Episode 13

Passionately Casual Podcast Episode 13: The Pineapple Boomy Show

We have a lot to cover this week from guild and game as well as an interview with SWTOR Podcaster and newbie streamer, Boomy!

 

Guild News

Please come to the Party! Sunday 1/31 UA 3rd birthday party 6-8pm PST, dancing, costume contest and ice-racing

Pub ops poll on site, please fill out th eone question survey: http://www.unholyalliance.org/forums/m/10787492/viewthread/25780286-how-interested-are-you-in-operations-on-republic-side

PvP Team… more soon!

Progression started back up, stay tuned for more

January Screenshot contest Party attire “Mardi Gras”

Game News

NiM loot change coming in 4.1….this is not the loot change you are looking for

post by Eric Musco Nim loot Starting in Game Update 4.1 (with Chapter X) the final boss in a Nightmare Operation will now have a 100% chance to drop a 224 item. All other bosses in the Op will still have a chance to drop 224, but it is not guaranteed.

NiM UPDATE (1/25/16) http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?p=8766035#edit8766035

  • Game Update 4.1 (Chapter X) – The final boss of each NiM Operation is guaranteed to drop 224. All other NiM bosses have a chance for 224.
  • Game Update 4.2 (Chapter XI) – All bosses in each NiM Operations are guaranteed to drop 224.

 

Eternal Championship has been pushed back to chapter XI in March http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?p=8761848#edit8761848

Gear rewards discussion dev post The Eternal Championship provides an alternative way for solo players to get higher tiers of gear, albeit at a slower rate compared to Flashpoints/Operations. The highest rating gear will still be reserved for the more difficult group content as those require more coordination and effort from more players.

 

Live dev stream

dev post with wrap-up notes from livestream

new warzone on Odessen

more detailed information on the new Warzone in next month’s Producer Live Stream.

GTN search issues  resolved

Crafting bumped up to 550 – new mats, new schematics – craftable gears and mods

Updated Crafting Post 1/26/16 http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?p=8767308#edit8767308

Blizz recruitment added to chapter X

Community Highlights

Special guest Boomy from Boomy

http://theboomyshow.podbean.com/

http://www.twitch.tv/boomynation

Twitter @boomynation

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

Podcasts and Blogs Mentions:

Bad  Feeling Podcast episode 98: It Feels Streamy – dev stream was the main topic, they are loving the new warzone coming to SWTOR King of the Hill, they also discussed their thoughts on class changes

(INSERT Bumper—Bad feeling PSA for cantina)

The Usual Podcast episode 47: Two Titans – Marvel Star WarsPoe Dameron comics announced http://comicbook.com/2016/01/14/star-wars-poe-dameron-ongoing-series-announced-by-marvel-comics/

Ootinicast Episode 241 – Ivilon (@Percomposer on Twitter)’s chance meeting with J.J. Abrams (related story of theory having to do with Kylo Ren and Rey’s themes) – http://ootinicast.com/2015/12/ootinicast-episode-241/

60 incredible ‘Star Wars’ Wallpapers by Mike Robinson – http://www.johnnyetc.com/60-incredible-star-wars-wallpapers/

6 New Star Wars Characters Meet Their Old School Equivalents – Dorkly
8 bit graphics

http://www.dorkly.com/video/77061/star-wars-similarities

Luke & Rey; Finn & Lando; Kylo Ren & Vader; Boba Fett & Phasma
http://www.dorkly.com/video/77061/star-wars-similarities

 

Star Wars News:

Star Wars episide date pushed back from May to December 2017

Rogue One in December 2016

Tip of the Week:

Good Gamers Game Their Cooldowns

That is, a skilled player (like you!) will want to keep your best skills on Cooldown (thereby using them as much as possible) and your most important emergency abilities available when you need them. The SWTOR User Interface has a basic default display that shows your available skills as clickable and your non-available skills as not clickable with a draining graphic gradually returning your hotbar button back to a useable state. There is nothing wrong with this system, but the rich interface editor tools in this game allow you have a more precise measure of when your skills will be ready to use. This short video tooltip shows you how to enhance your visual Cooldown cues to maximize your efficiency (and maximizing efficiency will make your HK droid very happy!)

Video

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

Don’t forget to bookmark the guild website: You can access it via wookieemistake.com or unholyalliance.org, Watch Sechari stream at http://www.twitch.tv/sechari

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