Alea Iacta Est » The AIE Podcast A Gaming Community Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:00:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The AIE Podcast needs you! Sun, 28 Jul 2013 07:37:43 +0000

Howdy to all our listeners!

We have something special planned for our August 1st episode of The AIE Podcast, and we need your help!

We would like to focus on community and what makes AIE so great, but while we can talk about this until we are blue in the face, we’d rather hear from you! Let us know what you think sets AIE apart from other gaming communities or guilds you have been a part of in the past. It can be as simple as finishing the sentence “AIE is awesome because ____” or sending us a personalized story.

You can email us, tweet us, or send in an MP3 of your answer, what makes AIE stand apart! We’d love to hear from you! Some of your answers will be read or played on the podcast!

Remember you can email us at our twitters are @AIEPodcast @Shownotfound @Acuzod and @Alludra_aie

We really look forward to hearing your responses!

~The AIE Podcast Crew

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AIE 6th Anniversary Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:37:53 +0000 6th-anniversarySix years ago a small group of podcasterly folks formed a World of Warcraft guild named alea iacta est. It grew quickly, and has not stopped. We have grown into a few thousand players playing multiple games.  To celebrate our half of a dodeca-decade of guildhood, we are presenting:

Six Nights for Six Years!

Now that several of our AIE games are free-to-play, we hope that many of you can participate in each of the night of guild gaming fun.  Here is the high level schedule:

2/10    Sunday Night:        LotRO  – Housewarming!
2/11   Monday Night:        SW:tOR  – Pelell’s Pretentious PvP &Tantalizing Trivia Test
2/12   Tuesday Night:        GW2   –  Ralff’s Slash and Burn thru Tyria
2/13   Wednesday Night:  TSW   – Lotsa Lore and Lairs Night
2/14   Thursday Night :     Valentine’s Day—with a Very Special AIE Podcast
2/15   Friday Night:            Rift  – Friday Night Rifts with Gypsygirl
2/16   Saturday Night:       WoW –  Lanc’s Progressive Dinner with Dessert in Stormwind.

Check your local listings (our forums) for postings on the individual game events!



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AIE Podcast Ep 133 — The AIE Podcast, now with Sith Cookies! Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:58:24 +0000  

Emperor Pelpatine stopped by to talk to us about AIE in SW:TOR!

Meetups this weekend! The So Cal mid winter meetup is happening this saturday at 2pm at lucky baldwins in pasadena! Not to be outdone the folks over in arizona are having a meetup at Amazing Jake’s over in Mesa at 6pm! If you aren’t in these areas though don’t despair! Setting up your own AIE meetup is easy and can be done on the website and on the forums.

AIE Podcast segment submissions! We are always looking for great member segments, and It’s occured to us that we may not always be the easiest to find. Well rest assured you can send your segments to our email, we ask that you keep them around the 90 second mark and that they be an actual segment (not just a plug for your show).

For AIE Book of Heroes players, a few quick updates! The “Great Culling” is coming, and we’re going to be removing players who have not been active in 2 weeks or longer. This will be the cut off from this point forward. If you decide the game isn’t for you, it’d would be great if you could leave the guild before uninstalling the game. Also, there is a NEW section of the forums which right now, is only for us, because we’re the only ‘minor league‘ game AIE is a part of!  Just a few posts there, but make sure and take a look at the guidelines at the top of the section for posting info.

Planning is underway for the great AIE anniversary! If you have an idea for an event, or want to help take part, let us know on the forums! Remember, you don’t have to be an officer to create an event (Though we do have rules about what is and is not allowed) if you have  any questions please send us emails or ask on the forums.

Remember the world of warcraft movie? We didn’t! But apparently it’s back on track and will start filming later this year! There are few details out about the movie, which is planned on being released in 2015.

Are you a musician? Ever dream about having your music in a video game? Have we got the contest for you! Funcom is holding a contest now through February 19th for all musicians out there to get their music in the secret world! Rules and details are on their website, so go check them out!

A mandatory password change is coming to guild wars 2. If you chose your guild wars 2 password before September 12, 2012 Guild wars 2 has plans to roll out a required password change on February 2nd. This is part of a big security push from the guild wars team to ensure everyone has the safest possible passwords.

And with that, let’s welcome this week’s guest Pelell

In December, we celebrated our first full year as a guild in SWTOR. We had A Where in the Galaxy is an Officer Hunt and gave away multiple items to everyone who was in attendance, including mounts, pets, game unlocks, lightsaber color crystals, and specialized emotes. Most of these prizes were items that are found in the Cartel Packs. I personally went a little crazy buying some, in the hopes of getting a Sith Throne. (I didn’t get one through the packs, but Max was able to procure one for me on the condition I didn’t ask how he got it.) To mark the year, I created a yearbook via Photobucket that people are welcome to view, or add their own photos. Anyone wishing to do so should contact me through the EL forums. Here is a link to the page so far.

And speaking of celebrations, as mentioned earlier, AIE will be celebrating our 6th birthday in the next couple weeks. I know there are going to be plans across all games, and with a couple of our games under the AIE umbrella being F2P, guildies should take this time to give a different game a whirl for a bit. I know I will be popping my head in TSW’s event and am looking forward to LotRO’s event as well. SWTOR’s event is planned for Monday, February 11th at 9:00 p.m. EDT We are doing a bit of PVP in game and hosting a trivia game in vent. There will be prizes for the winner(s) of the trivia contest. We are still working on the details for the PVP, so look for a thread on the forums in the very near future.

In relation to guild and Ops news, the Imperial Side seems to be more populated as per the norm, with 3 fully functional Ops teams in the forms of Regulators of Force Logistics or RoFL, Sith with Unlimited Power or SUP, and What Other Ops Team also know as WOOT. There still is just the one Republic Ops team Lords of Light or LoL, the “nice” version of RoFL. Some of us are getting so proficient in our Ops that we are bringing in our alts to gear them up. There is a thread in the forums for a 16 man fun run being discussed to take place in the very near future. Check it out if you are interested in going.

I’d also like to bring to everyone’s attention that there is a thread in the SWTOR Section of the EL forums called Ask a SWTOR Officer. I admittedly lifted the idea from Mathanugg when he came up with it for WoW and thought it to be a good tool for our game as well. With the increasing number of Officers growing across all games, I think it’s a good idea to get to know the individual Officers that are both new and old. I kicked it off this month, with my questions ending today. Tomorrow, the month of Machia begins. Please be gentle. I hear he likes to be cuddled.

There is also the first digital expansion that is coming out in Spring 2013 called Rise of the Hutt Cartel for 19.99. If you are a subscriber, you get it for 9.99. Preorders of the expansion also get a title, a pet, and a holostatue, as well as 5 days early access if you ordered before the 7th of January. It will raise the level cap to 55, introduce a new planet called Makeb, and continue your individual storyline.

Finally, just a couple quick notes. We are actively purging toons that have not logged in in over 90 days. We are doing this to also consolidate the Imperial guilds into one, so if you would like to help out and are in Alea Iacta Est Ira, feel free to drop guild and ask an Officer for an invite to Timor. Also, thanks to Stigg and the wonderful magic he has done with UMAMI, the SWTOR Officer Corp would like to remind everyone that applications for SWTOR are currently open all month long. With AIE’s anniversary right around the corner, now is the perfect time to come and say hi! So, roll a Jedi or Sith and come check us out in a galaxy far, far away.


And that’s our show for tonight, We want to thank Pelell for joining us, and our chat room for adding some great commentary! Next week we’ll be talking to the members of AIE the secret world!

Stay tuned, as we’ve got some great AIE member segments coming right up, including…
Mod Minute
Ask Miss Mulgra
Hailing Frequencies
AIE Raid Wrapup

But first, if you need to reach us, we can be found at…
– Email:
– Twitter @aiepodcast, @shownotfound @acuzod @alludra_aie
– Guest Twitter: @pelell
– New website:
– Watch our old show:

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The AIE Podcast has finished its move Sun, 27 Jan 2013 02:11:41 +0000 It’s been a while since the process was started, but the AIE Podcast feed and episode notes are now completely in their own digs.

If you are accessing the old feed directly or through iTunes, your browser or app will be directed to the new feed by powerful and arcane sigils.

If you haven’t visited the new AIE Podcast website, you should check out the live feed and IRC chatroom during the taping of each episode.

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AIE Podcast Ep 132 — Rift Happens Fri, 25 Jan 2013 05:49:27 +0000

We’ve got a great show today, with special guests Ayhood, StupidGenius and GypsyGirl standing by to talk to us about Rift but first, the news…


We have a new guildie of the moment! Everyone give three cheers for Großerstier. Gro, who is also known as Aeonidis in eve online got his  nomination via email write in! See! Emailing does make a difference!
Some amazing things said about him:

  • sent me roughly two complete bank tabs of LW mats of assorted types (for the craft fair).  He’s quite a hero with me.
  • I know him from EVE, a great member of the community
  • I completely support making him a GotM for his participation in EVE alone!

So everyone give Gro a big high five if you see him! If you know somoene who you think is a fantastic example of what AIE stands for, let us know by sending an email to

Last week we announced we have a new Jabber service! Jabber is a multi platform chat room that AIE is using as a cross game greenwall. But have you been wondering how to actually use it! Well we have instructions for that! Head on over to the forums and look for the Jabber Jabber Jabber (or How to Connect a Jabber Client to the AIE server) thread to find out how to connect and ask your questions there!

Just a reminder, the officers are thrilled to hear about new games that may be added to AIE, but would like to remind you that certain games currently have Non Disclosure Agreements and are not open for discussion on the forums. If you are playing a game and are under an NDA understand that any and all discussion on the topic may be shut down on the forums.

A Book of Heroes Update: We have 12 coguilds bursting at the seams, plans to get 13 and 14 opened in the next few days! Please be patient as we try to keep this going in an organized fashion. A LOT of folks are playing this game! Bless and Curse you Dills! Also remember if the Alea Iacta Est guild name isn’t in the book of heroes thread or Wiki, it’s not an official AIE guild.

All SORTS of Anniversary things coming up, so definitely stay tuned for those, and here’s one that is getting off the ground. The Running of the er…Pandas!  Running of the Schezwan Beef? Man I don’t even know.

Another anniversary event coming up Lanctharus has been busy calling forth the horde of aie to take down stormwind! You heard us right folks! We are not taking down bosses but all of stormwind, we want their town FOR THE HORDE!

Meetups meetups meetups! Some big meetups are being planned! The Chicagoland meetup for Medieval times is underway on February 2nd. Southern California AIE’ers are also having a midwinter meetup that same day! More meetups are being added to the website every week so check it out, or even start your own! They are really simple, fun and a great way to get to know your local guildies!

If you are looking to get into The Secret World, NOW is the time! Origin has it on sale for a measly 10 bucks! 10 bucks for everything! No monthly fee if ya don’t want! Sale goes through the 28th, so act fast!

An open apology to the EVE folks. I tried to look through the news postings to get some information on what is happening in the game, but to be honest I don’t know what any of those terms mean! An example: Honeybadger Coalition, and therefore TEST, have officially reset standings with the CFC, by mutual agreement. There will be a temporary re-bluing at the weekend for evacuation of assets from Deklein. This is a news item, apparently!

Alludra: In case you somehow are listening to THIS podcast and not any other of the great great Frogpants family of shows, official dates and times for Nerdtacular 2013 have been announced! The resort looks totally awesome, and Scott has let us know there are KILLER deals on room rates, lots of restaurants in walking distance, and now 2 DAYS of fun!

Okay that’s enough news! Let’s bring out our guests Ayhood, StupidGenius and GypsyGirl standing by to talk to us about Rift

What’s happening in Rift:
Playing rift post holidays and steam sales
Joy of Dimensions contest! Go to Rift’s Facebook page and vote on your favorite Dimension.
Big loot to win:
What is a dimension?
(Xiaxian running through the current highest rated dimension)

Rift News:
Rift’s Executive Producer Scott Hartsman leaving Trion worlds state of the game part 1  
State of the Game part 2 and details on the Patch 2.2 and 2.3
PvP Planar Attunement Tier 2 is showing up on the PTS
along with beginning of Patch 2.2 changes

Dynamic Content:
Limited time only (Volan)

Instanced Content:
Occulus and Spiders
Trions take on trash mobs

Retro Raid night

Monday Nights: Great Hunt and Crafting Rifts

Trion to publish ArcheAge in the West

And that’s our show for tonight, We want to thank Ayood, Stu and Gypsy for joining us! Next week we’ll be talking to AIE Swtor

Stay tuned, as we’ve got a full ride of great AIE members segments coming right up, including…
Ask Miss Mulgra
Mod Minute
Overly Dramatic News
Alludra’s Pets
Mega Minute
Epic Diapers
Hailing Frequencies (new segment!)

But first, if you need to reach us, we can be found at…
– Email:
– Twitter @aiepodcast, @shownotfound @acuzod @alludra_aie
– Guest Twitter: @xiaxian1  @calebcolby @_stupidgenius
– New website:
– Watch our old shows:

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AIE Podcast Ep 131 — The Book of Heroic Dills Sat, 19 Jan 2013 04:39:21 +0000

We’ve got Jabber! We’ve got Wiki! And we’ve got DILLS! All that and more coming up right now. THIS is the A-I-E Podcast…

We’ve got a great show today, with special guest Dills standing by to talk to us about Book of Heroes but first, the news…


We now have a real life Greenwall! That’s right we have finally got a Jabber service running as discussed at N12! So what’s Jabber? Well Abovan put it best “A chat and IM service, where we own the server. It’s neat because it supports a lot of clients, on just about any platform you can think of. PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, you name it.” Just load up Jabber in your favorite chat client (Trillian, pidgin, more examples here!) and use your UMAMI password to log in! It’s fast, it’s friendly and it’s aie!

Ever want to contribute to the AIE wiki? Yes! We have a wiki! And we want you to add information about your character or raid team! Thankfully now the wiki is using UMAMI log ins and passwords, which means you already have an account! Head on over and update your info, show off your raid team, or that other group that you have going on!

Who is heading to PAX East? If the answer is you, then you might want to check out AIE meetups happening during the convention! It’s still a little ways off in March, and 3 day passes ARE already sold out, but this is one of the great gamer cons out there. Check the thread to see who might be going! You can also RSVP on the site!

Our leader tiger Henry put this up on the forums, but it appears that GW2 Free Transfers are coming to an end! Also, there will soon be a ‘guesting feature’ that allows you to play in 2 other worlds, being able to swap one out every 24 hours. See the post for more details.

Because we KNOW we’ve sold so many people on The Secret World, you’ll certainly want to check out Cthulhu Wednesdays! Sokotep and his crew in the AIE Cabals are looking to get some new folks into Dungeons from Polaris to Slaughterhouse and everything in between! The first official run will be this next Wednesday, the 25th!

Please remember that the AIE invite period for new members is the first week of the month. We have a lot of people popping back into games and we love that you are bringing friends, but the only way your friendly neighborhood officers can keep things under control is by restricting the enrollment period

Funcom Montreal has closed it’s doors! As part of a major restructuring of the company the montreal branch of the studio has closed down. This is all going ‘as planned’ to make the company more profitable, and will not impact their games.

And with that, it’s time to welcome the one and only DILLS…

Book of Heroes has taken hold of AIE! Ghomus somehow ended up being the Director of this branch and he fully blames Dills for this mess!

8 guilds full, hopefully a 9th opening soon! Currently 1 character per guild per member. We’re trying to make room for everyone, but with a 60 character cap per guild, you can imagine how fast they’re filling up. Thanks to all the quality AIE folks that are helping Dills and Ghomus get things going! Caoboi, StupidGenius and Korann get a shout out from Ghomus! Keep in mind, if the AIE guild does NOT show up in the AIE Forum post or Wiki, it is NOT an AIE guild. We’ve had 2 already do this.

Because we’d like to know who folks are, we’re asking that everyone have a VenanID within 2 weeks. That will allow you to have alts, and us to see who the overarching nick that you are using will be. If you do not log in for 30 days, your character will be removed from the guild to make room for someone a bit more active. You can always come back though!

All characters who are accepted into the guild and have a VenanID are automatically promoted to Member status. When members have reached 1000 might, we tend to promote them to Veteran status. Veterans are able to start raids and that is really the only difference. Each of the Guild Masters are able to promote Officers as they see fit to help run things. GMs and Officers are the only ranks that can make ‘personnel’ changes.

It is strongly recommended that you read over this post for information on gearing up. And Save those gold shields! It is always tempting to spend them during raids on more turns, but sigils and gear will benefit you more in the long run.
Sigils give you more TOTAL turns, 2 available for gold shield amounts (cheap and
PRICY) and the rest are unlockable with Raid tokens, up to 42 total turns.
Gem slots unlockable for silver, and gems carry over into new equipment.
Gem will give a higher increase on higher tier gear!
Fill those gem slots with cheap gems, they’re better than nothing!

Raids start to be available almost from the get go, but ramp up pretty quickly in might requirements and difficulty. Don’t know all the status of all the guilds, but I know that “Liberates” is making it through Kraken on gold pretty handily. 12% into phase 3 on Attack at Dawn!

1st TIER: 0 might req for Gobs, 150 for Plaguerider, 500 for Lockbolt, 1000 for Overseer
2nd TIER: 1800 for Kraken, 2300 for Crypt (but is broken), 2950 for Attack, etc

If you have extra cycles and you see a raid which is “too low” struggling a bit, lend a hand! It will help get lower folks rewards so they can help out on higher raids. An unfinished raid means folks who contributed turns don’t get any rewards besides the silver and XP. We want everyone to get those tokens for upgrades!


And that’s our show for tonight, We want to thank Dills for joining us! Next week we’ll be talking to Rift

Stay tuned, as we’ve got a full ride of great AIE members segments coming right up, including…
Ask Miss Mulgra
Overly Dramatic News
Alludra’s Pets
Mod Minute
AIE Raid Wrapup

But first, if you need to reach us, we can be found at…
– Email:
– Twitter @aiepodcast, @shownotfound @acuzod @alludra_aie
– Guest Twitter: @williedills
– New website:
– Watch our old show:

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AIE Podcast Ep 130 — The Real AIE Sat, 12 Jan 2013 03:05:40 +0000 Part 1

More games, more meetups, and we have the WoW Head Brony himself! All that and more coming up right now. THIS is the A-I-E Podcast…

Good Evening Ladies and Gentleman, this is the AIE Podcast Episode 130, the die HAS been podcast. Broadcasting from beautiful Northern California, this is Ghomus. Joining me from only a quarter of the state away is Alludra. And coming at us from the deep South out in Central Alabama, is Acuzod.

We’ve got a great show today, with special guests Lanctharus and Mkallah standing by to talk to us about World of Warcraft but first, the news…

Part 2


It’s only been a short while since the LAST AIE Craft Faire, but the spring fair is coming up for world of warcraft, and a few fine folks are already starting to collect mats! There are going to be rather a few threads popping up, so if you just check the professions section of the AIE WoW forums, all the hot info is there!

Space….the final frontier. These are the voyages of the star ship…AIE! That’s right, this week AIE has officially GERP’d into Star Trek Online. Another free to play MMO now has the mark of a quality gaming community on it. Come join the fun, and seek out new life and new civilizations!

Because you OBVIOUSLY have way too much free time, and there are periods in your day when you just cannot be in front of a computer, AIE has also ventured into an an iOS/Android game called the “Book of Heroes”

So. California AIE late winter Meetup

Come joins your guild mates from Southern California for some lunch and most importantly beers frosty beverages! Join Lanctharus (WoW Guildmaster and all around goofball) for what we hope will be a lovely afternoon. Watch him as he freaks out over people’s terribad juke box selections.

aeltor on the forums has created a list of the top 25 pet battle players with the help of Yes, this is the same fine chap who is also creating the list of the top 25 achievement points earning toons in the guild! So if you want to see how you stack up with the rest of AIE’s amazing pet tamers, head on over to the forums to check out the list!

Stupidgenius of AIE rift fame is organizing events for Crafting, Great Hunt, rifts or Dungeons! So far he’s trying to run every Monday & Wednesday at 7pm server(PST). The sneaky Rift officer is coordinating these events through twitter so follow @_stupidgeinus to catch the announcements as they happen!

And now, let’s welcome in our special guests, Lanctharus and Mkallah…


Lanctharus: Hello again! I hope you made it through the holidays without losing your mind, patience or amassing a huge amount of holiday debt. I will not ask how your waistline fared as mine has suffered greatly. /cry

Been busy playing games that I swore to myself that I was not going to buy myself before Christmas. Damn you STEAM! I haven’t been playing Lanctharus much as of late as I have been focusing on my original main that I first started in Warcraft. Man did I miss playing a warrior. I guess I have a thing for smacking things with oversized two handed weapons.

Which btw according to the latest patch notes, Blizzard why you nerfing me? *sniffles
Shockwave and Second Wind

[Ask Mkallah how her game time and holidays have gone]

Lanc talks about losing his smartphone. Which had his authenticator installed on.. Which means he had to call Blizzard… But no worries I got my access back but while we are at it let’s talk a little about account security.

Mathannug reminded me that the AIE Gaming Community will be celebrating its 6th anniversary on February 13th. What and how are you planning on celebrating this milestone?

Although we are still very early in the planning stages I called dibs on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 16th. We are going to have a party on a massive scale so bring your best looking gear, tabards, banners, mounts. Oh and you may want to bring along a few pieces of PvP gear.

*Maniacal laughter

[Talk about some fond memories of the AIEGC]

Founding of the Centurions and our first ever meeting
Crashing Blizzcon 2008
The first time we stepped into Mana Tombs with Stigg, Xanar and Parlett.
That one time I got squashed like a bug trying to tank my very first heroic. (Hellfire Ramparts)

Guild bank gold discussion. Average weekly gold loss is averaging about 16K, At current rate gold reserves will be depleted mid 2015. The guild repair gold limit of 50g per day per toon will continue but remember that we reserve the right to update the repair amount when necessary.

You can see our guild metric at the following address:

Really folks! We are here for you. If you see us in the Boiler Room or one of the general lounge channels in Vent please stop by and talk.


And that’s our show for tonight, We want to thank Lanctharus and Mkallah for joining us! Next week we’ll be talking to Guild Wars 2

Stay tuned, as we’ve got a full ride of great AIE members segments coming right up, including…
Overly Dramatic News
Ask Miss Mulgra
Mod Minute
Epic Diapers Standup Routine
Alludra’s Pets
The AIE Raid Wrapup! (it’s back!)

But first, if you need to reach us, we can be found at…
– Email:
– Twitter @aiepodcast, @shownotfound @acuzod @alludra_aie
– Guest Twitter: @lanctharus @cyberwaif
– New website:
– Watch our old show:

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AIE Podcast Ep 129 — 4 Brookbank Street, Troutbottom Mon, 07 Jan 2013 20:39:02 +0000

We’ve got a new Guildie of the Moment, more guild meetups, and we talk to the gang from AIE LOTRO. All that and more coming up right now. THIS is the A-I-E Podcast…

Good evening ladies and gentleman, this is the AIE Podcast, episode 129! Broadcasting from beautiful Northern California, this is Ghomus. (Ghomus catchphrase) Joining me from a hop, skip, and a jump away is Alludra. (Alludra greetings). And coming at us from way down yonder out in Central Alabama, is Acuzod. (AcuZod greeting)

We’ve got a great show today, with special guests Apolas and Ingormar, but first, the news…

Let’s start the new year with a new guildie of the moment! Everyone give a  big congratulations to Prevenge! This guildie went above and beyond by securing a collectors edition MOP box for Mortoss when the retailers in his area sold out. Prevenge then drove it to Mortoss rather than ship it! Wow!
Remember we officers have our eyes open for this sort of super guildie behaviour but we can’t see all of the awesome in AIE! If you know someone who went above and beyond let the officers know by writing an email to Prevenge, we salute you!

Also the officers of AIE world of warcraft would like to re-welcome Ghomus into the game! yay! Ghomus, whom you may have heard of has been an officer in other games but has recently decided to rejoin the AIE world of warcraft community as an officer! Ghomus, welcome back and…don’t you ever just want to play?

-For those of you that are in the Chicagoland area, there is going to be a meetup at Medieval Times on Feb 2nd. Go and get your grub on (with your hands, no silverware!) and watch some quality Jousting!
-In the DC Area there are some folks going to what appears to be called “MagFest” that is happening THIS VERY WEEKEND. Check out the post for more details! Games and music all weekend!
-Other meetups are being tentively suggested on the forums and the site so if you are interested in going, or want to plan your own meetup in the new year, head on over and get to planning! It’s surprisingly easy!

It’s now been just over a year since AIE ventured into a Galaxy Far Far Away! Our Dark Lord, Pel-patine, has assembled a great yearbook of pictures, and a few other folks have contributed links as well. Come check it out, it’s pretty fun. And remember, free to play so join the fun anytime!

The steam Holiday sale is still going on and going strong! That’s right, they aren’t done emptying our pockets! At least not until the 5th. Head over to steam and see if you can grab that game you have had your eye on at a fantastic price. Or avoid steam entirely. That seems the better route.

Speaking of Steam, we have a Steam game giveaway, courtesy of Belthaz! Belthaz has graciously donated a copy of Dungeons of Dremor to give away to our podcast listeners, which will will do right now….

Patch 5.2 has hit the world of warcraft PTR. What’s 5.2? Only this humongous new patch that is going to change a bunch of stuff! What kind of stuff? How about a new raiding their? More to the legendary quest! Changes to the world boss system, and the ability to buy the farm! Head on over to the official patch notes to see what they plan on implementing and to keep track of all that will be changed by the time the patch goes live!

If you have a friend who is considering spending tons of money to transfer characters over to the earthen ring server to play in AIE, the officers would like to remind you to suggest that they roll a character specifically to see if we are the right fit for them! Rolling a new character is free and we don’t care if you later decide to delete them! World of warcraft applications are open to everyone during the first 7 days of the month!

And with that, let’s welcome in Apolas and Ingormar to talk about AIE LOTROTROOTORO

Lord of the Rings Online is the official MMORPG for Middle earth. The game was released April 2007, and AIE has established a settlement in the game at the end of the previous year.

The kinship was officially named alea iacta est on 12/27.

There are four ranks in the kinship –
Leader – whose main purpose to provide an anchor for the kinship and promote officers.
Officers – same as in most games
Kinsman/Kinswoman – the regular folks of the kinship
Recruits – new applicants

We have a Kinship House in the Shire Homesteads, at 4 Brookbank Street, Troutbottom. Members are welcome to use the house to donate items to the kin, decorations for placement in the house.

Yule Fest is ending today – the annual Christmas celebration
Sales on the expansions will be expiring soon, currently they are half off on Steam.

Riders of Rohan is the latest expansion, released October of 2012. Level cap 85, mounted combat.

AIE members in good standing are welcome to apply for membership at any time and become Kinsmen when accepted. Applicants without toons in any AIE guild in any game will go through the recruit level of membership.

The game is F2P and includes the three starting areas – Ered Luin, The Shire, and Bree-lands. Also now includes Lone-lands, so providing content up to level 35. Expansions can be bought via Turbine Points or Cash. Quest-packs and deeds for areas not purchased can be bought as well. Deeds in the free-to-play areas grant TP upon completion and so it is possible (just not likely) to play the game entirely for free.

Items bought in the Turbine Store add to the game but are not required to play the game.


And that’s our show for tonight, We want to thank Apolas and Ingormar for joining us! Stay tuned for our great mystery guests next week!

Stay tuned, as we’ve got a full ride of great AIE members segments coming right up, including…
– Southern Gaming with Bouvi
– ModMinute
– Ask Miss Mulgra
– MegaMinute
– Alludra’s Pets

But first, if you need to reach us, we can be found at…
– Email:
– Twitter @aiepodcast, @shownotfound @acuzod @alludra_aie
– Guest Twitter: Apolas / Ben @beninmtl ; Ingormar / Clinton @loweryc
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Kudos to Max for the show title!

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