Alea Iacta Est https://aie-guild.org A Gaming Community Mon, 29 Jun 2020 16:01:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The AIE Podcast #346 – The AIE Way: I have no memory of this podcast! https://aie-guild.org/blog/2020/06/the-aie-podcast-346-the-aie-way-i-have-no-memory-of-this-podcast/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-346-the-aie-way-i-have-no-memory-of-this-podcast https://aie-guild.org/blog/2020/06/the-aie-podcast-346-the-aie-way-i-have-no-memory-of-this-podcast/#respond Mon, 29 Jun 2020 16:01:24 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=109146 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mkallah: Where to start was a HUGE success! Tetsemi: Sundae Fundae is coming your way Mewkow: The Swoop Rally is coming our way Mkallah: What are these strange new golems? Tetsemi: and, we […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mkallah: Where to start was a HUGE success!
    Tetsemi: Sundae Fundae is coming your way
    Mewkow: The Swoop Rally is coming our way
    Mkallah: What are these strange new golems?
    Tetsemi: and, we have Maellung here to talk AIE in LOTR!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #346 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Mkallah: – (Heys, there is fig ricotta cake and pineapple upside cake in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Maellung who is here to talk to us about AIE in LOTRO Welcome!

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

AIE News

Community
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 – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern
Saturday – FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern

AIE ‘Where to Start’ Streaming Event
This was a huge weekend in AIE! We had our Where to Start streaming event! We will have a full blog post with links to the streams shortly, and we have links to each stream in the show notes. Huge shout outs to streamers in the following games:
Dankinia for ESO; Fezgig and Marcus for WOW Alliance; Marcus for SWTOR; Durus for Division 2; some guy named Mewkow for Fallout 76; Sy for WOW Horde; Maellung and Marcus for LOTR; Abovan for FFXIV; Dent for STO; Marcus for Call of Duty; and Max conducting our Town Hall event!

And, a big AIE Thank you to Marcus and Fezgig for organizing this weekend of great content!

AIE Streaming Event Links (Will be updated with Youtube links when available)
ESO – Dankinia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErmrEWtjH_0

AIE TownHall – MaxTheGrey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2w2wM8Gjto

AIE WoW (Alliance) – Fezgig and MarcusB814
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YUnkzhr9k8

AIEGuild Wars 2 – Corley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRCoSU0Xt2Y

AIE SWTOR – MarcusB814
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/663532173

AIE The Division 2 – TheDurus
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/663620958?t=00h28m45s

AIE Fallout 76 – Mewkow
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/663761207

AIE WoW (Horde) – Syreyne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IlnKisijT4

AIE LOTR – Maellung and MarcusB814
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/664302475

AIE FFXIV – Abovan
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/664420104

AIE STO – Dent
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/664505147

AIE Jedi Fallen Order – MarcusB814
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/664528363?t=2h26m50s

Streaming and guild podcast news
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 343: Timey Wimey Timeliney
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-343-timey-wimey-timeliney/

Charles posted a bunch of timey wimey timeliney stuff this week so we cover that and more on this episode of The Escape Pod Cast for Star Wars The Old Republic with @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-343.

Working Class Nerds
Episode 76: Things We Enjoy (LIVE on Twitch!)
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/4336196-episode-76-things-we-enjoy-live-on-twitch.mp3?blob_id=16903808

Nick and Marcus sit down and record the show LIVE on Twitch.tv/marcusb814 and talk about why they love the games and activities that they do, plus discuss what they’ve been doing in gaming for the past week or so.

NOMADS
Destiny 2
The upcoming expansion is still receiving some buzz. “Beyond the Light” is available for pre-order on Steam and consoles.

The Iron Banner is returning and has some new rewards. It will run from June 30th to July 7th. Note that skill-based matchmaking is disabled this season. Good luck, Guardians.

The sixth straight month of Twitch rewards for the game are available. Link your Twitch and Bungie accounts to claim your rewards: https://twitch.amazon.com/prime/loot/destiny2

Other news, and highlights from the past week at Bungie can be found at https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/49294

Some are choosing to focus on completing content that will be destined for the “content vault,” and may not be seen again for quite some time as the game moves into its new content model. Destinations and content contained within Io, Titan, Mercury, Mars and Leviathan will be among the first things to be archived. Now is a good time to wrap up your experiences with these locations.

Remember to check out the public discord’s #destiny2 channel for clan activity.

The Division 2
Title Update 10 is live with balancing and other changes.
https://forums.ubisoft.com/showthread.php/2236578-Title-Update-10-Patch-Notes-Updated-2-00-PM-CEST-June-18

Season 2 is live and the first Manhunt target is active. Roadmap follows:

The “Where to Start” Streaming event session for Division 2 happened last night and was broadcast via the game community’s and theDurus’ twitch channels. It showcased a starting character’s experience as they first entered the DC area, explained game systems, and talked about the story.

Should you be picking up the game, there is a friend referral program. Make sure to contact a vet player of the game so you both can receive some rewards: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/the-division/the-division-2/friend-referral

If you’d like to join the Clan please contact @Durus in discord, or use the #lfo channel in the public discord. The game is discussed in the #thedivision2 channel. There is currently a general inquiry for those still playing to see if a fun night can be established to get some playtime together.

Diablo 3/4
The new season for Diablo 3 is just around the corner and begins on the 3rd of July. Season 21 is named “Trials of Tempests”

https://us.diablo3.com/en/blog/23428368/season-21-trials-of-tempests-begins-july-3-6-4-2020

The latest Diablo 4 quarterly update is available at https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/diablo4/23463858/diablo-iv-quarterly-update-june-2020

* This is a good read and talks about the new open world of Sanctuary as well team playtesting experiences.

If you’ll be diving back into the game for the new Season, look for an invite to the clan and community in the public Discord’s #lfo channel.

WoW
Summer of Love is coming up, watch for announcements on that, and if you have any ideas for WoW events, please contact Syreyne.

Also tune in July 8th for a Shadowlands Update
https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/world-of-warcraft/23463297/tune-in-july-8-for-a-shadowlands-update

WoW Classic
Vanilla Sundae Fundays

Scoop out a little time from your schedule, and level up with us in WoW Classic!

Whether you’re just starting out and sprinkling through starter quests, or adding the cherry on top of a max level 60… Everyone is invited to join us for an old fashioned social hour in game and Discord!

SWTOR
The last two weeks of MFNs have seen us going into Karagga’s Palace on the Pub side and and Dread Fortress on the Imp side. Afterwards this week, we killed the Isotope-5 droid known as the Golden Fury in Toborro’s Courtyard–or as we sometimes call it, the golden chicken in the Marriott Courtyard. And no one got killed in the laser because they were reading discord….

This month’s MEGA was extra special as Marcus and Fezgig took part in the AIE “Where to Start” Streaming Weekend. Marcus streamed SWTOR character creation and beginning play for a Nautolan marauder with tips and tricks for gameplay while Fezgig created a new character and played along. Together, Marcus and Fezgig put together a whole weekend of streaming for the guild that was truly epic.

Coming up this Friday will be Maellung’s Master Mode Flashpoints for the Aratech Ice mount. Come knock out a couple Flashpoints toward this achievement and have some fun.

In game news, the All Worlds Ultimate Swoop Rally starts this week and we will definitely be checking out this new event. There will be new reps to gain, and new mounts, titles, and achievements to earn!

ESO
Greymoor is awesome and the antiquities system is still fun. The past few MFN’s have been focused on the new zone and next Friday’s MFN we will group up and run the two new public dungeons.

As part of the antiquities system in addition to treasure you can sell for gold and furnishings, you can get the very cool looking Ebon Dwarven Wolf Mount. The mount requires 17 different pieces and the lead for each piece drops in specific locations. Throughout the last week, people have been grouping up in discord to farm the leads together so if you are after the mount, feel free to request help in discord or guild chat or watch for others to say they are going on a farming run.

FFXIV
The FFXIV raid team completed Eden 5 savage. Map night is on break on July 4th and will resume on July 11th, where we’ll do level 70 maps instead of level 80.

Remember the Goblin Server, in the Crystal Data Center, is a preferred server which means you get the Road to 70 XP buff on new characters created on Goblin.

As always, please join the #ffxiv channel in AIE Discord and see the MNF list for all our in game activities.

Ongoing events in game

18-May till Patch Day 5.3 (unannounced)
Moogle Treasure Trove – The Hunt for Law
https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/mogmog-collection/202005/

02-Jul through 27-Jul
Breaking Brick Mountain (Collaboration Event with Dragon Quest X)
https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/b0f1c9efda96c5ef4e243f01b431cb24cdac7045

Speak with Havak Alvak of the Mythril Eye to learn where these strange new golems may be found.

* Please note that seasonal quests cannot be completed after the event has concluded.
* This event is identical to the one previously held. Completed quests cannot be undertaken a second time.

Collect the Thug’s Mug head piece glamour, the Windup Brickman minion, and the King Slime Crown, also a head piece glamour.

STO
Fleet Report
– Fleet Nights are on Sundays 7:30 PM Central/8:30 PM Eastern. We have a good core of players. We are always willing to help new player and adjust content to allow lower level players to participate.
– We continue working on Fleet Holding. Our Embassy and Spire are progressing.
– There is always an Event running or scheduled to run in game to get equipment or work towards getting a free end game ship.

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

GAME NEWS
Stuff we are doing during SNL
Current stuff going on: free stuff and current event on the Bombadil server.
Update 27 arriving soon:
Wedding, Storied Tales, hobbit gifts, housing and traits ( will go into more detail on these)
Stuff to look forward to in the near and later this year.

PVMP is going well; check in on Saturday evenings for Freep hunting (8 PM Eastern)! Wells of Langflood is a new level 130 region, or you can continue to Dwarf-holds quest lines

REDEEM Code – LOTROFREEQUESTS

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And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Maellung 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://andrewallenmusic.com/

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

Next time, we’ll be talking to Shojobeat, Dankinia, and The Hordeling in Animal Crossing. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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AIE’s ‘Where to Start’ – Streaming Weekend! https://aie-guild.org/blog/2020/06/aies-where-to-start-streaming-weekend/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=aies-where-to-start-streaming-weekend https://aie-guild.org/blog/2020/06/aies-where-to-start-streaming-weekend/#respond Wed, 17 Jun 2020 05:12:12 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=105646 Come join our streaming weekend, focused on a kick-start walk-through of the myriad of games that make up the AIE gaming community! Join game officers as they live stream walk-through’s of many of the games that are the core of […]]]>

Come join our streaming weekend, focused on a kick-start walk-through of the myriad of games that make up the AIE gaming community!

Join game officers as they live stream walk-through’s of many of the games that are the core of AIE! Elder Scrolls Online, World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, Star Wars The Old Republic, The Division 2, Lord of The Rings Online, Final Fantasy XIV, Star Trek Online, and Fallout 76.

If you have ever found yourself wanting to try a new game but were avoiding the time commitment and possible frustration of learning the ins and outs of getting started, then this event is for you.

When: Friday June 26th, Saturday June 27th, and Sunday June 28th
Where: AIE Discord and AIE Twitch Stream
Time Zone:
 Event times are set as Eastern Time
Game Walk Through Duration: 2 hours for each game
Cost: Hard Disc Space. All Games are free to try, with the exception of Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) and Fallout 76

Your game instructors will walk you through:
– Character creation
– Starting zones
– Basic navigation
– Tips for beginners
– Connecting and communicating with others and joining the guild
– First look at the game experience

Not a member of the AIE gaming community? No problem! We welcome everyone to come hop in Twitch and the discord channels and watch, listen, and ask questions about the games.

Not able to make the live event? Also no problem! We will be recording the sessions and posting for view on-demand.

Have kids that would like to watch? Again, no problem! The AIE community works very hard to maintain a family friendly environment and we welcome all ages to come and participate!

Schedule

Friday, Jun 26th

ESO – 9 pm-10:30 pm
Game Instructor: Dankinia (Kini)

AIE Town Hall: 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Presenters: AIE leaders from across the community

Saturday, June 27th

WoW– 4 pm-6 pm
Game Instructor: Fez (Alliance)

GW2– 6 pm-8 pm
Game Instructor: Corley

SWTOR – 8 pm-10 pm
Game Instructor: Marcus

The Division 2 – 10 pm-12 am (Midnight)
Game Instructor: Durus

Fallout 76 – 12 am (Midnight) – 2 am
Game Instructor: Mewkow

Sunday, June 28th

WoW– 2 pm-4 pm
Game Instructor: Syreyne (Horde)

LOTR – 4 pm-6 pm
Game Instructor: Maellung Arrowshield

FFXIV – 6 pm-8 pm
Game Instructor: Abovan

STO – 8 pm-10 pm
Game Instructor: Dent

Call of Duty – 10:30 pm-12 am
Game Instructor: Marcus

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The AIE Podcast #345 – Cook, Serve, Motherboard https://aie-guild.org/blog/2020/06/the-aie-podcast-345-cook-serve-motherboard/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-345-cook-serve-motherboard https://aie-guild.org/blog/2020/06/the-aie-podcast-345-cook-serve-motherboard/#respond Mon, 15 Jun 2020 17:00:56 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=105415 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mewkow: Get Social in WoW Classic Tetsemi: Swoop Rally nears Mkallah: Greymoor gives you more! Mewkow: Things are getting ridiculous on Goblin Tetsemi: And, we have Marcus and Fezgig here to talk about […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mewkow: Get Social in WoW Classic
    Tetsemi: Swoop Rally nears
    Mkallah: Greymoor gives you more!
    Mewkow: Things are getting ridiculous on Goblin
    Tetsemi: And, we have Marcus and Fezgig here to talk about the AIE where to start event!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #345 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 Marcus and Fezgig who are here to talk about the AIE where to start event! Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into the Where to Start event 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
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 – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern
Saturday – FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern

Streaming and guild podcast news

The Escape Pod Cast

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 342: What Sema Does In The Shadows
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-342-what-sema-does-in-the-shadows/

This week we find out what Sema does in the shadows, which mostly consists of super-fast, stealth heroics.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 341: CZ The Day
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-341-cz-the-day/

This week we walk through some speed run tips to get all your weekly conquest from CZ-198 in about 10 min.

Working Class Nerds

Episode 75: AIE’s Where To Start Event!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/4141835-episode-75-aie-s-where-to-start-event.mp3?blob_id=15966047

Marcus and Nick chat with fellow AIE officer Fezgig about AIE’s Where to Start event coming up June 27th and 28th! The event’s goal is to walk new players through getting started in the guild’s favorite games. Listen in for details!

NOMADS
Destiny 2
The next expansion, “Beyond the Light” arrives on 22nd September.
Details at https://www.bungie.net/7/en/Destiny/BeyondLight

No Destiny 3 soon, instead devs will be transforming Destiny 2. Read more about “Building a Viable Future in Destiny 2” at https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/49189

That’s the Destiny buzz to be sure. Restructure of the game content is coming to fix some progression issues and better structure the game for future expansions.

Our AIE Destiny crew is excited in general and a handful of people have jumped back in recent and are checking out gear updates, etc.

Anyone interested should jump in that Destiny channel and say hi. The Clan is still open for invites as well.

There’s over 90 accounts attached to the clan right now but we can make room as needed too.

Diablo III
PTR has ended. Patch 2.6.9 should be live soon.

Division 2
Title Update 10 is due on 16th June. Details at https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/the-division/the-division-2/news-updates/157QiTvKizohEweybOO8F9/title-update-10-to-release-june-16th

Season 2 to start 23rd June, new raid on 30th June.

WoW
Noob Raid is still running 2 groups every Saturday night. We generally get 5/10 bosses down and last night Noob Raid Prime killed Ra-den for the first time. Also thank you to Gijora for being our tactician and to Sy for leading Noob Raid Alpha since Dankinia leaves being in two raids at the same time to Gi.

WoW Classic
Scoop out a little time from your schedule, and level up with us in WoW Classic!

Whether you’re just starting out and sprinkling through starter quests,
or adding the cherry on top of a max level 60…

Everyone is invited to join us for an old fashioned social hour in game and Discord! 🙂

Vanilla Sundae Fundays begin this Sunday, June 21st at 2pm Server Time, and every Sunday after!

And if you’re part of AIE in WoW Classic and are interested in raiding with our friends from United Orgrimmar on Sunday evenings, please contact Chrisi or Deadkrumpet!

They can answer any questions you might have about raiding, attunement, or gearing up in general. We have had eight AIE guildies raid with United Orgrimmar to take on Molten Core!

SWTOR
Things are ticking along in swtor this month. Ops teams are opsing, MFN is MFNing, MEGA continues to MEGA, and Friday night Master Mode Flashpoints is hitting its stride. June MEGA will be extra special this month as it is part of the AIE Streaming Event.

Near the end of the month, we will be getting The All Worlds Ultimate Swoop Rally. This event will take place on multiple planets and will include rewards of new mounts, outfits, titles, and pets. In this racing event, you have to impress the crowds, blow up things, and avoid snares.

We are also not-so-patiently waiting for word from Bioware about when the Nar Shaddaa Nightlife Event will return. It is likely to be in July–fingers crossed! Since we got a chance to see it on the public test server, we know that there are new missions and new rewards to achieve.

ESO
Greymoor is awesome and the antiquities system is still fun. The past few MFN’s have been focused on the new zone and next Friday’s MFN we will group up and run the two new public dungeons.

As part of the antiquities system in addition to treasure you can sell for gold and furnishings, you can get the very cool looking Ebon Dwarven Wolf Mount. The mount requires 17 different pieces and the lead for each piece drops in specific locations. Throughout the last week, people have been grouping up in discord to farm the leads together so if you are after the mount, feel free to request help in discord or guild chat or watch for others to say they are going on a farming run.

FFXIV
Map night continues every saturday at 9:30 pm eastern. Come help us look for lost treasure and explore the depths of FFXIV’s treasure dungeons! Send Kelseer a message if you want more information.

Goblin, the server that AIE is on, remains the only server in the Crystal Data Center in the preferred status. This means you will get the road to 70 buff, giving you a ridiculous XP bonus as you level a new character to level 70 on ANY job.

The next patch will be dropping soon, patch 5.3. We don’t have an exact date, but mid July is the current estimate. This patch will include the streamlining of the ARR questline. In the meantime, the super helpful AIE membership will be happy to help new players though the questlines and dungeons. Fun Nights are a great night to get this help, but there are helpful members online at all hours now to assist newer folks though their Main Story Questline.

In Raid news, there is a proposed schedule change to the NOD raid team. The poll is up on the raid discord. Don’t have access or want to join or even start up your own team? Ask Abovan or Durus for assistance. And remember, you do not need to be an officer in any capacity to organize your own raid team in AIE!

LOTRO
Fun was had in monster play last night. Look out for it to hit a regular rotation in the SNL lineup. There is a lot that is being planned in the near future so stay tuned to the lotro channel for what is coming. (if you don’t talk about it later in the show SNL will be cancelled on June 27th to keep the focus on the streaming event)

STO
Fleet night is still going well. We meet weekly at 8:30 PM Eastern. All are welcome.
Fleet holdings are progressing. We are still working on both Spire and Embassy projects.
There is currently an event campaign running, The No Win Scenario. This is the work towards getting a free Tier 6 ship or 1000 Lobi Crystals.

And with that, let’s get back to Marcus and Fezgig and find out what’s going on with the AIE Where to Start Event!.

GAME NEWS
Event Forum Post – AIE’s “WHERE TO START” EVENT

Come join a kick start walkthrough of the myriad of games that make up the AIE gaming community!

Join game officers as they live stream walkthroughs of the MMO games that are the core of AIE! Elder Scrolls Online, World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, Star Wars The Old Republic, The Division 2, Lord of The Rings Online, Final Fantasy XIV, and Star Trek Online

If you have ever found yourself wanting to try a new game but were avoiding the time commitment and possible frustration of learning the ins and outs, then this event is for you.

When: Friday June 26th, Saturday June 27th, and Sunday June 28th
Time Zone: Event times are set as Eastern Time
Game Walk Through Duration: 2 hours for each game
Cost: Hard Disc Space. All Games are free to try, with the exception of Elder Scrolls Online (ESO)

Your game instructors will walk you through:
Character Creation
Starting Zone
Basic Navigation
Tips for beginners
Connecting and Communicating with other people
Sneak Peek at Game Experience

Not a member of the AIE gaming community? No problem. We welcome everyone to come hop in the discord channel and watch, listen, and ask questions about the games.

Not able to make the live event? No problem, we will be recording the sessions and posting for view on-demand.

Have kids that would like to watch? No problem. The AIE community works very hard to maintain a family friendly environment and we welcome all ages to come and participate!

Friday, Jun 26th

ESO 9pm-10pm
AIE Town Hall (TBD)

Saturday, June 27th

WoW- 4pm-6pm
Game Instructor: Fez (Alliance)

GW2- 6pm-8pm
Game Instructor: ? Dej or corley maybe?

SWTOR 8pm-10pm
Game Instructor: Marcus

The Division 2 10pm-12am midnight
Game Instructor: Durus

Sunday, June 28th

LOTR- 2pm-4pm sun afternoon
Game Instructor: Maellung Arrowshield

WoW- 4pm-6pm
Game Instructor: Sy (Horde)

FFXIV 6pm-8pm
Game Instructors: Abovan

STO- 8pm-10pm
Game Instructor: Dent

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

Fezgig on Twitter: @fezgig1

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://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 Maellung in LOTR 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 #344 – Ramblings and Lightning Rounds https://aie-guild.org/blog/2020/06/the-aie-podcast-344-ramblings-and-lightning-rounds/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-344-ramblings-and-lightning-rounds https://aie-guild.org/blog/2020/06/the-aie-podcast-344-ramblings-and-lightning-rounds/#respond Sat, 06 Jun 2020 00:58:14 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=102495 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mkallah: Where do we start? Mewkow: June is wedding season, at least virtually Tetsemi: Help your guildies get a cute new pet! Mkallah: Now, that’s what I call Swoop Racing! Mewkow: And, we […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mkallah: Where do we start?
    Mewkow: June is wedding season, at least virtually
    Tetsemi: Help your guildies get a cute new pet!
    Mkallah: Now, that’s what I call Swoop Racing!
    Mewkow: And, we are our own guests!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #344 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 lemon bars and apple cranberry bourbon bread pudding in the guild kitchen ). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests US who are here to talk about what we are doing and what’s up in AIE. Welcome!

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

AIE News

Community
Coming June 26th-28th
1st ever AIE’s Where To Start Event!
Hosted by Fezgig and Marcus

We will be showcasing all of AIE’s games over the course of one weekend.

We will start Friday night with ESO’s MFN. Then followed by a guild town hall.

Then starting Sat June 27th at 4pm we will be streaming a game every 2 hours til Midnight. It will all be in discord live.

Then start Sunday again at the same time.

All games will be open for all to join in.

The games will all start at level 1 and help walk players through character creation and walk through the opening areas.

This event will be one for the record books. So don’t miss it!!!

Time slots will be finalized over the next week.

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
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 – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern
Saturday – FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 339: Swoop Test Drive
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-339-swoop-test-drive/

The Swoop Bike Racing event is in testing on the PTS so it’s time for a test drive.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 340: Nightlife Daily
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-340-nightlife-daily/

This week we check out the latest additions to the Nightlife event on the PTS.

Working Class Nerds
Episode 74: Call of Duty RAGE!!!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/3958628-episode-74-call-of-duty-rage.mp3?blob_id=15083918

Marcus and Nick are joined this week by Katerina and Venarros to chat about their newfound obsession with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare!

NOMADS
Animal Crossing
In the world of Animal Crossing New Horizons, if your island is the the Northern Hemisphere, the following bugs and fish are leaving today – Mole Cricket, Loach, Oarfish, and Golden Trout. Tomorrow, June 1st, the Wedding Season event starts which will involve visiting Harv’s island to do photo shoots for Cyrus and Reese to celebrate their wedding anniversary. If you played previous AC games, you will remember them as the couple that used to do the furniture alternations and crafting.

Diablo 3
* The PTR for 2.6.9 went live on May 28th and will last for two weeks. More information about the test realm can be found at https://us.diablo3.com/en/blog/23420227/patch-269-ptr-begins-may-28-5-28-2020

* The Nomads clan and AIE community are open for anyone who would like to join. Just ask for an invite in the AIE discord’s #lfo channel.

Division 2
* The last events of Season 1 are live, ending in a few days. The final day to conclude Season 1 activities has been extended until June 15th giving you some additional time to complete the Manhunt and season 1 rewards track.

* News about Season 2 will be released next week during the next State of the Game stream.

* AIE activity in the game continues to be light and casual. Tune in June 27th from 10AM to midnight for the AIE Livestreaming event when Durus will be walking us through the game and its story and features.

Destiny 2
* All the news of Destiny 2 for the last week can be found at https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/49139

– Links to the videos on the deep dives of Season 11 including the reaction to security and cheats as well as reload perks and the world loot pool.

– Make sure to pick up the latest twitch loot for your prime membership.

– Some seasonal triumphs will no longer be available after June 9th. Get them now!

* AIE activity continues to be light, but make sure to look in the shiny new Destiny 2 text and voice channels in the AIE discord to meet up with fellow Guardians.

WoW
AIE Adopt-A-Pet https://aie-guild.org/blog/2020/05/aie-adopt-a-pet/

We are still looking for volunteers to help. They can contact either Syreyne or Gusty.

Noob Raid is still going strong and running with two groups.

WoW Virtus (Alliance) continues to welcome new members daily (392 characters). Hell Froze Over raid team is 9/12 in Ny’alotha Normal. They had 26 people in raid They have been extending lockout on the first 3 bosses, downed Il’gynoth on the second attempt, and have one-shot Ra-den. They are starting discussion of creating a second raid team . So, whatever class you play, you are welcome to come join. June raid calendar invites are out.

WoW – Virtus (alliance). June 6th, we are doing Battle of Dazar’alor (Normal) for the guild achievement at 12pm ET. As always we welcome cross-realm and no ilvl requirements for this run.

WoW Classic
In WoW Classic news, congratulations to Chrisi and Deadkrumpet, who were both recently promoted to the greeter role of Salutator!

Both have been welcoming to new members, offering general assistance, and are encouraging our higher level AIE guildies to get attuned and ready for raiding with our friends in United Orgrimmar.

Together Chrisi and Deadkrumpet are shining examples of what it means to be part of Alea Iacta Est!

SWTOR
There has been a new event up on the PTS involving swoop racing as well as some new features added to the Nar Shaddaa Nightlife Event. The Swoop Rally event is targeted for sometime in June and the Nightlife Event is set for “later this summer”. Once the Swoop Rally event hits, it will probably be up for a week. The duration of the Nightlife Event is unknown and will be both way longer and way shorter than necessary.

Double XP continues until mid-June. If there is an extension in the works, we have not heard about it yet.

MEGA in May was a datacron crawl and Marcus managed to lead us to a ton of datacrons in one evening. June Mega will be in conjunction with “AIE’s Where to Start Event”

MFN visited Scum and Villainy this week, which is one of the game’s longest operations. We cleared 4 bosses and now have 2 left. Since we don’t have lockout extensions, BC will organize a small group to go in early on the day we plan to go back to clear a couple bosses so that the MFN group can knock out the rest and get achievements for the last two bosses.

Friday night MM runs have happened on two Friday nights so far for people to work on the Aratech Ice speeder achievement. This will continue to run every two weeks or so until people all get their speeders and will then continue on the Pub side if there is interest for that.

Grats to our newest Operations team, WtC-? (Where’s the Cantina?), which now has a full roster. They meet on Monday nights on the pub side.

ESO
Greymoor launched on Tuesday, May 26th and the opening cinematic was really good. No spoilers, but the cinematic tied nicely into the new tutorial you go through after character creation. There were a few hiccups on launch day, which was to be expected but for the most part it went fairly well in my opinion. The new zone looks great and the new Antiquities system is fun and rewarding.

For next Friday’s MFN, we plan to do a zone clear in the overland area Western Skyrim. We will grab the Skyshards, clear the delves and public dungeons, kill the world bosses, and deal with a ritual site or two as a group. The following week we will do the same in Blackreach as well as go back to the overland area to get anything we might not have had time for the following week.

FFXIV
The Final Fantasy XIV Crew is busy as always, always welcoming new and returning members to the FC, as well as providing tons of content for the existing members, either they are leveling their first job or running end game content.

We currently have 2 in-game events happening at this time.

The first is the Moogle Treasure Trove. This event focuses on group content, such as MSQ dungeons, 24-player raids required for the current relic weapon, and some other seldom queued events like Rival Wings. Running this content will reward you with the normal rewards plus irregular tomestones that can be used to purchase mounts, orchestral rolls, minions, and limited time cosmetic gear. Each major city has an “Itinerant Moogle” to sell you these items. This event will run until the launch of Patch 5.3.

The other event is the FFXI crossover event, The Maiden’s Rhapsody. This story based event will follow the adventures of an oddly dressed adventurer. Rewards for this event is a cosmetic set that resembles a gear set from FFXI. This event will run from now to June 22nd.

In game, we still have the many, many weekly events. The Mandatory Fun Nights are Monday at 11pm EST, Wednesday night at 9:00pm EST. The Tuesday night “Cool and Casual” raid night, which is normally an all-request legacy raid night, happens on Tuesday at 9:30pm EST. If you have a raid request to submit, please let an FFXIV officer know prior to the raid.

Thursday is our raid team’s raid night, “Noobs on Demand” or NOD. We have started to dip our toes into the savage and extreme content. There are still slots available for the raid team and interested parties can speak with a FFXIV officer for more details. Note that the raid team is separate from AIE, but it just so happens that most of the FFXIV officers are on this team.

Thank you to all of the current FFXIV players in AIE. We would not have been able to create this great community without all of you, so thank you! So, thank you, stay safe, and remember to stretch before displaying your epic /nod skills.

EVE
lil bit of PewPew going on in Vale of the silent between random enemies. Nothing that involves big block battles, but good pixel erasing fun between different alliances. Involves mostly EU and late USTZ battles so far with random AU timezone skirmishes

STO
MFN is picking up. We have had a good turnout the last few weeks.

We are currently in the middle of a Red Alert week. All the Red Alerts are available to run. If you do it 5 times, a reward of a universal upgrade token will be yours.

The next event campaign will be starting next week, The No Win Scenario. By completing this event daily, you can work towards receiving a T6 ship token or 1000 Lobi Crystals.
LLAP

GW2
Dejara has been and continues to run MFN on most Monday nights.

GW2
Did you miss the last monster play event? Want a reason to jump back into monster play with maybe an old or new monster? You are in luck. Monster play event is coming back to SNL June 13 at the same special time as last the last one 9-11 eastern (8-10 Max time). SSG also extended the all open questing through August. As usual stay tuned to #lotro for more upcoming events.

And with that, we have some round table questions!

GAME NEWS
Favorite Side Quest?

Mkallah- Pamela’s Doll

Favorite Game Mechanic?

Mkallah- saturday game- changing the spell based on the character

Favorite Thematic Class or Race Idea?

Mkallah- I like the idea of the forsaken, and would totally be one, except for the cannibalism!

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

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

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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ESO Greymoor Launch Event https://aie-guild.org/blog/2020/05/eso-greymoor-launch-event/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=eso-greymoor-launch-event https://aie-guild.org/blog/2020/05/eso-greymoor-launch-event/#respond Sun, 24 May 2020 23:51:40 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=101458 Join AIE in ESO on Friday at 8pm central/9pm eastern for a special Greymoor launch Mandatory Fun Night! As some of you might know, the next Chapter of Elder Scrolls Online, called Greymoor, comes out on Tuesday, May 26th.  The […]]]>

Join AIE in ESO on Friday at 8pm central/9pm eastern for a special Greymoor launch Mandatory Fun Night!

Dankinia in ESO!

As some of you might know, the next Chapter of Elder Scrolls Online, called Greymoor, comes out on Tuesday, May 26th.  The new chapter will take us into Western Skyrim and Blackreach which will be familiar to those of us who have spent hours upon hours playing TES V:Skyrim. However since ESO is set in the past, it won’t look exactly the same and there will be new secrets to uncover.  

Since long journeys to new areas can be daunting alone, feel free to join our brave group of adventurers on Friday, May 29th at 9pm est as we venture into the new zone for the first time together. We will pick up the new area starting quest, journey to Solitude, and work though a few of the initial quests together as a group. While I don’t know what challenges and stories the new zone will have for us, I do know we will probably get lost a few times and I’ll probably lead us off a cliff at least once. Ok, maybe twice. 

If you do choose to join us, and I hope you will, please make sure you have a character that you haven’t done any of the Greymoor quests on available so we all start at the same place. It can be a new character you’ve just created and only done the brand new tutorial with, or a grizzled veteran character that has finished a majority of the zones.  

Back when Summerset launched we put together a similar party of adventures to explore the zone together for the first time during an MFN event. We’ve done so for every chapter, prologue quest series, and DLC since and have had a great time laughing, exploring, and chatting about our initial thoughts on the new content. Don’t miss this latest excursion into new content with us!

We also live stream the event at https://twitch.tv/dankinia so if you are curious about the game or just want to see our shenanigans, feel free to watch us as we step into Western Skyrim for the first time as a group.  

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AIE Adopt-A-Pet https://aie-guild.org/blog/2020/05/aie-adopt-a-pet/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=aie-adopt-a-pet https://aie-guild.org/blog/2020/05/aie-adopt-a-pet/#respond Tue, 19 May 2020 01:09:04 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=101412 Help! We are being overrun by Void Beetles and Left Sharks, and all the other pets in our menagerie are going crazy! We need you to join us on June 7th for an Emergency Pet Adoption Day! For this special […]]]>

Help! We are being overrun by Void Beetles and Left Sharks, and all the other pets in our menagerie are going crazy! We need you to join us on June 7th for an Emergency Pet Adoption Day!

For this special AIE event, Gustytail and I will be hanging out in Discord voice all afternoon with prepared adoption papers for a whole ton of World of Warcraft pets and a few mounts! This event is open to everyone in World of Warcraft, both Horde and Alliance, on Earthen Ring. All you need to do is pop in for a visit, hang out with a few of our pets, and take your favorite home! And if you have extra kittens (or other beasts), bring them by and we’ll find a home for them for you!

On Sunday June 7th from 12pm to 5pm ET/Server, we will be giving away pets, accepting donated pets, and generally having a fantastic time. Then when there’s no one at the counter for a pet, we’ll be leveling some allied races and streaming it in Discord.

If anyone would like to help or has any questions, please contact Gustytail or Syreyne in guild Discord. Spread the word! ​

~Syreyne

Owner and OperatorSyreyne’s Aquatic Distribution (S.A.D.)

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The AIE Podcast #343 – Every night’s a fun night, C’mon Skittles! https://aie-guild.org/blog/2020/05/the-aie-podcast-343-every-nights-a-fun-night-cmon-skittles/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-343-every-nights-a-fun-night-cmon-skittles https://aie-guild.org/blog/2020/05/the-aie-podcast-343-every-nights-a-fun-night-cmon-skittles/#respond Mon, 18 May 2020 15:36:42 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=101434 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mkallah: THIS is what happened to all of those Left Sharks! Tetsemi: Mega May is on the way! Mewkow: Reflections in Crystal is slightly refracted Mkallah: Hailing frequency are open Tetsemi: And, we […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mkallah: THIS is what happened to all of those Left Sharks!
    Tetsemi: Mega May is on the way!
    Mewkow: Reflections in Crystal is slightly refracted
    Mkallah: Hailing frequency are open
    Tetsemi: And, we have Abovan and Kelseer here to talk to us about AIE in FFXIV

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #343 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Mkallah: – (Hey, guys, there are cherry scones in the guild kitchen!). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Kelseer and Abovan who are 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

Mandatory Fun Nights- no changes to the MFN schedule, but just a reminder, STO is starting in about a half an hour!

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
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 – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern
Saturday – FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern

Streaming and guild podcast news

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 338: Gotta Keep ‘em Decorated
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-338-gotta-keep-em-decorated/

We had a fun guild event on Tuesday that included playing with some of the more interesting decorations for Strongholds and Guildships.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 339: Swoop Test Drive
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-339-swoop-test-drive/

The Swoop Bike Racing event is in testing on the PTS so it’s time for a test drive.

Working Class Nerds
Episode 73: Two Faced with Kogass and Glitch
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/3763730-episode-73-two-faced-with-kogass-and-glitch.mp3?blob_id=14101619

This week’s show Marcus is joined by 2 nightmare raiders. Kogass and Glitch. They discuss Nightmare crystals! Good,Badd, or Ugly. Find your opinion once you have listened to the show!

NOMADS
Diablo 3
Season 20 marches on. The new PTR previewing the next patch 2.6.9 starts on Thursday, May 21st and lasts for 2 weeks. Details for this PTR, how to participate in and what to focus on to aid in testing of the patch can be found at: https://us.diablo3.com/en/blog/23420227/patch-269-ptr-begins-521-5-15-2020

Destiny 2
Season the Worthy lasts until 9 Jun. Guardian Games have concluded with Titans dominating the event. For the events of this past week, including some community spotlighted videos you can always check the Bungie website: https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/49027

The Clan does have openings, and make sure you mention in the #destiny2 channel of discord that you’ve applied and make sure you’re not currently in a clan when submitting an application. Apps can be approved but you will need to drop your current clan to accept the invite.

WoW
We have about 40 approved applications on the Virtus (alliance side) that just need to go back in and accept. I sent emails in game to let them know as well. I triple dog dare them to accept it!

Noob Raid is still doing amazing and running two groups.

@Koochikoo-Gustytail and Syreyne are hosting a new event for WoW, both Horde and Alliance.

AIE Adopt-A-Pet Day

Sunday June 7th from 12pm to 5pm ET/Server

Help us! We are being overrun by Void Beetles and Left Sharks, and all the other pets in our menagerie are going crazy! So we have decided to hold an Emergency Pet Adoption Day!

Details will be in the blog. Please help share this across WoW on both sides. We will also be creating guild event posts on the in-game calendar as well.

SWTOR
May the 4th brought everyone a new astromech, which Max promptly added to his dwindling supply. We also, used the fourth as an excuse for a party version of MFN. We unlocked the last rooms on both flagships, had a Hutt race, and blew each other up with huttballs. You may have seen a shot in discord of us all disguised as Hutts, filling up the ship elevator to way beyond capacity.

Friday the 15th was the first meeting of Flashpoint Fun. It’s an opportunity to run the Master Mode Flashpoints needed to achieve the Aratech Ice speeder. Maellung will be running it roughly every two weeks and will continue until everyone has their speeder. It started on the Imperial side, but depending on interest, may run on the Republic side as well.

May’s MEGA is coming up on the 22nd. Marcus is going to lead us in a datacron crawl. He has gotten people stationed at some of the trickier ones so that we can use the flagship to summon people. If you don’t have all your datacrons yet, this will be a great opportunity to fill is some gaps.

Guildie Spicolee has started a new Ops team. They are going to meet on Monday nights (8:30PM to 10:30PM Eastern) on the Republic side. They need one more DPS and then they are ready to roll! The team’s name is WtC-? (Where’s the Cantina?)

The collections unlock sale ends tomorrow!

ESO
When Greymoor launches, Update 26 comes out as well which is a base game patch. In that patch, they have overhauled the Vampire skill line and changed the way players afflicted with that curses play. there will be new abilities along with replacements and updates to existing ones. It also changes the way you manage the four stages of the curse and to increase the stage as well as remain in stage 4 you’ll need to feed unlike now when the stage increases over time and doesn’t degrade. These changes mean a lot of players who have vampires just for the passives, might decide to cure it instead of keep it.

For MFN on May 29th we will be going into the new area together. If you plan on joining the fun, and you should, please hold off on doing the starting quests on at least one of your characters.

FFXIV
Like many things in our world today, Covid-19 has impacted Final Fantasy XIV’s patching schedule, delaying patch 5.3, Reflections in Crystal, by 2-4 weeks, putting the patch somewhere in the mid-July timeframe. With that said, patch 5.3 is shaping up some significant changes to the game, especially for new players.

The old MSQ, the game’s primary quest line that takes you from level 1 to max level and beyond, is being streamlined in the early game, removing about 13% of the game’s fluff quests. The MSQ experience is being revamped to provide all of the experience you need to level from 1-50 on its own. Another big change is to add the mounts to the MSQ (previously a side quest), adding the Crystal Tower Raids (Very Important to the story of Shadowbringers), and arguably the biggest change, flying in the original game lands!

For the FFXIV Vets out there, patch 5.3 will have the next installment of the highly anticipated Dark Apocalypse raid series, The Puppet’s Bunker. This will be a 24-player alliance raid. The next step of the Resistance Weapon upgrade will also be available on this patch. If you are a crafter and have your Skysteel Tool crafting relic, that will also have upgrades available as of this patch as well. A new beast tribe for the dwarves will be available for the crafters of the realm as well. In addition, a mystery trial is also available as part of the MSQ, which is FFXIV speak for “Spoilers, sweetie.”

We have a lot of community news today, which we will go over in a few!

STO
Hailing frequency are open.
– Fleet Night is going well. We currently meet on Earth Space Dock on Sundays at 8:30 PM Eastern. Any level experience is welcome. Phasers are set to fun!
– STO is in the middle of their 2nd Event for the T6 Campaign this year. These events progress us towards getting another T6 coupon for a ship out of the Zen Store.

EVE
Nothing out of the norm. Pew pew, make isk, pew pew 🙂

LOTRO
The anniversary event runs through the 20th. Only a few more days to try to finish up quests with the event and also to farm those steel tokens for your monster players. Another PvMP night is coming soon, so stay tuned to #lotro for more details.

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

GAME NEWS
Community Events.
Monday Night MFN. Questing content, instance groups, roulettes, ect.
Tuesday, All request raid legacy raid night. Old raids, mount farming, old extremes. Request it and we will try to accommodate.

Thursday, not an AIE event, but our first raid team is off the ground running, Noobs on Demand (NoD). Look for updates in the raid updates channel.

Saturday night map nights! Very popular event where we run maps!

Late Night Fish Club. Most nights, we have a handful of us doing the ocean fishing events at 2am EST.

The FC Crafting Projects are underway to create Airships and Submarines for run missions for the FC. Some of the potential rewards are tier 3 buffs for the FC, pets, and mounts that are only acquirable via the exploration missions. The crafting logs are posted to the website periodically for interested parties.

One of the rewards that the airships and subs bring back often are crafting shards, crystals, and clusters. These items can be provided to AIE membership at 10% under the market value. See an AIE officer for details.

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And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Kelseer and Abovan 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://andrewallenmusic.com/

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

Next time, we’ll be talking to Someone about Something! So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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FFXIV FC EXPLORATORY VESSEL – FLEET AND PROJECT REPORT 5/17 https://aie-guild.org/blog/2020/05/ffxiv-fc-exploratory-vessel-fleet-and-project-report-5-17/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ffxiv-fc-exploratory-vessel-fleet-and-project-report-5-17 https://aie-guild.org/blog/2020/05/ffxiv-fc-exploratory-vessel-fleet-and-project-report-5-17/#respond Mon, 18 May 2020 01:17:12 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=101394 It’s been a bit since our last FFXIV Exploratory Log Update, so let’s dive right in. Remember, we still have plenty of crafting crystals in the bank for purchase, 10% under the market value.  So go ahead and save yourself […]]]>

It’s been a bit since our last FFXIV Exploratory Log Update, so let’s dive right in.

Remember, we still have plenty of crafting crystals in the bank for purchase, 10% under the market value.  So go ahead and save yourself some time and gil and buy them from the FC, and you will be supporting FC events in the future.  Speak with an officer with any questions or to make a purchase.

Now, on with the update!

The Ralff!

4/23
7 Synthetic Resin https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Synthetic_Resin
23 Wind Crystal https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Wind_Crystal

Leveled to Rank 43

Next Mission
Sea of Clouds – Sector 11
Sea of Clouds – Sector 08

4/28
2 Althyk Lavender Seeds https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Althyk_Lavender_Seeds
16 Raw Celestine https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Raw_Celestine

Leveled to Rank 44

Next Mission
Sea of Clouds – Sector 13
Sea of Clouds – Sector 09

5/4
74 Earth Crystal https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Earth_Crystal
1 Balsa Wood Lumber https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Balsa_Wood_Lumber

Leveled to Rank 45

Next Mission
Sea of Clouds – Sector 11
Sea of Clouds – Sector 08

5/12
3 Althyk Lavender Seeds https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Althyk_Lavender_Seeds
22 Raw Celestine https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Raw_Celestine

Leveled to Rank 46
Sea of Clouds – Sector 13
Sea of Clouds – Sector 11

 

The Windwalker!

4/23

12 Earth Cluster https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Diamond
4 Unaspected Crystal https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Unaspected_Crystal
1 Savaged Bracelet (Vendored)
26 Earth Crystal https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Earth_Crystal

Leveled to Rank 31

New Mission
Komura (First Time)

5/4
1 Magnanimous Mogcrown https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Magnanimous_Mogcrown
25 Raw Celestine https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Raw_Celestine
10 Earth Clusters https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Diamond
1 Aurelia Polyp https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Aurelia_Polyp
4 Unaspected Crystal https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Unaspected_Crystal
6 Empty Crystal https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Earth_Crystal

Leveled Rank 35

New Mission
Kanayama (First Time)
The Wreckage of Discovery I (First Time)
The Central Rimilala Trench

5/12
7 Quickarm Materia IV https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Platinum_Ore
15 Diamond (HQ) https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Diamond
20 Platinum Ore (HQ) https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Platinum_Ore

Leveled Rank 37

New Mission
Deep-Sea Site 5 (First Time)
Kanayama
Komora
The Cobalt Shoals

 

The Milliway!

4/23
19 Piety Materia II (Vendored)
49 Red Moko Grass https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Red_Moko_Grass

Leveled to Rank 9

Next Mission
The southern Rimilala Trench
Deep-Sea Site 3

4/28
20 Gold Ore https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Gold_Ore
15 Savage Might Materia II (Vendored)

Leveled to Rank 11

Next Mission
The Umbrella Narrow
The Southern Rimilala Trench

5/4
16 Craftman’s Command Materia III (Vendored)
41 Vivanite https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Vivianite

Leveled to Rank 13

Next Mission
The Umbrella Narrow
The Southern Rimilala Trench

5/6
23 Dark Chesnut Branch https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Dark_Chestnut_Branch
36 Ice Crystal https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Ice_Crystal

Leveled to Rank 15

Next Mission
Offender’s Rot
The Umbrella Narrow
Deep-Sea 3

5/15
18 Savage Might Materia III (Vendored)
11 Bamboo Weave https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Bamboo_Weave
37 Water Crystal https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Water_Crystal

Leveled to Rank 17

Next Mission
Neolith Island
Offender’s Rot
The Umbrella Narrow

 

And on to the FC Crafting Project Report!

Invincible II-Type Aftcastle
Phase 1/3
Donated Required
30 30 Steel Rivets https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Steel_Rivets
30 30 Steel Ingot https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Steel_Ingot
30 30 Cobalt Joint Plate https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Cobalt_Joint_Plate
9 9 Garlond Steel https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Garlond_Steel
Completed!

Phase 2/3
0 30 Steel Rivets https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Steel_Rivets
0 18 Mythrite Ingot https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Mythrite_Ingot
0 30 Cobalt Joint Plate https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Cobalt_Joint_Plate
0 12 Darksteel Ingot https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Darksteel_Ingot

Thanks for reading!

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Meet an AIE Officer – Bhock Edition! https://aie-guild.org/blog/2020/05/meet-an-aie-officer-bhock-edition/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=meet-an-aie-officer-bhock-edition https://aie-guild.org/blog/2020/05/meet-an-aie-officer-bhock-edition/#respond Wed, 13 May 2020 03:57:07 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=101373 In this installment of the Meet an AIE Officer series, we sit down with Bhock to answer a few questions for us.  Let’s begin. Who are you and what do you do for AIE? I am Bhock, the French Token […]]]>

In this installment of the Meet an AIE Officer series, we sit down with Bhock to answer a few questions for us.  Let’s begin.

Who are you and what do you do for AIE?

I am Bhock, the French Token Community Officer of AIE, but most WoW players know me as Lhylee, my healing priest in WoW. Being a Community Officer is about listening and being attentive, available when someone asks a question or requires some help. We are the Big Brothers and Sisters of a Community, not linked to a specific game but to the community itself.

What got you into AIE?

Unlike most AIE members, I came from EvE Online, and joined AIE via the Capstable Podcast, doing an industry and economic segment. I found camaraderie and mutual help in that close knit group (in a sea of EvE shenanigans), and a way to give back to the community, simply talking on a podcast. Since then I played with AIE on Wildstar, Elder Scrolls Online, World of Warcraft and The Division 2… and surely others I forgot about, along the way.

When did you feel that AIE was something special?

It was in summer 2013, at the Remembrance Day. Playing EvE at the time, we were at a monument dedicated to the largest MMO battle in history, a graveyard of ships, having a multi-game broadcast, shooting fireworks while listening to members talking about their personal life. Remembrance Day is special to me, as this is what a community is, and this Remembrance Day was unique, as my father was in the last stage of Alzheimer and died 3 days later.

What got you into being an officer with AIE?

A while back I received the highest french civilian distinction for community service, helping kids integrate in society and mix with other kids from various backgrounds, in a non-judgmental environment, through games. All my life I try to give more than I get, and help others that need help, never asking anything in return. It’s not selfish or virtuous, it’s a decision I took young, to live how I felt I should and simply be myself, leading by example. I’m that kind of dumb, but that’s who I am and will ever be. Every activity, job or game I ever been into, I ended in management (my fault, surely), so it was natural to return what I could to the community I’m trying my best to be part of (but life and work take their toll). I hope I had more time to be a good officer, so many officers do way more, and I salute them. Now I stream my WoW raiding nights (http://www.twitch.tv/lhylee) on both WoW Classic and Retail, and perhaps I’ll start streaming other games I’m terrible at. Kudos to all our community streamers.

What is the name of the award you received for your French Civilian Distinction award? Is there a web resources someone wanting to know more can visit (English if possible)?

Medaille d’or du Merite Associatif (Gold Medal of Community Merit) All this was in the 80s, before internet.

What sort of differences, if any, do you see in volunteering your time in real life to assist people playing games to a virtual community, such as AIE?

I am old school in the sense that I am an in-person individual (so the current social distancing is really hard on me). The physical handshake is of the greatest importance, a show of affection, sharing and acceptance of the other, on equal footing. Body language really helps in social interactions and being kind and forward really shows better in person. I think that’s also why all kids love me, as I treat them kindly, as equals, and I’m genuinely interested in what they have to say. Keeping eye contact is paramount for sharing. You can hide on the internet, and disconnect if needed, but you cannot in real life, so you have to sort and fix things out, now. It’s also more stress, but that’s because you are way more involved.

What is the craziest thing that you have seen AIE pull off?

Remembrance is so unique and mind bending, but having so many events in all those games, each day, that’s crazy: I could have several clones and not even scratch the surface of all that AIE does, as a community. Staying kid-friendly with all those people, that’s a tour de force and a testament to humanity. And having such a long running weekly community podcast, that’s amazing: I ended Capstable (French for the last 5 years) last Christmas, after 8 years of just monthly content.

For someone new to AIE, what advice would you give them?

Don’t hesitate to ask, don’t hesitate to try, don’t hesitate to come and be yourself. But never forget all the others are the same as you and want the same respect you are owed. Just play together, meet people, and don’t be shy: the world is full of great people to meet, and we presorted a sample for you. Failure is not an option, it’s part of learning, so if a game does not suit you, try another one: AIE offers a structure in a multitude of genres, and one will surely catch your interest and be compatible with your game time/style.

Thank you for your time, Bhock.

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The AIE Podcast #342 – More useful than a turret https://aie-guild.org/blog/2020/05/the-aie-podcast-342-more-useful-than-a-turret/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-342-more-useful-than-a-turret https://aie-guild.org/blog/2020/05/the-aie-podcast-342-more-useful-than-a-turret/#respond Mon, 04 May 2020 16:22:36 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=101360 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mewkow: The Shadow Tide marches on Tetsemi: Impromptu Volunteer Guard Day was a success, with a few casualties Mkallah: Oh boy, do we have some Conquest Points Mewkow: Noobs, now on demand Tetsemi: […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mewkow: The Shadow Tide marches on
    Tetsemi: Impromptu Volunteer Guard Day was a success, with a few casualties
    Mkallah: Oh boy, do we have some Conquest Points
    Mewkow: Noobs, now on demand
    Tetsemi: And speaking of Noobs, the Floor Tank herself, Dankinia, is here to talk to us about AIE in ESO!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode # 342 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mkallah: To my left is Mewkow: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guest Dankia who is here to talk to us about AIE in ESO and ,knowing Kini, fallout 76. Welcome!

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

AIE News

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights- no changes to the MFN schedule, but just a reminder, STO is starting in about a half an hour!

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
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 – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern
Saturday – FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern

Streaming and guild podcast news
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 336: A Plethora Of Conquest Points
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-336-a-plethora-of-conquest-points/

6.1.1 is live and it’s a game changer, for conquest at least. We’ve brought on our resident conquest leader and expert, Bcavanagh, to walk us through it.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 337: Life In 6.1.1
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-337-life-in-6-1-1/

This episode we talk all about life in the new 6.1.1 reality, along with news, guild activity highlights more this week from @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-337

Working Class Nerds

Episode 72: Jackie Cao of Gearbox Software
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/3575809-episode-72-jackie-cao-of-gearbox-software.mp3?blob_id=13191785

Marcus and Nick chat with a friend of the show and game developer at Gearbox Software, Jackie Cao! They chat about what it’s like having to develop games

NOMADS
The first Division 2 Season (Shadow Tide) marches on. The current ongoing activity is the Home League that continues for another 8 days. Three of the four manhunts required to unlock the intel for the Season’s main boss event have been concluded.

Title Update 9 went live last week, and to celebrate: anyone who logs in before May 5 will receive a backpack trophy “Soda” and 3 Apparel Cache keys. This update features the exotic items reconfiguration that will allow you to “level up” your old exotics to current gear levels, and many bug fixes. Full notes are available at https://forums.ubisoft.com/showthread.php/2218056-Title-Update-9-Patch-Notes

There is also a free trial for the Division 2, playable for 8 hours up to level 8. Any progress made during the trial will be carried forward if the full game is purchased. Reach out to anyone in the AIE clan for friend referrals as well.
Free Trial info: https://forums.ubisoft.com/showthread.php/2218056-Title-Update-9-Patch-Notes
Friend Referral: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/the-division/the-division-2/friend-referral

Clan activity has been low. I encourage members to reach out in the community discord’s #thedivision2 chat channel to arrange nights for play or ask for help.

Diablo 3
Season 20, Season of the Forbidden Archives, is still going strong and sees some AIE community members dipping back into the game here and there. Remember you have the “Alea Iacta Est” community and the Nomads clan at your disposal. Just ask for invites in the AIE community discord in channel #nomads. The season is scheduled to run “roughly three months” and just started on March 13th, 2020. There’s still time to jump in and have some fun.

Much of the news with Diablo is centered on the franchise’s heavily anticipated Diablo IV. In February, Blizzard began quarterly updates on this title. The first is available at https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/diablo4/23308274/diablo-iv-quarterly-update-february-2020

Destiny 2
Guardians class in friendly class competitions in the new event “Guardian Games.” Daily challenges provide opportunities for each class to achieve victory towards the reward, bragging rights, and a class specific decoration for the Tower public space that’ll serve as a reminder of their excellence for the remainder of the year until the next event. Daily rewards and details on the games can be found at https://www.bungie.net/7/en/Seasons/Events/GuardianGames

Bungie is partnering with Direct Relief once more in the Guardian Heart’s campaign to aid in the fight against COVID-19. For those who would like more information about this campaign: https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/48946

Remember you can also play much of Destiny 2 for free with Destiny 2: New Light. Access to much of the game and all its first 2 year pass campaigns and activities are available for free with some restrictions on content in the latest Shadowkeep expansion. Join for free and receive more information on this program at https://www.bungie.net/7/en/Destiny/NewLight

There are a few AIE members carrying on the fight in Destiny 2. Reach out to them to arrange playtimes and ask for help in the community discord’s #destiny2 channel. You may submit an application to join the clan at https://www.bungie.net/en/ClanV2?groupid=2122972

Officers are always available and paying attention in the #lfo channel. Don’t hesitate to shout out there for app approvals in any AIE game.

WoW
From Gustytail – We had great fun doing Volunteer Guard Day on both Alliance and Horde. It was a last minute idea and we racked up impressive scores killing invaders in Orgrimmar and Stormwind. We also accidentally killed Critho. Oops!

Invictus is the new co-guild for invites on the Horde side. Just use the in game guild finder to search for Alea Iacta Est and apply. Just a reminder, once your application is approved, you won’t get an in game notification, so make sure you go back to the Communities panel (J) and accept your invite.

Fezgig is the new officer. Come learn more about the newest AIE Officer here https://aie-guild.org/blog/2020/04/new-aie-officer-fezgig/ and make sure you listen to Episode 341 as well.

Officer spotlight article on Syreyne https://aie-guild.org/blog/2020/05/meet-an-aie-officer-syreyne-edition/ keep an eye out on the blog as more interviews are on the way!

Alliance guild is over 300 members!
HFO had 25 people Friday night!

Dankinia – Noob Raid has had 45-50 people attending the last few weeks so we have been running two groups with myself leading one, Syrene leading the other, and Gijora jumping back and forth as needed. It’s been a lot of fun and we tend to get 4-5 bosses down every Saturday night. If you would like to join us, there is no item level requirement. Just be in guild chat a little before 11pm est and watch for me to announce that invites are going out.

SWTOR
Have some conquest points with your conquest points. The latest changes to the Conquest system have everyone remarking on all the new ways to gain points as well as sparking conversations in the community and among guildies about whether the changes have made it TOO easy or whether there is some method behind Bioware’s madness. In the meantime, it’s definitely affected gameplay for many AIE’ers in swtor as they switch out characters more often to get personal targets met. It will be interesting to see how it goes once the initial hubbub dies down and we settle into the new normal.

The public test server is currently up, so people can work on testing the new Master Mode version of the current Operation, The Nature of Progress.

MFN still meets on Tuesdays at 9PM Eastern. This week we will be celebrating and opening the remaining rooms on both flagships. Also, BC has some fun things planned for the future. May’s MEGA will be a datacron crawl and will be on the 22nd. Now is a good time to jump into the game because we have a double XP event going on until mid June.

And last, but not least, May the 4th is Looci’s birthday as well as the birthday of guildie Racevan’s son! May the force be with us all.

STO
Tonight’s Fleet Night will be focused around the Winter Wonderland that Q brought back.

There is currently a double XP event going on.

Next week they will be running another event for a few weeks to work towards either a tier 6 ship or 1000 lobi crystals.

FFXIV
Map nights are still a super popular event and profitable for every attendee. Maps are greatly appreciated, but not required for attendance.

Tuesday night casual raid nights have been getting a lot of traction, with older raids being requested and fulfilled. Special Extreme mounts are also common activities, getting cool and unique mounts for all attendees.

Thursday night “Noobs on Demand” (NoD) is looking to start up this week. Look for updates on their successes in the raid activity channel.

Goblin, the server that AIE plays on is once again a Preferred Server. Many new players are starting up on our server, so plenty of new folks to adventure alongside with, since new characters will get the “road to 70 buff” giving you a MASSIVE xp bonus on all jobs under 70. So now is a great time to start up FFXIV with AIE. Drop by the #ffxiv channel for any questions or to meet the many AIE players of Final Fantasy XIV.

EVE
All operations within normal parameters. Military deployment is officially over. ISK making may resume. Translation: We’re all in Animal Crossing playing the Stalk Market

LOTRO
Lotro had a successful PvMP night last week. We had a lot of fun and if you missed it there will be more PvMP themed SNLs in the future. so if you missed the first one you will have a chance to join in next time. Standing Stone Games has extended its all content free-to-play through May 31st. If you are VIP or lifetime VIP as a thank you Standing Stone Games is giving all VIP a free medium carry-all.

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

GAME NEWS
The next chapter for ESO, Greymoor, will launch on Tuesday May 26th for PC/Mac and on June 9th for consoles. Update 26 will go live at that time as well. For all players, Update 26 will have more server and client side optimization and stability improvements. For those that purchase the new chapter, we will be journing to Western Skyrim. The area should feel familiar to those that spent hours playing TES V: Skyrm because of the geography, however since we will be adventuring earlier in the timeline there will be new areas to discover. In addition, we will get to delve into the vast subterranean area of Blackreach.

One of the new systems that will be launched alongside Greymoor is the antiquities system. You join the Antiquarians Circle in the city of Solitude in Western Skyrim which will walk you through a tutorial quest explaining how the system works. The system will have two mini games and skill lines to go with them. There will be a variety of items you can get such as Mythic equipment, treasure to sell, motifs, furnishings, and a mount.

As usual, the Friday after the new chapter launches our MFN will be spent exploring the new zone together and maybe checking out the new Antiquities system. Our recent MFN activities have been random dungeon runs and public dungeon clears. Also one of our members, Thuggs, has created a course he calls “Golden Lessons” to provide tips and tricks to gold making in game.

Also ask Mew and Kini about Fallout 76

Wastelanders is here.
Settlers and Raiders
Ally functionality
Interactive NPC dialog

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

I can be found on Twitter at Dankinia and if you want to check out the Mandatory Fun in ESO, or see Noob Raid kill boss bosses, I live stream both events on my twitch channel. https://twitch.tv/dankinia

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://andrewallenmusic.com/

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

Mkallah: Next time, we’ll be talking to Abovan in FFXIV. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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