Talking tabards…(or letting your freak flag fly…)

Tabards.

Someday, yes, someday, I will be exalted with the Kirin Tor and I can take off their purple-fuzzy-phallic prophylactic. (Or what was that Navi…fraggle?)

But until I find the will, or extreme boredom, to do the Dalaran dailies for those dolts, I shall work on becoming exalted with my new guild.

And–not a criticism–this is stacked purely, squarely in the “I don’t have control over this” area.

Not a big fan of the baby blue that is so popular amongst Alliance guilds.

Now – what inspired this post? And do you get the play on words, “talking” tabards? That is because in the language of emblems, tabards do indeed speak. Reading the Game of Throne novels, the use of knowledge of keeps’ and kingdoms’ colors, banners, emblems, etc., comes at some critical parts in the exposition of the tale. Understanding who’s zooming whom, in other words is critical information for survival. Designing tabards in game sometimes takes guildmasters and guild-starters careful consideration of color, threading, and sometimes just careless slap-dash of what’s available. I think it could be better.

First of all – this is some damn lazy blog posting because I am exhausted right now–but wanted to get these thoughts out there. How do you “represent?”

Dornaa gets her Exodar on…
Rohawn the Forgotten Warrior is sporting the sage symbol of Ever Thus to Deadbeats. Perfect for anyone who wishes to aspire to Dude status.

Escarlata says, “Give me a D! D! Gimme an A! A!  [sic] What’s that spell? DARK LADY!
This tabard looks awful on a Forsaken due to the poor posture –stand up straight, Escarlata! 

Sexytepi takes the colors for a spin…
One of my favorites is how my friend designed the one for our tiny guild – simple, elegant, and goes with everything…except for maybe shiny-pretty-gold-gossamer robes.

And still Mataoka has yet to acquire the Scarlet Crusade tabard, although both Luperci and Momokawa have it:

I guess what I wish it that even though there are some great looking tabards out there, I could see or wish that Blizzard would do more. I doubt the aesthetic of guild tabard design and colors will go much futher — don’t know how the pandas feel about it. I think what we’re all feeling is a love of the customization — transmog gave us a taste, but let’s hope it doesn’t stop there.

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