The AIE Podcast #340 – PIE – This is the way

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mkallah: Polarity has hit the switch in Division
    Tetsemi: Get your pie throwing arms ready!
    Mewkow: Join FFXIV for map nights, and fame, and riches, Oh My
    Mkallah: Hobbit days are here again!
    Tetsemi: And we have Sema here to talk to us about AIE in SWTOR

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #340 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Mkallah: – (I’ve been stress baking, the guild kitchen is FULLY stocked). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by our special guest Sema who is 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
We want to send a shout out to all the workers keeping everything running while this crisis is ongoing. To the doctors and nurses, to the folks working at the grocery stores & pharmacies , to the transportation and road works, to the truck drivers and delivery folks and IT/Data center folks, to the teachers. Huge thanks you’s!

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
Thursday – FFXIV(low raid) 9 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 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 331: How To Make A Billion Credit

Our guest, multi-billionaire Thaan, tells us how to make a billion credits!

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 332: The Rakghoul Galacdemic

We haven’t talked about the Rakghoul event in a while but a plague we can fight with blasters sounds good right now.

Working Class Nerds
Episode 69: We’ve been Boarded by Deathstar Troopers!!!

The guys are joined by ALL of the members of The Deathstar Troopers! They’re the SWTOR raid team that Marcus runs on Sunday evenings. The roster includes: Dr. Swtor, Ted, Beaux, Slayer, Katerina, Kione, and Ven! They talk about how everyone got started with running operations, and why they all love it so much!

Division 2
The game’s first season is now well underway with the first manhunt target, “Neptune,”completed by most players. New “league” and “global event” play is now live.

Leagues consist of certain timed challenges that confer ranks for better completion times in missions. These ranks translate into rewards bestowed by claimed crates in the league menu. Collect seasonal items and even an exotic.

This global event that went live last week, “Polarity Switch,” consists of switching between active colors displayed on your character to defeat correspondingly colored mobs in the game. Reward caches are conferred after completing challenges such as “eliminating positive polarity Outcasts,” or other factions, etc.

The next manhunt target, “Venus,” goes live on the 31st, along with the next apparel event, “Urban Jungle.”

Some excitement surrounding the game has died down as it’s been struggling with many bugs and game balance issues — some directly related to the new season’s events. Despite that AIE participation is still reasonably high, averaging 18-20 people online per day.

HFO got Puppy!! 6/12 normal. Still recruiting and we got a Zod!!!


Noob Raid is now 4/12 in Ny’alotha

100% XP, leveling those allied races is crazy!!! People are leveling alts at all stages and looking for people to hang out. (Mechagnomes are so OP!!!)

@Koochikoo-Gustytail trial of style and Filthy Casual Leveling groups reports incoming

Alliance guild is going strong! More and more people are joining and playing on Alliance side.

WoW Classic
* 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!

See Game Notes

Jesters festival is on, started on 26 March, so come throw pies at the leaders of the factions, enjoy double experience points by eating Mayhem Pie, and in general be silly!

The Jester’s Festival runs through April 2nd. And starting on April 2nd is the Anniversary Jubilee! ESO is 6 years young this year, come out and bake a cake, enjoy double EXP, and reap the rewards from Daily crafting writs, daily Delve and world boss quests, Daily dungeon quests, and so much more. Added this year is the new Icebreath INDRIK mount and a new armor style.

The FFXIV chapter of AIE is growing and wants you!

Fun nights are Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30pm EST.

Tuesdays are casual and legacy content. It is more relaxed and gives a chance for people to see some content that may not be possible solo or something that groups do not normally form for anymore. Last week, we did some Heavensward Bismark, for pony farming!
This week, we plan on running Ravana, also from Heavensward.

Thursday, we do more traditional end game raiding. We are currently gearing up via Eden’s Verse. We ask that potential raiders join our raid discord. Raids do have a signup each week.

Saturday, Kelseer is running map nights for fame, riches, and overall fun! Join us at 9:30pm EST Saturday to run 8 player treasure maps. For those not aware, this is a very profitable and very fun and unique game activity.

In the crafting front, we are working on new airship and submarines in the guild workshop, that anyone in the FC can help build. See the AIE website at for the latest Workshop blog post for the details.

If you are looking to get into the game, the Winter Sale is on for 40% off either just the Shadowbringers expansion or the complete edition from the Square Enix Store. A free demo is also available. If you do pick it up, remember to drop by the #ffxiv channel for a refer-a-friend code for rewards for both of you.

We can’t wait to see you in Eorzea and the First!

LOTRO Bonus Days bring you +10% Virtue XP and Bilbo’s Birthday, now through April 6th!

Hobnanigans returns next week! Starts on March 31st and runs through April 5th.

The Spring Festival continues through April 13th!

Double Bonus Points are now available! Get double the Bonus Points in the LOTRO Store in-game through April 5th!

Find Your Shadowfax! Get 20% off:
Select Warsteeds
Riding Skills
Select Mounts
Movement Speed Buffs
Now through April 2nd!

The Weekly Coupon gets you a free Skill and Slayer Deed Boost with the Coupon Code SKILLUPSLAYER, now through April 2nd!

Still working on the Spire is the priority, with the embassy being the secondary one to build up.

Regular Fleet nights on Sunday nights at 830 pm Eastern starting next week.

Come join us for all the fun and watch Picard and Discovery as CBS All Access is free for the month.

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

On rare weeks during the year, an opportunity presents itself for one of several planets to be conquered. It’s tricky to know when to go for it and which planet to pick. And after that it takes effort by everyone in the guild throughout the week to succeed. Luckily our team has some big brains that can make good decisions and lots of willing hands to pitch in. Now we can all proudly wear our Conqueror of Nar Shaddaa titles!

MFNs continue to rock and roll on Tuesdays at 9PM Eastern. Everyone is welcome. Lots of stuff is level independent, as long as you don’t mind, you know, dying and stuff. For some parts of it, your character might need to be level 50+ or 70+, but come hang out with us in voice while you level.

March MEGA was a World Boss Crawl which is always a lot of fun–good company, romping around the galaxy, and perhaps some progress on that vehicle mission that’s been in your log forever.

April 10th 9pm eastern (Real World Time)

Corley has taken over this month’s mega! He will be bringing back “The Amazing Race!”

Come join in traveling the galaxy with us!!!

Discussion Question:

Several games do or used to do a base class to a certain level (with or without story) and then you unlocked your advanced class. WoW/Classic did this around level 10, SWTOR used to do this around level 10, FFXIV does this at level 30. Do you like this type of advancement and does it make the games more interesting to have it, or do you prefer to just jump in at the start and have the same class to max level?


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

Next time, we’ll be talking to Syrene, Beefmaster, and Fezgig in World of Warcraft. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.