The AIE Podcast #358 – Bandwidth starved but no drought of games

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Join the AIECon Winter 2021 for some frosty fun!
    AIE Alliance is turning two!
    SWTOR ends a VERY LONG story arch and new things are in store for 2021
    All of your favourite weekly events are back, baby!
    And, we are our own guests!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #358 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 chai waffles in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are doing an all host show! Welcome, Us!

Ok, we’ll talk about what we’ve been doing on our break shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News


AIECon Winter 2021 – Aiming for the weekend of January 22nd! There is a post on the guild website, and a link in the show notes.

Signups for board games and D&D will start this week and you’ll want to get in there and get a slot. Please watch the page above and Discord channel #aiecon-january-2021 for more information!

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
Fleet Action Report

Fleet Action Report Ep 25 Guests Stars Part 2

Nikodas and Grebog fight through internet issues during the live show to bring you this episodes. We are back with more of the guest stars of Star Trek Online and the voice acting they have done to help bring STO to life.

Fleet Action Report Ep 26 Enemies Part 5

Nikodas and Grebog are back for another episode of Fleet Action Report. This time we go into some of the servitor races of the Iconians. Come learn and see the combat abilities of the 3 of STOs greatest threats!

SWTOR The Escape Pod Cast


We kick off the new year with our 2021 predictions and more on this episode of The Escape Pod Cast for Star Wars The Old Republic with @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-366.

Working Class Nerds

Episode 92: Welcome to the Kymerian Family!

Marcus and Nick sit down with The Kymeri! Kymeri is a Twitch streamer who specializes in Star Wars video game content (specifically SWTOR’s PVP). They talk about the new High Republic books and comics, and a whole lot about Kymeri’s rise to Twitch steaming success! You can find Kymeri at: You can find Marcus at:

Dual Universe Update

We have been hard at work developing new ship designs to sell to other players in the game.
PkhBasko has begun selling a warp shuttle and is recieving good reviews on it.
The planned cyberpunk style city is coming along and will see some design changes coming soon ™

Alioth Aerospace Expo for January was pushed back after the last major update allowing us more time to prepare our ships to be showroom ready.
A rework of one the Org’s original ships is underway to make it more viable to be sold to other players within the game.

Update 0.23 came to the game in December causing major changes to Crafting and Industry which have affected the way everyone plays the game.]


Noob Raid has restarted after expansion/winter break. We will be running LFR for the next few weeks so there is an iLvl requirement of 170 to join us.

Alliance update – Alea Iacta Est Virtus on Earthing Ring-US, will be coming up on it’s 2-year anniversary this March.


We invited our 800th character (welcome aboard Karn!) this morning, with two more invites approved.

We continue to get new people who are either coming back to the game after many years gap, are Horde friends checking out the Alliance side, or some people who are new to WoW or looking for a family friendly casual environment to play in. We had a new member join that found us through Frogpants (welcome aboard Yopper!). And Fez’s wife came back to the game after a year away.

Mythic runs happen weekly to help folks see content and gear up for raid.

Remember you can always find the guild officers in Discord in the #lfo channel or by pinging them @officers. You can always request WoW guild invites via the in-game system by searching “alea iacta est virtus”, even if there are no officers online. Just remember, you have to go back to Guilds & Communities (J) to accept the invite once an officer approves it.

For more updates please check out –

WoW Classic

Burning Crusade rumors, with a launch date before this summer vacation… seems distinct servers, so Classic will remain. Hopefully we’ll get solid information from BlizzConline in February!

Naxxramas is in full swing, the last raid of Classic

During the holidays we continued with MFN on Tuesdays and MEGA each month. We rang in the new year with not only our first 2021 MFN this week, but also the first Master Mode Friday Night of 2021. During MFN, we took on some world bosses that we don’t normally do which provided a chance for some guildies to see them for the first time.

The end of the year in SWTOR brought one last story beat that was the finale of a story that has been going on for essentially nine years. And with that, also came the seeds a new story. We have hints to go on and we think the new villain of the galaxy might be Darth Malgus. If it is him, it should be a wild ride. Malgus is a nuanced character who has been on both sides of torture and slavery. He has known unbridled power, but also love and loss. He has been a ruler and a rebel. There is a lot of speculation about who else might be involved and we are all looking forward to seeing how it plays out.

Tune in Tuesday nights for MFN and Friday nights for Master Mode Flashpoints and Achievements. And stay tuned for more info on January’s MEGA!


On Thursday, January 21st, patch 5.41 will hit and this one focuses on crafting. At least, the crafting for Ishguard restoration. The skybuilder’s ranking will complete then, so expect a mad dash to craft.


After a two week holiday break, the first MFN on 2021 happened on Friday night. We chatted about how we all spent the holidays while clearing public dungeons.

As usual, there was at least one death cause by gravity to make sure MFN’s for the year got started off correctly.

Now that the holiday’s are behind us, MFN’s are happening again.

January 21st at 5pm EST there will be a Global Reveal Event on Bethesda’s Twitch channel to introduce the 2021 Chapter and year-long adventure.


We’re expecting a big announcement sometime soon in regards to the Anniversary event. Only thing going on currently is an Admiralty Event which increases EXP from the Admiralty system.


Next dungeon and more night is coming up on Friday, January 15th at 9pm ET


During SNL we stayed casual to end and start the year
We will be going back into PvMP this Saturday

2021 we will be trying to run more group content.
As guildies get toons higher levels we will try to do past end game going into current end game stuff

The next update is supposed to bring us game performance improvements

And with that, let’s get back to us! .

Hosts talk about what they have been doing since we last podcasted

Question of the show- what was the geekiest thing you gave or got for the holidays this year?

And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank ourselves 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…

The return of Ask Buxley

Next time, we’ll it’s a new year, so we are still working on getting our guest lined up. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.