The AIE Podcast #363 – Choices matter, beware the deathsquitos

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Tetsemi: Do you like trucks? Do you like ships? Boy, do we have a game for you!
    AIE in WOW is Stylish!
    The Jester’s Festival is coming- and we’re not fooling!
    Death till Dawn is on the horizon
    And, we have Sema and Max here to talk about all things AIE in SWTOR

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #363 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

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

Working Class Nerds –

Episode 99: The Twins!

Marcus and Nick are joined by THE TWINS aka great friends of the pod, Joey Fetta and Al! Their topic of discussion is How Video Games have helped people get through the pandemic. The usual conversational shananagins ensues… Enjoy! Also, you can call in and leave us a voicemail for Episode 100 this Thursday, March 25th via Google Voice! The number is: (413) 351-2144

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast –

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 373: 6.2.1 Amps And Uprisings

6.2.1 brought us a new amplifier roll system, Uprising updates, and Conquest changes.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 374: 6.3 Incoming

6.3 was just announced today in a fun-filled live stream.

STO – Fleet Action Report –

Fleet Action Report Ep 34 Small Craft

Fleet Action Report episode 34 Small Craft. This episode Nikodas and Grebog cover the various small craft, from how to acquire them to what you do with them.

Fleet Action Report Ep 35 Guest Stars Part 5

Fleet Action Report episode 35 Guest Stars Part 5. Nikodas and Grebog are back with another episode about the voice actors in Star Trek Online. This episode we talk about everyone brought in during 2018. We have a guest with us, Midnightage to help us with some of their personal experiences with interviewing a few of the actors.

Dual Universe

PkhBasko attended the recent car show in game to show off his truck he designed and built and managed to win a ship while there.
Catavarie recently showed off a small fleet of ships at a recent Fly In and received some good feedback on them.
New ship design ideas are being worked on daily by members of the org.

The Org is in the planning phases for setting up a showroom for selling ships in game to other players.
We are also preparing to start on a very special ship to show off at the next Fly In scheduled for Memorial Day weekend.

Patch 0.24 came with some big changes to textures for elements and materials as well as terrain and flora. Also if you listen closely at night you can now hear crickets.

Trial of Style ran: Sat 3/20 6pm for the Horde, Sun 3/21 4pm for the Alliance.

And, don’t worry, you didn’t miss all of the fun! Trial of style runs with additional times at Tues 3/23 8-8:30pm Alliance, 8:30-9pm Horde. All times Eastern aka Server.

Check out #pics-or-it-didn’t-happen channel in Discord for pictures!

WoW Classic
Rumors of Burning Crusade beta starting next week (emails send, but still not in downloader… and downloader updated Wednesday)

See Game Notes

Recent MFNs have been focused on grouping up for dungeons with a high level group running one of the two new dungeons and a lower level group running random dungeons for experience and levels

There have been several conversations recently regarding leveling and skills especially since the forced reset. Feel free to ask questions or join in the conversations in discord.

There is normally at least one death caused by gravity due to Dankinia leading people off cliffs

The Jesters Festival in-game even starts on Thursday, March 25th and runs until April 1st at 10am EDT. As usual, for MFN we will be grouping up to help each other complete the dailies. The first daily each day will reward event tickets.

This event also has a 100% experience boost memento you can obtain and use for the duration of the event which will be super handy now that the Champion point cap has been lifted.

The free pet in the crown store that is available as part of update 29 as well as the free respecs will no longer be available after March 22nd at 10 am EDT on PC and March 30th 10am EDT on Consoles so don’t forget to grab the pet before it’s gone.

Patch 5.5, titled “Death Unto Dawn” has an official release date of April 13th. We’re getting a Letter from the Producer Live on April 2nd, which will come with the trailer for the patch.

The patch is slated to contain a whole bunch of content, but the highlights include:
Part 1 of the 5.5 story, part 2 coming at a later date.
The final alliance raid in the YoRHA: Dark Apocalypse crossover
The close of the Sorrow of Werlyt storyline, where we get to fight FFXIV’s version of the Diamond Weapon.
A new Bozja battlefield, “Zadnor” which will close out the Save the Queen storyline and finish our relic weapons”
New rare crafting ingredients in chests for map night!

STO Is currently running a Galaxy Goes to Red Alert event. 10 days of progress earns an Experimental Ship Upgrade Token, a Specialization Point, and an Ultimate Tech upgrade. They game is also running a Bonus Marks event and a Mudd’s Market sale which includes a new bundle. All these end on 4/1/21.

The next Dungeon and more night is April 9th from 9-11 eastern

SNL is still going on Saturday night from 8:30-10:30 eastern

Update 29 has dropped and with it a new level 45 zone.

March 18- April 7 is the return of the Spring Festival so we are currently getting lost in the maze

If anyone wants help running skirmishes or epic battles let us know in the #lotro channel

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

Don’t forget to mention Marcus’ survey for his hardmode training group.


And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Sema and Max for joining us.

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Next time, we’ll be talking to ourselves for an all host show!. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.