OotiniCast Episode 40

Chill, Teo and Hyp go over the latest news, including the announcement of when we can include the next operation, and our experiences with the second world event, the Grand Acquisitions Race! We also have the second hard mode guide for the level 50 in a hurry, covering Maelstrom Prison.

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

What rocker, famous both as a solo artist and band member, who became famous in the 1960s and is still performing today, sued Lucas because of something he had on his stage and one of his tour movie posters that he felt looked too close to a Star Wars race? Most people who see the movie assume that Star Wars came first, presumably because โ€˜Star Warsโ€™ was released before the tour movie.

If you are interested in being entered in the random drawing for a Tauntaun Fawn code, please send your answer to ootinicast@gmail.com.

4. The Holofeed
  • Patch 1.3.5a was deployed during an short unscheduled maintenance on Thursday.
  • The second world event, the Grand Acquisitions Race, is now live! It will continue until Tuesday 2am CDT. Pictured below is the Lobelot pet, which can be purchased using the event currency, or looted from the Smuggler’s Crates located all over Nar Shaddaa.
  • If you want to use a guide to help find some of the items in particularly obscure locations, we recommend Dulfy’s.
  • SWTOR had its own short segment during the EA press conference preceding GamesCon, featuring Matthew Bromberg (BioWare Austin’s General Manager). You can watch it on YouTube (clip will start with the SWTOR presentation).
  • The rumour that Dr Greg Zeschuk, one of the founders of BioWare, had left was unfounded; the truth was that after handing the reins of BioWare Austin to its new General Manager in May, Matthew Bromberg, he returned to BioWare Edmonton. His role as GM of BioWare Austin was always intended to be temporary, as his family had remained in Canada.
  • The last weekly Q&A is on the subject of the free-to-play change coming in November.
  • Speeders will be enabled while doing The Esseles Republic-only Flashpoint, to bring it into parity with the Black Talon, the equivalent Flashpoint on the Empire side.
  • Nightmare mode for Explosive Conflict is still coming! Our speculation is that’ll arrive along with the new operation, Terror from Beyond, in September.
  • Whatever incredible changes are coming to the space game are still on track! No ETA, but they’re still working on them. In the short term, we will have new level 50 space missions to keep us busy.
  • As of now, the Group Finder remains broken—in that you don’t get your 5 Black Hole Commendations upon completion—for pre-made groups of 4.
  • The cost to extract mods is going to be reduced… sometime soon.
  • For all you raid leaders out there, a readycheck feature is coming!
5. Force Feedback
  • We discuss tweets from @SithLordKorv, @rbleamon (Ray Leamon), @ForceChuckle, @BigDamn_Heroes (Dan), @IRBountyHunter (Arron Thornton), @terrencemyers, @bytorsnowdog (Snowy), @Dimbo56 and @Rrubb.
  • Daryl emails in to provide a detailed overview of what is sold in Turbine’s DDO’s in-game cash shop, giving some insight into the kind of items that BioWare might put in its own store when SWTOR goes free-to-play in November.
  • In a comment on episode 39, Steve lets us know that passing bound mods between one’s alts is not possible if using bind-on-equip orange gear, but can be done with bind-to-legacy items.
6. Force Feedback

We continue our series that provides hints and tips for the player who wants to get their daily Group Finder hard mode done in a hurry. This week we venture into another Republic-only Flashpoint, Maelstrom Prison.

Coming up next week, a Flashpoint shared by both factions: Directive 7.

7. Outro

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

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OotiniCast Episode 40 — 1 Comment

  1. About the cinematics.

    The three lengthy ones that were promoting the game before the launch were done by Blur studios which specializes in production of photorealistic in quality CG animations. While i’m an animator myself back in my country, i could take a guess that these could cost BW/EA around One Million USD easily.

    Given that and the past progress of the game i’ve heard that the local team of BW have done the HK-51 cinematic trailer, which was very close to Blur’s quality, but the complexity was much, much less in that.

    Moving on, the decision of making the F2P promo video as live action could also be the “money” fact, and i saw some pretty straightforward effects nowadays. But also i’m thinking the way they’ve done this is much more immersive for people to identify with and i’m hoping that indeed they’ll succeed with it.

    Spoken like a true fanboy, lol. But in fact, i am ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Cheers! ๐Ÿ™‚

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