In the second part of the WoW Factor double bill on Stormreaver, we headed over to the Horde side of Elvine’s home realm.
The Stormreaver Horde event carried a total prize fund of 300,000 gold, the joint-largest amount we’ve ever given away in a single show, and the audience turnout in Grommash Hold was proportionately enormous. With the largest crowd we’ve ever had at a WoW Factor show, our usual destination was bursting with eager transmoggers. We’ll certainly have to consider a larger location for future events of such a scale.
Ironically, the Horde event was delayed by some thirty minutes due to a Horde raid on our Alliance show, which had started around 2 1/2 hours prior. Delays aside, we quickly got down to our transmog business with our guest judge Dibby, a previous WoW Factor winner who filled in for Keelhaul’s absence.
Our impressive prize pool came from three sponsors, the first of whom was of course Elvine, WoW Factor judge and resident of Stormreaver, who put up 175,000 gold for the Horde event, on top of 100k that he distributed amongst the Alliance earlier in the day. A further 100,000 was added by Accession guild, who showed up in force at the event. To complete the package, 25,000 gold came from Audem Gold, a gold-maker and recent transfer to the realm. Thanks to all of the sponsors for your contributions.
Being that the gold total was so much larger than normal events, we opted to merge our first and second rounds, in the hope of speeding up the time it would take to look around and award prizes to the many participants. Rather than giving increasing amounts of gold, we could choose to award either a small or large sum on the spot, depending on our impression of the outfit. The system worked well and after working our way around the room, we were able to short-list thirteen characters to enter our final round of competition, to compete for the top prizes of the day.
A video of the full event, including judges commentary, is available at Elvine’s TwitchTV page.
Our normal competition structure was altered due to a last minute changed to the total prize fund. Rounds 1 and 2 were judged simultaneously, with judges awarding either 2000 or 10000 to outfits, if they were deemed worthy of a prize. Participants were given an option to change outfits mid-way through this combined round, so that they may have another chance to win. The total prize fund was 300,000 gold, donated by the following: Elvine – 175,000, Accession guild – 100,000, AudemGold – 25,000.
Read on below for a list of the winners and a screenshot gallery of the top five sets!
Top 5 Gallery
Round 3: The five best outfits of the night were selected and awarded 20,000 gold each (100k total):
The Top 5 can be seen lined up in the image to the right.
Top 15 (13)
Round 2: We initially planned to have fifteen winners in this round, but changed the format so we eventually had thirteen. The following characters, as well as those in the Top 5 category, received 10000 gold each (130k total):
Top 25 (35)
Round 1: We initially planned to have twenty-five winners in this round, but changed the format so we eventually had thirty-five. The following characters received 2000 gold each in Round 1 (70k total):
Alianori / Atoned / Ayrianna / Àzazèl / Bloodward / Créam / Dalton / Dienmyarms / Díva
Doomcry / Excisìon / Fade / Healßillie / Hecttraz / Irrompible / Kai / Kitsala / Kryz / Lurkn Minderaser / Mîsanthrope / Øverload / Pinkpantiez / Shaggey / Shockzya / Spardot / Stormblade Trolytic / Twolivecrew / Varx / Veltric / Vyroxx / Wigglecandy / Zerostar
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 participated in the event, and to those who helped keep the show running smoothy by answering questions in-game and on the live stream. A further thanks to Dibby for adding his valuable input as our guest judge for the week.
If you enjoyed the WoW Factor show on Stormreaver Horde, 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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