“The Raid” Is On

13 March, 2010

Congratulations to Kevin Michael Johnson, Tankspot, and The Raid for reaching their funding goal over at Kickstarter with almost an entire month before the deadline. This is an exciting project for the raiding community and I’m sure it’s going to be great.

I detailed the origins and goals of this project in a prior post, so I won’t rehash it all. For more information, visit Tankspot.com or JoinTheRaid.com. Below is the latest preview video from The Raid.


Join “The Raid.” A WoW Documentary

1 March, 2010

Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived by unity. –Vince Lombardi

It’s been a difficult week of raiding so I thought I’d post a little feel-good piece.  My first few posts on boss tactics aren’t quite ready yet (it turns out it’s difficult to explain things without pictures and I need more pictures!).

I recently came across an interesting project that has been backed by Tankspot and got some publicity out there in shoutcast/podcast space on Blue Plz!  A New York film-maker by the name of Kevin Michael Johnson is directing a short documentary on social gaming, WoW, and its culture. For those of us that put a significant amount of our free time into WoW, the theme of this film really hit home.

From The Raid:

Raiding and, more generally, social gaming is something that has become more and more popular over the past couple years.  Everything from WoW’s explosion on the gaming scene to the emergence of browser games like Farmville on Facebook shows that this type of entertainment is something people are really interested in.

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