R Bryant FranciscloseAuthor: R Bryant Francis
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So the rumblings we’ve heard are beginning to bear fruit–Blizzard’s announced Patch 4.3 for WoW, which includes (among many things) two key updates: First, Deathwing. This patch includes the grand climax of the Cataclysm storyline, which will likely see the death of Deathwing himself. Second, the patch introduces “Transmorgrification,” the process by which players can take their armor and make it look like another piece of armor in the game, while retaining the original piece of armor’s stats.
So, say you’re a T12-wearing Paladin, but want to sport that badass T2 Darth Maul look–you can go back to your old T2 armor, (Assuming you kept it, otherwise I hope you enjoy farming Blackwing Lair), and use the transmorgrification process to make your T7 armor look like T2. Congrats!
Obviously the armor needs to be within your class restrictions–no plate for Rogues and all that jazz, but this opens a lot more doors to customizable looks in the World of Warcraft.
Blizzard explained they weren’t happy so many players looked like clones of one another since so many people were topping out at high-end content as it became easier and easier–so they finally opened the gates on armor customization, in hopes that players will all be able to turn themselves into unique snowflakes. I predict this will apply to everyone but the Paladins, who will go for that aforementioned return to the Judgment armor.
I hate to say it, but this shows we’re living in the Twilight of the World of Warcraft. The armor customization is cool, and it’s a good system that still encourages players to get new gear, but this is just the latest in a long line of decisions that have slowly but surely forced World of Warcraft to stop being a “leader” and more a “follower.”
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R. Bryant Francis is a former contributing writer to the Jace Hall Show who specializes in gaming, pop culture, and all-around geekiness. Outside of the show, Bryant pursues a career in Hollywood as a producer and filmmaker.
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