OotiniCast Episode 39

Hyp joins Chill and Teo to discuss the latest news, including the sudden flurry of activity on the official forums. Our discussion this week is the first of our hard mode guides for the level 50 in a hurry, covering Taral V.

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

Congratulations to the winner, Gary Foster!

4. The Holofeed
  • Patch 1.3.5 was deployed during an extended (6 hour) maintenance on Tuesday.
  • Unfortunately the patch introduced at least two issues, one preventing the third encounter in the Explosive Conflict op from being completed, the other affecting pre-made groups using the Group Finder, occasionally preventing anyone from receiving their 5 Black Hole Commendations.
  • Every character on a destination server should have received their reward for transferring (or for being on the destination server to start with!). Make sure to check your mail on all your toons! Note that the box containing the rewards requires at least level 20 to open—pre-20 toons received the box, they just have to bank it until they hit level 20.

  • SWTOR will be at GamesCom in Cologne, Germany. The convention runs from Thursday 16th August through to Sunday 19th. There will also be some SWTOR news during the EA Press Conference being held before the convention kicks off on Tuesday 14th August.
  • Joveth Gonzalez, SWTOR’s community manager, provides an update on the (once again) revamped community team. He confirms that James Ohlen and Daniel Erickson, who’ve been very quiet of late, are indeed still working on SWTOR.
  • Allison Berryman indicates that an effort is being made to improve the tone of the official forums, reducing the tolerance of negativity and uncivil behaviour.
  • Hall Hood, Lead Writer for SWTOR, was interviewed on episode 43 of Bombad Radio (Facebook, iTunes), the official podcast for TGC (The Gungan Council), a Star Wars RP forum community. Well worth listening to!
  • Analyst Michael Pachter of Wedbush Securities was characterised by GamesIndustry International as being “incorrigibly positive” about the future success of SWTOR now that it’s embraced the free-to-play model.
5. Force Feedback
  • Hru emails us to ask about whether it’ll be possible to earn Cartel Coins in-game, in addition to purchasing them in bundles for real money and subscribers receiving them as a monthly stipend. He also speculates that the travel restrictions placed on free players may include requiring that speeder piloting be unlocked with Cartel Coins.
6. Force Feedback

In this first of our series that provides hints and tips for the player who wants to get their daily Group Finder hard mode done in a hurry, we discuss Taral V.

Assuming the format is deemed acceptable by our listeners, we’ll be covering Maelstrom Prison next week!

7. Outro

Thanks to Hyp (@Hypknotoad) for joining us this week.

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OotiniCast Episode 39 — 4 Comments

  1. Thank you for letting me know! In thinking it through afterwards, I suspected this might be the case. However, what I do believe will work is using a bind-to-legacy orange item purchasable from the vendors on Coruscant. As you’ve already checked the BoE case, I’ll try it with a bind-to-legacy item. They may also prevent this case, most likely by not allowing a bind-to-legacy item to be mailed while it contains a bound mod… but maybe not. We will see. 🙂

    • This has been on dulfy for ages, but I thought they patched it so you can’t do it any more, but now I check Dulfy does actually say use legacy gear.

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