The AIE Podcast #418 – Now there are two of them! This is getting out of hand.

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

  • We promise, we are NOT podfading!
  • Are you a world builder?
  • 10.2.6 is THIS WEEK!
  • We are in a new galactic season!
  • And, we are talking to ourselves

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #418 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mkallah: To my left isTetsemi (enter catch phrase here) And, we are Mewless this evening, but we figured we would get a show out so no one thought we were Podfading! We sure missed you all and there is a ton of news to catch up on!

Ok, so let’s get into the 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

The BitCraft Alpha is going live on April 4th. It’s a multiplayer, open world, survival/exploration type game. No invites have gone out but they have a signup going on (that’s a little over-gamefied in my view, but ok). We’ll very likely have some AIE people in there checking it out.

Besides the other ongoing fun stuff (Rust, Palworld, ARK, etc.) there will be some single-player RPG games coming out next week that people may want to chat about. Horizon: Forbidden West is finally hitting PC (Steam) and Dragon’s Dogma 2 is looking interesting.

Mkallah- TTRPG News

If you are a world builder, Chaosium is running a Basic Roleplaying Design Challenge with their open gaming license (d100). And let’s be honest, if you’re going to try and label the system as BRP (Basic Roleplaying), we’re going to add Universal and System to it and call it (BURPS). Also it’s being released under the ORC (Open RPG Creative) license.

Daggerheart is doing a public playtest beginning March 12.

Daggerheart Has Daggerheart Character creation

This system looks really interesting and is much more character focused and story driven.

The 10.2.6 Content Update Arrives March 19

Mark your calendar for March 19 when the 10.2.6 content update goes live with a bold, new, limited-time event. You won’t want to miss out on the fun. It’s important to note that Dragonflight season 4 will go live several weeks after the release of the 10.2.6 content update. For heroes working toward the Amirdrassil Feats of Strength, you’ll need to obtain Ahead of the Curve: Fyrakk the Blazing before Season 4 begins, and the achievement is no longer available to earn.

Gustytail’s favorite Holiday, the Trial of Style returns as well and there will be Guild runs.

WoW Classic
Cataclysm beta is out, several of our Raid team have gotten invites. The state of Cata Beta is pretty bad. At one point in the Goblin starting area, if you aren’t a mana user, you can’t progress the quests, In the Troll starting area, one quest mob just keeps despawning when you start interacting with him, and you can’t progress further. So that said, we continue to do silly things, like our Dungeon Draft. Part 2 was last night, we leveled to level 24, and completed Shadowfang Keep, Black Fathoms Deep, and the Stockades. The teams got a bit of a shuffle, which was interesting, and more learning was had. The judges are Shrimpiclese, Scotaidh, and Macfearsom, and they have determined that races just don’t work for various reasons. So now its going to be a point system, Finish a dungeon first, and you get 1 point. We also had the Wheel of Doom, where the judges would spin the wheel and we would have to do what ever was on it. One wheel spin had us turning our keyboard around, or putting your mouse in the other hand. one was remove your belt until after the next boss. Generally silly things like that. Overall it was a great time, and fun and silliness was had!

Our next dungeon challenge will be get to level 29, and we expect to do the Scarlet Monastery gauntlet. probably a few weeks from now, as we have people with real life commitments for the next few weekends.

The Bubblegum Unicorns won the challenge this time! Sema’s team won this one, they were just a hair faster than Looci’s team!

7.4.1 has dropped and the Galactic Season 6 has officially started. During MFN this week, we ran around accomplishing GS goals as well as Conquest goals.

We also had a fun night on Shae Vizla, this past Friday which was very well attended. Several guildies took advantage of the free character transfers going on there now. We may have a second fun night on SV this month due to there being 5 Fridays in March. 7.4.1 also added in a new narrative feature called Date Night, where players can play short scenes with some of their companions to further their stories a bit.

We also got something new to collect called ancient armaments. These are previously-np-longer-available armor pieces with a chance to drop from just about anything, including out in the world.

We have sweet and awesome things going on in the Elder Scrolls Online! On June 5th we will have the new chapter release of Gold Road. recently we have had the release of 2 new 4 person dungeons last week. last month we finished the tales of tribute tournament number 5 will list final standings at the end. With a lot of help from our faithful guild members we have the 4 grand master crafting tables loaded up with all 77 craftable sets for use. Please visit @Kraemer29 ‘s primary residence which also has all 13 mundus stones and multiple combat dummies to test out builds. Dankinia and I are working on getting multiple events for the 2024 Summer of Love including tales of tribute 6 and an Eso lore and monster style dnd one shot for MFN that week. I think that is all but Kini will let you know if there is more

Kraemer wants to thank all those that played in the tales of tribute tournament number 5 which was dominated by Malakyi who steam rolled over the competition to her first tournament win. With 4 other players splitting victories amongst the field. All of the prize money has been sent out and look forward to the next tournament. Here is the final standings:

Name wins loses
Malakyi 8 2
Dankinia 5 5
Dproberts 5 5
Bashirra 5 5
Newtype 5 5
Kraemer 2 8

Last major patch before the new expac is this Tuesday, new hatchingtide event just began this week, and coming up soon the ff16 crossover event will be happening!

Monday Nights at 10pm Eastern is our Fleet Fun Night. Anyone is welcome to join us, and we’d love to see some people come try out the game.

Fleet Action Report, our video podcast, runs every Thursday at 10pm Eastern. Our topic of conversation for this upcoming Thursday will be highlighting the new Tholian Trouble event. We will run both updated TFOs and give the details on how to achieve all the optional objectives.

The changes to the Year-Long event have gone live. Participating in all the events from now until December can earn a player 1500 Lobi, 2 100% Off Zen Store Ship coupons, and a free premium ship pack (either lockbox or premium ships can be chosen). This is a great way to earn some of the best ships and equipment in the game without having to spend a dime on Zen.

Lots of stuff has arrived Season 9 of the legendary reward track, the spring festival and update 39: Arenas of Conflict . This update is largely new instances and s raid in the Umbar area. The raid is currently tier 1 only. Tier 2 and 3 is expected to hit the live servers soon. When the new raid opens up to tier 3, we will be running some missions once again to get our characters geared up a little easier.


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

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Next time, we’ll be talking to someone about some game!. So until then, AIE…

– This is Mkallah
– This is Tetsemi

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.