The AIE Podcast #405 – It’s Been A Month!; Ketchup? Catch-up Podcast!

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Big Grats to Hell Froze Over!
    The new SWTOR drop is asking a LOT of questions.
    The next ToT tournament is coming soon.. Very soon!
    Hey, it’s been a while!
    So, we are here to talk to ourselves.

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #405 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Mkallah: – (It’s too hot to bake!!! But we all know I will anyway!). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). No guest tonight, but we figured we would sit around the virtual table and catch up since it’s been a month! Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into what we’ve been up to in and out of game 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 2:00 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) 7:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Central
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

Board Games Night – Starting in July, we’re going to change our time to 1st and 3rd Thursdays @ 6:00-7:30 PM Central.

-The Hell Froze Over raid team completed Normal mode raid last night and killed the first boss in Heroic! The team once again broke our attendance record, with 28 people present! Meanwhile, So Let’s Go Skating is through 5 bosses on heroic with eyes on killing more this weekend!

-The final wing of LFR opens this coming week and the catalyst is now up and running to help finish off those missing tier set pieces.

-The Winds of Sanctuary event is live, which means all xp gains are increased by 50%! This week also has Mist of Pandaria Timewalking. The perfect week for returning players or alts to level SUPER FAST! (seriously, you can probably go from 60 to 70 in an afternoon by just running timewalking dungeons)

Noob Raid has ventured into Aberrus and is 5/8 in Normal.

WoW Classic
Trial of the Crusader (new mini raid) is live next Thursday, in addition to a new wing/boss in the Vault of Archavon… and now the famous Onyxia is back for with a vengeance !

So 6 new bosses to keep us wanting for more, until Icecrown Citadel raid is bestowed upon us, so we can fight the Lich King finally

New Titan Rune: Beta dungeons are out too with sweet sweet catchup gear

In swtor news, the 7.3 content drop happened this week. It brought a new questing area with gorgeous new graphics, a new dungeon, and a pretty awesome story beat. The story had us speculating about who is going to do what to whom and when!

MFN continues to sail along on Tuesday nights. The summer season is bringing a new schedule for Wednesday night PVP. It’s going to be roughly every two weeks, but it’s still worth checking on any Wednesday to see what’s happening. Friday nights is flying along with Galactic Starfighter.

The PvP season is drawing to a close, but there are still 8ish weeks left to finish up Galactic Seasons 4.

We’ve been spending time running dungeons to level up our new Arcanists and checking out the new zones that were part of the Necrom chapter release

We’ve been working on Trials again and having a lot of fun doing so even though we usually have less than 12 people.

Sign ups for our next ToT Tournament are under way and the tournament starts on June 19th. If you have questions about how it works or how to play, feel free to ask in Discord. A demonstration match can be arranged to walk though how to play as well as tips and strategy.

We are changing up the FC buff rotation to give people more of a variety, the schedule is pinned in the discord and Abo is going to work on a simple graphic for it at some point.

Sahja’s Friday night events are still happening, with some big new events planned as we head through the summer.

Listen for Mew’s update

The next Dungeons and more night is July 14th

Update 36 is out and we got a new level cap area, King’s Gondor. Even with a fresh update we just got some great teasers on update 37, but first we have a patch that is expected to be out this week that is suppose to fix some of the lag issues. Big things on the horizon for lotro, so stay tuned.

And with that, let’s find out what we’ve all been up to in and out of game!

Mkallah- gaming, work, con wrap up, Kam not seeing Ashley Eckstien in front of us in the elevator, tempted by the darkside… again

Tetsemi – House stuff, Diablo VI, going crazy saving a ship in CoC, rolling up a Hadozee Rogue, and playing a Jedi Shadow in Star Wars RPG.

Mewkow – STO, ESO, WoW, FF14, house work, office work

And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank US 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 look for the link to our discord server 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 segment we received this week, including…

Next time, we’ll be talking to Guest in Game. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.