The AIE Podcast #386 – Blade of Whoa, or Woe?

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Destiny 2 is New, New, New this Tue, Tue, Tuesday
    We have a Mini Raid Team wrap up for WoW
    First Fridays are for Flashpoints
    GW2 needs your kegs and wine bottles
    And, we have Dankinia here to talk to us about AIE in ESO

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #386 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mkallah: To my left is Tetsemi: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Dankinia who is here to talk to us about AIE in Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) 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 –
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 425: World Boss Multi-Tag

We like to hunt world bosses and with multi-tag and fast spawn things are a little different in the 7.0 era.

Also, check out for another new podcast called Behind the Games where Jeff (Max) and Sema interview people working in the game industry and give you a glimpse behind the scenes about what’s going on in game development and marketing.

Working Class Nerds – Episode 152: Working Class Questions! (NSFW)

Marcus and Nick are joined this week by GREAT friend of the show Joey Fetta, and the three of them answer questions posted in our discord by YOU! Enjoy!

Fleet Action Report – Episode 97 Heart of the Storm

In this episode of Fleet Action Report; Nikodas and Grebog are taking the fight to the Terran Empire. It’s into the Heart of the Storm event where we’ll be taking on 2 new episodes and 1 new TFO.

Boards & Swords 196 – A Final Fantasy TCG? Pirate Pathfinder Board Game, Out of Context Comments

A better look at that Runescape board game, Embracer Group buys up more IPs, did you know there’s a Final Fantasy TCG? All this plus we take a look at some out of context comments made at Warhammer Fest!

New World

The server merge to Valhalla went smoothly a few weeks back and things are mostly quiet as the community waits for updates and new content to shake things up. We have a handful of players that log in a couple times a week though so if anyone did want to try it out or get something going they can post up in the channel and rally the troops.

Star Citizen
Free fly for Star Citizen this week for invictus week. See the Nomads channel in discord for details, a pinned post for referral codes.

As always if anyone wants to do some multi crew stuff they can reach out to Jehdai.

Destiny 2
With the new Season coming this Tuesday. The clan had a ton of fun for Clan Night on Tuesday.
This week will be an off night for clan night as we start the new story content and get into the BRAND NEW DUNGEON!!

Look for the new trailer coming this Tuesday morning!!

Division 2
The Division 2 has seen a resurgence with the latest title update 15, and new Season 9: Hidden Alliance season content. New gear, systems, and a game mode: Countdown have drawn a handful of AIE clanmates back into the game.

Lost Ark
The game continues to receive new content, the May update included the new Destroyer class. Many of the guild members are now solidly into tier 3 and completing end-game raid content.
Please see the game’s discord channels if you’d like to know more!

Kiddie Aggro defeated the heroic Ry-gelon in Sepulcher of the First Ones and is currently in an epic battle to rid the Shadowlands of the Jailer before he destroys all of creation.

Alliance Team Hell Froze Over began Heroic Sepulcher this week, downing 2 bosses. Their progression team So Let’s Go Skating has Heroic Halon-druss (aka Murder Crab) on the menu tonight. Oh, last minute update, they are currently enjoying those crab cakes!!!

Noob Raid took out one boss in Sepulcher and the weekly world boss. A few more experienced raiders would make a big difference to our scrappy Guild runs. Oh and in case you are wondering, Kini has tanked the floor 75 times so far this year.

Alliance side is also highly active in Mythic Plus runs and we’re working to spread some of that to energy to the Horde, with Midnight Mythics 2-3 nights a week. Mythics are a great way to gear and increasingly vital to WoW endgame activities.

WoW Classic
More newcomers leveling, joining us before Wrath #10ForWrath

Sunwell Plateau (the last raid of Burning Crusade) is open and its difficulty (it is the un-nerfed version) has surprised many players, used to steamroll the rest of the expansion

Dungeon nights on Sunday and Wednesday continue as well!

Flashpoint Fridays are back! Join Maellung on the first Friday of the month to run the flashpoints of your dreams. Content is tailored to the people who attend and could include taking advantage of things like double xp or completing missions.

MFNs continue to run on Tuesdays nights. Ideas about what to do for MFN nights are welcome!

May the 4th brought a new companion pet, the P1-XL Probe Droid, and a week of double XP.

We have Ops opportunities on two of our teams. If you want to give Ops a try, give a shout out in discord. Specifically, that would be Albuspuer for TACO (Sunday nights, 7:30-9:30 Central, Imp side) and Balto for Where’s the Cantina (Monday nights, 7:30 Central, Pub side).

See Game Notes

AIE Map Nights, Saturday at 9:30pm EST, are still a popular event. Be a level 90, have access to all of the zones, and loot, prizes, and general merriment will be your reward. We use Level 90, 8-player maps. You do not have to bring a map to join, but if you do wish to bring one for the group to use, we are looking for the Timeworn Kumbhiraskin Treasure Map.

AIE is also hosting Sprout Raids on Thursday nights at 10pm EST. These raids will vary in levels, as we go through all of the 24-player raids in each expansion. So far, we have completed all of the Crystal Tower and the Shadow of Mhach raid series. Currently, we are working on the Rabanastre raid series. We completed The Royal City of Rabanastre last week and will be moving on to The Ridorana Lighthouse. We look forward to all of you “prime” people there on Thursday for another fun spout raid. (The joke is that one boss can tell you to stand in prime numbers to avoid getting hit from his attack. Yes, FFXIV has a math boss.)

Thanks for all of your support and energy in FFXIV. As the patches start hitting and more content is available, AIE in FFXIV will be here. Thanks!

The colony is still progressing through the final tier, tier 5.

Thursday nights at 11pm is fun night. Next week we plan on having a KDF fun night. Let everyone get their KDF captains out and get them some fresh air and exercise.

Heart of the Storm event is going on now. It has a great ground set. May be the best in game.

Monday’s at 11pm eastern come watch Fleet Action Report live

Next episode Nikodas and Grebog will be back on their new character challenge captains to hit level 60 and maybe push for 65 while live. We will also discuss all the new unlocks at level 60 and 65.

Living world Season 1 Episode one is happening right now. . And, in case you didn’t know, LWS1 will be free for all forever, since it’s 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 the guild is working on upgrading the tavern which will allow for 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 9:30 eastern, as well as dungeons and more happen monthly.

And with that, let’s get back to Dankinia and find out what’s going on in Elder Scrolls Online (ESO).

– Since the anniversary event is over, we’ve been diving back into 12 person Trials.
– If we only have 9-11 we do one of the easier ones using our companions.
– we had 12 people last week so we decided to go into Cloudrest for the first time and were able to clear it.

The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle comes out June 6 for PC/Mac and June 21 for consoles. High Isle is the newest chapter and we get to dive into the culture of the Bretons with a zone main story, six new delves and world bosses, two new public dungeons, a new trial, two new companions, and a deckbuilding game called Tales of Tribute where you can play against other players and npcs and earn things like furniture and cosmetics. And of course there will be new gear and collectibles. I’m hoping at least one of the new companions won’t get upset when you use the Blade of Woe like the two current companions do.

When it launches we will also get Update 34 which is a base game patch. Some of the changes will be the ability to include Mundus Stones in your saved armory builds, a new Quick Select Wheel on PC, and of course I expect to see some changes to abilities and gear based on the notes I’ve seen about the PTS.

What’s a good Addon Manager for ESO? – Minion is what pretty much all of us use for Addons in ESO. It is pretty simple to set up and keep updated. The downside, is it won’t automatically install any library dependencies when you install the add on so you have to make sure you install them as well.

What Addons do you recommend? – So many.
For getting around in the world
Votan’s Minimap, Votan’s Improved Quests, Votan’s Improved Locations, Ravalox QuestTracker, Map Pins

For crafting
Dolgubon’s Lazy Writ creator, Potion Maker, Votan’s fisherman, Votan’s Fish Fillet, Lost treasure and if I’m going to sell though the crafting/trading guild I use Tamriel Trade Center. I don’t run TTC all the time though because it is resource intensive.

Just for fun in groups – LovelyEmotes

Are there addons that keep you on track with the main story quest and/or the Dominion, Alderi, etc. tracks?

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

I’m @Dankinia on Twitter and Twitch.

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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 Guest in Game. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.