AIE Podcast Ep 132 — Rift Happens

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!)

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