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Extra Life 2014

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JayWesten
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#1 - 2014-01-30 23:26:35 UTC
Good morning all,

Just wanted to drop a note here about Extra Life, if you aren't aware of what Extra Life is, it's a 24 hour gaming marathon that happens every year to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. It was started in 2008 by Doc from Sarcastic Gamers after the loss of Tori Emmons to cancer. Last year's Extra Life was the largest ever raising approximately 4 million dollars, more than all the other years combined.

If you would like to participate you can sign up at http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?

The 24 hour marathon takes place on the 25th-26th of October this year, however you are free and encouraged to do it whenever best suits you.
Erotica 1
Krypteia Operations
#2 - 2014-01-31 07:41:16 UTC
well documented scam. good cause, but its like giving money to the mafia.

See Bio for isk doubling rules. If you didn't read bio, chances are you funded those who did.

TigerXtrm
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2014-01-31 08:51:04 UTC
Erotica 1 wrote:
well documented scam. good cause, but its like giving money to the mafia.


1. That's ironic coming from you.

2. Don't make claims like that without backing them up with evidence.

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JayWesten
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#4 - 2014-01-31 09:15:29 UTC  |  Edited by: JayWesten
If it's a well documented scam why does Sony, Blizzard, Trion, Twitch, Microsoft, Roosterteeth, Xsplit all back it? Also why have I seen first hand where the money goes?

Oh and for proof you can look at their page, you can also look up the Diablo 3 challenge from last year, and you can see the advertisement on PSN... The only thing I can't back up with proof is the seeing the money.
Angelica Dreamstar
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#5 - 2014-01-31 11:02:53 UTC
I think Chribba participated once?

Hey don't mind Erotica. She's pretty desperate already.

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Braxus Deninard
Hard Knocks Inc.
Hard Knocks Citizens
#6 - 2014-01-31 11:11:58 UTC
These sorts of events are always great, it's nice to see people being able to contribute to a real world cause, especially one involving healthcare.
Doc Severide
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#7 - 2014-01-31 11:17:21 UTC
NO.... I don't like kids...
Esha Ditrix
#8 - 2014-01-31 11:20:17 UTC
good heads up OP, will keep in mind come oktober.

i will throw in AGDQ, a 200+ hour speedrunning marathon, held at the beginning of january, they raised a little over a million bucks this year for the prevent cancer foundation, so for those that missed it this year, theres always next year...

gaming charity best charity Bear

Its not an exploit, if the game lets you do it...

djentropy Ovaert
The Conference Elite
CODE.
#9 - 2014-01-31 11:27:24 UTC
JayWesten wrote:
Good morning all,

Just wanted to drop a note here about Extra Life, if you aren't aware of what Extra Life is, it's a 24 hour gaming marathon that happens every year to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. It was started in 2008 by Doc from Sarcastic Gamers after the loss of Tori Emmons to cancer. Last year's Extra Life was the largest ever raising approximately 4 million dollars, more than all the other years combined.

If you would like to participate you can sign up at http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?

The 24 hour marathon takes place on the 25th-26th of October this year, however you are free and encouraged to do it whenever best suits you.


Ugh, no.

A simple google search of this charity and how much payroll from "donations" is funneled to CEO and other players = just no.

Better to donate your cash elsewhere.
Ruskarn Andedare
Lion Investments
#10 - 2014-01-31 11:36:37 UTC  |  Edited by: Ruskarn Andedare
djentropy Ovaert wrote:
JayWesten wrote:
Good morning all,

Just wanted to drop a note here about Extra Life, if you aren't aware of what Extra Life is, it's a 24 hour gaming marathon that happens every year to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. It was started in 2008 by Doc from Sarcastic Gamers after the loss of Tori Emmons to cancer. Last year's Extra Life was the largest ever raising approximately 4 million dollars, more than all the other years combined.

If you would like to participate you can sign up at http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?

The 24 hour marathon takes place on the 25th-26th of October this year, however you are free and encouraged to do it whenever best suits you.


Ugh, no.

A simple google search of this charity and how much payroll from "donations" is funneled to CEO and other players = just no.

Better to donate your cash elsewhere.


They look better than most here - Charity Navigator

(If the link doesn't go direct search for "Children's Miracle Network Hospitals")
RaTTuS
BIG
#11 - 2014-01-31 11:58:14 UTC  |  Edited by: RaTTuS
TigerXtrm wrote:
Erotica 1 wrote:
well documented scam. good cause, but its like giving money to the mafia.


1. That's ironic coming from you.

2. Don't make claims like that without backing them up with evidence.

...
see
http://i.imgur.com/6vgnQmG.png
read

http://childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/Content/LegalDocs/2012-990.pdf
http://childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/Content/LegalDocs/2012Audit.pdf

they do some good but it's in the very low end for charity

if you want to support your local hospital - there are much better ways of doing it then paying for these to play with your cash

on and Hi Tiger ;-p

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TigerXtrm
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#12 - 2014-01-31 12:16:50 UTC
RaTTuS wrote:
TigerXtrm wrote:
Erotica 1 wrote:
well documented scam. good cause, but its like giving money to the mafia.


1. That's ironic coming from you.

2. Don't make claims like that without backing them up with evidence.

...
see
http://i.imgur.com/6vgnQmG.png
read

http://childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/Content/LegalDocs/2012-990.pdf
http://childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/Content/LegalDocs/2012Audit.pdf

they do some good but it's in the very low end for charity

if you want to support your local hospital - there are much better ways of doing it then paying for these to play with your cash

on and Hi Tiger ;-p


Ah, I thought they meant the Extra Life thing itself being a scam.

Can't say I'm surprised though, same as any other 'charity' at the end of the day.

And hello =)

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Lucas Kell
Solitude Trading
#13 - 2014-01-31 17:07:40 UTC
TigerXtrm wrote:
RaTTuS wrote:
TigerXtrm wrote:
Erotica 1 wrote:
well documented scam. good cause, but its like giving money to the mafia.


1. That's ironic coming from you.

2. Don't make claims like that without backing them up with evidence.

...
see
http://i.imgur.com/6vgnQmG.png
read

http://childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/Content/LegalDocs/2012-990.pdf
http://childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/Content/LegalDocs/2012Audit.pdf

they do some good but it's in the very low end for charity

if you want to support your local hospital - there are much better ways of doing it then paying for these to play with your cash

on and Hi Tiger ;-p


Ah, I thought they meant the Extra Life thing itself being a scam.

Can't say I'm surprised though, same as any other 'charity' at the end of the day.

And hello =)
They did. Extra life and the charity are supposedly run by the same people. so extra life pulls in the money, paying their expenses, then pays the rest to the charity who then pays their expenses, leaving practically zip for the actual cause.

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Erotica 1
Krypteia Operations
#14 - 2014-01-31 17:09:30 UTC  |  Edited by: Erotica 1
TigerXtrm wrote:
Erotica 1 wrote:
well documented scam. good cause, but its like giving money to the mafia.


1. That's ironic coming from you.

2. Don't make claims like that without backing them up with evidence.


I did in detail last year.

*edit* no the extra life thing is awesome, the "charity" organization they choose to use is crooked. And yes, I'm not surprised Microsoft uses them based on their early sales practices with Windows.

Guys, the hospitals have to pay to receive the money, or they don't get on the list. The charity organization uses some of the funds to throw lavish parties for the founders. I spent hours going through their financials, and it wasn't pretty. Oh, you want some money? Well, you have to pay us first and we'll take a percentage. Oh and I've got a buddy who needs a job. You're gonna hire him to be the full time on site director for this.

I wish extra life would just donate right to the major childrens' hospitals. That, I could support.

See Bio for isk doubling rules. If you didn't read bio, chances are you funded those who did.

Lucas Kell
Solitude Trading
#15 - 2014-01-31 17:34:00 UTC
Erotica 1 wrote:
*edit* no the extra life thing is awesome, the "charity" organization they choose to use is crooked.
1. Goto the extra life page.
2. Scroll to the bottom
3. Read the line: "© 2014 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals"
4. LOL

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Erotica 1
Krypteia Operations
#16 - 2014-01-31 17:40:59 UTC
Lucas Kell wrote:
Erotica 1 wrote:
*edit* no the extra life thing is awesome, the "charity" organization they choose to use is crooked.
1. Goto the extra life page.
2. Scroll to the bottom
3. Read the line: "© 2014 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals"
4. LOL


facepalm lol

See Bio for isk doubling rules. If you didn't read bio, chances are you funded those who did.

Sakuri ForestWalker
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#17 - 2014-01-31 17:45:10 UTC  |  Edited by: Sakuri ForestWalker
TigerXtrm wrote:
Erotica 1 wrote:
well documented scam. good cause, but its like giving money to the mafia.


1. That's ironic coming from you.

2. Don't make claims like that without backing them up with evidence.


1. Don't you think Erotica 1 knows that this is ironic? Most of her posts are, or are tinged by a strange and slightly sadistic sense of humor.

2. Find me a claim of scamming on this forum that is backed by evidence. There are a few, but far more have none.

Also here's some sources to back up the claim. Note that I am in no way endorsing any of erotica 1's action in game, or actually claiming that Children's Miracle network is a fraudulent institution, but there have been complaints in the past. You might want to do some research before firing back in the future.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700259995/Childrens-Miracle-Network-CEO-accused-of-fraud.html?pg=all
http://www.wdef.com/news/story/Erlanger-Warns-of-Scam-Involving-Childrens/z9XRvE4ByEG3IqbKj7fKaA.cspx
http://www.hammerfistclan.com/forum/f14/extra-life-org-childrens-miracle-netork-hospitals-not-exactly-scam-but-beware-551351/
Erotica 1
Krypteia Operations
#18 - 2014-01-31 18:01:33 UTC  |  Edited by: Erotica 1
In the past, there was all this talk about how great the extra life thing is, and how they chose the childrens miracle network for how amazing they were. just real life alts lol

Say what you want about the game, but I'll speak up when it comes to real life cash and children. I totally get that charities have operational expenses, but the fact that money is fungible makes things confusing for most people. Think of the donations as a product that they are moving if that helps you, and back it out of the equation.

If I made a thread that I am raising money for charity, but I need a lot of cash up front, will charge you a percentage of the money raised, and that you will go and hire my friends to do nonsense jobs, everyone here would be up in arms and want me banned and in prison. Throw some third parties in between to do that instead and suddenly it's a great idea. Oh, and then I take cash out of the charity for personal stuff above and beyond reasonable operating expenses. Oh yeah, and I hire questionable people to run the thing.

http://archive.sltrib.com/printfriendly.php?id=10516374&itype=NGPSID


I'd also like to address the large corporate support thing- means about nothing. As I and many others have seen up close and personal, there is often a strong pressure from management for all employees to donate a minumum amount. I had a boss that simply couldn't understand that in no way, shape, or form will I give United Way a damn penny, let alone the $100 they wanted from me no matter how good it makes him look, as a Catholic and ardent pro life person myself. Real life is not Eve.

See Bio for isk doubling rules. If you didn't read bio, chances are you funded those who did.

Helena Russell Makanen
DRRUSSEL
#19 - 2014-01-31 20:49:47 UTC
Erotica 1 wrote:
.....snip.... Real life is not Eve.


Even when mayonaise is involved?

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Rekkr Nordgard
Borderland Militia
Zero Hedge Union
#20 - 2014-01-31 21:19:05 UTC
Erotica 1 wrote:
well documented scam. good cause, but its like giving money to the mafia.


The issue being that they don't have a bonus room or mayonnaise, amirite?
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