Bitter and Salty – Episode 41 – Vampiric Blood WeekendPosted by Bitter and Salty
In the forty-first World of Warcraft podcast episode, we share our thoughts on patch 5.4’s Proving Grounds, we explain how a weekend off can be both a good and bad thing when going for the Double Agent achievement, we still dislike cut scenes, we get double experience from cross-faction pet battles, we go over the rules for Achievement Roulette, we learn about Blood Tap for Death Knights, and we are all about our favorite loot for our Thirty Weeks of World of Warcraft.
Patch 5.4: Proving Grounds
Darren asks: What are your thoughts on the new Proving Grounds being add the game.
Double Agent Challenge
Call from Saytr69
Weekend off… Did we survive?
Leveling 80-81 with Pet Battles
Now I HAVE to watch them
Twilight Highlands (Snooze) and MoP (Double Snooze)
Rules coming soon!!
TWoWoW This Week Your favorite or most sought after loot and whether you got it?
Quel’Serrar – http://www.wowhead.com/item=18348
Quel’Serrar is the final quest reward from a questline that begins with <Foror’s Compendium of Dragon Slaying>, an item that can be rarely found in Dire Maul inside of Dusty Tomes and dropped from the various bosses.
@bitterandsalty Got both the Ashes of Al'ar and Attumen's mount within the same week after uncountable attempts!
— Thomas Ziniti (@TheZinidiot) July 13, 2013
@bitterandsalty Raven Lord reigns, never acquired. Sad Tauren Death Knight.
— Nathan Redinbo (@mennalus) July 13, 2013
@bitterandsalty Deathbringer's Will during ICC days. Weren't many items then that disguised you in combat, got for my DK to chagrin of raid.
— Pancake (@fiercepancake) July 15, 2013
@bitterandsalty Judgment shoulders. Took 20+ Chromaggus kills but I finally got them.
— BrewDawg (@BruDog) July 15, 2013
— BrewDawg (@BruDog) July 15, 2013
@bitterandsalty Headless Horseman's mount, which I got on about the 4th or 5th run. Now, if I could only get Mimiron's Head…
— Rhett_CTR (@leenovak16) July 15, 2013
— James (@Kanig510) July 15, 2013
— Jerome Comeau (@Heronymus) July 16, 2013
@bitterandsalty For this week's TWoW, the Staff of Infinite Mysteries from the Curator in Karazhan. A 'lock took it, never came up again.
— Lilu for Lisa (@Lilulicious) July 16, 2013
TWoWoW Next Week – Your favorite Battleground.
I was discriminated against for @bitterandsalty 's week 19 of their 30 weeks of WoW! Druid hate!
— Grimm (@GrimmAIE) July 11, 2013
— Ahrag (@AhragCC) July 11, 2013
— Lilu for Lisa (@Lilulicious) July 12, 2013
So far my google search of "How to pronounce the GM's name of the @bitterandsalty guild" has been unsuccessful. I sense a trap.
— Rhett_CTR (@leenovak16) July 12, 2013
@bitterandsalty Also – wanted to say that when I dinged 90 on my priest last night, I got the Double Agent achievement!
— Lumi (@Reviderp) July 15, 2013
Rhett (and fiance, Sinamone)
I’m writing in to report an achievement, my tauren hunter earned this weekend. He got the “Represent!” achievement for acquiring a tabard. Why is this a big deal? Because the tabard in question is the official Bitter & Salty guild tabard! Not only did I get my level 1 toon in the guild, my fiancé also joined as well. (She has a non-official achievement of her own to report as she, as a level 1 BLOOD ELF died to fire damage in Thunder Bluff, wrap your head around that one)
Thanks to Strumpet for the invites!
Have a great show guys!
Guignol – B&S guild Earthen Ring US
Here’s an explanation for Blood Tap and why its so useful for a blood DK.
Almost all of your moves are dependent on one of three types of resource runes which gradually refresh over time. There exists a fourth type of wildcard called a “death rune”.
Blood Tap is used to game the resource system and give you instant death runes so you can cast the abilities you want to be casting like death strike, blood boil, or death siphon without waiting.
Charge up the Blood Tap by casting filler spells dependent on runic power like rune strike and death coil. As soon as you have over 5 charges on your blood tap, smack that button and then presto you can then hit one of your nukes without waiting.
By maximizing the amount of times you can cast the spells which heal you, your DK can be well nigh invincible. My lvl 80 DK has solo’d heroic 5 mans like Pit of Saron and a heavy use of blood tap to ready death strike and death siphon is my main survival tool.
PS. also reforge everything you can to mastery once you start getting gear that can be reforged to really pimp your death strike’s absorption shield
Tip #1 of 15 : Bring your own coffee maker.
Pandaren Fire Spirit – July 19th @ 10:00am
Rules: Mention @bitterandsalty with pancakes, waffles, or french toast for an entry into the pet giveaway contest (US realms only).
Clips of intro and outro music taken from “Urbana-Metronica (wooh-yeah mix)” by spinningmerkaba
Additional clips of music taken from “Daft Punk Get Lucky (Mexican Monkey Mix)” by Magic Finger
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