OotiniCast Episode 316

We discuss what was (and wasn’t) in Game Update 5.4a, along with its fraught patching process, which led to extending the bug granting sweet, sweet CXP from the non-Iokath daily areas for another few weeks.

1. Introduction

Here are the two screenshots that Chill referred to, taken while playing Chil

2. Tip of the week

Thanks to Blay for his ad hoc tip!

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

  • The number of Strongholds per legacy remains at six, rather than being increased to make room for the Umbara Stronghold.
  • If you somehow (e.g., via a guildship summons) end up in the room in which you can purchase the Umbara Stronghold without having attained the key, do not buy the Stronghold!
  • With Game Update 5.4 there came a bug that meant that daily missions in Czerka, Oricon, Black Hole, Yavin 4, Ziost and Section X are awarding 1125 CXP, rather than the intended 75 CXP. This will continue until Game Update 5.5. Keith recommends we all take advantage of this largess; he certainly is!
  • Game Updaet 5.4a was deployed on Thursday morning, 31 August. It did not go well, with nearly 9 hours of downtime following the end of maintenance as they sorted out their patch deployment.
  • The guild management interface, particularly when it comes to selecting multiple members, is severely broken at the moment.
  • You can get the biggest Lego set ever, another Millennium Falcon!
  • Discover the mythology of the Darksaber.
  • While the box art of Kylo Ren’s TIE interceptor may show yet another Death Star, it would appear that it’s not going to make an appearance any time soon.
  • An actor explains why the Star Wars movies and TV series are more canon than the comics and novels.

4. Force Feedback

LiebeAroha, the newest Deck Officer in our Ootini guilds, is starting an operation group for those living in NZ and Australian timezones. The group is called R2’s Rocket Ship, starting on 23 September, at the following times:

  • Saturday 7:30pm NZST
  • Saturday 5:30pm AEST
  • Saturday 8:30am BST
  • Saturday 12:30am PDT

5. Outro

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

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

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OotiniCast Episode 316 — 1 Comment

  1. Hello Ootinecast,

    I’m the leader of a long running roleplaying guild and a long-time listener of your podcast. I was wondering whether you would be interested in hosting me on your podcast? Among other things, I would like to discuss the closing of the central third-party rp website swtor-rp, both related to the circumstances of its closing and to promote the new site progenitor-rp, given that your podcast reaches a wider audience.

    In addition I would love to discuss the specifics of roleplaying and how it can enrich your swtor experience despite the current lack of content in the game.

    Send me an email if you are interested!

    Best regards,
    Jonas (Iradox).

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