The AIE Podcast #349 – 90 minute Patch Timer

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mkallah: The gates are open!
    Tetsemi: Check out BCavanagh’s Conquest Calculator
    Mewkow: House Hunters , ESO Style
    Mkallah: Life’s a beach, join STO on Risa while you listen to us!
    Tetsemi: And, we have Abovan and Durus who are here to talk to us about AIE in FFXIV

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #349 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Mkallah: – (there are cheese souffle and raspberry scones). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Abovan and Durus who are here to talk to us about AIE in FFXIV Welcome!

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

AIE News

We have your MFN schedule- 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 347: Returning Players Top 10 Tips

People keep asking if you’re back. Yeah, I’m thinkin’ you’re back. So for all the returning players like you lately we have a top 10 list of stuff you should know.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 348: New Players Top 10 Tips

This round, we discuss the great new player resources out there and then give you OUR unique spin on top 10 tips for new players.

Working Class Nerds

Epidsode 79: SWTOR Sit-Down with Sithlord_Britt!!!

Marcus and Nick get the chance to chat with friend of the show Sithlord_Britt! They talk about the tricky gaming situations they’ve had this week with COVID and rough weather challenges. PLUS, they get to talk through their feelings on the newest SWTOR livestream road map and SWTOR’s new availability on Steam!

Fleet Action Report ep3 Alien Creator

Grebog botches the audio and so you just hear Grebog and unfortunately no Nikodas, even though he said so many things, possibly even things that may save the world.

Division 2
Ubisoft is currently having their “Co-Op Sale” that’s featuring up to 80% off on multi-player games including the Division 2 at 67% off.

Season 2 – Keener’s Legacy continues with a new Manhunt target this week with a double-XP bonus to both your season and SHD progression this first week for the first 15 levels.

State of the Game streams return this week as well.

A few folks have been getting online and running missions together. Kudos to Dethode, AlbusPuer, and Ayep70 for keeping the virtual streets of DC and NYC clean.

Diablo 3
Season 21 – Trials of Tempests continues, and a few folks have jumped into Sanctuary once more. Have a peak in the app for friends that may be playing. Feel free to shout out for Rowna, Lanius, or Durus for any help or power-leveling if you want to get in on the fun.

Diablo 4’s next quarterly update is still a few months off, but if you have not caught up on the news from the June update, check out

There’s some Diablo Immortals news at The internal playtest milestone is nigh.

Destiny 2
Tomorrow begins the annual tradition of honoring Guardians and their accomplishments: Solstice of Heroes.
Rewards this year will include a rare armor set and ornamental effects that you can earn by completing objectives during the event.
Check out This Week at Bungie for more details

Welcome to the six new additions to the clan on both Steam and Xbox who have joined in the last few months. Make sure to reach out to one another in the public discord to arrange clan activities.

WoW Classic
The Gates of An’Qiraj are now open!

The Vanilla “Sundae” Funday events in WoW Classic during the AIE Guild Summer of Love were great! We had a nice turn out both at the start and end of the event.

Raid nights with the United Orgrimmar team continues to be awesome! Yesterday they cleared Molten Core and finished a full clear of AQ20! The schedule for Molten Core has moved to Saturdays so that more time can be devoted to Blackwing Lair on Sundays. If you’re interested in raiding, let us know and we will help guide you in the right direction!

As of today Sunday, August 9th, Greenwall is now active in WoW Classic! Our goal was to make communication easier with our friends in United Orgrimmar and another small guild called For the Birds during raid nights and various other activities throughout the week. Make sure you download the Greenwall addon so that you see all of the combined conversation otherwise you will only see ? of what’s being said now and you don’t want to miss out. Friendly reminder that the main guild chat is still considered family friendly so please be respectful to everyone!

Huge thanks to Tetsemi for working behind the scenes with Nevermore and Coma from UO to get everything up and running today!

If you’re interested in creating a character with AIE Guild in WoW Classic, we play Horde on the Pagle-PvE realm! Once you make a character, jump into the LFO channel in Discord and request a guild invite. Hope to see you in game soon! ~ GM Nevermore

Alliance Raid Hell Froze Over had 16 people join for Ny’alotha, they got Heroic Wrathion down, Took a couple of shots at Heroic Maut to take a look at the fight, then continued their saved Normal lockout and got Vexiona and Carapice down before calling it a night. They raid on Friday nights from 8pm-11pm ET and welcome anyone who would like to join them, even if they are cross realm.

Guild invites keep rolling in we are at 460 members and even with beta out, we have 10-15 people on at any given time on the Alliance side..

Saturday the Gusty and Fezgig did the Summer of Love battle pet event, and started on the Alliance side and gave out a few pets and did a several hidden pet quests. They moved over to the Horde side for a few more hours and had pretty good response to pets in guild, and again were able to do some hidden quest chains to open up pet vendors.

Gustytail will surely like to share the high moment of the evening, with a pretty cool opportunity that a special someone (identity has not been revealed) allowed us to do with 1 Million Gold!!! All in all, I think a lot of pets went to good foster homes.

Hey, Syreyne- (getting called out), Fezgig now has a full team of Anacoa Chickens lvl 1 to battle your team of left sharks

Last week, SWTOR jumped onto Steam and because of that, it’s a great time to jump back into the game or try it out for the first time. There are a lot of players doing the same. Content creators in general have been covering all the stuff you need to know both as a new player and a returning one. If you want to check SWTOR out, jump into the AIE discord and say hi. We have guilds on both the Republic and the Empire sides on Star Forge server.

Nar Shaddaa Nightlife is still ongoing with lots of guildies reporting having won the big prizes. Apparently it’s not impossible! The event goes on until August 25th.

During our Summer of Love MFN, we went to the Guild Stronghold on Rishi for some impromptu Huttball, then we toured the galaxy killing world bosses. We ended the evening with a mount giveaway where everyone who attended got to choose one from a special Events tab in the guild bank. Thank you to everyone who donated prizes!

On Friday, Maellung’s Flashpoint Friday event started out with a costume contest, and everyone who competed got to choose two outfits from the many that have been donated to the guild. Then we went and did some Master Mode Flashpoints that perhaps we shouldn’t have, which made it all the more fun.

Special note to let everyone know that the newest edition of BCavanagh’s Conquest Calculator is available. This is a tool you can use to plan and track your Conquest activities. Check the pins in discord to find a link!

ESO’s MFN event on Friday was called House Hunters Tamriel Edition. We spent the evening show of some of our personal houses in game and several of our members proved once again they are amazing decorators. Skye’s SoL themed house was outstanding and the attention to detail was amazing. Vore’s library of floating books and neat display of items obtained by the Antiquities skill made it a home that a mage would aspire to reside in. Looci, Shimmer, and Kelseer also opened their homes for our tour. If you want to check out all the houses we visited, the video is on my twitch channel, and will go up on the AIE Youtube channel soon as well.

See Game Notes

STO’s SoL event will be running the Risa event on Sunday at 8:30 PM Eastern. Hang out on the beach, build a sand castle and tour the island. We look forward to seeing everyone

Last night fun was had and prizes were given out at our search and rescue event. If you missed it do not worry it will be coming around again. Do not forget if you have not claimed your free quest packs to do so before the end of the month using the code LOTROFREEQUESTS in the lotro store. Expansion quest packs are also still available for 99 LP through the end of the month as well, this does not include Mordor and Minas Morgul though. Rohan housing is live and AIE has started to take over 1 of the neighborhoods.

There are also the rumblings of the rumor that the band will get back together

And with that, let’s get back to Abovan and Durus and find out what’s going on in FFXIV.

Durus: New Patch Tomorrow!
The Free Trial of the Game
Now includes ALL content up through ARR and the first Expansion Heavenward including the Dark Knight, Machinist, and Astrologia jobs
Level cap raised to 60
Deep Dungeon access expanded to floor 200

Patch 5.3

Patch 5.3 Special Site: <>
Patch Notes: <>

Tomorrow! After 24 hour maintenance.
MSQ – Reflections in Crystal
Dungeon – The Hero’s Gauntlet
Trial – “Mystery Trial”
Raid – “The Puppet’s Bunker” — next Nier Automata raid
Custom Deliveries
Beast Tribe Quests – Tomra “Dwarves”
ARR Overhaul – Flight! Streamlined MSQ! ARR – HW shortened.
Patch 5.31**
Ishgardian Restoration – growth, commercial district
Patch 5.35**
Resistance Weapon – “Save the Queen: Blades of Gunnhildr”
Battlefield (PvP) – The Bozjan Southern Front

Abovan: Laa la laa la la hee!
Summer of Love

Map Nights


FC “Numbers” – Maybe shelf this one. ok

Durus: New Members Notes and AIE community
Membership Roles:
Leadership – Director and game officers “FFXIV Officers”
Community leadership and Emeritus: AIE Officer and Emeritus

Garden Manager – gardens
House Managers – no one currently

Member role: everyone in the FC for over 3 months
Prospect – any new invite

How to get promoted. Don’t idle, 3 months.

Invite procedure.

How to get involved?
Discord, discord, discord!

(Any last minute ‘before the patch hits tomorrow’ advice?)
It is too late for the pebbles to vote! 😉 — get in your beast tributes and other dailies done.

And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Abovan and Durus for joining us.

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

Next time, we’ll be talking to Sema & Max in SWTOR. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.