I thought I’d write a small piece about transmogs and character looks in general.
All my constant readers know that transmog collections are a thing – maybe one of the core things – in my gameplay. Achievements and goals are nice, but they in turn serve the ultimate goal: Character.
My toons from day one have never been “I want a class to play”. I never care about simulations, care about specs or which provides more damage/healing etc. – in two words, any practical reasons. My toons are – first and foremost – Characters.
This is why I’m an altoholic, and swap races a lot. I’m writing a character story in WoW through gaming, and once I feel that a character stopped fitting feel well with me, I would invent a new transmog/barbershop image to play a different role, race swap, or even delete a toon if nothing else works. In that particular order.
And that is why I collect mounts and transmogs. Out of hundreds of options your character’s new persona may have the only option if any.
Latest example: my Jagda the Shaman, swapped from a Dark Iron, wears the mountaineer, bright and shiny armor which shouts abouts Bronzebeard pride and valor:
Scraping my list of 325+ mounts yesterday, I couldn’t pick a single air mount for her! Of course I have all types of firebirds, including ashes of Al’ar and what not which could fit an Elemental Shaman, but I don’t like riding the living fire :) Dragons are too bulky to my taste. The only option that could fit would be a gryphon – older smaller type, but my collection lacks the only mount armor color I see fit here: yellow or gold. For now I’m settled with a red version, but it’s not exactly that. Alas.
As for transmogs, I could have never thought of using those slippers from Dazar’alor sets. Well, what do you know, once Schlitzchen came into Nazjatar, she was urged to take off her full body armor – I felt that it should be beach-type, sea ocean floor, moist and what not. She went with bright colors reminding of her Kezan adventures, and voila:
It appeared to be the only shoes that fit these looks :)
Transmogs and mounts are never enough.