Alea Iacta Est https://aie-guild.org A Gaming Community Mon, 15 Jul 2019 14:45:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The AIE Podcast #324 – ShadowBring It On 5: Bringers be Bringing https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/07/the-aie-podcast-324-shadowbring-it-on-5-bringers-be-bringing/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/07/the-aie-podcast-324-shadowbring-it-on-5-bringers-be-bringing/#respond Mon, 15 Jul 2019 14:45:47 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=100242 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mkallah: We have your Summer of Love 2019 schedule Tetsemi: We love the Night Life and want to boogie on Nar Shaddaa Mewkow: and when you are done, head on down to Risa […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mkallah: We have your Summer of Love 2019 schedule
    Tetsemi: We love the Night Life and want to boogie on Nar Shaddaa
    Mewkow: and when you are done, head on down to Risa
    Mkallah: Paranoia and space blackouts in EVE
    Tetsemi: And we have Abovan (and possibly Durus) here to talk about AIE in FFXIV

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #324 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Mkallah: – (Hey, guys, there is a blueberry lemon almond cake in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Abovan and (possibly) Durus 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 (included for notes, don’t need to read today)
Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.
A couple of games have moved days so make sure you double check when each game is running MFN.

Sunday – STO 8:30 pm Eastern
Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Wednesday – FFXIV 10 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV(Late Night) 11 pm Eastern
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern

Summer of Love Events
Saturday July 27th
(time) SWTOR MEGA?

Sunday July 28th
9:30 EST STO MFN – Special Edition

Monday July 29th

Tuesday July 30th
7pm EST WoW – Alliance World Quest Party

Wednesday July 31st
8pm EST WoW – Horde Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl

Thursday August 1st

Friday August 2nd
(time) All AIE Remembrance Day
EVE
GW2
SWTOR
WoW – Horde Shrine of the Fallen Hero
Wow – Alliance
ESO
FFXIV
STO Memorial at Wolf 359
LOTRO

9:00pm EST ESO MFN – Special Edition

Saturday August 3rd
8pm EST WoW – Both COOP
9:30 EST LOTRO MFN – Special Edition

Sunday August 4th
(time) WoW – Both Darkmoon Faire Fun

Streaming and guild podcast news

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 299: Tactical Insertion
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-299-tactical-insertion/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-299 talk through the first couple 6.0 class updates and the ability, set bonuses and tactical items that have been described in the forums. We also talked about our plans for Episode 300 which will be next week on 7/9, Star Forge, Guild Discord, 8pm central pre-show party and discussion, 9pm live recording session.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 300: Long Strange Trip
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-300-long-strange-trip/

Friends of the show wouldn’t let us have episode 300 go by without some kind of acknowledgement, so we spend this show looking back at the last 5+ years of SWTOR, the podcast and our guild and then bring on the instigators of this party for mini-interviews. Thank you to Marcus, Intisar, Sten, Corley, Dent, Maellung, Bcavanagh!

Working Class Nerds 48
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/1361902

Marcus and Nick begin the first of several episodes highlighting their favorite Game Development Studios! This episode they talk about their the good, the bad, and the ugly from Bethesda.

WoW
First week of raiding in Nazjatar Palace, and a lot of bosses down. The new Mechagon Mythic dungeon is really hard but has been cleared by several teams. Still most are grinding reputation and the new tiers of gear, to be fully equipped for the new Palace Raid

We are doing COOP for Summer of Love and for the first time ever AIE will officially be on both sides, attackers and defenders!!!!

SWTOR
In SWTOR, the Nar Shaddaa Night Life event continues. If you like gambling with almost no chance of getting what you are after, this event is for you! It’s an RNG-palooza that goes well with Netflix. Have you seen Stranger Things Season 3 yet?

The Bounty Contract and Pirate Incursion events will be coming this summer as well. The Pirate Incursion, in particular, is very good for command experience.

In SWTOR guild news, we are in the middle of our Summer of 300. Several guildies are working on getting to command level 300 on all 8 classes, because that achievement is being moved to a Feat of Strength in October. Come and report your progress as we run around the Galaxy doing important stuff during MFN on Tuesdays nights. Or just drop a note in discord to let everyone know how it’s going.

July MEGA is going to be on July 27th and will kick off AIE’s Summer of Love for 2019. We are going to Yavin IV to kill the Ancient Threat. This is a summonable boss that many people have never seen, so be sure to attend!

STO
The 2019 Risian Lohlunat Festival!
It’s time for Captains on all three platforms to take a relaxing break on Risa, and get their hands on the T6 Risian corvette, new costumes, emotes, and more!

Ythe guild fun nights on Sunday nights have focused on getting some of the currency for the updated cosmetic rewards.

The T6 Risian Corvette is the ship available this year, which is pretty cool: https://pwimages-a.akamaihd.net/arc/7a/96/7a96af30b96451d6cebd5df9bcac2cc91561079244.png

ESO
Danikina is out having fun for a bit so ESO MFN was guest hosted by Sparrow this week. Big thanks to Sparrow for stepping up and keeping the regular Friday night ESO fun going.

EVE
Nullsec local chat blackout is in full effect making for a lot of sneaky roams, black ops hunting and all pve activities are either on hold or only committed to while a high alert Home Defence fleet is up and active. Sovereignty attacks are still full force but drifter attacks seem to have ebbed off. Alot of paranoia and turtling atm mixed with sneaky attacks and lipsmacking for blingy kills 🙂

LOTRO
Right now just MFN. On the 20th we will be trying for a chance to get drops such as cosmetics outfit pieces, cosmetic pets, mounts etc.

During SNL (MFN) we took down 2 of the 3 wings of the Great Barrows.

GW2
GW2 Monday night MFNs are still rolling and open to anyone in the guild. All levels are welcome and the activities vary depending on the group that comes together.
Starting Tuesday, “Special Event: World Boss Rush” is returning for a week.
I bet that will be something the guild can get involved in! :smiley:

Balance patch out soon. Much weeping and wailing, judging by the early release notes.

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

GAME NEWS
ABOVAN Intro
Shadowbringers! Yea! It is a masterclass on how a MMO expansion should be designed. Taking what works and expand on that, removing things that don’t work, and finding what the players like the most in your game, and making that the best content that they have ever experienced. The login queues are short, very few bugs or problems, and overall a great MMO experience.

ABOVAN Activity
AIE has been super active in FFXIV lately.

Some metrics for activity taken on 7/11

Last 30 days 81 Unique characters logged in.
Last 7 days 64 Unique characters logged in.

Current membership sits at 114 characters.

Many of the current players of the game have or are wrapping up the MSQ for Shadowbringers. For those that have, they are all saying that it is such a wonderful and emotional experience, and with it being one of the best Final Fantasy stories told.

Durus – I’M HERE! 😉

DURUS Plot Overview
In Shadowbringers, the game follows the player as they journey to Norvrandt, a copy of Eorzea which where the light is flooding the world, and we take up the mantle of the “Warrior of Darkness” to bring balance back to the world, saving Norvrandt and in extension, saving Eorzea. The journey to do so, is an emotional one, as the story and characters are well thought out, superbly voice-acted, and show character growth, as any good story should do.

DURUS Gameplay
There’s plenty to do in the new expansion, besides just watching a great story unfold. All jobs were reworked for the new expansion, some more than others. 2 new jobs, the Dancer and Gunbreaker. Trusts, which are NPCs that will help you through the MSQ dungeons to help you learn the new ones. They are slower than actual players at clearing the dungeon, but good for those that want a stress-free experience on their initial clears. 8-player content still require 8 actual players, so there are times that grouping will be needed.

At the time of this recording, Sunday, 7/14, we have the following instanced content.

8 Four player dungeons
3 Normal 8 player trials
2 Extreme 8 player trials

We will be getting new content soon. The dates are approximate and subject to change, but this is what we have to work with right now.

ABOVAN Tue Maintenance / Content Update
On July 16th, which is this week, we are expecting to have the release of Eden normal mode, the 8-player raid. Normal is commonly known as story mode.

On July 30th we are expecting to get Eden Savage, which is the harder mode for raiders. Also, this is when we will be getting Tomestones of Phantasmagoria, which will be the high end game currency for the time being. Finally, we will also be getting a new dungeon, Lyhe Ghiah, which will be our 9th 4 player dungeon.

So, these are being added to the already impressive 126 already existing dungeons, trials and raids in the game.

DURUS AIE Schedule
To accommodate this, AIE in FFXIV will be working off of the following schedule for events for us to do group content with. These are just times that we are shooting for, and may be subject to change in the future, but we wanted to have something up on the wall now, to see if it sticks.

Tuesday/Thursday (11:30 – 2:30am EST) – XFN – X-treme Nights!
More traditional AIE Raid team.
Higher level content, cutting edge, expect death, and probably pugs to start
Discord voice, MANDATORY!!! (mic not required, but preferred)
Pre-defined roster will take precedence.

Wednesday – 9:00pm EST – Mandatory Fun Night
Leveling and more accessible content. I.E. Leveling roulettes, new player help, MSQ and other dungeon unlocks, Maps, and other non-cutting edge content.

Friday – 11:00pm EST – Mandatory Fun Night
Leveling and more accessible content. I.E. Leveling roulettes, new player help, MSQ and other dungeon unlocks, Maps, and other non-cutting edge content.

These are the events that AIE will be doing each week. This does not mean that members can’t create their own groups, staics, or raid teams.

It’s acceptable for any AIE member to create their own group, with their own schedules, culture, loot, rules, etc.

One more time for the people listening in the back!

ABOVAN ANY AIE member can create their own group, with their own schedules, culture, loot, rules, etc,

These events, and any other player events can be added the AIE calendar, which is found at https://wiki.aie-guild.org/index.php?title=Guild_Calendar. Contact an FFXIV game officer with the details.

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

@abovan
@thedurus
https://mixer.com/abovan

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 . 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…

Well, nothing this week, but we are always looking for member segments.

Next time, we’ll be talking to Dankinia in ESO. 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 #323 – Final Wowasy 8.XIV https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/07/the-aie-podcast-323-final-wowasy-8-xiv/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/07/the-aie-podcast-323-final-wowasy-8-xiv/#respond Tue, 02 Jul 2019 00:24:21 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=100220 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mewkow: We have a new victim….. We mean officer. Mkallah: Wow, come join AIE for new stuff to do in WoW Tetsemi: It’s the Summer of 300 Mewkow: Shadowbringers is Semi-live and it’s […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mewkow: We have a new victim….. We mean officer.
    Mkallah: Wow, come join AIE for new stuff to do in WoW
    Tetsemi: It’s the Summer of 300
    Mewkow: Shadowbringers is Semi-live and it’s good!
    Mkallah: SO MUCH GAME NEWS!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode # 323 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Mewkow: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mkallah: (Hey, guys, there are dark chocolate fig cakes in the guild kitchen). Due to real life conflicts, we are joined by previously un-announced special guests, ourselves! Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into how and what we game, shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News
Welcome and congratudolences to @Maellung Arrowshield as they join the AIE Officer Corp!

Summer of Love week for AIE will be starting around 7/28 and running to 8/4 with 8/2 reserved as the annual Remembrance Day. Guild fun events in almost all our games and divisions are being planned for that week and a full schedule and details will be published on the guild blog soon!

Community
Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.
A couple of games have moved days so make sure you double check when each game is running MFN.

Sunday – STO 8:30 pm Eastern
Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Wednesday – FFXIV 10 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV(Late Night) 11 pm Eastern
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern

Streaming and guild podcast news
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 297: Our Content Creator Interview
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-297-our-content-creator-interview/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-297 explain what the heck we meant in our answers to our Content Creator interview with Daniel Steed that was published on swtor.com on Thursday.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 298: Summer Of 300
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-298-summer-of-300/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-297 kick off the Summer of 300 where we work to get the last few of our 8 classes to CXP Rank 300 before those achievements are retired when 6.0 launches. We talk tips and tricks for getting that sweet CXP.

Episode 47: Does E3 Rhyme with PvP?
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/1310698

Marcus and Nick are joined by fellow AIE Guildies Medullah and Nezzir to talk about what they’re excited for that they saw at this year’s E3 conference, as well as the current and upcoming states of PvP in SWTOR.

NOMADS
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite – handful of AIE members are trading friend codes and out capturing Foundables. (you could explain how it’s pretty much a Pokemon Go clone with an HP theme and a couple twists, like brewing potions, etc.)

WoW
Tonight we have a (mostly) all hunter raid to Uldir for the Hunter book, organized by DoA/Gijora. 8PM server

Noob raid killed Rastakhan last night, which was a first for a couple attendees

Patch 8.2 dropped opening up Mechagon and Najazatar for questing and story!
https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/23014436/rise-of-azshara-content-update-notes

Increase your power with Benthic gear, new upgradable armor that can now be collected in Nazjatar.

Defeating powerful enemies, completing quests, and plundering the treasures of Azshara’s minions may yield Prismatic Manapearls. Spend this new currency on many different items within Nazjatar including Benthic tokens and upgrades for Benthic gear, pets, and a mount.

After establishing a hub in Nazjatar and empowering their Heart of Azeroth, players will make their way to Mechagon by starting the quest “The Legend of Mechagon,” which can be accepted by Alliance players in Boralus and Horde players in Dazar’alor near each city’s respective Flight Masters.

Junkyard Tinkering
As they traverse the zone, players will have access to Pascal-K1N6, a giant iron robot who will help players craft equipment, mounts, toys, consumables, and more in exchange for Spare Parts and Energy Cells found across Mechagon. Recipes to craft more items can be found around the island.

Pocket-Sized Computation Device
The Pocket-Sized Computation Device is a trinket that players can customize via three Punchcard Sockets, into which players can insert one Red, Yellow, and Blue Punch Card.

Level 120 players will unite with Prince Erazmin and the Rustbolt Resistance to help overthrow his deranged father and destroy his Mechoriginator doomsday device in this new 8-boss “mega-dungeon.”

Heart of Azeroth System Update: Essences

Mount Equipment

New Quests
A host of new stories and adventures are now available across Azeroth.
Magni Bronzebeard
War Campaign: Stay of Execution
New Heritage Armor: Gnomes and Tauren

New Epic Battleground: Ashran

New War Mode Event: The Battle for Nazjatar

New Island Expeditions

New Missions and Mechanics
New Missions and Troops

As you take the fight to the seas, your loyal followers will be with you every step of the way. You can now enlist Boat Captains and other skilled seafarers to fight your battles.

The once-forbidden skies of Kul Tiras and Zandalar will soon be open to heroes eager to take flight. The achievement Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder, Part Two will allow daring adventurers to take to the skies in Battle for Azeroth’s zones, including in the new ones, Mechagon and Nazjatar. Unlock flying will also be rewarded with a mechanical parrot mount: Wonderwing 2.0.

New Mounts
Pet Battle Dungeon: Stratholme
Players can now make all armor slots hidden, except Legs. Let’s keep it classy.

FFXIV
Pre-launch access is live!- For those that have pre-ordered Shadowbringers, you have access to the expansion as of early Friday morning. The queue was pretty high as plenty of people were still awake at 5am E.T. and eager to dive in, including a large contingent of the AIE FC members. The Discord voice channel for FF14 has been pretty active at all hours of the day since then, and there are plenty of people happy to help with dungeons, FATEs, and anything else you might need a guildie for. There were no ‘Raubahn Extreme mode’ moments that we are aware of, so the dev team’s work has paid off.

Broad story notes without spoilers – Shadowbringers is…gasp…darker in tone. Remember all that talk of morally grey story we heard a while back? I think we found it in FF14. Unlike the usual MSQ on rails experience, you are given some options of what order to run tasks in as you explore the new maps. There is a ton of great lore about the universe the game is in, with some holes being filled, and even bigger holes being opened up as you play the story. Rumor has it the first dungeon has some big reveals.

New classes: The second hand reports I’ve gotten are that Dancer is a ton of fun to play, and you might forget this is a ranged class, and a support class at that. It definitely aligns itself with the Bard and the Machinist as far as they work in a party.
I’m also hearing that the Gunbreaker is a very fun tank class to play, with even anti-flavor of the month players being drawn into class as well. Of course, there is now a flood of Gunbreakers and Dancers, so healers; this is your time to instant queue. On the plus side, both classes start at level 60, and require that you have a level 60 class, and of course the new expansion.
A lot of our familiar buttons are now gone, with very few new ones added, but over all things seems a bit clearer as far as what your class is supposed to be doing. Healers are meant to just heal now, so no more expectations for them to also DPS. Tanks don’t have a mitigation aura/stance, their extra tankiness is built in. Instead, their auras seem more for keeping threat/enmity.
Machinist definitely got the rework was promised, but not enough experience with it yet to tell how well it did.

New races: There is a Flood of…bunnies it seems. It is possible that the majority race is no longer the miqote, as the Viera is very obviously everywhere. The hrothgar is available as well, though not as popular yet. Rumor is that both races have little reason to use the Aesthetician(hair dresser) as their hair is tied to their face, meaning it will require another fantasia to change that out.

Catchup: If you are new to the game, it is highly recommended you play through the entire story at least once, otherwise, there are now class level to 70 skips and ‘straight to Shadowbringers’ story skips available for purchase with your real life money in the mog station. The new classes are not represented in the level skips, as they start at level 60. Those playing the new expansion will still be interacting with those players that are in the older content, so there is no worry that you are being left behind.

SWTOR
AIE in SWTOR has initiated the “Summer of 300”! With a handful of CXP300 achievements being removed in the fall for the expansion we wanted to get some of them done before they become “feats of strength”. A group of us are working on command ranks on alts to see how far we can get over the summer.
• Also in the theme of 300… SWTOR Escape Pod Cast episode 300 will be Tuesday, July 9th. We’ll likely take over some or all of MFN for a pre-show party and talking about the last 5 years of SWTOR.
• For Tuesday Night MFN and weekly activities, the guild is killing their large invasion targets this summer. The Devs increased the rate of Conquest point gain in a couple ways and we are taking full advantage!
• July MEGA will be an epic hunt for the Ancient Threat on Yavin. This will be on 7/27 and will mark the kickoff of AIE’s Summer of Love week.
• Big hello and welcome to the handful of new to AIE members that have joined in the past two weeks!

ESO
The Thieves guild and Dark Brotherhood event starts July 2nd and runs until July 15th. You will get double rewards for world boss and delve boss kills as well as the dailies. There will also be increased rewards for heists and Sacraments. This event will also drop event tickets for the new Shadowy Onyx Indrik mount. You can earn a max of 2 tickets per day per account.
And as always, MFN is Friday nights at 9pm EST.

EVE
Oh, there’s a war happening in EVE too. Apparently they added in PvE to Eve and it completely threw everyone off kilter. Now the slumlords who are used to controlling large swaths of space with Player Owned Structures (POS) are having to actively defend them since they people they’re renting to aren’t or really aren’t helping and now they’re all in an uproar because they actually have to engage with the game content and not the people content.

STO
The 2019 Risian Lohlunat Festival! Starting July 2nd.
https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/playstation/star-trek-online/news/detail/11190533-the-2019-risian-lohlunat-festival%21
It’s almost time for Captains on all three platforms to take a relaxing break on Risa, and get their hands on the T6 Risian corvette, new costumes, emotes, and more!

Lifetime Subscription Sale!
https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11191503-lifetime-subscription-sale%21
Captains on PC can save $100 on a Lifetime Subscription until August 1st! Get access to tons of ships, playable races and more!

We are working on two Fleet holdings, the Spire and Colony.

MFN is tonight 8:30 Eastern.

GW2
The revived Dragon Bash festival started last week and will run for 2 more weeks. It has been moved to Hoelbrack, and has new races and good loot. There is a new guild hall decoration, a holoprojector that makes a giant Holo krakatoric fly the skies.

Please contribute to the guild hall so we can get this coolest of decorations.
https://youtu.be/FxU4P0k4Wa8

LOTRO
Continued focus on Saturday night MFN fun. Might be looking to get a Monster Play event going later in the summer.

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

If you have a question or comment about our show, you can email us at 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 . 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 Abovan and Durus about AIE in FFXIV. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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New AIE Officer – Maellung! https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/06/new-aie-officer-maellung/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/06/new-aie-officer-maellung/#respond Thu, 27 Jun 2019 01:01:36 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=100198 We wanted to take a quick minute to announce a new AIE Community Officer, Maellung! As most know, AIE officer roles are filled based on the jobs we need done and who is in a position to do those jobs. […]]]>

We wanted to take a quick minute to announce a new AIE Community Officer, Maellung! As most know, AIE officer roles are filled based on the jobs we need done and who is in a position to do those jobs. In addition to our strong roots as a WoW guild, we have growing presence in many MMO divisions and lots of exciting things are happening. As such we had a need across a couple of those divisions and Mael is well positioned to help.

Maellung Arrowshield – Mael has been with AIE for a couple years now. He co-runs a Wednesday night operations team in SWTOR but the main example of his recent leadership in the community (and likely where his main responsibilities will lie) is in running a weekly Mandatory Fun Night in Lord of the Rings Online every Saturday night for months now. He’s taken a handful of players through both the regular game content and the Legendary servers.

We’ll use his time and talents in SWTOR, rely on him continuing to help lead our Fellowship in LotRO, and expect to have his help across a bunch of our divisions. You may have seen him in GW2, STO and ESO as well. I’m hoping we get more players in LotRO in particular over time (my Warden is leveling up) and it will certainly be featured in our Summer of Love week of events coming up in about a month.

A few of us, myself included, had the chance to meet Mael and his wife at Star Wars celebration which was a blast. Mael’s a mailman IRL so that sounds like communications and logistics help for the guild too!

Thanks for taking this on, Maellung!

It’s a dangerous business, Maellung, going out your door. You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.

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SWTOR Ops Team Update https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/06/swtor-ops-team-update/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/06/swtor-ops-team-update/#respond Mon, 24 Jun 2019 00:43:23 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=100178 <Post content and updates courtesy of Marcus. Thanks, Marcus!> A key feature of any MMO is group content, and in SWTOR that’s “Operations”. These are that 8 or 16 player, multiple boss raids that require your typical balanced team, teamwork, […]]]>

<Post content and updates courtesy of Marcus. Thanks, Marcus!>

A key feature of any MMO is group content, and in SWTOR that’s “Operations”. These are that 8 or 16 player, multiple boss raids that require your typical balanced team, teamwork, strategy and time. AIE in SWTOR runs Operations often in our Tuesday night Mandatory Fun Night open guild events and in one-off pickup groups, but all the serious Operations progression happens in our 4 standing Ops teams. If you are interested in joining, all the teams need subs from time to time. Check out the #swtor channel in guild Discord and drop a note to the team leads! Here’s a quick rundown of background and status update on our awesome teams:

 

Deathstar Troopers
Newest of the AIE Ops teams, this team was created in 2018 by Marcus in response to growing demand for more capacity. As with any new team the first challenge was to fill all the roles and balance the team, which they got done pretty quickly and started blasting through content. Towards the end of 2018 they decided to progress in difficulty a rank and are now working through Veteran Mode in various Operations. They started down the path with Veteran Mode Dread Fortress and have focused on that on and off for the past few months.

As of a week ago, the team finally killed the last boss of the Operation and has now officially cleared Veteran Dread Fortress!! Dread Master Brontes, Corruptor Zero and the rest of the bosses have now surrendered and the team is setting their sights on Veteran Scum and Villainy. Congrats to the team, including Albus, Bolto (Albus’ son), Dr. Swtor (co-host of Ootinicast), Racevan, Ted (of the State of the Old Republic podcast) with ongoing help from Lorhin and Kogass (both popular SWTOR streamers). This crew is led by Marcus, who is also one of our AIE Community Officers and one of the hosts of the Working Class Nerds podcast. They run twice a week on Thursday and Sunday nights.

Sith of Unlimited Power (SUP)
Founded by Jana, SUP is a long running casual team that welcomes new players and players new to Operations. The name continued an old SWTOR tradition of picking the acronym first and working out what it means second (as you’ll see for the next two older teams as well). In April, Albus and Maellung stepped up to co-lead the team, with Albus generally handling the ops run tactics and Maellung handling the team coordination, filling in of roles, etc.

With the leadership update in April, the entire team decided to switch up characters, roles, etc. to give everyone some fresh challenges. With that, they are now doing all Story Mode Operations weekly and building up all the new muscle memory and strategy in their new positions. Current members include Maellung, AlbusPuer, Azzoros, Stryker, Helare, Kione, Looci, and DoubleDC. Give them a shout on Wednesday nights if you might want to help out or fill in any roles missing for a night.

Soldiers of Light (SOL)
SOL was created years ago due to the desire to have a Republic Side ops team. AIE in SWTOR continues to have a strong guild presence on both the Republic and Imperial sides and we all have characters on both, so it certainly made sense to have a team there as well. One of our Operations Masters in guild leadership, Dent, runs the team and the team roster includes Zen, Kitty, Maellung, Racevan, Randy, DPRoberts, and Peters with recent additional help from Kione, Corely Spicolee, and Dravix.

This Republic squad is currently working on the Veteran Mode Mutated Geonosian Queen fight. This is the newest Operation Boss in the game, lair style, with just a single boss in a small Operation. This fight is also required for a weekly mission that awards currency for the best-in-slot 258 weapons and off-hands. Check in with SOL and Dent on Monday nights on the Republic side if you’d like to offer your backfill services.

Lords of Light (LOL)
Finally, LOL is the oldest of all the current SWTOR Operations teams. Founded not long after launch, many of the players have changed but the game remains the same. For LOL that game is have fun and kill all the things… including your friends. Props are given for killing as many of your own team members as possible in the trash leadups to any boss through creative use of game mechanics, traps, etc.

Corley has recently had the team leadership thrust upon him and the rest of the team includes Thaan, Stavus, Smoke, Sten, Looci, Dent, Sema and Max (I think those last two do a podcast too). The team is happy to have Sten recently returning since he is now filling the Canadian spot on the team, a virtual requirement since founding. This team runs on Thursday nights and alternates between pretty much any Operation for Conquest, progression or fun. Veteran Queen is going to start in earnest next week for this team as well to get those 258 guns and glow sticks.

Come Join!
Thanks to all the SWTOR Operations teams for keeping up the good fight. For more information or to check in with any of the teams on available spots, more status updates, etc. be sure to join the guild Discord and say hi in the #swtor channel.

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The AIE Podcast #322 – Hell Froze Over: Alliance Needs You https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/06/the-aie-podcast-322-hell-froze-over-alliance-needs-you/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/06/the-aie-podcast-322-hell-froze-over-alliance-needs-you/#respond Mon, 17 Jun 2019 23:08:38 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=100163 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mewkow: The Incursion is on…. Dantooine Tetsemi: Countdown to Shadowbringers! Mkallah: Upgrade Detected! Mewkow: The Summer of Love is almost upon us! Tetsemi: And we have Syreyne and Harruq who are here to […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mewkow: The Incursion is on…. Dantooine
    Tetsemi: Countdown to Shadowbringers!
    Mkallah: Upgrade Detected!
    Mewkow: The Summer of Love is almost upon us!
    Tetsemi: And we have Syreyne and Harruq who are here to talk to us about AIE in WOW!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode # 322 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 guests Syreyne and Harruq who is here to talk to us about AIE in WoW Welcome!

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

AIE News

Community
Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.
A couple of games have moved days so make sure you double check when each game is running MFN.

Sunday – STO 8:30 pm Eastern
Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Wednesday – FFXIV 10 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV(Late Night) 11 pm Eastern
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern

Streaming and guild podcast news

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 295: Onslaught Of Information

http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-295-onslaught-of-information/
This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-295 walk through all the Onslaught and Spoils news including the live stream, blog and forum posts

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 296: Pirate Recursion
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-296-pirate-recursion/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-296 talk all about how the Dantooine Pirate event has been going and what our plans are for week 2.

Episode 46: Norman’s Night In: The Cave (Part Deux)
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/1247648

Nick and Marcus are joined by Nick Iorfino from Bactrian Games, the creators Norman’s Night In: The Cave! Mr. Iorfino talks about what it’s like to develop WCN’s favorite game from Pax East, and the hosts also breakdown SWTOR’s changes in game update 5.10.3 Spoils of War.

WoW
See Game Notes

SWTOR
The new hotness in SWTOR this month is The Pirate Incursion event on the new planet of Dantooine. That, together with double xp week, has been a prime time for leveling, rep grinding, and grinding just about any other rank or number you’d like to raise. The heroic quests were challenging enough to require groups, so guild groups and community pugs abounded.

There are a number of achievements associated with stuff on Dantooine as well. The planet will be available for exploration and possibly even resource gathering after the event is over, but we don’t know exactly what that will look like until next week. Some of those achievements may be doable then, or may require the event to be in progress. We shall see! After this week, the pirate event will go in rotation with all the existing events.

In guild news, the June MEGA was a pvp night hosted by Marcus and coached by guildie Medullah. Medullah explained the pvp maps and gave insights into what to look for, when to use abilities, and lots of other good info. We used SWTOR’s feature that allows us to have our own instance of a warzone to duke it out between two teams of guildies. We even had a small cheering section. We closed the night with a tour of guildie Liberty’s Stronghold which was really incredible to see. Marcus wants to make Stronghold viewing a staple of MEGA, so if you’d like your Stronghold to be featured, just let him know.

MFN continues on Tuesday nights, starting at 9PM Eastern. This week we ran around on Dantooine and did some grouping up for the heroics.

In ops news after 6 months of working on Dread Fortress Hard Mode Deathstar Troopers we finally killed Brontes.

Also, SUP has cleared five ops and counting, and apparently they’re having more fun than MarcusB. I sense an operation throwdown coming …

Also, great shout out for the Escape Pod Cast on the front page of the SWTOR official site
http://www.swtor.com/info/news/%5Bnews-category%5D/20190612

ESO
At E3 they announced the next two DLC’s for ESO for the Season of the Dragon. They are called Scalebreaker and Dragonhold. No release dates yet though.(edited)
Other then that, MFN’s are still Friday night at 9pm EST.

FFXIV
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers is nearly here!
The 3rd (or maybe 4th) expansion of the FFXIV saga!
The Warrior of Light (that’s you, the player) will travel to The First to save that parallel world from the light consuming the world, vastly impacting all worlds. To do so, the Warrior of Light must become the Warrior of Darkness.

Launch Schedule!
Friday June 28th – Start of Early Access (*)
* Have you ever been to a MMO expansion launch before? Queues! Bugs! Impatience abroad! Expect some zaniness if you log in this day, but major MMO launches are quite an experience. Take it all in, but don’t fret if things are not perfect on day 1.

July 2nd – Official Launch of the game. Just in time for the July 4th Holiday for our U.S. members. If you didn’t pre-order, then this is when you will get access to the game.

In Approximately 2 weeks after that, July 16th(ish) –
Patch 5.01, release the story mode of Eden, the first 8 player raid. Usually prior to the first mini-patch, we have access to just Extreme primals in the current expansion. We expect to see the same, but haven’t confirmed it yet.

Another about 2 weeks again…
July 30th(ish) – Patch 5.05, release of the savage mode of Eden (this is between heroic and mythic modes for the WoW raiding comparison, with the end fights usually being on par with mythic). Also, the high end Tomestones of Phantasmagoria will become attenable. Finally, new dungeons will be available, the Dungeons of Lyhe Ghiah.

New expansion features are many, and to hear about those, may I invite you to listen to the last few AIE podcasts, as we dived deep into them for the last few episodes.

But quick recap. New worlds, level cap raised for all jobs to 80 including crafting and gathering jobs, new jobs in Gunbreaker and Dancer, and Machinist got a full rework.
How do you start playing Shadowbringers?

FFXIV is a story first MMO. Meaning, to get to the content organically, you do need to play though the previous MSQ (Main Story Questline) to unlock that content. This includes the base game, “A Realm Reborn” (purchased via the Starter Edition), “Heavensward” (Free to add to your account until June 27th), and then “Stormblood”, which is available via the Stormblood expansion until July 28th, in which it will be part of the Shadowbringers purchase.

Story skips and level skips will be available soon if you want to fork over the cash to get you caught up to Stormblood.

Getting into AIE for FFXIV has never been easier! No UMAMI! No level requirement, and no factions to worry about. Just roll up a character on Goblin, in the Crystal datacenter. Drop down into the AIE discord channel for FFXIV, oddly named #ffxiv, and ask for an invite and one of our happy officers will extend a Free Company (guild) invite over to you.

Membership has been way up since the announcement of Shadowbringers, and has been growing steadily since then. Now, you may be thinking, but what about newer players or people not at Shadowbringers yet? Well, never fret, as the leveling queues will still match up people looking to do their MSQ dungeons or just the leveling queue in general. Furthermore, we have been having some success with two Mandatory Fun Nights a week, Wednesday at 9pm EST and Friday at 11pm EST. If you need something done, that’s a great time to request it to be done. Otherwise, just asking in discord and /fc chat to have some AIE folks join you in your adventures is more than welcome.

Goblin is now a preferred server, meaning if you start up a new character on Goblin, you will get the road to 60 buff, which is a 3x XP buff on all sources, all jobs, up to level 60. This includes all adventure jobs, crafting, and gathering jobs as well.
We can’t wait until we will see everyone in Shadowbringers and will be coming back to the AIE podcast soon to provide some initial thoughts and impressions of the expansion!

STO
Fleet colony is upgrading to tier 1. We unlocked tier 1 of each of the three branches giving us a daily production of resources for the coming projects. I unlocked the coffer donation ability for everyone in the fleet, so they can now donate coming resources even if the projects are currently filled up. Crystalline event is currently going on.

Hmmmm what else….MFN is every Sunday at 8:30 pm Eastern.

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

GAME NEWS
WoW Classic Guild Poll – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5AF22fTNKpyzb7jFShMSGaJBmjfg_myetb1peetktuzPw_g/viewform?usp=sf_link

Looks for input as to which side and what type of server.

WoW Battle for Azeroth –
Patch 8.2 has hit release candidate status on the PTR and if past history is any indication, it should come out around the same time (July 2nd) as the FFXIV expansion. There will be two new zones to explore, tons of daily activities to participate in, and new group content with a new Mega-Dungeon (not to be confused with SWTOR’s Mega events).

Burning Crusade Timewalking starts Tuesday.
Midsummer Fire Festival starts Friday.
Fireworks spectacular on July 4.
Luminous Luminaries is July 13.
Auction House Dance party is making a come back on July 22.

Alliance Guild Update –
The Alliance guild is still going strong. We currently have 167 characters in the guild, and we are adding new people every week.

The Alliance raid team is 4/9 in Normal BFD and we have voted on an official team name. HFO = Hell Froze Over. We raid on Friday nights from 8pm server/Eastern to 11pm. We are recruiting and accepting cross-faction friends.

Due to the generosity of some members, we were able to purchase the 7th bank tab. We used that to have the raid team join the official Raid Bank Tab system.

AIE Summer of Love –
Discussion here
-Summer of Love will be Sunday, July 28th to Saturday August 3rd.
-Syreyne is hosting a World Quest party on Alliance side on Tuesday, July 30.
-Syreyne is hosting Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl on Horde side on Wednesday, July 31.
-Remembrance Day is Friday August 2nd. Please keep an eye out in Discord for locations and times for each game division. WoW will have fireworks after the Walk.

https://wiki.aie-guild.org/index.php?title=Milliway

CLOSE

Mkallah: And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Syreyne and Harruq for joining us.

Twitter: @SyreyneAIE

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 . 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

Mkallah: Next time, we’ll be talking to Abovan in Final Fantasy 14!. 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 #321 – Fruit Supremacy: Never mix Real life and Eve life https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/06/the-aie-podcast-321-fruit-supremacy-never-mix-real-life-and-eve-life/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/06/the-aie-podcast-321-fruit-supremacy-never-mix-real-life-and-eve-life/#respond Mon, 03 Jun 2019 14:27:47 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=100133 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mkallah: Need an adventure fix between games- we have you covered! Mewkow: Lots of Final Fantasy updates! Tetsemi: Make time to include the Pirate Inclusion Mkallah: Early fun with Elswyer is happening Mewkow: […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mkallah: Need an adventure fix between games- we have you covered!
    Mewkow: Lots of Final Fantasy updates!
    Tetsemi: Make time to include the Pirate Inclusion
    Mkallah: Early fun with Elswyer is happening
    Mewkow: And we have Crazy Uncle Lanc and and not so crazy cousin Lars here to talk Space Shenanigans

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #321 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: – (Hey guys, there are macaroons in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Lanctharus and Lars who is here to talk to us about AIE in EVE Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into AIE in EVE 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.
A couple of games have moved days so make sure you double check when each game is running MFN.

Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Wednesday – FFXIV 10 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV(Late Night) 11 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Sunday – STO 8:30 pm Eastern

Streaming and Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 293: Prosperity As A Weapon
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-293-prosperity-as-a-weapon/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-293 remind ourselves of everything we’ve forgotten about Strongholds and talk about what we might want to see in the future.

SWTOR ESCAPE POD CAST 294: HK-55 RETURNS?
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-294-hk-55-returns/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-294 talk about the possibility of the HK-55 chapter being made available again and walk through the fun details of the content.

Working Class Nerds
Episode 45: Marcus Isn’t Allowed to do the Sound Check Anymore…
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/1186706

After having a lovely conversation with Bactrian Games’ Nick Iorfino and not being able to use any of their audio, Nick and Marcus rally together and preview SWTOR’s Game Update 5.10.3.

NOMADS
Take a look at a new game that a lot of folks are starting to play – https://www.warriorsofwaterdeep.com/

Also, if it’s still on your radar, Anthem the Game had a live stream on Thursday highlighting the upcoming Cataclysm event which will have 2 weeks of pre-launch events and 6 weeks of launch content.

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/432174289##

WoW
The AIE Alliance Raid team, as yet unnamed, got the first four bosses of Battle for Dazalor down Friday night! If you’d like to join in, please drop a note in the #raidteam-recruitment channel in AIE Discord.

SWTOR
Game:
Game update 5.10.3 was pushed out one week to June 4th. The Pirate Incursion event that it introduces will run for two weeks, along with a 1 week double xp event.

The livestream promised for 5/30 went off without a single power outage or cut fiber. Eric, Keith, and Charles talked in great detail about how gearing is going to work in Onslaught (the expansion coming in October). For anyone interested in the details, Eric made a post with all the nuts and bolts. You can find it in the SWTOR Dev Tracker here – http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?p=9732656#edit9732656

Guild:
MFN on Tuesdays, every Tuesday. Depending on what we do, you may need to be level 50+ to attend in game, but if you are not that high level yet, come join us in discord and chat with us anyway.

June MEGA is coming up! June 14th. Marcus will lead us to victory against the Ancient Threat–a mysterious and powerful entity hidden away on Yavin IV.

FFXIV
Live Letter 51 has dropped. As in dropped the mic, off the table, into a pool of water, with mic-eating bacteria.

TL;DR/L:

6 New Zones
1 New Major City – The Crystarium
2 New Jobs – Gunbreakers (Tank) and Dancer (Ranged DPS)
New Level Cap of 80
Many new job and gameplay adjustments

Long Version:
New Fate System!
In the new Shadowbringers area, fates will reward tokens that can be turned in for special rewards.

Side Quests
All side quests in Shadowbringers are leveled synced for your current level, starting at 70. Even the quest mobs will be synced, much like leves.

Crafting and Gathering Quests
Story based quests for artisans
Will expand on the story and the world of “The First”

Cross-world Linkshells
Expanded to 8 channels, instead of just one.
All AIE members on Goblin should of received an invite to the CrossWorld Linkshell. If not, let us know and we can get you one.
If you are on the Crystal data center, but not in AIE, we would be happy to send you an invite to talk with AIE folk. Just let an officer know or drop on down to the #ffxiv channel in Discord.

Housing items can now be previewed!(FC Housing Manager position still open!)

New Interrupt system
If a skill can be interrupted, you will see the enemy cast bar pulse. You will also see visual feedback that the cast was interrupted.(Much like WoW’s button flashing when you can interrupt)

MP and TP Systems.
The TP is gone!
MP will be capped at 10,000. Skills will use a percentage of your MP, just as it always have. Now the math is easy.

Pet System Redo
Pets are no longer targetable or hurt by enemies or PC actions
Pet actions are removed from pet hotbars because they will be recategorized as normal actions
Pet roles will be revised
A single button will use similar skills, depending on what pet is summoned.

Tank Roles-Biggest change is changing tank stance to an threat generating only stance.

Healer Roles-Healers will be refocused back on a more pure healing role, rather than the hybrid DPS they are now.

DPS Roles-Most DPS roles will have a similar feel, but Machinist is almost like a new job.

Tetsemi- ESO
Elswyer is in early access and so far AIE members have been having a lot of fun creating necromancer toons and slaying dragons. The Dragon fights are world bosses on steroids. It take a lot of people to kill one, but the loot makes it worth the repair bill. We did a couple of the intro quests for the zone for MFN and without spoiling anything, there are a couple of call backs to the main story line which is nice.

MFN happens at 9pm est every Friday night, depending on attendance we do dungeon runs, zone clears, and now possibly dragon hunting.

STO
STO wants to remind you that they are having their normal MFN tonight at 830 Eastern(Right now!)
They are still working on the Fleet Spire and Colony, feel free to hop in to help.

EVE
See Game Notes

And with that, let’s get back to Lanctharus and Lars and find out what’s going on in AIE in EVE.

GAME NEWS
Guests put show notes here. Lanc will take over the show, that is about it.
Lars is attempting AIEU leadership through absence (also known as almost winning at Eve on multiple accounts)

OMG! The Invasion is coming! THE INVASION IS COMING!

More PvE baddies The Triglavians are comings to blow up your stuff

Shmexy New Ships

Ikitursa – Heavy Assault Cruiser

Draugur – Command Destroyer

Nergal – Assault Frigate

All new tech 2 ships

Tech 2 ammo usable in all faction, Storyline and Officer weapon types

Tech 2 Trglavian industrial buildy stuff

New Agency – Redesign

64 bit client in open beta

War Dec revamp is less dumb

Even more Chinese players are coming – Introducing the Army of Mango Alliance

It’s BRISC Baby! The allegory of Brisc Rubal
Beware if you are an EVE Fake Space Congressperson

Link to Youtube video

Why you should never mix your RL with your EVE life especially if you are serving in the Fake Space Congressperson

https://www.gameinformer.com/2019/04/09/us-politician-banned-from-eve-online-after-corruption-scandal

And then it got weird

CCP relooking at charges submitted by fellow CSM members

Reinstated!

https://www.polygon.com/2019/4/29/18522869/eve-online-brisc-rubal-ban-retraction-statement

Oh and it’s official! AIEU is dumb and built a titan

AIEU meetup in LA

So everybody living in Mordor

Lars Ganger will be in Los Angeles for SIGGRPH

July 26th, 2019
Friday Night
Arts District Brewing Company
828 Traction Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 519-5887

https://goo.gl/maps/1XHJMWpc1Qhzhcod6

I would recommend car pooling, Uber or taking the train in
We could then grab dinner anywhere in the Arts District, Little Tokyo, Chinatown or head into Boyle Heights

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

@Lanctharus
@LarsGagner

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 . 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 – @Ask Buxley
Overly Dramatic News – @HuntsTheWind

Next time, we’ll be talking to Syryene in WoW. 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 #320 – AIE STO Where All Our Shirts Are Red https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/05/the-aie-podcast-320-aie-sto-where-all-our-shirts-are-red/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/05/the-aie-podcast-320-aie-sto-where-all-our-shirts-are-red/#respond Mon, 20 May 2019 02:10:33 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=100102 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Tetsemi: Discord changes are coming Mkallah: Dark Hours are upon us Mewkow: Anyone have a Beta invite? Tetsemi: The War Eternal rages on Mkallah: And, we have Corley and Dent here to talk […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Tetsemi: Discord changes are coming
    Mkallah: Dark Hours are upon us
    Mewkow: Anyone have a Beta invite?
    Tetsemi: The War Eternal rages on
    Mkallah: And, we have Corley and Dent here to talk to us about AIE in STO!

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Welcome to episode #320 of the 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: (there is Mac and Cheese and broccoli cheddar quiche in the guild kitchen). This week we are joined by special guests Corley and Dent who are here to talk to us about AIE in Star Trek Online, Welcome!

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

AIE News
Notice anything different on AIE Discord? We’ve done some spring house cleaning, rearranging some of the channels to make them more visible and more community focused. Feedback is appreciated, especially as we’re moving to our new home for next podcast AIE Discord and the #aie-podcast channel!

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.
A couple of games have moved days so make sure you double check when each game is running MFN.

Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Wednesday – FFXIV 10 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV 11pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Sunday – STO 8:30 pm Eastern

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 291: Dread Fortress Redux
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-291-dread-fortress-redux/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-291 talk about a juicy bit of dev tracker news and then tell the story, lore and mechanics of Dread Fortress

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 292: Don’t Trust The Gree
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-292-dont-trust-the-gree/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-292 walk through the news and then talk about the Gree, the recurring event on Ilum and the Xeonanalyst.

Working Class Nerds – Episode 44: Avengers Endgame Breakdown!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/1156115

Marcus and Nick are joined by Ariel and Dent to share their thoughts on Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame. They share what they’ve been up to in real life, talk a little SWTOR (of course) and then dive into Endgame.

SPOILER ALERT for Avengers: Endgame! If you haven’t seen the film, listen to this after you already have.

Just a reminder- Phoenix Fan Fusion starts Thursday, May 23rd- and all three of the hosts will be there! There is also a meetup at Chino Bandito on Wednesday at 7pm and likely a second one at Mother Bunch on Sunday after con wraps up. Come by the “booth” at AA501 to say hi, I will be there all weekend!

NOMADS
The Division 2 Title update 3 was released and the “Dark Hours” raid went live this past week. A new 8 player mission. The next “Apparel Event” is also live and you can collect special outfits until June 6th. If you’re interested in raiding in the Division 2, visit the AIE discord channel #division2 and check the pinned topics.

Diablo 3’s Season 17 has begun. It brings the usual fare of seasonal cosmetic rewards and additional stash tabs. Some new quality of life changes include a search feature in the stash and the addition of 3 more Torment levels: 14, 15, and 16. This season’s theme is “The Season of Nightmares.” Every character will receive the bonus “Legacy of Nightmare (LoN). “This means that everyone will enjoy the powerful benefits of the “no Set” Set and any and every Ancient Legendary you find is that much more valuable.”

If you’re a Diablo 3 player and want to hop in for a power level this season or run rifts with AIE members, make sure to hop into Discord’s #nomads channel and say hello. We have a community available for you to join as well.

WoW
Saturday Noob Raid is doing great, clearing bosses faster and faster, so come have fun with us.

WoW Classic Beta started invites, with an AIE presence on PvE Horde mostly (from what I could read, as I refresh my email hourly, hoping for the invite).

Friday Night Alliance Raid team still recruiting. An unnamed discord has been just created to help facilitate the new Alliance raid team! The link is posted in #raidteam-recruitment

Raid team updates
https://wiki.aie-guild.org/index.php?title=WOW:Raid_Team_Summary#Active_AIE_Raiding_Teams

SWTOR
The next Mega will be… FRIDAY June 14!!! 9pm Eastern IMP SIDE

More news: Our MFN leads have come up with a new idea for our MFN schedule. We’ll be running a series of operations as part of MFN, but since it’s hard to complete the operation in a single night, whatever we don’t finish we will schedule for a following week. The trick there is that a handful of heroes will go in early, before MFN, and clear some of the bosses to get the MFN group a progressed lockout. Should be fun and should get more people a chance to see end bosses.

The launch date for 5.10.3 “The Dantooine Incursion” is set for 5/28/19. Pirates, pets, mounts, new armor looks, decos and even an Ugnaught companion! Ok, one pet. But lots of pirates.

ESO
Early access to Elsweyr begins on May 20th and official release is June 4th. Please save the beginning quest for that zone on at least one toon until the the first MFN after the official launch because our MFN that night will be starring that zone together. Until then MFN’s will be zone clears and dungeon runs every Friday night at 9pm EST

EVE
A EVE Titan in every pot!
Guaranteed stupid
Wacky space politics
Informative food pictures
Community health support program
A literature corner
Deep philosophical discussions on the role of man and his/her place in the universe
A distinguished panel of art experts discussion foreign cinema (animation specific)
Reviews and commentary on upcoming and recent video game releases
All of this and more if you join AIE
Your mileage may vary
Plus the privilege of getting blown up in one of @Lanctharus hair brained space exploits
AIEU confirmed Space Tomfoolery since some time last week
increase your daily sodium intake due to increased tear production if you play EVE

GW2
The living world season 4’s final episode, War Eternal is out. It features a new mount, the skyscale dragon, that can hover and climb walls. Be sure to log in to a toon to unlock the episode even if you don’t have Path of Fire.

They also released a new legendary weapon, the great sword Exordium. This is the final legendary weapon that was promised us for Heart of Thorns, and was worth the wait, having many custom animation and transformations.

FFXIV
The Event poll is still up, if you are listening to this live. The poll will close at 11:59pm EST on Sunday. Get your voices heard!
The FFXIV x FFXV crossover event is still running until May 27th! There is still time to get the car 4-player mount. We will be running the Jackpot II FC buff on the weekends to help get those MGPs to get that mount.
Reminder, Shadowbringers: Early Access for pre-orders starts up on June 28th. Pre-ordering today also get you an earring that levels with you and gives you an xp bonus to level 70 on all battle classes. (If it sounds like a WoW Heirloom, is because it acts almost identical to it.)
The next FFXIV Live Letter is scheduled for Thursday, May 23rd at 1:30pm EST from media tour in San Francisco. We are expecting to hear some more details on Shadowbringers, job changes, and the ever mysterious “miscellaneous announcements.” This live letter will include the translators, so no need to brush up on your Japanese to understand what is going on!
This can change every Tuesday, but as of this recording, Goblin, the server that AIE plays on, is a preferred server for new characters. New characters created during this time will get a double xp bonus on all xp sources, all jobs, until level 60.
Again, if you only have the starter edition, Heavenward, the first expansion, is free for you for a limited time. Just head over to the SE store and “buy” it for 0 dollars and 0 cents. PS4 folks, you can get the same deal on the PSN.

LOTRO
Maellung Arrowshield is continuing to run Saturday Night LOTRO (SNL) on Saturdays at 2030 Eastern.
The anniversary event ends tonight, 19 May. So hopefully you finished all the quests and turned in your tokens for the rewards. If you have been trying to figure out what to spend your LOTRO points on,
Stat Tomes
Regeneration Food
Run Speed Boosts
Attack Damage Boosts
Are currently 20% off, through May 23rd.

And with that, let’s get back to Corley and Dent and find out what’s going on in Star Trek Online.

GAME NEWS
Captain’s Log 20190519

Fleet Updates
Last week we completed construction on our Tier 2 Spire in the Dyson’s Sphere. Our goal is to complete the Spire to Tier 3. In Star Trek Online we have many bases that the fleet can visit and hangout in. They are similar to the Guild Ships in SWTOR, but also unlock gear and abilities that players can purchase for their characters.
Most Sunday Nights we have an MFN at 8:30 PM Eastern. We usually run new content and if there’s an event going on we will run that. Like all good engineers, we work on getting a little more out of those warp cores, or whatever bit of tech needs adjusting. Episodes are sometimes run if a new player needs help leveling.

Major Game Updates
New Reputation was release this week, Discovery Legends. This new reputation is Discovery themed that includes three new sets of gear, Burnham’s Resolve (3 Piece Ground Set), Lorca’s Ambition (3 Piece Space Weapon Set) and Stamets-Tilly’s Ingenuity(4 Piece Space Set).
Along with the release of the new reputation, a new season of episodes was released, Rise of Discovery. So far two episodes have been released and focus around what happens prior to when Lorca takes command of the Discovery. For these episodes they were able to get Jason Isaacs and Rekha Sharma to reprise their roles of Lorca and Landry. Aren’t holodeck fantastic?
Tier 6 ship are now able to be used at any level and are not locked to endgame players. They scale as you level so their slots and stats match what ships of your character’s level should be.
Another thing with Tier 6 ships, STO has release a mechanism where you can earn a T6 100% discount coupon to purchase a free T6 ship for your account. It takes a long time to complete and requires playing new content to earn the tokens.

CLOSE

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

https://twitch.tv/TheCorley

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…

Overly Dramatic News – @HuntsTheWind

Next time, we’ll be talking to Someone about some game that AIE plays in- contracts are in negotiation right now!. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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STO Captain’s Log Stardate 2019.05.19 https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/05/sto-captains-log-stardate-2019-05-19/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/05/sto-captains-log-stardate-2019-05-19/#respond Sun, 19 May 2019 23:18:10 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=100087 Our journey continues through uncharted space. We have encountered a unique condition of the continuum where it appears the human concept of fun is mandatory. We are pressing on, to boldly go where no guild has gone before.   AIE […]]]>
Our journey continues through uncharted space. We have encountered a unique condition of the continuum where it appears the human concept of fun is mandatory. We are pressing on, to boldly go where no guild has gone before.

 

AIE Fleet Updates

AIE Fleet Spire

As we’ve done in many other AIE divisions, our crew in STO has scheduled a recurring, weekly Mandatory Fun Night. Most Sunday nights at 7:30 PM Central we get the guild fleet together to run new content and any in-game events. We’ll even run episodes on occasion if a new player needs help leveling, so be sure to check in no matter the level of your captain. Like all good engineers, we are also constantly working on gear and ships, and sharing best practices to getting a little more out of our warp cores, shields, phasers, etc.

The guild fleet also maintains a Fleet “Spire”. Equivalent to guild HQ, housing or ships in other games, the Spire has bases and facilities that guild members can visit and hang out in along with a system of guild services that are available. Last week we completed construction on our Tier 2 Spire in the Dyson’s Sphere. Our goal is to complete the Spire to Tier 3. Ask in Discord for details on how to visit and what services you can make use of.

Major Game Updates

Galaxy Class Bridge, U.S.S Escape

A new Reputation was release this week called Discovery Legends. This new reputation is Discovery themed and includes three new sets of gear: Burnham’s Resolve (3 Piece Ground Set), Lorca’s Ambition (3 Piece Space Weapon Set) and Stamets-Tilly’s Ingenuity(4 Piece Space Set).

Along with the release of the new reputation, a new season of episodes was released called Rise of Discovery. So far two episodes have been made available and focus around what happens prior to when Lorca takes command of the Discovery. For these episodes the dev team was able to get Jason Isaacs and Rekha Sharma to reprise their roles of Lorca and Landry. Aren’t holodecks fantastic?

Along with this update, Tier 6 ships are now able to be used at any level and are no longer locked to only endgame players. This allows them to be used and scale as you level so their slots and stats match what ships of your character’s level need to be at the time, all the way to endgame. STO has also introduced a system where, over time, you can earn a free T6 ship for your account. It’s a long journey and requires playing the new content to earn the tokens, but worth it given the new utility of T6 ships at all levels.

TL;DR

STO continues to be a great MMO with a strong free-to-play model. Our AIE fleet is modest but active with weekly events and a handful of vets to help. Jump in the #STO channel in Discord to ask any questions and find out the best way to ‘engage’.

Officer Dent (Thank you to Officer Dent for putting this update together)

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The AIE Podcast #319 – Three Character Sheets To The Wind https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/05/the-aie-podcast-319-three-character-sheets-to-the-wind/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/05/the-aie-podcast-319-three-character-sheets-to-the-wind/#respond Mon, 06 May 2019 02:17:37 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=100049 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mewkow: Meetup is…… no more Tetsemi: But, there will be shenanigans at Blizzcon Mkallah: There is so much to Discover….. Discovery in STO Mewkow: FFXIV has a huge callback! Tetsemi: And, we are […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mewkow: Meetup is…… no more
    Tetsemi: But, there will be shenanigans at Blizzcon
    Mkallah: There is so much to Discover….. Discovery in STO
    Mewkow: FFXIV has a huge callback!
    Tetsemi: And, we are doing a host show!

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Welcome to episode #319 of the 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 talking among ourselves and catching you up on what is going on in AIE! Welcome to my esteemed co-hosts!!!

We will be chatting about what we have been up to, but first, the news!

AIE News
We had an all officer meeting over the weekend and do that periodically, on top of meetings more often in individual game divisions. Blizzcon planning for meetups was a key point of discussion and the posts in #events outline the current plan.

We are also working on some minor updates around the guild websites and other communication tools, so keep an eye out for that.

The various streams and podcasts for AIE are a really great way to see what’s going on and engage. We are always looking for more AIE streams, blogs, etc to get posted to the content creators channel and really like seeing that stuff there.

Just a note, the AIE Meetup is no longer active. The sites wasn’t being utilized and as a group our size required a monthly fee, it has been shut down. Please feel free to utilize the events channel in discord for real life gatherings.

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.
A couple of games have moved days so make sure you double check when each game is running MFN.

Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Wednesday – FFXIV 10 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern

Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Sunday – STO 8:30 pm Eastern

Streaming and Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 289: Swc Secrets
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-289-swc-secrets/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-289 talk about the latest game news and then finish up our Star Wars Celebration review with a second half of the discussion we started last week.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 290: Dantooine Preview
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-290-dantooine-preview/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-290 review Daniel Steed’s web content plan and then spend some time walking through Dantooine and the missions, areas, and secrets we’ve found so far.

Working Class Nerds
Episode 43: Mixer Madness
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/1082189

After struggling to set up their new mixer, Marcus and Nick sit down to talk about how much they’re loving Mortal Kombat 11, as well as share their thoughts on the new Dantooine content on SWTOR’s PTS server.

NOMADS
Nothing earth shattering for The Division 2.

Diablo 3’s Season 16 is winding down; ending on 12 May.

Growing interest in CoH and that we’ll be holding off on getting too involved until the details around servers, services and the position of the IP holders settles down.

WoW
Blizzcon: We are wondering who is going and will be using that as input for what kinds of meetups might be planned for AIE.

In-game: Syreyne will be starting an Alliance raid team towards the end of May and anyone interested should ping her in the raid recruitment channel on discord.

SWTOR
Next monthly event is next weekend, Saturday at 9 pm EDT I believe on the Republic side. Fun with World Bosses.

The Wednesday night Imperial ops team is looking for a permanent DPS addition to the team. Anyone interested should contact Maellung in the SWTOR Discord channel.

STO/strong>
The Tier 6 ship item from above and the riposte event are still going on, see details in discord.

The fleet spire is constructing tier 2 upgrade and will complete in just over 6 days. This will unlock the fleet variants of the veteran ships.

Also, Star Trek Online is free to play and we have MFNs most Sunday nights at 8:30 PM Eastern. In an upcoming week, for MFN, we will focus on low level characters to help new players go through missions and story. You just need to finish the tutorial missions

There are also close to releasing a new rep, Discovery Legends.
https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11152283-introducing-the-discovery-legends-reputation/

Introducing the Discovery Legends Reputation | Star Trek Online
Starting with the launch of Rise of Discovery on May 14th, you’ll be able to weird the powers and technology of the characters from Star Trek: Discovery!

And there’s more, new story arc focusing on Discovery era story.
https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11151983-rise-of-discovery%3A-the-impossibility-of-reason
Rise of Discovery: The Impossibility of Reason | Star Trek Online
Experience the events that make Ellen Landry the Security Chief we meet in Star Trek: Discovery, with our upcoming episode, “The Impossibility of Reason.”

Rise of Discovery brings Jason Isaacs (Capt. Lorca) and Rehka Sharma(Cmdr. Ellen Landry) to STO.
https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11146593-star-trek-online%3A-rise-of-discovery

Star Trek Online: Rise of Discovery | Star Trek Online
Learn about the past of Gabriel Lorca and Ellen Landry with our latest update, starring Jason Issacs and Rekha Sharma.

ESO
The anniversary event ends this week after 5 fun fill weeks of cake. Early access to Elsweyr begins on May 20th and official release is June 4th. Please save the beginning quest for that zone on at least one toon until the the first MFN after the official launch because our MFN that night will be starring that zone together. Until then MFN’s will be zone clears and dungeon runs every Friday night at 9pm EST.

EVE
War continues and the merge of some global factions into the mix has made things interesting. The corp is always looking for new pilots and spies. It’s a bit of a dive down the rabbit hole but the team there is always happy to support everyone.

GW2
Lots of people working on alts at the moment. MFN groups still get together on Mondays on occasion. Check in with Dejara to get something going. Also check the Discord channel pins for a new reference post that does a good job of laying out the open world changes that have occurred over time.

FFXIV
The callback campaign is on. Have someone from the FC or someone on your friend’s list send you an in-game invite back to the game. Doing so will get you reward for both of you!
April 25-June 3rd.

The invited player must have an expired sub for 90 days and still have their account in good standing (i.e. not be banned).

The invited player will get 7 days of free game time, 99 Aetheryte tickets (free teleports, 1 per ticket), and 10 silver chocobo feathers which can be turned in for gear to get caught back up.
The inviter will get 10 gold chocobo feathers, which can be used to buy items like the Twintania mount, 2 person chocobo mount, rare dyes, or Aetheryte tickets of your own.

The FFXIV x FFXV crossover event is still going until May 27th.
If you complete this level 50 event, you can then purchase cosmetic items, such as the Regalia, the game only 4 person mount, currently.
The mount costs 200,000 Manderville Gold Saucer (MGP) points. To assist, the Free Company will be running the FC buff, “Jackpot 2” on Saturday and Sunday during the event. This will provide a bonus of all MGP rewards.

Various ways of getting MGP have been discussed in the #ffxiv channel in discord, so drop on by if you want some ideas on farming them up. With the current rewards and the buff, many players have been able to get enough MGP in 1-2 weeks of time.

If you are on the starter edition, including the Twitch Prime promotion, Square Enix is providing Heavenward for free until June 27th. Once this is added to your account, you get to keep it permanently. This includes the PC version, MacOS, and PS4 editions.

https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/ffxiv_heavensward_free

Heavensward is the continuing story of the game to the kingdom of Ishgard, where the Warrior of Light is thrusted into the Dragonsong War and awesome music. This will include all content in the expansion, including patch 3.5, The Far End of Fate which sets the stage for Stormblood.

Shadowbringers is still slated for release on July 2nd, with pre-order getting a head start starting on June 28th. If you pre-order this expansion, you get access to all previous expansions on the head start date.

The FC vault still has some goodies. If you need something from there, grab it! We are trying to populate it with some cosmetics and some other helpful items. Feel free to grab something that strikes your fancy! The Vault is available in all major cities and the FC house.

The Shadowbringers Media Tour will be hitting mid May. We are expecting to get some details on the new classes of Gunbreaker and Dancer classes at this time.

Drop on down to the FFXIV channel and we can help you get started in your Final Fantasy adventure (not to be confused with Final Fantasy Adventure, the old Game Boy Final Fantasy. Totally different things).
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LOTRO
MFNs continue on Saturday nights. Join Maellung and others while they simply walk into Mordor and such.

And with that, let’s find out what we have been doing, what we looking forward to, and what is cooking in the guild kitchen!

GAME NEWS
Question for the podcast, when you’re playing a game (either pen and paper, board game, or computer game), what is it you’re looking to get out of the game AND how much do you put INTO the game?

Mkallah- Boston update, One shot with FERT, Con Prep, announce Fan Fusion meetups,

Mewkow

Tetsemi – Downed Jaina in WoW with FERT Raid, hit 50 on my necklace, played a really fun Rogue in our FERT one shot D&D, playing a lot of FFXIV.

CLOSE
And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, I want to thank my amazing co hosts for all that they do! And, if you want to come on the show to talk about what you, dear AIE member, is up to around game, let us know!

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…

Well the folder is empty, but if you’d like to send in a segment, send it to podcast@aie-guild.org

Mkallahi: We will be back in two week, guest to be announced. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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SWTOR Guild Heraldry https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/04/swtor-guild-heraldry/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/04/swtor-guild-heraldry/#respond Wed, 24 Apr 2019 00:50:29 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=100016 With game update 5.10.2 Bioware introduced the guild heraldry system. This allows guilds like ours to create a guild logo and banner from a set of in game logo and background options. We’ve done some initial work mocking up some […]]]>

With game update 5.10.2 Bioware introduced the guild heraldry system. This allows guilds like ours to create a guild logo and banner from a set of in game logo and background options. We’ve done some initial work mocking up some possible options for AIE in SWTOR and wanted to both show off the system and get these options out to everyone for a vote!

We’ve narrowed down our initial concepts to the following three. The combinations of in game logos and backgrounds are limited so this is the best we could do to stay “on brand”. We’ve also aligned the logo parts between the Imperial and Republic models but figured a background tint of red for Imperial and blue for Republic would be a good fit.

These three options are posted in the #SWTOR channel in Discord now and are up for a vote. Jump in there now and help us pick some new heraldry for the guild!

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