The AIE Podcast #409 – All your games are belong to a very possessive squirrel

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

  • This dating simulator has a lot of combat in it!
  • Are you ready for Brewfest????
  • Pew Pew, Pew Pew in SWTOR
  • Are you ready for a “light” patch in FFXIV?
  • And, we have Kini here to talk about AIE in ESO

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to formula episode #409 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Mkallah: – (the calendar says it’s fall, I want to bake all things pumpkin and apple). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Dankinia who is here to talk to us about AIE in ESO Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into AIE in ESO 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 – You all get a day off!
Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Monday – STO 10:00 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9:00 pm Eastern
Wednesday – HFO Mythic+ Mayhem (WoW) 8:00 pm Eastern
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 – WoW Classic Hardcore 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-

New Overlords Podcast (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

Lots of Baldur’s Gate 3 and Starfield talk. Who did you romance, and what food item did you model your ship after? Did the Mind Flayer get you, and how many outposts have you created?

And there are two episodes of the BG3 Voice Actors play D&D

In WoW retail, Brewfest started this week. There are new quests — such as barrel rolling — in the Dragon capital Val-drakken as well as the usual ones outside Orgrimmar and Ironforge. Event boss Coren Direbrew can drop a new armor appearance for the Renewed Proto Drake mount — It took Gustytail about 20 tries to get this. Brewfest tokens can be used to buy a new shield and Brew Barrel toy.

Brewfest activities also count toward the monthly Trading Post achievement for the transmog obsessed.

Otherwise, many people are finishing achievements, leveling alts and looking forward to the next patch.

Kini, how was Noob Raid?

WoW Classic
Our Wotlk raid team is waking up and running dungeons and Brewfest activities in search of trinkets and upgrades. Interest in the Classic HC activities has led to some more folks joining AIE in Wotlk and leveling up. Patch 3.4.3 (including Ice seCrown Citadel, ICC 5-man dungeons, Random Dungeon Finder, and more) will be released on October 10th.

Joyous journeys has returned with its 50% xp boost.

They have cleared Ragefire Chasm on Hardcore Classic. As a reminder, death is permanent in these realms, so making it through, even the starter dungeon, unscathed is quite the task! Well done team!

They have had some spectacular deaths in HC Classic, check out the #hardcore-graveyard channel in the AIE Discord for details

In guild activities, last Friday night we had not one, but TWO groups playing. One for Git Some Fun (Flying Pew Pew) and one doing ground activities. So, if you want to play with friends on a Friday night, it’s always worth checking the menu. It might not be pvp!

And, if you wanna play with friends on a Tuesday night, join us for MFN. We are usually looking at accomplishing Galactic Seasons objectives, but variety is also to be expected.

Last, but not least, if you want to PvP on a Wednesday with friends, join Machete and Stask in the House of Pain for a rousing good time. All are welcome.

See Game News

STO is currently offering 20% off on ships and related items in the Zen store!

Players are temporarily able to buy Vanity Shields in the Dilithium store! Equipping one of these shields will give your ship a unique appearance!

FAR is looking for topic suggestions! If there is a topic you’d like to see us cover, please reach out to Grebog or Nikodas or visit

Patch 6.5 – Growing Light, is launching Oct 3rd! Expect a decent size chunk of MSQ, the final wing of the alliance raid which is named Thaleia; a new lunar dungeon, a new trial likely themed the same, a new variant dungeon, which is the choose your own path style of dungeon, or ‘endless dungeon lite’; and the hard mode or ‘criterion’ dungeon. Many dungeons, handle it. There will be somehow further hilidebrand, more tataru, and relic weapons too. We will also be welcoming in our Xbox friends, and the island sanctuary is getting another round of goodies too. It may be a ‘Light’ patch, but it is definitely not a ‘lite’ patch. Oh, and if you wanted anything from the moogles, the earnings end with this patch.

Remember that Dungeons and More Night is the 2nd Friday of the month. All are welcome.

On Bullroarer we have now had 2 looks at the testing of the new upcoming mariner class. So far it feels like it will be a fun melee class to play. Time is running out to celebrate Bilbo’s birthday. The event ends very early in the morning on the 26th. If you want to get some of the group deeds cleared, let us know and we can get some folks together and run those with you.

And with that, let’s get back to Kini and find out what’s going on in ESO

MFN activities tend to change a bit depending on the group and what is going on in the game. Recently we took advantage of the Undaunted Event and split into groups to run dungeons for loot boxes and event tickets. We’ve also been diving back into trials, some of which we can fully clear easily, and others that give me ample opportunity to practice my floor tanking.

Kraemer is running another Tales of Tribute Tournament for the guild and sign ups are now open. It will start on Monday October 2nd and will run for 4 weeks. The prize pool will pay out at least the top 10 players with first prize being 1.5mil gold and win or lose, everyone seems to have a great time. If you have any questions or would like to sign up, check out the Tales-of-Tribute channel in the ESO section of AIE’s Discord. I know myself and a few others are always willing to do some demonstration or practice matches to help people learn the game if they have never played.

In game news, Endless Archive and Update 40 are available on the PTS and are scheduled to launch on October 30th for PC/Mac and Nov 14th for consoles. The Endless Archive is a randomly generated PvE activity designed for one to two players. The only limit to how far you can go is your death counter. There is a limited number of deaths or team wipes permitted before the run ends, but there will be boons and buffs along the way to help. Rewards include a mount, pet, cosmetics and new class sets. There is also a new currency that drops which can be used at the Archive’s vendors for class set items, style pages, and unique buffs. Update 40 will also come with some nice quality of life updates like a new group finder tool, Grand Master attunable crafting stations, quest XP and Gold reward adjustments, and a rebalance of the Jewelry crafting skill to remove the grains and convert them to plating (the items used to upgrade from white to green/blue/purple/gold and make the process cheaper and easier compared to how it is now.

I’m looking forward to checking out the Endless Archive with guild members and seeing how far we can go.

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

If you have a question or comment about our show, you can email us at You can find us on the AIE Discord and other non-Twitter social media.. 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 segments we received this week, including…

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

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.