In the sixty-seventh World of Warcraft podcast episode, we grind for gear and fish as we continue to prepare for our next attempt at Herald of the Titans, Molsan tries to dig Sláinte out of the rut by offering ideas and challenges to keep him stimulated, we consider making “A Fortnight in Dala-ran” our next challenge even if it involves jousting, we offer suggestions for Blizzard to help with the pre-expansion lull, and we sing with Grom and the Warsong Clan for our Thirty Weeks of Warlords of Draenor.

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

Gearing for HotT

What’s new?

The Rut

Why is WoW not fun anymore?

Fortnight and What Not

A Fortnight in Dalaran: Farming Northrend Mounts and Pets at lvl85+

http://www.wowhead.com/guide=1045/a-fortnight-in-dalaran-farming-northrend-mounts-and-pets-at-lvl85

TWoWoD Week 8 – Nagrand and the Warsong Clan led by Grommash Hellscream

Fun facts we didn’t know about…

Grom Hellscream

  • He was Thrall’s best friend and chief advisor

  • He was the first to drink Mannoroth’s blood to bind the Horde to the Burning Legion

  • His name means “The Giant’s Heart”

  • He is buried in Ashenvale in Demon Fall Canyon – the site where he and Thrall defeated Mannoroth

  • His axe, Gorehowl, belongs to his son Garrosh

  • He led the invasion of Shattrath City and won

Warsong Clan

  • Named after the high-pitched battle cries of Grom and the rhythmic songs they chant in battle

  • After the Second War, they were charged with guarding the Dark Portal on the Azerothian side

  • Ner’zhul betrayed the Warsong, and they were stranded on Azeroth and retreated to Stonard after the destruction of the Dark Portal

  • With an elevated bloodlust, Mannoroth manipulated the clan to fight the Night Elves in Ashenvale and killed Cenarius

  • The night elves still hold animosity towards the Warsong clan and they frequently clash in the area known as Warsong Gulch

TWoWoD Week 9 – Highmaul

Music

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

Additional clips of music taken from “Epic Sax Guy [Original] HD” by SunStroke Project

Contact Info

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

Twitter

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http://twitter.com/molsan
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In the thirty-eighth World of Warcraft podcast episode, the remote auction house is down and we don’t know what to do, we dislike change and thus are scared of TradeSkillMaster 2.0, we ask that the LFR bashing stop once and for all, we announce that Major Payne is no more, we add more Molsan Methods and a new gold-making tip, we clarify a few housekeeping items regarding our upcoming leveling challenge, and we address the Thirty Weeks of World of Warcraft question: What is your favorite profession.

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

Mobile AH DOWN

http://wow.joystiq.com/2013/06/22/mobile-armory-gold-hack/

Hax0rd… now what?

TSM 2.0

http://www.phatlewtsgold.net/2013/06/tradeskillmaster-20-teaser.html

LFR Bashing and Defending

Why does everyone hate LFR so much?

Major Payne No Moar

Molsan did it!

Lil XT, Fel Flame, Ghostcrawler

Pet Battle Email from Kori from Aerie Peak – US <Convert to Raid>

Hey guys,

I was thinking about the tweet I sent Slainte and thought maybe I should provide more info.

Here is my guide to getting your first lvl 25 pet fairly quickish.

Capture an Arcane Eye or few from outside Karazhan. These pets are a single pet fight around lvl 17. You should be able to take them out with around lvl 8-10 pets. It is 3 to 1 after all.

Get the blues if you can, else greens work just fine.

if you can’t find a green, grab a white or grey and upgrade them to green by paying 1000 justice points to the justice point vendor standing on the Temple of Niuzao

Battle lvl 20-21 pets. Capture any blues or greens you can. (or make them with JP stones) Swap out your team to the higher pets, and then fight any pets at least 3 levels higher then your own. Wild pets at this level lose 2 levels of experience when caught, so this trick will only take you up to around level 22-23 pets. Find a good spot with lots of pets in pandaria, (the pools in the vale work well, for example) and battle your way to 25.

All of the power level guides I’ve found assume you at least 1 or 2 lvl 25 pets. This is the quickest way I know to get that first 25.

New Molsan Methods

Disenchanter

Ethereal Shard Trader

Leather Converter

Leveling Challenge Questions

Will more/extra gold help us level faster?

Will need to utilize a 2nd account. Is that allowed?

Can we have alts… specifically bank alts?

TWoWoW Week 17 – Favorite Profession

Sláinte – Fishing… Like Duh

Molsan – Enchanting

Mentions

https://twitter.com/Heronymus/status/349570847213764608

Email

Baloku, Earthen Ring

Hey guys, great show.

As a new listener I’ve only heard a few episodes, but Bitter and Salty is already at the top of my playlist.

I’m also new to WoW, relatively, having started at the end of Cata, so I’m still spending most of my time catching up and experiencing WoW with a first time beginner’s mind.

You’ll probably talk about pet battles again and for when you do I’d like to point out that Mr. Pinchy is freakin’ awesome!  Molsan, Fish up a Mr. Pinchy!  Slainte, he’s just waiting to be the captain of your team.

For the seventeenth week in the World of Warcraft, how could it be anything other than fishing?  Hooray for Mr. Pinchy!  ‘nuf said, eh?

I missed the discounted character transfer weekend, and honestly I’m too cheap to have paid for a character transfer anyway.  However, I took a look at the Bitter and Salty’s “Stay Classy” progress and rolled a goblin mage on Earthen Ring.  If you’d like to toss me a guild invite, I’d love to join.

P.S. Aquoavo, Karazhan, Rogue, Howling Fjord, Dire Maul, Harrison Jones in Grizzly Hills, Remember the Sunwell, PvE, For the Horde?, Flameward Hipogryph, Noblegarden Gearset, What a Long Strange Trip it’s Been, Magister’s Terrace, Stratholme, Bartender, The Violet Hold, and Fishing! Hooray for Mr. Pinchy!

And stop.

@Lilulicious

Hi Boys!

Thought I’d send an email for Week 17 of 30 Weeks of WoW: favorite profession. Too much to fit in a Tweet, and I know how much Salty Sláinte loves reading emails. ;)

My favorite profession in WoW has nothing to do with what is most beneficial for my class, and in point of fact, I have a love/hate relationship with this profession. It’s weird and wacky, it’s Engineering.

First, why I love it: there are so many fun, cool, useful items to make. From the chopper to the roflcopter, belt tinkers, bombs, trinkets, guns, goggles, gadgets, thingamabobs, and doohickeys, Engineering has loads of awesome toys to play with.

Why I hate it: Parts. All the freaking weird little parts you have to make BEFORE you can make the item. A framework, a tube, blasting powders, triggers, struts, contacts, a handful of nuts… err, I mean bolts. It’s an organizational nightmare converting raw mats to parts, parts to an item.

To me, though, the rewards outweigh the annoyance of constructing the item. I love blasting open a lockbox or having a belt tinker that projects a “cardboard” version of me to draw aggro. And don’t get me started on how much I adore my roflcopter!

I don’t think I have to tell you fellas how much I love the show and look forward to it every week, but I’ll tell ya again anyways!

Ciao for now!

Ashayo

Fishing! Nah, I just said that to maintain the ‘separated from Slainte at birth’ legend.

Inscription! Nah, I just said that coz Molsans Milling Macro is da bomb.

Cooking! Nah, I just said that so I’d have an excuse to say “rep with ma’ besties”

For the longest time, Jewelcrafting was my favourite profession. The reason was a combination of factors including that it was new, it was a good gold earner, there was plenty of opportunity to help guildies that didnt have the right cuts, and it had some pretty good JC-only perks. It’s kind of fallen out of favour with me this expansion, mostly because I think the first three of that list no longer really applies as much as it used to.

So I’m going to cheat and say my favourite profession is mining-alchemy-blacksmithing. There’s other combinations, but that’s currently my favourite. As an altoholic, there’s nothing more fulfilling than mining your own ore, smelting it, getting your alchemist to trasmute into trillium and living steel, then having your blacksmith make a super useful belt buckle or the like.

Stay professiony San Diego

Audio

Juuno

Jaminbee

Ben

Jellad

Strumpet

TWoWoW Week 18 – Best and worst thing about World of Warcraft

 

Comments

Katua

Really enjoying the podcast – this is my first listen. :)

ElvUI and other bag modes – if you go into the configuration for elvUI (/elvUI), you can go to bags and disable the bag addon in ElvUI.

This didn’t affect my OneBag installation at all – just kept me from displaying 4 bags at the bank!

Joanna

I’m going to listen to this tonight while playing because you touch on a lot of relevant topics to me, but without listening, I’d say that dps is about spell rotation, that can end up with a lot of button hitting when the going gets tough. If it’s possible to soulstone a boss well I have possible done that, as well as hitting and equipping my fishing rod out of confusion, or perhaps building a cooking fire.

The Warlock noob. Hmm 5 years playing one and I’m an expert at questing, but put me in a raid and I’m like a toddler on a day out with the grown ups.

As for elvUI. I hated it at first and changed back to Blizzards default, but for me elvUI grows on you, until you just can’t do without it.

Looking forward to having a listen.

Mentions

https://twitter.com/Joypenny/status/349325590547013632

Pet Giveaway

Landro’s Lil’ XT – July 5th @ 10:00am

Rules: Mention @bitterandsalty and say hello to @SaltySlainte for an entry into the pet giveaway contest (US realms only).

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

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In the nineteenth World of Warcraft podcast episode, love is in the air and we’re hot for some love token grinding, we review the 5.2 valor point reset and Elder Charm changes, we explain the upcoming changes to Fishing and break down pool migrations, we reveal more Tiller tips, and we deliver breaking news that valor points actually won’t reset after all.

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

Love is in the Air!

The Valor/Justice Point System and 5.2 Changes…

  • Valor/Justice and Conquest/Honor Resets
    • “With 5.2 we won’t be changing current Valor items to cost Justice, but they will be much cheaper (discounts from 50-75% off their current costs). You’ll need to acquire Valor after the patch is released to buy pieces for their discounted rate, or to buy the new 5.2 Valor items, but we’re also introducing new items to spend your Justice on, including heirlooms and Pet Battle stones.”
  • Elder/Lesser Charms
    • “While Charms won’t be converted, Lesser Charms of Good Fortune will no longer be used to purchase Elder Charms in patch 5.2. Instead Lesser Charms will purchase Mogu Runes of Fate. They’ll be purchasable in the same way; once a week, 90 Lesser Charms can be converted to 3 Mogu Runes of Fate via a quest in your faction’s Shrine. Mogu Runes of Fate will be usable for bonus rolls on 5.2 raid and world bosses only. Elder Charms will continue to be used for bonus rolls on 5.0 raids and world bosses, and will now be acquired as item drops by killing enemies in the new 5.2 Thundering Isle outdoor zone.”
    • http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/7189123/52_Currency_Conversions-06_02_2013
  • Grimm fighting it out with Bashiok on Twitter

OH WAIT… THANKS, ZARHYM!

  • After reading your feedback and locking ourselves in dim, florescent-lit rooms for much deliberation, we have decided that we are NOT going to convert Valor to Justice and Justice to gold when 5.2 ships.
  • In addition, we’re making a change to ensure that there are some gear rewards available via the Kirin Tor Offensive and Sunreaver Onslaught, the two new factions with which players can earn reputation in 5.2 without raiding. The patch was shaping up to be a real challenge for players who don’t like raiding (including LFR), as our original design meant that no new Valor rewards would be available to them without needing to run Throne of Thunder. You can expect to see the Valor rewards on the Kirin Tor Offensive and Sunreaver Onslaught quartermasters updated on the 5.2 public test realms in the near future. These rewards are ilevel 496 and will only accommodate a few slots, as they aren’t intended to be very attractive to raiders (including those running LFR), but should give non-raiders something to shoot for in 5.2.
  • http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/7909111142#1

Professions

Tiller Tip

Tracking Raw Level Mats

  • GIO price up… so stay away!

HotT updates

  • Crafting gear
    • Sons of Hodir enchants
  • New concerns??
  • Always looking for alts to help out
  • Monthly event for B&S guild?

Sláinte is Dual-Boxing

  • SoR on myself

Mentions

@Ashayo – Now I understand why ghost iron prices have gone up Thanks @bitterandsalty

@SpankingBArthur

  1. @bitterandsalty 7th Alt to 90. 8th is 3 levels away. 3 pets to level 25 Spending time on lowbies waiting for patch 5.2.
  2. Question for show: Do you think crossrealm mailing of heirlooms is a possibility at some point soon?
  3. Oh, and Doombringer got me 500gold on AH
  4. OH! Just hit Exalted with Hydraxian Waterlords AND hit 55 exalted reps! :) No more Molten Core!

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

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In the eleventh World of Warcraft podcast episode, we ask if it’s worth it to achieve max level cooking, the impact to the change to Redbelly Mandarin pools with patch 5.1, the Potion of Luck and is it worth crafting and using, synchronizing addons for multiple computers, and the week 3 update to our gold-making challenge.

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

Pandaria Cooking

  • Why train, when its cheaper to buy in AH.
  • Is there a need for Non-Raiders?

Fishing

  • Change to Redbelly Mandarin pools in Jade Forest
    • https://theunderminejournal.com/item.php?item=74860
    • Patch 5.1 removed pools of Redbelly Mandarin from the Jade Forest
    • Overall, price spiked to about 14g each after the patch, now down to about 11-13g (range higher on EU realms: 12g-23g ea avg price)
    • Patch was released on 11/27, and quantity took a dive and keeps falling
    • Can now be found only in Townlong Steppes (Inland, and not many locations) or in Vale of Eternal Blossoms (but pools are shared with two other types)
    • Find one of the spawn locations and fish in open water (1/3 drop rate for RBM)

Alchemy
@Grozlok@bitterandsalty @Molsan What happened to Potion of Luck? It’s gone missing from the Undermine Journal.

@walkstweets@SaltySlainte @bitterandsalty No, not really. Cost of mats is not equal to the return.

Are Potions of Luck worth using?

  • Greater Potion of luck changed to Potion of Luck in 5.1
  • Crafted with one Golden Lotus (down from three)

Multiboxing

Gold-Making Challenge – Week 3

  • Molsan
    • How I spy on Sláinte and check for undercuts remotely
    • I screwed up and am losing
  • Salty
    • AH camping

Why I Like and Dislike the T-Mog Market

Bitter and Salty Guild

  • Join us!

Mentions
@aquagorillabear@bitterandsalty Am pretty proud of my recent achieve, Pro Pet Group – 15 pets to Lvl 25!wowhead.com/achievement=65… Cinder Kitten should be mine!!

@Wowhonen@bitterandsalty Honen level 90 priest on the nazgrel realm. I just hit exaulted with the anglers and with it guild got pandaren embassy!

@Wowhonen@bitterandsalty wow! Thanks a ton for this and the great podcast you put out. It has quickly become one of my favorite in my rotation

@strumpet101: Catching up with laundry, other housework, and stuff while listening to @bitterandsalty … tired easily but still good!

@JetrixAdune@bitterandsalty considering nominating a certain podcast for most “so…” in the show.#JustJoking

iTunes Reviews

Music

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

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Welcome to Episode 3 of the World of Warcraft podcast, Bitter and Salty! In this episode, we discuss Hallow’s End, Pet Battles, AddOns, customizing your UI, getting distracted by achievements and other old world fun, and the race to 90 between Molsan and Sláinte.

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

Hallow’s End is NEAR!

  • When:   October 18th – 31st
  • Where: Azeroth, Outland, Northrend
  • Learn More: Wowhead, Wowpedia
  • Seasonal Boss: Headless Horseman
  • Use the Dungeon Finder to participate in a high-level encounter against the Headless Horseman (your character must be at least level 89), granting a Loot-Filled Pumpkin containing special holiday loot as a daily reward.

310 Flying

Old World Fun / Achievements

  • Currently doing Netherwing dailies
  • Need achieves for Glory of the Hero
  • Need to defeat Illidan for Black Temple
  • Argent Tournament dailies w/o jousting

RACE TO 90!

  • Phone call from Molsan

 

  • Who will win, Molsan or Sláinte?

Monks

  • Getting Heirlooms for your Monk
    • Justice Points vs. Champion’s Seal vs. DMF Tickets

Pet Battles

  • Clarification on Strumpet’s question from E2 (re: how to identify pet tiers out in the wild)
    • There are two types of “rare” pets: Quality vs. Spawn.
    • Any pet that you can battle has a chance to be of “rare” quality.
    • Check health of pets you can battle in a particular zone. If a pet has more than average, then chances are it is rare.
    • AddOn called “Battle Pet – Quality Notifier”
      • The quality / rarity of the wild pet
      • If the pet species is an upgrade in quality (Upgrade)
      • If you don’t have that species (Not Owned)
      • World tooltips show what you currently have in journal when mouseover wild pets. This includes quality and level
      • http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/battle-pet-quality-notifier
  • Additional AddOns if you can’t wait for patch 5.1
    • PetJournal Enhanced
      • Additional sorting and filtering options including filtering by current zone
    • BattlePetCount
      • Similar to quality notifier but adds a tooltip to the pet icon while in-battle that tells you if you own the pet or not and also lists the quality of the pet
  • Make this an app already and take my money

Fishing

  • Phone call from Daniel
  • Fishing Addons
  • Phone call from Strumpet – Anglers

Engineering

  • Ghost Iron Dragonling – I need for all the alts!
    • What are Cogwheel sockets and where do I get Cogwheels from?

Archy

  • Best Addon and 2nd Best Secondary skills

Call from Patrice – ArkInventory

UI Customization

  • I love redoing and tweaking my UI
  • Random/addons vs. UI package
  • How often do you change your UI?

News

  • Windsong and Elemental Force Information
    • http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6893549789#1
    • Recent hotfix to both the Windsong and Elemental Force enchants to improve their performance.
    • Windsong is a weapon enchant that will “sometimes increase your critical strike, haste, or mastery by 1,500 for 12 sec when dealing damage with spells and melee attacks. Requires a level 372 or higher item.”
    • Blizzard community manager Daxxarri now claims that Windsong is now a useful enchant for all classes and specs (save Hunters who use scopes and Death Knights who use Runeforging) since it will trigger on all damage or healing, be it spell, melee, or ranged, and direct or periodic. Elemental Force will also trigger from all damage, so is useful for all damage dealers.
    • To create the enchant, you’ll need 12 Spirit Dust (2.5g ea) and 1 Ethereal Shard (30g), a total of 60g.
    • Currently selling for about 150g

Grats / Dings

Music

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

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