The AIE Podcast #338 – There’s way too much trash!

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Tetsemi: Warlords of New York, coming real soon!
    Mewkow: The Trial of Style is back
    Mkallah: Everything old is new again in Classic
    Tetsemi: The most amazing race in the galaxy!
    Mewkow: and, we are our own guests!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #338 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 doing a host show, since Corley HAD to be at PAX!!

Okay, folks, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE 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 9 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) 9:30 pm Eastern

Streaming and guild podcast news

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.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 327: Insert Alderaan Pun Here
6.1 is live so we take a look and do a live unlock of the Alderaan Stronghold.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 328: The Beat Goes On

Bioware team interview post, a new community team helper, and a dive into the latest story beat.

Working Class Nerds
Episode 65: Console Wars!!!

Marcus and Nick sit down shortly after recording episode 65 to talk about the two new gaming consoles from Sony and Microsoft… the Playstation 5 and the Xbox Series X!

Episode 66: Project Luminous Revealed!!!

Marcus and Nick talk with friend of the podcast Intisar to talk about the new release of Star Wars content, codenamed Project Luminous. The guys explore and speculate what we might see in The High Republic era!

The Division 2 Clan has seen some activity once more, anticipating the release of the “Warlords of New York” expansion dropping tomorrow morning, March 2nd . After maintenance this morning, the DLC will be live at 6AM Eastern. The game is seeing a serious overhaul of some of its systems and the story is returning agents back to NYC to hunt an old nemesis from the first Division game.

DLC trailer:

Launch details:

The clan has approached the cap of 50 members but we can always make room. We’ve reached the maximum Clan rank and all perks are available to members of the Clan. Make sure to speak up in the AIE public discord #thedivision2 channel for an invite or approval for a submitted application.

The base game is on sale right now for $3, and the standard DLC expansion costs $29.99. This sale will only last a few more days.

If you are new to the game, talk to us and receive a recruit-a-friend request. We can extend these invites for up to a week after you log in for the first time.

Also of note, the DLC expansion comes with a level 30 boost, so that you don’t have to feel like you are getting left behind as everyone hits NYC.

Noob Raid is 8/8 normal for Eternal Palace and 2/12 normal for Ny’alotha.

Noob Raid runs every Saturday night at 11pm EST and anyone with a level 120 toon is welcome to join in the fun.

Trial of Style is back 3/20-3/24. Gustytail will do guild runs Fri-Sat-Sun at times to be decided.

HFO – Alliance team is recruiting heals and dps. We have been doing current LFR for gear, hoping to move forward in the new raid in the next few weeks. Friday nights from 8pm to 11pm ER Server Time. We are accepting cross-realms!

WoW Classic

* Darkmoon Faire will be in town from March 9th-15th and Arathi Basin is announced as “upcoming”!

* If you have any ideas for in game activities or want to host an event, please contact Nevermore via Discord. She can help answer any questions you might have!

* Interested in joining us in WoW Classic? Jump into the AIE Discord – LFO Channel and request an invite. And just a reminder that we do our best to keep character names family friendly. It’s greatly appreciated!

Star Wars: The Old Republic launched on December 20th, 2011. AIE was there. In fact, the swtor division of AIE was formed even before that, since Bioware allowed for the creation and registration of guilds ahead of launch. But, if we take that Dec 20th date as our start date, that means we are less than 2 years away from our 10th anniversary. Just saying. That should be a party, right?

For this month’s MEGA, Corley is bringing back The Amazing Race! That’s right!! It’s coming back!!! Who wants to race around the galaxy? Join us on March 13th, 9PM Eastern.

We continue to run our MFNs on Tuesday nights. We are currently switching MFN/Conquest focus weekly between Imperial and Republic sides. Because of how Bioware’s event calendar works, that means event weeks always fall on the Imperial side. We are going to introduce a slight stutter to our calendar so that both sides can share equally in the easier Conquest objectives that come with event weeks. As always, it will be posted in the Guild Message of the Day as well as in discord. And failing that, you can always just come into voice at 9PM on a Tuesday and ask!

Update 25 and the Harrowstorm DLC launched last week. The patch was basically a full re-download of the entire game, but it basically overhauled the way the game client works and provided performance improvements.

For MFN on Friday, we split into two groups to run the new dungeons that were included in the Harrowstorm DLC. Icereach is themed around a coven of evil witches and Unhallowed Grave is themed around evil Necromancers and monsters. Unhallowed Grave also has a “secret” room that you can get to by killing a couple of optional bosses.

For MFN this coming Friday, which is at 9pm EST as usual, we will be splitting up again to run the new dungeons since we only managed to get through one of them this past week due to time constraints.

We’re continuing to host Treasure Map Night, aka Kelseer’s Get Rich Quick with Friends scheme, at 9:30 eastern each saturday. The only requirements are being level 80. Everyone can roll need on everything.

FFXIV’s raid team, “NoD” has slots open! We’re currently doing extreme trials on Thursdays at 9:30 eastern and more casual content on Tuesdays.

With Patch 5.2, a new raid has been released, Eden’s Verse, along with a new tier of gear from both it and dungeons. Soon, an expansion of crafting content will be released and the first step of the relic weapon for Shadowbringers. Keep an eye in our discord for upcoming events based on the new content!

We recently updated the fleet Uniform. Updates to fleet holdings are progressing. The focus is currently The Spire. Hopefully, soon, a new version of Fleet nights will be coming back. (Schedules are just hectic right now)

Guild news… the World Boss run happened last night and had a handful of people attending

New to the lotro store crafting carry alls in small, medium and large sizes. Coming in April, PvMP guild event, we will play as the monsters, stay tuned to the lotro channel for more details

What’s your favorite weapon and/or spell that you’ve used in game lately?

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

Overly Dramatic News – @HuntsTheWind

Next time, we are going to wrangle Corley into coming on the show!! . So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.