OotiniCast Episode 144

We talk about what’s coming in Game Update 2.8 next week. Following on from last week’s UI discussion, we then give an overview of the addons we use.

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Hagu Pally! Thanks to Corwynn, Ludwig VanCover and Caligari for entering.

Corwynn’s tip about increasing the max camera distance required editing the file shown below, substituting “ACCOUNTNAME” for the name you enter when logging into the game (and USERNAME is your Windows user name):

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\SWTOR\swtor\settings\ACCOUNTNAME_Account

The line in that file to alter looks like the following:

Controls_CameraMaxDistance = 25

Corwynn alters that value to 225. You can put in any value you like, though there’s presumably a maximum beyond which it has no effect.

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Wednesday for a chance to win a M8-R3 code, courtesy of BioWare, and an OotiniCast-provided Cartel Market pack from the latest shipment.

3. Holofeed

  • Game Update 2.8 is coming next Tuesday (10 June)
  • Eric Musco and Rob Hinkle discussed the changes in Game Update 2.8 during a live stream on Thursday 29 May. Mae (co-host of TOROCast) provided her own commentary in a blog post.
  • The chat bug that has been affecting some users will be fixed in Game Update 2.8.
  • The second trailer in the Galactic Living series about Galactic Strongholds was released (also on YouTube).
  • The next Community Cantina will be in Los Angeles on Thursday 12 June, in conjunction with E3.

4. Community

If you’re interested in writing some fanfic for SWTOR, why not try Chadrassa‘s SWTOR fanfic challenge? She has a FAQ, a place to suggest your own challenges, to introduce yourself and a starting set of challenges.

See this forum thread for what’s happening with Dracko’s lottery.

5. Force Feedback

We discuss tweets, emails and comments from @FerrousTerran, Nathaniel Starr, @Bara_Dur, Morgawse, @Darlighter159, @cibiseria, @Chadrassa, Kuze, @GregCarter78, @Ahsh_13, JB (@O_JohnnyBravo_O), Shammar, @1BigBore.

Here’s Kuze “just sitting around getting boned!” during last week’s 16-man HM S&V:

Kuze - Boned

Darklighter recommended this short video, showing this “majestic creature from the ice planet Hoth”:

Darklighter - Hoth creature

6. Sarlacc Digest

We answer a question from Grinamdord about add-ons (specifically damage parsers such as Parsec) that we use, to complement last week’s UI discussion.

We also mention MOX, TORAssistant and MSE-6.

This guide on our forums may be useful for setting up MOX, TORParse and Parsec.

7. Outro

Thanks to Spencer (@Da_Dirty_Spoons) 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 listen to us on Stitcher. 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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