First off.. so many people are all pissed off at Lore for his comment about women.. but I think they're taking it in the wrong context. I'm allowed to say this.. cause I'm a woman.
I've yet to meet a mediocre female player. They're either intensely good or suck and put no effort into becoming better. This rings true for males too, but more often than not, you can find an entire guild of mediocre males.. I dunno. I get what Lore meant when he said that. Same about being really nice or a total bitch. It's called PMS. Get over it. One of my good friends in game puts on airs as being a total bitch.. she's also the most awesome person I know. (Sorry Alli, you know it's true. :P No cankles this week if yr lucky *grin*)
A lot of people have been giving scores on the documentary. Okay.. 7/10. If there was anything that I'd change, it would be similar to what Valiar above me said.. more about who they really are. Like, Lore is married (right?) and Fearwards is in a long term relationship. What kind of work do they do? What about kids? Do they play with their spouse? With their kids? We make it a family thing in my house. We may not RAID together, but we do PLAY together. My husband has yelled at me and called me an idiot plenty of times. :P
I think focusing on a single group somewhat limited things, but since it was only supposed to be a 10min lead-in to begin with.. I think the job of putting it all together was quite phenomenal. However, and I say this from my own view, if I hadn't started playing as a gift to my husband, this video wouldn't have changed anything. We met playing MUDs 20years ago.. I get the social and gaming aspect. I never really understood how he could deny his children or me "special" time, simply because he had to raid. This documentary wouldn't have changed my views. Now that I also raid, I get it. As a woman, I can probably explain it better to both our friends and family. Men tend to lack the ability to truly explain why being there all 4 nights for 3 hours straight is more important than picking the kids up from swim practice.. or ultimately, having sex with your partner. (Yep, I said it.)
I think the documentary will give much insight to people who have no gaming background whatsoever, but it will eventually open up a ton more questions.. and a THE RAID II (as was mentioned lightly in the commentary) will most likely be needed. I hope that Kevin will open his mind to more of the other internal aspects and not simply think about the huge 3 top raiding guilds in the world etc, that he mentioned in the end commentary. I think there's potential for more eye-opening. As well, he will find that those top guilds tend to have the no-life that he's trying to prevent people from thinking gamers have. I don't think it will put a positive spin on things.. but if he gets the time and money.. I surely do hope he can find out and make changes along the way.
For one of the first videos that positively displays WoW and gaming, I must give props where they're due.
Thanks Lore, Cinder, Fear, etc. for taking the time to work with Kevin on this amazing project.