The AIE Podcast #371 – It’s About The Community

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Believe women!
    We have your summer of love wrap up
    Lots of games and gatherings happened
    From the Outer Rim to the Shire
    And everywhere in between

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #371 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 have our Summer of Love (so far) wrap up!

Ok, we’ll be digging into the summer of love shortly, but first, but before that, let’s talk about what we have been doing in and out of game.

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
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast –

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 390: Gsf Top Gun

Our guild has been trading GSF tips so we revisit GSF for fun and Conquest.

Working Class Nerds –

Episode 115: Building Legos with Amish_Ace_!!

Marcus and Nick chat with fellow member of The Garrison, Amish Ace!! Amish Ace streams Star Wars Lego builds. The three of them chat about their favorite games of all time, Nick’s Warzone WINNING this week, and Marcus’s renewed love of the MCU. Enjoy!

You can find more of Amish Ace at:

Boards & Swords –

Railroad Ink Challenge, Blitz Bowl, World of Warcraft Pandemic?!? – Boards & Swords #177

Board Games were hot in 2020! Also, a World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King board game?!!?! SQUEEEE!!!!

tar Trek Online – Fleet Action Report –

Fleet Action Report Ep 55 Summer of Love TFOs

Fleet Action Report is back this week covering one of the special summer events for the Alea Iacta Est gaming community. Nikodas and Grebog talk about the summer of love and as part of it bring some of the community with us as we head into some TFOs, Task Force Operations, in Star Trek Online.

Summer of Love
This year’s Summer of Love event week began with a guild Town Hall on Sunday, July 25th, continued with a week of events across all our games, and ends with our most important and solemn event, Remembrance Day, Monday, August 2nd 2021. Each game division will have its own ceremony/gathering place and it will also be broadcast on the channel. Voice will be in AIE Discord –

For those not familiar, this marks over 10 years of special summer events we’ve held with the guild centered around Remembrance Day, a day when we take a moment to gather in voice and in game to remember those we have lost. Spread across the rest of the week are a series of special fun game events in almost every game division. These include player run events, special edition Mandatory Fun nights, and maybe even some contests and prizes.

Here’s the rundown of how each game celebrated the week.

The Nomads a special board game night Thursday night. They played two games of Downforce, which is a popular racing game, and a game of Love Letter.

Saturday’s Battle Pet Safari in WoW was lots of fun but with a small turnout, which is not too surprising given the current state of things. There were 5 players on Horde and 3 on Alliance and traveled Shadowlands collecting 11 different battle pets and 2 toys, including one that turns you into a red slime that runs around absorbing your friends. Best ever! There are rumors about doing more of these events, but in the meantime Gusty will keep giving pets away in Guild chat.

One of the stops for today’s Running of the Allied Races will be saying “Hi” to a certain new NPC in Stormwind. (Field Marshal Stonebridge)

They had a great time during Running of the Allied Races! Thank you Gusty for being our fearless and prepared guide and Fez for being coordinator extraordinaire!

Gusty posted some pictures from Running of the Beef that finished a little while ago. She conducted a tour of Stormwind, then led us out into the wilds to meet a Cat Lady. Then we went to Darnassus, rode through Darkshore and Ashenvale, and ended in The Barrens at the Shrine of the Fallen Warrior.

For SoL in swtor this week, the SWTOR crew had a special edition of MFN led and created by Corley called the Amazing Race. Guildies traveled the galaxy following clues and finding officers hidden at various spots. They ended up on Hoth where everyone jumped off an ice bridge, thus answering the age-old question. Lastly, prizes were had by all.

On Wednesday night Albus and Maellung led a special Operations night for SUP (Sith with unlimited Power) in honor of Jana, who started that team and kept it going through thick and thin. We miss you, Jana. Just so you know, there might have been a snowball or two just for you.

For ESO’s MFN, they grouped up and killed dragons as part of the event, did a quick stop at Sky’s in game house to check out the decor he did last year for SoL and discussed meeting up for Remembrance Day. They will be using Kini’s primary residence in game as a gathering spot while the processions are going on in other games.

They had a fantastic Map Night last night, with folks who couldn’t physically run maps yet, watching on Discord, and of course Remembrance Day coming up.

The STO fleet did group FTOs (with instructions) last Monday during the Podcast. Tomorrow, Grebog is leading a flight from the fleet starbase to the Wolf 359 Memorial. Then, if there’s time, he will fly by the Romulus/Remus memorial, the Spock memorial, and the memorial plaque on ESD and Qo’nos.

For summer of love, the team ran Fractals with the guild during MFN.

Small group last night jumped in and played in-game music for a couple hours outside the Prancing Pony

And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank the chat room for joining us and for everyone who participated in the Summer of Love.

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

Next time (which will be August 22nd, because the 15th is my birthday and I am a Leo!), we will hopefully be talking about board games!. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.