OotiniCast Episode 323

We go into detail on what came in Game Update 5.6.1, Jeremy (Darksplat) returns for his annual appearance on this show, and Chill has a trivia question which comes with some very nice Life Day prizes!

1. Introduction

Jeremy mentioned emerging more or less intact from a nasty car accident. The Force was with him that day!

Jeremy also mentioned his holiday to New Zealand, including Rotorua (famous for its hot springs and geysers) and Hobbiton (the movie set converted into a tourist attraction).

He also mentioned the fan theory that Rey is a Mary Sue.

If you’re interested in maximising your CXP gains via Master Mode Flashpoints, these video guides Jeremy has created for Taral V and The Red Reaper will show you the way!

Which came frist: the background music in the Republic side of the Black Hole daily area, or a very similar theme from Rogue One?

Finally, Jeremy referred to this petition asking Lucasfilm to revoke EA’s license to create Star Wars games.

You can read the post from Patreon in which they explain why they’re not changing their fees. (Which is GOOD!)

Occasional guest LiebeAroha (@charmed_chloe) has started to stream at twitch.tv/liebearaoha. She’ll be starting off with mainly SWTOR and LOTRO, but may branch out into new games as they take her fancy. Go along, join in the fun, and keep her company!

Introducing Chill’s newest character, Chillgamora!

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Quinton! Thanks to Agent Ironspider, Vindyl and Dekion for entering.

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com before the next show for a chance to win a Taunfawn or M8-3R droid code, courtesy of BioWare, and an OotiniCast-provided Cartel Market pack from the latest shipment.

3. Trivia Question

Star Wars movie posters are famous for their “combination of characters” design, which started with the original, featuring an oddly muscular Luke and an overly sexualized Leia, done by the Hildebrandt brothers. Every movie since then has had a primary movie poster that was a collage of characters. Rogue One is Rogue One in that its collage-of-characters poster has an unusual feature, which it shares with only one of the other, episodic movie posters up to and including The Last Jedi. A feature for the purpose of this question is something or someone appearing, not appearing, or appearing in a particular way. What is this feature, and what one other movie does it share it with? For example, one feature of most of the posters is that a main bad guy looms in the back. But that happens on the Rogue One poster, so that isn’t it. By the way, you can ignore the animated Clone Wars movie poster, but for the record, it doesn’t share this feature with Rogue One, either.

Send your answer to ootinicast@gmail.com before the next show. The winner will receive 2400 Cartel Coins, and the runner-up will receive 450 Cartel Coins. Both winner and runner-up will receive a Special Forces armor code, donated by Benstark.

4. Holofeed

  • Game Update 5.6.1 was deployed on Tuesday.
  • The six year anniversary celebration has begun, and will continue through to 16 January.
  • The purchase for free companion gift exploit has been fixed, and those who abused the exploit are being found and appropriately penalised.
  • Conquest rewards were not delivered for a second week; the problem is being actively investigated!
  • While some of the problems with Solo Ranked Missions have been addressed, a lot more needs to be done.
  • You can read the entire Facebook chat with Timothy Zahn here.
  • Ben Irving, former SWTOR Producer, is now a Pillar Producer on Anthem.
  • It seems Rian Johnson’s new Star Wars movie trilogy definitely won’t be in the established Old Republic era.

5. Force Feedback

You can read Iradox’s post on the official forums about the dye module problem here.

6. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge) and Jeremy (@Darksplat).

Information about our guilds on the Satele Shan server, Ootini Knights (Republic) and Ootini Rage (Empire), can be found here.

You can email questions and comments about the show to ootinicast@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter via @OotiniCast. Check out our website, ootinicast.com, which has links to our presence on Google+ and Facebook. You can subscribe to us on iTunes, and listen to us on Stitcher and Spreaker. We record the show live every Wednesday at 4:30pm Pacific, goto ootinicast.com/live to find out how to join in!

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OotiniCast Episode 322

We go over the detail of what’s come with Game Update 5.6, along with Rian Johnson’s new movie trilogy, the Star Wars VR experience coming to Disney, and much more.

1. Introduction

Here’s is Chill’s latest character, Chillcait:

2. Tip of the week

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Wednesday for a chance to win a Taunfawn or M8-3R droid code, courtesy of BioWare, and an OotiniCast-provided Cartel Market pack from the latest shipment.

3. Holofeed

  • Game Update 5.6 was released on Tuesday, with an accompanying launch trailer. There remain some outstanding issues.
  • The rewards from Daily areas have been unintentionally reduced; they will be tripled in 5.6.1 coming on 12 December.
  • Some unintentional passive bonuses have made some disciplines more powerful (in terms of damage and/or healing output) than they should be; this will be rectified in a “future update”.
  • EMP Missiles in GSF are doing half the damage they should be to their primary target.
  • CXP boosts gained from Command Crates are no longer restricted to specific Command Rank ranges (e.g., 1-179). Existing boosts retain any such restriction.
  • Character transfers are now live, with the special price of 90 CC (intra-region) and 150 CC (inter-region). These prices will change to the new price for all transfers (1000 CC) on 12 December with Game Update 5.6.1.
  • The Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire VR (Virtual Reality) experience sounds truly amazing.
  • Rian Johnson (director of The Last Jedi) talks briefly about the new Star Wars movie trilogy he will be directing. Hope remains that it could be set in the Old Republic era.
  • EA’s is experiencing trials and tribulations over its microtransaction strategy, as seen in Star Wars Battlefront II.
  • Christopher Tolkien resigned as director of The Tolkien Estate at the end of August, which may have had something to do with the subsequent sale of TV rights to Amazon.

4. Force Feedback

5. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge) and Blay (@Blachloch).

Information about our guilds on The Harbinger, Ootini Knights (Republic) and Ootini Rage (Empire), can be found here.

You can email questions and comments about the show to ootinicast@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter via @OotiniCast. Check out our website, ootinicast.com, which has links to our presence on Google+ and Facebook. You can subscribe to us on iTunes, and listen to us on Stitcher and Spreaker. We record the show live every Wednesday at 4:30pm Pacific, goto ootinicast.com/live to find out how to join in!

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OotiniCast Episode 321

Plenty of news, including the culmination of United Forces with the collapse down to only five servers, and what’s coming in Game Update 5.6 (lots!), which now excludes the slightly delayed Yavin 4 warzone. All that and more!

1. Introduction

Fyohna was referring to this video of the Carrie Fisher tribute at Star Wars Celebration (Orlando 2017).

Here’s is Chill’s aptly named latest alt, Chillsolo:

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Swordmaster Eagle! Thanks to Synwulf for entering.

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Wednesday for a chance to win a Taunfawn or M8-3R droid code, courtesy of BioWare, and an OotiniCast-provided Cartel Market pack from the latest shipment.

3. Holofeed

  • United Forces is here, with the SWTOR servers collapsed down to five with an extended maintenance to deploy Game Update 5.5.1.
  • Darth Hexid is confirmed to be account-wide.
  • The short story “Copero” gives a brief introduction to the new Flashpoint’s setting.

  • While the warzone set on Yavin 4 has been delayed by a couple of weeks until Game Update 5.6.1 due on 12 December, the rest of Game Update 5.6 is on track to arrive on 28 November. It includes the Master’s Datacron, an insta-boost to level 70.
  • Game Update 5.5.1a fixed the issue affecting some players who’d temporarily lost some items in their merged Legacy Cargo Bays.
  • BioWare has published some more concept art, this time for Taris:

  • EA has published its Form 10-Q, the quarterly report for the quarter ending with September.
  • EA announced shortly before the launch of Star Wars Battlefront 2 that it was suspending in-game microtransactions for the short term.
  • It seems that there’s suddenly a lot of hope that Disney will produce a trilogy of movies set in the Old Republic era. From what Kathleen Kenedy (LucasFilm) actually said, it’s hard to draw any kind of meaningful conclusion.

4. Force Feedback

Medullah provided this screenshot of his character’s romance with Zombie Corso:

Matt’s character is doing well in Movember this year!

5. Sarlacc Digest

Dekion has a few ideas to help get your companions to rank 50.

6. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Dekion (@therealDekion) and Fyonha (@GamrGrlNextDoor).

Information about our guilds on The Harbinger, Ootini Knights (Republic) and Ootini Rage (Empire), can be found here.

You can email questions and comments about the show to ootinicast@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter via @OotiniCast. Check out our website, ootinicast.com, which has links to our presence on Google+ and Facebook. You can subscribe to us on iTunes, and listen to us on Stitcher and Spreaker. We record the show live every Wednesday at 4:30pm Pacific, goto ootinicast.com/live to find out how to join in!

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OotiniCast Episode 320

Only a few days until the SWTOR servers are reduced to only five megaservers as United Forces goes live! We discuss the surprise closure of the West Coast data center, the celebration of KOTOR’s release on XBox One, EA’s latest quarterly earnings call, and much more.

1. Introduction

This is Chill’s latest alt, the formidable Chillprime:

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Agent Ironspider!

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Wednesday for a chance to win a Taunfawn or M8-3R droid code, courtesy of BioWare, and an OotiniCast-provided Cartel Market pack from the latest shipment.

3. Holofeed

4. Force Feedback

Davison, creator of SWTORApps, is supporting at no cost hosting for guilds and server communities.

5. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge) and Liebearoha (@charmed_chloe).

Information about our guilds on The Harbinger, Ootini Knights (Republic) and Ootini Rage (Empire), can be found here.

You can email questions and comments about the show to ootinicast@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter via @OotiniCast. Check out our website, ootinicast.com, which has links to our presence on Google+ and Facebook. You can subscribe to us on iTunes, and listen to us on Stitcher and Spreaker. We record the show live every Wednesday at 4:30pm Pacific, goto ootinicast.com/live to find out how to join in!

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OotiniCast Episode 319

In SWTOR news, we go through the detail of what’s in Game Update 5.5, which lays the foundation for United Forces. We also discuss the closure of Visceral Games and axing of Amy Hennig’s Star Wars action-adventure game.

1. Introduction

Chill provided the following screenshot to show his near-first-person perspective, along with a most unusual mission item:

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Chikana (and Hegh-qih) of The Shadowlands! Thanks to Rob for entering.

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Wednesday for a chance to win a Taunfawn or M8-3R droid code, courtesy of BioWare, and an OotiniCast-provided Cartel Market pack from the latest shipment.

3. Holofeed

4. Force Feedback

Dekion asks whether this fix in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update may solve the problem newer graphics card have had with SWTOR.

5. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor) and Teo (@jasonetheridge).

Information about our guilds on The Harbinger, Ootini Knights (Republic) and Ootini Rage (Empire), can be found here.

You can email questions and comments about the show to ootinicast@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter via @OotiniCast. Check out our website, ootinicast.com, which has links to our presence on Google+ and Facebook. You can subscribe to us on iTunes, and listen to us on Stitcher and Spreaker. We record the show live every Wednesday at 4:30pm Pacific, goto ootinicast.com/live to find out how to join in!

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OotiniCast Episode 318

We go over Keith’s Fall Roadmap 2017 in detail, focusing on the announced United Forces Campaign. So much to cover!

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Penndracos! Thanks to Neekish for entering.

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Wednesday for a chance to win a Taunfawn or M8-3R droid code, courtesy of BioWare, and an OotiniCast-provided Cartel Market pack from the latest shipment.

3. Holofeed

4. Force Feedback

5. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge) and Blay (@Blachloch).

Information about our guilds on The Harbinger, Ootini Knights (Republic) and Ootini Rage (Empire), can be found here.

You can email questions and comments about the show to ootinicast@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter via @OotiniCast. Check out our website, ootinicast.com, which has links to our presence on Google+ and Facebook. You can subscribe to us on iTunes, and listen to us on Stitcher and Spreaker. We record the show live every Wednesday at 4:30pm Pacific, goto ootinicast.com/live to find out how to join in!

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OotiniCast Episode 317

Not much news, though we do know the Roadmap for the rest of the year will be revealed at the Community Cantina being held with NYCC. In our discussion, our guest Jonas discusses all things roleplaying.

1. Introduction

Our guest is Jonas, a veteran roleplayer, whose mainly known by his character’s name, Iradox.

He has authored several in-character stories, and you can hear him do a dramatic reading of one of them here. His guild is The Nyâsh Directive on The Progenitor.

He met Eric Musco at the London Community Cantina:

The following art was mostly created by Moric:

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, AhnNu Rie!

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com for a chance to win a Taunfawn or M8-3R droid code, courtesy of BioWare, and an OotiniCast-provided Cartel Market pack from the latest shipment.

3. Holofeed

4. Force Feedback

R2’s Rocket Ship operations group is running for all APAC players on The Harbinger on Saturday at 7.30pm NZST (5.30pm AEST) on the Empire side. Much fun for all! They’rll be starting off with Toborro’s Courtyard.

5. Sarlacc Digest

Jonas describes the voluntary demise of the current premier site for SWTOR roleplaying, and introduces the new home for its roleplayers: Progenitor RP (progenitor-rp.enjin.com). He also answers some of Chill’s questions about roleplaying in SWTOR.

He recommends Swtorista’s episode of The Academy on “How to roleplay”.

Jonas provided this series of screenshots showing roleplaying scenes:

6. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge) and Jonas (Facebook, Enjin).

Information about our guilds on The Harbinger, Ootini Knights (Republic) and Ootini Rage (Empire), can be found here.

You can email questions and comments about the show to ootinicast@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter via @OotiniCast. Check out our website, ootinicast.com, which has links to our presence on Google+ and Facebook. You can subscribe to us on iTunes, and listen to us on Stitcher and Spreaker. We record the show live every Wednesday at 4:30pm Pacific, goto ootinicast.com/live to find out how to join in!

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OotiniCast Episode 316

We discuss what was (and wasn’t) in Game Update 5.4a, along with its fraught patching process, which led to extending the bug granting sweet, sweet CXP from the non-Iokath daily areas for another few weeks.

1. Introduction

Here are the two screenshots that Chill referred to, taken while playing Chil

2. Tip of the week

Thanks to Blay for his ad hoc tip!

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Wednesday for a chance to win a Taunfawn or M8-3R droid code, courtesy of BioWare, and an OotiniCast-provided Cartel Market pack from the latest shipment.

3. Holofeed

  • The number of Strongholds per legacy remains at six, rather than being increased to make room for the Umbara Stronghold.
  • If you somehow (e.g., via a guildship summons) end up in the room in which you can purchase the Umbara Stronghold without having attained the key, do not buy the Stronghold!
  • With Game Update 5.4 there came a bug that meant that daily missions in Czerka, Oricon, Black Hole, Yavin 4, Ziost and Section X are awarding 1125 CXP, rather than the intended 75 CXP. This will continue until Game Update 5.5. Keith recommends we all take advantage of this largess; he certainly is!
  • Game Updaet 5.4a was deployed on Thursday morning, 31 August. It did not go well, with nearly 9 hours of downtime following the end of maintenance as they sorted out their patch deployment.
  • The guild management interface, particularly when it comes to selecting multiple members, is severely broken at the moment.
  • You can get the biggest Lego set ever, another Millennium Falcon!
  • Discover the mythology of the Darksaber.
  • While the box art of Kylo Ren’s TIE interceptor may show yet another Death Star, it would appear that it’s not going to make an appearance any time soon.
  • An actor explains why the Star Wars movies and TV series are more canon than the comics and novels.

4. Force Feedback

LiebeAroha, the newest Deck Officer in our Ootini guilds, is starting an operation group for those living in NZ and Australian timezones. The group is called R2’s Rocket Ship, starting on 23 September, at the following times:

  • Saturday 7:30pm NZST
  • Saturday 5:30pm AEST
  • Saturday 8:30am BST
  • Saturday 12:30am PDT

5. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge) and Blay (@Blachloch, twitch.tv/blachlochgaming).

Information about our guilds on The Harbinger, Ootini Knights (Republic) and Ootini Rage (Empire), can be found here.

You can email questions and comments about the show to ootinicast@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter via @OotiniCast. Check out our website, ootinicast.com, which has links to our presence on Google+ and Facebook. You can subscribe to us on iTunes, and listen to us on Stitcher and Spreaker. We record the show live every Wednesday at 4:30pm Pacific, goto ootinicast.com/live to find out how to join in!

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OotiniCast Episode 315

We discuss Game Update 5.4, including all the details about the new Flashpoint, Crisis on Umbara.

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Rob! Thanks to Erahth, Optimus Stryfe and Teadra for entering.

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Wednesday for a chance to win a Taunfawn or M8-3R droid code, courtesy of BioWare, and an OotiniCast-provided Cartel Market pack from the latest shipment.

3. Holofeed

4. Force Feedback

5. Sarlacc Digest

Teo reads BioWare’s Trading Scars – A Short Story on Umbara.

6. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge) and Liebearoha (@charmed_chloe).

Information about our guilds on The Harbinger, Ootini Knights (Republic) and Ootini Rage (Empire), can be found here.

You can email questions and comments about the show to ootinicast@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter via @OotiniCast. Check out our website, ootinicast.com, which has links to our presence on Google+ and Facebook. You can subscribe to us on iTunes, and listen to us on Stitcher and Spreaker. We record the show live every Wednesday at 4:30pm Pacific, goto ootinicast.com/live to find out how to join in!

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OotiniCast Episode 314

Lots of news to talk about this week, including the trials and tribulations of SWTOR’s launcher, yet more changes to Unassembled Component drop rates, Keith following up on his road map, EA’s latest quarterly results, and much more!

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Dekion!

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Wednesday for a chance to win a Taunfawn or M8-3R droid code, courtesy of BioWare, and an OotiniCast-provided Cartel Market pack from the latest shipment.

3. Holofeed

4. Force Feedback

Dekion highly recommends Swtorista’s 42 Dyes You Can Craft in SWTOR with Artifice video.

5. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge) and Blay (@Blachloch).

Information about our guilds on The Harbinger, Ootini Knights (Republic) and Ootini Rage (Empire), can be found here.

You can email questions and comments about the show to ootinicast@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter via @OotiniCast. Check out our website, ootinicast.com, which has links to our presence on Google+ and Facebook. You can subscribe to us on iTunes, and listen to us on Stitcher and Spreaker. We record the show live every Wednesday at 4:30pm Pacific, goto ootinicast.com/live to find out how to join in!

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