The AIE Podcast #289 – Happy Yuletide, Raids, Recruiting, Crafting, and Kids

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mewkow: a Winterveil COOP is such a great gift!
    Mkallah: Copero flashpoint hits Tuesday
    Tetsemi: Fun with four free days in FFXIV
    Mewkow: We have Cybyl’s STO update
    Mkallah: And Durus and Abovan are here to talk to us about ALL THE GAMES

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #289 of the the podcast celebrating the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Mewkow: – (Greetings, Gamers). And to my right is Mkallah: (Hey, guys, there are marshmallows, fudge, and seven layer bars in the guild kitchen. This week we are joined by special guests Durus and Abovan who is here to talk to us about AIE in Destiny 2, FFXIV, and other games Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into Destiny 2, FFXIV, and other games shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Imperium Ludi
Destiny 2
First DLC: Curse of Osiris is live.
New “Raid Lairs” are now active.
New level cap is 25.
More updates due on 12 Dec (so Euro!)

AIE Winter Veil COOP Spectacular 2017


We are having a bit of fun this Winter Veil and delivering gifts to our “friends” on the Alliance side! So bring your Winter Veil outfits, Transmogs, those cute Greatfather hats, and your S.E.L.F.I.E.’s and join us!!!!!!

When: Saturday, December 30, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm Server Time
Where: Death Blimp

Grimcow will be heading up this COOP run. If you have any questions, please let him or I know. Can’t wait to ring in the New Year with AIE!!!!!

MFN – for the 12th of December Explosive Conflict on the Galactic Republic side.
For the 19th of December Terror from Beyond on the Sith Empire Side.
December 26th and January 2nd we’ll be on break, we will be back on the 9th of January for a visit at Karraga’s Palace on the Sith Empire side.

Patch 5.6.1 hits on Tuesday and one of the highlights is some tuning to the new Copero flashpoint.

Here are the current patch notes for these changes in 5.6.1 (still subject to change, check on Monday for the final).
Bosses have had their health significantly reduced in both Story and Solo Mode.
The damage done by bosses has been reduced in both Story and Solo Mode.
Bosses have had their health slightly reduced in both Veteran and Master Mode.
The number of enemies has been reduced throughout the Flashpoint.
The Guardian Droid will no longer instant cast their Mortar Volley ability.
The Copero Security Droid will no longer instant cast their Seeker Missile ability.

Also, of note for Tetsemi, who loves his dailies

5.6.1 – The lack of that Daily Mission means you actually get less CXP than you did previously from the Daily areas, which is not something we want. In fact, we want you to get a lot more CXP from solo Missions in the game. In Game Update 5.6.1 all of the Planetary Heroic Missions and Daily Area Missions are going to have their CXP rewards tripled to 225 CXP per Mission (up from 75).

Our goal with this change is that both Planetary Heroics and Daily Area Missions are great sources of CXP for solo players. These changes in 5.6.1 along with all of the other increased rewards for both group and solo in Activity Finder means you can gain Command Ranks quicker than ever in whatever activities you choose to play.

Check for the final patch notes on Monday here –

Also, starting Tuesday until the end of the year, they are having a Double XP, CXP, and Valor event. This was supposed to happen with the launch of 5.6, but some bits got misplaced and are now in order.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 222: Nar Shaddaa and Nahut Talk

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-222 wrap up our class story on Nar Shadaa, talk about the new Nahut boss fight

Free login campaign
4 days of free time for previous players. 96 hours (4 days) of game time to be used between 12/1 to 1/4.
4 days timer starts at first login during period.
Next Live Letter from the Producer on 15 Dec… will detail information for 4.2 patch.
Starlight Celebration (Christmas seasonal event) to start soon.
Highly recommended that you use your free time during the starlight celebration for maximum effect.

Captain Cybyl’s Star Trek Online News Summary for week ending 12/10/2017:

1. It’s that time of year again, captains: Q’s Winter Wonderland Event from December 7th to January 18th! Star Trek’s favorite Pain-in-the-Asteroid will be offering a gorgeous, Breen heavy raider starship and tons of other outstanding equipment for event prize vouchers. Traditional events plus new events will reward prize vouchers to all participants. Q’s snarky responses are included at no extra charge. See the details on the STO website.

2. The new Dranuur Colony fleet starbase’s next upgrade project has been unlocked: ‘Colony Utility: Lamps’. The colony gets really, really dark at night. See the STO website for details.

3. From December 7th to January 4th, the C-Store will make available legacy duty officer packs as well as the new Tzenkethi Dreadnaught Carrier starship. Check out the website for ship stats.

4. This weekend only, all duty officer packs as well as the aforementioned legacy duty officer packs are on sale in the C-Store for 20% off.

5. Finally, don’t forget: All the 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’!


Nothing much for AIEU, except that we started destroying moons (tractorbeam a huge chunk to orbit, blow it up and mine the blocks)… typical EvE explosive solution to everything (and especially diplomacy)

Some uncertainty on the future, with massive layoffs at CCP, including all the community managers.
Layoffs linked to VR, officially, but more reaching than the announcement. Not the first set of layoffs in the 15y of the game, but still worrisome, now that CCP is supported by an investment fund.
Alpha pilots (those you can play for free) have more ships and skills accessible, but those new skills need paid training or injectors to learn.

Monday fun nights, carrots, season 4 started – make sure you log in to get the first part for free.

And with that, let’s get back to Durus and Abovan and find out what’s going on in All the games!!!

Notes? Who needs notes? How about some bullet points?

Find the time to game
Holiday hours
Black Friday
Gaming with kids

FFXIV 4.2 soon (Live Letter 40)
New pvp mode
Eureka! (zone, relic progression)

Housing, housing, housing – more plots
New purchase process
RP features – note the new performance bard ability

Diablo 3 (Season 12)
Destiny 2 (DLC: CoO)
Elder Scrolls Online (Morrowut?)
The Division 1.8

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

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MarcusB – Deathstar troopers is looking for a full time dps. Sunday nights 8-10:30 pm EST in SWTOR OPS. No experience needed. To quote Max “That’s a risk, I’m willing to take.”

We will be returning after the first of the year, So until then, AIE…

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