The AIE Podcast #393 – Steampumpkin

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Are you ready for WotLK- again?
    Taking down bosses and ToT in ESO
    FFXIV gets retro (maps, that is)
    Get LotRO before Before the Shadows falls
    And, we have Corley and Sema here to talk to us about AIE in SWTOR

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #393 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 pear crisp in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Corley and Sema who are here to talk to us about AIE in SWTOR Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into SWTOR 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 439: Playing On A Steam Deck

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 439: Playing On A Steam Deck

SWTOR on a Steam Deck… yes it’s real and it’s spectacular. We’ve brought on our friend Corley to talk about that and more on this episode of The Escape Pod Cast for Star Wars The Old Republic with @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-439.

Shipping Your First Game – Behind The Games chat with Somara Atkinson

Shipping Your First Game – Behind The Games chat with Somara Atkinson

Getting started in game development, especially indie game development takes a huge commitment and a lot of work. Sometimes narrowing the focus and just getting your first game out there is the breakthrough you need. Somara Atkinson is an indie game developer just about to ship his first game. He talks with us about what that took, how an earlier project didn’t work out as well, and what his advice is. Great talk with Somara and we hope to play Parkour Posse soon… thanks, Somara!

The Psychology of Pokémon Is Out in the Wild! Dr. Gameology – Season 2 Episode 38

Dr. Gameology is joined by Jenny and Gene to discuss the growth of the show and the release of “The Psychology of Pokémon: The Power to Catch ‘Em All.” Dr. Daniel Kaufmann, the real life person behind Dr. Gameology, wrote Chapter 15 of this book, and is getting ready to talk about it at Orlando Nerd Nite. The Gaming Persona crew talks about different ins and outs of seeing the Pokémon party have an impact in daily life so we can all aim to be our very best!

Gaming Library:
Pokémon, Danganronpa 2, Dark Souls, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Fallout 3 / Fallout 4, Bioshock

Block and Key, Carcassonne 20th Anniversary Edition, Disney: The CCG – Boards & Swords #203

Disney is making a CCG? You can play your dead characters in a new RPG? Plus, Chris went to Nova Open, so Philip has to look at some Out of Context Comments on some Warhammer 40k news!

Working Class Nerds – Episode 168: THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!! (NSFW)

Marcus and Nick are joined this week by longtime pillar of the Nerds Community- Atrax!! The three of them go on the most sidebars of any episode so far, and have a HUGE, GREEN announcement about the future of Working Class Nerds!! Enjoy!!

You can find more of Atrax at:

Dual Universe
Dual Universe launches on Tuesday. AIE will have a Corp and can help anyone interested in the channel. Good stuff at the core with room for the dev team to grow it. @catavarie is taking the lead in this game.

Dual Universe is now available on Steam with a free Demo Server for all to try out the game.

Lost Ark
Arktoberfest began last week on Sep 16, details:

The new Machinist class will be available on Sep 28:

Guild invites for both Horde and Alliance can be found through the Guild Finder, just look for Alea Iacta Est Libertas for the Horde side and Alea Iacta Est Virtus for the Alliance Side.

WoW Classic
Wrath of the Lich King will be Live on Monday 09/26 at 03 PM Pacific (so 06 PM server)
Many new players in the guild, enjoying the level XP crunch and the last days of the 50% XP buff
At least one 10-man raid team for now

And in other news: at each new Raid 25 tier, the past raid loot will be available on smaller teams (Raid 10 and dungeons). There will be many tiers of Heroic dungeons, so 5 man groups can still gear up to previous raid tier

See Game Notes

Cool things the guild has been doing:
– We’ve been running around killing world bosses while talking about all the fun we are having in the Tot tournament
– We’ve been playing our weekly Tales of Tribute matches for the AIE tournament and posting our victories and defeats in discord for all to see.

Things planned or coming up for the guild:
– Dungeons, zone clears, and of course having fun.
– A second ToT tournament is being considered for mid – January

Game or press release news:
– Firesong will be out November 1st on PC and November 15th for consoles and will expand on the ongoing Legacy of the Bretons story line with a new island to explore and the conclusion of the year long adventure.
– Firesong will also bring out a new ToT patron, the Druid King, that should be fun to try out.

Map night continues every Saturday night at 9:30 pm eastern. They would like you to join them for treasure and rabbit themed monster arenas!

From Elaine of Shallot / Sahja Moshraka
On October 9th at 4PM Eastern the FF14 Retro Treasure Map group will be running Heavensward treasure maps. Because these are level 60 content they are accessible to Free Trial players as well. Anyone who is level 60 and has access to all Heavensward zones is welcome to join. Elaine can be contacted either in discord or in game if anyone has any questions. Join in as they gleefully gain glamour and gil. If the RNG is in their favor maybe they will reach the last room in the Aquapolis.

Friday, October 7th is the next Letter from the Producer LIVE, with news on 6.25 and beyond.

We mourn the passing of Louise Fletcher who made us love to hate her character of Kai Wynn.

Save 35% on all legendary ships and bundles until 9/26 at 10am PT.

Star Trek Online Ascension, a new content drop is live! It includes a new event called “The Emperor’s Will” which rewards a new Tier 6 Ship!

Our fleet hosts a fun night every Thursday at 11pm Eastern. We can help you gain levels or gear, or whatever else you might request. If nothing else, we run TFOs or events.

Fleet Action Report, a video podcast, records live every Monday at 11pm Eastern. We will sometimes ask for help from our audience. Please, make sure you check #sto in the AIE Discord.

Star Trek Fleet Week will begin 10/10 and end 10/15. This is a first time event hosted by Cryptic Studios (Star Trek Online) and Modiphius (Star Trek Adventures). See their planned schedule at

The much loved Halloween event is coming up, last year it started on Oct 5th and ran for a whole month. As always, AIE Xiphos is there to help if you want to see why GW2 has thrived for a decade. MFN is on Mondays at 9pm ET, dungeons and more nights are the 2nd Friday of each month. Still looking for materials for the guild hall, see @jehdai for details.

This week was update 33.2. It has brought some folks rolling up new toons to try the new race/class combinations. It has been great seeing the starter zones really busy. The new mini expansion “Before the Shadow” is now available for pre-sale. The new mini expansion is expected to drop on November 9th. Stay tuned for possible events when Before the Shadow drops.

And with that, let’s get back to Corley and Sema and find out what’s going on in SWTOR.


  • The guild won The Black Hole during the last TGW.
  • R-4 Anomaly Operation is hard
  • Patch 7.1 added an easy way to get gear.  Mod Vendor
  • MFN is still having good participation even after Corley took the reigns
  • 4 Operation teams running.
    • Sunday Sith, Monday two Republic teams, Thursday Sith.
  • Once a month Flashpoint night.
  • May try to get other stuff going again once things calm down.
  • Bioware is still working on the balance of the game.  Changes in 7.0 affected a lot of systems.
  • 7.1.1 is coming in the fall.
    • Brings Galactic Seasons 3 – no details, but Syndicate Plans stop dropping
    • Feast of Prosperity returns
    • Manaan Conquest objectives
    • Outfitter customizations
    • Class Balance changes
    • Cartel Market unlock for Collector’s Edition vendor
    • R-4 Bosses being tweaked, but not the ones we need.
  • SWTOR works on Steam Deck
    • Works good on Desktop mode with Keyboard and Mouse
    • On SEPC we talked about it.
    • Won’t run in 4k, but it is playable in 1080p

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

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 Maellung and possibly Dux about LOTRO . So until then, AIE…

– This is Corley
– This is Sema
– This is Mewkow
– This is Mkallah
– This is Tetsemi

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.