The AIE Podcast #337 – Looci Lets Loose – Is San Diego Near Nar Shadaa?

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mkallah: AIE in real life- check the Discord
    Tetsemi: Raid Teams are progressing
    Mewkow: Happy anniversary to STO
    Mkallah: Get ready for the fallen star
    Tetsemi: And, we have Looci and Marcus who are here to talk to us about AIE in SWTOR

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #337 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Mkallah: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Looci and Marcus who are here to talk to us about AIE in SWTOR Welcome!

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

AIE News

PAX East 2020 is happening at the end of this month, 27 Feb -01 March in Boston, Ma. A few AIEers are going to be there and are trying to plan a meet up. If anyone else is going, chime in on discord. Passes for all 4 days are available again.

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
Saturday – FFXIV (Maps) 11 pm Eastern

Raid Team News/Progression

Better Late than Never is 12/12 Normal and 3/12 Heroic as of 2-8. Looking to add some more heroic kills on Monday night.

Dead on Arrival (DoA) is 8/12 Normal

Behind the Curve is 7/12 Normal

F.E.R.T. is 1/12 Normal

United Orgrimmar Horde Pagle Classic 6/10 MC

Deathstar troopers has been running HM TOS

Streaming and guild podcast news

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 325: Greetings From Keith

6.1 almost here and we get notes from Keith and Charles on what’s next.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 326: Secret Shady Merchant

This week we do a live walk-through of a mission chain to unlock the somewhat secret shady merchant on Mek-Sha

Working Class Nerds
Episode 64: Interview with Jackie Cao!

Marcus and Nick sit down with former Bioware game developer and current Gearbox game developer, Jackie Cao!! Jackie worked on Star Wars: The Old Republic for Bioware, and the guys picked his brain and had a fun time!

The Division 2 has seen some renewed interest lately. Some changes are coming to the game soon with the impending release of Episode 3 and a new Flamethrower specialization.
We’ve had 3 or 4 new folks added to the clan lately. If you’d like to get a clan invite you must have the Base of Operations staff member Grace Larson unlocked. You can search for “AleaIactaEst” and apply. You can also shoutout in the #division2 discord channel for help.
* Folks are always willing to help with your weekly,dailies and leveling.
* Have any questions, track down Durus or ask in discord.

The new online guild invite system is working great. This month is Dignitas. Also open on alliance.

Raid finder wing 1 is open

WoW Classic

Blackwing Lair (BWL) is live on Tuesday… so plenty of new content and the new rush to AnQiraj (AQ) farm

See Game News

* Maps Nights, which are Saturdays at 9:30PM Eastern, are still happening! Come get gil, tempt the RNG primals, and enjoy some fun times!
* The Raid Team is having some success with getting to know each other during Titania Extreme as their efforts have picked up in the new year.
* Folks are still chatting in discord daily. If you have questions or want help with something, that’s always a great place to find someone at any hour.

5.2, Echoes of a Fallen Star, Release date announced, 18th of Feb.
Moogle event goes away at this time. If you are after that Namazu necklace, do your dungeons now!

Patch site has been updated to more than a bullet list…

There was a patch feature showing off a fishing trip. There may be some AIE fishing trips in our future.

Duty Commenced NA on Feb 12, tune in for community shenanigans.

Fan Fest announced.
Fan Festival 2020 in San Diego
Friday, November 6, 2020 and Saturday, November 7, 2020 (A rather familiar time of year)
San Diego Convention Center

The Harrowstorm DLC game pack comes out on February 24th for PC/Mac and consoles on March 10th. There will be two new dungeons as part of the DLC that starts of the beginning of the Dark Heart of Skyrim year-long adventure. The new dungeons are Ice Reach and Unhallowed Grave and will have new gear sets (including a new monster set), style pages, dyes, and furnishings that can drop.

At the same time the DLC is launched, Update 25 will happen for the base game that will have performance updates, an overhaul to patching, and some fixes and balance changes.

MFN for February 28th will start at 9pm EST as usual and will involve running both of the dungeons as time permits.

They are doing a ton of things right now in game with having celebrated 10 years of the game. They have new ships coming, and even had a humble bundle with comics and a ship bundle for STO., some of which they have been talking about in the main sto channel. The anniversary is always a fun time, but they just keep going with this one.

Living in our new home. Hoots been afk sick, industrial capacities in our new home and and pve as well are full strength. Building up our alliance and coalition superhighway as ADM’s strengthen. Russians are cloaky camping with goons cuz we are making too much isk.

A world boss hunt on Friday February 28th starting at 9:30 eastern

Riders of Rohan is expected to hit the legendary servers this week.
Stay tuned to the lotro channel for upcoming special events

And with that, let’s get back to Marcus and Looci and find out what’s going on in SWTOR.


Marcus- thann was trying to buy trash items to win sema san diego. What a great week.
Deathstar troopers has been running HM TOS. progging
Looci – and he created a bidding war in general chat for some of the trash items, at one point I think fangs were at 60K per fang!

Everything is awesome!

One of the Devs posted that we will be getting some “crazy stuff” in 2020, so speculation is rife. The most likely ideas are that Darth Malgus will sprout tentacles and come under the power of the Old Gods and we will get Lalafells as a playable race.

If you are a subscriber and have not logged in super recently, hop in and find the Umbaran Patrol Tauntaun in your mailbox. If you are not a subscriber yet, you have til Feb 29th to subscribe and earn this mount.

We’ve had two MFNs since the last AIE podcast including one particularly wild and wooly trip into The Terror from Beyond. We had run out of time for the last fight, but we had some people with us that had never seen it, so we decided to barge in and just take a look. It’s a multi-phase, positioning-heavy battle, so it was more of a lark than anything, but we won anyway! And that was with two healers disconnecting over 9000 times… at least.

And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Marcus and Looci 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 segments we received this week, including…

Overly Dramatic News – @HuntsTheWind

Just a programing note, our next show will be in three weeks due to some RL scheduling conflicts. So March 1st, we’ll be talking to Someone in some game. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.