The AIE Podcast #227 – SWTOR hopes the new expansion gets a strong-hold on you!
On this episode of The AIE Podcast…
- Tetsemi: We need your feedback on the new website!
Mkallah: Star Trek remembers Spock
Alludra: There is official Craft Faire information
Mkallah: We have a new question of the week!
Tetsemi: Sema and Max are here to talk about AIE in SWTOR
All that and more coming up right now…
Alldura – Welcome to episode # 227 of the the podcast celebrating the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has ben podcast. This is Alludra. To my left is Mkallah – (hey guys, there is a strawberry strata in the guild kitchen). And right over there cleaning up the mess, we have Tetsemi! (Catch Phrase here ). This week we are joined by special guests Sema and Max who is here to talk to us about AIE in SWTOR Welcome!
Ok, we’ll be digging into SWTOR shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…
Kav has been hard at work on the new AIE website and it looks great, with lots of great functionality including guildie of the month spotlight, easy links to the forums, mumble information, the meetup site and so much more. He is still looking for feedback from our wonderful AIE members. There is a link on the forums and in the shownotes. Please, please take a look and let Kav know your thoughts.
If you have been a member of AIE for any time, you know about the epic event that is Nerdtacular. The annual event is taking place at the Snowbird resort from July 30- August 1st- and tickets are quickly selling out. There is more information at http://nerdtacular.com and there are tons of converstaions going on in the nerdtacular section of the frogpants forums, including ride and room cordination, plans to go out to the movies, and more.
Pandazerg was kind enough to share this great information- now through the 15th, Star Citizen Arena Commander is free to try.
Anyone who has been curious to try out Star Citizen but have been holding off on shelling out money, here is your chance to jump into the cockpit and take it for a spin.
Head on over to the Imperium Ludi section of the forums for a link to the website and use the promo code to try this beautiful game!
https://robertsspace…ns/paxeast-2015 and use the code: PAXEASTFREEFLY2K15
On February 27th, the Science fiction community lost everyone’s favourite honorary geek grandfather, Leonard Nimoy. To remember this great may and his many contributions to Star Trek and Geekdom, STO has set up two permanent in game memorials, not just honoring Mr Nimoy, but other Star Trek family members who have passed.
The Craft Faire has official dates- Saturday, April 25th, 4-7 server time and Sunday, April 26th, 2-5 server time. Wanna know where to send materials, how to sign up, how to participate in the raffle? Lots of great information on the forums and in the AIE wiki.
And what is a craft faire without a COOP? Second in command Grimcow is taking over the Alachaas, who has a lot of newborn agro right now. COOP is tentatively planned for the evening of the 25th- keep an eye on the forums for sign up information.
Did you get a selfie stick in patch 6.1? Grey Knight has started a fun thread to share pictures of your toon!
Alldura- PAX East News:
Just announced at PAX East, Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward finally has a release date- June 23rd. The crew from Final Fantasy will should be joining us next week, so we can get all of the details on the new content that we can expect this summer.
Just announced the newest Hearthstone expansion Black Rock Mountain will be available for pre-order on March 19-20th and launch in April.
Heroes of the Storm:
A new hero debuted at PAX East, Sylvanus. You know her, you love her, you will obey her in this life, or the next, it’s Sylvanus! She plays as either an assassin or a warrior, either way she will command your attention or you’ll find yourself dead on the floor back at your base.
Beta is coming Fall 2015 and two new characters were announced. McCree, a gunslinging cowboy that echos right out of your favorite spaghetti western and Zyrya, a former world champion weight lifter turned hero. Yes she’s a tank, and yes she is Tetsemi’s new favorite character because, tank, and dose ‘guns. Seriously, really well done job on both, but extra praise on the non-typical body type.
And with that, let’s get back to Sema and Max and find out what’s going on in SWTOR…
State of the Guild
Imperial side, for example, has 99 active accounts and over 300 characters played in the last 30 days.
We are always at the cap of 500 but kick a few as we need space to try to keep one guild.
One Republic Operations team
Three Imperial Operations teams
Two standing guild event nights per week
Mandatory Fun Night on Tuesdays (can talk about this)
GSF Night on Saturdays (more talking)
Guild meet-up in MN back in Jan(?)
We like to fill up Mumble on a regular basis… anyone can come find us in the SWTOR channel
Streaming is happening on a regular basis
Try to stream Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
The SWTOR Escape Podcast has been running for 80 weeks now.
Comes out every Tuesday and covers guild news, game updates and always a segment where we drill down into some aspect of the game
You can find that on iTunes or at newoverlords.com
State of the Game
Choose your path promotion – Black-Purple Striated Color Crystals
be a subscriber by March 29, 2015
crit, endurance, expertise, power
former subscribers can get 7 days free access
New Story Pack
Rise of the Hutt Cartel + Shadow of Revan + 2400 CC + 60 days subscription time
40% discount atm
Other fun stuff to talk about
Shadow of Revan Expansion
Temple of Sacrifice
Tatooine, Nar Shaddaa, Coruscant, Dromund Kaas
Decorating, place pets, etc.
For April 28th, which is our current tentative date for game update 3.2, we have a new system called the outfit designer. Stay tune for a blog of this awesome new feature coming soon!
A new story arc on the planet Ziost. This story arc takes us to the Imperial homeworld of Ziost, where we answer many of the questions posed by the cliffhanger at the end of Shadow of Revan.
It also have the end of PvP season four and the start of season five.
Beyond that, we would like to, this year, do a new stronghold. In addition to that also add a new playable race: the Togruta. I kind of let the cat out of the bag on this one last year that the New York cantina, but now it’s in writing or on the interwebs via my voice.
Question of the Week:
Answers to last weeks question – Episode 226 – Question of the Week: What is your favorite battle cry/phrase or Raid wipe/call? #aieguild (Banana Hammock anyone?)
MK_ Mementh @Mementh
. @AIEPodcast giggles @ safe word i caused i think! Love #noogienights / @DojoofAwesome . Breakout the charmen its a wipe
Tet- Spree @Spreeman
@AIEPodcast It’s floor tanking time !
Alludra- Takemikazuch @TakemikazuchAIE
@AIEPodcast I believe the one @Ellynn_ uses with @DojoofAwesome is the best: “Bust out the Charmin – it’s a wipe!”
Tet- Sparrow @Sparrowhawke1
@AIEPodcast I push the button so you can push the button.
MK- Ratto Zatto @RattoZatto
@AIEPodcast “I blame the Dragon” which is shortly followed by others substituting Illuminati or Templars.
New Question of the Week:
What is your favorite Star Wars quote?
Alludra- And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Sema and Max for joining us.
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And now it’s time to play all of the great AIE member segment we received this week, including…
Ask Miss Mulgra
Ask A Magus
Overly Dramatic News
Alludra- Next week we’ll be talking to (Abovan) in Final Fantasy 14. So until then, AIE…
-this is Alludra
– This is Mkallah
– This is Tetsemi
And this has been… The AIE Podcast.
Don’t Forget: Get the show title before closing the broadcast!
Title: SWTOR hopes the new epansion gets a strong-hold on you!