In the nineteenth World of Warcraft podcast episode, love is in the air and we’re hot for some love token grinding, we review the 5.2 valor point reset and Elder Charm changes, we explain the upcoming changes to Fishing and break down pool migrations, we reveal more Tiller tips, and we deliver breaking news that valor points actually won’t reset after all.

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

Love is in the Air!

The Valor/Justice Point System and 5.2 Changes…

  • Valor/Justice and Conquest/Honor Resets
    • “With 5.2 we won’t be changing current Valor items to cost Justice, but they will be much cheaper (discounts from 50-75% off their current costs). You’ll need to acquire Valor after the patch is released to buy pieces for their discounted rate, or to buy the new 5.2 Valor items, but we’re also introducing new items to spend your Justice on, including heirlooms and Pet Battle stones.”
  • Elder/Lesser Charms
    • “While Charms won’t be converted, Lesser Charms of Good Fortune will no longer be used to purchase Elder Charms in patch 5.2. Instead Lesser Charms will purchase Mogu Runes of Fate. They’ll be purchasable in the same way; once a week, 90 Lesser Charms can be converted to 3 Mogu Runes of Fate via a quest in your faction’s Shrine. Mogu Runes of Fate will be usable for bonus rolls on 5.2 raid and world bosses only. Elder Charms will continue to be used for bonus rolls on 5.0 raids and world bosses, and will now be acquired as item drops by killing enemies in the new 5.2 Thundering Isle outdoor zone.”
    • http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/7189123/52_Currency_Conversions-06_02_2013
  • Grimm fighting it out with Bashiok on Twitter

OH WAIT… THANKS, ZARHYM!

  • After reading your feedback and locking ourselves in dim, florescent-lit rooms for much deliberation, we have decided that we are NOT going to convert Valor to Justice and Justice to gold when 5.2 ships.
  • In addition, we’re making a change to ensure that there are some gear rewards available via the Kirin Tor Offensive and Sunreaver Onslaught, the two new factions with which players can earn reputation in 5.2 without raiding. The patch was shaping up to be a real challenge for players who don’t like raiding (including LFR), as our original design meant that no new Valor rewards would be available to them without needing to run Throne of Thunder. You can expect to see the Valor rewards on the Kirin Tor Offensive and Sunreaver Onslaught quartermasters updated on the 5.2 public test realms in the near future. These rewards are ilevel 496 and will only accommodate a few slots, as they aren’t intended to be very attractive to raiders (including those running LFR), but should give non-raiders something to shoot for in 5.2.
  • http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/7909111142#1

Professions

Tiller Tip

Tracking Raw Level Mats

  • GIO price up… so stay away!

HotT updates

  • Crafting gear
    • Sons of Hodir enchants
  • New concerns??
  • Always looking for alts to help out
  • Monthly event for B&S guild?

Sláinte is Dual-Boxing

  • SoR on myself

Mentions

@Ashayo – Now I understand why ghost iron prices have gone up Thanks @bitterandsalty

@SpankingBArthur

  1. @bitterandsalty 7th Alt to 90. 8th is 3 levels away. 3 pets to level 25 Spending time on lowbies waiting for patch 5.2.
  2. Question for show: Do you think crossrealm mailing of heirlooms is a possibility at some point soon?
  3. Oh, and Doombringer got me 500gold on AH
  4. OH! Just hit Exalted with Hydraxian Waterlords AND hit 55 exalted reps! 🙂 No more Molten Core!

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In the eleventh World of Warcraft podcast episode, we ask if it’s worth it to achieve max level cooking, the impact to the change to Redbelly Mandarin pools with patch 5.1, the Potion of Luck and is it worth crafting and using, synchronizing addons for multiple computers, and the week 3 update to our gold-making challenge.

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

Pandaria Cooking

  • Why train, when its cheaper to buy in AH.
  • Is there a need for Non-Raiders?

Fishing

  • Change to Redbelly Mandarin pools in Jade Forest
    • https://theunderminejournal.com/item.php?item=74860
    • Patch 5.1 removed pools of Redbelly Mandarin from the Jade Forest
    • Overall, price spiked to about 14g each after the patch, now down to about 11-13g (range higher on EU realms: 12g-23g ea avg price)
    • Patch was released on 11/27, and quantity took a dive and keeps falling
    • Can now be found only in Townlong Steppes (Inland, and not many locations) or in Vale of Eternal Blossoms (but pools are shared with two other types)
    • Find one of the spawn locations and fish in open water (1/3 drop rate for RBM)

Alchemy
@Grozlok@bitterandsalty @Molsan What happened to Potion of Luck? It’s gone missing from the Undermine Journal.

@walkstweets@SaltySlainte @bitterandsalty No, not really. Cost of mats is not equal to the return.

Are Potions of Luck worth using?

  • Greater Potion of luck changed to Potion of Luck in 5.1
  • Crafted with one Golden Lotus (down from three)

Multiboxing

Gold-Making Challenge – Week 3

  • Molsan
    • How I spy on Sláinte and check for undercuts remotely
    • I screwed up and am losing
  • Salty
    • AH camping

Why I Like and Dislike the T-Mog Market

Bitter and Salty Guild

  • Join us!

Mentions
@aquagorillabear@bitterandsalty Am pretty proud of my recent achieve, Pro Pet Group – 15 pets to Lvl 25!wowhead.com/achievement=65… Cinder Kitten should be mine!!

@Wowhonen@bitterandsalty Honen level 90 priest on the nazgrel realm. I just hit exaulted with the anglers and with it guild got pandaren embassy!

@Wowhonen@bitterandsalty wow! Thanks a ton for this and the great podcast you put out. It has quickly become one of my favorite in my rotation

@strumpet101: Catching up with laundry, other housework, and stuff while listening to @bitterandsalty … tired easily but still good!

@JetrixAdune@bitterandsalty considering nominating a certain podcast for most “so…” in the show.#JustJoking

iTunes Reviews

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Welcome to Episode 3 of the World of Warcraft podcast, Bitter and Salty! In this episode, we discuss Hallow’s End, Pet Battles, AddOns, customizing your UI, getting distracted by achievements and other old world fun, and the race to 90 between Molsan and Sláinte.

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Hallow’s End is NEAR!

  • When:   October 18th – 31st
  • Where: Azeroth, Outland, Northrend
  • Learn More: Wowhead, Wowpedia
  • Seasonal Boss: Headless Horseman
  • Use the Dungeon Finder to participate in a high-level encounter against the Headless Horseman (your character must be at least level 89), granting a Loot-Filled Pumpkin containing special holiday loot as a daily reward.

310 Flying

Old World Fun / Achievements

  • Currently doing Netherwing dailies
  • Need achieves for Glory of the Hero
  • Need to defeat Illidan for Black Temple
  • Argent Tournament dailies w/o jousting

RACE TO 90!

  • Phone call from Molsan

 

  • Who will win, Molsan or Sláinte?

Monks

  • Getting Heirlooms for your Monk
    • Justice Points vs. Champion’s Seal vs. DMF Tickets

Pet Battles

  • Clarification on Strumpet’s question from E2 (re: how to identify pet tiers out in the wild)
    • There are two types of “rare” pets: Quality vs. Spawn.
    • Any pet that you can battle has a chance to be of “rare” quality.
    • Check health of pets you can battle in a particular zone. If a pet has more than average, then chances are it is rare.
    • AddOn called “Battle Pet – Quality Notifier”
      • The quality / rarity of the wild pet
      • If the pet species is an upgrade in quality (Upgrade)
      • If you don’t have that species (Not Owned)
      • World tooltips show what you currently have in journal when mouseover wild pets. This includes quality and level
      • http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/battle-pet-quality-notifier
  • Additional AddOns if you can’t wait for patch 5.1
    • PetJournal Enhanced
      • Additional sorting and filtering options including filtering by current zone
    • BattlePetCount
      • Similar to quality notifier but adds a tooltip to the pet icon while in-battle that tells you if you own the pet or not and also lists the quality of the pet
  • Make this an app already and take my money

Fishing

  • Phone call from Daniel
  • Fishing Addons
  • Phone call from Strumpet – Anglers

Engineering

  • Ghost Iron Dragonling – I need for all the alts!
    • What are Cogwheel sockets and where do I get Cogwheels from?

Archy

  • Best Addon and 2nd Best Secondary skills

Call from Patrice – ArkInventory

UI Customization

  • I love redoing and tweaking my UI
  • Random/addons vs. UI package
  • How often do you change your UI?

News

  • Windsong and Elemental Force Information
    • http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6893549789#1
    • Recent hotfix to both the Windsong and Elemental Force enchants to improve their performance.
    • Windsong is a weapon enchant that will “sometimes increase your critical strike, haste, or mastery by 1,500 for 12 sec when dealing damage with spells and melee attacks. Requires a level 372 or higher item.”
    • Blizzard community manager Daxxarri now claims that Windsong is now a useful enchant for all classes and specs (save Hunters who use scopes and Death Knights who use Runeforging) since it will trigger on all damage or healing, be it spell, melee, or ranged, and direct or periodic. Elemental Force will also trigger from all damage, so is useful for all damage dealers.
    • To create the enchant, you’ll need 12 Spirit Dust (2.5g ea) and 1 Ethereal Shard (30g), a total of 60g.
    • Currently selling for about 150g

Grats / Dings

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Welcome to Episode 2 of the World of Warcraft podcast, Bitter and Salty! In this episode we discuss changes to rep grinding, farming in the game, and, love them or hate them, pet battles!

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

Rep Grinds

  • How they actually make the game better. (Salty) Mention Grimm
    • Any single character earns Revered reputation with a faction
    • All other characters on the Battle.net account begin to earn double reputation for that one same faction
    • The Revered character earns double reputation as he or she works toward Exalted
    • ???
    • Profit
  • What changed in MoP and/or how they’ve changed since Vanilla

Nat Pagle and the Anglers

Professions – Cooking/Farming

  • What is “farming” and how to get started

Pet Battles

  • Why they suck! (Salty)
    • Don’t like pet battles? Don’t Battle your pets – Jean
  • I love pet battles!!! (Molsan)
    • My current favorite pets to use and the rotation I use them in

Professions – Engineering

  • Hey, Engineers! What is the Blingtron 4000?
    • Someone else dropped it and it started a “daily” quest where I was able to loot a “Blingtron 4000 Gift Package” http://www.wowhead.com/item=86623 and inside was a Fire Spirit that increased Herbalism and Enchanting when I released.

Professions – Jewelcrafting

  • Ore Shuffling
    • Progress on my experiments

What’s Going on in WoW?

  • News item
  • Ink Trader Exchange Change Still Not Live (http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6794712085?page=1)
    • “Update” the Blackfallow Ink-to-low-level-ink trading to instead use Ink of Dreams and Starlight Ink
    • Warned us that “time to trade (ink) in is running short,” and then delayed the change
    • This was supposed to happen first thing Tuesday morning after weekly maintenance
    • In a panic, I traded all my ink in for 40-60 stacks of each of the lower level inks
    • Glyph market still down so I’m just holding all of my inks for now

Voicemails and Texts

Shout Outs / Thank Yous

  • Lots of Twitter love… We even got an in-game mail

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Welcome to Episode 1 of the World of Warcraft podcast, Bitter and Salty! In this episode we discuss our first impressions of the Mists of Pandaria WoW expansion, tips for making gold, and fish. Lots and lots of fish!

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

  • MoP First Impressions
    • Quests/storyline/player engagement
    • Farming vs. Leveling
    • Features We Are Using / Not Using
      • Pet Battles
      • Dungeons
      • Scenarios
  • Gold Making
    • Fish!
    • Are we in a buyer’s market?
    • Cloth for disenchanting
  • Tools for making the gold
    • Remote AH
    • TSM
    • Auctioneer
    • Spreadsheets
    • What are “Caged” pets
      • Unable to scan the AH for these so market difficult to predict
  • What’s Going on in WoW?
    • Mogushan Vaults Now Live and Raid Schedule
      • Tuesday, October 2 – Normal Mogu’shan Vaults
      • Tuesday, October 9 – Heroic Mogu’shan Vaults and first half of Mogu’shan Vaults on Raid Finder
      • Raid Finder will unlock  bosses in Mogu’shan Vaults and Heart of Fear over time, and all Mogu’shan Vaults bosses will be unlocked and available Tuesday, October 16. To access the new Raid Finder dungeons, you will need a minimum item level (ilevel) requirement of 463. iLevel HERE WE GO
    • PvP Season 12 Begins!
      • Source: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6759187021?page=1
      • Started on 10/2, with Team and Personal Ratings reset, but Matchmaking was not reset.
      • “Contender” (season 12) rare PvP gear sets selling well (anywhere from 75g to 4k gold)
        • Patterns sold by crafting vendors for a Spirit of Harmony
        • Crafted from Prismatic Scales
  • Goals for MoP

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