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WoW Moviewatch: How to Win at Auction Houses

Auctioneering is somewhere between the most real-life skill inside WoW and the most mind-crushingly frustrating event put into the game since dailies. I'm not sure, it could go either way. But that's why it was such great news when I heard that Wowcrendor created How to Win At Auction Houses to help us newbsauces out.

It's nice to see the master of sardonic WoW humor return to the Billy wellspring. Something about that subtle interaction between narrator and newb brings out the best in Crendor's humor.

PS: Yes, I know that the auction house has been in the game longer than dailies.
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WoW Moviewatch: Peaches

Spring is finally here for real. Sure, the nights are cold, but the days are getting longer and the temperature is finally climbing a little bit. It's a good time to get outside and enjoy some fair reminders of the warmer days to come. And no song celebrates the fruit of the season quite like Peaches.

Bonkey's WoW-rendition of this classic song is probably still my favorite. With an all-star cast of machinima legends, Peaches is the ultimate celebration of fun, community, and thank-the-Light-for-the-weather.
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WoW Moviewatch: My Demons

Okay, so I'm not a big fan of this particular genre of music, but let's be fair to My Demons - DarksoulGaming seems to have quite a few gameplay style videos but this appears to be their first machinima. I question the choice of Silithus as the backdrop/scenery of the video (in a music video style machinima like this, a bland place like Silithus isn't necessarily the best eye candy to accompany the tortured melodramatics of the song) but it's pretty solidly edited for a first try.

Hopefully we'll see more stuff that takes better advantage of the game's settings.
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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: The Warcosmos with Veal TheGrass Byson

Movie time! Today, we have The Warcosmos with Veal TheGrass Byson, by Wowcrendor. Clearly based off of the recent relaunch of Cosmos, Crendor takes this opportunity to look at aspects of the World of Warcraft that we've all gotten used to over the years but which are somewhat baffling if you ever stop and think about them. I particulary liked the bit about fire, myself, because I've been wondering that myself for quite some time.
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WoW Moviewatch: World of Workcraft

I love it when classics stand the test of time. World of Workcraft by lagspikefilms was thrown out for the world to devour all the way back in September of 2008, just before Wrath of the Lich King's launch. And even though it's almost five years old at this point, it scarcely matters -- it's still funny, and incredibly well done. The nerf jokes and office gags are still just as solid as they were back then. I suppose the only thing that sort of dates the film is that these days, the group would probably just queue in the Dungeon Finder to fill out their group -- but hey, they might have run into that unfortunate fifth player in there, too.


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WoW Moviewatch: Death by Design recruitment

Recruitment videos don't usually fall under the machinima umbrella, but every now and again you find one that just leaves you awestruck. The guild Death By Design over on Hyjal-US managed to pull off exactly that in their recruitment video. The video manages to sum up everything that the guild offers, and does so with a dizzying array of images presented in comic book format. That's the part I really love about the video -- the quick snaps between comic frames and live-action video work incredibly well, and it's flawlessly spliced together. It's more than enough to impress any potential recruits, and I hope we'll see some amazing kill videos out of the guild in the future.


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WoW Moviewatch: Hump Day

It's not often you see a commercial parody in a WoW machinima--well, maybe parody isn't the right word. This Brad Bergman video isn't so much making fun of the commercial as it is recasting it using WoW as footage, instead of the original.

The manipulations around the characters mouths and the clever use of idle animations are what really sell this clip. Unusual as the genre may be, it's worth a shot. Give it a watch if you get a kick out of WoW-ified film audio, and I hope it brings a smile to your face, as it did mine!
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WoW Moviewatch: Back to Cata

With the long wait for new game content, maybe it's time to go back in time with Back to Cata by Slightly Impressive. After all, there's Cataclysm raids to be raided and achievements to be gotten -- not to mention that whole revamped leveling experience to enjoy. And maybe the occasional fiery death, but only occasional. (Probably.)

If this isn't going back quite far enough for you, you can also go Back to Vanilla, Back to BC, Back to Wrath, and Back to Wrath 2. Happy adventuring, time travelers!
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WoW Moviewatch: Sad Battle Pet Diary

Dear Diary,

I am just a lowly battle pet. My days are filled with endless slaughter; both my own, and that of my enemies. Mine is a world of war, death, and remarkable pain. The worst part is that I thought I was alone. Most of the gladiatorial critters I face seem to enjoy their lot in life. They're fierce and dedicated to the adrenaline of battle. They do not seem to suffer the burdens I carry.

And then I saw the Sad Battle Pet Diary by the machinimist Ninth Batter. In this movie, he reads the angst-ridden stories of other pets like me. It was a soothing balm to my soul, and I thank him for it.
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WoW Moviewatch: The Great Boost, episode 2

The second episode of The Great Boost contains one of the finest openings I've seen in machinima. Granted, it's not groundbreaking or anything, but it definitely sets the tone for a nerdlove fan series. What's not to love about it?

It's nice to see a new machinima series get started. Through the years, most creators have separated from the episodic format. It's a combination of the difficulty in putting together regular machinimas, the heightened expectations of quality, and just the sheer darned age of the community. I'm joyous to see Nex Manus taking it seriously.

I think the series is hitting it's stride, building a cast of characters and an ongoing mythology. Take the time to check it out and share your thoughts below!
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WoW Moviewatch: Stuck In The Middle

Off the Air Guild put this little romcom together as a tribute to all the true loves out there. And while many might associate Stuck In The Middle's song with that scene in Reservoir Dogs, this video goes a long way towards redeeming it.

The graphics aren't fancy and dialogue makes no appearance, but the story is obvious and just... sweet. It's cute, sweet, fun, and a big ball of hugworthy awesomeness. This is probably going to be a favorite video for a while. It forsakes high-end graphics in favor of a strong sense of fun and playfulness. Very well done!
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WoW Moviewatch: Bad Girl!

It's nearly impossible to go wrong with Killer Cookie and Bad Girl! doesn't change anything about that. With a fun tune and some impressive animation, this music video will remind machinima fans of the days of fan films gone by. Sure, there's nothing in the way of plot, really, but this kind of character study (featuring a singing belf) definitely brings me back to the good old days.

Killer Cookie does some great stuff. I wish we had more creators like this. Granted, I can't say Marilyn Manson and Avril Lavigne are really my bag of donuts, but I'm an old fart. Combined with the video, the song was just fine.
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WoW Moviewatch: Exodar Disco

Seems like some folks could use a reminder about the good side of our favorite spacefaring WoW race. Don't worry, folks. Everything's going to be okay. And just to prove it, take a listen to one of the finest WoW filks ever created, and let's go turn that capital city into the Exodar Disco. It's still the best idea to come out of Burning Crusade.
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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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