Alea Iacta Est https://aie-guild.org A Gaming Community Mon, 03 May 2021 14:43:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The AIE Podcast #366 – Piecasters Answer Questions https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/05/the-aie-podcast-366-piecasters-answer-questions/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-366-piecasters-answer-questions https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/05/the-aie-podcast-366-piecasters-answer-questions/#respond Mon, 03 May 2021 14:43:52 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=224089 On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Tetsemi: TBC approaches… this time as Classic
    Mewkow: Double XP is strong with the Force
    Mkallah: May the Fouth, not just for Star Wars any more
    Tetsemi: Get Guild Wars 2 on your calendar
    Mewkow: And, we are talking with ourselves tonight

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Welcome to episode #366 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mkallah: To my left is Tetsemi: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). We are guestless this week, but we still want to let you know what is going on with all of the games that AIE is playing in. Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be chatting about what we have been doing in and out of game shortly, but let’s first go over this weeks news!

AIE News

Community
andatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

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

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
Working Class Nerds – https://workingclassnerdscom.wordpress.com/

Episode 103: 12 HOURS OF HYPE!!!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/8388378-episode-103-12-hours-of-hype.mp3?blob_id=38188851

Kogass and Nick interview Marcus about his 12 HOUR STREAM!!! They all chat about the trials and tribulations of streaming for that long of a time period. You can find Kogass at: https://twitch.tv/kogass_

Recap of the 12 Hour Stream – It was 4/24 2pm-2am. 1 year Stream anniversary. They did some story for a few hours then did operations for the rest of the night with all their friends. It was truly amazing! Albus won the Jedi Revan outfit and lots of giveaways were given!!

Episode 104: A Change Of Plans
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/8432537-episode-104-a-change-of-plans.mp3?blob_id=38458266

Marcus and Nick are joined by TWO epic guests, Serp and Kymeri!! This episode goes DEEP into Serp’s journey to start streaming on Twitch, how he made partner, and eventually started not one but TWO Stream Teams! You can find more of Serp at: https://twitch.tv/serpentzn You can find more of Kymeri at: https://www.twitch.tv/thekymeri

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast – http://www.newoverlords.com/

SWTOR ESCAPE POD CAST 378: VET MODE TACTICS
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-378-vet-mode-tactics/

This week we continue our series on what it takes to get into Veteran content with talk of fight tactics and differences with story mode fights.

SWTOR ESCAPE POD CAST 379: 6.3 THE DESCENT IS DECENT
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-379-6-3-the-descent-is-decent/

6.3 is here already. Bet you didn’t see this coming!

NOMADS
In Valheim, another possible boss night on a Wednesday night coming up in the next week or two.

The Board Game night is coming up on 5/6.

Don’t forget to take a look at the Nomads section of discord to keep up to date on these events and other shenanigans.

WoW
WoW met the goals to unlock Bananas and Daisy. You have to get them for free from the shop via the Battlenet launcher. They do not automatically appear in your collections in-game. To wear Daisy as a backpack, you have to target your Daisy pet (after summoning) and type “/beckon” for it to work. Once Daisy is riding on your back, you can summon another battle pet to tag along with your adventures.

Patch 9.1 PTR continues and there were several interviews with Ion H this week going over patch 9.1 details.

WoW Classic
The TBC pre patch coming soon, and Burning Crusade 4-6 weeks later.
Many new players are coming to participate in the best 2 WoW expansions of all time (TBC and Wrath)… so come join us !

SWTOR
A content patch dropped this past week bringing a new flashpoint, a new story beat, and the beginning of a new pvp season. But above all that, it brought a new system called Galactic Seasons. Daily and weekly objectives award points, currency and rewards. You can spend the currency along the way or save it up for the big prize of a new stronghold on the fleet. This season is called “The Stranger from Kubindi” and starts out with a new companion named Altuur zok Adon. It is similar to a battlepass type system in other games, so you can buy progress as well.

But wait, there’s more! Double XP returns starting May 4th and continuing until May 18th. And, as is the tradition, there will be a new astromech in the mail for everyone. No matter where we go for MFN this Tuesday night, XP is sure to rain down.

And last but not least, join us this Friday for Master Mode Flashpoints with Maellung. This will be on the imperial side and will target those flashpoints that are required for the Aratech Ice Mission.

FFXIV
Our Thursday event heading into the fields of Bozja is on break until the next area is released in patch 5.55.

The digital fanfest begins on Friday May 14th and will be streamed for free and will reveal more about the next expansion, Endwalker, which releases sometime this year. This will include the reveal for the new melee class.

ESO
The guild has been clearing zones of Skyshards and World Bosses and being lead off cliffs by Dankinia

MFN’s activities happen each week and involve either zone clears, daily dungeon runs, and/or public dungeon clears. Next week they will be focusing on clearing a couple of public dungeons

If you play ESO on the new Xbox or Playstation, on June 8th the “Console Enhanced” modes will be released. The update provided improvements to reflections, textures, draw distance and more while giving options to select between Performance and Fidelity modes.

STO
STO is running the following events:
1st: Tholian Trouble: A new event from May 4th to may 25th. This event hosts two updated TFOs, and rewards a new universal console that you can equip on any ship.
2nd: Bonus Dilithium Event: Earn bonus dilithium until May 4th; This is an in-game currency that can be used to purchase in-game items or traded for Zen which is STOs real-life currency.
3rd: Galaxy goes to Red Alert until May 4th; This is a 2 week long event. If you complete 10 days of participation you’ll earn a Specialization Point, an Ultimate Tech Upgrade, and an Experimental Ship Upgrade.
4th: Command the Jovian Heavy Raider; A new top-tier ship added to the Infinity Lockbox.
5th: Command the The Kwejian Pilot Escort; A new top-tier ship added to the Angel’s Wake Lockbox.
6th: Delta Recruitment Event until May 13th on PC and from May 13th to June 10th on Consoles; This event allows newly created characters to become Delta Recruits, a special type of character that rewards various in-game items for completing in-game challenges, such as leveling or joining a fleet. Some of these rewards can be collected on any characters attached to the account.
7th: The Hosts of Fleet Action Report are inviting anyone and everyone to join them in-game on Monday nights after their show ends. They are planning on running TFOs that are attached to any current events. If there are no current events, they will run whichever TFOs Captain’s are needing.
All of this and more will be discussed on the Fleet Action Report livestream 9pm Eastern Monday night.

GW2
The monthly dungeon and more has a set schedule, 2nd Friday of the month, so the next dungeon and more night is May 14th.

There are actually a couple fun and exciting game things happening right now: https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/guild-wars-2-live-summer-2021/

Starting May 25, Living World episodes will be in the spotlight chronologically. Episodes are free to unlock during their spotlight week, and we’ll update them with new achievements. Complete all the new Living World Season 2 and 3 achievements to earn a voucher for a Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons precursor weapon. When the expansion launches, you can redeem it and begin crafting your very own third-generation legendary weapon

LOTRO
14th Anniversary event runs April 21- May 11.

And with that, Let’s chat about what we have been doing in and out of game

GAME NEWS
When it comes to enjoying the story being played through, what game systems help or hinder your enjoyment?

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

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

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

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

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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The AIE Podcast #365 – Our Tank is a Chicken https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/04/the-aie-podcast-365-our-tank-is-a-chicken/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-365-our-tank-is-a-chicken https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/04/the-aie-podcast-365-our-tank-is-a-chicken/#respond Mon, 19 Apr 2021 21:57:56 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=222030 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… The Nomads are coming to a dungeon near you SWTOR and the Terror From Beyond That cake is buff?!? LOTRO celebrates 14 with the further adventures of Bilbo And, we have Abovan and […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    The Nomads are coming to a dungeon near you
    SWTOR and the Terror From Beyond
    That cake is buff?!?
    LOTRO celebrates 14 with the further adventures of Bilbo
    And, we have Abovan and Kelseer who are here to talk to us about AIE in FFXIV

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #365 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Mewkow: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mkallah: (Hey, folks, there are coconut cupcakes in the guild kitchen). This week we are joined by special guests Abovan and Kelseer who is here to talk to us about AIE in FFXIV. Welcome!

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

AIE News

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

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

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast – http://www.newoverlords.com/
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 376: Vet Mode Rotations
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-376-vet-mode-rotations/

With some of our teams doing vet modes we talk about getting to that next level with refined “rotations”.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 377: Vet Mode Gear
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-377-vet-mode-gear/

This week we continue our series on what it takes to get into Veteran content with talk of gear… that’s right, stat talk!

Working Class Nerds – https://workingclassnerdscom.wordpress.com/
Episode 102: Who Broke my Game?!?
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/8344712-episode-102-who-broke-my-game.mp3?blob_id=37928875

Marcus and Nick get the chance to chat with Jackie Cho!! Jackie is a game developer who currently works at Gearbox Software. Together they talk about the increasingly common phenomenon of games being broken or very buggy at launch. Enjoy!

Azeroth Round Table – http://azerothroundtable.com/
ART Ep. 415: Azeroth Hiatus Table – http://media.blubrry.com/azerothroundtable/p/mp3.azerothroundtable.com/ART_415_Final.mp3

Ben and Jon spend some time talking about video games! But, for the sake of this podcast, Jon spends a lot of time talking about his adventures in FFXIV along with chat room comments by Old Man Franks!

NOMADS
AIE D&D

•The Friday night Baldur’s gate group has survived their encounter with a massive horde of Gibberlings, or have they?

•The Saturday night Phandelin group have made their way through their first small “dungeon” and now have been tasked by the Hobgoblin Klarg to overthrow the king of the Cragmaw goblins so that he can take over the clan promising to stop the ambushes along the road.

•The Sunday night Ravenloft group is still within the Durst Manor trying to solve its mysteries such as, where did those kids go? Will they survive the manor or will they fall prey to what lurks within? We’ll find out next Sunday at 9pm Eastern.

• If more people are interested in playing or running D&D or other TTRPGs there is a sign-up sheet pinned in the Dungeons and Dragons channel under nomads.

Diablo 3
AIE is still playing along in D3. Stop in #nomads and ask for invites to the Clan and Community.

Division 2
The Clan has seen very little activity of late, but if you’re getting into the game or need help, remember to reach out in the AIE Discord #thedivision2 channel.(edited)

Destiny 2
Guardian Games return https://www.bungie.net/7/en/Seasons/Events/GuardianGames

Light activity in the Clan, make sure to get in touch with other Guardians in the AIE Discord #destiny2 channel.

WoW
Noob Raid, after skipping Skriekwing this whole time, has now killed her back to back weekends. Go team!!

There are a lot of changes with raid teams, some new ones, old ones recruiting, and some switching into different levels of raid. Be sure to check out the two raid channels in Discord if you are interested in that part of the game.

Even after the first major guild purge for the Alliance side, we are at 739 characters in the guild! And the raid team has downed 2 bosses on Heroic!! Congrats Blue Side!!!! #QuestforCoguild

Tuesday starts World Quest week, so make sure you grab your quest in Oribos before you do anything on Tuesday!!

SWTOR
Since the last AIE podcast, AIE in swtor had its first Hard Mode Operations Training night and it was a big hit. Marcus took the team into Terror From Beyond and it sounded like everyone had a blast. Everyone, except the Writhing Horror, that is. Sadly, she died and was stripped of her loot. If you are interested in HM Ops training, watch the #hm-ops-training channel in discord for sign ups and updates.

Just a reminder that Friday nights now have a set rotation:

1st – Flashpoints Night – @Maellung Arrowshield
2nd – Veteran Ops Learning Night – @MarcusB814
3rd – Achievements Night – @Kehohu#0489, @bcavanagh
4th – Monthly Epic Guild Activity – @MarcusB814
5th – (if there is one) – Wildcard/Break

Come join us on Tuesday nights for MFN and Friday nights for an abundance of things! We also have Operations teams running on other nights of the week that often need fill-ins, so feel free to ask in discord if that is something you want to do.

ESO
Dungeon runs to maximize the cake experience buff
Clearing zones of Skyshards and Worldbosses
There is normally at least one death caused by gravity due to Dankinia leading people off cliffs

MFN’s activities happen each week and involve either zone clears, daily dungeon runs, and/or public dungeon clears.

In mid-June when update 30 is released, a new system called Endeavors will launch.

Endeavors will bring new daily and weekly tasks that grant you rewards such as gold and experience along with a new currency called Seals of Endeavor

Endeavors will be available each time you log in and require tasks such as pickpocketing items, completing quests, and crafting items, among other activities. So basically things you would normally due while playing will give you additional rewards.

Seals of Endeavor can be used to purchase currently available Crown Crate items and will be account based. So no need to hope you get lucky when you open a crate, just save up those seals and buy the item you want.

FFXIV
See Game Notes

STO
STO started a Delta Recruitment event. This rewards characters with a variety of in-game items for completing certain challenges, such as leveling up or crafting. Some rewards are account unlocks. A player will need to create a new character if they don’t already have a Delta recruit. We will be detailing Delta Recruits on Fleet Action Report tomorrow evening.

GW2
The monthly dungeon and more has a set schedule, 2nd Friday of the month, so the next dungeon and more night is May 14th.

LOTRO
SNL is still going on Saturday night from 8:30-10:30 eastern, you can even come hangout in voice with us too

14th Anniversary event runs April 21- May 11
Monday will be a patch that includes the further adventures of Bilbo

On April 24th we will be running the Anniversary stuff for SNL
There is some stuff in the planning stages please stay tuned to the lotro channel for upcoming AIE events
If you would like to run group content let us know in the lotro channel

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

GAME NEWS
Patch 5.5 is here!

Patch features:

More Main Story Quests with a new dungeon, Paglth’an.
Final 24-Player Dark Apocalypse Raid
New Chapter of The Sorrow of Werlyt including an 8 player trial.
New Housing furnishing items from the Furnishing Design contest added
New hairstyles! Want to look like an attractive android that can slay thousands of enemies without breaking a sweat (because Androids). Now you can.
Targeting reticles is now more useful for showing the target’s direction. Useful for jobs that need to attack the sides or rear, or when the bad guy is going to do something bad right in the front.
The Unreal Trial has rotated to Levithan. Good luck!
New Bozjan front stats, Notoriety. After a critical engagement (like a FATE that’s closed off), someone may be selected for a 1-on-1 duel with a major NPC. Having a higher Notoriety will increase your chances of being selected.
The Ishgard Restoration has finished, but not to the end of the events. Every 2 hours, a special “Fête” will spawn to celebrate the restoration of Ishgard.
Achievement log has their rewards listed and can be accepted right in the achievement window.
More dungeons added to explorer mode. Performance actions can be used in explorer mode.
Duty Finder roulette changes! If you queue up as a full group (4 for dungeons, 8 for trials), there is a new setting that the only dungeons you will get will be within 8 levels of the lowest member in the group. This setting is in the Duty Finder settings, Limited Leveling Roulette.
You can do a search for emotes now! Huzzah!
Open Beta for the PS5 edition starts! Free for all registered used of the PS4 version. 60fps for 1080, usually 60fps for 1440, and 30fps for 4k.
High resolution UI for windows and mac players. (Makes a huge difference!)

FC News

Maps nights are still map-tastic! Saturday at 9:30pm EST. Maps are accepted but not required. We run level 80 maps, so please be a level 80 character. You should have all of the Shadowbringers zones unlocked at this time, but if not, having them unlocked is also a requirement. Great riches, fun, and merriment await!

Thanks to the patch, the FC activity is way, way up! Don’t be afraid to ask in FC
chat or Discord if you have some activities that others can help out with. This may be just roulettes, dungeons, and any other group activity.

Dates to remember

May 14 & 15 – Digital Fan Festival 2021
FINAL FANTASY XIV Digital Fan Festival 2021
Expect tons of details of the rest of Shadwbringers and a tons more details about Endwalker, our next expansion.
Merch Store
Need a FFXIV face mask? A Moogle seat cushion for the hours of working from home, home schooling, or those long static group nights? There you go.
Digital Item Store Including the Lunar Whale
Think toward the end of FF4. Not aware of it? Well, it’s a big whale that is also an 8-PERSON MOUNT!

Fall 2021
Endwalker Expansion. We might get a more accurate date from the Fan Festival.

Still haven’t tried FFXIV yet? AAAAAAAAAHHHH!!! What are you waiting for?

Free trial is a ridiculous amount of content. For free! Get going!

FINAL FANTASY XIV Free Trial

Free trial takes you through the base game and the first expansion, including all of the patch content in each. No time limits. You are doing a disservice by not playing this game!

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

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

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

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

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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The AIE Podcast #364 – Unwanted by the Maw; I’ll wait for 9.1 https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/04/the-aie-podcast-364-unwanted-by-the-maw-ill-wait-for-9-1/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-364-unwanted-by-the-maw-ill-wait-for-9-1 https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/04/the-aie-podcast-364-unwanted-by-the-maw-ill-wait-for-9-1/#respond Mon, 05 Apr 2021 14:43:26 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=218970 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Congrats on 100 fine episodes, you Working Class Nerds! Hey, hey you, don’t forget to log into your toons! Friday nights are for SWTOR! Wait, the cake isn’t a LIE? And, we are […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Congrats on 100 fine episodes, you Working Class Nerds!
    Hey, hey you, don’t forget to log into your toons!
    Friday nights are for SWTOR!
    Wait, the cake isn’t a LIE?
    And, we are talking to ourselves!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #364 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Mkallah: – (Hey, folks, there is a lemon poppyseed coffee cake AND an apple strudel in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week, we are our OWN special guest! Welcome, team!

Ok, we’ll be talking about life, the universe, and Tetsemi’s question of the show 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 – FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
Working Class Nerds – https://workingclassnerdscom.wordpress.com/

Episode 100!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/8214599-episode-100.mp3?blob_id=37144289

Marcus and Nick Celebrate ONE HUNDRED episodes of Working Class Nerds with great friends of the pod, Max and Sema from The SWTOR Escape Podcast! Together they chat about videogames, movies, the trials and tribulations of maintaining a podcast, AND listen to Voicemails from YOU!

Find more of Max and Sema at: https://www.newoverlords.com
AND more of Everyone at: https://www.aie-guild.org

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast – http://www.newoverlords.com/

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 375: Enclave PTS First Look
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-375-enclave-pts-first-look/

Malgus is unchained and we try to track him down with a first look at the Secrets of the Enclave Flash Point on the PTS.

Fleet Action Report – Star Trek Online – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqEKYJPKmiiYuj7eiHy6kOg

Fleet Action Report Ep 36 Enemies Part 7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkYRhEPuSNA

Fleet Action Report episode 36 Enemies part 7. Nikodas and Grebog are back and this time we are taking on yet more enemies of Star Trek Online. This time we focus in on the Undine, Tholians, and Na’kuhl.

NOMADS
Board gaming on the 1st Thursday of the month @ 7:30PM Central (8:30 PM Eastern) #board-games

In Valheim, we’re planning a Wednesday Night Boss Fight on Wednesday, April 7 at 9:30PM EDT (8:30 Max Time). We’ll spend an hour trying to take down as many of the bosses in Valheim as we can.

WoW
Per the post in the WOW discord channel, there is an upcoming guild purge in WoW Alliance. Don’t forget to log into your toons to avoid being swept up in the spring cleaning. And, while you are logging into your account, make sure you acquire the charity pet “Bananas”! It’s not automatic, but all you have to go to your battlenet launcher to get Bananas!

WoW Classic
Just a reminder, Burning Crusade Classic is in beta, so if you’re interested and have access, take a look. We are still in discussions about what the AIE Guild and the greater alliance is going to do.

SWTOR
In AIE Swtor, our Friday night schedule has solidified into a repeatable order of events. We have a new addition to the lineup, which is Hard Mode Ops Training. It’s one night a month where Marcus will be teaching how to do mechanics in harder mode fights. If you ever wanted to learn how to take that step up from Story Mode Operations, this is for you. The first night will be April 9th at 9PM Eastern.

The repeating order of Friday night events is now:
1st-MM Flashpoints
2nd-HM Ops
3rd-Achievements
4th-MEGA
5th (if there is one) – Wildcard/Break

In Swtor news, the Public Test Server is up showing the new Flashpoint (Secrets of the Enclave) and the beginnings of an new reward system called Galactic Seasons.

Join us on Tuesday nights for MFN! No experience required. No gear required. Sometimes there is a level requirements. Check out BC’s post in Discord, usually on Tuesday afternoon, to see what we are doing that week.

FFXIV
Patch 5.5 Releases April 13th. This contains part 1 of the patch story, the new Diamond Weapon Trial, and the final chapter of the Nier Automata crossover, where we are heading into “The Tower at Paradigm’s Breach”. This patch will also close out the story of the Ishgardian Restoration.

Part 2 will come towards the end of May, and will have the the rest of the patch’s storyline as well as updates to Save the Queen storyline, where we will head into Zadnor to liberate Bozja from the 4th Legion and finish this expansion’s relic weapons.

The Digital Fanfest will take place on May 14th and 15th. All events will be streamed for free. Various FF4 pets will be available for purchase along with the game’s first 8 player mount, the Lunar Whale, on the same day the fanfest begins.

ESO
Cool things the guild has been doing:
• First there was pie for the Jester’s event and now the cake is no longer a lie during ESO’s 7 year Anniversary Jubilee event.
• Recent MFNs have been focused on maximizing the benefits of the experience boosts in effect during the in-game events by grouping up to run dungeons and slay dragons.
• There is normally at least one death caused by gravity due to Dankinia leading people off cliffs

Things planned or coming up for the guild:
• MFN’s will continue to be focused around the daily dungeons and dragon slaying to take advantage of the in-game event currently in progress.

Game or press release news:
• The Anniversary Jubilee event to celebrate ESO’s 7th anniversary started on April 1st and runs until April 13th at 10am EDT. After you help the chef bake a cake you get 3 event tickets once per day (per account) from using and eating the cake as well and 100% increase experience buff that can be refreshed every 2 hours.
• All of the games daily quests reward you with a Jubilee Gift box that can contain crafting mats, motif pages, furniture recipes, outfit style pages.

• The Blackwood Prologue questline is live for all platforms and anyone with access to the base game. Completing the quest and you will get a Daedric Unwarding Amulet memento as a keepsake

STO
STO is running their First Contact Day Event. It includes two TFOs; Synth Wave and First Contact Reenactment, and a patrol; One Night in Bozeman.

GW2/strong>
The next Dungeon and more night is April 9th from 9-11 eastern

LOTRO
For SNL we will be doing skirmishes and various group content to take advantage of VIP weekend from 4/8 – 4/12. On 4/17 we will be returning to the starter areas to do some deed runs as a group so that people can get some lotro points and virtue XP.

And with that, let’s talk about what we have been doing in and out of game- and Tet has a question of the show!

GAME NEWS
What have we been doing in and out of game

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

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

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

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

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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The AIE Podcast #363 – Choices matter, beware the deathsquitos https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/03/the-aie-podcast-363-choices-matter-beware-the-deathsquitos/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-363-choices-matter-beware-the-deathsquitos https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/03/the-aie-podcast-363-choices-matter-beware-the-deathsquitos/#respond Tue, 23 Mar 2021 20:02:45 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=214515 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Tetsemi: Do you like trucks? Do you like ships? Boy, do we have a game for you! AIE in WOW is Stylish! The Jester’s Festival is coming- and we’re not fooling! Death till […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Tetsemi: Do you like trucks? Do you like ships? Boy, do we have a game for you!
    AIE in WOW is Stylish!
    The Jester’s Festival is coming- and we’re not fooling!
    Death till Dawn is on the horizon
    And, we have Sema and Max here to talk about all things AIE in SWTOR

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #363 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mkallah: To my left is Tetsemi: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests 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…

AIE News

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

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

Streaming and Guild Podcast News

Working Class Nerds – https://workingclassnerdscom.wordpress.com/

Episode 99: The Twins!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/8126297-episode-99-the-twins.mp3?blob_id=36615154

Marcus and Nick are joined by THE TWINS aka great friends of the pod, Joey Fetta and Al! Their topic of discussion is How Video Games have helped people get through the pandemic. The usual conversational shananagins ensues… Enjoy! Also, you can call in and leave us a voicemail for Episode 100 this Thursday, March 25th via Google Voice! The number is: (413) 351-2144

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast – http://www.newoverlords.com/

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 373: 6.2.1 Amps And Uprisings
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-373-6-2-1-amps-and-uprisings/

6.2.1 brought us a new amplifier roll system, Uprising updates, and Conquest changes.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 374: 6.3 Incoming
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-374-6-3-incoming/

6.3 was just announced today in a fun-filled live stream.

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

Fleet Action Report Ep 34 Small Craft
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-09XECcGsw

Fleet Action Report episode 34 Small Craft. This episode Nikodas and Grebog cover the various small craft, from how to acquire them to what you do with them.

Fleet Action Report Ep 35 Guest Stars Part 5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G24mS2wmKKo

Fleet Action Report episode 35 Guest Stars Part 5. Nikodas and Grebog are back with another episode about the voice actors in Star Trek Online. This episode we talk about everyone brought in during 2018. We have a guest with us, Midnightage to help us with some of their personal experiences with interviewing a few of the actors.

NOMADS
Dual Universe

PkhBasko attended the recent car show in game to show off his truck he designed and built and managed to win a ship while there.
Catavarie recently showed off a small fleet of ships at a recent Fly In and received some good feedback on them.
New ship design ideas are being worked on daily by members of the org.

The Org is in the planning phases for setting up a showroom for selling ships in game to other players.
We are also preparing to start on a very special ship to show off at the next Fly In scheduled for Memorial Day weekend.

Patch 0.24 came with some big changes to textures for elements and materials as well as terrain and flora. Also if you listen closely at night you can now hear crickets.

WoW
Trial of Style ran: Sat 3/20 6pm for the Horde, Sun 3/21 4pm for the Alliance.

And, don’t worry, you didn’t miss all of the fun! Trial of style runs with additional times at Tues 3/23 8-8:30pm Alliance, 8:30-9pm Horde. All times Eastern aka Server.

Check out #pics-or-it-didn’t-happen channel in Discord for pictures!

WoW Classic
Rumors of Burning Crusade beta starting next week (emails send, but still not in downloader… and downloader updated Wednesday)

SWTOR
See Game Notes

ESO
Recent MFNs have been focused on grouping up for dungeons with a high level group running one of the two new dungeons and a lower level group running random dungeons for experience and levels

There have been several conversations recently regarding leveling and skills especially since the forced reset. Feel free to ask questions or join in the conversations in discord.

There is normally at least one death caused by gravity due to Dankinia leading people off cliffs

The Jesters Festival in-game even starts on Thursday, March 25th and runs until April 1st at 10am EDT. As usual, for MFN we will be grouping up to help each other complete the dailies. The first daily each day will reward event tickets.

This event also has a 100% experience boost memento you can obtain and use for the duration of the event which will be super handy now that the Champion point cap has been lifted.

The free pet in the crown store that is available as part of update 29 as well as the free respecs will no longer be available after March 22nd at 10 am EDT on PC and March 30th 10am EDT on Consoles so don’t forget to grab the pet before it’s gone.

FFXIV
Patch 5.5, titled “Death Unto Dawn” has an official release date of April 13th. We’re getting a Letter from the Producer Live on April 2nd, which will come with the trailer for the patch.

The patch is slated to contain a whole bunch of content, but the highlights include:
Part 1 of the 5.5 story, part 2 coming at a later date.
The final alliance raid in the YoRHA: Dark Apocalypse crossover
The close of the Sorrow of Werlyt storyline, where we get to fight FFXIV’s version of the Diamond Weapon.
A new Bozja battlefield, “Zadnor” which will close out the Save the Queen storyline and finish our relic weapons”
New rare crafting ingredients in chests for map night!

STO
STO Is currently running a Galaxy Goes to Red Alert event. 10 days of progress earns an Experimental Ship Upgrade Token, a Specialization Point, and an Ultimate Tech upgrade. They game is also running a Bonus Marks event and a Mudd’s Market sale which includes a new bundle. All these end on 4/1/21.

GW2
The next Dungeon and more night is April 9th from 9-11 eastern

LOTRO
SNL is still going on Saturday night from 8:30-10:30 eastern

Update 29 has dropped and with it a new level 45 zone.

March 18- April 7 is the return of the Spring Festival so we are currently getting lost in the maze

If anyone wants help running skirmishes or epic battles let us know in the #lotro channel

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

GAME NEWS
Don’t forget to mention Marcus’ survey for his hardmode training group.

CLOSE

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

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

And a reminder, if you have a short segment 90-120 seconds long that you’d like to play at the end of the podcast, we’d love to hear from you!

Next time, we’ll be talking to ourselves for an all host show!. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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The AIE Podcast #362 – Alliance scum but you’re family https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/03/the-aie-podcast-362-alliance-scum-but-youre-family/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-362-alliance-scum-but-youre-family https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/03/the-aie-podcast-362-alliance-scum-but-youre-family/#respond Mon, 08 Mar 2021 14:47:40 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=210263 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Outriders,and Destiny, and Valheim, oh my MEGA is a go this Friday DLC for Gates of Oblivion is coming our way Much Merriment for Map Nights, Hazzah! And, Syreyne and Gijora are here […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Outriders,and Destiny, and Valheim, oh my
    MEGA is a go this Friday
    DLC for Gates of Oblivion is coming our way
    Much Merriment for Map Nights, Hazzah!
    And, Syreyne and Gijora are here to talk to us about AIE in World of Warcraft

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #362 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Mewkow: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mkallah: (Hey, guys, there are lemon bars and snickerdoodles in the guild kitchen to celebrate Kini’s birthday ). This week we are joined by special guests Syreyne and Gijora who are here to talk to us about AIE in WOW Welcome!

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

AIE News

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

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

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast – http://www.newoverlords.com/

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 371: Bounty Contracts
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-371-bounty-contracts/

It was supposed to be a bounty contract event week this week but it was bumped. Regardless, it will be coming back in the next few weeks and we wanted to remind ourselves of how complicated a profession it can be.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 372: Light Of The Jedi Review
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-372-light-of-the-jedi-review/

Book club wrap up… review time for the kickoff to the High Republic!

Working Class Nerds – https://workingclassnerdscom.wordpress.com/

Episode 98: The Greatstorm of The Nihil
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/8080544-episode-98-the-greatstorm-of-the-nihil.mp3?blob_id=36346161

Marcus and Nick sit down with friend of the pod and fellow Twitch streamer/podcaster- Kitty! They break down the FULL SPOILERS version of the first installment of Star Wars content set in the High Republic era- The Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule. Enjoy!You can find more of Kitty at: www.twitch.tv/kittykissz

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

Fleet Action Report Ep 33 What to do at max level
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVCFV2D1kUE

Fleet Action Report Ep 33 What to do at max level. Nikodas and Grebog are back with another episode, this time trying to help you figure out what to do at max level.

NOMADS
Outriders

Outriders is a looter/shooter with strong Gears of War, Destiny, and Mass Effect vibes. It’s developed by People Can Fly and published by Square Enix.

The free demo went live on 25 Feb, will continue past launch on 1 April, and allows for about 3 hours of the full gameplay until level 7 and world tier 5. You can chose from 4 different classes with varying styles of gameplay. It will be fully cross-play with support for PC, Playstation and Xbox.

This game is a day one, fully accessible game, and not “live service.” The level cap is 40/world tier 15 for higher risk and reward, and the end-game consists of 14 “expeditions” (raids) with a special 15th unlocked once you clear them all.

There are a few AIE folks playing the demo, please shout out in the #outriders discord chat for co-op play, or any questions you may have.

Destiny 2
Iron Banner has returned.
International Women’s Day (March 8, Monday)/History Month in March. Bungie is making a pin available on their merch store that will also include a special emblem in-game with purchase. All proceeds are donated to AnitaB.org during March.

TWAB (This Week at Bungie): https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/50170

AIE has progressed through the Deep Stone Crypt and is currently working on the final boss.

Valheim
Thanks to Sartavius, an AIE Valheim server has been up for about a week now. IP address and password are pinned in the Valheim channel in Discord.

The team has set up a couple bases with portal connections. The starting area has a portal directly to the main crafting base. From there, there’s a portal to a swamp hunting lodge. A handful of other bases, huts and mining operations are scattered about as well and everyone is free to build more. A rough map is pinned in the Discord too.

Congrats to the team for taking out both the first and second bosses so far. Each boss increases the difficulty of the game events a bit but also opens up higher tiers of crafting to help progress.

The servers are limited to 10 concurrent players but any number can be popping in and out. We haven’t had more than 6 on at a peak so there’s still more room to grow. The Alpha base has private rooms for 8 people and we could make more..

And… for those not familiar with what we are talking about here, Valheim is an indy survival/building/sandbox game that’s gotten pretty popular. The very small dev team has some plans for additional bosses, zones, weapons, etc. We’ll keep an eye on it as it develops and keep on keeping on with our little world.

WoW
See Show Notes

SWTOR
In Swtor this week, we got a minor patch–6.2.1–which gave us some UI improvements changes, a brief story beat, bug fixes and some new bugs.

MFN, Ops teams, and Friday night activities are purring along. In fact, this Friday, the 12th is MEGA.. Marcus is going to lead us in some guild pvp warzones and Galactic Star Fighter. This is a unique opportunity to play around with pvp without stress and to learn some things about controlling your ship in GSF. We can set up the guild stronghold for pvp and play there, or even create a guild instance of a warzone. Even if you don’t normally pvp, it’s safe to attend. Honest! Well, unless you are Max.

Pop into our discord and say hi!

FFXIV
Map nights, every Saturday for loot, prizes, and much merriment! Very low skill bar, but very high fun potential. Every saturday at 9:30pm eastern. Bringing a map is never required to attend, but greatly appreciated

Bozja Front! Beat up the Garlean Empire, cause they got it commin’! Great leveling opportunity for your level 70-80 toons. Never stepped in there before? No worries, as this is a great chance to see what this content is all about. Thursdays at 9pm eastern

Discussion is starting back up to restart the Retro-Raid nights! Get those old raids and see stuff that you may not be able to clear on your own or via the duty finder. We are in the planning and scheduling phases, but we need your help to make sure we make this event available to as many as we can. Make your voices heard on the #ffxiv discord channel.

We also have had a few new folks and returning folks to the game. This is awesome news. Please remember to reach out to the new and returning members. Also, for the new members, speak up! We’d love to show you around the game, make some friends, and have some great adventures along the way.

A few FFXIV announcements and reminders. If you were one of the few lucky ones to get a PS5, the Playstation 5 specific version will be available on April 13th. This is a free upgrade for existing PS4 players. The game plays today on the PS5, but it is the PS4 version. Now, you can actually utilize the power of your PS5! Also on April 13th, we have patch 5.5. Last part of the Dark Apocalypse 24-player raid series.

We do have some small information on our next expansion, Endwalker! Details are limited now, but more information will be released during the all digital, Fan Fest Online, May 15-16.

ESO
MFN’s have been well attended and we’ve been spending time taking part in the current in game event to earn event tickets.

There have been several conversations recently regarding leveling and skills. Feel free to ask questions or join in the conversations in discord

There is normally at least one death caused by gravity due to Dankinia leading people off cliffs

The first DLC for the Gates of Oblivion yearlong even comes out on March 8th on PC and March 16th on consoles. There will be two new dungeons as part of this DLC. As usual, the first MFN after the release will be spent exploring the dungeons together.

Update 29 comes out on March 8th on PCs and March 16th on consoles which will overhaul the Champion points system. As part of this overhaul, there will be a forced reset of all skill points and champion points.

There will be a free pet in the crown store to claim and for two weeks after the forced reset all re-specs will be free so you can try out new builds, make adjustments, and get used to the new system.

On March 17th the bonus mount and pet you get for pre-ordering the next chapter, Blackwood, will no longer be offered and Blackwood is still scheduled to come out in June.

STO
STO has started the year long campaign giving you a single free ship from the lockbox system, 1,500 lobi (3 free ships if you wait for a 50% sale in the lobi store), or two free c-storr Tier 6 ship tokens.

The first event working towards that is the Voth Advance, where running one of the two TFO s will give you credit and after 14 daily competing Molor’s flaming sword.

As for the fleet, we are still making great progress on the federation side. We are closing in on finishing the K-13 space station and the colony is nearing the Kentari bridge officers unlock.

KDF side (klingon defense force) is making strides at pushing up the dilithium mine and unlocking the discounts to all the costs of the fleet projects.

GW2
Dungeons and more night is March 12 at 9 Eastern/8 Central

LOTRO
During SNL we ran skirmishes to get people some levels

Next weekend is the + 25% xp bonus so we will be looking to once again help people level their toons
March 18- April 7 is the return of the Spring Festival so we look to getting lost in the maze again

We expect that within the next 2 week to have the producer’s letter and Update 29

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

GAME NEWS
Happy Anniversary AIE Virtus! 863/1000 Characters!
9.0.5 –
Tons of tuning, specifically around Covenants
Mostly buffing poor leggos and cov abilities
Valor points
Mythic+ mechanic, allows players to upgrade up to 220 mythic-dropped gear
No upgrading pre 9.0.5 gear
Wandering Ancient tree mount
Epic PvP bg changes
M+ changes
2 pieces, even on time failure, just lower ilvl
Great Vault changes
3/6/9 raid bosses

Aie raiding:
BLTN – Congrats on Ahead of the Curve 10H
Kiddie Aggro 9H
Last Stand 9H
PJFC 7H
WITT 4H
Filthy Casuals 3H
H&H 3H
BTC 10N
DoA 9N
HFO 9N
FERT 5N
Noob Raid 3N

Summer of Love
How can you help?
Ideas for events?

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

@SyreyneAIE – Twitter
@Gijora

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

And now it’s time to play all of the great AIE member segments we received this week, including…Well, no segments, but you know the drill! If you want to try your hand at creating one, send it our way to the AIE podcast email! We love guildie driven content

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

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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New AIE Officer – Albus https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/03/new-aie-officer-albus/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-aie-officer-albus https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/03/new-aie-officer-albus/#respond Mon, 08 Mar 2021 02:13:28 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=209691 Coming out of the interest and success of tabletop gaming at our AIECon, we’ve decided to continue the tabletop and D&D gaming. There’s a channel for each and groups have been gathering for both. With that in mind we also […]]]>

Coming out of the interest and success of tabletop gaming at our AIECon, we’ve decided to continue the tabletop and D&D gaming. There’s a channel for each and groups have been gathering for both. With that in mind we also identified the need for a new community officer role to help with that in addition to general AIE game assistance.

Please join us in welcoming Albus as our new community officer!

Albus has been a long time contributor and leader in AIE. He’s run teams in the SWTOR division for years. He also was instrumental in helping with the AIECon, leading the board game activities, and bringing on the amazing industry panel. Check out the board game channel to get in on one of the rotating board game sessions running regularly!

For those not familiar with Albus personally, here are a few words of introduction from him:

1) I’m a follower of Jesus Christ. I know I am not always successful at it, but my desire is to behave in a way that represents Him well and brings honor to Him.

 

2) I’m a husband of a wonderful wife who has tolerated me for more than 22 years. She’s a jewel and I don’t know what I’d do without her.

 

3) I have five kids ranging from 10 to 19. Many of you already know Balto so you know how much of a trouble-maker he is!

 

4) I’m a big Star Wars fan. This is why most of you know me… from playing SWTOR.  I started playing the Christmas after launch (it was an eagerly-requested gift), and I played with some friends for a while.  Before very long, they quit but I was still having tons of fun playing.  I knew about AIE because of listening to The Instance when I played WoW, so I decided to see if AIE had a SWTOR presence.  I’ve been stirring up trouble around here ever since!

 

5) I play board games as a hobby. A few of you may have met or heard of me because I helped out with the board gaming events at the recent AIECon. Come join the #board-games channel on Discord and let’s play!

 

6) I enjoy hiking. I live in Arkansas between the Ozarks and the Ouachitas, and there’s lots of good hiking around here.  I enjoy being outdoors and it makes for some good, quality family time!

 

7) I work in IT…. like about half of the people I know in AIE.

Welcome and thank you Albus!

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The AIE Podcast #361 – Savage Crafting https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/02/the-aie-podcast-361-savage-crafting/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-361-savage-crafting https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/02/the-aie-podcast-361-savage-crafting/#respond Mon, 22 Feb 2021 15:50:00 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=204293 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… It was a busy weekend for Blizzard news Torghast is getting more! Stand by for the Tribunal celebration Be ready for the Ides of March And, Kelseer is here to chat about AIE […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    It was a busy weekend for Blizzard news
    Torghast is getting more!
    Stand by for the Tribunal celebration
    Be ready for the Ides of March
    And, Kelseer is here to chat about AIE in FFXIV

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #361 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Mkallah: – (hey, folks, there are beignets in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guest Kelseer who is here to talk to us about AIE in FFXIV Welcome!

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

AIE News

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

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

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast – http://www.newoverlords.com/

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 370: Master Mode Conquest
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-370-master-mode-conquest/

We won a Conquest planet the hard way last week with over 149 million conquest points. Along the way we learned a thing or two about Conquest at the extremes. We bring on our Conquest leader BC today to talk about that and more.

Working Class Nerds – https://workingclassnerdscom.wordpress.com/

Episode 96: WCN Upgraded!!!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/7822015-episode-96-wcn-upgraded.mp3?blob_id=34828762

The boyzzz sit down with great friend of the show Kogass!!! They chat about alllll of the fun and exciting things in their gaming lives, and then finish with an interesting discussion about Energy Drinks

Find Kogass At: https://www.twitch.tv/Kogass_

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

Fleet Action Report Ep 30 A Call to Arms TFO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J0WuGerV98

Fleet Action Report Episode 30 A Call to Arms: TFO, Nikodas and Grebog take you through the TFOs that are part of the 11th Anniversary event. Talk about tactics, from what to expect, to what needs to be done.

Fleet Action Report Ep 31 Enemies Part 6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW9i7McMlJE

Fleet Action Report is back at it again with another episode on enemies. This Time Nikodas and Grebog take on the Heralds and the Iconians.

Fleet Action Report Ep 32 Guest Stars Part 4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKdhTZDwUuk

Fleet Action Report Episode 32 Nikodas and Grebog discuss and show you the voice actors from 2017 and 2018.

NOMADS
Diablo 2 Remasterd/3/4/Immortal
Much news about all the Diablos https://us.diablo3.com/en-us/blog/23624696/diablo-deep-dive-panel-recap-2-19-2021

Need an invite to the Clan/Community ask in discord.

Destiny 2
Season of the Chosen is live, in week number 2.
AIE is raiding on PC current content: Deep Stone Crypts.

WoW
Patch 9.0.5 and patch 9.1 content information were the major focus of BlizzConline for Warcraft.

Flying will be available just by progressing through the new covenant story and you will get a covenant themed mount as well. Ground mounts will no longer shiver with fear and will be able to be summoned in the Maw. Also, as part of the covenant story line, a new covenant themed armor set will be rewarded.

A new landmass that will be our foothold in the Maw will be uncovered, named Korthia, and what secrets of the First Ones does it hold?

A new 10-boss raid, the Sanctum of Dominion, will launch with the true Eye of the Jailer, the Tarragrue, Kel’Thuzad, and Sylvanas as raid bosses.

A new 8-boss MegaDungeon, Tazavesh the Veiled Market, will also be available at Mythic 0 difficulty during launch. And yes, it involves a bank heist, so Oceans 11 meets the Brokers? I’m in.

Torghast gets new layers and a new wing with new enemies and traps.

https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/23624699/shape-the-fate-of-the-shadowlands-in-chains-of-domination

WoW Classic
Raiding in Classic continues with the United Orgrimmar team who are active each week.

During BlizzConline The Burning Crusade Classic was announced and it’ll come with the option to move forward to TBC, stay with Classic, or with a paid service, per character, keep a character in each type of server. We are just beginning to discuss how the AIE guild and UO will proceed, so keep an eye on #wow-classic channel on Discord.

https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/23625676/world-of-warcraft-classic-and-burning-crusade-classic-characters-and-realms

SWTOR
It’s been a quiet week in SWTOR, with guildies recovering from Total Galactic War and spending some time on their Imperial Characters after going all out on the pub side in the previous week.

Patch 6.2.1, which was scheduled to be released last Tuesday, was delayed when Austin’s Bioware Studio was impacted by the calamitous weather events in Texas. There is no new date announced yet. Stay tuned.

Come join in for Mandatory Fun Night on Tuesdays. We alternate between Republic and Imperial sides each week. There are no gear or experience requirements, however, some activities do require a character level of 70. We will always let you know when this is the case. Even if you are just starting out, come join us in discord and listen to “Story time with Max”.

ESO
We’ve had several new members join and we’ve been helping them with training gear, leveling, and Skyshard farming during our MFN nights
We’ve focused on clearing zones of Skyshards, defeating World Bosses, and rampaging though public dungeons the last couple of MFNs

The Tribunal celebration in-game event starts on February 25 and runs until March 9th. As with prior in-game events, we will be focused on doing the daily dungeon and world boss quests as well as the public dungeons in Vvardenfell and Clockwork City for our MFNs during this time period to help guild members get as many of the rewards a possible.

The first DLC for the Gates of Oblivion year long event comes out on March 8th for PC/Mac and march 16th for consoles. The DLC is titled Flames of Ambition and will have two new dungeons. There will be a full reset of skill points and champion points when Update 29 drops, people may want to prepare for that.

FFXIV
See Game Notes

GW2
The next Dungeons and more night will be on the “Ides of March”

LOTRO
2/25 – 3/1 is VIP event boost, So on 2/27 we will be helping our kin members level up their toons
Monster Play has been quiet for the server so we will pause it as a guild until it picks back up.

There is supposed to be a new build to hit bullroarer this week

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

GAME NEWS
FFXIV has a free login campaign going until March 31st. So if your account has lapsed, come on back and join us for Map Nights and more!

On top of that, if anything we talk about today sounds interesting, FFXIV has an amazing free trial. You get all of the base game AND the Heavensward expansion. This is a ton of content, and it includes one of the best expansions and story lines in Final Fantasy, so do come check it out!

Patch 5.5
FFXIV Patch 5.5 Part 1 is releasing April 13th! This will be part 1 of the story leading into the next expansion named Endwalker. Part 2 will come at a later date between now and the release of Endwalker.
The antagonist of this part of the story arc has declared to us he is setting about recreating the Final Days, something as bad as it sounds. It’s an event barely remembered that happened in the distant past, and resulted in everything that has occurred up until now in FFXIV. While his plan has been set into motion with the appearance of ominous glowing towers around the world, we will likely see the fruits of his labor with the release of this patch.
The Nier Automata tie-in raid series will come to a close with the release of the final raid in the series.
Side note, as someone who has no investment in Nier, having never played the game, this story line has turned out to be pretty great. People who loved Nier seem to like it even better, so if you like Nier Automata
The final part of the Sorrows of Werlyt storyline, will be released with 5.5. This has been part of the “Weapons” Trial series, where we have fought the Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald weapon. Next up appears to the Diamond Weapon.
Before Part 2 is released, we’ll also get the next step in the “Save the Queen” content, which is both excellent story content and the way to work towards this expansion’s relic weapon. Come join me in saving the homeland of the Hrothgar!
Other usual suite of goodies, including a new dungeon, crafting updates, and more!

Endwalker
Despite having the word “end” in the title and some rumors going around, Endwalkers is NOT the last expansion of FFXIV, but the conclusion of the storyline that started in A Realm Reborn (and in 1.0 somewhat)
Usually FFXIV has an expansion quest line that has a satisfying ending, but has loose ends that are tied up in the .3 patch series, where 4 and 5 transition to the next expansion. Shadowbringers followed this formula as well. Endwalker will be unique however, in which the entire storyline will wrap up with the expansion itself. 6.1 will then start the next story arc.
The main story quest writer from Shadowbringers, “Natsuko Ishikawa”, is writing the story for Endwalkers as well. Every piece of content she has written has been great, and she always manages to top it, so I’m personally very excited.
We’ll be journeying to a lot of places that have been mentioned since A Realm Reborn but that we’ve never had the chance to visit, including the moon! While the moon may look similar to our moon, it’s actually the remains of a defeated god…so we’ll see how that goes.
The expansion will include two new jobs, a healer job named the Sage, and an unknown melee DPS job.
Sage is going to be “a Barrier” healer using Nouliths, a series of magical “things” that you control with your magic. If you’ve never wanted to be a healer because they weren’t stylish or cool enough, definitely give Sage a look!
Yoshida provided a very vague hint on the melee dps job, and the consensus of the rumour mill is that it’ll employ a scythe. Beyond that, we’re not sure. Some even speculated a Corsair job, like some kind

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

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

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

Next time, we’ll be talking to Syrene and maybe a guest of two two talk about AIE 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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The AIE Podcast #360 – Pretend tank; Public Dungeoning https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/02/the-aie-podcast-360-pretend-tank-public-dungeoning/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-360-pretend-tank-public-dungeoning https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/02/the-aie-podcast-360-pretend-tank-public-dungeoning/#respond Mon, 08 Feb 2021 15:17:31 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=196295 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Tetsemi: We are ready to wrap up this raid(e) Mewkow: We’re doing it online! Mkallah: Happy 11th anniversary to STO Tetsemi: SWTORs getting ready to RUMMMBLLLLLE! Mewkow: And, Dankinia is here to talk […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Tetsemi: We are ready to wrap up this raid(e)
    Mewkow: We’re doing it online!
    Mkallah: Happy 11th anniversary to STO
    Tetsemi: SWTORs getting ready to RUMMMBLLLLLE!
    Mewkow: And, Dankinia is here to talk about AIE in ESO

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #360 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mkallah: To my left is Tetsemi: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Dankinia is taking a break from falling off of things to talk to us about AIE in ESO Welcome!

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

AIE News

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

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

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
Guild podcast news

SWTOR
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 369: Light Of The Jedi
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-369-light-of-the-jedi/

The High Republic is coming. We are starting a book club style discussion for the month of February.

Working Class Nerds
https://workingclassnerdscom.wordpress.com/

Episode 95: The Celebration of Ootini!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/7551118-episode-95-the-celebration-of-ootini.mp3?blob_id=33229024

The WCN gentlemen are joined by the hosts of Ootinicast, Chill and Kitty! Together they talk about SWTOR, AIE Con 2021 aaaannnd of course Ootinicast!

Fleet Action Report
Fleet Action Report Ep 27 Starship Mastery and leveling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWoNUStm1NI

This time on Fleet Action Report Grebog takes the reigns solo as Nikodas is out sick with Covid. Grebog covers one of the fastest ways to level up your ship mastery. This should help those with the obvious reason of unlocking more starship traits to use. Grebog even delves into an Elite patrol

Fleet Action Report Ep 28 Guest Stars part 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn3j3EMNNPQ

Nikodas and Grebog bring you another Fleet Action Report. This time we are covering the voice actors in the game from 2016.

Fleet Action Report Ep 29 11th Anniversary Event
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdhojWSr-lY

In this episode of Fleet Action Report, Nikodas and Grebog take you through ALL the news and events that have been happening leading up to the 11th Anniversary. And then we delve into the 11th anniversary and what there is to do.

NOMADS
AIE D&D

For those that signed up to play D&D with Catavarie, check your Discord DMs for your game invites.

Division 2
Resident Evil 25 Anniversary Cross-over Apparel Event https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/the-division/the-division-2/news-updates/4K0hyKXtOvkUwfOMl4BQLv/apparel-event-resident-evil

-Destiny 2
There’s a small, relatively active group of Guardians regularly playing the game. Post in the Nomads / #destiny2 discord chat with fellow players.

Join the cross-saved Clan at the following link: https://www.bungie.net/en/ClanV2?groupid=2122972

Weekly Clan engrams are available at the Clan vendor in the Tower. Currently, the Gambit and Nightfall engrams are available on a regular basis.

Interested in raiding on the PC? The Clan is looking for a few more people for the current raid content. Post in the discord if you’re interested. Looking to raid on another platform, also coordinate in discord.

The new “Season of the Chosen” starts on Tuesday. https://www.bungie.net/7/en/Seasons/SeasonOfTheChosen

WoW
Raid Team News

Noob Raid is now 10/10 LFR having gotten Denathrius down last night.

F.E.R.T is 4/10 Normal
HFO (Alliance) is 6/10 Normal
Filthy Casuals is 9/10 Normal
Where is the tank is 9/10 Normal
Behind the Curve is 10/10 Normal
Horeshoes and Handgrenades (H&H) is 3/10 Heroic
Last Stand is 4/10 Heroic
PJFC is 4/10 Heroic
Kiddie Aggro is 7/10 Heroic
Better Late than Never is 9/10 Heroic

Raid Team Recruitment

Horseshoes & Handgrenades(H&H) is a late night heroic raiding team in the dignitas sub-guild. We raid Mondays and Thursdays from 11:55pm to 2am ET(Server time), with a couple nights of M+ dungeoning on the side. We are always looking for people that enjoy a bit of challenge in the heroic scene without getting too stressed about burning through the highest content. At the moment, we are hunting for Healers and DPS, but could always use tankable classes for backups or M+ runs. Feel free to reach out if you have questions.

Hell Froze Over: Hell Froze Over is a casual raid group with the following goal of Fun>Loot, Camaraderie>Progression, Pirates>Ninjas, and Crispy>Wiggly. Friday nights, we begin invites around 7:45 pm with a goal to pull trash at 8:00 pm. We take breaks at the top of each hour and end the raid at 11:00 pm. All times are EST. We encourage people to bring the class they enjoy most. Have friends on other realms? No problem. We have several team members in other realms. We do ask that you keep your hands and feet inside the raid at all times. horns tooting minions cheering.

For more about HFO please message Fez [WoW]#9407 on Discord, or in game with battletag Fezgig#1509.

AIE Alliance on Earthing Ring-US, will be coming up on it’s 2-year anniversary this March. Please share any ideas you have on how we can celebrate, let Fez, Sy, or Gusty know.

We continue to get new people who are either coming back to the game after many years gap, are Horde friends checking out the Alliance side, or some people who are new to WoW or looking for a family friendly casual environment to play in.

Mythic runs happen weekly to help folks see content and gear up for raid.

Remember you can always find the AIE guild officers in Discord in the #lfo channel or by pinging them @officers. You can always request WoW guild invites via the in-game system by searching “alea iacta est”, even if there are no officers online. Just remember, you have to go back to Guilds & Communities (J) to accept the invite once an officer approves it.

BlizzConline will be free to watch online February 19 and 20. There will six channels of content to watch covering all the games.
https://blizzcon.com/en-us/news/23617534

To go along with BlizzConline …

Commemorate 30 years of Blizzard® games and universes with three treasure troves of in-game items and extras! The limited-time bundles will help you channel the anniversary spirit as you adventure and battle in World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Hearthstone®, Diablo® III, StarCraft® II, StarCraft®: Remastered, and Heroes of the Storm®

https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/23606574/take-home-a-legendary-loot-haul

If you have, or buy a 6-month sub to WoW you’ll get the Lucky Yun Mount. It’s a golden bull who will bestow prosperity upon anyone who touches its glittering hide.

https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/23606578/new-mount-lucky-yun

WoW Classic
If you’re interested in creating a character with AIE Guild in WoW Classic, we play Horde on the Pagle-PvE realm! Once you make a character, jump into the LFO channel in Discord and request a guild invite. Hope to see you in game soon!

STO
STO is in it’s 11th anniversary. The event includes a special Klingon Recruit, with several account-level unlocks, a Tier-6 Ship reward, a new party popper, and an easy way to unlock additional emotes. The event lasts until the 25th.

SWTOR
Let’s get ready to RUMMMBLLLLLE!!

This week AIE in SWTOR is battling to win a planet. This meta-game is available only a few times a year and we are going all out. For perspective, AIE Guildies have put over 85m (placeholder number) points on the scoreboard, which is many times what we normally do. We are in the lead on our chosen planet of Ziost, but the second place guild has not stopped pressing, so neither will we! MFN, MEGA, Ops teams, as well as other organized and semi-organized activities were all geared and aimed toward this one goal. Every day play counts too, in any style and in any amount.

As for game news, there is new patch coming in a week or so, but who can even think about that. More about it later!

If you have a swtor character, log in, jump over to the pub side, say hi and possibly shoot a few things. Or throw pebbles at them. The week won’t be over until early Tuesday morning.

ESO
See Game Notes

FFXIV
FFXIV Patch 5.5 Part 1 is releasing April 13th! This will be part 1 of the story leading into the next expansion named Endwalker.
In days long ago and almost forgotten, Hydaelyn nearly fell to an event called the Final Days, and those days are once again upon us. Endwalker releases in Fall 2021.
Endwalker will contain all new zones and two new jobs. The Sage, a healing class that uses barriers to protect their allies and can augment their magical attacks using a weapon difficult to describe in words but awesome none-the-less. A new Melee DPS will also be released, though we only have vague hints on what it will be. Current consensus seems that it will involve wielding a scythe in heavy armor!

AIE Free Company events in AIE continues:
Every saturday at 9:30pm eastern we’re still doing map night, where we dive into treasure dungeons for phat lewtz
Thursdays at 9pm eastern we hit the fields of Bozja to fight the Garlean Empire and empower this expansion’s relic weapons. If you havent started it yet, now is the perfect time to join!
A group is exploring Heavens on High on Sunday nights, the randomized endless dungeon released with Stormblood. If you’re currently making your way through, hit us up!

Check out the FFXIV channel for more info or if you have any questions!

GW2
February 12th for the next dungeons and more night and it is also the Lunar New Year event in GW2, running until the 21st.

LOTRO
We have been hanging out in voice while leveling some toons. All are welcome to hangout with us.
We also went back into PvMP and had some really good fights.

We will be running some group stuff this Saturday for marks
We also will be returning to Monster Play on February 20th. Join us in showing the Freeps who is boss.

Small bug fix patch should be coming sometime this week

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

GAME NEWS
There was a recent Global Reveal event to reveal the Gates of Oblivion year-long adventure. The adventure starts with the Flames of Ambition DLC on March 8th for PC/Mac and March 16th for Xbox/Playstation. It will have two new dungeons – The cauldron where you will be trying to stop a deadly ritual and Black Drake Villa where you are searching for a book. The new chapter, Blackwood, is scheduled to release on June 1st for PC/Mac and June 8th for Xbox/Playstation. It brings on a new region and new Daedric threats to face and overcome.

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

https://twitch.tv/dankinia
https://twitter.com/dankinia

I can be found on Twitter at Dankinia and I stream the ESO Mandatory Fun night on Fridays and Noob Raid on Saturdays at 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 . And for past episodes, you can see them on our Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/TheAIEPodcast ! Our theme was composed by the amazing Andrew Allen, follow him at @keyswithsoul! or visit his website http://andrewallenmusic.com/

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

None this week

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

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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AIECon Winter 2021 – Event Summary https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/01/aiecon-winter-2021-event-summary/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=aiecon-winter-2021-event-summary https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/01/aiecon-winter-2021-event-summary/#respond Sun, 31 Jan 2021 21:09:38 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=192959 What an amazing outcome for the first ever AIECon last weekend. We had over 18 sessions across the various Con tracks that were attended, viewed and reviewed by hundreds (or something like that since we didn’t track it all that […]]]>

What an amazing outcome for the first ever AIECon last weekend. We had over 18 sessions across the various Con tracks that were attended, viewed and reviewed by hundreds (or something like that since we didn’t track it all that close across all the Twitch streams, video views, etc.). By all accounts, it was a fun, lively event that spanned a whole bunch of activities we don’t get to do as often.

Big thanks to the team that spent weeks planning and organizing, promoting and running the event. Core team and game/track runners included, Sema, Looci, Marcus, Dankina, Corley, Gusty, Syreyne, Tetsemi, Albus, Velazarius, Bhock, Catavarie, Grebog, Duskmire, Fez, StupidGenius, Pelell, Maellung, Mew and many more who researched options, ran surveys, play-tested games and tools, ran comms, and kept the event going. Let them know you appreciate their work on this.

Also thanks to all of the AIE attendees and guests who joined us to play, hang out, chat online, promote on social, etc. Without you all it wouldn’t have been a con!

Here are some resources if you’d like to catch up on anything you missed:

Summary

Main Stage Events

  • Guild Town Hall event kickoff: https://youtu.be/DMX8_ibS0QM This covered guild news and division notes in general and then a dive into the event overview. We only do full a full Town Hall a few times a year so this is a definite must watch to be up to speed on all things AIE.
  • Joint Working Class Nerds and SWTOR Escape Pod Cast con edition show: http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-368-aieconwinter2021/ and https://workingclassnerdscom.wordpress.com/ Marcus, Nick, Sema and Max teamed up with each of their AIE based SWTOR podcasts for a special AIECon edition, live from the con
  • Board Gaming Industry Panel: https://youtu.be/font_9lRnUY AIE’s Albus hosted a Q&A talking all things board games with industry guests, David Gregg (designer of Nightfall), Dustin Staats (founder of Board Gaming with Education), and Joe Ellis (game designer at Plaid Hat Games)
  • Indy Games Dev Panel: https://youtu.be/weM9lQ3c8q4 Marcus hosted a Q&A talking about indy video game development with game dev Nick Iorfino from Bactrain Games

Casual Games Track

Board Games Track

  • Shout out to Albus who organized this track and pulled in game runner Velazarius and our industry guests for our series of board game sessions.
  • Forgotten Waters game session: https://youtu.be/ZHGSGJC8Gx8

D&D Track

Thanks all!

This is a triumph. I’m making a note here, “huge success!”

–GLADOS
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The AIE Podcast #359 – The Long Con https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/01/the-aie-podcast-359-the-long-con/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-aie-podcast-359-the-long-con https://aie-guild.org/blog/2021/01/the-aie-podcast-359-the-long-con/#respond Mon, 25 Jan 2021 03:54:00 +0000 https://aie-guild.org/?p=190142 On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mewkow: We had pics and podcasts and panels Mkallah: Casual games Tetsemi: Board games Mewkow: And, D&D And, Albus is here to help us wrap up the first AIE Wintercon! All that and […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mewkow: We had pics and podcasts and panels
    Mkallah: Casual games
    Tetsemi: Board games
    Mewkow: And, D&D
    And, Albus is here to help us wrap up the first AIE Wintercon!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode 359 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Mewkow: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mkallah: (hey, folks, there is a blueberry sour cream pie, a honey lemon poppy seed cake, and ginger bread rice krispie treats in the guild kitchen). This week we are joined by special guest Albus who is here to talk to us about AIE in AIE Winter Con 2021 Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into AIE Winter Con 2021 shortly, but first, let’s briefly 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 – FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 367: Our New Lucasfilm Games Overlords
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-367-our-new-lucasfilm-games-overlords/

Lucasfilm Games has returned to curate Star Wars games moving forward and exclusivity is coming to an end with EA.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 368: Aieconwinter2021
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-368-aieconwinter2021/

This is a special show where we combine shows with Nick and Marcus of the Working Class Nerds to talk about our gaming community “Con” live along with a solid dose of SWTOR chat.

Working Class Nerds

Episode 94: Escape PodCast Mash up! AIE Con 2021
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/7445038-episode-94-escape-podcast-mash-up-aie-con-2021.mp3?blob_id=32607202

Marcus and Nick team up with The Escape Podcast’s Max and Sema to discuss Swtor and all thing AIE Con 2021.

Star Trek Online – Fleet Action Report

Did not record any new episodes, but can be found by looking up Fleet Action Report on Youtube and there is a link in the show notes
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqEKYJPKmiiYuj7eiHy6kOg

AIE Winter Con 2021

Guild Town Hall
AIE Officers

Con-Pic-Challenges
GustyTail

Podcasts-and-Panels
Working Class Escape Pod Cast Nerds
Max
Sema
Marcus
Nick

Indy Game Panel:
Nick Iorfino from Bactrain Games

Board Game Panel:
* David Gregg (designer of Nightfall)
* Dustin Staats (founder of Board Gaming with Education)
* Joe Ellis (game designer at Plaid Hat Games)

Casual Games
KiniCasual

Board Games
Forgotten Waters
Arcana Rising

D-and-D
D&D with Bhock
D&D with Catavarie
D&D with Duskmire

Max’s Presentation PPT and Video Links

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1FAUdpgIGPPdpTSMJO7Cl1AKp6oIWsl9Q/edit#slide=id.p1

Links to Videos – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyRGcyjhvOp_MTTc7XJ-wYBoSfUZsflTI

4 Videos up for viewing currently on the site!

Opening Town Hall
D&D Goblin Adventure 1
Board Game Industry Panel
Indy Games Dev Panel

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

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

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

No segments this time, but if you want to stretch your creative muscles, feel free to submit one to us- we always love having guildie submitted content

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

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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