On this episode of The AIE Podcast…
- Tetsemi: Get out with Outer Worlds
- Mewkow: There may be some Blizzard news
- Mkallah: Get ready to raid for the craft faire
- Tetsemi: Onslaught is Amazing
- Mewkow: And we have Kini and Sparrow here to talk about ESO, probably some Fall Out, and fishing!
All that and more coming up right now…
Welcome to episode #332 of 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 Dankinia and Sparrow who are here to talk to us about AIE in ESO and a bit of Fallout, too! Welcome!
Ok, we’ll be digging into Elder Scrolls Online shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…
Mandatory Fun Nights
Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.
Sunday – STO 8:30 pm Eastern
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 – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern
Streaming and Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 314: Onslaught Unleashed
Onslaught, Onslaught, Onslaught it’s a, wait for it… Game Changer.
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 315: Gears Of Star War
Patch 6.0a has some fixes, still some bugs out in the wild, and gear progression tips and tricks.
Working Class Nerds – Episode 56: Holly Fields
Marcus and Nick got the chance to interview Holly Fields, the world renown voice actress and voice of Nadia Grell! Hopefully you enjoy the episode as much as they did recording it! You can find Holly on Twitter @HollyFields1 and on Instagram @holly_fields1
Play Outer Worlds, the best Fallout of recent years.
Diablo IV was announced at Blizzcon and is a much darker version of Diablo, more like Diablo II in tone and graphically play. It will also be an open world, so much so, that you will need mounts to travel through the world. There is a hub city where you can meet other players, show off your armor/weapons as well as a PvP area.
Noob Raid will be running the Anniversary Event (LFR) that launches on Tuesday. Reminder that Noob Raid runs on Saturday at 11pm Eastern.
Blizzcon Wrap Up
New expansion, entitled Shadowlands, was announced and is up for pre-sale. There are 3 tiers, so read carefully what’s in each.
Level squish is coming, Level 120 becomes level 50, and you’ll level 50-60 in Shadowlands. Levels 1-10 will be in the race specific starting area OR you can choose to level in the new level 1-10 zone that people new to the game will also start in.
Once you level 10, you’ll go visit Chromie and be given the choice of which expansion you want to level through. You can choose Mists of Pandaria, and you will level 10-50 in Pandaria, with the option to move to another expansion, however you will start at the beginning of the story of that expansion.
Your first character through Shadowlands will have to do all the zones, but once you finish the story, any alts will start with all endgame content unlocked at level 50 and can start progressing through it immediately. They can also choose which zone they want to level in, unlike your first character which will be going through zones in a specific order.
If you want to read a ton of good write-ups, visit https://blizzardwatch.com/2019/11/03/blizzcon-2019-roundup/ and enjoy!
Reminder that Sunday, November 17th is the AIE Guild Craft Faire, we are still looking for donations, gatherers, and helpers for the faire. Please contact @Nevermore in #wow-classic channel or in game.
On Sunday November 10th from 1pm Server/Eastern Time until done, Tynchal is organizing a Craft Faire Mats “Raid” beginning at Camp Tarajo in The Southern Barrens. We need lots of Light and Medium Leathers, so we’ll sweep both sides of The Gold Road. This works best to have “tanks” killing and looting with skinners following behind cleaning up. Depending on the “tanks” strength, a skinner/healer would be welcome. Please comment here with your abilities if you can attend. The Camp Tarajo plan is to work all the way toward Razorfen Crawl, whacking pig men as well as beasts. Then up the other side of The Gold Road, starting with the excavation site and all the way up to The Northern Barrens finding harpies, kolkars, more pig men and beasts, beasts, beasts. If there are enough raiders, the plan is to split up into areas. We should be able to gather cloth as well as LW mats and anyone who is a flower picker (lots of Briarthorn) or miner can pick and dig undisturbed. Come one, come all! Tynchal’s CF bank alts will all be in Rachet at the bank to accept LW mats. Hope to see you at Camp T!
Onslaught is now live and it has really been a game changer. The new gearing system is in full swing. Each piece of new gear you acquire is bind-to-legacy, so as your main gears up, your alts can equip the discards. In most situations, loot is determined according to your gear level, so alts don’t have to start over at point zero. It’s a pretty deep system that will grow in complexity and variation at end game gear level. But for simple vertical gearing it’s very easy to understand and be successful at.
Leveling from 70 to 75 can be accomplished through the story and does not take long at all. By the end of the story, you will have full 268 gear. Equip every upgrade you get so that the gearing system gives you more upgrades!
The launch went pretty smoothly with only one server restart about an hour after launch. Not to say there haven’t been bugs–Like the Imperial travel option that lands you in a Republic base! Or the bug where the group finder puts your 8 man team into a 16 man Operation. Fun times!
Crafting and crew skills also got a bit of an overhaul. Crafting is truly not for the faint of heart this time around even though it was tweaked somewhat after feedback on the public test server.
Players can now purchase the HK-55 chapter from the Cartel Market. It gives you access to a special chapter of gameplay and then account-wide access to HK-55 as a companion.
During MFN on launch day, the guild concentrated on leveling. That weekend Marcus put together an opsalong to help everyone with gearing. Throughout the week we’ve been running flashpoints to that same end.
MEGA this month will be on Friday November 15th at 9PM Eastern where we will do Onslaught stuff!
Ops teams are looking forward to trying out the new operation, “The Nature of Progress”, when we get our gear levels up. But, in the meantime there is a lot to do!
BCavanagh has updated the Conquest calculator for 6.0 – https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GoP6oVUROvpujs70ro6pSP3yH-Ez_zRYGnyEVViWEs8/edit?usp=sharing
Tuesday 10pm est – Casual 80 content
Wednesday 10pm – Midweek- MFN – leveling and MSQ dungeon focus
Thursday 10pm est – Extreme, Savage, Ultimate night, aka Wipe Night for progression. SIGN UPS REQUESTED!!!
Friday MFN 10pm est. – All member request. MSQ, dungeon unlocks, legacy raids, old and new content, fashion help, maps, or other content.
Patch 5.1 has hit and a ton of new features were added for solo and group play.
1) New MSQ quests including the new dungeon, The Grand Cosmos.
2) the 1st 24-player raid, inspired from Nier Automata, The Copied Factory. This raid will be a future event at the MFN coming soon and this raid is AWESOME!!!
3) Hades Extreme is now available for higher end raiders. It’s difficult is in-between eden savage 2 and 3. Coming soon to a Thursday night raid night.
4) Put the crafting to use to help out other FC members or help with the FC submarine craft! 10 new zones for the FC sub to explore has been added. Check out the workshop in the FC house to see how you can help out.
5) New Beast Tribe Daily quests. Help faeries, get loot. XP scales from 70-80, so a great alt job leveling mechanic.
6) New performance updates! This is the custom music feature in the game to show off player created music. New instruments, a new music trainer to show you how to play some fan-favorite songs, and an ensemble mode to play music synced as a group. Time to get the band back together!
7) New Fellowship system! These are groups, up to 1000 members (far greater than linkshells, or even FC’s) that allow for cross server communication, polls, posts, discussions, and announcements. Drop by the #ffxiv channel to get an invite. Since this is not server or FC membership dependent, you can still join to hear about AIE events even if you are committed to another FC. You still need to be on the Crystal data center however.
Jem’hadar veteran rewards are now available to lifetime subscribers. This includes a Jem’hadar Vanguard Heavy Destroyer.
Lifetime subscription sale going on now until Nov 21st. $100 off, so it is currently $199.99.
Also, until November 14th you can create Gamma Recruits again. This gives you added rewards for meeting various goals. The rewards are account wide for most of the rewards.
Also, black friday is coming, so if you have had your heart set on a ship or something else in the C-store, every year there are sales around black Friday. Time to buy more ships than you know what to do with…
Settled for the most part in our temporary home, sounds like coalition will be moving again end of the year to our new temporarily permanent home (cuz its eve). Sounds like a new coalition maybe a reality (opsec maybe?)
Speaking of Eve, or those to play Eve, Huck’s daughter is currently in labor so he’s gonna be a first time Grandpa! Sounds like Grandpa Huck is gonna need some Isk to buy diapers!
The new build template system has arrived! Be sure to log in and claim the free build slot expansion (and revive orb) from the gemstore! It is uncertain how long the free boost will remain there. There have been many complaints to Arenanet about their…uh…enthusiastic triple monetization scheme and they are taking the resulting player feedback “under consideration”.
In case you haven’t finished the achievements yet, the running Shadows of the Mad King Halloween event ends on Nov 5th around noon PST
And from the last Arenanet livestream, we have been told that the first chapter of the Icebrood Saga, “Whisper In The Dark” is due for release on November 19th
The Minas Morgul expansion was pushed back and is scheduled to be released on November 5th. The Havestmath was also extended through November 11th. SNL still going great from 7:30-9:30 Max time on the landroval server.
And with that, let’s get back to Dankinia and Sparrow and find out what’s going on in Elder Scrolls Online.
The Dragonhold DLC patch launched October 21st which is the final segment for the Season of the Dragon. It brought a new zone, new main and side quests, and some nice base game improvements.
The Witches festival was extended an extra week and the usual MFN mentions.
And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Dankinia and Sparrow for joining us.
Dankinia can be found on Twitter @Dankinia and on Twitch at https://twitch.tv/dankinia
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And now it’s time to play all of the great AIE member segment we received this week, including…
Ask Buxley – @AskBuxley
Next time, we’ll be talking to Someone in One of the Games AIE plays in. So until then, AIE…
– This is Mkallah
– This is Tetsemi
– This is Mewkow
And this has been… The AIE Podcast.