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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OotiniCast Episode 313

Plenty of news, including what’s coming in Game Update 5.4, Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and Anthem’s Corn Maze. In our discussion, our guests Synwulf and Crelfax explore Umbara’s place in current and former canon, speculating on how it will fit into SWTOR and possibly inform us about the story’s future direction.

1. Introduction

Here are the screenshots that Chill mentioned of Chillgoal, his new trooper, which he is leveling with LiebeAroha:

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Javadoggy! Thanks to Bullwinklexx, Teadra, LaChimba and Dekion 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

Johnny (@BornToEatBacon) believes the “legendary” blaster pistols (including Mischief and Anarchy) which now include holsters bear a striking resemblance to the Luger semi-automatic pistols.

LiebeAroha’s poor warrior found a snowy grave while travelling on Hoth.

She also found a few interesting bugs, including some odd companion contortions:

5. Sarlacc Digest

With the planet Umbara being the setting for the new Flashpoint coming in Game Update 5.4, our guests Synwulf and Crelfax explore its place in current canon and Legends.

“The Fourth Great Schism, which occurred a millennium ago, brought on a thousand years of fighting, the ascendance of Darth Ruin and the Sith, and the plague that provided the drumbeat for what was truly the Republic’s Dark Age. It was a military campaign that nearly brought an end to civilization.”

Master Restelly Quist, Chief Librarian of the Jedi Archives
The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force

6. Outro

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

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 312

We discuss Game Update 5.3: Sisters of Garnage, the new Manaan Retreat Galactic Stronghold, and much, much more.

1. Introduction

Teo highly recommends the series Person of Interest.

Chill’s other podcast is CryptoBiography.

Illeva provided the pictures below of the awesome gifts she received from an anonymous friend at BioWare. You can watch her unboxing them in this video. She streams regularly at twitch.tv/illeva.

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

4. Force Feedback

Dekion’s poll reveals more than half of respondents would be decorating their Manaan Retreat after Game Update 5.3 dropped.

Johnny (Born to eat bacon) passed on this terrible Star Wars humour from @DepressedDarth:

Yoda is green,
Jawas are brown,

5. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Alex (@MixUpPixelsgeek-podcast.com), Teo (@jasonetheridge) and Illeva (@IllevaGamingtwitch.tv/illeva).

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 311

In the show this week we cover the latest news, including how the SWTOR development team incorporate player feedback. Then we discuss the combat team’s approach to class changes, along with more classes updated in the upcoming Game Update 5.3.

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Teadra!

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

  • Crafted 246 relics have the wrong on-click/proc stats; this will be fixed in Game Update 5.3.
  • A number of items have been removed from the Cartel Market, at least for now.
  • Contribute to this thread on the official forums if you have an opinion on server mergers.
  • Eric explains the types of feedback that he monitors, along with how that feedback is utilised. Keith then added his own spin on how the feedback was used from his point of view, and answered some specific questions. Charles then gave an example of how feedback affected the direction of the game’s development. He also explains why changing the story isn’t so easy.

4. Force Feedback

5. Sarlacc Digest

The combat team has revealed some details about how they approach balancing classes, and explain why they don’t buff the other classes to match a currently overpowered class. We then summarise the changes in Game Update 5.3 to:

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 310

Plenty of news to cover this week, including Game Update 5.2.2, upcoming class changes, more detail on Keith’s Roadmap, and BioWare’s new game “Anthem”. Then our guest Synwulf talks us through fan theories for Snoke’s origin and the identity of Rey’s parents.

1. Introduction

Chill has discovered a subtle element of the Sucker Punch animation:

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Quercus! Thanks to Rob and Javadoggy for entering.

Here’s Rob’s tip about extending your camera max view distance:

SWTOR has the ability to alter the amount that you can zoom out in game – by default, it’s a fair amount, but it can be extended dramatically by adding a simple line to a file on your computer.

Make sure the game is NOT open, since the file may be in use or revert back once you close the game. Find the folder –

C:\Users\YourProfileName\AppData\Local\SWTOR\swtor\settings

Obviously, YourProfileName is whatever your Windows profile name is, which is most likely your name or your pet name for your manhood. Whatever, I am not here to judge you on your Windows user name.

The AppData folder is hidden since it’s a system folder, so you can either manually type that folder address into your RUN command line or change your Windows Explorer settings to show hidden folders.

Then find the file named: LoginName_Account.ini and open it.

After opening the file look for the line that says: Controls_CameraMaxDistance = 25.0

Change that 25.0 to something else like 50.0 or if you have a large monitor, 75.0 or 100.0 (the .0 is important).

I use 100 and it allows for some great field of view, which is super important and useful in PvP – if you’re guarding a node, you can see incomings easily, and it also gives you the ability to get some great views of scenery.

For example, here’s a shot of the fleet, with me in the middle.

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

Synwulf walks us through fan theories about Snoke’s origin and the identity of Rey’s parents.

6. Outro

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

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 309

Along with catching up on recent news, we explore Keith’s long-awaited first quarterly roadmap. The summer of SWTOR is coming!

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Synwulf! Thanks to TBD 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

Ducky (now on Twitter as @AhnnuRie) provided the following update on the Ootini events happening this Saturday 3 June:

It’s a Republic side event, early planning stages for another one on Imperial side sometime down the road.

For the “Where on Tatooine is Carrman”, will inform through Ootini chat a general region of the Dune Sea that she will be in: Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western, or Central. She will be in the open and NOT hiding in anything. Unconfirmed reports indicate that she may or may not appear as a box at times.

The “Ootini 500” podrace should take about 15 minutes, and there will be opportunities to get knocked off your mount.

Prizes will be a choice from a group of 10 creature mounts (no duplicates) from packs that are at least one year out of date.

5. Outro

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

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 308

Quite a bit of news to get through, including some teasers from Keith on his upcoming road map. Then returning guest Ivilon, a professional composer, discusses the new music in Knights of the Eternal Throne, and the state of non-John Williams Star Wars music.

1. Introduction

There are two Ootini guild events planned by Ducky (AhnNu) for Saturday 3 June, both on Tatooine:

  • Where in the World of Tatooine is Carrman? Find an AhnNu incarnation somewhere out in the Dune Sea.
  • Ootini 500 Race! Course will be announced at the event, but it’s suggested that you open up as much of the Tatooine map as you can.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for both events are creature-based mounts.

To find out more, get in touch with our Ootini guilds!

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Ivilon!

Ivilon’s tip is to listen to songs on repeat with tempos that match that of the cooldown of giving a companion a gift, modified with however many levels of the character perk that speeds up that gift-giving that you have:

  • No perk: 2 bars at 136 bpm (beats per minute)
    • Love Shack (The B-52s)
    • Sorry for Party Rockin (LMFAO)
  • Level 1 perk: 2 bars at 162 bpm
    • I Feel Good (James Brown)
    • Happy (Pharrell Williams)
    • Shake it Off (Taylor Swift)
  • Level 2 perk: 1 bar at 100 bpm
    • Rock your Body (Justin Timberlake)
    • Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Level 3 perk: 1 bar at 152 bpm
    • Message in a Bottle (The Police)
    • Don’t Speak (No Doubt)

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

Blachloch (Blay) discovered that Chill’s facial growth could be watched over time via the thumbnails for our OotiniCast live recordings on YouTube:

Thoroughmas suggests the “Which One Is The Flesh” track from Doctor Who Series 6 could pass as a downtempo version of our intro and outro themes.

5. Sarlacc Digest

Ivilon discusses the new music in KOTET and the state of non-John Williams Star Wars music.

The full KOTET playlist may be found here.

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 307

In this week’s show we talk about Game Update 5.2: The War for Iokath and Patch 5.2.1, along with the #SWTORPrime offer available for Twitch Prime subscribers.

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Thanks to Dekion for his impromptu tip from the show’s live chat during its recording!

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

You can download Xacter’s most awesome Heroics spreadsheet here.

Johnny (Born to eat bacon) referred us to “Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans”, an awesome Star Wars paraody/homage video.

Ivilon believes that Rey’s look from the upcoming Episode 8 “The Last Jedi” is very Old Republic, and looks a lot like Bastila Shan.

However, Evan believes that while Daisy Ridely has the face for it, the outfit is totally different.

5. Outro

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

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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