I got a new idea for trangsmog.
It's a faction with four departments. One for Cloth armor, one for leather armor, one for mail armor and one for plate armor. Cloth armor departement will be runned by a character named Suzie Stormbolt, a gnome. Leather armor department will be runned by a character named Joseph Stormbolt, also a gnome and brother of Suzie. Mail armor department will be runned by a character named Red Richshards, a goblin. Plate armor department will be runned by a character named Benjac'Rimm, an brown orc.
These four character forms the faction. Each of the characters has a couple of employees working for them.
What can you do with them?
Well that's the cool part. You pick any rare (blue) or epic (purple) item to them and change it's armor type for a period of 30 days. Also you can buy special not obtainable modelled items at them. Also expansion time for your item can be purchased.
How to change armortype?
You can only change the armortype only 1 armortype up or down. A cloth can be leather. Leather can be cloth or mail, mail can be leather or plate and plate can be mail. That's the idea. The reason is to give you even more options to transmog your character.
Any monster of level 41 or above that provides experience or honor for you have a change to drop [Mysterious Thread], [Mysterious Skin] or [Mysterious Metalshard]. These three items are used in the process.
The items will only drop after you have spoken to one of the members of the Faction Four.
Cloth department uses mainly [Mysterious Thread]
Leather department uses mainly [Mysterious Skin]
Mail and plate uses both mainly [Mysterious Metalshard]
The items can be used to purchase the transition process or to buy special items at the vendors.
More costs, more colors!
There is more. You can get alternate colors (if available) of gear as well. In that case, you have to collect [Mysterious Teardrop]'s. This item drops of any monster of level 41 or above and have a lower droprate then the Mysterious stuff. It is also possible to trade 1x [Mysterious Thread] + 1x [Mysterious Skin] + 1x [Mysterious Metalshard] for 1x [Mysterious Teardrop].
How many you need depends of what kind of item you are willing to change. Cloaks, Legs, Chests and Shoulders are 10 teardrops. Head and boots are 8 teardrops. Gloves and Belt are 5 teardrops.
Then the extra thing is, is that you have NOT the ability to choose the new color if there are more then 2 available. It will be randomly chosen as you haven't the control of the dyeing process, but it always chooses another color then you currently have. Re-dyeing can be done as much as you like.
Where can i find them
Good question. They can pop up anywhere around Azeroth and Outlands. Each department choose their own location each 3 weeks. They will be there for 3 days and then they're gone waiting for the next moment 3 weeks later. They choose only the bigger towns and settlements. They can never be found inside capitals.
UHm, if you have a suggestion or question, please ask.