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CAW303 from Juuno & Pixiegirl
Hello Ctrl Alt Wow Darlings!
We hope everyone is doing great in and out of game this week! We've been having fun...hehe... Pixiegirl mentions the Brawler's Guild in this audio and the day after we recorded this, she got her invite! Woot! She only paid 1557 gold for it..yay!! And the wonderful Willopelt took her mage, Kiche, into the Arena of Annihilation! Attached is a picture of her reward from that...her new, awesome staff that she absolutely LOVES and says is the coolest staff ever...hehehee!
We love you guys and gals!
/great big hugs & kisses!!!
Juuno & Pixiegirl
What We've Been Doing:
Found the Merry go round
Aprillian and Epril got the fp to connect
Merry go round allowed Treshel to go from 9800 to 10780 DMF turn in
Love it when I get seeds from garden
Delayed comminique- Dual-boxing of a kindHello CAW crew,
Sorry for the lapse in emails. I'm three weeks behind, but Happy 300th.
I have not played much WoW in the last week, and this has been by choice. I was getting concerned by my son's eagerness for the game. He is a bit OCD and I was getting a little PO'd with his constant requests to play. I cut his playing entirely, for the time being. I decided that I would try to play only when the boys were asleep or out of the house. So my playing time, even on the weekend, is greatly reduced. It feels like time for a little break in WoW playing. The dailies, LFR, Tilling the farm, selling on the AH, leveling alts. The game was getting a bit immense. Let's just step back a little.
WoW time had ruined my working out habits since I started playing just over a year ago. Ironically enough my gym membership is $15 a month. It's time for that account to get more use. I sent a Scroll of Resurrection over to 'Workout Mars' and he is slowing leveling back up. I'm working on getting my rep up with the gym with my workout dailies.
I just wanted to give a quick shout-out to Zethora on Korialstarsz. She welcomed me into my first guild when I started playing. She was helpful and fun to play with. She really showed me how much fun the game can be playing with multiple players. So if you see her on, give her a /highfive or a /wave and tell her Mars sent you.
Lastly, I learned that I have BBC America on my cable subscription. The boys and I were watching a little Doctor Who on this past Friday. I enjoyed the 2 episodes we watched. I wasn't too impressed over the holidays when I watched Season 1, Episode 1. Should I just skip Season 1 all together?
Have a great week guys!
Last weeks updateAudio
Hi Gang.Hi CAW crew!
I've had a great week in wow considering my extremely limited playtime this week. Grizz hit level 90, receiving the "Double Agent" achievement... Please don't judge me for being "bi-factional". There is just so much to explore on both sides, though I will admit that I feel most comfortable in my horde skin. Sharavanga has happily been inducted into the ranks of the Clan of Darkness and promises to uphold and abide by the stringent yet fair guild rules set forth by Tiiaa, the most benevolent GM.
So being an altoholic myself, I had what I believe to be a good idea, and since I'm quite sure that CAW is the artery through which Blizzard feels the pulse of the WoW community, this seemed to be the perfect forum for my great epiphany.
Blizzard announced that the Tillers farm will be purchasable in the upcoming patch 5.2 and many players think that this may be the first step toward player housing, I totally agree and believe that I have come up with the perfect implementation.
Here's how it works: You purchase the farm from farmer Yoon who moves to Flordaria to retire, so you receive his little shack as well. The small size of the shack is not an obstacle, because using the same technology as was used to shove the whole of Naxxramas into a little pyramid, your little house will be MUCH bigger on the inside. As you walk down the path you are greeted by all your combat and non-combat pets, overjoyed to see you and happy to not be living in a bag or on a pet tab anymore. a nearby stable could house hunter pets, warlock demons, mage elementals and perhaps a nice hammock for death knights' ghouls. When you walk into the house, all your current account's characters would be there milling about, conversing, dancing--just about anything but sitting on the login screen. Any opposite faction toons would be relegated to the basement. Interacting with your other toons would give you the opportunity to switch characters (without logging off) and either continue from Halfhill or port to their most recent questing area. There would be closet storage equivalent to bank tabs. You would start with one free slot and be able to purchase more until you finally have enough room to stockpile the roughly four hundred trinkets you gathered while leveling.
Send Jogu the Drunk to alcoholics anonymous and slap an auction house down in Halfhill and you'll be living the good life. Furthermore, the farm could come with you to future expansions and therefore never become obsolete. If the Kirin Tor can suck Dalaran out of the Alterac Mountains and drag it to Northrend, surely a well-equipped mage can do the same with a modest farm in Valley of the Four Winds. This would help the mages recoup some of the lost portal market with a new trained skill: Farm Sucking.
FARM SUCKING FTW!
Let me know what you think.
Hello to everyone at Ctrl-Alt-WoW!
I had a very busy week. I dusted off a lvl 28 warlock I hadn't played in eons, and found I liked the changes. So of course, I started a new warlock on Earthen Ring, named Rogueslayer (my original toon Rogueslayer is on another server, but I felt like I should have a namesake in the guild as well). She and Spyka, my other newer COD toon, are both doing well (they could use a promotion, though...).
On Saturday Voltandra traded in two maxed-out primary professions for two others. I had never maxed out a crafting profession while leveling, but took some solid CAW advice and tried it on a level 90. What a difference! By Monday afternoon I had not only hit 600 on Herbalism and Alchemy, but also dragged Archeology to 600 along the way. In the attached audio file, Voltandra shares how she got through the drudgery.
Have a great week everyone!!
CtrlAltWoW 303 Update 03/2013Hello CAW-Crew,
First off, i want to wish Jeppy all the best, last i saw a twitter-post he wasn't all to good, so i hope he's
better and back on the show soon!!
Not too much happening with my toons this week.
My EU toons hardly got any playtime at all, exept for 2 lvls on my Hunter, 86 to 88, and i changed race
from a Nightelf to a Pandaren. It looks like i found my love for hunters again, don't know where that
was hiding, but, that happens with altoholism, i guess . My DK finally got to kill Yogg-Saron without
any keepers to help her on 25 man, now she only need the achievement that she gets witnessing all
3 visions of Yogg-Saron's mind.
In an update of the progression of my CoD toons: My rogue, Ekkhae, has reached level 43 and my hunter,
Wanrong, reached lvl 47 just before i started writing this E-Mail.
Ekkhae is a miner / engineer, but i am not really happy with that, she is going to get another profession
for mining, i just don't really know what she will get yet.
Wanrong doesn't have any professions yet, she will get them when she reaches 60, then she is going to get
Mining, flying around and gathering mats for her second profession, that is going to be either JC or BS, the
one i do not choose will go to Ekkhae.
Finally i want to send a special greeting and my best wishes to Pixiegirl, and wish her a speedy recovery
from her cold she got.
P.S.: It just dawned on my, that, if i'm right, this show will be a all female show... don't know what to make
of that, have we ever had that before??? just asking .
The Valentines Gave Up The GhostGood morning/afternoon/evening/night to you people! Wonder if anybody said ",What do you mean you people!." Long email today. I truly apologize.
I suppose I'll start with the subject matter. Caochayi and Iceflow have officially stopped looking for a permanent raid group. I was sad at first but I realized it's OK. Cao and I are busy, our nights are more committed than they used to be. I'm not saying we will never raid again but if we do it will probably be when we can just breeze through content in one night. Do not cry for me, Argentina.
But we did see some raid content with Brudog's new raid group Heroes of Canton (great name, huh?). Raiding with them, we brought down the first two bosses of Mogu'Shan Vaults. Even though it was great fun, I realized that my time for raiding has passed. Anyone looking for a raid group, it's a good one.
I fully intended to do all seven days of Darkmoon Faire activities. I really want those mounts and pets. I managed two days. Very lackluster.
On the pet battling front, it's been coming up roses. On the last podcast, Ashayo talked about raining in Stranglethorn. I was doing the rain dance too. On Jaguero Isle on five different servers. I was camping the Baby Ape and somehow I got lucky! I managed a common, uncommon, and a rare baby ape! It took a few days but I got all I wanted. He's super adorable. Now on to a rare giraffe calf. That's even more of pain in the butt. I have a total of 497 pets but that doesn't include unique. Of those I have 239. I'm almost to that feral vermling! (Whatever that is.)
My rambling is done. Thank you all for sticking with this email. Not sure why you did. Oh, yea, because you guys are awesome!
Super sweet Valentine hugs to you all,
Ice and Cao
Submission for January 16thHello CAW Crew, with an extra special hello to Kimolly!
Sorry no audio this week, I've got bronchitis, and the codeine they've
put me on kills any creativity I could have.
Morgaines Week: Morgaine has been busy doing dailies on her main rogue
Nokomis. She was super happy to finally get her flying disk mount from
Lorewalkers and reaching Exalted with Tillers. She has been enjoying
doing Senarios and slowly upgrading her gear from her "shredder-esque"
getup she had when she hit 90. She's getting super close to hitting
600 in Fishing, mostly with the help of Anglers rep. quests. She hopes
to hit 600 in all her skills by this week. other than that, she's been
enjoying playing her lowbie Human monk.
Wrens week: My week has been pretty simple, on my current main
(Malmuria) I've been happily teaming up with Morgaine to do our
dailies at least a few days a week, so that we can get all those
delicious mounts you can get at exalted. I'm enjoying the occasional
scenario as well, Although I definitely see why DPSers love them,
instant q must be nice for a non tank. I've gotten quite a few toons
to 86 and 87 though I must say I absolutely DESPISE playing my shaman.
My monk is now 77 and I must put out a public service reminder:
Starting at level 20, monks get a daily quest that gives +50% exp from
quests and kills for 1 hour. The thing is, this buff stacks. I've had
it as high as 12 Hours personally, so I'm not sure of the upper limit.
However, this means that whenever you log in to do daily transmutes
etc. Hop onto your monk, and do their daily, the next time you play
them, their levels will skyrocket from this exp buff.
Lastly: I caught both a Scourged Whelpling and a Minfernal, completing
Northrend Safari. I now only have to wait till Summer for the Qiraji
Guardling to spawn to finish my pet battle based achievements.
For the Horde, For the Alliance, For the Pet Battles!
Wren and Morgaine
Group Huggles TimeHelloooo Sweeties,
Well it's that time again - group huggles time! Woohoo :)
Hope this finds you all well & having a good week both in & out of game. Sending Jeppy some extra special healing hugs too - get better sweet Jeppy, we miss you!
Firstly I'd like to take this time to say a big thank you for all the kind thoughts & words over the past month since I lost my nephew. It has been a very rough time for myself and my family and the support you all have given me has been truly amazing - so thank you from the bottom of my heart. Special hugs go to Pixiegirl - big big thanks for her wonderful support.
Not a lot to report on the WoW front other then pet battles, pet battles & more pet battles. :)
I'm levelling another team... Ok that's not quite true, I'm levelling another 24 teams! Yeah I know I'm a addict... Hello my name is Leeta & I'm a pet battle addict! Hmm could be a song title lol *taps fingers to table thinking madly* well you never know! :D
Well that's about it for me this week. May you all have a wonderful show, miss you greatly & hope to make the chat room again soon :)
Huggles Leeta xoxo