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WoW Moviewatch Staff Pick: Welcome to the Deadmines

Welcome to a WoW Moviewatch Staff Picks special! Each of our staff members will get the chance to feature one of their favorite videos, and tell us all why they love it. Mr. Ziebart goes first, and he chose: Welcome to the Deadmines. This is what Alex had to say about the video.

Welcome to the Deadmines was released before Cataclysm's remix of the dungeon. The first iteration of the Deadmines was near and dear to people like me, who had been playing the game since launch. Not only is Welcome to the Deadmines an excellent piece of machinima on its own, but it kicked me in the nostalgia, too.

Something about this video makes me want to dive right into Van Cleef's stomping grounds. Created by legendary machinima stars like Adrian Drott, Jesse Cox, Irdeen, Matt Greenburg, and more, Welcome to the Deadmines packs one heck of a talented punch.
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WoW Moviewatch: Welcome to the Deadmines

It's been a rough day, so when I reached into the archives of WoW machinima, I wanted something good. Something wholesome. Something that brings a smile to my face, reminding me of all the joy and wonder and incredibleness there is to be had in the game and in the world. I wanted today's machinima to be something awesome. Just really awesome.

Welcome to the Deadmines. Tied with Boom-de-yada for one of the best pick-me-up videos of all time, Welcome to the Deadmines combines music, visuals, and voice acting for an irreplaceable WoW experience. So this one's for everyone having a bad day: at least we're not in the Deadmines.

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WoW Moviewatch: Welcome to The Deadmines

It's been a while since we've taken a fresh look at Xcross's Welcome to The Deadmines. If you're not familiar with Xcross, check out our interview with him. It's a great look into the mind of the creator.

I still chuckle whenever I hear "Stop! Hammer time!" I sometimes wonder how many of the new players entering The Deadmines for the first time really have a sense of the instance's history. Sure, the place has been updated. There was a time, though, when The Deadmines was the first crucible for Alliance groups. It could take the better part of a summer day to get all the way through it. This was obviously in the days before mass-pulling and AOE DPS-fests. But still, that's the image of The Deadmines that will always be locked in my head.

Xcross's homage to The Deadmines is still a favorite, and I hope you enjoy it as well.
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WoW Moviewatch: Welcome to the Deadmines

The third European winner of the Rise to Power contest was Xcross, who submitted the comedic song and dance number Welcome to the Deadmines. The "story" of the video is fairly simple. A group of adventurers show up to the Deadmines to get their dungeon running happening. When they're just about ready to go, Van Cleef welcomes the adventures to his home with a little performance.

Xcross did some absolutely amazing work here. This video is just fantastic. The song is catchy and clever. It's very well performed, and includes all our favorite characters from the Deadmines. The graphics in the video are amazing. The choreography captures the flavor of this Monty Python-esque performance, spotlighting each performance with grace and aplomb.

My hat's off to Xcross. While I don't believe every video needs fancy graphics, Xcross has shown exactly how practiced machinimators can use their techniques to vastly enhance their films. The music was absolutely amazing. You can easily see why Welcome to the Deadmines was so well received.

As a last note, if some of the lyrics seem a little confusing, you should remember that we're all going to enjoy the Heroic Deadmines in Cataclysm.


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