OotiniCast Episode 94

We discuss the latest news, including Alex Modny’s blog post about warzone arenas in Game Update 2.4. In our discussion, Ham presents his guide for making the most credits from your monthly stipend of Cartel Coins.

1. Introduction

2. Trivia question

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Christopher P!

3. Holofeed

  • On Thursday, Game Update 2.3.0a was deployed to fix an issue where credit towards the CZ-198 weekly was not being given for the two new CZ-198 Flashpoints.
  • Game Update 2.3.0b, a client-side only patch that required no server downtime, was deployed on Friday.
  • A marathon 12-hour maintenance was scheduled for Tuesday as part of merging the APAC servers with those on the US west coast, though the servers were back up after only 5 hours! According to Amber Green, the “merges were super smooth”, due to “folks who took great care and everything went really well. Better than planned, you might say.”
  • Bounty Contract Week started sometime early Wednesday morning (US time). Please see Hru’s guide for all you could possibly want to know about the event!
  • You can now connect your SWTOR account to Facebook using the new Facebook Connect service. This appears to allow you to (a) send referral invitations to your Facebook friends and (b) spam your friends with notifications of your various achievements while playing the game:
    • start to play
    • create a character
    • level up (though it’s only every 5 levels)
    • create a guild
    • join a guild
    • guild rank promotion
  • Ben Cloward, a Senior Technical Artist working on SWTOR, authored a blog post with some details about the palette upgrade introduced in Game Update 2.3.
  • The class representative initiative has borne its first fruit, with answers being provided for the three questions posed on behalf of Snipers and Sentinels.
  • Alex Modny’s much anticipated blog post describing how warzone arenas would work in Game Update 2.4 has finally been published. He then answered many, many player questions in the associated forum thread.

4. Community

Kuze intends to have his Nar Shaddaa datacron guide available this week! You can find his existing guides in Kuze’s Korner. He also provided the following screenshots for us to ponder:

Companion story bug

Companion story bug


I found where God got lazy

I found where God got lazy

On the edge of the world

On the edge of the world

PvP come and get me

PvP come and get me

Fastest ranked match ever

Fastest ranked match ever

Teo and Mosq

Teo and Mosq

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!), @K0h4ku (Amber Green), @DsanOB, @Casmas_, @Jacerish, @ForceChuckle, @ThePummeler, @ben_b55, @FerrousTerran, @JediKrackr, @terencemyers, @GregCarter78, @AckaanTalgala (Akaan Darasuum), @traviscread, @nicknightmoves, @BillLentz, @weihanthekidsun and @Jayconnell, emails from AmonRe, Green Armadillo (of the Player Versus Developer blog) and Eric, and comments from Tim and Dan.

Madmar’s proof that day/night cycles could work in SWTOR:

night can work

Ham provided the following links to help Eric with his Seeker Droid woes:

@ThePummeler provided the following proof of the tank with 50K health:

50K tank

AmonRe provided the video of their all-trooper run on Karagga’s Palace.

6. Sarlacc Digest

Ham’s guide to making a million out of 600 CCs

After spending loads of real life money (and I mean loads!), I decided to take a more tactical approach to how I spend my monthly stipend. Before we begin it’s worth noting that when you’re buying and selling on the GTN, time is of the essence. This is why I will be writing in to the podcast once bi-weekly to let all our listeners and guildmates know what the hot item is to sell with your monthly stipend.

The chart below is based on a 600 CC value: everything you see on it will cost 600 CC or less. Items on sale will not be listed, as they will be changing without notice. If you see something is not mentioned, it is because it was either more than 600 CC, or I could not find an accurate price for the item.


  • + Profit Made
  • * Massive Money Maker
  • – Negative/Equal Value Unless Time Permits
  • ? Not Found
Value Title Cartel Market Cost GTN Cost
Supreme Mogul’s Pack 320CC 195-210K
Archon’s Contraband Pack 320CC 190-210K
Vice Commandant’s Pack 320CC 190-210K
Enforcer’s Contraband Pack 320CC 289-300K
+ Regulator’s Contraband Pack 160CC 212-230K
+ Appearance Options: Human Hairstyle’s 1 240CC 350-380K
+ Appearance Options: Human Hair Colors 1 180CC 270-300K
* Appearance Options: White Eyes 100CC 150-175K
Treek Customization Bundle 300CC 245-270K
* Appearance Options: Mirialan tattoos 1 90CC 220-240K
+ Appearance Options: Chiss Customization 1 240CC 450K
Dye Module Kit 200CC 175-200K
? Ivory Horranth Pet 240CC ?
+ Carbonite Chamber 480CC 700K
Rancor Holo Replica 120CC 80K
Unlock Inventory Module 175CC 50K
Access Authorization: Section X 375CC 300K
Authorization Crew Member Appearance 325CC 79K
Additional Character Slot 600CC 107K
Authorization Event Equip Requisition 175CC 180K
? Additional Quick bar 200CC ?
Unlock: Guild Bank Access 600CC 333-350K
Unlock: Cargo Hold Access 475CC 210K
Unlock: Additional Cargo Bay 475CC 90K
Unlock: 10 GTN Sale Slots 100CC 54K
Unlock: Crew Skill Slot 420CC 63K
Improved Speeder 1 475CC 53K
Improved Speeder 2 225CC 138-150K
Improved Speeder 3 225CC 138-150K
Species Unlock: Cathar 600CC 450K
Species Unlock: Chiss 600CC 250K
? Species Unlock: Miraluka 600CC ?
Species Unlock: Mirialan 600CC 145K
Species Unlock: Rattataki 600CC 120K
? Species Unlock: Sith Pureblood 600CC ?
Species Unlock: Twi’lek 600CC 250K
Species Unlock: Zabrak 600CC 85K
Unlock: Unify Colors 210CC 69K
Customization Control: Legacy Name and Titles 50CC 31-50K
Display Character Titles 90CC 33-50K
Hide Head Slot 280CC 69K
Gamorrean Axe 225CC 168K
Credits Escrow: 600K 240CC 200K
Credits Escrow: 150K 80CC 110K
Credits Escrow: 50K 40CC 75K
5 Major Experience Boosts 360CC 70K per lot
1 Major Experience Boost 90CC 20K
1 Minor Experience Boost 60CC 45K
Fleet Pass 60CC 4.5K
Major Valor Boost 40CC 33k
? Medical Probes 400CC ?
Weekly Pass: Wz’s 240CC 90K
Weekly Pass: Flashpoints 240CC 90K
Weekly Pass: Space Missions 240CC 90K
Weekly Pass: Operation’s 240CC 194K
? Minor Valor Boost 30CC ?

If you haven’t figured out by looking at this list, you should notice that for any new SWTOR player there is a lot of good info in here as to what you should spend your beginning CCs on, or just save your credits for. The important thing to remember is that these numbers are in a constant flux, and it is worth taking a minute to do a quick search on the GTN to be sure what you plan on selling through the GTN is actually profitable.

7. Outro

Thanks to Redna (@R3DN4), Ham (@HamSammich509) 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.

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OotiniCast Episode 94 — 3 Comments

  1. Major kudos to Ham on the GTN/cartel quotes!! This is exceptionally useful information. Please keep this up Ham, you’ve got one listener/reader here who will always be looking forward to your reports.

    May the Cartel Coins be with You!

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