Tuesday, August 14, 2012

WoW updates from a very busy theater couple

Ok. Morgaine here, I apologize for being SO behind in updating stuff on here. With us in the final days of our show, I promise things will get better with our updates. Anyways, since I last blogged, we've done some more Parody songs and I've done many levels on my alts in WoW. Since the last time I blogged was May (and it now is August), I have a little less than 3 months worth to talk about that I've done in WoW- scary!
My most recent accomplishments include more levels on my Disc Horde troll priest, more levels on my undead warlock (who now is in Outland, FINALLY!), the occasional run on my mage goblin, transmogging my main nightelf rogue into all her awesomeness, doing volatile air transmutes and of course taking part in my Darkmoon Faire.
As of right now, here are my toons (This is Morgaine talking). I primarily play Alliance on Kael'thas server and Horde on Earthen Ring. I do have toons on other servers, but these are my two primary servers of toons/alts:

Kael'thas server Alliance side Main toon:
Other Alliance toons on Kael'thas: 
  • McDowella, dwarf hunter, level 85
  • Eniagrom, dwarf paladin, level 85
  • Dartainian, human warlock, level 72
  • Deathpint, gnome death knight, level 63
  • Vanillabean, draenei priest, level 62
  • Fallenleaf, worgen druid, level 59
  • Pinkjacks, gnome warrior, level 54

Earthen Ring server Horde side Main toon:
Other Horde toons on Kael'thas:
  • Niylaa, troll priest, level 72 (I only play this disc priest with Wren's tauren death knight)
  • Icybellina, goblin mage, level 45 (I play this with Wren's goblin warrior)
  • Vanquishera, blood elf paladin, level 23 (I play this with Wren's blood elf priest)
  • Striderunner, tauren hunter, level 25
  • Berserkill, troll warrior, level 19
  • Claudinahide, troll druid, level 12
  • Crimsonblade, blood elf rogue, level 9
  • Elementaline, orc shaman, level 8

As you can see, I started out Alliance and am slowly gathering up alts horde side.

As far as other full updates, we've written into Ctrl Alt WoW a little more consistent than this here blog-o, but here it all our updates in a nutshell.

May 28th update: Just a quick check in e-mail, as me and morgaine both had little time to play WoW this week. She got her druid up to level 12, and she was having a blast, shes planning on being a boomkin, and enjoying the heck out of it. I tried to get my rogue to 20 but got stuck on a quest in the northern barrens, where your suppposed to kill a bunch of centaurs till the boss spawns, well the boss appeared then preceded to 2-3 hit me. I must have gotten killed by it 7 times before I just gave up and logged out. I managed to convince a friend of mine to come back into the game, and he rolled some toones horde side on earthen ring to team with me there, so that is fun. Other then that though, that was our week in WoW.
PS: Thank you Peterrabbit for helping me craft stuff for my friends new toon, you rock!
PPS: Get better jeppy.

June 4th update: (Wren was a guest host for this episode of Ctrl Alt WoW)
Wren here, So my week in WoW. Ill keep it pants.
I played some with my friend i recruited back into the game, went with BrewDog and company on his ulduaar drake run, and we succeeded, yay 10 man drake. Been enjoying my lowbie alts again, and collecting mounts is always fun. I love Jeppy
Now for Morgaine's portion of the email:
Decided to play some of my super low (like level 9 low) alts- a rogue and a druid. Also decided to get all of my alts on Earthen Ring's professions up, so basically spent an entire evening getting all of my toons as far up in each of their professions from crafting as I could. Now, all but one of my toons has both of each of their major professions above level 100 skill level right now. :D
Other than that, I did a lot of teaming with Wren. We played our blood elf team- the Paladin (me) and Priest (him) and got them to level 15, so we can start running some dungeons on them and training me to be a pally tank. We also played our goblins, his tanking warrior and my mage, and got them to 37/38 through Scarlet Monastery runs. It was great fun and hopefully we'll have more time to get the pairs more levels later.
Anyways, enjoy the song all!
For the Horde, For The Alliance for the "Oh my god I got a new mount, its so pretty."
PS: Heres our submission,a  tribute song so to say. Wish we could have found a good guitar track to go with it, but thats life.
P.P. S. Welcome back Jeppy! WE LOVE HIM

June 12th update: Wrens Week: I started leveling all my lowbies professions, making as many of them alchemists as I can while still have every possible profession. I likey herbs, always easy money with transmutes. I teamed up with LastKiss to do some heroic runs and discovered that the attention span of people in those heroics has really gone to pot since the new ones came out. Also, due to to the spikey damage and expectations of crowd control that most people are too lazy to do, I actually find them harder then the current heroics. Outside of WoW, me and morgaine went to a costume party as a couple but...ill post a picture to twitter showing the twist. Anyways, thats my week, and now for Morgaines:
Firstly, I forgot to mention that I fished up the darkmoon seahorse pet while getting my fishing up to 225 at the faire last week on my warlock. I was super excited and squeeing, sadly it was 3am and no one was online (nor Wren awake) to enjoy it with me. ;( 

Anyways, on to my week in WoW: Besides doing more profession grinding, Wren and I played our goblins together more. We quested a tiny bit in Thousand needles (to get Wren's warrior the fun gearlike backpack) and hit level 41 in Feralas (where we headed off to after we got his transmog backpack). Yay, better trike for my mage now! Then I played my Warlock a lot this week. I sent her off to Ungoro Crater so she could get her mining up on all the thorium there. I did love the Maximillian of Northshire final quest- Killing the Devilsaur Queen. I love that you throw his armor at her, so by the end of beating her, he's pretty much in his underwear. Haha! I got her to Level 54 before I got tired of the Crater and decided to drop her off in Silathis for the next time I play her. Lastly I played my hunter a tiny bit over at the Faire. It was the first time I took her to the faire, and the very first game I played was the Shooting Gallery and got the Quick Shot achievement immediately on her. A perfect achievement to get at the faire- being a hunter and all. lol

June 26th update: Sorry for the lack of audios recently, we've both been fighting off sinus infections again. Blech. Didnt have a lot of time to play this week. I did another bout of retro raiding AQ 40 with Speed Racer, Pixie Girl and Lastkiss/Necro though we couldnt get past the twin emperors, was a little tricky to do with our set up, and couldnt outdps it enough to ignore the mechanics. We did however manage to nab all four AQ40 mounts for both Speed and Pixie, wooot! Maybe I can start doing some OS runs for people to get mounts? I really wanna pick the black and or twilight drakes for myself, and I'm sure others do as well...hmmm...Suggestions? Interest? I teamed with the wifey and we played our goblins together a little. Slowly trying to figure out the best way to transmog mine into a very engineery outfit.
I also tried to powerlevel up some professions and decided leveling enchanting is the most completely boring to level profession possible. Hands down. Outside of WoW: We have fully started rehearsals for "The Music Man" and I have already started coming up with a few parodys, but I cant show them to Morgaine for fear that she may remember the wrong words on stage, However I do wanna go back and rerecord some of our older submissions, since I had no clue how to record then. Had a VERY heavy dancing rehearsal this saturday, and I am still sore from it. Lots of somersaults and women rolling across my back, man that sounds a lot more risque then it is!

July 2nd update: 

This week we have been super busy, but luckily had a calm weekend to enjoy teaming together to level some of our duo alts.

In WoW News: Previously I had reported that all non-gold and class mounts were going to happen in Mists. Blizzard announced recently that gold sink mounts will be account bound, meaning the only mounts not going account wide will be class mounts and the Arena PvP mounts.

Wren's Week: My week was spent almost entirely playing alts with the wifey at various levels and on various toons. The exception to this was playing some of my non-85 alliance toons. I tried out a new spec for my priest and loved it, shared it with my wife and she loved it as well. Discipline priest with Attonement and archangel. Very fun to heal by dpsing!

Morgaine's Week: This week I enjoyed leveling up my toons' skills in the darkmoon fair and even popped on my alliance toons for a tiny bit.  I also enjoyed finally sitting down and learning to play a healer- the hubs taught me to play a disc priest and it was not as horrible as I envisioned- I've been deathly afraid to heal till now, but since Disc priest is almost dps-like, it wasn't that bad. haha. I got my troll priest to 70 while healing in instances with the hubs' death knight (my priest has been shadow up until this point). We actually had a really sweet goblin hunter with us, who wasn't horrible and I'm sure loved having an instant que with a tank and healer. Hello goblin hunter, whoever you are!
We also played our blood elf duo and I got my tanking pally up to 23. Weird bouncing between a tank, healer and dps all in one day. Lastly I got another level on my warlock while trudging through Silithus. I'm not a fan of all the bugs, but I never did the zone fully, so I'm getting over my fear of creepy crawly things by just telling myself over and over again- "you're killing them, they can't get you when they're dead!" haha

So I guess this was a very duo teaming week for Wren and I. It's always fun to do instances together- yay quality time!

We apologize again for being behind and not getting a new parody song for you all. Both Wren and I have not been winning the battles with our sinus infections as fast as both of us hoped. Hopefully we will be mucus-free next week. *crossing fingers*

For the Horde, for the Alliance, and for the "what the heck, why is that warrior wearing hunter hearlooms?"

July 9th update: Wren and Morgaine here, sending in a quick e-mail seeing as how neither of us had much time to play this week. However, we did manage to sit down for 2 hours and finish out our skyguard rep grind to get ourselves some nether ray mounts, yay more mounts. Anyways, sorry no audio again. And sadly definitely wont have any next week as Morgaine is heading off to Chicago with her mum to do some serious scrapbooking.

July 16th update: Just Wren this week. I've sent my lovely wife off to Chicago for her big craft thingamwhatchaimicalitter. (I'll be honest I wrote that just to hear someone stumble through it)I promised mount testing from the beta, so this is a fully tested mount check from the beta. So as we now all know, every mount except for the class mounts and the Arena type PVP mounts are going account wide. HOWEVER, lots of mounts AREN'T really account wide as far as the horde and alliance versions go. The following mounts are actually different mounts alliance and horde side. So you will actually need one of each separately, one horde, one alliance:

  • Argent Warhorse - From the Argent Tournament
  • Armored Brown Bear - Bought from Mei in Dalaran
  • Baradian Mounts - Bought with Tol Barad Tokens
  • Black War Bear - Assassinating enemy factions leaders
  • Black war Mammoth - Bought in Dalaran for Honor.??!!!?@!@?!?@!?@
  • Grand Black War Mammmoth - From Raid in Winterthinger
  • Grand Ice Mammoth - From Sons of Hodir
  • Ice Mammoth - Sons of Hodir
  • Mechano Hog and Mekgineers Chopper
  • Spectral Mounts - Scroll of Ressurection
  • Swift Alliance Steed - Extinct mount from Trial Raid
  • Swift Horde Wolf - Extinct mount from Trial Raid
  • Travelers Tundra Mammoth - Goldsink mount
  • Venomhide Ravasaur - Quest mount
  • Vicious Warsteed - Rated Battlegrounds
  • Vicious War Wolf - Rated Battlegrounds
  • Wintersaver - Quest mount
  • Wooly Mammoth - Justice Points mount in Dalaran

I may have missed 1 or 2 but I'm fairly certain if I did this gives you a good expected basis.
What does this mean? For true mount wh....collectors. These are more mounts for you to try for. These also all counts towards the mount achievements, so if you find yourself close to the 50 or 100 mark it may be an easy way to pick up the loose ends.
That however reminds me of something very exciting. Each mount added counts torwards achievements, getting 100 different mounts across the account will give you the Blue and Red Dragonhawks. This means those of us with horde and alliance toons have a nice natural headstart on the achievement due to having access to both sides ground mounts and basic faction flying mounts.'
P.S. - I checked, paladin mounts are locked out, while making a Tauren Paladin and a Blood Elf paladin will get you two extra mounts, the blood elf cant mounts the taurens and vice versa.
So to get all possible mounts right now you'll need at least 1 warlock, and 4 paladins, Human or Dwarf, Draenei, Blood Elf and Tauren.

July 30th update: Morgaine really didnt get any time to play this week, except for transmogging her main into a mix of wrath items, shes got this "saucy cleavage showing pirate" type look going on right now with her night elf rogue. My week (Wren) was pretty uneventful. I caught my DK up to 68 so that I can start running instances with her priest soon. I did however start attending raids with "BigBearButt" one of the premiere bear tank bloggers, and its pretty cool. We are doing alliance side heroic ICC to get the mount achievement. More then a bit trickier then the Ulduaar runs, but I am still madly in love with dragon mounts, so I'll gladly put in the work to get it. I have a request, can anyone who wants to get the Red proto drake mount send me a message on twitter so I can organize some instance runs. I'm only three achievements shy on my druid, and its a fun one to get.Thanks. Anyways, I know its been awhile but here is a parody song, its not the one we were originally planning on doing next, but Morgaine had an urge to rock out. We werent planning on doing it a Capella, but had issues finding the music to go with it correctly.

Aug. 6th update: Morgaine squeeked out 2 levels on her undead Warlock so now she is finally level 58 and in Hellfire Pennisula (yay!). She also cranked out some Darkmoon Faire time and played her disc priest a tiny bit with Wren's Death Knight. Boy is it nice to have instant ques when you have a tank/heal team. Wren also successfully flipped a Swift Lovebird on the auction house, bought for 1400 gold and sold for 7000 gold. Other than the same old, same old WoW stuff, not a whole lot new with us crew. Maybe once the show is over, we will finally have more WoW time and more parody-making time. ;)

(and that should be all our updates...now up to date!! lol)
Weird I know.

And for those that like our parodies, we sent in these parodies:

Anyways, *crossing fingers* that things get back to normal soon.
For the Horde, For the Alliance, for the "holy cow, is it really 6am and I'm still awake and haven't gotten any sleep yet!?!"