Greetings fellow addicts! I'm still kicking, or at least I think I am... Yep! I still have a pulse, surprisingly. :p
Moving right along...
It's been quite a month: OpenRaid's transmogrification contest still making me all kinds of giddy, Blizzard announcing that flying wasn't happening in Draenor, Blizzard announcing flying WAS happening Draenor, and that 6.2 is the final planned patch for Warlords of Draenor. I'm not sure we could have any more ups or downs riding Blizzard: The Roller Coaster.
The good news for all of us transmogrification hounds came in the form of reworked Burning Crusade models with modern textures and framing. Aellin is sporting a little set I designed using the Gladiator's Quickblade and Fallen Defender of Argus shield, along with items going back to the Burning Crusade. There is a lot to mog this patch, so get out there and share it with us!
Until then moo and hugs from this corner of the universe! :p
Items Used: wowhead comparison
Update: Upon re-tallying, and some minor drama llama fun, Aellin got 2nd place! Heck, I didn't even know she was in the RUNNING! :p
OpenRaid has announced their winners of their 3rd Annual Transmogrification Contest! A lot of great sets, which likely made judging this competition all the harder. My screenshots were somewhat bland, since I was trying to show the sets more than an action. Arithan's set made it to the finalists list, while Aellin's set got second place! (Originally, I thought it fell a bit short.) I had thought her set resembled the current paladin tier just a wee bit too much, but her variation on the set impressed someone (hugs and thank you so MUCH!). All in all, great fun, and even being considered is worthy of a bit of pride.
I found myself in MogIt, looking at sets that I've saved. A lot of designs that I came up with, a lot of designs my friends came up with. It's fun to see where we've been, and all that we've done since transmogrification became a thing we could actually do, "way back" in Cataclysm.
I have gigabytes of screenshots from all over, most of them are from Ner'zhul, but a good chunk came from walking by a player on some far flung server and asking, "Hi, I like your set. Can I share it?" Often, it lead to conversations about specific style choices, or tribulations regarding acquiring that last critical piece of the set. Those interactions lead to thinking about sets from different standpoints, allowing growth for anyone in the discussion.
I'm glad that this community has many strong voices willing to share what they've created. You've made this the most enjoyable part of living in a world of pure imagination. I'm glad to name a number of them as friends, or at least good acquaintances. They really make this game worth playing.
When it comes to sharing, I don't hesitate to flaunt a new set. Good or bad, it doesn't really matter. Just the idea of a new set usually ends up being thrown onto Twitter as fast as I can type "/share" inside Warcraft. I think that is the beauty of the whole concept. You can create something that is uniquely yours just by changing a few, or even most, of the items in a set. What you've created distinguishes your character, both in looks and in style. To that, I tip my hat to all of you. You make this community great.
Just remember the important thing is to have fun. Oh, and of course...
MOG ALL THE THINGS! :p
As most of you have experienced, Tanaan Jungle was an exciting ride through your first taste of the Draenor that could have been. At least, that is how it feels the first few times through. After you've experienced the very cinematic story, you have to do something to stay entertained as your alts make their way through the axebeak infested jungle.
That is where The Gunpowder Plot quest comes into the picture, so to speak. You can pretty much do whatever you want, with a time limit of 10 minutes. It is a perfect place to show off a little creativity, or a little madness.
Galithrea, my poor neglected paladin, was making her way through, and started doodling. First, I tried to do the ":p" from my avatar... it didn't really work out. Then I got the bright idea to go full Horde with it, and do the Horde symbol.
It didn't work on the first go, but eventually I got it to a happy place. I even made my first animated GIF! I hope you enjoy, and I even threw a gallery of my "Uh, that doesn't look right..." images. I apparently wasn't the first to come up with the idea, I found out a few minutes ago (screenshots: The GP Plot), but I did it with style! Enjoy! :p
I had to share this, now that I'm sitting: OpenRaid 2015 Transmog Competition, with special guest judge Michele Morrow!
I'm a few days behind on this news, but I just sat down and caught up. If you are reading this, then you already have the desire to create or like seeing what can be done with a few good items and a little imagination. I'm looking forward to see all the fantastic creations everyone has to offer from our community!
The rules are laid out on the OpenRaid news thread, so be sure to follow them to be considered for the contest. There are also themed set prizes, but they are exclusive with the grand prize offering. Basically, the same set can't win twice, so be sure to chose which you are going for wisely.
For myself, I am stumped. I really love the models that have come out of Draenor in the past few months. However, I also love my older, classic sets from previous expansions. Everyone can submit 2 different sets, at a maximum. Do i chose one from Aellin, and one from Arithan? Do I chose both from Aellin? Do I really mix it up, and share one of Amerisia's sets? My head is spinning, just thinking about it.
Some of my sets are only minor tweaks to standard sets, while others goes out of their way to be a total mash-up from all the corners of all the realms. Many submissions that are on Mog's Addiction fall into either category, but are equally as wonderful. The last couple contests that I entered, I mostly bombed out. I really have to step up my game to even be noticed. I'm hoping your gears are turning, too. The sets I see people make run the whole gamut, and I can't wait to see what springs up!
I think I'm going to have to sleep on it. I think I know which set Arithan is going to submit, but Aellin... she has so many sets to chose from, and several banks worth of items to chose from. This is going to be a tough one.
I hope you all have something saved up to share, and as always...
MOG ALL THE THINGS! :p
MOG ALL THE THINGS! :p
Umlaut Paradots has been running around Ner'zhul since he stood in the freezing cold at Fry's Electronics back at the initial release. He enjoys being the defender, especially of those just starting out in WoW. :p