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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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WoW Moviewatch: Returning WoW Players

If you've been gone from WoW for a while, jumping back into the game can be like diving into a shockingly cold pool. There's the shock at new races, the shock at talent changes, and plenty of other shock. It's shocking, is what I'm trying to say.

Slightly Impressive has captured the experience in Returning WoW Players, a sort of ode to the staggered veteran coming back to Azeroth. It's the kind of commentary that Slightly Impressive is really good at, so take the time to kick back and wonder just what's up with all these pandas.
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WoW Moviewatch: Colonel Azeroth and the Planeteers

The Earthen Ring gather five players to form Colonel Azeroth and the Planeteers in order to protect Azeroth from bad stuff and destruction. While the video spends some time providing critique about the old Captain Planet cartoon -- a little odd, considering how old that cartoon is -- the video still delivers plenty of laughs based in modern day WoW. This video works especially well for me because Captain Planet never made sense to me for exactly the reasons Slightly Impressive points out.
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WoW Moviewatch: Lore According to Deathwing

We all know that history is written by the victors. That approach makes Slightly Impressive's new video about lore particularly interesting. All the stories get a little more interesting when you review the Lore According to Deathwing.

This is some of Griff's best work yet. I loved the angle, the acting, and even the way he put the visuals together. I really hope he keeps pursuing this angle with other villains; it would make for a great series. Isn't it time Hogger had his say?
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WoW Moviewatch: Unsung Heroes of Azeroth

Not every hero destroy dragons, fights gods, and lays down ancient heroes. Some of the most impressive feats in the world are performed by the Unsung Heroes of Azeroth. Whether we're talking about the postal service worker or the auctioneer, these are the true pillars of our society.

I think this is easily Slightly Impressive's best video yet. It's an original concept, contains plenty of subtle commentary about the game, and it's flawlessly performed. Very well done! I've really grown into quite the fan.
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WoW Moviewatch: Toxic Players

The subject of toxic players is near and dear to many of our hearts. A few bad apples can turn a fun-filled night of enjoyment and relaxation into a real drag, not to mention the havoc a troll can cause in the forums. So it makes sense that Blizzard might try to eradicate their very-real negative impact on the game.

Slightly Impressive's cautionary video warns us, though, that the attempt to remove the Toxic Players could go a little too far. Bonus points for this dazzling use of animation to represent the talking... icons... of Blizzard. Really nicely done.
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WoW Moviewatch: MoP Redubbed 2

WoW Moviewatch MoP Redubbed 2
SPOILER ALERT: This is a redubbed video of the cinematic end of the expansion.

Behind the cut is the latest Slightly Impressive video, portraying an alternate version of what those characters might have been saying. I imagine some of us might actually prefer this version, especially since we discover the real reason Thrall and Varian just can't get along.

It's a solid video and a great redubbing. You'll find plenty of jokes through the entire video, and the final point about gnomes... well. It's a thing gnome players notice at this point. You can't miss it. It's funny because it's true.

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WoW Moviewatch: Lore According to Arthas

As a lore columnist, I'm terribly familiar with the story of Arthas and the fall of Lordaeron. But hey, I've never heard the story from Arthas' side. So what's a bitter, mostly dead former Lich King to do? Slightly Impressive tackles the subject with the Lore According to Arthas, in which the former Lich King explains everything that happened to a befuddled gnome who hasn't played through the Wrath expansion.

Needless to say, Slightly Impressive did a fantastic job with his latest effort. The explanation of the final battles in Icecrown in particular had me cracking up. As usual, he hit all the right notes, and the visuals were spot-on. It's a little hard for me personally to hear Arthas say anything without picturing Myndflame's interpretation of the character, but Slightly Impressive nailed it, right down to the excessive reminder that everything he does is, yes, for Lordaeron. Take a look!


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WoW Moviewatch: Disney in Azeroth

You could probably take a successful stab at the premise behind Slightly Impressive's new video, Disney in Azeroth, just from the name. On the surface, it's another quick-take, short scene video with a huge collection of punch lines. Loaded with dozens of little jokes, DIsney in Azeroth is one of my favorite Griffter videos so far.

Slightly Impressive did an astounding job of creating parody after parody of Disney films. His transmogs are all spot on, the "in Azeroth" parts work well, and he hits the tone perfectly. I literally laughed out loud, and I enjoyed the entire thing. Take the time to check it out.
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WoW Moviewatch: Horde Propaganda

Horde Propaganda is a little bit of a diversion from Slightly Impressive's usual style, but it's one that I enjoy. Taking a page from those old timey propaganda films, Griff commits a solid send up of both the Garrosh loyalists and the all over war effort.

I also think this is one of Griff's most successful voices. I don't know if he just naturally has that WWII announcer style or if he practiced it, but he's actually a little convincing in the role. Breaking the fourth wall is a standard tactic in videos like these, so I get why he made that choice. I do wonder if the video would have been more effective played straight. At the end of the day, it was a fun video and one of Slightly Impressive's better ones.
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WoW Moviewatch: WoW Then and Now

Slightly Impressive tackles the long, slow evolution of WoW with a brief reminder of what the game used to be like. Remember the long haul from Deadmines every time you needed a new PUG? The pain of learning your way around a new zone? The heartfelt despair trying to find a new group?

WoW Then and Now is more than just a pleasant romp down memory lane. It rips the rose-colored glasses off for a stark reminder that not everything used to be so easy. I think the game's grown for the better; your mileage may vary. Ultimately, though, this is some great work from Slightly Impressive.
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WoW Moviewatch: WoW Bosses as Actual Bosses

Ever had that feeling that your boss is secretly an ancient scion of evil, ready to destroy the world? Or that your supervisor would take an entire raid to defeat? It seems Slightly Impressive has had that feel because WoW Bosses as Actual Bosses is some hilarious stuff.

Whether you're being remembered from the mail room, or bowing down before the department supervisor, this video has a little work place humor for any office worker. My hat's off to Slightly for an incredible and hilarious joke. Nicely done, sir.
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