World of Warcraft was an unsettling political issue as far as filmmaking goes. And I think a lot of the rewriting that took place during the process of the production process WoTLK Gold, was really, really difficult and at times depressing" He says. "Just being forced to make compromises and changes just due to the politics and the nature of that film. It was an emotional rollercoaster. But I've benefited from it and I've grown more mature and capable of handling such situations because I've had to go through it. But at the time I felt quite traumatized."
At the core of the matter, Jones believes, was trouble at Legendary Pictures, the studio responsible for the production of World of Warcraft . "It was mainly studio politics. The thing is, Legendary was a turbulent period while we were making World of Warcraft ," the director claims. "They were associated with Warner Bros. They quit Warner Bros. and joined Universal. They were sold to Wanda, this Chinese conglomerate. They were replaced or lost many of their production staff in the middle of our film."
Jones emphasizes the importance of the World of Warcraft brand to Blizzard which is the studio that created the game. "We also worked with Blizzard who were extremely cautious about what transpired when the movie was released because their main source of income was the game World of Warcraft , which brought in billions of dollars per year for Blizzard," he explains. While he acknowledges the movie's returns would likely have been "small potatoes" when compared to what Blizzard makes from subscriptions to the game, it was still extremely cautious about its brand. "It was really a very politically active landscape," he says.
Still, the experience of making World of Warcraft hasn't necessarily turned Jones off to doing approaching another huge-budget film. However, he'd certainly consider the matter in a different fashion cheap WoTLK Gold. "I'm significantly wiser," he says.