The Vengeful Polyglot

Posts Tagged ‘transmogrification

I was planning on writing some posts about the recent “faction bias” and “SW:TOR vs. WoW” debates, but, uhhhh… patch day! So, instead, I’ll be fumbling my way through new heroics and crying over yet more dailies to do. Hooray! Enjoy transmog and void storage, everyone! 😀

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I’ve really been enjoying watching Blizzard release each T13 set along with the class’s armor retrospective, but so far only classes I wasn’t too attached to (read: not healers) had been rolled out. Today, my day in the sun came at last. Granted, I’ve never been too taken by the aesthetics of shaman tier with the exception of  T7, which I thought was really excellently made (T6 was neato, too, but I’ve never really played elemental and it had such a “lightning” lean to it that I don’t think I’d consider mogging to it), but I was still really excited to see what the art team came up with.

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The surprises just keep coming! Just on the heels of the (now partially active) tanking changes discussed yesterday, Blizzard has now provided some firm details about the NPCs pictured in the patch 4.3 teaser above. At the Gamescom convention in Germany they revealed that Transmogrification will be a new gear modifying service. A service that is, unlike the reforging system we currently have, entirely cosmetic. As described in the official preview:

“Visiting a Transmogrifier will present players with a new interface that will allow them to change the appearance of an item while retaining its original stats. This means that you can raid in your paladin tier 12 Immolation set, but look like you’re wearing Lightbringer, while priests can bring Benediction back — at least in spirit.”

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