OotiniCast Episode 8

Our guests this week are Neth and Oni, joining your hosts Chill and Teo to discuss the latest news, go in-depth on crew skills, and finally engage in a lively debate on the slicing nerf.

1. Introduction
2. Question to the panel
3. Trivia question
  • This week’s challenge: The phrase ‘Blue Harvest’ doesn’t appear in the Star Wars movies, yet that is what Family Guy called their first Star Wars hour-long parody show. Why is ‘Blue Harvest’ an appropriate Star Wars parody name?
  • If you are interested in being entered in the random drawing for an in-game prize offered on Republic-side Space Slug, please send your answer to ootinicast@gmail.com
4. The Holofeed
  • Patch 1.0.2 went live during this week’s maintenance on Wednesday; it was followed by further patches over the subsequent days to fix further bugs and exploits
  • BioWare posts that the elusive bug that prevents some players from seeing guild/party chat has had a fix identified, and will be patched very shortly
  • James Ohlen talks about BioWare’s process for priortising how fast bugs are fixed, and when those fixes are deployed
  • Patch 1.1 is now available on the PTS, and includes a new Flashpoint (Kaon Under Siege), four new bosses for the operation Karagga’s Palace, and much more!
  • A native OS X version of the SWTOR client may be coming (sooner or later) for Macs, according to the BioWare doctors
  • Stephen Reid talks about recent bans for credit farming and people identified as exploiting the game
  • BioWare quashes a fake post that said they were banned for dancing outside of special “Dance Zones”
5. Force Feedback
  • We discuss tweets from @sterlinglee38, @AndrewBruhl, @delonbellmont, @Buggerwow, @altwowEU, @Draezoth, @CarlosAlejandre.
  • We express our appreciation for Ben CC’s comment about episode 7.
  • Snowy emails us, and subsequently discusses his first successful foray into PvP healing.
  • Mursie (Jedi Shadow on the Belgoth’s Beacon server) tells us about a datacron available on each faction’s fleet that provides a +10 to all stats (currently bugged for the Republic, apparently).
6. The Sarlacc Digest


  • Diplomacy
    • Medical Supplies, light/dark side points, companion gifts
  • Investigation
    • Researched Compounds, prototype schematics, companion gifts
  • Treasure Hunting
    • Gemstones, lockboxes, companion gifts
  • Underworld Trading
    • Underworld Metal, Luxury Fabric, companion gifts


  • Bioanalysis
    • Biochemical Sample, Biochemical Compound
  • Scavenging
    • Scavenged Compounds, Scavenged Metals
  • Archaeology
    • Power Crystal, Artifact Fragment, Color Crystal
  • Slicing
    • lockboxes, Cybertech schematics, mission discovery objects
    • augments


  • Synthweaving
    • uses Power Crystal, Artifact Fragment [Archaeology]
    • uses Underworld Metal, Luxury Fabric [Underworld Trading]
    • feet, legs, waist, chest, wrists, head for Jedi Knights and Jedi Consulars, Sith Warriors and Sith Inquisitors
  • Armormech
    • uses Power Crystal, Artifact Fragment [Archaeology]
    • uses Underworld Metal [Underworld Trading]
    • feet, legs, waist, chest, wrists, head for Smugglers and Troopers, Imperial Agents and Bounty Hunters
  • Armstech
    • uses Scavenged Compounds, Scavenged Metals [Scavenging]
    • uses Researched Compounds [Investigation]
    • mods (Barrel)
    • weapons (Assault Cannon, Blaster Rifle, Blaster Pistol, Techstaff, Techblade, Electrostaff, Vibroknife, Scattergun)
  • Artifice
    • uses Power Crystal, Artifact Fragment, Color Crystal [Archaeology]
    • uses Gemstones [Treasure Hunting]
    • mods (Color Crystal, Hilt, Enhancement)
    • offhand (Shield Generator, Focus)
    • weapons (Lightsaber)
    • relics
  • Cybertech
    • uses Scavenged Compounds, Scavenged Metals [Scavenging]
    • uses Underworld Metal [Underworld Trading]
    • mods (Armoring, Mod)
    • droid equipment (Sensor, Parts, Motor, Core)
    • ear
    • grenades, bombs
    • ship equipment (Armor Plating, Beam Generator, Shield Generator, Shield Booster, Missile Launcher, Capacitor)
    • Portable Transport Beacon
    • speeder
  • Biochem
    • uses Biochemical Sample, Biochemical Compound [Bioanalysis]
    • uses Medical Supplies [Diplomacy]
    • stims (long-term stat boost)
    • adrenal (short-term stat boost)
    • medpacs
    • implants
7. Outro

Skove, a regular guest on the show, tweets on behalf of his guild via @ItsATrapTOR. His post “Warzone Commendations and how to spend them” is well worth reading if you’re doing PvP!

Thanks to Neth (@Nethwench) and Oni (@Freakin_Ninja) for joining us this week.

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OotiniCast Episode 8 — 2 Comments

  1. Another enjoyable podcast from the team, keep up the good work.

    A good discussion on the game’s economy at the end (although the argument in support of slicing was badly flawed). It seemed to overlook that Slicing creates inflation because the credits come from the game, whereas all the other crew skills the credits come from the game population (in other words re-distribution of wealth). Because slicing seemed so lucrative, more people did it which fuelled early game inflation. If left unchecked it would have led to hyper-inflation that would have made the in-game credit sinks meaningless.

    It was always going to be nerfed, especially at level cap, if hyper-inflation was to be avoided. Slicing allows people to completely bypass the GTN as a means to gain credits.
    The mission system for gathering is not great as some missions simply reward items that are more cheaply bought from vendors. This means avoiding those missions, they probably should be removed to be honest.

    While the price of speeders seems high at the moment, consider where the economy will be in 6 months or so.

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