OotiniCast Episode 23

This week, Chill and Teo and joined by Agi, Oni and (gatecrashing) Hyp to discuss the latest news in the aftermath of Game Update 1.2’s release, including the Rakghoul Outbreak live event!

1. Introduction
2. Question to the panel
3. Trivia question

This week’s challenge: Storm troopers in Star Wars are left-handed. We know this because they all sign their mortgage checks with their left hands. Just kidding! They hold their guns left-handed. The lore explanation is that they are all cloned from the same person. Let’s not bicker and argue about all the issues that raises. After all, there is also a non-lore explanation. What is it?

If you are interested in being entered in the random drawing for an in-game prize (this week not limited to characters on the Space Slug server), please send your answer to ootinicast@gmail.com.

4. The Holofeed
  • Patch 1.2.0b was deployed during Tuesday’s maintenance.
  • SWTOR.com has a new look!
  • The free character transfers promised for late April commence on 24 April. If you’re eligible, you’ll need to specify which characters you want moved before then. More information can be found in the FAQ.
  • James Ohlen told Darth Hater that server mergers, as a solution to helping populate low-pop servers, were off the table during an interview at PAX East. However, Daniel Erickson subsequently told NowGamer that they were very much an option, though character transfers would be used first to help balance server populations.
  • In this week’s poll, James Ohlen wants to know what players would like the Group Finder (definitely coming in Game Update 1.3, though it will be limited to finding players on the same server) to handle first.
  • The Rakghoul Outbreak live event is keeping players busy this week, though it concludes on 24 April. Head to Tatooine before it’s gone!
  • Daniel Erickson let players know that some short-term changes to warzones would be patched very shortly.
5. Force Feedback
  • We discuss tweets from @weihanthekidsun (Weihan Sun), @wrxlvr (Arron Thornton), @toliman (Joli), @Nethwench (Neth), @sterlinglee38 (Sterling), @ChewUI_SWTOR, @D_Willoughby (DeWayne Willoughby) and @Freakin_Ninja (Oni).
6. Outro

Thanks to Agi (@Agitarsi), Oni (@Freakin_Ninja) and Hyp (@Hypknotoad) for joining us this week.

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. We are a proud member of the TOR Syndicate! Subscribe to us on iTunes, and watch for us in your Bind on Equip feed.



OotiniCast Episode 23 — 2 Comments

  1. Trivia Question Answer:

    In the 1977 film “Star Wars” by George Lucas, most of the Stormtroopers are left-handed. That is because of how the weapons are constructed. Their weapons are based on a real weapon, essentially the Sterling L2A3 9mm SMG (sub-machine gun) a military weapon developed in the late 1940s in the UK and adopted by the British and Canadian Armies in the 1950s. The magazine is on the left-hand side of the stormtroopers weapons. This construction caused it to hit the stormtroopers in the chest. Therefore they have to switch grip of the weapon, which made them look like left handed stormtroopers. The curved left entry side mounted magazine was removed and replaced with a much smaller version, and that was as much as it was modified for the film.

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