Recorded Sunday, November 21, 2021 2000
Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 729 - Bobby Kotick - Problems And No End
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 : 17th WoW Anniversary Celebration runs until Dec. 6th.
(MICRO)HOLIDAYS: Pilgrim’s Bounty from Nov. 23rd - Nov. 30th.
ENDING Tuesday (reset) : Battleground Bonus Event.
PvP Brawl: Shadow-Pan Showdown.
BEGINS Tuesday (reset): Shadowlands Dungeon Event.
PvP Brawl: Warsong Scramble.
I misunderstood the connection of the purpose of Zereth Mortis, it’s not the creator of Azeroth, it’s created by the creators of Azeroth and it creates afterlives, so no, Azeroth is not an afterlife, I just didn’t read the text right. The First Ones created Azeroth like they created Zereth Mortis and it then created the afterlives we now walk in.
Activision Blizzard and the Wall Street Journal:
Here is the link to WoWHead’s article, covering the story published in the WSJ.
The Wall Street Journal said:
In August, Activision named a longtime employee, Jennifer Oneal, to be Blizzard’s co-head, making her the first woman to lead one of the company’s business units. The following month, she sent an email to a member of Activision’s legal team in which she professed a lack of faith in Activision’s leadership to turn the culture around, saying “it was clear that the company would never prioritize our people the right way.”
Ms. Oneal said in the email she had been sexually harassed earlier in her career at Activision, and that she was paid less than her male counterpart at the helm of Blizzard, and wanted to discuss her resignation. “I have been tokenized, marginalized, and discriminated against,” wrote Ms. Oneal, who is Asian-American and gay.
Also, it looks like the employee letter Fran Tounsend sent out some month ago, wasn’t written by her, but rather by Bobby Kotick himself and Tounsend just hit send on her email app.
One reason to not fire Bobby would be the $300+ he gets if he’s fired without cause.
Reaction from PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan. That might be the first sign of ABK being forced to do something about the situation, cause it’s not good for them to lose access to the PlayStation platform for their CoD games.
GMT and DST:
FFXIV uses GMT in their announcements for time relevant content and statements.
Blizzard uses P(D/S)T for theirs.
There is a difference, an important difference.
Any timezone OTHER THAN GMT might be changing due to DST.
There are countries and territories that don’t use DST, yes, but generally many, if not most, do.
GMT however never changes! I believe that is why the UK came up with BST, bringing the UK to UCT+1 (UCT is the technical Coordinated Universal Time that never changes either).
Why do I bring this up? Ahhh ocean fishing in FFXIV! Since the ingame calendar runs on GMT, at least that what i’ve gathered from all of this, at least the event relevant time, the boat to go ocean fishing leaves on the other hour now, where, for me in the EU being on CEST now, the boat left on even hours in DST, it now leaves at odd hours, being that the time in game didn’t change, it just did so IRL.
What We've Been Doing:
Grinding Archeology on a Tauren Druid, and alchemy capped for cataclysm.
My Miqo’te is level 76 now, so only 4 more levels to go to reach max level of 80.
Finished the 4.0 MSQ and am now starting on the patch content of STORMBLOOD.
I would like to give new players aka SPROUTS in FFXIV some help over the next few weeks.
I myself have found some YouTube videos from different content creators helpful for getting into the game and I would like to share some of them on a weekly basis.
The first week you’ll get two, both, as many of them will be, by ZeplaHQ.
The first one is about 9 Things EVERY New FFXIV Player Should Know!. It is 2 years old, but it hasn’t lost any of its relevance.
The second one is about Mistakes New Players Make in FFXIV.
Each week GrandNagus takes a closer look at some of the most useful World of Warcraft addons out there.
Addon(s) of the week: Mog Partial Sets
You can find GrandNagus on Twitter @GrandNagus1, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Guild Updates: No new updates this week
Last week’s 120’s: No new updates this week
Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:
No new updates this week
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.