Congrats to the Pugging Pally contest winners!

Vidyala's Fashionable Paladin contest is finished! And I have to say, the entries were amazing. Congrats to winners Gale, Kirina and Kamalia! Everyone should go check out the entries and thoughts behind the outfits!

Now, as previously mentioned I also entered the contest. I was quite pleased with my's very me. Rhii was disappointed I went with Alliance paladins instead of Horde...but I get the feeling her opinion will change after reading this.

Am I disappointed I didn't win? Well of course, who wouldn't want some of Vid's amazing art! But I can't say I ever really EXPECTED to win. My goal was to supply a few certain...elements to the contest that I anticipated would probably otherwise be absent. A few elements that I half expected to get my entry disqualified, haha.

Presenting! Rades' "Fashionable Paladin" entry! (click for full-size version)

Bwahaha! After all, the best paladin is a DEAD paladin! And THE WRATHGATE AND PUTRESS ARE AWESOME.

...what? I have to be me. :D

It was actually a ton of fun to examine the Wrathgate cinematic piece-by-piece and try to make out all the equipment that you only see for a moment. I watched it probably two dozen times, but since I love it, I enjoyed every viewing! Haha.

I am pretty sure I nailed everything except the tabard worn by the Wrathgate paladins (does this not exist as a player option?) and Bolvar's belt...I went through EVERY SINGLE BELT and couldn't find it. >< Here's some comparison shots:

Bolvar was the easiest (except for his damn belt) since he gets so much nice, full-view screentime, and because he's wearing almost all Grand Marshal's equipment.

Bolvar has some kind of commander or lieutenant close by at a few points in the cinematic, who is sporting mostly the same equipment but has a Grand Marshal's Scaled Helm and Grand Marshal's Punisher instead. She is a Draenei in my entry shot because it was Vid's contest and there were no Draenei in the cinematic! D: Besides, what kind of Paladin contest would it be without every possible (Alliance) paladin race?

The foot soldiers had the most mismatched gear, and until I actually went through the movie bit by bit, I didn't realize they had such PLAIN gear. I mean, Dull Heater Shields? Overlinked Chain Armor? Hey Tirion - maybe if you spent a little more money on your troops and less on Elixirs of Giant Growth and BUILDING GIANT GOLDEN STATUES OF YOURSELF, your forces would have more success.

In my opinion, with such shoddy equipment Putress was just saving them an ignoble, terrible death at Arthas' hands. ;)

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Full Wrathgate movie for reference (or download the HD version from Blizzard HERE.)

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    You don't know how much I appreciate your equal opportunity Draenei killing, Rades.

    In all seriousness, your entry made me laugh, and it is very "you!" I'm glad you had fun doing it, that was the point, after all!

    August 15, 2010 at 7:03 PM

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    Entirely worthy of you, Rades- I'm only sorry I won't get to see you immortalized in Vid's artwork, but the entry was so fun to see!

    August 15, 2010 at 7:31 PM

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    Despite how horrified I was at your celebration of the horrible Putress, I really enjoyed your paladin models. I think your Dwarf was my favourite, but your Bolvar was also totally great! :)

    August 15, 2010 at 7:52 PM

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    Even though I was Alliance my first Wrathgate, I was a warlock.

    So I enjoyed every single second of Putress. I'm chomping at the bit to get my troll priesty up there! (Pity she's not undead...)

    Love your entry!

    August 15, 2010 at 10:33 PM

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    Fun, inspired and it involves dead paladins! Awesome stuff! :)

    August 17, 2010 at 11:24 AM