OotiniCast Episode 178

Game Update 3.0 and early access to the Shadow of Revan expansion are here! We talk about how we’re finding it so far. There’s also a brief discussion about the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


1. Introduction

Details about Charlie’s competition can be found in the first episode of his Sith Warrior playthrough of the Shadow of Revan expansion.

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Caranome! Thanks to Jegger for entering.

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Wednesday for a chance to win an M8-R3 code, courtesy of BioWare, and an OotiniCast-provided Cartel Market pack from the latest shipment.

3. Holofeed

  • Game Update 3.0 was deployed on Tuesday during a five hour maintenance, with a few known issues noted.
  • Andrew Horwitz (Associate Producer) welcomed us to the early access week for the Shadow of Revan expansion.
  • The solo mode for the four Forged Alliances Tactical Flashpoints, and the two new Flashpoints on Rishi, is only accessible once as part of the story mission chain. More information about their reasoning and how to remedy issues preventing access to solo mode can be found here.
  • Eric Musco explains why you may find yourself having to pay again to retrain abilities that you’d apparently already trained.
  • Along with Bounty Contract Week returning on Tuesday 9 December, it seems that the Life Day event will be starting on Tuesday 16 December, and that the Gree event is “not too far away”.
  • Developer blogs were published for Gunslingers/Snipers and Scoundrels/Operatives, and David Demaree and Eric Musco did their fourth and last livestream to cover this set of Advanced Classes.
  • With the third anniversary of the game looming, BioWare has published another infographic with some mind-blowing stats about SWTOR!
  • The new Star Wars movie coming 18 December next year now has a teaser trailer! You can find plenty of analysis of it out there, along with some crazy extrapolations based on the new “Crusader sword” style of lightsaber.

4. Community

You can find Kuze’s summary on how to obtain the new main stat datacrons in Game Update 3.0 here.

A few prominent contributors to the SWTOR community have banded together to create torcommunity.com, a hub for all kinds of information, guides and discussion about the game.

Ferrous Terran (@FerrousTerran) has created a Facebook group for our guild. All are welcome!

5. Force Feedback

LethalXBacon tells us that SWTOR has made it into the Guinness Book of Records (the Gamer’s Edition, at least):

LethalXBacon - Guinness world record

6. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Redna (@R3DN4, twitch.tv/r3dn4) and Kranitoko (@Kranitoko, youtube.com/KranitokoGames).

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 and Spreaker. We record the show live every Wednesday at 4:30pm Pacific, goto ootinicast.com/live to find out how to join in!


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