OotiniCast Episode 221

This week’s episode was recorded immediately following the SWTOR livestream. We cover what was revealed, and give our thoughts and reactions.

1. Introduction

Here are the knitted Jawa and Bantha that Chill received from a family friend:

Chill - knitted Jawa & Bantha Chill - knitted Jawa & Bantha 2

Below is Chill’s Twitter revelation of a mysterious package received from Australia…

So I got a package from Australia...

 

Chill - rage 1

…it has something in it, some nameless fear from Down Under…and a card…

Chill - rage 2

…AAAAAGH! The dreaded dropbear! Australia’s deadliest!

Who would dare put this on a mere postcard?

Chill - rage 3

“Hello from Australia!” Meant to soften the horror of the dropbear, no doubt…

but what else is oozing forth?…

Chill - rage 4

…the rage! It is eating at my very soul!

Chill - rage 5

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Kelly M! Thanks to Javadoggy, Cole and Knite for entering.

The following were included by Kelly M to help explain his tip:

Kelly - getting Treek 2

Kelly - getting Treek 1

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 Conquest rewards that failed to be delivered for the week before last will arrive in Game Update 3.3.2.
  • The issue of randomly de-selected weapons and systems in GSF continues, and could affect any starfighter whenever the owning character logs in.
  • The Zakuul Dropship Mount is now available on the Cartel Market for 1500 CC.
  • Makeb’s Staged Weekly is being removed from both factions in Game Update 4.0. That means that six achievements (three for each faction, under the categories Citizens of Makeb and Makeb Imperial Forces respectively) will be removed from the game.
  • Any third-party software used in conjunction with SWTOR is prohibited under their Rules of Conduct, included ReShade.
  • The livestream that was held in lieu of the Community Cantina at PAX Prime was held on Wednesday 26 August, and featured Michael Backus, Ben Scott and Eric Musco. There was no mention of the crafting changes coming in Game Update 4.0 (more information on that in coming weeks), but there was plenty of information about companions. You can find summaries of the livestream at Dulfy and TORC.

4. Community

Thanks to our latest Ootini Patrons: @Ras_Rax, Mark S and Thune!

Our own Fyonha of the Jar Jar Joyride group in Ootini Knights is now streaming at Twitch on twitch.tv/Fyonha.

Most likely the final mention of Star Wars/SWTOR humour we’ll be providing may be found below.

CapsSlapshot27 got this from his boss:

CapsSlapshot27

JSarc’s son sent us this:

separatist... separator... pic 1

He also linked us to these cartoons.

Here are Leto/Myro’s jokes:

Q1. Why was Obi-Wan Kenobi able to perform sai tok on Darth Maul (i.e. slice Darth Maul in two)?
A1a. Darth Maul was a n00b and used the wrong defensive cooldown.
A1b. Force Shroud didn’t work against the attack.

Q2. Why was Darth Sidious able to 1-shot 3 Jedi Masters (Agen Kolar, Saesee Tiin, Kit Fisto) in the Revenge of the Sith?
A2a. They forgot to change to their expertise gear.
A2b. There was an FPS drop, and they were caught in a cleave.

Q3. Why did so many Jedi fall in the arena in the Battle of Genonosis?
A3a. They forgot to learn Saber Reflect from the class trainer.
A3b. They were bads and pulled before the healers zoned in.

Q4. Why did Anakin Skywalker loose his hand to Count Dooku?
A4a. Dual Saber wielders (Sentinels) are squishy.
A4b. Guarded by the Force still cost health points.

Q5. Why was Mace Windu able to perform sai cha on Jango Fett (i.e. decapitate Jango Fett)?
A5a. Jango’s (PT) burst damage had just been nerfed.
A5b. Jango was LOSed from his healer.

Q6. Why did the Death Star get destroyed?
A6. There were more terribads playing GSF on the Imperial side

Q7. During their fight in the Great Convocation Chamber of the Senate, why was Darth Sidous able to knock Yoda off a repulsorpod/senate pod?
A7a. Yoda’s resolve bar had just reset.
A7b. There was a lag spike and Yoda’s Force Barrier didn’t activate.

Q8. Why did Darth Vader lose to Obi-Wan Kenobi when they battled on Mustafar?
A8a. Darth Vader wasn’t using Force Scream in his rotation (i.e. Vader is a nub who needs to learn to force scream).
A8b. Vader had just switched to the Empire and was less familiar with the Imperial proc and ability icons.

Kal sent us the most boring colouring book ever:

Kal - Depressed Darth's Worst Colouring Book Ever

5. Force Feedback

Grez’ly of Begeren Colony came up with this meme for Knights of the Fallen Empire:

Evan - KOFE meme

KeyboardNinja’s post that summarises the state of the Ebon Hawk server can be found here.

This Facebook video sent to us from Elion D shows probably the most awesome brazier ever:

Darth Vader brazier

6. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Kuze (@kuze_roh, YouTube) 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 220

We cover some diverse topics this week, including Game Update 3.3.1, the highlights of Disney’s D23, and the rumours of a KOTOR remake. In our discussion, we look at the population trends in Ranked PvP over time, consider the Season 6 rewards teaser, and then come up with many ideas on how to improve Ranked PvP.

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Teadra!

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

  • Game Update 3.3.1 was deployed during a 7 hour maintenance on Tuesday.
  • The top 10 guilds in last week’s Conquest failed to get their rewards. This will soon be fixed.
  • It seems that Game Update 3.3.1 may have caused some GSF starfighter weapon selections to become unselected.
  • Those who achieved the Gold tier in Season 6 have received a truly exclusive variant of the Nexu in Game Update 3.3.1.
  • The Zakuul Knight Armor Set (which intentionally does not contain bracers) is now available for purchase on the Cartel Market for 1440 CC.
  • While it seems that information about Knights of the Fallen Empire, now only 8 weeks away, has been somewhat slow to emerge, Eric Musco (Community Manager) assures us that we’ll find out more soon.
  • As another example of how analytics guides developer choices, EA’s Star Wars Battlefront does not have a solo campaign mode because their player metrics indicate that the overwhelming preference is for multi-player only.
  • This Reddit thread summarises an article from a DICE developer explaining how game marketing works.
  • Disney’s D23 this year included a new D23-exclusive poster for Episode VIII “The Force Awakens”:

The Force Awakens D23 poster

star-wars-land-concept-art-1star-wars-land-concept-art-2

  • There are rumours that KOTOR (Knights of the Old Republic) will be remade for next-generation consoles (Playstation 4 and Xbox One) for release in the latter half of 2016.

4. Community

The Jar Jar Joyride is now running on The Harbinger at 8pm Central time. Come join the fun!

5. Force Feedback

Nic suggested we listen to this podcast episode (MP3, show notes) in which John Gaeta of Industrial Light & Magic discusses the future of VR (Virtual Reality).

6. Sarlacc Digest

Now that our ootinicast.com/Leaderboards is up to date, we have a look at Ranked PvP population trends:

Ranked PvP population (Seasons 1-5)

To answer a question posed by Chill in a previous episode, we look at faction balance overall and on The Harbinger, seeing how it has changed over time:

Ranked PvP faction balance (solo)

Ranked PvP faction balance (solo on The Harbinger)

The Season 6 “Predacious” rewards have been announced.

Finally, Turg and Pez talk through their many ideas on how to improve Ranked PvP.

7. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Turg (@TheTurg) and Pez (@MyVery0wnFlag).

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 219

Plenty of discussion this week about the latest Knights of the Fallen Empire news emerging from Gamescom, including several interviews with James Ohlen and the Q&A sessions from both days of the Community Cantina.

1. Introduction

OotiniCast hosted the August edition (#8) of the Galactic Gamers Coalition: “The MMO bits”. You can subscribe to its feed using iTunes or RSS, and follow them on Twitter using @SWTORGGC.

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Avon of the Dark Sith guild on The Harbinger!

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

  • EA published its quarterly report (Form 10-Q) for the period ending 30 Jun 2015.
  • Eric Musco (Community Manager) reminded players that any mention of data-mined information, or data-mining techniques is strictly prohibited on the official forums.
  • Out-of-date content (including the Elder Game Guide and Galaxy Map) is being removed from SWTOR.com.
  • James Ohlen gave several interviews while at Gamescom:
  • Dulfy has an excellent summary of the Q&As from both days of the Gamescom Community Cantina, including additional information provided from direct discussions with the developers.

4. Community

Thanks to our latest Ootini Patrons: Jason (@Zman_TheGamer) and Roderick!

Thanks also to JSarc’s (@BornToEatBacon) son for providing this week’s Ootini Rage.

XamXam (@Rach_Games) has authored an analysis of the “Become the Outlander” gameplay trailer on her blog. Charlie (@Kranitoko) has also published his own analysis of the trailer in this video.

5. Force Feedback

Greg wonders if anyone has come across this Sith dual-wielding a double-bladed lightsaber and a regular lightsaber:

Greg - Badass Sith

6. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Turg (@TheTurg, @OotiniWarRoom) and Kuze (@kuze_roh, 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 218

We discuss James Ohlen’s presentation of SWTOR at the EA press conference at Gamescom, which included the new “Become the Outlander” gameplay trailer. Later we delve into the depths of how bad Star Wars and SWTOR humour can get.

1. Introduction

If you don’t want to wait for Windows 10 to update automatically (which could takes days or weeks), download the media creation tool from Microsoft. Right-click on Computer and select Properties if you’re not sure whether you have a 32 bit or 64 bit CPU (most likely you’ll want the 64 bit version!).

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Ansarri! Thanks to T$ and 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

  • All players who made it into the Gold tier at the end of Ranked PvP Season 5 have now been sent the Nexu mount. Those who received the Nexu by mistake will get to keep them. Given the Nexu is no longer exclusive, BioWare will provide an exclusive item to all players from the Gold tier in Game Update 3.3.1.
  • Electronic Arts held its Q1 2016 Earnings Conference Call.
  • During the EA Gamescom press conference held on 5 August 2015 in Cologne, Germany, James Ohlen was on stage to talk about SWTOR. You can see the entire SWTOR segment from the press conference here. It included the new “Become the Outlander” gameplay trailer (also on YouTube). The screenshots from the trailer that we discussed can be viewed here.
  • MassivelyOP has a gallery of new KotFE images released at Gamescom. You can see the full resolution version of the images here.

4. Community

Thanks to our latest Ootini Patrons: Francisco and Grim!

5. Force Feedback

Alraune suggests placing your different chat tabs in two different locations on your UI:

Alraune - multiple chat windows

You can purchase this awesome shirt here:

Boba Fett and Jar Jar

6. Outro

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

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