Hello Ladies and Gents! It is I, your humble reporter, Elcombe. I’m live just outside the Gurubashi Arena as we get set for the opening of the…erm, well, the historians are a little vague on exactly what year this is in Azeroth….nonetheless! We are more than happy to kick off our live coverage of the Azerothian Mogolympics. For the next three weeks, fashion athletes from around the world…and one or two from outside it…will embark on their individual quests for the gold medal. Stories of triumph, and of heartache, perseverance and fortitude…all in the name of standing on the podium when all is said and done.
As you can see, even I’ve dressed up for the occasion, ever the humble Mage that I am. Journalistic dedication, right there. Yes, there’s nothing I won’t do for you…my people. Why, as a matter of fact my…oh, what’s that? Athletes? What about them? Oh, of course! The athletes are about to enter the arena!
It’s official -let the games begin!
(grr…it timed out perfect when I was editing it)
Now, for those no doubt wondering, here’s a list of who’s who:
1. Arathor – Elisa
2. Argent Crusade – Andrew T
3. Argent Dawn – Banesidhe
4. Bilgewater Cartel – Tyledres
5. Consortium – Satsuri
6. Darkspear – Ishtla
7. Darnassus – Ysera’s Daughter
8. Darnassus – Mychelle
9. Defilers – Axiret
10. Dragonmaw – Rhuanious
11. Earthen Ring – Amaketsu
12. The Exodar – Nathaniel
13. The Exodar – Kaleri
14. Frostwolf – Argo
15. Gilneas – Chatmay
16. Gnomeregan – Colby P
17. Hellscream’s Reach – Darkfa1th
18. Honor Hold – Missescake
19. Illidari – Ishtaa
20. Ironforge – Zidux
21. Keepers of Time – Susan Ward
22. Kirin Tor – Lylabean
23. Kurenai – Matthew2
24. Lower City – Draynee
25. Mag’har – Khraden
26. Orgrimmar – Miriarose
27. Ramakhen – Cymre
28. Scarlet Crusade – Mitchell
29. Sha’tar – Dragonray
30. Silver Covenant – Nerisandra
31. Silvermoon City – Kamalia
32. Silverwing Sentinels – Ninevi
33. Sporeggar – Freyana
34. Sporeggar – Mrs. Amateur
35. Stormpike – Shoryl
36. Stormwind – Classy
37. Stormwind – Jax
38. Sunreavers – Cyniclaus
39. Therazane – Navimie
40. Thrallmar – King Col
41. Thrallmar – Silver Phoenix
42. Thunder Bluff – Stoppable Force
43. Undercity – Euphyley
44. Warsong Offensive – Zuktheinsane
45. Wyrmrest Accord – Alessandra
46. Wyrmrest Accord – Kheiron91
Great job on the presentation and Kammy’s running flag bearer made me laugh 😀
You look pretty spiffy too JD!
Good luck to everyone for the next few weeks… and the judges – I think you’ll need it too 😛
Thanks Cymre. As I said to Navimie, it didn’t turn out EXACTLY how I wanted, but I was still pleased with it (especially once I sorted the dang embedding issue).
I’ve been looking forward to seeing this for weeks! Really excited to see all of the other events. Somehow I foresee myself wanting to use a lot of the transmogs shown in them. 😉
Well at least then I won’t be the only one. 😉
Sigh … oh Elcombe you’re so suave and … sorry, that was Cat, you know how she is about human males. I took over because I don’t want anyone to think that they get an unfair advantage. But still, Elcombe you’ve outdone yourself, great presentation!
He conjured up a good one.
(see what I did there?) lol
Ooh, everyone looks so awesome! Love what you did with the presentation and the achievement-type labels at the bottom. 🙂
Good luck to everyone! Looking forward to seeing all the events 😀
Thanks for the kind words.
I’m a bit more excited now that we’ve officially started as well.
Fantastic JD!!! /applause
Honestly, I just love that both of you used a Female Goblin for your flagbearers. That’s all kinds of crazy awesome (and they both look great, too).
Wow! Everyone looks amazing! This is going to be one heck of a competition. I’m excited to see what everyone came up with for the events.
Wonderful presentation, by the way. Made the opening ceremony exciting and awesome 🙂
And, yes, once again I’m glad I’m not the only judge because these are going to be close.
Love the presentation! Everyone looks absolutely fantastic 😀
So exciting! Is there any way to make it bigger, or is it a set resolution? Maybe I just missed a button somewhere….
If you hit pause or close, I believe it gives you a small menu in the middle of the screen and you can click “full screen”
Oh super sweet, I’ll have to try that!
Actually, it’s by clicking on the “close” button that you get the options! 😀 BTW, thought I’d also mention that “Elisa” is also “Anoukisse” hehe. 😉
That’s important to know! 🙂
In a number of cases I had to go off e-mail stuff for “name.” 😀
Cheers! Great presentation! So fun to read everyone’s excitement! (Maybe Billy Crystal will step down from the Oscars for you!)
Woot! Let the games begin!
You all outdid yourselves with these flag bearer outfits. They look incredible! I’m so glad I didn’t have to score these, because, just… wow.
Let me tell you all that judging this contest is incredibly difficult! All the entries are simply amazing. You will be blown away when you see them. 🙂
YAY! So excited…and nervous, there are so many REALLY good entries! *bites nails*
and these ones aren’t even the COMPETITIVE ones!
I’m so excited 😀 YAY!! 😀
Wow, these are all such awesome sets! Everyone did brilliantly working with their assigned tabards. I can’t wait to see what the medal event outfits look like!
Wow, such amazing outfits! JD, you did a really great job with the presentation it is awesome.
Thanks for the kind words. 🙂
i’m so happy it’s finally time! i am getting excited for the next couple of weeks…
Yay!! I’ll add my admiration of the opening presentation, and best wishes to all the contestants–and judges!–and let me also say I can’t bloody wait to see the medal events now!
(what, me excited? … no, I just like exclamation marks. Honest. 😉 )
There’s much excitement I think, and nothing at all wrong with that. 😉
Yay so glad this is starting, been looking forward to it! Everyone’s sets look awesome.
very well done cant wait to the the rest
I’m sorry to be repeating this, but WOW! (no pun intended) Great, just FANTASTIC job setting this up, it feels so official with its own slideshow complete with music! Awesome work JD.
Also, let me say I am sweating here, everyone’s entries are just perfect, the set-ups, the weapons, etc, I love it. I keep telling my GM that he has to actually seeeeeee it to understand the extent of talent and time involved in this whole competition. Good luck to everyone!!! 😀
Thanks for the kind words. I’m really happy folks liked it.
Oh wow! Those are really creative outfits. It’s incredible how much a tabard can do for your mog, and how well tailored around the various tabards those entries are!
Woot!!! Finally!!!!! I am so darn excited 🙂 I could just
Good luck everyone 😀
What is the song by the way? I came back here just to listen to it 🙂
There’s a song?? Damn you crappy work computers!!
Really, you didn’t expect music from the guy who posts playlists?
I know, I know…but the computers at work ar so bad, I could only see like every third one anyway, so a thought that there was even a song didn’t cross my mind.
It’s by Shawn Desman- Night Like This
What she said. lol
Good luck to all who entered, and nice job on flag bearers!
Yus! So stoked for this!
Wow. These flag bearers look GREAT! This is going to be such a tough competition…
Damn you alphabetical order! I am almost the last one 🙂
Try labelling them by order of entry and then having to sort them by alphabetical, lol.