OotiniCast Episode 292

This week we discuss what’s in Game Update 5.0.1 and Patch 5.0.1a, before diving into the improvements planned in Game Update 5.1 to gearing through Galactic Command, which was the main topic of the Holiday Producer Livestream.

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Ducky! Thanks to Ben, Joseph Brown, Dekion and Teadra for entering.

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3. Holofeed

4. Force Feedback

Cristina referred us to this Reddit article about the ongoing voice actors strike.

5. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Jeremy (@Darksplat) and Illeva (@IllevaGamingtwitch.tv/illeva).

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

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OotiniCast Episode 292 — 1 Comment

  1. Ironically, I was listening to the show just now in a ranked PvP match when the segment about the new gearing options was being discussed. I felt the need to comment after Illeva’s rank against PvP. I was on Jung Ma server but have moved to Ebon Hawk because PvP wasn’t much of an option on a dead server. I waited awhile to get into the ranked PvP match that I was in when I heard her words spoken about PvP players. I guess up until this point I never considered myself a “PvP player” as opposed to an “operations player.” I just considered myself a SWTOR player. Since the new command system dropped I did my first operation and really enjoyed it. But I often play without the benefit of a large social network of friends or with the benefit of a large guild. PvP allows me to be social and still enjoy the game. I wish I had the opportunity to team up with many friends and do operations, but that has not been my experience. I suppose what I am trying to state is that I found her comments arrogant, unnecessary, and divisive in that they promoted a clear US vs THEM when I think it is better to encourage the enjoyment of all aspects of the game. The new command system has helped me to do operations, so I approve of how Bioware is moving the game. I hope they don’t ruin this trend by listening to “hate speech” issued from those who would restore the “US vs THEM” (PvP players vs Operations players) environment of the game. I still love the show though!

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