|When looking good matters *almost* as much as what you win :D|
Okay, time to start delving into some of the particular details of what the upcoming Expansion might include, and the top one of these on my list, by quite some way, is Mogging. Hopefully Blizzard have learnt the lesson that making people buy stuff to Mog with isn't popular, however profitable it might end up being, because it isn't about seeing you spent cash to look good when it comes to outfits. So what changes could we expect to happen to Transmogrification in-game come Blizzcon?
Well, I'd hope it's going to look better, for starters.
Lots of people have gotten quite excited about the character remodels, but what hasn't been discussed at any length is how clothing will change to fit on these new frames. If you're making races look more sophisticated and animate more articulately, you're gonna make the clothes they wear fit better and appear more awesome, right? Well, that's a ridiculous number of items that will need a tweak as a result, if you realise we're talking about eight years of gear. Some quite obviously look better than others, so it's not perhaps as uphill a task as it might first appear. Needless to say, I'll be interested to see what gets tweaked. After that... well, we have a reforger on a Yak... I suppose it is now not beyond the realms of possibility we could see a Transmog Mount in the pipeline... with a second vendor that is rep-based, perhaps and opens up special mog-specific items as you improve in standing? Perhaps there could be some more mogging recipes for 'vanity' items?
Oh, and then we'd better talk about that Legendary cloak's proc ^^
|Needs more floaty shoulders ^^|
Actually, that's probably going to be a 'thing', as I think about it. Hiding glows from enchants has been on the annoyance list for mogging for a while...and I suspect we might get some animation added to certain items for that extra special look. I noticed last night whilst mogging the Rogue Rouge look above that there are an increasing number of items with far subtler than normal glows or animations, as if the designers are aware of the desires of us costume designers and are beginning to plan appropriately. I'm also noticing increasing numbers of low-level toons mogging: as one of my Guildies points out, it is a great way to hide the fact you're wearing them, and to remove the 'generic' look those items afford. In fact, that's probably the main reason I'll mog the Rogue as soon as possible (90 yesterday YAY UNRELATED) because I don't want people knowing she's clothed in 496 Lootistic Epics. Yes, that's a thing. We'll talk about it later, okay?
|Still one of my finest moments :D|
There is also a part of me that can see Quality of Life Mogging improvements getting largely overlooked in the Expansion. I hope that won't be 100% true, that we might see *gasp* the ability to change armour colours on certain sets, but I'm not holding out much hope. Vanity is not nearly as important as actual content, after all.
It's close, mind.