Sunday, May 8, 2022

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 747 - How Mobile Games Will Save Blizzard

 Recorded Sunday, May 8, 2022 2000


Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 747 - How Mobile Games Will Save Blizzard


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

We also have an ongoing contest. Send an email to ctrlaltwow@gmail.com telling us how you play WoW, either as an altoholic or dealing with it in your family life to be placed in a drawing for a WoW Pet or an Authenticator.




This week in WoW:


ONGOING : Children’s Week - Ending on May 9.


(MICRO)HOLIDAYS : Spring Balloon Festival - May 10 - 12.          


ENDING Tuesday (reset) : Timewalking: The Burning Crusade.

                                   PvP Brawl: Shado-Pan Showdown.


BEGINS Tuesday (reset): Pet Battle Bonus Event.

                                  PvP Brawl: Warsong Scramble. 


This week in FFXIV:



NEWS:

From Bellular:

Lowest ever MAU count since 2015, and remind yourself how many games didn’t exist in 2015 that are now part of the 22M MAUs.

But this will be one of the last quarters where we’ll see that low MAUs, since Diablo: Immortal and Warcraft: Arclight Rumble, both mobile games and F2P, will be released soon.

Children’s Week achievement “School of Hard Knocks” removed from Meta.

You don’t need a phone!! Diablo: Immortal will come to PC.

Overwatch 2 BETA has started. Watch selected streams to get access.

May 16th should see the housing situation in FFXIV settled.

Yoshida san said he had sleepless nights over it and it’s likely one of the biggest if not the biggest bug in FFXIV ever.

 

What We've Been Doing:



Aprillian


Air Fly syncs to my airpod and no latency problems.


http://twitch.tv/aprilpvd


http://youtube/aprilpvd


http://twitch.tv/aprilliancaw - Showtime streaming.

Constraxx

AH shenanigans, farming galore, alchemy routines. Helping out guild members with their projects.


Grand Nagus

Heaven Eleven - Complete the quest “A Journey to Remember.”

The Leader of the Band III - Add 50 unique music rolls to your orchestrion.

Despicable You II - Obtain 100 minions.

Happy Hunting - Complete the quest “Hippity, Hoppity, Happity.”

The Sweet Science IV - Achieve pugilist level 40.

Dungeon Siege IV - Complete 300 instanced dungeon raids or trials.

Fear the Reaper IX - Achieve botanist level 90.

Mastering the Land V - Achieve level 90 as a miner, botanist and fisher.

Call Me Snake III - Attain rank 6 (honored) with the Velodyna Gatekeepers (Ananta Tribe)

Custom Deliveries:

Satisfaction Guaranteed: M’naago I, Ehll Tou IV and Charlemend IV. Level V is max.

I found a new (to me) system to unlock and level. Shared FATEs.

A system introduced in Shadowbringers.


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Last week’s 120’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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Shout Outs & Thank You







Sunday, April 24, 2022

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 746 - It is DRAGONS!!

 Recorded Sunday, April 24, 2022 2000


Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 746 - It is DRAGONS!!


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

We also have an ongoing contest. Send an email to ctrlaltwow@gmail.com telling us how you play WoW, either as an altoholic or dealing with it in your family life to be placed in a drawing for a WoW Pet or an Authenticator.




This week in WoW:


ONGOING : 


(MICRO)HOLIDAYS :  Volunteer Guard Day April 28         


ENDING Tuesday (reset) : Battleground Bonus Event

                                   PvP Brawl: Comp Stomp


BEGINS Tuesday (reset): Shadowlands Dungeon Event

                                  PvP Brawl: Deepwind Dunk


Classic WoW SoM: The Ahn’Qiraj War Effort is now LIVE.


This week in FFXIV:


Patch 6.11 goes live.

Dragonsong’s Reprise (Ultimate) to release with 6.11.


* Additional features will be implemented in future updates:

A new custom deliveries client, New faction tribal quests, Tataru's Grand Endeavor sidequests, and Somehow Further Hildibrand Adventures sidequests are scheduled to be released in Patch 6.15.

Data Center Travel is scheduled to be implemented in Patch 6.18


NEWS:

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight.

The team is taking a "when it's ready approach" to release and so there is no release date yet.

New Player doesn’t include Shadowlands with Dragonflight released. Even Chromietime has your toon finish 10-50 way before reaching the end of a expansion’s content. So there is still breathing room to level to 60 in one expansion before going to Dragonflight at 60 or 58 if that two level before max level system will still be there.


Bajheera Interview with Brian Holinka:

The team wants to add more battlegrounds and arenas, but nothing to announce at the moment.

Cross-faction will be available for rated PvP.

Random battlegrounds will continue to have the faction divide. (Why?)

Rated solo queue could come later on in Dragonflight, but it would likely only allow you to queue by yourself.


Dragonflight Developer Interviews - Ungeek, Gamespot, and Gamerbraves:


Ungeek Interview:

The Dragon Isles are large and so Dragon Riding was added to allow a unique and easier way to navigate this world designed for dragons.

Gamespot Interview:

Flying in the Dragon Isles will not require a Pathfinder achievement.

The Dragon Isles was chosen for this expansion because it was one of the few remaining known places on Azeroth yet to be explored.

The Evoker class came about as the team realized that the Dracthyr race was too unique to be accessed by the current classes.

A Threads of Fate leveling system for alts will be utilized in Dragonflight and Blizzard is looking into making more systems account-wide.

Blizzard also plans to provide a more in-depth open world experience going forward.

There are no borrowed power systems in Dragonflight, but instead a revamp of systems that players are familiar with.

The team saw with the release of WoW Classic that much of the strengths of the old talent system still worked today and tried to find a way to incorporate that into the modern game.

Gamerbraves Interview

You will get a new talent point for every level from 60-70 with the new talent system. (and what about the lower levels?)

The starting zone for the Dracthyr will tell the story of why they are waking up now and their place in the story.




FFXIV housing lottery situation.


What We've Been Doing:



Aprillian

Population: One

Played Squads with Rummy500 and DirtNap516 and we worked together like a well oiled machine to get this awesome win in Population: One. I'm still a Master as of right now.


Why are you calling out your kills?

Generals: Calm Down


Constraxx

 AH wonderland, 4 to 6 Vials of the Sands sold, One Donated, no pet sales yet.


 Leveled 2nd Tauren Druid to 37, Boomkin specialization, getting gear at the AH every 2 or 3 levels for the non-heirloom gear.  I try no to kick people in dungeons, I just want the exp the loot is meh.


 I need to get more pyrium on the horde server I play on, I currently have 5 vials of the sands listed on AH and this morning I blew all my gold on flasks for the raid group to supply group activities on Thursdays.  Carefully gathering mats on AH except for one moment of suck where I bought all the Volatile Earth on AH thinking it was Volatile Life.


Grand Nagus

Temper, Temper VII - Achieve blacksmith level 70.

‘Tis True without Lying VII - Achieve alchemist level 70.

I Made That: Carpenter I - Craft and record completion of 30 unique carpenter recipes.

Why recording completion of recipes in FFXIV is important: Quick Synth.

Bio-Doma II - See the Doman enclave through the second phase of reconstruction.

An Eye for Detail: Blacksmith I - Craft 100 high-quality items as a blacksmith.


Break It Down III - Successfully desynthesize (disenchant) 500 items.

Desynth works with the job that crafted or gathered the item you desynth.



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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 towerofcommerce@gmail.com


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Last week’s 60’s: Raztini has reached this milestone.


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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Shout Outs & Thank You