Alea Iacta Est A Gaming Community 2020-08-10T03:53:11Z https://aie-guild.org/feed/atom/ 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…

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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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Kameron Hoffs <![CDATA[The AIE Podcast #344 – Ramblings and Lightning Rounds]]> https://aie-guild.org/?p=102495 2020-06-06T00:58:46Z 2020-06-06T00:58:14Z On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mkallah: Where do we start? Mewkow: June is wedding season, at least virtually Tetsemi: Help your guildies get a cute new pet! Mkallah: Now, that’s what I call Swoop Racing! Mewkow: And, we […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

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

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #344 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Mkallah: – Hey, guys, there are lemon bars and apple cranberry bourbon bread pudding in the guild kitchen ). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests US who are here to talk about what we are doing and what’s up in AIE. Welcome!

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

AIE News

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

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

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

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

Then start Sunday again at the same time.

All games will be open for all to join in.

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

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

Time slots will be finalized over the next week.

Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And with that, we have some round table questions!

GAME NEWS
Favorite Side Quest?

Mkallah- Pamela’s Doll

Favorite Game Mechanic?

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

Favorite Thematic Class or Race Idea?

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

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

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

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

Next time, we’ll be talking to Marcus and Fezgig about AIE’s Where To Start Event! So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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Dankinia <![CDATA[ESO Greymoor Launch Event]]> https://aie-guild.org/?p=101458 2020-05-24T23:51:41Z 2020-05-24T23:51:40Z Join AIE in ESO on Friday at 8pm central/9pm eastern for a special Greymoor launch Mandatory Fun Night! As some of you might know, the next Chapter of Elder Scrolls Online, called Greymoor, comes out on Tuesday, May 26th.  The […]]]>

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

Dankinia in ESO!

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

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

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

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

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

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Syreyne <![CDATA[AIE Adopt-A-Pet]]> https://aie-guild.org/?p=101412 2020-05-19T01:09:06Z 2020-05-19T01:09:04Z Help! We are being overrun by Void Beetles and Left Sharks, and all the other pets in our menagerie are going crazy! We need you to join us on June 7th for an Emergency Pet Adoption Day! For this special […]]]>

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

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

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

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

~Syreyne

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

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