The AIE Podcast #364 – Unwanted by the Maw; I’ll wait for 9.1

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Congrats on 100 fine episodes, you Working Class Nerds!
    Hey, hey you, don’t forget to log into your toons!
    Friday nights are for SWTOR!
    Wait, the cake isn’t a LIE?
    And, we are talking to ourselves!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #364 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 is a lemon poppyseed coffee cake AND an apple strudel in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week, we are our OWN special guest! Welcome, team!

Ok, we’ll be talking about life, the universe, and Tetsemi’s question of the show 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 100!

Marcus and Nick Celebrate ONE HUNDRED episodes of Working Class Nerds with great friends of the pod, Max and Sema from The SWTOR Escape Podcast! Together they chat about videogames, movies, the trials and tribulations of maintaining a podcast, AND listen to Voicemails from YOU!

Find more of Max and Sema at:
AND more of Everyone at:

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast –

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 375: Enclave PTS First Look

Malgus is unchained and we try to track him down with a first look at the Secrets of the Enclave Flash Point on the PTS.

Fleet Action Report – Star Trek Online –

Fleet Action Report Ep 36 Enemies Part 7

Fleet Action Report episode 36 Enemies part 7. Nikodas and Grebog are back and this time we are taking on yet more enemies of Star Trek Online. This time we focus in on the Undine, Tholians, and Na’kuhl.

Board gaming on the 1st Thursday of the month @ 7:30PM Central (8:30 PM Eastern) #board-games

In Valheim, we’re planning a Wednesday Night Boss Fight on Wednesday, April 7 at 9:30PM EDT (8:30 Max Time). We’ll spend an hour trying to take down as many of the bosses in Valheim as we can.

Per the post in the WOW discord channel, there is an upcoming guild purge in WoW Alliance. Don’t forget to log into your toons to avoid being swept up in the spring cleaning. And, while you are logging into your account, make sure you acquire the charity pet “Bananas”! It’s not automatic, but all you have to go to your battlenet launcher to get Bananas!

WoW Classic
Just a reminder, Burning Crusade Classic is in beta, so if you’re interested and have access, take a look. We are still in discussions about what the AIE Guild and the greater alliance is going to do.

In AIE Swtor, our Friday night schedule has solidified into a repeatable order of events. We have a new addition to the lineup, which is Hard Mode Ops Training. It’s one night a month where Marcus will be teaching how to do mechanics in harder mode fights. If you ever wanted to learn how to take that step up from Story Mode Operations, this is for you. The first night will be April 9th at 9PM Eastern.

The repeating order of Friday night events is now:
1st-MM Flashpoints
2nd-HM Ops
5th (if there is one) – Wildcard/Break

In Swtor news, the Public Test Server is up showing the new Flashpoint (Secrets of the Enclave) and the beginnings of an new reward system called Galactic Seasons.

Join us on Tuesday nights for MFN! No experience required. No gear required. Sometimes there is a level requirements. Check out BC’s post in Discord, usually on Tuesday afternoon, to see what we are doing that week.

Patch 5.5 Releases April 13th. This contains part 1 of the patch story, the new Diamond Weapon Trial, and the final chapter of the Nier Automata crossover, where we are heading into “The Tower at Paradigm’s Breach”. This patch will also close out the story of the Ishgardian Restoration.

Part 2 will come towards the end of May, and will have the the rest of the patch’s storyline as well as updates to Save the Queen storyline, where we will head into Zadnor to liberate Bozja from the 4th Legion and finish this expansion’s relic weapons.

The Digital Fanfest will take place on May 14th and 15th. All events will be streamed for free. Various FF4 pets will be available for purchase along with the game’s first 8 player mount, the Lunar Whale, on the same day the fanfest begins.

Cool things the guild has been doing:
• First there was pie for the Jester’s event and now the cake is no longer a lie during ESO’s 7 year Anniversary Jubilee event.
• Recent MFNs have been focused on maximizing the benefits of the experience boosts in effect during the in-game events by grouping up to run dungeons and slay dragons.
• There is normally at least one death caused by gravity due to Dankinia leading people off cliffs

Things planned or coming up for the guild:
• MFN’s will continue to be focused around the daily dungeons and dragon slaying to take advantage of the in-game event currently in progress.

Game or press release news:
• The Anniversary Jubilee event to celebrate ESO’s 7th anniversary started on April 1st and runs until April 13th at 10am EDT. After you help the chef bake a cake you get 3 event tickets once per day (per account) from using and eating the cake as well and 100% increase experience buff that can be refreshed every 2 hours.
• All of the games daily quests reward you with a Jubilee Gift box that can contain crafting mats, motif pages, furniture recipes, outfit style pages.

• The Blackwood Prologue questline is live for all platforms and anyone with access to the base game. Completing the quest and you will get a Daedric Unwarding Amulet memento as a keepsake

STO is running their First Contact Day Event. It includes two TFOs; Synth Wave and First Contact Reenactment, and a patrol; One Night in Bozeman.

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

For SNL we will be doing skirmishes and various group content to take advantage of VIP weekend from 4/8 – 4/12. On 4/17 we will be returning to the starter areas to do some deed runs as a group so that people can get some lotro points and virtue XP.

And with that, let’s talk about what we have been doing in and out of game- and Tet has a question of the show!

What have we been doing in and out of game

And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank each other 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 segment we received this week, including…

Next time, we’ll be talking to some one in some game. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.