In a world where the battle between the Horde and the Alliance is fought out in grueling games of Capture the Flag and King of the Hill, the AFKPlayers
are back with a believable and entertaining new battleground. Check out their new machinima, Major League Azeroth
This new video by the Taiwanese AFKPlayers manages to tie in both tongue-in-cheek comedy and some fun shots of the mysterious new raid instance, Ulduar. Brann Bronzebeard
makes a guest appearance during the film, and ultimately is responsible for the game's outcome.
Part of what I love so much about MLA is the firm understanding AFKPlayers show about the WoW
community zeitgeist. Cracks and references about King Wrynn
mirror things I've said in my own Guild chat. When a Death Knight steps up to bat, the authors issue subtle nods to things we all think about the new class.
Even without subtitles, though, "Major League Azeroth" is fun to watch. It's got a clean, crisp animation style which makes the action easy to understand. The scenery is very well composed, and the character models are built without distracting elements. The AFKPlayers have stuck to their basic storytelling roots here, and let us enjoy their dialogue, plot, and raw comedy.
Be sure to check out Major League Azeroth on the Myndflame site
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