Boub's constant hints with the Corgi stampede just seal it.
Something i don't see people commenting on... How exactly could Transmog work if you no longer own the item? have a drop down list of every singe chest piece you have ever picked up since level 1? I don't see it
I doubt that this is real, also if some GM's DID blab about this and it was true then well done OP. You've probably gotten them fired or given a massive bollocking by their managers for breaking the NDA by putting their names up.
From that perspective, it just becomes a list of item IDs attached to your character, starting with your current possessions and growing as you add more, but never shrinking even if you DE/Sell/Destroy an item. From a data storage perspective this seems less expensive than actually adding more full-fledged player access storage (bigger bank, etc.).
If I could just have all my transmog gear stored as an item list, my inventory problems would disappear, because I could use my bank/void for just the novelty stuff I can't seem to part with.
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I do hope the transmog bit is correct, but since a similar system is in for Diablo it doesn't seem like a stretch to say they could do the same in WoW. And since it's in for Diablo it's one of those things that is easy to say "this will happen in WoW" and sound like you know what you're talking about.
Also, Snuglz -
How many times do you have to post in this thread only saying, "It's fake lol"? I understand that you don't believe this could possibly be true, and I can see why, but if you don't have anything new to add to the discussion why do you keep contributing?
And finally, Hitei -
That's really interesting about the banner! Good catch! If any of this does turn out to be true, you deserve a high five.
One of the core gameplay elements of WoW is getting item upgrades, both to enhance your character's power and it's look. Getting an upgrade should feel rewarding both in feel and style. This has often been stated to be one of the core philosophies of WoW by the devs themselves.
Allowing people to make their gear look like any other transmogrifiable item in the game would directly contradict this philosophy, and eliminate a large part of PVE and PVP gameplay motivation.
I can see them taking the Diablo route however, where once you've looted an item you can add it to a "database" to use for transmog while not having to physically store it anymore. This is probably where OP ripped off the idea and then poorly expressed it on purpose to make people speculate and fill in gaps with their own wishful thinking.
Again, good troll.
"soon you will no longer need to keep hold of an item to "own" the transmogrification appearance."
All this says to me is that once you have an item, you own the appearance and can then get rid of the physical item. It doesn't say anything about removing type-based transmog restrictions.
My guess is that you give your item to the Transmogrifier and he disenchants it forever and ever. but after that, he keeps the pattern of the armor in a menu that you can use.
so over time you need to collect items, and destroy them, to build up a personal library of patterns.
When someone asks you if you're a god, YOU SAY 'YES'!
I.e. You still have to have gained the item, you just no longer have to hold on to it, you can safely dispose of it and still use the appearance later.Reforging is changing, soon you will no longer need to keep hold of an item to "own" the transmogrification appearance.
It's not poorly expressed at all, it's quite clear.
I think the next xpac will be: World of Warcraft: Hello Kittys Adventures.