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I am still doggedly plugging away at assembling the perfect Garrison staff for each of my alts who were active during Warlords, still faithfully visiting the Inn to recruit a new Follower with each alt each Tuesday.

This week, whenever I try to hearth to my Garrison, the Garrison loading screen gets to 70 or 80 percent and hangs for awhile, and then I get disconnected. When I log back into the game, I’m still at wherever I was when I tried to use my Garrison hearthstone. It’s not a problem with the Garrison instance itself, or with the Draenor world server. I can log in with characters who are already at their Garrison, and I can walk — or rather, fly — in the front door of the Garrison with no problem. I can use the teleport from the Timeless Isle to Gorgrond and fly to the Garrison from there. I can go through the Dark Portal from the Blasted Lands to Tanaan Jungle Ashran and fly to the Garrison from there. My Mages can teleport to Ashran and fly to the Garrison from there. I just can’t hearth to the Garrison.

Oh, actually, I can hearth to the Garrison if I’m already on Draenor. It’s just trying to hearth to the Garrison from one of the other continents that doesn’t work.

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Mostly tabard-themed kits in this installment. If you haven’t noticed already, I’m working (slowly, but not necessarily steadily) on a series of outfit collections featuring my favorite tabards.

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Blazing Sunreaver Herald

Bloody Bandanna, Shoulderpads of Vehemence, Primalstorm Breastplate, Burning Blade Devotee’s Cinch, Ghostclaw Leggings, Razzeric’s Racing Grips, Murkblood Boots, Scarlet Filigreed Shirt, The Sunbreaker, Sunreaver Tabard
This sword requires Shattered Sun-Revered reputation not only to purchase but also to use for Transmogrification. Fortunately, clearing Heroic Magister’s Terrace isn’t nearly as difficult or time-consuming now as it was back in the day. If you don’t even want to do that, though, the sword “Alimony“, from a darkly comic pirate quest chain in Thousand Needles, is the same model without the red enamel on the blade.

Golden Sunreaver Battlemage

Crown of Endless Knowledge, Shoulderpads of Knowledge’s Pursuit, Red Mageweave Vest, Voidweave Cilice, Leggings of Eternity, Primal Combatant’s Gloves of Prowess, Ritual Sandals, Golden Filigreed Doublet, Sun-Infused Focus Staff
This kit turned out darker than I’d expected — but I’m quite pleased with it all the same. I’m especially happy with the coordination between the Hyjal pants, the Sunwell shoulders, and the Warlords PvP gloves.

The Sun Reaver

Helm of the Crestfallen Challenger, Spaulders of Manifold Eyes (H), Bloodfist breastplate girdle & greaves, Legguards of Abandoned Fealty, Gauntlets of the Immovable, The Sun Eater, Sunreaver Tabard
Between the name, the styling, and the source (a drop from the Kael’thas lackey who is the end boss of the Mechanar), this sword was just begging to be used in a Sunreaver outfit. It’s too massive for a Rogue to double-wield, however (at least to me), so it fell to my Frost DK to make the kit.

Runic Plate

Runic Plate set with Girdle of Divine Blessing, Area 52 Engineering Gloves, Seethe, and Broken Promise
This just might be my favorite coloration of the Thorium Armor style. Perhaps that has something to do with its colors being very similar to those of Thunder Bluff heraldry?

The Four-Fold Way

Red Crane Mantle (LFR), Vest of the Dragon Slayer, Brown Belt of Humbling Gravity, Leggings of Loss, Smuggler’s Mitts, Moonstrider Boots, August Celestials Tabard
Although most Monks focus on achieving perfection in the philosophy and fighting style of just one of the August Celestials, all Monks respect and endeavor to follow the virtues embodied by each of Pandaria’s four deities.
I chose these boots because they have fun blue toes on races that wear shoes — so I used the the Orb of the Sin’dorei and the Orb of Deception to show them off.

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This series of posts began because I set myself a goal to document new Transmogrification outfits in a more timely fashion. As soon as I create a new outfit, I write it up in a draft post. As the weekend approaches, I start working on taking fashion screenshots, processing them, and updating “Things my [Class] Wears” posts. On Sunday — though not every Sunday — I publish the collection of my recent efforts. Then I begin the next “Sunday on the Promenade” draft post.

Occasionally, I have ideas for themed Transmogrification collections that take several months to completely assemble. Thus, some of these outfits might get re-posted at a later date as part of such a themed Transmogrification collection.

If any of you, my dear readers, have kits that you’d like to share, I’d be happy to add you to the show! Just email me your picture(s), along with a list of the items in the outfit. I don’t regularly check my blog email, though, so if you’ve sent me an outfit, please make a comment on the most recent Sunday Mog Show post so that I know to check my blog email for your contribution.

So the Patch 7.3.5 PTR is up, and it has a bunch of stuff about the first four Allied Races in it — though the PTR welcome message advises that this is due to Battle for Azeroth being in active development, with a subtext that we should not be expecting the Allied Races to become available when 7.3.5 goes live.

I’ve looked at the stuff about the models, but I’ve steered clear of the stuff about the quests. If you don’t care to be spoilt even by chatter about the models, then don’t click through the cut to Continue Reading »

The funny thing about Mogging is, once I get started on making new outfits for one or two characters, I start having ideas for other characters, and then before I know it, I’ve changed the outfits of several of my active alts.

Tracer




Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses, Spireflame Spaulders & Chestguard, Supple Waistguard (3-670), Ghostclaw Leggings, Gazlowe’s Gloves + Ghostwalker Bindings, Goat Hide Boots, Rustic Workman’s Shirt, Spellfire Longsword
I originally designed this attempt at a Tracer Transmogrification kit in honor of the official launch of Overwatch. The idea was primarily inspired by the slight stylistic similarity between the Spireflame chestpiece and Tracer’s jacket & chronomodulator device.
I decided that these brightly coloured pants were the best choice to mimic Tracer’s brightly coloured leggings, even though they’re the wrong bright colour. I thought the Goat Hide shoes were the best style match for Tracer’s sneakers, but they’re also the wrong colour. WTB this style of shoes in white, please!
I didn’t make the kit at the time partly because I couldn’t find a really good match for Tracer’s shades. It occurred to me, though, that the Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses would work quite nicely for that, so I needed to make the outfit before the 13th Anniversary event ended!

Stormwraith

Warmongering Gladiator’s Helm, Felstalking Shoulders, Spell Fencer’s Jacket, Belt of Hidden Keys, Warmongering Gladiator’s Leggings, Boneshredder Gloves, Illidari Boots
When I got this chestpiece, I knew right away that I wanted to use it with these pants. Adding the helm that goes with the pants to the ensemble meant using this Artifact tint.

Mojache Keeper

Indomitable Epaulets, Keeper’s Armor & Woolies, Eighty Silver Links/Supreme Sash, Wicked Leather Gauntlets/Keeper’s Gloves, Studded Green Anklewraps, Sturdy Yaungol Spear
The Camp Mojache Braves are wearing the leather Keeper’s set with the mail Ancient belt and gloves that are similar to the Ancient gloves in color and decorative pattern, though not in shape. I’ve attempted to replicate the effect with this warm grey-toned belt and gloves. They are also carrying 2H axes, which no leather-wearing class can wield. I like the look of this polearm as an alternate weapon, though.
For running around elsewhere in the world, where the Feralas inspiration will not be immediately obvious, the full Keeper’s set makes a nicer overall appearance.

Guiding Light

Battlegear of Guiding Light (N, lookalike) with Eye-Blinder Greatcloak, Sunsoul Scepter, and Aldori Legacy Defender
This was the one Warlords tier set I most wanted. I was so delighted when I got the first piece from a Follower mission!

Loreseeker

Princess Poobah’s Tiara, Mantle of the Desert Crusade, Jade Tiger Chestpiece, Abandoned Zandalari Bucklebreaker (LFR), Ango’rosh Legguards, Judicator’s Gauntlets, Sabatons of the Humble, Darkhide Blade, Bayeaux Shield, Lorewalkers Tabard
It was the most natural thing in the world for a member of the Explorer’s League to fall in with the Lorewalkers during her sojourn in Pandaria.

Thunder Bluff Honor Guard

Bark Covered Pauldrons, Plate of the Shaman King, Thorium Belt, Bloodforged Legplates, Spiritualist’s Gauntlets, Earthmender’s Plated Boots, Grinning Axe
This NPC outfit has a plate chest, leather shoulders belt and pants, and mail boots. Although I’ve previously constructed a replica of this outfit using the mixed armor types as an RP costume, I wanted to try my hand at making a Moggable version.

Great Tauren Hunter

Gryphon Mail Pauldrons, Chestguard of the Stormspire, Fel-Chain Cinch, Replica Beaststalker’s Pants, Ice Cream Mitts, Auchenai Boots, Bow of the Great Hunter
While I think this chestpiece looks cool, I’m not so fond of the rest of the set. Fortunately, there are enough mail items in enough shades of green that I could put together a nice outfit around it.

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This series of posts began because I set myself a goal to document new Transmogrification outfits in a more timely fashion. As soon as I create a new outfit, I write it up in a draft post. As the weekend approaches, I start working on taking fashion screenshots, processing them, and updating “Things my [Class] Wears” posts. On Sunday — though not every Sunday — I publish the collection of my recent efforts. Then I begin the next “Sunday on the Promenade” draft post.

Occasionally, I have ideas for themed Transmogrification collections that take several months to completely assemble. Thus, some of these outfits might get re-posted at a later date as part of such a themed Transmogrification collection.

If any of you, my dear readers, have kits that you’d like to share, I’d be happy to add you to the show! Just email me your picture(s), along with a list of the items in the outfit. I don’t regularly check my blog email, though, so if you’ve sent me an outfit, please make a comment on the most recent Sunday Mog Show post so that I know to check my blog email for your contribution.

A collection of Transmogrification Kits actually worn in-game by the Male Tauren Warrior. Outfits are listed from most recent to least recent. Items that are no longer obtainable are marked with an asterisk (*).

3) Thunder Bluff Honor Guard

Bark Covered Pauldrons, Plate of the Shaman King, Thorium Belt, Bloodforged Legplates, Spiritualist’s Gauntlets, Earthmender’s Plated Boots, Grinning Axe
This NPC outfit has a plate chest, leather shoulders belt and pants, and mail boots. Although I’ve previously constructed a replica of this outfit using the mixed armor types as an RP costume, I wanted to try my hand at making a Moggable version.

2) High Society Gilnean Plate

High Society Top Hat, Noble Plate Pauldrons, Heroic Judicator’s Chestguard, Earthswell Belt, Exalted Legplates, Gauntlets of Enforcement, Boots of the Ancient-Killer, Cloak of the Red Flight, Burnished Quel’Serrar, Flamescarred Draconian Deflector
I’d made new outfits for all my other plate-wearers, including the Dwarf Paladin, so I figured I ought to make a new real armor outfit for the Male Tauren Warrior, too. Because he has the Top Hat, I decided to put him into this “aristocratic Gilnean” outfit that I originally designed about five years ago.

1) Pretentious Purple

Replica Soulforge shoulders & gauntlets, Saltstone chestpiece & leggings, High Chief’s belt & boots, Hammer of Grief
Perfect for a Warrior or Death Knight pretending to be a Paladin.
Because of the gender dimorphism in the appearance of the Saltstone chestpiece & leggings, I would not make this Transmogrification kit for a female character. Hence, the creation and boosting of the Male Tauren Warrior.

At the beginning of the campaign against the Legion in the Broken Isles, the Illidari Prime claimed from the former Illidari instructor Varedis (now known as Varedis Felsoul) the Twinblades of the Deceiver and from another former Illidari, Caria, the Aldrachi Warblades.

The Illidari claim to have “sacrificed everything“, but one thing they have not sacrificed is a potent lust for revenge. Enraged by these defeats, Varedis and Caria vowed to utterly destroy the Illidari.

The Illidari Council thwarted them at every turn, however, until Kil’jaeden himself got involved…


After threatening the Illidari that “Your insolence has come to an end. You will join the Burning Legion. You will become Felsworn,” Kil’jaeden tells the Illidari Prime, “You may grovel now, demon hunter.”


On behalf of all of the Illidari, she refused — with a very much ruder gesture than the rather juvenile animation portrayed in the game.

The Illidari promptly jumped the Fel Hammer to Niskara and the crack strike force of Kayn, Kor’vas, Jace, Allari, Asha, Belath, and Kiralaira — the same team who had been handpicked by Illidan to lead the mission to Mardum to reclaim the Sargerite Keystone all those years ago — took care of Varedis and Caria for once and for all.

Kil’jaeden wasn’t too happy about that. “Very well, Illidari,” he snarled, “Your fate is sealed. You will perish with your world.”

The Illidari laughed in Kil’jaeden’s face and celebrated their victory.

I won’t be using the “Slayer” title, though. It feels too generic. I’ll stick with “Illidari”.

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Niskara is obviously a pretty important place. The Marksmanship Hunter, Blood Death Knight, and Holy Priest all went their to obtain their Artifacts. I know that the Paladin Order Hall campaign will go there eventually, and that Aponi Brightmane will be my guide when I do, because while I was getting the Blood DK and Holy Priest Artifacts, I observed Silver Hand NPCs scattered about the place (in various states of captivity, torment, and death) and I saw player Paladins running about accompanied by a female Sunwalker. The finale of the Demon Hunter campaign went there, too. Will any of the other Order Hall campaigns go there, I wonder (don’t spoil me, please)? What kind of a world was Niskara, before the Legion shredded it?

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Anyhow, now that’s three Order Hall Campaigns completed — one quarter down, three quarters to go. Time to finish leveling another alt. My Hunter is the most likely candidate; she did quite a bit of Pet Battling during Sign of the Critter weeks early in the expansion, so she has a few levels on the rest of my alts — she’s now 108, whereas the others are 104-105. After she’s done, the next one up will probably be my Warrior, so that I can finish the Blacksmithing quest chain and craft the two levels of Demonsteel Armor.

It was awfully nice of the devs to just give us the 200 badges we’d need to buy the Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses.

Flames of Memory

Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses, Spaulders of Manifold Eyes (H), Bloodfist Breastplate & Greaves, Abandoned Zandalari Bucklebreaker (LFR), Legplates of Absolute Control (H), Vice Grips, Darkhide Blade
The Underpowered Death Knight was the one to physically acquire the Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses; as my primary banker, she loves to collect decorative hats.
This shaded, two-toned blade is one of my favorite sword models from Mists. I picked the sword first, and the rest of the kit followed from there.

Antique Glory

Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses, Warmongering Gladiator’s Mantle of Cruelty, Cindercloth Vest, Galaxyfire Girdle, Night Dreamer Leggings, Gossamer Gloves + Illidari Bindings, Elegant Boots, Scarlet Filigreed Shirt, Lorewalkers Tabard, Rod of the Blazing Light
The bronze shades seemed like they’d be a good accessory for a Lorewalkers kit.

Chronoflexive

Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses, Gargantuan Mantle, Supple Vest & Leggings (3-670), Thatch Eave Vines, Runesworn Grips, Ballast-Laden Footpads, Honed Fang of the Mystics
Who better than Kelisanna “The Fabulous” to model a leather kit to wear with these fabulous shades?
Though she’s not opposed to wearing an entire brightly-colored outfit, when there’s a specific brightly-colored item that she wants to be the focus of the outfit, she prefers to keep the rest of the ensemble darker and more subtly embellished.

Tracer




Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses, Spireflame Spaulders & Chestguard, Supple Waistguard (3-670), Ghostclaw Leggings, Gazlowe’s Gloves + Ghostwalker Bindings, Goat Hide Boots, Rustic Workman’s Shirt, Spellfire Longsword
I originally designed this attempt at a Tracer Transmogrification kit in honor of the official launch of Overwatch. The idea was primarily inspired by the slight stylistic similarity between the Spireflame chestpiece and Tracer’s jacket & chronomodulator device.
I decided that these brightly coloured pants were the best choice to mimic Tracer’s brightly coloured leggings, even though they’re the wrong bright colour. I thought the Goat Hide shoes were the best style match for Tracer’s sneakers, but they’re also the wrong colour. WTB this style of shoes in white, please!
I didn’t make the kit at the time partly because I couldn’t find a really good match for Tracer’s shades. It occurred to me, though, that the Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses would work quite nicely for that, so I needed to make the outfit before the 13th Anniversary event ended!

Golden Scales

Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses, Golden Scale Shoulders Cuirass & Leggings, Ornate Girdle, Triumphant Gauntlets & Sabatons, Stylish Blue Shirt, Spirit-Clad Mace, Crusader’s Shield
It somehow felt appropriate to use this combination of Classic crafted gear and greens with the 13th Anniversary bronze shades.

I was only going to do one outfit for each armor type for this post, but then the rest of “The Originals” of my team — the other three of the four Tauren sisters of the four classes available to Tauren in Classic, and my Undead Mage* — suggested that if anyone should be looking at Azeroth through bronze-tinted lenses, it should be them.

Legend-Seeker

Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses, Ordon Legend-Keeper Spaulders & Vest, Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Links of Accuracy, Groundshort Leggings, Rancorbite Grips, Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Sabatons of Alacrity, Bronze Blaster
The yellows in the Ordon-Legend Keeper items match the shades quite nicely. The coordination between the gloves and the chestpiece was a pleasant surprise as I was trying out different gloves.

Enchanted Thorium Artifacts

Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses, Paudrons of Abyssal Fury, Enchanted Thorium Breastplate, Brawlgoth’s Choker, Inkling’s Leggings, Gauntlets of the Shining Light, Grim Sabatons, Burnished Quel’ Serrar, Flamescarred Draconian Deflector
Because the 13th Anniversary event made these gloves available again, and I got them, naturally I wanted to use the set they go with. And of course it had to be a Prot set, because if one was a Warrior in Classic, one was a tank.

Chieftain’s Pride

Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses, Chieftain’s Shoulders & Gloves, Pridelord Armor, Supreme Sash, Warchief Kilt*, Shadow Wing Focus Staff
For a Druid, these Classic armor items were the obvious choice to complement the 13th Anniversary shades.

Nostalgia-Tinted

Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses, Durable Shoulders, Sacrificial Robes*, Gossamer Belt & Gloves, Watched Watcher’s Slippers, Nimboya’s Mystical Staff*
Kivrinne was originally created as a Warlock and played at least through Silverpine Forest and probably some of Hillsbrad Foothills. I later rerolled her as a Mage. Though Kaelinda was the first Mage I created, Kivrinne’s initial creation as a Warlock does pre-date the creation of Kaelinda.
These robes were originally obtained as a rare drop from the boss mob in the Tower of Ilgalar in Redridge Mountains. Since Cataclysm, Horde characters have been able to get them as the Ale-Soaked Robes from the most entertaining quest chain in Silverpine Forest.

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Now I’ve really got to get my Paladin leveled up to 110 and work my way through the Deaths of Chromie scenario to get the bronze version of the Hour of Twilight dragon shoulders to wear with the Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses. She’s already halfway through Revered with the Keepers of Time, so maybe I should push her all the way to Exalted with them, so she can wear the Keepers of Time tabard, too, and have the full set of Bronze Dragonflight accessories…

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WoW Classic won’t be going live anytime soon. Nevertheless, this Anniversary event of fighting Classic world bosses that disappeared in the Shattering to get items from their original loot tables that have been updated only in ilevel and stat distribution has me thinking about rolling an alt or few on a Classic server — as I’m sure it was intended to do.

I miss certain landscapes and questscapes of Azeroth before the Shattering. Thousand Needles, the Barrens, Stonetalon and Ashenvale, Hillsbrad Foothills, Darkshore, Azshara, Orgrimmar… There are many quests in the Cataclysm 1-60 leveling experience that only really completely make sense if you’re familiar with the quests from Classic that they updated or replaced.

Dungeons like Wailing Caverns, Sunken Temple, and Scholomance will be back to their old crazy mazes. Shortly before the beginning of Cataclysm, I’d finally solo-navigated some of those dungeons enough times while Mog-farming that I felt like I understood their layouts. I don’t think I remember the old layouts very well anymore, though.

But I won’t be able to just hop into the new-old world of a Classic server and tourist around with an overleveled, overgeared, overpowered character. I’ll have to level a new character, from scratch… and there are all those group quests and outdoor micro-dungeon areas. Who will I do those with?

At least this very very early page of notes from my WoW notebook will become relevant again…