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World of Warcraft Videos: World of Warcraft - 1st Impressions with Ripper X (6:08)

Ripper heads into the magical World of Warcraft for a basic run down of the game, character creation and his initial 1st impressions.

Ripper heads into the magical World of Warcraft for a basic run down of the game, character creation and his initial 1st impressions.
Duration: 6:08
Views: 4,684  34 comments
Game: World of Warcraft
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SouzetsuAeri writes:

This is the first time I have heard of Ripper X. Now does his voice always sound like that?

Nice video. The actual gameplay portion was way too short even for a first impression.

Mon May 09 2011 11:59AM Report
redrip writes:

Hi Ice,

Thanks for the kind words friend.  I agree the video was too short, but again it's merely a quick 1st impressions video, showing the bare basics of the game.  I plan on doing more videos to cover more footage and gameplay in the near future. Anything you would like covered in WoW please let me know. :)

All the Best,

Ripper X

Mon May 09 2011 12:35PM Report
Holyfleadip writes:

If you want a proper first impression of an MMO, then go to MMOHut,  by, Omer Altay.   He gives a 10-15min in game preview, then provides a detailed review including system requirements, listed pros and cons, etc.....

http://www.youtube.com/user/MMOHut

This first impression video was too pathetic MMORPG.  Please don't make this site look bad with such weak material.

Mon May 09 2011 1:34PM Report
Holyfleadip writes:

P.S.

R.I.P. Ripper and don't do this again.

Mon May 09 2011 1:36PM Report
SuperXero89 writes:

I really don't understand the point of these videos.  They're so basic that you don't learn a thing you didn't already know by reading the back of the game box.  Check out MMOHut's youtube channel for proper first impressions videos.  Each video ranges 10-15 minutes, and though he mainly takes a look at F2P titles, he does P2P free trials when he runs out of free games to try out.

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/MMOHut

Mon May 09 2011 1:47PM Report
alextodo writes:

I`m sorry but MMOHuts 1st Impressions are horrible. Sometimes Omer sounds like he has no clue about what he is doing and he tends to spout a lot of false information.

If I would have based everything on MMOHut , I would not have touched any MMO.

Mon May 09 2011 1:58PM Report
Goddwynn writes:

Really,

Mon May 09 2011 3:29PM Report
bezado writes:

This was terrible, what was the point of this video?

Mon May 09 2011 3:29PM Report
black_isle writes:

The issue is the things you talk about are main staples of basicly every mmo out there so what's the point of doing these for individiual games? You say things like you get to build your character, you get xp, items bla bla.... really?

Mon May 09 2011 5:22PM Report
kjempff writes:

Well that was as basic as it gets, a good teaser for those who have no idea what a mmorpg is. For those who have a clue and want to know something about wow, it holds no useful information.

Mon May 09 2011 5:52PM Report
kjempff writes:

I suggestion would be to level a character to max and take us with you on the journey, talking about details but also covering the big view. Then at max level, get a little raid or other end game experience, and sum up the "endgame" experience.

Probably too much work for a review, but remember this is a site dedicated to mmorpgs, we know what a mmorpg is, what we want to know about a new game is more the specifics. I could be wrong.

Mon May 09 2011 6:00PM Report
discopete writes:

After the hilarious 1st impressions video of LotRO, I sought out some or Mr. X's other videos and <3'd them.  This video doesn't have as much humor as the LotRO or the Mount & Blade mod videos that you've done :(.  Maybe this is a different gig, but I'd love it if you could bring some of that humor into this.  The bit in your Mount & Musket video where you freak out about being able to play the flute had me tearing up!  Anyway, big fan.  Keep up the good work.

Mon May 09 2011 6:15PM Report
-Zeno- writes:

Noooo!  Darkfall 4TW Ripper, don't fall into the abyss of suckage called WoW!!

Mon May 09 2011 8:09PM Report
redrip writes:

I think a lot of people are misinformed about the 1st impression videos I'm doing here.  A 1st impressions video is merely a brief barebones approach showing generic gameplay, a bit of character creation and a select bit of footage.  This video isn't supposed to be in depth, it's literally a basic barebones 1st impression video which is what I'm here to do.  :)

@Discopete, thanks for the kind words friend, these videos are different from my youtube videos, but will consider adding that type of humor when the right time comes along.

@Zeno hahah, cheers m8, DF is a great game indeed, and I'll be back in that land soon enough.

To the MMOhut kids spamming their links, grow up.

All the best,

Ripper X

Mon May 09 2011 9:37PM Report
peteski123 writes:

Ripper, have you been in Cryo for the last few years ?, you seem to be doing first impressions of a few games that have been out for ages..  

Anyway,  you have a good way with the vids and makes me chuckle some ;)

Good luck

Tue May 10 2011 1:05AM Report
painbreaker writes:

A first impression of WoW in 2011... oO

so 5 years after I left WoW someone makes a 'first impression'...

I think I have to go 'Back to the Future!'.

Tue May 10 2011 7:23AM Report
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Tue May 10 2011 10:30AM Report
OReardon writes:

This is why age matters: An adult or mature person will realize the video is valid because kids move from being kids to being older kids. So for those of you who leaned to play the game 6 years ago when you were 8 or 10, there are kids who were 3-5 who weren't playing the game who might like an intro-video. I know it is hard for people utterly unable to see beyond their selfishness to realize that, so I am here to happily point that out to you. If you know about the game already, then "these aren't the droids you looking for, Move on."

Tue May 10 2011 10:31AM Report
peteski123 writes:

@OReardon

Before you get all high and mighty the point being made by Some is that as its an old game you will find a gazillion vids on youtube already so another new one on mmropg might not be needed as much. Has nothing to do with being Utterly Selfsih my friend. But thanks for the Preach..........

Tue May 10 2011 11:32AM Report
Gwing writes:

LOLOLOL his "warrior" his a pally actually...

Tue May 10 2011 12:37PM Report
redrip writes:

OReardon makes a valid point, well said.

@Gwing, a Pally is a warrior as well if I'm not mistaken. 

Tue May 10 2011 1:21PM Report
sudo writes:

This is horrible. Why is he keeping doing those?

Tue May 10 2011 2:14PM Report
Hrotha writes:

omg... what is this!?

Tue May 10 2011 5:05PM Report
Dameonk writes:

Dear MMORPG.com.  I think your website is broken.  There seems to be a video from 2004 that has been posted as news in May, 2011.  Please fix ASAP.

Thank you,

Dameon

Tue May 10 2011 7:59PM Report
Dinasty writes:

People who put X's in their names fail so hard.

Tue May 10 2011 9:39PM Report
marinrider writes:

First I would like to start off by saying it is unnecessary to have 1/3 of your video be the intro cut scene for the game.  I see that as a lazy way to get time and is a waste of my time.

The second issue I have is that it seems like you are just pulling terms out of nowhere.  For example you say WoW has an "advanced questing system."  Do you care to explain this?  I dont understand how its so "advanced."  You talk to a guy, gives you a task, you kill something, then talk to him again.  Where is the advanced part?  If you have backup for this part of my argument why did you not include that to explain what you were talking about.

Most of the info you give is general MMO info, which anyone coming to MMORPG.com already will know.  Most of the information you give has nothing to do at all with the game.  Not to mention you did not give me your impression so much as you just read off a list of what the game (or genere) has.  In an impression video I would expect you to tell me how you feel about the game, what you thought its flaws might be, and maybe how you feel about the game as a whole.  Instead, you give us a bunch of garbage such as what a PvP server is.

Finally, and this has been mentioned, you didnt even know the class you picked the second time around.

I honestly think you should stop making these videos or work to improve them.  Almost every single video that you have released to this site has been met with anger and disgust.  Most of the viewers believe you need to change how you do the videos, yet instead of reading the comments and actually trying what everyone is saying you simply digress and do the exact opposite of what we think would be better.  And maybe stop doing impression videos of old games until you have given us an impression of the newer games that most people havn't played or read about as much.

Tue May 10 2011 11:52PM Report
SloppyApe writes:

@marinrider and all the haters

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FIRST IMPRESSIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A first impression by somebody clearly means they don't know anything about the game. This is ENTIRELY different than an actual review; where they spend weeks on the game gaining knowledge. Mistakes are not only made with first impressions, but are expected.

Also, these people are assigned their projects. They do not pick them. So any BS about WoW being 'chosen' is a load of feces.

Wed May 11 2011 12:50AM Report
Osium writes:

First, if you name yourself dynasty and mispell it, you fail hard.

Second, Ripper is making videos he is asked to make, within the constraints of what they asked him to do. He didn't choose WoW, MMORPG.com asked him to do WoW.

As to the Paladin/Warrior thing. He was generalizing, that a Paladin is a warrior archtype. You may or may not agree with that, but he didn't actually confuse the classes.

To the MMOhut kiddies. Hows it feel to be #losing.

Wed May 11 2011 12:55AM Report
marinrider writes:

@SloppyApe I agree upon the definition of what a first impression is.  And it still goes back to what I was saying, mainly that he needs to either give us correct detailed information or work his videos differently.

For example, I would be content if he were to post a video of him talking about how he feels about certain aspects while playing the game.  Such as, "I feel this zone has some good ambiance, I mean look at this dwarf guy pounding his hammer on the steel." or "Combat feels very fluid and the UI is easy to interact with."   An impressions video should be an initial review of the game.  A simple first look.  What he did in this video was tell me what kind of servers there were, told me about the two factions, told me about the expansion, and then did not give me any impression of the game with the exception of the comment of how the game seems fluid (when he first spawns as a dwarf).

Also, I appologize for my comment regarding doing old games, I was not aware he was assigned. 

 

@Osium  I understand that a paladin can be generalized as a warrior.  But does that mean if he would have chosen a priest and called it a mage it would have been the same?  I'm just saying that he shouldn't go in and just generalize things for the sake of generalization.  I can understand if he were to generalize a skill or a bear as a pet, but when the name "paladin" is so obviously there it is hard to ignore.  Honestly though, I guess it doesn't matter at all in this case as we didnt even see him do anything on that character.

Disclaimer: I have not watched the MMOhut videos, nor do I plan to watch them in the next 72 hours.

Wed May 11 2011 1:32AM Report
marinrider writes:

Sorry for double posting, but I just saw this and had to post as it relates.

http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/580/feature/5209/Order-Chaos-Online-First-Look.html

The way the author writes this first look (*cough* first impression) is exactly how one should be done.  He writes about how he feels and what he sees in his initial playing of the game.  Then at the end, he gives a short summary of his opinion after the first look.  Garrett Fuller has writen quite a few good reads on this site and I think Ripper needs to start doing some homework at take something from the other staff members.

Wed May 11 2011 1:38AM Report
Osium writes:

No, he would have probably called a priest a healer.

There are four typical archtypes in these kind of games.

Warrior archtype.

Rogue/Archer archtype.

Healer.

Mage.

Wed May 11 2011 1:51AM Report
Tyrang writes:

Forget about ppl that just trolling you. I personally find that you have been improving compared to the last few. Not "great", but getting there. 

I think the next thing to work on is the content of your first impression. What is special about this game? What is good, and what is bad? What is funny and stupid about this game? I found some of the stuff you mentioned are redundant, and you can use that time to talk about something else.

I hate to say it, but there are a few very successful "first impression" ppl out there that you might pay attention on how they make their show interesting. The first come to mind is MikeB AKA Fony. He could do a impression vid on Everquest and no one will complain.

Anyways, keep up the good work and keep improving! ^^

Wed May 11 2011 1:58AM Report
Gwing writes:

@ redrip - - - - There is a big diff between war and pally man...only thing they have in common is they both weild meelee weapons but so do rouges,hunters,ect...

Wed May 11 2011 3:03AM Report
vvistovv writes:

i want to watch the vid but its just a blank grey spot of the background.  sometimes the player works, most times it doesnt

Wed May 11 2011 3:14AM Report
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