Pretty Fly for a New Draenei

Draenei enthusiasts!!! Unlike last Tuesday (which I’m not going to even go into), this Tuesday we got some awesome Draenei news out of the art department at Blizzard!
draenei2Yes, you’re looking at renderings for new, improved Draenei model! A disclaimer though – she’s still ‘in progress’.  She’s obviously not posed properly, and the hair looks like it could use some work.  That being said, she looks super fly!  It was so awesome for Blizzard to post a little ‘nugget’ for us, since she wasn’t quite ready, but they didn’t want us to think the joke model was all they had.

draeneiI must admit, my first thought was “phew, she looks the same, but better”.  I was nervous her face would get a complete revamp like the gnome and dwarf females, and I wouldn’t recognize my ladies anymore.  But, she has the same feel, just updated.  I had the same reaction to the male tauren that was posted on Monday. “Oh, he looks the same… but he has nostrils… and teeth!”  If you haven’t watched the animation videos on that post, they really bring the new model to life.  I am so excited to see new draenei all rigged up and moving around!  I also really can not wait to see gear on these models.  I’m curious to see if they’ll be able to set shoulder gear better on the new model.  You know how some of them look like they’re falling off behind her.  That was actually a major issue with my Draynee cosplay!  We attached the shoulders to my tabard, but they kept slipping off my shoulders.  Luckily, we had brought supplies into the convention, and during opening ceremonies, my husband was super-glueing a clear strap between the shoulders in the back.  They held up like magic after that ;)

undeadfem02My only bummer is that she doesn’t have amazing eyelashes like the undead female does, but at least she has some eyelash definition.  The nose has better definition as well, but it’s still dainty and not a major feature of her face.  I may also like the old hooves better.  I’m reserving judgment on the hooves until we see her standing properly, but I do hope they keep the little fringe of fur at the top of the hooves.  I’d hate to have to remake my draenei boots!

I am quite fond of her underoos, they are definitely more stylish then that cheapo bikini she was wearing.  I know ‘supportive’ and ‘strapless bra’ don’t really fit together in the real world, but it looks like there’s enough structure in that top to hold the gals up.  I mean, she’s an alien anyhow, maybe their ta-tas do defy gravity :P

Check out the official Artcraft post here!

-- Draynee
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Golden Shadows Priest Transmog

priest_mogHowdy Draenei Enthusiasts!  I have been waiting to post this mog for a long time. You know how it goes… come up with an awesome mog on a low-level character, level her, grind rep and then run the same raid on and off for like 8 months before all the pieces drop!  I had pretty much given up on that staff, but last week I had this feeling that if I logged in, it would drop. It did!! Hooray for priest-on-a-stick! :D

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Head – Cowl of Benevolence

Shoulders – Duskshallow Mantle

Chest – I’m wearing the Azure Silk Vest, but any sleeveless top would work

Tabard – Golden Lotus Tabard

Hands – Handwraps of Flowing Thought

Waist – Vestal’s Irrepressible Girdle

Legs – Spiritshroud Leggings

Feet – Invisiboots

Staff – Staff of Immaculate Recovery

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With the Scryers Tabard, if you can’t fathom grinding Golden Lotus rep ;)

The Helm and Staff drop in Black Temple from Teron Gorefiend and Gurtogg Bloodboil, respectively. The shoulders are from Priestess Delrissa in normal Magister’s Terrace. Gloves from Attumen the Huntsman in Karazhan. The waist can be purchased in Stormwind (or Orgrimmar) with Justice Points, and the legs from the Beast in Upper Blackrock Spire. UBRS will be getting a revamp in Warlords or Draenor, so you might want to grab those now!

 
 
staffThis face in the staff is a little creepy!

-- Draynee
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Fly Draenei Friday – Home Sweet Home

Happy Friday everyone! Welcome to the new home of Pretty Fly for a Draenei! What started as a simple redesign turned into a full move to WordPress and a new address – prettyflydraenei.com! I hope to take advantage of the customizable nature of WP in the future, but for now, I wanted to get everything moved and looking pretty. My favorite part is the random header image. I wanted to add some new pics, but still keep Boobs McGee around, I know Navimie would miss her ;)

If anything looks funky, or is broken, let me know, I’d appreciate it! Now, onto some fly draenei! As always, if you or someone you know if a fly draenei, send me a pic! Make sure and check out the link at the bottom of that page for Umlaut’s tips on taking awesome screenshots.

 

AhaliymFirst up is Ahaliym in a pretty blue set that takes advantage of her legendary cloak proc. Love the Vanguard pieces with the Templar legs, it’s a look I would go for if that damn chest wasn’t so expensive :P Foreman’s Head Protector, Spaulders of the Scorned, Gong-Lu, Strength of Xuen, Vanguard BreastplateVanguard Gauntlets, Triad Girdle, Templar Legplates, Boot’s Boots, and Sonic Spear.

 

DKNext up is death knight with another great pair of legs! They didn’t leave their name, or armory, but it looks like Glowing Wings of Hope, Dawnsteel Shoulders, Shining Carapace of Glory, Acherus Knight’s Girdle (invisibelt), and Cloudkeeper Legplates.

 

MythriiThis is Mythrii’s second FDF appearance, thist time in a pretty purple and gold look. Warstrike Shoulder Pads, Lambent Scale Breastplate, Mojo-Menders Gloves, Dreadhawk’s Girdlem, Slime-Coated Leggings, Tsunami Boots (invisiboots), and Softfoots Last Resort and Stellaris for weapons.

 

ZebracakesFinally, we have Zebracakes in a super cool ninja mog! Bandit Garb with Demonic Runed Spaulders, Headband of the Coiled Serpent and The Black Knight.

Thanks everyone for sending in your fly gals! ♥

-- Draynee
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Fly Draenei Friday – Finally!!

Howdy Draenei enthusiasts!! I was pretty bummed out about my post getting eaten last week :/  I am working on moving the blog over to a self-hosted platform, but there is mountains of coding to do.  In the mean time, I am finally going to get this FDF posted :P  In case you weren’t sure what the heck that picture I posted last week is, that’s my Sylvari Guardian from Guild Wars 2.  I’m having a lot of fun poking around in that game.  It has some really great systems and scenery and it’s a fun change of pace during the end-of-expac lulls.  Although, the lull between Cata and Pandalandia was an excellent time for transmog. WoW Factor shows, Mogolympics… it was the golden age of mogging, lol!  Maybe once we get a more approximate date for WoD the mog fun will start rolling again :)  For now, here’s some super fun mogs you guys were awesome enough to send me!

 

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 First up is Chiyasa in her “Classic Priest” set. This robe really is a classic, and I love the pop of purple on the belt! Runecloth Robe with  Elementalist Mantle, Runecloth Belt, Black Mageweave Gloves, Valorous Crown of Faith and Staff of Immaculate Recovery.

 

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This is Chiyas’s Night Elf/Tyrande inspired outfit. The super white dress looks great against her dark skin. Chest Mooncloth Robe with Double-Stitched Woolen ShouldersNetherweave Belt, Handwraps of the Incarnate, Valorous Crown of Faith and Apostle of Argus.

 

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Next up is the lovely Eanor in Wrathful Gladiator’s Investiture. The blue and gold cloak is a nice complement to this set.

 

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Laryala’s orange accents really sets off her Hallowed Raiment set, and the headband coordinates perfectly! With Arcanist Belt and Bloodfire Greatstaff.

 

Ethlin

Ethlin is a super fly Magenei (Draenei mage, lol!) in her funky purple outfit. I love the boots, they are such a cool design! Hallowed Crown, Valorous Frostfire Shoulderpads, Frostweave Tunic, Valorous Frostfire Gloves, Ruthless Gladiators’s Cord of Accuracy, Black Mageweave Leggings, Arcanist Boots, Seethe and Talisman of Kalecgos.

Thanks for your submissions everyone!

-- Draynee
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Tyria’s Grasp

OMG I had a whole FDF written out and Blogger ATE IT :(  I miss you guys, this is what I’ve been up to the past month:

Tomorrow will be Fly Draenei Saturday when I’m not so pissed at web browsers and blogging apps :P

-- Draynee
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Happy New Year!

What better way to ring in a new year than with Draenei in sequin dresses?! :D
Hope everyone had a great 2013, here’s to an awesome 2014!
-- Draynee
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Fly Draenei Friday – The Hand

Greetings Draenei enthusiasts! I hope your week went well, if not, here’s a FDF to cheer you up!  A few weeks ago Samaramon posted a really great transmog contest. Her challenge was to design a mog around the Tabard of the Hand, and the prize was an art piece of one of your characters.  I am so bummed I didn’t win, I would have loved a Draynee drawing, but the winners made some fantastic outfits, as did everyone who entered! You can check out the winners and everyone else over at Sam’s blog. Below is my entry, which is remarkable similar to one Euphyley created. Great minds really do think alike ;)

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Shoulders – Mantle of Perenolde

Chest – Red Crane Vest

Tabard of the Hand

Hands – Gloves of Holy Might

Waist – Snow Lily Belt

Legs – Ceremonial Leather Loincloth

Feet – Inferno Hardened Boots

Staff – Amber Scythe of Klaxxi’Vess

 

 

 

Last time I posted all but one of the fly draenei from my inbox, put the call out for more, and here’s what I got! Keep ‘em coming guys, I love seeing all your mogs :D

 

Moravandra

Here’s the one I missed from last time, I hope Moravandra didn’t think I passed her by because I said I posted everything I had! This is her ‘ninja-priest’ mog, which is great for sneaking around healing people in a BG, uh, until those fancy wings pop and give you away XD She is wearing the chest, pants and gloves from Silver-Thread Regalia, along with Soot-Covered Mantle and Guardian’s Dreadweave Belt.

 

Teal

Next is another lovely mog from Teal, who was lucky enough to keep her shoulders and bow from Dragon Soul LFR, they go amazingly well with her Northrend pieces. Wyrmstalker’s Spaulders, Cloak of Biting Chill, Chestguard of Siphoned Elements (Wound Dressing shirt underneath), Gloves of Unerring Aim, Belt of the Ardent Marksman, Conqueror’s Scourgestalker Legguards, Tsunami Boots (Invisiboots), and Vishanka, Jaws of the Earth.

 

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These two beauties are from Rinike at Rinike’s Wardrobe. She has a bunch of beautiful transmogs on her site, so you should hop over and check them out! These two are from her Paladin Week and Shaman Week posts.

 

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Finally, we have this gorgeous mog from Anna at Femtaur.com. It seems she was tempted by the blue side and has fallen in love with her draenei monk! Hooray for fly draenei :D Rifle Commander’s Eyepatch, Lunar-Claw Pauldrons, Raging Spirit Harness, Red Belt of Unspoken Warning, Luminary Kilt, Sandals of Sacrifice, Mighty Gauntlets and Vengeful Gladiator’s Staff.

 

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Thanks everyone for sending in your awesome pics, and if you want to send me your fly draenei check out my submission page, I’m always LFM ;)

 

-- Draynee
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Jade Monk Take 2 – Leather Transmog

jade_monk2Last year I posted a Jade Monk Transmog with intentions to level my monk and dress her up in it.  Well, I never really got into playing my monk.  Most classes aren’t that fun at low levels, and I really wasn’t feeling it.  Then one day I was visiting the Black Market Auction House and came across these amazeballs shoulders.  I ported my little level 20-something monk to Pandaria, hitched a ride over to the BMAH and transferred the 10k gold over to her, placed my bid and waited. Then waited some more. I’d never gotten anything off of this ah, and I really didn’t want to get in a bidding war on an item I couldn’t even use yet!  Luckily, no one else bid on the shoulders, and they were mine! Suddenly I had an incentive to level, and got to it.  These shoulders didn’t really go with the original jade transmog, so after finding this helmet that coordinates perfectly, I put this set together in Mog-It.  This was about 6-months ago…

 

I was able to get all of the pieces together fairly quickly, but the damn pants.  They drop from the last boss in Heroic Blood Furnace. Draeya leveled from 70-72 just from daily runs through BF. When my husband came back to WoW and I couldn’t use his characters to drag her through, I went and leveled her the old-fashioned way for a bit, but the fire kinda burned out.  After my recent two-month hiatus from the game, I decided to give her another try. With rested and monk buffs, 77-80 took about 5 minutes, and I was knocking on Keli’dan the Breaker’s door again. I was beginning to think the pants weren’t actually on his loot table, when RNG smilled on me, and they dropped! Woooo! I must say the fire to play and hunt mog pieces has been re-kindled!

 

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Helm: The Night Watchman

Shoulders: Bonescythe Pauldrons

Chest: Chestguard of No Remorse

Gloves: Replica Darkmantle Gloves

Waist: Brown Belt of Precarious Balance

Legs: Leggings of the Unrepentant

Feet: Clefthoof Wanderboots

Staff: Fleshling Simulation Staff

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-- Draynee
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Fly Draenei of Draenor Friday

Draenei lovers!!! Holy space goat it’s been too long.  It seems transforming myself into a Draenei for one day TOOK OVER MY LIFE, and I needed a short break :)  Thank you guys for the wonderful comments on my costume, I ♥ you all! The ‘making of’ was exhausting and stressful, but so worth it, and RL Draynee will be making appearances again. Next time I will spend more than five minutes wearing the boots prior to the event however.  As I was walking to a corner after I couldn’t take standing in them any longer, a guy asked me if I had molten lava coming out of my feet. Pretty much felt like it :O

In other Blizzcon news, I’m pretty excited about Warlords of Draenor! I mean, I’m not 100% sold on the story, but DRAENOR. So cool. There will be no shortage of Draenei NPC’s and I’m looking forward to meeting them all!  I also like that we’re going to see places the draenei lived before the planet blew apart. Lae has a great post on Draenei Settlements in Outland, and I hope we get to see these in all their glory :)

So, on to what we’re really here for – the fly Draenei!  My apologies to the fine folks who sent these mogs in that it took so long to post them. Thank you for your patience!

 
Mayumî

First up is Mayumî from Doomhammer. I love the color of these pieces, and the shoulders and bow are excellent accents to this set! Engraved Mail with Flamewaker’s Spaulders and Skyfire Hawk-Bow.

 
Ariakan

Next up is a mog that Ariakan has probably acquired by now, but was excited to submit it, and I was excited to share it! She calls this set “Lionheart”, and it coordinates amazingly well with the Lionheart Executioner :) White Tiger Helmet and Pauldrons, Enchanted Thorium Breastplate and Leggings, Judgement Belt, Exalted Gauntlets and Grim Sabatons.

 
Tianis

Tianis looks like a death knight you really wouldn’t want to mess with! Cataclysmic Gladiator’s Desecration with Cataclysmic Gladiator’s Warboots of Alacrity, Carapace of Anub’shiah and Quel’Delar, Might of the Faithful.

 
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Maggymaé has picked a very nice shield, Gladiator’s Shield Wall, to go with her Chief Brigadier Mail set. Maggy is a fellow Proudmoore-ite! /wave

 
Sakhet

To round out this FDF, we have Sakhet from Skywall. I love the way these axes look with the shoulders, and the way the White Swashbuckler’s Shirt peeks out from underneath the breastplate! Crown of Empowered Fate, Glimmering Steel Mantle, Conqueror’s Breastplate, Thorium Belt, Lavacrest Leggings, Bloodforged Gauntlets, Master Cannoneer Boots and 2x Draconic Avenger.

 

Well, that is actually all of the fly draenei I had in my inbox, so if you have a mog to submit, send it on in cause FDF is back baby!  Thanks :D

-- Draynee
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Blizzcon!!

Hey guys! Holy crap it’s been a long time!  I am exhausted from Blizzcon, and hope to write more later, but I wanted to share some pics. Enjoy :D

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From Instagram

 
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Me and Elvine!!

 
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From Flicker

 
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-- Draynee
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