Skip to Content

WoW Insider has the latest on the Mists of Pandaria!

Posts with tag nananea

WoW Moviewatch: Pandarendansen v2

So, we presented the first version of this seizure-inducing insanity without comment. But you weren't satisfied. Half of you were like, "You're missing dance moves." The other half were like, "Oh, sweet hairy panda, we need more."

Machinima master Nananaea heard your cries, but unlike vaguely splotched superheroes from the past, she did not whisper no. She whispered yes, and she went to the huge effort of creating further animation and putting out this video. I can't stop watching it. It's hypnotizing.
Interested in the wide world of machinima? We have new movies every weekday here on WoW Moviewatch! Have suggestions for machinima we ought to feature? Toss us an email at moviewatch@wowinsider.com.

Filed under: WoW Moviewatch

WoW Moviewatch: Dragonwrath: A Legendary Musical

What do you get when you cross Nananea and Sharm? A musical -- but not just any musical. You get Dragonwrath: A Legendary Musical. Set aside some time, kick your feet up, and relax with an awesome machinima that's truly a breath of fresh, beautiful air.

The plot's essentially about getting Dragonwrath, so I'm not going to belabor that. I want to focus on the amazing singing, fun lyrics, and awesome storybook style. I'm so happy to see folks revisiting these kind of productions; while I embrace all forms of machinima, this kind of music and story amalgam has always been my favorite. Dragonwrath: A Legendary Musical is an epic video that stands out in the current crop of machinima.

Interested in the wide world of machinima? We have new movies every weekday here on WoW Moviewatch! Have suggestions for machinima we ought to feature? Toss us an email at moviewatch@wowinsider.com.

Filed under: WoW Moviewatch

WoW Moviewatch: Mama Said Freeze You Out

I don't think it's any secret than I'm a child of the '80s. OK, technically, a child of the '70s. But my formative years of music preference were filled with plenty of LL Cool J. It's no surprise that Nananea's Mama Said Freeze You Out is a favorite of mine. Listening to the song is like sinking into a warm, fluffy blanket of my teenage music, just with Nananea instead of LL Cool J.

Of course, even better than just a parody of the original song, Mama Said Freeze You Out is one of those rare, rare videos in which the Alliance PvPs the ever-loving snot out of the Horde. You don't get a lot of that. Most of the "I'm so awesome, Imma blow up your dog with my mad epic daggers" videos tend to be Horde-flavored. I guess that makes sense, since there was a time when the Horde racials were vastly superior for PvP, but it still makes treats like this video that much more delicious.

Interested in the wide world of machinima? We have new movies every weekday here on WoW Moviewatch! Have suggestions for machinima we ought to feature? Toss us an email at moviewatch@wowinsider.com.

Filed under: WoW Moviewatch

WoW Moviewatch: Million Miles from Home

This is a new movie by Dreyfus Xano, inspired by a Soosdon video from a while back. Xano's machinima is actually chock-full of references to other members of the machinima community; there's so many shout-outs in here I can't separate them all out. Million Miles from Home also has a guest star you probably recognize: Nananea.

Xano has been working on his machinima skills for a little while, and Million Miles from Home represents a significant step up for the creator. Using a story within the video helps give the action some frame and motion. That technique definitely seemed to help Xano's work, so I'd encourage him to keep working within a narrative framework.

Million Miles from Home won't be everyone's cup of joe, but I think it's worth the watch. I definitely hope to see Xano keep creating, and I look forward to the next.

Interested in the wide world of machinima? We have new movies every weekday here on WoW Moviewatch! Have suggestions for machinima we ought to feature? Toss us an email at moviewatch@wowinsider.com.

WoW Moviewatch: Hearts Nether Lie, episode 3

Nananea has already reached the third episode of the machinima-based soap opera Hearts Nether Lie. In this episode, Nananea's eponymous character has fetched the vital keystone, only to discover that Vargoth must dash away. She is left alone with only a watery companion who reluctantly obeys the command to journey into the nethers with Nananea.

I still get a lot of guity pleasure from Hearts Nether Lie. We needed a good, old-fashioned soap opera, and Nananea is delivering that. She's even taking it up a notch with some tongue-in-cheek humor. I can almost see Jaina's sordid history fitting right in with this cast of characters, which validates the success of this fan fiction. At any rate, I can't wait to see the next episode.

Interested in the wide world of machinima? We have new movies every weekday here on WoW Moviewatch! Have suggestions for machinima we ought to feature? Toss us an email at machinima@wow.com.

Filed under: WoW Moviewatch

WoW Moviewatch: Hearts Nether Lie: Episode 1

Michael Gray wasn't available today due to something involving a pathological fear of soap operas, so I'm filling in and bringing you the first episode of Hearts Nether Lie, a WoW-based soap opera. If you remember, the preview for the series came out in late September, promising romance, betrayal and good-natured satire of both World of Warcraft and the soap opera genre.

This comes from Nananea, who brought you WoW Addons: The Song, and does a good job of spoofing the Netherstorm quest line involving Archmage Vargoth. This was a great first episode, as it showed good production quality, fun gags and a certain campiness that the high elves call ... I don't know what. I'll definitely be looking forward to the next episode to see how the series develops.

Interested in the wide world of machinima? We have new movies every weekday here on WoW Moviewatch! Have suggestions for machinima we ought to feature? Toss us an email at machinima@wow.com.

Filed under: WoW Moviewatch

WoW Moviewatch: Hearts Nether Lie

Hearts Nether Lie is an interesting project by Nananea. Overall, the series is conceptualized as a machinima soap opera. I think this might be the first episodic WoW soap opera, so Nananea definitely wins points for originality. Recognize the voice in the trailer? That's Rawrbug doing the voiceover.

I think this project could be fun. Episodic stories can be very rewarding for both an audience and a writer, and I think Nananea will be able to grow the format over time. I'm definitely interested in seeing how Hearts Nether Lie turns out.

All the World's a Stage is your source for roleplaying ideas, innovations and ironies. Let us help you imagine what it's like to sacrifice spells for the story, totally immerse yourself in your roleplaying or even RP on a non-RP realm!

Filed under: WoW Moviewatch

WoW Moviewatch: Mama Said Freeze You Out

I wasn't sure about Mama Said Freeze You Out at first. During the first ten to twenty seconds, I kind of gave it that "turn my head sideways and look at it from the corner of my eye" glare of uncertainty. I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into. I'm a huge fan of Nananea's other work, so I stuck it out. And then, like the sun cresting the horizon to create a beautiful dawn, Mama Said Freeze You Out blossomed into something incredible.

There's a new joke every few seconds in this video, and the lyrics do more than just parody LL Cool J's original verse. Nananea took the time to drop some unexpected humor into the words, and even performs some subtle critiques of the PVP game. For all that one might wish for a more skillful lyricist (or "flow," I have been told the hip, new kids call it), I think this performance nailed a wonderful line of parody and criticism.

Also, this video has forced me to realize the original Mama Said Knock You Out is 20 years old. My god.


Interested in the wide world of machinima? We have new movies every weekday here on WoW Moviewatch! Have suggestions for machinima we ought to feature? Toss us an e-mail at machinima AT wow DOT com.


Filed under: WoW Moviewatch

WoW Moviewatch: WoW AddOns: The Song!

Some people love their mods. And I mean, they really love their mods. (We can love our mods, we just can't love our mods.) But mods are a pretty key part of many players' World of Warcraft experience. People are always swapping and sharing information about UIs. It's almost become a subculture. Apparently, Nananea gets so many questions about Addons that it led to this video titled: WoW AddOns: The Song!

The vocal performance itself doesn't necessarily rock my world, but there's a lot to commend in this video. The graphics and visuals are all amazingly well coordinated, and the annotations, lyrics, and visuals do a great job informing the audience about each displayed AddOn. The autotune is a wonderful choice of audio technique, given that the whole subject matter is about using technology to customize experience. The lyrics were written well and flow together nicely. All in all, WoW AddOns: the Song! was a lot of fun, and a pretty nifty machinima.


Interested in the wide world of machinima? We have new movies every weekday here on WoW Moviewatch! Have suggestions for machinima we ought to feature? Toss us an e-mail at machinima AT wow DOT com.


Filed under: WoW Moviewatch

Around Azeroth

Around Azeroth

Featured Galleries

It came from the Blog: Occupy Orgrimmar
Midsummer Flamefest 2013
Running of the Orphans 2013
World of Warcraft Tattoos
HearthStone Sample Cards
HearthStone Concept Art
Yaks
It came from the Blog: Lunar Lunacy 2013
Art of Blizzard Gallery Opening

 

Categories

Joystiq

Massively

Engadget