Saturday, May 25, 2013

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 321 - Thaaaaanks Leeta!

Aprillian, Ashayo, Tedrah 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.

Juuno and Pixiegirl

Hello Darlings! I'm heading out of town in just a few hours but made sure I got my CAW done first!  hehehehe!  We had SO much fun last Friday, OMG!  Here are a couple of screenshots and our audio is in the dropbox...

Love ya!!

/great big hugs & kisses!

Juuno & Pixiegir

What We've Been Doing:


So I have to suck up to Tina Mudclaw

Logged into Auruk and she was 8,699,999 and dinged 86
Green Fire Quest



Pandas / Pet Battles / Alliance / /PvP / Noooooooooooooo!



Leeta (audio)
Helloooooo Sweeties,
I know... 2 weeks in a row for an audio :D
Have a fabulous show!
Love Leeta xoxo

PS - Shout out to Juuno - hope you are having a fantastic time away :)
PPS - Group huggles :D coz we can NEVER have enough hehe
Byeeee xoxo

Big G (audio)
Sorry not much to report this week hopefully Jeppy is feeling better and I got to talk to his son the other day told him to spend all Jeppys money but he said he couldn’t as Jeppy had him doing herb runs

Kurly (audio)

Hey guys and gals!

First off, just want to say how much I love the show!  I have been listening for a while now.  The most memorable show is probably the new years… "it was funnier in my head"!    I think that is what made me continue to listen… you guys (and girls!) make me smile.  So when I am listening to your show on my hidden headphone at work and i'm smiling to myself?  I am just dying to tell people "it was funnier in my head".  But if I did that?  I would probably be sent home, on the basis that I may be a little crazy.  Hmmm… thinking about it… that could mean more WOW time!? - I may consider it ;)  But seriously… kudos on the show, I love it.  I am a little bit of an 'altoholic' myself.  3 EU accounts and 1 US account.  I spend most of my time on the EU servers, and right now I am a exactly half way to getting my Horde toon to 90.  (normally  play Ally (do not hate, lol), so gonna get the achievement for both sides… woo!) I am sure I logged on today and my toon had automatically gained 3 bars, without me playing!   I had one kill left to hit 89, and I wouldn't just leave it like that, so I am sure I didn't just leave it like that.  Strange.  Not that I am not complaining at all.  Maybe I am playing in my sleep or something!?  Aaaanywhoooo!  I digress.  Love the show!  WOW entertainment at its best!  Please don't stop ;)


Maggrathea (audio)

Hello, all!
I made another audio this week for your enjoyment. Well, I hope you enjoy it anyway... If not, pretend you do to make me feel better, right?

Aprillian, I would be happy to do an interview. I don't know how interesting I'd be, but what the heck, boring people play many alts too. *wink*

I do hope that Mister Jeppy is taking it easy and not pushing himself too hard. Glad you're home, sir, now just mellow. We miss you, but we want you to recuperate safely and fully.


Hi CAW kids!

Just wanted to send a quick note of thanks to the Friday night raid crew for the fun night last week in Ulduar & the other 25-man raids. Was so cool to revisit older content and also see more of Ulduar, which I've never been through before.

I've been tagging along on my DK, and since I don't play her outside of the Darkmoon dailies, her dps leaves a LOT to be desired! I'm very happy to be included, despite my suckage. :) Hopefully I'll get my mage leveled by next week, since I didn't get enough playtime this week to make it happen. It'll be fun to know what I'm doing instead of poking a button and being surprised like I do on the DK. Ha! At least she's pretty to look at - lol.

Anyhoo, you're all wonderful and it's been fun to hang out and see the content. Leeta, you give such wonderful, clear instructions! The awesome accent is an added bonus - love it! Juuno and her mom are a hoot, and everyone is really helpful and fun. I stay quiet, which as Befreit will tell you, is much better for everyone. :) (Oh - it's pronounced "be-FRIGHT" - German word meaning 'freed') Also, I have NO clue how Aprillian manages two toons in those dungeons...even above-level I have a hard enough time keeping track of just one. Kinda amazeballs. :)

Looking forward to ICC - I've been through the first 10 bosses but then tired of raiding and never went back to finish. It'll be great to see it through, even this late in the game.  

I guess this note isn't so quick - sorry! Sending positive thoughts and healing prayers to Jeppy - hope to hear him again soon. He has such a great attitude - it's really inspiring.

Take care!

Restlys the DK
Kezzee the mage

Hey guys,

I won't be playing much this weekend as we're off on a little road trip in the morning to visit friends in Tennessee. I've been splitting WoW time with SWTOR anyway, but since 5.3 I've felt like getting more up to speed on my mains and doing current stuff again. I had been trying to level my CAW hunter Marskothar; I'll pick up with him again in the upcoming weeks.

I think Summer will be a SWTOR summer. I like the Jedi I've been leveling with the Ootini gang. I might finally subscribe in the next month. The only problem is  that SWTOR must be played on my desktop and there is a bit of a territory battle with the old lady over the desktop. We'll see. I laid off playing League of Legends for that reason.

Anyway, much love to everyone. Long days and pleasant nights.


Grand Nagus (audio)


Beware the Fel Reamer...

Hello friends of CaW, Aprillian, Ashayo, El Jeppy, and Tedra (and of course this weeks special guest)

Just a short note this week to say all is well here at the house on the hill. Professor Nekronomicon is finally exalted with the Black Prince. Strangely there was no fanfare or achievement notice like there is when one becomes exalted with other factions. Has anyone else noticed this?
We were hoping to hang with the raid group this Friday night but we have to go to Hong Kong on Saturday so we will be out of town. Perhaps we can participate next week :(

Hellsangel has been pet battling her way through Outland and dodging the Fel Reavers, well... most of the Fel Reavers. They tend to faze in just after a tough pet battle and stomp all over you. She's only level 75 so the big noisy buggers are still quite a threat as indicated by the screenshots below.

Big hugs to all our incredibly fun, generous and talented guildies. Heaps and heaps of thanks to our favorite podcasters for producing such a wonderful show. It gives us all a home where we can play together, chat, contribute informative or whimsical content and enjoy a good listen every week to people who love what we love, playing WoW.

And remember undead love is forever...

OOps.. Death by Fel Reaver can be a little embarrassing

However, Revenge always gives me a good chuckle

Big Steve (audio)

Hi there, oh wondrous, talented and well-groomed CAW crew!  I haven't submitted an audio in a while, and while I was putting this one together I remembered why:  I tend to be extremely long-winded.  I cut four minutes from this one and it's STILL too long.  I hope that you'll find it at least mildly informative and amusing.  It was fun to put together.

Clan of Darkness FTW!

Big Steve

Good morning, Aprillian, Jeppy, Ashayo, and Tedrah
Feel free to read the audience the abridged version, it’s a bit of a long email.
It’s been a good long while since I last sent anything in to you guys. There’s a reason for that. I’ve been living in the boondocks of Indiana taking care of my wife’s grandparents since January of 2012. I’ve recently started a new job and finally have bought a house closer in to the city. This means I will be upgrading from 512k satellite internet to 50mb Comcast service within a month. I can play games online again!
That being said, I’ve also been playing a lot of other games, and tried most of the other mainstream MMO’s available, and came to the realization that WoW was the only game that could hold my attention for more than a week, after all, I played for over 6 years non-stop, so I uninstalled all the others and am going to only be playing WoW as far as MMO's go. I'm a big FPS (shooter) fan and play some Counter-Strike, Team Fortress 2, and Borderlands 2 as well. I know you all have a lot of alts, and I have a terrible case of altaholism, having hit the toon cap on my account about three times, but I had managed to get my original Undead Rogue to 85 shortly after Cata launched and around 40 days played before hitting any level cap ever, and quit playing about 4 months before Pandaria released, and actually just upgraded to panda land last night (5/23). My client was still downloading last night after about 27 hours and was at 66% so it should finish today (512k internet). I did manage to hop into Earthen Ring and create my Panda Monk, Yeiro however. I’ll be sure to find you guys once I leave the starting zone.
Oh! And i've been getting some Monk inspiration from watching this YouTube series of a guy playing his monk 1-85 in a montage style format with commentary. It's worth a look.
And finally, Pet battles! Wow! I had missed a ton since I’ve been gone. There appears to pokemon in my WoW, and I love it! I’m thrilled to see the plethora of pets put to use after having them traipse along by me uselessly for so many years. And that new UI? Wow. A lot has changed. I can’t wait to get into the game and spend some time with all of you! Have a great show and a great week! Talk to you again in a week!
-     Acefisher1
o   Twitter - @eG_Acefisher1

Well hello there CtrlAltWow peeps. Arn't you sounding dapper today. My name is Reprint (aka SYCP) and I hail from the far off relm of silvermoon. And after careful consideration and deep thought I would like to confess the following: (Ah Hem *clears throat) I am an Altohalic...I know what you are all thinking (how can this be) well I am new to wow my main just dinged 53 my highest lvl so far. Sound normal for a noob right. Well the truth is I have 11 other toons I like to play on and have deleted a few I did not like. They range from lvl 1 about 5 level 10 and 3 in there 20's and a level 41. As you can see I love making alts. Experimenting with races and classes. Now that you know about me, I'd like to say thank you for the awesome podcast it helps to fill the void I have in my soul when I am forced to take those 8-9 hr breaks in between wow (aka work) I listen to a plethora of pod cast and you (CtrlAltWow) are by far my favorite. Thank you so much for letting me cyber stalk you all :) you guys are amazing...
With love and respect
@sycp on Twitter
Reprint from legacy of the fallen on us server silvermoon
Ps does this qualify me for COD? Lol
Pps sorry for any or all typos :)

Clan of Darkness
Donnie (audio)
Hey Gang!!!! Three day weekend for us Yanks! Hope everyone is enjoying 5.3!!
You all are awesome!!!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 320 - Clan of Darkness FTW

Aprillian, Ashayo, Tedrah 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.

Juuno’s Corner

Hello Ctrl Alt Wow Darlings!  Aprillian, Ashayo, Tedra, Kim Molly and our sweet El Jeppy... (I'm sooooo sorry our Jeppy isn't here today! Sending you lots and lots and lots and lots of hugs and loves Jeppy!!!)

So our little audio does not properly indicate all the awesome stuff we did last week (we recorded Friday night before CAW records, so this audio is actually from last week.. <=) - There were lots of awesome guildies on and we got to hang out with Matahorn, Pontis, Kittyfox, Big G, Leeta, Zikar, Tiber, Befreit, Restlys and Litehearted!!!  We did 25 man Onyxia (no mount dropped), 25 man Obsidian Sanctum (for Ashayo's sexy mount!), and we started 25 man Ulduar!!!  It was SO EPIC and such wonderful fun!  Mom was having very dodgy internet that night due to storms, so she sounds a little funny in the audio and we ended up losing her before the night was out and didn't get to record our regular caw... hope this is alright though!  

We love you guys and gals!
Great big hugs & kisses... *muah!*
Juuno & Pixiegirl of Korialstrasz and Earthen Ring


p.s. Is there anything we can do for Jeppy?

What We've Been Doing:


Green Fire tomb


Farming Emerald Whelping in Feralas coz Molly said so
Levelling Monk - went Horde. CoD FTW
Running all dungeons.
Gnomer seems very truncated ... dont' even go to area to get quests
Tip: Wait for queue to pop after doing daily, but hand in when it pops.

Rolled ALliance priest with molly
LFR - pet drop for molly. no upgrades
Ulduar with Clan of Darkness


Leveling my priest through pet battles.  I’ve gotten about a lvl so far.  It’s been a fun way to do it and to level my pets too.  

Started Alliance toons with Ashayo just because.  :) I’m a Human Monk and I love the Fists of Fury.  My petite little human punching like crazy.  

I got the pet drop from Throne of Thunder but it didn’t show in my bag :(


Leeta (audio)
Hellooooooo Sweeties,
Yes I did an audio!
Yes I prattle on abit! :p
Hope you all have a wonderful show!
Biggest huggles to all you super awesome wonderful people :D
Love Leeta xoxo
PS - I didn't edit coz time is running out so I hope it sounds ok haha
Byeeeee xoxo

Big G (audio)
First off I loved the aprillian rap I feel sorry for anyone who has not heard it and heres my audio

Ularend - Greetings from Eldre’Thalas

Hello C.A.W. crew

Relatively new listener to your guys' podcast here and I want to tell you its been a lot of fun to listen too,especially after a tough week at work. It's great to know there's a bunch of proud altaholics out there in WoW podcast land.

Now that the sappy stuff is out of the way, I have a couple of questions for yall:

What is the one battle/companion pet that just doesn't want to be part of your collection? I just can't seem to get a hold of a Minfernal no matter what I do.


What do you guys do to relax besides WoW? Knitting? Plotting world domination? Punting kittens? There's gotta be something besides WoW right? Right?

Anyways. Thanks for your time!

Ularand lvl 90 Druid - Eldre'Thalas

Grand Nagus (audio)

Hello CAW,

here is my Audio for the week, not sure about the last part, but.. anyway, Aprillian if i can't , cut it out :)

Grand Nagus

Hello all!

I play a holy paladin and a disc priest on kael'thas Horde. Haven't been able to get into any normal raids to speak of this tier sooo... I have 8 90's and several more over 80 and decided to roll a 3rd paladin on alliance. I set her hearth to the vale so she could do the pet battle daily from Aki. Yesterday, when she reached 61, I decided to go for a random. Low and behold, chose your your rep option came up, I now have 680 rep towards Golden Lotus at lvl 61! I checked my blood elf monk and she didn't have the option till I marched her down the August celestial vender and over to the questing area for the golden lotus npcs and had her talk to them. Now when she goes into LFD the option is there to choose those reps. My next move is to fly them over to the tillers to talk to npcs and see if I can choose them to represent in LFD. Of this has already been discovered I hadn't heard it yet, but this is an excellent thing for alts. The grind to get reps up on alts to gear for lfr is daunting the 3rd or 4th time for sure. Let me know if anyone out there wants to add a disc priest to their raid team.:-)
Liora, Jasnah & LikeƤBoss
(I can't deny my alter egos!)

Found out something pretty exciting in game to day on an alt.

Sent from my iPhone 5

Necronomicon (audio)
Bigger badder minions,

Good day CaW Crew, Aprillian, Ashayo, El Jeppy, and Tedra (and hello to this weeks special guest host)

Its been a great week in wow for the Nekrobob's. Lots of farming and rep-grinding, pet battling and archeologyzing. Hellsangel has reached level 75 and has decided to level all the way to 90 using mostly occupations and pet battles. Its a lot of fun and helps break up all the daily quests that Nekronomicon does.

Hope all our wonderful guild pals have had a fantastic week both in and out of game. Big undead hugs and welcome to all our new members. Please find a little audio submission included for this weeks super show.
Many thanks for your wonderful podcast, we love and appreciate you all so very much.

and remember undead love is forever…

Gib'tok, Hellsangel's new level 75 minion

Kurly (audio)

Maggrathea (audio)
I thought this week I'd give you a little audio to introduce myself & let you know what I've been up to in-game this past week!
Hugs & Smooches,

Totemoneal - Great show
Hey y'all.  I just wanted to say what a great show you have.  You guys are all great together.  If I don't really have a main does that make me an altaholic?  WIll I have to go to some meetings to cure myself?  LOL.  Keep up the good work.

Totemoneal (for now)

For the Horde (In Ashayo's voice of course)

Shout Outs & Thank You

Jeppy Get better!!!

Clan of Darkness
Donnie (audio)
Here you go gang! Wow, as I was at work I logged on to the mobile app and saw a plethora of guildies doin the Pixie/Juuno run. Waaayyy cool.
You all are awesome!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 319 - The gift of upgraded heirlooms....and wow

Aprillian, Ashayo, Tedrah 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.

Juuno’s Corner

Hello Darlings!  Getting this in just under the wire...I hope you have a GREAT show!  

Attached is out audio and a screen shot of Pixie on her new, sexy mount...  hehe... =D

Love ya!

Juuno & Pixiegirl

What We've Been Doing:


I moved

Made the Crafted Dreadful Gladiator set


Pet Battles  ; finally loaded Pet Battle Teams and setup two levelling teams.

Ashayo - Bracers off Tortos
- Tier Leggings off Ji-Kun ; but had better from Nalak.
- Reforged/regemmed ... again. I think Mr Robot is playing a joke on me
- Ran 3rd wing of ToT for first time - as dps! luckily, someone volunteered to run the maze

Jekle got all his sigils for legendary gem

LWR Raiding - Jekle
Got down HoF 1st boss after a few false starts, lag boss etc

Realised a good way to practise warlock is brawlers guild. First 5 fights with ease with Voidlord.
Soooo much easier with a pet. Got up to rank4

World bosses
- Tier gloves for Ashamin off Nalak

Decided I needed to do more levelling in MoP. Rolled a monk on the 2nd account. Trying to find my heirloom gear. Only just now realised that you can upgrade 1-80 heirloom gear to 1-85 gear with extra justice.

Why can’t you email heirlooms to a Panda before they chosen a faction?




Hello Aprillian, Ashayo, Jeppy and Tedrah,

sorry, no audio this week i haven't been playing much, and haven't gotten around doing much at all,
but as for the bit of content i can offer, Marouk finished her Sigils-quest, got her sha-touched gem and
can now start on collecting 6000 valor (3000 when 5.3 hits, witch should be in the next couple of
Thats all for me this week, i hope to be able to send a audio in next week, have fun in and out of game

Grand Nagus

Hello CAW Crew!
Wren and Morgaine here. Not much in our WoW world- we've kind of been busy with lots of real-life stuff.
Just wanted to pop on to send you guys some late-night wine-induced parody song inspiration we had.
For those who know Grease, this is Morgaine's favorite song from it, even if it is somewhat depressing- so what better song to parody? haha
Anyways, enjoy the song.

Link to song:

For the Alliance, for the Horde, for the half-drunk bottle of Moscato wine,
Wren & Morgaine

Greetings to all the excellent CAW hosts,

So wonderful to hear you all back together again.  I have been busy as usual.  Working on leveling the Winterhoof guild.  We are at level 24 now.  Just 3 more bubbles left to go.  I have 3 little Dranei on Winterhoof, Inessa is  lvl 90, Zukra is lvl 85 and currently working through Jade Forest and Varenka is lvl 23.

I am currently working through the Master of All.  Just finished jewelcrafting, and need skinning & leatherworking still.  My leatherworking is the Lich King level, just need to level Tashelle the rest of the way through Burning Crusade to advance that skill.

Also working on my Burning Crusade reputations.  Should finish Keeper of the Sands today.  Then Ogrila is left.  Ugh!

Ashayo, you may have already worked this out in the meantime, but there is a trick to the Spirit Trainers and Master Tamers in Pandaria.  You have to defend against the type of attack they make, not the battle pet type.  They tend to have devastating attacks against the type that is strongest against their type.  Choose a battle pet that their stongest attack is weak against, even if they only do average damage to them.  Burrowing, flying, shielding attacks are needed to mitigate the damage.  Self healing is very useful.  Then it is a battle of attrition, just hope they don't crit.  The Spirit Tamers do not deviate their attacks.  Learn their rotation, and hope they don't crit.  Oh, and the water strider pets are amazing at lvl 25.

For the Horde! (ok, and the Alliance, but only on Winterhoof)


Rogueslayer (audio)
Hello to my favorite podcasters!

This week the Darkmoon Faire came to town once more, and I ran each and every last alt through. Whew! One of them managed to catch one of the rare fish while she was casting for herring!

In other news, Narendra is in the home stretch to 90. Look for that in the coming week - she'll be number five for me.

I'll let Voltandra tell you about the fun times at the fair. Have a great week, everyone!!

-Voltandra's player

Strumpet (audio)
I did it!

Hey Guys , this is Dwayne and yes I am a undead monk that just joined the guild. Did not know that there was a guild achievement for having a undead monk lvl 85 , will work on that , want to thank Kittyfox for the invite and if any of you see Vanali rolling around  say hi. and welcome back to Jeppy  you sounded just fine , maybe a little tired , so keep getting better and stronger Jeppy  have a great day

Sexy hat

Good morning CaW Crew, Aprillian, Ashayo, El Jeppy, and Tedra (and this weeks special guest)

Not much to report in wow this week, Nekronomicon is still in hospital recovering from the trauma of children's week. Hellsangel has gone from level 70 to 74 with the XP from dozens of pet battles. She's also been enjoying the Darkmoon fair and won a very stylish hat from playing her favorite game Wack-a-Gnoll. No smoking around the hat please you might set off the fireworks. This is what happens when you let Goblins design your merchandise.

Much love and many thanks for your super podcast

and remember undead love is forever...

Sexy new hat.

Big G

Sorry no audio this week as it has turned rather dark at the end of this week on the plus side I got to raid with Juuno earlier today it was awesome not much to report got a lvl 50 and got a few pet battle achievements not much else happen.
For the horde
For the alliance
For the sandgropers and for the universe to stop pushing me ever closer to the void for a change

Clan of Darkness

Hey gang..forgot to mention a hearty welcome to Maggrathea, a friend of Duvessea's...Welcome to Clan of Darkness.
You all are awesome!!!