Monday, August 29, 2011

Druid Outfits: My Tier Picks for Transmogrification

So transmogrification is on the horizon and there are quite a few reasons I'm excited for it. When I collected and saved Dungeon Set 2 and Tier 1, it was purely for RP reasons and I hadn't even dreamed of being able to use them outside that context. The meeting of RP and raiding is fantastic for me - I mean, what could be cooler than killing baddies in metaphorical high heels as it were! The other part of transmogrification is ofcourse the ability to hide particularly unflattering sets. Many of the tier sets look fantastic but we always have the odd one that just looks....awful. While I hardly look at my character while raiding, I still like to avoid cringing while logging in! And now, instead of "Follow the tree!" its turned into "Follow the Cactus-head!" or something like that. Unacceptable. There is a reason I am Noggenfogger's best customer this tier.  

My choices for transmogrification have a mix of fashion as well as the stories that make them special to me. Without further ado, here is the list!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

By the Power of Fashion: Patch 4.3

I'm going to try and stay still as I write this but I am so excited....oh SO excited. Blizzard recently announced that come Patch 4.3, we will have the ability to customise the look of our gear through this magical process known transmogrification! (Hello, Calvin (and Hobbes)...didn't think your invention would be famous didja? XD ) In the words of the blue:

"Visiting a Transmogrifier will present players with a new interface that will allow them to change the appearance of an item while retaining its original stats. This means that you can raid in your paladin tier 12 Immolation set, but look like you’re wearing Lightbringer, while priests can bring Benediction back -- at least in spirit. Hunters can once again roam the jungles of Stranglethorn Vale in their tier 2 Dragonstalker set. You could even slip into the saucy tailored Black Mageweave set for that matter. You know, with the thigh highs, and the little gloves, and the cute little… ahem."

Furthermore, to indulge our gear collecting hobby, additional storage options are on the horizon. What does this mean for me? No more fashion-deprived tier anymore! Yay! Yes I'm looking at you tier 12, despite the fact that you may be obsolete by the time this comes out. This just made my day! <3




Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Healer By Day, Tank By Night


Ah, the warrior. Do you see the sharpened sword glinting against the snow? The ferocity of her stance? The bloodthirst in her eyes? Great. That's not what this is about. This is about getting smacked in the face. Voluntarily. By conscious choice, at the risk of sounding masochistic.

Let me tell you of my experience on the dark side....

Warning: This post is not a sugar-plum-fairy-peachy-pie kind of post. It might even be considered a bit ranty. Enter at your own risk.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Stories from a Shattered World: Westfall

For the last couple months, I've been spending a decent amount of time in shattered Azeroth as a young adventurer. I started various alts off and on with my heirlooms safely in my bank and the LFD button out of sight. The idea was to do things a little differently - to look at the land, to experience the change and to hear the stories that it had to offer through quests. Many of these stories are deep, poignant, funny, truly heartfelt and I thought, worth sharing. This is where this series comes from - a highlight into stories from the shattered world.

Westfall has one of the richest stories to offer in my opinion, so this post will be chock full of screenshots. It's a far cry from its former self where the land was dry, deserted and the Defias ruled. Well, Westfall is still dry mind you - even the Shattering can't change some things I suppose - but its situation is now dire and its barrenness is found in spirit. The story here opens with murder...