Saturday, September 28, 2013

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 338 - Salute to Wil Wheaton

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 338 - Salute to Wil Wheaton

Aprillian, Rogueslayer, Leeta and Grand Nagus 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!  

We tromped around and had some fun tonight on Earthen some upgrades and... oh wait... that's what audio is for!! hehee...hope everyone is doing GREAT!  

Love ya!

Juuno & Pixie

What We've Been Doing:


Pet Battles and Green Fire Quest

Grand Nagus


NEWS FLASH!! : Hearthstone™ Update - Account Wipe Incoming

100 Gold for each pack bought with real money
150 Gold for each Arena entry.
Reimbursed gold credit can be spent on either packs or Arena tickets .

So in my opinion, the beta for Hearthstone™ is about half way done, give or take.

Pierre and Rascal-Bot are no longer Bind on Pickup; they can now be caged and you can collect up to 3 of each.

Method and Pargon have both reached 13/14 in SoO.


MAROUK Lvl 90 and plundering the chests on the timeless isle.
Thanks to JUUNO and PIXIE together on the Timeless Isle on friday night.

MAROUK got her Tier 16 gloves this week.


Livestock: Addon to manage pets and mounts summons.

Curse downloadlink:


Voltandra - 600 alchemy to 600 inscription to 600 mining (Sideburnsz question)
Next Everthorn 600 JC to either eng or ench (only ones left) - advice?
Worthy opponents
Secret Aerie
Large pools
The Three Brew Fathers
Fishing Buddy - equipped pole, now see additional stats - awesome
Cloud Serpent rep and racing
Rogues Deck - picked up Fun for the Little Ones in Halfhill
Need farm storage option
Great Plainshawk plummet
Auctionator, Handy Notes (Timeless Isle) and Arkinventory
Leveling mining in Pandaria - pros and cons (nugget convert while on flight)
Voltessa Exalted with Tillers
Voltandra 5000 daily quests
Voltandra harvested a Terrible Turnip!
Voltandra got Thermal Anvil from Blingtron
Voltandra harvest yielded Ruby Shard, 2 Lovely Apples and a Jade Cat in one harvest
DBaD - Blingtron mailbox, fishing in Sri-La Village


Hi Guys!

Was going to send just an email but then I figured you could use a break so I read it on the audio attached.

You have about 90 seconds to go do a bio!

Bye for now


Clan of Darkness

Hey Gang! Have a great show!
Take Care,
Details for the top 25 contest:
Runs from End of Maintenance Oct. 1st to Monday evening 9p.m. pst Oct. 7th!
Top 25 in the weeks guild activity win a prize!
Guaranteed at least 25 gold!
Should be fun!!!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 337 - Oh My God, I Completely Forgot About Brewfest

Aprillian, Grand Nagus, Tedrah and Kameo 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!  I was running late this morning, but here I am & here's my audio!  

/great big hugs!!!

Love ya, Juuno  =D

What We've Been Doing:


Green Fire Quest and pet battles

Grand Nagus Rides Aprillian

Grand Nagus


- Redoing all my Ark Inventory settings
-Calls to Blizzard




Quest: Li Li's Day Off .


- Both encounters with the celestrials so far, didn't produce any loot, DOUBLE GOLD!!!

-LFR SoO I: 2 pieces dropped on regular drops, 1 piece dropped on a bonus roll, total of 3 pieces from 4 bosses + 1 Titan Runestone from the SHA OF PRIDE.


-Gnome Rogue. Lvl 24
-Needs to reach 68 to farm ASSASSINATION set from highlvl Outland 5mans for transmog.



  • Pet battles:
  • 2 new lvl 25 pets.
  • Half a lvl with petbattles
  • listened to latest episode of WOW PET BATTLE CREW where Josh Augustine talkes about the new 5.4 pets and the changes to the racials of the pet families!


got Explore Eastern Kingdoms and working on the rest now
As requested last week, ADDON SPOTLIGHT: Fishing Buddy.


  • Tuesday Did some LFR, Ordos and killed a Celestial on Kameo use 4 bonus rolls and still no loot to be seen .
  • Wednesday More LFR, Ordos and killed a Celestials on Skrubs again 4 bonus rolls no loot uploaded the first wing of Lfr to my youtube page.
  • Thursday took a break but about 11pm noticed it was Pirate's Day so had to log on and see what my panda looked like as a pirate.
  • Friday Realized it was Brewfest time kill Coren Direbrew 470 item lvl trinkets went into TOT got Cage match Achment on the council
  • Saturday More LFR, killed a Celestials on Randapanda got 522 pvp gear still nothing from LFR though got a 535 helm on Kam  

Did flex raid Friday night with Unbroken guild on Sisters of Elune. We downed the first two bosses and made good progress on third.  I got new boots - yay loot. Saturday I tried the proving grounds. Managed to complete the bronze level - took two tries.  Silver is definitely more challenging. I’m not a very good player so going to take some practice.


Mail Bag!

Control-Alt-WoW Gang!
Hail and well met!
So, the Timeless Isle.  Well, I have to say, they’ve done a very interesting job with this one.  I think the quests are …ok. The discovery type quests aren’t as fun as I thought they might be, to my point of view.  Now that we’re into the second week, we get to recycle some of the quests from the first week and kill more stuff for stones and such.  Plus, there’s that Rep Grind with the Emporeror…5 ot 6 or 11 rep points a mob kill. Wow.  It did go much, much faster in a group of five random folks from AIE.  It was uplifting, by the way, to get a random invite from a guildie just because of the tag over my head.  (The funny part was, at one point there were two AIE groups in the area working, and it was one of those ‘Slay them all, let Ordos sort them out..” moments.) I’m also very pleasantly surprised to see Clan of Darkness folks here and there on the Isle!
What has the Isle done for me? Well, in the week before the patch dropped, I actually got a second character to 90.  So, now both Wolfbrother my Paladin and Eranth my Hunter are 90. I ground out the most of the last 5 levels by dungeon, and doing quests while waiting for a dungeon queue.  That said, Wolfbrother went to the isle first, collected a bunch of Timeless Mail armor pieces and sent them to Eranth.  So, Eranth hit the ground running with all purples save his rings, trinkets, neck piece and weapon.  Since then I’ve been collecting lots of leather with Eranth, picked up a ring and neck piece, and upgraded my weapon to the one you can buy with Timeless Coins.  That gets him to about iLevel 488.  About the only thing I see useful for Wolfbrother on the Timeless Isle is for him to collect Timeless Coins so he can get enough to buy those curio’s that upgrade a Timeless Isle armor piece to 533, since most of his gear is in the 502 or 522 range.
I’ve noticed that a number of those wonderful chests that you find about the isle (not the Moss Covered ones), will respawn for you each week to re-loot!  I don’t think I’ve seen any gear from them, but there’s gold, coins and so forth.
I anticipate that the leather market will make a huge decline, since there’s more leather available for skinners there than should be legal.  I was surprised to wake up to find my mailbox full of gold from leather auctions that sold.
There was some hope that we’d see some interesting patterns drop for leatherworkers on the Isle, but I have yet to see one.  Being a fresh 90 still, I don’t have much more than PvP blues that I can make as far as leatherworking gear.  I hope that changes sooner than later.
I’m a bit amazed by how well the phasing is working on the Isle.  The zones that you’re phasing in can’t be more than 50 or 60 meters/yards across.  Mounted up  you can see a bit of lag in the zoning if the Isle is busy on the server(s) you’re on have lots of folks in the zones you’re moving through.  However, the lag hasn’t ever been enough to really cause a problem.
With all these things going on with the Timeless Isle, I still have to work Eranth through the Legendary quests with the Black Prince! I need to queue for more LFR, I suppose.
I’m looking forward to the show.
“Be well…”
Eranth / Wolfbrother
AIE – Earthen Ring

Helloooo CAW Sweeties,

You all know what time it is... Come on - everyone in... It's group huggles time!!!  /squee :)
Hope this finds you all well and having a wonderful week!
It's been a fun and busy week in game... killing and looting! ;)
Can I just now say... I LOVE LOVE  LOVE  Timeless Isle!!!
Been busy killing rares and doing rep and gearing up alt 90's and getting coins AND even managed to smack that Little Tommy Newcomer with his Lil Oondasta pet!!! \o/
Although still no luck with the Pet Battle Scenario I am making headway into working out what works for some fights and what pets I NEED to level!!
If anyone has had any success with getting through the whole thing let us know your secrets!!
Also remember Brewfest has started so Ram Racing is back baby!! Heehaw!! hehe
Anyway Brewfest has been one of my fav World Events so I've included the WoWhead link for those people interested in checking it out!
Well that is all for me this week!
Have a great show!
Lots of love and big huggles
Leeta xoxo

Busy week

Lets see its been a busy week in and out of game lvled a lot and have my baby bro over this week so here’s my audio
Big G

Rogueslayer's week

Hi everyone! The attached audio sums up my week, and also has a few words of wisdom from Voltandra and Everrose. Here's wishing everyone continued good weeks, in game, out of game and everywhere.  Enjoy!

-Voltandra's player

Addon Spotlight!!


Shout Outs & Thank You

Clan of Darkness
Hey Gang! I'll be doing a Cancer Charity Bike ride with my family during recording time so have a great show!!!!
Take Care,

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 336 - A New Day

Aprillian, Leeta, Tedrah and Rogueslayer 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!  This is a quickie... hehe... I hope you're having a great show!  Love ya!!!  

/great big hugs & kisses!

Would you mention that I'm working on a new World of Warcraft specific podcast and that... well... I'm looking for contributors. As in, alllllll those people who put in for the CAW positions left by Ashayo & Jeppy who must be interested in podcasting, and anyone else who maybe is interested in podcasting but can't make the kind of time commitment that CAW requires of it's most wonderful and dedicated hosts...hehe, please hear my call!  I'm looking for people who would like to do 5-20 minute segments on something specific...i.e. a segment on Lore, or Professions, Achievments, Raids, Dungeons, PVP, Macros, Classes/Specs, Forum topics, Pet Battles, Community, etc.  You pick what you'd like your segment to be about, record it, edit it how you wish (including adding the music you want, etc, as long as it's podcast safe, WoW music is okay) and do that twice a month for this new podcast.  You don't have to be an expert, just have enthusiasm and be willing to do the research on your subject!  Anyone interested, please email me at (that's J-U-U-N-O Corner) - Okay, thank you!  Gotta go!  



What We've Been Doing:


Lost my plow. Looked on wowhead:

By iceeagle (11,0753·21·50) on 2012/10/11 (Patch 5.0.5)

If you don't have space in your bags you can safely delete the item. It will appear at the farm, near the other tools.
Tree on 2012/10/12 (Patch 5.0.5)
Not sure why everyone downvotes accurate information. I just deleted mine and sure enough, it's back on the farm, next to the stump.

But not after buying it again from Tina Mudclaw for 75g and then finding I couldn’t get the quest again and had to sell it as 25g.

Did you know you can change your pet’s attack by clicking on the down arrow?


Pandaran dailies
Timeless Isle
Thunder Isle (I know…)


Archy up until 5.4 (working on Mantid) then 5.4 dropped
Pet Battle Scenario - epic fail
Got Timeless Loot upgrades - Chest, Wrist, Waist, Gloves, Ring and Shoulder
iLvl went from 486 to 495
Rolo’s Riddle quest - went for a fly with Highwind Albatross(screenshot included)



From Aaron
Hello everyone on the Caw crew! After everyone burnt out on dailies during 5.0/5.1 and these days a lot of people just can't seem to bare the thought of doing anymore (myself included). I was thinking that doing dailies isn't really what most of us hated. It was the fact that they were used to gate people from other factions... /facepalm, plus the rewards were always the same. Lesser charms, gold and a scrap of valor. As the player base gets older and time becomes much more valuable most of us can't justify spending an hour or two doing dailies for that.
What if in the next expansion we had dailies that did more? You could have daily or weekly solo scenarios that were raid difficulty, but also rewarded raid worthy loot. There could be an epic, open raid-like zone full of daily/weekly quests who's mobs and rewards scaled depending on your group size.  Want to do it solo? O.k your reward is a green or blue. In a 5 man group? The reward's a heroic dungeon epic. Doing it in a 10-25 man raid? The reward's a raid worthy piece of bad ass. I think if you were guaranteed a piece of loot for finishing the quest but it was a random chance out of 4-5 different pieces that would still keep the excitement of not knowing what you were going to get.
I know there are a lot of headaches that could come with something like this and maybe it wouldn't work. I just think daily quests are so boring, not because that's how they have to be but because so far the rewards have been so mediocre. If Bliz wanted to they could make dailies feel epic. I was just wondering what your thoughts were on some

Kameo submission 9-12-13

Greetings C.A.W crew,

It's been a little over a month since I've sent you guys an email, so I suppose it's time for a little update.

My horde rogue Alztraj found a home in Clan of Darkness in early August. It's been a blast and an honor to be among some of the nicest people in the WoW community. A lot of players have trouble finding a great guild to belong to, but I've been lucky to count myself as a member of a couple (shout out to Twilights Children on Eldre'Thalas) and its these guilds that keep me playing.

As for what has been occupying my playtime over the past week? Nothing much but pet battles and archaeology. None of my toons are raid ready and the Timeless Isle is way too crowded. I think I'll let things die down for a week or so before starting. Guess no Alztraj on the Donnie list this week =P.

Before closing, I just want to wish Ashayo and Jeppy the best of luck and I'm expecting great things from those two.

Later for now,

Ularand aka Alztraj

Shout Outs & Thank You

Thanks Leeta for the donation!

Clan of Darkness
Hey Gang here is this weeks audio! Have a great show!
I'll attach a pic of Lisa's toon that I mention from my phone in a separate e-mail!
Take Care,