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 ninth World of Warcraft podcast episode, we beat on Withered J’im for cloaks, double gold, and cures for rez sickness, Sláinte explains how to effectively use Weak Auras to help you play your class better, Molsan offers all of his Alchemists up to make flasks and potions, but only for hardcore raid teams, we explain why leveling a Druid just to gather materials for your main is a complete waste of time, we cry and whine about players crying and whining about not getting legendaries yet in Legion, and we implore you to not be afraid to ask Blizzard questions at BlizzCon.

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

World Questing Adventures

  • Defeated Withered J’im while having rez sickness… got 860 cloak

Are you running LFR?

Salty’s Addons Segment

  • Arch Inventory
  • Wago.io and Weak Auras
  • What/why

Gathering vs. Crafting

  • Eon says that people dropped gathering for crafting
  • Gathering is for making gold
  • Druids… Only reason to have one?

Druid

  • Salty kinda likes it…
  • Druid is for gathering
  • I am leveling the way I should have??

Alchemy

  • World Questing on hold while leveling Alchemy
  • Want to help all friends and family and raiders

Screw Legendaries

Economy

  • Garrisons helped/hurt economy
  • Better now or in WoD
  • Sell Strange Dust… buy from vendor for 8s ea, sell for 50g ea
    • Objective of “Taking Precautions” from Hallow’s End

Salty Tip of BlizzCon

  • Only a few weeks left
  • ASK A QUESTION!!!!

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 first World of Warcraft podcast episode, we invade Azeroth with the Legion, and recall our experiences from both the Horde and Alliance perspectives, we wonder what Demon Hunters are like as we check the order status of the physical copy of the expansion, we recommend visiting the Darkmoon Faire on or before Legion for quests, tickets, and cards, Slainte cheats in heroics by climbing up walls and topping meters, Molsan ponders switching mains from Paladin to Warlock… or Warrior, but not Rogue, we visit our buddy Kael’thas who decides to drop two mounts after eight years of farming old content, and we reveal the true savior of World of Warcraft: Legion… Garrisons.

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

Legion is Here

  • Invasion events
  • All spoilers go here
  • We called everything
    • ____’s _____
    • ____’s _____
    • _______ the Warchief
    • _______ the King of Alliance?
    • All the Gnomes are dead, and you can now harvest druids for Legion herbs
    • We called it all!!
  • Do you believe in “Victory or Death”
    • So what happened… Did the Horde/Sylvanas betray the Alliance or are Alliance just stupid?
  • What are DH’s like?
    • DKs officially replaced
    • What is name of your DH
  • Jeremy Feasel from PCGamer interview
    • So much content scaling by level… Legion invasions scale “from level 10 to 100. So anybody that’s in that zone that’s even just leveling up can participate and can get loot from it that is potentially a loot upgrade that scales down to their level”
    • Garrisons Saved Legion
      • “If you were looking at this from very high top-down, and this was Warcraft 4, what would the demon RTS mission look like? And we took a look at the tech we had at the time for that, and it turned out that the garrison buildings were kind of our saviour on that one. One of the pieces of technology that allowed garrison buildings to work was our ability to swap entire huge structures into the world whenever we felt like it—we didn’t have that ability before and we had to do crazy terrain phasing and things like that that you’ve seen in the past and took a lot of production time.”
    • Source: http://www.pcgamer.com/how-wows-craziest-world-event-borrows-from-blizzards-rts-past

Darkmoon Faire

  • Get the Inscription Dark Moon Cards for Legion stuffs now
  • Get Test Your Strength before doing the pre-expansion quest

Cheating in WoD Heroics

  • Salty Salty Prot Pally
  • Jumping and clicking on mounts
  • Hunter DPS was 3x Ret Pally DPS
    • DO YOU EVEN DPS BRUH

Farming Kael’thas

  • Ashes of Al’ar
  • White Swift Hawkstrider
  • Using AddOn Rarity – https://mods.curse.com/addons/wow/rarity

Emails

  • Dafyed (daf-yed aka David)

“I’m fairly certain that you can’t get out of the goblin starting area without leveling. Your only option may be to race change any other race to a goblin. But I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a minimum level for that service. And I’m certainly not spending real $ to find out. Thanks for providing content to my ears.”

Do We Have an Official Challenge in Legion pre-expansion pre-patch?

  • No… We need help

Molsan Suggests

  • Nobody listened to me so canceling this segment
  • Or… Play an Arms Warrior because Assassination Rogue is terrible
  • Or… Play an Affliction Warlock because you never lose health

Salty BlizzCon Tip

  • Don’t be THAT GUY

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-ninth World of Warcraft podcast episode, we bathe ourselves in the glory of accurately predicting the pre-Legion patch release date, we explain exactly what will happen to Garrisons before Legion, and decide whether or not it will burn and drown in the Shipyards, we fix everyone’s bank storage problems by mailing each other Hexweave Bags and vendoring all the things, we declare that appearance unlocking and the changes to wardrobe and transmogrification are clearly the best things ever, we love and hate everything you can and can’t do with the Legion bind-on-pick-up crafting reagent, Blood of Sargeras, and we ask that you bring not one, but two bags, so you can mix it up this year at Blizzcon.

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

Pre-Legion Patch

  • 7/19! Salty was right!!

What Exactly is Going to Happen to the Garrison

  • Disappear? Burn to the ground? Submerged somehow by your Shipyard?
  • The trader in your Garrison’s Trading Post will no longer sell the bags of gold for blood or garrison supplies

How to Fix Bank Problems

  • Hexweave Bags
  • There will be no bigger bags added to Tailoring in Legion
  • 24-slot bags will be easy to make

Wardrobe Changes

  • Appearance unlocking!
  • Where to find a missing appearance!
  • Improved Transmog interface with a preview!
  • Save looks as outfits!
  • Outfits by spec!
  • Transmog weapon enchants!

What is Blood of Sargeras?

  • Q&A with Senior Game Designer Paul Kubit (Professions lead)
  • Measure of “a measure of how much you are playing the game”
  • Used for crafting
  • Obliterum… an item obtained at max level that increases iLevel of gear. The application of Obliterum will use Blood of Sargareas
  • Obliterum forge can increase iLevel to 850
  • Can’t unbind it… using it as a measuring tool… a protection for those with a lot of gold from just buying “power”
  • Can’t be BoA either… Don’t want players to rely on alts… although, Blizzard loves alts? Do you think they do or don’t?
  • You can obliterate anything into… Obliterum

Suggestions for Pre-Patch Pre-Legion Day One

  • Sell everything

Random Stuffs Before the Patch

  • Outland Raiding for Full Crystalforge Set
  • Chasing Outland Rares
  • Elemental Plateau Farming for Air stuffs
  • Getting factions/rep grinds done… Argent Dawn

THERE IS A FISHING ARTIFACT

  • WHAT DOES THIS EVEN MEAN???1!?

Salty Tip for Blizzcon 2016

  • Bring two bags and switch it up

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-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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