In the twenty-third World of Warcraft podcast episode, we comment on the bombs Blizzard dropped on Mage bomb buffs, we discuss strategies for the Glory of the Hero achievement, we share our and your favorite raid for week two of our thirty weeks of WoW, we talk Ghost Iron Ore (again), along with professions, and a remote auction house noob tip, we get into level 80 twinking with iLevel 409 items, drink some potions of luck, and give big grats to the Bitter and Salty guild for reaching level 25.

Bitter and Salty is brought to you weekly by Molsan and Sláinte.

Today’s Hotfixes… Mage and Tank Buffs!

Glory of the Hero

  • Couldn’t Solo Old Kingdom
  • Zombiefest strategy

#TWoWoW – Week 2 – Favorite Raid

My favourite raid would have to be Karazhan!

Part of it was the mechanics – they were interesting, new, and challenging.

Part of it was, strangely enough, the effort you had to go through to actually get attuned. I know raid attunement is a double-edged sword, but I did enjoy the challenge – mainly because I got to do it with friends. Which brings me to the main reason I liked Karazhan so much – the friends and guildies that I got to run it with. I always looked forward to raiding not because I might get loot or down a new boss, but because the people I ran it with made it a very enjoyable time for me!

(Although our tank had this crazy notion of doing difficult pulls of packs of undead by gathering them all up and AoEing!)

Keep up the great work guys!

    • Mystek AKA Tydanis, Earthen Ring US

So for my week 2 submission for my favourite raid I had a bit of trouble deciding on one. I’ve been playing since WoW has released so I’ve experienced every raid that’s been out, so I had to take some time and think about each one and which I had the fondest memories of. After some thought, I narrowed it down to only two: Kharazhan and Sunwell. Not only do I have my fondest memories during this time in WoW (the Burning Crusade exspansion) from both content and the people I played with then, but both of these raids were long, interesting, fun, and beautiful in design. If I had to choose just one of those raids, well I can’t haha, but I would say Kharazhan for overall fun, and Sunwell for overall beauty and lore.

Keep up the awesome job guys, the show is a pleasure to listen to each week :)

 Hello Molsan and Sláinte! It’s Grimm writing in with my 30 days of WoW. I’m gonna cheat and backdate this first email to include week one, so:

My first toon was a Tuaren feral druid named Sala (after the Indiana Jones character) on Korialstrasz. I started playing in december of 2006, right before the launce of BC, and didn’t know feral was not a viable spec. I just liked turning into a cat and stealthing past everything. I was on Korial for 3 years until all the friends I had been playing with had finally stopped playing, and I wanted to go somewhere that I know people would be on even at my late hours, so I transferred to Earthen Ring to join AIE. Sala was taken, and being terrible at selecting names the best thing I could come up with was Rowlf (like the Muppet). That lasted a few months until I got sick of it and decided to come up with something that I could work into any character to make naming easier, and thus Grimmclaw was born. So yes, original toon played since vanilla.

As to my favorite raid, although I love the design, look and feel of Ulduar, I have the best memories from ICC, when Floor Tanks made it through to defeat the Lich King. We may not have been cutting edge, but it was the first time I ever killed an end of expansion boss while it was current content, and by the end of ICC that team had a great chemistry.

Ghost Iron Ore

  • What is the deal with the raw uncommon market?

Remote Auction House Noob Tip

  • Manipulate the query string and bookmark your favorite searches
  • Change “faction” and “search_term” in the query below
    • https://us.battle.net/wow/en/vault/character/auction/[faction]/browse?n=[search_term]&filterId=-1&minLvl=-1&maxLvl=-1&qual=1&start=0&end=20&sort=unitBuyout&reverse=false

Auction House Etiquette

  • Call from Tethedra (sorry if we misspelled your name)

#HotT

  • Crafted shield and BoE Gift for main tank

i409 Twinking

  • GET INTO IT
  • I’D TWINK THAT
    • DK 310 Item Level

Potion of Luck

  • Molsan
    • Session 1 (Blood DK) – Howling Wind Caverns
      • 6 Plundered Treasure
      • 4g
      • 2g, 5 GiO, 2 MoH
      • 25g
      • 1g
      • 2g
      • 4g, 2 GiO, 3 Black Trillium Ore, 3 White Trillium Ore
      • 3 MoH
      • 21 Windwool Cloth
      • 3 Uncommons
      • Bunch of GiO (from Mining)
    • Session 2 (same)
      • 8 Plundered Treasure
      • 3g, 3 WWC, 4 BTO, 4 WTO
      • 4g
      • 4g
      • 24g, 4 BTO
      • 2g
      • 5g, 5 GIO
      • 4g
      • 2g, 1 uncommon
      • 1 MoH
      • 11 WWC
      • Bunch of GIO (from Mining)
  •  Sláinte
    • Used in HoF LFR Trash
    • Thanks for tip Rho
    • Looted 6 Treasures
    • Gold and other stuff
    • Got 4 Treasures
    • Mostly Gold and White Trillium Ore

Soul of the Aspects Pet Giveaway

  • From @benredington
  • Mention us on Twitter with… Your favorite in-game battle cry (for the horde, glory to the alliance, Anu belore dela’na, etc.)!
  • On Thursday, March 28th, we will select one random person who follows us and mentions us with their favorite battle cry.
  • Follow us @bitterandsalty so we can DM you the code!

Bitter and Salty Guild Dings 25!

  • Thank you all!!!

Calls

  • Jean Dings 25 on a Pet
  • Jean Dings 90 on 3rd character

Mentions

@badtauren how many palis between the two of you

@JetrixAdune by the way guys, I got the “Diplomat” Title earlier this week…would love a shout out!

@Ashayo Sorry I missed Q1! I don’t believe all those folks whose first toon wasn’t a NE Hunter. Mine was :)

@jeanbees My first toon was a dwarf pally. My son deleted her.#lateagain
@jeanbees My NEXT first toon was a NE druid named Saris. Now she’s a troll named Aless. STILL not max level (88).

@Wowhonen My first toon might be gone but his namesake lives on! My next toon to 90 will be my rogue Nobag

@Nick20Q @Molsan congrats to your podcast and guild! that is awesome

Music

  • Clips of intro and outro music taken from “Urbana-Metronica (wooh-yeah mix)” by spinningmerkaba.

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