Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor...

Work in Progress #423

I want to change all of my character mogs. Maybe because it is Spring, or more likely because I can't play with everybody as much as I would like, but I sense a large amount of Transmogrification Faffing over the Easter Holidays.

Part of the reason centres around the new green items dropping on the Isle of Thunder, which are all reboots of the 'classic' ZG items that I used to love back when they were current. I've been slowly stockpiling items on a bankalt over the last couple of weeks, and as the items have been amassing I have realised that I'd like to give everyone a new look. Part of me would like to do this as I level each one to 90, but after I've stopped laughing I realise the best way is probably to create the outfits and then leave them in the appropriate character's banks for use once the poor neglected things finally get some love (or Blizzard stop releasing patches every 15 minutes NO I'M NOT COMPLAINING) This means working on new looks for Hunter #2 and 3 to begin with (as I am quite taken with P's Red Ensemble and am not yet bored of the hat) As you can see, Hunter #3 is coming along nicely. This would be the moment where I lament the lack of single colour mail trousers. These ones I had in my bank pretty much by accident, and am really glad I did. I can see a lot of Mog It in my future.

There is also a desire to pair these completed outfits with suitable land and air mounts, and Battle Pets, and after that I suspect Hunter Pets as well because DAMMIT EVERYTHING CAN MATCH.

I have been asked by a few people why I insist on spending all this time and effort on playing dressup designing my outfits and why I don't just go for a Tier look. There are, I think, a couple of my alts who currently rock a 'consistent' set of gear, mostly because I got to the end of the design process on the others and ran out of ideas. I get the whole tier thing, I really do, but this goes a lot deeper than simply creating a 'look' to separate one toon from the other. I've had unique experiences on every single alt, and as a result I do view them as very distinct entities. Simply dressing them in an 'outfit', however iconic that might look to everyone else simply isn't an option as a result. I feel the need to show each one as the personalities that they are. As a result this re-dressing process is likely to take some time, but I can guarantee the end results will give everyone a new facet to their personalities.

It is at times like this that I wonder what it might have been like to start my career in Warcraft on a RP Server... and what changes that might have bought as a result...


enigmachine said...

I'm happy with a mount, pet and companion set - all matching.
I see the lengths people go to, to match pieces of gear, and reckon that kind of thing would give me a headache.

Mushan said...

Uncanny, the timing of this post. :)

I just actually changed my warrior's x-mog last night, to finally start using a set that I had put together a long time ago but was never sure I should use. And I'm so glad I did. Sometimes, the dressing of my toons can become a fun goal; or, alternatively, a fun diversion.

My hunter's x-mog is fine, but the other toons? they're fair game, to some extent. Fun gears!

I don't think I could do an RP server, myself. But I understand what you're saying... :D

Bob Flintston said...

Nice bit of spam comments.

I am really jealous, I wanted to use that song as a title, but could not find a suitable subject.