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    The Raid -- Documentary Project

    Hey, I wanted to make the community aware of a project one of our authors has been at work planning over the last year. I won't do justice by trying to explain it myself, so watch this!



    If you feel you'd like to contribute to this, please check out The Raid's Kickstarter page!

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    How exciting! And I love your donor levels. I'm off to go share the link and check out the kickstart page.

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    GO KEV!!!!!!!

    (if you need more crew who will work for cheap *cough*)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Darksend View Post
    GO KEV!!!!!!!

    (if you need more crew who will work for cheap *cough*)
    ^this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thegreatme View Post
    ^this.
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    This will be awesome, donate if you are sitting on loads of money or just love great ideas. Good luck Loune!
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    Hey there! Thanks for the enthusiasm, guys . Very cool. The more you can spread the word, the better!

    Currently, I am actually looking for some help with animation. If you all know anyone who can help with some quirky/fun animation for a series of promo videos we will be doing in the coming weeks, I would love to connect with them.
    The Raid - A feature length documentary following the lives of a group of virtual raiders.


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    Love the idea and can't wait to see this in the works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanzer View Post
    Love the idea and can't wait to see this in the works.
    Give monies imo.
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    Oh dear, Louney's doing movies now? this should be interesting!

    Edit: Ooooh this might be very interesting! O.O
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    If his being the narrator I am gonna love, somehow he just drags you into it...

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    This is going to be an extremely interesting documentary, especially for the general public. There's a lot of stereotypes surrounding gamers in general and online internet gaming communities specifically. Most people simply don't understand how you can have such a close relationship with someone you've never met in person. It's a remarkable thing.

    Something I desperately hope the documentary touches on, however, is the de-humanizing effect video games and online games have on people. I think it's pretty safe to say that we've all seen people say things in trade chat in this virtual game that they'd never say to someone else in person. The failure to recognize someone as a thinking, feeling person is a very real problem and one that video games unfortunately contribute to.

    The reason I bring this up is because several months ago in Richmond, CA a fifteen year old girl was assaulted and gang-raped by other teenagers for nearly five hours while a group of onlookers stood by and recorded it on their phones. This is a symptom of a huge problem in our culture of sex, violence, internet, and video games. Grand Theft Auto, anyone?

    There are dozens of contributing factors, including horrible parenting, the failure of public schools, violence at home, abuse, drugs, violent and sexual movies and music, the ready availability of porn (If an adolescent knows how to use a search engine, they can find a porn site), and the de-humanization of the internet. Clearly no one should single out video games as the sole cause of horrible crimes like what happened in Richmond, but the gamer community *needs* to have an ongoing conversation with the general public, especially parents, about the affect games have on people. Even the issue of spending too much time with games, regardless of their content, needs to be discussed.

    Most importantly, we as gamers need to be honest with ourselves and with everyone else about what goes on online. Some wonderfully amazing events are shared, and wonderful, life-long friendships and relationships are formed every day in a place like WoW. But there's also the reality that people can be and are horrible to each other, take advantage of each other, and abuse each other every day. You might say that it's just like real life, only it isn't. The difference between trade chat and real life is the protection that internet annonymity gives, which enables people to say horrible things.

    The argument could be made that if you don't like what you see in trade chat, turn it off. That's fine, except that doesn't turn off the effect of what's already been seen. More importantly, we have to accept the logic that if we can be so influenced by internet interactions so as to create friendships (and in some cases romantic relationships that have lead to marriage IRL), then we can also be negatively influenced by the horrible things people say online.

    I'm glad the documentary introduction mentioned internet addiction. I sincerely hope that de-humanization is also included. The part that online video games have been playing in the decline of American culture is too big to not have a conversation about it.

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    Tankspot has been a very awesome resource for world of warcraft content information over the past few years for myself and many other users. However, I have never felt compelled to post a comment until now.

    This project sound pretty exciting. There has always been more to this thing of ours then just clicking buttons in an effort to rip down AI. I hope the team over at Kickstarter can pull this off and do justice to the community and team aspect of Raiding.

    I thoroughly endorse this endevor and will without a doubt be supporting the project.

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    Question.

    This sounds like an awesomely amazing idea!

    I do have a question, though.

    The donor status you get from backing with $50 or more, is it a timed "subscription" like from tankspot.com?

    I ask because I am planning on getting the 1 year to tankspot.com but might be able to swing the $50 backing on the film and kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

    (If this posts twice I'm sorry. -.- )

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    Hello Abernatheeee!

    The answer to your question is, "Yes." It is a timed "subscription" for one year of donor status on tankspot.com.

    Thanks for your interest in the film!
    The Raid - A feature length documentary following the lives of a group of virtual raiders.


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    kev check your pm's had some questions for ya.



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    Wow, this looks completely awesome!
    I shall spread the word to everyone I know on my server for sure, this is something I don't want to miss for the world.

    And according to the short prewiev clips, It gives you a real epic feeling about the raids and almost in a grade where It's more epic than participating in one (Well downing a boss after several tries is the best feeling period, ofc.)

    Even though I think the atmosphere in the small clips is just totally amazing and I can't wait to see more in the upcoming project!
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    So a bunch of people who raid, think the reason more people play WoW than anything else is because of raiding.

    Hmmm.

    Do a bunch of people who eat spaghetti think more people eat Italian food than Greek food are because of spaghetti? (I don't know if that's true, I'm just making up an analogy).

    What about the people who don't raid? Or am I the only one? What about the people that play the game for the lore (all the lore, not just the raid lore)? What about the people that just like to get on and hit instances, or level alts, or chat with friends? Do they not count?

    And I'm sorry, but $50 in this economy? Sure, why not. I'm sure there are lots of people who don't need to heat their houses this month.

    Not to rain on the parade, but I don't see the point of this. A bunch of people who like to raid, showing how much they like to raid? If they didn't like to raid, why do it? And I don't know who the audience for this will really be - the people who aren't playing the game won't care, the people that are playing the game and not raiding might, but aren't guaranteed, and the people who are raiding? Why would they watch a movie about raiding, when they could just log on and raid themselves (as several people said about the "Doom" movie a few years back, where there was a section that showed part of the movie from the perspective of the player. As people said - if they wanted to watch someone play the game, they'd just stay home and play the game.).

    I guess I'd just rather be playing the game, than watch someone talk about playing the game. And yes, that may be your lamp, but if you're in essence looking for backers for a film project, it really has no business being in a professional presentation.

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    I think you will be pleasantly surprised if you decide to watch it when it is done mhoram



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    Well it was interesting enough for you to write a half page of text about it...

    No but to be serious, I dont see the difference between doing a movie about this than doing a movie about any other type of hobby, for example football.

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