The AIE Podcast #387 – LOTRO: Pickpockets take the cake

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Diablo Immortal is Mobile, and more!
    Noob gets cross…. Faction, that is
    FFXIV is making it RAIN
    GW2 Sky Pirates is doing it live!
    And, we have Maellung and Dux who are here to talk to us about AIE in LOTRO

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #387 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Mkallah: – (hey, folks, there is a chocolate souffle in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Maellung and Dux who are here to talk to us about AIE in AIE in LOTRO Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into AIE in LOTRO 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 427: Star Wars Celebration News

Star Wars Celebration news and announcements plus some SWTOR class balance news for 7.1

STO – Fleet Action Report –
Fleet Action Report Ep 99 Deep Dive: Control Build

This episode of Fleet Action Report, Grebog will conduct a Deep Dive of his control build while Nikodas details what else you’ll need for Elite TFOs.

Working Class Nerds (NSFW) – Episode 154: The Podcasters Podcast!!

Okay this one is a DOOZY! Marcus and Nick are rejoined by GATR and Hazel from the Guardian Down Cast, as well as Both Randy AND Adam from Bone Apple Tea!!

The SIX of them talk all about how they got into podcasting and how they developed their shows! You don’t wanna miss this marathon of a show! Enjoy!

Find more of the Guardian Down Cast at:

Find more of Bone Apple Tea at:

Behind the Games – Sound Design For Far Cry – Interview with Eduardo Vaisman of Ubisoft Toronto

How far would you go to make the game you are working on sound good? We interviewed Eduard Vaisman, the Bafta Nominated Audio Director for Far Cry at Ubisoft to find out. We talked to him about his wilderness trip seeking sounds, how the sound design was done for Far Cry 6, the difference between sound design for movies and games, and what Eduardo personally was able to bring to the story and themes of the game.

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.

Diablo Immortal
The mobile version is out, and is free to play, but is definitely a gacha game, if you value time over money. It takes up 12.5 gb on the iPhone. The PC Version is in Beta and is a direct mobile port. We have created a Clan (max 100 members) and it is named Alea Iacta Est Diabolus. You must be level 30 to join a Clan.

Noob Raid’s first cross faction raid happened and was a ton of fun. It was nice to see some former horde members return. We killed 5 bosses which is 2 more than we’ve ever done in the past.

Team Kiddie Aggro defeated Heroic Jailer in the Sep-ull-cher of the First Ones. They are the first AIE Raid team to get Ahead of the Curve achievement!

WoW Classic
Limited Promotion for the upcoming Wrath of the Lich King ! Come join us and any new player will get 100g, for mount, skills and an easy start.

Dungeons and more runs on Sunday and Wednesday nights, from 9-11 EDT. Please feel free to use whatever is in the guild bank for leveling professions and things like that. Welcome to all the returning players for #10forWrath

MFNs continue to run on Tuesdays nights. This week we are targeting an operation. Stay tuned to hear about which one!

The Public Test Server is back up, and we are hoping to field a team to go in and take a look at the new Operation.

Looking for DPSers on two of our Operations teams – Sunday Nights imp side and Monday nights pub side.

Check out Flashpoint Fridays on the first Friday of each month. Look for Maellung!

Maellung, how about a report from June’s Flashpoint Friday?

AIE Map Nights, Saturday at 9:30pm EST, are still a popular event. If you are level 90, have access to all of the zones, then 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.

But for those that are not level 90, we are now running non-90 map nights, thanks to Sahja, we will have a group that will be doing level 60 maps found within the Heavensward expansion. On Sundays at 4pm EST, we will be running ‘Timeworn Dragonskin Maps’, which are the 8 player version and have a chance to open up the portals to ‘The Aquapolis’ bonus zone. Since this is level 60 content, this is included in the free trial, so if you have a level 60 character, but haven’t invested any money into the game yet, you are able to join in on the fun and prizes! Super thanks to Sahja for running this event. Join us in 2 weeks for Stormblood and Gazelleskin maps.

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 have completed The Royal City of Rabanastre and The Ridorana Lighthouse over the past few weeks. We will be moving over to the Obonne Monastery for the final raid of the Rabanastre raid series.

Make It Rain! The Annual Gold Saucer event, “Make it Rain” is back and is providing an extra 50% bonus to all MGP (Manderville Gold Saucer Points. The S in Saucer is silent, I guess.) This bonus applies to all MGP mini-games, such as the Cactpot, Mini-Cactpot, Fashion Contest, and the little skill mini-games in the Gold Saucer or in the AIE FC house. To celebrate the event, we will be running the “Jackpot” buff to increase the bonus by another 10%! To top it off, there’s a new seasonal questline that will reward some new emotes that will be sure to be a hit.
Other in-game news, Patch 6.15 is right around the corner. June 7th! A few highlights in this small update to the 6.1 patch…
• Tataru’s Grand Endeavor
• Omega: Beyond the Rift (Probably have to complete the Omega raid series, found in Stormblood to start)
• Arkasodara Tribal Quests
• Custom Deliveries: Ameliance

The return of Eorzea’s Greatest Inspector…

• Somehow Further Hildibrand Adventures!

There’s plenty of stuff to see and do in FFXIV! We hope to see you in Eorzea soon!

Cool things the guild has been doing:
– Trials!!! We’ve bravely gone into 12 person content with 10-11 people and were successful in both killing bosses and having fun.
– We ventured in to Cloudrest for the first time and managed to successfully clear it
– 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:
– High Isle comes out June 6th for PC/Mac so for MFN this coming Friday we will spend time exploring the new zone for Skyshards, Wayshrines, and Points of interest.

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

KDF side dilithium mine is counting down the upgrade for Tier 2 and had the Tier 2 discount project queued up to start as soon as the other finishes.

Thursday nights at 11pm EDT is MFN.

Living World Season 1: Sky Pirates is live. Come and play the second chapter of the first living world expansion. Living World Season 1 will be free forever, so don’t worry if you can’t log in right now.

MFN is mondays at 9:30 pm EDT

Dungeons and More is this Friday, June 10th at 9 pm – 11pm EDT

Also we are still looking for donations of materials for the guild hall. Please see the pinned posts in discord for more information on what we need, and how to donate.

See Game News

And with that, let’s get back to Maellung and Dux and find out what’s going on in AIE in LOTRO.

MacOS client deprecated = 3/27
15th Anniv = 4/15
Update 33 “Yondershire” = 4/20
Hobnanigans ends June 5th
What does the future hold: post Great Wedding Epic Questline: Scouring of the Shire
Otherwise, many possibilities: Harad & Khand, Lindon and South to Tharbad.

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

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. 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 possibly be talking to Jehdai about Guild Wars 2. So until then, AIE…

– This is Dux
– This is Maellung
– This is Mewkow
– This is Mkallah
– This is Tetsemi

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.