Weekly Prediction: WotLK - 1.21.2008

For my new feature, Weekly Prediction, I'm going to post my predictions for different MMOs (and sometimes console games), mostly pertaining to release dates, every week.

This week, I'm going to make my prediction for the Wrath of the Lich King release date.

THIS POST CONTINUED SOON... Sometime this quarter...

-Matt Graham

Escape From Orgrimmar - 1.2.2008

After 1.5+ years, Myndflame has released the Illegal Danish 2: Escape From Orgrimmar, the sequel to their famed machinima.

In my opinion, it's 24 minutes of "meh". A huge disappointment for me is that most of what was in the trailer for this machinima did not show up in the end project. This includes the "Do you know who I am?!" (Zinwrath's return) part and the Orgrimmar ambush by the Illegal Danish guild members part of the trailer. Also, there was zero character development and the story was very hard to follow at times. The movie just seemed to be all over the place between numerous attempts at humor in unnecessary places and scenes that never actually needed to be there to help continue the story.

All in all, I'd have to give this a 6 out of 10. Sure the editing and quality was great and it was very creative, but it contained a bunch of filler and it was just a huge disappointment given the time Myndflame had with the project. As an example, I'll keep going back to The Grind, a series by Oblivious Films that was able to pump out 4 amazing machinima films out in one year.


Although it's very hard to do, the people are going to compare your movie to Tales of the Past III, so live with it.

Ya, it's free entertainment, but when you put yourself out there and have made your name so big you have to expect criticism.

-Matt Graham