Mists of Pandaria is one of the best WoW cinematics, and certain Malaysian hospitals seem to agree.
WoW Wednesday: Mists of Pandaria Cinematic Discovered on Eternal Loop in Malaysian Hospitals
For many World of Warcraft veterans, the seminal first trailer has a lot to answer for. Many a life submitted to the power of WoW when we first laid eyes on the beautifully rendered races of Azeroth as they duked it out in the announcement cinematic. But we deserve some slack, CGI was still novel and exciting in the olden days.
Since then, however, WoW cinematics have continued to be visual delights. Though fans find themselves bickering over the narrative content (among many, many other things), few can deny that Blizzard are past masters at making them look pretty.
And we hope that the visitors of certain Malaysian hospitals share that sentiment. Because a recent Reddit exchange seems to have unearthed an unusual trend: the Mists of Pandaria trailer is playing on repeat on their TV screens. And has been doing so for at least six years.
Of course, this isn't necessarily a bad thing. The MoP trailer is a great watch, packed with all the action, intrigue and comedy that we loved from the golden days of WoW. But it does raise a few questions, not least of which being 'why'? After all, if this was some kind of ad deal with Blizzard, has nobody told them that the expansion was released a decade ago?
One commenter on the original post posits the most likely theory. After clarifying that they have seen the same animation on a loop at their own local hospital for nearly six years, u/aimlessart stated: "Most likely that when it was first setup by the same contractor they thought it was cool animation to add for entertainment, never to be updated again ever since."
But it's apparently not just WoW cinematics that have been providing background entertainment for public spaces. Another commenter also mentioned that their hometown botanical conservatory had been playing the chiller zone soundtracks from Wrath of the Lich** King on repeat for years after the expansion had launched. Conspiracy theorists might say that this was all part of Blizzard's plan, and there's a reason we're all hopelessly drawn to World of Warcraft** when we're out and about.
Regardless, Mists of Pandaria is one of the more beloved WoW expansions, with many on tenterhooks for the somewhat far-off release of MoP Classic. So we're more inclined to believe that there's a WoW playing contingent of contractors out there simply paying homage to their favourite game. And we approve.