The AIE Podcast #370 – Jedi after Dark

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Destiny 2 lives again
    The Final Fantasy rerun is a great ride
    Things are getting twisted in GW2
    The new servers in LOTRO are Legendary
    And, we have Max and Sema here to talk about AIE in SWTOR

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #370 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 guys, there are croissants and a honey cake with whipped mascarpone and figs in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Max and Sema who is here to talk to us about AIE in SWTOR Welcome!

[GUESTS: Mewkow will go around room and ask how everyone’s RL has been recently. This is the time for our listeners to get to know you and/or catch up with what you’ve been up to.]

Ok, we’ll be digging into SWTOR shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Summer of 2021 is upon us and with that comes AIE’s biggest week of the year. This year’s Summer of Love event week will begin with a guild Town Hall on Sunday, July 25th on Discord + Altspace, continue with a week of events across all our games, and end with our most important and solemn event, Remembrance Day, Monday, August 2nd 2021.!

AIE Summer of Love 2021

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 52 Summer Event 2021

Fleet Action Report is back with Nikodas and Grebog to cover the summer event. We take you around the island and show you what to expect from the various activities and how to earn the Lohlunat Favors.

Fleet Action Report Ep 51 A Call to Arms TFOs part 2

Fleet Action Report this week is about 3 more TFOs. Nikodas and Grebog are back to take you through the Red Alert: Na’kuhl, Red Alert: Tzenkethi, and Borg Disconnected.

Working Class Nerds –

Episode 112: Legacy of the Sith Announcement!!!

Marcus and Nick are guest-free, and reacting in full-blown working class nerds style to the Livestream from Bioware that detailed Star Wars: The Old Republic’s 10th anniversary expansion- Legacy of the Sith! The two explain Nick’s recent illness, the new Switch model, and of course talk all about the dark sided details of Legacy of the Sith. Enjoy!

Episode 111: Loreseeking with aWarriorNerd!

With Nick out sick, Kitty steps into the cohost seat with Marcus! The two of them are joined by Warrior!! Warrior is an awesome Twitch Streamer and content creator who specializes in Halo and Star Wars Lore!!

You can find Warrior at:
Find more of Kitty at:

The Escape Pod Cast –

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 387: LOTSofSWTOR

Hot takes on the 10th anniversary announcements. LOTS of good stuff on the roadmap.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 388: High Republic Wave 2

This week we execute order 420 and talk about the launch of The High Republic, Wave 2 of Phase 1. We’ll be reading The Rising Storm for the month of July.

Board and Swords –

Chris played Warhammer 40K, Pikachu V is alive – Boards & Swords #176

Lordy lordy, Chris played 40….K that is. Warhammer 40k specifically. Plus, People are shelling out for TCGs still, Asmodee is bringing the hammer to counterfeits, and speaking of Warhammer – there’s going to be a subscription for Warhammer stuff?

Destiny 2 has come alive again. We now have a raid team that will be running Monday Nights. We also run fun missions on Sunday nights. Solstice of Heros started this week as well. Its the summer event and it will run unitl Aug 26th. Thats when the next Season starts. We hope we will get the “Witch Queen” reveal that day as well. Lots of fun happening over here in Destiny 2! Time to suit up Guardian.

New World Open Beta begins July 20th. Keep an eye out for discussion in the Nomad section of discord as the game opens up for all to experience.

Diablo 3 season 23 ends on July 18th and season 24 begins on July 24th

Noob Raid resumes on July 17th. I suspect as Wing 1 of LFR is launching this Tuesday, that there may be some shenanigan’s in the new LFR. If that’s the case, the minimum iLevel will be 195.

See Game Notes

We had a short break from being lead off cliffs while our fearless leader was on vacation.
However, things that still occurred, clearing zones of Skyshards and Worldbosses, clearing Public dungeons, being lead off cliffs by not-Dankinia

MFN resumes on July 16th and activities happen each week and involve either zone clears, daily dungeon runs, and/or public dungeon clears. See above for the general idea.

FFXIV just had their most recent Live Letter from the Producer, where they showcased a bunch of Endwalker previews. One nugget is the Official Benchmark tool, to let you test out your PC for Endwalker as well as the character creator, so you can create the perfect catboi for your Endwalker needs. If you do download it and make some new characters, go ahead and post some pics to the #pics-or-it-didnt-happen channel. We’d love to see what you can come up with. No sub needed for the Benchmark.

If your sub has lapsed, there is a call back campaign going on. 14 free days from when you first log in during the campaign, which runs from July 9 to August 23. We’d love to see a lot of old faces drop on by and meet the new ones.

Another FFXIV reminder, that any member in the Free Company has the rights to invite new players to the FC. So, if you area a member and have a friend, family member, or just meet a cool person in game, you are welcome to toss them an invite!

A quick reminder that the often asked for Regalia Mount (the 4-seat car) will be acquirable again in September as a re-run of the Final Fantasy 15 event.

Finally, FFXIV has that super generous free trial with no time restrictions. While the trial does not let you join a FC, we on the Discord server are happy to answer questions or help out newcomers to the game. If you do end up liking the game and buying into it, the great folks in AIE will be happy to help you make the jump.

To all current, past, and future Warriors of Light, thank you for spending your gaming time with us!

Federation Fleet has completed the K-13 holding. So, be sure to go there and pick up new cosmetics from the tailor there and superior traits from the biologist.

The Colony holding is moving right along and closing in on Tier IV unlocks. While the Fleet Starbase is also moving along nicely as well.

KDF Fleet: Is working towards Tier 2 of the Dlithium Mine holding for those sweet discounts.

Fleet Action Report will be celebrating its 53rd episode and 1 year anniversary with blowing up Grebog over and over again in a PVP fun match. Come watch us kill Grebog again and again 9 PM Eastern on Monday.

Dungeons and more night is this Friday from 9-11 eastern.

Legendary Armory comes July 13th along with the twisted marionette from living world season 1.

The legendary Armory is a place where you can share your legendary items with all of your characters. Don’t have any legendaries? If you keep doing the bonus achievements associated with the living world return, then you will be awarded with a precursor for an End of Dragons (next xpac) legendary weapon and if you complete all of the bonus achievements you will get a legendary amulet.

The Twisted Marionette is from Living world season 1, which only ran once and has never been been revisited until now. (all of season 1 content was not instanced.) This event runs from the 13th to the 20th, and is accessed through an NPC in the eye of the north.

Finally, we are at Season 3, Episode 2 in the return to the living world event. Episode 3 and its bonus achievements unlock on Tuesday. As a reminder, each week the episode is available to be unlocked for free, (check your in game mail for a message from ArenaNet). If you have been keeping up with the Bonus achievements when season 3 finishes up, we will get the item that will let us unlock the end of dragons precursor weapon.

The reward for finishing season 2, 3, and 4 will be the 32 slot bag. and as stated before after finishing everything plus Icebrood Saga will be the legendary amulet.

In ultra bonus news: End of Dragons has been officially delayed until 2022. In the meantime we will be getting a world vs world makeover in the form of alliances. (more on this later). End of Dragons will also bring a directx 11 client. Which should hopefully help with many of the performance issues the game suffers from on dx9.

New legendary servers have opened, Shadowfax and Treebeard. Shadowfax is +50% normal xp and will open the next area about every 2 months. Treebeard is -60% normal xp and will open next area every 5-6 months. AIE has a kinship on Treebeard. You do need to be vip to play on the legendary servers. If you want an invite on Treebeard let us know in the lotro channel.

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


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

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Next time, we’ll be talking… well, that’s to be decided! So until then, AIE…

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