OotiniCast Episode 311

In the show this week we cover the latest news, including how the SWTOR development team incorporate player feedback. Then we discuss the combat team’s approach to class changes, along with more classes updated in the upcoming Game Update 5.3.

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Teadra!

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

  • Crafted 246 relics have the wrong on-click/proc stats; this will be fixed in Game Update 5.3.
  • A number of items have been removed from the Cartel Market, at least for now.
  • Contribute to this thread on the official forums if you have an opinion on server mergers.
  • Eric explains the types of feedback that he monitors, along with how that feedback is utilised. Keith then added his own spin on how the feedback was used from his point of view, and answered some specific questions. Charles then gave an example of how feedback affected the direction of the game’s development. He also explains why changing the story isn’t so easy.

4. Force Feedback

5. Sarlacc Digest

The combat team has revealed some details about how they approach balancing classes, and explain why they don’t buff the other classes to match a currently overpowered class. We then summarise the changes in Game Update 5.3 to:

6. 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.

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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OotiniCast Episode 310

Plenty of news to cover this week, including Game Update 5.2.2, upcoming class changes, more detail on Keith’s Roadmap, and BioWare’s new game “Anthem”. Then our guest Synwulf talks us through fan theories for Snoke’s origin and the identity of Rey’s parents.

1. Introduction

Chill has discovered a subtle element of the Sucker Punch animation:

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Quercus! Thanks to Rob and Javadoggy for entering.

Here’s Rob’s tip about extending your camera max view distance:

SWTOR has the ability to alter the amount that you can zoom out in game – by default, it’s a fair amount, but it can be extended dramatically by adding a simple line to a file on your computer.

Make sure the game is NOT open, since the file may be in use or revert back once you close the game. Find the folder –

C:\Users\YourProfileName\AppData\Local\SWTOR\swtor\settings

Obviously, YourProfileName is whatever your Windows profile name is, which is most likely your name or your pet name for your manhood. Whatever, I am not here to judge you on your Windows user name.

The AppData folder is hidden since it’s a system folder, so you can either manually type that folder address into your RUN command line or change your Windows Explorer settings to show hidden folders.

Then find the file named: LoginName_Account.ini and open it.

After opening the file look for the line that says: Controls_CameraMaxDistance = 25.0

Change that 25.0 to something else like 50.0 or if you have a large monitor, 75.0 or 100.0 (the .0 is important).

I use 100 and it allows for some great field of view, which is super important and useful in PvP – if you’re guarding a node, you can see incomings easily, and it also gives you the ability to get some great views of scenery.

For example, here’s a shot of the fleet, with me in the middle.

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

4. Force Feedback

5. Sarlacc Digest

Synwulf walks us through fan theories about Snoke’s origin and the identity of Rey’s parents.

6. Outro

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

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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OotiniCast Episode 309

Along with catching up on recent news, we explore Keith’s long-awaited first quarterly roadmap. The summer of SWTOR is coming!

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Synwulf! Thanks to TBD for entering.

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

4. Force Feedback

Ducky (now on Twitter as @AhnnuRie) provided the following update on the Ootini events happening this Saturday 3 June:

It’s a Republic side event, early planning stages for another one on Imperial side sometime down the road.

For the “Where on Tatooine is Carrman”, will inform through Ootini chat a general region of the Dune Sea that she will be in: Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western, or Central. She will be in the open and NOT hiding in anything. Unconfirmed reports indicate that she may or may not appear as a box at times.

The “Ootini 500” podrace should take about 15 minutes, and there will be opportunities to get knocked off your mount.

Prizes will be a choice from a group of 10 creature mounts (no duplicates) from packs that are at least one year out of date.

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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OotiniCast Episode 308

Quite a bit of news to get through, including some teasers from Keith on his upcoming road map. Then returning guest Ivilon, a professional composer, discusses the new music in Knights of the Eternal Throne, and the state of non-John Williams Star Wars music.

1. Introduction

There are two Ootini guild events planned by Ducky (AhnNu) for Saturday 3 June, both on Tatooine:

  • Where in the World of Tatooine is Carrman? Find an AhnNu incarnation somewhere out in the Dune Sea.
  • Ootini 500 Race! Course will be announced at the event, but it’s suggested that you open up as much of the Tatooine map as you can.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for both events are creature-based mounts.

To find out more, get in touch with our Ootini guilds!

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Ivilon!

Ivilon’s tip is to listen to songs on repeat with tempos that match that of the cooldown of giving a companion a gift, modified with however many levels of the character perk that speeds up that gift-giving that you have:

  • No perk: 2 bars at 136 bpm (beats per minute)
    • Love Shack (The B-52s)
    • Sorry for Party Rockin (LMFAO)
  • Level 1 perk: 2 bars at 162 bpm
    • I Feel Good (James Brown)
    • Happy (Pharrell Williams)
    • Shake it Off (Taylor Swift)
  • Level 2 perk: 1 bar at 100 bpm
    • Rock your Body (Justin Timberlake)
    • Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Level 3 perk: 1 bar at 152 bpm
    • Message in a Bottle (The Police)
    • Don’t Speak (No Doubt)

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

4. Force Feedback

Blachloch (Blay) discovered that Chill’s facial growth could be watched over time via the thumbnails for our OotiniCast live recordings on YouTube:

Thoroughmas suggests the “Which One Is The Flesh” track from Doctor Who Series 6 could pass as a downtempo version of our intro and outro themes.

5. Sarlacc Digest

Ivilon discusses the new music in KOTET and the state of non-John Williams Star Wars music.

The full KOTET playlist may be found here.

6. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge) and Ivilon (@percomposer, stephenridley.com).

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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OotiniCast Episode 307

In this week’s show we talk about Game Update 5.2: The War for Iokath and Patch 5.2.1, along with the #SWTORPrime offer available for Twitch Prime subscribers.

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Thanks to Dekion for his impromptu tip from the show’s live chat during its recording!

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

4. Force Feedback

You can download Xacter’s most awesome Heroics spreadsheet here.

Johnny (Born to eat bacon) referred us to “Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans”, an awesome Star Wars paraody/homage video.

Ivilon believes that Rey’s look from the upcoming Episode 8 “The Last Jedi” is very Old Republic, and looks a lot like Bastila Shan.

However, Evan believes that while Daisy Ridely has the face for it, the outfit is totally different.

5. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Blay (@Blachloch) 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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OotiniCast Episode 306

This episode was recorded live at the second Ootini Cantina in Orlando, where we were all attending Star Wars Celebration!

1. Introduction

2. Holofeed

We discuss the BioWare Community Cantina and our experiences at Star Wars Celebration.

3. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge) and various members of our live audience.

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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OotiniCast Episode 305

We discuss all things Game Update 5.2: The War for Iokath which is coming next week! Then our guest Snave has much to say (all positive!) on the topic of those who complain about pre-made groups in warzones.

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Vas’rod!

Here’s the new Revan Statue that Vas’rod spotted:

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

  • (Details to come!)

4. The Academy

This week Swtorista talks about character transfers: where to transfer, and tips about transferring.

5. Force Feedback

AhnNu Rie posted this rather awesome animated GIF:

The Bad Feeling Podcast’s competition details from Preferred-til-newops:

Here’s the rather disturbing image found by LiebeAroha:

6. Sarlacc Digest

Snave gives players a more constructive option when faced with pre-made groups in warzones that doesn’t involve complaining on the forums.

7. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge) and Snave (@snave1208, twitch.tv/snave1208).

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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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.

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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OotiniCast Episode 303

All kinds of news this week, including the change to Command Crates at Tiers 1-3, scrapping the plan to add another 100 Command Ranks, and how the new Tier 4 Command Crates will work.

1. Introduction

Here is Chill’s new character, Chillwidow:

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Cole! Thanks to Zen, Dekion and Niraga for entering.

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

4. Outro

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

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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OotiniCast Episode 302

In the news, we cover what’s in the just released Game Update 5.1.2, and the announcement of a new gear tier and 100 more Command Ranks. Then in our discussion, returning guest Dr SWTOR provides some professional insight into last week’s topic of gaming as a way of dealing with depression and anxiety.

1. Introduction

We now know that The Last Jedi is referring to multiple Jedi, not just Luke Skywalker.

Chill announced his upcoming new podcast, CryptoBiography. It will be about people’s stories. It will not necessarily be SWTOR- or gaming-related. He will need people to talk with! Please send your stories via email (cryptobiography@gmail.com) to him in audio form, in written for him to read, or for longer bits we can set up an interview and record it via Skype or other means. The website is under construction, but you can find out more about the show on Facebook and Twitter (@cryptobiography).

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Jessie! Thanks to Ajay and Nefram for entering.

Ajay is willing to provide more advice on getting through Master Mode chapters; hit him up on Twitter using @r2d2arm.

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

4. The Academy

This week Swtorista tells us how the new Dark vs Light system works, breaking down the points, tokens and bosses.

5. Force Feedback

Snave invites you to join him in URC X, the premier 1v1 tournament on The Red Eclipse, happening 11 March at 7pm GMT.

Here are the pictures of Jim’s Saber Guild, a Star Wars costuming performance group:

In the middle of the Jedi Masters on the left, and the Dark Sith Lords on the right is Anthony Daniels, who played C3-P0 in all the “Star Wars” films on Saturday in front of the Anaheim Convention Center at the Star Wars Celebration event.
//// ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Fans were still packing into the Anaheim Convention Center for Star Wars Celebration on Saturday, April 18, 2015. – starwars.day1.0418 – 4/18/15 – MARK EADES, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Johnny (Born to eat bacon) found yet another example of Star Wars humour:

6. Sarlacc Digest

Dr SWTOR provides some professional thoughts following Leibearoha’s discussion with us last episode regarding playing SWTOR and her depression and anxiety.

7. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge) and Daniel (@Infinite0utcome).

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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