Draenei in disguise
I like things that change my appearance in some way. I don’t do this out of a dislike for my character. I love the way Zal looks, and his animations. I guess variety is the spice of life, at least for me; I take great joy in randomly changing his appearance. I have a large selection of transforming items in my inventory and bank. I can become any of the following:
- Tiny me (Noggenfogger Elixir)
- Skeleton (Noggenfogger Elixir)
- Blood elf (Orb of the Sindorei)
- Arakkoa Bird Person (Time-Lost Figurine)
- Wolvar (Frenzyheart Brew)
- Iron dwarf (Iron Boot Flask)
- Furbolg (Dartol’s Rod of Transformation)
Most of those have unique animations that I wouldn’t see any other way. I vastly prefer the Sindorei orb to all of those, because I get to keep my gear on; it just gets put on the new form. I haven’t bothered buying an Orb of Deception either, seeing as I’m a Draenei it would have the same effect as the Orb of the Sindorei.
These items don’t give me much of a benefit, I just enjoy being different every so often. Although, having said that, being smaller than a gnome does have its PvP advantages. I don’t tend to get targeted so much with it on, and have been able to cap flags and so on whilst combat is flying around. No-one notices mini-Zal!
I highly enjoy mucking around with the Area52 transporter on my Priest, as I’ve posted before. A chance to be species swapped for an hour, not removed by death? Yes please!
I hope the Archaeology profession brings some more items like this. Fun vanity items are… well.. fun! I’ve enjoyed playing with things like the Titanium Seal of Dalaran, the focusing lenses that my Jewelcrafting made, and so on. I’m willing to bet there’s more on the horizon. What sort of novelty items would you like to see in the future?