In the forty-fifth World of Warcraft podcast episode, we make appointments for patch 5.4 and the next expansion, the Dark Below. We cover the release of TradeSkillMaster 2.0 and reveal tips and tricks, and explain Groups, Operations, formulas, math, and even a quick and dirty setup to get you started with making gold using the latest version of TSM. We get all wireless with our peripherals, visit some place called “Funder” Island, and address additional WoW etiquette questions. We cover the Thirty Weeks of World of Warcraft’s least favorite dungeon, and we ask that, no matter what, you refrain from jumping in the pool.

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

August 27th!!!

Sláinte’s dentist appointment OR 5.4

New Expansion Name Announced!

The Dark Below… Emerald Dream or Burning Legion?

Bank Donations

Thank you ASHAYO!!

TSM 2.0

Change is scary! Nothing works!!

AddOns/Additions

Accounting, Additions, Auctioning, Crafting, Mailing, Shopping, and Warehousing

Groups

Create groups as you used to… “Enchanting” or “Cata Gems Rare Uncut”

Auctioning

Module Operations / Options -> Default Operation Tab -> Set to “Post”

Now, create an “operation” to make use of your groups

Scenario 1 – Glyphs

http://stormspire.net/consortium-quality-guides/11254-guide-tsm-2-0-groups-operations.html

OMG The Formulas!

matprice!!

General Tips

Exit WoW and log in… if WoW crashes, your changes are lost

Use the TSM software… force update, log off/on to WoW to see changes

If you use an addon updater, override TSM UJ and TSM Wowuction to force 2.0+ update

The Quick and the Dirty

Create a global group and a default auction operation

Assign operation to group and you’re done

What Effects will TSM 2.0 Have on the Market?

AH savvy players will make more gold?

Casual gold-makers left out?

Hardware

Logitech K800 and M510 both work with my KVM!!

Was able to program the M510 buttons just like my G500

Strumpet – Etiquette question

Thunder Island

More like FUNder Island

Mystery Man, Buy Gear VM

TWoWoW Week 24 – Favorite Cataclysm Dungeon

Sláinte – Halls of Origination

Molsan – Lost City of the Tol’vir

EMails

St Elsewhere  

I enjoyed what you guys had to say last week regarding player housing. I think it would be really cool to decorate your “home” with in-game trophies, e.g., old gear sets and legendary weapons. I have a similar idea: give players the opportunity to obtain mounts, titles, and gear that is specific to each xpac, e.g., Atiesh, the Amani War Bear, and <Hand of A’dal>. These things don’t give you an advantage in future game play, but from a nostalgic sense they are invaluable. As someone who started playing in 3.1, every time I see a player with the Corrupted Ashbringer I can tell immediately that said player was around during the old days of WoW, saw things that I never will, and probably has a wealth of stories to share. As more “old timers” leave the game, there are fewer examples of xpac-specific gear/mounts/titles. Sadly, that means that new players may never have their curiosity piqued by creative designs of yesteryear.

My favourite Cataclysm dungeon was Well of Eternity. It had fun mechanics and great lore! “Illidan!!! What are you DOING?!!?!”

 

Mildrid (Earthen Ring) / Svander (Dark Iron)

Favorite Cataclysm Dungeon:

Tomb of the Cybermen in Uldum Highlands.  Love the mechanics on the fight where you have to keep replacing the well fed buff, and the other fight where you have to trigger 5 cut scenes in the correct order.  Also great that they got unmistakable voice acting by Shia LaBeouf for the final boss Twain Mark IV.

 

Jean

Throne of Tides Beautiful and fun.

Tanasttia

Still no luck on getting my audio set up — hopefully next week.

In the meantime, here’s three haikus while you wait:

Week 23

Three months without WoW

while sowing my last wild oats

Booze, Broads, Debauch’ry

Week 20

Green Robot Chicken.

Flawless Mechanical Stone…

Why you don’t appear???

Week 14

Dispel! Dispel! GHARRR!

Horridon is HORRIBLE!

Raid teams slowly die…

Mentions

Audio

Juuno

Strumpet

PippyLongEar

Baloku

Tanastia

Text

Grimmclaw

I kinda hate all dungeons so I’ll pick the one with Raz. Or the Well of Eternity one only cuz I could destroy meters on the last boss. Either one. Whatever.

Singing Sunflower Name revealed!

TWoWoW Week 25 – Your least favorite profession

Call from Jean

 

Fifth 90! No Quintessential Quintet achieve, though, since I leveled TWO priests. #sadtrombone

Email

Hey BS crew!

First off, let me state that it will be an absolute crime if you don’t name your Singing Sunflower “MolSUN”.  Not only is it a fitting tribute to an awesome co-host and BFF, but also the irony of juxtaposing the sunflower, which is all about renewal and positivity, with Molsan’s generally sardonic outlook on things is pure pet-naming gold.

Also, if you have a disgusting oozeling and fail to name it “Dan Gooey”  I will uninstall WoW, move to Canada, buy a horse and stop bothering people.

On a similar note:  I am somewhat of a pet naming enthusiast, and though I’m humble about it, I can’t deny that I’m kind of a “big deal” on my server.  I tend to give my pets names that reflect either their physical appearance or general abilities.  For example, my Emperor Crab is named “Crabface McPinch” and my Anubisath Idol proudly wears the moniker “Dogface Manbody”  I was recently attempting to name my Kun Lai Runt “Mr Smashy” and I was denied.  Apparently the prefix “Mr.” is used in several popular euphemisms referring to several popular body parts that Blizzard deems sexual in nature.  It didn’t bother me until I remembered that “Mr Wiggles” was one of my Blizzard-named pets.  I submit to you that “Mr. Wiggles” is far more provocative than “Mr. Smashy”.  As a little experiment, I attempted to name my pet biscuit-enhanced chicken “Enourmous Cöck” and was successful.  I swear I don’t know what Blizz is thinking sometimes

Cheers,

Big Steve

<Clan of Darkness>

Earthen Ring US

Strupmet Achievement-VM

Email

Questions about mouse over macros and Naga and Nostormo

I really love listening to the show because it has changed the way I play and the way I feel about the game. Up until a few weeks ago (when I found your show) I tended to race to max level and race to grind gear. I thought that’s what I needed to do and I needed to stay caught up with my raid team even though we are just a casual group of friends who raid twice a week. Once there, as I am now, I tend to just work the AH to make gold. I never experienced the game content outside the raids and heroics. I never cared about lore, secondary professions, achievements, pets, mounts, etc.

Listening to you two discuss the game and how you play has made me interested in those other parts. I thank you for that.

Thanks

Abbish – Aerie Peak Alliance

iTunes Review

coorslights – Sorry

At first I really enjoyed this podcast, but with the host change, meh, not so much. Not a fan.

Sláinte Blizzcon Tip #5

Don’t jump into the pool… No matter what they are giving away.

Pools are for fools!!

Music

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

Additional clips of music taken from “Daft Punk Get Lucky (Mexican Monkey Mix)” by Magic Finger

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 forty-first World of Warcraft podcast episode, we share our thoughts on patch 5.4’s Proving Grounds, we explain how a weekend off can be both a good and bad thing when going for the Double Agent achievement, we still dislike cut scenes, we get double experience from cross-faction pet battles, we go over the rules for Achievement Roulette, we learn about Blood Tap for Death Knights, and we are all about our favorite loot for our Thirty Weeks of World of Warcraft.

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

Patch 5.4: Proving Grounds

Darren asks: What are your thoughts on the new Proving Grounds being add the game.

Double Agent Challenge

Call from Saytr69

Weekend off… Did we survive?

Leveling 80-81 with Pet Battles

Cut Scenes

Now I HAVE to watch them

Twilight Highlands (Snooze) and MoP (Double Snooze)

Achievement Roulette

Rules coming soon!!

TWoWoW This Week Your favorite or most sought after loot and whether you got it?

Sláinte

Deathcharger

Molsan

Quel’Serrar – http://www.wowhead.com/item=18348

Quel’Serrar is the final quest reward from a questline that begins with <Foror’s Compendium of Dragon Slaying>, an item that can be rarely found in Dire Maul inside of Dusty Tomes and dropped from the various bosses.

Audio

Juuno

Jellad

Saintelsewhere

MysteryMan

Strumpet

Ben

Mentions


https://twitter.com/GrimmAIE/status/356887199360356353


TWoWoW Next Week – Your favorite Battleground.
Mentions

Email

Rhett (and fiance, Sinamone)

Hello gentleman,

I’m writing in to report an achievement, my tauren hunter earned this weekend. He got the “Represent!” achievement for acquiring a tabard. Why is this a big deal? Because the tabard in question is the official Bitter & Salty guild tabard! Not only did I get my level 1 toon in the guild, my fiancé also joined as well. (She has a non-official achievement of her own to report as she, as a level 1 BLOOD ELF died to fire damage in Thunder Bluff, wrap your head around that one)

Thanks to Strumpet for the invites!

Have a great show guys!

Guignol – B&S guild Earthen Ring US

Here’s an explanation for Blood Tap and why its so useful for a blood DK.

Almost all of your moves are dependent on one of three types of resource runes which gradually refresh over time.  There exists a fourth type of wildcard called a “death rune”.

Blood Tap is used to game the resource system and give you instant death runes so you can cast the abilities you want to be casting like death strike, blood boil, or death siphon without waiting.

Charge up the Blood Tap by casting  filler spells dependent on runic power like rune strike and death coil.  As soon as you have over 5 charges on your blood tap, smack that button and then presto you can then hit one of your nukes without waiting.

By maximizing the amount  of times you can cast the spells which heal you, your DK can be well nigh invincible.  My lvl 80 DK has solo’d heroic 5 mans like Pit of Saron and a heavy use of blood tap to ready death strike and death siphon is my main survival tool.

PS. also reforge everything you can to mastery once you start getting gear that can be reforged to really pimp your death strike’s absorption shield

Blizzcon Tips

Tip #1 of 15 : Bring your own coffee maker.

Pet Giveaway

Pandaren Fire Spirit – July 19th @ 10:00am

Rules: Mention @bitterandsalty with pancakes, waffles, or french toast for an entry into the pet giveaway contest (US realms only).

Music

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

Additional clips of music taken from “Daft Punk Get Lucky (Mexican Monkey Mix)” by Magic Finger

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 thirty-seventh World of Warcraft podcast episode, we play how we want to play and hit the buttons we want to hit (even if it’s one), Sláinte switches over to ElvUI, we fly through patch 5.4’s new raid, The Siege of Orgrimmar, we level Blacksmithing with Ghost Iron Bars until we realize that’s dumb, we convert the super-secret rare MoP gear market into a Molsan Method list for you, we speculate on how the in-game economy will be affected by Virtual Realms, we reveal our favorite Wrath of the Lich King dungeon for our Thirty Weeks of World of Warcraft, and we challenge each other to become double agents.

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

DPS

Is it gear, spec/class, rotation… or is it the basic ability of hitting buttons correctly?

Warlock N00bs

What is all this?

ElvUI

Switching over to it… on a couple toons.

Bitten’s SpellFlash Addon

https://sites.google.com/site/bittensspellflash/faq

The Siege of Orgrimmar

The new raid… are you excited?

Blacksmith leveling with GIO only

Ummm yeah.

Molsan Method Update

Realm selection now available

New realms added: Draenor, Kul Tiras, Proudmoore, Terokkar… even Bladefist

Added new list for tracking MoP rare leveling equipment

Virtual Servers

Koltrane from CtR wants to know!

AH PvP

Double Agent Challenge?

Alliance Death Knight race to 90? Okay, sure.

Pet Battles

Dear Bitter and Salty,

After listening to your show the past two weeks, I finally took the time to write in about leveling Battle Pets quickly. Much like you as I was progressing through the Trainers through the various zones and needed to level up other pet families then the ones I had at level 25. I ran into the same issue in trying to identify a way to level a pet up rapidly and ran into the same suggestions of doing the dailies, but as you are aware when you are at that point you can’t use that process fully until you’ve beat the trainers you need to level pets for!

So I stumbled across one comment about taking your low level pet and putting it in a team with two other 25’s and taking it to Dragonblight in Northrend. At all of the dragon skeletons throughout the zone there are Dragonbone Hatchlings (http://www.wowhead.com/npc=62852) They are in the area in an abundant amount and hit fairly weakly and respawn fairly quickly. So if you are looking for a rather fast way to level up a low level this is one way. Keep in mind this will get fairly mind numbingly boring very quickly considering you will be facing the same pets over and and over.

With that in mind I wanted to find another way that wasn’t so grindy and so boring. So here is where I get to the “secret”. With your leveling pet in the first slot, (get it up to level 3 at least, so it isn’t one shot), go around the world and hunt all those other pets you know your OCD is telling you to collect. Let that leveling pet take a hit or make a hit, and then rotate it out. Rinse and repeat as you travel around the world trying to collect rares. So kill two birds (two dragonkins, whatever) with one stone, level a pet and collect all the things!

I found in one weekend of moderate playing, while waiting for Raid Finder queues to pop I was able to level at least one of every pet family to max level and not feel like I was fighting the same stuff over and over to the point of insanity. Meanwhile I was collecting all the pets I didn’t have and picking up the rares.

I know you also touched briefly on this but if there is a certain pet family you need, hop over to wowhead.com orwarcraftpets.com and see if there is a high level version in a Northrend/Cata/Pandaria zone you can hunt and capture a rare that you don’t have. When you capture them they will be around level 22-23 saving you a lot of leveling. I distinctly remember needing like two turtles since I had none anywhere past level 3 and was able to pick up two I still needed to capture in MoP zones saving me a ton of time.

As always great job with the show and I look forward to the next one! Good luck and good hunting!

Tyraine – Human (Hooman) Warrior – Terokkar – US

TWoWoW Week 16

Molsan — I cheated and asked Blizzard CMs Zarhym and Netherea, but I’ll go with Utgarde Pinnacle.

Sláinte — The Frozen Halls ( all 3 ) FoS, PoS, HoR

Mentions

https://twitter.com/TradeChat/status/347182494048731136

https://twitter.com/Wkbrowning1970/status/347182528400072704

EMail

@joypenny

Catch up Wk 15:

Vuhdo. Oh my goodness. It started out years ago as just something to make healing easier, and now, it has morphed into my entire casting interface, no matter who I’m playing. I love that I can bind anything (spells, potions, bandages) to my mouse. And that there’s a whole area of “hostile” spell bindings for fighting. Top that off with complete customization, auto buff renewal, and profiles I can save and load throughout my acct… And you have one satisfied caster.

Wk: 16

Violet Hold

I just love it! As far as the Wrath Dungeons go, it’s totally my favorite. I like that it’s in Dalaran, it’s all in one room, and there’s that gamble on who you’ll fight. Its quick, easy, and totally different than any other Instance I’ve done.

Audio

Ben

Strumpet

Ashayo

Jerome

TWoWoW Week 17 – Your favorite profession

Audio

Call from Strumpet

Call from Random Guy

Mentions

Music

Clips of intro and outro music taken from “Urbana-Metronica (wooh-yeah mix)” by spinningmerkaba and “C’Mon” by Analog By Nature

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 thirty-sixth World of Warcraft podcast episode, we recap the Barrens Snoozefest of 2013, we welcome fresh 90s to our growing list of alts, we are in love with LFR, we attempt to understand Flex Raiding, we disagree that you need a group in order to enjoy the game, we get epic pet battle advice, we reveal even more Molsan Methods for tracking markets against current auction house data, and we cover week 15 of the thirty weeks of World of Warcraft, your favorite addon.

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

The Barrens Snoozefest 2013

Rocks, Meats, Oils… then KLS for 502 boots? Then what? Oh, back to the Barrens for 150 of each for a total of 600?!? NO THANKS.

Dings 90

Magmaw, Sole… who’s next?

LFR

Molsan is addicted to TES and ran ToT. 

Flex Raiding

Because we don’t have to.

Bring anywhere from 10 to 25 people to your raid and the difficulty will automatically scale.

Works with battletags, so you can bring friends from other realms.

Item level of loot is between Raid Finder and Normal and loot is awarded with the Raid Finder style loot system.

Separate lockout from Raid Finder and Normal, allowing you to do all three difficulties.

Major Payne Pet Battle Help – Call from Leeta

Pet Battle Advice from Lagerhoof

More Molsan Methods

Lists of current items on the auction house

Looking for low-supply items with high, potential profit

Current lists: all glyphs and rare, cut, MoP gems

#TWoWoW Week 15 – Favorite AddOn

Sláinte

ArkInventory – The one addon I cannot live without.

OLD Pally Power – Runner Up

Molsan

TradeSkillMaster

Email

Jerome

Hey, Bitter and Salty.

Favourite Addon: TSM, actually, based on the suggestion of the show.

Also, ElvUI, which replaced about a dozen other addons and really looks great on both my PC and my Mac.

Of course, I picked two, so I’m sure I’m disqualified…

Mildrid

Currently my favorite addon is a little bird called SavedInstances.  If you’ve got a lot of characters, it can be difficult to remember who’s killed Nalak, who’s looted their treasure key, who’s done their transmutes, etc.  This app tracks a myriad of useful daily and weekly lock outs in an elegant fashion.  This has saved me a lot of pointless character switches which means more time to dance on the mailbox.

Audio

Hasteur

Strumpet

Jellad

Wholly – http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/wholly

Grail – http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/grail

Mentions

Jean @jeanbees

@bitterandsalty Favorite addon? Tough call, but for now I’m going to say Elvui. Easy setup, replaced 5+ other addons, and I love my new UI!

https://twitter.com/jeanbees/status/344605227837693952

So Speaking of Addons…

Icy Veins also has a quest checker: http://www.icy-veins.com/completed-quests-checker-wow

PetTracker – http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/pettracker

Shows complete match-up when switching pets

Shows pet family type icon over your ability

Shows opponent abilities and their cooldowns during fight

WIM – http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/wim-3

#TWoWoW 14 Catch Up

Call from Strumpet

Call from Choob from Draka

#TWoWoW Week 16 – Your Favorite Wrath Dungeon

Mentions

Happy 8th birthday, Danielle!

https://twitter.com/jwesleyproctor/status/343337713094754304

SHOUT OUT TO CHESSAN

Welcome back, your priest skillz were missed.

 

Music

Clips of intro and outro music taken from “Urbana-Metronica (wooh-yeah mix)” by spinningmerkaba and “C’Mon” by Analog By Nature

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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