The AIE Podcast #369 – That’s the important part

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Finally, we have a patch date!
    We are just SHOCKED at what is going on in Nar Shaddaa
    FFXIV is making it RAIN!
    Log in, get stuff for free
    And, to celebrate Father’s Day, we are our own guests!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #369 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 doing a host show! Welcome to our chat room, listeners, and to my cohosts!!

Ok, we’ll be digging into what we have been doing in and out of game and Tet’s discussion topic 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
Board & Swords –

Boards & Swords 173: a podcast about bad jokes and board games, they talk about how people are going crazy for pokemon cards, companies not going to gen con this year, and about the coop card game “The Crew”

Boards & Swords 174- they talk about the upcoming Marvel RPG tabletop, new product model for the Arkham Horror card came, ticket to ride logic puzzle game, and more.

Head on over to and find the show under the podcast link

Working Class Nerds –

Episode 109: Uplink to 2042!

Marcus and Nick are joined by Sage, the host of the Uplink Podcast! Uplink Podcast focuses on Star Wars video games! They talk about the podcast, and the hype for Battlefield 2042!!!

You can find the Uplink Podcast at:

Episode 110: Deploy The Garrison!!

Marcus and Nick are joined by DIRECTOR CHRONIC!!! Director Chronic is a Twitch Partner, AND just started the best stream team in all of the Galaxy: The Garrison!!!
Together they do a deep dive into all the story behind The Garrison!

You can find Director Chronic at:

You can deploy The Garrison at:

New Overlords – SWTOR Escape Pod Cast –

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 384: Space On Rails

Old school space missions… aka “What Sema Does In Space”. Sema enlightens us on space mission tips, tricks, rewards, gear, etc

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 385: Total Galactic War 2.0

In the middle of another Total Galactic War we talk about our refined guild strategy and a bunch of updated Conquest tips.

Fleet Action Report – Star Trek Online-

Fleet Action Report ep 47 Klingon House United

Star Trek Online starts a new season, Klingon House United, and Fleet Action Report is here to bring the new information. Nikodas and Grebog are back covering all the various information that is dropped in the new season from new TFOs, missions, and patrols and how they are all part of the new event.

Fleet Action Report ep 48 plasma besides in your giant displays

Nikodas and Grebog are back with another episode of Fleet Action Report, talking about Star Trek Online. We go into the current events in game and all the details about what you should look for in a plasma build. Next week we will be covering some TFOs.

The AIE board gaming group is meeting the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month. So the next gaming session will be this Thursday, July 1st. They currently plan to play Tzolk’in, a Mayan-themed worker placement game with a unique gear mechanism which dynamically determines what workers can do.

“… People are still in and out…” does pretty much cover the activity specific to AIE participation in Diablo 3 and Destiny 2 every week at this point. However, if you want something that may put the notion of trying these games again into people’s heads, here’s a bullet point for each…

Division 2
Season 6 is live, a callback to the old Season 3 content if you haven’t completed it.

Diablo III
Season 24 is around the corner and testing on the PTR will go live in about a week. It’ll introduce a new weapon type called Ethereals. Details at

Diablo II Remastered, Reloaded, no Resurrected will launch, with cross-play on September 23rd, 2021. Early access to the open beta sign-ups are at

Noob Raid News – There will be no Noob Raid on July 3rd and July 10th.

Chains of Domination, Patch 9.1 will be coming out June 29th. Too many changes/updates to list, but a couple of things to highlight. There will be a new land area to explore, flying available in the 2nd or 3rd week of the patch just for doing your covenant story line, a new raid, a new megadungeon, and a revamped Torghast as well as you’ll be able to ride your mounts in the Maw.

Tets and Mew, I know the two of you are a bit burned out with WOW right now. Is there anything that is tweaking your interests in this new patch?

WoW Classic
We’ve moved to Mankrik, Horde Side for the Burning Crusade Classic, feel free to check the AIELFO channel in game (/join aielfo) and/or use #LFO or #wow-classic on AIE’s Discord server.

It was TOTAL GALACTIC WAR. The guild won another planet. All the guild events last week were co-opted for this effort and all guildies in their individual and group play contributed to points to help us win. This opportunity only comes around a few times a year. Winning a planet means that for a period of time, everyone who arrives on that planet will see the words, “CZ-198 Controlled by Alea Iacta Est Timor”.

In game news, we are shocked, shocked to see gambling going on in here. The Nar Shaddaa Night Life event is just around the corner. Come to the casino with a few credits in your pocket and unfounded hope in your heart. It only takes a little luck to win the top prizes. Or maybe a lot of luck. Or infinite luck. You have from June 29 to August 10th. Plenty of time to procrastinate….

Also, Double XP is coming back starting on June 29 and going until July 13th.

The AIE Membership in FFXIV has shown a steady increase in numbers and a very high member retention rate in the past few weeks, leading up to even before the Fan Fest. Many thanks to all of the FFXIV old timers and new folks coming on board to enjoy the adventures in Eozrea with AIE. We are successful because of you folks. So, big shout out to all of you.

Patch 5.55 is still the current content patch. This includes the last step of the resistance weapon quest line, which is the best in slot for every job with no need to jump into savage raiding.

Endwalker, the next expansion to FFXIV will be coming out on November 23 (or the 19th for the pre-orders), but there’s a bunch of in-game events happening until then.

Sometime in June (that’s the month we are currently in), we will get the Make It Rain event, which is a Gold Saucer event. Rack up those MGPs to get all of those awesome cosmetics, mounts, minions, and hairstyles!

Sometime in the June/July time frame, we will get a balance patch 5.56, and then another balance patch 5.57 in July/August time frame. This will prep the game up for Endwalker release. We will get more info on this soon!

The Moonfaire and the Rising will be coming in August. This event is normally a celebration of the players and the rebirth of the game many years ago. This event usually falls at or very close to AIE’s own Remembrance Week, so look forward to future announcements on that.

If that’s not enough content for you, AIE is running content on a regular basis.

FF14 AIE Content Progression

Join us down in the #ffxiv channel for more details on the game. Remember, if you are on the fence on this game, the entirety of the base game and the first expansion Heavensward (level 60) is available at no cost. You can check this out on PC, Mac, Steam (for PC), Playstation 4, and the recently released native Playstation 5 version. Regardless of your platform, all players share the same servers, and there’s no limitations on what content or control scheme a platform can use. We love welcoming new players to AIE in Eorzea and we can’t wait to welcome you as well.

Standard activities include: Clearing zones of Skyshards and World Bosses, Clearing Public dungeons, and best of all, being lead off cliffs by Dankinia!

MFN’s activities happen each week and involve either zone clears, daily dungeon runs, and/or public dungeon clears. Next week we’ll be making our way through the two public dungeons in the new Blackwood zone.

The end of the Klingon Civil War comes in the House United Season.

Only Qo’nos Endures Event: Earn a 4-piece ground set by playing new missions, new TFOs, or new patrols all centered around the new season.

New Bridge for KDF Captains: Based one a new in-game mission.

Fleet Action Report is looking for people to help with a PVP episode in 2 weeks. If you’re interested in helping, you can find contact information at

Same deal with logging in and getting old living world stuff for free. I think season 2 episode 5 and 6 are free now. 7 and 8 on Tuesday. If you have been keeping up with the bonus achievements next week should be the first big reward, an ascended weapon of choice. Of course you can go and take your time with these bonuses. Achievements. If you do them all you will get a legendary amulet.

July’s Dungeons and More will be pushed back a week until July 16th

Update 30 ‘Blood of Azog’ has arrived, along with the ‘Yore of Azanulbizar’. The new Fall of Khazad-dûm raid is available, along with a handful of balancing tweaks to characters.

‘The War of the Rohirrim’ will be an anime style telling the tale of Helm (of Helm’s Deep) Hammerhand. There is a lot of Rohirric history that could be covered.

And with that, let’s Chat!

What have we been doing in and out of game?

What games, that have changed their systems/mechanics, drove you away from the game OR brought you back/into the game?

Love the lore, hate the systems, etc.


D&D 4th Ed vs. 5th Ed

D&D Pen and Paper vs. Video game

Mass Effect 1 vs 2 (Weapon Heat vs. Clips), Planetary missions vs. Scanning Planets

SWTOR 1-50 (Launch content with character stories) vs. one story for all

WoW Legion vs. every other expansion

Fallout 3 vs 4 vs 76 ?

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- in three weeks, we’ll be talking to Sema and Max about AIE in SWTOR So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.