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OverClocked Marathon (10/7/13): A 24 Hour Stream By Blackrazgriz to Promote OC ReMix and its Work

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Hey Guys!

Blackrazgriz here. It's been a while since I've made a thread here, but real life has pretty much disrupted my internet activities for quite some time (close to 10 months actually).

Anyways, I'm here to talk to you about this stream idea I've had. Well, its not actually an idea, since I've already implemented it in the past before. However, I'd like to make this an annual (or even biannual) event. I call it the OverClocked Marathon.

OverClocked Marathon is actually not like traditional stream marathons. It's being planned to take place at October 7, 2013 (on a Monday), since I have a vacation from class. The goal (for now at the very least) is a 24 hour stream by yours truly designed purely for the promotion of OC Remixes. I'll be streaming speedruns and casual playthrough of various games while playing OC Remixes for 24 hours straight. Pretty straightforward, but definitely worthwhile.

I've actually done something like this before and promoted it in the OCR forums. But that was back then, when I was a scrub streamer. Now, with 1301 followers (as of September 21, 2013), a total lifetime viewership of 87,152 (as of September 21, 2013), and a peak concurrent viewership of 350, I have officially wiped my hands clean of the newb that plagued me and successfully entered the "big leagues."

I am by no means a Cosmowright or Siglemic (for those of you who are active stream/ speedrun watchers). But with my progress in terms of viewership over the last couple of months, I feel that an event of this caliber will only help bolster OCR's reputation to a newer demographic of audience. Believe it or not, there are actually people who come to my stream and are fascinated by the music they listen to for my intro and outro. Of course, this fact should come as evident for anyone that uses common sense, but to me its appalling how there are people out there in this world who are not graced by the talents of the amazing team that make up OC Remix.

As a speedrunner, I plan on playing games that I actually speedrun. As such, I plan on hosting games like Tales of Symphonia, Tales of Phantasia, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and Pokémon Emerald. That's right: I primarily focus on "Tales of", Zelda, and Pokémon speed running. For instance, I have a pretty competent time in Pokémon Emerald and is actually aiming for the World Record at the moment.

I plan on focusing on Symphonia and Twilight Princess for the marathon. If its not feasible for me to acquire a copy of Twilight Princess by October 7, I'll work on getting a Wii Remote Plus for Skyward Sword instead. Symphonia and Skyward Sword are pretty bulky games (especially Skyward Sword Normal Mode) so those will undoubtedly take up the larger portion of the marathon. As time moves on, I'll let you know on the state of the marathon games.

One other thing. This 24 hour cast is NOT going to fail 16 hours in like last time. Whether I like it or not, I will be breaking that 24 hour mark (maybe even more depending on the game I'm running). I have done 28 hours before after doing a 200% Twilight Princess run (2 100% runs back to back), so I do have the capability. I just need to be in the mindset (and drink plenty of caffeine prior to and during the run).

If you have comments, ideas, or questions on the Marathon, please feel free to discuss in this thread. I'm very happy to share my ideas here and I do hope that this marathon is a success in the future.

For more information about myself as a streamer, please visit my twitch at http://www.twitch.tv/blackrazgriz.

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Thanks DarkeSword :D

I've actually been using OCRemix for a very long time. Just learning this is like taking a Wake-Up Slap from Jigglypuff. I'll go edit the thread later to rectify the error.

On another note, I've just recently created an offline picture for my Twitch account to promote the Marathon. It's a generic 720p pic of the OC Remix logo on black background. I downloaded the font and used it to include the day and time of the Marathon, as well as the website hosting it (my channel obviously). I wanted some feedback on the picture. Should I add more info? Less? Make fonts bigger? Smaller?

Also, if anyone wants to make an offline pic or other media to promote the Marathon feel free to let me know. I'll be more than happy to take the assistance.

Here's the pic: http://imgur.com/O1xtBf3

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YOSH!

I can proudly announce the games I plan on speed running during the OverClocked Marathon.

Tales of Symphonia (NG All Bosses)

Time Estimate: 10-12 hours. A relatively new speed running category where the goal is to defeat all the bosses in the game, including optional bosses. Which means certain sidequest will need to be completed, and bosses like Maxwell AND Abyssion will be fought. Get hyped for the Abyssion battle, but remember. It's not gonna be like you expect ;)

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword(Normal Mode Any%)

Time Estimate:7-9 hours. I currently hold the world record for the (obscure and totally psychotic) Normal Mode category (8:54:47) However, I am heavily rusty, so this would most definitely be a derusting run. I will work my hardest to beat my World Record, however and entertain you guys with interesting and nifty Skyward Sword glitches.

Pokémon Emerald (Any% No Save & Quit)

Time Estimate: 3.5 (Depending on RNG). This game just trolls me in terms of RNG. It's so bad, yet I cannot stop playing it. Three major reset points: Getting the starter (Mudkip, 13 Atk, 11 Sp. Atk, 9 Spd), Getting Abra, and the Rival 2 fight. If I can get passed these three points (and not get trolled by Wallace RNG), then I have a run going.

Total Time Estimate for all Speedrun games: 20.5-24.5 hours.

If I manage to beat all the speedruns before the 24 hour time limit, I will do some Master Sword runs of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past in preparation for my eventual foray into ALttP speedrunning.

If you have any questions pertaining to what exactly I'll be doing during this Marathon, please let me know. Otherwise, I'd like your thoughts on the roster of games available.

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I currently hold the world record for the (obscure and totally psychotic) Normal Mode category (8:54:47)

Admittedly I always 100% when I play Zelda games, but still, my last Skyward Sword run was 40 hours or so. I'll be watching this marathon for sure, just to see in person how utterly ridiculous that one's gonna have to be.

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24 hours?! What are you gonna do, play all my mixes? :lol:

well if you wanna interview someone on skype or just have OcRemixer's (purposely wrote that as badly as possible to irk DS) pop in and talk I'm up for it :-)

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I'll be able to come in for a little while. Monday for you is Tuesday in Japan. I LOVE speed runs and have recently been trying to watch them more and more which is hard considering all the other things I have to do and want to do. Simply telling me that you speed run Tales games has made me your fan. I'm going to follow your Ywitch stream now.

I really wish for your marathon to be a success so I'd like to offer some advice about staying awake. Drink the caffeine when you start getting sleepy and not before. I don't have extensive knowledge on the subject but it is said that after the caffeine high comes the low. You may want to consider getting a friend to come and visit you during the later hours of the play through. That ought to help. Pausing to make a quick cup of tea for your friend will wake you up! Lastly, Brandon had a good idea. If you want to Skype with someone to help keep you awake, I will also be available for that during a portion of your marathon. I'm not as famous or cool as Brandon though. ^_~

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@Arrow

If you're coming to me for speed runs of Skyward Sword, I appreciate the views, but highly HIGHLY suggest Tenderhearted. He has the JPN World Record for Skyward Sword at an astonishing 5 hours 26 minutes and 07 seconds. He is actually about 5 minutes ahead of the second best time of 5:31:40 by Tlozsr.

I have WR for Normal Mode (if only because I can endure such tediously long speedruns), but my run can easily be demolished. I'm hoping that, with enough practice, I can destroy my time by about 30 minutes.

For more information on Zelda speedruns, please visit http://zeldaspeedruns.com/leaderboards

@Brandon Strader

Well, I could if I want to Kappa

I actually have 3 days worth of OC Remixes on my iTunes, so some of yours may (or may not) make the cut. I plan on playing the OC Remixes randomly to ensure that Remixers all get a fair chance at getting one of their songs heard.

Of course, someone with more songs, like you (I have 17 of your songs) have a better chance than let say PriZm (I have 7 of his songs)...So yeah...

Also, that would be such an awesome idea :D Unfortunately, I can't really have Skype on while playing Wii or GCN games on Xsplit, as it causes lag, so it probably would be better to do interviews of that caliber on the Pokemon Emerald speedrun (VBA doesn't take too much CPU, so I can run more things). I could also ask some of my chat to donate questions for the interviews too, and I'm gonna be particularly bust this week testing out new controllers so that really does seem like a stellar idea.

@The Legendary Zoltan

So a couple of hours ago I tried (and failed) to do an All Bosses Speed Run of Tales of Symphonia...died to Yuan and Botta nearly 5 hours into the run. Can't have that happen in the Marathon, now can I?

I also plan on doing a Mania 1/2 EXP race with the WR holder of Tales of Symphonia NG+, Greenmittenz, on Saturday (hopefully) and cutscene% (watch all the cutscenes and listen to all the dialogue) on Sunday, so you have ample opportunity before Monday to catch on of my Tales runs before the Marathon.

I'll most definitely take your advice for the 24 Hour Marathon, though the longest I stayed up for was 28 after my failed 300% of Twilight Princess (only managed to get 200% done...CURSE YOU BODY D:). Thanks for your support ^_^

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Does anybody know where I can get OC Remix Icons and logos to decorate my stream? If I'm gonna be promoting OC Remix in a marathon, I need to bombard my audience with as much OC Remix paraphernalia as humanly possible.

By icons and logos I mean like backgroundless pics that I could paste at the corners of my stream, or plaster at a large black area of the screen.

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Well guys, tomorrow is the big day. I hope to do OC Remix and its amazing community justice with my marathon. Hopefully, a few more people will know of the fantastic work everyone brings to this website.

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Unfortunately, I was, once again, unable to complete the stream (Stood up for 9 hours rather than 16 this time T_T This could be linked to a multitude of factors.

1. Doing a 9 hour Speed Run before a 24 Hour Stream. That was really irresponsible of me, but I earnestly thought I could pull it off. If I did, I would have stood up for about 38 hours, or pulling off a 1 and a half day "Marathon" (since the other did not count).

2. Streaming late at night. Ideally I would want to stream late at night, so that I could go to sleep at night and wake up in the morning, but let's face it: How many people are going to start a solo marathon 12 hours after they awoken? Besides, I ended sleeping at 9; woke up at 2. That's 5 hours of sleep for someone who stood awake for 23 hours...

I apologize for any inconvenience I may have caused. However, I won't just simply abandon this. I consider it postponed, rather. It was still pretty successful at the first third (with a peak viewership of 126) and many of the people in the stream can comment on how fun it was. It was pretty darn fun for myself as well, and the music that went on was awesome. Discussing these remixes with others was also pretty nifty, despite my musical inexperience.

I'll probably try again in Thanksgiving. With what I learned, I'm sure that I'll make this next stream even more successful than the last. I'll update more on when and what I'll be streaming. Thank you guys for your support during this marathon, and I apologize for being unable to see things through to the end. (Goddamn Kratos ruining the All Bosses run XD)

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It's okay, Raz. I popped in for a while last night and enjoyed the music, the Symphonia and discussion about japanese actors. Even if you think it wasn't a full success, there were 54 people in the room when I was in there, so that's 50+ people that enjoyed themselves.

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