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April 25, 2017

    LotRO gaming:

       Update 20.1.1 release notes.  Fixes.


April 24, 2017

    LotRO gaming:
       Box run: 6-man Glinghant


April 23, 2017 Sunday

Sunday Meeting: 5pm EST (GMT-5) (UTC-5) (LotRO /servertime 5:00pm)
    The meeting is in the AIM room named Valar Guild Meetingplace. Come on in or ask VardaValar 1 or ArPharazonV for an invitation.
    The AIM version we are currently using may be picked up at https://en.vessoft.com/software/windows/download/aim. The old version no longer works.
Meeting Transcript by Ar-Pharazon and Varda
Attending: (6)
    Arien,  Ar-Pharazon, Elladan, Eonwe, Gilraen, Varda (presiding)
Membership
Web:
    Tolkien Site / Timeline: the Fourth Age bare bones table info is now online.
Gaming:
    General gaming report by Eonwe with others adding in.
Tolkien:
    Topic: Main events of the Fellowship of the Ring and of the Two Towers. Started RotK but time ran out, so that's next week's topic.
After-meeting:
    Flash-gaming Reviews by Ar-Pharazon of:
       http://www.kongregate.com/games/targaciej/swipe-stop
       http://www.onemorelevel.com/game/the_raccon_who_lost_their_shape
       http://www.kongregate.com/games/nerdook/monster-legions
    Blizzard gaming by Ar-Pharazon


April 22, 2017 Saturday

    LotRO gaming:
       We can do Year 1 and Year 2 quests starting April 20. (Guide links from the Dept of Strategy)
       Year 3 April 27
       Year 4 May 4
       Year 5 May 11
       Year 6 May 18
       Year 7 May 25
       Year 8 June 1
       Year 9 June 8
       Year 10 June 15
       End Event July 13.


April 20, 2017 Thursday

    LotRO gaming:
       Happy 10th Anniversary, Lord of the Rings Online!
 

April 17, 2017 Monday

    LotRO gaming:
       Featured Instance aka Box Run this week: 6-man Lost Temple.
       Downtime tomorrow 8 a.m. to noon, to put up Update 20.1
          Thursday Scavenger Hunt starting with Runble at the Party Tree.


April 16, 2017 Sunday

Happy Easter!

Sunday Meeting: 5pm EST (GMT-5) (UTC-5) (LotRO /servertime 5:00pm)
    The meeting is in the AIM room named Valar Guild Meetingplace. Come on in or ask VardaValar 1 or ArPharazonV for an invitation.
    The AIM version we are currently using may be picked up at https://en.vessoft.com/software/windows/download/aim. The old version no longer works.
Meeting Transcript by Ar-Pharazon and Varda. New, with timestamps by Ar-Pharazon.
Attending (and at least said something making them visible): (5)
    Arien-(Valar), ArPharazon-(V), Elladan-(V), Eonwe-(Valar), Varda-(Valar) (presiding)
Membership
Web
Gaming:
    General gaming report by Ar-Pharazon and others
Tolkien:
    Topic: What brings joy to the various races in Middle-earth? We started with Orcs.
After-meeting:
    Tolkien topic continues
    Flashgaming Reviews by Ar-Pharazon
    Personal gaming report by Ar-Pharazon
    Joining into actual gaming by members in LotRO


April 13, 2017 Thursday

    LotRO:
       Extra experience this weekend starting today, for VIP's.


April 10, 2017 Monday

May your Passover go well.

    LotRO:
       Box run (featured instance) this week: 12-man "Flight to the Lonely Mountain".
       Weekly Coupon: free Universal Ingredient Pack with thecode CRAFTER, through April 13th
       The LotRO store's opening in a browser is a temporary work-around while they work out coding with several companies that are involved in payments.


April 9, 2017 Sunday

Sunday Meeting: 5pm EST (GMT-5) (UTC-5) (LotRO /servertime 5:00pm)
    The meeting is in the AIM room named Valar Guild Meetingplace. Come on in or ask VardaValar 1 or ArPharazonV for an invitation.
    The AIM version we are currently using may be picked up at https://en.vessoft.com/software/windows/download/aim
Meeting Transcript by Ar-Pharazon and Varda
Attending: (6):
    Arien, Ar-Pharazon, Elladan, Eonwe, Lenwe, Varda (presiding)
Gaming:
    General gaming report by Eonwe and several members.
Tolkien:
    Topic: Terraforming in Tolkien
    RP forum story discussion
After-meeting:
    Flashgaming Reviews by Ar-Pharazon
    Personal gaming by Ar-Pharazon and Arien


April 6, 2017 Thursday

    LotRO:
       Hobnangians is going from today until the 10th.
       Spring Festival continues through the 9th, extended.
       Events Schedule by Cordovan.
       April 20 - May 9 LotRO Anniversary


April 3, 2017 Monday

    Gaming / LotRO:

       "Sword Halls of Dol Guldur" 3-man is the featured instance box run this week.


April 2, 2017

Sunday Meeting: 5pm EST (GMT-5) (UTC-5) (LotRO /servertime 5:00pm)
    The meeting is in the AIM room named Valar Guild Meetingplace. Come on in or ask VardaValar 1 or ArPharazonV for an invitation.
    The AIM version we are currently using may be picked up at https://en.vessoft.com/software/windows/download/aim
Meeting Transcript by Ar-Pharazon and Varda
Membership:
    The 20th Anniversary of the Valar Guild is coming up in October. What would you like to do for it? Feel free to tell us at an AIM meeting, email Varda, or talk in-game.
Web:
    Poetry: "Kiera's Desire" by Arien-(Valar). Rogue in World of WarCraft goes Tolkienesque.
    Previous news for this year is now in the 2017 archives, so the News should load up faster, yay! All previous news archives should now be updated to show the 2017 archives. Lets make some new news!
Gaming:
    LotRO: Spring Festival extended to April 9
    General gaming report by Eonwe and several members.
Additional Stuff:
    Gilraen's suggested link for a crocheted scale-mail hood.
    This October will be the 20th Anniversary of the Valar Guild. Time to think ahead.
Tolkien:
    Topic: Theme: It's not giving in to the belief that there's no way you can win, even giving your life for it, that the attempt to win is still worth it.
After-meeting:
    Link to audio book of "Children of Hurin" read by Christopher Lee.
    Flashgaming Reviews by Ar-Pharazon
    Personal gaming by Ar-Pharazon and Arien
    Tee-shirts
    Headed into games.


April 1, 2017

    I could put something here, but you'd never believe it.


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