The Process Begins

Were that I could have entered my own contest, this is the outfit I would’ve submitted.  Not as “pop” or vibrant as what’s usually seen but I thought it came together quite nicely.  Hard to say how it would have stacked up against the quality of work we received though!

In total, Mog Madness received 26 amazing entries.  The arduous judging process has already begun as myself, Effy, and Tome prop our eyelids open with toothpicks to do our jobs to the utmost.

As I’m out of the twitterverse (and you, dear reader, have a 50/50 chance of being in the boat with me), it has been asked whether we plan to showcase the entries.  Rest assured, tomorrow’s post will show every entry.  To not show them all would be a terrible injustice and disrespect to each person who took part.

Now, as we had 26 entries we will be shaving six contestants off in the first round, and five in each round after that (until our final round of five participants).  If you were among those eliminated in the first round, don’t go away as we’re going to be soliciting your assistance.  You put in far too much effort to just be brushed aside after one round!

Finally, I just wanted to say how surprisingly difficult this judging is.  All three of us are being honest in our duties, and when the outfits are posted tomorrow you will see a score as well as comments for why we voted the way we did.  Please don’t take anything we say with offense, as the last thing we want in this fun little venture of ours is to offend anyone or hurt someone’s feelings.  Tome, Effy, and myself appreciate each person taking the time to enter our contest and we recognize the effort and passion that each person put into their entry.

Once again, good luck to all.

~JDK~

8 thoughts on “The Process Begins

  1. Matty March 24, 2012 / 7:01 am

    My mother used to threaten that after the crazy outfits my littlest sister would put together, she was going to hang a sign on her that said, “This child dressed herself.”

    All I’m saying.

    And your Forsaken looks loved. Wonderful!

    • JD Kenada March 24, 2012 / 7:14 am

      That’s not the first time I’ve heard that idea, lol.

      Thanks for the kind words regarding old Vortmar there (taking a serious break from his Mad Scientist ventures I might add).

  2. tomeoftheancient March 24, 2012 / 8:54 am

    Simon Cowell tweeted you this morning so I hope everyone will know to tune in here for the show!

    This is HARD. I may have to step away from the computer today to keep from second guessing all my scores.

    I can’t wait for the results, since numbers aren’t my thing I have no idea who’s going to make it into the next round other than the “free pass” entries!

    • JD Kenada March 24, 2012 / 9:11 am

      Honestly, I’m keeping it entirely natural. I’m not adding up the scores until I announce them tomorrow. So in all honesty, I won’t know any of the results until they go live either!

  3. Aithnee March 27, 2012 / 3:57 pm

    Well I really wished you wouldn’t have restricted round 1 to clothies. I was hoping for round 2 to be leather, 3 mail, 4 plate…and then the culling from those groups. Why should those of us who do not have clothies be left out of the fun????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • JD Kenada March 27, 2012 / 4:47 pm

      But….but….we never omitted anyone…

      “Your submission can be an in-game screenshot, or a shot from a program such as MogIt.”

      The only thing is perhaps you’re not familiar with MogIt or even ModelViewer, in that you can preview any gear with it? Not just what your character can wear? Otherwise we made sure to make people feel the contest was as open as possible because we wanted plenty to take part.

      Now, while it appears from my end that a miscommunication lead to you not being able to take part, I can neither confirm or deny that something else may or may not be in the works as we speak…maybe.

  4. Aithnee March 28, 2012 / 9:46 am

    Oh my goodness you ARE right…I read it as I could take a picture/ screen shot of my toon in HER clothie gear from mog it/ sign in screens or in game. I don’t use mog it so your right, I did not understand that you could put cloth on a plate wearer! My apologies! I assumed that the contest must be an actual in game transmog.

    • JD Kenada March 28, 2012 / 10:02 am

      That’s ok. I’m terribly sorry for the confusion. As an aside to this, I’m actually working on a transmog guide that includes some ins and outs of MogIt.

      I’ll warn you, any Transmog fan I know that tries the program ends up spending more time using it than doing anything productive on their character. 😀

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