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Title: Golden Sun Charity Marathon!
Post by: Miva on October 28, 2014, 02:07:24 PM
Hi guys, long time no sea  ;)

Me and Sagie from Sunrise are going to do a Golden Sun marathon on Saturday for Extra Life.

Extra Life is like a gaming marathon to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Last weekend, thousands of gamers worldwide played games for 24 hours to raise money for Extra Life: Save the Kids, all of which went to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals all around the world.

The admins of Golden Sunrise: Miva and Sagie, are going to do our bit too: from 5am to 5pm CDT on Saturday (10am-10pm GMT) we will be racing to see which of us can complete the first Golden Sun game fastest. This is not a speed-run, we're just ordinary folks, but we'll be racing and trying to raise money for these kids.

Please consider donating to this cause, and checking out our race on Saturday. You can donate at the link below--the suggested donation is $1 an hour, so just $12. It's tax-deductible and all of it goes to the kids. You can also check out our Twitch stream when it goes live Saturday morning. We'll upload everything later too for anyone that misses it.

To donate see our Extra Life  (http://www.extra-life.org/team/sunrise) page,
To watch us on Saturday here is our Stream (http://multitwitch.tv/miva_sunrise/revyb).

Even if you can't donate, please help us by sharing this info with everyone you know, especially other GS fans. We'd love it if you'd come watch our stream and cheer us on.
Title: Re: Golden Sun Charity Marathon!
Post by: Neshi on November 02, 2014, 12:16:43 PM
Congrats! They raised 446$!!
Title: Re: Golden Sun Charity Marathon!
Post by: CHEESE4ALL on November 04, 2014, 02:52:57 PM
That's really awesome, guys.     :)
Title: Re: Golden Sun Charity Marathon!
Post by: Miva on November 06, 2014, 10:35:47 AM
We are planning to keep the fund raising going by tackling TLA in 6 hour bursts. This time we want more people to join us and stream along side. We also want to donate to a different cause and are discussing who.

If anyone is interested you can join the discussion here: http://s7.zetaboards.com/GoldenSunrise/topic/9196064/1/ (http://s7.zetaboards.com/GoldenSunrise/topic/9196064/1/)

Otherwise once everything is decided I'll swing by again to let you know.
Title: Re: Golden Sun Charity Marathon!
Post by: Miva on November 11, 2014, 03:53:58 PM
Hey again,

(https://images.justgiving.com/image/04f2c4f7-05c1-44ad-b487-0967cb521d39.jpg?template=size400w&imagetype=frpphoto&trymigrate=true) (https://www.justgiving.com/GoldenSunrise)

We decided to raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Boarders) who are an independent humanitarian medical aid organisation. They are committed to providing medical aid where it is most needed, regardless of race, religion, politics or gender and also to raising awareness of the plight of the people they help. You might have heard more recently about the work they're doing fighting the Ebola outbreak.

The plan is to invite everyone to "run along" with us as we play Golden Sun: The Lost Age. We will be racing to beat the game in a number of 6 hour bursts. Starting on the 22nd of November from 9am-3pm CST (3pm-9pm GMT) though these times may change slightly.

We want as many people to play along side us (streaming if possible) as we can get. We ask that everyone taking part donates at least $5, but anyone can watch along even if you can't donate. We're going to have a big skype chat with everyone whose playing (streaming or not). Those that want to transfer data from GS1: we will be providing our passwords (approx. lvl 25), you can use your own, but for fairness' sake please do not use data with characters higher than level 30.

Also I've volunteered to go a bit further to thank donators: those that donate more than $10 (whether they participate or not) will be sent a specially designed thank you card along with stickers to commemorate your contribution (provided they are willing to give an address, which will not be used for anything else I swear).

If you want to take part please either pm me here or email goldensunriseadmin@gmail.com with the name you have/plan to donated under, you're twitch/skype account and an address if you want a thank you card. We'll get you on the list and send you updates on this event including future dates. I personally promise if you email us we will not use your email for anything beyond the scope of this event.

I'll keep dropping by with updates as they come.
Title: Re: Golden Sun Charity Marathon!
Post by: Neshi on November 17, 2014, 03:36:58 PM
I shared info here -> http://neshirys.tumblr.com/post/102447895031 (http://neshirys.tumblr.com/post/102447895031)

Hey people, help and reblog it to make more people know about GS Charity Marathon!
Title: Re: Golden Sun Charity Marathon!
Post by: Miva on November 24, 2014, 05:10:03 PM
Not that anyone here is paying much attention, but some copy pasta for you:
The run went really well. We've made $280 so far, if anyone enjoyed watching, but didn't get around to donating: you can  click here (https://www.justgiving.com/GoldenSunrise/) to give. If you can, please consider giving to Doctors Without Boarders. They do amazing work, the doctors risk their lives go out to dangerous places and give what help they can.

As for the Run, we each made it to various stages, but the front runner was 'A Toxic Potato' who managed to make his way to fight the Aqua Hydra on the ship giving him access to the eastern Ocean. So big well done to him!

The second 6 hour stint of the run will take place on the 6th of December (2 weekends from now) and will be starting an hour later, that means 10am-4pm CST which is 4pm-10pm GMT.
The plan is for us to all begin again from the same point next run. This means runners need to catch up with 'A Toxic Potato' during the next too weeks. They will obtain Piers and the black orb, go to the ship, fight the Aqua Hydra and place the black orb in the ship: watch the resulting cut scene. And we'll all start here:
(http://z5.ifrm.com/5920/164/0/p1046093/ship.png)
They'll record the time it takes them so the final leader board may look very different to how the race is going each session.

New runners: You can still join us! All you need to do is catch up with us: get to your ship between now and the 6th and donate $5. Please record the time it took you so we can add you to the results.
Some of the runners didn't pay for their run last time, so this time streams will not be advertised in the multitwitch and participants will not be part of the skype chat until they have donated. If you cannot pay for what ever reason please tell us your situation and perhaps we can work something out. (I should clarify that it's $5 for the whole thing, not per session, though obviously the more you give the better.)
Title: Re: Golden Sun Charity Marathon!
Post by: Ailanthus on November 24, 2014, 09:14:12 PM
Sorry to make you guys feel ignored. I'm reading along.
Just haven't said anything since, well... I never have any money.
Title: Re: Golden Sun Charity Marathon!
Post by: Miva on November 25, 2014, 09:25:22 AM
It's cool, thanks. Sorry if I sounded annoyed, I more assumed that I was being a pest.

You should still come and watch (if you want and have time) to support us and make the chat interesting :D even if you can't donate.
Title: Re: Golden Sun Charity Marathon!
Post by: Miva on December 02, 2014, 02:16:59 PM
I realize I wrote EST when I meant CST, so that's 10am-4pm CST. Sorry.

It's still not to late to sign up to play, but let me know asap. Even if you don't have a save file to start at the same place as us I can help you by sending my file.
Title: Re: Golden Sun Charity Marathon!
Post by: Sagie on December 05, 2014, 04:09:09 PM
This is tomorrroooooowwww come watch us and cheer for us and please donate if you can--it's for a fabulous cause. :D

I'll be starting an hour early because of family commitments, so there'll be activity on revyb's Twitch as early as 9am CST.
Title: Re: Golden Sun Charity Marathon!
Post by: Neshi on December 05, 2014, 07:13:17 PM
Hey guys! The next part of the run will take place tomorrow (6th December),10am-4pm CST which is 4pm-10pm GMT.


More info here ->  Fundraising page (http://www.deviantart.com/users/outgoing?https://www.justgiving.com/GoldenSunrise)

Watch GS Charity Marathon soon! -> Stream (http://www.deviantart.com/users/outgoing?http://multitwitch.tv/miva_sunrise/revyb)



Hope you will come and cheer us!
Title: Re: Golden Sun Charity Marathon!
Post by: Miva on December 06, 2014, 02:44:57 PM
Current Times:
Sleeping Seaweed: 6 hours (actual time: 3 hours 14 minutes)
A Toxic Potato: 6 hours
Sagie: 6 hours 17 minutes
Miva: 6 hours 42 minutes
Robert Joe: 7 hours 10 minutes
Catman: 9 hour 30 minutes
Diem: 10 hours 20 minutes

Sleeping Seaweed caught up in a stagering 3 hours 14 minutes, but we're still counting the 1st run as 6 hours unfortunatly, since we took breaks and such as we played. I've no doubt Seaweed will over take us in no time regardless :D
Sagie will start her part of the run in 20 minutes, the rest of us will start in an hour and 20.

Watch us here:
http://multitwitch.tv/miva_sunrise/revyb/AToxicPotato/aeiou_gaming/killercrusher232/soldiem/sleepingseaweed (http://multitwitch.tv/miva_sunrise/revyb/AToxicPotato/aeiou_gaming/killercrusher232/soldiem/sleepingseaweed)
Title: Re: Golden Sun Charity Marathon!
Post by: CHEESE4ALL on December 06, 2014, 10:57:47 PM
Sorry to make you guys feel ignored. I'm reading along.
Just haven't said anything since, well... I never have any money.
This and I don't own a computer to watch you guys.
Title: Re: Golden Sun Charity Marathon!
Post by: Miva on December 08, 2014, 01:29:12 PM
Part 2 is done and the eastern sea was challenging for our runners: Sagie, after tackling Gaia Rock twice had to leave after losing her save a second time. Catman bravely charged at the Serpent 3 times before finally overcoming the beast. I got lost at Ankohl Ruins and ran circles around it wasting much time.

These and many other difficulties slowed our movement, but it was well worth it as our donation total went to $433, 86% of our target! And our front runners: Sleeping Seaweed and A Toxic Potato Steamed ahead making it to Jupiter Lighthouse.

Part 3 of our quest will be put on hold as we come up to the Christmas season. We will be completing our mission in January.
Any runners who haven't already made it further will catch up as far as Lemuria and those that are ahead will start from where they are.

Runners: Please fill out this poll (http://doodle.com/s3m5esq4wqp73ita) to let us know what weekends are good for you. Note:
-Time zones can be selected in the top right, make sure you know what time zone it is showing you.
-Click 'show all 18 options', then type in your name and start filling in which days you can do.
-If you select the (yes) option it will be orange indicating you can make it, but would rather a different slot would be chosen.
Once everyone has filled it in we'll pick the best date between us.
You you will also need to catch up: anyone who hasn't finished Lemuria you need to progress to this point: You should go to Lemuria, do all the cut scenes, leave then re-enter grind the rock to get to Ancient Lemuria, obtain the Djinn there and leave again. You should start from here next time:
(http://z5.ifrm.com/5920/164/0/p1046192/2.png)
New Runners: Same as before you're welcome to join us, but you will need to catch up and time yourself or I can send you my save file and you can pick up from my location with my time (You will also need to donate at least $5 to doctors without boarders).  please get in contact with me if you want to join.

Current Times (and locations):
Sleeping Seaweed: 11 hours 30 minutes (Jupiter Lighthouse) (actual time: 8 hours 45 minutes)
A Toxic Potato: 12 hours (in Jupiter Lighthouse)
Sagie: 7 hours 17 minutes (tackling Aqua Rock)
Miva: 12 hours 42 minutes (part way through Lemuria)
Robert Joe: 13 hours 10 minutes (Tundra Tower)
Catman: 15 hour 30 minutes (On the way to Tundra Tower)
Diem: 16 hours 20 minutes (Ankohl Ruins)
Title: Re: Golden Sun Charity Marathon!
Post by: Miva on December 11, 2014, 10:02:24 AM
(http://z5.ifrm.com/5920/164/0/p1046224/SAM_1083.jpg)
The first thank you cards are being prepared to be sent today, so if you want one: donate $10 and let me know your address via pm or an email to goldensunriseasmin@gmail.com (if you have already donated that's fine, let me know the name you donated under and your address)

To donate see our fundrasing page: https://www.justgiving.com/GoldenSunrise/ (https://www.justgiving.com/GoldenSunrise/)
Title: Re: Golden Sun Charity Marathon!
Post by: Miva on January 12, 2015, 10:22:47 AM
Hey guys, back again.

We're doing what we hope to be the last part of the run on Saturday the 24th of January (the weekend after next) at 3pm-9pm GMT (9am-3pm CST). There are still cards available to donors. And the place to donate is still justgiving.com/GoldenSunrise/
Title: Re: Golden Sun Charity Marathon!
Post by: Neshi on January 19, 2015, 11:04:12 PM
The last part of the Run Along is on Saturday the 24th of January at 3pm-9pm GMT (9am-3pm CST).
We still have special cards to donors -> [link] (http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/329/2/a/golden_sun__run_along__thank_you_card_by_golden_sunrise_forum-d87ljn8.jpg).

New runners: You can still join us and it's not too late! All you need to do is get to the same place ( [link] (http://z5.ifrm.com/5920/164/0/p1046192/2.png) ) and donate $5. Please record your time too so we can add you to the results or if you're not able to catch up, we can send you our save file, just let us know! Your stream will be advertised along side the others.


How you can help:
 

 :gsidea: You can donate here ->   Fundraising Page (https://www.justgiving.com/GoldenSunrise)
 :gsidea: Reblog info post on tumblr  -> [link] (http://neshirys.tumblr.com/post/108583998661)


Hope you will come and cheer us!
Title: Re: Golden Sun Charity Marathon!
Post by: Miva on March 09, 2015, 11:27:06 AM
Hey guys,

I swear this is the last time I'll pester you with this: We're about to do our final part of the run this weekend!

We've completed 18 hours of the run and now we're moving into the final stage. We're going to complete the run in our last burst to the finish line. We're running on the 14th of March from 10am-4pm CDT (3pm-9pm GMT) or longer or shorter; we're playing until the end! The back runner Diem will begin having just finished Jupiter Lighthouse and obtained the flying boat, as he progressed through the story other runners will join him as he catches up with their location.

We are doing this to raise money for MSF, please donate if you can to this amazing charity. We're currently at 93% of our goal! As ever viewers that donate more than $10 will be sent a specially designed thank you card along with stickers and bookmark to commemorate your contribution if you want one please provide an address via our email goldensunriseasmin@gmail.com your address will not be kept or used for anything else.

Please join us on the day on twitch: http://multitwitch.tv/miva_sunrise/revyb/AToxicPotato/aeiou_gaming/soldiem/sleepingseaweed/ (http://multitwitch.tv/miva_sunrise/revyb/AToxicPotato/aeiou_gaming/soldiem/sleepingseaweed/)

Please, please consider donating what you can by going here: https://www.justgiving.com/GoldenSunrise (https://www.justgiving.com/GoldenSunrise)