WoW Factor US-Fizzcrank Alliance Follow-up


We’ve seen world records smashed at the Olympics these past few days, so it’s quite appropriate that the most recent WoW Factor show also reached new heights.

We arrived on Fizzcrank some five hours before the event was due to begin, unsure of exactly how large the prize fund would be for the night. We had firm confirmation for 170,000 gold and speculation of numbers as high as 300,000, but we couldn’t be entirely sure until we’d had contact with all of the many guilds and individuals who had offered donations via the Fizzcrank forums. It took a while for Elvine to gather up all of the prizes, as so many different parties were contributing, but Fizzcrank folk are good at keeping to their word – everybody who offered prizes delivered something. As it turned out, our initial prize estimates were way off the mark.

A final prize tally shortly before the event revealed that the combined efforts of Fizzcrank has yielded a total prize fund of 351,000 gold, a new WoW Factor record for a single-faction event! One might think that beating the previous prize-high by more than 50,000 was enough, but the Fizzcrank players also added two mounts and seven pets to the mix, truly an impressive prize package.

Accompanying us in the challenge of handing out this Fizzcrank fortune was Kamalia of Kamalia et alia, a blogger with a fine eye for fine gear, having been writing about armor in WoW long before transmogrification was announced. Kamalia wrote a post about her experiences of the event, the link for which you can find below, alongside the livestream recording of the judging process, and our Fizzcrank Facebook gallery:

Livestream Link Part I | Part II

Facebook Screenshot Gallery Link

Cranking up the fizz, follow-up edition by Kamalia

Event Announcement Post

It was Skylä who first brought our attention to Fizzcrank, as she and her guild offered a substantial prize fund to get a WoW Factor event going. After contacting us to schedule the event, Skylä posted on the Fizzcrank forums which really got the interest rolling in. By the end, there were twelve different sources combining to form the final prize total.

The sponsoring parties were as follows:
The Haunted – 100,000g + a Mekgineer’s Chopper
Skylä, GM of The Haunted – A Blizzard Store pet of the winner’s choice
Inappropriate – 50,000g
Veritas et Aequitas – 50,000g + a Guardian Cub
Nalbeer – 31,500g
Kuching – 30,000g
Blackfox Alliance – 25,000g + a Vial of the Sands + 4 pets
Censorship is Cancer – 20,000g
Exodus – 20,000g
Catalyst – 10,000g
Reign of Glory – 10,000g
Bonquesho – 4,500g + Spring Rabbit’s Foot
Total: 351,000g, 2 mounts, 7 pets

Thanks for Skylä for her efforts to bring us to Fizzcrank, and to all of the sponsors for putting together such a generous prize fund! Some of the sponsors can be seen lined up in the picture below.

Competition Outline

The Fizzcrank event was divided into three rounds, the first being the so-called ‘Random Round’, where we awarded multiple prizes of various sizes. In the second round, judges selected ten characters to receive a larger gold prize, and then selected two among those ten to win the grand prizes in the third round. A number of pets were also given out during the course of the event.

Read on below for a list of the winners and a screenshot gallery of the top 10 sets, and for more pictures, visit our Facebook Gallery!

Top 10 Gallery

Jezaebel
Jezaebel
Jayko
Jayko
Cynsi
Cynsi
Vigilanti
Vigilanti
Pixified
Pixified

Top 2 & Runners-Up

Round 3: The top two transmog outfits of the night were awarded a mount and three runners-up were awarded a pet each:

Top Prize – Vial of the Sands
Jezaebel (Plus 23000 from earlier rounds)

Second Place – Mekgineer’s Chopper
Jayko (Plus 23000 from earlier rounds)

Runners-Up
Pixiefied (Received a Pandaren Monk plus 21000 from earlier rounds)
Cynsi (Received a Mechanopeep plus 22500 from earlier rounds)
Vigilanti (Received a Razzashi Hatchling plus 22000 from earlier rounds)

Top 10

Round 2: The following outfits, as well as the five characters above, were awarded 15,000 gold each (150k total):

Eutopia
Izyumi (Plus 8000 from Round 1 and a Guardian Cub)
Peàk (Plus 6500 from Round 1)
Sindas
Shivara (Plus 6500 from Round 1)

Random Round

Round 1: Selected outfits were awarded between 4000 and 8000 gold until we had expended our total prize fund for this stage of the competition (201k total). Names are listed under prize totals below:

7,000 gold
Aesii / Angelglow / Aquless / Boudecca / Philiya

6,500 gold
Bonquesho / Chàel / Latrocinium / Mable

6,000 gold
Azshala / Chayl / Dely / Kassutera / Katâniya

5,500 gold
Hyperz / Lesanna / Praylee / Ralfferly

5,000 gold
Chalupä / Lusteria / Lyghtshade

4,500 gold
Îndïcå

4,000 gold
Lucïd / Telo

Bonus Prizes

A few extra items were given out to those who narrowly missed out on receiving a full gold prize:

Cataleena (Received a Sinister Squashling)
Jüu (Received an Elwynn Lamb)
Plantman (Received a Spring Rabbit’s Foot and 3000 gold)

Final Words

Thanks to all of the participants for attending, turnout was fantastic and there were many magnificent mogs to see.

Keep an eye on the Event Schedule for a list of past and future events!

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~ by Noelani on August 14, 2012.

Posted in Events.

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6 Responses to “WoW Factor US-Fizzcrank Alliance Follow-up”

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  2. Kassutera says:

    Thank you for coming to fizzcrank and showing me that this event was definitely worth being there for. We hope to see you sometimes again in the future for MoP maybe :)

  3. Skylä says:

    Again, Thank you so much! It was such an honor to have you all on our realm.

    Your efforts, hard work & amazing talents entertained so many on Fizzcrank & those that came to visit Fizzcrank to watch the show! It was a lot of fun!

    ~Skylä

    • Noelani says:

      Thanks to you too, Skylä, we really appreciated your sponsorship drive to bring us to Fizzcrank. There wouldn’t have been an event without you.

  4. Bonquesho says:

    Thanks for comin’ to Fizz! It was a lot of fun. You guys should definitely come back in the future. Maybe we can beat 351k! :D

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