The AIE Podcast #297 – SWTOR #cheerjoin

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mkallah: Twitching for more AIE content? We got you covered
    Tetsemi: Take a Balloon Tour
    Mewkow: FFXIV is going mobile
    Mkallah: Capt’n, we need more ships!
    Tetsemi: And, we have Max and Sema here to talk to us about AIE in SWTOR

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #297 of the the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Mkallah: – (My craft sprawl has taken over the guild kitchen). And to my right is Tetsemi: (May the Force be with you or Serve you well). This week we are joined by special guests Max and Sema who is here to talk to us about AIE in SWTOR Welcome!

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

AIE News

AIE is now active on Twitch and the AIE community is going to be streaming more often. Check out Plans are still in the works for hosting AIE community members streams, keep an eye out on the AIE Guild site and the AIE Discord in the #content-creators channel for more information and opportunities.

WoW – Noob raid

Streams every Saturday night at 11:00 pm Eastern. The only requirement is that you are level 110 and want to have fun with a bunch of AIE folks raiding. Spots fill up fast, so make sure you’re there on time!

SWTOR – The Escape Pod Cast –

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 240: Ring My Belsavis

Sema & Max continue to play through the Sorc class story on Belsavis while we talk about in-game events and what else we’d like to see.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 241: Nothing But Nathema

Sema & Max are joined by guild member Zen to run the new Nathema flashpoint and talk about the conclusion to the Traitor story and the end of an era. (Thanks for playing Star Wars the Old Republic ?)

ESO – Streaming Mandatory Fun Nights on Friday –

FFXIV – Follow along as Abovan wanders through Heavensward! –

AIE Game Specific News

This month’s community event will be the Balloon tours in WoW (more info in the WoW News section) and next month’s event will be the Midsummer Fire Festivals to steal Alliance Fires on Sunday June 24th from 2-4 pm EDT (Server time).

We are doing the Balloon Tours event on Friday, May 11th starting at 11pm server time (EST). It takes four people queued up for a balloon to launch on the tour so we will be coordinating everyone to make sure folks can get to see which tour they want to see. Keep an eye out for an article on the website for more information.

And if you’re in the BfA Beta, just a reminder, we have a couple of co-guilds available for you to join. We’re on the Sylvanas server, on the Alliance side, so as not to spoil the Horde storyline. Just hop into the #lfo channel on the AIE Discord and ask for an invite.

See Guest Game News!

The newest chapter in the world of Tamriel, entitled Summerset, is going into pre-order pre-release on May 21st for the PC/Mac and for everyone (those plus PS4 and XBox1) on June 5th.

Patch 4.3 will be titled, Under the Moonlight, and will be available late may.
New 24-player raid, continuing the Ivalice storyline, Pharos at Ridorana. New 8-player trial that is still under wraps. New Deep Dungeon, Heaven-on-High. Less of a deep dungeon and more of a tall tower. Heaven-on-High will have 30 floors of story content with floors 31-100 as challenge content. For those that have gone through stormblood, at least the Doma part of Stormblood, you might remember the large criss-cross tower in the Ruby Sea.

The new FFXIV mobile app will be debuting on 4.3.
Free features include, chat, event planners, and manage market board items.
Premium (like for $$$) features include more saddle bag storage (extra bag space, but not for active items) and a retainer for more bank space and market board slots.

The Namazu Beast tribe (AKA the sentient catfish people) will have their own daily quest and reputation rewards, joining the rest of the grindable beast tribe factions. Eureka will be expanded into the Ice-aspect area. Solo players are getting adjustments to fare better in Eureka content. Items will be able to be withdrawn from your Glamour Dresser (This is the storage for items that you want to keep around for glamour purposes, which is FFXIV speak for Transmog.) Cross Realm link shells are now a thing. These are chat channels that can now invite people from different servers.

For the top tier raiders, a new Ultimate difficulty raid will be unleashed to make the raiders cry in the follow up patch, 4.31. This will be Ultima Weapon, one of the last bosses from A Realm Reborn. (The base game) Not a spoiler, since a) It’s a Final Fantasy game, and b) It came out in 2013.
New 4 player dungeon, the Swallow’s Compass

Need more ships? Until May 7 10AM Pacific, 20% off all ships in the c-store. The ship and dry dock slots, and ship upgrade tokens are also 20% off. Also, if you buy Tier 5 ships, you will receive a free ship upgrade token

Phoenix Prize pack is back again. You have until May 10th 7AM Pacific to claim a daily free prize pack. You can also spend dilithium in the dilithium store to buy more prize packs for more chances at some T5 and T6 ships. The daily free prize pack can be picked up at Drozana Station.

Arena Sompek has returned also until May 7 10AM Pacific. You can claim a new ground weapon if you have completed the event 3 times. This time it is a pair of Tsunkatse Gloves, which will also unlock a new appearance at the tailor.

They are also offering a new “Elite Starter Pack.” As STO shifts away from the monthly subscription, they are introducing the new starter pack as a way to unlock some of the monthly subscription rewards. The lifetime subscriptions are staying, and will still be available for purchase, so do not worry there. Once you pick up the starter pack, you will get one new character slot, 20 shared bank slots (the account wide bank), 5 captain retrain tokens, increase to your energy credit cap to 2 billion. And then once per character you can reclaim in the c-store to get 30 inventory slots, 60 bank slots and 2 bridge officer slots. If you have unlocked all this from other methods, like the regular monthly subscription, you will not lose any of these perks. If you have questions about this change, I highly recommend visiting the article about this:

And last but not least. If you still want to create Delta Recruits, you have until May 17th. If you are unsure if you should create 1, I would highly recommend having at least 1 on your account. If you can, then it can be beneficial to have a romulan and a standard federation officer as delta recruits, as there are slightly different checkpoints for free account wide bonuses. This also works with KDF as well, with having its own story and unlocks for account wide bonuses.

AIEU is recruiting, if you are already in the system come back, it’s a great time to be alive. We are in the process of taking our own space, and are having frequent fights with our old alliance TEST.

Balance Patch is coming on May 8th, and includes a rework of underwater weapon and skills. Keep an eye out on the GW2 blog for more details the morning of May 8.

25% Skirmish Marks weekend from 5/10/18 – 5/14/18
Lootbox Weekend from 5/17/18 – 5/21/18
VIP Event Boost from 5/24/18 – 5/29/18

And with that, let’s get back to Max & Sema and find out what’s going on in SWTOR!

Focus on guild activities and story of guild accomplishments
Hunt for Izax
Explain the content arc and GftM
Explain no lockouts
Reminder on what MFN is
Talk about our ops teams
Talk about everyone working together to get all ops teams killing Izax
Talk about the system
Talk about the guild targets
Mention Sakic and BC (zen on republic, Arv on invading, etc.)
Mention the spreadsheets!

Reminder on patch notes if needed
Quick rundown of 5.9 patch notes
Nathema + traitor story (will talk about in detail during the run)
Double XP, CXP, Ship Req
Returning Companion: Felix Iresso – Consulars
Returning Companions: Akaavi Spar & Mako – Bounty Hunter and Smuggler
Conquest updates (talk about more next week with another possible guest)
Relatively minor class updates (tank nerfs don’t seem too bad)
Izax fight tuning
New Augments
Introduction to Conquests and Intro to Black hole work again.

And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Max & Sema 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…

Altitis – @TheMewKow

Next time, we’ll be talking to Hoots and Lanc in EVE. So until then, AIE…

– This is Mewkow
– This is Mkallah
– This is Tetsemi

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.