Sunday, August 23, 2020

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 676 - Pre Patch Scourge In September?

 Recording Sunday, August 23, 2020 1700


Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 676 - Pre Patch Scourge In September?


Aprillian, Constraxx, Grand Nagus and guest hosts discuss another week of playing World of Warcraft, Blizzard's greatest MMORPG. The show features audio segments and email submissions from our lovely listeners. Guild Round up from Constraxx.

If you want to join the conversations on the show, we have a live chatroom with in-game giveaways moderated by chatroom-guru Constraxx. We record Live on our Twitch.tv page twitch.tv/ctrlaltwowpodcast

We also have an ongoing contest. Send an email to ctrlaltwow@gmail.com telling us how you play WoW, either as an altoholic or dealing with it in your family life to being placed in a drawing for a WoW Pet or an Authenticator.



This week in WoW:


ONGOING :             


ENDING Tuesday (reset) : Arena Skirmish Bonus Event ends.

                                       PvP Brawl: Deep Six ends

BEGINS Tuesday (reset): World Quest Bonus Event begins.



What We've Been Doing:

Pre patch might come next month


Aprillian



Constraxx

Shared Aoenaxx Kill…

Questapalooza, clearing quest log on as many characters as possible…

Leveling baby Highmountain Druid. 27


Grand Nagus

Trelane’s progress:

Thanks to Constraxx for the Reins of the Phosphorescent Stone Drake from Aeonaxx in Deepholme.

Got Exalted with The Unshackled

Started the Mechagon experience and got Explore Mechagon



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Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 675 - Bring Out Yer Dead!

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I've been playing WoW on and off since Open Beta in 2004... on a Mac! Just found your podcast and live it. Keep up the good work! 










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Each week GrandNagus takes a closer look at some of the most useful World of Warcraft addons out there.

Addon(s) of the week: Character Achievements.


Character Achievements is an addon that modifies the display of achievements in order to easily distinguish those earned by your current character and those earned by another character on your account. A check button is added to the Achievement Frame that allows for quick and easy switching between the styles and updates your achievement points accordingly.


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You can find GrandNagus on Twitter @GrandNagus1, or by email at towerofcommerce@gmail.com


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Guild Updates: XXX-XXX

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Last week’s 120’s: Razzi


Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:

Greenskies has unlocked exalted with Clan of Darkness




Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:




Guild Chat App - Discord 


Trying a 24/7 chat app for guildies to join and just keep in contact and have chats with during IRL :) Also has a voice channel just like vent/mumble! And very easy to use! :)


The App is Discord - https://discord.gg/0gr8ON8GpXJQrJHy 


And we have a CtrlAltWoW Server - so check out the link above for invite.


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Shout Outs & Thank You







Sunday, August 16, 2020

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 675 - Bring Out Yer Dead!

Recorded Sunday, August 16, 2020 1700


Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 675 - Bring Out Yer Dead!


Aprillian, Constraxx, Grand Nagus and guest hosts discuss another week of playing World of Warcraft, Blizzard's greatest MMORPG. The show features audio segments and email submissions from our lovely listeners. Guild Round up from Constraxx.

If you want to join the conversations on the show, we have a live chatroom with in-game giveaways moderated by chatroom-guru Constraxx. We record Live on our Twitch.tv page twitch.tv/ctrlaltwowpodcast

We also have an ongoing contest. Send an email to ctrlaltwow@gmail.com telling us how you play WoW, either as an altoholic or dealing with it in your family life to being placed in a drawing for a WoW Pet or an Authenticator.



This week in WoW:


ONGOING :             


ENDING Tuesday (reset) : Timewalking: Cataclysm ends


BEGINS Tuesday (reset): Arena Skirmish Bonus Event begins

                                     PvP Brawl: Deep Six begins.


What We've Been Doing:

9.0.1 patch has reached the PTR servers, so we are one step closer to Shadowlands.

It looks like 9.0.1 PTR is for testing the pre-expansion patch content.

I like that, very much.

Beta continues testing Shadowlands proper content and PTR tests the pre-patch content.

Some people say we are looking at an early October release of Shadowlands, but i’d like it, given the issues still remaining with the systems and all, if Blizzard takes their time and aim for early November, now that they have the time, due to the cancelation of BlizzCon.

I would like to see the expansion launch on the 10th of Nov., if it’s as close as it looks to be.




Aprillian



Constraxx

An ounce of illness in the Constraxx household, spray the doorhandles, mask up, keep washing to avoid bacterias.

Please if you visit leave the plague at the door.


Grand Nagus

Didn’t do much, due to extreme heat here, so not much to report.

Trelane’s progress:

Tour of the Depths Complete the Nazjatar objectives listed.

Subaquatic Support complete 30 Requisition or bounty daily quests in Nazjatar.



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Hello everyone!


Just finished canning 30 pints of homemade v8 juice - yum!  Tis the season for canning!


This week I mostly stuck to my garrisons, sending followers on quests to get resources, and spending those resources on mats for crafting.  I did start my vulpera shaman, but became indecisive to which zone I wanted to start leveling in so just moved on.  I hate when that happens - getting stuck on deciding something and end up not doing anything because of it.


I had thought about hopping on some of my alliance toons to work at getting their allied races, but then realized that with my account having nearly the max number of characters I wouldn't be able to make alliance alts to play the allied races!  Blizzard, please fix!


Our Blast from the Past for today is from episode 421.  Enjoy!


--Kyle









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Each week GrandNagus takes a closer look at some of the most useful World of Warcraft addons out there.


You can find GrandNagus on Twitter @GrandNagus1, or by email at towerofcommerce@gmail.com


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Guild Updates: Aug 10 - August 16

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Last week’s 120’s:

Raztastic


Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:

  New to exalted with Clan of Darkness Matavrishna




Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:




Guild Chat App - Discord 


Trying a 24/7 chat app for guildies to join and just keep in contact and have chats with during IRL :) Also has a voice channel just like vent/mumble! And very easy to use! :)


The App is Discord - https://discord.gg/0gr8ON8GpXJQrJHy 


And we have a CtrlAltWoW Server - so check out the link above for invite.


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Shout Outs & Thank You







Sunday, August 9, 2020

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 674 - Beta for Everyone, Almost! LoL

 Recorded Sunday, August 9, 2020 1700


Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 674 - Beta for Everyone, Almost! LoL...


Aprillian, Constraxx, Grand Nagus and guest hosts discuss another week of playing World of Warcraft, Blizzard's greatest MMORPG. The show features audio segments and email submissions from our lovely listeners. Guild Round up from Constraxx.

If you want to join the conversations on the show, we have a live chatroom with in-game giveaways moderated by chatroom-guru Constraxx. We record Live on our Twitch.tv page twitch.tv/ctrlaltwowpodcast

We also have an ongoing contest. Send an email to ctrlaltwow@gmail.com telling us how you play WoW, either as an altoholic or dealing with it in your family life to being placed in a drawing for a WoW Pet or an Authenticator.


Vrishna Scholarship:

Write somewhere in email that you would like to be considered for a one month of Wow in honor of Vrishna.



This week in WoW:


ONGOING :             


ENDING Tuesday (reset) : Pet Battle Bonus Week

                                      PvP Brawl: Temple of Hot Mogu


BEGINS Tuesday (reset): Timewalking: Cataclysm



What We've Been Doing:


Shadowlands Beta:


The Orgrimmar Portal Room has always been a thing i didn’t really like.

The CoT portal being in the room down below, and it looks like the devs have chosen to put the Oribos portal down there too, so now, with the launch of Shadowlands, each time you want to go to the CURRENT expansion portal, you have to run down three flights of stairs first. NOT happy.

In SW, they just expanded the wing of the Portal Room and added 2 new locations, using one of them for the Oribos portal.


Horde surely drew the shorter stick on the design of Portal Rooms, not that it’s the first time that Horde designs where / are inferior to Alliance.


Cooking is a really expensive hobby in Shadowlands. The initial cost of learning Shadowlands Cooking is 200g, where, say, Shadowlands Enchanting only costs 1g to learn. THAT needs to change.

Also cooking is changed with the amount of items you create now, where you cooked between 5 and 10 items depending on your * rank of the recipe, now with the removal of ranks, and the fact that the amount of items going down from base 5 to 3, the profession becomes more expensive.


I like Oribos, the player hub in Shadowlands.

The district (Hall) where the bank is located is called “Hall of Holding”


Changes to Heirlooms with Shadowlands pre-patch 9.0.x:

We want to ensure that players’ investment in these Heirlooms continues to offer unique benefits while leveling, so we’re planning to replace the experience bonus on Heirlooms with unique Heirloom set bonuses.

(2) Set: Rested experience consumed is reduced by 30%.
(3) Set: Increases your out-of-combat regeneration in the outdoors, normal dungeons and battlegrounds.
(4) Set: Gaining a level triggers Burst of Knowledge, dealing Holy damage to nearby enemies and  granting you 40% primary stat for 2 minutes. Defeating additional enemies extends this effect, up to 2 additional minutes.
(6) Set: Rested experience consumed is reduced by an additional 30%.
The new set bonus can be obtained from all Heirloom pieces except weapons and trinkets. Please keep in mind that the new Heirloom set bonuses are a work in progress and may have additional changes during the course of development and testing.

There are a few other experience bonus items that will also see changes due to the new leveling experience. Monks Peak of Serenity Enlightenment buff will be changed to granting rested experience and Elixir of Ancient Knowledge, Elixir of the Rapid Mind, and Excess Potion of Accelerated Learning will become Poor quality and no longer usable. The Draught of Ten Lands will still retain the 10% experience bonus but will now be capped at level 50.

We hope that you look forward to the new leveling changes that introduces a faster and more flexible leveling experience than ever before.

Not happy with that aspect of the changes.


Shadowlands Beta - Wands Transmog Restriction Lifted

In the latest build of Shadowlands Beta, the wands transmog restriction has been lifted. Players will be able to transmog wands into One-Handed Maces, One-Handed Swords and Daggers as long as their class can equip these types of weapons. Thanks to reddit user leothar for finding this.
As a Mage you will be able to transmog Wands into One-Handed Swords and Daggers.
As a Priest you will be able to transmog Wands into One-Handed Maces and Daggers.
As a Warlock you will be able to transmog Wands into One-Handed Swords and Daggers.


Chromie Time future:

Current Chromie Time 10 -50 and max level 60.

With 10.0 10-60 and max level might be 70.




Aprillian




Constraxx


Grand Nagus

Trelane’s progress:

Killed Caverndark Terror in Nazjatar and looted Caverndark Nightmare the pet, getting my count up to total of 864 unique pets.

Eventually i have to go out into the wild and farm all wild pets. That would add a significant number of pets to my collection.


WoWChallenges characters:

Still working on the Greenman Orc Shaman, 50 atm. 



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Hello everyone!


So tragic story. I logged on and was all set to create and play a new Vulpera toon when I received a horrible message: "you have reached the maximum limit on this account" (or something like that).  I had to do the unthinkable: purge other toons.  I said goodbye to a few low level toons on servers I don't play on as well as my ancient toons on the Jubei'thos server way back when I meddled with Bind on Equip.  


I had thought about just resubbing my other account, but then realized that allied races aren't battle.net wide, so there would be no point.


Moral of the story is that Blizzard needs to find some method to allow us to expand our max number of characters.


To help us all cheer up after this horrible story I bring you a Blast from the Past from episode 420.  Enjoy!


--Kyle









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Each week GrandNagus takes a closer look at some of the most useful World of Warcraft addons out there.

Addon(s) of the week: MaxDPS and WeakAuras2

You can find GrandNagus on Twitter @GrandNagus1, or by email at towerofcommerce@gmail.com


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Guild Updates: Aug 2 - Aug 9

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Last week’s 120’s:


Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:


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Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:




Guild Chat App - Discord 


Trying a 24/7 chat app for guildies to join and just keep in contact and have chats with during IRL :) Also has a voice channel just like vent/mumble! And very easy to use! :)


The App is Discord - https://discord.gg/0gr8ON8GpXJQrJHy 


And we have a CtrlAltWoW Server - so check out the link above for invite.


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Shout Outs & Thank You