"It could be worse." The Tauren says.
"Worse? What could be worse then the hell I have to live with on a daily basis?"
The Tauren says, "You could have to go through life named Holy Cow."
The Gnome takes a second to think and says, "You win."
Wasn't exactly sure of a title for today's post so I figured I would make up a joke and start it that way. Hope my joke wasn't too bad. Just bad enough to be good.
Sometimes wow can be downright silly and that is a good thing. We all need a break from the serious, from the grinding, from the raiding, from the mundane. Silly is good.
I've always been a fan of transformation toys. My first transformation toy was Dartol's Rod of Transformation. I loved that thing, still do. It is no longer in game but I still have it. I am quite glad that it was not one of the fun things that lost the battle of bag space over the years. There are many things no longer in game I wish I still had but alas they are gone.
For anyone that wants that little toy there is at least something to replace it, even if it is not half as awesome as the rod being you can use the rod every minute and it lasts for three, meaning it is one of the very few transformations in game you can have 24/7. It's replacement, Stave of Fur and Claw, lasts 3 minutes as well but with a one hour cooldown sadly. Glad I have the original one.
There are many transformation items in the game and someone on wowhead posted a comment with many of them, you can see it on the link from the rod or stave. I won't rehash what was already said and done but I will share some of my other favorites.
Ai-Li's Skymirror allow you to look like anyone for 10 minutes. It has a one hour cooldown but healing as a bear or shooting arrows as a tree is pretty fun sometimes. If the cooldown was shorter I would surely enjoy it more but as it, it is one of my favorite transformation toys currently
Potion of Illusion is another thing that has the same function as the skymirror and you can use it over and over to keep being someone else, but the 2 minute duration can mean you need to keep a crap load of them on you if you want to be someone else all the time. At least this one you can keep being a different someone else every two minutes.
Leyara's Locket from the molten front quest line is another one of my favorites but its short 5 minute duration and long 1 hour cooldown made it works it way into my bank bags after we were no longer doing the fitting raid for the transformation, firelands. But I do break it out from time to time.
The Vrykul drinking horn from archeology is one of those transformation things that has managed to stay in my bags for a very long time all thanks to its 1 second cooldown. It is not really much of a transformation, you get a new Vrykul inspired helm and get a little bigger but it can be a lot of fun when used with other transformations to change from it making you a little bigger to making you freaking huge.
When used with Mr. Smite's brass compass, burgy blackheart's handsome hat and drinking some fras siabi's bigger beer and you can get downright huge when you mount up on your largest mount. The first item comes from a mists rare, second item from a cata rare and the beer from ICC after the forth boss role play is done the guy that sells it will open shop there.
Lots of fun things to do, just to be a bit silly in game. And if you are willing to let your inner role player hang out some, you can enjoy it a lot more than just being someone else.
All toys are not about transformations. There are many different ones. I like the trinket that gives me a super huge sword that follows me around for a bit that I got in ungoro. Sadly I do not recall the name right now. There are of course pets, but then there are the pets that are not exactly pets. Nomi from this expansion is like that. You can summon her (I think it is a her) and she will follow you around all day long like a pet.
There are more than a few items like that and if you wanted to you could get them all and have an entire entourage following you everywhere you go. As a hunter, you can call your pet, your stampede, and your crows and walk around, at least for a short time, with 40+ things following you. I know, I know, but I did say this was all about silly stuff right?
I often talk about what we consider "serious" things in game but that doesn't mean that I don't like to have a little fun from time to time and they do sure offer us a lot of toys and transformations and other gadgets that allow us to be silly.
What are some of your favorite toys?