The Rift Extra Life Event

Posted by on 14 September 2011

Play Rift with us on October 15th and help raise money for Children’s Miracle Network!

Last year, a few of our team members participated in Extra Life and many of you in our community supported or joined them. This year, we wanted to step it up and create an entire event around this great cause. And you are invited to join us!

What is Extra Life?

Extra Life is a gamer-focused charity event run by the Sarcastic Gamer team and partnered with the Children’s Miracle Network, which handles all collecting and distribution of donations received. Participants have the option to go solo or form teams for pooled donations, and direct their contributions to a children’s hospital of their choice.

The event itself is a designated day where participants are asked to play a game or games of their choice for 24 hours straight. Although participation is largely on the honor system, many choose to use it as a chance to pull an all-nighter with their friends, loading up on snacks and cheering each other on to stay awake for the full duration in the name of helping kids.

The Rift Extra Life Event

The Trion Worlds Team will be playing Rift during the Extra Life event and you are invited to join us! Anyone who is registered with Extra Life can request an invitation to join our Trion guild. The Community Team and many other members of the Rift Dev Team will be playing alongside of you. We will all be creating new characters and leveling up and playing together for the whole 24 hours. We will be hosting a number of fun events and awarding in-game rewards to the winners.

Everyone who participates will receive the in game title “the Charitable.”

Everyone who lasts the entire 24 hours will receive the in game title “the Insomniac.”

Participants will also have a shot at winning one of our Community in-game items: Hooty, Cookie or the Spaulders of Earthen Might!

These items will be awarded for a variety of achievements including:

  • Highest Level Achieved
  • Most Favor Earned
  • Most Planarite Earned
  • Highest Crafting Skill (combined)
  • Most Achievements Earned
  • Most Dungeons Completed
  • Most Money Earned
  • Most Critters Killed
  • Most Artifacts Collected

Please note that characters of any level will be accepted into the guild for the event but only characters that start at level 1 and are registered with Extra Life will be eligible for the in-game awards.

Join us on October 15th

  • Go to the Extra Life site and register. You can choose to play with a team or as an individual.
  • Be sure to include your Rift account information to get your in game title!
  • Let family & friends know and get as many pledges as you can to help Children’s Miracle Network
  • On October 15th, join us for 24 hours of Rift and your chance at some great in-game items!

It’s that easy! We get to have a lot of fun together and raise money for a great cause!

We will announce the shard & guild information, including where to get guild invites, right before the event. Let us know if you have any questions and post and let us know if you plan to participate.

Gamers have big hearts and always come through to help great causes like this. We here at Trion are thrilled to be a part of this charity and look forward to a great event this year!

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Extra Life Frequently Asked Questions


On which server will the Trion event be taking place?

The exact server name will be revealed the day before Extra Life (i.e. October 14!). We will be using a current live RIFT North American-region PvE shard for this event. We’re keeping a close eye on shard populations and Extra Life participant signups to make sure everyone will fit! In case of a population explosion and queues, on the 15th a backup shard will also be designated if needed.

What time does the Trion Extra Life event begin?

Time zones are always tricky business. For this event we will be officially starting the event at 8:00am PDT on October 15th [that's 10:00am CDT, 11:00am EST, and 15:00 GMT]. However, eligibility for the 24-hour participation title will continue to count until 12:00am PDT Monday, October 17th (the end of Sunday).

As long as you start and finish your 24 hours between those times, you’ll still get credit! More details on the 24-hour Insomniac title below.


What faction will the guild be, and how do I join?

There will be both a Guardian and a Defiant Extra Life guild with Trion volunteers present. Guild inviters will be present throughout the day in Level 1-9 chat and their character names will be posted here on the 15th. Ask in chat, send a tell, send a shout – we’ll be guilding people as quickly as we can!

You can use a new or existing character to participate, but please be aware of the following rule:

To be eligible for special achievement prizes, your character *MUST BE LEVEL 2 OR BELOW AS OF 8:00AM PDT AND JOIN THE TRION EXTRA LIFE GUILD*. Additionally, the use of other high-level/pre-existing characters, transferred items or money, or experience/favor boost potions will render you ineligible for the various special achievement categories. We have logs. They’ll be used. :) Besides, it’s supposed to be a fun challenge to see what you can do from scratch during the event!


How do I get the in-game title, “the Charitable”?

Sign up with Extra Life and join us in the Trion Extra Life guild of your faction choice on Saturday, October 15th after 8:00am PDT! This title will be available to all characters on your account once granted.


How do I get the in-game title, “the Insomniac”?

Sign up with Extra Life and join the Trion Extra Life guild at or after 8:00am PDT on Saturday, October 15th, and play for a total of 24 hours before 12:00am PDT Monday, October 17th (as in, by the end of Sunday PDT). This title will be available to all characters on your account once granted.

While the challenge is to play 24 consecutive hours non-stop, we do recognize that ‘stuff happens’ and that our players have families and other obligations that may prevent this. If you need to take a break or have network or computer issues, you are still eligible as long as the 24 hours are completed by the end of day Sunday PDT. Many of us will be pushing to stay through the full 24, however, and you’re encouraged to give it a shot and play with us through the wee hours!


What about the other prizes? I hear you’re giving out other stuff!

Characters who are *LEVEL 2 OR BELOW AT 8:00AM PDT* and join the Extra Life guild will be eligible for a variety of fun ‘special achievement’ prizes that we’ll be granting after the end of the event. We will be looking at your level of progress at the end of your own 24 hour play period. We will also be checking for outside help, so play fair. Additionally, the use of experience and favor boost potions during the event will disqualify your character for these awards. Depending on the category and how everyone does, there may be more than one person recognized for a specific achievement.

Some example categories are listed below – we have more surprise ones, and some of them are ‘fun’ achievements, so don’t think that powerleveling is all there is to it. Play, have fun, do what you like to do!

Highest level achieved, most favor earned, most planarite earned, most achievements earned, most dungeons completed [with appropriate level companions], most artifacts collected [as in picked up from the ground, not collections completed]… the list goes on!


Do we get to keep our characters after the event?

Heck yes! This will be a standard NA Live shard and characters will remain yours after the weekend – they can be transferred to other open NA servers if desired.

Use the opportunity to roll up an alt, or meet some new friends on the event or other servers!


Do I need to be a member of the Trion Worlds Extra Life team?

Nope! You are of course welcome to join our Extra Life team if you like, but any Extra Life participants will be allowed into the Trion guilds on the designated server.


What if I signed up but don’t receive any donations?

We will not be restricting participation or prizes just because you did not receive donations. Every bit of awareness of the Extra Life event helps grow it in the future. :)


Can we participate if we don’t live in the US?

Yes! Extra Life also provides for donations to go toward children’s hospitals outside of the United States.

The Trion event will be taking place on a North America region shard during the hours listed above; you can change the region you connect to in RIFT by opening the patcher, clicking the Settings button, and changing the Region dropdown to North America.