Saturday, October 6, 2012

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 289 - Pet Battles, The New Dig, Dig, Dig
Aprillian, Ashayo, Tedrah 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.

Donations from Strumpet and Pixiegirl

Hello Darlings!  This is a different kind of recording...hehehe...I hope you enjoy it though... =D

/great big hugs & kisses!!!

Juuno and Pixiegirl

What We've Been Doing:


Twittering sounds Aprillian & Epril

Saw Matahorn online on Jub Jub, Level 88. He asked me if I had done any new content. LOL, hello, this is Aprillian

Decided to try Wailing Caverns as we were heading out of Northern Barrens. I brought in Lucerferous, my Pally tank. Cleared it fine the first time, just the three of us. Get to then end, escort that guy. He summons the snake guys, we kill them and then nothing happens. I looked up quickly on the internet and it says if you kill the mobs too quickly, it bugs. So we do it again but this time I bring in a level 63 hunter to clear. We get through it in about 20 mins, but our bags are wicked full.

My last Annual Pass Ends 10/30/12

Ranged weapons not equipped on Hunters, funny

Pet Journal locked. Pet Battles are the new Dig

Shamaya is doing the Worgen starting area alone
BTW, doesn’t like Pandas
By the time we really got going in SFK, the mobs were grey. Switched over to Stockades but mobs were too hard and Shamaya was relunctant to play with random people so we went to BFD. Brought in Sebastian and ran the whole place

AOE looting overflow
Dual boxing crossrealm


Maxed out alchemy. Living Steel already about the same price as the trillium needed to transmute it. Went to switch to transmute specialization, but it requires 5 living steel!

Maxed out Inscription: Get 30 points for making a purple staff, but given the effort to craft, very unlikely you wouldnt be already 600 by the time you craft it!

Maxed out JC: The ‘good’ research requires 3 spirit of harmony. eek! Researching Primordial Ruby (red), but uncut gems are about 300g, while cut gems (apart from brilliant) are about 40g

Levelling LW: need to be 87 to do quest A Celestial Experience to enter Vale of Eternal Blossoms to get to vendor to purchase recipes. Grassy Cline is a great place to skin!
Got Upjade Complete (finish Jade Forest quests) 24% into 87, though had done a few instances
Cooking: Enjoying the cooking levelling process. Make sure they say "growing" before leaving for the day. Crop of the day will get your more tomorrow. Ask Jogu the Drunk at Halfhill for 25g 

Finished Valley of the Four Winds 8% into 88

Like the spec specific rewards, but would be better if it also offered offspec. (ie quest as dps, dungeon as healer) Ghostcrawler advises last quests in higher zones do indeed offer offspec gear. woot!

Raid to kill Sha of Anger. Laggy - suspect an addon. But everyone gets a Level 90 quest for boots. Do it!

Pet battles. More to come!

Coren - several wipes ; dps not avoiding damage and too stupid to release and run back in. Got the healing trinket though


* Hunters / Hideous Gear
* Shalick
* Sewer Rat
* ‘slow down’
* Need a skinner
* Randomness of gear creation a pain
* Professions
* Fishing and gold
* Spending spending spending
* Monks



Quest more, with feeling

Hello again to everyone at Ctrl-Alt-Wow!

I'm settling into the Pandaran groove, and Voltandra is at 87 and a half. Right now she's working on the further Nesingwary adventures.  Yay - shooting and skinning!  It's a drag having to deal with rested XP again, though.

Speaking of rested XP, Voltandra and Everthorn (lvl 17) were bored while sitting around the inn, building up the rest. They somehow got hold of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Once More, with Feeling" (aka Buffy the Musical), and found inspiration.  The result is attached.

I hope everyone's enjoying the new world, both in and out of game.  Have a great weekend!

-Voltandra's player

Audio from Strumpet

Hello hello hello CAW -

Big hugs from me! Attached is my audio submission.  I don't think it's a very exciting one - no bells and whistles, just a general update.

Mwah mwah mwah

Wow whatudo2me!

Hey gang!
Great show last week!
I agree with you Jeppy and Ashayo, that people complaining about mists being the same ole game....what?! C'mon!! The new content is awesome!!!! And some of the game play is completely new! And soooo much to do!!! And it made me think...... I'm sure thoughts like these have been addressed before but THIS makes some of us, for the most part ordinary sane people, invent a little story between 2 trolls and act it out into an iPhone while commuting home from work. It makes some of us wake up in the middle of the night to check to see if they are being undercut on the auction house. It makes some of us skip medical attention so they can play the first week of an expansion! It's crazy man! Anyway, hey Aprillian, it's really cool you spending the time getting Sshamya familiar with the game. And by delaying a bit to get in mop, you'll have your run of the place and in effect be rewarded so to speak.  Great show gang can't wait till the next one.
P.S. hey Juuno. Thanks for the kind words on my audio submission. Let me say that you, the nekros, voltandra, the kithores, rigamorty, leeta, wren and Morgaine, and even big G are such an inspiration. Unfortunately, inspiration doesn't initially translate to talent so I'll leave the audios to the pros for the time being. Besides, the twins are way too busy. Diz was supposed to be level 85 by mop and he's just past 70! Anyway, besides the phrase, "Welcome to cntrl alt wow", 4 of the greatest words in podcasting are, "We have a Junno!!!" :-) and when we don't, I am so bummed. Right up until 1st the bumper for "what we've been doin" which if I understand correctly, the bumpers were made by you!!
P.s.s. Tedrah, great work with the chat room girl, you got that down chika!!!

I'm late I'm late I'm late
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
`'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door -
Only this, and nothing more.' Only it turns out it’s work and they want to know why I am not their

I wanna hug a Yak

Hail and well met to the amazing CaW crew- Apprillian, Ashayo, El Jeppy and Tedra.

 Hope everyone is healthy and happy both in and out of game :)
All is well with the Nekrobob's. We've been playing a lot of wow this past week and like most of you, "lovin' every minute of it" (insert 80's guitar riff here for those of you old enough to remember such things)
We are currently at level 89 and working our way through Kun lai summit.
The adventures and story lines remain fun and engaging and seem to be pulling us along at a pleasantly even pace that is not too fast and not too slow.

 The tillers faction quest line is great fun, though a bit confusing at first as neither myself nor the lovely Mrs. Nekro have ever played farmville.
We ran about for a wile trying to give people gifts to make them like us only to discover you can't do that till you reach level 90.
Perhaps a little quest text hint from the NPC's here would have saved us a lot of bother, "I'm sorry but I can't except gifts from you till you're older" or "come back and give me a present when you've reached level 90 you dunderhead"
Either way the farm town thing is very enjoyable and I believe it will give us all reasons to log into the game everyday for even just a few minutes to work on our gardens and see what surprises have popped out of the ground.

 Pandaria seems to be filled with new and unusual sports. Last week we enjoyed "Marmot Punting" and this week its "Manically depressed Panda Rolling". Panda rolling is a sport, much like Dwarf Tossing, that takes a great deal of strength and determination.
 The object of the game is to find a Panda who needs to be somewhere else but refuses to move due to laziness or depression induced inertia. You now roll, the all but immovable Panda, to its intended destination.

You receive…
+5 points if you manage to get him there
+5 points extra is you make him puke on the way
+5 points extra if you avoid getting any puke on your gear

 Lastly we'd like to mention that our new favorite animal in game is the Yak. They are soooooo cute and fuzzy. The moment we saw them we wanted to hug em and pet em and take em home. I hope in future patches we can have them as mounts, pets and companions. It would be so fun to see Squeaks the Goblin hunter with a little family of Yak's just like her family of pink plainstriders.

 Thats all for now friends, thank you so very much for your brilliant podcast.

much love,
The Nekrobobs

and remember undead love is forever ….

 I'd like to wish my lovely wife a happy four year anniversary. She is all flavors of awesome. We started dating on October 2nd of 2008 and were married three years later on Halloween of 2011. So this month will be a double anniversary :)   

 We met the Clever Ashyo in game and included a screenshot as proof that he's actually a fish man podcaster not a human one like he's led us to believe.

Hi CAW crew, I'm sending this email in a shameless attempt to join your guild "clan of darkness" .... When I first started playing this game there were these new things out called podcasts . Back then there were only a few on iTunes , I would listen to all of them every week to feed my insatiable hunger for the game . Over the years I would stop listening to some ,( you know the big one..... I really don't think Scott has ever played wow ) and pick up others . But the constant was always yours ..... You are never first with news ,or cutting edge with class changes. Just a bunch of really nice people who really enjoy playing & are so entertaining. It was never more evident to me how much I enjoyed listening when eight month ago I took a break from the game , wanted nothing to do with it . Even though I had closed my account down I still listened every week to only Your podcast because I was still interested in what you guys were doing in game ...... You lot are like friends even though I've never spoken to anyone of you . I'm sure a lots of others out there feel the same way. ..... Thank you so much for all the time you put into the show ........Okay I need to get back to pandaria now  . We have all this new content to play through and yet I find my self back in ice crown farming the ultra rare mount aprillian Spoke of last week . Is it true it has wings aprillian ? Coz I love flying mounts ........ One day 'THE ARGENT TOURNEY TAMPON' will be mine.       "For the horde !"  Aginostic    ( priest on earthen ring )

Sent from my iPhone

Helloooo CAW Sweeties,

I hope this finds everyone having a fabulous week - both in and out of game. Big huggles all round.

Well what have I been up to?

Firstly can I just say - oh my goodness I am completely loving Mists!! The scenery, the quests, the lore ... it has me so excited for what will happen this expansion!
I am currently sitting at 90% through Level 89 and even though I haven't been going super duper crazy with playing (due to real life boss still kicking my backside) I'm rather amazed at how fast it's all been going.
Each time I get into a new zone I try and think "Which zone is my favourite?" Alas they have all have been amazingly fun that I cannot pick one!
There is so much to look forward to when I hit Level 90 that I am so excited for all the wonderful things I will get to do. /squeeee

I have been running some dungeons with the wonderful bunch of people who I will fondly refer to as "The Motley Crew" :D or better known as members of Drop Bear Mafia Raid Team.
We have been having so much fun!! /group hugs to them all

Now with all this levelling you would think I wouldn't have time to do anything else!! Hehe well you're wrong!!! I am completely addicted to Pet Battles!! Oh my gosh!! I love love love it!! So much fun and you get to capture Wild Pets!!!
Hello!!! Blizzard obviously made this with me in mind!! :D
Well I did have to do alot of culling and caging of pets I already had - when Patch 5.0.4 dropped my pet total went up to 1012!
Now it's sitting around 450 pets with the amount of unique ones being 232! :D yes I am a pet addict!!
Pet Battles has become for me what Archaeology was during Cataclysm!! I am so gonna have heaps of fun and spend countless hours doing this!!! It's fun!
***Side Note - any Wild Pet captured cannot be caged and given away or sold, you can only release them!*** For those of you interested.
It's abit of a shame coz I would of loved to get some and give as presents for Christmas!! hehe  oh well I live in hope that maybe in the future they will change it!

Well that is it for me this week! I hope you all have a great show!

Big huggles from me

xoxo Leeta

PS - I have barely looked at Archaeology yet in Pandaria however I know I will get around to it soon :)
Everyone remember ... keep dig dig digging :)
And if you're not then keep pet pet petting!!!
(Ok haven't really thought that mantra through yet lol)

Shout Outs & Thank You


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