Friday, March 29, 2013

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 313 - Nevik adjusts his CoD-piece

Aprillian, Ashayo, Tedrah and Nevik of discuss another week of playing World of Warcraft, Blizzard's great MMORPG. Jeppy is getting better, but not quite up to recording. 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.

Juuno’s Corner

Hello Ctrl Alt Wow Darlings!  

Here's our fun little audio for this week, we had kind of an "oops" while recording it, as you'll hear...
And attached is the screenshot that Pixie mentions...hehe...
/great big hugs & kisses!!!
Juuno & Pixiegirl

p.s. The podcast is taking me FOREVER to edit and I'm only going through and taking out long pauses in audio (that occur when we're focusing real hard on the game...hahahaa) but should be up before friday...we're just calling it "Juuno & Pixie" and I'll tweet it when it's finally up... Love you!

What We've Been Doing:


There’s nothing sadder than planting a crop you didn’t collect the quest for.

Doing Golden Pagoda quest


Warlock quest line

  • Black Temple fun! avoiding guards, using pet to tank, using eye of kilrogg, first time using gateway.
  • Was trying as affliction. Could get past imps with health funnel.
  • Switched to Destruction, but now learning new spec, so doing worse. Can’t even get past imps.

World bosses
- Pre-nerf many deaths, one wipe, got him. gold only
Sha on 3 toons - gold
Galleon on 3 toons - gold

Monk hit level 45 - what talent to choose!

Thunder Isle

  • Enjoying the stage scenarios
  • Now at Stage 4; Blacksmiths’ get Strange Metal Ingot off Itoka
  • Ashayo doesn’t get offered the PvP quests
  • Don't turn in Tattered Historical Parchments for rep insignia's until you are revered and have bought the commendation.
  • Exalted with Sunreaver Onslaught
- 496 cloak for 937 valor at revered
- Ring at exalted
- Bought the Crimson Primal Direhorn


  • April was right - no daily from Farmer Yoon to plant something once you own the farm :(
  • Ashayo only getting offered Klaxxi, but Jekle gets them all. Open dailies.
  • Finally got Foragers Gloves off Korda Torros on my miner - fast!


  • LFR on Asharmin - Throne of Thunder - came in on council, wiped twice so had determination buff. 502 bracers and tier gloves on bonus roll
  • Ashayo - first 3 bosses of Heart of Fear - two tier gloves and tier chest
  • Ashayo - ToES. Dagger, Sha-touched sword and Sha-touched Staff in first run!

Nevik as Jeppy (or as Nevik if Jeppy is good to go?)

Pulled myself away from Diablo 3. Transferred my rogue over to the ScoJo server to play with CoD peeps after the guild I was in on Cenarius partially merged with another. Ran into Mollyshot in the troll area of the Isle of Thunder when trying to get a piece of the Chamberlain. What a pain that quest was before the hotfix … and all for a Shan’ze stone? Oids.

Dailies. Dailies. Dailies. So very far behind in “progression” with all of my attention being diverted to Diablo 3. Started off at ilvl 464, now over 470 and slowly climbing. Nearing exalted with the Shado-pan (want that cloud serpent … they do give a cloud serpent at exalted right? from a quest that opens up?)

Cleared MSV LFR, half of HoF LFR. Haven’t won much: a dagger from … Feng (where’s Zhug and his sound-board when you need him?) and the same trinket from Elegon THREE times. One from my first Elegon kill, then again on my second kill (and the third came from my bonus roll on the 2nd kill >.> handy tip: make sure you know whether or not there is actually something you might like before doing a bonus roll).

Isle of Thunder is pretty awesome. Not a fan of the 3rd stage dailies though, or at least the ones where you have to traverse from one side of the island to the other to kill a named NPC and then BACK to Elsie).

Quest “What’s Inside Counts” is such a PITA. Guardian Tak’u is /HARD/ to solo for a rogue with poor gear. If you don’t have a dispel MAKE SURE TO KILL THE PRIEST OF THE HYDRA (or just make sure to keep some combo points available to kidney shot it when it starts casting waves of the Hydra). Want to get the cheevo “Our Powers Combined” related to Guardian Tak’u.

Put in a mighty effort last week to stay on top of the weekly contribution and was having a wonderful back n’ forth with Pixiegirl … that is … until good ‘ol Mata decided to power level his priest and put both of us to shame. Hey Mata, mind spending some more time on Nevikhoof?

Speaking of Nevikhoof, really want to get my mage, shaman, dk, rogue and monk to 90. Yaaaaaah. Poop.



Big G (audio)
Lets see what have I been up to this week mostly trying to stay dry as it’s been raining for a week straight. Plus I was held hostage by a duel boxer the other night in a dungeon run as they were asking for 100 gold each or they weren’t moving before we paid up.
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lvl 28 Monk.j
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Lvl 85 Rouge.jpg
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Big Steve
Hey CAW crew and Clan guildies,

I apologize for taking so long to write and I hate to be the bearer of disturbing news, but something mind-numbingly horrible has happened and you are the only family I feel comfortable sharing it with.

I logged into WoW recently and Grizzleflotz was missing.  I scoured all the places in Azeroth I thought he might be, but to no avail.  Later I received an anonymous letter in my in-game mail with the cryptic message, "What you seek is in Azshara".    I hired a Shattered Hand operative to follow the trail and a few days later learned the horrible truth:  Grizzleflotz had been kidnapped and was now a "fluffer" at Gallywix Pleasure Palace.  Normally I would mobilize my alts and coordinate a rescue mission, but since Grizzleflotz was inherently creepy I figured he would like his new home better.  Disheartened and strangely relieved, I toddled over to the Orgrimmar orphanage where I promptly adopted a charming young Troll whose name was, oddly enough, the same as my Twitter handle:  Toastcrawler.  If that's not strange enough, he was wearing the exact same gear and had the exact same bag contents as Grizzleflotz.  It was as if fate had looked me directly in the eyes and said, "I see you."

I could have simply said that I did a class and name change on Grizzleflotz, but that wouldn't have been very RP-ish, now would it?

Sharavanga has been in game more and more lately and flourishing in the awesomeness that is Clan of Darkness and has had a couple great experiences this week that I wanted to share.  I checked my mail on Monday and I had received letter from an Orc named "Bahaalo" who I figured was in the guild.  It contained a very nice care package with some level appropriate food and drink, several health and mana potions and a very nice combat pet.  I replied with a thank you letter and an extra rare Zandalari Anklerender.  Later, Bahaalo replied with a thanks to my previous thank you and sent me yet another rare pet.  I looked at the guild roster and couldn't find the character, so I did a search and found that Bahaalo was in fact NOT in Clan of Darkness:  He was just a randomly nice person doing randomly nice things for other players.  In my almost seven years of playing WoW I have never seen this level of unselfishness on a server, and Earthen Ring is not exactly low pop.  It inspired me to return to Thunder Bluff and find a random person (without heirlooms) and give them some starter gold and a few items.  It felt so good I would urge everybody who can afford it to do something similar maybe once a month.  It's a "win" for all parties involved and it builds community which is the backbone of this game we all love.

Secondly, I'd like to give a shout out to guildie Dizinee, who has been very welcoming and engaging.  I've been in a few guilds and at the odd hours I play, the guild chat consists mostly of people linking achievements with little or no interpersonal interaction.  Dizinee noticed that I was new and gave me a very nice welcome and let me know that he was availiable if I ever needed help.  This is probably nothing new to you, but to someone who plays the game for the social aspect despite his social awkwardness, it is like a breath of fresh air, so thanks Dizinee!  I'll try to hurry to 90 and maybe we can PVP together soon!

Thanks again, caw crew, for all that you do!  If you're back, Jeppy, you're my hero.  You've definitely been in my thoughts since your unfortunate hiatus.  If you're not back, you're still my hero and I look forward to your much anticipated return.

Big Steve

Good evening CaW people, Aprillian, Ashayo, El Jeppy, and Tedra and this weeks magnificent special guest.

Its your dear friends the Nekronomicon's coming to you with an audio submission for this weeks wonderful show. We hope everyone is well and happy both in and out of game.

Much love and heartfelt thanks for your delightful podcast you guys and gals are truly the best :)

and remember undead love is forever…

Rumplekuss Living large in Orgrimmar with his new Mechanohog

Makein' Big Bad Bucks on the auction house baby $$$$$

It has just hit me how long it has been since I have given you an update. So what has happened since the last time I wrote in…. oh yeah, just something small like me becoming a father. I’ll be including some photos of my little princess so you can put them in the show notes.

In game, I have been busy busy busy… from doing dailies (including daily cooldowns), to gearing characters to go into the Throne of Thunder LFR raid. Also been trying to work on joining a raid team on Aussie Sunday nights, and having the usual ADHD when it comes to which character I’ll be choosing… I think at the moment I’ve settled on my Death Knight as a dps… teaming up with a few names that are familiar to the podcast. But I’ll let you know how it all goes after our first official raid…
Just recently I also managed to do what Jeppy did like the week after Mists launched…. I managed to get the Master of All achievement. Finally got all my professions to 600, finished it by crafting some of the crafted PVP gear on my tailor that they can randomly discover. I did get a little confused with the Leatherworking daily discovery. Here I was thinking that you could do both the “Magnificence of Leather” and the “magnificence of scales” each day…. But alas, you can only do either or. Which works for me, cause all my leatherworker is doing at the moment is tilling leather, which is actually quite productive. I think I’m getting about 50-60 leather a day and only using 20 on the magnificence of leather, so I’m getting a nice surplus. Every now and then I get a Magnificent hide as well from tilling.
I’m looking forward to the easter break, cause I have 10 days off work straight, only had to take 4 days officially as leave, the rest being public holidays and weekends. And during that time, I’m going to go see “Legally Blonde: The Musical” with my wife to celebrate our 1 year anniversary (a little early cause the show stops before our anniversary). April is a very busy month, with both my wife’s and my birthdays and our anniversary, it’s going to be exciting.
Well that’s it from me.
So Long and Thanks for all the fish.

Reforging for Casuals

Hey CAW crew,

Just wants to share my two cents on reforging as a casual player. I've done LFR on 3 characters and done all 3 rolls (tank, DPS, heals), but really only the first round of LFR's. I'm have done limited reforging on my warrior main for DPS spec to make the hit cap, expertise soft cap, and reforge to crit when possible. I've reforged on my tank spec a little to target 4% on hit and expertise for active mitigation and can't really be bothered with anything else. I have never used AskMrRobot. If I was in a dedicated raid team and there was no progress, I'd use it, but its not needed for my gameplay. Am I an ├╝ber deeps? Of course not, but I think that's because I consider myself a tank at heart and enjoy healing in LFR the best. I truly think Blizzard added it with the intention of making a way to share gear between specs, and realized it could be a tremendous gold sink once the theory crafters got ahold of it.

I also wanted to share a leveling/gold making tip. I've been buying stacks of fish when they are below 2.50g, turning them into groceries and turning in the quest, trading the tokens for Soy Sauce and selling it for ~70 gold. It breaks down to 25-30g per stack plus 25k exp for my lvl 86 priest. Sure it might be faster and more profitable to grind turtles if you don't feel like questing, but with the mobile armory I don't even need to leave half hill.

Clan of Darkness
Hey Gang. here is this weeks audio! The wife experiment hit a few road blocks but is back on track. Hopefully she will send in a submission soon so she can join CoD!
You all are awesome! Take care
Shout Outs & Thank You
Sorry to see Solador leave the game - good luck in the real world; thanks for all the fish .. and gold.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 312 - Donna Doctor
Aprillian, Ashayo, Tedrah and Kimmi from 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.

Juunno’s Corner

Hello Ctrl Alt Wow Darlings!!

Pixie and I recorded and this time it ended up being almost FOUR HOURS worth...  so we decided to go ahead and put our "little" play sessions out as their own little podcasts..hehe.  I should have the first one up next week and I think we'll call it "Juuno & Pixie Play WoW"...whatcha think??  Anywho, somehow I managed to edit it all down for our CAW, though I must admit it took me quite a while...LOL!!  I hope you like it and there may be a surprise or two in there...I just hope everyone forgives me for my noobness...teehee...

Also, Pixiegirl wants you to know that she feels very honored to be an officer in CoD...

/great big hugs & kisses!  *muah!*

Juuno & Pixiegirl

p.s. by the way, we are playing over on Korialstrasz in this recording (so yeah...we're Alliance this time around... <=D

p.p.s. Also, big shout-out to Leeta, Mom said she really enjoyed their recent talk.. *huggles!*

p.p.p.s.  Jeeeeeppppppyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!  hehehe

What We've Been Doing:


Could not figure out how to open up the Golden Lotus quest. Went to the Golden Pagoda like Ashayo said and no one would talk to Epril or Aprillian. Found this comment on

So I went to Temple of White Tiger and talked to my main man Dezco, we bonded back when I helped him when his wife was in labor, and I got the quest  [A Celestial Experience]


Ashayo - 5000 Daily Quests
Exalted with Tillers after about a week
Alliance scenarios!

Finally got Exalted with Lorewalkers to get my flying disk. Came across ALOT of rares on the trip!

Farming Thunder Isle rares - no green fire. Even soloed goda

First boss of Last Stand of the Zandalari - dps race before floor is covered.

Sunreaver Onslaught - Phase 3 solo scenario


Finally got Exalted with Lorewalkers to get my flying disk.  Came across ALOT of rares on the trip!
Sunreaver Onslaught - Phase 3 solo scenario
Mollyshot is doing dailies and kicking butt with DPS in LFR.  Its amazing.  

So I’ve been using Mr. Robot for my gear.  I don’t know how people would know how to balance their gear without this site.  



Lonely little Panda

Hail and well met, fellow guildmates!
I’m not one given to overly indulging in fits of cuteness, but I occasionally have my moments, if you’ll pause for a moment and enjoy the attached screenshot.
Not a great deal to report here, grinding in LFR, dailies, slowly gaining rep here and there…there and here.  Shipping cloth and pets to folks who can make better use of them than I right now.  Remember, if you don’t need the gold (that means if you’ve capped your Gold in your case, Jeppy), then pay it forward, someone else can use the stuff!
“Be well…”
Eranth / Wolfbrother / Lionchild
PS – Yes, yes…I know you recorded a show already just 12 hours ago or so, but I thought I’d give you a head start on next week’s show. ;-)

Hello CaW friends, Aprillian, Ashayo, El Jeppy, and Tedra and this weeks wonderful special guest.

I've been enjoying the Thunder King's Island, doing the solo instances, the daily quests and hunting silver elites hoping my green fire book will drop (it hasn't yet)
I also found the incredibly annoying (but fun) "Crumbled Chamberlain" quest. The gist of the quest is that you find the head of a statue who asks you to find all his missing parts and reassemble them.
The parts will show up on your mini map as little cog wheels. The trouble of course is that the parts are hidden on rooftops, cliff sides and tree tops. You will need to first locate the statue part then discover how to climb up to, or jump off off and onto where ever the damn thing might show up.
All the while there are several other people looking for the same bits you are. If someone gets the object before you do it disappears and then re-spawns a few minutes later in a different and equally hard to reach place.
It took me quite some time to collect all the pieces which were scattered all across the island. The statue promises you a great gift from the kings treasure trove. I was hoping the gift was a sweet piece of armor or a nice trinket… it turned out to be a few gold coins and a Shan'ze Ritual Stone (of which I already had 5)

In other news, thanks to the sound advice of my favorite podcasters I was able to buy my farm. Woooot, look ma I'm a homeowner !!!! Thanks CaW crew, you crazy kids rock.
Once you own your farm a series of daily "rep" quests show up that require you to plant various things and then harvest them the next day. Once harvested a member of the faction indicated in the quest will come to your farm to collect the produce.

I'd also like to give a special shout out to an undead priest named "Poetry" of the Covenant of Darkness guild. She (just out of the blue) asked me to team up with her and run the daily quests.
We got them done in record time, mostly because she had a 492 gear score and was able to easily melt the faces off of anyone and everyone that stood in her way.
Well done Poetry, you kick wow butt big time :)

Thats all the news for now my dear CoD pals. Many thanks for your lovely podcast...

and remember undead love is forever…

Look Ma I bought the farm
Work order quests. Plant some stuff, get some rep... how nice

A sad tale from the field

Hello to everyone at my favorite podcast, Ctrl-Alt-WoW!  

I don't know about where everyone else lives, but here in Massachusetts we're wringing every last snowflake out of winter before we say hello to spring tomorrow. This storm started last night and ran all day today, dropping perhaps another eight inches of snow, topped off with freezing rain to give it all a nice protective ice coating. Tulips, anyone? Crocuses? Ah well, we're less than two weeks away from the Feast of Noblegarden. Bunnies, bunnies it must be bunnies!

In other news, Voltandra has a grim message to deliver in the attached audio.

That's it for now - see you all in the game!

-Voltandra's player

Clan of Darkness

From Donnie!

This weeks audio!

Hey Gang! I failed to mention in this weeks audio that Kara wanted to let everyone know she crafted some cool stuff and put it in the guild bank! So head on in there and make her happy by taking some STUFF!
You all are AWESOME!!!

Closing song, Don't Stop Raidiing by Wren and Morgaine! You can find more of their parodies here:

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 311 - Next Playable race : Sauroks please!
Aprillian, Ashayo and Kimmee form 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.

Juuno’s Corner

Hello Ctrl Alt Wow darlings!!

I hope everyone's doing GREAT today! Mom and I got together to record a quick something for ya'll and it ended up being an HOUR AND A HALF LONG recording!!! Good grief. We had a lot of fun (getting killed) on the...oh wait...I shouldn't give it away yet...hehehe... anyway, hope you enjoy the recording! We love you guys and gals!

/great big hugs & kisses *muah!*

Juuno & Pixiegirl

p.s. I'm sorry for the kinda choppy editing job, I was rushing a bit...teehee...
p.p.s. Also, Mom meant the "other" Isle in her p.s. at the'll know what I mean when you hear it... hehe.

What We've Been Doing:


Accidentally harvested 2 pumpkins.

Hate killing when no one gets xp, for instance farming
Motes of harmony
Join my farm
Armory AH with Astara


Toon Progress

  • Ding 90 Ashayo fighting way to a rare. Killed it ; got a chest upgrade!
  • Bought Chest and Gloves off AH, DMF trinket, boots off Galleon, had scribe Staff - 460! Raid time!
  • Ding 90 Asheal - Terrific Trio

Tillers - Loving Mr plow now! 30% health

  • Back into farming with some vigour
  • Using seed bags - don't forget to till soil first, or you waste a charge!
  • 8 plots seems alot for rep quest
  • 10 charges for seed bags seems odd - why not multiple of 4! (OCD much?)

Thunder Isle

  • Hunting rares on Isle of Thunder. Pretty disappointing - mainly a tome that gives 15 valor, but did get the pet off Haywire
  • Did the solo Scenario loot run. Gold, charms, parchments
  • Doing dailies on 3 x 90’s! Got honored. Belt is not an upgrade over Klaxxi revered - but only need gold to buy
  • Thunder Isle dailies are very doable multi-boxing... yay!
  • Cool solo-scenario to take you to Stage 2 of the assault. Now get to choose PvE or PvP dailies

  • ToES - Loot off every boss, including another Sha-touched weapon and a healing trinket upgrade. Meanwhile, Molly got no drops at all... again
  • Queued for LFR. Something wrong - I'm 2nd on dps meters on Ashayo. AskMrRobot is saying to lower HIT on affliction warlock
  • Won shoulders - cataclysmically epic
  • Molly FINALLY won something on her hunter in Vault of Mysteries


  • Make sure you do Tailoring cooldown daily to learn new patterns for PvP gear - some sell well
  • Same for Leatherworking ; grind mobs to get the magnificence of leather/scales to drop and do daily.


Mollyspell - went NOTHING again and again and again.  Her damage is such crap, so I went fire.  It didn’t help at all
Mollyshot - Ashayo hit 90, so Mollyshot had to hit 90.  Immediately got geared to 460 because all kinds of stuff was dropping in scenarios, and dungeons.  Went into LFR and...NOTHING.  I finally did get a couple of items out of LFR, but it was hit or miss there.
On the weekend, but account got closed.



BigG (audio)
Sorry about last week fokes the joys of recording on my phone you would think it simple but for some reason I always forget to send the audio to the email program before sending  

Necronomicon (audio)
Greetings CaW crew, Aprillian, Ashayo, El Jeppy, and Tedra and this weeks super special guest.

Its your dear friends the Nekrobob's coming to you from the mysterious far east. Its been a wonderful week in WoW leveling my alts and working on my cooking which is now 600, (thank you Darkmoon faire) Speaking of cooking has anyone managed to buy their farm ? From what I've read the quest should be with farmer Yoon however I can't seem to find it. Any information regarding this matter would be very helpful. I'm also looking for the location of the green fire quest.
Please enjoy this weeks audio submission and some funky screenshots.

Much love and thanks for all the hard work you put into our favorite podcast we truly appreciate it.

and remember undead love is forever…

Newly discovered power that looks really cool but I
have no idea what it does

Pimpin' hard with Blingtron...


Hello CAW Sweeties,

Yes... It's that time... You know what I mean ;) It's group huggles time! /squee :)

Sending Jeppy super get well hugs too - hope he is doing better and we all miss him greatly and hopes he will be back to podcast central soon :)

Well I've had a busy week this week. Been madly doing the new dailies that dropped when Patch 5.2 hit. Boy oh boy it's back to dailies dailies and more dailies again!
Also been busy collecting new pets on The Thunder Isle :) yay for new pets.
Just hit 501 pets in game - yes super crazy that there are that amount of pets available but on my goodness I am loving them all!
Finally managed to get Major Payne (Northrend Pet Tamer) down. Smacked him real good hehe was soooooo happy!

Also few days ago managed to get besties with Nat Pagle :)
Actually nearly fell out of my chair when the achievement popped as I didn't realise I was that close lol
Also managed to fish up one of the new fish pets - Tiny Green Carp.

Am having super fun pet battling :) made more teams lol now have 63 - yes I know I am super addicted to it haha

Anyway I must get back to work and am missing listening to you all live but have a fabulous show.

Big huggles all around

Lots of love Leeta

PS - extra hugs to Pixiegirl :)

PPS - extra hugs to Strumpet & Molly - have a fabulous visit on Friday <3

Hi Guys,

I'm loving the "Jurassic Park" zone. Love the atmosphere and the dinos. Looks like I may just grind this rep all the way out.

I have been PvP-ing a good bit this past weekend. I was top in damage in a BG on Saturday night, which means we really sucked, because my gear was bad. (And that's bad meaning bad, not bad meaning good.)

Trying my hand at a Death Knight for the third time. I realized that a DK could use the 3 heirloom items I had in my bank. I'll try Pvp with that toon as well.

That's all for now. Have fun and enjoy the pixels.

Mars (Marseovh#1931)

P.S. Loved the pic of Big G's female coworker on twitter. Everybody wants an epic

Shout Outs & Thank You

Interview with Matahorn

Clan of Darkness
Hey gang! Sorry if this weeks audio isnt as chipper as usual...feeling just a little under the weather. No big deal though. Ill be back to normal next week! Take care everyone! You all are soooooooooo awesome!!!!!
Email from Jeppy