The AIE Podcast #357 – I’d just as soon hug a Wookiee

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    We have your holiday gaming schedule update
    ESO is Undaunted!
    The Future is Rewritten in stone
    There’s no place like Frostbluff for the Holidays
    And, we have Sema and Max here to talk to us about AIE in SWTOR

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #357 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 Sema and Max who is here to talk to us about AIE in SWTOR Welcome!

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

AIE News

Welcome to Nikodas (of STO and Fleet Action Report fame) our newest AIE Officer!

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

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
The Escape Pod Cast

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 361: Spirit Of Vengeance

We show off and talk through Spirit of Vengeance, the new flashpoint in 6.2 on the PTS.

Fleet Action Report

Fleet Action Report Ep 19 Klingon Defense Force

Nikodas and Grebog take on the Klingon Defense Force as it takes the stage by storm. They’re bold, they’re gruff, they respect power, and they’re honorable.

Fleet Action Report Ep 20 PVP Oh My!!

This time on Fleet Action Report Nikodas and Grebog delve into pvp and bring along some friends. While we only do private match PVP, we do discuss the STO pvp scene and some things you may want to know to get started.

Working Class Nerds

Episode 88: SWTOR Livestream Breakdown with Intisar!

6.2 was announced and broken down today with a livestream from Bioware. Marcus sits down with Intisar from “This Week in Aurebesh” We breakdown the livestream and even get into some tinfoil hat stuff about the plans for SWTOR’s 10 year Anniversary.

Destiny 2

Same as last time, really. Activity has been a bit higher but not anything to report on the “AIE activity” front.

Beginning on 1 Dec, accounts will no longer be supported for user signins to the Bungie website or Destiny companion app.

Additionally, anyone with an old PC only clan membership (Blizz) account, pre-Steam migration will be kicked from the clan to free up some room for member applications. You can always be re-invited should you return to the game via the Clan page linked in the discord pinned topics:

Claim your Prime Gaming Rewards for Destiny 2:

Diablo 3

Season 22 is ongoing. Should you want an invite to the Nomad Clan or AIE Community, please ask via the public discord #nomads channel. Feel free to @mention Durus.

Just a reminder, Noob Raid is on break and will resume on January 9th at 11pm Server (EST) so people can take their time leveling in the expansion and enjoying the holiday season.
AIE WoW Block party was a fun time, both Alliance and Horde sides. Thanks to GustyTail for heading up the party!
If you are feeling overwhelmed by all the new systems in Shadowlands, here’s a good Week 1 guide once you hit level 60 –
Reminder to use the Guild Finder and search for Alea Iacta Est on Earthen Ring US either Horde or Alliance. Once your application is approved, you’ll need to go back in and accept the invitation.

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!


Recent MFN’s have been focused on clearing zones of Skyshards, exploring delves and public dungeons, killing world bosses, and dungeon runs.

We have continued the tradition of following Kini off cliffs and getting lost while searching for Skyshards.

The Undaunted Event Runs from December 3rd to December 15 which is an event focused on the four person instanced dungeons and the daily delve quest from Bolgrul.

MFN’s will be focused on doing the daily delve quest as well as splitting up into groups of four to tackle run the daily dungeons for Undaunted Reward Boxes and the first one of the day will include 3 event tickets.

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

Thursday Night Bozjern (BOSH-jen) Front nights are still going on. Working on that resistance weapon? Just want to stick it to the evil empire? Come meet up at the FC house at 9:30PM EST.

Map Nights still continue to be profitable and fun. Grab your 80 (with all of the zones unlocked), your treasure hunting spirit, and some good humor as we meet on the lawn of the FC house at 9:30pm EST on Saturdays.

Patch 5.4 Futures Rewritten, has been previewed and scheduled to release on December 8th!

And for proof that the patch is on it’s way, we have the hype story trailer for the patch, right here. Check the show notes on for the link.

If you are looking for more details from the Live Letter that explained all of these updates, well, you can watch the live stream on demand, but it’s all in Japanese, so unless you know the language, you will need to use the many translations are that are up on the FFXIV reddit page.

Of course, down in #ffxiv channel in the AIE discord, we always jump on the patch notes as soon as they hit to talk about the details of the changes that we see that may not have been covered in the patch previews. So, jump on down, and we hope to see you adventuring with us in Final Fantasy XIV.

Fleet Nights are Sunday at 8:30 PM run by @Dent .

The projects are moving along nicely. Fleet Spire has had the very last project counting down. The fleet embassy had the last recruitment branch counting down and once it completes we will have the final upgrade for a tier 3 embassy to work on.

SNL through December will be pretty lax. Come hangout in voice and in game
With the Yuletide Festival coming next week we will hangout in Frostbluff

Things are being planned for January, so stay tuned

There is a 50% off sale on most expansion packs in the lotro market.

And with that, let’s get back to Sema and Max and find out what’s going on in SWTOR.

Guild Stuff
MFN on Tuesdays
Well attended
Fun times
Shout out to BC
6 or 7 Operations Teams
2 teams on Sunday night that have often been combining to run 15 man
MEGA – Monthly
Variety Friday

Game Stuff
Game Update 6.2
Feast event
Life Day
New update coming soon – on the PTS now
New Flashpoint – Spirit of Vengeance. Mandalorian story, but not THAT Mandalorian
Login Rewards
Emote window

Guild Stuff
Block Party
Lots of early raid team questions hitting the Discord channels

Game Stuff
Leveling good
End game getting interesting

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And now it’s time to play all of the great AIE member segment we received this week, including…

Ask Buxley

It’s time for our annual podcast break, we will be back in January! So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.