This week the WoW Factor returned to Scarlet Crusade, with the most unusual sponsorship yet.
We initially planned to have Mike from Epic Weapons as a guest judge this week. However, due to some unfortunate technical issues with TwitchTV and sound, we decided to postpone his involvement until a later event when we can be sure that everything is functioning properly. Elvine also experienced some sound issues, so he was quiet for the first portion of the event, leaving the judging to Keelhaul and Noelani, half the number of judges we’d originally anticipated! Nevertheless, when the technical issues were fixed we quickly got into the flow of the event.
In a curious twist, the funding for the event was neither from a WoW Factor judge nor a local sponsor. The 100,000 gold prize total was infact transferred to the Alliance via the cross-faction auction house from a member of the Horde. Xanrus won 6,000 gold for his outfit at the Scarlet Crusade Horde event in mid-April, and pledged to donate gold to have the WoW Factor return to Scarlet Crusade for an Alliance event. Sure enough, he purchased an item from Keelhaul to send the gold over to the opposing faction and even took an 18,000 gold loss on the auction house cut. An admirable display of community spirit there – thanks Xanrus!
As usual, a video of the event is available, only this time it’s hosted at our new live stream channel, WoWFactorShow @ TwitchTV. A huge thanks goes out to Elvine for providing the stream on his own channel up until this point and for continuing his camerawork on the new Twitch account. Unfortunately, due to the technical difficulties with TwitchTV servers, audio commentary was delayed for the first part of the show. Sound starts at the 0:33:35 mark.
For a participant’s perspective of the event, have a read of The Indecisive Gamer. They’ve included some great overview screenshots of the festivities and of their characters (see the gnome to the right).
This week’s event was split into two rounds. The first round followed an approach that we have tested recently in order to reduce the duration of the events, with a share of the total prize gold distributed to participants however judges see fit, as opposed to a fixed gold prizes given in previous shows. Round two operated in much the same way, although this was not originally the intention!
Read on below for a list of the winners and a screenshot gallery of the top 5 sets!
Top 5 Gallery
Round 2: The five best outfits of the night were selected and awarded between 5,000 and 10,000 gold each (30k total). We originally planned to have three winners receiving 10k each, but we opted to split two of those prizes between four individuals, due to difficulty choosing between them. Winners are divided into prize totals below:
Kayamyte (Plus 3000 from Round 1)
Round 1: Selected outfits were awarded between 1000 and 5000 gold until we had expended our total prize fund for this stage of the competition (70k total). Names are listed under prize totals below:
Aireya / Atsu / Bellatrista / Cearra / Christelia / Diablagata / Drgírlfriend / Eylon / Furyaid
Garíus / Hallak / Helkate / Isayah / Jandracy / Jezy / Jornir / Jthoven / Kryddinn / Lanthur
Málorne / Mictla / Migsy / Natalaya / Occeleta / Psichi / Reincarnate / Sedùctress / Skÿlark
Tamahauk / Tellala / Trully / Unholynite / Vegex / Xoll
Thanks to all who attended the event, we had a great time checking out all of the outfits. A further thanks to Mike from Epic Weapons for coming along at the start, we look forward to having him return for a future show to share his expertise.
If you have enjoyed the WoW Factor show, 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 and your comments can help us to continue improving the WoW Factor.
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