The AIE Podcast #271 – EVE of Destruction: Save the Whales

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mewkow: We have a guild calendar
    Mkallah: and Umami reminders
    Tetsemi: Get Buffed in SWTOR
    Mewkow: Jita is burning and Hoots is here to talk about it
    Mkallah: and Bhock is here to clue us in on Crowfall

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode # 271 of the the podcast celebrating the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi To my left is Mewkow: – (Greetings, Gamers). And to my right is Mkallah (Hey, AIE, there are gruyere prosciutto croissant and lemon bars in guild kitchen). This week we are joined by special guests Hoots and Bhock who are here to talk to us about AIE in EVE and Crowfall! Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into EVE, and maybe a sneak peek at Crowfall from Bhock,shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Did you know we have a Guild Calendar? We do! And we’re in the process of populating it with all the guild activities like Mandatory Fun Nights, raid times/team, etc. If you, fantastic members of the AIE Community, would like to get an event on the Guild Calendar, please e-mail or pop into the #lfo channel in Discord and let us know!

Imperium Ludi
A reminder for all games, each character in each game needs an application in Umami. Please don’t forget to submit applications for your alts as well before asking for invites into the various games that AIE is in.

Speaking of all the games, if you are playing Neverwinter on the Dragon Shard and you’d like to hang out with AIE folks, hop in game and look for “Dave’s Not Here” guild. Just post your name in the thread on the forums or in the #LFO channel in Discord, use the name@name format and mention Neverwinter if posting to the Discord #LFO channel.

The Alpha for RUST, a multiplayer survival game, is currently available on STEAM for $20.00- and AIE, of course, has a presence. This game is no for the faint of heart- or the under 18 crowd, though- the only aim of Rust is to survive- it is a kill or be killed environment. Find out more information at and the link to the guild base and Corley’s excellent map is in the shownotes

Toxxia, on our forums, has a great suggestion for a new micro-holiday in World of Warcraft and would like folks that like the idea to help vote it up in the WoW Forums.

From the post “Peacebloom Day would have you gather special blooms at 3 graveyards near the enemy faction and create a bouquet to leave at a graveyard near your faction capital (or get blooms from your faction to leave a bouquet for the enemy). Let the bouquets be visible for a week/month! Or maybe add this event to Remembrance Day/Hallows Eve? I’d call the quest Where Have All the Flowers Gone? and it would reward title: The Peaceable. For added fun, kills in BG’s would give seeds to plant in graveyards, and leaving those bouquets would give you the title: Wildly Inept Pacifist. (This was a guild on my server and I always loved the name.)”

Are you level 110, do you have iLvl 825 gear, are you available Saturday nights and like to hang out with a bunch of other new to raiding players? Then Noob Raid is the place to be, as evidenced by guild chat most Saturday evenings. For more information, check out the forum post or just ask in guild chat.

JITA is burning? JITA was burning? JITA is in a constant state of flammability? What the heck, exactly, is going on in JITA and how can you add to the burning by blowing up spectacularly? We’ll find out shortly with the Eve folks in the game discussion, but just know, something, somewhere is on fire!

The 250% buff to XP and CXP is still going strong till April 10th, jump in game and take advantage! Remember to check the #SWTOR channel in AIE Discord to find out which planets are being invaded for Conquest and what you should be running or crafting to help out the guild.

Patch 5.1.3 (mostly bug fixes) is dropping on Tuesday, March 14th and patch notes will be available on

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 183: Update 5.1.2

@AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-183 talk about game update 5.1.2 that just dropped.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 184: Sema Tells Us Vitiate’s Life Story

@AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-184 have a lore conversation where Sema walks us through the life and times of the Vitiate/Valkorian story arc across the timeline of Old Republic lore.

If you like SWTOR lore, and who doesn’t, Episode 184 is for you, there’s a ton of story stretched over all the expansions to date and it’s fun to dig into all of it.

We’re building a thing! The Roger “Ralff” White Memorial Guild Hall is being unlocked in GW2 and they need your help! If you are level 80 and have the Gliding and Heart of Thorns expansions unlocked, you can help!

2 patches have dropped in the last two weeks, both adding new features.
Relic Weapon changes. New steps for upgrades and needs to the umbrite step.
Dun Scythe now has a new boss added. Drops a 265 (someone double check this) accessory.
Diadam has reopened. Get loots crafting items, pets and mounts in a new zone.

Captain Cybyl’s Star Trek Online News Summary for week ending 3/12/2017:

The AIE Classis Fleet in STO paid its respects on Ralff’s Remembrance Day on February 26, 2017. As Ralff was eulogised on Discord voice and text chats, Captain Cybyl paid respects as the Fleet’s emissary at the Eternal Flame Memorial in Earth’s Starfleet Academy, the Spock Memorial on Vulcan and the Spock Memorial on New Romulus.

The 26th century Dreadnaughts are here! They will be either Federation, Klingon and Romulan, depending upon the lucky player’s character affiliation. These are gorgeous and massive, and I mean huge, ships! As a special promotion, starting March 9th until April 3rd, whenever an R&D pack is purchased from the C-Store and opened, there will be a random chance that a 26th century dreadnaught will be awarded! To support this promotion, this weekend all R&D material packs will be 20% off in the C-Store. This will be a big boon to crafting as well!

Speaking of sales- a 20% off Lobi store sale is also happening this weekend as well. If you had your eye on a new uniform, starship, pet, weapon, or a host of other goodies, act now!

A new backstory has been posted to the STO website blog entitled ‘A Divided Duty’ on the progress of the Tzenkethi uprising story arc. Is the conscious of a lone Tzenkethi enough to save a world? Find out in this latest sci-fi tale. As before, this Captain shall refrain from spoilers.

Don’t forget: The AIE Fleet’s Star Bases are always seeking contributions of materiel and personnel. And once again, please check out news, backstories, patch notes, forums, commentary, and other goodies at the Star Trek Online website .

And with that, let’s get back to Hoots and Bhock and find out what’s going on in EVE and have a chat about Crowfall!

EVE at 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea? Air? Space.
Cold War
Local but not massive conflict
Whale hunting
Capitals, Supercapitals, Titans

Burn Jita
What is a Jita?
A trade hub, but more. The trade hub.
Logistics and EVE… everything needs to be moved. No (unbugged) teleportation of stuff.
What is a Goonswarm?
Burn Jita 2012.
Skipped last year. Burn Jita 4 (Kids)
How do roast a Jita?
A review of EVE mechanics, high sec, low sec, nullsec. Emphasis on high sec.
Low skill alpha clones flying specific ships.
Coercers, catalysts, taloses, other “high alpha” ships
Jita itself. The periphery systems.
Somewhere between 750 and 884 billion ISK destroyed between February 24th and February 27th. ($10k)
80b stolen on a scam ($1k)

Monthly Economic Reports
February Slideshow Here
The full Dev Blog here.
These come out every month. Are they fair? See CSM kerfuffle about nullsec groups and regional data.

New Trailer =

Council of Stellar Management Elections — CSM XII
Voting started March 6th and ends March 27th
Results to be announced at Fanfest in April of this year.
Number of seats being reduced from 12 to 10.
See CSM Wire for lots of information and the candidates.

March 14th Patch (YC 119.3)
Improved scanning system
Nullsec bubble decay
Rorqual rebalance nerf. Need to select asteroid for Invulnerability module => no more hunting Rorqual fleets
Ship designs, rebalances, citadel improvements (you can repair in them now) and more.

Looking to the future (accidentally posted leaks)
The end of POS reaction farms.
System wide asteroid mining.
New (out of game) chat system?

Crowfall: what it is… and what it is not
Bhock can talk about Crowfall here. I’m super curious to hear about it. And, he really wants to talk about it!!!
In short = Crowfall inspiration are ShadowBane and EvE Online
Warning = this is a pre-alpha 4 (creating the basic blocs), and alpha are about testing basic blocks assembled
balancing and refining is not part of alpha
game will change a lot before it becomes playable beta and even more with release
Basic Concepts:
PvP (solo, group, faction and guild)
Sandbox[ES] (Campaigns) with distinct sets of rules and goals
Risk Vs Reward and Speed to Completion
Import and Export rules for campaign engagement
Everything is Player Made, Harvest, Craft, Transport and Sold (resources and crafting)
Crow Vs Character Vs Class Vs Disciplines
Roles are Tank, DPS, Support, Specialist… no pure Healing (in the classes not released yet)
Tank = Knight, Templar, Myrmidon
DPS = Confessor, Champion, [Frostweaver], [Stalker]
Support = Druid, Legionnaire
Specialist = Ranger, [Forgemaster], Duelist, [Assassin]
no level or XP, skill progression are time-based
Free/Buy to Play AND Subscriptions (unlike Alpha/Beta in EvE Online)
Select 1 Basics Tree (Exploration [5], Combat [5], Crafting [8])
Select 1 Class Tree (3 if Subscription)
Long progression with harsh caps and decreasing returns (need 100% for next node and no skill queue !)
Disciplines (Runecrafting) = 2 Weapons + 2 Major + 3 Minor (1 use item with quality from craft)
Guild and Player Realm/Housing mechano and rights


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

We also have a few shoutouts:
To Axxzilla from Puddin- thank you for being so sweet and awesome.
To Samantha Jane from the AIE podcast crew- You are amazing and we hope you have a happy happy birthday!
To the Pepperjack Fan Club Raid team from Stollen for downing first 3 bosses in Heroic Nighthold



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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

Next time, we’ll be talking to Dankinia about NOOB Raid in WOW. And just a note – the date for our next show is still up in the air, due to family birthdays. It will either be the 26th of March or the 2nd of April. So until then, AIE…

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