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WoW Moviewatch: Wrath of the Gnoll King

Wrath of the Gnoll King was an entry into Alienware's Rise to Power contest by Necka and Kiroshi. Not only is it a great video in its own right, it also features some shenanigans by everyone's favorite boss mob: Hogger. This video was inspired by a similar story line in Dark Legacy Comics, and it actually is the second machinima to share that source material. The first was A Day In The Life by X-Cross for the BlizzCon 2009 machinima contest. I think it says a lot about the quality of that web comic that it's inspired multiple machinima makers.

In quick summary, Wrath of the Gnoll King tells the story of a band of NPCs that is tired of the player tyranny. Led by Hogger, they take arms against their sea of troubles, eventually even going so far as to topple the ultimate bad guy. The video is gorgeous to watch, showing off Necka's incredible machinimation skills. I would have liked to see more interactions between the NPC cast, but time limits keep such things from being possible. Ultimately, it was a great movie and will probably be a fun one to go back and re-watch from time to time.

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WoW Moviewatch: In Memory: Retribution



We covered the In Memory: Retribution final trailer back in May. At the time, we were impressed by the hints we could see in the trailer about the epic content of the final movie. But, as with many trailers, we were unconvinced that the final product would ever materialize. Thus, I'm incredibly happy to feature the final movie today. Click here to check out In Memory: Retribution by Necka.

This movie is huge. It's probably one of the longest and most thorough machinima presentations I can remember seeing. The camera work and voice acting are all perfectly suited to the story, and the sweeping narrative is thorough and world-changing. The story is based on the fall of Illidan, and I feel like the action really gets started when a troll sorrowfully admits his own part in the fate of the Betrayer.

This movie is definitely worth watching. Like I said, however, it's pretty long -- be sure to leave yourself an hour or so to watch it all. There are a few places you may need to back up, if your stream gets interrupted.

Click here to see it for yourself. This link provides an option to stream or download the video.


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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Machinima, WoW Moviewatch

WoW Moviewatch: In Memory - Retribution Final Trailer


The In Memory - Retribution Final Trailer is one hell of a piece of work. The author, Necka, says that he's over 70% done with the actual movie, and that he and his production team are in the final stretch of completion. The script writer is Kirochi, who seems to have created a powerful story.

The trailer hints at the movie's epic action, including more than a few appearances from WoW's biggest bad guys. The movie has been through a few bumps and bruises such as delayed start times, and having to work with scenes that existed before its current incarnation. Even with those challenges, this looks like the final production is totally going to be worth it.

The subtitles can be a little tough to read, but the voices are clear and easily understood. The camera work in awesome, and I think Necka's framed each scene in a way that really captures your attention and imagination. The YouTube video can take a little time to load, but is totally worth the wait.

[Via WarcraftMovies.com]

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