The AIE Podcast #285 – Raiders Wanted: Apply Within

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mewkow: Guild hall plans are under way
    Tetsemi: We have found our destiny!
    Mkallah: It pays to be a ticket holder!
    Mewkow: We have Captain Cybyl’s STO update
    Tetsemi: And we are our own guest!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #285 of the the podcast celebrating the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mkallah: To my left is Mewkow: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). We are doing a host show this week, so, welcome, US!

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

AIE News

BlizzCon 2017 Guild Hall plans are well underway and we will have more information on hours of operation, where to volunteer if you’d like to help out, and what’s going to be going on in the Guild Hall.

Imperium Ludi
Are you playing Destiny 2? Well have we got a Clan for you! No, seriously, we have AIE Clans for both PC and console. Follow the directions that Durus has helpfully posted in the forum thread for information on how to join –

Want to take a look back at all the content we’ve gone through this year, or see what you’ve been missing, if you haven’t been playing much, if at all? Well Blizzard has put up the BlizzCon 2017 Year in Review for World of Warcraft on their Blizzcon site and it’s available for everyone to see.

New content releases every Wednesday leading up to BlizzCon 2017 and there are some cool ‘ticket holder only’ content like the Inside the Blizzard Vault Episode 3, a lot of Casual and Advanced Cosplay series and The Artist’s Journey series which are all amazing videos. If you have the physical or virtual ticket, you definitely should be checking out the site to see what’s coming out.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 212: Live from Korriban

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-212 start new characters on Korriban and begin a season of play-through, focusing on lore, tips, etc. while also talking about other game and community news for the week from SWTOR. If you’d like to come join us, AIE, our multi-game guild is always looking for new members. Our 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 our other guild streams.

Breaking news from the Imperial News Network – This week MFN will be on the Imperial side and next week on the Republic scum side.

Interested in doing 8 man content in FFXIV and don’t know where to start? Durus has an ongoing spreadsheet to help organize groups. Contact him in AIE Discord in the #ffxiv channel to get access, or update the spreadsheet with your availability if you already have access. And don’t forget, the AIE guild is now on the Goblin server.

Also, keep October 10th free as that’s the launch of patch 4.1 and the new housing area as well as all the other content, but seriously, housing, that’s what I’m talking about, amirte?

Also in 4.1 we get this expansion’s first alliance raid so that’ll give people an easy place to get gear and a good FFN activity. That’ll at least be a simple, easier introduction to larger group content for folks who might be intimidated by the other raid/dungeon content.

Captain Cybyl’s Star Trek Online News Summary for week ending 10/01/2017:

Celebrating Star Trek: The Next Generation’s 30th birthday, STO is offering free uniforms and shuttlecraft. Yes, the adorable, unisex Skant skirtsuit is available for ALL factions AND genders! Also a Type 7 shuttlecraft will be concurrently released as well. Better hurry, as this free promotion ends October 5th! The STO website has the shuttle specs and fashions on display.

As a tribute to the new Star Trek: Discovery series on CBS, STO is giving away free Discovery uniforms for Federation captains only. They are one handsome uniform for the right price: free! Better hurry, as this promotion ends October 6th! The STO website has the fashions on display.

Additional ‘Beyond the Nexus’ related missions, ‘Dranuur Gauntlet’ and ’Melting Pot’, were released to introduce players to the new Lukari-Kentari Dranuur colony world. These missions will also familiarise fleet members with the new fleet starbase. STO website has the details

The original ‘Beyond the Nexus’ mission, released September 12th, will be unlocking week 2 and 3 replay rewards. This completes the trilithium-laced weaponry set and universal tech upgrade tokens. STO website has the details

The Kobayashi Maru Event returns this weekend. This is the famous Starfleet Academy no-win training scenario that cadet James T. Kirk hacked to win. Test your captain skills attempting to beat the event and win bonus marks and dilithium. Also, Weekend Event bonus vouchers will be added to your winnings to allow captains to complete reputation projects. See the STO website for more info.CyberWaif#4549

A Tzenkethi Lockbox has been introduced with new ships and prizes. Also, by sheer coincidence, there is a 15%-off Lockbox Key sale in the C-Store until October 6th. Get your keys now to take advantage of those cool Tzenkethi Lockbox prizes! The STO website tells all.

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’!

The Path of Fire expansion has launched – Head on over to the AIE Discord and hop into the #gw2 channel for the discussion and all the strategies on the new expansion content.

And with that, let’s get back to US and find out what we have been up to!

Tetsemi: So many alts, still have 9 of the 12 class order hall and mount story lines done, the remaining 3 (Priest, Monk, Demon Hunter) are parked at 102 for the moment while I get the other 9 through the Argus content. I have my main working on the Upgrade 6 followers to 950 item level, and 6 working on the Upgrade 6 followers to 925 item level. Still need to get my Shaman and Druid through the Argus campaign, although the Shaman is half-way through chapter 2 and feeling very very squishy.

Also have been playing the latest Minecraft version with the Hordling in Survival mode, me made it through the first couple of day/night cycles without starving and now are working on trying to find more resources. Finally found sheep before all the wolves in the area ate them, and got just enough wool for two beds so we can skip the night cycle when needed. Also the Hordling found a mob spawner that we managed to disable and secure the surrounding area. We’ll probably turn it into an exp/material farm shortly, but need to work on making a better route to get to it.

Mkallah: Getting ready for Fanfest, all the games with dice, new class at work so focused there

Mewkow: Destiny, Divinity, De Final De Fantasy, and De Wow.


MarcusB – I want to shoutout to my ops team! DST! Deathstar troopers. We have been getting better every week. Im so happy to have them. Tonight we run gods from the machine again. Also BIG shoutout to max and sema for there new format of podcast!! Great job!

And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank ourselves 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 segments we received this week, including…

Overly Dramatic News – @HuntsTheWind

We will see you in two weeks!. So until then, AIE…

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