In the one hundred and third World of Warcraft podcast episode, we determine the exact moment that Legion goes live in the US and the EU, and plan for all the DDOS attacks, we announce the raid schedule for The Emerald Nightmare, and plan to get our mains and alts raid-ready on or before September 20th, we debate about the reliance on addons for raiding in Legion, and whether or not Blizzard should nerf boss encounters so we can play with Stock UI, we are embarrassed to admit that we use mouse wheels and macros to make gold and do DPS, and we tell you exactly where you should not eat when you’re at the Anaheim Convention Center this year for BlizzCon.

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

Legion Launch Time

  • 12:01 AM Pacific is Legion launch time, EU is later in the afternoon

World Quests

Dungeon and Raid Schedule Released

  • https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/20243893/legion-dungeons-and-raids-schedule
  • Tuesday, August 30–When Legion is live, dungeons will immediately be available on Normal and Heroic difficulties. Mythic dungeon difficulty will be available after the weekly dungeon reset time.
  • Tuesday, September 20–The Emerald Nightmare Raid dungeon opens on Normal and Heroic difficulties. Mythic Keystones will begin dropping which will allow increased challenge and rewards from Mythic dungeons.
  • Tuesday, September 27–Mythic difficulty for the Emerald Nightmare Raid dungeon opens. The first wing of Raid Finder difficulty for Emerald Nightmare opens.
  • Tuesday, October 11–Raid Finder Wing 2 of Emerald Nightmare opens.
  • Tuesday, October 25–Raid Finder Wing 3 of Emerald Nightmare opens.

The Race to 110 by September 20th

  • Alt-mains vs. co-mains… Nobody wants to talk about it or admit that it happens

Gamescom interview with Ion Hazzikostas

  • Artifacts and artifact power will be relevant throughout Legion
  • 7.1 content discussion already coming in a few weeks
  • Admitted that content is being coded against STOCK UI

AddOns can’t be used in raids

  • Only breaking addons in competitive situations (dungeons and raids) other addons are not affected
  • Should raid encounters be simple like Vanilla
  • Should raid encounters rely on addons
  • Challenge (How long can you play with STOCK UI)

Content Longevity and Relevance

  • Investing in artifact power on a “main” and then they nerf you… rage quit?
  • Keeping raids and content relevant longer
  • What if you experience raids and content later in the game? Are you a lesser WoW player?

DDOS

  • What does it mean and why is WoW always down?

New Segment: Molsan is Embarrassed

  • Mousewheel is back!
  • For auctions and DPS
  • If you use macros or a guide, does that make you a good or bad player

Salty Blizzcon Tip

  • Do not eat from the food vendors inside the convention center

Music

Clips of intro and outro music taken from “Slainte” by Tartalo Music (on YouTube and Facebook)

Additional clips of music taken from “Overwatch Soundtrack” by Blizzard Entertainment

Contact Info

Email: podcast@bitterandsalty.com
Phone: 413 BIT SALT or 413 248 7258
Molsan Method: http://molsanmethod.net

Twitter

http://twitter.com/bitterandsalty
http://twitter.com/molsan
http://twitter.com/saltyslainte

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In the seventy-sixth World of Warcraft podcast episode, we learn that Normal raiding is difficult and near impossible when an LFR Retribution Paladin is in your group, Molsan has fun in SO 3 setting up groups, portal-jumping boxes, and playing with his cogwheel, Sláinte gets booted out of the Blizzcon-ticket waiting room and throws a fit on the Internet, we configure and track drop-rate statistics with MobInfo2, and we place our brand new copy of “War Crimes” on our bookshelf.

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

SoO1 NORMAL Recap

Low Retribution DPS, too much loot talk, and stepping on prisons

SoO3 Recap

Started telling the raid that it was my first time in SoO3… No response

Was yelled at immediately for not tanking engineers or w/e

Spoiled the Spoils… Box tanking and cog wheel PvP

Asked other tank to split groups and he said “no”

Blizzcon is Awesome

Eventbrite is not

MobInfo2 AddOn

MobInfo2

One of my all-time favorites… had forgotten to enable settings to group mobs together (“Combine Same Mobs”)

On the Database tab, I change loot item data quality to “Grey & Better” to show all the stats

mobinfo2

Then it looks like this:

mobinfo2_tooltip

War Crimes

Crimes against Gnomeregan

Salty’s LOA

An Announcement of sorts

Music

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

Additional clips of music taken from “Everything Is Awesome!!! (Instrumental Sing-A-Long)” by Mark Mothersbaugh

Contact Info

Email: podcast@bitterandsalty.com
Phone: 413 BIT SALT or 413 248 7258
Molsan Method: http://molsanmethod.com

Twitter

http://twitter.com/bitterandsalty
http://twitter.com/molsan
http://twitter.com/saltyslainte

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In the seventy-third World of Warcraft podcast episode, we drag bosses up and around Orgrimmar and complete SoO 2 in LFR, Molsan experiences in-game combat lag yet again but has really fixed it this time, we review essential addons for improving both our gameplay and raiding experience, we discuss Blizzard’s reliance on addons to assist players with mechanics and encounters, Sláinte requests a personal Rogue trainer to figure out how to use swords and daggers, and we read every single patch note for Warlords of Draenor. No… we wouldn’t do that to you.

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

LFR Tanking

Epic Combat Lag

AddOns

Couldn’t see target or focus frames

Removed Mayron UI in favor of my own layout

SUF customization

Added specific addons and customized them

Must-haves (other than DBM, GTFO, etc.):

Bazooka (info bar like Titan)

Error Monster (takes out “ability is not ready yet” text)

Legendary Cloak(s)

Rogue training!

Music

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

Additional clips of music taken from “Everything Is Awesome!!! (Instrumental Sing-A-Long)” by Mark Mothersbaugh

Contact Info

Email: podcast@bitterandsalty.com
Phone: 413 BIT SALT or 413 248 7258
Molsan Method: http://molsanmethod.com

Twitter

http://twitter.com/bitterandsalty
http://twitter.com/molsan
http://twitter.com/saltyslainte

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In the seventy-second World of Warcraft podcast episode, Molsan and Sláinte debate everything LFR, gearing up as a tank, what loot spec to run raids in, and whether or not you should use addons while tanking, we follow up on the status of our raid team, and decide on our official raid nights so that it thoroughly pleases Sláinte, Molsan works out additional raiding manifesto items including a “Raid Night Plan B” option, and the “90 minute plus one” raiding schedule broken down, set, and agreed upon.

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

Tanking Time

Heroic Scholo

MoP Heroic… Siege of “Neez-Oww” Niuzao Temple

Terrace of Endless Spring… Tier shoulders and One-Hander

How to Loot Spec

DPS Time

In Tank gear

All teh LFRz…

How to tank LFR strategies

http://nolifeat90.blogspot.com/2012/11/terrace-of-endless-springs-lfr.html

How to gear “SUPER” quick

How to gear “SUPER” slow

Sláinte’s Raid Team Status

So where are we with that

Raid Team Raid Nights Chosen

Wednesdays and Sundays or Fridays

Music

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

Additional clips of music taken from “Y’all Ready for This (Space Jam Theme)” and “Everything Is Awesome!!! (Instrumental Sing-A-Long)” by Mark Mothersbaugh

Contact Info

Email: podcast@bitterandsalty.com
Phone: 413 BIT SALT or 413 248 7258
Molsan Method: http://molsanmethod.com

Twitter

http://twitter.com/bitterandsalty
http://twitter.com/molsan
http://twitter.com/saltyslainte

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In the fifty-second World of Warcraft podcast episode, we walk the tightrope on the Timeless Isle for coin-filled chests and disappointment, Molsan’s Shaman dings 90 and gears up for Throne of Thunder in about an hour, we speculate over future patches and what Blizzard can do to change how content is delivered in the next expansion, we buy all the things from the auction house using a macro, Sláinte wants to keep the gold in the guild bank all for himself instead of using it for repairs… and still dislikes Murloc costumes, we wonder what we’ve learned from our Thirty Weeks of World of Warcraft and plan ahead for future weekly challenges, and we switch markets to make more gold so we can spend even more gold on items like the Ethereal Soul Trader.

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

Was the Timeless Isle a Mistake?

Is it boring?

Tightrope Walking is for winners only

Shaman is 90

Quintessential Quintet

From dinging 90 to ToT… in about an hour

… and my DPS is at the bottom of the meters

Added an AoE macro so I will be ready for next time

Call from Strumpet

Achievements, the DMF Wolf, Nameplates for Only Friends

Call from Mystery Man

More content patches are on the way!

Rare Blue MoP Market is No Moar

Time to get into a new market… How about some Enchanting err… Inscription

How to Macro Any Add On Button

For TSM 2.0:

/click TSMAHTabBuyoutButton

/click TSMAHConfirmationActionButton

I use this to buy herbs “in bulk” below my max price.

http://www.clockworkriot.com/2012/04/how-to-macro-any-addon-button.html

Guild Bank Management

What should we do with the gold?

Our current cash flow (aside from generous donations) only covers repairs for two individuals running LFR.

Guild Bank Cleaning

We should discuss plans to clean out the guild bank in preparation for 6.0.

Your Ethereal Soul Trader Shall be Mine!

This is why I make and save gold… what are some big ticket items you’d spend your gold on besides Mimron’s Head?

Call from Juuno

No TWoWoW so now what?

Sláinte is totally wrong about Murloc costumes

Email from Jean

Hey guys!

Is it really over already? I’ll miss the 30 Weeks segment, but can’t wait to hear whatever you guys come up with next.

I’m answering two weeks at the same time, because I missed Week 26 and /played time and mains seem interrelated to me.

My total /played time between all my existing toons on all servers came in around 344 days. My first main, however, isn’t even included in this number. I deleted her a while back. I know, I can scarcely believe it myself. Onoma, Tauren hunter, was my first Horde character and my first max level character. I leveled her to 60 in Vanilla, and I still remember how excited I was to take her through the Dark Portal for the first time. That’s gotta be like 50 or 60 lost days of playtime, right?

Anyway, for most of BC and the beginning of Wrath, my main was my rogue, Marrsha. She had a name change and a server change along the way, and she was my first raiding toon. I liked sneaking around and pickpocketing and stabbing things. My played time on Marrsha is 70 days.

At some point during early Wrath, I went back and picked up an old abandoned priest alt. Suddenly, I was in love! I was in love with standing back and casting and being able to see what was going on. I was in love with healing. I leveled her up and she quickly became my new raiding toon–my new raid team needed a healer, so I specced Sindei Disc/Holy and she became my new main. She has been my main ever since, and she too, has about 70 days of playtime.

When I quit playing WoW, I eventually came back because I missed Sindei. When I got a FigurePrint for my birthday, it was Sindei who got the honors. I prioritized Sindei’s Darkspear Revolutionary title because, in my mind, Sindei is proud to be a Darkspear and to support and aid Vol’jin.

I admit, these days I find myself playing my Forsaken warlock Shirlea quite a bit. I have just 8 days /played on Shirlea, but she is my current raiding toon and is better geared than Sindei at this point. I even recently considered whether I should move her to the top of my character selection screen… but no. Shirlea may be most played lately, but she is still not my main. Shirlea may be the main of the moment, but Sindei is my main: the character I always go back to, the one who brought me back to the game, the one I love the best.

Thanks for a great 30 weeks, guys!

#TWoWoW Recap

What did we learn?

What will we do in its place? Bring back Weekly Challenge? Spin the Achievement Roulette wheel?!?

Sláinte’s Blizzcon Tip

No tips, just good vibes

Don’t carry around your Goodie Bag

Music

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

Additional clips of music taken from “Ylvis – The Fox (Karaoke/Instrumental)” by danielh7052

Contact Info

Email: podcast@bitterandsalty.com
Phone: 413 BIT SALT or 413 248 7258
Molsan Method: http://molsanmethod.com

Twitter

http://twitter.com/bitterandsalty
http://twitter.com/molsan
http://twitter.com/saltyslainte

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