Alea Iacta Est A Gaming Community 2020-09-21T17:18:35Z https://aie-guild.org/feed/atom/ Kameron Hoffs <![CDATA[The AIE Podcast #352 – Prepatch speculation and updates make my brown eyes blue]]> https://aie-guild.org/?p=146518 2020-09-21T17:18:35Z 2020-09-21T17:18:35Z On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Warp drive ahead, Avengers, and more It’s time for double XP and Swoop racing Markarth starts testing on the Equinox To Hell with honor, you say! and, we are talking WOW and all […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Warp drive ahead, Avengers, and more
    It’s time for double XP and Swoop racing
    Markarth starts testing on the Equinox
    To Hell with honor, you say!
    and, we are talking WOW and all things Shadowlands

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #352 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Mkallah: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are talking about the upcoming Shadowlands Expansion and 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
Fleet Action Report – STO

Fleet Action Report Ep 9 Enemies of STO part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qken1b0D5qY

This week Nikodas and Grebog cover some of the classic Star Trek enemies, Klingons, Romulans, and borg. This is part 1 of an expanding coverage of the various enemies in Star Trek Online.

Fleet Action Report Ep 10 Romulan Republic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj1Q5wYOYWk

Nikodas and Grebog take you through the current TFO for the event and discuss the Romulan Republic, while on captains that are part of the Romulan Republic.

Working Class Nerds

Episode 82: Achievement Unlocked: Quarantine Complete!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/5390845-episode-82-achievement-unlocked-quarantine-complete.mp3?blob_id=21865057

Marcus and Nick have a LOT to say this episode! They talk about the new Black Ops Multiplayer reveal, the finale of The Clone Wars animated series, AND the new details about the Xbox Series X.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 352: Update 6.1.3 And Steam Achievements
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-352-update-6-1-3-and-steam-achievements/

Update 6.1.3 is now live and with it, we now have Steam Achievements

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 353: Pvp And Conquest Changes Preview
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-353-pvp-and-conquest-changes-preview/

PvP and Conquest changes are coming, so we take a look.

Imperium Ludi
In Dual Universe AIE has built and tested its first warp drive. And we continue to explore new planets each week. Several members are building their first space capable ships and we hope to have a small fleet of space faring ships operational soon.

AIE now has a solid guild organization in Dual Universe carving out both personal and guild territory, buildings and ships. As the beta becomes more and more stable, the economy, ship building and advanced design is really taking off. Catavarie has taken the lead and has built and tested the first warp capable guild ship. We are exploring new planets each week. Several members are claiming main planet territory and building new space capable ships. We hope to have a small fleet of planet hopping ships operational soon with fleet operations, carrier jumps, and other guild activities to come. Check out the #dual-universe Discord channel for pictures of the cool builds and tons of Q&A.

NOMADS
The #nomads channel has also been busy for us lately with excursions into the new Avengers game, some free time in Star Citizen, continued grouping and progression in Desitiny 2 and The Division 2, Call of Duty running a group weekly, and some No Many Sky update discussions. Animal Crossing turnip trade is still strong as well! If anyone is looking for more AIE in any of these be sure to post in the #nomads channel or the dedicated channels for Animal Crossing, Destiny, The Division and Dual Universe. We also want to hear about any other new games you might be playing and what AIE should do to get involved.

Destiny 2
Happy birthday, Destiny turns six: https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/49527

The Beyond the Light expansion is just a few months away, make sure to continue your progress on the missions/planets that will be archived soon.

Soon the Guardians closest ally, our Ghosts, will receive an update that includes more customizability and additional mod slots. Read more about it at
This Week at Bungie news: https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/49575

Tuesday, 22 Sep, Destiny 2 will be available on XBox via the Game Pass.

If you would like to join AIE in Destiny 2, please holler in the #destiny2 AIE Discord channel or put in an application at https://www.bungie.net/en/ClanV2?groupid=2122972 . It’s been relatively quiet there though I have seen people online in voice. If you’re active, please seek each other out to accomplish your goals before the expansion arrives.

Diablo 3
The latest season continues with some folks in AIE popping in and out of the game. If you need any help completing your season, please holler in the Discord #nomads channel.

Division 2
Big news for Agents in The DIvision 2. In just a few days, the game will be kicking off Title Update 11 which includes Season 3 and a new PvE mode that presents highly replayable, progressively generated building of 100 floors. This new feature is called The Summit: can you reach the top?
Other news from the game can be found at https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/the-division/the-division-2/news-updates/2YgBKySoixMKBFJmNVMxic/ubi-forward-the-division-2-the-road-ahead , and read the “This Week in the Division 2” for more news at https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/the-division/the-division-2/news-updates/1mLbxwA9s4zzejZu1FiofL/this-week-in-the-division-2-september-18

WoW
See Game Notes

WoW Classic
Vanilla Sundae Fundays

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

Greenwall is now active in WoW Classic! Our goal was to make communication easier with our friends in and another small guild called during raid nights and various other activities throughout the week. Make sure you download the Greenwall addon so that you see all of the combined conversation otherwise you will only see ? of what’s being said and you don’t want to miss out. Friendly reminder that the main guild chat is still considered family friendly so please be respectful to everyone!

Raid nights with the United Orgrimmar team continues to be awesome! They have cleared Molten Core and finished a full clear of AQ20! The schedule for Molten Core has moved to Saturdays so that more time can be devoted to Blackwing Lair on Sundays. If you’re interested in raiding, let us know and we will help guide you in the right direction!

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!

SWTOR
On the game events side of things:

Double XP/Renown/Valor has started and will last about a month. It’s a great time to get alts leveled up or work on the Renown or Valor achievements.

Swoop Racing is back next week and we’ll be working on finishing up our reputation for the cool swoop rewards

For guild events:
Tuesday nights MFN continue to be big and we had a bunch of fun in the Explosive Conflict operations this week

Friday nights look like they will now be rotating every other week between Flash Point nights and Achievement nights, open to everyone in the guild

This month’s MEGA (Monthly Epic Guild Activity) will be coming up in the next two weeks and Mega will be going to meet the Dread Masters. In Dread Fortress. With some other fun squeezed in.

Side note:
Steam achievements are catching everyone’s attention and Steam continues to be a great update
There’s still a couple weeks left for the Shae Vizla companion for subbing anytime during 8/28 to 10/5

ESO
The conclusion to the Dark Heart of Skyrim year long even was announced and will be called Markarth. The new DLC will take you to the Reach area of Skyrim with a new zone, storyline, and solo arena. This DLC will release on November 2 for PC/Mac and November 10th for consoles, however it and Update 28 will be available on the PTS on September 21st.

The prologue quest line is now active and available in the crown store and will take you on an adventure that leads you directly into the main storyline of the Markarth DLC and the end of the year long event.

In addition to the announcement for the DLC, starting next week a new in-game event called The Lost Treasures of Skyrim for players that own Greymoor will start. It is a community based event with three tiers of collectible rewards that include cosmetics, a pet, a house, and houseguests. Unlocking these rewards will be done via the new Antiquities system and the more treasures everyone digs up, the quicker the community earns the rewards. In addition, during the event there will be bonus rewards available. In the Skyrim zone, all of the resource nodes, except for fishing nodes, will provide double rewards and all of the world bosses, delve bosses, and trial bosses will have a chance to drop additional loot and all of the daily quest will give double reward boxes when completed and the first daily quest of the day will drop a reward box that can contain crafting mats, style and set items, maps, surveys, motifs, and furnishing recipes. As will all of the recent events, you will get 3 event tickets you can spend at the Impresario of feathers, berries, and other items.

For our Mandatory Fun event on Friday, we will be taking a look at the new prologue quest as well as rampaging through Skyrim doing the daily quests to earn rewards and get loot.

FFXIV
We have patch 5.35 on the horizon. This one will expand on the Resistance Weapon, upgrading our resistance weapons, similar to the relics in previous expansions that we received in the previous patch. Also, the existing housing plots will be expanded significantly, adding not only more sections, but additional subdivisions too. There may be some opportunity to purchase a home of your own at this time.

In FC events, fun nights are still fun, and fun can be had even outside the fun nights. Groups are happening for all levels, at nearly all hours of the day. Plus the #ffxiv channel is moving all throughout the day for news, discussions, questions, answers, and amusing bits. Guides, tips, and other resources can be found in the #ffxiv-guides-n-tips channel and if you are looking to discuss the twists and turns of the FFXIV story, we have the #ffxiv-spoilers channel. For those wanting to talk about the overall FFXIV MSQ, please use that channel.

As always, we are always looking forward to you joining us in FFXIV.

STO
New T6 Nebula bundle is coming Sept 24th, a science vessel pack. This will include T6, T5, and T3 ships, updated ship parts in the ship customization.

To Hell with Honor event is ongoing, and gets you a battle pet and a vanity pet. You have until the 29th to complete your daily completions of the TFO.

It is also an upgrade weekend, where you get 100% additional tech points when applying a tech upgrade to all items.

Fleet night is on Sunday at 8:30 PM Eastern. Lately we have been running episodes that were taken out of the seasons. We finished up the Kobali storyline last week. This week we will be running around with newly upgraded ships and testing them out to see how they feel.

GW2
We had a group get together to have fun and show a number of world bosses the might of AIE. The world bosses fell before us. On September 25, we will do a dungeon run with making some world bosses tremble before our might.

LOTRO
October 10 during SNL we will be having a chicken play race. Requirements are to be out of the intro area and there are a couple quests that do need to be run. We will be running people through these quests to get used to chicken play on September 26 and October 3rd. We have a prize for everyone who shows up on October 10th. Already completed most or all the chicken play? Don’t want to play as a chicken? Some may like an escort with them and you will receive a prize as well. It will be a great time running around as a lvl 1 chicken. Don’t miss out.

And with that, let’s talk about what’s going on in WoW.

GAME NEWS
From Gusty:
Brewfest starts Sunday. Nothing new but the usual transmog, mounts, pets, and toys. Plus the Sausage Eating contest! Nom nom nom.

She’ll be asking in Guild chat on Alliance and Horde if people want to group for the contest but is not setting specific dates/times.

All four Covenant shorts have been released, let the hype engine begin! Which one was your favorite?

Pre-patch speculation – Generally they give PvP 2 weeks notice before the end of season, two weeks from Tuesday the 22nd would be October 6th so this is the likely the earliest it could launch. Looking at WoWHead’s Event guide, it’s only two weeks long, so it could even launch October 13th, but that’s really pushing it close.. Neither PTR nor Beta
patching has gone to Release status yet, so it’s unlikely it’ll launch on September 29th.

There is a pre-patch ‘raid’ world boss which Noob raid will be tackling when it’s available.

For the rest of the events, check out the WoWHead guide (spoilers if you don’t want to know who the World Boss is or the events coming up)

https://www.wowhead.com/guides/shadowlands-deaths-rising-prelaunch-event-scourge-invasions

Those on the PTR/Beta will only be required to download a small update, while the entire 9.0.1 patch appears to be approximately 20GB in size.

Like pre-patches for previous expansions, the Shadowlands pre-patch 9.0.1 packs core class updates, Shadowlands’ New Player experience, the limited-time Scourge Invasion, character creation/character customization, and more. WoWHead has a guide, because of course they do, for all the changes coming to 9.0.1 which are literally too long to list here.

https://www.wowhead.com/guides/shadowlands-pre-patch-content-9-0-1

Shadowlands Class Changes
Shadowlands class philosophy emphasizes class fantasy, returning many pruned utility abilities to the spellbook.

Hunter Pets
Hunters have many new pets to tame, with their stables expanded to a whopping 205 slots.
Newcomer Mentor System
The Newcomer Guide system allows veteran players to sign up to help new players. These guides will be assigned special identification icons and access to a channel to answer questions to new players.
Leveling Revamp
Shadowlands pre-patch comes with a massive leveling revamp, featuring not only a level squish but also an item level squish.
Professions Changes
Relics of the Past
Potions
Allied Race Requirement Unlocks
All Allied Races will be easier to unlock in the Shadowlands pre-patch. The requirement to hit Exalted with a related faction has been removed, leaving only the requirement to complete a related series of zone quests.
Character Customization Overhaul
Shadowlands introduces a huge customization revamp, with many new options for each race, a new UI for the character creation screen, and more customization options at the barbershop.
Character Creation Screen
The character creation screen has received a huge facelift. The interface now has a more modern style, and higher quality icons for races, classes, genders and the buttons in general. When creating your character, the customization options are handled in new dropdown menus, including color swatches for skin and hair color.
Each character preview also now showcases fancy animations along with elaborate armor and weapons.
Barbershop
The barbershop has several impactful improvements in the pre-patch:
You can change your gender at the barbershop instead of using a paid service.
Tons of Druid customizations available that weren’t before.
Transmog Improvements
Wands can be transmogged to other main-hand weapons.
Legion Artifact Transmog updates have leveled up the quality of life for those who want more versatility in their options.
Accessibility and Interface Improvements
Gamepad support is coming, allowing players to assign key binds to various console controllers.
Battle Pet Ability Changes
Several impactful Battle Pet abilities will be changed in the pre-patch, leading to new strategies to defeat tamers. These include Hunting Party, Flock and similar abilities, Twilight Meteorite, Jar of Smelly Liquid, Righteous Inspiration, and Ancient Knowledge.
Mounts
Flying Unicorns – All “Horse” mounts (aka Unicorns) can now fly in the Shadowlands pre-patch:

But here is what’s getting removed

Ahead of the Curve and Cutting Edge achievements
Mad World from Horrific Visions
Awakened Mindborer from Mythic+
Hertz Locker from Mythic Mechagon
Elite PvP sets
Reins of the Mighty Caravan Brutosaur moved from vendors to the BMAH

Expansion Launch date – October 26 at 7 pm EDT/4pm PDT (worldwide launch).

CLOSE
And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank you all 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…well, nothing this week, but always looking forward to receiving segments from our AIE guild members!

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

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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Kameron Hoffs <![CDATA[The AIE Podcast #351 – A Little ESO in your WoW]]> https://aie-guild.org/?p=139389 2020-09-07T17:27:54Z 2020-09-07T17:25:31Z On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Tetsemi: Dual Universes and New Worlds, oh my Scoop out some time on your Sunday for some Classic fun! Time to stop gambling, Max! Must be Tuesday, time for patching And, we have […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Tetsemi: Dual Universes and New Worlds, oh my
    Scoop out some time on your Sunday for some Classic fun!
    Time to stop gambling, Max!
    Must be Tuesday, time for patching
    And, we have Dankinia who 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 #351 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mkallah: To my left is Tetsemi: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Dankinia who is here to talk to us about AIE in 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
Fleet Action Report Ep7 Ship Equipment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnJh5bAsG8o

Nikodas and Grebog cover the various ship equipment and types. Then even cover their builds and some of the reasoning behind the builds.

Fleet Action Report Ep 8 Ground Equipment and builds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n13eYct_eKI

Nikodas and Grebog discuss ground equipment and builds.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 351: Shae Vizla
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-351-shae-vizla/

The Shae companion returns as a subscriber reward. We talk about the companion and the character history.

Working Class Nerds

Episode 81: CLASSIFIED
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/5181700-episode-81-classified.mp3?blob_id=20877535

Marcus and Nick sit down and just catch up! They talk streaming, about the games they’re playing now, aaannd ones they’re looking forward to (INCLUDING Call of Duty Black Ops: COLD WAR!)

Imperium Ludi
Dual Universe open beta has launched. Although the beta is a bit rocky, as expected from an indy studio pushing it out earlier than it is probably ready for, it’s still a compelling experience. There’s a group of AIE in there building bases, industry and ships. AIE has a guild organization established with territory and facilities open to all guild members on the main planet of Alioth. If you have any questions be sure to check in with @catavarie or Max down in the #dual-universe channel in Discord.

The New World preview week just wrapped up. New World is looking extremely polished from a game engine perspective. A group of guild members have been in the preview beta for the past week exploring the lands and experiencing some of the latest views of the game before they shut down for an extended dev cycle targeting Spring of 2021 for release. Bhock may still have some of the many hours of streaming of the game available on his Twitch channel clips for a limited time. AIE will certainly be watching this game closely as development continues.

New World has concluded its 2 week preview, without NDA and open to all pre-orders. It was a good start, even if we’re still more than 6 months from release, as Amazon decided to push back the release, refocusing a pure PvP game into a mostly PvE-centric game: end-game still does not exist, or dungeons, and PvE progression ends 2/3 of the way… but 6+ months should help fill all this, as the engine, crafting, housing, combat and mass-test have already been completed and tested. Preview was more smooth than many releases. And bonus: it’s a Buy Once, Play Forever game, without monthly fees (and no microtransactions for now)

NOMADS
Division 2
Title Update 11 “soon.” It is available now on the public test server.

Season 2 marches on. More news at the weekly report: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/the-division/the-division-2/news-updates/5JaSfFYvd6qeSDOxZornu/this-week-in-the-division-2-september-4

Destiny 2
The game enters into its final week of Solstice of Heroes. Grab your exclusive armor sets before the event ends.

Bungie –

There is a link to the new subclass trailer for Stasis on the Bungie website as well as some info on what to expect with the final week of Solstice of Heroes.
https://youtu.be/HQ92dM6MYSY

This Week at Bungie news
https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/49507

WoW
We’re likely about 2-3 weeks away from the Shadowlands Prepatch Event, based on the schedule for animated shorts and the expansion launching on October 26th/27th.

This will be the patch that changes all the talent trees, brings back old spells/abilities that were gone, nerfs buffs, etc. The pre-patch event will be a good time to get all your addons sorted, your characters hotbars sorted, and figure out which class(es) you want to play in the expansion.

There will be a lot of discussion in guild chat (make sure you’re running Greenwall) and in the #WoW AIE DIscord channel so get ready for change!

WoW Classic
Vanilla Sundae Fundays

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

Greenwall is now active in WoW Classic! Our goal was to make communication easier with our friends in and another small guild called during raid nights and various other activities throughout the week. Make sure you download the Greenwall addon so that you see all of the combined conversation otherwise you will only see ? of what’s being said and you don’t want to miss out. Friendly reminder that the main guild chat is still considered family friendly so please be respectful to everyone!

Raid nights with the United Orgrimmar team continues to be awesome! They have cleared Molten Core and finished a full clear of AQ20! The schedule for Molten Core has moved to Saturdays so that more time can be devoted to Blackwing Lair on Sundays. If you’re interested in raiding, let us know and we will help guide you in the right direction!

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!

SWTOR
Gambling has finished up for the year and will probably be back next summer. The slots were generous to many by awarding the Rodian Companion, which lots of folks missed getting last year. In spite of Herculean gambling efforts, there might still be one or two guildies that didn’t get the Rodian. Or maybe just one….

Swoop Racing is coming back for a week at the end of the month, which means another chance at rep and rewards. The cosmetic tacticals are particularly fun to get. These are items that your character equips that change something–usually a combat effect, but the ones that make you do a jump off your speeder with flair are fun too. Later this Fall, we will see a brand new event called Feast of Prosperity. We don’t know much about it, yet. More info to come!

BCavanagh had the brilliant idea to add achievements to the lineup of activities to do during MFN. Swtor has tons of achievements that can be accomplished in a raid group out in the world. It was a lot of fun the first time we tried it and we can’t wait for it to come up again.

MEGA last month was a datacron run, including an instanced one that we had not attempted before. People who had done it before helped guide others through the process and some folks came away with new datacrons. Marcus is almost done getting all his datacrons! MEGA next month will be on the 25th. More details to follow!

Maellung is running MM Flashpoints on Friday nights roughly every two weeks, so look for that in about two weeks.

Steam rewards are being issued right now, so log in to the get a pipeworks flair and subscribe sometime between August 28th, 2020 and October 5th, 2020 to get the iconic Shae Vizla as your companion. She is a popular companion and people have been asking for her to become available again and now she is.

ESO
See Game Notes

FFXIV
We are still in patch 5.3, with a lots of great changes and additions to the game.

For newcomers, the ARR revamp has been reported to chop hours off of the doldrums of the Main Story Questline. Better pacing, XP, and overall a modern questing experience. Also, the demo of the game has been expanded through Heavensward, the first expansion. So, you can jump in and play the game, with few limits, up to level 60. Although as a demo player, you won’t be able to join the Free Company with one of those limits, you can still join groups and get help from AIE by just joining the #ffxiv channel in the AIE discord. We are happy to help you out on your FFXIV journey.

The next update, patch 5.31, is scheduled for this week, Tuesday September 8th. Crafters will be interested in this patch, since it will bring forth the next phase of the Ishgardian Restoration. Join the realm’s other crafters in the rebuilding of Ishgard after the Dragonsong war. Note that this is officially Heavenward content, so if you do complete the MSQ story thru Heavensward, you can participate. This includes people on the free demo. Yes, free players on the demo get content updates too!

Looking forward to that, we have patch 5.35 on the horizon. This one will expand on the Resistance Weapon, upgrading our resistance weapons, similar to the relics in previous expansions that we received in the previous patch. Also, the housing plots will be expanded, so there may be some opportunity to purchase a home of your own at this time.

In FC events, fun nights are still fun, and fun can be had even outside the fun nights. Groups are happening for all levels, at nearly all hours of the day. Plus the #ffxiv channel is moving all throughout the day for news, discussions, questions, answers, and amusing bits. Guides, tips, and other resources can be found in the #ffxiv-guides-n-tips channel and if you are looking to discuss the twists and turns of the FFXIV story, we have the #ffxiv-spoilers channel. For those wanting to talk about the overall FFXIV MSQ, please use that channel.

As always, we are always looking forward to you joining us in FFXIV.

STO
The Risa event has wrapped up with some interesting rewards now that all the event currency has been collected.

Red Alert Event is live now and goes until September 10th. Reward is an Ultimate Tech Upgrade.

Bonus XP weekend is live and goes until September 10th

New ship is coming in as a reward for a sales promotion. The ship is the from Picard series and is the Inquiry Battlecruiser. The promotion starts September 8th and goes until September 29th. This will be another R&D pack promotion to get the ships. Within this promotion there will be a sale on R&D packs starting Sep. 8th and going until Sep 14th and they will be 20% off.

Also, there will be a brand new event called To Hell with Honor. You will need to do 14 days to get the final reward of 3 TFO reward boxes and the standard 25k dilithium. The event is set to start September 8th and go until September 29th. Also the reward for completing the event each time has a chance to give you a new Micro-Miniaturized Elachi Walker (Vanity pet)

Fleet night is on Sunday at 8:30 PM Eastern. Lately we have been running episodes that were taken out of the seasons. We are currently working on the Breen story, Cold War.

EVE
EVE is quiet but Echoes now has a presence and people should talk to @Dejara to get connected there.

GW2
Friday September 11, Maellung will be hosting a world boss march. It will start at 8 central/ 9 eastern

LOTRO
Last night for SNL we went back into monster play to run in conjunction with the Landroval PVMP 4 extra life event. It was a great turn out for lotro which did cause “some” lag, but was a lot of fun. Coming in about a month is a chicken play race. There will be special prizes given out. We will be using some upcoming SNLs to get characters to the point where you will be able to join in the race. Very low level toons will be able to compete in the event and have a chance to win. Stay tuned to the lotro channel in discord for more details.

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

GAME NEWS
Update 27 came out recently and brought with it some performance improvements, character pathing in player owned houses, and the Stonethorn DLC. Character pathing allows you to set up nodes within your house area to draw a path that the pets, mounts and assistants can follow around the property to make your home feel more alive. The Stonethorn DLC added two new dungeons, Stone Garden and Castle Thron, that carry on the story from Greymoor and lead into the next set of DLC and the final part of the year long Dark Heart of Skyrim adventure. Stone Garden involves putting a stop to a mad alchemist experiment and Castle Thorn takes you into a vampire lair where you get to meet a Vampire Lord. For MFN two weeks ago we grouped up and ran both of these dungeons. Since I’m a hoarder of all the things in games, I totally enjoyed Castle Thorn for with all it’s crates, wardrobes, backpacks, etc to loot and there were some decor items I hope they make available for player owned houses in the future. Stone Garden felt like it had less to loot and the fights felt a bit more challenging in places, but the final boss fight was chaotic fun.

Right now the Imperial City Celebration is going on and it will run until Tuesday, September 15th at 10 am EST. Just like all of the in-game events, there are loot boxes and event tickets to be earned and the event tickets can be used to purchase Indrik Feathers and Berries. This is primarily a PvP focused event, however the event tickets can also be earned buy running the Imperial City 4 person dungeons, White Gold Tower and Imperial City Prison, For MFN last week several of us tackled ICP for tickets and those that either like PvP, or were too low level for the dungeons took a quick adventure into the city to attempt to slay a boss while avoiding players of the other factions. Thank you Sky for leading that PvP group so they could get their tickets. This coming Friday will probably be a repeat where some of us do the dungeons and the rest sneak into the city and hopefully avoid enemy players. Events like this are always more fun in a guild group, so if you are looking to have someone run with you, just let us know in guild chat or discord.

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

I’m @Dankinia on Twitter and Dankinia on Twitch where I live stream both MFN in ESO and Noob Raid in WoW.

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 Syreyne in WoW about the Prepatch Event and Expansion. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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Kameron Hoffs <![CDATA[The AIE Podcast #350 – Steam Wars!]]> https://aie-guild.org/?p=133896 2020-08-24T14:06:37Z 2020-08-24T14:06:37Z On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Show off your style in WOW Stonethorn approaches We heard you like Final Fantasy news! We have you covered! There is summer fun to be had on Risa AND Middle Earth And, we […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Show off your style in WOW
    Stonethorn approaches
    We heard you like Final Fantasy news! We have you covered!
    There is summer fun to be had on Risa AND Middle Earth
    And, we have Max and Sema here to talk to us about AIE in SWTOR

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #350 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 chai rice kirspy treats in the guild kitchen). This week we are joined by special guests Max and Sema who are 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 – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern
Saturday – FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
Star Trek Online
Fleet Action Report Episode 6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAD9SHH6uK0

Nikodas and Grebog cover a lot of what you need to know about duty officers and bridge officers. Catch them live at 9PM Eastern on Mondays on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqEKYJPKmiiYuj7eiHy6kOg

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 349: Live With Daniel Steed Of Bioware
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-349-live-with-daniel-steed-of-bioware/

We catch up live with Daniel Steed, a key part of the Bioware SWTOR Community Team, in a late night interview to learn more about what he does, what he plays, and what he wants for SWTOR.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 350: Master Of Disguise With Thaan
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-350-master-of-disguise-with-thaan/

This episode we talk with Thaan, guild member and master of pop-culture character design. We get the design tips and show over a dozen of his best designs including Spiderman, Thor, Wonder Woman and others

Working Class Nerds
Episode 80: We’re Going Global with Aviriia!

https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/5056568-episode-80-we-re-going-global-with-aviriia.mp3?blob_id=20282543

The guys chat with Dutch Twitch Streamer and SWTOR Content Creator, Aviriia! They discuss the role playing community in SWTOR, what that means and how to get involved. PLUS the guys also take you through their hectic lives since the last episode.You can find Aviriia at: Twitch.tv/Aviriia

Imperium Ludi
We are looking into Eve Echoes(Mobile game) and would love to know how much interest there is in the guild. Please tell us in the #eve_embassy.

Max is hooked real hard on Dual Universe this weekend. Quite fun getting ramped up in a new game. Combination of Landmark, No Mans Sky and Eve (simplified version of each, but complex since it has all three elements). Bugging as heck but he’s addicted.

Interested in what Max was talking about with Dual Universe? Catavarie let us know that it goes into open Beta this coming Friday August 27th and the NDA will lift that day as well. And, Kazrik tells us that a recruit a friend comes out at the same time!

NOMADS
Diablo 3
Some new folks are popping in to experience the current season’s content. No announcements or news since the last show.

Division 2
The State of the Game stream has returned. Check out it’s latest episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ApqKyF1UHgs

Appearance mods. The Division 2 joins the ranks of other games by offering customized appearance for gear without altering the stats. More information at https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/the-division/the-division-2/news-updates/457wEeFBWn5tPKbqZpPhPm

Title Update 11 PTS is around the corner and so is Season 3. More information about these topics in the September 2 State of the Game stream.

Destiny 2
Read all about the Destiny Content Vault (DCV) and what it means for you when it kicks off with Year 4 on November 10th: https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/49454

That’s all the talk lately. Keep checking in on your Guardian friends in Discord for completing all that content that’ll be disappearing in a few months.

WoW
Gustytail is running Trial of Style on the 4th and Free t-shirt day went off, again thanks to Gustytail

BTC finished Ahead of the Curve, Where Is The Tank (WITT) a brand new team is over halfway through norm, and 2 into heroic

WoW Classic
On Wednesday, August 26th WOW Classic celebrates its 1st anniversary! To celebrate Nevermore & Coma are planning a special activity next Sunday, August 30th at 2pm Eastern. Keep an eye on the WoW Classic discord channel for more information!

Raid nights with the United Orgrimmar team continues to be awesome! They have cleared Molten Core and finished a full clear of AQ20! The schedule for Molten Core has moved to Saturdays so that more time can be devoted to Blackwing Lair on Sundays. If you’re interested in raiding, let us know and we will help guide you in the right direction!

Greenwall is now active in WoW Classic! Our goal was to make communication easier with our friends in and another small guild called during raid nights and various other activities throughout the week. Make sure you download the Greenwall addon so that you see all of the combined conversation otherwise you will only see ? of what’s being said and you don’t want to miss out. Friendly reminder that the main guild chat is still considered family friendly so please be respectful to everyone!

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!

~Nevermore

ESO
Update 27 which includes the Stonethorn DLC releases for PC/Mac on August 24th and Sept 1st for consoles.

Stonethorn will have two new four person dungeons that continue the stories told in the Harrowstorm DLC and Greymoor. The new dungeons are Castle Thorn, where you are assaulting a fortress to put a stop to an evil invasion, and Stone Garden, where you confront an evil genius and his experiments. Update 27, which is a base-game patch, will have performance improvements to help with stability and reduce load times and will add Homestead character pathing. Character Pathing will allow you to build paths for your pets, assistants, and mounts to follow when they are placed in your houses so they don’t just have to stand in one spot.

For MFN on Friday, August 28th we will split into groups to run the two new dungeons together.

FFXIV
Patch 5.3 Hit. Which includes the conclusion of the Shadowbringers Storyline, the next chapters of the YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse 24 player raid and the The Sorrow of Werlyt storyline, Unreal Trials, Dwarven tribe quests for crafters, the compression of quest “fluff” in the base “A Realm Reborn” to help new players, flying added to the original zones, and more.

The free trial to the game has also been expanded. Now, for no fincial investment, you can play though the game, levels 1 – 60, including ALL content from A Realm Reborn, which is the base or vanilla content, and ALL of the first expansion, Heavesward.

There’s also TWO seasonal events happening right now!

The Moonfire Fair. Save the Eorzean tradition of the Moonfire Fair. Start you adventure in Limsa Lominsa, upper decks. Earn summer beach Hawaiian style cosmetics, dances, and moonfire fair outdoor furnishing. This event will last until August 26th, but takes less than an hour to earn all of the rewards from the event.

The other event is the return of the Yo-kai Watch event, but it has now been expanded for Shadowbringers! Earn 17 new Yo-kai themed minions all across Eorzea. If you earn 13 of them, a yo-kai mount will be yours! But there are also legendary yo-kai medallions to be earned to be traded in for cosmetic weapons! If you earn 13 of these, you will earn another yo-kai mount. If you really work at it and earn all 17 weapons, then you will get the final mount, the Jibanyan Couch mount! This event will take time to complete in its entirety, but you have until patch 5.4 comes out before the Yo-Kai watch event goes on hiatus once again.

I hope you like more seasonal events, because on August 27th, the next seasonal event starts up, The Rising. This event will run until September 14th. This is the game’s ARR relaunching anniversary event, often paying tribute to the game, the main characters, and to the players themselves. This event will start up in Ul’dah in the Steps of Nald.

In Free Company news, patch 5.3 has brought new items that can be discovered via Map nights, so Saturday nights at 9:30pm EST is the place to be for fun, adventure, and profit! Some of these items have the potential to go for more MILLIONS of gil on the player market, so it’s highly profitable to come along, not to mention that map nights are tons of fun in AIE!

Also, there’s plenty of MFNs throughout the week. This is just times we get together to run content, either it be roulettes, legacy raids, or farming for mounts or cosmetic gear. If you are stuck on a dungeon and want to run it with AIE folk, the MFNs are a great event to ask to have those ran.

The Discord channel #ffxiv is where most of the Final Fantasy chatter happens. While we are not going to discourage any sort of in game chatter, of course, but discord has fallen down as the defacto tool for game chatter, both text and in voice. Game discussion can be found there, either if you are in the game or if you are out and about on Earth on your computers, tablets, or mobile devices.

Please note that AIE in FFXIV does employ a MSQ spoiler free policy that extends to the in-game FC chat as well as the main discord channel, #ffxiv. Please refrain from any MSQ spoilers, including in the base content in ARR as new players to the game should be surprised to the many twists and turns that the story shows to the players. If you do wish to discuss plot elements of the game, we do have a new channel set up, #ffxiv-Spoilers to discuss these items. Please keep the MSQ surprises to this channel to keep the surprises a surprise to the folks that have not consumed the surprise yet.

Also new to the FFXIV Discord channels is the #ffxiv-guides-n-tips channel. Here, we will be compiling a list of tips, guides, and other resources for FFXIV. Some of these we found on the web and other FFXIV content creators, but others are created from our own AIE members. We will be pinning (that’s the thumbtack icon in Discord) the guides and tricks in order for you to quickly find the guides you are looking for. Feel free to post stuff in there that you have found helpful or processes that you do to help you in the game.

As always, we are happy to help anyone and everyone get started or returning to their Eorzean adventures. Drop on down to #ffxiv and we’d be happy to get you started today.

STO
The Risa summer event is still ongoing. There are still a couple of weeks left to participate. Fleet Night is still Sundays at 8:30 PM. This week we are completing the Lost 2800 episodes.

LOTRO
Summer Festival/ Farmer’s Faire, now a combined event, is live through Sept. 6. This past week we got a group together to storm Carn Dum. Where we cleared out not just the men Angmarim, but the women and children Angmarim too. We are looking to do more and bigger group content in the future. Do not forget if you have not claimed your free quests packs to do so by August 31st using the code LOTROFREEQUESTS in the LOTRO store.

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

GAME NEWS
Steam Launch Steam rewards – Flair, Shae Vizla companion – August 28th, 2020 and October 5th, 2020
Gambling almost done!
Returning and New Players welcome
Guild events
Tuesdays – MFN
Monthly – MEGA
Bi-weekly (roughly) – MM Flashpoints
Interview with Dan Steed of Bioware
Amazing Outfits of Amazingness with Thaan

Close

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

@MaxTheGrey
@AIESema

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

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

We have a new segment from Mynaras called Wondrous Tails!

Next time, we’ll be talking to Dankinia and Guest 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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Kameron Hoffs <![CDATA[The AIE Podcast #349 – 90 minute Patch Timer]]> https://aie-guild.org/?p=127402 2020-08-10T03:53:11Z 2020-08-10T03:52:22Z On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mkallah: The gates are open! Tetsemi: Check out BCavanagh’s Conquest Calculator Mewkow: House Hunters , ESO Style Mkallah: Life’s a beach, join STO on Risa while you listen to us! Tetsemi: And, we […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mkallah: The gates are open!
    Tetsemi: Check out BCavanagh’s Conquest Calculator
    Mewkow: House Hunters , ESO Style
    Mkallah: Life’s a beach, join STO on Risa while you listen to us!
    Tetsemi: And, we have Abovan and Durus 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 #349 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Mkallah: – (there are cheese souffle and raspberry scones). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Abovan and Durus who are here to talk to us about AIE in FFXIV Welcome!

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

AIE News

Community
We have your MFN schedule- Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

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

Streaming and Guild Podcast News

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 347: Returning Players Top 10 Tips
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-347-returning-players-top-10-tips/

People keep asking if you’re back. Yeah, I’m thinkin’ you’re back. So for all the returning players like you lately we have a top 10 list of stuff you should know.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 348: New Players Top 10 Tips
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-348-new-players-top-10-tips/

This round, we discuss the great new player resources out there and then give you OUR unique spin on top 10 tips for new players.

Working Class Nerds

Epidsode 79: SWTOR Sit-Down with Sithlord_Britt!!!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/4892513-epidsode-79-swtor-sit-down-with-sithlord_britt.mp3?blob_id=19506890

Marcus and Nick get the chance to chat with friend of the show Sithlord_Britt! They talk about the tricky gaming situations they’ve had this week with COVID and rough weather challenges. PLUS, they get to talk through their feelings on the newest SWTOR livestream road map and SWTOR’s new availability on Steam!

Fleet Action Report ep3 Alien Creator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nzeoiHuahU

Grebog botches the audio and so you just hear Grebog and unfortunately no Nikodas, even though he said so many things, possibly even things that may save the world.

NOMADS
Division 2
Ubisoft is currently having their “Co-Op Sale” that’s featuring up to 80% off on multi-player games including the Division 2 at 67% off.

Season 2 – Keener’s Legacy continues with a new Manhunt target this week with a double-XP bonus to both your season and SHD progression this first week for the first 15 levels.

State of the Game streams return this week as well.

A few folks have been getting online and running missions together. Kudos to Dethode, AlbusPuer, and Ayep70 for keeping the virtual streets of DC and NYC clean.

Diablo 3
Season 21 – Trials of Tempests continues, and a few folks have jumped into Sanctuary once more. Have a peak in the Battle.net app for friends that may be playing. Feel free to shout out for Rowna, Lanius, or Durus for any help or power-leveling if you want to get in on the fun.

Diablo 4’s next quarterly update is still a few months off, but if you have not caught up on the news from the June update, check out https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/diablo4/23463858/diablo-iv-quarterly-update-june-2020

There’s some Diablo Immortals news at https://us.diablo3.com/en/blog/23494812/diablo-immortal-2020-mid-year-update-8-4-2020. The internal playtest milestone is nigh.

Destiny 2
Tomorrow begins the annual tradition of honoring Guardians and their accomplishments: Solstice of Heroes.
Rewards this year will include a rare armor set and ornamental effects that you can earn by completing objectives during the event.
Check out This Week at Bungie for more details https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/49425

Welcome to the six new additions to the clan on both Steam and Xbox who have joined in the last few months. Make sure to reach out to one another in the public discord to arrange clan activities.

WoW Classic
The Gates of An’Qiraj are now open!

The Vanilla “Sundae” Funday events in WoW Classic during the AIE Guild Summer of Love were great! We had a nice turn out both at the start and end of the event.

Raid nights with the United Orgrimmar team continues to be awesome! Yesterday they cleared Molten Core and finished a full clear of AQ20! The schedule for Molten Core has moved to Saturdays so that more time can be devoted to Blackwing Lair on Sundays. If you’re interested in raiding, let us know and we will help guide you in the right direction!

As of today Sunday, August 9th, Greenwall is now active in WoW Classic! Our goal was to make communication easier with our friends in United Orgrimmar and another small guild called For the Birds during raid nights and various other activities throughout the week. Make sure you download the Greenwall addon so that you see all of the combined conversation otherwise you will only see ? of what’s being said now and you don’t want to miss out. Friendly reminder that the main guild chat is still considered family friendly so please be respectful to everyone!

Huge thanks to Tetsemi for working behind the scenes with Nevermore and Coma from UO to get everything up and running today!

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! ~ GM Nevermore

WoW
Alliance Raid Hell Froze Over had 16 people join for Ny’alotha, they got Heroic Wrathion down, Took a couple of shots at Heroic Maut to take a look at the fight, then continued their saved Normal lockout and got Vexiona and Carapice down before calling it a night. They raid on Friday nights from 8pm-11pm ET and welcome anyone who would like to join them, even if they are cross realm.

Guild invites keep rolling in we are at 460 members and even with beta out, we have 10-15 people on at any given time on the Alliance side..

Saturday the Gusty and Fezgig did the Summer of Love battle pet event, and started on the Alliance side and gave out a few pets and did a several hidden pet quests. They moved over to the Horde side for a few more hours and had pretty good response to pets in guild, and again were able to do some hidden quest chains to open up pet vendors.

Gustytail will surely like to share the high moment of the evening, with a pretty cool opportunity that a special someone (identity has not been revealed) allowed us to do with 1 Million Gold!!! All in all, I think a lot of pets went to good foster homes.

Hey, Syreyne- (getting called out), Fezgig now has a full team of Anacoa Chickens lvl 1 to battle your team of left sharks

SWTOR
Last week, SWTOR jumped onto Steam and because of that, it’s a great time to jump back into the game or try it out for the first time. There are a lot of players doing the same. Content creators in general have been covering all the stuff you need to know both as a new player and a returning one. If you want to check SWTOR out, jump into the AIE discord and say hi. We have guilds on both the Republic and the Empire sides on Star Forge server.

Nar Shaddaa Nightlife is still ongoing with lots of guildies reporting having won the big prizes. Apparently it’s not impossible! The event goes on until August 25th.

During our Summer of Love MFN, we went to the Guild Stronghold on Rishi for some impromptu Huttball, then we toured the galaxy killing world bosses. We ended the evening with a mount giveaway where everyone who attended got to choose one from a special Events tab in the guild bank. Thank you to everyone who donated prizes!

On Friday, Maellung’s Flashpoint Friday event started out with a costume contest, and everyone who competed got to choose two outfits from the many that have been donated to the guild. Then we went and did some Master Mode Flashpoints that perhaps we shouldn’t have, which made it all the more fun.

Special note to let everyone know that the newest edition of BCavanagh’s Conquest Calculator is available. This is a tool you can use to plan and track your Conquest activities. Check the pins in discord to find a link!

ESO
ESO’s MFN event on Friday was called House Hunters Tamriel Edition. We spent the evening show of some of our personal houses in game and several of our members proved once again they are amazing decorators. Skye’s SoL themed house was outstanding and the attention to detail was amazing. Vore’s library of floating books and neat display of items obtained by the Antiquities skill made it a home that a mage would aspire to reside in. Looci, Shimmer, and Kelseer also opened their homes for our tour. If you want to check out all the houses we visited, the video is on my twitch channel, twitch.tv/dankinia and will go up on the AIE Youtube channel soon as well.

FFXIV
See Game Notes

STO
STO’s SoL event will be running the Risa event on Sunday at 8:30 PM Eastern. Hang out on the beach, build a sand castle and tour the island. We look forward to seeing everyone

LOTRO
Last night fun was had and prizes were given out at our search and rescue event. If you missed it do not worry it will be coming around again. Do not forget if you have not claimed your free quest packs to do so before the end of the month using the code LOTROFREEQUESTS in the lotro store. Expansion quest packs are also still available for 99 LP through the end of the month as well, this does not include Mordor and Minas Morgul though. Rohan housing is live and AIE has started to take over 1 of the neighborhoods.

There are also the rumblings of the rumor that the band will get back together

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

GAME NEWS
Durus: New Patch Tomorrow!
The Free Trial of the Game
Now includes ALL content up through ARR and the first Expansion Heavenward including the Dark Knight, Machinist, and Astrologia jobs
Level cap raised to 60
Deep Dungeon access expanded to floor 200

Patch 5.3

Patch 5.3 Special Site: <https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/shadowbringers/patch_5_3/>
Patch Notes: <https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/4f18bc98879389862f5d3dd61e3b3da623e3670d>

Highlights
Tomorrow! After 24 hour maintenance.
MSQ – Reflections in Crystal
Dungeon – The Hero’s Gauntlet
Trial – “Mystery Trial”
Raid – “The Puppet’s Bunker” — next Nier Automata raid
Custom Deliveries
Beast Tribe Quests – Tomra “Dwarves”
ARR Overhaul – Flight! Streamlined MSQ! ARR – HW shortened.
Patch 5.31**
Ishgardian Restoration – growth, commercial district
Patch 5.35**
Resistance Weapon – “Save the Queen: Blades of Gunnhildr”
Battlefield (PvP) – The Bozjan Southern Front

Abovan: Laa la laa la la hee!
Summer of Love

Map Nights

Raiding

FC “Numbers” – Maybe shelf this one. ok

Durus: New Members Notes and AIE community
Membership Roles:
Leadership – Director and game officers “FFXIV Officers”
Community leadership and Emeritus: AIE Officer and Emeritus

Members:
Garden Manager – gardens
House Managers – no one currently

Member role: everyone in the FC for over 3 months
Prospect – any new invite

How to get promoted. Don’t idle, 3 months.

Invite procedure.

How to get involved?
Discord, discord, discord!
Streams.

(Any last minute ‘before the patch hits tomorrow’ advice?)
It is too late for the pebbles to vote! 😉 — get in your beast tributes and other dailies done.

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

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

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

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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Kameron Hoffs <![CDATA[The AIE Podcast #348 – Level in the Steamy Summer of Love in AIE]]> https://aie-guild.org/?p=118955 2020-08-01T17:13:15Z 2020-07-27T04:03:18Z On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Tetsemi: We have a Fleet Action Report! Mewkow: SWTOR gets steamy Mkallah: Summer is the time to redecorate and drink responsibly Tetsemi: Are you ready for the summer of love?? Mewkow: because we […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Tetsemi: We have a Fleet Action Report!
    Mewkow: SWTOR gets steamy
    Mkallah: Summer is the time to redecorate and drink responsibly
    Tetsemi: Are you ready for the summer of love??
    Mewkow: because we have Syreyne, Nawkar, and Corley to fill us in on all of the details

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #348 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 Syreyne, Nawkar, and Corley who are here to talk to us about AIE in Summer of Love Welcome!

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

AIE News

Community

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 345: Pop Some Tags At The Bazaar
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-345-pop-some-tags-at-the-bazaar/

The Cartel Bazaar is filled with event, rep and cartel vendors with some pretty rare and unique items to be had.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 346: Steam Stream
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-346-steam-stream/

Dev stream this week on what’s next and SWTOR is now live on Steam.

Working Class Nerds

Episode 78: Star Wars: Legion with Joey Fetta!!!

Marcus and Nick finally sit down with Joey Fetta to talk table top gaming with Joey Fetta! They talk about Dungeons and Dragons as well as Joey’s impressive Star Wars: Legion set up!

https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/4602434-episode-78-star-wars-legion-with-joey-fetta.mp3?blob_id=18156389

Star Trek Online – Fleet Action Report (Grebog and Nikodas)

Episode 0 – In the Beginning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQJicaAV1Ag

Episode 1 – Character Creation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62HFszJHxJk

Episode 2 – Ships
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E6AhrP35yc

NOMADS
Tetsemi- Division 2
This Week in the Division 2: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/the-division/the-division-2/news-updates/k7yt2roYpjgh0TXiS2Ozt/this-week-in-the-division-2-july-24

Highlights:
* Season 2 – Keener’s Legacy continues
* Title Update 10.1 released on July 21st. Rebalancing and bug fix patch.
* Extended Global Event schedule.

AIE Clan marches on with a few new members. Call out to the public discord channel for running together.

Diablo 3
Season 21 continues.

Diablo 4
If you haven’t checked out the last quarterly update: https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/diablo4/23463858/diablo-iv-quarterly-update-june-2020

Destiny 2
This Week at Bungie: https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/49387

Highlights:
* Destiny 2 is coming to the Xbox Game Pass this Fall.
* There will be optimizations for the Xbox Series X including 4K/60FPS.
* Developer Deep Dive on Twitch.tv, Tuesday, July 28 at 10AM PST. https://twitch.tv/bungie
* Destiny 2 Cookbook? Yep, featuring Destiny 2 inspired concoctions.

Remember to check in on the Twitch Prime rewards for Destiny 2: https://twitch.amazon.com/tp/loot/destiny2

That expansion keeps edging ever closer, Beyond the Light drops on 10 November 2020. Preorders are available now with instant access to special shiny stuff. (Exotic Ghost Shell and Legendary Emblem).

WoW
We have over 450 members on the alliance side and Syreyne’s team HFO killed Heroic Wrathion while carrying some scrub druid named Max…..I mean Councilman Max, the awesome boomkin…..lol

July 31st is Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl!!! It’s that time to dress in your best bar crawling costume and get drunk* with your friends!!! Join us Discord for all the fun! Hosted by Gusty and Syreyne

*Drinking is in-game only. We have no control over anything that happens out of game. Be responsible.

WoW Classic
Sunday Funday at 2pm Eastern every Sunday!

SWTOR
The big news this week was that SWTOR is now on Steam! The original standalone SWTOR launcher still works and there is no pressure to switch, but many guildies switched over on the first day the Steam version was available with no problems. And the additional visibility for the game on Steam has been great. In the future there will be Steam achievements and there is other Steam stuff in the works.

Guildies are looking forward to the return of swoop racing this coming Tuesday. Several people will be maxing out their rep too, which will enable them to play through the last installment of the swoop race story. There is rep and currency to earn from three factions, which you can then use to buy speeders, decorations, and whatnot.

BCavanan has updated the SWTOR Conquest Calculator for the latest conquest updates from patch 6.1.2. He has a post on Reddit that links to his Google Documents spreadsheet.
https://www.reddit.com/r/swtor/comments/hyfrzt/swtor_conquest_calculator_updated_for_612/

(I’m not completely sure what to say about SoL, so here is a placeholder) During the week of Summer of Love, MFN (or MEGA or MM Friday) will be a special SoL Version, so stay tuned!

ESO
On Friday August 7th the members of AIE will be doing a non-combat event for Summer of Love during our normal MFN time slot. House decorating is something that a lot of our members (not me) excel at and we will be doing a tour to see the fantastic décor our guild members have come up with for the in-game houses their characters call home. Anyone who wants to can open their home for us to visit and we will be doing the tours as a group. I promise we won’t destroy the furniture, graffiti the walls, or leave trash all over the place, but I can’t promise I won’t find something for my character to jump off that might result in a ghost wandering around for a short while.

Currently the Summerset event is underway until Tuesday, August 4th at 10am EST. During this event you will receive extra loot from all of the daily quest rewards, resources nodes and Psijic Portals, and the world and delve bosses. Also the first time you complete a Geyser, delve, or world boss daily each day you will get 3 event tickets and a Glorious Summerset coffer in addition to the regular rewards. As usual, the event tickets can only be earned once per account. The reward boxes contain set items, crafting mats, furnishing recipes, and pages for a brand new Snowhawk mage outfit style. You can only get one Glorious Summerset coffer a day, but there is no limit to the common Summerset Coffers you can earn during the event. The Indrik feathers as well as new berries are being sold in the Impresario’s shop so if you are a mount collector, the event tickets can be used to purchase those and if you are not a mount collector, there are a lot of new furniture options for sale as well.

FFXIV
We’ll be doing map nights at the usual time on august 8th, but we’ll be doing level 70 maps.
Last night was a rather successful run for the treasure hunters, with several end runs and lots of ‘skittles’ to be had, much to Kelseer’s chagrin.

The upcoming patch (Aug. 11), which will complete the story of Shadowbringers; the expansion of the free trial from up to level 35 to up to level 60, including the Heavensward expansion; and the 50% off sale on the Square Enix and Playstation stores (get the complete game, including Shadowbringers, for $30!) until August 17.

Much more on the patch and AIE activities with Abovan on the next podcast.

STO
We got Tier 3 Research for the Spire and Tier 2 for the Colony. It was an amazing effort by everyone. That unlocked the Vulnerability Locator Tactical Console. The Embassy Diplomacy III and Colony Renewable Energy III are the next projects the Fleet will focus on. This will unlock more consoles to use on fleet member’s ships. The current event ends on 30 July. If you still need tokens to get the Red Angel suit, you need to hurry. Risa starts on August 4th. Get your board shorts and hover packs ready. A New ship that was designed by environment artist Nick Duguid is one of the rewards. This week’s Fleet Night is off because of RL. Next week Dent will be starting up episodes that are not part of the regular seasons.

EVE
World war Bee 2.0 is underway. Eve vs Goons basically lol. Fun for all!

Let’s get a quick On-The-Scene quote from our Fearless Leader Hoots – “I don’t know what’s happening, but we’re in Fountain again.”

LOTRO
Servers are back up and seem to be running ok after data center issues. New update will be coming either this week or next week that will include Rohan Housing. Standing Stone Games is planning on giving out a thank you gift for VIPs and one for the others for being patient (ish) during the issues to be announced this week. We are planning on some fun stuff during SoL so stay tuned to later in the show for more details.

And with that, let’s get back to Sy, Nawkar, and Corley and find out what’s going on in Summer of Love.

GAME NEWS
https://aie-guild.org/blog/2020/07/aie-summer-of-love-2020/

Summer of Love 2020 Tentative Schedule:

Saturday August 1
Sy: (WoW – Both) COOP 5pm ET; Contact Beefy (Updated contacts)
Sy: (WoW Horde) NOOB Raid 11pm ET

Sunday August 2
Sy: (WoW Classic) Sunday Funday 2pm ET; Contact Nevermore

Everyone: (All Games) Remembrance Day 7pm ET, followed by Fireworks of Orgrimmar LLC fireworks display at the rear gate.

Monday August 3
Corley: (GW2) MFN 9:30pm ET Track down some World Bosses or run some event chains.

Tuesday August 4
Corley: (SWTOR) MFN Special Edition 9pm ET; Contact Max and Sema

Wednesday August 5
Corley: (FFXIV) MFN Special Edition 9pm ET; Contact Abovan

Thursday August 6
Nawkar: (WoW Horde) Ny’alotha Fel Rush–Glide Invitational 9pm ET; Contact Nawkar

Friday August 7
Sy: (ESO) MFN 9pm ET; Visit Homes and Hang Out; Contact Dankinia
Sy: (FFXIV) MFN Late Night 11pm ET; Fashionista Night; Contact Abovan

Saturday August 8
Nawkar: (WoW Alliance & Horde) Pet-Quest Expedition – this event extends to both Alliance and Horde where we will be completing several quests that unlock pets! Our Alliance friends will be seeking new creature companions from 3-5pm ET, while the Horde hunts for various varmints from 6-8 ET. Contact Gustytail and Fezgig for details.
Nawkar: (LOTRO) Hide and Seek Rescue Event 8:30pm ET; There will be clues to find an officer then try to keep the low level toon alive while they purposely pull mobs until they get to a safe location. Prizes will be given out.; Contact Maellung
Nawkar: (WoW Horde) NOOB Special Edition 11pm ET; Legacy Raid Night; Contact Dankinia

Sunday August 9
Corley: (WoW Classic) Sunday Funday Special Edition 2pm ET; Contact Nevermore
Corley: (STO) MFN 8:30pm ET; Risa Event and Beach Day; Contact Dent

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

Twitter: @SyreyneAIE and on Twitch.tv/Syreyne
Corley: twitch.tv/corley
Nawkar: AIE Discord

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

No segments this week, but…

Next time, we’ll be talking to Abovan 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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Syreyne <![CDATA[AIE Summer of Love 2020]]> https://aie-guild.org/?p=115778 2020-08-02T03:00:58Z 2020-07-20T05:33:51Z You receive a package in the mail that includes a letter on a piece of parchment paper, another parchment with a complete schedule of events, and a lovely embossed, overly decorated, and ornate invitation to Alea Iacta Est Summer of […]]]>

You receive a package in the mail that includes a letter on a piece of parchment paper, another parchment with a complete schedule of events, and a lovely embossed, overly decorated, and ornate invitation to Alea Iacta Est Summer of Love Extravaganza on heavy card stock.

Welcome Fellow AIE Members!

It’s that glorious time of the year where we celebrate love, happiness, and our fellow man and orc. Join us for Alea Iacta Est Summer of Love Extravaganza! You will find all the information you need in this packet to have a week of so much fantastical awesomeness that you can barely contain it! It has pets! It has light sabers and blasters! It has fashion nights and beach days! There is games and prizes and COOP! And not to be outshined by all the fun, we will most definitely have Remembrance Day.

So grab your girl, your mate, your best friend! Mark your calendar! And prepare for the experience of a lifetime!

Yours Truly,
Syreyne
Events Extraordinaire!

 

Summer of Love 2020 Tentative Schedule:

Saturday August 1
(WoW – Horde) COOP 5pm ET; Contact Beefy
(WoW Horde) NOOB Raid 11pm ET

Sunday August 2
(WoW Classic) Sunday Funday 2pm ET; Contact Nevermore
(All Games) Remembrance Day 7pm ET, starting locations:
– WoW – Shrine of the Fallen Warrior (both factions)
– SWTOR – Juran Mountains (both factions)
– FFXIV – FC House
– EVE – Amarr System
– LOTRO – Ruins overlooking the Prancing Pony
– GW2 – Field of the Fallen, Lion’s Arch
– STO – Sol System
– ESO – Dankina’s House

Monday August 3
(GW2) MFN 9:30pm ET

Tuesday August 4
(SWTOR) MFN Special Edition 9pm ET; Contact Max and Sema

Wednesday August 5
(FFXIV) MFN Special Edition 9pm ET; Contact Abovan

Thursday August 6
(WoW Horde) Ny’alotha Fel Rush – Glide Invitational 9pm ET; Contact Nawkar

Friday August 7
(ESO) MFN 9pm ET; Visit Homes and Hang Out; Contact Dankinia
(FFXIV) MFN Late Night 11pm ET; Fashionista Night; Contact Abovan

Saturday August 8
(WoW Aliiance) Pet-Quest Expedition 3-5pm ET; We will be completing several quests that unlock pets!; Contact Gustytail and Fezgig
(WoW Horde) Pet-Quest Expedition 6-8pm ET; We will be completing several quests that unlock pets!; Contact Gustytail and Fezgig
(LOTRO) Hide and Seek Rescue Event 8:30pm ET; There will be clues to find an officer then try to keep the low level toon alive while they purposely pull mobs until they get to a safe location. Prizes will be given out.; Contact Maellung
(WoW Horde) NOOB Special Edition 11pm ET; Legacy Raid Night; Contact Dankinia

Sunday August 9
(WoW Classic) Sunday Funday Special Edition 2pm ET; Contact Nevermore
(STO) MFN 8:30pm ET; Risa Event and Beach Day; Contact Dent

 

*Please remember to bring the enclosed ticket to all events. This ticket entitles you and three guests to enjoy all of the wonders of Summer of Love.*

Just Kidding! Everyone is invited!

Summer of Love is coming up fast! If you don’t know what it is, please reach out to us on Discord. We will gladly tell you more stories than you ever thought of! You can also check out our YouTube videos from last year’s events here.

If you have any questions on SoL in general or on specific events, you can contact the listed person for the event, myself (Syreyne), or any officer in any game division. We hope to see everyone there!

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Kameron Hoffs <![CDATA[The AIE Podcast #347 – AIE in Animal Crossing: Will Fish for Turnips]]> https://aie-guild.org/?p=113287 2020-07-13T03:27:25Z 2020-07-13T03:27:25Z On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mkallah: Welcome to Division Mewkow: SHHHHHH, no spoilers Tetsemi: August means summer of love and all sorts of fun Mkallah: We have the need, the need for speed Mewkow: And, we have Shojo, […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mkallah: Welcome to Division
    Mewkow: SHHHHHH, no spoilers
    Tetsemi: August means summer of love and all sorts of fun
    Mkallah: We have the need, the need for speed
    Mewkow: And, we have Shojo, Kini, and the Hordeling here to talk to us about Animal Crossing

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #347 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Mkallah: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Shojobeat, Dankinia, and The Hordeling who are here to talk to us about Animal crossing! Welcome!

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

AIE News

Community
AIE YouTube channel has all the Stream Weekend recordings available: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwv8lWI-wBHdZAZD-EOeEGA

Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

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

Streaming and guild podcast news

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 344: Swoop There It Is
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-344-swoop-there-it-is/

Swoop races are here. Three factions and three tracks. Reputation and rewards.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 345: Pop Some Tags At The Bazaar
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-345-pop-some-tags-at-the-bazaar/

The Cartel Bazaar is filled with event, rep and cartel vendors with some pretty rare and unique items to be had.

Working Class Nerds
Episode 77: We Enroll at the University of Coruscant!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/4511933-episode-77-we-enroll-at-the-university-of-coruscant.mp3?blob_id=17721260

Marcus and Nick sit down with the host and creator of The University of Coruscant podcast, James McDonald (aka Dr. Sunny Ravencourt) to talk about James’/Sunny’s podcast as well as evaluate how EA has handled their license to make Star Wars video games.

NOMADS
Destiny 2
Season of Arrivals continues with the eerie foreshadowing of the upcoming vault change to the game’s development roadmap. Strange pyramid ships now hover over Io, Titan, Mercury, and Mars. Get your campaigns and activities on these planets done soon.
All the latest news for Destiny 2 can always been found at “TWAB (This Week At Bungie” updates web page: https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/49333

Some highlights include:
* A new public event on Io.
* A new exotic weapon quest.
* Winners from the fashion and art show are announced on TWAB.
* The next Twitch Prime rewards will be available on 22 July. Remember to check this page each month: https://twitch.amazon.com/tp
* New charity event, “iPads for Kids” information is available.
* And more.

Alea Iacta Est membership has slowly been climbing in anticipation of the expansion launch on 22 September. The clan is at 94/100 members across platforms. You can always ask for a clan invite in the public discord channel #destiny2, and also team up with other active members there.

Division 2
Welcome to all the new members of the clan who have joined us since the AIE streaming event. Keep on leveling and remember to ask for help in the public discord channel #thedivision2. Once you have unlocked the base NPC Grace Larson you can either submit an application for the clan named “AleaIactaEst” (no spaces) or ask for an invite for your uplay account name in discord.

* Season 2: Keener’s Legacy continues along with a new Manhunt target and event.
* Title Update 10.1 is slated for 21 July.
* The popular “State of the Game” podcast/stream is on summer break until 5 August. However, keep up to date with game news via Ubisoft’s “This Week in The Division 2” news posts on their site. News from this past week can be found at https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/the-division/the-division-2/news-updates/2R9VeV1ReYJLR6WDalzpaL/this-week-in-the-division-2-july-10
* The level 30 version of the new raid, “Iron Horse,” is now available.

Diablo 3
While not version 3, Diablo 2 celebrates its 20th anniversary. Make sure to login to Diablo 3 to get your commemorative free wings. Also, watch Carbot’s video for some Baal fun: https://youtu.be/LIYfqBHiVRs
Season 21: Trials of Tempests is now live
The theme is elements. Every 90 seconds, your character will channel one of the elements for a different elemental power:
* Rain meteors from the skies around you.
* Breathe lightning.
* Summon a wall of flame.
* Release twisters of pure energy.
* Crush your foes under the weight of rolling snowballs.

This Season’s rewards will include items from the original Season 9.
The full details of Season 21 can be found at https://us.diablo3.com/en/blog/23428368/season-21-trials-of-tempests-is-now-live-6-4-2020

Clan and Community invites are available via request in the public discord channel #nomads. If you need some help leveling a seasonal character or just want to grind some GRifts (that’s D3 slang for Greater Rifts!), give a holler.

WOW Classic
We are changing the way we keep track of character info in the guild list. Instead of professions being noted we will be changing it to reflect Main and/or Alt character names. Please send a message in game to Nevermore or reach out to her via Discord so that we can get your WoW Classic characters updated. Thanks!

WoW
A reminder that with Beta previews up for Shadowlands please no spoilers in guild chat or outside of #wow-spoilers channel in AIE Discord.

AIE Summer of Love will run from August 1st through August 9th, keep an eye out on https://aie-guild.org for an announcement post with dates and activities soon.

Clean your drinking mugs, the Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl is coming up. Watch for an invitation on the in game guild calendars.

Purchase A 6-month Subscription And Get A New Mount!

The fearsome Steamscale Incinerator is a spark-breathing robo-terror that rules the skies wherever it flies. Legends say a mad gnomish inventor had a deranged dream to ride a dragon, so he built this metal monstrosity powered with a trapped demon in order to create “an authentic dragon soul.”

Once you’ve purchased the 6 Month subscription from the Blizzard Shop, the Steamscale Incinerator mount will automatically be added to your in-game collection. Players on an existing 6-month recurring subscription with a future renewal date will receive the Steamscale Incinerator as a gift in their Battle.net desktop app at no additional charge prior to July 20, 2020.

https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/world-of-warcraft/23463731/purchase-a-6-month-subscription-and-get-a-new-mount

Save 50% On Select Pets, Mounts, And More During Our Summer Sale!

If you’re looking for a hot summer deal, then we’ve got you covered. You can save 50% on select pets, mounts, and more now through July 19.

SWTOR
AIE has been doing well in SWTOR this month. MFNs are on Tuesdays at 9PM Eastern, six Operations teams run weekly, and Friday Master Mode Flashpoints run bi-weekly. Last month’s MEGA was a special edition as it was part of AIE’s ‘Where to Start’ streaming weekend.

This month marked the beginning of the All Worlds Ultimate Swoop Rally and lots of guildies got their swoop on. This is an event where you progress by doing tricks, blowing up things, and indulging your need for speed. It is going to join the recurring line up of SWTOR event weeks, but first it’s going to have an early return at the end of July. Also, the Nar Shaddaa Nightlife event will start up this week and go for just under a month. That is not as long as it has run in past summers, so don’t procrastinate!

ESO
Stonethorn DLC and Update 27 was announced. Stonethorn will have two new four person dungeons that continue the stories told in the Harrowstorm DLC and Greymoor. The new dungeons are Castle Thorn, where you are assaulting a fortress to put a stop to an evil invasion, and Stone Garden, where you confront an evil genius and his experiments. Update 24, which is a base-game patch, will have performance improvements to help with stability and reduce load times and will add Homestead character pathing. Character Pathing will allow you to build paths for your pets, assistants, and mounts to follow when they are placed in your houses so they don’t just have to stand in one spot. While there is no release date set yet, the DLC and the update should be on the PTS sometime next week if you want to check them out in advance of launch.

FFXIV
FFXIV’s next patch, “Reflections in Crystal” had it’s release date confirmed for August 11th. With it will be the conclusion of the Shadowbringer’s story, a new trial boss, and the next chapter of the YorHa Dark Apocalypse 24 man raid series, AKA the Nier: Automata crossover.

Map night continues! We’ll be running level 80 maps for the remainder of July with a level 70 map night on August 8th. We’ll likely return to a full level 80 map schedule with the release of patch 5.3, as new materials should be introduced to the Lyhe Ghiah (Lee-a Gee-ya), the treasure dungeons of the pixies.

LOTRO
Thanks to the where to start event and the podcast, traffic has picked up. Stuff we are doing over the next couple weeks will be finally working on some slayer deeds and also it is time to return to Monster Play

STO
We have had a lot of activity this week. We opened up the Research Upgrade on the Spire and then got it completed a few days later. Everyone one put in a great effort. The construction crews have their worker bees going and will have it built a week from Sunday.

As always, Fleet Night is Sundays at 8:30 PM Eastern/7:30 PM Central

And with that, let’s get back to Shojo, Kini, and the Hordeling and find out what’s going on in Animal Crossing.

GAME NEWS
(June 27th) The first Bug Off happened and was both fun and frustrating.
The 2nd Fishing Tourney just ended, how did everyone do?!
Tips for next tourney (stock up on bait, so much bait)

Summer Update Wave 1:
Swimming/diving: new sea creatures to catch and donate
Pascal: mermaid furniture set DIYs
Pirate Gullivarrr: anybody have this strange visitor wash ashore yet?

Summer Update Wave 2: (coming early August)
Theories and guesses, fireworks event? Datamining found: Luna’s Dream Suite and 6 different types of veggies.

Discord to coordinate turnips, shooting stars, event gatherings, etc
Every Sunday a few AIE members will post good Turnip sale prices and throughout the week post good buying prices at Nooks.
People also announce shooting stars, if Redd is visiting and what he has for sale, and neat items that are available in the stores.

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

Shojo: Twitter= ShojoAIE, Instagram= shojo_aie, Discord= Shojobeat

Dankinia: I can be found on twitter @Dankinia and on Twitch.tv/dankinia where I stream the ESO MFN and Noob Raid.

Hordling: You can find me on the Fert Discord as Rhi (thehordling) usually stalking for turnips and very rarely on Twitter @thehordling

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

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

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

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

Tetsemi: And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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Kameron Hoffs <![CDATA[The AIE Podcast #346 – The AIE Way: I have no memory of this podcast!]]> https://aie-guild.org/?p=109146 2020-06-29T16:01:24Z 2020-06-29T16:01:24Z On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mkallah: Where to start was a HUGE success! Tetsemi: Sundae Fundae is coming your way Mewkow: The Swoop Rally is coming our way Mkallah: What are these strange new golems? Tetsemi: and, we […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

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

All that and more coming up right now…

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

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

AIE News

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WoW Classic
Vanilla Sundae Fundays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ongoing events in game

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

REDEEM Code – LOTROFREEQUESTS

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

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

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

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

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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Kameron Hoffs <![CDATA[AIE’s ‘Where to Start’ – Streaming Weekend!]]> https://aie-guild.org/?p=105646 2020-06-28T13:53:46Z 2020-06-17T05:12:12Z Come join our streaming weekend, focused on a kick-start walk-through of the myriad of games that make up the AIE gaming community! Join game officers as they live stream walk-through’s of many of the games that are the core of […]]]>

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Schedule

Friday, Jun 26th

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

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

Saturday, June 27th

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

GW2– 6 pm-8 pm
Game Instructor: Corley

SWTOR – 8 pm-10 pm
Game Instructor: Marcus

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

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

Sunday, June 28th

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

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

FFXIV – 6 pm-8 pm
Game Instructor: Abovan

STO – 8 pm-10 pm
Game Instructor: Dent

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

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Kameron Hoffs <![CDATA[The AIE Podcast #345 – Cook, Serve, Motherboard]]> https://aie-guild.org/?p=105415 2020-06-15T17:00:56Z 2020-06-15T17:00:56Z On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mewkow: Get Social in WoW Classic Tetsemi: Swoop Rally nears Mkallah: Greymoor gives you more! Mewkow: Things are getting ridiculous on Goblin Tetsemi: And, we have Marcus and Fezgig here to talk about […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

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

All that and more coming up right now…

Podcast Audio

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Welcome to episode #345 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mkallah: To my left is Mewkow: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Tetsemi: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Marcus and Fezgig who are here to talk about the AIE where to start event! Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into the Where to Start event shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

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

Streaming and guild podcast news

The Escape Pod Cast

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

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

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

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

Working Class Nerds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, Jun 26th

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

Saturday, June 27th

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

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

SWTOR 8pm-10pm
Game Instructor: Marcus

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

Sunday, June 28th

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

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

FFXIV 6pm-8pm
Game Instructors: Abovan

STO- 8pm-10pm
Game Instructor: Dent

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

Fezgig on Twitter: @fezgig1

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

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

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

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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