The AIE Podcast #225 – AIE 8th: Battles Glorious & Deeds Victorious

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    (T) I see babies!
    (M) AIE Celebrates its eighth year of existence
    (T): Love is in the air
    (M) We have a question of the week!
    (T): Stigg and Ralff are here to talk about AIE’s 8 year anniversary

All that and more coming up right now…

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(M) Welcome to episode # 225 of the the podcast celebrating the Alea Iacta Est gaming community. This isMkallah- and there is some anniversary cake in the guild kitchen. And right over there, we have Tetsemi (Catch Phrase here ). This week we are joined by our amazingly special guests – Stigg and Ralff, who are here to talk to us about AIE’s 8th Anniversary! Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into our big anniversary show shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…


(T)- Huge Congrats to Alachaas and Leontine on the birth of their level 1 human, Aria Rose. Daddy is a Tank, Mommy is a Hunter- word has it, sweet little Aria will be getting her account soon and will learn to heal so they can LFG as a family. Shadow Priest was mentioned, but we’ll see how that works out for them.

(M) – AIE is also celebrating as it’s our 8 year anniversary.

If you want to share your history with AIE, the is a google doc linked in the show notes and on the forums.

AIE in WoW had two weekend events to honor this momentous occasion:

The ever lovely Nevermore held an in game Meet and Greet event yesterday, to celebrate Valentines day and the Love of AIE! It was a massive success, and an impromptu Warcraft Trivial Pursuit game broke out.

And today, to share the love of PVP, Sparrow and crew ran an assault on Ashran with a might, fury and humor seldom seen on the field of battle. This event ran from 2-6 server time, and feedback from twitter indicates that this was an event enjoyed by all!

(T) – In February 2007, Alea Iacta Est was formed by the creators and fans of several popular podcasts (a guy you may of heard of, Scott Johnston/Gerp -guy from The Instance and ELR, Randy/ Maui from the Instance, Veronica- Winema from Buzz out Loud, and Mahalo Daily, Len from Jawbone Radio, and the crew from WoW Addons.

AIE has gone through a few iterations- initially, the name of the guild was I Eat Babies, but that was quickly changed due to it not being family friendly- and Alea Iacta Est- Latin for “the Die has been Cast” was chosen as the new name. Before the start of Cataclysm, we were the largest guild in North America, though due to guild caps placed by Blizzard, we had to break into much smaller co-guilds. We are so large, we have 11 co-guilds, all bound together by the Greenwall created by our own robot and master planner, Stigg.

And with that, let’s get to Ralff and Stigg and talk about AIE in the past, present and future …



Mkallah- Ralff and Stigg, thanks so much for joining us. Both of you have been in AIE for a long time, and have been a huge factor in our community – what brought you to AIE originally?

(Once they are done, the hosts can go around and answer the same topic)

Tetsemi – Due to our sheer number, AIE tends to be forced to create our own solutions to problems that Blizzard never anticipated – in fact, there are times that we have our own trending topic on Twitter, #AIIEproblems! Can you guys give us some insight on how we go about creating new tools, especially for AIE? What sort of iterative process do you go through from problem identification to solution and creation?

Mkallah- The fact that AIE is active, in and out of game, is a big part of our culture –
Stigg – what was your first real life AIE event and your most memorable?
Ralff – what was your first real life AIE event and your most memorable?

(once they are done, ask the same of the hosts)

MK- What is your favourite AIE memory?

Alludra – I got a ton of them!

Question of the Week:

Before we sign off, we’d like to leave you with this question of the week. Please tweet your answer to @AIEPodcast or e-mail us at

What brought you into the AIE Community?


Mkallah- And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Ralff and Stigg for joining us.

Twitter: @Stigg and @Ralffie

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.. Alludra is at @alludra_aie, Mkallah is at @cyberwaif,and Tetsemi is at @ivorytiger. 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!

Alludra- And now it’s time to play all of the great AIE member segment we received this week, including…
Overly Dramatic News
Ask Ms Mulgra
Mega Minute
Ask A Magus
This Week in AIEU

Next week we’ll be talking to Hoots and the Crew from EVE . So until then, AIE…

– This is Mkallah
– This is Tetsemi
– This is Alludra
And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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

AIE 8th: Battles Glorious & Deeds Victorious