OotiniCast Episode 61

We discuss patch 1.6.2 and Jeff Hickman’s state of the game. Looks like lots to come in 2013 for SWTOR!

1. Introduction

The image from the official site that caught Hyp’s attention:

Expansion picture with the lightsaber

2. The Holofeed

  • Patch 1.6.2 was deployed during a long (8 hour) maintenance on Tuesday morning.
  • Dulfy has provided a breakdown of the new Cartel Market additions, including the contents of the Skip Tracer Cartel Pack.
  • This includes changes to the purchasable Spymaster and Phantom outfits. Joveth clarified what had happened. Damion Schubert posted about why the change was made, acknowledged that not everyone was happy, and promised that the issue would be remedied soon. He also dropped a very heavy hint that colour dye for armour is coming!
  • Character slots are now purchasable for 600 Cartel Coins. Up to 10 may be purchased. Each adds a character slot to all servers. Thus for subscribers, who have 12 character slots by default, they can increase this to 22 character slots per server by purchasing the maximum 10 character slots.
  • Preferred status players now have access to 6 character slots (account-wide and presumably per-server). It’s unclear whether purchasing character slots adds one extra character slot per server, or to the account-wide total.
  • Joveth provided an explanation for why the credit reward from the Heroic Space Missions was significantly reduced.
  • The icon for the button used to lock our action bars was unintentionally changed to be a filled triangle whether locked or unlocked (instead of the changeable padlock icon). You can still tell whether your action bars are locked by hovering over the button and reading the tooltip.
  • Jeff Hickman published his second SWTOR State of the Game blog post.

3. Force Feedback

Thanks to Radio Paragon for including us in their line-up!

We discuss tweets from @EmpireDivider (Chong), @Voyak, @Dimbo56, @AHlaenxna (Vis), @vayne_verso, @terencemyers, @michaeloranje, @MikeG_75, @ForceChuckle, @BillLentz and @masterbearjedi (Raz).

Chong wonders whether the tank dancer is new:

Chong mystery tank dancer

Matt (roguish98) emailed us about whether our expectations for endgame content should be eased to allow for more of SWTOR’s most excellent story content.

Daryl (also known as Wolfgangamadeus, Hansgruber, Fritzdourdan, Karlurban of the Thirteenth Legion guild on the Ebon Hawk) provides some advice regarding the Commando’s Assault spec.

We respond to Facebook comments from Greg C and William C, and a comment on episode 61 from Michael Sawyer.

4. Outro

Next week’s Sarlacc Digest will be a discussion about stats, probably the first in a series. Redna will start with the key offensive stats. We will be live-streaming the recording of the show, with more details available early next week on ootinicast.com/live.

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

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OotiniCast Episode 61 — 1 Comment

  1. Really enjoying the podcasts guys and I tried two things that were mentioned in last ep. Hyp said if you slap HK-51 he cries, my HK-51 is completely unresponsive to every action I’ve tried on him. Is there a particular context for the slap that he cries?
    Another was running under the ramp in Hypergate to survive the blast. My ramp is flat on the ground there is no underneath (yeah, I died, cheers for that).
    Teo didn’t know that the walker droid was, they’re the thing that looks like a wheelie bin with feet. Jawas seems to like them a lot.

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