The AIE Podcast #339 – Want to play some Pandemic?

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mewkow: congradudolences are in order
    Mkallah: New York is filled with Warlords
    Tetsemi: Bring out your mats!
    Mewkow: Ishgard Restoration Part 2 is a go
    Mkallah: And, we are talking with ourselves!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #339 of 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). And to my right is Mkallah: (guys, the kitchen is fully stocked for your sweet tooth needs). We are doing a host show this evening!

Let’s find out what’s going on in all of the games that AIE plays in!

AIE News

Welcome to Looci our newest AIE Officer with focus on ESO, LotRO, and SWTOR! Our congradudolences go out to her!

New AIE Officer – Looci

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 329: Somebody Set Us Up The Sets

Turns out somebody set us up the sets, so we talk all about the new sets and the rest of the 6.1.1 updates on the PTS and detailed in the dev posts this week.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 330: The Nature Of Progression

Since we are now Dxun experts we finally talk through all the fights. We also circle back on that discussion of the Veteran’s Edge stack change and its impact on Master Modes.

Working Class Nerds
Episode 67: Kickin’ it with Kogass!

Marcus and Nick get to hangout with friend of the podcast Kogass! They all discuss what they’ve been playing for games, make fun of Nick for not playing enough SWTOR, and look forward to the newest updates coming to SWTOR

Working Class Nerds
Episode 68: Coronavirus has Infected our Videogames?!?

Marcus and Nick sit down with Clickbait’s Rut to talk about how the recent Coronavirus outbreak is affecting our gaming lives!

Division 2
Division 2 launched their first expansion to the game: Warlords of New York which picks up with the storyline from the Division 1 as Agents return to New York.

The level cap has raised to 40 and new content is live with the introduction of seasons to the game’s road map. New seasons will occur every three months and contain rewards and special manhunts for rogue agents that continue the Division story.

The AIE clan is nearly at a full 50 members with many returning players returning to regular nightly play. We’re currently seeing about an average of 20 people online per day since the launch. There is still some room in the Clan, make sure to reach out to us in the AIE public discord if you would like a clan invite or have submitted an in-game app that needs approval.

– HFO is still recruiting. We’re up to roughly 15 members and we’re 5/12 in normal.
– Reminder that we’re on Alliance side and we want to boost numbers. New alts, transfers, and cross-realm friends are all welcome!
– Gusty’s Trial of Style event is next week!
– Horde Raid teams are kicking butt and taking names!

WoW Classic
Our bag supply is currently low. If anyone is able to donate mats or completed bags, please mail them to Nevermore! We want to make sure our AIE Guildies have bag space while they adventure in WoW Classic! 🙂

AIEMounts is still running but slowed down.

A guildie in classic at level 7 made a plea for bags so Lars jumped onto his Tailor and made 4 x “Small Silk Pack” for them (lucky the AH had some heavy leather) and delivered it right to them in Mulgore. Was happy to see the request and help out.

The big news is that the Fleet Embassy’s Diplomacy Rank is leveling to Tier 2. It will be complete in 5ish days. It unlocks a couple of things, most notably, Threat-Scaling Science Consoles Mark 11. We are continuing to also work on getting the Fleet Spire’s Research to Tier 2.

Notable in the game event is Battle of the Binary Stars. If you complete this daily 14 times before March 26th, you get a new Universal Kit for you Captain, DOT-7 Drone Fabrication. This allows your captain to create a combat pet while off on away missions to assist you in fighting whatever you encounter. This event also counts towards the new T6 Ship Event Campaign. Over the course of a few Events you earn progress towards getting a choice between:
– 100% Discount Coupon for a Tier 6 Starship or Warbird and 200 Lobi Crystals(A in game currency)
– 1000 Lobi Crystals

In SWTOR, MFNs continue with rampages, operations, and anything else we can think of. All are welcome.

Last Friday, we had our March MEGA. Marcus led us on a World Boss crawl. It’s like a pub crawl, but with a little more boss killing. Officers posted themselves all over the galaxy so that we could summon the group to each boss. It was great fun. Stay tuned for more info on the next MEGA.

Ishgard Restoration Part 2 has been released with the latest patch. It re-re-introduces the Diadem as a place to gather materials unique to the restoration effort. Whether you’re a novice gatherer or crafter or a seasoned vet, you can still help out and gain rewards and experience.

In the next few weeks, the first step of the Shadowbringers relic weapon questline will begin. The “Return to Ivalice” quest series from Stormblood is a prerequisite, so let us know if you want to get a guild run together to get you through it!

Expansion announced for later this year but we don’t have details yet. MFN continues on Monday nights. Keep an eye out for an organized Nomads raid into GW2 sometime in the next month or so.

Update 25 and Harrowstom launched a couple of weeks ago and as part of MFN we spent time in the new dungeons.
As usual, MFN is Friday night at 9pm est and we run dungeons, clear zones, and kill enemies while Kini leads the group off cliffs and in circles. #whereskini

Winterco EN military deployment to go shoot baddies. Location is opsec. Not sure about duration as there are conflicting reports on how long its ongoing. Should be some fun pewpew time for those involved

Spring Festival is scheduled to start on the 19th. So be ready for awesome festival fun. Stay tuned to the lotro channel for upcoming events planned for next month

Discussion about what to do while stuck at home.

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

Next time, we’ll be talking to well, someone about something! So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.