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WoW Factor US-Lightbringer Follow-up

Not to be outdone by previous WoWfactor events, Lightbringer brought an enormous crowd down to Stormwind Cathedral for our latest transmogrification contest.

Things didn’t look too promising at first, as the judges assembled at Stormwind Keep with five minutes to go before showtime and the only other person in attendance being ‘Wöwfactor’ who, despite the name, was not affiliated with us. At the last moment we decided to switch our destination to Stormwind Cathedral, hoping that the length of the aisle would provide ample space for contestants to line up. Much to our surprise, within about 2 minutes of this change being announced and moments before the show was due to commence, the Cathedral hall was flooded with an array of colourful characters.

Keelhaul fronted the prize money once more, with a grand total of 152,000 gold to give away to the fanciest of transmogrification outfits. As if that wasn’t enough Icy Veins sponsored two Blizzard store mounts for the top two outfits of the night, making this the largest prize fund to date.

Due to the number of participants and the scale of the prize package, the event turned out to be the longest yet, especially considering how difficult it was to choose winners between so many well constructed outfits. A livestream was once again available so that participants and transmogrification enthusiasts could follow along with the judging process, kindly provided by Elvine whose nifty camera-work and high quality recording made sure that the viewing experience was excellent. You can view recordings of the livestream commentary over at Elvine’s TwitchTV page: Part I | Part II | Part III (Note that the event itself begins at approximately the 53 minute mark in Part I).



Competition Outline

For this event we divided the competition into four rounds, starting off with a large number of characters winning small prizes and gradually working up to the top prizes, the two Blizzard store mounts provided by Icy Veins, by process of elimination.

  • Round 1: Twenty-seven participants were selected to win 1000g each (27k total)
  • Round 2: Fifteen of the Round 1 finalists were given 5000g (75k total)
  • Round 3: Four finalists from Round 2 were awarded a further 10,000 gold and three more received 3333g each. We had initially planned to have a Top 5 winning 10k each, but we had difficultly choosing the last slot between three characters, so we split the remaining prize gold between them (50k total)
  • Round 4: Finally, two out of the Top 7 from Round 3 were chosen to receive a Blizzard store mount of their choice

Read on below for a list of the winners and a screenshot gallery of the top 15 sets of the night!

Mount Winners

Each of these two won a Blizzard store mount of their choice, as well as 16,000 gold from the previous rounds:

Verenous / Vrexia

Click the image to the right to see the two winners posing outside the Cathedral in complimentary colours!

Check out Disenchanting Azeroth for a special post-event interview with Vrexia.

Top 5 (7)

What was supposed to be a top 5 turned in to a top 7 as we struggled to choose the last slot between 3 characters. As such, the 2 mount winners and the first 2 listed here received 10,000 gold each and the last 3 split a prize to receive 3333 gold each:

Amalickiah / Turak
Aoeganksta / Bubblèz / Narcolepsy

Top 15

The following, as well as those in the above two categories, received 5000 gold each in Round 2:

Alanyia / Dig / Elm / Fumidus / Groundhoggy / Laax / Looksgood / Maegzi

Top 25 (27)

The following, as well as those in the above three categories, received 1000 gold each in Round 1:

Alessen / Alliarra / Envý / Fratello / Imaginary / Kilzner / Nausicaä / Neengoon / Shaggz / Stylock / Vrexxia

Envý is shown to the right sporting the Steadfast set.

Keelhaul’s Picasa Gallery also includes many excellent screenshots of the event, including pictures of some of the Top 27 that aren’t featured in our gallery.


Top 15 Gallery

Alanyia
Alanyia
Amalickiah
Amalickiah
Aoeganksta
Aoeganksta
Bubblèz
Bubblèz
Dig
Dig
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Congratulations once more to the winners and commiserations to those who didn’t receive a prize, we greatly appreciated seeing every outfit, even if we didn’t select them as finalists.

Thanks to all who attended! We’ve received some very positive feedback about the WoW Factor events on the US WoW Forums. Such kind remarks and attendance at the events are really appreciated and keep our mogging motivation going strong.

Keep an eye on Disenchanting Azeroth and our WoW Factor Events Page for more on future events!

Other Resources: Lightbringer Announcement Post

WoW Factor Transmogrification Event – US-Arthas

The The WoW Factor team has set its sights on another realm for a transmogrification competition! Read below for details on what we have lined up.

Destination: US-Arthas
Faction: Alliance
Date: 16 March 2012
Time: 9pm EST
Location: Stormwind Keep
Winners’ Categories: N/A
Prizes: 85,000 gold in total (1000 each to 20 participants, then 5000 each to the top 10 sets, plus a few extra gold prizes)
Prize Sponsor(s): Keelhaul (Homepage Link)
Judges: Keelhaul, Ironyca, Noelani, Elvine
Livestream: TwitchTV (Link)
Further Details: WoW Forum (Link)

If there’s anything more you’d like to know about the event, feel free to ask on the WoW forum link above. Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @DEazeroth and @WoWRoleplayGear, or simply just leave a comment on this announcement!

If you’d like a little more insight into our judging criteria, we recommend checking out some of the videos from our past events: US-Earthen Ring Alliance.

We hope to see you there!

Presenting ‘The WoW Factor’

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve formed a partnership with Keelhaul, creator of Disenchanting Azeroth and formerly dubbed ‘The Mogfather’, under the banner of The WoW Factor!

The project involves a lot of realms world-wide, a lot of gold in prize-money and, at least hopefully, a lot of amazing transmogrification outfits!

Interested? – The WoW Factor

Faction Five Follow-up

The Faction Five event with Keelhaul on US-Tichondrius has now drawn to a close, so it’s time for a quick re-cap of the event.

Attendance was fantastic on both factions, infact it was the largest Horde turnout to a show yet, and there was a broad array of styles on display. There were so many competitors at the Alliance event that we actually ran over-time (sorry Hordies), but we had to make sure we gave all participants a good look. After a tough four hours of deliberating we were able to select twenty-five semi-finalists from each faction, who won 1000 gold each. Of those fifty, a further nineteen were selected to receive extra gold prizes, including ten top winners, five from each faction – The Faction Five!

Keelhaul will soon be hosting videos of the events at Disenchanting Azeroth, be sure to check them out to see the outfits and hear the commentary. He’s also added some screenshots of the participants on Picasa (we particularly recommend checking out Vavaboom, a fully transmogged miner!).

Winners’ Screenshot Gallery Link

Here are the names of the top winners:

Alliance Winners

Best Overall - Boptarts (shown right)
Most Original - Taeyeonlol
Best Persona - Ârt
Most Unique - Mãgùs
Best Use of Dungeon/Tier - Killerglitz


Horde Winners

Best Overall - Arümat
Most Original - Vadgebendor
Best Persona - Vavaboom
Most Unique - Buster
Best Use of Dungeon/Tier - Nocturnol (shown right)

Runners-up

Angel, Elisira, Exium, Foetis, Loochlafferk, Mythikas, Nashirah, Redriot, Serithos

Congratulations once more to the winners and commiserations to those who didn’t receive a prize, we greatly appreciated seeing every outfit, even if we didn’t select them as finalists.


We had a wonderful time checking out all of the transmogrification sets, although we felt particularly restrained by the limitations of the trial accounts on which we were attending. Both of us would have liked to engage in the activity a lot more, but were only able to communicate with those who whispered us first. It may have seemed that we were silently weaving between the crowd with nothing but the occasional name call for winners, but we were buzzing away on Skype with Keelhaul for the full duration of the event. On that note, we’d like to extend a further thanks to Amperjay and Lantanasham, both of whom were invaluable in assisting us in communicating with the audience. We aim to have a Livestream running on TwitchTV for the next event, so that participants and spectators alike may follow along with our judging process.


Update! Keelhaul has uploaded a video of the Horde event on YouTube:

Ironyca has also written an article on her personal experiences of the Faction Five event, in the post
A Transmog-Party Where Everyone’s Well-dressed – Except Us!

Thanks to all who attended and keep your eyes out for videos, pictures and more to come from the WoWfactor!


Other Resources: Faction Five Announcement Post