The AIE Podcast #240 – Pet battles in a bowl = Last pet standing!

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Host 2: There’s a Luau in WoW
    Host 1: PvP in EVE
    Host 2: Free speeders in SWTOR!
    Host 1: Tweet all things Star Trek Online for stuff
    Host 2: We have Abovan and Mewkow here to talk about FFXIV

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #240 of the the podcast celebrating the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Alludra: To my left is Tetsemi. This week we are joined by special guests Abovan (and Mew) who is here to talk to us about AIE in Final Fantasy XIV Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into Final Fantasy XIV shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News


Happy belated birthdays to both Arrgbuckles and Garntzal! Your friends here in AIE hope they were awesome!

Zaparah on the forums is throwing a summer luau tonight! Make sure you show up on the echo isles in durotar for a transmog contest and fireworks show! Prizes will be given out to all, so come on down and have a good time!

Keep an eye out because september 1st the 6.2.2 patch notes are going to be released! What’s all coming? Changes to your class? Good ole flying mounty goodness? It’s all going to be laid out in convenient text format!

Remember, for all you folks unable to attend blizzcon live and in person, the virtual ticket is now on sale! Get in early for chances to buy neat-o things at the store and ensure you get your cool pet code! Plus you are guaranteed the best seats in the house for all your panel goodness with none of the additional line waiting!

AIEU is having a pvp tournament in a few days! if you think you have what it takes to take down your friends, or are a dirty spy who wants to sabotage ships and weaken us, now’s your chance! The contest is on September 5th at 2200z (no idea what that is in earth time!) and has two categories Solo PvP and Team (3v3) PvP! Sign ups can be found on the forums. So fire up your engines on your most easily discarded ship and let’s see some space wars!

Those fine folks at swtor have free speeders that they want to share with you! A recent event gave everyone a code for a free speeder, with up to 5 people able to redeem said code!! So of course the AIE spirit means that they immediately took to the forums to see if they couldn’t help those who can’t attend get their free go go mount! Check the forums for the catena speeder thread started by Laffer to see if one of these fine folks can’t help you out too!

The News updates and info thread is still being updated by those fine folks who know you want your info all in one handy aie centric forums! Cliffy T just posted an update with the new 2.1 patch notes that hit early! aw man, if you are as excited as we are you will totally want to see what’s up in your favorite galaxy that’s not so far away!

Bucket lists abound, this time in SWTOR! See what everyone is up to before the big october release of the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion! Go, help each other achieve great things and do all those little things you may have forgotten about before this epic expansion drops!

Star Trek online is having a new cross media campaign! Players can unlock bonuses that will be added to a weekend full of goodness until September 10th by retweeting, sharing, and viewing youtube videos! So go on, help your fellow players and earn some nice rewards for your own bonus weekend of fun! Also there is a Dillithium Bonus as well!

And with that, let’s get back to Abovan and find out what’s going on in FINAL FANTASY pet battles!

Heavensward is here! Great expansion.
Announced 5 Million “Registered Accounts”
Excellent story driven content, dungeons, raids.
3 new classes. Balance patches are here as well. Fate XP boosted. All launch raids available.
Game Announcements – Patch 3.1 details are starting to be announced.
24 – man raid, similar to Crystal Tower FFXIV 2.0 or WoW LFR in terms of difficulty
New Relic questline. Long, multi-patch quest line for a super-duper weapon. Old 2.0 Relics were very powerful, and looked great!
Addon API may launch within the 3.1 patch timeframe.
Airship Expedition Voyages
We will soon be able to go on the FC airships on their voyages.
Resources, FC mobs, and other fun things to do.
Will have some FC Events based around this.
Please look forward to it.
Golden Saucer – FFXIV Casino/Mini-game Zone
Lords of Verminion
Minions, or Pet RTS Battles.
Was a super-well received April Fools joke, that will actually find its way into the game.
The Rising 2 Year “A Realm Reborn” Anniversary Event.
A special in-game event. Short questline, strongly recommend that all players do this one.
In-game representations of all of the developers giving thanks to the players for making FFXIV’s resurgence what it is today.
Acknowledges past failures and states that the players and developers together make FFXIV, not a closed vision.
Great developer to player relationship.

AIE news in FFXIV
Raid teams are in full swing.
A Friday Night team and a Saturday night team are running.
Balamb Gardeners needs raiders for Friday nights.
Players are not “locked out” from a boss if runs with a different team.
From new raids, 1 item per boss/floor. Can run multiple times for loot.
Law and Eso (End game loot tokens) are always rewarded.
Old content can be ran as an “undersized” party. No level sync, but no dungeon finder matching.
Groups are still being made for older raids for Glamor Sets (i.e. Transmog, cosmetic)

Question of the Week
Answers to last weeks question –

@Alludra_AIE Like you have to ask! Pet Battle ROYALE!

New Question of the Week:

What have you been playing this week with AIE folks?


Host 1: And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Abovan and Mew for joining us.

Host 2: 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!

Host 1: And now it’s time to play all of the great AIE member segment we received this week, including…

Ask Miss Mulgara

Next week we’ll be talking to mystery person in mystery game. So until then, AIE…

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