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 fifth World of Warcraft podcast episode, we download and install the Legion Companion app and let it guide us completely through the expansion, we run Death Knights through all the artifact quest lines, and then get stuck on Order Hall missions, we climb the trust tree, commit to having fun, and ignore all the haters that are already level 110 with iLevel 850 gear, Sláinte takes the official Legion Quiz to test his knowledge of the game and the lore of Warcraft, Molsan min-maxes his profession leveling by visiting the Darkmoon Faire, we calculate the most important stat when using external resources to select optimal gear, and we explain why all in-game mobs coincidentally named after Bitter and Salty are neither real nor officially endorsed by Blizzard.

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

Legion Companion App

  • Leveling a main or leveling… EVERYTHING
  • DK artifact questing… FROST MOURNES
  • Why isn’t fishing included

Salty Lost in Legion

  • Trust Tree Time

So Much to Do!!

  • Who cares! Do what you want

Legion Quiz

  • Illidari mobs on the Broken Shores say that they’ve dedicated their lives to defeating:

A) the Alliance
B) the Burning Legion
C) Illidan
D) AIE

  • The new class in Legion is

A) Death Knight
B) Monk
C) Demon Hunter
D) Druid

  • Sargeras is manifested in human form throughout the expansion as:

A) Anduin
B) Khadgar
C) Nat Pagle
D) Varian Wrynn

  • Stormheim is named after:

A) Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime
B) Overwatch’s “A Moment in Crime”
C) Morris Day and the Time
D) Bud Light Lime

  • Which is not a fish in Legion:

A) Black Barracuda
B) Cursed Queenfish
C) Mossgill Purch
D) Blake Shellfishton

  • What minimum iLevel do you need to be to begin raiding?

A) 830
B) 840
C) 850
D) It doesn’t matter because you’re going to get carried either way

  • What color eyes was Illidan born with?

A) Amber
B) White
C) Teal
D) Burnt Sienna

  • Queen Azshara launches her naga into Azsuna to recover what powerful artifact?

A) Band of LaFawnduh
B) The Chrono Shard of Luther Vandross
C) The Tidestone of Golganneth
D) Jewel of the Summertime

  • Frost: What are the individual names for the Blades of the Fallen Prince?

A) Icebringer & Frostreaper
B) Natty & Spaghetti
C) Kale & Edamame
D) Bitter & Salty

  • Unholy: What is the name of the Tirisgarde mage who could not control the destructive energy of the Apocalypse sword?

1) Shiplap Derpface
2) Laith Sha’ol
3) Mussel Shoals
4) Faith Hill

Profession Leveling in Legion

  • How does this even work
  • Dark Moon Faire gives +5 to professions

Pilgrim’s Bounty is Upon Us

  • Harvest invasions

MinMax Already

  • Wowhead and AMR are different OMG
  • Doesn’t skill make up for any slight stat difference between items?

Salty Auction House Flipping

Do Not Mention the Bitterbrine Saltcaster

  • It’s fake, not real, and not endorsed by Blizzard

Salty’s BlizzCon Tip

  • Don’t be shy or afraid.

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 fourth World of Warcraft podcast episode, we enter the Legion in counterclockwise fashion, and run all the artifact quest lines, we venture into Stormheim together, and watch players cover quest objectives on their mounts, we decide if we want Gul’dan or Khadgar deleted from the game, or both, we wonder if Blizzard is putting us through too many scenarios, and not allowing us to play with our friends, we glide to the new fishing NPC for training and drowned mana, and we spend hours deciding on names for our Demon Hunters.

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

Legion

  • Artifact quest… Listen to Gul’dan

Molsan Changes His Mind

  • No more alt or co-mains

Artifacts

  • Artifact quest… Ret pally.
  • Stormheim, but not good for Tailoring

Starting Zones

  • Stormheim, Aszuna
  • Guy standing on the quest to make food and was yelled at in general chat
  • Nathanos Blightcaller

Fishing

  • Goblin Glider Kits… nice way to make gold (12g-15g per GGK)
  • Soar from Dalaran to the island to meet Conjurer Margoss
  • He is the Nat Pagle of Legion which is stupid
  • Margoss can train you, or Marcia Chase can unlock Legion fishing
  • Once you reach the island, Margoss gives you a quest… just turn around and fish in his floating pond
  • Goal is to fish up Drowned Mana from the pond
  • Use DM as currency for a pet and mount… similar to The Anglers in MoP

Demon Hunter Times

  • How do you pick a name

Pictures with Illidan

Salty BlizzCon Tip

  • Take pics of your friends

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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