Let The Games Begin

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!

49 thoughts on “Let The Games Begin

  1. JD Kenada August 12, 2012 / 7:38 am

    (grr…it timed out perfect when I was editing it)

    Now, for those no doubt wondering, here’s a list of who’s who:

    Slide Order:

    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

  2. Cymre August 12, 2012 / 7:49 am

    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 😛

    • JD Kenada August 12, 2012 / 8:38 am

      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).

  3. Faye August 12, 2012 / 8:05 am

    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. 😉

    • JD Kenada August 12, 2012 / 8:38 am

      Well at least then I won’t be the only one. 😉

  4. tomeoftheancient August 12, 2012 / 8:32 am

    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!

    • JD Kenada August 12, 2012 / 8:39 am

      He conjured up a good one.

      (see what I did there?) lol

  5. Ninevi August 12, 2012 / 8:40 am

    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 😀

    • JD Kenada August 12, 2012 / 8:45 am

      Thanks for the kind words.

      I’m a bit more excited now that we’ve officially started as well.

  6. Navimie August 12, 2012 / 8:40 am

    Fantastic JD!!! /applause

  7. Carla Doak August 12, 2012 / 8:52 am

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!

    • JD Kenada August 12, 2012 / 8:57 am

      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).

  8. Freyana August 12, 2012 / 9:07 am

    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 🙂

    • JD Kenada August 12, 2012 / 9:18 am

      Thanks Freyana.

      And, yes, once again I’m glad I’m not the only judge because these are going to be close.

  9. nerisanda August 12, 2012 / 9:47 am

    Love the presentation! Everyone looks absolutely fantastic 😀

  10. missescake August 12, 2012 / 10:06 am

    So exciting! Is there any way to make it bigger, or is it a set resolution? Maybe I just missed a button somewhere….

    • JD Kenada August 12, 2012 / 12:14 pm

      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”

      • Anoukisse August 12, 2012 / 7:18 pm

        Oh super sweet, I’ll have to try that!

        • Anoukisse August 12, 2012 / 10:44 pm

          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. 😉

          • JD Kenada August 13, 2012 / 6:51 am

            That’s important to know! 🙂

            In a number of cases I had to go off e-mail stuff for “name.” 😀

  11. Matty August 12, 2012 / 11:17 am

    Cheers! Great presentation! So fun to read everyone’s excitement! (Maybe Billy Crystal will step down from the Oscars for you!)

  12. khizzara August 12, 2012 / 11:17 am

    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. 🙂

  13. Banesidhe August 12, 2012 / 11:46 am

    YAY! So excited…and nervous, there are so many REALLY good entries! *bites nails*

    • JD Kenada August 12, 2012 / 12:15 pm

      and these ones aren’t even the COMPETITIVE ones!

  14. Karegina August 12, 2012 / 12:41 pm

    I’m so excited 😀 YAY!! 😀

  15. kamaliaetalia August 12, 2012 / 12:42 pm

    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!

  16. prettyflydraenei August 12, 2012 / 2:29 pm

    Wow, such amazing outfits! JD, you did a really great job with the presentation it is awesome.

    • JD Kenada August 12, 2012 / 4:38 pm

      Thanks for the kind words. 🙂

  17. satsuri August 12, 2012 / 3:37 pm

    i’m so happy it’s finally time! i am getting excited for the next couple of weeks…

    • JD Kenada August 12, 2012 / 4:39 pm

      😀

  18. corhi August 12, 2012 / 3:52 pm

    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. 😉 )

    • JD Kenada August 12, 2012 / 4:39 pm

      There’s much excitement I think, and nothing at all wrong with that. 😉

  19. Amaketsu August 12, 2012 / 5:03 pm

    Yay so glad this is starting, been looking forward to it! Everyone’s sets look awesome.

  20. Darkfa1th August 12, 2012 / 6:27 pm

    very well done cant wait to the the rest

  21. Anoukisse August 12, 2012 / 7:21 pm

    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!!! 😀

    • JD Kenada August 13, 2012 / 6:51 am

      Thanks for the kind words. I’m really happy folks liked it.

  22. Ironyca August 12, 2012 / 7:40 pm

    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!

  23. dragonray August 12, 2012 / 7:43 pm

    Woot!!! Finally!!!!! I am so darn excited 🙂 I could just

    SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    Good luck everyone 😀

  24. Classy August 12, 2012 / 7:52 pm

    What is the song by the way? I came back here just to listen to it 🙂

    • dragonray August 12, 2012 / 9:55 pm

      There’s a song?? Damn you crappy work computers!!

      • JD Kenada August 13, 2012 / 6:50 am

        Really, you didn’t expect music from the guy who posts playlists?

        • dragonray August 14, 2012 / 11:51 pm

          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.

    • Banesidhe August 12, 2012 / 9:58 pm

      It’s by Shawn Desman- Night Like This

      • JD Kenada August 13, 2012 / 6:50 am

        What she said. lol

  25. Zidux August 12, 2012 / 8:06 pm

    Good luck to all who entered, and nice job on flag bearers!

  26. zuktheinsane August 12, 2012 / 8:48 pm

    Wow. These flag bearers look GREAT! This is going to be such a tough competition…

  27. Alessandra August 13, 2012 / 10:45 am

    Damn you alphabetical order! I am almost the last one 🙂

    • JD Kenada August 13, 2012 / 11:53 am

      Try labelling them by order of entry and then having to sort them by alphabetical, lol.

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