In the twenty-fifth World of Warcraft podcast episode, we farm all the Embersilk and Frostweave and setup our first weekly challenge, we go all in with easy mode Warlock castsequencing, we mention the new TradeSkillMaster addon TSM_Additions to enhance your quality of life, we share everyone’s favorite zone for our thirty weeks of WoW, we recommend the SMS protect feature, and we reveal the ulitimate milling macro.

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

Embersilk Cloth Farming – Does this Work?

YES (Molsan)

Took Shadow Priest (Halive) to Deepholm and Mind Seared all the Troggs

Many Embersilk Cloths and BoE greens for Disenchanting into Hypnotic Dust… which were used to make Embersilk Bags

Frostweave Cloth Farming – Does this Work?

YES (Sláinte)

Weekly Challenge?

Solo Onyxia for mount

Playing Warlock on Easy Mode

Using /castsequence macro for leveling and grinding fun

/castsequence reset=15/target/combat/shift Curse of the Elements, Agony, Corruption, Seed of Corruption, Unstable Affliction, Haunt, Malefic Grasp, Drain Soul

New TSM_Additions AddOn

Vendor Buying – This feature changes the split stack window that shows up when you shift-right-click on an item in a vendor pane to allow buying more than one stacks worth at a time of the item. For example, since [Light Parchment] stacks in quantities of 100, you usually can’t buy more than 100 at a time. With this feature, you could shift-right-click and type in 501 and it’ll buy 5 stacks of 100 and 1 stack of 1 automatically when you hit enter (or click ‘Okay’).

Auction Sales – This replaces the “A buyer has been found for your auction of ___” text with something a bit more useful. It will replace the name of the item with a link of the item, and (if possible) tell you how much the auction just sold for. The sale price will only work if all your auctions for that item are of the same stack size.

#TWoWoW Week 4 – Favorite Zone

Molsan – Nagrand

Sláinte – Dragonblight


Mildrid (B&S Guild) Earthern Ring (US)

Howling Fjord because

1) epic sail into the zone/expansion on Alliance side

2) music which would make DiCaprio weep

3) skeletons with beards

4) little Wilfred Brimley walrus guys

5) a ski lift

6) Fjords

Jellad – Aerie Peak – CTR

So my favorite zone has to be Ice Crown.  It was the first zone to use phasing, and I loved the idea of changing and developing the zone.  I love the argent tournament, and the dailies for ebon blade and the skybreaker, were always fun and humorous. I also love the feel of the zone, the music, the ambiance, and everything else about the zone.

Check ya later!


Before anything else: thanks for the excellent and eccentric podcast! Always good stuff, always makes me grin! You guys are easily in my top three and continue to move up. Thanks for your hard work!

So…favorite zone: I love Nagrand. Tons of big animals, lots of wide open spaces, blue skies and grass! I live in North Dakota so in some way, maybe it just feels like home (except for the mountains 😀 ). It’s also possible I remember it fondly since it follows on the heels of some pretty dreary zones but to this day, I still like dropping into Nagrand to mine, pick herbs or hunt some big beasties.

If you have the time, I’d like to toss in a Week 1 – First Character response, too.

I started playing on release day and despite a little exposure to the beta, didn’t really pick up on class/spec roles in the world. That resulted in me thinking it would just be cool to play a Holy Paladin and created my human male Holy Pally, Liro and leveled him to 60…without healing anyone else expect for the occasional guildee. Sure, it took forever to drop most mobs and I leveled pretty slowly because of it, but I was very hard to kill. Liro never met the Spirit Healer until sometime in his mid-to-late 50’s. Sadly, old Liro languishes in Shatrath at lvl 63. I keep meaning to resurrect him, but now, I’m For The Horde!® and having too much fun with my panda monk, Rubmahbelleh (Rub Mah Belleh always said in a guttural voice! 😀 )

Looking forward to every episode.

Grimm from Mulgore

Hey guys, I didn’t get my tweet in for week three in time last week, so here’s another combo reply:

Least favorite class:

It’s hard for me to say I have a least favorite class, because I pretty much exclusively play a feral druid. I can say that I have had the least interest in playing a warrior. I’m not really sure why that is, but for some reason all the other classes seem to have some quality or gimmick to them that sounds cool or interesting. The warrior just seems like a guy that swings a sword and nothing else. Just does very little to capture any excitement in me. I also suck at my DK.

Favorite zone in WoW:

I think that’s the right question. Didn’t see it in the show notes or on Twitter. My favorite zone is what I imagine will be a common answer: Nagrand. I know it’s cliche, but I just love the colors and almost whimsical nature of that zone. The floating islands with waterfalls coming from no where. The colors of the planets in the sky. The round trees and buildings give everything a soft, comfortable feeling. Hell, just sitting next to Thrall’s grandmother makes me feel all peaceful. Every time I go back after being away for awhile I always just find myself looking at the sky and marveling at how pretty it is.

Tydanis, Blood Elf DK, Earthen Ring US

Hey Molsan and Sláinte, Before Burning Crusade came out, my favourite zone in WoW was Mulgore. It was so serene, beautiful, and open; I loved it (I still do). It was the first zone I quested in when I switched to Horde side and I fell in love with it. Then BC came along, and so did Nagrand. It easily became my favourite zone the second I stepped into it, and has continued to be my favourite zone to this day. It’s like a better version of Mulgore in my mind, and I love it.  Waterfalls, green everywhere, lakes, floating islands, what’s not to love? Hope you guys have a great show


Hey all…Your favorite Rogue here besides all the others!  I wanted to tell you why I love my rogue!

Stealth, sap, mine the node, mount & fly away!!

Not having to kill my way to the end of a tunnel or mobs for a quest boss!  Time saver!

Popping up behind the unexpected!!!  — HI…STAB…YOU DEAD — and then knowing they are saying… YOU SON OF A…while they are mashing keys and looking for their trinket..muhahahaha!

Week 3 (Love and hate)

Dislike Mage—-never leveled over 10.  Did play a buddies mage (60) for a few days and when farming in Silithus I couldn’t stay alive.  Frost bolt, mob hits me, I die.  Sigh!

Enjoy the most:  Rogue/Pally/Shaman/Hunter

Week 4 (Zone)

My favorite Zone is….STV!!!  Loved the quest lines, the PVP aspects (before flying mounts), and the Arena set up they had where the chest pops every 3 hours and it was an all-out fight.


@Mominatrix75 My favorite zone is Hyjal. I loved the lore and the phasing, feeling like I was making a difference doing all those dailies.


Juuno – Tirisfal Glades

Rho – Netherstorm

Strumpet – Darkshire

SpankingBeaArthur – Pre-Cata Northern Barrens

Trofie – Nagrand

Hasteur – Dragonblight

Ashayo – Nagrand, Mount Hyjal, Ungoro Crater, Sholozar Basin, Twilight Highlands, Valley of the Four Winds

Use SMS Protect

Purchased a new phone and was able to remove mobile authenticator from account via SMS

Free service provided by Blizzard

Unlock account, remove an unwanted authenticator, recover your account name, and reset your password

Will send out alerts to you if any security-related changes are made to your account

SMS Protect FAQ:

Ultra Milling Macro

Run a function against your inventory

Macro will mill whatever is in your bag in a stack of 5

A bit more advanced version: Run this before the start of a milling session:

/run function FnH() for i=0,4 do for j=1,GetContainerNumSlots(i) do local t={GetItemInfo(GetContainerItemLink(i,j) or 0)} if t[7]==”Herb” and select(2,GetContainerItemInfo(i,j))>=5 then return i..” “..j,t[1] end end end end

Then use this as your milling button:

/run local f,l,n=AuM or CreateFrame(“Button”,”AuM”,nil,”SecureActionButtonTemplate”) f:SetAttribute(“type”,”macro”) l,n=FnH() if l then f:SetAttribute(“macrotext”,”/cast Milling\n/use “..l) SetMacroItem(“Macro Name”,n) end
/click AuM

(change “Macro Name” to the name of the macro)

It will skip over stacks less than 5, it will also mill herbs from past expansions and it will change the macro’s icon to the current herb you’re milling and how many of that herb you have left.

Ro, Gnome Warrior, Hyjal realm

A Worthy Cause

From Nev’s Auction House Addict: “It’s not often I have a little rant about something but this morning on Twitter I saw a tweet go out to help one of our own fellow WoW players regain his sight by raising funds for his treatment. His disease is so rare that the authorities in his area won’t pay for the treatment. I’m talking about @DemonicRic aka @Richard_Harlow, a young man I first heard on Hearthcast – talking about how he manages to play World of Warcraft although he is legally blind.”

Donate to Richard:

Twitter Mentions

@Satyr69 Dammit! I forgot to call in to @bitterandsalty that Empailer dinged 89 yesterday!

@GrayzBDF Sitting on the subway and trying not to laugh @ the Ghost Iron Ore song @bitterandsalty hahahah

@SpankingBArthur OMG! Thank you for the terrible turnip tip! I have killed so many rare battle pets on accident!

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

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