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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


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

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

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 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


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)
Morbeyn (Plus 3500 from Round 1)

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

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

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

1,500 gold

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!