Transmog Time: A Multitude of Mail

It’s time for another installment of Transmog Time! In past articles I’ve put together a plethora of plate sets, a collection of cloth sets, and a load of leather sets, but I don’t think I’ve posted any mail sets.  So today, brace yourself for a multitude of mail transmog sets!

Fiery Pinky PieFiery Pinky-Pie
First up we have a fun set I put together with shaman in mind (and yes, the set is shaman restricted due to the shoulders and kilt). The best part about it is, it’s pink! And on fire! Who wouldn’t want to look like that?
I’m just so-so on the weapon and shield but I included them because the colors match very well.

Feet: Brigade Boots                               Legs: Erupting Volcanic Kilt (shaman only)
Chest:  Brigade Breastplate              Shoulder: Erupting Volcanic Mantle  (shaman only)
Head: Crown of Destruction            Hands: Brigade Gauntlets
Waist: Brigade Girdle                           Weapon: Ceremonial Warmaul Blood-Blade
Shield: Telaari Shield

EDIT: Thanks to a tip from @lisiaraids on twitter, I have been informed that there is an off tier look alike for both the kilt and the shoulders.  Hunters can mog it too!

Shoulders:  Craterflame Spaulders                     Legs: Thoracic Flame Kilt


Magma ShaperMagma Shaper
This next set is perfect for a shaman who just wants to see the world burn.  I’ve always loved the shoulder models and I’ve finally been able to put together a set I really like with them.  While the gold of the boots and belt doesn’t exactly match the chest and leg pieces, I think they complement each other very nicely, giving a very ‘fiery’ vibe.  I’m on a fire kick, aren’t I?

Feet:  Veteran’s Mail Sabatons                  Chest: Engraved Breastplate
Legs: Engraved Leggings                            Head: Crown of Flame
Hands:  Merciless Gladiator’s Linked Gauntlets  (shaman only)
Shoulder: Merciless Gladiator’s Linked Spaulders  (shaman only)
Waist: Veteran’s Linked Girdle


 

Tracker in the WoodsTracker in the Woods
Look, no more fire! This set, while created by two different shaman tier sets, is actually not restricted to any class.  Hunters rejoice! I’m a huge fan of this one, I love the muted natural colors mixed in with the glowing accents.  Looks like I’m going to need to level a mail wearer!

Feet:  Shuffling Shoes                          Chest:  Chestguard of Siphoned Elements
Legs:  Rippling Flesh Kilt                      Hands:  Stormbringer Gloves
Waist:  Torch-Brazed Waistguard         Shoulder:  Pauldrons of Rapid Coagulation


 

Flamboyant FIghterFlamboyant Fighter
We’ve switched tracks here with some purple plate.  I was just playing around in the WoWhead model viewer for this one when I realized the purple of the Revenant plate set was very close to the purple of the warrior Tier 11 set. 15 minutes later, I had a fun mix of old and new gear.  Due to the tier pieces, the set is Warrior restricted however.  (I am supposed to tell you that Yotaan does not like this one, because of all the skin showing. I however don’t mind that too much since it’s pretty covering as far as low level plate armor goes).

Feet:  Massacre Treads                      Chest:  Revenant Chestplate
Legs: Revenant Leggings                        Hands:   Earthen Gauntlets (warrior only)
Waist: Revenant Girdle                           Shoulder:  Earthen Pauldrons (warrior only)


Stormwind CasterStormwind Caster
For this set, I drew my inspiration from the Stormwind armor from the garrison bunker.  I’ve always liked the set but I don’t particularly want my toon to be mistaken for a Stormwind guard. So I put together a cloth inspired version, keeping the bold blues and golds of the original. I believe this set is Alliance only, but it is open to all cloth-wearing classes.  And yes, I got my butt in gear and actually went out there and farmed the set up! That’s a first!

Feet:  Stormwind Boots                             Chest:   Primal Mooncloth Robe
Back: Crazy Cenarion Cloak                     Hands: Stormwind Grips
Waist:  Stormwind Belt                              Shoulder: Stormwind Shoulderguards
Weapon: Guiding Stave of Wisdom          Tabard:  Stormwind Tabard

So there we go! I’ve rounded out my transmog sets! I’m thinking my next theme will be Shado Pan transmogs.  Or maybe tinker inspired gear? There are so many options!

And as always, what do you think of these sets? Any suggestions or improvements you would recommend?  And what transmog challenge should I go for next?

Heraldic Invitation

WoWScrnShot_042615_173134Many months ago, I blogged a bit about an event I ran with my guild by the name of Herald of the Titans.  Once again my guild is running groups through for the achievement, and I wanted to open up the invitation to all my readers!

The Herald of the Titans achievement requires some rather specific situations.  First, all the 10 people in the raid group must be level 80.  No level 100, not even level 81.  You’ve gotta be level 80 on the dot.  Secondly, everyone in the raid must be wearing ilvl 226 or below gear.  And while all of this is active, you must go and defeat Algalon the Observer in Ulduar.  Basically, you complete the fight at level and at gear.

So why would someone want to go for such an achievement? Well to start us off, it’s not actually an achievement, its a feat of strength. And as everyone knows, that’s 3x more fancy.  But on top of that, you also earn the Herald of the Titans title.  And bragging rights! What’s more for there to ask for?

If you are interested in joining the event, shoot me an email at thefussypants(at)hotmail(dot)com and go to our guild forum pages for more in depth information.

We currently do not have a run date because people are still leveling and gearing up but when such a time comes around it is my priority that everyone who wants to gets a run.  The event is a ton of fun and I would love to play the game I write about so often with my readers!  Come join us!

Now, onto other business!
WoWScrnShot_100115_184024The vote was in, and Yotaan and I have started leveling our Ironman toons! I am playing a goblin hunter by the name of Greedypants and he is playing a tauren druid by the name of Bullsmack (isn’t that such a great name!).  And yes, you should all feel bad for voting warlock because warlocks are icky and gross.  Thank goodness hunter beat out by one vote!  Mages forever!

Currently, Yotaan is level 5 and I am level 2 so technically he is in the lead.  However, I’m just letting him wear himself out before sweeping in and taking the prize! Totally!

We will keep you updated on our exploits as we level!

The Noob Experience

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A good friend of mine recently got World of Warcraft for the first time.  I think this had been her first MMORPG experience, so she was completely new to the game.  As I played along side her for her first time, I realized some amazing things.
All Newbies Play Hunters
My friend decided on night elves, so we both rolled night elves.  I rolled a rogue, and she rolled a, you guessed it, hunter.
When you think about it, all new players begin with a hunter, or try a hunter at some time.  Case in point, I started the world as a draenei hunter.  My dad began playing as a dwarf hunter.  My brother started as a night elf hunter.  My best friend started as a blood elf hunter.  And now this friend of mine was starting as a night elf hunter.  Its kind of bizarre.
 
You Forget How Complicated Things Once Seemed
I fully expected my friend to need help navigating the world.  But what I did not expect, was the amount of help she needed.  There were many times where I would ask her to come to me or loot this corpse, and she wouldn’t know how.  I had forgotten how even (seemingly) simple things are hard for beginners to get.
 
The New Player Realms are CRAZY!
When my friend got the game, she was instantly shunted to one of the new player realms.  To make things easier, I rolled a character there, and we were off.  And it was insane!  There were over 60 other characters in the starting area alone!  Every mob had to be camped at some point, and we kept losing each other in the sea of purple night elves.
When You Teach A Friend, You Teach Yourself
I won’t deny it, teaching someone how to play WoW can be trying at best, and down right aggravating at worst.  But even through the repeated trips to the same area for the quests you thought your friend had gotten, to the general wandering of all new players, I learned something.  Being able to share something that you are really passionate about with someone who will listen is awesome.
I loved questing with my friend.  True, it was slower than I usually go, but it was worth it.  I noticed a lot of little things in the game that I normally would miss.  I also learned a lot about me (as corny as it seems).  I had to work on patience, but it was more than worth it.
All in all, I really am enjoying questing through the world with my noobish friend.  We are slowly, but surely, exploring the world.
I will probably post more about our mishaps and adventures as we go, so stay tuned!