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  1. Just an FYI everyone! Our fan booth for Magic City Con has been approved! Details to follow, who all is planning on attending and who would like to attend? I will be there Saturday and Sunday and later in the evening on Friday since my flight from Austin doesn't get in till 7pm and I have to run home before heading back out. Information about the con can be accessed via the link I posted in the original post :-)

  2. Good Morning Everyone!

    I just wanted to share with all of you a new streaming service I was introduced to, https://www.caffeine.tv .


    A little about this streaming service, they just started accepting streamers about a month or to ago and they are oriented towards PC gamers currently (with plans to expand to other platforms in the future).


    Some things that I like about streaming on Caffeine is their real time streaming capability (not new I know, but it works consistently for me as opposed to Mixer), easy streaming setup (install their client and play a supported game, turn the stream on, and you are good!), and their client hooks a stream overlay directly into the game you are playing so you get viewer count and chat right on your game screen.


    Some current downsides, there is currently no way to advertise your extra life page within the stream other than the things you mention, no custom overlays are currently possible, and the client will only work properly (hook in the chat) on games that it's told to support. They are adding new games fairly quickly and most of the popular streaming games are already there (LoL, HOTS, SC2, PUBG, WOW, etc...).


    It may not currently be quite was some of you are looking for in tour streaming service, but the devs are very busy working on getting it up and running and they actually listen to their streamers :-) Gotta get in during those formative years :-P


    I've already asked them to try and look into some sort of integration for Extra Life, I will let you all know if anything comes of it :-) In the mean time, everyone over there has been awesome and friendly, so I encourage you guys to take a look :-)

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  3. Some excellent ideas, I know @Hayley. said she could look up some pricing options on materials for the guild for recruiting/fundraising events (Like Magic City Con), would be interested in finding out how much pamphlets would run us. Business cards would indeed be easier to carry around and distribute, also generally cheaper than shirts or pamphlets I would think.


    We can also spread the word to our gamer friends who aren't currently participating, I know a few of my friends are probably already tired of hearing me talk about it... LOL

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  4. I literally just signed up with Beam yesterday, so far I like it tons more than Twitch, it just seems geared more towards interacting with the community and your viewers and the interface is easy to use and lovely. Also, the FTL protocol is legit allowing real time conversations, no lag! I'm not really established on Twitch, so the switch is easy for me. I will be doing all my live streaming on Beam from now on :-)

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  5. 23 minutes ago, Nemean said:

    Sounds good to me. If you cant find the server I have a linux box that I have in the past used to host minecraft servers. I can pretty easily use it to host  a server for some time, just need to know what mod pack you want to use.


    Excellent! I miss my home lab :-(...LOL

  6. 3 hours ago, Hayley. said:

    I haven't looked at the kits or available collateral that we might have access to, but I'd be happy to help with layout of promotional materials, signage, etc., and coordinating with print vendors as needed. I think tablecloths with logos usually run around $150. Retractable floor banners are usually about $150 as well, but I think there are some less fancy ones that are closer to $80 if you dig around. There are other, more budget-friendly signage options (just a bit less durable) and I could get together some price comparisons if I have an idea of a budget.


    Awesome Hayley! Yeah, I'm not sure how much folks will want to pitch in for materials so having options and knowing estimates on costs will be extremely helpful. Also as an FYI, there are some pre-made/Extra-Life approved stuff for booths/tables on the site, I'm not sure what all the guidelines are on modifying and/or creating our own, I'm open to whatever we are allowed to change/make on our own :-D Here is a link to the US booth kit, 


    I think @DJThunderstix would be able to tell you more if it isn't covered under the usage guidelines. I'm brand new to this whole guild thing so I don't want to cause any problems :-)



  7. Also, I went ahead and submitted a fan table application for Magic City Con for the Guild. I spoke with Jamie with the convention administration and she mentioned today was basically the cutoff for applications. She said I could go ahead and put it in and if we end up not doing it, just to call and give her a heads up before the convention so she can update her list :-)


    With that being said, if we are going to do this table, we will need to get some materials, maybe some handouts, table cloth or something, maybe a sign? I will look at the table kit stuff they have in the downloads section and maybe start looking at pricing of stuff to see what kind of damage we will end up with if we go that route.

  8. Going to start this topic as well, really just a place for us to post about upcoming events so we can all be on the same page and know who's going to be where so we can plan meetups and such :-) Currently the only thing on my radar as of posting this is the following:


    Magic City Con: 

    June 30th - July 2nd


    Weekend adult pass is currently $26.25 (Don't know if that includes tax or not).


    I plan on being there, already have my weekend pass. Not sure if I will be there on the 30th as I am flying back into bham that day from training and I don't land until 7pm, depends on how tired I am when I get back. I will be there the 1st and 2nd though with my podcast people, we are planning on having a table setup. If the guild/extra life gets a table/booth, I will alternate days so I can help out or something :-)


  9. Hey peeps, I know we have a ways to go still before game day and I know not everyone will be around on Nov 4th due to BlizCon. However, I was thinking that maybe part of our marathons could be spent in a game as a guild? Maybe something like Minecraft, not sure what games we all have that would support everyone playing together. Just thought I would throw it out there for consideration :-) 


    I remember seeing a thread elsewhere on the forums that there is a Minecraft server setup for Extra Lifers, I will try and track it down :-)

  10. Luckily I didn't have any glitches or issues during Liams mission, that whole mission and its dialog was amazing....LOL I also really liked driving the nomad around on the asteroid/moon thingy. If you haven't tried it already, you should try and jump one of the chasms, I found it quite amusing :-)


    I am right there with you man for NMS, I played NMS for almost 60 hours straight when it came out. I need to get back into it now that they have made some adjustments and additions :-) Base building looks interesting and I heard they made survival a lot harder :-)

  11. That was quite the write up, a good read for sure!


    Having just finished MEA, I do have to say I was pleased with the game over all. I sunk 110 hours into it for the first play through and there were a number of times the writing or animations were cringe worthy, but I still enjoyed the overall story :-) Maybe I am just a sucker for space games in general (yes I still own No Mans Sky and yes I sometimes even think about playing it...LOL). Liams mission had me in stitches towards the beginning of it...LOL


    One note though, Havarl is the jungle planet where you can't use the Nomad to get around. The ice planet with the ruins and front lines is Voeld :-)

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