The AIE Podcast #415 – WoW: Followers are better than Humans.

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

  • Gotta kill them all? That can’t be right? Checks notes- yeah, it’s right
  • Seeds of Renewal breathes new life into the world we love
  • Follow the Gold brick road…
  • Happy Anniversary to STO!
  • And, we have Gusty here to talk about AIE in World of Warcraft

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #415 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 is a mocha java cake in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Gustytail who is here to talk to us about AIE in World of Warcraft. Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into WoW Retail 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

ARK continues to be a fun place for the team there with a group boss kill of the Dragon planned for tonight. We are looking forward to the next DLC remaster coming in the next couple months.

Rust is spun back up as well and a group in there is trying out the new features including more automation and even the ability to tie notifications of in-game activities to your phone.

Palworld launch this week and is pretty hot at the moment. The pitch is “ARK survival but with Pokemon instead of dinos… and the Pokemon can have guns” There may be a private group server being spun up for this depending on interest.

See Game Notes
We have successfully killed the Lich King! There are a few raid members who still need that kill, so we shall continue to kill him until everyone has the title. Waiting for further word on when we are looking at a Cata release. Season of Discovery gets the next band to 40 starting on Feb 8th, I believe.

WoW Classic
We have successfully killed the Lich King! There are a few raid members who still need that kill, so we shall continue to kill him until everyone has the title. Waiting for further word on when we are looking at a Cata release. Season of Discovery gets the next band to 40 starting on Feb 8th, I believe.

The SUP operations team is looking for a permanent member. Any role will work. SUP is on the Imperial side and meets on Wednesday nights from 9-11PM Eastern. No previous experience required!

Join us for MFN on Tuesday nights. We tend to focus on Conquest/Galactic Seasons/Story Mode Operations. You can usually be any character level and always any level of experience. Just make sure you have your personal ship!

Final stage of Endwalker relics have arrived! In about 4-6 weeks we’ll get the final “major” patch for 6.x (6.58) which will most likely unlock everything in preparation for Dawntrail.

The FFXI crossover even sooner..

FFXIV and FFXVI crossover event happening in April.

Also the FC house has had a facelift inside as well as outside now, come check it out.

Cool things the guild has been doing:
MFN’s are back after the holiday break and a Tales of Tribute Tournament started on Jan 15th.
We tried out a new trial last week due to an in-game event, we didn’t clear it, but we made a good effort and will try again next week.

Game News:
They announced a a new DLC pack in March with two new dungeons followed by Gold Road, a new chapter, which will release in June.
Gold Road will have a new zone, story line, a new system called Scribing, and takes you to West Weald which might be familiar to people who played Oblivion. It’s available for pre-purchase now.

STO’s Anniversary event begins 1/23/2024! This event features a new story episode, a new TFO, and rewards a new Starship! The Tier 6, Khitomer Alliance Rex Pilot Escort!

Fleet Action Report intends to highlight this new event this coming Thursday, at 10pm Eastern. Join us at Grebog’s twitch channel to experience the fun!

Join in tomorrow, 1/22/2024, at 10pm Eastern, for our Fleet Fun Night! We can help level new toons, run TFOs, or team up for any other aspect of the game! If you need help, or want to try out STO, this is your chance to run with our Fleet Leaders!

The road map for 2024 is out and it looks great. Some hype of a lot of things planned for this year. Coming soon is the new 3 and 6 man instances with the new raid to follow soon after. The letter is posted in the lotro channel if you want to take a look.

The ill omens skirmish event is still going on through January 31st.

And with that, let’s get back to Gusty and find out what’s going on in WoW Retail.

Patch 10.2.5 Seeds of Renewal brought a lot of new content (but no new Raid) as the Dragonflight expansion winds down. Players can visit the new Night Elf capital, Bel Ameth, that is being built in the World Tree Amirdrassil. There’s a lovely cinematic where Tyrande and Malfurion are reunited, featuring probably the first real kiss in WoW. King Genn Greymane and daughter Tess also want their capital, Gilneas back and we get to help. I enjoyed having Lillian Voss join the party, which Genn didn’t like at all. Visiting Bel Ameth and completing the Gilneas quests award transmog and I got a lovely fox mount from Genn as well.

Follower Fungeons (I mean Dungeons). Tried and enjoyed them!
Azerothian Archives is buggy and not as fun but it will keep people busy.
Dragon Riding is now available everywhere in WoW where flying is allowed and the new racing event, Outland Cup is active. TRANSMOG and dragon customizations available.

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

Next time, we’ll be talking to …. Well, we will let you know as soon as we do!. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.