The AIE Podcast #390 – Summer of Looove; Why August 2nd?

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Season 4 Launches on Aug 2nd! Hey, we have something that day!
    Legacy of the Sith on August 2nd- we STILL have something that day!
    STO has Tier 5 on the radar!
    We have your full Summer of Love schedule!
    Plus, we have GustyKoo to tell us all about AIE’s Summer of Love!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #390 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Mkallah: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests GustyKoo who is here to talk to us about AIE’s Summer of Love! Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into Summer of Love 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
The Escape Pod Cast
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 433: 7.1 Live Stream

The very last Charles Boyd stream for SWTOR was Thursday, and we also heard more about 7.1 from some of the new team leads directly.

Behind the Games
Leading From The Front – Behind The Games chat with Chris Schmidt of Infinity Ward

As Game Director at Infinity Ward’s new Austin studio, Chris builds on his vast AAA game creator and leadership experience at Bioware, where we first met Chris years ago. We talk about what a Game Director does, what games and design principles inspire him, how useful and less useful feedback comes across, and what’s on his shelves. Thanks, Chris!

The Gaming Persona Podcast
Understanding the Video Game Grind
The video game grind can keep players endlessly engaged. This episode, Dr. Gameology and Jenny review some of the most notorious current games that use

Fleet Action Report
Episode 107 Red Alarm!

The Galaxy goes to Red Alert in this episode of Fleet Action Report! Watch as Nikodas and Grebog join the fight against the Borg, Tholians, Elachi, and the Na’Kuhl. Watch to see if they can prevent the Tzenkethi from destroying a peaceful galaxy.

Working Class Nerds (NSFW – Language)
Episode 161: FernandooooOOOOoooo!!

Nick and Marcus are joined by Nick’s paintball teammate and close friend Fernando! The three of them discuss all of the new Marvel content that was announced at Comic Con! Enjoy!

New World

Summer Medleyfaire event is in progress

Board Games
This Thursday night is AIE board game night at 7:30PM Central. All you need is a web browser and a free account at Come join us for some board game fun.

Season 4 Launches on Aug 2nd! As Season Three comes to a close, Alliance Raid team “So Let’s Go Skating” killed Heroic Jailer for the Ahead of the Curve achievement and in Mythic Plus dungeons, 11 players in the Alliance led/cross faction group got their Keystone Master achievement. Gusty was one of the final few, thanks to a lot of help. Horde side Raid Team Filthy Casuals has been clearing Normal Sepulcher and is moving on to Heroic.

New details on Dragonflight keep coming out. It’s weird to think that Dragon Riding could make getting from place to place fun, rather than the slow grind to unlock flying that we’ve seen in past expansions. Also we’ll have otter mounts as a reward for a mount collecting achievement and they are adorable.

Noob Raid is being run by Wingclip and Celindre in Dankinia’s absence.

WoW Classic
Wrath of the Lich King is opening September 26th
Currently a 50% XP buff

Soon pre-patch with level XP reduction, new talent trees, spells and a new heroic class (Death Knight)

Legacy of the Sith 7.1 is planned to drop on Remembrance Day, Aug 2nd.

TACO is a Sunday night ops team and we are needing to fill two DPS spots. We run Sunday nights Imp side at 7:30PM Central.

Things planned or coming up for the guild:
– MFN for the next 2 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.

Federation: Colony still moving along nicely and closing in on that tier 5. Grebog has also been adding in some provisioning projects to help keep holdings funded and places for you all to earn some fleet marks.

KDF: The main starbase will be done upgrading to tier 1 by the time this is read live. We are also closing in on Tier 3 of the Dilithium mine.

Thursday night fun nights are happening at 11pm. We do all kinds of group activities and if someone has a request, we try to help with those as well.

The 6.2 patch information page has been updated on the Lodestone. Moonfaire items on Shop.
With Data Center Travel up and running, we’d love to have you in our FC on Goblin. Any AIE member or friends thereof are welcome to hang with us on our events, visit our house, ect.

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, there are level 60 group maps with a chance at the loot from those expansions.
And Thursdays at 10pm EST, we are 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.

And with that, let’s get back to GustyTail and find out what’s going on in Summer of Love.

Summer of Love

Why August 2nd?

Bruce Galloway was an early member of AIE who passed away on August 2, 2007. His character, Milliway, is permanently fixed at the second-highest rank in the guild: Imperator. He was a fan of AIE on a level that cannot be overstated, and a good friend and kind soul to all who knew him.

Start Aug 2nd, Tuesday

Walk at 9:30pm EDT

The D&D One Shots are full and the DM’s and players have been lively making preparations on their dedicated chat channels – a new thing this year. We’ve got sessions on Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun.

There is SUMMER OF LOVE coming this week! Remembrance Day starts things off and in WoW we gather Tuesday at 9:30pm Eastern at the Shrine of the Fallen. Other events in WoW include a Safari to collect Battle Pets and toys around Shadowlands and two new events: Snail Races (because we now have snail mounts so of course we should race them) and De Other Side Challenge, where Horde players will create an Alliance alt and Alliance will roll a Horde alt. The idea is to gain new insight, even respect, toward the opposite faction. We’re all AIE now!

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 get Summer of Love and of course the Gold.

There are 2nd and 3rd place prizes as well, just a few small pets! but it should be fun!

And we are doing the Remembrance day walk from the shrine of the Fallen Warrior to the gates of Orgrimmar. We hope to see you there!

Join us on the guild ship to kick off AIE’s Summer of Love with a trip around the galaxy in remembrance of family, friends and SWTOR stories.

Look forward to seeing you all at 9/8C!

Remembrance Day celebrations will be hosted by Ken at Dankinia’s primary residence.

Abovan (FC House) – Will use the same procession route as last year.

Grebog (Wolf 359 Memorial)

Guild Wars 2
Dejara (Lion’s Arch – Memorial Wall)

Special Summer of Love SNL(our MFN) coming on Saturday. To give a small spoiler, part will be focused on visiting landmarks that you may have read about. As well as a race with prizes for all. Only requirement is to be out of the intro area. If you need help with getting out of the intro area please let us know and we would be happy to escort you through it.

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

Our next show is in a month, we will let you know as the next show gets closer! So until then, AIE…

-This is Gusty!
– This is Mewkow
– This is Mkallah
– This is Tetsemi

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.