The Spirit of Azeroth…finally…


Explorer Kirina presents her zone outfits! Yea! I finally have both Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms up! (well, the Kalimdor collection has been up for about a week)

Choose Which “Continent”: Kalimdor | Eastern Kingdoms

Don’t go to the articles yet, lol!
One thing about the articles:
If you haven’t noticed from viewing the Kalimdor article, I did build the outfits and take the pictures through WoW Model Viewer. However, let it be noted that I used only the armor/accessories that I have spread out through my various characters (believe me, I have lists ^_^ ). I have a guild bank full of stuff back on Lightninghoof that Merlaina may or may not be able to wear just yet, but, if Kirina was on that server, she would have posed in it.

And, while I used this way to consolidate all what I have so I’m not limited to just what I have on one character, I also used this method to incorporate more races/genders in my articles. Obviously, I can not create a character for each race/gender and level them to 80…I barely have time for Kirina any more, and I thought WoW Model viewer would be the easiest way to accomplish this goal.

I do have some concerns by doing this, however. Kamalia had mentioned in a previous comment of hers that a “photo-shopped” screen-shot just wouldn’t be the same. I have to say I agree with her, and part of me feels that I am not being true to the Kirina’s Closet….that is, Kirina’s outfits….by doing so.

So, my question to you all is this: are you comfortable with this new approach? Granted, not all of my outfits henceforth would be presented this way, just only when I feel the article could benefit from using other races/genders. Or will my using of WoW Model viewer shatter what you’ve come to know and love about this site? Please know that, while I do this website for myself and to showcase Kirina, I do want to appeal to everyone and inspire them with outfits that could match their characters’ personas and styles.

And, just a couple of general comments about The Shattering that took place. I’m sorry that I QQ’d in a previous post about losing the classic world. I realized, by going back through all the articles in my site, that I do have a lot of screen-shots of the classic world behind a lot of my outfits that I have written about. So, that sad phase has since past.

I’ve noticed that WoWhead has been adding more and more old-world items each day to their site (they scared me there for a while), like, world-vedor items like the Mystic Sarong and the Wiseman’s Belt are still in-game, just possibly sold by different NPCs, and other “rare mob” drops, like the Ruffian Belt, either still drop from the same mob, or from a different one (many of the regular green items drop from different mobs too, but are still around). I do, however, have concerns for the Formal Dangui. Wowhead doesn’t list it to be bought anymore, the same with the Red Traditional Hanbok. Both robes were rare buys from Geenia Sunshadow in Moonglade, who is still there. Maybe because the rarity of these robes caused them not to show up on her loot-table since The Shattering? I do hope that they are still in-game. It would be a damn shame to loose them.

4 Responses to “The Spirit of Azeroth…finally…”

  • Kirina Says:

    Thanks for all your comments ^_^ I can’t wait to use WMV more in future articles.

    @ Janna: Yeah, the light is an issue, but, hopefully a slight one. About your question – the only robes I found that matched the Sacrificial Robes are the Horde-quest reward, the Ale-Soaked Robe. I haven’t found an Alliance alternative, which kind of sucks, and I’m sorry. I thought I saw that there were more robes like it when I went through all the new gear they were adding a couple of months ago, but, it’s possible that the models have been changed since then. Maybe once the expac. is out, and running they’ll add more robes like it.

  • Yayoi Says:

    I come here for the information, not how it is presented. Keep doing what you are doing, however you want to do it.

  • Janna Says:

    Hello Kirina,
    Great pictures! Using model viewer is definitaly okay, or else you’d be pretty limited (or would have to sell and rebuy stuff frequently). Only disadvantage is that the specific light of the zone doesn’t show on the character.

    Speaking of items that are no longer obtainable… I have a question to a “professional”. 😉 I’m in a roleplaying guild that uses a uniform. For cloth-wearers that uniform includes the Sacrificial Robes, but they appear to be no longer available (the guy that dropped them got replaced and you can’t access the tower without the quest). Do you know if there is any new item that looks like them? (Alliance side – Horde side you can get robes that look the same for a ragefire quest.)

  • Kamalia Says:

    I think it’s fabulous that you’re using WMV/photoshop to incorporate more race & gender combinations into your articles. People have been asking for that on the forums for a long time, but of course it would be utterly ridiculous to expect you to level enough characters to have one of every race and gender. You’d probably want to make them all Warriors so that they could wear all types of clothing and wield every kind of weapon, and that would get VERY VERY BORING. Your pictures look great — much better than my clumsy attempts at photoshopping WMV-generated characters into screenshot backgrounds. If using a model of a different race and/or gender would enhance the article, by all means do it!

    I agree with you about the changes to the architecture in Brill and Tarren Mill. The new buildings will probably kill Brill’s role as THE spot for Horde-side RP on Lightninghoof.

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