Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 358 - Leeta Takes a Holiday

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 ctrlaltwow@gmail.com 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 ladies of CAW!  Please disregard my earlier email as I was able to convert it to audio!  I hope you're all doing great!!!  

/great big hugs & kisses!

Juuno (and Pixiegirl!)

Love you!!!!

Good afternoon Aprillian, Rogueslayer, Tedra and the other awesome co-host you have this week :)
 Hope everyone is doing great in and out of the game!
Aprillian thank you for asking me too join you on the show, would have loved to but as you know came down with some cold thingy. Which is trying to kick my butt really I sound like a murlock!
But do feel a little better today except the coughing O' well what ya goin do right, it is that time of year.

Any how this week on the game my mage (Kiche) got a hardened shell, which I had no idea what to do with since it just says Throw to dismount the target. So I tried throwing it several other players, nope didn't do anything. Tried throwing it at critter's still nothing, Then this flagged Ally came along, and O' yeah it worked!! He had his back to me so guessing he didn't see who or what hit him, and me I ran for the flight guy!! I laughed so hard I cried, and him he was not happy but I safely got away lol  

Well hope our sweet Leeta is having a great time, the pictures she posted are beautiful! Thanks Leeta for sharing your wonderful country with us :)
That's it for me I'm off for a nap, not sure I'll make the raid tonight but may check in on all of you so have fun.

Love Pixie & Juuno
For the horde & Clan of Darkness

What We've Been Doing:


So sick of my bags being full. I put a bunch of Epril’s gems on ah and sold a bunch to the vendor. Ended up making a ton on the AH.

Cho sent me a red cricket pet, how nice and it was rare!

Armory update

Farming with the pally, facepalm

Grand Nagus

Going for the world event achievement of „Love is in the Air
Hartnell helped me out on „Lonley“, meeting up with me in Dalaran.

Chocolate disapears after loggout?
Reins of the Thundering Onyx Cloud Serpent Trelane and Ràvn on TI Ràvn
Going all out on The Tillers, next goal ist he School Bell for 50 Ironpaw tokens got 26 now,
cooking daylies and fishing to get fish to turn in for tokens,
trying to get Ancient pandaren fishing charm.
Got Death Adder Hatchling
2 more Secrets of the Empire then solo scenario with Wrathion

Reached Level 87 yesterday and is at 585 Jewelcrafting now.
Wanrong to be the next 90 for me
Remember everyone to check for the fish of the day, if you need any specific fish  before flying around the world


What’s up with the no warning Wednesday realm maintenance?
  • Sold 10 Sea Mist Noodles for 20g each. Rewards from post-The Way dailies
  • I finally understood my Void Lord!  “I will lead us into battle.”
  • Tirion Fordring reminds me of Bill Murray impersonating Richard Burton. “The time for the Argent Crusade is now!”
  • Baron Silver - “Tomorrow is another day.” I’m picturing him at Tara.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-OoIvgtuzs
  • Saturday Crocolisk in the City quest! Got Snarly - the one I already had from I don’t remember when!
    • Voltandra and Narendra got Muckbreath
    • Everrose - Chuck
    • Voltessa - Snarly #3
    • Voltantrum - Toothy
  • Saturday night - lvl 80. Breaking the Sound Barrier left me with 362 gold…
  • Captured rares: Ash Lizard, Deepholm Cockroach, Malayan Quillrat #3. Had a rare Fungal Moth within reach, but died after three failed traps
  • Sunday - archy from 13-207 (80.34 - 80.84) - I Had It in My Hand (find a rare), Digger (10 common)
  • Used my Demonic Circle successfully against Baron Geddon
  • Got stuck at 499 herbing. The 425 herbs were grey, next up were red. Bought an Herbalists’ Spade from Felika, +10, went Whiptail farming in Uldum (at lvl 81). Looted pristine hide.
  • Working Around the Clock (two primary prof to 525)
  • 85 on Monday!  
  • Green Acres (harvest something)
  • Illustrious Grand Master cook
  • Near 86, did pet battles to 86 then jumped off Serpent’s Spine and ran to Shrine of Two Moons. Back at Halfhill, leveled up to The Ways quests, needed fish ingredients…
  • Fish or Cut Bait: Orgrimmar (still no Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat…)
  • Tiny Green Carp triggered 1000 fish

  • Found I had left her at Herbalism 1 when dumped Enchanting!


Falling, but winning
Dear CtrlAltWow,

This week I encountered a terrible beast, huge as a mountain, strong as an army of orcs.
Never before has I been so afraid of my life.
This monster chased me through the woods, and I was screaming, looking for an escape.
I saw a river an plunged into it, but the beast followed.
Then when I had lost all hope, I heared this mighty roar, like thunder.
A waterfall! I said to myself, this is my last chance, and I let the water take me.
Falling, I cought a glimpse of the beast staring down at me.
I bruised my back, but I was alive. And the beast did not follow.

I hope my letter find you all in good health and spirit,
and remember,
to take a fall, can save your life.

For the horde,

Well this week has been better than the last with the whole lack of grandfather being rushed to hospital and (family drama)  and here’s my audio

Big G

Hello from Hartnell
Hello CAW Ladies!
Well, I've been spoiled for choice after having five characters restored, so I did the natural thing and rolled a new monk. Haha.
I have actually been pretty focused though, mostly playing Hartnell. It's 2012 over here basically as I am doing a lot of initial end game stuff for the first time. On top of that I'm listening to CAW episodes I missed from early MoP days so... Grata Ashayo on your Giant Sewer Rat!
Speaking of pets, I was overcome with gambling fever and blew all my coins on Timeless Chests. Fortunately, I got Bonkers in the process. Ook!
I did LFR for the first time, clearing Mogu'shan and Terrace of Endless Springs. I suspect these were tougher when people were less geared but I was pleased that I was never last on the healing meter. Got a couple upgrades and some sigils for the first part of the legendary cloak quest. Hartnell doesn't look quite as tough holding a fan instead of a shield but, hey, it's all about the iLevel I guess.
Other than that, I got exalted with the Tillers and there's currently a mushan bashing his head against a boulder in my farm. Don't trample the crops!!! And I leveled my Draenei DK from 80 to 84 and did some pet battles on my priest. Got my first level 10 pet. Seems to be a bit of a grind, yeah? Unless I'm doing something wrong.
Anyway, loving be a part of CoD and loving the podcast.
For the Horde, for the red blossom leeks (they make the Halfhill world go 'round) and for the TARDIS,

ok I finally sent a audio in. I was nervious as you can here it in my voice so be nice.


Addon Spotlight:

with Grand Nagus

General advice on updating your addons Curse Client or Wow Matrix

CoD Leveling

Note on levels - Nothing on Friday, tons on Sunday, then this week 3 days of maintenance

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:
  • Segwick
  • Stegatamed
  • McKay
  • Matahornne

Shout Outs & Thank You

Ravn contest

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.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 357 - Jeppy's back in game, kind of sort of

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 ctrlaltwow@gmail.com 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!

Hi Aprillian, Leeta, Rogueslayer and Tedrah and all of our awesome guildies & friends!
everyone is having a awesome week, in an out game! And Valentine's Day :)

really anything too talk about this week, I'm still coasting as far as the game goes but doing a lot better as far as my mood goes. Have played some and did the Friday night run which was a lot of fun even with well wasted or should I say drunk guild mates lol Not saying who either they know who they were, but I think they
had a lot of fun. Between slurred words and running into walls we got it all done, no mounts dropped but there was a pet or two that did. I also got thanks too Rokwyn a and very lovely yellow dress which I transmogged and my lock is now wearing (picture included). Which got me started doing the other girls, aw a new addiction to add to the ever growing list of wow things. But really we need a closet, to hang all our lovely clothes, so we have daily change of clothes to wear don't you think?
You know I really thought about not playing at all just give up be done with it, only I can't cause I miss all of you. Like I've said in the past you have become apart of my family, and I found out that even in the bad times you care. You have no idea what that means to me, so thank you so very much for all of your support and caring. And next time if
it happens again I'll try and say something instead of just up and leaving like I did. The only one to blame for this is me, done of you did anything my world just crashed. I'm blaming old man winter and cabin fever plus Jimmie for leaving like he did, yes sometimes I'm still mad at him! Really I think we need a coffee hour on the game so we can talk about what ever we want too, this way Big Steve has someone to drink coffee with and so will I :) Willopelt told me if I didn't bring my girls back he would quit, can't have that!

Anyway that's been my week

Love you Pixie
For the horde & Clan of Darkness
pictures: Phenelope (lock) Kiche (mage) Mourtisha (DK)

What We've Been Doing:



1/ TNAK - Mage dinged Lvl80!
Ran some dungeons  - First one “Dick of the Week” - the hunter ninjaed the tanking ring that dropped from the final boss which was an upgrade for Cloggie’s Warrior.
Second dungeon we ran - had Lvl80 Shaman who pretty much soloed it while we all ran behind looting lol
Check out the screenshot of health of Shaman compared to our toons - Shaman over 55k and we were all arounf 17k! Hence why he was pretty muchly one shotting mobs! We all thought it was pretty hilarious :)
2/ CoD - Tanked Gates of the Setting Sun on my DK with Ashayo, Wingy, Cloggie and Marconin. Had great fun :)
3/ Lunar Festival - So far have run my 4 90’s everynight and no luck on mount.
Funny how there is an instant queue when I tank it on my DK - As opposed to waiting for group to form when I am on a DPS toon.
4/ Fishing in Kun Lai - Wingy, GrandNagus and myself had some guild fishing bonding as the fish of the day was Spinefish and mass pools in Kun Lai
Even fished up Krakkanon :)
*see screenshots*
Between the 3 of us over 1 hour fishing we got 474 items! Though no Fishy pet! :(
Also spent 4hrs the next day fishing - and still no luck on the pet!
5/ Warlocks - Ran Scarlet Monastery - Lvl33 - 34
*see screenshots*
Ran Maraudon - Lvl34 - 36
*see screenshots*
6/ Baby Warlock Horde CoD Leetta hit Lvl60 - yay Outlands… again!!
7/ Dark Soil OCD - flying around and around and around! Obessive slightly! ;)
8/ Guested on Let’s WoW Podcast with Ghemit, Dae and Uno - had alot of fun!


Rogueslayer (CoD)
  • After show fully logged out, top hat was gone. Seems only to stay through character logout, not exit game.
  • Saturday looted: Bad Clams, Haunted Herring, Last Week’s Mammoth
  • Saturday lvl 70, but 2000 gold short. Everrose sent -> The Right Stuff!
  • Monday did dailies round - Dalaran cook/fish, Kaskala, Orgrimmar cook/fish, Old Man Barlo, Shattrath master pet tamer, The Rokk cook (had to go to Eco-Domes, had no flight paths in Blade’s Edge or Netherstorm)
  • Tuesday same (72.35 - 72.77%), then added Conquest Hold daily at 73. Stormchops recipe from The Rokk
  • Wednesday dailies, plus Spirits of Auchindon, Moa’ki Harbor, Blue Sky Logging and Venture Bay  (73.31 -  74.04%) - Recipe for Delicious Chocolate Cake
  • Thursday dailies, add Zul’Drak (except Truth Serum - ugh) - (74.83 - 75.46%) - Our Daily Bread (Dalaran cooking dailies), Kickin’ It Up a Notch (The Rokk dailies), Tasty Cupcake recipe
  • Friday dailies - (76.97 - 77.62%) - 50 Cooking Awards (Dalaran). Was just shy of Dalaran flight deck when server restart hit. What’s up with Friday restart? Spun Truesilver Fishing Line (+3 fishing enchant to pole)
  • Gymer, King of Storm Giants corpse in Legendary Leathers (Glowergold’s place) - screenshot
  • Weather-beaten fishing journal
  • Was online Wednesday when Danarra completed What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been!
  • Working Day and Night (450 in two primary prof)
  • Lvl 75 - Chose Grimoire of Supremacy - badass minions!
  • Luyu Moth to 25
  • Landed in Sholazar, picked an herb, saw a stubborn weed from the farm. I wanted to go pull it out! (screenshot)
  • Could a more experienced warlock explain the value of Demonic Circle Summon/Teleport?

  • Growing ore



Good Day Ladies,

Just wanted to send a quick update. Unfortunately I had to have neck surgery last week due to a compressed disk which was causing numbness down my left arm. Everything went well and I am on my way to recovering. Needless to say I have been slowed down a bit, but not out :)

I was able to get the Swift White Hawkstrider from Heroic MT, as well as the Rivendare's charger, and the Blue proto-drake from Heroic UP too, which made me feel very good.

I wish you all the best and hope to be back at full speed soon.

Clan of Darkness

For the Horde, Alliance, and full mobility :)....

Message from Hartnell

Hello Ctrl Alt Wow! This is Hartnell. I am happy to report I had a great week in game. It started off good with my first visit to the UStream chat room. Later that night I joined the raid group and got no less that 17 achievements! I also got to see C'Thun in AQ40 finally and, by the way, Grand Nagus deserves recognition for the way in which he makes sure that no one participating gets forgotten as the group moves around Azeroth. I was impressed.

As for the rest of my week, I hope you'll allow me a few more moments to tell a little story. I mentioned in my last email that I rolled Hartnell as a new character when I returned to the game at the end of 2011. This was also a new account as I knew that I had deleted all of the characters on my old account when I quit the game. Yes, I had done that dreaded thing.

While I know those listening can understand what a loss I inflicted on myself, I trust that many also know what it is like to hit a low point in life. It wasn't the game's fault, but it was what I needed to do at the time, it seems. Thankfully, I can say that things have only got better since then and I am quite happy today.

Well, with account-wide achievements, mounts and pets now a reality, I began wondering if adding my old account to my Battle.net would recover my past accomplishments. I did so, created a character and: nothing. Oh well. I decided to chat with a GM as a last step and then forget about the idea.

GM Roobear pointed out the obvious: the achievements, mounts and pets must first be on a character. Logging in on that toon then triggers those things to be shared with the Battle.net account. Makes sense. Again: oh well; I love my Orc shaman; back to Tillers dailies.

But wait, what's this from GM Roobear? "I went ahead and restored all of the characters on the account that I could." WHAT? Just like that, without me even suggesting the idea? I thanked him profusely and then logged in to see what had been restored.

Well, I nearly burst into tears. There was the level 60 undead priest I had mostly played during vanilla WoW. There was the human warlock, level 71 that was my primary Burning Crusade character; and my other BC toon, a 67 hunter with a bag full of now grey arrow stacks; and finally my two mains for Wrath: an 80 Draenei Death Knight and Hartnell's predecessor, a level 84 orc shaman, the character I was playing when I hit rock bottom during the early months of Cataclysm (not Deepholm, but in real life haha).

My achievements points jumped from around 2600 to 5900. My mounts increased to 75. My number of unique pets went from 75 to 127 getting me two more pets from achievements. WOW!

Needless to say, I'm overwhelmed. I never thought to ask for all of this back. Since it was my own fault, I had accepted the loss. Thank you Roobear so much. And thank you CAW hosts and listeners for forgiving the length of this email and allowing me to share my joy with you.

For the Horde, For the Clan of Darkness, and For the TARDIS,


Dear CtrlAltWoW !

My tauren alt, Rávnhall, experienced something the other day that made him very upset,
in fact, so upset that he decided to write a letter to Blizzard.

Dear Blizzard,
To my horror I experienced difficulties getting in the door at Plate-n-chain in Ratchet, yes I am a tauren, and yes I am big boned, but can you please remove, or hang a bit higher the hearts in the doorway, because they obstruct my tauren from gettin in! *sobs
Thank you.
#11 day ago

ShaonvesCustomer Service Representative
HALLIDY DOODILY!! I am Game Master Shaonves!! The Cupcake Master of the GM!

I have come from far and wide to guide you though your victories and special wishes for you to use. I've had a chance to glance in our record books for your ticket, I have arrived here today to offer you some news.

So I see your MooCowey ness is having an issue with a doorway. No matter Mr. Ràvnhall, I've come with a simple solution till the hearts go away. If you walk up to the doorway and jump into the door, it shuold let your though. As much as it pains me to say, I took over your Mootastic to see what you were referring to. As I jumped at the door, to my dismay... IT LET ME IN! :D! But don't worry, I used my magical cupcake abilities to place you back to where you needed to be. Right when you had logged off.

If you have any questions, or would like to chit chat with us more about this issue, please click "I still have a problem" above. I wish you the best of gaming and only hope your battles and quests are victorious!

With Cupcakes and Magical Spirits
Game Master Shaonves
Blizzard Entertainment

Bad Week
Well lets see this week has been worse than a unicorn somersault it started out well and well it went down hill the rest of it so here’s my audio

Big G

Addon Spotlight:

with Grand Nagus
Addon Spotlight CAW 357:

Clan of Darkness Guildie Achievements

Top 10 (screenshot Monday evening)

Milestones in leveling (Wednesday 2/5 through Monday 2/9 - apologies for any from Tuesday):
  • 10
    • Stegatamed
  • 20
    • Cimmeril
    • Stegatamed
    • Ravnhall
  • 40
    • Robsta
    • Flambay
    • Shaggadin
    • Millyfox
    • Carreth
  • 50
    • Taureniquet
    • Icybellina
    • Johnnylockz
  • 70
    • Rogueslayer
    • Tirisfel
  • 80
    • Golsham
  • 85
    • Golsham

Shout Outs & Thank You

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.