Extra Life Event Details

Posted by on 14 October 2011

Ok, all you hardcore, Extra Life fundraisers! Are you ready for the big day tomorrow? Have you stocked up on essentials for your marathon gaming session? Have you explained to family and friends that you are unavailable for the weekend? Are you planning any fun ways to keep yourself awake late into the night?

We are also busy getting ready for the event and really looking forward to spending this weekend with you! We can now announce server & guild info and I want to clarify some points in response to a lot of the questions we have been seeing.

Server & Guild Info

The first important announcement we have for you is server information. Because of the overwhelming response to this event, we have had to split up our team and run the event on two servers! You can join us for the Extra Life event on either of the following servers:

  • Atrophinius
  • Belmont

The names of the guilds are Extra Life Guardian & Extra Life Defiant. Trion Team members will be available to send you an invitation. Be sure to use Level 1-9 chat to look for us!

Event Time

The Rift Extra Life event starts on Saturday, October 15th at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time. We will not begin to track anything towards any achievements before that time. We are all hoping to be able to play 24 hours straight but in the spirit of the Extra Life guidelines, we will be tracking play time until 12:00 a.m. Monday morning. So you have the entire weekend to complete your 24 hours of gaming if you are unable to complete all 24 hours in a row.

Titles/ Awards

There have been a lot of questions about the titles and awards so I will try to clarify all of that for you.

The Charitable

To qualify to receive the title “The Charitable,” you must be registered with Extra Life and you must join our Trion guild. You can create a new character or transfer an old one. You can also join the guild and then leave it to go back to playing with your own guild if you like. All we need is for you to “check in” by joining us so we can have record of your account.

The Insomniac

To qualify to receive “The Insomniac” title, you must remain in a Trion guild and complete your 24 hours of playtime by 12:00 a.m. (PST) Monday (Sunday night). Your character can be any level but we must be able to track your time played in the guild.

Achievement Awards

We will be giving awards for many achievements throughout the event, 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

To qualify for any of the achievement awards, your character must be level 2 or below when the event starts at 8:00 a.m. PDT on Saturday morning and you must remain in the Extra Life guild for the duration of the event. We will be looking at your accomplishments during your 24 hours of gameplay.

You are welcome to log in before the start of the event and have your character created and ready to start. Just make sure you do not hit level 3 before 8 a.m. PDT or you will not qualify for the rewards. Also, keep in mind that we will be looking at your 24 hours of time played for these achievements. So if there is a queue or you are late getting logged in for any reason, it will not give you a disadvantage. We will start counting your time towards achievements once you are successfully logged onto your character. Please keep in mind that it will take us some time to sort through our logs to determine who will get the awards. We will announce the recipients as soon as we can but we expect it to take us a few days after the end of the event before we have sorted through all the data.

Important note: We are awarding people for achievements made without any help from higher level characters or enhancements. Getting help from high level or pre-established characters or players is prohibited and use of any experience, favor or valor potions are not allowed. We have logs and we will use them to make sure the people who receive these awards earned them without outside assistance or enhancements.

Server Transfers

Once the event is over, as always, you have the option of transferring your new character to another server. The titles and any awards you may earn are account bound and will be awarded to each of your characters on any server. There is one exception. Unfortunately, at this time, we cannot assist with character transfers between our North American and European servers for this event. But all titles and awards will still be available on all servers.

Extra Life is a Fund Raiser!

We are really looking forward to hanging out with you guys this weekend and making this a fun event. But let’s not lose sight of the fact that the purpose of this event is to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network. I plan to do one more shout out to friends and family for any last minute donations. Keep in mind that every little bit counts and raise whatever you can.

Let us know if you have any other questions and we’ll try to get you answers.

We’re looking forward to seeing you tomorrow! Are you ready to enjoy the weekend? What have you done to prepare for this marathon play session? Head over to the forums and tell us about your plans!