Hello, Norrathians!

Darkpaw Games is once again on a quest to play EverQuest and EverQuest II to help change kids' health by teaming up with Extra Life. This year, we’re back to supporting our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital: Rady Children's Hospital – San Diego, a nonprofit, 511-bed pediatric care facility and the region’s only pediatric trauma center. With 170 hospitals in the Children's Miracle Network, each location treats thousands of kids annually, regardless of their illness, injury, or family's ability to pay.

Last year, with all of your help, we surpassed our goal, and we aim to do the same this year. We are even more focused on helping local kids in need this year, setting our goal higher. And just like last year, Darkpaw Games will again kick off our fundraising with a donation of $5,000! Let's make this a great year, together. Also, for the first time, we are introducing several in-game incentives for both EQ and EQII as we meet various collective donation milestones! More on that in a bit.

We sincerely hope you'll consider spreading the word in-game, on social media, and to family and friends. If you're able to donate, please do, every little bit helps.


About Rady Children’s Hospital

Rady Children’s is a renowned, award-winning children's hospital based in San Diego, CA. They do remarkable work in helping children from all walks of life and regardless of medical coverage recover from serious, life-threatening diseases and conditions. In 2021, Rady Children’s Hospital treated 281,469 kids. Click here to read more about Rady’s efforts to help kids.


How Can I Help?

Regardless of your situation, we would simply love to know you’re on board with our efforts and willing to help. On our Extra Life page you’ll find share buttons which will generate a shout out for Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn along with a page URL button. Just sending out a message to your family, friends, and followers would be incredible and immensely appreciated. Please help us spread the word.

If you're able to give a donation, know that it is tax deductible and will go towards helping improve the health of thousands of children who are destined to change the future. Simply click on the "Donate" button at the top of the page to chip in.

You can also help by heading to our Extra Life page here and getting signed up to help us raise funds, or by logging into an existing account and joining our team.



We stepped up this year and wanted to provide all players of EverQuest with collective as well as individual incentives for hitting various donation-level milestones. Donations have already begun so help spread the word and jump in today. We plan to send out occasional reminders throughout the month of October to help get the word out. To make this work, here are some important dates to keep in mind:

  • Extra Life’s Game Day is on November 5, 2022.
  • November 7, 2022, at Noon PST, we’ll tally up where we're at for collective donations. You can still donate to receive individual incentives through the rest of the year, though.
  • November 8, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. PST is when we’ll turn on the collective incentives based on the total donation amount on November 7.
  • November 15, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. PST is when the collective incentives will be turned off.
  • December 31, 2022, at 11:45 p.m. PST is the last day to donate to receive individual incentives.


Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Collective Donations (benefits all players)
    • $15,000 = 20% bonus experience gains.
    • $17,500 = 40% bonus experience gains.
    • $20,000 = 60% bonus experience gains and 25% faster rare spawns.
    • $22,500 = 80% bonus experience gains and 50% faster rare spawns.
    • $25,000 = 100% bonus experience gains, 75% faster rare spawns, and 25% more loot.
    • $27,500 = 120% bonus experience gains, 100% faster rare spawns, and 50% more loot.
    • $30,000 = 150% bonus experience gains, 125% faster rare spawns, 75% more loot, and 50% increased coin.

[Updated - October 28, 2022]

    • $35,000 = 160% bonus experience gains, 135% faster rare spawns, 85% more loot, and 60% increased coins.
    • $40, 000 = 170% bonus experience gains, 145% faster rare spawns, 95% more loot, and 70% increased coins.
    • $50,000 = 180% bonus experience gains, 155% faster rare spawns, 105% more loot, and 80% increased coins.
    • $60,000 = 190% bonus experience gains, 165% faster rare spawns, 115% more loot, and 90% increased coins.
    • $70, 000 = 200% bonus experience gains, 175% faster rare spawns, 125% more loot, and 100% increased coins.
  • Individual Donors
    • $5 = Title (the Generous)
    • $10 = 3 Overseer Agent Packs
    • $25 = Pair of Royal Antonican Weapon Ornament Packs (Dagger, Hammer, Scimitar)
    • $50 = Blue Quarm Hat Ornament
    • $100 = Majestic Mallard Mount
    • All higher tiered individual incentives will include incentives from previous tiers.

[Updated - October 28, 2022]

    • $100+ = For each incentive milestone reached after donating $100, you will receive a second (third, fourth, etc.) key for each listed incentive. Example: You’ve donated $305 so you’ll receive three keys for each listed incentive, and plus one more $5 incentive for a total of four $5 incentives.

[New Fundraiser Category Added - October 28, 2022]

  • Fundraisers (Those who have encouraged others to donate through their Extra Life account.)
    • $250 = Contract of the Painted Sporali
    • $500 = One set of all the listed Individual Donation incentives.

[Updated November 29, 2022] The first wave of individually earned keys has gone out. This wave only reflects those who donated on or before October 31, 2022. More keys will be sent at a later date for any that were earned after October 31.

Adding a Key to an Account:

  • Go to Daybreakgames.com. Hover the mouse over "Enter Activation Code" under "Login", and then click to sign in.
  • Log in with your Daybreak Username and Password.
  • After logging in, enter the code or key in the text box, and click "GO!"
  • Congratulations! You just added the key to your Daybreak Account, and you should see the list of features that the key gives you.

If you are a streamer and would like to inquire about participating, please contact Angeliana via private message on our official forums or in Discord (Angeliana#0327). Click here if you'd like to check out the incentives for EverQuest II.

Thank you for reading about our plans for Extra Life this year, for being part of our amazing communities, and for helping in any way that you can. With your support, we can help kids in need of serious medical attention!


[Updated January 26, 2023] Earned Individual and Fundraiser incentives keys from Extra Life have now gone out based on the email associated with the donations that came in on or before December 31, 2022. We sincerely appreciate everyone's participation and in helping make 2022 a phenomenal year! If for any reason the keys you receive do not work or return an error message, please contact Angeliana or Accendo via PM on the forums.

Also, we have been made aware that some emails with the Extra Life codes were missing formatting. The codes themselves work if you will edit it in the follow way:

1. Remove the EQ/EQII from the beginning of the code.

2. Then the code should be 4x characters in 5 sets, like this: