Alea Iacta Est https://aie-guild.org A Gaming Community Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:20:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The AIE Podcast #307 – The Mewte button https://aie-guild.org/blog/2018/10/the-aie-podcast-307-the-mewte-button/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2018/10/the-aie-podcast-307-the-mewte-button/#respond Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:20:24 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=99350 On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Tetsemi: Get your questions in for the Town Hall
    Mewkow: Plebs are no more
    Mkallah: Jedis are under siege, just in time for a big anniversary
    Tetsemi: But first, be ready for the Witch Festival
    Mewkow: And, Syreyne and Acuzod are 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 #307 of the the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mkallah: To my left is Tetsemi: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Syreyne and Acuzod who are here to talk to us about AIE in World of Warcraft Welcome!

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

AIE News

Community
Town Hall for Friday. Might want to highlight the #discord-qa channel in Discord where people can post their questions.

A couple of the game divisions are doing in-game meet-ups for the Town Hall.

Dent has a note up in a couple places on what SWTOR will do (Slippery Slope Cantina and then Rampage fun after), and ESO sounds like they might do one as well after their Friday MFN.

The Blizzcon channels in Discord are up and running. The post describes what’s up and the discussion on who will be there and when they might

Streaming and guild podcast news

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 262: 5.10 Stay A While And Listen
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-262-5-10-stay-a-while-and-listen/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-262 cover Bioware’s longest dev stream with our longest podcast episode all about V.X, or at least as much of it as we could get through in the time we had.

Mandatory Fun Nights
Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
FFXIV 9 pm Eastern

Saturday – STO 10 pm Eastern
Noob Raid 11 pm Eastern

NOMADS
Corley has an AIE Rust server back up to check out the latest changes for any of the Rust fans. Maple Story 2 was released and we have at least couple guild members in there.

In Destiny 2 news; The guild is still working towards getting the clan banner leveled to its maximum benefits, currently at level 2. For those that want to help with this goal, you will need to get to the current max level of 50 and then grab the daily clan bounties from Hawthorne at the Tower. There is normally 1 solo pve bounty, 2 solo crucible bounties, and 3 clan group bounties that are refreshed every day. Once we get to level 4, we will be able to complete the raid bounties.

WoW
Just a mechanical, behind the scenes change with guild invites. We have removed the pleb guild rank and everyone is now a Cohort by default. As the major reason for the two rank system is long gone (the rapid expansion of the guild in the early days), it didn’t make a lot of sense to keep the two rank system around and removes one of the headaches of the officers having to do promotions each month.

SWTOR
New Content update coming in December – Jedi Under Siege
• New Storyline based on the rivalry between Jedi and Sith
• Nightmare mode for the latest Operation – Gods From the Machine
(Also reducing difficulty of existing Veteran mode for that Operation)
• New Tier of Armor
• New guild features and tools
Guild Leveling
Purchasable Guild Buffs
PvP Challenge Mode (get a special guild instance of a warzone)
• New Planet – Ossus
• New Daily Area
• Returning Companions
7th Anniversary of swtor is Dec 20th.
MEGA coming in late October – light on details atm

ESO
The Witches Festival starts on Thursday October 18th and runs until Thursday November 1st. There will be a 100% XP buff as well as a lot of creepy themed items. Boss kills will drop Plunder Skull containers which can contain motif pages, masks, recipes, and style materials, among other Witches Festival themed items.
This event will also offer a chance to acquire Event Tickets to redeem for an Indrik Feather. Once you’ve collected all four of the unique Indrik Feathers over the course of the rest of the year, you’ll be able to get the new Indrik mount.(edited)
During MFN this coming Friday, we will take advantage of the Festival and use the cauldron to turn ourselves in to undead and roam Tamriel killing bosses, running delves, clearing dungeons, and basically just wreaking havoc on the Dremora to collect as many of the event items as we can.
And if you participated in the Summerset Festival that ended a week ago, we now have

FFXIV
Final Fantasy Fourteen Fan Fest is looming on the horizon, happening Nov 16th and 17th in Las Vegas. We are expecting a new expansion announcement, and likely ? of the details they are ready to share.
All Saints Wake starts soon on October 18th and runs until November 1st. This year we get 2 new minions and some fun housing decorations.

STO
Age of Discovery is live with new missions, even a new starter pack and ships. The starter pack includes a scalable ship, so as you level you don’t have to change ships every 10 levels.

GAME NEWS
Gaming with Guildies
Zod: We want to formally invite the AIE Podcast hosts to our show for some live gaming action and shenanigans. Also, if anyone is interested in being on the show, please let Syreyne or myself know. You can ping us on Discord or on Twitter. You don’t have to be an officer, or even in WoW. We want to get to know you…our community.
Sy: We’ve done SWTOR, EVE, and Overwatch too. Or if you play one of our other game divisions, that’s cool too! We’re always up for trying new things! Or, if you have a suggestion of who to invite to the show, let us know that too!
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Running of the Beef 15: Zandalar Forever
Zod: This time around is the Running of the Beef #15, code name “Zandalar Forever”. Over the years, we have done everything from the original tauren to Gerp and Henry to Lanc and Bronies to our special Ralff edition. This time, we are doing trolls in honor of the newest WoW expansion, Battle for Azeroth, and Princess Talanji. The event is on Sunday, October 21st.

Sy: We know many of you are full up on Earthen Ring, so we are running on the Ravenholdt US server. Because we had sharding aka phasing issues last time, we are asking everyone to level their troll to 10 in advance so we can group up as a raid. With full heirlooms, this only takes about an hour to do. So you have one week to create and level those trolls!

Zod: We are starting with the meetup and guild invites at 1pm Eastern. The guild name for this Running of the Beef is “Bwonsamdi Forever”. We do have a guild crest, so if you are inclined to buy a guild tabard in Orgrimmar, go for it. But it will cost 1 gold from the vendor. Unfortunately, with the change that made tabards Bind on Pickup, we can no longer pre-purchase them to hand out anymore. If you really really want the tabard, the easiest way is to get the gold for it is to create a DK and do some of the starting area quests.

Sy: Make sure that after you hit level 10, you hearth back to the very first zone-in starting area, aka the beach. We are going to start there. That’s also where we will do the guild and raid invites. At 2pm Eastern, we are going to roll out. We have all kinds of fun and cool things to do, so have your S.E.L.F.I.E. cameras hot-keyed and your twitter linked up to battlenet. We’re going to use #aieguild and #RotB15 to share our “photos” with the whole community.

Zod: In the past, we’ve had bodyguards to help us through higher level zones. This time around, we are doing things a bit differently, so we won’t need the guards to follow us. Don’t worry! I’m pretty sure some of you will still die. It is tradition after all.

Sy: If you are interested in seeing the formal invitation for Running of the Beef, or the full list of previous themes, check out our blog post on the AIE website! https://aie-guild.org/blog/2018/09/running-of-the-beef-zandalar-forever/

Upcoming Events
Zod: The WoW guild has been setting up once-a-month guild wide events. October is obviously our Running of the Beef. But we taking a break for November due to this little thing called Blizzcon and of course, the U.S. holiday of Thanksgiving. We have some great ideas for events coming up, including hitting up some older expansion raids.

Sy: To help with all these new events, we’ve started a new Events Committee to help out. If you have ideas for new events that we can do, whether in WoW or in other gaming divisions, please let the officers know. You can always find us in Discord in the #lfo chat channel, or you can email us at officers@aie-guild.org.

Zod: We’ve had some great fun over the last few months with the Hide and Forsaken, Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl, Trial of Style, and Pirate’s Day Warmode (and Sy’s pirate themed sad jokes!). We want to keep the fun and momentum going!

CLOSE
And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Acuzod and Syreyne for joining us. And don’t forget, after the show is the AIE podcast stream, this week they are doing:

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://bit.ly/AIEPodcastDiscord . Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://keyswithsoul.com !

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

Ask Buxley

Next time, we’ll be trying to wrangle Crazy Uncle Lanc as he tells us about EVE.. So until then, AIE…

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

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Community Town Hall – October 19th 2018 https://aie-guild.org/blog/2018/10/community-town-hall-october-19th-2018/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2018/10/community-town-hall-october-19th-2018/#respond Fri, 12 Oct 2018 18:36:36 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=99231 Hear ye, hear ye! The AIE Council and Officers will host a community-wide town hall on Friday, October 19th at 10:30pm eastern. We’ll all join up on the community Discord in the “town hall” voice channel. A private link to […]]]>

Hear ye, hear ye! The AIE Council and Officers will host a community-wide town hall on Friday, October 19th at 10:30pm eastern. We’ll all join up on the community Discord in the “town hall” voice channel. A private link to some accompanying visuals will be provided that night to help guide the discussion.

We’ll be talking about our game divisions, community events, community operations, real life meetups like Blizzcon, and more. A #townhall-qa channel has been set up where everyone can start posting questions. While we may not be able to answer them all during the town hall, we’ll do our best to get you answers.

Not able to make it live? No worries! The town hall will be recorded and made available to everyone in the days following the talk.

Mark the date and time on your calendars (or subscribe to the guild calendar) and start posting those questions in Discord. Talk to you next week!

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Blizzcon Blast https://aie-guild.org/blog/2018/10/blizzcon-blast/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2018/10/blizzcon-blast/#respond Wed, 10 Oct 2018 04:09:42 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=99199 Blizzcon is in just over two weeks (11/2-11/3) and many AIE members will once again be in attendance both IRL and virtually. This event has been and will continue to be a key event for our guild, especially since AIE […]]]>

Blizzcon is in just over two weeks (11/2-11/3) and many AIE members will once again be in attendance both IRL and virtually. This event has been and will continue to be a key event for our guild, especially since AIE was founded in WoW and a good chunk of our gaming revolves around the Blizzard catalog of awesomeness. With that in mind, we wanted to take this opportunity to map out some of the AIE happenings around the con this year and make sure everyone can share in the fun.

 

First up, and a bit different this year, is that we won’t have our traditional physical “guild hall” space. The cost and complexity of getting a physical room has escalated and has put it beyond our reach for 2018. That said, AIE will still have an IRL meet-up presence. Over the next two weeks you’ll see news and event times posted to our special Blizzcon Discord channel on when and where these meet-ups will take place. Keep an eye out for notes from Lanctharus and Mewkow in particular, and please post your own ideas and scheduled events to the Blizzcon #meetups channel. I’ve heard rumors of a possible breakfast bash, food truck raid, Disney visit and more!

 

Second, we will also be hosting virtual channels for socializing, back channel voice chat while live viewing, and live blogging of Blizzcon news. If you look now in Discord, you’ll see the Blizzcon section with channels for the #meetups, #news, #live-chat, and voice. We hope to have groups of guildies hanging out, especially during some of the AIE relevant live streams from the con, to talk about what’s up. Get your virtual tickets ready and even if you don’t have one, please join the discussion and ask questions and we’ll get all the news posted for everyone to enjoy.

 

We are all looking forward to the con this year both IRL and virtual. And for those of you that will be there in person, “pics, or it didn’t happen”!

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The AIE Podcast #306 – Red Sphincter Wall: The Big But… https://aie-guild.org/blog/2018/10/the-aie-podcast-306-red-sphincter-wall-the-big-but/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2018/10/the-aie-podcast-306-red-sphincter-wall-the-big-but/#respond Mon, 01 Oct 2018 19:04:33 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=99175 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mkallah: The NOOBS are coming Tetsemi: It was a great Summerset Mewkow: STO, on sale, act quickly! Mkallah: Lodestone is loaded with fun! Tetsemi: and we are talking to ourselves All that and […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mkallah: The NOOBS are coming
    Tetsemi: It was a great Summerset
    Mewkow: STO, on sale, act quickly!
    Mkallah: Lodestone is loaded with fun!
    Tetsemi: and we are talking to ourselves

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Welcome to episode #306 of the the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Mkallah: – (hey guys, there is a blueberry croissant bake in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we doing a host show!

Ok, we’ll be talking amongst ourselves shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Streaming and guild podcast news

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 259: Original Trailer Reaction Show
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-259-original-trailer-reaction-show/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-259 play the three original trailers and react and comment including a dive into the Malgus origin and story arc leading up to SWTOR launch.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 260: True Emperor
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-260-true-emperor/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-260 make the Malgus circle complete by running the False Emperor flashpoint (or True Emperor, from a certain point of view).

Upcoming streams

ESO MFN and NOOB raid are both streaming this week!

NOMADS
Destiny 2 – The guild is in need of people getting to the new max level and working towards the clan goals to get the new banner perks upgraded.

WoW
New to raiding, feel like you need to get your feet wet? Or, just want to raid in a fun and friendly environment? Well, Noob raid starts up again October 6th! The only requirments are that you are at max level, want to have fun, and are willing to die over and over again! Oh, and pick on Kini as she floor tanks. If you are interested, talk to Dankinia for details. You can find her in game, on discord, or even twitter – just make sure you use the hashtag #whereskini!
Running of the Beef 15- Zandalar forever!
We will have Sy on next show to talk about it, but the event is scheduled for October 21st at 2pm Eastern time!
https://aie-guild.org/blog/2018/09/running-of-the-beef-zandalar-forever/
Reminder to use AIE LFO Community to look for officers in game.

Reminder to use raid recruitment channel in discord to find raid teams, now that more people are gearing up 120.

ESO
MFN is still on Friday’s at 9pm Eastern.

The Summerset event to unlock a pet, mount, and house has ended. AIE did it’s part to get the achievement completed. The ESO community hit the goal and we should be receiving an awesome house around October 10th. And they will have plenty of items created for it for people to spend their money on.

On October 8th they will be releasing 4 Summerset/High Elves style furniture packs in the Crown Store for purchase if people want to buy them to start furnishing the Grand Psijic Villa we unlocked. The sets available will be for a parlor, kitchen/dining room, bedroom, and bathroom.

STO
33% of Lifetime sub sale going on now until 10/1 10 am PT (yes tomorrow)

20% off services sale going on now until also 10/1 10 am PT

It is also Bonus XP weekend. Great time to level mains or alts.

Phoenix Prize pack also going on right now, but this goes until 10/5 10am PT. Get a free phoenix prize pack at Drozana Station each day. And you can buy more from the dilithium store. A great way to stock up on gear upgrade tokens that cost no dilithium on use. And technically the cost of the boxes from the dilithium store for the boxes converted over to these upgrade tokens ends up saving you dilithium compared to regular upgrade tokens that use dilithium in the upgrade process. (Yes, Grebog put it into a spreadsheet to check.)

The fleet can always use more personnel and resources for the fleet holdings. We are still making decent progress on the various holdings and every little bit helps.

The Spire is closing in on Tier 2 of research wing, which will unlock one of the better tactical consoles in game for everyone. The operations wing is also closing on on getting its big Tier 2 project unlocked as well. And then once we complete the Tier 2 research, we will also be able to work on the overall spire’s tier 2 project, which will unlock the fleet versions of the 1000 day veteran ships.

SWTOR
This week was Republic side for conquest. We hit the large goal yesterday.

For MFN, we had a prep team start Scum and Villainy an hour before so that as a 16-person team, we could finish it. The operation has 7 bosses. The prep team got the first 5 down. Special thanks for the idea goes out to Zen.

Next week will be the Imperial side for conquest.

Patch 5.9.3 is dropping this week with a new Huttball map and the start of a week of double XP and CXP.

Thank you and welcome all new members to the guild. We have had a ton join in the last month. Just want to say we’re happy to have them!

Keep an eye on the #swtor channel in AIE DIscord for details regarding the next MEGA event which is happening towards the end of October.

FFXIV
New patch just hit – FINAL FANTASY XIV, Patch 4.4: Prelude in Violet

https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/cc70f5b1c61174463b431d06424e6be8f2701ef6

As the patch title suggests, tt is prepping the story up for whats to come in the next expansion, which should be announced at this year’s fanfest; November 15-16-17.

Big new features include…

New story
New high end 8 player raid
Alphascape
4th of the 4 lords trials
Doman enclave expanded (Looks like an interesting lantern lighting ceremony included)
New types of weddings, including anniversary ceremonies.
New wings in the bonus zone of the treasure maps
New dungeons for your grand company team to go with
New gc rank
Tons of new housing items including mannequins to dress gear sets with
New gates in the gold saucer
Bards can now play the bongos (and others)
New emotes, including those with the phone app linked to your account
1 new dungeons and 1 new hard mode dungeon
And much more

GW2
https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/bloodlust-world-vs-world-weeklong-bonus/

“The Mist War is roiling at the end of this month, with enhanced bonuses for controlling the Ruins of Power in the Borderlands. Take advantage of the high stakes to earn greater rewards in WvW for a week!”

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

GAME NEWS
Mewkow- Moving, lots and lots of unpacking and Destiny 2/WoW when I can

Mkallah- Big fight thursday game, Ravenloft planning…… D&D Friday- learn about the battle between Artraxis and Alistar Bronzebeard- learn about the Shadowfel, find shadow dragon scale that had we taken would have put us in large amounts of danger had we made it into a shield
Mage- no game last session, but tell story about Mills playing the Prince

Tetsemi-
WoW
1) Got exalted with all Horde BfA reputations, still working on 2 Alliance ones to Revered.
2) Horde Raid team got the first three bosses down in Uldir on Normal Mode
3) Completed the Jaina storyline on the Alliance side, including the Siege of Boralus Mythic (15 wipes on the final boss)

Team Positive moment – See # 3 above. Three DPS queued up for Siege, we got a wonderful priest healer who was fighting their addons for dispelling and went through two tanks (I play DPS on the Alliance side) before finally getting the final fight down correctly. The three DPS and the healer were steady, kept discussing what we were doing wrong, without blame, and got ourselves sorted and finally got it! No spoilers, but the final cinematic is definitely a wow moment. Very nice to put a cap on that story line.

Dear Blizzard, please add in a Ferry Master whistle!

Mobile
Lots of Pokemon Go! Got all but one regional (still looking for a Lapris)

Starting playing a new mobile game – Dragalia Lost (think Final Fantasy + Blizzard Game on Mobile)

For Azeroth!

Shout Outs
Mkallah – Personal shout out to an old school guidie and friend named Bouvi and his lovely fiance, who are getting married next Sunday! And, happy belated birthday to Rabbit/Ondata/Arra who celebrated the big 40 this week! We also have a very special shoutout for the next show that brought tears to my eyes!

CLOSE
And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank the chatroom for joining us. (If there is a stream tonight, mention it here)

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://bit.ly/AIEPodcastDiscord . Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://keyswithsoul.com !

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

Ask Buxley – @AskBuxley
Overly Dramatic News – @HuntsTheWind

Next time, we’ll be talking to Syrene in WOW So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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The AIE Podcast #305 – Mkallah: I want to be a TIE Pilot https://aie-guild.org/blog/2018/09/the-aie-podcast-305-mkallah-i-want-to-be-a-tie-pilot/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2018/09/the-aie-podcast-305-mkallah-i-want-to-be-a-tie-pilot/#respond Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:35:22 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=99115 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Tetsemi: On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mkallah: There is a new Forsaken in town Tetsemi: RRRR ya ready to talk like a pirate? Mkallah: Celebrations are in order Tetsemi: The shire […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Tetsemi: On this episode of The AIE Podcast…
    Mkallah: There is a new Forsaken in town
    Tetsemi: RRRR ya ready to talk like a pirate?
    Mkallah: Celebrations are in order
    Tetsemi: The shire is on sale.
    Mkallah: and we have Marcus and Apolas here to talk about AIE in SWTOR

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Welcome to episode #305 of the the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Mkallah: – (catch phrase here). And Mewkow is busy packing up the toddler and running after boxes- wait, reverse that. This week we are joined by special guests Marcus and Apolas who are here to talk to us about AIE in SWTOR Welcome!

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

AIE News

Community

Streaming and guild podcast news
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 256: Beyond 8 Bits

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-100000000 move beyond 8 bits in podcast episode numbering and complete the Sorcerer Chapter 3 story.

http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-256-beyond-8-bits/

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 257: Hit The Road Map, Jack

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-257 hit the road map. We drill into what was said in the road map and live stream, what wasn’t said, and what our opinions and speculation is on the future.

http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-257-hit-the-road-map-jack/

Upcoming Streams
Dankinia streams ESO’s Mandatory Fun Nights at 6 Pacific/9 Eastern on Fridays

NOMADS
Destiny 2 – New Expansion: Forsaken is live, raising level cap to 50. Each class has 3 new subclasses. New zones, a new raid, and new coop activity: Gambit. Continuing campaign story.
In-game clan chat now available.

Rejoining or want an invite to the clan, visit https://www.bungie.net/en/ClanV2?groupid=2122972

Remember to join discord and the #destiny2 chat for setting up groups

WoW
Pirate Day Warmode event on Sept 19th.

Running of the Beef: Zandalar Forever

This year, for RotB, we are doing trolls for the race. Everyone will need to create a new troll character of whatever class they wish on Ravenholdt US server. This time around we are asking everyone to level to 10 before the event and log out in the starting area where you first port into the game.

A reminder about AIE Raid Teams and Groups –
With the new raids starting to open in WoW BfA and ongoing and new group content in many of our other games, we wanted to take this opportunity to update everyone on how group content teams work in AIE and what resources are available to help.

Raid Teams and Groups

SWTOR
See game notes

EVE
BDO buying EvE. Players are afraid of Microtransactions Wonderland.
Corp is moving/regrouping after last war push by the latest big bully.
Overall, the usual.

ESO
The Imperial City Celebration is happening now and will run until Monday September 17th at 10am est. The Imperial City is a PvP zone with some PvE elements as well. During the event you can earn double rewards such as Tel Var Stones, key fragments, and double the drops from bosses.

MFN takes place every Friday night starting about 9 EDT and running for at least 2 hours. With the event happening, next Friday’s MFN might involve another attempt to explore the Imperial City for Sky Shards.

LOTRO
Get 25% off now through September 13th:
Milestone Skills
Hurried Traveller & Returning Traveller
Skirmishes & Instances
Rally Horns

Coupon code REJUVEPOT gets you a Rejuvenation Potion x5 now through September 13th

Game Events
The seasonal Farmer’s Faire festival is going until September 10
Tale of the Shipwrecked Mariner September 15 – 20
Bilbo’s Birthday September 20 – 26

Be sure to coordinate on Discord if you’d like to enjoy these events with fellow AIE Kinship brothers and sisters!

And with that, let’s get back to Apolas and Marcus and find out what’s going on in SWTOR.

GAME NEWS

We have been kicking butt in conquest
MFN helps a lot
Mfn now switches one week imp and one week pub
Ops teams are rocking
A bunch of new members have joined the guild and its so great having them.
We did get a fall road map!

Big stuff coming. Story, guild stuff, and NEW OPS!

The next MEGA in swtor will be in Sat, 9/22 – Fleet Pod Racing. The whole guild will know who the winner of the pod race is! Come to find out what im talking about on the 22nd! i
Swtor guild is now focusing MFN and Conquest on alternating weeks Imp and Pub, up from 2 to 1 previously.

The next game update is called “Jedi Under Siege” and will have separate stories for both Imp and Pub. It’s going to take place on a world that will be familiar to fans of the Tales of the Jedi comic books. Set for Fall release.

5.10 also has returning companions Doc, Nadia, and Dark Side Jaesa.

Flash Flashpoint Friday was hosted by @Dent and fun was had by all.

CLOSE
And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Apolas and Marcus for joining us. And don’t forget, after the show is the AIE podcast stream, this week they are doing:

@marcusb814
Working class nerds podcast

@beninmtl

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://bit.ly/AIEPodcastDiscord . Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://keyswithsoul.com !

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

Alt-Itis
Ask Buxley

Next time, we’ll have a surprise guest- even for us! . So until then, AIE…

– This is Tetsemi
– This is Mkallah

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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Running of the Beef: Zandalar Forever https://aie-guild.org/blog/2018/09/running-of-the-beef-zandalar-forever/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2018/09/running-of-the-beef-zandalar-forever/#respond Sun, 09 Sep 2018 23:35:19 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=99106 In your mail box, you receive a formal invitation written on parchment paper, held closed with a blood red wax seal of a skull and tusks.  As you look closely at the short message, it is obvious that it was […]]]>

In your mail box, you receive a formal invitation written on parchment paper, held closed with a blood red wax seal of a skull and tusks.  As you look closely at the short message, it is obvious that it was hand-written with the utmost care in elegant script and signed with a flourish. 

You are hereby formally invited to the Fifteenth Running of the Beef, to be forevermore known as Zandalar Forever.  Please reserve the Twenty-First of October on your personal calendar for this special event.  We hope to see you and your plus one there.

 

Syreyne, Beefmaster, and Gustytail

This year, for RotB, we are doing trolls for the race.  Everyone will need to create a new troll character of whatever class they wish on Ravenholdt US server.  This time around we are asking everyone to level to 10 before the event and log out in the starting area where you first port into the game.  The reason we are asking for you to level in advance is so that we can band together in raid groups.  You will be able to log into the game an hour before the event starts to request to join the RotB guild.  We hope to see all the new trolls at the event!

Running of the Beef 15:  Zandalar Forever

What:  Level 10 Trolls of any Class

When:  Sunday, October 21st, 2018 at 2pm EST

Where:  Ravenholdt US server

Guild Name:  Bwonsamdi Forever

Previous Runnings of the Beef:

  1. Tauren
  2. Gnomes
  3. Undead
  4. Undead
  5. Gerp and Henry (Orc hunter with tiger)
  6. Dwarves
  7. Tauren
  8. Bronies (Lanc – Blood Elf Pally)
  9. Pandas
  10. Trolls
  11. Admiral – Male Human Pally
  12. Aerie Peak Convert to Raid Special – Gnomes
  13. Mechanicals vs Maniacals – Gnome Hunters (Mechanical Pets)
  14. Special Ralff Edition – Male Tauren Warrior
  15. Zandalar Forever – Trolls
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Raid Teams and Groups https://aie-guild.org/blog/2018/09/raid-teams-and-groups/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2018/09/raid-teams-and-groups/#respond Thu, 06 Sep 2018 23:55:18 +0000 https://aie-guild.org?p=99071&preview=true&preview_id=99071 With the new raids starting to open in WoW BfA and ongoing and new group content in many of our other games, we wanted to take this opportunity to update everyone on how group content teams work in AIE and […]]]>

With the new raids starting to open in WoW BfA and ongoing and new group content in many of our other games, we wanted to take this opportunity to update everyone on how group content teams work in AIE and what resources are available to help.

While AIE is not a strict “raiding” guild in any of our games, we do have many raid teams, operations teams, dungeon teams, etc. that are grouped up and running everything from casual content to top tier progression. Teams run themselves and it’s up to them and their raid or team leader to form up, set their schedule, recruit members and figure out how to parcel out loot. The guild only asks that everyone still abides by AIE guild culture and policy and are, as always, excellent to each other.

If you’d like to start a team, join a team, or are running a team, here are a couple guild resources currently available to help. We may be updating these over time but these are current today:

Discord #raidteam-recruitment channel: This channel has open discussion of current teams looking for members as well as members looking for something specific and offering up their services. If you are leading a team and would like your team advert pinned, an officer can help.

Discord #raidteam-news channel: This channel has news, updates on progression and screenshots of some of the latest team progress. Exciting stuff and a good place to check out who is killing what.

Guild Calendar: Our guild calendar on aie-guild.org has entries for most of our groups and teams across our games. Again, if you need something added or updated for your team, an officer can help.

Guild Chat and Discord Game Channels: While we used to have Looking For Group (LFG) channels in various games, they were underused and have been retired at this point. Everyone should feel free to use in-game guild chat or our game discord channels to get groups going, especially for spontaneous stuff like dungeons and world boss fights.

Facebook Team Albums: A newer work in progress is our guild Facebook albums of groups and teams. We are trying this out as a way to view teams and can get your team listed here as well. Details on each team can be found in the notes for each.

Twitter #AIEGuild: For Twitter users, using and keeping an eye out for the #AIEGuild hashtag will get you a channel of guild tweets, including on occasion, raid team news and recruitment talk. You can see that feed here on this site in the right column on the front page.

If you have any questions or need any help with your team, feel free to reach out to the officers in the Discord #LFO channel and we’ll do our best. Have fun storming the castle!

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The AIE Podcast #304 – Fishing for Kini is my Bowling for Soup cover band https://aie-guild.org/blog/2018/08/the-aie-podcast-304-fishing-for-kini-is-my-bowling-for-soup-cover-band/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2018/08/the-aie-podcast-304-fishing-for-kini-is-my-bowling-for-soup-cover-band/#respond Mon, 27 Aug 2018 15:05:36 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=99053 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Tetsemi: Congratulations, we’re sorry! Mewkow: We have info on how to show off your style! Mkallah:The Stronghold is fully unlocked and operational! Tetsemi: What does NOOB raid and ESO have in common? Mewkow: […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Tetsemi: Congratulations, we’re sorry!
    Mewkow: We have info on how to show off your style!
    Mkallah:The Stronghold is fully unlocked and operational!
    Tetsemi: What does NOOB raid and ESO have in common?
    Mewkow: Well, Dankinia and Sparrow are here to fill us in!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #304 of the the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mkallah: To my left is Tetsemi: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Dankinia and Sparrow 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
Welcome to GustyTail (Koochikoo), our newest AIE Community Officer with a focus on WoW! Congrad-u-dolenaces are in order.

Streaming and guild podcast news
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 254: Power-level Party
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-254-power-level-party/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-254 dip back into the Sorcerer story on Corellia while talking about a power-leveling party held by the AIE guild on Tuesday

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 255: Core Of Corellia
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-255-core-of-corellia/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-255 continue into the core of Corellia and talk about 5.9.2a.

Upcoming streams
After the AIE podcast, ESO will be streaming!
Kini and Sparrow- can you guys fill us in on the details? Sure. We are going to visit one of the two new dungeons released in the recent Wolfhunter DLC. The DLC itself revamped the Werewolf skill line and two challenging dungeons.

WoW
Just a reminder, we are now using the AIE LFO Community for invites, please see https://aie-guild.info/wowlfo for information on how to join the community and request an invite to the guild after receiving your approved Umami application for each character.

Do you have a style, would you like to show it off? Gustytail and Syreyne are hosting a Show off Your Mog for Trial of Style. They will be organizing guild members into groups of 6 to run the Trial of Style. This is a great time to earn your 1st Place shirt for winning, along with currency to buy the transmog sets from the vendor.

We are setting times for Friday August 31 at 8pm EST, Saturday September 1 at 2pm EST and 9pm EST, Sunday September 2 at 1pm EST, and Monday September 3 at 8pm EST.

We encourage everyone to create groups any time outside of that however! And don’t forget, you need a shirt and tabard in your bags before queuing. You can always pre-create your mog sets too!

Good luck and see you next weekend!

SWTOR
Mandatory Fun Night this week will be on the Republic Side, make sure you join Tuesdays at 9 pm Eastern/6 pm Pacific to enjoy the fun! Conquest will be The Trade Emporium. Ops is Toborro’s Courtyard.

The stong hold is fully unlocked for our guild and has both a large arena that outfitted for custom huttball or team deathmatch, and a smaller arena for small group or duels.
There’s also a beach for chill guild parties!

The MEGA event on Friday was fun and well attended. We got a pretty big group in our new guild stronghold and played around with the two custom arenas and it was called Revenge of the Huts. Fun was had by all and everyone killed Max.

The next Mega event will be on September 20th with details to come. It will be announced on Working Class Nerds next episode or the next Escape Pod Cast.

STO
Crypitc/Perfect World announced that coming this fall will be “Age of Discovery.” We will get to see many of the Star Trek: Discovery show story put into game. They even mentioned in the release they will have a new starting experience for captains wanting to create a Discovery Federation captain.

My guess is that it will be similar to the creation of TOS captains. They may also add in a similar system to those captains for bonus rewards that you unlock account wide.

The crystalline catastrophe event is going on for special rewards.

The fleet is still progressing on various holdings, but can always use more duty officers for the various holdings.

Other than that, I think we have had many distracted by a burning tree and fighting on the islands.

EVE
All is hunky dory. PvP activity is still at an all time high as we continue our holy war against TEST Alliance and their lowly mythical unicorn Russian renters alliance.

FFXIV
Starting today, August 26th, and ending September 17th; The Rising event returns. Celebrate FF14’s fifth anniversary as the Mythril Eye returns to search for the most fascinating of stories. Rewards for this event include a wind-up Cirina, one of the Au Ra from the Azim Steppe region, and fashionable earrings.

GW2
Guild Wars 2’s sixth anniversary is coming soon (Aug. 28). Anet never talks much about it’s plans but it is expected to have the traditional sales in the gemstore.

LOTRO
Follow in Frodo’s Footsteps! Get 20% off now through August 30th:
Select Quest Packs
100% XP Boosts
Mithril Coins
Max Morale & Power Scrolls
The Weekly Coupon gets you Combat Run Speed Boost x5 with coupon code SPEEDBOOST now through August 30th!

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

GAME NEWS
(Kelseer) – Wolfhunter is live! Ever want to be a werewolf? Now is your chance as Werewolves have been updated to be more effective.

The recent patch that happened when the Wolfhunter DLC went live also added in a few other changes such as a new Battlegrounds map, some Alliance War changes, a new Skill respec update, and improvements to the Werewolf Skill Line. The Skill respec improvements are the change I was most looking forward to because it makes respecing more affordable. You don’t have to remove all skills and start from scratch, you can just remove the ones you don’t want and use those points elsewhere.

MFN happens every Friday around 9pm Eastern.

CLOSE
And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Dankinia and Sparrow for joining us. And don’t forget, after the show is the AIE podcast stream, this week they are doing:

Dankinia’s twitter is @Dankinia #whereskini and her Twitch stream can be found at https://www.twitch.tv/dankiniaplays

Sparrow’s Twitter is @Sparrowhawke1

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://bit.ly/AIEPodcastDiscord . Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://keyswithsoul.com !

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

The triumphant return of Ask Buxley by @AskBuxley
Overly Dramatic News by @HuntsTheWind

Next time, we Marcus and Max will be on to chat about AIE in SWTOR!! So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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Trial of Style Event This Weekend https://aie-guild.org/blog/2018/08/trial-of-style-event-this-weekend/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2018/08/trial-of-style-event-this-weekend/#respond Mon, 27 Aug 2018 14:42:54 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=99046 Gustytail and Syreyne are hosting a Show off Your Mog for Trial of Style. We are organizing WoW guild members into groups of 6 to run the Trial of Style together. This is a great time to earn your 1st […]]]>

Gustytail and Syreyne are hosting a Show off Your Mog for Trial of Style. We are organizing WoW guild members into groups of 6 to run the Trial of Style together. This is a great time to earn your 1st Place shirt for winning the contest, along with the currency needed to buy the transmog sets and toys from the vendor.  There are 4 new transmog sets to purchase and 3 toys (stage decorations that only work on stage during the event). The tokens you receive for playing are soulbound but the rewards are Bind on Account (BoA).

The dates and times are for Friday August 31 at 8pm EST, Saturday September 1 at 2pm EST and 9pm EST, Sunday September 2 at 1pm EST, and Monday September 3 at 8pm EST.  We encourage everyone to create groups any time outside of that however! And don’t forget, you need a shirt and tabard in your bags before queuing up. You have to wear one to transmog one!

You can always create your transmog sets in advance too!  This time around the transmog categories are: Summer Style, Winter Wear, Zen, Magical Modeling, Spook-tacular, Ready for Battle, Fun & Flirty, Mismatched Mayhem, Dark & Deadly, Faction Pride, Make Me Laugh, Tabard Time, Everyday Heroes, Epic Purple, Champions of the Light, and Freestyle.

Good luck and see you this weekend!

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Officer Updates https://aie-guild.org/blog/2018/08/officer-updates/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2018/08/officer-updates/#respond Fri, 24 Aug 2018 16:21:35 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=99017 Gusty, Dent and Marcus are new officers Ashayo, Syreyne and Tetsemi are WoW division Directors Other division directors include: Dankinia (ESO), Hoots (EVE), Abovan (FFXIV), Dejara (GW2), Dux (LotRO), Grebog (STO), Max (SWTOR) The AIE Council has a new member: […]]]>

  • Gusty, Dent and Marcus are new officers
  • Ashayo, Syreyne and Tetsemi are WoW division Directors
  • Other division directors include: Dankinia (ESO), Hoots (EVE), Abovan (FFXIV), Dejara (GW2), Dux (LotRO), Grebog (STO), Max (SWTOR)
  • The AIE Council has a new member: Sema

 

Hello, AIE!

We wanted to take this opportunity to provide everyone a summary of some recent officer updates as well as some background on how guild leadership works in general for AIE.

Officers:
Officers in AIE are the broad group of leaders responsible for the day to day operations across our game divisions. Originally, AIE officers were specific to the game they were focused on, however in the past year or so we’ve moved to a model where all officers operate across all game divisions and support the community as a whole. Individual officers may focus only on a specific game but we all work together as a community team and often cross over between games as needed.

From time to time AIE evaluates the roles and jobs of the community officer group. In doing that recently we identified the need for a bit more help in a couple areas. As a result, three new officers have been added. Two were already introduced last week in the SWTOR Update, Dent and Marcus. We’d also like to announce the addition of Gusty/Koochikoo to the officer team.

Gusty has been an AIE member for over 4 years and is best known as an organizer of many guild events in our WoW division. She recently hosted events for our Summer of Love week as well as the launch party for BfA. We hope to continue to utilize her event management skills primarily in WoW, but will also be looking for her to help with best practices across all our games. Welcome to the new role, Gusty!

Game Directors:
In addition to the general officer roles in AIE, we designate some officers as game division directors. Directors operate similar to all officers with a bit of added responsibility around tracking the state of the game division and setting some of the strategy for support of that division. We recently took some extra steps to align our WoW leadership with the director roles and given the large scope of the WoW guild we have three co-directors running the division. They are Ashayo, Syreyne and Tetsemi. Randydeluxe continues to provide overall guidance as guild founder. Thank you to our WoW directors for their years for guild management across the 11 co-guilds in WoW as well as support of all of AIE.

For support in our other game divisions feel free to reach out to Dankinia (recently assigned as ESO director), Hoots (EVE), Abovan (FFXIV), Dejara (GW2), Dux (LotRO), Grebog (STO), and Max (SWTOR)

Council:
Finally, AIE maintains a council of officers tasked with overall community guidance, principles, and maintaining the guild culture. Until recently, the council has consisted of Ashayo, Hoots, Lanctharus, Max, Randydeluxe, Stigg, and Xanar.

Over the past month, the council has evaluated the coverage for the overall guidance role it provides the guild, and has been thinking about how we might ensure we have a balanced set of active leaders with deep AIE, community, leadership and gaming experience. With that in mind and after weeks of careful consideration, we have nominated Sema to the council and she has accepted.

Sema is an 8 year AIE veteran in addition to being a gaming veteran going back to the days when mmos were text only. She has been playing WoW since launch and joined AIE early on. Since then, she has been a key leader in a number of areas including holding officership in many of our games, helping launch some of our newer game divisions, helping lead our SWTOR division, and has been a partner in 254 episodes of our weekly SWTOR guild podcast.

Sema is an ex-tech industry consultant who lived and worked in LA and Seattle. A number of years back she moved to Maine to be closer to family and friends in the north east and now spends time with them and hangs out with her two cats, Rosie and Max (not named after me, she got him with that name!)

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

In Conclusion:
We hope that this gives you an updated overview of how the officer community is structured in AIE and who holds which additional roles within the guild leadership at this time. The officer lists in each in-game guild and in Discord are your first and best tier of support for guild information and operation. As needed, the above additional roles are available to help as well.

As always, UMAMI lists the main officer email for each game division and Discord continues to be a primary communication tool to reach any and all guild leadership. Let us know if you have any questions. We are here to help.

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