The AIE Podcast #212 – Delta Rising: AIE meets Voyager
On this episode of The AIE Podcast…
- Halloween is here!
- Last chance to get your Gare-looms
- The Emporer has reached Max level
- The megaservers are coming, cupcakes
- And RattoZatto and Capt Hunter are here to talk about AIE in Star Trek Online
All that and more coming up right now…
AIE: Community News
Do you have a ticket (real or virtual) to Blizzcon? If so, this year’s BlizzCon online merchandise sale is underway! Starting today through November 11, BlizzCon attendees and Virtual Ticket buyers can score some cool BlizzCon-premiere loot through the Blizzard Gear Store.
The queues are down to normal levels, servers are up and running, and the Nomads atre heading to Archeage through now through October 31st . The game is Free to Play- and if you had issues before, give it a second look.
And there is a ton more news on ALL of the games AIE is playing on the forums, so much news that we can’t put it all in the podcast. Go, check them out, too see all of the great things happening in the AIE gaming community.
AIE: World of Worcraft
WoW Up to 7.4 Million Subscribers
Blizzard released the subscribers count ahead of next month’s earning call. This is up 600k from the Q2 2014 call that listed WoW at 6.8 million subscribers.
Hallows end is here- Observed by both the Horde and the Alliance, Hallow’s End is a celebration of the break between the Forsaken and the Scourge. Many tricks and treats await adventurers seeking holiday fun, including defeating the Headless Horseman, visiting inns and cities for fun items such as masks and costumes, and eating way too much candy in one sitting. New this year- The Exquisite Costume of the Lich KIng. available for purchase at a price of 500 tricky treats- this exact replica has 20 charges.
6.0.2 has dropped, and until the launch of Warlords of Draenor on November 13, players have a 100% chance to get their first Garrosh heirloom weapon in each difficulty (with the exception of Raid Finder) of Siege of Orgrimmar. If you have yet to claim an heirloom for your collection, here’s your chance. Once Warlords of Draenor goes live, these heirlooms will no longer be available, so get involved in the siege before it’s too late. And in that Note, Thuggs is hosting the amazing Heirloom-a-thon- there is a link to the sign up in the forums and in the show notes.
And don’t forget the AIE homecoming dance to ghoul for school on November 1st, hosted by Zephirah. We still need a few items for the refreshments, take a look on the forums.
AIE: Star Wars The Old Rebublic
Up this week in the always popular Ask a SWTOR quildie, Apolas! Head on over to ask any questions in reason to this great member of the AIE community. And if you are playing SWTOR, sign up for the inquisition!
Due to real life issues, Emporer Pellepatine is stepping down as the head of the SWTOR branch of AIE, but never fear, the always present Max (yes, the Max that plays ALL the games) is happy to step in and take over leadership duties. Send him your congratulations and condolences.
Coming on the heels of AIE:SWTOR launching our Guild Flagships, Strongholds and engaging in some epic guild versus guild Conquest, BioWare has introduced the next game-changerTM and announced the Shadow of Revan Digital Expansion. Shadow of Revan will launch the first week in December. In order to prepare players for the new content and a level cap increase from 55 to 60, BioWare has enabled special perks for subscribers who have pre-ordered the $19.99 expansion. In addition to early access at launch, an experience bonus of 12x has been enabled for all class story missions. This has been heartily embraced by our guild and an altapalooza is in progress with new 55s popping up on a constant basis.
AIE: Lord Of The Rings Online
Don’t forget, the fall festival is returning to LOTR on or around October 21st (sorry, we don’t have an exact date yet). And on the heels of the the fall fair, and in grand AIE tradition, AIE in LOTR is hosting a craft faire on November 1st.
On October 15th, Wildstar rolled out megaservers and Sakata on the forums posted some great information on how to get to Nexus. Go update it, Cupcakes!
AIE: Star Trek Online – With RattoZatto and Capt Hunter
Ratto: Previously, on Star Trek Online:
Hunter: Why is this ship still going backwards?
Ratto: Damn it, I’m a doctor, tinker, tenor, spy, hologram, playwright, author, and lover, not a red shirt!
Hunter: Every Rule of Acquisition, if it gets you money, do it. Even if you shouldn’t.
Hunter: Sorry, Captain Kim, I’m the newest character in the setting, and even I outrank you.
Ratto: And now the continuation of Star Trek Online: Delta Rising
Star Trek Online had their second expansion since their launch, Delta Rising, on the 14th.
The level cap is raised to 60,
No new playable races, but there’s a wealth of new races to interact with.
New tier of ships is now available, along with the ship mastery system that goes with Tier 6, and Tier 5 Upgraded.
The space map got a display update, and two new space zones were added for the Delta Quadrant.
Five actors from Star Trek: Voyager came to reprise the roles of their respective characters.
Learn about a secretive force laying waste to a region of the Delta Quadrant.
Old allies and enemies of Voyager show up, as the consequences of interacting with that region of space make themselves apparent.
Fleet: We’re still plugging away at finishing up the Dilithium Mine. We need a big push to get Dilithium to complete Tier 3 in Development, which will make ultimately give us a Fleet Mark discount on all future Fleet Asset projects in the future. After that, we need to finally reach Tier 3 in Trade, which will give an ongoing discount in the amount of Dilithium needed in all future Fleet Asset projects.
What is Dilithium? How do you get it? What can it be used for?
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- Buxley’s Journal
- Epic Diapers
- Ask Miss Mulgra
- Ask a Magus
- Overly Dramatic News
- Much lesser-Known Shas
Kudos to cybyl for this week’s show title!