TalkTyria Guild Wars 2 Video Bonanza!

It doesn’t need to be said that since the first Guild Wars 2 beta weekend event, the floodgates, as they say, have been opened. And by opened, I mean busted down with a swelling tidal wave of chatter, media, rants, and raves. But most of all, media. In the lull between events, fans are eagerly devouring everything the ‘net has to offer to ease the pain (I know I am).

Our lovely resident videographer, LoremasterKaae (you may have heard of this fine lass before) was hard at work filming and editing some of her adventures over the weekend.

Thanks to her efforts, we’ve (finally) got some fun videos on our youtube channel. I thought I’d point out a few of my personal favorites for you guys to take a look at, if you haven’t already:

Guild Wars 2 Crafting – Leatherworking
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GuildWars2 Machinima: Thoughts and Suggestions

A game’s community consists of a wide variety of aspects. Today I want to talk about a part of the extended experience offered by a game’s community: player-made videos. Otherwise known as Machinima. For years now YouTube and other video sites have been swarmed by videos of gaming footage, music video’s, series and even South Park episodes entirely created in-game. It allows players to enjoy the game in new ways as a self-sustaining part of community plus it offers free promotion to get your game out there.

Now the current development of GuildWars2 had me worried for a bit. There’s no way to unlock the camera angle at the moment and even other features such as spectator mode are still early in development or just under discussion. Wouldn’t it be cool to receive some freedom with the camera so you can really enjoy the environments around you, or get that perfect angle for your scene? Or maybe you want to show off a great kill you scored in a recent PvP match.

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New Videos, Future Videos

It’s been a while since I’ve done anything video-wise, mostly because I am a boring gamer and lame video editor.
I did manage to put together a Canthan New year vid, which is terrible but it was mostly me practicing Vegas 8.

As far as stuff I wanna eventually get done… my dance video, PT2, which is about 2 1/2 years late. And it sucks cause I was shooting to get it out on the 2 year anniversary of PT1, but that never happened.

I also wanna get together some GW pvp footage of PvP action, specifically Spirit Spamming in competitive missions, and beast mastery experimentation.

I’ve got a ton of footage wasting space on my harddrive of sooo much random crap. 55 monking, speed clears, and Zaishen elite ridiculousness in Guild Wars, and random bullshit from WoW.

Too bad I hardly have time to breath anymore.

Lasty, I leave you all with this hilarious IM convo from my friend Ben:

Ben: I was reading your blog, and i found something hilariously ironic.
Izzie: orly?
Izzie: was it a bad spelling error?
Ben: yeah, the way you harp on Varian all the time, makes me think you’re JUST LIKE HIM.
Ben: your posts are riddled with spelling errors
Izzie: uuuuuhhh what?
Izzie: ARE YOU CALLING ME RETARDED?
Ben: no no
Ben: according to you he’s anti-orc because he secretly loves them. i think you’re anti-varian because you have a crush on him.
Izzie: …WTF??
Ben: Don’t deny it! you pick on him like a 12-year-old schoolgirl in love!!!!
Izzie: YOU. ARE SO FULL OF POOP.
Izzie: I hate you forever.

Rise Up: Music Video

self plug:

a guildwars/wow video i made. Trying to break my ass back into the groove of video editing. so rusty. @_@ but alas, it recieved positive review so I’m happy.

Back from vacation, itching to do some guildwarsssing, since it’s been like. A week. As soon as JB gets his ass on. Woot woot.