AIE Podcast Ep 175 — The Rent is Too Dang High

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On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

– Time to start planning your meetups!

– Time to share the love

– And Time to talk to Jasmine about AIE in Final Fantasy

All that and more coming up right now…



For those of you into Music and Gaming, and if you’re listening to this podcast we know you are,    There will be an AIE meetup at MAGFest in National Harbor, Maryland, this Saturday, January 4th at 3pm. So if you’re anywhere near the area, you’ll want to RSVP on the AIE site and check it out.


The fan-con which has turned into something MUCH larger, now held 3 times a year, is happening soon on the east coast! PAX East Meetup April 13th 6pm (book hotel room now!) The tickets are sure to sell out, and this con is crazy, meet up with some AIE folks there!


Speaking of Meetups, don’t foget AIE has our own page! So if you’ve ever wanted to get together with a bunch of your AIE pals and catch a movie, play some games, or whatever, head on over to our page and arrange your own meetup.


The AIE World of Warcraft Love is in the Air event is just a month and a half away. This is where we celebrate Valentine’s day by holding a big group love-in complete with happy couples renewing their vows in front of a special guest master of ceremonies. Oh, and did I mention we hold it in the chapel in Stormwind? That’s right, in addition to honored guests, we need an honor guard. Heavy on the guard. Come help us share our love with the Alliance in the best way we know how, with large heavy weapons! For more information, see Syrene’s post in the forums.


For those of you that like to boldly go where no one’s gone before, here’s a chance to win something no one’s won before – a starship with your own name on it! Perfect World has announced a contest to win a starship scale model of your choice, an actual physical object you can make your friends jealous over, with your own name and registry printed on it! For more information on how to win, see the Perfect World website, or find Capt Hunter’s post in the forums.


And speaking of Star Trek Online, we want to give a big shout out to the AIE STO crew for earning their 2013 starbase ornament. As Capt Hunter says in the forums, we can’t wait to see the 2014 ornament hanging there next year.


Just a reminder, if you miss being able to chat with your AIE buddies when you’re not in game, then miss it no more! AIE has our own Jabber client, so now you can sign in and chat with AIE, even when you’re stuck in that game called Real LIfe. For more informations see the Jabber post in the forums or search the AIE Wiki





-General Housing Stuff (how it works, different housing zones, etc)

-Wow this stuff is expensive wow

-How many other guilds have houses

-Where our donations stand right now


Ooooo New Patch:

-Crystal Tower begins, first 24 player raid, three teams of eight

-AIE cleared Crystal Tower as a full eight-player team

-Fun, reasonably tactical fights still managing to be reasonable for PuG teams

-Tons of small “quality of life” changes

-Treasure hunts

-Dungeon roulette system (random dungeon finder that yields daily rewards)



-Abovan has begun posting about our Free Company in a few different spots

-Response has been positive, welcomed several new people into AIE

-Current numbers, around 150 members

-FFXIV is only $15 on Amazon now



And that’s our show for tonight, We want to thank Jasmine for joining us!


Next week we’ll be talking to a mystery guest, so you should join us! (it’s not really a mystery, we just haven’t figured it out!)


Stay tuned, as we’ve got a full ride of great AIE members segments coming right up, including…

Much Lesser-Known Shas

Ask Miss Mulgra

Mega Minute

Buxley’s Journal  (Buxley is back!)

Overly Dramatic News

But first, if you need to reach us, we can be found at…

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Thanks to Bonroku for the show title!