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Submitted by Tolkoto 710d ago | article

Epic! World of Warcraft completely re-created in Minecraft

GamesBeat's Sebastian Haley: Back in February we interviewed a 27-year-old U.S. grad student known as “Ramses” about his project that would bring the entire virtual world of Blizzard’s massively multiplayer World of Warcraft to Minecraft. Eight months later, that project has now gone into open beta and Ramses has shared some before and after shots comparing the actual World of Warcraft to its Minecraft counterpart. (Culture, Minecraft, PC, World of Warcraft, Xbox 360)

LouisGarcia  +   710d ago
I've seen countless videos of Minecraft -- at least an hours worth -- but have never played it. Some day I will.
darkronin229  +   710d ago
Crazy.
roblef  +   710d ago
Because actually playing in World of Warcraft isn't enough.
Bimkoblerutso  +   710d ago
I keep trying to convince myself I should be impressed. I know this must have taken a ton of time and effort, but....it's just not that impressive to me. It just seems like such an egregious waste of time.
DV_Bastian  +   710d ago
I've seen the "waste of time" sentiment before on this. I'm genuinely curious why you feel that way? Are you impressed by smaller feats in Minecraft (or LittleBigPlanet) such as the recreation of the Taj Mahal? Do you think it's pointless to grind for loot in Torchlight or Borderlands? If someone creates something that he/she and others enjoy, is it really a waste of anything?
Bimkoblerutso  +   710d ago
Perhaps "waste of time" wasn't the best phrase to use. I guess after seeing so many people recreate so many things in Minecraft, it just seems like grinding gears at this point.

Given that there's no degree of creativity involved with "recreation," making something like this in Minecraft seems to be more of a demonstration of the amount of time a person is willing to invest in the game, and that just doesn't impress me anymore.
GhostHero333  +   710d ago
incredible!
HK6  +   710d ago
"Once the parameters for the software have been set, the entire conversion process takes approximately 24 hours and requires no human intervention."

So they just used a program to convert it. Very unimpressive.
Nitrox  +   710d ago
"I developed software to convert the continents of World of Warcraft into Minecraft blocks..."

"I created a special program to help do this assignment, but selecting materials for all 10,000-plus textures in the game still required many hours of work."

He created custom programs to do the heavy lifting. Very Impressive.

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