Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 164 - Vrishna Dings 80
Recording Sunday, April 25, 2010
Aprillian, Ashayo, Virshna and Jeppy discuss another week of playing World of Warcraft, Blizzard's great MMORPG. Contest Ongoing send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 month free of WoW or a $10 iTunes Gift Card or an Authenticator, they are back in the store.
What We've Been Doing:
Juuno Asks a Real Question
Epril got to wear [Wicked Witch's Band]
Accidentally got in a non heroic Culling - then got Violet Hold. Which was funny
Guy in og named Signatures
Friday morning did a random and got TOC. Group finished and immediately signed up for another random, got Nexus. Only one person dropped.
* Completed step [Roasted Worg] of achievement [The Northrend Gourmet]. - 04/25/2010 -
* Completed step [Wintergrasp Fortress] of achievement [Wintergrasp Ranger]. - 04/25/2010 -
* Earned the achievement [500 Honorable Kills]. - 04/25/2010 -
* Has now completed [Loken kills (Heroic Halls of Lightning)] 7 times. - 04/24/2010 -
* Has now completed [Keristrasza kills (Heroic Nexus)] 12 times. - 04/23/2010 -
Got my Argent Pony.
Aprillian & Vrishna
Pvp flag on Venture bay?
Wed morning did VH with Virinya while triple boxing Aprillian, Epril & Auruk.
Thu Drak'thar Keep, Epril got scourge thing for JC quest.
Utgarde Pinnacle and lvl 80
Alliance hooligans from Silvermoon to Tranquillen.
- Gunship battle , one-shot Saurfang! Festergut down to 13% then 0.9% (13k). Destined to have super close wipes in this group.
- Marrowgar down easily. Not enough melee for Deathwhisper. Wemb swapped to offtank with Straddle going ret, and got her down. Did Gunship battle alot easier this week.
- 1-shot rotface. Won new gloves that arn't an upgrade, but have haste. So gives me some flexibility if I get upgrades that push me way over hit cap (which is on my current gloves)
- Blood Queen down - with 1 person left up!
- Working on Putricide - 11%
- After reset, tore through Marrowgow and Deathwhisper, Gunship. won new bracers. Got Saurfang down before 1st mark. Done in under 45 mins.
- Two healed Festergut (only 1 tank swap) Won Abracadavar, just coz it summons a cadaver. One wipe on rotface and then down
- Professor Putricide down! Achievement [The Plagueworks]. Ashayo hit exalted with The Ashen Verdict on the last trash before Dreamwalker at the end of the night.
Ashayo -Sarth 3D for the weekly. Ostira won the drake.
Group up with some AIE folks to do VoA on Asheal - won t10 gloves
Pud - Single tanked Noth
Ashariss - VoA. Took a few goes to get Toravon down - including a wipe at 40k. Won tier 10 gloves - and got [Needy] achievement
Ashield - Gundrak. After 2nd boss, somehow pull 3 groups of mobs and wiped. dps voted to kick tank for not holding aggro!
Pudendal - H Halls of Reflection - Zooe, Temp, Wing. Several wipes, including one where we'd killed the mobs, but the LK killed Sylvanas at the same time. Finally got it down, and won tanking neck upgrade
Started Black Smithing on Pud. Stupid AH prices, so farming some ore.
Pud - Enough frost emblems to buy 2 tier 10 peices - hands and legs. Now the same GS as Tempeste
Ashayo - Tier-10 legs
Ashariss - Randoms until enough for another 245 ring - [Heartmender Circle]
Warrior tank telling me not to gem for str, but go way over soft cap on def and stack stam. He says his defense is 750
Email #1 from Acaldraa
Hey Ctrl Alt Wow Crew,
First of all, thank you for having me on for an interview, it was defiantly a lot of fun! Thank you for the kind words. This week has defiantly been an interesting one on my front. I have been running a few raids and get some more phat loots in ICC 10. A sweet set of boots that have awesome itemization for a paladin, even if they are leather and a shiny 2hander of Lord M. As a result of this awesome weapon upgrade, I have decided to put the prot gear on the shelf for a bit and work a bit more on the ret side of things... Of course this means that I need to enchant and gem so new gear. In other news, I took a look at Aprillian's armory and first of all I would just like to say, nice work with gearing up, you are defiantly ready to get some raiding down. However, I did see two items that could be improved if you so desire. Your 219 ring can easily be replaced with the Heartmender Circle from the badge vendor in Dalaran. Also, your chest can be replaced with the tier 9 chest from the Argent Torny vendor. These two items will run you a total of 85 badges and will defiantly improve your GS *wink wink*.
To Ashayo and Virishana, when you get your paladins to 80, I would be happy to help you guys out as you chose glyphs/gems and gear/stat priority.
Well that's all for now, thanks again,
Acaldraa, Champion of the Frozen Wastes
Alea Iacta Est
Email #2 from crashoveride
I just wanted to write in and say thatkyou for all the laughs. I enjoy you podcast and find it very uplifting. That being said I have 3 80 tanks and haven't found any tanking podcast do you guys know of any? Once again thanx for the great show.
Main, crashoveride, blackwater raiders.
Shout out to the guild zero tolerance, I love running with you all!
Email #3 from Tuggboat
Tuggboat here form the Bloodhoof server.
I love your show, and love playing many alts! My favorites are my 80 prot pally, and my 80 resto shaman. Some of my favorite things to do in game are to raid and to make things with the professions. I also have a few lower lvl toons that I like to play if i just want to relax or run low lvl stuff with some freinds.
Your show has been great lately and I look forward to listening every week. I often listen at work, and get some funny looks when I burst out laughing.
Hearing Aprillian read an email and say- "oo-la-la" refering to Sir Jepys sultry voice may have been the best moment in show history.
Grats to Vrishna on 77! It's been great to hear about all your experiences leveling up through all the different areas of azeroth!
I'm suprised no one suggested going to storm peaks to start on the hodir chain. The dailies that you open up are some of the best XP and gold in the game and its a great place to get mats for the stuff you need at 80. That quest chain also has some very cool lore that leads you into the halls of lightning and ulduar. From the sound of things I would reccomend going protection/ret with the pally since they are so awesome for doing groups at 80.
Well thanks for the great podcacst and keep up the good work. For Gnomergan!
Email #4 from Kilrog
Subject: Disapearing pie and chocolate
Ding! Hit. 80 last night on my priest. 80 number five. I now have all 4 healers and a warrior.
After listening to ur Easter episode I wanted to share my experience with disaperating stuff from my bags.
I was in my very first random heroic as a shadow priest. I was given some Mage pie and we got started. The healer was having trouble with mana on the undergeared tank. I offered to swich to healing. When I went to eat my pie IT Was Gone!!
Thankfully later on when I switched back to shadow it reappeared in my bag.
This is my 3rd email ghitta 80 druid
Grab your sword and fight the horde!
Sent from my iPhone :)
Email #5 from ElfofShadows
Hello CtrlAltWow Crew,
After reviewing the class previews (Druid, Death Knights, and Paladins)
I was pretty skeptical about most of the Paladin changes.
I'm going to be hoping that the Paladin pet would be something totally awesome not another
warlock, or death knight pet. It would be cool if it entered a battle with a bright light around it.
But I thought again it's going to annoy someone won't it?
Crusader Strike FINALLY you know how many times I would have to take breaks from leveling a paladin.
"Crusader Strike will be a core ability for all paladins, gained at level 1. We think the paladin leveling experience is hurt by not having an instant attack. Retribution will be getting a new talent in its place that either modifies Crusader Strike or replaces it completely"
The only fun thing to do as a paladin leveling up was to keep reactivating the seal during combat during the leveling levels, and jumping up, and down. D:
I'm pretty content with everything else.
You now ACTUALLY need SKILL to play a Ret paladin instead of face planting your head onto the keyboard, and drooling on it...
Blinding Shield (level 81): Causes damage and blinds all nearby targets. This effect might end up only damaging those facing the paladin’s shield, in a manner similar to Eadric the Pure's ability Radiance in Trial of the Champion. The Holy tree will have a talent to increase the damage and critical strike chance, while the Protection tree will have a talent to make this spell instant cast. 2-second base cast time. Requires a shield.
Looking foward to be playing my prot paladin during Cata.
Wow! Since I play a druid as a main (Resto/Balance) I'm going to be sad losing the ToLF. :( I don't want to show my armor. D: I'm a night elf female with NO MOHAWK!
"Restoration druids will have a new talent called Efflorescence, which causes a bed of healing flora to sprout beneath targets that are critically healed by Regrowth."
Eclipse: We are moving Eclipse from a talent into a core mechanic of the class and making it less random. Balance druids will have a new UI element that shows a sun and a moon. Whenever they cast an Arcane spell, it will move the UI closer to the sun, and buff their Nature damage. Whenever they cast a Nature spell, it will move the UI closer to the moon, and buff their Arcane damage. The gameplay intention is to alternate Arcane and Nature spells (largely Starfire and Wrath) to maintain the balance.
Wouldn't this just make druids alternate each spell using starfire and wrath to maximize damage output? - ElfofShadows (Auchindoun)
Okay thanks for reading this.
WILD MUSHROOM WILD MUSHROOM WILD MUSHROOM
Wild Mushroom (Level 85): Grows a magical mushroom at the target location. After 4 seconds the mushroom becomes invisible. Enemies who cross the mushroom detonate it, causing it to deal area-of-effect damage, though its damage component will remain very effective against single targets. The druid can also choose to detonate the mushroom ahead of time. This is primarily a tool for the Balance druid, and there will be talents that play off of it. No cooldown. 40-yard range. Instant cast.
Email #6 from Croze
Yoyo Ctrl-Alt Wow Crew
Love the show guys, my favorite WoW podcast that helps to make my week at work far less dull J
I’m Levelling up some Alliance toons at the moment (boo hiss) which is a change for me as I usually play Horde (w00ts and yays), but my guildies and I play ‘Alliance Wednesday’s’ over on The Maelstrom EU every week which is fun. Every time I see a Gnome though I keep reaching for my Shadow Bolt and I can’t help cheering any Horde characters that I see out in the world of Azeroth. Mind you, as a level 27 Warlock this can be a big mistake on a PvP server!
Anyhoo, I know its early days yet, but the new Guild leveling system that’s going to come out with Cataclysm sounds great. BUT! I come from a little guild called Apathy (we’d do more, if only we could be arsed! Oh, best say ‘bothered’ to keep that clean tag). Anyway, I digress, back to the question, we’re all RL friends and whilst the Guild roster suggests that there’s in fact 76 of us, it’s more like 8 or 9 in reality – We just all have a lot of alts! Oooh, that’s a good queue for Aprillian to chant ‘One of us, one of us’ hehe!
The thing is, do you guys know whether that will put our guild at a disadvantage just because we’re small come Cataclysm or should we be looking to expand our guild a tad? What do you think?
So that’s my question for the week, thanks for all your fantastic work guys.
A big shout out to all the guildies in Apathy and Sexy Dexy our illustrious guild leader (I’m keeping him sweet as I want to be promoted to officer and this should do the trick hehe).
For the Horde!
Croze - Level 80 Undead Mage
For the Horde!
Scribbler – Level 68 DK
Bounder Level 60 Rogue
Fraught – Level 60 Druid
Quirky – Level 60 Warlock
Tomfoolery – Level 60 Hunter
For the Alliance!
Yuck – Level 27 Warlock
Photophobia – Level 27 Pally
Email #7 from Jason
Hey Im relitively new to podcasts and found a list of recamended
podcasts to listen to. So I downloaded 3 of each show. Jeppy was on
warcast I believe explaining recruit a friend, I listened to that
section a few times but it kinda confused me a bit. I have 3 lvl 80s
(hunter, Druid, dk) and a bunch of lvl10-20s. Could I make another
account with RAF and power lvl it to 30 with an 80 in low lvl
instances then gift it to 59? then turn around and gift my main
accounts lower toons 30lvls each? Any answers would be much
appreciated. Keep up the good work!!!
Sent from my iPhone
Email #8 from Bikdar
Greetings Aprillian, Ashayo, El Jeppy and Vrishna,
Bidkar, level four score, life challenged mage here. I just typed out a detailed email and pressed send. It promptly disappeared and no trace to be found. If you got it, read that one. If not, I will retype and send it again next week. I have trouble seeing when I am very tired or else I would retype it now. I really do not like web based email. Probably the Luddite in me.
Have a great week!
Bikdar and his tired alts
Shout Outs & Thank You
hope you are all doing well and having fun in and out of game.
After my Vegas trip, a few days off I was back to work and some wow play.
Of course I was able to get in some random dungeons in on my priest, hunter, and warrior to get some badges as I can still get upgrades on all of them.
On my hunter I was able to get in on a ICC25, a nice relaxed group of 25 people surprisingly, pleasantly if I can say. We did not get far but that is ok in my opinion. We had fun, some people were able to get shiny lootz!
Friday night our guild was able to run ICC10 (I was on my priest) with a couple puggers, oh those puggers you never know what type of person you will get. That run was fun as well even with some struggles. Oh how I ate rotface, he is just so annoying. Healing now is so much easier so it allows me to work on my other weaknesses.
This sunday we will be running ICC25 with my priest; my guildies also have at least one other 80 or 2. It is nice to be able to play with other characters, classes. I am still on my long mission of having one of each class at 80. I will get there some day, hopefully :)
For my other characters, or alt-news if i may say, my Druid-Mage is still 68 and in the Fjord, the Howling kind.
And I also have a Druid-Pally, level 60 and believe it or not, they are on the Alliance side!!!! :) I have other Alliance characters but this pair are my highest ones in level. The Druid is a Night Elf of course, dual spec in mochicken and resto and I had to change her name from Kasra to Parastoo when I transferred her to feathermoon. The Pally is a Draenei names Shahram, dual spec in Prot and ret but I may go holy at some point as I do need to fulfill one of my other goals of having healers from each class at 80. For now some of my friends/guildies are not close to 60 but I will be helping them and they will get there soon enough.
Yes yes just not enough time to get to all of our alts!!!
That is all from me for this week. Hope you are all achieving or working towards your wow goals and having fun at the same time and have another great week.
For the Alt-multitasking!