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Mists of Pandaria Cinematic Trailer

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  1. Summerdrake's Avatar
    Target audience for this cinematic.


    The orc was very stupid, clownish n failed like a cartoon character tripping over shit all the time to get kids to laugh...

    Clearly it was targeting the Kung Fu Panda audience to come over to MoP. Cinematic to be recognizable to them...
  1. Revak's Avatar
    People keep making Kung Fu Panda references (even though Panderans were before that movie), but this really reminded me of scenes in Kung Fu Panda.

    I liked it but it definitely wasn't as good as previous ones. I really don't get why they need the horde/ally to come together to fight a panda when war b/t the factions is huge in this xpack. Also, I might have to roll a monk now since they are that OP
  1. absurdgamertag's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Madscar View Post
    Chen, Nazgrim and Taylor?
    Sounds correct
  1. Sareth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cammancy View Post
    A bluu-bluu-bluu.
    Sorry, we'll give you more lava-spewing bad guys for you to slay, so you can get your 'manly' points up and not feel so ashamed for playing a fantasy game online.
    I guess I should throw out my Zelda stuff too, even though those games are enjoyable. Oh bother.
    It's sad that everyone that defends the cinematic thinks that those that oppose it care about being manly. It's about more than that, but obviously some 12 year old like you with a pony avatar can't be expected to understand.
  1. Vallius's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Papaj View Post
    Back in the mid 70's there was this thing called CGI, short for Computer generated Imaging, and I hear it can make even the most atrocious of things look good (see Final Fantasy XIV trailers). When the game starts looking half as good as that I'll be minimally intrigued.

    I personally am glad I came to my senses and dropped this franchise before the quality went completely down the garbage chute, by even the most lax of standards. This intro cinematic falls way short of the previous expansions' intros on so many levels. Where was the story of the expansion? Where were the chills running down my spine as I watched the narration build into the antagonists debut? Where was the depth from the other trailers (even the original trailer got me sitting on the edge of my seat 8 years later because of the atmosphere it created)?
    I'm guessing you (like many here) need to be banged in the face with deliberate imagery to understand the subtlety of this trailer so I'll give this go to address your "where was the story of the expansion?" point. Everything you said after that was a matter of personal opinion that no one can debate because that's how you personally felt. Again, I honestly can't see how anyone could miss this but here goes.

    0:00 - 1:59 - We see the alliance and the horde battling over sea and land, their conflict seems never ending. This means that we will see the conflict between the horde and alliance play a major part of this expansion. They fight it out for almost half the trailer! They discover a new land and even then the only thing they can think about is killing each other. Their physical actions are a metaphor (since you obviously missed that) for their conflict.

    2:00 - End - Up until this point in the trailer, and by extension WoW as a whole, there have only been two major factions vying for supremacy, neither gaining the upper-hand. Both factions take blows but still fight on - but then a new fighter enters the ring, a new faction. The Pandaren did not attack them out-right, he merely staid their blows. This translates to the Pandaren being the wench between the factions. The Pandaren know little of war but they know how to fight and to defend. This 'Defense' concept plays out a lot in the trailer. The Monk does not attack directly, he merely suggests action with his defense, never trying to issue a killing blow. The Horde and Alliance soon realize that if they're to make any ground they must ally themselves to face this new threat as they have done at times before. However, this is still not enough to finish the fight. The Monk shows them why he is so strong, why he is what he is by showing them (and us) what it is he fights for. We see the discipline of the monks training on a precipice. We see the farmland and life that his people have created here and he will not stand for anything trying to end that existence. He sees that they understand, grabs his brew, and continues on his journey.

    Get it now?
  1. Lord Swizzlington's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sareth View Post
    I was feeling good about WoW today...who knew watching that cinematic would make me want to finally quit.
    I know I'm a mod and supposed to be all nice and everything but...really? A cinematic makes you want to quit? Really? That's like starting a book that you think is great, go read the blurb on the back, turn around and go, "Naw man, this book is bad now, I'm gonna go read Fifty Shades of Grey". It's a trailer for a game, not the actual game itself. If this makes you want to quit, then how come you made it through the Mage Polymorphing someone into a falling sheep during the TBC trailer or a Tauren using a log to fight a Dwarf in the Vanilla trailer?
  1. skyclops's Avatar
    My thoughts on the trailer
    Just the evolution of wow
    Make of it as you will?
  1. Seegtease's Avatar
    I love all the unintelligent "Kung Fu Panda" comments, despite the fact that Pandaren existed long before Kung Fu Panda. If anything, THEY ripped off Warcraft.

    I don't see why people are griping about this. Would they rather have sit and watched a panda eat noodles?
  1. Cammancy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FixDestruNow View Post
    Probably depends on when you started to play WoW. I started in vanilla and I don´t see anything now that would want me to play the game any longer. People that started in Wrath of the Lich King or in Cata probably will play this one since they haven´t seen so much about the game still.

    But in my opinion the game is going downhill and fast as hell.
    I started in BC; People that play in Vanilla that see everything in a 'man this is gonna suck vanilla wus bess game evaar', are not gonna enjoy anything else Blizz offers. Nothing is going to change that for those people, sadly. Maybe once people stop wearing the glasses of 'BLIZZARD IS SHIT EVERYTHING IS SHIT I DONT LIKE CHANGE', they might find some fun in this game.

    It's just like, your opinion though.
  1. Idoru's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FixDestruNow View Post
    Probably depends on when you started to play WoW. I started in vanilla and I don´t see anything now that would want me to play the game any longer. People that started in Wrath of the Lich King or in Cata probably will play this one since they haven´t seen so much about the game still.

    But in my opinion the game is going downhill and fast as hell.
    I have played since day 1 (And open EU beta as well) and I am still looking forward to MoP.
  1. Sareth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Swizzle View Post
    I know I'm a mod and supposed to be all nice and everything but...really? A cinematic makes you want to quit? Really? That's like starting a book that you think is great, go read the blurb on the back, turn around and go, "Naw man, this book is bad now, I'm gonna go read Fifty Shades of Grey". It's a trailer for a game, not the actual game itself. If this makes you want to quit, then how come you made it through the Mage Polymorphing someone into a falling sheep during the TBC trailer or a Tauren using a log to fight a Dwarf in the Vanilla trailer?
    You feel this way because you don't see the bigger picture. Obviously, and everyone knows WoW has been going down hill for some time now. All the evidence leading up to the cinematic is that wow is aiming more and more towards kids. The cinematic was the final straw.
  1. americandavey's Avatar
    Myzrael - Today
    So alliance and horde are fighting between selves, then pandaren shows out of nowhere. Now they are fighting against him, and he eventually joins either of the races. Fuck logic.
    No Pandaren fightng the Orc and Human are different from the Pandaren that join either side. Common reference would be One is Japanese and the other are Chinese.
  1. Halsynd's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FixDestruNow View Post
    Probably depends on when you started to play WoW. I started in vanilla and I don´t see anything now that would want me to play the game any longer. People that started in Wrath of the Lich King or in Cata probably will play this one since they haven´t seen so much about the game still.

    But in my opinion the game is going downhill and fast as hell.
    I started in Vanilla and i loved it, and still love the game...

    If people didnt overanalyze this cinematic they'd see its perfect.
    People seem to forget they had to adress a few very important points in the cinematic like:

    The fight between the Alliance and the Horde
    The new race, the Pandaren
    The new class, the monk.
    A little bit of the land.

    This cinematic did all of that with a touch of humor (like, 2 seconds of it)
  1. The Iron Fist's Avatar
    All of you people saying its Kung Fu Panda are just retarded... Pandaren have been in the Warcraft universe before that movie was even conceptualized.
  1. Roudene's Avatar
    Graphic is really nice but... trailer seems meh really.
  1. wysockisauce's Avatar
    Complete lack of epicness. The trailer mirrors what is missing from wow.
  1. Cammancy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sareth View Post
    It's sad that everyone that defends the cinematic thinks that those that oppose it care about being manly. It's about more than that, but obviously some 12 year old like you with a pony avatar can't be expected to understand.
    A bluuu-bluuuu-bluuuuu.
    I dunno, seeing as how you said you were 'ashamed' about playing a game, just because it has some humor/no-grimdark in it, to a point of quitting, is really, -really- sad. Also, 12 year old pony avatar comment? Oh man, that's original. I'm 18, by the way. Calling me 12 just proves how much of a big-bad wolf you are. Don't worry, I'm sure GW2 will give you back your 'I'm a mature gamer' points, buddy.

    (Disclaimer: GW2 is actually a fantastic game, and I can't wait to play it.)
  1. Raego's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FixDestruNow View Post
    Probably depends on when you started to play WoW. I started in vanilla and I don´t see anything now that would want me to play the game any longer. People that started in Wrath of the Lich King or in Cata probably will play this one since they haven´t seen so much about the game still.

    But in my opinion the game is going downhill and fast as hell.
    not really, i started playing at the end of vanilla, start of tbc and i find mop a far better expansion than cata or tbc..it doesn't matter when you started playing, just how open you are to new content and changes
  1. rav1410's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vaalyn View Post
    I had to go back and watch it a couple times to figure out my exact feelings....

    Then I went to the Blizzard site and watched this one:
    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/media/vi...rath-cinematic

    Sorry - no comparison
    I felt the same but to think about it every expansion has its own characteristics ..

    for example woltk was about a man who wanted to save his people then got corrupted .. blah blah . its a tragedy character and you can feel the sadness in the trailer

    cata about the destroyer and the trailer we saw his anger and wrath , but MoP the alliance and horde still in conflict and even they carried it to the new land which they only fight to protect them self as we saw it not keeping grudge to each other like the orc and the human .
  1. The Iron Fist's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sareth View Post
    You feel this way because you don't see the bigger picture. Obviously, and everyone knows WoW has been going down hill for some time now. All the evidence leading up to the cinematic is that wow is aiming more and more towards kids. The cinematic was the final straw.
    The best part of this expansion is that it'll get rid of players like you. Good riddance. Talk about a blessing in disguise.

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