Episode 17

Ready, Willing and Able Gamers

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Passionately Casual is a SWTOR Podcast for Unholy Alliance and Wookiee Mistake guilds on the Harbinger server. Our podcast is a proud member of MOG Nation!

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

This week we have lots of news and a great interview with Able Gamers charity!

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Guild News

Unholy Alliance and Ootini Rage present: The Unholy Ootini Parade of Strongholds

Saturday April 9 6pm PT (9pm ET) we have 9 contestants and all will show off their ingame housing for bragging rights. Two will be the Featured SH winners and all will come home with prizes. Members of the community are invited to come join us on Harbinger Imp side and take part as a member of the studio audience and also get some door prizes just for coming out.  Start off by searching for Jesinia’s Vacation Retreat, a publicly listed Tatooine Stronghold. We will gather here and the show will start at 6pm. The event will be televised live on Blachloch’s Twitch Channel  Get all the details at this link

Two polls up on the website now: Pubside Conquest Interest thread

And The Force Awakens Viewing Party date selection survey 

All Trooper Dread Palace April 14 sign up now,  it’s filling up fast! 

Congrats to Nepthen who won the 60 day sub for the March screenshot caption contest, see his winning entry on the site

Game News

Livestream 5 April Recap linked here

Vulkk got a shoutout as an outstanding community content provider! They used his Eternal Championship Starting Quest Cinematic Cutscene video on the official stream! Follow Vullk on Twitter @vulkk

Game Update 4.3 Patch Notes linked here

PC Bonus Tip: Name Changes on the Cheap

How to get your ingame name change for 180 credits using the character transfer round-trip method

Now that we can add spaces to our names, lots of people want to do character name changes. These cost 1000 Cartel Coins or millions of credits. Here’s how to do it for 180 Cartel Coins.

Caveat: Transferring resets your friends lists and empties your ingame mail and items on the Galactic Trade Network. It will also require you to rejoin your guild.)

I will use an example. You have a character named LukeSkywalker and you want to change his name to Han Solo.

1- Create a brand new character on your home server named Han Solo (this reserves the name.)

2- Get LukeSkywalker ready to transfer servers temporarily. Check your character and make sure you empty out his mail, it will all be deleted, take any active listings off the GTN or you will lose them.)

3- Go to SWTOR.com and transfer LukeSkywalker to another server of your choice. This brings your Legacy with you so you now have all your decos and your Legacy perks on the new server, even after you transfer off.

4- Log in to LukeSkywalker on his new server. (This may be unnecessary, but I do it to be sure I get the legacy perks transferred as a bonus.)

5- Log into your home server and create a new character named LukeSkywalker. This step ensures that the name will be unavailable when you bring your toon back, thereby forcing the complimentary name change.

6-At SWTOR.com, transfer LukeSkywalker back to your home server. (It says you must wait 72 hours, but this is no longer true.)

7- Log back into your home server and DELETE the fake Han Solo name holder character

8- Log into your transfered character who now has a name like D&^$GSKW^5J and requires a free name change. Change your character’s name to Han Solo.

You have just done your name change for a fraction of the cost of buying it from the cartel market or GTN!

Community Highlights

Featured Community Segment/Interview

This week, we are honored to have Brian, Editor and Accessibility Reviewer at Able Gamers to talk with us about this exciting organization that breaks down barriers to allow ALL people to enjoy video games, regardless of physical challenges. Able Gamers is a charitable organization that reviews games  for accessibility and work with developers to bring accessible games to the community. 

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

Bad Feeling Podcast 108: Forgotten Stories. Idea for subscriber rewards. Token to use for an in-game vendor. This idea would follow along with “Choices Matter.” Subscribers can pick what they want or save the tokens for a possible bigger reward. The give their opinions on chapter 12, but no spoilers. They also go over how to utilize some overlooked story lines on Ilum, Corellia and Makeb.

Tumblr Ebriosa with lots of great drawings, comics, gifs and blog posts about SWTOR and links to other great fan art sites (thank you @Yiveldda on Twitter for pointing us to that)

Theron Shan and Jonas Balker by Ebriosa
Theron Shan and Jonas Balker by Ebriosa

Thanks to Marcia from the guild for pointing out that the Build a Bear Workshop Wicket the Ewok dropped Wednesday 

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And a warm thank you to Larry Everett  for the wonderful article on MassivelyOp about PC Podcast!!

Star Wars News

The Force Awakens is available in the US on all formats and will be coming to other regions on 18 April

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” trailer released. Be sure to watch the end and see this year’s Force for Change campaign. How many words does Mark Hamill say? Email us at passionately(dot)Casual@gmail(dot)com with your anwwer to be entered to win cartel packs!

Tip of the Week: This week Sechari tells us how to get into the PTS

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, check out sechari’s blog and twitch streams at iamsechari.com

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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The Storm Koala Coalition for Less QQing in MMOs

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