The AIE Podcast #374 – One Weapon to rule them all: Brawling in the Shire

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Congradudolences to Gusty!
    New World emerges- this week!
    Saturday night is alright for MEGA
    *Insert Final Fantasy XIV meme here*
    And, we have Maellung and Dux who are here to talk to us about AIE in LOTRO!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #374 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mkallah: To my left is Mewkow: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guest Maellung and Dux who are here to talk to us about AIE in LOTRO Welcome!

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

AIE News

New WoW GM – With Syreyne stepping away from WoW and the WoW officers still needing leadership help there, the WoW Director team has asked Gusty to step in to help in that capacity along with existing GM’s Tetsemi and Ashayo. Gusty’s leadership in WoW has been great and she has more plans on continuing to nurture that community. Please join in congratulating Gusty-Koo!

Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

Sunday – STO 8:30 pm Eastern
Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9:00 pm Eastern
Tuesday – FFXIV (Casual Raiding) 9:30 pm Eastern
Thursday – FFXIV (Progression Raiding) 9:30 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9:00 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) 11:00 pm Eastern

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
New Overlords –

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 397: Take 5 (More Levels)

The Public Test Server is updated with L80 plus Sorc and Assassin styles.

Working Class Nerds –

Episode 123: LIVE with Kogass_!!!

Marcus and Nick go LIVE on Twitch with Kogass_!!! Kogass is a longtime friend of the show, real life friend, and SWTOR Twitch Streamer! The three of them talk about Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and of course all of the gaming shenanigans that they’re up to. Enjoy!

You can find more of Kogass at:

Fleet Action Report –

Fleet Action Report Ep 63 Equal and Opposites

Nikodas and Grebog are looking through the mirror in this episode of Fleet Action Report. We focus on what you need to know about the new event focusing on the task force operations and without going over and spoilers a brief chat on the new episode and season.

Boards and Swords –

C’MON NFTs, Warhammer Escalation League, How are we doing? – Boards & Swords #181

Chris is up to his eyeballs in painting miniatures – is that someone on the inside of his ear?? How did that get there?? Board Games did well on Kickstarter again, and NFTs coming to board games?? Plus Chris & Philip talk about the past year of the show and where they see it going over the next year.

Getting ready for the New World release on 09/28

As with all best laid plans, this may not survive first contact with the enemy. However, until such time as we need to pivot, AIE New World will be launching in US East on the Pyrallis server as Syndicate. You will need to join the Syndicate faction to join the company so make that decision carefully since faction changes are limited. We’ll attempt to secure the Company name of Alea Iacta Est but have a few suffixes ready if that’s not possible and will post here as soon as we lock it in. Welcome to AIE in New World.

The next AIE board game night will be October 7th @ 7:30PM Central. We have had some increased activity on our board game nights lately which is great. Come join in on the fun!

Noob Raid news – Thanks to help from members of WITT/DOA Noob Raid is now 5/10 on Normal Sanctum.

WoW Classic
We have purchased the first two guild bank tabs, please feel free to drop stuff in the 2nd tab that other guildies might find useful, especially crafting materials.

The first tab, currently, will be for bags and other things in limited supply, much like it is in Retail WoW.

Things are looking up in Final Fantasy XIV as we wind down our Shadowbringers adventures and get ready for Endwalker on November 19th, launching Nov 19th for the head-start for pre-orders, and November 23rd for its normal launch.

Although we are at the tail end of the expansion, now is a great time to get started in FFXIV. There is a very generous trial that works fine on PCs, MACs, and Playstation 4s and 5s. While trials accounts can not join the Free Company (That’s FFXIv speak for a guild), we can provide a ton of assistance from the Discord server. If (or really, when) you purchase the game, there is an exchange of Friend Codes down in the discord server in the channel called ffxiv-friend-codes. If you do pick up a friend code, both parties will get rewards. Once a code is used, please “react” to the code with a checkmark to signify that the code has been consumed.

If you need an invite to the Free Company, just ask in our discord server in the ffxiv channel. An officer does not need to specifically be online, but anyone with a member rank or higher. A member rank is a character that has been in FFXIV for 30-ish days.

Do you like the FC buffs? Do you hate it when they expire? Well, do not despair, as any member can refresh the buffs! Just go into the FC actions in the FC panel and refresh them! Later on, we want to start to provide Grade 3 XP buffs over the weekends.

In guild news, AIE has captured another planet during the periodic Total Galactic War event. Anyone traveling to Makeb will be greeted with an ingame banner proclaiming that “Makeb is controlled by Alea Iacta Est Timor” and everyone in the guild has earned the title, “Conqueror of Makeb”. For MFN this week, we gathered on Makeb to take a screenshot of all the new conquerors before heading to the pub side to do more normal shenanigans.

In more guild news, MEGA has moved to Saturday nights! Last night, Marcus led everyone around the galaxy to kill World Bosses which Tabbytha had scouted out ahead of time. If you ever wanted to acquire the Lucky title AND the Unlucky title, just come with Marcus and Tabbytha one fine MEGA night to Corellia to kill the World Boss, Lucky.

In game news, Bioware is conducting a screenshot contest for the first time ever. They are looking for landscape-style shots from 10 specific planets. If you have a golden shutter finger, or just have a favorite spot, jump in and take the shot. The rules are posted on, but if you drop into our discord, we can toss you a link. Submissions must be by October 5th. The top 10 winning entries will be made into decorations that we can all put in our strongholds. The winners themselves will get special versions that have gilded frames.

Last Fridays’ MFN was spent killing the world bosses in Craglorn. Fun was had and high bridges were jumped off of. A four person dungeon team has formed. AC/DC runs on Monday nights and is working their way through clearing all of the instanced dungeons on normal and veteran. We also are 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.

New Ship Bundle: Starships of the Line: Steamrunner, includes 3 starships: Tier 1 Blockade Runner, Tier 5 Blockade Runner, and the new Tier 6 Appalachia Blockade Runner. The Appalachia will also be available as a solo purchase available in the Zen Store October 1st

20% off Starship sale until Monday

Bonus Dilithium until Monday

Upcoming OS and Direct X Support Changes, starting on February 15th, STO will no longer support systems that are running Windows 7 or Direct X 10 or older

Fleet Action Report will be highlight the Voice Actors that joined STO in 2020 during their show on Monday night at 11pm

And with that, let’s get back to Maellung and dux and find out what’s going on in LORTO.


The Coupon Code is: LOTROQUESTS2021
(1/Account, available to redeem through November 30th, 2021)

U30.2.1 (2021-09-27) pre-orders start tomorrow (9/27) for ‘Fate of Gundabad’
– FIX: Instrument carry all stack adjustments
– if you pre-order you get the in-game release items at that time.

U30.3 is brawler + LI upgrade and will release before FoG (mid-Oct)
– I think of the new class as the Valar Tulkas, he wrestled Morgoth and threw him down, into chains.

U31 = Fate of Gundabad.

And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Maellung and Dux 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…

* sad noises *

Next time, we’ll be talking to well, we have an idea, we will let you know if tht pans out!! So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.