Valar Guild

November 25, 2007 Meeting

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

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Ar-Pharazon and Varda

Attending: (7)
    ArPharazonV, arwenv1/windofhyperia, Eonwe Valar, fladrifv, Gil-galad-(V)/Xseanzee disco, GilraenV, VardaValar1 (presiding)

Meeting begins
    Dungeon Siege
    Halo 2
    Non-pay-to-play games: Fladrif offers to game with Valarites, can be contacted on AIM.
        Ar-Pharazon and Eonwe both earned their elite flying mounts.
        Lothar branch now has a guild bank with two pages.
    Flying in Tolkien: who did it?

You have just entered room "valarguildmeetingplace."
Eonwe Valar has entered the room.
GilraenV has entered the room.
arwenv1 has entered the room.
fladrifv has entered the room.
fladrifv: Aiya!
GilraenV: Aiya folks
ArPharazonV: Aiya
Eonwe Valar: Heya
GilraenV: I am here, but will be scrolling through the meeting
ArPharazonV: still in heroic sethekk, nearly done!
VardaValar1 has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Aiya
Eonwe Valar: Heya
windofhyperia has entered the room.
arwenv1 has left the room.
windofhyperia has left the room.
VardaValar1: Some of the invitations just say "failed", not sure why. The antique version, maybe?
Eonwe Valar: I didn't have any problems with my invitations.
VardaValar1: Good to hear

VardaValar1: Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo!
VardaValar1: Membership news
VardaValar1: The Laytonrim had a great Thanksgiving, all coming together somehow despite pouring rain and weird work schedules.
VardaValar1: A person we haven't seen in quite a while is with us in LotRO
VardaValar1: Ulmo has two characters and joined us in LotRO. :-)
VardaValar1: Would anyone else like to tell their news?
VardaValar1: Eonwe may have to go afk during most of the meeting, rl does that.
ArPharazonV: I have some wow news, on which I'm still working in WoW right now ;-)
VardaValar1: hehe
VardaValar1: No more Thanksgiving news?
VardaValar1: ok

VardaValar1: Web:
VardaValar1: I was working on putting up the next chapter in "To See a World" from Nightwing, but didn't quite make it ahead of meeting time. Hoping later today.
VardaValar1: Any other web news?

VardaValar1: Gaming:
VardaValar1: Who played games that were not WoW or LotRO this past week?
VardaValar1: StarCraft/BroodWar was heavily LANned on four computers this weekend at my house. Many evil computers fell.
ArPharazonV: Dungeon Siege but your probably getting bored with that ;-)
VardaValar1: er, evil pixels.
VardaValar1: Good to hear you are still playing it, not boring.
VardaValar1: We tell WoW and LotRO every week too. : )
ArPharazonV: true, but I don't have much progress to report anyway
Eonwe Valar: I played some Halo 2 with Dracxil.
VardaValar1: Halo2 is currently up in our living room, Sauron on the trigger.
VardaValar1: Fladrif must be afk, as he's surely played something off-the-wall
VardaValar1: WoW reports
VardaValar1: Uldaman server: Elwing is our Horde lady and has many characters moving right on up.
VardaValar1: Ar-Pharazon, would you like to give the Argent Dawn server report?
ArPharazonV: well, I'm not sure about Valar grouping, I think we had some, but trying to recall what we did... so far without luck
VardaValar1: He just made it out of a big instance.
VardaValar1: Did you see Valandil?
ArPharazonV: hmm... think so!
VardaValar1: Have to get him to say hi on the Forum. : )
ArPharazonV: but anyway, personal WoW news, I just got my 5000g together, and bought epic flying skill this afternoon...
VardaValar1: Woot!
ArPharazonV: and after doing a few quests, and just finishing Sethekk...
ArPharazonV: I'm on my way now to get swift flight form!
VardaValar1: Wonderful!
VardaValar1: Let us know as it happens!
ArPharazonV: will do!
VardaValar1: While you're on your way, here's some reporting from Eonwe:
ArPharazonV: *thinks* I think I did something with Ariehn...
ArPharazonV: oh, right
VardaValar1: Lothar server:
ArPharazonV: I have some
VardaValar1: Pardon, go ahead, Phar.
ArPharazonV: Arien's lvl 33 rogue had some trouble with her rogue quest in Westfall, getting a poison that prevented stealthing before having pickpocketed the quest item she needed
ArPharazonV: luckily my paladin was nearby in Stranglethorn, so I flew over to remove it, and have her try the quest again :-)
ArPharazonV: it wasn't much, but that's my Valar report, Arien might have other news, but you'll have to wait for her then :-)
ArPharazonV: now, go ahead with Lothar!
VardaValar1: Thanks for the report. : )
VardaValar1: My family played on and off all week, but for the actual Friday report from
VardaValar1: Eonwe:
VardaValar1: Due to this being Thanksgiving weekend, I came in a bit late.
VardaValar1: Finding that I had missed those few who came in, I went to my Druid Kalmo and decided to level him up.
VardaValar1: I got 2 levels, bringing him to a grand total of 34 levels high.
VardaValar1: With the aid of Varda and Fangorn, I have purchased the first two pages of the Guild bank, and moved the guild bank items to it.
VardaValar1: All members with characters within the Guild Branch on Lothar are free to deposit and withdraw items for characters within the guild branch.
VardaValar1: [Not Eonwe's words: Slyroost, an initiate and friend of Varda's family, added 15 gold to the bank although he cannot take things from the bank himself.
VardaValar1: We hope to help him acquire the full set of LotR books so he can become a Full Member. Christmas is coming!]
VardaValar1: Back to Eonwe and his really big personal WoW news!:
VardaValar1: In the grand tradition of anyone seeking a challenge for themselves, from the beginning of time to the purists of Diablo, who would take no items they themselves did not find,
VardaValar1: among who my D1ME characters were also counted, and beyond into the future,
VardaValar1: I had set myself a long time before the coming of daily quests that I would skip the normal flying mount and obtain my epic flying mount.
VardaValar1: And now (actually, on Wednesday) I have achieved my goal through determination.
VardaValar1: The first 3,000 to 4,000 gold was obtained through quests, another several hundred to a thousand from the auction house, and the rest obtained by either helping others with quests or just plain having fun.
VardaValar1: If I didn't want to fight in one area, I went to an area I wanted to fight in.
VardaValar1: If I didn't want to play my Paladin at all, I played one of my other characters.
VardaValar1: I didn't grind myself into boredom, and I didn't hold back stuff that could help others in the guild in order to sell it.
VardaValar1: Had I done either of these, I could've had my mount much faster, but it's about the journey as much as it is about the destination.
VardaValar1: It may not have been the easiest path or the most efficient path, but I enjoyed the trip.
VardaValar1: Now, I am the proud rider of a Swift Green Gryphon.
VardaValar1: End Eonwe's quote.
ArPharazonV: congratulations Eonwe!
VardaValar1: Congratulations indeed!
ArPharazonV: guess two Valar got to fly really fast this week ;-)
ArPharazonV: nearly got my form now!
VardaValar1: Fangorn and I offered 100 gold apiece so Eonwe could finish up his mount money, as he has given the guild so much. We felt it was well-earned.
VardaValar1: He chose to put it towards the guild bank in a selfless act benefitting everyone.
VardaValar1: It didn't hurt that it also unloaded a good bit from his gaming characters. ;-)
VardaValar1: Are you there yet, Phar? : )
ArPharazonV: I made it!
VardaValar1: Woohoooo!
ArPharazonV: swift flight form!
Xseanzee disco has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Aiya Gil-galad : )
Xseanzee disco: heya :-)
VardaValar1: Just this last few seconds, Pharazon got his swift flight form. : )
VardaValar1: What does it look like, Ar-Pharazon? (WoW)
ArPharazonV: purple and gold instead of the old black!
ArPharazonV: really elegant
VardaValar1: Fine colors
VardaValar1: What is the shape? I don't even know your race.
ArPharazonV: a bit raven like
ArPharazonV: I'm a nelf
VardaValar1: Thanks. Now I have a visual
ArPharazonV: I'm sure we can fetch you a screenshot somewhere on the internet
VardaValar1: thanks : )
ArPharazonV: and oh my, it's fast...
VardaValar1: hehe
fladrifv: *pokes ArPharazon*
VardaValar1: pardon - also trying to tend rl
VardaValar1: Fladrif, go ahead and tell in the chat what you told me.
fladrifv: thank you varda
fladrifv: I had the idea since there are many good free games around that people who want to try games like bzflag nexiuz and so on that they can contact me for setting up servers and have someone to play against of the guild.
fladrifv: it has to be a game that is freely and legaly availible
fladrifv: that is the only restriction :-)
fladrifv: *looks on his paper* that was all, any comments?
VardaValar1: Thank you, generously said, Fladrif.
VardaValar1: We can contact him by AIM during European hours and maybe a bit late as well, like now. : )
fladrifv: during weekends us times should not be a problem ;-)
VardaValar1: LotRO news:
VardaValar1: A very busy bunch
VardaValar1: Among other things, we ran Barad Garaun, which I'm horribly misspelling
VardaValar1: and our level 50's (this is the cap) work very well together, running high instances together
VardaValar1: Ulmo is with us now, joined the branch yesterday I think with his level 33 Niequi.
VardaValar1: I have not seen Aragorn although his Telecontar character shows up on the friend list, don't know what happened to him.
VardaValar1: Tuor also has not been fndable, although his Tuorr shows up on my friend list.
VardaValar1: They may be using other names.
ArPharazonV: ok, logging from WoW now... by the way, Arien says hello :-)
VardaValar1: Aiya to Arien!
VardaValar1: Any other business?
VardaValar1: Does anyone have a Tolkien topic?
VardaValar1: Can anyone stay for a Tolkien chat?
ArPharazonV: I'm afraid I can't, really
VardaValar1: Ok, np
ArPharazonV: should be going to bed
VardaValar1: Sleep well :-)
fladrifv: I can be around for a few min more
VardaValar1: Eonwe is afk
ArPharazonV: and dream of flying really really fast..
VardaValar1: Flying dreams! Enjoy : )
fladrifv: dreams fly when you fly in dreams :-)

VardaValar1: Flying in Tolkien: who did it?
fladrifv: eagles
VardaValar1: Aye.
fladrifv: the wraiths
VardaValar1: On fell beasts, aye
ArPharazonV: I guess in a sense, the Elven ships flew through the outer airs on their way to Valinor
ArPharazonV: along the Straight Road
VardaValar1: Good thought!
ArPharazonV: and now I'm saving and sending!
VardaValar1: The stars in the early stories were sailing ships flying in the upper airs.
ArPharazonV: oh, right... and so were the Sun and the Moon
VardaValar1: Tilion and Arien piloted their flying vessels as the Moon and Sun
VardaValar1: The Valar originally came to Arda by flying in.
VardaValar1: Some Valar retained the ability to fly.
ArPharazonV: like you ;-)
VardaValar1: Manwe was one and his people. Hey, I needed to fly by his side. : )
VardaValar1: Morgoth sent flying attackers against Tilion, who fought them off.
VardaValar1: From the description, they may have been balrogs, but it doesn't say the name.
ArPharazonV: some dragons flew
VardaValar1: Morgoth and his followers lost the ability
ArPharazonV: Smaug, Ancalagon, for example
VardaValar1: Aye, Ancalagon flew
VardaValar1: Aye, Smaug!
ArPharazonV: and speaking of Smaug...
ArPharazonV: arrows flew too :P
VardaValar1: Birds such as thrushes and crebain, flying as scouts
VardaValar1: hehe
VardaValar1: True. Have to hit the flyers with something
fladrifv: oh wait
fladrifv: even gimli flew :-)
VardaValar1: Earendil's Vingilot
VardaValar1: lol
ArPharazonV: haha
ArPharazonV: I guess some orcs in isengard flew when the ents kicked em...
VardaValar1: Ok, on that fun note, let's let you locate Irmo's dreams. : )
VardaValar1: You guys were fun as always.
VardaValar1: Namarie
ArPharazonV: Namarie!
fladrifv: entertreetainment
fladrifv: Namarie
VardaValar1: hehe
VardaValar1: Night to Gilraen too
VardaValar1 has left the room.