The AIE Podcast #248 – Steampunk, Orphan & Red Wedding Joy

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mkallah: Nomads against Humanity
    Tetsemi:: PVP in a TCGMMO?
    Alludra: AIE is your sweetheart for Valentine’s weekend!
    Mkallah:: We have Captain Cybil’s report for STO!
    Tetsemi: Kelseer is there to talk about AIE in Final Fantasy 14!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode # 248 of the the podcast celebrating the Alea Iacta Est gaming community. This is Alludra, and I think you are awesome, with me as always, is Mkallah (there is an angel food cake in the guild kitchen) and right over there, we have Tetsemi. (“spread sheets blah blah”). This week we are joined by special guests Kelseer who is here to talk to us about AIE in Final Fantasy 14! Welcome!

Abovan is missing in action tonight. Last we heard, he has gone missing fighting the Abo-twin’s dirty diaper monsters. He does wish everyone well, and the kids are doing awesome and are still crazy cute.

Ok, we’ll be talking to Kelseer shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Want to chat with AIE outside of game? Have we got a place for you. Just grab your Umami e-mail and password and head over to It’s a Rocket Chat site, and there are mobile and Windows 10 App store versions as well. We’re still testing this out, but feel free to drop by, say hi, and chat!

Cards Against Humanity event coming – February 19 9PM Eastern Standard Time.
Remember, it is an adult focused game, but please join in, if you’re so inclined.

Imperium Ludi
Did you make it into the Beta before the invites got closed? Join in with other folks from AIE playing in The Division –

Ever thought of playing a Trading Card Game MMO? That’s right folks, HEXTCG launched it’s PvE content last week, and it’s a blast. Our very own @Mewkow is heavily involved in the launch and game (disclaimer, he works there) and would love to see more AIE folks join in and play.

Check out for game information and downloads.

First of all, welcome to yet another new sucker- we mean Officer, Saisri! Girl, clearly, there isn’t enough in your
Are you new to AIE? Or have a new toon that’s just starting out? Never got a guild tabard for your current toon? Well head over to the guild bank and look in tab 1. We’ve done some house cleaning and made the 1st tab a Welcome to AIE tab. You can grab a guild tabard, a 16-slot bag, and some starting crafting profession materials, and maybe even an heirloom trinket or pet. Please let us know if you have suggestions about how we can make this better for new, returning, and long time members!

Anniversary Events in the forums and on the in game calendars

General Announcement –
There are tons of great guild events going on for the anniversary weekend – which happens to coincide with Valentine’s weekend! There is a rundown on the forums and in our show notes, but here is the gist of it. And as always, all times are in server time.

Friday, Feb 12th:
Meet and Greet – 7pm-8pm – Allanya and Nevermore
Introduction to Where’s Waldowe? event – 7:30pm-8:15pm – Emberfire and Indigoskye
Old School Raid Night – 8:30pm – BRA Raid Team (Ellynn)
Saturday, Feb 13th (Our Anniversary!):
Running of the Beef – 12:00pm?? – Syreyne
Star Wars Trivia Event – 4pm-6pm – Allanya and Nevermore
Where;s Waldowe? Event – 6pm-7:30pm – Emberfire and Indigoskye
COOP – 8:00pm – Grimcow
Sunday, Feb 14th:
Transmog Contest and Party – 3pm-5pm – Syreyne and Gustytail
Pet Battle Picnic – 6pm-8pm – Allanya and Nevermore
Raffle – TBD – Syreyne

Jaybelz has a shoutout to the guild for being awesome –

Still trying to get tomes for your legendary ring? Don’t have a raid team and LFR scares you? Why not LFR with Friends? The Muster and Catch Up team is going to be running an LFR with Friends event Tuesday nights. Check out the listing in the team recruitment post in the forums for details.

Jedhai has posted to let us know the Winter 2016 – Quarterly Update is out

Enhanced Squad UI, Gliding in Central Tyria, a Lunar New Year celebration and the Eldvin Monastery Brew of the Month Club are just some of the things, check out the forum for the full post.

AIE celebrated it’s 4 year anniversary in SWTOR on January 26th, 2016. It took place on a, what else, Mandatory Fun Night! If you are joining back in to SWTOR due to The Force Awakens or other feelings for the Force, please read up on Mandatory Fun Nights – and other information on the forums.

The Star Wars Escape Pod Cast Episode 127 is out – Player Made Events – This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-127 talk about player made events across the SWTOR community. We include PvP tournaments, custom contests, guild events and scratch the surface on the RP community. We also touch on other game news for the week from SWTOR in general and remind everyone that our casual, family-friendly multi-game guild is always looking for new members. Our officer channel on Jedi Covenant is at /cjoin aielfo and more guild information is at

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 127: Player-Made Events

RRF Captain Cybyl’s synopsis of the Star Trek Online News for week ending 01/31/2016:

1. Star Trek Online’s 6th Anniversary started with daily giveaways, a Q Continuum game, Omega particle mini game, a new Featured Episode and a new Science ship as the event prize along with new lockbox and Lobi ships as well..

2. The daily giveaways will happen from Tuesday, January 26 to Tuesday, February 2, and include ships, tech R&D upgrades, spec points, fleet dilithium credit vouchers, uniforms and more. Any player may claim them and they change daily.

3. Our favorite PITA, The Q, has returned to join the celebration with a game to win reputation marks along with a liberal supply his usual snarky commentary

4. The event prize starship is a Krenim Science vessel with awesome stats. Now your Science captains, have a shiny new starship with a science focus. The lockbox ships are the epic T6 Tholian Tarantula Dreadnaught and the rare T5 Tholian Meshweaver destroyer. The fearsome Mirror Universe Paradox attack ship is now available in the Lobi Crystal store.

5. Omega particles strewn about the galaxy have been reintroduced with a mini game to collect them for awesome R&D crafting materials for your upgrades.

6. Lastly, the new Featured Episode, ’Time and Tide’, carries the ’Year of Hell’ temporal warfare to the next level. Having played ’Time and Tide’, the time travel story arc is leading to great promise and danger with the Mirror Universe lurking about along with a Temporal Cold War that may await. The story in written in the classical style of classical Star Trek.

For additional details, news and content announcements, please visit the Star Trek Online website.

Also, huge congrats to the guild, they completed the Dilithium Mine! –

Next projects look like it’s focused on the Starbase and Research Labs.

And with that, let’s get back Kelseer and find out what’s going on in Final Fantasy 14.

Patch 3.2, “Gears of Change” is going to be released on February 23rd! An early birthday present for Kelseer.
Big Changes / New Things:
New Raid, “Alexander: Midas”, the second hardcore raid wing.
New gear tier and new tomestones, aka currency for armor. The new armor is themed around the Final Fantasy summons that were fought in A Realm Reborn, such as Ifrit, Titan, Leviathan, etc.
Materia melding is coming to raid gear, which is new. Overmelding isn’t possible on this gear (yay!)
LOTS of new crafting recipes are on their way. A lot of the gear is raid-ready, and while the raid drops are better ilvl wise, they will help with challenging the raids.
Most duty roulettes can be done with friends now, so more AIE parties!
Two new end-game dungeons, the Antitower, which appears to be an upside-down tower related to the main story, and everyone’s favorite creepy dungeon, Lost City of Amdapor hard-mode
The Antitower appears to be inspired by Ispen’s Castle from FF9.
Tanks are getting their stats changed, in that vitality will affect their damage. That way they will stop using STR gear, maybe.

And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Kelseer for joining us.


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

And now it’s time to play all of the great AIE member segment we received this week, including…
Altitis – @Mewkow
Overly Dramatic News – @Huntsthewind

In two weeks, we’ll be talking to Allanya and Nevermore to talk about all the great anniversary events!. So until then, AIE…
-This is Alludra
– This is Mkallah
– This is Tetsemi
And this has been… The AIE Podcast.