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Mists of Pandaria Cinematic Trailer

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  1. raintrees's Avatar
    honestly, if the cinematic turned off people because there was some funny moments, then i feel it did something even greater than ushering in the new expact. it chipped away at the cancer that fucks up this game. the pisspoor community of constant bitchers.
  1. Bigbazz's Avatar
    Have to say, this was.... fucking awesome! Best intro since the original WoW intro. I wish I could be this impressed by the game but I dont think I will be.

    Blizzard should make a movie with this much effort put into it.
  1. Dukim's Avatar
    awsome MAKE A MOVIE ALREADY !
  1. Lord Swizzlington's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Khaidu View Post
    If this game is intended to also bring back the wow populace that left and bring in more people I would not expect any of them to know who Chen Stormstout is, and it should not be a prerequisite for understanding a cinematic that is supposed to be a trailer/teaser for an upcoming game to gain attention and increase sales.

    This trailer may be good to those who have been following MOP the whole time, but for a trailer to draw in the populace, from my own experience, it did not draw me in or give me the feeling to want to play the game, I enjoyed watching the cinematic, but it did not make me wish to return to play wow again and the true meaning in the video is not easy to decipher and is easily misinterpreted to other meanings.
    The same argument can be made for the WotLK trailer, only more so, since NONE of it made sense without prior knowledge of Arthas' story. It's not a pre-requisite to know who Chen is, but the two warriors are not named either. Why is it odd for someone fighting to protect his home on his home turf can beat two wounded and tired soldiers completely out of their element?
  1. Gnarkil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbazz View Post
    Have to say, this was.... fucking awesome! Best intro since the original WoW intro. I wish I could be this impressed by the game but I dont think I will be.

    Blizzard should make a movie with this much effort put into it.
    best intro? lol have you seen the wotlk or bc cinematics? i think not
  1. Nightfyre's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Swizzle View Post
    The same argument can be made for the WotLK trailer, only more so, since NONE of it made sense without prior knowledge of Arthas' story. It's not a pre-requisite to know who Chen is, but the two warriors are not named either. Why is it odd for someone fighting to protect his home on his home turf can beat two wounded and tired soldiers completely out of their element?
    This comment fits for people thinking the Monk is overpowered just by that video, are you really examining all the elements of the video or just formulating your own opinion at the beginning and only taking bits of the rest ignoring the whole aspect of the movie.

    If you played Wow you'd pick up on the near endless battle of Alliance vs Horde, they crash continue the hunt but get stopped by a new person who sees a possibility and doesn't do harm but causes them to pause; that one pause was enough for them to forget each other and momentarily work together. It's about peace, it's about what some of the Pandarians, least the ones you are playing, what their ideals are. It opens up to how the Pandarians would pick their starting faction since there are one person representing (could be more that survived) each faction. This sets up to where each pandarian to talk to either of them, gather information and make a decision on who they want to support.

    The video is humorous since that's part of this theme I'm gathering - 1: being Pandas in the game now 2: Monks (brewmaster - drunken monk style fighting like Jackie Chan's movie among others like the Shaolin Drunken Monk) so they reflected that in the movie also making pokes at what we know of Kung Fu Panda. It's animated well, myself I see nothing wrong with it especially if you watch it with an open mind.

    You'll gather your own opinions - based on your past experience, what you think of them adding Pandas, how many wanted to always play Monk ever since seeing them in the game from the Scarlet Faction.

    If you have any doubts on playing, then don't you'll likely regret it; but if you're excited about what you've seen then give it a go. I'm still pondering, I have games already to play, but I am one of those that have wanted to play a Monk.

    I've always liked the videos that WoW have done and would love to see a movie made.
  1. Thes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gnarkil View Post
    best intro? lol have you seen the wotlk or bc cinematics? i think not
    Definitely wouldn't rate those two as the best cinematics.
  1. Nick7's Avatar
    Wow... this really is worst cinematic WoW ever had.
    It just shows main aim of MoP - to make it more appealing for elementary school kids, apparently new primary target customers.
  1. ragingsoul's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Swizzle View Post
    The same argument can be made for the WotLK trailer, only more so, since NONE of it made sense without prior knowledge of Arthas' story. It's not a pre-requisite to know who Chen is, but the two warriors are not named either. Why is it odd for someone fighting to protect his home on his home turf can beat two wounded and tired soldiers completely out of their element?
    I wouldn't say it's odd if you interpret it like this.
    But, for someone like me,that hasn't played for a while, didn't follow any of the MoP info, when I first saw it, that wasn't my state of mind.

    The video starts with something already present in WoW, with which players can relate to. The second part of the video introduce a new character e.i elements of the new expansion. The end of the video, shows this new element defeating the 2 others.
    Without entering in the why they fight, or if they were tired or not, what's happening in the video is pretty straight forward. The monk wins the battle, and humiliate the two others by fighting 1vs2.
    Even if he had more reason to win than the other 2, the first message of this video is clear. New expansion beats the old WoW.
    So for someone that liked the game before MoP, it says " what you like is shit compare to monks and MoP" .

    The feeling of the video really depends on the state of mind before watching it, and what your expectations. For me, that was it. for others, they liked it better, or went straight in the deep meaning of things, already knowing some of the facts. But that's not the first impression this video gives to someone that didn't follow anything about this expansion IMO.
  1. procne's Avatar
    The first thing that came to my mind after last question in the cinematic:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiqmZLOaD8o
  1. TheyCallMeTarzan's Avatar
    Fantastic to look at, but I did not feel there was something to look forward to. Two parties fight, a third interferes to protect him and his own. Where do we come into the picture? Is to find something worth fighting for the point? If so it's really vague.

    Beautiful cinematic. Less impressive plot.
  1. Wolfsage's Avatar
    lol @ the people claiming the mists cinematic is cheesy and praising cataclysm

    Deathwing: "Azeroth wull br34k, beneath da shadow of mah wingzz" *stormwind watch tower smash* wow yeah, that was not cheesy at all!


    Mists cinematic was easily one of the best, though still topped by wotlk.
  1. Prothall's Avatar
    Blizzard does cinematics without any of the major races - people complain.

    Blizzard does a new cinematic with three of the major races featured front and center - people complain.

    I guess stupid is the new normal.
  1. Shinymanuel's Avatar
    Great Finally!
  1. Nefastus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by grexly75 View Post
    And folks like you I will never understand. It is one of those things, when you are kid you want to be an adult and when you are an adult you want to be a kid again. There is nothing wrong with wanting what you term "as childish." But since that has been lost to you, seems to me that you are scared that someone will catch you having fun. Not my problem if you seem to have a problem letting your inner child out, and well if you can't let it out every so often then well..

    ---------- Post added 2012-08-18 at 03:39 AM ----------



    They are probably scared that they liked the movie but don't want anyone finding out for fear of being laughed at. A lot who are negative about the trailer in that way must be very insecure about themselves.
    So people that dont like pandas, carebears or ponies are in fact afraid of someone seeing them having fun with it? Or maybe as I said it doesnt have any appeal for an adult? Crazy world we live nowadays that people that cant grown old and get past their child hobbies think they are the mature ones.

    I for one had an amazing childhood so i dont need to want to be a kid again. Sorry you couldnt get past that.
  1. Lifeoom's Avatar
    Every other expansion has had a villian that was the main theme. Bc was Illidan, WOTLK was Arthas, Cataclysm was Deathwing, but this has nothing on that regard.. Believe it's gonna take some, getting used to.
  1. Grimord's Avatar
    Thanks Archdruid Dehydrate for putting my words into 'meme' form, which fits perfectly in this comment section:

  1. dawnmoon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheyCallMeTarzan View Post
    Fantastic to look at, but I did not feel there was something to look forward to. Two parties fight, a third interferes to protect him and his own. Where do we come into the picture? Is to find something worth fighting for the point? If so it's really vague.

    Beautiful cinematic. Less impressive plot.
    it's an opening cinematic, It simply explains how the horde and alliance got on to pandaria. since this is new lore i think having a cinematic that explains the very beginning is a good idea.
  1. Wayne25uk's Avatar
    My guess is the human and the orc are based off of the front cover of Warcraft 2 as seen here



    Seem very similar 2 me.
  1. Jarshwar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Meffisto View Post
    at the start it was kind of boring and the alliance guy looked like a pirate but when the panda showed up it was EPIC
    He looked like a pirate cos its the Alliance Naval uniform from the cover of warcraft 2 expansion :-)

    Overall i felt sad because i thought the war was back then they made it into kung fu panda 3 :-(

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