Royal I.d.P. Essploring Fundation

The world has no limits, neither do our egos


The Von Mortekai manor has finally modernized it self. We have the gnom-o-TV! Well, it is colourless and it breaks down every two hours, even if our most talented engineers are actively working to improve the system.

But that did not stop our essplorers from filming themselves in long videos of essploration, but I let you discover that below. Good viewing !

RIdPEF videos

Coffee Induced Dreams

On April 25th 2010, the RIdPEF decides to start a big project : a video of about twenty minutes, in order to show the creative side of this community. A little like a machinima, a little like a technical demo, a little like Snoman or the MC-Addicts videos. In short, breaking WoW for a purely aesthetic purpose.

Over the Mists

Director : feangren

Once upon a time, there used to be a greaaaat manor who was in the middle of nowhere. Its inhabitants were... strange. They were very brave, always ready to go on an adventure. What they loved beyond anything else, was to travel, everywhere in Azeroth, and especially where no one has been before them. When new horizons were discovered, they were the first ones to be there to walk everywhere, to see if they could find fancy things.

Point of View

Point of View

Director : Zhao

Point of View is an exploration movie filmed during the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. Its goal was to be a tribute to every single explorer.

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Across the Horizon

Director : Zhao

Across the Horizon is the new essploration film by the RIdPEF. As for Point of View, it was created with the help of the whole community : many members have sent videos, and Zhao has accepted to produce the film with what has been gathered.

RIdPEFians videos

Wizard's Trip

Wizard's Trip is an exploration film made by Wizard Trokair from The Royal IdP Essploring Fundation. Everything shown here was filmed on US-Blizzard server Lightninghoof. The music comes from my personal vinyl record collection and I focused on the bass. Turn up your sub-woofers!

dark side of wotlk

Dark Side of WotLK

Thanks to this film created at the beginning of wotlk, Zhao wanted to promote again exploration videos.

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Kalimdor Exploration

Four months of work were necessary to Valiendra to complete this full exploration of Kalimdor, made before Cataclysm to keep a record of the old world.

azeroth essplo

Azeroth Exploration

Following the Kalimdor Exploration video, Valiendra made a second film on the Eastern Kingdoms.

Into the Dream

feangren brings you a 7 minute video about the Emerald Dream, existing in the game since it was launched.

A Warlock's Journey

This film is a project which was started after achieving a short 10mn exploration video (which is by the way the first part of the film). The video was quite popular, so it was turned it into a real film, developing the plot of the first episode.

A Paladin's Journey

After A Warlock's Journey, Khamúl is back with A Paladin's Journey !

Lost in Kalidar

Welcome to this movie screening ! Here is brief presentation about the three main areas in Kalidar, and some other parts a bit more strange. You will discover the forsaken skill to adapt itself in a hostile environment and ancestral orc dances that aboriginals seems to have preserved !

Abyssal Maw the abandoned raid

This time, feangren brings you to dans Abyssal Maw, a raid by Blizzard that was left unfinished. It should have been released for the 4.1 patch, but it was replaced with Zul'Gurub and Zul'Aman.

Free Far Sight tutorial

Free Far Sight is a machinima program for World of Warcraft created by Kyssah. This video explains how to use the program at its best.

Free Far Sight

Free Far Sight is the new Wow Machinima Tool created by Kyssah. The video is an example of what can be done with the program.

Time Travel

Time Travel is an essploring movie on the theme of Caverns of Time. A project that was created in March 2012 within the Carina's community. Directed by Alizia@RIdPEF, with the help of his two disciples as actors Emérico@RIdPEF and Stéffanie/Eléonöre@RIdPEF, this amateur short film will discover you secret and unusual places in six Caverns of Time.

Wanderings of an Essplorer

This is the story of a draenei that got bored of fighting endless legions of demons, of undead. She was tired of the war. One day, she came to an ancient manor, where she found people sharing her passion : essploration. She became close friends to another draenei, a human and a troll. Together, they began to search for ancient mysteries, ancient land, and discover ancients secrets. This is their story.

Flight of the Wizard

After the discovery of Pandaria the Kirin Tor summoned the Wizard Trokair to Dalaran. There were more lands to catalog and they needed his keen eyes. The cloud serpents of the Pandaren were magical beasts, but they could not reach every height. The Magus Senate advised Trokair to meet members of the Silver Covenant at the peak of Neverest Pinnacle. There he received a mount capable of chasing any horizon. Where did his path lead next? This is his story.


The Royal IdP Essploring Fundation is the oldest exploration community still alive. Khamúl created this video to invite players to discover an "alternative" way of playing the game, mainly based on the pleasure of discovering. Go where most of the other player probably won't ever go. The film is also the occasion to introduce the RIdPEF community.

Videos we didn't make

Total Freedom

Total Freedom

A short and peculiar video. Most porbably very outdated. However with a unique touch. How ? It's an essploration video, a real one. Not an exploration one.



Machinima, essploration, two genres that cannot mix ? It seems that it is possible, and it even works well. Yume is an explorer known for his films "Nerf Slowfall" and "Nerf Slowfall 2". The second one already goes towards a more aesthetic experience.

nogg-aholic the movie

Nogg-aholic the Movie

Obviously it cannot be ignored. A historical film, which lays the foundations of what a great essploration film must be : long, varied, uncharted, and coming from nowhere.