|04-22-07:||Welcome to all new members!|
Remember to keep your gaming information up-to-date!
|04-12-07:||LotRO Collector's Edition officially announced! Check out the goodies here!
|03-25-07:||Congrats to Finduilas for passing her Maia test and becoming Arien!
|03-11-07:||Congrats to Orodreth for passing his Maia test and becoming Pallando!
|02-14-07:||Happy Valentine's Day!|
LotRO NDA lifted! Beta testers can now talk about the game! See here!
|01-29-07:||The Burning Crusade is out! LotRO street date announced! Special offer for Pre-Orders! Go take a look!
|Happy New Year!!!
|11-05-06:||The WoW: Burning Crusade street date has been set!|
New info on LotRO Places: Crickhollow and the Trollshaws! New info on a person: Elrond! Check them out here!
|11-05-06:||New from Blizzard:
Warcraft Encyclopedia! Check it out!|
New info on LotRO creatures: Sickle Flies! Also more skills! Check them out here!
|10-23-06:||Welcome to the Valar Guild, Dis!
|10-19-06:||New info for the Burning Crusade! Looking for
Group info out! More updates for skills and talents! Check it out
New LotRO diary! Check it out here!
|10-15-06:||LotRO News: Skills for the classes released!
Check out the LotRO Site.|
WoW Burning Crusade News: Hunter Talents released and updated, talents for other classes updated!
|10-04-06:||Happy Ninth Anniversary, Valar Guild!!!!
|09-24-06:||LotRO News: New Place of Interest (Prancing Pony).
Check out the LotRO Site.|
Blizzard's Community site and forums seem to be having some issues. Talent and Spell info for the Priest was released a couple of weeks ago. An interactive map of Outland is also out.
|09-20-06:||LotRO News: New Place of Interest (Bree),
new screenshots, new developer Diary (Disambiguation), and the Beta's going. We've got members who are in it,
but can't say who. If you're in, contact Varda and she can help you get with other Valar Guild members there.
Check out the LotRO Site.|
|09-10-06:||The final batch of LotRO Alpha Journals have been posted, and
the beta phase has officially begun! For North America at least. Pre-Beta is beginning for European players.|
Gwaihir has posted some links to Burning Crusade animations for Draenei and Blood Elves on our Forum.
|08-31-06:||Blizzard has released information on talents
and spells we will find for 6 classes in the Burning Crusade expansion.
Check them out!|
We also have a new Place of Interest from Turbine: Sandyman's Mill!
|08-18-06:||The Party Tree has been announced as a new
place of interest in LotRO.|
Also, EA is creating an expansion for Battle for Middle-Earth 2. This will allow players to take control of the Witch-King's armies as he rises to power over Angmar and challenges the might of Arnor.
Earendil told us of a new MMO in the works called Vanguard. Check out his descriptions in the meeting news, or check out the site.
|08-18-06:||You can now toggle between the blue background
and image background versions of the Games Page by clicking on the page title above.|
Blizzard has released more info on the Naaru, the race that taught the Draenei about the Light. Read about it here.
Turbine has released info on another location in LotRO, The Forsaken Inn.
|08-16-06:||There is a sortable table for Uldaman players
now, given under the Lothar players table. Give it a try!|
In LotRO news, a new Dev Diary has been put up, telling about the crafting system. Check out Gandalf vs. Voltron.
In WoW news, check out some of the previews of the expansion at the sites listed on Blizzard's WoW Community Page. In one, Blizzard mentions that raids in the expansion will be limited to 25 players, at least for the forseeable future.
|08-13-06:||I've made some adjustments to the Sortable
Player Table so it works correctly now, and have made other adjustments as well. For text columns,
empty spaces will now say "Unknown" when there's no info for that spot, and Numerical will give a
"-1" to symbolize we don't have that info. This helps the sorting be more beneficial.|
I've also arranged it so that the Players by Game choices will be Alphabetical, Enjoy!
Also, Turbine has released info on a place and a creature for LotRO: Bag End and Bog-Lurkers, respectively.
|08-08-06:||I made some adjustments to the Games Page to
be more efficient, so that means less space used on the server. Plus, I'm testing out some tables for
lists of players and stats that will let you sort by the info. For now, these will be linked on the left
at the bottom under the heading "Sortable Game Player Tables. Give it a try!|
Also, Turbine has begun the Alpha stage for LotRO, which will cover both the alpha and beta testing phases for the game. For more info, check out this.
|08-01-06:||Turbine has changed their minds about raids
in LotRO. It seems there will indeed be raids, but the largest will hold no more than 24 people, or 4
fellowships. This also confirms a fellowship(group) size of 6. For more info, read
Blizzard has also announced the official list of classes for the Draenei and Blood Elves. The Blood Elves are interestingly short of warriors. Take a look at the WoW: Burning Crusade page for more info.
|06-25-06:||Blizzard announced a couple of days ago that,
with the Burning Crusade Expansion to World of Warcraft, the Alliance will have access to Shaman via the
Draenei and the Horde access to Paladins via the Blood Elves. For more info see
In addition, the LotRO Community Site has released info on another place and a person of interest: The former is the Withywindle, and the latter Tom Bombadil. Looks like LotRO joins the small and relatively notable list of incarnations of Lord of the Rings that feature our favorite merry old fellow.
I've also changed the news color in order to more perfectly find that balance between reading against a dark and light background.
|06-23-06:||The Valar Guild Games Page version 3.0 has
been released! There are now two versions of the Games Page. Entering via index.php takes you to the
version with a nice image as a background (set your monitor to 1280x 1024 and use full screen mode for
correct viewing). Using index.htm will take you to the version friendly to those with slow connections
and lower resolutions. Assuming your computer caches pages, though, it's really only one slow load for
the background image, so you make the call :}|
With the new games page comes the following changes: