The AIE Podcast #395 – GW2:She brings the problems

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    It’s time to get those alts geared before the next expansion!
    Crow, and Witches, and Pumpkins, OH MY
    A Merry All Saint’s Wake to you!
    The Shadow of the Mad King is upon us!
    And, we have a truly awesome special guest who is here to give us a newbie’s guide to GW2!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #395 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 a very special guest and our former co-host, Alludra, who is here to talk to us about a newbie’s perspective of Guild Wars 2! Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into Guild Wars 2 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. Please be aware, we have a change of schedule with STO

Sunday – WoW Classic 2 pm Eastern
Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Wednesday –
Thursday – FFXIV (Sprout Raid) 10:00 pm Eastern
Thursday- STO 11:00 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
Making Salt and Sacrifice – Interview with Ska Studios on the New Overlords Behind The Games Podcast overlords-behind-the-games-podcast/

Ska Studios has been ahead of the curve making stylish indie games for many years now. We talk with the studio core, James Silva and Shane Lynch, about their latest souls-like game Salt and Sacrifice, how it’s made, how they got to this point, and what might be next for gaming like this.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 443: The 411 on 7.1.1

7.1.1 has arrived along with Galactic Season 3. We take a first look at the update and new season.

Dungeon Fighter Second Edition, Warhammer: The Horus Heresy, Pathfinder in D&D5e? – Boards & Swords #204

Paizo is making an adventure for D&D? You got your Clone Wars in my Pandemic! Plus we have more spelljammer to talk about and Chris wrote a campaign for Warhammer: The Horus Heresy

The Gaming Persona
Education & Video Games (featuring ESA President Stanley Pierre-Louis)
Oct 17, 2022 Season 3 Episode 2

This week, Dr. Gameology and Gene bring in the President and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association, Stanley Pierre-Louis!!

Topics included how video games support varied learning styles, which game titles assist with learning and other important experiences, and how our soft / hard skills are used to solve complicated puzzles in rapid ways while gaming.


Fleet Action Report Episode 119 Spooktacular

It’s a spooktacular episode on Fleet Action Report. Specters have returned and it’s up to Nikodas and Grebog to stop them. We’re highlighting the new event patrols and TFO.

Working Class Nerds (NSFW) – Episode 172: No “The” in Kymeri

Nick is at a bachelor party. Marcus and Atrax have the Pineapple king Kymeri on the show to talk about the big name change and talk gaming news. Yes plenty of trolling was included in this great conversation.

New World

The Brimstone Sands release is live and pretty well received. We have a handful of people logging in to check it out.
If you haven’t logged in in the last 8 months you may have been moved off the AIE Valhalla server and may need to request they move you back. This is part of their effort to reduce server queues and balance populations.

There is an exp boost happening now so time to level your alts before the new expansion. Phase 1 of the pre-patch is October 25th which will bring system changes such as new talent trees and new race/class combos. Phase 2 is November 15th and will bring the new Dracthyr Evoker Race/class combo with their new starting zone as well as a new dungeon and the primal storm event.

Last Noob Raid of the year due to holidays and the expansion will be November 19th. Noob Raid will resume on January 7, 2023. Dankinia is looking forward to floor tanking a new raid for you all in the new year

WoW Classic
#10forWrath #Akela’sWrath has its 1st 10 man raid Saturday night at 10 server time. We are planning on Obsidian Sanctum with no drakes, and then moving on to Naxx. I will update more tomorrow morning on how it goes!

Update on Akela’s Wrath: Downed Sarth in Obsidian Sanctum with no issues, and rolled to NAXX, cleared the spider wing, the Undead wing, and got 3 of 4 down in the construct wing. Tonight is Last boss in the construct wing, and then the military quarter. Gear was acquired, and fun was had

7.1.1 is here. It brought:
– class balance changes that everyone is still trying out.
– Galactic Season 3, which brings daily and weekly quests for fun and rewards.

Cool things the guild has been doing:
– We’ve been running around killing bosses and collecting crow feathers for the Witches Festival
– Our first Tales of Tribute Tournament has ended after 6 weeks of exciting matches over 2 million in gold has been paid out to the players. The tournament ended with DPRoberts and Kini tied for first followed by Newtype, Redstick, Malakyi and Bashirra, Tetsemi, and Darklightwolf

Things planned or coming up for the guild:
– BC has decorated their primary residence for the fall season and stashed pumpkins throughout for a fall themed pumpkin hunt. The 10 guild members with the closest guess to how many pumpkins he has hidden will win a halloween themed prize and a gold prize. In order to join in the hunt, visit BC’s primary residence and try to count all the pumpkins you manage to find and then send a discord DM to BC with your guess prior no later than October 31st. For more information, check out the ESO channel in discord.

Game News:
– The Witches Festival is running until Wednesday November 2nd at 10 am EST. There is a 100% exp buff from using the Crow Caller tool that stacks with experience scrolls. You can earn event tickets and loot boxes to earn style pages, motifs, and pet fragments.

Level 90 Map night continues every Saturday at 9:30 eastern. We also have Retro Maps happening every Sunday at 4pm Eastern!

FFXIV’s All Saints Wake is ongoing! Come check out one of FFXIV’s best events following the ongoing story of the Phantom Trope and the Night of Devilry. Can you prevent their dastardly plan and make this All Saint’s Wake merry for both man and voidsent alike? You need to be level 15 but it’s available in the free trial!

Sunday, November 6, at 4PM Eastern the FF14 Retro Treasure Map group will be running Shadowbringers treasure maps. Anyone who is level 80 and has access to all Shadowbringers zones is welcome to join. Sahja Moshraka/Elaine of Shallot can be contacted either in discord or in game if anyone has any questions. Butter up your lovely branch so that RNG will be in our favor as we scour the Dungeons and the shifting Oubliettes of Lyhe Ghiah in search of gil and glam!

Both fleets are moving along on their holdings. KDF just unlocked the transwarp gate at the Starbase

Fun nights are on Thursday at 11pm Eastern.

Fleet Action Report had a lot of fun with the fleet week special event and our special stream. We would like to thank AIE for helping make it successful. This Monday’s episode we are entering the workshop and helping Rmurray put together a Fire-at-will build.

Shadow of the Mad King the Halloween (Oct 18th – Nov 8) event is now running. This drops some excellent (exotic stat settable) gear. The WvW alliances test has been extended for a week because the beta test achievement (5 captures or defenses) was bugged. 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 is the 2nd Friday of each month. Still looking for materials for the guild hall, see @jehdai for details.

The WvW beta has not been extended, but the achievement is still there. Not sure if it is active now, or you have to wait for the next beta.

This week we saw the first look at Before the Shadow expansion on Bullroarer. Some of us are testing stuff on Bullroarer to avoid any spoilers that the new expansion might bring. Before the Shadow is open it is expected to go live on November 8th. Harvestmath is live right now so go check out the haunted burrow at the party tree. Lastly don’t forget to use coupon code FreeQuests2022 by the end of October for some free content.

And with that, let’s get back to Alludra for a Newbie’s view on Guild Wars 2!.

Guests put show notes here

Alludra talks about GW2

MFN – Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern

And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank our Awesome friend Alludra 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 hopefully Gusty and Looci about WoW. So until then, AIE…
– This is Alludra
– This is Mkallah
– This is Tetsemi
– This is Mewkow

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.