Hugh Hancock

Hugh Hancock


Hugh Hancock is a filmmaker, author, journalist, and virtual transvestite. He doesn’t entirely know why all his MMO characters are female, but they are. When he’s not busy picking out new dresses or complaining about how Defile musses his tank’s hair, he’s a raid leader and keen theorycrafter in World of Warcraft, and a longtime game development commentator, and occasionally a horrified participant in Second Life.

Hugh enjoys reading, gaming and martial arts. He’s a keen cookery geek. He’s also the founder of, and is one of the two people responsible for inventing the word “machinima”. He has presented lectures all over the world on Machinima, filmmaking, and game design, including at the Annecy Animation Festival, the Game Developers’ Conference, and the Hong Kong Productivity Council. He is the Artistic Director of Strange Company, the world’s oldest professional machinima production company, and is currently working on a feature-length motion-captured movie, starring Brian Blessed, Jack Davenport, Joanna Lumley and Anna Chancellor.

Hugh Twitters at @hughhancock, and can also be found on Google Plus as +Hugh Hancock.

Hugh’s favorite MMO Melting Pot articles

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Cozmo December 26, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Huge – Here is a link to the post that you mentioned today. Site changes made it go awol.

Thanks for the mention.


Does Not Care Anymore March 24, 2012 at 6:47 pm

i give up…. i just give up on trying to play minecraft. i have tried to play it but everytime it just says user not premium…. i havent played it yet so you win this one universe


Mia N. March 29, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Hugh, thank you so much for your WoW quick start guides per patch. I play several different classes which are all my main toons, and you have helped my gameplay and dps /heals tremendously. Whenever ppl ask me for advice I send them to MMO meltingpot. Your articles are never dry and boring, easy to understand, and right to the point. Kudos to you, keep doing what you do! Lovin it!


Jimmy November 12, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Please help! A while back I was given a minecraft premium giftcode. I activated it on and used it for several months…with no issues. Now when I try to login it says that user isn’t premium. It isn’t a different account, I click remember me, it isn’t a invalid code because it worked for a long time. I’ve tried rebooting both my computer and minecraft several times, and even when I go on it shows up that I need to buy it. Please tell me how to fix this!


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