The AIE Podcast #421 – Timey Wimey – Towy Wowy?

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

  • Grats to the NOOBS!
  • Zombies in SPACE
  • Dawntrail is on the horizon
  • Big congrats to our friends on Fleet Action Report!
  • And, Looci is here to talk about WoW Classic!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #421 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, con is next week- grab me some tea while you are in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Looci who is here to talk to us about AIE in WoW Classic Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into WoW 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 – Destiny 2 8:30 pm Eastern
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
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

We have a few people on a private V Rising server now that the game has gone to a 1.0 release. It’s a fun, Vampire themed crafting survival action combat game.

Diablo Season 4: Loot Reborn is now live and is seemingly doing very well and players are really liking the updates. We have Diablo regulars in there checking it out and I’m sure they can offer help and guidance to anyone looking to jump back in.

Other Nomads stuff is happening this week in Fallout 76, ARK, and Starfield as well.

Noob Raid successfully cleared Timewalking Ulduar, and congrats to two players for obtaining the rare mounts Invincible and Mimiron’s Head.

Aside from Noob Raid, the excitement is all about Remix: Mists of Pandaria, a limited time, speed leveling event that launched Thursday for Retail WoW. Quite a few players have reached level 70 already and are working on more toons while gathering numerous transmog items, mounts and pets. Many alts! Handle it! The characters can join current guilds but won’t be on live servers until the new expansion, The War Within.

AIE opened our second Alliance guild, Amicitia, to make room for the new alts. A few people had trouble pronouncing the guild name, so it’s now known as Amy.

Welcome Amy!

WoW Classic
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This past week was Rakghoul week and if that means nothing to you, just picture swtor’s version of zombies. There is no cure, we just have to kill them. A lot. Including a giant one with no eyes that we managed to dispatch on Tuesday during MFN.

The double xp event is over, but it’s still a good time to level as it’s basically pretty quick in this game. For tips, join us in discord. There is a lot of chatter about the best/most-fun way to do things.

Friday fun happened on Shae Vizla server this week where we knocked out some Uprisings and Heroic weeklies. Next week, back to Star Forge.

The PvP season is wrapping up, or has wrapped up (time is so unreliable), but the main point is Wednesday Night PvP goes on hiatus between seasons. Check this spot for when the season starts up again.

Map Night has Gigantamaxed into Mandatory Fun Night for the remainder of Endwalker up until the release of Dawntrail, at which point it’ll need to take a lil’ nap after the dynamax infusion wears off while we enjoy the new expansion pack. Have content you want to run? Are you lower level and still want to map it up? Come join us at 9:30 eastern every saturday! We’ll still be running chill content, so don’t be afraid to come on in!

FFXIV also recently had it’s latest Letter from the Producer Live that included a new Job Actions trailer that showcases some of the job changes coming in Dawntrail and their new animations, as well as many more details on the new jobs Viper, a dual wielding bad boy who flips and slashes around his foes while also throwing his swords like sword chucks and occasionally Darth Mauling it up by combing his swords, and Pictomancer, a painter who brought a paint brush to a sword fight and still ends up winning.

Dawntrail will be released on July 2nd, with early access starting June 28th. If you’ve ever wanted to dip your toes into FFXIV, now is the time.

The base game and the EW expansion and both collectors editions are on sale for 60% off until June 11th, except for Steam.

Also, take your birds out for walkies!

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.

Tales of Tribute Tournament 6 will be starting on July 1st and run for 5 weeks though Summer of Love. You can sign up in the ToT channel of the AIE discord or reach out to Kraemer.

There are a couple of things needed to participate in the tournaments 1 must be an aie guild member 2 have the ability to use the tales of tribute game in ESO. There are now multiple ways to get access to the game 1 own the High Isle chapter or have purchased any collection that came out after high isle. And 3 complete the first quest in the line to get access to the decks used to play. The tournament will run for 5 weeks starting on July 1,2024 and run until August 5, 2024.

Will list prizes in show notes, no need to run through them on the podcast.
Tales of tribute 6 prize list

First place 5,000,000 Gold
Second place 4,000,000 Gold
Third place 3,000,000 Gold
Fourth place 2,000,000 Gold
Fifth place 1,750,000 Gold
Sixth place 1,500,000 Gold
Seventh place 1,000,000 Gold
Eightth place 1,000,000 Gold
Ninth place 1,000,000 Gold
Tenth place 1,000,000 Gold

Total Prize fund 21.250,000 Gold

For anyone who wishes to join please let me know in the tales of tribute channel in discord or mail me in game @Kraemer29

Fleet Action Report just celebrated their 200th Episode! Next up is a Dyson Destroyer ship build this coming Thursday! Also, our 4th anniversary is only a few weeks away. To celebrate, we’re planning a new type of PvP!

STO is starting a Red Alert event on the 23rd. Then, on the 28th the next content drop hits. Named Parallels, players are going to a new universe to stop the Borg! This event rewards 500 lobi and a Epic Phoenix Prize token in addition to other prizes!

The April Fools event has happened and the next event is going to be Dragon Bash on June 4th. “The Midnight King”, the last stage of the current expansion, is going live on May 21st. And there is a bag slot sale on that ends on the 28th

In guild specific news, I want to call attention to the heroic effort of Hortensus Hawkeye aka. Kirontuk. He went to great lengths to get the materials necessary to progress the guildhall’s tavern to the next level. Thank you Hortensus!

Update 40 has gone live! Now we venture into Umbar-môkh, the neaths, a large complex beneath the city of Umbar.

The quest pack “Beneath the Surface” is free to VIPs and available in the LOTRO store for points. New quests will be released weekly to continue the story.

Beyond that there are numerous class and game tweaks like the ability to rename carry-all in your inventory.

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

Less than 24 hours to the launch of Cataclysm Classic! We are all very excited to roll on into Cata, to revisit its dungeons and Raids. The AIE classic group has been preparing for this since we killed Arthas in January. The Blizzard team has released a very accelerated pace for this expansion, with only 15 months to complete all the content. They have also stated that they will be monitoring the progress and can slow the release if they feel that teams are still progressing through the current raid. We hope this isn’t too fast a pace for us, as we are pretty casual, with only 1 night a week to raid. The Devs are hoping for less gaps and lulls in content during this expansion.

The Stale Pufft Marshmallow team have had a few roster changes, and we have added a few new people for this raid tier, so we continue with about 14 people for 10 man raids. A continuous struggle for the raid leaders to keep the roster flowing, and to make sure everyone gets time in the raids.

Some of the highlights that we have are: Transmog, reforging, guild perks! Archeology, and a revamped talent system. Overall, the raid team is pumped for this expansion. If anyone is interested in joining us in Cata, just drop an @officer ping in the AIE discord, and we can get you into the guild.

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

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Next time, we’ll be talking to Someone about Something. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.