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Breakfast Topic: What's your most memorable moment of amazement?

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Many of us get jaded playing WoW. We get burned out running the same raid for months on end as we wait for new content. We feel there is no reason to do instances anymore because there is nothing more to be gained -- or with the new expansion on the horizon, we think, "Why bother? I'll replace the gear with quest blues and greens leveling to 85." We spend a lot of time QQing about how there is nothing we need to do or want to do, or how we are bored with the current aspect of the game.

However, we have all had our Oh wow, that was awesome! moments -- those moments that bring us back to why we play this game and why we pay 15 bucks a month to keep doing so. I have had my fair share, usually a couple in each of the iterations of the evolving world that is WoW. The first one had to be Ragnaros. At level 60, getting to Ragnaros and watching him just erupt out of the lava pool all gigantic and epic-looking ... He is still one of the most impressive-looking bosses with one of the best deaths in the game; it is kind of a shame you can kill him with just one or two people now.

The Burning Crusade's high point to me was Mount Hyjal. I loved the Caverns of Time. I felt it was a great gaming invention to allow you to experience content from the old RTS Warcraft games in a WoW manner; being a part of it was a great idea. Also, Archimonde was a seriously great fight. Wrath has had a couple of memorable moments for me. Ulduar was a huge high point. Yogg+1 or +0 was such a truly difficult and exciting fight. And finally getting to fight Arthas -- that was a very well-designed fight, even in normal mode without the buff when it was actually difficult.

What moments in World of Warcraft have left you amazed? All the bugs, server downtimes and trolls be damned -- this made up for all of it. What instant made WoW all worth it for you?

Filed under: Breakfast Topics, Guest Posts

WoW Moviewatch: Cloud 9 by Zimtower

Tipster Dread Raven dropped us a note about Zimtower's music video Cloud 9. The tip labled the video as amazing. I admit, I was nervous about that word at first. The last time I got a tip labled that way was for BLIND, and that can be a hard one to measure up to. Also, just as importantly, we did a gnome-based video yesterday, and sometimes our readers have a low gnome-to-nongnome tolerance.

But when I fired up the video and started watching, I was enthralled. Zimtower's work to animate the singer was astounding. Face and body movements are well-tuned and expressive. You can see her eyes behind her gnomish goggles. The soft glow of scenery and motion-capture are all beautifully done, giving the video an overall ephemeral quality.

The song itself fits perfectly. While it's not my genre of music by preference, the strong bond between visual and audio has cemented "Cloud 9" as something to live in my iPod. Zimtower said the video was about joy. I was skeptical, but the sense of serenity and peace during the movie really did bring that across. I admit, I thought the music video was, in fact, amazing.

If you have any suggestions for WoW Moviewatch, you can mail them to us at machinima AT wowinsider DOT com.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Machinima, WoW Moviewatch

WoW Insider Weekly

Happy Saturday-- hope your Fall weekend is going well. Once again, it's time for us to roundup all of our great weekly features in one post for your perusing pleasure. Enjoy!

All the World's a Stage: Oh, the drama! When to /ignore
Sometimes, you get just roleplayed out.

Azeroth Interrupted: It's OK to AFK
And if you hearth before you do it, you get rested XP!

Officers' Quarters: Rank and file
Scott covers the best ways to organize your troops.

/silly: The tension is mounting
A special treat for Gnomes.

The WoW Insider Show: Episode 7
2.3, the Toyota ad, and yes, we do, in fact, talk about Paladin DPS.

The Light and How to Swing It: Maximizing Paladin DPS, Part 1
Chris talks about Paladin DPS, too, but in a much more practical manner.

Build Shop: Priest 41/20/0
Elizabeth tackles a Discipline Priest build-- no easy task.

Shifting Perspectives: Drops for Druids in Zul'aman
What you Druids will be druling (get it?) over in the next raid instance.

Guildwatch: Revenge on the old GM
Tales of sordid drama, triumphant downings, and recruitment listings from around the realms. Where "I make $150,000 a year" is proof that I'm right.

BigRedKitty: A video special event
BRK shows you, video-style, how to chain trap on Moroes.

Know Your Lore: Sargeras
KYL tells the story of the biggest (known) bad guy in Azeroth.

Two Bosses Enter: Princess Huhuran vs. Magtheridon
Which one will walk out of the arena, and which one will be dragged out?

Totem Talk: Pre-raid gear - belts, bracers and boots
Matthew tells you Shamans what to wear before you hit the big time.

Learn2Raid: Your first raid
From the comments on the post: "A very well written and informative post. I wish I had this kind of guide when I first started raiding." There you go.

Insider Trader: Tools of the Trade
Addons you'll need to become a master crafter.

The Care and Feeding of Warriors: Exploring the PTR
Matthew breaks down what he sees happening in 2.3.

Ask WoW Insider: Places you didn't know existed
Are there still new places to find in Azeroth?

Phat Loot Phriday: Talisman of Binding Shard
A legendary necklace that's only available in legend form.

Filed under: How-tos, WoW Insider Business, Features, Guides

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