The top ten. The semifinals. (Or semi-semifinals, I’m not sure how many rounds of Mog Madness the judges have planned.) My last entry seemed fairly well-received, landing me in fourth place for the round; looking over the other entrants though, I’m amazed at how disparate the outfits can be when we’re all given the same building block to build off, yet all the moggers did an amazing job with it.
Round four, however…. For our first Lego, the judges handed us the Tabards of the Illidari, green or purple as we saw fit. At first, I was super excited! I remember doing the questline in Shadowmoon, then pulling the… trick, we’ll call it… of peeking inside the Offering of the Sha’tar to see which tabard it contained (green), then talking to my friendly Stormwind tabard vendor, mentioning I’d lost my purple one, and ending up with both in my bank. Before mogging was added, my town outfit used the purple tabard and one of my favorite head pieces ever, Cursed Vision of Sargeras. But I digress.
I was selfishly glad to hear that other moggers were having as hard a time creating a set as I was. At first, I tried working an outfit on my gnome around the tabard, bright green spunky ponytails and Cursed Vision, but couldn’t come up with anything I was happy with. I didn’t touch my shaman or hunter, after doing the last two rounds with mail sets…
I must’ve stared at those acid-green runes on the tabard for hours before it hit me – male orc warlock rocking something akin to Plagueheart (incidentally my favorite tier set of all time, hands down). Problem being of course, the Plagueheart Raiment set dropped out of Naxx 40, making it impossible to obtain anymore. I fooled around with the Tier 7 and 7.5 shoulders, but couldn’t get into them. Took a few shots of my work in progress (which I’ll include at the end) but just couldn’t make it work.
Okay, so by this point I’d crossed gnome rogues, orc warlocks, and any shaman or hunter off my list of potential candidates. If nothing else, the field was narrowing.
Rolled a new paladin. Spent a few hours in MogIt. No dice.
Logged on my baby Death Knight. You’d think with all the death and disease and whatnot, I could find something to complement that sickly green and purple. No luck here either.
How about a mage? Loaded up a worgen so I could at least kill two birds with one stone – check how things look on both Mr Snuffles and his less-olfactory-reliant human model. Found a few pieces with promise but quickly gave up.
Draenei priest? Nothing happening there either.
Three days of nothing but Noblegarden and MogIt left my brain considerably warped.
Last night I saw that goddamn tabard in my sleep. I woke up at 4am and found my hands clenched around my blanket, trying to rip it apart. Troubled, I rolled out of bed, walked out for a cigarette, then threw on some coffee. I decided I’d hop on the beta for a few minutes, play around with the new rogue glyphs, and head back to bed. Instead I got a dungeon finder group for Temple of the Jade Serpent, complete with a hunter who insisted on spamming some Call Beast bug the entire time. After Tricksing the bastard and unloading on the Sha of Doubt, I dropped group and hopped up for some cereal and prescription medication.
Open the pantry and find we’re out of Cheerios. And Cinnamon Toast Crunch. And every other grown-up-type cereal. It’s either Trix or Fruit Loops with Marshmallows.
Cursing, I pour a bowl of technicolor and sit back down at the computer. I load up MogIt again for a minute, stare blankly at that cursed tabard, and exit WoW. I decide, ‘Screw it, I’m done with the whole thing, I’m just going to post this screenshot and call it finished.’