The AIE Podcast #378 – Have lightsabre, will podcast

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Nomads of the Lost Ark
    WITT is going all Druid
    Lifeday fun in SWTOR
    MFNS are back in full swing for 2022
    And, What we did on our end of year vacation

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #378 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 is Porto’s in the guild kitchen, please eat it before I do. But, leave the Giant MIckey Mouse Gingerbread for me). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). This week we are talking to ourselves!

Ok, we’ll be digging into what we did on our winter break 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
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast –

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 410: Always In Motion

Always in motion is the future. With that in mind, we still try predicting what’s coming in 2022 with our annual predictions and wishes.

Working Class Nerds –

Episode 136: The Bang Gang!

Marcus and Nick are joined by SM Playboi!!! Playboi is a Twitch streamer, giant Star Wars and Anime Nerd, and a great friend of both the show and their streams. The three of them have RIDICULOUS conversations about all of the games they’re playing and of course SM Playboi’s streaming career. Enjoy!

You can find more of SM Playboi at:

Fleet Action Report –

F.A.R. Ep 79 Call to Arms TFO’s: Assault on Terok Nor, Brotherhood of the Sword, Khitomer in Stasis

Fleet Action Report, a Star Trek Online video podcast; Grebog and Nikodas are taking the fight to the enemies of the Khitomer Alliance (potentially on the Ground). The Ground TFOs have long been ignored, but here, now their time has come.

Boards and Swords –

A Much Delayed Pax Unplugged Recap (Feat. Jessica and Andrew from Gameosity) – Boards & Swords #187

Chris & Philip decided to take a break from the holidays, but its a new year and time to talk about Pax Unplugged! To help Chris out, Andrew & Jessica Fisher from Gameosity are on the show!

Lost Ark
Lost Ark is a free-to-play game that pairs the best of ARPG combat and MMO depth to create a vast, vibrant world with thrilling fights, endless customization, and endless adventure.

Launching on Feb 11, 2022, this “Diablo-esque” style action role playing game with an isometric/top-down view, it was originally released in South Korea in 2018, published by Smilegate. It will be published by Amazon Games for the NA release.

Though it is free-to-play, founders’ packs are available for purchases through Steam and Amazon. These packs confer the usual perks, including a 3 day head-start for players on Feb 8, 2022.

AIE is currently gauging interest in the game. If you intend to play, please contact @Durus or leave a comment in the AIE discord’s channel nomads with #lostark. Server selection and guild details will be released once that information is available.


Diablo 3
Season 25 “Lords of Hell” is live (12/10/2021)
Anniversary event “Darkening of Tristram” is live as of Jan 3, 2022 and will conclude at the end of the month. Explore the Cathedral, event dungeon, and acquire anniversary rewards.
If you would like an invite to the Clan or Community, please ask in the AIE discord’s nomads channel using #diablo3

Valheim server has been shut down for now but may be available in the future if there is more interest in the future. A copy of the world is available and can be downloaded from the location pinned in the Valheim channel.

WITT Raid Team is doing an ALL DRUID fun run of Sanctum of Domination (Normal difficulty) on Jan 22 at 8pm Eastern. They are also considering All Monk and All Paladin runs. There is a sign up link in the AIE Discord – Raid Team News channel for anyone interested. Gustytail will be there!

Noob Raid had it’s 2nd run of 2022 and Dankinia’s Floor Tanking score increased to 3 deaths. Next week the plan is to skip to the final bosses of Sanctum. We’re coming for you Kel’Thuzad and Sylvanas!

Behind the Curve has room for more raiders. Anyone interested please check the Raidteam Recruitment channel.

WoW Classic
Mount Hijal and Black Temple opening on January 17th.
Still a (half guild) raid group every Saturday evening, going strong

In Game News, the Public Test Server is up for the time being with no announcement about taking it down. That’s good news if you wanted to work toward the Test Server achievements which earn you rewards in game, like a holographic log mount. As far as we know, 7.0 The Legacy of the Sith is still scheduled for release on 2/15/22.

For the guild, December was a cozy month of snowballs and Operations and wookiee hugging. As we roll into the second half of January 2022, though, it’s going to heat up. It’s Total Galactic War! That means that while guildies play SWTOR, the guild accumulates points that could win us a planet. This will be a serious effort and the competition for a planet is steep. If you want to help out there are several things you can do in just a few minutes every day that would add substantially to our point total. Drop by the SWTOR discord channel for specifics. If your character is not in the guild yet, hop in on Sunday or Monday to get in before reset for your points to count. If you character is brand new, not to worry. You will get SUBSTANTIAL points for those early levels. It really is for everyone.

Come join us for some pew pew and some (show off light sabers here) – Vrummmummmmm

Map night has returned! We’re back and hitting up the new treasure dungeon, the Excitatron 6000, every Saturday at 9:30 pm eastern. Check the pins in the ffxiv channel for more info.

Our lovely community member Zoot is also running mount farms on Friday at 8pm eastern. Level requirement depends on what is being run, but it’ll generally adapt to whoever wants to come. Don’t be intimidated if you’ve never done EX trials before, unsynced they’re not too hard and we’ll be happy to have you and help you through it!

MFN’s have resumed after the holiday break. We’ve spend the first two of the year vanquishing world bosses in various zones.

We also jumped to our death and helped a member get the Slaughter Fish achievement.

The Daedric War Celebration runs from January 20th – Feb 1st so our MFN’s will be focused on doing the dailies for the event tickets and killing bosses.

We plan to do more trials on nights we have 12 people online for MFN.

There will be a Global Reveal Event for ESO on January 27th at 12pm PST. They are going to give us a peek at the upcoming Chapter and DLCs that will be released this year. Tuning into the show on Twitch will earn you a new coral crab pet and a crown crate though Twitch drops as long as you have your accounts linked.

This is going to be a big year for the fed fleet. Why? Well, we are closing in on a lot of the Tier V unlocks (highest unlock) for the starbase.

Military: 15 projects to go
Engineering: 38 projects to go
Science: 41 projects to go

While yes, you can only do 1 project every 20 hours (1 day lets say) that means we should be working on the big unlock project for Military in 3 weeks or less. This will then free up resource requirements and hopefully make it more likely we are triggering daily, but even still means 2 months we should have engineering done and 3 months science should be done, if not way sooner.

After a break for the holidays (and Maellung needing to heal in RL) SNL returned this past Saturday. The first fight of the new raid is coming to Bullroarer this week. Treebeard opened up Mines of Moria a couple weeks ago. The ill omens event is being postponed until maybe later this year so they can focus on the rewards. And lastly session play is bugged at the moment and will be fixed in the patch this week.

And with that, let’s talk about the fun and games we had over our break!


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

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Next time, we’ll be talking to Jehdai in Guild Wars 2. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.