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Mists of Pandaria Cinematic Trailer

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  1. ngc2440's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cammancy View Post
    That's the problem. People are saying that because the cinematic 'sucks', the expansion 'sucks', and will be 'childish and kiddy'.
    I dunno, but last time I watched Bear's Big Blue House, I didn't see a troll getting his eyes ripped out and bleeding everywhere.
    Although that would make me laugh harder than the cinematic at around 2:30 mark.
  1. Zorua's Avatar
    Can I say this is honestly my favorite cinematic? The expressions and movements of the characters are just so perfect and hell, I love some good martial arts.
  1. Deadanon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Swizzle View Post
    Because the two NPCs shown don't represent any player class in game? Would it have been better if the Orc did Bladestorm and the Human popped Avenging Wrath all the while the Monk sat in back using Spinning Crane Kick?
    That would have maybe gotten some of the old guys more exited. Go look at TBC trailer and see how it represents whats coming for every class. This.... does not. It seems like the only goal is to get 12 year olds to play pandas.
  1. Papaj's Avatar
    I think people after having played the franchise for as long as some of us have, and especially having played MMOs and video games for much, much longer than the time in WoW, that developing a fairly accurate depiction and opinion of a game based on a few hours of play/a few trailers is of little to no difficulty. When my guildmates and I played SW:TOR for the beta while we were still raiding in Rift, it took us all of about an afternoon to fully determine just how god awful that game (as an MMO) was going to be. Well sonuvabitch it's now going monthly subscription-less so it can actually keep and draw players into it. So do not try to tell me that after all of my years spent playing games near religiously that I am not qualified to determined if a game is going to be terrible.
  1. Cammancy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zorua View Post
    Can I say this is honestly my favorite cinematic? The expressions and movements of the characters are just so perfect and hell, I love some good martial arts.
    Hey you! Get back in my pokeball! (*・_・)ノ⌒*
  1. fruust's Avatar
    i really enjoyed it and the atmosphere it set up. made me get hyped for the expansion. the cataclysm cinematic was more lackluster to me.
  1. Cammancy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Papaj View Post
    I think people after having played the franchise for as long as some of us have, and especially having played MMOs and video games for much, much longer than the time in WoW, that developing a fairly accurate depiction and opinion of a game based on a few hours of play/a few trailers is of little to no difficulty. When my guildmates and I played SW:TOR for the beta while we were still raiding in Rift, it took us all of about an afternoon to fully determine just how god awful that game (as an MMO) was going to be. Well sonuvabitch it's now going monthly subscription-less so it can actually keep and draw players into it. So do not try to tell me that after all of my years spent playing games near religiously that I am not qualified to determined if a game is going to be terrible.
    You can determine all you want, it's going to be your opinion, nothing more.
  1. Gurbz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Papaj View Post
    I broke myself from the hypnotist's gaze long away when I refused to buy Cata, refused to buy D3, and am currently refusing to buy any SC2 expansions. I'm glad that the genre (at least the devs and designers serious about it) are moving away from the "WoW clone" formula and going on what years of failed and now dead MMOs have taught us about what is a hit and what is a miss. Fortunately, all of the people who adore the hell out of the misses are still playing the game littered with them.
    This truly begs the question...if you hate all things Blizzard so much, why are you continuing to frequent a website and forums dedicated to their products? Not saying you don't have every right to do so, but I (and most people I know) tend to avoid things that we dislike as much as possible. We certainly don't go out of our way to frequent places that feature the things we hate.

    For example, I think most children's programming that is on air today is garbage compared to what I watched as a child. But you don't see me going to a spongebob website to preach about how terrible it is. I just avoid that corner of the internet.

    It just seems like you are setting yourself up for a very bitter, angry existence.
  1. Monkeymoo's Avatar
    My gooooooooood some of you take WoW WAY too seriously.
  1. Deadanon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cammancy View Post
    That's the problem. People are saying that because the cinematic 'sucks', the expansion 'sucks', and will be 'childish and kiddy'.
    I dunno, but last time I watched Bear's Big Blue House, I didn't see a troll getting his eyes ripped out and bleeding everywhere.
    I think you are forgetting that WOW is allowed for kids down to 12 year olds. And Blizzard lost alot of faith with their long term players in Cata. Best to start over again and hold hands with new kids rather than keep the older ones happy.

    Only thing is... parents don't like to pay sub fees... so F2P and GW2 will probably take most of the market away from WOW.
  1. FluFF's Avatar
    Not saying it wasn't great but i was kinda hoping on seeing the Skyfire attack some Horde ships or something or shooting eachother , and a glimpse of the Theramore thing and the summ up of ''New things'' in the expansion at the end of the trailer.

    Visually stunning but in terms of trailer content im still mixxed.
  1. Angelsfist's Avatar
    How is that movie coming along? Anyone know? Loved the new cinematic btw.
  1. fs161200's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Swizzle View Post
    It's not though, it's about the consequences caused by the senseless and aimless conflict between the Horde and Alliance. The trailer actually captures the story of what I've seen on the beta perfectly. During the Horde intro to Pandaria, we open fire on an Alliance ship...just because we saw an Alliance ship. What happens? Both Horde and Alliance get effed over and nearly die. Why do they fight? Then you have the Pandaren who are thrown into all this. They don't want to fight, hell, when you get to the end of the Jade Forest quest line, their unwillingness to fight leads to the destruction of the Jade Serpent and countless deaths. What is worth fighting for? Seriously, play the game a bit, everything makes much more sense if you actually pay attention.
    And herein lies the problem for me... I expected the expansion to be about all-out war between the factions... stupid, senseless, devastating and splitting the Pandas into factions - but epic. And the trailer sells me something completely different…

    And since I haven’t played the beta (those that have would not decide on a trailer/review/friends advice whatever, they would decide on their in-game experience) I have to rely on a trailer, reviews, forum posts and friends to decide… and I find it harder and harder to put my $ into Pandas.
  1. Cammancy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Deadanon View Post
    I think you are forgetting that WOW is allowed for kids down to 12 year olds. And Blizzard lost alot of faith with their long term players in Cata. Best to start over again and hold hands with new kids rather than keep the older ones happy.

    Only thing is... parents don't like to pay sub fees... so F2P and GW2 will probably take most of the market away from WOW.
    Considering it's harder to make older people happy? Maybe that's the best choice. (╯°□°)╯
    I'll admit, I almost quit in Cata until I dropped the grumpy old lady glasses, and felt happy with the game.
    (Disclaimer: GW2 is still fantastic, and I will be playing both of those games) (Also, not all kids are shitheads.. back in wotlk, one of our guilds best healers was 8.)
  1. anothdae's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ngc2440 View Post
    You are right that is the mentality of the human and orc up until the end of the cinematic. Chen comes along and shows them that going down that road will just lead to their ruin. Heck it even hints at there being a mutual understanding (not necessarily liking) between the two factions later on in the expansion. I am just puzzled on why people can't 'read between the lines' in the cinematic instead of looking at it blindly.

    Also you can take it as a personal insult if you wish. I honestly don't care.
    Because the entire expansion is based on them fighting, and that fighting getting worse.

    I guess you cant have it both ways, you cant reply to "care bear" people with "its total war", AND be able to say that by the end of the expansion the pandas have taught us all to get along.

    Personally, no one knows how the last content patch will end up, or what will happen after the siege of org, but my guess is that the ally/horde war will continue.

    Which would mean that the trailer is wrong. The trailer shows intent, not reality. There isnt even any foreshadowing that the pandarian might fail in stopping the horde / ally fight.

    I mean, if at the end the camera pulled back to show thousands of individual fights between the survivors in the jungle, then yeah, it would have sent the right message, that the pandas are fighting a losing battle in trying to stop the destruction.
  1. ngc2440's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FluFF View Post
    Not saying it wasn't great but i was kinda hoping on seeing the Skyfire attack some Horde ships or something or shooting eachother , and a glimpse of the Theramore thing and the summ up of ''New things'' in the expansion at the end of the trailer.

    Visually stunning but in terms of trailer content im still mixxed.
    This, user's of the MMO-Champion forums, is what we call constructive criticism. This is how a person voices their complaint about the video in a positive way.

    +1 internet to you sir.
  1. anothdae's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeymoo View Post
    My gooooooooood some of you take WoW WAY too seriously.
    Funny, because the old cinematics were awesome, even for people that "take WoW WAY too seriously".

    ---------- Post added 2012-08-16 at 06:29 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Cammancy View Post
    You can determine all you want, it's going to be your opinion, nothing more.
    Well, SW:TOR failed. That isnt "nothing more" than an opinion, that's fact.
  1. LazerCats's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FluFF View Post
    Not saying it wasn't great but i was kinda hoping on seeing the Skyfire attack some Horde ships or something or shooting eachother , and a glimpse of the Theramore thing and the summ up of ''New things'' in the expansion at the end of the trailer.

    Visually stunning but in terms of trailer content im still mixxed.
    I completely agree. The trailer could have been improved quite a bit by simply shortening the "walking around the forest" scene and a bit of the fight. Then, when Chen asks what's worth fighting for, flash to Theramore destroyed, maybe some burning tauren/troll village, a fight between Skyfire and whatever. It adds a sense of conflict and destruction to the last few seconds that would balance out the humorous, and in my opinion cheesy, moments before this.
  1. Leyara's Avatar
    Really enjoyed the video, think blizzard done well with this one
  1. Weazle83's Avatar
    Aaaaaaand next to the Diablo franchise, the Warcraft franschise is now also offially dead to me. Two down, just one more to go!

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