The AIE Podcast #272 – Our goal Level 110 New Braids for all!

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

      Mewkow: Check your calendar
      Tetsemi: So Many Patchnotes
      Mkallah: Mandatory fun, not just for SWTOR
      Mewkow: TSW, FFXIV, and STO, oh my!
    Tetsemi: And, we have Dankinia and Anwyl from NOOB raid!

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 Mkallah. To my left is my right is Mewkow (catch phrase here) and to my left is Tetsemi: – (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Dankinia and Anwyl who are here to talk to us about AIE’s NOOB Raid in WOW . Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be talking to the lovely ladies of Noob Raid shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Blizzcon announced, hotel rooms opened, ticket sales days Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7 p.m. Pacific Time and Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.
We are already discussing the Guild Hall for 2017- more information on the specifics- and how you can help, coming soon!

Also, looking for events in the games we play? Make sure to check out the Guild Calendar on the Wiki –

Patch 7.2 releases March 28th.

MMO-Champion has a good writeup on getting prepared for patch 7.2 –

But since there’s only a day left (Monday) before the patch goes live, but here’s the highlights,
Get Your Artifact Weapon to (at least) 35 Traits – Once you’ve earned 35 traits in your Artifact Weapons, you’ll be eligible for a new questline to empower your weapon.

Cap Your Artifact Knowledge – Caps at 25 and will cap to 50 in 7.2

Complete Order Hall Class Campaign – To continue with your order hall campaign in 7.2, you must have completed all currently available order hall quests.

Collect 25,000 Order Resources for New Order Hall upgrades – The first upgrade (tier 7) costs 10,000 x Order Resources and takes one day to research.
The second (tier 8) costs 15,000 x Order Resources and research completion will take 5 days.
You’ll also need Order Resources for purchasing new artifact knowledge ranks (which now caps at 50).

Earn the Broken Isles Pathfinder, Part One Achievement

Max Reputations to Exalted for Paragon – For each 10,000 reputation earned past Exalted, you will earn a supply reward similar to those awarded by Emissary Quests.

Level Class Hall Champions – All Champions will now be able to reach Legendary quality, which unlocks a third equipment slot.

Gather Crafting Materials for new BoE Legendaries

Sell Excess Gathered Materials Before Flying is Unlocked – With Flying, gathering becomes easier, supply increases and prices drop on the AH.

Level Battle Pets
Collect Transmog Items

WoWHead has a link to Blizzard’s 7.2 Video Survival Guide that was an IGN exclusive –

There was also another developer Q&A with Ryan Shwayder (Senior Game Designer) covering the 7.2 content –


Escape Pod Cast 186 – Level Synch and Bolster

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-186 talk about how level sync and bolster work in general and why they are useful in SWTOR. They also touch on other game and community 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. The officer channel on Jedi Covenant is at /cjoin aielfo and more guild information is at

Catch the live podcast and chat room on Tuesday nights around 10:30pm central at Follow and subscribe on Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, etc. to hear podcast news and see the other guild streams.

Want to get involved in Mandatory Fun Night but don’t know the schedule? Well, we have you covered! MFN runs Tuesday nights at 9pm Eastern
March 28 and April 4th will be Imp side and April 9th will be Pub side!
Hit up the SWTOR channel in discord with any questions.

Abovan resumes position of director after a double lalafell induced hiatus.
Patch 3.56 is scheduled to release on Tuesday, March 28, and will usher in the end of the Heavensward main scenario. This gives us a few months to finish things up before Stormblood starts in June.

Funcom has announced that they will be relaunching The Secret World soon.
Changes include:
Redesigned new player experience
Major improvements to gameplay such as the combat system.
Introduction of retention mechanics like daily rewards/quests.
Adjustments to the business model, allowing free to players to still play new story content.
Expect things to begin around end of March/Early April.

Captain Cybyl’s Star Trek Online News Summary for week ending 3/26/2017:

News at the STO website has been sparse this last two weeks, but a couple of tidbits have been posted:

1. The Tzenkethi story arc continues. A new backstory has been posted to the STO website blog entitled ‘What Rough Beast’ continuing the mission of the Tzenkethi to test their world destroyer weapons on small, defenseless, unknown races. Have the Tzenkethi bitten off more than they can chew in this encounter with a world of pure energy beings? Find out the amazing details of this encounter in this latest sci-fi tale. As before, no spoilers.

2. Starship collectors rejoice! The long-awaited Andromeda class dreadnaught is now available in the C-Store. Freshly refitted, repainted and upgraded to T6 level, Federation ship collectors will now experience the bliss of owning a favourite classic mainstay vessel. Visit the STO website for the juicy specs and details.

3. 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 .

Until next time, Captain Cybyl signing off

The GW2 guild is pleased to announce that we are stealing/instituting the AIE tradition of Mandatory Fun Nights. They are scheduled for Monday nights at 9:30pm ET and as always, only the fun is mandatory

And with that, let’s get back to Kini and Anwyl to talk about NOOB raid!..

Q-What is the purpose of NOOB raid?
S: Noob Raid was created to provide a safe casual environment for people new to raiding to learn how to raid and become more comfortable with the process. It also allows more experienced raiders to try a different spec/class then one they might normally play.
A: I really appreciate that younger players have a safe place to dip their toes into raiding too. When we have minors in the room, everyone is always great about keeping it PG13 for the most part!

Q- How did it get started?
S: About 3 years or so ago, the original Noob Raid leader, Sparrow, heard a lot of comments about people being scared to try raiding. They were worried they would not perform well and let others down or get ridiculed and/or yelled out. He decided a raid team with the focus on learning and having fun would benefit the AIE community.
A: And the idea of it really caught on. I remember times when we would run two full raid groups through SoO. People really appreciated the fact that they could come in, try new specs and be confident that nobody was going to yell at them cause of performance or meters.

Q-How did you get involved in NOOB raid?
S: I started playing Wow In Pandaria and had no idea what raiding was about. I was hanging out in mumble one night with a group of people and Sparrow told me I should join them one night. I spent most of the fights tanking the floor with my warlock, but still having fun. During WoD, life got busy for Sparrow and he could no longer lead the group so he passed the lead to me.
A: I actually got involved with Noob Raid because of my husband…he wanted me to get into raiding and I was terrified! I remember sitting there in tears every time somebody died in the raid. Afterwards Sparrow and Fyre talked with me and gave me a huge pep talk! I have been a part of it ever since! Now even our son runs noob raid every once in while. He was 8 when he started and 10 now!

Q-What is your greatest achievement when it comes to NOOB raid?
S: This is a hard question to answer. In -game the most recent one I’m thrilled about is Noob Raid did it’s first full clear of Emerald Nightmare on Normal. As a group, we had managed to get through most of the bosses each night for a few weeks before but hadn’t managed to reach or kill the final boss. The night we pulled it off, we one-shotted every boss in the raid and finished with 2 minutes left in our allotted raid time. Personally – Keeping Sparrow’s vision for Noob Raid going has been a goal of mine. I do my best to keep Noob Raid a casual, fun, and welcoming environment and at the end of every Saturday night I can honestly say I’ve had a great time with a great bunch of people no matter how many bosses we have/have not killed.
A: I think one of my favorite parts of noob raid is the connections that I have made with people. Some of the people who are in there we have been running with for 3 years now. That has spilled over to real life friendships and meet ups. Even when I get burnt out or bored with the game…the wonderful people of noob raid keep me coming back!

Q- Favourite moment?
S: There are so many…One of which I didn’t realize the significance of until much later. I get lost in game frequently and in SoO it happened to me a lot. I’d go the wrong way or pass the entrance of where we needed to be. The first night I raided with Noob Raid, I got lost on the way to the Iron Juggeraut fight and this toon named Elcarth came to find me and lead me back to the group. Three years or so later, I’m married to him, and yes he still comes and finds me in game when I get lost. Which is often. There have been nights I’ve laughed so hard I couldn’t talk, nights I’ve accidently pulled the boss and caused a wipe, and nights where all goes perfect and we clear the raid like we know what we are doing.
A: Honestly…there are too many to mention! Each time we get together there is something fun happening. There are times when we were down to just one person and we killed the boss..or even last night, we took down Il’gynoth in just one trip inside the tree!

nd that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Kini and Anwyl for joining us.

And, we have some shoutouts-
SJ says thanks to FERT raid for convincing her to Raid- or at least trail behind them picking up loot!
Arv gives a Shoutout to your Mom an ’em…Evidently, they’ll know what he means.
And, Alludra gives a shout out to all of you guys for being so awesome!


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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
And Altitis (Hey, we know that guy!)

Mkallah: Next time, we’ll be talking to… well, someone about something! So until then, AIE…

– This is Mkallah
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– This is Tetsemi

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