The Burning Crusade, which introduced the arena aspect of the game, offers some really good PvP movies from the rogue perspective. Both skill-wise and looking at entertainment value, I’ve got some real gems in store for all of you.
Ever since world PvP died on us, the rogue’s favorite activity, I’ve been wanting it back. Movies from this era has the tendency to get their footage from the arenas, but that does not mean it’s not good. I actually enjoy them quite a lot, however, the real gems of entertainment are from this era a mix and match of arena games, battlegrounds and world PvP. So with no further delay, I’ll get started on my top-ten list of rogue PvP movies from The Burning Crusade!
- Tosan – Trying Too Hard (4th movie)
- Tosan – Mutilicious (3rd movie)
- Niar – Mean Machine 1
- Stgeorge 3
- Akrios – Eviscerate 9
- Lewt carries Buddhist in 2v2
- Akrios – Arenas
- Neilyo – 14 #1
- Acrono – IX
- Kenion – Eviscerape 2
Tosan has the strength of combining both humor and skill with unorthodox clips, showing a lot of a rogue’s potential. This his 4th movie also introduce a really well done editing, which is why he gets the top spot(s).
I can’t say much about the rest, but they’re all good, I have to say Kenion always get the editing part down though. I rated them this was because of personal preference, and you may disagree. Anyway, I hope you have fun while watching some of the top rogue PvP movies from the Burning Crusade expansion. I loved the Lewt and Buddhist movie when it was released, and it has given me a lot of joy and getting to know the druid rogue power during TBC, and it’s my favorite arena movie.
I’m Nimbs, and I love TBC PvP movies!
When making this list I had both skill and entertainment value in mind. So even though a better player is rated lower, I am aware of the difference in skill, yet I value the others for their music, editing etc. And the most valuable attribute of them all is how I look back and remember them.
It’s time for the Vanilla WoW, best of, PvP movies!
- Mute/Kishkumen/Intoxicated – World of Roguecraft Episode 3
- Mute/Kishkumen/Intoxicated – World of Roguecraft Episode 1
- Mute/Kishkumen/Intoxicated – World of Roguecraft Episode 2 (Sadly the stream is taken off of wacraftmovies, but some random has uploaded it onto youtube in three parts, they should be in the featured list when following the link.)
- Grim – Total Annihilation
- Grim – Path of Blood
- Kenion – Eviscerape
- Meandro – Bring the Shadow vol. 3
- HappyMinti – Nerf Sap 1
- Eryx – Endless Sacrifice
- Perklunt – The Perkulator 4
There were several others I wanted to add to the list, but since I set my list to max ten entries, there is no room for them, sadly.
The Mute movies, possibly the one responsible for the diminishing returns on our stuns, were by far my favorites and still is today. Mixing humor with educative information and great game-play is a killer combination. Just the fact that he killed rank 14 warriors naked with a starting dagger is enough for him to sit on that number one spot forever.
Grim is another type of player. His movies is more of a “I shit on you, and now you’re on warcraftmovies proving my point.” His comments in his videos make him come across as a bit arrogant, but I guess it’s only for the entertainment. Also this was more of a Vanilla phenomenon, you wont see this as much in TBC or Wrath movies. Besides, I like the way he shits on his opponents!
Kenion is a god of editing and he also makes machinima. With great gear, tier 2,5 and a few tier 3 items, he’s also one who burst down his enemies. I did not watch his movies as much as I did with the other ones, but I remember being in awe of his play-style. This is enough for him to get that far up my list.
Meandro, probably the one I have watched the most. He managed to release 8 movies (all during vanilla!) in the series (Bring the Shadow) and 1 movie where he had just got his thunderfury and were dueling with it to show off. His play-style is to me kind of unique. He makes mistakes, he’s not flawless, but yet he recovers and ends up victorious. He has a lot of really good introductions to start off with, that sets the mood for the rest of the movies. He’s what I would call “an undead to the bone”.
HappyMinti‘s movie is footage from where he ganks (in lack of a better word) players that are higher level than him. The movie is old as a mammoth’s fart, and it’s impressive. It’s also really amusing to see all the mistakes being done at the time from some of his opponents. A classic!
Eryx is awesome. Nothing less than awesome. Awesome! Yet his movies wont make the top of my list, because it’s not the movies I spent the most of my time watching. I do remember him though, along with Perklunt, probably one of the top 5 rogues during Vanilla, skill-wise. So he has to get a spot.
Perklunt is tagging along with Eryx. You can’t make a list and not have those two names on it when you talk about Vanilla WoW and skillful rogues. A nice way to round off this list, having two of the biggest names around.
That concludes my list of PvP Movies from the Vanilla era. I had a blast putting it together, getting to reminisce the glory of level 60 game-play! Next in my Movie-bulk will be the movies from Burning Crusade, at which point the arena was introduced and the PvP movies flourished. I will probably spend even longer sorting my top ten on that list compared to this one.
I’m Nimbs, and I still think about my level 60 days once in a while.
I’ve been thinking of a topic for a new post for a couple of days now, and nothing struck me. I haven’t been playing as much recently, because of my exams that are starting. I’ve got one exam down and two to go. When I was playing I couldn’t get anything out of it, because of the lack of time, so I started a DK and I’ve been playing around with it.
I suddenly realized that I could post about Death Knights, or at least my DK. I quite like it to be honest. Zero downtime and to the extreme level at it. Chain pulling elites while leveling sounds quite bad-ass. And I’ve leveled both a Hunter and a Paladin to 80. Because I liked it so much (this far, I’m only at level 60), I decided to declare myself a closet DK.
So what is a closet DK? I generally hate Death Knights with a capital H in PvP. Them being able to live for so long while I get pounded by them as soon as my evasion and disarm is done. So I guess that a closet DK would be a person that hates DKs, yet still plays one on a semi-active basis.
I’m not sure how long I’ll play it, but looking at my alts at the moment, there is a Rogue at level 25, a protection Warrior at 69, a Warlock at 33 or something and a Shaman around 55. Then there’s the Death Knight, which I enjoy the most right now of all my alts. So in between gearing up my 2nd Rogue for Cataclysm leveling and level my 3rd Rogue, I can play my alts. I’m satisfied with my 1st Rogue as of now. I should probably try to arena a little with it, but that’s that. Getting ready for Cataclysm is my number one priority. It would be fun to have a Death Knight up there with the rest at level 80. Though I won’t change my main character from a Rogue to something else. I just like to have the opportunity to mix and match.
So there you have it, I am Nimbs and I am a closet DK!