The AIE Podcast #403 – SWTOR: Tharan and Theron standing by

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Cross faction guilds are a success!
    Trials, we got your Trials, in different flavours and games!
    Stormblood mount farming gets extreme!
    STO seems to be a bit Unraveled
    And, we have Corley and Stask who are here to talk about AIE in SWTOR!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #403 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 is a coffee cake in the guild kitchen). This week we are joined by special guests Corley and Stask 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 Funs Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

Sunday – WoW Classic 2:00 pm Eastern
Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Monday – STO 10:00 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9:00 pm Eastern
Wednesday –
Thursday- Board Game Night (1st and 3rd Thursdays) 7:30 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9:00 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV(Magical Misc Tour) 9:00 pm Eastern
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11:00 pm Eastern

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
We have a ton of AIE member podcasts! Want to know where to find them? Look no further than here-

SWTOR Escape Podcast (Max and Sema)

Behind the Games Podcast (Jeff aka Max and Sema)

Working Class Nerds (Marcus and Nick) – NSFL

Boards and Swords (Chris and Philip)

Dr. Gameology ( Dr. Daniel Kaufmann )

STO – Fleet Action Report (Grebog and Nikodas)

A Podcast Reborn: A FFXIV Community Podcast (Brandon aka Old Man Franks, Meagan, and Rho) – NSFL

New World
Spring event is going on so logging in to get some presents and stuff

D4 server slam is next weekend may 12-14

So far, the cross faction guild implementation seems to be very popular! Especially with horde members joining the alliance side. The new zone is exciting and interesting. We’re all looking forward to season two officially kicking off on this coming Tuesday, which will bring the opening of the new raid on all difficulties (including the first wing of LFR) as well as the new mythic+ dungeons. The new upgrade system, although seemingly convoluted, is actually pretty neat and fun to experiment with.

Darkmoon Faire begins Sunday, with profession quests and a rep/xp buff if you ride the Roller Coaster or Carousel. Just in time for the new zone.

Also it is easy to do, unlike the neat and fun convoluted things.

WoW Classic
Trial of the Crusader (next short raid) is on the PTR, and normal dungeons will soon drop Ulduar 10 loot (and tokens for Hard Mode Uld 10) with a ++ mode named Beta. And our raid team has filled our 2 open spots with a new mage and paladin. We raid naxx tonight, to gear the new 80s up, and should be heading back into Ulduar next week.

See Game Notes

Cool things the guild has been doing:
– We’ve been working on Trials again and having a lot of fun doing so even though we usually have less than 12 people.

Things planned or coming up for the guild:
– More trials and another ToT tournament is in the sign up stages.

Game News:
– The next chapter, Necrom, will be out June 5th for PC/Mac and June 20 for consoles

9:30pm Eastern on May 24, plus this coming Friday is Stormblood Extreme mount farming, poster in show notes below. Game activity is in maintenance mode, with moogle tome collecting being the main focus until the next patch.


Both fleets have made some big progress with fleet holdings. Fed fleet has completed the Colony tier V upgrade unlocking one of the better science ships in game. The KDF fleet has completed the dilithium mine, allowing us the best dilithium discounts for players and for other fleet projects.

STO is releasing new content starting on May 9th. They are starting a month long event to feature some of the new content. This new story arc is called Unraveled and we will be dealing with the multiverse and the Tholians. The event featuring the new content will reward a new Tholian themed space set and as such adds more options for Tetryon energy weapons for your ships.

Fun night is Monday at 10pm Eastern. Come join us while we set our phasers to fun and take on the enemies of the galaxy.

Fleet Action Report is on Thursday at 10pm Eastern. We will be delving into the new content and the new event.

It’s been a busy week in LOTRO with the release of Update 35.1.2. So that’s a new raid, Gwathrenost the Witch-king’s Citadel, and avatar appearance updates. Related but out of game, the LOTRO forums have been updated for the first time in years.

But my favorite by far is the look ahead by Lead Systems Designer, Orion. With news of the rumored Umbar expansion, a new level cap, and new class due in Q4.

For folks with Mithril Coins consider The Homesteads and Harvest coffers (now through 05/14). It’s a themed set of housing décor items in three tiers of cost/detail.

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


MFN runs every Tuesday night at 9pm EDT
Variety of game activities
Alternate sides each week
Recently did some of the harder Datacrons
All are welcome, some events do require a subscription
Operation teams:
Monday – Republic
Wednesday – Sith Empire
Thursday – Sith Empire
Sunday – Sith Empire
PvP groups
Wednesday – Regular PvP
Friday – GSF

Galactic Season 4 is still going on with 99 days left.
PvP Season 2 has 43 days left.

Recently 7.2.1 was released and upgraded the game to a 64bit client. Seems to run smoother. Overall not much noise from the community with problems. Very much welcome upgrade.

Some players are having issues with using Steam to pay for their subscription.
Recently had a Live stream to talk about upcoming patches for the game.
LotsSahar for deco poster until 18 May
May the 4th droid pet, just need to log in buy May 18th
Double XP and Valor is going on until May 18th
Cartel market unlocks 50% off

Update 7.3 is coming soon.
New Story “Old Wounds” on Voss
New Flashpoint “Shrine of Silence”:
New boss mechanics, donuts
Optional, not required for the main story
PVP changes coming
Nar Shaddaa Nightlife is coming back with some new rewards
More changes to try to fix the credit inflation
Updating GTN functionality to make it the place to go for trading:
Order system
Scaling taxes
Changes to how players get gear with currency:.
Daily Resource Matrices are being removed.
Will be converted to Conquest Commendations 1 for 1
Weekly caps are being increased for most of the currencies.
No longer need multiple currencies to buy or upgrade gear.

PTS is up for testing.

And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Corley and Stask 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 Guest in Game. So until then, AIE…

– This is Corley
– This is Stask
– This is Tetsemi
– This is Mewkow
– This is Mkallah

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.