Alea Iacta Est A Gaming Community 2019-06-03T14:27:47Z https://aie-guild.org/feed/atom/ Kameron Hoffs <![CDATA[The AIE Podcast #321 – Fruit Supremacy: Never mix Real life and Eve life]]> https://aie-guild.org/?p=100133 2019-06-03T14:27:47Z 2019-06-03T14:27:47Z On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mkallah: Need an adventure fix between games- we have you covered! Mewkow: Lots of Final Fantasy updates! Tetsemi: Make time to include the Pirate Inclusion Mkallah: Early fun with Elswyer is happening Mewkow: […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mkallah: Need an adventure fix between games- we have you covered!
    Mewkow: Lots of Final Fantasy updates!
    Tetsemi: Make time to include the Pirate Inclusion
    Mkallah: Early fun with Elswyer is happening
    Mewkow: And we have Crazy Uncle Lanc and and not so crazy cousin Lars here to talk Space Shenanigans

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #321 of the the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Mkallah: – (Hey guys, there are macaroons in the guild kitchen). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Lanctharus and Lars who is here to talk to us about AIE in EVE Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into AIE in EVE 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.
A couple of games have moved days so make sure you double check when each game is running MFN.

Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Wednesday – FFXIV 10 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV(Late Night) 11 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Sunday – STO 8:30 pm Eastern

Streaming and Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 293: Prosperity As A Weapon
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-293-prosperity-as-a-weapon/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-293 remind ourselves of everything we’ve forgotten about Strongholds and talk about what we might want to see in the future.

SWTOR ESCAPE POD CAST 294: HK-55 RETURNS?
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-294-hk-55-returns/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-294 talk about the possibility of the HK-55 chapter being made available again and walk through the fun details of the content.

Working Class Nerds
Episode 45: Marcus Isn’t Allowed to do the Sound Check Anymore…
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/1186706

After having a lovely conversation with Bactrian Games’ Nick Iorfino and not being able to use any of their audio, Nick and Marcus rally together and preview SWTOR’s Game Update 5.10.3.

NOMADS
Take a look at a new game that a lot of folks are starting to play – https://www.warriorsofwaterdeep.com/

Also, if it’s still on your radar, Anthem the Game had a live stream on Thursday highlighting the upcoming Cataclysm event which will have 2 weeks of pre-launch events and 6 weeks of launch content.

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/432174289##

WoW
The AIE Alliance Raid team, as yet unnamed, got the first four bosses of Battle for Dazalor down Friday night! If you’d like to join in, please drop a note in the #raidteam-recruitment channel in AIE Discord.

SWTOR
Game:
Game update 5.10.3 was pushed out one week to June 4th. The Pirate Incursion event that it introduces will run for two weeks, along with a 1 week double xp event.

The livestream promised for 5/30 went off without a single power outage or cut fiber. Eric, Keith, and Charles talked in great detail about how gearing is going to work in Onslaught (the expansion coming in October). For anyone interested in the details, Eric made a post with all the nuts and bolts. You can find it in the SWTOR Dev Tracker here – http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?p=9732656#edit9732656

Guild:
MFN on Tuesdays, every Tuesday. Depending on what we do, you may need to be level 50+ to attend in game, but if you are not that high level yet, come join us in discord and chat with us anyway.

June MEGA is coming up! June 14th. Marcus will lead us to victory against the Ancient Threat–a mysterious and powerful entity hidden away on Yavin IV.

FFXIV
Live Letter 51 has dropped. As in dropped the mic, off the table, into a pool of water, with mic-eating bacteria.

TL;DR/L:

6 New Zones
1 New Major City – The Crystarium
2 New Jobs – Gunbreakers (Tank) and Dancer (Ranged DPS)
New Level Cap of 80
Many new job and gameplay adjustments

Long Version:
New Fate System!
In the new Shadowbringers area, fates will reward tokens that can be turned in for special rewards.

Side Quests
All side quests in Shadowbringers are leveled synced for your current level, starting at 70. Even the quest mobs will be synced, much like leves.

Crafting and Gathering Quests
Story based quests for artisans
Will expand on the story and the world of “The First”

Cross-world Linkshells
Expanded to 8 channels, instead of just one.
All AIE members on Goblin should of received an invite to the CrossWorld Linkshell. If not, let us know and we can get you one.
If you are on the Crystal data center, but not in AIE, we would be happy to send you an invite to talk with AIE folk. Just let an officer know or drop on down to the #ffxiv channel in Discord.

Housing items can now be previewed!(FC Housing Manager position still open!)

New Interrupt system
If a skill can be interrupted, you will see the enemy cast bar pulse. You will also see visual feedback that the cast was interrupted.(Much like WoW’s button flashing when you can interrupt)

MP and TP Systems.
The TP is gone!
MP will be capped at 10,000. Skills will use a percentage of your MP, just as it always have. Now the math is easy.

Pet System Redo
Pets are no longer targetable or hurt by enemies or PC actions
Pet actions are removed from pet hotbars because they will be recategorized as normal actions
Pet roles will be revised
A single button will use similar skills, depending on what pet is summoned.

Tank Roles-Biggest change is changing tank stance to an threat generating only stance.

Healer Roles-Healers will be refocused back on a more pure healing role, rather than the hybrid DPS they are now.

DPS Roles-Most DPS roles will have a similar feel, but Machinist is almost like a new job.

Tetsemi- ESO
Elswyer is in early access and so far AIE members have been having a lot of fun creating necromancer toons and slaying dragons. The Dragon fights are world bosses on steroids. It take a lot of people to kill one, but the loot makes it worth the repair bill. We did a couple of the intro quests for the zone for MFN and without spoiling anything, there are a couple of call backs to the main story line which is nice.

MFN happens at 9pm est every Friday night, depending on attendance we do dungeon runs, zone clears, and now possibly dragon hunting.

STO
STO wants to remind you that they are having their normal MFN tonight at 830 Eastern(Right now!)
They are still working on the Fleet Spire and Colony, feel free to hop in to help.

EVE
See Game Notes

And with that, let’s get back to Lanctharus and Lars and find out what’s going on in AIE in EVE.

GAME NEWS
Guests put show notes here. Lanc will take over the show, that is about it.
Lars is attempting AIEU leadership through absence (also known as almost winning at Eve on multiple accounts)

OMG! The Invasion is coming! THE INVASION IS COMING!

More PvE baddies The Triglavians are comings to blow up your stuff

Shmexy New Ships

Ikitursa – Heavy Assault Cruiser

Draugur – Command Destroyer

Nergal – Assault Frigate

All new tech 2 ships

Tech 2 ammo usable in all faction, Storyline and Officer weapon types

Tech 2 Trglavian industrial buildy stuff

New Agency – Redesign

64 bit client in open beta

War Dec revamp is less dumb

Even more Chinese players are coming – Introducing the Army of Mango Alliance

It’s BRISC Baby! The allegory of Brisc Rubal
Beware if you are an EVE Fake Space Congressperson

Link to Youtube video

Why you should never mix your RL with your EVE life especially if you are serving in the Fake Space Congressperson

https://www.gameinformer.com/2019/04/09/us-politician-banned-from-eve-online-after-corruption-scandal

And then it got weird

CCP relooking at charges submitted by fellow CSM members

Reinstated!

https://www.polygon.com/2019/4/29/18522869/eve-online-brisc-rubal-ban-retraction-statement

Oh and it’s official! AIEU is dumb and built a titan

AIEU meetup in LA

So everybody living in Mordor

Lars Ganger will be in Los Angeles for SIGGRPH

July 26th, 2019
Friday Night
Arts District Brewing Company
828 Traction Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 519-5887

https://goo.gl/maps/1XHJMWpc1Qhzhcod6

I would recommend car pooling, Uber or taking the train in
We could then grab dinner anywhere in the Arts District, Little Tokyo, Chinatown or head into Boyle Heights

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

@Lanctharus
@LarsGagner

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://keyswithsoul.com !

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

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

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

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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Kameron Hoffs <![CDATA[The AIE Podcast #320 – AIE STO Where All Our Shirts Are Red]]> https://aie-guild.org/?p=100102 2019-05-20T02:10:33Z 2019-05-20T02:10:33Z On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Tetsemi: Discord changes are coming Mkallah: Dark Hours are upon us Mewkow: Anyone have a Beta invite? Tetsemi: The War Eternal rages on Mkallah: And, we have Corley and Dent here to talk […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Tetsemi: Discord changes are coming
    Mkallah: Dark Hours are upon us
    Mewkow: Anyone have a Beta invite?
    Tetsemi: The War Eternal rages on
    Mkallah: And, we have Corley and Dent here to talk to us about AIE in STO!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #320 of the the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Tetsemi: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mkallah: (there is Mac and Cheese and broccoli cheddar quiche in the guild kitchen). This week we are joined by special guests Corley and Dent who are here to talk to us about AIE in Star Trek Online, Welcome!

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

AIE News
Notice anything different on AIE Discord? We’ve done some spring house cleaning, rearranging some of the channels to make them more visible and more community focused. Feedback is appreciated, especially as we’re moving to our new home for next podcast AIE Discord and the #aie-podcast channel!

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights

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

Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Wednesday – FFXIV 10 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV 11pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Sunday – STO 8:30 pm Eastern

Streaming and Guild Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 291: Dread Fortress Redux
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-291-dread-fortress-redux/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-291 talk about a juicy bit of dev tracker news and then tell the story, lore and mechanics of Dread Fortress

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 292: Don’t Trust The Gree
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-292-dont-trust-the-gree/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-292 walk through the news and then talk about the Gree, the recurring event on Ilum and the Xeonanalyst.

Working Class Nerds – Episode 44: Avengers Endgame Breakdown!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/1156115

Marcus and Nick are joined by Ariel and Dent to share their thoughts on Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame. They share what they’ve been up to in real life, talk a little SWTOR (of course) and then dive into Endgame.

SPOILER ALERT for Avengers: Endgame! If you haven’t seen the film, listen to this after you already have.

Just a reminder- Phoenix Fan Fusion starts Thursday, May 23rd- and all three of the hosts will be there! There is also a meetup at Chino Bandito on Wednesday at 7pm and likely a second one at Mother Bunch on Sunday after con wraps up. Come by the “booth” at AA501 to say hi, I will be there all weekend!

NOMADS
The Division 2 Title update 3 was released and the “Dark Hours” raid went live this past week. A new 8 player mission. The next “Apparel Event” is also live and you can collect special outfits until June 6th. If you’re interested in raiding in the Division 2, visit the AIE discord channel #division2 and check the pinned topics.

Diablo 3’s Season 17 has begun. It brings the usual fare of seasonal cosmetic rewards and additional stash tabs. Some new quality of life changes include a search feature in the stash and the addition of 3 more Torment levels: 14, 15, and 16. This season’s theme is “The Season of Nightmares.” Every character will receive the bonus “Legacy of Nightmare (LoN). “This means that everyone will enjoy the powerful benefits of the “no Set” Set and any and every Ancient Legendary you find is that much more valuable.”

If you’re a Diablo 3 player and want to hop in for a power level this season or run rifts with AIE members, make sure to hop into Discord’s #nomads channel and say hello. We have a community available for you to join as well.

WoW
Saturday Noob Raid is doing great, clearing bosses faster and faster, so come have fun with us.

WoW Classic Beta started invites, with an AIE presence on PvE Horde mostly (from what I could read, as I refresh my email hourly, hoping for the invite).

Friday Night Alliance Raid team still recruiting. An unnamed discord has been just created to help facilitate the new Alliance raid team! The link is posted in #raidteam-recruitment

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

SWTOR
The next Mega will be… FRIDAY June 14!!! 9pm Eastern IMP SIDE

More news: Our MFN leads have come up with a new idea for our MFN schedule. We’ll be running a series of operations as part of MFN, but since it’s hard to complete the operation in a single night, whatever we don’t finish we will schedule for a following week. The trick there is that a handful of heroes will go in early, before MFN, and clear some of the bosses to get the MFN group a progressed lockout. Should be fun and should get more people a chance to see end bosses.

The launch date for 5.10.3 “The Dantooine Incursion” is set for 5/28/19. Pirates, pets, mounts, new armor looks, decos and even an Ugnaught companion! Ok, one pet. But lots of pirates.

ESO
Early access to Elsweyr begins on May 20th and official release is June 4th. Please save the beginning quest for that zone on at least one toon until the the first MFN after the official launch because our MFN that night will be starring that zone together. Until then MFN’s will be zone clears and dungeon runs every Friday night at 9pm EST

EVE
A EVE Titan in every pot!
Guaranteed stupid
Wacky space politics
Informative food pictures
Community health support program
A literature corner
Deep philosophical discussions on the role of man and his/her place in the universe
A distinguished panel of art experts discussion foreign cinema (animation specific)
Reviews and commentary on upcoming and recent video game releases
All of this and more if you join AIE
Your mileage may vary
Plus the privilege of getting blown up in one of @Lanctharus hair brained space exploits
AIEU confirmed Space Tomfoolery since some time last week
increase your daily sodium intake due to increased tear production if you play EVE

GW2
The living world season 4’s final episode, War Eternal is out. It features a new mount, the skyscale dragon, that can hover and climb walls. Be sure to log in to a toon to unlock the episode even if you don’t have Path of Fire.

They also released a new legendary weapon, the great sword Exordium. This is the final legendary weapon that was promised us for Heart of Thorns, and was worth the wait, having many custom animation and transformations.

FFXIV
The Event poll is still up, if you are listening to this live. The poll will close at 11:59pm EST on Sunday. Get your voices heard!
The FFXIV x FFXV crossover event is still running until May 27th! There is still time to get the car 4-player mount. We will be running the Jackpot II FC buff on the weekends to help get those MGPs to get that mount.
Reminder, Shadowbringers: Early Access for pre-orders starts up on June 28th. Pre-ordering today also get you an earring that levels with you and gives you an xp bonus to level 70 on all battle classes. (If it sounds like a WoW Heirloom, is because it acts almost identical to it.)
The next FFXIV Live Letter is scheduled for Thursday, May 23rd at 1:30pm EST from media tour in San Francisco. We are expecting to hear some more details on Shadowbringers, job changes, and the ever mysterious “miscellaneous announcements.” This live letter will include the translators, so no need to brush up on your Japanese to understand what is going on!
This can change every Tuesday, but as of this recording, Goblin, the server that AIE plays on, is a preferred server for new characters. New characters created during this time will get a double xp bonus on all xp sources, all jobs, until level 60.
Again, if you only have the starter edition, Heavenward, the first expansion, is free for you for a limited time. Just head over to the SE store and “buy” it for 0 dollars and 0 cents. PS4 folks, you can get the same deal on the PSN.

LOTRO
Maellung Arrowshield is continuing to run Saturday Night LOTRO (SNL) on Saturdays at 2030 Eastern.
The anniversary event ends tonight, 19 May. So hopefully you finished all the quests and turned in your tokens for the rewards. If you have been trying to figure out what to spend your LOTRO points on,
Stat Tomes
Regeneration Food
Run Speed Boosts
Attack Damage Boosts
Are currently 20% off, through May 23rd.

And with that, let’s get back to Corley and Dent and find out what’s going on in Star Trek Online.

GAME NEWS
Captain’s Log 20190519

Fleet Updates
Last week we completed construction on our Tier 2 Spire in the Dyson’s Sphere. Our goal is to complete the Spire to Tier 3. In Star Trek Online we have many bases that the fleet can visit and hangout in. They are similar to the Guild Ships in SWTOR, but also unlock gear and abilities that players can purchase for their characters.
Most Sunday Nights we have an MFN at 8:30 PM Eastern. We usually run new content and if there’s an event going on we will run that. Like all good engineers, we work on getting a little more out of those warp cores, or whatever bit of tech needs adjusting. Episodes are sometimes run if a new player needs help leveling.

Major Game Updates
New Reputation was release this week, Discovery Legends. This new reputation is Discovery themed that includes three new sets of gear, Burnham’s Resolve (3 Piece Ground Set), Lorca’s Ambition (3 Piece Space Weapon Set) and Stamets-Tilly’s Ingenuity(4 Piece Space Set).
Along with the release of the new reputation, a new season of episodes was released, Rise of Discovery. So far two episodes have been released and focus around what happens prior to when Lorca takes command of the Discovery. For these episodes they were able to get Jason Isaacs and Rekha Sharma to reprise their roles of Lorca and Landry. Aren’t holodeck fantastic?
Tier 6 ship are now able to be used at any level and are not locked to endgame players. They scale as you level so their slots and stats match what ships of your character’s level should be.
Another thing with Tier 6 ships, STO has release a mechanism where you can earn a T6 100% discount coupon to purchase a free T6 ship for your account. It takes a long time to complete and requires playing new content to earn the tokens.

CLOSE

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

https://twitch.tv/TheCorley

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

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

Overly Dramatic News – @HuntsTheWind

Next time, we’ll be talking to Someone about some game that AIE plays in- contracts are in negotiation right now!. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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Max <![CDATA[STO Captain’s Log Stardate 2019.05.19]]> https://aie-guild.org/?p=100087 2019-05-19T23:18:10Z 2019-05-19T23:18:10Z Our journey continues through uncharted space. We have encountered a unique condition of the continuum where it appears the human concept of fun is mandatory. We are pressing on, to boldly go where no guild has gone before.   AIE […]]]>
Our journey continues through uncharted space. We have encountered a unique condition of the continuum where it appears the human concept of fun is mandatory. We are pressing on, to boldly go where no guild has gone before.

 

AIE Fleet Updates

AIE Fleet Spire

As we’ve done in many other AIE divisions, our crew in STO has scheduled a recurring, weekly Mandatory Fun Night. Most Sunday nights at 7:30 PM Central we get the guild fleet together to run new content and any in-game events. We’ll even run episodes on occasion if a new player needs help leveling, so be sure to check in no matter the level of your captain. Like all good engineers, we are also constantly working on gear and ships, and sharing best practices to getting a little more out of our warp cores, shields, phasers, etc.

The guild fleet also maintains a Fleet “Spire”. Equivalent to guild HQ, housing or ships in other games, the Spire has bases and facilities that guild members can visit and hang out in along with a system of guild services that are available. Last week we completed construction on our Tier 2 Spire in the Dyson’s Sphere. Our goal is to complete the Spire to Tier 3. Ask in Discord for details on how to visit and what services you can make use of.

Major Game Updates

Galaxy Class Bridge, U.S.S Escape

A new Reputation was release this week called Discovery Legends. This new reputation is Discovery themed and includes three new sets of gear: Burnham’s Resolve (3 Piece Ground Set), Lorca’s Ambition (3 Piece Space Weapon Set) and Stamets-Tilly’s Ingenuity(4 Piece Space Set).

Along with the release of the new reputation, a new season of episodes was released called Rise of Discovery. So far two episodes have been made available and focus around what happens prior to when Lorca takes command of the Discovery. For these episodes the dev team was able to get Jason Isaacs and Rekha Sharma to reprise their roles of Lorca and Landry. Aren’t holodecks fantastic?

Along with this update, Tier 6 ships are now able to be used at any level and are no longer locked to only endgame players. This allows them to be used and scale as you level so their slots and stats match what ships of your character’s level need to be at the time, all the way to endgame. STO has also introduced a system where, over time, you can earn a free T6 ship for your account. It’s a long journey and requires playing the new content to earn the tokens, but worth it given the new utility of T6 ships at all levels.

TL;DR

STO continues to be a great MMO with a strong free-to-play model. Our AIE fleet is modest but active with weekly events and a handful of vets to help. Jump in the #STO channel in Discord to ask any questions and find out the best way to ‘engage’.

Officer Dent (Thank you to Officer Dent for putting this update together)

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Kameron Hoffs <![CDATA[The AIE Podcast #319 – Three Character Sheets To The Wind]]> https://aie-guild.org/?p=100049 2019-05-19T23:17:57Z 2019-05-06T02:17:37Z On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mewkow: Meetup is…… no more Tetsemi: But, there will be shenanigans at Blizzcon Mkallah: There is so much to Discover….. Discovery in STO Mewkow: FFXIV has a huge callback! Tetsemi: And, we are […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mewkow: Meetup is…… no more
    Tetsemi: But, there will be shenanigans at Blizzcon
    Mkallah: There is so much to Discover….. Discovery in STO
    Mewkow: FFXIV has a huge callback!
    Tetsemi: And, we are doing a host show!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #319 of the 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 talking among ourselves and catching you up on what is going on in AIE! Welcome to my esteemed co-hosts!!!

We will be chatting about what we have been up to, but first, the news!

AIE News
We had an all officer meeting over the weekend and do that periodically, on top of meetings more often in individual game divisions. Blizzcon planning for meetups was a key point of discussion and the posts in #events outline the current plan.

We are also working on some minor updates around the guild websites and other communication tools, so keep an eye out for that.

The various streams and podcasts for AIE are a really great way to see what’s going on and engage. We are always looking for more AIE streams, blogs, etc to get posted to the content creators channel and really like seeing that stuff there.

Just a note, the AIE Meetup is no longer active. The sites wasn’t being utilized and as a group our size required a monthly fee, it has been shut down. Please feel free to utilize the events channel in discord for real life gatherings.

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights

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

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

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

Streaming and Podcast News
SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 289: Swc Secrets
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-289-swc-secrets/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-289 talk about the latest game news and then finish up our Star Wars Celebration review with a second half of the discussion we started last week.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 290: Dantooine Preview
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-290-dantooine-preview/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-290 review Daniel Steed’s web content plan and then spend some time walking through Dantooine and the missions, areas, and secrets we’ve found so far.

Working Class Nerds
Episode 43: Mixer Madness
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/1082189

After struggling to set up their new mixer, Marcus and Nick sit down to talk about how much they’re loving Mortal Kombat 11, as well as share their thoughts on the new Dantooine content on SWTOR’s PTS server.

NOMADS
Nothing earth shattering for The Division 2.

Diablo 3’s Season 16 is winding down; ending on 12 May.

Growing interest in CoH and that we’ll be holding off on getting too involved until the details around servers, services and the position of the IP holders settles down.

WoW
Blizzcon: We are wondering who is going and will be using that as input for what kinds of meetups might be planned for AIE.

In-game: Syreyne will be starting an Alliance raid team towards the end of May and anyone interested should ping her in the raid recruitment channel on discord.

SWTOR
Next monthly event is next weekend, Saturday at 9 pm EDT I believe on the Republic side. Fun with World Bosses.

The Wednesday night Imperial ops team is looking for a permanent DPS addition to the team. Anyone interested should contact Maellung in the SWTOR Discord channel.

STO/strong>
The Tier 6 ship item from above and the riposte event are still going on, see details in discord.

The fleet spire is constructing tier 2 upgrade and will complete in just over 6 days. This will unlock the fleet variants of the veteran ships.

Also, Star Trek Online is free to play and we have MFNs most Sunday nights at 8:30 PM Eastern. In an upcoming week, for MFN, we will focus on low level characters to help new players go through missions and story. You just need to finish the tutorial missions

There are also close to releasing a new rep, Discovery Legends.
https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11152283-introducing-the-discovery-legends-reputation/

Introducing the Discovery Legends Reputation | Star Trek Online
Starting with the launch of Rise of Discovery on May 14th, you’ll be able to weird the powers and technology of the characters from Star Trek: Discovery!

And there’s more, new story arc focusing on Discovery era story.
https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11151983-rise-of-discovery%3A-the-impossibility-of-reason
Rise of Discovery: The Impossibility of Reason | Star Trek Online
Experience the events that make Ellen Landry the Security Chief we meet in Star Trek: Discovery, with our upcoming episode, “The Impossibility of Reason.”

Rise of Discovery brings Jason Isaacs (Capt. Lorca) and Rehka Sharma(Cmdr. Ellen Landry) to STO.
https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11146593-star-trek-online%3A-rise-of-discovery

Star Trek Online: Rise of Discovery | Star Trek Online
Learn about the past of Gabriel Lorca and Ellen Landry with our latest update, starring Jason Issacs and Rekha Sharma.

ESO
The anniversary event ends this week after 5 fun fill weeks of cake. Early access to Elsweyr begins on May 20th and official release is June 4th. Please save the beginning quest for that zone on at least one toon until the the first MFN after the official launch because our MFN that night will be starring that zone together. Until then MFN’s will be zone clears and dungeon runs every Friday night at 9pm EST.

EVE
War continues and the merge of some global factions into the mix has made things interesting. The corp is always looking for new pilots and spies. It’s a bit of a dive down the rabbit hole but the team there is always happy to support everyone.

GW2
Lots of people working on alts at the moment. MFN groups still get together on Mondays on occasion. Check in with Dejara to get something going. Also check the Discord channel pins for a new reference post that does a good job of laying out the open world changes that have occurred over time.

FFXIV
The callback campaign is on. Have someone from the FC or someone on your friend’s list send you an in-game invite back to the game. Doing so will get you reward for both of you!
April 25-June 3rd.

The invited player must have an expired sub for 90 days and still have their account in good standing (i.e. not be banned).

The invited player will get 7 days of free game time, 99 Aetheryte tickets (free teleports, 1 per ticket), and 10 silver chocobo feathers which can be turned in for gear to get caught back up.
The inviter will get 10 gold chocobo feathers, which can be used to buy items like the Twintania mount, 2 person chocobo mount, rare dyes, or Aetheryte tickets of your own.

The FFXIV x FFXV crossover event is still going until May 27th.
If you complete this level 50 event, you can then purchase cosmetic items, such as the Regalia, the game only 4 person mount, currently.
The mount costs 200,000 Manderville Gold Saucer (MGP) points. To assist, the Free Company will be running the FC buff, “Jackpot 2” on Saturday and Sunday during the event. This will provide a bonus of all MGP rewards.

Various ways of getting MGP have been discussed in the #ffxiv channel in discord, so drop on by if you want some ideas on farming them up. With the current rewards and the buff, many players have been able to get enough MGP in 1-2 weeks of time.

If you are on the starter edition, including the Twitch Prime promotion, Square Enix is providing Heavenward for free until June 27th. Once this is added to your account, you get to keep it permanently. This includes the PC version, MacOS, and PS4 editions.

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

Heavensward is the continuing story of the game to the kingdom of Ishgard, where the Warrior of Light is thrusted into the Dragonsong War and awesome music. This will include all content in the expansion, including patch 3.5, The Far End of Fate which sets the stage for Stormblood.

Shadowbringers is still slated for release on July 2nd, with pre-order getting a head start starting on June 28th. If you pre-order this expansion, you get access to all previous expansions on the head start date.

The FC vault still has some goodies. If you need something from there, grab it! We are trying to populate it with some cosmetics and some other helpful items. Feel free to grab something that strikes your fancy! The Vault is available in all major cities and the FC house.

The Shadowbringers Media Tour will be hitting mid May. We are expecting to get some details on the new classes of Gunbreaker and Dancer classes at this time.

Drop on down to the FFXIV channel and we can help you get started in your Final Fantasy adventure (not to be confused with Final Fantasy Adventure, the old Game Boy Final Fantasy. Totally different things).
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LOTRO
MFNs continue on Saturday nights. Join Maellung and others while they simply walk into Mordor and such.

And with that, let’s find out what we have been doing, what we looking forward to, and what is cooking in the guild kitchen!

GAME NEWS
Question for the podcast, when you’re playing a game (either pen and paper, board game, or computer game), what is it you’re looking to get out of the game AND how much do you put INTO the game?

Mkallah- Boston update, One shot with FERT, Con Prep, announce Fan Fusion meetups,

Mewkow

Tetsemi – Downed Jaina in WoW with FERT Raid, hit 50 on my necklace, played a really fun Rogue in our FERT one shot D&D, playing a lot of FFXIV.

CLOSE
And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, I want to thank my amazing co hosts for all that they do! And, if you want to come on the show to talk about what you, dear AIE member, is up to around game, let us know!

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

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

Well the folder is empty, but if you’d like to send in a segment, send it to podcast@aie-guild.org

Mkallahi: We will be back in two week, guest to be announced. So until then, AIE…

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

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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Max <![CDATA[SWTOR Guild Heraldry]]> https://aie-guild.org/?p=100016 2019-04-24T00:50:29Z 2019-04-24T00:50:29Z With game update 5.10.2 Bioware introduced the guild heraldry system. This allows guilds like ours to create a guild logo and banner from a set of in game logo and background options. We’ve done some initial work mocking up some […]]]>

With game update 5.10.2 Bioware introduced the guild heraldry system. This allows guilds like ours to create a guild logo and banner from a set of in game logo and background options. We’ve done some initial work mocking up some possible options for AIE in SWTOR and wanted to both show off the system and get these options out to everyone for a vote!

We’ve narrowed down our initial concepts to the following three. The combinations of in game logos and backgrounds are limited so this is the best we could do to stay “on brand”. We’ve also aligned the logo parts between the Imperial and Republic models but figured a background tint of red for Imperial and blue for Republic would be a good fit.

These three options are posted in the #SWTOR channel in Discord now and are up for a vote. Jump in there now and help us pick some new heraldry for the guild!

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Kameron Hoffs <![CDATA[The AIE Podcast #318 – SWC & SWTOR: We Found the Droids]]> https://aie-guild.org/?p=100004 2019-04-21T03:15:06Z 2019-04-21T03:15:06Z On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mewkow: So many streams! Tetsemi: We upped the WQ gear score, so up yours! Mewkow: Final Fantasy XIV or XV, I’m so confused Tetsemi: You get a tier 6 ship and you get […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mewkow: So many streams!
    Tetsemi: We upped the WQ gear score, so up yours!
    Mewkow: Final Fantasy XIV or XV, I’m so confused
    Tetsemi: You get a tier 6 ship and you get a tier 6 ship!
    Mewkow: When EvE politics become real, very real…

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode 318 of the 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 … well, actually, Mkallah is off on an adventure, safe travels to her! This week we are joined by special guests Max & Corley who is here to talk to us about AIE in Star Wars Celebration and AIE in SWTOR Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into Star Wars Celebration and AIE in 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.
A couple of games have moved days so make sure you double check when each game is running MFN.

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

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

Streaming and guild podcast news

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 287: 5.10.2 And SWC
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-287-5-10-2-and-swc/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-287 check out the 5.10.2 updates live in game and also talk some about SWTOR at Star Wars Celebration and what’s happening this weekend.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 288: Swc And Onslaught
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-288-swc-and-onslaught/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-288 talk about what happened at Star Wars Celebration including the SWTOR Cantina event, Onslaught expansion announcement, SWTOR Fan Community and AIE Guild meetup action.

Working Class Nerds – Episode 42: Star Wars News Overload LIVE!!!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/1045994

Marcus and Nick sit down in front of the mic and camera to talk about the tirade of new Star Wars content! They discuss the new Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, the Livestream for SWTOR’s 10.5.3 update, and of course SWTOR’s 6.0 Expansion announcement.

Working Class Nerds – Bonus Episode: Star Wars Celebration LIVE with Kogass!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/1037002

Marcus and Nick are living vicariously through Kogass as he takes them through his epic experience at Star Wars Celebration, and his transition into the AIE Guild Meetup. Swtorista and Max (from The Escape Podcast) also made guest appearances!

Working Class Nerds – Episode 41: Does 100 Million Credits Buy Us New Mics?!?!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/1031474

Marcus and Nick break down their trip to Boston for PAX EAST!!! They talk about all of their favorite games that they played, and you can listen to their new audio quality via their brand new microphones!

Dankinia hosts both ESO MFN and WoW Noob Raid, check out her streams on https://www.twitch.tv/dankiniaplays

ESO – Mandatory Fun NIght Stream – Friday, April 19
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/413636393

WoW Noob Raid Stream – Saturday, April 13
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/410781562

NOMADS
Destiny 2 – The Spring Event is going on. With the old lady on the platform giving away stuff

The Division 2 is very active right now, join in the discussion in game and in #thedivision2 channel in AIE Discord.

WoW
We have 128 characters in the Alliance guild. Seeing quite a few people online. And the guild got the “Goblin Slayer” guild achievement today along with the Orc slayer last week.

We are one troll class and two panda class from the horde Slayer achievement to unlock Guild Page

Syreyne is looking to see if we have enough interest to start a fun orientated raid team for WoW in the Alliance guild. She’s looking at Friday night as a possible day.

(MEWKOW?) Update on teams that got aotc in the past week.

Raid Finder (and Mythic) difficulty for Crucible of Storms will open next week, April 23. Similar to Battle of Dazar’alor, you will need an average item level of 350 to queue for it. To help ensure players get raid ready, we are increasing the maximum item level for certain World Quests rewards. This will include the following:

World Quest rewards will go up to ilvl 370 (from 360)
Emissary equipment will go up to ilvl 395 (from 385)
Emissary Azerite Armor will go up to ilvl 400 (from 385)
Against Overwhelming Odds (when available) will go up to ilvl 395 (from 385)

Once the update is live it will affect active rewards like the Emissaries, so you may want to plan for when you will turn those in.

SWTOR
See Game Notes

ESO
The cake is still not a lie. Week 3 of the anniversary celebration is underway. This week the focus is on PvP for those extra loot boxes. Next week (week 4) will focus on daily dungeons so Mandatory Fun on Friday will be be focused on doing as many of the random dailies we can. Week 5 is basically a free all. Any of the daily quests in Tamriel will give out the extra loot boxes so chain pull dungeons, share zone dailies, and kill all the things in delves.

FFXIV
It’s FFXIV x FFXV Crossover Time!

Join Noctis, as he and his car, the Regalia, (and maybe some Em-Tees) end up on Eorzea! Go with Noct for another adventure!

As you progress, you will unlock more cosmetic gear to give you the Noct look, and it is dyeable as well.

Completing the little story will unlock the Regalia, for 200,000 MGP (Manderville Gold Saucer Points), along with a Noctis hairstyle and Noctis Triple Triad card.

Need some help with grinding out the MGP? The AIE Discord channel for FFXIV has been hopping with ideas and assistance in getting the MGP needed. Fashion Evaluations, Chocobo racing, challenge logs are just a few ideas. To assist, the FC will be running the Jackpot buff this weekend, to give you a bonus to all gained MGP.

For the FFXV music lovers, you will also be able to acquire some of the tunes from FFXV to play in your personal room, inn, or house if you have it. There are 6 orchestral rolls, and they can be purchased after you complete the event story. They cost 1 of the special fate drops in Central Thanalan.

The FC house added a couple of them to the house playlist and we’ll rotate them over time.

Speaking of Orchestral Rolls, Abovan got tired of having so many of the faded rolls in his own inventory. As such, he’s been crafting them into useable rolls and putting them into tab 2 in the FC vault. When he makes others, I’ll keep putting them in there. If you need another orchestral unlock, go ahead and grab one.

Remember the Twitch Prime Loot for FFXIV Starter Edition is still good until May 3rd. Until then, you will be able to get the full license of the base game, levels 1-50, and get 30 days of game time. (Would run you 20 bucks if you wanted to buy it yourself.)

Of course, anyone is welcome to join us. PS4? No problem. Mac? No problem. All editions of the game are on the same servers and can interact with each other. So, don’t have that super-powered PC anymore? A PS4 (even the normal, non-pro) plays the game just fine.

STO
https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11138733-command-tier-6-ships-at-any-level%21

Command Tier 6 Ships at Any Level!

Beginning very soon, players of Star Trek Online will have the opportunity to fly any Tier 6 Starship that they own, regardless of their characters’ levels!

https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11138023

Execute Operation: Riposte!

Operation Riposte is the first major Federation offensive of the Klingon-Federation War of 2256-57. After nearly a month of crushing defeats, the Federation initiates a bold new plan to regain initiative in the war. The planet of Priors World has recently been conquered by the Klingons, but the Federation counter-attack aims to not only wrestle control of that world back into Federation hands, but also to deliver the first major defeat to the Klingons and thereby inject a much needed morale boost back into the ranks of Starfleet.

This event will last for 3 weeks starting on April 18th for PC players, and on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in mid 2019. All players level 10 and above will be able to participate, and can earn a TFO Commendation once every 20 hours.

This event will also debut a brand new system for Star Trek Online. Earn progress toward a Free Ship by participating each day in the Featured TFO Events that will be running from now until Fall of 2019. By playing these three Events, you can earn Coupon Progress Tokens each day, allowing you to eventually claim a ‘100% Discount Coupon: Tier 6 Ship’ that will allow you claim a free Tier 6 Starship of your choice from the Zen Store.

EVE
Get this, a real life politician got elected to the player run fake Space Congress.
He was banned from the game for allegedly leaking NDA’d materials from being a member of Space Congress. IRL politician is mad, asserts his innocence.

Then our beloved CCP comes out and releases a statement that admits they didn’t really do a full investigation around the alleged NDA leaks and banning him in the first place.
The memes are rampant, EVE mirrors real life, it’s a nightmare.

LOTRO
Enjoy a Yule Festival encore now through April 21st!
For a limited time! The 10 Key bundle is available in the LOTRO Store until April 25th.
Skip to Your Favorite Chapters! Get 20% off now through April 25th:
Gift of the Valar + Blessing of the Valar
3rd Age Item Trove
Legacy Scroll Box

The Weekly Coupon gets you Tome of Compressed Experience with coupon code COMPRESSEDXP now through April 25th!

And with that, let’s get back to Max & Corley and find out what’s going on with Star Wars Celebration and AIE in SWTOR.

GAME NEWS
From Sema
Game Update 5.10.3 “The Dantooine Incursion” has been announced. Dantooine will house a new recurring event called Pirate Incursion. Dantooine will also be accessible as a place to explore and chill out when the pirates are off doing other things. It’s on the PTS now.

Game Update 6.0 has been announced with a release date of September 2019! It’s called Onslaught! There will be five new levels, a new operation, a new flashpoint, 2 new planets and a new zone in an original planet (Corellia), new itemization, new set bonuses, and a new tactical item that will have a special effect to customize your gameplay. Bioware is looking for ideas for tactical items, so go to the forums and suggest your ideal item. No idea is too crazy they said! Challenge accepted!

Guild News
Star Wars Celebration happened! AIE meetup happened! And spilled over into the SWTOR Game NewsCantina the next night. Stay tuned for stories about that!

April MEGA – Ossus Takeover! Marcus led a combined group of AIEers and community members to victory over two World Ossus Bosses and the Hive of the Mountain Queen. Fun and crystals were had by all!

MFN continues on Tuesday nights, alternating week by week between Imperial and Republic sides

Broad overview of SWC, AIE presence, the SWTOR Cantina. Max has many photos on hand in a slide deck to walk through to illustrate.

Heraldry mention?

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

@MaxTheGrey
@John_Maloney

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

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

Welp, no segments were received this week, but hopefully next time we’ll resume our normal segment shenanigans.

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

– This is Tetsemi
– This is Mewkow

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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Max <![CDATA[AIE At Star Wars Celebration]]> https://aie-guild.org/?p=99970 2019-04-09T04:44:12Z 2019-04-09T04:44:12Z This week is the thirteenth Star Wars Celebration. This year it’s at Chicago’s McCormick Place conference center. There’s a couple fun opportunities for the handful of AIE members who will be in town to meet up: The Old Republic Community […]]]>

This week is the thirteenth Star Wars Celebration. This year it’s at Chicago’s McCormick Place conference center. There’s a couple fun opportunities for the handful of AIE members who will be in town to meet up:

  • The Old Republic Community Cantina – Saturday, 7pm at the Marriot Marquis: Bioware is hosting one of their big game community meet-ups on Saturday night, which will be attended by devs, Bioware community leads and tons of SWTOR players from all over. These tend to be pretty fun opportunities to hear from Bioware and to meet players from around the world.
  • AIE Meet-up – Friday, 7pm: AIE is hosting a much smaller meet-up at one of the hotels downtown. There will be food/drinks (probably Chicago pizza, beer, etc.) and a good amount of space for us in a suite. We’ve also invited a handful of other SWTOR community influencers and fan event volunteers. This one is not a big, public thing since it’s only a hotel suite, but if the crowd gets too big we’ll either go down and take over the hotel bar or there there’s a popular bar about 6 blocks north (Side Bar). See Discord for location details and click the upvote there if you think you’ll make it.

Hope to see a bunch of you in Chicago for SWC!

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Kameron Hoffs <![CDATA[The AIE Podcast #317 – FFXIV The TP is going away]]> https://aie-guild.org/?p=99977 2019-04-08T17:04:14Z 2019-04-08T17:03:02Z On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Mewkow: the AIE DIvision is Strong Tetsemi: AIE and Celebration are coming to Chicago Mkallah: The cake is… not a lie? Mewkow: We have an update from the Warfront Tetsemi: and Abovan is […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Mewkow: the AIE DIvision is Strong
    Tetsemi: AIE and Celebration are coming to Chicago
    Mkallah: The cake is… not a lie?
    Mewkow: We have an update from the Warfront
    Tetsemi: and Abovan is here to talk about AIE in FFXIV

All that and more coming up right now…

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Mkallah: – Welcome to episode #317 of the 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 Abovan who is here to talk to us about AIE in FFXIV. Welcome!

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

AIE News

Community
Mandatory Fun Nights

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

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

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

Streaming and guild podcast newsi

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 285: Oricon Trail
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-285-oricon-trail/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-285 take a look at guild heraldry on the PTS and get back to some Dread Master lore with a discussion of Oricon

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 286: Something Dreadful This Way Comes
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-286-something-dreadful-this-way-comes/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-286 walk through the Dreadful Entity fight… because we, along with an awesome cross guild group, did it this week!

NOMADS
AIE in The Division 2. The Clan is doing well and having a lot of fun in the game. We’re rank 17 (out of 30) with 27 members total.

The first post-launch content update was released this past Friday and unlocks the new World Tier 5 that features the latest Stronghold: Tidal Basin. Also, the first “Apparel Event” titled “Invasion” is running until May 2nd. During this time you can earn up to 30 apparel items. Should you earn them all during the event you’ll be awarded a special apparel item: The Black Tusk uniform. These 30 items will be available in the usual apparel caches and store after the event, but you can only earn the special Black Tusk uniform during the event. Apparel items include clothing, weapon skins, and emotes.

The first raid, an 8 player activity, will go live on April 25th, later this month and our clan members are eagerly awaiting it. Get in and gear up now. Ask about the game in AIE Discord’s #thedivision2 text channel. Receiving an invite is as simple as asking for one there for your UPlay ID. You can also look up the clan, “AIE Nomads”, and request an invite that way.

WoW
The AIE Alliance guild is growing with 119 characters currently. Reminder, you just need to submit an application in Umami, leave the Faction as Horde and the officers will correct it when reviewing the application. Don’t worry about the level either, just race/class and name and you’re set.

We are still having issue with gmail accounts, so check the LFO channel for acceptance, as the officers will announce when they’ve accepted those applications.

In game news, the Artifact Knowledge ramp up will continue for the next 4 weeks to make sure everyone is ready for the 8.2 content. A number of players have reached level 50 on their necklace and currently you do not get anything for completing WQ’s that award just azerite.

Patch 8.2 is soon to be on the PTR (encrypted currently) and several outlets have had interviews with Ion Hazzikostas on what’s to come, mostly around systems, flying and very little on content spoilers.

WoWHead and MMO-Champion both have good write-ups and links to the originals, though, be warned, some are in languages other than English and no, not Nerglish.

https://www.wowhead.com/news=291012/pc-gamer-interview-with-ion-hazzikostas-on-bfas-development

https://www.wowhead.com/news=291015/buffed-de-8-2-interview-with-ion-hazzikostas-azshara-plot-twist-class-diversity-

ESO
THE CAKE IS NO LONGER A LIE!!! The 5 year celebration started this week in ESO. Pick up a Jubilee cake Voucher for free from the Crown Store to get your 2019 Anniversary Cake. The first time each day you use the cake, you will get a 2 hour 100% XP buff and 2 event tickets. The event tickets are once per day per account, but the buff can be used for the entire duration of this 5 week celebration event. Each week of the event will involve something different.
Week 1 – do your daily crafting writes to get Gift Boxes that will contain various style pages.
Week 2 – Complete daily delves and world bosses to earn Gift Boxes.
Week 3 – ugh PVP in cyrodiil and battlegrounds.
Week 4 – The daily dungeons and trials will reward a Gift Box
Week 5 – Your choice. Do any of the daily quests in Tamriel to get Gift Boxes.

SWTOR
Game Update 5.10.3, “The Dantooine Incursion” has been announced, with more info coming this month.

If you, like us, know every word of A New Hope, then you will remember that Dantooine is the planet that Princess Leia told Grand Moff Tarkin was the location of the rebellion’s secret base. She was trying to keep him from blowing up Alderaan. This was a lie, of course, as the rebel base had been moved by then. The action in SWTOR takes place long before any of this, though.

We only know a little bit about this update, but we do know that it will include a new recurring event.

Also, we will be getting a double rewards week coming April 16th-23rd.

SWTOR Guild News
There was an AIE meetup in Boston on March 29th and much fun, and possibly beer, was had by all.

Star Wars Celebration!
April 11-15th in Chicago. A number of AIE’ers will be there and meeting up. Check out Max’s post in the #events channel in discord if you think you might be in the area and want to swing by. You don’t have to have SWC tickets for the meetup.

A cross-guild event that Marcus has been working on tirelessly for several weeks came to fruition this month. Members of AIE and two other guilds downed the secret boss in Terror from Beyond called the Dreadful Entity. This was a major effort because it involved getting more people together than any of the guilds had, getting them all a particular drop from a particular boss, getting an item to summon the boss, and clearing part of the Operation ahead of time. Credit goes to guildie Medullah for betting Marcus a million credits that he could not do it.

April MEGA will April 19th and is called “Ossus Takeover”.

MFN continues on Tuesday nights at 9PM Eastern, alternating weekly between the Imperial and Republic sides. If you are ever wondering which side we are on, there is always dated message posted in the Guild Message of the Day. There is no gear level requirement!

STO
First contact day event still ongoing until the 11th.
The mfn on Sunday night 8:30pm Eastern.
First contact day event you can get rewards like, Thompson submachine gun, launch toy, a skill point, Holo emitter Phoenix shuttle
The Pahvo event is also still going on for special rewards, though you are running out of time on it

EVE
UPDATE FROM THE WARFRONT

Test attempted a “crafty” spai technique of seeding Cyno Inhibs through a FRT spy and then transfering them to TEST just before a big fight in range of their own staging

ELO Knight (greatest of FRT FCs) bombed them into MEME category

Goon fleet got caught between two balls and a lance of power and in one reporters words “thems dudes eating the shit there”

https://clips.twitch.tv/FunGiftedHorseTTours

FRT won “first” Dino fight of this war many more to come

FRT = Fratnerity (the lead alliance in the Winter Coalition)
TEST and Goons are allied against us in the Winter Coalition

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

GAME NEWS

Shadowbringers hype!

Warning! Light spoilers, but we will try our hardest to avoid when we can.
Full Trailer
https://youtu.be/4tyuIh12_HU

After months of speculation, 3 Fan Fests, and tons of rumors, we have a pretty good take on what we will be doing in FFXIV on July 2nd, with a headstart for pre-orders on June 28th.

Where are we going? The First! A parallel universe that has some other problems. As the Warrior of Light, we fought back the darkness on Eorzea. The First has its own problems. Too much light energy, frying the world like a tater tot left in the deep fryer waaaay to long. So, as the hero, we will be sent to the First and to save Eorzea, we will need to save the First from the light, we so we will need to become the Warrior of Darkness to make things awesome again!

In terms of what it looks like, we are looking at a more “high fantasy” artstyle in Shadowbreakers. Lots of bright colors (going with the light theme), nature zones (again, 24-hour sunlight), and large, over the top cities.

What will be doing?

Questing! Saving the First! And running dungeons, which there will be 9 at launch. By comparison, Heavenward and Stormblood at 8 at launch.

New classes? You bet.

Gunbreaker! Gun wielding tank! Remember Final Fantasy 8, with Squall with his gunblade?
Well, like that, but without the self loathing.

 

Just announced, Dancer! Ranged DPS class! Throwing weapons at range, as well as dances to debuff the bad guys and buff the good guys.

The new classes will tentatively start at level 60.

New Races? Two of them!

The Viera!

The bunny-like race that lives in the trees. But where are the boy bunnies? Well, they are rare, so rare that players will not be able to be male Viera.
Newly announced new race, the Hrothgar!

A beast-like race will be playable as a male only race.

Combat changes? You betcha!

The resource TP (tech points, technicals, toilet paper, ect) will be gone!

Actions are also being reviewed and some actions will be removed, some actions gained.

Level cap will be 80, so another 10 levels to acquire in Shadowbringers.

Dwarves!

Small folk, beards, and almost never without their helmet.

What do they look like without a helmet?

They look like a Lalafel! In fact, they are lalafels, as in the first each race will have their own name, since it is a similar, but not exact world.

End game!

High end 8-player content, Eden!

This will tell us the story of how we can restore the other elements to the light ravaged world. It will also resolve around a new character, Gaia.

These encounters, story, and character are all designed by guest designer, Tetsuya Nomura. His previous work was the Director, designer, and character artist for the Kingdom Hearts series. So if his previous work is any indication, we are in for a treat of for the 8-player raids.

For the 24-man raids, it will be called YoRHa Apocalypse. This raid will feel like a spiritual sequel to NieR Automata. These raids also have guest designers, Yosuke Saito and Yoko Taro, game designers of the NieR series.

The Reconstruction of Ishgard!

So, Ishgard is pretty messed up. 1000 years of war with dragons will do that to your town. Now that the city had about an expansion to rest up after their war, we are going to be helping with the repairs in the city. This will provide some end-game content for the crafters and gatherers of the world. Rumor has it that after a while, it will also open up a new housing area in Ishgard!

Trust System!

You will be able to have certain NPCs follow you along in your adventures. Details are scarce still, but the overall gist is that you can hire notable NPCs to fight alongside you.

Server Redistributions
The NA servers will be split from 2 data centers to 3 data centers. The new datacenter will have some servers from the 2 existing ones, which includes Goblin, the server that AIE plays on. This means, our datacenter that we were a part of will change to the new Datacenter, and we will have some existing servers and new servers that we will be matched with. Furthermore, we will have the ability to visit other servers within our Datacenter. This change will happen prior to release of Shadowbringers, April 23. Free transfers will also be available during this time, so, if you are not the same server with AIE and want to be, here is a chance to jump over and hang with us.

The Twitch Prime deal that will get you the starter edition is still going on until May 3rd. This will get you the base game, which is up to level 50, all A Realm Reborn content, including patch content up to the start of the 1st Expansion, and 30 days of game time. This is not a demo but the same level of content as if you shelled out the 20 bucks for the game. If you end up continuing, there are a few different subscription types, including a single character subscription if you so choose.

If you purchase the current expansion, you will get access to both Heavensward and Stormblood with a single purchase of Stormblood. Shadowbringers can be pre-ordered for the pre-order bonuses which are available today. If you do not have the expansions, getting Shadowbringers will not unlock the previous expansions until June 28th, the start of the headstart of Shadowbringers.

We’d love to have you in FFXIV with us. We have housing with stables, crafting stations, mini-games, workshops, and other items in the house to help you with your adventures. The #FFXIV channel in discord is very active and since the visual quality of the game is crazy, our folks do populate the screenshots channel in Discord frequently. If you are looking to join us, just roll up a character on Goblin, tell us the name in the Discord channel (#FFXIV) and we’ll get you in.

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

@Abovan

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

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

Ask Buxley – @AskBuxley
Overly Dramatic News – @HuntsTheWind

Next time, we’ll be talking to Max and Guest in SWTOR. And, just a shownote- it will be a Saturday the 20th due to Easter. 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 #316 – Molten Core has frozen over]]> https://aie-guild.org/?p=99945 2019-03-25T15:02:09Z 2019-03-25T15:02:09Z On this episode of The AIE Podcast… Tetsemi: We’re dividing, no that’s heading into The Division 2 Mewkow: Well if we’re not dividing, then we’re multiplying WoW Guilds Tetsemi: Celebrating Star Wars, it’s the Chicago Way Mewkow: Speaking of celebrations, […]]]>

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    Tetsemi: We’re dividing, no that’s heading into The Division 2
    Mewkow: Well if we’re not dividing, then we’re multiplying WoW Guilds
    Tetsemi: Celebrating Star Wars, it’s the Chicago Way
    Mewkow: Speaking of celebrations, let’s have a festival in ESO
    Tetsemi: And a new TFO has been released in STO

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode 316 of the the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mewkow: To my left is Tetsemi: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is an empty chair as Mkallah has travelled back to ye olde times in real life. This week we are talking with ourselves as we catch up on what we’ve been up to in gaming and in real life.

We’ll be digging into that shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Streaming and guild podcast news

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 284: Dev Behind The Curtain
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-284-dev-behind-the-curtain/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-284 stop by the PTS to check out the new preview window and talk about the “behind the curtain” developer blog post.

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 283: Dread Masters From Section X To Oricon
http://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-283-dread-masters-from-section-x-to-oricon/

This week @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-283 ride the Dread Master lore train from Section X to Oricon.

Working Class Nerds

Episode 40: Is John Redden Really the Night King?!?!
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/1005494

Marcus and Nick are joined by Dr. John Redden, Professor in the Physiology and Neurobiology department at the University of Connecticut to talk old-school MMO’s, their upcoming journey to Pax East and what they’re looking forward to in the FINAL SEASON of Game of Thrones.

Episode 39: Captain Marvel & Avengers: Endgame Trailer #2
https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/995791

Nick and Marcus are joined by WCN’s resident comic book expert, Ariel in a discussion about Captain Marvel AND the new trailer for Avengers: Endgame.
SPOILER ALERT: To Avoid Captain Marvel Spoilers, stop listening at 23:37.

Mandatory Fun Nights

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

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

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

NOMADS
“AIE Nomdas” in The Division 2. Started playing with the launch of the game, 18 members strong, and the clan has reached rank 10. A handful of players are already level 30 and doing world tier 4 content.

WoW
This just in many accents were mangled to bring you this news.

Play *Max’s segment here*

Alliance Races are now available in Umami. Please select your Alliance race/class combo when submitting an application for your new character. (Yes, character level is still limited to 100. We don’t mind what level you enter here!)

AIE WoW Alliance Guild!

WoW Q&A

Discussion of level squish, transmog (hide all slots except pants), removal of portals (adding a CoT Portal)

SWTOR
Game Update 5.10.2 ‘Heralds of Victory’ is on the Public Test Server right now and includes the new dynamic preview window and the new Guild Heraldry feature. Also, Bioware has bitten the development bullet and is re-working how interactable objects are created for the game. This effort will make world building, quest building, and probably just about everything easier to do and maintain in the future.

We are looking forward to news in April during Star Wars Celebration!

SWTOR Guild News
Pax East meetup in Boston on 3/29. If you think you can make it, hop into discord to find other people that are going and more info.

Star Wars Celebration – April 11th-15th in Chicago, There will be an AIE meetup coming as well as the SWTOR Cantina, which will be April 13th at 7:00pm CDT Marriot Marquis Chicago in the Grand Ballroom.

March MEGA was an awesome, possibly even EPIC night of guild pvp. April MEGA details to come.

MFN continues on Tuesday nights at 9PM Eastern, alternating weekly between the Imperial side and the Republic side. There is no gear requirement–literally. For some activities you may have to be level 50, though.

ESO
The Jester’s festival started on March 21st and will run until Tuesday April 2nd at 10am EST and during the event you get to use an item that will give you a 100% exp boost.

There is a jester located outside of Ebonheart, Vulkhel Guard, and Daggerfall. You can do one quest for them each day that will give a reward box. Also the first one you do each day has a chance for some unique style pages and mementos (plus 2 event ticket)s. Sadly, once again you can only earn the event ticket on one character per account per day.

Some of the achievements related to this event involves throwing 10 pies at people Thank you Looci for standing still and letting all of us AD folks toss pies at you for the first part of our MFN so we could get one of the achievements without needed to pelt strangers.

FFXIV
The FFXIV Japanese Fanfest has wrapped up. With Shadowbringer’s release, you’ll be available to adventure in the lands of Eorzea (and beyond) with two new races and two new classes!

For the races, we now have the female only Viera, and the male only Hrothgar, a race inspired by the Ronso of FF10. On top of that, after reaching level 60 in any other job, you’ll be able to take up the mantle of a Gunbreaker (a tank inspired by the gunblade wielders of FF8) and Dancer, a ranged dps using chakrams as their weapon to deal damage from afar while supporting their party with powerful dances

March 26 (that’s Tuesday!) Is patch 4.26, Requiem for Heroes – Part 2. MSQ will be wrapping up Stormblood and setting the stage for Shadowbringers.

April 23rd is the North American Data Center expansion and the start of the World Visit system. Free transfer will be available will lessened restrictions, from April 23rd to May 6.

AIE is on Goblin, our server will be moved to the new Crystal Data center. AIE will not be moving servers so that means grouping with AIE members will need you to be on the Crystal Data center.

Although, we’d love to see you on Goblin and with the AIE FC, we do realize that some of you have other commitments, communities, as well. As such, we do also run a cross world linkshell. AIE FC members, AIE community members and friends of AIE are welcome to join. Please drop in the discord or an officer to get an invite.

But most importantly, more Hildabrand on patch 4.56.

STO
There has also been a new TFO released this week, Peril over Pahvo. This is continuing the Mirror of Discovery story line and takes place in orbit over Pahvo. Complete the TFO on 14 different days to earn the Terran Guerilla Combat Armor in addition to marks, dilithium, and three Featured TFO Reward Boxes. The event lasts a little under 3 weeks

And with that, let’s find out what we’ve been up to lately.

GAME NEWS
Mewkow

Tetsemi

Anthem – Got to level 30 and have been poking into GM1 Strongholds and Missions and finally ticked over to Masterwork Colossus. The only piece that’s not Masterwork is my Z Shield, can’t seem to get anything to drop for it. I’ve got 2 of the 3 reputations through level 3 and working on the Sentinel reputation, ½ way to level 3. Also started equipping the other mechs with universal gear from the Colossus runs so they’re all rare/epic level right now, but still have slots with white quality in them because it’s javelin specific drops.

Role Playing D&D – We solved the murder on the flying boat, it was a gnome who finally snapped after one too many people ran over him and/or didn’t notice he was there and would cut in front of him, steal his food, etc. The last person to trip over him, was a druid, and he snapped, grabbed a ceremonial vine she had on her wrist and strangled her with it. He would have got away with it too, if he hadn’t kept the vine on him.

WoW – FERT Raiding, finally got King Rastakhan down and Mekatorque and tried Blockade which lived up to it’s name so we’ve reset for the week.
Almost have my necklace to level 44 (I need to knock out 4 islands before Tuesday to put it over the top) so I’m happy with the pace I’m keeping on it.
Finished the War Story (as it is so far) on both Horde and Alliance and really enjoying seeing it from both sides.

I have all the allied races unlocked and currently am focused on my Mah’gar Orc Shaman who just hit Northrend. Once she’s done, I’ll focus on my Zandalari Paladin for her armor and then hopefully they’re done with allied races for this expansion so I can flip over to AIE Alliance and level up my Void Elf Hunter, Dark Iron Paladin, Kul Tiran Druid (of course), Light Forged Dranaei Paladin, and Dwarf Hunter (for the heritage armor). I really love the idea of the allied races and their heritage armor, but c’mon, 90 to 100 levels is just … getting … old. I realize the leveling has been sped up, but mentally, it’s just such a daunting number.

Level squish / Paragon levels (discussion)

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

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

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

Ask Buxley – @AskBuxley
Overly Dramatic News – @HuntsTheWind

Next time, we’ll be talking to Abovan and a special guest in FFXIV. So until then, AIE…

– This is Mewkow
– This is Tetsemi

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.

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Max <![CDATA[AIE WoW Alliance Guild!]]> https://aie-guild.org/?p=99911 2019-03-17T04:24:43Z 2019-03-17T04:24:43Z Hello AIE! No, it is not April 1st! For several years, AIE community members have been asking us if we have an Alliance guild in WoW. The evolution of WoW and gaming in general has made it more interesting than […]]]>

Hello AIE!

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

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

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

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

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

For the Horde… and the Alliance!

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

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