The AIE Podcast #268 – Mew and Tet Carry the Show to Score a Victory

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

      Mew: Looking for Raiders in WoW
      Tetsemi: SWTOR, Best I can do is 250% XP for two months
      Mew: Log in and claim your free chapter before it costs ya, GW2
      Tetsemi: STO, the story carries on and on and on …
    Mew: and we’re talking to ourselves!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode # of the the podcast celebrating the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the Die has been Podcast. This is Tetsemi and to my left is Mewkow – (Welcome, Gamers). Mkallah is not joining us tonight, she said something about having to tank some inventory backup at work, but we all know she really snuck off to watch the big sportsball game We are talking about the general goings on in AIE and what we have been up to in the past few weeks.

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

AIE News

Interested in raiding in WOW, but don’t know how to find a raid group? Check out the Alea Iacta Est LFG discord channel or the recruitment sections of the forums- there are a few groups currently needing new members:
Pepperjack Fan Club is looking for more raiders- they run Saturdays & Sundays,12-3 PM server time.- contact Sinru or Keligh in game or in their recruitment thread listed in the show notes.

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades is looking for backup tanks and DPS- they raid Monday and Thursday nights 11:55pm-2:00am server – contact Illmar or Bullwork in game or on their recruitment thread listed in the show notes.

If you are looking at running an event in WoW, please let Nevermore know in game, via Discord, or the @AIE_WoW twitter account and she’ll make sure folks are aware.

Looking to find out what’s happening in game? The SWTOR team publishes a monthly in game event listing each month, and this month’s is really really good.

In preparation for the upcoming patch 5.2, the SWTOR team has decided to help you gear up, level up, and generally speed up your progress in game. They are providing a 250% XP bonus (while leveling up) and a 250% command XP bonus once you reach max level. This will be starting Feb 7th and lasting through April 10th. So that will give returning folks, and players leveling up alts (to max level) plenty of time to take advantage of it. And for those with max level toons, this will speed up gaining CXP, which I know Max and Sema will be very happy with as it’s a constant topic they touch on in their podcast. Speaking of which

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 180: New Operation!

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-180 talk about the recent dev stream highlighting the new operation under development as well as a few other good things coming to the game in the next couple months.

The folks over at Final Fantasy 14 want to remind you that Final Fantasy Friday Fun Night is going strong. Join us every Friday as we find new ways to run amok in the beautiful land of Eorzea.
Also, if you haven’t already, be sure to get your pre-order in for the newest expansion, Stormblood, coming June 20th of this year.

A reminder for Guild Wars 2: The Lunar New Year festival ends on the 7th and the new episode of the living story starts up. Be sure to login on your toons before then so as to get the current episode of the living story for free. Once Episode 4 comes out, you will not be able to claim your access for free.

A-Net is using a time gated claim system for the Living World Episodes. As long as you log in, even with a free account, you will claim your access to the current Episode during its release window. In order to play the Living world, you need a Heart of Thorns paid account, but you can still claim the access on a free account, to play through at a later time. Also, be sure to follow up with logging on after Feb 7th as well to claim Episode 4.

Finally, if you do not log in, but are interested in the game at a later time, A-Net has in the past allowed the purchase of Season 2, so I am guessing a similar system is/will be in place for late comers to go through the Living World stories (minus season 1, which as of now is not accessible to anyone and was only playable during its live time).


Captain Cybyl’s Star Trek Online News Summary for week ending 2/6/2017:

1. The new Season 12 ‘Reckoning’ story arc is moving along nicely. The first featured mission, ‘Of Signs and Portents’, is in it’s second week with additional rewards for each replay. New space and ground combat and exploration scenarios are featured.

2. Concurrent with Season 12, STO’s 7th Anniversary daily giveaways happened last week featuring free uniforms, weapons and rare older star ships re-released for the occasion. Those listening to my advice to visit the STO website last week would have had access to these perks. Sorry if you missed them, but if you snooze you lose.

3. Our fixer-upper Starbase K-13 will have additional feature unlocks available as of last week. See the STO website for details.

4. A 20 percent off services sale is happening this weekend in the C-Store. If you need boosts, extra ship or officer slots, better act now!

5. Don’t forget: The AIE Fleet’s original Star Base, as well as Star Base K13, are always seeking contributions of materiel. Do your part by checking out current donation requests in the Fleet’s in-game menu.

6. And once again, please check out news, backstories, patch notes, forums, commentary, and other goodies at the Star Trek Online website .

Until next time, Captain Cybyl signing off

And with that, let’s get back to us and find out what’s going on in with our gaming.

Tetsemi –
WoW raiding, got the first three bosses in Nighthold down on Normal mode, got my Mage to AK 25 and through her class story line (still working on profession story line). Got my DK to Level 110 and he’s at AK 23 and still working on his class order hall story line. Working on my Tauren Paladin next which should be interesting as the DK and Paladin Class Order Hall story lines cross (no spoilers).

SWTOR got my Bounty Hunter through the class story line (ended at level 62) and working on the Ilum story line to get him to max level, then will tackle MakeB, Shadows of Revan and the current expansion.

Leveled up my companion levels to 20 on a few characters to help speed up crafting and mission times.

Working on my strongholds to get the Conquest bonus

Mew – Grinding MGP (Manderville Gold Points) to get mounts and cosmetic gear.
Working on progression with my heroic raid team.
Grinding loot boxes in OW.

And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we’d like to thank them for joining us each time for the podcast.

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. Mew is at @themewkow. Mkallah is at @cyberwaif,and Tetsemi is at @ivorytiger. We record live with video every other Sunday at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific. You can join the chatroom and play along with us on our website at and our Discord server for chat 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…welp, the mailbox is empty right now, but a reminder, if you have a short segment you’d like played on the show, be sure to send it in!

Mew: In two weeks, we will be talking to someone about something! Stay tuned. So until then, AIE…

– This is Mewkow
– This is Tetsemi

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.