The AIE Podcast #303 – The worlds, they are a changing


On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Tetsemi: Welcome to Dent and MarcusB our newest AIE Officers
    Mewkow: Shall we kill all humans?
    Tetsemi: Say goodbye to Legion and hello to BfA
    Mewkow: Have you been to the Festival the Four Winds?
    Tetsemi: And the EvE Crew invades AZ-R0F!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode 303 of the the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Tetsemi: – (catch phrase here). Mkallah is off being crafty and will return next podcast episode.. This week we are joined by special guests us who is here to talk to us about AIE in World of Warcraft Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into AIE World of Warcraft shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Welcome and condolences to our newest community officers (with a focus on SWTOR) – Dent and MarcusB! These two will be a great addition to the AIE Officer corp and we look forward to getting them into the guild leadership role.

Thank you to all who came out and celebrated the Summer of Love, Max and Syreyne have put together a write up with links to a lot of the videos taken by the community. Check out the article –

If you want to see how COOP went, take a look at the write-up and the videos up on the site as well –

And speaking of guildies getting together – For everyone who lives in the southern New England area. There is a comic book convention at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT on 17-19 August 2017. It is a local show with plenty of Comic Book creators, vendors, and some Hollywood Stars of the past few decades. If anyone is planning or thinking of attending, Corley was thinking AIE people could get together for a lunch on one of the days. There are a number of restaurants at Mohegan Sun where he could try to make some reservations. If anyone is interested, let him know and hopefully we could have some type of meetup. This is the website for the show. It is a bit hard on the eyes, but it has all the info. Tickets are still available.

Streaming and guild podcast news
Remember when HK-51 was an epic companion and getting a new companion was a huge deal? We remember, and this week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-252 kick off that classic HK-51 mission line and talk about what it was like when it was new.
Summer update 5.9.2 is live and we are all Galactic Legends. @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-253 spend some time talking through the update in detail from inside the live Rishi Stronghold.

Upcoming Streams
Keep an eye out on the channel. Most of our mandatory fun nights are streamed there and Max the Grey will be streaming next Sunday the BfA leveling he’s doing.

GustyTail is having her “Goodbye to Legion” event in WoW as we speak, she will be shooting off fireworks, doing giveaways, and generally getting the guild involved in saying goodbye to Legion and hello to BfA!

Let’s Launch BfA With A Bang!

If you are a raid leader and haven’t filled out the survey that Nevermore has, please contact her in game (Neverending), on Twitter (@QuotedNevermore), @Nevermore in AIE Discord, or the AIE Facebook page as she’s putting together things to make raid team organization and recruiting a bit easier for all.

And just a infrastructure update, we will be replacing the AIELFO channel in game with the AIELFO Community. Umami bulletins and the application approved letters have been updated with the new methodology. This give us better control over the aielfo communication in game, and as always, you can also ping of an officer in the AIE Discord #lfo channel as well.

Speaking of the AIE Discord #lfo channel, SWTOR is making the move to removing it’s AIELFO channel in game and relying on the #lfo channel in Discord for finding an officer for an invite or help.

Mandatory Fun Night will be on the Republic side this week, and the format for which side it which week has shifted. Right now it’s going to be every other week with an occasionally free-for-all rest week thrown in. Make sure you pay close attention to AIE Discord and the #swtor channel.

And a big thank you, from MarcusB, to everyone that participated in the MEGA event to kick off the Summer of Love. Without you, events like this don’t happen.

Take a look at the SWTOR update just published –

Wolfhunter DLC releases August 13th in tandem with Update 19, bringing 2 new dungeons to explore.
Update 19 makes some changes to battlegrounds and PVP as well as some quality of life changes.

Skill respecs are changing so you no longer have to clear all your points and fully rebuild. You will be able to change them individually, sort of like how it works with Champion Points. Also the werewolf skill line is being updated as well.

And of course MFN is Friday Nights at 9 Eastern.

It’s the last couple days for the current event, the Festival of the Four Winds. There is a Boss Blitz Bonanza this weekend, where if the players complete 5000 Boss Blitzes in the pavillion, any account that participated gets a prize.
MFN is on Monday from 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm EDT, if there is interest we can do festival events before they are gone.

The Eve Team has lit cynos and bridged to the System of AZ-R0F. As such there are rumors that things are burning in a most Eve kind of way. Expect an Eve inspired Raid team to to go out in the next few weeks.

AIEU along with its alliance Blades of Grass and coalition members have successfully defended the strategic system of 16AM-3. This great military and morale victory has ensured that the our space way of life endures. – AIEU Ministry of Truth, Love and Happiness
Interested in helping spread love and happiness in the universe?
Then come check out AIEU

The Monster Hunter World collaboration is underway. If you are level 70 in at least one class, and have the Main Scenario Quest for Stormblood completed, be sure to find the Hearty Hunter in Kugane to get started. This event features a major creature named Rathalos, and if you can defeat him and the other challenges, you can get rewards such as a mount, minions, an armor set, and some housing items.
Starting tomorrow, the moonfire festival begins, featuring new outfits, item pieces, an emote, and some summer food.
And don’t forget, there are static groups looking for new members to join and tackle the end game content. Make sure to ask for more details in the FF14 channel in discord.

And with that, let’s get back to us and find out what’s going on in AIE World of Warcraft.

Legion Wrap Up
What did we enjoy?

Tetsemi: Class stories, all of them, some of the more unique content they’ve done and really fleshed out all the classes and made them feel special. I really like how the Priest class order hall tied into Before the Storm and seeing those characters come to life in the story. And Artifact weapons, not having to collect a separate 1h and off-hand weapons.


What did we dislike?


Tetsemi: Unlocking class hall armor sets on alt’s. The 8 dungeon one was bad enough, but having to get exalted with the Nightborne for the shoulders, no thank you.

What personal goals did we meet?

Tetsemi: I got to see all 12 class order hall stories, got the Protection Warrior appearance from the Mage Tower and unlocked both heritage armor sets for the Highmountain Tauren and Nightborne. Our raid team also completed all the raids, on Normal, while they were still current.


What personal goals did we miss?

Mewkow: class mounts

Tetsemi: Collecting all the class order hall armor sets. Completing a Mythic 15+ for the artifact appearance. Heritage armor for Void Elves and Lightforged.

What are we not going to miss from Legion?

Tetsemi: Dalaran. We’ve had it as ‘home base’ for two expansion (Lich King and Legion) and I think I’m done with it.


What are we going to miss from Legion?


Tetsemi: Class order halls and class specific stories, fighting a foe that’s not the Alliance, and haste tanking. The new Protection Warrior rotation feels slow and clunky and not as fluid as it was in Legion.

BFA Look Ahead
What are we looking forward to the most?

Tetsemi: New stories and new bosses to raid, but mostly new stories.


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

Next time, we’ll be talking to someone in something, so until then, AIE…

– This is Mewkow
– This is Tetsemi

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.