Monday, January 20, 2014

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 354 - Salute to Stigg

Aprillian, Leeta, Rogueslayer and Tedrah discuss another week of playing World of Warcraft, Blizzard's great MMORPG. With segments by Grand Nagus and Donnie of Clan of Darkness. 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.

Clan  of Darkness II

Juuno and Pixie Girl!

Hi Aprillian, Leeta, Rogueslayer and Tedrah and all of our awesome guildies & friends!
everyone is having a awesome week, in an out game!

I logged onto the game and Kzeah asked me if I had heard Dethstrider's email yet, I told him no then asked if it was going to make me cry. And
he said yes. I then went and downloaded the podcast and Kzeah was right it did make me cry, but was happy that Dethstrider shared this with all of us.
So this weeks email is titled Dethstrider and the family you have found. Yes
Dethstrider your one of us now not so sure you know what you've gotten your self into those lol And normally I don't share what we say on our Facebook guild page, but since you haven't joined us there and yes I understand why. I wanted to share with you the comments that was put there about you :) So here goes this is how much your email touched us all.
Holy cats...catching up on my CAW...just heard Dethstrider's email from #352, made me cry!
Yeah I know
Reminds me of past experiences, my best wishes go out to him
Listening to Dethstrider's Email made me feel honoured to be part of this Great Guild.
It touched me and made me feel soo good at the same time!
It was such a touching email that came straight from the heart! For Deathstryder to share this with us all was not only brave but beautiful and amazingly uplifting! We all have things we struggle with yet this game we all play and love has bought us to this wonderful guild - full of people who have the most giving of hearts and a support network second to none! Again I thank you for being a wonderful part of my life! <3 love and huggles Leeta xoxo
Respect, and love.
It really is great that something like this "game" can stem from it hobbies that turn into communities and from that families grow. The email was touching and to me it is incredible that there is so much trust and love to be able to share it. My heart goes out to all of those with struggles much greater than mine.
As my friends and family have dispersed across the country, schedules make people busy, we dont chat as much as we used to... It is always comforting to know that I can hit play and have these familiar voices being a smile, laugh, or a tear! I am happy to be a part of such a loving family and thanks April for being the foundation of such a warm and welcoming house.

Dethstrider, we all have stories, history, pain, sadness & loss plus happiness too, I think that's where this game has brought so many of us together. We not only share the game but our lives as well, maybe our hopes, dreams and such. I wake every morning hoping that the lost of my husband was only a bad dream, open my eyes to find that it wasn't then the tears fall. Losing someone you've loved is not easy, and healing depends on the person, there is not any set time for grieving. Jimmie has been gone now almost five years, yet every single day & night my very soul cries, I miss the small things, his touch, laughter, the smell of him, the glen in his eyes when he was up to no good. But now my day's aren't so dark, and when I'm sad I know that all of you are just a click away, so my new found friend you have a new family. And don't think for one second your alone in this your not, if you need to talk will all be there to listen. And do not think we won't understand we will, for most of us has been where you are now at some point in our lives. I want to thank you for sharing your life with us and I'm sending you a great big hug!

Hugs & Kisses
For the Clan of Darkness & Dethstrider!
PS Shout out too Pontis I'm so happy your back!
Shout out to Segwick glad you've joined us
and shout out too all of our new guild mates Welcome!


Hello Caw darlings!  I hope you have a great ya!


What We've Been Doing:


Out on Timeless Isle when I should be editing the podcast. Epril got Bonkers on her second key:

Got a cloth AB helm on Astara and a plate one on Aprillian But they couldn’t trade. Also looted my first Burden on Aprillian, upgraded a nice piece for her.

Feel silly, hadn’t been back to the Enchanter trainer for the Sha Crystal create spell.

How do your organize your log in page?

Got another Burden, this time on Epril. Trying to get a nice piece for her to upgrade.

Pally farming

Grand Nagus took in my living steel and spit out a pet!


1/ CoD - Timeless Isle - Practiced tanking mobs on my Death Knight with Wingy’s help and heals
Later in week we ventured into dungeon where I tanked, Aussie healed, Wingy, Mata and Cloggie were DPS. I got through it without dying \o/
Really was great fun tanking :) though a little stressful lol
2/ Removing Parental Control off Battlenet account -
Took me some time to sort this out as I did not realise Blizzard had changed how to do this.
Was easy once I sent them photo of Driver’s Licence and was able to Live Chat with a GM.
Shout out to GM Illiahlyn for their wonderful assistance!
3/ Dig Dig Digging - Spent some time on Leeta digging up Pandaria - got the Achievement “Is Another Man’s Treasure” and earned the Relic Hunter Title



Rogueslayer (CoD)
  • Didn’t die once in Hellfire Penninsula. Diggin’ the warlock
  • Level 60 after the show last week!
  • “Friends in Even Higher Places” achievement - X-53 Touring Rocket (2 seater)!! (screenshot)
  • Flew right into Telredor - died, died, died
  • Level 63, Terrokar Forest
  • Whisper spammed by “Blizzard Administrator; Game Master” / Hearthstone spam email
  • Julie can herb from the back of the rocket. Took Coolchic around Hillsbrad Foothills to level herbs and mining


Kindness Goes a Long Way

Gidday Ladies.

I would love to start off by saying Thank you for putting out an entertaining podcast every week.

The main reason for this email is to let you all know about a player i came across on Earthen Ring  horde side called Brina.

This player whilst i was asking in trade, 'Who would like to come and run Black Temple with me', responded with another question. They wanted to know how i got the funny symbol above my Warlock's name. I proceeded to let them know exactly how to do it and wished them a good day once i had explained it.
Now i would be happy to just of had that very friendly polite conversation with a player i had not talk to before, but no.

They sent me a letter in the mail and this is what it said.
From one friendly player to another. I know it's late but i believe in paying it forward! :)
from Brina.

I was blown away by this very kind email. WOW. but it does not stop here oh no.

There is no steak knives, but let me tell you the 100 gold they sent me should certainly buy me a nice set off the Auction House.

Having this interaction has left me feel wonderful. so Brina if you are listening to this. i thank you.

It has also lead me to ask you Ladies, how about having a segment where we publically praise players for doing certain things we think is worthy on the podcast. I for one am in favour.

Thank again ladies and keep up the good work.

Wingy of Earthen Ring and Aerie Peak
For Alliance
For the Horde
And for Brina the Legend.

First time email

Hello Ctrl Alt Wow!
This is Ludoshock here. I have been a long time listener to the show and have to say you gals are very entertaining. I love listening to the podcast while I'm at work. Helps the night go faster. I myself love making alts and just made one on Earthen Ring the other day and was lucky enough to get an invite to Clan of Darkness from Leeta(Thank You!) and I told her I would email the show as soon as I could lol. So here it is. I was very excited to be able to join you all because I hear all the fun you have on the podcast and the events the guild does and I have really been searching for a guild like this. I even plan to possibly transfer my main prot warrior(Ludovic, which is what I usually go by) over soon if everything goes well. I look forward to joining you all in many moments of mischief and fun in the future. I am here to help any way I can so feel free to ask. Thank you again for allowing me to join!
For the Horde!
For Clan Of Darkness!
Your up and coming orc shaman,

MATA's Overwhelming Competition

This is the story about my first experience in the game that led me into Stormwind. I hope you like it.
Here is some back ground. I joined the game because a friend i knew played it and i would often go around to his house to watch him play. I got hooked. So here i am sitting at the creation screen unable to choose how i wanted my character looked like. I felt it was important so i spent atleast an hour choosing my name, let alone 2 hours fine tuning him before i logged in. A movie trailer into to the area i was going to start in!!! What a game!!! I had never seen this before. At this stage i read and re-read atleast 10 times the paper game manuel so i sort of knew a little of what to do.I knew i was in for an adventure of a lifetime.

Hi, my names Zorne.
I'm a Paladin. I was born 8 years ago at a cathedral in Elewyn Forest, and this is my story.

Yellow marker!!! Whats this? i'll click on it. oh its telling me what to do. (very pushy game.. :)
Go kill 6 wolves.
I went over to one, but before i got close, it started attacking me.. Nothing's gonna kill the Mighty Zorne !!!!! I hacked and slashed at it and finally i was victorious.
I finished that quest and went back to Marshall McBride to hand in. I ran all over that place and man it was big. Well, big in my eyes. Then i got a quest to head to a town called goldshire. I was so amazed When i got there. The world seemed so huge and full of stuff to discover, and the idea that all the characters running around were other people was incredible.

Now im a very adventurous person, so i decided, once i had seen all there was, I'd head up the first path to the right. But before i got there a cut purse ran out and started attacking me. Out came the 2 handed mace and bam bam bam it was over. I looked up and noticed in a distance a big castle, and well i love castles in RL, i knew i had to check it out. But i was cautious as two things i hadn't even attacked wanted me dead.. Me!!! Didn't they know who i was?  I was almost at the gate when i came across another player called Kira Songshine. It said she was a baker. I was able to click on her and see what she had to sell. I had played a few other games so i knew about trading and this is what i thought Kira was. Later on i found out she was a non player character.. haha i laughed so hard. such a noob.

I got just inside the gates and stop. By this stage i was so emersed into the game i didnt realise the time.Too bad, sleep can wait fortomorrow. It told me i was at a place called Stormwind. I ran a bit further and came across the trade district.. trade district? i thought this was Stormwind. Where am i? I notice players running here there and everywhere. What are they doing? Where are they going? I'm gonna follow. I ran around Stormwind for the next 4 hours exploring, What a place and Man what a game. I was so Overwhelmed at this point that i logged out. How do i log out? esc key?  ahh there it is. /esc

And that is my story of the first time i played wow. I later found out that there was a key i could press that opened up the entire world map!!!!! Stormwind wasnt the game?

Cheers Wingy

Slow week

Sorry it’s been a slow week with lots of work and a lil WoW time like to send out a shout out to pixie girl no idea whats wrong but big hugs anyway and to the rest of the Friday night raiders it was fun sorry I dragged you all down.
Big G

Hello CAW

Dear Ctrl Alt Wow

Long time listener, first time writing in. First off would like to thank you all for all your hard work keeping the show running for so many years! I love the way you guys just play your own way; for the love of the game! The show has obviously been through some changes in the years; It has been sad to see some of the old hosts go but happy to see the new ones arrive :) A few years ago I started a trail US account - logged on and saw a few Clan of Darkness members running around, including Varishna! I was happy and excited to start my new adventures on Earthern Ring -on my new Orc Shaman- but sadly my launcher decided -in its wisdom- to revert back to the EU :| So sadly I gave up! Maybe I should invest and try again? I believe you have to actually buy a US copy of the game? Would love to join you guys at some point in the future.. Maybe Jeppy, Grand Nagus or Raven could shed some light on how they did it?

My week in wow! Now this was a very strange, yet very fruitful week!!
As I entered Karazhan for about the 30/40th time - thinking 'it won't drop' but I was WRONG - and I am now the owner of the Fiery Warhorse!! I then proceeded to have a quick fly around Storm Peaks (which I have never done before) to have a quick look for the Time-lost Proto-drake.. As I entered the area I changed my mind on the direction I would take and all over a sudden NPC_Scan alerted! I quickly flew down and ganked the drake, and am now the owner of The Reins of the Time-lost Proto-drake! So after this -feeling lucky- I decided pop to the Isle of Quel'Danas and into the Magisters' Terrace, killed Kael'thas and bang! The Reins of the White Hawkstrider dropped!! I couldn't believe it! So feeling even luckier I took myself off to Stratholme, killed Lord Aurius Rivendare and bang! The Deathcharger's Reins
dropped!!! I couldn't believe it all these rare, very rare and super rare mounts all dropped within a day or two! Happy happy!! :)

I am currently on a wowcation for a week and working on 'The Insane' 'Of the Alliance/Horde' (which will eventually lead to ' the Bloodthirsty') and 'Battlemaster' titles!! Grinding my way through the reps, honor kills and various other bits and bobs whilst building an army of PVP characters including Priests, Mages and Rogues!

Anyway, thought it was about time I wrote in and showed my appreciation for the show after being entertained by all you guys for many years!!

So thank you Ctrl Alt Wow, Clan of Darkness and its many contributors!

Many thanks,
Kep Gnome Mage of the 'Fat Frog Conspiracy' Argent Dawn EU
and many, many alts!

Addon Spotlight:

with Grand Nagus
Green Wall

Shout Outs & Thank You

Clan of Darkness

Hey gang! Here is this weeks audio! Have a great show!
Take Care,
Donnie’s Audio
Hello Ctrlaltwow Crew
It has never happened that I write to you 2 weeks in a row but I come bearing a gift.
I won the top 25 in Guild activity competition we had last week in the game. I won an Armored Bloodwing and I thank Donnie for the gift. I already have this mount so I thought I would give it to you Ladies to give away.
You might be able to have a competition of your own and get somebody to make you a new Email bumper.
Anyway I love the new line up. You Ladies are awesome. Have a great week.
Sincerely Matahorn
Ps I must thank Donnie for letting me give away my prize.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 353 - Darkmoon Faire Fallout!

Aprillian, Leeta, Rogueslayer and Tedrah discuss another week of playing World of Warcraft, Blizzard's great MMORPG. With segments by Grand Nagus and Donnie of Clan of Darkness. 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 Pixie Girl!

Hello Ctrl Alt Wow Darlings!

I hope everyone's doing well this week!  I wasn't feeling so hot when we recorded this last night, but hopefully it still sounds great...lots of other great voices to hear...hehehe... =D

After the recording, Tiber, Grand Nagus, Donnie and I tromped out to the Isle of Thunder, spent about two hours or so murdering all of the Animated Warriors we could find, and got all of our reputation up to Exalted with the Black Prince!  It was great!!  Thanks again guys!  

Also, attached is a screen shot of the mighty Clan of Darkness after our first successful Heroic Sinestra kill!  Woot!!!  It was GREAT! It was easy once we figured out the strat!  Also, I accidentally rolled "need" on EVERYTHING... I was so horrified when I realized this and then gave everything away, but still...what an awful feeling that was...hehehehee.  <=S  I swear I'm not a ninja looter!  *giggle*  Anyway, have a great week!!

Love you ladies, great big hugs & kisses,

Juuno & Pixie  =D

What We've Been Doing:


Missed a day of farming and fell behind on mats for living steela
kyprite is breaking me.

Got a special gift in the mail from the lovely Leeta. Named her Leeta and almost killed her.



1/ DMF - Dinged Lvl 51 on my Monk and Lvl 49 on my Warlock on Earthen Ring
Jeremy Feasel is still a weasel!!
2/ TNAK - Mage hit Lvl74
Did a few dungeon runs - Azjol-Nerub and The Nexus
*see screenshots**Guild run on Azjol-Nerub
Guild run on The Nexus
3/ Warlocks - Hit Lvl30
Did a few dungeon runs - Gnomergan and Scarlet Monastary

Meeting stone outside Scarlet Monastary

Drain life shot
Warlock power!
4/ Clan of Darkness - Vault of Archavon - no mount dropped
Malagos - no mount dropped
Heroic Sinestra - Guild Achievement and Title
Shot from way above The Nexus in Coldarra looking straight down - Wingy on his Sandstone Drake and me on my Death Knight
Shot of CoD after Heroic Sinestra is down!!


Amber alert on iOS7
Deronia - lvl 60 gnome mage in Knights of Good on Zangarmarsh
  • Peddlefeet flies along with your mount (screenshot)

Empierce (85 NE Hunter, KoG, Z-marsh)
  • stopped by the Crazy Cat Lady’s house and picked up Cornish Rex, Silver Tabby and Bombay Cats (324 unique)
Tinkbelltrix (CAW) - lvl herb, mining and to 20 to catch up to Juljam with riding
  • Trained for pet battles, but haven’t started
  • Overwhelmed by DMF. Will try again when we’re in the same place.
  • Totally overzoned for mining/herbing. Have to take her back to some lower zones to catch them up.
  • She didn’t like the swampy part near Brackenwall Village - too many dyings.
  • Tue Drove Miss Julie around for valet herbing and mining. She enjoyed that.
  • Discovered the ultimate thrill of smelting and smelting and smelting.
  • Phasing issue at Northern/Southern Barrens border? She gets ejected, sometimes gets stuck
  • She stayed up until 11:30 one night. Next night I said goodnight, she barely looked up as I ended the call! She was up to 12:30 that night.
  • Running around Loch Modan - took her to the trainer next night
  • “Why can’t I summon the tundra mount?”


Hello everyone,
I would first like to say it was a great pleasure to meet you Friday night running dungeons. I was so nice to actually see thank yours and other kind words. After words I felt really bad I let your tank die. I though I could get a beer before he needed healing. But I was wrong
That is way I am preparing my Druid Healer to move to your server and become part of your guild. That is if yall will have me.
But first let me give you a little life history about me.
Early Early in the days there was a great game called Everquest or as most called it Evercrack. Yep played it, played a Druid and a Necro and just loved it I think I played it for like 3 yrs. Then in the far reaches of space came a game called Star Wars Galaxy ( SWG). I just loved this game and loved it always to the end when Sony came in and destroyed it. I left with a deep empty volved in my life. Had a Imp guild and we built a city it was great. not sure how many yrs I played it but I think I live there quite a bit.
Then there was a  couple low games like EQ2, Conan, etc.
Then came WOW and it first it was a so so game with lag that could stop a city. I remember when you went into Org you had to look at the ground as you ran due to the lag being so bad. But it was a hit with me and my friends and I think we settled in on Darkspear. We always played the Horde never the other side. Its funny back then u didn't if anyone found out you where labled a spy and booted out. I to have had many alts on weekend nights we would go to the Barrens get drunk ( RL drunk) and run our chars off one of the high mountains and kill them. I still have 1 char from my early days of playing and that is my Hunter Salmonhunter. I do not play him any more but he was king in his days. in my life in WOW I have had 2 guilds under my control and they where fun and kinda like family. Its been along time since I've seen that.
I've seen this game go from worse to better to bad to good. I've heard the cries from the people complaining about how other chars are so OP or its to hard, mainly from kids. I think it pretty sad.
Right now I have 4 lvl 90's one Ill be moving to your server Badgugu and some lower 80's thru 60's sitting on Darkspear.
Well I feel I've probly ramble to much so Ill be leaving now.
I just love the pod cast they are so funny.
David T. Barber
Badgugu     Druid Healer
Rustybone Arms Warrior
Dirtymartini  Pally Healer
Icbones        Lock

Kameo saying HI

I love u all hope all is well :)

Hi CAW ladies, boys and girls!

And gentlemen too - there are lots of them here!

Just wanted to wish you guys a happy New Year!  I've been so busy with family, so I'm like 3 episodes behind, but I hope to catch up soon! From what I can gather, you guys are keeping so busy with raids and stuff! Good for you!

I'm mostly logging in to my main account to manage profession dailies and maintain their stuff - you know - make sure no one goes hungry on my account!

And, of course, I am still leveling all my favorite pets - trying to get at least 3 to 25 each week - not always succeeding, but eventually, they will all get there!

I tried out multi-boxing - I would tell you about it, but I think Jeppy has exclusive rights on The Duvet Cave this week (fingers crossed we get it together lol)!

Much love to you all!



Kurly Audio

Depressing week

Well its been a busy depressing week and here’s my audio

Big G

Addon Spotlight:

with Grand Nagus

Shout Outs & Thank You

Thanks Strumpet for your generous donation.
Hi April,
I previously won a Hearthstone beta invite.  Recently, Blizzard sent me another one.  I know the invites aren't very scarce any more, but if you would like this one to give away on the show, or if someone on the cast would like to use it, the code is:
I hope someone will get some fun from it,

Clan of Darkness

Hello Ctrlaltwow Crew
It has never happened that I write to you 2 weeks in a row but I come bearing a gift.
I won the top 25 in Guild activity competition we had last week in the game. I won an Armored Bloodwing and I thank Donnie for the gift. I already have this mount so I thought I would give it to you Ladies to give away.
You might be able to have a competition of your own and get somebody to make you a new Email bumper.
Anyway I love the new line up. You Ladies are awesome. Have a great week.
Sincerely Matahorn
Ps I must thank Donnie for letting me give away my prize.