OotiniCast Episode 282

The “Betrayed” trailer has been released, along with a veritable flood of information about Knights of the Eternal Throne! We talk all things KotET, along with our returning guest Cristina giving us her firsthand account of the Community Cantina in New York.

1. Introduction

Cristina obtained the following most awesome picture of her and her husband from the Community Cantina:

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Alex is hoping that this isn’t an indication of what’s in KotET:

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Charlie’s latest video analyses what we know so far about KotET. He also obtained this most amazing Star Wars lavalamp:

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2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Cole! Thanks to GasGuy, Javadoggy and LaChimba for entering.

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Tuesday 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

Swtorista continues her PvP series with a detailed overview of the 8v8 warzone Ancient Hypergate!

5. Force Feedback

Alex spotted this Hammerhead Corvette in the second official trailer for Star Wars: Rogue One, a starship inspired by the SWTOR Hammerhead-class cruiser and its later incarnation, the Thranta-class corvette:

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Penny Arcade published a cartoon mentioning KotET.

6. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Cristina (@CristiPetrarca,cristinapetrarca.com), Alex (@MixUpPixels, geek-podcast.com) and Charlie (@Kranitoko, youtube.com/KranitokoGames).

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 281

We discuss Game Update 4.7.2, the actions taken against credit sellers, and then speculate wildly about the glimpses we were given of the KotET trailer! Later in the show we talk about why more of SWTOR should have a solo mode.

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1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Dothack!

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Tuesday 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 4.7.2 was deployed during Tuesday’s maintenance.
  • During the maintenance, major action was taken against credit sellers, which resulted in trillions of credits being removed from the game.
  • There is a bug in the length of weapons, making them bigger than they should be; it’s particularly noticeable with double-bladed lightsabers.
  • Best wishes to Bruce Maclean, former Senior Producer for SWTOR, who was promoted to EA Studio General Manager in Salt Lake City.
  • Three teasers for the Knights of the Eternal Throne trailer were released leading up to the 7 October announcement. We speculate wildly about what it would contain! You can see the full trailer here, released a day after we recorded.

4. The Academy

Swtorista continues her PvP series with a detailed overview of the 8v8 warzone Novarre Coast!

5. Force Feedback

Charlie (Kranitoko) has released another pack opening video!

In response to Javadoggy Starbucks question about catching up on Galactic History, Teo recalled this video.

Swtorista’s guide was recommended to Jeff, who was asking which Flashpoints support a solo mode.

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 280

We cover what little news there is, discuss Star Wars: Uprising’s imminent demise, and then give our pre-KotET review of Knights of the Fallen Empire.

1. Introduction

Charlie talked through his video Top 5 Things KOTET Needs to Keep Players. You may also enjoy his latest video: Top 5 Theories on Who the KOTET Robed Figure Is.

Teo’s adventure in South Australia was due to some very wild weather wreaking havoc with the power grid:

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2. Trivia Question

Congratulations to Culophe of the Red Eclipse! He has won the Amazon bundle donated by WhistlinBreeze.

3. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Ajay!

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Tuesday 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.

4. Holofeed

  • BioWare is counting down the days until the Knights of the Eternal Throne information dump coming on 7 October by releasing soundtracks from KotFE on YouTube.
  • The KotET reveal will take place at the Community Cantina happening in New York. The voice actors Darin De Paul (Valkorian) and Natasha Loring (Vaylin) will be in attendance.
  • Eric Musco (Community Manager) reminds players how to report hackers observed in PvP, and that such behaviour is not condoned and will be harshly punished.
  • Reddit user Migrainefarm posted about the Codex entry for an unsung galactic hero: The Vibro-mop!
  • The mobile game Star Wars: Uprising is shutting down on 17 November 2016.

5. The Academy

Swtorista continues her PvP series with a detailed overview of the 8v8 warzone Alderaan Civil War!

6. Force Feedback

If you’ve ever wanted your own Jawa as a lawn ornament, Hawke may have found it!

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Niero’s has received one of the coolest gifts ever from his wife:

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7. Sarlacc Digest

We discuss SFDebris’s questions about Knights of the Fallen Empire, thereby providing our own review on KotFE. Thanks to Hawke for pointing us to this post!

8. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge) and Charlie (@Kranitoko, youtube.com/KranitokoGames).

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 279

The Ranked PvP Season 7 rewards have been announced, Eric Musco answers some questions about Knights of the Eternal Throne, and we discuss Shintar’s interview with Michael Backus about Flashpoints.

1. Introduction

2. Star Wars Trivia Contest

WhistlinBreeze of the Jedi Covenant server has donated an awesome prize: an Amazon Bundle code which will give 90 days of subscription and 2400 Cartel Coins! Chill has created the following trivia question for you to answer for a chance to win the code:

In Star Wars: The Old Republic, what ability has the longest channel time? This includes only abilities that have an actual countdown channel while in use, such as Force Quake or Force Storm, not an ability like Sprint you can turn on and leave on until the next server reset. When you answer, please give the name of the ability and the length of time of the channel. The length isn’t necessary to win, but will help me figure out if it is as long or longer than my “official” answer and if I need to check up on it (and yes, if you have one with a longer channel, that one will trump my current answer.) One hint: if the channel is less than 30 seconds, don’t bother.

Send your answers to chill@ootinicast.com by next Wednesday afternoon, Pacific time, or DM Chill on Twitter using @BrandonLStarr. Please do not tweet it to the general timeline.

We will start the Tip of the Week back up next week, so send your tips for possible prizes to ootinicast@gmail.com.

3. Holofeed

4. The Academy

Swtorista continues her PvP series with a detailed overview of the 8v8 warzone Voidstar!

5. Force Feedback

Ivilon was most unimpressed by the news that Rogue One’s composer Alexandre Desplat is being replaced by Michael Giacchino.

Kal provides us with this incredibly useful infographic on how to speak New Zealand like a native:

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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 278

The drought ahead of the flood of Knights of the Eternal Throne information coming on 7 October continues, though Eric Musco did answers some questions on the forums this week. We discuss his answers, and a few other topics about SWTOR and beyond.

1. Introduction

This week’s first-time guest is Hawke, a veteran player who has been very active on social media in building SWTOR communities. You can find him on Twitter using @Hawke53051, as well as the following:

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Jhagaar! Thanks to Kujok, F’ready and Helmut for entering.

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Tuesday 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

  • It seems that if you did miss out on the HK-55 bonus chapter “Shroud of Memory” due to your subscription lapsing even briefly, Customer Support are unable to help.
  • While BioWare cannot stop the data miners, they will not allow data mined material to be posted or discussed on the official forums.
  • Closted PTS testing for Knights of the Eternal Throne has begun!
  • Eric Musco addressed the perceived lack of communication from BioWare in the leadup to the deluge of KotET information coming on 7 October. He later mentioned that Eternal Throne continues the story started in Fallen Empire, and that the team were very much aware of the issue with too many Skytroopers in KotFE. He then said that while class balance is an ongoing thing, expansions were a great place for them to happen; and that in KotET, consequences of player choice would be felt closer to the choice than they were in KotFE.
  • He can still contribute to the thread that Hawke started on the official forums, which asked where are the players interested in group content?
  • We highly recommend ILM’s video Behind the Magic: The Visual Effects of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Amy Hennig of Visceral Games provided some insight into the nature of Star Wars stories and how it would inform the development of their upcoming Star Wars game.

4. Community

5. The Academy

Continuing on the topic of PvP, Swtorista explains how arenas are different than regular 8v8 warzones.

6. Force Feedback

Blachloch (Blay) has created some infographics to asist players who can’t keep track of the vast army of companions who make up our Alliance. There’s a single massively wide infographic with them all, or you can see the same information in the following smaller versions:

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Johnny’s Stronghold is being haunted by inactive companions!

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8. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge) and Hawke (@Hawke53051).

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 277

Game Update 4.7.1 is here, bringing with it “Shroud of Memory”, the HK-55 bonus chapter! We discuss our initial (spoiler-free) impressions. We also discuss an interview with Charles Boyd about how the development of KotFE will inform the design of KotET.

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Achuzan! Thanks to Dekarch, Turin Zol and Ajay for entering.

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Tuesday 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 explains the basics of PvP, including how to gear up.

5. Force Feedback

Frankie’s short videos of him reading the Sith, Jedi and Grey Jedi Codes are awesome!

Charlie (Kranitoko) found this Reddit post describing KOTOR and SWTOR’s favourable mention on a new Brittish TV series called Go 8 Bit.

Johnny (@BornToEatBacon) believes that Aric Jorgan is almost as photogenic as Koth…

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Hawke wonders whether we’ve been out and about again?

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Char Ell suggested we examine how BioWare is progressing towards the goals about server concerns that Eric Musco posted about at the end of 2014.

6. Outro

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

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 276

In a very light news week we discuss the DDoS attack on EA’s servers and some other Star Wars news. Then our guest Martin tells us about his experience living with Fibromyalgia, and how SWTOR helps him deal its chronic pain.

1. Introduction

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Mykehl! Thanks to Johnny, DR2000 and Kal for entering.

DR2000’s shows us his work in progress collecting gear sets on his Jedi Knight:

DR2000 screenshot

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Tuesday 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 4.7.1 will be released on Wednesday 7 September. It will include the “Shroud of Memory” chapter where you play as HK-55.
  • It would appear that SWTOR was caught in the crossfire of a DDoS attack on EA’s servers launched to coincide with the release of Battlefield 1.
  • The petition directed at Netflix to create a TV series based on Knights of the Old Republic now has nearly 17,000 signatures!
  • Star Wars: A New Hope has been converted into infographic form by Martin Panchaud. It’s 123 meters long!
  • A 3D printable model of the Ebon Hawk can be found here.

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4. The Academy

This week Swtorista tells us how to make credits! She recommends these posts on Reddit for more information: Building wealth in SWTOR basic course 101 and Building Wealth in SWTOR 102 – Playing the Market (GTN).

5. Force Feedback

Johnny was reminded of the following infrographic by last week’s episode:

Introverts unite separately in your own homes

Peter Bartal believes the following scene from the starter area on Hutta looks so familiar:

Hun Duo & Greepo

6. Sarlacc Digest

Martin tells us what Fibromyalgia is, how it affects his life and how SWTOR helps him deal with the chronic pain. He also answers questions from the chat room.

The compression gloves that Martin was wearing can be found at Amazon US or Amazon UK.

7. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge) and Martin (@FibroJedi, fibrojedi.me.uk).

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 275

It’s a quiet news week! We do discuss the unexpected temporary shutdown of the official SWTOR forums, and Lead composer Jesse Harlin’s comments on some placeholder KotET music that’s made its way into the wild. In our discussion, Daniel talks us through some preliminary results of his survey of SWTOR players, with some surprising (or perhaps not so surprising) findings.

1. Introduction

If you have a webcam (such as the Logitech C920) that stopped working with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, use this fix to get it going again.

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Aailujj!

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Tuesday 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

Early Fallen Empire concept art of the Zakuulan landscape. Quite the panorama!

Early Fallen Empire concept art of the Zakuulan landscape. Quite the panorama!

Early concept art of the Outlander's personal starship, The Gravestone!

Early concept art of the Outlander’s personal starship, The Gravestone!

4. The Academy

This week Swtorista continues her coverage of guilds, including how to organise social events, planetary conquests, crafting and the Guild Flagship.

5. Force Feedback

Christina (voice actress extraordinaire) has created this background for her desktop using the Prisma app:

Cristina's characters using Prisma

6. Sarlacc Digest

Daniel talks us through some preliminary results from his survey of SWTOR players.

7. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Bill (@BillLentz) 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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OotiniCast Episode 274

On the show this week we discuss Patch 4.7a, Ben Irving’s interview with the Bad Feeling Podcast guys, and James Ohlen’s belief that the MMO market is stronger than ever.

1. Introduction

SWTOR’s Free-to-play option FAQ has all the answers about how dropping to Preferred affects guild leaders.

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Indy-Solo! Thanks to Javadoggy, Benjamin and Johnny for entering.

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Tuesday 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. Community

Thanks to our latest Ootini Patron: Jedi Zen!

5. The Academy

This week Swtorista explains how to set up operation nights, pvp nights, and roleplay nights… and ways to let your guildmates know about these events.

6. Force Feedback

Hawke suggests we support the effort to convince Netflix that an Old Republic TV series is worth investing in.

7. Outro

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

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 273

Plenty to talk about this week with the (early!) arrival of Game Update 4.7 and Chapter 16, along with the August Producer Livestream. Knights of the Fallen Empire is done, very much setting the stage for Knights of the Eternal Throne!

1. Introduction

Chill has been having fun with the Prisma app on Facebook using a screenshot of Kaliyo:

Chill - Kaliyo (original)

Chill - Kaliyo 1

Chill - Kaliyo 2

Chill - Kaliyo 3

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Dave! Thanks to Pyrochenko for entering.

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Tuesday 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. Community

Thanks to our latest Ootini Patron: Andrew (SWTOR Economics)!

5. The Academy

This week Swtorista tells us how to go about creating a guild, including what you’ll need and what upgrades you can get for your guild; but most importantly, she’ll tell us what you should consider before making one.

6. Force Feedback

Apparently National S’mores Day is a thing! Johnny (Born to eat bacon) sent us this Star Wars take on it:

Jawa biscuits

7. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Martin (@FibroJedi, fibrojedi.me.uk) and Andrew (@SWTOREconomics, swtoreconomics.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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