On this episode of The AIE Podcast…
- Mkallah: Where to start was a HUGE success!
- Tetsemi: Sundae Fundae is coming your way
- Mewkow: The Swoop Rally is coming our way
- Mkallah: What are these strange new golems?
- Tetsemi: and, we have Maellung here to talk AIE in LOTR!
All that and more coming up right now…
Welcome to episode #346 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Mkallah: – (Heys, there is fig ricotta cake and pineapple upside cake in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Maellung who is here to talk to us about AIE in LOTRO Welcome!
Ok, we’ll be digging into LOTRO shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…
Mandatory Fun Nights
Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.
Sunday – WoW Classic 2 pm Eastern
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
AIE ‘Where to Start’ Streaming Event
This was a huge weekend in AIE! We had our Where to Start streaming event! We will have a full blog post with links to the streams shortly, and we have links to each stream in the show notes. Huge shout outs to streamers in the following games:
Dankinia for ESO; Fezgig and Marcus for WOW Alliance; Marcus for SWTOR; Durus for Division 2; some guy named Mewkow for Fallout 76; Sy for WOW Horde; Maellung and Marcus for LOTR; Abovan for FFXIV; Dent for STO; Marcus for Call of Duty; and Max conducting our Town Hall event!
And, a big AIE Thank you to Marcus and Fezgig for organizing this weekend of great content!
AIE Streaming Event Links (Will be updated with Youtube links when available)
ESO – Dankinia
AIE TownHall – MaxTheGrey
AIE WoW (Alliance) – Fezgig and MarcusB814
AIEGuild Wars 2 – Corley
AIE SWTOR – MarcusB814
AIE The Division 2 – TheDurus
AIE Fallout 76 – Mewkow
AIE WoW (Horde) – Syreyne
AIE LOTR – Maellung and MarcusB814
AIE FFXIV – Abovan
AIE STO – Dent
AIE Jedi Fallen Order – MarcusB814
Streaming and guild podcast news
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 343: Timey Wimey Timeliney
Charles posted a bunch of timey wimey timeliney stuff this week so we cover that and more on this episode of The Escape Pod Cast for Star Wars The Old Republic with @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-343.
Working Class Nerds
Episode 76: Things We Enjoy (LIVE on Twitch!)
Nick and Marcus sit down and record the show LIVE on Twitch.tv/marcusb814 and talk about why they love the games and activities that they do, plus discuss what they’ve been doing in gaming for the past week or so.
The upcoming expansion is still receiving some buzz. “Beyond the Light” is available for pre-order on Steam and consoles.
The Iron Banner is returning and has some new rewards. It will run from June 30th to July 7th. Note that skill-based matchmaking is disabled this season. Good luck, Guardians.
The sixth straight month of Twitch rewards for the game are available. Link your Twitch and Bungie accounts to claim your rewards: https://twitch.amazon.com/prime/loot/destiny2
Other news, and highlights from the past week at Bungie can be found at https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/49294
Some are choosing to focus on completing content that will be destined for the “content vault,” and may not be seen again for quite some time as the game moves into its new content model. Destinations and content contained within Io, Titan, Mercury, Mars and Leviathan will be among the first things to be archived. Now is a good time to wrap up your experiences with these locations.
Remember to check out the public discord’s #destiny2 channel for clan activity.
The Division 2
Title Update 10 is live with balancing and other changes.
Season 2 is live and the first Manhunt target is active. Roadmap follows:
The “Where to Start” Streaming event session for Division 2 happened last night and was broadcast via the game community’s and theDurus’ twitch channels. It showcased a starting character’s experience as they first entered the DC area, explained game systems, and talked about the story.
Should you be picking up the game, there is a friend referral program. Make sure to contact a vet player of the game so you both can receive some rewards: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/the-division/the-division-2/friend-referral
If you’d like to join the Clan please contact @Durus in discord, or use the #lfo channel in the public discord. The game is discussed in the #thedivision2 channel. There is currently a general inquiry for those still playing to see if a fun night can be established to get some playtime together.
The new season for Diablo 3 is just around the corner and begins on the 3rd of July. Season 21 is named “Trials of Tempests”
The latest Diablo 4 quarterly update is available at https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/diablo4/23463858/diablo-iv-quarterly-update-june-2020
* This is a good read and talks about the new open world of Sanctuary as well team playtesting experiences.
If you’ll be diving back into the game for the new Season, look for an invite to the clan and community in the public Discord’s #lfo channel.
Summer of Love is coming up, watch for announcements on that, and if you have any ideas for WoW events, please contact Syreyne.
Also tune in July 8th for a Shadowlands Update
Vanilla Sundae Fundays
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!
The last two weeks of MFNs have seen us going into Karagga’s Palace on the Pub side and and Dread Fortress on the Imp side. Afterwards this week, we killed the Isotope-5 droid known as the Golden Fury in Toborro’s Courtyard–or as we sometimes call it, the golden chicken in the Marriott Courtyard. And no one got killed in the laser because they were reading discord….
This month’s MEGA was extra special as Marcus and Fezgig took part in the AIE “Where to Start” Streaming Weekend. Marcus streamed SWTOR character creation and beginning play for a Nautolan marauder with tips and tricks for gameplay while Fezgig created a new character and played along. Together, Marcus and Fezgig put together a whole weekend of streaming for the guild that was truly epic.
Coming up this Friday will be Maellung’s Master Mode Flashpoints for the Aratech Ice mount. Come knock out a couple Flashpoints toward this achievement and have some fun.
In game news, the All Worlds Ultimate Swoop Rally starts this week and we will definitely be checking out this new event. There will be new reps to gain, and new mounts, titles, and achievements to earn!
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.
The FFXIV raid team completed Eden 5 savage. Map night is on break on July 4th and will resume on July 11th, where we’ll do level 70 maps instead of level 80.
Remember the Goblin Server, in the Crystal Data Center, is a preferred server which means you get the Road to 70 XP buff on new characters created on Goblin.
As always, please join the #ffxiv channel in AIE Discord and see the MNF list for all our in game activities.
Ongoing events in game
18-May till Patch Day 5.3 (unannounced)
Moogle Treasure Trove – The Hunt for Law
02-Jul through 27-Jul
Breaking Brick Mountain (Collaboration Event with Dragon Quest X)
Speak with Havak Alvak of the Mythril Eye to learn where these strange new golems may be found.
* Please note that seasonal quests cannot be completed after the event has concluded.
* This event is identical to the one previously held. Completed quests cannot be undertaken a second time.
Collect the Thug’s Mug head piece glamour, the Windup Brickman minion, and the King Slime Crown, also a head piece glamour.
– Fleet Nights are on Sundays 7:30 PM Central/8:30 PM Eastern. We have a good core of players. We are always willing to help new player and adjust content to allow lower level players to participate.
– We continue working on Fleet Holding. Our Embassy and Spire are progressing.
– There is always an Event running or scheduled to run in game to get equipment or work towards getting a free end game ship.
And with that, let’s get back to Maellung and find out what’s going on in LOTRO.
Stuff we are doing during SNL
Current stuff going on: free stuff and current event on the Bombadil server.
Update 27 arriving soon:
Wedding, Storied Tales, hobbit gifts, housing and traits ( will go into more detail on these)
Stuff to look forward to in the near and later this year.
PVMP is going well; check in on Saturday evenings for Freep hunting (8 PM Eastern)! Wells of Langflood is a new level 130 region, or you can continue to Dwarf-holds quest lines
REDEEM Code – LOTROFREEQUESTS
And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Maellung 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 https://aie-guild.org/podcast-live-stream/ and our Discord server for chat at https://aie-guild.info/discord . Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://andrewallenmusic.com/
And now it’s time to play all of the great AIE member segments we received this week, including…
Next time, we’ll be talking to Shojobeat, Dankinia, and The Hordeling in Animal Crossing. So until then, AIE…
– This is Mewkow
– This is Mkallah
– This is Tetsemi
And this has been… The AIE Podcast.