The AIE Podcast #423 – Floor Tanking with Dankinia

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

  • Destiny 2- the Light and the Dark
  • Shhhhhh, no spoilers
  • So much to do in SWTOR before June 25
  • (less than) Two weeks before early access in FFXIV
  • And, we have the Floor Tank, Dankinia, here to talk to us about AIE in ESO!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #423 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 joined by special guests Dankinia who is here to talk to us about AIE in ESO Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into ESO 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

Destiny 2 – New expansion launched, new activities, new weapons. It is the conclusion of what Bungie is calling the light and dark saga where we fight the big bad from the last 10 years. They did some new really neat stuff like a 12 player activity that unlocked when the new raid had been completed by a team. Overall it has been getting very positive reviews.

oob Raid cleared up to final boss Sarkareth in Aberrus on Saturday night and in coming weeks will be working on getting people the Awakened Raid achievement. Defeating all bosses in Vault of the Incarnates, Aberrus and Amirdrassil on Normal difficulty awards the Voyaging Wilderling Mount. Planning has begun for AIE’s Summer of Love event, which will run July 27 (26?) through August 2nd (Remembrance Day). In WoW, we’ll have a Lore Night and a WoW Trivia night, as well as pet and toy giveaways.

The next expansion, The War Within has a launch date of Aug 26 – with early access Aug 22 for people who pre-purchased the Epic Edition. Beta access has opened and there are spoilers out there. Please respect others by not discussing big revelations in Guild chat or Discord (unless it’s hidden). Meanwhile players are busy finishing up achievements and leveling alts – many of them in Pandaria Remix. It’s a wicked good time!

We’ll also have a new playable dwarf race, The Earthen, in War Within. It seems only fair that they should be unlocked on Day One for Earthen Ring server, right?

Here is a picture of Gusty on the Voyaging Wilderling Mount


WoW Classic
Our Stale-Puft Marshmallow raid team has had one raid night so far, in which we came 10% away from full clearing normal Blackwing Descent 10m, off to a strong start!

The only Cata news of note is Blizzard recently changed valor to be a rolling seasonal cap, like how conquest points already worked, so we’re all very excited about that, especially for upcoming alts

Season of Discovery has lots of news about upcoming season 4, reaching the level cap of 60 at last

Sounds like some really cool stuff, like new tier sets for every spec, 3 difficulty levels for Molten Core, and of course many new rune abilities

Less than 2 weeks, June 28th, until early access for the new expac drops! Last live letter aired last night, the VOD is on their page I believe. Lots of fun new zones and new gear sets revealed.

In Swtor, we are still feeling our way through 7.5. There is a lot to do and the only deadline is that the Spring Festival will be ending June 25. There is still time to catch up on that. In the meantime, there is no limit to when you can do the main story or the new Venture system. The Venture will eventually earn you a gun-faced dog companion. He’s adorable.

We do our MFN on Tuesday night, have a fun PvP night on most Wednesdays, and do a variety of things on Friday nights. Come join in the discussion in the swtor channel if you want to hear what cicadas sound like or see a robot restaurant server deployed in the Chicago area.

See Game Notes

We got our first look at update 41 on Bullroarer this past week, in which monster play is getting some love. We are expecting Bullroarer to open up for this week so we can take a look at the new hobby (hopefully). Lotro summer sales continues with some great stuff on sale every week for the next couple weeks. This week is a sale on carry-alls. We are excited to get some exciting teasers from Executive Producer Severlin from a couple of shows he has been on. Some exciting things that have already been teased and waiting for more information on them.

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

The new expansion, Gold Road, came out on June 3 for PC and brought with it a new zone and storyline as well as a new system called Scribing that lets you customize your skills and abilities. There is a questline to unlock it and then daily quests that can be done to acquire materials. For the last few MFN’s we’ve all grouped up to run a short trial or do dailies and then hung out in voice chatting with each other as we worked through the Scribing quests. I foresee more time spent doing dailies in our future to collect all the components needed.

The Zeal of Zenithar event starts on June 20th and runs through July 1st. There will be a daily quest each day that gives you a Sublime Parcel box as a reward and a variety of other activities that reward a Delightful Parcel Box. The boxes contain style pages, crafting materials, and recipes, among other items.

Planning for AIE’s annual Summer of Love event is currently underway. Kraemer is planning a short one-shot D&D game as part of the event. Also Tales of Tribute 6 starts on July 1st and runs to August 4th. There are plenty of spots still open so let Kraemer know in Discord if you’d like to join in the fun.

If you’re interested in more info about ESO or want to get involved in one of our weekly dungeon groups or trials, there is more info available in the Discord or you can reach out to myself or Kraemer directly.

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

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And now it’s time to play all of the great AIE member segments we received this week, including…

Next time, we’ll be talking to Guest in Game. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.