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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-Wyrmrest Accord Horde Follow-up


This week’s WoW Factor was full of milestones and mayhem, as we visited Wyrmrest Accord US.

Upon first arriving at Silvermoon City a few hours before the WoW Factor was due to begin, we were immediately struck by the apparent high level of activity on the realm. The streets were bustling with roleplayers and a few individuals were already parking their characters in preparation for the event. This first impression was accurately reflected when it came to show time, as an enormous number descended upon Sunfury Spire to share their outfits in one of the largest turnouts to date.

Sponsorship for the day totalled 150,000 gold, put forward by Finidose, also know as Phaice. A long term associate of the WoW Factor events, Phaice has both won and guest judged at seperate WoW Factor events in the past. She also joined us as the guest judge for the Wyrmrest Accord event, her second time taking on the role. We greatly appreciate her sponsorship and support of the WoW Factor.

The generous prize donation marks two milestones for the WoW Factor events. Firstly, Phaice has become the first individual to have won, guest judged, and sponsored the WoW Factor, a particularly impressive feat that is testament to her commitment to transmogrification. Secondly, the 150k tips us over the 5 million prize gold mark! Since the beginning of our transmogrification events, we’ve now awarded 5,076,000 gold as well as dozens of mounts, pets and items.

Unfortunately, the grand celebration we had in mind for the huge crowd gathered in Silvermoon was hampered at an early stage. After our introduction, we experienced some severe sound issues before the livestream cut out. After a few more attempts at getting the audio and visual broadcasts running again, we realised that it would not be possible to operate the stream as usual. Elvine was experiencing substantial issues with his ISP, and had to depart from the event after battling with technical problems for an hour or so. We filled the vacant judging position with Honeypants, a long-term friend of the WoW Factor, and the creator of Mogoholic transmog blog.

The four judges continued with the event and worked their way around the array of impressive outfits, but sadly were unable to get the live commentary back on track. As we proceeded, we couldn’t help but be impressed by the positive and patient attitude shown by the Wyrmrest community. Even without the livestream and after the delays, over one hundred participants calmly remained within Sunfury Spire as we adjusted to the technical issues. Furthermore, once the competition was rolling, we were stunned by how many characters would yell congratulations across the hall to one another upon a prize win.

We sincerely apologise for the technical issues, and thank everybody at Wyrmrest Accord for their patience and extraordinary community spirit!

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, five characters were selected as the overall winners, receiving the top prizes of the night.

Top 5 Gallery

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You can also find more pictures of the event at our Facebook Gallery!

Top 5

Round 2: The top five outfits of the night were awarded 10,000 gold each (50k total):

Chonga (Plus 4000 from Round 1)
Kothev (Plus 4500 from Round 1)
Sepheliya (Plus 4000 from Round 1)
Vinterson (Plus 5000 from Round 1)
Xeddin (Plus 4500 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 (100k total). Names are listed under prize totals below:

4,500 gold
Azraeol

4,000 gold
Leilanahe / Renjai / Sarenity

3,500 gold
Jaxal / Sindàra

3,000 gold
Aeviva / Coth / Duffmcwhalen / Komboloi / Lythania / Melphina / Plaguesworn / Torn / Xerrah

2,500 gold
Arielen / Elsabet / Hereticyolo / Nandosse

2,000 gold
Elvy / Grondal / Ixtael / Kezvak / Rengi / Ruckuspaw / Valliac / Varlamus

1,500 gold
Tomato

Other Resources: Wyrmrest Accord Announcement Post

WoW Factor Event – US-Wyrmrest Accord


It’s time for another Horde show, as the WoW Factor sets off to Wyrmrest Accord.

Destination: US-Wyrmrest Accord
Faction: Horde
Date: Saturday 25 August 2012
Time: 3-6pm PST (realm time)
Location: Silvermoon City Sunfury Spire (Lor’themar’s Room)
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): Finidose/Phaice
Judges (In-game names if different): Ironyca, Noelani, Elvine, Phaice
Livestream: Elvinemod @ TwitchTV (Link)
Further Details: WoW Forums (Link)


Our guest judge and sponsor this week is Phaice aka Finidose on Wyrmrest Accord, a previous WoW Factor winner from Scarlet Crusade US Horde, and guest judge at Argent Dawn EU.

Finidose has generously put forward a prize package of 150,000 gold, to bring the WoW Factor to Wyrmrest. Interestingly, this prize contribution makes Finidose/Phaice the first individual in WoW Factor history to have been an event winner, a judge, and a sponsor. That deserves both a congratulations and a thanks!

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-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

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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

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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.

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!