Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tabards

Firstly, the new championing system for reputation is great. I can run any instance I want, wear the tabard associated with the reputation I want to grind, and voila! Free-form rep grinding.

Once I'm done grinding out my Wyrmrest, Kirin Tor, Ebon Blade, and Argent Crusade reputations, however, I'll need to pick a tabard to be my "main" tabard. Ever since I grabbed the [Tabard of the Argent Dawn] during the 40-man Naxx release event, and later on the [Tabard of the Protector] from the Burning Crusade release event, that tabard graphic has been displayed proudly across my chest.

But in Wrath of the Lich King, the Order of the Silver Hand and the Argent Dawn came together to form the aforementioned Argent Crusade. Lead by Tirion Fordring and being the chic new faction in the lawful, paladin-y genre, I feel the need to consider the switch.

I put a poll to the right about which tabard graphic I should wear - the Argent Dawn's white sun on black field, the Argent Crusade's more colorful update, or another tabard entirely? Your comments may decide what tabard my character wears!

7 comments:

Alex - aka Firelight said...

I have the old Argent Dawn one from the TBC event as well - I dont rate the new Argent Crusade one - its a bit rubbish looking!

Usually I wear one of the epic tabards I have from achievments (25 Tabards, and Explorer)

Megan said...

Wyrm one looks like my toon was being retarded at eating a hotdog with ketchup and mustard. Sigh.

Ragar said...

Personally I like the Argent Dawn tabard - simple, but classy. The Crusade one's not bad, but it's not quite as good-looking. At least it's presentable though, unlike the Wyrmrest one. All of the other factions can come up with a logo for themselves, but all the dragons could think of was to put a picture of their house/temple on it. Best I can figure, it was designed for the slower dragons so if they forgot where home was, they could just look down for a reminder.

Anonymous said...

Firelight - you gotta enable Anonymous commenting, bro; some of us can't post on your lovely blog. ;)

Argent Dawn tabard pwninates Argent Crusade's, so they get my vote. I'm pretty sad about that, because my paladin was in hibernation during the pre-Wrath events, so he doesn't have it. My enhance shaman that I played at the time does, though.

And I agree that Wyrmrest is totally out of the question. I haven't gotten the ones from KT or KotEB yet, but they've got to be better. I give the devs good marks for trying to make a new, involved graphic for Wyrmrest, but total fail for how it turned out.

I went ahead and threw on the AC one for a bit of RP-ish fun while I'm questing Icecrown, but once I start championing I'll sadly need to wear the Wyrmrest tabard for a bit. QQ.

Fedaykin98

Mazar said...

you know Tabard of the Protector is what you want!

nothing says epic like holy nova every 5 min!

Josh said...

@Firelight
I haven't looked at any of the achievement tabards, mostly because I don't give two hoots about achievements. I guess I'll take a gander...

@Megan, Ragar & Fedaykin
Yea, the Wyrmrest one is gross. Not even considering that one - once I get exalted with Wyrmrest I'm trashing it.

@Mazar
Ohhhhhh Mazar. You and your Holy Nova...

Aerophilia said...

Josh, tbh how could you not be "the Argent Champion" with your Tabbard of the Argent Crusade?

As you can see, it's working well for me at least :p