Attendance at the US-Arthas show was by far the biggest at any WoWfactor event so far, but not everyone was there to show-off gear…
Unfortunately, due to a lack of gold we were unable to host an event on Arthas Horde-side at the same time as our Alliance show on 16th March, but that didn’t stop the members of the Horde from being seen. A little before the designated 21.00 EST start-time, some 300 Horde descended upon Stormwind, claiming the city keep for themselves and decorating the stone floors with a carpet of bones.
You could practically hear the cogs groaning as the realm threatened to crash under the strain of such an influx of invaders, by somehow Arthas managed to stay up. Keelhaul was slightly delayed due to real-life issues and as such the start was delayed by close to an hour, but we’d like to extend our thanks to the Horde for ensuring that the waiting time was anything but boring, particularly Muxx for his raid organisation and persistence (Muxx’s video of the raid). Well done, Horde, you’ve earned yourselves a faction-specific event of your own in future!
The show itself was greatly improved by the addition of a livestream, kindly hosted by Elvine, which enabled participants and spectators to listen to our judging process and general commentary. You can watch the recording at ElvineMod on Twitch TV, with the event beginning at approximately 00.50 and a bonus three-quarters of an hour of the Horde raid before that.
A few level one characters even made the effort to journey from Northshire Abbey to Stormwind in order to check out the event, among them Tome of the Ancient, who wrote a blog post about her experience entitled ‘Dying to Know What They’re Wearing’.
Whilst it’s never easy to choose the winners, we were eventually able to narrow the contest down to the twenty-five characters whose outfits most impressed us. These finalists were awarded a combined total of 85,000 gold, with ten of those receiving the top prize of 5000 gold each, all of which was funded by Keelhaul. That brings his total to a staggering 1,780,000 gold given away since Patch 4.3 was released.
The following won the top prize of 5000 gold each, on top of the 1000 they won from the first round (pictures of the Top 10 included beneath):
Be sure to check out Keelhaul’s Picasa Gallery for many more screenshots of the event, including runner-up pictures.
The following characters won a bonus prize of 2000 gold, on top of the 1000 they won from the first round:
Each of the following won 1000 gold in the first round:
Congratulations once more to the winners and commiserations to those who didn’t receive a prize, we greatly appreciated seeing every outfit, even if we didn’t select them as finalists.Events. Leave a response! You can follow responses to this entry through our RSS 2.0 feed.