Greetings my fellow mog addicts!
I hope this finds you all in good spirits and good fashion. A lot has been going on, just not as much in Warcraft, or any game, for the last few months. Life, as it is, is full of exciting adventures in parenting, family illness, parenting, staying in contact with close friends, parenting, dealing with extended family issues, and parenting. By the way, did I mention parenting? :p
But enough of that, how about transmogrification? For those of you who have your Challenge Modes (CM) completed for Draenor, I bid you congratulations! For those who have yet to venture forth, make time to do so, as the weapons will be account wide via a token of some sort. I'm hoping this applies to Pandaria CM armor sets, but that is yet to be seen.
I'm in luck for CM this expansion. My dear sister, Quidamtyra, is taking my freshly minted hunter, Elestaria, into CM runs with her guild mates! She is awesome for putting up with my constant excitement that she is doing this for me.
I couldn't leave Elestaria without a transmogrification I would be happy with, so I gave her a little something to wear while she is out adventuring without me.
I hope you all MOG ALL THE THINGS, and I'll catch you soon for some high flying, off-the-shoulder looks that you can wear coming in Legion.
Greetings all my fellow addicts!
The rumors of my death were greatly exaggerated, and I have returned once again to bring to world a little happiness in the form of creative set design. Well, mostly creative, sometimes a good stock set is just what I need. Hmm, maybe I should change just this belt... and these gloves... hmm, the boots don't match anymore...
What was I talking about? Oh, yes! I'm actually quite alive. If you've been following my exploits on Twitter, I've been making heavy use of the mobile auction house (and lunch breaks) to list my transmogrification goodies to push for 20 million gold by the end of this expansion. It paid of, with that mark being hit a few days ago!
I have started discussions with The Gold Queen about doing something good for the community with the wealth I've amassed. For now, that is all I can say on the topic. It's very hush-hush. If you aren't following her on Twitter or her website, get on over there and do so! She is a great person, and knows her stuff more than anyone, in my opinion.
In more transmogrification specific news, the Legion Hype Train is still rolling on a fully stoked engine! Check out Ten Ton Hammer's post, wowhead's Legion Transmog Spotlight, and the all-new wowhead Your Quest Wardrobe feature. Legion is going to bring some form of account wide transmogrification to the table. The only question that remains is how they will handle unique items and tier sets, specifically the lookalike class of armor found in raids and dungeons. I'm hoping all of it is account wide.
Also coming to Legion is a huge change to low level mail items. As plate wearing classes now wear plate from level 1, many sub-level 40 mail items are migrating to plate. Not great news for mail aficionados, but does open up a lot options for warriors, paladins, and death knights. Here is wowhead's article and a link to the filtered changes inside wowhead's Legion database.
This week also marked the beginning of a collaboration with The Beastlord over on his YouTube channel to start sharing some of my favorite sets weekly. The goal is 7 sets a week, which shouldn't be hard since I like most of the sets I've seen. I love sharing, and having another ally in the process is always a boon. I've chosen 2 from each armor class to share from the archives for this week, so hopefully you enjoy seeing some of your sets out there.
Time to get back to work, but remember that when life gets you down, you can always MOG ALL THE THINGS! :p
Greetings my fellow transmogrification addicts!
I'm currently in the process of working with The Rodcast on his next video with Legion themed sets! The demon hunter concept was scrapped, but a more general Legion themed concept is in the works. Stay tuned to see the sets Rod came up with, and ones that I have contributed. I have only finished the cloth set, so far, but hope to get the other 3 armor classes done before he is ready to publish. Until then, MOG ALL THE THINGS! :p
Now that the dust has settled with Blizzard's new World of Warcraft: Legion expansion announcement, the time has come to ask, "Yes, but can I mog it?"
The upcoming expansion has a lot to offer with changes to both PvE (Player versus Environment) and PvP (Player versus Player) content, but arguably the most exciting aspect is introduction of the long-demanded hero class: Demon Hunters. As such, the mogging potential for leather wearing classes is going to jump considerably. Demon Hunters will the forth class capable of transmogrification into leather, following rogues, druids, and monks. Expect to see many mask varieties for those who have given up their sight for unimaginable power.
Following the theme of Illidan Stormrage's outfits, I'm expecting to see a significant rise in the number of chest options that are either minimalist or allow for the character to be completely topless. From the preview, it seems that that male characters can show of their fancy tattoos completely. Female characters seem to get brassiere options to match their sets, for the chest-less option. Typically, developers have made class sets available to other classes via off-set pieces, so there is hope for other classes to inherit some of the Demon Hunter styles.
While options for leather armor are going up, we will have to wait to see what is in store for the other classes. Personally, I'm hoping to see thematically appropriate set options for everyone. We already have plenty of Fel-themed sets for nearly all armor types, so bringing Demon Hunter flavor to the other classes would be a great addition. I'd love a plate helm that is a a bulky visor-only option, or perhaps even a cloth or chain veil to hide the eyes. As we get closer to a release date, and Blizzcon 2015, we should start seeing previews of standard tier and set designs trickling out of Blizzard.
However, why wait?
Rodrigo de Oliveira, host of The Rodcast, has made an exceptional preview for the new class (below). To further the excitement, he is currently working on Demon Hunter themed sets for all four armor classes! He has asked me to join in the fray and come up with sets of my own that follow the same path.
I am, of course, leaping on this opportunity to make a set for each, and contribute to his upcoming video. I'm looking forward to participating, and Aellin already has a set that I think works with the theme. So, plate down, three more to go! I'll share what I come up with here, on Twitter, and hope that they are sufficiently horned and/or Fel enough for everyone! :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