Recorded Monday, June 24, 2019 2000
Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 619 - Azshara Is Upon Us
Aprillian, Constraxx, Vrishna, Grand Nagus and guest hosts discuss another week of playing World of Warcraft, Blizzard's greatest MMORPG. The show features audio segments and email submissions from our lovely listeners. Guild Round up from Constraxx.
If you want to join the conversations on the show, we have a live chatroom with in-game giveaways moderated by chatroom-guru Constraxx. We record Live on our Twitch.tv page twitch.tv/ctrlaltwowpodcast
We also have an ongoing contest. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us how you play WoW, either as an altoholic or dealing with it in your family life to being placed in a drawing for a WoW Pet or an Authenticator.
Write somewhere in email that you would like to be considered for a one month of Wow in honor of Vrishna.
This week in WoW:
Midsummer Fire Festival running until July 5th
What We've Been Doing:
New items this year with the Midsummer Fire Festival:
The cloaks you can get from the Frost Lord Ahune, will have a iLvl
Of 365 this year.
To earn your wings in Battle for Azeroth, you’ll need to:
- Reach Revered with the following factions: The Rustbolt Resistance and either the Unshackled (Horde) or Waveblade Ankoan (Alliance)
- Earn the achievement Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder, Part 1 (progress is account-wide)
- Explore Nazjatar: Ashen Strand, Azsh’ari Terrace, Coral Forest, Deepcoil Tunnels, Dragon’s Teeth Basin, The Drowned Market, Elun’alor Temple, The Empress’s Approach, Gate of the Queen, The Hanging Reef, Kal’methi, Shirakess Repository, Spears of Azshara, Zanj’ir Terrace, Zanj’ir Wash, Zin-Azshari
- Explore Mechagon: Rustbolt, Sparkweaver Point, Junkwatt Depot, The Heaps, Scrapbone Den, Western Spray, The Outflow, The Fleeting Forest
In Rise of Azshara, the Horde and the Alliance will confront an ancient enemy who’s long been lurking in the depths of Azeroth’s seas: the formidable Queen Azshara and her fearsome naga army. In honor of her majesty’s grand return, starting today you can get up to 50% off all Digital Deluxe items from World of Warcraft expansions Battle for Azeroth, Legion, and Warlords of Draenor.
With two new zones—Nazjatar and Mechagon—and a variety of ways to gear up and quickly get into the latest action, Rise of Azshara is an excellent time to join the Battle for Azeroth or bring your friends into the adventure. Upgrade to the latest expansion or introduce a friend to Azeroth by purchasing World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth or the World of Warcraft Complete Collection and save $20 through July 7, 2019.
New World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Comic – "Mechagon"
A new comic has been released! We've updated our Warcraft Literature Chronology to include it.
Meet Your New Friends
To help navigate the perils of Nazjatar, Alliance heroes will join forces with the Waveblade Ankoan, a faction of deep-sea warriors skilled in surviving the dangers of the ocean. Meanwhile, Horde heroes will find worthy allies in the Unshackled, a disparate group of makura, sea giants, and gilgoblins who have banded together to seize their freedom from enslavement by the naga.
New Bethic Gear
As you explore Nazjatar, you’ll collect Prismatic Manapearls, a new kind of soulbound currency you can spend to purchase Benthic tokens and upgrades. These bind-to-account tokens grant a piece of upgradable Benthic gear specific to your armor type (cloth, leather, mail, plate), starting at item level 385. With enough time and effort, players can dedicate their hard-earned Manapearls to upgrade pieces to ilvl 425, just shy of Heroic-level raid gear (ilvl 430). Learn more about Benthic Gear in our earlier preview.
New PvE Events
Summons from the Depths
While in Nazjatar, Queen Azshara will periodically rally her naga forces to summon forth a powerful creature from the depths for a zone-wide event. Each such event will occur in two phases: The first phase will require you to clear out some of Queen Azshara’s elite naga forces within a limited amount of time, while the second phase will require players to work together to defeat the monstrosity the naga have called. Keep an eye out for a skull-shaped icon on your map indicating that one of these events is underway.
Azshara's Elite Commanders
From time to time, players will be called upon to face five of Azshara’s elite commanders, who will appear in various locations throughout Nazjatar (available only when War Mode is off). Defeating any of these five formidable foes will provide you with Prismatic Manapearls—and the more you take down, the more Manapearls you’ll have to spend at your favorite vendor.
New PvP Event: Battle for Nazjatar
Players who have War Mode enabled in Nazjatar will be able to take part in a new PvP event to earn rewards and achievements. During the Battle for Nazjatar event, the Horde and the Alliance will need to coordinate their forces to capture and hold five points across the zone: Ala’thir Spire, Lemor’athra Spire, Thoras’tal Spire, Tidal Conflux, and Zin-Azshari.
New World Bosses
While exploring this dangerous new territory, keep your eyes out for two new World Bosses: Ulmath, the Soulbinder and Wekemara.
Ulmath, the Soulbinder: Ulmath, the Soulbinder, seeks to enthrall the restless spirits of Nazjatar. If left unchecked it will amass an unstoppable undead force bound to its malevolent will.
Wekemara: Summoned from the depths by an ancient naga ritual, Wekemara arises once more to wreak havok upon the surface.
New Raid Dungeon: The Eternal Palace
Your journeys in Nazjatar will ultimately lead to Queen Azshara’s seat of power in The Eternal Palace, a new raid featuring 8 new bosses, including the Queen of Tides’ most devoted champions. Learn more about this new raid and its release schedule in our preview.
Lament of the Highborne by Patty Mattson
The voice actor for Sylvanas Windrunner, Patty Mattson recorded her own version of "Lament of the Highborne 2019".
Lost in the woods. Hordeside.
Finished “Tides of Vengeace” still have to do “Zandalar forever”
Unlocked the Mah’ghar Orc. Exalted with Honorbound.
390 1H Sword from quest reward on Order of Embers … warforged.
Killing time while watching netflix, too many quests to do in 1 week.
Pressing to get as many reps up as possible.
Island expeditions x 9, 4 pet drops. Captain nibs as a duplicate.
Natima (Lightforged Draenai Paladin) dinged 120.
Greenman Warlock got from 21 to 23
Here are my audios for the week. The Blast from the Past is from episode 375 and has a new intro for this week :). Hope you enjoy!
Each week GrandNagus takes a closer look at some of the most useful World of Warcraft addons out there.
Today we have another talk about a major patch and the messing up of the addons and the need for updates for them.
You can find GrandNagus on Twitter @GrandNagus1, or by email at email@example.com
Guild Updates: XXX-XXX
Last week’s 120’s:
Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:
Guild Chat App - Discord
Trying a 24/7 chat app for guildies to join and just keep in contact and have chats with during IRL :) Also has a voice channel just like vent/mumble! And very easy to use! :)
The App is Discord - https://discord.gg/0gr8ON8GpXJQrJHy
And we have a CtrlAltWoW Server - so check out the link above for invite.