Episode 8

Passionately Casual Podcast: Episode 8: Guest Rick Heaton from Extra Life

A SWTOR Podcast for Unholy Alliance and Wookiee Mistake guilds on the Harbinger server

Find out more about our guild and our show at at unholyalliance.org or wookieemistake.com (remember wookiee has 2 E’s) don’t forget to follow us on twitter @PC_Podcast

WOG Team Progress – struggles on TfB and then coming back to overcome this op before 4.0 went live. Right now most of the WOG members are leveling plus enjoying new story content. That said WOG will have a presence in 4.0. We have discussed trying new heroics and FPs to help leveling plus still working on group mechanics.

Events: Don’t forget to sign up for our Extra Life Charity Marathon Team. The Extra Life Marathon and Half-Marathon are coming up on Nov 7. unholyalliance.org/extralife

STWOR Feud Gameshow Questions Survey. Please do this quicky survey to help us have a pool of responses for our event!

We had our Autumn guild mixer, Video here!

Happy Birthday to our October babies!

This is the final week for the SWTOR Kneel or Defy Twitter contest!

Watch on You Tube

Game News

KotFE Expansion went live for early access subscribers on October 20! Patch notes here at SWTOR Network

There was a small bugfix patch on 10/22

Bugs


Community Highlights

Interview with Rick Heaton the Community Manager of Extra Life (Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals charity) extra-life.org @rickheaton @extralife4kids community.extra-life.org

Community Shoutouts: Be sure to check out the other great SWTOR and Star Wars Podcasts out there this month!

Podcasts and Blogs Mentions:

First off, thank you, thank you Darin De Paul for an amazing job in the voice acting of the Eternal Emperor Valkorion!

Beyond the Stars podcast is taking a small break for xpac gaming. They will be recording again friday at 7.30pm

Ootini Cast 231 does a great job of covering early access and the new games systems in a SPOILER FREE episode

The Usual is trying a new format, breaking out segments: This week they featured Marvel Star Wars Comics including Lando, Kanan, Vader and more!

Thanks to some of the great community bloggers who have shared our Extra Life message (Hawtpants of the Old Republic, Zerneblog, Gamers Decrypted and to members of Twitter and the streamers who have shared our banners and podcasts who are helping spread the word!

A shoutout to Vulkk who made a great blog post and joined the team! Link to post here

You can sponsor Vulkk for Extra Life here

Star Wars News:

The Force Awakens Trailer

The Passionately Casual Tip of the Week:  

Planetary Heroics in 4.0

Are you done with the story content or maybe you want to savor it by not rushing through? Okay either way is great, but you are thinking now what? In game update 4.0 there is no shortage of things to do. One of the updated systems I have had the pleasure of trying is the new weekly heroic missions. These are the same planet heroic missions before 4.0, but some of the benefits have revisiting these missions a joy.

 

The heroics had a knack of being hard to find and also needing to unlock them etc etc. However, in 4.0 all you need to do is find the heroic mission terminals found on both faction’s fleets and at the final location of Chapter 9 of KotFE. Scroll down through the missions and select the planet or even the particular heroic mission and accept the mission or missions. Next is one of the best features is the instant Quick Travel to each heroic. All you need to do is click the transport icon located at the end of the name for each heroic on your on screen mission log. The transport will place you at the beginning of the heroic mission

allowing you and your group to jump right into the action.

 

Next the rewards are given in an instant pop-up upon completion of the heroic. No more trying to find the NPC or terminal where you picked-up the mission. Quick travel to heroic, complete mission, collect the rewards and then click on next quick travel icon for the next heroic or maybe you are ready to jump back into the story or any number of other gameplay features. New Planetary Heroic mission are fun way to quest with friends and get some XP plus loot. Yes, some of the loot will be valuable for some of the new story content in regards to companions especially with their influence through gifts and a few other things.

 

How to reach us:  Email: passionately.casual@gmail.com  Twitter: @PC_Podcast, you can reach Jason @JT_holonet and Jessie @unholyalliances

Don’t forget to bookmark the guild website: You can access it via wookieemistake.com or unholyalliance.org

 

 

Thanks for listening to the Passionately Casual Podcast, till next time keep on playing and, I don’t know, fly casual.

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