Your hosts Chill and Teo are joined by Hyp to catch up on the latest news, as we attempt to resist the siren call of Diablo 3 (with only partial success, regrettably). We also go into detail on how to obtain Matrix Cubes, which remain some of the best relics in the game.
2. Question to the panel
3. SWTOR challenge
This week’s challenge: send us a picture of your character with the codex open for the Endurance holochron on Hoth. You may need to adjust your UI temporarily to have the codex open and your toon’s name showing. This one is fun to get!
If you are interested in being entered in the random drawing for an in-game prize offered on Space Slug (either faction), please send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. The Holofeed
- Patch 1.2.4 was deployed during Tuesday’s maintenance.
- Yet another weekend pass is being offered from Thursday 17 May through Sunday, ending 2am Monday morning.
- BioWare responds (1, 2, 3) in a thread on the forums about the testing of minor patches on the PTS (and how it’s not happening), giving us some insight into their process.
- We discuss the community Q&A published on 11 May. The next Q&A won’t be for two weeks, and will focus on questions about the upcoming Game Update 1.3.
- Dulfy and Zoopercat of Ask Mr Robot are collaborating on the new community site Tor-Fashion. Well worth a look!
5. Force Feedback
We discuss tweets from @OriginalBioZed (from the Oz Gamers League), @weihanthekidsun, @cypher_x, @Freakin_Ninja (Oni), @thehatfield and @askmrrobot.
Our guildmates Chong and Mosq provide some correction and elaboration on last week’s news about the change to the PvP daily.
6. The Sarlacc Digest
Matrix Cubes are relics that are constructed from Matrix Shards. Matrix Shards come in four colours: blue, red, yellow and green. You can obtain Matrix Shards from Datacrons, which are usually located in hard to get at places on all the accessible planets. The table below shows where the datacrons containing Matrix Shards are located:
You can check which Datacrons you’ve already collected (if any) by going to your Codex for a given character, and checking under the appropriate section. Ask Mr Robot’s Character Builder allows you to track on a per-character basis which Datacrons you’ve collected.
Matrix Cubes are created using either a Republic Matrix Assembler, located in the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, or the Imperial Matrix Assembler in the Dark Temple on Dromund Kaas. The Assembler appears as a bench surrounded by three pillars, each pillar holding a shard input panel. To create a new Matrix Cube, you set the three colours of the Matrix Shards you wish to combine. Note that order is unimportant, and that you can have multiple of a given colour (if you have sufficient Matrix Shards of that colour).
The table below shows all the known colour combinations of Matrix Shards that result in Matrix Cubes. Each Matrix Cube will have a minimum level (15, 24, 32 or 50).
Once the three colours are set in the shard input panels, right-click on the Assembler to create your Matrix Cube, which you then collect from the Assembler. It will appear in the Mission Items tab of your inventory, from which you can then equip it into a relic slot on your character sheet.
To recover the Matrix Shards from an existing Matrix Cube, you need to use the Matrix Cube Disassembler located at the back of the room. This requires a Reconfigured Disassembler Core, which is purchasable from several vendors for 8000 credits. The vendors can be found on Tatooine (Kitpth. a Jawa near the Sandcrawler just north of Anchorhead), Taris and Balmorra. When you use the Matrix Cube Disassembler, your Matrix Cube will be broken into its constituent Matrix Shards, and returned to the Mission Items tab in your inventory. The Reconfigured Disassembler Core will be changed into a junk item; unfortunately, it’s only good for a single use.
Thanks to Hyp (@Hypknotoad) for joining us this week.
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