In the ninetieth World of Warcraft podcast episode, we upgrade to 6.0 and stare longingly at our character screen, we answer Thrall’s call and prepare for the Iron Horde in the Blasted Lands, we raid UBRS and spoils and get replaced by far superior tanks, we welcome the Headless Horse Man back and save his candies so we can dress up like Arthas, Slainte updates his Macro Toolkit to fix his Blood DK rotation, Molsan levels his Goblin by clicking on all the Candy Buckets, we break the game by fixing the auction house for Blizzard once and for all, and we recommend that if you’re attending Blizzcon, you should go big, or go home.

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

6.0 What Did You do First

Ow bout dem new cha’racter modelz mon

Pre-Expansion Questline

So that was all like… what was that?

Grind for Bronze Whelpling, brag about it, or just buy for 2-3K?

UBRS was fun… BUT WHERE WAS TEH BEAST?!?

RAID

Sober Sláinte getting booted by heroic raider meanie

ReGem/ReEnchant

Use WOTLK gems with same stat… WTH?

Hallow’s End

Arthas costume!! Best transmog set in the game?

New cats and i540 gear… IS IT ENOUGH?

Headless Horseman Loot QQ

25 attempts, 5 Magic Brooms, 2 ports to SM, some rings, and a mount

Loot timer just… ran out? People leave instance w/o selecting need/greed/pass

So, while I waited… I checked/fixed macros

Macro Toolkit is Broken

http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/macro-toolkit

Three-button macros or just play

Candy Bucket leveling for Warrior and Hunter (for 90 and Loremaster)

Ding Hinterlands and 89

Blizzcon Store Refresh

Home page was blank

All I wanted was the Blizzard autograph book and a ten-year anniversary pin

Big Auction House Stacks

Loving all the hate: “pls don’t post in stacks of 200” even from Blizzard employees

Bitter Gaming Rig

Build complete! Ultra mode engaged!

Final build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KBCnNG

No Windows experience for Win 8? How will Salty be beaten?

SLI causes sky flickering… great (solved by disabling SLI in NVIDIA Control Panel)

Salty Blizzcon Tips

Go Big or Go Home

Music

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

Additional clips of music taken from “Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines ft. T.I. Pharrell ( INSTRUMENTAL )” by ADreamOfficial

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 fifty-fifth World of Warcraft podcast episode, we noodle about the scroll behind the Sha of Doubt and the failure of our weekly challenge, we admit that we can’t play the game without guides, addons, and cookbooks, Sláinte enrages when thinking about the Horse Man’s mount and Hallow’s End, Molsan’s Mage dings 90 while mousewheeling candy buckets, we setup new guild ranks and guild bank repair permissions and watch our gold slowly drift away, we further speculate about the next WoW expansion and why we will and will not support Vol’jin in the Emerald Dream, and we put everyone on high alert and ask that you wash your hands and avoid the Occulus at Blizzcon.

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

Cooking and the Noodle Cart

Weekly Challenge… How did it go?

Playing WoW on Auto Pilot

Add-ons, guides, tutorials, cheat pets

Can you play without it?

Weekly Challenge

Play with only the stock UI

Sláinte’s Hallow’s End Update

How is all of that going? I can feel all the rage!!

Mage Dings 90

Was searching for Noodle Cart mats but ended up dinging instead

Guild Rank Changes

Call from Lilulicious… She hates it when mom and dad fite

New guild rank: Manager

Managers can now repair and have elevated privileges in the guild bank

Gold in the guild bank as of 10/26/13: 96,570

Guild Bank Item of the Week

I asked in guild chat and got only silence in return

Incendosaur Scale

Wowhead comment from Warrok: “They still drop, but apparently they are of no use since the Shattering.”

We had 52 of them… they vendored for 63s 96c; I put the money in the guild bank

FLEX Raiding Update

How are things flexing?

How is loot distributed in FLEX raids?

Call from Mystery Man

Sha Touch Gem and Weapon and LFR Accountability

Email

Ahrag

Hi,

Molsan and Dangui,

Here are a few things that happened this week in WoW.

* I finally hit 10,000 achievement points on my account.

* I picked up a few more Secrets of the Empire and have 9 more to go.

* Thinking about getting into arenas.

Oh yeah – and thank you for the guild promotion and bank repairs.

See you in game.

Ahrag

Blinkphase

Hey this is the misspelling @blinkphase from the twitters I play a ret/prot space goat pally on ysondre and was just wondering what u guys thought about the idea of an expansion in the future being in the afterlife so Idk maybe you go visit a goblin/ gnome NPC and they give you a device that allows you to shift over to the spirit realm and enemies of old are there trying to make their way back to our realm. Would love to hear yalls thoughts on this take care love the show

PS LONG LIVE THE ALLIANCE !!

Jerome

Dear Bitter and Salty,

Jean Bees and I were talking about my Darkspear Revolutionary title, and how I was thinking of race-changing my main to Troll because it seemed more thematically appropriate given the fallout from Vol’jin’s Rebellion. This led, naturally, into a discussion of Salty’s insistence that Vol’jin is NOT his warchief, and the back-and-forth that often shows up both in the show and in the aftershow comments.

So what’s the deal here? Does Salty *really* not support Vol’jin in his quest to unseat Garrosh? Do either or both of you actually believe that Garrosh is a better warchief than Vol’jin (or, really, anyone else)? If not Vol’jin, who would you (plural) like to see as the Warchief of the Horde (and no, Jaina Proudmoore doesn’t count)?

I look forward to hearing more about this subject on the next episode of Bitter and Salty.

Vol’jin Lives,

Ghraycee of Wowcoholics Anonymous, Proudmoore

Guess who has a priest with two thumbs and a flight path to Pandaria?

this guy!

Thanks to some help from +Jean Bees  (and a whack of XP from Hallow’s End), I was able to get my priest, Arkuchimuya, up to 85 tonight.

Huh. I may actually end up with a level 90 Alt before the end of this expansion!

For those of us who don’t power-level alts, what do +Bitter and Salty – A World of Warcraft Podcast recommend as a leveling strategy?

Call from Mominatrix

RAF Mount and Pet

Sláinte’s Weekly Blizzcon Tip

Mystery Man says carry Purell, wash your hands, touch things with your arms, and fist bump so you don’t get Pink Eye from the Occulus

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

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

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In the fifty-fourth World of Warcraft podcast episode, we find out that the Headless Horseman’s mount is in fact NOT a lie after all, Sláinte owns everyone and everything by tanking battlegrounds with his Blood DK, we wonder what made raiding Siege of Orgrimmar so awful and offer ways to improve the LFR experience for everyone, Molsan decides to go for the sure thing and raids Black Temple instead, we make bold predictions for Pet Battles in 6.0 and beyond, we hunt for rare pets and mounts and complain about spawn camping, we reveal the results from our recent gold-making and mount farming challenges, and we deliver a tip about buying gear from the Blizzcon store.

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

Hallow’s End

Horseman mount is NOT a lie

Candy buckets while doing up tamers… great for easy XP building

Blood DK PvP == OP

DanGui owns PvP and changes favorite BG.

Secret time

Time for Sláinte to collect em.

WTF, why can I not use the LEGENDARY GEM SLOT THINGEE?

What Happened to Raiding?

Why did everyone stop raiding SoO? No tanks? Bad DPS?

How can Blizzard improve the LFR (or any raiding) experience?

How to find players that know what they’re doing?

https://twitter.com/Ghostcrawler/status/389858726368145409

Bonus Roll Switch-a-roo

Switch loot specialization after boss loot drops.

Kicking it Old School

Black Temple

Dire Maul

Call from Strumpet

Illidan’s Mistresses of Pleasure

Apology to Sláinte

Pets in 6.0

What will the future hold for pets and pet battles?

Pets to equip armor and weapons?

Enchants? Gems? Talent trees?!?

Then will Sláinte do PBs?

Rare Pet/Mount Farming

Searching for a Lost Val’kyr… Who has time for this?

Gold Making Weekly Challenge

Karazhan mount run

Random Guild Bank Item of the Week

Enchant Boots – Pandaren’s Step

Weekly Challenge for Next Week

Get a Noodle Cart

Sláinte’s Weekly Blizzcon Tip

Don’t buy from the Blizzard store… Buy at Blizzcon instead!

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

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

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Welcome to Episode 5 of the World of Warcraft podcast, Bitter and Salty! In this episode, we we talk about what dailies we are doing, the archaeology artifact exchange, what to spend gold on, and we fawn over our good friend, Ghostcrawler.

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

Molsan dings 90!

  • Getting flying was not intuitive… rant time!
  • Tried to queue for Scenarios but iLevel was too low… rant time!

Dailies / Factions

Archeology

What are you doing with your gold? Mounts?

  • MoP 108K mount… what/where is it?
  • Crimson Deathcharger average price is also ~100K gold
  • Buying vendor mounts vs. epic drop mounts
  • HH Mount is a Lie. Statistics show it would take 14.5 years to get.

Heroics and Raiding

  • Sláinte rant about Heroics and Raiding and feeling inadequate.

Ghostcrawler

  • Sláinte and GhostCrawler have a chat about flying in Silvemoon, TWITTER REVOLTS!!

What’s Going On in WoW

  • Hallow’s End is over… The Day of the Dead is Here… and Gone
    • When: November 1st-November 2nd
    • Where: Graveyards of all Capital Cities (Stormwind, Ironforge, Darnassus, Exodar, Orgrimmar, Undercity, Silvermoon City, Thunderbluff, Shattrath City, and Dalaran City)
    • A few quests and one achievement
    • Macabre Marionette pet
      • a small pet that looks like a skeleton wearing a sombrero and holding a pair of maracas. This pet can only be used during the Day of the Dead event – it cannot be learned and kept like other non-combat pets.
    • http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/7673327

Show Announcements

  • Rexor dings exalted with BS guild

TCG Loot Giveaway Winner

  • How the contest went?
  • New listener achievements and future giveaways
  • What Sláinte said was wrong
    • RAF is 2 months
    • Anyone can socket

Calls

Thank you to everyone that called in for episode 5!

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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