My sleep schedule got all quirked up again, so I forgot about the update earlier today, but it’s here, it’s here! Today’s update is about the transmogifirication-thingy that WOW (World of Warcraft) will be adding in a future patch…sorta. Wait! Before you stop reading, it’s more about Lesara’s story development in roleplay. With pictures! However, I’m also very excited I’ll be able to play her in battle and on the road the way I dress her for roleplaying (when I can afford the game again, that is).
To catch up those still reading who don’t play, this new feature will allow players to pay in-game money to make any one apparel item look like any other apparel item (you have to own both on the character during the transaction) of your choice, so long as it’s the same type. One staff can look like a different staff, a cloth chest piece can look like a different cloth chest piece, etc.
I might do a post later for Rena’s, since she is my main, but instead of writing last night, I worked my tail off gathering Lesara’s gear. There’s a major appearance change in the works for her. Mostly, it’s because the Cataclysm caused major changes in Lesara’s story and quite possibly, a large shift in her personality. Or more precisely, it unlocked her personality, something long-buried under layers of training and discipline as a priestess.
When Lesara started, she was a serene, disciplined priestess, matriarch of her family, but with a gentle sense of leadership. Appearance-wise, she still used an herbal dye-wash recipe her mother crafted that made her hair white.
Once it occurred to her to eliminate the herbal dye part of the recipe, her hair colour reverted to azure-blue. A visible symptom of shaking her mother’s spectre (yes, mom was obsessed with white hair).
Then the cataclysm struck. One of the many lands effected, Lesara’s home in Ashenvale survived, but was ransacked by orcs (the horde) taking advantage of the turmoil. Lesara’s been fighting to save her home guerilla-style. Granted, a priestess is ill-suited to physical combat, but even a healer in such settings does little good in bramble-catching robes, sticking out like a blue-haired, black-winged, big-eared thumb.
Her time out there is changing her too. Is she alone? Is she helping someone? Is she part of a secret orc and twilight cult-resistance group? Whatever she’s up to, I doubt anyone looking would recognize her.
I present Lesara gone wild:
The owl face paint is the nod to Elune (Kaldorei moon goddess that empowers the cleric/healer class). No, she hasn’t gone druid. And that staff…I love it, took me about 12 deaths soloing level 70, 25-man raid trash (Lesara is 85). 58 gold worth of repairs. The cloak, only 3 runs into Maraudon (a level 30-something instance). The rest I’ve just been buying off the auction house. Also, she cut her hair off and dyed it green.
I can’t wait until she can always run around battling like this. I like getting my kaldorei in touch with their more “wild” culture. As to the tabard, Lesara use to work for the Cenarion Expedition, gathering, cataloging, and testing the herbs of Draenor (another world). I figure she still had the tabard lying around, maybe it was one of the few things left lying in the debris of her home.
Do you play wow? Are you putting together your moggy? Don’t play wow? That’s okay, I hope you enjoyed the eye candy anyway!
PS the middle screenshot isn’t RP gear, Lesara was out of character and in shadow specialty (she doesn’t use shadow magic in character). The wings are from a current end-game priest ability from the discipline specialty called Archangel (in this case, dark archangel). All out of character tidbits.