On this episode of The AIE Podcast…
- Warcraft is a Rumbling
- Diablo season two is a raging
- SWTOR MandoFunNight is flying casual
- FFXIV is falling for Fall Guys
- And, we have Looci and Gusty here with ALL your World of Warcraft news!
All that and more coming up right now…
Welcome to episode #412 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Mkallah: – (hey folks, there are dark chocolate brownies and strawberry almond tea cakes in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Looci and Gusty who are here to talk to us about AIE in Warcraft Welcome!
Ok, we’ll be digging into Warcraft shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s 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 (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
Warcraft Rumble has a guild, AIE Alliance. It looks like there is a cap of 15 members, so we’re working on solutions going forward. Hopefully we won’t have to replicate the WoW Horde guild structure, but we might!
There’s a group trying out ARK Survival Ascended, the newly released remastered version of the game. Nazrai is hosting the server and details are in the Nomads channel. We have some shared resources and plenty of experts that can help too!
Season 2 is all the rage. The Season of Blood has been live since Oct 17th, and several patches since have brought some significant changes to the game. Many in the clan have commented on how this feels much more like it should have been at launch and are enjoying the changes.
Beginning with this season you will have the option to skip the campaign after completing the prologue allowing you to start the season right away. The new season brings with it the usual trappings: a new questline, enemies, endgame bosses to fight, and a battle pass.
Some things going on now you don’t want to miss:
The game is now also available on Steam for those who have not purchased it yet and prefer such things: https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/diablo4/24009153/diablo-iv-coming-to-steam-on-october-17
The clan Alea Iacta Est in Diablo IV has reached capacity, mostly from the launch rush. Room can be made for active players who wish to participate in Season 2. If you are inactive and do not foresee yourself returning this season, you may drop the clan to make room for those joining us this season. You may always be readded later when you wish to return.
See Game Notes
See Game Notes
First things first: Looci got her Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy MagicBand! She is heading to Walt Disney World in April!
MFN – We were super casual this week due to the holiday, but that didn’t mean the galaxy went unscathed. Quinn led us to victory on many planets.
In game, the Feast of Prosperity is going on. It’s an opportunity to earn currency for pets, outfits, decorations and mounts. It’s always a fun time with its quirky missions and the community’s increased interest in doing World Bosses.
Worth noting that Feast ends Tuesday. Grab those prosperity tokens!
Next up: Life Day! Oh, yeah, and 7.4 soon.
Final Fantasy 14’s strange-out-of-nowhere-but-still-fun Fall Guys collab event is out now until December 31st. Join other players in Blunederville, a section of the Manderville Gold Saucer, to earn Fall Guys themed items.
Our guild events are also continuing with Echoes of Eureka at 7pm eastern every saturday followed by Map Night at 9:30. WIth Stormblood being part of the free trial, you can join us in Eureka for free, come check it out! Message Kelseer is discord for more info.
The final standings for the fourth edition of guild Tales of Tribute. Let us give a congratulations to all that participated and a special grats to the 2 individuals who tied for first place this round.
NAME WINS LOSES
BASHIRRA 6 4
DPROBERTS 6 4
DANKINIA 5 5
NEWTYPE 5 5
MALAKYI 5 5
KRAEMER 3 7
Our next tournament will start in January of 2024 all are welcome to join.
We’ve been killing world bosses and defeating a giant crow for the Witches’ Festival event and working on Trials again and having a lot of fun doing so even though we usually have less then 12 people.
More trials and diving into the new Endless Archive content
Update 40 is out now on PC and will be out on Nov 14th for consoles.
If anyone has missed it, the Federation fleet has completed ALL holdings and have unlocked everything you can buy from holdings. We will be keeping projects rolling to help you earn your fleet credits.
The KDF fleet has pushed the starbase to tier 3, with the spire knocking on the door for Tier 2 completion. K-13 is closing in on Tier 1. We have made a lot of progress with the KDF fleet.
Currently in STO there is a red alert event going on and Bonus Experience event going on until the 16th. Phoenix prize pack even until the 9th.
And if you missed it, they released the Master Systems Display of the Enterprise F. For those that don’t know, this is what you would typically see on the shows of the cross section of the ship, showing the master systems. They make great desktop wallpapers.
The Corsairs of Umbar expansion is expected to go live on November 8th, with new instances and a raid to follow within the month.
Maellung finished their part of LOTROstream marathon and they set a personal goal of $100 that would go to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, KY. By the end of the hour they with the awesome community raised $145 to their hospital of choice and almost $900 towards Extra Life (the 900 includes the 145 donated via their participant link)
And with that, let’s get back to Looci and Gusty and find out what’s going on in Warcraft.
WoW News – For AIE news in WOW: For the first time, Noob Raid downed the final 2 bosses in Aberrus with Dankinia present! (Previous clears happened when she was away.) Thanks to everyone who joined to get Kini the achievement and grats to all who got gear. Patch 10.2 arrives this week with a new zone, new raid and most important, new transmog for Gustytail. And there was some sort of RP event in Anaheim with swords. What swords?
Gusty: Holy COW (moo!) there is so much to talk about from Blizzcon. We’ve got not one – but THREE expansions coming in the Worldsoul Saga. The first part – The War Within – is due out next year. There is a fantastic cinematic featuring Anduin and Thrall with SPOILER ALERT: a really big sword, and I teared up watching Chris Metzen talk about WoW’s 20th Anniversary and how they are planning for the next 20 years. It’s a huge turnabout from disgraced former exec Alex Afrasiabi saying he treated every expansion like it’s the last, and then Shadowlands was the last for a lot of people. All of the Blizzcon speakers talked about listening to feedback, respecting players’ time and playstyles as well as offering more options for how they appear in game.
Some of the new things include: Cross-realm guilds and raiding. (Sounds cool but yet another test for Greenwall.) Hero class talents that will be a separate tree and support class fantasy (such as Dark Ranger for Hunters, Templar for Paladins and Farseer for Shaman). Warbands, which lets you and your alts (so many alts) share rep, a bank, reagents and gear. Any gear that your character receives will be added to your transmog, even if the character can’t equip it. Blizzard is also considering expanding which classes can wield different items, following complaints about Trading Post gear. Mog is life!
Delves will be a new option for outdoor content for 1-5 players, similar to Sniffenseeking in Dragonflight and Scenarios in Pandaria. It’s one of several outdoor activities that will give you an item choice in the weekly Great Vault.
There will be a new Allied Race of Dwarves, known as Earthen, who can join either Alliance or Horde.
Dragonriding is becoming “dynamic flight” in the next expansion. Blizzard has about 100 pre-Dragonflight mounts ready and is working on the others, but players will be able to toggle between new and original flying. Druid flight form should work in the next expansion and Drakthyr will have dynamic flight in patch 10.2.5.
Speaking of patches – Season 3, patch 10.2 arrives Tuesday with Guardians of the Dream, featuring a new raid Amirdrassil. It’s finally time to kill that jerk Fyrakk and take his Legendary ax, Fyr’Alath the Dream Render. It was confirmed there will be a Season 4 with Fated Raids, like in Shadowlands. This was an event where all of the expansion’s raids were increased to max level content.
Looci: OMG, such excitement after this weekends reveals. Watching the WoW presentations was incredible, and knowing that we are really getting Cataclysm in Classic was so worth the wait. I didn’t really play much of Cata, as we were in transition from Europe back to the States, so this will be very new for me. Many of us were hoping for more info on #changes and what we are getting. Transmog is great, looking forward to that, and not having to look ridiculous in awarded gear! But those of us in WotLK were really hoping for more info on the rest of the changes. We want flex raiding, as that would make our team so happy. 10 man raiding is great, but when you have 12 or 14 who want to raid, and can only take 10, makes it a struggle week after week. I am also excited that they are keeping the heroic + concept, as I think everyone has been enjoying the greater difficulty of the heroics with it in. some of the affixes are interesting, some are much more difficult than others, and some are just plain silly. We will see what the final outcome on how those changes are done, and whether ii is an improvement, or not. Keeping dungeons relevant through the entire expansion is awesome though and so I would like to see them more deeply iterated on. They talked about a faster cadence to the patching, which can be a bit disconcerting, as we are already compressed from the original content. In WotLK it seemed like we were in Naxx for ever, Ulduar wasn’t too bad, TOC was fast, and now we are in ICC, hoping for about 4 months here before we get prepatch. We are hoping for a date of April, much later than that will be WAY too long. So if they pick up the pace much faster, that might be an issue. Altho Mists was very definitely alluded to, as for all the “Mist eries” that await!
Some of the other news from Blizzcon was interesting. Many of us are intrigued by the Season of Discovery in Vanilla. But it is Vanilla, and that means SLOOOWWWW. Level banding helps with that, and the concept of Multiclassing for lack of a better term is really interesting. And a new raid always helps.
And even though I am a mostly Classic player, The Saga of the Earthsoul is cool, and I am excited for that too.
How can I play 3 versions of WoW, as well as my SWTOR and Ark, and Baldur’s Gate, and D&D? Well I guess sleep is for the weak. More hours in a day are kind of needed for all this gaming time! ??
Diablo IV from Durus
Dev fireside chats:
The latest from Blizzcon:
The Blizzcon opening ceremony featuring D IV:
Blizzcon content for those want those fancy extras: https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/diablo4/24009159/raise-hell-with-the-blizzcon-collection
And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Looci and Gusty for joining us.
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And now it’s time to play all of the great AIE member segment we received this week, including…
In a month (we are skipping the 19th and 26th due Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving weekend) we’ll be talking to Machete and Stask in SWTOR.w So until then, AIE…
– This is Looci
– This is Gusty
– This is Mewkow
– This is Mkallah
– This is Tetsemi
And this has been… The AIE Podcast.