Recorded Sunday, August 15, 2021 2000
Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 719 - Watch Out For The Turns On The Road Ahead!
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 chat room with in-game giveaways moderated by chatroom-guru Constraxx. We record Live on our Twitch.tv page twitch.tv/ctrlaltwowpodcast
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This week in WoW:
Free T-Shirt Day - Aug. 16th.
ENDING Tuesday (reset) :
Torgast: Beast of Prodigum
PvP Brawl: Comp Stomp
Battleground Bonus Event
BEGINS Tuesday (reset):
PvP Brawl: Deepwind Dunk
Shadowlands Dungeon Event
What We've Been Doing:
A Kotaku article recently stated that Blizzard has “let go” some top level people, the circumstances are somewhat unknown, but at least one person has, apparently, been somewhat fired.
Jesse McCree, Luis Barriga, and Jonathan LeCraft are no longer with the company, for all the good that does.
McCree, being one of the people whose name has come up in connection with the lawsuit, and being one of the people in the “Cosby Suite” picture published, is the namesake of one of the Overwatch heroes. I wonder if that hero will be renamed, after the “purging” of other names, Alex Afrasiabi, from WoW.
He, McCree, worked as designer on Diablo 4 as of late, so I wonder how much of a delay that departure will cause.
According to a Kotaku article: “One source who learned of the news said Activision Blizzard did not give a reason for the departures, but they come as the company reckons with a California lawsuit alleging widespread sexual harassment and discrimination at the Overwatch and Call of Duty publisher.”
Also, in addition to those 3, Cory Stockton, was put on leave.
Blizzard is finally looking into the issue of players getting upgrades to conduits for specs they do not play at time of loot.
Getting conduits for other than the active spec is well and good, AFTER you have the upgrades for your current specs set.
I talked about this earlier in the expansion's life cycle and talked about getting the same conduit loot from multiple WQ’s at the same time.
That is wrong too, but just not giving you the right spec’s conduit (being the currently active spec) is even worse.
Look at the blue post for details on how it works, all i wanna say here is that you have to switch the spec entirely, not just switch loot spec, for this new system to take effect.
Finding time to game with a busy schedule, WoW is more of a solo game since flying came into the landscape of things.
The school year is starting way too soon! How is it already mid August?!
Here is another Blast from the Past coming to you from episode 441. Enjoy!
Each week GrandNagus takes a closer look at some of the most useful World of Warcraft addons out there.
Addon(s) of the week:
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Guild Updates: June 13 to June 20
Last week’s 60’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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