Sunday, February 16, 2020

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 650 - From It’s Ashes, The Phoenix Is Reborn ?!?!

Recorded Sunday, February 16, 2020 1700

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 650 - From It’s Ashes, The Phoenix Is Reborn ?!?!

Aprillian, Constraxx, 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 ctrlaltwow@gmail.com 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.

Vrishna Scholarship:
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:

ONGOING : Love Is In The Air (ends Friday feb. 21st 11:59pm)
              

ENDING Tuesday (reset) : World Quest Bonus Event Ends (4 am)
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BEGINS Tuesday (reset): PvP Brawl Temple of Hotmogu Begins (8 am)
                                   : Hatching of the Hippogryphs (next Sunday 23rd, All Day)


What We've Been Doing:


Aprillian




Constraxx

Dishna Hunter on Guild Master Wyrmrest Accord Dethroned, 9 months inactive. Level 10 Hunter will be leveled up for Alchemy transmute and play time with Chromie, I pull a Jeppy on Aprillian cuz i Can’t get her to log in alliance side…  Keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer. Since I have 4 subbed accounts I now understand better the complexities of guild management on that level. Dishna was level 1.  

On Hordeside Wyrmrest Accord Aprils level 8 warlock is doing a fantastic job and I’m glad to be of service there.  I will level my undead warlock to level 10 after Love is in the Air, you can never have too many forsaken warlocks… 

The Pandaren Rogue on EU is now level 11, about 60% through the starting experience, current purse stands at 88 silver 3 copper, may end up buying a token to get my gold making operation started over there since I dont have any pets to sell at the moment or any knowledge of the goldmaking EU side.

My long time friend Chaos has returned after being absent from the game since the end of Warlords, he is currently 4 levels into Legion content and restarting Azuna over and over on his profession Characters, I played about 4 hours with his hunter to get his leatherworking off the ground, this is beneficial for me as I still have not capped legion Letherworking in Legion Master of All, also need to finish Legion Jewelcrafting.  It has been a long time since I was able to put a good progress on any Zone in Legion, my friend’s DPS on his hunter is uber, we are both skinners so we make short kills of quests, mobs, corpses and use passenger flying mount to grab the flight points on his alts. I gifted him, 30k alliance side, a vial of the sands, a sky golem, 15 hexweave bags and several profession bags (engineering, mining, herbalism, enchanting). Since he can craft his own gear I did not give him any gear as quest gear will most likely replace anything I can offer.  I did request him to make a blood elf to help me out with stay classy hordeside, he was agreable and made a blood elf priest, I joined him in the starting area until level 5 then ported the 2 of us to Dalaran (North Rend) I offered him 3 hexweave bags, and 2 Herbalism bags for his alchemy, I also gave him 8000 gold which will take care of his flying upon reaching level 70. I don’t expect him to boost anything, that is not the style with which he plays, rather I expect him to cap at level 110 or 120 and wait a few months to buy Shadowlands, his income can be slow So it’s all a matter of slowing down with him and finding content that i can party sync with so we can bunny hop the quests and I get gear reward and excellent source of Experience to level with Hunter or any class for that matter.

I sent myself a Recruit-A-Friend on Hearhstone for EU, still missing 3 emails to join for my Shaman Portrait reward, it was a simple process once I figured out the email part when logged on the game.  I also purchased the solo Adventure for Descent of Dragons, there are cards in there which are either not available or very difficult to craft if you don’t have a lot of dust, the league of E.V.I.L has set decks and special powers and the League of Explorers has the counters for those decks, moves etc.  It’s very much like playing chess, you get to practice with a fixed deck and then you get to play against that same deck with the counter to it and try to win both versions of the same fight. Interesting Artwork, Interesting Moves, Interesting Mechanics, very much like chess, Fatigue and Cunning both play a heavy part in the game.  I played a game after the 6 practice intro and 3 wins against random opponent, My EU mage vs My US priest, Mage did remarkably well until turn 9, then ran out of DPS to keep burting down minions, wrong draw meant the overpowered 16 attack 16 health legendary dragon my priest buffed was cleaning up in turn 10.
Guild inviting myself and what that looks like when the GM sets up recruitment advertising for 30 days in guild finder.  On thorium Brotherhood, pet battlers and profession junkies alike welcome.
The guild master has an option in Roster to accept new guild applications…
Then you can accept the invitation after the GM approves you into the guild… 


Grand Nagus




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Hello everyone,

It's been quite busy lately between parent teacher conferences and our First Robotics team putting in some overtime trying to get our robot ready for a week zero practice match.  No time for playing yet, but the old and new episodes help keep me in the game.

Here are some clips from episode 399.  This also includes a clip from a different episode that seemed appropriate for this time of year.  Enjoy!

--Kyle













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Guild Updates: February 9 to February 16

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Greenadelic
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Audraa
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120
Megelodar
70




Last week’s 120’s:
Megelodar on Earthen Ring - US.

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:




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.

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Shout Outs & Thank You






Sunday, February 9, 2020

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 649 - Is This Year The Year?

Recorded Sunday, February 9, 2020 1700

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 649 - Is This Year The Year?

Aprillian, Constraxx, 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 ctrlaltwow@gmail.com telling us how you play WoW, either as an altoholic or dealing with it in your family life to be placed in a drawing for a WoW Pet or an Authenticator.

Vrishna Scholarship:
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:

ONGOING : Love Is In The Air (ends Friday feb. 21st 11:59pm)
              

ENDING Tuesday (reset) : : Arena Skirmish Bonus Event (7am)
                                    : PvP Brawl Cooking Impossible (8am)

BEGINS Tuesday (reset): World Quest Bonus Event.
                                   : Ny’alotha, the Waking City LfR Wing 2 opens.





What We've Been Doing:


Aprillian


Constraxx

16 runs of Love dungeons a day on first day, 17 runs day after that and after that.

Leveled Alliance mage to max level, 15 minute later got exalted with Animal Kingdoms.  Massive presence at Darkmoon Faire, tons of alts, side quests, Grizzly trophy’s… Pass out at the Carousel, pass out at the Feasels, Pass out and fall off a cliff, Pass out in Draenor doing Pet battles, Pass out before the faire ends at 10pm.

Got the Epic version of the EU game, for 99 Euros
Got the 6 month renewal for 69 Euros
Translates to 249 CDN $.


Grand Nagus

Finished the Meta-Achievment to get the Harrison Jones follower for the Sin’dorei Hunter’s Garrison.
Started leveling Zandarlari cooking.
Started leveling Arcaeology.
Both not too far yet, cooking at 81 and Archy at 74 (Archy counts the old style still, not sure why).

RAF reward for 3 month: Explorere’s Dunetrekker 2 seat ground mount!

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Guild Updates: February 2 - February 9

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Vashti
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Teadora
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Last week’s 120’s:
Teodora has hit max level on Winterhoof :D

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:




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.

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Shout Outs & Thank You






Sunday, February 2, 2020

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 648 - Another Boost, another max level, Recruit-a-Friend EU???

Recorded Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 1700

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 648 - Another Boost, another max level, Recruit-a-Friend EU???

Aprillian, Constraxx, 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 ctrlaltwow@gmail.com 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.

Vrishna Scholarship:
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:


Table of Contents

ONGOING : Lunar Festival (ends Friday 10am)
               : Darkmoon Faire (ends Saturday 11:59pm)

ENDING Tuesday (reset) : Timewalking Dungeon Event (Draenor) (4am)

BEGINS Tuesday (reset) : Arena Skirmish Bonus Event (7am)
                                    : PvP Brawl Cooking Impossible (8am)
    Saturday        : Love is in the air (12:01am)


What We've Been Doing:


Aprillian



Constraxx

Mount run Prep : Hivemind monocle collection on 3 characters alliance side.

Can we get a Cross Region invite please (Limit to 1 or 2 timewalking instances, no exchange of currency and pets, need 4 low latency to guarantee stable invite cross region to another Battle.Net)

Leveling Alliance Mage on 3rd account for a Mount run Prep, it’s taken several weeks to figure out the expectations with the puzzles and the gathering of all the monocles, and summoning helpers, and portaling to item locations for Blue, Red, Green and Yellow monocles for the Hivemind Mount, I not only want to be able to do it, I want to be able to explain it and lead the attempt for 3 to 5 people to get the mount both Alliance and Horde side.  Also Boosted a level 110 goblin Priest for the same purpose.

Revving up Spare PC to do recording of Podcast and also to generate Videos for YouTube.  Long night watching Turwinkle’s gameplay of StarWars the Old Republic was very engaging, I thought to myself I can do this on a small scale and cut and paste the video to be a seamless assembly at the end.

Starting a 4th Account on EU, I will use game time until the person who sends me the link for Battle.Net EU get the reward for 9 months of Recruit-A-Friend.

Spending 40 to 45 minutes per character at Darkmoon Faire, i think i’ve played too much, can’t concentrate on anything except maybe Archeology, I pushed the engine beyond the limits and now I’m Paying the price for my overzealous leveling.

Triple boxing with keyclone.exe is fun for the most part, just a matter of using the same 3 characters over and over to get used to the feel of the pull and when to pop defensive cooldowns.  Even Elites seem to die quickly. Completing the Assaults on Zandalar and Kul Tiras in warmode to earn enough Conquest on the Gnome Rogue to get a 440 corrupted weapon from Season 4.

Completed Grizzle Quest Trophy quest on 4 characters, cycling through to pick up new ones and turn in last month’s as I go on my alts.  Leveling skinning and Leatherworking.

Grand Nagus


Started Garrison stuff on the Sin’dorei Hunter big time. Built a Spirit Lodge and started farming Ogre Stones. Found an awesome spot where i get about 100 in around 15 mins.
All the follower and mission items

Dinged 70 on my next Forsaken Warlock. Tailor and Mining on this one. 

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Not much new on my end, but I do have another Blast from the Past.  Today we explore episode 398. Enjoy!

--Kyle













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AddOn of the week: ArkInventory issues with profiles and accounts

You can find GrandNagus on Twitter @GrandNagus1, or by email at towerofcommerce@gmail.com

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Guild Updates: Jan.26 - Feb.2

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Blackholesun (CoD ii)
80
Blackholesun
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Blackholesun (ER - US)
Lilbitironic (Winterhoof)
85
Blackholesun
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Blackholesun
90
Blackholesun
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Blackholesun
100
Blackholesun
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Blackholesun 
 Joyfulcallin (ER - US)
110
Blackholesun
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Blackholesun
120

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Blackholesun



Last week’s 120’s:

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:




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.

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Shout Outs & Thank You