n this episode of The AIE Podcast…
- Hey, folks, it’s been a while!
- We have a new member of the Community!
- New World, New Beta
- Gotta catch all of the Trial of Style
- And, we chat amongst ourselves
All that and more coming up right now…
Welcome to episode #372 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Mkallah: – (Hey, guys, there is an apple tart in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here).
Ok, we’ll be digging into what we have been doing in and out of game shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…
As you all know, our approach to officer roles is based around where we need help in keeping the community running. With all the great stuff happening across our divisions and the continued outreach of AIE in content and streaming, we’ve asked @Tabbytha (she/her) to step in to expand on the support she already provides across many of our games and elsewhere. Please join us in welcoming her as the newest AIE Community Officer! https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/08/new-aie-officer-tabbytha/
The AIE Council is a small group of officers tasked with working alongside the greater Officer Community to set baseline operating guidelines for the guild, help maintain the AIE guild culture, help develop guild leadership, and provide overall planning guidance in the rare instances where needed at a guild-wide level.
The current council is made up of some active members and some founding emeritus members including: Scott, Veronica, Xanar, Randy, Stigg, Lanctharus, Ashayo, Hoots, Tetsemi, Sema and Max. In order to grow our capabilities a bit as the guild evolves we’ve decided to expand and bring on a new council member to help out. Please join us in welcoming Dankina to the council!
Thanks, @Kini (Dankinia) [ESO]. We are excited to continue working together!
Full announcement here: https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/08/the-aie-council-welcomes-dankinia/
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 – http://www.newoverlords.com/
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 394: The Pts Teleports Behind You
This week Operatives (and Snipers) and their skill tree updates are on the PTS and ready to shiv you in the back. Nothing personal, kid.
Working Class Nerds – https://workingclassnerdscom.wordpress.com/
Episode 119: Chillin’ with Chill! – https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/9094946-episode-119-chillin-with-chill.mp3
Marcus and Nick chat with fellow SWTOR Content Creator: Chill! Chill hosts two different podcasts (Ootinicast and Cryptobiography) AND has his own Twitch Stream!! The three of them deep dive into the newest Marvel content, the newest SWTOR PTS, and the history of all of Chill’s content creation platforms!
-Fleet Action Report (Star Trek Online) – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqEKYJPKmiiYuj7eiHy6kOg
Fleet Action Report Ep 59 Ground Pounders
In this episode of Fleet Action Report, Nikodas and Grebog do a deep dive into ground builds. We cover all the various traits, weapon sets and more, to help you find the gear you need to help step up your ground sets a little more.
Boards & Swords – https://boardsandswords.com/blog?category=Boards%20%26%20Swords
Vampire The Masquerade: Rivals, Silver Bullet, Happy Exploding Kittens – Boards & Swords #179
Plenty of new games incoming, Exploding Kittens got some Salmon, and Cory joins Chris & Philip to talk about Vampires (and their Masquerading)!
And last, but certainly not least, but definitely last in multiple ways…
Azeroth Round Table – http://azerothroundtable.com/
Azeroth RoundTable – The Final Roundtable
Ben and Jon say goodbye to the Roundtable.
There is an open beta announced for September 9th through September 12th for people who have not yet had the opportunity to check out the game but are interested in seeing what the hype is about.
Game is currently scheduled to launch on September 28th and AIE is planning on a contingent of members playing.
The game just celebrated its one year anniversary of being in Beta. And things have changed a lot in the past 12 months. New systems have been added into the game: schematics for building parts, mission systems to allow players to create work orders that others can fulfill and get paid, updated planet graphics, re-balancing of various ship parts, and most recently mineable asteroids spawning in space.
AIE has kept busy slowly building up infrastructure to support organization members in building whatever ships and structures they can imagine.
No Man Sky
No Man’s Sky will be releasing an update soon called Frontiers. It’s expected to be out as soon as next week but nothing is confirmed at the moment.
Some notable news items for the game as a whole.
The Witch Queen expansion launches in Feb 2022 https://www.bungie.net/7/en/Destiny/WitchQueen?ciid=50638
Season of the Lost launched on 24 Aug and will last until the Witch Queen launch. One of the longest seasons yet. https://www.bungie.net/7/en/Seasons/SeasonOfTheLost
Cross-play is now enabled.
Clan invites can be requested though https://www.bungie.net/en/ClanV2?groupid=2122972
Gustytail will be doing Guild runs of Trial of Style mini holiday. To make things interesting, Gusty will challenge participants to select transmog outfits based on Pokemon for the fashion competition. Guild runs this week, Friday at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pac for Alliance, Sat 6pm Eastern/3pm Pac for Horde.
Serpentshrine Cavern (SSC) and The Eye (TK?) new raid tiers going live mid September.
Dungeon runs on Sunday and Wednesday nights from 9-11.
In Swtor, things are galloping along toward the new expansion, Legacy of the Sith. The public test server has been available several times with class changes to be experienced and tested. The new expansion will have a new Operation, new flashpoint, 5 new character levels, new story, and infrastructure and graphical improvements.
Recently, we had a pet acquisition night during MFN. BC led us around the galaxy to get various pets. Some required mysterious items, some had to be coaxed out of hiding with delicious bits of liver, and some were revealed by Czerka Corporation emails. If you ever dreamed of having a miniature tauntaun as a pet, we know where you can find one.
In other guild news, we are thinking of streamlining our Friday night schedule to give a little more time in between events. We might test out doing something on a Saturday night here in there as well. Stay tuned for more news. Even in a galaxy far, far, away, there are still only 7 days in a week apparently.
We spent last week in Craglorn and Wrothgar working on the Early Adventures Celebration event
Also, clearing zones of Skyshards and World Bosses, clearing Public dungeons, and of course, being lead off cliffs by Dankinia
Next week’s MFN (Sept 3rd) will be spent in Craglorn, Wrothgar, and maybe even Imperial city for the Early Adventures celebration
MFN’s activities happen each week and involve either zone clears, daily dungeon runs, and/or public dungeon clears.
The Early Adventures celebration runs through Tuesday September 7th at 10am EST. Event tickets can be obtained, double loot boxes for daily rewards which have a chance to obtain crafting mats, style pages, and motifs.
The Walking Flame DLC and update 31 is now available on PC and will be on consoles on September 8th. Walking Flame DLC has 2 new dungeons and Update 31 includes assorted bug fixes, some balance changes, and performance improvements.
The game is currently celebrating it’s 8th anniversary with The Rising event, lasting through 9 Sep.
Adventurer Celebration Sale with lots of discounted outfits, mounts, fantasia and more on the FFXIV Online Store https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/43bfeb7ae966107c9f9f9067c84705460e144dbe
Every world server in the Crystal Data Center now has the preferred status “Road to 70” buff that grants +100% XP buff for all activities. Now is the time to make a new character and join the fun before the Endwalker expansion launches on 22 Nov.
The Free Company continues to grow (Alea Iacta Est on the Crystal Data Center, Goblin World server) with total membership of 340. The past few weeks have seen many new players joining in on the fun and participating in the public discord channel. Make sure to look at the pinned topics in any of AIE game division channels. In FFXIV’s pinned topics you’ll find links to the first issue of the “AIE Community Roundup” newsletter put together by Zoot, information how to receive invites to the FC, everyone’s favorite: spreadsheets, and other resourceful links.
The membership has put together a BLU (Blue Mage) Person Group that has been regularly helping each other acquire spells for this special job.
The Fishing Club has once again taken to the Oceans through regular trips to acquire all those lovely hi-cordials, special minions and mounts. You can typically find someone to party with when the event runs every two hours, and that’s the best way to maximize your score for the trip.
Maps Night continues to be a thing, every Saturday at 9:30PM EDT. Bring all the maps and reap the rare rewards including explosive showers of gil.
Please feel free to come ask questions in the AIE discord text and voice channels.
Current in-game Event: Do you Believe in a No-Win Scenario
Features 2 TFOs, Sompek’s Arena for ground, and Kobayashi Maru for space
14 days of progress to earn grand prize which is a Temporal Hack Kit Module
Cryptic has added the ability to purchase Reroll and Pass tokens with Dilithium
Both will be purchasable for 2,500 dilithium apiece
Fleet Action Report will feature the current event during tonight’s episode at 11pm Eastern.
Fleet is almost at a Tier IV colony, it is counting down and nearing done.
Living world Season 4, Episode one is free this week. Next week will be episode 2, then 3, 4..until we are done.
Next beta weekend is Sept 21st. They already teased an image for the new elite spec. Maybe Greatsword Revenant, but could be anything.
Festival of the Four Winds starts on Tuesday. Usually fun stuff to do for these.
DirectX 11 Beta is also on Sept 21st. Along with the new WVW system of Alliances.
Still in the Middle of the Seasons of Dragons Meta Event, which is why the living world seasons are free. After we finish this week, if you have been keeping up with the bonus events, you will get a 32 slot bag.
Saturday Night Lotro now typically includes Maellung streaming! Catch the links in Discord when the events go live.
On Wednesday Mines of Moria opens up on the Shadowfax server. In the next couple weeks the new upcoming brawler class will be testable on Bullroarer. Labor Day weekend will bring us a VIP event.
And with that, let’s find out what we’ve been up to
Chat amongst ourselves
And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank the chat room for joining us.
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And this is where we would put our member segments, if we had any… :>
Tetsemi: Next time, we’ll be talking to Guest in Game. So until then, AIE…
– This is Tetsemi
– This is Mkallah
– This is Mewkow
And this has been… The AIE Podcast.