Monday, June 30, 2014

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 376 - The Flames Still Burn!

Aprillian, Leeta, Rogueslayer and Tedrah discuss another week of playing World of Warcraft, Blizzard's great MMORPG. With segments by Grand Nagus and Donnie of Clan of Darkness. 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 and Pixie Girl!

Hello darlings!!

It's been a long time, I know, I'm sorry!!  But here's a little audio to say hello... hope everyone's doing great!

Love you!!!

Juuno =D

What We've Been Doing:


Flames - Checking bags for flames not turned in


1/ Midsummer Fire Festival!
Took my Mage to all the fires and finally hit Lvl90!
Ended up with 967 blossoms!
Sent her across some Timeless Isle BoA gear and her ilvl went from 408 to 472!
2/ Leeta
Timeless Isle has not been kind this week! Nothing to add to the “Need A Bigger Bag” Achievement
Been hunting down Death Adders mostly and hoping for the Imperial Python to spawn to get the pet.
Also had another go at the Green Fire Quest… let’s just say I did not get it!
3/ Clan of Darkness Friday night run
Pixie, Tiber, Lokwyn and Duvessae all came along for the Molten Core run. Was alot of fun :) thanks all
4/ New project - Healers - Chaka Khan
Level a Healer Project has now started.
a) Toons must be Horde sideon Earthen Ring and will go into the COD 2 guild.
b) Your choice as to Horde race however class must have a healer spec
c) Heirlooms allowed.
d) One of your professions must be Engineering.
e) We will be setting reasonable and realistic weekly goals. The goal is to hit Lvl 20 by 13th July.
This is a side project so you level at your own pace. Feel free to get another in game mate to join you on your journey.
We are after everyone. This is definitely not a selective group.
What class and race are you rolling?
* So I rolled a Blood Elf Pally and hit Lvl11 and today we did a guild run for RFC!
Cheers Wingy, Ashayo and Duvessae for coming along :)
Clan of Darkness 2 RFC Guild Achievement!
What a smexy bunch of Healers!


Magebit (gnome mage)
  • 16 - 20
  • Some 24 druid challenged her to a duel in Hinterlands. Really?
  • Death overload in Deadwind Pass
  • Old Gnome and the Sea, Giddy Up!

  • Continuing hunt for conquest points

Thursayre (draenai paladin)
  • 87 - 90!!!
  • Warsong Gulch Victory
  • Extinguishing Pandaria, Cataclysm, Northrend, Outland, Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor
  • Flamewarden of Pandaria, Cataclysm, Northrend, Outland, Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor
  • King of the Fire Festival (steal cap city flames), Burning Hot Pole Dance
  • Dread Waste questing - level 90:
  • Thursayre 90.jpeg
  • Was 43 gold short on the 2500 g flight training. Sold stuff from her bags, came out 150 ahead - off to Timeless Isle

Saturday morning…
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Sommerlin (worgen druid)
  • 47 - 49 (50 during today’s show!)
  • Level ?? blood elf camping the North Sanctum horde fire
  • Flame Warden Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor
  • I like using “their” ribbon poles:
Enemy pole.jpeg
  • Ran to the Uldum fires at 50 - died twice, could fly!


Greetings Clan of Darkness! I'm e-mailing to inquire about an invitation to your guild on the Earthen Ring server. I'm Requthana, a lvl 90 hunter looking for some fun and happy people to WoW with. I'm interested in groups, dungeons, raids, quests, all the fun stuff! I'm a full-time mom out of game, so I'm not an everyday player, but if it fits into my schedule, I'll do it! Hoping to hear from you soon! Thanks!
P.S. Phenelope/Yodie sent me. :)


My friend Requthana just joined your guild and she said I should join. I am currently listening to the fire festival podcast and look forward to hearing from you.

I have 2 toons that may be interested in joining.  Low level panda and a boomkin.


I didn't have the time to plan or even think ahead on what I was going to say but here is my overly excited and happyhappyhappy audio for this week!


Sorry not much to say this week hope to have more next week
From Big G

Addon Spotlight:

with Grand Nagus

Clan of Darkness Guild Updates

Happy birthday Winslow!
Shadowmourne - Guild Edition (Wielder of Shadowmourne) - towards The Ultimate Collection (50 points)
Now That’s an Achievement (2000 guild achieve points)

6/22 - 6/29





Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:
  • Maryskellie
  • Shaggadin

Top 10
Game mail:
  • Finnya (Pandaren water spirit) - Thank you very much. I really like.
  • Tigerlilly (harmonious porcupette) - Thank you so very much!!!! I will :)  [“enjoy”]
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In game mail:
  • Valkwyn - Snowy panda from Bruus and Pixie - Leita
  • Leeta:
    • pint sized pachyderm - Stegatamad
    • Mr. Wiggles - Boslem
    • Mechanical Squirrel
    • Peddlefeet
    • Wolpertinger
    • Green Wing Macaw
    • Elementium Geode
    • Macabre Marionette

Shout Outs & Thank You

Clan of Darkness

Hello Ctrlaltwow Crew
It has never happened that I write to you 2 weeks in a row but I come bearing a gift.
I won the top 25 in Guild activity competition we had last week in the game. I won an Armored Bloodwing and I thank Donnie for the gift. I already have this mount so I thought I would give it to you Ladies to give away.
You might be able to have a competition of your own and get somebody to make you a new Email bumper.
Anyway I love the new line up. You Ladies are awesome. Have a great week.
Sincerely Matahorn
Ps I must thank Donnie for letting me give away my prize.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 375 - Fires Fires Everywhere!

Aprillian, Leeta, Rogueslayer and Tedrah discuss another week of playing World of Warcraft, Blizzard's great MMORPG. With segments by Grand Nagus and Donnie of Clan of Darkness. 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 and Pixie Girl!

Hiya Aprillian, Leeta, Rougeslayer, Tedra & all of our awesome Wow family :)

What have I been up too this past week, Pontis has been keeping me busy! Lot's & lots of fun, Timeless Isles & more Timeless Isles. Grand Nagus & Pontis both have been updating me on addon's, so been working on the Lost Treasures, it's a pain but fun. A lot of flying here and there, oh I missed that one so back I go. Then decided might as well attack a few elites along the way, work on two ach., instead of just one. And Pontis helped me put Mr. Ask Robot on the game, oh wow so much easier! Really like it does everything reforge, gems & enchants all with out having to jump around. Also have livestock now and really like that one too, mounts & pets I haven't seen since I can't remember when!
Today Rain joined us for some good old fashion killing, my lock Pixie, Rain's mage & Pontis's druid. Just sayin Pontis is a much better healing as a priest lol But we did okay they got their quests done and that's all that counts. Mata joined us in mumble and everyone got too say hi to Junno, nope not on the game but she called so I put her on speaker :)  She also put out a new Corpse Run Radio, she'll be putting them out now only not as often as before. After all it is summer and lots for her to do but still even one a month is better then none right?
Anyway that's it for me, I've included a picture of Pontis and I and named it Dead Bodies lol Pontis healing Phenelope killing.

Hugs & Kisses
Pixie & Junno
For the horde & Clan of Darkness
P.S. Keep the pictures coming Aprillian, love the new hair style :)
P.S.S. Alert! In about two weeks from now Guild Bank cleaning so get what you want now :)

What We've Been Doing:


Pet battles


1/ Leeta - Timeless Isle Shenanigans
Killing and looting :-  Huolon - no mount!
                              Ancient Spineclaws - spawned Monstrous Spineclaw - no pet
Spirit of Jadefire - no pet
And tonight I got Golden Moss
Golden Moss.png
2/ Ulduar - Herald of the Titans
Gear run to get few people more loot! Grats to those that got upgrades and thank you to everyone that came along :- Wingy, Cloggie, Tiber, Rain, Sumduud, Grand Nagus, Matahorn, Dawnchaser, Aussiebluemoon and Lokwyn.
3/ Warrior - Lvl87 - 90
She is Protection Spec as I have never changed her from the original spec that I rolled when I made her.
Started questing in KunLai Summit, which was fun seeing the quests again. Then moved onto Townlong Steppes and eventually to Dread Wastes.
Midsummer started today so I figured I’d take her around and get some flames.
Horde flames gave 107800xp and Alliance flames gave 215600xp.
Dinged 90 and got Quintessential Quintet!
Put some Timeless Isle gear on her and went from iLvl437 to 483!
Leita Ach90.png
Achievements Galore!
My new 90! :)


Rogueslayer (human rogue)
  • Lobster-claw fist weapon I mentioned last week:
Lobster Fist.png
  • Did Darnassus fishing/cooking while there for AH - 5 Exalted Reps
  • Killed a horde player in Wintergrasp!
  • Pandarian Angler
  • “I have to beg you plz not to pvp in combat”
  • Shado-Pan quests at Setting Sun Garrison
  • 1000 conquest points
  • A Worthy Opponent, Battle for Gilneas Victory
  • Gina Mudclaw, A Friend on the Farm

Magebit (gnome mage)
  • 14-15
  • Since Rogueslayer is honor’d up, worked on heirlooming Magebit
  • Switched from arcane to frost (switched Neutrina too, but haven’t reworked everything)
  • A Simple Re-Quest

  • Gearing Prideful
  • Silvershard Mines - End of the Line (seize and cap w/in 20 yards)


Looking for Group
Greetings CAW sweeties,I am writing this email in hopes of joining your merry band.  I have only been playing since the middle of cata but have come a long way pretty much on my own and looking to expand my sociality in the game, this is a great community and I want to be a part. I have six level 90's and hoping to add 1 or 2 more with C.O.D., so here s my submission as per the rules.  I hope I can soon be rubbing shoulders with the fun bunch. I've created a toon on your server, Vandalynn Undead Warlock and leveled her to 20 so far and thinking of transferring my dk there for pvp.  I listen to 20-30 podcasts a week so I am not exclusive to your show but it is one of my "must hear immediately shows", you all seem to be having so much fun together it puts me in a good mood everytime.

P.S.  Wanna give a special shout out to Tedrah because I feel she doesn't get enough of them :).

I have season 6 of True Blood, pizza delivered, and the weekend. I needed this!!


Common Sense

Hail and well-met, Ladies of CAW!
Here we are, not so long between missives, but I felt compelled to write and share some thoughts with you.  I want you to be forewarned, I will be getting up on my box and lecturing some with this note!
That said, here’s what I have to share:
This last week, I’ve noticed a behavior out on the Timeless Isle.  When there’s a cloth-wearing adventurer out there, especially if they’re a Priest or Healer, they probably could use a hand, at the very least.  If they don’t, you’ll figure it out pretty quick and can move along.
But, if you see a Clothie who has pulled agro on a 92 Elite mob…  If you are a Plate wearer and you don’t run in and pull agro back, first, you should be ashamed.  Second, I’ll be sending someone to pull your Tank or Tough-guy card.  If you’re a Mail wearer, especially if you’re a Hunter, if you aren’t plying your DPS trade, then someone needs to pull your DPS card.  If a Clothie is kiting around a 92 Elite mob, you better not standing around with your hands in your pockets or twiddling your thumbs.  If you’re not a powerhouse adventurer, then you better be pouring on the healing or whatever DPS you have.
Speaking as a Discipline Priest, whose managed to shame plate wearers by being able to pull agro off of them with a 92 Elite mob, don’t let me run around in circles kiting this mob.  Get in there and take him back, or DPS the daylights out of them!
And don’t be the lout who pulls the mob behind this one, because that’s the one you really wanted…you should be named and shamed, publicly, repeatedly!
*sigh*  My apologies for sounding so gruff, my guildmates.  But seriously, if there’s someone out there who might need some help, Alliance or Horde, we should give the help we have to lend.  We know better than to just be jerks.
My thanks to you for letting me share my thoughts.
“Be well…”
Wolfheal / Eranth / Wolfbrother
Clan of Darkness / AIE / Earthen Ring

Greetings C.A.W. Crew

Wow, I can't believe it's been nearly seven months since my last email.
Let's just say 2014 didn't start out quite the way I hoped it would. A
pretty nasty infection left me in a hospital bed from early February to mid
April and I was finally able to start getting my life back on track in May.

Oh well enough of the depressing real life stuff, lets talk some gaming. On
the WoW front I'm still working on the Seat of Knowledge
<> achievement. It looks like I'm
going to have to make an offering/sacrifice to the RNG gods if I ever want
to get this one done. Thanks to the Warlords of Draenor pre-purchase I'm up
also used the included character boost to max out my lowbie engineer toon
and get the Master of All <> achievement.
My Hearthstone skills have been slowly improving, but honestly I was mostly
playing to get enough wins to unlock the decks and of course earn a shiny
new Hearthsteed <>. I have too much
history with MtG <>, so its hard
for me to get used to how differently Hearthstone plays. I've been playing
a lot of Diablo 3 on my PS3 and I can't wait for Reaper of Souls
hit the consoles in August. Last week I was given an invite to the Heroes
of the Storm <> alpha and having never
played a MOBA style game before, I'm not sure what to think about it. Right
clicking to move is just so... unnatural.

OK that's enough rambling from me for one email. I'll catch y'all in Azeroth


P.S. Don't forget it's Summer Sale time over at Steam
<>. It's a great chance to pick up some
excellent games for next to nothing.

Sent from my PlayStation Vita system

Hello Aprillian, Leeta, Rogueslayer and Tedrah,
Sometimes when I WoW I like to set myself little challenges or goals and during last week’s recording of your podcast I decided to jump on my undead mage Ochay to see if I could reach exalted reputation with The Black Prince before the CAW  show was over. When the show started, I was still only honored and had roughly 2,000 reputation points to go until I would reach revered. I headed off to my favorite spot in the Thunder Isle and began to kill mobs as I listened from the chat room. I worked pretty hard and was killing and looting continuously. I didn’t think I was going to make it but in the end I got there just as Grand Nagus was finishing up his segment. I was using the in game stop watch and calculated I earned approximately 23,000 reputation points in just under 2 hours. I’d like to point out that this was before the Gaze of the Black Prince buff which went live on the 17th June. When I first heard about the buff I wasn’t sure I would like it, as I thought it would make the quest chain too easy, but after it was implemented I found there was still a challenge and even with the bonus to reputation and quest item drop rates, there’s still a tonne of work to do.
The breakdown of my family’s cloak completion progress so far is Clogalis 100%, Tennish 50%, Ochay and Cloggie 33%, , Ragulfa 13%, Igohaerias and Zarithia 7%, Belirra and Peanut both yet to start.
This week, Ochay, Tennish and Cloggie have all earned exalted reputation with the Black Prince. Just a tip for those on the quest chain; there are 3 quests throughout that refer to reputation, this being Honored (Trial of the Black Prince), Revered (The Prince’s Pursuit) and Exalted (I Need A Champion). However, you don’t need to wait until you’re on each specific quest so I would suggest while the Gaze of the Black Prince buff is active, which will increase your reputation gained with the Black Prince by 100%, go grind the reputation all the way to exalted as soon as you have completed the starter quests and solo scenarios which grants you access to the Thunder Isle. Then later  as you progress through the quest chain you can turn the reputation specific quests in as soon as you pick them up.
Tennish had a pretty good run this week and has obtained 14/20 Secrets from LFR so he’ll be finished with the “Secrets of the First Empire” quest next week. He was in the Siege of Orgrimmar raid recently and while we were waiting for a second tank to join us someone obviously thought we were all too thin and proceeded to place banquets in a full circle around the perimeter of the Fallen Protectors area (screen shot attached). He’s my Holy Priest and has been enjoying the short queue times in LFR. Being Holy he has the spell Holy Word: Sanctuary which blesses the ground with Holy Light healing all those who stand within it. As simple as this sounds, it does seem that most people prefer to stand in the poop and move out of the Holy Word: Sanctuary when I place it. What was that old saying my Grandpa used to say? “You can lead a raid to Holy Word: Sanctuary, but you can’t make them stand in it.”
Ochay was feeling a little bored while waiting for his raid queues to pop and has since discovered there are 17 critters in the Valley of Strength eagerly waiting to be polymorphed into cute little penguins (screen shot attached).
Clogalis has earned the achievement Killing Time, which is to kill a truck load of different mobs on the timeless isle. The last one I needed was the most difficult, an Eroded Cliffdweller. They’re the big 92 elite rock elementals that path between the cliffs. I died on the first attempt because they do a stomp which hurts a lot if you’re in melee range so I danced a bit more on the second go and managed to kill it. He has been upgrading his gear via valor points and his average ilevel is now 559 with a possible 11 individual upgrades still available when I have enough valor.
Oh! I almost forgot. I went to Sholazar Basin a few days ago and bought the egg from The Oracle vendor for a chance on the Reins of the Green Proto Drake to hatch. I estimate that during the Wrath of the Lich King expansion I had probably bought enough eggs to feed the Lich King’s army but I never found a drake inside. I realized my egg had hatched and was ready to be opened but I didn’t want to open it alone. It’s more fun when you include people to share your excitement. So I waited for Leeta to return from makinganother coffee. When she got back I told her she’ll be my lucky charm and proceeded to open my egg. OMG! I couldn’t believe it, I got the Green Proto Drake! This brings my total mounts to 140. Thank you Lucky Leeta! J
That’s pretty much been my week so I’ll leave it here and see you all in game.
Take care
Cloggie \o/


Grand Nagus

My week in WoW:
Timeless Isle:
Trelané got the 535 trinket for 50k coins
Picked up the lantern pet on TI
Rogueslayer: Try the AskMrRobot addon --- explaining  how it works... import/export
Azeroth Choppers winner is…..
Story of a desire to move a toon from one account to another! :
Wish to transfer;
WoW 1 all slots on ER used --- WoW 2 only 2 slots used = transfer toon from                  WoW 1 ->WoW2 NO!
both licenses have to be the same expantion  to be able to transfer between!
WoW 1= WoD à WoW 2= MoP === no transfer possible
Either i had to update the WoW2 license to WoD,  NO
Or i had to delete a toon on WoW 1
Deleted lvl 12 Monk to free up a slot on WoW 1
I transfered my warrior lvl 88 over to ER, after 2 days of auction housing off all the stuff that wasn’t fitting in the bags. Net gain: 2000 gold!
Addon Spotlight.
A reminder about FriendsWithBenefits (CAW 343) with the transfer of warrior syncronised friends list!
Reminder update on AddonControlPanel (CAW 331): WoD will bring a Blizzard ingame version of its functionality to a extend, not sure about the ”Set creating” aspect, that is why i will probably keep it even after WoD comes out!!
Update of review of Ackis Recipe List (CAW 332):
3.0.0 release broght profession modules….
If you only have the core installed = go get the modules for the professions you want to watch lesser memory usage because lesser data to go through = good
Updates of the week :
Ackis Recipe List v. 3.0.2
Bitten’s  Spellflash Library v. 50400.4.2
Bitten’s  Spellflash Druid v. 50400.4.2
Deadly Boss Mods – Cataclysm module v. R115

Clan of Darkness Guild Updates

Better Living through Chemistry 2588  / 3000 - Reward = Big Cauldron of Battle (Not up from 2588)
Warglaives of Azzinoth - Guild Edition

6/15 - 6/21






Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:

Top 10
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In game mail:
  • PIxie
    • Harmonious Porcupette - Tigerlilly
  • Duvessae
    • Pandaren Water Spirit -Finnya
  • Leeta:
    • Direhorn runt - Stegatamad
    • sinister squashling
    • captured flame
    • toxic wasteling
    • pint sized pachyderm
    • Mr. Wiggles
    • Mechanical Squirrel
    • Peddlefeet
    • Wolpertinger
    • Green Wing Macaw
    • Elementium Geode
    • Macabre Marionette

Shout Outs & Thank You

Clan of Darkness

Hello Ctrlaltwow Crew
It has never happened that I write to you 2 weeks in a row but I come bearing a gift.
I won the top 25 in Guild activity competition we had last week in the game. I won an Armored Bloodwing and I thank Donnie for the gift. I already have this mount so I thought I would give it to you Ladies to give away.
You might be able to have a competition of your own and get somebody to make you a new Email bumper.
Anyway I love the new line up. You Ladies are awesome. Have a great week.
Sincerely Matahorn
Ps I must thank Donnie for letting me give away my prize.

Shout Out to Realm Main

For almost two years, the Realm Maintenance podcast has been dedicated to promoting WoW podcasts big and small, and I'd like to thank you for being as welcoming and cooperative as you have been since Episode 1!

Episode 100 of Realm Maintenance will be posted on July 1st, and includes excerpts of recent interviews with over 50 podcasters and podcastees.

How did these podcasters get started? Why do people listen? What was everyone's first podcast? These questions and more will be highlighted, and I would greatly appreciate it if you are able to include the attatched promo for the show in any episodes posted prior to July 1st.

Thank you again!

@RhoWoW @RealmPodcast