Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 309 - Let’s Hear It For the Jeppy

Aprillian, Ashayo, Tedrah and Kimmie 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.

Hello CAW Darlings!  

We hope everyone's doing great in and out of game this week.

I just wanna know...who's going to Blizzcon?!?  I just booked a room!!  C'mon Aprillian!!!!  hehehee!  I'm not going to set my heart on getting an actual ticket to Blizzcon (that would be amazing though, and I am going to try!) but either way I'm gonna be there and hopefully get to hang out with some WoW peeps!  WOOT!!!!  

/great big hugs & kisses!!

Juuno & Pixiegirl

p.s. Big hugs to the chat room and all the contributors, too...we love you too!

What We've Been Doing:


On Wed the Farmer Yoon’s Quest and Jogu’s  were both Jade Squash.

Couldn’t trade on Epril

Love Fool


Taming Kalimdor after pet battle freezing on last pet with 100 health left.
Taming the Great Outdoors - defeat 15 master pet tamers
Master Pet Battler - win 250 pet battles
Littlest Pet SHop - collect 150 unique pets
Family Reunion - Capture  a pet from each family
Battle Master - Earn 200 battle pet achievements
Take 'Em All On - Win a pet battle against every family
Old Timer - Get a pet to 20
Taming Outland - defeat the tamers
Outland Tamer - all zones
Northrend Tamer - all zones
Taming Northrend - defeat Grand Master Payne
Travelling Pet Mauler - win a battle in 30 different zones
Master Pet Hunter - capture 100 pets
Pandarian Tamer - all MoP zones
Taming Cataclysm - defeat Cata tamers
All Grown Up - Spirit of Competition was my first 25, named him Spike
Snake was 2nd , called him Chuck

Grand Master Payne certainly lives up to his name ; Molly and Leeta both stuck on him. Got lucky and managed to take him down. Mechanical cub to take out his healing/stunning bear (supercharge & demolish to one-shot it), Frosty (wrath collectors edition) to take out his mechanical chicken, and an aquatic to take out his elemental.

Battle Stone Count: 0

Naxx, AQ40 for pets ; got Viscidus Globule - after a long kill. Took DK to twins … MUCH easier!

LFR - tier shoulders. bought the wrong ones. more spirit on dps ones than healing, and crit on healing, mastery on dps.


Rub ya tummy gov’ner?  

2 LFR - Terrace Trent Darby of Endless springs & Nightmare of Shake your booty

Been farming for Mr. Grubbs

Got Exalted with Tillers, but hadn’t done the Growing the Farm III: The Mossy Boulder and damn...that was long.  42 gave me a great hint that when I have an entangled plant, just blink and



Kithore (audio)

Hola CAW crew!!

I hope everyone is doing great, in and out of the game! I know it has been a while since you have heard from us, so please don't be too mad.... By the way, Jeppy, we both hope you are feeling better! We miss you, mi amigo!

We hope you like our submission, and everyone have a great week!

Dreams and Kithore, of Earthen Ring, CoD, and Dragonblight!

Hey CAW Crew!

Thought I give you an update and maybe some complete sentences.

Got my Rogue up to 89.5 and I think I will stop there. Rogues are worthless. That's all I have to say about that.

Been doing a lot of dual boxing while running guild mates through ICC 5-mans for gear, so that we can get the Ulduar achievement (Herald of the Titans).

Got yet another toon to max level fishing and hope to have another Giant Sewer Rat soon.

I hope you are all having a blast!
Please say hello to the chat room.



P.S. A Big 'Thank You' to Ashayo for turning down a chance to defeat Elegon. We missed you mate.

P.P.S. JEPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Necronomicon (Audio)
Greetings CaW crew, Aprillian, Ashayo and the, so happy he's up and about El Jeppy, and Tedra and this weeks special mystery guest.

Big hugs and helloes from your friends the Nekrobob's. Below please find some screen shots of my "no kill no quest" toons and this weeks audio submission.

Cheers and thanks

and remember undead love is forever….

Bonk em on the head and take their stuff
or "Root and Run"….
Then sell all that junk at auction and reap the rewards

Hi Guys

It’s been a fun time in and out of game for Mel and I. I think the most fun thing we did this week was with the "The House of the Undead " ie Mr Nekro since Mrs Nekro was not available . We were online and 42 had just hit 90 and Mel was at 89.9999, perhaps a bubble to go when we spotted in General Chat a call for a group to kill the Sha of Anger. We joined and they needed many more - we checked in Clan of Darkness and Mr Nekro was on. We whisper him and ask him to come along. He was worried about not being good enough and so on but we encouraged him and we all joined in. Shock and Horror!!!!! Alliance had actually tagged the Sha before us! There was much PVP flagging on our raid’s side, to try and “accidentally” become targeted by the Alliance AOE attacks, but they were wise to that trick. We had to stand by the side and watch them agonisingly slowly grind the Sha down. The raid spread out to every known Sha point – without Mel who could not yet fly and had to rely on the kindness of others for transportation. The Sha sulked for a few minutes but then was back up

It was On!!! Or was it – we were too spread out over the whole zone and anxiously waiting for the group to re- assemble before the Alliance got there in numbers

Finally after a lot of faff-ing around we eventually start and we wipe. Talk about anti-climactic Lol. The group reforms and after a few minutes the Sha tumbles to the earth dead. The three of us loot the body and get the quest for the boots. Poor Mel was still not 90 so she could not start the quest although she had looted the item.

It was wonderful to see Mr Nekro in his shiny new purple boots

Cheers all

PS Mel made it to 90 later that night, so now we can start doing dailies Yeeeeaaaaahhhh :-)

Hail JATA hope all are well and Jeppy is back soon. Been an up and
down couple of months with WoW for me.

I started a ten man team at the beginning of January <Heroes of
Canton>. We did great out of the gate but then lost some people and
have been rebuilding since.

I'm good at analyzing boss, researching and developing strats as well
as teaching the fights. What I stink at is recruiting and keeping all
the people organized. It's hard for me to concentrate when I've got
7-8 whisper conversations going on at once.

Originally I formed the team to raid with 4 other AIE folks I know but
they have all dropped out for various reasons.

So I'm spending 6 hours a week with some nice people that I didn't
know 6 weeks ago. We are building a good group and once the roster
firms up we'll be able to keep up with progression. Currently we are
4 of 6 bosses down in Mugo'Sha Vaults and 1 of 6 bosses down in Heart
of Fear. We hope to get the last two bosses down in MSV before 5.2.

For full week last month I was in San Francisco on business. The
hotel internet had terrible lag so all I could do was dailies. I was
waking up at 4AM each morning so I took that time to finish all the
Pandaria Rep grinds. The Kite mount you get as a reward is currently
my favorite mount.

The final quest for the Kalaxi, Golden Lotus and Dominance Offensive
are very good and worth working toward. The final series for the
Dominance Offensive is as good as or better than the Wrath Gate event.

With the rep grind done on my main I finally felt I had the time to
level an alt. I love playing my Blood DK, Dureau. He would have been
my main but I like having the option to heal so I chose the Pally.
Leveling went fast. With each Ding I skipped ahead to the highest
level quest available. At 89 I started the Kalaxi. I was revered and
50% to exalted when I hit 90. I think I only died twice from 85 to
90. Blood DK's do a ton of self healing and put out a good amount of

The night I dinged I went over to the Dominance Offensive and blew
through the cave set of dailies in quest greens and blues. After a
few nights of grinding heroics I got his iLevel up high enough for
raid finder and tanked MSF. I am making sure to cap his valor each
week. When 5.2 hits and the valor cost drop for 5.0 and 5.1 gear his
iLevel will almost be as good as my Palidyn's.

I have enjoyed all the guest host but I'm ready to have Jeppy back.
When he tweeted that he was home on Saturday it made my day.

Suffer Well!

CtrlAltWoW 308 Update 08/2013

Hello CAW crew,

just a last minute mail, with some updates on my toons and all.

My new DK "tank to be" Marouk, is lvll 90 now, she has started equiping for LfR and i do much
look forward to doing ALL the dailys again, with NO commendations... NOT!!

RL i am way over my head with work and looking forward to 2 weeks holidays starting on the 11th .

Nothing much else from me, besides some greetings to CAW and all and to JEPPY of cause, get
better soon buddy:)

Grand Nagus

P.S.: Doing the Tillers again with only 8 plots is so so so .... unfulfilling :(

Better late than never

Sorry for the late ness but I been busy ok I sorry please don’t spam me bro.
Big G

Shout Outs & Thank You

Molly has a new blog! Check it out:

Clan of Darkness

Donnie (Audio)
Hey Gang! This weeks audio! Clan of Darkness is THE GREATEST GUILD IN THE WORLD! You all are awesome!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 308 - Hunting The Big Pink Love Rocket

Player for 308
Aprillian, Ashayo, Tedrah and Leeta 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.

Juuno’s Corner

Hello Ctrl Alt Wow Darlings!!

We hope everyone's doing GREAT! I'm sorry for the occasional "clicking" in this was playing while recording... crazy, I know! hehehehe!

/great big hugs & kisses!!

Juuno & Pixiegirl

p.s. Pixie included three screen shots... one of her farm, one of her shack (on her farm), and one of my Snowraith sitting in the gaping maw of a turtle we just killed... hehehee... love ya!!  

What We've Been Doing:


Can’t decide if I should just faction change Auruk or continue to level my highest hunter to 60. Paid $40 for Mop. Running Prilly through auchidon

Epril & Aprillian has finally gotten 8 plots, Epril got irrigator.

Love Fool, Needs Ebon Roses.


Love is in the Air
- Quested my way to 89 on my disc priest to be able to do Chemical Brothers
- Farming tokens. Got my Lovebird and decided to get another!
- Dinged 88 on Ashayo doing it, so had to change to heroic mode
- Doing the Chemical Brothers every day on 3 90's and one 89 - no mount in sight.

- Helping Molly gear up to get to i470 to open the next tier of raids ; scenarios, heroics. Bought her a cloak off alliance AH which she upgraded immediately
- Jekle's luck continues with another tier helm from Terrace of Endless Springs, and a healing dagger
- Friday night attempt at LFR was terrible - trolls pulling, while Monday night run was great. weird.

- Farming ghost iron ore rather than buying, but not sure what to do with it - hoard, sell, use for transmuting.
- Monk hit level 40 doing the daily
- Mount runs. OS3D, and tried to Kara but failed at chess. LOL Ran Wintergrasp and got the achievement to kill 3 within 60 seconds


- Still working on Nat Pagle rep, currently into revered and ‘ friends’ status with Nat.
*Found that handing in the 3 daily quests doesn’t stop you from still fishing up more
of these items - so you can farm the items and be prepared early.
The daily quests are - Flying Tiger Gourami, Mimic Octopus and Spinefish Alpha.

- Been doing the Love Dungeon everyday and no sign of the Big Love Rocket! Wowhead states droprate is 0.03%

- Have been questing on my priest Attil - am about 2 bars from Lvl 88. Am enjoying questing on her again.

- Spent alot of time doing Pet Battles and Collecting mostly upgrading lower quality pets to rare quality. Managed to get about 10 over the weekend.

Addons I use for Pet Battles and Collecting

* Battle Pets - Quality Notifer
- shows the quality / rarity of wild pets
- if pet is an upgrade
- if you don’t own the pet
- tooltip shows what you currently have in journal
* Battle Pets Collector
- allows you to track battle pets in current zone
- shows quality & how many for current zone
- shows level of pets you have for that zone
* Daily Tamer Check
-tracks completion of the daily tamer quests
* PetBattle Teams
- allows you to create multiple teams of pets
- easy to switch between teams
* Pet Journal Enhanced
- allows for sorting and filtering options
* Pokemon Trainer : The Pet Battle Mod
- displays both my team and my enemies team abilities with cooldowns, bonuses and weaknesses
- highlights abilities whenever they proc to do more damage

All are available on Curse.

- Have spent alot of time grinding Lion’s Landing Commissions at Dominance Offensive areas. 2000 Commissions allows you to purchase a Rodent Crate from a DO vendor. This item once placed on the group releases Sumprush Rodent Pet Lvl 23-25. Time on crate is only 20 minutes however it appears that the Rodents will continually spawn until the time is up.



Rogueslayer (audio)

Hello to the stupendous Ctrl-Alt-WoW!

I know, I know, there was silence from this end last week. Between digging out from 30.5 inches of snow and dealing with work stuff, I plain old lost track of time! But I'm back with an extra-early submission this week - avoid the rush and all that.

I understand that my last audio, about time management, may have been a bit stressful to the listener. This week, I've been taking things a bit slower, come as they may. I've been working my original toon, and have this human rogue partway through 88. Perhaps I'll have Double Agent by the time of the podcast. Other than that, the toons have just been playing according to whim and taking it easy. Voltandra talks about this more mellow style in the attached audio.

Have a great week, everyone!

-Voltandra's player

Hi guys and gals,

It's been a long time since last I wrote. I've been wanting to get a character into Clan of Darkness for a while and I finally have transferred my level 86 priest, Pontis, over to Earthen Ring. I still have all of my alts (no purging allowed) and am nowhere near having a level 90 yet. I feel pretty bad knowing that Aprillian is probably going to hit 90 before me in this expansion (OUCH!). IRL, I'm back in school for my 2nd bachelors degree, this time in music education. School keeps me busy but I do have time on the weekends to pop my head in the game. Well I must be back at the school work now. Thanks for your continued work on such a great podcast.

Happily yours,


Hello CAW crew,
This week it seems Morgaine was a little more busy in WoW land then Wren- she blames Guild Wars 2 for taking away some of his game time.
Morgaine was busy being an alt-a-holic by gaining a few levels on her tauren hunter, troll druid and getting back into enjoying her undead warlock who now is level 70! She also cranked out a few levels on her Panda mage with the help of some Stockades runs.
The two of us also played our Death Knight/Priest duo a little more, and enjoyed seeing the horde side of Twilight Highlands.
Wren has been busy adding to his Living Steel collection. He has one alt that has pretty much every bag slot filled with Living Steel and Ghost Iron! Horder, much?
Wren also did a retro raid with Big Bear Butt, doing Black Temple and Sunwell Plateau.
Anyways, Have a great week all. Looking forward to the next patch to drop!

For the Horde, for the Alliance, for the "holy cow, that's a lot of Ghost Iron in your bank!"
Morgaine and Wren

Necronomicon (audio)
Greetings CaW crew, Aprillian, Ashayo, El Jeppy (hope he's feeling better) and Tedra. Hello from your friends the Nekrobob's, we hope all is well both in and out of game for you and all our wonderful guildies. We had fun starting some new toons this week.
Below is our audio submission for the weeks show.

Cheers and thanks,

and remember undead love is forever….

BigG (audio)
Bit of a ramble this week sorry oh crap look at the time I better hurry up and get this sent so I can go to work seeya and hey how you doing guest co host

Hey CAW Crew!

Salty Sláinte here!

Wanted to let you know dual-boxing is soo much, everyone should do it!



P.S. After listening to CAW check out Bitter and Salty

Shout Outs & Thank You

Clan of Darkness
Donnie (audio)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 307 - Aprillian Dings Double 90
Aprillian, Ashayo, Tedrah and Saltyslante from 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.

Juuno’s Corner

Hello Darlings!

We hope everyone is doing great, and we really, really, really, really hope El Jeppy is back!! If not, well...we'll muddle through some how (sigh), but we hope he's doing better and miss him very, very much.

Congratulations on getting to level 90, Aprillian!!! Woot!! Way to go!
/great big hugs & kisses!
p.s. Here are two screenshots of Pixiegirl with her baby giraffe and a....another pet...that I forgot the name of.... hehehee.... love ya!


Battlechest $5, Cataclysm $10, MoP $20

What We've Been Doing:


Epril got Ambassador of the Horde Earn Exalted reputation with all six Horde Faction

Running low level through Ramparts, Astara was grouped but in Org


Lunar Festival:

  • Realised I didn't have Lunar Festival pets - had enough coins to get two, did 1 elder on my paladin to get a 3rd. Doing alliance side to get their pet as well. Also found I hadn’t done Cataclysm Achievement on Ashayo, so did that too.


  • Sha on Jekle - amazingly, another two pieces. More tier leg piece and a PvP neck
  • LFR - Asharmin won shield upgrade
  • Jekle: Terrace of Endless Springs - used bonus roll on Lei-Shi to get sha-touched weapon! Then got tier helm off last boss.
  • Tried on Asharmin - double gold. But did get (another) tier helm off Sha


  • Jekle revered with Shado-Pan. Now ready for 5.2 to get rep on alts!

Love is in the Air

  • i480 neck piece ; Ran it several times to get INT one for Molly, but STR kept dropping. Then jumped on my DK and of course the INT one kept dropping.
  • Taking Ashayo into HoL to farm Lovely Charms (at 87)




Wailing Caverns Ding?

Hey CAW Crew -

I just wanted to send a big hug and grats to Aprillian for dinging the big 9-0! I was wondering if you hit 90 in Wailing Caverns. (OK, Ashayo told me to say that) back to the dungeon with me so maybe I can have the Big Love Rocket between my legs soon!

Love you guys!


Wren & Morgaine (audio)

Having a Monk Party!

Hello CAW crew!
We haven't been overtly busy in WoW land, but we did get a few things done.
Wren has been stockpiling Ghost Iron, Trillium and Living Steel
for when patch 5.2 drops. He is hoping to make a skyclaw for
each of us and the rest to make some cash-o-la. Other than that, Wren got his
alliance monk to 86 and horde monk to 30.
Morgaine got her alliance monk to 21 too this week- so it seems we were
having a monk party! haha. Wren helped Morgaine get the black drake from
Obsedian Sanctum, as well as got her (and himself) the Elder title through
Luner Festival.
We managed to convince a friend of ours who hasn't played in years to
come back and play again. It is cool to have real life friends to play online
with (not that we don't enjoy ya'lls company).
The two of us also started playing our Horde death-knight and disc-priest duo again.
We currently have them at 83/84 (the priest is like a bar from 84). It's amazing
how yo-yo a death-knight's health gets in dungeons!
Other than that, its been a pretty tame week in WoW land. We've also attached our
parody song audio submission.
Have fun everyone killing the Crown Chemical Company!
For the Horde, for the Alliance, for the "why do I get four sinus infections a year?",
Morgaine & Wren


Hello to everyone at ctrl-alt-wow i am a new listener and have listened to around 15 pod casts from ctrl-alt-wow in the past few days whilst i am at work and you guys and girls make my day go so much faster due to the humor and great help for in game things,i am just sending this email to say i love the work you's put into the show and i was just wondering if any of you's play any toons on an EU server as i am from newcastle in england, uk,and play on EU servers (thunderhorn) . and i would absolutely love to run some dungeons with yous or just chill out and enjoy 'pan-dailyia' i thank you all for making the grind of real life stuff like work ect go much faster keep up the good work, hope everything is fine in game and real life for everyone big hugs , nitroyoung the monk

Nekronomicon (audio)

Home again, Home again...

Howdy CaW crew,
Greetings from your friends in the mysterious far east. Its been a fun week in wow for the Nekrobobs please find all revealed in our audio submission for this weeks show.
Big hugs and much love to our favorite podcasters and guildies.

and as always… undead love is forever…

Strumpet (audio)

Hello darlings -

Hope you are all having a wonderful show and that love is in the air for everyone -

Attached audio :)

MWAH MWAH MWAH - Strumpet!

The Long Gone Has Returned
Kurly (audio)

Cody (audio)
Fishing Nat Pagle Rep Help

Big G (audio)
Now with added female coworker hope el Jeppy is better if not he is milking it abit anit he

Shout Outs & Thank You

Happy 6th Birthday AIE!

Clan of Darkness


Donnie (audio)

Here you go gang! You all are awesome!!!!!