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TYI Day 1: Favorite Hangout

Through Your Interface (TYI) is the brainchild of Saz.  It’s a bit old (apparently started in May?!) but I’ve been meaning to do it for awhile.  A post a day for 15 days detailing special moments, places, and other minutiae about your characters.


Doing a TYI for me is sort of fun, because I have both RP and non-RP characters to use for this exercise.

The first day of TYI makes the differences between these characters painfully obvious.  While my WrA characters have specific hangouts for character reasons, Tanwen’s hangout is… uh.  Sort of more utility.

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December 1, 2011 Posted by | Non-Clothing | , | Leave a comment

24 Hours of Patch 4.3

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Now that I’ve had roughly 24 hours to mess around with the 4.3 features, let’s talk turkey.  Or transmog.  Or gold sinks.  Or whatever!

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November 30, 2011 Posted by | Cloth, Non-Clothing | , , , | 2 Comments

Prepping For Transmogrification: Alliance Edition

Getting ready to ‘mog all my characters has been a very fun… and very frustrating… experience.  For some of my girls, all of their outfits have been ready to go for years (literally, years) because I’m such a packrat.  For others, though, it has been a slog through old content week in and week out, trying to get that one final piece to complete the outfit (Staff of Immaculate Recovery, I’m looking at you! /shakesfist).  That being said, I have not completed Real Tanwen’s ‘mog sets yet because there are a few key items missing (such as the aforementioned staff, Chronicle of Dark Secrets, Apostle of Argus, and Crystal Spire of Karabor… wow, I have really bad luck with weapons, eh?) and I don’t feel like the sets are complete until I have them.  My Alliance girls, however, seem to be pretty set for outfits.

With four Alliance ladies at 85, I was prepared to have to farm quite a bit for what I wanted.  Apparently not!  Some, like Bizarro Tanwen, had everything they needed in their bank.  Others, like my hunters, just needed a quick trip to the AH to complete their sets.

Follow the jump to see all four girls in all five outfits!

***A note before we get started: Since most of my characters wear robes, there will often times be a link missing pants and (possibly) bracers; this is because they are not visible with the outfit.

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November 3, 2011 Posted by | Cloth, Mail | , , , , | 4 Comments

… whoa.

My blog doesn’t really get a lot of hits.  Maybe… 20-30 per day?  Average.  Maybe more, maybe less.

 

So imagine my utter shock when I looked at the last few days of traffic and saw my hits climbing to 300, then 400, and then hitting almost 600 yesterday.

 

I don’t know how this happened.  So, new visitors, I ask… where are you coming from?  How did you find my humble corner of the internets?

 

Updates are coming.  My baby hunter is 66 and nearing the completion of her themed stable… and oh yes, I’ve been working on outfits, most of which are completely different from Abriella’s; my new hunter is very much the survivalist/marksman while Abriella is very clearly a beast master.  I’ve been having some trouble with my goblin priestess, as the goblin model doesn’t do much for me in many ways (the waist folds in on itself and things look ridiculous!).  Other than that, here’s what Real Tanwen has been up to:

 

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Oh, Tier 6.  I can’t wait to transmogrify you onto EVERYTHING.

August 20, 2011 Posted by | Non-Clothing | | 17 Comments

I’m Still Here!

Assuming people still check for updates, I just wanted to drop a line that I am working a few different characters at the moment that present lots of LOTS of fun outfit opportunities.  I have a paladin at 71 that may end up being my first plate-wearer to max level, a mid-30’s hunter that is taming all rares, and a priest (shocker!) on a PvP server that will… uh… have PvP gear.  Anyway!  I have also overhauled Abriella’s stable and will be posting up a new list of her companions.  (I’ve been reading the forums over on Petopia waaaaay too much.)

 

In the mean time, here’s Tanwen kickin’ it with an old school buddy on Mount Hyjal:

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August 5, 2011 Posted by | Non-Clothing | | Leave a comment

Evolution of a Huntress

Some people may be shocked to find out I wasn’t always so priest-obsessed.  Once, I was a troll mage, Fireballing my way through Kara, TK, and SSC.  But much like Tanwen started out as a joke (“Me?  Heal?  HA!”), I wanted to check out the blood elf starting area with the husband.  I couldn’t roll a mage, I already had one!  What to play, what to play.

And so, Auryon was born.

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A blood elf hunter (because my very very very first character was a night elf hunter that lasted all of 10 levels before I defected to the Horde) with cat pet after cat pet after cat pet.  After leaving the starting area, I decided that I might as well level her!  Soon, she became my PvP character of choice in the golden age of BC’s “Steady Shot macro spam for top DPS” philosophy.

Sadly, she was cast aside in favor of Tanwen when my little ball of Holy Light was still in her infancy.

And that was that.

Er.  Except it wasn’t.

WotLK came and went with Auryon hardly getting a second glance.  In fact, I think my husband must have felt bad for my poor hunter, because he took up leveling her from 70 to 73 or so.  But he had his own stable of characters to level and so it went that Auryon was left all alone and unlov…

Oh, right, not really.

Because Cataclysm was coming!  And in Cataclysm, we could have the race/class combination I had always wanted: human hunters.  In fact, it’s probably a good thing they didn’t exist when I started playing because my WoW story would probably be very different.

So Auryon began her journey to Wyrmrest Accord to join my other Alliance characters.  But Cataclysm wasn’t out yet, even 4.0 hadn’t dropped, meaning I had to choose between night elf, draenei, or dwarf.  I figured I might as well fall back to my very first character, so Auryon became…

Saturin Ashwhisper.

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Saturin existed as a temporary character: a outrunner from Ashenvale with extensive knowledge of northern Kalimdor in general.  While her character was enjoyable, it was hard to get into much in the way of regular RP when I knew she would just end up being a human anyway.

Finally, 4.0 dropped.  First order of business?  Racechange Saturin to…

Abriella Delaunay.  A Stranglethorn-raised hunter with a knack for stealth and fletching.  (As an aside, regardless of my hunter’s incarnation, guns have never been used; she’s even somewhat adverse to crossbows… they’re all too loud.)  She’s young-ish (mid-20’s) and generally in good spirits, especially when imbibing the cheap grog in Booty Bay.  And for some reason, animals just seem to like her, despite the fact that she kills things.

SO.  Now that I’ve written a novel about my hunter, onto the flag and outfits!

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May 11, 2011 Posted by | Cloth, Leather, Mail | , , , | 5 Comments

Updates!

Wow, long time no post!  Real life has been a bit crazy but I have somehow managed to level some characters in between work and other sort of important things.  My 85 count is at seven now (including one from 1-85) so I have a lot of great new characters (and armor classes!) to feature.  Likely coming in the next week or so will be a post about my hunter and her collection of leather (mail’s a bit noisy, yeah?) and hopefully I can get my alchemist goblin priest’s outfits in order in the near future.  It’s been quite fun to get out of the ‘priesty’ mindset for her and into a more race or profession-driven closet.

Stay tuned and as always, thanks for reading!

April 17, 2011 Posted by | Non-Clothing | | Leave a comment

Where It All Begins, Again.

While my pixelfashion obsession started pretty much when I rolled my old main, it wasn’t fully catalogued (at the time, anyway; I’m not sure I have the space to screenshot and document every outfit across every character at this point) until mid-2009. I was in a hardcore progression guild, raiding four nights a week and downing server firsts. But… what exactly does one do once everything is on farm and the next tier of content won’t be out for awhile?

I found the answer in a LiveJournal community, WoW_Ladies. I had been a member there pretty much since I started playing WoW but never really posted. But one day I screenshotted my collection as it stood then and posted it up for all to see. This inspired my post about my mount collection at the time (which will probably come in another post, I have roughly 30+ more mounts now) and, eventually, led to the idea of having a blog about my clothes.

And that leads me to this post. A little walk down memory lane, if you will, back before I completed any of my tier sets or acquired some weapons that I had been farming for consistently. So here it is, my ‘collection’ when I really thought it was complete. Man, was I wrong.

(I don’t have outfit links for these outfits, as I don’t have a complete listing of their components, but sometimes it’s just fun to look, right?)

 

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January 21, 2011 Posted by | Cloth | , , | 3 Comments

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

I live in a relatively warm (read: 115 degree F summers) area because, well, I don’t like the cold/rain/fog/snow in other places.  We get snow roughly every five years and it’s basically flakes floating peacefully to the ground before turning into puddles.  But it’s been freezing here this winter and that got me thinking about some of my characters and what they wear in cold climates.

Story-wise, only two of my characters have spent significant amounts of time in Northrend (Tanwen and Etana).  While Etana’s Northrend attire consists of mostly heavy plate armor, Tanwen definitely dressed more for travel.  I know I’ve talked about Tanwen’s Northrend clothing briefly in a previous post, but I am definitely inspired by the need to actually use the scarves I bought more for fashion than function.

Basically, just a mini-update with a couple of my favorite cold-weather cloth outfits.

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January 14, 2011 Posted by | Cloth | , , | Leave a comment

Happy 2011!

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Happy New Year, pixel fashionistas!  I hope to have a lot more content in the coming year and look forward to sharing my outfits with anyone who actually reads this.  I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year’s Eve and beyond!

January 1, 2011 Posted by | Non-Clothing | , , , , | 4 Comments