Valar Guild

Home   News   News Archives   Membership   Forum   Links   Contact    Frames

News:


May 21, 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.
    We are considering Discord for our across-platform meetings, if we get enough members using it. The plan right now is to have both up at the same time.


May 18, 2107 Thursday

    LotRO:
       Year 6 begins. Don't forget to /pat the cat right there at the Party Tree.


May 17, 2017 Tuesday

    LotRO:
       Interesting where the Black Gate art for the LotRO splash screen came from.


May 15, 2017 Monday

    LotRO:
       Box run: 3-man Sword-hall of Dol Guldur.


May 14, 2017 Sunday

Happy Mother's Day!

    LotRO:
       2:30 or 3 p.m. for the actual run of Roving Threats with guild-friend Mosby, the Palantiri kin-leader.  Give him a a tell for an invitation. The run is with Sleepless Knights.

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.
Meeting Transcript by Ar-Pharazon and Varda
Attending: (4)
    Arien, Ar-Pharazon, Elladan, and Varda (presiding)
    Gil-galad by relay from LotRO concerning Discord program.
Membership
Web:
    Discord program possibly taking the place of both our AIM and Ventrilo in the future. Downloads now being tried.
       If you need to get a new password and use Firefox, you may need to unblock gmail pop-ups to see more than just the picture of a key.
       Varda#7923 and the Valar Guild (aka VG server on the ID on the left side) were created back in 2015 when Discord was in alpha; the room and ID are still there for you.
            Ask Varda for an invite once you have Discord.
Gaming:
    General gaming report
    Who was in-game reports
Tolkien:
    Topic: Tolkien showed a wide variety of relationships between couples. We go over a few of these.
After-meeting:
    Flash-gaming Reviews by Ar-Pharazon for:
       http://www.onemorelevel.com/game/doodle_history
       http://www.onemorelevel.com/game/mathsweeper
       http://www.onemorelevel.com/game/transcube


May 13, 2017 Saturday

    LotRO:
       2:30 or 3 p.m. RT quests with Mosby
. Today start at DA for OA, Linhir, Ethring, and DA.
       Tips on some of the Years / Reflections quests. Some of the areas have been revamped, meaning the whole long line may need re-done for your character as the instance will not show at the Reflecting Pool.
          Year 2: "Beneath the Greenfields": start at Little Delving in the Shire. (Varda)
          Year 5: "A Trap for the Creature" Gollum quest: start in the Trollshaws at the Last Bridge between the Lone-lands and the Trollshaws; Barachen's Camp is nearby. (Gil-galad)
          Year 5: Remembrances at Forochel Ice Bay are all in or around Suri-kyla.


May 11, 2017 Thursday

    LotRO:
       Anniversary Year 5 begins.


May 8, 2017 Monday

    LotRO:
       Box run: 3-man Seat of the Great Goblin


May 7, 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.
Meeting Transcript by Ar-Pharazon and Varda
Attending (and at least said something making them visible): (5)
    Arien, Ar-Pharazon, Elladan, Eonwe, and Varda (presiding)
Membership
Web:
    Timeline: Great Years started.
Gaming:
    General gaming report by Eonwe and others.
Tolkien:
    Topic: Some characters had similar roles, yet they were very different personalities and filled them differently even when doing just as well in their own ways.
After-meeting:
    Flashgaming Reviews by Ar-Pharazon
    Personal gaming by Ar-Pharazon


May 4, 2017

    LotRO gaming:
       Year 4 questing begins!
       Anniversary events end May 8.
       Scavenger events end  July 13.
       Hobnangians runs through May 8.


May 1, 2017

    LotRO gaming:
       Box run this week is 6-man Wraith of Earth, in Fornost.

top

April 30, 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.
Meeting Transcript by Ar-Pharazon and Varda (to be put up)
Attending: (6)
    Arien, Ar-Pharazon, Elladan, Eonwe, Lenwe, and Varda (presiding)
Membership
Web:
    Tolkien Site / Articles: 
        More work done today on the Timeline for the Third Age.
Gaming:
    General gaming report by Eonwe
Tolkien:
    Topic: Strategies and tactics in Gandalf vs Sauron, focusing on the Return of the King.
After-meeting:
    More on the Tolkien topic
    Flashgaming Reviews by Ar-Pharazon for:
        http://www.onemorelevel.com/game/ccatch
        http://www.onemorelevel.com/game/balloon_frvr
        http://www.kongregate.com/games/camaleonyco/moby-dick-2
   

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). Anniversary events start April 20.
       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 of the Scavenger hunt events will be July 13.
       End of the Anniversary events will be May 8.


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.


top

News Archives:

General News:
Specialty News:
2017 News Archive
Art News 2005 - 2017
2016 News Archive
Article News 2005 - 2017
2015 News Archive
Humor News
2014 New Archive
Music News 2008 - 2009
2013 News Archive
Poetry News 2004 - 2017
2012 News Archive
Story News 2004 - 2017
2011 News Archive
Gaming News  (has archives)
2010 News Archive Anniverary pages since Oct. 4, 1997:
2007 - 2016
2009 News Archive State of Valar Gaming: 2004 - 2016
2008 News Archive Games Site Mass Update (GSMU):
2011 - 2016
2007 News Archive
2006 News Archive
2005 News Archive
2004 News Archive
2003 News Archive
2002 News Archive
2001 News Archive
2000 News Archive
1999 News Archive
1998 News Archive
1997 has no news archive.

top