WoW Factor US-Deathwing Horde Follow-up


The WoW Factor ends its first season of events with a grand finale on Deathwing US Horde.

After twenty-four events spanning more than six months, the WoW Factor is now going into hibernation in preparation for Mists of Pandaria, but our finale on Deathwing was certainly a great way to end our first season of transmogrification events. Attendance was booming, with numerous visitors from other realms joining the Deathwing population to turn Sunfury Spire into a hive of activity long before the event itself began.

The regular WoW Factor hosts were once more joined by Caylena as the guest judge for the week. It was her sixth outing as a guest judge, but this event seemed more relevant than ever, as Caylena is a Deathwing local player herself, and had been eager to see a WoW Factor event on the realm since we first began.

You can follow along with the commentary from Caylena and the other judges on Elvine’s TwitchTV stream, and there are plenty of pictures of participants on Facebook.

Livestream Link

Facebook Screenshot Gallery Link

Event Announcement Post

A season finale obviously needs to end with a bang, something which our sponsors undeniably delivered. The prize package, consisting of 100,000 gold, three Blizzard store mounts and one store pet, was donated by the hosts of the Thoranar TwitchTV livestream channel, Thoranar and Brilynn. Their generous sponsorship represents the largest prize fund to date, in real-currency terms, an excellent note on which to finish the first season of events.
You can follow along with Thor and Bri in their own prepration for the new expansion, by clicking the banner link below.

We’ve seen a lot over the past twenty-four WoW Factor events, dozens of realms, thousands of outfits and innumerable attempts at trolling, but Patch 5.0.4 brought us one little extra surprise for our final Cataclysm show. The addition of cross-realm zones was at first a source of confusion when scheduling the Deathwing event. We discovered that Silvermoon City on Deathwing was attached to a Pacific server and adopted that timezone for the in-game clock, whereas Deathwing realm as a whole runs on Mountain time – potentially a scheduling disaster! We did our best to forewarn of the misleading times and thankfully the eventual turnout was big, even bigger than expected infact.

As potentially puzzling as the timezone changes could be, the cross-realm zones did have a positive impact on the event, by allowing players from other realms to attend the event ‘live’. Previously, those from other realms have had to either watch the livestream or create level one characters in order to view a show, but now they can visit on their main characters. We would not actually be able to trade prizes to extra-realm visitors, which would go against the idea of providing a community event for Deathwing anyway, but it was great to see spectators from elsewhere. Who knows, perhaps one day we’ll be able to stage a true cross-realm transmog contest.

Competition Outline

The event was divided into two rounds, the first being the so-called ‘Random Round’, where we awarded multiple prizes of various sizes. For the second round, nine characters were shortlisted to receive the top prizes. Of these nine, three were selected as runners-up and three as overall winners, receiving the top prizes of the night.

As a bonus, during the break between rounds 1 and 2, one of the sponsors awarded a prize to their favourite outfit on Deathwing, seperate from the WoW Factor team.

Top 3 & Runner-Up Gallery

Zanh
Zanh
Abyron
Abyron
Germadin
Germadin
Menohealyou
Menohealyou
Svarya
Svarya

Top 3 & Runners-Up

Round 2: The top three outfits of the night were awarded a Blizzard store mount of their choice. Three runners-up were awarded a consolation prize of 2000 gold each (6k total):

Top 3
Altiuin (Plus 4000 from Round 1)
Fróstbitez (Plus 3000 from Round 1)
Toughlove (Plus 4000 from Round 1)

Runners-Up
Bwg (Plus 4000 from Round 1)
Curse (Plus 4000 from Round 1)
Zanh

Bonus Round – “Bri’s Choice Award”

In between Rounds 1 and 2, co-sponsor Brilynn awarded a Blizzard store pet to her favourite outfit of the night:

Svarya (Plus 3500 from Round 1)

Random Round

Round 1: Selected outfits were awarded between 1000 and 4000 gold until we had expended our total prize fund for this stage of the competition (94k total). Names are listed under prize totals below:

4,000 gold
Galvatron

3,000 gold
Clemmentyne / Crazybenny / Pandaeye / Syphira / Valandra / Voodooshock / Zolari

2,500 gold
Cozmic / Darkmiroku / Frostinips / Germadin / Gygan / Littlebear / Mattyr / Menohealyou
Safteypin / Sentra

2,000 gold
Abyron / Ànisa / ßeasty / Bitterleaf / Christaline / Flimflam / Pharmakeiá / Salvick / Sicorant
Zarieline

1,500 gold
Xayben

Final Words

That brings us to the end of the first season of the WoW Factor! Thanks to all of the participants, sponsors, guest judges and assistants for helping the project to continue providing weekly events for such a long time. A further thanks goes to Keelhaul who, whilst having stepped down four months ago, was the conceiver of the WoW Factor project, and the driving force behind the first ten events.

Be sure to keep an eye out for details of our return, but in the meantime… enjoy Mists of Pandaria!

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~ by Noelani on September 10, 2012.

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15 Responses to “WoW Factor US-Deathwing Horde Follow-up”

  1. Skovie says:

    what pants is toughlove wearing? i love the transmog but dont know the items

    *Admin Edit: Merged your comments ~ Noelani*

  2. _volf says:

    A small question. What are these green spheres on Altiuin’s photo?

  3. Boaster says:

    Hey. Is there a way to do this cross realm perhaps? As im in EU Azsune Horde but i think i have a good chance in winning. No one would think of my transmog!!! If possible then would be greatful :D

    • Noelani says:

      The WoW Factor project is currently on hiatus for an indefinite period, as most players are still very much focused on the early content of Mists of Pandaria.

      If we were to host an event on Azsune in future, we would need prize sponsorship, which I’m afraid we have not yet been offered from that realm. Further details about the event can be found on the WoW Factor page.

      • Boaster says:

        We have some of the richest people on our server, practically giving away gold from Quiz… Im sure they would sponsor :D

      • Noelani says:

        Well, you’re welcome to scout around for interest among potential sponsors on your realm, and we wouldn’t have a problem with visiting Azsune EU if we decide to kick-start the project again.

        The sponsorship requirement would be around 100,000 gold. Our previous minimum was 75k, but that was only really suitable for particularly small events, and it was before the increased earnings from MoP. We do our best to ensure that our prize packages can award at least 25 individuals with worthwhile prizes.

      • Boaster says:

        What does it entail. One of the richest people asked.

      • Noelani says:

        Details on sponsoring events can be found on the link I posted a couple of comments up from here. The link also contains contact info for any further queries a potential sponsor might have.

  4. Svarya says:

    This was great fun and very well done!! Thanks a ton guys!!

  5. Skeleton King says:

    wow this is awesome wish i was watching these events closer from now on i will!

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