Gen Con 2010 has concluded but we would have to give our kudos to one of the rising stars of the gaming industry. They might not be Solid Snake, Link, Gordan Freeman or Master Chief but they have provided us gleeful entertainment with their short drama series based on the MMORPG(Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) World of Warcraft. Our team, being a fan of the Guild, was looking forward to their presence at Gen Con 2010. Though we were unable to get a hands on interview with the members of the guild, we were able to shoot one of their interviews with the general public. For those who know the Guild and want to watch the interview, scroll down. For those who don’t know what the Guild is, read on.
The Guild consists of a group of MMORPG addicts who have taken the game so seriously that the game has started to influence their real lives. The story is mostly told from the point of view of Codex, a healer for the guild called ‘Knights of the Good,’ played by Felicia Day, who is an insecure, nervous but innocent person. It is extremely hilarious and entertaining watching the Guild interact with each other and face with virtual and real life obstacles as a team and/or individuals. The humor mostly appeals to people who understand the concept of how addictive and influencing MMORPGs can get. With MMORPGs like World of Warcraft – having over 10 millions players – they are able to generate a substantial audience. However, anyone with basic ‘nerdy tendencies’ can also end up in fits of laughter after watching this. The episodes are generally between 5-10 minutes long but they are loaded with fun filled jokes which will only make you crave for more.
Right now, the Guild is a low budget production due to the lack of funding. However, thanks to the help from their loyal fans and sponsors, the Guild has released three seasons and are right now releasing season 4. For those of you who aren’t fans out there, you can buy their combined season 1 and 2 DVD for $19.95 and season 3 DVD for $13.45. Season 2 and 3 are also available in HD quality. Furthermore, you can watch Season 1 to 3 for free on youtube at the Guild channel and access them at iTunes Store(with their first episode free!) Their website also allows you to watch season 4 as they release newer episodes.
We are all excited to know what is going to happen next as Codex, Vork, Tinkerballa, Zaboo, Bladezz and Clara combine once again and tackle issues that influence their lives while maintaining the guild. Will Codex be able to save her reputation in the guild? Will Zaboo be able to get Codex’s love? What about Bladezz and Tinkerballa? Is Clara going to keep her family intact while maintaining relationships with the guild? What does Vork have planned for the guild? Like all of you fans out there, we are certainly hooked up to the Guild!