On this episode of The AIE Podcast…
- Mkallah: Need an adventure fix between games- we have you covered!
- Mewkow: Lots of Final Fantasy updates!
- Tetsemi: Make time to include the Pirate Inclusion
- Mkallah: Early fun with Elswyer is happening
- Mewkow: And we have Crazy Uncle Lanc and and not so crazy cousin Lars here to talk Space Shenanigans
All that and more coming up right now…
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Welcome to episode #321 of the the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Mkallah: – (Hey guys, there are macaroons in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Lanctharus and Lars who is here to talk to us about AIE in EVE Welcome!
Ok, we’ll be digging into AIE in EVE shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s 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
Friday – FFXIV(Late Night) 11 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Sunday – STO 8:30 pm Eastern
Streaming and Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 293: Prosperity As A Weapon
This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-293 remind ourselves of everything we’ve forgotten about Strongholds and talk about what we might want to see in the future.
SWTOR ESCAPE POD CAST 294: HK-55 RETURNS?
This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-294 talk about the possibility of the HK-55 chapter being made available again and walk through the fun details of the content.
Working Class Nerds
Episode 45: Marcus Isn’t Allowed to do the Sound Check Anymore…
After having a lovely conversation with Bactrian Games’ Nick Iorfino and not being able to use any of their audio, Nick and Marcus rally together and preview SWTOR’s Game Update 5.10.3.
Take a look at a new game that a lot of folks are starting to play – https://www.warriorsofwaterdeep.com/
Also, if it’s still on your radar, Anthem the Game had a live stream on Thursday highlighting the upcoming Cataclysm event which will have 2 weeks of pre-launch events and 6 weeks of launch content.
The AIE Alliance Raid team, as yet unnamed, got the first four bosses of Battle for Dazalor down Friday night! If you’d like to join in, please drop a note in the #raidteam-recruitment channel in AIE Discord.
Game update 5.10.3 was pushed out one week to June 4th. The Pirate Incursion event that it introduces will run for two weeks, along with a 1 week double xp event.
The livestream promised for 5/30 went off without a single power outage or cut fiber. Eric, Keith, and Charles talked in great detail about how gearing is going to work in Onslaught (the expansion coming in October). For anyone interested in the details, Eric made a post with all the nuts and bolts. You can find it in the SWTOR Dev Tracker here – http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?p=9732656#edit9732656
MFN on Tuesdays, every Tuesday. Depending on what we do, you may need to be level 50+ to attend in game, but if you are not that high level yet, come join us in discord and chat with us anyway.
June MEGA is coming up! June 14th. Marcus will lead us to victory against the Ancient Threat–a mysterious and powerful entity hidden away on Yavin IV.
Live Letter 51 has dropped. As in dropped the mic, off the table, into a pool of water, with mic-eating bacteria.
6 New Zones
1 New Major City – The Crystarium
2 New Jobs – Gunbreakers (Tank) and Dancer (Ranged DPS)
New Level Cap of 80
Many new job and gameplay adjustments
New Fate System!
In the new Shadowbringers area, fates will reward tokens that can be turned in for special rewards.
All side quests in Shadowbringers are leveled synced for your current level, starting at 70. Even the quest mobs will be synced, much like leves.
Crafting and Gathering Quests
Story based quests for artisans
Will expand on the story and the world of “The First”
Expanded to 8 channels, instead of just one.
All AIE members on Goblin should of received an invite to the CrossWorld Linkshell. If not, let us know and we can get you one.
If you are on the Crystal data center, but not in AIE, we would be happy to send you an invite to talk with AIE folk. Just let an officer know or drop on down to the #ffxiv channel in Discord.
Housing items can now be previewed!(FC Housing Manager position still open!)
New Interrupt system
If a skill can be interrupted, you will see the enemy cast bar pulse. You will also see visual feedback that the cast was interrupted.(Much like WoW’s button flashing when you can interrupt)
MP and TP Systems.
The TP is gone!
MP will be capped at 10,000. Skills will use a percentage of your MP, just as it always have. Now the math is easy.
Pet System Redo
Pets are no longer targetable or hurt by enemies or PC actions
Pet actions are removed from pet hotbars because they will be recategorized as normal actions
Pet roles will be revised
A single button will use similar skills, depending on what pet is summoned.
Tank Roles-Biggest change is changing tank stance to an threat generating only stance.
Healer Roles-Healers will be refocused back on a more pure healing role, rather than the hybrid DPS they are now.
DPS Roles-Most DPS roles will have a similar feel, but Machinist is almost like a new job.
Elswyer is in early access and so far AIE members have been having a lot of fun creating necromancer toons and slaying dragons. The Dragon fights are world bosses on steroids. It take a lot of people to kill one, but the loot makes it worth the repair bill. We did a couple of the intro quests for the zone for MFN and without spoiling anything, there are a couple of call backs to the main story line which is nice.
MFN happens at 9pm est every Friday night, depending on attendance we do dungeon runs, zone clears, and now possibly dragon hunting.
STO wants to remind you that they are having their normal MFN tonight at 830 Eastern(Right now!)
They are still working on the Fleet Spire and Colony, feel free to hop in to help.
See Game Notes
And with that, let’s get back to Lanctharus and Lars and find out what’s going on in AIE in EVE.
Guests put show notes here. Lanc will take over the show, that is about it.
Lars is attempting AIEU leadership through absence (also known as almost winning at Eve on multiple accounts)
OMG! The Invasion is coming! THE INVASION IS COMING!
More PvE baddies The Triglavians are comings to blow up your stuff
Shmexy New Ships
Ikitursa – Heavy Assault Cruiser
Draugur – Command Destroyer
Nergal – Assault Frigate
All new tech 2 ships
Tech 2 ammo usable in all faction, Storyline and Officer weapon types
Tech 2 Trglavian industrial buildy stuff
New Agency – Redesign
64 bit client in open beta
War Dec revamp is less dumb
Even more Chinese players are coming – Introducing the Army of Mango Alliance
It’s BRISC Baby! The allegory of Brisc Rubal
Beware if you are an EVE Fake Space Congressperson
Why you should never mix your RL with your EVE life especially if you are serving in the Fake Space Congressperson
And then it got weird
CCP relooking at charges submitted by fellow CSM members
Oh and it’s official! AIEU is dumb and built a titan
AIEU meetup in LA
So everybody living in Mordor
Lars Ganger will be in Los Angeles for SIGGRPH
July 26th, 2019
Arts District Brewing Company
828 Traction Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013
I would recommend car pooling, Uber or taking the train in
We could then grab dinner anywhere in the Arts District, Little Tokyo, Chinatown or head into Boyle Heights
And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Lanctharus and Lars 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 https://aie-guild.org/podcast-live-stream/ and our Discord server for chat at https://aie-guild.info/discord . Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://keyswithsoul.com !
And now it’s time to play all of the great AIE member segment we received this week, including…
Ask Buxley – @Ask Buxley
Overly Dramatic News – @HuntsTheWind
Next time, we’ll be talking to Syryene in WoW. So until then, AIE…
– This is Tetsemi
– This is Mkallah
– This is Mewkow
And this has been… The AIE Podcast.