Wrath of the Gnoll King was an entry into Alienware's Rise to Power contest by Necka and Kiroshi. Not only is it a great video in its own right, it also features some shenanigans by everyone's favorite boss mob: Hogger. This video was inspired by a similar story line in Dark Legacy Comics, and it actually is the second machinima to share that source material. The first was A Day In The Life by X-Cross for the BlizzCon 2009 machinima contest. I think it says a lot about the quality of that web comic that it's inspired multiple machinima makers.
In quick summary, Wrath of the Gnoll King tells the story of a band of NPCs that is tired of the player tyranny. Led by Hogger, they take arms against their sea of troubles, eventually even going so far as to topple the ultimate bad guy. The video is gorgeous to watch, showing off Necka's incredible machinimation skills. I would have liked to see more interactions between the NPC cast, but time limits keep such things from being possible. Ultimately, it was a great movie and will probably be a fun one to go back and re-watch from time to time.
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This article was originally published on WoW Insider.
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