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 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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In the ninety-second World of Warcraft podcast episode, we queue up for the latest World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, we send mains and alts through the Dark Portal to compare DPS and leveling specs, we learn a difficult lesson when we determine that optional bonus objectives are mandatory, we are immediately addicted to Garrisons which causes anxiety, stress, and fun, Molsan boosts a Druid and runs away from the Blasted Lands while Slainte boosts a Shaman without any spells, we review the addon Broker Garrison for tracking follower missions and work orders, and we question why leaving a guild as great as ours is absolutely critical for being a successful raider.

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

The Warcraft Expansion Pack

What’s it like?

Were there QQueues?

Love the homages to BC

Leveling as a tank and soloing group quests

Mains vs. Alts

Mandatory Optional Bonus Objectives – Everyone says you HAVE to do them!!

Garrison Stuffs

The Crafticus was THE WRONG

Why do I need a guide to do a Garrison?

Level 92 + Level 2 Mine is full of ore!!

WHY do I need to do stuffz while leveling? Can I not wait till 100?

Boosted Druid Adventures

Boosts Druid

Shows up at Dark Portal instead of Moonglade

Hearth set to Dark Portal

Turns into a cat and dies running to the taxi

No flight point in BL so ran to Stonard then took the boat from Booty Bay just to get back to Moonglade

Boosted Shaman Adventures

Starts you at Red Portal , no flying, died several times trying to get back to the Orgrimmar Portal.

Where’s all my spells? Log ticket, ask twitter.

Twitter FTW! http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/15269756831

Leaving the Guild

Mass exodus from BnS guild

What is the benefit?

Addon Stuffs for Warlords

ElvUI Updates

Broker Garrison

FWoWoWFL Update

Molsan is winning. Clearly.

Music

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

Additional clips of music taken from “Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines ft. T.I. Pharrell ( INSTRUMENTAL )” by ADreamOfficial

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 ninety-first World of Warcraft podcast episode, we recap all of the major Warlords of Draenor news from Blizzcon, we discuss our first impressions of the Warcraft movie trailer, we ask Blizzard game designers if having a Garrison in Warlords is necessary, we ask each other the questions that we forgot to ask at Blizzcon, we realize that playing a Goblin isn’t as much fun as playing an Orc, especially when abilities are missing from your rotation, and we choose to ignore our own tips and decide to go big and have lots of regrets as we head into the next expansion for World of Warcraft.

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

So Like How Was Blizzcon

Where our Warcraft stuffs?!?

WoW Movie

Warlords is still on schedule

Yuengling

BlizzCon Store Update

Still can’t get in… All I want is a t-shirt

Questions We Asked

Do I have to play Garrisons in Warlords?

Do you need 50K for Garrisons in Warlords?

Questions We Wished We Would Have Asked

Why can’t you update the 16-slot “Backpack”

Flying in Silvermoon, obviously

Do you really think we need the AH in the game?

New Orc Warrior

Ding 90 and race change to Orc

So much more fun to play Orc Smash

Had been missing Rend in Arms rotation this whole time until 89 1/2

Finally Loremaster

Hunter dings in Cape of Stranglethorn after saving Booty Bay from fires and pirates

Slainte’s FINAL Blizzcon Tip FOR NEXT YEAR!

Don’t go big and haz regrets!!

Music

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

Additional clips of music taken from “Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines ft. T.I. Pharrell ( INSTRUMENTAL )” by ADreamOfficial

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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