Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 214 - These Are Not the 85's You Are Looking For

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.

What We've Been Doing:


Blizzard likes me. Battlenet acct bound heirlooms and pets prove it. Including BOA enchants.
Epril got exalted with all the factions

Epril still didn't get Crusader, she was only

Epril dinged 85 doing JC daily

 [Shattered Log] is lootable by all party members, 3g for stack

Bought Renowned Guild Tabard for Epril, Guild rep gains are increased by 100%. Wore it to turn in JC quest and got more rep
Bought  [Illustrious Guild Tabard] for everyone else

Aprillian & Vrishna

Guild Achievements are fun and awesome.
Did Hellfire Ramparts
Quad boxin in Hall of Lightening with Vrishna


Found the bug cave, with a little help from my guildies ! Inmyowndreams led the walk-thru . I can now confirm, no bunnies were harmed in the extermination of these creepy critters !

Randoms with guildies, Guild XP GALORES ! 300k per run 7 times a week ! Guild challenges are fantastic perks, especially for smaller guilds ! Inmyowndreams shout out. She participated in all 7 for the week !. And Claypidgin is the nicest tank I've ever run with.

Vrishna received several achievements this week, Lance a Lot and Champion of the Undercity, and she dinged 82.

Letter from Reltar, in game ! Judge for yourself peoples !



- Dual boxing Deepholm
- Tip: When doing the catapault escort quest, you only need to start it on one toon, and both get credit.
- "Petrified Delicacies" got harder - used to be stone bats around to loot, now have to kill basilisks  - which meant 24 kills
- Summoned Asheal to Tol Barad to skin
- Finished Deepholm Ashayo 71% and Asheal 24% into 84

- ODS one shot - healing shoulders
- Maloriak one shot
- Atramedes down
- Valiona & Theralion one shot
- 5% wipe on Ascendant Council
- Halfus down ; 51 seconds faster - mages doing 40+k on boss. Redband in top 200 for World of Logs
- V&T
- Tol Barad
- Amazing amount of mail dropping - happy shaman
- Ascendant Council one shot
- Cho'gall attempts - adds giving us trouble

- Archeology up to 225

- Questing in Hyjal with Molly
- Dinged 82 on same quest I got [Coming down the mountain] achievement
- Holy pallies make poor farmers! Ended up camping ore in The Regrowth in Hyjal - a mob free zone after completing the area

- Got 100 chocolates in no time at Falconwing Square and got polymorph rabbit for my mage

Children's Week
- New pets - snail and legs. New Org quests involving Azshara raceway. Don't forget to do Dalaran Oracle or Wolvar



Hey CAW crew

Here is my first audio submission. Let me know what you all think.
This was my first time using audacity.



Hi from Skral

Hello CAW crew!

Just wanted to check in and say how much I've been enjoying the podcast lately.

I rolled a druid, you know- the ones with the totems, on Earthen Ring named Skralt. He is going to try really hard not to kill any bunnies this week, and if he succeeds, he may ask to join Clan of Darkness. I guess it also depends on if the Dark Lord will not hold my other toons' transgressions against him.

I haven't forgotten my Winterhoof toon in the Ctrl Alt Wow guild, but have had so much frustration with him, it has kept me from logging in as often as I should. Not the mage class or the guild, nothing like that. I'm talking about that fantastical invention known as phasing.

My Worgen hasn't been able to move from quest to quest in the Worgen starting area without help from a GM. My quest givers frequently don't appear and sometimes the NPCs don't react.

The night it started, about five of us got stuck repeating the battle for Gilneas City about four times while a GM watched. When it wouldn't complete, we got tired of trying and instead had a dance party right there with the Dark Lady Sylvanus and her banshee minions. They didn't seem to mind us one bit.

To move to the next quest, the GMs seem to have to manipulate things on their end to shift me into the next phase. It is starting to feel more like Quantum Leap or Sliders than WoW.

So, one day I will tough it out, drag one poor GM along for the ride, and get through the rest of the quests. At least then I might actually see my guild mates on Winterhoof.

Needless to say, the new alt is an Orc- one of those classic races with no phasing in the starter areas. So far so good.


Sent from my iPhone-
from Sylvanus's dance party :)

Greetings CAW crew,
This is my first time writing, but I'm a long time fan of the podcast since before the time of the honorable Vrishna.  I'm also a big fan of El Jeppy's Metatalks.  I subscribe to approximately thirty podcasts and Ctrl Alt Wow is easily in my top three favorites.

My main toons are on Thorium Brotherhood, in the Hitchhikers guild, which consists of mainly my brother and I.  However, I recently rolled a paladin on Earthen Ring named Lokwyn.  You all seem like a great guild for my casual altoholic nature, so I humbly request a guild invite into the Clan of Darkness.  As Vrishna mentioned, I believe leveling in your guild I could actually make difference compared to leveling in a large guild like one of the AIEs.  They also seem like a great community, but the large number of people is somewhat daunting.  If you need anything at all from me, feel free to ask. 

P.S. Can I get a shout out to my wonderful girlfriend, even though she doesn't play WoW.

For the alts!
Lokwyn, 26 Paladin - Earthen Ring
Kwakuma, 85 Shaman - Thorium Brotherhood
Shaggyos86 on Twitter

Blizz support Kudos

So I started a RAF account and somehow screwed it up and they weren' linked.  I created a ticket and it said to email or call.  I sent an email last night and recieved a response less than 12hrs later.  They linked the accounts for me without a problem.  I just wanted to pass on this positive experience with Blizz support.  They certainly could have said, well you didn't follow the instructions properly so too bad, but they went the extra step to correct my mistake for me.
KUDOS to Blizz support.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <>
Date: Mon, May 2, 2011 at 1:06 PM
Subject: Re: refer a friend help

Blizzard Entertainment Account & Technical Services

Greetings Brian,

The accounts have been linked as requested. You should now receive the Recruit-A-Friend benefits such as triple experience, the ability to summon one another, and level granting.

If you have questions about the Recruit-A-Friend promotion, please visit the Recruit-A-Friend FAQ here:

Please reply to this email if you have additional concerns. If you would rather speak with a representative directly, please contact Account & Technical Services. Our contact information can be found at

Hiya CAW Crew!

Another weekly update! Not as many audio bits as I had limited time but I've hinted what episode this is for in the introduction.

Hope to catch at least the usual hour and a bit during lunch and I've told the boss it's CAW Day tehe



Hey CAW crew. Tedrah here.
I was thinking about attempting an audio submission.  But then I realized if we all start doing audio submissions that will mean less time for the hosts to talk.  Less time listening to elJeppy's sexy voice. NO audio submissions from me.
Love the show, as always. Unfortunately, I can't make the Wednesday morning broadcast as I'm on my way to work at that time. I would much rather be hanging out with you all.
For my week in WoW, I've been kind of all over the place. Been mostly playing on Earthen Ring having a blast doing dungeons with my Clan of Darkness guildmates. Actually ran into Nevik over on Jub Jub briefly Monday evening.  Then saw him again over on Winterhoof.  Not sure who was following who.
I was logging in and out of all my toons on my main account getting my baby Cenarion hippogryph from the mail. Was able to feed my companion pet addiction while at the same time helping a good cause. Speaking of my addiction, Tedrah got the Menagerie achievement for 125 companion pets when I turned in my ORG orphan quest.  Then I got two more - one for the Shattrath orphan quest and the second for the baby hippogryph. So Tedrah sits at 127 companion pets. Now I just need four more mounts to get the 100 mount achievement and she'll be all set.
Did lots of dungeons with variations of Inmyowndreams, Vrishna, Aprillian, Claypidgin, Glig and Mo on Saturday & Sunday. We got all 7 dungeons for the weekly guild challenges.  And a huge thanks to Mo who had his high level toon run our group of DK's through several dungeons getting us lots of XP. Talaine is now 67 thanks to him.
Had a real fun time attempting to tank Wailing Caverns on my balance druid who has no tanking gear. Thanks to Inmyowndreams' awesome healing we managed to get all the way thru to the end. Even four manned the final encounter.
That's about it for my week in WoW. Just want to say a special thank you to Vrishna for opening up his bank alt's guild to all us fans. It's been incredibly awesome hanging out with such a great group of people. CAW really does have the best hosts and fans around.
So, this is Tedrah
For the Clan of Darkness
PS: GRATS to Epril for dinging 85. I'm very sorry we can't "take it back".  But don't worry, Epril is going to love 4.2 if the info on MMO Champion is right.
Audio from Kurly
Oh my heavens I hope this isnt TOO AWFUL!

Audio from Kithores

Podcast email

Dear Ctrlaltwow crew,

Hello my name is Deimus the evil twin of the evil twin Phobos. I have been listening to your podcast for over a month now and decided I'd follow you guys on twitter to try and catch a live stream. Then I was awakened last week to find you guys stream at 3 in the morning here X_X. This doesn't go well for me. Anyways I just decided to write to you to say hi and tell you guys I love the podcast. I'm gonna try to stay awake tonight to try and listen to the live stream even if I die at work tomorrow. Too another point, my main is Deimus, a blood elf warlock on tichondrius who I am currently pvping with. Fighting alongside him is Hyperon an 85 Blood elf Paladin, Hadez 70 Blood elf Dk, Sttyxx 49 blood elf priest, Achilles 47 troll warrior, sisyphos 40 undead rogue, Phobes 36 undead mage, Orion 35 troll hunter, Odin 34 tauren druid, and finally loki goblin shaman. Im just currently trying to enjoy my last few months of playing wow and civilian life till Im off into the Navy. Well hope all is well for you guys and sorry for any trouble reading my email.


Audio from Garry

So another week has come and gone work has sat heavy upon me once again and taking huge bites out of my gaming week evil work but it does let me buy things for my favourite podcast and help japan in the process so work has some redeeming features but not many. I must say the offer of mount services came after a long discussion about Disney toons and how they rate plus a little of my creepy side snuck in to see how far I could rock the boat I am now going to climb under the covers for I have been up since 11pm and I have work in like 7 hours so I should sleep so no chat room for me today but say hi on my behalf to them all hope for a Juuno this week but if not you have another of mine to suffer thought later all. 

Update for Caoboi and Iceflow


Glad to see all four of you present.  KAVA was cool, but sometimes I just like good old JAVA.

First off, just want to say thanks to you all.  You all are great for providing a wonderful community for all.  You all definitely rock.

Caoboi and I have been doing more in WoW for sure.  We haven't played Rift in a long time so that might have something to do with it.

Caoboi surprised me with the hippogryph pet.  Not only is he giving to a great cause but he made me smile as well.  It's so cute.

And there's something else....*drumroll*....we have completed the current raiding content!  Yay!  We beat that nefarious dragon Nefarion last week and we finally beat the wind genie Al'Akir last night for 12/12 bosses.  AIE Verendus now has access to the dark phoenix mount if you have exalted rep.  We still haven't done any hard modes but I think we're going to take a break for a bit.  At least we hope!  All those repairs were getting expensive!

Cao and I have spent a lot of time on his hunter alt and my druid alt.  I'm having a blast tanking and we're both level 29.  I really want to get back to them more and I look forward to seeing everybody in Clan of Darkness.  I have to hurry up and get 85 so I can run dungeons with you guys!

I have to start getting the champion seals again.  I used them to buy some heirloom gear so now I feel way behind.  I did them last night with no problems at all.  It feels different when I have over 100K HP and my crits one hit the mobs.

Did you hear about the rogue change coming in 4.2?  They are extending the length of the spell blind to 1 minute!  It's about time they give us some love!

Speaking of giving love, Caoboi and I would like to give our love to you all.  You all are awesome and make us so happy each and every week. 

Have fun and mind where you step.  You don't want to step on a stray bunny rabbit or anything ;)

For the Horde and for the Clan of Darkness,

Iceflow and Caoboi

Hi there

Hi CAW crew,

It's Mystic again, and I just wanted to say thank-you for reading out my first email. It was great hearing it being read out on this podcast.

I hope all are well, and aren't too sick of all the chocolate eggs either being picked up, or consumed.

Well, it hasn't been the best of weeks for me, as Patch 4.1 has caused havoc with my iMac, and I've been unable to play all week. I might say that the GM's at Blizzard have been quite attentive, and helpful, but this issue seems to have stumped them. This has to be the first time that anything like this has ever happened to me, but it hasn't put me off the game, it's just annoying. Also, just to let you know, the first time I opened a ticket, the timer told me I had about 18 hours to wait, and just like others have experienced, after a few hours, the timer was still the same. Imagine my shock when only after 30 minutes, my call was answered, and imagine my surprise even further (it's been a week full of surprises!), when my second open ticket told me I had to wait 4 days ! now that's gotta be a record?

Anyway, as I said, this hasn't dampened my spirits, and I am sure things will work out.

I have started a goblin shaman on Earthen Ring, and I would love to join the bunny appreciation guild  - Clan of Darkness. He is only at level 4 at the moment, but I am sure that I will be able to level him up fast. His name is Mysticgob.

I was going to start a DK, as that is the fastest way to 85, but it looked like others had the same idea, and I do love playing shaman's, so I hope to be able to contribute to your guild, providing I can get my game working!

On a final note, as a thank-you for all the enjoyment that this podcast has given me over the last year, I have gifted to you a Cenarion Hatchling Pet. I would very much like Aprillian to take ownership of this pet, and look after it, afterall, if it wasn't for Aprillian, there would not be a Ctrl Alt Wow. Enjoy!

Well, time to go, enjoy the week ahead.

Your avid fan

Mystic - For the Horde, for the bunnies, and for the love of community.....

Shout Outs & Thank You

Momoment - Ding 85! oops wait, no, can I turn back time!?

Good morning, good afternoon and GOOD evening!

Hope everyone is doing well.

I have had a good week in game.  Even if I have little time to play I try to log in several characters to do some dailies, usually the cooking daily. I do wish we could do the dailies in each of the major cities, when the patch came out I really thought we could do that.  We are only able to do the cooking daily in Org or TB or UC, not all 3 in one day.
I have spent most of my time on my druid in CoD and I actually dinged 85! :) I think thats my 2nd 85, sad that I am not sure how many 85s i have.
He is only at item level 311 and I need to be at 345 I think to get into heroics.  Basically he will end up like my priest moheal, I will gear him up as best as I can without any raid gear and move on to the next healer I want to level :) Which will be my shammy Moshaman, he is at level 61 I think.  I will have to move him over to ER server.  It will be nice as I can dual box him with my pally Molypolly.
I was able to get some dungeons done with some guildies and looking forward in doing more.

Right now children's week is the thing to do for most people but I just cant get my head in doing any of those quests.

Thats pretty much all I have as I am completing this at work during a busy day.

Have fun everyone and FOR the people that have dinged 85 but didnt want to but congratulations for the one person that did ding 85 and it was an honor to be online when it happened :)



Bruce Soileau (@BruDog)
5/3/11 17:51
@CtrlAltWoW 85 Hunter, 85 Druid, 83 DK, 82 Pally am I an altaholic yet? No raiding, been tanking 5-mans all week. No email this week sorry.

So sorry that i have been missing the show. RL has been really getting in the way. I hope to be giving you all an update here soon.
For the fun of the game.
Kona and his many alts

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