Archive for October, 2012

Welcome to Episode 4 of the World of Warcraft podcast, Bitter and Salty! In this episode, we discuss various quest mechanics, starting zones, the state of the economy, epic gold-making secrets, and details regarding our first loot giveaway.

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

Ding 90!

  • Sláinte hits 90!
  • Molsan hits 89ish!

What is your least favorite quest or quest-type (i.e. underwater, killing many for one drop)?

What is your favorite quest or quest-type?

Starting Zones

  • Panda vs. DK vs. Goblin vs. Worgen vs. all the rest?

Archaeology
http://www.wowhead.com/achievement=7612

Epic Gold-Making Secrets

  • Are most people afraid to give away their gold making secrets?
  • Give away your current “secret” gold-making tip

Transmogging

  • Have you started T-Mogging?
  • What will be your T-Mog set?
  • Farming Old World Raids / Dungeons
  • Do you still buy/sell TMog gear?

Auction House / Market

  • Market crashing? What are you doing: buying, selling, holding?
    • Herb market – DMF cards going bonkers, but slowing down a bit
    • Ore market – Ghost Iron Ore supply holding steady; still selling rare uncuts, sparkling shards not selling, and trillium bars getting cheaper

WoW TCG

  • Have you ever played? Do you want to play? Do you care about anything at all? (BC)

Giving Back (BC)

  • We love the support and want to give something back. We will start out with a loot card; As the show grows, what we will give back will get better (game time cards, mounts, etc.)

 

  • Loot Card Giveaway
    • We love Twitter and use it to communicate updates about the show
    • Follow bitterandsalty on Twitter
    • RT the Episode 4 tweet
    • We will select one Twitter handle randomly on HALLOWEEN and DM the code

What’s News?

  • Challenge Mode Gear Effects (BC)
    • Challenge Modes are a new feature in Mists of Pandaria that allows coordinated 5-player groups to jump into Heroic dungeons and attempt to set time-trial records. These blindingly fast times are displayed for all to see, but if being famous on the interwebz wasn’t enough, the groups who can achieve gold medals are also awarded with unique gear looks for use in Transmogrification—with a twist. These gear sets behave like nothing you’ve seen in the game before, activating and reacting to their wearer’s combat actions.
    • http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/7628989
  • WoW Battle Chest 75% Off – This Week Only (BC on behalf of KL)
    • Epic savings await as this week only, the World of Warcraft Battle Chest is available for just $5 in the Blizzard Store.  That’s 75% off the regular price!
    • Recently upgraded to include the Wrath of the Lich King expansion set, the newly updated Battle Chest is a great way to bring a friend to World of Warcraft, or to upgrade an existing Starter Edition account with thousands of additional quests and advancement all the way to level 80. The Battle Chest includes access to hours and hours of award-winning content, opening up the continents of Outland and Northrend for exploration.
    • Don’t delay—this epic deal on the Battle Chest ends Monday, October 29, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.
    • http://us.battle.net//wow/en/blog/7628988

Calls

Thank you to everyone that called in for episode 4!

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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Welcome to Episode 2 of the World of Warcraft podcast, Bitter and Salty! In this episode we discuss changes to rep grinding, farming in the game, and, love them or hate them, pet battles!

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

Rep Grinds

  • How they actually make the game better. (Salty) Mention Grimm
    • Any single character earns Revered reputation with a faction
    • All other characters on the Battle.net account begin to earn double reputation for that one same faction
    • The Revered character earns double reputation as he or she works toward Exalted
    • ???
    • Profit
  • What changed in MoP and/or how they’ve changed since Vanilla

Nat Pagle and the Anglers

Professions – Cooking/Farming

  • What is “farming” and how to get started

Pet Battles

  • Why they suck! (Salty)
    • Don’t like pet battles? Don’t Battle your pets – Jean
  • I love pet battles!!! (Molsan)
    • My current favorite pets to use and the rotation I use them in

Professions – Engineering

  • Hey, Engineers! What is the Blingtron 4000?
    • Someone else dropped it and it started a “daily” quest where I was able to loot a “Blingtron 4000 Gift Package” http://www.wowhead.com/item=86623 and inside was a Fire Spirit that increased Herbalism and Enchanting when I released.

Professions – Jewelcrafting

  • Ore Shuffling
    • Progress on my experiments

What’s Going on in WoW?

  • News item
  • Ink Trader Exchange Change Still Not Live (http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6794712085?page=1)
    • “Update” the Blackfallow Ink-to-low-level-ink trading to instead use Ink of Dreams and Starlight Ink
    • Warned us that “time to trade (ink) in is running short,” and then delayed the change
    • This was supposed to happen first thing Tuesday morning after weekly maintenance
    • In a panic, I traded all my ink in for 40-60 stacks of each of the lower level inks
    • Glyph market still down so I’m just holding all of my inks for now

Voicemails and Texts

Shout Outs / Thank Yous

  • Lots of Twitter love… We even got an in-game mail

Music

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

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Welcome to Episode 1 of the World of Warcraft podcast, Bitter and Salty! In this episode we discuss our first impressions of the Mists of Pandaria WoW expansion, tips for making gold, and fish. Lots and lots of fish!

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

  • MoP First Impressions
    • Quests/storyline/player engagement
    • Farming vs. Leveling
    • Features We Are Using / Not Using
      • Pet Battles
      • Dungeons
      • Scenarios
  • Gold Making
    • Fish!
    • Are we in a buyer’s market?
    • Cloth for disenchanting
  • Tools for making the gold
    • Remote AH
    • TSM
    • Auctioneer
    • Spreadsheets
    • What are “Caged” pets
      • Unable to scan the AH for these so market difficult to predict
  • What’s Going on in WoW?
    • Mogushan Vaults Now Live and Raid Schedule
      • Tuesday, October 2 – Normal Mogu’shan Vaults
      • Tuesday, October 9 – Heroic Mogu’shan Vaults and first half of Mogu’shan Vaults on Raid Finder
      • Raid Finder will unlock  bosses in Mogu’shan Vaults and Heart of Fear over time, and all Mogu’shan Vaults bosses will be unlocked and available Tuesday, October 16. To access the new Raid Finder dungeons, you will need a minimum item level (ilevel) requirement of 463. iLevel HERE WE GO
    • PvP Season 12 Begins!
      • Source: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6759187021?page=1
      • Started on 10/2, with Team and Personal Ratings reset, but Matchmaking was not reset.
      • “Contender” (season 12) rare PvP gear sets selling well (anywhere from 75g to 4k gold)
        • Patterns sold by crafting vendors for a Spirit of Harmony
        • Crafted from Prismatic Scales
  • Goals for MoP

Music

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

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