OotiniCast Episode 262

Very little news this week, though we do have Game Update 4.5 and Chapter 14 coming next week. Our first-time guest Christina gives us some insight into the life of a working voice actor.

1. Introduction

Here is Chill’s new sniper:

Chill - New sniper

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Sapfire!

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: Sunken!

Our Share the Rage competition continues. Last week’s Ootini Rage was by Joseph Brown. This week’s is by Jerane (aka ThisManThisMonster) and his son.

If you want to learn Aurebesh, the Star Wars writing system, check out our Aurebesh Trainer.

5. The Academy

This week Swtorista will tell us everything we need to know about acquiring, expanding and decorating our Galactic Strongholds.

6. Force Feedback

Dekion found this summary infographic mapping class roles to gear sets:

Gear Breakdown by Class and Roles

You can find out more in our PvE and PvP 2-, 4- and 6-piece set bonuses for all classes article.

This awesome example of player-generated prospective content came up: a Manaan Stronghold, modelled in loving detail.

Who else puts the Bill in Billionaire?

Bill in billionaire

7. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Alex (@MixUpPixels, geek-podcast.com) 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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OotiniCast Episode 261

A fair bit of news this week, including the temporary return of cheap character transfers, upcoming class changes, and what Eric Musco talked about during his marathon livestream. Then our discussion is on the topic of the Hate Police, those players who take it upon themselves to attack anyone critical of SWTOR.

1. Introduction

Swtorista mentioned this screenshot of her team getting very close to taking down Revan:

Swtorista - Revan

She also provided this screenshot of her guild’s awesomely decorated guild flagship:

Swtorista - Flagship

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Mors’ira! Thanks to Bouhun and Synwulf 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

  • This was a five hour server-side only maintenance on Tuesday.
  • The Eternal Championship finished on 17 May, rather than 20 May as originally advertised.
  • Intra-region (US to US or EU to EU) character transfers will be reduced from their current price of 1000 CC back to 90 CC from Thursday 26 May through to Sunday 5 June. Inter-region (between EU and US) will not be discounted, remaining at 1500 CC.
  • The first Community Cantina of 2016 will be on Saturday 16 July in London, in conjunction with Star Wars Celebration.
  • Class changes will be introduced in Game Update 4.5, affecting primarily healing and Madness DPS Sorcs/Sages and Powertechs/Vanguards.
  • Eric Musco’s marathon livestream lasted for over 15 hours on Saturday 14 May.

4. Community

Thanks to BigDo6 for his kind review!

5. The Academy

This week Swtorista will tell us about The Chat System: how to filter out what you don’t want to hear, and how to hear more about the things you like by joining channels.

6. Force Feedback

GasGuy has once again updated his most excellent Codex Tracking spreadsheet.

7. Sarlacc Digest

We discuss the Hate Police, those players who attack anyone critical of the game. Thanks to Mae (@Maebeebuzz), Rachel (@Rach_Games), Laurie (@Lawilc01), Nepthen (@NepthenORD) and Sechari (@iamsechari) for their contributions to the discussion.

8. 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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OotiniCast Episode 260

Not much news, though we do cover the ongoing May the Fourth competitions, the hint that cheap server transfers may soon briefly return, the latest EA earnings call, and more. Then we discuss some hard-to-get or relatively unknown achievements that the completionists among you need to know about!

1. Introduction

WSplit was the tool mentioned by Djredd for measuring the time taken to do the Eternal Championship.

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Shiny! Thanks to Ajay, Lecto-Sama and Darkcinn 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

Positivo’s entry into our Share the Rage competition is featured at the end of this week’s show.

5. The Academy

Swtorista tells us about reputations: what they are, how to get them and why.

6. Force Feedback

You can see the results of Teo’s Twitter poll here.

B’Mal Suj recommends the web comic Imperial Entanglements, particularly this one.

He’s also managed to replicate the Masters of the Universe!

Masters of the Universe (4)

Masters of the Universe (1)

Masters of the Universe (2)

Masters of the Universe (3)

7. Sarlacc Digest

Djredd and Dekion tell us about hard-to-get, rare and relatively unknown achievements.

8. Outro

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

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 259

To celebrate May the Fourth, this show was performed in-character. We promise not to do it again! We discuss the release of Update 4.4: Profit and Plunder, the Eternal Championship, the May Producer Livestream, and much more.

1. Introduction

Darth Chill went to extraordinary lengths to get into character!

You can see Sith Lord Kranitoko’s latest Cartel Pack opening video here, and if you watch this video you may win a prize.

2. Holofeed

3. The Academy

This week we discuss various codes of conduct, including the Bounty Hunters’ Creed, the Sith Code, and the Jedi Code.

4. Sarlacc Digest

We discuss the Eternal Championship, the new gladiatorial combat arena in the Platform 6 Cantina located in the seedy underbelly of Zakuul.

5. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Charlie (@Kranitoko, youtube.com/KranitokoGames) 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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OotiniCast Episode 258

Quite a bit happening in the lead up to Game Update 4.4 next Tuesday, especially the news about SWTOR’s jam-packed month of May to celebrate Star Wars Day!

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Kirkadoodle! Thanks to Dak, Synwulf, Javadoggy Starbucks and ElionD for entering.

As mentioned in ElionD’s tip, you can see SWTOR server status here, which includes the server load and the now defunct label of each server.

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

Our Leaderboards page has been updated to show the latest data for Ranked PvP Season 7.

5. The Academy

This week Swtorista tells us all about roleplaying in SWTOR.

Fy mentioned the YouTube channel of Kristopher “Yagu” Shafer who streams his roleplay.

6. Force Feedback

Chill found the following most helpful poster for one’s bathroom:

Stay on target

JP Sinclair sent us this SWTOR take on a key scene from Empire Strikes Back:

Vader invites you to a group

7. 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 257

From famine to feast when it comes to SWTOR news this week! We talk about cheap character transfers coming to an end, the latest exploit, the upcoming Chapter 13: Profit and Plunder, the new Weapon Tuning feature, Ben Irving’s open letter to the SWTOR community, and more.

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Dekarch! Thanks to Dracko 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 Yudonza (Guild Master of Sith Praxium on the Begeren Colony server) and JonathonSt for their 5 star iTunes reviews!

5. The Academy

This week, Swtorista tells us how to level a new character quickly.

6. Force Feedback

Mykre sent us this suggested HK-55 subscriber reward for GSF (originally appearing on Reddit):

HK-55 GSF sub reward

Styrka asked which VPN service would reduce his ping from Qatar. He’s tried WTFast; we suggested he also try Battleping and Smoothping, though Teo personally uses IPVanish.

7. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge) and Swtorista (@swtorista, swtorista.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 256

Very little news this week, though there were the temporarily free character transfers, the various consequences of the gameplay focus feature affecting former PvP areas, and more.

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, B’Mal Suj! Thanks to Ol’ Sarge, Doc Naturalist, Greg and Shiny 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

You can find Xam Xam’s Odessan Proving Ground guide here.

Knite and his co-host have started a PvP-focussed podcast called Have a nice daycast!

5. The Academy

This week, Swtorista will tell us all about Planetary Conquests.

6. Force Feedback

BroBroNelly asked about the introduction of world drops in Game Update 4.4.

FarSear referred us to these awesome Star Wars socks.

We’ll be covering the quality of life features in Croue’s guide in subsequent shows.

7. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Charlie (@Kranitoko, youtube.com/KranitokoGames), 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 255

Lots happening this week with the April Producer Livestream, the release of Game Update 4.3: Visions in the Dark and the Eternal Championship on the PTS.

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Globjommies! Thanks to Shiny and the Drunken Darkside Podcast for entering.

Globjommies’ tip was about the Roccat Power Grid app for Android.

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

Swtorista has created an awesome summary of all the available Flashpoints.

The Unholy Ootini Parade of Strongholds, a multi-guild event, is happening this Saturday!

5. The Academy

This week Swtorista will tell us about stats and how to itemise your gear.

6. Force Feedback

Kranitoko’s latest pack opening video is now available!

Jeff Nyman’s blog is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to know more about how games are tested, including SWTOR.

7. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge) and Swtorista (@swtorista, swtorista.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 254

In the news we discuss Cartel Coin-gate, the new BioWare secret IP and elements of the Old Republic era being made canon. We then brief you on what’s coming next week in Game Update 4.3.

1. Introduction

Alex provided this screenshot of the Batman and Robin easter egg in a cantina on Zakuul:

Batman and Robin in SWTOR

Chill has upgraded Chillsmile’s Joker look:

Chill - updated look

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Lecto Sama! Thanks to Chad, Galen, CMHN, Lukas, Larry and Dekion for entering.

Galen suggested TeamViewer to remotely access your PC via your mobile phone or tablet, though Jagged Fel suggested Splashtop is more responsive.

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

  • Since last August, the Cartel Coin monthly stipend was being sent to subscribers every 33 days, rather than every 30, meaning they were being delivered later and later each month. This will be remedied during maintenance on Tuesday 5 April for Game Update 4.3. While no one should have lost any Cartel Coins as a result of this issue, if you believe you have, please contact Customer Support.
  • The new secret IP being developed by BioWare was revealed on a t-shirt being worn by Alistair McNally while walking the floor at GDC 2016, though it seems no one noticed.
  • The Path of a Lightsaber video shows Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber passing through several hands to finally be present at the closing scene in The Force Awakens.
  • Executive Producer of Star Wars Rebels, Dave Filoni, deliberately included Malachor, a planet from the Old Republic era. It’s possible he may later introduce Revan in a holocron.

4. Community

The Deck Officers in our Ootini Knights and Rage guilds have been busy! We now have @OotiniGuilds as the single point for all guild news and a guild website at Enjin.

5. The Academy

Swtorista will tell us all about gear, how to get it, how it works, and how to make it better!

6. Force Feedback

From JP Sinclair, he sent us this animated GIF which shows how Maz gets Anakin/Luke’s lightsaber in The Force Awakens. Also, this expresses very well how he feels in warzones.

The “Princess Leia meets Darth Vader” image that FarSear provided. He knows it’s meant to be Kylo Ren and Rey:

Princess Leia meets Darth Vader

Shamar of our own Ootini Knights sent this rather clever example of Star Wars humour:

Shamar - Star Wars Humour

7. Sarlacc Digest

We discuss all that’s coming in Game Update 4.3, arriving on Tuesday 5 March.

8. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Alex (@MixUpPixels, geek-podcast.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 253

In the news this week we cover the PTS going down, and then coming up with the Eternal Championship, albeit temporarily! We also have a press release and trailer for Chapter 12: Visions of the Dark. The topic of our discussion is some ideas provided by Knite about how to make Operations more interesting and thus last longer for raiders.

1. Introduction

You can see Chill’s Twitch highlight stream from the Prom here. There’s also this video created by the Unholy Alliance guild.

He referred to the following screenshots:

Chill pic (4)Chill pic (3)Chill pic (2)Chill pic (1)Chill pic (5)

Here are the dueling brackets used during the Prom to choose the Prom Champion, in which Chill made it to the final duel!Dueling brackets

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Ezra! Thanks to Dekion for entering.

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

3. Holofeed

4. Community

Thanks to our latest Ootini Patrons: Tom R and Kell!

Djredd continues the Ootini Events fun into March, this time on the Empire side! To find out more, see his post on our forums.

Our competition is ongoing to record your own take on our “Ootini Rage” (which we use at the end of every show) as an MP3, and send it to ootinicast@gmail.com. We will use them on future shows, and the best will win 1050 Cartel Coins, with the runners-up getting 450 Cartel Coins each.

5. The Academy

This week Swtorista tells us about pet collecting. Gotta get ’em all!

5. Force Feedback

JP provides a couple more examples of Star Wars humour:

JP Star Wars humour 1 JP Star Wars humour 2

6. Sarlacc Digest

We discuss Knite’s ideas for making Operations more interesting and thus have more longevity for raiders.

7. Outro

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

Our theme song is “Doomsday” by Jean-Paul Zoghbi.

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