OotiniCast Episode 217

Teo hosts our third “spoilercast” in which we consider any and all story elements from classic SWTOR and its expansions to attempt to shed some light on what we’ll encounter in Knights of the Fallen Empire.

This show is an exception to our usual policy of never including spoilers! The specific content we cover includes:

Special thanks to Rachel for doing the background research for this show!

Thanks to Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Rachel (@Rach_Games, xamxamsays.com), Lou (@GamerGuy11B, Beyond the Stars) and Vulkk (@Vulkk, vulkk.com).

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.

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OotiniCast Episode 216

In the news this week, we discuss Patch 3.3a, the latest on the campaign against win trading, the cancellation of the PAX Prime cantina, and more.

1. Introduction

You can find Chill’s video about unlocking the Yavin 4 Stronghold and the Togruta character creation here.

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Darth Aven! Thanks to Blachloch, Zhah, Sukai, Mariarchi and Freedious for entering.

Zhah recommends swtor-spy.com for all your datacron needs. We also recommend Kuze’s invaluable platforming guide!

You can see Freedious trolling his operation group in this vine.

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Tuesday 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

  • To be eligible for early access to Knights of the Fallen Empire (which commences on 20 October, 7 days ahead of its launch on 27 October), you must be subscribed from midnight 31 July (Pacific) through to at least 19 October.
  • If you have upgraded to Windows 10 and are now having issues with SWTOR, please visit this thread and help the developers sort out what’s wrong. If you are affected, some suggestions on how to proceed can be found in this Reddit post. If you choose to reinstall, we would suggest copying into a new folder, as described in our guide.
  • Patch 3.3a was deployed on Tuesday. Included was returning the regular warzone queue to normal, as the PTS change which limited the queue to Civil War, Voidstar and Novare Coast had made it to live.
  • Alex Modny made it clear that BioWare wants Ranked PvP to be about direct competition, and not about gearing up. Given that goal, it makes sense that the Ranked PvP weekly mission rewards a small number of Season 6 tokens (the equivalent of a Ranked PvP loss).
  • Win traders in Ranked PvP continue to be identified, with rating resets either on the offending character, or all characters on the player’s account. The resets can happen mid-season, though they are always done before the rewards are sent out at the end of the season.
  • If you have ideas for new animal mounts to be added to the game, please contribute to this thread its details with (if possible) a picture. On the first day the thread was already up to 31 pages!
  • The Community Cantina planned for PAX Prime in Seattle in late August has been cancelled. In lieu of that, BioWare is holding a livestream on Wednesday 26 August, later in the day Pacific time.
  • The next Community Cantina will be held in conjunction with Gamescom in Cologne, Germany on Thursday 6 August and Friday 7 August. Registrations are open now!
  • Courtney Woods’ latest short story, Brothers, has been published.

4. Community

The answer to last week’s question about whether a Jedi or Sith can levitate themselves using the Force is yes, according to the (now Legends) Expanded Universe. It’s referred to as Force Flight.

If you have a character on The Red Eclipse server, you can participate in Snave’s PvP tournament this Saturday 1 August at 7pm BST (Saturday 11am PDT, Sunday 4am AEST).

5. Force Feedback

Kevin D started Knights of the Fallen Empire early!

Kevin - Early freeze

6. Outro

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

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 215

Game Update 3.3: Grand Togruta Celebration is here! Our guest Alex also gives his firsthand impressions of SDCC and the Community Cantina. Finally, we continue to discuss BioWare’s strategy of story-story-story.

(Producer’s note: We apologise for the sound quality of Alex’s track. He was recording in a new house and its acoustics were, shall we say, sub-optimal! Audio clean-up can only do so much.)

1. Introduction

Alex brought back much loot from his SDCC adventure:

Alex - SDCC visit2

Alex - SDCC loot

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Jaggedfel! Thanks to Dekion for entering.

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Tuesday 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. Community

Thanks to our latest Ootini Patron, Kat Ybarra!

If you’re on The Harbinger, see this thread on our forums for details of Sukai’s operations runs.

This article describes how a wearable model of Sith Lord Kallig’s helmet was created.

Sith Lord Kallig's RP helmet

Patchwork has revealed the solution to the Kaas Stronghold Mystery!

Kaas solution 1Kaas solution 2Kaas solution 3

5. Force Feedback

Chinn’ook and Darksplat both let us know that an updated Knights of the Old Republic II (KOTOR2) is available on Steam.

Here’s Darklighter showing that standing up is the only way to fly a swoop!

Darklighter - Standing on swoop

6. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Alex (@MixUpPixels, geek-podcast.com) and Charlie (@Kranitoko, youtube.com/KranitokoGames).

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 214

We discuss the impending arrival of Game Update 3.3 next week, and the blog post telling us just what is happening with Flashpoints and Operations this year in Knights of the Fallen Empire.

1. Introduction

The scheduling tool mentioned by Andrew can be found at doodle.com.

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Teadra! Thanks to GasGuy, Rebecah, Andrew and Ansarri for entering.

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Tuesday 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

Flashpoints in KotFE

4. Community

5. Force Feedback

JasonW refers players on Begeren Colony to check out the player-arranged guild summits happening this weekend and next.

For Drasus and others wanting to acquire their very own HK-51, Dulfy’s guide is excellent.

6. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Kuze (@kuze_roh, YouTube) and Andrew (swtoreconomics.com, @SWTOReconomics, YouTube).

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 213

Plenty of news this week, including the upcoming Community Cantina at SDCC, the interviews with Jesse Sky and Michael Backus, and what’s happening with Star Wars Battlefront and the second Star Wars anthology movie.

1. Introduction

The game Jeremy mentioned he is playing on his iPhone is Star Wars Commander.

Here is the spreadsheet that Chill created with his hours played across his many, many alts:

Chill's hours played

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Daxxgar! Thanks to Cabuor, Draknir Darkknite, Tim M, Elion D, Bar’holomew, Bruzer, Aldò and GasGuy for entering.

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Tuesday 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 next Community Cantina will be held in conjunction with San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) this Saturday (11 July). BioWare are asking for players to submit questions for its panel on the official forums and Reddit.
  • In August, there will be a Community Cantina held in Cologne, Germany on 7 August in conjunction with Gamescom.
  • EA published an interview with Jesse Sky about the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion.
  • Joseph Bradford interviewed Michael Backus at E3.
  • Courtney Woods has published the story Vacation, re-introducing Nico Okarr, the gunslinger companion all players will receive if they’re subscribed on 31 July.
  • A number of guilds were affected by a player utilising social engineering to gain access to their guild banks.
  • The comic Star Wars: Shattered Empire reveals what happened immediately following the events in Return of the Jedi.
  • A second anthology movie, Han Solo’s origin story, will be released on 26 May 2017.

4. Community

You can find out more about Snave’s 1v1 tournament on The Red Eclipse here.

5. Force Feedback

6. Outro

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

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 212

Very little SWTOR news this week, so we also cover some E3 highlights from Star Wars Battlefront. It’s very much the calm before the KotFE storm!

1. Introduction

You can hear Chill’s dramatic reading of a classic Star Wars comic book on Vox Box Star Wars Comic Book Podcast #9—Before Rancor—there was Behemoth!

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Mariachi! Thanks to Koopa, @Chronos1981, GasGuy, Blachloch and Ol’sláyer for entering.

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Tuesday 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

  • Patch 3.3.2a was deployed to fix the vendor cost of the Temple Chair (Basic). The actions taken against the Chairgaters are being finalised.
  • Preferred (and possibly free-to-play) players may now attach a mobile security key to their accounts.
  • Ranked PvP Season 5 will end with Game Update 3.3, with Season 6 starting immediately. However, there will be a pre-season before Season 7 commences, presumably sometime after the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion goes live).
  • In Star Wars Battlefront news, the game may be delayed if it’s not ready, the AT-ATs are on rails, LucasFilm determined how the weapons are balanced and DICE know there’s a huge number of ways they could f*** it up. The alpha has been, log into your Origin account and goto this link to see if you’re in!

4. Community

Thanks to our latest Ootini Patrons: Spencer, Alex J, Ramsey and Dan!

Thanks also to Pez, Ka’Bumu/Da’zombie and Kevin for their donations.

If you’re interested in roleplaying, why not check out the Knights of Sokan podcast (iTunes, RSS).

A Reddit user reports that banning someone from your Stronghold or Guild Flagship is account-wide, just per character.

Check out Swtorista’s Republic Flagship Guide, the latest creation from swtorstrongholds.com.

5. Force Feedback

Ivilon answered Swtorista’s question about the instrument used in the Alderaan loading music: it’s a Hammered Dulcimer.

Hammered Dulcimer

If your dreams of Star Wars are a big ‘ol mess like GasGuy’s,. check out this video with all six Star Wars movies being played simultaneously.

CapsSlapshot27 may have a mount hoarding problem…

CapsSlapshot27 - Mount hoarding problem

Here’s Dekion and Fy’s jam session!

Can you solve Giantgina’s Kaas Stronghold Mystery?

I found a mysterious pixie outside my stronghold awhile back.
Kaas Stronghold Mystery (1)She pleaded to be let inside.
Kaas Stronghold Mystery (2)Rather than let her in I decided to bring her a coat and some hot cocoa.
Kaas Stronghold Mystery (3)Kaas Stronghold Mystery (4)Kaas Stronghold Mystery (5)Kaas Stronghold Mystery (6)The roof didn’t have any obvious access so I had to create my own
way to make sure the mysterious pixie was taken care of…
how oh how did I find my way to the rooftop?

6. 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 211

In the news we cover Game Update 3.2.2, Chairgate, what’s happening with Game Update 3.3 on the PTS, and much more. Then in our discussion we cover the latest reveals about Knights of the Fallen Empire!

1. Introduction

In Knights of the Fallen Empire’s Sacrifice trailer, Ivilon identifies what could be a new theme for the expansion at 2:24. He also asks listeners to identify the very cool musical Easter Egg at 1:28: it’s a very recognisable piece of sound design from vanilla SWTOR that everyone should know.

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Caomh! Thanks to Dekion, Areus and Bulaklak for entering.

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Tuesday 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. Community

Thanks to our latest Ootini Patrons: Jerane, Kevin and OryansBelt.

Thank also to Master Liu for his iTunes review, and to the SWTOR Reddit community for supporting our posts!

 

5. Force Feedback

Throughmas believes that 8:30 to the end of this track reminds him of Albinoni’s Adagio in G Minor.

Freedious believes the Cantina music 33 Smeelaaya Whao Tupee Upee reminds him of the opening song to Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom.

The Cantina song that Swtorista was singing was a rendition of Doe Azalus Ootmian.

John of The Progenitor provided this spreadsheet to help players analyse their own playtime with pretty graphs.

6. Sarlacc Digest

We discuss the latest information released about Knights of the Fallen Empire, coming 27 October. The articles we cover include:

7. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Ivilon (@percomposer, stephenridley.com) and Swtorista (@Swtoristaswtorista.comswtorstrongholds.comReddit).

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 210

We dive into the initial information released about Knights of the Fallen Empire, SWTOR’s next expansion!

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1. Introduction

Kranitoko’s latest videos include Opening 24x Mid Rim Explorer’s Packs and SWTOR: Knights of the Fallen Empire & Battlefront Impressions – #EA #E32015.

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, CapsSlapshot27! Thanks to Kelly, Teadra and Relasine for entering.

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Tuesday 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

SWTOR_Sacrifice

I want to believe (Kephess)

4. Community

Thanks to our latest Ootini Patrons: Cokebeard, David and the extraordinarily generous Kranitoko!

5. Force Feedback

You can find out more about the spectacular punishment of a hacker in Guild Wars 2 here.

Blachloch’s breakdown of how he’s spent his time in SWTOR in terms of which characters/roles played can be seen in this tweet.

To find out more about using WinAuth instead of the official mobile security key, see this Reddit post.

6. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Turg (@TheTurg, @OotiniWarRoom) and Kranitoko (@Kranitoko, youtube.com/KranitokoGames).

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 209

Three guests join Chill and Teo this week to discuss the latest news, including the healing changes in Game Update 3.3, the Togruta and Yavin 4 Stronghold livestream, and much more.

1. Introduction

Teo and Aaree have embarked on the MCR-99 Droid Reconnaissance mission series.

You can see Chill’s UI here. He uses a Razer Nostromo:

Chill - Nostromo

The action bars that mirror this setup in his UI are shown below:

Chill - Action bar layout

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Death Star Down Under! Thanks to Azzally, Joe and Niero for entering.

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Tuesday for a chance to win a Taunfawn or M8-R3 droid code, courtesy of BioWare, and an OotiniCast-provided Cartel Market pack from the latest shipment.

3. Holofeed

  • The Nar Shaddaa Nightlife event is live, running until 25 August 2015.
  • The latest pack in Shipment 7, the Mid Rim Explorer’s Pack (previews from Dulfy and TORC), is now available. Each Hypercrate includes a single revamped Platinum Pack.
  • SWTOR has upgraded its security key system to allow the use of any OAuth-compatible authenticator app, including Google Authenticator and WinAuth. They have also upgraded the SWTOR mobile security key, though it may not install (due to an apparent incompatibility issue) on the latest Android devices.
  • The Yavin 4 Stronghold and Togruta livestream can be viewed on Twitch (part 1 and part 2) or on YouTube. There are summaries for what was covered on Dulfy and TORC, and Swtorista has a detailed preview of the Yavin 4 Stronghold.
  • Game Update 3.3 is now on the PTS. Various changes are being considered, including adding 500 and 1000 Warzone Commendation legacy-transferrable lockboxs, increasing the PvP daily and weekly rewards (to make up for the removal of Ranked Warzone Commendations), and introducing the increased Warzone Commendation cap early in Game Update 3.2.2.
  • Those doing the PvP weapon dance be warned: all PvP weapons will become bound to you during the Game Update 3.3. maintenance, preventing them from being exchanged for Warzone Commendations.
  • BioWare is providing some inducements to convince players to come together on the PTS to try out the PvP changes in regular warzones on Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week.
  • A member of the SWTOR security team gives us some insight into their ongoing fight against credit sellers and other nefarious criminals. Note that BioWare is aware of the new spammer technique that utilises emotes!
  • Star Wars Uprising is a new RPG for mobile platforms.

4. Community

Thanks to our latest Ootini Patrons: Matthew, Matt and Aaron! Also thanks to our honorary Ootini Patron, Grim, for his recurring donation.

Check out the Kephess Cast from TOR Community!

5. Force Feedback

6. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Mae (@Maebeebuzz, MaeBeeBuzz.weebly.comtwitch.tv/maebeebuzz), Xam Xam (@Rach_Games, xamxamsays.com, YouTube) and Jeremy (@Darksplat).

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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Ootini War Room Deployment 7

Welcome to the War Room! This week Turg is joined by Busy and Snave to discuss the upcoming PvP changes in Game Update 3.3.

On the show this week were Turg (@TheTurg), Busy and Snave (@snave1208, hitbox.tv/snave).

You can email questions and comments about the show to OotiniWarRoom@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter via @OotiniWarRoom. 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.

Our theme music is Achilles by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

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