Monday, September 13, 2021

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 722 - I Want The Mount

 Recorded Sunday, September 12, 2021 2000


Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 722 - I Want The Mount


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 be placed in a drawing for a WoW Pet or an Authenticator.




This week in WoW:


ONGOING :             

INGAME HOLIDAYS:

Sept. 17th - 24th: Harvest Festival

Sept. 19th and 20th: Pirates’ Day

Sept. 20th - Oct. 6th: Brewfest

ENDING Monday: Torgast- Chorus of Dead Souls


ENDING Tuesday (reset) : Arena Skirmish Bonus Event

                                      PvP Brawl: Cooking Impossible


BEGINS Tuesday (reset): World Quest Bonus Event

                                     PvP Brawl: Temple of Hotmogu


What We've Been Doing:

I talked about the auto boost for Artifact levels and HoA levels last week and wondered if and how they will do the same or similar thing with Renown when changing covenants?H

We have the answer.

With 9.1.5 you can get an item, the “Broker mark of Distinction” for 500 gold

That will increase the Renown of your current active Covenant to 40. 

Hints a the possible return of the Mage Tower


We are starting to see new customization options for Highmountain Tauren on the PTR

The ingame settings will have a new feature: Cursor size setting

We finally get the new name for Mac’Aree: Eredath

We can now run Torgast over and over to grind Soul Ash and Soul Cinders. The weekly lockout / cap has been removed on the PTR, plus the amount of Soul Cinders for layers 8-12 has been significantly increased.

We can reclaim our Soul Ash / Soul Cinders from Legendary items we don’t want any more. Be aware, though, that the missives and base items will not be refunded, only the Soul currency.

Conduit Energy will be removed with 9.1.5, so to make it easier on the players, a hotfix has been put in that resets the spent Conduit Energy DAILY rather than weekly




Aprillian

Final Fantasy April Pvd

Population One

Archeology




Constraxx

Left for dead 2, played 2 campaigns : Hard Rain and Last Stand, 2 early deaths and one bot loss.  Both successful in the end.


Did 3 Callings while watching the end of my 2 movies I started on Netflix, Equalizer and Edge of Tomorrow.  Started collecting the stuff for my next Ember Court.  Collecting gold on slowburn at the moment, currently almost 2.4 million on my main.


2 Handed weapon off the Mission Table for the DK, higher than any gear I have looted so far for her.


Got a new adventurer for my Rogue from leveling renown to 59.  Purple color.


Received email my phone got hacked, no idea what the hacker wants, probably money, which I have very little of.


Grand Nagus

The mount is not account-wide and costs



I’m working on my Level 30 Carpenter quest and can’t make it work

I like the fact that you have an attack stance when you draw your weapon.


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Guild Updates: Sept 5 to Sept 12

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Last week’s 120’s:


Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:





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







Monday, September 6, 2021

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 721 - Is Blizzard Actually Finally Listening?

 Recorded Sunday, September 5, 2021 2000


Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 721 - Is Blizzard Actually Finally Listening?


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 : Darkmoon Faire            


ENDING Tuesday (reset) : Timewalking: WotLK

                                   PvP Brawl: Warsong Scramble


BEGINS Tuesday (reset): Torgast: Chorus of Dead Souls

                                  Arena Skirmish Bonus Event

                                  PvP Brawl: Cooking Impossible


What We've Been Doing:

  • Group Finder Improvements

    • Accounts now require an attached Battle.net Authenticator to post custom text when listing a group for Dungeons, Raids, or Rated PvP activities. All players may still search for and join others’ groups.

      • Developers’ note: A Group Finder that’s full of advertisements bothers us as much as it does you, but a challenge we’ve faced in trying to eliminate those ads is that they are often posted by compromised accounts or other throwaway accounts, such that penalties incurred by in-game reporting have not proven to be an effective deterrent. And regardless, relying on reports still means that some number of players have their experience disrupted by the spam before it gets reported. The Battle.net Authenticator is available for mobile devices and is a simple and convenient way to secure your World of Warcraft account, but if you prefer not to use it for whatever reason, you will still be able to post groups that will have descriptions auto-populated (e.g. based on raid name and difficulty selected in UI dropdowns, or derived from the Mythic Keystone currently in your bags). Our goal is to clean up the Group Finder while trying to minimize the inconvenience to ordinary players.

Tail length on Draenai:

I was mistaken the other week.

Draenai have different tail lengths already, it’s the Lightforged Draenai that get them now.

Man Blizzard went all out with new customizations for Nightborne, Lightforged Draenai and some for Void Elves.



Aprillian


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Constraxx

The poke way around the garrison, and the Covenant.


Grand Nagus

With all the things Blizzard has done right regarding transmog, the entire low polygon count gear is still upsetting me.


Since I've started playing FFXIV I've been so spoiled when it comes to great looking gear.

Yes, if you look really closely it’s not what i want either, i get that, but it’s way better than WoW’s gear.


I did Palace of the Dead the first time today, FFXIV’s version (the original imo) of Torgast.

I've felt cheated by Blizzard ever since I've seen FFXIV’s version.

It looks like Torgast is a c&p of PotD and because they didn’t want to make it too obvious they just left parts out, making it less fun / challenging.

Just a few examples of things they “changed” with Torgast.


Torgast:

Up to 5 deaths

6 (originally) now 5 floors

Characters go into the tower with their talents and level from outside.


Palace of the Dead:

Hardcore death. (Team members can res others at a special pylon if you are in there with a group.) So as a group only a wipe ends the run.

200 floors with a possibility of saving after each 10 floors and come back eventually until you die or reset.

Every character goes in as level 1 with the abilities a level 1 character of that class has and builds up their toolkit with the experience they earn and level up.

You can even level your toon past your “outside” level if you survive long enough.

 



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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 60’s:


Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:





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 29, 2021

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 720 - Will We See Less Shadowlands?

Recorded Sunday, August 29, 2021 2000


Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 720 - Will We See Less Shadowlands?


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 :             

MICRO HOLIDAYS: Trial of Style Aug 31st - Sept. 4th


ENDING Tuesday (reset) : Pet Battle Bonus Event

                                      PvP Brawl: Packed House


BEGINS Tuesday (reset): Timewalking: WotLK

                                     PvP Brawl: Warsong Scramble


What We've Been Doing:



Will we see Shadowlands cut short?

As time seems to be running out for a 2 year lifespan of a WoW expansion, I'm afraid that they will (again) cut content to stay with the 2 year cycle.

Will we see $$$ win over storytelling and providing of content? 


 9.1.5 PTR Patch Notes on this webpage:

https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/23716422/915-content-update-preview



Aprillian




Constraxx

Hulking Deathroc mount looted from Violet Mistake in Maldraxxus:

Played some Mechwarrior 5.  Missions are a bit easier now as the pilots seemed to be able to shoot stuff.


Super squirt day on last Thursday, leveled about 20 pets and picked about 20 more to level for next time, 722 at max level unique.

Finished the weekly anima gather at 1000 anima with 5 minutes to spare.


Played all night saturday, doing quests.


New Hunter pet with Achievement Northern Exposure in Northrend : Loque’nahak


Visit to LFR to see Sylvanas fight with smaller damage scale on the raid, got my quest done and earned 1500 Anima from the reward.


2 more companions leveled on Mission table, only 3 to go, 2 are level 58, and the lowest companion is level 50.


Grand Nagus

FF14

Diablo II



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Hello!


Here's a Blast from the Past for this week.  It is from episode 442!


--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: August 15 - 29

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Last week’s 120’s:


Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:





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