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In Search of Fan Videos

One of the easiest ways to explain the complexity of what occurs in MMORPGs is through fan videos (especially to non-gamers). They offer compact, visually engaging distillations of what would take many words to explain. To that end, I am trying to compile a set of high quality fan videos (in terms of content and video resolution) that document the many interesting social phenomena that emerge in MMORPG environments.

Please email me links to videos with the subject "MMORPG Fan Videos". Submitted links can be in the following categories or any particularly meaningful videos you have come across. I will then include them on this page for other readers and for reference.

Submitted video links may be raw footage or edited footage, but in either case should have decent resolution. Submitted links should be to videos with both good content and visual appeal. The goal is not to create an exhaustive list, but to have a selection of great fan videos.

1) Memorials / Tributes. Footage of memorials or tributes to real life events or real people.

- Teletha's Memorial (DAoC)
- Remember (DAoC)

2) Combat/ Raid / RvR. Footage that showcases the complexity of the organizational and leadership skills needed in a large group combat or large scale raid.

- Drakulv Executioners (DAoC)

3) Funny Moments. Footage of hilarious moments or occurrences in the world.

4) Scripted Play / Music Video. Edited footage that uses the MMORPG as a stage for a music parody or scripted play.

- Ice Ice Baby (SWG)
- Go Beyond (E&B) - use DivX player to open
- Justice (CoH)
- Come As You Are (DAoC)
- Drunken Scottsman(DAoC)
- Has Anyone Seen My Corpse (EQ)

5) The Complexity of Play. Footage of how game play involves a lot of work. Crafting professions (such as in SWG) would be great examples.

- Building a Pyramid (A Tale in the Desert)


Comments


you can get a full supply of dark-age-of-camelot-videos from:

ftp://aqe.campus.luth.se

or try searching ed2k-network for "daoc-video"

:)

Posted by: straylight on July 13, 2004 4:26 AM

There's a nice video montage of a recent event in "A Tale in the Desert" at this URL - it documents a group of 100+ players assembling an army block pusing machines, and building a huge pyramid over the course of about 3 weeks. Very representative of the spirit of the game...

http://atitd.uttley.info/PoMW.zip

Posted by: John S. on July 13, 2004 5:21 AM

Coffey(I think) did a bunch of Parodies of songs/movie scenes/D&D that were hosted on camelot.allakhazam a while back, you could see if they still have em.

Posted by: Noah S, AKA Bluethane of palo on July 13, 2004 9:17 AM

1v1 Player vs Player:
http://vnfiles.ign.com/camelot/videos/july2004/memorial.avi

PvE: 16 people small group
http://s94333175.onlinehome.us/DAoC/apex/movies/Apex1.avi


enjoy

Posted by: Jon on July 14, 2004 8:54 AM

I'll try to locate some better raid videos for you to showcase that involve more then 16 people. Either that or I'll end up making another video for this purpose and for you to take a look at.

There is a ton of stuff out there just have to find it.

-jon

Posted by: Jon on July 15, 2004 5:35 AM

Found a couple parody DAoC vids

The streak
http://vnfiles.ign.com/camelot/videos/streak.wmv

Drunken Scottsman
http://vnfiles.ign.com/camelot/videos/scottsman.wmv

Posted by: Jon on July 15, 2004 6:06 AM

Ice Ice Baby (SWG) - Wow, very nice video

Posted by: Dyna'T on July 15, 2004 9:23 AM

One comedic video is a flash animation, to the toon of the comedic song "Has anyone seen my corpse?" by electric funstuff:

http://www.guildmirage.com/has_anybody.htm

The following link has misc. videos from the PS2 MMOG Everquest: Online Adventures

http://www.hodstock.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=MostPopular

Posted by: Zabuni on July 18, 2004 11:12 PM

This page has got links to some FFXI videos, some are music videos, others are videos from NM battles and weapons skills. Most of the music videos are pretty good.
http://home.comcast.net/~jnixon16/videos.htm

Posted by: Sofia on July 21, 2004 12:15 PM

If you're going to download the E&B video "Go Beyond", make sure that you have the DivX player, and then rename the file with a .divx extension.

I created this using the DivX codec, and I couldn't persuade them to change the extension once it was posted.

Barry Kearns (aka VekTor)
barrykearns@qwest.net

Posted by: Barry Kearns on July 24, 2004 2:52 PM

Heya, i made the Ice Ice baby one . i have a bunch of other ones at
http://www.windspireentertainment.com

including:
Fetts Vette
Cheeky Cheeky
Helios Men
Baby Got Back
Garritt DDR
Garritt DDR2
Pretty Fly for a Jedi
and a few others

Posted by: Balgosa on July 29, 2004 2:34 PM

M CORP did a good player made EVE-online video, showing station interiours, site seeing, pvp, mining, and their corp members avatars: I think it showcases the game quite well.
You can find it: http://myeve.eve-online.com/download/videos/Default.asp?a=download&vid=106

And other eve videos can be found at:
http://myeve.eve-online.com/download/videos/?type=5

Posted by: zebby on August 4, 2004 5:09 PM

Seen the demise of E&B within a matter of hours, and the amount of work people have been making of video footage, there should be good video material soon at Http://WWW.EBportal.com

Search the site for footage and youll find why we all cried at the end.

Posted by: Kreng on September 21, 2004 6:04 PM

The guild Mirage (also responsible for the "Has anybody seen my corpse" video) has a number of EQ related movies at their site. They have a very good flash animator

http://home.att.ne.jp/surf/mirage/

The 'old file server' has CCH and HASMC videos, while the newer movies are linked along the side. Love your research

Posted by: Kylinee on October 7, 2004 3:22 PM

well,this site hasn't been touched in a while

i remember the paradies on alakhazam,but :'( thier gone,and i miss them. Yes,there were the ones by coffe(?) with the D&D spoofs,drunken scottsman,the bridge(monty python),and a bunch more.......well the point is....i miss em.....and if anyone can find them.....please post it here................please

Posted by: traquair on June 23, 2005 6:28 PM

hey good stuff, ever since the update for DAOC catacombs i cant play :( so if u can give me info on finding movies be verry helpfull ;) contact me at salter2000@rogers.com THX

Nervanna, trist, Ultra Violent Guild

Posted by: SpAzZ on June 27, 2005 3:18 AM

I have the "Holding Out for a Hero" Dark Age of Camelot movie somewhere in backup... and I also remember the Scotsman video as well as the Knights of the Round Table video for DAoC as well. If anyone knows where to find these, please email me!

Posted by: Avelynmyre on February 3, 2006 5:10 PM

Does anyone know where I can find that old DAoC video with Papa Roach's 'Last Resort' playing and the Albs are making fun of Kugnar? I'd really appreciate it thanks a lot.

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