OotiniCast Episode 125

Player housing will be arriving sooner than we thought! In Game Update 2.8, early access will begin for Galactic Strongholds, SWTOR’s second free-to-play digital expansion. We discuss all the details we have so far, with plenty of speculation about what is yet to come.


1. Introduction

Teo is using the Sith Lords Restored Content Mod (version 1.8.2) in his playthrough of KOTOR2.

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Jaylan!

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 2.6.2 was deployed during a long (7.5 hours) maintenance on Tuesday. The extended duration was due to technical housekeeping rather than the volume of the content being added and/or changed.
  • The double XP weekend that ended on Saint Patrick’s Day was marred by issues granting only normal (not doubled) XP to groups going through Kuat Drive Yards, and no XP at all to some group compositions in Flashpoints. The latter issue was resolved in Game Update 2.6.2. Another double XP weekend will be scheduled soon, hopefully (but not necessarily) after the Kuat Drive Yards issue is also fixed.
  • Some in-game graphical glitches that can be encountered, such as missing or delayed textures when zoning into new areas or after a new patch, can be due to the streaming client (identified by “ST” written in the bottom left corner of the Launcher once you’ve logged in), which can be resolved by following these instructions.
  • Following the Community Cantina that will be held this Saturday (22 March) in Boulder, Colorado, the next Community Cantina will be in Boston, Massachusetts on Friday 11 April.

4. Community

Hru provided the following screenshots of his two Bounty Brokers Association mounts which he has finally acquired. Each required 50 Completed Bounty Contracts!

bba 50 contract mounts

Karen (@chibiseira) requested that we refer players looking for a guild on the Republic side of the Jedi Covenant server to GAF (Gaming Age Forum). You can find more information here.

5. Force Feedback

We discuss tweets, emails and comments from @AlrauneSWtOR, @Heather_PLS, Dracko, @ForceChuckle, Jay (@Jayconnell), Spero, Dan, Zombiesalmon, Shammar (of the Old Republic Dads guild on The Shadowlands), Hawk, Jeff (@jeffyjaws), @Kee_Chak, Terg (@TheTurg), Socordia and Greg.

For Graham (Awesome) Sellars of the EU server Red Eclipse, @AlrauneSWtOR suggests the guild DayCrawlers, while Dracko recommends NorDev and Wookies are Chewy.

Zombiesalmon provides this spreadsheet as a possible tool for potential credit-seeking entrepreneurs.

Thanks to our friend Dan for his audio submission. He also provided the following screenshot showing an incredibly close GSF match of Domination, which his team won 1000 to 998:

Dan - Closest Match Ever

6. Sarlacc Digest

We discuss the next free-to-play digital expansion, Galactic Strongholds, which will arrive for Subscribers in Game Update 2.8 on 24 June. You can see its trailer on YouTube.

7. Outro

Thanks to Jacob (@deltiasgamingtwitch.tv/deltiasgamingdeltiasgaming.com) and Redna (@R3DN4, twitch.tv/r3dn4) 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. You can subscribe to us on iTunes, and listen to us on Stitcher.



OotiniCast Episode 125 — 1 Comment

  1. Congrats Guys on episode #125, another new Milestone! Also, I just Laugh every time at Chill’s different Star Wars related opening. Love that.

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