The AIE Podcast #296 – Elder Durus and Young Kini Talk Scrolls

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mewkow: Can you Volunteer for Guard Duty?
    Tetsemi: 17 Raid lockouts and the time is short!
    Mkallah: Ready for Raid Roulette?
    Mewkow: Celebrate LOTRO 11th anniversary in style!
    Tetsemi: And, Durus and Dankinia are here to talk to us about falling off the edge… we mean AIE in ESO

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #296 of the the podcast celebrating the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mkallah: To my left is Mewkow: – (Greetings, Gamers!). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Durus and Dankinia who is here to talk to us about AIE in ESO Welcome!

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

AIE News

Save the date – 10 pm to 11 pm server time, on April 28th, we are celebrating Volunteer Guard Day and we’ll be gathering in Orgrimmar to step into the shoes of a guard with a /salute and you’ll get to serve and protect the city just like them. Stay vigilant and watch out for any invaders. Pay attention to the AIE Discord #WoW and #General channels as well as the guild site for event times. There is reported to be a pet give away…. And other stuff.

Also, have you ever wanted to give someone some WoW Gametime, a little money for some Hearthstone cards, or just enough for them to buy Deckard Cain in Heroes of the storm but are just too busy to leave your house and hit the nearest shop for a game time card? Well, then Blizzard has some good news! You can now gift Blizzard balance directly to someone else who has a Battle.Net account, all without leaving your house and having to deal with people! Check out the article over at

The new God of War is out, and stealing a lot of people’s time and energy. AIE Has a PS4 Community, so if you’re interested in joining just search for AIE and ask for an invite.

Ready Check Noise/Ham Horn – There are 17 Raid lockouts till Battle for Azeroth! Time to cross off all those bucket list items, get your Allied races leveled, plan for your Orc’s new posture thanks to the chiropractor, I mean barbershop, and drool over the sweet new hair styles with exclusive ‘glowy bits’ coming to the Alliance side allied races! (Boo!) But hey, we got the best Antlers in the house (Moo!)

The Battle for Lorderan is testable on the Alpha server (no voice overs or major spoiler cutscene available, yet) and shows what happens after the intro cinematic showing the two armies starting the battle. No word yet on Malfurion’s fumble fingers that started the fire in Teldrassil, but we’ll let you know when it’s available as well.

If you are leveling an allied race and don’t want to leave Pandaria at 90, good news, the XP from quests, gathering, and mob kills stays decent up to level 94, so no need to rush to Alternate Timeline Draenor, hang out in Pandaria, do the intro quest to Warlords, start your garrison, and you can head right over to Taledor without needing to deal with Frostfire or Gorgrond.

Also, if you haven’t run with Noob Raid, you haven’t gotten to enjoy events like this – Shout out to Gijora, the magnificent b*****d that brilliantly executed the Mass Rez Cliff Jump taking the majority of the raid team to their death after the wipe.

Check out the great article that the SWTOR team put toger on the AIE guild hunt for Izax – We have almost 100% of the active raid teams with a kill on the final boss from GftM (Gods from the Machine) and in two weeks patch 5.9 will drop bringing even more Conquest adjustments as well as new content.

Mandatory fun night is on the Imperial Side and we will be tackling the Emergency Operations. Any Operation from Eternity Vault up to Dread Palace is a conquest goal, so make sure to attend, help yourself and the guild get to their Conquest goals.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 238: For Whom The Belsavis Tolls

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-238 play through the Sorcerer class story between Hoth and Belsavis. We also talk about 5.9 class update notes and cover other news, including what’s going on in our guild Alea Iacta Est.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 239: Save Us Belsavis

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-239 continue to play through the Sorc class story on Belsavis while we talk about Conquest and say congrats to Eric Musco.

New things coming in patch 4.3: MSQ, more 24-man Return to Ivalice raids, new trials, 4 Lords (other trials), Ultimate Weapon’s Refrain, new Beast Tribes, more Hildabrand, Heaven-on-High (the new POTD), Eureka updates if that is your thing, and the mysterious “Additional Updates”
Oh, and a new dungeon
Late May is the tentative date.

One of the additional update is the raid roulette, 8-player group finder in other words. Teaser site up.

Goblin is still a preferred server, so new toons will get a road to 60 buff, up the level cap of Heavensward, the last xpack) which gives you 3X experience on all gains.
You can easily run your first class up to 60 on Main Story Questline exclusively. (Class and Job quests are still recommended to unlock skills, however)

Research lab has fully completed upgraded. Be sure to visit it to buy your extra traits and research slots.

They are opening up the ability to create Delta Recruit captains again. You have until May 17th to create one. As you level up a Delta Recruit, you unlock bonuses for all your captains no matter the faction.

The next expansion, Victory is Life, is slated for June. The level cap will increase to 65. The story will be another step forward in the Deep Space 9 section of the Star Trek story. And as always, if possible, they always try to bring back the actors to voice their in game avatars. They are featuring episodes leading up to the release that start some of the pre-expansion lore.

People collecting ships, do not panic, T6 ships will stay as the top tier of ships. Though I would bet we will see stronger ships as time goes on. They do tend to slowly creep up the power of the ships as they release new ones.

After refusing to bend to (absent) Russian Overlords, AIEU moved to Chinese Pandemonium. Kind of clear to state that gaming there is totally different from playing on occidental servers.

LOTRO Bonus Days brings you LOTRO’s 11th-anniversary celebration now through May 8th and Double Bonus Points now through April 29th!

Reclaim Middle-earth! Get 20% off now through April 26th:
Select Expansions & Expansion Quests (In-game only)
Enhanced XP Supply & Hornberg Token
Skirmishes & Instances
The 100% Mark Acquisition Boosts
The Weekly Coupon gets you +5% Attack Damage (90 min) with coupon code ATTKDMG now through April 26th

Monday fun nights are still a thing. They are like office hours…sometimes the line is around the corner, sometimes you get paperwork done.

There has been a change to how bonused gathering tools work. The bonus is now extractable and applyable to any gathering tool, even the consumable ones. A really nice QOL boost.

Anniversary event is ending on Monday. After that, the cake will be a lie.
ESO Plus will be free from 24-30 April. Current subs will get a free crown crate each day.

For more detail on what is going on in ESO, let’s get back to Durus and Dankinia !

“As a PTS participant, you’ll have a watermark visible while playing to help us identify any possible NDA breaches. To reiterate: You can share almost all of your adventures in ESO: Summerset publicly, including Jewelry Crafting, the Cloudrest Trial, open world adventures, Abyssal Geysers, Delves, World Bosses, Public Dungeons, and anything in the base game, but any details related to the main quest and its storyline beyond “The Queen’s Decree” is under NDA.”

Elder Scrolls Online Talking Points

What’s all this ESO stuff about? Basic chat about the game and world. Sub model, free to play, Steam, PC, console, addons, etc.
The entire world scales. Jump in and play with friends now that you’ve been playing with in other games for years. Caveat: level 10 for dungeons, level 6 is when craftings starts.

What’s AIE doing in the game? How do guilds work?
How do you get involved with AIE in the game? Talk to us in-game or via Discord in the #lfo or #eso chat channels. No UMAMI needed.
Mega-servers but if you want to play with us it has to be NA PC.

Brief word about the economy and trade guilds.

ESO Plus – note upcoming free / crate promotion

Inv / note the level 7 reward for 10 additional inv slots. Don’t buy the first ten until after level 7.
Addons. Use “Minion” :
If you don’t own the game currently. Morrowind is now rolled into Sumerset and the entire game can be bought / up to date and ready for update 18 on 21 May for PC.

Want to see us play the game? Talk about streams. The best way to get a glimpse of what the game is about.

Announcement summary for Summerset Isle

Summerset and Update 18 Info

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

Dankinia My twitter is @dankinia and my twitch stream is where you can see Noob Raid in action every Saturday night.
ESO userid: @dankinia

Durus is @thedurus on the Tweeters, and streams as These days there is a lot of ESO is being streamed. However Steam and PS4 games are also known to show up there.
ESO userid: @theadurus

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…

Well we didn’t receive any this week, but please check out right after the show as @MaxTheGrey will be live streaming some ESO and showing of the AIE Guild and guild house as well as some of the cool game features.

Next time, we’ll be talking to MaxTheGrey and Sema’t’witch about AIE in StarWars the Old Republic and thoughts on patch 5.9, if it doesn’t get delayed! So until then, AIE…

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