Unless perhaps you’ve been under a rock, on vacation, or not playing WoW, you’ve surely heard the hullabaloo over the new items at the Blizzard Store. Formerly a place to buy neato pets and mounts, they’ve now added 3 Cosmetic Armor Pieces you can spend your real-life gold on, and mog to your hearts’ content. I have mixed feelings about these helms, they’re not really my style, and I think the price point is a little high. I know everyone’s got quite an opinion on these things, and I won’t say either way if I support them being sold for money or not. What I do support 100%, however, is the people who buy these and want to wear them.
There’s a rumor going around Twitter that some poor chap got kicked from LFR, and the reason in people’s boxes was that he was wearing one of these store helms. To make it worse, the ‘rumor’ (I can’t speak to it’s truth as I wasn’t there) was started by some pretty high-profile podcasters who were making fun of this person. This blog is not usually a place where I voice strong opinions, but without a doubt, my opinion of this situation is that it is asinine and unacceptable.
I’ve got a lot more to say about this, but I will digress and get to the pretty pictures. In short, transmog is as much a form of self-expression as what class you play, and NO-ONE (not even you, Mr. Worgen DK in purple judgement) deserves to be publicly made fun of for what they choose to mog into. So rock on, kid who got kicked from LFR, and comfort yourself in the thought that the gear you wanted wasn’t going to drop from that run anyways, and you were better off with another group 🙂
So ANYWAYS, here’s some cloth mogs I put together for the 3 helms. If I’m feeling funky-fresh, I might do some of the other armors too!
This first helm you may have seen with the blue skull face effect. I had no idea that was just an animation until I saw Mogoholic’s post about the helm. It’s a pretty neat looking crown in still form!
Head – Crown of Eternal Winter
Shoulders – Valorous Shoulderpads of Sanctification (Priest)
Chest – Mooncloth Robe
Hands – San’layn Ritualist Gloves
Waist – Mindfire Waistband
This helm kinda scares me. Those red eyes in the black, it’s like what you’d see if you said ‘Bloody Draenei’ in front of a mirror in dark 12 times. BOO! /shudders
This helm is serious about its horns. Please be careful not to put an eye out if you’re mogging this one. Unless, that’s your intention… and the target is an orc… named Garrosh…
Head – Jewel of the Firelord
Shoulders – Firehawk Mantle (Mage)
Chest – Robe of the Waking Nightmare
Tabard of the Achiever
Hands – Sanctified Bloodmage Gloves
Waist – Embereye Belt
Umlauts over at Mog’s Addiction did a pretty awesome plate mog for this one, so check that out too!
P.S. You can scope out the helms for yourself on the Blizzard Store.