The Faction Five: Transmogrification Competition – 2nd March ’12

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be acting as guest judges in a forthcoming transmogrification competition!

The Faction Five, a 150,000 gold giveaway on US-Tichondrius realm, will be hosted by Keelhaul, creator of Disenchanting Azeroth and perhaps better known as “The Mogfather”, and we at WoWRoleplayGear will be helping him to select the winners.

Keelhaul has taken the transmog world by storm, hosting dozens of events on various realms where he has given away well in excess of one million gold, a generous feat which has earned him the attention of PC Gamer and WoW Insider among others. The Tichondrius competition is set to be his largest yet, with seperate arrangements for Horde and Alliance, and 75k gold being split among contestants from each faction.

The Prizes

The contest will follow a slightly different approach to that of previous events, where all attendees were given a small sum of gold. For The Faction Five, Keelhaul, Ironyca and myself (Noelani) will select a total of twenty-five semi-finalists per faction, whose outfits have most impressed us, and will award each of them 1,000 gold on the spot. From each of the Horde and Alliance semi-filnalist groups, we will select five individuals to receive a further 10,000 gold each, as the overall winners of our prize categories, which are as follows:

– Best Overall
– Most Original (Something we’ve not seen before)
– Best Use of a Tier/Dungeon Set
– Most Unique (Something that stands out in the crowd)
– Best Persona (Something that best conveys a profession, a character, an NPC, etc.)

As an extra twist, Keelhaul will also be offering an all-inclusive makeover to one lucky individual whose outfit we deem to be in need of a revamp. Our victim contestant will receive a complete new set of gear from the AH, should they wish, as well as an interview about their transmog transition… yep, it’s ‘What Not to Wear’ in WoW! Bring on the clown suits.

For full info on the event rules, schedule and locations, consult Keelhaul’s thread on the WoW Forums.

Care to join us?

If you’d like to participate, all you need to do is show up in your finest Transmogrification outfit at the designated time on Friday 2nd March. Spectators are also more than welcome!

The Alliance event will begin at 9pm EST in Hall of Explorers, Ironforge, and for the Horde at 10.30pm EST in Orgrimmar (specific location TBD). Should you find yourself unable to attend in-game, there will be a livestream with running commentary, the details for where to watch will be released closer to the event.

Keelhaul is of course the driving force behind the event and it’s his hard work that is making this possible and his gold being kindly handed out, but nevertheless if you’d like to talk to us WoW Roleplay Gear folk we’ll be happy to chat, time permitting. However, it’s worth noting that as EU based players we have to attend the event on trial accounts and all of the restrictions that come with them. As such, we are unable to speak in /say and cannot whisper people unless they whisper us first. So, take note, if you want to chat to us, whisper us, we’ll be mute in general channels!

Contact & Info

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us on our site/Twitter or Keelhaul on one of the links below.

The Faction Five – WoW Forums
Keelhaul on Twitter
Disenchanting Azeroth
Mogfather Main
Realm-hopping Transmog Fashion Shows

Our characters on US-Tichondrius:

KeelhaulSiarl (Alliance)/Mogfather (Horde)
IronycaIronyca (Alliance)/Ironycalee (Horde)
NoelaniNoelanii (Alliance)/Noelanitwo (Horde)

We hope to see you there!

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11 Responses to “The Faction Five: Transmogrification Competition – 2nd March ’12”

  1. Colcannon says:

    Any chances you will be visiting other realms? I’m on Saurfang, and we have a pretty pathetic transmog scene at the moment. Me and a few guildies have gotten really into it, running Ulduar, Black Temple and a ton of other old raids every week to finish sets and have fun, but we can barely get interest amongst the rest of the guild, let alone the server. Very few other people on server are transmogged (and barely any of them in anything decent), and we really want to make it a bigger thing on our server.

    • Noelani says:

      Keelhaul runs an event on a weekly basis, each time on a different realm, so it’s entirely possible that he could go to Saurfang at some point in the future. I’ll pass word on to him to see if he’s able to fit that one into his schedule – he does take requests from people seeking a host for an event (see link at the bottom for more info).

      Sadly the matter is out of our (WoWRoleplayGear) hands, at least on US realms, as we have to use trial accounts to attend the events, which limits us from being able to make any gold at all.

      It’s great to hear about the drive you and your guildies are making towards popularising transmogrification and I really hope interest picks up for you. Perhaps we will be able to make a visit at some time!

      Keelhaul’s event schedule: Realm-hopping Transmog Fashion Shows

  2. Ridamark says:

    i would love to see something like this come to my server, Alexstrasza. i have been deep into the mogging since it has come out on all 5 of my level 85 toons, as alot of my guildies. we run just about every old raid for mogging gear for people. myself on my pally, my bank and void are full with about full sets and i only have 10 spots left in my bags too =/ . i have been very avid bout this site and have linked to to many people in the guild as well and they use it for trying to find that 1 item to complete a set(i’ve posted on a few sets for alt items for sets as well). would love to see this come to Alex! excited just talking about it! =D

    -Ridamark – Alexstrasza

  3. Zombot says:

    Haha that sounds incredibly fun. I sure hope my server Blackrock gets its turn soon. 😀

  4. Noelani says:

    Less than 12 hours to go!

  5. Leb says:

    Will this contest come to hydraxis,theres alot of mog experimenting going on there,plus our realm has to be one of the most unique out there,many different styles and personalities going on there


    • Noelani says:

      It’s a possibility at least. It depends on where we’re able to make enough gold/receive enough donations to fund the prizes for a show.

  6. Samuel says:

    Sounds nice 😀 will something like that happen on European RP realms anyday?

    • Noelani says:

      Definitely, we’ll at least be hitting Argent Dawn in future, as that’s our home realm, and we’re trying to get resources together on a couple of other realms too.

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