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World of Warcraft: Customize Your Appearance with Transmogrification in 4.3

MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community ManagerQueens, NYPosts: 5,717Administrator Uncommon

Patch 4.3 for World of Warcraft will finally allow players to transmogrify their armor, that is, to combine the stats of one piece of gear with the appearance of another. Warlock T5 anyone?

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An update to the official World of Warcraft website features a preview of Transmogrification in 4.3 along with image examples of the system in work.

The short of it is this, bring your coin and gear to your local Transmogrifier, place the items into the device, and voila! There are a few restrictions though, you can only transmogrify items that have statistics on them, you can't combine different weapon or armor types, and you must be able to actually wear the item(s) you're combining.

Get the full details over at the official World of Warcraft website

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  • AzureProwerAzurePrower AustraliaPosts: 1,508Member Uncommon

    They're doing this now after all this time?

  • Drekker17Drekker17 Highlands Ranch, COPosts: 296Member

    People have been wanting this for a long time, I don't know why, but it's nice to see Blizzard listen to its players. I read these things and I think Blizzard might be cool again...then I remember that activision still lingers nearby.

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  • SyllendaleSyllendale Fayetteville, NCPosts: 159Member Uncommon

    So, the "ONE AND ONLY" has done something once people have been asking for years for, awesome.  Shame Aion like, beat them to it. (Im sure other games too, but , dont know 'em.).  Can't wait to see what they add after SW:TOR comes out. :) 

  • nyxiumnyxium ManchesterPosts: 1,221Member Uncommon

    I  like this. I've got a shed load of purple epics horded over the years due to being an RP'er so it would be good to see them in use again but with Cata stats in looks and allows for a new level of customisation which will quieten some whines for a while.

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  • arctarusarctarus nilPosts: 2,570Member Uncommon
    Better late than never, next stop, player housing ^^

    RIP Orc Choppa

  • AzureProwerAzurePrower AustraliaPosts: 1,508Member Uncommon

    I pretty much think this move kind of goes like this.

    -


    Clueless Management: "OMG WTF?! WE'RE LOSING SUBSCRIBERS! WHAT TO DO?!"

    Developer: "I know, let's add a really simple and non-game changing feature that players have been asking for a really long time but we said no because we wanted to maintain the status quo of players having certain types of gear so that every one will know where they got it from when they show it off in town."

    CM: "What...?"


    D: "Let players change the looks of their gear but keep their stats."


    CM: "Why the hell would any one want to-"


    D: "Role players."


    CM: "What...?"


    D: "Means more people will subcribe back to WoW."


    CM: "...BRILLIANT!"

  • CujoSWAoACujoSWAoA Nooo, AKPosts: 1,781Member

    I don't think wanting to wear specific looking armor equates you to a role player...

  • SyllendaleSyllendale Fayetteville, NCPosts: 159Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by AzurePrower

    I pretty much think this move kind of goes like this.

    -



    Clueless Management: "OMG WTF?! WE'RE LOSING SUBSCRIBERS! WHAT TO DO?!"

    Developer: "I know, let's add a really simple and non-game changing feature that players have been asking for a really long time but we said no because we wanted to maintain the status quo of players having certain types of gear so that every one will know where they got it from when they show it off in town."

    CM: "What...?"



    D: "Let players change the looks of their gear but keep their stats."



    CM: "Why the hell would any one want to-"



    D: "Role players."



    CM: "What...?"



    D: "Means more people will subcribe back to WoW."



    CM: "...BRILLIANT!"

    Hehe, I like that up there ya said :) .......... They add that and thats it or is that just the start to announcements I wonder. Either way, I'd go to the first EVERQUEST before I ever step foot back in WoW. (not jamming on EQ, just , saying I"d rather play out-dated graphics and be behind for-EVERQUEST-er's than play WoW again.)

  • KrelianKrelian GöteborgPosts: 369Member Uncommon

    Gee, finally after about 7 yrs of service, they have decided to add a feature that i been wantin for...........ever.

    Also, THEY SHOULD HAVE JUST DONE IT THE WAY AOC / Anarchy Online etc does,

    meanining that;

    INSTEAD of going through all this transmorphication whattamacallit stuff,

    you SIMPLY HAVE 2* tabs on your inventory screen;

    1-Equipment Slots

    2-Vanity Item Slots

    This way;

    - you can change the way you look whenever you want without actually having to visit an NPC,

    -AND you dont have to pay for it,

    -AND finally; the whole process is even simpler and more inutiative than ever before.

    Im glad that they finally added a much needed feature, but im a little disappointed with the  way they intend to implement it :(

    Oh well...

  • KhinRuniteKhinRunite ManilaPosts: 879Member

    You know, people shouldn't really be surprised about this. Blizzard obviously keep tabs on the most demanded features but they still have their ways on prioritizing things. Wether this was one of those features intentionally held up to be used as a tool for keeping the game alive or not can only be up to our speculations.

    As someone else pointed out..expect player housing...in the future.

  • AzureProwerAzurePrower AustraliaPosts: 1,508Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by KhinRunite
    You know, people shouldn't really be surprised about this. Blizzard obviously keep tabs on the most demanded features but they still have their ways on prioritizing things. Wether this was one of those features intentionally held up to be used as a tool for keeping the game alive or not can only be up to our speculations.
    As someone else pointed out..expect player housing...in the future.

    When it was never announced for cataclysm, let alone it said they would never do this and came out of left field after the news of rapid subscription loss. Not to mention how simple this was possibly to implement.


    Yes. It does come as a surprise.


    Just shows how stubborn Blizzard-Activision is until they start losing out on profits.

  • Methos12Methos12 Maladis 46Posts: 1,234Member Uncommon

    All this really means in gameplay terms is that you'll have another money sink to spend your gold on. Now, if they went and tweaked the old dungeons to make getting those nostalgic items actually a brand new experience, then we'd be talking serious business. And yeah, NICE TIMING GUYS.

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  • SulaaSulaa nPosts: 1,151Member Common

    LoL took WoW many years to implement such as simple feature many other games has for years and WoW generates so much money , they don't have a problem with spending on developing.

    Well it just proves again that amount of profit don't equal more money spend on development :/

  • ThillianThillian BratislavaPosts: 3,143Member Uncommon

    You do not implement "most-wanted" features when your subscribtion base is rising, or in other words, you have a positive economic growth. Most-wanted features are usually saved for most critical periods - either when your growth is stagnating or even dropping.

    REALITY CHECK

  • AzureProwerAzurePrower AustraliaPosts: 1,508Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Thillian
    You do not implement "most-wanted" features when your subscribtion base is rising, or in other words, you have a positive economic growth. Most-wanted features are usually saved for most critical periods - either when your growth is stagnating or even dropping.

    Who wants to play a game where the features you want only come about when you stop playing?

  • daniel!!!daniel!!! nottinghamPosts: 400Member

    Originally posted by MikeB

    Patch 4.3 for World of Warcraft will finally allow players to transmogrify their armor, that is, to combine the stats of one piece of gear with the appearance of another. Warlock T5 anyone?

    image

    An update to the official World of Warcraft website features a preview of Transmogrification in 4.3 along with image examples of the system in work.

    The short of it is this, bring your coin and gear to your local Transmogrifier, place the items into the device, and voila! There are a few restrictions though, you can only transmogrify items that have statistics on them, you can't combine different weapon or armor types, and you must be able to actually wear the item(s) you're combining.

    Get the full details over at the official World of Warcraft website

     So WoW copy Runes of Magic got there first hey, its a boring idea for a game thats dying now anyways, im not going to go back on it just so i can do some even more boring stuff with my armor, yeh you might get things looking cooler but come on

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  • ThorkuneThorkune Eastern, KYPosts: 1,828Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by nyxium

    I  like this. I've got a shed load of purple epics horded over the years due to being an RP'er so it would be good to see them in use again but with Cata stats in looks and allows for a new level of customisation which will quieten some whines for a while.

    I wish I had all of my old gear. I would love to have my DK starter gear now, but I threw it all away to make bank space.

  • ThorkuneThorkune Eastern, KYPosts: 1,828Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by AzurePrower

     




    Originally posted by Thillian

    You do not implement "most-wanted" features when your subscribtion base is rising, or in other words, you have a positive economic growth. Most-wanted features are usually saved for most critical periods - either when your growth is stagnating or even dropping.




    Who wants to play a game where the features you want only come about when you stop playing?

    Not all have stopped...

  • ThillianThillian BratislavaPosts: 3,143Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by bigsmiff

    Originally posted by AzurePrower

     




    Originally posted by Thillian

    You do not implement "most-wanted" features when your subscribtion base is rising, or in other words, you have a positive economic growth. Most-wanted features are usually saved for most critical periods - either when your growth is stagnating or even dropping.




    Who wants to play a game where the features you want only come about when you stop playing?

    Not all have stopped...

    Dont ask me. It is considered risky and rather useless if your economic growth is rising and there isn't much more untapped market potential for you to reach for. However, during critical periods, (-900.000 subs) the effort might seem worthy. In other words, generally, if a company becomes a monopoly, or has very little competition, and there isn't much more market space for them to reach for (potential players), do not expect of them to add any new ideas, as those are considered risky - (eventho Cosmetic Inventory is pretty much tested idea and has been part of many games for a decade now -- that just shows how much Blizzard is afraid of adding new things and to what extent will it just rehash the same features) -- but that isn't surprising, Blizzard mastered the "ripping off and play safe" ages ago.

    REALITY CHECK

  • ChilliesauceChilliesauce MelbournePosts: 559Member

    Originally posted by AzurePrower

    They're doing this now after all this time?

    It is never too late especially for games which are still on the top.

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  • BossalinieBossalinie Hattiesburg, MSPosts: 683Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Chilliesauce

    Originally posted by AzurePrower

    They're doing this now after all this time?

    It is never too late especially for games which are still on the top.

    So much truth to this statement...especially with all the "I guess there is nothing else out, going back to WoW' threads.

  • apocalanceapocalance Jacksonville, FLPosts: 1,073Member

    too late, moved on.. good for those that are still playing though

    so...

  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwollePosts: 1,904Member
    A feature I wanted for so long when I used to play will finally be implemented after so long!? After so many threads on the official forums, each with many many posts, NOW they "listen"? Greedy f*cks. Just because of that I don't deem them worthy of my patronage.
    I hope I'm not alone in this.
  • Silverthorn8Silverthorn8 LondonPosts: 489Member Uncommon

    Bah, I can't remember which sets I vendored or d/e'd now.

    May be worth resubbing for a month just to prance around in my old T4/T5 or T10 stuff.

  • CeridithCeridith Toronto, ONPosts: 2,980Member

    By the time this is released, it'll only taken them 7 years since release to finally have gotten it in the game...

    Don't get me wrong, it's a good idea, it's just irritating to me that Blizzard is finally getting off their asses to implement something like this, a good bit after I've stopped enjoying the game and quit. It's irritating because had this and similar features been added to the game earlier, I might still be enjoying the game -- I'm an RPer and these types of aesthetic features help enable such.

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