OotiniCast Episode 304

We cover what news there is, including Game Update 5.1.3 and other happenings around SWTOR. Our discussion is all about Star Wars Celebration: what it’s like and plenty of advice on what to see. We also reveal our plans for the second Ootini Cantina, to be held on Saturday 15 April in Orlando.

1. Introduction

Here is CHILLWIDOW with Kaliyo:

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Zen!

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Wednesday 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 5.1.3 was deployed on Tuesday 14 April.
  • Naming and shaming cheaters or exploiters is not permitted on the official forums; instead, contact Customer Support or PM Eric Musco directly.
  • SWTOR’s EULA and TOS have been changed to the generic Electronic Arts version, rather than being specific to the game. Eric Musco clarified what this means when attempting to determine whether a player’s action is a violation.
  • Eric Musco discusses the ongoing war against credit sellers, and their recent strategy of compromising the accounts of players who have bought credits to spam others.
  • Game Update 5.2: The War for Iokath will be available on Tuesday 11 April.
  • The teaser trailer for Game Update 5.2 titled “The War for Iokath: The Alliance Commander’s Arrival” has been released.
  • BioWare will be hosting a Community Cantina on Friday 14 April in conjunction with Star Wars Celebration in Orlando.
  • Dave Filoni discusses the use of Legends material (including elements drawn from the Old Republic) in Star Wars canon.
  • While female gamers remain in the minority, SWTOR is a surprising favourite

4. The Academy

This week Swtorista tells us about the Outfit designer, newly updated for Game Update 5.0. In other words, how to dress your space barbie!

5. Force Feedback

Our recent guest LiebeAroha has been finding many examples of memorable quotes in our vast back catalogue. This includes Chill’s description of Mosq’s drinking prowess, Chill’s introduction to episode 124, Teo’s attempted pronunciation of Colorado, and a collection of quotes of the week (5 minutes worth starting here).

6. Sarlacc Digest

Bill Lentz, a veteran of many conventions, joins us with useful advice for attending Star Wars Celebration in Orlando in three weeks.

We also discuss our Ootini Cantina, which will be held on Saturday night. Please RSVP via Facebook or by email to ootinicast@gmail.com.

7. Outro

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

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

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