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World of Warcraft Film Shooting Begins Early 2014

timothy posted about a year ago | from the get-those-academy-awards-ready dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "Earlier this year Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) was announced as Director of the long-awaited movie based on World of Warcraft. Legendary Pictures finally appears to be ready to move forward with production. Producer Charles Roven confirmed to SlashFilm that World of Warcraft: The Movie 3D IMAX Experience (suggested title) begins shooting in early 2014."

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Provisional Title... (5, Funny)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | about a year ago | (#43904339)

World of Warcraft: The Grind of Darkness

About the title... (1, Flamebait)

i kan reed (749298) | about a year ago | (#43904407)

Why "World of" warcraft? Is the plot of the movie going to have the inherently global scope that an MMO does? Does Warcraft have a seriously different name recognition from "World of Warcraft"? Does it mirror the "plot" of the MMO? Or does it just take place in Azeroth?

Re:About the title... (5, Funny)

lxs (131946) | about a year ago | (#43904763)

I can see it now: A highly regarded WOW player doesn't show up to two consecutive raids and the entire guild leaves their basement to figure out where he disappeared to.

Alternate title: "The girl with the Dragon Mount."

Re:About the title... (5, Funny)

Hoi Polloi (522990) | about a year ago | (#43904945)

More like "A screaming match breaks out on Teamspeak after the loot master gives all the raid winnings to his buddies."

Re:About the title... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43905477)

That reminds me of that one movie... "Brick".

Re:Provisional Title... (4, Funny)

Naatach (574111) | about a year ago | (#43904415)

World of Warcraft: Queued for Greatness

Re:Provisional Title... (5, Funny)

rwise2112 (648849) | about a year ago | (#43904491)

Thought they already made it. It was called Kung Foo Panda.

Re:Provisional Title... (0)

BriggsBU (1138021) | about a year ago | (#43905459)

Pandarans in Warcraft pre-date Kung Fu Panda. But please, continue to troll.

Re:Provisional Title... (0, Offtopic)

Deekin_Scalesinger (755062) | about a year ago | (#43904687)

I'd love to see something with Drow and the Underdark. Yes, wrong gaming franchise. I still want to see it :)

Re:Provisional Title... (1)

MBGMorden (803437) | about a year ago | (#43904937)

As bad as the three D&D movies have been, I don't know if I want them to venture there :).

Re:Provisional Title... (1)

Deekin_Scalesinger (755062) | about a year ago | (#43905093)

Yeah I know :/ - 4th time is a charm? If we got Bruckheimer/Abrams or someone like that team involved it would still suck, but at least have cool special effects :)

Re:Provisional Title... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43904923)

Box office Horde expected?

Captcha: massacre

Re:Provisional Title... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43904941)

I thought this was already released...

http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s10e08-make-love-not-warcraft

Re:Provisional Title... (2)

Hoi Polloi (522990) | about a year ago | (#43905015)

I just hope they bring back Cartman for the lead

producer choice (5, Funny)

Trepidity (597) | about a year ago | (#43904357)

Producer Charles Roven confirmed...

Is there any justification for not having Uwe Boll do this?

Re:producer choice (1, Funny)

kruach aum (1934852) | about a year ago | (#43904429)

Yes, Uwe Boll is a moron without skill famous for making shitty video game adaptations in order to exploit German tax law.

Re:producer choice (1)

TWiTfan (2887093) | about a year ago | (#43904545)

Postal was good.

Re:producer choice (2)

The Grim Reefer (1162755) | about a year ago | (#43904743)

Postal was good.

The game itself was much better. When compared to almost everything else the Uwe Boll has done it was at least watchable. I was shocked that Uwe Boll directed the movie "Rampage". It is by far the best of his movies that I've seen.

Re:producer choice (3, Interesting)

turp182 (1020263) | about a year ago | (#43904943)

I agree, Rampage was actually a pretty good movie.

Re:producer choice (2)

gorzek (647352) | about a year ago | (#43905469)

Yeah, that was surprisingly good. Seems he actually can be a competent director, when he feels like it.

Re: producer choice (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43904915)

Whoosh

Re:producer choice (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43904501)

Yes? Do you not know Uwe Boll?

Re:producer choice (4, Insightful)

Elbereth (58257) | about a year ago | (#43904585)

The director is known for intelligent and creative science fiction films, which kind of puzzles me. Why, if you had that kind of reputation, would you make a film based on an MMORPG? There must either be a huge budget (which would be tempting to work with, after the smaller productions, I suppose) or a very good script. Despite my cynicism, I choose to believe that the script is insightful and well-written. Unfortunately, Wikipedia says the budget is around $220M, which makes my cynicism increasingly difficult to ignore. On the other hand, if they're spending this much money, they're probably going to try to do it right.

Re:producer choice (2)

elfprince13 (1521333) | about a year ago | (#43904935)

Are you familiar with the mythos of the Warcraft universe? Personally, I prefer the older RTS titles to WoW, but there are definitely some compelling stories to be told in that universe, if done right.

Re:producer choice (2)

holmedog (1130941) | about a year ago | (#43905369)

This x100. I actually really enjoyed some of the books written in the Warcraft universe. Even in WoW some of the stories are very well told. I mean, did you ever really read about the Lich King (http://www.wowwiki.com/The_Lich_King)? Arthas is an extremely interesting character.

Re:producer choice (1)

Clsid (564627) | about a year ago | (#43905535)

Well, WoW is pretty much the continuation of that story and to me that was always the biggest draw. Even when visiting Outland for the first time and remembering the scenery I saw in the original Warcraft 2 expansion was truly epic. But as far as stories go, I have to say that the coup d'etat in Undercity and the whole Thrall series, up to Cataclysm was awesome. I stopped playing when Pandaria came out but my friends told me it was good too.

Re:producer choice (2)

chris200x9 (2591231) | about a year ago | (#43905587)

>if they're spending this much money, they're probably going to try to do it right. yes because all that money made john carter do so well.

hopefully its 10 hours long (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43904379)

I'm hoping its 10 hours long so I have a reason to use my poop sock.

Please don't suck. (5, Funny)

Naatach (574111) | about a year ago | (#43904397)

I swear to god if they do dailies of farming, I'll /ragequit the movie and punch the guy at the ticket counter.

Re:Please don't suck. (1)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | about a year ago | (#43904479)

I swear to god if they do dailies of farming, I'll /ragequit the movie and punch the guy at the ticket counter.

No problem. You'll already have purchased popcorn, candy, and soda at the real-money-concession-stand at that point, so who cares?

Re:Please don't suck. (5, Funny)

LordLucless (582312) | about a year ago | (#43904589)

Presumably, the guy at the ticket counter

Re:Please don't suck. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43904725)

I swear to god if they do dailies of farming, I'll /ragequit the movie and punch the guy at the ticket counter.

No problem. You'll already have purchased popcorn, candy, and soda at the real-money-concession-stand at that point, so who cares?

Presumably, the guy at the ticket counter

I believe this may be the actual plot summary. At least, it's as close to the real game dynamics as one can get.

Re:Please don't suck. (1)

Hoi Polloi (522990) | about a year ago | (#43904959)

Plus you can resell it at the auction house.

Re:Please don't suck. (0)

Antipater (2053064) | about a year ago | (#43905289)

I swear to god if they do dailies of farming, I'll /ragequit the movie and punch the guy at the ticket counter.

Oh, don't worry. You'll get your punching in. It's directed by the guy who did Moon. So you can expect a final product that slices tropes and cliches from every other film in its genre and tries to congeal them into some sort of statement about humanity, ending with a finished product that is not only trite and overwrought, but unconscionably boring.

In other words, expect Dungeons and Dragons + Game of Thrones + How to Train Your Dragon = "Farming Dailies (But with Dragons!)"

Re: one small problem with your /ragequit (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43905619)

Wait... What movie theater do you attend where there's still a live human ticket vendor -and- there isn't a piece of glass protecting said ticket vendor?

Most places had the glass 20 years ago, and a lot of places started switching to ticket machines about 5 years ago.

hmm (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43904409)

I hope there are not too many fetch quests. Those may make for a fine addiction, but wont keep people interested for ever. Who wants to watch actors collect 100 pelts to craft a new sword?

Most boring movie ever (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43904413)

The first hour is basically just a group of people waiting for their tank to get online so that they can start the raid. The movie ends a half hour later, after the group had to settle for their off-tank filling the spot of their main. The group then proceeds to wipe to trash mobs over and over and over, until their healer has a complete breakdown, quits the guild, disconnects from the raid.

Re:Most boring movie ever (1)

st1cky (2863975) | about a year ago | (#43905585)

LFM?

I'll probably watch it but.. (5, Insightful)

second_coming (2014346) | about a year ago | (#43904421)

.. it's at least 5 years too late

Re:I'll probably watch it but.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43905249)

Very true,

What is worse is that they will probably include the lame expansions as MoP instead of the original epic plot...

I have yet to see a game based movie that gives it justice.

Title (0)

Sparticus789 (2625955) | about a year ago | (#43904433)

World of Warcraft: Killing boar in the forest

Re:Title (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43904949)

Why not something that all games of that type have? Escort a retarded child across the entire world while the retarded child does its best to get stuck on invisible terrain features.

Re:Title (1)

MitchDev (2526834) | about a year ago | (#43905307)

World of Warcraft: Killing boar in the forest

World of Warcraft : When Hogger met Jaina Proudmoore

World of Warcraft: The Movie 3D IMAX Experience? (-1, Troll)

LeoDeSol (1323269) | about a year ago | (#43904437)

If this really ends up being the title, it is reason enough for me not to see it. World of Warcraft: The Movie $$ $$$$ Experience. There, fixed the title so that the layman can read what the studios read.

Re:World of Warcraft: The Movie 3D IMAX Experience (1)

Krojack (575051) | about a year ago | (#43904645)

If it's only available in 3D and/or IMAX I won't be seeing it, at least not in a theater. 3D gives me a migraine and IMAX cost more to sit closer to a screen.

Re:World of Warcraft: The Movie 3D IMAX Experience (1)

Clsid (564627) | about a year ago | (#43905583)

I really don't get what's all the hype with 3D either. Very few movies can actually be compelling to watch in 3D, the new Star Trek being at least amusing in that front. But in general I think the trade off between having 3D and losing sharpness in the picture because of the glasses (or whatever it is that causes the distortion) is not really worth it to me anymore. I enjoy a Blu-ray movie a lot more than I enjoy 3D, but I don't go alone to the movies and it seems that a lot of people prefer 3D :(.

Begins? WTF! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43904439)

How come that there will be a new Star Wars before WoW movie?
Why the hell is Blizzard so fucking slow?

Reboot (1)

space_jake (687452) | about a year ago | (#43904447)

It's just a reboot of the Kung Fu Panda franchise.

Long-awaited (2)

theurge14 (820596) | about a year ago | (#43904485)

Probably waited a little too long. Story went off the rails around Cataclysm. Problems with class imbalances favoring overpowered death knights and paladins are so 2007 and 2008. Even the Mists of Kung-Fu Panda complaints are so last year.

Re:Long-awaited (1)

Greg01851 (720452) | about a year ago | (#43904735)

Evidently you haven't played since then... it's changed just a bit...

Re:Long-awaited (1)

UnknownSoldier (67820) | about a year ago | (#43905135)

> it's changed just a bit...

What, from one long grind to a lesser grind?

Have the "gopher" quests radically changed?
  * Go fetch X items
  * Go kill Y until Z drops
  * Go talk to npc W
  * Escort A
  * Carpet bomb B
  * Defend D

WoW is _still_ a toy NOT a game. i.e. There is no way to "win" at WoW.

I'd rather play a real game with proper closure such as L4D, TF2, Path of Exile, Torchlight 2, Borderlands 2, Tomb Raider (2013), etc.

--
The red herring of realism: Gamers want consistency and immersion to not be broken, not realism.

Re:Long-awaited (1)

MitchDev (2526834) | about a year ago | (#43905355)

90 is an awful grind...
At least leveling alt and classes/races you've never played before provides some value and fun until my current subscription runs out...

Re:Long-awaited. (Hahahahahahaha) (1)

xxxJonBoyxxx (565205) | about a year ago | (#43904747)

>> the long-awaited movie based on World of Warcraft

I laughed when I read that too. I don't think anyone, ever, has said, "the stories from Warcraft are so good that I'd pay to see them on the big screen while I passively sit around and watch them." Warcraft plots are just thin rationalizations for having two similar groups engage in tactical combat with one another, or set-ups for jokes. Even the cut-scenes are known to run long.

Blizzard, please stick to what you know, and hurry up with the StarCraft II WarChest set so I can finally pick it up the whole series for $29.99.

Re:Long-awaited. (Hahahahahahaha) (1)

Hoi Polloi (522990) | about a year ago | (#43904969)

When I played I used to cringe when people recited the lore of the game. I just kept thinking, "The lore is just an excuse to shove another weird looking group in the game for us to kill."

Re:Long-awaited. (Hahahahahahaha) (2)

Clsid (564627) | about a year ago | (#43905633)

No, the lore is there because some people grew up playing the original Warcraft games, so reading all that is actually pretty cool, and I'm really sorry that you weren't able to experience the single player aspect of the game a lot more. This is why stuff like QuestHelper killed a big part of the game. That's the whole point of role-play, that you make an effort to immerse yourself in the world.

Re:Long-awaited. (Hahahahahahaha) (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43905049)

Have you ever heard of these things called books? They don't involve gameplay, but they are still a form of entertainment that Warcraft is a part of.

Warcraft fans have wanted a movie since before WORLD of Warcraft was even conceived.

You're probably just too young to know any better or for your opinions to even matter.

Re:Long-awaited. (Hahahahahahaha) (1)

theurge14 (820596) | about a year ago | (#43905101)

I'm sure the books were so good that even without the success of the World of Warcraft game this movie would've gotten greenlighted.

Re:Long-awaited. (Hahahahahahaha) (1)

Clsid (564627) | about a year ago | (#43905647)

I have seen Warcraft books in Latin American bookstores and Asian bookstores and they do sell. I have read a couple and the stories are pretty good, especially the ones with Illidan.

I remain... unconvinced (2)

RogueyWon (735973) | about a year ago | (#43904499)

I'm really not sure that they're going to manage anything with this that's significantly better than the godawful Dungeons & Dragons movie we got back around the turn of the century. Is the Warcraft lore and universe really strong enough to support a movie?

They had a reasonable enough storyline that ran from Warcraft 3 through to Wrath of the Lich King, centred on Arthas, but even that felt a bit Anakin Skywalker-derivative (though happily no Gungans here). Beyond that, the universe is about as generic fantasy as you can get. The elves have pointy ears and like trees, the dwarves have Scottish accents and like beer. Whenever they've tried to strike away from the core Arthas plot, the results have been either tedious (Cataclysm) or silly (Pandaria).

Ah well, I suspect that given the normal development process, any movie will just end up as a thin pastiche with only a passing resemblance to the original IP anyway.

Re:I remain... unconvinced (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43904577)

The have many storylines, some better than the others. I personally wouldn't mind if their storyline for the movie was based on the old gods or the dragon aspects. However they seem hard to translate into an actual movie.

Re:I remain... unconvinced (1)

Hoi Polloi (522990) | about a year ago | (#43904989)

Just make it using the South Park WOW episode and I'll see it

Re:I remain... unconvinced (1)

elfprince13 (1521333) | about a year ago | (#43904999)

I'd love a story about the founding of the Orcish nation of Durotar.

my wet dream hehe (1, Insightful)

fluffythedestroyer (2586259) | about a year ago | (#43904557)

I hope they make a bad movie and everyone gives a general 2-4 out of 10 or just enough so that the game gets affected. That way the game will lose subscribers and all other mmo's will trive from its destruction. Evil yes... but sometimes destruction must ensue in order for others to live adequately.

Re:my wet dream hehe (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43905163)

That way the game will lose subscribers and all other mmo's will trive from its destruction.

Um... what, exactly, is ensuring that other MMOs will thrive at all from WoW's downfall? It's entirely possible that these people will simply stop playing MMOs at that point, meaning nobody in the MMO market wins.

Re:my wet dream hehe (1)

fluffythedestroyer (2586259) | about a year ago | (#43905661)

over 10 million users... I doubt it.

Re:my wet dream hehe (1)

Clsid (564627) | about a year ago | (#43905671)

This is is most likely to happen. When I stopped playing WoW, at some point I tried Guild Wars 2, but in my case, I have already burned a lifetime of playing MMORPGs. WoW will always be a fond memory anyways, kind of like when you played Mario.

CGI or Live Action? (5, Interesting)

paperpill (2862939) | about a year ago | (#43904559)

I really hope the movie is not a Live action film. Blizzard guys make some of the best cinematics in the industry, would be great to see a CGI WoW Movie.

Re:CGI or Live Action? (1)

Naatach (574111) | about a year ago | (#43904691)

So long as it isn't made my machinima.com, I would agree.

Movie / Game co-promotion will guarantee success (2)

Guppy (12314) | about a year ago | (#43904575)

World of Warcraft: The Movie 3D IMAX Experience (suggested title) begins shooting in early 2014.

No matter how bad the movie turns out, if they do a co-promotion that rewards players with a highly desirably in-game item, millions will go see it. I suggest that the item take the form of a ticket item that allows you to fight a special "Shark" mob, with a hidden weakness triggered by jumping.

Re:Movie / Game co-promotion will guarantee succes (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43904753)

are you implying they hadn't already jumped the shark with mists of pandaria that started as an April Fools joke for Warcraft III (prior to WoW)?

Confirmed cast list: (3, Funny)

1WingedAngel (575467) | about a year ago | (#43904583)

Thrall, Warchief of the Horde - Chris Metzen
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner - Chris Metzen
Mekgineer Thermaplugg - Chris Metzen
Scarlet Highlord Darion Mograine - Chris Metzen
Malygos, the Spell-Weaver, Aspect of the Blue Dragonflight - Chris Metzen
Illidan Stormrage, The Betrayer - Chris Metzen
Prince Arthas Menethil - Chris Metzen
King Varian Wrynn - Chris Metzen
Ragnaros, the Firelord - Chris Metzen
Additional Voices - Chris Metzen

Re:Confirmed cast list: (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43905121)

Just missing: "written by and based on the life of Chris Metzen."

That'll send them to the hills.

Anyone who buys a ticket should be put on a train (-1, Troll)

TWiTfan (2887093) | about a year ago | (#43904629)

I generally don't advocate bringing back death camps lightly, mind you. But I think we would all be better off if everyone who would voluntarily and knowingly buy a ticket to a movie called World of Warcraft: The Movie 3D IMAX Experience be sent straight to the Zyklon B chambers.

Catchphrases (2)

pellik (193063) | about a year ago | (#43904835)

I really hope the catchphrase during the advertising of this movie is LEEROY JENKINS

Re:Catchphrases (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43904977)

I really hope that he drives by the line to the movie and scream spoilers.

Re:Catchphrases (1)

egamma (572162) | about a year ago | (#43905011)

I would be VERY disappointed if there wasn't at least one reference. After all, if Wreck-It Ralph can have a Jenkins reference, then surely the actual WoW movie can.

Re:Catchphrases (1)

turp182 (1020263) | about a year ago | (#43905169)

Wish I had karma, that video was classic.

Leeroy Jenkins: The Adventure Continues (1)

Radical Moderate (563286) | about a year ago | (#43905645)

...should be the title

Can't wait for this (2)

DrXym (126579) | about a year ago | (#43904869)

A CG movie made from an MMO set in a Lord of the Rings knock-off universe. It has hit written all over it.

Dailies (5, Funny)

Calydor (739835) | about a year ago | (#43904877)

When you watch the movie for the first time, you'll be given a stamp book. Each time you pay to watch the movie you get a stamp.
For stamps 1-7, you only get to watch the first 15 minutes of the movie.
Stamps 8-14 allow the next 15 minutes, but you have to watch the first 15 minutes each time as well.
Stamp 15 allows you to sit through the ad break.
16-22 gives you the 20 minutes after the ad break, and you're told to enjoy the extra free content.
23-29 has only ten minutes, though, but that's okay because this is WARCRAFT we're talking about.
The 30th stamp will allow you to watch the underwhelming finale and the To Be Continued screen.

At random points you will be set upon by an angry mob as you come out from the movie. You will be mugged and beaten up with baseball bats for the true World PVP experience.

i hope it's about young thrall (1)

pezpunk (205653) | about a year ago | (#43904879)

i've always found it compelling, how all orcs became docile and listless after their defeat in the first war of orcs vs humans. the orcs were then rounded up and enslaved by the humans. thrall was raised by a human but eventually rebelled, freeing prison camp after prison camp and eventually amassing enough followers to found the horde and begin building a new nation.

i'm sure we will just get lots of dumb eye candy and explosions though, and the world will be blessed with yet another awful video game movie.

Re:i hope it's about young thrall (1)

GodfatherofSoul (174979) | about a year ago | (#43905257)

That was the storyline in single-player Warcraft 3 as I recall.

Free trial? (1)

Sinister Stairs (25573) | about a year ago | (#43904919)

I hope there's a free trial for the movie, so I can try it out before committing to a subscription.

Re:Free trial? (1)

egamma (572162) | about a year ago | (#43904963)

I hope there's a free trial for the movie, so I can try it out before committing to a subscription.

Yep. it's called a "movie trailer".

Mann's Chinese Theater (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43904957)

Could I pay someone to watch this movie for me? I'm only interested in seeing the ending.

Why Make this a Movie? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43904981)

Since the plot of Warcraft started to go south about the time Draenei were retconned in BC, got worse when they turned Arthas into a Saturday morning cartoon villain, and completely derailed by Cataclysm...

Why are they bothering? I'm surprised they didn't just cancel the whole thing once Raimi jumped ship.

This movie will probably center around one of the following characters:

- King Varian Wrynn, a royal d-bag who no Alliance player actually likes.

- Garrosh Hellscream, a royal d-bag who no Horde player actually likes.

- Thrall: Chris Metzen's mary sue character. He was reasonably likable in WC3 and early WoW because he did his best to restore honor to the Horde and at least made efforts to engage the other side for peace. Then Metzen decided to turn him into an over-the-top Shaman Jesus and make him the supreme savior of all Azeroth.

All of these characters simply server to undermine the importance of the players and their actions in WoW. Most players who actually care about the story have gotten sick of them and most of the remaining "major lore characters."

They may have as well let Uwe Boll direct. He would have at least made a movie that was so bad it was fun to watch just to laugh at the cheesiness.

Re:Why Make this a Movie? (1)

neminem (561346) | about a year ago | (#43905097)

I disagree with the first half of your first sentence: I thought WoW Draenei were pretty cool, and that the overall plot structures in BC were pretty darn awesome (specifically: think the backstory of the formation of Shattrath was one of the coolest things they ever did with the WoW universe.)

But you're right about the story post-BC, and certainly right about the idiots-we-hate leading both factions. I can't imagine this movie being good.

Director? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43904993)

Uwe Boll?

Will "Wow" still exist by the time this premieres? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43905209)

World of Warcraft is on it's way down.

You know it makes sense! (1)

Loki_666 (824073) | about a year ago | (#43905225)

Did Uwe Boll get the rights to make it?

Movie title issue (1)

smooth wombat (796938) | about a year ago | (#43905277)

The studio must have real faith in the movie if they're doing it in 3D.

Re:Movie title issue (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43905507)

Howard agrees.

WoW hate? Really? (3, Insightful)

GodfatherofSoul (174979) | about a year ago | (#43905303)

I played for about 2 years and enjoyed the heck out of the game. When I had my fill, I quit with memories of what I consider the greatest game ever created. Now, for some reason WoW is the object of derision of geeks. And, from complaints I can tell it's people who played FAR longer than I did as they're bitching about higher level classes and dungeons than I ever achieved.

It's not Blizzards fault that you played a fun and engaging game with the pathological craving of a drug addict until you couldn't stand it anymore. That's on YOU and your lack of self control. If grinding bothered you, you would've stopped playing before you got your first mount.

I play Eve now and there's the same incessant, pretentious mocking of WoW from people act like they moved to the Hamptons with their "new money" airs of superiority. And, as perplexing as it is for me to understand, the same people who spend hours probing for wormholes or mining lasers mock their days grinding in WoW!

Re:WoW hate? Really? (1)

DrXym (126579) | about a year ago | (#43905489)

It's not Blizzards fault that you played a fun and engaging game with the pathological craving of a drug addict until you couldn't stand it anymore. That's on YOU and your lack of self control. If grinding bothered you, you would've stopped playing before you got your first mount.

Well it is kind of their fault, as in totally their fault. Why? For cynically designing a skinner box / game to string people along for months and months. They weren't the first or only MMO to do it but they were sure as hell the most successful and perfected it.

Anyway subscriptions are falling month on month so I imagine that there are a great many people who've quit either through boredom, cost or the growing realisation that they weren't actually enjoying themselves. It's not the end of skinner boxes though - most of the top grossing "free" games on mobile OSes are just shitty time management games working on similar principles.

Perspective (3, Funny)

bobdehnhardt (18286) | about a year ago | (#43905499)

TIL the entire movie will be shot from 3 feet above and 6 feet behind the main character.

Provisional Plot (1)

DarthVain (724186) | about a year ago | (#43905501)

The Plot of the movie will be as follows:

Moviegoers will watch as only a few of the cast actual show up on time for the movie and will wait around for about an hour or so for the rest. After which a number of key roles will be missing, and which point the cast will start pugging actors from other movies which are currently playing which will take about another hour of the movie. The last 30 minutes of the movie which will be an exciting action packed blockbuster, which will eventually end with all the good guys eventually die, saying the hell with it and.... fin... fade to black... CUT!.

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