Saturday, June 29, 2013

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 325 - Please Blizzard Remove Pet Battles so I can go back to raiding

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.

What We've Been Doing:


Got Prillian to 85, we just need a Troll Monk. I’m focusing on Deepril now, she’s my Orc Rogue.

Where you accept making home is where you zone in. I hate zoning in on the steps at Lazy Turnip.

Pet Battles or Fires

Looking at Ach, almost took Tiiaa to bloodmyst

Anonymous donor - Nice, feel a little guilty but I didn’t want to lie.

Understand about getting one team to 25 to catch higher

Someone stole my pet
she whispered me back Spawn of Onyxia has been added to my pet journal, get over it
I told her I'm glad I'm not like her, we are on the same side


Pet Battles!! Wrote my blog entry on gearing guide for new level 90’s:


Pet battles again!
Chaos Portal
Thanks to Mata



Hello CtrlAltWow all,

This is Painfulness, 90 warlock on Saurfang. I have been listening to your show for a few months now and I must say it is very entertaining. It is really different from other shows because most of them focus on end game but here we get a little bit of everything and everyone is an altoholic. I remember around the first few times I listened, Aprilian was talking about her runs in Wailing Caverns and I really enjoyed the parts of leveling with Shemaya (sorry not sure about the spelling).
I am a bit of altoholic myself, with 4 characters at 90, 2 86 one 84 and the rest are kinda low. Listening to your show really made me want to join your guild and I took advantage of the character transfer sale last week to transfer my hunter Barcahamil to Earthen Ring in the hopes of joining all of you.

Keep up your wonderful show and I look forward to seeing you in game.



Hope this finds you all well.
I know, I don't call... I don't write... What kind of kid am I?? Well, things have been pretty crazy around here the last couple of weeks - I hope you'll forgive me. *smile*
Here's a couple of pictures to go along with my audio - and an audio!
PS - just logged off from doing the "Friday night" thing with Juuno & PixieGirl - SO. MUCH. FUN!  We had a small group, just eight of us, but it was a good time and a ton of laughs. Thanks everyone for the enjoyable evening!

Friday night's alright

Greeting to the CAW crew,

I was able to join in the Friday night group this week, as I was on day shift for training all week.  I had a blast talking with everybody, mostly listening though, as my headphones went out halfway through, and my backup headset did not have a working microphone.  I still got to hear everybody though, and had a great time.  I was the winner of the Twilight Drake this week.  And after the sign off of the group, I was the 3rd hunter to win the Tome of Dinomancy that night.  I was so happy to be able to join in with everybody, unfortunately it will not be able to happen regularly, as I work on Friday nights.  Many thanks to Pixie & Juuno, and the whole group.

For the Horde - Duvessae

Sorry for the lateness of my audio this week had to work extra hours at work as someone called in sick. Plus I would really like this for Christmas.
Big G

Midsummer but it's Winter Here!!

Helloooo Sweeties,
Here's my audio :) have an awesome show!
Huggles always
Love Leeta xoxo
PS - Big thank you for all the support for my show - Behind the Avatar :D you all rock
Have great show xoxo

My Glorious(sorta) Return!

Hey CAW crew. It's been a long 3 weeks. I had quite the eventful past few weeks. I missed the show two weekends ago due to my wife's grandfather dying in Tennessee and had to be traveling during the show. Then the following weekend I was actually finally moving into my new home and was just too busy to do anything game or even computer related.

That all being said, and being over and done, I finally get internet this weekend! They're coming to hook it up on Saturday morning between 10 and noon. I'll finally be able to come home from work (10 minutes away instead of an hour) and play some WoW. I can't tell you how exciting that is! Not only that, the internet speed is going to go from what we had out on the farm at 150kb/s to 50mb/s down. Which is like comparing dial up to cable.

I did manage to get in a good deal of playtime a few weekends ago however, and got my Panda Monk, Yeiro, to level 41, and then started a DK alt as promised, and yes, he's an Orc. Additionally, I made 1300 gold on Earthen ring finally. Which means I can afford my first BOA from the guild vendor and can get 10% more exp on Yeiro with a Stained Shadowcraft hood.

That all being said, I hope everyone is doing well, and I can't wait to see everyone in game, as well as get my voice chat set up so I can chat with all of you. Look for pictures of the house on Twitter and feel free to make requests!

Hope you all have a wonderful week,

- Dan

temporary radio silence

Hello to everyone at Ctrl-Alt-WoW!

Apologies for my recent radio silence. I've been dealing with some health issues, and haven't been able to put together a recording. Thought I'd get something done today, but I don't think you'd enjoy hearing the nagging cough!

I've been making the alt rounds, getting Voltessa to 90, then running Midsummer events with a few toons. Rogueslayer (Blood Elf mage) went from 32 to 40 on mostly flames, and Jolantru went from 52 to 60 mostly on the same. Right now I'm working Everthorn from 64, with an eye on 68 and Northrend flames. Got her to 67 on festival quests, now dig-dig-digging her way to 68.

In other news, Lilbitironic the gnome rogue met her match at level 23 in a gang of furlbogs in Darkshore, but she's back in business as a warrior.

On a staycation (aka WoWcation) next week, so I look forward to playing and recording a little something. Have fun, everyone!

-Voltandra's player

Hello CAW crew,

i have put another audio into the dropbox to play also, so this is going to make 2 audios from me this week, thats what you get from canceling recording, a double-dose of Grand Nagus Audios, now i don't know if thats good, i'll leave it up to you guys to figure out, if you want to run that risk ever again :)

Grand Nagus

Big G (audio)
Not much to report this week and remember don’t drink and drive it’s bad plus listen to Juuno and pixie girl 12 to see how I can still shock Juuno

Shout Outs & Thank You

Clan of Darkness


Tree  from Pixiegirl
“@SaltySlainte: @CtrlAltWoW My favorite PB team is Clock Work Gnome, terrible turnip and Spirit of Competition.”

“@duvessae: @CtrlAltWoW Favorite team:  Clockwork Gnome, Dancing Water Skimmer, and whichever pet I am currently lvling.”

“@Nexbardus: @CtrlAltWoW my favorite and only pet battle team is Smolderweb Hatchling, Phoenix Hatchling & Dark Whelpling :)”

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 324 - Let the good monks roll!

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 & Pixiegirl

Hello Darlings! Here is our little recording (in the dropbox, minus the usual music because it's SO late and I'm just wrapping it up...and I'm super tired...hehe...sorry!) and a couple of fun screen shots!  We had a really WONDERFUL night raiding was epic and awesome and we loved every second of it...thank you Ashayo, for helping us!

/great big hugs & kisses!!

Juuno, Pixiegirl & a few of our wonderful guildies

What We've Been Doing:


Commendation Duh

Lots of pet battles
violet Hold

Sucked up to the Tillers

Prillian mining like crazy
Transfer pets and didn’t make any money


Hiide starting point is i424
Challenge is to get raid-ready (i460) without grinding rep or a ton of dungeons/scenarios, or spending a fortune on the AH.

Chest - Leatherworking
Gloves - Leatherworking
Trinket - Engineering Dragonling
Trinket - Inscription DMF Relic
Rings - Jewelcrafting
Wrists - Justice points
Legs - Justice points
Boots - Barrens event (or could do Sha)
Weapon - Arena of Annihilation scenario
Belt - Barrens weekly
Shoulders - quest - Soggy's Gamble in Dreadwastes
Result: i461

Blood in the snow requires i425
Made LW items to get over the cap
Queued for blood in the snow - Strumpet was in there on her priest!
Did the Barrens opening sequence; boots make it i447
Arena of Annihilation scenario - new bow ; i450

Mage pet battles
- northrend safari
- outland safari
- quality and quantity - 50 rare pets
- Big City Pet Brawler
- Time to Open a Pet Store (400 pet battle ach points)
- Rewards Jade Tentacle
- Pandaria Safari

Big thanks to Duvessae for the pets! Mechanical Squirrel, Razormaw Hatchling and Lil' SMoky

Monk only doing the daily hit level 58. Time to heal some Outland!
Queued up, but got Blackrock Spire, Group was in progress but totally lost, then fell apart. I dropped group and got a 30 min debuff :/





Hello CAW,

My name is Jortandra.  I ave been listening to your podcast for a couple of years now and have to say it is one of my favorites.  The enthusiasm for WoW that comes through during your episodes is very infectious.  I would love to be part of the CAW community and hope this quick email is sufficient to qualify me for an invitation to the Guild.


Hi COD Crew,

I am a big fan of the show! I don't play alts but I learn a lot listening to your adventures.   I play a dwarven priest named Fiderbooze on a PVP server.  Some of my fondest
memories of the game are battling horde on an open world server.   Taren Mill, Booty Bay, the gankfests trying to get into MC or other raids were all fun times.  The anxiety of questing in an area where you might get ganked really adds to the fun of the game IMO.
 So my question to you all is do you think you are potentially missing the best part of the game by playing on a PVE server?


PS I am 46 so it's just not kids that play alliance!

Greetings C.A.W. peoples,

I know the pet battle episode was a couple weeks back, but I just wanted to mention a few things:

First up is a link to a very detailed PvP pet battle guide found on the WoW forums. Click here

Second is next Friday is the official start of summer, so along with Midsummer Festival event starting up again we'll have our chance to capture the elusive Qiraji Guardling in Silithus. I'm betting that pet will be the last pet most people need for the Taming Kalimdor achievement.

Last is the Blossoming Ancient pet is now available from the Blizzard store, so if any of you guys have ten bucks to burn i recommend picking up one.

Ok I think I've rambled enough for one e-mail

Laters for now.

Ularand - Eldre'Thalas
(LostCause78 in the chat room)

Kimmi (audio)
Hi guys - I have been so frustrated lately healing in lower level dungeons that I just had to put a plea out there to all the Monk Tanks.  You guys are awesome tanks, except for one REALLY annoying habit that I have seen consistently on almost ALL Monk tanks.  Love you guys and have a great show!!!


Big G (audio)
Sorry had a week full of non wow things this week so here’s my audio

Leeta (audio)
Dearest CAW Sweeties,
You all know what time it is? Yes... It's audio time!!
Have a great show :)
Big huggles
Love Leeta xoxo

Shout Outs & Thank You

Clan of Darkness


Here you go gang! I also included a pic of where me and Lisa play wow. Can you see my Kitty Cougar keeping my chair warm till I get home from work?
Take care!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 323 - Half the cost, double the fun!

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 & Pixiegirl

Hi Aprillian, Ashayo, Tedrah, & Jeppy
 It's Friday and of course by now you know that our Juuno is on her Halloween trip, yep I know it's a little early in the year yet. But hey that's my girl, when it comes to anything that has to do with THAT holiday she is in lol
 And from the posts on twitter sounds like she is having a blast, yeah I'm like all of you the only information I get is through twitter!
Anyway last Friday's night raid was awesome we had a total of 19 people all together, even our Jeppy joined us for a little, nice surprise that was :-) And a big thanks to all of you for coming with us. Not sure how our sweet Leeta puts up with us sometimes, but she does and does an awesome job of being our raid leader!
 Saturday's raid with Tedrah was another awesome day with a very nice turn out, and again our Jeppy joined us, Aprillian came along too :-) We had a lot of fun, I love our times together. Tedrah did a great job of leading us through the Black Temple! And I'm looking forward to this Saturday see what she has in mind for us, thanks Tedrah :-)
 My druid went from one bar into level 70 to one bar from level 75! Thanks to Big Steve, so if you haven't tried the Elixir of Ancient of Knowledge you should it's amazing! She is the next one who will join the Clan of Darkness, that will leave only four on Korialstrasz! lol
 Speaking of, I did bring my mage over to Earthen Ring only she is a member of Aie, thanks to Takemikazuch, Amijadethelock, Cyberwaif & Lilulicious. Takemikazuch asked so nicely I couldn't say no :-) She is in Fortuna with Take & Leeta, got to say I'm a little lost right now, you wouldn't know it but I am a little shy until I get to know people lol
Well that's it for me this last week, hope everyone is kicking butt on & off the game!
Big Hugs & Kisses
Juuno & Pixiegirl
We love you gals & guys
PS Juuno made me promise I would send in an email :-)
PSS Kittyfox hope your move went well this week, and really missed you on the game!
Pontis hope you had a really nice vacation, missed you too!
Aprillian I hope you join us today Saturday, love having you run with us!
Mata shame on you really Rift! lol

What We've Been Doing:


Ran with CoD, had so much fun. Dual boxed while editing 322, hope it came out all right.

Woke up Sun realizing I hadn’t done my gardening.

Taking Prillian around on Epril to explore Pandaria. Prillian started out at 30%
Forgot about the mining in Pandaria. Prillilan was 303, mined Kyparite and got 11,440
Ruh Roh, While flying through Kun-Lai Summit, flying through Peak of Serenity, Prillian kept being pulled in. Epril would go and get her and it would happen again. When Prillian tried to hearth, she would end up back in the same place. Finally noticed the portal to Org, took it and hearthed, should have gone to DMF


LostTreasures mod
Hiide started at 63% into 87. Ran out of rested xp at 50% of 88. Quested till 89
Ding 90!

Still get disconnected riding 2 seater
Got the [Riches of Pandaria] achievement. Need to find the rare spawns to get the title.

Got a (grey) Unborn Val'kyr from Howling Fjord

Got the picolo that makes everyone dance from Stratholme!

Finally did all the LFR in ToT on Jekle. No idea what was going on. LOL Unlucky Streak in 5.3 doesn’t treat me well.
CoD - Onyxia, Obsidium Sanctum, Lich King, Trial of Champions, Ruby Sanctum




Grand Nagus (audio)
Hello Aprillian, ElJeppy, Ashayo and Tedrah,

here is my Audio for CAW 323.

Grand Nagus

P.S.: Remember we get a 50% discount on all character-services in wow up until 6/10/13, very importent
to remember!!

Hey everybody,

Hope you all had a better week than I did. Everything just seemed off all week. I did manage to get my WoW time in however. I got my Monk to level 35 as planned. I'll be playing a lot this weekend, and i'm actually going to start a Death Knight alt! I started running out of rested before my daily playtime is up, so I figured it wouldn't hurt to play an alt after my rested runs out on my Panda Monk. I consulted a few experts on the subject (aprillian), and it appears my DK needs to be an Orc. We'll see if that actually happens once I get into the creator though. And i'm considering xferring my 85 Undead Rogue over from Lightening's Blade, although due to a $235 surprise from the BMV to register my Soul... yes, my soul. Kia Soul that is, I may be a little more strapped for cash than I previously expected to be. Although, it's bothering me that I have to keep switching servers. I may just skip something I usually buy for a week and transfer though.

Oh, and I saw updates all week (or some of it) from Junno on twitter and instagram. She's been in my neck of the woods all week it appears! I'm in central Indiana, and it seems she was up where I grew up near Lake Michigan. Hope she had a wonderful, and spooky, time!

I really have enjoyed playing with everyone thus far, and can't wait to spend more time in game this week! Have a great week next week, and I look forward to listening on Saturday!

- Danny

Big G (audio)
Well another week another audio

Leeta (audio)
Helloooo Sweeties,
I promise I don't talk about pets too much :P
Here's my audio :) enjoy!!
Love Leeta xoxo
PS - I lied muwhahaha
PPS - Petaholic is me :D
Have great show xoxo

To be read in a high pitched helium voice…

Hello CaW crew, Aprillian, Ashayo, El Jeppy, and Tedra. Sorry for the late email entry. Not a lot of time for wow since last we spoke aside from the incredible CoD dungeon pet gathering marathon of last week. I was great, We went to a bunch of raids and dungeons, had an awesome time and everyone got a cool battle pet it was so… no wait thats not what happened, We did a but load of dungeons, has an awesome time fun time however no one got any battle pets alt all :(

It really was great fun hanging with all our terrific guildies. Hope to do it again this weekend :)

Sitting for yeh olde dungeon marathon can be a little hard on the bum as I have a very poor excuse for a computer chair. I was wondering what kind of comfy computer chairs that you guys have and if you might recommend a style or brand that will a little kinder to my tired tushy?

Cheers and thanks for your kick ass podcast love you all

and remember undead love is forever…

below is a photo of my cruel chair

Shout Outs & Thank You

Thanks Kimmolly for your donation

Clan of Darkness

Here you go gang1 You all are awesome!
Take care,