I loved it... And then the god damn panda came in and made it all comedic. I like the cinematic to be serious, like WotLK with the speech, or the classic BC with Illidian being a badass. This.... it was a whole Horde vs Alliance thing which was awesome, and then it just turned into "Lel aint pandas funny?" thing which honestly ruined it for me.
wow has been run by people who don't even play the genre since 2009 when the last gamers either went to titan or other companies
Last edited by blizzardsoldoutin2009; 2012-08-16 at 09:35 PM.
The symbolism there was: The Alliance and Horde get so caught up in their hatred for each other they don't even realize what is going on in the world around them anymore. This was shown by the mists clearing up and the colors getting brighter after the Pandaren interfered and made them stop fighting, if only for a moment. It's quite obvious that if they had taken the Pandaren out they would have continued to fight one another.
Actually, it is oddly reminiscent of the WC3 cinema where the human and orc are fighting and then stop when they see the Infernals raining down from the sky...
There is a thin line between not knowing and not caring, and I like to think that I walk that line every day.
QQ. QQ everywhere.
the fact that so many of you are trying to "discover the symbolism" in a trailer some intern created the storyboard for one weekend suggest that you don't like it but WANT to like it.
It set the scene perfectly in my opinion. The war between Orcs & Humans (Horde v Alliance if you will) found it's way to Pandaria, both sides came into contact with the Pandarians at once, neither looking any more good/evil than the other (they were fighting and both chose to fight the Monk) and eventually ended in awe of the beautiful civilization they stumbled into.
Quite easy to infer what happens next. They go into the Village, drink some beer eat some food, and gather groups of followers, eagle to explore the world. Resulting in both Horde and Alliance Pandaren.
Couldn't ask for much more really...
It was cute. Not making any Kung Fu comparisons or anything (at all), but "cute" seems to be the most fitting word for the cinematic. Or two words, "well done". As it was obviously well done. It wasn't strikingly different from other cinematic trailers.
It didn't feel epic though, I don't know if it was supposed to. It felt like it was supposed to appeal to as broad of an audience as possible, which it likely did except for the hard core internet haters/trolls.
Last edited by Celista; 2012-08-16 at 09:40 PM.
I don't know why people thought it was hilarious. It was slightly humorous the way the human and orc allied with each other, but overall it was a kick ass battle. I would have loved to see the actual ship battle that went on, that's the only real thing I didn't like about it. The cinematic showed the fighting spirit of the pandaren, while showing the beauty of Pandaria itself. It was perfect in my opinion, better than what I had imagined.
appartenly some people are the maturity impersonated, "oh no you dont put a joke in my cinematic!"
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It wasn't bad, it just didn't have any of the big sinister stuff that would have really made it punchy. TBC gave Illidan, WOTLK gave Arthas, Cata gave Deathwing ... but here it just felt... flat. It was like the Vanilla cinematic, except without any of the variety and wonder. It felt like it was tired, and going through the motions, hitting all the bullet points then clocking out at 5 PM.
It's hard to critique this because as I often find myself saying, by most other standards this trailer is excellent. By Blizzard's, it feels somewhat underwhelming.
oh my f god.... People ask for new models...
Blizz delivers a sneak peak of them in this trailer... and now the QQ starts.
As an animator, this cinematic was beautifully executed. People asking for realism, WoW was never a serious game once the Gnomes and Goblins were established to be comedic.
That one comedic moment where the Alliance Admiral gave the bamboo stick to the Orc is the perfect example of how both the horde and the alliance will put aside their differences to take on a more powerful foe. Like we did and will do for all the expansion bosses.
And the pandaren is shown to care about his culture, That gust of wind that blew past the Orc when he was going to use that artifact to hit the human, WAS the pandaren protecting the artifact from being destroyed and defiled.
The Cataclysm cinematic was good... yet was the most fail expansion i've ever played. The worgen and goblin storylines where never completed... they also weren't even vital to the storyline of DW like the Blood Elves and Draenei were to Outland.