In the sixty-fourth World of Warcraft podcast episode, we discuss all things raiding by comparing our experiences with flex raiding and LFR, Molsan chickens out on tanking LFR on his Death Knight and chooses to solo Naxx 25 instead, Sláinte sets the official date for our Herald of the Titans raid, we get our level 80 trinkets from the Dark Moon Faire, we continue to over-analyze our auction house workflows and begin looking at our own sales data, and we cover Mythic-tier raiding and the changes to raid team configurations for our Thirty Weeks of Warlords of Draenor.

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

FLEX NOTES GO HERE

I’m a Flex raider now

There Will be Blood

New weekly DK tank segment

Naxx25 and Gluth

DMF is in town

Last chance to get DMF decks before HotT!

Herald of the Titans – Official Date

So when exactly is HotT again?

Monday, January 20, 2014

Auction House Sales

Looking at actual sales data instead of average market list price

Considering going back to full scans and using my own auction db data

TWoWoD Week 6

Changes to Raiding in WoD by Sláinte

Lore’s take: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/10497450094?page=8#154

TWoWoD Week 7 – Shadowmoon Burial Grounds Dungeon

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 and The Knack My Sharona THE BEST instrumental version by Rodrigo B.V.

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-first World of Warcraft podcast episode, we visit the Isle of Thunder for Lightning Steel, we realize that nobody wants healers in scenarios, we wonder about gold-making etiquette when buying an item from a guild member, we obsess over the Two of Nobles, while everyone else obsesses over mounts for the Thirty Weeks of World of Warcraft, we discuss the Loremaster achievement progress, and we work with the Tillers to dig up some Dark Soil.

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

Isle of Thunder Blacksmithing

Lightning Steel Ingot (10x Ghost Iron Bar)
Making all my gold with Blacksmithing
Scenarios as a healer… No one wants me.

Gold Making Etiquette / Lore Etiquette

Guildie Aleeve returned my 30g I spent on Monocle Engineering recipe

DMF Card farming

Mount Farming Runs
Tempest Keep, Onyxia, Karazhan, Stonecore (normal), Throne of Tides, Obsidian Sanctum
List compiled by Sickbox on Wowhead
http://www.wowhead.com/item=49636#comments:id=1819832

Dings!

Magmaw dings 80! {Loremaster Grind}

Assada Dings 50!

Dark Soil Help!
Audio from Strumpet

Week 10 #TWoWoW – Favorite Mount
Sláinte: Time-Lost-Proto-Drake
Molsan: Mechano Hogg

EMail
Hey Guys,

My favorite mount is the Imperial Quilen, it looks so epic and regal. I think the wings are my favorite!

~Jellad – CTR – Aerie Peak
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Strumpet
I said in my plea for help that I would send a tweet with my week 10 answer, but then people would see it, and it would be, like: SPOILER! So email it is.

My favorite mount? Before Christmas, I would have said my Onyx Netherdrake – cause it’s cool and hot and classy, but my answers changed after Christmas.

Ground mount: Ruby Panther (I know it isn’t technically a ground mount, because it can fly, but it looks stupid when it flies, so I try to only use it for ground. Jeppy gave me this for Christmas, and I love it!

Flying mount: My Blazing Hippogryph. I saw this on the Trading Card game loot site, and put it on my wishlist JUST IN CASE. Although my family never gets me anything from my wishlist. Anyway, to my surprise, my cats (with the help of Mr. Strumpet) gave it to me for Christmas last year. I LOVE it!!!

Mwah mwah
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Grimm
Hey guys, it’s Grimm checking in to tell you about my favorite mount in WoW. I’d have to say that my favorite is the Frostwolf, partly because I’ve always liked wolves and love the look of the white wolf in particular, and in game find them to be one of the few mounts that Tauren look decent on, and partly because I worked so hard to get it. You see, back in my day, to get a Frostwolf mount you had to run an insane amount of Alterac Valley to earn the tokens to buy it. I don’t remember the exact amount, but I spent the better part of a month doing nothing but chain running AV just to get this mount. But to me it was worth it, and it continues to be one of about 3 land mounts that I still use out of the dozens I have collected.

Until next time

Grimmclaw, AIE Dinotopia, Earthen Ring us

Audio:

Ashayo
Jerome
Jean
Hasteur
Ben
Juuno

Twitter:

@IllmarHunter #TWoWoW Of those I have, Time-Lost Proto-Drake; of those I want, Astral Cloud Serpent.

@Lilulicious @Molsan is my favorite epic mount! ;)

@stealthymatsuda definitely my headless horseman’s steed! Green fire across the sky! (oh my god)

@Mominatrix75 my 2012 dodge charger! Oh you mean in wow…my pretty ruby panther.

@ladiciuswarrior toss up between rivendares charger and ashes of al’ar since I got them both on my first attempt :)

@Kenichan Big bird! Er I mean the one that drops in heroic Sekketh Halls xD

@lucasmines the talbuk mounts from Nagrand! I always use my silver or cobalt war talbuks when stuck on the ground

@NevAHAddict fav ground mount-Kodo for my gnome but I use the Headless Horseman’s one most of the time, flying has to be Netherwing Drake

@CSprandel My fav mount still to this day is my Netherdrake. Over a month of dailies on a PVP server. Its a testament to persistence.

Farli@TheOvercut
@bitterandsalty Ghastly Charger! Love pulling it out and admiring in low level BG’s while teammates try to complete “objectives” *cackle*

@wicked1281 Headless horseman mount took 3 years of 5+ toons for it to drop on an alt I don’t play. Accountwide mounts FTW!!!!!!

@Austduskwing Celestial Steed. Because it was the only mount many of my alts could afford back before account shared mounts. #Sparklepony

@LegendOfDeepzz my blood bathed frost brood vanquisher from wrath because has the coolest /mountspecial ever

@Moogyver Without a doubt, my Turbo-charged flying machine. At least until I one day get my Mimirons Head. Oh yes… it will be mine.

Heart of Aspects Giveaway
Guess the number of mounts Molsan and Sláinte have, corrects guesses get put into drawing.
No purchase necessary. Tweet, email us with your answer. Winner to be selected 5/20.

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 twenty-ninth World of Warcraft podcast episode, we are ready to purchase tickets to Blizzcon, we wonder what to do now that we’re exalted with the Klaxxi, we use LFR to relieve anger toward raiding progression, we preview our AQ20 gold-making challenge results, we reveal tips for Tillers and Monks, we cover week 8’s PvP/PvE/RP debate for our thirty weeks of World of Warcraft, and we hear the epic tale of the pink dress.

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

Blizzcon Tickets on Sale

$175 Tickets to attend BlizzCon 2013 will go on sale in two batches on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 7 p.m. Pacific Time and Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Visit the official BlizzCon website or the online Blizzard Store on either of these dates for a chance to purchase tickets.

Tips for buying tickets

Sign in to the Blizzard Store and make sure everything is up-to-date for your account. Then sign in a few minutes before the tickets go on sale.

Big Blizzcon ticket buying tip: Setup your payment card BEFORE, like NOW!!! Add it to your Battle.net account.

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/8568989229

Blizzard Dev Live Q&A Thursday, April 25th

We’ll be hosting a live World of Warcraft developer Q&A open to the community on Thursday, April 25 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. PDT. Designers Dave Kosak, Ion Hazzikostas, Brian Holinka, Cory Stockton, and Greg Street will be available to field your questions about Mists of Pandaria gameplay and design, patch 5.2 and beyond. This will be a moderated chat on the Cover it Live platform hosted on the front page of our official site. Community managers will be there to filter your submissions for the developers.

Klaxxi Exalted

Now What?

What’s the deal with Tillers work orders?

LFR – Controlling Your Own Progression

With LFR, you can progress as fast/slow as you want and use whatever criteria (gear, iLevel, etc.) you want. A nice side-effect.

AQ20 Challenge Update

Molsan

Sláinte

Spankingbarthur

This was the result of a full clear by moomoocachoo (feral druid). Got about 750g after all items were sold/auctioned. Ran 6 other toons through. The others got about 350 – 500g depending on what pieces dropped for auction. The plate breastplates sold pretty well.

The Tale of the Pink Dress

Audio from Strumpet

flic.kr/p/ed6GFt

Monk Zen Pilgrimage Tip

Audio from Rubmahbelleh

Noob Tillers Tip

Anvil and forge up the hill between sunsong ranch and flight point.

TWoWoW Week 8 – PvP/PvE/RP

Molsan

Sláinte

Juuno

Mominatrix

I know I’m late for this weeks show but I’m sending my favorite piece of lore anyway so… :P  My favorite piece of lore isn’t 1 piece per se, it’s all of the books that you find throughout the game. I love when you find one that’s written by some major NPC and you get a glimpse of their life at that time. It’s pretty cool. Honorary mention goes to the coins you fish up in the fountain in Dal. They’re pretty awesome too.

My week 8 of 30 weeks of WoW answer is PvE, but I’d love to learn how to RP. I hate hate hate PvP, even as a DK I get my butt handed to me no matter what BG I’m in. It gets frustrating waiting to rez when you know you’ll be back in a minute or two. >.< grrr!

Stay classy guys! Hugs!

Rubmahbelleh (Rub Mah Belly), Bitter and Salty Guild, Earthen Ring

You guys continue to make excellent podcasting look easy. Thanks and keep it up!

My favorite playstyle continues to be PvE with some RP thrown in when it fits and happens organically. One of my lowbie pandas was finishing some quests near Ratchet and ran into the inn for a quest turn in. The quest had something to do with Garrosh and I happened to be in a mood about him and made some cutting comments about the illustrious Warchief in spatial chat. Almost immediately, I received a whisper warning me he had ears everywhere and that I should be careful talking like that. Turns out there was a group sitting at the tables in the inn and they invited me over so we could trash Garrosh and look forward to his hopefully imminent demise. I sat there with them for about a half hour, drinking with them, answering questions about Pandaria and “translating their fortune cookies.” That began when I passed along one of Koltrane’s fortune cookies from the Convert To Raid podcast and eventually I had a bunch of websites open that were filled with fortunes and was cobbling together fortunes for them on the fly. Some were hits, some flamed out but it was a ton of fun doing this stuff off-the-cuff. We eventually went our own ways and I later discovered they were regular RPers just meeting out there to do a nightly meetup and included me, thinking I was another regular RPing friend of theirs that liked to show up as different characters.

From the sounds of what I just told you, it seems RP should be my preferred style but I’ve found the fun of it really disappears quickly if I try to make it happen.

Ben

When I started playing WoW like most people I started due to some friends recruiting me into the game. So that I wasn’t alone I joined the server that they were on, US Thunderlord, a PvP server. Being new to the game I didn’t know the difference as far as an experience so I went with it. Lucky they were all at level cap (Wrath) so if I needed help they would help me out. This created some challenges when leveling but some epic memories. Running to Scarlet Monastery from Southshore as an alliance toon to get my gear around level 30. The whole shouthshore experience and the PvP element that it had naturally. Just being ganked and ganked and going into general / trade asking for help.

Once hearing about the CTR guild on Aerie Peak I moved a character over there to a PvE server. It works out much better for leveling as I was never good at PvP and I still have the option to PvP. I still feel it’s missing a little something. Maybe that’s due to other elements like CRZ, Not really having to fight over a summoning stone outside on an dungeon or a bit of the quality of life additions have taken away from the experience since I first leveled. As much as I hated the waste of time of being killed and killed during questing I still feel PvP adds a huge element of Alliance vs Horde. The problem is, most servers are heavily Alliance or Horde, not really to many 50/50 servers.

Now I’ve been leveling with the Bitter and Salty guild, Earthen Ring RP server. So far I really haven’t had much interaction with others outside of the guild. I haven’t been in a capital city for a long period of time to be around trade / general chat. When leveling and seeing others in the same zone as me, I have gone out of my way to /wave to them. Overall the guild chat has been the biggest effect on my leveling. Just having that social aspect that you don’t get in a guild with 4000 players.

So my answer would be, no matter PvP, PvE or RP as long as you are around others who you interact with, stay there. I personally do like the PvP element but I’m very happy on Earthen Ring.

Mildrid/Batibat – Earthern Ring (US)

I’ve spent most of my WoW career on a PvP server, and have gotten somewhat accustomed to the paranoia, but at the same time I’ve been long frustrated with Blizzard’s attitude that it’s perfectly accepted for max level players to maurade around and one shot defeneseless leveling toons with no repercussion.  Personally I dont think a player more than 5 levels below you should be attackable at all unless they engage in specific behavior to flag them such as invading capitol territory, capturing a resource, etc.   It’s a terrible system that encourages miscreant behavior. Rarely does low level ganking culminate in full blown open warfare in the fields that proponents seem to offer as a defense for allowing this.  The population does not police itself like it may have in previous expansions and in the pre Cross Realm environment.   I’ve kind of had enough of it, and at the same time I started covertly playing WoW more at work(!) where I can’t devote my full attention to whether I’m safe at the end of a flight path, so I recently followed the podcasts to Earthen Ring PvE/RP for the lower stress experience.

On another topic, I found another source of Herald calibre gear that isn’t as obvious as the justice point vendors.  While at first it may seem that all the PVP vendors in Dalaran peddle gear too high a level to be suitable, if you take a flight over to the WINTERGRASP vendors you will find an assortment of interesting trinkets, rings, and some other gear in the 213-226 range that can be purchased for a couple hundred honor points.  I got a +95 int lvl 213 trinket and a lvl 226 int/haste ring.  They aren’t perfect itemization, but they are better than most available gear if you are having trouble getting drops from ICC normals or getting run through raids.

@strumpet101 PvE all the way. I do not enjoy getting banked. And I suck at PvP. (no audio for TWoW since I sent a different one)

Week 09 — Horde or Alliance?

Mentions:

@GrimmAIE Pro tip: you can already transmog from your void storage with curse.com/addons/wow/voi…. Function built into WoW, just no UI

@GrimmAIE This week’s achievement: Dinged 80 on my DK

@lucasmines Thanks to @bitterandsalty for fueling my return to WoW after a 2 year break.  Episode 11 makes me want to try my own gold challenge

@_Winkee Sunwell 1 shot solo except I couldn’t take Brut with pally or warrior but hunter 1 shot. Outland raider achieved!

iTunes

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Music

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

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In the twentieth World of Warcraft podcast episode, we find out the actual dates for Blizzcon 2013, we talk about user-interface compilations and addons, we reveal a time-saving tip for posting auctions, more raiding pet peeves, and get into some character-naming back story. We recap our recent Eye of Eternity run, wonder if Shadow Priests are OP, and do a little Pet Battling… and we try to understand why we make Meat sick.

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

Blizzcon 2013

User Interface

  • Graphical Compilation – MayronUI Gen2
    • Configuration
    • Getting used to new addons
      • Kgpanels
      • Auto quest acceptance
      • ShadowedUnitFrames
      • Bazooka
      • Ara Tradeskills
    • Missing crucial addons
      • Wow-pro
      • GoGo Mount
      • TSM
      • Carbonite
        • Minimap issues
        • Quest tracking issues
          • /run WatchFrame:Hide()
      • Arkinventory vs. Bagnon
      • Altoholic
      • Ara Reputations

TSM Tip

  • Scroll wheel macro posting/canceling

Sláinte Story time

  • Rogue dies too much
  • Too many alts
    • NEVAR
  • Raiding PET PEEEVEEEES
    • Not Communicating
      • I can’t talk while raiding, too focused.

Raiding

  • Eye of Eternity run
  • GTFO is NOT a raiding addon!!

Shadow Priest

  • OP or just fun?

Pet Battles

  • Audio from Strumpet
  • Forget leveling… just capture a pet a couple levels above you and add them to your team
  • Molsan’s team now uses 16s and 15s, but main team is now 14
    • Use rare Strand Crawler, “Ghostcrawler,” when capturing higher level pets

Character Names

Bitter and Salty Guild Update

  • New members Kick arse!
  • HotT Updates
    • Ulduar this Friday… Do we have 10?

Comments

From Meat:

So you want raiding level blacksmithing plans for non-raiders via “epic” questlines? Is not the game easy enough for you already? There are 496 plans in this first tier that are indeed BoE as well as the patterns themselves, merely takes gold. Yet you suggest “epic” quests so you don’t have to raid, I know why not just take raiding out of the game and people can just quest all day for all thier epic gear and patterns, because obviously players love doing this already via this new dailies system MoP has…….

CASUALS MAKE ME SICK

Mentions

Mildred Phone Call

@GrimmAIE Latest achievement: Stay Klaxxi and “The Wakener” title for reaching exalted with them!

@benredington I’m going to lvl a horde character & join the @bitterandsalty guild. I’m worried about joining the dark side.#alliance #crtguild #wow

@JetrixAdune Got my 4th 90 over the weekend and my image is now 475 and can now be a back up dps for my raid team.

@DustinDTC Spirit of Competition. Got it 1/10/2012 :D

@strumpet101 Even if I’m playing Skyrim,@bitterandsalty is still the best podcast out there – and I’m still a WoW player at heart. #guilt #bloodelves

@jwesleyproctor Next step to Salty title complete! Me. Pinchy…check!

Music

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

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In the seventeenth World of Warcraft podcast episode, we fly around and talk to Lunar Festival elders for coins and big experience gains, we cover professions and crafting workflow using TradeSkillMaster, we give out some tips for Tailoring and disenchanting, we explain how to properly stand on your Tillers farm, and we vent and rant about our upcoming Herald of the Titans raid.

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

Lunar Festival

Professions Talk

  • Jewelcrafting
    • Sticking with Primal Diamond crafting only
    • General buying tip: Don’t buy all the the things… leave the cheapest one
  • Tailoring
    • Cloth farming
      • Tillering for Cloth
      • Bag Making
    • Does anyone still use Tailoring in MoP?
    • Molsan used to make gold making Netherweave Bags but only makes White Bandit Masks now
      • Only takes one bolt of Mageweave to make (that’s 4 Mageweave Cloth; 5 WBM per stack of Mageweave) plus Bleach and Heavy Silken Thread
      • Total cost to craft one WBM is about 1g
      • Sell WBM for about 130g or d/e them into Vision Dust, Lesser Nether Essence, or Small Radiant Shard

DE gold tip from Sláinte not Molsan

Tillers Tip from Molsan not Sláinte

  • I’m standing in the middle of you plots!!

Meters Talk!

  • Call from Strumpet – Running Without Meters

Cannot buy 8th Guild Tab… WHY???

Herald of the Titans

  • Picking classes, roles, etc.
    • Why don’t you gear the tanks first? WHY?!?
  • Wowhead + Chardev
  • Shopping!

Mentions, Dings, Achievements

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

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