Sunday, October 19, 2014

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 391 - Iron Horde Cometh

Recorded Friday, October 17, 2014
Show Feed:  Episode 391 Show Feed
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!

This is a quick, last minute audio! My friend, Andrew, is driving (sorry for the background noise!) and I just realized I messed up my sign off.../sigh. Oh wells, love ya!

/great big hugs & kisses!


What We've Been Doing:


Tiiaa 88 with one turn in
Place cooking fire
Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 6.21.44 PM.png


1/ DMF - took 17 toons through this month
Leetalu - Monk - hit Lvl56
Leetare - Pally - hit Lvl 40
Still no luck with Jeremy Feasel the weasel!
2/ Mount Runs
Managed to get a few World Boss kills - Sha of Fear, Galleon and Oondasta - no luck with any mounts.
Managed to get Thundering Jade Serpent as AIE Salus finished the Achievement that opened the mount.
Sparkley goodness :)
After over 140 runs through Stonecore - it finally gave me something very shiny :)
And then Wingy, Ashayo and I did our last lot of runs through dungeons and Warbringers etc the night before the Patch - Vortex decided to play nice!
Vortex Drake.png
Grats Ashayo on winning the roll!
3/ Glory of the Ulduar Raider 25m -
Another shiny!
Wingy, Mel, 42, Grand Nagus and myself on the new mounts!
4/ Warlocks
We did Ring of Blood in Nagrand!
Our Drain Lifes Combined!!
Campfire Tales!
Then we went over to Auchenai Crypts
Drain life!!! Get him!!
5/ Healers
We went to Scholomance - Pally went from Lvl40 - 41
Rocking it out in Scholo!
6/ Goodbye Portal
Ashayo, Wingy and Myself paying our respects to the Portal!
7/ Patch 6.0.2
Wow!!! What can i say?!?!
All the new things!!
Very overwhelming!
ZOMG addons broken!! Arghhh!
Toy Box is win!
Bag space is major win!
New character looks are fantastic!


Hallows End begins on Saturday!!!

Gimblegyre (gob DK)
  • 88 - 90!
  • Eye of the Storm: screenshot - good job)
  • Eye of the Storm Good.png,
  • Eye of the Storm Victory, Captured Journal for DMF - which reminded me:
  • Whee buff
  • Weird - “Discovered Shrine of Two Moons” after I’d been there repeatedly - went from 89.25-33% just on DMF quests
  • Grisly Trophy tip - each Sapfly gives 1 - rack ‘em up!
  • Level 90 at Soggy’s Gamble with the final quest
  • Leaning Tower (WG), Back Door Job (IoC), A-Bomb-ination (IoC), Puddle Jumper (DG), Warsong Gulch Victory and WG Perfection, Temple of Kotmogu Victory, Tol Barad Victory,
  • Gimblegyre 90.png
  • Wintergrasp Victory and “Within Our Grasp” (attack & win 10 minutes or less)
  • Searched out one trillium vein - Working For a Living (600 x2)
  • Robot House = Level 12 - moot now
  • Flurry - EotS <6 minutes
  • End of and post Wintergrasp fight to a draw
  • 200 Daily Quests, Master Fisherman (375) at Anglers Wharf
  • Deepwind Gorge Victory
  • Five copies of Nat’s Fishing Journal from Voltandra.  388 - Zen Master Fisherman - Boom.
  • Skills to Pay the Bills (450 x3 secondary)
  • Picked up an Albino Snake and an Obsidian Hatchling at the pet store in Dalaran
  • Every Day I’m Pand-a-ren (25 daily Pandaren quests in 1 day)
  • Ancient Protector (kill 10 players in the courtyard, SofA), SofA Victory, Storm the Beach! (win SotA <4 minutes)
  • Zen Master Medic
  • 500 HK, Deepwind Gorge Perfection
  • Dig, dig, dig’d my way to 75 and DMF -> Faire Favors (6 diff prof quests), Digger (10 common)
  • In one Battle for Gilneas: One Two Three You Don’t Know About Me (assault 2 bases), Battle for Gilneas Perfection, Newbs to Plowshares (<6 minutes), Battle for Gilneas Victory, 1000 Conquest Points - Achievement heaven!
  • I Had It in My Hand! (find a rare), More Skills to Pay the Bills (secondary to 525 x3) and off to Pandaren digging -> Zen Master Archeologist!
  • Tillers, moved onto the ranch
  • Darkmoon Defender (3 PVP quests)
  • Zen Master Cook, Way of the Pot, Serious Skills to Pay the Bills (600 in all secondary)

Millri (orc elemental shaman)
  • 33 - 43
  • Digging Astral Recall - it’s like a second 15-minute hearthstone
  • 50 Daily Quests
  • EofS - Honorable Kill, Take a Chill Pill, The Grim Reaper (30 HK in a battle)

Neutrina (90 frost mage)
  • Ran her to the TB bridge, accepted the call, immediately got the victory!

  • No honor anymore for Grizzly Hills or Thunder Isle PVP quests
  • TB and WG not in the group finder anymore
  • I like the new bags, but I do like the toon-wide search from Arkinventory
  • Prideful gear now available for hp
  • Wednesday: Longest. Server. Restart. Ever.
  • Couldn’t sell trillium from bank on remote AH, at least early in the week
  • Spirit/Motes of Harmony not soulbound!
  • My monk action bar seemed hardly touched
  • Everthorn looted Time-Locked Box from Ironmarch Scout -> Bronze Whelpling. Then Empierce got one too!
  • FYI you don’t need to land to destroy the Iron Demolishers
  • My human Rogueslayer looks completely vacant
  • So many additional downloads!
  • Flew Anassakata out to WG to turn in a quest. Alliance controlled, next battle timer, but walls were all down and no NPC’s. Same when Sommerlin returned during a “battle”
  • Several toons got Blasted Lands Quests achieve
  • Remote AH showing me gold from sales on main page, but not on Auctions page


Hello Aprillian, Leeta, Tedrah and Rogueslayer
Deathskeeper here I've been back playing wow again a few months now. So of course I had to start listening to my favorite podcast about WOW. Let see the last time I emailed this show was in 2010!!! Back when I was duel boxing and playing with the Pants on head guild. I'm glad that show has continued to grow. And now that I'm back I can think of no better guild to run thru Warlords with so if you have room for me and my Monk "OffTheChain" we would were the Clan of Darkness ii tabard with pride.
Deathskeeper the DK

Hello CAW Ladies,
Well we have less than a month for the new Expansion so I thought I would do one more project. Instead of deciding to use one of my level 90's when the expansion comes out I have decided to level a new character. So I deleted one of my level 90 Tauren Hunters. I made a Pandaren Hunter. As I speak she is 2 weeks old and is heading to Northrend at level 68.
I am enjoying the new Patch. Since Nagrand is my favourite zone I like that the Hunters can now tame Clefthoofs, Talbuk and Hydra. Anyway must dash I have a panda to level. I hope you ladies are enjoying the new content.
Sincerely Matahorn
Ps loving the new Warlord's Deathwheel Mount. This is my first motorbike mount.

The grind
It's been another long week of lil free time and much work so here's my audio and happy post birthday pixie
Big G

Addon Spotlight:

with Grand Nagus
This is the addons link to curse page this week:


Clan of Darkness Guild Updates

10/3 - 10/15
No more top 10/top 5, as it is no longer tracked in game.

CoD 2:
  • Level 25! (before levels removed)
  • Master Crafter - 500 epic items 359+
  • Master Pandaria Crafter - 500 Epic items 476+
  • Scholomance Guild Run

Tielaxu - Challenge Conqueror: Silver (every challenge mode dungeon silver or better) and Challenge Conqueror: Gold





Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:
  • Pygix
  • Fulgens
  • Mattarina

Gifts - will be returning this week:
  • Leeta:
    • Green Helper Box
    • Sinister Squashling
  • Swiftbloom
    • Wolpertinger
  • Stegatamad
    • Terrible Turnip
  • Xandalynn
    • Father Winter’s Helper
  • Wolfheal
    • Imperial Silkworm

Shout Outs & Thank You

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 390 - It’s the Pre Pre-Patch Show!

Recorded October 5, 2014
Show Feed:’s-the-pre-pre-patch-show/
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!

What We've Been Doing:


Screen Shot 2014-10-05 at 5.12.07 PM.jpg


1/ Timeless Isle
No new items to add to the “Need A Bigger Bag” Achievement
We did find something interesting - instead of summoning someone across the bridge you can get them to hop into a sidecar and (person with the Legendary cloak) drives across!
2/ Brawler’s Guild
Made it to Rank 8 \o/
Brawlers Guild Rank 8.png
3/ Mount Runs
Still trying for mounts - been running Utgarde Pinnacle and The Stonecore mostly however nothing so far!
4/ Friday Night Raids - ICC 25m Heroic
Huge Thanks go out to Wingy, Berat SumDuud, Duvessae, Mel and 42 for coming along on the run!
WoWScrnShot_100414_151142.jpgI’M ALIVE!!!
WoWScrnShot_100414_151312.jpgLich King Down!
WoWScrnShot_100414_151754.jpgThe Motley Crew! ;)
When I was flying over to ICC the sky looked so beautiful I had to take a screenshot!
WoWScrnShot_100414_114654.jpgIcecrown Sunset!



Hi Ctrl Alt WoW fabulous ladies (and listeners)!

I've been listening to your podcast for the past few months, catching up on episodes, and I can't tell you how much I enjoy it.  It's so refreshing to hear people -- especially other women -- who are having huge fun playing the game their way.  One of my non-WoW hobbies is running marathons, and I love listening to your podcast on my training runs.  You have no idea how much your stories and live in-game reports have entertained and distracted me from the continual temptation to stop and have a nap and a cupcake instead of finishing a long run.  I really wanted to say thank you for all the time you put in to creating such a warm, welcoming community space.  I just rolled a DK on Earthen Ring to hopefully join Clan of Darkness, if this e-mail will suffice.

A little about me: I'm a female college professor in my 30s on the West Coast -- and yes, I grabbed the Professor title literally as soon as archaeology came out, it was a lot faster than grinding tenure has been IRL.  :)  While I've played WoW since 2004 (it coincided with my first year in grad school, conveniently) I've always felt like an eternal newb, and most of my real life people don't play or even know anything about the game.  That's cool, but I've found I don't have much patience for the complaining and criticizing that seems to happen in a lot of places I've found to hear or read about the game.  I teach ethnic studies and gender studies classes, so I know there's a lot of really awful stuff happening in the world that actually deserves my criticism and concern.  This game, to me, is ultimately a gift from the designers and other players that have created this whole imaginative world to explore and just enjoy and maybe even give us a break from all the bad stuff.  So I'm so glad to have found your podcast and to get to hear from like-minded people who play the game their way and have tons of fun.

Like Aprillian, I love playing with auctions and farms, and this week my 7 90s kept on plugging on their harvests and those endless vermin.  It's all part of my elaborate socialist alt empire -- from each according to her abilities to each according to her needs.  I reached exalted with Kirin Tor thanks to one of my continual carrot plots, so that was a nice treat.  And I finally sold my jade panther too, after weeks of the constant relisting and waiting, so Aprillian's similarly long wait on the past episodes brought me comfort!

I also identify with Rogueslayer's recent embrace of PVP -- I had a similar jump (or maybe headfirst dive?) into PVP about a year ago after being convinced for years it was the one thing in WoW I would never, ever try.  Then one day I was feeling like a brave little toaster thing you know I was in a dozen battlegrounds a day, every day.  I am also a fishing fan and this week finally caught my tiny blue carp (someday the white one will be mine too).  

And I love hearing about Leeta's far-flung adventures, from dungeons to LFR to Timeless Isle -- this week I got my little Zao calfling pet from the Celestial Tournament, which brings me to the Timeless Isle every week.  I am also a shameless pet/mount/achievement collector and I'm getting ready to confront Jeremy Feasel next week for the umpteenth time, so I feel Leeta's pain with every report.

Finally, I have to thank you for inspiring me with your open, accepting approach to the game to do something I have never done in ten years of playing.  Until this week, I had never entered a dungeon with another player (let alone four others).  I was always too intimidated and worried I would screw up, get someone killed, loot wrong, be a "clicker" (I am) and otherwise just not know what to do.  Listening to different episodes where you all tried something new and survived and maybe even enjoyed it, I had another brave little toaster moment a few days ago and just jumped headfirst into a random heroic dungeon for the first time.  Probably kind of crazy, having never even done the regular versions, but it was fine.  In fact, it was great.  Kind of like with PvP, suddenly I was hooked and now I've done almost a dozen.  It doesn't hurt that there's a pug pet in it for me if I keep going, of course, and I know it helps to be doing it at the end of expansion with highly geared players.  But on the third dungeon (Scarlet Halls) the rest of the group either went afk at the beginning, got into fights with each other and left, or died, until I was the last one standing after someone pulled a room full of elite 90 guards.  It put me into queue as the leader of this solo group and I assumed I was really most sincerely dead.  But then my little pally healed and hit (slowly), healed and hit (slowly) all by herself until all the bad guys were gone and four new group members ran up and we finished the dungeon in style.  It felt pretty great to make it through that dungeon and prove to myself that I could do it.  I want to thank you for inspiring me to just enjoy the game and take a chance, no matter what anyone else might think of my gear or my clicking or whatever.  

Anyway, thanks for indulging me with this e-mail, and thanks for your terrific podcast.  I hope this will qualify me for membership and I hope to see you all in-game!

Cabiria - Blood Elf Death Knight - Earthen Ring

Up up and a-wow
Kurly audio
Screen Shot 2014-10-05 at 8.43.53 AM.png

I've been working too babe Every night and day
Another busy week and i think the last one i tried to send didn't send if you get two from me today please just play the first one as this is just to make sure my audio reaches you
Big G

Hiya CAW crew.

Wow I can't believe how quickly Summer flew by. So what have I been up to since I've sent my last email? I'd love to say I did something profound or creative but nah... its been all video games and Netflix.

Haven't played much WoW in the past couple of months. The celestial tournament and mount farming just isn't incentive enough for me to log on most days. I managed to finish the first wing of Naxxramas in Hearthstone, but I'm on the fence about purchasing the remaining ones. Hearthstone fans should consider giving Might and Magic: Duel of Champions a shot. It's also free to play and has a pretty fun single player campaign if you're the anti-social type like myself.  Ooh! I almost forgot. I did manage to level a warlock to level 23... in Destiny. I've also logged many hours on the good 'ol PS3 saving Sanctuary from the likes of Diablo and Malthael. Is there a better sound than a legendary item drop in Diablo 3?

What else have I been up to... Let's see. The Baltimore comic-con was a couple weeks back and as per usual it was a great show. Hopefully I'll be able to attend another con before the year is through. It looks like Ohio Comic Con or Rhode Island Comic Con will be my best options. If one of those don't work out, I guess I'll haveta settle for the Blizzcon virtual ticket. Leeta will be live tweeting during the whole thing right? While perusing the Blizzard store I noticed that the Wind Rider Cub and Gryphon Hatchling  were back in stock, so of course I had to buy them to replace the ones my niece and nephew commandeered. Now I have a problem with what to do with the pet codes since in-game pets are unique and cannot be caged. Any ideas?

OK I think I've rambled on long enough.


Addon Spotlight:

with Grand Nagus
Here is the link for the Addon-Spotlight segment

Grand Nagus
Hearth Chat:
With BigHerth

Clan of Darkness Guild Updates

9/28 - 10/2

Tielaxu - Brawlin’ and Shot Callin’ - Rank 8 with Brawl’gar Arena





Time Flies When You’re Having Fun:
  • Elodar

Top 10 / Top 5

Top 10 20140929.png
Top 5 20140929.png

  • Leeta:
    • Tree Frog Box
    • Truesilver Shafted Arrow
    • Voodoo Skull
    • Sea Pony
    • Green Helper Box

Shout Outs & Thank You