OotiniCast Episode 321

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

1. Introduction

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

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

2. Tip of the week

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

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

3. Holofeed

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

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

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

4. Force Feedback

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

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

5. Sarlacc Digest

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

6. Outro

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

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

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

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OotiniCast Episode 320

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

1. Introduction

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

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Agent Ironspider!

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

3. Holofeed

4. Force Feedback

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

5. Outro

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

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

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

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OotiniCast Episode 319

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

1. Introduction

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

2. Tip of the week

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

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

3. Holofeed

4. Force Feedback

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

5. Outro

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

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

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

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OotiniCast Episode 318

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

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

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

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

3. Holofeed

4. Force Feedback

5. Outro

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

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

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

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OotiniCast Episode 317

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

1. Introduction

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

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

He met Eric Musco at the London Community Cantina:

The following art was mostly created by Moric:

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, AhnNu Rie!

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

3. Holofeed

4. Force Feedback

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

5. Sarlacc Digest

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

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

Jonas provided this series of screenshots showing roleplaying scenes:

6. Outro

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

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

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

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OotiniCast Episode 316

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

1. Introduction

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

2. Tip of the week

Thanks to Blay for his ad hoc tip!

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

3. Holofeed

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

4. Force Feedback

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

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

5. Outro

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

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

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

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OotiniCast Episode 315

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

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

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

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

3. Holofeed

4. Force Feedback

5. Sarlacc Digest

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

6. Outro

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

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

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

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OotiniCast Episode 314

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

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Dekion!

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

3. Holofeed

4. Force Feedback

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

5. Outro

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

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

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

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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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