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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 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

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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 US-Cho’gall Horde Follow-up


The WoW Factor spiced things up this week, with a new venue for our 20th event!

Horde sponsorships have been quite a rarity compared to Alliance events, 15 to 4 in favour of the Alliance infact, so we were very excited when a group of players from Cho’gall US Horde contacted us with a very generous prize package. For this event, the 20th under the WoW Factor banner, we decided to make things a little more interesting by moving the event to Silvermoon, rather than our usual Horde venue, gathering around Garrosh in Orgrimmar. The Sunfury Spire, aka Lor’themar Theron’s throne room, is considerably larger than Garrosh’s hangout, and the red carpet leading to the room was just begging for a fashion show!

Joining us in the judging this week was Caylena, a WoW Factor regular and master-mogger from Deathwing US. The four of us knew that we’d be in for a busy event thanks to the sponsors advertising well in advance, but as the red carpet filled up before we’d even begun, it became obvious that the move to a larger venue was a good plan. Even with the increased space, a tight circle of participants wrapped all the way around the room and dozens more ran about in the centre alongside the judges.

You can follow along with the judging process on Elvine’s TwitchTV stream, and there are plenty of pictures of participants on Facebook. Check out the links below:

Livestream Link

Facebook Screenshot Gallery Link

Event Announcement Post

The original drive to bring The WoW Factor to Cho’gall was led by Killgodsheep, who started up a forum thread rallying the realm to sponsor an event. Shortly afterwards, Vain from ePeen Gaming guild, Samarrah and Aneese, took it upon themselves to publicise the event and organise the sponsorship. The result was a prize package 150k gold, a Vial of the Sands and a Mechano-Hog mount, a Guardian Cub pet and many more BoE items. Aneese even bumped the prize gold part way through the event, to bring us to a grand total of 192,000 gold!

The sponsoring individuals were as follows:
ePeen Gaming members (pictured below) – Anneris, Bompabompbum, Iandis, Ulairi, Vain, the guild bank and a couple of anonymous donators.
Individual sponsors – Aneese, Daisey, Halloween, Løcø and Ovals.

A huge thanks to all who contributed and helped in bringing the WoW Factor to Cho’gall!

Competition Outline

The Cho’gall 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.

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

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Top 2 Outfits

Round 3: The top two transmog outfits of the night were awarded a mount each:

Top Prize – Vial of the Sands
Maisey (Plus 12000 from earlier rounds)

Second Place – Mechano-Hog
Athená (Plus 12500 from earlier rounds)

Top 10

Round 2: The following outfits, as well as the Top 2 winners above, were awarded 7,500 gold each (75k total):

Anneris (Plus 4000 from Round 1)
Dino (Plus 4000 from Round 1)
Iraiin (Plus 4500 from Round 1)
Namass (Plus 4000 from Round 1)
Ovals (Plus 3500 from Round 1)
Samarrah (Plus 5000 from Round 1)
Yeshoes (Plus 5000 from Round 1)
Zodd (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 (117k total). Names are listed under prize totals below:

4,000 gold
Minimin / Saraxx

3,500 gold
Eklipz / Holyharlot / Kiyosh / Paintbrush / Rizlo

3,000 gold
Fleckzz / Gigz / Parcea / Rahsiris / Sabrïella / Sinderbloom / Stalara / Steelpecs

2,500 gold
Hydrate / Itamedruids / Sinextro / Taluka / Wantafanta

2,000 gold
Gargumel / Stingrayy / Vanchan

1,500 gold
Hijump

1,000 gold
Ecp / Oryinn / Predaator / Valarus

Bonus Prizes

A few extra items were given out to those who narrowly missed out on receiving an extra gold prize in rounds 2 or 3:

Iraiin (Received a Sinister Squashling)
Parcea (Received an Orb of Deception)
Samarrah (Received a Robes of Insight)
Saraxx (Received a Guardian Cub)

Final Words

Thanks to all of the participants for attending, and all of the sponsors for their contributions, especially Vain, Aneese and Samarrah for their hard work and generosity.

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 Event – US-Cho’gall


Finally another Horde event as the WoW Factor is off to Cho’gall US.

Destination: US-Cho’gall
Faction: Horde
Date: Saturday 28 July 2012
Time: 7-9pm CST (server time)
Location: Silvermoon City Sunfury Spire (Lor’themar’s Room)
Prizes: 100,000 gold in total, 2 mounts and numerous items
Prize Categories:
  • Round 1: Judges will award between 1,000 and 3,000 gold to outstanding outfits (50k total)
  • Round 2: The Top 10 – Ten characters will be awarded 5,000 gold each (50k total)
  • Round 3: Two characters from the Round 2 finalists will be awarded a mount each
  • Bonuses: A selection of pets and items will be awarded throughout the course of the event
Prize Sponsor(s): ePeen Gaming guild and several other individuals (see below for elaboration)
Judges (In-game names if different): Ironyca, Noelani, Elvine, Caylena
Livestream: Elvinemod @ TwitchTV (Link)
Further Details: WoW Forums (Link)


This week marks the 20th WoW Factor event since we first started the project back in late February. The destination for this milestone show, Cho’gall, has certainly got an impressive prize package lined up. ePeen Gaming guild and group of other individuals from Cho’gall have teamed up to sponsor the goodies, full details of which are below.

The sponsors and prizes are as follows:

ePeen Gaming Sponsors
  • Anneris
  • Bompabompbum
  • Iandis
  • Ulairi
  • Vain
  • Guild Bank/Anonymous Donators

Individual Sponsors
  • Aneese
  • Daisey
  • Halloween
  • Løcø
  • Ovals

Prize Package
  • 100,000 gold
  • Vial of the Sands
  • Mechano-Hog
  • Robes of Insight
  • Guardian Cub
  • A multitude of other BoE items.

Thanks to all who contributed towards the sponsorship, we greatly appreciate it.

We would also like to extend a special thanks to Vain for his hard work getting ePeen Gaming involved, and to Samarrah and Aneese for their efforts. All three contributed heavily to organising sponsorship, advertising and supporting the event. A final thanks goes to Killgodsheep for his initial forum post to rally the Cho’gall into sponsoring an event.

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 (28/07/12): The prize fund has been upped to 150,000 gold!

WoW Factor EU-Kargath Alliance Follow-up


The WoW Factor held its first bilingual event this week, having been invited to a German realm, Kargath.

Our journey to Kargath was sponsored by Xaders, a local transmog item seller who contacted us back in May, with the intention of bringing the WoW Factor to a new audience. He generously put forward 100,000 gold and two epic weapons as prizes for us to hand out to the finest outfits on his home realm.

Quality was certainly not in short supply on the night, as several participants arrived in outfit combinations unlike any we’ve seen at previous events. It’s great to see something new, especially nineteen events down the line! The venue, Stormwind Cathedral, was approximately half full when we began, but quickly filled out with a huge array of mog sets for us to check out.

So tough was the competition that we had difficulty choosing between two participants when selecting the final ‘top winner’ of the night. That was until Caylo stepped in and offered us a donation of 10,000g, so that we might have four top prizes as opposed to our usual three. With Caylo’s kind contribution on top of Xaders’ original sponsorship, the prize total reached an impressive 110,000 gold! Thanks to both sponsors for their generosity.

The sponsorship offers brought us to Kargath, but the event wouldn’t have been possible without the help of our guest judge for the week, Xandr, who, despite the similarity in name, was not connected to our sponsor. Xandr is a friend and guildmate of Noelani’s, and a knowledgeable transmogrification enthusiast. He also happens to be German, which enabled us to judge and present the event in both English and the local language of Kargath’s playerbase.

You can follow along with the judging process in both languages, and check out pictures of some of the participants, via the following links.

Livestream Link

Facebook Screenshot Gallery Link

Event Announcement Post

We very much enjoyed our first bilingual WoW Factor event and greatly appreciate the support that participants and viewers showed as we did our best to cater to our mixed audience. A special thanks goes to Xandr and Xaders for making it possible.

Which language will be next to join the WoW Factor club?

Competition Outline

Our event at Kargath followed the same two-round structure which we have used at many previous WoW Factors. The first round was the so-called ‘Random Round’, where we awarded multiple prizes of various sizes. In the second round, we shortlisted six characters, then narrowed those six down to four overall winners with two runners-up.

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

Top 4 and Runners-up Gallery

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Top 4 & Runners-up

Round 2: The top four transmog outfits of the night were awarded 10,000g each, and the two runners-up were awarded an epic weapons (40k total):

Gleunzo (Plus 4000 from round 1)
Peachès (Plus 5000 from round 1)
Roterranger (Plus 5000 from round 1)
Vyperl (Plus 5000 from round 1)

Runners-Up
Foeh (Blade of Wizardry)
Ryhn (Talon of the Tempest plus 2000 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:

4,000 gold
Yoshimoto

3,500 gold
Sharikah / Sôlara / Sparkie

3,000 gold
Déus / Zuckergirl

2,500 gold
Ardîus / Cristel / Lámara / Lolîpop / Meriwen / Omegabuster / Tânja

2,000 gold
Hagon / Halistra / Kolt / Selfurion

1,000 gold
Eolathara / Fatrat / Pittî

Final Words

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-Lothar Alliance Follow-up


Lothar US gave the WoW Factor a taste of community spirit this week, as multiple individuals contributed to the prize package!

Evidently our sponsors had done an excellent job of advertising the event, as we arrived at the venue to find it near full a good thirty minutes before the designated start time. Our guest judge for the week, Gloomie, was already there when we arrived, checking out some of the outfits in advance. Gloomie, aka Coffin, was one of the top winners at the WoW Factor event on Stormreaver US Horde in early May.

Sponsorship of the event was an impressive collaborative effort on Lothar, with no less than eleven characters adding gold, pets and mounts to the pile of prizes. Their combined efforts brought the WoW Factor to Lothar, inspired a large number of people to participate or spectate, and provided a gigantic total prize fund of 235,000 gold!

Contributions were as follows:
Mythrius – 75,000, Cirux – 50,000, Keiriana – 35,000, Lavindin – 25,000, Catarisper – 15,000, Evilsanta – 5,000, Arbaris – 3,000, Ragetank – 2,000, and three anonymous sponsors who added a combined total of 25,000 between them.

A special nod goes to Mythrius, Cirux and Arbaris (seen to the right), for their hard work in organising and publicising the event, as well as adding a Vial of the Sands, Mekgineer’s Chopper and various whelpling pets onto the gold prizes.

You can follow along with the judges as we worked our way around the Lothar crowd, and check out pictures of some of the participants, via the following links.

Livestream Link

Facebook Screenshot Gallery Link

Event Announcement Post

Competition Outline

The Lothar 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.

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

Top Sets Gallery

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Top 2 & Runners-up

Round 3: The top two transmog outfits of the night were awarded a mount each, and the three runners-up were awarded a pet:

Top Prize – Vial of the Sands
Aryka (Plus 16000 from earlier rounds)

Second Place – Mekgineer’s Chopper
Mailea (Plus 16000 from earlier rounds)

Runners-Up
Buffmepeople (Proto-Drake Whelp plus 13000 gold from earlier rounds)
Clemmys (Tiny Emerald Whelpling plus 15500 gold from earlier rounds)
Scyren (Tiny Crimson Whelpling plus 16000 gold from earlier rounds)

Top 10

Round 2: The following outfits, as well as the five winners in the above category, were awarded 10,000 gold each (100k total):

Croconaw
Goodtobeme (Plus 4500 from Round 1)
Gwenelyn (Plus 5000 from Round 1)
Marachan (Plus 4000 from Round 1)
Rin (Plus 5500 from Round 1)

Random Round

Round 1: Selected outfits were awarded between 3000 and 6000 gold until we had expended our total prize fund for this stage of the competition (135k total). Names are listed under prize totals below:

5,500 gold
Bloodraynë

5,000 gold
Shnickdervin (Plus a Proto-Drake Whelp)

4,500 gold
Damagedealer / Mysty / Tronis

4,000 gold
Bríghed / Ornate / Zaviet

3,500 gold
Destructable / Droktic / Loxly / Pylora / Shakeweight

3,000 gold
Acissej / Aliena / Browniebites / Dezoray / Entropious / Galdur / Marrowbane / Petalsflute
Reverse / Shzuntuchabl / Syann / Teclaur

Bonus Prize
Khriya (Received a Dark Whelpling)

Final Words

We were not only impressed by the large turnout on Lothar, but also by the substantial number of different individuals who contributed to the total prize fund. It was a great display of community spirit, so we thank all who put effort into sponsoring and attending.

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 Event – US-Lothar


Next stop, Lothar! The WoW Factor is all set for its next event, with a particularly large prize fund awaiting our arrival.

Destination: US-Lothar
Faction: Alliance
Date: Sunday 14 July 2012
Time: 7-9pm EST (server time)
Location: Inside Stormwind Cathedral
Prizes: 177,000 gold in total, 2 mounts and numerous items
Prize Categories:
  • Round 1: Judges will award between 1,000 and 5,000 gold to outstanding outfits (97k total)
  • Round 2: The Top 10 – Ten characters will be awarded 8,000 gold each (80k total)
  • Round 3: Two characters from the Round 2 finalists will be awarded a mount each
  • Bonuses: A selection of pets and items will be awarded throughout the course of the event
Prize Sponsor(s): Mythrius, Cirux, Keiriana, Ragetank and others (see below for elaboration)
Judges (In-game names if different): Ironyca, Noelani, Elvine
Livestream: Elvinemod @ TwitchTV (Link)
Further Details: WoW Forums (Link)


We have a packed prize fund lined up for Lothar this week, courtesy of a handful of sponsors with generous contributions. The grand total in gold comes to a whopping 177k, with a Vial of the Sands and Mekgineer’s Chopper up for grabs too. There will even be a selection of pets and items available, rounding off this impressive prize package.

The prize gold has been donated by the following individuals:
  • Mythrius – 75,000
  • Cirux – 50,000
  • Keiriana – 25,000
  • Ragetank – 2,000
  • Three anonymous sponsors who contributed a total of 25,000 between them

Thanks to all who contributed towards the sponsorship.

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 EU-Argent Dawn Alliance Follow-up


Time for another home-realm event as the WoW Factor headed to Argent Dawn EU this week, the home of WoW Roleplay Gear!

Accompanying the usual team as a guest judge was none other than Phaice, top prize winner from one of the earliest WoW Factor events, Scarlet Crusade US Horde. She is responsible for an array of impressive transmog outfits, as can be seen on Phaice’s Facebook.

The event was hosted at our usual Alliance location, Stormwind Cathedral, albeit not without controversy. A number of individuals were unhappy with the choice of location, due to the proximity to a roleplay hub and likelyhood of attracting trolls. We sympathise with their concerns, but unfortunately there are no other Alliance locations which could have held the enormous crowd that showed up this week!

As always, Elvine provided the livestream with judge commentary, although due to a crash early in the evening, the recording was divided into two parts which are linked below.

Livestream Link Part I

Livestream Link Part II

Facebook Screenshot Gallery Link

Event Announcement Post

Initially, we were scheduled to have a 100,000 gold prize package provided by Narve, a local AD player. However, not only did Narve out-do himself by adding a further 30,000 to the pot, but a number of others contributed to really bulk out the prize fund. Noelani added 26,000 and a handful of transmog items, Xarcias and Royal Court guild each donated 2,000, and The Gold Queen dropped by with her own special 10,000g prize to hand out. All of that brought the grand total for the night up to a staggering 170,000 gold. A huge thanks to everybody who contributed, especially Narve for initiating the event and sponsoring the bulk of the prize money.

If you’re like to read about the event from the perspective of a participant, Samaramón has written about her ‘Lady in Blue’ outfit, which won 3,500 gold at the event, in the article My Mad Mog Skillz finally paid off! (TheWoWfactor) at Samaramon’s World.

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 four characters as overall winners and three more as runners-up.

The prize total came to 170,000 gold.

Read on below for a list of the winners and a screenshot gallery of the top 4 sets, and for more pictures, visit our Facebook Gallery!

Top 4 Gallery

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Top 4 & Runners-Up

Round 2: Four outfits were selected as the best of the night and were awarded 10,000g each, and three runners-up were awarded a valuable transmogrification item of their choice (40k total):

Dorgun (Plus 4000 from Round 1)
Kìova
Morbeyn (Plus 3500 from Round 1)
Qorra

Runners-Up
Leolín (Gossamer Robe)
Lundain (Hibernal Robe)
Rakel (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 (120k total). Names are listed under prize totals below:

5,000 gold
Feldris

4,000 gold
Babette / Skybluu

3,500 gold
Eicarus / Priestrhys / Ríckarla / Samaramón

3,000 gold
Gaebriel / Juilos / Kaienna / Khorwyn / Kimla / Linnert / Mezbur / Telehnai / Tikzi

2,500 gold
Temerith

2,000 gold
Aroven / Ashilan / Cheats / Demica / Harshil / Icyclaw / Khónsu / Lyrin / Marcaidius / Mayva
Michelli / Mulani/ Murveln / Mysstica / Neeyla / Subhan

1,500 gold
Ímogen

1,000 gold
Aarwen / Belzabub / Bite / Calidith / Chizuko / Corwood / Eadala / Ereina / Mycanae / Moshom
Soultotem / Taldren / Terasande / Watson / Wendii / Zafinah

Final Words

A final thanks to everybody, sponsors and participants alike, for contributing to perhaps the largest turnout at a WoW Factor event yet.

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!