EZX Digital '21
EZX Digital '21 is the five-year anniversary celebration of Easy Allies and the second annual EZX Digital event.
Following EZA's fifth birthday, a five-day event was hosted on Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon starting on March 22, 2021. Each day featured extended bonus streams on top of their regular schedule, including the return of Weekly Hunts with Monster Hunter Rise, It Takes Two playthrough with Bloodworth and Jones, the first Hall of Greats Induction of 2021, and much more.
New show premieres during EZX Digital '21 included Achieve It Yourself! Season 3 and a brand new show hosted by Brandon Jones about meditation and mindfulness titled Mindful Games. An update was also provided on Mini-Game Champions, with the rest of the series set to premiere following the season finale of Achieve It Yourself. A new monthly segment titled Trash Babies was also announced alongside the soundtrack discussion series, Soundtrack Club.
Changes to the benefits on Patreon were also planned with additional features being added to their crowded-funding community. New t-shirts and posters were also added to their merchandise catalog thanks to the continuing relationship with Rooster Teeth. A fundraiser was hosted the whole week to produce even more content throughout the year. Progress was charted across Twitch subs, Patreon pledges, and PayPal donations, with special rewards being delivered when certain goals are met in the form of new special features and big event live-streams. By the end of EZX Digital '21, they surpassed their final $25,000 fundraising goal with a total of $26,358 raised for Easy Allies content and operations.
The full announcement was revealed at the start of EZX Digital '21.
- Achieve it Yourself - Season 3
- Mini-Game Champions
- Mindful Games
- Trash Babies
- Soundtrack Club
- Patreon Reward Tier Changes
- New Shirts and Posters
Patreon Reward Tier Changes
Easy Allies updated the description for Patreon tiers with language that's easier to understand at a glance. New rewards include:
- Extended ad-free Easy Allies Podcast for all patrons
- The Fast & Loose Internet Talk Show for all patrons (ask questions at $5!)
- Soundtrack Club for $7 patrons
- Suggest games for Trash Babies and ideas for monthly Tiermaker streams at the $15 tier
Easy Allies held a fundraiser throughout the week and tracked progress across Patreon, Twitch, and PayPal donations to help with ongoing expenses, improve the studio, updating equipment, and plan future events. By the end of the Tiermaker finale, they surpassed their final $25,000 fundraising goal with a total of $26,358 raised.
An EZX Bonus Tracker was posted on Patreon to collect all the bonuses as they are posted and to keep track of their ongoing status as they are being developed. The post will kept being updated until all bonus content has been completed.
|$2,000||Kid Photos - Each Ally shows off 1-2 photos at Hall of Greats|
|$4,000||Pets Check In Video|
|$6,000||Ben Spends Money on Genshin Impact|
|$8,000||Ian and Don EZX Mario Maker 2 Race|
|$10,000||Ian Synth Stream|
|$12,000||Monster Hunter Movie Audio Commentary|
|$14,000||Patriot Watch Party on Twitch|
|$16,000||Super Mario Bros. The Movie Spoiler Mode|
|$18,000||Forbidden Easy Update Released|
|$20,000||Street Fighter Movie Spoiler Mode|
|$22,000||Easy Allies Favorite Food Reviews|
|$25,000||Easy Allies Puppet Spectacular|
Full EZX Schedule
Mon Mar 22
- 12:00 PM - Kickoff - Mario Kart 8
- 1:00 PM - Magic: Legends
- 3:00 PM - Resident Evil Outbreak
- 5:00 PM - League of Legends
- 6:00 PM - Chess
Tue Mar 23
- 8:00 AM - New Merch Available!
- 10:00 AM - Achieve it Yourself!
- 2:00 PM - Stream Team - Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer: Comrades
- 4:00 PM - Vermintide II
- 6:00 PM - Hall of Greats
Wed Mar 24
- 10:00 AM - Mindful Games
- 11:00 AM - Mindful Games Stream
- 12:00 PM - Friend Code
- 1:00 PM - Diablo III - Mike & Mike
- 6:00 PM - Brandon Plays Dragon’s Dogma (with commentary from Ben and Ian)
Thurs Mar 25
- 10:00 AM - Huber Syndrome
- 11:00 AM - Fast & Loose
- 12:00 PM - Path of Exile - Ben, Huber, Brad
- 8:00 PM - Ian and Don Mario Maker 2 Race
Fri Mar 26
- Easy Allies Podcast Early Access
- Preview - New Game from Drinkbox
- 10:00 AM - The Gen That Was - 2020
- 12:00 PM - Weekly Hunts - Monster Hunter Rise - Ben, Ian, Brad
- 4:00 PM - It Takes Two - Brandon, Blood
- 7:00 PM - Tiermaker Finale