The AIE Podcast #301 – Last minute upgrading, crazy leveling, Summer of Love, and war stories galore!

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mewkow: the Summer is filled with Love for AIE
    Mkallah: Everything you know is about to change… again
    Tetsemi: Need some Mandatory Fun, we have you covered most nights of the week
    Mewkow: Wolfhunter is coming to ESO
    Mkallah: Get ready for a host show

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #301 of the the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Mewkow: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mkallah: (catch phrase here). This week is a host show to discuss the various activities in AIE and how we are getting ready for Battle of Azeroth. Welcome!

Unfortunately, our guest this evening had a schedule conflict, so we’ll be chatting amongst ourselves shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Just a quick reminder that the AIE Guild is also on Facebook and we’re looking at how we can best utilize it to keep everyone informed that prefers that method of communication. Stop by and say hi! It’s a great place to keep a track of the events in AIE, see what raid teams run when and if they are recruiting, and to interact with your AIE guildmates.

The Summer of Love events are coming up for AIE in all the games, here’s a quick rundown of everything currently planned (subject to change, void where prohibited, yadda yadda yadda)

Monday July 30:
–WoW – “Hide and Forseeken Laser Tag” at 9pm Server / EST – Allanya & Nevermore

Tuesday July 31:
–WoW – Pub Crawl Micro-Holiday – Sy
–SWTOR – MFN Special Edition – Max/Sema

Wednesday August 1:
–V-Pod is the guest for the Special Edition of Sy’s Fireside Chat

Thursday August 2:
–Remembrance Day – All Games
-WoW – Shrine of the Fallen Warrior – including Beef’s and his team’s firework spectacular
-SWTOR – Alderaan in the Juran Mountains, our traditional location
-LOTRO – Remembrance walk from the Boar Fountain in Bree to The Last Homely House in Rivendell

Friday August 3:
–STO – Remembrance Flight – 1:00am at Wolf 359 (That’s Thursday late evening/Friday early morning) – Grebog
–ESO – MFN Special Edition – 9:30-11:30pm EST – Durus
–FFXIV – MFN Special Edition – 10:00pm EST – Abovan (Tentative)

Saturday August 4:
–WoW – COOP – (Tentative)
–LOTRO – Skirmish Party from 9-11 ESTl: Lets have fun while running some skirmishes – Maellung
–STO – Evening of Fun at Risa – 12:00am (Midnight) – Grebog

Sunday August 5:
–WoW – Gusty’s Giveaways: Pet Adoption and Mog Giveaway – 4pm in Undercity
–LOTRO – Beorn to Have Fun from 3:30-5:30 pm ESTl: Roll up a new Beorning and play it through the 5 min intro and join in the fun. – Maellung

SWTOR Pre-Event July 27th – MEGA Datacron Run.

We’ll have more details next show.

Streaming and guild podcast news
If you like PvP in Star Wars and want a good tour of the new PvP centered Stronghold on Rishi, take a listen to Episode 249 of the Escape Pod Cast.

This week, @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-249 broadcast live from the PTS and tour the new Rishi Stronghold, showing off all the new features and unlocks

Take a listen to Episode 250 (Congrats team!) of the Escape Pod Cast. This week, @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-250 get back to the Sorc story, check out some interlude bit and finally get to Corellia

Upcoming streams
Max will not be streaming tonight, as Sema has informed him that he will be spending the time cleaning out his inventory for pre-patch!

A quick announcement from Nevermore-
“Hey AIE Guildies in WoW – If you have a raid team that will be active for Battle for Azeroth, please have a raid leader get in touch with Nevermore ASAP She is trying to gather a bunch of information and want to make sure that she’s not forgetting anyone. Message her via Discord, Twitter @QuotedNevermore, or send an in game mail to her main Neverending. Thank you”

With patch 8.0 coming out on Tuesday, everything you know will change … about your characters and how they play. Thankfully WoW Head has a great write-up about the upcoming changes so you’ll be prepared!

Also, if you are returning and your characters were removed for inactivity or you are new to AIE please take a look at with all the information needed to get you back in the game and familiar with all the ways AIE publishes information.

Also, with the hiatus of Noob Raid, Syreyne’s raid team is taking Noob raiders through Antorus on July 21st and July 28th starting at 9pm EST for the first raid and 11pm EST for the second raid. More information in the article at

MFN is on Tuesday at 9 pm EST and will be on the Imperial side.
PTS is open to the public and some scheduled PvP playtesting is going on with devs in-game incognito and some of the AIE folks have been participating in said activities.

The Escape Pod Cast did a podcast from inside the new PvP focused stronghold on Rishi on the PTS. Since then, they are continuing to develop and make updates rapidly to respond to feedback. There’s an AIE PTS guild and we have the Stronghold fully unlocked for it for anyone that wants to get in and check it out.

A reminder that MFN for ESO are on Friday’s at 9pm EST and are usually streamed on the AIE Twitch channel,

Don’t forget to speak up in guild Chat, ask for help, or just say Hi! And, check the ESO discord channel regularly for events and daily partners.

And, in ESO general news- With the upcoming Wolfhunter DLC game pack and Update 19, Hircine’s curse has taken hold in Tamriel and beyond. Are you prepared to face the March of Sacrifices and Moon Hunter Keep dungeons? Wolfhunter is coming soon to ESO plus members and in the in game-crown store. The pack will arrive with update 19, a free base-game update for all ESO players. More information is available on

A reminder that MFN for FFXIV are on Friday’s at 9pm EST as well. As far as game news, there is a producer live letter happening on Monday, July 16th. Please look forward to it.

The Sally Ride is somewhere in game. She was last seen near Narenda, but supposed to move around every so often. If you find the ship hail them and you will get a special admiralty version of the ship.

The summer event is in full swing on Risa. There is a free ship for completing the daily aerial courses. There are all kinds of other events from power board races to sand castle building contests. If you don’t have a power board to use at the fleet colony, now is the time to pick one up.

Why would you want a power board? The fleet colony has a big bay. You can run around it on land, but it is easier to hop on your powerboard and cut across the water. If you are doing the gather missions, you have to go to close to the end of each side, so cutting across the water is the fastest method. And no, you can not swim across.

EVE continues to be on fire, Goons and TEST are allies again, some Keepstars died this weekend while others were were saved, Space Cadets, Hoplite Fleets, Arms Salesmen… it’s been pretty busy.

And with that, let’s talk about what we have been doing in and out of game, and how we’re getting ready for Battle of Azeroth!

Mkallah – Lots of pen and paper roleplaying, D&D, World of Darkness (Mage and Werewolf), City of Mists

Tetsemi – Mage Tower (Protection Warrior), Brawler’s Guild (Rank 8), 14 Horde and 2 Alliance characters through Silithus (got 3 pets), finished Field Medic (First Aid), and got both Nightbourne and High Mountain Tauren allied race armor (for leveling from 20-110).

Mewkow – Working on the mage towers, which means lot of alt gearing. Finally ran through the Retribution pally hidden weapon quest. Pally stuff. Shaman, death knight, profs.

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

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, none! If you want to try your hand at recording a segment, let us know! We would love to play segments created by our AIE guildmates.

Next time, we’ll be talking to most likely Syrene and Max about Summer of Love! So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.