Green With Envy

Following my personal challenge of only using the armed and dangerous series for Jstmel’s ROYGBIV challenge, here’s my submission for May. To be honest, I wasn’t really looking forward to this month since it’s the one I like the least but it happens to be the only green option so I didn’t have much choice. At the same time, it’s probably the only attempt I’ll make so for that reason, I’m glad it’s done.

Green

Sylvan Crown, Gladiator’s Satin Mantle, Robes of InsightGladiator’s Satin GlovesNative PantsSilksand Girdle, Faux Warlock Slippers, Serpentcrest Life-Staff

At first I found it quite difficult finding the same shade of avocado but I think the pieces here are quite complimentary.

Egypt ROYGBIV by Chael

Geb was the Egypian god of the earth, often depicted with plants springing from his body so the staff turned out to be a nice addition.

Mog the World – Favourite Picks

Mog the World badge designed by KamaliaAfter an epic 12 week journey, I have to say it was a pleasure judging Dragonray’s worldly transmog contest. Kamalia, Navimie and I had a lot of fun seeing all the creative outfits our contestants produced. Kudos to those who stuck it out for all 12 weeks as you consistently impressed all four of us. One contestant even submitted all twelve outfits ahead of time.

It was always exciting to see who won each week as our tastes (and scores) seemed to vary quite widely. I noticed one judge seemed tougher in comparison so I started to wonder if I was too lenient. The night we decided on a final winner, it was interesting to see which outfits stood out and the criteria used to score each time. At the end there was a clear winner, any way we looked at it – you can check the winning banner below.

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You can read about the list of winners from Navi’s blog and Kamalia’s favourites by heading to their respective sites.

It turns out I didn’t have a clear winner in weeks one, two or three (in fact, I had a three-way tie) so I won’t be including those but here are my favourites from the remaining rounds including the winning outfit from week six above.

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Well done to all the participants, especially those who found themselves in my list of favourites whether you won the round or not.

Thanks again to Dragonray for organising the whole competition. I hope you all had fun along the way.

Dracarys!

It’s no wonder Game of Thrones won an Emmy for its outstanding costume design over the past two years. Unfortunately, you don’t always see the intricate designs on many of the costumes but the work is nothing short of exquisite.

In the Season 3 Blu-ray, Designer Michele Clapton explained why Daenerys wears a bright blue dress instead of the traditional Targaryen colors of red and black (which Viserys wore): blue was the colour of royalty in Khal Drogo’s khalasar. It was the colour of the expensive dye which they adorned themselves with, moreso on special occasions such as Drogo’s wedding; so while Daenerys no longer wears a Dothraki-style outfit, she switched to blue as a symbol of her authority as a khaleesi and in memory of Drogo.

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Clapton also wanted a dragonscale like textured embroidery which begins to emerge on Daenerys’s costume – a design that keeps growing and evolving as the season progresses.

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Now check out this other Amazon-Exclusive Game of Thrones Daenerys bundle which includes a T-Shirt, POP Figure and Keychain collectible (although that keychain would be too adorable to use).

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To finish, here’s my WoW inspired take on her most prominent costume of Season 3 taken from three different images. I had to do a bit of digging through my screenshot folder but I think this old foe works quite well here.

Danaerys blue fire

Khalessi

Yesterday, I was curious to see just how many Daenerys Targaryen Funko Pops I could find. Let me tell you, there are a lot! As part of the 2013 Amazon-Exclusive Game of Thrones bundle, you get three Exclusive Funko Pop Vinyls of Khal Drogo, Daenerys and her dragon Rhaegal as a bonus. 

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This dirt covered Dothraki version with a pure green dragon is what makes this one unique. At the time, this was the only way to purchase Rhaegal but I’ve since read that he will be available to purchase individually later in the year.

Now check out the other ones I’ve found with her sporting the same outfit and featuring different coloured dragons.

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The red and green dragon on the left is the one Cool bought as an early birthday present. The other two variants seem to exist as part of the same release although I’ve heard the pure red one is quite rare. The bronze and gold version also appears as a Barnes and Noble exclusive. Australia even had its own version of a limited release from JB Hi-Fi.

That’s four right there!

So after all this fascination with the Mother of Dragons, I was inspired to recreate her Dothraki-style outfit which turned out better than my first attempt.

Danereys Targaryen desert

I’d like to give her other costumes a try including her wedding dress and more recent glamorous outfits but I’ll see how I go. Also, featuring her other Funkos in one post would be too much cuteness in one place.

A Closer Look At MogIt

I’ve been using MogIt for as long as I can remember but it wasn’t until a few months ago, I realised you could remove a pre-selected item from the preview window. In case you weren’t aware, you can click Ctrl + right click an item to remove it from view. Pretty handy, right?

Then a few days ago, I asked @Aelobin (MogIt’s creator) if it was possible to delete a set from the addon. It seems you can when you have your Wishlist open. Say what? I didn’t even know you could do this as our conversation proved quite enlightning.  Seriously, did you know you can open your saved sets in their own wishlist module? Now I’ve noticed items labelled as part of your wishlist when browsing various armour slots but I always thought the word was just a heading under the menu.

Delete set in MogIt

I got a real kick out of seeing all my sets together but as I told Aelo, seeing myself as a female super is its own kind of awesome.

There should be another MogIt Armory update which I discussed a little while ago as well as some discussion about about some added functionality and wishful warp stalker mounts (I couldn’t resist :P) so keep and eye out for that.

Garrosh Pish Posh

As the server goes down for a well needed merger, I thought it would be a good time to write about my lucky drop. I’ve been trying to get the Horned Mace from Garrosh for the longest time since I haven’t been able to upgrade my weapon since the Thunder King.

After a couple of wipes and one determination stack, I noticed something you don’t see every day – our raid groups were arranged by colour. Thankfully we one-shot the boss after an influx of new people but it was only when I used my bonus roll I saw what I was hoping for. Double fist pump. There was even an extra satchel for going in as a healer but nothing of note inside.

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I’m currently in the process of working on a new mog but this is how I’m looking right now. A bit of a mishmosh of gear but hopefully that will change soon. I must say, I’m looking forward to logging in tomorrow and the non faction hotfix to current world bosses is a great change. I just need some valor to cap out my weapon.

In the meantime, what are your experiences with your home servers being merged?

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