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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

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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-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.