The Perfect Mashup: Mine of WorldCraft

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The Perfect Mashup: Mine of WorldCraft

I'm actually surprised it took this long for someone to put WoW in Minecraft.

Possibly the two biggest titles in PC gaming right now are Minecraft and the still-popular juggernaut of World of Warcraft. Both are massively multiplayer games (or at least Minecraft can be), and both involve exploring a huge world and encountering creatures. The similarities pretty much end there, but crafty YouTube user Haasth22 did an excellent job lampooning World of Warcraft by "blockifying" the character creation process, the useless killing of poor little wolves and the failure of a group to tackle the Deadmines before the instance even begins.

There's a lot of detail in the Mine of WorldCraft video so make sure you watch it in 720p HD quality if you can. That's the only way you can read the hilarious text describing the night elf race: "Night Elves are basically evolved Trolls, and if in-game statistics are anything to go by, their race will die out due to a shortage of males any time now." Hey, I used to have a male Night Elf priest. Not all of us dance naked on mailboxes you know!

The description of WoW's roles are just as funny. DPS classes can "Watch enemy health bars go down" while healers "Watch friendly health bars go up." The silliness of Tanks is perfectly encapsulated by declaring that "You can stand in front of enemies while being told how incompetent you are and then blaming it on the Hunter."

Sure, Haasth22's grammar isn't perfect, but his satire of World of Warcraft is spot on.

Thanks for the tip, DrStrangelove

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Seems pretty accurate. Especially the dungeon part.

Hey, hey, hey, I've been grinding all day long!
I could barely tare myself away to steal this song
Hey, hey, hey My Night Elf's supper strong
and I feel good
'Cause I've been grinding all day long

Hate wow but i would play this.

It's really impressive what people can do in Minecraft. I'm not a big fan of MMO's but I would give this a try.

I am actually surprised no one has thought of making World of Warraft into a Minecraft server.

Really, its not like it couldn't fit due to map size.

But why is it that when everyone sees a Paladin that they automatically assume he/she is a tank?

Isn't that what Warriors are for?

Heh. "You are a human, and you make up approximately 17% of the player base with no distinguishing features whatsoever."

Not a big fan of WoW but that right thar looks purtty fun.

How to Make a Game Mod for Beginners:

1. Choose game for modding.
2. Superimpose popular IP over it.
3. Bask in praise from mindless plebs.

Id buy that for a dollar.

old, dreadfull puns aside, the only thing i missed in the vid was some of the over-the-top luddy mounts that keep comming in.

- so a horse aint enough, is it ? Well, Fine! Have a rocket-cigar then!

I'd agree on the tank part but see, I was a good tank and I'd always get claims like "That was awesome!" and "I didn't honestly think a warrior could tank that!" Though hunters really should watch their own aggro as part of their class rules, especially on slow wind-up fights.

Very good satire. Very nice presentation. Definite win.

Remaking Wow in Minecraft... no. That wouldn't work terribly well. Not unless you use some nifty bukkit mods to allow players to travel between different servers. Even then, there aren't enough IDs to properly replicate all the items needed to support a decent grindfest.

Nope, overall too much work to be considered viable. Make a decent RPG mod and have fun with that.
I just love the nerdrage in the Yt comments..."OMG minecraft sux, pay monthly for a real game!!"

Kalezian:

But why is it that when everyone sees a Paladin that they automatically assume he/she is a tank?

Because there are only so many "right builds" that are accepted as viable and any deviation from that is considered heresy by the rest of the masses. If you want to have fun and play the character the way you want, you better look for another game or give up on playing in groups.

I thought World of Minecraft would sound a whole lot better.

People thinking world of minecraft sounds better never heard of the website famous for making it easy to hack the old creative mode, and actually downloading the game.

Eerily enough, this is almost a perfect interpretation of my first experience with WOW. Quit that same day and never went back.

Although for some reason, my dad is now playing it. Oh well...

I liked the race description for the night elves. So true... so true.

DeadlyYellow:
How to Make a Game Mod for Beginners:

1. Choose game for modding.
2. Superimpose popular IP over it.
3. Bask in praise from mindless plebs.

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Seriously though, I don't get why some people feel the need to pee all over other people's work. The guy made something fun and interesting that some people like. No reason to go all negative.

MajorDolphin:
I liked the race description for the night elves. So true... so true.

The Orks is a lot better...Such creative writing that man has, almost brought a tear to my eye...

OT: I would get this, easily xD

i dont think this is real...or real in the sense of what the video is getting on at. I dont think everything you see in the video is real ingame footage

I think a lot of the UI elements are superimposed on the screen, like the quest exclamation/question mark and the floating combat text

Still, pretty funny, and it definately looks as if its something that 'could' exist

Epic satire, well done flavour texts!

Kalezian:
But why is it that when everyone sees a Paladin that they automatically assume he/she is a tank?

Not everyone does.

That group "assumed" the paladin was the tank because the tank clicked the "I'm a tank" button for the dungeon queue.

Video is unfortunately accurate in that DPS plate-wearers will often queue as tanks because it's a shorter wait to find a group that way. -.-

Requires 'Mine of Worldcraft: That's a Very Nice Everything You got there' expansion to play this race.

Well played.

Greg Tito:
"Night Elves are basically evolved Trolls, and if in-game statistics are anything to go by, their race will die out due to a shortage of males any time now." Hey, I used to have a male Night Elf priest. Not all of us dance naked on mailboxes you know!

To be fair, a single Male elf in a population of 99 female elves generates 99 babies (and one seriously vitaman E deprived father).

A single female elf in a population of 99 male elves generates a booming tissue and internet economy before eventual extinction.

I'm sad that we didn't visit GoldWhoreshire in this. Otherwise that's some excellent craft.

rembrandtqeinstein:

DeadlyYellow:
How to Make a Game Mod for Beginners:

1. Choose game for modding.
2. Superimpose popular IP over it.
3. Bask in praise from mindless plebs.

Seriously though, I don't get why some people feel the need to pee all over other people's work. The guy made something fun and interesting that some people like. No reason to go all negative.

Some people feel threatened when they see another use imagination and effort to create something. Go figure.

DeadlyYellow:
How to Make a Game Mod for Beginners:

1. Choose game for modding.
2. Superimpose popular IP over it.
3. Bask in praise from mindless plebs.

It isn't even a mod, it's just a video.

TitsMcGee1804:
i dont think this is real...or real in the sense of what the video is getting on at. I dont think everything you see in the video is real ingame footage

I think a lot of the UI elements are superimposed on the screen, like the quest exclamation/question mark and the floating combat text

Still, pretty funny, and it definately looks as if its something that 'could' exist

I was thinking that maybe the sounds in the video were edited in. Except the footsteps and stuff.

Actually... if anything, the one thing to kill off Night Elves will be Night Elves themselves. Why? Look back through Azerothian history, pretty much 99% of every major disaster is related to them doing something in the first place to cause it. I'm surprised Deathwing didn't just smash up right out of Darnassus (or however their city is spelt) simply because a bunch of tree druids sung something backwards while in a formation closely resembling a pentagram.

Greg Tito:
"You can stand in front of enemies while being told how incompetent you are and then blaming it on the Healer."

Fixed.

I had to admit, that was pretty good.

I laughed.

Well you have to admire the work this dude put into it. I escaped WoW once (Thanks to my comp refusing to play it). I must never go back.

The dungeon part is really creepily accurate. How dare people want to learn the game right?

The two biggest time-sink games have just been combined
doesn't that make like a singularity of time wasting.

cursedseishi:
Actually... if anything, the one thing to kill off Night Elves will be Night Elves themselves. Why? Look back through Azerothian history, pretty much 99% of every major disaster is related to them doing something in the first place to cause it. I'm surprised Deathwing didn't just smash up right out of Darnassus (or however their city is spelt) simply because a bunch of tree druids sung something backwards while in a formation closely resembling a pentagram.

Thats what I like to think happened.

Its like WoW is a sitcom and Night Elves are the relief efforts for puns and punchlines.

How do you people not understand, all they did was time UI pictures to pop out

I can only say; I like this video

Ser Imp:
Hey, hey, hey, I've been grinding all day long!
I could barely tare myself away to steal this song
Hey, hey, hey My Night Elf's supper strong
and I feel good
'Cause I've been grinding all day long

Nooo, noooo!

It's in my head again! XD

OT: I saw this before, it was pretty funny. Still liking the Pokemon mod better though :D

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