OotiniCast Episode 97

Game Update 2.3.2 is here, which includes some wonderful quality-of-life improvements. We also discuss the Community Cantina in Seattle, which was attended by Chill and Redna.

1. Introduction

Thanks to @JediKrackr for providing this most excellent OotiniCast mug for Teo’s tea!

Krackr mug

2. Tip of the week

The Excel spreadsheet that @GregCarter78 uses to track which datacrons he’s obtained across his various characters is provided here, in case you’d like to adapt it for you own use. Thanks Greg!

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Thoss!

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Wednesday for a chance to win a Tawnfaun code, courtesy of BioWare, and an OotiniCast-provided Cartel Market pack from the latest shipment.

3. Holofeed

  • Game Update 2.3.2 was deployed on Wednesday morning (US time) during an extended downtime, due to problems with the new feature that would allow Cartel Coins to be purchased in-game (which was disabled pending its eventual fix).
  • Next week (Tuesday 10 September through Tuesday 17 September, Bounty Contract Week returns for the second time. It begins and ends at 5am CDT, 11am BST, 8pm AEST.
  • The two items that were listed in the Collections UI as being in the Freelancer’s and Contractor’s Bounty Packs, but not actually in the packs, will be effectively made available to all (sold for 1 credit from the Bounty Supply Reputation Vendor, though with no reputation requirement).
  • An issue that was preventing Cartel Coins from being granted for some achievements has been corrected, and the Cartel Coins retrospectively granted to those who missed out.
  • BioWare has partnered with MMORPG.com to do a promotion of ranked warzone arenas called Galactic Guild Battles, involving guilds willing to field teams to livestream their play on Twitch between September 12th and October 17th, with separate times for US and European servers. Each team requires 6 players (4 primary and 2 alternate). Applications close on September 8th!

4. Community

PJ sent us this screenshot of the Ootini Templars out in force:

Ootini Templars - ep 97

If you have any ideas on what we should do for our fast-approaching episode 100, please post on our forum.

We are still looking for segment names! Feel free to add your own ideas to our forums threads for what is currently known as the Tip of the week and Community Corner.

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!), @nicknightmoves, @TheMalgadar, @JediKrackr, @ForceChuckle, @ChazLobo, @ThePummeler, @Casmas_, @ArrTeaBee, @tweetieowl (Brightstar), @Enyonix, @KairiahMedens (David), @AckaanTalgala, @MichaelWearden and @TheTurg.

Here is @MichaelWearden’s rather unfortunate weapon malfunction:

Weapon malfunction

Here is @ThePummeler showing just how hard those smash monkeys can hit in Novarre Coast:


@ArrTeaBee has used his image manipulation skills to create screenshots containing all the characters from his legacy:

Western legacy

Our guildmate and fellow raider Terg obtained the following most glorious original artwork from Michael Phillips (Durden Art) while attending Burning Man:

Terg art

Skilrathos emailed us with his two new rides:

Vectron BL-37 Zephyr

Vectron BL-37 Zephyr

Morlinger Aggressor

Morlinger Aggressor

6. Sarlacc Digest

We discuss the Community Cantina held in Seattle, which was attended by Redna and Chill.

Chill, Red, Amber Green, Damion Schubert, Eric Musco

Chill, Redna, Amber Green, Damion Schubert, Eric Musco

Chill has an article in which he covers the Q&As that were held.

All attendees were presented with some swag:

loot from Cantina

A SWTOR-themed thumbdrive was included, and time it contained a single file, which was a teaser video for the Super Secret Space Project!


7. Outro

Thanks to 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 97 — 7 Comments

  1. I regularly listen to a few other weekly SWTOR podcasts/videocasts, but enjoy your show the most.

    While eagerly waiting for your latest podcast I decided to do a search of ALL the Swtor podcasts there as ever been.

    This is what I learned: 2 years ago there were a crap ton of SWTOR podcasts. Dozens and dozens. Now, most of them are gone or their podcasts are very infrequent.

    Of the podcasts that are left, I believe you guys have the Highest Consistent Quality. You have a strong Site with Great Hosts and good regular guests and contributors. Audio quality is much better than most of the others too. You have engaging chats and a consistent format that entertains throughout the show. I like that there are usually more discussions than childish Rants and that usually someone plays devil’s advocate for additional perspective.

    Other shows/sites might be more well known, but yours is the best for a gamer who loves SWTOR.

    I love Friday’s at work, because that is when I listen to your show.

    May the Cartel Coins be with you!

    – Oxi-jin

  2. Hi guys.
    Alas, I don’t have a tip of the week. But I sure could use a tip to answer this challenge…. How do I find the body?
    I primarily play a Scoundrel Sawbones, level 55. I have moderate success at keeping myself and others in PUG groups alive, but I have yet to begin running any Hardmode ops, as I’m still only in 66-mods.
    Anyway, on those occasions when another party member dies, I have as one of my abilities an “in combat” revival. I have only used this on a few occasions, much to the dismay of my group members, due to my problem….which is…. How do I find the body?
    I’m running around throwing heals at the remaining 2 players, blaster bolts are flying, lightsabers are flashing, monsters are jumping up an down, the screen is shaking, I’m starting to take damage…and I have to somehow find where the dead player body is located, get close enough, click on the body, then hit the revive button. And he will need massive heals when he/she pops back active. What are the tricks to getting this done? The mini map does not seem to be adequate to the vector I need.
    (What we need is a “red” light of death shooting into the heavens like we have for other objects, then I could maneuver to towards that).
    Hope you guys have some thoughts.
    Look forward to your shows each week. Keep up the great work. I’ll buy an Ootini mug for my coffee when you have them ready!!
    Tim (Gasguy192)

  3. Quote of the Week 97: ‘Are you getting faster using a telephone keypad as a result’? -Hyp asking Teo about his Naga skills

    Yeah Hyp the naga does make you faster on a phone keypad; but only when holding it sideways.

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