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News Roundup: Darkmoon Faire in Town, Transmog Posts
2013/07/08 at 12:18 PM
Today's news roundup covers some recent transmog debates on the EU forums as well as a reminder that the Darkmoon Faire is back in town!
is back in town for a week--be sure to try for your
Darkmoon Game Prize
, which is needed for
Collect Your Deck
. Unfortunately, another Patch 5.3 change is that the Faire appears to be CRZ now, meaning getting
will be harder to do.
Players leveling alts may also find
Darkmoon Top Hat
useful for experience boosts.
For more details on the complete faire, including vanity pets and achievements, check out our
Over the weekend, the EU forums have been having a lively discussion on transmog artwork through expansions. We love transmog here at Wowhead, so we're always curious to see what sets are popular among users.
Many posters are nostalgic for the look of
tier sets--however, as EU CM Vaneras points out, those sets may not just be popular due to aesthetics. They're relatively easy to farm, and pretty satisfying to get if you're an old-school player that viewed complete tier as a status symbol back in the day. (We do think they have some of the best artwork though.)
Other players ironically miss the mis-matched clown sets from Outland quest rewards, which were hated all throughout TBC.
Wrath quest rewards
were purposely dull in comparison so users would look matching while questing from 70 to 80, but for transmog purposes, some users feel they're too dull. While not all Wrath transmog sets are a hit, Wowhead users seem to especially like commenting on some
Finally, players noted that sets have shifted away from purely striking designs to themed designs based on each raid. For example, the
Warrior Tier 15 set
greatly resembles a Mogu, while the Tier 2
Battlegear of Wrath
set isn't tied to a particular zone's style.
While it may be true that raid sets have a particular theme now, PvP sets are still not tied to particular themes (plus,
Season 14 gear has glowy effects
), and Blizzard has consistently made an effort to reuse old artwork and complete transmog sets that were missing some key pieces before, like the
Isle of Thunder troll greens
There's also been an additional EU thread talking about transmog restrictions on legendary items, with legendary capes coming in 5.4 with
With hundreds of transmog sets out there, as well as numerous striking stand-alone pieces, there's bound to be something out there that you like. What are you favorite sets?
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This is not really much of a whine, but more of an observation/recommendation......I have been playing this game since vanilla, and since then I have noticed that class armour sets have become more bland, unimaginative and forgettable as the expansions have progressed.
The original dungeon sets and tiers 1-6 were very distinctive and iconic, and the remain so to this day.
However I found that wotlk was the tipping point, where the armors began to get boring and unimaginative, however there still were some awesome looking sets,( I.e. dark runed set, frostfire set etc...), however in cata and mop the decline is obvious... There has been no effort to make pvp and Pve epic armor sets aesthetically pleasing. The textures have become drab grey/brown/rusty in color, and look worse than wotlk greens!
Maybe the transmog feature has made devs and artists lazy.. Or they just don't care anymore.. But would nice to see the art quality of armour sets return to tbc/ vanilla standards…
And this. All the armor use "faded" color schemes. I miss it when the red was RED and the gold was GOLD, not red-ish and gold-ish after lying in the sun and dust for several decades. The armor just doesn't pop anymore.
Truly colourful gear that really pop can be very cool indeed, the problem with this though is when characters have a mismatch of different colourful armor sets equipped. We received quite a lot of negative feedback back in the day during TBC about "clown gear" making characters look silly, and there were a lot of requests for more toned down armor sets that would allow for better looks when mixing and matching pieces between different sets.
As you can imagine, it is a rather big artistic challenge to find a good balance that will allow for both colourful and unique looking armor sets that will not look out of place when mixed with other gear :-)
Also, i am aware i do not know the official statistics of the gear that ppl transmog but I am 100% positive that majority of transmog is from Vanilla and TBC.
You wouldn't even dare try and lie to prove me wrong so tell the creators to make more camp, fancy gear!!!!!
Vanilla and TBC armor sets are very popular transmog items, and for good reason as many of those sets are iconic and classic Warcraft. On top of that there are also quite a few old-school players who have good memories associated with these sets, so there are definitely more to the attractiveness of them than just the art and design :-)
Additionally, it is much easier to get the complete classic sets today than it was back when they were high end gear, and this also has an influence on their popularity today because many are finally completing their armor sets that some have been trying to collect for years. Back in the day, if you were not one of the few players who were able to get the complete armor sets and only had a couple of pieces, you often had other pieces equipped that didn't match artistically, which for many resulted in the aforementioned "clown look". This mismatched look issue is much less apparent today as most of the newer sets are more easily matched with pieces from different sets.
How many of you are concerned that legacy legendaries will become the new Paladin Tier 2, in that everyone and his dog will be equipping them? Wouldn't it somehow ruin the novelty of owning these items when you get to see them being used constantly, even by levelling characters? Alright, I guess the argument for items that aren't available anymore is a little stronger in my eyes.
But hey, we're not ruling it out completely—one day, who knows? We purposefully made it very limited when transmogrification started, so we could maybe open things up further down the road. I've seen plenty of people argue against this is all.
Are you sure? One of the reasons I've never gone for the Twin Blades of Azzinoth is because I know I wouldn't be able to show them off constantly. All that work for a few minutes posing in Stormwind? But if I could transmogrify them, I'd be in BT every waking moment trying for those things, and I think there'd be a few more like me. Just a guess, of course. At least now when you see someone taking those few minutes to /flex in the city with those awesome old school legendaries, you're impressed. Well, I am :)
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Comment by NescioNetizen
on 2013/07/13 00:29:31
Funny, I hate the old gear because of the general lack of glowing spell effects and the frequent lack of detail on the textures.
Just because something has less resolution does not render the design itself crappy or something.
The whole debate was about design getting less and less appealing in a design kinda way.
You know design as in coca cola cans beeing great and supermarket housebrands beeing dull.
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