The AIE Podcast #389 – Finding your inner Palpatine.

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    We have the summer of love schedule!
    We have some Dragonflight expansion information,but no spoilers!
    Merrily we march along towards patch 6.2.
    LOTRO wants to get the band back together
    And, we have Dr Gameology here to talk to us about all sorts of fascinating things!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #389 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 guest Doctor Gameology! Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be going over this week’s news in a few, but first, let’s chat with Doctor Gameology!

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AIE News

Summer of Love

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 & Corley – 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 coordination will sort out routes 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 9pm-1am Eastern
Pelell – 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, including sign-up sheets.

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 431: Bad Reputation

Any reputation that you can’t get to legendary is a bad reputation. Syndicate was almost that way for us but help for that is coming in 7.1… and if you want to hear more about reputations in general, listen now!

Boston Indie Scene – Behind The Games chat with Kate Olguin

We talk about Kate’s EDU experience at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, her experience building the indie game Call of Karen, her work sponsoring and organizing the Boston indie game dev scene, and her current game design role at Other Ocean Interactive working on games like Project Winter.

Return to Dark Tower, Vampire Rivals Expansions, Capstone+? – Boards & Swords 199

Would you do a subscription to a board game company? How about play Legend of the Five Rings in D&D? We’ve got all that plus we both got a chance to play Restoration Games’ version of the classic “Dark Tower” game.

Star Trek Online – Fleet Action Report – Ep 105 2 year anniversary

This is a very special episode of Fleet Action Report. It is our 2 year anniversary and so we brought in the community to come and have some fun with us. We did some PVP matches just for fun and laughs, and watched Grebog die many times in his glass cannons.

Working Class Nerds (NSFW)
Episode 160: Always Follow Your Dreams!

Marcus and Nick sit down with fellow content creator Jacusky!! Jacusky is a Dad, awesome streamer of Destiny 2 content, aannndd an all around amazing person! Enjoy!!

You can find more of Jacusky at:

Lost Ark’s July update is due on the 20th, featuring the new mage class “Acarnist”, a power pass to boost a character to the end of the Punika story and gear level 1302, and an express event to progress more quickly on the road to gear level 1370.

Activity in the guilds is light, and we encourage anyone not in the “Aie Communitas” guild to request an invite to this more progressed guild. Please inquire about transfers Durus or the discord channel #lostark

There’s lots of excitement and debate over new info on the Dragonflight expansion – along with requests for no spoilers. Customizations for the new Drak-theer race are amazing, and Hogger is among many familiar characters getting makeovers. New options in Alpha, for players, will be able to select body type instead of choosing male or female, and data mined strings also show work on being able to choose voice and pronouns.

In WoW, Season Four is around the corner and Gustytail is among those still pushing for Mythic Keystone Master. Hooves crossed and thanks to everyone who helped their guildies with last minute achievements.

And of course there is Summer of Love! The schedule is up and we’ve got several WoW events, such as Snail racing, a Battle Pet Safari and De Other Side Challenge (roll a toon on the opposite faction.) Join the fun and bring others!

Cross Faction Noob Raid is going strong. For the next 3 weeks while Dankinia is on a much needed vacation Wingclip and Celindre have volunteered to run things.

WoW Classic
A Summer of Love event:

Skye is proud to announce that his Sister Summer of Love (Summeroflove) is looking for a mate. In true Troll fashion you must earn her hand. Six items will be required to win her hand. Her suiter must be a new level one Troll (no bad habits) and able to take care of her (thus the 6 items). The items will be announced on the night of 31 July 2022. To support her in her new life the family has put a dowry of 1000 gold for the winner of the Great Hunt. First troll to trade me said Items gets Summer of Love and of course the Gold.

There are 2nd and third place prizes as well, just a few small pets, but should be fun!

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.

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!

BC created a scavenger hunt for MFN where everyone used their seeker droids to dig up treasure for fun and prizes. Additionally, we continue to run operations for MFN when we have enough people for it. If you are wondering what classes we need, we can usually get tanks and healers, but oftentimes could use more DPS. It’s entry level raiding and everyone is welcome no matter your experience or gear. Come join us! Especially if you need to add to your supply of Dad jokes.

Cool things the guild has been doing:
– Killing World bosses and clearing Skyshards in various zones.
– Trials!!! We’ve bravely gone into 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:
– MFN for the next 3 weeks will be hosted by some of the regular attendees while Kini is out of town.

Game or press release news:
– Lost Depths DLC and Update 35 is available on the PC/MAC PTS now.

AIE Continues to roll along in FFXIV as we march towards patch 6.2.

For those grinding away in the Crystaline Conflict, the season rewards, which ends at the release in 6.2, will reward all rewards up to the tier you reach. So, you don’t have to worry about blasting past a reward that you want.

Data Center Travel is up and running. Now, we’d love to have you in our FC on Goblin. But we get that other people may belong to other communities or you have an established friend group elsewhere, you can now travel to Goblin for AIE events. Any AIE member or friends thereof are welcome to hang with us on our events, visit our house, ect. We would love to see you at our next event.

Speaking of which, our map nights are still rolling along! Saturday nights at 9:30 pm EST. Come along, get loot, have a great time! Level 90 characters that have all of the zones unlocked are required. Bringing a map is not required but always appreciated.

If you are not 90, be on the lookout for non-level 90 map events. Group maps with a chance at the loot zone are available from level 60 on up.

And Thursdays at 10pm EST, we are going to be running sprout raids again. We completed all of the legacy 24-player raids (up thru Shadowbringers) and will be looping back around to the Crystal Tower series.

Remember, some of these 24-player raids are a pre-requisites for other content. The Crystal Tower series is actually required content now to complete ARR. We’d love to see you there.

The Federation colony is still moving closer and closer to the end of tier 5.

KDF fleet is closing in on finishing the dilithium mines and having tier 1 of the Starbase done.

Thursday night fun night at 11pm. We run patrols, missions, and task force operations, depending on requests and any events going on. We focus on the Federation side except for the third Thursday of the month, then we head out on our KDF captains.

Fleet Action Report just celebrated its second anniversary. You can catch us live on Mondays at 11pm and archived episodes are on YouTube.

Arenanet has announced their summer roadmap. Big items include upgrading the original world bosses (more shiny and improved loot), the next season one chapter, and another WvW alliances beta week. MFN on Mondays at 6:30pm pt, Dungeons and more night ifs temporarily moving to be in the same week as SoL. Still taking guild hall donations.

Weatherstock is happening this weekend. Update 33.1 is ‘soon’. Yesterday LOTRO Producer Oleg “Raninia” Brodskiy announced via Twitter that he has left his position at Standing Stone Games.

What is Weatherstock you ask?

Weatherstock is a player run concert of Epic proportions held on the summit of Amon Sul on the Landroval server. The current list is 22 different player bands that will play, in game, in character, for 10-15 minutes each. Where’s Max, Pellel, and the crew? We don’t know, but suspect they might try to get in next year, right Max?

And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Dr Gameology for joining us.
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And now it’s time to play all of the great AIE member segments we received this week, including…

Next time, we’ll be talking to Gustytail about the Summer of Love!!!!. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.