The WoW Factor made its first journey to the EU this week, with a couple of new twists thrown into the mix.
Attendance was a little on the thin side at the very beginning of the event, to the point that we wondered if our top prizes for the night would just default to the few who showed up! Thankfully, our venue filled out quickly over the next ten or so minutes, and we were able to commence judging. Shortly after starting, a dozen or so Horde turned up to see us at Stormwind Cathedral. This wasn’t entirely unexpected, Horde raids have become a regular feature of Alliance WoW Factor events. However, what happened next was certainly not foreseen.
Several of the Horde raiders began to arrange themselves near the cathedral altar, in order to watch the event. After some prompting via the livestream, we were able to put a stop to almost all of the PvP between the factions, and hosted a miniature 5 minute-long WoW Factor for the Horde. Due to their good behaviour, we agreed to transfer one 5000g prize via the cross-faction Auction House, to reward the best Horde outfit. A huge thanks goes out to our ‘visitors’ for being so respectful of the event.
Our Russian doll-style mini WoW Factor within a WoW Factor wasn’t the only extra twist of the evening. When it came to selecting the last ‘Top 3′ winner of the night, the judges were stuck between three characters. After a short discussion, Ironyca came up with the idea of an audience vote – a first for the WoW Factor. Once the three candidates had been presented, the in-game participants were asked to line up behind the outfit which they deemed to be the best of the night. The result was particularly close, with a gap of just two votes seperating the candidates. In reflection of this, two attendees kindly added an extra 5,000g each to the prize total, to reward the runners-up.
The initial prize total of 100,000g was generously sponsored by Nev, creator of the gold-making blog, Auction House Addict. Nev, who plays on Chamber of Aspects, also chipped in an extra 5,000 in the final round, alongside Chesterton. Their late contributions brought the prize package for the night to a grand 110,000 gold.
If you’d like to watch the livestream of the event, along with judge commentary, we’ve got a recording hosted at Elvinemod @ TwitchTV. We also have an extensive screenshot gallery from Chamber of Aspects, hosted on our Facebook page.
The event was divided into two rounds, the first being the so-called ‘Random Round’, where we awarded multiple prizes of various sizes. The second round was initially intended to select three individuals as overall winners, but thanks to late donations to the prize total, we also selected two runners-up. The prize total came to 110,000 gold.
Read on below for a list of the winners and a screenshot gallery of the top 5 sets!
Top 5 Gallery
Round 2: Three outfits were selected as the best of the night and awarded 10,000g each. A further two characters were listed as runners-up and given 5,000g each (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 (65k total). We also set aside 5,000 gold for the top transmog outfit amongst the Horde who were raiding the event. Names are listed under prize totals below:
5,000 gold (Bonus Horde-raid Round)
Thanks to our sponsor, Nev, and all who attended, for helping to make our first visit to the EU realms a truly enjoyable experience.
If you enjoyed the WoW Factor event on Chamber of Aspects, we’d love to hear some feedback from you, either here or on our MMO-Champion thread. 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.
Keep an eye on the all-new WoW Factor Page, now including a detailed breakdown of participant rules, sponsorship and a list of future events!
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