Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 249 - 2012 The Last Year of Wow

Aprillian, Vrishna, Ashayo 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  WoW Pet or an Authenticator.

What We've Been Doing:


I'm ready to do another RAF, but both Battlenet accounts are full. Created a new account and then called Blizz and transferred "games" from both old accounts
Logged into Auruk to do the Kaluak Fishing quest on Sunday and then realized I was a day late. On my way back to Ironforge from Dal to turn in the Greench quest, I noticed a quest for me in the mages quarters in SW.

Got 200 TB thingies

Aprillian & Vrishna

Tol Barad and the Greench.


Justly rewarded. 30,000 gold from quests. (old achievement)

There IS NO Baradin Pet !


Burning Steppes - Seemed to spend alot of time here, mainly because there is sooooo much mithril. Couldn't take 10 steps without tripping over 2 spawn points! Need mithril? Head to BS for sure! What's even better is that you spend quite a few quests in disguise, so can wander freely through normally enemy mobs. There are elementals here that give rep with the Hydraxian Waterlords! The old rep you had to grind for Molten Core ; didn't think they even existed any more.
Alliance can get a firefly pet from the quest SEVEN! YUP! at Morgans' Vigil! Finished 4% into 59.

Got a (one way) rocket ride from Burning Steppes down to Swamp of Sorrows to the new goblin town Bogpaddle.
Found a herb that I'd never seen before in SoS - sorrowmoss ; either that, or I completely forgot about it. I used to herb farm in SoS alot. The storyline, as far as I recall, is completely new in SoS. While it's very linear, it's quite enjoyable. You get to venture into the outer caves of ST to help the green dragonflight. And then finishes by returning to horde vs alliance theme. Finished 29% into 60, and while there was more quests to do, I moved on.

Ungoro ; can't work out why they moved Marshall's refuge - possibly just to be more central. Certainly easier to do the Ringo escort quest. Sad they removed the Linken quest chain - Blazerunner is now just the second in a short chain to kill elementals, and he's now  a pushover.
Was 10 quests into the zone before I remembered I could fly!
King Mosh is now a rare mob ; sweet revenge!
A-Me-01 is outside now, and doesn't need a mithril casing. woot!
Finished the 41 quests 13% into 61, but had to follow the pylon chain ; it opens gradually now and wanted to see if you still got to combine the crystals. Quite a different result, and worth doing...

Winterspring starts quite differently. The feeder quest isn't even to Everlook - it's to the frozen lake, Lake Kel'theril
Noticed that there seems to be alot more thorium nodes in Winterspring - and quite a few less in Ungoro crater. Soon figured out why - the bridge over Frostwhisper Gorge is no more. Darkwhisper Gorge used to be an area teeming with Rich Thorium veins, but it's now a part of Mount Hyjal and completely re-landscaped. Even the little cave with the imp that sold Gromsblood.
Winterspring has what I'd consider the latest Nesingwary quest - you gotta kill 15 bears, 15 owls, 15 frostsaber's and collect 40 eggs. But all for a better cause than just killing - the goblins are smoking the meat. mmmmmmmmmmmmm, BBQ Sadly, this was promptly followed up by quests for 15 bigger bears, 15 bigger owls and 15 bigger frostsabers!
Got my Winterspring cub and started doing the dailies ; this is the equivalent of the Horde raptor mount in Ungoro.
Finished 13% into 62

- LFR on Jekle and won tier shoulders - But they are i384 and he already has i391 from heroic firelands raids. So not an upgrade until I get another peice for set bonus.
- Queued for Fall of Deathwing, but fight was in progress, so I couldn't zone in. Fight finished and I got 250 valor points for standing in Org! Queued again and killed deathwing - and won an awesome healing dagger with a 200 roll


Out to Lunch


listener email

December 28, 2011

From Reefberry

Dear CAW,

Woot! Finally some time to write a letter. Maybe, I’ll disguise who wrote this letter by changing the font.

The Darkmoon Faire, I have to say I was excited. Not only for the new content but the others appeared to not be aware. Yes, the family guild has lots of sibling rivalry. Muggleton is the raider, tank, and instance leader. He gets to see lots of end game content. Huckleberry is the achievement freak. Slayed gets easily annoyed and entertains us with his antics, mutters, and key board pounding. The rest of us just follow along and enjoy the ride.

One time, Slayed is all upset about a quest. He can’t figure out where the quest is located or which item is for the quest. We can hear the mutters getting louder. The key board is taking a beating. There always seems to be that one person who gets frustrated so easily. We are all chuckling without hiding it, we’ve heard these sounds and words many times.

Then a loud “THERE, I   FIXED   IT!”

All is quiet just for a moment. Huckleberry speaks up in a cautious manner, “What did you do?”

In a stern monotone voice Slayed replies, “I deleted all my quests.”

Then we all burst out laughing. Now, whenever Slayed starts acting up or complains about anything, we tell him to fix it by deleting all his quests.

So back to the Darkmoon Faire, I found the portal in Mulgore without much trouble. I think a fair announcer in Orgrimmar tells you to see a named mage in Thunderbluff, who then ports you down to a portal in Mulgore. Meanwhile, I’m chatting away in /guild asking about the Faire with no replies. I thought they would all be there by now. I open the social window and notice Muggleton and Huckleberry are in battlegrounds and Dinglydell is off picking flowers as usual.

I pop through the portal and shhhing, an achievement labeled “Come One, Come All” lights up. The view is a dark environment with dark leafless trees, and a path with big goblin style, red, gesturing, arrows. I move along the path and find a place with less trees and look beyond a cliff of rounded dark stone onto tent tops and fireworks in the distance. Several players mount up and whoosh by me. The other brothers finally take notice and guild chat comes alive.

“Where’s the new Faire?”

“What’s that achievement for?”

“How do you get there?”

Yea, the best way to get their attention is to do something or gain something they don’t have. While replying to their questions my own anticipation is increasing. More players are porting in and running by me. I start typing back.

“Just go to the old fair location in Mulgore.”

“It’s like a whole new town.”

“Just follow the obvious signs down the path once through the portal. I’m just gunna fly down there.”

There’s this constant competitive rivalry between us brothers, to be the first or be the best or the fastest or have the most. Knowing them, I also know they are on there way to beat me at anything they can. I have to move fast now. I mount up and jump off the edge to fly down and... Oh, Oh, nose dive.

I run back from the graveyard and see a second skeleton; apparently someone had the same idea. I start typing: “/guild don’t jump off the cliff, you cant fly…” and boom before I press enter a third person lands at my feet. I watch the body dissolve into a skeleton.

Suddenly a ghost runs up from behind me stops and turns to face me. We are standing toe to toe and he waves. It’s Slayed.

He messages in guild chat, “I thought you said we could fly.”

I’m thinking to myself, does he not see the other skeletons? Why would I wander out of the carnival to come stand over here by the cliff?  Has he not figured out that I too have died by jumping off the path?

A zinger comes to mind and I type back, “If you had deleted all your quests you would have been light enough to fly.”

END of Story

The achievement “Into the Wild Blue Yonder” is for expert riding not for learning to fly. Strange! A special thanks to Moonah because now I can fly.
Five Years, High Five!

Rigarmorty Audio For CAW 249

Greetings & Happy New Year Aprillian, Vrishna, Ashayo and Hope your better Eljeppy!

Hope you all had an awsome Christmas!

Attached is my audio update for this week and it includes Wow content!

For the Horde, For the Levelling and for Cata content!



Happy New Year

Happy New Year, CAW crew! I hope this email finds you doing well. I thought I would touch base briefly before heading off to the Land of No Internet (gasp!). Also known as my in-laws' house, where we will be forced to look at each other and to talk to each other, perhaps even play non-video based games with each other. It's like heading into the dark ages a.k.a. the early 80s, except they do have a remote for watching cable TV--no twisting dials and adjusting antennae for them!

Most exciting WoW news not mentioned in the audio submission? I got my fossilized raptor mount and hit 525 in archaeology this week! Also, I finally caught the winter squid fishing off the coast of Azshara. It's only available until sometime in March. If anyone is going for ocean limnologist, you might want to go grab it while you can. Once it's gone, it will be six months before its return!

For the Alliance!

Liteharted and his many alts!

Sent from my iPhone

It's the Kithores!

Hola CAW Crew,

Feliz Ano Nuevo!!!! That's Happy New Year to those of you who don't speak Spanglish! We hope that everyone is having a great week, in game as well as out. Sorry to have dropped off the face of the Earth the last few weeks, but we have been pretty busy with work, and then the holidays hit. 

Anyway, here is our submission. Hope you guys like it.

Inmyowndreams and Kithore
of Earthen Ring, Dragonblight, and CoD

P.S. We hope that Jeppy is feeling better and will be back soon!
P.P.S. Nothing really, just wanted to hear someone say PP!

Greetings from the Necro's

Good morning Caw crew, hope you're all well and happy and enjoying the new year. 
Our DK's, Prospero and Kallisto, have reached level 82 and are almost finished the quests on Mount Hyjal. For the last two days they have been fishing and doing the daily quests at the Darkmoon Faire. 
A few nights ago we noticed that the guild achievement "Crittergeddon" was only 2000 away from being finished. So we dashed off  to the spider cave in the Plaguelands and in a little over an hour  killed the required amount of bugs. (not to worry Verishna, no bunnies were sacrificed to reach our goal although our boots were completely covered in bug goop and had to be tossed out) 

My no quest, no kill toon was partied up with a higher level toon so he could be summoned to Hillsbrad. Wile there the higher level toon killed a mob before I could disband the party. I was wondering does the kill from the higher toon count against my lower level no kill toon. If it does I'll need to start him all over again. Does anyone know how I can check this.

Cheers and thanks for the great show,

The Nekronomicons

Undead love is forever

On the subject of using V/r

Hello all!

I have enjoyed listening to the show for some time and wanted to leave a casual observation regarding the use of the acronym V/r (or some other variation) at the conclusion of correspondence.

Aprillian I believe noted the correct interpretation of the acronym and this closing is most often used in professional correspondence from subordinate to superior and occasionally from peer to peer.

Being a veteran (Go Navy!) I always closed any correspondence I made with the statement "Very respectfully". Especially when that correspondence was intent on asking for time off or to grant one of my shipmates some well deserved shore leave.

Anywho, keep up the great work and I always anticipate your next offering.

V/r- (haha!)

(Duskwood-US/Guild: Dragons Rival)


Guess on Ashayos' level at the completion of vanilla content: 66

Sent from my iPhone

Shout Outs & Thank You

Clan of Darkness


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