Valar Guild

May 13, 2007 Meeting

5pm EST (GMT - 5); (GMT = 22:00)
AIM: Valar Guild Meetingplace

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Transcript work by: 
Ar-Pharazon-(V) and Varda-(Valar)

Attending: (13)
    Aerandir V/mordacil, Alatarvalar1, AriehnV, ArPharazonV, Bombur-(V)/MrMonkey2002Blah, Elrond-(V)/RingCast, Elros-(V)/LouieKisKowsKi, Eonwe Valar, Fladrifv, Gelmir-(V)/Shaggyjoe, Menelvagor Valar, Oropher-(V)/MJKeenan1234, VardaValar1(presiding)

Meeting begins
    Three new Full Members
    RingCast site by Elrond-(V) about LotRO including Podcasts. Told during After-meeting.
    Special days for our main MMORPG's
    Non-MMORPG gaming
    WoW: Argent Dawn, Lothar, Uldaman
    Topic 1 from Fladrif-(V): What trades are made due to all influences from abroad like films, fan art, and movies?
    Topic 2 from Varda-(Valar): Who were mothers that we saw in Middle-earth?

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ArPharazonV: Aiya
Fladrifv: Aiya
VardaValar1: Aiya
Fladrifv:  [part of an AIM alternative discussion]
VardaValar1: I'll start inviting
VardaValar1: Think of a Tolkien topic if you can : )
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VardaValar1: Time outs are very fast on this inviter
VardaValar1: Aiya : )
AriehnV: Aiya there :-)
VardaValar1: Trying to bring in the LotRO group : )
AriehnV: hehe cant get them out there , eh?
VardaValar1: getting names straight apparently
AriehnV: who is having trouble with names here??
AriehnV: /me looks innocently
VardaValar1: Not that way
VardaValar1: Need the right AIM names
Fladrifv: Finduariehn?
AriehnV: ah i see
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VardaValar1: The group in the North Trollshaws is probably not going to make it.
VardaValar1: Aiya : )
Eonwe Valar: Heya
AriehnV: Aiya there
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LouieKisKowsKi: aiya
VardaValar1: Aiya
LouieKisKowsKi: I cannot stay but i wanted to say hello
Alatarvalar1: Aiya! (Made it)
ArPharazonV: Aiya all
LouieKisKowsKi: happy mothers day to all who qualify
LouieKisKowsKi: namarie
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Eonwe Valar: Heya and good-bye to Elros, heh.
Eonwe Valar: Heya Alatar.
RingCast has entered the room.
Eonwe Valar: and Bombur
VardaValar1: Aiya
Eonwe Valar: Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers of the Guild.
VardaValar1: They were both accidentally invited to a misspelled chat room. Left out a g
VardaValar1: Thank you : )
RingCast: Aiya, am fighting
VardaValar1: Eonwe, I am having trouble with AIM Triton on this computer. Might need to re-invite
Eonwe Valar: Ok
VardaValar1: They will think we are spamming them. ; )
VardaValar1: Sorry folks
Menelvagor Valar has entered the room.
Eonwe Valar: Heya to our new Elrond.
VardaValar1: Heya Menelvagor
Menelvagor Valar: Aiya!
RingCast: Aiya
VardaValar1: Guess the rest of the LotRO group is not coming.
RingCast: We are in nasty area
VardaValar1: Right now, in there are Beleg, (me), Irmo, Miriel, Melkor, Alatar, Morwe, and Trelon
VardaValar1: Aye. North Trollshaws

VardaValar1: Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo!
VardaValar1: Membership News:
VardaValar1: Three new Full Members joined this week from LotRO
VardaValar1: Morwe-(V), Elrond-(V) who is here, and Dirhavel-(V)
VardaValar1: Elrond, you are in a fight still?
RingCast: yes
VardaValar1: Ok, we'll let you introduce yourself another time : )
VardaValar1: Any further Membership news?

VardaValar1: Web News:
VardaValar1: A story from Cassia and Siobhan is currently being edited but should be up during the week.
VardaValar1: Otherwise, I have no new webwork. Anyone else?

VardaValar1: Gaming Reports:
VardaValar1: We now have a special day for each of the large branches.
VardaValar1: Monday is for LotRO, Wednesday for WoW Uldaman, Thursday for WoW Argent Dawn, Friday for WoW Lothar server.
VardaValar1: Most of you know these already, although Thursday is new.
VardaValar1: Has anyone played a game this week that is not LotRO or WoW? : )
ArPharazonV: More Empire Earth: Art of Conquest
Eonwe Valar: I played Guitar Hero 2, heh.
Fladrifv: Starwars galaxy trail
Eonwe Valar: and Kirby Canvas Curse.
AriehnV: Played a bit Frozen Throne and Well of Soul :-) Managed to save two ships ;-)
ArPharazonV: at the moment I'm playing Julius Caesar chasing Pompey around Greece...
MrMonkey2002Blah: I played Hearts of Iron 2... It's a turnbased strat based in WW2 era.
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VardaValar1: Sounds like quite a variety
VardaValar1: Any of you have the same games you just heard mentioned?
Fladrifv: all of them :-)
VardaValar1: Nice! Fladrif can join up with any of you : )
VardaValar1: Don't forget you can use AIM to call to each other for a game, rather as we were using Battlenet : )
VardaValar1: LotRO Report for Monday:
VardaValar1: Alatar, Ancalagon, Arminas, Beleg, Finduilas, Irmo, Legolas, Melkor, Merry, Miriel, Orome, and Varda.
VardaValar1: Those were the ones I saw : )
VardaValar1: We had higher level grouping with those in their 30's and lower level grouping for those in their upper teens.
VardaValar1: Leveling, questing, crafting, swapping, chatting.
VardaValar1: I do not know which quests were going on, but a lot of people were grouped with each other
VardaValar1: Arien, WoW Argent Dawn report?
AriehnV: Yes indeed
AriehnV: a short one ;-)
VardaValar1: Go ahead, please : )
AriehnV: On thursday Pharazons Rogue, Caldros, and my Shaman Draeneivrin got together to search for a certain gem
AriehnV: at Mog Rosh Stronghold
AriehnV: There we met two other fellow fighters interested in those ogres, joined forces and after a little while we found the gem , after which we helped the other two to bring down Chok Sul
AriehnV: Caldros promised Draeneivrin to make two water breathing potions, so cooperation seems to work
AriehnV: She will start her water Quest
AriehnV: And report from the outlands is that Finduilasse reached the fulness of age, meaning lvl 70 :-)
AriehnV: this endeth my report
AriehnV: anything to add, Phara?
VardaValar1: Thank ou, Arien, and congrats on topping out on the levels!
ArPharazonV: oh, yes
ArPharazonV: I couldn't remember the exact name of the shaman who wanted the potions, so I sent them to Finduilaswen
ArPharazonV: you'll have to pass them along
AriehnV: oki dok , will do
ArPharazonV: allright, I don't think I have anything else to add
VardaValar1: Thanks, Phar
VardaValar1: Fladrif, go ahead.
Fladrifv: Thank you Varda
Fladrifv: I want to add that I will quit wow for some time
Fladrifv: the reason for this is that mmorpg games take too much time and focus too much on one game, in change I will play more different games now
Fladrifv: also will I move badk to warcraft3
VardaValar1: Will you be in East?
VardaValar1: Valar channel? : )
Fladrifv: so sorry you people on wow,
Fladrifv: thanks for the good time :-)
AriehnV: /me lets out a long drawn sigh
Fladrifv: *pats Arien and burns some branches*
VardaValar1: You folks also have WC3 and might catch him there sometimes.
Fladrifv: and plan to battle with arphar and more on different games
Eonwe Valar: *Seizes this moment to remind everyone to keep their gaming info up-to-date on the Games Page*
ArPharazonV: sounds good to me.. I'll still be playing WoW, but after getting exalted with the n-th faction this week I'm running out of things to do with my main, so I'm allright with playing other games from time to time :-)
VardaValar1: Thanks, Fladrif and everyone
VardaValar1: The best way to keep the Games Page up to date is to email Eonwe
VardaValar1: WoW Lothar report, Eonwe?
Eonwe Valar: I'm afraid after long hours for finals week, I didn't spend much time at all on WoW Friday.
VardaValar1: Sounds as if you have your priorities straight. : )
Eonwe Valar: I know Fangorn and Bilbo were playing together, and Elwing came on before I left.
Eonwe Valar: That's all I have to tell.
VardaValar1: Thank you, Eonwe : )
VardaValar1: WoW Uldaman. I was late and missed Elwing. So it was a similar story.
VardaValar1: We need those players in here to report. : )
VardaValar1: At least it keeps the gaming section short. ;-)

VardaValar1: Tolkien:
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VardaValar1: Fladrif was just mentioning how difficult it is to make any story or art or game match with every person's imagination of it.
VardaValar1: Does this mean, however, that we should not do any story, art, or game based on a book?
VardaValar1: It does mess with the individual's imagination of the book, seeing another interpretation.
VardaValar1: The person may even feel angry, seeing his favorite parts rendered in a way not fitting his thoughts.
Eonwe Valar: I think if adequate attempts are made to stick to the established lore/spirit of said lore, there's nothing wrong with it. In the case of games, involvement of the story's creator helps.
VardaValar1: We've seen this over and over in rants from a great many people.
Fladrifv: Im interested in what trades are made due to all influences from abroad like films fan art and movies
VardaValar1: JRRT is not alive to help PJ or LotRO. What do we do there?
Eonwe Valar: Christopher Tolkien is. I think he's dug through his father's lore enough to qualify at least as a substitute.
VardaValar1: I have seen so many versions of any particular character, that I am rather toughened to new ideas. Such as that one is cool, that one is really off.
VardaValar1: But I enjoy seeing the various interpretations, or could not run our Tolkien site. ; )
VardaValar1: I doubt if we can consult Christopher for every story or image. But I wonder what he thinks of Balrog wings. ; )
VardaValar1: He might actually know!
VardaValar1: Do we have another topic?
VardaValar1: Who were mothers that we saw in Middle-earth? : )
Eonwe Valar: Rose Gamgee :}
ArPharazonV: Gilraen
VardaValar1: Celebrian
Eonwe Valar: Galadriel
VardaValar1: Elwing
Eonwe Valar: *nudges room* There's plenty to choose from :}
ArPharazonV: Aredhel
VardaValar1: Arwen
ArPharazonV: Idril
VardaValar1: (Irmo says hi)
VardaValar1: He's heading for bed
ArPharazonV: Miriel, Indis...
ArPharazonV: Luthien
ArPharazonV: Melian
ArPharazonV: so many indeed!
VardaValar1: Lobelia
VardaValar1: Ok, guess we're pretty much not here. : )
VardaValar1: *bangs gavel*
VardaValar1: Go party!
ArPharazonV: I'm here!
VardaValar1: (Beleg just suggested Lobelia)
VardaValar1: Hiya Phar : )
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VardaValar1: Merry is in LotRO now
VardaValar1: Beleg, Merry and I are getting into talking about the Fall of Gondolin
VardaValar1: Irmo calls "Melian" as he logs off. : )
Eonwe Valar: Morwen
Eonwe Valar: Ungoliant.
VardaValar1: ohh
VardaValar1: I"m passing these to the LotRO crowd :-)
ArPharazonV: Ungoliant's a good one!
Eonwe Valar: \No one ever thinks about the evil ones :}
VardaValar1: Lobelia wasn't exactly evil...
VardaValar1: They got a kick out of Ungoliant : )
VardaValar1: Aredhel is getting a mention again, but people are also giving who they are mother of. : )


VardaValar1: Don't guess RingCast/Elrond is going to get to tell about his LotRO site with the PodCast
RingCast: Oh, I guess I will :-)
VardaValar1: afk
RingCast: RingCast is a weekly LOTRO podcast that covers the latest news and info about the game, as well as in depth discussion on some aspect each week. You can subscribe on iTunes or at our website at
ArPharazonV: what's a... podcast?
Eonwe Valar: podcast, like ipod.
ArPharazonV: ahh
RingCast: An online/downloadable audio show.
RingCast: iPod is not required to listen or download it.
ArPharazonV: not familiar ipods, heard about them often enough, but didn't know you could download audio stuff for them
ArPharazonV: *familiar with
RingCast: If you go to our website, you can click "Listen online", and it will go to a player. Our 4th episode will be online sometime tonight.
VardaValar1: Has a very cute Frodo song on it. :-)
VardaValar1: Bilbo-(V) just dropped by the house with a rose and very cute card. :-)
VardaValar1: Ok, see you folks around. : )
VardaValar1: Namarie
ArPharazonV: Namarie
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Fladrifv: Namarie
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