On this episode of The AIE Podcast…
- AIE Raids Lost Ark
- The Free Company Workshop is open for business
- More Fleet Milestones
- Stand by for an assault on the GW2 Guild Hall
- And, we have Max and Sema here to talk about Legacy of the Sith
All that and more coming up right now…
Welcome to episode #381 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 are dark chocolate brownies with a pretzel crust in the guild kitchen.) We are in the Mewless formation this evening, but we do have two special guests Sema and Max who are here to talk to us about AIE in SWTOR Welcome!
Ok, we’ll be digging into this weeks news shortly, but before that, let’s get back to Sema and Max and find out what’s going on in SWTOR.
You’ll just have to listen …
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 415: Live Legacy of the Sith
Max and Sema, you know them! They are willing to burn and the burning has begun. 7.0 is here and they dig in.
Working Class Nerds – Episode 141: Konquered by Kitties!!!
Marcus and Nick are joined by not only the legendary Kitty Kissz, but ALSO Kitty Treets!!! Watch out, this episode is definitely spicier than usual, but it’s a wild ride of fun. The foursome chat about SWTOR’s disappointing expansion, dive into Kitty Treets and Kitty Kissz’s DUAL STREAMING! Enjoy!
Find more of Kitty Kissz at:
Find more of Kitty Treets at:
Treets’ fave stream moment: Super sauce on Kitty’s pants
Kissz fave stream moment: Danny Trejo…who? – Treets w/ Kitty
Marcus’ fave stream moment: Kittykissz 2K Love Reaction Video
Fleet Action Report – Ep 84 A Call to Arms TFOs
Fleet Action Report, Grebog and Nikodas are headed back into the TFOs. We explain any mechanics in the featured TFO, and how you can beat the TFO while getting the most marks for reward. We start with the two TFOs that are part of the current 12th Anniversary event, then see what we get in the TFO random queue.
Boards & Swords #190 – Sports Games, $350 edition of Tsuro, New edition of Libertalia
Apparently there was a “big game” recently? Something about sports? To celebrate, we’re talking about some sports related board games and video games! Oh, and magic the gathering isn’t as hot as it used to be?
AIE in Lost Ark
The hotly anticipated MMO ARPG officially launched just over a week ago, on February 11th. It has already made Steam history with over 1.3 million concurrent users in a single day, ranking 2nd only to Public Battlegrounds.
It experienced some launch challenges, as many new MMO titles do, that prevented new players creating characters on servers that friends had been playing on during the 3 day head-start. However, this lasted only a day and new character creation restrictions were rarely in place for long as the server populations have stabilized across the various servers and regions. More information concerning these issues, relevant compensatory gifts offered, and more has been communicated on the game’s official website: https://playlostark.com/
Alea Iacta Est’s presence is on the NA East Region’s Regulus server and we are currently accepting invites to “Aie Fidelis”. The game’s guild feature is unlocked after you acquire your first mount quest reward, and is accessible from the Community Menu in the game’s interface.
Four guilds have been established in response to the initial interest in the game from the AIE Gaming Community in launch. Guild capacities are set initially to 30 members with an increasing cap up to 100 as the guild levels. This cap has been raised to 32 in two guilds which have already achieved Level 2. Guild progression and participation are important components to the growth of players’ characters as well as the guild. Each week, a portion of earned contributions is donated to the guild and a bonus reward of player currency is distributed to players based on their weekly contributions across activities from weekly guild tasks, daily donations or aid given to ongoing research projects, to simply logging in each day.
The plan is to continue increasing the guild capacity of the guilds until such time as they can support the “main” characters of all playing within a single guild or two. We will maintain the other guilds and support their growth for any overflow in interest as well as alt characters that are important to any other character’s progression as many elements are the game are shared across an account’s roster of characters on that server.
Guild event planning is underway and will include meetups for daily and weekly activities, other ongoing systems’ progression such as Adventure Tome completions, Mokoko Seed Hunt nights, and more. Stay tuned in to the AIE public discord server’s Lost Ark game category for more details.
If you are interested in the game and have questions, feel free to visit us in the text and voice channels in discord, or download the free game and join us on NA East Regulus to play with the 50-plus members currently enjoying the world of Arkesia.
Current members, remember to keep up those daily donations to spur guild growth and ask for an invite to the region-wide custom chat channel to connect with players across all four guilds!
WoW 9.2 launches on Tuesday with a bunch of quality of life improvements, a new daily area, and a raid coming soon (not ™).
WoW Classic – we are looking for a few more people when Wrath comes out. #lookingfor10
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 started, 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.
See Game Notes
XIV recently had it’s latest live letter! While the last expansion was named “ENDwalker”, it’s far from the end of FFXIV, and the adventure continues! They announced the overall plans for the 6.0 patch cycle, and some highlights include:
1. Graphics update! Higher resolution textures, improved lighting, shadows and more. Will be updated over the entire patch up to 7.0
2. The adventures of Hildibrand returns
3. New Deep Dungeon
4. Scaling difficulty 4-man dungeons, code named “Criterion” Dungeons
5. Further adjustments to the ARR main story quest, including the ability to journey into ARR story dungeons with NPC avatars
And more! The free trial also returns February 22nd, so if you’re curious about FFXIV, hit us up in discord and join us on the Goblin server in the Crystal Data Center.
Weekly guild activities continue with mount farming on Fridays and map night on Saturdays.
The Free Company Workshop is open for business! The current log of the airships, submarines, and FC construction projects are logged in discord in the #workshop-log channel.
If there is something that you would like for us to create or farm up for you in the workshop, you can message an officer in discord to get the request in. Due to the queue of players requesting things, as well as the RNG of the expeditions, it may take some time for your desired item to be delivered.
Some examples of things you could request are housing “skins”, minions, rare crafting materials, and rare orchestration rolls.
The fleet is currently collecting fleet marks for upgrading the Starbase to tier 5. Another huge milestone for the fleet.
The anniversary event still going, which rewards aT6 ship. This is a really nice variety, the Jarok Alliance Carrier. You only have until the 24th to get your needed 20 days of activities, however you can buy out any progress you need with Zen, the in game currency.
The Klingon Recruit event is also still ongoing. You can unlock special rewards and account wide rewards through various tasks you compete while playing. You only have to get the communicator device that tracks progress before March 9th. The tasks you can complete on your own schedule.
They have started the new year long event campaign, which will reward a lockbox ship, 2 T6 100% free ship coupons, or 1,500 lobi. The first event for this is The Borg Resurgence. They have remastered two space and one ground TFO fighting the Borg. You have until March 15th to get 14 days worth of progress. Once complete you get a console that allows you to assimilate an enemy target, three TFO reward boxes with your choice of a specialization point or ultimate tech upgrades, and 25k dilithium.
We have Fleet Fun Night on Thursday at 11pm est, and Nikodas and Grebog host Fleet Action Report live at https://twitch.tv/grebog every Monday at 11pm est. This Monday starts the new player challenge for the show.
End of Dragons is coming in 8 days, (or the 28th if Jehdai can’t math). If you need an invite into the guild please post your Name dot numbers in discord and tag an officer. (ie Jehdai.5769). You can find this information when you log into the game on the character select screen in the top right hand corner, or in the Contacts and LFG menu in game. Don’t forget you can represent the guild by checking the box next to our guild name (Alea Iacta Est Xiphos) in the guild panel. (100% representation is not a guild requirement, but it is nice to see folks active in the guild).
Stand by for an assault to unlock the new guild hall, Jehdai will be setting this event up shortly after end of dragons launches.
MFN at is Monday’s at 9:30 Eastern. Expect more stuff to happen during this slot when the expansion launches.
Dungeons and more (check discord for timing)
Lots of stuff in the guild bank, please use it.
Update 32 ‘Rangers and Ruins’ is live. That means Erebor housing is available for purchase, the Legendary Item Reward Track is set, and The Angle of Mitheithel is open for exploration. Also the ‘Hiddenhoard of Abnankara’ raid is due soon.
And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Sema and Max for joining us.
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In three weeks, we’ll be talking to Guest in Game. So until then, AIE…
– This is Tetsemi
– This is Mkallah
And this has been… The AIE Podcast.