World of Warcraft as one of the most successful MMOGs has been subject to many a fan-made creation，be it art, story, or film. Machinima in particular is perhaps the most enjoyable though as those of quality craft can truly encapsulate the imagination and present an already popular world in an entirely new light. Of all types of WoW-machinima though, music videos tend to be the most prevalent style. If you’re new to the game these videos might provide you a glimpse into an inaccessible time now gone, and if you’re new to machinima it might spark a desire to seek out more. As such, I’ve chosen a list of five of the absolute must-see fan-made WoW machinima.
1. Ulduar: Defiance by Atraira
Atraira made a number of videos during The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King eras, and in my opinion, Ulduar: Defiance (Part one, two, and three) is the crowning achievement.
2. Shake That：by Baron Soosdon
This is one of my all-time favorite WoW machinimas. Baron Soosdon is a bit of a legendary figure among WoW machinima creators, though as far as I can tell this is one of his least known projects.
3. Tanked a Boss by William Skot
The parody lyrics are clever, easy to understand, and the singing is okay.
4. What Would Warchief Garrosh Do? By Irdeen, Matt Greenberg, and Sean Beeson
This SouthPark parody video was done for the 2010 Blizzcon Machinima contest and references both the film and the fact that in the original South Park WoW episode the boys played Alliance.
5. The Ballad of the Noob by Waste of Aces
It’s a Johnny Cash-styled folk music ballad about a bold level one human player who, thanks to a combination of luck and plucky perseverance posessed by only the widest-eyed of innocents, manages to sock it to a max-level undead player.
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