Okay, I’ve done a great deal of work… as in a ton of work, not as in great work… making this video we’ve got today.
I wanted to try and make the best visual quality video I could, in the smallest file size, and still upload it to Youtube.
What we have here is a video that was encoded with DivX that you can download in it’s full size, high quality format directly from FileFront here.
I have also uploaded it to YouTube, so in the future you should be able to watch videos in both YouTube format, or in the larger, easier to read size via download.
The video is pretty self-explanatory. It’s a 9 minute romp through Dire Maul North to show you exactly how you can get to the Gordok Spirits to level your weapon skill.
The reason to do something like this pretty obvious to most people. When you are starting a weapon skill to level from 1 to 400, it can take as much as four hours of continuous swinging to get it done. Multiply that by 4 weapons, and include the fun of leveling Unarmed by fighting mobs that fight back… and it gets horrible. Especially for Feral Druids.
The other advantage, of course, to fighting a mob that never fights back and never dies is that you will not be logged off the server for afk so long as you are still in combat. So I have literally gone to bed at 35 skill in Two Handed Weapons, and returned at 400 the next morning… fighting bare knuckle because the weapon broke long before.
Oh, and while I’m on the subject… bring lots of vendor trash weapons, so that if one breaks on you, you have backup. 🙂
I have had a great many mishaps and editing mistakes, and format errors, and audio syncing issues to resolve in making this, so seriously… I hope that you like it. It was an incredible learning experience, and I’m leaning toward using this as my final method of making movies available.
The movie at FileFront is DivX format AVI… if you cannot watch it, you probably need to download the DivX video codec at www.DivX.com.
If for some reason the FileFront video does not appear nice and clear and the text readable to you, please let me know. I have seen it in Windows Media Player, in full screen version, and it’s almost as clear as when I’m playing the game.