The AIE Podcast #360 – Pretend tank; Public Dungeoning

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Tetsemi: We are ready to wrap up this raid(e)
    Mewkow: We’re doing it online!
    Mkallah: Happy 11th anniversary to STO
    Tetsemi: SWTORs getting ready to RUMMMBLLLLLE!
    Mewkow: And, Dankinia is here to talk about AIE in ESO

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #360 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 Dankinia is taking a break from falling off of things to talk to us about AIE in ESO Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into ESO 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 – 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
Guild podcast news

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 369: Light Of The Jedi

The High Republic is coming. We are starting a book club style discussion for the month of February.

Working Class Nerds

Episode 95: The Celebration of Ootini!

The WCN gentlemen are joined by the hosts of Ootinicast, Chill and Kitty! Together they talk about SWTOR, AIE Con 2021 aaaannnd of course Ootinicast!

Fleet Action Report
Fleet Action Report Ep 27 Starship Mastery and leveling

This time on Fleet Action Report Grebog takes the reigns solo as Nikodas is out sick with Covid. Grebog covers one of the fastest ways to level up your ship mastery. This should help those with the obvious reason of unlocking more starship traits to use. Grebog even delves into an Elite patrol

Fleet Action Report Ep 28 Guest Stars part 3

Nikodas and Grebog bring you another Fleet Action Report. This time we are covering the voice actors in the game from 2016.

Fleet Action Report Ep 29 11th Anniversary Event

In this episode of Fleet Action Report, Nikodas and Grebog take you through ALL the news and events that have been happening leading up to the 11th Anniversary. And then we delve into the 11th anniversary and what there is to do.


For those that signed up to play D&D with Catavarie, check your Discord DMs for your game invites.

Division 2
Resident Evil 25 Anniversary Cross-over Apparel Event

-Destiny 2
There’s a small, relatively active group of Guardians regularly playing the game. Post in the Nomads / #destiny2 discord chat with fellow players.

Join the cross-saved Clan at the following link:

Weekly Clan engrams are available at the Clan vendor in the Tower. Currently, the Gambit and Nightfall engrams are available on a regular basis.

Interested in raiding on the PC? The Clan is looking for a few more people for the current raid content. Post in the discord if you’re interested. Looking to raid on another platform, also coordinate in discord.

The new “Season of the Chosen” starts on Tuesday.

Raid Team News

Noob Raid is now 10/10 LFR having gotten Denathrius down last night.

F.E.R.T is 4/10 Normal
HFO (Alliance) is 6/10 Normal
Filthy Casuals is 9/10 Normal
Where is the tank is 9/10 Normal
Behind the Curve is 10/10 Normal
Horeshoes and Handgrenades (H&H) is 3/10 Heroic
Last Stand is 4/10 Heroic
PJFC is 4/10 Heroic
Kiddie Aggro is 7/10 Heroic
Better Late than Never is 9/10 Heroic

Raid Team Recruitment

Horseshoes & Handgrenades(H&H) is a late night heroic raiding team in the dignitas sub-guild. We raid Mondays and Thursdays from 11:55pm to 2am ET(Server time), with a couple nights of M+ dungeoning on the side. We are always looking for people that enjoy a bit of challenge in the heroic scene without getting too stressed about burning through the highest content. At the moment, we are hunting for Healers and DPS, but could always use tankable classes for backups or M+ runs. Feel free to reach out if you have questions.

Hell Froze Over: Hell Froze Over is a casual raid group with the following goal of Fun>Loot, Camaraderie>Progression, Pirates>Ninjas, and Crispy>Wiggly. Friday nights, we begin invites around 7:45 pm with a goal to pull trash at 8:00 pm. We take breaks at the top of each hour and end the raid at 11:00 pm. All times are EST. We encourage people to bring the class they enjoy most. Have friends on other realms? No problem. We have several team members in other realms. We do ask that you keep your hands and feet inside the raid at all times. horns tooting minions cheering.

For more about HFO please message Fez [WoW]#9407 on Discord, or in game with battletag Fezgig#1509.

AIE Alliance on Earthing Ring-US, will be coming up on it’s 2-year anniversary this March. Please share any ideas you have on how we can celebrate, let Fez, Sy, or Gusty know.

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.

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

Remember you can always find the AIE 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”, 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.

BlizzConline will be free to watch online February 19 and 20. There will six channels of content to watch covering all the games.

To go along with BlizzConline …

Commemorate 30 years of Blizzard® games and universes with three treasure troves of in-game items and extras! The limited-time bundles will help you channel the anniversary spirit as you adventure and battle in World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Hearthstone®, Diablo® III, StarCraft® II, StarCraft®: Remastered, and Heroes of the Storm®

If you have, or buy a 6-month sub to WoW you’ll get the Lucky Yun Mount. It’s a golden bull who will bestow prosperity upon anyone who touches its glittering hide.

WoW Classic
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!

STO is in it’s 11th anniversary. The event includes a special Klingon Recruit, with several account-level unlocks, a Tier-6 Ship reward, a new party popper, and an easy way to unlock additional emotes. The event lasts until the 25th.

Let’s get ready to RUMMMBLLLLLE!!

This week AIE in SWTOR is battling to win a planet. This meta-game is available only a few times a year and we are going all out. For perspective, AIE Guildies have put over 85m (placeholder number) points on the scoreboard, which is many times what we normally do. We are in the lead on our chosen planet of Ziost, but the second place guild has not stopped pressing, so neither will we! MFN, MEGA, Ops teams, as well as other organized and semi-organized activities were all geared and aimed toward this one goal. Every day play counts too, in any style and in any amount.

As for game news, there is new patch coming in a week or so, but who can even think about that. More about it later!

If you have a swtor character, log in, jump over to the pub side, say hi and possibly shoot a few things. Or throw pebbles at them. The week won’t be over until early Tuesday morning.

See Game Notes

FFXIV Patch 5.5 Part 1 is releasing April 13th! This will be part 1 of the story leading into the next expansion named Endwalker.
In days long ago and almost forgotten, Hydaelyn nearly fell to an event called the Final Days, and those days are once again upon us. Endwalker releases in Fall 2021.
Endwalker will contain all new zones and two new jobs. The Sage, a healing class that uses barriers to protect their allies and can augment their magical attacks using a weapon difficult to describe in words but awesome none-the-less. A new Melee DPS will also be released, though we only have vague hints on what it will be. Current consensus seems that it will involve wielding a scythe in heavy armor!

AIE Free Company events in AIE continues:
Every saturday at 9:30pm eastern we’re still doing map night, where we dive into treasure dungeons for phat lewtz
Thursdays at 9pm eastern we hit the fields of Bozja to fight the Garlean Empire and empower this expansion’s relic weapons. If you havent started it yet, now is the perfect time to join!
A group is exploring Heavens on High on Sunday nights, the randomized endless dungeon released with Stormblood. If you’re currently making your way through, hit us up!

Check out the FFXIV channel for more info or if you have any questions!

February 12th for the next dungeons and more night and it is also the Lunar New Year event in GW2, running until the 21st.

We have been hanging out in voice while leveling some toons. All are welcome to hangout with us.
We also went back into PvMP and had some really good fights.

We will be running some group stuff this Saturday for marks
We also will be returning to Monster Play on February 20th. Join us in showing the Freeps who is boss.

Small bug fix patch should be coming sometime this week

And with that, let’s get back to Dankinia and find out what’s going on in ESO.

There was a recent Global Reveal event to reveal the Gates of Oblivion year-long adventure. The adventure starts with the Flames of Ambition DLC on March 8th for PC/Mac and March 16th for Xbox/Playstation. It will have two new dungeons – The cauldron where you will be trying to stop a deadly ritual and Black Drake Villa where you are searching for a book. The new chapter, Blackwood, is scheduled to release on June 1st for PC/Mac and June 8th for Xbox/Playstation. It brings on a new region and new Daedric threats to face and overcome.

And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Dankinia for joining us. Dankinia, where can people find you?

I can be found on Twitter at Dankinia and I stream the ESO Mandatory Fun night on Fridays and Noob Raid on Saturdays at

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 segment we received this week, including…

None this week

Next time, we’ll be talking to Kelseer in FFXIV. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.