#TwitchFam Gamers Get Fit Challenge

Members of the #twitchfam decided we wanted to motivate ourselves to get into shape, because we spend so much time sitting and gaming, it’s important to take care of ourselves too.

Now, creating a challenge for this group is harder than it seems. Everyone has their own goals and visions, some of us want to shed some pounds while others of us are aiming to build some muscle. So for the #twitchfitchallenge we’re asking you to make up your own goals and pledge to them. You are essentially competing against yourself, but with the undying support of the #twitchfam we’ve grown to love. Anything is possible.

The goal is to make your pledge attainable, but something also to push yourself and give you the end results you’re searching for. For example, if you want to pledge weight loss, a great goal would be 8-10 lbs, as recommended healthy weight loss is 1-2 lbs per week. (If you don’t have a scale, could also pledge losing a pant size!) You can also pledge something simple like 30 squats a day. It can be as challenging or easy as you need it to be. We’ll post everyone’s pledge, but the actual progress will be done through the honour system. Technically, you can lie to us about the progress, but that’s not going to help you in the end. Also, it kinda makes you a poop head. You don’t want to be a poop head, do you?

The Challenge
Create an attainable fitness goal for yourself. (eg. Weight loss, Muscle gain, no sugar, no soda, healthier eating)
The Duration
Starting December 12th, 2015 until January 31st, 2016.
The Prize
You had fun, you feel good about yourself, and of course you get bragging rights.
The Consequence
Those who do not successfully complete the challenge will be subject to an embarrassing twitch stream. (eg. Stream in a pink bunny onesie.) What you’ll have to do will be left up to the #twitchfitfam winners, so be careful.

What to Pledge
Need some help deciding what you’d like to pledge? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are some ideas.

How to Participate?
There are two ways to pledge. The first is to simply comment on this post with your Twitch username, your pledge, and then get to sweating! You can also tweet at @Orions_Legacy with your pledge. All are welcome to join in this challenge, whether we’re a week in or just starting. Please invite anyone that wants to by sharing this link, and fill out their twitch name, pledge, and twitter (if applicable).

Tags
#twitchfam
#twitchfit
#twitchfitchallenge
#twitchbod
#gamersgetfit

Participant Pumpkinberry has shared with us a playlist to sweat to, featuring music from Deus Ex, Mass Effect, Five Nights At Freddy’s, and more. Let’s do this!

Gamers Get Fit : A Remix Collection from Shapeshift on 8tracks Radio.

We’re Streaming

Orion’s Legacy is now on Twitch! Eventually we aim to have a team page so that users can represent the Guild, but since that requires a partnered account, we’ve set up the main page to link to all our Guild Members that are streaming and we’ll also almost always be hosting one of our Guild Members as they play. Please comment on this page if you’re part of Orion’s Legacy and aren’t on the list.

Orion’s Legacy Streamers
Viper717
Pumpkinberry
ThaiThyme
AfroHarrison
SimplyLadyLike
Cldmani
JillyNilly

Extra Life With Orion’s Legacy

We discovered Extra Life on a Thursday. Guild mate Viper had just introduced the us all to the new form of social sharing where gamers can stream footage of their games to share with friends or other gamers on a rad place called Twitch– and Extra Life, a charity that unites thousands of gamers around the world in a 24 hour gaming marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, was being featured.

It sounded like an amazing cause for something we as a guild of gamers were born to do. The only problem was the 24 Hour Marathon was scheduled to happen that Saturday. Were we up to the task with no planning or preparation? Three of our guildies decided to try for it, with a $100 goal for each.

We chose to support SickKids, a local Toronto hospital where thousands of children are treated each year, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents to name just a few.

24 Hours of gaming later and our team managed to raise just over $300 for charity. We are very proud of our gamers and want to say thank you to everyone who donated to this cause. We already have more guildies ready to hop on board for next year, #GamersForChange!

Voice Chat With Discord

Hey Guildies,
We’ve been testing out Discord for the last week or so (thank you to everyone who has been testing it out with us) and have decided to make an official switch from Mumble to using Discord.

Why?

  • Discord is free!
  • You don’t need to download a client. This is important for Orion’s Legacy and our potential growth. Core players can still download the client but it also allows us the flexibility to interact with players we meet randomly in game, or players we interact with briefly for dungeon runs or expeditions.
  • Designed for use while gaming, Discord has minimal impact on performance. It’s been fantastic. Seriously.
  • Discord allows us to have text only channels, so we’ve already made one for RP purposes, allowing us to get rid of our IRC and streamline chat, voice, & RP all in one place. Hopefully this will encourage more activity.
  • Full support for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android. We can take it mobile!
  • While it’s only in Alpha, this is actually a good sign for us, because it means only good things are coming.
  • Discord is made by gamers for gamers.
  • We have the ability to share what games we are playing as status messages like in Steam.
  • @ mention users is available, and it notifies them of your mention.
  • We also have the ability to adjust individual user’s volumes (like in TS, but we lost that feature in the move to Mumble).

And finally… it sure is purdy. If you’re not convinced, give it a try!

Here is your exclusive Orion’s Legacy Discord invite:  https://discord.gg/0aFwHRed2INecES4

Though it’s not necessary, if you’d like to download the application, you can do so here.

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