To the Membership of the Valar Guild, greetings and salutations on the 15th Anniversary of the Valar Guild.
Prior to the Games Site Mass-Update, we had a total of 156 members listed on the Games Site playing 19 games. Of these 156, 70 had gaming info listed on the Games Site, and 86 had nothing listed. Of those 18 games played:
One member played each of:
Battle for Middle-Earth, Battle for Middle-Earth 2, Dark Age of Camelot, Everquest 2, Guild Wars, League of Legends, Runes of Magic, Second Life, Starcraft, Team Fortress 2, Trackmania United, Warcraft 2, Warcraft 3
Three members played Dark Age of Camelot.
Two members played Eve Online and Rift.
Five members played Starcraft 2.
Seven members played Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Twenty members played World of Warcraft.
Fifty-five members played Lord of the Rings Online. Before the Games Site Mass-Update, Lord of the Rings Online constituted approximately 35% of our total membership, dropping from slightly over 50% last year.
On September 01, 2011, the Games Site Mass-Update began, with letters going out a couple of days later notifying all members to send in their most recent gaming information. The gaming slate was wiped clean; as per standard, no information was kept on the Player Listing from the previous year. 126 Full Members with e-mails listed on the Member Activity page were sent GSMU e-mails,. 15 of which returned undeliverable. Of those remaining 111 members, 23 responded. I gleaned a further 28 names and gaming info from the rosters of the Lord of the Rings Online and World of Warcraft branches. The criterion for this gleaning is that a member’s character within the guild branch must have logged in no more than 90 days (3 months) ago.
In accordance with current membership numbers, the Games Site now reflects 157 Full Members and Members of Honor playing 15 games. Out of these, 52 members now have gaming information by their name.
Lord of the Rings Online is once again our strongest, with 43 members admitting to playing.
World of Warcraft is second, with 14 members admitting to playing, most of those on the official guild server Lothar.
Diablo 3 has seven members playing, and as all three servers are available in all regions, only playing times and the limit of four people per game can separate them from each other.
Starcraft 2 still has five members admitting to playing.
Guild Wars 2 has three people playing.
Two members each admit to playing:
Dark Age of Camelot, Eve, Everquest 2, League of Legends, Star Wars: The Old Republic
One member plays each of:
MLP Online, Minecraft, Star Trek Online, Starcraft, Warcraft 3.
This concludes the State of Valar Gaming Report for 2012. All gaming info should be available on the Games Site, and as always all members are encouraged to review their gaming info to ensure it is correct.
May the stars shine upon your faces.