AIE Podcast Ep 178 — The Secret World: Time Zones are Hard!

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On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

– The most expensive battle ever waged

– 4 Year Anniversary Event is live

– House collection reaches 6 million gil

– Skyrim pre-order deals

– And we talk about AIE in The Secret World

All that and more coming up right now…


AIE WOW: Cross-realm raid LFG

Here’s something I just found out, and even though I bet every other World of Warcraft’er already knew it, I thought I’d share, just in case. If you open the Raid window, there is an “Other Raids” tab at the top that will let you LFG for for cross-realm raids. This seems like a very helpful feature for finding a raid during low-population times, including for those pesky Timeless Isle Celestials that I never seem to catch anyone killing.


AIE EVE: The most expensive battle ever waged

What started out as a missed payment has led to the largest battle to ever take place in EVE Online. Hoots describes it as “a struggle between multiple coalitions that has involved nearly every nullsec entity in one form or another”. The end result has been the destruction of over $300,000 equivalent dollars worth of ships. Hoots posted a video in the AIE EVE forums showing some of the destruction.

AIE STO:  4 Year Anniversary Event is live

We can’t put this any better than Perfect World did themselves, so we’ll just tell you what they said: “To celebrate our Four-Year Anniversary, from now until Thursday, February 27, Q is hosting parties and giving away prizes on Earth Spacedock, Qo’noS and New Romulus Command. In addition to the festivities, we are also proud to release our latest Feature Episode, “A Step Between Stars,” with the talented voice work of Voyager’s own Tuvok, as played by Tim Russ! This special episode continues the thrilling Solanae Dyson Sphere storyline and will leave everlasting repercussions on the STO universe as you know it. Don’t miss out on the fun, and make sure to read the rest of this news post for a glimpse of what is in store for you, as well as our Anniversary Rewards Blog to find out what epic rewards await you.”


AIE FF: House collection reaches 6 million gil

Big kudos to the AIE Final Fantasy gang; They just passed 6 million gil collected towards purchasing their guild house. You can help earn earn gil just by  jumping into a treasure hunting group with a level 45+ character. You don’t have to be any good, you just have to be there. For more information and other ways you can help, see Jasmine’s post the AIE Final Fantasy section of the forums.


AIE General: Imperium Ludi forums reminder

Don’t forget, while AIE has official presence in a large number of games, we have explorations going on into almost every game out there, from MMOs to F2Ps to MOBAs. If you want to see what other people are playing, or throw out an idea for a game we should look into, check out the Imperium Ludi section of the forums.


AIE General: Skyrim pre-order deals

And speaking of other games, there is a thread in the Imperium Ludi forums concerning Elder Scrolls Online that contains information on a number of discounts towards pre-orders of the new Skyrim MMO. For example, there is a code for 20% off from Green Man, and a link for 25% off from Gamefly. If you’ve been thinking about pulling the trigger on a purchase of the game, check the thread and get a good deal.


AIE Nomads: Rift reminder

We mentioned it last week, but just to remind everyone, if you’ve been thinking about jumping into Rift, the AIE Nomads, that group of game wanderers, are roaming their way into Rift starting on Saturday and lasting all month. See Lotwook’s post in the forums, or even his AIE Wiki entry for more information.


AIE General: Town Hall

Just a head’s up: AIE is planning another AIE Town Hall meeting coming up in February. This is where we try to get the entire guild together in vent to report on the current “state of the guild” and find out what AIE is planning for the future. Dates are still being nailed down, so keep your eyes on the forums and your ears tuned to this podcast for further details.


AIE Meetups

Here are the upcoming AIE Meetups according to the AIE page:

– Sunday Feb 9th at 6pm: Chino Banditos in Pheonix

– Saturday Feb 22nd at midnight: Rocky Horror Picture Show in Los Angeles

– Friday April 11th at 10am: PAX East in Boston

– Friday April 18th at 3pm: AwesomeCon in Washington D.C.

To RSVP for any of these meetups, or start your own, hit the website and search for “Alea Iacta Est”


Grimbane: When last we visited The Secret World [Redacted]

RattoZatto: The new Christmas event was another in theme dark spin on the holidays.  There was a revival of parts of the End of Days event that tied with the whole Mayan calendar from last year, but this year the new content involved the Krampus and his mother Hel.  For more real world info on them:


The Whispering Tide event is still going on, but the current phase we were on months ago, is still current.  Content for the next phase has been beta tested, and Tokyo is still next in line, as far as new content goes.


We have four regular events each week, and we’d like to talk about them.


Nightmare Modes (Kamiel)

General Progression Night (Kamiel)

Lair Night (RattoZatto)

Scenario Night (Grimbane)




And that’s our show for tonight, We want to thank Kamiel, Grimbane and RattoZatto  for joining us!


Rato, where can people find you on the net?


@RattoZatto on Twitter, and the blog I write for,


Grim, how about you?



Kam? Your turn…


@kamiel_aie also AIE:TSW on Facebook


Next week we’ll be talking to the AIE Nomads! They are wandering on over to the to the show!


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

– Much Lesser-Known Sha

– Epic Diapers

– Buxley’s Journal

– Ask Miss Mulgra

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And this has been… The AIE Podcast.


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Kudos to Kazrik for this weeks show title!