OotiniCast Episode 235

Game Update 4.0.2 is here, bringing the companion nerf. In our discussion, guests Bill and Andrew talk about the changes KotFE has wrought upon the game’s economy, along with the usual credit-making tips.

1. Introduction

Here’s the link mentioned in TheUnNamedHero’s tip for affection farming in The Black Talon.

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Death Star Down Under! Thanks to Taylor, Pandoren, TheUnNamedHero, Azzelly, Hollow and Bara-Dur for entering.

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Tuesday for a chance to win a Taunfawn or M8-3R droid code, courtesy of BioWare, and an OotiniCast-provided Cartel Market pack from the latest shipment.

3. Holofeed

  • Game Update 4.0.2 was deployed in a longer-than-expected 9 hour maintenance.
  • The player referral program has been temporarily disabled due to an issue that is being investigated. Rewards from existing referrals will continue, but new referrals cannot be made.
  • The types of gifts that are preferred by our followers has been changed, such that all companions “love” at least one type of gift. Both Dulfy and TOR Community have useful guides; there’s also a simplified guide here.
  • Companion healing and DPS have been reduced in Game Update 4.0.2.
  • In EA’s Form 10-Q Quarterly Report, SWTOR is named as a primary driver for their “Service and Other Revenue”.

4. Community

Thanks to our latest Ootini Patron: Wikkid Rotten!

The #swtormemecontest continues, now in its last week. All details can be found here.

5. Force Feedback

GasGuy has updated his Codex Tracking Spreadsheet.

Toli let us know that in addition to Voss water, we now have Rishi tea! As he said, mind the feathers…

Toli - rishi tea

6. Sarlacc Digest

Our regular financial correspondent Bill is joined by Andrew of SWTOR Economics to talk about how Knights of the Fallen Empire has affected the SWTOR economy, including crafting in general, the GTN and the Cartel Market.

7. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Bill (@BillLentz) and Andrew (@SWTOREconomics, swtoreconomics.com).

Information about our guilds on The Harbinger, Ootini Knights (Republic) and Ootini Rage (Empire), can be found here.

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