OotiniCast Episode 298

Plenty of SWTOR news this week! Game Update 5.1: Defend the Throne is here. Then in this week’s livestream, Game Update 5.2: The War for Iokath was revealed which culminates in a new Operation.

1. Introduction

You can find Blay’s awesome Imperial heroics spreadsheet here.

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Hegh-Qih! Thanks to Kyzla for entering.

Here is Hegh-Qih’s outfit for Vette crafted with Armormech:

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

  • Cheap server transfers (intra-region is 90 CC, between EU and US is 150 CC) will continue for the foreseeable future, with at least a week’s warning when (if?) their original prices are restored.
  • Game Update 5.1: Defend the Throne was deployed on Tuesday.
  • Patch 5.1a was deployed on Thursday afternoon to add the five new Uprisings to the Group Finder.
  • Command Tokens for previously obtained Command Crates are granted to a given character when they log in.
  • The change to Bolster in Warzones (from item rating 250 to 232) was made to ensure that the Bolstered level wasn’t higher than the best gear in the game (currently item rating 242).
  • BioWare held “A Look Ahead Livestream” on Thursday afternoon, with a follow-up post summarising what was discussed, which included the announcement of Game Update 5.2: The War for Iokath which includes a story arc culminating in a daily area, and the first boss (Tyth) of a five-boss Operation. The class companions Quinn (Sith Warrior) and Elara (Trooper) will return as part of the story arc.
  • It has been officially confirmed that Carrie Fisher will not reprise her role as Princess or General Leia Organa as a digital puppet.

4. Force Feedback

Our old friend SWTOR Miner believes that the first boss of the new Operation bears a striking resemblance to a Horde Trooper from Masters of the Universe:

In one of our earliest episodes recorded on YouTube, Liebearoha caught Chill midway through his vocal warm-up exercises:

Ajay confirmed that we get over 1000 CXP for completing a KotFE or KotET chapter in Master Mode.

5. Outro

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

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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