OotiniCast Episode 48

Chill, Teo and Hyp discuss patch 1.4.1, which fixes a lot of the issues introduced with Game Update 1.4. As well as covering other news, we also wax lyrical about experience in the new operation, Terror From Beyond.

1. Introduction

2. Question to the panel

3. Trivia question

This week’s question: What Star Wars-related thing do Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Al Pacino, Sylvester Stallone, and Billy Dee Williams all have in common?

If you are interested in being entered in the random drawing for a Tauntaun Fawn code, please send your answer to ootinicast@gmail.com.

4. The Holofeed

  • Patch 1.4.1 was deployed during the regular scheduled maintenance early on Tuesday morning. The majority of the issues introduced in Game Update 1.4 are now fixed, though several remain outstanding, including degraded performance.
  • While the option to allow hoods to be pushed back remains a desired feature, it seems that the team is busy on upcoming content and the free-to-play conversion, and so our hoods will remain up for the foreseeable future.
  • BioWare have introduced a new community feature, the Developer Spotlight. The first introduces Jesse Sky, Lead Flashpoints and Operations Designer. If you have follow-up questions for Jesse, ask them in this forum thread.
  • The datamining of Game Update 1.4 performed by Torhead has turned up some upcoming content, summarised in this forum post. Force Junkies has an article (Leaked List of Upcoming Content and F2P Goodies) summarising what was found.

5. Force Feedback

We discuss tweets from @voyak, @ForceChuckle, @IRBountyHunter, @Dimbo56, @DanCremer, @AspisVodox, @banyo1984, @hallhood and @The_Jedi_Hermit.

We’d like to recommend the fine podcast SWTOR Reforged, formerly SWTOR: Off The Record. Well worth listening to!

October 6 was Star Wars Reads Day. As part of the celebration, several authors of Star Wars books (including Timothy Zahn) have written special blog posts on the official Star Wars Blog.

Grim emails us with some rather clever ideas about how user-generated content could be incorporated into SWTOR, as well as some rather unfortunate suggestions about how BioWare could monetise the process!

In response to Sith Jawa’s comment on episode 47, we can confidently assure him that we plan to remain subscribed when free-to-play launches.

6. Outro

Thanks to Hyp (@Hypknotoad) for joining us this week.

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. We are a proud member of the TOR Syndicate! Subscribe to us on iTunes and Zune, and watch for us in your Bind on Equip feed.

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OotiniCast Episode 48 — 1 Comment

  1. Ah! Thanks for the note on Daniels departure from BW.

    I thought that like the rest of the dev team that left the game (not by layoffs but by him/herself), he didnt say goodbye, but apparently he did. I was living under the impression for example Georg left the game not taking care about the community and just move on with their career. I was suprised that Daniel did the same thing, which – as we was the face of the game for a long time would be disturbing, but glad to hear that he did put up a note. It’s a shame that there wasnt an official letter from any of them on the forums or something but.. meh.

    I have to admit that my time in TOR isnt progressing very dynamically. In fact it’s quite opposite – I’m just moving through mud hoping for some other things to do in-game besides leveling/grinding/imbalanced pvp’ing.

    …Hey BioWare, how about some minigames, barfights, fleet battles… it’s Star Wars for Sith Sake!

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