The AIE Podcast #228 – … and a Tiny Dragon on Your Head

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Alludra: AIE has a new IRC
    Tetsemi: Meetups, get your Meetups here!
    Mkallah: Noob Raids, COOPS, and more games
    Alludra: We have a new question of the week
    Tetsemi: Abovan and Kelseer are here to talk to us about AIE in Final Fantasy!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Alludra: AIE Podcast News

We will be moving to a new Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server for the live recording chat room. The new server was set up to support not only the podcast, but game divisions of AIE which need some open-access chat capability.
The new channel can be accessed as #podcast on on port 6667 or on port 6697 for SSL/TLS encrypted sessions (which we recommend). You can also use our secure web client.
If you are new to IRC, there are tutorials available.

Tetsemi: AIE In Real Life

You want meetups? We have them!
Retro Video Game Arcade Night in Pasadena, CA – April 4, 2015 7pm- $10.00 an hour buys you all the video games, pinball, and console games that you want- join your AIE guildmates to see who is the Master retro gamer! And maybe, just maybe, get Lanc drunk enough to give an encore of his Owl and the Pussycat performance!

The Central NJ Brewpub invasion is scheduled for Saturday, April 18 at 5 pm at the Harvest Moon Brewery and Cafe. Come join the AIE members and friends in New Brunswick for some pub ‘n’ grub. Open to all! And this event is being hosted our head robot himself, Stigg!
This week, Blizzard announced the dates for the mother of all events, Blizzcon- returning to the Anaheim convention center on November 6th and 7th.. Tickets are $199 US Dollars and go on sale April 15th and 18th through Eventbright.
And, if you want to be in the middle of the action, but end up not having a ticket to the main event? AIE is planning our Guildhall at Blizzcon 2015. Please sign up on if you intend to come, to give Crazy Uncle Lanc and his organizers an idea of a headcount.

Mkallah: World of Warcraft

Noob Raids First Anniversary is coming soon!

Here is what Sparrow, the esteemed leader of Noob Raid has to say: It has been a fun year and a great time, I have made some amazing friends and had the opportunity to play with some of the greatest people in the game.

How do we plan to celebrate this event? By going back where we started, but this time we are going Heroic !! ( was going to do mythic, but I dont want to limit the size of the group) .

Saturday, March 21st at 11pm game time we will be setting off into Siege of Orgrimmar,

If we end up with more than one full raid team, we will split off and make more.

Come one, come all share your tales of Noobish valor and adventure!

Spring Craft Faire CooP

Grimcow has put up more information around the upcoming COOP craft faire. Gather at 8pm server on April 25th at the Goblin Death Blimp in Orgrimmar. COOP heads out at 9! The plan is to form as many groups as needed, and of course priority in the primary group is given to those without the War Bear. And we do need as many people as possible to run support, as those nasty Allaince leaders and friends hit HARD. Level 100 is prefered, but not required- and no PVP gear is needed.

WoW Game Token

Coming soon to an Azeroth near you: the WoW Token, a new in-game item that allows players to simply and securely exchange gold and game time between each other.

Players will be able to purchase a WoW Token through the in-game Shop for real money, and then sell it on the Auction House for gold at the current market price. When a player buys a WoW Token from the Auction House for gold, the Token becomes Soulbound, and the player can then redeem it for 30 days of game time

When you put it up on the AH, you are guaranteed the price you list it at, even if the price decreases or increases, and when you buy one from the AH, you get it at the price listed at that time. Any difference in what it was listed at and sold at it taken by the AH.

Alludra: Star Trek Online

There will never been a better time to start playing Star Trek Online than during the Delta Recruitment event, which runs from April 2nd to May 21st. Characters made during this time will be Delta Recruits, and they will earn a host of new benefits and rewards to aid them in their leveling experience.

Delta Recruits are specifically designed to rapidly close the gap that exists between new characters and characters that have been in Star Trek Online for years. It’s the most new-player friendly the game has been in almost two years, and the perfect time to join the community of Star Trek Online.
Tetsemi: Imperium Lūdī- Tabletop RPGs
Did you know that we have a section of the AIE forums devoted to RPGs- the old school Role playing games? Well, we do- and there is at least one current discussion of getting a 5ed campaign going. Do you want to try your hand at DMing, or want to explore the genre that started it all? Head on over to the Imperium Ludi section of the forums to start organizing a game- it is now easier than ever to play, thanks to lots of online tools like D20 system.

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

And with that, let’s get back to Sema and Max and find out what’s going on in FFXIV…


Expansion Details

Release date on June 23rd
Pre orders start March 16th (Tomorrow!)
Mac Client will be available on Expansion Release.

Early Access for pre-orders on June19th

Standard Edition, Digital Collectors and Physical Collectors Edition
PC, Mac, PS4, and PS3, all on the same servers.

A full edition will also be available that has Vanilla FFXIV and Heavensward in a single purchase, but will not come with the Early Access.

Collector’s Edition goodies!

Awesome dragon statue, Art Book, Game,Blueray of “Eorzea in Motion – A Realm Revisited”.

In game goodies, Flying Griffin Mount

Cecil (like FF4/FF2 US) Dark Knight Helmet

Wind-up Kain Pet
(The Dragoon guy that jumps really high from FF4/FF2 US)

Vial of Fantasia, allows you to reroll your character’s looks.

Golden Saucer

New Patch, Golden Saucer. A whole patch dedicated to a casino-like mini-game wonderland.

Simple games, like “Test your strength with a mallet game”, Basketball shoot like at Dave and Busters and such, The Claw, along with more involved games like a scratch off ticket, lotto, Tetra Master (FFXIV Card game similar to the card game in FF8), GATES (fun events, similar to FATEs), and Chocobo Racing.

AIE Events

Raiding. Our weekend group has defeated Twintania, completing the first binding coil of Bahamut. Other raid groups are starting up, so plenty of opportunities to see the end game content.

AIE online presence still increasing! It’s a great time to get in. No pre-expansion doldrums to be found. In fact, we are getting another content patch before the expansion. Still a ridiculous amount of content to do, either you are just starting, or have been playing since day 1.

Question of the Week:

Answers to last weeks question – Episode 227 – Question of the Week: What is your favorite Star Wars quote?

John Long @Arveshet
@AIEPodcast QotW: My favorite Star Wars quote is Darth Vader “I am altering the deal, pray I don’t alter it any further.”

Bréglaer @Uglyfeet_AIE
“ARRERRRRRRR AHHHHHHH” – Han Solo chasing storm troopers on the Death Star

Brandon Matthews @thebmatt
“I find your lack of faith disturbing”

Alludra- yes?
Jon Martin @Kojak_70
don’t get cocky, kid

Jeannie @Asetisis
Now young Skywalker, you will die! #AIEGuild

David Taylor @ddtaylor1966
@AIEPodcast Favorite Star Wars quote – “RRRAARRWHHGWWR” #AIEGuild #Zytamb

Airlina @AirlinaHunter
@AIEPodcast “let the wookie win” #aieguild

Ratto Zatto @RattoZatto
@AIEPodcast “Never tell me the odds!” This is said during planking, when someone asks how long we’ve been doing it for, during practice.

Hobo Erectus @Boomarango
“Shut him up or shut him down”- Han Solo

Mkallah Cyberwaif @cyberwaif
@AIEPodcast Fav quote from Star Wars? “Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder. ”

Laugh it up, fuzz ball!

It’s a trap!

You Go On Without Me

-New Question of the Week:

Are you going to Nerdtacular, Blizzcon, neither, or both? #AIEGuild


Mkallah: And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Abo and Kelseer 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
Epic Diapers
Overly Dramatic News

Mkallah- Next week we’ll be talking to Syrene and guest about the upcoming Craft Faire in WOW. 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!

You’ve got a dragon on your head…
Show title: … and a Tiny Dragon on Your Head
or something hatoful boyfriend related