The AIE Podcast #414 – Back for the New Year here’s an Updatepalooza

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

  • Seeds of Renewal is almost upon us!
  • RED ALERT< RED ALERT… through January 18th!
  • We have news from FFXIV FF
  • So many games, so many updates!
  • And, we are getting back into the swing of things after our break

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #414 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mkallah: To my left is Tetsemi: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). This week, we are catching up to see what we’ve been up to over the break, what games we have been playing, and the like. Welcome!

Before we get into what we have been up to, let’s go over this week’s news!

AIE News

We have your Mandatory Fun Nights schedule for 2024!

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

On the small server front, there’s groups running right now in ARK and Rust.

Rust has a fresh map this week and Corley and Kuda have just started building.

On ARK, we’ve just wrapped up the winter event and a few of the group have started in on end bosses. We’ll be continuing there for a while and are looking forward to the next holiday and soon, the next expanded map for Ascended.

WoW Retail, Patch 10.2.5 Seeds of Renewal is coming January 16 with lots of changes.
Night Elves are building their new capital, Bel-Ameth in the World Tree Amirdrassil and Alliance and Horde players can visit, although Horde will have a buff warning that they’re being watched… especially fire mages. There are new Night Elf tabards, cloaks and weapons there as well as new Night Elf children NPC’s.

Worgen leader Genn Graymane is also taking his people back to their former capital, Gilneas.

Dragonriding is coming to every zone in WoW where flying is possible — but at 80% Dragonflight speed… because 100% would be ridiculous, right? There will be new Dragon Racing events with new transmog and achievements to earn.

Darkspear Trolls are getting 5 new hair colors and Dranei will have a new skin tone available, and Warlocks will have new customizations for their Demonic Tyrant and Darkglare demons.

New Follower dungeons will allow players to practice roles and abilities without resorting to LFD. NPC’s will make up the rest of the party.

Holidays Love Is In The Air, the Lunar Festival and Noblegarden have new content including battle pets, transmog, and a dragonriding appearance. Be warned there are some very, very pink items coming to the Trading Post in February.

And there’s a new weekly event, Azeroth Archives that will have solo and group content to earn a variety of goodies and reveal lore about the Dragon Isles as the expansion winds down.

In AIE news, Raid Teams Kiddie Aggro and So Let’s Go Skating are closing in on their Ahead of the Curve achievements. Guild spam incoming!
Dankinia returned from break and led Noob Raid to defeat 8 of 9 bosses in Amirdrassil. Fyrakk, our raiders have their eyes on you!

And we launched a new Guild Event – Noob Mythics on Saturday. This will be a weekly event from 8-10pm server. It’s like Noob Raid, but for Mythic Plus Dungeons. We ran two groups, completing 4 mythics each. Thanks to Officer Ashayo and raiders from Kiddie Aggro and So Let’s Go Skating for helping to make this a success.

WoW Classic
In Wrath Classic, we are cruising through ICC, with good progression on the Lich King. Ruby Sanctum opens on 11 January, but as a 10 man team, we kind of expect it to be a one and done raid. We are waiting patiently for more news on when Cata is coming out, and looking forward to prepatch for the leveling boost.

Hard Core has been quiet but we do have our first 60 (Healarious). A flurry of activity in the first weeks of Season of Discovery but seems to have slowed down a bit. We are probably a couple weeks out until the next phase (cap of level 40) in SoD.

Coming out of the holiday lull, we have until Tuesday (1/9) to hug wookies and throw snowballs. Double XP ended Jan 4th.

SUP (Sith with Unlimited Power) has 2 openings for their Wednesday night Imperial Ops team? Any role can work.

We will be returning to MFN on the 12th and the 5th tales of tribute tournament starts on the 15th

GW2 Dungeons and More is returning this month but it will be the 3rd Thursday this month

STO goes to Red Alert from now until the 18th. This event likely is a placeholder as STO preps for their anniversary event! Keep your eyes open for any anniversary announcements!

Fleet Action Report, a STO Podcast that teaches how to play the game, live streams every Thursday Night at 10pm Eastern.

Alea Iacta Est hosts a Fleet Fun Night every Monday at 10pm Eastern. Everyone is welcome to join this event, which is live streamed. Here we can introduce new players to the game and/or help you gain levels, run missions, TFOs, or any other activity in the game.

The FC house has been updated with a new look, if anyone wants to swing by and check it out.
If anyone would like to do more content/use different buffs/or anything the guild can help with just to drop Caztiel Winchester a tag in discord or send a tell when they’re in game!

Maybe even craft up a set of those expensive walls for your house! They’ve unlocked all the prototypes so we can put anything into the workshop and anyone can contribute materials for them! So just let Caztiel Winchester if you want to make any of the themed housing exteriors!

Patch 6.55 launches on January 16th

They really drew out the reveal of the new class, Pictomancer. Finally, cat mom has joined the fight. Krile gets the draw on her studies in the new job. Cyberpunk FF14 confirmed. Jan 16 is the 6.55 breadcrumbs for 7.0, Squirrelmaster limited job named.

Mew and Tet- discuss FFXIV FF here

Update 38.2 planned to be released on January 10. With this comes the ill omens skirmish event that will run from January 11 through January 31. New pets: jackal, snake and crab. The wrapper rewards are Level 20-148: Assortment of Crafting Mats + 2 Universal Solvents and for Level 149-150: 2 Luckstones, 2 Universal Solvents, Sea-Farer’s Primary Essence, Cloak of Conflict. If you need help with the ill omens skirmish event, Maellung is sure that a certain kin member would be more than happy to have an excuse to run more skirmishes.

Also with this update are a bunch of fixes that couldn’t get in game before the holiday break.

And with that, let’s get back to what we have been doing over the break

Tetsemi- Lots of gaming, house decorating/undecorating, and much organizing.

Mewkow- Family lighthouse trip, disneyworld.

Mkallah- BAKING, Working (ugh), Yule, hiking, had a whole week without dice and it made me sad, Christmas eve day sushi, Christmas Eve tea

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

Next time, we’ll be talking to a Relevant Guest about a Relevant game So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.