CrunchVideo of the Day: GuildWars Extreme Dancing

So while browsing the new gamer-oriented video uploading website,, I came across a delightful Guild Wars video. Now, I’m not entirely sure how the makers of this video were able to get such a remarkable synchronized look, and whether or not the video was made primarily through the game or primarily through editing. As far as I can tell it could be either. What I do know, is that it’s pretty awesome.

MMORPG gamers, believe it or not, are some of the most creative people I have ever met. If you give an artist a canvas and some paint, naturally, they’ll make you a painting. Makes sense right? Well, apparently, if you give a gamer an MMORPG (with little to no implementation for artistic value) they’ll give you shows, artwork, dance choreography, and a whole world full of artistic expression through videogames. I’d go so far as to say some of these gamers are more artistic than the actual painter. It is hard to create content from something that doesn’t give you much content to utilize for art.

So. . . have you created anything lately? We’d love to see it. :)

P.S. Sorry for not embedding the video directly, WordPress seems to hate me. The picture will link you directly to the video on


  1. That is pretty crazy! It really looks like an editor, but all the credits at the end seem to point otherwise. Maybe some very nicely timed macros or 3rd party utility.

  2. Actually in Guild Wars there is a different /dance command that makes you synch up with those around that have the same dance. So all female rangers (who have the same dance) will stay in step rather than the random steps like in WoW. Would love to see that implemented into WoW though!

  3. Yes, Guild Wars has a command that allows everyone to sync dance (/dance *), but still that’s some pretty impressive stuff. You have to get everyone to stand in just the right spot, and everyone has to type the command at the same time within a 10 second window (maximum, it could be less or more depending on when they typed it.)

    So thumbs up! I think that’s one hell of an awesome video. Not to mention the camera angles and zoom ins look wicked.

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