Extra Life 2014 Schedule of Events

Hey folks. ExtraLife 2014 is rapidly approaching and this year I have decided to put together a rough outline of the activities I will be partaking in. I will begin streaming at 9am EDT on October 25, 2014 and I will be continuously streaming until 9am EDT on October 26, 2014 (Twitch link here). I have listed the games I plan to be playing throughout the day as well as some contests and giveaways that I will be running. Please note that the schedule below is only an outline and I reserve the right to change it on the fly if need be. In addition to the prizes listed below I will be giving out SWTOR Pet Codes throughout the day so be sure to hang out in the chat room if you’d like a cute little pet to add to your collection. And finally, the pièce de résistance, the grand prize, the item you are all waiting for: one lucky contributor will receive a copy of the Star Wars the Old Republic Encyclopedia signed by members of the Bioware Austin team. All you need to do for a chance to win this very special collector’s item is donate at 5 dollars to the ExtraLife charity via this link. All donations will help support the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital in Albany, NY. Each donation you make of at least $5 will give you one entry into a raffle drawing that will take place at the end on the stream. Also, each increment of $5 donated beyond the threshold will give you one additional entry. Want four chances to win the Encyclopedia? Just donate twenty dollars and you’re all set. Remember, you only need one shot to win and it’s for a great cause so get those donations rolling and may the force be with you!

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Be Kind to One Another

Occasionally I sit down to write a blog and all I can muster is a blank stare at the computer screen; not because I don’t know what to write or can’t figure out where to start, but because I know exactly what I want to say but have no idea if it’s worth revealing. I doubt myself; “what if what I have to say is primitive and I’m just too dumb to realize it?” It’s more comfortable to say nothing and maintain the illusion of relevance than to risk exposing myself as inferior. This hesitation has prevented me from writing about Gone Home for almost a year now. I have started writing and stopped, opened and closed my blogs folder over and over and I can’t bring myself to put my feelings on paper. I would love to describe one of the most profound interactive experiences that I have ever had, but I’m immobilized by the thought of discussing it for fear of my experience being deemed unworthy. Read more

Episode 57 – NYC Cantina Q&A + Spoilers!

JD discusses his opinions on the latest and greatest happenings in the world of SWTOR. In this episode JD released the audio from the NYC Community Cantina 2014 and goes through his extensive notes from the end. Possible major spoilers in this episode, but most of the story spoilers are clearly called out! All this and an idea fresh off the Wall of Crazy in this episode of the Unnamed SWTOR Podcast.

Flash Drive Assets:

http://bit.ly/ZSQWSd

–MUSICAL CREDITS–

Intro Theme Courtesy of SpellingPhailor:

http://bit.ly/12JUkKf

Interview Transition Theme:
the fugitive by geir tjelta

http://bit.ly/116lnRL

Transition Theme:
Crash Of The First Interstellar Channel by 2NRO8OT:

http://bit.ly/1aFlDgY

The TV-Asteroid by 2NRO8OT:

http://bit.ly/12yJeKJ

Outro Theme:
The Voyage to Rushjet1:

http://bit.ly/18f8GGg

–SELF PROMOTION–
Email: GaddockTeeg@gaddockgaming.com
Twitter: @GTeeg
Youtube: http://bit.ly/15FQSDV
Twitch: http://bit.ly/1awoN0t
Friend of SWTOR link: http://www.swtor.com/r/j4Yqrr

Podcast Update: NYC Community Cantina & Extra Life

What is Extra Life? http://bit.ly/1n8dI2B
Extra-Life Donations Page: http://bit.ly/1BHEWyn

–MUSICAL CREDITS–

Intro Theme Courtesy of SpellingPhailor:

http://bit.ly/12JUkKf

Interview Transition Theme:
the fugitive by geir tjelta

http://bit.ly/116lnRL

Transition Theme:
Crash Of The First Interstellar Channel by 2NRO8OT:

http://bit.ly/1aFlDgY

The TV-Asteroid by 2NRO8OT:

http://bit.ly/12yJeKJ

Outro Theme:
The Voyage to Rushjet1:

http://bit.ly/18f8GGg

–SELF PROMOTION–
Email: GaddockTeeg@gaddockgaming.com
Twitter: @GTeeg
Youtube: http://bit.ly/15FQSDV
Twitch: http://bit.ly/1awoN0t
Friend of SWTOR link: http://www.swtor.com/r/j4Yqrr

Episode 56 – A Deadly Podcast Returns (Recorded Live)

JD discusses his opinions on the latest and greatest happenings in the world of SWTOR. In this episode JD discusses his reaction to the new-“ish” Rakata Prime flashpoint and discusses the return of a deadly force. All this and an idea fresh off the Wall of Crazy in this episode of the Unnamed SWTOR Podcast.

Community Spotlight:
SWTOR_Miner: http://bit.ly/1bkKFNr

–MUSICAL CREDITS–

Intro Theme Courtesy of SpellingPhailor:

http://bit.ly/12JUkKf

Interview Transition Theme:
the fugitive by geir tjelta

http://bit.ly/116lnRL

Transition Theme:
Crash Of The First Interstellar Channel by 2NRO8OT:

http://bit.ly/1aFlDgY

The TV-Asteroid by 2NRO8OT:

http://bit.ly/12yJeKJ

Outro Theme:
The Voyage to Rushjet1:

http://bit.ly/18f8GGg

–SELF PROMOTION–
Email: GaddockTeeg@gaddockgaming.com
Twitter: @GTeeg
Youtube: http://bit.ly/15FQSDV
Twitch: http://bit.ly/1awoN0t
Friend of SWTOR link: http://www.swtor.com/r/j4Yqrr

Improving Conquests Part 2 – Size Does Matter

Conquest Changes Part 2 – Size Does Matter
Last week, I wrote about the core mechanics of Planetary Conquests and how creating a system where players felt obligated to play in a way they did not want to was counterproductive. But there is another plane on which Planetary Conquests run, arguably one far more important and harder to control than simple values or objectives: the human element. Conquests naturally create allies and adversaries. It’s one player’s guild versus the rest of the world and, despite how daunting that task seems, it can be completed by anyone doing almost anything. The one caveat: you need to be in a big enough guild to have a chance.

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Episode 55 – How to Bake a Cake

JD discusses his opinions on the latest and greatest happenings in the world of SWTOR. In this episode JD elaborates on his latest blog, detailing how he would improve Planetary Conquests. All this and an idea fresh off the Wall of Crazy in this episode of the Unnamed SWTOR Podcast.

Community Spotlight:
Improving Conquests – Part 1 Blog

–MUSICAL CREDITS–

Intro Theme Courtesy of SpellingPhailor:

http://bit.ly/12JUkKf

Interview Transition Theme:
the fugitive by geir tjelta

http://bit.ly/116lnRL

Transition Theme:
Crash Of The First Interstellar Channel by 2NRO8OT:

http://bit.ly/1aFlDgY

The TV-Asteroid by 2NRO8OT:

http://bit.ly/12yJeKJ

Outro Theme:
The Voyage to Rushjet1:

http://bit.ly/18f8GGg

–SELF PROMOTION–
Email: GaddockTeeg@gaddockgaming.com
Twitter: @GTeeg
Youtube: http://bit.ly/15FQSDV
Friend of SWTOR link: http://www.swtor.com/r/j4Yqrr

Improving Conquests Part 1

If you’ve listened to the latest Unnamed SWTOR Podcast you know how much I adore Planetary Conquests. It was a surprising addition to Patch 2.9 that at first glance seemed like a tacked on feature; something to give guilds a use for their guild flagships when they were done decorating them. As it turns out, conquests are not only the most important feature added in this patch in my opinions, they may be the most important feature added to the game since the group finder. Guild conquests in concept are the pinnacle of what MMOs strive to be: large, community-driven, open-ended competitions that allow players to play the way they want, in order to achieve victory. With all that being said, very few things are ever perfect and there are quite a few tweaks that I feel need to be made in order to make conquests more player friendly and intuitive. Note these are “tweaks” and not “major changes.”

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Episode 54 – I’m Back!

JD discusses his opinions on the latest and greatest happenings in the world of SWTOR. In this episode JD returns from an extended break to discuss what he’s missed in the past month. All this and an idea fresh off the Wall of Crazy in this episode of the Unnamed SWTOR Podcast.

–MUSICAL CREDITS–

Intro Theme Courtesy of SpellingPhailor:

http://bit.ly/12JUkKf

Interview Transition Theme:
the fugitive by geir tjelta

http://bit.ly/116lnRL

Transition Theme:
Crash Of The First Interstellar Channel by 2NRO8OT:

http://bit.ly/1aFlDgY

The TV-Asteroid by 2NRO8OT:

http://bit.ly/12yJeKJ

Outro Theme:
The Voyage to Rushjet1:

http://bit.ly/18f8GGg

–SELF PROMOTION–
Email: GaddockTeeg@gaddockgaming.com
Twitter: @GTeeg
Youtube: http://bit.ly/15FQSDV
Friend of SWTOR link: http://www.swtor.com/r/j4Yqrr