The AIE Podcast #385 – Star Trek Online: Polaron Dancing

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    WoW! We’re flying on Dragons … soon (™)
    Raising the caps and counting loses in SWTOR
    Has anyone seen the Lost ARK?
    Tavern crawls, I mean construction is going on in GW2!
    And we’re transporting into the STO Fleet with Grebog and Nikodas!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode 385 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Abovan: – (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Nikodas and Grebog who are here to talk to us about AIE in Star Trek Online Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into Star Trek Online 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 11pm Eastern
Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Thursday – FFXIV (Sprout Raid) 10:00 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV (Mount Farming) 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 149: Free Ride Games!!!

Marcus and Nick sit down with Destiny Streamer, Twitch Partner, and the all around amazing community-having king, Free Ride Games!!! The three of them chat about their recent Destiny and gaming escapades, Nick talks about his busy week and they even have Sidebars within Sidebars about comic book storylines! Enjoy!

You can find more of Free Ride Games at:

Fleet Action Report

F.A.R. Grebog’s New Character Challenge Captain level 41 to 49

Grebog spends the night running from 41 to 49 on his new character challenge captain.

Noob Raid will be checking out Sepulcher of the First Ones in Normal for the 2nd time tonight.

WoW 10.0 – Dragonflight has been announced, with a new 4 zone area, new playable race with it’s own class, a revamped talent tree, dragon riding, and much much more!

WoW Classic
Sunwell (last raid of Burning Crusade) was on PTR, so it will be dropping soon… and the un-nerfed version to start with, so rivers of tears are coming our way, up to the mountaintop of M’uru, the nightmare of all (and true boss of Sunwell).

Nerfed version will come a few weeks/months later, as the un-nerfed is no joke.

Blizzard announced Wrath of the Lich King in 2022 (so surely October or November)

More people are logging in and joining, so we are hopeful to have 10 for Wrath

In SWTOR, we’re looking forward to updating to 7.0.2, which will include some fine tuning on new systems and currencies that were new with 7.0. Notably, caps have been raised on the currencies that are the easiest to get. Some of the currencies that were the biggest bottlenecks have been tweaked to drop slightly more often. A big change for PvPers is that losses in war zones will now count toward weekly targets. This will bring conventional PvP more in line with GSF for making progress on Conquest and Galactic Seasons. This update will come on Tuesday this week!

Also… Max and Sema will be doing this week’s SEPC tonight after the AIE Podcast (8:30ish central). Showing some SW cosplay and other stuff from PAX East, which is still in progress.

We have added another weekly event, Sprout Raid! This event, which runs Thursdays at 10PM EST, will take the members of AIE through the 24-player raids in the game. The first 3 weeks were a resounding success, completing all 3 of the Crystal Tower Raids.

We will be continuing Sprout Raid in the upcoming weeks, with the next raid on April 28th, going into the Void Ark. This is a level 60 Raid, available at the end of the base Heavensward expansion. Hope to see you there.

The other events, mount farms (Fridays) and Map Nights (Saturdays) are still in play and we’d love to see you there as well.

Cool things the guild has been doing:
– The last few weeks have been spent taking advantage of the Anniversary event cake and doing the dailies as well as checking out the new Prologue quest for the next Chapter release.
– 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:
– Trials on nights we have 12 people online for MFNs and zone clears when we don’t.

See Game Notes

Activity in Lost Ark continues to be steady with more than 20-30 players logging in each day. Consolidation into the primary, most progressed, guild of Aie Communitas. If you do not yet have a character in this guild please contact Durus or Dethode for more information. At our current growth we should obtain level 8 by next weekend.

The April update and patch have arrived: Battle for the Throne of Chaos.

* The new continent of South Vern is available to continue the story of Lost Ark.
* A new martial artist class balancing Glaive and Spear weapons between two different stances: the Glavier.
* The Feiton powerpass is available to progress your character quickly to tier 2 and the continent of Feiton.
* A new system, the Ark Pass, was introduced with varying levels from free to two paid tiers of premium and super premium. Each tier offers different types of rewards like many seasonal passes introduced in other games. The current pass is dubbed “Noble Banquet” and lasts from April 21 to July 14, 2022.
* There are new items in the store, including skins, mounts, and pets.
* Other shiny things.

Daily activities in the guild continue. Do not forget to speak up in-game, in the global chat to group with guildies.
If you have any questions, there are always knowledgeable vets lurking in the public AIE discord lostark channel.

Living world Season 1 Episode one is happening right now. (I am not sure what the release schedule is for the new [old] content). What I do know is that LWS1 will be free for all forever, since you know its super old content. (also keep that in mind while playing through it, the style of storytelling has evolved so much since this was released).

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

The 15th anniversary event is live and with that Update 33. To celebrate 15 years lotro has some awesome new perks for both free-to-play and VIPs. There are also some limited time account wide gifts to those at least level 2 during the anniversary event to pick up through May 10th. The gifts are for both free-to-play and VIPs. VIPs will get additional account wide gifts.

And with that, let’s get back to Nikodas and Grebog and find out what’s going on in Star Trek Online.

Primary Target
Don’t need to be a Star Trek fan
Space vs Ground

Detail FTP vs Pay to Win
T5 vs T6 Ships
Yearly freebies
Convert Dilithium to Zen (real-world currency)

Talk about new character challenge
Why we’re doing it and what rules we’re following
What we’ve learnt thus far

Talk about Fun Nights
Secondary Target
Fleet Action Report
Why we started a video podcast
Video vs voice

Talk about some of the more interesting episodes
Polaron Dancing & Captain (Anti)Proton
Fleet Status Update

Talk about hitting T5 Starbase
The work it took, what we’ve unlocked, and how do we still earn credits
Work still ongoing for Colony World & KDF Fleet

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

Fleet Action Report video podcast:
Twitter livestream for FAR and Fun Night:
Twitter livestream for Nikodas & daughter:

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. Abovan is at @abovan, 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

Next time, we’ll be talking to someone in some show. So until then, AIE…

– This is Tetsemi
– This is Abovan
– This is Nikodas “See you… out there”
– This is Grebog “Live Long and Prosper”

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.