PXA's Extra Life 2012 Campaign - Amnesia Stream Done, Maybe More In Future

Doc is the one on the left, I'm the guy giving the thumbs up

We are down to $48 to go until I have to play Amnesia. And because Elysium's insane, he says he'll donate the rest if someone doesn't. Pray for me.

It has happened. I went from the mid $1,300s today to TWO FREAKING THOUSAND DOLLARS in 13.5 hours! You all are amazing and sadistic! Amnesia and Duke Nukem Forever streams are confirmed! I will surely end up in the looney bin after those.

4 hours to go and I've hit the wall hard. Really starting to feel like Hell. This is going to be tough.

You made it, buddy! Congrats! Hell of a lot of progress for a first timer pushing hard for 24 hours, too.

I, happily, fell asleep right after seeing the crazy bit with the hacker, which, combined with the mimic helm and the shape-changing, was one of the craziest things I've ever seen. I woke up to catch the tail end of things where you were in the Painted World, and I'm sorry to have missed what went on in between. Hopefully Twitch archived things and I can slog through 'em til I find it. I'd love to know what happened in between, especially as I remember waking up in briefly at one point to see you fighting Sif. May have been dreaming, though.

Either way, exemplary work for sure. Can't wait for the next two.

I wish I had seen the hacker part. Also, I hope I am never so punished (or giving to others) as to have to do anything for 24 hours straight.

Hacker? Whaaaa? We need stories! And I'd love to know exactly how far you got. Sounds like you almost caught up with me in just one sitting!

garion333 wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:
DeThroned wrote:

It's ok that the stream just went down, me and Dr Awkward are enjoying a beer. Here's to you Parallax, awesome stream so far

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Regardless of which is which, Doc Awk doesn't look anything like I've imagined for all these years! :shock:

He's the one drinking beer.

I always enjoy seeing how people look. This whole time I simply assumed you were amorphous- shapeless entity of ethereal qualities. Guess I was a bit off.

When I saw the hacker, it was a dude dressed as a large pot with a mimic treasure chest head. I'm not sure what happened after that (lappy problems).

I, as one of the "supagroop" can definitely say that thats pretty much accurate. At the time, i believe it was Aikao and i that were with him, and then i was kicked from Parallax's world as the hacker forcefully entered the world. (Keep in mind he didn't summon this guy, he invaded and took my white phantom spot). He ran up past us and into another room. We were pretty confused, and then he came back out using the chameleon spell as a pot, only it wasn't a full transformation, as the mimic head was still showing. We were all pretty confused and amazed when the mimic guy came up and just smashed Parallax into the ground with the dragon king greataxe. He went back to the bonfire at the beginning because he was invaded right before he could touch the bonfire inside-that happened several times. We ended up having to go through the entirety of anor londo about 4 times before he was able to use the second bonfire. After we got back, though, we were pretty much just laughing it off since it was probably the most absurd part of the night. It was pretty funny, and it wasn't too irritating since it was the only hacker we saw all night.

Man, I wish I had seen the Sen's Fortress leg. I'll bet that was particularly cool with helpers.

I called it a night after he rang the second bell. I was starting to get tired, and I'm sick, so no late-night watching for me.

Great job, PXA, and great job to all of his helpers as well!

Here it is as best as I can remember it. I had just told chat I was sleepy and was going to lay back in bed and watch the stream but would probably be quiet in chat. As such, it may be a little blurry on the details. I think Stylez may still have been in the room with ParallaxAbstraction, as I seem to recall extra laughter heard off the headset mic. Anyway, the account as I remember it:

The hacker came into PXA's game as a friendly, but spawned in another room. This was in Anor Londo, and PXA had one of the guys from the "supagroop", as we were calling the regular helpers yesterday, with him in one of the side rooms in the area after the second bonfire (post-archers). Suddenly, we all see this friendly player character wearing the Symbol of Avarice (the mimic helm, an extremely rare drop - if you're (not Fedaykin but any old reader) reading as a non-Dark Souls player and don't know what a mimic is, look it up and the weird factor will become apparent) come running into the room. He wheels around a time or two, running in a circle, then runs out the door. PXA starts asking everyone if they just saw that, and is halfway between laughing his ass off and thinking he's losing it. So they go out into the hall, and there's nothing. Then one of the pots along the walls turns into this guy we'd seen before, then partially changes back into the pot, although we can still see the helm sticking out. There's a spell that allows for shape-changing to hide from mobs and such, though I can't remember the name of it...this is what he probably used. Our heroes start making in-game gestures at him and PXA and the chat are all remarking on how cool this all was. Guy steps out and transforms back to mimic-headed PC, kinda moves around a bit, and then suddenly pulls a backstabby move on PXA, who quickly dies and then materializes not at the last bonfire rested t, but the first one in Anor Londo.

The overall impression was less "what a d*ck" and more "that's one of the wildest things I've ever seen". My own guess would be that this was someone who'd heard about things via the Reddit crowd, as a bunch of people over there apparently started planning invasions once things about PXA's stream were publicized through there. And that's fine - though it screwed his progress a bit, it was one more thing that made the stream entertaining, and following the fundraiser, that was the whole point.

Any further recollections or corrections would be appreciated. I was very tired at this point and may have a few things wrong.

Sens was pretty tame. We kind of just ran through with the occasional reset due to the pendulum blades or arrow traps. We did get invaded, but it was just someone from the stream and they were friendly. Now you should have seen anor londo, that was pretty crazy.

IS the stream archived?

demonbox wrote:

IS the stream archived?

Yes: http://www.twitch.tv/pxabstraction

I'm pretty sure PXA did die immediately in Sens Fortress to the arrow trap though.

Yeah, when that happened, i ran and avoided the trap and he just kind of ran into it. I meant to warn him, but couldn't in time D: Luckily, that was about 2 seconds into the fort, so it wasn't too bad.

Sorry I missed out on the end of the stream this morning, but I had some family stuff crop up. Just watched the end of the stream and I think Gerry is more cognizant after 24 hours of Dark Souls than I am normally. PXA, you've got the demeanor to do more live streams, and you totally should.

Heh, after being in his game for most of the time last night, going back and watching his perspective is pretty funny. Its odd how different it looks

Hey guys, I was Aikao in chat and Krasnoya Ronin in-game. Just thought I'd drop by and say hi. It's always a lot of fun to see someone's first impressions of the game and to watch them stick with it even through the frustrating bits. Looking back, I'm glad I didn't do anything serious during my invasions, because he definitely got a feeling for the experience in Anor Londo and Darkroot Garden. Glad I could help as a summon, though.

Anyway, it was a great experience overall. Made quite a few friends, played a game I love, and helped a charity all at the same time. Can't complain about that, can ya?

Looking forward to the Amnesia playthrough. Don't think I'll be staying up so late for that though, lol.

Man, I had a grin ear-to-ear reading those stories. Despite how hard it was for me, that was seriously one of the most fun times I've had playing video games in recent memory. Thanks to Twitch TV doing basically everything half-assed (seriously, how is this the most popular streaming site?!), I found a guy who made a hack script that allows me to download FLVs of all the videos! It's going to take hours cause their content servers are slow but I'm hoping I can maybe cut together a little reel of the craziest moment. If anyone has an idea where abouts some of the timewise things like entering Sens, the hacker and my pendulum deaths happened (or any other funny stuff you can think of), feel free to post it here. Unfortunately, my on-demand local recording software I had setup to capture highlights crashed the game so I couldn't use it and I wasn't smart enough to jot down times. :/

I'm working on a post for my blog detailing the surreal experience that yesterday was for me. I'll link it when it's done. Suffice it to say, thank you to all the contributors, chat helpers and co-op partners who made yesterday more than I ever could have hoped for. I will get dates co-ordinated for the Duke Nukem Forever and......Amnesia streams soon.

Hacker clip, pendulum fall, death by floor trap while next to KeyMastar, cursing at rolling rocks, SNAKE MEN!, accidental death right after killing spider woman... I'll be back if I can remember more.

Don't forget when I attacked you guys during the first Gargoyle fight in Anor Londo, and then both me and your summon fell off the ledge to our deaths like pros.

Also the double KO at Priscilla was pretty good.

Here are a few times:

Arrow trap death in sens: 5:26:23 on the video starting at 11/10 pm (eastern/central)
PXA's first mimic: 5:47:42 in the same video
GET ROLLED: 5:48:50
Get owned by egg carrier: 4:25:10
Pot-Chest hacker joins: 7:25:31
The phantom dancers: 6:08:15
Pendulum Fail: 5:55:50
Argonanth and Aikao take a leap of faith: 6:39:40

thats just a few, ill see if i can find others

KeyMastar wrote:

Here are a few times:

Arrow trap death in sens: 5:26:23 on the video starting at 11/10 pm (eastern/central)
PXA's first mimic: 5:47:42 in the same video
GET ROLLED: 5:48:50
Get owned by egg carrier: 4:25:10
Pot-Chest hacker joins: 7:25:31
The phantom dancers: 6:08:15
Pendulum Fail: 5:55:50
Argonanth and Aikao take a leap of faith: 6:39:40

thats just a few, ill see if i can find others

So awesome. Thanks man. Think I might have to buy myself a Vegas license this week...

Bloody twitch app refused to play the stream, and I've been computer-less all weekend, so I'll have to catch up on some of the highlights later. Glad to hear that it went so well!

PX, I hope you'll pop on over to the Dark Souls thread at some point and share your opinions on the game in general, outside of the context of the event. Perhaps after you've had some time to let the frustrations settle a bit

Parallax Abstraction wrote:
KeyMastar wrote:

Here are a few times:

Arrow trap death in sens: 5:26:23 on the video starting at 11/10 pm (eastern/central)
PXA's first mimic: 5:47:42 in the same video
GET ROLLED: 5:48:50
Get owned by egg carrier: 4:25:10
Pot-Chest hacker joins: 7:25:31
The phantom dancers: 6:08:15
Pendulum Fail: 5:55:50
Argonanth and Aikao take a leap of faith: 6:39:40

thats just a few, ill see if i can find others

So awesome. Thanks man. Think I might have to buy myself a Vegas license this week...

Accepting friend invite Sparhawk ! 10ish

Id just like to say that this was an amazing experience. Brightened up my weekend and helps out little sick kids. Everyone who was in the stream was great, whether they played in it or just watched and discussed in chat. We did this together, and i really feel that this worked so well because everyone helped to spread knowledge and to donate, while most importantly PXA made sure it ran smoothly and effectively while pushing through the pain for us. I just wanted to get that out there, as if i haven't been praising it enough already

Here's the blog post about my experiences.

It's a little introspective and navel gazey but the experience yesterday really ended up becoming more than I ever expected it to and it's really got me thinking about some ideas for the future now. Seriously one of the highlights of my year and some of the most fun I've had in a very long time. You guys are all awesome.

Once I'm able to figure out logistics for the Duke Nukem Forever and Amnesia streams, details will go here and on my blog so watch those spaces! KayMastar and Krasnoya Ronin, I hope you'll consider taking a look around Gamers With Jobs and maybe hanging out here. This is one of the best online communities of gamers anywhere and is no small part of why $2,000 was hit yesterday. Cheers dudes.

Sounds good, i already like this place from the lurking ive done since the stream ended XD You guys have a nice night, i know i certainly could use some more sleep