The AIE Podcast #410 – CyberPunk 2077 2.0, A Realm Reborn?

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

  • We’re sending love from the First to the Thirteenth!
  • Raids in ICC and Black Temple, what year is it?
  • Traitors amongst the Thrawn, I mean Chiss!
  • While rumors of a free ship abounds
  • Hobbit bellies aren’t the only thing expanding in LOTRO

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode 410 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: Err, what? She’s in New York City? (New York City?). No one let her know fashion week was last week? Oh my. This week we are joined by a special guest. Kelseer who is here to talk to us about AIE in FFXIV Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into FFXIV 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-

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

Diablo 4
(already teased elsewhere, but for the sake of due-diligence, albeit last minute)

The Clan continues to grow and we are at the clan cap. If you have not yet joined the clan, please reach out in the AIE discord channel #diablo and let us know. An officer will make room to let you in. If you have previously joined and are fairly certain you won’t be continuing play with D4, likewise let us know so we may remove you from the clan.

Season 2 – The Season of Blood – will be kicking off on 17 October, 10AM PDT/1PM EDT, and will be launching on Steam as well.

In WoW retail, Noob Raid cleared Black Temple-Timewalking as part of the 5-week Turbulent Timeways event. (Why yes, there is a mount reward for it.) Brewfest ended and a new dragonriding race challenge: Eastern Kingdoms Cup began. Halloween events start on the 18th. Also, a new month means new Trader’s tenders collection. There’s a new mount on the board, and another set of legacy class armor enhancement sets too.

WoW Classic
Good News Everyone: Ice Crown Citadel opens next Thursday, with the associated dungeons opening on Tuesday. New dungeon difficulty comes out as well, and we are getting account wide pets and mounts and a real dungeon finder! Whoo Hooo!!! Our classic raid team spins back up this week after a long break over the summer. Now that everyone seems healthy again (especially our raid leader) we are looking forward to clearing TOC and moving into ICC next week!

We one shot the 10 person TCC raid last night, or first time as a raid in about 4 months. We then proceeded to take out some bosses in Ulduar in search of great upgrades. Remember that WotLK classic back-patches higher level gear drops to older raid tiers and heroic+ dungeons. We look to have 12+ members available for raiding again and will push stronger to take down that Lich King in ICC

For MFN on Tuesday, we engaged in some of our normal galactic mayhem, but we also took at look at a Lair Boss that many guildies on the team had never had the chance to see before — The Colossal Monolith. This boss is a sithspawn that guards his lair on the destroyed planet of Ziost. He guarded it pretty well from us, but we did make him mad.

On Wednesday, we won our first 4 matches to sweep the weekly and complete the Galactic Seasons objective. Friday night, our heroes struggled to defeat the Traitor Among the Chiss, but, through sheer grit and determination, eventually emerged victorious.

We have the tales of tribute 4 tournaments going on. We have gotten back into trials and have defeated a boss that we have never been able to in the past. in eso we are getting ready for update 40 on october 30th which will have an endless dungeon that can be soloed or faced with a partner or companion. they will be able to get class specific armor from this dungeon.

See Game News

The Federation fleet is counting down the final big project for the colony, which will unlock Kentari bridge officers. All the colony has left are the cosmetic projects and stacking up some provisions so people can pick up anything they need.

The KDF fleet has been making big strides. The Starbase is closing in on Tier 3. The spire has been progressing nicely. We should have the best advanced tactical consoles in game soon enough. We also have been unlocking tier 1 of all the other holdings fairly quickly and this is partially so we can get some provisions for fleet members to use if they visit a friendly fleet that has more store items unlocked.

October 12th there should be a bunch of stuff coming. A new event will be starting, Fall off the Old Ones, which brings back the feline charm that everyone loved from last year. There is rumor that a free ship may be appearing also, which will be another variant of the Miranda class.

Gamma recruit creation also returns on the 12th. Gamma recruits are Jem’hadar and Jem’hadar Vanguard captains. They have special challenges you complete while playing the game to unlock rewards for the captain and account wide rewards. These captains will ally with either the Federation or the Klingon Defense Force.

Reminder that Dungeons and More Night is the 2nd Friday of the month, which for October is Friday the 13th! All are welcome.

The Corsairs of Umbar expansion has gone on pre-sale. With purchase you receive early access to the new Mariner class, and a bunch of cosmetics, horses, and a level 140 Valar pack (insta-level kit). The new zones will open up on November 1st, and we’ll have a new level cap of 150.

Also it is time to try to remember what door goes where in the haunted burrow because Harvestmath starts on 10/12 at 10am eastern and runs through November 1st.

And with that, let’s get back to Kelseer and find out what’s going on in FFXIV.


Patch 6.5: Growing LIght

  • Finishes the 6.X Patch Story
    • Ties up a lot of loose ends in the story but SPOILERS
  • Finishes the 24 man raid series, Myths of the Realm: Thaleia
    • You get to visit the domain of the gods of Water and Air.
  • I’d say the theme of this patch is surprises.  There’s a lot they didn’t show in screenshots.
    • Not necessarily plot twists.
  • Island Sanctuary Updates
    • Rank 20
    • Lots of new rewards
  • 6.51 should be out in a  week or two?
    • Another Variant Dungeon: Aloalo Island, Hawaii themed.
    • Last step of the crafting “relic weapons”
    • New arena for PVP’s 5v5 Mode: Red Sands, desert themed
  • 6.55
    • Part 2 of the 6.5 MSQ
    • Last step of the battle relic weapons alongside the completion of “Somehow Further Hildibrand Adventures”
    • Endwalker Tribal Alliance Quests, that bring all of the 3 tribe quest lines together.
  • 6.5x
    • Xbox Series beta test!
    • A Fall Guys collaboration event in the Gold Saucer.
  • Fan Fest in London on October 21st!!
    • We’ll likely get one of 2 jobs announced.

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

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Next time, we’ll be talking to Maellung in Lord of the Rings Online. So until then, AIE…

– This is Kelseer
– This is Tetsemi
– This is Mewkow

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.