Saturday, October 29, 2011

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 239 - You Cannot Carry Anymore of These Items

Aprillian, Ashayo, Vrishna and Jeppy discuss another week of playing World of Warcraft, Blizzard's great MMORPG. Contest Ongoing send an email to 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 WoW Pet or an Authenticator.

What We've Been Doing:


Giving levels like crazy, did some cross realms. Some were wasted, like my level 8 pally on ER
Used Ashayo's trick with the bombing run to get into UC
Bankhee got enough levels from Curleeque to ding 20, but Bankhee's Winged Guardian wasn't in her bag or bank. Opened a ticket and less than 30 mins later they answered and it was in my mail box.
[color=#ffff00]Logging started on 10/23/2011 at 10:20:56.
<GM>[Killarrayis] whispers: Greetings! I’m Game Master killarayis, the one and only! Bound by love of assisting others and those true of heart - I’m now here to help you! Got a moment? ^_^
 To [Killarrayis]: hi
To [Killarrayis]: thank you for your time
 <GM>[Killarrayis] whispers: You are very welcome!
<GM>[Killarrayis] whispers: I wanted to let you know that the mount you were missing has been given on Bankkee
10:33:12 To [Killarrayis]: thank you
10:33:17 <GM>[Killarrayis] whispers: I do hope this helps given your issue ^^ , Would you like anything else today >
10:33:21 <GM>[Killarrayis] whispers: You are very welcome!
10:33:28 To [Killarrayis]: have an excellent journey
10:33:38 <GM>[Killarrayis] whispers: You too friend!
So that was cool.
All of the baskets are not listed and many small places have baskets. Doing baskets on Elyte and Tiiaa while editing podcast.
Thinking I should do all the Hallow's Eve stuff on Auruk and then transfer her back to Horde.

Aprillian & Vrishna



Nothing, yet.

Can I just say, I now firmly believe, the pet that supposedly drops from the Baradin Fox, is a ploy designed and  perpetrated by  Claypidgin. THERE IS NO PET. Just a scheme to get me to kill a cute little yellow animal !

Tastes Like Chicken (Sample 50 different Azeroth foods)

Met an Orc named Durrok in Alliance controlled Tol Barad. I'm killing Crocs and this guy comes up and ASKS if 
i'm skinning. I tell him to help himself.


Ashayo got the HH Mount, Helm and Broom all in one bag!

Asharmin ran BRC as first healing dungeon in Cata. An 85 mage came along doing 18k dps, so there wasn't much healing needed!
Also ran Throne of the Tides, and that was a little more challenging.

Started Ashrune, Loremaster druid cat toon
Don't get cat form till level 8
Died already - take lots of damage as melee. Need to heal after every mob.
Managed to take down rare elite Death Flayer (scorpion) and a raptor, but had to chape change, which loses energy



I guess you thought you'd never get one of these again!

Valentines Update! (audio)
Well surprise!

Here's our submission! Hope you like it! love you guys

J and Renee Valentine a.k.a Caoboi and Iceflow  :) @Valentine Podcast

new listener, my week in wow

Greetings Ctrl Alt Wow crew

i have enjoyed your podcast for some time now (6 months so maybe not some time but a short while) and thought that i might contribute my week and some of the interesting parts of it.
Have been thourghly enjoying the Hallows Eve fest while raking in all of the goodies on my main ( lvl 85 combat rogue Dantonsartu -  Terokkar) we have been running old content for transmogrification
and lvling guild mates. This week we have started the "for the Alliance" runs and it has been a comedy of errors, picture clowns running in every direction chasing down blood elves only to get stomped by the faction leader

Auction House Undercutting Practice (does not need to be in the podcast)

This is in regards to Vrishna's mention of auction house practices in
Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 238 - Duplicate Item Found.  I personally have
hit the 1 million mark between my characters on Sentinels, and my main
income is from buy low and sell "normal" for raw materials (crafted
goods don't sell well).  With the embersilk market in general, I set
my price at a flat 80g/stack, and I buy everything below ~60g/stack
(frostweave cloth sells higher).  In your scenario, I would be the
person buying your stock.  The idea is that you keep the market price
at what you decide should be normal.  Some days you won't sell much,
and you'll do a lot of buying.  Other days, there won't be anything to
buy and you'll sell through your stock.  The main thing, when you're
not selling in one market, you should also have some stuff in another
market.  (I have received complaints from guildies that I own 90% of
the auction house (exaggerated but close))

If you want a good market to get into, check out volatiles (these
generally become scarce around patch time and prices go up).
Everybody needs them, and they don't always have supply to meet the
demand.  Remember, pick a price that (you think) people are willing to
pay, and stick with it.

Fanderay of Sentinels

Refer a Friend


Refer a friend, level granting, allows you to grant from level 80 to level 81.

Aegon of Dawnbringer

Sent from my iPhone

Killer Bunnies

Hi guys

I  was so excited as I was reading though all the new stuff in the next expansion.  . There it was .. We can now duel our non combat pets.  

So it's Rabbit Wars! Killer Bunnies!

I can't wait .. Red bunnies ....  just waiting for my creepy crate to attack them

I will be able to make my own Akubra

( If Ashayo is not there the Akubra is the Australian Cowboy hat and it is made of Rabbit fur .  Yes I’m serious it really is Vrishna, in Australia rabbits are officially vermin, and would have red nameplates, not yellow)


Audio submission + subtitles

It’s Aural not Oral

(Audio attached for insertion here)

Hi Guys
Just a quick note to clarify something about my voicemail last week.
Aural means to do with your ears, so my “aural subtitles” meant that if my accent got
in the way of you understanding what I said, then you could see it as a text in the show
notes for Episode 238.
I’m not sure what you were thinking when you interpreted it as Oral, but it may have
something to do with what Jeppy says about minds and sewers?

Did you know that InMyOwnDreams is nominated for an award on the Stopies podcast
awards? So is Ctrl Alt Wow for best live cast. They are an explicit WOW podcast, but the
awards are on a separate page. The awards are only for WOW podcasts, so just reading
through the nominations made me aware of quite a few other feeds for my iTunes list,
although some of the categories are a little scary ( ie Most Profane, Shortest Temper).
They are being run by the Stopcast Wow podcast if anyone would like to check them out,
and vote to support the JAVA gang and InMyOwnDreams.

Hope the **ral subtitles helped,
For the Bunnies!
For the Fun!

Melindraya Earthen Ring – to clarify, I pronounce my toon’s name Melindria, but that
was already taken on ER, so just call me Mel

Short and painfully sweet

Sorry not to much to report this week as I worked for most of it and as of this week I will have lost another worker at work this marks 5 since I started. I am really starting to worry that I may be missing something at work so seeya
The Big G

Bangobingo Update #6?

Hey CAW/COD Crew,

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday events in and out of game as well as the changing seasons. I have been in a whirlwind of activity at work and at home which is why it has been nearly a month since my last update. I have still been able to sneak online to get some of my weekly/holiday goals accomplished but this is usually all I have time for these days.

On that note I am proud to say I was able to acquire “the hallowed” title for my warrior, Bangobingo, in the first three days of the event. My standing goal is to get all of the titles for each event within the first few days and ultimately get the violet drake next summer. This will be my second toon to take through all of the holiday achievements and the first on this server. I am still chasing the sword for my warrior as it is the only ilvl 365 main hand weapon that will transmog with the spellfire longsword to give me the blue lightsaber look. I know it is an agility weapon and not optimal for a prot warrior but I mostly solo with my prot spec and I don’t mind the less than optimal stats J. I also want to give a shout out to all of the guildies who have grouped with me to do my weekly jaunts into Karazhan for the shield that drops from Nightbane (again for transmog purposes). Wight in particular has helped me on several occasions as well as Keelhaul. Thanks friends!

Now for the question.  I know some of the contributors have mentioned their favorite holiday event is hallows eve but what is your favorite holiday event? I can remember doing the first children’s week in BC and having a blast running around with my orphan just for kicks. There was no achievements at that time but it was always fun to pull out the orphans during a kara or dungeon run to do an “orphan pull”.

Well, that is all I have for now and I am trying to work up the nerve for an audio submission one of these days so that maybe coming sometime soon.  Best of luck to Varishna with his new work schedule and the Kethors (sp) with their hectic work requirements.
See ya!



Audio submisson!

This is my first attempt at any kind of audio work so I hope you'll all be gentle!


Rigarmorty Audio For EP 239 (Part B)

Hi Aprillian, Vrishna, Ashayo and Eljeppy!
Attached is my audio update for this week with some additonal audio bits as it's Halloween on Monday.

Shout Outs & Thank You

Clan of Darkness


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Schedule Changes For Episode 239 and Beyond

Episode 239 = Split Recording Due to jobs, schedules and doctor's appointments, we are doing something different this week. We will be recording in two parts. On Thursday morning 6am EDT And Friday morning 10am EDT After this we are planning on recording alternating Thursdays and Fridays at 6am. Episode 240 will be recorded Friday, November 4, 2011 Episode 241 will be recorded Thursday, November 10, 2011 We appreciate your support and sorry for the inconvenience.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 238 - Duplicate Item Found

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 238 - Duplicate Item Found

Aprillian, Ashayo, Virshna and Jeppy discuss another week of playing World of Warcraft, Blizzard's great MMORPG. Contest Ongoing send an email to 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 WoW Pet or an Authenticator.

What We've Been Doing:


Goblin with heirloom leather headband, so frakking cute

Hope I did okay with the editing last week.
Nevahoof, level 70, has nothing that flies, that's bizarre. Thought about buying it on her but she's the referred account that I'm not keeping.
Took the pair into Nexus, didn't have to talk to the dragon. Glad I kept up Nevahoof's skinning, she can skin in Nexxus. Pair died at mage, Auruk looted.
Message when zoning in, very stressful!

Finished Nexxus, left pair outside of dragon room, behind wall, didn't have to loot. Did An'Kahet but pair died at end.
Elyte did Minor Inscription Research and didn't learn anything, did Forge document Monday & Barber said same thing, stayed at barber:
24g this time.
Nevahoof got Squashling on 2nd bag.
Still had Rocket to give from RAF, decided to give it to Darshi to make Hallow's Eve qucker.

Aprillian & Vrishna

Tol Barad Sun & Mon. Sucks not having a Skinner, need to get Tiiaa up. Coordinating quests we didn't turn it was as bad as I thought it would be. Did inside real fast. Faster with only two toons to get gathering quest on.
Auruk and Vrishna dueled, Vrishna won.

Ran Headless Horseman 6 times with Shalick for the guild achievement. Also, on his advice, tried PAWN. A great ad-on that tells you if items you loot are better than what you have. Also indicates what spec the item is useful for.
Why did Astarå just go off.


Tol Barad

Auction House games.

Pawn, recommended by Shalick, is wonderful ! With the 365 rings from Headless Horseman, it was really helpful.  

Shalick, apology for missing the invite to the Headless Horseman, after her helped us out so much !


Grizzly Hills / Venture Bay dailies.
- Riding the red rocket : rocket seems easier to steer
- Bluesky logging ground - horde mobs marked as quest items; injured alliance don't count - have to go to other side to kill alliance

Started Argent Tournament dailies

Hallows End changed - make sure you get the renowned guild tabard if available, and the daily in UC to get 2h rep/exp buff
Buffs (bat, cat, etc) stay on when mounting Sandstone Drake!

Escorting shaman to Cata areas - can get the candy buckets, but then out of phase to remount
Shaman put on full level to 79, with Northrend to go. Great because it gives a chance for rested XP to build. Got 40% into 79!

Ashayo - a mask for all occasions 
Hard to put out fires now
Tip: Logoff while bombing SW to get close to it for dousing strawman

Asharmin dings 80!


Blizzcon News

one year contract, no paypal, only one D3 for each battlenet account   


Finally! Wahoo! Happy Dance!

Hello Aprillian, Ashayo, El Jeppy and Vrishna!

It has been way too long and I'm sorry for that!
There's lots I've done so let's just get right to it:
I have leveled a priest, Mage, deathknight, Druid and a hunter to 85. Also
leveled my paladin to 70 and a warrior to 82.  Maxed leather working,
skinning, mining, jewelcrafting, herbalism, alchemy, engineering,
inscription, tailoring and enchanting,  but still working on collecting the
high-level recipes.

The firelands quest progression was just awesome.  It was great having old
NPC's from the game help you out in Setherias roost. It gave me a warm fuzzy
feeling inside.  Managed to unlock all the vendors on my druid, but haven't
gone back with my other characters.  Thinking about collecting all the
tokens needed for my other toons just makes my skin itch.

Recently I've gotten into doing the troll dungeons and they're not as scary
as I thought they would be.. especially as ranged DPS.  Still not raiding,
don't even want to try.  I started a couple of arena teams, "scaredycats"
and "save the bees", with my brother.  The matches are pretty quick and
there's a lot of "get em dude get em!" "ahh they got me, kill that *!@#!"
and of course "damn that rogue." Hehehe.

Speaking of rogues, my brother and I also have two lowbie rogues that we're
dorking about with in battle grounds.  We totally see the appeal and laugh
stupidly whenever we sap someone.  *bonk*

It's hard to believe we've been playing this game so long and still find so
much to do.

Well that's it for now, as always thanks for the great show!  Lots of love
and hugs :)


Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 236

Hi Vrishna, Aprillian, Ashayo and El Jeppy

Holystic here. I thought I’d write in and say a few words about the “Random dungeon runs with RL friends” segment from Episode 236.

Firstly, let me say that my character name is currently pronounced \hō-lis-tik\ just spelled funny, i.e. Holystic ... kind of a play on words.
Although, now that I’ve heard Aprillian and El Jeppy pronounce it Holy-stick I may decide to change that. lol

Vrishna and Aprillian, I want to thank you for letting me listen in on your run through of Dire Maul with Belladora and Draigen. It was very nice of you to encourage me stay around, but had I known you were recording, I would have left immediately. I didn’t say much at the time for several different reasons, 1) I didn’t want my chatter to interfere with the groups instructions in the dungeon run, 2) I was actually doing dungeon runs myself on Winter Hoof leveling up Merlyen my Mage, 3) I was also watching a show on TV that I now forget the name of and 4) my wife was playing WoW on another computer, on a different realm and was asking me questions along the way. This is usually how I WoW. lol

I didn’t know you were recording at first until Aprillian said something about “stopping the recording.” I panicked and was just about to bail from vent when Vrishna said, “Draigen! You expletive, expletive, expletive, expletive, feign death hunter!” What?!

I came to understand that Vrishna was addressing and critiquing his friend Draigen's hunter style of play and while legal in the game of World of Warcraft, Vrishna strongly objected to it. Vrishna also wanted to convey his derision and ire at said hunter for not taking the boss mob’s special delivery ass whipping and subsequent rezz like everyone else. It was at that point that I made the executive decision to remain in vent and voyeuristically enjoy the Dire Maul dungeon run complete with a “Texas sized” smile. I’ve run this particular dungeon many times on various toons over the years and I could tell where you all were in the dungeon just from the chatter generated by attacking the mobs along the way. I did try to make a couple of suggestions about the Captain Kromcrush fight, but you guys had it well in hand. That fight can be one of the most irritating in that dungeon because of all the fears the mobs cast.

By the way, the part you didn’t air on “Ctrl Alt WoW” because of your clean tag was some of  the funniest stuff I’ve heard in a long while.

Good job all!


Hey Guys and Gals.
Insane here lovin life and doing the time.
Check out what I've been up to lately.
/cue podcast
Sent from MARS

Love the podcast

I have been playing wow since vanilla,  I am back after a 5 or so month break(rifting).  I am irl friends with peterrabbit he seems to like the guild as much as I like the podcast.  Hope to see ya in game.

Sent from my iPhone

COD Considers the Creepy Crate

Hello CAW gang;
Thanks to Vrishna’s generosity my COD guild status was elevated due to  four sentences I input during the last  State of the Union COD soundbite.  (Hint for others to hop into vent next time that happens!)
I felt a bit guilty about that… only a bit
But so that I can feel like I actually earned that promotion I have included a sound file for this week.
I am loving the Hallow’s End activities on my lower toons that did not get to RAF, and really want the pet you can buy from the vendor. I was not aware that the new Missing Heirlooms quest line also has a reward of a companion pet; the Creepy Crate. As you do, I had my new pet out to see its animation when I went a little too close to a cockroach  in the city.
Shock!! Horror!!!
I know that 42 has made reference to the fact that  we are Australian, so I have provided   the aural equivalent  of subtitles for your show notes, in case my accent gets in the way
Cheers from a COD Comrade Melindraya
(Insert Sound clip here!)
Confront the Creepy Crate Conundrum!
Creepy Crate Kills Critters - Can the COD Cohort Cope?
COD Cogitates on Crate’s Critter Killing Capacity
Calling COD Cadre to Contemplate the Choices
A)        Consign Creepy Crate to Kingdom Come
B)        Cherish Creepy Crate in Critter Clear Country
C)        Complete Crittergeddon with Completely Clean Conscience
Cogitate Carefully
But …… Complete Creepy Crate Questline (in case COD does not Condemn)

Couples who WOW

Subject –  Couples who WOW
G’Day All
Grouse podcast April . Nothing like listening to a chin wag between a few cobbers over a xxxx. I was chewing the fat with the Missus about WOW and wanted to kill a few  feral rabbits but she thought that wasn't  Ridgy-didge and  
But…..before you  throw a wobbly I’ll stop the yabbering and go back to the queen' s English
Hi guys this is 42 from the Night shift, and I hope you are well. In the last podcast you said you liked your friends from down under so I thought I would teach you the lingo and give you a few Aussie terms to get your head around .  I sure hope Ashayo was there to explain
You asked about how other couples  WOW  together and  obviously Mel and I WOW together :)   We have a few simple rules Rule 1
Mel is always right
Rule 2
If you think that Mel is wrong consult Rule 1
Once this is established the rest is all peachy keen
We tend to like to level together playing similar toons but not the of  same class . ie mage/hunter , priest/warlock and so on. Very rarely do we play the same class or armour type at the same time.
If we have nice loot drop that we both need then we tend to " negatively  Ninja it” .  
I.e. "You take  it "  , "No, you take It” and so on . Sometimes the conversations can get a little  heated especially when one person levels ahead of the other .
Also sometimes my bags can be a little messy and Mel does remind me of my responsibilities but she does help me get organised .  This does lead to certain difficult questions, such as what does she mean by?;
"You’re such a hoarder!"  and
"Why do you  keep food/ water / gear that's 50 levels too low for you ?" .
Mel use to play WOW alone and I was like a number of your listeners whose other half's hated the game. After a long period of a coordinated attack I relented and gave wow a quick try. Well that was back in Burning Crusade and I have never looked back.
In regards to RAF and playing together  - we ended up with 11 toons at 80
Some simple RAF rules that worked for us and our play style
·         Have a clearly established goal that can be realistically kept – we wanted to get a minimum of two toons each levelled all the way to 80 on Earthen Ring, with the bonus 78 levels ( after boosting the RAFfer  to 80.99) being used to help another to 80
·         Have some really unrealistic but fun goals- a toon of every class, a set of toons that only dungeon or quest or heal or herb or mine
·         Use a spread sheet. We only lost about 4 levels and that was because  we did not want to donate to a disposable level 10
·         Vary it as much as you can:
o   Run in pugs though dungeons  - the XP from LFD to dungeon quests is great, but don’t run the same dungeon over and over ,
o   Get as many dungeon quests completed from as many different dungeons as you can – even give up the Random dungeon  reward to finish  a new one ; you level so fast that the gear that drops is a big help in keeping up your gear score if you have no heirlooms
o   Do the quests that require 2 or 3 characters to kill elite mobs at level
o   Do not do collection quests unless you really enjoy that particular quest or it has a guaranteed drop for each toon from each mob
o   If offered (do not ask) take the chance for run-throughs from  the wonderful  members of COD when offered (and in a dungeon when they say wait here, you really should wait EXACTLY at that spot )    
·         The last one and most important " kill all bunnies on sight  as they taste nice "
For the Night Shift
For the Clan of Darkness
 From 42
P.S. you know you have played too much wow when you ask family and friends what they are planning to do for Hallow’s End instead of for Halloween

P.P.S.  From Mel; The bunny eating component is not a direct requirement for RAF-fers  of any sense and discernment, since all know that venison tastes so much better, particularly those cute little fawns that roam through Elwynn Forest.
P.P.P.S From Mel; I seem to remember 42’s entry into Azeroth somewhat differently - will have to remind 42 about Rule 1 later. I’ll let you know the REAL story in another podcast email

Rigarmorty Audio for EP 238

Hi Aprillian, Vrishna, Ashayo and Eljeppy!

Attached is my audio for this week! I should be up and in the chat room with any luck or shortly after the show starts. 



Hopefully in time: Submission 238



For the family!

Here's an audio updated sent from my iPhone 4s. I'll have to add you to my contacts so that I can just send it through Siri next time.  :)

And, yes, though I forgot to mention it in my audio, I am looking forward to Kung fu Pandarens and I'm sure my kids will love the Pokemonesc pets. Also, it will be nice to get a beta invite for a change once my account is upgraded.

For the alliance and many alts!


Sent from my iPhone

Hola CAW Crew!

Another quick update from the Kithores.

We apologize that we are, again, unable to send an audio submission. Kithore has been working very hard, and I have been just a bit ill. He says that it should be only about two more weeks without an audio from us, and after that, we should be able to send one in.

I, admittedly, have done little this week other than popping in and chatting with a few people. I have been checking in periodically, but not playing for any real length of time.

Kithore also has not been able to play. He's been comforting a cranky wife, and working very hard with his... oh, wait.

Kithore, apparently, is willing to come clean on his real occupation. He is a dog catch... wait, no. He is a high school band director. The fall season is marching season, so he has practice several nights a week, attends every football game so his kiddos can march during halftime, and has to spend a lot of time preparing, fixing, adjusting... well, it's a big job. He also travels at least once a week to help out other (not-so) nearby programs to give advice, help clinic the kids, and be a general mentor to the band directors. Needless to say, it is not new for our friends to call me a "Band Widow" during this season. 

This would be the main reason we have been unable to send in audio submissions, and why he has been unavailable for play for quite some time.

His students received a 1 at Region competition, which is the highest rating you can get, and that has advanced them to the next round, which will be Area competition. 20 bands throughout the area received 1s, so only 4 bands will be advancing to the last round, which is the State competition. His students are determined, he is determined, and I just know they are going to do wonderfully - but it does mean I will be a "Band Widow" for a bit longer.

We hope you are doing well in game and out.

Emoted hugs and kisses,

The Kithores

Channeling rigamorte

Here is my update for this week sorry I droned on for so long just itching to get back to the live stream
The Big G

A little bit of an update

Happy Blizcon day to all of the wonderful hosts of Ctrl Lat Wow,
Ill make this as short as I can.
I have been having loads of fun, First of all just today while playing Kuahi on  Winterhoof Ctrl Alt WOW dinged lvl 9 just as I turned to lvl 83 woot woot.
I also have been running The HEadless horse man on 6 of my toons and have received the sword on both Konajace and Robusta, but only Robusta can take the best use of it, He is dual weilding the Sword and the Shanker from Coren Direbrew.
So I know many out there do not like to look at there \played but I went ahead and checked mine so this is the rundown that I have and wow can it be eye opening.
This list is in order of when I made them all
Konajace Nelf warrior lvl 85
65 days played
Konajoe Nelf Druid lvl85
100 days played
Kuahi Human warlock lvl 83
33days played
Robusta Nelf Hunter lvl 85
49 days
Konajobe Nelf DK lvl 85
12 days
Konajim Nelf DK lvl 81
15 days
Konajohn Nelf Druid lvl85
10 days
Koandark Nelf Priest lvl 85
15 days
Konajack Worgen Hunter lvl 85
12 days
Well there it is some of that time is running a dual box for a time and I'm sure there is a lot of time at the AH but all in all I I have had fun the whole way through]
When I have some time away from Real life Il give a run down on what their realative Ilvls are and where they do the most playing.
Back to some trick or treating, which I say the slight revamping of Hollows end is a bit refreshing. 
For the love of the game and those that play it
Kona and his many alts


Shout Outs & Thank You

Clan of Darkness

History of Clan Darkness
Razuris (@Razuris)
10/22/11 6:21 AM
@CtrlAltWoW Clan of Darkness hits level 24! Nobody's on to celebrate with me. :(

Monday, October 17, 2011

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 237 - In The RAF Zone

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 237 - In The RAF Zone

Aprillian, Ashayo, Virshna and Jeppy discuss another week of playing World of Warcraft, Blizzard's great MMORPG. Contest Ongoing send an email to 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 WoW Pet or an Authenticator.

What We've Been Doing:


Crazy Crazy. I want to do so much. My RAF runs out on 23. Need to get one pair to 80.
Took Elyte back to AT to ding 79. Helps with the boosting
In Mana Tombs, decided to bring in 2 others, Shaasha and Drame.
Got high enough for Shadow Lab, ran that on my lunch but then realized it was out of Drame's level when I got home
Running Arch Crypts. Managed to avoid the chains on the booster

The Auction house lets you sell from whats in your mail box!
Darshi & Nevahoof dinged 69, Darshi is a tree!
    Forged Documents on Elyte

Baker 16g

Auctioneer 25g 94 s 83 c

Barber 18g 93s 55c

Kept trying to do Mr T, but couldn't get through the portal. Thanks to Dazmin, as Inciderella, I was able to group and get there via the Dungeon finder
don't get to play a lot at lunch. I spent
some time at the A H looking for haste gems. Outland quests yield a lot of socketed gear. I
am thinking of faction changing Auruk
to alliance. I logged in to her and
asked for absolution. Dreams was
calling for people to join her few
P up and I told her that perhaps we
would meet on the field of Battle.
I bought an heirloom cloak and helm
and an Enchanted Broom before I
logged off to commit the deed. I
couldn't help it. Elite, at 29, was
dying in wptgade keep, I have 9 days
to get Aevahoq and Daishi to 80 from
70. In Retrospect, I probably should have
faction changed a A toon= on a different
account so I could level Elgtebutpnl
is on one of the RAF accounts, so that
would leave apnlkin. And I can't
cannot faction change her.
Vishnu and I had lunch together while
he did his thing and I did mine. It was
nice. I cant get much outfit Barad
except stunning. Oh no! I just lost my
high level skinner. I wonder when I
Change her back, if she'll still keep her
guild up.
Elyte went to sell Fel Armaments, most were up for 30 g, 3 were up for 1g each, bought the 3, put them all up for 30  g and sold 2

Used a book of coldweather flying on Shaasha

Aprillian & Vrishna

TB a lot
Shallick decided to try the guild challenge with us, BAD IDEA ! Although he was very generous about our ability.


Tol Barad, Great to get the multiple quests. Some enchants, even though they have resilience. Finally started to use camouflage on Vrishna.

AuctionHouse, made 14k since the last show. LOVE the embersilk market. Gave Aprillian a well deserved percentage. Profit sharing for the win !

Firelands  quests in Hyjal. PAIN in my ... And got to save rabbits and squirrels ! Started with 20 quests and now at 90 and almost in !


Ran shaman through UK and Nexus on Jekle ; got to 90% of level 68!

Reltar sent me stacks and stacks and stacks of knothide and borean leather to level my leatherworking! woot! Big thanks :)
Got up to 425 - ready to learn next level when I hit level 75  ; first time I've been ahead

Hiide - TB ; lost with 20 seconds to go. Only about 8 of us.
Then lost a Battle for Gilneas 2000 to 1970

Awesome AV ; won resources only 30 ahead. And dinged 72 to boot!
Ran through Violet Hold - not much time to skin!

Eade (MyEpicHeals podcast) invited me to 25 man Baradin Hold. Went on Ashayo! Won new gloves



Submission 237


Moderob key clone question

Howdy Ya'll,

Just a couple basic questions for you.  Are there other programs like key clone for dual boxers to use?  and if so is there a resource that explains them?
Is key clone Wow friendly not against any terms

Moderob of CoD

Love the show (especially enjoying the recorded dungeon run bits)

Real Life WoW moment

Hi all, Tallulah/Moonah here. Just wanted to share a RL WoW moment... I was going through my emails, it happened to be the day after i submitted my first email to your podcast. So, anyway. in the subject line read.... wait for it...  Would you like to join the guild? The first name of the person who sent it was named Irene. My first thought was... Aprilian's name is Irene? She doesn't sound like an Irene. As you would expect, I opened that email as quick as I could, only to have my hopes dashed when I read that the symphony in my area wanted me to join. So, I had a huge blonde moment,and laughed and laughed. Anyway, hope everyone is well and before i go i have a question. How do you join the chat room during the podcast?   For the Horde and for the blonde!
                                                                                                                                                                                          Tallulah of Earthen Ring 
Moonah of Earthen Ring
Shadykady Of Chromaggus
Kilnah of Chromaggus

Introduction and application

Hey everyone, so I've been lured back to WoW and now to ER by the lovely Dreams who I've known for a couple years now and I'd love to join your guild. I'm a married father of two so I don't get as much time to play as I'd like, but probably still play more than I should :)

I'm in the UK and used to play on an EU server but haven't played since Wrath so got my arm twisted to reroll on the US realms and RAF with Dreams. Funnily enough we've not actually gotten around to doing much RAF but I've been passing the time getting my first toon to 85 (troll druid) and seeing some of the new content.

Levelling definitely seemed faster this time around, I guess they've increased the XP and I had the new guild perk thingy too (thanks to the Unbroken peeps on Sisters of Elune for letting me level in their guild!) Still, I'm not sure I could ever quest all the way to 85 with any other class than druid now. I just feel so spoiled having flight form as it makes everything go so much faster, particularly those annoying "click 30 sparkly things that are surrounded by aggro mobs" type quests.

Since I hit 85 on this guy I've been having fun doing Tol Barad and the dailies there and I've just started grinding honor and the argent tournament so I can stock up on heirlooms (I'm a total altaholic!) I also have a pathological hatred of the dungeon finder, so seals > JP despite the crusader grind. The honor seems to be coming pretty fast though so I may just convert it to JP and get the chest piece heirlooms that way. I did Crusader once before and it does seem easier this time around, and of course Chillmaw isn't nearly as tricky to solo at 85.

I got nostalgic and joined a Wintergrasp only to find I was the only Horde there which was a little sad, but to be expected I guess. Too bad you can't send honor to your alts using the marks any more.

I've also been flying all over Azeroth doing archaeology, which feels a bit tedious so far but I guess there are some decent rewards eventually. I still can't get over how cool it is to fly everywhere though and I had to blow the extra 4k for the master flying, just because.

I am looking forward to meeting some new people and exploring more content, both new and old.

- Orrin/Matt

Hendriks, 85 Troll Druid
More characters coming soon...

listener email from Reefberry

October 12, 2011
From Reefberry

Dear CAW,

      Transmografication! Hooray!  My first transmografication will be a PAIR of PANTS for my mage. Finally, after seventy or so levels my mage can where pants again. I will not care what condition, color, or length. I just want some pants!

      Let me say first I love my wife dearly. I enjoy holding her hand through quests. Computer gaming is all new to her. She has accumulated 100,000 gold more than once, spends a big chunk of it, then goes about earning it back to her self imposed 100,000 gold limit. And, she generously gives me all the potions I need.

      One day she asked me to assist her with a five man group Ghostland quest. I agreed and teleported to Silvermoon or the Mall as she calls it.  I rode out to Tranquillien. During this time she complains about this character dying too much. Insisting the last “GM” she spoke to about her dying made the circumstances worse by “doing something” to it. Her reasoning is somewhere beyond “the ball park”, but she wouldn’t complain about the dying often without some truth to it.

I arrive in Tranquillien and wait while she is bouncing around from NPC to NPC doing who knows what. Right away I noticed her fine appearance and attire. A blonde, green eyed, Blood Elf, with a long flowing white robe, a white blouse and most notably the thigh high, black boots with large buckles above the knees.  She jumped on my Traveler’s Tundra Mammoth and we followed the scar toward Deathholm. On our way she mentioned needing some spinal dust and hearts. She implores me to stop and help because she had great difficulties killing these skeletons and ghouls. I know my dear wife’s focus on a goal is short, and knew this fault before I set out to Ghostlands. I gathered and slaughtered mobs with the intent of slowly approaching Deathholm where her group quest was located. Less than five mobs downed and looted and she is in the woods collecting plants and screaming for help with the spiders.

Before I go on, let me point out this is her third female Blood Elf Paladin, all using the same talent points and all three are Herbalist / Alchemists. In addition, after 2 years, I believe I have convinced her that retribution Paladins use strength and wear plate. I used various sources: online guides, bought her a paper guide for Cataclysm, and taught her how to use inspection. Without interference from me, I have watched her pick out correct gear on the auction house and purchase proper gems and enchantments.

I locate her on the mini map and hurriedly head toward her.  I know she’s not fully aware of “aggro” and keeps a close view which diminishes the important peripheral view. She makes large circling movements to turn herself for battle, thus inviting anything else nearby. We have however, made progress in the Firelands, regarding the value of not using an area-of-effect in crowded situations. I wonder as I race towards her, why she is dying so much. She knows the region and how to use a Paladin, then it hits me. A white blouse and small green shoulders. While she chides me for almost letting her die, I inspect her gear. A paladin wearing leather and cloth --- mystery solved.

I don’t mention the gear, but remind her again of the group quest in Deathholm. I wouldn’t win any argument. The best I could hope for would be a long journey back to the Mall to change clothes. It would be at least a thirty minute interruption with searches through clutter, then back and forth between the bank and mailbox. She couldn’t find an apple if you handed her a bag of apples. If the proper gear doesn’t exist then some nearby NPC would be accused of stealing it. Do not forget all the shiny plants between Deathholm and the Mall. I say nothing about the gear and pass through the Deathholm gates.

I have no need for new quest lines, a new Darkmoon Faire, new dungeons, a new pick-up-group raid finder, or to see Deathwing die. I have the greatest story teller and adventurer right here beside me everyday. And she has a ton of gold!

Reefberry has joined the Clan of Darkness. Cowboy and Iceflow answered my request and processed the verification all in less than 5 minutes. I made a troll Death Knight because I had never played a troll or a Death Knight. Reefberry has finally escaped the influence of the Lich King and is bunking down in Orgrimmar. I’ll most likely stay in Kalmidor and develop my professions before I bust up the evils of Outlands.

Thank You


en Fuego!

Hail JAVA from your heavy breathing Feral Tank BrewDawg.

I haven't written in since my breathy appearance on the show. Aprillian does that to me.  It was great being on the show.

After a couple of weeks as a substitute tank for several raid teams BrewDawg has landed a permanent spot with <Raid Wipers Anonymous>.  We may be friends of Bill W but we have 6/7 Firelands bosses on farm and have gotten Ragnaros down to 22%.  Like the Litch King you only have to get him down to 10% on normal difficulty so we are very close.

The Rags fight requires good coordination between all raid members.  There is a lot of movement and several mechanics that require the raid to adjust their positioning on the fly.  The transition phases have a time pressure element.  Rags plants his hammer in one of three positions on the floor and summons 8 adds spaced evenly across the platform.  You have to kill them before they reach the hammer or they explode wiping the raid, they move very fast.

In the third phase it gets crazy. I'll just say: Giant Burning Meatballs!

After no luck with drops for weeks Brew got four upgrades in one night; trinket, back, tier shoulders, and best of all Fandral's Flamescythe!  BrewDawg is en Fuego!

With the staff equipped you become a fire-cat when in kitty form and in combat.  The staff has an on use ability that turns you into a fire-cat out of combat as well.  It's the same model as the Druids of the Flame in the Molten Front.  Screen shot with Gary attached.

I enjoyed tanking for different teams and meeting new people but it's great to be with a consistent group.  Unknown to me when I accepted the invite there are 3 people on the team that were on my Wrath team.  Including Lay Di who is a face melting shadow priest and 61 years young.  There's also a podcast connection; my new raid leader is one of the host of the Covert to Raid podcast.

The only down side is Brew has yet again switched AIE guilds and has to grind guild rep again.

Moving on to my Clan of Darkness toons:

My Pally Boileau (Bwallow) has successfully tanked both Troll 5-mans a couple of times.  I had a bit of a hassle on a ZG run with healers dropping after they saw I was wearing the PVP helm and shoulders.  Finally one of them mentioned it before dropping. I linked the 371 PVP helm and shoulders and the 353 troll ones in my bag and asked if he rather I put those on and give up almost 1k armor, 250 stam, and 200 mastery.  He said nope and we proceeded to one shot all the bosses.

Recently however Boileau has fallen victim to Project Mage.  Ozoe, a goblin, is level 75 and climbing. Been questing and running Wrath 5-mans with her.  I like the pace of the DPS Q's.  While waiting I can do some quest or work on her professions. It's been a long time since I've run an instance as a non-tank.  I'd forgotten the fun of trying to squeak out every bit of DPS and top the meter at the end of a boss fight.

This is my first female toon at high level and it feels odd to me.  I may sex/race change her when she hits 85.  I'm thinking either undead or troll.

Now that my raid schedule has settled down I should be able to dedicate at least one night a week for CoD activities.  We probably have enough folks with 349-359 ilevels to step into some of the t11 raids or do some Firelands trash. Watch your calendars for invites.

I hope everyone is feeling well and having fun,


A last minute update: BrewDawg is now 7/7 in Firlands!  We took down Rags tonight after only two attempts.

3 week update

Hey all sorry for the long time no send in this is my 3 week update not much to report as sleep work and illness has kept me from soundly doing much at all. The sickness has been both mine and my nephew who I ahd to take to hospital the other day costing me a day of WoWing

Big G

Shout Outs & Thank You

Clan of Darkness

Wolfbrother has contributed again !


Clan of Darkness Guild Invite

Hi my name is Guadaloupe and I'm Holystic's RL wife. He's told me about all you mental patients ... uuhhmmm cool kids, yeah cool kids and I'd like to be a part of the adventures you guys have in Azeroth. So, if you could find the time, I'd really like a guild invite please.

Thank you,
Guadaloupe - level 15 Troll Hunter - Earthen Ring

good news bad news its all perspective

Greetings CAW crew, and Virshna.

C.C. The Disgruntled Warlock here

Sorry for the delay-- lets just say Brewfest is my favorite holiday, man those Dark Iron Dwarves know how to party.  I woke up with a really unlovely creature and I had to give her several large goblets of ale before I could make my escape. 

I did not catch who sent the email the other day, and I am not going to admit to seeing them, but
Wolpetingers make a perfect Corn Dog and they even come with there own stick so Virshna wouldn't even have to jam wooden object into uncomfortable places before cooking.

On to the good news/bad news (depending on how you look at it).  I never intended to send in more than one letter, but thanks to your great response and one EPIC reading by Ashayo, I had a blast and kept going.  But just like putting a "free Miley Cyrus tickets" sign on your van is great fun to start with........its only going to end badly! So I am sad to say that this will be my last letter.  I will continue to be a loyal listener and I promise to keep my war cry of  "For Virshna" whenever I charge into a bunny field, but sadly I will never get to hear my sweet words torturing Virshna again.

So long and thanks for all the fish..............C.C.

P.S.  You keep saying you want me in your guild just to kick me out, but what if I am already there............BWAHAHAHA ... Just kidding ....or am I?

My first email.

Greetings Ctrl Alt WoW crew!

Saulius here! I'm a long time UK listener and thought it was about time I emailed in! I recently got back into playing WoW on a US starter edition account. It didn't take me long to decide to upgrade to the full game. I play an orc shaman on the Earthen Ring server, who is currently level 25. I hope this email will serve as an application to your hardcore raiding guild "Clan of Darkness" ;) I will be trolling the caw chat channel hoping for an invite!

Keep up the great work!


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Times, They Are A-Changing

Due to the Global dynamics (yes, my salute to Eureka) of our podcast, scheduling recording time is like balancing a soap bubble on a pin. Because of the Australian time change, our previous time slot, Wednesday morning at 6am won't work. So we are moving to 1am Sunday morning. This also means we will skip this coming Wednesday. Our next schedule recording will be a week from this Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 1am.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 236 - Dingasm isn't Dirty, It's Fun

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 236 - Dingasm isn't Dirty, It's Fun
Aprillian, Ashayo, Virshna and Jeppy discuss another week of playing World of Warcraft, Blizzard's great MMORPG. Contest Ongoing send an email to 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 WoW Pet or an Authenticator.

from Juuno 11104

Hello Darlings!!!  Aprillian, Ashayo, Vrishna and She-Who-Must-Be-Obey'ds El Jeppy!  And fellow listeners!  Hello!  And hello chat room!  hehehe... okay, so I didn't have time to record this in autio form  for you, however, I DID splice together a video for you so you can see why I haven't had time to play Wow!  I hope you like it... =D  I'm dropping it in the drop box now...I hope it goes through right this time (I'm still learning...sorry.. <=)  I love you all, and hope you're doing well!  

Back to the Halloweeny dungeons with me,
Great big hugs and kisses!
For the Horde, for the Alliance, and for October!!!
Juuno of Earthen Ring, Nevikhoof and Korialstrasz

p.s.  Also, am doing some fun stuff for October over on Juuno's Corner ( Scary fun!  
p.p.s. Look, I can do the p.p.s. right... Leralond taught me how!  hehehe  xD
p.p.p.s. Just sayin!  xD
p.p.p.p.s.  I'm sorry I missed you last week!  XOXOXOX!!!

What We've Been Doing:


Obbbbssessssed with Transmogrifiying
Buying gear on the AH and then transferring over toons to the PTR

Wanted the eyepatch from Boss in Stockade. Went through the hassle to get to Stockade, Quest aren't available to Horde

PTR news:

Transm my cook hat with Jungle hat

Sunday Dual boxed Coren 3 times, awesome. Then randomed on Tiiaa and got invited back.
Got Auruk's cooking to 525

Sun did Coren with Aprillian, Auruk, Epril, Tiiaa & Astarå
Took Astarå out to do Arch. Mon night she was less than 4 bubles from 85.

Aprillian & Vrishna

Ran randoms with RL friends
Did TB inside twice
Vrishna much nicer than I am, ran into some newb

Did Coren with The lovely Dreams

TB a couple of days in row. Monday we had less than half an hour. Aprillian had already gone in and gotten Crosolisk


Honor points to Justice points.

AH for the win.

Tol Barad everyday !  

Coren DireBrew. Unlike Auruk, I still have NO MOUNTS !

Fishing and cooking dailies. Thanks to Mel and 42 for the ctrl V tip !



RAF 1>2 ends Thursday (Phase1)
RAF 2>3>4 30 days later (Phase2)

Phase1 ended with 22 80.99s including 2 extra Pallys which I transferred to accounts on the




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No audio. Again. We're sorry!

Hola CAW Crew!

We Kithores are very sorry that we do not have an audio this week. Or last week.

Last week, we were in the midst of exhausting Homecoming activities. Parades, decorations, floats, football games, and general mayhem took over the whole town, and us with it. This week, we are simply still recovering. It takes a bit.

Kithore wants you to know that we will be able to send in a recording soon. Hopefully. Miss us yet? As for his accomplishments these past two weeks - Kithorina unlocked the Shadow Warden dailies in Firelands. Kithore and Kithorina have been busy running heroics. Kithleen is about level 23 or 24, and hasn't seen a whole lot of action, lately. Soon!

As for me, my RAF with Jeppy is ending (sadface), and so he passed me some levels before our deadline. I greatly enjoyed the times we got to play together, and believe that I have walked away from the RAF with not only some higher level toons, but a great friendship, as well. While the RAF has ended, the friendship has not. (Hello, Jeppy!) I will miss the triple experience, but it was fun to experience.

I am now like Brew Dawg! SaraJean has earned her Brewmaster title. I also made it through my first heroic where I didn't die 20+ times. Oddly enough, I went in as DPS instead of Healing, and it was much less stressful. My lack of non PvP DPS and Healing gear is likely going to be a problem at some point, but I do admit that I prefer the battlegrounds over the dungeons for day to day play, so I am not overly motivated to get PvE gear. Maybe someday. We'll see. (Oh yes, and Claypidgin, Tinock, and I make a GREAT arena team! At least, in my opinion.)

Well, we hope you have a good week in game and out.

Love, hugs, cheek smooches, and Juuno giggles,

From the Kithores

Nexbardus update

Hello all, just a quick email to let you know what I have been up to the past couple weeks in game.

Over on Winterhoof, my Hunter Nexbardus leveled up to 70 and got Artisan riding. Been leveling him out in Borean Tundra but slow going so far as I am not too excited about doing Wrath content for the nth time and his rested xp was up. Did a little bit of Brewfest but quit since leveling seemed slow that way and I couldnt take on the boss. I did however, get Brewmaster on my 85 Paladin Dwimmerlaik and she got the achievement for "What a Long Strange Trip it has been" and the Violet Drake mount. Been tanking Coren Direbrew with her every day but so far no mounts, just a couple remotes, a Tankard and a Shanker.

Over on Earthern Ring, my Shaman Nexbardus has just been doing dailies and Brewfest mostly. Still no pet from the Firelands dailies. Got Brewmaster pretty easily and have been killing the boss every day but no mounts so far. Only drop was the Shanker so far. I did pick up 2 Tremendous Tankards cheap on the AH though since they were a really nice upgrades from the pvp weapons I was using in pve. I started playing my Rogue Sweatness a little bit and got a guild invite to Clan of Darkness from Jeppy. Leveled her up to 11 so far before running out of rested xp. Bought her the helm, cloak and shoulder heirlooms so far. Still have my Druid Nexverto out at the Argent Tourney and he is working to get the rest of the needed heirlooms for Sweatness and also dinged 83 out there. 

Well, that's about it, Everybody have fun, Nexbardus

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Rigarmorty Update For EP 236

HI Aprillian, Vrishna, Ashayo, Eljeppy and those in the chat room!

Attached is my update for this week! I'm working on doing a Halloween audio story so the beginning is a little odd though I think that's the case with all my audios :P

For the Horde, For the Alliance, and for a rambling audio...



So I heard you like games Podcast
Hello CAW crew!  Last time I submitted something to you guys I had mentioned that me and my bro were starting a podcast.'s still coming, but not for awhile, but I'll be sure to let you guys know when we get it started! Until then you guys can feel free to friend me on Facebook @ So I Heard You Like Games Podcast, or SIHYLGpodcast on twitter. Anyways enjoy the submission!
Benadictator and Reglas

Shout Outs & Thank You

Bryter again,

We are extending the nominations another week, please use this bumper instead.

Feel free to send me back your own bumper "pleading your cause" for a nomination. :)

Email and we'll read it live 

Thank you so much for participating!

Anna /Gatorwife Birthday

Clan of Darkness

From Aprillian:
Thanks to everyone who spent so much time Sat morning running Coren over and over and over again, first on Tiiaa and then on Astarå


Guild App

Hello CAW crew! This is Shalick now of Earthen Ring, I've been listening to you guys for some time with the exception of the few months where my itunes refused to download CAW. Been trying to catch up and I'm currently on episode 230. I know it's taboo to some but I've deleted more characters than account cap to make other characters. Yup, only one account here :P 
I heard you might be doing some casual raiding focusing on the fun group aspect rather than the progression side of it, and I would love to throw one of my 85 BM hunters into that pool. He's my first character made back in Dec of 04. Looking forward to hanging out with all the great people I've had the honor of listening to in the podcast.

P.S. Was originally transferring to join the fine people at AIE in hopes of finding some raids. Then I heard you guys discussing raids in I think it was 228 or 229. Your guild is much more my play style with my kind of people, and knowing you want to get into raiding synched it for me. I haven't been a close to current raid since MC.

P.P.S. Guess I need to train my corehound not to chew on bunnies any more...

P.P.P.S. <<Just for Vrishna!