OotiniCast Episode 158

More details emerge about what’s coming in Game Update 2.9 with both guild flagships and planetary conquests being added to the PTS. In our discussion, Bill returns with plenty of advice on preparing to make a fortune in credits once 2.9 is live.

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, AmonRe (Commander of the Thirteenth Legion on The Ebon Hawk server)! Thanks to Chinn’ook, Brian, Caligari, Mariarchi and Socordia for entering.

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

3. Holofeed

  • The PTS has been updated to add guild flagships and planetary conquests. Jack Woods and Eric Musco appeared on a livestream to talk through how it all works.
  • Dulfy has compiled a guide with deck plans for both the Imperial and Republic flagships, and how much each room costs to unlock.
  • While Ranked PvP Season 2 rewards have yet to be announced, they have been mailed to players on the PTS. Dulfy has summarised what each tier appears to contain.
  • The Rakghoul Resurgence event is once again live, this time on Tatootine. See this guide for all the details.
  • BioWare have published Lana Beniko’s Journal on Darth Arkous, providing some bridging backstory between chapters 1 and 2 of the Forged Alliances story arc, leading into the “Depths of Manaan” tactical flashpoint.
  • The next Community Cantina will be next Friday (15 August) in Cologne, Germany in conjunction with GamesCom.

4. Community

Old Republic Radio is returning very soon! Please follow @oldrepradio on Twitter to find out more.

Congratulations to Gabbeey, who won Dracko’s lottery. His initiative raised 7.9 million credits towards our guild flagship. Thanks to all who participated!

This post on the SWTOR subreddit about Madmar’s @swtorfamily is worthy of an upvote.

5. Force Feedback

We discuss tweets, emails and comments from Kevin Striker, @NepthenORD, Mariarchi, K’hor Darg, Hru, Christopher, @Tonyoct90, @hadrian9, @O_JohnnyBravo_O and @OlibGaming.

Here are the aliens that Hru encountered in the casino on Nar Shaddaa (click to see the full-sized image):

who dat alien

Teo identifies them (from left to right) as Nikto, Klatooinian, Snivvian, Aqualish and Ishi Tib.

6. Sarlacc Digest

With Game Update 2.9 nearly here, it’s definitely time to be preparing to capitalise on the huge additions to crafting that it brings. Returning guest Bill Lentz, whose financial genius would put the most successful Hutt to shame, is back to let us know all about it. He also has some thoughts on the value (or lack thereof) of legacy storage.

7. Outro

Thanks to Bill (@BillLentz) 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 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 158 — 9 Comments

  1. At 35:21, actually certain enemies such as world bosses or commanders can get a shield buff which makes them immune to any damage unless debuffed by orbital strike or other guildship-specific debuff. This effectively makes it impossible to defeat this enemy without parking your guildship in orbit at that time. So in a sense you do have to travel there to complete certain objectives, just to clarify.

  2. In a maxed guild if everyone gives 100k credits boom there’s your 50 million. Just a couple of weeklies for each guildie and it’s done. Smaller guilds can adjust accordingly but it really isn’t hard to make 100k in this game. Hope this helps.

  3. 700k in casino REALLY wanting the magnus & boom – what did I win? what did I win? oh, the rancor πŸ™ I wanted to sell it but I couldn’t. Now that I have it though, I have to agree with Teo, it is quite cool.

  4. I heard that Sith Lord Korv and a few others have started their own podcast called Star Wars Beyond, but I had trouble finding it on Google. Have you guys heard anything about this? I love Fred and his voices, so if you could toss us a link that would be great.

      • Ha, that’s embarrassing! I really need to get back to trying the obvious before expecting Google to spit out what I need.

        I listened to Episode 0 and 1 and they were great. Liked your cameo appearance. πŸ™‚ I’m really thankful there are so many SWTOR podcasts out there, they are all so different and each has something to offer that is unique.

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