Sith Heads: A Star Wars-The Old Republic Podcast
By Michael Gaines and Nicole Wakelin
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Podcast about the Bioware MMORPG "Star Wars-The Old Republic"
||Episode 32, "End credits"||SWTOR goes free to play. Our last hurrah. BUT! Don't unsuscribe to the feed because Nicole and Mike are working on something new and we'll put the first episode in the Sith Heads feed when it's ready.||8/2/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 31, "This is the candy you're looking for"||News from SDCC 2012 HK-51 announced Community Q&A Individual server forums coming SWTOR executive producer leaves, and there are more layoff at Bioware Is it time for SWTOR to go free-to-play?||7/26/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 30, "And your little Tauntaun pet, too"||What's going on with the origin servers? New Friends Trial rewards Patch notes for 1.3.2 Community Q&A SWTOR at San Diego Comicon||7/12/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 29, "NaN"||Do a server transfer, get a pet and 25 Black Hole Commendations. Brief patch notes for 1.3.1 Is the Field Respec worth the 200,000c? Four reasons to go back to TOR for 1.3 Finding a guild after a server transfer.||7/5/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 28, "Preparation R"||News: Patch 1.3 is up. Community Q&A from 6/22 and 6/29 Is there a scavenger hunt coming to SWTOR? Rockjaw finds a new home The Holocron - your emails and tweets||6/29/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 27, "Nameless girl"||Patch notes for 6/19 Crew skills and items for GU 1.3 What will it take for SWTOR to go f2p? Community Q&A for 6/15 The saga of Battlechicken SWTOR blamed for EA's stock drop||6/21/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 26, "Achievement unlocked: last man standing"||Short Tuesday show. Server transfers have begun Patch notes for today New things coming soon, but what's happening with HK-51?||6/12/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 25, "Your group is READY!"||Lots and lots about the 1.3 patch and server merges||6/7/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 24, "The beer incident"||Bioware's annoucements of what's in 1.3 at the London Comicon. Community update tells us who's moving to what positions. Patch notes for 1.2.5 Community Q&A for 5/25 Patch 1.3 headed to PTS The Holocron: your emails and tweets||5/31/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 23, "A new new hope"||Server merges or mega servers coming? 1.3 information. We're getting group finders! Our thoughts about this week's layoffs at Bioware.||5/24/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 22, "Reverse engineer THIS!"||Where have all the players gone? SWTOR loses 25% of their players. What can Bioware do to bring people back? Our take on this week's developer Q&A. Can server types instead of individual servers give SWTOR the feeling of having a larger population? The Holocron - your tweets and emails.||5/17/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 21, "I did not like his sass"||Mike does more PvP, takes over the server! Ok, not really. He did take a look at Tera and Guild Wars 2. Nicole's PC was miraculously fixed by a patch, found that smugglers have heads in jars on Alderaan, thinks Leia was a liar and that all protocol droids should die. News: We cover the latest community Q&A. Server transfers are coming this summer. Some free, some not. Bioware looking to add more PvP content. Are they doing the right thing? Torkount is an app that works as a damage meter. The Holocron - your tweets and emails.||5/3/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 20, "That lovely, deadly hum"||Nicole continues playing her trooper with the big gun, despite computer problems that started for her with patch 1.2. The NPC she lovingly called "Lassie" is driving her nuts. and Ord Mantell is full of mean people. Mike spent a lot of time with the Rakghoul plague, turning into a cloud of dust every 10-20 minutes, and slowly moved up the ranks in PvP. He talks a bit about what it takes to gear up and win in PvP, and how you can use PvP gear to help in PvE.||4/26/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 19, "Derp, derp, derp, BOOM!"||The Rakghoul virus is upon us! All you need to know about the current rakghoul virus event on Tatooine. Transfers and server merges coming. Legacy promotion now expanded to Legacy Level 6. SWTOR population peaked at 1.7 million, possibly going down. The holocron - your emails and tweets||4/19/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 18, "New flashpoint: Long Island"||All about patch 1.2||4/12/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 17, "That's a very happy noise"||Mike's loving 1.2, and not just for the UI tools. Nicole's discovering voices in the game, got a bigger gun, and an Xbox 360 (yes, that's Star Wars related). Nicole will be at PAX East. News: Weekend pass is still running. Friends trial program now allows you to invite 25 people. Bioware meet & greet at PAX East. We discuss some questions from the latest Bioware Q&A. Patch 1.2 notes for April 4. The Holocron.||4/5/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 16, "I would have been Emperor if it wasn't for you meddling kids"||Mike is still playing on the PTR, and messing around with the UI editor. Looks great, but needs some tweaks. There are some other great changes to the PTR. Nicole switched to playing a trooper, giving up a lightsaber for a gun. News: SWTOR has an official podcast. PTR updates the last few days. We pick out a few of the recent items. SWTOR will be having special events. This is a good thing! The Holocron: your tweets and emails.||3/30/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 15, "Force clap on, force clap off"||Mike's been tearing his office apart so not a lot of time to play this week, but Nicole started a trooper and she loves it! New video from Bioware about the Legacy system. Blizzard admits to losing people to SWTOR. We talk about the EPIC 1.2 patch. The Holocron: your emails and tweets.||3/22/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 14, "SXSW is for SWTOR"||Nicole went to SXSW and had too much fun. She alway went to the SWTOR panel and tells us all about it. Old Republic goes free to play for four days this weekend. Torhead has a model viewer for weapons.||3/15/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 13, "This is not the Sith you're looking for"||Mike and Nicole talk about their week which seems to be more about killing Reapers. Wait, how did that happen? They talk mostly about the huge news which is the Guild Summit in Austin and the 1.2 patch coming soon.||3/7/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 12, "We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?"||Mike's been trying out Tera, trying to make money for crystals in 1.1.5, determining the value of the artifice professions, and looking at gear that doesn't look like a scuba suit. Nicole's been doing some PvP! Huttball isn't her favorite. News: Patch 1.1.5 notes. How do you feel about endgame vendors? New PvP improvements coming. Another developer Q&A session. Bioware is looking for people to help test the game in the Austin, TX area. SWTOR launched in the Asia Pacific area today. Holocron: Your tweets and emails.||2/29/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 11, "I don't normally kill Wookiees, but when I do..."||Mike and Nicole chat about their week in SWTOR. Mike's still playing his healer and Nicole hates the bugs on Alderaan. Bioware says 2 million copies have sold. So why are server populations dropping? jinx.com has SWTOR class shirts. Patch 1.1.4 is up. Developer Q&A responses. Oldrepublic.net created a nice star chart of Republic/Sith character progression. It's not nice to hate someone on the internet, especially Bioware writers. The Holocron - your tweets and emails||2/23/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 10, "Fudge"||Mike started playing his healer in response to not getting much action in HM Flashpoints as a DPS, Nicole's hanging on Alderaan, and is kicking ass on Nar Shaddaa. News: Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Singapore get to move to their own regional servers on March 1. Drea Karpyshyn, lead writer, is leaving Bioware. Patch 1.1.3, 1.14, and 1.2 insight. Good things are coming! Do you RP? If so, let us know. Holocron: your tweets and emails!||2/16/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 9, "It's the new OCD keyboard!"||Mike's been working on completing his Codex, and Nicole's had a bad internet week. News: Patch 1.1.2 is out, along with some minor fixes afterwards. We talk a bit about the improvements to the game with this new patch, and lament the loss of naked companions. Reverse engineering was bugged all along. Is the new Razr keyboard worth the $250 pricetag? The silliest character names in the game (so far) The Holocron||2/9/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 8, "My own pocket Tifa"||Mike's experiences at level 50 - Ilum - Dailies - Magenta crystals - Pressing space a lot when doing dalies Nicole's bummed she' can't get affection with her droid News: SWTOR guild summit in Austin, TX 2 million copies sold, 1.7 million active accounts More coming in Spring, 2012 Info about the 1.1.1 patch The 1.1.2 patch is up on the PTR Holocron: your feedback and tweets||2/2/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 7, "I see what you're doing with Mako"||Mike dings 50 and gets his Darth title Did you know that your companions have abilities past the little mini-menu? I didn't. Nicole's droid still hates her, but she's badass on space battles. Well, maybe not. News: Should spouses be jealous of in-game relationships? Ability delay fix coming. Patch 1.1.1 notes up. Nicole's advice for using the community forums for new player help. The Holocron||1/26/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 6, "Quinn wears boxers"||Michael and Nicole's romps through the galaxy Speeders, Siths, and crafting, oh my! News: Highlights of the 1.1 patch, and the 1.1.0a patch. Bioware released a video to show us what's coming in the future. Jennifer Hale - back in the studio for more SWTOR. Founder title coming soon What are datacrons? Do you need them? How do you find them? The Holocron - your emails, tweets, and feedback||1/19/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 5, "The Saga of Bob"||Special guest Russ Wakelin talks about Smugglers. News: 1.1 patch coming very soon. We have all the info on it. More info on the Legacy system. The three of us talk about our experiences wreaking havoc across the galaxy. How well does Splashtop work to log into the game, even just for crafting? The numbers game - optimizing your stats based on your class. How can we do this without meters? Check out sithwarrior.com for some hardcore theorycrafting. Russ chats with us about Smugglers. The Holocron - feedback from listeners||1/12/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 4, "Darth Dubstep"||Special Guest Eric Rice (@spin) joins us to talk about Bounty Hunters Our weekly chatter about our romps around the galaxy News: Players being banned for messing around in Ilum, but not being banned for /getdown, and some DevTracker news. Some 1.0.2 patch notes comments Class rountable with Eric on Bounty Hunters Some things that should be fixed! Holocron||1/5/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 3, "Black bisector"||News: MSNBC names SWTOR as game of the year Highlights from Reddit's "Ask Me Anything" with SWTOR's Community Manager Rokjaw Patch 1.0.1 reactions Mike and Nicole's romp through the galaxy this week: Nicole gets her shiny new starship, and Mike is now a Lord. Things to know about what to do when you outlevel an area, how to reset your UI, how to get your companion back if they abandon you, and how to read that text in the game. Can the choices in the game be so cut and dry as they seem, even for a character that's going straight down a specific path? Name the voice actors||12/29/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 2, "Crunchy Jedis"||Galactic News: SWTOR has 1 million subscribers SWTOR test realms coming Security key app now available for iOS and Android We talk about our continuing adventures saving and plundering the galaxy on our Jedi and Sith characters. The more you know: Lots of tips and tricks for SWTOR, both for newbies and veterans. Mike talks a bit about a Sith Inquisitor and the pitfalls of choosing Sorcerer or Assassin. We end the show with a few gripes about the game such as the need for a Korriban spaceport and why the /who system needs work.||12/23/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 1, "The show that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs"||Our first episode! Introduction to the podcasters. News - the game is out. Go get it! All about security keys. The classes that Nicole and I are playing. First impressions of the game, from an MMO vet and an MMO noob. Transportation - how to get around. A bit about PvP. Flashpoints. Some things you need to know about crafting. Companions. Other little things you need to know. A bit about the Collector's Edition.||12/18/11||Free||View In iTunes|
Enjoyed the show, looking forward to future episodes.
Both hosts have great personality and synergy. They don't beat around the bush and are knowledgeable. I knew I would be a subscriber after the first minute.
A Fan Girl and a Trek Nerd talk SWTOR- awesome!!!
I admit to being a fan of the hosts other work. Nichole on the D6G and the other host from his Trek show on the frog pants network.
Still I was very happy to find the show is fun, enjoyable and informative. The hosts have good chemistry and play well off each others beats.
A great addition to my list of swtor podcasts.