OotiniCast Episode 291

Our adventures in KotET continue, and the CXP grind begins! We discuss the latest news, this week’s producer livestream, and finish up with a discussion on whether the CXP boost makes SWTOR pay to win.

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, LiebeAroha! Thanks to Lecto, Teadra and Niraga 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

  • Alex reports that starter planet weapons are now bind-to-legacy.
  • The meta-achievements (for achieving each of the six tiers) from the pre-KotET DvL event will be restored.
  • There remain several known issues introduced with Game Update 5.0.
  • It has been confirmed that the number of characters able to be sent out on crew skill missions is now eight.
  • Patch 5.0a was deployed on Tuesday.
  • IronWeakness imagines this is how most MMO studios farm out the work for balancing stats and XP gains, etc:

4. Community

If you have questions for our upcoming interview with Kimi, please send them to ootinicast@gmail.com.

5. Force Feedback

Charlie (Kranitoko) produced a SWTOR Life Day parody song: the TWELVE DAYS OF LIFE DAY!

Blachloch (Blay) made an homage to pre-KotET Empire-side combat animations in this video.

Todd reports that Strike Force Tauntaun has the headless character glitch!

It seems the bug that causes our characters to disappear is still out there, as encountered by LiebeAroha:

6. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Kuze (@kuze_roh, YouTube) 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 290

Knights of the Eternal Throne is finally here! We discuss all that’s new with the expansion, and our initial forays into the story (spoiler-free, of course).

1. Introduction

If your guild ship goes missing (like ours did!), check out this thread on the official forums for advice on how to get it back.

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Kiosp! Thanks to Caranome and Jeremy 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

Michael Butler clarified that the picture he sent in last week was of framed A3 posters of classic Star Wars comic covers and panels:

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Congratulations to Tibar for getting to the ultimate tier (Legend) in the Dark vs Light event in just a month!

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Teadra of The Harbinger sent us a couple of pictures of his Sith Juggernaut impersonating the Headless Horseman!

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Sukai also encountered this most strange phenomenon:

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… as did Darklighter:

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Our guest Kuze has a character that has a couple of the original Ilum PvP missions:

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5. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Kuze (@kuze_roh, YouTube) 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 289

It’s the week before KotET goes live! We discuss BioWare’s wrap-up and Q&A livestream.

1. Introduction

Meet Chill’s new Lethality Sniper, Chillvenom!

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2. Tip of the week

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

Kal is finally done with slaughtering Paladins.

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Billy-sai recommends the new State of the Old Republic podcast.

Michael Butler clearly works in a very, very fun shop.

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Johnny (Born to eat bacon!)’s Narcoleptic Kitteh may be joining us on The Harbinger…

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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 288

Welcome to our five year anniversary show! We were truly honoured to be joined by Charles Boyd (Lead Designer – Creative), Ben Irving (Producer) and Eric Musco (Community Manager) to talk about five years of OotiniCast and SWTOR, and a little of what’s to come in the future.

The Hot Prospect, Eric's favorite server name that was never used

The Hot Prospect, Eric’s favorite server name that was never used

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 287

We discuss the latest KotET livestream, Storytime with Charles Boyd. Returning guest Daniel, now officially Dr SWTOR, gives us more details on his psychological study of why we play the game.

1. Introduction

Congratulations to Daniel for completing his PhD!

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2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Devodar! Thanks to Jason, DR2000 and Javadoggy 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 Rakghoul Plauge is back once again. BioWare shared this Rakghoul concept art on Twitter:rakghoul-concept-art
  • KotET has a new trailer: “Rule the Galaxy”.
  • This week’s livestream, Storytime with Charles, features Eric Musco and Charles Body discussing KotFE’s story and how it leads into KotET. Charles also answers story-related questions.
  • At the end of the livestream, Drew Karpyshyn’s new short story, A Mother’s Hope, was released.
  • Star Wars Little Golden Books offer another way to introduce your Padawans to our favourite galaxy far, far away.

4. Community

Thanks to Ahnog for his generous monthly contribution! Also thanks to Jesenko69 for their kind iTunes review.

Hawke is hoping to find other players to form a core group doing group content while he streams during the week (7pm to 10pm Central), ideally after our live show on Thursday. If you’re interested, contact Hawke via Discord, Twitter, Facebook or Twitch.

5. The Academy

This week Swtorista will tell us about the Collections interface!

6. Force Feedback

Deathrow gives us a look at his spreadsheet containing all 84 of his SWTOR characters across multiple servers.

7. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge) and Daniel (@Infinite0utcome).

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 286

As Knights of the Eternal Throne draws ever nearer, we discuss what’s been revealed about class changes coming with Game Update 5.0, more details about Uprisings, and EA’s quarterly report.

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, LaChimba! Thanks to Kuze and Sooty 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

  • A series of posts on the official forums has provided a taste of the changes being made to all the classes in the game.
  • This week’s livestream provided some gameplay (both Story and Veteran) from the Hoth Uprising.
  • Following from last week’s earning call, EA have submitted their Form 10-Q (quarterly report).

4. Community

Our best wishes to our friend Fy, Deck Officer in our Ootini guilds, who is on her way to sit her final exam to become a Doctor of Chiropractry!

Hawke (@StreamingHawke) is now streaming SWTOR and other games regularly on Twitch (twitch.tv/Hawke53051). His current schedule is from 5pm on the weekend, 7pm Monday through Wednesday, and 8pm on Thursday. You can also check out his Facebook groups (SWTORPC and SWTOR Gamer’s Den).

5. The Academy

This week Swtorista will tell us about Cartel Market items!

6. Force Feedback

Alex sent us this screenshot from his first time tanking in SWTOR:

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7. 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 285

We cover the latest KotET news, including a bit about crafting in 5.0 and the repeatable chapters livestream. Then with our returning guest Cristina we talk about the voice actors strike, and why #PerformanceMatters.

1. Introduction

Meet Chillriff, Chill’s mullet-wielding Jedi!

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2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Rutunest! Thanks to Elion D 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

6. The Academy

This week in the Academy, Swtorista will tell us all about targetting: how to set your focus target, the keybinds associated with targetting, setting up the target of target on your UI, and how to use target markers!

7. Force Feedback

8. Sarlacc Digest

We talk about SAF-AFTRA going on strike. The rather strange site created by the video game companies is here. Cristina provided the following additional sites with more information.

Remember, #PerformanceMatters!

9. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge) and Cristina (@CristiPetrarca,cristinapetrarca.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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Commendation conversion calculator for Game Update 5.0

The existing warzone commendations and the various crystal currencies for a given character will be converted into credits during the deployment of Game Update 5.0, using the following ratios:

  • 1 Common Crystal = 500 credits
  • 1 Glowing Crystal = 1000 credits
  • 1 Radiant Crystal = 1500 credits
  • 1 Warzone Commendation = 50 credits

A hard cap of 2 million credits per character will be used for the one-time conversion. Regardless of how many commendations and crystals you have, you will not receive more than 2 million credits.

The following calculator allows you to enter your current number of warzone commendations and crystals; the order in which they’re listed should match what you see in the Currency tab of your inventory.

Common Crystals:
GlowingCrystals:
Radiant Crystals:
Warzone Commendations:
Credits:

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OotiniCast Episode 284

This week we talk about the Uprisings livestream, along with the revelation that the various passes allowing F2P and Preferred players to access group content were being removed from the game.

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Joseph Brown! Thanks to Nick 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. The Academy

Swtorista continues her PvP series with a detailed overview of the 8v8 warzone Odessan Proving Ground!

5. Force Feedback

6. 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 283

The Knights of the Eternal Throne information deluge continues! We discuss the emerging details about the Galactic Command system, along with its associated Dark vs Light feature, which are coming with KotET.

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, JamesChris! Thanks to Javadoggy for entering.

The backstory from JamesChris can be found in this Reddit post, and here’s the video featuring the voice of our favourite Emperor.

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. The Academy

Swtorista continues her PvP series with a detailed overview of the 8v8 warzone Huttball!

5. Force Feedback

The channel of the streamer hosting the charity event can be found at twitch.tv/kissingaiur.

6. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Snave (@snave1208, hitbox.tv/snave) 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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