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WoW Moviewatch: World of Workcraft

I love it when classics stand the test of time. World of Workcraft by lagspikefilms was thrown out for the world to devour all the way back in September of 2008, just before Wrath of the Lich King's launch. And even though it's almost five years old at this point, it scarcely matters -- it's still funny, and incredibly well done. The nerf jokes and office gags are still just as solid as they were back then. I suppose the only thing that sort of dates the film is that these days, the group would probably just queue in the Dungeon Finder to fill out their group -- but hey, they might have run into that unfortunate fifth player in there, too.


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WoW Moviewatch: Death by Design recruitment

Recruitment videos don't usually fall under the machinima umbrella, but every now and again you find one that just leaves you awestruck. The guild Death By Design over on Hyjal-US managed to pull off exactly that in their recruitment video. The video manages to sum up everything that the guild offers, and does so with a dizzying array of images presented in comic book format. That's the part I really love about the video -- the quick snaps between comic frames and live-action video work incredibly well, and it's flawlessly spliced together. It's more than enough to impress any potential recruits, and I hope we'll see some amazing kill videos out of the guild in the future.


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WoW Moviewatch: Hump Day

It's not often you see a commercial parody in a WoW machinima--well, maybe parody isn't the right word. This Brad Bergman video isn't so much making fun of the commercial as it is recasting it using WoW as footage, instead of the original.

The manipulations around the characters mouths and the clever use of idle animations are what really sell this clip. Unusual as the genre may be, it's worth a shot. Give it a watch if you get a kick out of WoW-ified film audio, and I hope it brings a smile to your face, as it did mine!
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WoW Moviewatch: Back to Cata

With the long wait for new game content, maybe it's time to go back in time with Back to Cata by Slightly Impressive. After all, there's Cataclysm raids to be raided and achievements to be gotten -- not to mention that whole revamped leveling experience to enjoy. And maybe the occasional fiery death, but only occasional. (Probably.)

If this isn't going back quite far enough for you, you can also go Back to Vanilla, Back to BC, Back to Wrath, and Back to Wrath 2. Happy adventuring, time travelers!
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WoW Moviewatch: Sad Battle Pet Diary

Dear Diary,

I am just a lowly battle pet. My days are filled with endless slaughter; both my own, and that of my enemies. Mine is a world of war, death, and remarkable pain. The worst part is that I thought I was alone. Most of the gladiatorial critters I face seem to enjoy their lot in life. They're fierce and dedicated to the adrenaline of battle. They do not seem to suffer the burdens I carry.

And then I saw the Sad Battle Pet Diary by the machinimist Ninth Batter. In this movie, he reads the angst-ridden stories of other pets like me. It was a soothing balm to my soul, and I thank him for it.
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WoW Moviewatch: The Great Boost, episode 2

The second episode of The Great Boost contains one of the finest openings I've seen in machinima. Granted, it's not groundbreaking or anything, but it definitely sets the tone for a nerdlove fan series. What's not to love about it?

It's nice to see a new machinima series get started. Through the years, most creators have separated from the episodic format. It's a combination of the difficulty in putting together regular machinimas, the heightened expectations of quality, and just the sheer darned age of the community. I'm joyous to see Nex Manus taking it seriously.

I think the series is hitting it's stride, building a cast of characters and an ongoing mythology. Take the time to check it out and share your thoughts below!
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WoW Moviewatch: Stuck In The Middle

Off the Air Guild put this little romcom together as a tribute to all the true loves out there. And while many might associate Stuck In The Middle's song with that scene in Reservoir Dogs, this video goes a long way towards redeeming it.

The graphics aren't fancy and dialogue makes no appearance, but the story is obvious and just... sweet. It's cute, sweet, fun, and a big ball of hugworthy awesomeness. This is probably going to be a favorite video for a while. It forsakes high-end graphics in favor of a strong sense of fun and playfulness. Very well done!
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WoW Moviewatch: Bad Girl!

It's nearly impossible to go wrong with Killer Cookie and Bad Girl! doesn't change anything about that. With a fun tune and some impressive animation, this music video will remind machinima fans of the days of fan films gone by. Sure, there's nothing in the way of plot, really, but this kind of character study (featuring a singing belf) definitely brings me back to the good old days.

Killer Cookie does some great stuff. I wish we had more creators like this. Granted, I can't say Marilyn Manson and Avril Lavigne are really my bag of donuts, but I'm an old fart. Combined with the video, the song was just fine.
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WoW Moviewatch: Exodar Disco

Seems like some folks could use a reminder about the good side of our favorite spacefaring WoW race. Don't worry, folks. Everything's going to be okay. And just to prove it, take a listen to one of the finest WoW filks ever created, and let's go turn that capital city into the Exodar Disco. It's still the best idea to come out of Burning Crusade.
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WoW Moviewatch: Back to Wrath 2

After being disconnected from the server, Slightly Impressive's intrepid time traveler returns to the icy lands of Northrend. In Back to Wrath 2, though, he visits the one of the most nostalgic place in Azeroth: Dalaran. Filled with clever pokes at afk players and gear score, Griff gets in a few pokes at people abandoning group queues.

I certainly don't miss the instant requeues. But now the plot's stepped up a notch: the time traveler snags a past-person and drags them into the present tense. What's the first thing they see? Of course, a panda. I was glad to see a little more meat added to this series; it's a pretty good one, and I like where it's going. Though, they seem to have skipped Cataclysm. Not sure anyone cares.
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WoW Moviewatch: The Great Level 90 Boost

The Great Level 90 Boost is an interesting little video from Nex Manus. It's the story of an orc who boosts himself to 90 and then, presumably, finds himself surrounded by others who did the same. Hijinks ensure when they discover portals. It's a lighthearted little video and I appreciated the warm eye it lent to new players struggling to discover the endgame.

The only real criticism of the video I want to share is that some of the choppy video took me out of the moment. It can be tough to get good video, depending on your system specs, but it was especially disconcerting since not all the footage jittered. The voice acting and music was perfect, though, and I liked the script. Here's hoping we see an Episode 2!
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WoW Moviewatch: The Crime

It's always a pleasure to see a new face in the machinima crowd. And while this isn't Naroze's only video, it's one of the first to be submitted to our tip line. The Crime is pretty good. You need the author's explanation to follow the story, but that's plenty common with videos of this kind. This is how the creator describes the story:
This is about Two twin sister, that have to fight for their friends, they're in danger, cause of a big drama between them and a big angry Orc Female.....their friend getting taken by them, tourtured to death, sadly the're too late...and when they finally entering the City, you'll see what the big drama made their history from now on, a kind Sin'Dorei female named Sethera made her way in helped to fight against it, follow the video watch the story, and you'll see how it will go!
The biggest tip I can share with Naroze right now is to be super sure to avoid typos in subtitles; even a minor mistake can damage the impression of the video. That being said, I don't think Naroze is a native English speaker, so to each their own.
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WoW Moviewatch: Pally Rangers

Not every paladin has the right stuff. True, paladins are generally very cool. You know, bubbles, laying on of hands, and flashes of lights. The standard stuff. But from time to time, an evil arises so deep, dark, and terrifying that you need something special. Not any old paladin will do. You need the Pally Rangers.

This video is about 5 years old, which means that kids born when it came out are now in kindergarten. Let that fact sink in while you take the time to ride this nostalgia train and enjoy some truly awesome machinima.
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WoW Moviewatch: Sentinel

Sentinel is one heck of an impressive music video created by Turel and Khayllys. It involves some incredible music and absolutely breathtaking animation. The video was intended as a thank you to the community that has inspired Turel, so I don't think I'm wrong when I say there are more than a few cameos in the video.

You don't see many videos with this kind of quality these days. While the tunes won't be to everyone's liking (kids and their dubby steppy!), you just won't be able to deny that talent that seeps through Sentinel's pores. Take the time to check it out and let us know what you think!
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WoW Moviewatch: Back to Wrath

We're running out of expansions of yore for Slightly Impressive to visit. Back to Wrath is probably the best of what we've seen so far, though. After all, what was that entire expansion about if not foggy breath effects?

Griff dates himself as beginning play in WotLK, and pleasantly gives a shout out to Back to the Future. Do you remember how every other character was a death knight? It seemed like everyone was either a death knight or a hunter. This video was decent, but it could have used a little more commentary about the game.
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