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Faction Five Follow-up

The Faction Five event with Keelhaul on US-Tichondrius has now drawn to a close, so it’s time for a quick re-cap of the event.

Attendance was fantastic on both factions, infact it was the largest Horde turnout to a show yet, and there was a broad array of styles on display. There were so many competitors at the Alliance event that we actually ran over-time (sorry Hordies), but we had to make sure we gave all participants a good look. After a tough four hours of deliberating we were able to select twenty-five semi-finalists from each faction, who won 1000 gold each. Of those fifty, a further nineteen were selected to receive extra gold prizes, including ten top winners, five from each faction – The Faction Five!

Keelhaul will soon be hosting videos of the events at Disenchanting Azeroth, be sure to check them out to see the outfits and hear the commentary. He’s also added some screenshots of the participants on Picasa (we particularly recommend checking out Vavaboom, a fully transmogged miner!).

Winners’ Screenshot Gallery Link

Here are the names of the top winners:

Alliance Winners

Best Overall Boptarts (shown right)
Most Original Taeyeonlol
Best Persona Ârt
Most Unique Mãgùs
Best Use of Dungeon/Tier Killerglitz

Horde Winners

Best Overall Arümat
Most Original Vadgebendor
Best Persona Vavaboom
Most Unique Buster
Best Use of Dungeon/Tier Nocturnol (shown right)


Angel, Elisira, Exium, Foetis, Loochlafferk, Mythikas, Nashirah, Redriot, Serithos

Congratulations once more to the winners and commiserations to those who didn’t receive a prize, we greatly appreciated seeing every outfit, even if we didn’t select them as finalists.

We had a wonderful time checking out all of the transmogrification sets, although we felt particularly restrained by the limitations of the trial accounts on which we were attending. Both of us would have liked to engage in the activity a lot more, but were only able to communicate with those who whispered us first. It may have seemed that we were silently weaving between the crowd with nothing but the occasional name call for winners, but we were buzzing away on Skype with Keelhaul for the full duration of the event. On that note, we’d like to extend a further thanks to Amperjay and Lantanasham, both of whom were invaluable in assisting us in communicating with the audience. We aim to have a Livestream running on TwitchTV for the next event, so that participants and spectators alike may follow along with our judging process.

Update! Keelhaul has uploaded a video of the Horde event on YouTube:

Ironyca has also written an article on her personal experiences of the Faction Five event, in the post
A Transmog-Party Where Everyone’s Well-dressed – Except Us!

Thanks to all who attended and keep your eyes out for videos, pictures and more to come from the WoWfactor!

Other Resources: Faction Five Announcement Post

The Faction Five: Transmogrification Competition – 2nd March ’12

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be acting as guest judges in a forthcoming transmogrification competition!

The Faction Five, a 150,000 gold giveaway on US-Tichondrius realm, will be hosted by Keelhaul, creator of Disenchanting Azeroth and perhaps better known as “The Mogfather”, and we at WoWRoleplayGear will be helping him to select the winners.

Keelhaul has taken the transmog world by storm, hosting dozens of events on various realms where he has given away well in excess of one million gold, a generous feat which has earned him the attention of PC Gamer and WoW Insider among others. The Tichondrius competition is set to be his largest yet, with seperate arrangements for Horde and Alliance, and 75k gold being split among contestants from each faction.

The Prizes

The contest will follow a slightly different approach to that of previous events, where all attendees were given a small sum of gold. For The Faction Five, Keelhaul, Ironyca and myself (Noelani) will select a total of twenty-five semi-finalists per faction, whose outfits have most impressed us, and will award each of them 1,000 gold on the spot. From each of the Horde and Alliance semi-filnalist groups, we will select five individuals to receive a further 10,000 gold each, as the overall winners of our prize categories, which are as follows:

– Best Overall
– Most Original (Something we’ve not seen before)
– Best Use of a Tier/Dungeon Set
– Most Unique (Something that stands out in the crowd)
– Best Persona (Something that best conveys a profession, a character, an NPC, etc.)

As an extra twist, Keelhaul will also be offering an all-inclusive makeover to one lucky individual whose outfit we deem to be in need of a revamp. Our victim contestant will receive a complete new set of gear from the AH, should they wish, as well as an interview about their transmog transition… yep, it’s ‘What Not to Wear’ in WoW! Bring on the clown suits.

For full info on the event rules, schedule and locations, consult Keelhaul’s thread on the WoW Forums.

Care to join us?

If you’d like to participate, all you need to do is show up in your finest Transmogrification outfit at the designated time on Friday 2nd March. Spectators are also more than welcome!

The Alliance event will begin at 9pm EST in Hall of Explorers, Ironforge, and for the Horde at 10.30pm EST in Orgrimmar (specific location TBD). Should you find yourself unable to attend in-game, there will be a livestream with running commentary, the details for where to watch will be released closer to the event.

Keelhaul is of course the driving force behind the event and it’s his hard work that is making this possible and his gold being kindly handed out, but nevertheless if you’d like to talk to us WoW Roleplay Gear folk we’ll be happy to chat, time permitting. However, it’s worth noting that as EU based players we have to attend the event on trial accounts and all of the restrictions that come with them. As such, we are unable to speak in /say and cannot whisper people unless they whisper us first. So, take note, if you want to chat to us, whisper us, we’ll be mute in general channels!

Contact & Info

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us on our site/Twitter or Keelhaul on one of the links below.

The Faction Five – WoW Forums
Keelhaul on Twitter
Disenchanting Azeroth
Mogfather Main
Realm-hopping Transmog Fashion Shows

Our characters on US-Tichondrius:

KeelhaulSiarl (Alliance)/Mogfather (Horde)
IronycaIronyca (Alliance)/Ironycalee (Horde)
NoelaniNoelanii (Alliance)/Noelanitwo (Horde)

We hope to see you there!