The AIE Podcast #222 – I’m Batman

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Tetsemi: The Spring Craft planning is in the air…
    Mkallah: More Pets More Pets! More Pets!
    Alludra Hi ho the daiy-o a mining we will go…
    Tetsemi: The state of The Secret [redated]…
    Mkallah: Abovan and Kelseer from AIE in Final Fantasy XIV
    Alludra: All that and more coming up right now…

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode # 222 of the the podcast celebrating the Alea Iacta Est gaming community. This is Alludra, and I think you are awesome, with me as always, is Mkallah (there is a blueberry sour cream pie in the guild kitchen) and right over there, we have Tetsemi. (“spread sheets blah blah”). This week we are joined by special guests Abovan and Kelseer who are here to talk to us about AIE in Final Fantasy Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be talking to Abo and Kelseer shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…


World of Warcraft recently sent out a surprise gift to users who have been subscribed to continually for 10 years- an amazing replica of the bronze Orc statue that stands in the courtyard at Blizzard HQ in Irvine. Didn’t receive one- don’t worry, neither did we- but lots of AIE guildies have.

In World of Warcraft, there are rumors that a Spring Craft Faire is in the works. Please keep an eye on the Professions forums (use the forums) for more details as it becomes available. If you would like to help out with the craft please contact Syreyne in game or on the forums (use the forums) to volunteer.

A friendly reminder for all guildies in WoW, as well, please utilize the AIELFG channel (not AIELFO) for organizing raids/dungeons/world bosses/PvP groups, etc. It is an open channel that the rest of the server does have access to and utilize as well, so show the AIE love and help folks out. You can join the channel by typing in your chat box /join AIELFG.

Don’t forget the Thank a Guildmate Thread as well. Someone help you out with a quest or question? Let them know they’re awesome –

A new mining operation is started January 14th with 100% Orca boosts and free ships. The came, they saw, they mined!.

FP Weeklies and Queuing discussion about Hard Mode Flash Points and soloing older content

Also rumor has it there may be a Dirty Imperial Datacron Run tonight January 18th, see the forum post for more details.

Keep up to date with News/Updates/Info with the ongoing thread in the forums

The Secret World:
Ratto Zatto has posted a link to the State of the Game for December/January from the developers in our forums (use the forums). In addition, there is also a review of what happened in the previous year in TSW, so it’s a good catch up read –

Lord of the Rings Online:

Need a rep item or several? Dux has put more items in the guild house chest for all to use, check the forum post if you have items to contribute or need –

Also the Producer’s letter has been published with plans for the first half of 2015

Star Trek Online:
Just a reminder the 2014 Holiday Ornament event is over, it went till January 15th.

Final Fantasy XIV:
Looking for a specific color for your Chocobo? You know you are! Please check the forum post where guildies are coordinating getting and giving specific colors

It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the retirement of the AIE division in Wildstar. The two co-guilds will be disbanded Soon(™), so make sure you log in to get anything you need from the guild banks before that happens

And with that, let’s get back to Abovan and Kelseer and find out what’s going on in Final Fantasy.

Game News:

All 3 Fan Fests have completed! Great fun, streamed over Twitch.
New Expansion, Heavensward news, new races, classes, and new flying mounts in the new zones!
New Race, Au Ra, a tall, mysterious and cool race. Horns and such.
New jobs, all without a class requirement (meaning no pre-req, just pick the class and go)
Dark Knight – Tank
Uses dark magic to tank, 2h Greatsword, evasion and parry tank
Astrologian – Healer
Uses powers of the stars to heal and assist allies. Star Globe as their weapon, and uses cards in different combinations to cast spells.
Machinist – DPS (ranged)
Mechanical pet and turrets dps class. Uses a gun as their primary weapon.
Flying mounts
Traditional flying mounts, get the mount, summon, fly away.
Single person airships will also be available
Free Company Airships, where the FC will work together to build the airship will be possible, with the expansion of the airship though the life of the expansion.
New faction, Holy See of Ishgard
Collectors Edition will be available, Digital and Physical will be available.
Physical Collector’s is MASSIVE

Besides all of this xpack news…

Patch 2.5 is hitting on Tuesday
New Story quests, both main scenario quests, side quests and Hildibrand, new Primal fights
New area, World of Darkness – like LFR in WoW, 24 people in a somewhat casual raid. This is a continuation of the Crystal Tower story line, all done in the 24 people, casual raid content.
New PvP zone, Borderland Ruins
New Housing Item, Aetherial Wheel – Allows an alternate way of generating FC Credits to buy FC buffs for everyone to enjoy.
Tons of quality of life changes.
PS4 – PS Move controllers now supported! (no, I don’t have these, nor do I have plans to)
Traditional Controller mode is still quite awesome.

AIE News

AIE Membership and attendance is on the up and up!
AIE Coil Runs (Raids) was working on Turn 5, Twinitania, and was streaming it over Twitch last night (Saturday)
Lots of fun, and great progress on a very technically demanding fight. Many one shot kills regardless of gear level. Will continue to run this each Saturday at 9pm EST.
Tuesday,( we will be having a little in-game wedding of Jasmine and Samantha Winchester! It is an invite only event, but just ask them and you can be a part of the ceremony. It will take place at the Sanctum of the Twelve, in East Shroud. The Closest teleport crystal is Hawthhorn Hut. It will take place at 10pm EST, 7pm PST.
New and old raid teams are also starting back up. FFXIV end game content are primarily 8 people in size.

And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Abovan and Kelseer for joining us. Also Tofu is Evil

If you have a question or comment about our show, you can email us at You can also follow us on Twitter. The show is at @aiepodcast. Tetsemi is at @ivorytiger. Alludra is at @alludra_aie, and Mkallah is at @cyberwaif. We record live with video every Sunday at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific. You can join the chatroom and play along with us on our website at Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website!

And now it’s time to play all of the great AIE member segment we received this week, including…
Ask A Magus x 2
Ask Ms Mulgra x 2
Overly Dramatic News
Epic Diapers
Mega Minute

Tetsemi- Next week we’ll be talking to Vanflicke from lord of the rings online. So until then, AIE…
– This is Tetsemi
– This is Alludra
– This is Mkallah
And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

Don’t Forget: Get the show title before closing the broadcast!

Show Title: I’m batman