The AIE Podcast #313 – Saturday Night Special, That’s No Rabbit

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Tetsemi: Get ready for a most amazing race
    Mkallah: AIE takes over Working Class Nerds
    Mewkow: Celebrate Valentine’s Day Morrowind style
    Tetsemi: Greetings from Outer space
    Mkallah: And, we have Abovan who is here to talk to us about AIE in Final Fantasy XIV

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #313 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). And to my right is Mkallah: (Hey guys, i have dark chocolate raspberry pie and blueberry lemon croissant puff in the guild kitchen). This week we are joined by special guest Abovan who is here to talk to us about AIE in Final Fantasy XIV Welcome!

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

AIE News

This month’s Community Events will be in World of Warcraft

Ralff’s Amazing Race Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Streaming and guild podcast news
Working Class Nerds 36 – AIE Takeover (NSFW)

Marcus and Nick have a WCN record FOUR guests on the show! They’re joined by Max, Sema, Tetsemi, and Dankinia to talk about anything and everything involving our beloved AIE Guild.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 277: Ossus Daily Mission Tips

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-277 walk through the Ossus daily and weekly missions in some detail and review tips and tricks for how, why and where to do them.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 278: How Is Babby Formed On Ord Mantell

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-278 take our Jedi class story on to Ord Mantell and search out some of the babies we keep hearing about.

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(Rumor is they are looking for a new night)
Noob Raid 11 pm Eastern

With the Anthem weekends and upcoming launch there has been a lot of Nomad activity in the game. Feel free to post in the #nomads channel in AIE Discord and look for folks getting active in this game!

Wing 2 of LFR for Battle for Dazar’alor opens this week, so you can get a look at the next 3 Bosses in the raid and continue the story. As we’re Horde side, when you enter this wing, you will be seeing it from the Alliance point of view and your character and racials will become an Alliance race.

It looks like BLTN (Salus) and DoA (Libertas) ranked in top 10 as All-Stars on Execution for Uldir
on Normal difficulty on Earthen Ring.

And Get Your Crit Together (Audacia) and BLTN (Salus) ranked in the top 10 as All-Stars on Execution for Uldir on Herioc Difficulty on Earthen Ring.

Guild just hit Level 12 on the Imperial side.

We are taking a look at MFN schedules and might be adding in some variety and less common activities in the near term.

MEGA is February 22nd (Friday) and should be an awesome event!

See Game Notes

Double XP Weekend!

For guild structures: we are focusing on upgrading the Spire.

Next Sunday 2/17, we are going to be running an MFN. 8:30PM EST. Details are still being worked on.

There is a competition for a chance at the new ships for mirror of Discovery: Win a new starship that really brings the pain in Star Trek Online: Mirror of Discovery!.

The Morrowind Celebration is started on Feb 7th and runs though Monday February 18th 10am est. Drops from resource notes and all bosses will be doubled during the event and you get double reward boxes from all the daily quests in the zone. You also earn event tickets for the first world boss daily and delve boss daily each day. So a max of 2 tickets per day per account. These tickets go towards feathers and berries for the Indrik mount.

GREETINGS SPACE FRIENDS! And Happy new year!!!!

We have a series of events that I’m planning for all of February

For the First weekly event we’re going to celebrate the Lucky Pig!!! Everyone who logs on over the next 7 days will have the chance to Receive Luck ™. Some activities may help sway the luck gods so go on those fleets! And join in on Space Communism, Space Capitalism, and Space…idk Jainism…

I’m going to be filling up Minmatar ships (rusty red colored ships) and filling them with goodies to contract out to people randomly

Week 2 will be a Fitfleet fitness “Challenge of the skinny pig!” Just document your road to better health (whatever is medicinally advisable for all of us in different stages of life) in our fitfleet channel and receive something at the end of the week

Week 3 is….going to be something….idk yet probably participation based. Thinking Exploding Pig. Probably a Red Envelope fleet

But week 4 will be a Chili Recipe Cookoff I think….Pork based

“Saturday February 9th at 9 server time or 15 minutes after AIE podcast ends I will be running everyone’s favorite content ………Epic Battles. They will be starting with the War of Gondor: Retaking Pelargir. “What are the requirements?” You ask. Great question, you need to be at least lvl 10 and have Helm’s Deep expansion. Great and patient attitudes a plus. All are welcome to attend.”

And with that, let’s get back to Abovan and find out what’s going on in FFXIV

Something something, SHADOWBRINGERS! New expansion this summer, July 2nd!

Pre-orders are now available. Preorder now and get early access, goodies. Early access will start on June 28th.

New Classes

Gunbreaker – New, Gun-sword, Gunblade tank class!

Blue Mage, available now!

New 24-player raid with guest designers Yosuke Saito and Yoko Taro.

Yoko Taro picture, because we need this.


New Race, The Viera!

Very similar to the Viera in FF Tactics and 12.

The Restoration of the Holy See of Ishgard

New Game+


And more to be revealed at the Tokyo Fan Fest

The End of Stormblood!

Patches! New Content, new stories!

Patch 4.55 is slated for next Tuesday.

More Eureka, Rival Wings Update.

Doman mahjong was added. This is more similar to Japanese Mahjong and not solitaire Mahjong you may be familiar with. This plays like a combination of poker and gin rummy in a 4 player setting.

Future patch

Data Center Reshuffle. Today, Goblin, our server is on the Aether Data Center, which is our grouping of servers that allows for party finder groups, party matching and so forth. Coming soon, Goblin will be reshuffled into a new datacenter, Crystal.

At this time, we as a Free Company will remain on Goblin with no plans on moving, and therefore will eventually end up on the Crystal datacenter. We do have a Cross-World linkshell setup that anyone is welcome to join, if you are on another server but still wish to talk to AIE folk. Ask in the #FFXIV channel in discord for details.

You will be able to freely visit any other server on your datacenter!

Since last time we were on, Alphascape, 4 Lords, and the end of the Return to Ivalice 24-player raid story in the Orbonne Monastery!

Got Twitch Prime? How about Amazon Prime? Well, play the starter edition now, for FREE!

FC Post Valentine’s Day Calamity. Get your toons refreshed in the FC or else they will removed if they are over 180 days offline. Officers, this includes you. February 15th is the deadline.

And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Abovan 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 – @AskBuxley
Overly Dramatic News – @HuntsTheWind

Next time, well hopefully be talking to Dankinia and possibly friends in ESO. So until then, AIE…

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