On this episode of The AIE Podcast…
- Mewkow: Everything old is new, I mean Classic again
- Tetsemi: Star Wars Cantina is in New York and we’re meeting up!
- Mewkow: Moonfaire is ending, but anniversary activities are just starting
- Tetsemi: Want to captain that Romulan ship? Now you can!
- Mewkow: Farmer’s Faire is starting and we’re invading
All that and more coming up right now…
Welcome to episode # 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). This week we are joined by special guests Sema and Max who are here to talk to us about AIE in SWTOR. Welcome!
Ok, we’ll be digging into AIE in SWTOR shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…
Streaming and guild podcast news
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 305: Testing Our Patience
PvP season details, level sync feedback, and bounty hunter abilities.
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 306: The Mats Go To 11
PTS Heraldry updates, achievements and feats of strength, and a first look at crafting.
Working Class Nerds
Episode 52: The Aurebesh Conspiracy with Intisar!
Nick and Marcus sit down with author of the “This Week In Aurebesh” blog, Intisar! The guys spotlight Intisar’s novel Star Wars-themed blog, and get into some Star Wars predictions, and conspiracy theories!
Max>> Guild streaming options update… Discord has added live streaming right into the client. It shares your game screen and puts you and anyone that clicks in to “view” into voice to chat. Keep an eye out for the “live” red icon in the voice channels if you want to check it out. (again note… you will be dropped into voice 🙂 )
Destiny Steam transfer process from Battle.Net has begun. You must transfer your account to Steam by Oct 1st, as the game will stop being playable in BNet as of that date (and be live on Steam)
No Man’ Sky has been updated this month with to No Man’s Sky Beyond. Hello Games, the developer, has referred to it as No Man’s Sky 2.0. Most of the game systems have been updated or revamped to improve the player experience. Some of the bigger additions to the game are:
16-32 player support on planets and stations
Improved Base building
Player Social Hub
Creature Taming and Riding
Discovery UI Overhaul
Dent and Corley are currently searching for a planet that can be used for a community planet where players can build bases, trade, and help each other out in the game. If you played No Man’s Sky when the game first came out, but were disappointed, give it a try now. You might find that things that you didn’t like, have been improved or updated. Post in the Nomads channel if you want to join up in game.
Max>> I played the update some last weekend and can comment if useful.
Gustytail and friends will form groups to queue for the Trial, where you are given a theme and have mere minutes to select the best outfit from every item you’ve equipped… ever. Then we take turns voting on whose turned out best. Being in a Guild group gives us the chance to help everyone get top honors while still having a great time. We’ll run Sat, Aug 31 from 4-6 pm eastern and Sun, Sept 1 from 10 to 11:30pm eastern and again on Tues, Sept 3 from 8-11pm eastern. I will do additional runs if there’s interest. Let’s get out there and be Fabulous!
Noob raid is also 5/8 in Palace
WoW Classic – https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/08/wow-classic-launch-details-for-aie/
See Game Notes!
The two new dungeons for Scalebreaker are out and running them will give you the tablet you need to open wing 2 of the Hall of the Lunar Champion. (This is the new house that you can get while playing through the current story update.) If you need a group to run them, join us for MFN on Friday nights and we can help you out. Several of us have been through them a few times already and know the fights. Speaking of MFN, it’s Friday night at 9pm est. We run dungeons, clear zones for sky shards, and on occasion fall off cliffs.
Folks still having fun in the latest ShadowBringers expansion.
* Weekly “Fully Party” group activities continue twice a week (Tue and Thu nights).
* The Moonfire Faire concludes on the 26th and the sixth anniversary event for FFXIV begins. https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2019/The_Rising/
* Join the FFXIV gang in Discord voice chat. There are people on everyday.
* If you haven’t checked out FFXIV yet, but are interested, give the free trial a try. https://freetrial.finalfantasyxiv.com/
If you have any questions, visit us in AIE’s discord #ffxiv
Sunday nights are the MFN night for STO. Grebog, Dent, Corley and a few others have been in there leading the charge.
Very soon, Captains among the ranks of the Federation, Klingon, and Dominion factions will be gaining access to most of the Romulan Republic’s fierce fleet of starships. This includes many legendary Warbirds, and a number of other Romulan starships. Though these vessels have been restricted up until now, the galaxy is heading in a direction of increased cooperation and sharing of technology, and the Republic has been benefiting from those arrangements for some time. Their leadership has decided it’s time enough to return the trust that has been shown to them, and allow their trusted allies the
A strange wormhole has opened up and most of the current Eve players are now in a strange space called Azeroth. Seems like they thought it was similar to Dust but with better options …
Arenanet is running a champion rush event until Aug. 27th.; there will be bonus loot from killing champs in core Tyria, and a token drop that has to be turned in to progress community rewards.
After Sept. 3rd, there will be the not well named “Expansion Boost Special Event”. It does not mean there is a new expansion, it will however give double XP for mastery progression for the existing expansions.
More significantly, Arenanet has a big live announcement coming up on August 30th. This will probably be about the new Living World season coming up, but they have surprised us before with extras.
Farmer’s Faire has arrived through September 9th.
September 21st there will be an invasion of LOTRO’s SNL. All are welcome to attend as I will be leading all interested to try lotro through the intro area for the race of Man. It is free to play, just need to download the game. Any questions feel free to ask me or post in #lotro
Max>>I was in with LotRO MFN this weekend and can mention that.
And with that, let’s get back to Sema and Max and find out what’s going on in AIE in SWTOR.
Bioware is going add achievements to the next release of the public test server for Onslaught. These achievements will likely require us to run 5 group content activities, which can be pve or pvp and will result in titles that we can use in the live game. The PTS is a limited time activity so keep an eye out for news about when it’s up.
The double xp event is over now, but it helped a lot of folks reach their goals in Summer of 300, while some are waiting until the night before to finish up….
The New York Cantina has been announced for October 4th from 7-10 Eastern to coincide with New York Comic Con. There will be some AIE folks there, so if you are looking for an East Coast meetup, this could be the one! For more info about connecting up with AIE people there, come and ask in the AIE discord – swtor channel.
August MEGA was this past weekend and it was a great night of cat-herding, grappling, extricating, datacron-getting and some pretty epic chat. Fun times!
6.0 notes for reference – Onslaught (expansion title)
Spoils of War – title for all the changes related to +5 levels to 75, abilities, gear, gear drop system, etc. Complete overhaul
New Story – Malgus, War, New characters Arn, the Cyborg Jedi Padawan of Tau
New Planet Onderon – story and mission location
New Operation on Dxun (Onderon’s moon) – Czerka corp + Trandoshian focused
New Planet Mek-Sha – cyberpunk, pirate, asteroid theme
New Flashpoint – Corellia – story specific flashpoint
New playable species – Nautolans
And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Sema and Max 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…
Overly Dramatic News – @HuntsTheWind
Ask Buxley – @AskBuxley
Next time, we’ll be talking to either EvE or STO. So until then, AIE…
– This is Tetsemi
– This is Mewkow
And this has been… The AIE Podcast.