Alea Iacta Est https://aie-guild.org A Gaming Community Mon, 17 Jan 2022 16:00:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The AIE Podcast #378 – Have lightsabre, will podcast https://aie-guild.org/blog/2022/01/the-aie-podcast-378-have-lightsabre-will-podcast/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-378-have-lightsabre-will-podcast https://aie-guild.org/blog/2022/01/the-aie-podcast-378-have-lightsabre-will-podcast/#respond Mon, 17 Jan 2022 16:00:26 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=288892 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Nomads of the Lost Ark WITT is going all Druid Lifeday fun in SWTOR MFNS are back in full swing for 2022 And, What we did on our end of year vacation All […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Nomads of the Lost Ark
    WITT is going all Druid
    Lifeday fun in SWTOR
    MFNS are back in full swing for 2022
    And, What we did on our end of year vacation

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #378 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Mkallah: – (There is Porto’s in the guild kitchen, please eat it before I do. But, leave the Giant MIckey Mouse Gingerbread for me). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). This week we are talking to ourselves!

Ok, we’ll be digging into what we did on our winter break shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

Sunday – WoW Classic 2 pm Eastern
Sunday – STO 8:30 pm Eastern
Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Tuesday – FFXIV (Casual Raiding) 9:30 pm Eastern
Wednesday – FFXIV (Fun Night) 9:00 pm Eastern
Thursday – FFXIV (Progression Raiding) 9:30 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV (Late Night Fun Night) 11:00 pm Eastern
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast – https://www.newoverlords.com/

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 410: Always In Motion
https://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-410-always-in-motion/

Always in motion is the future. With that in mind, we still try predicting what’s coming in 2022 with our annual predictions and wishes.

Working Class Nerds – https://workingclassnerdscom.wordpress.com/

Episode 136: The Bang Gang!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/9884625-episode-136-the-bang-gang

Marcus and Nick are joined by SM Playboi!!! Playboi is a Twitch streamer, giant Star Wars and Anime Nerd, and a great friend of both the show and their streams. The three of them have RIDICULOUS conversations about all of the games they’re playing and of course SM Playboi’s streaming career. Enjoy!

You can find more of SM Playboi at:
https://www.twitch.tv/smplayboi

Fleet Action Report – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqEKYJPKmiiYuj7eiHy6kOg

F.A.R. Ep 79 Call to Arms TFO’s: Assault on Terok Nor, Brotherhood of the Sword, Khitomer in Stasis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCgGoZNYUsc

Fleet Action Report, a Star Trek Online video podcast; Grebog and Nikodas are taking the fight to the enemies of the Khitomer Alliance (potentially on the Ground). The Ground TFOs have long been ignored, but here, now their time has come.

Boards and Swords – https://boardsandswords.com/blog?category=Boards%20%26%20Swords

A Much Delayed Pax Unplugged Recap (Feat. Jessica and Andrew from Gameosity) – Boards & Swords #187
https://boardsandswords.com/blog/bs187

Chris & Philip decided to take a break from the holidays, but its a new year and time to talk about Pax Unplugged! To help Chris out, Andrew & Jessica Fisher from Gameosity are on the show!

NOMADS
Lost Ark
Lost Ark is a free-to-play game that pairs the best of ARPG combat and MMO depth to create a vast, vibrant world with thrilling fights, endless customization, and endless adventure.

Launching on Feb 11, 2022, this “Diablo-esque” style action role playing game with an isometric/top-down view, it was originally released in South Korea in 2018, published by Smilegate. It will be published by Amazon Games for the NA release.

Though it is free-to-play, founders’ packs are available for purchases through Steam and Amazon. These packs confer the usual perks, including a 3 day head-start for players on Feb 8, 2022. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1599340/Lost_Ark/

AIE is currently gauging interest in the game. If you intend to play, please contact @Durus or leave a comment in the AIE discord’s channel nomads with #lostark. Server selection and guild details will be released once that information is available.

Website: https://www.playlostark.com

Diablo 3
Season 25 “Lords of Hell” is live (12/10/2021)
Anniversary event “Darkening of Tristram” is live as of Jan 3, 2022 and will conclude at the end of the month. Explore the Cathedral, event dungeon, and acquire anniversary rewards.
If you would like an invite to the Clan or Community, please ask in the AIE discord’s nomads channel using #diablo3

Valheim
Valheim server has been shut down for now but may be available in the future if there is more interest in the future. A copy of the world is available and can be downloaded from the location pinned in the Valheim channel.

WoW
WITT Raid Team is doing an ALL DRUID fun run of Sanctum of Domination (Normal difficulty) on Jan 22 at 8pm Eastern. They are also considering All Monk and All Paladin runs. There is a sign up link in the AIE Discord – Raid Team News channel for anyone interested. Gustytail will be there!

Noob Raid had it’s 2nd run of 2022 and Dankinia’s Floor Tanking score increased to 3 deaths. Next week the plan is to skip to the final bosses of Sanctum. We’re coming for you Kel’Thuzad and Sylvanas!

Behind the Curve has room for more raiders. Anyone interested please check the Raidteam Recruitment channel.

WoW Classic
Mount Hijal and Black Temple opening on January 17th.
Still a (half guild) raid group every Saturday evening, going strong

SWTOR
In Game News, the Public Test Server is up for the time being with no announcement about taking it down. That’s good news if you wanted to work toward the Test Server achievements which earn you rewards in game, like a holographic log mount. As far as we know, 7.0 The Legacy of the Sith is still scheduled for release on 2/15/22.

For the guild, December was a cozy month of snowballs and Operations and wookiee hugging. As we roll into the second half of January 2022, though, it’s going to heat up. It’s Total Galactic War! That means that while guildies play SWTOR, the guild accumulates points that could win us a planet. This will be a serious effort and the competition for a planet is steep. If you want to help out there are several things you can do in just a few minutes every day that would add substantially to our point total. Drop by the SWTOR discord channel for specifics. If your character is not in the guild yet, hop in on Sunday or Monday to get in before reset for your points to count. If you character is brand new, not to worry. You will get SUBSTANTIAL points for those early levels. It really is for everyone.

Come join us for some pew pew and some (show off light sabers here) – Vrummmummmmm
FVISH!

FFXIV
Map night has returned! We’re back and hitting up the new treasure dungeon, the Excitatron 6000, every Saturday at 9:30 pm eastern. Check the pins in the ffxiv channel for more info.

Our lovely community member Zoot is also running mount farms on Friday at 8pm eastern. Level requirement depends on what is being run, but it’ll generally adapt to whoever wants to come. Don’t be intimidated if you’ve never done EX trials before, unsynced they’re not too hard and we’ll be happy to have you and help you through it!

ESO
MFN’s have resumed after the holiday break. We’ve spend the first two of the year vanquishing world bosses in various zones.

We also jumped to our death and helped a member get the Slaughter Fish achievement.

The Daedric War Celebration runs from January 20th – Feb 1st so our MFN’s will be focused on doing the dailies for the event tickets and killing bosses.

We plan to do more trials on nights we have 12 people online for MFN.

There will be a Global Reveal Event for ESO on January 27th at 12pm PST. They are going to give us a peek at the upcoming Chapter and DLCs that will be released this year. Tuning into the show on Twitch will earn you a new coral crab pet and a crown crate though Twitch drops as long as you have your accounts linked.

STO
This is going to be a big year for the fed fleet. Why? Well, we are closing in on a lot of the Tier V unlocks (highest unlock) for the starbase.

Military: 15 projects to go
Engineering: 38 projects to go
Science: 41 projects to go

While yes, you can only do 1 project every 20 hours (1 day lets say) that means we should be working on the big unlock project for Military in 3 weeks or less. This will then free up resource requirements and hopefully make it more likely we are triggering daily, but even still means 2 months we should have engineering done and 3 months science should be done, if not way sooner.

LOTRO
After a break for the holidays (and Maellung needing to heal in RL) SNL returned this past Saturday. The first fight of the new raid is coming to Bullroarer this week. Treebeard opened up Mines of Moria a couple weeks ago. The ill omens event is being postponed until maybe later this year so they can focus on the rewards. And lastly session play is bugged at the moment and will be fixed in the patch this week.

And with that, let’s talk about the fun and games we had over our break!

GAME NEWS

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

If you have a question or comment about our show, you can email us at podcast@aie-guild.org. You can also follow us on Twitter. The show is at @aiepodcast. Mew is at @themewkow, Mkallah is at @cyberwaif,and Tetsemi is at @ivorytiger. 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 https://aie-guild.org/podcast-live-stream/ and our Discord server for chat at https://aie-guild.info/discord . And for past episodes, you can see them on our Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/TheAIEPodcast ! Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://andrewallenmusic.com/

Next time, we’ll be talking to Jehdai in Guild Wars 2. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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The AIE Podcast #377 – Merry Pandamonium https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/11/the-aie-podcast-377-merry-pandamonium/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-377-merry-pandamonium https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/11/the-aie-podcast-377-merry-pandamonium/#respond Mon, 08 Nov 2021 17:46:38 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=272158 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… WITT gets organized! Hey, Bioware, how soon is soon? Looking for New Life? Reach out on Discord! Red Alert, Red Alert- for the next two weeks, at least And, we have Abovan here […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    WITT gets organized!
    Hey, Bioware, how soon is soon?
    Looking for New Life? Reach out on Discord!
    Red Alert, Red Alert- for the next two weeks, at least
    And, we have Abovan here to talk to us about AIE in FFXIV

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Welcome to episode #377 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mkallah: To my left is Mewkow: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guest Abovan who are here to talk to us about AIE in FFXIV Welcome!

Since we have so much FFXIV news, we are going to talk to our guest first and then do this weeks news!!

GAME NEWS

We bought a house! A large house!

Big thanks to Reka for helping us in the move to the large plot.

Our new home is located in the Lavender Beds, 9th Ward, plot 33.

The new house is on a large plot, so the house is also large. Since it is a large, we get much more real estate to work with, both inside and out. The new house will feature 3 garden plots, all of the crafting stations, and more vendors in the house, such as materia affixers, which we did not have the NPC budget for in the old house.

The additional Garden Plots will help increase the rate that we can churn out the Thavnairian Onion. These items allow you to increase the level cap of your Chocobo Companion by 1. When you cap out, feed it to your bird, and you will be able to continue to level up your companion up to level 20.

As the house starts empty, it will take us some time to settle in and get a full decoration done. So, things are in flux right now in the house and things may move around until we settle in on a housing layout. However, when we do, we plan on having a big AIE home warming party. We are working out the details now. When we have some more defined plans, we will let everyone know via Discord.

Grade 3 Heat of Battle Buffs!

We are now cranking out Grade 3 Heat of Battle buffs. These buffs provide all member a flat 15% bonus to combat XP. Since this is a limited commodity and take 70 hours to make, we will run these on weekends. During the week, we will be running the Grade 2 Heat of Battle Buffs, providing a 10% bonus to Combat XP. If you are leveling up your first job, an alt job, or just playing around with a side project, the XP bonus can really help you out.

Executing the buffs, you don’t have to wait for an officer! Anyone with the member rank (about 30 days in the FC) and above can kick off buffs (as well as invite characters to the FC). If you see the buffs fall off, from Friday to Sunday, you are welcome to fire off the Heat of Battle 3 and Reduced Rates 2. Reduced Rates drops teleportation costs by 10%. During the week, Monday-Thursday, we run grade 2 of both of those buffs, Heat of Battle 2 and Reduced Rates 2.

Game News
The Endwalker Hype Train continues! The Square Enix dev team has released Live Letter 67, and a very emotional Naoki Yoshida came out to announce a 2-week delay for Endwalker. While delays are never fun, but this will ensure a more polished game that will be now released on December 3rd for pre-orders, December 7th for the general release.

With this change, the Endwalker schedule changes to…

12/3 – Head Start for Pre-Orders
12/7 – Official start for everyone else
12/21 – 6.01 – Pandæmonium, Normal mode. The first raid of Endwalker, and a great debate on how to pronounce ‘æ’.
1/4/22 – 6.05 Pandæmonium Savage. New entry level raid crafting gear introduced.

The live letter also has tons of new announcements on how Endwalker will work. 67 slides worth!

A few quick hits:

5 new series for the role quests! Not required for MSQ this time around. But a bonus quest line if you complete all of them will be made available in Patch 6.1 or later. No level 90 job quests, however.

Crafting and gathering quests lines in Studium, one of the new major areas in Endwalker.

New Treasure Map dungeon, Excitatron 6000 in patch 6.05 (the Savage raid patch). We do lots of treasure maps on Saturdays, so please look forward to the new maps!

Tons of PvP updates, including some small scale casual and ranked PvP with some skill based matchmaking.

Lost of HQ items are being removed. HQ crafts are still in play, however.

Fishing is getting a brand new mini-game interface!

EXP scaling is being re-worked. Important note: due to this change, any progress made towards a level will be reset back to 0 when Endwalker hits due to the EXP scaling.

New Immerse Sound Gamepack will be available. Allows for 360 sound, but does have a one-time cost for the Immerse license. A 14-day demo is available. (Abo’s note: I’ve used this in other games and it is incredibly awesome.)

New housing zone will be available in 6.1. Some FC only wards, some personally only wards. Both will have classic and lottery systems for purchasing the lots.

Got a vinyl record player? Like the Endwalker theme? Now you can get a 7” Vinyl single for 28 bucks on Nov 17th.

Finally, one of our community members and FFXIV players has a new FFXIV podcast!
OldManFranks, one of the long term members of AIE, has a podcast called ‘A Podcast Reborn.” Go ahead and give them a listen, but keep in mind that it can dive into the slight spoiler territory and “adult situations”.

Thank you for all of the great information,folks! Now, before we get into this weeks news, where can the peoples find you?

Now, to this weeks News!

AIE News

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
New Overlords (SWTOR) – http://www.newoverlords.com/

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 403: Unlimited Power
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-403-unlimited-power/

Unlimited news this week on 7.0 to go with our discussion of unlimited gear power over time.

Working Class Nerds – https://workingclassnerdscom.wordpress.com/

Episode 127: Doritos!!!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/9498453-episode-127-doritos.mp3

After a LONG break due to Marcus’s illness, the boys are BACK! This week they’re joined by Doritos! Doritos is best described as a professional video game enthusiast; he raids with Marcus in SWTOR, is almost always in both Nick and Marcus’s streams, and is a HUGE Horizon: Zero Dawn fan. Enjoy!

Steampunk Rally Fusion, Lockup, Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza – Boards & Swords #183
https://boardsandswords.com/blog/bs183

Philip is out visiting family, so Cory & Jimmy from the Dirtbags of Holding podcast are here to talk with Chris about things like: a Risk Legacy Sequel? A board game with stacking magnet cubes? A game called Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza? Stick around for the first game show in awhile also!

Fleet Action Report – (STO) – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqEKYJPKmiiYuj7eiHy6kOg

Fleet Action Report Ep 69 Haters Going to Hate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqOwGwSW2io

Fleet Action Report, a Star Trek Online informational stream; Nikodas and Grebog are traveling into the realm of hatred. For tonight, it’s a pair of small craft missions they’ll attempt to conquer.

NOMADS
If people are playing Forza Horizon 5, Jehdai has set up an xbox club, (its game specific, we still have the main XBox club, and one for FH4). Just search for AIE in the in game search. (clubs unlock a few levels in)

Diablo 3 season 25 is on the PTR, so that means that we are about 2 weeks away from its start. The new season will have soul shards to pay homage to the 25th anniversary of Diablo.

New World

New World is still in levelling phase. MFN every Thursday, tackling bigger incursions, running around the map.
New patches weekly, fixing the most glaring issues and exploits.
Amazon now talking about consolidating servers, after the initial rush.
Come play this action gorgeous PvPvE MMO, buy once and play forever

WoW
Patch 9.1.5 is Live!

A member of Where Is The Tank (WITT) organized a Mythic Tara-grew that included people from all of our AIE raid teams, and a few pugs. Inspiring teamwork there! They plan to continue Monday nights.

Behind the Curve (BtC) is 4/10 Heroic and making progress on Soulrender (aka Garrosh Nanny).

Kiddie Aggro (KA) and Better Late Than Never (BLTN) did Achievement runs for Glory of the Dominant Raider. It awards (Hand of Hrestimorak) a mount that looks like an armored glove and can play rock, paper, scissors.

Our Alliance side Raid Team Hell Froze Over (HFO) is 3/10 Heroic. Yes, we have an Alliance Guild on Earthen Ring and alts are welcome! No need to tell your main though.

SWTOR
There has been an outpouring of news from BW in the last couple of weeks as they ramp up for the new expansion. There is no release date yet, but they are still saying “Holidays 2021”. At release we will have QoL changes, 5 extra levels, new methods of gearing, new story, a new flashpoint, updated systems, and more. We will also be getting a new Operation a few weeks after the expansion launches.

Like any game studio, BW is introducing some changes that no one asked for, but there are two things coming that people HAVE been asking for: Multi-tagging and the ability to transmog weapons. Multi-tagging will change the shape of how we do World Bosses and will be especially great for us during MFNs. Swtor has long has an extensive and pretty convenient system for changing your character’s outfits, but weapons have always been left out of that picture. Now that we will be able to use quest rewards, special meaning looks, and all kinds of things to transmog our weapons independent of their value as gear.

So, if you always wanted to use Torchy as your blaster pistol and wanted to join in as everyone on a planet kills a World Boss, come join us in SWTOR. Now is the time to be getting those last few levels, cleaning out your inventory, acquiring a few XP boosts and generally just getting ready! Join us in the SWTOR discord channel with any questions or if you just want to chat about all things Star Wars.

ESO
Cool things the guild has been doing:
• Last week we took a tour of the new Deadlands zones to grab wayshrines, kill world bosses, and explore.
• A four person dungeon team has formed. AC/DC runs on Monday nights and is working their way through clearing all of the instanced dungeons on normal and veteran.
• Being lead off cliffs by Dankinia

Things planned or coming up for the guild:
• Our last official MFN of the year will be November 19th due to the holidays. We will resume our falling off cliffs and bridges fun on January 7th 2022
• MFN’s activities happen each week and involve either zone clears, daily dungeon runs, and/or public dungeon clears.

Game or press release news:
• Historically the New Life event starts the end of December and runs into the first week of January. Due to MFN being on an break for the holidays, we might miss doing this event as a group, but remember you can always reach out in discord and to try to find a guildmate to run stuff with.

FFXIV
See Game Notes

GW2
Seasons of Dragons: Return to Icebrood Saga happening now. Week 3, will unlock Drizzlewood Coast, which uses the games WVW systems on a PVE map). As a reminder logging in during the week will unlock the associated living world chapter for free. If you have been keeping up, we are only a couple weeks away from the legendary amulet reward. (Also as a reminder, these achievements will remain available forever.

Also included in the “Return to” Achievements are awesome rewards for doing strike missions. Strike missions are Raid level bosses that can be easily pugged. So far we have had Bonuses for Shiverpeaks Pass, The Voice and Claw of the fallen, and Whisper of Jormag. The bonus reward is 7 mystic clovers and 8 obsidian shards per strike bonus achievement completed. The 21 bonus clovers that we have been able to earn so far will save 153g (and approximately 39 Spirit Shards) from the cost of crafting a legendary. (Spirit shards are earned from rolling over the experience bar after you max out mastery tracks for a region. You also get a few for doing 3 of the daily tasks).

Next Beta Test is 11/30.
All 9 elite classes will be available with the new siege turtle mount. The siege turtle is a 2 person mount with massive cannons strapped to its back.

Guild Stuff: Next dungeons and more night is November 12th. Monday Fun nights at 8:30 Central Last if you need help with anything in game, don’t hesitate to ask in discord.

The expansion releases in February. Now is a great time to come back and get yourself prepared for it.

See you Tyria.

STO
New equipment slot for Environmental Suits was added for captains and bridge officers
New ship bundle in the Zen Store – T6 Saber Class and T6 Nova Class
Red Alert event is active for 2 weeks – Rewards include an Experimental Ship Upgrade Token, Specialization Point, and an Ultimate Tech Upgrade
FAR will be highlighting the current Red Alert event and Fleet Holdings on tomorrow’s show.

LOTRO
The Fate of Gundabad, LOTRO’s latest expansion goes live on 11/10 (Wednesday). It’s the last piece of the latest round of releases for LOTRO – the Brawler class, the Legendary item revamp – and finally Gundabad.

https://store-new.standingstonegames.com/gundabad/

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

If you have a question or comment about our show, you can email us at podcast@aie-guild.org. You can also follow us on Twitter. The show is at @aiepodcast. Mew is at @themewkow, Mkallah is at @cyberwaif,and Tetsemi is at @ivorytiger. 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 https://aie-guild.org/podcast-live-stream/ and our Discord server for chat at https://aie-guild.info/discord . And for past episodes, you can see them on our Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/TheAIEPodcast ! Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://andrewallenmusic.com/

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

And, due to the upcoming Holiday season, this is going to be our last show of the year. We will return in Mid-January with a bevy of new guest!

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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The AIE Podcast #376 – It’s just a jump to the left, and Kini’s off the cliff! https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/10/the-aie-podcast-376-its-just-a-jump-to-the-left-and-kinis-off-the-cliff/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-376-its-just-a-jump-to-the-left-and-kinis-off-the-cliff https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/10/the-aie-podcast-376-its-just-a-jump-to-the-left-and-kinis-off-the-cliff/#respond Mon, 25 Oct 2021 22:01:10 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=268554 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Halloween approaches, don’t forget to post those pics! We have MFN for New World! We have a Raid Team Round up- And I didn’t have to do it!! Endwalker, Experience the HYPE! And, […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Halloween approaches, don’t forget to post those pics!
    We have MFN for New World!
    We have a Raid Team Round up- And I didn’t have to do it!!
    Endwalker, Experience the HYPE!
    And, Dankinia took a break from falling off cliffs to join us for the podcast to talk ESO

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #376 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Tetsemi: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mkallah: (hey folks, there is an apple pear cobbler in the guild kitchen). This week we are joined by special guest 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

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

Sunday – WoW Classic 2 pm Eastern
Sunday – STO 8:30 pm Eastern
Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Tuesday – FFXIV (Casual Raiding) 9:30 pm Eastern
Wednesday – FFXIV (Fun Night) 9:00 pm Eastern
Thursday – New World 8:00 pm Eastern
Thursday – FFXIV (Progression Raiding) 9:30 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV (Late Night Fun Night) 11:00 pm Eastern
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern

From Gusty-Koo

Hey AIE folks, I love transmog both in game and RL. I would love to see what others are doing for Halloween. Please post in the #pics-or-it-didnt-happen channel on AIE Discord. For WoW players, I would especially love to see pics of your Headless Horseman mount, helm and/or sword (as proof they actually exist). Other games – show us your rarest and best loved looks! Starring your way, New World.

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
New Overlords (SWTOR Escape Pod Cast) – https://www.newoverlords.com

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 401: Low Sodium Merc Update
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-401-low-sodium-merc-update/

7.0 Merc style is on the PTS and we finally find out how salty we are about it.

Working Class Nerds – https://workingclassnerdscom.wordpress.com/

Episode 126: Sidebar Sandwhich!!!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/9413130-episode-126-sidebar-sandwhich.mp3

The only rule of this episode is that there ARE NO RULES!!! Kymeri and Atrax join Marcus and Nick for this wild ride of an episode, enjoy!!

You can find more of Kymeri at: https://www.twitch.tv/TheKymeri
You can find more of Atrax at: https://www.twitch.tv/A_atrax

Fleet Action Report (Star Trek Online) – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqEKYJPKmiiYuj7eiHy6kOg

Fleet Action Report Ep 67 Fall of the Old Ones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVbNd6X6yB4

This week on Fleet Action Report, Nikodas and Grebog dive into the latest event. Fall of the Old Ones is a new event with a new ground based TFO for you to enjoy. We go through the Cat’s Tale TFO twice to try and show you different aspects of the TFO and even give you a few tricks to help you find all the candles, find all the black cats, and even how to get those pesky skeletons into the candle light.

Boards and Swords Podcast – https://boardsandswords.com

Thunder Road Vendetta with Guest Rob Daviau – Boards & Swords #182
https://boardsandswords.com/blog/bs182

We’ve got Rob Daviau from Restoration Games here to talk about their next Kickstarter: Thunder Road Vendetta! Plus a month’s worth of news!

NOMADS
AIE is still playing Destiny 2, make sure to check out the destiny2 chat channel in the AIE discord to connect with other Guardians.

We’re entering into the end of the year Holiday events-a-palooza stretch. Currently the Festival of the Lost is live until 2 Nov. Details: https://www.bungie.net/7/en/Seasons/Events/FestivalOfTheLost

New World
New World is quite a success. We had to open a second Company and move inactive to it, as we reached the cap earlier this week.

On Tuesday, we had our first MFN Trial, running around the map, fighting mid-level corrupted invasions and closing their portals.

On Thursday, we had our second MFN Trial, clearing a Pirate citadel, teaching who YARRs !

Voting was up about MFN evening selection. It was a close vote, but Thursday beat Wednesday.
Next MFN will be Thursday at 08:00 PM EST, for 2 to 3 hours, doing activities that allow players to join or leave at any time.

If anyone wants to run a Wednesday later MFN, anyone can schedule and organize.
See you in game !

WoW
Raid Team Roundup

Congrats to Kiddie Aggro for 10/10 Heroic Sanctum of Domination, our 2nd raid team with Ahead of the Curve Achievement.

The Filthy Casuals are going on break until 9.2 after completing 10/10 Normal Sanctum.

Behind the Curve is 4/10 Heroic Sanctum and farming Normal to gear up some new members.

Where Is The Tank /WiTT (alts) and DoA continue to farm Normal Sanctum, with several proceeding directly to Noob Raid. Prepare for trouble, make it double.

WiTT (mains) is 8/10 Heroic with only Fatescribe (aka Wheel of Misfortune) and Sylvanas left to go.

WoW Game News

Upcoming Extended Maintenance for US Realms – Tuesday 10/26 2 am to 10 am PDT

Patch 9.1.5 has a release date? I mean, it has a release date! November 2nd.

“It has a lot of quality of life improvements and some cool new features that we wouldn’t usually expect in an x.5 patch, including easy Covenant swapping, new character customization, Legion Timewalking, the return of the Mage Tower, legacy loot for BFA raids, and a whole lot more.” (Thanks to Blizzard Watch for the summary – https://blizzardwatch.com/2021/10/21/patch-9-1-5-release-date/)

The Mage Tower will not release until December 7th when Legion Timewalking comes around. It will be available for two weeks (twooo weeeeks). You won’t be able to collect transmog that was available in Legion, but there are new Tier 20 Armor recolors and a mount to be obtained.

Official Patch Notes – https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/23731242/915-content-update-notes

FFXIV
We are now less than one month away from Endwalker and the hype is real!

Remember, Endwalker starts for early access for pre-orders on November 19th. If you pre-order any version, you get an earring with a 30% bonus to all xp earned. Also, the stats on the earring scale with you, as you level, and change depending on what job you are on. This also includes crafting classes.

If you are not the pre-order type, Endwalker will start on November 23rd.

Even with all of the trailers, announcements, live letters, and media days, there still more that they have yet to announce, so on November 5th at 10pm EST, 7 PM PST and 4 rocks past the 5th sand dune in Arizona time, we have Live Letter LXVII (67). Here, all that is listed is “New Endwalker Information’ and “Miscellaneous Updates” on the agenda, so we do expect to hear new info on the expansion.

In the Free Company, we are working on creating Grade 3 XP buffs for everyone. Here’s how you can help.

First off, we need to create the aether wheel. This is created in the workshop, which is accessible in the FC house, main floor, back left corner. In there, there is the workshop and in the middle, we have our current project, which will be the Grade 3 Heat of Battle aether wheel.

You can donate the items to complete the craft. An officer will need to pull it out of the crafting station and start up a new one. From there, we need to place it in the aether wheel stand, where it needs to “cook” for 70 hours. When the time comes, we will pull out the charged aether wheel out and add it to our buff inventory.

Come Friday and Saturday, we will want to activate the following buffs.

Heat of Battle 3
Reduced Rates 2

This will allow everyone in the Free Company to get a 15% bonus to all combat XP generated, as opposed to the 10% we would get from Heat of Battle 2.

Also, remember that anyone can refresh the buffs. If you see the buffs are down, go into the FC panel and reactivate them. Just remember to use the grade 3 buffs on Friday and Saturday so that we can get an extra bonus for the weekends.

It’s still not too late to jump into your Final Fantasy XIV adventure! Come on down to the ffxiv channel in discord and we can get you started.

SWTOR
Bioware has published a cosplay kit for the very popular character, Lana Beniko. It includes high resolution images of her and of her unmistakable gear, as well as reference materials and color palettes. In case you have yet to meet Lana, here are a few words about her: “With her serene and considerate manner, one might mistake Lana Beniko for a Jedi. She is, however, a Sith Lord of great wisdom and strength who has impressed many of her peers in a considerably short period of time with her keen insights into the nature of the Force.” This cosplay kit is intended to be the first of many. Malgus, anyone?

The Feast of Prosperity and Double XP are still going on. Come join us Tuesday night for MFN where we will likely be killing an event boss or two, making some currency, and piling on the XP.

ESO
See Game Notes

STO
Current Halloween Event, Fall of the Old Ones, is still ongoing.

The Mirror Guardian Cruiser will be available in the Zen Store starting 10/28.

Fleet Action Report is looking for 2 volunteers to help with the 10/25 show at 11pm Eastern. This will be to run a few Ground TFOs.

LOTRO
The new expansion “The Fate of Gundabad” will be released on November 10th. Also the long awaited curator vendor will be in Middle Earth from Oct.. 25th- Nov. 1st. If you have not taken advantage of the quest pack redeem code lotroquests2021 you have until the end of November to do so. Also most expansions are on sale in game for 99 LP. You can also go to https://lotro.com/getready for more details. Lastly, if you need any assistance with the new legendary Items we can walk you through it and answer any questions in the lotro channel.

GW2
Game News: Beta Week starts Tuesday. Try out the last 3 elite specializations for Thief, Engineer and Ranger. Week 2 for Return to Icebrood Saga also starts Tuesday. (Don’t forget to log in each week to get these chapters for free). Halloween Event is still ongoing, I believe it ends on November 9th.

There is a bonus to do a strike mission (5 to 10 man content) in this weeks Return to Bonus Achievement set. The reward is 7 mystic clovers for a piece of content that takes maybe 5 minutes. if that. You need 77 Mystic Clovers to make a Legendary weapon, and they are either absurdly expensive to craft, or limited to PVP/WVW reward track end rewards, or the 7 you can get for logging in for 30 days. The best way to get the strike mission done, is to watch LFG. Contacts and LFG button the upper left (default key Y), Second tab down in that window (LFG), then Strike Missions (middle bottom of the list), pick looking for more, and Shiverpeaks is what you are looking for.

Jehdai is expecting to see this bonus pop up with each chapters set of Return to achievements. Most of the strikes are pretty easy, and are supposed to be an introduction to raids.

Guild stuff: Mandatory fun Nights happen on Monday’s at 8:30 Central (the only real time zone), Maellung hosts dungeon nights (best to check discord for these). last, if you need help with ANYTHING in game, reach out in our discord channel.

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

GAME NEWS
Before I dive into ESO I wanted to mention that Noob Raid will be taking our annual break for the Winter. Saturday, November 20th will be our last Noob Raid of 2021 and we will dive back into Normal Sanctum on January 8th. Also, at the request of Gusty, for the October 30th Halloween edition of Noob Raid the group will be picking up the “bad” anima powers and failing gloriously to kill Taragrue. in ESO MFN might also be on break during this time and I’ll keep you posted if that is the case.

Lately MFN’s in ESO have been event focused. With the Witches Festival going on we are running around dressed as skeletons, killing bosses for plunder skulls, collecting feathers, and finding places to jump off of. The event runs until Tuesday November 2nd at 10am EDT. You earn 2 event tickets for the first boss kill of the day and the plunder skulls can contain various “repulsive rewards” such as style items, furnishings and recipes, creep things, and fragments for a new pet called the Witch-Tamed Bear Dog. Don’t forget that using the whistle grants you a 100% exp boost that stacks with scrolls and drinking from the cauldron transforms you into a spooky undead skeleton. Also the first two fragments for the Doomchar Plateau are available in the event shop with the rest to be available later this year.

Deadlands, the next DLC zone, launches November 1st. It has new delves, new bosses, and new quests that continue the Gates of Oblivion story line. As is traditional, for our MFN that week we will explore the new area and see what adventures await us as well as find a high point for me to lead people off of.

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

If you have a question or comment about our show, you can email us at podcast@aie-guild.org. You can also follow us on Twitter. The show is at @aiepodcast. Mew is at @themewkow, Mkallah is at @cyberwaif,and Tetsemi is at @ivorytiger. 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 https://aie-guild.org/podcast-live-stream/ and our Discord server for chat at https://aie-guild.info/discord . And for past episodes, you can see them on our Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/TheAIEPodcast ! Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://andrewallenmusic.com/

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 about something! . So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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The AIE Podcast #375 – A Gust Of Fresh Air In WoW, Will Work for Transmog https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/10/the-aie-podcast-375-a-gust-of-fresh-air-in-wow-will-work-for-transmog/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-375-a-gust-of-fresh-air-in-wow-will-work-for-transmog https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/10/the-aie-podcast-375-a-gust-of-fresh-air-in-wow-will-work-for-transmog/#respond Mon, 11 Oct 2021 14:43:29 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=265171 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… New World is a roaring success, quick, let’s get more servers! Double XP and The Feast of Prosperity, oh my! Shadow of the Mad King leads to Seasons of Dragons This is Halloween, […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    New World is a roaring success, quick, let’s get more servers!
    Double XP and The Feast of Prosperity, oh my!
    Shadow of the Mad King leads to Seasons of Dragons
    This is Halloween, This is Halloween, in many games
    And, we have GustyTail who is here to talk to us about AIE in World of Warcraft!!!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #375 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Mkallah: – (There are figgy scones in guild kitchen, and apple chai scones, and pumpkin tarts, and….). And to my right is Mewkow: (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 World of Warcraft shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

Sunday – WoW Classic 2 pm Eastern
Sunday – STO 8:30 pm Eastern
Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Tuesday – FFXIV (Casual Raiding) 9:30 pm Eastern
Wednesday – FFXIV (Fun Night) 9:00 pm Eastern
Thursday – FFXIV (Progression Raiding) 9:30 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV (Late Night Fun Night) 11:00 pm Eastern
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
New Overlords – http://www.newoverlords.com/
(Star Wars The Old Republic)
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 399: What About Second Feast?
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-399-what-about-second-feast/

So we had a Feast of Prosperity. Well what about second feast? The second annual feast starts on Tuesday.

Working Class Nerds – https://workingclassnerdscom.wordpress.com/

Episode 125: Stayin’ Alive… Seven!!!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/9339965-episode-125-stayin-alive-seven.mp3

Marcus and Nick sit down with Twitch streamer and awesome guy Stay Alive 7! We go on tons of sidebars and get into what ice cream Stay really likes! Thanks for listening!

https://www.twitch.tv/stayalive_7

Fleet Action Report – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqEKYJPKmiiYuj7eiHy6kOg
(Star Trek Online)
Fleet Action Report Ep 65 A Call to Arms TFOs: Cure Found, Khitomer Vortex, and Hive Onslaught
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jywkOBZV3Q

Nikodas and Grebog are back with another episode of Fleet Action Report to cover some more of the Task Force Operations in the game. We finished up the guest stars of 2020 with Shannon Cochran as Sirella. And then we head into the TFOs: Cure Found, Khitomer Vortex, and Hive Onslaught.

NOMADS
Destiny 2
The Witch Queen expansion and start of Season 5 is still slated for a Feb 2022 release. It was announced recently that the Forsaken expansion and Season 5 content will be vaulted at that time. Make sure to complete your goals for this content soon.

New World
New World has launched as of a week ago, with much more success than anticipated, causing Amazon Studio to spawn tens of new servers a day to provide enough for all the players that wanted to join and were stuck in queues.

The initial rush is passed, queues have totally disappeared, and AIE is established on Pyrallis (North America, East) under the Syndicate banner. We currently have 87 members, with around 20 online each evening. We’re already talking about MFN and adding sub-guilds.
So lots of fun to have in a gorgeous game (hard to believe it is their first MMO, especially with so little issues or bugs, on their own engine): deep crafting, PvPvE, gigantic map (for a max of 2250 online concurrently) and an incredible attention to details (even animals have real animation, sounds and live their lives).

I do hope Amazon Studio will license their engine and content, for many great games to spawn from that pearl.

Type: MMO, PvP, PvP, GvG, 50v50
Tags: Renaissance, Fantasy, Crafting, Reticular and High Action

WoW
See Game Notes

SWTOR
During MFN this past week, BC took us to Dantooine to get some rather arcane achievements. Everyone there got the achievements, even though it involved some patient waiting while items respawned. During the down time, BC either was on his way to the next clicky, or he posed some really difficult trivia questions provided by Maellung, our resident Trivia Taskmaster. A few people got killed multiple times by a parrot. For science.

Double xp started this week and will be going for three weeks. The Feast of Prosperity is on too. This event only comes around once a year, so now is the time to build up some currency to buy the holiday items, like decos, pets, mounts, and cosmetic armor. The new expansion is coming by the end of the year, so this is the perfect time to level up those last few alts.

ESO
Cool things the guild has been doing:
• The last two weeks we have been focused on doing the daily world boss and delve quests in the Blackwood zone due to an in game event.
• A four person dungeon team has formed. AC/DC runs on Monday nights and is working their way through clearing all of the instanced dungeons on normal and veteran.
• Being lead off cliffs by Dankinia

Things planned or coming up for the guild:
• MFN’s activities happen each week and involve either zone clears, daily dungeon runs, and/or public dungeon clears.

Game or press release news:
• During the current Bounties of Blackwood event players unlocked a reward bundle. Don’t forget to claim the goodies from the in-game crown store.
• The players have completed 85% of the bonus challenge for the Bounties of Blackwood event. For every 25% complete between now and October 12 they will extend the Explorers celebrate event for two days. It’s a bonus mini event that will encompass every zone in Tamriel so keep doing those world boss dailies.
• The Deadlands prologue quest is now live and the quest starter can be obtained for free from the in-game crown store. It leads directly into the upcoming Deadlands DLC storyline.

FFXIV
Map night continues every Saturday at 9:30 pm eastern. We’re currently starting at different people’s houses or apartments every week. Check the FFXIV channel pins for a link to the form to sign up.

Zoot is running a mount farm on Friday evening running extreme primals from previous expansions. Even if you don’t have a ton of experience in the game, you’re welcome to come! Only requirement is you be at level 50, 60 or 70.

Let Durus, Abovan or Kelseer know if you have any questions or are interested in getting into the game! We’d love to have you.

STO
New 32 century ship added to the infinity lockbox: The Kirk Class Temporal Battlecruiser

25% off keys, until tomorrow (Monday)

New event starts on the 13th: Halloween Themed. Explore a haunted castle to rescue extragalactic aliens from the Devidians.

Until tomorrow (Monday) Mudd’s Market is 75% off.

Tomorrow (Monday) Fleet Action Report will be featuring a torpedo boat, and explaining how to build one!

GW2
Shadow of the Mad King: Oct 5 – Nov 9th

The Halloween Event is live!. Tons of things to do, including, a super fun (or frustrating) timed jumping puzzle, the single best cash and experience farm in the game, a game of simon says in a Halloween themed Lion’s Arch with Mad King Thorn, Beetle races and more.
Halloween Bonus Bash: (this ends on Tuesday)

If you go to the starting zones the mist stranger is giving one special weapon per account. This weapon has a fancy skin, and it levels with you. (think heritage stuff from wow).
There is also a super nice buff (again this ends on Tuesday) 50% XP (from everything), 30% Magic Find, and 30% WVW and PVP reward Track Progress. (if you are working on a legendary, this is a great time to grind out a gift of battle, or 2, in World vs World).

Seasons of Dragons (Return to Living World)
On October 19th we will return to the Icebrood Saga. I am not sure how this will be split up, there are 7 chapters in IBS, and chapter 7 is split into 4 sub chapters. If you have been keeping up, when you finish the return to Icebrood Saga, you will earn a legendary amulet!

The next Beta week is October 26 for the final 3 Elite specializations. Thief, Ranger, and Engineer. They have already previewed a picture of a scepter wielding Thief. If they follow the same pattern they have been, we should see what the actual classes are during the first week of return to IBS.

Guild stuff: Mandatory fun Nights happen on Mondays at 8:30 Central (the only real time zone), Maellung hosts dungeon nights (best to check discord for these). If you need help with ANYTHING in game, reach out in our discord channel. Jehdai is more than happy to help people get up tough jumping puzzles, complete difficult story achievements, or even abuse his catmander tag to bring the zerg to kill that pesky legendary you need for your griffon.

See you in Tyria!

LOTRO
We have a Kin house on Treebeard!!!!! The Kin house is located at 4 Brookbank in the Maltmead neighborhood in the Shire homesteads!!!!!! Decorating of the Kin house on Treebeard is open to all kin members. Please help us decorate the new house. We will be getting update 30.3 on Wednesday. The update will add the Brawler class as well as the new legendary system. The legendary system can be confusing at first but have no fear just ask in the lotro channel and we will do our best to answer any questions you have to learn the new system. Do not forget to redeem the code lotroquests2021 in the ingame store to unlock a ton of content for free on your entire account. Also reminder all expansions except Minas Morgul and War of Three Peaks are on sale for 99 LP. The code and expansion sale are good until the end of November

GAME NEWS
Noob Raid killed Painsmith aka Stabby McFloorpants for the first time this weekend. We are now 6/10 on normal Sanctum of Domination. Many thanks to members of WITT and DOA for helping out each week. It’s appreciated by all of us Noobs.

For our other Raid teams, Better Late Than Never and Kiddie Aggro are 9/10 Heroic and getting very close to downing The Dark Lady Sylvanas herself. Behind the Curve is 6/10 Heroic. Where Is The Tank (mains) is 7/10 Heroic and their alts team (with Dojo of Awesome) is 10 of 10 Normal. Also 10 of 10 Normal are the Filthy Casuals and our Alliance Raid Team – Hell Froze Over.

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

If you have a question or comment about our show, you can email us at podcast@aie-guild.org. You can also follow us on Twitter. The show is at @aiepodcast. Mew is at @themewkow, Mkallah is at @cyberwaif,and Tetsemi is at @ivorytiger. 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 https://aie-guild.org/podcast-live-stream/ and our Discord server for chat at https://aie-guild.info/discord . And for past episodes, you can see them on our Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/TheAIEPodcast ! Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://andrewallenmusic.com/

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

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

– This is Tetsemi
– This is Mkallah
– This is Gusty (The interrupting guest!)
– This is Mewkow

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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The AIE Podcast #374 – One Weapon to rule them all: Brawling in the Shire https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/09/the-aie-podcast-374-one-weapon-to-rule-them-all-brawling-in-the-shire/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-374-one-weapon-to-rule-them-all-brawling-in-the-shire https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/09/the-aie-podcast-374-one-weapon-to-rule-them-all-brawling-in-the-shire/#respond Mon, 27 Sep 2021 16:24:31 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=261888 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Congradudolences to Gusty! New World emerges- this week! Saturday night is alright for MEGA *Insert Final Fantasy XIV meme here* And, we have Maellung and Dux who are here to talk to us […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Congradudolences to Gusty!
    New World emerges- this week!
    Saturday night is alright for MEGA
    *Insert Final Fantasy XIV meme here*
    And, we have Maellung and Dux who are here to talk to us about AIE in LOTRO!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #374 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mkallah: To my left is Mewkow: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guest Maellung and Dux who are here to talk to us about AIE in LOTRO Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into LOTRO shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Community
New WoW GM – With Syreyne stepping away from WoW and the WoW officers still needing leadership help there, the WoW Director team has asked Gusty to step in to help in that capacity along with existing GM’s Tetsemi and Ashayo. Gusty’s leadership in WoW has been great and she has more plans on continuing to nurture that community. Please join in congratulating Gusty-Koo!

Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

Sunday – STO 8:30 pm Eastern
Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9:00 pm Eastern
Tuesday – FFXIV (Casual Raiding) 9:30 pm Eastern
Thursday – FFXIV (Progression Raiding) 9:30 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9:00 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV (Late Night Fun Night) 11:00 pm Eastern
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11:00 pm Eastern

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
New Overlords – http://www.newoverlords.com/

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 397: Take 5 (More Levels)
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-397-take-5-more-levels/

The Public Test Server is updated with L80 plus Sorc and Assassin styles.

Working Class Nerds – https://workingclassnerdscom.wordpress.com/

Episode 123: LIVE with Kogass_!!!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/9251311-episode-123-live-with-kogass_.mp3

Marcus and Nick go LIVE on Twitch with Kogass_!!! Kogass is a longtime friend of the show, real life friend, and SWTOR Twitch Streamer! The three of them talk about Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and of course all of the gaming shenanigans that they’re up to. Enjoy!

You can find more of Kogass at: https://www.twitch.tv/kogass_

Fleet Action Report – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqEKYJPKmiiYuj7eiHy6kOg

Fleet Action Report Ep 63 Equal and Opposites
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tzIUSehfI0

Nikodas and Grebog are looking through the mirror in this episode of Fleet Action Report. We focus on what you need to know about the new event focusing on the task force operations and without going over and spoilers a brief chat on the new episode and season.

Boards and Swords – https://boardsandswords.com

C’MON NFTs, Warhammer Escalation League, How are we doing? – Boards & Swords #181
https://boardsandswords.com/blog/bs181

Chris is up to his eyeballs in painting miniatures – is that someone on the inside of his ear?? How did that get there?? Board Games did well on Kickstarter again, and NFTs coming to board games?? Plus Chris & Philip talk about the past year of the show and where they see it going over the next year.

NOMADS
Getting ready for the New World release on 09/28

As with all best laid plans, this may not survive first contact with the enemy. However, until such time as we need to pivot, AIE New World will be launching in US East on the Pyrallis server as Syndicate. You will need to join the Syndicate faction to join the company so make that decision carefully since faction changes are limited. We’ll attempt to secure the Company name of Alea Iacta Est but have a few suffixes ready if that’s not possible and will post here as soon as we lock it in. Welcome to AIE in New World.

The next AIE board game night will be October 7th @ 7:30PM Central. We have had some increased activity on our board game nights lately which is great. Come join in on the fun!

WoW
Noob Raid news – Thanks to help from members of WITT/DOA Noob Raid is now 5/10 on Normal Sanctum.

WoW Classic
We have purchased the first two guild bank tabs, please feel free to drop stuff in the 2nd tab that other guildies might find useful, especially crafting materials.

The first tab, currently, will be for bags and other things in limited supply, much like it is in Retail WoW.

FFXIV
Things are looking up in Final Fantasy XIV as we wind down our Shadowbringers adventures and get ready for Endwalker on November 19th, launching Nov 19th for the head-start for pre-orders, and November 23rd for its normal launch.

Although we are at the tail end of the expansion, now is a great time to get started in FFXIV. There is a very generous trial that works fine on PCs, MACs, and Playstation 4s and 5s. While trials accounts can not join the Free Company (That’s FFXIv speak for a guild), we can provide a ton of assistance from the Discord server. If (or really, when) you purchase the game, there is an exchange of Friend Codes down in the discord server in the channel called ffxiv-friend-codes. If you do pick up a friend code, both parties will get rewards. Once a code is used, please “react” to the code with a checkmark to signify that the code has been consumed.

If you need an invite to the Free Company, just ask in our discord server in the ffxiv channel. An officer does not need to specifically be online, but anyone with a member rank or higher. A member rank is a character that has been in FFXIV for 30-ish days.

Do you like the FC buffs? Do you hate it when they expire? Well, do not despair, as any member can refresh the buffs! Just go into the FC actions in the FC panel and refresh them! Later on, we want to start to provide Grade 3 XP buffs over the weekends.

SWTOR
In guild news, AIE has captured another planet during the periodic Total Galactic War event. Anyone traveling to Makeb will be greeted with an ingame banner proclaiming that “Makeb is controlled by Alea Iacta Est Timor” and everyone in the guild has earned the title, “Conqueror of Makeb”. For MFN this week, we gathered on Makeb to take a screenshot of all the new conquerors before heading to the pub side to do more normal shenanigans.

In more guild news, MEGA has moved to Saturday nights! Last night, Marcus led everyone around the galaxy to kill World Bosses which Tabbytha had scouted out ahead of time. If you ever wanted to acquire the Lucky title AND the Unlucky title, just come with Marcus and Tabbytha one fine MEGA night to Corellia to kill the World Boss, Lucky.

In game news, Bioware is conducting a screenshot contest for the first time ever. They are looking for landscape-style shots from 10 specific planets. If you have a golden shutter finger, or just have a favorite spot, jump in and take the shot. The rules are posted on swtor.com, but if you drop into our discord, we can toss you a link. Submissions must be by October 5th. The top 10 winning entries will be made into decorations that we can all put in our strongholds. The winners themselves will get special versions that have gilded frames.

ESO
Last Fridays’ MFN was spent killing the world bosses in Craglorn. Fun was had and high bridges were jumped off of. A four person dungeon team has formed. AC/DC runs on Monday nights and is working their way through clearing all of the instanced dungeons on normal and veteran. We also are being lead off cliffs by Dankinia.

MFN’s activities happen each week and involve either zone clears, daily dungeon runs, and/or public dungeon clears.

STO
New Ship Bundle: Starships of the Line: Steamrunner, includes 3 starships: Tier 1 Blockade Runner, Tier 5 Blockade Runner, and the new Tier 6 Appalachia Blockade Runner. The Appalachia will also be available as a solo purchase available in the Zen Store October 1st

20% off Starship sale until Monday

Bonus Dilithium until Monday

Upcoming OS and Direct X Support Changes, starting on February 15th, STO will no longer support systems that are running Windows 7 or Direct X 10 or older

Fleet Action Report will be highlight the Voice Actors that joined STO in 2020 during their show on Monday night at 11pm

And with that, let’s get back to Maellung and dux and find out what’s going on in LORTO.

GAME NEWS
https://lotro.com/en/getready

The Coupon Code is: LOTROQUESTS2021
(1/Account, available to redeem through November 30th, 2021)

U30.2.1 (2021-09-27) pre-orders start tomorrow (9/27) for ‘Fate of Gundabad’
– FIX: Instrument carry all stack adjustments
– if you pre-order you get the in-game release items at that time.

U30.3 is brawler + LI upgrade and will release before FoG (mid-Oct)
– I think of the new class as the Valar Tulkas, he wrestled Morgoth and threw him down, into chains.

U31 = Fate of Gundabad.

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

https://twitch.tv/maellungarrowshield

If you have a question or comment about our show, you can email us at podcast@aie-guild.org. You can also follow us on Twitter. The show is at @aiepodcast. Mew is at @themewkow, Mkallah is at @cyberwaif,and Tetsemi is at @ivorytiger. 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 https://aie-guild.org/podcast-live-stream/ and our Discord server for chat at https://aie-guild.info/discord . And for past episodes, you can see them on our Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/TheAIEPodcast ! Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://andrewallenmusic.com/

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

* sad noises *

Next time, we’ll be talking to well, we have an idea, we will let you know if tht pans out!! So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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The AIE Podcast #373 – Is it Endwalker Yet? https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/09/the-aie-podcast-373-is-it-endwalker-yet/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-373-is-it-endwalker-yet https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/09/the-aie-podcast-373-is-it-endwalker-yet/#respond Mon, 13 Sep 2021 14:54:03 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=255889 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Hearth and Home for our Vikings This war is totally Galactic The Fleet is going Back to the Future LOTRO wants your housing opinions And, we have Abovan and maybe Durus who are […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Hearth and Home for our Vikings
    This war is totally Galactic
    The Fleet is going Back to the Future
    LOTRO wants your housing opinions
    And, we have Abovan and maybe Durus who are here to talk to us about all things FFXIV

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #373 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Tetsemi: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mkallah: (Hey, folks, there are fig cakes and pumpkin pastries in the guild kitchen). This week we are joined by special guests Durus and Abovan who is here to talk to us about AIE in FFXIV Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into FFXIV shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

Sunday – WoW Classic 2 pm Eastern
Sunday – STO 8:30 pm Eastern
Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Tuesday – FFXIV (Casual Raiding) 9:30 pm Eastern
Wednesday – FFXIV (Fun Night) 9:00 pm Eastern
Thursday – FFXIV (Progression Raiding) 9:30 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV (Late Night Fun Night) 11:00 pm Eastern
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
New Overlords – http://www.newoverlords.com/

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 396: 7.0 Prep Part 1
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-396-7-0-prep-part-1/

Winter is coming and while we still have months to go we are prepping for 7.0 and you might want to too.

Working Class Nerds – https://workingclassnerdscom.wordpress.com/

Episode 121: Night Of The Old Republic

Well Nick is sick, So Marcus takes the reins! He is joined by Intisar and Vel! Intisar runs a blog called “This Week In Aurebesh” and both guests raid with Marcus on his nightmare team. They do a deep dive into discussing SWTOR’s 7.0 expansion. They also discuss the release of the new KOTOR teaser trailer. What will happen? Find out with all the tin foil hat theories!

This week in Aurebesh: http://www.generic-hero.com/ThisWeekinAurabesh/

Fleet Action Report

Fleet Action Report Ep 61 Enemies Part 8: Yet Another Enemies Episode
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G07ryRgyC4U

This week on Fleet Action Report, Nikodas and Grebog are back with another round of enemies. We cover in this episode, Sphere Builders, Malon, Kazon, and the Tzenkethi.

Boards and Swords – https://boardsandswords.com/blog?category=Boards%20%26%20Swords

Barkham Horror, Warhammer+ Initial Opinions, Zombicide the RPG? – Boards & Swords #180
https://boardsandswords.com/blog/bs180

Was Warhammer+ worth the $6? Is Star Wars Armada over? And what’s this about a Zombicide tabletop RPG?? All this and the usual hijinks.

NOMADS
The New World open beta was this weekend and a bunch of AIE testers were in there checking out the final updates and stressing the servers. The game will launch on September 28th. Keep an eye on the #new-world channel in Discord for details on server and faction for launch, which we will finalize as soon as we get confirmation on launch server names. AIE will be hitting the ground running to get our guild name claimed. There will be a bunch of AIE joining and a ton of fun for the launch!

The Hearth and Home update is coming to Valheim on September 16. It’s a good time to hop back in and update your hearth and home in the Viking after life! Along with the building changes, there will be updates to the way food and food stats work as well as some updates to weapons. You can find the AIE Valheim server information pinned in the Valheim channel on Discord.

WoW
Noob Raid plans to venture into Normal next Saturday if we have the composition for it. Watch guild chat around 10:45 pm server time for an announcement that invites are going out if you’d like to join the fun.

WoW Classic
SSC and TK are going live next Wednesday

SWTOR
In SWTOR game news, BioWare introduced personal loot recently. This coincided with removing Master Loot. Now, during Operations, other instanced content, and some World Bosses, loot goes right into our bags, including mounts, pets, and decorations. It feels a lot more like other MMOs in that respect. Out in the world, it’s been fun trying to predict how loot will behave. We think Bioware might not be exactly done tweaking the loot system. In fact, if we were to indulge in some irresponsible speculation, maybe they are making some system changes that will be needed for 7.0. Maybe!

The big news for the guild is that next week is Total Galactic War. Early in the week, we will pick a planet to go after by earning the highest number of Conquest points. It’s always fun, and sometimes even nail bitingly close. Conquest is a system of points you earn by doing different activities in the game. If you’d like to check out swtor, next week would be a great time to do it. Just get your character into the guild before 7AM on Tuesday in order for the points you earn to count!

Join us in a galaxy far, far away to have some fun and make some Conquest points!

ESO
We spent last week’s MFN splitting up in to groups to check out some dungeons

A four person dungeon team has formed. AC/DC runs on Monday nights and is working their way through clearing all of the instanced dungeons on normal and veteran

Being lead off cliffs by Dankinia

MFN’s activities happen each week and involve either zone clears, daily dungeon runs, and/or public dungeon clears.

More dungeon fun – either instanced or public dungeons next week

FFXIV
See Game Notes

STO
The fleet is welcoming many new temporal agents. If you find yourself going back to the future, just let us know and we can get you a fleet invite. You have until October 7th to create a temporal agent, which requires you to finish the first 6 mission story arc on a TOS captain to get your transponder. This basically tracks your progress and gives you some challenges to complete for rewards that will also unlock account wide rewards as well.

The fleet had taken a big step forward with the fleet holdings; both of the big holdings, colony and starbase, are tier IV. It took us 100,000 experience in each branch to unlock tier IV, but to move to tier V, we have to go to 250,000. I mention this as it will appear our progress is going slow, but in reality it is a big step and don’t get discouraged. We will get there with the steady progress everyone has been putting into the projects. I appreciate all the hard work everyone has done to get us here and keep us moving forward.

GW2
Festival of the Four Winds is ongoing, 8 or 9 days left.

Seasons of the Dragon meta event is “Return to Long Live the Lich” in Kourna this week. Next week it is off to Jahai Bluffs and “Return to A Star to Guide Us”.

DirectX 11 Beta is also on Sept 21st. Along with the new WVW system of Alliances.

Next 3 elite specializations beta test also on September 21st.

Should be Revenant, Warrior, and Elementalist if everyone’s speculation is correct. They will reveal what the specializations are this week.

LOTRO
This past week we got our first look at the new “Brawler” class as well as 1st look at the new LI system on the test server. We are also a couple weeks away from buying a Kinship house on the legendary server “Treebeard”. A poll will be in the lotro discord for where do we want the kin house starting on Monday Swept 13th. Please vote and the winner will house AIE on Treebeard.

And with that, let’s get back to Durus and Abovan and find out what’s going on in FFXIV.

GAME NEWS
End of Shadowbringers recap.

Summer of 2019, June 28. Shadowbringers early access launch.

What an emotional and great base expansion.

Fall, Oct 29th 2019, Patch 5.1 hits, Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty
Continues the great story and emotions of the MSQ of Shadowbringers
Introduces the bulk of the FFXIV crew to the Nier universe, in which these raids are now canon in the Nier timeline.

That took us into the holidays and the new year 2020. February 18th, 2020, we have Echos of a Fallen Star.

The continuation of the MSQ and the next wing of Eden dropped. More great encounters, plot points, and coffee biscuits were added to our Final Fantasy Lives.

Then our lives were turned upside down.

The world may have paused, but our adventures and relationships in Eorzea never did. AIE still continued to flourish and the AIE Free Company still continued to move along. For many of us, this was our social interaction when in-person interactions were much more difficult or risky.

Square Enix was affected by the pandemic just as much as any other business. A traditional in-the-office company moved to a work from home configuration, and had to derive from their traditional 3-4 month patch cycle. We had to wait until August 11th for the devs to release 5.3, Reflections in Crystal. The conclusion of the main Shadowbringers story came to a epic conclusion, with further adventures into the Nier Raids.

This patch also brought us the newly changed free trial. This changed the terms of the trial to include all of the content from levels 1 to 60, including base game, the 1st expansion Heavensward, and all of its patch content. Not only did it give birth to the “Have you heard of the critically acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV?” meme, it was a huge boon for the game and for AIE in general, as it gave a great way for people to try the game with no financial commitment.

Patch 5.4 returned to the normal 3-month-ish patch cycle, coming to us on December 15th, 2020. This started to set the first few story beats setting up the Endwalker expansion along with the great conclusion of the Eden series.. April 20th brought us 5.5, Death Until Dawn. More MSQ for us to enjoy along with the epic conclusion of the Nier raid series.

Then we had our all digital fan fest. The highlights of this event was the full announcement of Endwalker. The trailer they dropped was amazing, but please, if you haven’t seen it yet, wait until you finish all of the Shadowbringer patches for spoiler reasons. But for those that have reached that far, it is an excellent trailer.

After the Fan Fest, we had patch 5.55 on June 1st to end the story of Shadowbringers.

Then, the amazing happened. FFXIV was going into its longer than normal, end of expansion doldrums, giving time for them to polish up their new expansion to be released in the fall. During this time, game attendance tends to drop, people try out other games, and so forth. But in FFXIV, it didn’t. It grew. The reason could be because some major streamers started to give the game a look or some discontent within other games, but the fact remained: Final Fantasy 14 is an excellent game and most people who give it a try, love the game. And for those of us that have been here since the unprecedented relaunch of FFXIV: ARR, we have been telling you that (on this very podcast even!) all along.

For those that gave this game a look in as part of your MMO lifestyle and leisure time with AIE. Thank you. If you are going to be continuing your virtual adventures in FFXIV with AIE, then we can’t wait for all of us to all have new adventures for the first time in Endwalker. The start of any MMO expansion is an awesome experience, made only greater by an even awesome-er community. For those that have been here for awhile, joined us during your Shadowbringers adventures, or just recently joined AIE in FFXIV, thanks you. You guys rock and are the reason why we keep on doing what we do here in AIE.

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

If you have a question or comment about our show, you can email us at podcast@aie-guild.org. You can also follow us on Twitter. The show is at @aiepodcast. Mew is at @themewkow, Mkallah is at @cyberwaif,and Tetsemi is at @ivorytiger. 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 https://aie-guild.org/podcast-live-stream/ and our Discord server for chat at https://aie-guild.info/discord . And for past episodes, you can see them on our Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/TheAIEPodcast ! Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://andrewallenmusic.com/

And now it’s time to play all of the great AIE member segment we received this week, including…
Well, none this week, but if you want to try your hand at making a short segment, we would love to play it!

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

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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The AIE Podcast #372 – How do we podcast? Sorry about my rant! https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/08/the-aie-podcast-372-how-do-we-podcast-sorry-about-my-rant/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-372-how-do-we-podcast-sorry-about-my-rant https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/08/the-aie-podcast-372-how-do-we-podcast-sorry-about-my-rant/#respond Mon, 30 Aug 2021 14:31:23 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=250177 n this episode of The AIE Podcast… Hey, folks, it’s been a while! We have a new member of the Community! New World, New Beta Gotta catch all of the Trial of Style And, we chat amongst ourselves All that […]]]>

n this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Hey, folks, it’s been a while!
    We have a new member of the Community!
    New World, New Beta
    Gotta catch all of the Trial of Style
    And, we chat amongst ourselves

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #372 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Mkallah: – (Hey, guys, there is an apple tart in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here).

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

AIE News
As you all know, our approach to officer roles is based around where we need help in keeping the community running. With all the great stuff happening across our divisions and the continued outreach of AIE in content and streaming, we’ve asked @Tabbytha (she/her) to step in to expand on the support she already provides across many of our games and elsewhere. Please join us in welcoming her as the newest AIE Community Officer! https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/08/new-aie-officer-tabbytha/

The AIE Council is a small group of officers tasked with working alongside the greater Officer Community to set baseline operating guidelines for the guild, help maintain the AIE guild culture, help develop guild leadership, and provide overall planning guidance in the rare instances where needed at a guild-wide level.

The current council is made up of some active members and some founding emeritus members including: Scott, Veronica, Xanar, Randy, Stigg, Lanctharus, Ashayo, Hoots, Tetsemi, Sema and Max. In order to grow our capabilities a bit as the guild evolves we’ve decided to expand and bring on a new council member to help out. Please join us in welcoming Dankina to the council!

Thanks, @Kini (Dankinia) [ESO]. We are excited to continue working together!

Full announcement here: https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/08/the-aie-council-welcomes-dankinia/

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

Sunday – WoW Classic 2 pm Eastern
Sunday – STO 8:30 pm Eastern
Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Tuesday – FFXIV (Casual Raiding) 9:30 pm Eastern
Wednesday – FFXIV (Fun Night) 9:00 pm Eastern
Thursday – FFXIV (Progression Raiding) 9:30 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV (Late Night Fun Night) 11:00 pm Eastern
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast – http://www.newoverlords.com/

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 394: The Pts Teleports Behind You
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-394-the-pts-teleports-behind-you/

This week Operatives (and Snipers) and their skill tree updates are on the PTS and ready to shiv you in the back. Nothing personal, kid.

Working Class Nerds – https://workingclassnerdscom.wordpress.com/

Episode 119: Chillin’ with Chill! – https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/9094946-episode-119-chillin-with-chill.mp3

Marcus and Nick chat with fellow SWTOR Content Creator: Chill! Chill hosts two different podcasts (Ootinicast and Cryptobiography) AND has his own Twitch Stream!! The three of them deep dive into the newest Marvel content, the newest SWTOR PTS, and the history of all of Chill’s content creation platforms!

You can find more of Chill at:
https://www.twitch.tv/chillsroom
https://www.twitch.tv/ootinicast
https://cryptobiography.com/

-Fleet Action Report (Star Trek Online) – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqEKYJPKmiiYuj7eiHy6kOg

Fleet Action Report Ep 59 Ground Pounders
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE4CwvliSmg

In this episode of Fleet Action Report, Nikodas and Grebog do a deep dive into ground builds. We cover all the various traits, weapon sets and more, to help you find the gear you need to help step up your ground sets a little more.

Boards & Swords – https://boardsandswords.com/blog?category=Boards%20%26%20Swords

Vampire The Masquerade: Rivals, Silver Bullet, Happy Exploding Kittens – Boards & Swords #179
https://boardsandswords.com/blog/bs179

Plenty of new games incoming, Exploding Kittens got some Salmon, and Cory joins Chris & Philip to talk about Vampires (and their Masquerading)!

And last, but certainly not least, but definitely last in multiple ways…

Azeroth Round Table – http://azerothroundtable.com/

Azeroth RoundTable – The Final Roundtable

Ben and Jon say goodbye to the Roundtable.

NOMADS
New World

There is an open beta announced for September 9th through September 12th for people who have not yet had the opportunity to check out the game but are interested in seeing what the hype is about.

Game is currently scheduled to launch on September 28th and AIE is planning on a contingent of members playing.

Dual Universe

The game just celebrated its one year anniversary of being in Beta. And things have changed a lot in the past 12 months. New systems have been added into the game: schematics for building parts, mission systems to allow players to create work orders that others can fulfill and get paid, updated planet graphics, re-balancing of various ship parts, and most recently mineable asteroids spawning in space.

AIE has kept busy slowly building up infrastructure to support organization members in building whatever ships and structures they can imagine.

No Man Sky
No Man’s Sky will be releasing an update soon called Frontiers. It’s expected to be out as soon as next week but nothing is confirmed at the moment.

Destiny 2
Some notable news items for the game as a whole.

The Witch Queen expansion launches in Feb 2022 https://www.bungie.net/7/en/Destiny/WitchQueen?ciid=50638

Season of the Lost launched on 24 Aug and will last until the Witch Queen launch. One of the longest seasons yet. https://www.bungie.net/7/en/Seasons/SeasonOfTheLost

Cross-play is now enabled.

Clan invites can be requested though https://www.bungie.net/en/ClanV2?groupid=2122972

WoW
Gustytail will be doing Guild runs of Trial of Style mini holiday. To make things interesting, Gusty will challenge participants to select transmog outfits based on Pokemon for the fashion competition. Guild runs this week, Friday at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pac for Alliance, Sat 6pm Eastern/3pm Pac for Horde.

WoW Classic
Serpentshrine Cavern (SSC) and The Eye (TK?) new raid tiers going live mid September.

Dungeon runs on Sunday and Wednesday nights from 9-11.

SWTOR
In Swtor, things are galloping along toward the new expansion, Legacy of the Sith. The public test server has been available several times with class changes to be experienced and tested. The new expansion will have a new Operation, new flashpoint, 5 new character levels, new story, and infrastructure and graphical improvements.

Recently, we had a pet acquisition night during MFN. BC led us around the galaxy to get various pets. Some required mysterious items, some had to be coaxed out of hiding with delicious bits of liver, and some were revealed by Czerka Corporation emails. If you ever dreamed of having a miniature tauntaun as a pet, we know where you can find one.

In other guild news, we are thinking of streamlining our Friday night schedule to give a little more time in between events. We might test out doing something on a Saturday night here in there as well. Stay tuned for more news. Even in a galaxy far, far, away, there are still only 7 days in a week apparently.

ESO
We spent last week in Craglorn and Wrothgar working on the Early Adventures Celebration event

Also, clearing zones of Skyshards and World Bosses, clearing Public dungeons, and of course, being lead off cliffs by Dankinia

Next week’s MFN (Sept 3rd) will be spent in Craglorn, Wrothgar, and maybe even Imperial city for the Early Adventures celebration

MFN’s activities happen each week and involve either zone clears, daily dungeon runs, and/or public dungeon clears.

The Early Adventures celebration runs through Tuesday September 7th at 10am EST. Event tickets can be obtained, double loot boxes for daily rewards which have a chance to obtain crafting mats, style pages, and motifs.

The Walking Flame DLC and update 31 is now available on PC and will be on consoles on September 8th. Walking Flame DLC has 2 new dungeons and Update 31 includes assorted bug fixes, some balance changes, and performance improvements.

FFXIV
The game is currently celebrating it’s 8th anniversary with The Rising event, lasting through 9 Sep.

Adventurer Celebration Sale with lots of discounted outfits, mounts, fantasia and more on the FFXIV Online Store https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/43bfeb7ae966107c9f9f9067c84705460e144dbe

Every world server in the Crystal Data Center now has the preferred status “Road to 70” buff that grants +100% XP buff for all activities. Now is the time to make a new character and join the fun before the Endwalker expansion launches on 22 Nov.

The Free Company continues to grow (Alea Iacta Est on the Crystal Data Center, Goblin World server) with total membership of 340. The past few weeks have seen many new players joining in on the fun and participating in the public discord channel. Make sure to look at the pinned topics in any of AIE game division channels. In FFXIV’s pinned topics you’ll find links to the first issue of the “AIE Community Roundup” newsletter put together by Zoot, information how to receive invites to the FC, everyone’s favorite: spreadsheets, and other resourceful links.

The membership has put together a BLU (Blue Mage) Person Group that has been regularly helping each other acquire spells for this special job.

The Fishing Club has once again taken to the Oceans through regular trips to acquire all those lovely hi-cordials, special minions and mounts. You can typically find someone to party with when the event runs every two hours, and that’s the best way to maximize your score for the trip.

Maps Night continues to be a thing, every Saturday at 9:30PM EDT. Bring all the maps and reap the rare rewards including explosive showers of gil.

Please feel free to come ask questions in the AIE discord text and voice channels.

STO
Current in-game Event: Do you Believe in a No-Win Scenario

Features 2 TFOs, Sompek’s Arena for ground, and Kobayashi Maru for space
14 days of progress to earn grand prize which is a Temporal Hack Kit Module

Cryptic has added the ability to purchase Reroll and Pass tokens with Dilithium
Both will be purchasable for 2,500 dilithium apiece

Fleet Action Report will feature the current event during tonight’s episode at 11pm Eastern.

Fleet is almost at a Tier IV colony, it is counting down and nearing done.

GW2
Living world Season 4, Episode one is free this week. Next week will be episode 2, then 3, 4..until we are done.

Next beta weekend is Sept 21st. They already teased an image for the new elite spec. Maybe Greatsword Revenant, but could be anything.

Festival of the Four Winds starts on Tuesday. Usually fun stuff to do for these.

DirectX 11 Beta is also on Sept 21st. Along with the new WVW system of Alliances.

Still in the Middle of the Seasons of Dragons Meta Event, which is why the living world seasons are free. After we finish this week, if you have been keeping up with the bonus events, you will get a 32 slot bag.

LOTRO
Saturday Night Lotro now typically includes Maellung streaming! Catch the links in Discord when the events go live.

On Wednesday Mines of Moria opens up on the Shadowfax server. In the next couple weeks the new upcoming brawler class will be testable on Bullroarer. Labor Day weekend will bring us a VIP event.

And with that, let’s find out what we’ve been up to

GAME NEWS
Chat amongst ourselves

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

If you have a question or comment about our show, you can email us at podcast@aie-guild.org. You can also follow us on Twitter. The show is at @aiepodcast. Mew is at @themewkow, Mkallah is at @cyberwaif,and Tetsemi is at @ivorytiger. 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 https://aie-guild.org/podcast-live-stream/ and our Discord server for chat at https://aie-guild.info/discord . And for past episodes, you can see them on our Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/TheAIEPodcast ! Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://andrewallenmusic.com/

And this is where we would put our member segments, if we had any… :>

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

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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THE AIE COUNCIL WELCOMES DANKINIA! https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/08/the-aie-council-welcomes-dankinia/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-council-welcomes-dankinia https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/08/the-aie-council-welcomes-dankinia/#respond Fri, 27 Aug 2021 00:47:25 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=248958 The AIE Council is a small group of officers tasked with working alongside the greater Officer Community to set baseline operating guidelines for the guild, help maintain the AIE guild culture, help develop guild leadership, and provide overall planning guidance […]]]>

The AIE Council is a small group of officers tasked with working alongside the greater Officer Community to set baseline operating guidelines for the guild, help maintain the AIE guild culture, help develop guild leadership, and provide overall planning guidance in the rare instances where needed at a guild-wide level.

The current council is made up of some active members and some founding emeritus members including: Scott, Veronica, Xanar, Randy, Stigg, Lanctharus, Ashayo, Hoots, Tetsemi, Sema and Max. In order to grow our capabilities a bit as the guild evolves we’ve decided to expand and bring on a new council member to help out. Please join us in welcoming Dankina to the council!

Dankina has been with the guild for many, many years. Her leadership as the director of our ESO division and as the long time WoW leader for Noob Raid have helped maintain and grow some of the most vibrant parts of our community. She plays many of our main games and helps out across the Nomads gaming excursions as well. Dankina is also an experienced streamer, helping the guild expand what we can do there and bringing a new dimension to our community events. Feel free to reach out to her for any guild leadership questions and if you are ever in the Phoenix area, give a shout and the Arizona AIE crowd can see about a meetup IRL.

Please join me in welcoming Dankina to this additional role in the guild!

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New AIE Officer – Tabbytha https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/08/new-aie-officer-tabbytha/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-aie-officer-tabbytha https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/08/new-aie-officer-tabbytha/#respond Sun, 15 Aug 2021 01:14:27 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=244821 Demand for support and help across our game divisions continues to grow. We are seeing continued expansion of the AIE community across our main divisions, in our Nomads groups, as well as in the broader expansion of our community through […]]]>

Demand for support and help across our game divisions continues to grow. We are seeing continued expansion of the AIE community across our main divisions, in our Nomads groups, as well as in the broader expansion of our community through content creation and streaming. With that in mind, we’ve pulled in some extra help to support the guild in all these areas. Please join us in welcoming Tabbytha as the newest AIE Community Officer!

Tabbytha has been with AIE for many years and in addition to being a positive, helpful presence in many of our games, she has become a community beacon through her streaming and broader community outreach activities. We’ve asked her to join the officer team to continue that impact and are pleased that we now have her on board!

Here are a few words of introduction from Tabbytha:

I live in the Capital region of New York State with my partners and my fur-babies. I love gaming, sci-fi, space, science, and superheroes.

 

This year I decided to try my hand at streaming, and found a new passion. I’ve been having blast sharing my gameplay and being silly on the internet. I’ve also found a draw to speak about and self advocate on issues that I’ve struggled with: mental health, autism, trans/lgbt issues… In an effort to raise awareness, de-stigmatize, and make space for others to also share.

 

I first joined AIE in World of Warcraft, back around Cataclysm-Panderia times, and have stayed in the AIE orbit ever since. From AIE-adjacent guilds, then into AIE’s other games including EVE, STO, GW2, and eventually found a new passion in SWTOR for the last few years. Just recently I’ve now even started exploring FFXIV.

 

My favorite thing about AIE is, the “community”, the support, the inclusion, and the fact that I can openly be me without worrying about what any community member might say.

So say we all. Welcome, Tabbytha!

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The AIE Podcast #371 – It’s About The Community https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/08/the-aie-podcast-371-its-about-the-community/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-371-its-about-the-community https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/08/the-aie-podcast-371-its-about-the-community/#respond Mon, 02 Aug 2021 02:45:53 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=241395 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Believe women! We have your summer of love wrap up Lots of games and gatherings happened From the Outer Rim to the Shire And everywhere in between All that and more coming up […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Believe women!
    We have your summer of love wrap up
    Lots of games and gatherings happened
    From the Outer Rim to the Shire
    And everywhere in between

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #371 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 have our Summer of Love (so far) wrap up!

Ok, we’ll be digging into the summer of love shortly, but first, but before that, let’s talk about what we have been doing in and out of game.

AIE News

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

Sunday – WoW Classic 2 pm Eastern
Sunday – STO 8:30 pm Eastern
Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Tuesday – FFXIV (Casual Raiding) 9:30 pm Eastern
Wednesday – FFXIV (Fun Night) 9:00 pm Eastern
Thursday – FFXIV (Progression Raiding) 9:30 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV (Late Night Fun Night) 11:00 pm Eastern
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast – https://newoverlords.com
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-390-gsf-top-gun/

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 390: Gsf Top Gun

Our guild has been trading GSF tips so we revisit GSF for fun and Conquest.

Working Class Nerds – https://workingclassnerdscom.wordpress.com/

Episode 115: Building Legos with Amish_Ace_!!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/8946181-episode-115-building-legos-with-amish_ace_.mp3

Marcus and Nick chat with fellow member of The Garrison, Amish Ace!! Amish Ace streams Star Wars Lego builds. The three of them chat about their favorite games of all time, Nick’s Warzone WINNING this week, and Marcus’s renewed love of the MCU. Enjoy!

You can find more of Amish Ace at:
https://twitch.tv/Amish_Ace_

Boards & Swords – https://boardsandswords.com/blog?category=Boards%20%26%20Swords

Railroad Ink Challenge, Blitz Bowl, World of Warcraft Pandemic?!? – Boards & Swords #177
https://boardsandswords.com/blog/bs177

Board Games were hot in 2020! Also, a World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King board game?!!?! SQUEEEE!!!!

tar Trek Online – Fleet Action Report – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqEKYJPKmiiYuj7eiHy6kOg

Fleet Action Report Ep 55 Summer of Love TFOs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eof3N4t7IAE

Fleet Action Report is back this week covering one of the special summer events for the Alea Iacta Est gaming community. Nikodas and Grebog talk about the summer of love and as part of it bring some of the community with us as we head into some TFOs, Task Force Operations, in Star Trek Online.

Summer of Love
This year’s Summer of Love event week began with a guild Town Hall on Sunday, July 25th, continued with a week of events across all our games, and ends with our most important and solemn event, Remembrance Day, Monday, August 2nd 2021. Each game division will have its own ceremony/gathering place and it will also be broadcast on the https://www.twitch.tv/aieguild channel. Voice will be in AIE Discord – https://aie-guild.info/discord

For those not familiar, this marks over 10 years of special summer events we’ve held with the guild centered around Remembrance Day, a day when we take a moment to gather in voice and in game to remember those we have lost. Spread across the rest of the week are a series of special fun game events in almost every game division. These include player run events, special edition Mandatory Fun nights, and maybe even some contests and prizes.

Here’s the rundown of how each game celebrated the week.

NOMADS
The Nomads a special board game night Thursday night. They played two games of Downforce, which is a popular racing game, and a game of Love Letter.

WoW
Saturday’s Battle Pet Safari in WoW was lots of fun but with a small turnout, which is not too surprising given the current state of things. There were 5 players on Horde and 3 on Alliance and traveled Shadowlands collecting 11 different battle pets and 2 toys, including one that turns you into a red slime that runs around absorbing your friends. Best ever! There are rumors about doing more of these events, but in the meantime Gusty will keep giving pets away in Guild chat.

One of the stops for today’s Running of the Allied Races will be saying “Hi” to a certain new NPC in Stormwind. (Field Marshal Stonebridge)

They had a great time during Running of the Allied Races! Thank you Gusty for being our fearless and prepared guide and Fez for being coordinator extraordinaire!

Gusty posted some pictures from Running of the Beef that finished a little while ago. She conducted a tour of Stormwind, then led us out into the wilds to meet a Cat Lady. Then we went to Darnassus, rode through Darkshore and Ashenvale, and ended in The Barrens at the Shrine of the Fallen Warrior.

SWTOR
For SoL in swtor this week, the SWTOR crew had a special edition of MFN led and created by Corley called the Amazing Race. Guildies traveled the galaxy following clues and finding officers hidden at various spots. They ended up on Hoth where everyone jumped off an ice bridge, thus answering the age-old question. Lastly, prizes were had by all.

On Wednesday night Albus and Maellung led a special Operations night for SUP (Sith with unlimited Power) in honor of Jana, who started that team and kept it going through thick and thin. We miss you, Jana. Just so you know, there might have been a snowball or two just for you.

ESO
For ESO’s MFN, they grouped up and killed dragons as part of the event, did a quick stop at Sky’s in game house to check out the decor he did last year for SoL and discussed meeting up for Remembrance Day. They will be using Kini’s primary residence in game as a gathering spot while the processions are going on in other games.

FFXIV
They had a fantastic Map Night last night, with folks who couldn’t physically run maps yet, watching on Discord, and of course Remembrance Day coming up.

STO
The STO fleet did group FTOs (with instructions) last Monday during the Podcast. Tomorrow, Grebog is leading a flight from the fleet starbase to the Wolf 359 Memorial. Then, if there’s time, he will fly by the Romulus/Remus memorial, the Spock memorial, and the memorial plaque on ESD and Qo’nos.

GW2
For summer of love, the team ran Fractals with the guild during MFN.

LOTRO
Small group last night jumped in and played in-game music for a couple hours outside the Prancing Pony

CLOSE
And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank the chat room for joining us and for everyone who participated in the Summer of Love.

If you have a question or comment about our show, you can email us at podcast@aie-guild.org. You can also follow us on Twitter. The show is at @aiepodcast. Mew is at @themewkow, Mkallah is at @cyberwaif,and Tetsemi is at @ivorytiger. 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 https://aie-guild.org/podcast-live-stream/ and our Discord server for chat at https://aie-guild.info/discord . And for past episodes, you can see them on our Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/TheAIEPodcast ! Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://andrewallenmusic.com/

Next time (which will be August 22nd, because the 15th is my birthday and I am a Leo!), we will hopefully be talking about board games!. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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