Saturday, April 27, 2013

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 317 - What happens in the chat room stays in the chatroom

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.

Juuno’s Corner

Hello Ctrl Alt Wow Darlings!

We hope everyone is doing great in and out of game this week, especially our dear El Jeppy!

WARNING: This week's audio contains some disturbing Sha of Ornery-type elements!  Or...rather...Sha of Pixie elements, that is... hehehe... she was in a rare UBER-SHA ornery mood!  But don't Mata's, Pontis', or Juuno's were hurt during the recording (thank goodness!)

We love you guys and gals!

/great big hugs & kisses!

Juuno & Pixie (and Matahorn and Pontis too!)

p.s.  Attached are some screenshots that include Leeta, Mata and Pontis on their super sexy black drakes after killing Sartharion again (in The Obsidian Sanctum), shots of us with Sapphiron and also in Kel'Thuzad's chair (in Naxxramus), in Nefarion's Lair (on the throne chair), and with Malygos!

What We've Been Doing:


Saturday Morning:

Clean house or play wow first?
Decided to seriously work on leveling Astara and Auruk. Brought heirloom cape and pants for Astara, had help and pants for Auruk. I know I have other heirloom gear. Wish there was an easy way to keep track.

Did my first Master Looter

Did gardening 10 minutes to 6am. Then tried to harvest. No quest, no nothing. Then flew back later. Duh, server resets at 7a
Made pants for Aprillian 102 Imperial Silk
Thanks Reltar


  • Tough daily at level 50. Had to buy gear upgrades. 200g+ for alot of greens! Heirlooms are cloth - makes a difference for melee classes
  • Got [Time Flies When your'e Having Fun] and [Somebody Likes Me]
  • Learning fistweaving. Have to toggle between mana and energy to survive

  • ToES ; 4 x double gold. But got the exact valor I needed for Dominence Offensive i496 healing trinket. Gear now at i494!
  • LWR - one shot first two bosses. new offhand
  • Gara'jal the Spiritbinder down!
  • One shot Meng
  • Ach [And... it's good]! - fly through ring, knocked back by trash
  • Note: Have to loot sigil's from boss in 10 man!! Wonder how many I missed

  • First two LFR's - 3 upgrades in 6 bosses. Now i466
  • Exalted with Klaxxi. Able to buy sword upgrade.
  • Doing final quest and being shown their secret rewards you with 489 ring - well worth it.
  • Interesting lore too - the Mantid have been around longer than the Titans and talk of siding with the Old Ones (their gods) if they ever return .... next expansion?
  • Got a holy plate drop from a bag in a scenario - 470! More LFR time!





Hi CAW Crew -

Long time listener, first time emailer from Australia.  I absolutely love Big G's submission and look forward to them every week.  I hope someday I can get to know him better, if you know what I mean. guys are just amazing and my WOW week is complete once I listen to the gorgeous sounding Aprillian, the suave Jeppy and the has-to-be gorgeous Ashayo!

Thanks for giving me pleasure each and every week!

your always and loving

Sorry...I sent my last email too soon and meant to tell you I created a toon on Earthern Ring named Pinkmonk so I could "play" with all of you, especially....Big G!

viva la alts!!

I am an Altaholic. J
Every day I feel like I should say a chant before I jump between toons, seeking that level of comfort, knowing that all my babies have been given the right amount of attention. Seriously I love this game and think I must discover something new everyday.
I was thinking…. AA has its own program that encourages  Members to find an experienced fellow alcoholic, called a sponsor, to help them understand and follow the program. Well, I feel like you guys do the same for me. Thank you. I really enjoy your podcast and appreciate how you share so many tidbits with your listeners.
Hugs to all who were affected by the bombings in Boston. Peace, Leahira from Sisters of Elune – Dragon Lords…
For the Alliance!!

There are no alts, only Multimains​!

Hello All,

I've listened to you all for a loooooooong time and have enjoyed the content in the cast. I do not understand, though, what an Alt me all toons are my mains, even if I'm unable to play them to their potential.
I have recently transferred two of my not yet 90 toons to Earthen Ring & was wondering if I might get into CoD with the gang. My guild on Bloodhoof seems to have gone on permavacation & I need to get together with some people that make this game worth playing. Pugging is no longer making me feel warm in that special place anymore...... Stop it Aprillian! I mean my heart,,, Hope to see you soon

Newly Created Undead Hunter

Big G (audio)
Sorry not much to report this week listened to Leeta on the geektopia podcast she was awesome but I think the other two co hosts were trying to cut my grass. Plus I am morbidly shy and very anti social hence the reason I am not a big fan of parties.

Grand Nagus (audio in dropbox)

Hello all,

this is my audio for the week, i hope you enjoy it :)

Grand Nagus

P.S.: As for a couple of links to J.R. Cash songs i like, here are but a few, he has done app. 1500 songs
throughout his career, so .. no, i wouldn't link them all :)

songs 4 and 5 are "5 feet high and rising" and "walk the line" the others i don't know in english i only know them in these german versions 
german version of "I Got Stripes"

Voltandra (audio)

Hello to everyone at Ctrl-Alt-WoW!  

Spring is here! The trees are green, the flowers are blooming and the Children are looking to tag along for Children's Week. Voltandra has been trying her best to ignore the promotional material being scattered about Orgrimmar, but this week she found herself within earshot of a particularly good pitch (although a bit off-key at times). I'll let her tell you all about it in the attached audio.

In non-game news, I went with a fellow geek yesterday and saw Star Trek: The Next Generation's double episode, "The Best of Both Worlds" on the big screen at a nearby theater. It was AWESOME!!!

Have a great week, everyone!

-Voltandra's player

Shout Outs & Thank You

Welcome back Jeppy.
Jeppy has a few words to say.

Clan of Darkness
Interview with Grand Nagus

Donnie (audio)
Here you go gang! You all are awesome!!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 316 - Two Terrific Trio triumphs! (aka, Need a life)

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.

Juuno’s Corner
Hello Ctrl Alt Wow Darlings! are the bomb!  We love you!  
Jeppy...we hope you're getting better!!
Tedra and Ashayo...we love you too! ;D
Here's a little audio, we hope you like it though it's not as in-game epic as they have been week shall resume the in-game-epicness, we promise! Also, this was recorded on my "other" computer and so the sound is a little off....sorry 'bout that.

Great big hugs & kisses

Juuno & Pixiegirl

p.s. For reference, the blog and twitter that Pixie mentions is this:; @socalwowgal

p.p.s. Ashayo, what are those AWESOME spider shoulders called???  I wants those!!!  They are TOO cool!

What We've Been Doing:


Aprillian and Epril got revered with Golden Lotus, got Augustus Celestial

Dual boxed Galleon, got money.

Died doing Sha
My stuff on the farm.


Roaming with Pet Battle Collector to complete pet collecting in each zone
Stage 5 solo scenario has some good RP. And nice touch on blood dripping from Taran Zhu as he walks away!

New world boss, Nalak, is super easy compared to Oondasta

LWR raid - 10 man
- Stoneguard down after 5 pulls ; new waist
- Feng the accursed down after about 5 pulls - upgrade for molly - yay!
- Working on Gara'jal the Spiritbinder ; rough trying to 2-heal it.

Ashield - ding 90. Terrific Trio achievement. Did the Thunder Isle solo scenario in i440 healing spec .... took about 15 mins to kill last boss! Working to get him raid ready without grinding reps, except Klaxxi. (He’s a BS, but need tiller rep to make motes to make gear)


Shadow Priest
Farming for my mount
Made me a Blingtron - I feel so special when I put it down



Hey clan , been a long time listener  ,even submitted a email ages ago under a old account, but had to welcome jeppy back, it was great to here you back on the podcast . working on making a toon for your realm . just wondering what class and race  does the guild need.. have a great day

Sorry you had to track me down in game Aprillian....but thanks for letting me know I won. I had some technical difficulties during the podcast. I saw a couple of people giving me a "grats" just as I got kicked out of chat- but my audio lag was so bad I thought the chat room was congratulating me for being in the weekly XP top 10 on Donnie's guild update. I had no idea that I won the roll on the pet because I had already been kicked out of chat. :)

I want to say thanks to Pixiegirl for the donation of the pet- I always enjoy hearing her audio submissions and quite enjoy the guild chat conversations too. I'm going to give the Pandaren Monk to my wife as she has been carrying my orc shaman around in game for most of the past week to help me catch up to her on leveling and raise some much needed gold.

I'm trying to persuade her to play on Earthern Ring more but she is an open-world PvP junkie and usually plays on our home server The Venture Co. If you see Mourvedre online in Clan of Darkness, that is her taking a break terrorizing dozens of alliance players while they quest. Please say hi, she won't hurt you unless you are PvP flagged.

Thanks again.

Skral (Jason)

BigG (audio)
Not much to report this week go the rugby and noisy neibourghs

Hello CAW. I just thought I would offer Ashayo an alternate way to level alts. At Mistfall Village in the south of Vale of Eternal Blossoms, a Golden Lotus daily quest called Sprite Plight will be offered about once a week from Mayor Shiyo. You don't need to do the quest but kill the sprites that spawn. I would funnel the sprites going up the small hill to the east of the inn. I left my alt in the inn but since they will be phased the alt can stand anywhere. This way isn't as fast as questing but I was getting 8 million xp, 1 Skyshard, and 9 or 10 Spirit of Harmony per hour. When leveling alts that could trigger pattern drops, setting the loot to Master Loot you should be able to assign the patterns to the phased toon.

Over the past week I have been getting calendar invites from spammers. The GM that replied to my ticket said a bug is making it possible for the invites and they are working on a fix. He also sent a macro that will remove the invites from your calendar. No need to read. I just wanted to pass the macro along.

First, try right-clicking on the event and selecting “Report Player.”  If this works, you are done!  However, if you are met with the error “Internal Calendar Error,” you can remove the invites using the script below:

1.) Make a new macro by selecting the macro option from the game menu or typing /macro and hitting "Enter".

2.) Copy and paste the following code into the macro window:

/run for i=0,99 do for y=1,31 do t,_,_,_,_,_,_,_,_,iB =CalendarGetDayEvent(i,y,1) if iB=="" or t=="TITLE" then CalendarContextInviteRemove(i,y,1) end end end

*Important: Replace TITLE in the script above, with the name of the spam event*

3.) Place the Macro on your action bar, and click the Macro.  Each click will remove only ONE calendar invite.

4.) The invites should be removed at this point


Big Scary Work Load

Hi CaW crew, sorry no audio this time round as I haven't played our favorite game in almost a week (EeeeeeeeK….!) Scary I know, but Real life is currently full of prop building deadlines and visiting in laws. We Loved last weeks show and we know we'll love this weeks show and we all know that undead love is forever…

Thanks so much for your brilliant podcast, Love you all and happy adventuring,

The Nekrobobs

Profesor Nekronomicon strikes a pose for his new trading card profile picture.

Hello to everyone at Ctrl-Alt-Wow!

No audio today, as things are a bit stressful here in the Boston area this week, and I'm afraid it's impacted my creativity. I'm sure things will be back closer to normal by next week - fingers crossed. A number of my friends, including the one who got me started with WoW, are in the lockdown areas today. One has had a Blackhawk helicopter hovering above his house and his neighbors' for a time this afternoon.

I hope all of the podcast listeners also in this area are safe and sound.

In game news, I've been spending most of my game time (not as much as usual, granted) on Narendra, my undead hunter now closing in on level 86. She's about to start in on the "sniper" quest line. I was finally able to complete that on one of my toons, so hopefully she'll breeze right through.

Coming up is Children's Week, with which I've never really been thrilled. Perhaps I'll draft a toon or two to give it a go. We'll see what happens.

That is all. Hopefully, I shall see you all in game. Stay strong!

-Voltandra's player

Rigamorty (audio)

Hi CAW Crew,

Attached is an audio update from me. Apologies in advance for the quality.



Helloooooo CAW Sweeties,
You know what time it is? It's group huggles time! /squeeeeeee :D
Sending you all the biggest huggles. This week has been rough on so many levels for many people, sending huggles all around the world and hope that you all are a little more sparkly now :)
Also sending lots of positive healing vibes to Jeppy oh and a good cup of well brewed tea :)
Well this is only a quick email just to touch base with you all.
I've not had a huge amount of time ingame this week however did spend some time working on my faceplanting skills with Kanrethad Ebonlocke for the Warlock green fire quest.
I am truly a natural at this and wonder why Blizzard doesn't just make faceplanting a special talent or abiltiy! hehe
Did some pet battles - I know shock right??!!! :p hehe Spent some time on Alliance side as I needed to grab some achievements and spent way too much fun creating another 5 teams and pet battling in the Alliance capitals. Silly Stormwind Rat doesn't want to give me a rare though :(
Killed the new world boss Nalak and got myself some sexy new pants - iLvl 522 so was super excited :)
It's a pretty easy fight if you have enough people - tank and spank it baby ;) That's what she... clean tag!!!!! hehehe
Some exciting news outside of the game - have joined Geektopia podcast as a cohost with Allanya and Alachaas. We chat about geeky things. It's been super fun and those 2 guys are hilarious.
Anyway enough prattling from me - I need me some coffee :D
Have a awesome show and a wonderful day.
Big huggles for you all!
Love Leeta xoxo
PS - Aprillian we need to talk Doctor Who stuff sometime soon ok :)
PPS - Tedrah did you get the Minfernal? Hope so :) grats if you did and if not grats when you do.
PPS - Ashayo do you hate Ebonlocke as much as me? lol I'm sure you do
Huggles byeeeeee xoxo

Grand Nagus (audio)
Hello CAW Crew,
this is my first attempt, so be gentle with me :)
Grand Nagus
Visit today:
and for all your Johnny Cash musical needs
and if you find any song you like you can buy it at
Legendary - good job

Shout Outs & Thank You

Clan of Darkness
Donnie (audio)
Hey Gang! Have a great show! You all are awesome!!!!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 315 -

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.

From Jeppy:

Hi. Sorry to let you all down once again but it seems highly unlikely I will be able to record tonight. Between my borked hand and my borked eye it is nearly impossible to play WoW (or do anything on the computer without vicious headaches) Basically in physical and increasingly in mental terms I am f***ed! Have more tests next week etc so la dee daa. Anyhow love to you all and love to the listeners.

Byeeee Jeppy (Captain feeling Sorry For Himself)

p.s. the mobile AH did net me nearly 25,000 gold on living steel and some other bits so it is not all bad :)

p.p.s To type this I had to practically touch my nose to the keyboard. Talk about your dust filled hells.

p.p.p.s You can read this on the show.

Juuno’s Corner

Hello Ctrl Alt Wow Darlings!
I hope everyone's doing GREAT this week!  I had a poopy week as something is blooming in Las Vegas that is absolutely killing my fact, I missed out on our Friday night Raid Night in the Clan of Darkness last night because of it... I'm sorry Pixie, and Pontis and Matahorn...I missed you guys last night...Mom said that even Nevik was going to join us!  I am sad, but I should be fine next Friday and hopefully you guys had fun last night anyway and we'll get to do it again! ROCK!  Mom says you're the Raid King...hehehe.  And Jeppy!!!  I'm SO glad you're feeling better!!!!  Okay, I'm off...I gotta go meet person!!!  Woot!  

/great big hugs & kisses!

Juuno & Pixiegirl

p.s.  The screenshots are from Pixie and she says there's one of Phenelope on the new green kite, one of the world boss on the Isle of Giants and one from our last Friday "party night"... hehehe...

What We've Been Doing:



Shoutout to Annastazja - was in Un'goro to hand out bunny costumes on my DK
Mini-patch seems to have fixed the right-click NPC insta-closes dialog window
No more Mechanical Greench!
Darkmoon Adventurer's Guide - party wide
Old world raids , working on Mr Bigglesworth achievement. Two to go.
OS3D with Juuno, Pixie, Mata and Pontus
Got the Archeology offhand umbrella ; nice upgrade for my priest
Shammy - Finally got all the sigils killing the Sha. Handed in quest. Next step .. kill the sha

LFR with Bitter and Salty
Hit 89 on pally, started questing in Dread Wastes. Got to honored pretty quick, then had to mine kyperite to buy the living steel belt buckle pattern. But was at 599/600 in BS - had to farm some motes to buy a pattern to get one point. ALl to only find that belt buckles are now sellnig cheaper than the living steel used to make them!
Did a BG and got 5% of a level. Not bad




hi all, I have been listening for over a year now and love hearing about everyone's adventures.  I have been playing since late BC and have dabbled in all aspects of the game but mainly fall back to my army of alts.  With 6 level 90's over two accounts and another 6 at 85+ waiting to be levelled makes me think I qualify as an altaholic.

Since mists launched my ten ( now eleven as of today) year old daughter, Lilli has really gotten into playing along side me.  She has levelled her panda monk to 90 and now we go and run old content for mounts and pets.  The other week we got two pets out of aq40 and then we did obsidian sanctum 10man to get the black drake.

She loves the farm and searching for dark soil and after listening to your farming adventures in ep 314 and I would highly recommend checking out the 'farm hand' addon, especially the crop scanner which will put a target icon on any unfixed crops.

Erallanri (era LAN ri ) and Misuflower of dath' remar

Voltandra goes hiking

Hello to everyone at Ctrl-Alt-WoW!

I am writing from Sedona, Arizona, where today I took Voltandra on a several hour hike through the red rock formations, among cactus, lizards and other obstacles. I showed her how to use my iPhone, and she recorded her thoughts along the way. Please excuse the noise in the beginning of the first segment - we were high atop Bell Rock, and the wind was blowing with gusto. It does calm down after that.

Tomorrow (Thursday) we leave Sedona for the Grand Canyon, then on to Las Vegas, where we plan to meet up with the lovely Juuno, of Korialstrasz!  Have a great podcast, everyone!

-Voltandra's player

"Show and tell"

Hello CaW Crew, Aprillian, Ashayo, El Jeppy, and Tedra.  

Lots to tell about this week and lots of screenshots to show as well. Please find them and this weeks audio submission below.

Cheers and thanks for your awesome podcast we love to listen every week

and remember Undead love is forever…

Please read the captions on the after the audio segment especially the last one

Spooky new threads….

The worst gardener in all of Azeroth

New Flappy book pet thing…. But probably not the book the boss is lookin' for.

New Dino-mount weeeee….!

"So I found This rare Green Book and it told me to…"  "Yeah, Yeah… Throw it on the big pile with the rest of em' smart guy then read that dusty crappy old book on the floor behind you…"

Huggles and Pets and Pets and Huggles

Hello sweeties,
Here is my audio for this week. Got up super early to record so I do sound like I'm half asleep hehe :) but I couldn't let another week go by without sending you something!
Have a great show and a super sparkly week.
Big huggles
Leeta xoxo

Submission for April 13th

Hello CAW Crew

Longtime no update.

First of all I just want to say...


Now that that's out of the way I want to say Thank you guys for always recording, Its a great thing to listen to on my long drives.

My mother had a stroke last month and its kept me from playing or writing or recording or anything like that since making sure my mum was back into good health was top priority during normal working day hours.

The good news is, after a few minor complications, she is on a definite upswing now, no major brain damage to be seen yet, so fingers crossed none will crop up later. She's a stubborn woman and the biggest hurdle is her wanting to come home instead of staying until shes recovered.

A big shout out to everyone who was sending us good vibes and well wishes which included a whole lot of the extended CAW family, I love you guys.

Anyways, onto WoW stuff, one of the few things I've been able to do was the mobile AH, and my crafting dailies. I was able to flip a few Darkmoon cards before the market bottomed out on it. That afforded me enough money to get a Onyx panther mount, and between that and buying all of the Mists of Pandaria vendor mounts except from Kirin Tor it left me rather broke. Since then I've managed to spring back up above 50k total gold again, with epic flying on all 11 of my alliance toons. In addition earning me the Jade Pandaren Kite (150 mounts) and  the normal Pandaren Kite (Exalted with all 5.0.1 pandaren reps). Even when not playing I'm still fairly active!

Morgaines been enjoying playing her various warlocks again as well as doing the Darkmoon Faire on all of her alliance alts. We also got her the Black and Twilight Drakes from Obsidian Sanctum, as well as collecting her tier 2 set (still aiming for the belt) from old raids.

Thats been our...last few weeks in WOW.

For the Horde, For the Alliance, for a complete CAW Crew!

Wren and Morgaine

PS: If having Kimolly on full time or even part time is even close to an option please make it so. I love Jeppy and Ashayo but me and Morgaine both love hearing as many female WOW players as we can. Not that we dont love Aprillian and Tedrah but the more the merrier!

Shout Outs & Thank You


Clan of Darkness
Hey gang! Here is this weeks audio! Sorry about the choppy editing as Ive been a bit under the weather and I had to edit out all my coughing attacks.
Thanks for the great show and you all are awesome!!!!!