Mogging For The Horde! – The Others
I know Tanwen typically gets top billing when talking about pixelfashion and with good reason: she is my ultimate collector and model of all things WoW. Her ‘closet’ is full of beautiful, rare, and difficult (and in some cases, now-impossible) to obtain items mixed with full tier sets and interesting staves.
I guess I’m stuck with my AQ mace and bottle of tears until DW gives up the staff!
ANYWAY. This wasn’t about Tanwen, I forgot. This is about my other Horde girls and their unique, uh, challenges when putting together their transmog sets. So click through for the sets and a question.
First up is Tinkwen. My goblin priest that I have such a love-hate relationship with. She’s so cute and bubbly but… what the… her waist folds in on itself?! Goblins have a very awkward body shape, making belts all but invisible in some outfits. Nevertheless, I soldiered on to find something that would work for her.
To me, Tinkwen is an Airborne Priest by day, alchemist by night. She is daring and is afraid of very little but is content to dismantle leaves and stems and fiddle with beakers and burners in her spare time. I think the ‘simplicity’ of the Silver-Thread Robe lends itself to this sort of relaxation. I think her shoulders could use some work (something smaller, maybe another piece of the Silver-Thread set?) but overall I find it to be a good fit.
Next up is the artist formerly known as Calixte, Eleora. Eleora was supposed to be race-changed to a tauren many months ago but I got her to 85 and then just never got around to it.
Calixte/Eleora (in elf form) never had a ‘story’ to me, which is very odd. She was just a priest I took to alt raids and dungeons to bum around. So I decided to give her a completely Sue-ish personality: she’s a red dragon! She’s not doing anything special when hiding in elf form… typically, she’s just hanging out and not being a gigantic dragon.
Following the Sue is my simple druid, Thuraia. She’s not a dragon or a hero or anything ‘special’… she’s just a druid. She likes plants. She spends most of her time in cat or flight form, so her clothes matter little to her.
My mage was probably the most difficult of all my Horde ladies to ‘mog. I desperately just wanted her in an Ancestral Robe and that’s it… but transmog doesn’t allow for that, eh? So I wanted to combine her tribal feel that she’s always had to me with her frost spec.
And now the paladin. Oh, Caerwyn. She is/was a labor of love. The times I logged in for the sole purpose of checking the Auction House for another piece of her set. Logging out. Logging in later. Lather, rinse, repeat.
I built the set from the mace. The inherent fiery-red glow just screams “HIT THINGS” and that’s what she does (even though I’m bad, shh.) I put together a Holy set for her too, and the shield is supposed to match that… but, uh, I haven’t found a mace I like yet. Also, Holy paladins are evil.
Luminosa, my undead priest. I made her to see the world through Forsaken eyes, from beginning to end. I imagine she was a chirurgeon in Lordaeron before the plague, doing her best to help people. But of course, she clearly didn’t make it out alive. Raised by Sylvanas (quite against her will), she figured she might as well make the best of it, especially considering the Alliance was trying to deny the true citizens of Lordaeron a home and all… ah, yes. An apothecary is born. She’s still pretty surly about the whole “rotting flesh” thing but I think she’s getting over it.
I know Allessity got her own post just before, but she’s part of the girls, damn it!
Allessity is pretty rough-and-tumble, for an elf. She’s not afraid of getting her hands dirty and, uh, she actually might like it. Aaaanyway, she’s a sword (or dagger or mace or poison or garrote…) for hire and dresses the part. As a side note, finding an off-hand dagger to transmog at 80 is pretty dang impossible.
And now for the question! I was wondering what type of ‘collection’ people feel is more ‘valuable’. The “raided everything from MC to DS and has the pretties to prove it” or the grueling grind for specific pieces from a dungeon or the time-consuming AH camp for those precious world-drop greens?