The AIE Podcast #420 – Falling into Force, Fourth, Fallout, and Fun

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

  • For some reason, Fallout is really popular right now!
  • The Dark Heart cometh
  • Cata is in pre-launch… again!
  • So much new in SWTOR
  • And, we are talking to ourselves

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #420 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mkallah- and, since it’s 420, there are plenty of munchies in the guild kitchen! To my left is Tetsemi: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). We are chatting with ourselves this week!!

Ok, we’ll be digging into what we’ve been doing in and out of game shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Just a reminder, we’ll be starting announcements for Summer of Love in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out on the AIE Discord for all the announcements and events. If anyone would like to host their own event or help with events, feel free to tag @officer in the AIE Discord with your ideas.

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

Fallout 76 has been popping. The Alien Invasion event last week and this week has a few of us engaged there. The show was great and what sparked interest.

Confront Xal’atath When Dark Heart Arrives on May 7

Mark your calendars for the release of the next content update for Dragonflight—Dark Heart— on May 7!
Dive into the final chapter of Dragonflight as it sets the stage for the upcoming expansion—The War Within™, sojourn into new questlines, Heritage Armor sets for Draenei and Trolls, six new hair colors for Kul Tiran Humans, access to all Dragonflight quests regardless of Renown for maximum-level characters, and more.

WoW Classic
Cataclysm classic pre-patch is live, and Deathwing is claiming lives randomly in the zones around his lair.

Not a smooth pre-patch at all, Blizzard outdoing itself this time. This are getting more stable, even with goblins and worgens running around.

May 20th will be Cataclysm launch, with only 15 months until the following expansion.

This week we had a livestream about Game Update 7.5, “Desperate Defiance”, which is due this spring, possibly even this month. We will be getting a new pvp season, a new game system called Ventures, and a new Spring Event. The game continues to get art updates–this time for the planet Hutta. The Public Test Server is up now and players are able to test the new Ventures.

The Dantooine Spring Abundance Festival looks like a cozy extravaganza with farming, pie baking, and animal rescues. Maybe the galaxy needs a break from pirate invasions, intrigue and eternal war.

Right now, though, it’s a good time to level characters because of double xp. Come join us for MFN on Tuesday this week and get some Conquest points, Galactic Seasons objectives, and that sweet, sweet double xp.

We’ve been running trials and dungeons for loot and laughs while waiting for the next event and the expansion.

Kraemer has all of the mundus stones and crafting stations currently available at his primary residence. Feel free to stop by to use them if you need to.

The next chapter expansion, called Gold Road, comes out on June 5th for PC. We are looking forward to exploring the new area as well as the changes to some of the base game systems when it comes out.

2024 Event Campaign – Part III:
Play through multiple Events to earn a Tier 6 Infinity Promotional Ship of your choice, two Free T6 Zen Store Coupons, AND 1500 Lobi! A total of six Events will participate in this Event Campaign, each contributing Campaign Progress toward this valuable prize. Earn progress for your entire account by participating in an eligible Event, including after claiming the Grand Prize for each individual Event. Check out the first eligible Event below!

Demon Hunting Event:
This Event will include multiple TFOs previously featured individually in a combined Featured Event that will allow players to choose their preferred activity each day. All of these TFOs can be accessed via the Event UI, accessible within your Mission Journal by clicking on the “Events” Tab.
Herald Sphere
Gateway to Gre’thor
Brotherhood of the Sword
Participating in this Event will give all players the opportunity to win the Herald Defiler Mace, the Omni-Directional Herald Antiproton Beam Array and the Wide Arc Herald Antiproton Dual Heavy Cannons.

Live Letter LXXXI (81) is coming May 16th at 4am PDT! This is expected to contain more info on Dawntrail as well as the Job Actions trailer and more info about job updates. The Job Actions trailer showcases some of the new actions and rotation we might expect in Dawntrial.

An updated Benchmark is due to be released on May 23rd. This is to fix the benchmark having incorrect lighting in the Character Creation screen as well as addressing some feedback with the latest updates to the new and improved graphics coming in Dawntrail.

Corsairs of Umbar and the Mariner are now available in the LOTRO Store!
Learn more about our latest expansion on

Make your Piece of Middle-earth Shine! Get 20% off:
Select Housing Decorations
Select Housing Sets
Housing Property Writs
Select Cloaks
Now through May 9th!

And with that, let’s find out what we have been doing in and out of game!

Question of the Week- how did you celebrate May the 4th!

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

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 someone in something. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.