Designing mogs can be quite taxing. If you have a specific item in mind, it can be even harder, especially if said item doesn't totally match anything else in the game (and believe me, there are a fair few of those about.) What happens more and more, at least for me, is the understanding that I don't have an infinite amount of time to farm for stuff and that means that sometimes there has to be compromise. This outfit, for instance, which is in the planning stage for my L86 Hunter, is all about understanding I'm on a timer. The vast majority is crafted, and the gun (the Arcanite Steam-Pistol) drops from the first boss in the Eye, nearest the entrance :P The fact it is animated is beside the point. We all know animation beats all, it doesn't need repeating. What I wanted to do with this outfit was create something that could have been from Pandaria, but clearly isn't. That's where the motif on the Runed Copper Breastplate comes in.
I was looking for something that might not be amiss for Special Forces to be issued with, landing at the beach at Karasarang and immediately wanting to blend into the jungle. This outfit combines the Runed Copper legs and chest with crafted PvP gear for a look which I think isn't too noisy and feels at least to me as if it fits together quite naturally. Certainly the reaction this outfit received when I previewed it on Twitter makes me think the elements work on paper. I suspect that this outfit will be topped off by a set of Deadly Bio-Optic Killshades, mostly because I have a pair in the bank already from a previous mogging adventure. I am very keen on recycling elements wherever possible, especially if the toon is an Engineer.
|At the Planning Stage.|
As you will by now be aware, I do all of my planning using MogIt. I still have the outfit to compile for my Horde Rogue as well as this one officially in 'Planning', after which that is pretty much everybody redone for Warlords in some form or another. I'll also need to re-do the blog header as a result of all these changes. That's going to be an interesting day's work.
Once this mog's finally complete you'll see it on my dedicated mogging page. Don't worry though, once I'm done dressing my team, that won't be the end of the story, not by a LONG way. Watch this Space for more details of Le Grand Salon du Moggage, coming soon...