The AIE Podcast #355 – Zombie High: You’ll one-shot your eye out

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mkallah: AIE wants to pick your brain!
    Tetsemi: Blizzard is serving up your Thanksgiving appetizer
    Mewkow: To Nar Shaddaa and beyond
    Mkallah: AIE is venturing forth into the Bozjern (BOSH-jen) Front
    Tetsemi: And, we are talking to ourselves!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #355 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Mkallah: – (Hey, folks, there are pumpkin tarts and croissants in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are talking to ourselves! Welcome, US!!

Ok, we’ll be digging into our question of the week 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
Wednesday – FFXIV 9 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV(Late Night) 11 pm Eastern
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern

We are starting to brainstorm some new, unique activities and events for our community. We wanted your thoughts on ideas we’ve had recently on ways we all might have more fun together. There’s no guarantee that we’ll be able to get these going but your input would be a great help in building momentum. If you have a couple minutes, check this out. Thanks!

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 357: Digging Into The Feast

The Feast of Prosperity is live so we dig in and get our first taste of this new event.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 358: The Mandalorian Season 1 Recap

Season 2 of The Mandalorian is finally here so we do a quick Season 1 recap to get us all ready.

Working Class Nerds
Episode 86: SWTOR Bromance

Marcus is joined With Kitty Kisses to talk all about SWTOR! Also talk about what a bromance is!

Star Trek Online
Fleet Action Report Ep 15 Basic Features

This time Nikodas and Grebog talk about all the basic features of the game from core settings, your HUD setup, to key binds and more. After all that they discuss the delta, temporal and gamma recruits. And while they sadly can not be created, to keep your eyes out and create one if they bring back the availability temporarily.

Fleet Action Report Ep 16 Enemies pt 3 Gorn, Breen, and Voth

Grebog and Nikodas are fighting for the fate of the Deferi people. They engage some of the older enemies in STO, and maybe one of the newer threats. We go into the details of the Gorn, the Breen and the Voth. We cover the various aspects in space and ground compact that each bring into combat, so you know what to expect.

Dual Universe Update

The Organization ran 2 separate rescue operations to save a member who had run into trouble.
New Ships and Buildings are being constructed by all the members of the Org. This week be sure to check out pictures of PkhBasko’s latest ship in the Dual Universe channel in Discord.
Max meanwhile is busy working at building the first Anti-Grav ship in the Org. We all can’t wait to see what he comes up with.

The Org is currently planning for the next Alioth Aerospace Expo to be held in January.
The Org is also looking at possible relocation sites with room for all to gather together.

The biggest news in DU this week is that the current area Safe Zone Triangle will be remaining PVP free. This opens up several more planets and moons along with a large area of space in which people can safely build without concern for having their assets blown up by pirates.

WoW’s Anniversary is now live with a 16% Rep and Experience bonus
Shadowlands pre-patch is dropping November 10th with in-game events and keep an eye on Noob Raid for the pre-patch World Boss.
Shadowlands expansion launch is Monday November 23rd at 3pm PST/6pm EST as it’s a world wide simultaneous launch.
Normal/Heroic raiding opens on Dec 8th, with Mythic/LFR Wing 1 launching on December 15th. LFR Wing 2 will launch Jan 5th, and the rest of the LFR wings will open every two weeks after.

The Alliance guild hit over 600 members with all the people creating new alts or bringing characters over due to the 30% off Blizzard services sale.

The in game Guild Finder is how we do many of our invites, please remember, once you’ve put in an application, on either side, the officers will review and approve the application. Once it’s been approved, you need to go back to the Guild/Community Panel and accept the approved invitation and you’ll be in the guild.

WoW Classic
The UO raid team cleared BWL for the second time!
Join us for MC on Saturdays, BWL on Sundays, and starting on AQ40 with 1/9 bosses so far!
Guild chat is connected via Greenwall with United Orgrimmar, so feel free to chat and group up to level with our friends!

Vanilla “Sundae” Fundays is starting a tentative holiday schedule for November/December. So keep an eye on the discord channel for updates each week! And due to the time change we will be starting at 1pm Eastern!

If you’re active in WoW Retail that means you’re able to play WoW Classic too! Let us know if you make a toon, need a guild invite, or bags to get started!

During MFN this past week, among other things, BC took us all the Nar Shaddaa to make sure we had one of the missions from the new Feast of Prosperity event, and then we went to kill the WB for that mission. By the end of the evening, we basically had our Conquest target for the week well handled. We also came in Mandalorian garb to celebrate the beginning of season 2 of The Mandalorian. You can see a pic on discord in #ssoritdh
Last month’s MEGA was epic! Not only did we have spooky costumes, but we got together and acquired the Fleet Datacron. It was very gratifying to see how many people still needed it and were able to get it.

Repeat PSA: If you have not acquired your Vanguard Squadron inspired mini-pet (offered due to the release of Star Wars: Squadrons), be sure to log in before NOV 7th.

Be sure to log in on Friday nights for MM Flashpoints, Achievements, and MEGAs! Also, let BC and Marcus know if you have things you’d like to see us do for MFN or MEGA.

Recent MFN’s have been focused on killing the various bosses as part of the Witches Festival that runs through November 3rd at 10 AM Est.
We have continued the tradition of following Kini off cliffs and getting lost while searching for Skyshards.

Weekly MFN’s will be either zone clears, public dungeon clears, or dungeon runs until the next event.

Please feel free to raid the guild bank for items your characters might need.

Map nights continue to run Saturday nights at 9:30pm EST, meeting up at the FC house prior to rolling out. Maps, loot, fun to be had, just show up. Maps are not required to attend. Being level 80 and all of the Shadowbringers zones unlocked are needed, in case you dinged 80 prior to unlocking the “final” zone (spoilers, but hey, Shadowbringers has been out for awhile now.) Flying does not have to be unlocked, as we do have many folks with multi-person mounts now. If you don’t have an 80 yet, stay tuned as we do fill in level 70 and level 60 map nights from time to time.

Thursday nights, AIE is also venturing into the Bozjern (BOSH-jen) Front to help unlock the rewards from the new zone and progress though the story of the Bozjern Resistance take the fight to the IVth (4th) Imperial Legion. Again we meet up at the FC house, but at 9:30PM EST. Being part of a group is much safer and much more fun in this content. Hope to see you there.

The Spire holding and Embassy holding are working toward their last tier upgrade projects and they will be done.

@Dent still is running the Fleet nights on Sunday at 8:30 PM Eastern.

November 30 is the next dungeons and more night starting at 8 central/ 9 eastern. Mad Kings runs till November 3 so make sure you get in there while you can.

The Harvestmath Festival is back through 11/24. We are also looking to bring back the Chicken Play race in the near future so stay tuned for more details.

And with that, let’s go around the table for our question of the episode!

With the holidays upon us, what is your favorite in-game holiday event that you’ve been a part of and/or created for others?


Mkallah: Noblegarden, Orphans week, Call of Cthulhu one shot

Tetsemi: D&D – Christmas themed one-shot, WoW – Raid Team Gift Exchange for Solstice

And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank you, the chatroom, 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 . And for past episodes, you can see them on our Youtube channel, ! 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 segments we received this week, including…

Next time, we’ll be talking to, well, we will be talking to Sy about AIE in WOW and the prepatch fun! So until then, AIE…

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