OotiniCast Episode 219

Plenty of discussion this week about the latest Knights of the Fallen Empire news emerging from Gamescom, including several interviews with James Ohlen and the Q&A sessions from both days of the Community Cantina.

1. Introduction

OotiniCast hosted the August edition (#8) of the Galactic Gamers Coalition: “The MMO bits”. You can subscribe to its feed using iTunes or RSS, and follow them on Twitter using @SWTORGGC.

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Avon of the Dark Sith guild on The Harbinger!

Please send your tips to ootinicast@gmail.com by next Tuesday for a chance to win a Taunfawn or M8-3R droid code, courtesy of BioWare, and an OotiniCast-provided Cartel Market pack from the latest shipment.

3. Holofeed

  • EA published its quarterly report (Form 10-Q) for the period ending 30 Jun 2015.
  • Eric Musco (Community Manager) reminded players that any mention of data-mined information, or data-mining techniques is strictly prohibited on the official forums.
  • Out-of-date content (including the Elder Game Guide and Galaxy Map) is being removed from SWTOR.com.
  • James Ohlen gave several interviews while at Gamescom:
  • Dulfy has an excellent summary of the Q&As from both days of the Gamescom Community Cantina, including additional information provided from direct discussions with the developers.

4. Community

Thanks to our latest Ootini Patrons: Jason (@Zman_TheGamer) and Roderick!

Thanks also to JSarc’s (@BornToEatBacon) son for providing this week’s Ootini Rage.

XamXam (@Rach_Games) has authored an analysis of the “Become the Outlander” gameplay trailer on her blog. Charlie (@Kranitoko) has also published his own analysis of the trailer in this video.

5. Force Feedback

Greg wonders if anyone has come across this Sith dual-wielding a double-bladed lightsaber and a regular lightsaber:

Greg - Badass Sith

6. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Turg (@TheTurg, @OotiniWarRoom) and Kuze (@kuze_roh, YouTube).

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 219 — 4 Comments

  1. Good lord you guys are negative. I dont think I heard a single positive remark about the game in that last podcast. Won’t be returning, you nearly made me noticibly depressed

    • Thanks for your feedback. Just out of curiosity, did you listen to the edited MP3, or watch the YouTube or Twitch version?

      Ironically, given your comment, OotiniCast has always been generally optimistic and positive. It’s kind of what we’re known for. Listening back to 219, I don’t believe we were negative, though that’s obviously in the ear of the listener! My approach has always been pragmatic, constructive and as educated as possible commentary. We (at least Chill and I) will never bash the game or its developers; it’s just not in our personalities. Our guests can sometimes be more negative, though I usually cut anything too bad in post-production.

      In terms of KotFE, I am skeptical of putting the spotlight so fully on story, with only vague hints that there’ll be more “MMO bits” coming late. I’m going to wait and see how it plays out, because I love SWTOR and Star Wars.

      Best wishes for the future! May the Force serve you well.

  2. Love the show guys!! Would love if you could start a segment geared towards those of us who are relative “Ops” newbs. For example, maybe a segment on optimizing augments or on proper rotations, etc….

    That being said, I checked out the speeder from the most recent Cantina pack and there are indeed 3 “easter eggs” or New Hope references!!! 1. as pointed out in the episode, the color of the speeder matches the X-Wings in a New Hope. 2. If you zoom in and look at the display in front of your character, it resembles the targeting computer on the trench run! 3. The dome of an R2 unit can be seen on the top of the speeder which, to me, bears a striking resemblance to our favorite astromech, R2-D2.

    Thanks again for the great show. Your podcasts help make the commute to work a bit fun!!! Take care and May the Force be with you!!!

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