Shadowmoon US Alliance played host to the WoW Factor and a rather unexpected visitor this week.
With the release of Diablo III less than a week ago, we were expecting attendance at the Shadowmoon event to be somewhat less than usual, but the turnout was surprisingly good and there were more than enough excellent outfits on display. Caylena joined the team as a guest judge for a second time, providing solid commentary as we worked our way around the crowd of participants in Stormwind Cathedral.
After a slight technical hiccup at the start, the event ran smoothly, with the sole exception of an unexpected gate-crasher, clearly eager to participate in the contest. We’re no strangers to Horde raids at our Alliance events, but this time it was Horde NPC’s causing some disruption, not players.
Venya Marthand, a level 10 undead NPC from Tirisfal Glades, has frequently been mind controlled and brought to Stormwind in recent weeks. Why? She’s immortal. For all of their efforts, the pack of ten or so Stormwind guards failed to bring her down as they weaved around the cathedral in a flurry of swinging blades. Despite the perpetual NPC brawl, we were able to conduct the judging without much hassle. We hope Venya enjoyed the event!
Sponsorship was kindly provided by realm local and moderator on Elvine’s TwitchTV, Datbeard. Initially he put forward 100,000 gold for the event, but added an extra 10k to the total when the judges had a hard time numbering the winners down to just the top three planned. We greatly appreciate the sponsorship as well as the bonus gold in the final round.
The event consisted of two rounds of competition. As with last week, in the first round judges distributed a large portion of the total prize fund among participants as they saw fit. Initially we intended to select the top three outfits of the night in round two, but thanks to an extra last minute addition to the prize total, we were able to extend it to include four overall winners.
We also took two short intermissions, halfway through round one and between rounds one and two, in order to allow participants to switch their outfits if they so desired.
Read on below for a list of the winners and a screenshot gallery of the top 4 sets and runners-up!
Top 4 & Runners-Up Gallery
Round 2: The four best outfits of the night were awarded 10,000 gold each on top of any gold won in the first round (40k total):
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:
Thanks to all who attended the event, we had a great time checking out the wide variety of outfits present. A further thanks to Datbeard for the sponsorship and Caylena for stepping in to judge at short notice.
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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