Cormac Kelly made the above short film about four Irish WoW players, called Avatar Days. It’s basically a short look into their lives and why like playing WoW, but it’s done by following the four players around Dublin, then replacing then with their in-game avatars. Its not the most mindblowing of concepts or executions, but it is kind of neat to see warlocks and taurens (feel free to correct me if I’m wrong) taking the bus and operating forklifts. Oh, and it’s always nice when documentaries make nerds look like reasonable, if slightly odd, people and not mouthbreathing social misfits. (Via Cinematical)
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