The AIE Podcast #292 – Doing it the Acuzod way!!!

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Tetsemi:The Battle for Allied Races
    Mkalah: February means AIE Love
    Mewkow So much love in so many games!
    Tetsemi: And, we have Captain Cybyl’s STO update
    Mkalah: And, the return of some Old Friends to talk to us about AIE in WOW

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #292 of the the podcast celebrating the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Tetsemi: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mkalah: (There is Quiche in the guild kitchen, and cinnamon rolls, and baked french toast, and blueberry croissant bake and…). This week we are joined by special guests Syreyne and Acuzod who is here to talk to us about AIE in WoW Welcome!

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

AIE News

Imperium Ludi
Laskan has started a thread on the OrbuvVR game and is looking for other AIE Folks playing in the game, take a look at the forum thread and respond if you’re playing!

The Battle for Azeroth alpha is out and a number of streamers have been showing off gameplay. Are you in the alpha or have you watched any of the streams? Let us know what you think.

Also, with the pre-order now released, you can gain access to 4 of the 6 allied races that were announced. Horde-side you can unlock the Highmountain Tauren and the Nightborne, and on the Alliance-side you can unlock the Void Elves and Lightforged Draenai. Have you pre-ordered and starting unlocking/playing the new allied races?

Mandatory Fun Night will be on the Imperial Side for the next two weeks, the 13 of February will be Toborro’s Courtyard and Ravagers and on the 20th, Terror from Beyond.

Also conquest in two weeks will be a crafting week, so start saving up your materials now.

Congrats to Sith with Unlimited Power, Soldiers of Light, Deathstar Troopers and Lords of Light for all downing the new raid boss!

Patch Notes – Game Update 5.7a
Corrected an issue that was preventing players from triggering the shuttle cutscene in Kuat Drive Yards.
Chapter 7: The Lady of Sorrows bonus Mission “Clean Up Detail” has had its rewards reduced.
Corrected a texture issue for the Guerrilla Tactician’s Breastplate.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 229: Zash Clash and 5.7a News

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-229 get to the finale of the Sorcerer Chapter 1 story. We also talk about 5.7a, Microsoft buying EA (or not) and other news

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 230: A Ton of Thanaton

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-230 deal with an introduction to Darth Thanaton in our Sorcerer play-through and spend some time talking about Strongholds and their various uses. We also cover other news

Valentine Day seasonal event: Valentione’s Day — lasting until 15 February.
Letter from the Producer LIVE (42nd) was yesterday, Saturday 10 Feb — stuff!
There’s a “Be My Valentine!” creative writing contest — submit your love letter as written to a game NPC, 300 words or less by 16 Feb.

FC News
Friday Night Fun Nights continue.
Some new members are rapidly approaching “end game”

New effort for 8 man content is once more underway. Contact Durus in AIE Discord for details.

The newly crafted airship “The Ralff” was constructed and sent on its maiden voyage.
We are now working on creating our first submarine for fC explorer missions.

Streams: Both Abovan and Durus have taken to streaming some Final Fantasy content. Look for posts in the “content-creators” channel of discord or drop them a follow on and

The alliance that AIEU is a part of Blades of Grass is moving! Throughout the next few weeks we will be moving space from Branch to a new home to be announced Soon ™ If you are have been a part of AIEU in the last two years and have stuff in Branch. Now is the time to log on and contact an officer. The Blades of Grass Alliance are parting ways with the larger coalition of Guardians of the Galaxy and are relocating. The parting has been amicable, but we all look forward to shooting each other in the near future!

Captain Cybyl’s Star Trek Online News Summary for week ending 02/11/2018:

1. The featured episode, ‘Scylla (skil-ah) and Charybdis (ka-rib-dis)’, rewards for weeks 2 and 3 have been unlocked. See the STO website for the exciting details.

2. It’s an upgrade weekend, captains! All Technology Boost Tokens used to upgrade weapons, shields, ground weapons, etc, will earn you DOUBLE technology points.

3. Speaking of Technology Boost Tokens: by sheer coincidence, this weekend only, Technology Boost Tokens on the C-Store are now on sale for a 20% discount.

4. But wait! There’s more! New costumes and uniforms on the C-Store are also on sale this weekend only for a 20% discount. Look your very best while upgrading your Technology skills.

5. By the way, fleets that have achieved tier 5 in their Dranuur (drah-noor) Colony can unlock a brand new T6 Lukari (loo-car-ee) Dranuur (drah-noor) Scout ship. Check out the STO website.

6. 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’!

The Kinship is looking for a good time to get together to do Skirmishes, hop into the lotro Discord channel if you’re interested.

A Buried Treasure event starts February 15 and runs through the 20th, followed by a Yule Festival Encore from February 22nd through March 5th

In the LotRO store, it’s 30% off select warsteeds and mounts as well as riding skills and movement speed buffs. Also, OPENBOX gets you a free Black Steel Key until 2/15

And with that, let’s get back to Acuzod and Syreyne and find out what’s going on in WoW

Notes for WoW – Trial of Style Season 2, April Fools, and Ralff

Acuzod – There are some great events coming up in WoW over the next few months. From March 5th to March 9th, there will be a micro-holiday called Trial of Style Season 2. This is the return of the ultimate transmog tournament, where you compete against five other players to see who can create the best transmog outfit to match the challenge theme. At the end of the tournament, you win some amount of transmog tokens, based on how you placed, which can be used to buy unique transmog sets created for the event. If you are a mogger, talk to a transmog NPC in any capital city to join the tournament.

Syreyne – Also coming up in April, our very own Gustytail has set forth a challenge. She is daring you all to a Fools Rush In event. ( ) The idea is to play your least favorite/geared/known spec and run dungeons and raids with your fellow “fools”. Death and chaos may ensue, but there should be tons of laughs for everyone. If you haven’t figured it out by now, the event is on April Fools Day aka April 1st. We know that’s also Easter Sunday, so we are opening it up to that whole first week of April. Make sure you take plenty of screenshots and tag the guild on Twitter!

Acuzod – As you may or may not know, February 13th is our guild anniversary. It is a time to cheer for the beginning of AIE and the start of this wonderful community. It is also a time of sadness, as last year on February 17th, we lost one of our greatest members who was the epitome of what AIE is….Ralff aka Roger White.

(((pause here for a few minutes to reflect on Ralff)))

Syreyne – One of the last events Ralff wanted to do in WoW was an Amazing Race. So for Ralff and all that he did for this community, we are now hosting an annual event in his honor…Ralff’s Amazing Race!

Acuzod – The race will start in Orgrimmar on Saturday, February 17th. At 8pm server time (Eastern), we will open registrations with a shotgun start at 9pm. The event shouldn’t run more than an hour or so…..plenty of time for everyone to join NOOB raid afterwards! Just like in the real amazing race, everyone will be given the first clue at the same time. You’ll have to figure the clue out and find your hidden officer. Once you get there, you may have to do an emote or mini-challenge to receive your next clue.

Syreyne – Points are given to out for those that make it to the hidden mark. More points for first, second, or third, but everyone that gets there for the clue will receive points. There may also be bonus points earned with hidden or special mini-challenges. The top four people with the highest points win prizes! And everyone participating gets a Left Shark!!! Seriously….everyone….

Acuzod – Don’t worry about being level 110. All the locations are in Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms. Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun, but level 60 flying could give you an edge. You can compete as a pair (2 people) but you have to register that way. So if you’re under 60, grab a flying buddy and take to the skies!

Syreyne – While you can fly yourself (and a buddy!) and take flight points, please don’t use class specific cheats to hop around the world…mage portals, druid dreamway, etc. We want to make this as fair for everyone as possible. The clue givers will be keeping track of points on a spreadsheet, so once you’ve made it to the final destination, head on back to Gallywix’s to party before NOOB raid!

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


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And now it’s time to play all of the great AIE member segment we received this week, including…

Overly Dramatic News – @HuntsTheWind

Next time, we’ll be talking to Hopefully the fools from EVE!. So until then, AIE…

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