What We Did
Sunday I totally reevaluated my RAF technique and realized my RAF accounts should be easy toons and the ones on my Referred account should be throw away leaving some low level to up level. I botched up in that I should have made all hunters on the referred account.
Then I became obsessed with getting a yeti
Ran Primall and Iwari around until Primal got to 41 and got to wear mail and Iwari got to 50. I'm not sure how many levels she has to grant, pretty sure it's been 2 since I transferred her. She was also able to level up Engineering and I wasted time on that.
Friday night I took Drame and Queaa into WC with Ardrion. We cleared and did the last escort quest. That was fun
Sat, back to reevaluation. First I made a Shaman on the master account thinking I would use the lower level (10-25) to get that one up. I realized it should be a character I wasn't good at. and decided to get the level 40 guys to 60. Went back to STV to finish those quests.
Dual-boxing herbalism - Hiide flying around Hellfire Peninsula, and Glaciuss riding (Yes, I bought him an epic mount) around Barrens and Stonetalon. Fast-paced farming!
Ashwhack, the warrior, reached level 30 ; so have my second Kodo. Having real trouble organising all the spells and abilities, and knowing when to use what during a fight (Suggestions welcome)
At 30, got Beserker stance to add to the confusion. Also got the quest for a nice 2H weapon. Very tough for a 30 - have to kill a 40 elite at the end, as well as elementals in Arathi Highland, and Trolls in STV.
Ashayo raiding Gruul & Mags. Actually won some nice gloves ; similar stats to existing gloves, but have 2 gem sockets as well.
Attunement to MC on 60 Mage with some guildies in prep for raid in a couple of weeks.
Planning on running Gnomeregan next week. Rushed Rogue from 20-25 in order to get Rig Wars quest for Triprunner Dungarees ; but wasn't being offered. Need to get that quest *before* you get Chief Engineer Scooty quest?!
In response to my last email, and subsequent episodes of Ctrl Alt Wow... I'm continuing my thread on transformations...
First... Aprillian and her druid toon... now that he's past lv10 and has a free teleport to Moonglade, it should be easy to get training... simply cast the spell, run to the trainer and then hearth back to whatever place you were in before...
There IS a Druid trainer in Silvermoon City... look at the city map (press M)... see the little patch of green just about center on the map?
There's a female druid there (the only one) and she happens to be a trainer...
Oh... as a complete aside... I'm NOT in the Beta... just curious enough about the stuff I've been emailing about to make a point to learn some of the best ways to get or accomplish them...
Now... on to the topic of transformation...
Specifically... Ashayo mentioned he's like to know how to get the Polymorph: Pig spell for his mage...
Be ready... for it is a quest chain frought with peril the likes of which...
Ahh... who am I kidding... it's actually pretty easy...
At level 60, go to Archmage Xylem in Azshara, he'll have a quest called 'Warlord Krellian'... basically, the Archmage has sensed another source of magic (a Prismatic Shell) and wants YOU to go and get it (and of course kill the creature that has it)...
Warlord Krellian is at 41,52 in a temple... if I remember correctly, he has a single guard and is a lv55... so not terribly difficult to kill solo...
Take the shell back to the Archmage (the guy that was too lazy to go get the shell himself)... and he'll give you another quest... this time to TEST the shell's magic power...
Carry the shell with you and polymorph the Spitelash Nagas that you will find at the ruins below the Archmage's tower... after a few seconds, some clones will spawn... they move FAST, so as soon as you see them, drop them with a Frost Nova or Arcane Explosion... AOE the little sheeplets... the shell will collect their essences...
You can even use Arcane Explosion level1... the clones die THAT easily...
After 50 essences (and the completion of the quest), go back to the Archmage and he teaches you the Polymorph: Pig spell.
Yeah... it's THAT easy.
Oh... here's something to whet your appetite for the upcoming expansion... MORE Polymorph variations for Mages!
Specifically... Endora Moorehead (an NPC in Dalaran) will sell the Tome of Polymorph: Snake and Tome of Polymorph: Black Cat for the low, low bargain price of only 2500g each! Be wary, though... these are rep-dependent and will be of limited quantity... so hopefully they will be BoP items to stop people from simply buying them and dropping them onto the AH at a ridiculous markup...
Also... for those that will take Inscription as a profession... there will be a Glyph that will alter your Polymorph spell to produce a Penguin instead of a Sheep!
And now I'll leave you with an easter egg (as always), a future mysterious topic... and a little extra cookie!
First... the easter egg...
In fact... I'll put in two...
In Dire Maul North, when doing a tribute run, you are required to create an ogre suit to fool one of the guards. The quest requires you to get an Ogre Tannin out of a basket; once the tannin is removed, an ogre will run down the steps yelling "It puts the tannin in the basket, or else it gets the club again!"
This is a reference to the movie 'Silence of the Lambs' during a scene involving the killer and his captive. If you're not old enough to have seen this movie... ask someone about it. (See? Ol' Blade can be PC when he needs to be...)
Also... there's a ring that drops (I think it's in the Scarlet Monastery)... it's a blue... binds on equip... has some +stamina and some +attack power... but what's REALLY noteworthy is it's name... Mark of Kern.
Named after... the man... the legend... the World of Warcraft Team Lead... Mark Kern!
So... as promised... (not that the more astute among you can't do a little Armory-surfing and find out this information anyway...)
I've decided to reveal my server - so that you can all come and say 'hi'!
Come find me on Bladetusk (or do a /who of the guild I'm in and ask for me...)
The Server? Ghostlands
The Guild? Raiders of the Lost Orc
Next week? A Paladin ranged weapon!
As always, an awesome podcast guys!
Blade / Michael
Auho here, I have to tell you guys it has finally happened after listening to CtrlAltWow since episode 11 I have finally started a second account. I have officially stared multi-boxing as off a week ago. So far most of the time i have been doing the refer a friend with my fiancée so we can get a few more characters up into the 60's before Wrath. As soon as we calm down on that though and school eases up some (second semester of my junior year in college) I planning on creating a paladin and a shaman. I really miss my level 70 alliance paladin ever since I left him to come play horde side and a shaman because that class has always fascinated me. If it wasn't for you guys I don't think i would of had the courage to try it.
Also I listened to Aprillian's interview on on How I Wow, I thought that was a very entertaining show. I thought it was very interesting how she used to play the sims online because I remember seeing it in stores but never picking it up. Also a few weeks ago Aprillian mentioned she did two podcasts ever since I have been wondering what the other one was. I know that everyone that writes in says how great you guys are and I am going to say it also. I have 30ish podcast that i download every week and there are five that i listen to for sure and then i listen to the others if i have time. And at the top of that list is CtrlAltWow!! You guys are great and I look forward to hearing you every week!!!!
Your fan Auho level 70 druid Deathwing PVP US
Is Glanthur going to come back, and if so are you guys going to do a three person show. That would be awesome!!!
Greetings Ashayo and /wink Aprillian,
Just finished the brewfest episodes and it always amazes me how into the game y’all are. The point of view each of you takes is very refreshing and reminds me of how I felt when I first started playing the game.
After a long day of grinding new teams (this time through questing and not boosting in instances) I decided I’d fix myself a sandwich. But what’s this there was only an enough lunch meat left for one. How can this be, whatever shall I do? After spending about 3 minutes thinking about what else I was going to eat I realized that there is only one of me, and thus no need to feed myself 4 times. This thought shocked the hell out of me. Have I really been playing WoW and multi-boxing too much? Which I guess brings me to the main point of this email, when was the first moment y’all realized WoW had taken over your lives?