Monday, September 6, 2021

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 721 - Is Blizzard Actually Finally Listening?

 Recorded Sunday, September 5, 2021 2000

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 721 - Is Blizzard Actually Finally Listening?

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 page

We also have an ongoing contest. Send an email to 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.

This week in WoW:

ONGOING : Darkmoon Faire            

ENDING Tuesday (reset) : Timewalking: WotLK

                                   PvP Brawl: Warsong Scramble

BEGINS Tuesday (reset): Torgast: Chorus of Dead Souls

                                  Arena Skirmish Bonus Event

                                  PvP Brawl: Cooking Impossible

What We've Been Doing:

  • Group Finder Improvements

    • Accounts now require an attached Authenticator to post custom text when listing a group for Dungeons, Raids, or Rated PvP activities. All players may still search for and join others’ groups.

      • Developers’ note: A Group Finder that’s full of advertisements bothers us as much as it does you, but a challenge we’ve faced in trying to eliminate those ads is that they are often posted by compromised accounts or other throwaway accounts, such that penalties incurred by in-game reporting have not proven to be an effective deterrent. And regardless, relying on reports still means that some number of players have their experience disrupted by the spam before it gets reported. The Authenticator is available for mobile devices and is a simple and convenient way to secure your World of Warcraft account, but if you prefer not to use it for whatever reason, you will still be able to post groups that will have descriptions auto-populated (e.g. based on raid name and difficulty selected in UI dropdowns, or derived from the Mythic Keystone currently in your bags). Our goal is to clean up the Group Finder while trying to minimize the inconvenience to ordinary players.

Tail length on Draenai:

I was mistaken the other week.

Draenai have different tail lengths already, it’s the Lightforged Draenai that get them now.

Man Blizzard went all out with new customizations for Nightborne, Lightforged Draenai and some for Void Elves.



The poke way around the garrison, and the Covenant.

Grand Nagus

With all the things Blizzard has done right regarding transmog, the entire low polygon count gear is still upsetting me.

Since I've started playing FFXIV I've been so spoiled when it comes to great looking gear.

Yes, if you look really closely it’s not what i want either, i get that, but it’s way better than WoW’s gear.

I did Palace of the Dead the first time today, FFXIV’s version (the original imo) of Torgast.

I've felt cheated by Blizzard ever since I've seen FFXIV’s version.

It looks like Torgast is a c&p of PotD and because they didn’t want to make it too obvious they just left parts out, making it less fun / challenging.

Just a few examples of things they “changed” with Torgast.


Up to 5 deaths

6 (originally) now 5 floors

Characters go into the tower with their talents and level from outside.

Palace of the Dead:

Hardcore death. (Team members can res others at a special pylon if you are in there with a group.) So as a group only a wipe ends the run.

200 floors with a possibility of saving after each 10 floors and come back eventually until you die or reset.

Every character goes in as level 1 with the abilities a level 1 character of that class has and builds up their toolkit with the experience they earn and level up.

You can even level your toon past your “outside” level if you survive long enough.




Each week GrandNagus takes a closer look at some of the most useful World of Warcraft addons out there.

You can find GrandNagus on Twitter @GrandNagus1, or by email at


Guild Updates: XXX-XXX













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 - 

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


Shout Outs & Thank You

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