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WoW Moviewatch: The Oscars in Azeroth

Slightly Impressive never ceases to amuse me. This week, he's put together a look at the Oscars, Azeroth-style. Complete with the traditional red carpet interviews regarding fashion and the subsequent nominees and awards, The Oscars in Azeroth is a funny, well put together parody that hits all the right marks. For those that have been following Slightly Impressive's videos for a while, there's even a throwback to an earlier video with a rap battle that refuses to be forgotten. While I enjoyed the video, I have to say I disagreed the final winner of the evening -- the Paragons of the Klaxxi were robbed, I tell you. Robbed.


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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: 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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WoW Moviewatch: Back to BC

Last week, Grifter took an exciting trip back in time to visit the days of vanilla. This week, Slightly Impressive returns to the wild world of retro-gaming by visiting Outland. And, of course, our noble adventurer immediately runs into trouble when he goes Back to BC.

I think it was well and proper that raid attunements were immediately mocked, though I was gratified to see the Fel Reaver laid low. Even though it doesn't quite feel right. I mean. The Fel Reaver should always be terrifying, even when we're level 200. Right? Okay, so it was still funny.
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WoW Moviewatch: Back to Vanilla

I'm not sure if Doc Brown would approve, but Slightly Impressive traveled in time to visit the fabled world of the past, going Back to Vanilla. The legend and stories of this mythical time inspired the intrepid explorer to talk to the natives and test the truth of their inimitable skill and unmatched knowledge.

I especially liked the subtle critiques of our rose-colored glasses, the overhyped claims of leveling difficulty, and the infinite hypothesis that raids that were so much better. I enjoyed this story and I hope to see Slightly Impressive do a few more sequels. We definitely need a McFly reference, though.
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WoW Moviewatch: YouTube in Azeroth 2

This is the second time Simply Impressive is visiting YouTube in Azeroth. And frankly, one gag in this video makes it the funniest machinima I've ever seen. If you don't see the epic rap battle between Old Jaina and New Jaina, then you're missing out on all the fun. I mean, it's not the only joke. But Jaina made me laugh out loud.
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WoW Moviewatch: Azeroth News Network: Love Is In The Air Special

The Azeroth News Network: Love Is In The Air Special by Slightly Impressive spells out the inconsistencies and oddities involved in this February holiday. While the video is a tiny bit late for the real life Valentine's Day, there's still plenty of comedic value left for it in Azeroth.

I've always wondered if it made me a creeper, sitting lonely in Dalaran and desperately begging strangers to have a picnic. But, hey, it's just an achievement. What's love got to do with it?
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WoW Moviewatch: Lowbies: The Great Boost

It's hard to believe that Slightly Impressive is already up to episode 5 of Lowbies. When the guild master gets distracted by pet battles, the group of Lowbies need to tackle the decision whether to boost themselves up to level 90. As you might expect from a comedy series, all does not go according to plan.

I think it's interesting that Griffter uses this video as a way to highlight some unexpected drawbacks to boosting a character. Presented with dozens of new buttons and skills, an eternal lowbie might not even know what to do at max level! Also, training can be problematic. And fishing. Fishing is always a problem.
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WoW Moviewatch: Winds of Murlockia

Slightly Impressive steps forward in time to brings us a vision of the next expansion (after that warlord one), named Winds of Murlockia. And while we've seen plenty of expansion parodies in the past, Impressive's nod to the soul-crushing history of raids gone by is appreciated. Oh, sure, rose colored glasses help us reminisce about week-long rep grinds, but I think we're better off these days. So kick back, snort some soda, and enjoy the future playable races we all really want.
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WoW Moviewatch: The Raid Boss

Every wondered what's going through that raid boss's mind? I mean, here's a pack of Alliance or Horde heroes who comes storming into your bedroom, shouting and screaming and generally making a mess of things. It's no wonder the odd raid boss gets cranky about the whole thing. After all, what was Marrowgar doing that was so bad? He was standing there. Chilling.

Well, Slightly Impressive is giving a voice to the unheard in The Raid Boss. As a bonus, it features the cutest raid boss to ever murglglglgle. Perhaps Garrosh will learn a little something.
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WoW Moviewatch: Lore According to Garrosh

We all know that Garrosh has a trial going, even if someone's going to let the ex-warchief somehow slip through their fingers. But every story has two sides, and you'll be shocked when you view the Lore According to Garrosh.

I loved the trial format of this video, which is a perfect setup for some one-liners and amusing anecdotes. Slightly Impressive's animation and vocal guns have really focused over the years, and I'm constantly more than just slightly impressed by the produce. Bonus points for using old models in flashbacks; that feels incredibly appropriate to us old timers.
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WoW Moviewatch: A Brief History of WoW: Mists of Pandaria 2

A Brief History of WoW: Mists of Pandaria 2 continues the story of the latest expansion, as summarized by Slightly Impressive. It's actually a pretty good summary of MoP, if you weren't able to follow the story for some reason. I was impressed by how non-partisan Griff's explanation ended up being, even if Garrosh's escape got pinned on the pandas. This is a completely fair characterization of Jaina, though, and exactly the woman we've all come to know and love.
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WoW Moviewatch: Brief History of WoW

While it's not quite a brief history of time in WoW, Slightly Impressive's tour of the most recent expansion in A Brief History of WoW. Pointing out the little giggles and cognitive dissonances of Mists, the Slightly Impressive team sums up all the moments that made us ready to move on with the story. This video pretty much sums up exactly what I'm going to remember about our panda-heavy days.
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WoW Moviewatch: ANN: Winter Veil Special

You can always trust Slightly Impressive to tackle the hard issues in the World of Warcraft, like the looming threat to toy-openers everywhere. In the Azeroth News Network: Winter Veil Special, the team brings a little yuletide cheer and parody to our favorite fake holiday.

Bonus points for the shout-out of stranger danger at the end. And look, I don't care how tough you are, talking snowmen are scary.
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WoW Moviewatch: Operation MMORPG

The World (of Warcraft) was riveted when we found out that the NSA lurked in the hidden spaces of Azeroth watching us kill internet dragons. (I fully expect an official document that says, "repeatedly stood in fire: no threat.") But can you imagine what it must have been like behind the scenes? Did they use game cards? What was it called?

Slightly Impressive tackled the shocking news with the new video Operation MMORPG. While the subject of privacy is obviously controversial, I think you'll find SI handled it with all the grace and composure you could expect.

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