Monday, August 2, 2021

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 717 - Let’s Not Throw Out The Baby With The Bathwater

 Recorded Sunday, August 1, 2021 1700


Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 717 - Let’s Not Throw Out The Baby With The Bathwater

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 : 

Darkmoon Faire            


ENDING Tuesday (reset) : 

 World Quest Bonus Event

 PvP Brawl : Arathi Blizzard 


BEGINS Monday: 


BEGINS Tuesday (reset): 

Timewalking: The Burning Crusade

PvP Brawl: Gravity Lapse


This month in WoW:


August 10th:

Sanctum of Domination LFR wing 3 opens


August 10th - 17th:

Torgast: Beast of Prodigum

PvP Brawl: Comp Stomp

Battleground Bonus Event


August 16th:

Free T-Shirt Day


August 17th - 24th:

PvP Brawl: Deepwind Dunk

Shadowlands Dungeon Event


August 24th:

Sanctum of Domination LFR wing 4 opens


August 24th - 31st:

PvP Brawl: Shado-Pan Showdown

Pet Battle Bonus Event


August 31st - September 4th:

Trial of Style


August 31st - September 7th:

Timewalking: Wrath of the Lich King

PvP Brawl: Warsong Scramble 


What We've Been Doing:

Bobby’s statement

Fran’s statement

Replies 

WilmerHale

Fran’s position as a DHS defending torture 


Aprillian



Constraxx

How did I get here?

  

Grand Nagus

A few content creators have quit covering Blizzard / World Of Warcraft content.

The reasons are many different ones and I feel we can’t/shouldn’t blame or judge them.

Preach said his reason was his feeling for the game has changed and the lawsuit has broken the camel's back. That’s it, he states that he’s not happy with the game anymore and that is a valid reason to quit the game. Why should you continue to play a game, or cover a game as a content creator, that you do not support or love playing.

I watched the Elune cinematic the other day, and i must say that i look forward to playing the content of the Night Fae covenant most of all, due to the contents direction in the chapter of the campaign that was just released/unlocked this last week.

I’ve come to the decision that i will be staying with FF14 for now and i will catch up with the WoW story once the new patch is announced and is about to get put on the PTR, giving me enough time to get my 4 main toons (one per covenant) up in renown to unlock the content and play it before the next patch, 9.2, releases.

Should there be anything significant coming in 9.1.5 I might do that earlier, but I doubt that there will be, since we haven’t seen anything major in a recent X.5 patch.

That is my path forward for now and I feel that it’s a good thing to do so mentally for me, since i really have issues directing any unbiased attention at Blizzard atm.


FF14 has a free login campaign now, 14 days of playtime. So returning players can now return for free for 14 days.

The reason for me talking about this is something i was wondering about, why did the counter of my remaining days of play say 45 when i bought the game and since we all know that you buy 30 days worth of game time, that looked odd to me. Now i know why those extra days were added, they included the free days to compensate for the free period.

Also, if you want to take the time to listen to, and this is tying FF14 and WoW together in a way but still now, the FF ARR theme song “Answers”, you could come to the conclusion that Blizzard heard the song and thought: “We can do that too.” and came up with “Daughter of the Sea”. I would love to ask some devs about that.

Something I'd like to see in WoW that FF 14 has is savable character profiles.

FF 14 doesn’t have a loot system. When you kill something the loot automatically drops into your bags on a personal loot basis.

In FF 14 you can save a character to load as template for a new character or retainer.



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Hello everyone,


I'm still processing the crushing disappointment from the news from blizzard.  There is still a lot of dust in the air and I'm waiting to see what comes of it.


So back to happier times with a blast from the past!  This one is from episode 440.  I hope you enjoy it!


--Kyle









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


Addon(s) of the week: BadBoy “suite” of addons.


BadBoy: Spam Blocker and Reporter

BadBoy_CCleaner: Filter Crap from Chat

BadBoy_Guilded: Block Guild Advertising.


You can find GrandNagus on Twitter @GrandNagus1, or by email at towerofcommerce@gmail.com


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Guild Updates: June 13 to June 20

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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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Shout Outs & Thank You







Monday, July 26, 2021

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 716 - Why Blizzard, Why?

 Recorded Sunday, July 25, 2021 1700


Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 716 - Why Blizzard, Why?

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 : 


MICROHOLIDAYS: Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl            


ENDING Tuesday (reset) : 

  PvP Brawl : Deep Six 

  Arena Skirmish Bonus Event


BEGINS Sunday: 

Darkmoon Faire - August 1st


BEGINS Tuesday (reset): 

  World Quest Bonus Event

  PvP Brawl : Arathi Blizzard 

  Sanctum of Domination next wing of LFR unlocked


What We've Been Doing:



Aprillian




Constraxx

Finding what makes you happy in the game.  Avoiding stress in real life, high anxiety disables everything for me including sleep.  Watching Ash vs Evil Dead on Netflix, occasional in game death.

  

Grand Nagus

Being in a relationship with a survivor of sexual violence i can’t bring myself to even open my Blizzard App.

I’ve taken it off of Auto Start for the time being. 

I have to just see, but more feel if / when the time is right to return to WoW.

Hearing all the horrible stories about the things that happened and about the people that acted shamefully, disgustingly shameful and so, oh so wrong, it breaks my heart.

For people that want to cancel the sub, as someone, and I can't remember who, said, it’s ok to do so, if you feel you need to do that to feel better.

On the other side, if you feel like you shouldn’t, for any reason, then continue to play.

The game is not at fault for the IRL things the people higher up did.

The community isn’t at fault.

I will always love the product, the IP, that is Warcraft.

I think I said last week that I would love nothing more than to have FF14 with the story from Warcraft be one game.

Think about the victims at Blizzard, still working there now. Think about the ex-employees, that are victims, from Blizzard that still play the game(s), because the love the CONTENT they created and are, rightfully so, proud of what they created.

If you don’t like the game, and there are enough reasons to, just stop playing.

If you stop playing just to “burn down Blizzard”, that’s not a good reason to do so.

According to some sources production at Blizzard has all but halted for the moment.

That could result in delays in releases patches and expansions and entire games, because I highly doubt that this was only a thing in the WoW team. This was systematic, is systematic and effects Diablo Immortal, Diablo IV

This is really funny, I play a game where you don’t want alts.

Where everything can be done by one toon.

If you need a tank in the raid and you play a dps, you just click one button and you, or anyone else for that matter becomes a tank.


Remaking WoW and Blizzard at the same time?


Golden Saucer in FF14 is a casino much like the DMF in WoW

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


Addon(s) of the week:


You can find GrandNagus on Twitter @GrandNagus1, or by email at towerofcommerce@gmail.com


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Guild Updates: June 13 to June 20

10


45


20


50


30


60


40





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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Shout Outs & Thank You