This past edition of the World of Warcraft’s Trial of Style, was the first time I’d participated in the event. I’d heard about it and seen the transmogrifier asking about it, but I didn’t really understand what it was.
The reason I tried it this year was because of the compliment I received on my nightborne priest’s transmog a few months ago.
I love doing transmog and I bought a yak to make it easier. I used to not care about mismatched outfits, but I think transmog can become pretty addicting after a while.
So with that little boost of confidence provided by that one compliment, I decided to find out what Trial of Style was all about. At first I thought you just talked to the transmog guy and some algorithm judged you, but as soon as I started doing it, I realized that’s not what it was at all.
The Trial of Style is an “instance” you queue for and once you get in, it’s your toon and four or five others competing against each other. A theme comes up and you then have only a couple minutes to come up with a transmog that fits that theme. Some of the themes I experienced were Epic Purple, Tabard Time, Make Me Laugh, and Winter Wear. You can find a full explanation of the event here:
I decided to do it on my nightborne priest first because his ensemble received the compliment. The theme he got was Winter Wear though and I really didn’t have the best cloth pieces for that. He didn’t end up placing, but I greatly appreciate that all participants receive consolation prizes!
I then competed on my blood elf paladin and she received third place on her second attempt when the theme was Winter Wear.
I continued competed on her until I had enough Trial of Style tokens to purchase the Amaranthine Path ensemble. Below is my transmog of the ensemble with some modifications.
I then took my blood elf hunter, Sriset, through the Trial of Style and she got first place on her first try! The theme was Faction Pride and the following images show her transmog.
I continued with Sriset until she had enough tokens to buy all three mail ensembles. I continued doing the instance on various alts, including my blood elf death knight. My daughter and I ended up in the same instance twice while I was doing my death knight. We placed third and second for Winter Wear.
I did the Trial of Style until I had all the ensembles for every armor class and that’s pretty much all I did while playing Warcraft during the weekend.
It was a fun and interesting experience and I’ll definitely be participating again if they have new outfits as prizes. I highly recommend it for other transmog junkies like myself!