The AIE Podcast #298 – Moral Relativism and Narrative in EVE

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mkallah: The AIE community is doing ALL the things
    Mewkow: Open up your warmind
    Tetsemi: Imp congratulations are in order
    Mkallah: Final Fantasy patch 4.3 is finally dropping
    Mewkow: And, we have the crazy pilots from EVE!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #298 of the the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Mkallah: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Lanctharus, Lars Gagner and the very late incredibly exploding Tukucommin who are here to talk to us about AIE in EVE Welcome!

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

AIE News

Streaming and guild podcast news
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 242: Calculating Conquest

This week, @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-242 are joined by guild member @brendancavanagh to talk about Conquest updates and BC’s excellent planning spreadsheet.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 243: Smooth Operators

This week, @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-243 are joined by guild members and ops leaders Dent and Marcus (@marcusb814 also of the WorkingClassNerds podcast) to talk about starting and running an ops team, while we run the Umbara Flashpoint.

Upcoming streams
Max the Gray will be streaming on the channel tonight after the podcast. Join him after we wrap up Eve to see AIE in ESO!

Also, on the same channel we have ESO streaming on Thursday at 9 EDT and Noob Raid for WOW on Saturday at 11 EDT.

Other Community stuff-
Are you going to Phoenix Comic Fest or just want to see what the phoenix crew is up to? Arra has created a Tadpool AZ discord to be used for con and beyond. Hit one of us, or Arra, up in discord for the link. And, speaking of Phoenix Comic Fest, Nevermore will be at booth AA503, Bouvi will be at the Hero Initiative booth at AA396/398, and Mkallah will be at AA501 carrying her own merchandise and goods from two other AIE members. Come by and say Hi, and keep your eyes out for a wandering Mew as a guest visit to Phoenix for con

Imperium Ludi
Destiny 2
New DLC has dropped for the game: Expansion II: Warmind. New story content, new raid, new strikes AKA reskinned story missions, and new gear to grab….
Season 3 has recently kicked off. Be on the lookout for the faction rally.
Some old faces have resurfaced and guild powerful engrams are being generated, go get them!
DLC info:

Congratulations to Noob Raid on downing two new bosses, 1 last week and 1 this week! Sounds like a great time was had by all. If you’d like to join in the fun, be online on Saturday evenings around 11 pm EDT and keep and eye out in game chat and in the #Wow channel in the AIE Discord.

Congratulation to the guild for hitting the medium conquest goal on the Imperial Side. The guild is really focusing on conquest goals and helping each other out to find ways to hit the goals that are both effective and fun.

Speaking of fun, Mandatory Fun Night will be on the Republic Side this week, make sure you join the #SWTOR channel on the AIE Discord and join in the Conquest activities and planning.

Also, patch 5.9.1 (mostly bug fixes) will be released on May 22nd and the Summer 2018 Roadmap is out – – looks like a lot of quatlity of life improvements a PvP focus with the PvE storylines picking up in the fall.

Patch 4.3 dropping on Tuesday, Monday is the 24-hour major patch maintenance.
Preliminary patch notes dropped.
Many changes, many QoL, many few features.
And it was the 45th birthday of Yoshi-P, (Naoki Yoshida) the FFXIV Game Producer, and the FFXIV worldwide gaming community created a 2 hour happy birthday video from the players around the world.
Details for all FFXIV news, events, and FC events are found in the FFXIV discord.

A new expansion called Summerset will be arriving on Mon., May 21st for players on PC/Mac and coming June 5th to PS4 and XBox. It features 6 new areas, a new skill line called the Psijic Order (pronounced Psy – jick), a new Trial (like a raid), Jewelry crafting and much more.

The guild members have been sky shard farming since they know they will want skill points early on for the new jewelry crafting skill line.

In the upcoming new expansion, you will be able to create Jem’Hadar captains. As Jem’Hadar are all cloned for specific paths, this means your new Jem’hadar captain will start at level 60. You will start with a full complement of Jem’Hadar bridge officers, a fully geared ship, and shuttle.

It also says you will also have pre-completed progress in Crafting, Specializations, and Reputations. All players will be able to create Jem’Hadar characters, but they are recommending new players to create a regular captain first to go through the tutorial and learn to play. There is a Jem’Hadar tutorial, but likely be more an introduction to the new features the Jem’Hadar have before they join a faction.

There will also be a special variant of Jem’Hadar that you can purchase in the c-store, Odo’s Vanguard. These are a special premium breed carefully created under the watchful eye of Odo. They are identical as their lesser brethren, with the added bonus that their engineered soldier trait will also give bonuses to space combat.

Romulan captains may be happy to know that coming with the expansion, the Federation and KDF are going to allow the Romulan captains that have allied with them to fly most of their starships. So, if you have a Romulan captain and have been wanting to fly a Defiant class ship, you will soon get that option.

As for the fleet itself. We are currently focusing hard on the Spire holding, but also making steady progress on a few of the other holdings as well. When complete the Tier II of the Research branch of the Spire, we will have access to some of the best tactical consoles in the game.

And with that, let’s get back to Lanctharus and Hoots and find out what’s going on in EVE .

The Tenerifis Campaign aka Reasonable people doing things for Reasonable Reasons

So first a little story

  • We left GotG
        Things have gone kind of bad for them
        Theft, knifed in the back
        Leader lost his big golden space mushroom
  • Move to the dronelands with Russians
        We realized things were kind of bad
        DCU imploded
  • Moved again to crash on the Space Panda Couch
        The Kool-Aid Orange Keep

The “narrative” Welcome to the Hobo War

  • Wr are fighting a couple of old “friends”
        Waves at TEST
            Trying to keep the space pandas and their friends down
        Blow a kiss to BRAVE
            TEST’s off again, on again girlfriend

AIEU has 5 new active Fleet Commanders in the alliance

AIE operates a critical logistics chain

  • OpSec
  • OpSec
  • [Redacted OpSec}

AIEU creates community

  • Propaganda
  • DJ PvP
  • Content generation for Hoots

Battles of YF-P4X

  • Tuku the hero AIEU deserves

The freeporting of ZD1-Z2

  • Sneaky people doing sneaky things
  • That sneaky Lanctharus guy

You never call me in the Batphone!

  • Your typical fight as an FC as told by Lanc
  • No, I swear I didn’t call PL!
  • Ohs noes! We are getting ROFLSTOMPED

Corporate FC program

  • We pay you to be a hero
  • 40 million ISK per fleet

Lots of new and returning faces

  • Max streaming EVE very soon

Holding the line and expanding the Empire

  • How Sov in EVE currently works
  • The creation of the AIEU Pop•Tarts© Entosis Doctrine
  • How do you take over a system?
  • How about a station?

Point to AIEU Discord here:

  • Odd things happen here


And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Lanctharus, Lars Gagner, and the ever lovable Tukucommin the explodable, first of his name for joining us tonight.


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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 Abovan in FFXIV. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.