OotiniCast Episode 76

Chill and Teo are joined by Hyp and Redna to discuss the latest news and our ongoing adventures on Makeb. As many are getting to level 55, we cover the initial steps in gearing up for hard mode Flashpoints and Operations.

1. Introduction

Hyp managed to get the following companion-related achievement while in a warzone. So to maximise your achievement accumulation, ensure you have a companion out before you enter!

HK achievement in a warzone

He was quite taken with the appearance of the following characters, particularly their helms:

Interesting armor 1

Interesting armor 2Teo’s male lowbie Sorcerer and Hyp’s female Sniper (Cyborgyna) in Ancient Hypergate, in the state of undress that became advisable with the (now fixed) naked bug.

Naked bug

Hyp’s Scoundrel, Pearlneck, looking… larger than life.


A little scenery from Makeb:

Makeb scenary

Hyp would love to get his hands on this pet, a miniature Star Destroyer:

Star Destroyer pet

Finally, some pictures of everyone’s favourite, Baldygina.

Baldy and HK Bad Baldy Statuesque Baldy

2. Trivia Question

This week’s questions is a “Who am I?” I have been credited on all six episodes of the Star Wars movies. I am also credited on all four Indiana Jones movies, even the one that shall not be named. I am credited on a Pixar movie. And I am credited on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 1 and 2. Though I am not credited in SWTOR, my influence is clear as a bell.  Who am I?

Please send your answer to ootinicast@gmail.com. Correct answers by next Wednesday will be put in a drawing to win a Taun Fawn code courtesy of BioWare and one of the latest full-size Cartel Packs.

3. The Holofeed

  • The Rise of the Hutt Cartel digital expansion launched for all players on Saturday evening, accompanied by a launch trailer (also on YouTube).
  • Patch 2.0.0b was deployed during regular maintenance on Tuesday, to fix the issues with reverse engineering color crystals and the naked bug in PvP.
  • While the investigation into the apparently lower TTK (time to kill) is ongoing, it was pointed out that the Expertise cap on healing is now 20% (up from 15% pre-2.0), making it equivalent to how it was before 2.0, as the Trauma healing effect is now 35% (up from 30%).
  • As part of the fix for the naked bug, Expertise was removed from Warhero and Elite Warhero PvP gear, along with its other stats being boosted, making it equivalent to PvE gear of the same item rating. There remains a bug such that the new PvE gear sets, when bolstered, will give better stats than the equivalent level 55 PvP gear; this will be fixed in patch 2.0.1, coming this Tuesday.
  • The caps on Classic, Basic and Planetary Commendations are being revised upwards in patch 2.0.1.
  • A performance issue is the reason our mission logs can hold a maximum of 25 missions.
  • The current issues with one time passwords are being addressed. This includes a change that has been deployed that extends their lifetime so they are less likely to be expired if the mail in which they are sent is delayed.
  • How crew skill missions work was clarified, and some issues were listed. Note that these new rules (e.g., only Bountiful and Rich missions will return an Artifact (Purple) quality mat on crit) only apply for the new 401-450 range.
  • A couple of world designers describe the new Macrobinocular and Seeker Droid systems. They also provide some handy hints for how to most effectively use the Seeker Droids.

4. Community

If you have a Sith Assassin (or a Jedi Shadow), we recommend Mad Sith Assassin.

You can find Lance Cadiz regularly live-streaming his adventures at jediconsular.tv.

Megan (@StoleTarts) has written a review of the Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion.

If you are interested in some serious roleplaying, we recommend you join Clan Epsis, on the Jung Ma server (US east coast RP/PvP).

Finally, in Kuze’s Korner, Datacron videos for all the starting planets will soon be available.

5. Force Feedback

We discuss tweets from @madmar_sith (be sure to follow him back to join the #swtorfamily!), @GregCarter78 (Greg Carter), @woutergrys, @Geldarion (co-host of Corellian Run Radio), @AspisVodox, @joseph_foran, @TheTurg (Terg), @JediKrackr, @terencemyers, @masterbearjedi (Raz), @ForceChuckle, @roguish98 (Matt Roberts), @rbleamon (Ray Leamon), @EmpireDivider (Chong), @Dimbo56 (SWTOR Mayor), @hadrian9 (Mikhael Lombard), and emails from Quaza Impsbane, Rose and Baffle.

Greg Carter suggests the following rules for the OotiniCast Drinking Game. Please feel free to send us your additions. While listening to the show, anytime one of the following happens, take a drink!

  • Hyp requests BioWare give him/everyone Cartel Coin compensation
  • Red has some sort of in-game bug
  • Hyp requests day/night cycles or starship/fighter inertia
  • Teo responds to one of Hyp’s suggestions with “Yeah… not gonna happen” (or just “Yeah” and moves on)
  • Hyp refers to Makeb as some kind of scab
  • Anyone says “Super Secret Space Project”
  • Chill skips the Sarlacc Digest
  • Red complains about the Inquisitor storyline
  • Teo makes a correct prediction for a patch date

Ray Leamon refers us to Dulfy’s SWTOR Dreadseed and Star Forager armor locations guide, to help you obtain these sets using your Seeker Droid.

@JediKrack’s visual guide to the Priority Transport Terminal outside each class’s hangar on the Fleet:

Priority Transport near the Smuggler hangar

Chong is quite taken with the helmet which appears to be just a toothpick!

Chong toothpick helm

As discussed in the show, you can now find Hyp’s Marauder, Baldygina, on Twitter.

Baldy on Twitter

6. Sarlacc Digest

Using Dulfy’s most excellent SWTOR Level 55 endgame gearing guide, we discuss the initial stages of gearing for characters that have got to level 55.

7. Outro

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

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. We are a proud member of the TOR Syndicate! You can subscribe to us on iTunes and Zune, and listen to us on Stitcher and Radio Paragon.



OotiniCast Episode 76 — 1 Comment

  1. I think one podcast a week on a consistent basis is great right now. You guys are Real troopers for doing one every week and I think there is good content overall throughout the show. Kudos to Chill and Teo for keeping the show moving along and not getting too far side-tracked usually.

    I don’t think the podcasts should be any longer than they usually are now. However, I do like the additions of “Expert” reviews and guides such as Kuze’s Corner or Red’s break-down of Tanks about 10 shows back. Or like Chill’s interview with a developer the week before 2.0 launched. There’s enough material in some of those to be a Small 20-30 min side podcast every-other week, filling in-between the main podcasts. Food for thought.

    Thanks OotiniCast!

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