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How to transmogrify your mail wearer into a glimmering gladiator {WoW}

Dec 30th 2011 3:34PM Nice hunter set! I went with a similar WIldhammer Green theme for mine...

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/fenris/Haarits/simple

I'm only really miffed with the helm clipping on my fiery beard, and would like to get some Soldier's Boots for a better transmog, but I love finally being able to wield a 'hammer' as a dwarven hunter thanks to 4.3 (I don't think I used the Blunderbuss very long, if at all, back when the Argent Tournament first debuted)

Breakfast Topic: Have transmogrification limits stymied your character's look? {WoW}

Dec 18th 2011 1:34PM Another flaw with transmog is the perhaps-unintentional recoloring of LOTS of armor, mostly (that I've noticed) shoulders. Like the Cobalt Shoulders model (there used to be brown, green, and blue--maybe other colors, across many items with that model--and now they're all brown, so a full Cobalt set is nice blue plate with brown shoulders) or the Sloppy Spaulders which were green but now are reddish-brown like all the other shoulders sharing its model.

Breakfast Topic: Have transmogrification limits stymied your character's look? {WoW}

Dec 18th 2011 11:17AM I'm all for unlocking head-slot transmog to all armor types, and--perhaps--even non-stat gray/white items. Let Worgen run around with their top hats at 85! Let cloth-wearers sport eyepatches and the Horseman's Horrific Helmet! Let mail-wearing dwarven hunters wear green cloth hoods like the Ironforge Mountaineers! I'm also all for allowing mail/plate and leather/mail classes the ability to transmog BOTH armor types onto their current higher-level gear, and mixing . And it'd also be nice if the Invisible Vest and a few more gag pieces like the Chef Hat were able to be transmogged. It'd show off shirts a lot more!

Transmog needs some fine tuning. I get that they don't want priests and mages running around in full plate armor, and don't want people Needing on gear they can't equip and that someone else would actually use for the stats, but as it is, it's a bit too limited. Needs some more fun in it.

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway: Fishing Chair loot code {WoW}

Dec 17th 2011 9:38AM I've already got my Fishing Hat and Pony Keg, this is all I'm missing for a nice day racking up the last few points to 525!

The Queue: Are we still having this conversation? {WoW}

Dec 2nd 2011 3:33PM I'm gonna be "that guy" and point out that Twain never really said "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated". His actual quote was "the report of my death was an exaggeration."

Patch 4.3's mounts and how to get them {WoW}

Nov 30th 2011 8:59PM I hope other holidays will get updated with token-bought ground mounts... like Brewfest with the original low-speed mounts, maybe. And how about a plain ol' non-flying reindeer (prime opportunity for a 'clever' joke about his inability to fly in the tooltip) for the Feast of Winter Veil next year? It'd be great to get a Christmas Boss besides the Greench for a shot at a full-time FLYING reindeer, too; why not? I know there's Preserved Holly, but hey--Brewfest has Preserved Hops AND rare mounts! Looking forward to the Tallstriders, too. I expect we'll see a new mount-collecting achievement at MoP's launch, with all these new mounts! (and it's fun for your alts, too, so they don't have to rely on same-ol' ancient mounts your main had)

The Queue: Thud Butt {WoW}

Nov 2nd 2011 5:42PM I'm with Razion, I think they're only showing stuff they're sure will happen this time around. Like, I imagine the Pet Battles idea has had a lot of time devoted to it already, without any hints at it, so it'll be sure to be finished by release. Same with scenarios and all of that; they've had feedback on fun world events for YEARS, with stuff like the Scourge Invasion and the Elemental Invasion, and Wrathgate/Liberating UC. They went a little overboard on the mini-Wrathgate-style cinematics in Uldum, making half the zone a movie, but they've acknowledged that, I think.

As for the talents, there's no "it either matters or it doesn't". The way they describe it, it absolutely DOES matter: to the player! Not to the raid, not to number-crunchers. It's about playing the way you want. Some talents may pop up as being a bit more effective or preferred, but ultimately it'll rely more on the player's skill than the talents they choose, especially because they're now independent from spec.

The Lawbringer: Dispelling the panda myths {WoW}

Oct 28th 2011 6:16PM I worked on Chop Kick Panda...it was work-for-hire where a studio made the film for a production company that specializes in these knock-offs (Gaiam). Based on the cover image--or Netflix image--for Chop Kick Panda you might say it's a ripoff, but that's again the client trying to make it look as similar as possible. The actual cover artwork was a drawing in Flash, with none of that faux-3D rendering on it.

Story, character design, and tone? Not at all treading on Kung Fu Panda's toes there, after the first couple minutes of a nearly-identical fantasy speech of the panda protagonist. It's very different after that point, tho there IS a MacGuffin similar to the Dragon Scroll (only this one actually does have some sorta mystical power), there's two villains, only one actual martial arts warrior-hero, and a bunch of kids. And...Star Wars jokes. Yeah. I'm not saying it's a great movie, but as a low-budget thing we were told to just get through quickly, it wasn't terrible to work on. It could have been so much worse, and had a LOT farther to go to be a full-on ripoff that was in any way actionable. It's meant to fool grannies into buying 'that karate panda movie' for their grandchildren, that's about it. Don't merely judge it by the opening monologue, or the Netflix summary, or ESPECIALLY the wildly-inaccurate Amazon summary (the panda's name is Zibo, not Lu, and he has no team of martial arts warriors--he's a janitor at the dojo)

Look up Good Times Entertainment, a company from the '90s that made sure to stock grocery-store checkstands with a knock-off of whatever Disney animated feature just hit theaters (I think Gaiam actually bought them out some years back). It's that kinda thing. There's a Puss In Boots out right now, too, and if Netflix gets it you absolutely SHOULD check that out. It's a sequel to the actual fairy tale, so it stands better on its own even if Dreamworks didn't have a Puss film out (and no donkeys or ogres to be seen, so it's not even touching the Shrek franchise either). Visually it's a treat, if you like Rocky & Bullwinkle and Dudley Do-Right and the like.