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Wow Moviewatch: Frostfire Ridge montage

Be warned up front - this is Alpha footage, so not only will you see some spoilers but it's all subject to change at any moment. Still, if you're wanting to see the Alpha, see some new models and what the average Horde player is going to experience this is a solid video that will show you exactly that.

One of the things it really points out to me is how orcs are really kind of crazy. Would you charge into a fight with someone who is actually twice your size? Yet they'll go toe to toe with ogres without a second thought. Orcs, you're crazy.
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WoW Moviewatch: Stuff WoW Elitists Say

I guess I was actually somewhat surprised it took this long for someone to make this kind of parody video. But the inestimable Slightly Impressive has finally tackled the subject with Stuff WoW Elitists Say. I get nervous about poking fingers at people as "elitist" or "newb" or anything else, but all is fair in love and comedy.

Though, I do find the commentary about researching for LFR, item levels in flex runs, and the AQ event especially inspired. The very best elitist comments require occult references to events that happened nearly a decade ago. After all, someone born during the AQ event is looking forward to middle school soon.
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WoW Moviewatch: Orc vs. Wild Vashj'ir

Just in time to help us keep the pre-expansion doldrums away, Wowcrendor takes another look at the ongoing adventures of Boar Thrills. This time, in Orc vs. Wild Vashj'ir, Boar goes deep beneath the oceans of Azeroth to learn how to breathe underwater. Feel free to insert your own "How's he going to drink down there?" jokes here.

It's nice to see Boar Thrills ride again. While I certainly miss Wowcrendor's cast of characters, Boar Thrills has been a favorite of mine for a while. It's a nice way to revisit nostalgic moments from WoW gone by, without complete giving up on funny jokes and killer one-liners. And who doesn't love seeing a new Wowcrendor video?
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Wow Moviewatch: Illidan Heroes of the Storm Developer Diary

Ian Beckman's at it again. Fresh off of his dev diary for Arthas, he's got this Illidan centric one. If you like watching Illidan be so amazingly depressed at not being murdered by adventurers week in and week out for a chance at Warglaives, then this is the video for you. Seriously, I actually felt bad that I stopped going to the Black Temple after I got my glaives. Not bad enough to go back, but still.

Honestly I think this is a better Dev Diary than the Arthas one. Maybe it's just that I prefer Illidan to Arthas. "Really? Is that the line? Can't I say something different?"

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WoW Moviewatch: Pointless Top 10: Coolest Frostfire Ridge Mobs


Wowcrendor's Pointless Top 10 lists are usually really, really pointless... but since it's right there in the name, you know what you're getting into when you click. But that said, we always wind up laughing at even the most pointless of pointlessness, so we keep watching them.

Today's Pointless Top 10 is actually less pointless than usual, since it takes you to the Warlords of Draenor alpha to find the coolest mobs on Frostfire Ridge. We hate to break it to you, Wowcrendor, but #10 is on fire and therefore it can hardly be considered cool... but other than that we take no objection to these coolness rankings. So why not take a tour of Frostfire's most interesting and/or pointless inhabitants?
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WoW Moviewatch: World War Animation

I'm not strictly sure what's actually going on in World War Animation, at least not in the specific language. But I think you can pick up the gist fairly easily from the adorable animation and extremely effective visual storytelling. Frankly, the entire video is worth it for the short time the orc is dancing. I mean, come on; that's so cute it hurts.

But I think we've found out the real secret of Horde technology. I won't spoil, but let's say that I've always suspected that's exactly the tech we should expect out of Garrosh. Thanks to Aktanaly, the reader who sent it in!
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WoW Moviewatch: Attack on Titan

Arm of Hades is back with another outstanding WoW parody. I'm not sure parody is actually the right word; it's an homage to the original video. Created frame-by-fame against the original opening, Attack on Titan delivers every send a faithful homage to the original movie, just set in Azeroth.

It's always amazing how much effort creators put into this kind of thing, and Arm of Hades succeeds in every aspect. As if that homage wasn't enough, Attack on Titan serves well as a trailer for WoW itself. And who doesn't love some fast paced guitar?
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WoW Moviewatch: The Problem With Warriors

It's not their fault, but it can sometimes be hard to talk about The Problem With Warriors. Obviously, the game designs specific balance between classes, and the abilities each class possesses is how you get there. But if we were to somehow port the classes of WoW over to real life, do warriors really get a fair shake?

Even Dungeons and Dragons has that problem. The permutations we go through to make Fighters awesome linger to this very day. But, keep in mind the flip side of all this picking on Warriors. I won't spoil the punchline, but the guy at the end reminds us all that they're not the only class in that untenable position.
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WoW Moviewatch: Pirates vs. Sailors

You know what's a great way to prepare for the weekend? Kicking back with some rousing chanty songs to the narrative machinima delights of Pirates vs. Sailors. The story can be a little tough to follow, but Off the Air kept the concept pretty simple. A bunch of pirates and a bunch of sailors have a disagreement.

But, really, this video is about enjoying the music with some awesome WoW costumes. After all, what do you do with a drunken Hordie? The answer seems pretty clear by the end.
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WoW Moviewatch: The Warlock -- Barrens Chat

There's no better way than to reminisce about the days of old than dragging The Warlock through very pit of despair known as Barrens Chat. Created by none other than Nixxiom, this episode has all the laughs, crass humor, and digs at our own gamer culture that you could ever hope to see.

The video struck a nostalgic point for me. Remember the days of infinite Chuck Norris jokes? These days, trying to crack a line about the Bearded One is no more hip than strutting down the mall in your Jams. Though, I suppose both could be saved by a hefty dose of irony. But still, let's hear it for Barrens Chat. It's an age gone by that no amount of pandering or cataclysming will ever truly bring back.
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WoW Moviewatch: The Group

The Group is a relatively recent new machinima series, and it's somewhat a mixed bag. The plot seems to glide along pretty well, and the animation satisfies. Most of the action works convincingly against the backdrop of Azeroth, and the dialogue seems well written.

The downside is the voice track. The first bit of the movie is nearly unintelligible. I'm not sure if it's voice actors who struggle with working the mic, if it's something with the compression, or what's happening. But the dialogue audio needs work badly. That distortion is a huge drag on what could otherwise be a truly excellent story-based machinima. Here's hoping the next episode shows big improvement.
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BlizzCon 2014 Art and Movie contest submissions now open

If you're an artist or a movie maker with a penchant for all things Blizzard, now's your chance to show off your talents and win some prizes. The Art and Movie contests for BlizzCon 2014 are now officially taking submissions, and there's a sweet list of prizes to be had. For the BlizzCon Movie Contest, third place will receive $850, second place will receive $1,300, and first place will receive $2,000 and an Oswald Statue. Prizes for the BlizzCon Art Contest are $700 for third place, $1,000 for second place, and $1,500 to the first place winner ... but that's not all. Each winner for both the Art and Movie contests will also receive either a ticket to BlizzCon 2014, or an additional $175 cash.

Keep in mind that the submissions for these contests don't necessarily have to be Warcraft related -- you can take your inspiration for your artwork or film from any of the Blizzard franchises. But if you want to enter, you might want to get a move on -- the deadline for submissions is 11:59PM PST on July 7. For more information, official rules, and submission guidelines, head to the official site.

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WoW Moviewatch: 7 More Steps to a Safer Azeroth

Nobody wants an unsafe Azeroth. The spokesperson for the Azeroth Health and Safety Commision has a handfull of regulations that will help protect your characters from undue death. World PvP has been outlawed, which will probably have a painful effect on some servers. And really, who doesn't celebrate this needed hunter nerf?

Slightly Impressive's 7 More Steps to a Safe Azeroth is a fun little bite to help get you through your day. I'm not sure this series can go very much further, but it's been fun while it's lasted. My hat's off to the team at SI, as usual.
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WoW Moviewatch: Pointless Top 10: Useless Npcs

Wowcrendor is back with another top 10 list. In Pointless Top 10: Useless NPCs in World of Warcraft, he's counting down all those NPCs scattered around Azeroth that lack any discernible purpose, randomly roam in the middle of nowhere, stare at a wall, or are quite simply no longer useful. I really like this current series Wowcrendor has going, not just because it's funny, as is pretty much everything he puts out, but because it often reminds me of those odd little things here and there that I'd forgotten about. Like poor Sognar Cliffbeard, the meat vendor.

But I have to say, I'm pretty sure that Topper McNabb has a mansion somewhere in the outreaches of the kingdom, purchased with all the coins people have thrown at him over the last 10 years in an effort to get him to shut up. He's the quiet master of the art of panhandling, I bet you. And if, in another 10 years, Azeroth is suddenly obliterated, he'll be laughing at us all from the depths of his terribly comfortable and lavishly furnished panic room, created especially for the purpose of survival.

Yeah, don't think I'm not on to you, McNabb.


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WoW Moviewatch: Gnometheus -- Fire Of The Gods

Okay, what we have here seems to be a gnome lore heavy machinima involving the curse of flesh, it's up to four episodes. I'm in love with this thing on a purely conceptual level. It's interesting in that it's not really a machinima at all, for the most part - it's told through narrative over still images from the game. It kind of ends up feeling strangely like a documentary as a result of this, some strange Ken Burns presents Gnomes feel that I'm not sure if I like or not.

However, anything that encourages people to do things with gnomes is a-okay in my book, and the first episode also talks about tauren, so I'm pretty much forced to endorse it. Gnomes and tauren. Throw a draenei in there and I'm down for the whole series.

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