The AIE Podcast #288 – Blizzcon Happened, War Stories Return

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Tetsemi: Blizzcon guild hall 2017 is so last year!
    Mkallah: Destiny is cursed
    Tetsemi: Bards are performing!
    Mkallah: SWTOR has a token to boost
    Tetsemi: We are our own guests!!!!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #288 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). The Mew House was stuck by the plague this week, so we are without everyone’s favourite altoholic. Due to the chaos of the holidays, we are doing a solo show this week.

Ok, we’ll be chatting a little more, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

If you visited the guildhall at Blizzcon and have ideas of things you’d like to see added to the guildhall for next time, please drop an e-mail to so that we can look it over and add it to the discussion that’s ongoing for next year.

Destiny 2 PC membership going strong. Near daily activities, membership in the AIE2 Clan is growing as it approaches Clan Rank 2.

Full Clan Raid cleared. Many members hitting 305 (max) gear score.

First Expansion: Curse of Osiris arrives on 5 Dec. New planet Mercury, new social zone “The Lighthouse,” increased level cap, new raid content, and new story content.
Here’s the backsides of the raiders who made that clear. Because: bad interfaces be bad.

Diablo 3 – Guildies are enjoying the new Season 12 which launched shortly after Blizzcon 2017 ended.

Antorus Raid Normal/Heroic launches this week.


SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 219: Bye Balmorra and F2P

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-219 finish up on Balmorra in our continuing live character playthrough series. We also talk about how Free To Play works these days as well as other news from SWTOR, the community and our guild Alea Iacta Est.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 220: Putting the Hammer Down

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-220 run through the Hammer Station Flashpoint in our continuing live character playthrough series. We also talk about how guild or community in-game events can work as well as other news from SWTOR, the community and our guild Alea Iacta Est.

For MFN this week the 28 will be imperial side Dread Palace and next week Imperial side Ravagers on December 5th.

New level 70 token (Master’s Datacron) – You can now pay to boost a toon to level 70 and then go back and do any story you want to and earn CXP while doing it
New Flashpoint
New Ops boss (Nahut in Gods From the Machine Operation)
New GSF Deathmatch map set in orbit over Iokath
Legacy-wide credits and Unassembled Components (gearing component)
Update to Group Finder UI
Plan to turn character transfers back on – 90CC for a limited time, then back to their normal price of 1000CC
And double XP, CXP, and PVP Valor for the week.

Patch 4.15: Bards can now “perform.” Custom music options for bards under the Performance ability. New PvP mode “Rival Wings.”
The Feast season 6 is now live (Ranked PvP play)
Latest American version of Duty Commenced is now archived and viewable:
The Maiden’s Rhapsody seasonal event returns. A FFXI cross-over promotional event that rewards a cosmetic set of the old FFXI Samurai armour.
Letter from the Producer #39:
Details some of the 4.1 and upcoming 4.2 features.
Cross-world tells are now a thing, maybe linkshells in the future!

Spire will complete the Research Facilities I, with Operations Facilities I queued up right behind it, which will then have the Spire Tier I upgrade right behind it. The research facilities has 5 more projects to be filled and we can start the completion of the big projects for it. We are also nearing tier 1 for both branches of K-13. And we are making decent progress on the first tier of the Colony. You guys are killing it. Keep up all the hard work.

Also, head on over to and check out all the Black Friday sales still going on through Monday night.

Packs are on sale, 25% off all items in the c-store, bonus Zen if you purchase more Zen.
The mirror invasion event is currently going on. It is a great way to get marks for a rep or fleet marks for fleet projects

No public news. Political machinations afoot.

Carrots for the guild hall. Monday Night Fun night still a thing.
Path of fire is still awesome.
Living world season 4 starts at the end of the month and there will be a new fractal dungeon and the first wing of a new raid.

And with that, chat about our activities in and out of game!!

We ramble here, you have to listen, no copy/edit strong enough.


And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank wish Mew a speedy recovery from the plague.

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…

Overly Dramatic News from Hunts the Wind

Next time, we’ll be talking to Durus about Final Fantasy ,or Destiny, or what ever comes to mind So until then, AIE…

– This is Tetsemi
– This is Mkallah

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.