This Friday, the WoW Factor returns to Earthen Ring! And with this weekend's giveaway, I'll eclipse a major milestone as I will reach TWO MILLION gold given away in celebration of transmog since the feature was introduced in patch 4.3. So take WoW Insider's previous article on my giveaways and double it!
We've got a 125,000g prize package on the line for the Alliance, and here's how it's going to shake out!
Show Us What You've Learned, Earthen Ring (A)!
This event is actually a return trip for the WoW Factor to Earthen Ring! We had some fabulous looks turn out for the previous show, and it's worth checking out the round by round commentary from the previous show to get a feel for how the judges will be scoring the outfits:
Round 1: The Top 25: Of all the contestants present at this time, twenty-five (25) participants will be selected. Each of these participants will receive 1,000g for their transmogrified outfit (25,000g total).
Round 2: The Top 10: Of those looks present during the show at this time, (10) will be selected. Each of these participants will receive 5,000g! Only looks that our judges deem to have that WoW Factor will walk away winners here. These top ten will join the ranks of the WoW Factor elite, whom I affectionately refer to as the WoW Factor Varsity and may be featured on Disenchanting Azeroth and WoW Roleplay Gear. Players from these ranks may also be called upon just prior to the release of Mists of Pandaria for a final cross-realm, live-streamed #WoWfactorshow raid where only the best of the best of the best will receive invites.
Round 3: The Top 3: At this stage of the show, the top three (3) will be selected as the top looks of the night and will each receive 10,000g!
Round 4: The Last Mog Standing: Earthen Ring has asked me to up the ante this time around and declare one look to rule them all. We don't normally declare a single winner, but since this is the special 2,000,000g event here's what we're going to do: The grand prize winner will take home an additional 20,000g grand prize, potentially increasing their winnings on the night to over 35,000g!
The Date: April 20th, 2012
The Time: 8pm Server
The Place: TBD
Watch It Live: The Mogfather's consigliere, Elvine, will be on vacation for this show, so look for Keelhaul's livestream to catch the live commentary and chatter between the judges!
The majority of your outfit must be transmogrified.
You can enter the competition with multiple characters ONLY if they are on different accounts. We enable multiple entries because some players who are really into transmogrification do so with a number of their characters, and often do so with incredible skill that deserves to be rewarded. But we limit these to players who can do so with multiple accounts because we need all contestants present and available at all times during the judging. If you're logging in and out, you're shooting yourself in the foot. Don't do it.
You may alter your outfit during the course of the show.
We reserve the right to select latecomers for prizes in the later rounds. We do this for two reasons:
Not everyone's schedule matches with ours.
A deserving look is a deserving look.
We're very excited about this event, and look forward to sharing it with everyone. Don't forget to refer direct questions to us on Twitter (@deazeroth for Keelhaul) and (@wowroleplaygear for Noelani and Ironyca). And stay tuned for our other upcoming events on Proudmoore, Skywall and guess what else?! We're headed to the EU!!!