The AIE Podcast #283 – All Aboard The SWTOR Party Train

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mkallah: Prepare for your Destiny
    Mewkow: 7.3 has dropped and so has everyone’s jaw
    Tetsemi: Final Fantasy XIV four years of fun
    Mkallah: Fun is still mandatory
    Mewkow: And we have Sema and Apolas here to talk Star Wars, the old Republic

All that and more coming up right now…
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Welcome to episode #283 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 are lemon bars and pineapple upside down cake in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Mewkow: (Greeting, Gamers). This week we are joined by special guests Sema and Apolas who are here to talk to us about AIE in SWTOR Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into SWTOR shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Imperium Ludi
Destiny 2 was in open beta this week and launches on October 24, 2017 on PC, with the console version starting up on September 6th. We will have a clan setup for folks wanting to jump in and play together, make sure you follow the thread on the forums

Did you get No Man Sky when it first came out, or picked it up recently due to the Steam sale? Well the Nomads are spending time in the game, and feel free to join them in the #Nomads channel in AIE Discord to discuss all the things.

Patch 7.3 has launched and we’re headed to Argus. For those that feel a little bit overwhelmed, even after reading the copious amount of patch notes, check out Bellular Gaming’s Handy Tips for Argus covering essential tips, tricks, and some undocumented changes. Here are the full patch notes, in case you missed them –

For those that have ventured to Argus, what’s your favorite find so far?

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 208: 5.4 is Live

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-208 give a no-spoilers, first impressions view of the 5.4 update.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 209: All Up In Umbara

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-209 do a live play-through of the Umbara flashpoint and talk through our impressions and a couple tips and tricks.

See more in the discussion in the Game News

It’s the fourth anniversary of the game, there was a 14 hour live stream celebrating it.
Patch 4.1, which contains the new housing update, should be live sometime in early October.
The Rising event is also running until September 14th. It has a fun old school style 8 bit dungeon that is randomly generated, with a word puzzle at the end.
There is also an Anniversary sale on all but the newest items on the Mog store, 30% off.
New items on the mog store: Edda’s outfit and scythe weapons.
Yokai Watch event is live now. Collect all 13 minions, themed weapons, and 2 whisper flying mounts. Event lasts for a couple of months until November 1st.

Don’t forget about Mandatory Fun Nights on Monday’s because the AIE team wants to run Dungeons and Fractals!

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

New Flashpoint – Crisis on Umbara
Umbara is a planet that appears in 4 episodes of The Clone Wars
It’s also called the “Shadow World” because the rays of its sun do not reach the surface which leaves it in a perpetual gloom.
Umbarans have their own technology and their inhospitable planet has lots of new creatures.
The flashpoint (instance/dungeon) occurs on a moving train (it’s a hover train, essentially). You fight your way to the front of the train and then .
You are chasing a traitor and recovering adegan crystals (a valuable component of light sabers).
At various points there are traps that can either result in electrifying you, or a deployable turret popping up and inserting itself into the fight.
Available in one man, 4 man veteran and 4 man master modes.

New Stronghold – Umbaran Mobile Base

Yes.. it’s a train!
Similar to the flashpoint, when you enter your stronghold, you land on the train and the sections between you and the front of the train make up your mobile base.
You can decorate with personnel, speeders, utility items like personal bank, legacy bank (all your characters have access), guild bank, customization stations, mailbox, art, furniture, trophies, holograms, etc. Max has made a bar car in his already!
If you purchase the entire stronghold (there are two expansion areas) you can then take a speeder that flies alongside the train to get you to the front car.
There is one section where in order to move forward you have to grapple.
Something new: You must run the flashpoint several times to get the currency needed to become worthy to buy your train.

We have raid teams running most nights of the week and it’s always worth checking in to see if fill-ins are needed.
On Tuesday nights we have a Mandatory Fun Night (Attendance is not mandatory..etc). It’s open to everyone that is at least level 50 and sometimes we can take all levels, depending on what we are up to. But usually we do all or part of an operation, hunt down world bosses, or event-related things (special bosses, etc.)
We have a new raid team on Sunday nights. Yay!
We have guilds on both Imperial and Republic sides.
If you would like an invite, the best thing to do is ask in the swtor channel in discord. If someone is available we are always happy to pop in and invite.

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

Just come into the swtor channel on discord and say hello.
SEPC records live on Thursday nights at around 11:30 Eastern –
You can sometimes find Sema on twitter at @AIESema and put some stuff in here, Apolas!

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, but remember, if you’d like to submit a segment for the AIE Podcast, our e-mail is .

Next time, we’ll be talking to Hoots in AIEU for EVE. So until then, AIE…

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