Posted by Jen
If I want to log in as a GM and destroy Stormwind on every realm, then why shouldn't Blizzard let me? Yes, it's a game.
I fail to see how destroying a major city compares to something as cosmetic as transmogging.
I would not enjoy the game if my PvP opponent was a male human in a dress dual-wielding bunches of flowers. In fact, that would make me quit my subscription instantly.
There are plenty of ways to look silly without a bunch of flowers. You only need to get any random combination of TBC gear to do that.
Lets not forget the t11 priest shoulders that looked like something part of a novelty bathroom. Or the "banana" paladin tier set. Probably the worst plate gear in the game with that weird shell-fish looking one (from SSC I think) coming in on a close second. Some of the shields look truly awful and look -nothing- like shields. Many very strongly resemble doors, coffin lids, or are just some vastly disagreeable combination of sticks, skulls and glowing nonsense.
And what about things that can transform players like noggenfogger's elixir, blingtron and the many many clickes out there? You think those all make players blend in to the world?
There are already plenty of ways to look like an idiot but most players choose not to. Probably because most players want to look cool. When Transmogging was first introduced many players QQed because they were convinced everyone would try to look as silly as possible. Right now you seem like that sort of player.
And guess what? They were proven wrong.
If blizzard don't want people to look silly, they really really need to take a second look on 99% of all the shoulder pieces in game.
This. The Devs do know Rob Liefeld is nowadays recognized as the awful, awful artist he is/was, right?
Also, the White Gear sets 'Vanilla' Vendors sell look a lot more like real armor than pretty much all the GWAR-ish Tier crapola that passes for armor (including such luminaries like pieces of treebark, smoldering facemasks and what not) and let's not even get started about all the 'Plate-kini' nonsense and out-of-place Heirlooms ('Heirlooms and rags' look oh-so realistic).
Besides, if certain pieces of gear are deemed 'too silly' perhaps they shouldn't have been introduced in the first place, and frankly only the very insecure would lament being hit in PvP by a rockhard fish etc.
A childish game filled with Kung Fu Panda's, rediculously oversized weaponary, Dragons with horrible overbites, and garish Garrosh as Warchief has bigger stylistic issues than a couple of fish, one would say.