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Pittsburgh, PA
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About K8Morosky

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  • Birthday 08/21/1983

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    Extra Life, Gaming, Anime, Steampunk, Writing, Reading, Old Samurai Movies, Martial Arts Movies, JRPGs, Tabletop Roleplaying, Online Roleplaying

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  1. ELU is always such a fantastic time. Can't wait for next year! And that's absolutely amazing that you're going to help more Extra Lifers get to go! Seriously everyone, if you've never been to ELU, you REALLY need to put it on your list!
  2. Hey there all you amazing Pittsburgh Extra Lifers. As we begin preparations for 2018, I can tell you one thing: It's going to be AWESOME! The guild leadership recently had a fantastic meeting with hospital representatives, and I can already tell that we're going to have a wonderful year. Stay tuned for an announcement here and in your email about our 2018 Kick-off meeting in the next few weeks. If you've ever been interested in getting more involved in Extra Life than just participating in game day, the annual Guild Kick-off meeting is a great place to start!
  3. After much blood sweat and tears trying to work out logistics, it started to look impossible for a while there... I'm sure most of you have an inkling of how it feels, but I was downright heartbroken when it looked like we wouldn't make it! I'm happy to say though, we are all booked and ready to go. We will officially be back for our 4th ELU, and I really really can't wait for the family reunion! I'M SO FREAKIN' THANKFUL AND EXCITED! GAME ON! As a side note, I heard a rumor that the Pin Exchange will be different this year? I'd like to know what changed because I usually place an order for custom buttons for the kids about this time. Any way we could get a count on how many buttons/pins/whatevers we'd need? @herobyclicking? Bueller?
  4. @slowmojoe I will be back for the 4th time! ❤️ Can't wait to see yinz guys!
  5. Me: Desperately hoping for a Christmas bonus to help pay for plane tickets. Me: Also wondering if maybe I could just drive it. It's only 14 hours, right? RIGHT?!
  6. Any new developments here? The antici... ...pation is killing me! :-P
  7. I can help! I've been participating in Extra Life since 2011, so allow me to welcome you to the Extra Life family! 1. Currently you can only be part of one team at a time. You can change your team fairly easily if you're not a team captain, but if you do that, I believe all your collected donations so far will go with you to your new team. There is a superteam option that is currently being tested on a limited basis, but It's not widely available - and frankly I'm really not sure if they plan on releasing it into the wild in the future for everyone to use. 2. You can email support at support@extra-life.org and they can help you get set up with the right hospital. 3. Teams are simply players who raise money and/or together under the same team captain - Some captains are more involved than others, and teams can be loose collectives of strangers, or a group of friends who know one another - they do not even have to be playing for the same hospital. Teams are fairly arbitrary, but still nice to join for the camaraderie. Guilds, on the other hand, are for those who want to do more than just play games for kids. Guilds are officially sanctioned volunteer outreach programs based in cities where there are CMN hospitals, and are supported in part by those hospitals. Consisting of a board of volunteer executives including a President, Vice President, and Secretary, and also a liaison (usually a CMN program coordinator) who works at that local hospital, Guilds are less of a fundraising body, and more specialized towards spreading the word at local events. For the most part, Guilds get in touch with local conventions to secure space where they can set up a table and tell people about Extra Life, answer any questions, and help them get signed up if they're interested. Guilds also often get together for social activities as well - it's a great way to meet other gamers in your area. You can go to https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1111 to see if there's a guild in your city. 4. The gaming itself is generally honor system, so there's no need to track hours for the purpose of Extra Life itself. That's not to say you can't or shouldn't track hours if you'd like, but there are no tools through Extra Life itself to assist with this. I might recommend a shared Google document or spreadsheet where you and your friends can track your own hours if you'd like to do that. Again, it's all honor system anyway. Hope I was able to help! I don't stream myself, but I know that there are lots of great resources here on the forums here for people that do. If you ever need any help, I'd recommend perusing the Live Streaming Tips & Tricks discussion area at http://community.extra-life.org/forums/forum/9-live-streaming-tips-tricks/
  8. I'm not 100% certain, but if you tell the restaurant to specify your name and the words Extra Life in the subject line of the check, then it MIGHT get to the right place. Can anyone confirm this or am I mistaken? Bueller? Bueller? @herobyclicking?
  9. If you are the team captain there should be a way to contact your team members, but apart from asking this person to change to a different team, there's not really a way to 'kick' people off your team. Due to the nature of Extra Life and the fact that we want to be as inclusive as possible, I probably wouldn't even recommend asking them to leave. If you want to look at it another way, really you should be flattered that they thought your team sounded cool enough to join. I can understand the worry that donations you were expecting to come to you would go to this other person. I know how competitive some of us gamers are, so just keep in mind, that whoever ultimately gets the donation it'll still go to help kids. Still I do understand that you want your donors to be able to donate specifically to YOU, so since you're worried there might be confusion, maybe you could start sharing your personal page on social media instead of the team page. If you come to find out that someone has donated to the other person when they meant to donate to you, you can have that donor actually contact support and ask the donation to be moved to the correct page. It might not be a perfect solution, but in my book, it's better than asking a random person to leave and possibly turning them off to being a part of Extra Life forever. I am a team captain myself, and every now and then, it's happened that a random person will join my team. I make a point to reach out to them through the dashboard tools, introduce myself, and invite them to do the same. Who knows? Rather than wanting them to leave, you just might make a new best friend! Good luck with this, and with your game day plans!
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    Come on out to the Carnegie Science Center for their monthly 21+ night. September's theme is gaming, so it's a great fit for us! They'll have plenty to do for gamers and non-gamers alike, so bring your friends for a trip through the Science Center that doesn't involve competing with kids for playtime with their cool sciencey stuff. Bonus Round: Live music and cash bars will also be located throughout. Stop by and say hello, or even volunteer at our booth - either way it's always a blast!
  11. Hey everyone! We will be set up at the Carnegie Science Center 21+ night on Friday September 8th from 6-10PM. Come on out and volunteer or even just say hi! These events are always a blast!
  12. If I wasn't AWFUL at Rocket League, I might be tempted to try. As it stands, I'm better off on the sidelines. I'll definitely try to tune in to the stream though!
  13. I think an interesting thing to note here is that I've never really thought about team members wishing to contact their team captains through the site, so I'm sure this might have slipped past the notice of others as well. It's a great idea and I really think this would be a valuable feature. It would definitely help teammates to better connect with one another. That sense of community is one of the things that makes Extra Life so great, so more ways to foster that can only be a good thing. In short, thanks for the inspiration - you can bet I'll mention the idea to whoever I can!
  14. From your profile it says you play for Boston. Lucky for you, Boston has a guild. That's another great way to get in touch with Extra Lifers in your area. Check out their Guild discussion area: http://community.extra-life.org/forums/forum/28-boston-ma/
  15. In order to see the advantage of being on a team, you either need an active team captain who regularly communicates with you, or you need to know your teammates IRL. For my part as a captain, I try my best to regularly reach out to my teammates, and I make sure to let them know they can contact me about anything. Most of them are friends I knew before I started doing Extra Life, but I've made some new friends along the way too. I try to keep it local, so everyone on my team is at least from the Pittsburgh Area, and that helps too. We even meet up to grab dinner together from time to time. This year I'm even trying to plan some team fundraising events. Every team will be different, and if you're not really feeling welcomed in your current team, or the captain is too inactive for your preferences, just remember that you can always join a different team or even start your own. I sincerely hope you can find a team that you can really get involved in, because the fact that you're seeking more than just a vague association with your team is the mark of a great Extra Lifer! As for your questions about streaming, I know that the official Extra Life channel often hosts and highlights streamers from the community if you can commit to a weekly time spot to broadcast. The requirements for joining the program should be listed here: Also, I'm sure @herobyclicking could tell you more!
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