Archive for January 2007
Grab flight paths
Greyed out items can be sold – white items maybe be sold on AH
DOT need to bedone once
Mobs are color coded
Everything is color coded
Upgrade your skills, usually at even numbers
Resting – return to an inn or capital city
Kill first Loot after – loot stays around
After you die, you have trun on your tracking stuff
You can change the keys (binding) to suit your needs. Auto run is clear
Up until level 10 there’s no real punishment for accepting return to life
Practice fighting unarmed against lower levels, maybe in a quest you missed – Pril and Zee did at level 14 Vanish the Betrayers it’s a level 7 but we wanted
Sometimes manufactured stuff sells more than the materials – linen bandages
You can outrun some mobs – they have a limited area of “patrol”
All Races are not created equal, all professions are not created equal – find one that fits
Keep space open in your inventory for quest items – get bags as fast as you can
You can jump over some things by pressing the space bar
Ask a question twice. I asked the other day how to get to the Aurestyt myst from a dranei I met in Stormwind
No. 1. What’s Going On 1. Shadowhand approached me, Aprillian in an email and asked to be a cohost. I thought it might be a good idea. So here's Shadowhand. He has a good perspective on the World of Warcraft.
No. 2. WoW News 1. Blizzard sells over 2.4 copies of the Burning Crusade in less than 24 hours 2. We discussed our thoughts over the first level 70 character in France.
No. 3. Alt Round Up – 1. Shadowhand – level 9 Blood Elf priest 2. Aprillian’s Alts a. Treshel in Crushbridge Hold mining iron and mithril - She's sending ore to Zee, Blood Elf Jewelcrafter. Not finding any gems while mining but Zee is getting some nice good quality gems such as Moss Agate, Jade and Moonstone when prospecting Iron. b. Theoo Orc Level 17 Rogue leveling up Herbalism in Eversong Woods – East Sanctum has lots of Bloodthistle, got Theeo up to Herbalism 60 there.
No. 4. Server Shoutout – Listeners can email me and mention their guilds or just say hello
No. 5. In the House – How WoW affects you at home and how your home affects your WoW. 1. We both talked about how people think WoW is a foreign concept 2. But it's nice to log onto WoW and find people who think the way you do 3. Please email us your experiences and we'll read them in the show.
No. 6. Favorite Places in WoW – discusses little things about WoW that anyone can share, things that normally go unnoticed. 1. Aprillian likes the new Dranie capital City – Exedor 2. Shadowhand likes the Blood Elf starting area and Ironforge
No. 7. Emails, when and if I get any.
No. 8. Closing thoughts about the show 1. Aprillian wonders if she should keep Shadowhand. Email us and let us know what you think.
Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 006 – Were you prepared January 20, 2007 Segment I. What’s Going On A. Can I have your attention please - B. Installing and running Burning Crusade – success C. My train was late into Chicago, Amtrak was nice, they put us up in a hotel, but that meant I wouldn’t be getting home on Monday night as I planned. I would have had just enough time to get in line at Ebgames and pick up the 2 copies I had reserved. So Sunday night I’m stuck in Chicago trying to figure out how to get my copies of BC. I would be on the train for almost 24 hours once I left Chicago Monday night, so there would be no way to get it. Could I ask my husband to go to Ebgames Monday night and stand in line? I don’t think so. No. 1. Very very painless. The installation took went pretty fast. Four disks, a 163 mb patch, then a 4.3 mb patch and then that opening screen No. 2. I started a blood elf and of course the starting area was jam packed. But there was no lag and it was like Time Square on New Year’s Eve. People were dancing and flirting and laughing to try out all the new emotes. D. I was able to mail items to my Burning Crusade character and invite her to the guild from a character on the non updated side. E. I don’t have an alt over 55, so no Outlands for me. I was excited about getting my 47 Hunter Leatherworker over 300. I went to the Tribal Leatherworker trainer in Strangethorn Vale and picked up some new recipes but it turns out to go over 300, she has to go to Outland and find a Grand Master Trainer in, yep you guessed it, Outland F. Burning Crusade – A success in my bookSegment II. WoW News A. Topping the 8 million mark B. nSegment III. Alt Round Up – A. Who’s Doing what No. 1. I’ve been mostly busy with the twins, Zee and Pril, brother and sister Blood Elves, same coloring and hair. Zee male rogue and Pril female hunter. They’ve been leveling mostly in Eversong Woods. One thing I like to do is sometimes grab the first profession handy. This way they can begin to make stuff and then unlearn it and learn the ones they really want. So Pril got alchemy from that alchemist at the party at Saltheril’s Haven and Zee got herbalism there as well. So he was able to pick up some bloodthistle. He had already gotten Jewelcrafting from the trainer in the inn in Falconwing Square in the Ruins of Silvermoon. I got them both up to 10 and Pril got pet taming, there’s a quest at Farstrider Retreat, not to be confused with Farstrider Square, which is in Silvermoon. No. 2. Prilfire got the guild and turned it over to Aprillian (was able to get Aprillian again on Alleria) and she designed the new tabard, an octopus representing the many alts. No. 3. Prilfire made a couple of things, ironfeather No. 4. Pryl in Westfall No. 5. Illia making money – No. 6. Sent a 3 storage alts to Silvermoon City via the Translocator in UC – Aranxcha, Miasha and Theeo (actually Theeo’s a level 17 but he also had all the cooking supplies for leveling cooking) . They were able to help better leather pants and shirts, some weapons and supplies. No. 7. Sent Rillia my level 36 Rogue Blacksmith/Enchanter to give a couple of boosts. Particularly speed to boots. But it’s kind of tricky with two accounts. Rillia is on the account with Zee so she could enchant Pril’s stuff, but not Zee. Zee’s stuff had to be traded to Pril, echanted by Rillia and then traded back to Zee. Ooh and Rillia had over 30 bars of silver so she gave a bunch to Pril to give to Zee and now Zee No. 8. So now Zee and Pril are pretty set up, nothing to special but a few enchants and nice gear and they are out questing heading towards Ghostland, a few quests in Tranquillium and then back to Silvermoon City when I decided Pril needs Ressan the Needler as a pet. So they both went through the Translocater and out into Trisfal Glades where they picked up some quests in Brill and headed into the forest. The first time Pril died trying to tame Ressan and Zee ran away so they wouldn’t have to kill him. Then when she came back, she tamed him the second time and now she’s been hunting with them doing the Brill quests. I’ve got pix on the web site http://ctrlaltwow.blogspot.com B. Ideas/Discussion No. 1. If you can’t have two accounts, just be sure to send anything you might need enchanted to your enchanter before you equipped it if it’s bind on equip No. 2. I was able to get an alt from sunstrider Isle to Fairbreeze Village at level 1 without her coming in to contact with any mobs. Of course a lot of this had to do with all of the activity. So right now might be a good time to get a bank in Silvermoon city. Also, with the translocater from UC to Silvermoon City, an undead bank might work as well. No. 3. Create follow macro and place in the same number slot for every following character. Have the following alt complete the no. of collection quest first, that way the leading one can still identify the quest drops
Segment IV. Server Shout out A. Alleria No. 1. To Kokoh B. Silverhand No. 1. Server splitup
Segment V. In The House – Discussing what is going on in our real lives that has been affected by playing World of Warcraft A. Lots of people taking off from work and school B. I almost panicked when I realized my train was going to be delayed in to Chicago. I was constantly watching the times we arrived and I had to hold back on pestering the train crew. Then I started calculating taking the bus to New York, which would have been about a 24 hour bus ride and then catching a train from there, just to get home by Mon night.
Segment VI. Favorite Places/Things about WoW A. Eversong Woods No. 1. It’s really pretty, I love two sides to Silvermoon City Segment VII. Email – A. See below. B. Still looking for some No. 1. Ctrlaltwow@gmail.com - email No. 2. http://ctrlaltwow.blogspot.com - website/blog No. 3. http://Ctrlaltwow.podcastspot.com - podcast site
Segment VIII. Closing Thoughts A. Burning Crusade No. 1. A couple of good reviews on iTunes No. 2. Trying to stay focus but would like some more feedback
Hi, i like the show a lot. I have been playing WoW for about 7 months and have gotten hooked on it just like everyone else, but it had become kind of a vice for me because it eats in to my free time so much. I was on the verge of deleting my level 60 and all of my alts and leaving the game for good. But on the day that i was going to do it i met a level 18 warlock, named Yosie, in west fall while playing on my priest alt for the last time (or so i thought). She sent me a random group invite and asked me if i would like to quest together, so i decided to use my 60 for one last good deed before it got deleted and got on Nidus (my 60 main). I helped her finish her quests in west fall, since I am a fire mage this was an easy task for me (AoE FTW). We had fun and chatted about our real lives and about WoW, it turned out that she had only been playing for 2 weeks. In return for my good deed she gave me a guild invite to , which is the guild I am in now and its the best guild i have ever been in, and i was very grateful. The next day we grouped again and had even more fun together, I helped her get her Sucubis quest done and had fun joking around and talking in the party chat. Sadly Yosei deleted her character, but the fun that i had those 2 days made me realize that WoW is more then a video game its a social experiment and that i was part of a global community. So i made a New Years resolution to keep playing WoW but in moderation, so instead of deleting my 60 i just deleted my alts. I enjoy your podcast and i hope you don't get discouraged, your part of a global community too and you should make sure your voice is heard even if its not the loudest.
Nidus - level 60 mage Silver Hand
Segment I. What’s Going On A. I took a trip to California for MacWorld. Tried to do last week’s podcast in a train station, not a good idea. Was going to do this one on the train but learned from my mistake. B. Just to familiarize those who didn’t listen to the first couple of podcasts or who might not remember, I divide my podcast into chapters, this way you can easily move back and forward within the podcasts. The segments are: No. 1. What’s Going On – this one No. 2. WoW News No. 3. Alt Round Up – I did have the Burning Crusade Beta in the line up but now that it’s about to go Gold, any discussion about BC will just fall into the normal layout. No. 4. Server Shoutout – Listeners can email me and mention their guilds or just say hello No. 5. In the House – How WoW affects you at home and how your home affects your WoW. No. 6. Favorite Places in WoW – discusses little things about WoW that anyone can share, things that normally go unnoticed. No. 7. Emails, when and if I get any. No. 8. Closing thoughts about the show C. There was a patch last Tues Jan 8th that made some changes No. 1. Ore now stackable by 20 No. 2. Add Ons need to be updated- the two main ones I use were updated 1. Titan Panel 2. SellValue 3. Found a new one while I was on Curse Gaming– List My Junk http://wow.curse-gaming.com/en/files/details/2623/list-my-junk-by-zayla/
Segment II. WoW News A. Stores will be open at midnight on Monday night/Tuesday morning to sell the Expansion pack B. I patched to 2.04 but I guess there was a 2.05 version that caused some havoc.
Segment III. Alt Round Up – All Alts transferred to Baelgun except for one on each account. There were some glitches that caused delays, but the blues on the WoW forums said they were working on it. A. Who’s Doing what No. 1. Treshel No. 2. Prilfire gathering in Badlands No. 3. Pryl in Westfall No. 4. Rilfire headed to Undercity to purchase a Guild Charter from the Guild Master there. She’s going to start Ctrl Alt WoW. Aprillian was going to do it, but she’s stuck in the transfer queue. This means, for those who don’t already know, after she purchases the Guild Charter from the Guild Master for 10 silver she has to find 9 other unique accounts to sign the charter and then she’ll have a guild. By unique I mean only one alt from any account can sign, so you can’t make a guild by having you and your nine alts sign it. So, if you don’t have 9 people all ready to join your guild, it involves running around asking total strangers to sign, usually you offer them 50 silver. Some will ask for more, some will do it for free. Once you have the 9 names, you go back to the Guild Master and register your guild and then you will have a guild with guild chat and you will be the Guild leader. Most of the people you’ve asked to sign your charter will leave. Which is okay, because I just wanted the guild because I like having all of my alts in the same guild because it makes it easier to keep track of them and automatically makes their names come up in the mailbox to entry line when you start typing the first few letters. B. Ideas/Discussion No. 1. Your First Alt. An alt, by definition, is a backup to your main character. What generally happens is you make a character and run around learning how to do stuff. Then you either start running out of space in your bags and inventory, or you need something you can’t make and don’t want to pay a lot for on the Auction House, or you want to try another class. In fact, you might find one of your alts becomes your main. No. 2. The Banker Alt – some call this alt their mule
Segment IV. Server Shout out A. Baelgun No. 1. From Whom No. 2. Aprillian B. Server
Segment V. In The House – Discussing what is going on in our real lives that has been affected by playing World of Warcraft A. My Trip to MacWorld – laptop data plan with Cingular No. 1. Played Sims 2 when out of signal range B. Trains late – wanted to try to get back home by Monday night, drove me crazy
Segment VI. Favorite Places/Things about WoW A. Stormwind No. 1. don’t like all the bridges No. 2. But maybe it’s because I’m Horde B. Burning Crusade – new places – send email
Segment VII. Email – A. Still looking for some No. 1. Ctrlaltwow@gmail.com - email No. 2. http://ctrlaltwow.blogspot.com - website/blog No. 3. http://Ctrlaltwow.podcastspot.com - podcast site Just checked my email and Zeam from the Frostmourne server writes “hi aprillian just dropping a line to say that i enjoy listening to your showand keep it up.” Thank you Zeam for my first email.
Segment VIII. Closing Thoughts A. Burning Crusade No. 1. Going to be awesome No. 2. Learned my lesson about audio quality No. 3.