Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 252 - Don't Spit on My GF Because We Multi-Box

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 WoW Pet or an Authenticator.

Hello Darlings!!!  Long time, no "hear", I know!  hehehe...but here I am and here's what I've been up to!  

/great big hugs!!!!

Juuno  =D

What We've Been Doing:


Went to Grizzly Hills on my Pally & Druid, realized I don't really know how to fight on either.

Aprillian & Vrishna

Logging started on 01/16/2012 at 18:49:58.
21:01:01 To [Flower]: dude, what's your problem
21:01:08 [Flower] whispers: Dual boxer.
21:01:10 To [Flower]: why are spitting on my gf
21:01:22 To [Flower]: and?
21:01:33 [Flower] whispers: Dual boxers are almost as pathetic as gold buyers.
21:01:41 To [Flower]: we pay for wow, so your subscription doesn't go up, you should thank us
21:01:47 To [Flower]: why?
21:02:18 To [Flower]: and people who are playing by themselves at level 11 are even more pathetic
21:02:24 [Flower] whispers: Not explaining myself to some kid angry I spit on his internet g/f. Kthxbye.
21:02:57 To [Flower]: dude, I'm almost 50

21:09:42 Flower makes a rude gesture at you.
21:09:45 Flower thinks you are the son of a motherless ogre.
21:09:49 Flower snickers at you.
21:09:58 Flower apologizes to you.  Sorry!
21:10:00 Flower gently pats you.
21:10:02 [Flower]: ...
21:10:04 Flower brushes up against you and farts loudly.
21:10:06 Flower laughs at you.

21:08:06 [Flower]: *sigh* No matter where you go in this game there is always someone trying to act like an internet tough guy.
21:11:40 [Flower]: Anyway to the dude that got mad I spat on his internet girlfriend I was just messin bro. We should be BFFs.
21:13:00 [Sheldona]: No one messes with my pixels and gets away with, those are my pixels
Rares - Gorefang

Working on our Loremaster Achievement. Finished Ghostlands, Silverpine Forest and started Azshara. Got Explorer Achievement as well for the areas we finished.


Swiped our friends Alliance Guild. Sent him an

Did a little on my hunters. Silverlei, Brishna and Trishna ! Silverlei is filler, trying to get the other two up to 85 on par with Vrishna.


Blasted Lands - the last zone for Eastern Kingdom. I was a bit surprised when one of the first quests said to scout the ships along the shore - I could've sworn BL was a landlocked zone! The tainted scar is no longer there either, but at least the storyline explains that. The main story line in the zone involves helping preventing the resurrection of a demon - by beating them to it and trapping his soul.
Finished the 35 quests 3% into 63 - and got Loremaster of Eastern Kingdoms
Kept following the chain regarding the tainted scar, which has a quest with a difference. Rather than just have to collect 10 of this of something and 10 of that of something, you have to kill mobs, figure out what they drop, and figure out how to combine them to make what you need. Slightly more interactive than collection quests.

The story line in Silithus hasn't changed AT ALL. As far as they seem concerned, Outlands, Northrend and Cataclysm didn't happen! Thankfully, only 19 quests to do there. It contained the only quest in the 1600 done to date where I had to get a coordinate mod to find the RIGHT entrance to the hive. Finished exactly 50% into 63.

Off to Outlands!
Hellfire for Alliance is 95% the same as for the Horde. Major difference is probably the Mag'har, which are enemies of the Alliance
Helboar, the other white mean - 100% drop rate now? Used to be that tainted meat would only purify with the mixture less than 50% of the time.
Arazzius the Cruel no longer elite, and easily soloable
The Rock Flayer Blacktalon is also a solo quest
Soloed Natural Remedies also
Got the [To Hellfire and Back] achievement 25% into 67

- Jekle cleared Firelands with DwP , loot fest
- BoE boots for shammy healer
- Offhand, but turned out I already had it
- Tier helm
- dps staff
- new trinket with valor points

- Decided I want to heal on my shammy in new Hour of Twilight heroics, but he was i325. Bought him pvp chest and relic and the BoE valor wrists, and some pretty cheap gloves off the AH. Jumped into End Time and tank left before first boss. Replacement tanked jumped in and we wiped twice on the boss. Was expecting a blame-the-healer attitude but they were actually good and we pulled together to clear the instance. First two bosses dropped healing axe and head peice. Also won a BoE healing plate chest for my pally!. So now I'm i355. Sadly, neither of the End Time quests had gear upgrades for me.


Nice ingame chat with Bruus (Melii) Grats on Reins of the Phosphorescent Stone Drake 


Bangobingo Update #?

Hey CAW crew!

I hope everyone is enjoying their time in and out of game and are doing well. Its been a while since my last update so I thought I would attempt to get back on my contributing schedule and hope to send more regular updates. the other major distractor kind of came as a surprise as my wife (who is in no way a gamer or even interested in gaming) casually mentioned we should get an Xbox 360. I quickly jumped on the opportunity to experience a different mode of gaming I bought Skyrim and have been getting used to using a consol controler as opposed to the familiar keyboard. I spend most of my time trting not to look at the cieling or floor but have been enjoying it nonetheless. But that is for another audience, on to the WoW content!

My main Bangobingo has been mostly shelved between holiday events but has been able to pop on here and there for the occasional random heroic to boost my iLevel to get into the raid finder. In the inerim I have been leveling my mage, Readytogogo, and am now sitting at level 75. I was relieved to finally be at the point I can level my enchanting and tailoring to max level (both currently sitting at around 400). Most of my playtime has been spent with my rogue on Nagrand, Derkdiggler, who has been diligently running the raid finder to get high level gear. I was glad to have the opportunity to finally raid a tier of content while it is still relevant and am happy to say that I have killed Deathwing. While the quality of raid finder groups is constantly in flux I do enjoy the occasional gear upgrade and woule like to finally get gear that has a set bonus that is still relevant to the content I am playing.

On that note I did have a project in game that I would like some of your feedback on. The premise of this project is that I should be able to gather tier gear from an earlier tier and run the older content in the gear that was relevant to that tier. Thoughts?

Before I close I wanted to share a quick story relating to episode 251 at approximately 32 minutes. During the discussion with Alachia I could swear Aprillian mentioned some of the players were akin to someone who was playing past their prime in the circus and waiting for the next olympics. I was immediately intrigued by this circus olympics and envisioned a myrid of jugglers, lion tamers, and clowns along side the sprinters and pole vaulters at the opening ceremony. I had backtrack and listen closer to hear my error, that she had actually said circuits relating to the tennise pro analogy and not circus. (This is where the hosts laugh out loud and discuss how ludicrus the thought of a olympic circus team is ;))

Well, thats all I have for now. Thanks for always finding a way to make me laugh and enjoy the podcast!



Hey CaW crew, all is well with the Necronomicons. This week we've be been concentrating on our solo alts and making money on the auction house.

My level 70 mage, named Wraith, is my pet hunter. He ports all over Azeroth farming raptor hatchlings to sell at auction.
Wile picking herbs in the swamp of sorrows (to help Skylla with her inscription) he remembered the fabled Oozing pet and decided to try his luck.
After spending several hours killing big gloopy blob monsters he actually landed the Disgusting Oozing which does indeed sell quite high on the old auction house.
There really aught to be an achievement when you get this pet called "that stain is just not gonna wash out".

Speaking of money making, do you guys have any suggestions on raising cash for heirlooms and such?

The crazy Goblin brothers Riffrocket and Scribbley are doing great. They recently arrived in Stranglethorn Vale where Riffrocket was hoping to get himself a pirate hat.
No sooner had I mentioned this fact to my lovely wife when the hat dropped off the second Oger I killed.
Riffrocket was very pleased even though the had to wait till level 35 to dawn his sexy new Chapeau.

Both my wife and I had one of our toons reach exalted faction status this week, giving us the Sally Fields inspired "somebody likes me" achievement.

It was a good week for dungeons, Prospero the level 82 DK went to his first ever random dungeon with the intrepid Tinnock. They made their way through the Throne of Tides instance and Prospero only died once. The group was good and the dungeon went very fast and he even managed to get a shiny new pair of pants.

Wraith, went with a small group of guild mates to complete Heroic Caverns of Time. He was a little low level for the instance so he died more than a few times but in the end CoD got the achievement. It was his first heroic dungeon.

Thats all the news from the Necros this week. Thanks so much for your wonderful show we truly appreciate all your hard work.

The Necronomicons

Undead love is forever,


In reference to a comment from Ashayo a few shows past, I've included a picture of "Rich Baked Potato" Pringles which are (to my knowledge) only available here in Macau and Hong Kong.
Yes Ashayo, they are very yummy.

The little city in China where we live is called Macau, pronounced mac cow ("mac" as in Mac Donald's and "cow" as in... well... cow)

Thanks gang see you in game :-)

Contest Entry - Altaholic

Ctrl+Alt+WoW Crew,

Love the show, first off, and it has been a part of my week for some time now!

Blizzard's game had me from the days of beta when Paladins were nothing more than warriors that swung mallets and had a Divine Shield. I was so set on Paladin that when the Hunter class was made available I was completely blindsided by it. I rolled an Orc hunter, Granak, and he has been my main ever since. I, of course, rolled other characters but it wasn't until late into Lich King that my altaholic ways started to manifest themselves. I was suddenly trying to gear out three characters while working on leveling two more. It was getting ridiculous! 

Cataclysm came and, hallelujah, the revamp of 1-60. The slog of alts has been made so much better than it used to be and though I've had access to them from the beginning I choose not to use heirlooms. I've even held off on entering an alt of mine into a guild just so I don't get the XP perk, but eventually I always give in and join just because I miss the Green Wall.

This rampant rolling and re-rolling of characters has persisted since LK though I find I haven't payed attention to my toons as much lately due to that OTHER game that involves lightsabers. I do enjoy it, but honestly, I find myself wondering about it long term. WoW is still my game, I know it, though right now I'm a bit distracted. The Loremaster run I've been trying to do has really helped to keep me interested in my other characters besides my main. I'm a huge lore fanatic and experiencing every single bit of story that Blizzard has lovingly woven into the tapestry of this game keeps me coming back every time. 

Enjoy the show so much! 

US - Firetree
85 Human Hunter

Happy Chinese New Year CAW and COD

Hi Guys

First happy Chinese New Year to you all and this brings around the Lunar Festival in game. Now as 42 I have 5 toons that have done the “Long Strange Trip" and I am about 1/2 way though on my 6th a mage called Aunt Pol who you will know from COD.  So following the usual plan she went and did Elune's grace and fought Omen up in Moonglade. and then I did a little bit of visiting the elders.

The next day after work I come home and find the most beautiful and wonderful  Mel has done all the hard work and had visited every elder with Aunt Pol  in both kingdoms, including the capital cities of the alliance (even though  she hates PVP). I was so happy and impressed! -  then she even suggests that we do the Northrend Dungeons  together  .  Could my day get any better?

When we are about to start we notice Prospero and Kallisto are online and ask them if the would like to come along and visit all the elders in the dungeons. They say "sure but we are only 83 and we have never done that content ".

No worries! So off we go with 2 death knights, a druid and a mage.  We not only did almost all the dungeon elders but also completed the dungeons as well. So we have achievements popping all over the place.  We get everything done with the dungeons except halls of stone  and agreed to do that tomorrow .

So we log on the next day discover Prospero and Kallisto have done everything except HOS and off we go and do it. Achievements pop and everyone is happy.

Well, with that out of the way, what do we do next?  In our infinite wisdom we chose Kara and off we go.

We discuss what happens with loot rules. The decision is if it looks pretty on your toon roll need, otherwise roll greed .

Strategy is ... one of the DKs will run up and punch them in the nose and we see what happens next.

With this in mind and no idea of anything in Kara off we go . Every room we enter one DK collects the trash from one wall the other DK the other wall they meet in the middle and everyone nukes the lot - the Druid healing as necessary. This works really really well until we get to the room with a dragon in it. The dragon has intersecting beams of light and heals itself!  Well we make it but only just and elation on vent is deafening.

Next is the Chess game. We have no idea what to do here so we wing it and die a few times. Mel needs to go and do real life things and our son steps in.

Well we die the first time with him and then we go for one last try.  I jump on a pawn and promptly die and then my son said
"jump on the king and keep your hots up and Spam”

I have no idea what he just said so he translates it into Dad speak  . . .
“Click on that”  (points at screen )
“Watch those 2 boxes on your screen and they go grey click on  the number 3 or 4 on the keyboard.”

So as instructed I watch the numbers and I have no idea if I helped or not but we won the fight. Time for the last boss. The fight starts and my health goes down to 1 and 2 of the party are dead but I can keep shooting. With everyone's help he soon dies and we have completed Kara.

We had a wonderful time and would love to thank Prospero and Kallisto for the fun

42 (and Mel)

Rigarmorty Audio CAW 252

HI Aprillian, Vrishna, Ashayo & Eljeppy!

Attached is my audio for this week!



Ding! Gratz!

Hello CAW crew!

Just an email this week I'm afraid. Saulius is finally 85! Feels like it was a long time coming! I wanted to thank the guildies who offered to help me out with gear and enchants after I dinged. You know who you are! (that's a polite way of saying I cant quite remember who it was). I spent most of the gold I had, buying the craftable pvp gear, and then did a whole load of battlegrounds. Ive managed to earn enough honor points for 5 purple PVP items, including the two season 10 fist weapons. I was also able to do the new dragon soul instances, they were surprisingly easy, unfortunately I didn't get any good drops. My plan now is to work on leveling all my professions. I'm not looking forward to leveling fishing!

That's all for now, just a short one this week but I'm always listening! ;)

Keep up the good work!

Shout Outs & Thank You

Clan of Darkness


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 251 - SWTOR vs WoW

Aprillian, Vrishna and Jeppy discuss another week of playing World of Warcraft, Blizzard's great MMORPG. Joined by Alachia of Metatalks to get her view of SWTOR vs WoW 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 $5 WoW Pet or an Authenticator.

What We've Been Doing:


Loving the new stats

Aprillian & Vrishna

Started our Loremaster toons


On Vacation




Official Site of WoWcast - Home

iTunes - Podcasts - Metatalks by Alachia & Eljeppy


weeeee back in wow

Hi Ctrl Alt wow folks.

Mcwild here again grizli is my main at lvl 85 with grotsnik at lvl 85 too and many many alts from lvl 12 to 70's
my wife (sam)and family also play too with there own accounts we have 10 accounts at last count between 6 of us.

after awhile away from the game ( i know it was wrong and have chastised myself ) i was catching up with back episodes of yourselves and the BOE gang on the way home and just new i had to convince my wife it was a good idea to start playing again.

well when i got home had some food etc. i approached the subject expecting no no and do you have to. 

but shock Sam said she had been thinking the same only problem would be what accounts to reactivate..

now after a 3 months back in the game i have another lvl 85 a druid called Milkee while Sam is levelling yet another priest and warlock.
we have started new alts with one of our daughters and her boyfriend they are now in the mid lvl 20' 
our grandson who is 6 this year has also gotten into WOW creating his own characters and having a go at questing. He always chooses a blood elf female for everything. so far he has levelled a hunter to lvl 16 on his own mostly too.

i work 12 hour days so my time in game is limited to an hour a night and my days off.
at moment i have gone back to my first ever character an orc rogue that got left at lvl 42. decked out with heirlooms he is now level 68 and on his way to new lands.

well keep the shows coming they make my journey to and from work easier.

Grizli lvl 85 orc hunter or Mcwild as you named me

Reltar's introduction

Hello CAW. I guess I should stop being the creppy guy that never talks but is always around for some reason. I started playing WoW in vanilla as a human priest. When BC came out I thought I would try something different and rolled the hunter (Reltar) that became my main. I started doing a lot of pvp and figured the best way to learn how to counter other classes would be to play them. Rolling 1 of every class had an unintended side effect and I became an altoholic.

I spent the 1st 6 years playing alone, then last summer moved over to Earthen Ring to join AIE. My 1st few weeks in the new guild were great. Then I came across the loot 100,000 gold "Got My Mind On My Money" achievement. It forced me to go back to playing alone. My weeks for the past few months consisted of soloing old raids. Clearing MC, AQ20 (guess it's AQ10 now), 5/9 AQ40,  5/6 SSC, the Plague Quater and Sapphiron in Naxx, 3/4 TK, the 1st 3 bosses of BT and the 1st boss of Battle for Mt. Hyjal. I stopped doing Kara, Gruul's Lair, and Magtheridon's Lair when they nerfed the gold dropped. While running the old raids I would DE the greens and send the mats and cloth to an AH toon that racked up 180K gold in about 5 months.

I finially finished the achievement a few weeks before 4.3. Since then my WoW time has freed up. I now run the LFR and 4 of the new 5-mans to cap valor each week. I passed 10K quest completed this week and now will have to find a new goal to last until MoP. I may try to get the "100,000 Honorable Kills" achievement but I can usually only grind a couple thousand kills out a week before burning out on pvp. 

Guess thats enough talking for this year. Keep up the great work and have fun.


ps: I have a level 50 bounty hunter in swtor (pronounced snore) but I have stopped playing for now. I'll give Bioware a few month's to work out the bug's before giving it another try.


Just Another Week

Hola CAW Crew!

I have great news! Kithore's rims turned out just fine. After dropping his whole chassie on the ground, the rims were miraculously unscathed.

Kithore has been running a few heroics this week - the new ones have been interesting, but I'm not sure he likes them all that much. He did love, however, running with the guildies, and getting an achievement or two with them. He mentioned how much nicer it was to run with people who were just having run, rather than passing around blame for every little mistake. He liked it much better than running with the PUGs he's been picking up lately. They've had some really weird speedy tanks who don't pay a lick of attention to what is going on, and that makes it hard for everyone. Lots of wipes, lots of blaming, and lots of dropping groups. Oy. I can't imagine what the PUG raids are like!

I have been resting after my cleaning frenzie last weekend. I worked one of my friends to death (luckily, she still likes me) and did some either very belated or very early spring cleaning. This week at work has also been a lot tiring - I know it doesn't sound like all that much to have a few weeks off for Christmas, but the first full week back completely exhausted me, and I have been burying my exhaustion in mind-numbing Ugly Betty episodes on Netflix. I hate to admit it - or maybe I really don't mind - but I like that show a lot. I'm told the show is no longer airing, so I hope Netflix has all of the seasons. I haven't forgotten about WoW at all, and especially have not forgotten about Claypidgin (patpatpat). I think we all know how I get during the school year. Sometimes the energy just isn't there, but I will always be around! I always come back. If anyone wants to run anything, let me know! I'll make it as long as I'm not working at the time. Or sleeping. Sleep is important right now.

Well, we hope Jeppy is feeling much better, and that he will return to both the gaming world and the podcast soon.

Well, this is getting kinda long. We hope you have had a good week, in game and out.

For Dragonblight, Earthen Ring, and running heroics with guildies,

Kithore and Dreams

Clan of Darkness

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 250 - LFR/Looking For Raid

Aprillian, Vrishna, Ashayo 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.

With Special Guest Host Brewdawg

Hello darlings! Aprillian, Ashayo, Vrishna and She-Who-Must-Be-Obey'ds *sigh* El Jeppy!!  And my fellow listeners!  Happy New Year!!!!!!!  I hope you're all ready for the great zombie apocalypse this year because that's what my daughter tells me is going to happen.  Wrath of the Lich King anyone???  I told her that us WoW'ers WILL be prepared because we've already experienced it... hehehee... ;)  Anywho, I just wanted to let you know real quick what I've been up to. I always underestimate how busy I'll be in December what with the holidays and all, and this year was no exception.  The regular gift buying/wrapping/giving and smattering of volunteering I always do during the holidays were bad enough, but through SWTOR on top of it, and I was super busy!  That's right...Ogre got me sweater for a giftie and holy cats!  I had no idea how into it I would be!  Everything else has suffered for it WoW playing has been nil, as well as my Rifting...even my Sims Social has been on the back burner!  My house must be a complete disaster area by this point... <=(  I'm sure I'll get back to it eventually, but for now all I wanna do is enjoy being one with the Force... hehehe.  Well, except for this past weekend when Tabitha drug me away from my keyboard to be a ghost hunter!  Lol!  She joined a local ghost hunting group called GARP and I got to go with her on her first ghost hunting adventure.  It was fun, but I didn't see any darn ghosts.  I did see a lot of dirt, broken windows, junk and rat poop though.  Yuck!  Ghost hunting can be disgusting business, especially in old, abandoned hotels.  The other thing I discovered is that I'm too old to ghost hunt.  Or too spoiled, I'm not quite sure which, but staying up until 5am after working all week is a drag, especially when you spend it freezing to death and wondering why you're voluntarily standing in the nastiest, dirtiest, creepiest places you can find just waiting for something scary to happen.  I'd much rather be able to kill the ghosts I find down in Auberdine, thank you very much.  hehehee. 
Okay, I gotta go to work's literally off to the dungeons with me!  
I love you guys, and Aprillian!
Big hugs and kisses *muah!*
For the Horde, for the Alliance, and for the New Year!

Juuno of Nevikhoof, Earthen Ring and Korialstrasz

p.s. OH! My server in Sweater is Kaiburr Crystal!  I meant to tweet it to Aprillian and Tedra the other day, but made the mistake of logging on to find out what it was called...that was all she wrote and I forgot my original mission and ended up playing all night...  <=S  Sorry Aprillian!  hehe.../hugs!!!  =D

What We've Been Doing:


Reltar - thank you for the donation. You rock.
RAF - Explorer - Surgery

Aprillian & Vrishna



On Vacation for 2 weeks


Sick - back next week


Hail JAVA from Brew Dawg

Congratulations and thank you Aprillian for 5 years of CAW.  It's
great to have all of JAVA back.

I had a wonderful holiday spending a lot of time with my wife and daughter.

My raid team continues to progress nicely in Dragon Soul.  Currently
we are 6 of 8 in normal progression almost getting the Spine of
Deathwing down last week.  This is a cool fight that many will have
done in LFR.  It is of course a bit more difficult in normal mode.
The raid is on the dragon's back and you are peeling off armored
plates so Thrall can blast him out of the sky. In normal mode there
are more adds and you have to keep balanced on Deathwing's back or he
will roll over and wipe the raid.  However when the adds become too
numerous the raid has to stack up in the fire, anchoring them to
Deathwing, and force him to roll dumping the adds.  The fight requires
good raid coordination and very good healers.

BrewDawg is sitting at a ilvl 388 and only needs a leg or shoulder
token to get his 4 piece bonus.  If y'all want to see Brewdawg and his
team in actions go over to and click on the video
section.  Our raid leader is putting together Dragon Soul guide videos
using our team's kills.  At last check he had the first 4 bosses

I have an add-on tip.  I highly suggest everyone run GTFO.  It's a
very simple add-on that sounds an alarm whenever you are "standing in
the fire."  With lots of spell effects going off it can be difficult
to see the "stupid" GTFO helps keep you out of preventable damage.

My time in WoW is a bit limited at the moment.  I log in Tuesday
nights to do both LFR's, raid on Friday night and then maybe a bit on
Saturday to get valor capped if we extended the raid.  The rest of my
gamming time has been spent in a galaxy far far away....

Speaking of places a long time ago... BrewDawg in ToR is a hard
charging dark side human Bounty Hunter who much rather bring them back
dead than alive.  Heads are much easier to transport.  He will be
hitting level 30 soon.  My altoholic ways continue.  I have a light
side Pure-Blood Sith Warrior and a light side Criss Imperial Agent.  I
also have a Sith Sorcerer he's a Twi'lek, fat, pink and Fabulous.
He's also very evil.  All are between level 10 to 15.  I'm trying to
stay focused on the Bounty Hunter and only play my alts when I run out
of rested XP.

I'm enjoying the game-play mechanics and main story line.  However
there are many things not to like about the game. Chiefly they involve
travel and getting around the Galaxy. Lots of load screens and travel

Thanks again to all of you for all you do!

Brew Dawg

Sorrow Moss?

hey guys,
Just listening here at work and heard Ashayo talking about the herb in swamp of sorrows. That herb is a replacement for Blindweed. Blindweed was primarily used as the reagent for a Rogue's "Blind" ability but blizzard removed the requirement in one of their  big patches.

Xann - lvl 12 Jedi Shadow Consular on Space Slug
Xannguyen - lvl 85 Spriest on Khadgar
aka - mean guy who picks on April for using tanking cloak on her Mage alt :)

Sent from my iPhone

Did you just read my email?

Hello again!

Whitemara here and I have to say listening to your latest offering I was surprised when I heard the text of my last communique being read in a podcast! Pleasantly surprised at the least. :)

Anyhow, I wanted to drop a line and say thank you for considering my musing about the use of V/r and to let Ashayo know that his quest for Loremaster has inspired me to embark on a similar journey, with a more Undead Shadow Priest sort of flavor.

Oh and by the way, I picked up the Fox Kit pet the other day on my Druid. So keep on trying Vrishna! Haha

Thanks again for producing a great podcast and might be seeing a toon with a -mara suffixed name petitioning for membership to your guild in the not too distant future.



Sent from my iPhone

I'm not dead

So I still have no internet to talk of besides macca's and a local internet cafe. Both of which have their limitation still suffering my WoW and CAW withdrawals. But on the plus side I am now closer to the east coast, the beach swimming on hot days in the sea. I have settled in well with the new job a place of good food and better coffee.

P.S I don't want to go on the cart.

So for the horde

For the Alliance

For the Sandgrophers

And for the new beachside lifestyle

Sent from closer than you think

Its About Time!

Hello CAW Crew!

I know my submissions have been absent for a few weeks and I apologize for that! My time has been swallowed up by other projects recently, including a two day stint in SWTOR, I have to say it didn’t pull me in, so back to WoW. Anyway Christmas and New Year are over now and its back to the old routine!

Keep up the good work guys!


P.S I thought I'd give out a few links to anyone who's interested.

My Stream:
My tumbler:
My twitter: @Saulius365 
My NEW Email:

I'm happy for anyone to get in contact.

Holy Moly that's a BIG number.

Greetings JAVA!

Hopefully everyone's favorite Jepster from the Isle of Wight is doing well enough to join you guys (and Aprillian) tonight. If not, get well Jeppy we all miss your wit. I am sending virtual /hugtackles your way right now as my fingers stroke each key ... ooooh, that sounds diiiiirty. Clean tag!

Anyhoo, I didn't mention it during my recording but congratulations on episode 250! That's an amazingly high number or something ^^; What I did mention, however, and will mention here again is just how appreciative I am of all the hard work and effort that goes into putting this podcast out there for us all to consume. (I mean ... the editing must take FOR EVER ^^;) Your show always brings a smile to my face no matter how crappy my day at work gets.

Big hugs and kisses! (Erp, that's Juuno's line)

V/R (Oh wait ... no, that's not my line either)

For the CoD piece! (Okay, I'm really fail at this today)

mumble mumble mumble

Nevik and his many rogues (Wait. SEE. I changed it a little. I'm making that mine, or something)

PS. The bed music is 'Petite Machine' by Kashmir. Awesome, awesome band.
PPS. How's your sweater? A little itchy perhaps?
PPPS. I'm not hating on sweater, really. No. REALLY. I am really looking forward to playing KOTOR 3'sh.
PPPPS. Just because I can.

Rigarmorty Audio for CAW

Hi Aprillian, Vrishna, Ashayo & Eljeppy,

Attached is this weeks short audio.



Episode 250 submission

Hola Caw Crew!

We hope that everyone is having a good week in game, as well as out. I'm sorry that we aren't able to send an audio submission, but Kithore had a few problems installing the new rims for his car. Somehow, he forgot to put the extra bouncy tires on the rims, and when he went to use his hydros, the car went splat!

Anyway, not much has happened here since last Wednesday. We have both played a little bit, but hope to spend more time in game this week.

As Kithore says, this is getting kind of long! You all have a great week, and we'll submit soon!

For the Broken rims,
Inmyowndreams and Kithore of Earthen Ring, CoD, and Dragonblight!

Shout Outs & Thank You

Clan of Darkness


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 249 - 2012 The Last Year of Wow

Aprillian, Vrishna, Ashayo 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  WoW Pet or an Authenticator.

What We've Been Doing:


I'm ready to do another RAF, but both Battlenet accounts are full. Created a new account and then called Blizz and transferred "games" from both old accounts
Logged into Auruk to do the Kaluak Fishing quest on Sunday and then realized I was a day late. On my way back to Ironforge from Dal to turn in the Greench quest, I noticed a quest for me in the mages quarters in SW.

Got 200 TB thingies

Aprillian & Vrishna

Tol Barad and the Greench.


Justly rewarded. 30,000 gold from quests. (old achievement)

There IS NO Baradin Pet !


Burning Steppes - Seemed to spend alot of time here, mainly because there is sooooo much mithril. Couldn't take 10 steps without tripping over 2 spawn points! Need mithril? Head to BS for sure! What's even better is that you spend quite a few quests in disguise, so can wander freely through normally enemy mobs. There are elementals here that give rep with the Hydraxian Waterlords! The old rep you had to grind for Molten Core ; didn't think they even existed any more.
Alliance can get a firefly pet from the quest SEVEN! YUP! at Morgans' Vigil! Finished 4% into 59.

Got a (one way) rocket ride from Burning Steppes down to Swamp of Sorrows to the new goblin town Bogpaddle.
Found a herb that I'd never seen before in SoS - sorrowmoss ; either that, or I completely forgot about it. I used to herb farm in SoS alot. The storyline, as far as I recall, is completely new in SoS. While it's very linear, it's quite enjoyable. You get to venture into the outer caves of ST to help the green dragonflight. And then finishes by returning to horde vs alliance theme. Finished 29% into 60, and while there was more quests to do, I moved on.

Ungoro ; can't work out why they moved Marshall's refuge - possibly just to be more central. Certainly easier to do the Ringo escort quest. Sad they removed the Linken quest chain - Blazerunner is now just the second in a short chain to kill elementals, and he's now  a pushover.
Was 10 quests into the zone before I remembered I could fly!
King Mosh is now a rare mob ; sweet revenge!
A-Me-01 is outside now, and doesn't need a mithril casing. woot!
Finished the 41 quests 13% into 61, but had to follow the pylon chain ; it opens gradually now and wanted to see if you still got to combine the crystals. Quite a different result, and worth doing...

Winterspring starts quite differently. The feeder quest isn't even to Everlook - it's to the frozen lake, Lake Kel'theril
Noticed that there seems to be alot more thorium nodes in Winterspring - and quite a few less in Ungoro crater. Soon figured out why - the bridge over Frostwhisper Gorge is no more. Darkwhisper Gorge used to be an area teeming with Rich Thorium veins, but it's now a part of Mount Hyjal and completely re-landscaped. Even the little cave with the imp that sold Gromsblood.
Winterspring has what I'd consider the latest Nesingwary quest - you gotta kill 15 bears, 15 owls, 15 frostsaber's and collect 40 eggs. But all for a better cause than just killing - the goblins are smoking the meat. mmmmmmmmmmmmm, BBQ Sadly, this was promptly followed up by quests for 15 bigger bears, 15 bigger owls and 15 bigger frostsabers!
Got my Winterspring cub and started doing the dailies ; this is the equivalent of the Horde raptor mount in Ungoro.
Finished 13% into 62

- LFR on Jekle and won tier shoulders - But they are i384 and he already has i391 from heroic firelands raids. So not an upgrade until I get another peice for set bonus.
- Queued for Fall of Deathwing, but fight was in progress, so I couldn't zone in. Fight finished and I got 250 valor points for standing in Org! Queued again and killed deathwing - and won an awesome healing dagger with a 200 roll


Out to Lunch


listener email

December 28, 2011

From Reefberry

Dear CAW,

Woot! Finally some time to write a letter. Maybe, I’ll disguise who wrote this letter by changing the font.

The Darkmoon Faire, I have to say I was excited. Not only for the new content but the others appeared to not be aware. Yes, the family guild has lots of sibling rivalry. Muggleton is the raider, tank, and instance leader. He gets to see lots of end game content. Huckleberry is the achievement freak. Slayed gets easily annoyed and entertains us with his antics, mutters, and key board pounding. The rest of us just follow along and enjoy the ride.

One time, Slayed is all upset about a quest. He can’t figure out where the quest is located or which item is for the quest. We can hear the mutters getting louder. The key board is taking a beating. There always seems to be that one person who gets frustrated so easily. We are all chuckling without hiding it, we’ve heard these sounds and words many times.

Then a loud “THERE, I   FIXED   IT!”

All is quiet just for a moment. Huckleberry speaks up in a cautious manner, “What did you do?”

In a stern monotone voice Slayed replies, “I deleted all my quests.”

Then we all burst out laughing. Now, whenever Slayed starts acting up or complains about anything, we tell him to fix it by deleting all his quests.

So back to the Darkmoon Faire, I found the portal in Mulgore without much trouble. I think a fair announcer in Orgrimmar tells you to see a named mage in Thunderbluff, who then ports you down to a portal in Mulgore. Meanwhile, I’m chatting away in /guild asking about the Faire with no replies. I thought they would all be there by now. I open the social window and notice Muggleton and Huckleberry are in battlegrounds and Dinglydell is off picking flowers as usual.

I pop through the portal and shhhing, an achievement labeled “Come One, Come All” lights up. The view is a dark environment with dark leafless trees, and a path with big goblin style, red, gesturing, arrows. I move along the path and find a place with less trees and look beyond a cliff of rounded dark stone onto tent tops and fireworks in the distance. Several players mount up and whoosh by me. The other brothers finally take notice and guild chat comes alive.

“Where’s the new Faire?”

“What’s that achievement for?”

“How do you get there?”

Yea, the best way to get their attention is to do something or gain something they don’t have. While replying to their questions my own anticipation is increasing. More players are porting in and running by me. I start typing back.

“Just go to the old fair location in Mulgore.”

“It’s like a whole new town.”

“Just follow the obvious signs down the path once through the portal. I’m just gunna fly down there.”

There’s this constant competitive rivalry between us brothers, to be the first or be the best or the fastest or have the most. Knowing them, I also know they are on there way to beat me at anything they can. I have to move fast now. I mount up and jump off the edge to fly down and... Oh, Oh, nose dive.

I run back from the graveyard and see a second skeleton; apparently someone had the same idea. I start typing: “/guild don’t jump off the cliff, you cant fly…” and boom before I press enter a third person lands at my feet. I watch the body dissolve into a skeleton.

Suddenly a ghost runs up from behind me stops and turns to face me. We are standing toe to toe and he waves. It’s Slayed.

He messages in guild chat, “I thought you said we could fly.”

I’m thinking to myself, does he not see the other skeletons? Why would I wander out of the carnival to come stand over here by the cliff?  Has he not figured out that I too have died by jumping off the path?

A zinger comes to mind and I type back, “If you had deleted all your quests you would have been light enough to fly.”

END of Story

The achievement “Into the Wild Blue Yonder” is for expert riding not for learning to fly. Strange! A special thanks to Moonah because now I can fly.
Five Years, High Five!

Rigarmorty Audio For CAW 249

Greetings & Happy New Year Aprillian, Vrishna, Ashayo and Hope your better Eljeppy!

Hope you all had an awsome Christmas!

Attached is my audio update for this week and it includes Wow content!

For the Horde, For the Levelling and for Cata content!



Happy New Year

Happy New Year, CAW crew! I hope this email finds you doing well. I thought I would touch base briefly before heading off to the Land of No Internet (gasp!). Also known as my in-laws' house, where we will be forced to look at each other and to talk to each other, perhaps even play non-video based games with each other. It's like heading into the dark ages a.k.a. the early 80s, except they do have a remote for watching cable TV--no twisting dials and adjusting antennae for them!

Most exciting WoW news not mentioned in the audio submission? I got my fossilized raptor mount and hit 525 in archaeology this week! Also, I finally caught the winter squid fishing off the coast of Azshara. It's only available until sometime in March. If anyone is going for ocean limnologist, you might want to go grab it while you can. Once it's gone, it will be six months before its return!

For the Alliance!

Liteharted and his many alts!

Sent from my iPhone

It's the Kithores!

Hola CAW Crew,

Feliz Ano Nuevo!!!! That's Happy New Year to those of you who don't speak Spanglish! We hope that everyone is having a great week, in game as well as out. Sorry to have dropped off the face of the Earth the last few weeks, but we have been pretty busy with work, and then the holidays hit. 

Anyway, here is our submission. Hope you guys like it.

Inmyowndreams and Kithore
of Earthen Ring, Dragonblight, and CoD

P.S. We hope that Jeppy is feeling better and will be back soon!
P.P.S. Nothing really, just wanted to hear someone say PP!

Greetings from the Necro's

Good morning Caw crew, hope you're all well and happy and enjoying the new year. 
Our DK's, Prospero and Kallisto, have reached level 82 and are almost finished the quests on Mount Hyjal. For the last two days they have been fishing and doing the daily quests at the Darkmoon Faire. 
A few nights ago we noticed that the guild achievement "Crittergeddon" was only 2000 away from being finished. So we dashed off  to the spider cave in the Plaguelands and in a little over an hour  killed the required amount of bugs. (not to worry Verishna, no bunnies were sacrificed to reach our goal although our boots were completely covered in bug goop and had to be tossed out) 

My no quest, no kill toon was partied up with a higher level toon so he could be summoned to Hillsbrad. Wile there the higher level toon killed a mob before I could disband the party. I was wondering does the kill from the higher toon count against my lower level no kill toon. If it does I'll need to start him all over again. Does anyone know how I can check this.

Cheers and thanks for the great show,

The Nekronomicons

Undead love is forever

On the subject of using V/r

Hello all!

I have enjoyed listening to the show for some time and wanted to leave a casual observation regarding the use of the acronym V/r (or some other variation) at the conclusion of correspondence.

Aprillian I believe noted the correct interpretation of the acronym and this closing is most often used in professional correspondence from subordinate to superior and occasionally from peer to peer.

Being a veteran (Go Navy!) I always closed any correspondence I made with the statement "Very respectfully". Especially when that correspondence was intent on asking for time off or to grant one of my shipmates some well deserved shore leave.

Anywho, keep up the great work and I always anticipate your next offering.

V/r- (haha!)

(Duskwood-US/Guild: Dragons Rival)


Guess on Ashayos' level at the completion of vanilla content: 66

Sent from my iPhone

Shout Outs & Thank You

Clan of Darkness