The AIE Podcast #388 – Elf Burglar, where’s YOUR mind?

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    When New Content and the Summer of Love Collide
    We have a Flashpoint Newsflash coming in fast
    AIE in ESO goes to 11!
    Guild Wars 2 gets a little more balanced!
    And, we are talking amongst ourselves

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #388 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Mewkow: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mkallah: (Hey folks, there are Fig scones in the guild kitchen- and I don’t mean the cat). This week we are having a host show! Welcome US!!

Ok, we’ll be digging into what we’ve been up to 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

Summer of Love

SOL 2022 Notes

Start Aug 2nd, Tuesday
Walk at 9:30pm EDT

– WoW = Gusty (Shrine of the Fallen Soldier -> Booty Bay)
– WoW Classic = Looci – (Shrine of the Fallen Soldier -> Gates of Orgrimmar)
– Lotro = Maellung (will adjust the MFN from Monday to Friday) – Bree above the Bluff
– SWTOR = BC – Alderaan
– ESO = Redrum/Ken (Panther Fang Temple)
– STO = Grebog (Wolf 359 Memorial)
– GW = Dejara (Lion’s Arch – Memorial Wall)
– FFXIV = Abovan (FC House)

End Aug 7th

Gusty – in charge of the WoW cordination will sort out route and fireworks. Pet battles/giveaways, Transmog runs, Visit the other side (horde/alliance flip)

Gusty – D&D discussions – All sessions 4-5 players (make slots for 5?)
DP Roberts -Thurs 8/4 8pm-11pm Eastern
Palell – Fri 8/5 9pm-12am Eastern
Duskmire – Sat 8/6 7pm-10pm Eastern
Mementh – Sun 8/7 6pm-9pm Eastern.
Titles and other details to come

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast

We have a player made guild event coming next week that uses the macrobinoculars and seeker droids. You may have forgotten about them or never had the chance to start those missions.

Behind the Games Podcast
The People Are The Studio – Behind The Games chat with Hector Padilla of IO Interactive

The People Are The Studio – Behind The Games chat with Hector Padilla of IO Interactive

Many game studios are having a moment right now where they need scale, and to learn to be better, more professional companies. IO Interactive has this figured out with leaders like Hector Padilla, a people manager at IO Interactive. IOI is the game studio that makes the Hitman series and soon a new 007 game. Hector focuses on making teams work together while developing all these great games. We talk here about an inside view of IO Interactive and Hitman, how to run a studio like a mature company, how to connect teams and people, and a little about the future of gaming. Thanks Hector and IOI!

Working Class Nerds (NSFW) – Episode 158: Multiverse of Fetta Cheese!
Marcus and Nick discuss Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness with a great friend of the show, Joey Fetta!! The three of them indulge in their usual ridiculous side bar conversations, and give their breakdown of the movie! Enjoy!

Boards and Swords Podcast
BattleTech, Necromunda, Origins 2022 (Special Guest Ken from Geek-Craft!) – Boards & Swords 198

Apparently Backerkit is making its own Kickstarter like platform? Also Magic the Gathering is 30 years old? In more recent news, Origins Game Fair was a few weekends ago and Ken from Geek Craft is here to talk about it!

Star Trek Online – Fleet Action Report
Fleet Action Report Ep 103 Farming Marky Marks

In this episode of Fleet Action Report, Grebog and Nikodas are continuing to work on their budget builds for their New Player Challenge. We run the mission for the Bajor Defense Deflector and then move on to Task Force Operations (TFO) for getting some marks.

WoW players are busy making to do/wish lists with the announcement that Shadowlands Season Four will arrive Aug 2nd. Huzzah for long awaited new content, but geeez Blizz, don’t you know AIE has other plans that week? Alliance Raid Team, So Let’s Go Skating is racing to down Heroic Jailer for the Ahead of the Curve Achievement (GO SLUGS!) while Gustyail and many others are running Mythic Plus dungeons to become Keystone Masters

AIE Virtus displaying their Waste Warped Deathwalker — the Mythic Plus Dungeon achievement mount.

WoW Classic
Wrath is coming closer (surely end of August or beginning of September), so we do have an influx of new players coming in to level this summer.

As a reminder, to attract new players for #10ForWrath, we are giving gold (100) to any new player, to make skills, mount and leveling easy.

Also, Blizzard announced they will be providing a 50% EXP buff before and during the Wrath pre-event. No announced date for that to start yet, but keep an eye out for it.

Sundays and Wednesdays are dungeon days (9-11 EDT), and we all help each other on the 5 man quests and things. We are working on getting 10 to 70 so we can raid Karazhan, and begin to get that #10forWrath synergy going! Our Raid Leader is Shrimpiclese, and we are always ready for new people to come join in the fun of classic!

Flashpoint Fridays update for July: Normally these are on the first Friday of the month, but in July it will on the 15th.

We have Operations Teams running on most nights of the week. If you want to try this type of larger group game play, just hop into discord and ask about it. Our raid leaders are always on the lookout for permanent members and alternates.

MFNs continue to run on Tuesdays nights. BC runs a mix of events, including operations, so there is always something fun to do. In many cases your character can be any level as long as you have your personal ship so that we can summon you. No gear level or experience required.

Also, coming this Tuesday, July 5th, there will be a MFN treasure hunt in SWTOR, check the #swtor channel in AIE Discord for more info on what’s planned.

FFXIV continues to drum out the new content.
Hildebrand and relic
Omega continuation
Amelieance crafting
Patch 6.18 will be deployed this Tuesday. There will be a 24-hour maintenance on Monday. Cross data center server visits. We will see you on Tuesday for path 6.18 in FFXIV.

Late August, we will be getting patch 6.2. What are we getting? New MSQ, new Raid Tier, new gathering Tribe quests, More details on animal crossing island adventures -let your minions run free -farming and animal raising , Variant Dungeons (the easier ones), Criterion Dungeons (difficult dungeons with 2 levels of difficulty), PvP Series 2 (Series is new rewards, season is just for ranking progression), and the best features of all, the glamour dresser in being increased from 400 to 800 items.
For AIE News…

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.
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 other maps found within the previous expansions. Check the AIE discord in the
ffxiv channel to confirm which level maps we will be focusing on that week.

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 Dark Apocalypse raid series. Once this series wraps up, we will have the new Endwalker alliance raid to do, and then will wrap back around to the Crystal Tower raid series again.

Cool things the guild has been doing:
– There is an event in game right now where you earn reward boxes of loot for doing things in a group with guildmates so this past Friday was spent roaming though Craglorn killing all the Worldbosses.
– 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:
– Next Friday’s MFN will be spent once again killing world bosses as group so we can earn more reward boxes during the event.

The Federation colony is still moving along well towards Tier 5.

KDF is closing in on Tier 3 of the dilithium and has started some starbase work.

Thursday night fun night is still happening. We start at 11pm Eastern. And fun nights will be Fed based except for the 3rd Thursday of the month, which we will then explore with our Klingon Defense Force captains.

And as always, catch Fleet Action Report on Mondays at 11pm. this Monday will be heading back to Risa as the summer event has started.

ArenaNet just pushed a balance patch the other day. Lots of changes, so there is a good chance that your class received some tender loving care from the devs. Raids now have an emboldened Mode, this is similar to the buffs you get in wow when you wipe on a boss. This buff will be active on one raid wing each week, and players will have the option to disable it. Strike gold rewards have been rebalanced to make them more, well, rewarding.

Guild stuff is the same as it always is. Mondays, and Dungeons and more. Also still taking donations for the guild hall

Here’s what is happening in LOTRO for July to September:

Late July – Update 33.1 ‘Further Adventures with Elladan & Elrohir’

Treasure Bugan event

August – Farmers Faire

Mid-August – Season 3 of the Legendary Item Reward Track

August 31st – Legendary world of Shadowfax allows access to the Far Anorien and Wastes regions and the level cap increases to 105.

August 31st – Shutdown of the Anor Legendary server

September – Update 33.2 class/race combos expanded
– Dwarves & Stout-Axe Dwarves can get Captains and Wardens
– Elves & High Elves can be Burglars
– Hobbits can be Lore-Masters and Champions
– Humans can play as Rune-Keepers

And with that, let’s find out what we’ve been doing in and out of game!



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

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Next time, we’ll be talking to Doctor Gameology, an AIE member with a very unique set of special skills!- . So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.