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WoW Factor US-Arygos Alliance Follow-up

Arygos played host to the latest WoW Factor event, with a big turnout for a small realm.

We arrived on Arygos with a 75,000 gold prize package awaiting us, put together by Death Becomes Us guild and Kaimbeliah. They also added a few highly desirable items to the prize total, which we awarded to the runners-up who narrowly missed the top prizes.

Joining the panel as a guest judge this week was Dizzywick, previous WoW Factor winner from Emerald Dream US, and creator of fellow transmog blog, Dizzy’s Dressing Room. Elvine provided a livestream of the event as usual, this week as part of a 24 hour stream marathon for the Child’s Play Charity.

WoW Factor Arygos – Livestream Link

Facebook Screenshot Gallery Link

Arygos Announcement Post

Turnout at the event was impressive even before the start, with a dozen or more waiting at Stormwind Cathedral when the judges arrived. There was also a greater number of level 1 visitors than we’ve ever seen before, so many that it probably became confusing for participants to determine who was actually judging! It was wonderful to see so much interest from people coming from other realms.

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. In the second round, judges selected two characters as overall prize winners, before highlighting three more individuals as potential winners. The audience were then given a chance to vote to select the third top prize winner, with the two remaining runners-up being awarded smaller item prizes.

The prize total came to 75,000 gold.

Read on below for a list of the winners and a screenshot gallery of the top 3 sets and runners-up!

Top 3 & Runner-Up Gallery

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Top 3 & Runners-Up

Round 2: Three outfits were selected as the best of the night and were awarded 7,500g each. Two runners-up were then awarded extra items as a consolation prize (22.5k total):

7,500 gold – Judges’ Picks
Auralee (Plus 3000 from Round 1)
Hilàrybüff (Plus 3000 from Round 1)

7,500 gold – Audience Vote Winner
Keidence – (Plus 3000 from Round 1)

Runners-Up
Kialla (Sulfuron Hammer plus 2000 from Round 1)
Perthon (Singing Crystal Axe plus 2000 from Round 1)

Random Round

Round 1: Selected outfits were awarded between 500 and 3000 gold until we had expended our total prize fund for this stage of the competition (52.5k total). Names are listed under prize totals below:

2,500 gold
Chrrona / Keraria / Skybluu

2,000 gold
Anbu / Athanasia / Diccon / Dopeydog / Laureth / Magainah / Nalii / Pinkydoom / Rumina
Zafrinna

1,500 gold
Aerix / Aglaeca / Cammellia / Idieudie / Mageälicious

1,000 gold
Kesazzar / Kyllene / Nanx / Rubbërducky

500 gold
Haø / Voltimillia

Bonus Prize
Glaivemaster (Awarded Orb of Deception for narrowly missing the Top 5)

Final Words

Thanks to the sponsors, the participants and Dizzywick for being a part of the WoW Factor this week, we really appreciate all of the effort you put in to making a community event for Arygos.

If you enjoyed the WoW Factor on Arygos, we’d love to hear some feedback from you, either here or on our MMO-Champion thread. 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 Page for a detailed breakdown of participant rules and sponsorship, and the Event Schedule for a list of past and future events!

WoW Factor US-Emerald Dream Alliance Follow-up

WoW Factor paid a visit to Emerald Dream this week, where we got far more than we bargained for.

Participant turnout was one of the largest so far at a WoW Factor event, with a particularly large number already in place well before the designated start time. After a brief but well-timed welcome in the form of a Horde blitz raid, the team swiftly took to their judging business in Stormwind Cathedral, joined by the special guest for the night, Caylena.

The initial sponsorship for the day, a total of 100,000 gold, was generously provided by Violent Apathy guild. Among the contributors were the hosts of the Stopcast podcast, and Dizzywick, the force behind fellow transmog blog, Dizzy’s Dressing Room. Stopcast recently featured Keelhaul as a guest on Episode #93, revisiting the story of how The WoW Factor came in to being. Stopcast co-host Bryter can be seen to the right.

Proceeding as usual, we gave out 70,000 from the prize total in the first round, but just as we were about to transition to round two, something entirely unexpected happened. One of the participants offered Elvine a further 10,000 gold to give out, in order to extend the competition. We’ve had several initial sponsors extend their donations mid-event in the past, but this was the first time that someone entirely new had offered to contribute on the go.

There were many excellent sets on the night, so we were very pleased to be able to reward more of the characters present, but it didn’t stop at 10k. Over the next few minutes we received in excess of 65,000 from more than ten different sponsors, dramatically expanding the prize pool for the night. Unfortunately, as it all happened so rapidly, with characters fighting to open trade windows with Elvine, we were unable to note the names of all of the late sponsors. Nevertheless, we greatly appreciate all of the donations received, it was a fantastic display of community spirit.

As usual, the livestream of the event with judges commentary is available at Elvinemod @ TwitchTV, although sadly there is no footage of the final ten minutes of the event.

Our Facebook page has a number of extra pictures from the event, in addition to the winner screenshots in the gallery below. On top of that, one of the participants at the event, Duffus, has put up an impressive and extensive transmog gallery featuring many Emerald Dream outfits.



Competition Outline

As has become the normal approach in recent weeks, the Emerald Dream event consisted of two rounds of competition. The first round awarded multiple prizes of varying sizes, as well as offering the chance for participants to change their outfits halfway through, giving them a second chance to win. Round two awarded fixed amounts to the outfits deemed to be very best of the night.

With the late donations on top of the initial sponsorship, the prize total came to 165,000 gold.

Read on below for a list of the winners and a screenshot gallery of the top 6 sets, plus a few extras!

Top 6 Gallery

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Top 6

Round 2: The six best outfits of the night were awarded 10,000 gold each on top of any gold won in the first round (60k total):

Charax (Plus 5000 from Round 1)
Dizzywick (Declined a prize in Round 1)
Fumie (Plus 4000 from Round 1)
Heliosphan (Plus 4000 from Round 1)
Samhainn (Plus 3000 from Round 1)
Trigil (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 (105k total). Names are listed under prize totals below:

5,000 gold
Bryter / Delicate

4,000 gold
Cliper / Lion / Muzza / Nyterayne / Ottavia / Vanlor / Xegoný

3,000 gold
Catholickme / Cetan / Cplmorgan / Dumaa / Eregil / Kinya / Kotze / Shamanesé / Skystaar
Temptatìon / Vahete / Vitomojo

2,000 gold
Edrav / Illandra / Inzo / Jonks / Knivz / Knivzette / Morgganna / Purriferous / Ticklebandit
Valkyrya / Vleon / Yasmein / Zyprexa

1,000 gold
Annalix / Battlepoper / Burneisha / Duffus / Mchooligan

Final Words

Thanks to all who attended and all who sponsored the event, we greatly appreciated seeing all of the outfits and were impressed with the strong community spirit shown by the many prize sponsors.

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 all-new WoW Factor Page, now including a detailed breakdown of participant rules, sponsorship and a list of future events!

Other Resources: Emerald Dream Announcement Post