The AIE Podcast #318 – SWC & SWTOR: We Found the Droids

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mewkow: So many streams!
    Tetsemi: We upped the WQ gear score, so up yours!
    Mewkow: Final Fantasy XIV or XV, I’m so confused
    Tetsemi: You get a tier 6 ship and you get a tier 6 ship!
    Mewkow: When EvE politics become real, very real…

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode 318 of the the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Mewkow: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is … well, actually, Mkallah is off on an adventure, safe travels to her! This week we are joined by special guests Max & Corley who is here to talk to us about AIE in Star Wars Celebration and AIE in SWTOR Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into Star Wars Celebration and AIE in SWTOR shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.
A couple of games have moved days so make sure you double check when each game is running MFN.

Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Wednesday – FFXIV 10 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern

Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Sunday – STO 8:30 pm Eastern

Streaming and guild podcast news

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 287: 5.10.2 And SWC

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-287 check out the 5.10.2 updates live in game and also talk some about SWTOR at Star Wars Celebration and what’s happening this weekend.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 288: Swc And Onslaught

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-288 talk about what happened at Star Wars Celebration including the SWTOR Cantina event, Onslaught expansion announcement, SWTOR Fan Community and AIE Guild meetup action.

Working Class Nerds – Episode 42: Star Wars News Overload LIVE!!!

Marcus and Nick sit down in front of the mic and camera to talk about the tirade of new Star Wars content! They discuss the new Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, the Livestream for SWTOR’s 10.5.3 update, and of course SWTOR’s 6.0 Expansion announcement.

Working Class Nerds – Bonus Episode: Star Wars Celebration LIVE with Kogass!

Marcus and Nick are living vicariously through Kogass as he takes them through his epic experience at Star Wars Celebration, and his transition into the AIE Guild Meetup. Swtorista and Max (from The Escape Podcast) also made guest appearances!

Working Class Nerds – Episode 41: Does 100 Million Credits Buy Us New Mics?!?!

Marcus and Nick break down their trip to Boston for PAX EAST!!! They talk about all of their favorite games that they played, and you can listen to their new audio quality via their brand new microphones!

Dankinia hosts both ESO MFN and WoW Noob Raid, check out her streams on

ESO – Mandatory Fun NIght Stream – Friday, April 19

WoW Noob Raid Stream – Saturday, April 13

Destiny 2 – The Spring Event is going on. With the old lady on the platform giving away stuff

The Division 2 is very active right now, join in the discussion in game and in #thedivision2 channel in AIE Discord.

We have 128 characters in the Alliance guild. Seeing quite a few people online. And the guild got the “Goblin Slayer” guild achievement today along with the Orc slayer last week.

We are one troll class and two panda class from the horde Slayer achievement to unlock Guild Page

Syreyne is looking to see if we have enough interest to start a fun orientated raid team for WoW in the Alliance guild. She’s looking at Friday night as a possible day.

(MEWKOW?) Update on teams that got aotc in the past week.

Raid Finder (and Mythic) difficulty for Crucible of Storms will open next week, April 23. Similar to Battle of Dazar’alor, you will need an average item level of 350 to queue for it. To help ensure players get raid ready, we are increasing the maximum item level for certain World Quests rewards. This will include the following:

World Quest rewards will go up to ilvl 370 (from 360)
Emissary equipment will go up to ilvl 395 (from 385)
Emissary Azerite Armor will go up to ilvl 400 (from 385)
Against Overwhelming Odds (when available) will go up to ilvl 395 (from 385)

Once the update is live it will affect active rewards like the Emissaries, so you may want to plan for when you will turn those in.

See Game Notes

The cake is still not a lie. Week 3 of the anniversary celebration is underway. This week the focus is on PvP for those extra loot boxes. Next week (week 4) will focus on daily dungeons so Mandatory Fun on Friday will be be focused on doing as many of the random dailies we can. Week 5 is basically a free all. Any of the daily quests in Tamriel will give out the extra loot boxes so chain pull dungeons, share zone dailies, and kill all the things in delves.

It’s FFXIV x FFXV Crossover Time!

Join Noctis, as he and his car, the Regalia, (and maybe some Em-Tees) end up on Eorzea! Go with Noct for another adventure!

As you progress, you will unlock more cosmetic gear to give you the Noct look, and it is dyeable as well.

Completing the little story will unlock the Regalia, for 200,000 MGP (Manderville Gold Saucer Points), along with a Noctis hairstyle and Noctis Triple Triad card.

Need some help with grinding out the MGP? The AIE Discord channel for FFXIV has been hopping with ideas and assistance in getting the MGP needed. Fashion Evaluations, Chocobo racing, challenge logs are just a few ideas. To assist, the FC will be running the Jackpot buff this weekend, to give you a bonus to all gained MGP.

For the FFXV music lovers, you will also be able to acquire some of the tunes from FFXV to play in your personal room, inn, or house if you have it. There are 6 orchestral rolls, and they can be purchased after you complete the event story. They cost 1 of the special fate drops in Central Thanalan.

The FC house added a couple of them to the house playlist and we’ll rotate them over time.

Speaking of Orchestral Rolls, Abovan got tired of having so many of the faded rolls in his own inventory. As such, he’s been crafting them into useable rolls and putting them into tab 2 in the FC vault. When he makes others, I’ll keep putting them in there. If you need another orchestral unlock, go ahead and grab one.

Remember the Twitch Prime Loot for FFXIV Starter Edition is still good until May 3rd. Until then, you will be able to get the full license of the base game, levels 1-50, and get 30 days of game time. (Would run you 20 bucks if you wanted to buy it yourself.)

Of course, anyone is welcome to join us. PS4? No problem. Mac? No problem. All editions of the game are on the same servers and can interact with each other. So, don’t have that super-powered PC anymore? A PS4 (even the normal, non-pro) plays the game just fine.


Command Tier 6 Ships at Any Level!

Beginning very soon, players of Star Trek Online will have the opportunity to fly any Tier 6 Starship that they own, regardless of their characters’ levels!

Execute Operation: Riposte!

Operation Riposte is the first major Federation offensive of the Klingon-Federation War of 2256-57. After nearly a month of crushing defeats, the Federation initiates a bold new plan to regain initiative in the war. The planet of Priors World has recently been conquered by the Klingons, but the Federation counter-attack aims to not only wrestle control of that world back into Federation hands, but also to deliver the first major defeat to the Klingons and thereby inject a much needed morale boost back into the ranks of Starfleet.

This event will last for 3 weeks starting on April 18th for PC players, and on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in mid 2019. All players level 10 and above will be able to participate, and can earn a TFO Commendation once every 20 hours.

This event will also debut a brand new system for Star Trek Online. Earn progress toward a Free Ship by participating each day in the Featured TFO Events that will be running from now until Fall of 2019. By playing these three Events, you can earn Coupon Progress Tokens each day, allowing you to eventually claim a ‘100% Discount Coupon: Tier 6 Ship’ that will allow you claim a free Tier 6 Starship of your choice from the Zen Store.

Get this, a real life politician got elected to the player run fake Space Congress.
He was banned from the game for allegedly leaking NDA’d materials from being a member of Space Congress. IRL politician is mad, asserts his innocence.

Then our beloved CCP comes out and releases a statement that admits they didn’t really do a full investigation around the alleged NDA leaks and banning him in the first place.
The memes are rampant, EVE mirrors real life, it’s a nightmare.

Enjoy a Yule Festival encore now through April 21st!
For a limited time! The 10 Key bundle is available in the LOTRO Store until April 25th.
Skip to Your Favorite Chapters! Get 20% off now through April 25th:
Gift of the Valar + Blessing of the Valar
3rd Age Item Trove
Legacy Scroll Box

The Weekly Coupon gets you Tome of Compressed Experience with coupon code COMPRESSEDXP now through April 25th!

And with that, let’s get back to Max & Corley and find out what’s going on with Star Wars Celebration and AIE in SWTOR.

From Sema
Game Update 5.10.3 “The Dantooine Incursion” has been announced. Dantooine will house a new recurring event called Pirate Incursion. Dantooine will also be accessible as a place to explore and chill out when the pirates are off doing other things. It’s on the PTS now.

Game Update 6.0 has been announced with a release date of September 2019! It’s called Onslaught! There will be five new levels, a new operation, a new flashpoint, 2 new planets and a new zone in an original planet (Corellia), new itemization, new set bonuses, and a new tactical item that will have a special effect to customize your gameplay. Bioware is looking for ideas for tactical items, so go to the forums and suggest your ideal item. No idea is too crazy they said! Challenge accepted!

Guild News
Star Wars Celebration happened! AIE meetup happened! And spilled over into the SWTOR Game NewsCantina the next night. Stay tuned for stories about that!

April MEGA – Ossus Takeover! Marcus led a combined group of AIEers and community members to victory over two World Ossus Bosses and the Hive of the Mountain Queen. Fun and crystals were had by all!

MFN continues on Tuesday nights, alternating week by week between Imperial and Republic sides

Broad overview of SWC, AIE presence, the SWTOR Cantina. Max has many photos on hand in a slide deck to walk through to illustrate.

Heraldry mention?

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

Welp, no segments were received this week, but hopefully next time we’ll resume our normal segment shenanigans.

Next time, we’ll be talking to someone in some game AIE is in. So until then, AIE…

– This is Tetsemi
– This is Mewkow

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.