The AIE Podcast #281 – A Murder of Crows and a Hitching of Guildies

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    • Tetsemi: As the Summer of love wraps up
    • Mewkow: We have lots of video evidence
    • Mkallah: so .. much… wow.. News
    • Tetsemi: Fly me to the moon… fire
    • Mewkow: and we have Captain Cybyl’s STO update!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #281 of the the podcast celebrating the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mkallah: To my left is Tetsemi: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mewkow: (Greetings, Gamers!). This week we have our Summer of Love wrap up! Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into What we have been up to shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

For anyone that missed the Summer of Love activities and wants to see what ocurred, please check out the forum post that the wonderful Syreyne has been keeping up to date.

There were a lot of activities across all the games AIE is in, with the last event running earlier today in WoW with the Transmog Gear and pet Swap meet!

Thank you to everyone that participated and made the Summer of Love a wonderful AIE event.

If you missed some of the events, here are a few videos we found taken by our wonderful guildies.

FFXIV – By Ryooshi – (Rememberance Day)

WoW – By Joey Image – (Running of the Beef)

Also for a ton of screenshots, check out the #AIEGuild hashtag on Twitter

There was a live Q&A with Ion Hazzikostas (no spoilers) over general WoW topics and some 7.3 specific information. It looks like Legion is becoming more alt friendly and some catch up mechanisms are in place for those just hitting 110.

The time gate for the 3rd relic slot will automatically be removed in 7.3. In addition, players will not have to do the Broken Shore questline to unlock Concordance of the Legionfall and the other new traits.

Artifact Knowledge is also getting changes and will be global across all player. The week of the patch, all players will be Artifact Knowledge 41.

There are new missions, equipment and chests on Argus that can shoot Champions all the way to item level 900.

Reusable Augment Runes coming from Exalted Army of the Light, the Lightforged Augment Rune.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 205: To Merge Or Not To Merge

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 205: To Merge Or Not To Merge

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-205 talk about the current server merge discussion, pros and cons, ways to merge, alternatives, and our views.

Also the Mandatory Fun Night, on Tuesday, will be on the Republic side this week.

Moonfire Fair event begins this Tuesday!

The quest begins in the Limsa upper decks and you can get a full seasonal outfit and some housing items while the event is live.

Just a quick update from Grebiss on the forums

We have completed the required work to allow us to start the Shipyard Tier IV upgrades. This will unlock many more fleet ships for everyone to purchase. And once we complete the shipyards, I believe we will be able to upgrade the starbase to tier IV as well.

I may hold on the Starbase tier IV to keep resources flowing into fleet ship consumables, so everyone can buy their desired fleet ships.

The Research Lab is also making big progress and one of the two branches is nearing completion as well with the other branch over halfway through tier 3.

Captain Cybyl’s Star Trek Online News Summary for week ending 8/6/2017:

Before today’s news:

On Remembrance Day, August 2nd, 2017, Captain Cybyl, representing AIE Fleet, paid the AIE Fleet’s respects to the guild’s fallen at the Eternal Flame Memorial in Earth’s Star Fleet Academy, the Spock shrine on Vulcan, the Spock shrine on New Romulus and finally at the AIE Fleet’s star base. Captain Cybyl is humbled and truly honoured to be a member of one awesome gaming family called AIE. Thank you.

Now on to the news:

1. The STO staff is attending Star Trek Las Vegas for the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation. However, Star Fleet leakers have supplied some interesting tidbits:

2. Season 14: ‘Emergence’ will launch October 18th, featuring the newest addition to the cast: Levar Burton. He will voice the character he portrayed and made famous in the TV series Star Trek: TNG: Geordi La Forge. An exciting trailer for Season 14 and beyond has been posted.

3. On September 12th, an introductory episode to the upcoming Season 14, ‘Beyond the Nexus’, will allow players to accompany Captain La Forge in investigating a distress call from a Galaxy-class ship with a mysterious emergency. See the STO website for details.

4. Season 13.5 launched July 18th, with the featured episode ‘Brushfire’. The last of three weekly rewards for playing this episode have been posted to the STO website.

5. The famous Phoenix Lockbox has arrived for the week of August 3rd to August 10th. Players will have a chance to turn in their spare Summer Event gift vouchers for starships, new equipment, weapons, upgrade tokens and much, much more. The website lists them all.

6. Now that you have al those nifty upgrade tokens from the Phoenix Lockbox, coincidentally, this is also an upgrade weekend! Captains will earn DOUBLE Technology points for upgrading their weapons and equipment.

7. Finally, 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 and other goodies at the Star Trek Online website .

Until next time, Captain Cybyl says, ‘Live Long and Prosper’!

We have a guild hall! The Roger ‘Ralff’ White guild hall was officially obtained thanks to the diligence and perseverance of the GW2 guildies.

Here’s a brief description of what it takes from Diji on the #GW2 in Discord.

“For those not familiar with the fight, allow me to recount the epic tale of how we cleared the Guild hall. You start off in the Lost Precipice map, which is a huge area horizontally and vertically. A single Mordrem Maw spawns on the map with 2 Mordrem Vinetenders, and various other mobs nearby. You have a limited time (I think 3-4 mins if I remember right) to get to the maw, kill the 2 Vinetenders, and then kill the Maw. If you fail to kill the Maw within the time limit, the air toxicity rises, and a new Maw spawns elsewhere. If you lose 5 times, everyone dies and you start over. You have to kill 5 Maws. Once you kill them, a Vine Warden spawns in the middle, and you have a few minutes to down him. Once you do, you win, and the guild hall is yours.
Seems like the first part was far harder than the second part.”

Looks like some pre-Tokyo opening content just got released for Legends.

The Dreaming Dark event (AKA The Flappy Raid) is going on, before the Tokyo re-release. So, everything that’s been released is almost re-released. I mean, say you took a break, there is content that is now available, for free, in SWL. Just nothing in Tokyo. Though scenarios are there, but that involves the Venice map, and with the group finder tool, you can experience that content, without actually setting foot there.

Also, information on the Whispering Tide Event from the official site

The scales have tipped.

The Filth has entered Agartha, threatening the World Tree itself. Shadows the size of planets gaze upon us and prepare their winged harbingers for invasion. Darkness is upon us; The Whispering Tide has arrived.

Following the latest events from the Main Story, the portal to Tokyo is overflowing with Filth, blocking access and heralding an unkindness of Birds of the Zero-Point Pathogen into Agartha. You, the agents of Gaia, are the only ones that can stem the tide.

Mew and Tet- discuss the game!

And with that, let’s get back to Us and find out what we have been up to. Also, I have a few round table questions.

What we have been up to:

Tet: All the Alts in WoW!


Mkallah: Wedding (RL summer of love drunken CAH), RPG, podcast stuff

Question: What was your favourite part of Summer of Love:

Tet: Rememberance day

Mew: How active FF14 was for it this year

Mkallah: all the games being involved,

With Russel Brower no longer the official face of music at Blizzard, let’s talk about music. What has been your favourite piece of game music?

Tet:Pandaria themes

Mew:too many to pick one. Fallout series. FF14 dungeons and hildebrad.

Mkallah:Wrath music, how it ranged from ethereal to menacing to fiddle heavy, which I always love. In general, and RedDead for the Wyrd West feel and Bioshock for that feels familiar but alien music

And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank our chat room 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. 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… Hey, we have no segments! Guys, if you want to submit segments, please email the show!

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

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