In the one hundred and eleventh World of Warcraft podcast episode, we open up our BlizzCon goodie bags, and drink the kool-aid from our tenth anniversary steins, we rate and recap our BlizzCon experiences and predictions, we agree that quantity is quality when considering new WoW content and patch releases, we review all of the 7.1.5 and 7.2 announcements, and prepare ourselves for Garrisons in Legion, flying, more invasions, class mounts, and the continuation of our artifact quest line, and we explain our theory about the upcoming journey to where it all began: underwater questing.

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

BlizzCon 2016

  • Goodie bag

No new expansion

  • We’re working on one, of course

BlizzCon Predictions… How Did We Do?

  • Winston from Overwatch announced as new hero for Heroes of the Storm
  • I won’t let YOU ruin my fun… Khadgar
  • People will wear their badges around all the time outside of the convention hall
  • Some people are more exciting on Twitter than IRL
  • Some people will be excited, some people will be jealous
  • People will get in lines both too early and too late
  • Diablo 25th anniversary video montage
  • Warcraft Legion 7.2 announcement
  • We will find out what Overwatch Sombrero means
  • SaltySlainte will sleep in

Patches

  • Varied patch structure
  • A “minor” release is not a “patch” release but okay
  • Quantity is quality
  • Getting content to us quicker instead of one major change holding up the whole release

Patch 7.1.5

  • Legion’s first “small” patch
  • MoP Timewalking dungeons… example of “evergreen” content… content that can go in any patch but will be around forever
  • Brawler’s Guild with dozens of new bosses
  • Micro Holidays
    • AQ Remembrance Day… Horde banner will fly for a year
    • Volunteer Guard day… swap appearances with a guard
    • Pepe-style hippogryphs
    • Boat Day… Azeroth spring break
  • PvP Changes Were Crazy
    • Throwing stuff out there and see what works
  • Class Updates
    • Reworking talents… will they ever be able to balance?
    • Secondary stats… buffing
    • Traps coming back to Hunters. Great.
  • REALLY SOON… Going on the PTR now

Patch 7.2 – TOMB OF SARGERAS

  • Return to the site of our greatest failure
  • All 12 classes = Armies of Legionfall
  • New World Quests… Love WQs!
    • Class-themed WQs
  • “Build a Base, Create a Foothold”
    • Sounds like.. GARRISONS!!!!1
    • But wait, no, it’s like Isle of Quel’danas
    • Nether Disruptor, Command Center, and, wait for it… a MAGE TOWER!
  • Legion Assaults
    • Just like the pre-legion invasions… yay?
    • WQs will be disabled in the zone… so you can participate in other WQs
    • Three-player scenarios!
  • Flying? There’s no flying in Legion!
    • Part two of Pathfinder… Salty was wrong
    • All about outdoor content to unlock flying… no dungeons or raids required
    • Unlocked for your character, and all characters on your account
    • See? No alts… just characters
  • Class Mounts
    • Warlock and Paladin are stupid… But that DK mount!
  • ToS Raid
    • Harvesting the Pillars of Creation
    • Kil’jaeden final boss
  • Patch Dungeons Return
    • Do you miss them?
  • Artifact Changes
    • Can play catch up in 7.1.5… Is this fine?
    • Relics that unlock multiple trait bonuses… Awesome
    • Continuation of the Artifact questline
    • Solo content to unlock an additional appearance… YES!!
      • Similar to Benediction, Green Fire, etc.
  • Dungeon Stuffs
    • Heroics and Mythics getting boosted (difficulty, rewards, etc.)
    • Upper and Lower Kara split
      • Attunement removed?
  • 7.2 The End of Legion
  • Except… We’re going to Argus

Content Overload

  • Is this the most content you’ve ever seen from WoW in a short amount of time?

Salty Theory

  • Underwater Mounts

Music

Clips of intro and outro music taken from “Slainte” by Tartalo Music (on YouTube and Facebook)

Additional clips of music taken from “Overwatch Soundtrack” by Blizzard Entertainment

Contact Info

Email: podcast@bitterandsalty.com
Phone: 413 BIT SALT or 413 248 7258
Molsan Method: http://molsan.me

Twitter

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

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In the one hundred and tenth World of Warcraft podcast episode, we reveal all of our exclusive BlizzCon tips, and put our special guest through a rigorous Q&A to help you maximize your enjoyment of the convention, we learn that Frost Death Knights are almost as awesome as Blood, and even get their own hidden artifact weapon, we switch Mage specs and explain why it doesn’t cost you as much Artifact Power as you might think, we find out that you are supposed to use five specific order hall champions for each class, we learn about passive aggressive loot etiquette by running heroic Neltharion’s Lair, and we confirm that the Headless Horseman mount is once and for all… a lie.

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

BlizzCon is This Week

BlizzCon Q&A

  • What will be the WoW announcement?
  • Will Metzen be there?
  • Where does one go for dinner?
  • Do Candy Corn Oreos count as dessert?
  • Can you wear Blizzard or Jinx t-shirts or is that lame?
  • Does anyone watch and/or care about the WoW Arena tournaments?
  • Can I attend BlizzCon just for the games and news about the games?

Kara Attunement

  • How’s it going

Ding iLevel 824

  • Used seal on Flotsam for 860 gloves
  • One away from raid finder!!
  • What’s a Life Relic?
  • Char level is stupid; why not reset everyone to level 1 at each expansion

Double Ding Part 2

  • Warrior and DK
  • Frost vs. Blood

Hidden Frost DK Artifact News

Changing Specs

  • Is it worth it because of the AP cost?
  • Tried it with Mage…Changed from Fire to Arcane

Specific Order Hall Champions for Each Class

Loot Guilt

  • 825 ring dropped in heroic Neltharion’s Lair… I d/e it, then DK ask for it. I felt bad
  • HH rings are 835 though
  • Bear tank d/c on last boss

Hallow’s End

  • HH mount yet?

Email

“Just wanted to say thanks for the podcast.  

Do you guys get game time with gold?  It is only like 1200 gold per day to buy tokens which is like 60 leystone ore or 20 felslate on my realm.  I haven’t paid for game time since they made the token. How about you guys?”

ETC

Salty Pre-Blizzcon Tip

  • Pack your suitcase

Music

Clips of intro and outro music taken from “Slainte” by Tartalo Music (on YouTube and Facebook)

Additional clips of music taken from “Overwatch Soundtrack” by Blizzard Entertainment and “Digital Underground Doowutchyalike instrumental” by Scarlett Aaron.

Contact Info

Email: podcast@bitterandsalty.com
Phone: 413 BIT SALT or 413 248 7258
Molsan Method: http://molsan.me

Twitter

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

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In the one hundred and eighth World of Warcraft podcast episode, we grind away at artifact power and gather all the order hall resources as we venture into Suramar for world quests, we wonder what alts are good for, and why we really need them, Sláinte fishes up his artifact fishing pole, and meets Nat Pagle himself once again, Molsan encounters annoyances and bugs with order hall class quests, and wants Exodar to burn to the ground, we organize our guild banks properly, and worry that everyone will steal our full stacks of Fjarnskaggl, and we mount up on our foxes as we prepare to take on the Druid leveling challenge.

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

Ding

  • Silver Tail Mountain G.O.A.T. in Stormheim

AP

  • What is it
  • How do you feel about it
  • Muffins wants to know if 1 or 5 on Twitter

ALTS

  • What good are they?
  • Do we really need them?

Salty Fishing Stories

  • Projection of Nat is not Nat in-game
  • Salty Fishing status

Blacksmith Chain Quests

  • Followed WoWHead

Paladin Class Order Hall Followers Bugged

Halls of Valor Bug

  • Couldn’t open chest for enchanting because in combat
  • Had to jump off bridge… Guildies Junipyrrh and Dewid were encouraging me to kill myself
  • All that for recipe to make Enchanted Pen pet

Organizing the Guild Bank

  • Where to start
  • Best practices, best for guildies
  • Tabs by item or tabs by permission

Druid Challenge

  • WTF

What is the Fox Mount

  • Faux mount

BlizzCon Tip from Salty

  • Safe Words

Music

Clips of intro and outro music taken from “Slainte” by Tartalo Music (on YouTube and Facebook)

Additional clips of music taken from “Overwatch Soundtrack” by Blizzard Entertainment

Contact Info

Email: podcast@bitterandsalty.com
Phone: 413 BIT SALT or 413 248 7258
Molsan Method: http://molsanmethod.net

Twitter

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

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In the one hundred and third World of Warcraft podcast episode, we determine the exact moment that Legion goes live in the US and the EU, and plan for all the DDOS attacks, we announce the raid schedule for The Emerald Nightmare, and plan to get our mains and alts raid-ready on or before September 20th, we debate about the reliance on addons for raiding in Legion, and whether or not Blizzard should nerf boss encounters so we can play with Stock UI, we are embarrassed to admit that we use mouse wheels and macros to make gold and do DPS, and we tell you exactly where you should not eat when you’re at the Anaheim Convention Center this year for BlizzCon.

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

Legion Launch Time

  • 12:01 AM Pacific is Legion launch time, EU is later in the afternoon

World Quests

Dungeon and Raid Schedule Released

  • https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/20243893/legion-dungeons-and-raids-schedule
  • Tuesday, August 30–When Legion is live, dungeons will immediately be available on Normal and Heroic difficulties. Mythic dungeon difficulty will be available after the weekly dungeon reset time.
  • Tuesday, September 20–The Emerald Nightmare Raid dungeon opens on Normal and Heroic difficulties. Mythic Keystones will begin dropping which will allow increased challenge and rewards from Mythic dungeons.
  • Tuesday, September 27–Mythic difficulty for the Emerald Nightmare Raid dungeon opens. The first wing of Raid Finder difficulty for Emerald Nightmare opens.
  • Tuesday, October 11–Raid Finder Wing 2 of Emerald Nightmare opens.
  • Tuesday, October 25–Raid Finder Wing 3 of Emerald Nightmare opens.

The Race to 110 by September 20th

  • Alt-mains vs. co-mains… Nobody wants to talk about it or admit that it happens

Gamescom interview with Ion Hazzikostas

  • Artifacts and artifact power will be relevant throughout Legion
  • 7.1 content discussion already coming in a few weeks
  • Admitted that content is being coded against STOCK UI

AddOns can’t be used in raids

  • Only breaking addons in competitive situations (dungeons and raids) other addons are not affected
  • Should raid encounters be simple like Vanilla
  • Should raid encounters rely on addons
  • Challenge (How long can you play with STOCK UI)

Content Longevity and Relevance

  • Investing in artifact power on a “main” and then they nerf you… rage quit?
  • Keeping raids and content relevant longer
  • What if you experience raids and content later in the game? Are you a lesser WoW player?

DDOS

  • What does it mean and why is WoW always down?

New Segment: Molsan is Embarrassed

  • Mousewheel is back!
  • For auctions and DPS
  • If you use macros or a guide, does that make you a good or bad player

Salty Blizzcon Tip

  • Do not eat from the food vendors inside the convention center

Music

Clips of intro and outro music taken from “Slainte” by Tartalo Music (on YouTube and Facebook)

Additional clips of music taken from “Overwatch Soundtrack” by Blizzard Entertainment

Contact Info

Email: podcast@bitterandsalty.com
Phone: 413 BIT SALT or 413 248 7258
Molsan Method: http://molsanmethod.net

Twitter

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

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In the ninety-eighth World of Warcraft podcast episode, we break down the pre-expansion, pre-patch, pre-Legion special events, including early access to Demon Hunters, we calculate exactly how much gold you need to save before the expansion, and whether or not you should uninstall your Garrison, we realize that Vol’jin has been a complete waste of time, as he can’t give enough barrels of oil to help Molsan achieve flying in Draenor, we discuss the non-competitive appeal of World of Warcraft, and compare it to other Blizzard eSports titles, we answer our question of the week, explain why we love Discord, and reveal Sláinte’s tip for Blizzcon 2016.

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

Legion Pre-Patch Details

How Much Gold Do You Need Before Legion?

  • What to do with all the Draenor mats and Garrison stuffs?
  • Vendor? Delete? Uninstall?

Why are Demon Hunter Shirtless?

Flying in Draenor

  • Vol’jin does nothing for the Horde; he is a waste of time
  • Buying more followers… now over the follower limit cap… it’s stupid

Competitive Play

  • The appeal of WoW as a game without a winner or loser… compared with other eSports Blizzard titles

Lag Boss and the Meters

  • Ran first heroic dungeon (after proving grounds, of course) and experienced all the lag
  • Meters… Skada/Recount/Details… do you even DPS?
  • Tried again with only a few addons enabled (DBM, TSM, ArkInventory, Details) then enabled one addon at a time during the dungeon

Is There Too Much Legion in WoW?

  • BC, Illidan, WoW movie, Legion, Fel, Gul’dan… Are there any other stories?

Question from Dominia: What are you wearing? Describe in detail, plz

  • Sláinte
  • Molsan

Does Our Phone Number Still Work?

Discord

  • What is it, why is it so awesome, and how do we use it

Salty Tip for Blizzcon

  • Don’t buy plane tickets RIGHT away…

Music

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

Additional clips of music taken from “Overwatch Soundtrack” by Blizzard Entertainment

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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