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).
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!
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:
The following, as well as those in the above two categories, received 5000 gold each in Round 2:
Top 25 (27)
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
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.
Other Resources: Lightbringer Announcement Post