Transmog or Transmogrification is something new to the World of Warcraft and a part of Patch 4.3. When it was first announced, my first thought was, “Well… that’s useless.”
The new feature was first announced back in August and a little after you would see in trade chat “/2 LFG BWL for transmog run” or “/2 LFG BT transmog run.” Everyone and their sons were doing old raid content from vanilla to BC and beyond. It was amazing! Trade was alive again. People and their toons had a reason to do old raids.
Trade is still alive with people putting together old raids. After Patch 4.3 went live, everyone and their mothers were honing some oldie but goodie gears. People were unique in the game, people were putting together matching sets, and they just look amazing. I never thought a feature that was so useless to me would actually make the game richer.
No one inspired me more than my guild leader. We decided to do a Firelands pug after the patch went live and she went in wearing a truly unique matching set. It looked so good. I was impressed. Someone that I knew actually used this feature and it works.
So here she is in all her priest sexiness and glory:
The Gear – Absolution Regalia
The Weapon – Frostscythe of Lord Ahune
The Mount – Deathcharger’s Reins
Then I decided to make my own transmog set. I came up with:
The Gear – Nordrassil Harness
The Weapon – Pillar of Ferocity
Well there you go. You can now enjoy killing old raid bosses for fun and obtain really old entirely useless gear except to use as a transmog item, create an entirely new outfit, and look amazing. Especially now with Patch 4.3.2 you can enjoy doing these raids with some IRL friends that you have on real ID that you never play with because you are on different servers. Good job Blizzard. This is why World of Warcraft is the top MMO in the industry. They keep just sucking you back in to the game.
‘Til next time…