The AIE Podcast #347 – AIE in Animal Crossing: Will Fish for Turnips

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mkallah: Welcome to Division
    Mewkow: SHHHHHH, no spoilers
    Tetsemi: August means summer of love and all sorts of fun
    Mkallah: We have the need, the need for speed
    Mewkow: And, we have Shojo, Kini, and the Hordeling here to talk to us about Animal Crossing

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #347 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Mkallah: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Shojobeat, Dankinia, and The Hordeling who are here to talk to us about Animal crossing! Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into Animal Crossing shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

AIE YouTube channel has all the Stream Weekend recordings available:

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

Streaming and guild podcast news

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 344: Swoop There It Is

Swoop races are here. Three factions and three tracks. Reputation and rewards.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 345: Pop Some Tags At The Bazaar

The Cartel Bazaar is filled with event, rep and cartel vendors with some pretty rare and unique items to be had.

Working Class Nerds
Episode 77: We Enroll at the University of Coruscant!

Marcus and Nick sit down with the host and creator of The University of Coruscant podcast, James McDonald (aka Dr. Sunny Ravencourt) to talk about James’/Sunny’s podcast as well as evaluate how EA has handled their license to make Star Wars video games.

Destiny 2
Season of Arrivals continues with the eerie foreshadowing of the upcoming vault change to the game’s development roadmap. Strange pyramid ships now hover over Io, Titan, Mercury, and Mars. Get your campaigns and activities on these planets done soon.
All the latest news for Destiny 2 can always been found at “TWAB (This Week At Bungie” updates web page:

Some highlights include:
* A new public event on Io.
* A new exotic weapon quest.
* Winners from the fashion and art show are announced on TWAB.
* The next Twitch Prime rewards will be available on 22 July. Remember to check this page each month:
* New charity event, “iPads for Kids” information is available.
* And more.

Alea Iacta Est membership has slowly been climbing in anticipation of the expansion launch on 22 September. The clan is at 94/100 members across platforms. You can always ask for a clan invite in the public discord channel #destiny2, and also team up with other active members there.

Division 2
Welcome to all the new members of the clan who have joined us since the AIE streaming event. Keep on leveling and remember to ask for help in the public discord channel #thedivision2. Once you have unlocked the base NPC Grace Larson you can either submit an application for the clan named “AleaIactaEst” (no spaces) or ask for an invite for your uplay account name in discord.

* Season 2: Keener’s Legacy continues along with a new Manhunt target and event.
* Title Update 10.1 is slated for 21 July.
* The popular “State of the Game” podcast/stream is on summer break until 5 August. However, keep up to date with game news via Ubisoft’s “This Week in The Division 2” news posts on their site. News from this past week can be found at
* The level 30 version of the new raid, “Iron Horse,” is now available.

Diablo 3
While not version 3, Diablo 2 celebrates its 20th anniversary. Make sure to login to Diablo 3 to get your commemorative free wings. Also, watch Carbot’s video for some Baal fun:
Season 21: Trials of Tempests is now live
The theme is elements. Every 90 seconds, your character will channel one of the elements for a different elemental power:
* Rain meteors from the skies around you.
* Breathe lightning.
* Summon a wall of flame.
* Release twisters of pure energy.
* Crush your foes under the weight of rolling snowballs.

This Season’s rewards will include items from the original Season 9.
The full details of Season 21 can be found at

Clan and Community invites are available via request in the public discord channel #nomads. If you need some help leveling a seasonal character or just want to grind some GRifts (that’s D3 slang for Greater Rifts!), give a holler.

WOW Classic
We are changing the way we keep track of character info in the guild list. Instead of professions being noted we will be changing it to reflect Main and/or Alt character names. Please send a message in game to Nevermore or reach out to her via Discord so that we can get your WoW Classic characters updated. Thanks!

A reminder that with Beta previews up for Shadowlands please no spoilers in guild chat or outside of #wow-spoilers channel in AIE Discord.

AIE Summer of Love will run from August 1st through August 9th, keep an eye out on for an announcement post with dates and activities soon.

Clean your drinking mugs, the Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl is coming up. Watch for an invitation on the in game guild calendars.

Purchase A 6-month Subscription And Get A New Mount!

The fearsome Steamscale Incinerator is a spark-breathing robo-terror that rules the skies wherever it flies. Legends say a mad gnomish inventor had a deranged dream to ride a dragon, so he built this metal monstrosity powered with a trapped demon in order to create “an authentic dragon soul.”

Once you’ve purchased the 6 Month subscription from the Blizzard Shop, the Steamscale Incinerator mount will automatically be added to your in-game collection. Players on an existing 6-month recurring subscription with a future renewal date will receive the Steamscale Incinerator as a gift in their desktop app at no additional charge prior to July 20, 2020.

Save 50% On Select Pets, Mounts, And More During Our Summer Sale!

If you’re looking for a hot summer deal, then we’ve got you covered. You can save 50% on select pets, mounts, and more now through July 19.

AIE has been doing well in SWTOR this month. MFNs are on Tuesdays at 9PM Eastern, six Operations teams run weekly, and Friday Master Mode Flashpoints run bi-weekly. Last month’s MEGA was a special edition as it was part of AIE’s ‘Where to Start’ streaming weekend.

This month marked the beginning of the All Worlds Ultimate Swoop Rally and lots of guildies got their swoop on. This is an event where you progress by doing tricks, blowing up things, and indulging your need for speed. It is going to join the recurring line up of SWTOR event weeks, but first it’s going to have an early return at the end of July. Also, the Nar Shaddaa Nightlife event will start up this week and go for just under a month. That is not as long as it has run in past summers, so don’t procrastinate!

Stonethorn DLC and Update 27 was announced. Stonethorn will have two new four person dungeons that continue the stories told in the Harrowstorm DLC and Greymoor. The new dungeons are Castle Thorn, where you are assaulting a fortress to put a stop to an evil invasion, and Stone Garden, where you confront an evil genius and his experiments. Update 24, which is a base-game patch, will have performance improvements to help with stability and reduce load times and will add Homestead character pathing. Character Pathing will allow you to build paths for your pets, assistants, and mounts to follow when they are placed in your houses so they don’t just have to stand in one spot. While there is no release date set yet, the DLC and the update should be on the PTS sometime next week if you want to check them out in advance of launch.

FFXIV’s next patch, “Reflections in Crystal” had it’s release date confirmed for August 11th. With it will be the conclusion of the Shadowbringer’s story, a new trial boss, and the next chapter of the YorHa Dark Apocalypse 24 man raid series, AKA the Nier: Automata crossover.

Map night continues! We’ll be running level 80 maps for the remainder of July with a level 70 map night on August 8th. We’ll likely return to a full level 80 map schedule with the release of patch 5.3, as new materials should be introduced to the Lyhe Ghiah (Lee-a Gee-ya), the treasure dungeons of the pixies.

Thanks to the where to start event and the podcast, traffic has picked up. Stuff we are doing over the next couple weeks will be finally working on some slayer deeds and also it is time to return to Monster Play

We have had a lot of activity this week. We opened up the Research Upgrade on the Spire and then got it completed a few days later. Everyone one put in a great effort. The construction crews have their worker bees going and will have it built a week from Sunday.

As always, Fleet Night is Sundays at 8:30 PM Eastern/7:30 PM Central

And with that, let’s get back to Shojo, Kini, and the Hordeling and find out what’s going on in Animal Crossing.

(June 27th) The first Bug Off happened and was both fun and frustrating.
The 2nd Fishing Tourney just ended, how did everyone do?!
Tips for next tourney (stock up on bait, so much bait)

Summer Update Wave 1:
Swimming/diving: new sea creatures to catch and donate
Pascal: mermaid furniture set DIYs
Pirate Gullivarrr: anybody have this strange visitor wash ashore yet?

Summer Update Wave 2: (coming early August)
Theories and guesses, fireworks event? Datamining found: Luna’s Dream Suite and 6 different types of veggies.

Discord to coordinate turnips, shooting stars, event gatherings, etc
Every Sunday a few AIE members will post good Turnip sale prices and throughout the week post good buying prices at Nooks.
People also announce shooting stars, if Redd is visiting and what he has for sale, and neat items that are available in the stores.

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

Shojo: Twitter= ShojoAIE, Instagram= shojo_aie, Discord= Shojobeat

Dankinia: I can be found on twitter @Dankinia and on where I stream the ESO MFN and Noob Raid.

Hordling: You can find me on the Fert Discord as Rhi (thehordling) usually stalking for turnips and very rarely on Twitter @thehordling

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…

Tetsemi: Next time, we’ll be talking to Guest in Game. So until then, AIE…

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

Tetsemi: And this has been… The AIE Podcast.