OotiniCast Episode 323

We go into detail on what came in Game Update 5.6.1, Jeremy (Darksplat) returns for his annual appearance on this show, and Chill has a trivia question which comes with some very nice Life Day prizes!

1. Introduction

Jeremy mentioned emerging more or less intact from a nasty car accident. The Force was with him that day!

Jeremy also mentioned his holiday to New Zealand, including Rotorua (famous for its hot springs and geysers) and Hobbiton (the movie set converted into a tourist attraction).

He also mentioned the fan theory that Rey is a Mary Sue.

If you’re interested in maximising your CXP gains via Master Mode Flashpoints, these video guides Jeremy has created for Taral V and The Red Reaper will show you the way!

Which came frist: the background music in the Republic side of the Black Hole daily area, or a very similar theme from Rogue One?

Finally, Jeremy referred to this petition asking Lucasfilm to revoke EA’s license to create Star Wars games.

You can read the post from Patreon in which they explain why they’re not changing their fees. (Which is GOOD!)

Occasional guest LiebeAroha (@charmed_chloe) has started to stream at twitch.tv/liebearaoha. She’ll be starting off with mainly SWTOR and LOTRO, but may branch out into new games as they take her fancy. Go along, join in the fun, and keep her company!

Introducing Chill’s newest character, Chillgamora!

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Quinton! Thanks to Agent Ironspider, Vindyl and Dekion for entering.

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com before the next show 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. Trivia Question

Star Wars movie posters are famous for their “combination of characters” design, which started with the original, featuring an oddly muscular Luke and an overly sexualized Leia, done by the Hildebrandt brothers. Every movie since then has had a primary movie poster that was a collage of characters. Rogue One is Rogue One in that its collage-of-characters poster has an unusual feature, which it shares with only one of the other, episodic movie posters up to and including The Last Jedi. A feature for the purpose of this question is something or someone appearing, not appearing, or appearing in a particular way. What is this feature, and what one other movie does it share it with? For example, one feature of most of the posters is that a main bad guy looms in the back. But that happens on the Rogue One poster, so that isn’t it. By the way, you can ignore the animated Clone Wars movie poster, but for the record, it doesn’t share this feature with Rogue One, either.

Send your answer to ootinicast@gmail.com before the next show. The winner will receive 2400 Cartel Coins, and the runner-up will receive 450 Cartel Coins. Both winner and runner-up will receive a Special Forces armor code, donated by Benstark.

4. Holofeed

  • Game Update 5.6.1 was deployed on Tuesday.
  • The six year anniversary celebration has begun, and will continue through to 16 January.
  • The purchase for free companion gift exploit has been fixed, and those who abused the exploit are being found and appropriately penalised.
  • Conquest rewards were not delivered for a second week; the problem is being actively investigated!
  • While some of the problems with Solo Ranked Missions have been addressed, a lot more needs to be done.
  • You can read the entire Facebook chat with Timothy Zahn here.
  • Ben Irving, former SWTOR Producer, is now a Pillar Producer on Anthem.
  • It seems Rian Johnson’s new Star Wars movie trilogy definitely won’t be in the established Old Republic era.

5. Force Feedback

You can read Iradox’s post on the official forums about the dye module problem here.

6. Outro

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

Information about our guilds on the Satele Shan server, 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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