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Make me pretty – Trans – mog – self gratification?

I feel pretty,
Oh, so pretty,
I feel pretty and witty and bright!
And I pity
Any girl who isn’t me tonight.

-Westside Story

Do I need to ‘feel’ pretty to play?

I haven’t been impressed with the Priest gear design in the last few seasons/tier.  Other classes are getting skulls, spikes, glowing beaks, eyes and feathers. We have just been getting different version of bad 80’s fashioned shoulder pads, and they haven’t even had lace or glitter on them, add them to shadow form,  and it even makes the firey feather shoulders look from Leyara’s Locket look dull.

So when I heard the news of  Transmogrification I first thought WINGS!  I can get my wings back.

The Avatar Regalia was my favorite set ( my holy priest figurine complaining about how high her heels are)  or The Merciless Gladiators Raiment set that also had the same wings. Then all I would need is the Grand Marshal’s War Staff and I think I would be happy, and feeling pretty.

Could the appearance of my toon be enough to inject back into me a passion to play more?   Love the game more ? Do I need to feel pretty to play Wow?

Once it was how others saw you in game.

I’ve known tanks that used to sit on the Bank steps in Dalaran to show off their gear. The same reason why Rogues would show off their Glaives back in the day near the then ‘it’ place on the Iron Forge bridge.

The idea in both instances was that people would look at your gear and recognise the specialness of your gear. the achievement,  the rank you had earned by having those pieces. Players to envy,   or maybe more so because the people who raided,  ( and others – but maybe not the average player)  knew what kind of work and achievement it took to get them

But if  gear no longer becomes an indication of status or achievement, and more about vanity and to be honest now that I am not raiding I wouldn’t have a clue or care what top level fappable tank gear looks like now, then you may choose to dress how you feel like for the same reason why you choose clothing or accessories in real life,  to show off your personality/interests/sub culture.

I want my wings!

Do I need them?  Nope,  is it going to make me play better, feel better, play more? – Nope.

Will it change how other people see me/ you see others?  – Maybe. ” Omg  – your fashion sense is so bad. No stripes with Plaid, Ahhhh you’re  colour blind!  Or what is your inner psyche revealing about your desire to wear  a metal G String voluntarily  yes those pants

But it’s all aesthetics, I knew people who would re-roll when they didn’t like their toons face or hair ( before the Barbershop)  we do care about how our toons look, if it’s the colour of your gear,  that you’re wearing a big blue dress or the design of the armor set,  we use the Barbershop, we dress up bank alts, we collect holiday event gear sets, so even though I feel a little shallow about it,  I think it will prove to be very popular.

But whats next? Your own face on your Avatar?  I wrote about this possibility here

If you’re looking for some ideas of what your gear could look like ,  check out

Disciplinary Action  who has a very good  illustrated fashion guide to the cloth armor sets for the choices available  for gear set looks, and where to get them.

And Big Bear Butt pointed out The Visual Role Play List for some other ideas about what you can wear, and they have promised to start posting more Transmogrification friendly posts.

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