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Breakfast Topic: What quest chains can you imagine on the big screen?

Brandon Cox

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If there is one thing that I absolutely hate about being a film student, it is that I cannot escape being a film student. See a movie? Rip it to shreds mentally by dissecting every little detail. Read a book? Visualize it as a film in my head, and make changes to the text to support the cinematic format. Everywhere I go, everyone I talk to, everything I do -- all of it is viewed through "film goggles."

This includes World of Warcraft. When I heard that they were planning a film, I was understandably hesitant, yet nonetheless optimistic. While WoW's lore isn't the cream of the fantasy crop, it is undeniably a pretty decent collection of stories and mythology. It is, while not as vast as Tolkien's mythos, very expansive and covers a great deal of in-universe history. With all of this backstory, there are plenty of moments that would feel right at home on the big screen.

The problem is choosing just one. While it is likely that they will go for an original story, there are so many moments and stories in WoW's universe -- both the backstory and the in-game experience -- that would be wonderful to witness in the full majesty of the silver screen. Most every large quest chain that I complete, I envision as some sort of film. My personal favorite candidate is the Cipher of Damnation chain. It has all the makings of an epic fantasy tale -- massive, world-threatening conflict (the elements and their unrest); the revelation of a grander scheme (Kael'thas having the Cipher at his disposal); a family with issues intertwined within the larger narrative (Oronok Torn-heart); an intense, heated finale (Cyrukh); and most importantly, one of the most scenic and (in its own way) beautiful settings the game has to offer.

When you play WoW, do you imagine the story on the big screen? What chain would you want to see Hollywood take on, assuming that they'd do it justice?

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