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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In the forty-eighth World of Warcraft podcast episode, we want the Khan achievement but don’t want to do any of that PvP; we tell each other that it’s okay to spend gold on gear, especially if it’s a DPS set for an Unholy Death Knight; we fix our LFR lag by tweaking some in-game graphics settings; and for our thirty weeks of WoW, we reminisce about a time… a special time when Warcraft kindled a spark… a spark that ignited a fiery, intense, and lifelong friendship… for Molsan and Sláinte.

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

Spend all teh Gold

Sláinte continues to spend gold to make a DPS set.

Starting 5.4 with little gold and going to rebuild fortune with Molsan Methods

LFR Lag

From Wowinterface, by Leatrix:

“Leatrix Latency Fix will reduce your online gaming latency significantly by increasing the frequency of TCP acknowledgements sent to the game server. For the technically minded, this is a program which will modify TCPAckFrequency.

You will see reduced latency in many online games including World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, Diablo 3, Star Wars, Rift, Aion, Warhammer, Lord of the Rings, and more.”

http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info13581-LeatrixLatencyFix.html

MOAR HARDWARE AND GRAFICKS

http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/5326613057


TWoWoW This Week – Meet a Friend in the Game

Sláinte – Molsan

Molsan - Sláinte

Audio

Leeta with Ashayo

Tanasttia

Hasteur

Strumpet

Email

Rubmahbelleh/@wheeble_esq

Hi guys!

Rubmahbelleh here to chime in on week 27 and catch up a little!

I don’t think I have ‘made friends’ with anyone that I’ve grouped with! While I don’t mind LFD at all and often end up continuing to re-queue with one person or another, I rarely contact them later despite both of us /friending the other. I’ve made some strong friendships with people in WoW but those friendships usually start with being in the same guild together. I’d say I need a little more time than an LFD allows before calling someone a friend and so far, LFD hasn’t led to that.

For week 26, I turned to Altoholic for a snapshot of my current /played status. It turns out, I’ve played a total of 164 days, 7 hours, 56 minutes. Not as bad as I thought it might be. But what about the money I’ve put into WoW?

I’ve been a WoW subscriber since launch, paying month-to-month for the first year and then paying every six months and getting a slightly cheaper rate. If I calculate those subscription costs along with what I’ve spent on the original game purchase, expansions, Blizzard store mounts and companions, and  server, faction and name changes, I’ve dropped (gulp) $2042 on this game.

Ermahgerd.

But wait, let’s put this in perspective. Looking at these two totals together, I see WoW costs me about $0.52/hour to play. Ooohh…suddenly this looks like a sound financial decision!

Since this was money spent on ‘fun’ what alternatives might there be?

That amount of money would take me to about 185 movies, netting me approximately 309 hours of fun at a rate of $6.60/hour. Hmm, WoW wins over movies.

Two grand could take me to Disney World (flight, hotel, meals, park admission for one person). Over-estimating stamina and interest, let’s say I spend 12 hours a day for four days in parks, Disney turns out being a comparative rip-off at $43/hour.

How about music? Songs are cheap, they’ll beat WoW! Ok…so if I buy 2063 songs at 99¢ each and they average four minutes in length, that’s about 138 hours of entertainment at a rate of … $14.85/hour.

Ok…so that $2000 total took me by surprise a little but after looking at a few of my alternatives, I clearly have been making Warren Buffet-level decisions with my entertainment dollar and can totally justify buying more store mounts! That said, here’s a code for an Armored Bloodwing for the show. :)

And for the record, I’m really not a creepy loner at Disney World, I have a wife and two kids but none of them currently pay to play WoW so I was certainly NOT going to bring them along while I went to my 185 movies in the Magic Kingdom and listened to lots of music.

Awesome show, guys, thanks!

Grimm

Hey guys, it’s Grimm writing in with weeks 26 and 27 of the 30 weeks of WoW.

My /played really reflects my lack of playtime on alts, as my main, Grimmclaw, has 141 days played. Using Altoholic to take the totals from my two main realms, my total across all toons is 175 days. I know last week there was some discussion about being embarrassed to say our /played, because of the implication of what else we could be doing with that time. But honestly, I feel no embarrassment whatsoever about that time spent playing WoW, because I can honestly say that had I not been playing WoW, I would have been playing something else, or watching tv, or doing some other non-productive thing, But what I got out of WoW that I never would have with solo games or tv are the relationships I have formed in WoW, which brings me to week 27.

A few years ago I moved away from my original server of Korialstrasz, where I played with a couple of family members and friends. Most had all quit the game, and I was ready for something new. I came over to Earthen Ring, and, having never raided, I started looking through the raiding threads on the AIE forums. There I found a thread for a new team forming called Night Moves, looking to raid at a casual pace in order to have fun. I threw up a post saying I was looking for my first raid experience, had only PvP epics and would understand if they weren’t interested. The leader of that team was a guy named Molsan, who said it was no problem, and they would love to have me. From there I went on to meet more great people, who to this day I call my friends. We joke on Twitter, text each other about inane things, and meet at Blizzcon to watch each other dive into bushes. I see no reason that these people won’t continue to be my good friends long after we all move on to other games. Thanks for taking a chance on a noob, Molsan, and allowing me to meet all these great people. Your furry, stinky druid friend, Grimmclaw

Trofie

Hey guys, a thought came across my mind while listening to the latest episode;  What do you think the reason is that people are reluctant to tell others their /played time, but they’ll tell people that they’ve been playing since Vinilla (or BC or Wrath or Cata) with an amount of pride?

Mentions

TWoWoW Next Week: Your favorite dungeon/raid/world boss?

Call from WoW Dot Ben

Sláinte’s Blizzcon Tip

Spend time with your friends

Music

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

Additional clips of music taken from “Daft Punk Get Lucky (Mexican Monkey Mix)” by Magic Finger

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 thirty-seventh World of Warcraft podcast episode, we play how we want to play and hit the buttons we want to hit (even if it’s one), Sláinte switches over to ElvUI, we fly through patch 5.4’s new raid, The Siege of Orgrimmar, we level Blacksmithing with Ghost Iron Bars until we realize that’s dumb, we convert the super-secret rare MoP gear market into a Molsan Method list for you, we speculate on how the in-game economy will be affected by Virtual Realms, we reveal our favorite Wrath of the Lich King dungeon for our Thirty Weeks of World of Warcraft, and we challenge each other to become double agents.

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

DPS

Is it gear, spec/class, rotation… or is it the basic ability of hitting buttons correctly?

Warlock N00bs

What is all this?

ElvUI

Switching over to it… on a couple toons.

Bitten’s SpellFlash Addon

https://sites.google.com/site/bittensspellflash/faq

The Siege of Orgrimmar

The new raid… are you excited?

Blacksmith leveling with GIO only

Ummm yeah.

Molsan Method Update

Realm selection now available

New realms added: Draenor, Kul Tiras, Proudmoore, Terokkar… even Bladefist

Added new list for tracking MoP rare leveling equipment

Virtual Servers

Koltrane from CtR wants to know!

AH PvP

Double Agent Challenge?

Alliance Death Knight race to 90? Okay, sure.

Pet Battles

Dear Bitter and Salty,

After listening to your show the past two weeks, I finally took the time to write in about leveling Battle Pets quickly. Much like you as I was progressing through the Trainers through the various zones and needed to level up other pet families then the ones I had at level 25. I ran into the same issue in trying to identify a way to level a pet up rapidly and ran into the same suggestions of doing the dailies, but as you are aware when you are at that point you can’t use that process fully until you’ve beat the trainers you need to level pets for!

So I stumbled across one comment about taking your low level pet and putting it in a team with two other 25′s and taking it to Dragonblight in Northrend. At all of the dragon skeletons throughout the zone there are Dragonbone Hatchlings (http://www.wowhead.com/npc=62852) They are in the area in an abundant amount and hit fairly weakly and respawn fairly quickly. So if you are looking for a rather fast way to level up a low level this is one way. Keep in mind this will get fairly mind numbingly boring very quickly considering you will be facing the same pets over and and over.

With that in mind I wanted to find another way that wasn’t so grindy and so boring. So here is where I get to the “secret”. With your leveling pet in the first slot, (get it up to level 3 at least, so it isn’t one shot), go around the world and hunt all those other pets you know your OCD is telling you to collect. Let that leveling pet take a hit or make a hit, and then rotate it out. Rinse and repeat as you travel around the world trying to collect rares. So kill two birds (two dragonkins, whatever) with one stone, level a pet and collect all the things!

I found in one weekend of moderate playing, while waiting for Raid Finder queues to pop I was able to level at least one of every pet family to max level and not feel like I was fighting the same stuff over and over to the point of insanity. Meanwhile I was collecting all the pets I didn’t have and picking up the rares.

I know you also touched briefly on this but if there is a certain pet family you need, hop over to wowhead.com orwarcraftpets.com and see if there is a high level version in a Northrend/Cata/Pandaria zone you can hunt and capture a rare that you don’t have. When you capture them they will be around level 22-23 saving you a lot of leveling. I distinctly remember needing like two turtles since I had none anywhere past level 3 and was able to pick up two I still needed to capture in MoP zones saving me a ton of time.

As always great job with the show and I look forward to the next one! Good luck and good hunting!

Tyraine – Human (Hooman) Warrior – Terokkar – US

TWoWoW Week 16

Molsan — I cheated and asked Blizzard CMs Zarhym and Netherea, but I’ll go with Utgarde Pinnacle.

Sláinte — The Frozen Halls ( all 3 ) FoS, PoS, HoR

Mentions

https://twitter.com/TradeChat/status/347182494048731136

https://twitter.com/Wkbrowning1970/status/347182528400072704

https://twitter.com/AltheMage/status/347183107985780736

https://twitter.com/Allayva/status/347183244124508160

https://twitter.com/Syngry/status/347183691975520256

https://twitter.com/Fatboy420_/status/347184532857958401

https://twitter.com/nighttimeapp/status/347185133629091840

https://twitter.com/Szefir/status/347188345757130753

https://twitter.com/Insaneyall/status/347189407079616512

https://twitter.com/stoppableforce/status/347202555450884096

https://twitter.com/lefty1981/status/347203909107982336

EMail

@joypenny

Catch up Wk 15:

Vuhdo. Oh my goodness. It started out years ago as just something to make healing easier, and now, it has morphed into my entire casting interface, no matter who I’m playing. I love that I can bind anything (spells, potions, bandages) to my mouse. And that there’s a whole area of “hostile” spell bindings for fighting. Top that off with complete customization, auto buff renewal, and profiles I can save and load throughout my acct… And you have one satisfied caster.

Wk: 16

Violet Hold

I just love it! As far as the Wrath Dungeons go, it’s totally my favorite. I like that it’s in Dalaran, it’s all in one room, and there’s that gamble on who you’ll fight. Its quick, easy, and totally different than any other Instance I’ve done.

Audio

Ben

Strumpet

Ashayo

Jerome

TWoWoW Week 17 – Your favorite profession

Audio

Call from Strumpet

Call from Random Guy

Mentions

https://twitter.com/mattburlingame/status/346134632208674816

https://twitter.com/Joypenny/status/346127989718798338

https://twitter.com/Joypenny/status/345843853678501888

https://twitter.com/Hasteur/status/345380021730414592

https://twitter.com/AhragCC/status/345355517218136064

https://twitter.com/benredington/status/344662303217704961

Music

Clips of intro and outro music taken from “Urbana-Metronica (wooh-yeah mix)” by spinningmerkaba and “C’Mon” by Analog By Nature

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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