The AIE Podcast #345 – Cook, Serve, Motherboard

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mewkow: Get Social in WoW Classic
    Tetsemi: Swoop Rally nears
    Mkallah: Greymoor gives you more!
    Mewkow: Things are getting ridiculous on Goblin
    Tetsemi: And, we have Marcus and Fezgig here to talk about the AIE where to start event!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #345 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mkallah: To my left is Mewkow: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Marcus and Fezgig who are here to talk about the AIE where to start event! Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into the Where to Start event shortly, but first, 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
Tuesday – FFXIV (Casual Raiding) 9:30 pm Eastern
Wednesday – FFXIV (Fun Night) 9:00 pm Eastern
Thursday – FFXIV (Progression Raiding) 9:30 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV (Late Night Fun Night) 11:00 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

The Escape Pod Cast

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 342: What Sema Does In The Shadows

This week we find out what Sema does in the shadows, which mostly consists of super-fast, stealth heroics.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 341: CZ The Day

This week we walk through some speed run tips to get all your weekly conquest from CZ-198 in about 10 min.

Working Class Nerds

Episode 75: AIE’s Where To Start Event!

Marcus and Nick chat with fellow AIE officer Fezgig about AIE’s Where to Start event coming up June 27th and 28th! The event’s goal is to walk new players through getting started in the guild’s favorite games. Listen in for details!

Destiny 2
The next expansion, “Beyond the Light” arrives on 22nd September.
Details at

No Destiny 3 soon, instead devs will be transforming Destiny 2. Read more about “Building a Viable Future in Destiny 2” at

That’s the Destiny buzz to be sure. Restructure of the game content is coming to fix some progression issues and better structure the game for future expansions.

Our AIE Destiny crew is excited in general and a handful of people have jumped back in recent and are checking out gear updates, etc.

Anyone interested should jump in that Destiny channel and say hi. The Clan is still open for invites as well.

There’s over 90 accounts attached to the clan right now but we can make room as needed too.

Diablo III
PTR has ended. Patch 2.6.9 should be live soon.

Division 2
Title Update 10 is due on 16th June. Details at

Season 2 to start 23rd June, new raid on 30th June.

Noob Raid is still running 2 groups every Saturday night. We generally get 5/10 bosses down and last night Noob Raid Prime killed Ra-den for the first time. Also thank you to Gijora for being our tactician and to Sy for leading Noob Raid Alpha since Dankinia leaves being in two raids at the same time to Gi.

WoW Classic
Scoop out a little time from your schedule, and level up with us in WoW Classic!

Whether you’re just starting out and sprinkling through starter quests,
or adding the cherry on top of a max level 60…

Everyone is invited to join us for an old fashioned social hour in game and Discord! 🙂

Vanilla Sundae Fundays begin this Sunday, June 21st at 2pm Server Time, and every Sunday after!

And if you’re part of AIE in WoW Classic and are interested in raiding with our friends from United Orgrimmar on Sunday evenings, please contact Chrisi or Deadkrumpet!

They can answer any questions you might have about raiding, attunement, or gearing up in general. We have had eight AIE guildies raid with United Orgrimmar to take on Molten Core!

Things are ticking along in swtor this month. Ops teams are opsing, MFN is MFNing, MEGA continues to MEGA, and Friday night Master Mode Flashpoints is hitting its stride. June MEGA will be extra special this month as it is part of the AIE Streaming Event.

Near the end of the month, we will be getting The All Worlds Ultimate Swoop Rally. This event will take place on multiple planets and will include rewards of new mounts, outfits, titles, and pets. In this racing event, you have to impress the crowds, blow up things, and avoid snares.

We are also not-so-patiently waiting for word from Bioware about when the Nar Shaddaa Nightlife Event will return. It is likely to be in July–fingers crossed! Since we got a chance to see it on the public test server, we know that there are new missions and new rewards to achieve.

Greymoor is awesome and the antiquities system is still fun. The past few MFN’s have been focused on the new zone and next Friday’s MFN we will group up and run the two new public dungeons.

As part of the antiquities system in addition to treasure you can sell for gold and furnishings, you can get the very cool looking Ebon Dwarven Wolf Mount. The mount requires 17 different pieces and the lead for each piece drops in specific locations. Throughout the last week, people have been grouping up in discord to farm the leads together so if you are after the mount, feel free to request help in discord or guild chat or watch for others to say they are going on a farming run.

Map night continues every saturday at 9:30 pm eastern. Come help us look for lost treasure and explore the depths of FFXIV’s treasure dungeons! Send Kelseer a message if you want more information.

Goblin, the server that AIE is on, remains the only server in the Crystal Data Center in the preferred status. This means you will get the road to 70 buff, giving you a ridiculous XP bonus as you level a new character to level 70 on ANY job.

The next patch will be dropping soon, patch 5.3. We don’t have an exact date, but mid July is the current estimate. This patch will include the streamlining of the ARR questline. In the meantime, the super helpful AIE membership will be happy to help new players though the questlines and dungeons. Fun Nights are a great night to get this help, but there are helpful members online at all hours now to assist newer folks though their Main Story Questline.

In Raid news, there is a proposed schedule change to the NOD raid team. The poll is up on the raid discord. Don’t have access or want to join or even start up your own team? Ask Abovan or Durus for assistance. And remember, you do not need to be an officer in any capacity to organize your own raid team in AIE!

Fun was had in monster play last night. Look out for it to hit a regular rotation in the SNL lineup. There is a lot that is being planned in the near future so stay tuned to the lotro channel for what is coming. (if you don’t talk about it later in the show SNL will be cancelled on June 27th to keep the focus on the streaming event)

Fleet night is still going well. We meet weekly at 8:30 PM Eastern. All are welcome.
Fleet holdings are progressing. We are still working on both Spire and Embassy projects.
There is currently an event campaign running, The No Win Scenario. This is the work towards getting a free Tier 6 ship or 1000 Lobi Crystals.

And with that, let’s get back to Marcus and Fezgig and find out what’s going on with the AIE Where to Start Event!.

Event Forum Post – AIE’s “WHERE TO START” EVENT

Come join a kick start walkthrough of the myriad of games that make up the AIE gaming community!

Join game officers as they live stream walkthroughs of the MMO games that are the core of AIE! Elder Scrolls Online, World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, Star Wars The Old Republic, The Division 2, Lord of The Rings Online, Final Fantasy XIV, and Star Trek Online

If you have ever found yourself wanting to try a new game but were avoiding the time commitment and possible frustration of learning the ins and outs, then this event is for you.

When: Friday June 26th, Saturday June 27th, and Sunday June 28th
Time Zone: Event times are set as Eastern Time
Game Walk Through Duration: 2 hours for each game
Cost: Hard Disc Space. All Games are free to try, with the exception of Elder Scrolls Online (ESO)

Your game instructors will walk you through:
Character Creation
Starting Zone
Basic Navigation
Tips for beginners
Connecting and Communicating with other people
Sneak Peek at Game Experience

Not a member of the AIE gaming community? No problem. We welcome everyone to come hop in the discord channel and watch, listen, and ask questions about the games.

Not able to make the live event? No problem, we will be recording the sessions and posting for view on-demand.

Have kids that would like to watch? No problem. The AIE community works very hard to maintain a family friendly environment and we welcome all ages to come and participate!

Friday, Jun 26th

ESO 9pm-10pm
AIE Town Hall (TBD)

Saturday, June 27th

WoW- 4pm-6pm
Game Instructor: Fez (Alliance)

GW2- 6pm-8pm
Game Instructor: ? Dej or corley maybe?

SWTOR 8pm-10pm
Game Instructor: Marcus

The Division 2 10pm-12am midnight
Game Instructor: Durus

Sunday, June 28th

LOTR- 2pm-4pm sun afternoon
Game Instructor: Maellung Arrowshield

WoW- 4pm-6pm
Game Instructor: Sy (Horde)

FFXIV 6pm-8pm
Game Instructors: Abovan

STO- 8pm-10pm
Game Instructor: Dent

And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Marcus and Fezgig for joining us. And don’t forget, after the show is the AIE podcast stream, this week they are doing:

Fezgig on Twitter: @fezgig1

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 Maellung in LOTR So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.