Posted by: Alex | November 10, 2008

A Guide To Changing Your Appearance

Blogatelle’s Note: Normally, we only allow guest posts on theme weeks. However, Alex (Our most regular commentator whom you may know as Mr. E) had been dying to try his hand at one, and we dropped the ball on letting him get a Night Elf theme week post done in time. As such, we’re going to instead let him do a general guest post. Take it away, Alex!

Previously, Sean touched on the role-play potential that dressing up as an ogre could have. Now I am gonna go one step further and explore just all the things we can change into, because while Hallow’s End may be over; it doesn’t mean Blizzard has shut us out of still having such fun.

And to start, I will say I am ONLY including things we can become anywhere at anytime of the year. However, if you all like to see all the ways we can change our appearance, I recommend reading up on it over at WoWWiki. Keep in mind, the rest are limited by area, quest, time of year & more.

Now lets see what is available to change into:

  • Races – First is the Orb of Deception, an interesting little gem that allows you to take the appearance of the opposing faction. And for those looking to get more specific, using the Orb of the Sin’dorei will change you into a blood elf. Either way, while both can offer endless role-play potential; as your able to play another race. I would say, rogues and any one else who is playing the role of a spy, assassin, bounty hunter or other similar roles get the most out of these. So whether you are a member of the SI:7, the Wardens, the Deathstalkers or other similar organizations or simply just looking to go undercover for whatever reasons; then these are for you.
  • Monsters – Whether you have been cursed, been apart of an experiment gone wrong or just want to play a monster; there are plenty of options for you. With the Time-Lost Figurine, you can change into an arakkoa. The Dartol’s Rod of Transformation will change into a furbolg. A Carved Ogre Idol or Gordok Ogre Suit, allows you to become an ogre. And finally with a Noggenfogger Elixir, you can become a skeleton. So now with your monster of choice, what to do? Should you break up a role-play event, terrorize a town, get some like minded people and put an invasion together or simply offer your monstrous self over as a body guard or an attraction to a place like the Darkmoon Faire. The choices are endless!
  • Creatures – Perhaps a polymorph or shapeshift gone awry, if you want to be a creature then you will have two choices. The first, being a black whelp by using the Orb of the Blackwhelp. And the second, a frenzy (type of fish) with the Hook of the Master Angler. What to do with these? Who knows. But if you like to get creative, you could always use Smokey’s Lighter and turn your little whelp into a fire breather to pull off the role even better.
  • Costumes – And finally for those who like to actually do some real dress up, there are three possibilities available to you. First, if you like to dress up as a pirate or ninja then eat some Savory Deviate Delight. Or if a murloc does it for you more, get your hands on the quite rare Murloc Costume. What could these be used for? Well, you could be a rabid fan of murlocs and want to dress up as one. (Blogatelle’s note: The idea of using this costume to denote insanity has some appeal. You’re perfectly sane up until when you’re not, at which point you put on a murloc costume, babble incoherently, and eventually feel better.) And of course, if your playing a pirate or an assassin, then you want to dress up as one.

Also in addition to those, there are two other things you could become that possess very limited use; which is why I am talking about them last. So first, there is a leper gnome that you become by getting blasted by a Discombobulator Ray. However, as the effect only last a meager 12 seconds; you may want to stay away from that. And the second is using the Winter Veil Disguise Kit to change yourself into an immobile snowman. Mind you, that this can only be gained during the upcoming Feast of Winter Veil event. However, once you do have the kit, it can be used all year long; which is why I still included it here.

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As you can see, there are lots of things we can change into and the role-play opportunities surely are endless with the listing above. So, however you all choose to use the listing above, one thing is clear; Blizzard has given us role-players just another way to have lots & lots of fun!

And if there is something I have managed to leave out, be sure to tell me in comments. Because its possible the WoWWiki page I got this information from was not complete.

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Responses

  1. “The idea of using this costume to denote insanity has some appeal. You’re perfectly sane up until when you’re not, at which point you put on a murloc costume, babble incoherently, and eventually feel better”

    Interesting addition. I could now see a character like Luna Lovegood, showing up to a battle against some murlocs wearing it. And her party is like “What are you wearing?” and she is like “We are about to play with some murloc’s aren’t we?” Or simply be like, “Well, it is murloc Thursday y’know” when meeting some people on a Thursday in it.

    Either way, the costume could be lots of fun. Course, it really is hard to get sadly. 😦

  2. I was imagining more a guy who’s perfectly fine until something goes wrong. Then he comes back from around the corner yelling, “Blargleblarg!”, prompting someone else to facepalm and note, “Oh, great. We’ve lost him again.” It’s a little way of ignoring the horrible truth around you. Everything is better when you’re a murloc!

    I almost suggested a murloc cult in the service of a snow god whom has built the world around them, emboldening great warriors by imbuing them with spirits, but despite their flag, that got a bit too meta for me. 😉

  3. “I almost suggested a murloc cult in the service of a snow god whom has built the world around them, emboldening great warriors by imbuing them with spirits, but despite their flag, that got a bit too meta for me.”

    Interesting, but ya that is a bit too meta I say. Not to say, it couldn’t work. But I think it work best if a bunch of people got together in the costume, to really bring out the scenario’s true potential. Because just imagine people talking about strange sightings of people dressed as murlocs, speaking in a strange tongue, doing a seemingly ritualistic dance as they wave a banner of their god…religion…who knows what. And it only take a handful of people to really pull this off, course a mass amount of people be a sight to see for sure.

    In the end, I just think one person doing it look like a loon. Then again, that was your point lol.


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