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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

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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-Shadowmoon Alliance Follow-up

Shadowmoon US Alliance played host to the WoW Factor and a rather unexpected visitor this week.

With the release of Diablo III less than a week ago, we were expecting attendance at the Shadowmoon event to be somewhat less than usual, but the turnout was surprisingly good and there were more than enough excellent outfits on display. Caylena joined the team as a guest judge for a second time, providing solid commentary as we worked our way around the crowd of participants in Stormwind Cathedral.

After a slight technical hiccup at the start, the event ran smoothly, with the sole exception of an unexpected gate-crasher, clearly eager to participate in the contest. We’re no strangers to Horde raids at our Alliance events, but this time it was Horde NPC’s causing some disruption, not players.

Venya Marthand, a level 10 undead NPC from Tirisfal Glades, has frequently been mind controlled and brought to Stormwind in recent weeks. Why? She’s immortal. For all of their efforts, the pack of ten or so Stormwind guards failed to bring her down as they weaved around the cathedral in a flurry of swinging blades. Despite the perpetual NPC brawl, we were able to conduct the judging without much hassle. We hope Venya enjoyed the event!

Sponsorship was kindly provided by realm local and moderator on Elvine’s TwitchTV, Datbeard. Initially he put forward 100,000 gold for the event, but added an extra 10k to the total when the judges had a hard time numbering the winners down to just the top three planned. We greatly appreciate the sponsorship as well as the bonus gold in the final round.

A complete livestream of the event with judge commentary is available at Elvinemod @ TwitchTV. More pictures from the event can be found on our Facebook page.



Competition Outline

The event consisted of two rounds of competition. As with last week, in the first round judges distributed a large portion of the total prize fund among participants as they saw fit. Initially we intended to select the top three outfits of the night in round two, but thanks to an extra last minute addition to the prize total, we were able to extend it to include four overall winners.

We also took two short intermissions, halfway through round one and between rounds one and two, in order to allow participants to switch their outfits if they so desired.

Read on below for a list of the winners and a screenshot gallery of the top 4 sets and runners-up!

Top 4 & Runners-Up Gallery

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Top 4

Round 2: The four best outfits of the night were awarded 10,000 gold each on top of any gold won in the first round (40k total):

Grimm (Plus 2000 from Round 1)
Moonlust (Plus 1000 from Round 1)
Ryipmet (Plus 5000 from Round 1)
Skalp (Plus 5000 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 (70k total). Names are listed under prize totals below:

5,000 gold (and runners-up for the top prize in Round 2)
Jaede / Místy

4,000 gold
Infernorage / Nonamedkilla / Ñyx / Whispir

3,000 gold
Failkinpunch / Merrilda / Skyra

2,000 gold
Bootyclapper / Hankscorpio / Khauna / Killrage / Sylphura / Tweekes / Uncertainty

1,000 gold
Animality / Gnomelock / Hazzard / Venom

Final Words

Thanks to all who attended the event, we had a great time checking out the wide variety of outfits present. A further thanks to Datbeard for the sponsorship and Caylena for stepping in to judge at short notice.

If you have enjoyed the WoW Factor show, we’d love to hear some feedback from you over on the US WoW Forums. It’s great to hear from people who’ve had fun at our events and your comments can help us to continue improving the WoW Factor.

Keep an eye on The WoW Factor Queue and our WoW Factor Events Page for more on future events!

Other Resources: Shadowmoon Announcement Post