Extra-Life Incentives for 2023

Discussion in 'News and Announcements' started by Angeliana, Aug 22, 2023.

  1. Angeliana Senior Community Manager

    Super-teaming with Extra Life to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network!

    Hail, Norrathians!

    Darkpaw Games is once again on a quest to play EverQuest and EverQuest II to help change kids' health and we’ve kicked off our Extra Life fundraising efforts along with our global Daybreak Games Super Team page. This year, we’re back to supporting our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital: Rady Children's Hospital – San Diego, a nonprofit, 511-bed pediatric care facility and the region’s only pediatric trauma center. With 170 hospitals in the Children's Miracle Network, each location treats thousands of kids annually, regardless of their illness, injury, or family's ability to pay.

    With donations from you all, we absolutely crushed our goal last year, and we aim to do it bigger and better this year. We are even more focused on helping local kids in need this year, setting our goal even higher than ever before. And just like last year, Darkpaw Games (Captain name: Darkpaw Games) will again kick off our fundraising with a donation of $5,000! Let's make this a great year, together. Like last year, we are introducing several in-game incentives for both EQ and EQII as we meet various collective donation milestones! More on that in a bit.

    We sincerely hope you'll consider spreading the word in-game, on social media, and to family and friends. If you're able to donate, please do, every little bit helps.

    Quick Guide on how to get where you need to on the Extra-Life site: https://www.everquest.com/guides/eq-el-guide

    About Rady Children’s Hospital
    Rady Children’s is a renowned, award-winning children's hospital based in San Diego, CA. They do remarkable work in helping children from all walks of life and regardless of medical coverage recover from serious, life-threatening diseases and conditions. Click here to read more about Rady’s efforts to help kids.

    How Can I Help?
    On our Extra Life page (Captain name: Darkpaw Games) you’ll find share buttons which will automatically generate a post to put on your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or a page URL button to use elsewhere. Just sending out a message to your family, friends, and followers would be incredible and immensely appreciated. Please help us spread the word.

    If you're able to give a donation, know that it is tax deductible and will go towards helping improve the health of thousands of children who are destined to change the future. Simply click on the "Donate" button at the top of the page to chip in.

    You can also help by heading to our Extra Life page here (Captain name: Darkpaw Games)  and getting signed up to help us raise funds, or by logging into an existing account and joining our team.

    Where Your Money Goes at Rady Children’s Hospital
    $.50 = 1 diaper – We use 880,000 per year!
    $1 = Infant-sized mask to deliver anesthesia
    $1 = Pediatric blood pressure cuff
    $1.10 = One baby blanket – We use these to keep our smallest patients in the neonatal and infant critical care unit warm.
    $5 = Round trip transportation for a child to and from therapy – This is critical for children that have been abused or neglected.
    $7 = Box of 50 child isolation masks
    $7 = Digital thermometer
    $10 = Medical play baby doll – Our child life specialists use these to explain procedures to young patients.
    $15 = Pediatric Ambu bag
    $30 = A cuddle cub – This special weighted teddy bear feels like a baby in your arms and is given to families to take home when they lose a little one.
    $30 = Case of pediatric medical gowns
    $100 = Red wagon – We use these to transport kids around the hospital in place of wheelchairs to make transport more fun!
    $1,000 = 3D printed heart – Our surgeons use these to plan their heart surgeries and explain them to patients and their families.

    Once again, we wanted to provide all players of EverQuest with collective as well as individual incentives for hitting various donation-level milestones. Donations have already begun so help spread the word and jump in today. We plan to send out occasional reminders throughout the month of October to help get the word out.

    Extra Life’s Game Day is on November 4, 2023
    November 6, 2023, at 10 a.m. PST, we’ll tally up where we're at for group reward donations. You can still donate to receive individual rewards through the rest of the year, though.
    November 7, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. PST is when we’ll turn on the group rewards based on the total donation amount on November 6.
    November 14, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. PST is when the group rewards will be turned off.
    December 31, 2023, at 11:45 p.m. PST is the last day to donate to receive individual incentives.

    Here’s what you can look forward to:
    Group Milestone funding tier rewards
    • $15,000 - 20% bonus experience gains.
    • $17,500 - 40% bonus experience gains.
    • $20,000 - 60% bonus experience gains and 25% more likely rare spawns.
    • $22,500 - 80% bonus experience gains and 50% more likely rare spawns.
    • $25,000 - 100% bonus experience gains, 75% more likely rare spawns, and 25% more loot.
    • $30,000 - 120% bonus experience gains, 100% more likely rare spawns, and 50% more loot.
    • $35,000 - 150% bonus experience gains, 125% more likely rare spawns, 75% more loot, and 50% increased coins.
    • $40,000 - 160% bonus experience gains, 135% more likely rare spawns, 85% more loot, and 55% increased coins.
    • $45,000 - 170% bonus experience gains, 145% more likely rare spawns, 95% more loot, 60% increased coins, and 50% increased alternate currency.
    • $50,000 - 180% bonus experience gains, 155% more likely rare spawns, 105% more loot, 65% increased coins, and 60% increased alternate currency.
    • $60,000 - 190% bonus experience gains, 165% more likely rare spawns, 115% more loot, 70% increased coins, 70% increased alternate currency, and 20% decreased collections spawn rate.
    • $70,000 - 200% bonus experience gains, 175% more likely rare spawns, 125% more loot, 80% increased coins, 80% increased alternate currency, and 25% decreased collections spawn rate.
    • $85,000 - 200% bonus experience gains, 185% more likely rare spawns, 135% more loot, 85% increased coins, 90% increased alternate currency, 30% decreased collections spawn rate, and 50% bonus evolving item exp.
    • $100,000 - 200% bonus experience gains, 200% more likely rare spawns, 145% more loot, 90% increased coins, 100% increased alternate currency, 35% decreased collections spawn rate, and 75% bonus evolving item exp.
    • Stretch Goal! $125,000 - 200% bonus experience gains, 200% more likely rare spawns, 155% more loot, 100% increased coins, 100% increased alternate currency, 40% decreased collections spawn rate, and 100% bonus evolving item exp.
    Individual Donor Rewards
    • $5 - Suffix Title: "the Compassionate"
      • This title is available for all characters on the account where the key is consumed.
    • $10 - 3 Overseer Packs
    • $25 - Metamorph: Cobalt Scaled Hatchling, a Blue Baby Dragon pet or illusion for your combat pet
    • $50 - Blue Tricorn Hat Ornamentation, a Tricorn hat in Extra Life Blue
    • $100 - Brilliant Braxi Saddle, a Braxi mount to ride
    • All higher tiered individual incentives will include incentives from previous tiers.
    • $100+ = For each incentive milestone reached after donating $100, you will receive a second (third, fourth, etc.) key for each listed incentive. Example: You’ve donated $305 so you’ll receive three keys for each listed incentive, and plus one more $5 incentive for a total of four $5 incentives.
    Blue Baby Dragon and Braxi Mount
    Blue Tricorn Hat in Extra-Life Blue
    Fundraiser Rewards
    • $250 - Contract of Enchanted Armor
    • $500 - One set of all the listed Individual Donation incentives
    • $1,000 - Gold Tricorn Hat Ornamentation and the prefix title: "Golden Champion."
    Enchanted Armor
    Gold Tricorn Hat

    If you are a streamer and would like to inquire about participating, please contact Angeliana via private message on our official forums or in Discord. Click here if you'd like to check out the incentives for EverQuest II.

    New in 2023: Use the command /extralife while in-game to get info on the fly! How nifty is that?

    Thank you for reading about our plans for Extra Life this year, for being part of our outstanding communities, and for helping children in need with your donations. Together, we will make a difference!

    -Clan Darkpaw

    Be sure to follow us on social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Discord.
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  2. Angeliana Senior Community Manager

    EDIT: I fixed the images, they weren't working. Apologies!
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  3. ShibariWAR New Member

  4. Grove Augur

    Hmm. The array of his postings declares use of an app that has been forbidden?
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  5. ShibariWAR New Member

    Oh Grove, what program would you be referring to?

    Really curious how you deem my style of play forbidden.
  6. Angeliana Senior Community Manager

    We've created a How-To Guide for Extra-Life first timers, or just those who might need a quick refresher on how to get to the proper place to start earning the nifty incentives! https://www.everquest.com/guides/eq-el-guide

    This will also be linked in the above article.
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  7. EagleTalon99 Elder

    What does $500 - One set of all the listed Individual Donation incentives mean?
    Like an extra set for another character?

    Nevermind. I guess it means a "key" gives you the highest prize for that tier, so 500 would give you a bunch of keys with for like a /claim type thing, but you can't claim more than a single type of item per account.
  8. Herf Augur

    I've read the multiple pages about Extra Life but there's still something I don't understand:

    If I just want to contribute a small amount ot get one of the rewards can I do that as an individual? All this talke of teams and "pick the person you want to sponsor" has me confused. Also if we contribute how is that tied to the toon or accont?

  9. Merdur Victum New Member

    I am really disappointed , in an unused opportunity
    like =
    upgrade to all access during the event , and a portion will go to the charity

    so subs from current free to plays , absolutely ignored , when most would gladly sub for a while , if it was partly charitable , even with 0 rewards
  10. Grove Augur

    Yes, you can do that. Just do select one of the actual participants and place the pledge.
  11. Barton The Mischievous

    Your codes will be sent to the email you provided
    when making your donation later this year
    or possibly early next year
    depending on when you donate.
    1st paragraph

    You then take the code from the email
    To redeem your code, go to the homepage,
    login into the account you want your items on, and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
    Copy and paste your code into the box under
    “Enter retail game card and promotional codes here:” and click Submit!
    Be sure to copy and paste your code,
    and that there are no spaces before the code or after the code.
    Further down the page

    then /claim once in game
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  12. Zanarose New Member

    Not to sound petty. Just asking. Is the mount a bard speed mount or some other speed?
  13. Bigstomp Augur

    Last year after they processed it you got emailed a code you could plug into the redeem code area of the payment site to gain things which then showed up in /claim
    I assume similar this year.
  14. Bigstomp Augur

    Yes you can.
    Pick and sponsor is basically an encouragement for people who are more proactive to recruit donators, and have their own rewards depending on how many people/dollars they pull in.
    As an individual you get the stuff either way, the question is do you want to do it through me and try to get me that fancy in game hat.
  15. Nennius Curmudgeon

    P.S. If you live in the San Diego area and have the time and inclination, consider volunteering at Children's Hospital. My wife and I have had several foster kids treated there and they can use the help. One way to help is to just cuddle newborns in one of NICU's.


    These little folks need to be held and helped. Just a thought. Off to do just this myself in a bit. :)

    P.P.S. They also accept donations of socks and sleepers for newborns. Infants with cold feet can get cranky.
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  16. Lovelle New Member

    Regarding the "contract of enchanted armor", if I donate $250 do I get it? Or do I have to donate and donate again through my page? I am a bit confused.
  17. EagleTalon99 Elder

    With the HALFWAY mark ($50k) being hit, Daybreak should have an announcement on the Launcher to get people know about that, and maybe drum up a new round of fresh donations.
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  18. Genjo Lorekeeper

    The scale on this is not correct.

    The higher limits are much harder to hit but the incentives jump from every 5k to 10k and then 15k.
    Normally as they get harder the band gets lower, something to consider in the future!
  19. Brickhaus Augur

    I'm glad someone is excited. But you could stand to chill a little (the sum of all your posts about this topic). Well over a month to go.

    Also, their rewards structure is actually the common way to go about things of this nature. Small steps to start with gradually increasing steps as totals go higher.
  20. Herf Augur

    I'm still baffled by the whole "join the teams" thing. If there was a clear way to just give a certain amount directly it would be a lot easier.
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