The AIE Podcast #307 – The Mewte button

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Tetsemi: Get your questions in for the Town Hall
    Mewkow: Plebs are no more
    Mkallah: Jedis are under siege, just in time for a big anniversary
    Tetsemi: But first, be ready for the Witch Festival
    Mewkow: And, Syreyne and Acuzod are here to talk to us about AIE in World of Warcraft

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #307 of the the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mkallah: To my left is Tetsemi: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Syreyne and Acuzod who are here to talk to us about AIE in World of Warcraft Welcome!

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

AIE News

Town Hall for Friday. Might want to highlight the #discord-qa channel in Discord where people can post their questions.

A couple of the game divisions are doing in-game meet-ups for the Town Hall.

Dent has a note up in a couple places on what SWTOR will do (Slippery Slope Cantina and then Rampage fun after), and ESO sounds like they might do one as well after their Friday MFN.

The Blizzcon channels in Discord are up and running. The post describes what’s up and the discussion on who will be there and when they might

Streaming and guild podcast news

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 262: 5.10 Stay A While And Listen

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-262 cover Bioware’s longest dev stream with our longest podcast episode all about V.X, or at least as much of it as we could get through in the time we had.

Mandatory Fun Nights
Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
FFXIV 9 pm Eastern

Saturday – STO 10 pm Eastern
Noob Raid 11 pm Eastern

Corley has an AIE Rust server back up to check out the latest changes for any of the Rust fans. Maple Story 2 was released and we have at least couple guild members in there.

In Destiny 2 news; The guild is still working towards getting the clan banner leveled to its maximum benefits, currently at level 2. For those that want to help with this goal, you will need to get to the current max level of 50 and then grab the daily clan bounties from Hawthorne at the Tower. There is normally 1 solo pve bounty, 2 solo crucible bounties, and 3 clan group bounties that are refreshed every day. Once we get to level 4, we will be able to complete the raid bounties.

Just a mechanical, behind the scenes change with guild invites. We have removed the pleb guild rank and everyone is now a Cohort by default. As the major reason for the two rank system is long gone (the rapid expansion of the guild in the early days), it didn’t make a lot of sense to keep the two rank system around and removes one of the headaches of the officers having to do promotions each month.

New Content update coming in December – Jedi Under Siege
• New Storyline based on the rivalry between Jedi and Sith
• Nightmare mode for the latest Operation – Gods From the Machine
(Also reducing difficulty of existing Veteran mode for that Operation)
• New Tier of Armor
• New guild features and tools
Guild Leveling
Purchasable Guild Buffs
PvP Challenge Mode (get a special guild instance of a warzone)
• New Planet – Ossus
• New Daily Area
• Returning Companions
7th Anniversary of swtor is Dec 20th.
MEGA coming in late October – light on details atm

The Witches Festival starts on Thursday October 18th and runs until Thursday November 1st. There will be a 100% XP buff as well as a lot of creepy themed items. Boss kills will drop Plunder Skull containers which can contain motif pages, masks, recipes, and style materials, among other Witches Festival themed items.
This event will also offer a chance to acquire Event Tickets to redeem for an Indrik Feather. Once you’ve collected all four of the unique Indrik Feathers over the course of the rest of the year, you’ll be able to get the new Indrik mount.(edited)
During MFN this coming Friday, we will take advantage of the Festival and use the cauldron to turn ourselves in to undead and roam Tamriel killing bosses, running delves, clearing dungeons, and basically just wreaking havoc on the Dremora to collect as many of the event items as we can.
And if you participated in the Summerset Festival that ended a week ago, we now have

Final Fantasy Fourteen Fan Fest is looming on the horizon, happening Nov 16th and 17th in Las Vegas. We are expecting a new expansion announcement, and likely ? of the details they are ready to share.
All Saints Wake starts soon on October 18th and runs until November 1st. This year we get 2 new minions and some fun housing decorations.

Age of Discovery is live with new missions, even a new starter pack and ships. The starter pack includes a scalable ship, so as you level you don’t have to change ships every 10 levels.

Gaming with Guildies
Zod: We want to formally invite the AIE Podcast hosts to our show for some live gaming action and shenanigans. Also, if anyone is interested in being on the show, please let Syreyne or myself know. You can ping us on Discord or on Twitter. You don’t have to be an officer, or even in WoW. We want to get to know you…our community.
Sy: We’ve done SWTOR, EVE, and Overwatch too. Or if you play one of our other game divisions, that’s cool too! We’re always up for trying new things! Or, if you have a suggestion of who to invite to the show, let us know that too!
Running of the Beef 15: Zandalar Forever
Zod: This time around is the Running of the Beef #15, code name “Zandalar Forever”. Over the years, we have done everything from the original tauren to Gerp and Henry to Lanc and Bronies to our special Ralff edition. This time, we are doing trolls in honor of the newest WoW expansion, Battle for Azeroth, and Princess Talanji. The event is on Sunday, October 21st.

Sy: We know many of you are full up on Earthen Ring, so we are running on the Ravenholdt US server. Because we had sharding aka phasing issues last time, we are asking everyone to level their troll to 10 in advance so we can group up as a raid. With full heirlooms, this only takes about an hour to do. So you have one week to create and level those trolls!

Zod: We are starting with the meetup and guild invites at 1pm Eastern. The guild name for this Running of the Beef is “Bwonsamdi Forever”. We do have a guild crest, so if you are inclined to buy a guild tabard in Orgrimmar, go for it. But it will cost 1 gold from the vendor. Unfortunately, with the change that made tabards Bind on Pickup, we can no longer pre-purchase them to hand out anymore. If you really really want the tabard, the easiest way is to get the gold for it is to create a DK and do some of the starting area quests.

Sy: Make sure that after you hit level 10, you hearth back to the very first zone-in starting area, aka the beach. We are going to start there. That’s also where we will do the guild and raid invites. At 2pm Eastern, we are going to roll out. We have all kinds of fun and cool things to do, so have your S.E.L.F.I.E. cameras hot-keyed and your twitter linked up to battlenet. We’re going to use #aieguild and #RotB15 to share our “photos” with the whole community.

Zod: In the past, we’ve had bodyguards to help us through higher level zones. This time around, we are doing things a bit differently, so we won’t need the guards to follow us. Don’t worry! I’m pretty sure some of you will still die. It is tradition after all.

Sy: If you are interested in seeing the formal invitation for Running of the Beef, or the full list of previous themes, check out our blog post on the AIE website!

Upcoming Events
Zod: The WoW guild has been setting up once-a-month guild wide events. October is obviously our Running of the Beef. But we taking a break for November due to this little thing called Blizzcon and of course, the U.S. holiday of Thanksgiving. We have some great ideas for events coming up, including hitting up some older expansion raids.

Sy: To help with all these new events, we’ve started a new Events Committee to help out. If you have ideas for new events that we can do, whether in WoW or in other gaming divisions, please let the officers know. You can always find us in Discord in the #lfo chat channel, or you can email us at

Zod: We’ve had some great fun over the last few months with the Hide and Forsaken, Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl, Trial of Style, and Pirate’s Day Warmode (and Sy’s pirate themed sad jokes!). We want to keep the fun and momentum going!

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

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

Next time, we’ll be trying to wrangle Crazy Uncle Lanc as he tells us about EVE.. So until then, AIE…

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