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Anniversary of the Valar Guild
October 2, 2011 plus updates
AIM Marathon chat
Annual report on the State
of Valar Gaming
When is the 14th Anniversary?
October 4, 2011. That's a Tuesday.
What happened worthy of an anniversary celebration?
We were founded October 4, 1997 in our current
form by Eru-(Valar) with the able assistance of Manwe-(Valar). As the
group became larger and included more areas, organization later passed
to the Council of Mahanaxar. Some members helped the Council even as
the Maiar and Free Peoples helped their brothers, the Valar, in the
books. Eru-(Valar) set the vision of a haven from the unpleasantness
ruining the Diablo 1 community by bringing together like-minded folk
who were literate, courteous and wanted to actually play the game. He
set the goal of literacy and similar ideals and tastes by requiring
that members have completed reading the Lord of the Rings
and liked it (It's hard to finish for people who don't like it!)
Manwe-(Valar) set the ambience of friendly light-heartedness,
remembering that we are *playing a game* with other good folk. From
there we went on as a co-operating, communicating unit into new games
while working together to create a Tolkien Site as a service to all
other fans of Tolkien's works.
Where? AIM room (reachable also by Trillian and
Pidgin) Valar Guild Meetingplace
When? Starting Sunday meeting Oct. 2, ending after
the Sunday meeting Oct. 9, 2011.
Who? All members of any kind and guild-friends.
Doing what? Guild members and guild-friends
endeavor to keep our AIM meeting place continuously open or as near to
it as possible from the Sunday meeting on October 2, 2011 through the
Sunday meeting October 9. This is a way to participate in the
anniversary nuttiness with other members even if you can't game or put
up anything for the Tolkien Site. This is also a nifty way to see
members from all parts of our pan-game or Tolkien Site only,
Participants spotted so far:
Arien, Ar-Pharazon, Bombur, Eonwe, Fladrif, Galdor, Gilraen, Gwaihir,
Menelvagor, and Varda.
We have a thread
where you can say plan, report, or say things like "Yay 14th!" and
Tolkien Site Contributions:
Redeemed" by Arien-(Valar)
World of WarCraft:
Oct. 4 at 7pm Eastern / 6pm Central:
We shot fireworks in
World of Warcraft in a run to all major towns, including special
effects given off by our characters with yells of "Happy 14th
Anniversary, Valar Guild!". This was restricted to the
Lothar server branch due to timing problems.
Participants: Eonwe, Eowyn, Sauron. Varda came to
the first town. Eowyn and Sauron made fireworks.
Screenshots will be going up at the Games Site.
Lord of the Rings Online:
was a good time to wear party clothes (cosmetic system), play music
(shared abc files, ask Miriel for a copy), and ride horses together.
Hunter ports and captain summons helped travel.
1pm Eastern (19:00 CET) met at the kin house
then went to Bree for playing music and shooting fireworks, some from
the roof of the Prancing Pony!
Participants: Annael, Cirdan,
Irmo, Miriel, Hurin, Ulmo, and Varda.
8pm Eastern met
at Bree. This could be a good time to wear party
clothes! Hunters can port (and captains can summon late-comers) to the
main cities. A person will be picked to yell "Happy 14th Anniversary,
Valar Guild!" and then we blast fireworks and jump to the next location.
Annael, Arien, Bofur (as Dagr), Cirdan, Gorlim, Hurin, Ulmo, and Varda.
For folks who couldn't come at the scheduled
times (or forgot, would we do that?), they could
solo or grab kin and guild-friends at a time of day that worked,
collect fireworks from the kin house, and travel together to do the
on the Forum.