Alea Iacta Est https://aie-guild.org A Gaming Community Sun, 17 Mar 2019 04:24:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 AIE WoW Alliance Guild! https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/03/aie-wow-alliance-guild/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/03/aie-wow-alliance-guild/#respond Sun, 17 Mar 2019 04:24:43 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=99911 Hello AIE! No, it is not April 1st! For several years, AIE community members have been asking us if we have an Alliance guild in WoW. The evolution of WoW and gaming in general has made it more interesting than […]]]>

Hello AIE!

No, it is not April 1st! For several years, AIE community members have been asking us if we have an Alliance guild in WoW. The evolution of WoW and gaming in general has made it more interesting than ever to want to see both sides of every story. However, the answer on Alliance has always been no for a number of reasons, though the officer team has continually taken these requests to heart, and has reevaluated the decision often. The recent change to 50 characters per server has allowed us to overcome one of the largest hurdles…space for new officer alts on Earthen Ring.

Therefore, it is our greatest pleasure to announce that “no” is no longer the answer to that question. We would like to introduce you to our trial AIE WoW co-guild, Alea Iacta Est Virtus, now accepting applications for Alliance characters on the Earthen Ring server. (Yes, Molten Core has frozen over!)

Among the many factors we considered when planning this, we certainly debated what server an Alliance guild should be created on. Taking various factors into account, including consideration for our sister communities such as Convert To Raid, ease of administration, and server populations, our conclusion was that it makes most sense for our Alliance guild to be on Earthen Ring.

There are a few things for everyone in the Community to keep in mind with this Alliance guild trial:

  1. We are not Horde vs Alliance. We are AIE!
  2. Not all officers will be playing Alliance, especially right away, so getting invites may take longer.  Please be patient. You can always ask for a WoW Alliance officer in Discord #lfo, which will be a recommended way to catch officers who may be on the other side.
  3. We are hoping to limit this to a single guild on the alliance side initially and will be requesting members only add 1 or 2 characters (this could evolve in the future).
  4. Because of #2 and #3, and the fact that this only a first step, we suggest you think hard before paying for server transfers for an Alliance character you may have elsewhere. (However, there is a discount on the server transfer service in effect to the end of the month.)
  5. There will not be immediate access to guild repairs, extended bank services, etc. This may change if we can build up a gold reserve and work out those services.
  6. All AIE policies currently in effect for the Horde side and for the Community at large will be in effect for the Alliance side.
  7. If we do choose to participate in Community PvP, such as COOP, we expect everyone to be respectful to AIE on either side though fun Alliance vs Horde engagement will be part of that.
  8. Similarly, those choosing to play via warmode should expect fun engagement with other AIE members. We will all need to have an open mind in these cases and work hard to limit all drama. Warmode means “let’s dance” and who better to dance with than friends!
  9. Alliance Races are now available in Umami. Please select your Alliance race/class combo when submitting an application for your new character. (Yes, character level is still limited to 100. We don’t mind what level you enter here!)

For the Horde… and the Alliance!

Over 10 years ago in an alternate universe, AIE was founded, and not being able to pick a faction, the guild chose both. Through a bit of timewalking and a collapse of various quantum entanglements, that reality has merged into ours as of today.

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The AIE Podcast #315 – Sema Predicts the Future of SWTOR: It’s Turtles All The Way Down https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/03/the-aie-podcast-315-sema-predicts-the-future-of-swtor-its-turtles-all-the-way-down/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/03/the-aie-podcast-315-sema-predicts-the-future-of-swtor-its-turtles-all-the-way-down/#respond Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:56:35 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=99881 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mkallah: We have your community updates Mewkow: Noob is on FIRE! Tetsemi: Our free company is prime company Mkallah: Reasonable Reasons are redacted Mewkow: And, we have Sema and Max who are here […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mkallah: We have your community updates
    Mewkow: Noob is on FIRE!
    Tetsemi: Our free company is prime company
    Mkallah: Reasonable Reasons are redacted
    Mewkow: And, we have Sema and Max who are here to talk about AIE in SWTOR

All that and more coming up right now…

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AIE News
Welcome to episode #315 of the the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Mkallah: – (Hey guys, there is lemon lime basil shortbread in the guild kitchen ). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Sema and Max who is here to talk to us about AIE in SWTOR Welcome!

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

Streaming and guild podcast news
Working Class Nerds – Episode 38: The State of Star Wars with Sith Talk’s Sam
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/986315

Nick and Marcus are joined by Sith Talk host Sam to discuss and analyze how Star Wars got so big, where it is now, and where it could be going.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 281: Member The Dread Masters?
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-281-member-the-dread-masters/

This week, in addition to hot takes on the dev tracker, @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-281 open up the archives and start a mini-series talking about the Dread Masters

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 282: Dread Masters From Ec To Tfb
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-282-dread-masters-from-ec-to-tfb/
This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-282 continue our walk through Dread Master lore and cover the story elements of EV, KP, EC, and TFB.

Imperium Ludi
Just a reminder, we’re still going strong with #Anthem and would love to see more people active in it. If you are playing, make sure the check out the #Anthem channel in AIE Discord and ping Durus to add your Origin ID to the list of people playing so you can get the Alliance bonuses.

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

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

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

WoW
A bit of a brag about Noob Raid. We are now 8/8 on Uldir Normal. Our first time ever seeing Ghuun and we killed him on the 1st pull (which was an accidental pull). We then followed that up by going 3/9 in BD’A Normal.

1. This month’s Community Event: Trial of Style – March 20-24
2. Next month’s Community Event: “April” Fools Rush In – Gusty – Whole month of April

ESO
The Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood celebration event started on March 7th and rungs until Monday March 18th 10am est. The event gives double reward drops for World and Delve Boss kills, increased rewards for completing Heists and Sacraments, and 1 event ticket for each Sacrament and Heist completed each day per account.

In guild related news, MFN is still Friday night at 9pm est.

FFXIV
General items: The Free Company attendance is way up. Many folks are taking advantage of the Amazon Prime deal which gets you a free copy of the Starter Edition which also comes with 30 days of game time. The Starter Edition is the vanilla version of the game, taking players up thru level 50 and associated 2.x patches. Many of these players have been sticking around, and have jobs in various levels. Now is a great time to start your adventure in Eorzea with AIE. The Twitch Prime deal lasts thru May 3rd, but we’d love to see you in the game today!

But what about those that do not have Twitch Prime? Or maybe your desktop or laptop may need a refresh so most of your modern gaming is done on the PS4? (sorry, no xbox1 or switch version yet) Well, there is a free trial that you can download that will let you play the game up to level 35. You can not join a Free Company with this type of account, but you will be able to join a cross world linkshell, which is FFXIV speak for a chat channel that spans over multiple servers. You will be able to talk with AIE folk there, as well as talk with people in the AIE community that may have characters on other servers. Of course, you can always talk to us in Discord as well.
As many of the people who are taking advantage of the Amazon Prime key are hitting 50, the ending 8-player dungeons do have some brutal queue times. Do yourself a favor and ask in Free Company Chat or Discord for people to jump in the queue with you. We can take a 45 min-1h queue to 15 seconds, and we want to help you.

The Shadowbringers pre-order bonus items, the little baby Gremlin and the Aetheryte Earrings, an item that scales with you, modifies its stats for your job, and provides a 30% boost in XP gained while level 70 and below are available now for preorders.

Quick tip for pre-orders. To get the bonus do the following. Get the code from your retailer, SE Store will have the code from their store, Amazon will email you a code. Take the code and follow the web link in the email or store page. This will take you to the pre-order bonus page. Pick your platform and then enter the code you were given. This will output a code that you can put into the mog station to get your pre-order bonuses.

DC redistribution is happening soon! Goblin, AIE’s server, will be moved to the new Crystal data center. At this time, AIE will be riding the Goblin wave and remaining on the server as it is migrated over to Goblin. When the redistribution happens, there will be free transfer provided with relaxed item and Gil limits. If you have other characters elsewhere, transferring to Goblin may be an option for you.

Fun nights are still Wednesday. Other options (nights and times) are being considered, but let us know in Discord on your suggestions! However, we do have a sizeable crew on every night! You don’t need to wait for a fun night to have fun with AIE! Talk in FC chat, join voice and dive into your adventures together

The Seasonal event, Little Ladies’ Day, will be wrapping up on March 13th. Don’t forget to get your change to get the seasonal items, such as the Flower Crown and the housing items Festive Chirashi-zushi (your guess is as good as mine), Festive Sushi Balls, and Magicked Prism Daisies before they go up on the Mog Station.

The final pre-expansion fan fest will be held on March 23-24 over in Japan (A little under 2 weeks away!) What will be announced? What weird costume will Yoshi-P come out as? Will we get the full trailer for the expansion? Will the time zone difference mess with our sleep schedules? We’ll find out then!

Also a reminder, the Twitch Prime deal is for PC only. Not Mac, not Steam, not PS4.

STO
Guild news: STO continues to run a MFN on Sunday night at 8:30PM Eastern. Characters level 10(Lieutenant Commander) and up are welcomed.

Game news front, on April 11th, they will be shutting down the Foundry system. The Foundry was a tool used for players to create content for the game.

LOTRO
https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?671702-LOTRO-Post-Downtime-Events-Sales-Bonuses-and-FAQ-3-9-19

The Skirmish Event has been extended until March 18th at 3:00 AM Eastern (-4 GMT)

Legendary Story XP has been reduced from 60% of normal to 80% of normal through Wednesday, March 13th.

Last week’s LOTRO Store sale has expired. This week’s planned LOTRO Store sale is now live, and will be extended to last for the regular sales duration. Meanwhile, next week’s sales will begin on Thursday as normal.

The current sale:

Make Your Piece of Middle-earth Shine!
Get 30% off:
Select Housing Decorations
Select Housing Sets
Housing Property Writs
Select Cloaks

Additionally, Bombur’s Bounty is now available through March 17th.

Finally, we wanted to let you know that we are working to put together a package of things to say thank you for being patient with us as we’ve worked through various data center-related issues in recent days. NOTE: None of the following Coupon Codes, LOTRO Points, or VIP time extensions have yet been granted or made. We will provide more information in the coming days, probably early next week.

All players will receive:

A Coupon Code for a free Appreciation Box containing: 5 100% XP Boosts, 5 Enhanced XP Supply, 5 Tomes of Defence, 2000 Figments of Splendour, 3 Rapid Crafting Boosts, and an assortment of seasonal dyes. (1/Account). Expiration end of April.

Additionally, VIP players will receive:

A VIP subscription time extension.
250 LOTRO Points automatically granted to their account if they have logged in during the previous 30 days.

Premium players who have logged in during the previous 30 days will receive:

250 LOTRO Points

EVE
AIEU’s Super Capital Fleet grows with the addition of Reasonable Reasons 3, an Avatar Class Titan, bringing the total number of corporation super capitals to .

We are also building capital ships, at the request of members at reasonable prices.

War is on the horizon, come back and fulfil your bloodlust, our Non Invasion Pact with Test Alliance ends on the 22nd of March.

For current AIEU members, all personnel must be registered in AIEU Seat, Blades of Grass Seat, Winter Coalition Seat, and Winter Coalition services by March 15th. Purge to follow.

Lanc has a Eve Meetup in LA in like 24 hours.

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

GAME NEWS
New Planet and Daily Area – Ossus

Ossus is home to the ruins of a truly ancient Jedi Temple and is currently the site of a power struggle between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. It is not a welcoming planet and is covered in rocky hills and sand (it gets everywhere). Even so, the Jedi who chose this place to lay low have been successful with carving out a life, mainly through some innovative farming methods. Old characters reappear and interesting new ones emerge in the introductory story to the area. There is a lair boss here, daily missions, two new tier gears, new rep to grind, two world bosses, two new datacrons, and new companions.

End of PvP Season 10

PvP Season 10 ended and Season 11 pre-season began. Top 96 rewards were distributed. Normal Season 10 rewards will go out when Season 11 begins, which will be RSN.

Double XP Week was Feb 19 – Feb 26. Much command points and many levelings were to be had!

New Guild Features

Bioware has added guild leveling and guild perks to the game. The perks last for a period of weeks and are purchased by the guild. The perks you can purchase depend on which parts of the guild flagship you have opened. Perks come in a wide variety and include things like increased gathering and crafting efficiency, increased experience gain, increased reputation gain, increased mounted speed, increased gains in Warzones (pvp), increased drop rates in Operations, increased stats in certain situations, and many more versions of all those and some that I’m sure I’ve left out.

All Conquest activity by guild members contributes to guild leveling and we are leveling nicely on both the Imperial side and the Republic side. Each time a guild levels, it receives Guild Commendations which can then be used to purchase guild perks.

There are some new voices on the SWTOR Official Forums these days including a new member of the Community Team – Dan Steed and Mike Bradley, who is a Live Producer. Mike has been paying attention to PvP threads.

Guild News

MFN continues to alternate weekly. If you are ever curious about which week is which, it’ll always be posted in the GMOTD.
February MEGA (Monthly Guild Activity.. what does the E stand for again?) was a datacron crawl, including the two new ones on Ossus. March MEGA will be some good ol’ Pub side PvP using the new private warzone feature.

Star Wars Celebration
Chicago, April 11-15
SWTOR Cantina on April 13th (don’t need SWC tickets to attend)
AIE Meetup on the 12th at the Marriott Residence Downtown

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

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

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

Overly Dramatic News – @HuntsTheWind

Next time, we’ll be talking to someone about some game! So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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The AIE Podcast #314 – Eee Ess Oh, I Fell Off A Cliff https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/02/the-aie-podcast-314-eee-ess-oh-i-fell-off-a-cliff/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/02/the-aie-podcast-314-eee-ess-oh-i-fell-off-a-cliff/#respond Mon, 25 Feb 2019 13:58:08 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=99847 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mewkow: Anthem is the new hotness Mkallah: SWTOR is Swarming the Hive of the Mountain Queen Mewkow: Become a warrior of the Light, or maybe darkness? Mkallah: Congratu-condolences to Huck in EVE Mewkow: […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mewkow: Anthem is the new hotness
    Mkallah: SWTOR is Swarming the Hive of the Mountain Queen
    Mewkow: Become a warrior of the Light, or maybe darkness?
    Mkallah: Congratu-condolences to Huck in EVE
    Mewkow: And, 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 #314 of the the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Host Mkallah To my left is Mewkow – (catch phrase here). And to my right well, no one- Tet has the flu and does not have enough of a voice to talk on the show this evening. This week we are joined by special guests Dankinia who is here to talk to us about AIE in ESO Welcome!

Tetsemi’s week (since he has no voice) – Got in FFXIV, playing an archer, at level 24 with various professions as well, very fun so far, good story and entertaining combat.

Bought Anthem and playing the heck out of it while recovering from the flu (would not recommend, the flu. Anthem is great). Level 14 playing the Colossus (tank mech, go figure) and did my first Stronghold. Was super fun and helped me figure out what all my key bindings actually do.

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

AIE News

Streaming and Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 279: 5.10.1 – It Compiled
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-279-5-10-1-it-compiled/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-279 break down the good, the bad and the ugly of 5.10.1

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 280: Killer Queen
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-280-killer-queen/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-280 break down the Queen of the Wretched of the Hive of the Mountain of the Queen lair boss fight.

Working Class Nerds Episode 37 “Soft Taco Talk” featuring Lady Rann and Kogass.
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/966708

We discussed Twitch streaming as well as Nightmare Ops in Swtor.
We also Broke down the new lair boss on ossus. The Mutated Geonosian Queen.
If you want to hear more about Working Class Nerds go to workingclassnerds.com

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

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

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

Imperium Ludi
Anthem
We have quite a few folks playing on the PC, with at least one on XBox and one of PS4. Durus has pinned a list of Origin names at the top of the #anthem channel in AIE Discord. The top 5 contributors on your friends list award you extra XP based on you Alliance ranking which goes up every time you complete a mission and will get your gold to spend in the vanity shops. Hop on in, it’s a fun game. If you just want to try it out, you can purchase the one month Origin access and unlock it and a lot of other Origin games while your sub is active.

WoW
Big shout out to the people at Blizzard doing the hard work to make this game right now and to all the folks that got laid off after the Tuesday earnings call. The gaming industry as a whole seems to be very much in flux right now and job stability isn’t really there for a lot of hard working folks putting everything they can into making the games we love.

Mini-Raid Wrap-up:
In the race for guild first heroic:
Get your Crit Together is in the lead with a 6 of 9 in Heroic BoD, and at 7/9 in Normal.
Kiddie Aggro is currently at 4/9, and has finished Normal 9/9.
Better Late than Never is 3/9, but did get to 9/9 in Normal first.
Pepper Jack Fan Club is at 2/9 in Heroic, and 8/9 Normal.
Horseshoes & Hand grenades is at 1/9, with 6/9 in Normal.

– Kini, any NOOB raid updates for us?

Kini- Noob Raid one shot Zul and Mythrax last night, after clearing the previous bosses. It was awesome.

SWTOR
Swtor got a new lair boss called “Hive of the Mountain Queen”. It’s on the planet Ossus and is basically a monster created by an insane Sith Lord. It’s giving everyone a good time. We downed in on story mode in our raid teams and also during MEGA, which we did in 16 man mode with the help of friends and one lone (but awesome) pug. Also, someone who shall remain nameless (Marcus) set off a bomb that killed 12 of us. We are thinking that record will stand for a long, long time. The next harder mode (Veteran) is giving everyone fits. We are up for the challenge though!

Speaking of MEGA, February’s MEGA was this past Friday and killing the Hive Queen is not the only thing we did. We went to Ossus and got the two latest datacrons. Both of them were essentially jumping puzzles with one of them being in such close quarters that at certain camera angles you could see the inside of your own head. Thankfully, our good jumpers got to the target and were able to summon the rest of us.

In podcast news, both Working Class Nerds and The Escape Podcast are still going strong with WCN hitting their 37th episode and EPC their 280th.

In guild news
– The guild in SWTOR has officially retired the requirement for new members/alts to put in applications. If you know someone that wishes to join AIE in SWTOR, just give them the discord info and tell them to ask for an invite there.

– BCavanagh wrote and compiled responses for a survey regarding people’s preferences for MFN. We will be using that info to help us decide from week to week what activities we do in MFN.

– Look for a survey in the near future from Marcus about what your preferences are for MEGA going forward.

Reminder that MFN is on the Republic side this week.

SoL (Soldiers of Light) beat the Mutated Geonosian Queen and got the hidden achievement

FFXIV
Wednesday night fun nights at 10pm. Other days/times will be added later, but let us know your thoughts in discord!

Activity is high, thanks Amazon and Twitch in particular!

Shadowbringers pre-orders are live with pre order bonuses available on 3/1, including a special leveling earrings to help us get to 70 a bit faster.

Confused with the class system? Check out this video from Abovan on that very subject: https://youtu.be/AFyGFn2R7pk

Plenty of room for new warriors of light. Drop on by the FFXIV channel is discord and we can help you get started. Plenty of people around to offer referrals or even codes for the game.

STO
There is new Task Force Operation out, Pahvo Dissension. It’s a ground based operation focused around the new Mirror of Discovery Storyline.
MFN has started back up. They are currently scheduled Sunday night, 8:30 PM EST. Any rank Lieutenant Commander and higher is invited to join.

EVE
Welcome new community officer and Eve Director @Huck , he is Cersei in game in Eve.

Welcome back Space Trucker Extraordinaire Erick Nolen @redrum. He enjoys his time back by instantly losing a 1.4Billion Isk Carrier. Welcome back

The Russco-Imperial-Legacy is flailing on the bongos of war. The 6 month peace treaty that almost all of Eve is under expires on March 22nd. At least moderate to large scale warfare is expected

The Annual Burn Jita Player event is currently taking place. This is where hundreds of players converge on the largest market and in the game and kill Hundreds of Billions of isk worth of shipping traffic every day. Traffic advisory is recommended at least through Tuesday.

GW2
Our sympathies to the ArenaNet GW2 team , who are currently going through layoffs.

On Tuesday the new Warclaw WvW mount becomes available! It is useable in PvE as well. We don’t know yet how it will be claimed, but it will almost certainly involve WvW playing, so if you want to know how to WvW, come talk to us in the gw2 discord channel.

LOTRO
The LOTRO team just published their Producer’s Letter yesterday, and it’s a look ahead for the year.

https://www.lotro.com/en/game/articles/producer%E2%80%99s-letter-%E2%80%93-february-2019-%E2%80%93-look-ahead

First, our most important goal for the year is to continue to tell your ongoing story. We are excited to continue the Black Book of Mordor as it winds through Middle-earth and leads players to our next expansion. The tale will take us to the Vale of Anduin, where we will explore the history, important events, and secrets of that area. As the year continues, we will unveil more tales in the Vale, and then follow the story back towards Mordor to Minas Morgul itself. Among the many dangers you’ll face will be Shelob herself as you learn what she has been up to, and how she is influencing the future of Middle-earth.

And in ongoing event news, the Skirmish Event continues through March 11th!

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

GAME NEWS

Update 21 arrives February 25th for PC players. It contains a new Battlegrounds map for PVP called Eld Angar that has several different game types available such as Capture the Relic, Domination, and Chaosball using one area of the version of the map and Crazy King and Deathmatch using another. (don’t ask me what any of this means, I don’t pvp)

There will also be new PvP rewards for people who compete in both the Alliance War and Battlegrounds.

Also the first part of the Season Of the Dragon adventure starts on the 25th as well. with the release of the Wrathstone DLC. A four person dungeon called the Dwarven Vault of Mhuvnak will open which has new Dwarven automations, deadly traps and goblins to get in the way of reaching the objective. Rewards that can drop from this dungeon included 3 new armor/weapon sets and a new Monster Mask.

This new DLC is available for all ESO plus members and in the crown store.

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

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

And now it’s time to play all of the great AIE member segment we received this week, including…
Overly Dramatic News – @HuntsTheWind

Mkallah: Next time, we’ll be talking to Someone about something!. So until then, AIE…

– This is Mkallah
– This is Mewkow

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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The AIE Podcast #313 – Saturday Night Special, That’s No Rabbit https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/02/the-aie-podcast-313-saturday-night-special-thats-no-rabbit/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/02/the-aie-podcast-313-saturday-night-special-thats-no-rabbit/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 16:43:11 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=99807 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Tetsemi: Get ready for a most amazing race Mkallah: AIE takes over Working Class Nerds Mewkow: Celebrate Valentine’s Day Morrowind style Tetsemi: Greetings from Outer space Mkallah: And, we have Abovan who is […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Tetsemi: Get ready for a most amazing race
    Mkallah: AIE takes over Working Class Nerds
    Mewkow: Celebrate Valentine’s Day Morrowind style
    Tetsemi: Greetings from Outer space
    Mkallah: And, we have Abovan who is here to talk to us about AIE in Final Fantasy XIV

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #313 of the the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Tetsemi: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mkallah: (Hey guys, i have dark chocolate raspberry pie and blueberry lemon croissant puff in the guild kitchen). This week we are joined by special guest Abovan who is here to talk to us about AIE in Final Fantasy XIV Welcome!

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

AIE News

Community
This month’s Community Events will be in World of Warcraft

Ralff’s Amazing Race Sunday, February 17th, 2019
https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/01/second-annual-ralffs-amazing-race/

Streaming and guild podcast news
Working Class Nerds 36 – AIE Takeover (NSFW)

https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/949463

Marcus and Nick have a WCN record FOUR guests on the show! They’re joined by Max, Sema, Tetsemi, and Dankinia to talk about anything and everything involving our beloved AIE Guild.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 277: Ossus Daily Mission Tips
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-277-ossus-daily-mission-tips/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-277 walk through the Ossus daily and weekly missions in some detail and review tips and tricks for how, why and where to do them.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 278: How Is Babby Formed On Ord Mantell
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-278-how-is-babby-formed-on-ord-mantell/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-278 take our Jedi class story on to Ord Mantell and search out some of the babies we keep hearing about.

Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
FFXIV 9 pm Eastern
Saturday – STO 10 pm Eastern(Rumor is they are looking for a new night)
Noob Raid 11 pm Eastern

NOMADS
With the Anthem weekends and upcoming launch there has been a lot of Nomad activity in the game. Feel free to post in the #nomads channel in AIE Discord and look for folks getting active in this game!

WoW
Wing 2 of LFR for Battle for Dazar’alor opens this week, so you can get a look at the next 3 Bosses in the raid and continue the story. As we’re Horde side, when you enter this wing, you will be seeing it from the Alliance point of view and your character and racials will become an Alliance race.

It looks like BLTN (Salus) and DoA (Libertas) ranked in top 10 as All-Stars on Execution for Uldir
on Normal difficulty on Earthen Ring.
https://www.warcraftlogs.com/server/rankings/83/19#metric=execution&difficulty=3

And Get Your Crit Together (Audacia) and BLTN (Salus) ranked in the top 10 as All-Stars on Execution for Uldir on Herioc Difficulty on Earthen Ring.
https://www.warcraftlogs.com/server/rankings/83/19#metric=execution&difficulty=4

SWTOR
Guild just hit Level 12 on the Imperial side.

We are taking a look at MFN schedules and might be adding in some variety and less common activities in the near term.

MEGA is February 22nd (Friday) and should be an awesome event!

FFXIV
See Game Notes

STO
Double XP Weekend!
https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11082783-xp-weekend%21

For guild structures: we are focusing on upgrading the Spire.

Next Sunday 2/17, we are going to be running an MFN. 8:30PM EST. Details are still being worked on.

There is a competition for a chance at the new ships for mirror of Discovery: Win a new starship that really brings the pain in Star Trek Online: Mirror of Discovery!.https://www.pcgamesn.com/star-trek-online/star-trek-online-mirror-of-discovery-giveaway

ESO
The Morrowind Celebration is started on Feb 7th and runs though Monday February 18th 10am est. Drops from resource notes and all bosses will be doubled during the event and you get double reward boxes from all the daily quests in the zone. You also earn event tickets for the first world boss daily and delve boss daily each day. So a max of 2 tickets per day per account. These tickets go towards feathers and berries for the Indrik mount.

EVE
GREETINGS SPACE FRIENDS! And Happy new year!!!!

We have a series of events that I’m planning for all of February

For the First weekly event we’re going to celebrate the Lucky Pig!!! Everyone who logs on over the next 7 days will have the chance to Receive Luck ™. Some activities may help sway the luck gods so go on those fleets! And join in on Space Communism, Space Capitalism, and Space…idk Jainism…

I’m going to be filling up Minmatar ships (rusty red colored ships) and filling them with goodies to contract out to people randomly

Week 2 will be a Fitfleet fitness “Challenge of the skinny pig!” Just document your road to better health (whatever is medicinally advisable for all of us in different stages of life) in our fitfleet channel and receive something at the end of the week

Week 3 is….going to be something….idk yet probably participation based. Thinking Exploding Pig. Probably a Red Envelope fleet

But week 4 will be a Chili Recipe Cookoff I think….Pork based

LOTRO
“Saturday February 9th at 9 server time or 15 minutes after AIE podcast ends I will be running everyone’s favorite content ………Epic Battles. They will be starting with the War of Gondor: Retaking Pelargir. “What are the requirements?” You ask. Great question, you need to be at least lvl 10 and have Helm’s Deep expansion. Great and patient attitudes a plus. All are welcome to attend.”

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

GAME NEWS
Something something, SHADOWBRINGERS! New expansion this summer, July 2nd!

Pre-orders are now available. Preorder now and get early access, goodies. Early access will start on June 28th.

New Classes

Gunbreaker – New, Gun-sword, Gunblade tank class!

Blue Mage, available now!

New 24-player raid with guest designers Yosuke Saito and Yoko Taro.

Yoko Taro picture, because we need this.

 

New Race, The Viera!

Very similar to the Viera in FF Tactics and 12.

The Restoration of the Holy See of Ishgard

New Game+

Trusts!

And more to be revealed at the Tokyo Fan Fest

The End of Stormblood!

Patches! New Content, new stories!

Patch 4.55 is slated for next Tuesday.

More Eureka, Rival Wings Update.

Doman mahjong was added. This is more similar to Japanese Mahjong and not solitaire Mahjong you may be familiar with. This plays like a combination of poker and gin rummy in a 4 player setting.

Future patch

Data Center Reshuffle. Today, Goblin, our server is on the Aether Data Center, which is our grouping of servers that allows for party finder groups, party matching and so forth. Coming soon, Goblin will be reshuffled into a new datacenter, Crystal.

At this time, we as a Free Company will remain on Goblin with no plans on moving, and therefore will eventually end up on the Crystal datacenter. We do have a Cross-World linkshell setup that anyone is welcome to join, if you are on another server but still wish to talk to AIE folk. Ask in the #FFXIV channel in discord for details.

You will be able to freely visit any other server on your datacenter!

Since last time we were on, Alphascape, 4 Lords, and the end of the Return to Ivalice 24-player raid story in the Orbonne Monastery!

Got Twitch Prime? How about Amazon Prime? Well, play the starter edition now, for FREE!

FC Post Valentine’s Day Calamity. Get your toons refreshed in the FC or else they will removed if they are over 180 days offline. Officers, this includes you. February 15th is the deadline.

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And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank 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://bit.ly/AIEPodcastDiscord . Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://keyswithsoul.com !

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

Ask Buxley – @AskBuxley
Overly Dramatic News – @HuntsTheWind

Next time, well hopefully be talking to Dankinia and possibly friends in ESO. So until then, AIE…

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

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Shadowbrings Pre-Orders Now Available https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/02/shadowbrings-pre-orders-now-available/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/02/shadowbrings-pre-orders-now-available/#respond Sat, 09 Feb 2019 05:48:11 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=99719 Warriors of Light!  The time is upon us to begin the Pre-Orders of Shadowbringers, the next chapter in Final Fantasy XIV! https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/preorder Remember folks, AIE is on the Goblin server, currently in the Aether data center, but our server is […]]]>

Warriors of Light!  The time is upon us to begin the Pre-Orders of Shadowbringers, the next chapter in Final Fantasy XIV!

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

Remember folks, AIE is on the Goblin server, currently in the Aether data center, but our server is slated to move to the new Crystal data center soon.

Join AIE as we continue our adventures through Eozrea, as we all adventure together in Shadowbringers!  As always, you can join the conversation or ask any questions down in our Discord Channel, https://aie-guild.info/discord #FFXIV.

There are a few different versions to purchase.

On each platform, there is a standard edition, a digital collector’s edition, and the physical collector’s edition.

 

By pre-ordering any version of Shadowbringers, players will receive the following bonuses.

  • Early access to Shadowbringers, beginning Friday, June 28th.
  • The Baby Gremlin Minion to follow you in your adventures, scare you and your friends, as well as encourage you that the monster in front of you is of no match for you, just ignore the snickering…
  • Aetheryte Earrings.  A stylish piece of ear accessory that also provides job specific stats, and grow in power as you level up to 70!  On top of that, it will give you an extra 30% XP bonus to boot!  Not a bad deal for looking good!

 

If you purchase the PS4 edition of the game, you will also receive a PS4 theme and a PS4 Avatar as part of your pre-order bonus.

 

 

 

Awesome!  But what do you get for picking up the digital collectors edition?  Well, you get everything listed above and the following!

  • The great Grani Mount!  Enjoy your new ride, with many, many pointy edges!  It also flies and swims underwater!

 

  • She is not a bunny, but a Viera!  Sure, the Viera will be the new playable race, and you will probably see many Vireas running around, but none of them will be anything like Fren from FFXII.
  • It’s a Revolver! It’s a sword! It’s a Revolver Gunbreaker Sword!  Awesome at parties, shooting things, slicing things, and looks great propped over your shoulder, just make sure you don’t use the pointy end.

 

 

But wait, there’s also the physical collector’s edition!  What’s in there?

  • The box!  The box is a wrap around piece of artwork!
  • Dark Knight Statue!  Embrace the darkness, and have this statue on your desk while you destroy your enemies in front of you.  This 9″ statue will show you how good the darkness can really look.
  • Art, in book form!  Every good collector’s edition has an art book.  This one is no different.  The art direction of this game is off the charts, so having a book to truly appreciate it is nice, when you are not being chased by 14 bad guys.
  • It’s a reuseable sticker!  Cling it on to things to show your Shadowbringers respect!
  • Final Fantasy XIV playing cards!  Now you can show up to poker night with these fancy cards with artwork from FFXIV on each.  Now you can call your opponet’s bluffs and drop down that straight flush in style!
  • Oh yeah, the game is in there too.  Somewhere…

So, with all of this out there, remember to get the correct platform, as the expansion platform has to match up with the version that you are playing.  Meaning if you have the PC version, get the PC expansion, PS4, Mac, ect.

The big gotcha is the Steam edition.  If you purchased FFXIV through Steam, make sure that you pre-order the game thru Steam.  Likewise, if you did NOT buy the game thru Steam, do not get the expansion on Steam.

That’s a lot to take in, and we didn’t even get to what is in Shadowbringers yet!  Not to worry, as you can tune into the AIE Podcast on Saturday, February 9th, and we will have a recap of everything we know about Shadowbrings on the podcast!

We hope to see everyone in Eozrea!

 

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The AIE Podcast #312 – Max is the New Kelly McGillis (Get back to raid) https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/01/the-aie-podcast-312-max-is-the-new-kelly-mcgillis-get-back-to-raid/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/01/the-aie-podcast-312-max-is-the-new-kelly-mcgillis-get-back-to-raid/#respond Mon, 28 Jan 2019 14:54:36 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=99696 Welcome to episode 312 of the the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This week we are joined by special guests Syreyne who is here to talk to us about AIE in World of Warcraft Welcome!]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Tetsemi: We have your community calendar
    Mewkow: and streaming and podcast news
    Mkallah: It’s time to gear up your alts
    Tetsemi: The season of the Dragon is almost here
    Mewkow: And, we have Syreyne here to chat about AIE in World of Warcraft

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Welcome to episode 312 of the the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mkallah: To my left is Tetsemi: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Syreyne who is here to talk to us about AIE in World of Warcraft Welcome!

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

AIE News

Community
This month’s Community Events will be in World of Warcraft
Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl, Jan 31st time 7:30pm ET

Next month’s Community Event across a number of games:
Ralff’s Amazing Race Sunday, February 17th, 2019
https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/01/second-annual-ralffs-amazing-race/

Streaming and guild podcast news
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 275: Monopolize The Ecumenopolis
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-275-monopolize-the-ecumenopolis/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-275 continue the Jedi adventure on Coruscant and talk about the PTS and patch notes.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 276: Fighter Weapons School

http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-276-fighter-weapons-school/
This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-276 get Jedi class ships on Coruscant and spend time talking about the awesome GSF new pilot guild event we had this week using the new group challenge PvP system.

Working Class Nerds (NSFW) – Episode 35: Nezzir Again!

https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/932124
Marcus and Nick are joined by Nezzir once again to talk about the changes that 5.10 has brought to SWTOR and also break down what they’re excited to see from Anthem.

Upcoming streams
Look out for the next episode of Working Class Nerds. It will be a special AIE episode with guests…. Max, Sema, Dankina, and Tetsemi!!! Look for it coming 2/7.

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

Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
FFXIV 9 pm Eastern
Saturday – STO 10 pm Eastern
Noob Raid 11 pm Eastern

Imperium Ludi
The new Bioware offering, launching next month, is Anthem and there’s a VIP Demo live and we’ve had a few guildies popping in and taking a look around, keep an eye out on Twitter for demo codes. I’ve also seen a few people get them from their nVidia Gefore Experience account as well.

Nomads
Destiny 2 – Just a reminder for folks looking to join, please read the pinned message in the #destiny2 channel in AIE Discord for all the information.

WOW
With the increase in item levels for World Quests, Incursions, War Fronts, and of course dungeons and raids, make sure you’re logging in and getting those gear upgrades on your mains, if not your alts!

We now have 7 raid team participating the guild bank / raid bank program. If your raid team would like to participate, please contact Syreyne in game or in Discord and/or post in the #raidteam-news channel in AIE Discord. Also see the pinned message in #raidteam-news for more information on this project.

See show notes below for more!

SWTOR
Last week was MEGA Galactic Star Fighter edition

We flew around planets and were learning how to do GSF. Max was the instructor.

The guild hit Level 10 in our guild level. Thats a lot of work and we’re proud of the team.

Deathstar Troopers The sunday night ops team beat the second boss in Dread Fortress in HardMode. They were working on it for 3 weeks. This is a big accomplishment for the team.

ESO
Update 21 will be out soon (no date yet) and will start off The Season of the Dragon. The update contains 2 brand new dungeons (part of your ESO Plus membership or for purchase in the in game store) as well as several base game additions. The base game additions include a new Battlegrounds map, PvP rewards, passive class ability changes, an update to the Guild Trader interface, and a Zone Guide system.

FFXIV
Feb 15. The Post Valentine’s Day Calamity. Get your characters refreshed, as on Feb 15, characters over 180 days offline will be removed including officer characters.

FFXIV European fanfest also starts on February 2nd at 10am central european time. Expected annoucements include a new race and a new class https://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/3cfa291260acfacc545bb2958df00ec64fb1926d

Our server, Goblin will be transitioning to the new data center, Crystal. At this time, no plans of moving.

We don’t have plans of moving at this time, and transfers to and from the server have been announced as “affected players will be offered transfers”. Nothing beyond that.

So, if you play with AIE on a different server that will remain in Aether, transfers might be available. More info passed along when we get it.

House needs to be redecorated. Any aspiring interior designers that want to help out, reach out in the discord channel.

As for in game news, the new class Blue Mage is now live. If you are looking for a unique experience in FF14, this new class is like no other. With a permanent open world monster experience boost, this class levels quickly, and you’ll be busy collecting all manner of game breaking abilities, which is why you won’t see these classes in any normal group content.

We also have Valentione’s day coming up very soon, so please look forward to it.

STO
Mirror of Discovery is live and the 9th Anniversary is going on. By getting enough anniversary vouchers, you have a chance of getting a Tier 6 Vulcan Scout ship from Q

Anniversary event for STO. Omega particle collection, and a daily quest that ends in a free ship.

And with that, let’s get back to Syreyne and find out what’s going on in World of Warcraft.

GAME NEWS

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

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

@SyreyneAIE

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

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

Ask Buxley – @AskBuxley
Overly Dramatic News – @HuntsTheWind
Diligent and Derpus – @Mementh

Just a programing note- our next show will be on Saturday, February 9th at regular show time. Guest to be announced!. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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Second Annual Ralff’s Amazing Race https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/01/second-annual-ralffs-amazing-race/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/01/second-annual-ralffs-amazing-race/#respond Thu, 24 Jan 2019 04:40:25 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=99670 Two years ago, on February 17th, AIE lost one of its greatest leaders and friends. Words cannot express the true heartbreak the AIE Community felt on that day. While there is nothing we can do to bring Ralff back, we can […]]]>

Two years ago, on February 17th, AIE lost one of its greatest leaders and friends. Words cannot express the true heartbreak the AIE Community felt on that day. While there is nothing we can do to bring Ralff back, we can always remember him for the person he was, and honor him for the legacy he left behind. So honor him we shall.

One of Ralff’s last requests was to hold an event in WoW similar to the Amazing Race. So in remembrance of our friend, we have started a new annual event, Ralff’s Amazing Race. The inaugural run was February 17th, 2018 and we are continuing the legacy every year in February.

This year, The Amazing Race will be held on Sunday, February 17th in World of Warcraft, with registration starting at 5pm ET/Server Time in Orgrimmar. There will be a shotgun style start at 6pm when everyone will receive the first clue. You will need to find the next way point and engage with the master clue giver in a mini-game for the next clue. Points will be given to everyone that reaches the next clue. Those with the highest points at the end will win prizes.

This year organizers plan to place at least one way point in every WoW expansion. (Or will they??) So brush up on your lore!  Finish finding all those finicky flight points!  Dust off your Dalaran and Garrison Hearthstones!  Or make some friends with Hivemind and 310% flying!  No matter how you decide to prepare, it’s going to be a great time!

Until then, my friends!

Syreyne

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January Community Events in World of Warcraft https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/01/january-community-events-in-world-of-warcraft/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/01/january-community-events-in-world-of-warcraft/#respond Wed, 23 Jan 2019 21:31:54 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=99675 Attention all you AIE social butterflies and lovely miscreants!!  I am trying to be more diligent about making posts for WoW regarding upcoming events and stuff you need to know.  So to that end, here is a list of simple […]]]>

Attention all you AIE social butterflies and lovely miscreants!!  I am trying to be more diligent about making posts for WoW regarding upcoming events and stuff you need to know.  So to that end, here is a list of simple and quick events we have going on in January.

Wednesday, January 23rd (tonight!) from 8pm-10pm Server is the Call of the Scrab Event.  This is a Blizzard micro-holiday.  Relive the opening of the Gates and help display the Horde banner for the rest of the year!

Thursday, January 31st is the next Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl!  This was a big success last time.  Several slightly drunken photos may have been posted to Twitter.  We’re meeting up in Dalaran at 7:30pm Server.  This is an open event, so just give a holler in guild chat, and join us at the next stop!

Don’t forget!  The new raid opened yesterday and our raid teams are already hard at work!  Check discord for updates and recruitment opportunities!

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SWTOR January MEGA is Tonight (1/19)! https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/01/swtor-january-mega-is-tonight-1-19/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/01/swtor-january-mega-is-tonight-1-19/#respond Sat, 19 Jan 2019 22:43:41 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=99656 Our SWTOR division Monthly Epic Guild Activity series continues this tonight, Jan 19th, with a GSF event. The new 5.10 system that allows group PvP challenges will allow us to host private group vs group setup maps in GSF and […]]]>

Our SWTOR division Monthly Epic Guild Activity series continues this tonight, Jan 19th, with a GSF event. The new 5.10 system that allows group PvP challenges will allow us to host private group vs group setup maps in GSF and walk everyone interested through the basics of flying, targeting, fighting and map objectives. You’ll be able to get a feel for GSF and experience the maps without getting shot to pieces constantly while trying to check out the scenery! There will, of course, be some shooting later in the evening, I image.

 

Be there at 8pm central! (Mostly likely Imperial faction but feel free to check in Discord for any last minute updates.) Don’t miss it. It will be epic!

 

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The AIE Podcast #311 – Raiding for Hairstyles https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/01/the-aie-podcast-311-raiding-for-hairstyles/ https://aie-guild.org/blog/2019/01/the-aie-podcast-311-raiding-for-hairstyles/#respond Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:44:39 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=99639 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mkallah: We have your January event calendar Tetsemi: We are raiding the bank! Mewkow: So much Final Fantasy News! Mkallah: We are learning the ropes of a new intergalactic guild system Tetsemi: Plus, […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mkallah: We have your January event calendar
    Tetsemi: We are raiding the bank!
    Mewkow: So much Final Fantasy News!
    Mkallah: We are learning the ropes of a new intergalactic guild system
    Tetsemi: Plus, We are getting this podcasting show back on the road!

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Welcome to episode #311 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 a lot of fresh fruits and veggies in the guild kitchen!). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). We are our own guest this week and we have some fun question and answers!

First, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Community
This month’s Community Events will be in World of Warcraft
Call of the Scarab event, Wed Jan 23rd, 8-10pm ET;
Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl, Jan 31st time 7:30pm ET

Next month’s Community Event across a number of games:
Ralff’s Amazing Race Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Streaming and guild podcast news
SWTOR
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 273: 2019 Predictions
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-273-2019-predictions/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-273 kick off 2019 with our 6th annual year-end review and next year predictions show

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 274: Catching Up On Coruscant
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-274-catching-up-on-coruscant/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-274 are back to a somewhat more normal show with check back in on our Jedi class story adventures and a first look at Coruscant.

Plus more episodes that happened over the holidays while we on break, make sure to check out http://www.newoverlords.com/ for any you might have missed.

Working Class Nerds (NSFW/C Language)
Episode 34.https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/working-class-nerds/id1330089578?mt=2#
Guests Zen and Brian from the Bad Feeling podcast. https://badfeelingpodcast.com/

Nick and Marcus along with guests discuss our predictions for SWTOR in 2019 as well as Star Wars celebration and Episode 9.

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

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

Saturday – STO 10 pm Eastern
Noob Raid 11 pm Eastern

Destiny 2
Just a reminder for folks looking to join, please read the pinned message in the #destiny2 channel in AIE Discord for all the information.

ESO
Something big is being revealed/announced on January 15th at 5pm Eastern. Some of it has been datamined/leaked, and it looks like it’s going involve Dragons, Breaking, Cat men and a new class of the -mancer variety.

Twitch live stream planned for the 15th to talk about what is planned for 2019 which they are referring to as The Season of the Dragon. As of right now, thoughts are it will involve a new zone focused on the Khajitt, dragons, and possibly a necromancer class.

Currently the Midyer Mayhem pvp event is in progress so people can earn event tickets to buy berries to evolve the Indrik that was obtainable in 2018. They have three additional events planned for the first quarter – The Morrowind Celebration, Thieves Guild & Dark Brotherhood Celebration, and the Jester’s Festival. Depending on the dates of these events, we will focus on them for our MFN’s as they happen.

Also a reminder that MFN in ESO is still going strong. We run every Friday night at 9pm EST .

WoW
We now have 6 raid team participating the guild bank / raid bank program. If your raid team would like to participate, please contact Syreyne in game or in Discord and/or post in the #raidteam-news channel in AIE Discord. Also see the pinned message in #raidteam-news for more information on this project.

SWTOR
In SWTOR we are learning the ropes of the new guild system. Both guilds have been ranking up nicely and every week we have to decide which perks to buy or if it makes sense to wait.

Speaking of Conquest, we won a planet! It’s a world of refineries and poison, but it’s ours! AIE is on the road to galaxy domination!

MFN continues to run on Tuesday nights starting at 9PM Eastern. Tuesday the 15th, we will be on the Republic side.

MEGA is coming up this Saturday (the 19th) with a night of friendly GSF. The asteroids might not be friendly, but the guildies will be.

FFXIV
AIE in Final Fantasy. We’re still here, folks! Drop by the community Discord #ffxiv channel to catch us up with what you’re doing in the game and to coordinate events, daily roulettes, new dungeons, trials and raid help!

Note that our world, Goblin, will be departing the Aether Data Center and become part of the migration to the new Crystal Data Center. We realize this is a game changer for many and if this will affect your ability to play with AIE please let us know now. We’ll also announce details on how AIE will be dealing with this change on the AIE website at https://aie-guild.org/ffxiv when we have all the final details.
As a side note: Those that may still be on Gilgamesh, that server will NOT be moving to the Crystal datacenter with Goblin, so those servers will be separated. For those that haven’t had time or money to do a server move, they did mention they would be allowing free server transfers once the moves start to happen.

Expansion announcement: Shadowbringers
https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/shadowbringers/
Expect new classes and a new race. If you have been keeping up to date on the most recent raid content, you might have a good idea of what the new race is.

New Patch content: 4.5 A Requiem for Heroes
* New story for the Main Scenario Questline
* Now play Mahjong in the Gold Saucer against AI or other players
* New emotes, and hairstyles
* Blue Mage job introduced this Tuesday, 15 Jan 2019
* New dungeon: Ghimlyt Dark
* New trial: Wreath of Snakes
* Weekly reward limit for Alphascape has been removed
* New Alliance dungeon: Orbonne Monastery
* New PvP Season 12 of The Feast
* New items, house furnishings, class changes and game tweaks, etc.

Seasonal Events:
* Starlight Celebration has come and gone. Now it’s Heavensturn until Jan 15, 2019, Tuesday. Get out and do it now if you haven’t already. Buy your housing item and earn hour “hog helmets!”

Letter from the Producer Live XLIX (49) from the Paris Fan Festival
February 3, 2019 at 1AM PST
It’ll be broadcast on https://www.twitch.tv/finalfantasyxiv

* Preview of changes coming in Patch 4.55
* Special guest: Ayumi Namae, Character Concept Artist

GW2
The latest episode of the Living World Season 4, “All or Nothing”, is now available! Be sure to log in a toon to get the unlock. The Wintersday event is over and the Lunar New Year event is coming up in early February. And after the December hiatus, MFN is starting up again.

GAME NEWS
So, a few questions for all of us.

Question one- what was the geekiest gift you gave?
Tetsemi: Pretty much everything I gave was geeky and clothing related, even to my FERT Secret Santa
Mkallah: I gave a lot of geeky gifts, but I think my favourite was the Fallout bottle cap bracelet that I made for Mrs Mew.
Mewkow: Much like Tets, most of my gifts tend to be rather geeky. I’ve gotten a number of fallout cosplay items for MrsMew, and reached back for an old school geeky gift by giving a DVD of Chess in Concert to OldLadyFranks. I’ve also sprinkled the gift of gaming all over.

Question two: what was the geekiest gift you got?
Tetsemi: William Gibson’s ArchAngel
Mkallah: SO many geeky gifts! But, I think my favourite is the D&D Arts and Arcana book from my best friend.
Mewkow: Metric tons of fallout goodies.

Question three: What is your geeky New Years resolution?
Tetsemi: Put more character into my characters
Mkallah: focus on research and writing. And, I should play a game here or there. I intended to while on break from work, but never got around to it.
Mewkow: Spread the love to more of my ongoing games instead of hyper focusing on just 1 or 2.

Question four: What are you looking forward to in the New Year’s around AIE?
Tetsemi: Nerdtacular 2020, oh wait, this year, Phoenix Fan Fusion with AIE/Tadpool Folks.
Mkallah: getting back to planning more Phoenix area AIE/Tadpool events
Mewkow: Ready to see what our AIE raiding teams do with the next raid, and making sure to keep better tabs on their progress.

CLOSE
And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank our selves 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://bit.ly/AIEPodcastDiscord . Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://keyswithsoul.com !

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

Overly Dramatic News – @Acuzod
Overly Dramatic News – @HuntsTheWind
Ask Buxley – @AskBuxley

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

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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