In the fifty-sixth World of Warcraft podcast episode, we buy Ice Cold Milk and Flour from vendors to make Gold and Marionettes, we share our favorite resources for getting started with building your very own gaming rig, we list what we would like to accomplish in-game before the Draenor Warlords arrive, we speculate one last time about what the next expansion will be before it’s announced, and we recommend that you relax, take it easy, and don’t panic… because Blizzcon is almost here!!

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

Vendor Item Sale

Ran around to the vendors in Thunder Bluff and flipped at extreme prices

Macabre Marionette

Buying all today!

Hardware Chat

http://www.tomshardware.com/

http://www.maximumpc.com/best-of-the-best

http://www.pcper.com/hwlb

Call from Strumpet

Legendary Cloak ding!

Expansion Talks

What is the ONE thing you’d like to accomplish before the Draenor Warlords arrive?

Blizzcon

Yeah, we’re going… now what?

Email

LurryDean – BunnyZugZug

Howdy all ye Bitter and Salty 🙂

After leaving most of my toons languishing in the mid 80s, I’ve finally picked up my Mage and gotten her to 89. Her biggest issue is having to make trips back to Shrine of the Two Moons to maintain her transmog set (aka, keeping up with Magmaw). From the top down…

Helm = Crown of Endless Knowledge

Shoulders = Black Mageweave Shoulders

Cloak = Dark Phantom Cloak (not displayed)

Chest = Black Mageweave Vest

Wrists = Netherweave Bracers

Gloves = Black Mageweave Gloves

Belt = Beach Party Thong

Legs = Black Mageweave Leggings

Feet = Black Mageweave Boots

Staff = Tanjo Staff

Soon to be 90!

Call from Juuno

Dings and a new car!

Sláinte’s Final Blizzcon Tip

Don’t Panic

Music

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

Additional clips of music taken from “Ylvis – The Fox (Karaoke/Instrumental)” by danielh7052

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 thirtieth World of Warcraft podcast episode, we wonder if we can play the game without the auction house, we recap our official results from the AQ20 challenge, we complete our second Herald of the Titans run for gear, we review what we’ve been putting on the board, we answer the epic question, “Horde or Alliance” for our thirty weeks of World of Warcraft, we explain what the second Molsan Method is all about, and we find out why we’ll never be able to fly in Silvermoon City.

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

How We Got Our Blizzcon Tickets
We refreshed and clicked to buy the ticket

Sláinte Ah Ha at AH
Get out!
EGP #46 w/ Zero Hour… Master spreadsheet for determining which markets to be in
Mentioned one of my secret markets: Saronite Ore to Saronite Bar to Titanium Bar

Transmog Market is Dying
Prices falling, can’t stop buying/selling, reducing thresholds and fallbacks

AQ20 Results
Molsan
– Gold looted: 19
– Grey Items: 167.5
– Repairs: -2.5
– BOP Vendor: 30
– AH Sales: 114
TOTAL: ~328g

Sláinte
1271.69.15 total

Essence of Air from last episode… sold for 150g each

HoTT Gearing Run

Tiller Work Orders Update
Revered with Golden Lotus Unlocks Reps and W.O.

What We Put On the Board
Thanks, Ben!

Slainte
Do you still have the honeymoon feeling with Mist of Panderia? In episode 1 you were loving the game, was that the peak of the new smell of the xpax? What is your opinion of the xpac 6-9 months into the game.
How is the Warcraft Trading Card game going?

Molsan
Are pet battles still a time sink? (Episode 1)
Do you still feel that you are still playing WoW the way that you want to? Episode 7, 17:30. Leveling your characters, do the content that you want, are you raiding yet?

Sláinte rep/loremaster grind chat
TURN OFF REP GAIN!

#TWoWoW Week 9 – Horde or Alliance?

Sláinte
FOR THE HORDE!
Molsan
FOR THE HORDE!

Audio
Hasteur
Strumpet
Rho
Honen
Ben
Jerome

Email

Ashayo
G’day Molster and Slainto!

While most of the time I enjoy the comfort and safety of PvE realms for questing, there is a certain thrill and excitement that I sometimes miss from my days on PvP realms. I know I could flag myself as pvp, but it’s not quite the same and doesn’t produce the same effect. Alot of good times have been had in reaction to guildies getting ganked – the escalating responses from both sides can be a ton of fun. While the same thing can be done in a more organised fashion as seen in Nagrand’s Halaa, it’s not quite as epic.

So strangely, I mostly prefer and play PvE, but find myself arguing the benefits of PvP. Go figure.

Horde!
It’s scientifically proven that taller people are far superior to their height-challenged cousins.
A recent study found the IQ of alliance players to be a full 3 feet lower than their Horde counterparts.
Lastly, when it comes to the crunch, alliance players tend to pull up short.
QED

For the Horde!
Ashayo
ps I do love short bread cookies though.

Jellad – CTR – Aerie Peak
Hey Guys,

Fell behind again of course, so here are my week 7 and week 8 responses!

Week 7: Favorite Piece of Lore

My favorite piece of lore has to be the introduction to Culling of Stratholme. I think this is a turning point for Arthas’s character from thinking and feeling the evil brewing inside him to bringing it to fruition.  Seeing the change in dynamic where Jana Proudmoor essentially abandons Arthas to his whims introduces a whole new element to the relationships within the alliance.

Week 8: PVP, PVE, RP

I grew up on Eredar, I dont mind PVP, i just hate senseless ganking.  Nothing is more infuriating than trying to level your toon with a max level jerk camping you for an hour(or 4).  I moved away from Eredar because it was just killing my enjoyment of the game.  BG’s are OK, but can get a bit static and boring after a while.  My true love is lore, questing, and raiding.  I would rather spend 10 hours in queue for a raid than actively doing BGa.  As far as RP goes, as a person who frequents Ren Faires, I love me some RP, but its more for fun than anything else, and I dont think I could live on an RP server.  (Although I’ve been thinking about making some Horde on Earthen Ring)

See ya!

Mominatrix
I’m bi. Bi-factional that is. I have ally and horde toons but most of my friends play horde. Also, ding’d 11 on my ret pally Kinkerbell in the Bitter and Salty guild

Grimmclaw, AIE Diggnation, Earthen Ring US

I had a really hard time trying to think about my favorite lore in Warcraft, but what I started noticing was that I kept going back to different stories surrounding the Forsaken. So I guess my favorite lore is all the lore surrounding the Forsaken. How they broke away from the Scourge. How they have made a home where they once lived when alive, and you find them referencing their old lives from time to time in quests. How the Light pains them terribly, so any Forsaken priest feels pain when casting holy magic, or any Forsaken warrior is basically having their wounds cauterized during battle. The whole thing with Lillian Voss being a member of the Scarlet Crusade in life, hunting undead, and then becoming one and being hunted by the people she called friends and family herself. All that stuff I find really thought provoking and interesting.
As far as servers, I can’t stand the idea of trying to level while getting ganked. To me that would make the game unplayable. I am a PvE player all the way. I don’t RP, but to me an RP server is interchangeable with a PvE server. So I’m on an RP server, but I pretty much just shrug my shoulders about what that really means.
Horde or Alliance? I’m a life-long Horde player, and will likely stay that way. I wouldn’t mind seeing the quests on the Alliance side, but my time to play makes that unlikely, and I’m fine with that. I will say that I haven’t liked where the Horde has gone under Garrosh, but I’m stoked to knock him off the throne and see where the Horde goes from there.

Mentions

https://twitter.com/TrofieTheMage/status/329351703046524929

https://twitter.com/Juunoswow/status/329305998210781186

https://twitter.com/HAAchilles/status/329277434081992705

Flying in Silvermoon

https://twitter.com/Ghostcrawler/status/322392312065953793

Children’s Week – Get All the Pets
http://www.icy-veins.com/childrens-week-2013-wow

Pet Quest Line
* Piglet’s Collar Stormwind/Orgrimmar Quest Line
* Rat Cage Stormwind/Orgrimmar Quest Line
* Turtle Box Stormwind/Orgrimmar Quest Line
* Snail Shell Stormwind/Orgrimmar Quest Line
* Elekk Training Collar Shattrath Quest Line
* Egbert’s Egg Shattrath Quest Line
* Sleepy Willy Shattrath Quest Line
* Legs Shattrath Quest Line
* Curious Oracle Hatchling Northrend Quest Line
* Curious Wolvar Pup Northrend Quest Line

New Molsan Method
Missing Pets

It looks like it will be easier to collect those  Sigil of Power and  Sigil of Wisdom to catch up on the legendary quest line in Patch 5.3!

https://twitter.com/Ghostcrawler/status/328973452658749440

Mentions

https://twitter.com/afrototems821/status/327249578816589825

https://twitter.com/benredington/status/327410345834577920

https://twitter.com/strumpet101/status/327603411849715712

https://twitter.com/valkyrierisen/status/328120839562219520

https://twitter.com/strumpet101/status/328944532605505536

https://twitter.com/TrofieTheMage/status/329349371969806337

https://twitter.com/TrofieTheMage/status/329350138978004992

Music

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

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 twenty-ninth World of Warcraft podcast episode, we are ready to purchase tickets to Blizzcon, we wonder what to do now that we’re exalted with the Klaxxi, we use LFR to relieve anger toward raiding progression, we preview our AQ20 gold-making challenge results, we reveal tips for Tillers and Monks, we cover week 8’s PvP/PvE/RP debate for our thirty weeks of World of Warcraft, and we hear the epic tale of the pink dress.

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

Blizzcon Tickets on Sale

$175 Tickets to attend BlizzCon 2013 will go on sale in two batches on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 7 p.m. Pacific Time and Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Visit the official BlizzCon website or the online Blizzard Store on either of these dates for a chance to purchase tickets.

Tips for buying tickets

Sign in to the Blizzard Store and make sure everything is up-to-date for your account. Then sign in a few minutes before the tickets go on sale.

Big Blizzcon ticket buying tip: Setup your payment card BEFORE, like NOW!!! Add it to your Battle.net account.

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/8568989229

Blizzard Dev Live Q&A Thursday, April 25th

We’ll be hosting a live World of Warcraft developer Q&A open to the community on Thursday, April 25 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. PDT. Designers Dave Kosak, Ion Hazzikostas, Brian Holinka, Cory Stockton, and Greg Street will be available to field your questions about Mists of Pandaria gameplay and design, patch 5.2 and beyond. This will be a moderated chat on the Cover it Live platform hosted on the front page of our official site. Community managers will be there to filter your submissions for the developers.

Klaxxi Exalted

Now What?

What’s the deal with Tillers work orders?

LFR – Controlling Your Own Progression

With LFR, you can progress as fast/slow as you want and use whatever criteria (gear, iLevel, etc.) you want. A nice side-effect.

AQ20 Challenge Update

Molsan

Sláinte

Spankingbarthur

This was the result of a full clear by moomoocachoo (feral druid). Got about 750g after all items were sold/auctioned. Ran 6 other toons through. The others got about 350 – 500g depending on what pieces dropped for auction. The plate breastplates sold pretty well.

The Tale of the Pink Dress

Audio from Strumpet

flic.kr/p/ed6GFt

Monk Zen Pilgrimage Tip

Audio from Rubmahbelleh

Noob Tillers Tip

Anvil and forge up the hill between sunsong ranch and flight point.

TWoWoW Week 8 – PvP/PvE/RP

Molsan

Sláinte

Juuno

Mominatrix

I know I’m late for this weeks show but I’m sending my favorite piece of lore anyway so… 😛  My favorite piece of lore isn’t 1 piece per se, it’s all of the books that you find throughout the game. I love when you find one that’s written by some major NPC and you get a glimpse of their life at that time. It’s pretty cool. Honorary mention goes to the coins you fish up in the fountain in Dal. They’re pretty awesome too.

My week 8 of 30 weeks of WoW answer is PvE, but I’d love to learn how to RP. I hate hate hate PvP, even as a DK I get my butt handed to me no matter what BG I’m in. It gets frustrating waiting to rez when you know you’ll be back in a minute or two. >.< grrr!

Stay classy guys! Hugs!

Rubmahbelleh (Rub Mah Belly), Bitter and Salty Guild, Earthen Ring

You guys continue to make excellent podcasting look easy. Thanks and keep it up!

My favorite playstyle continues to be PvE with some RP thrown in when it fits and happens organically. One of my lowbie pandas was finishing some quests near Ratchet and ran into the inn for a quest turn in. The quest had something to do with Garrosh and I happened to be in a mood about him and made some cutting comments about the illustrious Warchief in spatial chat. Almost immediately, I received a whisper warning me he had ears everywhere and that I should be careful talking like that. Turns out there was a group sitting at the tables in the inn and they invited me over so we could trash Garrosh and look forward to his hopefully imminent demise. I sat there with them for about a half hour, drinking with them, answering questions about Pandaria and “translating their fortune cookies.” That began when I passed along one of Koltrane’s fortune cookies from the Convert To Raid podcast and eventually I had a bunch of websites open that were filled with fortunes and was cobbling together fortunes for them on the fly. Some were hits, some flamed out but it was a ton of fun doing this stuff off-the-cuff. We eventually went our own ways and I later discovered they were regular RPers just meeting out there to do a nightly meetup and included me, thinking I was another regular RPing friend of theirs that liked to show up as different characters.

From the sounds of what I just told you, it seems RP should be my preferred style but I’ve found the fun of it really disappears quickly if I try to make it happen.

Ben

When I started playing WoW like most people I started due to some friends recruiting me into the game. So that I wasn’t alone I joined the server that they were on, US Thunderlord, a PvP server. Being new to the game I didn’t know the difference as far as an experience so I went with it. Lucky they were all at level cap (Wrath) so if I needed help they would help me out. This created some challenges when leveling but some epic memories. Running to Scarlet Monastery from Southshore as an alliance toon to get my gear around level 30. The whole shouthshore experience and the PvP element that it had naturally. Just being ganked and ganked and going into general / trade asking for help.

Once hearing about the CTR guild on Aerie Peak I moved a character over there to a PvE server. It works out much better for leveling as I was never good at PvP and I still have the option to PvP. I still feel it’s missing a little something. Maybe that’s due to other elements like CRZ, Not really having to fight over a summoning stone outside on an dungeon or a bit of the quality of life additions have taken away from the experience since I first leveled. As much as I hated the waste of time of being killed and killed during questing I still feel PvP adds a huge element of Alliance vs Horde. The problem is, most servers are heavily Alliance or Horde, not really to many 50/50 servers.

Now I’ve been leveling with the Bitter and Salty guild, Earthen Ring RP server. So far I really haven’t had much interaction with others outside of the guild. I haven’t been in a capital city for a long period of time to be around trade / general chat. When leveling and seeing others in the same zone as me, I have gone out of my way to /wave to them. Overall the guild chat has been the biggest effect on my leveling. Just having that social aspect that you don’t get in a guild with 4000 players.

So my answer would be, no matter PvP, PvE or RP as long as you are around others who you interact with, stay there. I personally do like the PvP element but I’m very happy on Earthen Ring.

Mildrid/Batibat – Earthern Ring (US)

I’ve spent most of my WoW career on a PvP server, and have gotten somewhat accustomed to the paranoia, but at the same time I’ve been long frustrated with Blizzard’s attitude that it’s perfectly accepted for max level players to maurade around and one shot defeneseless leveling toons with no repercussion.  Personally I dont think a player more than 5 levels below you should be attackable at all unless they engage in specific behavior to flag them such as invading capitol territory, capturing a resource, etc.   It’s a terrible system that encourages miscreant behavior. Rarely does low level ganking culminate in full blown open warfare in the fields that proponents seem to offer as a defense for allowing this.  The population does not police itself like it may have in previous expansions and in the pre Cross Realm environment.   I’ve kind of had enough of it, and at the same time I started covertly playing WoW more at work(!) where I can’t devote my full attention to whether I’m safe at the end of a flight path, so I recently followed the podcasts to Earthen Ring PvE/RP for the lower stress experience.

On another topic, I found another source of Herald calibre gear that isn’t as obvious as the justice point vendors.  While at first it may seem that all the PVP vendors in Dalaran peddle gear too high a level to be suitable, if you take a flight over to the WINTERGRASP vendors you will find an assortment of interesting trinkets, rings, and some other gear in the 213-226 range that can be purchased for a couple hundred honor points.  I got a +95 int lvl 213 trinket and a lvl 226 int/haste ring.  They aren’t perfect itemization, but they are better than most available gear if you are having trouble getting drops from ICC normals or getting run through raids.

@strumpet101 PvE all the way. I do not enjoy getting banked. And I suck at PvP. (no audio for TWoW since I sent a different one)

Week 09 — Horde or Alliance?

Mentions:

@GrimmAIE Pro tip: you can already transmog from your void storage with curse.com/addons/wow/voi…. Function built into WoW, just no UI

@GrimmAIE This week’s achievement: Dinged 80 on my DK

@lucasmines Thanks to @bitterandsalty for fueling my return to WoW after a 2 year break.  Episode 11 makes me want to try my own gold challenge

@_Winkee Sunwell 1 shot solo except I couldn’t take Brut with pally or warrior but hunter 1 shot. Outland raider achieved!

iTunes

lilraceangel3

Music

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

Contact Info

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In the twenty-seventh World of Warcraft podcast episode, we raid and ponder all things LFR including comparisons to heroics, why raiding makes us want to run dailies, and fixing the “not enough tanks and healers problem.” We uncover more TradeSkillMaster macros to help with crafting and build a new method for tracking transmog sets on the auction house, and we reveal everyone’s favorite questline for week 6 of our 30 weeks of World of Warcraft.

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

LFR

Easier than heroics?

Making us want to do… dailies!

The “Not Enough Tanks and Healers” Problem. How to Solve it?

https://twitter.com/Jagoex/status/320990678505095168

Our solution.

Auction House Strategies and Automation

TradeSkillMaster Macros

Queue up items to craft… you have to click the “Craft Next” button or… use a macro!

/click TSMCraftNextButton

/click TSMAuctioningPostButton

/click TSMAuctioningCancelButton

/click TSMAHTabBuyoutButton

/click TSMAHConfirmationActionButton

You can bind this macro to your mouse scroll wheel as typically these actions are on different TSM screens.

Why having hundreds and even thousands of auctions is a bad idea

Using TradeSkillMaster_Mailing addon

Molsan Methods

New set of functions that integrate with the WoW Armory and Blizzard API and connect them to various data sources

Transmog Set from a particular resource and builds item lists for importing into various consumers such as Wowuction, TSM, Chrome Bookmarks, etc.

First method is currently available in beta.

#TWoWoW – Week 6 – Favorite Questline

Sláinte

Molsan

Audio

Strumpet

Hasteur

Mominatrix – Week 6

Email

Hey guys, it’s Grimm with another double submission for the 30 weeks of WoW segment. These questions both gave me a lot of trouble, one because there were too many good choices, the other because there were too few.

My favorite Vanilla dungeon is a tough one, because I don’t particularly like any of them. They were all so long and punishing if you failed, I had a hard time getting excited to ever do them. I suppose if I have to pick one, I’ll go with Scarlet Monastery, mostly because I love the run up to it in Tirisfal Glade. The long winding path lined with decaying trees with the Scarlet Crusade’s victims hanging from the branches was so eerie, and being a low level in a world of elites at the time, I found the whole thing pretty daunting. I also liked the environment of the Monastery itself. I enjoyed the different feel of each wing, and really loved the hidden room with High Inquisitor Fairbanks. I also remember longing to know someone with the Corrupted Ashbringer, so that I could see the way the dungeon supposedly changed for a player who carried it. I thought that had to be one of the coolest Easter eggs in the game.

My favorite quest chain, on the other hand, is nearly impossible to choose. Wrathgate and Quel’Delar are both awesome, as are many of the quest chains in Icecrown. But for pure nostalgia’s sake, I can’t not cheat a little and give a tie to the original questline in Eastern Plaguelands with Tirion Fordring, and the original chain to protect Pamela Redpath in Darrowshire, also in Eastern Plaguelands. I think I love the Tirion chain because as a Horde player it was really the first time that I had participated in a long chain with a big story payoff at the end, when (spoiler) you save Tirion’s son from his brainwashing at the hands of the Scarlet Crusade, only to have him killed in battle on the way out. I think it also stuck with me because when I did it, I had just finished the Chris Metzen short story about Tirion and felt for him being exiled from his family, and never really getting another chance to be a father and husband to them. And Darrowshire just felt epic to me because it reminded me of Seven Samurai, in that you have a very small force trying to defend a village from a huge invading force. Plus you are doing all this to protect the spirits of the town, and correct a past wrong, which was a cool twist I hadn’t encountered before that.

Well, I’ve probably rambled on long enough. Thanks for the great show, and I’ll talk to you guys next time.

Grimmclaw of Alea Iacta Est Dignitas, Earthen Ring US

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Hey  Molsan and Sláinte,

For this week’s question “What is your favourite quest chain?” I immediately thought of 3 quest chains. The first one is the Greatmother Geyah quest chain in Nagrand. I think this is the single longest quest chain the game with all the quests you have to do to start it and finish it. This is my favourite one in the game, so long, epic, and lore-packed. Second: The Wrathgate; simply one of the most epic quest chains in the game. Third: the quest chain in Icecrown with the quest called “The Hunter and Prince”. In this one you get to take control of Arthas and fight Illidan! It was  one of the most fun quests I’ve done in the game to date.

Hope you guys have a great show, and I’ll see you next week!

Tydanis, Blood Elf DK, Earthen Ring US

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Hey Bit and Salt,

Kanzaki, ER, here and loved that Onyxia fight. 1-shot on my shadow priest. Brings back some memories.

For the 30 weeks of WoW, I’d like to combine question 4 and question 6. I loved Stormpeaks and the Sons of Hodir quest line. More specifically, the Thrusting the Spear quest of soloing  drake while fighting in his mouth. I also enjoyed jumping from drake to drake around thorim and finishing one of the greatest old achievement for a priest, Who needs a Knuckle Sandwich, because priests need to cap their unarmed weapon skills.

Keep it up and always look forward to the next episode.

Kanzaki

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Favourite Questline. There’s been so many, I bet I’m forgetting some great ones!

I actually really enjoyed the majority of the attunement quest lines. They were long, required effort, and had a rewarding goal that wasn’t just a bit of loot that you’ll replace tomorrow.

The oldest one I recall is the Onyxia attunement (alliance side!) Helping many (many) folks with the Blackrock Depths prison run!

Karazahn attunement is an obvious favourite – very epic, plus it brought out the best in guildies helping each other.

But the quest line that I remember most fondly that is “just” a quest line would have to be the Linken quest in Un’goro. That kind of chain that takes you all over Azeroth, and spans many levels (if you start it at level) was a ton of fun and very rewarding. I still have Linken’s Boomerang on most toons – I remember when it was one of the few ways a pally had a ranged pull ability!

-Ashayo

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Hey Guys,

So I have two favorites, one is Amberseeds!  I knew I never should have touched that damn thing.  The second one is all of the quests leading up to the destruction of the jade serpent statue in Jade Forest.  I loved learning and reading all of the pandaria lore, and I enjoyed the whole questline where you are revealing the 3 prophecies on the wall as you complete each quest series.

Catch ya laters!

~Jellad CTR Aerie Peak

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Hi guys,

I will try and keep this short but apologize if it’s not (I get verbose when typing).  I love the podcast!  You guys are the first thing I listen to in the morning and typically the last at the end of the evening.  I’m working on getting caught up on all episodes.

My main is Tazilhoff a level 90 gnome mage on Frostwolf but I’m in the process of leveling up Lowpand a pandaren warrior and Lizat a blood elf paladin on Mal’Ganis.

First things first to get caught up on the last 5 weeks of WoW and add my 6th:

1. My first character was Tazil the gnome mage.  I started playing in BC and I still have him to this day.  He’s my first and only 90 at this point.  Unfortunately I did lose the name Tazil when I realm transferred so he now goes by Tazilhoff.

2. My favorite raid is hard to come up with since the very first raid I’ve ever done was Mogu’shan Vaults.  Which was…well a little underwhelming.  I think that’s because it was using LFR and not with a group of people going the whole route.  The dragon was a fun fight though.

3. I’ve never been able to get excited about Shamans.  Not sure what it is.

4. I really liked the Hellfire Peninsula zone.  It was very epic at the time with the transition through the gate and the big war that was going on.  The sense of scale there was great.

5. My favorite vanilla dungeon would be Zul’Farrak.  That fight on the stairs of the temple was a blast!

6. I liked the quests with Tarenar Sunstrike and Gidwin Goldbraids in the Eastern Plaguelands. The friendship between the two from different factions was a lot of fun and very touching.  “The Paladin Palls” was a good touch.

Last but not least!  I was in Warsong Gulch with my warlock and trying to capture the flag.  I was about five steps away from the flag when I was killed.  But!  I was able to use my soulstone to come back, grab the flag, and capture it for my side!  I thought that was pretty epic. 🙂

I hope you guys are having a great show and keep up the good work!

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Favorite Quest Line:

http://www.wowhead.com/quest=28096/welcome-to-the-machine

Welcome to the Machine in Hillsbrad Foothills.  I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s going to pick this, but it’s pure meta-hilarity from the first leg of the chain.  This quest is reason enough to roll horde.

“Yes, this IS horse made of STARS. ” -Johnny Awesome

 Mildrid (Earthen Ring US)

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From Tanasttia:

Hey guys,

I’ve very much wanted to participate in your 30 weeks of WoW but kept putting it off until now it’s like Week 6 already.

I thought Tweets would be a succinct way to “catch up,” but I still would hate for you to have to read all that.

Suddenly, I had an epiphany! I will do the first 5 weeks in haiku form (though some are more like haiku couplets). Here goes:

Week 1

figured the game would suck

rolled the most ugly undead

Tardmo the Warrior

like a total noob

left the starting zone too soon

infinite corpse runs

 

Week 2

raided only Mists

two tiers of Cataclysm

fun folks but meh raids

 

Week 3

sneaky stabby-stab

never leveled one past 10

BG resentments?

 

Week 4

I longed for Vashj’ir

since my days in Desolace

plumbing wat’ry depths

 

WoW under the sea!

Molsan can’t understand me

swimming 3D quests

 

Week 5

Healing as Shadow

from 35 to 80

before LFG

 

so hard to choose one…

desert trolls, sunken temples

fathoms of black depths

 

lost centaur kingdoms

mountain complexes of dwarves

Okay… BRD!

 

Week6 HaikuCouplet favorite quest chain? / I like the one with hog snouts / or flights round the world

Week6 HaikuCouplet Part Deux: no, seriously / I really don’t remember / best just say WrathGate


Mentions

@Lumpythegnome The Day Deathwing Came is the best single quest, but Wrathgate is best chain for me.


Weekly Challenge Update

Onyxia update


Audio Submissions

Satyr Dings First 90

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In the twenty-first World of Warcraft podcast episode, we profess our love for Outland and for being able to say it correctly, we get back into the Transmog business, Elegon goes down, and Healbot is installed. We look for efficient ways of obtaining Justice points at level 80, we figure out what a Vermling is, and we introduce Bitter and Salty’s Thirty Weeks of World of Warcraft.

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

How to Make Use of Outland

Transmog Business

  • Sláinte’s back! — And he hates it
  • Best places to farm for T-Mog
    • AQ20

Elgelan… Elgalone… Els…

  • Sláinte’s raiding update!
  • HoTT gearing raid update!
  • Molsan wants to be like raider… installed and using HEALBOT

#HotT

  • WHY CAN I NO HAVE JP?
    • Honor point to Justice Point RIP OFF
      • 375-250
    • MENTAL NOTE TO TWEET GHOST_CRAWLER__THE
  • Epic JP tip from Rexor
    • Get iLevel up to be able to queue for regular random Cata dungeons and earn JPs through dungeon finder

Cata Randoms

  • Yep, Molsan’s tanking again! Ran BRC and loved/hated it.
  • Already 2 / 5 on Tier 8 (25)!

Tillering

  • Call from Strumpet
  • Upcoming change in 5.2 to buy the farm:
    • “Players that have grown attached to working the land at Sunsong Ranch can now acquire the farm from Farmer Yoon via a quest. The farmhouse becomes a rest point like an Inn, where the player can bind and instantly log out. Work orders will pour into the farm from factions across Pandaria, and completing a work order will earn a reputation boost with the issuing faction. The option to take over the farm is available to characters that are exalted with the Tillers and have unlocked all 16 farm plots.”
    • http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/8226552/Patch_52_PTR_Patch_Note_Preview-12_21_2012#professions

Going to Need More Leashes

  • Call from Jean
  • Achievement reward is… Feral Vermling!
  • A virmen is from wiggling crops (a Voracious Virmen), but what is a Vermling?
  • Call from Jean

Fishing/Cooking

  • Sláinte earns guild achievement while watching the Oscars

Glory of the Hero

  • Share the Love
    • Complete! Gundrak with AIE folks… Here’s how we did it.

Bitter and Salty’s Thirty Weeks of World of Warcraft

Email

  • Moodahla from Emerald Dream, Alliance “Slow Children at Play”

Hey guys,

I’m a little late getting caught up on my podcast listening and I just listened to ep 20. You guys were talking about having trouble keying your PTT on vent or mumble when things get real busy. I’m sure you have received many suggestions by now on this issue but, I just wanted to give my suggestion about that. i use the grave(~) key as my PTT key. It is positioned just right in my opinion. As my hand rests on my keyboard during raiding I can reach that key with my little finger from just about any place on the keyboard.

 Love your show, keep up the awesomeness.

Mentions

@Lanctharus Awww you guys are great! 😀

@Grozlok Hey @bitterandsalty , why is it that the BnS calendar broken in the WoW Armory app? All my other guild calendars work fine.

@benredington I loved hearing @The_Koltrane on the@bitterandsalty show. Poor@SaltySlainte, what a good sport.

@HunterSalty @SaltySlainte Just following up on this – do you have time today to get@bitterandsalty to 600 cooking/fishing? #heirloompants

@SaltySlainte Here you go @bitterandsalty cc:@HunterSaltypic.twitter.com/kzHYPqZ1Lm

@jwesleyproctor Hit Exalted with the Order of the Cloud Serpents!!!!

@Mominatrix75 Just found your podcast. ^5 from a local W. Mass girl!

@Elamari I’m proud of my Insane in the Membrane ach. I got it before all of the Cata changes. So many hours 🙂

@sabrinafaire Sunday I finally got Master Angler of Azeroth & Accomplished Angler!

@apsana After@sabrinafaire tweeting Accomplished Angler, my completion of Shadowmoon Valley quests is just boring! Lol!

@HunterSalty Game Over.i.imgur.com/yhkhhUf.jpg

@Ashayo I think I look forward to the@bitterandsalty bloopers each week a little too much. Always a fun laugh/smirk/giggle…aaaaaand stop.

@NevAHAddict just listening to latest show, I have same problem on my rogue-fan of knives with slowing poison is my only action in BG’s!

@NevAHAddict also, The Wakener achieve is for waking all the guys but can get to exalted without waking all of them

@Grozlok For next weeks show.pic.twitter.com/ICAk3xAJke (5 90’s)

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