On this episode of The AIE Podcast…
- The Organization is on the Move
- November MEGA – more fun than getting trampled at Walmart!
- Stay Tuned for FFXIV news on Black Friday, more fun than a fist fight at Best Buy!
- November is a busy month in ALL THE GAMES!
- And, Syreyne is here to talk to us about AIE in World of Warcraft!
All that and more coming up right now…
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Welcome to episode #356 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Mewkow: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mkallah: (Hey, guys, there are cherry scones and pumpkin souffle in the guild kitchen). This week we are joined by special guests Syreyne who is here to talk to us about AIE in World of Warcraft Welcome!
Ok, we’ll be digging into WoW 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 – FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern
In community fun news, our officer team is right now working on something fun for everyone this winter. You can expect an announcement around the beginning of December. For now, block out some time on your calendars for the weekend of January 22nd. Stay tuned and stay warm. An AIE Winter is coming!
Streaming and Guild Podcast News
SWTOR ESCAPE POD CAST 359: DESSERT
The Feast of Prosperity is drawing to a close. We talk about the story, achievements, rewards.
SWTOR ESCAPE POD CAST 360: 6.2 REACTIONS!
Check this out for our hot takes reactions (well, spirited discussion) to the 6.2 update on the PTS.
Working Class Nerds
Episode 87: Marcus Moves and Musselman Makes Media!!
Marcus and Nick sit down with one of Marcus’s favorite raid teammates, and fellow Twitch Streamer- Musselman! The trio talks about the new console releases, some updates to SWTOR, and the games they’re digging into!
Fleet Action Report Ep 17 Guest Stars part 1
Nikodas and Grebog celebrate the Voice Actors of Star Trek Online. These Guest Stars brought their characters to life on the big screen and in game.
Fleet Action Report Ep 18 A Call to Arms Battlegrounds
Nikodas and Grebog are conquering Battle Zones in the Solanea Dyson Sphere. These fleet and ground battles require coordination and teamwork to win.
Season 22: Shades of the Nephalem, patch 2.6.10 released on 6 Nov 2020: https://us.diablo3.com/en-us/blog/23548757/season-22-shades-of-the-nephalem-patch-2610-now-live-11-6-2020
Ask for Clan and Community invites in the public Discord’s #nomads channel.
The new expansion has launched on 10 Nov 2020: Beyond Light
Apply to the Alea Iacta Est Clan at https://www.bungie.net/en/ClanV2?groupid=2122972
Dual Universe Update
The Organization has MOVEDto an exciting new location on the far side of Alioth this new location gives all Org members room to build in the immediate area with lots of free and empty tiles up for grabs.
Max continues work on the Anti-Grav ship
The planned cyberpunk city has its first building in place with many more to come.
Work is still being done in preparation for the next Alioth Aerospace Expo in January.
With new territory comes lots of new infrastructure to build including Factories, Space Port, Dry Dock, and Voxel Work Space.
Salvaging is back in the game! So if you ever wanted to be a treasure hunter now if your opportunity.
While the Org currently has a surplus demand will be high over the coming weeks to months for Tier 1 ore.
See Game Notes
During MFN this past week, we completed the HK-51 questline with many Imperial guildies getting their HK-51 companion and a few getting their umpty-umpth one.
In the previous week, we ran an Operation on the Pub side.
November MEGA will be a Black Friday MEGA. Lighthearted and fun activities will abound.
The public test server is up and three new things are on there to try out and test: Login Rewards, a new Emote system, and a new Flashpoint. Log into the public test server to check them out and provide feedback.
Come see what’s going on ingame on Friday nights. Depending on the date, it could be Master Mode Flashpoints, Achievements, or MEGA!
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 next live letter is set for November 27th, and people are predicting the release date of patch 5.4 will be December 8th. With that, a new treasure dungeon will be released, and more phat lewts for the taking!
Recent MFN’s have been focused on clearing zones of Skyshards, exploring delves and public dungeons, and killing world bosses.
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.
Fleet is still working on tier 3 upgrades for the spire and embassy.
There is an lifetime subscription sale going on now until December 10th. $100 off. So right now only $199.99
That i@dent does fleet nights on Sunday at 8:30 pm eastern
New Episode drops on Nov 17th. Voice Acting is being added to the last 2 episodes. If you log in when the new story chapters are added, you will get them for free.
Dungeons and more run Friday November 20th at 9pm eastern
During SNL we did Harvestmath events and took advantage of the 25% skirmish marks event
The next Chicken Play Race is being planned for January
We will be going back into PvMP after the next update
PvMP focused update has been on Bullroarer (PTS)
And with that, let’s get back to Syreyne and find out what’s going on with AIE in the World of Warcraft.
We had 23 people participate in the Scourge Busters week long transmog event in Discord, including one person from Final Fantasy!
First Place is Darowyn from the Horde with 6 votes and a transmog from the original scourge invasion!
Places 2-5 were a tie with 5 votes each!
Ari from the Alliance
Ulto Dee from the Alliance
Jason (Pycelle) from the Horde
Dazhnabog (Secondaid) from Final Fantasy
It was exciting to see a cross-game participate! Thank you everyone that joined in on the fun. The contest may be over, but the Discord channel is still up so go take a look at the awesome ideas everyone came up with!
Shadowlands Block Parties:
Gustytail is hosting a pre-expansion block party in Orgrimmar for the 2 hours before Shadowlands launches. Bring fireworks, extra pets, mog gear, and more! There will be parades, shenanigans, and fun! Bring anything you want to clear out your bags, old feasts, boozy toys, etc. Have you been to our events? Ever thought about helping out? Never knew what to do or who to ask? Now’s your chance! Gusty is looking for someone that has the time to host an equally awesome party for the Alliance in Stormwind at the same time! Flag her down in Discord and volunteer for fun!
Speaking of Shadowlands, there are some pre-patch events going on now. Mostly, everyone is heading for Icecrown to battle the lag boss, I mean the party train….no really, the killing of the rares. They drop ilvl 100 gear, which is great for all those new level 50 alts everyone is making with the 16th anniversary buff. There is also a “new” world boss that drops weapons and has a super cool cinematic.
Wowhead has a really nice guide to help navigate the pre-patch events. Check it out on their website, or click the link in the show notes.
Well, as you should know, we are present on both the Horde and the Alliance in WoW retail. But things are a bit unbalanced. I mean, the Horde has 11 co-guilds and the Alliance only has one. Let’s build up our numbers and fight the good fight in Shadowlands!
To make that happen, Blue Side is launching a new campaign, Quest for Coguild. We want to invite everyone to try out the Alliance side. Join us in Stormwind. Wear blue, not red! So pick up the gauntlet and share your best campaign slogans in Discord or on twitter @AIEGuild with #QuestforCoguild. Thanks Kazrik for the hashtag idea!
Here is a sample of the ones we came up with during Friday night raid.
Sareynna: AIE Alliance: Keep a leader for more than one expansion.
Fez: AIE Alliance: We don’t have trolls in trade chat.
Fez: AIE Alliance: We don’t eat babies.
Kazrik: AIE Alliance: Same AIE family, same AIE fun!!
Reznikov: AIE Alliance: When world PvP feels too easy.
Ulto Dee: AIE Alliance: We got Leeeeeroooooooy Jennnnnnkinsss!
And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Syreyne for joining us. And don’t forget, after the show is the AIE podcast stream, this week they are doing:
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And now it’s time to play all of the great AIE member segments we received this week, including…
Well, no segments this week, but you all know the deal! If you want to flex your creative muscles and create a segment that is three minutes or under, please send it to our email!
Next time, we’ll be talking to Guest in Game. So until then, AIE…
– This is Tetsemi
– This is Mewkow
– This is Mkallah
And this has been… The AIE Podcast.