OotiniCast Episode 247

Plenty to talk about this week with the deployment of Game Update 4.1, which includes Chapter X: Anarchy in Paradise, many crafting changes and a few most welcome quality of life improvements.

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Kuze! Thanks to Blay and Jessa’k for entering.

Blay’s videos demonstrating his tip in fights with Arcann can be found here and here.

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: Bill Looper!

Congratulations to Sukai for winning the Ootini Hunt! You can see Chill’s own participation in this video.

All the details about the remaining Ootini Events that Djredd has organised for February can be found in his forum post.

Our PvE and PvP 2-, 4- and 6-piece set bonuses for all classes guide has been updated for Game Update 4.0.

5. The Academy

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This week Swtorista answers the question “I want to do a hard mode Flashpoint or Operation. What do I need to know?”

6. Force Feedback

Alex discovered a new kind of pet: Raklings!

Alex - Raklings

Dekion obtained this achievement out of nowhere:

Dekion - hidden achievement

Blay’s Ootini Rage shirt made it all the way to Wales:

Blay - Ootini Rage shirt in Wales

Some more Star Wars humour via Dekarch:

Dekarch - But is this your card

7. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge) and Swtorista (@swtorista, swtorista.com, swtorstrongholds.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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PvE and PvP 2-, 4- and 6-piece set bonuses for all classes

Updated for Game Update 4.0!

(This is based directly on Chill’s original post, that was subsequently updated for the set bonus changes introduced in Game Update 2.0 and updated in Game Update 2.7, and further updated for the changes in Game Update 3.0)

It seems every time I look for one of these online I end up with a dead link or a random reference that doesn’t help. So here they are.

In Game Update 3.0, 2-piece, 4-piece and 6-piece bonuses were introduced. This means that there are now 7 item slots (head, chest, hands, waist, legs, feet, wrist) with gear that can have a set bonus.

Also in Game Update 3.0, the set bonuses for PvE and PvP were made the same. However, the sets do not mix and match; 3 pieces of PvE Vindicator and 1 of PvP Vindicator will not give the 4-piece bonus (instead, only the PvE 2-piece bonus will be active).

In Game Update 4.0, there were no major changes (still 2-piece, 4-piece and 6-piece bonuses, and PvE and PvP bonuses are the same). However, there were some minor tweaks to the various bonuses.

The 2-, 4- and 6-piece information below is from information found in-game, and is copyright BioWare.

Sith Warrior (Marauder and Juggernaut) and Jedi Knight (Sentinel and Guardian)

Vindicator 2-piece Sundering Assault or Sundering Strike increases damage dealt by 2% for 15 seconds. Cannot occur more than once every 30 seconds.
4-piece Increases the critical chance of Ravage or Blade Dance by 5%.
6-piece Activating Force Scream or Blade Storm will grant Vindicator’s Critical Bonus making your next Impale and Furious Strike or Overhead Slash and Concentrated Slice critically hit. This effect cannot occur more than once every minute.
War Leader 2-piece Crushing Blow or Guardian Slash increases damage reduction by 2% for 4 seconds.
4-piece Force Scream or Blade Storm reduces the cooldown of Taunt and Challenging Call or Threatening Scream by 2 seconds per activation.
6-piece Increases the duration of Blade Turning by 3 seconds, and the duration of Invincible or Warding Call by 5 seconds.
Weaponmaster 2-piece Battering Assault or Zealous Strike increases damage dealt by 2% for 15 seconds. Cannot occur more than once every 30 seconds.
4-piece Reduces the cooldown of Frenzy or Valorous Call by 15 seconds. Additionally, activating Berserk or Zen increases all damage dealt by 3% for 10 seconds.
6-piece Activating Ravage, Blade Dance, Duel Saber Throw, or Twin Saber Throw will grant Weaponmaster’s/Challenger’s Critical Bonus making your next Vicious Throw, Furious Strike and Annihilate or Dispatch, Concentrated Slice and Merciless Slash critically hit. This effect can’t occur more than once every minute.

Sith Inquisitor (Assassin and Sorcerer) and Jedi Consular (Shadow and Sage)

Stalker2-pieceBall Lightning and Leeching Strike or Psychokinetic Blast and Serenity Strike increase damage dealt by 2% for 15 seconds. Cannot occur more than once every 30 seconds.Survivor2-pieceWither or Slow Time increases damage reduction by 2% for 3 seconds.

Force-Master 2-piece Turbulence or Force Serenity and Thundering Blast or Force Leech increase damage dealt by 2% for 15 seconds. Cannot occur more than once every 30 seconds.
4-piece Reduces cost of Lightning Strike and Force Lightning or Telekinetic Burst and Telekinetic Throw by 2 and reduces the cooldown of Polarity Shift or Mental Alacrity by 15 seconds.
6-piece Increases Recklessness or Force Potency charges by 1.
Force-Mystic 2-piece Activating a healing ability has a 15% chance to grant Force-Mystic’s Critical Bonus which causes your next Dark Infusion or Deliverance to be a critical. This effect can only occur once every 30 seconds.
4-piece Consuming Darkness or Vindicate restore an additional 5 Force.
6-piece Reduces cooldown of Innervate or Healing Trance by 1.5 seconds.
4-piece Reduces the cooldown of Recklessness or Force Potency by 15 seconds.
6-piece After activating Voltaic Slash and Thrash or Clairvoyant Strike and Double Strike your next Assassinate and Maul or Spinning Strike and Shadow Strike will critically hit. This effect can only occur once every minute.
4-piece Wither or Slow Time reduces the cooldown of Mind Control and Mass Mind Control by 2 seconds per activation.
6-piece Deflection’s duration is increased by 3 seconds and its cooldown is reduced by 10 seconds.

Bounty Hunter (Mercenary and Powertech) and Trooper (Commando and Vanguard)

Combat Tech2-pieceFlaming Fist and Magnetic Blast or Shockstrike and Tactical Surge increase damage dealt by 2% for 15 seconds. Cannot occur more than once every 30 seconds.Eliminator2-pieceHeatseeker Missile and Serrated Shot or Demolition Round and Serrated Bolt increase damage dealt by 2% for 15 seconds. Cannot occur more than once every 30 seconds.Supercommando2-pieceHeat Blast or Energy Blast increases damage reduction by 2% for 5 seconds.

Combat Medic 2-piece Activating a healing ability has a 15% chance to grant Combat Medic’s Critical Bonus which causes your next Rapid Scan or Medical Probe to be a critical. This effect can only occur once every 30 seconds.
4-piece The duration of Supercharged Gas and Supercharge Cell is increased by 4 seconds for Combat Support Cylinder or Combat Support Cell.
6-piece Reduces the cooldown of Healing Scan or Advanced Medical Probe by 1.5 seconds.
4-piece Flaming Fist and Rocket PUnch’s heat is reduced by 2 or Shockstrike and Stockstrike energy cells is reduced by 2.
6-piece Activating Flame Burst and Magnetic Blast or Ion Pulse and Tactical Surge will grant Combat Tech’s Critical Bonus making one of your next Energy Burst and Immolate or Cell Burst and Fire Pulse critically hit. This effect can’t occur more than once every minute.
4-piece Energy Shield or Reactive Shield’s cooldown is reduced by 15 seconds.
6-piece Activating Unload and Blazing Bolts or Full Auto and Boltstorm will grant Eliminator’s Critical Bonus making your next Heatseeker Missile and Mag Shot or Demolition Round and Mag Bolt critically hit. This effect can only occur once a minute.
4-piece While Ion Gas Cylinder or Ion Cell is active, Rocket Punch or Stockstrike reduce the cooldowns of Neural Dart and Sonic Missile or Neural Jolt and Sonic Round by 2 seconds.
6-piece Increases the duration of Oil Slick or Riot Gas by 3 seconds and the duration of Energy Shield or Reactive Shield by 4 seconds.

Imperial Agent (Operative and Sniper) and Smuggler (Scoundrel and Gunslinger)

Field Medic2-pieceActivating a healing ability has a 15% chance to grant Field Medic’s Critical Bonus which causes your next Kolto Injection or Underworld Medicine to be a critical. This effect can only occur once every 30 seconds.Field Tech2-pieceActivating Explosive Probe, Ambush and Lethal Shot or Sabotage Charge, Aimed Shot and Dirty Blast increases damage dealt by 2% for 15 seconds. Cannot occur more than once every 30 seconds.

Enforcer 2-piece Laceration and Corrosive Assault or Sucker Punch and Brutal Shots increase damage dealt by 2% for 15 seconds. Cannot occur more than once every 30 seconds.
4-piece Backstab and Leathal Strike or Backblast and Point Blank Shot’s energy cost is reduced by 2.
6-piece Activating Shiv and Veiled Strike or Blaster Whip and Bludgeon will grant Enforcer’s Critical Bonus making your next volatile Substance and Corrosive Assault or Blood Broiler and Brutal Shots critically hit. This effect can only occur once every minute.
4-piece Reduces the energy cost of Kolto Infusion or Kolto Pack by 2.
6-piece Reduces the cooldown of Recuperative Nanotech or Kolto Cloud by 3 seconds.
4-piece Reduces the cooldown of Target Acquired or Illegal Mods by 15 seconds, and activating either ability restores 15 energy.
6-piece Laze Target or Smuggler’s Luck now has 2 charges and its duration is doubled.
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PvE and PvP 2-, 4- and 6-piece set bonuses for all classes (3.0)

(This is based directly on Chill’s original post, that was subsequently updated for the set bonus changes introduced in Game Update 2.0 and updated in Game Update 2.7.)

It seems every time I look for one of these online I end up with a dead link or a random reference that doesn’t help. So here they are.

In Game Update 3.0, we now have 2-piece, 4-piece and 6-piece bonuses. This means that there are now 7 item slots (head, chest, hands, waist, legs, feet, wrist) with gear that can have a set bonus.

In Game Update 3.0, the set bonuses for PvE and PvP were made the same. However, the sets do not mix and match; 3 pieces of PvE Vindicator and 1 of PvP Vindicator will not give the 4-piece bonus (instead, only the PvE 2-piece bonus will be active).

The 2-, 4- and 6-piece information below is from information found in-game, and is copyright BioWare.

Sith Warrior (Marauder and Juggernaut) and Jedi Knight (Sentinel and Guardian)

Vindicator 2-piece Sundering Assault or Sundering Strike increases damage dealt by 2% for 15 seconds. Cannot occur more than once every 30 seconds.
4-piece Reduces the minimum range of Saber Throw by 10 meters.
6-piece Activating Saber Throw will grant Vindicator’s Critical Bonus making your next Impale and Furious Strike or Overhead Slash and Concentrated Slice critically hit. This effect cannot occur more than once every minute.
War Leader 2-piece Crushing Blow or Guardian Slash increases damage reduction by 2% for 4 seconds.
4-piece Aegis Assault or Warding Strike reduces the cooldown of Taunt and Challenging Call or Threatening Scream by 2 seconds per activation.
6-piece Increases the duration of Blade Turning by 1.5 seconds, and the duration of Invincible or Warding Call by 3 seconds.
Weaponmaster 2-piece Battering Assault or Zealous Strike increases damage dealt by 2% for 15 seconds. Cannot occur more than once every 30 seconds.
4-piece Reduces the cooldown of Frenzy or Valorous Call by 15 seconds. Additionally, activating Berserk or Zen increases all damage dealt by 3% for 10 seconds.
6-piece Activating Ravage or Master Strike will grant Weaponmaster’s/Challenger’s Critical Bonus making your next Vicious Throw, Furious Strike and Annihilate or Dispatch, Concentrated Slice and Merciless Slash critically hit. This effect can’t occur more than once every minute.

Sith Inquisitor (Assassin and Sorcerer) and Jedi Consular (Shadow and Sage)

Force-Master 2-piece Turbulence or Force Serenity and Thundering Blast or Force Leech increase damage dealt by 2% for 15 seconds. Cannot occur more than once every 30 seconds.
4-piece Reduces cost of Lightning Strike and Force Lightning or Disturbance and Telekinetic Throw by 2 and reduces the cooldown of Polarity Shift or Mental Alacrity by 15 seconds.
6-piece Lightning Strike and Lightning Bolt or Disturbance and Telekinetic Burst reduce the cooldown of Recklessness or Force Potency by 1 second.
Force-Mystic 2-piece Activating a healing ability has a 15% chance to grant Force-Mystic’s Critical Bonus which causes your next Dark Infusion or Deliverance to be a critical. This effect can only occur once every 30 seconds.
4-piece Consumption or Noble Sacrifice no longer removes any health when used with a stack of Force Surge or Resplendence.
6-piece Reduces cooldown of Innervate or Healing Trance by 1.5 seconds.
Stalker 2-piece Ball Lightning and Leeching Strike or Psychokinetic Blast and Serenity Strike increase damage dealt by 2% for 15 seconds. Cannot occur more than once every 30 seconds.
4-piece Reduces the cooldown of Recklessness or Force Potency by 15 seconds.
6-piece After activating Voltaic Slash and Thrash or Clairvoyant Strike and Double Strike your next Assassinate and Maul or Spinning Strike and Shadow Strike will critically hit. This effect can only occur once every minute.
Survivor 2-piece Wither or Slow Time increases damage reduction by 2% for 3 seconds.
4-piece Wither or Slow Time reduces the cooldown of Mind Control and Mass Mind Control by 2 seconds per activation.
6-piece Dark Ward’s or Kinetic Ward’s duration is increased by 3 seconds and charges are increased by 3.

Bounty Hunter (Mercenary and Powertech) and Trooper (Commando and Vanguard)

Combat Medic 2-piece Activating a healing ability has a 15% chance to grant Combat Medic’s Critical Bonus which causes your next Rapid Scan or Medical Probe to be a critical. This effect can only occur once every 30 seconds.
4-piece While in Combat Support Cylinder or Combat Support Cell the duration of Supercharged Gas and Supercharge Cells is increased by 5 seconds.
6-piece Reduces the cooldown of Healing Scan or Advanced Medical Probe by 1.5 seconds.
Combat Tech 2-piece Flaming Fist and Magnetic Blast or Shockstrike and Tactical Surge increase damage dealt by 2% for 15 seconds. Cannot occur more than once every 30 seconds.
4-piece Flaming Fist and Rocket PUnch’s heat is reduced by 2 or Shockstrike and Stockstrike energy cells is reduced by 2.
6-piece Activating Flame Burst and Magnetic Blast or Ion Pulse and Tactical Surge will grant Combat Tech’s Critical Bonus making one of your next Energy Burst and Immolate or Cell Burst and Fire Pulse critically hit. This effect can’t occur more than once every minute.
Eliminator 2-piece Heatseeker Missile and Serrated Shot or Demolition Round and Serrated Bolt increase damage dealt by 2% for 15 seconds. Cannot occur more than once every 30 seconds.
4-piece Power Surge or Tech Override’s cooldown is reduced by 5 seconds.
6-piece Activating Unload and Blazing Bolts or Full Auto and Boltstorm will grant Eliminator’s Critical Bonus making your next Heatseeker Missile and Mag Shot or Demolition Round and Mag Bolt critically hit. This effect can only occur once a minute.
Supercommando 2-piece Heat Blast or Energy Blast increases damage reduction by 2% for 5 seconds.
4-piece While Ion Gas Cylinder is active, Rocket Punch or Stockstrike reduce the cooldowns of Neural Dart and Sonic Missile or Neural Jolt and Sonic Round by 2 seconds.
6-piece Increases the duration of Oil Slick or Riot Gas by 3 seconds and the duration of Energy Shield or Reactive Shield by 4 seconds.

Imperial Agent (Operative and Sniper) and Smuggler (Scoundrel and Gunslinger)

Enforcer 2-piece Laceration and Corrosive Assault or Sucker Punch and Brutal Shots increase damage dealt by 2% for 15 seconds. Cannot occur more than once every 30 seconds.
4-piece Backstab and Leathal Strike or Backblast and Point Blank Shot’s energy cost is reduced by 2.
6-piece Activating Shiv and Veiled Strike or Blaster Whip and Bludgeon will grant Enforcer’s Critical Bonus making your next volatile Substance and Corrosive Assault or Blood Broiler and Brutal Shots critically hit. This effect can only occur once every minute.
Field Medic 2-piece Activating a healing ability has a 15% chance to grant Field Medic’s Critical Bonus which causes your next Kolto Injection or Underworld Medicine to be a critical. This effect can only occur once every 30 seconds.
4-piece Reduces the energy cost of Kolto Infusion or Kolto Pack by 2.
6-piece Reduces the cooldown of Kolto Waves by 1 second.
Field Tech 2-piece Activating Explosive Probe, Ambush and Lethal Shot or Sabotage Charge, Aimed Shot and Dirty Blast increases damage dealt by 2% for 15 seconds. Cannot occur more than once every 30 seconds.
4-piece Reduces the cooldown of Target Acquired or Illegal Mods by 15 seconds, and activating either ability restores 15 energy.
6-piece Laze Target or Smuggler’s Luck now has 2 charges and it’s duration is doubled.
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OotiniCast Episode 246

Plenty of news this week, including February’s story livestream, EA’s quarterly earnings call, the mission crew skill changes coming in Game Update 4.1, and the mechanics and rewards planned for the Eternal Championship in Game Update 4.2.

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, DorjeeVajra! Thanks to Mark, Jessa’k and Uwen 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

All the details about the Ootini Events that Djredd has organised for February can be found in his forum post.

5. The Academy

Thanks to Swtorista (@swtorista, swtorista.com, swtorstrongholds.com) for providing this week’s installment of The Academy, which discusses the Outfit Designer.

6. Force Feedback

Reest recommends that the Lando Calrissian Adventures by L. Neil Smith, and the Han Solo Trilogy (The Paraside Snare, The Hutt Gambit and Rebel Dawn) by A. C. Crispin, complement the Han Solo Adventures novels by Brian Daley which Teo is currently reading.

GasGuy referred us to the Machette order in which to watch the first six Star Wars movies.

7. Outro

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

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 245

Plenty of news this week, including the joyous if belated end to Nightmare Lootgate, the change to the Cartel Packs in Game Update 4.1, and the upcoming conclusion of the KotFE revamp of crafting. We then debut our Academy segment for new players, and conclude with a discussion about whether raiding has a future in any MMO, especially SWTOR.

1. Introduction

Here is the special achievement that Blay created for his inaugural appearance on OotiniCast:

Blay - Run Jawa Run

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Teadra! Thanks to Johnny (@BornToEatBacon), Styrka, ElionD and Uwen 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

  • There was a two hour server-side only (that is, no client patch) maintenance on Tuesday.
  • The gear sets that come with each Advanced Class will become Bind on Pickup (rather than Bind on Legacy) in Game Update 4.1. Those gear sets will be obtainable via Alliance Supply Creates or crafting.
  • In Game Update 4.2, all bosses in Nightmare Mode operations will drop rating 224 gear; in Game Update 4.1, only the last boss will be guaranteed to drop 224, with the other bosses only having a probability of dropping 224.
  • The changes to the Cartel Market coming in Game Update 4.1 have been revealed!
  • Crafting is also being overhauled, or perhaps updated to where it should have been when the KotFE expansion launched with Game Update 4.0. Note that the gathering nodes for the Grade 9 materials will be located in all “public” (non-instanced) areas of Fallen Empire, such as the Zakuul Swamp.

4. Community

Thanks to our latest Ootini Patron: Sean B, John L and Scott S!

You can find our OotiniCast shirts linked in our store.

All the details about the Ootini Events that Djredd has organised for February can be found in his forum post.

Lauren (@_BlushingFox, blushingfox.deviantart.com) drew this picture of Aaree’s main character (her Jedi Sage):

mirialan_jedi_sage_chibi_by_blushingfox-d9p9ecr

You can see Lauren’s creating this picture in this sped-up YouTube video.

5. The Academy

Our guest Swtorista answers the following question for returning and new players:

I’m a new player who’s got a character to 65, done with the story for now, and am doing the Alliance grind.. but what else is there to do? What do I do now?

6. Force Feedback

Here is Billy-sai enjoying a blue milk at the local cantina at Disneyworld:

Will - At the cantina

Stephen Cyr sent this video of he and his son joining forces as two unlikely, and overweight, Jedi heroes!

George Takei posted this example of not-too-bad Star Wars humour:

BH collected his Bounty

He’s collected his bounty.

7. Sarlacc Digest

We discuss the question raised in this thread on the official forums: does raiding have a future in any MMO, and SWTOR in particular?

8. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Swtorista (@swtorista, swtorista.com, swtorstrongholds.com) 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 244

This week we talk mainly about January’s Producer Livestream, including the delay of the Eternal Championship until Chapter 11 and some tantalizing details for the new warzone coming sometime in the next few months.

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Blay!

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

  • Last Thursday, BioWare held its January Producer Livestream, which can be watched on Twitch (or thanks to Dulfy you can see it on YouTube). Eric Musco subsequently posted a summary of what was covered.
  • The new warzone, which we will find out more about in February’s Producer Livestream, features a variant of the King of the Hill game mode, which appears to be quite similar to that implemented in Star Wars Battlefront’s Drop Zone mode.
  • The Eternal Championship, which has been delayed from Chapter 10 to Chapter 11, was summarised, though it seems the gear rewards have yet to be decided. BioWare is asking the community for their suggestions on the item level of the rewards for the tiered rewards (for completing 5, 7 and all 10 encounters). Steven Chew, the developer coordinating the work on the Eternal Championship, is also asking for feedback.
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII has been delayed from 26 May 2017 to 15 December 2017. However, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will still release on 16 December 2016.

4. Community

Thanks to our latest Ootini Patron: James B!

Thanks also to Drudown666 (USA), Styrka83 (UK) and Psyfrog (Canada) for their iTunes reviews.

5. Force Feedback

The article describing the link between Kylo Ren’s lightsaber and KOTOR that overbyte linked to us can be found here. It references text found in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary.

Gary provided this combination of Robert Frost and Voss:

Gary - Robert Frost & Voss

If you happen to want to read some of those Star Wars dad jokes mentioned by Andy, you can find them here.

6. 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 243

In the news we cover Game Update 4.0.4, the now-solved GTN search issue, the sudden impending unavailability of the new BSG packs, and much more. We also revisit Kimi’s email from last week, with followup from Kuze, Blachloch and Sir Salisbury, and an enlightening explanation from Chill.

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, the Duke of Etiquette! Thanks to Indy-Solo and Uwen 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: Char Ell and Eric Z! Thanks also to both for their very generous donations!

To find out more about the BFC (Bad Feeling Cartel), see this Reddit post.

Our guildmate Djredd is organising a series of Ootini Events for February.

Saturday February 6th, 2016

The Ootini Hunt –  This will be a scavenger hunt to acquire certain items from across the galaxy and the first one to return will be rewarded with 1,000,000 credits. This will be a Lvl 60+ event because you might be sent to planets that were featured up to SoR. Obvious requirements will be having a ship to traverse the galaxy and to have a minimum of about 20,000 creds (subject to change) for the purchase of items required for the hunt and for space travel.

Tuesday February 9th to Sunday February 14th, 2016

The Ootini Conquest – This will be a full on race to get the most conquest points during this conquest week. This will be by character only and not over legacy. The person with the highest conquest points for that week will take home 1,000,000 creds. The planet with the most variety of things to do will be chosen during this week.

Saturday February 20th, 2016

The Ootini Race! – This will be an event that will consist of  two pod races that will take place on two pre-selected planets. Each winner will receive 500,000 credits. Requirements are that you MUST own a pod racer mount and you must be over Lvl 45+ (because Belsavis MIGHT be one of the locations). Having all of the planet maps explored will be a bonus to taking part in this event but it is not a requirement.

Saturday February 27th, 2016

The Ootini Cron – This will be a platforming challenge to reach two datacrons on pre-selected planets. Each winner will receive 500,000 credits. Requirements will be Lvl 55+ and mad platforming skills. :)

These events will be Ootini Knights only and if there is an overwhelming response to the events then I will run them on Ootini Rage in March 2016. The Saturday events will take place at 8pm EST but participants are asked to log in and form up in the raid group before 7:45pm for debriefings on each night. This event is limited to the size of the raid group, so the first 23 people to show up will be able to participate. (I will be the 24th person as I need to see where everyone is at all times). All of the details will be given out on the night of the events including objectives and rules. Mumble will also be a plus for communication between me and the participants but it is not a requirement. I estimate that these events will last approximately one to two hours.

5. Force Feedback

Here is Spencer Morgan’s very late entry to the SWTOR meme contest:

Like a glove

We follow up on Kimi’s email from last week, with emails from Kuze and Blachloch. Kuze refers back to our interview with Kimi in episode 227. Blachloch links to this Forbes article.

6. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge) 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 242

We cover what news there is, then in our discussion we go through what the community is doing in the lull before Chapter 10 arrives in February.

1. Introduction

You can see what Blachloch did this week via the traditional Star Wars opening crawl.

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Jaggedfel! Thanks to Fluffyvert, Sir Salisbury, Rondowar, SWTOR Economics, AgsMcBrrrr, Xorvic, Dekarch and Swtorista 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: Justin P! Thanks also to David for his kind donation.

You can find links to the “anti-cheese” edits for the prequel trilogy here. Inixis recommends fanedit.info as a place to locate all kinds of fan-edited movies.

5. Force Feedback

James Ohlen remark about the cost of voice acting can be found here (Larry Everett, 29 March 2013).

Ezra reminded us of two great deals:

  • Goto this Amazon page, click on  [Amazon Bundle]. $US39.99 for 90 days of game time and 2400 Cartel Coins.
  • Goto this Origin page. $US29.99 for 60 days of game time and 1050 Cartel Coins.

Chinn’ook recommends that those who like art should follow Griz and Norm on Instagram.

Kuze gives this example of what “real communication” looks like from a game’s community manager.

Ivilon provided this old, old Star Wars joke:

Ivilon - Ewoked

The BioWare statement about reducing the duration between operations was at the 2014 NYCC Community Cantina, during a post-Q&A discussion, as described in this write-up on the official forums.

6. Sarlacc Digest

We discuss what the community is doing in the lull before the release of Chapter 10 in early February.

7. 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 241

It’s time for our yearly retrospective! We discuss how we did in predicting what we’d see in 2015, cover what we actually got, and then outline our hopes and dreams (and our community’s) in 2016. Our guest Ivilon also shares the wonderful story of talking to JJ Abrams about the music in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

1. Introduction

During Ivilon’s explanation of his theory about Kylo Ren’s and Rey’s themes, he references the following scores which he annotated:

StephenRidley_KyloStephenRidley_Rey

The organisation responsible for arranging the donation of Chill’s wife’s organs is Donate Life Northwest. If you’d like to make a donation in memory of Jennifer Starr, you can donate to them or any organisation associated with organ donation.

Here is Chill’s new character based upon the Joker’s assistant, Harley Quinn:

ChillyQuinn screenshot 2015-12-28 21.09.18

Chill and his wife were not casual fans! They obtained this Joker and Harley cell from Batman: The Animated Series:

Harley and Joker cell

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Sir Nobody! Thanks to Uwen, Pedram, ElionD 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

4. Force Feedback

Sukai made it to level 65 wearing only starter gear and without choosing an Advanced Class. Amazing!

Sukai - 65 with starter gear

Shamar mentioned a Conan O’Brien interview with Harrison Ford in which the subject of the Star Wars Holiday Special was raised. He also sent us this proposal for a new Huttball texture:

Shamar - Huttball texture

Both Brian of the Bad Feeling Podcast and Blachloch referred us to this YouTube clip of a very punny weather forecast.

Justin (Strykezone)’s university employer uses the following infographic to help with alumni terminology:

Justin - alumni

A new infographic was created to assist Star Wars fans:

Justin - jedi plural

Charlie (Kranitoko) obtained and built the Lego model of Rey’s speeder:

Charlie - Lego speeder

JB provided what he considers the worst Star Wars humour. He may be right.

JB - ella vader

5. Sarlacc Digest

In our yearly retrospective, we revisit what we were hoping to see in 2015 that was discussed back in episode 183, cover what we actually did get in 2015, and then discuss what we and our community would like to see in 2016.

6. Outro

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