The AIE Podcast #246 – Holidays in Space?
On this episode of The AIE Podcast…
Mkallah: The AIE guild hall at Blizzcon was a huge success!
Tetsemi: WoW, We have a patch!
Alludra: Conquest in Star Wars
Mkallah: We have Cybil’s Star Trek online update!
Tetsemi: and Hoots and Turbo are here to talk to us about AIE in EVE
All that and more coming up right now…
Welcome to episode # 246 of the the podcast celebrating the Alea Iacta Est gaming community. The Die has been podcast, This is Alludra, and I think you are awesome, with me as always, is Mkallah (there are apple spice cookies in the guild kitchen ) and right over there, we have Tetsemi. (“spread sheets blah blah”). This week we are joined by special guests Hoots and Turbo who are here to talk to us about AIE in EVE Welcome!
Ok, we’ll be talking to Hoots and Turbo shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…
The AIE Guildhall at Blizzcon was successful, lots of friends and guildies met up, hung out, and a few podcasts were recorded. Just a reminder, the AIE Guildhall at Blizzcon is not just the AIE WoW Guildhall, but for the whole community of AIE and friends. Planning is already underway for next year’s guildhall so we can get a jump on preparations to make it more awesome. Big thanks to Mewkow and Lanctharus who help organize the guild hall and to all the volunteers and people who donated their time, effort and money to make it a success.
Also, did you know we have a general community section in the forums? We do, it’s for anything about the community, meetup planning, or general topics the AIE Community wants to discuss. Join in a topic already started or make your own, this is your community, let’s celebrate.
DPRoberts has started a thread about heading to PAX South in January, if folks are interested, please join in the discussion currently in progress.
Are you interested in playing D&D with like minded folks in AIE? Razzy has started a forum thread and applications are open, please find information in the forum post.
Interested in trying out World of Warships? Djangoh was nice enough to provide two codes for new players along with instructions on how to redeem them!
Also, over in minor league games (typically mobile games), DragunJL is looking for folks to play Vainglory (iOS) and almost has enough to start an AIE guild there, if you’re interested post on the thread and find them in game.
Tuesday, Nov 17th, Blizzard will release patch 6.2.3 for World of Warcraft. This patch will come with Valor upgrades completing a wing of LFR each week for the first time each week, the first heroic dungeon of each week, Mythic dungeons and also earned with the weekly event upon completion.
Each piece of gear will be able to be upgraded twice for 250 valor for each upgrade.
Timewalking dungeons for Cataclsym as well as Cross-Realm mythic raiding will also be introduced as well as a transition to PvP Season 3 beginning.
Class changes as well, generally buffs to underperforming spells/talents for certain classes.
Abovan has started a discussion thread in the forums around the Console UI for FFXIV. He’s trying to transition from keyboard and mouse to gamepad controls. If you have suggestions, tips or tricks to help out, or you just want to see the work in progress, follow along!
If you’re looking for some helpful information regarding patch 3.1, Khlaw has started a discussion thread along with a link to a reddit post with useful information
Sashi, the guild house decorator, took some screenshots of the Halloween decorations for posterity and those that do not have the game yet. Discussion of Christmas decorations (not before Thanksgiving) are underway
A reminder from last show, an ongoing discussion and poll over the location for the Guild Hall is going on in the forums
Check in for updates, as real life may have caught up to some folks and the flag still needs to be planted in the ground.
This just in, Luke, still not evil …
Escape Pod Cast 116 released on the 10th, talking all about making credits in the Star Wars economy
Looks like SWTOR now supports Google Authenticator/Authy similar to GW2 and Wildstar, check out the thread below on how folks are using it.
Arv has started a discussion on Conquests, explaining what they are and when the guild will be running them. He will be posting each Tuesday which planet they’re invading and make you can do to easily reach the goal on one character. It looks like for this week they’re invading Alderaan (aww…hasn’t that poor planet been through enough already?)
We’d like to thank Cybyl for the following update to STO!
Starships are here! STO is offering starships and a mirror universe bridge officer, captain leeta, if you make a donation to the chase masterson’s charity. This charity fights bullying using the appeal of pop culture and are active in schools and conventions and the like! And for those of us who are thinking Leeta sounds familiar, she is from deep space 9 and yes, they got the original actress back to voice her!
And there’s been a new exploration story arc added! It starts with the quest ‘a signgle step’. The latest update also adds the mirror invasion even and the badlands battle zone. Other quality of life improvements include an overhaul to the trait system, allowing for more sharing of traits across the different races, and the new drydock system.
Finally, STO is having weekly giveaways, announced every tuesday on their website, and if that is not enough, from now until November 26th, they have reduced the price of lifetime subscriptions by $100!! Considering all the perks and amazing things you get for being subscribed, that’s a huge deal!
Quite a few people have returned to Wildstar as it’s gone free to play and an active discussion of hitting level cap and what to do when that happens is occurring on the forums.
And with that, let’s get back Hoots and Turbo and find out what’s going on with AIE in EVE..
EVE Vegas. Vegas Baby
The return of actual expansion packs
Turbo – Citadels
Hoots – Capitals Rebalance
Turbo – Redesigned Update website for Eve Online
Hoots Parallax update Released
Brain in a box
Jokes about brian in a box
Turbo – CCPs hardware announcements for THE FUTURE.
It’s actually really impressive, let me find that dev blog.
Hoots – Bloody Omir and the Crimson Harvest event [ended Nov 2nd]
Hoots – Drifter incursions are back
Amarr succession trials and death of Empress Jamyl Saurm
Turbo – Broadcast 4 Reps Eve Players doing good things to combat suicide
Hoots – Something something, I promised Lanctharus, the Cap Stable podcast won an award.
I have an announcement. We are moving.
PVP Deployment for AIEU.
Khanid. Vezila and surrounding area.
Blades of Grass [2GTHR]
Smaller alliance in the Guardians of the Galaxy Coalition
Sort Dargon and there be dragons.
Good folks, good mission statement, family friendly and older gamers.
We’ll have tangible goals and objectives again.
Meet and greet op next Sunday with 2GTHR, so you have one week to move your things.
And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Turbo and Hoots 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…
Overly Dramatic News #200
and the brand new Alt-itis segment from Mewkow
Next time we’ll be talking to… well, not sure yet. Depending on guests, this may be our last show of the year, as SOMEONE has a busy social calendar and can’t record most of December. So until then, AIE…
-This is Alludra
– This is Mkallah
– This is Tetsemi
And this has been… The AIE Podcast.