On this episode of The AIE Podcast…
- Tetsemi: We have a Fleet Action Report!
- Mewkow: SWTOR gets steamy
- Mkallah: Summer is the time to redecorate and drink responsibly
- Tetsemi: Are you ready for the summer of love??
- Mewkow: because we have Syreyne, Nawkar, and Corley to fill us in on all of the details
All that and more coming up right now…
Welcome to episode #348 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mkallah: To my left is Tetsemi: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Syreyne, Nawkar, and Corley who are here to talk to us about AIE in Summer of Love Welcome!
Ok, we’ll be digging into Summer of Love shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…
Streaming and Guild Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast
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.
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 346: Steam Stream
Dev stream this week on what’s next and SWTOR is now live on Steam.
Working Class Nerds
Episode 78: Star Wars: Legion with Joey Fetta!!!
Marcus and Nick finally sit down with Joey Fetta to talk table top gaming with Joey Fetta! They talk about Dungeons and Dragons as well as Joey’s impressive Star Wars: Legion set up!
Star Trek Online – Fleet Action Report (Grebog and Nikodas)
Episode 0 – In the Beginning
Episode 1 – Character Creation
Episode 2 – Ships
Tetsemi- Division 2
This Week in the Division 2: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/the-division/the-division-2/news-updates/k7yt2roYpjgh0TXiS2Ozt/this-week-in-the-division-2-july-24
* Season 2 – Keener’s Legacy continues
* Title Update 10.1 released on July 21st. Rebalancing and bug fix patch.
* Extended Global Event schedule.
AIE Clan marches on with a few new members. Call out to the public discord channel for running together.
Season 21 continues.
If you haven’t checked out the last quarterly update: https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/diablo4/23463858/diablo-iv-quarterly-update-june-2020
This Week at Bungie: https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/49387
* Destiny 2 is coming to the Xbox Game Pass this Fall.
* There will be optimizations for the Xbox Series X including 4K/60FPS.
* Developer Deep Dive on Twitch.tv, Tuesday, July 28 at 10AM PST. https://twitch.tv/bungie
* Destiny 2 Cookbook? Yep, featuring Destiny 2 inspired concoctions.
Remember to check in on the Twitch Prime rewards for Destiny 2: https://twitch.amazon.com/tp/loot/destiny2
That expansion keeps edging ever closer, Beyond the Light drops on 10 November 2020. Preorders are available now with instant access to special shiny stuff. (Exotic Ghost Shell and Legendary Emblem).
We have over 450 members on the alliance side and Syreyne’s team HFO killed Heroic Wrathion while carrying some scrub druid named Max…..I mean Councilman Max, the awesome boomkin…..lol
July 31st is Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl!!! It’s that time to dress in your best bar crawling costume and get drunk* with your friends!!! Join us Discord for all the fun! Hosted by Gusty and Syreyne
*Drinking is in-game only. We have no control over anything that happens out of game. Be responsible.
Sunday Funday at 2pm Eastern every Sunday!
The big news this week was that SWTOR is now on Steam! The original standalone SWTOR launcher still works and there is no pressure to switch, but many guildies switched over on the first day the Steam version was available with no problems. And the additional visibility for the game on Steam has been great. In the future there will be Steam achievements and there is other Steam stuff in the works.
Guildies are looking forward to the return of swoop racing this coming Tuesday. Several people will be maxing out their rep too, which will enable them to play through the last installment of the swoop race story. There is rep and currency to earn from three factions, which you can then use to buy speeders, decorations, and whatnot.
BCavanan has updated the SWTOR Conquest Calculator for the latest conquest updates from patch 6.1.2. He has a post on Reddit that links to his Google Documents spreadsheet.
(I’m not completely sure what to say about SoL, so here is a placeholder) During the week of Summer of Love, MFN (or MEGA or MM Friday) will be a special SoL Version, so stay tuned!
On Friday August 7th the members of AIE will be doing a non-combat event for Summer of Love during our normal MFN time slot. House decorating is something that a lot of our members (not me) excel at and we will be doing a tour to see the fantastic décor our guild members have come up with for the in-game houses their characters call home. Anyone who wants to can open their home for us to visit and we will be doing the tours as a group. I promise we won’t destroy the furniture, graffiti the walls, or leave trash all over the place, but I can’t promise I won’t find something for my character to jump off that might result in a ghost wandering around for a short while.
Currently the Summerset event is underway until Tuesday, August 4th at 10am EST. During this event you will receive extra loot from all of the daily quest rewards, resources nodes and Psijic Portals, and the world and delve bosses. Also the first time you complete a Geyser, delve, or world boss daily each day you will get 3 event tickets and a Glorious Summerset coffer in addition to the regular rewards. As usual, the event tickets can only be earned once per account. The reward boxes contain set items, crafting mats, furnishing recipes, and pages for a brand new Snowhawk mage outfit style. You can only get one Glorious Summerset coffer a day, but there is no limit to the common Summerset Coffers you can earn during the event. The Indrik feathers as well as new berries are being sold in the Impresario’s shop so if you are a mount collector, the event tickets can be used to purchase those and if you are not a mount collector, there are a lot of new furniture options for sale as well.
We’ll be doing map nights at the usual time on august 8th, but we’ll be doing level 70 maps.
Last night was a rather successful run for the treasure hunters, with several end runs and lots of ‘skittles’ to be had, much to Kelseer’s chagrin.
The upcoming patch (Aug. 11), which will complete the story of Shadowbringers; the expansion of the free trial from up to level 35 to up to level 60, including the Heavensward expansion; and the 50% off sale on the Square Enix and Playstation stores (get the complete game, including Shadowbringers, for $30!) until August 17.
Much more on the patch and AIE activities with Abovan on the next podcast.
We got Tier 3 Research for the Spire and Tier 2 for the Colony. It was an amazing effort by everyone. That unlocked the Vulnerability Locator Tactical Console. The Embassy Diplomacy III and Colony Renewable Energy III are the next projects the Fleet will focus on. This will unlock more consoles to use on fleet member’s ships. The current event ends on 30 July. If you still need tokens to get the Red Angel suit, you need to hurry. Risa starts on August 4th. Get your board shorts and hover packs ready. A New ship that was designed by environment artist Nick Duguid is one of the rewards. This week’s Fleet Night is off because of RL. Next week Dent will be starting up episodes that are not part of the regular seasons.
World war Bee 2.0 is underway. Eve vs Goons basically lol. Fun for all!
Let’s get a quick On-The-Scene quote from our Fearless Leader Hoots – “I don’t know what’s happening, but we’re in Fountain again.”
Servers are back up and seem to be running ok after data center issues. New update will be coming either this week or next week that will include Rohan Housing. Standing Stone Games is planning on giving out a thank you gift for VIPs and one for the others for being patient (ish) during the issues to be announced this week. We are planning on some fun stuff during SoL so stay tuned to later in the show for more details.
And with that, let’s get back to Sy, Nawkar, and Corley and find out what’s going on in Summer of Love.
Summer of Love 2020 Tentative Schedule:
Saturday August 1
Sy: (WoW – Both) COOP 5pm ET; Contact Beefy (Updated contacts)
Sy: (WoW Horde) NOOB Raid 11pm ET
Sunday August 2
Sy: (WoW Classic) Sunday Funday 2pm ET; Contact Nevermore
Everyone: (All Games) Remembrance Day 7pm ET, followed by Fireworks of Orgrimmar LLC fireworks display at the rear gate.
Monday August 3
Corley: (GW2) MFN 9:30pm ET Track down some World Bosses or run some event chains.
Tuesday August 4
Corley: (SWTOR) MFN Special Edition 9pm ET; Contact Max and Sema
Wednesday August 5
Corley: (FFXIV) MFN Special Edition 9pm ET; Contact Abovan
Thursday August 6
Nawkar: (WoW Horde) Ny’alotha Fel Rush–Glide Invitational 9pm ET; Contact Nawkar
Friday August 7
Sy: (ESO) MFN 9pm ET; Visit Homes and Hang Out; Contact Dankinia
Sy: (FFXIV) MFN Late Night 11pm ET; Fashionista Night; Contact Abovan
Saturday August 8
Nawkar: (WoW Alliance & Horde) Pet-Quest Expedition – this event extends to both Alliance and Horde where we will be completing several quests that unlock pets! Our Alliance friends will be seeking new creature companions from 3-5pm ET, while the Horde hunts for various varmints from 6-8 ET. Contact Gustytail and Fezgig for details.
Nawkar: (LOTRO) Hide and Seek Rescue Event 8:30pm ET; There will be clues to find an officer then try to keep the low level toon alive while they purposely pull mobs until they get to a safe location. Prizes will be given out.; Contact Maellung
Nawkar: (WoW Horde) NOOB Special Edition 11pm ET; Legacy Raid Night; Contact Dankinia
Sunday August 9
Corley: (WoW Classic) Sunday Funday Special Edition 2pm ET; Contact Nevermore
Corley: (STO) MFN 8:30pm ET; Risa Event and Beach Day; Contact Dent
And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Syreyne, Nawkar, and Corley for joining us. And don’t forget, after the show is the AIE podcast stream, this week they are doing:
Twitter: @SyreyneAIE and on Twitch.tv/Syreyne
Nawkar: AIE Discord
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/
No segments this week, but…
Next time, we’ll be talking to Abovan in FFXIV. So until then, AIE…
– This is Mkallah
– This is Tetsemi
– This is Mewkow
And this has been… The AIE Podcast.