Two teams compete to build World of Warcraft-inspired motorcycles, and the winning design will become an in-game mount.
World of Warcraft players can be very particular about their mounts, and motorcycle lovers are no different. Blizzard is bringin the two together in Azeroth Choppers, its new weekly web series. Blizzard Entertainment has teamed up with Paul Jr. Designs, the motorcycle design company known for its work on the television series American Chopper, to create World of Warcraft-themed choppers. Two teams, one for the Horde and one for the Alliance, will compete to produce the best bike. The winning bike, selected by the World of Warcraft community, will be added as an in-game mount. The first episode of the series premieres today. The series will run for eight episodes, with new episodes airing on Thursday afternoons.
"In World of Warcraft for years, we've had bikes and choppers and trikes roaming all the different lands," says Sam Didier, Art Director at Blizzard and head of the Horde team. Introducing the project to Paul Jr. in the first episode, Didier says, "Our request today is one bike - Alliance, one bike - Horde, and then after these are all built we would let our community, our brothers and sisters in the World of Warcraft, decide which one has the most chops." Leading the Alliance team is Chris Metzen, Blizzard Entertainment's Senior Vice President of Story and Franchise Development. Three custom motorcycle experts from Paul Jr. Designs join each team for the competition.
The first episode shows off the basic frames that each team will be working with, a trike platform featuring tank treads and a tractor tire for the Horde bike and a massive but sleek motorcycle with imposing treads for the Alliance bike. I'm pretty partial to my Dreadsteed, but I can see my Warlock riding an flaming red-and-chrome chopper. What do you think of the bikes so far?
Source: Azeroth Choppers