The Achievements Keep On Rollin' January 2, 2014 10:38 PM   Subscribe

Per Rotato Ad Astra! MefightClub's annual charity donation drive has just wound up for another year [last year] [2011] [2010], and we've raised $5292.66 to go to Child's Play and Direct Relief (with a sprinkling to other worthy charities as well).

This latest drive brings us up to a total of $19391.66 donated over the past four years, and I couldn't be more proud of the kindness and generosity of our gaming crew. Big hugs as always to everyone who kicked in to the pool, to everyone who donated independently, thanks again to frognuts for kicking off this year's drive, and special thanks this year to the folks who went above and beyond in rallying the troops. And thanks, as always, to Matt and the crew for Metafilter, without which MefightClub would never have been born.

This year was a bit fraught in terms of getting things rolling, thanks to the controversies and generalized bad feelings surrounding the Penny Arcade guys, who founded Child's Play. We verified early on that they are not directly involved in Child's Play and receive no benefit from donations to the charity other than reputation, but some of our members still felt uncomfortable with the whole PA situation, so we went with Direct Relief as a second option, to great success.

posted by stavrosthewonderchicken to MetaFilter-Related at 10:38 PM (23 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

And if you do play games and aren't already a Mefighter, do come and join us. We are a friendly people.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:55 PM on January 2, 2014 [2 favorites]


We're mostly PC gamers (with some Mac and Linux folks), a lot of people play on consoles as well or even exclusively, and we have lively groups of board gamers and RPG people, too. If there's something you love, chances are somebody else will love it too, and wants to talk about it or play it with you. We're about 3000 people strong now, so there's a lot of diversity around the common enjoyment of gaming in general, and games aren't by any means the only thing we like talking about.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:40 PM on January 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

Well done to the Mefighters of MefightClub for (what appears to me) to be a substantial and ongoing committment to generosity and charitable good-works!
posted by the quidnunc kid at 1:48 AM on January 3, 2014

[For the avoidance of any doubt, please note that my comment above contains ZERO irony, sarcasm or bullshit]
posted by the quidnunc kid at 3:15 AM on January 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

Yay good job, gamers!!!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:37 AM on January 3, 2014

But...but all gamers are bad people! *head explodes*


Fantastic work, everyone!
posted by arcticseal at 6:47 AM on January 3, 2014

This is a wonderful thing you folks have done. Keep on keeping on!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:03 AM on January 3, 2014

What games does mefightclub play?

What have you got?

We like flying terrible airplanes.

We like driving cars.

We like being dragged into a war between our sisters, fighting our son in law, stabbing our cousins and accidentally becoming King of France.

We also love cards, crawls, Creepers, tiny balls, beards, hats and impenetrable UIs.

And that's just on the PC.

You should come over. The only thing you have to lose is all your free time.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 7:21 AM on January 3, 2014 [2 favorites]

The drive was fun. Thanks to stav and those other folks involved in the behind the scenes nuts and bolts.

And, if you're new around here or somehow missed it due to a bad case of been-under-a-rock syndrome, MeFightClub is awesome. If you play (or used to play) any type of game from *insert wonderful game from Steam here* to Minecraft to Cards Against Humanity to Spelunkey to FTL to the latest COD shoot-em-up to EVE Online* and beyond you should come, join, and say hi.

*Shameless plug, if you want to learn more about the merciless but a helluva lot of fun when you've got friends that can teach you [some of] the tricks world that is New Eden come join our corporation! Read up on the MFC thread(s) or feel free to memail me for more details.
posted by RolandOfEld at 7:21 AM on January 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

Great minds and all that eh Bismark?
posted by RolandOfEld at 7:22 AM on January 3, 2014

Yay, Mefightclub!
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:42 AM on January 3, 2014

Yay, Mefightclub!

Taking a short break from Trials Evolution I see...
posted by RolandOfEld at 8:46 AM on January 3, 2014

I sort of hit the wall on it with the Extreme stuff and am afraid to go back for a while lest I find myself five hours gone on endless revving and resetting and nary a new bronze medal to show for it. I think I'll be playing something more carefree and forgiving for a while, like Spelunky or Dark Souls.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:50 AM on January 3, 2014 [2 favorites]

more carefree and forgiving for a while, like Spelunky or Dark Souls

Coffee... all over my keyboard.
posted by RolandOfEld at 9:01 AM on January 3, 2014

Good job Mefighters! MrsMuchTooBusy and I send you salutations from the LandofLittleChildrenWhoHaveTakenAllOurFreeTimeAway and hope that someday we shall join you all again to rain down mighty rockets on Team Blue. Or Team Red as the case may be.
posted by Big_B at 9:53 AM on January 3, 2014

Huzzah for mefight! Oh to have some more free time to bleep and bloop in. What's that you say, I logged 2 hours of Borderlands 2 last week? Balderdash!!!
posted by cavalier at 1:41 PM on January 3, 2014

If nothing else, it does look like a REALLY nicely made forum. Beautiful.

And what happened, then? Well, in MeFightClub they say /
that the wonderchicken's heart grew three sizes that day.

(but seriously, stav pours a lot of time and love into his Keep Our National Forum Beautiful campaign and I know he'll savor what you just said)
posted by komara at 2:06 PM on January 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

Indeed! Thanks for the kind words!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:17 PM on January 3, 2014

posted by herrdoktor at 4:34 PM on January 3, 2014 [5 favorites]

wtf is that
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:47 PM on January 3, 2014 [2 favorites]

When is the next MeFight Club TF2 sesh? I'm a casual TF2 player and I have signed up for MFC (and I think I have the server in my favorites list?) but whenever I look no one is on.
posted by rossination at 6:31 AM on January 5, 2014

TF2 night on the Pubby is usually Thursday nights.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 4:14 PM on January 5, 2014

Mefightclub is worth joining even if, like me, your computer isn't up to snuff.
posted by vapidave at 10:01 AM on January 7, 2014

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