On the docks of Booty Bay, a… reverse cage match was set forth. Once again, I made it into the top half, but failed to medal with the Green Giant! I selected a Draenei male for this outfit, partially so the belt wouldn’t look quite so awful. (It looks more like a girdle on dwarven females) This was an interesting event, as I wanted to balance something stylishly garish. This would end up being a shaman’s set in a couple of days, since hunters will no longer be able to carry the staff.
Khizzara is one of the judges that JD has pulled in for the Mogolympics, and she hosted the Discus Throw along with Kaylira. This was another entertaining commentary piece, and I was only knocked out of medal contention in the last few competitors. This has been my best showing by far, but I don’t feel it was my best set (here’s hoping for my best set isn’t pitted against the tougher sets of other competitors!)
For this set, I wanted to go with the shield that reminded me most of an actual discus, and for that, I went to the Gypsy Buckler. It’s multi-toned rings being not perfectly round just said something about the beginnings of the events. Having selected my shield, I contemplated races, and the draenei immediately came to mind! After all, they are something of a gypsy race. Oquae acquiesced to enter the competition, though it took her some practice to get used to hefting a small shield instead of the massive axe she normally throws about.
I particularly wanted to pick up the green and brown from the shield, bringing in bits of blue as highlights, rather than pulling it in abundance.
There’s a long story about my entry into the hammer throw. It’s a seven year old story, and it includes the trials and tribulations of playing a Paladin. You see, I always thought retribution ought to be a viable play style. It wasn’t until Wrath that we saw that come to fruition; and we were pulled back quite a bit in Cataclysm. I know, a lot of folks will say “No, you could play ret in BC!” Well, you could, and for that matter you could in vanilla, too. But. In vanilla, holy was the only spec that mattered for endgame, I built my own build around holy shock so that I had some viability in the world. And during BC, well, yes, again, you could play ret, and if you got the right mix of strength, Intellect, Critical Strike and Haste, you could play well. But therein lay the problem – we needed both Intellect and Strength to make a go of it. Wrath changed that. Our go-to stat became strength. We didn’t have four to six stats to balance on our gear (depending on how much you min-maxxed), and everything was undead! We were in heaven.
Anyway, this isn’t a post about what’s been done to paladins, good or bad. This is a post about a certain human female who has wanted a particular trophy as her own for as long as she can remember. It’s something her missing elder sister wanted, too. Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros.
Now, you can’t mog legendaries (it’s really a pity, if you ask me!), but there’s an adequate replacement in Sulfuras, the Extinguished Hand for the purpose of carrying around a fiery brand of your own Retribution.
Before you look at my set, though, go take a look at what the others did, and enjoy the commentary. I’m quite pleased with my own showing with a respectable 355 points, and holding the bronze right up until that Tauren for the Frostwolves took the line right after me. I was a little worried that someone else would mog my hammer, but there was only one other entry with it, and the dwarf went for the bright red and gold look to accompany the outfit.
Here, Shoryl models the Hammer Throw set:
I really wanted the hammer to stand out, but I thought the cloak added a nice touch of brightness to the rest of the outfit. Everything else was subdued, with only light touches of the colors from the molten hammer.
Since I play Alliance almost exclusively, I decided to go with the Chopper. Since it’s a lovely batch of blues and yellows, I wanted to pull that into my gear. To mix things up a little bit, I didn’t want to go with black accents, so I went with brown instead. I did originally design this on a human female, but ended up with leather, and Kerridwen wanted it for when she gets her bike (come Mists), so I did the finalization on my lovely Night Elf druid.
So, blues and yellows. Well, nothing says biker to me more than a nice sturdy pair of jeans, and goggles. So those were some obvious starting places for me. I definitely wanted some buckles on the gear, to go with those lovely packs on the bike.
This picture didn’t manage to make it to the judges, for which I am sad. I might have a had a slightly better showing. But, who knows for sure.
Kerridwen is wearing:
If you’ve been following the Mogolympics, then you’ve already seen the Opening Ceremonies and the Cycling competition. If not, you should go take a look, and start following it. I’m a contestant, and after each event is completed, I’m going to be posting my submission here, with some thoughts I had while creating it, and also pictures and a gear list. I’m up against some tough competitors, and I’m very new to the mogging scene, so I honestly don’t expect to take any gold home. Heck, I’ll be happy with just one bronze!
But the medals are not the spirit of the games, it’s the competition. Giving your best. I didn’t enter all 9 events, because I didn’t want to just slap things together. Each of my sets was thought through and futzed over. But, without further adieu, here is my standard bearer:
Representing the Stormpike
Here’s Breige. I chose Breige over Gurdrid as the standard bearer because her hair went with the outfit better. Also, I wanted to do a hunter, because I wanted to use a polearm for the weapon, and since this will be the last of her non-bow weapon chances, she was really up for it. Besides, she doesn’t get out of Stormwind much this days, spending so much time in the Auction House.
The required piece for this was the Stormpike Battle Tabard. I wanted to play heavily on the red and yellow, and I used the golden hues, as well as the black and white to accentuate the outfit. I particularly like the way the polearm echoes the Stormpike arms. To show their honor, I chose not to show the cloak, and a low-profile gauntlet would be used under the larger gloves to hide them as well.