Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New MoP Beta Weapon Models: Updated 4/25/12

With each build more is revealed about the art style for weaponry in Mists of Pandaria! A significant number of models (PvP, Mantid) remain only in silhouette but some new looks squeaked through! And check out thatnew bzzzzt-bop nightlight 1H Axe!

As always, this is the beta so anything can stay or go. But it's great to see some designs, nonetheless!


MoP 1H Axe Model

Saturday, April 21, 2012

A Case For Spec-Specific Armor: Intrigue

Intrigue, Earthen Ring (US)
Character: Intrigue
Race: Draenei
Class: Shaman
Location: Earthen Ring (US)
Prize Earned36,000g
What You Should Know: A Resto Shaman, Intrigue required over four months to assemble a look that would visually capture the spirit of the element of water using mail armor. So in essence, this is Intrigue's submission of how armor could look in the future if Blizzard were to develop not only class-specific armor but specialization-specific armor for each class as well. A fascinating prospect. Read on to catch the interview with Intrigue and more on this incredibly unique look!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Meet the WoW Factor: Kireon

Kireon, Eldre'Thalas
Character: Kireon
Race: Draenei
Class: Shaman
Location: Eldre'Thalas
Character Status: Main
Prize Earned*This competition was inspired by the WoW Factor and hosted by the Absolute guild of Eldre'Thalas. WoW Factor judges Keelhaul, Noelani and Ironyca were on site as guest judges to the event. 
  • Not Applicable: Contest Judge
What You Should Know: It's tough to be a judge. You can be a judge because you love the subject matter, but more often than not that'll exempt you from the competition, itself. Such was the case for Kireon, who as a judge for the Eldre'Thalas competition was not eligible for any of the prize gold nor recognition. But since Disenchanting Azeroth isn't bound by such rules, I wanted to give Kireon a little love not only for the look donned during the judging, but also to give a nod to players out there like Kireon and his crew who, inspired by our efforts, are picking up the WoW Factor torch and setting out on their own to bring their community together in their own unique way. Bravo, sir! 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

In Search Of The WoW Factor, Earthen Ring

This Friday, the WoW Factor returns to Earthen Ring! And with this weekend's giveaway, I'll eclipse a major milestone as I will reach TWO MILLION gold given away in celebration of transmog since the feature was introduced in patch 4.3. So take WoW Insider's previous article on my giveaways and double it!

We've got a 125,000g prize package on the line for the Alliance, and here's how it's going to shake out!

Friday, April 13, 2012

New MoP PvP Weapon Model Silhouettes

Just pulled from the MoP Beta files, these are silhouettes of weapons all cataloged with "PvP" and "Pandaria" labels. I'm no rocket scientist, but I think it's pretty straight-forward what these models will likely become. No textures appear to be available, at least on my screen anyway. And of course, since these are from the Beta anything is possible and could be changed. Not much to see here anyway, but since so much of the analysis I do here on DEA depends on the silhouette of a weapon model I can appreciate these pics below for what the models could become once filled in.

Exciting! Be sure to read on past the break to test your Rorschach skills on the 15+ models that have been included in the latest Beta build.


Monday, April 9, 2012

In Search of the WoW Factor, Scarlet Crusade

The WoW Factor show is back! After a brief hiatus of RL events, the team is ready to hit the road again and this time we're off to Scarlet Crusade where a 100,000g prize package awaits, courtesy of local entrepreneur and WoW Factor fan Arida, the "WoW Marketeer". So join us this Saturday as judges Keelhaul of Disenchanting Azeroth and Noelani and Ironyca of WoW Roleplay Gear take to the streets of Orgrimmar in search of the WoW Factor. 

We've got a 100,000g prize package on the line for the Horde, and here's how it's going to shake out!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Meet the WoW Factor: Osephala

Osephala, Eldre'Thalas
Character: Osephala
Race: Draenei
Class: Shaman
Location: Eldre'Thalas
Character Status: Main
Prize Earned*This competition was inspired by the WoW Factor and hosted by the Absolute guild of Eldre'Thalas. WoW Factor judges Keelhaul, Noelani and Ironyca were on site as guest judges to the event. 
  • Best Overall: 30,000g
What You Should Know: By far the best use of Ornate Mail I've seen yet. Funny enough as complete a package as this look appears, it wasn't completed until about 20 minutes before the competition began on Eldre'Thalas!