OotiniCast Episode 322

We go over the detail of what’s come with Game Update 5.6, along with Rian Johnson’s new movie trilogy, the Star Wars VR experience coming to Disney, and much more.

1. Introduction

Here’s is Chill’s latest character, Chillcait:

2. Tip of the week

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 5.6 was released on Tuesday, with an accompanying launch trailer. There remain some outstanding issues.
  • The rewards from Daily areas have been unintentionally reduced; they will be tripled in 5.6.1 coming on 12 December.
  • Some unintentional passive bonuses have made some disciplines more powerful (in terms of damage and/or healing output) than they should be; this will be rectified in a “future update”.
  • EMP Missiles in GSF are doing half the damage they should be to their primary target.
  • CXP boosts gained from Command Crates are no longer restricted to specific Command Rank ranges (e.g., 1-179). Existing boosts retain any such restriction.
  • Character transfers are now live, with the special price of 90 CC (intra-region) and 150 CC (inter-region). These prices will change to the new price for all transfers (1000 CC) on 12 December with Game Update 5.6.1.
  • The Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire VR (Virtual Reality) experience sounds truly amazing.
  • Rian Johnson (director of The Last Jedi) talks briefly about the new Star Wars movie trilogy he will be directing. Hope remains that it could be set in the Old Republic era.
  • EA’s is experiencing trials and tribulations over its microtransaction strategy, as seen in Star Wars Battlefront II.
  • Christopher Tolkien resigned as director of The Tolkien Estate at the end of August, which may have had something to do with the subsequent sale of TV rights to Amazon.

4. Force Feedback

5. Outro

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

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

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