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First story-line Machinima in Guild Wars 2: "I Surrender"

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#1 tr1age

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 07:12 AM

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Tristan Pope, former Machinimist of titles such as "Frostshock" and "Not Just another Love Story", then turned Blizzard Entertainment cinematic-tist helping to direct such things as the South Park episode "Make Love not Warcraft", then turned... yeah still figuring that one out. >.> ANYWHOOOO my personal journeys aside...

I decided to re-create my FIRST EVER machinima video as well as first story-lined machinima video from World of Warcraft sooo many years back called "I Surrender".(link to the old video if you don't mind spinning and bad camera work)

Back then I created that video in the last 3 hours of the final beta weekend. I figured, hey, why not kick off Guild Wars 2, the first MMO since my Ultima Online days to make me all fuzzy inside again with an homage.

So with a little more time and some planning under my belt this time, 15 hours, 3 dedicated "actors"(loyal friends), a very understanding guild(Arcanix), and a hoarse voice from yelling at my monitor to get people to NOT resurrect our characters(as the game promoted) when dead...

You can read more and see some behind the scenes here:
http://alttabme.com/...-surrender.826/


I give you: "I Surrender 2012"



Edited by tr1age, 23 July 2012 - 07:14 AM.

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#2 KatiFitz

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:14 PM

Wow! That was beautiful. I hope you make more of these. :)
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:34 PM

It seems to get better every time I watch it...so many little details!
Great job bud, well worth the hours upon hours of work. :D
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:08 PM

Wow lol. Just wow.
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#5 Tenicord

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:16 PM

Fantastic! You have a new fan :P
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:46 PM

This is so sad.... but beautiful too! (Not sure if I should paste here happy emoticon, because I like this or sad one, because of the touching story.)
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:24 PM

Great job!
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:26 PM

Oo! I always enjoy machinima. I'm guess I've seen your stuff before. I can't watch the new video right now but I'll make sure to load it up this evening.

Great to see this stuff starting to be made!

Back then I created that video in the last 3 hours of the final beta weekend. I figured, hey, why not kick off Guild Wars 2, the first MMO since my Ultima Online days to make me all fuzzy inside again with an homage.

Fuzzies are a good thing.

Edited by Doctor Overlord, 23 July 2012 - 05:28 PM.

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#9 Zakis

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:21 PM

We should re-title this "How I spent my first day of beta" lol. In all seriousness though it was fun to make, and great to see the finished movie. I can't wait to do more.

To everyone giving feedback: Thank you for watching!
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#10 tr1age

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:56 PM

We should re-title this "How I spent my first day of beta" lol. In all seriousness though it was fun to make, and great to see the finished movie. I can't wait to do more.

To everyone giving feedback: Thank you for watching!


Zakis was the Male and had patience of steel with me to get the perfect fight scene with an NPC :P
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:08 AM

Just amazing. Especially with no first person camera.
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:25 AM

Zakis was the Male and had patience of steel with me to get the perfect fight scene with an NPC :P


It totally paid off though, that Death Blossom ability is soooo sick.
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:34 AM

enjoyed this video
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#14 tr1age

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 03:19 PM

Much appreciated :)
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:08 PM

Gets better every time I watch it. :)
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:01 PM

Jeez...I was hoping for a happy ending. Great work...really hope you can do some more of these.
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:30 AM

That was fantastic! Glad to see something so good come out of a beta :D
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:45 AM

Anet should watch this.
Man so full of emotions :(
QQ
GAHHHH
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Edited by XgreatArtist, 28 July 2012 - 11:06 AM.

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#19 Swickster

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:54 AM

im not generally into the whole "role playing" thing, but this was pretty damn good. Bravo sir.
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:37 AM

I enjoyed watching this very much! Thanks for the effort - looking forward to future movies!
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:04 AM

Whoa 15 hours. My hat's off to you.

Great job.
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#22 NuclearDonut

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:20 AM

That was awesome, I really wish there was a 1st person view, probably would have made your job a lot easier.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 02:17 AM

I'm not crying... shut up.... WOW that was amazing!!! Can't wait till you make more!!! Kudos!!
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:20 PM

Can anyone upload the video anywhere else but YouTube? It's blocked where I currently live!
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:50 PM

Can anyone upload the video anywhere else but YouTube? It's blocked where I currently live!


Damn Celine Dion being blocked in Germany! (try saying that with a straight face)
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:21 PM

I can't contain all these feels...

Great video.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:28 PM

Damn Celine Dion being blocked in Germany! (try saying that with a straight face)

Celine Dion? Leave me alone with this video! Go, go away!!!
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:05 AM

I never did post a follow-up after watching the video. Great job! It's terrific to see you doing machinima for GW2, I enjoyed your previous works. I always enjoy good machinima and now there's no worry about the quality bar not being set nice and high :)
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:02 PM

Normally not a big fan of these types of videos, but I must admit that was really good.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:22 AM

Beautiful. A little melodramatic, I think, but no less beautiful.

Of course, you realize... needs more Norn. :P
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