Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 202 - Gear Up!

Aprillian, Ashayo, Virshna and Jeppy discuss another week of playing World of Warcraft, Blizzard's great MMORPG. Contest Ongoing send an email to telling us how you play WoW, either as an altaholic or dealing with it in your family life to being placed in a drawing for a month free of WoW or a $10 iTunes Gift Card or an Authenticator.

With special guest Molly/Kim from Ladies of Leet which can be found on iTunes and at


Hello Darlings!!

Okay, I am SURE I'm getting this in on time...finally!! hehehee... I hope you enjoy it!

*great big hugs!*

Juuno =D

What We've Been Doing:

Running/walking on treadmill while doing discovery on Astarå
Need a higher level DE'r, should I level Primall, who is 369
Started leveling Astarå on Enchanting

Overloaded mailboxes full of good stuff.
Went through Aprillian's bank. Upgraded Netherweave bags to Frostweave.
Made my weekly Glacial Bag
Wed cooking quest, better with bacon, the best!

Got Astarå to 301 in enchanting

Valentine's Quest - Shadow Priest with Shadow Heart, cute.

No rhino meat on ah - went to Storm Peak

Focusing on getting exalted for AT, so silly I know. Took Epril to Orc starting area with two RAF.

Then took Auruk & Epril to Mulgore
Grandmother passed away
Aprillian & Vrishna

Guild Achievement, Everyone needs a Logo

Changing outfits when not fighting
Red Arrow?
Finished Valiant training on Auruk
Got butt handed to us in Ahn'kahet

Spent Friday morning checking the AH
Went back to Halls of Stone and finished.
Twilight Highlands

Sunday 2/6/11 A day that will live in infamy. (and that I will be paying for for the rest of my life ) I stopped at close to 1/4 bubble away from 85 to wait for Aprillian to be home to see me ding. FOR 2 DAYS !

Broke down and got Gatherer.

Deepholm, ah Deepholm . Almost didn't go.

Found Thunderhall and Camp Tunka'lo. Beat the north wind and got the flight path. Great quest gold.

I blame Keelhaul for spending almost 5000 gold. AAAAHHHHH !!!!!!! I level to 313 from 176 ? Superior achievement.

Heroic Utgard Pinnacle with Keelhaul, sadly , no blue drake. However did get exalted with Silvermoon !

What's up with the no fly zone in the Belf starting area ! HMMM ?

Latency for home and server.

Completed Worgen starting zone with Molly. Now questing in Darkshore.

TB dailies
Dragonmaw Dailies - annoying ganking mage

Ashayo - levelled inscription to make relic for Jekle

Rox The Horde - Mara purple (short!) and RFK

- BH attempts
- H Deadmines [Ready for Raiding] (cont) Cookie is crazy fight for melee
- Beat Man by 1 on chaos orb
- Beat Argaloth in B.Hold with less than 1 second to wiping

- Twilight Bastion trash. EPICS
- Jaraxxas as wekkly - slaughtered!!
- H Deadmines - only JUST managed to heal. Many wipes
- Mount Hyjal - may have accidentally ninjas some arrows off Molly

- dps in Throne of the Tides with Molly, Wurm, Ion's druid, and Beye's priest. Jekle came in to dual box healing after Beye's internet lagged out.

- Completed all quests in Hyjal. Great rep. Just a few thousand from exalted.
- Finished leveling blacksmithing
- Ended up getting chest off trade rather than try to do heroics for orbs. paid 400g each

- herbs in uldum! Hiide dinged 82 - put on about 60%
- latency shows home/world?
- fishing icon looks like a real hook
- moonkin flies with you



Email #A Audio

Sorry a little late but if it doesnt make this weeks show, please put it on 202. Oh and don't include in contest.

Rigarmorty (Eric)

Email #1 The Forge

new listener but long time alt junky.

i would like in the contest

hello lords and ladies of ctrl alt wow,
i have just got a droid phone (R2-D2 special Addison). so i just started listening to podcasts. and have found yours, and i really enjoy it. its good to know i am not the only alt Junkie out there. i have to start with some sad news. i had to delete some toon, i guess you can only have 50 on an account. i was sad but it was only some lvl 1 backers and AH working that had to go. but still sad.
i guess i should tell you about wow life. i started wow about 3 1/2 years ago. my friend at work was after me about playing. i was to xbox 360 gamer. but he got me a 14 day trial. i told him i have played MMO before (Ultimate Online , and Star Wars Galaxies). its not my kind of game. he said just try it and see. i though i would not like it but i try it anyway. it was two days and i was at the store to get my own copy. lol.
3 1/2 years later i am an alt Junkie, all of my toon have Forge in the name, so on my sever i am The Forge. i have 3 lvl 85, ( a frost DK, a shadow priest, and a resto druid ), 1 lvl 80 hunter , and lots of low lvl toon most below 50. i have started lvling a pally with most of a full set of heirloom gear.i dont have the heirloom helm or the fishing ring. getting about 30% XP bones. lvled from 15 to 37 this last week end. and also did some tanking on her. all on the main server Madoran. FOR THE ALLIANCE, will keep trying.
The funny thing is my main server is all alliance all 10 toon, all the rest are horde. i like the horde story line better, i started on the alliance side because that's were my buddy was at. but when i need a break or need to change it up a little, i jump on to the horde and play some, but i have put a lot of time in to the alliance side, so it keep pulling me back.
i did get to go to blizzcon this last year. i was awesome. could not get any of my friend to go with me. but i learned Early that all you had to do was ask the people around you " that do you play"and you could talk to anyone. it was good to be with people who all had the some interest.
well thanks again for all the hard work you put in to your podcast. and taking the time do all you do. we the fans enjoy it.
The Forge, Madoran sever.

Email #B Bloodrock

Hi CAW crew,
As I mentioned I would sort out a couple pets as giveaways and also to show a bit of appreciation for the effort that goes into the show every week. You should have received two gift emails via this address from Blizzard for the pets and this what the codes where if any issues.

Pet: Lil' Ragnaros US version - xxx

Pet: Lil' Ragnaros EU version - xxx
I will right an in game email soon, just need to get a bit of time to play, none so far this week :(

All the best,

Bloodrock, 85 Warlock and others...

Email #2 Wingy

Welcome to Wingys World - party time excellent woo ooo ooo!!

okay so game on.. remember when that guy signed a contract and... anyway here is what ive been up too since i last wrote.

The 85 warlock is raid ready and cant wait to start raiding this week with all the Crazy Train crew. (shout out to bind on equip)

The 85 hunter is my farmer and pvp toon. All i have been doing on this toon is the dalaran & orgrimmar fishing dailies and the cooking daily.

My druid hit 80 and i have had a blast killing alliance players (between 3 level higher and lower than me) whilst questing. After all we are on a pvp server and if they cant handle it then they should faction change. There is nothing quiet like a rush when you down the dk 3 levels higher than you. I kill most of the players when they are at full health.
This character is going to be my healer when it hits 85.
tip: If you are a skinner and you have not started CATA content. Do not quest at Hyjal as some skinning mobs dissapear when you complete certain quests. Quest at Vash'jir. I have been informed by certain individuals that Hyjal is the place to do to skin, but i maybe wrong.

My goblin warr hit level 40 and i have had a blast running content with Barat again. Cant wait to make a full set of Imperial plate to wear around. I cannot stand the goblin trikes we get and finally got exalted with undercity. So i am riding around on the swift ocre undead horse. woot

My worgen mage hit level 20 and i joined, well joined after i was spammed to join this pvp guild. It is fun doing bg's with them, but as this is my auction house toon i do not get to play much with them.

Auction house stuff:
After speaking to Manbone i went and bought the mobile auction house app for my iphone. It is awesome.. i am selling way more stuff than i used to and i am sitting at around i believe 20k. what do you spend that money on? well i was thinking of the vial of the sands dragon but we will see. Its amazing how much money you can make just flipping items that players have put on.

I meet up with a fellow guildie for the 1st time in real life and had a blast chatting and hanging out. If only there were more near where i live in NSW.

I got my pally to level 81 just doing the Jewelcrafting daily. (killing the elementals in Hyjal).

Although there is alot in there, i have been taking it relatively easy. This game should be fun and not feel like a chore..and when it becomes such maybe a little time off would help. Im glad a guild like Pants on Head is the way it is.

over and out
Wingy - pants on head Jubie'thos

Email #3 Konajack

Greeting to all the great hosts of Ctrl alt wow,
Hello again this is Kona here with an up date for you all. First of all im glad to see you all get my naming convention, I love coffee and Kona the best, sadly i do not live in Hawaii but it is a wonderfull place to visit. Where i do live is a complete contrast to there, Alaska, and I am looking forward to the winter to be done here soon.
So onto the updating, sadly once again most of my toons have been just chilling in there inns. Kohajohn my 75 Resto druid has been running a couple of Wrath randoms and selling things on the AH. Now Konajack has just leveled to 65 and is questing in Nagrand, oh Nesingwary and all your kill quests, I do remember these being kill 30 of each but now they are down to 12 of each, how things have changed. Mining and herbing are still quite the XP and money makers.
I still do not understand why all the hate for outland, for its time it was a big improvement to Vanilla, So the time line is all out of wack now and really makes no sense but it is not the grind that it is made out to be. I'm flying through this, I'll probably not even touch Blades edge, Netherstorm, or Shadowmoon valley.
Using the random Dungeon find has been a mixed bag, but more often then not have been successful and well run, PUGs are not always bad. I hope it continues that way.
A shout out to my Guild Division X on the Dawnbringer server, and as always keep reminding everyone that this wonderfull game is played for the fun of of it, no mater how you play. Keep up the great show and more updates to come

Konajack Worgen Survival Hunter of Dawnbringer and my Many Kona alts

Email #C Audio from Matt Dioxx

Ctrl Alt WoW
Will you be my valentine?
- Matt

Email #D Jonick

care bear fur.....

My name is Jonick, a level 76 worgen hunter From the midnight special guild, playing on the Cenarion Circle realm.... I had a wow related moment with my 2 girls..both are wow wanderers...they play ..but mainly like to look around the world...Well they are 11 and 10 and were watching a care bears dvd the other day and all I said was I wonder how much purple fur would go for in the auction house......after a round of aghast looks and many exasperated "Dad"s.... I began to think I should keep my skinning ideas to myself....:) and my apologies to all furry know who you are...:) the podcast keep it up......ohh also I came up with a new term for my wife....N W P....Non Wow Player.....She smiled....

P.S. I am an appy.....That is an Aprillion Fan.... I claim the nickname for the millllions of apies read it here first

Email # E Audio from Gary

Happy 202 from vrishna 's arch nemises

Hopefully this email finds you all well sorry for the rambling vocals this week but it was the best I could think of after the 8th or 9th take all the rest had a slip up followed by a string of obscenities Vrishna’s music video

Email #F Bloodrock

RE: love is in the Dungeons!

Hi CAW crew,
Not to start in a negative way but it's been a slow week for me in WOW... busy at work and getting home late, so no time to focus on any real game play. So I have been getting on with farming cloth, frostweave for gold and embersilk to level my tailoring, now at 505, nearly there, just getting expensive to level now, I am sure the same as all the professions at the moment.

I have been doing a few of the Valentine quests to get into the Crown Chemical Co. dungeon to try and get the rocket and higher ilvl necklace that's up for grabs. So far I have a couple 346 items but no rocket... yet!

Lastly, it does seem I have now found a guild (recently recruiting, which I applied to join) who are keen raider but open to new players. they have been very open, friendly, with invites and help via guild chat. So looking forward to building better in-game friendships and pushing towards fun in the dungeons.... yeah!

All for now. Best,
Howard (not Jones)

Bloodrock, Warlock 85, Nordrassil EU and a few more alts

Shout Outs & Thank You
Momomoments - "OM"

Hello all,
long time no emailing, well about 2 week or so but sorry I missed emailing in to your ninja episode :)
Hope everyone is doing well and not being sick.
After 12 days I am almost 100% finally! There is a major bug going around the US and hope it does not get you as it is nasty!

I wont bore you with the usual things I do in game (which you know is on my priest moheal :)) and I will dive right into OM.
OM is my alter ego, so the opposite of mo. He is not nice, he is evil, and he does evil things. Oh come on we all have an evil side, you know you do.

Well, about 2 weeks ago I was attempting to run heroics on moheal as a healer of course. After a couple failed attempts (mainly because the tank left after one wipe!) I decided to run a regular dungeon just for kicks. So I zone in Blackrock caverns instance with a DK, Pally tank, and other 2 dps I cannot remember. We start and we are doing ok. Healing is not that bad as it is regular. We are on the first boss and I notice the dk is just aggroing too much and than he chimes in party chat about how the tank needs to do this and that. We kill the boss and he is telling the pally tank what to do again and how he is a fail. Real encouraging stuff. To add to his QQ'ing he says let me tank, at which time I say in party chat that the pally is doing fine lets just keep going and worry about dps'ing. You can imagine he did not like that comment but we carried on. As we are moving along the entire time this dk is just simply being a "donkey"!!!! (you can substitute any other work you like here)
This person obviously has issues so I decide after a couple other incidents that I will not be healing him. We kill the 2nd boss and he has changed to his tanking gear and yelling at me to heal him, which I am not by the way. The Pally tank is still tanking mobs so I am healing him and the other 2 dps. Oh during this none-dk-healing time that person is also on my case and just using any general childish kid like comment he can think of; I know you know what I am talking about as we see it in trade chat all the time. We get to the 3rd boss, the fire dude and he is at about 30% health since he is too stupid to heal himself, and he is not dpsing the boss. After a few minutes the 4 of us minus the dk take down the boss and I have to tell the dk once again I am not healing him as he is being a you know what!
I forgot to mention that I was group leader somehow so he could not kick me :) and after the 2nd try I was able to kick him. One of the other dpsers left too but we finished the instance and I told the pally that keep on keeping on and dont mind the idiots in game.

Now I know I lowered myself to this low-lifes level but I just had to. Have you ever seen the Michael Douglass movie Fallen? If you have you know what I mean. I just had enough! I know I cannot help every person out there but I will try one person at a time. Needless to say it was fun a bit to drive that person crazy than Mo was back and om was suppressed.

Hope you are not judging me and if you are well ok :)

After the latest patch, I changed my holy spec and I need to keep tweaking it as I do not like how it is working. I am still having mana issues however when I run a random heroic with a tank and dps that is actually "normal" I do fine. With the zergers or the dps that just cannot understand aggro or cc, not so much.

Latest on the dead guild I am in is that it is still dead and I just dont know what will happen to the mofamily of characters, my mains or main alts if you will.

There is still so much that I can do without a guild but I also enjoy running a heroic here and there. And I still have not raided in Cataclysm, so we shall see what happens.

Hope everyone is having fun and having the least amount of troubles with idiots out there :)

Please tell us your alter ego moments.

Take care and...
FOR the Alt in you!!!

Aprillian (@Aprillian) 2/6/11 10:08 Congrats to @Vrishna137 for dinging 85!!! Yes he dinged before me. I've created a monster! I'm so proud.
mohalen (@mohalen) 2/6/11 10:18 @Aprillian @vrishna137 grats Vrishna and Aprillian you know you have your own pace so I say no worries :)
Ron (@Bidcar) 2/6/11 10:45 @mohalen @Aprillian @vrishna137 I really like their pace. I don't know anybody who enjoys the game more than they do.
mohalen (@mohalen) 2/6/11 10:46 @Bidcar @Aprillian @vrishna137 I agree, if there are others they need to show them selves! :)
Ron (@Bidcar) 2/6/11 10:45 @mohalen @Aprillian @vrishna137 I really like their pace. I don't know anybody who enjoys the game more than they do.

Chris (@Achloryn)
2/9/11 0:46
Huh... Apparently you can't fly in azuremyst, bloodmyst, eversong, or ghostlands.. D: Lame.

A story of Woe

I Got Hacked Audio

Hail and well-met, Guildmates!

I promised Aprillian I would try to put together an audio segment about my experience having had my account hacked and what it took to get things recovered. I’m afraid this segment is about 12 minutes long, so I hope I’m not overly boring or ramble on too long.

Get those Authenticators I sent into hands of folks who can use them!


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