Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 244 - I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty

Aprillian, Vrishna 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 WoW Pet or an Authenticator.

Juuno's Corner

Hello Darlings!!!  I'm back in Vegas, back with my computer and recording equipment...yay!!  Sorry I didn't manage to send you any audio for last week <=)  I WAS thinking about you, but didn't bring my recording stuff, etc etc...anywho, I hope you're all doing well and that Jeppy's better this week!  This audio is a little longish...but its cause of all the WoW I got to play on my WoWcation!  hehehehe...

/big hugs & kisses

Juuno =D

What We've Been Doing:


Running around not doing Pilgrim's Bounty.

I feel so stupid. I was using my RAF trial soon to hunt wild turkey. And she can't trade them! and I have 60 turkeys on a toon that I can't do anything with. she's not capable of making the turkey dinner and she doesn't have enough money to train. Logged in to emptyUC
as much as I love pilgrims bounty I haven't done a lot of cooking.Got to make a decision. Nevahoof and Ă…pril stuck on expired RAF.

SWtOR - 

loading circle

Aprillian & Vrishna

Tol Barad



Decided that I wanted to experience the other half - so started a loremaster toon on alliance side! No guild perks!
Still doing cat. Gets much easier once you have talent points to retain energy.

Did Darkshore and hit level 25. 
Needed gold, so took up mining and herbalism to start with. Herbalism was weird - mostly higher level stuff, and ended up having to go back to Dolonar to level it a bit.

Went back and did Westfall  ;only 35 quests there, didn't take long and didn't get much exp at all (all grey). Though the story line of Vanessa VanCleef was good. Same with Loch Modan (45 quests) 

Headed off to Bloodmyst Isle and really found myself just rushing through the quests, since they were all grey. Starts off easy enough, pick up 20 quests and run out and do them all. But toward the end, there is so much running back and forth from Blood Watch to the far side of the island, it's clearly just a big time sink. Hit 53/60 and had no more quests. Research showed that I had to go back to Azuremist Isle and do "A small start" to open some more. This causes the quest "Urgent Delivery" to become available from a wandering messenger at Blood watch. Which in turns causes a quest to be in your mailbox - The Bloodcurse Legacy
Additionally hard because some of the end quests are Draenei only!
Finally figured out a quest that required me to know Furbolg - which is a chain in Azuremist Isle as well. Finally completed 65% into 27!

Off to Redridge Mountain. Quite a different story line there nowadays, and some fun quests, including one of the last where you ride a tank - quite gory for WoW I thought. Easy to find 40 quests to complete this zone in quick time, finishing 60% into level 28

Asharmin did hit 84 during Hallows End and got the healing/dps rings. Didn't get any more mounts.
Also levelling LW
Hit 85 and ran first heroic - Throne of the Tides. Only a couple of deaths, and won the chaos orb.

- Heroic Majordomo - 5% and enrage timer on first attempt, 1% on second. Interwebs not nice and D/C'ed 2 members. Slaughter on normal
- Rags one shot
- Heroic Shannox ; no idea what was gonig on with the dogs. lol
- Normal Beth'tilac - new gloves
- Firelands! achievement
- Extra night and got down Heroic Majordomo as a first for the group. Gratz to Blank on finally getting the staff

Pilgrims Bounty
- All my 85's had 350 cooking , except for my shaman, so did PB on him, mainly for the cooking. Can level more even when grey on the turkeys - into the 400's

- Experience points needed in Outlands reduced by 33% !! That's going to make Loremaster more challenging! Flip side, they have made group quests soloable.
- They finally changed the icon of enchant scrolls so they look different to expired AH mail. woot!

Healed heroic End Time instance. Not too bad, Got a nice headpiece (378 to replace 346 blue!) and boots




My entry to COD

Hello CTRL ALT WOWers Aprillian, Ashayo, Jeppy and Vrishna
I am a long time listener and really enjoy your podcast.  Your perspectives on WOW and your delivery are unlike any of the other podcasts I listen to regularly - also the length of your casts ;)
I have an Enhancement shaman on earthen ring and would very much like to join your COD guild. My shaman's name is Totemtotaler and is a level 34 Goblin.
Hopefully this quick email will meet your rigourous entry requirements and I can get an invite in the near future.
thanks for your time and efforts!
Washington, PA

A truly WoW first week

Hey Aprillian, Ashayo, Vrishna and El Jeppy, what can I say but WoW! Earlier this week the Necronomicon's rolled up some brand new toon's on a brand new realm. It was a little scary wondering off into parts unknown with our lil Warlock and Mage but we had great fun in Deathknell killing drooling zombies, hairy spiders and collecting pelts and bat wings. As we left the zone we contacted the guild channel and in no time at all we were proudly flying the colors of the mighty Clan of Darkness (with a little extra gold in our pockets to boot, thanks Petrah). 
We ran, huffing and puffing, all over Brill killing mobs, mining and herbing. Once we reached the magnificent Undercity we joined in the pilgrims bounty celebration, flying back and forth to all the major cities for the various quests. We even had dinner with Goblynn in Thunder Bluff (though we threw way more food than we actually ate). 
We managed to complete all the low level bits and acquire several achievements including the hard to get "Terkinator". 
We enjoyed the guild chat where we met Fortheheals who generously donated some more gold to our fledgling toons (thanks FTH). On the first day we made it to level 16 and level 22 the next. On day three a fellow guildy named Xcronose, asked if we'd like to accompany him to the Scarlet Monastery wile he did some rep grinding. So the Necro's trundled after the kindly giant Troll DK and tried not to get killed by the mad monks, evil magicians and big mean dogs. We looted our way to level 27 in a matter of a few hours (Thanks Xcronose). 
The last thing I did was travel to the barrens to find a leaping hatchling for my lovely wife. She has one on almost every toon and she always calls him Baby David. (from the british TV series Royale Family)
All in all our first week with CoD was awesome and we can't wait to dive into patch 4.3. 

Big thanks to everyone from Nekronomicon and Nekromantik the Undead newly weds
Undead love is forever


We included some pix from our spooky fun Halloween wedding that we mentioned in our last email enjoy :)

Far to much Skyrim!

Better late than never! Keep up the great work guys!

Nov. 30 submission from the Kithores

Hola CAW Crew, and Special Guest!
We hope that everyone is having a good week, in and out of the game. Here is our weekly submission, we hope you like it! By the way, sorry for having one last week, Dreams was trying to figure out how to stuff the turkey with was a bit of an epic fail moment! Everyone knows that the beans are stuffed AFTER the turkey gets cooked! Anyway, you all take care and have a great week!

The Kithores,
Earthen Ring, CoD, and Dragonblight

Rigarmorty CAW 244 Update

Hi Aprillian, Vrishna, Eljeppy & this weeks special guest host!

Attached is my update this week though it has minimal Wow content.

Each of you is amazing and I'm always see Aprillian playing sims in facebook. Just wanted to say how awsome you all are and I really appreciate what you do each week!



Shout Outs & Thank You

Clan of Darkness

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 243 - CATA-stophic !

Aprillian, Ashayo, Vrishna 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 WoW Pet or an Authenticator.

Juuno's Corner

Hello darlings!  Aprillian, Vrishna, Ashayo? and....She Who Must Be Obey'ds El Jeppy!!!  And my fellow listeners...hello! I'm sorry, I don't have an audio for you this week, but I HAVE been playing a lot of Wow!  I'm in Maine visiting my Mom and brothers and we have been having a blast!  Maine is gorgeous...and freezing (right now!)  We're waiting for a snow storm that's rolling in...hehehe...I can't wait to see those snow flakes falling down! We're supposed to get a lot of it and I'm going to watch it all from the warmth of the house...hehe.   And in the meantime, we're holed up playing some serious WoW.  My death knight, Snowraith, is seven bars short of being 85!!  (Finally!)  I just got done with Uldum..and what a blast that many fun quests!  I loved that whole bit with Harrison Jones...hahaha...very fun stuff.  SO...this is a short email because I have to get back to it!  Almost 85...WOOT!!!!

Love you guys, and Aprillian!  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Be safe out there =)
Big hugs & kisses!  *muah*
For the Alliance, the Horde, and Pilgrim's Bounty!
Juuno of Nevickhoof, Earthen Ring and Korialstrasz  =)

P.S.  Pixiegirl transferred over one of Speed Racer's toons to Earthen Ring, and I told him he can't join the guild until he sends you an email and you say it's alright...SO...this is from him:

Hello Ctrl Alt Wow,

I have something to ask you.  May I join your guild, Clan of Darkness on Earthen Ring?  I have a level 83 warlock named Demonbreath on Earthen Ring.  He is a goblin.  He used to be a human, but goblins are better.  I am a good behaving player who likes to kick other people's butts in pvp.  I like to do battlegrounds and dungeons alot.  I'm also friendly, though!  I also play a level 85 shaman on Korialstrasz, and five other high level characters, plus alot of lower level characters.  I've been playing WoW for two and a half years and I really love the game.  It's like blood and I'm a vampire...I must have!  I guess I won't kill any bunnies because my sister says I'm not allowed to on Earthen Ring.

Thank you...I hope you let me join!  It's late now, so I'm signing off.  Good night!

Speed Racer (aka: Demonbreath)

What We've Been Doing:


Alternating between flying Darshi and Nevahoof around to level up mining. They are finally ready for Outland herbs & ore.
Leveling the goblins out of starting area. Tiiaa sent money to Epril to pay for a head piece for Gruzilla. Only head piece I had was leather, she's a warlock. Then Epril traded honor for Justice points 
Aprillia with her WoW Tabard:

RAF did not anniversary gift
Tues, got out of the Goblin starting area. It was fun
Goblin Warlock with Felguard:

Aprillian & Vrishna

It's like Groundhog Day WITHOUT Bill Murray ! "I once stood in front of the Lich King, why couldn't I get THAT day, over and over and over !"


Explore Dragonblight and WoW's 7th Anniversary. Sharing is Caring and 5 exalted Reps. (Karinya only)

Clan of Darkness

Eye of Eternity, Sun Nov 27 put together by Dreams !


on Hiatus



CAW listener email

November 16, 2011 
From Reefberry

Dear CAW,

I manage a account for Grandson number one. Grandson number two, cousin to grandson number one, dropped in for a visit one recent afternoon. Before he and his mother had there coats off he was requesting time on the computer to play Warcraft. Yippeee! I was quite elated and surprised. His Dad takes him golfing. He plays Pop Warner Football and Lacrosse. His sister has been playing soccer for about twelve years and is now planning to play on the college team. It’s a very athletic oriented family. And I detect a slight, looking-down her nose on my daughters face at any mention of video gaming activities. I do try to explain I’m not a video-gamer but they seem to see that as some justification attempt and avoidance of their disapproval. Sometime’s this daughter will give me a good hard look and say “You do know you’re not really an elf don’t you?” I just smile, give a wink and reply, “Are you really sure?” So for Gramps this new warcraft player is a great influential victory.

      After they left that evening I remembered I hadn’t seen the older grandson online since August or early September. I called daughter number two. This family environment is almost the opposite of her sister. Plenty of sports but its: fishing, hunting (bows and guns), skiing, camping and All-Terrain-Vehicles (ATVs) for all four family members.  And video games galore.

      Here’s the phone conversation as I recall it. Again I’ll insert fabricated names.

      “Hey, what’s Durdles been up to lately?”

      “Nothing special, he’s outside playing right now. Why, what’s going on?”

      “I haven’t seen him online for awhile. I’m concerned he’s losing interest in Warcraft.”

      “Well their in school now. The rule is do homework first and an early bedtime on school nights. Why?  Is Ma worried about him?”

      “No not your mother. Me! He seems to be losing interest in Warcraft. He’s too young to have that much homework and what about weekends. I don’t even see him online on weekends.”

      “Well it’s a new neighborhood with lots of kids. Durdles and his sister spend lots of time outside playing with the new neighborhood kids. They love it. They were always cooped up in a confined small yard at the old place. They’re fine. What are you worried about?”

      I say in a slow, gruff and deliberate voice, “For the third time, because he’s losing interest in Warcraft.”

      I pause, and then add “And you girls say I don’t get it. Now who doesn’t get it?”

Thank You All

Mel and Liz

Hi All,

Here is our audio submission, hopefully it is not too late. Been busy doing nothing.


Melchezadeck and Liztailor

Great show

Hey there ctrlaltwow gang its Necronomicon, from Velen sever U.S. My new wife and I (we just got married this Halloween) play level 85 undead Warlocks (named Necronomicon and Necromantic) as well as a bunch of alts spanning our four WoW accounts. We've been all over Azeroth together and done many of the lower level 5 man dungeons but we have never done any of the dungeon content "at level" and none of the high level dungeons. I've been listening to your podcast for several months now and have really enjoyed it. Hearing you guys talk about your guild and all the crazy fun you have makes us want to roll some new toons and join your merry band of misfits :) If you think you might have some room for a couple of crazy Goblins or Undead-heads (our two favorite races) please let us know and we'll be happy to fill out any necessary online forms or what ever needs doing (we really don't know as this will be our first guild ever)
Many thanks for your wonderful podcast and please keep talking about your WoW time, we really enjoy it :)


Necronomicon and Necromantic (undead love is forever)

We are a couple of Canadian and British expats who live and work in China so we play at odd hours.

CAW server please?

Hi guys!

Loved hearing the podcast today! Pixiegirl's letter inspired me to want to create a toon on your server. Perhaps  I can show her around the Horde quests?  Please tell me what sever? I forget and I didn't see it on your fan site? And how can I join the guild?  We are neighbors, kinda. I live In Rehoboth MA.

Hope to hear from your soon!
Kara/Abrra ~the toon yet to be created

the Great Big Horrible Disaster!! or was it??


I keep hearing about how terrible it is that WoW lost all these millions of subscribers, but for some reason I don't hear much about a biggie at Blizzard saying most of the loses happened in Asian, where players don't actually "subscribe" because the only model available is a "pay per play" model, and what they pay is about 6% of what US-UK-Aussie-Euro players pay.

And while all this was happening, US subs are said to have gone up.

So, I don't know, but it sounds to me like maybe there's a lot of people in the gaming media who are just so eager to be the first person to announce the death of WoW that they just can't be bothered worrying about facts and numbers.

Well, maybe they're looking for a gig on Fox.

Oh, did I say that?  Sorry, it slipped out.  :')

Happy Gaming!

Ramenah, L22 Tauren hunter, Earthen Ring


Hello Control Alt Wow. I’ve been a listener for over a year now and like to listen to the podcast in the afternoons at work.  I play Nite an alliance shaman on the perenolde server. I’ve been meaning to e-mail since blizcon, but hadn’t had the chance to until now.  While watching the blizcon panel about Panderia, they talked about the new races that inhabit Panderia. One of them called the Verming, is a race of evil bunny people with a vegitable worship fetish. I couldn’t help but think about Vrishna when they talked about them and how he’d probably have a stroke when killing them.  Link incase you missed them I have wondered at the absence of Ashayo for the last several weeks, though I assume I somehow missed it being mentioned the reason for his absence. Keep up the great podcast, someday I’d like to join COD when I get around to rolling a goblin alt to see their starting experience.

RAF questions

short and to the point how do you do a RAF?

I did a RAF with my buddy,  Activated a brand new account with a copy of wow purchased at the store.  signed up for my subscription.  WoW GMS say i have only paid for one month.  Meaning the store purchased copy does not count towards a paid month???

Just hoping ya'll can explain the process to me.

RAF--->upgrade to Wrath---->pay for 2 subscribed months = Rocket.

please and thank you,

Moderob, CoD, Earthen Ring
Mattief, PoH, Jubei'Thos
Crilherin, Roll for Blame, Arygos

special thanks to GM Droovasz for putting up with my rant about how the store purchased copy does not count as one of your two RaF paid months.

Catching up..

Hail and well-met!

I thought it was about time to take time to send in another missive, my friends.

Of late I’ve been busy with Wolfbrother, having joined the Jellybeans Raid Team as a stand-by melee-DPSer, I frequently get to join in and play through the Firelands content.  I believe they may have defeated Rags once, however I wasn’t there.  Everything else in the raid seems to go relatively well, we’re mostly focusing on dealing with Rags.

In other news, I finally started a Worgen for the first time.  I have to say I really liked the starting area and quests for the Worgen.  I enjoyed the atmosphere and Victorian-style of their homelands.  However, as I got to the end of their starting and was deposited on the docks…I started to feel myself let down, thinking, “Now I have to go through all the ‘normal’ stuff and build levels, don’t I? /sigh Ugh.”  As a result, I’ve logged in briefly with my Worgen and do the cooking dailies.  Wow..those are so easy for the Alliance.  I hardly have to go anywhere.  Walk a few feet, buy some ingredients, step over to the stove, make bread, step back, turn it in…wow, easy.

In a related note…do we have any Guild getting together on the Alliance side on Earthen Ring?

Multi-boxing question: Has anyone tried to load WoW into your Dropbox, or Dropbox-like client, letting it sync your application and add-ons across multiple machines?  If so, has it worked successfully?

I think it’s time for me to get back to the grind, or a Raid, or something.

“Be well…”

Eranth / Wolfbrother / Lionchild

Greetings from South Australia

G’day Aprillian, Ashayo, Vrishna and Jeppy,

I’ve been a listener to Ctrl Alt WoW for some time now, long before episode 148 “ It Sounded Funnier in My Head!”, and I thought it was time to write you again. I have five level 85s, 3 on one account and 2 on a second.
My main has already achieved “What a Long Strange Trip it’s Been” which rewards the Violet Proto-Drake which I believe has a flight speed of 310%. I have made a goal to obtain this drake on my other four level 85s which I started working on during Brewfest. They all have the Brewfest and Hallow’s End requirements marked off so far. During Hallow’s End the most difficult achievement was to “Put Out The Fires” but I found it was possible to solo this in Falconwing Square with some persistence.

I have dabbled in dual boxing but only with two shamans. I’d like to try it with a team of 3 (I actually have a third account which I’ve temporarily frozen), perhaps a druid tank, a shaman healer and one ranged dps. Although my 2 pcs are not that old, my main pc kind of struggles if I attempt to run more than one instance of WoW on it. When you multibox do you run many addons? I usually have to reduce the number of addons to a bare minimum otherwise my gaming experience is too laggy.

I have a small guild on the Thaurissan realm and I’ve been keeping track of a few of the guild achievements. One of which is Critter Killer. I’d like to report that critter kills made by the Creepy Crate obtained during Hallow’s End does indeed count towards the achievement. I have verified this by letting it kill critters when I am the only guild member currently online.

I’ll leave it there for now and look forward to hearing your cheerful voices on the next episode which will no doubt help me through my work day.

Kind Regards

Clogalis and his many alts
G'day again,

This is a late p.s. which I forgot to include in my recent email to you regarding the lower drop rate of The Horseman's Reins from the Hallow's End boss event. My theory is that the drop rate may be quite similar to what it was before but perhaps it seems lower because we only have one chance per day of getting it, whereas prior to the LFG dungeon finder we had 5 chances to get it as each party member could start the event and the mount was a boss drop (not a bag loot which you can only obtain once per day).

Hope this reaches you in time to add it to my previous email.

Kind regards


Sent from my iPhone

submission 243

:) Happy Thanksgiving or if you don't celebrate that day : Happy Thursday

Rigarmorty Audio For CAW 243

Greetings Aprillian, Vrishna & Eljeppy!

Attached is this weeks scary ramble.



Work overload

Sorry due to work and injury my WoW time has been cut to the bone hence nothing to report this week.
Big G


I just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving!!
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Shout Outs & Thank You


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 242 - This is Not the MMO You Are Looking For

Aprillian, Ashayo, Vrishna 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 WoW Pet or an Authenticator.
Juuno's Corner
Hello Darlings!!!  Long time, no hear from....I'm sorry!  This audio is longer than usual...but I hope you like Mom sent me a note to read to you!  =D

/great big hugs!

Juuno  =D  xoxoxox!

What We've Been Doing:


Riding Darshi & Nevahoof around Western Plagueland discovered that I had forgotten Darshi was a miner. Darshi sent her herbs to Elyte, who is an Inscriptionist. Milling seems faster.
Thur, got caught in a loop in Western Plaguelands, kept finding gold dots.

Moved on to Burning Steppes and guess what happened? Darshi & Nevahoof Stood in the Fire!
Distracted by SWTOR, more on that later. After testing, deciding to do another RAF
Did the trial for awhile.
Tues, spent time looking through toons on expiring RAF, found beaucoup Heirlooms!
The toons with heirloom also had money and bags. I'm so glad I checked I managed to send mail stuff to other toons. there was also quite a bit of ore and some herbs. I was glad because I didn't want to level something in Matt Smith blacksmithing.
Wasn't quite sure if I wanted to really do an RAF again so soon.
STARTED LOOKING AROUND AND SEEING WHAT I HAD AVAILABLE TO PLAY WITH. Came across a goblin shaman the cutest heirloom headband ever. Decided I would play her. Had to look around to find the other toon that I was running her with. It was a goblin warlock. I forgot how much fun probably starting area was. We got to save the Thrall!

I am planning on transferring Nevahoof to the new R a F account. I feel little bit guilty, because I do have another to April that I will be meeting on that account. She's a level LXV death knight that I transferred to that account in order to make death knight. The question is do I really need another refer a friend account? I suppose I could transfer her to one of my existing accounts and just run the two together. It would save me a lot of hassle and money. With heirlooms, and I found a bunch, I could get really good exp. especially with the upcoming Pilgrims bounty Festival.

Aprillian & Vrishna

Did TB Wed night. Tiiaa Skinned!
Tried to do Thrones but actually did well in Blackrock Cavern


While doing Dailies Sons of Hodir, ran into a Troll hunter who asked politely if he could skin my drops. His name was Tynchal and he said thanks, it's for the AIE Craft Fair

Been grinding dailies in the Storm Peaks and AT.  Got to 80 on the pally twins. 2




real life stinks..........

Greetings CAW crew, and  /sigh ....Virshna.

C.C. The Disgruntled Warlock here

Just wanted to say it would be a dream come true to be a stand in on the podcast  just to annoy the fluff out of Virshna.  But unfortunately, real life gets in the way and my schedule is not regular enough to even consider trying out for it.  Man would it be fun though!

I wanted to give thanks for the shout out from 
Kadak, having been a fan of your submissions it meant a lot.

I also wanted to personally thank Virshna for the funniest thing he has come out with since he started being on the podcast.  There I was teaching the orphans to crack open rabbits in search of rare Easter eggs drops, when I hear Mr Bunny Lover say " I am thinking of banning the Creepy Crate".  Now that is priceless.. Just so I am clear on this, you want to ban a non-combat pet because it may accidentally kill a critter, WTF (work time fun.. for your pg rating).  Now, following that logic we would have to ban Consecration/Thunderstomp/Rain of fire.... and any other AOE spells that may send a bunny prematurely to Wabbit Valhalla.  Then you must get rid of buffs that may cause damage say Thorns or Retribution Aura, because everyone knows if you mess with enough of them, they will eventually try and fight back.  If you have gone this far, don't forget to get rid of those nasty shield spikes and NEVER eat storm chops (I always eat these when going AFK to see how many smoking bunnie corpses are there when I get back). Since you have gone this far, those nasty swords and sharp pointy arrows must go as well.
Congrats! you now have made the bunnies safe! But how long do you think it will be fun running around in yourElegant Dress -hitting mobs with your spring flowers - and wearing bunny ears?  Admit it Girly Man, you should be playing Hello Kitty Adventure Island.....

P.S.  This letter was sent with intentions of annoying Virshna, not to make him cry, but of course lots of bunnies were killed, very slowly and painfully in the process.

P.S.S.  Do not even think of letting my evil twin into the guild. That critter hugging Happy Hunter D.D. is a tool.  I mean seriously, who would respect a "Hunter" that loves animals........... Just wrong wrong wrong.  Virshna you would get along great with him.

...sent from my Apple IIe...........  C.C. The Disgruntled Warlock!

Itunes review

Hey Guys and Aprillian, I just wrote an ITunes review and would love to join your guild Clan of Darkness. I think your guild would be great fun to be part of. I enjoy leveling alts and running instances. I hate it when people forget its a game. I play to have fun and enjoy playing around people that don’t take the game to seriously. I have many alts on different servers but mostly on Caelestrasz . I have never levelled a Horde to 85 and think it would be great fun trying. Not sure if this is content enough to allow me into your guild but here is hoping. Thanks Smile

Submission 242


Firelands on Farm

Howdy hope all are well.
My raid team is clearing Firelands in about 2hrs now and have Heroic Shannox on farm. Currently we are working on Heroic Majordomo.  Normal Domo finally dropped boots to complete Brewdawg's t12 set.  We are ready and waiting for 4.3.
Speaking of 4.3, with the Arena season ending on 11/28 it will probably drop December 6th or 13th.  I suggest not spending any Justice points until the patch unless you are close to hitting the 4000 point cap.  Currently Justice points buy 359 gear after 4.3 you will be able to purchase 378 gear with those same justice points.
AIE, that other guild on Earthen Ring, ran a "For the Horde" attack on all the Alliance leaders on Saturday.  Brewdawg helped with the tanking duties.  We had three raid groups, almost 150 toons.  Our Guild Master was in vent with us supplying toons while we pownd the Alliance leaders making it even more special. Because of his new job he is not in-game much it was great to have him with us.
Y'all have a good week.

Bangobingo Update #7

Hey CAW/COD Crew!

I hope all is well with everyone on and off the show, in and out of game. I lament the fact I did not get this in before Veteran's Day as I wanted to send a special shout out to all of our past and present military servicemembers around the globe. As a service member myself I can truly appreciate the dedication and commitment and am thankful to serve alongside my brothers and sisters in arms. I know of at least one other guild member that is a veteran but am hesitant to say Dream's dad without his permission ;P Thus concludes my special thanks to those who serve the people of the United States! (Sorry Jeppy)

In terms of WoW I have been busily farming and crafting a mechano-hog to replenish the coffers on my bank alt, BA Barakus, a Tauren Druid on ER. I was successful in selling my wares and now sit comfortably at approximately 45k gold across all of my toons on this server. I do have a tip for anyone interested in entering the mechano-hog market. I was having trouble getting all of the titanium I needed to craft the 12 titansteel bars for the motorcycle so I enlisted the support of my alchemist, Jimdangle, level 65 belf DK. He was able to transmute the abundant saronite ore I gathered in Icecrown and I was quickly able to create the required titanium for the titansteel. The ore requirement is roughly 580 pieces which seems daunting but is completely manageable as the jagged mountains of Icecrown are all but abandoned these days. Moreover, there are a fair amount of titanium ore nodes that spawn that reduce the amount of saronite required by roughly 16-32 ore per node. so throw on some good wow podcasts and get to farming the saronite until you have the required amount to transumte the titanium you need for the titansteel. You will almost certainly acquire most of the required eternals during your mining and the arctic furs are relatively inexpensive on the AH. So with a total cost to me of approximately 10-12K I was able to sell my mechano-hog for 14K earning a wopping 2-4K profit. It is a quick way to earn some extra cash for flying on my alts and have some fun playing the profession portion of the game.

I have taken a brief heiatus from my Warrior, Bangobingo, in order to run my Alliance Rogue, Derkdiggler, through the molten offensive questline. He was my original main on my old server so I felt I owed it to him to keep him as current with the content as I can. he is through the first 150 Mark turn in but still has a long way to go. Hopefully I can finish up the questline and be prepared for the new content in patch 4.3 and beyond.

My mage, Readytogogo, has been steadily leveling as well and currently sits at level 68, complete with a portal to Shattrath if anyone needs it.

well, I have rambled on enough for today. Thanks for all you do and I look forward to our next encounter in game.

Take care!

v/r (Very Respectfully, I know, its been a while)


P.S. Thanks for the clearification on JAVA, I had always wondered what people were taking about when they used that to address the group.

The Kithores actually submit!

Hola CAW crew!

We hope everyone is having a great week, in game and out. After quite some time away, we are back to our old recording ways. We hope you all enjoy our first submission back!

The Kithores,
Earthen Ring, Clan of Darkness, and Dragonblight

London calling!

Another week another submission! I ended up leaving out a lot of stuff I wanted to talk about! I guess it will give me something to talk about next week. I feel like maybe I should have gotten some sleep before recording but I ended waiting till last minute again and I really wanted to send something in.

The Shamus video I mentioned can be found on my shiney new blog here or on YouTube here.


Rigarmorty Audio for CAW 242

Hi Aprillian, Vrishna, Ashayo & Eljeppy!

Attached is my short audio for this week!



Opps I did it again

I am a old man and I need my sleep so sorry its so late but I would like to say to Kadack that I am right their with him on the grandma love all he has to do is name the time and place and I shall bring the lube and tissues.
Big G

Shout Outs & Thank You

How you play WOW

I wanted to say a Huge thank you for the game time I did not know the contest was going to be over so soon and did not think we would stand a chance for the prizes but had to try anyways. My wife is thoroughly happy she was having a wow withdrawal today saying she was really missing her game. As I stated in the email entry she is currently under going radiation treatments for the breast cancer which all signs are showing good that they have it taken care of, she only has until the end of this month to go for the radiation and then she will be just having to go for the normal check ups from time to time.

She sends a hearty hello and big smile as she is entering a BG to level yet another alt :D

Her main on Grizzly Hills is a 85 Pally name Coleletta of the guild Coven Of Light. 


Clan of Darkness


Monday, November 7, 2011

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 241 - Ooops I Did It Again!

Aprillian, Vrishna 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 WoW Pet or an Authenticator.

What We've Been Doing:


Hallow's eve ended with Tiiaa 8 bars from 85. Did some AT, some exploration, some archeology and some battlegrounds.
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When she dinged and put on her Hallow's End and Coren Direbrew rings & Trinkets, she got a bunch of achievements.

Took Darshi out to Hinterlands to level herbalism. Was so grossed out by those bears with eggs:
Did some Archeo while there and discovery.
And then I needed to find house with a bookcase.
11/4/11 2137
Tina dinged 85 today. Right before I left for work, I had done some exploring, including high level areas like Uldum and low level ones like Azuremyst Isle. While I was in mount Hzjal I turned in some quests. she dinged turning in a quest in the goblin city in Azhara. I did record a video of it. Tonight at lunch, I took her into TB for her first.

Aprillian & Vrishna


Argent Aspiration, 100 Fish, Journeyman Fisherman and 250 Fish for both Karinya and Narinya. It's so great to be back in the Storm Peaks. Waiting


On Hiatus



I won? I mean, I won!!

Hi guys, Moonah here (AKA Tallulah). Yippee!! I Had a few marathon listening sessions and got up to the episode with my submission. I won!! Yay! The fact that i was the only one in the running only very minimally impacts the joy I feel! I would love a free month of play, if its not too late. If it is, I'll just try again some other time. *giggle*. I've been playing in the clan of darkness guild now for a few weeks( time is a slippery thing for me), and am loving every minute of it. I think maybe my sense of humor may not translate to typing, so i hope noone has taken offense at anything i may have typed.... My intent is almost always to amuse or delight. anything that fall's short, well, as aprillian says, "It was funnier in my head". Thanks again.  Moonah/Tallulah


For the record, my first email had a very visible disclaimer, its not my fault you all asked for more information.  So, I'm not responsible for the stress my information caused Jeppy.  Hopefully someone else will confirm my information, as I have no way to reproduce it without starting up another RaF.  Obviously for the grant to 81 to work, both account would have to be full cataclysm accounts, that may be why Jeppy has seen his grayed out.  I guess it could also be aone time bug on my account, but I really don't think so. 
I've been lurking your podcast for years at this point, soaking up the information, but not participating in the discussion.  I really intended to send in the 1 email, and go back to lurking.  But its been fun, so I will try to send in regular emails.  With that in mind, I thought I should introduce myself. 
I'm Aegon of Dawnbringer. 
I've been playing WoW since early wrath.  I started out as a one toon player, leveling my Paladin to 80, and then started working on making gold so I could get some cool mounts.  Around this time I started listening to CaW, and was really intrigued with multiboxing.   To really make the gold I wanted, I really needed some alts.  I multiboxed a full set of 5 paladins, getting them to 65 for full wrath professions.  By the end of wrath I had 8 alchemists churning out epic gems, and on my way to make my 1st 100k gold.  If I could have stopped spending money & giving it away, I would have had a lot more. 
Going into Cataclysm I really wanted to win the game.  But since there is no real winning in WoW, I had to come up with my own definition for Winning.   So here it is:
-  Level 10 toons to level 85
-  Level every profession to 525
-  Kill deathwing before the next expansion
-  Obtain a legendary weapon while its still relevant
-  Obtain 1 million gold. 
In my future emails I let you know how I'm doing on my goals, but I've come to the conclusion by the time I win Cataclysm, it will be time to level a Panda. 

maximumforce 10th submission - FINALLY!

Hey guys at CAW Crew!

It has been quite a while unfortunately, about 3 months if my math is correct and I'm sorry for ducking out but
things got extremely busy, extremely quickly and I am still quite busy considering I am moving house right now!
Of course though, I always have time for WoW, just not enough to do the Audio Submissions, you'd be surprised the
amount of work I have had to put into it each time!! This submission I'll be attaching quite a few shots of things
that you may be interested in, things have taken quite a turn since I last spoke!

First off, my Hunter main is now an up and ready Raider in a guild that I raid with each Friday. He is currently
at ilvl 374 and the other night achieved my cataclysmically epic achieve that meant I had no item under item level
359 and about 90% of my gear is non-heroic raid quality 378! I am managing to pull 19-21k raiding but I did hit
31k in a heroic today using the same rotation so I'm not too sure what the go is there! And you may notice in the
screenshot I still have my bunny out!

In the alts side of things, I have geared up my Death Knight who can pull 25k easily now and could raid but I don't
want to overextend myself by raiding on two characters at the moment and my Shaman that I was going on about last
time is already level 85 and geared to a reasonable degree. I even managed to get the 1% rare flying mount drop in
Vortex Pinnacle a few weeks ago!! They are both on the backburner now though because I am focusing all my energy
into mastering my Hunter. I also have a level 15 heirloomed Mage that I am planning to max later on but after just
finishing my Shaman, I'm not keen to do it all over again just yet!

As I said, I am sorry I have been so busy. I work 52.5 hours a week, have been doing heaps of planning for this
move that's underway now and am also writing my own Novel that will be going to a Literary Agent for a publisher
scout this week! Little crazy.

Anyway, hope you have all been well, good to see Ctrl Alt Wow is still up and going strong!

This has been Maximumforce for the Horde, for the Hunter Raider and for my bunny who is always at my side!!

Submission 241

Hey Hey,
 This submission may end up being a chat room Exclusive. If it does I hope you all get a laugh or two out of it. :)

Level 62!

Finally got my second submission done! I did this all in one take, hope its OK? I say at one point in the submission that I've never done Outlands questing as Alliance obviously I ment to say Horde! Sorry to hear about Ashayo's hiatus, hope hes ok. I wanted to let you know that I would be honored to guest host! I'm not a hardcore raider but I'd do my best! The background music in my last submission was from a game that I used to play on the Commodore Amiga called “Gods”, as I told Jeppy in guild chat I'm a retro gaming nerd! This week I've chosen music from a game called “The Settlers”.

All the best!


Nexbardus Update

Hello all of CoD and CAW,

Well it has been a month since I last sent a submission but October just flew by with Hallow's end and Halloween. My kids were quite excited about Trick or Treating, and our neighborhood is a very good one for lots of candy. Had a lot of fun taking them around, my 6 year old daughter was a Monarch Butterfly, my 10 year old daughter was Princess Leia and my nephew was X-wing Luke Skywalker. And of course the best part is all the candy that I get to eat out of their bags.

Hallow's End was fun, I got The Hallowed title on both Nexbardus of Earthen Ring and Winterhoof. Thanks to all those guildies on both sides that helped with The Masquerade. Kind of disappointing that no Mounts dropped for any of my toons this year but cant complain much since I already have 2 of them. Nexverto on ER got one back when if the mount actually dropped you had to roll on it and another toon of mine on Winterhoof named Vespal (85 Hunter) got one last year when it seemed everyone was getting them. Seems like Blizzard scaled it back this year to make it actually rare again, haven't really heard anyone say they got one this year. 

Over on Winterhoof my Hunter Nexbardus got to level 85 a couple weeks ago. I was trying to rush from about 81 to 85 before Hallow's End arrived because I thought you would need to be level 85 to fight the Horseman. I only made it to 84 before Hallow's End but was happy to find that I could still kill the Horseman. Did get about a 1/3 of a level from 84 to 85 just by getting all of the candy buckets. Lately I started doing the Firelands, Therazane and Tol Barad dailies for gear and have since got Exalted with Hyjal and Therazane. I had neglected my Leatherworking for most of my leveling so I farmed Uldaman for Heavy Leather/Heavy Hide and then Whelplings in Badlands for Thick Leather. After that I just bought any extra's that I needed off the AH and currently I am at 490 LW. I been doing a lot of PVP lately, super easy and fun way to gear up. 

In your last podcast you were all talking about being able to transfer a guild. Well that is what happened to my other guild Midnight Sun. Admittedly I have been neglecting those toons to play my CAW and CoD toons, but I logged into one a couple days ago to the message that the guild had transferred and that I could transfer my toon if I wanted. The worst part about it is that it was a level 25 guild and now it is back to level 1. It does make the decision of whether to move those toons to CAW very easy though, so I will probably be looking for someone to do some invites soon. I have 3 85's and a couple toons in the 70's in that guild. 

On Earthen Ring I haven't done too much lately beyond Hallow's End but I can confirm that the Fox Kit does exist. I had been farming it off and on with my Shaman Nexbardus and had killed countless foxes on Tol Barad. Then randomly one day I think I was waiting to get into the Tol Barad battle and it drops when I was totally not expecting it. 

I did create a new Rogue named Redherring that was supposed to be my new bank alt. She is a Blood Elf and I have to admit that now I feel like I want to level her up instead of my female Orc Rogue Sweatness. Maybe Vrishna is on to something... 

Anyway, I also signed up for the Annual Pass. It took a couple weeks though because everytime I tried it kept saying No Eligible Accounts. Eventually though Blizzard fixed the system and I was able to sign up. I am gonna be playing WoW for another year at least, you get a cool mount, and I wanted to play Diablo 3 anyway, so no-brainer. 

I am also considering trying my hand at sending in an audio submission. Just wondering what format you want them in? Thanks all for your hard work and the great podcast, Nexbardus

Too Cute To Kill - YouTube

Vrishna, the attechment on this email is specifically directed to you.  The video is from the recent Blizzcon, but it may have escaped your notice.   It is possible that your misguided tenderness toward cute furry critters has a serious negative side effect causing pain an suffering to other sentient beings.  I'm just sayin'.  

Panaseeya, undead shadow priest - Jubai'thos  "For The Horde"
Daftbugger, dwarf paladin - Shu'halo  "For The Beer"  ("for the alliance" just sounds lame)
 and a variety of other toons to numerous to mention.

How you play WOW

My beautiful wife and I play wow together as a means to basically escape life for a little while, she is currently going through radiation treatments for breast cancer and, wow was a great way for her to escape during the chemo treatments which tended to make her very nauseated and be in pain from the neulasta shots which helped her to make new blood cells.

She is also a pretty big alt player she currently has 10 toons on Maelstrom US which 4 of them are 80 plus, she currently has a 85 pally and 3 70 plus toons on Grizzly Hills US she basically can do the quest chains blind folded LOL not really kidding.

I introduced her to your podcast just last week and she had no idea there was things like that out there for wow besides the podcast that do nothing but pvp instructions and or raid instruction she found your podcast very refreshing and is now looking forward to each new show..

Unfortunately having cancer is not cheap and i had to shut down my account back in march to allow the funds to simply pay for the fuel for the car to get her back and forth to treatments and regular appts. I am not entering my self for the prize i would like to enter my wife in the contest as her game time ends on the 14th of November but I am sure she will be glad to win anything well except the authenticator as we made sure to have one on each of our accounts.

Keep up the awsome work and I look forward to listening to your show each week as i work waving a sign for a gold buying company that says WE BUY GOLD everyday I am out there waving that sign I think I need to get a picture of that for my guild to show them i take wow seriously LOL.

Always Listening 
Ishmeal 73 Shammy 
Guild  Coven Of Light
Server Grizzly Hills Us

Is this thing on?

Wait. Wait. Hold on. Let me get this straight. I actually had time to put together an audio? What gives? Obviously I'm not being worked to the bone enough at work. Don't get too attached to the notion that I'm back ... I'm not ... I did, however, get a small reprieve today so I decided to make the best of the opportunity and grace everyone with my voice.


~ Nevik

PS. (that's the URL to my new project)
PPS. Wait, I had time to start a new project?
PPPS. If I had time to do that, why didn't I record anything for CAW?
PPPPS. Talking to myself in post-post-post-post-scripts is fun.
PPPPPS. Okay, I'm done now. Really.
PPPPPPS. For really reals. Now. I think?

I want to CAW too =D

Hello Jeppy, Aprillian, Vrishna (and Ashayo?)

I'v become a huge fan of the podcast since I stumbled onto it on a couple of weeks ago.

Fortunately  the work I do allows me to listen to podcasts while on the job so I'v listened to about 30 hours
worth of Ctrl Alt Wow over the passed fortnight and it's convinced me that I'v been play this game wrong.

I'v been playing WoW, for several years with real life friends who's interest waxes and wanes, most of the
time I'v been guilded on my own. I  want that to change - I want to be a part of the special awesome-sauce
that is CTRL ALT WOW and to help add some guild levels and humor to the Winterhoof CAW.

I'v rolled a new gnome mage, Boogasm on Winterhoof. I'd like to thank Yuskia for taking the time to
invite me into the guild - it was kind of electric to talk to a CAW person after weeks of listening to the
pod... And now here I am, in the guild =D

I'm playing from New Zealand, the deepest of down unders, and absolutely chuffed to be able to take
a small part in the celebration of WoW that CTRL ALT WOW is.

Thank you for  the community you have built.

Rigarmorty Audio For CAW 241

Hi Caw Crew!

Attached is my update for this week.



listener email

November 9, 2011
From Reefberry

Dear CAW,

      We have two guilds, one horde and one alliance. Our current guild memberships consist of:  my self, my dearest wife, brothers one, two, three and four, a retired uncle, my grandson and a new member, my father. Occasionally, friends or acquaintances of someone in this group join us on a dungeon run.

Dad is 80 years old; doesn’t see well, is on dialysis, and has mobility problems and a host of other typical geriatric issues. He was a big Wizardy fan, if anyone remembers that old floppy disk, game series. He lives near brother four and brother four’s family and he checks in on Dad regularly. Dad and brother four live about 800 miles away from the rest of us. We baby sit Dad via Skype and Warcraft. If the need occurs we call brother four.

Before I tell my next adventure, I’m going to explain a minor change in my story method. I want you to meet Durdles. Durdles will be my main sidekick and if I have need of more names maybe Muggleton, Slayed, and Huckleberry. To give credit, all fine names from classic literature. These characters may also change class, race, gender, or level from episode to episode depending on specifics needed for the narrative. Instead of saying this brother did that or that person did this, I will shield these real people by using fictitious character names. If they hear the story this may ease their embarrassment. There is also the added benefit to myself such as: not earning a cold stare, or a bonk-on-the-head, or the very CRISPY meal I found in the skillet, or the very late birthday card with the already scratched lottery ticket inside! Perhaps even decreasing the number of times my partners get disconnected while we are trying to take on Deth’tilac or Magria. These events, of course, are all coincidental and just my raging imagination, I advise myself. Let’s see if my luck changes during the weeks following the reading of this next adventure and story telling format.

Durdles and I were in Twilight Highlands. Durdles has diligently been repeating the Dragonmaw dailies. I can only hope Durdles saw a piece of gear at the quartermaster he considered as an upgrade. During this time period I had Twilight Highland’s quests already completed and would go fishing or gathering or maybe do a Dragonmaw daily, just to be on a near-by stand-by.

Durdles had an incomplete quest in the deep and long tunnel, Elementium Depths. If I recall correctly, (and this can and is often argued) one needed to move along promptly to avoid respawns. Let the reader keep in mind that “promptly” is a vague and relative term and I relate it in terms of Durdle speeds. This fact stood out in my mind because Durdles was not the kind to move along or even less, prodded along at a good clip. Besides rapid respawning Twilight Miners, their mining picks gave a good wallop; patrolling Depth Overseer ogres; and hungry, metal crunching spinners eating the very nodes we seek as soon as they see us approaching. Being a mage I didn’t want to pull these guys off Durdles and his plate, so I ice lanced until near their 50% health mark. Only ice lance some would question. To them I reply yes. Durdles has chosen the retribution path and I hadn’t thought of Righteous Fury, nor had Durdles. Also, Durdles is often seen just standing there or not facing the enemy, or heard saying “out of mana again whats wrong here.” My typical emphatic reply sounds like “just swing the blankity-blank sword”.

He must have completed the rail cart ride and got caught by surprise when it went over the edge. I wish, I where there to see that reaction, hehehehehe.  Another common line of his is “This must be one of those group quests.” It is troublesome if one dies within that the upper section of the tunnel. Unable or unwilling to collect the elementium and disrupt the runes on his own I came along. We finally make it through the mining section beyond the rails and wood ramps into the more cavernous area where twilightist are busy channeling and crystal chunks are scattered about.

So we are deep in the cavern with enough elementium to complete his quest and one or two runes disrupted. Now Durdles dies during an encounter and I survived. I’m not sure of the details except my memory seems to believe there where little white haired gnomes and Durdles spent much time claiming inability to see or target. Whereas, I seem to recall him spending most of the fight time trying to run through a wall. I asked him to run back and I’d keep the area clean of mobs while waiting for him. Several minutes go by and he has yet to return. There is no sign of him on my radar. Having just downed the patrol I believed I had a few safe minutes. I go for a bio and a snack but when I get back, still no Durdles. I had absolutely no desire of any sort to leave our position. I had no inclination to assist him back to the tunnel’s beginning and fight our way back to this location. I was really hoping he would resurrect where he last died. So, I remained patient and quietly remarked I would stay here and wait for him.

I opened the map to check on him, I didn’t see the dot. Did I not see him because he was dead? Naw, it doesn’t work that way, but its times like this when we question our own knowledge of the game.

“How’s it going Durdles,” I say.

He reply’s with “I can’t get up the hill.”

“Return to the graveyard and start over.”

“I’m right next to the graveyard.”

“Well why aren’t you running back?”

“I can’t climb the hill. I don’t have the right shoes.”

“You don’t have the right shoes?”

“I want to put on my mountain climbing shoes but it won’t work. I think I left them in the bank.”

He’s still dead so he didn’t go back to get shoes. Or did he? Usually we get a flying mount when dead in the higher level regions. Or is that just for instances? Now I’m perplexed and questioning myself again. I open the map and zoom out. I spot the dot, right next to Elementium Depths but in Loch Modan. I explain that he can’t change gear items while a ghost. This seemed to quell the mountain boot issue, at least for the moment. I remotely steer him using: the open map, his dot, guessing on the lag, and describing landmarks through Loch Modan and Wetlands and back through Twilight Highlands. 

End of Story

I know this letter is quite long but I really wanted to say thanks to Tinokk, DoctorTiger, and Shalick for the Zul’Gurub run. I was able to replace a i333 wand with a new i359 purple wand. Best of all they didn’t go along with the tank and vote to kick me before we even reached the first boss.

Thank You All

Shout Outs & Thank You

Clan of Darkness