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8-21-2008 @ 1:55PM
I'm sorry, but I found this one rather trite and predictable. It seems like the video creator was just using models he found pretty or hot without any consideration or thought for game lore. Sure, you can say that he was just using the models to make machinima and that this doesn't really have anything to do with WoW, but for those of us who care about the game lore a bit, it doesn't make sense for a Draenei of all races to be a vampire. They haven't even been on Azeroth long, having just crash-landed their spaceship at the time of the BC.And even if you completely disassociate the models from the game, the story is very been there and done that. It looks nice, and I appreciate the time the author put into it, but that's about it.
8-21-2008 @ 2:20PM
8-21-2008 @ 3:56PM
While personally I agree with you, (hell, I'm tired of vampires OUTSIDE of WoW, let alone inside it) I think judging this piece for its lore-appropriateness or story is completely missing the point. Those very elements you pointed out suggest to me that this piece was created more as an exploration of visual and auditory style and a means for the creator to try out and develop new editing techniques than as a vehicle for storytelling. And in those regards the video is a spectacular success.It is nothing if not visually remarkable. The direction of and composition of shots are spectacular, and the edits and effects all work in harmony to draw the viewer in and evoke atmosphere. The audio is similarly well-chosen, though I found some of the transitions jarring. (The credits do not list an artist, so I am left assuming it is ripped from other sources.)So, as far as story goes - no, it's nothing original. And if you don't like vampires, this will be one continuous, big eye roll for you. But as far as being visually and auditorially appealing - A+. If you DO like vampires, and don't mind seeing the predictable and well-worn vampire plot, then you will no doubt enjoy seeing them stylistically rendered via WoW in this film.
8-21-2008 @ 5:37PM
You can make machinima without lore! This is a concept that WoW viewers can't get and it just blows my mind. Think of WoW as the real world and, for example, Thrall and Janna are actors, so they go to an audition. They get a part in the latest movie, but that's not them up on the screen. That's their character. Are we good now?
8-23-2008 @ 1:55AM
Moo, did you read the second paragraph of my post?
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