Saturday, May 16, 2015

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 421 - I Get By With A Little Help From WoW

Aprillian, Leeta, Rogueslayer and Tedrah discuss another week of playing World of Warcraft, Blizzard's great MMORPG. With segments by Grand Nagus and Rogueslayer of Clan of Darkness. Contest Ongoing send an email to ctrlaltwow@gmail.com telling us how you play WoW, either as an altaholic or dealing with it in your family life to being placed in a drawing for a WoW Pet or an Authenticator.

Juuno and Pixie Girl!


Hello CAW darlings!

I hope you're all doing GREAT this week!  I ran a teensy bit longer than usual...I guess I had more to tell you than I realized, hehe...

/great big hugs & kisses!  *muah!*

Juuno of Earthen Ring & Korialstrasz


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What We've Been Doing:

Aprillian

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Leeta

1/ Celestial Tournament on Timeless Isle
With 203 Lvl25 pets you would think this should be cake…
Yeah no!
Still didn’t have the right combination of pets to get through the first level!
2/ Blood Thirsty - Leetar
Went from Lvl7 - Lvl12
Registered on the WoW Challenges website once I hit Lvl10!
Killing and looting over near Blood Watch - flowers, bears, murlocs, more flowers, more bears, oh and corrupted trees!
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Ding Lvl12!
3/ Healers - Pally Lvl44 -45
Undead Stratholme
Mobs were 6-7 levels higher then us… yes we are a little crazy at times!
We did manage to get Baroness Anastari down! \o/
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Eek she’s scary!!
4/ Warlocks - Lvl66 - 67
Durnholde
All I can say is… Warlock Power! \o/
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Drain Life/Rain of Fire!
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Drain Fire?
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Epoch Hunter Firey Drainy Goodness!
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Reflections of a Warlock!
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Church Warlock Style!
5/ Mount Runs
Decided I would venture into some solo raids for a chance of a mount!
DragonSoul - managed to get to Spine but alas could not solo it!
Then decided to go see Lichie!
So ICC 25m Heroic and I got through it all but alas no mount!
I think the hardest fight to solo is actually Sindragosa coz of the ice prisms but am managing to work it better!
Blizzard released the new store mount Mystic Runesaber!
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Mount #247
And then I decided to sacrifice a little bit of gold and made myself the Sapphire Panther
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Mount #248


Rogueslayer

Sanguinity, BE hunter blood thirsty
  • 20 -
  • Hillsbrad Foothills
  • Bagged a rare on another Stahnbrad foray, barely escaped others: Disengage, Concussive Shot, Revive Pet and run away to bandage!
  • Not so lucky on Sofera’s Naze...
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Lilbitpaxic, gnome rogue pacifist
  • 12 -
  • 13 - Got quest from the gnome in the turtle, 17 murloc ran in before she could stealth. Ran, ran, ran away, but then decided to bandage before restealthing, 15 Mutated Constrictor gave chase!
  • 14 - no more Bloodmyst/Azuremyst quests, back to Darkshore hubs (nope), Westfall, got the go to Redridge Mountains quest
  • Going for third battle plans in Redridge, went to sap the Thrasher near it, someone else came and attacked but I accidentally hit instead of sapped.  They killed him - I got the kill - ALL DONE...NEXT!
  • /played 15 hours, 22 minutes.  At 15 for 10 minutes

Ironrokrgirl, BE paladin ironman
  • 34 -
  • Seal of Insight working out better than Seal of Command. Huh.
  • Keep forgetting Blessing of Kings…
  • Had enough Stranglethorn, off to Arathi
  • Explore Arathi Basin
  • Lvl 38 at Raventusk Village -> Hammer of Wrath, another attack spell!!!
  • 500 Quests, Hinterlands Quests
  • Level 40! /played about 1 day, 20 hours (44 hours)

Ironeficent, undead hunter ironman
  • 23 -
  • Northern Barrens,
  • Still 23

Lilbitgrisly, gnome monk blood thirsty
  • 1 - 9
  • Still killing things in Dun Morogh


Emails



Tents
Hi Ladies.
The collection of tents, crates and a non responsive portal on a hillside by Stormwind is the end boss from the Draenor 5 man dungeon Everbloom, where you go through a portal to the camp and fight a genesaur and his killer daisy friends.
You cannot hop down to the city from in the dungeon version of the camp, gotta port out.
Alisaunder


Grellic :)
Hi Aprillian, Leeta, Rogueslayer and Tedrah,

Hi Ladies hope you are all doing well :D. seeing as you all missed out last week enjoy this weeks one (hope I've made it in time for this week), as you will hear I have been playing with audacity a bit more the last few days. The music I have used is the NightSong track from the Cata album really like that track and can imagine tearing across The Barrens with the wind blowing through my mane whilst in cat form :D.

Grellic


Hi everyone, Setnuh here. I have been having a great time in-game, when I actually find time to play that is. I haven't had much time to play. In part because how amazing the weather has been. Its nice getting the kids outside to play. When I do get time to play I spend all of it either playing Setnuh or gathering mats for his professions on my hunter. I haven't even been logging in to any other characters to even do garrison up-keep or daily pet quests. For the time being I will continue to try to get Setnuh to lvl100 so I can possibly make him my main. Hopefully I can get him there by the next time there is a CoD fun run. Keep doing what you do and have a great show.

Well gotta run. I'm making dinner while hanging with kids and watching Short Circuit. Setnuh out





Addon Spotlight:

with Grand Nagus

Clan of Darkness Guild Updates


5/8 to 5/14
  • Chatroom giveaway from Hhark:
    • Mechanical Scorpid (awaiting toon name from last week via tweet to Leeta)
    • Mechanical Axebeak
    • Firewing
    • Ghastly Kid - Big G

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Haruspexia
20

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80
Setmuh
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Hhark
85

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Tiaa


100
Tiber
Last week’s 100’s:

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:

  • Grellic
  • GrandNagus
  • Big G - won chatroom pet - Ghastly Kid
  • Setnuh
  • Matahorn
  • Pixigirl came to say “Hello”

Leeta - Mention CoD Fun Run next week after the show - 10pm server time - will be setting up a Guild Event in the Calendar so sign up if you are keen to come along :)

Shout Outs & Thank You

Rhoh from Realm Maintenance - Thanks for the interview!!

Tedrah - :-(

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 420 - What About the Children

Aprillian, Leeta and Rogueslayer discuss another week of playing World of Warcraft, Blizzard's great MMORPG. With segments by Grand Nagus and Rogueslayer of Clan of Darkness. Contest Ongoing send an email to ctrlaltwow@gmail.com telling us how you play WoW, either as an altaholic or dealing with it in your family life to being placed in a drawing for a WoW Pet or an Authenticator.

Juuno and Pixie Girl!


Hello Ctrl Alt Wow darlings!!

I hope everyone is doing GREAT today!  Have a great show!

/great big hugs & kisses! *muah*

Juuno of Earthen Ring & Korialstrasz

p.s. Music this week is from Auchindoun!  



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What We've Been Doing:

Aprillian


Spent Garrison resources to get rush order for mines and leveling my follower
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Miner doesn’t even try to help out.

Used my battlestone upgrade on Elk
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Leeta

1/ CoD Fun Run - Siege of Orgrimmar
Wingy, Ashayo, Juuno, Tiber, Duvessae, Grand Nagus, Matahorn and myself.
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CoD Fun Run!
I tanked it on my DK!!! Was totally so much fun!
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But wait… Let me take a selfie!
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Selfie time!
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Thok Down!
Made it up to Garrosh and had 3 goes on him but just couldn’t quite get him!
2/ Boosted Druid
Was very excited to get all the flight paths in Northrend!! \o/
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Before!
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After!
3/ BloodThirsty
Alliance Draenai Shaman
Started in Draenai starting zone! Did few quests to begin (maybe 3) then decided no more - just going to kill and grind through mobs!
Made it over to Azurewatch and Level 7!
***Things to remember!***
1/ Do not play when tired!
2/ If i feel cocky about what I am doing - log off and do not play her!
3/ Think carefully when approaching new areas!
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Bloodthirsty Shaman! Rawr!
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Level 7!
4/ Malware
Had 2 nights of trying to figure how on earth i got some sort of virus/malware on my computer!
Do you know how stressful that feels like when you have no idea what happened???  Stressed to the max!!
Finally fixed with the help of Natanie but took over 5 hours all up!

Rogueslayer

Lilbitpaxic, gnome rogue Pacifist
  • 3 -
  • Finally earned a couple of silver so I could post on AH
  • Level 5 - /played 3 hours, 53 minutes!
  • Back to Kharanos - a QUEST!
  • Goldshire, Dolanar
  • Wandering around pantsless
  • Explore Elwynn Forest, Exodar area
  • Level 10 - /played 8 hours, 42 minutes
  • Most Westfall quests closed off, grabbed flightpoints, checked Loch Modan then Darkshore
  • Trying to stealth to Blackfathom Camp at 11, run down by 19 Ghostpaw Runner - barely made it!
  • Retreat to Azure Watch etc.
  • Got sap, but then had to buy a melee weapon
  • Gathering Penny’s Pumpkins for Pancakes is a marathon for little gnome legs -but got balloon quest en route!
  • 12, Low zone bouncing

Ironcrazed, BE hunter Ironman
  • 8 -
  • Explore Teldrassil
  • Went to DMF to do the bag thing to get some gold to buy linen to up First Aid to do DMF quest…
  • 15 /played 4 hours, 3 minutes
  • Tamed Terrapis, the rare purple turtle in Elwynn Forest:
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  • Renamed to Lavendiron
  • 18, Lakeridge

Sanguinity, BE hunter Blood Thirsty
  • 16 -
  • No DMF for her!
  • Ghostlands
  • In the Dead Scar, another player killed off the Risen Stalker I was fighting - marred my perfect record (888 Killing Blows/889 Kills)!
  • Explore Ghostlands
  • Silverpine Forest, Hillsbrad Foothills
  • Finally sold enough on AH to get better bags!
  • 20 - /played 8 hours, 14 minutes
  • Dandred’s Fold, eyeing two 24 Argus Shadow Mages, when 3rd apparated in front of me! Eeek!
  • Fought a bunch in Stahnbrad, getting the flight point (24/25 v my 20)
  • 20, Hillsbrad Foothills

Ironrokrgirl, BE paladin
  • 34 -
  • DMF run
  • Green Hills of Stranglethorn
  • 35, Cape of Stranglethorn


Emails



It’s not a draft anymore!
Hello Ctrl Alt WoW girls, @Patchworkgirl_g here
I’ve started this email a few weeks ago and kept it unfinished for a while in my draft folder, now I finally managed to wrap it up and hit thatsend button.
I hope you are all doing well :) Been listening to your show since last year and I just LOVE it!
First thing I do on a Monday morning when I get on the train to work is “push play > CtrlAltWoW”. Your show always gives me a good mood, so I can start the work-week with a smile. Maybe one day I manage to stay up till 1 am. at night and get into the chatroom to send hugs and kisses to everyone during live recording.
I’ve been playing WoW since 2008, done almost everything in game from progress raiding to PVP, role-play, levelling alts horde/alliance, leading a guild etc. but as it generally happens, we get older, RL gets serious and we have to put the toys aside… :(
I took a longer break from the game during Pandaria because I had to relocate with work to another country. I live now in Germany but I still play on an EU-English server. When I talk to wow players and tell them where I come from, first thing they ask me “why aren’t you playing on a german server?
Germany has it’s own servers and you can also get the client in the same language, but I somehow got used the everything around Blizzard in English :P (blogs, sites, podcasts). There is also a games convention GamesCom here, which I attend each year where Blizzard makes an appearance and tries to bring a bit of BlizzCon to Europe, but the main target audience remains the german speaking countries.
I have included some pics I’ve took in 2013 & 2014 so you can get an image of how it looks like at the convention. I will try to send you later in August a few more after this year’s convention.  http://patchworkgirl.imgur.com/
Back to WoW….after managing to sort out a bit of work-life balance, I’ve returned to Draenor on a casual level. I do miss progress raiding but I simply cannot manage to get the time for it. Now days I spend my time in-game with collecting toys, running after achievements and doing daily garrison chores. I love every aspect of the game, even on a casual level, somehow it feels nice not to be under pressure and pursue other fun things in-game.
Big thanks to Rogueslayer for the tip of how to get from Timeless Isle to Gorgrond! My squishy Alt-Mage made it safe to shore using your guide from ep. 417.
Big thanks to Aprillian, Leeta and Tedrah too for all the little tips and adventures you mention and talk about during the show. I've really learned a lot from you girls of how to make this game fun and enjoyable on a casual level.
Bye for now! Keep up the good spirt!
@Patchworkgirl_g




Pets
Hey guys.
This expansion my pet collecting has become my main drive so i recommend using the upgrade stones on a hydraling, shore crab or winter reindeer or terrible turnip.
The Hydraling has a great shield, a strong chomp and rips up enemies at will. He often solos the garrison missions.
Turnip has a group heal and the ability to not kill what it attacks, vital for pet capturing and the group heal can keep your levelling pet topped off which reduces downtime between battles.
Reindeer also has a group heal and a so so stomp.
Shore Crab i just picked up last week and it is fantastic. Has a heal and a good attack. I love having that heal available. I think it might have a healing rain that lasts several rounds too, which you can cast just before you switch out pets.
These are not pets people insist are the best, but you will be doing a great deal of pet levelling and these will make it easier for you to raise the pets you do need, up to 25. And, they are all pretty easy to get.
Spawn of Onyxia is a nice dragon kin with a good heal, and breath weapon plus tail slap.
Harpy youngling has done good work for me as well, it's base attack throws 2-3 quills and is fast so usually goes first.
One thing to consider when capturing wild pets is their breed. I don't think you can tell breeds until a pet is captured but breeds adjust the stats on a pet to have more health or more speed or more damage, so the breeds that are more fun for you will help you enjoy your battles more I think.
You will need one 25 in each family, no family is better than another because of the changing families you will fight, unless you focus on just a few battles.
And lastly, a levelling trick is to put one pet, say level 5, first in your lineup then go fight a lvl 15 pet in the wild. Do damage first thing then switch out the levelling pet so the other two who are 25 can kill the 15s.
The levelling pet only needs to survive one hit and will get bonus xp for fighting higher enemies.
Some prefer to switch the low pet in mid fight then out, but then he has to survive potentially two attacks. Much more dangerous.
Oh, Alterac Brew Pup is also a good pet having that heal.
I like to discover my own pet teams to fight the boss battles, rather than going with what everyone says to use but I am more relaxed I think, and want to enjoy puttering around with my collection not turn it into work.
I can beat Jeremy Feasel and most of my garrison battles so far, so good enough till I level more up.
Alisaunder


In WoW
I have about 30 alts across 7 servers, 5 garrisons and no time left in the day so lately I've cut back on the mines and gardens every day plucking.
I set up missions on as many as I can bear to deal with, do my garrison pet battles to start building up charms for 6.2, renew my furs orders at the barn and then I breathe.
If it is Monday I farm fur crates while listening to podcasts.
Tuesday Wednesday I farm Highmaul for the stones Khadgar wants or Foundry if I can stand it.
Thursday pet battling in the wild. Maybe some old raids for rep or pets or mounts or for fun.
Friday I play Civilization .
Saturday listen to more podcasts and farm more furs.  Farm new pets. Auction House. Whatever feels like FUN. Then raid in evening.
Sunday more podcasts including one I am on, more pets. More fun.
This week I worked on pet battle achievements, collecting pets in Silithis and Thousand needles with a stop in at Onyxia. Got my rogue to 100 and her garrison to lvl 3.
Levelled up a new hunter to 10 because I'm crazy and a podcast was live. :)
Ran Sky Reach on the mage I don't know how to play because I felt like completing an inn mission. She's 100 with table mission gear and even not knowing how to play a mage well was top dps which was scary to think of.
My shadow priest bonus rolled the Foundry staff on Gruel she desperately needed and got a great pair of purple shoulders from the table Foundry cache so transmogged her ugly dress to a lovely purple dress from Wrath and a Zandalari staff.
That's about it. On warcraftpets.com I'm #85 on my server in the top 25,000 in the US and I love that.
Alisaunder


Sharping Knives on my Dick
So here is my latest audio hope its up to standard and I also attached a pic for the show notes
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Just noticed I said fathers mother is dead to me not her me and Fat Nanna are fine I have called her fat Nanna since I was 5 don't judge me its farm Nanna mums mother is dead to me she said the wrong thing to me and incurred my death stare.

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Enjoying getting Bloody
Hello CAW Ladies,
    Well I am writing to you lovely ladies to tell of the new fun I am having. I was levelling a bunch of my level 90's to 100 as you do, then I heard about the Blood Thirsty Challenge from Leeta, Ashayo and Wingstar. I am almost always up for a new way to level so I joined in and made a new Character on an Oceanic server. We went Alliance and I chose a Druid called Bloodyclaw. We decided to level to 10 to start which didn't take that long but I was hooked. So I made a new toon for the Challenge called Bloodymata. She is a Night elf Hunter. I have two things I am actively trying to do and they are to Not die and to get to the top of Leaderboard. As of Friday Night She was level 24 and she is now in the top 10.
   Anyway Ladies just thought I would tell you of my progress. I tell you only being able to do 3 quests per level is killing me. It has the slowness of levelling in Vanilla. Better get back to it!
Bye!
Matahorn


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Welcome, wow 8 toons, 16 flawlees awessom
Another sid the squid!!

Addon Spotlight:

with Grand Nagus
Fight Map Enhanced and Times

Clan of Darkness Guild Updates


5/1 - 5/7
  • Chatroom giveaway from Hhark:
    • Mechanical Axebeak
    • Mechanical Scorpid - Poikle (sp?)
    • Firewing
    • Ghastly Kid

10
Storra
60

20
Taeylin
70
Sumjin
30
Hhark
80

40
Tynkr
85

50
Tynkr
Haruspexia
90



100

Last week’s 100’s: Leitarr, Darkmata, Epril, Matadoria, Ephedra

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:

Shout Outs & Thank You


Wingy for cleaning up the bank