Archive for June, 2013

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

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


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

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In the thirty-seventh World of Warcraft podcast episode, we play how we want to play and hit the buttons we want to hit (even if it’s one), Sláinte switches over to ElvUI, we fly through patch 5.4’s new raid, The Siege of Orgrimmar, we level Blacksmithing with Ghost Iron Bars until we realize that’s dumb, we convert the super-secret rare MoP gear market into a Molsan Method list for you, we speculate on how the in-game economy will be affected by Virtual Realms, we reveal our favorite Wrath of the Lich King dungeon for our Thirty Weeks of World of Warcraft, and we challenge each other to become double agents.

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

DPS

Is it gear, spec/class, rotation… or is it the basic ability of hitting buttons correctly?

Warlock N00bs

What is all this?

ElvUI

Switching over to it… on a couple toons.

Bitten’s SpellFlash Addon

https://sites.google.com/site/bittensspellflash/faq

The Siege of Orgrimmar

The new raid… are you excited?

Blacksmith leveling with GIO only

Ummm yeah.

Molsan Method Update

Realm selection now available

New realms added: Draenor, Kul Tiras, Proudmoore, Terokkar… even Bladefist

Added new list for tracking MoP rare leveling equipment

Virtual Servers

Koltrane from CtR wants to know!

AH PvP

Double Agent Challenge?

Alliance Death Knight race to 90? Okay, sure.

Pet Battles

Dear Bitter and Salty,

After listening to your show the past two weeks, I finally took the time to write in about leveling Battle Pets quickly. Much like you as I was progressing through the Trainers through the various zones and needed to level up other pet families then the ones I had at level 25. I ran into the same issue in trying to identify a way to level a pet up rapidly and ran into the same suggestions of doing the dailies, but as you are aware when you are at that point you can’t use that process fully until you’ve beat the trainers you need to level pets for!

So I stumbled across one comment about taking your low level pet and putting it in a team with two other 25’s and taking it to Dragonblight in Northrend. At all of the dragon skeletons throughout the zone there are Dragonbone Hatchlings (http://www.wowhead.com/npc=62852) They are in the area in an abundant amount and hit fairly weakly and respawn fairly quickly. So if you are looking for a rather fast way to level up a low level this is one way. Keep in mind this will get fairly mind numbingly boring very quickly considering you will be facing the same pets over and and over.

With that in mind I wanted to find another way that wasn’t so grindy and so boring. So here is where I get to the “secret”. With your leveling pet in the first slot, (get it up to level 3 at least, so it isn’t one shot), go around the world and hunt all those other pets you know your OCD is telling you to collect. Let that leveling pet take a hit or make a hit, and then rotate it out. Rinse and repeat as you travel around the world trying to collect rares. So kill two birds (two dragonkins, whatever) with one stone, level a pet and collect all the things!

I found in one weekend of moderate playing, while waiting for Raid Finder queues to pop I was able to level at least one of every pet family to max level and not feel like I was fighting the same stuff over and over to the point of insanity. Meanwhile I was collecting all the pets I didn’t have and picking up the rares.

I know you also touched briefly on this but if there is a certain pet family you need, hop over to wowhead.com orwarcraftpets.com and see if there is a high level version in a Northrend/Cata/Pandaria zone you can hunt and capture a rare that you don’t have. When you capture them they will be around level 22-23 saving you a lot of leveling. I distinctly remember needing like two turtles since I had none anywhere past level 3 and was able to pick up two I still needed to capture in MoP zones saving me a ton of time.

As always great job with the show and I look forward to the next one! Good luck and good hunting!

Tyraine – Human (Hooman) Warrior – Terokkar – US

TWoWoW Week 16

Molsan — I cheated and asked Blizzard CMs Zarhym and Netherea, but I’ll go with Utgarde Pinnacle.

Sláinte — The Frozen Halls ( all 3 ) FoS, PoS, HoR

Mentions

https://twitter.com/TradeChat/status/347182494048731136

https://twitter.com/Wkbrowning1970/status/347182528400072704

EMail

@joypenny

Catch up Wk 15:

Vuhdo. Oh my goodness. It started out years ago as just something to make healing easier, and now, it has morphed into my entire casting interface, no matter who I’m playing. I love that I can bind anything (spells, potions, bandages) to my mouse. And that there’s a whole area of “hostile” spell bindings for fighting. Top that off with complete customization, auto buff renewal, and profiles I can save and load throughout my acct… And you have one satisfied caster.

Wk: 16

Violet Hold

I just love it! As far as the Wrath Dungeons go, it’s totally my favorite. I like that it’s in Dalaran, it’s all in one room, and there’s that gamble on who you’ll fight. Its quick, easy, and totally different than any other Instance I’ve done.

Audio

Ben

Strumpet

Ashayo

Jerome

TWoWoW Week 17 – Your favorite profession

Audio

Call from Strumpet

Call from Random Guy

Mentions

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

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In the thirty-sixth World of Warcraft podcast episode, we recap the Barrens Snoozefest of 2013, we welcome fresh 90s to our growing list of alts, we are in love with LFR, we attempt to understand Flex Raiding, we disagree that you need a group in order to enjoy the game, we get epic pet battle advice, we reveal even more Molsan Methods for tracking markets against current auction house data, and we cover week 15 of the thirty weeks of World of Warcraft, your favorite addon.

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

The Barrens Snoozefest 2013

Rocks, Meats, Oils… then KLS for 502 boots? Then what? Oh, back to the Barrens for 150 of each for a total of 600?!? NO THANKS.

Dings 90

Magmaw, Sole… who’s next?

LFR

Molsan is addicted to TES and ran ToT. 

Flex Raiding

Because we don’t have to.

Bring anywhere from 10 to 25 people to your raid and the difficulty will automatically scale.

Works with battletags, so you can bring friends from other realms.

Item level of loot is between Raid Finder and Normal and loot is awarded with the Raid Finder style loot system.

Separate lockout from Raid Finder and Normal, allowing you to do all three difficulties.

Major Payne Pet Battle Help – Call from Leeta

Pet Battle Advice from Lagerhoof

More Molsan Methods

Lists of current items on the auction house

Looking for low-supply items with high, potential profit

Current lists: all glyphs and rare, cut, MoP gems

#TWoWoW Week 15 – Favorite AddOn

Sláinte

ArkInventory – The one addon I cannot live without.

OLD Pally Power – Runner Up

Molsan

TradeSkillMaster

Email

Jerome

Hey, Bitter and Salty.

Favourite Addon: TSM, actually, based on the suggestion of the show.

Also, ElvUI, which replaced about a dozen other addons and really looks great on both my PC and my Mac.

Of course, I picked two, so I’m sure I’m disqualified…

Mildrid

Currently my favorite addon is a little bird called SavedInstances.  If you’ve got a lot of characters, it can be difficult to remember who’s killed Nalak, who’s looted their treasure key, who’s done their transmutes, etc.  This app tracks a myriad of useful daily and weekly lock outs in an elegant fashion.  This has saved me a lot of pointless character switches which means more time to dance on the mailbox.

Audio

Hasteur

Strumpet

Jellad

Wholly – http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/wholly

Grail – http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/grail

Mentions

Jean @jeanbees

@bitterandsalty Favorite addon? Tough call, but for now I’m going to say Elvui. Easy setup, replaced 5+ other addons, and I love my new UI!

https://twitter.com/jeanbees/status/344605227837693952

So Speaking of Addons…

Icy Veins also has a quest checker: http://www.icy-veins.com/completed-quests-checker-wow

PetTracker – http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/pettracker

Shows complete match-up when switching pets

Shows pet family type icon over your ability

Shows opponent abilities and their cooldowns during fight

WIM – http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/wim-3

#TWoWoW 14 Catch Up

Call from Strumpet

Call from Choob from Draka

#TWoWoW Week 16 – Your Favorite Wrath Dungeon

Mentions

Happy 8th birthday, Danielle!

https://twitter.com/jwesleyproctor/status/343337713094754304

SHOUT OUT TO CHESSAN

Welcome back, your priest skillz were missed.

 

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

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In the thirty-fifth World of Warcraft podcast episode, we are done with the Blacksmithing of the Lightning Steel Ingots, we challenge ourselves to participate in some patch 5.3 Barrens content, it’s end-of-game for Sláinte after completing Loremaster, our alts get some love thanks to the MoP zone experience bonus, TradeSkillMaster continues to be awesome, two new Molsan Methods are revealed, the Pet Battle addiction is now being fueled by dailies, and we try to pick our least favorite boss for our thirty weeks of World of Warcraft.

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

Blacksmithing

Are the “Reborn” weapons worth it now?

Prices falling while time-consuming

Weekly Challenge

Do the Barrens stuffs?

End of End Game for Sláinte

No longer actively looking for Epic items, running LFR or World Bosses.

Oh yah, Sláinte got Loremaster… no biggie.

Seeker/Insane/Beloved Title Challenge.

Need addon to help track quests not completed.

Everyquest – to show incomplete quests?

NERF XP FTW

Rogue is 90, Warrior is 88.35 and holy crap that was easy.

Warlock leveling is easier!

50% OFF CHAR STUFFS

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/10158003/This_Week_Only%E2%80%94All_Character_Services_50_Off-6_4_2013

Guild ‘Stay Classy’, will level FemBElf Warlock and Monk last two Bitter and Salty need for Blood Elf.

TradeSkillMaster Accounting

You don’t need Auctioneer’s Bean Counter

http://tradeprincess.blogspot.com/2013/05/trade-skill-master-accounting.html

Auctioneer has been removed

TSM Sending Emails

Desktop app is awesome… will send me emails if my in-game dealfinding list(s) criteria are met

No need for scanning the AH

How to Create Your Own Market

New Molsan Method: Smelt Check

Checks to see if the price of ore is greater or less than the cost of making bars

New Molsan Method: Flask Maker

Checks material cost of making flasks and compares it with average and current prices to determine potential profit

New Molsan Method for Enchanting (Coming Soon!)

Determine enchanting mat prices against which armor/weapon pieces yield those mats and display the pieces currently on the AH you should buy

And maybe one for Inscription, and Jewelcrafting, and… EVERYTHING

Friends shouldn’t buy items from friends off the AH… but friends can undercut you? WTH

Terrace of Endless Springs

It’s TES on the Armory, but Heart of Fear is HoF. Why isn’t it “ToES?” Why does this bother Molsan?

Pet Battle Addiction

Okrut Dragonwaste down… Now on to Major Payne with epic-level pets

Tried the “Level a Pet to 25 in 9 Fights” guide from Episode 22 with Cinder Kitten

Fight #1 – Dinged 6

Fight #2 – Dinged 9

Fight #3 – Dinged 11

Fight #4 – Dinged 12

Deviated from guide at this point as level gained was less than expected

Fight #5 – Dinged 13 (Zangarmarsh)

Fight #6 – Dinged 14 (Nagrand)

Fight #7 – Dinged 16 (Shattrath)

Want complete, simple guide to daily quests: which flight point, matchups, and what pets you should use against the tamer… so I made a spreadsheet.

Now alts are placed at PB daily quest givers. So sad.

Pet Battle N00b Question of the Week

How to I use abilities 4,5,6?

#TWoWoW – Week 14 – Your least favorite/most challenging dungeon/raid/world boss?

Molsan

Flame Leviathan (WotLK)

High Prophet Barim (second boss of Lost City of the Tol’vir; Cata)

Faction Champions, Trial of the Crusader (WotLK)

Vaelastrasz the Corrupt (Vanilla)

Sláinte

BPC (Does this count for 3?) Keleseth, Valanar and Taldaram

Audio

Jerome

Jean

Largerbear

Email

@joypenny

Lord Godfrey from Shadowfang Keep

I know he’s a Lowbie but, back in the day, this guy was the bain of my dungeon existence. The combination of being under-geared, new to the game, and learning to heal had me dead so often it just wasn’t fun. As a self-confessed Altiholic and a fan of dungeon leveling, I have spent excessive amounts of time in Shadowfang. I recently ran it on a new girl, in full Heirlooms (!), and I’m not sure if I’ve changed so much, or if they Nerfed him, but we had him down in minutes. Man it felt good!!

Mildrid

Week 10-14 Haikus

week 10: (favorite mount)

my favorite mount

I spent a lot of money

for Yak with vendors

Week 11: (favorite gear set)

favorite gear set

AFK in Alterac

warlock shoulder skulls

Week 12: (proudest moment)

am I proud that I

stole an account from a child?

deleted his toons

Week 13: (favorite BC dungeon)

Escape from Dunholde

Pal with Thrall before he got

married to Yoko

Week 14: (least favorite boss)

We beat Twilight Hour

now boat to take on Deathwing

Why is this cow here?

Mentions

https://twitter.com/jaminbee/status/340599548965699584

https://twitter.com/Lilulicious/status/342138969972150273

#TWoWoW – Week 15 – What is your favorite addon?

Mentions

https://twitter.com/_Winkee/status/340202645216194561

https://twitter.com/Lilulicious/status/340136480519380992

EYE OF LEGION GIVEAWAY

Donated by Ben!

Here is a giveaway, to enter. Just answer the following: What’s is your favorite wow pet (companion) and do they have a name? If so, what is their name?

Random twitter account that mentions us will be chosen on June 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM PDT.

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

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