Keelhaul’s home-realm was the desination for the WoW Factor show this week. We even brought a special guest along for the party.
Having held the last few Alliance events in Stormwind, we decided to return to the Library in Ironforge’s Hall of Explorers this week, the location of the very first WoW Factor show. The ring of stairs around the room provided an excellent setting around which contestants could arrange themselves – a real indoor amphitheatre experience. The venue was perhaps a little small given how many showed up for the event in the end, but the atmosphere was lively.
Keelhaul was unfortunately only able to attend the first half of the event due to family activies, but we were happy to bring in a guest judge for the day. Mara aka Tmaralee, is a veteran of WoW Factor events, having won prizes on two different characters on two seperate shows on Earthen Ring US. She has also been a consistent help to the project in the past, answering questions from other WoW Factor participants in-game and on the live stream, and has a keen eye for transmogrification, providing weekly transmog challenges on the Disenchanting Azeroth forums.
Despite the large number of participants, we were able to shave the event down to a little over three hours in duration. It’s still a lengthy session, but that’s only testament to the quality of the outfits and the importance we place upon seeing all characters in attendance.
There was general agreement between the judges until the final round of competition, at which point we tried something new. With several candidates vying for the final spot in the Top 3 sets, the top prize category of the day, each judge selected and advocated one outfit that they considered worthy of 10,000 gold. A quick vote between the four yielded a winner, but the three runners-up were awarded a consolation item prize on top of any gold they had previously won. Perhaps we’ll try this approach more in future shows.
A video of the full event, including judges commentary, is available at Elvine’s TwitchTV page.
The event was comprised of three rounds, with prize gold value increasing and the number of winners decreasing in each until we had selected our top sets of the day. We also included a few item give-aways as consolation gifts for characters who narrowly missed out on a gold prize. The total prize fund was 100,000 gold, sponsored by Keelhaul.
Read on below for a list of the winners and a screenshot gallery of the top 10 sets!
Top 10 Gallery
You can see images of many of the participants at Keelhaul’s Picasa Gallery, including screenshots of many characters not listed in our own gallery.
Round 3: The three best outfits of the night were selected and awarded 10,000 gold each (30k total):
Round 3: Three characters were awarded a bonus prize, as shown beside their names, as they were close runners-up when selecting the Top 3 outfits:
Shown to the right: The judges line up to select which outfit will be the final ‘Top 3′ winner (click to enlarge).
Round 2: The following characters, as well as those in the Top 3 category, received 5000 gold each (50k total):
Round 1: The following characters, as well as many in the above categories, received 1000 gold each in Round 1 (20k total):
As always, congratulations 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.
Thanks to all who attended, especially Mara, who slotted in seamlessly this week as our guest judge. Interestingly, as Mara lives in Australia, we had judges on three different continents last night. A truly worldwide show!
If you enjoyed the WoW Factor show on Proudmoore, we’d love to hear some feedback from you over on the US WoW Forums. It’s great to hear from people who’ve had fun at our events, it really keeps our motivation up for future shows.
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