Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 634 - Virtual Ticket

Recorded Monday, October 7, 2019 2000

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 634 - Virtual Ticket

Aprillian, Constraxx, Vrishna, Grand Nagus and guest hosts discuss another week of playing World of Warcraft, Blizzard's greatest MMORPG. The show features audio segments and email submissions from our lovely listeners. Guild Round up from Constraxx.
If you want to join the conversations on the show, we have a live chatroom with in-game giveaways moderated by chatroom-guru Constraxx. We record Live on our Twitch.tv page twitch.tv/ctrlaltwowpodcast
We also have an ongoing contest. Send an email to ctrlaltwow@gmail.com telling us how you play WoW, either as an altoholic or dealing with it in your family life to being placed in a drawing for a WoW Pet or an Authenticator.

Vrishna Scholarship:
Write somewhere in email that you would like to be considered for a one month of Wow in honor of Vrishna.

This week in WoW:

Battle For Azeroth Dungeon Event begins
DMF ongoing

The month of October in WoW:

The Great Gnomeregan Run on the 12th
Pet Battle Bonus Event begins on the 15th - 27th
PvP Brawl: Deepwind Dunk 15th - 27th
Hallow’s End Oct 18th - Nov 1st
Timewalking: The Burning Crusade 22nd - 29th
PvP Brawl: Southshore vs Tarren Mill 22nd - 29th
Arena Skirmish Bonus Event 22nd - 29th


What We've Been Doing:


Aprillian






Constraxx

Leveling Killer Instinct style.  Party sync. 20 times less exp with max level vs level 52 while grouped up with no party sync.  Quest reward buffed as you level over 20k exp for very easy turn in, smallest exp reward at level 59 is 8k exp. Gear scales for quest reward, very handy.

Party sync turned on spurts you on same quest chain, but not exactly on same quest if you are about to turn in, better to turn on party sync at the beginning of a questing area or at the beginning of a new chapter in quests, or be prepared to repeat quests.

Flying unlocked at 60, as soon as you hit that milestone you get two prompts, what zone to pursue (Outland vs. Northrend) and learn flying for 60 gold minus reputation discount 5% per level (Stormwind / Orgrimmar)
My first time ever doing anything for Loremaster in the old zones, my Gnome Rogue is responsible for 3 zones, the quest turn in are super fast when using enchants on heirlooms + sharpening stones on weapons, regardless of specialization.  This week I have achieve level 61, 9 levels just in Hinterlands, exp dropped by 25% when i went past level 60. I was getting really good exp for herbing and mining all the way through the leveling process, archeology hit over 136 in not too hard of questing zones, i Did have to go to Stranglethorn Vale and Booty bay to clear some of the dig sites, not all the Flightpaths are available on the toy so I also got discovery exp.
PvP Galore, 2 quests resolved, killing Horde in Nazmir for 25 players down, enough Marks of honor for 4 of the Notorious Recipes, Shield, Boots, Belt, and Spellblade plush Shanker.

Farming Cataclysm mats on 7 characters, Fishing, Mining, Herbing, Archeology, debating a boost or not on a Gnome on a low pop server, needed volatile earth for transmute pyrium, went to deepholm and boom, 16 volatile earth from transmute living elements.  Running Vortex Pinnacle before first boss, jump off the edge, spawn near start exit and reset all instances.

Travel to archeological digs while watching about 20 movies, and 15 fight scenes in Deadpool 2, a little rough but so worth it, violence is very soothing when you’re half asleep fishing while a character is on a flightpath on the other screen.

Cooking impossible while on my elegon mount.  Chat was much better when i unlocked the 3rd item on my heart of azeroth, not too many kills, but i’m a whole lot harder to die.  I keep them entertained while the bulk of the troops rally to my fighting location.

I went to turn in conquest reward and there was a chest in the PvP table area of boralus harbour, I looted for a 420 pvp ring with good stats for my class, my iLvl is now 421.

I played a Heroic Warfront, i looked in premade groups for a custom group and 30 of us went in for some 430 loot, with a socket no less.  

Considering my options for garrison, halfhill and north rend.  Cataclysm can be hit and miss, 7 days of hard digging in Kalimdor and no canoptic jar for 4 days, 2 jars next day with no luck on Recipe for vial of the sands on another server.

Grand Nagus

BlizzCon wall

Classic:

Warlock level 22
Tailoring at 134, so i’m almost done with wool cloth, need 16 more skill points to be able to craft silk bags (10 slot)
Rogue level 21
Engineering at 110, need to get some Tin Ore now. (Mining at 93)
Hunter level 14

Priest level 22 -> 28
First toon to have more then 10g and the first toon to have 2 bank slots (same price as in retail, 1g.
Alchemy leveling to 106 → 154, on Stranglekelp now.
Fishing to 186 

Shaman level 13
Leatherworking at 131 finished with Light Leather, need to level her to where she can get Medium Leather.

Warrior level 13
Blacksmithing at 66.

Mage level 11
Enchanting at 47

Druid level 1

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Hello everyone!

Here are my audios for this week.  Our Blast from the Past explores a bit of episode 387.  Enjoy!

--Kyle


Hi Aprillian, Constraxx & Grand Nagus !

Hope you've all had a great week in and out of Wow.  I've been playing mostly wow classic. My priest Rarebitt in the Clan of Darkness Guild on Pagle is now level 25.  Shes going very slowly, but I'm enjoying the long and sometimes relaxing grind. And a huge thankyou to Grand Nagus for making Rarebitt her very first classic pet, a cute little mechanical squirrel !!!!!.  Havent played much on retail Wow, although I did start the questline for the bee.

Outside of Wow, things have been a bit busy IRL, I've been training for a 10km race coming up in 2 weeks time.  I certainly dont expect to win it, but just to finish in under an hour would be nice ! Its also been very hot here, although it is nearly Summer again, and I've been enjoying listening to Ctrl Alt wow and Corpse Run Radio podcasts on my long, hot training runs.  Keep up the great work !!!!

Looking forward to Blizzcon too, although I wont be able to go there in person, will get the virtual ticket and be awake at about 4 am Australian time to watch it :)

Anyway thats all from me for now.  Have a wonderful week everyone.

Rarebitt












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Each week GrandNagus takes a closer look at some of the most useful World of Warcraft addons out there.

Talk about some addons that have a WoWClassic version



You can find GrandNagus on Twitter @GrandNagus1, or by email at towerofcommerce@gmail.com

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Guild Updates: September 30 - October 7

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Last week’s 120’s:
Mstake is max.




Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:

“Ctrl Alt WoW” guild alliance on Pagle
10 members : Aprillia, Beataa, Dapril, Btor, Vapril Lvl 1…
Rillian, Bhernardette, Pokahondras Lvl 6…
Boodee, Prillian Lvl 7.

“Clan of Darkness” guild horde on Pagle
Kmpec, Matasham, Lvl 1
Deepril Lvl 3
Huesuda Lvl 4
Matarita, Matashamm, Auruk, Poons Lvl 6
Shyllar, Tiaa, Epryl, Poonz Lvl 7
Aprillian Lvl 9
Matahorrn Lvl 12
Matahornn Lvl 13
Matarossa Lvl 16
Trelane Lvl 22
Rarebit Lvl 25

Guild Chat App - Discord 

Trying a 24/7 chat app for guildies to join and just keep in contact and have chats with during IRL :) Also has a voice channel just like vent/mumble! And very easy to use! :)

The App is Discord - https://discord.gg/0gr8ON8GpXJQrJHy 

And we have a CtrlAltWoW Server - so check out the link above for invite.

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Shout Outs & Thank You






Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 633 - The Pot Of Gold At The End Of The Rainbow?!?

Recording Monday, September 30, 2019 2230

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 633 - The Pot Of Gold At The End Of The Rainbow?!?

Aprillian, Constraxx, Vrishna, Grand Nagus and guest hosts discuss another week of playing World of Warcraft, Blizzard's greatest MMORPG. The show features audio segments and email submissions from our lovely listeners. Guild Round up from Constraxx.
If you want to join the conversations on the show, we have a live chatroom with in-game giveaways moderated by chatroom-guru Constraxx. We record Live on our Twitch.tv page twitch.tv/ctrlaltwowpodcast
We also have an ongoing contest. Send an email to ctrlaltwow@gmail.com telling us how you play WoW, either as an altoholic or dealing with it in your family life to being placed in a drawing for a WoW Pet or an Authenticator.

Vrishna Scholarship:
Write somewhere in email that you would like to be considered for a one month of Wow in honor of Vrishna.

This week in WoW:

PvP Brawl: Cooking Impossible begins.
Battleground Bonus Event begins.
DMF begins on sunday, oct. 6th
Brewfest still going, ending on sunday oct. 6th.


What We've Been Doing:


Deva Marie’s twitter post of the Dolly and Dot song.

Aprillian






Constraxx

Fishing, Mining, Herbing, Cataclysm, Eastern Kingdom, Kalimdor, Halfhill, Garrison, selling anything good that is not chained to the floor. 375 auctions and counting, about 150k profit this week, slow and steady climb, much spent on Mats from the AH to craft.

Current handicap is Volatile fires at 59 gold each on AH.  Easier to farm at throne of elements with fishing while watching a movie, dual box 2 fishermen on separate realms, Warmode on/off depending how imbalanced your realm is.

Can definately notice when the High school kids are in class, much easier to win Hearthstone or do incursions.  Getting Conquest rewards from Incursions with Warmode on.

Heart of Azeroth nearly at 65, had to buy an effect from unshackled only had 2 prior, running LFR to remove the quest from questlog about the aqueous reliquiary, part of Heart of Azeroth progression.  3 effects and HoA 65 will signal the semi retirement of main until next expansion… unless there are goods to be crafted for the AH.

“Wetlands Quests” complete storyline finished on Level 51 Gnome rogue, 2 sharp daggers and poison make a big buff into DPS quick completion of the zone.  Also having a 2 seater mount you can buff/shrink travel speed vs time spent on archeology for fast leveling. I have leveled about 9 rogues with varying degree of speed and usually good success rate in dungeons, this gnome rogue is leveling without dungeons, the experience is completely different, mining and herbing then shipping the materials to a resource poor AH character. The Toy to get all the FP is invaluable if you dont have a friend or second account to fly you around.

No equipment until later on, so rivers have to be swam across, the amber scorpion is surprisingly lifelike when wading across water, the tail seems to propel it like a crocodile.

“The Fourth War” completed war campaing in Battle for Azeroth.

“Power Creep” raise an essence to Rank 3 for the Heart of Azeroth via the Heartforge.

Collecting a lot of whiptail and cinderbloom on multiple servers, gearing for production style assembly line for mounts and resurrecting farming at Halfhill for cheap mats to craft Living Steel (currently very expensive on my server)

Grand Nagus


Classic:
Warlock level 22
Rogue level 21
Hunter level 14
Priest level 14 -> 22
Alchemy leveling to 106, needing Bruiseweed now to continue.
Fishing to 142 fishing for Oily Blackmouth for the Blackmouth Oil in Alchemy to make the Swim Speed Potion.
Shaman level 13
Warrior level 12
Mage level 11
Druid level 1


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Hello everyone,

Sorry about the lapse last week.  Don't have much news for this week, but at least I remembered to do a submission :)

Have fun in game, waiting for school settle down enough so I can carve some game time in.  I think someone fed the Freshmen after midnight, many have turned into gremlins. When did it ever become ok to intentionally break rulers and lab equipment?  Kids these days!

--Kyle














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Each week GrandNagus takes a closer look at some of the most useful World of Warcraft addons out there.

Addon(s) of the week:




You can find GrandNagus on Twitter @GrandNagus1, or by email at towerofcommerce@gmail.com

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Guild Updates: XXX-XXX

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Last week’s 120’s:





Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:


Guild Chat App - Discord 

Trying a 24/7 chat app for guildies to join and just keep in contact and have chats with during IRL :) Also has a voice channel just like vent/mumble! And very easy to use! :)

The App is Discord - https://discord.gg/0gr8ON8GpXJQrJHy 

And we have a CtrlAltWoW Server - so check out the link above for invite.

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Shout Outs & Thank You