Thursday, May 31, 2012

Shameless self promotion

This has been in my mind for a solid month and a half now, but I finally went through with it. I've started a personal blog over at Turkey lurkey (rogue jerkey) - yes, I'm aware the correct spelling is jerky but leave me some stylistic spontaneity!

The reason for this change is that I want Transroguerification to focus solemly on transmogrification and not have any riff-raff in between. I also want to have my own personal space at the same time, where I can write freely about whatever is on my mind. Oftentimes I'd read other bloggers' entries and want to react, only to realise this is not the place for it.

I transferred all the posts that weren't tagged with something relating to Warcraft fashion, and will slowly start to revert them to drafts here. I also had to manually add all my blog rolls because Blogger is cool like that and doesn't provide an "export" function for it. Now only to end on some dashing one-liner from a classic - sadly all that comes up in my mind is "So long, and thanks for all the fish!" I guess that's what you get with DON'T PANIC towels lying around.

Pirate 2.0 — Cloth

It's been two months since I posted the red pirate outfit and I still haven't been able to get my hands on all the pieces. Especially the bracers and the Buccaneer's Vest are proving to be difficult; someone is snatching said vest off at low prices and reselling for more than I'd ever spend on a transmog item. I still want to be able to wear my Bloodsail Admiral though, and this is what I've come up with for the time being.

- Head: Admiral's Hat (tailoring)
- Shoulders: Abjurer's Mantle
- Chest: Regal Armor
- Bracers: Mistscape Bracers
- Hands: Black Mageweave Gloves (tailoring)
- Waist: Azure Silk Belt (tailoring)
- Legs: Mystral Leggings
- Feet: Everstill Sandals

- Weapon: Razor Blade
- Off-hand: Lost Bag of Whammies, drops off the archaeology bosses in Zul'Gurub ("Cache of Madness")

All of the greens are easy to find on the AH, the mats for the tailoring craftables are cheap and the leggings and boots drop in Cataclysm areas (while also sharing their looks with some Cata quest rewards). The Regal Armor is probably the second most difficult piece to obtain (after the off-hand) since it drops off level 41-47 (elite) mobs. Rare spawns in that level range are also worthwhile to hunt down.

To do the archaeology bosses in ZG your party needs to have a player in the group with an archaeology minimum skill of 225. You then face one random boss out of four, but luckily the Lost Bag of Whammies is on every boss' loot table with a drop chance of 20-22%. I was able to get it on my first run, it may take you somewhat longer depending on how well-willing your group is.

I went for a dagger with a blue hue, but any white blade will do. In-game, I've substituted the Abjurer's Mantle for Mistscape Mantle.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Spotted: Chataya — Mail

Spotted off the streets of Azeroth, Chataya from US-Malganis. While I'm not a fan of the Phalanx gear, this outfit is truly jaw-dropping - it goes surprisingly well with the LFR version of the shaman t13.

- Shoulders: Spiritwalker's Spaulders
- Chest: Phalanx Breastplate
- Hands: Spiritwalker's Grips
- Waist: Phalanx Girdle
- Legs: Phalanx Leggings
- Feet: Mindstrainer Treads

- Weapon: Vengeful Gladiator's Cleaver

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Spotted: Raisedpaw and Farélina — Leather

This time, two (not so) random druids, Farélina and Raisedpaw from EU-The Maelstrom, sporting a very unique transmog in my opinion. The fact they both have it makes it it even more so (which is ironic if you think about it).

- Head: Rayne's Scarf
- Shoulders: Hide of the Lone Hunter
- Chest: Vest of Discovery
- Hands: Rocktusk Gloves
- Waist: Arctic Belt
- Legs: Warbear Woolies
- Feet: Boots of the Foolhardy

The purple power torrent effect  quite complements the outfits, but I don't know if they've left their enchants out on purpose.

Most of the green quality items are quest rewards, as well as the boots, so this is relatively easy to get. The piece that takes the most effort to acquire are the leggings, since you need 14 Warbear Leather for the craft. The belt is also crafted by leatherworkers.

Check out the full-sized image here.

Ravenwing Pauldrons — Leather

I went for a green and brown theme to match the glow of the shoulders. All the pieces except those below are part of the Dandred Garb, a level 81-ish green BOE set.

- Head: Emerald Beholder Eye, BOE drop from Collidus the Warp-Watcher in Shadowmoon Valley
- Shoulders: Ravenwing Pauldrons, dungeon drop from Lieutenant Drake in Old Hillsbrad normal
- Bracer: Flamebinder Bracers, JP reward
- Hands: Planter's Gloves (A), reward from The Seeds of Life or Gloves of Unfocused Rage (H) from Hezrul Bloodmark

- Shirt: any of the Martial shirts
- Weapon: Shard of Azzinoth, raid drop from Illidan Stormrage in Black Temple

Notes: Dandred Garb shares its looks with Haldarr and Aboraz Garb

Most of the pieces here are easily obtainable, the hardest one to get is probably the blue quality head since you have to camp a rare spawn npc for it. Depending on server population this rare might be hard to find, since the items he drops have quite a unique look. There's a lot of speculation about his respawn timer, but I'm guessing he is on a 12 hour or 24 hour one, since I've been able to kill him for two consecutive days, always in the late morning.

Edit; I forgot to add these!

- Head: Guise of the Tidal Lurkers, High Warlord Naj'entus in Black Temple
- Cloak: Dreadfire Drape, Lord Rhyolith (HC) or Sleek Flamewrath Cloak, bought from Avengers of Hyjal quartermasters (note: they have a slighty different design)

Prancing in Hyjal:

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Spotted: Hexstatic — Cloth

I bring you one random person I've spotted right off the streets of Azeroth (in this case the US priest forums), Hexstatic from US-Cenarius.

- Head: Whitemane's Chapeau
- Shoulders: Exquisite Sunderseer Mantle
- Chest: Robes of the Royal Crown
- Hands: Deathsilk Gloves
- Waist: Mage-Fury Girdle
- Feet: Deathsilk Boots

- Back: Netherwane Cloak

- Weapon: The Ancient Scepter of Sue-Min
- Off-Hand: Hellfire Tome

Showing off other people's outfits is something I should've started doing long ago but even with my timing it's still a win - exams and what not make for a quick post!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bloodmail Legguards — Mail

The Bloodmail Legguards are, from what I've seen, the only all-black legs currently in the game. They drop in from the mini-bosses in Scholomance which will be removed with Mists of Pandaria; so if you want to get them, now is the time!

I had a black and gold theme in mind, but this is the first time I've tried mixing three colors together.

- Shoulders: Skybreaker's Mantle
- Chest: Ornate Breastplate
- Hands: Ornate Gauntlets
- Waist: Ornate Girdle or Masterwork Girdle
- Legs: Bloodmail Legguards
- Feet: Ornate Greaves
- Back: Warmonger's Cloak

I love how the shoulders look on worgen males! I expect them to be large on draenei and dwarves as well but they're rather underwhelming on female characters, as you'll see below.

This outfit reminds me of Effy's classy worgen for some reason! (Not that this hunter is that classy, but most worgen wearing cloaks and pants look sophisticated to me.)

These leggings are the most versatile piece of armor in my opinion as black matches anything - although I'm just sticking with the black and gold idea here, don't shy away from trying out different looks in MogIt! I remember seeing a blog post somewhere, where this was profusely illustrated. Must try to find it back! Edit: here it is on Stylish Azeroth, Argo even made it to the top 15 in a WoW factor event with one of those outfits!

The boots aren't the best choice out there, but they'll have to do since I've been yearning to match an outfit to that chest piece.

- Chest: Golden Dragonstrike Breastplate
- Hands: Mistshroud Gauntlets
- Feet: Sparkleshell Sabatons (or Triumphant Sabatons for a brighter hue)

Sadly, the gloves and boots look somewhat ordinary on a night elf female so I probably won't be wearing this outfit on my hunter until I've found replacements! Thus far only the Grunt's Ankle Wraps seem to fit, but the matching Hand Wraps throw it off-balance - too mcuh red, it clashes!

On a sidenote, I can't believe it's been three weeks since I last posted something! I've got way too many outfits piled up now so I should resist the urge to post them all at once (but I doubt I will), and then I have about three big transmog projects that have been labeled "work in progress" since I first started this blog. Not to mention the upcoming exams - here's idle hope I don't procrastinate too much!