Alea Iacta Est https://aie-guild.org A Gaming Community Fri, 13 Sep 2019 20:17:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 AIE Guild Photo in WoW Classic (Sept 15th 3pm EDT) https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/09/aie-guild-photo-in-wow-classic-sept-15th-3pm-edt/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/09/aie-guild-photo-in-wow-classic-sept-15th-3pm-edt/#respond Fri, 13 Sep 2019 20:15:04 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=100517   Join us this Sunday, September 15th at 3pm Eastern (server) for an AIE Guild Photo in WoW Classic!‬ ‪Meet in the Undercity courtyard and in AIE Discord voice chat. Summons will be available. We have prizes too!‬ ‪Wearing a […]]]>

 

Join us this Sunday, September 15th at 3pm Eastern (server) for an AIE Guild Photo in WoW Classic!‬ ‪Meet in the Undercity courtyard and in AIE Discord voice chat. Summons will be available. We have prizes too!‬ ‪Wearing a tabard is encouraged but not required to be in the photo!

If anyone wants to donate guild tabards or other unique items as prizes please mail them in game to Nevermore.

If you have questions, feel free to message Nevermore in game or reach out to us in the #wow-classic channel in AIE Discord

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The AIE Podcast #328 – Fly Romulan! https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/09/the-aie-podcast-328-fly-romulan/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/09/the-aie-podcast-328-fly-romulan/#respond Mon, 09 Sep 2019 15:55:04 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=100506 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mkallah: Guildie Grams! Get your Guildie Grams here! Tetsemi: the FFXIV raid team is extreme! Mewkow: The Imperial City Celebration is FREEEE Mkallah: October is for Onslaught! Tetsemi: and, we have Dent to […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mkallah: Guildie Grams! Get your Guildie Grams here!
    Tetsemi: the FFXIV raid team is extreme!
    Mewkow: The Imperial City Celebration is FREEEE
    Mkallah: October is for Onslaught!
    Tetsemi: and, we have Dent to talk about AIE in Star Trek online!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #328 of the the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Mkallah: – (Hey, guys, there are lemon bars and dark chocolate brownies in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Dent who is here to talk to us about AIE in Star Trek Online Welcome!

No Man’s Sky
Lead Soldiers of Light in SWTOR every Monday night
Run with LoL on Thursday nights

Ok, we’ll be digging into STO 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 – STO 8:30 pm Eastern
Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Wednesday – FFXIV 10 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV(Late Night) 11 pm Eastern
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern

Streaming and guild podcast news
Streaming and guild podcast news

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 307: It’s Just A Phase 2

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 307: It’s Just a Phase 2

PTS Phase 2, Onderon, Dxun and updated gearing news.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 308: Grinding Our Gears

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 308: Grinding Our Gears

PTS Phase 2 updates; Troopers ready for testing; Gear system breakdown.

Working Class Nerds
Episode 53: Rise of Skywalker Trailer 2 Breakdown!

https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/1659580

Marcus and Nick sit down with fellow AIE Guildees Beaux and Corvenas to discuss the most recent changes to SWTOR’s PTS and of course the new trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker that dropped at D23!

NOMADS
September 21st is going to be the Nomads style raid on LotRO hosted by @MarcusB and @Maellung Arrowshield. Everyone in AIE that’s up for it is encouraged to download the game sooner rather than later and get ready to roll up a new Level 1 character to play with the group. LotRO is Free To Play so suit up!

WoW
Noob Raid is 6/8 in the Eternal Palace now.

results from the Trial of Style

Classic

Over 750 characters currently added. Around 900 we will look for some unplayed alts to take out to keep us to 1 guild as long as possible.

This just in

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd8wgoh91rPPaNuth1Mb9lkLX5n6fnlIBofMDs0WO2Km6R7EQ/viewform

Send someone a special message in WoW Classic with AIE Guildie Grams!
A “Guildie Gram” is based on the candy gram fundraisers that schools organize for holidays like Valentine’s Day where someone sends a special note with candy or flowers to friends & teachers.

We love the spirit of community that everyone has shown in WoW Classic since launch. We want to continue this momentum going forward! There are a lot of reasons you could send a Guildie Gram:

* Someone went out of their way to help you with a quest you couldn’t have finished alone

* Thank someone for helping you with profession mats or creating an item you needed

* You heard someone was having a rough day and just wanted to make them smile

The Guildie Gram will include:

– Your personal message

– Savory Deviate Delight x 1 (A treat that turns you into a pirate or a ninja when you eat it!)

* Guildie Grams are able to be ordered by Horde members of AIE in WoW Classic on Pagle-US.

* They will be mailed 1-3 days after the order form is filled out and in game payment is received.

There are many reasons to spread kindness and positive messages with each other.

Think outside the box and send a Guildie Gram to some of your fellow AIE guildies today! <3

AIE WoW Classic Guild Photo
Sunday, September 15th, 2019
3pm Eastern (Server Time)

Tabards are encouraged but not required! All guildies are welcome 🙂

Location: TBD

We understand Classic is expensive to train talents and professions, so not everyone will have a tabard yet and that’s okay!

That being said:

If anyone *wants* to donate a tabard to be raffled off to AIE guildies that don’t have one yet, that would be awesome!

You can any tabard donations to Nevermore.

SWTOR
We have a release date for Onslaught and it is October 22. PTS is up and rocking. The community has really embraced it and is making a great contribution to testing and feedback. In Onslaught, players will be able to roll a Nautolan if they are subscribed for any amount of time between now and the release of Onslaught. If you are wondering what a Nautolan is, check out Jedi Master Kit Fisto from Clone Wars.

In the live game, September is the month of many pirates! The Pirate Incursion event will be running twice this month on Dantooine.

Guild MFNs are on Tuesdays at 9PM eastern and we alternate between Imperial and Republic sides, so everyone can come and play. September’s MEGA on the 27th is going to resurrect an OG mission to acquire the fabled Magenta Lightsaber Crystal. This is a shortish mission with some travel in between and we will be hanging out in discord and doing some Star Wars trivia as well. And who knows what else!

Also, New York Cantina is coming up fast on Oct 4th. A number of AIE people will be there, so if you fancy a night of drinks, AIEers, and possibly a little bit of game talk, you’re invited! For more info and how to connect up, jump into discord and ask.

FFXIV
The FFXIV raid team took down Titania Extreme, the first piece of “raid-level” end game content in the expansion Shadowbringers. This is an 8 player raid, which can be done after the MSQ for Shadowbringers has been completed.

Currently, AIE is running gear up nights Tuesdays at 9:30pm Eastern and progression nights at 9:30pm eastern.

No experience is necessary! If you wish to join us with more challenging content, drop us a line in the AIE Discord in the #ffxiv channel.

I’d like to add that we are interested in running level 80 map nights. To run maps nights, the first step is to… get maps. To get them organically, you need to be a level 80 gatherer, that’s miner, botanist, or fisher. They are an extra item on your gathers, and you can only get one map a day. Furthermore, you can have one map activated, one in your main bags, one map in your chocobo saddle bags, and one in each retainer.

Running maps can get you super rewards and fabulous prizes, especially when you spawn the “bonus zone”.

So, we’d love to help get maps up for map nights. It’s a super fun activity, pretty casual time, and a great time to be had by all.

ESO
The Imperial City Celebration event is happening now and the DLC for the Imperial City is now free in the Crown store for anyone who doesn’t own it or have ESO Plus. This is a PvP focused area with some PvE content and two PvE dungeons – White Gold Tower (ugh) and Imperial City Prison. During the event drops of Tel Var Stones, Key Fragments, and materials will be doubled and the chance of getting a Stonefire Scamp pet or the Soul-Shriven skin will be double as well. Also, as usual, double drops from all bosses within the Imperial City and the dungeons.
You can earn 2 event tickets per day (per account), by defeating the final boss in one of the dungeons, or slaying a patrolling monster or mini-boss on the streets of Imperial City or within the sewers.

And MFN is still going strong on Friday Nights at 9pm est.

EVE
EVE Officers are playing Wow Classic, @Huck is holding down the ship.

LOTRO
SNL still going strong. September 21 raid on Lotro. All you need is the client downloaded. The game is free to play. All are welcome. If you have questions contact either Marcus or Maellung, or post your question in #lotro channel on discord.

GW2
MFN Monday nights and all who want to learn to do fractals on Friday night at 9 eastern starting on September 20th. Fractals are a mini dungeon style with unique mechanics and design

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

GAME NEWS
Star Trek Online Game News
– Story Update coming September 10th, Awakening.
– This looks to be a continuation of Age of Discovery, but more in the current timeline(2410). Anthony Rap will reprise his role of Lt. Commander Stamets for this part of the story.
– New Task Force Operation(TFO)(A type of Dungeon or Flashpoint). Mycelial Realm. It’s a ground based TFO, bringing you into the Mycelial Network against a Klingon faction that is not aligned with the Empire.
– Five New Patrols(single player content)
– A New One Time Event that goes with the launch of Awakening. By running the new content daily(max 60 Progress Points a daily) you earn Progress towards getting a T6 Elachi Frigate.
– A little Quality of Life stuff. Starfleet and Klingon races that were not of Romulan origin can now captain Romulan Warbirds

Fleet projects, as normal, could use some duty officers.
MFN tonight will start after the podcast.

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

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

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

Ask Buxley – Ask Buxley

Next time, we’ll be talking to a possible surprise guest about AIE in WoW Classic. 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 #327 – MMOS Should steal more https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/08/the-aie-podcast-327-mmos-should-steal-more/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/08/the-aie-podcast-327-mmos-should-steal-more/#respond Mon, 26 Aug 2019 05:01:26 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=100471 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mewkow: Everything old is new, I mean Classic again Tetsemi: Star Wars Cantina is in New York and we’re meeting up! Mewkow: Moonfaire is ending, but anniversary activities are just starting Tetsemi: Want […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mewkow: Everything old is new, I mean Classic again
    Tetsemi: Star Wars Cantina is in New York and we’re meeting up!
    Mewkow: Moonfaire is ending, but anniversary activities are just starting
    Tetsemi: Want to captain that Romulan ship? Now you can!
    Mewkow: Farmer’s Faire is starting and we’re invading

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode # of the 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). This week we are joined by special guests Sema and Max who are here to talk to us about AIE in SWTOR. Welcome!

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

AIE News

Streaming and guild podcast news
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 305: Testing Our Patience
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-305-testing-our-patience/

PvP season details, level sync feedback, and bounty hunter abilities.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 306: The Mats Go To 11
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-306-the-mats-go-to-11/

PTS Heraldry updates, achievements and feats of strength, and a first look at crafting.

Working Class Nerds
Episode 52: The Aurebesh Conspiracy with Intisar!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/1573468

Nick and Marcus sit down with author of the “This Week In Aurebesh” blog, Intisar! The guys spotlight Intisar’s novel Star Wars-themed blog, and get into some Star Wars predictions, and conspiracy theories!

Max>> Guild streaming options update… Discord has added live streaming right into the client. It shares your game screen and puts you and anyone that clicks in to “view” into voice to chat. Keep an eye out for the “live” red icon in the voice channels if you want to check it out. (again note… you will be dropped into voice 🙂 )

NOMADS
Destiny Steam transfer process from Battle.Net has begun. You must transfer your account to Steam by Oct 1st, as the game will stop being playable in BNet as of that date (and be live on Steam)
https://www.bungie.net/7/en/PCMove

No Man’ Sky has been updated this month with to No Man’s Sky Beyond. Hello Games, the developer, has referred to it as No Man’s Sky 2.0. Most of the game systems have been updated or revamped to improve the player experience. Some of the bigger additions to the game are:

VR Support
16-32 player support on planets and stations
Multiplayer missions
Improved Base building
Player Social Hub
Dynamic NPCs
Creature Taming and Riding
Discovery UI Overhaul
Inventory improvements

Dent and Corley are currently searching for a planet that can be used for a community planet where players can build bases, trade, and help each other out in the game. If you played No Man’s Sky when the game first came out, but were disappointed, give it a try now. You might find that things that you didn’t like, have been improved or updated. Post in the Nomads channel if you want to join up in game.

Max>> I played the update some last weekend and can comment if useful.

WoW
https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/08/wow-free-t-shirt-holiday-plus-trial-of-style-returns/

Gustytail and friends will form groups to queue for the Trial, where you are given a theme and have mere minutes to select the best outfit from every item you’ve equipped… ever. Then we take turns voting on whose turned out best. Being in a Guild group gives us the chance to help everyone get top honors while still having a great time. We’ll run Sat, Aug 31 from 4-6 pm eastern and Sun, Sept 1 from 10 to 11:30pm eastern and again on Tues, Sept 3 from 8-11pm eastern. I will do additional runs if there’s interest. Let’s get out there and be Fabulous!

Noob raid is also 5/8 in Palace

WoW Classic – https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/08/wow-classic-launch-details-for-aie/

SWTOR
See Game Notes!

ESO
The two new dungeons for Scalebreaker are out and running them will give you the tablet you need to open wing 2 of the Hall of the Lunar Champion. (This is the new house that you can get while playing through the current story update.) If you need a group to run them, join us for MFN on Friday nights and we can help you out. Several of us have been through them a few times already and know the fights. Speaking of MFN, it’s Friday night at 9pm est. We run dungeons, clear zones for sky shards, and on occasion fall off cliffs.

FFXIV
Folks still having fun in the latest ShadowBringers expansion.
* Weekly “Fully Party” group activities continue twice a week (Tue and Thu nights).
* The Moonfire Faire concludes on the 26th and the sixth anniversary event for FFXIV begins. https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2019/The_Rising/

* Join the FFXIV gang in Discord voice chat. There are people on everyday.
* If you haven’t checked out FFXIV yet, but are interested, give the free trial a try. https://freetrial.finalfantasyxiv.com/
If you have any questions, visit us in AIE’s discord #ffxiv

Check out the following AIE FFXIV streamers at:
Abovan – https://mixer.com/Abovan
Durus – https://mixer.com/Durus
SecondAid – https://mixer.com/AIE_Secondaid

STO
Sunday nights are the MFN night for STO. Grebog, Dent, Corley and a few others have been in there leading the charge.

https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11240193-command-a-romulan-ship-on-any-captain%21

Very soon, Captains among the ranks of the Federation, Klingon, and Dominion factions will be gaining access to most of the Romulan Republic’s fierce fleet of starships. This includes many legendary Warbirds, and a number of other Romulan starships. Though these vessels have been restricted up until now, the galaxy is heading in a direction of increased cooperation and sharing of technology, and the Republic has been benefiting from those arrangements for some time. Their leadership has decided it’s time enough to return the trust that has been shown to them, and allow their trusted allies the

EVE
A strange wormhole has opened up and most of the current Eve players are now in a strange space called Azeroth. Seems like they thought it was similar to Dust but with better options …

GW2
Arenanet is running a champion rush event until Aug. 27th.; there will be bonus loot from killing champs in core Tyria, and a token drop that has to be turned in to progress community rewards.
https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/champion-rush-begins-next-week/

After Sept. 3rd, there will be the not well named “Expansion Boost Special Event”. It does not mean there is a new expansion, it will however give double XP for mastery progression for the existing expansions.
https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/catch-up-with-the-expansion-boost-special-event/

More significantly, Arenanet has a big live announcement coming up on August 30th. This will probably be about the new Living World season coming up, but they have surprised us before with extras.
https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/join-us-for-a-special-live-event-on-august-30/

LOTRO
Farmer’s Faire has arrived through September 9th.
September 21st there will be an invasion of LOTRO’s SNL. All are welcome to attend as I will be leading all interested to try lotro through the intro area for the race of Man. It is free to play, just need to download the game. Any questions feel free to ask me or post in #lotro

Max>>I was in with LotRO MFN this weekend and can mention that.

And with that, let’s get back to Sema and Max and find out what’s going on in AIE in SWTOR.

GAME NEWS
Bioware is going add achievements to the next release of the public test server for Onslaught. These achievements will likely require us to run 5 group content activities, which can be pve or pvp and will result in titles that we can use in the live game. The PTS is a limited time activity so keep an eye out for news about when it’s up.

The double xp event is over now, but it helped a lot of folks reach their goals in Summer of 300, while some are waiting until the night before to finish up….

The New York Cantina has been announced for October 4th from 7-10 Eastern to coincide with New York Comic Con. There will be some AIE folks there, so if you are looking for an East Coast meetup, this could be the one! For more info about connecting up with AIE people there, come and ask in the AIE discord – swtor channel.

August MEGA was this past weekend and it was a great night of cat-herding, grappling, extricating, datacron-getting and some pretty epic chat. Fun times!

6.0 notes for reference – Onslaught (expansion title)
Spoils of War – title for all the changes related to +5 levels to 75, abilities, gear, gear drop system, etc. Complete overhaul
New Story – Malgus, War, New characters Arn, the Cyborg Jedi Padawan of Tau
New Planet Onderon – story and mission location
New Operation on Dxun (Onderon’s moon) – Czerka corp + Trandoshian focused
New Planet Mek-Sha – cyberpunk, pirate, asteroid theme
New Flashpoint – Corellia – story specific flashpoint
New playable species – Nautolans

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. And don’t forget, after the show is the AIE podcast stream, this week they are doing:

@MaxTheGrey
@AIESema

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

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

Overly Dramatic News – @HuntsTheWind
Ask Buxley – @AskBuxley

Next time, we’ll be talking to either EvE or STO. So until then, AIE…

– This is Tetsemi
– This is Mewkow

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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WoW Classic Launch – Details for AIE https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/08/wow-classic-launch-details-for-aie/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/08/wow-classic-launch-details-for-aie/#respond Sun, 25 Aug 2019 21:17:11 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=100446 Okay, so a little more than 24 hours remain and we wanted to get everyone up to speed with launch plans for AIE in WoW Classic. Launch is August 26th at 3:00pm PDT. (Adjust for your timezone… Max.) If you […]]]>

Okay, so a little more than 24 hours remain and we wanted to get everyone up to speed with launch plans for AIE in WoW Classic. Launch is August 26th at 3:00pm PDT. (Adjust for your timezone… Max.)

If you aren’t already, make sure you’re in the AIE Discord (AIE Discord) and keep an eye on the #wow-classic chat and voice channels. We will be hanging out in those channels waiting for launch and while playing the game.

AIE will be on the US Pagle server on the Horde Side(tm) (this is a PvE Server in the Eastern Timezone). We’ll be joined by a number of other guilds and podcast communities (more on that shortly). Our guild’s initial goal, for those interested and wanting to help, is to form up in groups in the Troll/Orc starting area, start leveling, and collect 10 silver for the guild charter as quickly as possible. Once we have the 10 silver raised, Tetsemi will run to Orgrimmar, purchase the charter and hearthstone back to the starting area for signatures (so people don’t have to stop leveling/playing). With signatures in hand, he’ll race back to Orgrimmar, turn in the charter, and get the guild launched, ranks setup, etc.

Guild invites will open up shortly after guild ranks are setup and verified. A crew of officers will be monitoring #wow-classic in Discord and the AIELFO chat channel in game to watch for invite requests. Feel free to /join aielfo in game to reach officers for an invite as well, so you don’t have to tab out or switch monitors. No character applications needed for WoW Classic.

As a second challenge, we will also start raising the 10 gold for our guild tabard (have to look good to play good).  Nevermore will have a character parked in Orgrimmar ready to receive donations. No need to mail them since it costs and extra 30 copper to mail things AND it takes an hour for mail to go through (no guild perks). Please don’t neglect your own spells/skills while leveling, but any donations are very much appreciated!

A key reason we chose the Pagle server is to be co-located with other like minded communities and podcasts. We’ve been in discussions with Convert to Raid, The Starting Zone, World of Warcast, Lagging Balls (NSFW), iToons, and other communities who are on Pagle. Some of them will have their own guilds and many are uniting in a new guild called United Federation of Guilds. There is a united community Discord at UFG Discord for us, other friendly guilds and the United guild. Feel free to join and say hi! We will be coordinating activities with the other communities on this Discord server as well as in our own #wow-classic channel. This arrangement will also provide us the opportunity to find Alliance and PvP Server alt guilds to join, if desired. Note, if you do want to do world PvP with the UFG’s, make sure you create characters on the Whitemane server. You’ll only be able to create characters on one faction on PvP servers, so make sure you pick the side you want to play on.

We hope to see you in WoW Classic. Enjoy the experience, and FOR THE HORDE!

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New AIE Officer – Gijora https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/08/new-aie-officer-gijora/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/08/new-aie-officer-gijora/#respond Mon, 19 Aug 2019 02:48:37 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=100426 With the impending addition of WoW Classic and our continued commitment to WoW Retail fun, we recently decided we needed to bring on an additional community lead to help out. Please join us in welcoming Gijora as a new AIE […]]]>

With the impending addition of WoW Classic and our continued commitment to WoW Retail fun, we recently decided we needed to bring on an additional community lead to help out. Please join us in welcoming Gijora as a new AIE Community officer!

As most know, AIE officer roles are filled based on the jobs we need done and who is in a position to do those jobs while representing the AIE culture. Gijera has been in AIE for over 7 years and has been a lead for some time now in both WoW and EVE. In WoW, you’ll often find him helping lead the tactics of our Saturday night Noob Raid events among other things. He’s also been seen from time to time helping our EVE Corp with very important business likely involving expensive AIEU assets exploding hilariously. His characters in game are never hard to spot both because he’s always front and center helping things run, and also because every character is pretty much named Gijara. If you see a G, J, and an RA in that order with some random assortment of vowels tossed in, you’ve found him!

Gejara will continue to be helping Dankina in our Noob Raid nights among other jobs in WoW. He will also help from time to time in EVE, and with Classic launching on 8/26, he’ll be there with us as well as we spin up a new division. Be sure to check in our #wow-classic channel in Discord on our launch plans and jump in with us on Pagle Horde.

Gijura hails from somewhere in the middle of Texas so we’ll be expecting some south-central US meetups soon. He also runs a variety of custom game servers including Minecraft, ARK and others. Keep an eye on Nomads for some possible fun in those areas as well. If you are looking to track him down, you can look up “Gijora” in all the online places in and out of AIE to get connected.

Thanks for taking this on, Gajura!

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WoW Free T-Shirt Holiday – Plus Trial of Style Returns https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/08/wow-free-t-shirt-holiday-plus-trial-of-style-returns/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/08/wow-free-t-shirt-holiday-plus-trial-of-style-returns/#comments Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:45:03 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=100393&preview=true&preview_id=100393 On Friday, 8/16 WoW will have a new micro holiday to travel around Azeroth collecting free T-shirts from various NPC’s. It’s soloable but will be way more fun as a Guild group with mages for faster transport. Bring along any […]]]>

On Friday, 8/16 WoW will have a new micro holiday to travel around Azeroth collecting free T-shirts from various NPC’s. It’s soloable but will be way more fun as a Guild group with mages for faster transport. Bring along any leftover drinks from that recent Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl! Gustytail will be making the rounds from 8:30pm to 11pm eastern.

We will then have an opportunity to show off those new shirts when the Trial of Style returns Aug 31. Whether you’re a triumphant transmog tycoon or a complete novice, this is a lively event and chance to show off your creativity. Gustytail and friends will form groups to queue for the Trial, where you are given a theme and have mere minutes to select the best outfit from every item you’ve equipped… ever. Then we take turns voting on whose turned out best. Being in a Guild group gives us the chance to help everyone get top honors while still having a great time. We’ll run Sat, Aug 31 from 4-6 pm eastern and Sun, Sept 1 from 10 to 11:30pm eastern and again on Tues, Sept 3 from 8-11pm eastern. I will do additional runs if there’s interest. Let’s get out there and be Fabulous!

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The AIE Podcast #326 – We got spirit yes we do. We’re in AIE how bout you? https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/08/the-aie-podcast-326-we-got-spirit-yes-we-do-were-in-aie-how-bout-you/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/08/the-aie-podcast-326-we-got-spirit-yes-we-do-were-in-aie-how-bout-you/#respond Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:38:07 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=100402 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mewkow: AIE plans to be VERY active in WOW Classic Mkallah: SWTOR FTP is even better and the Onslaught is coming! Tetsemi: FFXIV is still recovering from Summer of Love Mewkow: Time to […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mewkow: AIE plans to be VERY active in WOW Classic
    Mkallah: SWTOR FTP is even better and the Onslaught is coming!
    Tetsemi: FFXIV is still recovering from Summer of Love
    Mewkow: Time to celebrating crafting in the Orsinium Event
    Mkallah: And, we have Marcus here to talk about the AIE community!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #326 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: there is a dessert buffet in the guild kitchen!). This week we are joined by special guests Marcus who is here to talk to us about AIE in the AIE Community Welcome!

Hi. thanks for having me on the show. This will be my first time back after my bicep tendon surgery
Tonight after the show DST troopers will be going to Gods HM for the first time!
Dst cleared some HM. 7/10
Mega august will be trivia with the infamous fleet datacron!! August 23 friday night!!! 9pm real world time.
Confirmed nick and I are going to the cantina in nyc oct 4
Wcn just celebrated 50!!!

Ok, we’ll be digging into the AIE Community 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 – STO 8:30 pm Eastern
Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Wednesday – FFXIV 10 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV(Late Night) 11 pm Eastern
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern

Streaming and guild podcast news

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 303: There Is No Try, Except On The Pts
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-303-there-is-no-try-except-on-the-pts/

PTS up, down, back up soon, interview article with Carrie Meade, the game Art Director, and new agent sets and abilities.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 304: Event Driven
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-304-event-driven/

Marcus and Nick’s Dev interview, Mercenary class changes, and guild events everywhere!

Working Class Nerds
Episode 51: Dxun Deep-Dive with the Devs!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/1523599

Nick and Marcus sit down with Matt Pucevich and Eric Musco from Bioware’s Star Wars: The Old Republic development team. In the interview the guys get some EXCLUSIVE insight into the first Operation boss on Dxun as well as some planned changes to Operations mechanics in the future.

WoW
WoW Alliance team is still recruiting. We take cross-realm. Also, we finally got into Eternal Palace and killed 3 bosses!!!

Noob Raid also did Eternal Palace and took down the first 3 bosses.

WoW Classic
https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/08/wow-classic-pre-launch-prep/

We are gearing up for WoW Classic, and the officer teams wants to make sure the initial plans are known for the guild. We are going to aim for being on Pagle (PVE East Coast) along with a number of other podcast communities, like CTR, The Starting Zone, World of Warcast, Lagging Balls, and iToons, just to name a few. The goal will be to have AIE focused on the Horde side but be able to coordinate activities with the other guilds and build a bigger community overall.

Nevermore has been working hard at getting plans together for gathering the initial money needed to buy the guild character (10s) as well as the 9 signatures. We will also be taking donations for a guild tabard (10 g) after we get the guild signed and started, but please don’t forget your own essentials of buying spell ranks and things. She will have a character parked in Orgrimmar to take donations, as mailing things costs 30 copper, which defeats the whole point.

For launch day, we’ll be on AIE Discord in either the WoW voice channel or one of the Social Channels, so make sure to join us, even if it’s just to listen in!

SWTOR
Onslaught is coming and the new maximum character level will increase to 70. If you’d like to jump in near the top, you can purchase character tokens for level 60 or 70. The available tokens all work a bit differently to achieve different ends, so do your research if you want to take this option! Or jump into discord and discuss.

The next phase of the public test server will be up soon. You can go there to test out the new abilities coming in the expansion, as well as the new materials storage system.

Also, SWTOR’s Free to Play offering just got sweeter, so if you felt it was too limiting before, it might be worth checking out again.

We are in the middle of a double xp event that is running for another couple of weeks. It’s a great time to get that last straggler to level 70 before Onslaught.

There is a possibility that there will be a sale on character renames and character transfers in the weeks leading up to Onslaught as well.

This month’s MEGA will be on Friday, August 23rd, at 9PM Eastern. We will be doing the Fleet Datacron, famous for its requirement of coordination and death defying acts of bravery. Ok, well, coordination, anyway. And there will be plenty of Star Wars trivia

FFXIV
Eden ‘Normal’ raid clears continue.

Summer of Love happened, the FC met at the FC house and participated in the community wide remembrance event. The FC basement may or not may still smell like ARR champagne.

FC is now at 130 members with 14 new and returning players joining in the past week.

Moonfire Fair is going on until 26 Aug, earn an outfit, swimming pool and wind chime cart for your houses.
https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2019/Moonfire_Faire/

Free Logins for previous subscribers, play for free for up to 6 days.
https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/6c8ae6a53b24432f8c1881598459b1440d5f0941

The game is also free to play for new players.
https://freetrial.finalfantasyxiv.com/na/

Purchase a game time card and get a free fantasia for one of your characters.
https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/986112d012fdaca4506eb96889b9d53c23f890f8

Check out the following AIE FFXIV streamers at:
Abovan – https://mixer.com/Abovan
Durus – https://mixer.com/Durus
SecondAid – https://mixer.com/AIE_Secondaid
They often do 2 or 3 way streams, especially on nights they are running raid style content.

ESO
The Orsinium Celebration Event is running now until Monday August 19th at 10am est. During the event you get double crafting mats from harvesting crafting nodes, double rewards from the maelstrom Arena on both Vet and Normal difficulty, and double the reward boxes from the daily quests. The first daily each day will also reward 2 event tickets (once per account per day)
The next DLC for the Season of the Dragon is called Scalebreaker and will be out on Monday August 12th on PC/Mac and August 27th for consoles. It is free for ESO plus members or can be purchased from the in-game Crown store.

EVE
New Space, with new PVE and PVP opportunities! War still going on, I think. (I am more out of the loop than normal because I am migrating everything to a new PC). We have more of a Focus on Alliance level stuff at this point. On that front, Members are not allowed to file for coalition SRP anymore, all requests must be made on the Blades of Grass forum (if you don’t know the link ask in AIEU Discord)(if you are not in AIEU Discord that link should be pinned in the Eve embassy channel on the AIE discord)(if you aren’t in that discord the link is https://aie-guild.info/discord

. Fly Dangerously!

GW2
Monday MFNs and they going after bigger and badder world bosses like Tequatl, a bigger dragon than the one we took on during SoL!

LOTRO
Starting on the 17th during SNL (MFN) we will be starting the process of acquiring the “Cloak of the Cluck”. It will take at least a few weeks to get it. It only requires you to be out of the intro. If anyone needs help or has questions let me know.
https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/08/aie-in-lord-of-the-rings-online/

Tetsemi- And with that, let’s get back to Marcus and find out what’s going on in the AIE Community.

GAME NEWS
In AIE fashion its all about the community. The guild really focuses on in game events and meet ups IRL. to keep us a family. For me it was max and semas show that brought me to the guild and fell in love with it.

A big event is remembrance day as this show has talked about many times.
In because of it We started a year ago with a monthly event in swtor called MEGA. due to that event we have found ourselves linking with lots of people/ other guilds in because of that and the podcasts. The swtor guild has had a ton of new members. Also We are currently hoping to implement this across all the games. I personally feel like once you get a taste of aie. Youll get hooked like me and mal did.. Mal is a new com officer. Here is his story….

I will leave it up to you if you want to mention it. But here is a true story of community of AIE effect. I was a casual AIE member until listening to the AIE podcast and hearing Abovan (I think) issue a challenge to reach out and group up with someone in game. I took that challenge and loved it. It was so much fun I kept doing it to the point that I am on 2 ops teams co leader of one of them. Because of what you did with MEGA and the success of that I decided to try that in lotro eventually going every week. Because of all that I am a community officer. I now lean on the community to help me through stuff I have to deal with because of things in RL past. It is a family. We should not be afraid or nervous to join in stuff that is going on in the community. Even if it is slightly uncomfortable. If it wasn’t for accepting of a challenge from a community officer I wouldn’t have gotten all of what this family has to offer.

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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. And don’t forget, after the show is the AIE podcast stream, this week they are doing:

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

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

Overly Dramatic News – @HuntsTheWind

Next time, we’ll be talking to Max & ??? in SWTOR. So until then, AIE…

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

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WoW Classic Pre-Launch Prep https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/08/wow-classic-pre-launch-prep/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/08/wow-classic-pre-launch-prep/#respond Sat, 10 Aug 2019 18:26:34 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=100376 Did you recently drive your ’60 Chevy to the drive-in to see a screening of Casablanca? Have you been reading Citizen Kane while Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries or Hendrix Purple Haze plays softly in the background? You would never […]]]>

Did you recently drive your ’60 Chevy to the drive-in to see a screening of Casablanca? Have you been reading Citizen Kane while Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries or Hendrix Purple Haze plays softly in the background? You would never drink “New Coke” would you? Then lean in because this post is for all of us that live that Classic life.

WoW Classic is almost here! This weekend marks the release of server names, and name reservation is starting on Monday. As the August 26th/27th release date approaches, AIE is putting final plans in place for our WoW Classic game division. Please stay connected to our #wow-classic channel in Discord for details now and more as launch approaches. Here are a few things you should know:

Server: Pagle! (*unless something goes terribly wrong) – AIE has been collaborating with our friends in CTR and a few other like-minded guilds to coordinate our home in Classic. We are hoping to find a server that’s busy, contains friends on both factions, matches our play-style (PvE for the most part) and hopefully avoids some possible friction that could come from jumping in with some of the big streamer audiences. (http://avoidstreamers.com/ is an interesting resource.) We’ve landed on Pagle at this point and will stick with that unless something crazy happens that would cause us all to want to change. Here’s the full list of server names and types.

Faction: Horde – After overwhelming desire for Horde for AIE in our internal polling over the last month, we’ll start there with a single AIE guild on Pagle. That may grow after launch but that will be the foundation. However, if you can’t not play Alliance, to perhaps recreate your original launch experience, we will be able to look to a few friendly guilds like CTR. This is the reason for our server coordination. We’ll publish more details on our “federation” of guilds as we get closer to launch so hopefully everyone has a home for their characters.

Names: Reserve on Monday @ 6:00 PM Eastern – Players with an active subscription or game time on their World of Warcraft account will be able to create up to three characters per WoW account and have the name(s) reserved. Check here for details. Our usual family-friendly AIE naming conventions will apply, of course.

Test: Still up but almost done – If you are interested in a Classic preview, Blizzard extended the test window until Monday morning. Details here.

More to come in the next two weeks on how things will work for us on launch day with what might be a flood of invites and activity as we race to stand up the guild and get people in. We’ll update everyone on character limits, invite levels, etc. if it looks like we’ll need help to smooth out launch. So stay connected here and in our #wow-classic channel in Discord and stay tuned to the AIE Podcast and we’ll keep everyone informed on additional details for launch. Fun!

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AIE in Lord of the Rings Online https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/08/aie-in-lord-of-the-rings-online/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/08/aie-in-lord-of-the-rings-online/#respond Fri, 09 Aug 2019 05:06:43 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=100363 Update on our LotRO division courtesy of officer Maellung One does not simply join AIE in LotRO. Oh wait… yes one does! AIE Fun In LotRO Now! Right now we are focused on our weekly Mandatory Fun Night named Saturday […]]]>

Update on our LotRO division courtesy of officer Maellung

One does not simply join AIE in LotRO. Oh wait… yes one does!

AIE Fun In LotRO Now!

Right now we are focused on our weekly Mandatory Fun Night named Saturday Night LotRO (SNL). It runs from 8:30pm – 10:30pm eastern on the Landroval server every Saturday. We are typically Free-to-Play friendly on those nights and run anything from festival events, to instances (mini dungeons), to helping people run quests. We even have plans in the works to do some Player vs Monster Player (PvMP, a kind of PvP) where we will show everyone how to run as a monster player (Orc, spider, warg, etc.) and have some fun with it.

If you have any questions or have any ideas on something you would like to run feel free to ask anyone of us in the #lotro channel on Discord!

Background on LotRO

Lord of the Rings Online has been around since 2007. Back in 2016 Standing Stone Games acquired the rights from Turbine and Warner Bros along with Dungeons & Dragons Online. Standing Stone Games has continued to try to put out two major updates a year. With the most recent major update, “The Vales of Anduin” (home of the Beornings) is now available.

LotRO is, of course, based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkien. A really fun part of LotRO is that the in-game storyline and your epic quests tell a story that runs parallel and is interwoven with what we know and love in the books. What you do during the quests directly helps the fellowship and all the familiar characters. The devs have also tried hard to keep the feel in game that Tolkien had in his writings. There are also some awesome “easter egg” side quests to honor J.R.R. Tolkien.

There are 3 account types: Free-to-Play, Premium and VIP. VIP is a subscriber level with all the benefits, Premium is achieved by spending some amount of money on the game. One nice aspect of Free-to-Play tier is that it *is* possible to get all the content in the game through the in game LotRO store via store credit points you acquire through gameplay. It is a grind to do it, but you can be 100% Free-to-Play and still play 100% of the content.

With the relatively recent addition of the Legendary Servers, Anor and Ithil, new life has been injected into the game for long time players. These servers start the original story over and every few months they open a new addition. Lately they have added Mirkwood with a level cap of 65. The XP rate that you earn is nerfed 40% so Legendary players are incented to do all the quests and experience all the original content. Some of the old-timers haven’t done them in years, which make it all feel fresh. The legendary servers are only open to those that are VIP.

Other recent changes to the game include an update to the Virtue system. Virtues are a progression system that grant bonuses to your stats. With the changes to the Virtue system you still have to complete deeds to increase the ranks of the Virtues, but now you can choose which Virtues you want to work on leveling up when you obtain virtue XP.

What else can you do in LotRO? Lots! There are raids for 12 or 24 people. There is a music system that allows you to either freehand play instruments or use ABC files to play a wide variety of songs either solo or in a band. Events, mounted battles, monster play, mount and pet collecting and more round out the possibilities. Come join!

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Summer of Love 2019 Wrap-Up https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/08/summer-of-love-2019-wrap-up/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/08/summer-of-love-2019-wrap-up/#respond Wed, 07 Aug 2019 03:28:31 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=100344 Sunday marked the end of another amazing week of summer events for AIE in our Summer of Love tradition. I wanted to take a moment to thank all the guild members and officers who helped organize and everyone who attended […]]]>

Sunday marked the end of another amazing week of summer events for AIE in our Summer of Love tradition. I wanted to take a moment to thank all the guild members and officers who helped organize and everyone who attended and participated throughout the week.

Syreyne kicked off the week with the Virtual Con themed blog post and we played with that theme throughout the week. Almost every major game division had at least an event or two, many building on our weekly Mandatory Fun Night format, with a handful of unique and special events thrown in.

Our annual Remembrance Day was held, as usual, on August 2nd. A very large crowd participated across the community and we shared the event live in seven different games. We really appreciate the participation and sharing from everyone for this very important and unique AIE event. The full recording of the event can be found here.

The week surrounding Remembrance Day was packed full of fun, including Mandatory Fun Nights™ in STO, GW2, SWTOR, FFXIV, LOTRO and ESO. Other highlights included the Ancient Threat fight in SWTOR, the Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl in WoW, Dungeon Runs in GW2, map fun in FFXIV, and of course our epic closing party at the WoW Darkmoon Faire with multiple concerts, rare boss kills, and games and prizes for all.

Eleven of the events were streamed live on the guild Twitch channel and published on the guild YouTube channel. Please bookmark and follow these channels to stay connected to this and future guild events:

Discord, Twitter, Twitch and Mixer were also lit up all week with a bunch of AIE members making more views of the events available. In particular, be sure to check these out and let us know if you have any to add:

Thanks again to all the support and fun from everyone throughout the week. Be sure to keep an eye out for what’s next here and in Discord. Thanks for being awesome, AIE!

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