Passionately Casual Podcast
Ep. 31: The Voice of Star Wars
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This month we are excited to bring you an interview with none other than Marc Thompson himself, “The Voice of Star Wars”. Marc is a highly-sought after voice actor who has narrated a number of Star Wars audio books including most recently Empire’s End (part of the Aftermath trilogy) and the soon-to-be-released Thrawn by Timothy Zahn, which comes out on April 11th. Also, tune in for details about our Fly Casual contest!
Mark your calendars for our Rogue One community viewing (like we did with Episode 4 memorial of Carrie Fisher) on April 9th at 6 p.m. PST.
Also, check out the guild calendar for the many group activities we run throughout the week: WOG, WIP, operations with Azzy, etc. One such event is our Spring Break guild party coming April 23rd at 6 p.m. PST, so mark your calendars for that also.
As SWTOR Influencers, Jessie, JT and Sechari were invited to grab video footage and screenshots of the new operation (and the first boss in the lineup, Tyth) on the closed PTS. Thanks to the many others who ran with us!
Check out Jessie’s extensive write-up and synopsis of the videos that were published on the 3rd at the release!
The patch 5.2 is also right around the corner with a scheduled go-live date of April 11! Check out the highlights here:
- Tier 4 gear is coming for those Command rank 300+.
- Bolster in warzones is being set to 238.
- Bosses in operations will now drop gear more consistently.
- Tier 2 gear earned in PVP will be purchasable as the first set of tiered gear.
- Tyth gear drops.
Marc Thompson Interview
Marc Thompson has narrated dozens of Star Wars books and is really the Voice of Star Wars!
We would like to thank Marc Thompson for joining us for this week’s interview segment. We had a blast! And we’re still trying to revive Jessie, but that’s okay!
Fly Casual Contest
Thanks also to Penguin Random House and to Marc Thompson for supplying an amazing giveaway for our latest contest: The Passionately Casual Fly Casual Contest! To take part, just record our regular closing line “Till next time, keep playing and, I don’t know, fly casual” in whatever voice strikes your fancy (extra points for originality or for nailing Star Wars characters!) Prizes are awarded by random drawing and are as follows:
- First prize: A CD copy of the Thrawn audiobook by author Timothy Zahn, voiced and signed by Marc Thompson. (Released on April 11th).
- Second prize: A digital copy of Rogue One from Disney Anywhere.
- Third prize: Three runners up will receive cartel codes for 450 cartel coins each.
See PassionatelyCasual.com for full contest details and restrictions.
Be sure to check out the other great SWTOR/Star Wars podcasts, blogs, and YouTube channels this month!
Check out the details of Bad Feeling Podcast’s Boss Killing contest starting April 11th! Just take down Tyth with your ops group and send screenshots of the lockout screen to Brian @badfeelingpdcst on Twitter. The prize is 200 million credits! Each SM kill counts as one entry and VM kills count for two entries. Here are the deets!
Jessie totally got owned by Vulkk’s April fools video:
Also, check out this article by Ravanel on developer appreciation (it’s worth the read).
Star Wars News
Remember Celebration in Orlando April 13th – 16th. Check out this link for tickets.
If you are going to Star Wars Celebration in Orlando this month, be sure to catch Marc Thompson’s panels. One will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. and another on Friday at 3:30 p.m.
Check out the Drowning in Moonlight memorial off-site at SWCO in honor of Carrie Fisher.
Countdown to *coughRogueOnecough* Episode 8: 254 days!
Contact The Passionately Casual Crew
Host Links: iamsechari.com, massivelyOP.com, CorellianRun.com, TatooineDreams.com. Thanks also to Marc Thompson for your huge part in this episode and to our tireless producer, Mox. You’re awesome, bud.
Thanks for listening to the Passionately Casual Podcast! Till next time keep on playing and, I don’t know, fly casual.