The AIE Podcast #375 – A Gust Of Fresh Air In WoW, Will Work for Transmog

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    New World is a roaring success, quick, let’s get more servers!
    Double XP and The Feast of Prosperity, oh my!
    Shadow of the Mad King leads to Seasons of Dragons
    This is Halloween, This is Halloween, in many games
    And, we have GustyTail who is here to talk to us about AIE in World of Warcraft!!!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #375 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Mkallah: – (There are figgy scones in guild kitchen, and apple chai scones, and pumpkin tarts, and….). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests GustyTail who is here to talk to us about AIE in World of Warcraft Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into World of Warcraft 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
New Overlords –
(Star Wars The Old Republic)
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 399: What About Second Feast?

So we had a Feast of Prosperity. Well what about second feast? The second annual feast starts on Tuesday.

Working Class Nerds –

Episode 125: Stayin’ Alive… Seven!!!

Marcus and Nick sit down with Twitch streamer and awesome guy Stay Alive 7! We go on tons of sidebars and get into what ice cream Stay really likes! Thanks for listening!

Fleet Action Report –
(Star Trek Online)
Fleet Action Report Ep 65 A Call to Arms TFOs: Cure Found, Khitomer Vortex, and Hive Onslaught

Nikodas and Grebog are back with another episode of Fleet Action Report to cover some more of the Task Force Operations in the game. We finished up the guest stars of 2020 with Shannon Cochran as Sirella. And then we head into the TFOs: Cure Found, Khitomer Vortex, and Hive Onslaught.

Destiny 2
The Witch Queen expansion and start of Season 5 is still slated for a Feb 2022 release. It was announced recently that the Forsaken expansion and Season 5 content will be vaulted at that time. Make sure to complete your goals for this content soon.

New World
New World has launched as of a week ago, with much more success than anticipated, causing Amazon Studio to spawn tens of new servers a day to provide enough for all the players that wanted to join and were stuck in queues.

The initial rush is passed, queues have totally disappeared, and AIE is established on Pyrallis (North America, East) under the Syndicate banner. We currently have 87 members, with around 20 online each evening. We’re already talking about MFN and adding sub-guilds.
So lots of fun to have in a gorgeous game (hard to believe it is their first MMO, especially with so little issues or bugs, on their own engine): deep crafting, PvPvE, gigantic map (for a max of 2250 online concurrently) and an incredible attention to details (even animals have real animation, sounds and live their lives).

I do hope Amazon Studio will license their engine and content, for many great games to spawn from that pearl.

Type: MMO, PvP, PvP, GvG, 50v50
Tags: Renaissance, Fantasy, Crafting, Reticular and High Action

See Game Notes

During MFN this past week, BC took us to Dantooine to get some rather arcane achievements. Everyone there got the achievements, even though it involved some patient waiting while items respawned. During the down time, BC either was on his way to the next clicky, or he posed some really difficult trivia questions provided by Maellung, our resident Trivia Taskmaster. A few people got killed multiple times by a parrot. For science.

Double xp started this week and will be going for three weeks. The Feast of Prosperity is on too. This event only comes around once a year, so now is the time to build up some currency to buy the holiday items, like decos, pets, mounts, and cosmetic armor. The new expansion is coming by the end of the year, so this is the perfect time to level up those last few alts.

Cool things the guild has been doing:
• The last two weeks we have been focused on doing the daily world boss and delve quests in the Blackwood zone due to an in game event.
• 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.
• Being lead off cliffs by Dankinia

Things planned or coming up for the guild:
• MFN’s activities happen each week and involve either zone clears, daily dungeon runs, and/or public dungeon clears.

Game or press release news:
• During the current Bounties of Blackwood event players unlocked a reward bundle. Don’t forget to claim the goodies from the in-game crown store.
• The players have completed 85% of the bonus challenge for the Bounties of Blackwood event. For every 25% complete between now and October 12 they will extend the Explorers celebrate event for two days. It’s a bonus mini event that will encompass every zone in Tamriel so keep doing those world boss dailies.
• The Deadlands prologue quest is now live and the quest starter can be obtained for free from the in-game crown store. It leads directly into the upcoming Deadlands DLC storyline.

Map night continues every Saturday at 9:30 pm eastern. We’re currently starting at different people’s houses or apartments every week. Check the FFXIV channel pins for a link to the form to sign up.

Zoot is running a mount farm on Friday evening running extreme primals from previous expansions. Even if you don’t have a ton of experience in the game, you’re welcome to come! Only requirement is you be at level 50, 60 or 70.

Let Durus, Abovan or Kelseer know if you have any questions or are interested in getting into the game! We’d love to have you.

New 32 century ship added to the infinity lockbox: The Kirk Class Temporal Battlecruiser

25% off keys, until tomorrow (Monday)

New event starts on the 13th: Halloween Themed. Explore a haunted castle to rescue extragalactic aliens from the Devidians.

Until tomorrow (Monday) Mudd’s Market is 75% off.

Tomorrow (Monday) Fleet Action Report will be featuring a torpedo boat, and explaining how to build one!

Shadow of the Mad King: Oct 5 – Nov 9th

The Halloween Event is live!. Tons of things to do, including, a super fun (or frustrating) timed jumping puzzle, the single best cash and experience farm in the game, a game of simon says in a Halloween themed Lion’s Arch with Mad King Thorn, Beetle races and more.
Halloween Bonus Bash: (this ends on Tuesday)

If you go to the starting zones the mist stranger is giving one special weapon per account. This weapon has a fancy skin, and it levels with you. (think heritage stuff from wow).
There is also a super nice buff (again this ends on Tuesday) 50% XP (from everything), 30% Magic Find, and 30% WVW and PVP reward Track Progress. (if you are working on a legendary, this is a great time to grind out a gift of battle, or 2, in World vs World).

Seasons of Dragons (Return to Living World)
On October 19th we will return to the Icebrood Saga. I am not sure how this will be split up, there are 7 chapters in IBS, and chapter 7 is split into 4 sub chapters. If you have been keeping up, when you finish the return to Icebrood Saga, you will earn a legendary amulet!

The next Beta week is October 26 for the final 3 Elite specializations. Thief, Ranger, and Engineer. They have already previewed a picture of a scepter wielding Thief. If they follow the same pattern they have been, we should see what the actual classes are during the first week of return to IBS.

Guild stuff: Mandatory fun Nights happen on Mondays at 8:30 Central (the only real time zone), Maellung hosts dungeon nights (best to check discord for these). If you need help with ANYTHING in game, reach out in our discord channel. Jehdai is more than happy to help people get up tough jumping puzzles, complete difficult story achievements, or even abuse his catmander tag to bring the zerg to kill that pesky legendary you need for your griffon.

See you in Tyria!

We have a Kin house on Treebeard!!!!! The Kin house is located at 4 Brookbank in the Maltmead neighborhood in the Shire homesteads!!!!!! Decorating of the Kin house on Treebeard is open to all kin members. Please help us decorate the new house. We will be getting update 30.3 on Wednesday. The update will add the Brawler class as well as the new legendary system. The legendary system can be confusing at first but have no fear just ask in the lotro channel and we will do our best to answer any questions you have to learn the new system. Do not forget to redeem the code lotroquests2021 in the ingame store to unlock a ton of content for free on your entire account. Also reminder all expansions except Minas Morgul and War of Three Peaks are on sale for 99 LP. The code and expansion sale are good until the end of November

Noob Raid killed Painsmith aka Stabby McFloorpants for the first time this weekend. We are now 6/10 on normal Sanctum of Domination. Many thanks to members of WITT and DOA for helping out each week. It’s appreciated by all of us Noobs.

For our other Raid teams, Better Late Than Never and Kiddie Aggro are 9/10 Heroic and getting very close to downing The Dark Lady Sylvanas herself. Behind the Curve is 6/10 Heroic. Where Is The Tank (mains) is 7/10 Heroic and their alts team (with Dojo of Awesome) is 10 of 10 Normal. Also 10 of 10 Normal are the Filthy Casuals and our Alliance Raid Team – Hell Froze Over.

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

Tetsemi: Next time, we’ll be talking to Guest in Game. So until then, AIE…

– This is Tetsemi
– This is Mkallah
– This is Gusty (The interrupting guest!)
– This is Mewkow

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.