You know the Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing game, World of Warcraft? The one where the heroes of the Horde and Alliance level-up to take on raids and such, as well duke it out on a regular basis in PvP? Take that game, chibi-fy it a bunch, imagine that those heroes you choose to play having their own simple little lives, then throw in a healthy serving of Hilarity Ensues.
Like Star Crafts before it, Wow Craft (two words) is a Carbots Animation web series available either through Youtube or the Carbots Animation Website released on roughly a weekly basis. In each short little episode (they generally run only a minute or two on average), the focus will usually be on one of the faction characters from either the Horde or Alliance as they go about trying to complete the tasks/quests that the Warcraft world has handed down to them.
Wow Craft includes examples of the following tropes:
- Affectionate Parody: Of Blizzard's World of Warcraft.
- All Animals Are Dogs: Coyotes are already a pretty close relative to dog IRL, but Episode 2 makes it pretty obvious.
- Ambiguous Gender: The Blood Elf in 'Eversong Woods'.
- Autobots, Rock Out!: Episode 23, simply titled 'PvP', portrays mass world PvP as one giant Dragonforce-esque mosh of violence, complete with the Elite Tauren Chieftain rocking out on a pillar in the middle of the battlefield.
- Black Bead Eyes: Several of the faction characters will be seen with these such as the humans, as well as some of the creatures the faction heroes come across.
- Crossover: Episode 26 has the appearance of a StarCraft Battlecruiser being what shoots down the Exodar.
- Cuteness Proximity: The baby bears in episode 5 are just too cute for the Night Elf Hunter to kill for their pelts, so he decides to adopt them instead.
- Dissonant Serenity: Episode 34 has a low-level Night Elf walking through the chaos of a Horde raid group attacking Stormwind to hand in a quest, unaffected by the carnage because he's not flagged for PvP.
- Escort Mission: Making fun of WoW's slow escort quests, the mustache Human hero tries to escort another human out of a Troll village, but fails the quest at the last second due to the arrival of Tobrac's Horde group killing the mustache Human.
- Expy: Tobrac the Orc is basically this series' version of Bob the Zealot.
- Fantasy Character Classes: The heroes take on their respective classes of the game, such as Tobrac the Orc choosing himself to be the Warrior in the first episode.
- Hilarity Ensues: The premise of the series is to poke fun at how World of Warcraft is played. The hilarity comes from the heroes that the player goes off on a journey as now being actual people trying to make sense of the world around them.
- Naked People Are Funny: Episode 39 sees the Male Draenei run streaking through the Scarlet Monastery.
- Nothing Is Scarier: In episode 28, 'Eversong Woods', a Blood Elf goes to kill a boss for a quest, except the accompanying "guards" have been changed to be neutral, meaning they don't aggro on their own and just stand around smiling while the Blood Elf burns their boss to ashes. It's profoundly creepy.
- Player Versus Player: Tobrac tries to challenge a high-level Death Knight for beating the orc to a Peacebloom flower, but fails miserably. Later on, Tobrac joins a Horde group for the 5-part Warsong Gulch match against an Alliance group led by the mustache Human hero. Episode 23 is simply titled 'PvP' and is just a chaotic mass of flying numbers and rocking guitar music.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: The Night Elf Hunter hero found the baby bears too cute to kill for his quest.
- Sdrawkcab Name: Tobrac's name is, obviously, Carbot backwards.
- Shoulders of Doom: Episode 33, 'Get On My Level', takes this to absurd, satirical extents.
- Shout-Out: When Tobrac fights a surprisingly tough giraffe, the intro music of Street Fighter II plays and the scene reenacts the Attract Mode from the original version of the game.
- 'PvP' at 28 seconds in has a take on the Internet-popular segment from Saving Private Ryan wherein Private Ryan clutches his knees and screams.
- The Snack Is More Interesting: During 'Need For Greed', the party's forsaken warlock is more interested in the apple he's munching on than the boss they're meant to be fighting, not even being bothered to send his imp into battle. Just to emphasise what an asshole he really is when he ninja loots Tobrac's legendary axe from under his nose and disenchants it.
- Story Arc: 'Warsong Gulch', a 5-episode long arc about a capture the flag battle between two teams on the eponymous battleground.
- 20 Bear Asses: 'The Quest For Tooth' lampshades the inherent absurdity of this trope as Tobrac, tasked with collecting 20 hyena teeth, manages to kill nothing but hyenas that inexplicably don't have any teeth.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: In 'Need For Greed' after doing most of the hard tanking work to bring down a powerful enemy, Tobrac rolls an impressive 93 on the loot roll for the legendary axe it drops, while his party's rogue and mage are happy to let him have it. After a brief and happy montage of the fun times he imagines he's going to have with his new weapon, Tobrac is brought back to earth when the Jerkass forsaken warlock (who did nothing in the battle anyway) rolls a 100, takes the axe (which he has absolutely no use for anyway) and breaks it down into dust right in front of Tobrac's eyes.