One of the fun things I did for this project is create rich media in the form of gifs and videos. My plan was to create ambient/ASMR videos from different zones in World of Warcraft, focusing on what you hear, with the context of where you would hear it.
There are some amazing compositions and ambient sounds in the game, so there would be plenty of material to choose from.
For years I’ve had the game open whilst doing other things on my computer. When I was working, studying or creating, I would hear Warcraft sounds as a soundtrack to my day.
Sound vs No Sound
Quite often people have sounds turned off, or are too distracted by conversations with friends, but I think sounds and music are such an important aspect of world building that I felt it deserved to be highlighted in this way.
Streamers and gamers with a following, depend a lot on shareable content to be distributed in and by their communities. The content is often segments of streams and competitions, play-throughs, guides, but also ASMR.
ASMR had a really big community on Reddit at the time, and was highly watched content on YouTube and Twitch. Traditionally ASMR comes in the forms of soft whispers or sounds, however in my concept I wanted to put the ambient sounds that are in the game in focus.
I’m currently working on a small series, with new videos from World of Warcraft Classic Burning Crusade. Including my favorite sounds in the game; including Shattrath, Karazhan and Mana Tombs.