Did you miss me?
Just kidding! I am back though after a couple of weeks exploring the wonders through the Mists. Panda haters be damned, but I do love the new zones, and yes, the new race and class.
If you don’t know that Halloween is on its way, you are obviously living in another country, or else quite deprived. But we still love you anyway <3. For the next 3 weeks I’ll be bringing you the best of my tricks and as always the treats! If you’re still playing WoW (and if you are reading this you probably are) it should be noted that Hallows End will be starting this Thursday October 18th in game.
Some things of note for this year’s Hallows End event.. Scarlet Monastery has been updated with the expansion, so I highly suggest going in and doing the Horseman at least once. The item levels will be equivalent of current MoP end game gear. If it matches Brewfest (as I’m sure it will), the level to go in will be 89. The Headless horseman’s mount is now account bound, so if you have more than one toon that is high enough take them in to try to win it. And if you haven’t been in a while, there are some new rewards that can be earned with the trick-or-treat candy like the Feline Familiar (or you can just buy one of mine of the AH $$)
Onward to the first of our Halloween goodies! Are you having a hard time deciding on your costume? Why not go as the original evil playable class, a Warlock! PMF has an awesome papercraft design for a wearable Warlock helm based on the Hood of Malefic. I put this together in relatively short time at work, and I can attest to it being big enough to be wearable… perhaps a little too big in design though.
Some comments before you get crafting though.. the horns do sag on the finished product, I used interlaced drinking straws reinforced with toothpicks taped to the underside to give a little more stability. I would advise you to glue the pieces once you have their locations mapped, it is tight enough that with the double sided tape it does get a few ‘holes’ in it. Also, this is a little difficult as far as wear-ability, there is a liner for the head built into the base, but it shifts very easily because of the weight of the horns, so you may want to think of a way to anchor this with a rubber band or pins or something.
You can find PMF’s post with the download to the pattern here
And here is my completed version, with my little Windrider Cub for reference
Stay tuned, next week will feature a double post, one for a peek at my epic Halloween playlist, and one featuring some of the best Halloween tracks released by the WoW community!!
Welcome to the first edition of Shakarra’s Transmog Guide! The spotlight this time around is a little love for the ladies, Wonder Woman. Guys, no complaints if this gear doesn’t look nearly as HOT on you as it does us! Girls play WoW too, you know?
I’ve tried to center around gear that doesn’t take a no-life-raiding stance, or those quest rewards you long ago sold on your way to Loremaster. Everything you see can be found via drops and crafting. I will always do my best to find a piece for every armor type, and my apologies for missing shoulder pieces as of posting this my WMV is not being very cooperative with them . If you see a piece you think fits better, post it! Enjoy!
Special thanks to http://www.icy-veins.com/ for making the pieces so much easier to identify!
Head: Holy Diadem, Starfire Tiara -drop
Chest: Crimson Silk Vest -Tailor
Waist: Sutarn’s Ring -drop
Legs: Barbaric Loincloth -drop
Feet: Imperial Red Boots -drop /Felcloth Boots -Tailor
Wrists: Arcanoweave Bracers -Tailor
Hands: Elegant Gloves, Gossamer Gloves -drop
Head: Nightscape Headband -Leatherworker
Chest: Volcanic Breastplate, Blood Tiger Breastplate -Leatherworker
Waist: Headhunter’s Belt -drop
Legs: Nightscape Pants -Leatherworker/Shadowstalker’s Leggings -Halaa Battle Token
Feet: Wolf Rider’s Boots, Imposing Boots -drop Alt: Feral Shoes -drop
Wrists: Light Leather Bracers -Leatherworker/Dreghood Bands -drop
Hands: Fine Leather Gloves -Leatherworker/Dreghood Gloves -drop
Wonder Woman Mail
Head: Merciless Crown, Mercurial Circlet -drop/Radiant Circlet -Blacksmith/Metallic Headband of Simm’onz -quest
Chest: Battleforge Armor, Blood Knight Breastplate -drop
Waist: Sparkleshell Belt -drop
Legs: Outrunner’s Legguards -drop/Cobalt Legguards -quest
Feet: Bloodlust Boots -drop Alt: Magnificent Greeves -drop/Hero’s Boots -drop
Wrists: Sparkleshell Bracers -drop
Hands: Protector Gauntlets -drop
Wonder Woman Plate
Head: Warbringer’s Crown -drop
Chest: Commander’s Armor -drop/Andrethan’s Masterwork-quest
Waist: Glorious Belt -drop
Legs: Vanguard Legplates -drop
Feet: Bloodforged Sabatons -drop
Hands: Plated Fist of Hakoo -drop