Alea Iacta Est https://aie-guild.org A Gaming Community Mon, 04 Jul 2022 16:02:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The AIE Podcast #388 – Elf Burglar, where’s YOUR mind? https://aie-guild.org/blog/2022/07/the-aie-podcast-388-elf-burglar-wheres-your-mind/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-388-elf-burglar-wheres-your-mind https://aie-guild.org/blog/2022/07/the-aie-podcast-388-elf-burglar-wheres-your-mind/#respond Mon, 04 Jul 2022 16:02:51 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=344528 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… When New Content and the Summer of Love Collide We have a Flashpoint Newsflash coming in fast AIE in ESO goes to 11! Guild Wars 2 gets a little more balanced! And, we […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    When New Content and the Summer of Love Collide
    We have a Flashpoint Newsflash coming in fast
    AIE in ESO goes to 11!
    Guild Wars 2 gets a little more balanced!
    And, we are talking amongst ourselves

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #388 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 folks, there are Fig scones in the guild kitchen- and I don’t mean the cat). This week we are having a host show! Welcome US!!

Ok, we’ll be digging into what we’ve been up to shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

Sunday – WoW Classic 2 pm Eastern
Sunday – STO 8:30 pm Eastern
Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Tuesday –
Wednesday –
Thursday – FFXIV (Sprout Raid) 10:00 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV (Mount Farming) Various times, usually starting at 8pm EST or later
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern

Summer of Love

SOL 2022 Notes

Start Aug 2nd, Tuesday
Walk at 9:30pm EDT

– WoW = Gusty (Shrine of the Fallen Soldier -> Booty Bay)
– WoW Classic = Looci – (Shrine of the Fallen Soldier -> Gates of Orgrimmar)
– Lotro = Maellung (will adjust the MFN from Monday to Friday) – Bree above the Bluff
– SWTOR = BC – Alderaan
– ESO = Redrum/Ken (Panther Fang Temple)
– STO = Grebog (Wolf 359 Memorial)
– GW = Dejara (Lion’s Arch – Memorial Wall)
– FFXIV = Abovan (FC House)

End Aug 7th

Gusty – in charge of the WoW cordination will sort out route and fireworks. Pet battles/giveaways, Transmog runs, Visit the other side (horde/alliance flip)

Gusty – D&D discussions – All sessions 4-5 players (make slots for 5?)
DP Roberts -Thurs 8/4 8pm-11pm Eastern
Palell – Fri 8/5 9pm-12am Eastern
Duskmire – Sat 8/6 7pm-10pm Eastern
Mementh – Sun 8/7 6pm-9pm Eastern.
Titles and other details to come

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast
https://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-430-seeking-binocs/

We have a player made guild event coming next week that uses the macrobinoculars and seeker droids. You may have forgotten about them or never had the chance to start those missions.

Behind the Games Podcast
The People Are The Studio – Behind The Games chat with Hector Padilla of IO Interactive

The People Are The Studio – Behind The Games chat with Hector Padilla of IO Interactive

Many game studios are having a moment right now where they need scale, and to learn to be better, more professional companies. IO Interactive has this figured out with leaders like Hector Padilla, a people manager at IO Interactive. IOI is the game studio that makes the Hitman series and soon a new 007 game. Hector focuses on making teams work together while developing all these great games. We talk here about an inside view of IO Interactive and Hitman, how to run a studio like a mature company, how to connect teams and people, and a little about the future of gaming. Thanks Hector and IOI!

Working Class Nerds (NSFW) – Episode 158: Multiverse of Fetta Cheese!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/10888093
Marcus and Nick discuss Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness with a great friend of the show, Joey Fetta!! The three of them indulge in their usual ridiculous side bar conversations, and give their breakdown of the movie! Enjoy!

Boards and Swords Podcast
BattleTech, Necromunda, Origins 2022 (Special Guest Ken from Geek-Craft!) – Boards & Swords 198

Apparently Backerkit is making its own Kickstarter like platform? Also Magic the Gathering is 30 years old? In more recent news, Origins Game Fair was a few weekends ago and Ken from Geek Craft is here to talk about it!

Star Trek Online – Fleet Action Report
Fleet Action Report Ep 103 Farming Marky Marks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP9OVCVlyp0

In this episode of Fleet Action Report, Grebog and Nikodas are continuing to work on their budget builds for their New Player Challenge. We run the mission for the Bajor Defense Deflector and then move on to Task Force Operations (TFO) for getting some marks.

WoW
WoW players are busy making to do/wish lists with the announcement that Shadowlands Season Four will arrive Aug 2nd. Huzzah for long awaited new content, but geeez Blizz, don’t you know AIE has other plans that week? Alliance Raid Team, So Let’s Go Skating is racing to down Heroic Jailer for the Ahead of the Curve Achievement (GO SLUGS!) while Gustyail and many others are running Mythic Plus dungeons to become Keystone Masters

AIE Virtus displaying their Waste Warped Deathwalker — the Mythic Plus Dungeon achievement mount.

WoW Classic
Wrath is coming closer (surely end of August or beginning of September), so we do have an influx of new players coming in to level this summer.

As a reminder, to attract new players for #10ForWrath, we are giving gold (100) to any new player, to make skills, mount and leveling easy.

Also, Blizzard announced they will be providing a 50% EXP buff before and during the Wrath pre-event. No announced date for that to start yet, but keep an eye out for it.

Sundays and Wednesdays are dungeon days (9-11 EDT), and we all help each other on the 5 man quests and things. We are working on getting 10 to 70 so we can raid Karazhan, and begin to get that #10forWrath synergy going! Our Raid Leader is Shrimpiclese, and we are always ready for new people to come join in the fun of classic!

SWTOR
Flashpoint Fridays update for July: Normally these are on the first Friday of the month, but in July it will on the 15th.

We have Operations Teams running on most nights of the week. If you want to try this type of larger group game play, just hop into discord and ask about it. Our raid leaders are always on the lookout for permanent members and alternates.

MFNs continue to run on Tuesdays nights. BC runs a mix of events, including operations, so there is always something fun to do. In many cases your character can be any level as long as you have your personal ship so that we can summon you. No gear level or experience required.

Also, coming this Tuesday, July 5th, there will be a MFN treasure hunt in SWTOR, check the #swtor channel in AIE Discord for more info on what’s planned.

FFXIV
FFXIV continues to drum out the new content.
Hildebrand and relic
Omega continuation
Tataru
Amelieance crafting
Patch 6.18 will be deployed this Tuesday. There will be a 24-hour maintenance on Monday. Cross data center server visits. We will see you on Tuesday for path 6.18 in FFXIV.

Late August, we will be getting patch 6.2. What are we getting? New MSQ, new Raid Tier, new gathering Tribe quests, More details on animal crossing island adventures -let your minions run free -farming and animal raising , Variant Dungeons (the easier ones), Criterion Dungeons (difficult dungeons with 2 levels of difficulty), PvP Series 2 (Series is new rewards, season is just for ranking progression), and the best features of all, the glamour dresser in being increased from 400 to 800 items.
For AIE News…

AIE Map Nights, Saturday at 9:30pm EST, are still a popular event. Be a level 90, have access to all of the zones, and loot, prizes, and general merriment will be your reward. We use Level 90, 8-player maps. You do not have to bring a map to join, but if you do wish to bring one for the group to use, we are looking for the Timeworn Kumbhiraskin Treasure Map.
But for those that are not level 90, we are now running non-90 map nights, thanks to Sahja, we will have a group that will be doing other maps found within the previous expansions. Check the AIE discord in the
ffxiv channel to confirm which level maps we will be focusing on that week.

AIE is also hosting Sprout Raids on Thursday nights at 10pm EST. These raids will vary in levels, as we go through all of the 24-player raids in each expansion. So far, we have completed all of the Crystal Tower and the Shadow of Mhach raid series. Currently, we are working on the Dark Apocalypse raid series. Once this series wraps up, we will have the new Endwalker alliance raid to do, and then will wrap back around to the Crystal Tower raid series again.

ESO
Cool things the guild has been doing:
– There is an event in game right now where you earn reward boxes of loot for doing things in a group with guildmates so this past Friday was spent roaming though Craglorn killing all the Worldbosses.
– Trials!!! We’ve bravely gone in to 12 person content with 10-11 people and were successful in both killing bosses and having fun.
– If you are interested in running dungeons for pledges we have two dungeon groups that occasionally need someone to fill in. Check out the Undaunted Enclave channel in Discord for more information.

Things planned or coming up for the guild:
– Next Friday’s MFN will be spent once again killing world bosses as group so we can earn more reward boxes during the event.

STO
The Federation colony is still moving along well towards Tier 5.

KDF is closing in on Tier 3 of the dilithium and has started some starbase work.

Thursday night fun night is still happening. We start at 11pm Eastern. And fun nights will be Fed based except for the 3rd Thursday of the month, which we will then explore with our Klingon Defense Force captains.

And as always, catch Fleet Action Report on Mondays at 11pm. this Monday will be heading back to Risa as the summer event has started. twitch.tv/grebog

GW2
ArenaNet just pushed a balance patch the other day. Lots of changes, so there is a good chance that your class received some tender loving care from the devs. Raids now have an emboldened Mode, this is similar to the buffs you get in wow when you wipe on a boss. This buff will be active on one raid wing each week, and players will have the option to disable it. Strike gold rewards have been rebalanced to make them more, well, rewarding.

Guild stuff is the same as it always is. Mondays, and Dungeons and more. Also still taking donations for the guild hall

LOTRO
Here’s what is happening in LOTRO for July to September:

Late July – Update 33.1 ‘Further Adventures with Elladan & Elrohir’

Treasure Bugan event

August – Farmers Faire

Mid-August – Season 3 of the Legendary Item Reward Track

August 31st – Legendary world of Shadowfax allows access to the Far Anorien and Wastes regions and the level cap increases to 105.

August 31st – Shutdown of the Anor Legendary server

September – Update 33.2 class/race combos expanded
– Dwarves & Stout-Axe Dwarves can get Captains and Wardens
– Elves & High Elves can be Burglars
– Hobbits can be Lore-Masters and Champions
– Humans can play as Rune-Keepers

And with that, let’s find out what we’ve been doing in and out of game!

GAME NEWS

CLOSE

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

If you have a question or comment about our show, you can email us at podcast.aieguild.org@gmail.com . You can also follow us on Twitter. The show is at @aiepodcast. Mew is at @themewkow, Mkallah is at @cyberwaif,and Tetsemi is at @ivorytiger. We record live with video every other Sunday at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific. You can join the chatroom and play along with us on our website at https://aie-guild.org/podcast-live-stream/ and our Discord server for chat at https://aie-guild.info/discord . And for past episodes, you can see them on our Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/TheAIEPodcast ! Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://andrewallenmusic.com/

Next time, we’ll be talking to Doctor Gameology, an AIE member with a very unique set of special skills!- . So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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The AIE Podcast #387 – LOTRO: Pickpockets take the cake https://aie-guild.org/blog/2022/06/the-aie-podcast-387-lotro-pickpockets-take-the-cake/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-387-lotro-pickpockets-take-the-cake https://aie-guild.org/blog/2022/06/the-aie-podcast-387-lotro-pickpockets-take-the-cake/#respond Mon, 06 Jun 2022 14:32:36 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=334698 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Diablo Immortal is Mobile, and more! Noob gets cross…. Faction, that is FFXIV is making it RAIN GW2 Sky Pirates is doing it live! And, we have Maellung and Dux who are here […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Diablo Immortal is Mobile, and more!
    Noob gets cross…. Faction, that is
    FFXIV is making it RAIN
    GW2 Sky Pirates is doing it live!
    And, we have Maellung and Dux who are here to talk to us about AIE in LOTRO

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #387 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Mkallah: – (hey, folks, there is a chocolate souffle in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Maellung and Dux who are here to talk to us about AIE in AIE in LOTRO Welcome!

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

AIE News

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

Sunday – WoW Classic 2 pm Eastern
Sunday – STO 8:30 pm Eastern
Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Tuesday –
Wednesday –
Thursday – FFXIV (Sprout Raid) 10:00 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV (Mount Farming) Various times, usually starting at 8pm EST or later
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 427: Star Wars Celebration News
https://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-427-star-wars-celebration-news/

Star Wars Celebration news and announcements plus some SWTOR class balance news for 7.1

STO – Fleet Action Report – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqEKYJPKmiiYuj7eiHy6kOg
Fleet Action Report Ep 99 Deep Dive: Control Build
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAMbpbL9ud8

This episode of Fleet Action Report, Grebog will conduct a Deep Dive of his control build while Nikodas details what else you’ll need for Elite TFOs.

Working Class Nerds (NSFW) – Episode 154: The Podcasters Podcast!!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/10734432-episode-154-the-podcasters-podcast

Okay this one is a DOOZY! Marcus and Nick are rejoined by GATR and Hazel from the Guardian Down Cast, as well as Both Randy AND Adam from Bone Apple Tea!!

The SIX of them talk all about how they got into podcasting and how they developed their shows! You don’t wanna miss this marathon of a show! Enjoy!

Find more of the Guardian Down Cast at:
https://guardiandowncast.libsyn.com/

Find more of Bone Apple Tea at:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHWhbnjiRLKE5vBGPIUWmgA

Behind the Games – Sound Design For Far Cry – Interview with Eduardo Vaisman of Ubisoft Toronto
https://www.newoverlords.com/sound-design-for-far-cry-interview-with-eduardo-vaisman-of-ubisoft-toronto/

How far would you go to make the game you are working on sound good? We interviewed Eduard Vaisman, the Bafta Nominated Audio Director for Far Cry at Ubisoft to find out. We talked to him about his wilderness trip seeking sounds, how the sound design was done for Far Cry 6, the difference between sound design for movies and games, and what Eduardo personally was able to bring to the story and themes of the game.

NOMADS
New World
The server merge to Valhalla went smoothly a few weeks back and things are mostly quiet as the community waits for updates and new content to shake things up. We have a handful of players that log in a couple times a week though so if anyone did want to try it out or get something going they can post up in the channel and rally the troops.

Diablo Immortal
The mobile version is out, and is free to play, but is definitely a gacha game, if you value time over money. It takes up 12.5 gb on the iPhone. The PC Version is in Beta and is a direct mobile port. We have created a Clan (max 100 members) and it is named Alea Iacta Est Diabolus. You must be level 30 to join a Clan.

WoW
Noob Raid’s first cross faction raid happened and was a ton of fun. It was nice to see some former horde members return. We killed 5 bosses which is 2 more than we’ve ever done in the past.

Team Kiddie Aggro defeated Heroic Jailer in the Sep-ull-cher of the First Ones. They are the first AIE Raid team to get Ahead of the Curve achievement!

WoW Classic
Limited Promotion for the upcoming Wrath of the Lich King ! Come join us and any new player will get 100g, for mount, skills and an easy start.

Dungeons and more runs on Sunday and Wednesday nights, from 9-11 EDT. Please feel free to use whatever is in the guild bank for leveling professions and things like that. Welcome to all the returning players for #10forWrath

SWTOR
MFNs continue to run on Tuesdays nights. This week we are targeting an operation. Stay tuned to hear about which one!

The Public Test Server is back up, and we are hoping to field a team to go in and take a look at the new Operation.

Looking for DPSers on two of our Operations teams – Sunday Nights imp side and Monday nights pub side.

Check out Flashpoint Fridays on the first Friday of each month. Look for Maellung!

Maellung, how about a report from June’s Flashpoint Friday?

FFXIV
AIE Map Nights, Saturday at 9:30pm EST, are still a popular event. If you are level 90, have access to all of the zones, then loot, prizes, and general merriment will be your reward. We use Level 90, 8-player maps. You do not have to bring a map to join, but if you do wish to bring one for the group to use, we are looking for the Timeworn Kumbhiraskin Treasure Map.

But for those that are not level 90, we are now running non-90 map nights, thanks to Sahja, we will have a group that will be doing level 60 maps found within the Heavensward expansion. On Sundays at 4pm EST, we will be running ‘Timeworn Dragonskin Maps’, which are the 8 player version and have a chance to open up the portals to ‘The Aquapolis’ bonus zone. Since this is level 60 content, this is included in the free trial, so if you have a level 60 character, but haven’t invested any money into the game yet, you are able to join in on the fun and prizes! Super thanks to Sahja for running this event. Join us in 2 weeks for Stormblood and Gazelleskin maps.

AIE is also hosting Sprout Raids on Thursday nights at 10pm EST. These raids will vary in levels, as we go through all of the 24-player raids in each expansion. So far, we have completed all of the Crystal Tower and the Shadow of Mhach raid series. Currently, we are working on the Rabanastre raid series. We have completed The Royal City of Rabanastre and The Ridorana Lighthouse over the past few weeks. We will be moving over to the Obonne Monastery for the final raid of the Rabanastre raid series.

Make It Rain! The Annual Gold Saucer event, “Make it Rain” is back and is providing an extra 50% bonus to all MGP (Manderville Gold Saucer Points. The S in Saucer is silent, I guess.) This bonus applies to all MGP mini-games, such as the Cactpot, Mini-Cactpot, Fashion Contest, and the little skill mini-games in the Gold Saucer or in the AIE FC house. To celebrate the event, we will be running the “Jackpot” buff to increase the bonus by another 10%! To top it off, there’s a new seasonal questline that will reward some new emotes that will be sure to be a hit.
Other in-game news, Patch 6.15 is right around the corner. June 7th! A few highlights in this small update to the 6.1 patch…
• Tataru’s Grand Endeavor
• Omega: Beyond the Rift (Probably have to complete the Omega raid series, found in Stormblood to start)
• Arkasodara Tribal Quests
• Custom Deliveries: Ameliance

And…
The return of Eorzea’s Greatest Inspector…

• Somehow Further Hildibrand Adventures!

There’s plenty of stuff to see and do in FFXIV! We hope to see you in Eorzea soon!

ESO
Cool things the guild has been doing:
– Trials!!! We’ve bravely gone into 12 person content with 10-11 people and were successful in both killing bosses and having fun.
– We ventured in to Cloudrest for the first time and managed to successfully clear it
– If you are interested in running dungeons for pledges we have two dungeon groups that occasionally need someone to fill in. Check out the Undaunted Enclave channel in Discord for more information.

Things planned or coming up for the guild:
– High Isle comes out June 6th for PC/Mac so for MFN this coming Friday we will spend time exploring the new zone for Skyshards, Wayshrines, and Points of interest.

STO
The Federation colony is still progressing through the final tier, Tier 5.

KDF side dilithium mine is counting down the upgrade for Tier 2 and had the Tier 2 discount project queued up to start as soon as the other finishes.

Thursday nights at 11pm EDT is MFN.

GW2
Living World Season 1: Sky Pirates is live. Come and play the second chapter of the first living world expansion. Living World Season 1 will be free forever, so don’t worry if you can’t log in right now.

MFN is mondays at 9:30 pm EDT

Dungeons and More is this Friday, June 10th at 9 pm – 11pm EDT

Also we are still looking for donations of materials for the guild hall. Please see the pinned posts in discord for more information on what we need, and how to donate.

LOTRO
See Game News

And with that, let’s get back to Maellung and Dux and find out what’s going on in AIE in LOTRO.

GAME NEWS
MacOS client deprecated = 3/27
15th Anniv = 4/15
Update 33 “Yondershire” = 4/20
Hobnanigans ends June 5th
What does the future hold: post Great Wedding Epic Questline: Scouring of the Shire
Otherwise, many possibilities: Harad & Khand, Lindon and South to Tharbad.

https://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Class

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

If you have a question or comment about our show, you can email us at podcast.aieguild.org@gmail.com . You can also follow us on Twitter. The show is at @aiepodcast. Mew is at @themewkow, Mkallah is at @cyberwaif,and Tetsemi is at @ivorytiger. We record live with video every other Sunday at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific. You can join the chatroom and play along with us on our website at https://aie-guild.org/podcast-live-stream/ and our Discord server for chat at https://aie-guild.info/discord . And for past episodes, you can see them on our Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/TheAIEPodcast ! Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://andrewallenmusic.com/

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

– This is Dux
– This is Maellung
– This is Mewkow
– This is Mkallah
– This is Tetsemi

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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The AIE Podcast #386 – Blade of Whoa, or Woe? https://aie-guild.org/blog/2022/05/the-aie-podcast-386-blade-of-whoa-or-woe/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-386-blade-of-whoa-or-woe https://aie-guild.org/blog/2022/05/the-aie-podcast-386-blade-of-whoa-or-woe/#respond Mon, 23 May 2022 23:35:39 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=330019 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Destiny 2 is New, New, New this Tue, Tue, Tuesday We have a Mini Raid Team wrap up for WoW First Fridays are for Flashpoints GW2 needs your kegs and wine bottles And, […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Destiny 2 is New, New, New this Tue, Tue, Tuesday
    We have a Mini Raid Team wrap up for WoW
    First Fridays are for Flashpoints
    GW2 needs your kegs and wine bottles
    And, we have Dankinia here to talk to us about AIE in ESO

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #386 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mkallah: To my left is Tetsemi: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Dankinia who is here to talk to us about AIE in Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

Sunday – WoW Classic 2 pm Eastern
Sunday – STO 8:30 pm Eastern
Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Tuesday –
Wednesday –
Thursday – FFXIV (Sprout Raid) 10:00 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV (Mount Farming) Various times, usually starting at 8pm EST or later
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 425: World Boss Multi-Tag
https://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-425-world-boss-multi-tag/

We like to hunt world bosses and with multi-tag and fast spawn things are a little different in the 7.0 era.

Also, check out https://www.newoverlords.com/ for another new podcast called Behind the Games where Jeff (Max) and Sema interview people working in the game industry and give you a glimpse behind the scenes about what’s going on in game development and marketing.

Working Class Nerds – Episode 152: Working Class Questions! (NSFW)
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/10650489-episode-152-working-class-questions

Marcus and Nick are joined this week by GREAT friend of the show Joey Fetta, and the three of them answer questions posted in our discord by YOU! Enjoy!

Fleet Action Report – Episode 97 Heart of the Storm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImGmsUGQNTI

In this episode of Fleet Action Report; Nikodas and Grebog are taking the fight to the Terran Empire. It’s into the Heart of the Storm event where we’ll be taking on 2 new episodes and 1 new TFO.

Boards & Swords 196 – A Final Fantasy TCG? Pirate Pathfinder Board Game, Out of Context Comments
https://boardsandswords.com/blog/bs196

A better look at that Runescape board game, Embracer Group buys up more IPs, did you know there’s a Final Fantasy TCG? All this plus we take a look at some out of context comments made at Warhammer Fest!

NOMADS
New World

The server merge to Valhalla went smoothly a few weeks back and things are mostly quiet as the community waits for updates and new content to shake things up. We have a handful of players that log in a couple times a week though so if anyone did want to try it out or get something going they can post up in the channel and rally the troops.

Star Citizen
Free fly for Star Citizen this week for invictus week. See the Nomads channel in discord for details, a pinned post for referral codes.

As always if anyone wants to do some multi crew stuff they can reach out to Jehdai.

Destiny 2
With the new Season coming this Tuesday. The clan had a ton of fun for Clan Night on Tuesday.
This week will be an off night for clan night as we start the new story content and get into the BRAND NEW DUNGEON!!

Look for the new trailer coming this Tuesday morning!!

Division 2
The Division 2 has seen a resurgence with the latest title update 15, and new Season 9: Hidden Alliance season content. New gear, systems, and a game mode: Countdown have drawn a handful of AIE clanmates back into the game.
https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/the-division/the-division-2/expansion/warlords-of-new-york/season-9

Lost Ark
The game continues to receive new content, the May update included the new Destroyer class. Many of the guild members are now solidly into tier 3 and completing end-game raid content.
Please see the game’s discord channels if you’d like to know more!

WoW
Kiddie Aggro defeated the heroic Ry-gelon in Sepulcher of the First Ones and is currently in an epic battle to rid the Shadowlands of the Jailer before he destroys all of creation.

Alliance Team Hell Froze Over began Heroic Sepulcher this week, downing 2 bosses. Their progression team So Let’s Go Skating has Heroic Halon-druss (aka Murder Crab) on the menu tonight. Oh, last minute update, they are currently enjoying those crab cakes!!!

Noob Raid took out one boss in Sepulcher and the weekly world boss. A few more experienced raiders would make a big difference to our scrappy Guild runs. Oh and in case you are wondering, Kini has tanked the floor 75 times so far this year.

Alliance side is also highly active in Mythic Plus runs and we’re working to spread some of that to energy to the Horde, with Midnight Mythics 2-3 nights a week. Mythics are a great way to gear and increasingly vital to WoW endgame activities.

WoW Classic
More newcomers leveling, joining us before Wrath #10ForWrath

Sunwell Plateau (the last raid of Burning Crusade) is open and its difficulty (it is the un-nerfed version) has surprised many players, used to steamroll the rest of the expansion

Dungeon nights on Sunday and Wednesday continue as well!

SWTOR
Flashpoint Fridays are back! Join Maellung on the first Friday of the month to run the flashpoints of your dreams. Content is tailored to the people who attend and could include taking advantage of things like double xp or completing missions.

MFNs continue to run on Tuesdays nights. Ideas about what to do for MFN nights are welcome!

May the 4th brought a new companion pet, the P1-XL Probe Droid, and a week of double XP.

We have Ops opportunities on two of our teams. If you want to give Ops a try, give a shout out in discord. Specifically, that would be Albuspuer for TACO (Sunday nights, 7:30-9:30 Central, Imp side) and Balto for Where’s the Cantina (Monday nights, 7:30 Central, Pub side).

ESO
See Game Notes

FFXIV
AIE Map Nights, Saturday at 9:30pm EST, are still a popular event. Be a level 90, have access to all of the zones, and loot, prizes, and general merriment will be your reward. We use Level 90, 8-player maps. You do not have to bring a map to join, but if you do wish to bring one for the group to use, we are looking for the Timeworn Kumbhiraskin Treasure Map.

AIE is also hosting Sprout Raids on Thursday nights at 10pm EST. These raids will vary in levels, as we go through all of the 24-player raids in each expansion. So far, we have completed all of the Crystal Tower and the Shadow of Mhach raid series. Currently, we are working on the Rabanastre raid series. We completed The Royal City of Rabanastre last week and will be moving on to The Ridorana Lighthouse. We look forward to all of you “prime” people there on Thursday for another fun spout raid. (The joke is that one boss can tell you to stand in prime numbers to avoid getting hit from his attack. Yes, FFXIV has a math boss.)

Thanks for all of your support and energy in FFXIV. As the patches start hitting and more content is available, AIE in FFXIV will be here. Thanks!

STO
The colony is still progressing through the final tier, tier 5.

Thursday nights at 11pm is fun night. Next week we plan on having a KDF fun night. Let everyone get their KDF captains out and get them some fresh air and exercise.

Heart of the Storm event is going on now. It has a great ground set. May be the best in game.

Monday’s at 11pm eastern come watch Fleet Action Report live https://twitch.tv/grebog

Next episode Nikodas and Grebog will be back on their new character challenge captains to hit level 60 and maybe push for 65 while live. We will also discuss all the new unlocks at level 60 and 65.

GW2
Living world Season 1 Episode one is happening right now. . And, in case you didn’t know, LWS1 will be free for all forever, since it’s super old content. (also keep that in mind while playing through it, the style of storytelling has evolved so much since this was released).

Currently the guild is working on upgrading the tavern which will allow for better guild wide buffs. We are in need of Empty Kegs, or the materials to craft them, (See Pinned post in discord). We also need bottles of Elonian Wine (or the gold to purchase them), and lots of Elder wood planks, Mithril Bars and Varies Leather Squares.

Jehdai is still looking at getting strikes going once more people get through the story. Mandatory Fun Nights are Mondays at 9:30 eastern, as well as dungeons and more happen monthly.

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

GAME NEWS
– Since the anniversary event is over, we’ve been diving back into 12 person Trials.
– If we only have 9-11 we do one of the easier ones using our companions.
– we had 12 people last week so we decided to go into Cloudrest for the first time and were able to clear it.

The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle comes out June 6 for PC/Mac and June 21 for consoles. High Isle is the newest chapter and we get to dive into the culture of the Bretons with a zone main story, six new delves and world bosses, two new public dungeons, a new trial, two new companions, and a deckbuilding game called Tales of Tribute where you can play against other players and npcs and earn things like furniture and cosmetics. And of course there will be new gear and collectibles. I’m hoping at least one of the new companions won’t get upset when you use the Blade of Woe like the two current companions do.

When it launches we will also get Update 34 which is a base game patch. Some of the changes will be the ability to include Mundus Stones in your saved armory builds, a new Quick Select Wheel on PC, and of course I expect to see some changes to abilities and gear based on the notes I’ve seen about the PTS.

What’s a good Addon Manager for ESO? – Minion is what pretty much all of us use for Addons in ESO. It is pretty simple to set up and keep updated. The downside, is it won’t automatically install any library dependencies when you install the add on so you have to make sure you install them as well.

What Addons do you recommend? – So many.
For getting around in the world
Votan’s Minimap, Votan’s Improved Quests, Votan’s Improved Locations, Ravalox QuestTracker, Map Pins

For crafting
Dolgubon’s Lazy Writ creator, Potion Maker, Votan’s fisherman, Votan’s Fish Fillet, Lost treasure and if I’m going to sell though the crafting/trading guild I use Tamriel Trade Center. I don’t run TTC all the time though because it is resource intensive.

Just for fun in groups – LovelyEmotes

Are there addons that keep you on track with the main story quest and/or the Dominion, Alderi, etc. tracks?

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

I’m @Dankinia on Twitter and Twitch.

If you have a question or comment about our show, you can email us at podcast@aie-guild.org. You can also follow us on Twitter. The show is at @aiepodcast. Mew is at @themewkow, Mkallah is at @cyberwaif,and Tetsemi is at @ivorytiger. We record live with video every other Sunday at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific. You can join the chatroom and play along with us on our website at https://aie-guild.org/podcast-live-stream/ and our Discord server for chat at https://aie-guild.info/discord . And for past episodes, you can see them on our Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/TheAIEPodcast ! Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://andrewallenmusic.com/

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

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

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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The AIE Podcast #385 – Star Trek Online: Polaron Dancing https://aie-guild.org/blog/2022/04/the-aie-podcast-385-star-trek-online-polaron-dancing/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-385-star-trek-online-polaron-dancing https://aie-guild.org/blog/2022/04/the-aie-podcast-385-star-trek-online-polaron-dancing/#respond Sun, 24 Apr 2022 15:27:33 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=319612 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… WoW! We’re flying on Dragons … soon (™) Raising the caps and counting loses in SWTOR Has anyone seen the Lost ARK? Tavern crawls, I mean construction is going on in GW2! And […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    WoW! We’re flying on Dragons … soon (™)
    Raising the caps and counting loses in SWTOR
    Has anyone seen the Lost ARK?
    Tavern crawls, I mean construction is going on in GW2!
    And we’re transporting into the STO Fleet with Grebog and Nikodas!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode 385 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Abovan: – (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Nikodas and Grebog 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

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

Sunday – WoW Classic 2 pm Eastern
Sunday – STO 11pm Eastern
Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Thursday – FFXIV (Sprout Raid) 10:00 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV (Mount Farming) Usually starting at 8pm EST or later
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 421: Level Sync Stat Talk
https://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-421-level-sync-stat-talk/

What are bolster and level sync? What do they do to our stats? What changes are coming? That’s right… back by popular demand… it’s stat talk!

Working Class Nerds (NSFW) – Episode 149: Free Ride Games!!!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/10482938-episode-149-free-ride-games

Marcus and Nick sit down with Destiny Streamer, Twitch Partner, and the all around amazing community-having king, Free Ride Games!!! The three of them chat about their recent Destiny and gaming escapades, Nick talks about his busy week and they even have Sidebars within Sidebars about comic book storylines! Enjoy!

You can find more of Free Ride Games at: https://www.twitch.tv/freeridegames

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

F.A.R. Grebog’s New Character Challenge Captain level 41 to 49
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP-nrVbGHn4

Grebog spends the night running from 41 to 49 on his new character challenge captain.

WoW
Noob Raid will be checking out Sepulcher of the First Ones in Normal for the 2nd time tonight.

WoW 10.0 – Dragonflight has been announced, with a new 4 zone area, new playable race with it’s own class, a revamped talent tree, dragon riding, and much much more!

WoW Classic
Sunwell (last raid of Burning Crusade) was on PTR, so it will be dropping soon… and the un-nerfed version to start with, so rivers of tears are coming our way, up to the mountaintop of M’uru, the nightmare of all (and true boss of Sunwell).

Nerfed version will come a few weeks/months later, as the un-nerfed is no joke.

Blizzard announced Wrath of the Lich King in 2022 (so surely October or November)

More people are logging in and joining, so we are hopeful to have 10 for Wrath

SWTOR
In SWTOR, we’re looking forward to updating to 7.0.2, which will include some fine tuning on new systems and currencies that were new with 7.0. Notably, caps have been raised on the currencies that are the easiest to get. Some of the currencies that were the biggest bottlenecks have been tweaked to drop slightly more often. A big change for PvPers is that losses in war zones will now count toward weekly targets. This will bring conventional PvP more in line with GSF for making progress on Conquest and Galactic Seasons. This update will come on Tuesday this week!

Also… Max and Sema will be doing this week’s SEPC tonight after the AIE Podcast (8:30ish central). Showing some SW cosplay and other stuff from PAX East, which is still in progress.

FFXIV
We have added another weekly event, Sprout Raid! This event, which runs Thursdays at 10PM EST, will take the members of AIE through the 24-player raids in the game. The first 3 weeks were a resounding success, completing all 3 of the Crystal Tower Raids.

We will be continuing Sprout Raid in the upcoming weeks, with the next raid on April 28th, going into the Void Ark. This is a level 60 Raid, available at the end of the base Heavensward expansion. Hope to see you there.

The other events, mount farms (Fridays) and Map Nights (Saturdays) are still in play and we’d love to see you there as well.

ESO
Cool things the guild has been doing:
– The last few weeks have been spent taking advantage of the Anniversary event cake and doing the dailies as well as checking out the new Prologue quest for the next Chapter release.
– Trials!!! We’ve bravely gone in to 12 person content with 10-11 people and were successful in both killing bosses and having fun.
– If you are interested in running dungeons for pledges we have two dungeon groups that occasionally need someone to fill in. Check out the Undaunted Enclave channel in Discord for more information.

Things planned or coming up for the guild:
– Trials on nights we have 12 people online for MFNs and zone clears when we don’t.

STO
See Game Notes

LOST ARK
Activity in Lost Ark continues to be steady with more than 20-30 players logging in each day. Consolidation into the primary, most progressed, guild of Aie Communitas. If you do not yet have a character in this guild please contact Durus or Dethode for more information. At our current growth we should obtain level 8 by next weekend.

The April update and patch have arrived: Battle for the Throne of Chaos. https://www.playlostark.com/en-us/game/releases/throne-of-chaos

* The new continent of South Vern is available to continue the story of Lost Ark.
* A new martial artist class balancing Glaive and Spear weapons between two different stances: the Glavier.
* The Feiton powerpass is available to progress your character quickly to tier 2 and the continent of Feiton.
* A new system, the Ark Pass, was introduced with varying levels from free to two paid tiers of premium and super premium. Each tier offers different types of rewards like many seasonal passes introduced in other games. The current pass is dubbed “Noble Banquet” and lasts from April 21 to July 14, 2022.
* There are new items in the store, including skins, mounts, and pets.
* Other shiny things.

Daily activities in the guild continue. Do not forget to speak up in-game, in the global chat to group with guildies.
If you have any questions, there are always knowledgeable vets lurking in the public AIE discord lostark channel.

GW2
Living world Season 1 Episode one is happening right now. (I am not sure what the release schedule is for the new [old] content). What I do know is that LWS1 will be free for all forever, since you know its super old content. (also keep that in mind while playing through it, the style of storytelling has evolved so much since this was released).

Currently we are working on upgrading the tavern which will allow us to have better guild wide buffs. We are in need of Empty Kegs, or the materials to craft them, (See Pinned post in discord). We also need bottles of Elonian Wine (or the gold to purchase them), and lots of Elder wood planks, Mithril Bars and Varies Leather Squares.

Jehdai is still looking at getting strikes going once more people get through the story. Mandatory Fun Nights are Mondays at

LOTRO
The 15th anniversary event is live and with that Update 33. To celebrate 15 years lotro has some awesome new perks for both free-to-play and VIPs. There are also some limited time account wide gifts to those at least level 2 during the anniversary event to pick up through May 10th. The gifts are for both free-to-play and VIPs. VIPs will get additional account wide gifts.

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

GAME NEWS
Primary Target
STO!
Don’t need to be a Star Trek fan
Space vs Ground

Detail FTP vs Pay to Win
T5 vs T6 Ships
Yearly freebies
Convert Dilithium to Zen (real-world currency)

Talk about new character challenge
Why we’re doing it and what rules we’re following
What we’ve learnt thus far

Talk about Fun Nights
Secondary Target
Fleet Action Report
Why we started a video podcast
Video vs voice

Talk about some of the more interesting episodes
Polaron Dancing & Captain (Anti)Proton
Deepdives
Fleet Status Update

Talk about hitting T5 Starbase
The work it took, what we’ve unlocked, and how do we still earn credits
Work still ongoing for Colony World & KDF Fleet

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

Fleet Action Report video podcast: http://fleetactionreport.com
Twitter livestream for FAR and Fun Night: http://twitch.tv/grebog
Twitter livestream for Nikodas & daughter: http://twitch.tv/nikodas555

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. Abovan is at @abovan, Mew is at @theMewkow, Mkallah is at @cyberwaif,and Tetsemi is at @ivorytiger. We record live with video every other Sunday at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific. You can join the chatroom and play along with us on our website at https://aie-guild.org/podcast-live-stream/ and our Discord server for chat at https://aie-guild.info/discord . And for past episodes, you can see them on our Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/TheAIEPodcast ! Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://andrewallenmusic.com/

Next time, we’ll be talking to someone in some show. So until then, AIE…

– This is Tetsemi
– This is Abovan
– This is Nikodas “See you… out there”
– This is Grebog “Live Long and Prosper”

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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The AIE Podcast #384 – Cakes and Dailies! https://aie-guild.org/blog/2022/04/the-aie-podcast-384-cakes-and-dailies/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-384-cakes-and-dailies https://aie-guild.org/blog/2022/04/the-aie-podcast-384-cakes-and-dailies/#respond Wed, 13 Apr 2022 15:36:45 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=314750 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… We’re two manning his show ESO is taking advantage of the XP and getting it done AIE is expanding into lots of spaces STO is on unlock And, I (Abovan), am here to […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    We’re two manning his show
    ESO is taking advantage of the XP and getting it done
    AIE is expanding into lots of spaces
    STO is on unlock
    And, I (Abovan), am here to talk about FFXIV

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #384 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mew: To my left is Abovan: – (catch phrase here). And, Tetsemi and Mkallah are off tonight, something about a kid and a birthday and eating large amounts of cheese and chocolate for dinner. This week we are joined by special guest and temporary co-host, Abovan, who is here to talk to us about AIE in FFXIV Welcome!

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

AIE News

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights- please note, there are some changes to the schedule

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

Sunday – WoW Classic 2 pm Eastern
Sunday – STO 8:30 pm Eastern
Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Tuesday – Destiny?
Wednesday –
Thursday – FFXIV (Sprout Raid) 10:00 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV (Mount Farming) Various times, usually starting at 8pm EST or later
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 421: Level Sync Stat Talk
https://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-421-level-sync-stat-talk/

What are bolster and level sync? What do they do to our stats? What changes are coming? That’s right… back by popular demand… it’s stat talk!

Working Class Nerds (NSFW) – Episode 147: Tom_Tom Tv Takeover!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/10406180-episode-147-tom_tom-tv-takeover.mp3

Marcus and Nick sit down with one of help streamers in Destiny 2 Tom_TomTV. This was an amazing conversation. We even have something Top secret in this episode. DONT TELL NICK!

Tom_Tomtv Link: https://www.twitch.tv/tom_tomtv

Mad Max Warhammer, Firefighter RPG, Best Games for On The Go – Boards & Swords #193
https://boardsandswords.com/blog/bs193

Philip is recovering from Vegas, so Chris got Shaun from the former “All the Bits” podcast to come on the show and talk about a few games that are great to play on the go. Also, a brand new version of Catan got announced, a popular RPG maker is making a game where you play as First Responders, and much more!
Note: In the show, I mention a video game that was recalled because of South Park, here’s the details: https://kotaku.com/when-south-park-got-an-ea-sports-game-pulled-off-the-sh-5818372
Fleet Action Report – Episode 91 Fashion Day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOiq3X5y4hs

In this episode of Fleet Action Report, Nikodas, Grebog, and special guest TabbythaGames take you through the true end game of Star Trek Online. That is right, we go into space barbie.

WoW
In WoW Raid team news this week: Noob Raid got their first kills of Kel’Thuzad and Sylvanas, the final bosses of Sanctum Domination. Thanks to the WITT Raid team for their help! Dankinia would like to start on the new Raid – Sepulcher of the First Ones – next week if we can get a full 20 people for LFR. Come join us!

Alliance side team Hell Froze Over is 8/11 Normal in Sepulcher, freeing the dominated King Anduin from the Jailer’s grasp. (Dun dun dunnnnnn!)

Behind the Curve and the Filthy Casuals are both 4-11 Normal in Sepulcher. Next target: The Angry Crab.

WoW Classic
Zul’Aman (10man troll raid) has opened its doors. Come get your Amani War Bear by saving all the prisoners in the time allocated

(Zul’Aman is a catch up raid, for those that don’t have Black Temple and Mount Hijal on farm)

SWTOR
Our Operations teams have two openings. Where’s the Cantina is looking for a DPS on the Republic side on Monday nights at 7:30 Central. TACO is looking for a DPS on the Imperial side on Sunday nights, also at 7:30 Central.

During our MFN on Tuesday nights, we’ve been working toward Conquest and Galactic Seasons targets. Recently, now that a lot of people have reached the new max level of 80, we have added Operations back into the mix. So far the new scaling has worked out pretty well for us.

We’d like to field a team to go on the Public Test Server to check out the new Operations bosses when they become available again. Keep an eye on discord for when that might be.

ESO
Cool things the guild has been doing:
– We’ve been taking advantage of the Bonus XP events and doing dailies for the gift boxes.
– Trials!!! We’ve bravely gone in to 12 person content with 10-11 people and were successful in both killing bosses and having fun.
– If you are interested in running dungeons for pledges we have two dungeon groups that occasionally need someone to fill in. Check out the Undaunted Enclave channel in Discord for more information.

Things planned or coming up for the guild:
– Celebrating the 8 year anniversary of ESO by eating cake and doing dailies
– Trials on nights we have 12 people online for MFNs

FFXIV
See Game Notes

Destiny 2
The Destiny 2 clan is growing and growing. Now that were settled into the Witch queen and The Season of the Risen the clan is working towards that all powerful pinnacle gear cap. We are having Clan Night Tuesdays at 9pm est.

We work on all the weeklies and help clan members if they need help with something specific.
Hope to see you there Tuesday nights!

Lost Ark
The Lost Ark Guild has progressed to level 7 and will soon be unlocking the maximum guild shop level for purchasing the most advanced materials for character progression. More than 30 players remain active across the guilds, and many members are advancing into Tier 3 and will be rising to the challenge of the Argos raid very soon. Weekly events for completing Guild Tasks, Abyssal dungeons and Saturday evening LAF’N continue. Now that we’ve achieved larger capacity in the first guild, we are attempting move players who do not yet have a character in this level 7 guild so they make take advantage of the benefits offered. Contact Durus or one of the officers to help move your characters!

The game is free to play, and we’ll take all the help we can get finding that darn Ark!

STO
The fleet has unlocked everything it can at the Starbase including the last construction project of upgrading the transwarp gateway. The latest addition in the unlocks are the elite hangar pets at the space equipment vendor. Which means you can pickup the best hangar pets in game now.

Colony is still moving along quite nicely. All the hard work with the holdings is greatly appreciated.

First Contact Day event had started. The rewards is a A600 synth as a combat pet. (If this sounds a bit odd to you, don’t worry it does, to us, as well.)

We have Fleet Fun Night on Thursdays at 11pm Eastern. Nikodas and Grebog host Fleet Action Report live at twitch.tv/grebog every Monday at 11pm Eastern. This next Monday we will be covering the latest event, First Contact Day.

GW2
Currently we are working on upgrading the tavern which will allow us to have better guild wide buffs. We are in need of Empty Kegs, or the materials to craft them, (See Pinned post in discord). We also need bottles of Elonian Wine (or the gold to purchase them), and lots of Elder wood planks, Mithril Bars and Varies Leather Squares.

Jehdai is still looking at getting strikes going once more people get through the story. Mandatory Fun Nights are Mondays at <9:30pm ET>. and dungeons and more happen monthly.

LOTRO
15th Anniversary event runs 4/20-5/11. Update 33 should be dropping around that same time. Update 33 will bring some awesome stuff for free-to-play players.

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

GAME NEWS
FFXIV patch 6.1 THIS WEEK! Tuesday!

Now, there may be spoilers, so let’s get into the spoiler mood…

The Titanic. It sinks.

Darth Vader was indeed Luke’s Father

Maggie shot Mr. Burns

All of Eorzea is saved. Zenos is dead. The Scions have disbanded. The Hydaelyn and Zodiark storyline has concluded and the first steps of the new storyline will be starting on Tuesday.

So, now that we have spoiled it all, how we get there is awesome. One of the most satisfying gaming experiences that we have ever had. Seriously. You owe it to yourself to go play it. Seriously.

Thankfully, the game has resumed the free trial and game sales so if you haven’t played it, you can play it. Free trials are capped at level 60, but do include all content from the base game, the 1st expansion, all of the patch content, and jobs from that expansion. That includes the Dark Knight job, which is so well written, it is considered a preview of the current expansion story themes (which was written by the same person, Natsuko Ishikawa).

On Tuesday, we get the next chapter of the FFXIV story. This is like “phase 2” or what happens after Avenger’s Endgame. Fresh stories. We don’t know much about where it is going to go, but we are sure that it will be awesome.epic, and worth playing.

Quick Hits of new patch features.

More MSQ
Conclusion of the role quests. Required to complete all of the 4 other role questlines in Radz-at-Han.

New Ex Trial, Endsinger.

New story connecting the end of Endwalker and Omega, the Stormblood raid series.

New Unreal Ultima’s Bane – Ultimate Weapon raid, iLevel 560, capping at 565.

Lots of changes to the ARR experience.

MSQ Dungeons revised.

Duty Assist to fill out a group for people that do not wish to use the duty finder

Players are not locked to either, so if you feel like people one day, NPCs the next, you can swap all you want.

Cape Westwind is now a solo trial.

Castrum Meridianum is 4 player with extensive changes to the flow of the dungeon.

Praetorium is now a 4 player dungeon with lots of changes.

Ultima Weapon moved from the dungeon to a 4 player trial, added to the newly imagined MSQ roulette.

Lahabrea will now be a solo duty.

New PvP, Crystalline Conflict

Push the cart, I mean the Crystal!
5v5
Matches are capped at 5 mins in length.
All characters with jobs at level 30 or higher are eligible.
Casual, ranked, and custom matches available.
Rewards are season based, along with the return of the GARO Collaboration

New Alliance Raid
Myths of the Realm Part 1: Aglaia
24-player, matched content
Also great as a gearing catch up mechanic.

New Tribe quests.

New Hildabrand

New Tataru’s Grand Endeavor
More glam plates, with the glamor dresser expansion planned in a future patch.

Mog Station items are able to be “tried on” in your inn room

Player “Adventure Plates”. Like a FFXIV business card, customizable in game and searchable. Player info and customizable portrait.

FC News

Starting up a new event, Sprout Raids!

Thursdays at 10:00pm EST.

We will be cycling through the 24-player raid series. Each raid will be announced in Discord, but will be done in a predictable format.

Usually, these will take 45 mins to an hour to complete.

Pretty straight forward, forgiving raiding experience.

First 3 ARR Alliance Raids are required to continue on to Heavensward.

Great turnout for the first run of this event. Plenty of room for more, so we hope to see you there.

Friday Night Mount Nights! A community grass roots event, starting at 8:30-ish, but the time varies, so pay attention to Discord for exact start times. Go though the game’s EX trials for mount drops. This starts at level 50 and has about 4 mounts per expansion that can be acquired.

Saturday night map nights. Treasure maps will be run at 9:30pm EST. Casual, but highly profitable content. Many times, the map portals will be an item on the Adventure’s Tails book, so a great way to fill out the book for the week as well. Again, bringing a map is not required, but highly appreciated if you do.

Want to help out with maps? The unlock to be able to decipher a map starts in Wineport and can be done in about 5 to 10 mins with cutscenes.

Have other event ideas that you want to run with, or just bounce ideas off of people? Just speak up in the #ffxiv channel in discord! We’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts.

We can’t wait to usher you through your FFXIV experience. Plenty of friendly faces, voices, and characters to play with during your time in FFXIV. Drop on down in the #ffxiv channel, say hello. Even if you are just starting out, we’d love to be part of your journey.

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

If you have a question or comment about our show, you can email us at podcast@aie-guild.org. You can also follow us on Twitter. The show is at @aiepodcast. Mew is at @themewkow, Mkallah is at @cyberwaif,and Tetsemi is at @ivorytiger. We record live with video every other Sunday at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific. You can join the chatroom and play along with us on our website at https://aie-guild.org/podcast-live-stream/ and our Discord server for chat at https://aie-guild.info/discord . And for past episodes, you can see them on our Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/TheAIEPodcast ! Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://andrewallenmusic.com/

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

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

This is Mew
This is Abovan

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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The AIE Podcast #383 – Winter…Khaaaan! https://aie-guild.org/blog/2022/03/the-aie-podcast-383-winter-khaaaan/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-383-winter-khaaaan https://aie-guild.org/blog/2022/03/the-aie-podcast-383-winter-khaaaan/#respond Mon, 21 Mar 2022 15:18:58 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=302263 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… We have Max and Sema And Marcus and Grebog and Nikodas Here to wrap up the AIE WINTER CON! All that and more coming up right now… Podcast Audio Raw Video Open Welcome […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    We have Max and Sema
    And Marcus
    and Grebog and Nikodas
    Here to wrap up the AIE WINTER CON!

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Welcome to episode #383 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Host 1: To my left is Tetsemi – (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by a coterie of guests who are here wrap up the AIE Wintercon!
Let’s go around the room and say hi and say what’s we’ve been up!

Grebog
Marcus
Max
Nikodas
Sema
Tet
Mkallah

Before we get into the AIE con, we want to get a Real time update on the Starbase from Grebog and Nikodas:

AIECon Winter 2022 Wrapup
Links to all events are available in the show notes and in Discord. There is a whole AIECON channel in Discord where you can see what all of the fun was about! And, I want to start this off by giving a big thanks to Kini for organizing this whole con. I can’t tell you how many times this week she has IM’d me and asked me if she was crazy for doing this. She wants to thank EVERYONE who took part in the events and who joined in on the fun! If you have ideas for the next AIECON, please reach out to Kini or in the con discord channel to get the ball rolling.

Schedule

AIECon Winter 2022 Schedule

AIECon Winter 2022 Flyer

Saturday

Guild Town Hall
We started off the weekend with a Saturday Guild hall hosted by Dankinia
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1430474218

Board Game Panel
Hosted by AlbusPuer with discussion of games played and upcoming board games.

Podcast Panel (with help from Sema and Grebog)

Marcus – https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1430876790
Wanna start a podcast panel? There are some notes and links, to software and hardware, in the #podcasts-and-panels channel under the AIECON Winter 2022 area.

Casual Games- Kini and Red hosted Casual games, which included a ton of Jackbox – evidently, one needs to watch out for AlbusPuer in Murder Trivia Party! Kini, Red, and Tabby all hosted streams (Tabby’s was on going at the time we were writing notes, but will link as soon as we have it!)

Kini – https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1430585174
Red – https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1430995437

Board Game Arena, Forgotten Waters
Forgotten Tides – https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1430706978
This is Xcamr’s brother’s game, it was played by@Balto @Katsumi @zombotanist @Nightshade @Killian Wargear and @redrum and apparently @Balto killed Lil’ Gertie which AlbusPuer took exception to 😛
Forgotten Waters Virtual Board Game

D&D – Duskmire, Pelell, DPRoberts
Pelell – Saturday Night’s Main Event

DPRoberts – The heroes of Griffon Riders!

The Heroes of Griffon Riders map
Heroes of Griffon Riders Roll20 collage

WoW – Noob Raid
And what would a Saturday night be without a Noob Raid?
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1431040245

Sunday

Trial of Style – Horde and Alliance were hosted GustyTail
Anirra was the winner because she has played WoW for years and never done Trial of Style before. She had never even been to a Barber Shop! She is a complete convert now.

Anirra, Ponairi, Krispybacon and Crwthe (me) did several runs on Alliance side. Ponairi and Gusty ran on Horde. I was late starting that one because my D&D with DPRoberts went long. How odd!

Trial of Style – Alliance
Trial Of Style - Alliance Side - Characters

Tabby – Casual Games
https://www.twitch.tv/tabbythagames
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1431863754

Board Game Arena

D&D – DPRoberts
Return of the Perpetual
Return of the Perpetual Map
CLOSE

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

If you have a question or comment about our show, you can email us at podcast@aie-guild.org. You can also follow us on Twitter. The show is at @aiepodcast. Mew is at @themewkow, Mkallah is at @cyberwaif,and Tetsemi is at @ivorytiger. We record live with video every other Sunday at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific. You can join the chatroom and play along with us on our website at https://aie-guild.org/podcast-live-stream/ and our Discord server for chat at https://aie-guild.info/discord . And for past episodes, you can see them on our Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/TheAIEPodcast ! Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://andrewallenmusic.com/

:In THREE WEEKS, Mew and Abovan will be talking about FFXIV. So until then, AIE…

– This is Mkallah
– This is Tetsemi
– This is Grebog
– This is Marcus
– This is Max
– This is Nikodas
– This is Sema

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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The AIE Podcast #382 – Destiny 2: Kicked into Orbit https://aie-guild.org/blog/2022/03/the-aie-podcast-382-destiny-2-kicked-into-orbit/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-382-destiny-2-kicked-into-orbit https://aie-guild.org/blog/2022/03/the-aie-podcast-382-destiny-2-kicked-into-orbit/#respond Mon, 14 Mar 2022 20:23:34 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=299509 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Get AIE Con on your Calendars PIE for Moogle Treasure Trove End of Dragons is Nigh Lost Ark is adding to the fun… nights And joining us to explain why he’s responsible for […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Get AIE Con on your Calendars
    PIE for Moogle Treasure Trove
    End of Dragons is Nigh
    Lost Ark is adding to the fun… nights
    And joining us to explain why he’s responsible for ½ of the 70 million Guardian deaths in Destiny 2 is Marcus “Guardian Down! … RIP That Guy!” B814!

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Welcome to episode #382 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Mkallah: – (Hey folks, there are dark chocolate caramel brownies with a pretzel crust in the guild kitchen ). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Marcus who is here to talk to us about AIE in Destiny 2 Welcome!

Destiny 2
Clan growing
Clan Night: Tuesdays 9pm
Streaming
Thank you!

Ok, we’ll be digging into Destiny 2 shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Community
The AIE Con 2022 will be taking place the weekend of March 19th and 20th which is next weekend. We will kick off the weekend with the AIE Town Hall at 1pm EST on the 19th and follow up with sessions for board games, D&D, casual games, and end the weekend with an epic podcast with hosts from various AIE adjacent shows. For the full schedule and to sign up check out the AIE discord.

Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

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

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 417: Legacy of the Spoilers

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 417: Legacy of the Spoilers

Time’s up. The embargo on spoilers is lifted. Time to talk about the 7.0 story.

Working Class Nerds
Episode 144: Doritos Saves the Day!!!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/10230365-episode-144-doritos-saves-the-day.mp3

Marcus and Nick sit down with Doritos, friend of the show and Nerds Community Super-Member! The trio talk about the new Kenobi Trailer, criticize SWTOR’s 7.0 expansion, and talk about Nick’s love life (lol). Enjoy! – NSFW!

Fleet Action Report – Nikodas New Player Challenge Levels 13 to 19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhLNjsONMIE

Nikodas and his daughter are running their new KDF recruits all the way to level 19!

NOMADS
If you’re playing Elden Ring, add AIEguild to your group passwords and enjoy whatever that adds to the game.

WoW
AIE’s raid teams are chomping their way through the newly released Sepulcher of the First Ones. Kiddie Aggro downed 7/11 bosses on Normal difficulty and 1 boss (aka Pokeball) on Heroic. Go Team!

Hell Froze Over (Alliance side) defeated 3/11 bosses on Normal while Behind the Curve and Filthy Casuals are at 2/11 bosses. Our Teams are recruiting so if anyone is interested check the Discord #raidteam-recruitment or #raidteam-news channels.

Next weekend as part of AIE Con 2022, Gustytail will be leading Trial of Style runs on Sunday March 20. This twice a year event is a chance to show off your favorite fashions while judging everyone else’s look.

WoW Classic
We have a small group that gets together on most Wednesday nights (and sometimes Sundays) to knock out group quests and/or do dungeons. AIE in The Burning Crusade on Mankrik is a quiet place to be and a nice server. If that sounds good to you, or you’d like to level up to get ready for Wrath, we have bags in the guild bank for you

SWTOR
One of our Operations teams, TACO, has room for 1 full time DPS player. They run on the Imperial side on Sunday nights at 8:30 Eastern No experience or gear required. Our other Operations teams are full, but frequently need fill-ins. We have teams running on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights. It’s always worth checking on those nights to see if there are openings if you feel the need for a little raiding.

We are still settling into the Legacy of the Sith expansion. With the new content, story skips, gearing tracks and other new features, it’s a lot to process. Feel free to ask questions in the swtor discord channel and join us on Tuesday nights where we make progress together.

Maellung is planning a return of Friday Night Flashpoints

ESO
Cool things the guild has been doing:
– Public dungeons, hunting world bosses, and clearing zones of Skyshards.
– Trials!!! The last two weeks we’ve bravely gone in to 12 person content with 10-11 people and were successful in both killing bosses and having fun.
– If you are interested in running dungeons for pledges we have two dungeon groups that occasionally need someone to fill in. Check out the Undaunted Enclave channel in Discord for more information.

Things planned or coming up for the guild:
– Trials on nights we have 12 people online for MFNs
– The new DLC dungeons leading to High Isle come out on March 14th for PC and we will be grouping up to run them for MFNs the week they release.

FFXIV
The FFXIV Chapter has lots of stuff going on and we’d love you to be a part of it.

First off, a reminder that the suspension of new game purchases has been lifted. Furthermore, if you just wanted to check out the game on its free trial, well good news everyone! The free trial has been resumed! So, now you can check out everything that FFXIV has to offer! Come for the adventure, dungeons, and loot, stay for the pretty glamours!

In game, we have a few events to bring up. Starting March 14th, the yearly event “Little Ladies’ Day” starts up. If you happened to be listening to our voices after Tuesday, go to Ul’dah, Steps of Nald and start up the yearly event. It changes from year to year, with new rewards every year. If you happen to be reading the show notes, here is the link -> Little Ladies’ Day 2022 | FINAL FANTASY XIV, The Lodestone. If you want to see the link, check the show notes at aie-guild.org.

Also starting up on Tuesday, the 14th, The Moogle Treasure Trove! Get the Irregular Tomestones from doing various activities in the game, and you can trade them in for some cosmetics that may no longer be available or difficult to get on your own. Again, if you are reading the show notes, here’s the link. Moogle Treasure Trove the Hunt for Scripture | FINAL FANTASY XIV, The Lodestone. (Visit the aie-guild.org to see the link!) This event will run until the launch of patch 6.1. Speaking of which…

Patch 6.1 is on the horizon! While we don’t have an exact date, we do have “mid-April” as an approximate time frame. A whole slew of new things, such as more MSQ, dungeons, trials, Trials (like beast tribes but with a more respectful name), the return of Hildibrand (Abo’s note: YEAAAAAAH!), new Ultimate trial, and likely the most interesting change is the Improvements to the ARR 2.0 quests. Some people just don’t like group content. We get it and totally understand if you want to run completely solo. Now, AIE will be here for you, as we always have been. But, if you just want to log on, do your own thing, and be able to run dungeons as a solo player, the “Trust” system is going to be extended out to the base 2.0 game. This means any dungeons or trials that come up, you can chose to run them with a group of story relevant NPCs similar to the trust system that was started up in Shadowbringers and Endwalker.

There’s much more patch content new to talk about, so hopefully the AIE Podcast will have us on shortly (wink:wink) to talk about it in more detail.

In FC news, we are running multiple events over the week. Map Nights, Saturday nights at 9:30 EST, is still a hit and still has room for you. It’s fun, casual content, with extreme rewards for lining those Gil coffers. We do ask that you have completed the MSQ or at least unlocked all of the zones. You do not need to bring a treasure map, but it is always apricated if you do. If you do bring a map, we are looking for the “Kumbhiraskin” maps, as they are made for a group and has the chance to spawn the bonus portals.

For the FC buffs, remember to activate the Heat of Battle 3 buffs on the weekends. We “cook” up the grade 3 buffs during the week so that we can get that extra bump in XP on the weekends. Any one with the “member” rank or higher can refresh buffs or invite new people to the FC for that matter.

Remember, Discord is usually the best place to get a hold of the FFXIV member of AIE. So come on down, say hello, and we can help you get setup in the exciting adventures of FFXIV!

STO
The fleet is making another big step forward as the Fabricator is upgrading to tier V. This is the final project for the Engineering branch of the Starbase.

Science branch is closing in being able to unlock it’s final tier V project as well. And that will make all sections of the Starbase Tier V.

The colony is still moving along nicely with it’s projects.

STO has started a red alert event. But as this is a short event, likely going to have an announcement of the next event soon. (Probably this week)

We have Fleet Fun night on Thursdays at 11pm Eastern. Nikodas and Grebog host Fleet Action Report live at twitch.tv/grebog every Monday at 11pm Eastern. This next Monday we will be checking back in on the new character challenge we have been running.

GW2
End of dragons is here!

We unlocked the Cantha Guild Hall this past week, and we need your help to upgrade and decorate it. We are looking for people that want to make our guild hall a home by decorating it, and we need help acquiring the materials to upgrade the hall.

Currently we are working on upgrading the tavern which will allow us to have better guild wide buffs. We are in need of Empty Kegs, or the materials to craft them, (See Pinned post in discord). We also need bottles of Elonian Wine (or the gold to purchase them), and lots of Elder wood planks, Mithril Bars and Varies Leather Squares.

Jehdai will be looking at getting strikes going once more people get through the story. Mandatory Fun Nights are Mondays at

LOTRO
Tier 3 of the new raid has arrived in the latest patch. Producer’s letter is expected to be published this week. The spring festival returns on March 17th and runs through April 6th. The spring festival will bring a new pet and some housing decorations. Come join us for some fun in the maze in Bree-land. There is some fun things in the works for the kinship, so stay tuned for some upcoming fun.

LOST ARK
Lost Ark enters into its second month of release. AIE continues to have strong participation within the community. Over 50 members logging in nearly each day, playing characters across four guilds on the NA East Regulus server.

Some members have already achieved Tier 3 content and gear. Between new players and veteran player’s alts, there are daily groups running through daily and weekly group content such as chaos and abyssal dungeons as well as the guardian raids.

Beginning next weekend, on Saturdays from 8PM – midnight Eastern, we’ll be hosting weekly “Fun Nights” with a focus on the Adventure Tome zone completions. You don’t need to show up at 8 or go until midnight, this is just the general window of time most may be on. Explore the world and collect rewards.

If you have any questions, or wish to join AIE in Lost Ark, visit the AIE discord’s Lost Ark category or hop into the voice channels. The usual crew is happy to help and answer any questions you may have.

And with that, let’s get back to Marcus and find out what’s going on in Destiny 2.

GAME NEWS
The witch queen came out on 2/22/22

I was talking with Durus and after talking with him he passed the clan founder title to me… I swear he had his finger on the transfer button! But some awesome things have been happening in game!

THE WITCH QUEEN CAMPAIGN AND CONTENT
The Witch Queen is looking to be one of the biggest expansions we’ve ever seen for Destiny 2, and it’s filled with the kind of content you’d expect from a new Destiny update. There’s a new campaign (now with a Legendary variant), new activities, Savathun’s Throne World destination, a new raid, and more coming over the next few weeks.

THE GLAIVE
The Glaive is a completely new weapon type in Destiny 2: The Witch Queen. A cross between a spear, a gun, and a shield, The Glaive is the game’s first first-person melee weapon. It uses Special ammo, and players can fire explosive bolts from its tip. By dealing damage, Guardians activate a special shield that protects the user from damage. There’s at least one Legendary Glaive in the campaign, and a unique Exotic Glaive for each class.
WEAPON CRAFTING
Weapon Crafting is an oft requested feature in the Destiny community, and it’s finally here with The Witch Queen. Players will be able to craft a series of weapons (although some will remain random roll only), selecting specific perks and personalizing their guns for years to come. Bungie will continue to add to the system each season, adding more and more weapons to craft and level up.

VOID 3.0
Void 3.0 is the first Light subclass conversion to the Darkness (Stasis) system. All of the previous Void Supers will still be available, but there is also a host of new Aspects and Fragments for players to check out. Bungie will move the Arc and Solar subclasses to the same system later this year.

GAMBIT CHANGES
Gambit has felt like the forgotten child of the three playlists in Destiny 2, but it’s getting some key upgrades in the new expansion. Invaders should be less frequent and less impactful, and the Primeval phase is going to last much longer, and be nearly impossible to melt.
EXOTICS AND EXOTIC TUNING
Destiny 2’s latest expansion adds 14 new Exotics: six armor pieces, five weapons, and three class-specific Glaives. Bungie’s already revealed most of these Exotics (which you can check out here), but there are a few that we won’t discover for a few days or, potentially, weeks.

BALANCE CHANGES
Every new expansion or season comes with a balance patch. This time around, the changes are mostly focused around some of the abilities in the game, namely the ones in Void 3.0. There’s also a host of weapon archetype changes, but not as many as we saw in the Bungie 30th Anniversary patch a few months ago.

This week at Bungie, it’s all about the Vow of the Disciple World First race.

What a wild week it’s been. It feels like just yesterday we were announcing The Witch Queen, and now we find ourselves on the doorstep of a World First raid race. This is the weekend that many of you have been waiting for, strategically planning your Power gains and grabbing armfuls of snacks from grocery store shelves. In under two days, the race begins. Let’s get you up to speed.

If you’re new to Destiny or have yet to engage in a raid, this is the pinnacle of our endgame content. Players around the world are challenged to compete, decoding devious puzzles while engaging in heavy combat through multiple activity encounters. We’re not just talking a few enemies here and there, but hordes of combatants clawing away at lives and time while players race to the finish line. We expect no different from Vow of the Disciple with multiple teams at the final boss trading attempts at reaching victory.

Now, let’s talk rules. The World First race for Vow of the Disciple will take place in Contest Mode. This is a unique variant of the raid, only offered for the first 24 hours, capping every Guardian at a specific Power level to ensure an even playing field. We announced last week that 1530 Power is your target, as this will be the highest Power your Guardian will perform at against the enemies you face. Here’s a quick bulleted list for all who are in the hunt for the World First win:

Vow of Disciple Race timeline
Start: Saturday, March 5, 10 AM Pacific
End: Sunday, March 6, 10 AM Pacific

Contest Mode:
Contest Mode will cap all players at 20 Power below each encounter of the raid for the full 24 hours of the race.

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

If you have a question or comment about our show, you can email us at podcast@aie-guild.org. You can also follow us on Twitter. The show is at @aiepodcast. Mew is at @themewkow, Mkallah is at @cyberwaif,and Tetsemi is at @ivorytiger. We record live with video every other Sunday at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific. You can join the chatroom and play along with us on our website at https://aie-guild.org/podcast-live-stream/ and our Discord server for chat at https://aie-guild.info/discord . And for past episodes, you can see them on our Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/TheAIEPodcast ! Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://andrewallenmusic.com/

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

Next week, we will be on with a wrap up on AIECON. 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 #381 – SWTOR:Lawful Evil and Willing to Burn! https://aie-guild.org/blog/2022/02/the-aie-podcast-381-swtorlawful-evil-and-willing-to-burn/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-381-swtorlawful-evil-and-willing-to-burn https://aie-guild.org/blog/2022/02/the-aie-podcast-381-swtorlawful-evil-and-willing-to-burn/#respond Mon, 21 Feb 2022 16:18:16 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=294833 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… AIE Raids Lost Ark The Free Company Workshop is open for business More Fleet Milestones Stand by for an assault on the GW2 Guild Hall And, we have Max and Sema here to […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    AIE Raids Lost Ark
    The Free Company Workshop is open for business
    More Fleet Milestones
    Stand by for an assault on the GW2 Guild Hall
    And, we have Max and Sema here to talk about Legacy of the Sith

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Welcome to episode #381 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Mkallah – (Hey, guys, there are dark chocolate brownies with a pretzel crust in the guild kitchen.) We are in the Mewless formation this evening, but we do have two special guests Sema and Max who are here to talk to us about AIE in SWTOR Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into this weeks news shortly, but before that, let’s get back to Sema and Max and find out what’s going on in SWTOR.

GAME NEWS
You’ll just have to listen …

AIE News

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

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

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 415: Live Legacy of the Sith
https://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-415-live-legacy-of-the-sith/

Max and Sema, you know them! They are willing to burn and the burning has begun. 7.0 is here and they dig in.

Working Class Nerds – Episode 141: Konquered by Kitties!!!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/10102862-episode-141-konquered-by-kitties.mp3

Marcus and Nick are joined by not only the legendary Kitty Kissz, but ALSO Kitty Treets!!! Watch out, this episode is definitely spicier than usual, but it’s a wild ride of fun. The foursome chat about SWTOR’s disappointing expansion, dive into Kitty Treets and Kitty Kissz’s DUAL STREAMING! Enjoy!

Find more of Kitty Kissz at:
https://www.twitch.tv/kittykissz

Find more of Kitty Treets at:
https://www.twitch.tv/kittytreets

Treets’ fave stream moment: Super sauce on Kitty’s pants
https://youtu.be/KEPvIwkWyGg?t=511
Kissz fave stream moment: Danny Trejo…who? – Treets w/ Kitty
https://youtu.be/KEPvIwkWyGg?t=212
Marcus’ fave stream moment: Kittykissz 2K Love Reaction Video
https://youtu.be/3ZOE9e9qUlI

Fleet Action Report – Ep 84 A Call to Arms TFOs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6gsZuUMgiU

Fleet Action Report, Grebog and Nikodas are headed back into the TFOs. We explain any mechanics in the featured TFO, and how you can beat the TFO while getting the most marks for reward. We start with the two TFOs that are part of the current 12th Anniversary event, then see what we get in the TFO random queue.

Boards & Swords #190 – Sports Games, $350 edition of Tsuro, New edition of Libertalia
https://boardsandswords.com/blog/bs190

Apparently there was a “big game” recently? Something about sports? To celebrate, we’re talking about some sports related board games and video games! Oh, and magic the gathering isn’t as hot as it used to be?

NOMADS
AIE in Lost Ark

The hotly anticipated MMO ARPG officially launched just over a week ago, on February 11th. It has already made Steam history with over 1.3 million concurrent users in a single day, ranking 2nd only to Public Battlegrounds.

It experienced some launch challenges, as many new MMO titles do, that prevented new players creating characters on servers that friends had been playing on during the 3 day head-start. However, this lasted only a day and new character creation restrictions were rarely in place for long as the server populations have stabilized across the various servers and regions. More information concerning these issues, relevant compensatory gifts offered, and more has been communicated on the game’s official website: https://playlostark.com/

Alea Iacta Est’s presence is on the NA East Region’s Regulus server and we are currently accepting invites to “Aie Fidelis”. The game’s guild feature is unlocked after you acquire your first mount quest reward, and is accessible from the Community Menu in the game’s interface.

Four guilds have been established in response to the initial interest in the game from the AIE Gaming Community in launch. Guild capacities are set initially to 30 members with an increasing cap up to 100 as the guild levels. This cap has been raised to 32 in two guilds which have already achieved Level 2. Guild progression and participation are important components to the growth of players’ characters as well as the guild. Each week, a portion of earned contributions is donated to the guild and a bonus reward of player currency is distributed to players based on their weekly contributions across activities from weekly guild tasks, daily donations or aid given to ongoing research projects, to simply logging in each day.

The plan is to continue increasing the guild capacity of the guilds until such time as they can support the “main” characters of all playing within a single guild or two. We will maintain the other guilds and support their growth for any overflow in interest as well as alt characters that are important to any other character’s progression as many elements are the game are shared across an account’s roster of characters on that server.

Guild event planning is underway and will include meetups for daily and weekly activities, other ongoing systems’ progression such as Adventure Tome completions, Mokoko Seed Hunt nights, and more. Stay tuned in to the AIE public discord server’s Lost Ark game category for more details.

If you are interested in the game and have questions, feel free to visit us in the text and voice channels in discord, or download the free game and join us on NA East Regulus to play with the 50-plus members currently enjoying the world of Arkesia.

Current members, remember to keep up those daily donations to spur guild growth and ask for an invite to the region-wide custom chat channel to connect with players across all four guilds!

WoW
WoW 9.2 launches on Tuesday with a bunch of quality of life improvements, a new daily area, and a raid coming soon (not ™).

WoW Classic – we are looking for a few more people when Wrath comes out. #lookingfor10

ESO
Cool things the guild has been doing:
– Public dungeons, hunting world bosses, and clearing zones of Skyshards.
– If you are interested in running dungeons for pledges on Monday Nights, we have two dungeon groups that occasionally need someone to fill in. Check out the Undaunted Enclave channel in Discord for more information.

Things planned or coming up for the guild:
– Trials on nights we have 12 people online for MFNs
– On the 17th the PvP event in ESO started, feel free to post in Discord to coordinate efforts and group up for the event. We won’t be doing this as part of MFN due to the faction requirements and Kini’s dislike of PvP.
– The new DLC dungeons leading to High Isle come out on March 14th for PC and we will be grouping up to run them for MFNs the week they release.

SWTOR
See Game Notes

FFXIV
XIV recently had it’s latest live letter! While the last expansion was named “ENDwalker”, it’s far from the end of FFXIV, and the adventure continues! They announced the overall plans for the 6.0 patch cycle, and some highlights include:
1. Graphics update! Higher resolution textures, improved lighting, shadows and more. Will be updated over the entire patch up to 7.0
2. The adventures of Hildibrand returns
3. New Deep Dungeon
4. Scaling difficulty 4-man dungeons, code named “Criterion” Dungeons
5. Further adjustments to the ARR main story quest, including the ability to journey into ARR story dungeons with NPC avatars

And more! The free trial also returns February 22nd, so if you’re curious about FFXIV, hit us up in discord and join us on the Goblin server in the Crystal Data Center.

Weekly guild activities continue with mount farming on Fridays and map night on Saturdays.

The Free Company Workshop is open for business! The current log of the airships, submarines, and FC construction projects are logged in discord in the #workshop-log channel.

If there is something that you would like for us to create or farm up for you in the workshop, you can message an officer in discord to get the request in. Due to the queue of players requesting things, as well as the RNG of the expeditions, it may take some time for your desired item to be delivered.

Some examples of things you could request are housing “skins”, minions, rare crafting materials, and rare orchestration rolls.

STO
The fleet is currently collecting fleet marks for upgrading the Starbase to tier 5. Another huge milestone for the fleet.

The anniversary event still going, which rewards aT6 ship. This is a really nice variety, the Jarok Alliance Carrier. You only have until the 24th to get your needed 20 days of activities, however you can buy out any progress you need with Zen, the in game currency.

The Klingon Recruit event is also still ongoing. You can unlock special rewards and account wide rewards through various tasks you compete while playing. You only have to get the communicator device that tracks progress before March 9th. The tasks you can complete on your own schedule.

They have started the new year long event campaign, which will reward a lockbox ship, 2 T6 100% free ship coupons, or 1,500 lobi. The first event for this is The Borg Resurgence. They have remastered two space and one ground TFO fighting the Borg. You have until March 15th to get 14 days worth of progress. Once complete you get a console that allows you to assimilate an enemy target, three TFO reward boxes with your choice of a specialization point or ultimate tech upgrades, and 25k dilithium.

We have Fleet Fun Night on Thursday at 11pm est, and Nikodas and Grebog host Fleet Action Report live at https://twitch.tv/grebog every Monday at 11pm est. This Monday starts the new player challenge for the show.

GW2
End of Dragons is coming in 8 days, (or the 28th if Jehdai can’t math). If you need an invite into the guild please post your Name dot numbers in discord and tag an officer. (ie Jehdai.5769). You can find this information when you log into the game on the character select screen in the top right hand corner, or in the Contacts and LFG menu in game. Don’t forget you can represent the guild by checking the box next to our guild name (Alea Iacta Est Xiphos) in the guild panel. (100% representation is not a guild requirement, but it is nice to see folks active in the guild).

Stand by for an assault to unlock the new guild hall, Jehdai will be setting this event up shortly after end of dragons launches.

MFN at is Monday’s at 9:30 Eastern. Expect more stuff to happen during this slot when the expansion launches.

Dungeons and more (check discord for timing)

Lots of stuff in the guild bank, please use it.

Message #gw2

LOTRO
Update 32 ‘Rangers and Ruins’ is live. That means Erebor housing is available for purchase, the Legendary Item Reward Track is set, and The Angle of Mitheithel is open for exploration. Also the ‘Hiddenhoard of Abnankara’ raid is due soon.

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

If you have a question or comment about our show, you can email us at podcast@aie-guild.org. You can also follow us on Twitter. The show is at @aiepodcast. Mew is at @themewkow, Mkallah is at @cyberwaif,and Tetsemi is at @ivorytiger. We record live with video every other Sunday at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific. You can join the chatroom and play along with us on our website at https://aie-guild.org/podcast-live-stream/ and our Discord server for chat at https://aie-guild.info/discord . And for past episodes, you can see them on our Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/TheAIEPodcast ! Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://andrewallenmusic.com/

In three weeks, we’ll be talking to Guest in Game. So until then, AIE…

– This is Tetsemi
– This is Mkallah

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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The AIE Podcast #380 – WoW: Incubus for the rest of us https://aie-guild.org/blog/2022/02/the-aie-podcast-380-wow-incubus-for-the-rest-of-us/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-380-wow-incubus-for-the-rest-of-us https://aie-guild.org/blog/2022/02/the-aie-podcast-380-wow-incubus-for-the-rest-of-us/#respond Mon, 14 Feb 2022 16:06:28 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=293636 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… February is filled with the love of games… so many games Sith Happens PvP in ESO Huge congrats to the STO Fleet! And, we have GustyKoo here to talk to us about AIE […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    February is filled with the love of games… so many games
    Sith Happens
    PvP in ESO
    Huge congrats to the STO Fleet!
    And, we have GustyKoo 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 #380 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 Gusty who is 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
Just a quick heads up. We have SWTOR Expansion launching on Feb 14th, Destiny 2 Expansion on Feb 22nd, and now WoW 9.2 Patch on Feb 22nd, Guild Wars 2 Expansion on Feb 28th, along with Lost Ark launching. Going to be a busy back end of the month. (edited)

Community

Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

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

Streaming and Guild Podcast News

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 414: Legacy of the Sith Eve
https://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-414-legacy-of-the-sith-eve/

With only a few days left before 7.0 we’ve decided to team up again with Working Class Nerds for another joint episode and talk about what we’ve been doing, what we are excited about coming in 7.0 ,and what we each expect to be doing first.

Working Class Nerds – Episode 140: SWTOR Escape Pod Cast Mash-Up!!!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/10055996-episode-140-swtor-escape-pod-cast-mash-up

Marcus and Nick are joined by the legendary duo: Max and Sema from SWTOR Escape Pod Cast!! This episode is a formatting blend of the two shows, where the four of them break down what they’re looking forward to from SWTOR’s upcoming 7.0 expansion: Legacy of the Sith!! Enjoy!

Find more of Max and Sema at: https://www.twitch.tv/newoverlords

Boards & Swords #189 – Runescape is going to be a board game? Games from our childhoods
https://boardsandswords.com/blog/bs189

A Batman version of Detective? People shelling out millions for Marvel Zombies, and we talk about those “classic” games that we grew up playing in our childhoods.

Fleet Action Report Ep 83 Best Served Cold
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRQY9FIwYn8

Fleet Action Report, a Star Trek Online video podcast; Nikodas and Grebog intend to finish the Cold War! Ending the threat posed by the Breen to the Deferi people. Will they uncover the reason for this unwarranted attack?

NOMADS
Board game night is still running 1st and 3rd Thursdays off every month. We start at 7:30PM Central and go until about 9:30. We always have room for more to join, and wish that you would come join the fun.

Lost Ark
The AIE Gaming Community has entered into the newly launched NA/EU version of the MMO ARPG: LostArk. It is an MMO that includes popular ARPG elements with millions of players worldwide. Journey through the land of Arkesia, seeking out fragments of the lost ark to put a stop to the demonic invasion that threatens the world.

AIE is currently playing on the NA East Regulus server. Note that character restrictions may be temporarily appearing to help curtail new account creations on heavily populated worlds. They are being lifted periodically as populations stabilize to allow players to join friends on these servers. It may require a game restart for it to accurately reflect on the server list. Should you have one character on the server, these restrictions will not apply to your account. If you do see a queue in excess of two or three thousand, it moves quickly.

Join over 40 members of AIE in the game as they take on dungeons, raids, weekly tradeskill tasks, and much more. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop by the Lost Ark category in the AIE Community Discord.

WoW
In WoW news, Raid Team Where is the Tank got their Ahead of the Curve achievement, defeating the Dark Lady Sylvanas on Heroic difficulty. Congrats to WITT!

Oh and then there was this: Blizzard announced the long awaited Patch 9.2 will launch on Tuesday, Feb 22 — in just over a week! But wait, there’s more: Future Patch 9.2.5 will bring cross faction dungeons, raids and PvP to WoW. Our Alliance Raid Team, Hell Froze Over has fulfilled their name’s prophecy. There was much rejoicing!

SWTOR
The Wednesday night ops team is looking for a full time dps. We run from 9-11 eastern on the Imp side. No prior ops experience is needed. We run story mode ops.

In Swtor it’s all about that xpac. “Legacy of the Sith” is launching on Tuesday this week (the 15th). If you ask people what they are looking forward to the most, it’s probably the next installment of the story. Many systems are getting an update too. If you’ve been thinking about dipping your toes back into Star Wars: The Old Republic, now is a pretty good time. It won’t matter if you remember how to do things, or not. It’s all new again. If you would be brand new, come check it out too. You’ll be figuring it out with us.

Because this is normally how major updates go, we are predicting smooth sailing and no server restarts! YMMV….

Join us in discord on Tuesday the 15th at 9PM. We’ll be hanging out in voice while we explore the newness. It will be a spoiler free zone, though!

ESO
Cool things the guild has been doing:
– Public dungeons, hunting world bosses, and clearing zones of Skyshards.
– If you are interested in running dungeons for pledges on Monday Nights, we have two dungeon groups that occasionally need someone to fill in. Check out the Undaunted Enclave channel in Discord for more information.

Things planned or coming up for the guild:
– Trials on nights we have 12 people online for MFNs
– On the 17th the PvP event in ESO starts, feel free to post in Discord to coordinate efforts and group up for the event. We won’t be doing this as part of MFN due to the faction requirements and Kini’s dislike of PvP.
– The new DLC dungeons leading to High Isle come out on March 14th for PC and we will be grouping up to run them for MFNs the week they release.

STO
Our Fleet Starbase’s shipyard just got upgraded to Tier 5, which is huge! It gives us access to the best fleet ships available.

The anniversary event is also going on, which awards a free T6 ship, and a pretty good one at that, the Jarok Alliance Carrier. It only runs through the 24th and you need 20 days worth of activities, but you can buy out missing progress with Zen, the in-game currency.

The Klingon Recruit event is also happening, which lets you create a new Klingon character and complete special tasks to earn account wide rewards. And while all the rewards take awhile, you only need to get the progress tracking item by Mar 9 which is only a short way into the tutorial.

We have Fleet Fun Night on Thu at 11p est, and Nikodas and Grebog host Fleet Action Report live at https://twitch.tv/grebog every monday at 11p est.

Activity and attendance at both of these as been ticking up, and more are always welcome.

FFXIV

GW2
End of Dragons is coming on 2/28/2022.

Jehdai will be setting up a group night shortly after launch to unlock the new guild hall. Stay tuned to the GW2 discord Channel for scheduling and more information.

Dungeons and More (usually monthly check discord for scheduling)

Come join us in Cantha!

Also the guild bank is full of potentially useful items, please take what you need, if you need something that you can’t withdraw ask an officer to pull it out for you.

LOTRO
Update 32 scheduled to go live on Wednesday. This update brings a new account-based legendary reward system that starts at level 45. If you reach the end of the track there is a repeatable goal for more rewards. New region that will take players from Trollshaws to “Angle of Metheithel”. The new region is free to VIPs and available in the lotro store. All accounts have the benefit of a premium wallet and the gold cap has been lifted for non-VIPs. Finally one of Smaug’s last treasure hoards has been opened and the Dwarves of Erebor have moved to reclaim it! Join them in owning a piece of Middle-earth, in the Great Hall under the mountain (aka new premium housing area). Erebor housing includes features like swimmable gold goins, and life sized chess/checker boards.

And with that, let’s get back to Gusty and find out what’s going on in AIE in World of Warcraft
GAME NEWS
The past two weeks have seen some amazing news in World of Warcraft. Patch 9.2 will launch in just over a week and will bring a new zone: Zereth Mortis, New Raid: Sepulcher of the First Ones, new pets, mounts, transmog —- and players will be able to equip TWO legendary items (note: some restrictions apply.) Our Raid Teams are shaking off the dust and will be looking for new members. Anyone interested please check the Raid Team Recruitment and News channels in Discord! With the new legendaries coming, I plan to organize a guild event to gather mats, because it’s going to take a lot. With the new legendaries coming, I plan to organize a guild event to gather mats, because it’s going to take a lot.

One other thing coming with the patch is a male counterpart to the Warlock succubus pet. The Incubus is unabashedly sexy and I am interested to see the response. When I started playing WoW, I was uncomfortable with the succubus’ behavior but shrugged it off along with the popular joke, “There are no girls in WoW.” Times have changed and the Incubus is part of that.

Moving on – There’s excitement in our Alliance Guild Virtus regarding the cross faction play coming in future Patch 9.2.5. They can’t wait to join Noob Raid on Saturday nights. Virtus is also very active in running Mythic Plus dungeons and thanks to them I’ve actually been enjoying this content. I’d like to encourage Mythic groups on Horde side and cross faction play may be one path toward this.

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

If you have a question or comment about our show, you can email us at podcast@aie-guild.org. You can also follow us on Twitter. The show is at @aiepodcast. Mew is at @themewkow, Mkallah is at @cyberwaif,and Tetsemi is at @ivorytiger. We record live with video every other Sunday at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific. You can join the chatroom and play along with us on our website at https://aie-guild.org/podcast-live-stream/ and our Discord server for chat at https://aie-guild.info/discord . And for past episodes, you can see them on our Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/TheAIEPodcast ! Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://andrewallenmusic.com/

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

Next time, we’ll be talking to Max and Semat in Star Wars. 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 #379 – GW2: Dragons behaving badly https://aie-guild.org/blog/2022/01/the-aie-podcast-379-gw2-dragons-behaving-badly/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-379-gw2-dragons-behaving-badly https://aie-guild.org/blog/2022/01/the-aie-podcast-379-gw2-dragons-behaving-badly/#respond Mon, 31 Jan 2022 17:23:52 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=291068 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Gusty’s new guild challenge is too too cute SWTOR- Return of the Hype- or, the Hype strikes back, take your pick ESO- Trials planned, and bosses killed Zoot’s a running (mount farms) in […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Gusty’s new guild challenge is too too cute
    SWTOR- Return of the Hype- or, the Hype strikes back, take your pick
    ESO- Trials planned, and bosses killed
    Zoot’s a running (mount farms) in FFXIV
    And, Jehdai is here to talk to us about AIE in Guild Wars 2!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #379 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Tetsemi: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mkallah: Hi folks, there is boozy bread pudding and apple tarts in the guild kitchen). This week we are joined by special guests Jehdai who is here to talk to us about AIE in Guild Wars 2 Welcome!

Before we start in on the news, let’s get back to Jehdai and find out what’s going on in Guild Wars 2- because there is a lot!.

GAME NEWS

GW2 Podcast Notes

  • Game Overview
    • Mechanics
      • Hybrid Action/tab targeted combat
      • Every zone is scaled to you, so all content is current content
      • No gear treadmill
      • Level Cap has and always will be 80
      • Integrated wiki
        • /wiki <search term> will open you system web browser on the search page
        • SHIFT-<left click> will put a chat code for the clicked item on the current chat input and that works as a search term for /wiki.
    • Story overview with as little spoilers as you can.
      • (most of the story is fully voice acted)
        • Style change when season 2 starts.
      • 1-80 (Personal) story  Hero’s Journey Kill the death dragon
      • Season 1 – Crazy Salad Lady destroys the world and wakes up plant dragon
      • Season 2 – Finding the plant dragon
      • HoT – Kill the plant dragon
      • Season 3 – 2 dragons are dead, odd things happening, Last living member of the bad race from GW1 appears, and wants to help kill dragons,  hero gets a pet dragon
      • PoF – Human god goes nuts in the desert
      • Season 4 – PRAISE JOKO,  Crystal dragon is on a rampage.
      • Ice Brood Saga: Pet Dragon is all grown up,  , Big Cats(Charr) Civil War, Ice and Fire dragons want to kill each other
  • What’s different if you haven’t played since launch:
    • Gliding from Heart of Thorns.
    • Mounts from Path of Fire + Season 4
    • Roles
      • Tanks, DPS, Healers, buffers
    • Game has different things to do at end game now
      • Dungeons
      • Fractals – slight better dungeons
      • Raids
      • Strikes – single boss raid encounters
      • Dragon Response Missions
      • World vs World PVP
        • Being revamped
      • Structured PVP, 5v5 instanced
        • Mostly Conquest/CTF mode
    • Gear
      • Ascended gear
        • Slightly better than Exotic Gear
        • Only needed for Fractals
          • Optional for everything else
        • Account bound and can be shared with all your characters
        • Can change stats at a cost
      • Legendary Gear
        • Same stats as ascended (but can stat swap with no cost)
        • No cost transmog
          • If your endgame is Fashion Wars, this is a big help
        • New way to get, through collections.
          • The game gives you enough mats to make 1 weapon per year through daily login rewards
        • Not just weapons
          • Armor can be obtained through Raids and sPVP
          • 2 accessories can be completed completing collections associated with LWS3 and 4.
          • Amulet can be obtained through return to dragons meta event, or sPVP
          • Rings can be obtained Raiding or WVW
          • Backs are from Fractals, WvW or sPVP
        • Can be copied to all of your characters through legendary Armory
    • Classes:
      • New Class Revenant
        • Introduced in heart of thorns
          • Channels heroes and villains from GW1 to gain power
          • Heavy Armor
      • Elite Specializations
        • Each class has 2 Elite specializations to choose from
          • These are unlocked with Hero points
            • CT Hero Points give 1 HP
            • Expansion HPs give 10 HP ( but harder)
              • Community run Hero Point trains happen often
        • Several Classes gain the ability to heal
          • Current meta is Rangers, Guardians and Necros for the strongest healers
    • Mastery System
      • Secondary progression system after hitting level 80.
      • Points are gained through achievements or they are floating out in the world
      • Most unlock story critical or zone specific buffs
        • There are a few that generally good for everything
    • Base Game is Free to Play
      • https://help.guildwars2.com/hc/en-us/articles/230165307-Guild-Wars-2-Account-Types-Free-Core-HoT-PoF
      • https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Account#Free_accounts
      • The restrictions are mostly there to make botting less viable. eg:
        • No daily login rewards
        • Chat/Mail restrictions
        • Fewer character and bag slots
        • Limited TP access
      • There is a staged set of unlocks to access content. Examples: level 10 to get into a non-starter map. Level 15 for Lion’s Arch. Level 60 for WvW.. Usually these unlock for the whole account at once.
      • Unranked SPvP is unlocked at level 2 and scales players to max levels with its own no cost gear system. Completely viable to play as a F2P. Ranked PvP unlocks at SPvP level 20.
      • No mounts EXCEPT there is mount rental for festival races  and for the rollerbeetle races..
  • The Expansion: (or why is jehdai on the podcast)
    • Sometime in Feb, it will drop
    • Adding Cantha – East Asian fusion  themed area that was in GW1
    • New Elite for each class
    • 2 person Turtle mount, with guns
    • Fishing
    • Boat Mount
    • 4 new zones
    • New Masteries
    • New Legendary Weapons
    • New Strike Missions
    • New Guild Hall – We will be relocating from where we are to this one
  • What you can do before the Expansion drops:
    • AIEx is on Dragonbrand, in the US zone.
      • If you can’t get into DB that is OK, be sure to be in the US zone if you want to play with AIE.
      • The only thing that realm matters for is WvW, and that is scheduled to change in the next year where it goes to a guild based system.
    • Fresh Start
      • You will need both expansions (sold with End of Dragons right now) and I highly recommend grabbing the living world stuff.
        • A lot of story stuff happens in the living world.
        • Just doing them, and the stuff for Return to Dragons will get you a legendary amulet
      • At a minimum this is what I would do to prep for the expansion
        • Be 80 (either do it the long way, or boost)
          • The boosted gear is really good now
        • Start Heart of Thorns
          • Unlock gliding
        • Then start Path of Fire
          • You get the Raptor Mount right away
          • Unlock Canyon jumping for your Raptor
          • Go to the zone up north and get your Bunny, and the zone down south and get your skimmer. (you can get these after you unlock
        • Catch a HoT HP Train in LFG
          • Do the entire run, there will be one HP you can’t get in TD
        • Unlock your first Elite Spec
        • Then do a path of Fire HP train ( or do it solo, or with a friend, the Path of fire ones don’t’ need a big group)
        • Unlock that second spec
        • Do the last episode of Season 4
          • Start Skyscale Grind (this is time gated)
      • Now you can do whatever you want. You will be able to glide, and you will have 3 mounts, plus the skyscale. I would play through the story at this point and work on unlocking my mount masteries.
        • If you want to unlock your 3rd elite spec right away, you will need about 250 HPs.  If you boosted you will have to go back to central tyria to get these.
        • It’s worthwhile to go to each zone and unlock all the way points. You get a gold star next to your name if you explore all of CT.
    • Not a Fresh Start
      • Get your skyscale
      • Finish all of your return to zone Metas to finish the return to dragons meta and get your legendary amulet (this is the cheapest legendary in the game as it only costs time).
      • The community does a lot of cool stuff to keep you busy
        • Infusion trains – Start at pinata in Crystal Oasis at reset and hit all the bosses that drop infusions (this is guild wars 2 endgame here, fashion wars)
        • HP trains on your main and your alt
        • The community runs a Raid Training discord where they train people the raid encounters
          • Raid Academy – ask either myself or Hushwolf for the discord invite (they might not all comply with our community standards, and they aren’t AIE, but it’s an excellent resource to start raiding).
      • Find a legendary item you like and start working on it.
      • Dailies
        • Do 3 of things and get 2 gold and some spirit shards
  • What is AIE doing?
    • We would like to bolster our active numbers
    • We (Jehdai) would like to move our guild hall to Cantha
    • Our MFN is Monday at Time (You’ll see Dejara in Discord)
    • Occasionally Maellung runs a dungeon night
    • I would like to get a dedicated group into Fractals, Raids, and Strikes

Thank you so much for all of that great information! Now, it’s time for this week’s news…

AIE News

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

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

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
WTOR Escape Pod Cast 412: Getting Gear in 7.0
https://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-412-getting-gear-in-7-0/

Bryant Wood, Bioware Systems Designer, posted some extensive notes on gearing in 7.0 including some new news. We break it down and talk through our plans for gearing up.

Working Class Nerds – Episode 138: Guardian Down Cast!!!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/9967450-episode-138-guardian-down-cast?t=0

Marcus and Nick are joined by Hazel and Gatr of the Guardian Down Podcast! Hazel and Gatr are the hosts of the Guardian Down Podcast which focuses on Destiny 2. The three of them chat podcasting, Star Wars, and of course Destiny 2’s upcoming expansion The Witch Queen!

You can find more of Hazel and Gatr at:
https://guardiandowncast.libsyn.com/
https://open.spotify.com/show/7BVJBQAH1Sg1lgF0v3c8Ct

Boards & Swords #188 – Essen is Bought, Tony Hawk the Board Game? (Feat. Beneeta Kaur!)
https://boardsandswords.com/blog/bs188
Now that the holidays are over, are things back to normal? Not entirely, as we have special guest Beneeta Kaur (twitter.com/beneeta_k) on to tell us what she’s been up to recently!

Fleet Action Report – Episode 81 It’s Very Cold in Space part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZPYl0Wg_wU

On this episode of Fleet Action Report, a Star Trek Online informational livestream: Nikodas and Grebog are called to defend the Deferi from a group of aggressive aliens. Who are those that would attack the delicate Balance of the Deferi, and can we stop them?

WoW
WITT’s All Monk Fun Run was postponed, as many of the participants are still gearing up. We look forward to seeing what a full raid Touch of Death will do bosses. Muhahahaha! There are plans afoot for an All Paladin run and a repeat of the All Druids in coming weeks. Anyone interested, contact Gustytail.

Gustytail also has a new Guild Challenge! This Wednesday is 02/02/2022, and clearly, the best way to observe this is to WEAR A TUTU — or your best approximation. In game or at home, embrace the silliness and twirl like no one is watching. Then post in pics or it didn’t happen.

Gustytail will be disappointed if @CyberWaif doesn’t have something suitable at the ready.

WoW Classic
Mount Hyjal and Black Temple have opened their doors to the unwary adventurers, piling up corpses sky high on their doorsteps… ah, adventurers and the attraction of new loot !

FFXIV
Map night continues! We’re entering the exciting Excitatron 6000 every Saturday at 9:30 pm eastern. Check the pins in the ffxiv channel for more info.

Our lovely community member Zoot is also running mount farms on Friday at 8pm eastern. Level requirement depends on what is being run, but it’ll generally adapt to whoever wants to come. Don’t be intimidated if you’ve never done an extreme trial before! They’re not as hard as the name Extreme might imply.

SWTOR
We are starting to feel the hype for 7.0. It’s just two weeks away. There are all kinds of ideas floating around for how to prepare and what things to do first. If you’d like to join in on that discussion be sure to join us in discord in the swtor channel.

Last week, the guild made a run at winning a planet in Total Galactic War. We fought the good fight, had a lot of fun, and put up more points than we ever have before. Early on in the week, it became clear that really only one other guild was even a challenge for us. We went neck and neck with them for most of the week, but on the weekend, they really poured on the steam and took a commanding lead. Afterwards, their guild leader congratulated us on a battle well fought and shared with us that they had not had more fun in swtor in a long time. It was a good week!

ESO
We’ve spent the last couple of weeks killing world bosses in Clockwork City and Summerset for the Daedric War Celebration so we could earn event tickets for the new pet and other rewards.

Trials are on the agenda on nights we have 12 people online for MFN’s.
We will also be doing our usual zone clears, public dungeon clears, and group delve runs.

At the global reveal live stream they announced the Legacy of the Bretons Year-long Saga and that the next chapter (expansion) is called High Isle.
The first DLC for 2022 is called Ascending the Tide and will come out on March 14th for PC and March 29th for console and kicks off the year long adventure with two new dungeons. The High Isle chapter will be released on June 6th for PC and June 21 for consoles. There are two additional planned DLCs (one dungeon pack and one story zone) that will come out later in the year.
The new chapter will explore the islands of High Isle and Amenos and involves a main story line that ties into the Legacy of the Bretons year-long saga. It brings with it a new in-game collectable card game called Tales of Tribute, a new 12 player trial, two new companions as well as new world events, delves, public dungeons, world bosses, and stand alone quests.
There will also be several updates and quality of life improvements.
Pre-purchases are on sale now and will grant immediate access to a new mount and pet. The pet is only available if you pre-purchase before April 4th. In addition, if you pre-purchase you will get a few additional rewards at launch such as a new costume, a pet, treasure maps, experience scrolls, and a crate.

STO
The fleet is about to take a massive step forward with fleet holdings. (By the time of the podcast) We have started working on unlocking the military tier V upgrade. This is a big project and every little bit will help us get this done.

The reason this is so big is it is the final upgrade for the military tier of the Starbase. It also means we will have access to all the fleet ships, minus one that comes from the colony. And most importantly once complete it will allow us to start working on the Starbase tier V upgrade.

Grebog wants to send a huge thank you all to the fleet for their hard work getting us here and their continued hard work on these projects.

Grebog has been asked what will this mean once we are done with all of these? How can I still get fleet credits? There will still be plenty of ways we can get fleet credits from provisioning projects to temporary boosts projects.

Fleet fun nights are every Thursday at 11pm. We do things from helping people level to running TFOs and event tasks.

GW2
See Game Notes above

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

If you have a question or comment about our show, you can email us at podcast@aie-guild.org. You can also follow us on Twitter. The show is at @aiepodcast. Mew is at @themewkow, Mkallah is at @cyberwaif,and Tetsemi is at @ivorytiger. We record live with video every other Sunday at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific. You can join the chatroom and play along with us on our website at https://aie-guild.org/podcast-live-stream/ and our Discord server for chat at https://aie-guild.info/discord . And for past episodes, you can see them on our Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/TheAIEPodcast ! Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://andrewallenmusic.com/

And now it’s time to play all of the great AIE member segment we received this week, including… Well, no segments this week, but if you want to try your hand at creating one, we would love to have you!

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

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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