Here for your (F)requently (A)sked (Q)uestions:
- WHAT DAY/TIME DOES THIS TAKE PLACE?
Generally every Friday it starts at 2PM EST / 7PM BST and runs for about 12 hours. Sometimes the day or times may change if we are collaborating with a special event, or to accomodate our friends in other regions around the world, but we'll let you know with each weeks updated login details that are emailed out.
- DO I HAVE TO ATTEND THE WHOLE TIME?
Definately not, feel free to drop in and drop out as you wish and as you feel comfortable.
- I DIDN'T GET AN EMAIL WITH LOGIN DETAILS, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
First - check your spam/junk for an email, and if it's not there then send Yug an email or message on Twitter. Note that if you only recently registered, you may not have been approved yet, and it can sometimes take some time as we maintain diversity ratios.
- WHY DO WE HAVE TO INCLUDE WHO REFERRED US?
So we have someone to blame if you turn out to be an asshole.
- WHAT IF SOMEONE IS BEING INAPPROPRIATE/ABUSIVE/SEXIST/ETC?
Message the current host directly via the Zoom chat or via their Twitter DM (we are always keeping an eye on both) and let them know. Any form of harassment such as but not limited to oppressive and offensive language, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and other discrimination against people of diverse sexualities and genders, as well as racism, ableism, classism, and any prejudice against those who are non-normative or marginalised, will not be tolerated.
Once informed, the host will bring everyone back from the breakout rooms and immediately kick the offending individual, who will not be able to re-join that evenings Zoom event. We take a zero tolerance towards any sort of bullshit behavior, and post event said offender will either be removed from our list and not able to attend all future events, or if they show contrition and the offended party feels comfortable, will recieve ONE second chance.
- WHAT IF I'M IN A BREAKOUT ROOM WITH SOMEONE I DON'T LIKE?
Exit the breakout room and come back to the lobby, and ask the host if you can be put in a different breakout room. We can then work to ensure you aren't put in a breakout room again with that individual again.
- CAN I BE IN THE SAME BREAKOUT ROOM AS MY FRIEND?
If it's your first time the the GIG, you can absolutley ask the host if you can be put in the same breakout room as a friend. Simply message the host, or stay in the lobby when everyone is sent to breakout rooms and ask directly. If you're a regular, you can make the request, but if it's particularly busy the host may not be able to accomodate.
- HOW DO YOU CHOOSE WHO IS APPROVED ON THIS LIST?
We limit it to game industry profesionals only, plus we work hard to keep an even gender balance and high level of diversity.
- HOW DO I LEAVE/UNSUBSCRIBE?
Enter the email you signed up with on this page, and you'll be scrubbed from the list and won't get any of our glorious emails ever again.
- WHO RUNS THIS THING?
It was created by Guy 'Yug' Blomberg, who then got his friends and colleagues around the world to help host.