The AIE Podcast #413 – SWTOR’s Cheesy Datacrons

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

  • Welcome to our last show… of the year
  • We have a WoW raid wrap up!
  • The winter event and Yuletide starts this week!
  • Happy Life Day, Captain
  • And, we have Stask here to talk to us about AIE in SWTOR!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #413 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 are lemon bars, seven layer bars, a gingerbread cake, and tons of marshmallows in the guild kitchen). This week we are joined by special guest 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 Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not. The schedule may be change for the holidays, check each game’s discord channels for details

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, Nick, and Atrax) – 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

The ARK Ascended server that Nazrai is running. The details are pinned in the Nomads channel and anyone can feel free to ask there or ask Nazrai or me for details. We have a handful of people in daily in a private PvE server and lots of building, taming, and other progress continues.

Diablo 4

Season 2 is still ongoing though another challenge is coming on 5 Dec for those who have completed the season journey. The endgame, pinnacle dungeon: Abattoir of Zir.

Stay up to date with changes in Diablo 4 through dev campfire chats and the patch notes:

Reach out in the #diablo discord channel for clanmates to adventure with.

Noob Raid is on break for the holidays, however during the break Celindre and a few other people plan on grouping up on Saturday nights for mythics or LFR. Noob Raid will resume on January 6th and the plan is to visit Amirdrassil.

Kiddie Aggro Raid Team defeated 6 bosses in Heroic Amirdrassil and sights are set on Smolderon and beyond next week. The team recently added several new members, including Gustytail.

House of Gamon (who will save us) cleared 8 of 9 bosses on Normal. Watch out Fyrakk (fur-akk), they’re coming for you. The team is looking for more to join them on Tuesday & Thursday nights from 9:30 to 11pm server.

On Alliance side, Hell Froze Over cleared Normal and their progression team, So Let’s Go Skating, is running Heroic tonight. (8pm Eastern on Sunday) Good luck Team!

Late breaking news- Update Alliance news – So let’s Go Skating has downed Igira (aka Brittney Spears), Boss 2 on Heroic.

As the year winds up, we’d love to see what our guildies are up to. Share your holiday decorations, activities and food (mmmm food), in Pics Or It Didn’t Happen or WoW Discord channels.

WoW Classic
WotLK continues to be going great. We only did 3 bosses in ICC this week, but last week had us healing Valithria, killing the Blood Council, and downing the Blood Queen in one spot. We only had a bit of time on Sindragosa, but we made great strides in the fight, and I expect Sindy will fall next week, so we can take a look a t Arthas. We remain super excited about Cataclysm, and many of us are dabbling in the grass of SoD.

HC: “Join us on Defias Pillager – Horde!”

SOD: “Join us on Lava Lash – Horde and Alliance!”

See Game Notes

Ladies and Gentlemen children of all ages starting on Monday January 15th 2024 we will be having Tales of Tribute Tournament 5. The Tournament will run for 5 weeks and each contestant will play 2 games per week. To sign up for the TOTT 5 all you need to do is respond to this post in the tales channel or dm me at @Kraemer29 on discord. Sign ups are now open.

Prize list
First place 1,000,000
Second place 750,000
Third place 500,000
Fourth place 250,000
Fifth place 250,000
Sixth place 250,000

We will adjust the prize list if we get more than 6 contestants.

MFN is currently on break for the holidays. It will resume on January 5th 2024. However, Kraemer and a few other members plan to still group up on Friday nights during the holiday break. During the winter event, feel free to post in guild chat or discord if you need help with the dailies or just want to hang out and chat will doing the Polar Bear Plunge and other holiday zone quests.

“Our weekly Mandatory Fun Night, aka Map Night, continues every saturday at 9:30 eastern, come join us for some fun hunting for treasure! Have a happy holidays and a happy new year.”

STO’s Winter event is starting Thursday. This year, the grand prize is a Tamarian Cruiser with an interesting trait!

FAR will be covering the winter event on Thursday at 10pm Eastern!

The AIE Fleet has completed all holdings on the Federation side. This unlocks several special items and ships for the fleet. The KDF fleet is still working on all of it’s holdings, and can use extra support for marks, dilithium, and other requirements.

Monday nights, FAR runs a Fun Night that is dedicated to our players! This is the night to check us out and join the fun! We can help you level, get through events or tough missions, or answer questions! This is also live streamed on twitch!

See you out there!

Yule festival starts this week, and delving missions rewards have been upgraded to 150.

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

Game Update 7.4 “Chains in the Dark” (Ord Mantell)
– more Mando story feat. Lane Vizla
– new World Boss FR3-DOM
– quest chain for datacron
Gearing Changes
– Rakata capped at 344, Thyrsian 336, everything else 340
– no more implant drops
– H&Z capped at 340
– MM Chapters will drop OP-1s
Dye Packs, using specularity, will have matte, metallic, or pearlescent app (SPACE BARBIE!!!)
APAC server – AIE home, fresh start, supes fun

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

No segments this week, but if you want to try your hand at creating short content, we would love to have you!

Thank you for a great year, we will see you January 7th, 2024! So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.