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Mogolympics Equestrian Results

September 2, 2012

Hello and welcome to the final round of the first ever Mogolympics!  I’m Kimea and I’ll be your host for this equestrian extravaganza — because, frankly, no one else was even remotely qualified.  Everyone knows that paladins are synonymous with horsemanship.  Paladins and horses go together like sword and board, or tank and spank, or bubble and hearth.  *disdainful female Blood Elf laugh*

Now, I’m sure that most of you don’t know the first thing about world class show jumping.  And how could you, really?  It’s not like most of you have had the opportunity to move in the correct social circles like I have.  But never fear!  I’ll give you a brief, (and simplified), explanation before we move on.

Each horse and rider team is required to run the course, jumping cleanly over all the obstacles in the correct order within a certain amount of time.  Faults are assessed for knocking down rails, refusing a jump, setting a foot in a water jump, or exceeding the time limit.  The team with either the fewest faults or the fastest clear round is declared the winner.  You’ll notice the faults are always in multiples of four.  This is because errors are worth four faults each.

 

It rained non-stop here in Hillsbrad, so the course was quite muddy and slippery.  This seems to have caused quite a few problems for our equestrians.  We started out with 47 competitors, but at the end of the first round 16 teams had received 16 faults each, and were eliminated from consideration.

Another group of 15 competitors had 12 faults, dashing their hopes of Mogolympic gold.

The next group performed slightly better.  Each team knocked down two rails, for 8 faults.  (That fiery entry representing Hellscream’s Reach also put a foot down in the water jump, which caused quite the eruption of steam, I must say.)

There were also 5 teams with a mere 4 faults each.  A single rail leading to heartbreak here today.

In the end, there were only 3 teams who were able to jump a clear round on this treacherous course.  These teams moved to the jump offs — a shorter course where the fastest clear round wins!  All three were able to repeat their clear performance, so it came down to the clock.  The third fastest time went to the representative from the Argent Dawn, who managed the incredibly fast time of 56.20* seconds!

However, two teams were just a whisker faster.  And not only were they faster, but to everyone’s surprise they managed to clear the course in exactly the same amount of time.  56.10 seconds!  That’s how close the competition was here today!

Normally there would be a second jump off in the unlikely event of a tie like this, but it’s pouring rain and my hair is already completely ruined!  So we’re just going to hand out two gold medals and call it a day.

Congratulations to Silvermoon City and the Frostwolves on their gold medals, and the Argent Dawn on their silver medal, in this highly competitive event.  Also, an enormous thank you to everyone who participated in the Mogolympics!  Amazing entries from every single one of you.

*Please note, these times are completely made up and are not related to the actual scores in any way, except for the fact that yes, there really was only a 10th of a point separating the silver and gold medalists.

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28 Comments leave one →
  1. Banesidhe permalink
    September 2, 2012 4:24 pm

    *cheers* Oh, this is awesome. I -really- needed a cheering up today and this was one of my most favorite outfits I created for the event. Thank you so much, guys!

    Those gold medal outfits are fabulous, I am in awe!

    • September 2, 2012 5:37 pm

      Yay! I’m glad it cheered you up! Does that mean you were the silver medalist? All this anonymity… I have no idea which outfit belongs to whom. >.>

      • Banesidhe permalink
        September 2, 2012 6:01 pm

        LOL, yup, that was me. I blame the fact that I’d finished Diablo 3 not too far before this! :)

      • September 2, 2012 6:10 pm

        Then congratulations! It was very well done. :D

  2. September 2, 2012 4:30 pm

    Oh, well done on those clear rounds! What an incredibly tight round! Congratulations to you medalists!

    • September 2, 2012 5:40 pm

      Oh, I know! So many beautiful outfits! So many beautiful horses! *sigh*

  3. JD Kenada permalink
    September 2, 2012 4:39 pm

    Love the Blood Elf commentator, she was perfect for the event!

    Well done medalists!

    • September 2, 2012 5:41 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad you liked it. She’s harder to write for than my other characters because she and I are not very much alike. LOL

      • JD Kenada permalink
        September 2, 2012 5:50 pm

        And yet when she spoke, every word was fitting towards an Equestrian obliviot (intentional typo) such as myself. :D

  4. September 2, 2012 4:50 pm

    Haha that was a lot of fun! Grats to all winners!

  5. September 2, 2012 4:53 pm

    I think this is my favourite event of the lot, love the Gold medal winners, especially the Silvermoon competitor’s entry. I’m also rather sad that the event is over.

    • September 2, 2012 5:43 pm

      I’m both sad it’s over and so very, very relieved that my judging duties are over. No more deadlines! Huzzah! :D

  6. September 2, 2012 5:17 pm

    What a fantastic final event! I love the Tyrael’s Charger outfit, and the two gold winners are so cute, like twins :D Congrats everyone!

    • September 2, 2012 5:44 pm

      I wouldn’t be surprised if the gold medalists tied because none of the judges could decide between them. They’re different, but similar, and so very well done.

  7. Banesidhe permalink
    September 2, 2012 5:34 pm

    Reblogged this on Banesidhe's Wails and commented:
    A silver Medal! I’m so excited and yet sad, because this means the Mogolympics are almost over except for the Closing Ceremonies! It also reminds me I have to stop playing long enough to write up my other event entries!!

  8. September 2, 2012 6:28 pm

    Again, I was honored to review all the amazing entries – well done all!

    • September 2, 2012 6:52 pm

      Me too! I was definitely not qualified to judge this. These moggers are all so much better at this than I am. :)

  9. September 2, 2012 7:47 pm

    Great job to all the medallists. Very well deserved :)

  10. September 3, 2012 2:26 am

    Brilliant jobs medallists! Oh my god they were fantastic!

  11. Freyana permalink
    September 4, 2012 7:43 am

    Congrats to the medalists! Well done!

  12. September 4, 2012 1:52 pm

    I was really looking forward to this event, and it did not disappoint! So many great outfits to match the variety of horses in the game! I particularly liked the outfits made for the Fel/Dreadsteed that used the Firelands mage-lookalike shoulders. The Eerie Stable Lantern is a really nice touch in the outfits that used it, too :D The Silver medalist is a perfect outfit to go with Tyrael’s Charger! And I love how similar, yet different, the two Golds are (the two outfits that use other recolors of that jacket in the fourth group are great, too). XD

    Loved the commentary, too — especially that bit about the dreadsteed making a puff of steam when he faulted on the water jump :D

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