OotiniCast Episode 114

While there was no news at all this week, our two discussion topics are an analysis of how many players are doing Ranked PvP, and yet another solution to initiating more open world PvP by providing in-game tools for the community to organise it.

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, K!

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

3. Community

Congratulations to the Ootini Templars for a most successful year! See this forum thread for Kal’s report and a collection of screenshots from 2013.

A hearty round of applause for @ben_b55 (of the Despair guild on The Harbinger) for achieving a Prestige score of 19635! It appears he may have pulled slightly ahead of our own Redna (to our collective amazement).

Our Crew Calculator has received a minor update, providing a link that can be copied which stores your current selection of abilities. It’s a great way to share your crew composition with others, as well as for your own reference.

Thanks to @MaxTheGrey and @AIESema for mentioning the Crew Calculator in the latest SWTOR Escape Pod Cast (their predictions for 2014 are genius!).

4. Force Feedback

We discuss tweets, emails and comments from @TheMalgadar, @TheTurg (Terg), @masterbearjedi (Raz), @BillLentz, @bytorsnowdog (Snowy), Dunedai, Graham (Awesome) Sellars, @EmpireDivider, @AHlaenxna (Vis), Quin’obi, @FerrousTerran, @thehatfield (Charles Hatfield) and Brian Peters (@fnord3125).

A Star Wars fan’s idealised Christmas Tree:

Vader xmas tree
Dunedai had a great idea for obtaining a pair of cost-effective yet extremely cool blasters for your Gunslinger:

Dunedai pistols 1
Dunedai pistols 2
Snowy sent us the scoreboard of an extremely close match of Galactic Starfighter:

Snowy victorious
Chong then recalled an even tighter match!

Chong domination
In his email about mechanical keyboards, Brian Peters referenced the Wikipedia article on Keyboard technology and The Mechanical Keyboard Guide on Overclock.net.

5. Sarlacc Digest

The following graphs were referenced during the first part of the discussion:

Ranked participation (solo, all servers)

Ranked participation (solo, all servers)

Ranked participation (solo, The Harbinger)

Ranked participation (solo, The Harbinger)

Ranked participation (solo, The Bastion)

Ranked participation (solo, The Bastion)

Ranked participation (solo, Tomb of Freedon Nadd)

Ranked participation (solo, Tomb of Freedon Nadd)

Ranked participation (solo, Prophecy of the Five)

Ranked participation (solo, Prophecy of the Five)

Ranked participation (group, all servers)

Ranked participation (group, all servers)

Ranked participation (group, The Harbinger)

Ranked participation (group, The Harbinger)

Ranked participation (group, The Bastion)

Ranked participation (group, The Bastion)

Ranked participation (group, Tomb of Freedon Nadd)

Ranked participation (group, Tomb of Freedon Nadd)

Ranked participation (group, Prophecy of the Five)

Ranked participation (group, Prophecy of the Five)

6. Outro

Thanks to Chong (@EmpireDivider) and Redna (@R3DN4, twitch.tv/r3dn4) for joining us this week.

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 Zune, and listen to us on Stitcher and Radio4Gamers.

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OotiniCast Episode 114 — 3 Comments

  1. Speaking of close matches in GSF, the last one I solo queued for ended at 1000 to 998. We were actually ahead till almost the end then woops, we lost :(

  2. Ootinicast Quote of the Week 114: ‘…and she’s hot cause she’s like a naked booby robot’ -Chong sharing his thoughts on SCORPIO’s shapely design.

    I couldn’t have said it any better myself sir; although I have to admit I still feel awkward when doing companion conversations with her ;)

  3. This was an awesome episode guys! Super informative. And that wall of crazy talk…Wow! I was SCREAMING at my iPhone “YEEEESSS! YEEESSS!!!”…when Red mentioned about the Capital World’s Open PvP!
    I submitted that as an idea way back right after beta, & some Reddit-Posing-Pantywad swat it down like King Kong swating planes on the Empire State Building! I’ve been having wet dreams since then dreaming about Capital World Pvp.

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