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WoW Factor US-Tichondrius Alliance II Follow-up


The WoW Factor returned to its roots this weekend, revisiting the home of the very first event.

It was almost six months ago that WoW Roleplay Gear teamed up with Keelhaul of Disenchanting Azeroth to arrange regular transmogrification events, under the banner of The WoW Factor. For our first event as a team, Keelhaul sponsored 150,000 gold for the Faction Five on US Tichondrius Horde and Alliance, so called as there were five primary winners on each faction. Twenty-one events down the line, a few individuals banded together to set up a prize package to bring the show back to Tichondrius Alliance.

This time around the attendance was substantially higher and Stormwind City Cathedral was packed out within moments of the event starting. There were a few familiar faces amongst the AoE spells and smoke flares which adorned the aisles at the beginning, but none wearing the same outfits as on our first visit.

As has become customary for the WoW Factor events, we were accompanied in our judging by a special guest. This week we were joined by Draynee, a two-time WoW Factor winner from Proudmoore US, and a transmog-blogger. Draynee’s site, Pretty Fly for a Draenei, offers a fantastic selection of transmogrification outfits and screenshots, as well as a post detailing her experiences as a WoW Factor guest judge. You can find the link to her article below, along with Elvine’s livestream recording of the event and a Facebook gallery full of images from Tichondrius:

Livestream Link

Facebook Screenshot Gallery Link

“WoW Factor Tichodrius” at Pretty Fly for a Draenei

Event Announcement Post

The sponsorship drive on Tichondrius came primarily from Celerity, also know as Zukum, a moderator on Elvine’s livestream channel. Not only did he provide the bulk of the prize fund, but he was instrumental in arranging the time for the event, advertising on the realm forums, and assisting us throughout the course of the event. He was not alone though, as four other generous individuals contributed to the gold pile, as follows:

Celerity – 125,000g
Coachamerica – 50,000g
Zedura – 1000g
Zavicqt – 1000g
Anonymous – 1000g

All in all, that brought the prize total for the night to 178,000 gold. A big thanks to all of the sponsors!

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, we initially intended to select five outfits to receive prizes as the best of the night. However, due to difficulty selecting the final winner, the fifth top prize was divided between four characters, resulting in four overall winners and four runners-up.

Read on below for a list of the winners and a screenshot gallery of the top 8 sets, and for more pictures, visit our Facebook Gallery!

Top 8 Gallery

Kiddø
Sharpstorm
Cathordran
Demonofblood
Loire
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Top 4 & Runners-Up

Round 2: The top four transmog outfits of the night were awarded 10,000 gold each, and four runners-up were awarded 2,500 (50k total):

Top 4
Cathordran (Plus 5000 from Round 1)
Demonofblood (Plus 5000 from Round 1)
Kiddø (Plus 4000 from Round 1)
Sharpstorm (Plus 5000 from Round 1)

Runners-Up
Boptarts (Plus 5000 from Round 1)
Gray (Plus 4000 from Round 1)
Loire (Plus 4000 from Round 1)
Ohmnomnomnom (Plus 4000 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 (128k total). Names are listed under prize totals below:

4,500 gold
Alondra / Gearim

4,000 gold
Vorstria / Zedura

3,750 gold
Aerex

3,500 gold
Arkainjel / Hypedz / Kneeoh / Ledene / Skullflower / Telephantasm

3,250 gold
Listy

3,000 gold
Acolyth / Gnömèrcy / Menguli / Pmr / Pramonere / Restricter / Selvagelvc / Stigzy / Zéllow

2,500 gold
Badtz / Laezreturkey / Makkoli / Salvatíon

2,000 gold
Coravel / Lilhoodlum / Mecrazyeyes / Moonric / Tekton

WoW Factor Event – US-Tichondrius II


The WoW Factor will be returning to its roots this weekend, revisiting the home of the very first event.

Destination: US-Tichondrius
Faction: Alliance
Date: Saturday 18 August 2012
Time: 7-10pm EST (4pm start realm time)
Location: Stormwind Cathedral
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): Celerity, Coachamerica, Bating and Best Player US guild (see below for elaboration)
Judges (In-game names if different): Ironyca, Noelani, Elvine, Draynee
Livestream: Elvinemod @ TwitchTV (Link)
Further Details: WoW Forums (Link)


Almost six months ago, WoW Roleplay Gear teamed up with Keelhaul of Disenchanting Azeroth to arrange a transmogrification competition with gold prizes, an event which we called Faction Five, as five players from each faction would win a top prize. The destination was Tichondrius US. Half a year and twenty-one events later, the WoW Factor will be returning to Tichondrius Alliance to see what more the realm has got to show off. The event structure has changed quite a bit since the first show, but the huge prize fund is still guaranteed!

Whilst the original event was sponsored out of Keelhaul’s pocket, this time around a few local players have banded together to provide the prize package. The starting-fund was sponsored by Celerity, a moderator on Elvine’s livestream, and Coachamerica, the guild master of We Run The Auction House. The two of them pledged 50,000 gold each, and were matched soon after by Bating and his guild, Best Player US, with another 50k. That brings the grand total for the event to 150,000 gold!

This week’s guest judge is Draynee, creator of transmog-blog Pretty Fly for a Draenei. Draynee is no stranger to return events herself, having been a top winner in two previous WoW Factor events on Proudmoore US.

Thanks to the sponsors and to Draynee, we look forward to teaming up with you all!

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!

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
Jayko
Cynsi
Vigilanti
Pixified
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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!

WoW Factor Event – US-Fizzcrank


After a brief vacation, the WoW Factor will return this coming weekend – destination Fizzcrank.

Destination: US-Fizzcrank
Faction: Alliance
Date: Saturday 11 August 2012
Time: 7-10pm CST (server time)
Location: Stormwind Cathedral
Prizes: Approximately 175,000 gold in total, 1 Mekgineer’s Chopper & 1 Blizzard Store Pet
Prize Categories (Estimate):
  • Round 1: Judges will award between 1,000 and 5,000 gold to outstanding outfits (100k total)
  • Round 2: The Top 10 – Ten characters will be awarded 7,500 gold each (75k total)
  • Round 3: Two characters will be awarded either a Chopper mount or a store pet
Prize Sponsor(s): Various Fizzcrank guilds and players (see below for elaboration)
Judges (In-game names if different): Ironyca, Noelani, Elvine, Kamalia
Livestream: Elvinemod @ TwitchTV (Link)
Further Details: WoW Forums (Link)


As with our last event, Cho’gall, the prize fund for Fizzcrank US has been pooled together thanks to the generosity of multiple guilds and individuals. The sponsorship drive was led by Skylä, who contacted us to arrange the event, advertised it, and started the donations with an array of prizes both from her guild, The Haunted, and out of her own pocket.

Our guest judge this week is long-term blogger, Kamalia of Kamalia et alia, who has been writing about outfits in WoW, among other things, since long before transmogrification was announced. We’re very much looking forward to having her join us!

The prize total is not yet confirmed, so the prize categories above are subject to change, but at present the sponsors and their respective prize contributions are as follows:

  • The Haunted guild – 100,000g + Mekgineer’s Chopper
  • Skylä – A Blizzard Store Pet
  • Kuching – 30,000g
  • Exodus guild – 20,000g
  • Censorship is Cancer guild – 20,000g

There are also a few would-be sponsors who have previously offered prize gold, but have not yet fully confirmed their donations. They will be added to the list as soon as confirmation has been received.

Thanks to all who are sponsoring!

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!

Update (11/08/12): The prize fund has been upped to 351,000 gold. Full details of the sponsors will be included in our follow-up article.