On this episode of The AIE Podcast…
- February is filled with the love of games… so many games
- Sith Happens
- PvP in ESO
- Huge congrats to the STO Fleet!
- And, we have GustyKoo here to talk to us about AIE in World of Warcraft!
All that and more coming up right now…
Welcome to episode #380 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 guests Gusty who is here to talk to us about AIE in World of Warcraft. Welcome!
Ok, we’ll be digging into WoW shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…
Just a quick heads up. We have SWTOR Expansion launching on Feb 14th, Destiny 2 Expansion on Feb 22nd, and now WoW 9.2 Patch on Feb 22nd, Guild Wars 2 Expansion on Feb 28th, along with Lost Ark launching. Going to be a busy back end of the month. (edited)
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 414: Legacy of the Sith Eve
With only a few days left before 7.0 we’ve decided to team up again with Working Class Nerds for another joint episode and talk about what we’ve been doing, what we are excited about coming in 7.0 ,and what we each expect to be doing first.
Working Class Nerds – Episode 140: SWTOR Escape Pod Cast Mash-Up!!!
Marcus and Nick are joined by the legendary duo: Max and Sema from SWTOR Escape Pod Cast!! This episode is a formatting blend of the two shows, where the four of them break down what they’re looking forward to from SWTOR’s upcoming 7.0 expansion: Legacy of the Sith!! Enjoy!
Find more of Max and Sema at: https://www.twitch.tv/newoverlords
Boards & Swords #189 – Runescape is going to be a board game? Games from our childhoods
A Batman version of Detective? People shelling out millions for Marvel Zombies, and we talk about those “classic” games that we grew up playing in our childhoods.
Fleet Action Report Ep 83 Best Served Cold
Fleet Action Report, a Star Trek Online video podcast; Nikodas and Grebog intend to finish the Cold War! Ending the threat posed by the Breen to the Deferi people. Will they uncover the reason for this unwarranted attack?
Board game night is still running 1st and 3rd Thursdays off every month. We start at 7:30PM Central and go until about 9:30. We always have room for more to join, and wish that you would come join the fun.
The AIE Gaming Community has entered into the newly launched NA/EU version of the MMO ARPG: LostArk. It is an MMO that includes popular ARPG elements with millions of players worldwide. Journey through the land of Arkesia, seeking out fragments of the lost ark to put a stop to the demonic invasion that threatens the world.
AIE is currently playing on the NA East Regulus server. Note that character restrictions may be temporarily appearing to help curtail new account creations on heavily populated worlds. They are being lifted periodically as populations stabilize to allow players to join friends on these servers. It may require a game restart for it to accurately reflect on the server list. Should you have one character on the server, these restrictions will not apply to your account. If you do see a queue in excess of two or three thousand, it moves quickly.
Join over 40 members of AIE in the game as they take on dungeons, raids, weekly tradeskill tasks, and much more. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop by the Lost Ark category in the AIE Community Discord.
In WoW news, Raid Team Where is the Tank got their Ahead of the Curve achievement, defeating the Dark Lady Sylvanas on Heroic difficulty. Congrats to WITT!
Oh and then there was this: Blizzard announced the long awaited Patch 9.2 will launch on Tuesday, Feb 22 — in just over a week! But wait, there’s more: Future Patch 9.2.5 will bring cross faction dungeons, raids and PvP to WoW. Our Alliance Raid Team, Hell Froze Over has fulfilled their name’s prophecy. There was much rejoicing!
The Wednesday night ops team is looking for a full time dps. We run from 9-11 eastern on the Imp side. No prior ops experience is needed. We run story mode ops.
In Swtor it’s all about that xpac. “Legacy of the Sith” is launching on Tuesday this week (the 15th). If you ask people what they are looking forward to the most, it’s probably the next installment of the story. Many systems are getting an update too. If you’ve been thinking about dipping your toes back into Star Wars: The Old Republic, now is a pretty good time. It won’t matter if you remember how to do things, or not. It’s all new again. If you would be brand new, come check it out too. You’ll be figuring it out with us.
Because this is normally how major updates go, we are predicting smooth sailing and no server restarts! YMMV….
Join us in discord on Tuesday the 15th at 9PM. We’ll be hanging out in voice while we explore the newness. It will be a spoiler free zone, though!
Cool things the guild has been doing:
– Public dungeons, hunting world bosses, and clearing zones of Skyshards.
– If you are interested in running dungeons for pledges on Monday Nights, we have two dungeon groups that occasionally need someone to fill in. Check out the Undaunted Enclave channel in Discord for more information.
Things planned or coming up for the guild:
– Trials on nights we have 12 people online for MFNs
– On the 17th the PvP event in ESO starts, feel free to post in Discord to coordinate efforts and group up for the event. We won’t be doing this as part of MFN due to the faction requirements and Kini’s dislike of PvP.
– The new DLC dungeons leading to High Isle come out on March 14th for PC and we will be grouping up to run them for MFNs the week they release.
Our Fleet Starbase’s shipyard just got upgraded to Tier 5, which is huge! It gives us access to the best fleet ships available.
The anniversary event is also going on, which awards a free T6 ship, and a pretty good one at that, the Jarok Alliance Carrier. It only runs through the 24th and you need 20 days worth of activities, but you can buy out missing progress with Zen, the in-game currency.
The Klingon Recruit event is also happening, which lets you create a new Klingon character and complete special tasks to earn account wide rewards. And while all the rewards take awhile, you only need to get the progress tracking item by Mar 9 which is only a short way into the tutorial.
We have Fleet Fun Night on Thu at 11p est, and Nikodas and Grebog host Fleet Action Report live at https://twitch.tv/grebog every monday at 11p est.
Activity and attendance at both of these as been ticking up, and more are always welcome.
End of Dragons is coming on 2/28/2022.
Jehdai will be setting up a group night shortly after launch to unlock the new guild hall. Stay tuned to the GW2 discord Channel for scheduling and more information.
Dungeons and More (usually monthly check discord for scheduling)
Come join us in Cantha!
Also the guild bank is full of potentially useful items, please take what you need, if you need something that you can’t withdraw ask an officer to pull it out for you.
Update 32 scheduled to go live on Wednesday. This update brings a new account-based legendary reward system that starts at level 45. If you reach the end of the track there is a repeatable goal for more rewards. New region that will take players from Trollshaws to “Angle of Metheithel”. The new region is free to VIPs and available in the lotro store. All accounts have the benefit of a premium wallet and the gold cap has been lifted for non-VIPs. Finally one of Smaug’s last treasure hoards has been opened and the Dwarves of Erebor have moved to reclaim it! Join them in owning a piece of Middle-earth, in the Great Hall under the mountain (aka new premium housing area). Erebor housing includes features like swimmable gold goins, and life sized chess/checker boards.
And with that, let’s get back to Gusty and find out what’s going on in AIE in World of Warcraft
The past two weeks have seen some amazing news in World of Warcraft. Patch 9.2 will launch in just over a week and will bring a new zone: Zereth Mortis, New Raid: Sepulcher of the First Ones, new pets, mounts, transmog —- and players will be able to equip TWO legendary items (note: some restrictions apply.) Our Raid Teams are shaking off the dust and will be looking for new members. Anyone interested please check the Raid Team Recruitment and News channels in Discord! With the new legendaries coming, I plan to organize a guild event to gather mats, because it’s going to take a lot. With the new legendaries coming, I plan to organize a guild event to gather mats, because it’s going to take a lot.
One other thing coming with the patch is a male counterpart to the Warlock succubus pet. The Incubus is unabashedly sexy and I am interested to see the response. When I started playing WoW, I was uncomfortable with the succubus’ behavior but shrugged it off along with the popular joke, “There are no girls in WoW.” Times have changed and the Incubus is part of that.
Moving on – There’s excitement in our Alliance Guild Virtus regarding the cross faction play coming in future Patch 9.2.5. They can’t wait to join Noob Raid on Saturday nights. Virtus is also very active in running Mythic Plus dungeons and thanks to them I’ve actually been enjoying this content. I’d like to encourage Mythic groups on Horde side and cross faction play may be one path toward this.
And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Gusty for joining us.
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And now it’s time to play all of the great AIE member segment we received this week, including…
Next time, we’ll be talking to Max and Semat in Star Wars. So until then, AIE…
– This is Mkallah
– This is Mewkow
– This is Tetsemi
And this has been… The AIE Podcast.