Archive for March 2007

What’s Going On

Talk about Guilds

First Guild – Everyone rushing to 60 soon fell behind – first taste of drama

Second Guild – One day logged on and it didn’t exist – felt homeless and confused • Regrouped, got stronger, felt good • One day we got a message everyone was joining another guild o Felt betrayed o Decided to make a guild of one – Enjoyed it, especially with dual boxing Then came The Instance Podcast Invitation, decided to try it out. Found out what it’s like to be in a really good guild

Immersed completely in alea iacta est

Did what a good guild member should do, followed the instructions for the guild. This involves downloading and installing specific Add ons. These included: • http://www.rpgoutfitter.com/GuildProfiler/ • http://www.rpgoutfitter.com/CharacterProfiler/ • GEM – Guild Event Manager

Being a Good Guild Member takes work and dedication. The transition from being a Guild of one to one of 1000 is amazaing.

Read the forums for both what’s coming up and what’s going on. It’s also a good way to get to know people.

Speak up in chat, even if you don’t have a lot to say. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and to offer it. • Aprillian is an enchanter on Earthern Ring and I love running up to people with the Guild tag, inspecting them and then offer them the enchants I can do. Ctrlaltwow is a Jewelcrafter and gives his stuff to Aprillian to give away in similar fashion.

What I did this week

Ran Instances for the first time in a long time –

RFC – Ragefire Chasm – 2 times with some great people from the guild • I love this Instance Wailing Cavern – another great run. Got some good loot – finished a quest

Went on a raid to Stormwood. It was so much fun. I put pix up at: • http://web.mac.com/ctrlaltwow/ It was exhilarating. There were many of us and as we ran up through STV and through Duskwood and then getting clobbered in the first little town there I think it was Raven Hill

Alt Round up

Didn’t do much on my “Main Alts”. Spent most of the time on Earthen Ring

I’ve been playing mostly on Earthern Ring

I transferred two alts to Earthern Ring, mostly helper Alts. • Prilfire, now known as Iwari, from Lightenhoof. She was sitting there all alone and I never use her. I had gotten her as high as level 37, she’s a Warlock and has Engineering 247 and mining 238. • Rillia, now known as Veyle, from Baelgun, she’s a level 36 Rogue with Blacksmithing 269 and enchanting 246.

I won’t be playing them much but their skills will come in handy. It was fun to transfer them over. And yes I paid the $25 fee twice, but it was worth it.

So my new main alts are now: Pair • Aprillian Level 19 Warlock Enchanter and Miner • Ctrlaltwow Level 16 Blood Elf Hunter o Because it’s a Role playing server, these two have a story. They are brother and sister sent out into the world and they have a character blog, something that was suggested on the AIE forum to help people roleplay better, and it’s a series of letters home. You can find it at http://aprillianer.blogspot.com/

Singles mentioned above and Jajal, replacement for Ctrlaltwow because of his name. Right now I am trying to level him up to 20, so he can do JC to 225.

Banker Alts • Trexrar, Gruzilla, Wateva • Wateva is a Blood Elf and I got her to Dustwallow Marsh from Menethi Harbour. From there she swam to Ratchet. She died a couple of times from these things in the water, but each time she ran back to her body, she’d get a little further out and then was almost at Northwatch and she died again, and ended up at Ratchet graveyard and since she was only a level 5, I let the Angel bring her back to life and got on the boat and went to Booty Bay. So I have my dragon hatchling connection going again. Not as lucrative, I think others are catching on but still making money. I’ll have to find a new money maker. Favorite Places in WoW

After finishing the Lady Sylvanas quest, I was sent to Sepulcher and Tarren Mills and walking along the road through Silverpine, I forgot how beautiful that area is. I will have to back there and kill stuff. Server Comparisons

Jewel Crafting supplies Bronze bars & Tin ore

No new email Did get a nice comment on iTunes, thanks Priesteffer. Run over there and add your own.

Closing Thoughts:

Find a guild that fits, keep looking until you do. Don’t be afraid to /gquit and don’t hesitate to join one because you can always /gquit. If you do join one, jump in feet first.

I lost a good friend Steve Soltys, I just wanted to shout out to him the he will always look good to me and that I miss him more than words can say.

I put up a special presentation yesterday of the Lady Sylvanas’ performance. I’m going to close the show with the full uncommented version of her lovely song.

No. 1. What’s Going On No. 2. What I did No. 3. Alt Round Up No. 4. Server Comparison No. 5. Favorite Places in WoW No. 6. Closing thoughts about the show

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I got two whole emails

Email #1

Hello!

First, thanks so much for doing the show! I also especially appreciate your taking the extra effort to put chapters, artwork, and notes in for iTunes. :) It's extra work and I appreciate it lots!

My first question is: How do you decide which alts to focus on at any one time? I only have 10 characters, all on the same server, but even that is enough to put me at sixes and sevens sometimes.

When you sit down to play, how do you decide -who- to play?

Second question: Do you let people know who all your alts are?

I do, in that I have a traditional naming scheme for all my characters, which is that they must all begin with "Ab". The story behind that is a bit long, but anyway it lets everyone know, especially in the guild, who's an alt of mine and who's not, and that helps with any guild-related business I may have to take care of. People always know it's me so they always know how to get ahold of me.

Thanks for your response!

-- Abkani, guild master of Eldritch Way on Azuremyst.

Eldritch Way Website: http://eldritchway.abashima.com

Email #2

Hi Aprillian,

First off, love the podcast. This podcast hits close to home for me because I to have many alts (mostly alliance toons). I have a 63 human warlock, 61 human warrior, and my new main a 37 troll mage on Earthen Ring. I have several questions to ask. First, you mentioned that you dual box and your current favorite combination are the hunter and rogue. What other combinations have you tried? I recently read an article where a guy multi boxed five characters at the same time (Army of Xzin if I remember correctly). Since you play many alts do you have a favorite class overall? I've played most classes up to level 10 (with the except of a shaman which I have not played at all). My favorite class was the warlock (level 63) but I got tired of him and now is retired. Currently, mages are my favorite class.

Second, I'm a big fan of instances (Scarlet Monastary is my favorite pre-60 instance). Do you have a favorite instance? My highest level character is 63 so I haven't seen that many post-60 burning crusade instances. I'm really looking forward to the Old Hillsbrad instance located in the caverns of time.

Lastly, I'm a big fan of mods. Do you use any mods? I use the basic mods such as titan panel, ctmod and kth threat meter. I used to use class specific mods such as necrosis for warlocks.

Thanks for taking the time to read my e-mail,

Munchausen - Level 37 Troll Mage - Earthen Ring - Alea Iacta Est

Alt Round UpDidn’t do much on my “Main Alts”. Spent most of the time on Earthen Ring http://armory.worldofwarcraft.com/guild-info.xml?r=Baelgun&n=Ctrl+Alt+WoW&p=1

Didn’t do much on my “Main Alts”. Spent most of the time on Earthen Ring http://armory.worldofwarcraft.com/guild-info.xml?r=Baelgun&n=Ctrl+Alt+WoW&p=1Pril & Zee – Blood Elf Twins Pril = Hunter LW/Skinner Zee = Rogue JC/Miner • Nothing

Creed & Ctraltwow Blood Elf Priest Tailor/Enchanter and Orc Warrior Miner/Blacksmith • Not Much – Creed bought the Hatchlings and sent them to April

Aprillian Main Troll Hunter Miner/Skinner • Transferring the Dragonhawk Hatchlings

Rilfire Tauren Hunter LW/Skinner • Badlands Farming Scalding Whelplings

Treshel Orc Hunter Miner/JC • In Crushbridge Hold - Mining

Theeo Orc • Nothing

Sherinna • Nothing

Bankers/Sellers • Trex – Sold over 20 • Illia – Just sold some Ogre Kickiers • o Earthen Ring • Aprillian is becoming a Great Warlock • Ran Wateva – Dark Elf Alt to Booty Bay to start the DragonHawk collection, I need some gold

Favorite Places in WoWLoving Eversong Woods and Ghostlands • Full plate of quests

Loving Eversong Woods and Ghostlands • Full plate of questsServer Selection Jewel Crafting supplies Bronze bars & Tin ore

Closing Thoughts:WoW can be whatever you want it to be. There’s no limits, choose what makes you release the most endorphins.

WoW can be whatever you want it to be. There’s no limits, choose what makes you release the most endorphins.

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Alea iacta est

New Phrase for us Alt Addicts – Instead of Main player, I have a Main Server

Does anyone else Dual Box?

Ran around Darkmoon Faire – it was fun, got the mugs of Dark Iron Ale and got JubJub for Pril

Cross area Hunter training doesn’t work

WoW News

http://armory.worldofwarcraft.com/

I love the Armory

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Alt Round Up http://armory.worldofwarcraft.com/guild-info.xml?r=Baelgun&n=Ctrl+Alt+WoW&p=1

Pril & Zee – Blood Elf Twins Pril = Hunter LW/Skinner Zee = Rogue JC/Miner • 22/21 • Zee made [Figurine - Jade Owl] and was so excited to give it to Treshel, my level 44 Hunter who always needs a burst of mana but then after making it o Binds when picked up o Unique o Trinket o +3 Intellect o +2 Spirit o Requires Level 35 o Use: Restores 30 mana every second for 12 sec. o Cooldown: 5 min o Sells for 15 Silver to vendors

Creed & Ctraltwow Blood Elf Priest Tailor/Enchanter and Orc Warrior Miner/Blacksmith • Aprillian Main Troll Hunter Miner/Skinner • Rilfire Tauren Hunter LW/Skinner

Treshel Orc Hunter Miner/JC

Theeo Orc

Sherinna

Bankers/Sellers • Trex • Illia o

The Dragonhawk Hatchling Connection • Aprillian sends 4 gold pieces to Creed – costs 4 gold 30 c • Creed buys 9 Hatchlings @ 45 silver a piece and mails them back to Aprillian 45s 30c X 9 = 4 g 7s 7c • Aprillian puts them up for auction to April on the Horde/Alliance AH o Aprillian puts them up for 25s, pays a 3s 12c deposit, the AH cut is 3s75c so Aprillian receives 24s 37c . So basically that’s 3s75c x 9 = 33s 75c • Trex puts them up on Alliance AH o

Favorite Places in WoW

Server Selection Netherweave Bags 10g bid/ 11g BO Baelgun Horde Server

Email

Good week, lots to do.

Lunar Festival is still going on, get those flight paths and rep point

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What's Going On

I spent some time "Seeding" Servers with my alts. The Lunar Festival is a great time to put alts up and get Flight Paths. Then when or if you want an alt on that server, then they already have the flight paths.

I wanted a Ravager on my Blood Elf. I figured out a way to get my Horde Character into the Alliance starting area. All it took was some trial and error and some dying.

WoW News Lunar Festival Feb 16 – March 8 Darkmoon Faire Mulgore March 5 – 11 http://armory.worldofwarcraft.com/

Alt Round Up Ctrl Alt WoW Armory Page

Pril & Zee – Blood Elf Twins Pril = Hunter LW/Skinner Zee = Rogue JC/Miner • Level 22/21 • Grinding for Leather in Southern Barrens. Quite successful, Thunder lizards and their yummy tails, thunderhawks and hyenas. Pril got her cooking to 125 and got the book from Aprillian • And of course Pril got her Ravager from Bloodmyst Isle

Creed & Ctraltwow Blood Elf Priest Tailor/Enchanter and Orc Warrior Miner/Blacksmith • Level 11/11 Aprillian Main Troll Hunter Miner/Skinner • Level 54 o Ran out to Shadowsprey o Did the trial run to Bloodmyst Isle Rilfire Tauren Hunter LW/Skinner • Level 48 • Grinding Scalding Whelplings for leather with Treshel

Treshel Orc Hunter Miner/JC • Level 44, dinged in the Badlands • Grinding Scalding Whelplings for leather with Rilfire • Did some jewelcrafting, got a bunch of jewels prospecting horded iron ore. Hard to get tin for bronze

Theeo Orc Rogue Alch/Herb • Level 19 • Hanging out in Silvermoon

Sherinna Troll Priest Alch Ench • Level 14 • Still sitting in Ratchet

Bankers/Sellers • Trex Draenei Hunter Skinner/Herbalist o Level 12 o Dax Connection in the Vault of Lights o Blood Elf Bandits Masks

• Illia o Didn’t seel any moths, sold some comfortable hats and hides

The Dragonhawk Hatchling Connection • Aprillian sends 4 gold pieces to Creed – costs 4 gold 30 c • Creed buys 9 Hatchlings @ 45 silver a piece and mails them back to Aprillian 45s 30c X 9 = 4 g 7s 7c • Aprillian puts them up for auction to April on the Horde/Alliance AH o Aprillian puts them up for 25s, pays a 3s 12c deposit, the AH cut is 3s75c so Aprillian receives 24s 37c . So basically that’s 3s75c x 9 = 33s 75c • Trex puts them up on Alliance AH o

Favorite Places in WoW Azuremyst and Bloodmyst Isle •

Server Selection Blood Elf Bandit Masks 10 – 12 gold on Baelgun Alliance AH

Email ctrlaltwow@gmail.com


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