OotiniCast Episode 200

Plenty of news, including the deployment of Game Update 3.1.2, featuring the Low Slash bug, the latest quality of life improvements from Game Update 3.2 on the PTS, and much more.

1. Introduction

This week we welcome two new guests, Jeremy and Sechari.

Jeremy’s (@Darksplat) gaming history started with a Commodore 16 (I didn’t know that was a thing!), and he’s always been a Sega console fanboy (with such hits as DaytonaUSA). His first and only MMO prior to SWTOR was Lego Universe. He’s currently a proud member of the Ewokalypse Now (Republic) and Warchild (Empire) guilds on The Harbinger.

Sechari (@iamsechari) is a streamer, hosting his show The Inner Sanctum on most nights starting at 10pm Central Time (US) on his Twitch channel, twitch.tv/sechari. Be sure to like his Facebook page! He’s the guildmaster of the Vindictive guild (Empire) on The Bastion.

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Nightmare of Prophecy of the Five! Thanks to Flox, Avisans and Mariarchi for entering.

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

3. Holofeed

  • Game Update 3.1.2 was deployed on Tuesday morning (US). On Thursday morning, Patch 3.1.2 was deployed to fix the Low Slash bug.
  • During the discussion about BioWare priorities for fixing bugs, Jeremy references this forum thread about the still-broken 4-piece bonus for healing Commandos and Mercenaries.
  • The double XP week that is running in conjunction with Star Wars Celebration (16-19 April) starts on Thursday 16 April at 11am PDT (7pm BST, Thu 4am AEST) and concludes on Tuesday 21 April at midnight PDT (Wed 8am BST, 5pm AEST).
  • My Reddit post that details how the XP boosts, guild XP bonus and five tiers of Legacy unlocks work with double XP can be found here.
  • The combat team gave their promised update on the current state of Marauders and Sentinels, with a follow-up post clarifying the analysis of the data used to support their reasoning.
  • The last update to Game Update 3.2 was applied on the PTS.
  • There are many promising ideas for improving the Collections UI in this forum thread. Please add own, as BioWare is actively looking at this!
  • Courtney Woods (Writer) has written another story, Regrets, featuring Theron Shan and his father, Jace Malcom.
  • You can use this page to pre-register for community events, including the upcoming Community Cantina to be held at Star Wars Celebration. They will be verifying that those in the pre-registration line at the Cantina did in fact pre-register, by checking usernames and email addresses. While pre-registration does not guarantee entry, BioWare is confident that their venue capacity should be sufficient.
  • The six Star Wars movies will be available for purchase as digital download on Friday 10 April from various retailers. There is now an awesome trailer with scenes from all six movies.

4. Community

Thanks to our first Ootini Patrons: Aaree, Mat3, XamXam, Master Jedi, Chong, ForceChuckle, Greg, Ragetti and Pallais. You too can patronize us on Patreon!

KeyboardNinja’s ideal tank stat distribution post on the official forums has been updated. You can always find it linked from our sidebar.

TOR Community’s effort to replicate the functionality of the defunct Ask Mr Robot and TORHead have borne some initial fruit with item tooltips. This Reddit post provides further guidance on getting them going on your web site.

5. Force Feedback

Here is the Sandcrawler deco used by Kuze that he mentioned in episode 198:

Kuze - Sandcrawler deco

If you have any suggestions for a good gaming laptop in the $800-1000 price range, please help Bear out by replying in this forum thread.

Chong is shopping for a new lightsaber, and is currently quite taken by the “Sword of Omens” hilt.

Chong - new light saber

Chong and Bill are both attending Star Wars Celebration:

Chong - celebration pass

Chong’s pass


Bill - celebration pass

Bill’s (cooler) pass

And so it begins:

Chong - Bill and Chong's excellent adventure

Jason Willis sent us this picture of the 8 foot wide Lego Death Star at Legoland in California:

JasonW - Lego Death Star

Here is Jeremy’s vast array of Star Wars collectibles:

Jeremy_Younger SW Collection

6. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Jeremy (@Darksplat) and Sechari (@iamsechari, twitch.tv/sechari).

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!



OotiniCast Episode 200 — 7 Comments

  1. I was wondering how some guilds were getting hundreds of thousands of conquest points right as the conquest starts. If you save up a bunch of crafting supplies for a bunch of different war supply items, you can q up all of your companions and have them begin the crafting process before the conquest week begins but make sure you log out before they complete the craft. When you next log-in you gain all of the conquest points, so as long as you plan to log in when the next conquest starts you can potentially gain tons of points right away. It will often prevent other guilds from bothering if you get a big enough start. I assume this is the only way people are starting conquest weeks off with so many points

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