“Champing his gilded oats, the Hippogriff will stand in our stalls, and over our heads will float the Blue Bird singing of beautiful and impossible things, of things that are lovely and that never happen, of things that are not and that should be.”
Wardrobe Transmog: The Mini-Game
Misdirections posted on Mini Game Creep. I like it (go read it). It discusses the many side games “creeping” into WoW and the pitfalls of tying those games into our needs, like profession recipes.
The big mini-game coming down the pike is the Wardrobe function. With a tab next to our other mini-game collections (mounts, pets, toys, heirlooms), we get to choose how involved we want to be when playing the side game.
It is a matter of taste and decorum. And it is a matter of time-sinks, achievements, grinding, vanity and titles.
We know that we will earn whole sets. We know that there are titles like Fabulous. We know by delving into infuriating tweets that slip into a bygone daily post that can be easily missed.
We are anticipating, champing at the bit, for character transfers in Alpha (or Beta). This will unveil the mechanics of the Wardrobe function, the interface and a sense of volume that we current players will begin with in Legion (or 7.0, the pre-patch).
What we don’t know is there is a reward for sets; “glimmering plate” or “tier 8 warlock”. We don’t know how far the completionist expectations are designed into the game. We don’t know if we’ll make items (besides shirts) via our professions to soulbind or sell. We don’t know the relative value of farmed pieces.
I have started pushing my Salvage Yard for crates. The Devs tried to be coy with their answer but got pushed into telling us that gear will still be had in 7.0. So much for being cute.
The Salvage Yard transmog gear will still be available in Legion.
For some, the Wardrobe mini-game will be a monstrous undertaking. I have a player in my guild with his own guild storage dedicated to transmog gear right now.
We are waiting (and waiting) for more information from Blizzard on the Wardrobe game. This is because we can get started now!