Back when I was a major presence in my server’s transmog market, my favourite customers were the ones unsure of what they wanted. It seems a little counter-intuitive, because checking the Auction House occasionally for Jade Legplates is considerably less work than designing a look from scratch, but it gave me the chance to delve into the tantalizing and somewhat frustrating world of BoP gear, a place your average transmog vendor doesn’t often tread.
And hey, it was a refreshing break from the near constant litany of “I’ll give you 30g for that 7,500g chestplate p.s. you suck!” So there’s that.
Though I rarely made money on these personalized outfits (unfortunately, I’ve yet to find a way to charge people for the privilege of running Blackwing Lair over and over again until Judgement Spaulders drops), they were often the highlight of my former career.
Though, okay, the gold was good too.
I’m out of the business now (many things are fun — relisting hundreds upon hundreds of non-stackable items every day is not one of them), but it occurred to me recently that I could still do what I love without the hassle of finding actual players to please.
So, uh, welcome to the Devil Wears Transmog, my transmog blog.
How Things Work
Unless I’ve stated otherwise, every transmog outfit I post has been compiled by me and generated using the Wowhead “View in 3D” tool. If you’re interested in tier gear and other established in-game sets, I recommend checking out Wowhead’s Transmog Sets section.
From a navigation point-of-view, postings can be browsed by Armor Type and Class using the drop-down menus above.
The most important thing to mention is the colour-coded buttons you’ll notice tacked in front of every piece of gear mentioned on this website. These buttons tell you at a glance how an item can be acquired. Obviously, there’s a difference in difficulty between Molten Core and Throne of Thunder, but the idea is to give players a very rough sense of how difficult an outfit is to make.
Raid Drop – Boss Loot or Raid Trash Drop
Dungeon Drop – Boss Loot or Dungeon Trash Drop
World Drop – Includes Zone-Specific Drops
Vendor – Justice Points (There are equivalent buttons for gold and honor points)
Black Market Auction House
Auction House (The item is a BoE)
If you can’t remember what a button means, mouse over the dot. The summary text will explain everything.
But my favourite of these buttons is the (Auction House) button. It links directly to the item’s page on the Undermine Journal, allowing you to check if the item is available for purchase on your server.
I’m new to this whole “blogging” concept, so if you have any suggestions or feedback, let me know in the comments!