In the twenty-seventh World of Warcraft podcast episode, we raid and ponder all things LFR including comparisons to heroics, why raiding makes us want to run dailies, and fixing the “not enough tanks and healers problem.” We uncover more TradeSkillMaster macros to help with crafting and build a new method for tracking transmog sets on the auction house, and we reveal everyone’s favorite questline for week 6 of our 30 weeks of World of Warcraft.
Bitter and Salty is brought to you weekly by Molsan and Sláinte.
Easier than heroics?
Making us want to do… dailies!
The “Not Enough Tanks and Healers” Problem. How to Solve it?
Auction House Strategies and Automation
Queue up items to craft… you have to click the “Craft Next” button or… use a macro!
You can bind this macro to your mouse scroll wheel as typically these actions are on different TSM screens.
Why having hundreds and even thousands of auctions is a bad idea
Using TradeSkillMaster_Mailing addon
New set of functions that integrate with the WoW Armory and Blizzard API and connect them to various data sources
Transmog Set from a particular resource and builds item lists for importing into various consumers such as Wowuction, TSM, Chrome Bookmarks, etc.
First method is currently available in beta.
#TWoWoW – Week 6 – Favorite Questline
Mominatrix – Week 6
Hey guys, it’s Grimm with another double submission for the 30 weeks of WoW segment. These questions both gave me a lot of trouble, one because there were too many good choices, the other because there were too few.
My favorite Vanilla dungeon is a tough one, because I don’t particularly like any of them. They were all so long and punishing if you failed, I had a hard time getting excited to ever do them. I suppose if I have to pick one, I’ll go with Scarlet Monastery, mostly because I love the run up to it in Tirisfal Glade. The long winding path lined with decaying trees with the Scarlet Crusade’s victims hanging from the branches was so eerie, and being a low level in a world of elites at the time, I found the whole thing pretty daunting. I also liked the environment of the Monastery itself. I enjoyed the different feel of each wing, and really loved the hidden room with High Inquisitor Fairbanks. I also remember longing to know someone with the Corrupted Ashbringer, so that I could see the way the dungeon supposedly changed for a player who carried it. I thought that had to be one of the coolest Easter eggs in the game.
My favorite quest chain, on the other hand, is nearly impossible to choose. Wrathgate and Quel’Delar are both awesome, as are many of the quest chains in Icecrown. But for pure nostalgia’s sake, I can’t not cheat a little and give a tie to the original questline in Eastern Plaguelands with Tirion Fordring, and the original chain to protect Pamela Redpath in Darrowshire, also in Eastern Plaguelands. I think I love the Tirion chain because as a Horde player it was really the first time that I had participated in a long chain with a big story payoff at the end, when (spoiler) you save Tirion’s son from his brainwashing at the hands of the Scarlet Crusade, only to have him killed in battle on the way out. I think it also stuck with me because when I did it, I had just finished the Chris Metzen short story about Tirion and felt for him being exiled from his family, and never really getting another chance to be a father and husband to them. And Darrowshire just felt epic to me because it reminded me of Seven Samurai, in that you have a very small force trying to defend a village from a huge invading force. Plus you are doing all this to protect the spirits of the town, and correct a past wrong, which was a cool twist I hadn’t encountered before that.
Well, I’ve probably rambled on long enough. Thanks for the great show, and I’ll talk to you guys next time.
Grimmclaw of Alea Iacta Est Dignitas, Earthen Ring US
Hey Molsan and Sláinte,
For this week’s question “What is your favourite quest chain?” I immediately thought of 3 quest chains. The first one is the Greatmother Geyah quest chain in Nagrand. I think this is the single longest quest chain the game with all the quests you have to do to start it and finish it. This is my favourite one in the game, so long, epic, and lore-packed. Second: The Wrathgate; simply one of the most epic quest chains in the game. Third: the quest chain in Icecrown with the quest called “The Hunter and Prince”. In this one you get to take control of Arthas and fight Illidan! It was one of the most fun quests I’ve done in the game to date.
Hope you guys have a great show, and I’ll see you next week!
Tydanis, Blood Elf DK, Earthen Ring US
Hey Bit and Salt,
Kanzaki, ER, here and loved that Onyxia fight. 1-shot on my shadow priest. Brings back some memories.
For the 30 weeks of WoW, I’d like to combine question 4 and question 6. I loved Stormpeaks and the Sons of Hodir quest line. More specifically, the Thrusting the Spear quest of soloing drake while fighting in his mouth. I also enjoyed jumping from drake to drake around thorim and finishing one of the greatest old achievement for a priest, Who needs a Knuckle Sandwich, because priests need to cap their unarmed weapon skills.
Keep it up and always look forward to the next episode.
Favourite Questline. There’s been so many, I bet I’m forgetting some great ones!
I actually really enjoyed the majority of the attunement quest lines. They were long, required effort, and had a rewarding goal that wasn’t just a bit of loot that you’ll replace tomorrow.
The oldest one I recall is the Onyxia attunement (alliance side!) Helping many (many) folks with the Blackrock Depths prison run!
Karazahn attunement is an obvious favourite – very epic, plus it brought out the best in guildies helping each other.
But the quest line that I remember most fondly that is “just” a quest line would have to be the Linken quest in Un’goro. That kind of chain that takes you all over Azeroth, and spans many levels (if you start it at level) was a ton of fun and very rewarding. I still have Linken’s Boomerang on most toons – I remember when it was one of the few ways a pally had a ranged pull ability!
So I have two favorites, one is Amberseeds! I knew I never should have touched that damn thing. The second one is all of the quests leading up to the destruction of the jade serpent statue in Jade Forest. I loved learning and reading all of the pandaria lore, and I enjoyed the whole questline where you are revealing the 3 prophecies on the wall as you complete each quest series.
Catch ya laters!
~Jellad CTR Aerie Peak
I will try and keep this short but apologize if it’s not (I get verbose when typing). I love the podcast! You guys are the first thing I listen to in the morning and typically the last at the end of the evening. I’m working on getting caught up on all episodes.
My main is Tazilhoff a level 90 gnome mage on Frostwolf but I’m in the process of leveling up Lowpand a pandaren warrior and Lizat a blood elf paladin on Mal’Ganis.
First things first to get caught up on the last 5 weeks of WoW and add my 6th:
1. My first character was Tazil the gnome mage. I started playing in BC and I still have him to this day. He’s my first and only 90 at this point. Unfortunately I did lose the name Tazil when I realm transferred so he now goes by Tazilhoff.
2. My favorite raid is hard to come up with since the very first raid I’ve ever done was Mogu’shan Vaults. Which was…well a little underwhelming. I think that’s because it was using LFR and not with a group of people going the whole route. The dragon was a fun fight though.
3. I’ve never been able to get excited about Shamans. Not sure what it is.
4. I really liked the Hellfire Peninsula zone. It was very epic at the time with the transition through the gate and the big war that was going on. The sense of scale there was great.
5. My favorite vanilla dungeon would be Zul’Farrak. That fight on the stairs of the temple was a blast!
6. I liked the quests with Tarenar Sunstrike and Gidwin Goldbraids in the Eastern Plaguelands. The friendship between the two from different factions was a lot of fun and very touching. ”The Paladin Palls” was a good touch.
Last but not least! I was in Warsong Gulch with my warlock and trying to capture the flag. I was about five steps away from the flag when I was killed. But! I was able to use my soulstone to come back, grab the flag, and capture it for my side! I thought that was pretty epic.
I hope you guys are having a great show and keep up the good work!
Favorite Quest Line:
Welcome to the Machine in Hillsbrad Foothills. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s going to pick this, but it’s pure meta-hilarity from the first leg of the chain. This quest is reason enough to roll horde.
“Yes, this IS horse made of STARS. “ -Johnny Awesome
Mildrid (Earthen Ring US)
I’ve very much wanted to participate in your 30 weeks of WoW but kept putting it off until now it’s like Week 6 already.
I thought Tweets would be a succinct way to “catch up,” but I still would hate for you to have to read all that.
Suddenly, I had an epiphany! I will do the first 5 weeks in haiku form (though some are more like haiku couplets). Here goes:
figured the game would suck
rolled the most ugly undead
Tardmo the Warrior
like a total noob
left the starting zone too soon
infinite corpse runs
raided only Mists
two tiers of Cataclysm
fun folks but meh raids
never leveled one past 10
I longed for Vashj’ir
since my days in Desolace
plumbing wat’ry depths
WoW under the sea!
Molsan can’t understand me
swimming 3D quests
Healing as Shadow
from 35 to 80
so hard to choose one…
desert trolls, sunken temples
fathoms of black depths
lost centaur kingdoms
mountain complexes of dwarves
Week6 HaikuCouplet favorite quest chain? / I like the one with hog snouts / or flights round the world
Week6 HaikuCouplet Part Deux: no, seriously / I really don’t remember / best just say WrathGate
@Lumpythegnome The Day Deathwing Came is the best single quest, but Wrathgate is best chain for me.
Weekly Challenge Update
Satyr Dings First 90
- Clips of intro and outro music taken from “Urbana-Metronica (wooh-yeah mix)” by spinningmerkaba.
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