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The Top 10 Old World of Warcraft Videos

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

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To follow-up on my last post, yes, I still believe people are obsessed with the Apocalypse. But I think it’s time to leave behind these morbid topics of real-life disasters (we can read enough of that on the news) and move on to other cataclysmic news. Of course, I’m talking about World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

7 years and three patches after its original release in 2004, World of Warcraft continues to enslave the souls of millions of gamers. Cataclysm has reworked the face of Azeroth and players now explore a more hostile and changed landscape. But no matter how new and shiny the new content is, old players still yearn for “Vanilla WoW,” the nostalgic glory days when it took ages to get one level or enter a battleground or even find a party for a dungeon. The days when the max level was 60 and it took 40 players to complete a raid.

So let’s take a moment to look back at the “glory days” through the most popular WoW videos of the time. I chose these videos based on their nostalgic value, overall popularity as cult classics, and how they affected later versions of WoW (based on achievements and quests). All of these videos are from the original World of Warcraft (pre-Burning Crusade), the vaunted “vanilla” days. So now I present to you, the Top 10 old World of Warcraft videos!

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Square Enix and You: The FFXIV Fiasco

Friday, January 28th, 2011

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“Final Fantasy is an RPG,
The only one that I need,
It’s the RPG for me!
Final Fantasy is all that I play,
All other games are lame,
It puts them all to shame….”
– Chocobo Robo Voice, Legendary Frog, 2001

Oh Chocobo Robo Voice! Who doesn’t know of Legendary Frog’s flash animation of wonder regaling us on the glory days of Square and Final Fantasy? I was reminded of this lovely song rather brutally after happening on this video by Gametrailers.com.  As they do every year, Gametrailers gives their own “awards” to the best (and worst games) of the year.  I know this is a bit of “old news” as it were, but I still can’t help commenting on it as what piqued my interest was not “Best Game of 2010” but “Most Disappointing Game of 2010.”

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