Recording Tuesday, July 14, 2020 1700
Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 670 - The Shadows Are Rising
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
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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 : Timewalking dungeons (Mist of Pandaria)
Yesterday (Luminous Luminaries) (unknown event)
New mount for 6 month recurring customers. (Steamscale Incinerator)
ENDING Tuesday, Today (reset) :
Timewalking dungeons (Wrath of the lich King)
PvP Brawl : Southshore vs Tarren Mill
World Quest Bonus Event
BEGINS Tuesday (reset):
Timewalking Dungeons (Mist of Pandaria)
What We've Been Doing:
With the launch of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands the XP bonuses will be removed from the heirlooms!
BlizzardWatch asked in an article what we would want as a replacement.
Here are some answers that i really liked:
Utility buffs like faster swim, mounted, gathering speeds and so forth.
Bring back old set bonuses.
Upgrade the quality equivalent to Epic form current Rare.
Gold drop increase or repair cost discount.
If you have not yet bought World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, or have done so and want to buy / upgrade to the CE version ( the 4th version of the game for sale ), listen carefully, and/or check out our show notes or the official bluepost.
Upgrading From Base Edition, Heroic Edition, or Epic Edition to Collector’s Edition
If you’ve purchased a digital copy of Shadowlands from our in-game shop or Blizzard shop, and want to upgrade to the Collector’s Edition, we will automatically credit you the cost of the digital copy in Blizzard Balance—as long as you enter the Collector’s Edition key before 11:59 p.m. PDT on March 31, 2021. When you enter the key from your Collector’s Edition, the credit will automatically kick in based on the original transaction on your account.
Remember, you will need to enter the Collector’s Edition key before 11:59 p.m. PDT on March 31, 2021, as automatic Blizzard Balance credits will be turned off at that time.
Please note, if you originally bought a lower-priced edition then upgraded to a higher-priced edition, you will be credited based on the original purchase only. Here are the specific scenarios:
Epic Edition > Collector’s Edition
If you originally bought the Epic Edition of Shadowlands and pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition, your Blizzard Balance credit will be for the price you paid for the Epic Edition.
Heroic Edition > Epic Edition > Collector’s Edition
If you bought the Heroic Edition, upgraded to the Epic Edition at a later date, then pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition of Shadowlands, your Blizzard Balance credit will be the price you paid for the original Heroic Edition.
Heroic Edition > Collector’s Edition
If you originally bought the Heroic Edition of Shadowlands and pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition, your Blizzard Balance credit will be the price you paid for the Heroic Edition.
Base Edition > Heroic Edition > Collector’s Edition
If you bought the Base Edition, upgraded to the Heroic Edition at a later date, then pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition of Shadowlands, your Blizzard Balance credit will be the price you paid for the original Base Edition.
Base Edition > Heroic Edition > Epic Edition > Collector’s Edition
If you bought the Base Edition, upgraded to the Heroic Edition and then the Epic Edition at a later date, then pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition of Shadowlands, your Blizzard Balance credit will be the price you paid for the original Base Edition.
WarcraftRadio interviewed Patrick Dawson on Shadowlands.
The reward structure for Shadowlands is making sure player agency is the main factor.
The team has been discussing how to further give customization options to druid forms or even things like Paladin wings.
The team is just starting with the new customization options. As they see what people like and engage with, they will add more options as time goes on.
Classic has helped the team understand a bit more about what players want. The team sees the two games as separate, however.
The team has discussed having pet battles added to the companion app. There are no plans right now, however.
I would want to say, hoping that we get access to then Beta soon,
New Mount Steamscale Incinerator from 6 month recurring subscription.
Done with half the new book: World of Warcraft: Shadows Rising by Madeleine Roux, and let me tell you something, without spoilers: This is a awesome book, and if you want a book that in’t so much about the overarching story of the universe, but about “insignificant” but still important character development aspects of the universe and the game, this is your book.
Blood Elf DK at 120, leveling in Zuldazar, currently trying to save the Zandalari King and his Loa.
Leveling the toons to max first and focussing on equipping them, that need / will be the toons that i will play in the different Shadowland Covenants, all though i’m not sure yet what combination i’ll go with toon/Covenant wise.
Only thing that’s clear is that Trelane will be going with the Venthir
Of cause i will have to get a Druid to max to cover one of them, but we still have enough time to do that, even if we are, just today starting Beta and saying goodbye to alpha testing.
I know I'm a week behind in responding, but my condolences for your loss. I hope you and your family are doing well and staying safe, and if there is anything I can do to help out please don't be afraid to ask.
This week I did some dungeon runs from Legion, specifically Return to Karazhan. I had never done it before and was curious if I could do it solo at 120. Well, I could! It was a fun run, I loved the raid and the dungeon is fun as well.
I also got a few more gear pieces for some of my other 120 toons, but there is something annoying about getting new gear: it can still be corrupted even if you haven't caught up to the latest content. Why is this annoying? I can not cleanse the corruption because I have none of the latest currency, and I can't seem to get any of that currency unless I mostly complete the storyline of the latest content. So my corrupted gear just sits in my bag because I don't want to bother with it yet.
Oh, and I got another mount from blizzard as thanks for subscribing with a 6 month thing. That was a nice surprise!
This week's Blast from the Past is brought to you by episode 416. Enjoy!
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Guild Updates: Jul 7 - Jul 14
Last week’s 120’s:
Bigjobs has reached max level this week.
Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:
Ironicide & Lilbitgreen have earned this achievement.
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.