The AIE Podcast #274 – I’m not Scruffy Looking

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    • Mkallah: Find the Path
    • Mewkow: And the Blue Prints
    • Tetsemi: LOTRO turns 10!
    • Mkallah: Step into the Far Edge of Fate
    Mewkow: And, we have Arv and Apolas here to chat about SWTOR

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #274 of the the podcast celebrating the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Mkallah: – (Hey, guys, there is carrot cake in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Mewkow (Greetings, Gamers) This week we are joined by special guests Arv and Apolas who is here to talk to us about AIE in SWTOR Welcome!

Mewkow – Finished Andromeda. Enjoyed the story. Waiting for the DLC. Now diving back into WoW more full time to catch up on 7.2 content. Not too far from getting revered rep for the final piece of pathfinder 2 flying. Will now be able to dig into the new SWTOR content since the wow rep grind is a dailies thing.

Tetsemi – FERT Killed Gul’dan on Normal making this the second raid content, this expansion, we’ve killed before it has been nerfed or the new raid content has launched. Tetsemi has unlocked flying and is halfway to exalted with the Armies of Legionfall. I’ve completed the Class story line on my Mage and Death Knight as well, and working through the Paladin storyline, which is really good so far, as we’ve invaded a demon homeworld providing a daring rescue of our forces and inducted the first Night Elf Priest into the Paladinhood. Hopefully Tyrande didn’t notice we recruited one of her priests.

Got through the initial storyline on Iokath with my Pub Trooper and Imp Sorc, each ultimately deciding to stick with their original faction, although the decision for my Trooper was more difficult than I had thought. When I get to the Bounty Hunter, Smuggler, and Agent it’ll be interesting to see which direction I got. I’m planning on having at least one or two characters go cross-faction just to see how it plays out and fits into their storyline.

Ok, we’ll be digging into the Galaxy far, far away shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Don’t forget to check the guild calendar out and see what’s going on in all the games that AIE is involved in! Want to lead an activity or have an event or raid team that needs to be on the calendar, just drop a note to the officers in #lfo in AIE Discord or e-mail the officers at and we can make sure your event is added.

Imperium Ludi
Galadeon is keeping us up date with the progress on Ashes of Creation. A new video has been published describing the Nodes in more detail and, I quote Galadeon, “The housing stuff planned is insane”

Shout out to the guildies for helping Wobbley sort out the last piece of the achievement he needed for the Suramar quest line. Love to see guildies jumping in and helping folks with questions in the forums.

How are you finding patch 7.2? Have you gotten PathFinder part 1 & 2 done and taking to the skies? Are you having flashbacks with the treasure goblin to the Isle of Thunder and the chest room?

This week, if you grab the quest from your journal or the Archmage Timear in Dalaran you can get 5k order resources for completing 20 WQ’s. Between the emissary quests and the Broken Shore dailies it’s fairly easy to hit the 20 WQ’s in a few hours. Also you get 50% more reputation gain from each WQ, so if you’re trying to gain reputation, go grind!

Eve Online has a great news writeup about current game information and new things coming down in the future.

Looking for new blue prints? Think you’re all that and a bag of chips? Well the Blood Raider Shipyards await the brave capsuleer and friends (always bring friends). Blood Raider shipyards provide a unique opportunity for capsuleers from across the cluster to assault Blood Raider manufacturing facilities and military staging points,salvaging blueprints that will allow the construction of formidable Blood Raider capital vessels.

New to Eve and not quite sure what’s it all about? There’s a new introduction video that was introduced as part of the ongoing project to improve the New Player Experience and give a more meaningful journey through character creation, a new cinematic video has arrived to brief capsuleers on the trials and tribulations of forging their own legacy in New Eden.

Have you had a chance to play the new content? Confused about what’s going on? Well both the Escape Pod Cast, Dulfy’s, and Arv and Apolas can help!

For those looking for a comprehensive guide and story details, Dulfy’s has you covered.

First impressions from the Escape Pod Cast crew can be found on the latest episode

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 190: Iokath Expanse First Impressions

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-190 talk through first impressions on Iokath, the new operation and the other bits 5.2 that we managed to check out on day 1 of the update.

And they’ll go more in depth next podcast episode with story thoughts, which side they decided to join (or see if Max’s Merc is still deciding), and how they were judged by Tyth.

For more discussion we’ll go to Apolas and Arv after the news.

Thanks to Dux on the forums and in Discord for letting us know about the LOTRO 10th Anniversary celebrations

Celebrate LOTRO’s 10th birthday with fireworks in Bree, and a new quest series starting at the Party Tree in Hobbiton. New horses, costumes, emotes, and decor items. Take a break from the Black Gate and come back to town. Links to the forum post and to the LOTRO official site are below.

We have Captain Cybyl’s Star Trek Online News Summary for week ending 4/23/2017:

1. The last featured episode, ’Survivor’, released April, 3rd. Will be offering new 2nd week rewards for replays until Tuesday, April 25th, whereupon the 3rd week replay rewards shall begin.

2. Beginning Tuesday, April 25th, a new story arc, ‘Escalation’, will be introduced with a new featured episode, ’Mirrors and Smoke’. Assist the Lukari expedition explore a heretofore unknown artificial nebula that mysteriously appears on the star charts. Surprises await. Rewards shall be announced as Tuesday draws near. Free desktop wallpaper shall also be made available to download to celebrate this new release as well.

3. A new ‘Privateer Lockbox’ is being introduced next week with a new T6 Privateer Heavy Raider class starship as the main prize. Also included shall be exotic gadgets, hunter-seeker drones and drone systems, advanced disruptor weapons, and much more. Also, a new T6 Privateer warship class starship, privateer and saboteur items shall also be introduced in the Lobi store as well.

4. Double XP weekend, Captains! From Thursday, April 20th to Monday, April 24th, playing any content that provides skill points and expertise will reward a 100% (2x) Bonus.

5. A 15% sale on Keys in the C-Store is happening from Tuesday, April 18th through Monday, May 1st! Now is a great time to load up on lockbox Keys and grab those ships, weapons, equipment, etc, you’ve been eyeing.

6. 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 .

There is a beta for Secret World Legends- and I’d love to tell you all about it, but….. Redacted

Patch 3.57, improving on the 3.5 patch Far Edge of Fate, has dropped, bringing with it a number of quality of life improvements centered around catching up.
Materials needed for Anima weapons have had their drop amount increased, and a number of turn-ins have had their required amounts decreased, allowing for faster completion.
The weekly gear drop restrictions for raiding in Dun Scaith have been removed, allowing multiple runs per week. More gears dropping in the Alexander raids, mostly because Mkallah is bleeding into the worlds.
A number of smaller bug fixes are also live, all of which can be found at the link in the show notes.

And with that, let’s get back to Arv and Apolas and find out what’s going on in SWTOR..

Our regular weekly events with three raid teams running, Soldiers of Light (SOL) on the Pub side, Sith with Unlimited Power (SUP) and Lords of Light (LOL) on the Imp side.
Mandatory Fun Night runs every Tuesday at 9pm server time and is open to everyone. We run Operations (raids), Boss kills, and datacron hunts among many other things that we have fun doing. Remember, attendance isn’t mandatory, but fun is.
Patch 5.2 with new Daliy Area on Iokath.
Changes to the Command XP system which rewards CXP for all kills.
New Operation (raid) titled “Gods of the Machine” being released one boss at a time over several months.
The first boss is Tyth and is available on Regular and Veteran modes.
There is a new currency that comes from these mob called Iokath Shards which with reputation level, you will be able to buy cosmetic gear, mounts and pets that several folks have fun showing off.
New achievements related to collecting Nerf pets (insert “Who you calling scruffy looking?” here)

A guide is on Dulfy’s website.

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

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In two weeks, we will be talking to … someone in AIE about something! We will let you know as we get closer. So until then, AIE…

– This is Tetsemi
– This is Mkallah
– This is Mewkow

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.