OotiniCast Episode 250

Game Update 4.3 is on the PTS, bringing The Odessan Proving Ground, an 8v8 warzone, and the Rishi Cove Arena. There’s also the new Gameplay Focus Area feature which removes the need for separate PvE and PvP servers. Lots to talk about this week as we get into the details!

1. Introduction

Here’s the very special achievement earned by Jessie and Blachloch when surviving a particularly onerous PUG’d Flashpoint:


Chill provided this screenshot to show what an uncompletable, bugged mission looked like:


Chill and Jessie have been nominated for awards in the Star Wars Podcast Awards. Go here to find out more.

2. Tip of the week

Congratulations to this week’s winner, Knite! Thanks to Garin, B’Mal Suj, Vanaheimr, BornToEatBacon and Iggnacio for entering.

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

  • Those who somehow missed (or never received) the Valentine’s Day reward emails should have been sent a second copy.
  • Game Update 4.3 is now on the PTS, though there are some known issues.
  • Players are warned to NOT use their insta-60 tokens on the PTS, as this will cause the token to be consumed (and effectively wasted, as the characters on the PTS will be wiped once this round of testing is completed).
  • No class balance changes are planned for Game Update 4.
  • The warzone queue on the PTS will only serve up the Odessan Proving Ground and the Rishi Cove Arena.
  • The mechanics of the Odessan Proving Ground, which are based on the “King of the Hill” style, were explained in detail.
  • While some of the changes in Game Update 4.3 may suggest that megaservers are coming, Eric Musco (Community Manager) has explicitly stated that this is not the case.

4. Community

Thanks to our latest Ootini Patrons: Todd P, Mason R and Tinkywinky!

You can find the details of STI’s Charity Dueling Tournament 2016 here.

Djredd continues the Ootini Events fun into March, this time on the Empire side! To find out more, see his post on our forums.

5. The Academy

This week Swtorista tells us about legacy unlocks: what they are, how they work, and what are the best value for your hard-earned credits and/or Cartel Coins.

6. Force Feedback

Alex of The GeeK Podcast has brought his Trooper to join our own Ootini Knights on The Harbinger, celebrating his arrival with Jawas!

Alex - Celebrate with Jawas

Congratulations also to Alex for winning the race to the Makeb Datacron in the Ootini Cron event:

Alex - Winner of the Ootini Cron

Chinn’ook suggests we take a look at the Star Wars Humble Bundle II. Teo heartily endorses this!

If you ever need to move SWTOR to a new computer, our guide could help.

7. Outro

On the show this week were Chill (@BrandonLStarr, twitch.tv/chillswtor), Teo (@jasonetheridge), Dekion (@therealDekion) and Jessie (@UnholyAlliances, UnholyAlliance.org, Passionately Casual podcast).

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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