This is another question we’re asked quite frequently. Many people think that it’s quite easy to put on a marathon like we do, and it is…before the marathon starts. I’ll explain what I mean shortly, but for now we’ll start from the beginning.
I wanted to start this up as a way to publicly answer some of the most common questions we get. Yes, there are a lot of them.
Anyway, at least a few times a month we receive emails asking if they can become a speedgamer, and they list various reason why.
Here’s the answer: Generally speaking, we’re all speedgamers: The fans, the forum members, and anyone who just plain likes us and what we do. I know that’s not what the question is asking though, you want to know if you can participate in a marathon. Well the answer is yes and no. First we have to know that you are trustworthy and reliable. The best way to do this is to become an active member in our community. Second, you have to realize that we have a lot of staff members, including forums moderators and chat ops, that we contact first whenever we need help filling a position. They have already proven themselves trustworthy and reliable.
Now I don’t want to discourage anyone, but the likely best case scenario time frame for you to actually get a chance to participate in marathon is a minimum of 1 year. Do NOT count on that though. If you are willing to buckle down and commit, then more power to you. We would be happy to have you join our community, and if we need you, we will contact you.
If you have any questions or comments about this response, let me know in the comments section below.
Alittle over an hour ago is when the Q&A wrapped up, and I must say it was very informative.
Rakuen made a very detailed list of some of the finer details mention about the HQ. I’ll drop a few of the more interesting details here.
- Membership pricing? 6 month = $12. 1 year = $20.
- Coming in and playing? ~$10 for a day pass. Will also offer hourly, $5 an hour?
- Each night of the week want to highlight different games. Nightly streaming with Shoutcasting (aka commentary).
- Marathon attendance will use a ticket system, since space might be an issue
The guys also recorded the Q&A Session on ustream, watch it after the break.