The AIE Podcast #384 – Cakes and Dailies!

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    We’re two manning his show
    ESO is taking advantage of the XP and getting it done
    AIE is expanding into lots of spaces
    STO is on unlock
    And, I (Abovan), am here to talk about FFXIV

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #384 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mew: To my left is Abovan: – (catch phrase here). And, Tetsemi and Mkallah are off tonight, something about a kid and a birthday and eating large amounts of cheese and chocolate for dinner. This week we are joined by special guest and temporary co-host, Abovan, who is here to talk to us about AIE in FFXIV Welcome!

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

AIE News

Mandatory Fun Nights- please note, there are some changes to the schedule

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 – Destiny?
Wednesday –
Thursday – FFXIV (Sprout Raid) 10:00 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV (Mount Farming) Various times, usually starting at 8pm EST or later
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 421: Level Sync Stat Talk

What are bolster and level sync? What do they do to our stats? What changes are coming? That’s right… back by popular demand… it’s stat talk!

Working Class Nerds (NSFW) – Episode 147: Tom_Tom Tv Takeover!

Marcus and Nick sit down with one of help streamers in Destiny 2 Tom_TomTV. This was an amazing conversation. We even have something Top secret in this episode. DONT TELL NICK!

Tom_Tomtv Link:

Mad Max Warhammer, Firefighter RPG, Best Games for On The Go – Boards & Swords #193

Philip is recovering from Vegas, so Chris got Shaun from the former “All the Bits” podcast to come on the show and talk about a few games that are great to play on the go. Also, a brand new version of Catan got announced, a popular RPG maker is making a game where you play as First Responders, and much more!
Note: In the show, I mention a video game that was recalled because of South Park, here’s the details:
Fleet Action Report – Episode 91 Fashion Day

In this episode of Fleet Action Report, Nikodas, Grebog, and special guest TabbythaGames take you through the true end game of Star Trek Online. That is right, we go into space barbie.

In WoW Raid team news this week: Noob Raid got their first kills of Kel’Thuzad and Sylvanas, the final bosses of Sanctum Domination. Thanks to the WITT Raid team for their help! Dankinia would like to start on the new Raid – Sepulcher of the First Ones – next week if we can get a full 20 people for LFR. Come join us!

Alliance side team Hell Froze Over is 8/11 Normal in Sepulcher, freeing the dominated King Anduin from the Jailer’s grasp. (Dun dun dunnnnnn!)

Behind the Curve and the Filthy Casuals are both 4-11 Normal in Sepulcher. Next target: The Angry Crab.

WoW Classic
Zul’Aman (10man troll raid) has opened its doors. Come get your Amani War Bear by saving all the prisoners in the time allocated

(Zul’Aman is a catch up raid, for those that don’t have Black Temple and Mount Hijal on farm)

Our Operations teams have two openings. Where’s the Cantina is looking for a DPS on the Republic side on Monday nights at 7:30 Central. TACO is looking for a DPS on the Imperial side on Sunday nights, also at 7:30 Central.

During our MFN on Tuesday nights, we’ve been working toward Conquest and Galactic Seasons targets. Recently, now that a lot of people have reached the new max level of 80, we have added Operations back into the mix. So far the new scaling has worked out pretty well for us.

We’d like to field a team to go on the Public Test Server to check out the new Operations bosses when they become available again. Keep an eye on discord for when that might be.

Cool things the guild has been doing:
– We’ve been taking advantage of the Bonus XP events and doing dailies for the gift boxes.
– Trials!!! We’ve bravely gone in to 12 person content with 10-11 people and were successful in both killing bosses and having fun.
– If you are interested in running dungeons for pledges 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:
– Celebrating the 8 year anniversary of ESO by eating cake and doing dailies
– Trials on nights we have 12 people online for MFNs

See Game Notes

Destiny 2
The Destiny 2 clan is growing and growing. Now that were settled into the Witch queen and The Season of the Risen the clan is working towards that all powerful pinnacle gear cap. We are having Clan Night Tuesdays at 9pm est.

We work on all the weeklies and help clan members if they need help with something specific.
Hope to see you there Tuesday nights!

Lost Ark
The Lost Ark Guild has progressed to level 7 and will soon be unlocking the maximum guild shop level for purchasing the most advanced materials for character progression. More than 30 players remain active across the guilds, and many members are advancing into Tier 3 and will be rising to the challenge of the Argos raid very soon. Weekly events for completing Guild Tasks, Abyssal dungeons and Saturday evening LAF’N continue. Now that we’ve achieved larger capacity in the first guild, we are attempting move players who do not yet have a character in this level 7 guild so they make take advantage of the benefits offered. Contact Durus or one of the officers to help move your characters!

The game is free to play, and we’ll take all the help we can get finding that darn Ark!

The fleet has unlocked everything it can at the Starbase including the last construction project of upgrading the transwarp gateway. The latest addition in the unlocks are the elite hangar pets at the space equipment vendor. Which means you can pickup the best hangar pets in game now.

Colony is still moving along quite nicely. All the hard work with the holdings is greatly appreciated.

First Contact Day event had started. The rewards is a A600 synth as a combat pet. (If this sounds a bit odd to you, don’t worry it does, to us, as well.)

We have Fleet Fun Night on Thursdays at 11pm Eastern. Nikodas and Grebog host Fleet Action Report live at every Monday at 11pm Eastern. This next Monday we will be covering the latest event, First Contact Day.

Currently we are working on upgrading the tavern which will allow us to have better guild wide buffs. We are in need of Empty Kegs, or the materials to craft them, (See Pinned post in discord). We also need bottles of Elonian Wine (or the gold to purchase them), and lots of Elder wood planks, Mithril Bars and Varies Leather Squares.

Jehdai is still looking at getting strikes going once more people get through the story. Mandatory Fun Nights are Mondays at <9:30pm ET>. and dungeons and more happen monthly.

15th Anniversary event runs 4/20-5/11. Update 33 should be dropping around that same time. Update 33 will bring some awesome stuff for free-to-play players.

And with that, let’s get back to Abovan and find out what’s going on in FFXIV.

FFXIV patch 6.1 THIS WEEK! Tuesday!

Now, there may be spoilers, so let’s get into the spoiler mood…

The Titanic. It sinks.

Darth Vader was indeed Luke’s Father

Maggie shot Mr. Burns

All of Eorzea is saved. Zenos is dead. The Scions have disbanded. The Hydaelyn and Zodiark storyline has concluded and the first steps of the new storyline will be starting on Tuesday.

So, now that we have spoiled it all, how we get there is awesome. One of the most satisfying gaming experiences that we have ever had. Seriously. You owe it to yourself to go play it. Seriously.

Thankfully, the game has resumed the free trial and game sales so if you haven’t played it, you can play it. Free trials are capped at level 60, but do include all content from the base game, the 1st expansion, all of the patch content, and jobs from that expansion. That includes the Dark Knight job, which is so well written, it is considered a preview of the current expansion story themes (which was written by the same person, Natsuko Ishikawa).

On Tuesday, we get the next chapter of the FFXIV story. This is like “phase 2” or what happens after Avenger’s Endgame. Fresh stories. We don’t know much about where it is going to go, but we are sure that it will be awesome.epic, and worth playing.

Quick Hits of new patch features.

More MSQ
Conclusion of the role quests. Required to complete all of the 4 other role questlines in Radz-at-Han.

New Ex Trial, Endsinger.

New story connecting the end of Endwalker and Omega, the Stormblood raid series.

New Unreal Ultima’s Bane – Ultimate Weapon raid, iLevel 560, capping at 565.

Lots of changes to the ARR experience.

MSQ Dungeons revised.

Duty Assist to fill out a group for people that do not wish to use the duty finder

Players are not locked to either, so if you feel like people one day, NPCs the next, you can swap all you want.

Cape Westwind is now a solo trial.

Castrum Meridianum is 4 player with extensive changes to the flow of the dungeon.

Praetorium is now a 4 player dungeon with lots of changes.

Ultima Weapon moved from the dungeon to a 4 player trial, added to the newly imagined MSQ roulette.

Lahabrea will now be a solo duty.

New PvP, Crystalline Conflict

Push the cart, I mean the Crystal!
Matches are capped at 5 mins in length.
All characters with jobs at level 30 or higher are eligible.
Casual, ranked, and custom matches available.
Rewards are season based, along with the return of the GARO Collaboration

New Alliance Raid
Myths of the Realm Part 1: Aglaia
24-player, matched content
Also great as a gearing catch up mechanic.

New Tribe quests.

New Hildabrand

New Tataru’s Grand Endeavor
More glam plates, with the glamor dresser expansion planned in a future patch.

Mog Station items are able to be “tried on” in your inn room

Player “Adventure Plates”. Like a FFXIV business card, customizable in game and searchable. Player info and customizable portrait.

FC News

Starting up a new event, Sprout Raids!

Thursdays at 10:00pm EST.

We will be cycling through the 24-player raid series. Each raid will be announced in Discord, but will be done in a predictable format.

Usually, these will take 45 mins to an hour to complete.

Pretty straight forward, forgiving raiding experience.

First 3 ARR Alliance Raids are required to continue on to Heavensward.

Great turnout for the first run of this event. Plenty of room for more, so we hope to see you there.

Friday Night Mount Nights! A community grass roots event, starting at 8:30-ish, but the time varies, so pay attention to Discord for exact start times. Go though the game’s EX trials for mount drops. This starts at level 50 and has about 4 mounts per expansion that can be acquired.

Saturday night map nights. Treasure maps will be run at 9:30pm EST. Casual, but highly profitable content. Many times, the map portals will be an item on the Adventure’s Tails book, so a great way to fill out the book for the week as well. Again, bringing a map is not required, but highly appreciated if you do.

Want to help out with maps? The unlock to be able to decipher a map starts in Wineport and can be done in about 5 to 10 mins with cutscenes.

Have other event ideas that you want to run with, or just bounce ideas off of people? Just speak up in the #ffxiv channel in discord! We’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts.

We can’t wait to usher you through your FFXIV experience. Plenty of friendly faces, voices, and characters to play with during your time in FFXIV. Drop on down in the #ffxiv channel, say hello. Even if you are just starting out, we’d love to be part of your journey.

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

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