I like transmog but I don't farm for it.
Having your characters look the way YOU want them to is a huge boost to individuality. Before transmogrification, everyone at cap who raided looked pretty much the same as everyone else of their class that raided. Same went for PvP. With the ability to choose your appearance, there is much more variety in how people now look.
It's not just important to me, it makes everyone else more interesting to look at, too.
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Also want tier 9 as that will look pretty damn good aswell with QS.
So... yes. I don't think I'd really judge someone for not transmogging, but for me, personally, transmog is character customization and I like not looking EXACTLY like every undead male warlock.
I think everyone is affected by transmog just like everyone who wasn't in a progression guild had to look up to the guy in progression gear and asked: "Woooow where did you get that???"
Now it is sorta the same imo - people ask: where did you get that, it would fit my gear perfectly blabla
"Yes! We're all individuals!"
Ofcourse I am. Who doesn't want to look good when all their gear is multi coloured due to different tiers?
It's not about making myself stand out by transmogging, but more simply to do with me logging onto my character and enjoying how he looks.
To a point. It's kind of fun to try and come up with something interesting by cannibalizing various old sets, and then going hunting for those pieces.
I can certainly see why folks wouldn't care about it however.
Benevolence is a luxury for the strong - Wrathion
Plox. I got your plox right fucking here. - Animalhouse
I still prefer seeing Thrall rather than blood in my urine, that doesnt make him a good character. - Verdugo
Transmogrification is arguably one of the greatest features they've added to the game, at least in my opinion. For those of us who do want our characters to look a certain way, it's an incomprehensibly awesome tool. I can't answer the second question, but I will say that I think it's a shame if people would judge you or your guild based on whether or not you use it.
Let's face it; many of us already had sets of gear in our banks or bags which we dubbed 'roleplay gear.' I've said so for years, and I'll say it again: We're playing an online barbie game. Only this one seems to have 'genocide' as an important game element.
Nevertheless, fashion first... Genocide later. If you're going to slaughter thousands of relatively innocent peoples and monsters, you might as well do so while looking absolutely stunning. It's the element of surprise.
My reference starts at 3:40. The rest is still funny.
I didn't think I would care when the feature was announced.
Now, my void storage is full, my bank is full, and I can't run any old instance without picking up two or three items that I feel like I have to hang on to in case I find something that matches them later. Send help.
All i have to say about this topic is... need more void storage.
I use it, but aside from once or twice when I realised I was didn't have a matching piece for a visible slot, I don't really farm for transmog stuff.
Transmog is pretty big anyway you look at it. I know a good amount of people go out of their way to farm their perfect set. Personally I try but I can't really keep up with the high fashion of wow.
I love mogging. Particularly my priest alt. She's my mog-victim. As a cloth wearer, I think she has the best wardrobe in the game to choose from. For my shamy, it can be quite hard to decide what to mog.
So far, I haven't mogged my main (heal) gear yet because it looks pretty. But I regularly mog my elemental gear. Recently I've gone from T4 to T13 heroic (nice earthy set, matches my staff quite well) to challenge mode set, which is kind of odd-looking, but it's new and I wiped my hooves off to get it, so I'll be damned if I'm not using it, despite its ugliness. The armory graceously omits the ugly mask that is stuck to the belt buckle.
It's just frustrating that I've tried almost every week since transmog is out that the frikking "Tier 2 helmet for paladins (and warriors) have never dropped for me.
Ofcourse they do drop when I am with the wrong character... last week my warrior got a paladin tier 2 helmet... yay... Now that's frustating.