The first time I loaded up WoW after downloading The Shattering Patch was a magical moment. I had seen the new opening cinematic previously after it was unveiled at BlizzCon 2010, but not in such pristine detail across my full screen. That, and the realization that while I had been patching, the Shattering had occurred and Deathwing was now on the prowl sent shivers down my spine.
While I haven’t yet encountered Deathwing in-game since that fateful moment, I have seen the the destruction that this vile, vicious, frightening creature has wrought upon the lands that I love. And I know that someday, he will pay.
What was it that made me conjure up these images of future retaliation? It was a quality cinematic produced by the creative minds at Blizzard. I love behind-the-scenes looks at game development — and this quick look at the making of the Cataclysm opening cinematic makes me appreciate the work that went in to giving WoW players around the world these same feelings that I had upon loading up the game after the latest patch.
Weekend Confirmed! After taking a few weeks off to allow room for the video podcasts that we recorded at BlizzCon 2010, the audio version of the Lorecast has returned with Episode 26! Cavin “Amatera” Smith and Patrick “iTZKooPA” Mulhern, as usual, take up more time talking about junk than they ever planned on using! Black Ops and Castlevania occupy most of the “Whatcha Been Playin?” talk while World of Warcraft dominates both the news and discussion topic. Among other things, the pair also delve into recent (and exclusive) site interviews with Hi-Rez Studios and take a moment to express their curmudgeonly concerns over Microsoft’s Kinect.
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In this very special Lorecast, the crew gets together in front of a camera – even Juggynaut – and chats about Day 2 of BlizzCon 2010. We discuss our impressions of the day 2, which consisted mostly of Q&A panels and the StarCraft II championship. Oh, and the closing ceremony of epicness.
Due to the legnth of the discussion, the video podcast is spread across four videos. Hit the jump to view all of iTZKooPA, Juggynaut and Mordil in full HD glory. Yes, we’re pretty enough for HD. Continue Reading
After 5+ years of World of Warcraft’s experiences and development, Blizzard has effectively backed itself into a proverbial corner, in some or many ways. With the coming Cataclysm bringing many major revamps to zones, quests, lore, systems, combat, and more, people wonder and ask about returning features or flat-out items.
This spurred the next question: What is the next legendary planned? Followed by: Every role has had a legendary, except tanks. This struck home, naturally, but I never thought about this specific issue until my fellow tank mentioned it.
Sadly, they explained that they understand the issue, but don’t have plans, not even the means of know-how to remedy the situation. Continue Reading
In this very special Lorecast, the crew gets together in front of a camera – even Juggynaut – and chats about Day 1 of BlizzCon 2010. We discuss our impressions of the opening ceremony, panels, the general atmosphere, Jay Mohr and the dance contestant that “broke his leg.” It turns out he will walk again. That’s what we get for taking a comedian’s diagnosis.
Due to the legnth of the discussion, the video podcast is spread across three videos. Hit the jump to view all of iTZKooPA, Juggynaut and Mordil in full HD glory. Yes, we’re pretty enough for HD. Continue Reading