Monday, July 22, 2013

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 328 - $15 WTF

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!

Our audio is in the drop box, and we've attached a few pictures from our Friday night CoD run!  The first picture is with our gorgeous drakes, the second is on Mother Shahraz' couches, and the third is with the one and only Illidan Stormrage!!!  Hehehe!  Also much love and hugs coming your way as well!

/great big hugs & kisses!

Juuno & Pixiegirl  

What We've Been Doing:


Worgen Druid to level 82





Dear CAW Crew!

So, this is Caitrin again. You are probably saying.. Again? What? Who? Well, I wrote about 8 months ago with promises of a twice monthly email and it never really materialized because real life literally threw in a massive stop sign and said: "No. You're Not." Well, first it said "STOP!" Then it said the other stuff. I missed the podcast for quite awhile and only recently started listening again when I started playing more actively and was so happy to hear all of you. You make playing the game so much more fun especially when your guild has tumbleweeds flying through it.

The one thing I did in game while taking care of RL needs was work on the holiday achieves because I really, REALLY want the achievement "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been", especially since achieves are now account bound. So, during Children's Week, I logged on and did everything with that little brat I was supposed to. What I didn't do right was look at the dates of Children's Week closely. I thought it was three days longer than it was and ended up not getting that kid to the dungeon in Northrend, nor did I eat a piece of that Chocolate Cake in front of him. I didn't have the recipe, none of my guildies were online that week, it wasn't on the auction house, and despite my attempts to do the cooking daily in Outland, it didn't drop.  So hooray! I have to wait a whole year! Sigh. I didn't cry, but I was kind of off RL chocolate cake for awhile. On the upside, I finished every single Midsummer achievement in one day. I had not one of them done that morning, but they were all done by that night. It helped that the husband and kids were gone for the day and I could pretend I didn't feel all that good and should really stay in. *cough* *cough*

The last few weeks, I've mainly been trying to do some normal raids with a raiding guild called shadow Lords here on Fenris. I actually switched my main over to that guild for now along with the alt of the GM of We Can Not Heal Stupid since it's pretty much dead. My gear level was pretty low and they keep me on standby because of that and take me along to help me get geared up if someone else doesn't show up. So far, I've gone from 490 to 507 in about a couple of weeks. It helped that I had been kissing up to the Shado-pan Assault in LFR as much as possible - more like as much as I could take - prior to joining. I find LFR fun early in the week and a drunken "what were you thinking??" on Monday night.

As for all my alts, they of course, have suffered. I only recently, as in the last week, discovered the change about heirlooms. I own every heirloom there is and about had a heart attack since I have every slot filled on Fenris. Five are at level 90 and the others are really low level. So I collected up all the heirlooms and sent them to my Banker who had the rest and redistributed them to my 90's who are now furiously running Heroic 5-mans for the Justice points to upgrade them. Fortunately, as long as your iLvl is fairly decent for last patch or so, and you're in there with a couple of players with similar ills, running a Heroic dungeon is like a fast Scenario. If I didn't feel the need to outfit all my alts RIGHT NOW, it would not be that big of deal, but no, I want all the heirlooms updated and with the correct alts and my Banker having the rest in storage and then all will be right with the world. One day they are going to do a study where they link the exacerbation of OCD with WoW, I

swear to god. :) Thankfully I have ADD as well, so I may have forgotten all about it in a few weeks. ;p

Pet Battles: I know you guys totally hate pet battles, at least that's the inference I got from all those podcasts, amirite? So I won't bore you to death with all my pet battle details, but I have been leveling my Gilnean Raven, Terrible Turnip, and my Fossilized Hatchling who I named Sam Neill. I finally! got an Anodized Robo Cub from Winterspring. I didn't think I was ever going to see one since I despise camping, which is why I have relegated the TLPD to my dreams, but there the Robo Cub sat when I went out there to do the daily pet battle. It was of poor quality, but with those pet stones you get, I guess it really doesn't matter. I find if I can get around to doing all the daily pet battles of the major continents and all the areas of Pandaria, I most likely to get one of those stones almost every day or at least every other day. I don't guarantee that, that is just my experience.  

Ok, I think I  wrote plenty. I remember listening to what I wrote last time (Ashayo read it! I was so excited!) and realized that when I said that I would write down a lesson for the week that it sounded like I was saying: "Now, I'm going to teach you all a lesson!" That is not what I meant, I meant more like what F'ups did I get into and how I got out of it.

Funny Guild Names:

<STDs are BOP>
The thing about this one was that I could verify that it HAS been a guild several times on more than one server, but once it gets reported to Blizz, it gets shut down. I don't know why cause it made my drink come out of my nose.

<Drunken Dragons>
For the life of me I can't explain why this cracks me up, but it seems like it's a combo of Dunkin' Donuts, Dungeons and Dragons, and drunkeness? You tell me what's wrong with me.  

That's all. Cheers to you all,  
Caitrin of Fenris

p.s. Jeppy - Here's to your rapid recovery and may all your auctions be bid up sky high and bought at ridiculous prices! :)

Hey all....tis Kurly here.  Sorry its been forever since I wrote in!  Im not sending an audio file as I am still digesting the sound of my voice after having been on a few Juuno and Pixie girl raid nights.....that, and my seeming inability to not swear like a trucker with a hangnail!

Since January, as you may recall, my life has been somewhat rocky with the loss of my job.  I had and left four part time jobs(Dunkin' Donuts, Home Depot, Doggie Day Trippers, and then Home Depot again) but have finally landed a job that is a bit more in my field and pays more 8.00 an hour.  

Who said the economy was on an upswing?

I also found out last month that my roommate is selling the condo, so I have to move sometime in the Fall.  Although the timing for this is awful, and I am going to hate to leave my pooch Mickey, this will be the first time in a long time I will be living on my own...and I am looking forward to that!

So...whats up with my WOW?  I now have 8 level 90's and for the first time I am enjoying LFR.  I have teamed up with another small guild on Norgannon and we have been trying to do a 10 man for the last few weeks,  What is it with raiding and the sudden disappearance of those who accepted the invitation?  Hopefully it will happen soon, as I fear the raid leader is getting discouraged.

Friday nights have been a barrel of laughs with Juuno and Pixie girl.  Sooner or later I will get to leveling on my toon in COD.  The cross realm thing is great, but I think it would be better if if were all just a big guild run!

My plan now....ROGUES!!  I have never leveled a rogue to max level.   I did a dungeon for the first time last night on my level 70 rogue, Nhetta. and had a absolute blast....maybe the WOW want me to go this way!  Fun fun!!

Anywho...I hope you all are having a great summer/winter!!  

All the best!!


Hello all,

my contribution for the week and the link i talk about in my segment.

Grand Nagus

Greetings to all in CAW-land!

Well, it's been one of those weeks... you know the ones - the ones where you have so much to do that you do nothing.
Yup. I did nothing - I didn't even log into the game Monday to Friday!  
My house is clean and I cooked all my own meals this week, though! LOL

I did log in today (Saturday) to do some power leveling on Maggrah and Nudhimag. They've both just hit 60 and moved in to start questing in Zangarmarsh. (Oh, I just love those crazy Cenarions and their need for plant parts!)

I also finally accomplished some pet battling. I've tamed a bunch of new pets, I've managed to get one of my little fella's up to 15, AND I got the Battle Master achievement for earning 200 pet battle achievement points. I'm now sitting at 225 unique pets, so I'm only 25 away from getting a Feral Vermling with the Going to Need More Leashes achievement.

Really, though, the most exciting thing for me this week was booking my airline ticket for BLIZZCON! Woot!!  I'm really looking forward to hanging out with Juuno and anyone/everyone else that shows up. Meetups galore! Of course, we were looking forward to crashing a party or two... but, then we got invited. *grin* Takes all the fun out it sometimes.  I'm still contemplating if I want to cosplay or not. Hmm... *taps chin*  Maybe I'll be a Vrykul Maiden... Double-hmm...

Ah well. I guess with that thought, I'll wrap this up.
See you all in-game!

Leeta has been a little busy to do an audio so I thought I'd surprise her!! Woof!
It's hard to type with little paws!
Hope you enjoy!
Lots of big woof huggles and lots of wagging tail

Candy crush free

Sorry not much to report this week as it’s been up down and all over the place this week and hope what ever happen I hope it gets better soon aprillian.
Big G

Hello from Strumpet

Hi guys!

Just a quick note from me - I thought I was going to have a chance to send you an audio today, but somehow the morning has gotten away from me!

Just wanted to thank you for getting to hang out with you guys last week on the show - I had a great time!

In-game I've been super-busy. Finally got a max level engineer. Previously, I've always given up at about 125 ... bombs are boring.  But now that I have a 600? Can you say synapse springs????? MOLL-E????  Wormhole generators? Mispiercing goggles?? Holy moly!! I want all my 'mains' to be engineers now!! That sounds like a lot of work though. Since I have at least 4 'mains'.

Anyway, much much love to you all!


Gathering Tip!

I wanted to get a quick note in to thank Ashayo for the tip on the gathering gloves, Foragers Gloves, that drop off a mob in Kun Li Summit.  They cut the time for mining in half.  If I weren’t a Tauren and already picked flowers like nobodies business, I’m sure that would probably cut my herbing time in half too.
Now…if only I had some sort of instant-flight mount….hrm.
--Eranth / Wolfbrother

My car voice...

Held this for a while before sending. It turned out better that I expected. And it's likely non-sequitur to the episode!

Eranth / Wolfbrother

Michael Hackett

Sent from my iPhone

Hay yall.
Love the show and thought you could use a laugh.  I was on YouTube last night and found this funny video of a monkey playing a hunter.  It is one of those Hitler subtitle things. it was called Hitler Does LFR   i think this is a link for it.

Great show.

Shout Outs & Thank You

Clan of Darkness

Hey gang! Here is this weeks audio. It was great hearing from the Kithores last week!
Hope Jeppy is feeling better! Me and Lisa listened to His segment on Leeta's podcast on the way
to the casino last night! It was fantastic!!! Plus we finally got headphones for both of us!
Take care,

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