The AIE Podcast #302 – It’s getting toasty with the summer of love! (Bring your marshmallows)

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mkallah: War of the Thorns gets a little prickly!
    Tetsemi: Midyear Mayhem is massive!
    Mewkow: Discover STO Discovery
    Mkallah: Are you ready to compete in Queen’s Gauntlet and Festival of the Four Winds?
    Tetsemi: And, Max and Sy are here to tell us all about Summer of Love!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #302 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: – (Summer of Love surprise cake is currently baking in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Max and Sy who are here to talk to us about the Summer Of Love! Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be talking to our guests shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Streaming and guild podcast news
Swtor Escape Pod Cast 251: Don’t Fear The Reaper

This week, @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-251 are joined by @MarcusB814 (guild member and host of the Working Class Nerds podcast) to run Red Reaper and talk about Datacrons and the monthly event Marcus is running on the 27th.

No Man’s Sky has released a major update to the game 4 days ago. Several changes to the game to include the ability to play together with 3 of your friends. The game is buy-to-play and if you played before, it’s a free update, if not it’s $29.99 on Steam.

War of the Thorns has started and it’s looking like the Horde are the bad people, at least right now, and Horde players are not happy with the story so far.

Regular Noob Raid resumes October 6th. Normally the only requirements to join are a max level toon and the willingness to laugh a lot while we die over and over again.

A huge thank you to Syreyne and the DOA raid team for running the Noob’ers through Normal Antorus the past two weekends.

Congratulations, we’re sorry! Dankinia has been promoted to Game Director of ESO!

Midyear Mayhem is happening right now until August 6th. This event gives bonus rewards and XP for PVP activities.

The DLC will be on sale for 75% off for those that do not have it and there will be bonus rewards for a variety of activities in Wrothgar.

Star Trek Online is about to take you into the world of the latest Star Trek TV series, Star Trek: Discovery. This fall on PC, and soon after on Xbox One and Playstation 4, Captains will take the first step on a continuing journey to 2256, in the height of the Klingon War. For the very first time in STO’s history, we’ll be updating the game in line with a currently airing Star Trek series. Here’s what to expect from Star Trek Online: Age of Discovery:

For a limited time, Research and Development packs will be available to Captains for 20% off!
From Thursday, July 26th at 8AM PST to Monday, July 30th at 10AM PST, both Research and Development packs as well as bundles will be discounted.

Mandatory Fun Night will be on the Republic side this week, make sure you check in the #swtor channel in AIE Discord to find out what the conquest goal for the week is and how you can best hit that goal.

Congrats to the Conquers of Balmora!

Thank you to MarcusB for the MEGA event in SWTOR this week, they went after Datacrons and had a lot of fun doing it!

And, breaking news from Discord! Friday August 24th. #MEGA Episode 3! Revenge of the hutts

MFN is on as usual, Monday 6:30 pm PT/9:30 pm ET in coordination with the Summer of Love event.

For the first time in 4 years, the Queen’s Gauntlet and Festival of the Four Winds are back! If you missed them the first time, or just want to compete and collect phat lewts, you have until Aug. 14th.

It’s been a busy summer in EVE! AIEU now has 6 fleet commanders at the alliance level, one of those FC Tukucommin is now a coalition level FC, we have two new members of the GroL Lake council bringing up the number of AIEU directors in that body to 3, AIEU is now effectively running the alliance logistic chain and is the premiere arms dealer for the alliance.

And with that, let’s get back to Max and Sy and talk about the Summer of Love!

Summer of Love schedule here

This year Summer of Love is running from Monday July 30th to Sunday August 5th. If you have any specific questions on the events, you can always ask the chairperson of the event or ask any officer in AIE Discord. Please keep in mind that these events are subject to change. We’ll keep you posted! I hope to see you all there!

Friday July 27:
–SWTOR – Pre-Event MEGA Datacron Run – Marcus and the SWTOR team – This went AWESOME!!!!!

Monday July 30:
–WoW – “Hide and Forseeken Laser Tag” at 9pm EST – Allanya & Nevermore
— GW2 – Vigil at the Field of the Fallen in Lion’s Arch – 9:30 pm EST

Tuesday July 31:
–WoW – Pub Crawl Micro-Holiday – Syreyne – We will start meeting up in Dalaran at 9PM EST, with a roll out time of 9:30PM EST (Server). More details on this micro-holiday can be found here:
–SWTOR – MFN Special Edition – Apolas and the SWTOR Officers

Wednesday August 1:
–Video Podcast – Special Edition Sy’s Fireside Chat – EVE – Name Change and Co-Host!!!

Thursday August 2:
–Remembrance Day – All Games
-WoW – Shrine of the Fallen Warrior – (Fireworks afterwards)
-SWTOR – Alderaan in the Juran Mountains, our traditional SWTOR location
-LOTRO – Remembrance walk from the Boar Fountain in Bree to The Last Homely House in Rivendell before Remembrance Day starts – 7pm EST

Schedule for Remembrance Day:
9:30pm EST – Discord/Game – Members meet up in their game, and have an open forum type format where the general membership can talk about love ones that have passed, share stories, etc.
10:00pm EST – Official start with speeches and statements by members of Council
10:30pm EST – Wrap up, and for games that do this, Remembrance Walk back (Ex: WoW)
11:00pm EST – End event

Friday August 3:
–STO – Remembrance Flight – 1:00am EST 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

Saturday August 4:
–WoW – COOP – Summer of Love would not be complete without a COOP run, so COOP we must! Saturday August 4th at 8PM server(EST) we will retaliate and invade the Eastern Kingdoms. No mercy or quarter will be given. The Alliance must pay!
We will meet in Elwynn Forest before the gates of Stormwind and raze whatever stands in our way at 8pm. Warmode MUST be turned off to avoid phasing issues. Also to lay ruin to Stormwind we must be dressed our best! Visit the transmographer and make sure your armor looks sharp and fearsome with the AIE Tabard and Cloak of Coordination.

–LOTRO – Skirmish Party from 9-11pm EST: Lets have fun while running some skirmishes – Maellung

–STO – Evening of Fun at Risa – 12:00am EST (Midnight) – Grebog

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

And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Max and Sy for joining us. And don’t forget, after the show is the AIE podcast stream, this week they are doing:

Syreyne on Twitter @SyreyneAIE and on Twitch at

Max on Twitter @MaxTheGrey

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…

Overly Dramatic News from HuntsTheWind

We are working on scheduling our next guests now- may be EVE or LOTR. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.