The AIE Podcast #306 – Red Sphincter Wall: The Big But…

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mkallah: The NOOBS are coming
    Tetsemi: It was a great Summerset
    Mewkow: STO, on sale, act quickly!
    Mkallah: Lodestone is loaded with fun!
    Tetsemi: and we are talking to ourselves

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #306 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: – (hey guys, there is a blueberry croissant bake in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we doing a host show!

Ok, we’ll be talking amongst ourselves shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Streaming and guild podcast news

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 259: Original Trailer Reaction Show

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-259 play the three original trailers and react and comment including a dive into the Malgus origin and story arc leading up to SWTOR launch.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 260: True Emperor

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-260 make the Malgus circle complete by running the False Emperor flashpoint (or True Emperor, from a certain point of view).

Upcoming streams

ESO MFN and NOOB raid are both streaming this week!

Destiny 2 – The guild is in need of people getting to the new max level and working towards the clan goals to get the new banner perks upgraded.

New to raiding, feel like you need to get your feet wet? Or, just want to raid in a fun and friendly environment? Well, Noob raid starts up again October 6th! The only requirments are that you are at max level, want to have fun, and are willing to die over and over again! Oh, and pick on Kini as she floor tanks. If you are interested, talk to Dankinia for details. You can find her in game, on discord, or even twitter – just make sure you use the hashtag #whereskini!
Running of the Beef 15- Zandalar forever!
We will have Sy on next show to talk about it, but the event is scheduled for October 21st at 2pm Eastern time!
Reminder to use AIE LFO Community to look for officers in game.

Reminder to use raid recruitment channel in discord to find raid teams, now that more people are gearing up 120.

MFN is still on Friday’s at 9pm Eastern.

The Summerset event to unlock a pet, mount, and house has ended. AIE did it’s part to get the achievement completed. The ESO community hit the goal and we should be receiving an awesome house around October 10th. And they will have plenty of items created for it for people to spend their money on.

On October 8th they will be releasing 4 Summerset/High Elves style furniture packs in the Crown Store for purchase if people want to buy them to start furnishing the Grand Psijic Villa we unlocked. The sets available will be for a parlor, kitchen/dining room, bedroom, and bathroom.

33% of Lifetime sub sale going on now until 10/1 10 am PT (yes tomorrow)

20% off services sale going on now until also 10/1 10 am PT

It is also Bonus XP weekend. Great time to level mains or alts.

Phoenix Prize pack also going on right now, but this goes until 10/5 10am PT. Get a free phoenix prize pack at Drozana Station each day. And you can buy more from the dilithium store. A great way to stock up on gear upgrade tokens that cost no dilithium on use. And technically the cost of the boxes from the dilithium store for the boxes converted over to these upgrade tokens ends up saving you dilithium compared to regular upgrade tokens that use dilithium in the upgrade process. (Yes, Grebog put it into a spreadsheet to check.)

The fleet can always use more personnel and resources for the fleet holdings. We are still making decent progress on the various holdings and every little bit helps.

The Spire is closing in on Tier 2 of research wing, which will unlock one of the better tactical consoles in game for everyone. The operations wing is also closing on on getting its big Tier 2 project unlocked as well. And then once we complete the Tier 2 research, we will also be able to work on the overall spire’s tier 2 project, which will unlock the fleet versions of the 1000 day veteran ships.

This week was Republic side for conquest. We hit the large goal yesterday.

For MFN, we had a prep team start Scum and Villainy an hour before so that as a 16-person team, we could finish it. The operation has 7 bosses. The prep team got the first 5 down. Special thanks for the idea goes out to Zen.

Next week will be the Imperial side for conquest.

Patch 5.9.3 is dropping this week with a new Huttball map and the start of a week of double XP and CXP.

Thank you and welcome all new members to the guild. We have had a ton join in the last month. Just want to say we’re happy to have them!

Keep an eye on the #swtor channel in AIE DIscord for details regarding the next MEGA event which is happening towards the end of October.

New patch just hit – FINAL FANTASY XIV, Patch 4.4: Prelude in Violet

As the patch title suggests, tt is prepping the story up for whats to come in the next expansion, which should be announced at this year’s fanfest; November 15-16-17.

Big new features include…

New story
New high end 8 player raid
4th of the 4 lords trials
Doman enclave expanded (Looks like an interesting lantern lighting ceremony included)
New types of weddings, including anniversary ceremonies.
New wings in the bonus zone of the treasure maps
New dungeons for your grand company team to go with
New gc rank
Tons of new housing items including mannequins to dress gear sets with
New gates in the gold saucer
Bards can now play the bongos (and others)
New emotes, including those with the phone app linked to your account
1 new dungeons and 1 new hard mode dungeon
And much more


“The Mist War is roiling at the end of this month, with enhanced bonuses for controlling the Ruins of Power in the Borderlands. Take advantage of the high stakes to earn greater rewards in WvW for a week!”

And with that, let’s chat about what we have been doing in and out of game!

Mewkow- Moving, lots and lots of unpacking and Destiny 2/WoW when I can

Mkallah- Big fight thursday game, Ravenloft planning…… D&D Friday- learn about the battle between Artraxis and Alistar Bronzebeard- learn about the Shadowfel, find shadow dragon scale that had we taken would have put us in large amounts of danger had we made it into a shield
Mage- no game last session, but tell story about Mills playing the Prince

1) Got exalted with all Horde BfA reputations, still working on 2 Alliance ones to Revered.
2) Horde Raid team got the first three bosses down in Uldir on Normal Mode
3) Completed the Jaina storyline on the Alliance side, including the Siege of Boralus Mythic (15 wipes on the final boss)

Team Positive moment – See # 3 above. Three DPS queued up for Siege, we got a wonderful priest healer who was fighting their addons for dispelling and went through two tanks (I play DPS on the Alliance side) before finally getting the final fight down correctly. The three DPS and the healer were steady, kept discussing what we were doing wrong, without blame, and got ourselves sorted and finally got it! No spoilers, but the final cinematic is definitely a wow moment. Very nice to put a cap on that story line.

Dear Blizzard, please add in a Ferry Master whistle!

Lots of Pokemon Go! Got all but one regional (still looking for a Lapris)

Starting playing a new mobile game – Dragalia Lost (think Final Fantasy + Blizzard Game on Mobile)

For Azeroth!

Shout Outs
Mkallah – Personal shout out to an old school guidie and friend named Bouvi and his lovely fiance, who are getting married next Sunday! And, happy belated birthday to Rabbit/Ondata/Arra who celebrated the big 40 this week! We also have a very special shoutout for the next show that brought tears to my eyes!

And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank the chatroom for joining us. (If there is a stream tonight, mention it here)

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…

Ask Buxley – @AskBuxley
Overly Dramatic News – @HuntsTheWind

Next time, we’ll be talking to Syrene in WOW So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.