OotiniCast Episode 90

We discuss the latest happenings in SWTOR, including the class representatives initiative, and the revelations of what is (and apparently isn’t, at least so far) in Game Update 2.4.

1. Introduction

Chill has been actively using TORAssisant, and highly recommends giving it a try. While it may appear to be a scene from the rioting in his home city of Belfast, Hyp believes that the following is actually a new “capture the flag” mechanic for Huttball:

Riot inspired Huttball mechanic idea

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, our Aussie guildmate Casmas!

3. Holofeed

  • Patch 2.2.2a was deployed during Tuesday regular maintenance.
  • Community-nominated class representatives will be appointed, who will provide focused feedback on their respective Advanced Class to the development team. Eric Musco provided responses to some of the concerns raised about the idea. He also explained how these representatives will not be doing the community team’s job for them. The initial choices have been made from those nominated.
  • It seems that some toy items (such as the Pocket Sarlacc) may bind to you if you use another item of the same type.
  • Game Update 2.3 on the PTS has been updated, including making the Bounty Contract Week live so that it can be tested.
  • There’s an esoteric bug with becoming stuck after conversations. The workaround is to dismiss your companion or to remove his gloves (yes, really).
  • A workaround is available to a PvP queue appearing to be stuck.
  • On Monday 15 July, BioWare celebrated the 10th anniversary of the release of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic with a post from James Ohlen (KOTOR – 10 Years Later) and by selling the “Revan’s Heir” title on the Cartel Market. Polygon also covered the anniversary.

4. Community

James Davidson has announced that he plans to shut down his TORParse site on 27 July if no one can be found to hand it over to. If you happen to be a developer with time to spare and an interest in keeping TORParse alive, please get in touch with James before it’s too late! For Gaddock Teeg‘s latest PTS videos covering the CZ-198 dailies and Bounty Contract Week, we recommend subscribing to his YouTube channel. For those interested in joining Ootini Fight Club for some endgame PvP, please contact Chong by email (empiredivider@gmail.com).

5. Force Feedback

We discuss tweets from @swtorfamily (be sure to follow him back to join the #swtorfamily!), @TheTurg (Terg), @joseph_foran, @ForceChuckle, @ChazLobo, @JeggerTAP, @1BigBore (Bill Looper), @FurtaDurta, @hadrian9 (Mikhael Lombard), @grimrok, @TrueBluecoltfan (Erin Magill), @EmpireDivider (Moff Chong), @Andrew_Birkin, @GregCarter78, @JediKrackr, @Geldarion (co-host of Corellian Run Radio), @Arveshet (John Long), @StoleTarts (Megan), @HawtRepublic (Njessi) and @terencemyers, an email from Môrriah, and a comment from OryansBelt. Here is the Stinky Footboard recommended by Erin Magill:

Stinky footboard   Moff Chong has once again caught a companion behaving inappropriately:

HK checking out Scorpio

6. Sarlacc Digest

Bruce Maclean has provided an update to how BioWare is going with their development during the Summer of SWTOR. This includes Game Update 2.4’s scheduled deployment on 1 October (which they realise isn’t in summer!). While PvE-focused players will be happy to discover it will include two new operations, the only listed PvP feature is 4v4 deathmatch-style arenas. Eric Musco assures us that there is indeed more content for PvP players planned! Given the hype around Game Update 2.4 being the “PvP patch” with an apparent (at least for now) lack of PvP content, Terg is keeping his expectations for the Super Secret Space Project low:

SSSP expectations

7. Outro

Thanks to Redna (@R3DN4) 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 Radio4Gamers.



OotiniCast Episode 90 — 4 Comments

  1. I tried using TOR assistant for barrage procs on my merc but it was so slow I had plenty of time to see it buy the time it made a noise.

  2. whoever the dingus is with the dingus voice is unbearable. would listen to the crappy fleet music (and kenny G) for thousands of hours over his cartoon dufus comments and voice.

  3. Can’t wait to play on the new Belfast CTF map. Perhaps those water cannons are part of a new Bounty Hunter Aquatech spec. I can see the SWTOR home page now: Play the New Aquatech – time to get wet!!! That’s a freebie BW 🙂

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