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Desmephisto’s charity stream for Autism Awareness Month

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r/wow!

We're excited to announce that during the month of April, wow will be promoting /u/DesMephisto's charity stream for Autism Awareness Month. On the dates in the schedule written below, we'll have a posted sticky thread linking to the stream and the donation page for his selected charities so that you can watch and take part. In addition, we'll be embedding a link to his stream in the sidebar.

As part of our promotion for the charity stream, we're adding our own incentive: custom image flair!
Custom Image Flair is rarely given and only community figures possess it. (Pictured are Keydar from Dark Legacy Comics, Perculia from WoWhead, and Infus from Weakauras.) Mods also have image flair – mine is Ashbringer. Should you win, you'll be able to choose your own image flair from
icons - Desmephisto's charity stream for Autism Awareness Monththis list of icons
, along with some text next to it to keep forever. Note: Some restrictions apply on icon selection & flair text. We'll discuss this further with the winner.

I (/u/Ex_iledd) will be volunteering in DesMephisto's stream as a moderator for the month to help him out. I hope to see many of you in the stream starting on April 2nd!

Lastly, we'd like to add that anybody coming into this thread and other future promotional threads to make fun of autistic people will be rewarded with a very long subreddit vacation. This is not an advertised incentive, you shouldn't be proud of yourself for winning it.

DesMephisto is hosting the campaign on Tiltify; you can donate
by clicking here.



Intro

I’m DesMephisto and, as many of you know, I have autism. I have been playing World of Warcraft since Vanilla launch in November 2004. In my time since playing WoW I have graduated high school, spent 6 years in community college, graduated with a Bsc. in Neuroscience, and will obtain my Masters in Pharmacology. For those of you who are unfamiliar with me, this is the post that started it all. Since then, I’ve put together guides to help people level faster, had my routes added to
azeroth auto pilot - Desmephisto's charity stream for Autism Awareness Month

Azeroth Auto Pilot, started a speed leveling discord that now has over 2200 members, and started streaming. I love World of Warcraft because it has given me a place where I’m not disabled, where somebody like myself – somebody with this lifelong disability – is able to make a difference for thousands of people. I want to continue making a difference.

April is Autism Awareness Month. The current rate of autism is about 1 in 59, and world wide over 70M people are autistic. One of the most terrifying statistics is that the average life expectancy for non learning-disabled individuals with autism is 54, and the leading cause behind that is suicide. A great many of us are unemployed or lack the ability to hold down steady jobs; a statistic from Germany showed that only 68.4% of people with autism are employed, and 22.1% of them are over-educated for the jobs they’re in. A life full of anxiety, loneliness, and inability to fit in and fully function as members of society, a world that doesn’t understand us doesn’t surprise me when I think about our life expectancy.



The Charities

I’m raising money for two charities. The first is ASAN, a charity run by autistic individuals advocating for autistic individuals. There is no conversation about us, without us. Get to know us – we are not scary people. Some of the most passionate and loving people in this world are autistic. We are not all Sheldon Coopers, we are not all Abeds, and we are not all Sams. Autism is a complex disability that has numerous differences among each individual.

The second charity is Integrate. This charity is trying to tackle one of the largest problems that currently exists for autistic individuals. Many of us get through school, go to college and graduate – then, nothing. We are prepared for school, we learn to function in school, and then we enter the real world. There is a complete lack of structure, and finding jobs that we are good at is difficult. Integrate is focused on finding jobs that work for people with autism, working with employers, and making sure we can have some form of independence.

On to the fun stuff!



Schedule Overview

Tuesday April 2nd – Hot Ones inspired AMA – 6pm PST

Saturday April 13th – 20-120 Non-Stop Leveling Marathon – 10am PST

Saturday April 20th – Leveling of the Warriors – 10AM PST

Ironman Challenge – Ongoing throughout the month

Transmog Competition – Date TBD

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In addition to the listed times, I'm aiming to stream almost every day for the month of April. Check out the stream whenever you're able!

Details

Tuesday April 2nd – Hot Ones inspired AMA – 6pm PST

Ask me any question you want! About warriors, autism, my life growing up, Neuroscience or Pharmacology! I won't know every answer, but I'll do my best to not lawyer out of any questions 🙂

Sauces – Secret Aardvark, Bravado Pineapple & Habanero, Queen Majesty’s Scotch Bonnet and Ginger, Adoboloco Kolohe Kid, Bunsters Black Label, Torchbearer Garlic Reaper, Da Bomb, Mad Dog 357, Hellfire Fear This!, Blair’s Ultra Death Sauce, The Last Dab Reduxx.

Not sure what Hot Ones is?


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Note:HotOnesisnotsponsoringme.Ijustlovethem.

Saturday April 13th – 20-120 Non-Stop Leveling Marathon – 10am PST

I will be attempting to break my record of 23 hours 17 minutes for leveling a character from 20-120. (I recently did WoD leveling speedrun going from 90-101 in 1hr 39 minutes and 12 seconds, so with my current route changes, I think I can beat my previous record.)

I'll be having a group of 120s act as a bit of a buffer to counter any griefers that might be around.

Incentive: If we get $750 donated to this incentive, I will stay up and continue to gear my character. We will push for ilvl 370 initially, and depending on time and my sanity, plus donations may try and push for ilvl 400. I still have school Monday so it'll be a judgment call, but if donations keep coming in then sacrifices have to be made.

Saturday April 20th – Leveling of the Warriors – 10am PST

This will take place on Spirestone US and is open to the community!

Horde and Alliance – make a character and level to 20. If you don't have time, make an allied race. It should take about 2 hours to hit 20. The goal is to encourage grouping, gather up in strength, and then enable War Mode and head to Ashenvale for a faction vs faction level 20 battle!

Ironman Challenge – On going throughout the month

No gold, no heirlooms, no enchants. How fast can I level?

Transmog Competition – Date TBD

Participate in a competition against other players to win a
Primitive Mantle.


Challenges

These will take place once donation thresholds have been met.

$2500 – I will tank a mythic +10 after having just chewed a reaper (I cannot actually ingest it due to capsaicin cramps, which is a god awful painful experience, much much worse than the actual heat.)

$5000 – I'd be over the moon if we reached this donation amount. When (pray) we do, I'll be giving away the Elgato Stream Minideck.

$7500 – I will attempt my own "shaq sauce" where I eat a wing with every hot sauce I have available. Preferably while trying to do something. Most likely screaming why am I doing this to myself.


Donation Poll

Do you want me to keep my beard?

Vote with your donations! You decide the fate of my beard (and I'm terrified, it's quite glorious – I may cry).

Poll begins April 2nd and ends April 30th. The shaving or saving of the beard will take place Thursday May 2nd.


Giveaway Items

You could win one of the following:

  • Discord T-shirt
  • Elgato Stream Minideck
  • Raider.io – (6) 3 month honored subscriptions
  • TradeSkillMaster Premium – (3) 1 month subscriptions
  • wow - Desmephisto's charity stream for Autism Awareness Monthr/wow Custom Image & Text flair of your choice. somerestrictionsapply

From myself

  • 3 shop mounts
  • Call of Duty 4
  • Sealed Pokemon Sapphire if we hit 15k in donations
  • Shadow Plush

These items will be given away either as part of events taking place during the streams or as Donation Challenges are met. Tune in to see what you could win!


Contact

Twitter – https://twitter.com/DesMephisto


Donate to ASAN.

The charity link with Integrate is not ready yet, when it is it will be posted.

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