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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

Altiuin
Fróstbitez
Toughlove
Bwg
Curse
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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!

WoW Factor Event – US-Deathwing


Get ready for the WoW Factor season finale – this coming weekend!

Destination: US-Deathwing
Faction: Horde
Date: Saturday 08 September 2012
Time: 3-6pm MDT (realm time) *
Location: Silvermoon City Sunfury Spire (Lor’themar’s Room)
Prizes: 100,000 gold in total + 3 Blizzard Store mounts + 1 Blizzard Store pet
Prize Categories (Estimate):
  • Round 1: Judges will award between 1,000 and 4,000 gold to outstanding outfits (94k total)
  • Round 2: The Top 6 – Three characters will be awarded a Blizzard store mount each as overall
    winners, three will be awarded 2k gold each as runners-up (6k total)

  • Bonus Prize “Bri’s Choice Award”: Brilynn, one of the sponsors, will award a store pet to an outfit
    of her choice

Prize Sponsor(s): Thoranar/Brilynn (Details below)
Judges (In-game names if different): Ironyca, Noelani, Elvine, Caylena
Livestream: Elvinemod @ TwitchTV (Link)
Further Details: WoW Forums (Link)


With Mists of Pandaria just over the horizon, the time has come to wrap up the first season of the WoW Factor travelling transmog event. This coming Saturday, we’ll be visiting Deathwing US Horde for our 24th event, our season finale.

Over the course of the past twenty three events, spanning more than six months, we’ve seen thousands of impressive transmogrification outfits across the North American and European realms. We’ve handed out a huge number of prizes along the way, some of which came out of the judges’ own pockets, but the success of the WoW Factor wouldn’t have been possible without the support and prize sponsorship we’ve received from many other generous transmog fans. To this date, the WoW Factor prizes have totalled up to more than 5,000,000 gold, along with 11 mounts, and dozens of pets and other items – all awarded to those with the fanciest outfits.

The finale prize package is being donated by the hosts of the Thoranar TwitchTV Channel, Thoranar and Brilynn. Not only are they sponsoring 100,000 gold in-game, but also three Blizzard Store mounts and one Store pet, an extremely generous contribution and excellent note on which to finish the first season of events.

Our guest judge for the event is none other than Caylena, a long-term friend and assistant to the WoW Factor, and Deathwing player who has been itching to get an event on her home realm since we first started!

We’re very much looking forward to seeing what Deathwing has to offer, so a big thanks is in order to Thor and Bri for making it possible.

We hope you’ll be able to join us there, but if not, keep an eye out for more transmogrification events once the MoP levelling dust has settled.


If you’ve not yet seen a WoW Factor show and would like to know what to expect, you can read more about the project on our WoW Factor page.

* Note: Cross-realm zones can change the gametime to another timezone for US players. The Deathwing venue, Silvermoon City, is one such cross-realm zone. Keep that in mind if you’re planning on attending the event!

WoW Factor US-Wyrmrest Accord Horde Follow-up


This week’s WoW Factor was full of milestones and mayhem, as we visited Wyrmrest Accord US.

Upon first arriving at Silvermoon City a few hours before the WoW Factor was due to begin, we were immediately struck by the apparent high level of activity on the realm. The streets were bustling with roleplayers and a few individuals were already parking their characters in preparation for the event. This first impression was accurately reflected when it came to show time, as an enormous number descended upon Sunfury Spire to share their outfits in one of the largest turnouts to date.

Sponsorship for the day totalled 150,000 gold, put forward by Finidose, also know as Phaice. A long term associate of the WoW Factor events, Phaice has both won and guest judged at seperate WoW Factor events in the past. She also joined us as the guest judge for the Wyrmrest Accord event, her second time taking on the role. We greatly appreciate her sponsorship and support of the WoW Factor.

The generous prize donation marks two milestones for the WoW Factor events. Firstly, Phaice has become the first individual to have won, guest judged, and sponsored the WoW Factor, a particularly impressive feat that is testament to her commitment to transmogrification. Secondly, the 150k tips us over the 5 million prize gold mark! Since the beginning of our transmogrification events, we’ve now awarded 5,076,000 gold as well as dozens of mounts, pets and items.

Unfortunately, the grand celebration we had in mind for the huge crowd gathered in Silvermoon was hampered at an early stage. After our introduction, we experienced some severe sound issues before the livestream cut out. After a few more attempts at getting the audio and visual broadcasts running again, we realised that it would not be possible to operate the stream as usual. Elvine was experiencing substantial issues with his ISP, and had to depart from the event after battling with technical problems for an hour or so. We filled the vacant judging position with Honeypants, a long-term friend of the WoW Factor, and the creator of Mogoholic transmog blog.

The four judges continued with the event and worked their way around the array of impressive outfits, but sadly were unable to get the live commentary back on track. As we proceeded, we couldn’t help but be impressed by the positive and patient attitude shown by the Wyrmrest community. Even without the livestream and after the delays, over one hundred participants calmly remained within Sunfury Spire as we adjusted to the technical issues. Furthermore, once the competition was rolling, we were stunned by how many characters would yell congratulations across the hall to one another upon a prize win.

We sincerely apologise for the technical issues, and thank everybody at Wyrmrest Accord for their patience and extraordinary community spirit!

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, five characters were selected as the overall winners, receiving the top prizes of the night.

Top 5 Gallery

Vinterson
Xeddin
Sepheliya
Kothev
Chonga

You can also find more pictures of the event at our Facebook Gallery!

Top 5

Round 2: The top five outfits of the night were awarded 10,000 gold each (50k total):

Chonga (Plus 4000 from Round 1)
Kothev (Plus 4500 from Round 1)
Sepheliya (Plus 4000 from Round 1)
Vinterson (Plus 5000 from Round 1)
Xeddin (Plus 4500 from Round 1)

Random Round

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 (100k total). Names are listed under prize totals below:

4,500 gold
Azraeol

4,000 gold
Leilanahe / Renjai / Sarenity

3,500 gold
Jaxal / Sindàra

3,000 gold
Aeviva / Coth / Duffmcwhalen / Komboloi / Lythania / Melphina / Plaguesworn / Torn / Xerrah

2,500 gold
Arielen / Elsabet / Hereticyolo / Nandosse

2,000 gold
Elvy / Grondal / Ixtael / Kezvak / Rengi / Ruckuspaw / Valliac / Varlamus

1,500 gold
Tomato

Other Resources: Wyrmrest Accord Announcement Post

WoW Factor Event – US-Wyrmrest Accord


It’s time for another Horde show, as the WoW Factor sets off to Wyrmrest Accord.

Destination: US-Wyrmrest Accord
Faction: Horde
Date: Saturday 25 August 2012
Time: 3-6pm PST (realm time)
Location: Silvermoon City Sunfury Spire (Lor’themar’s Room)
Prizes: 150,000 gold in total
Prize Categories (Estimate):
  • Round 1: Judges will award between 1,000 and 5,000 gold to outstanding outfits (100k total)
  • Round 2: The Top 5 – Five characters will be awarded 10,000 gold each (50k total)
Prize Sponsor(s): Finidose/Phaice
Judges (In-game names if different): Ironyca, Noelani, Elvine, Phaice
Livestream: Elvinemod @ TwitchTV (Link)
Further Details: WoW Forums (Link)


Our guest judge and sponsor this week is Phaice aka Finidose on Wyrmrest Accord, a previous WoW Factor winner from Scarlet Crusade US Horde, and guest judge at Argent Dawn EU.

Finidose has generously put forward a prize package of 150,000 gold, to bring the WoW Factor to Wyrmrest. Interestingly, this prize contribution makes Finidose/Phaice the first individual in WoW Factor history to have been an event winner, a judge, and a sponsor. That deserves both a congratulations and a thanks!

If you’ve not yet seen a WoW Factor show and would like to know what to expect, you can read more about the project on our WoW Factor page.

We hope to see you there!