Monday, May 25, 2020

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 664 - Still No Alpha!

Recording Monday, May 25, 2020 1700

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 664 - Still No Alpha!

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.
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This week in WoW:

ONGOING :             
World Quest Bonus Event
ENDING Tuesday (reset) : 
Call to Arms : Deepwind Gorge
World Quest Bonus Event Ends at Reset
BEGINS Tuesday (reset): 
PvP Brawl : Warsong Scramble
Timewalking Dungeon (101 and up) Draenor

What We've Been Doing:



A bit of anxiety this week, not feeling the energy for physical activity.  

3 new mounts Amber, Slate, and Jade Direhorns from the pandaria Zandalari Warbringers, 3 character pull and 4 loots to get the set.

A few weeks ago I acquired the blackfang 1500 mount from the tanaan jungle as well, took about 20 minutes to farm the black claws.

Finally able to solo the Honeysmasher on my rogue for reputation to be earned towards the bee mount, making slow progress on that.  550 rep per day +88 for 1 rich gelly on my Human Rogue.

A little bit of leveling on my worgen hunter through incursions, mostly in Kul Tiras, have not completed any quests to go over to the other continent yet, haven’t had another character to level alongside it on my 2nd or 3rd account. Current Level 114 with buff for 1 hour of 20% to experience from the incursion.

Grand Nagus

Learned max flying on both current project toons, since they are both gathering.
Forsaken Arcane Mage:
Current level: 115
My Forsaken Mage got his Arcane spec Artifact when starting progression in the Broken Isles, aka Legion, Aluneth, the greatstaff the Guardian Aegwynn used.
Now we all know that the powers of the Artifacts have been absorbed by the sword of Sargaras, but it looks like one power that Aluneth has, isn’t gone.
Overcharge is still being applied to the wielder of Aluneth by the spell Aluneth Drinks.
Aluneth Drinks:
“The Greatstaff of the Magna is devouring nearby sources of arcane energy.”
“Aluneth has recently absorbed power from a nearby source of magical energy. Arcane damage increased by 2% within the Broken Isles.”
This happened to me in Lorlathil in Val’sharah, and when absorbing energies, Aluneth whispered to me, like it did when i picked it up, 
I never knew this, obviously, since i haven’t played a Arcane Mage at this character level, the only other Mage i have, a Gnome named Kinndy, is a Frost Mage.
Just one thing i’d like to know, is this limited to the Artifact itself, since it’s a actually power increasing buff, not like the whisper, or can i get this buff from only transmoging another staff to look like Aluneth.
I’ll stay on it and i’ll try to find out if both or only one, or even neither works.
Working my way through the Mage Order Hall campaign to unlock the Order Hall set.
So far i’m 2/8.
The progression is locked about 2 five mission quests in the early stages, that’s something i don’t remember from other campaigns.
One thing i love about the Mage Order Hall, and the Druid one for that matter, is that one of the talents are -20% duration on missions over all.
Also, i LOVE Arcane Mage play style, did i mention that before, i might have, i think.
Leveling by running Island Expeditions some, awarding 168,750 XP per normal Island.
Looted Shadowfeather Hatchling as the first looted item besides the Seafarer’s Coin Pouch.
Vulpera Holy Priest:
Current level: 85
She’s skilling her Engineering profession in several expansions to get all the gadgets she can.
Current project is Jeeves and getting Pandaria Engineering done and set up by restarting my farms with ore plants. Can’t remember when i last had all my farms on one server going. Then again, i haven’t ever had this many toons with farms on one server.


Hello everyone,

So I infrequently visit twitter, and it shows when I went to twitter for some reason (probably just clicked on a link by accident) and saw a direct message.  Whoops!  I did some research and found that someone was asking about my characters on Earthen Ring.  I sent that someone a whisper on twitch, but for anyone else that is curious here is the list of all of my characters on Earthen Ring:

In CoD I have: Avataur (shaman), Jaydyn (monk), Quivala (mage), Richmaam (priest), Grettah (hunter), Maarku (warrior).
Those not in a guild (i.e. I've been lazy and keep forgetting to guild them) I have: Gaewa (druid), Kargon (DK), Venna (warlock), Atulijani (paladin), Quincee (rogue), Xalde (shaman), Aeroh (shaman).

I have been in that "I want to play WoW but I don't know what I want to do" for a while, and after that little adventure I think I'm going to do something with my Earthen Ring characters.  Either level some up or maybe do a few things to gear up my shaman or priest.  Maybe someone wants a leveling buddy.

Today's Blast from the Past is brought to you by the letter T and the number 4.  Oh, and it's from episode 411.  Enjoy!


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Last week’s 120’s:

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:
This Week Feklhr Reched Exaled with Clan of Darkness on Earthen Ring US.

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 - 

And we have a CtrlAltWoW Server - so check out the link above for invite.


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