WoW Moviewatch: Cloud 9

We covered this machinima about two years ago, but the video remains one of my favorites. The music is light and heart-warming, and the video has a beautiful, ethereal quality that helps reinforce the lyric's message. Zimtower really did amazing work with Cloud 9; this is still one of the best music videos I've seen. Zimtower was experimenting with several new 3-D techniques for the animation, and I think the result was astounding.

I think one of the most amazing things about this video is that it still feels current. Sure, gnomes and gryphons aren't distinctive parts of Cataclysm, but I don't look at Zimtower's graphics and think "old." I think the same things I always have: This video is beautiful and oddly inspiring.

Editor's note: This might be one of Gray's favorites, but in reality, this is the best WoW video of all time. It has raptor claw-like dancing.

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This article was originally published on WoW Insider.