Valar Guild

November 4, 2007 Meeting

5pm EST (GMT - 5); (GMT = 22:00)
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Transcript work by: 
Ar-Pharazon and Varda

Attending: (9)
    Ancalagon-(V)/Sarujil, AragornValar1, AriehnV, arwenv1, Eonwe Valar, fladrifv, Gil-galad-(V)/Xseanzee disco, Farmer Maggot-(V)/thesirg3, VardaValar1 (presiding)

Meeting begins
    Eonwe (during Tolkien)
    Varda and Fangorn (during Tolkien)
    Dungeon Siege
    WoW: Uldaman, Argent Dawn, Lothar
    How many names can we think of for Aragorn? You also get to tell when the name was used.

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ArPharazonV: Aiya
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Eonwe Valar: Heya
Sarujil: hi
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Eonwe Valar: Heya
VardaValar1: Aiya!
AragornValar1: heya
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Eonwe Valar: How goes it all?
Xseanzee disco: heya
VardaValar1: Aiya :-)
VardaValar1: Barbecue going : )
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Eonwe Valar: Cool :}
ArPharazonV: I've been here for an hour already, wasn't sure if you had daylight saving yet :-)
Eonwe Valar: Daylight Savings began today.
VardaValar1: It started today. I should have put a note on the News
Eonwe Valar: afk for a seconds.
VardaValar1: Or ended rather. : )
VardaValar1: Late, but now on the News
Eonwe Valar: back
Eonwe Valar: I invited everyone on my list. Just up to them to accept the invitation.
VardaValar1: Same here. Probably have double invites
VardaValar1: Please whisper Tolkien topics as you come up with them during the meeting. : )

VardaValar1: Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo!
VardaValar1: Membership:
VardaValar1: Aragorn made contact by email after coming back from the army in Sweden.
VardaValar1: He has a job and pottey class
Sarujil: wont touch that one :-)
VardaValar1: He dropped his WoW account and hopes to be in LotRO with us later on
VardaValar1: o dear : )
VardaValar1: Pottery class
AragornValar1: :-)
VardaValar1: Thanks : )
VardaValar1: Aragorn is here, so he can speak for himself : )
VardaValar1: Welcome back, Aragorn!
AragornValar1: first of all
AragornValar1: long time no seen =)
AragornValar1: it has been a few years since my last meeting..
AragornValar1: been playing alot WoW on the europe server Twisting Nether
fladrifv has entered the room.
fladrifv: Aiya
AragornValar1: I am an Orc Rogue
AragornValar1: (gladiator) :-)
AragornValar1: heya
ArPharazonV: we still have a few people on the Argent Dawn server in Europe, Alliance side, though not really in one guild
ArPharazonV: if you want to meet up with us
AragornValar1: ah, well im gonna try lotro now i think!
VardaValar1: Free trial period
ArPharazonV: allright, just letting you know ;-)
VardaValar1: Some love it, some gasp because it's not WoW : )
AragornValar1: yes, gonna dl the game this week
VardaValar1: Do you have broadband?
AragornValar1: yes
AragornValar1: 2 mbit
AragornValar1: i think
VardaValar1: If you have cable or DSL, then you have broadband : )
VardaValar1: Really helps
VardaValar1: A lot of memory and a great graphics card help a lot too.
AragornValar1: shouldnt be a problem :-D
VardaValar1: Yay!
VardaValar1: To game with us, you need to pick up the game through Turbine.
VardaValar1: They allow European ip's. Didn't at the start.
AragornValar1: is that a homepage?
AragornValar1: or a special program
VardaValar1: Distributor
VardaValar1: Codemaster handles Europe, Turbine handles Americas.
AragornValar1: i see
VardaValar1: Midway is the current holder of the game.
Eonwe Valar: Turbine still owns the game, I believe Midway is just the distributor.
AragornValar1: so i need to buy the game through turbine or something like that?
AriehnV has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Yes, go through Turbine
VardaValar1: Aiya Arien. Aragorn is back : )
AriehnV: Aiya there :-)
AragornValar1: heya
Eonwe Valar: I believe is the right web page. There's a link on the Games Page if it's not.
AriehnV: I am nughty atm .. have we started yet>
VardaValar1: The download is different
Eonwe Valar: Aye, Arien, meeting has started :}
VardaValar1: can help too
AragornValar1: the first page didnt work
VardaValar1: Didn't mean to turn this into a LotRO discussion, pardon
VardaValar1: Try the one I gave
VardaValar1: I have it up right now
AragornValar1: yes thanks. ill whisper if any problems
VardaValar1: It's a huge download, so good luck :-)
VardaValar1: Fangorn says hi : )
VardaValar1: Any further membership news?

VardaValar1: Web:
VardaValar1: The Story and Art people were busy this week.
VardaValar1: Stories:
VardaValar1: Jay of Lasgalen's drabble "Counting the Days"
VardaValar1: Branwyn-(TV) sent in 4 stories suited for spooky Halloween times:
VardaValar1: Wave-Singer about Maglor
VardaValar1: In Moria, In Khazad-dum
VardaValar1: The dwarves return to Moria after the War of the Ring sealing over the Balrog's area.
VardaValar1: Unfinished Work
VardaValar1: sad one with Denethor.
VardaValar1: Beggars' Night
VardaValar1: Much more upbeat and the only short story. The others are drabbles.
VardaValar1: Art:
VardaValar1: Turgon is back with us now that he's set up in the university
VardaValar1: He doesn't have a lot of time, but did some drawings for us.
VardaValar1: The Captivity of Morgoth in Mandos
VardaValar1: Ulmo in the Waterfall of a Lake
VardaValar1: He says he has another one in the works for Isildur. : )
VardaValar1: Has anyone looked at any of these items that were posted to the News this week?
ArPharazonV: I did, I like the art
AragornValar1: yes
AragornValar1: I also liked it
VardaValar1: If anyone had a favorite of these, the authors and artists love to hear comments and do read the transcripts. : )
VardaValar1: They see these bare mentions and I've been asked. Thank you for responding. : )
VardaValar1: Any member may send in their work, and you can have help. : )
VardaValar1: Any further web news?

VardaValar1: Gaming:
VardaValar1: What games did you folks play that were not WoW or LotRO? : )
ArPharazonV: Dungeon Siege, nearly done
AragornValar1: Silver
ArPharazonV: fighting the final boss now, well, not now, but when I last saved ;-)
ArPharazonV: next week I'll head into the expansion!
VardaValar1: Sounds like you have a lot to look forward to!
VardaValar1: What is Silver, Aragorn?
AragornValar1: it is an RPG in a manga fashioned way ;-)
VardaValar1: Manga and Anime seem pretty popular
AragornValar1: but still with medieval(?)
AragornValar1: theme
AragornValar1: the game was released 99 or something, 3D was pretty new :-)
VardaValar1: Our Games page takes reviews, long or short, if anyone would like to write them up.
VardaValar1: Maybe we should just lift them from the transcript. ; )
VardaValar1: We prefer you have a chance to do it your way though!
Eonwe Valar: That would be too short :}
VardaValar1: hehe
VardaValar1: Eonwe is the Games Page man : )
VardaValar1: WoW is next
VardaValar1: Uldaman server: Sauron, Elwing, and I managed to completely miss each other. Poor Horde : )
ArPharazonV: afraid I haven't Valarred much in WoW, I started a project to get myself the epic flying skill... I'm now farming primals for friends in large numbers for a good price :-)
ArPharazonV: so you'll have to ask Arien for a report!
VardaValar1: Arien, would you like to give the Argent Dawn report?
VardaValar1: Sounds good, Phar : )
ArPharazonV: but I didn't mean to interfere in your report :-)
AriehnV: `ok then :-)
AriehnV: Gondoline and Urwendi joined up for some Hellfire questiong
AriehnV: not much but we gathered some hellboar meet and feathers for butter finers
AriehnV: fingers
AriehnV: jnot much else , a spot of roleplaying to :-)
AriehnV: at the end
VardaValar1: Always fun : )
AriehnV: it was relatively late
AriehnV: but it was nice @_)
AriehnV: thus endeth my report
VardaValar1: Thank you Arien : )
VardaValar1: Eonwe, would you like to do the Lothar server report?
Eonwe Valar: Unfortunately, I have nothing to report. Long story short. Friday was a very long day for me. By the time I got on really late, no one was there, so I just killed some demons in Shadowmoon for an hour or so then called it a night,
Eonwe Valar: I am approximately 500 gold from my epic flying mount now though.
VardaValar1: ohh, just 500!
VardaValar1: Nice job!
VardaValar1: LotRO:
VardaValar1: We have been decorating the kinhouse and setting up personal houses, giving each other decorations that we make or buy or collect at Harvest Festival.
VardaValar1: The Harvest Festival has been extended to Nov. 18, since so many are wanting to try the races for the harvest horse, and are trying to level up enough to get it.
VardaValar1: A number of us have ours, including Ancalagon with more than one (Sarujil in AIM) and myself.
VardaValar1: We have also been helping each other with Book and Chapter quests, both low and high.
VardaValar1: Melkor's family has moved onto Landroval server en masse.
VardaValar1: It's great having them all there!
VardaValar1: Today we had twelve of us online together at once, so we're making progress.
VardaValar1: We will continue recruiting and working up this new guild branch : )
VardaValar1: Any further news?

VardaValar1: Tolkien! : )
Eonwe Valar: Well, this Tuesday is my 8th years in the Valar Guild if that counts as news :}
VardaValar1: How many names can we think of for Aragorn?
VardaValar1: It does. That is Membership news. Congratulations, Eonwe!
ArPharazonV: Elessar?
VardaValar1: Aye, that's one. : )
VardaValar1: My birthday is the 10th, and I may be gone most of this week, hope to be back in time for the Sunday meeting, but may still be on the road.
Eonwe Valar: Longshanks
AragornValar1: my favorite one is wingfoot
AragornValar1: :-D
ArPharazonV: oh, small mention, me and a friend from WoW have started a bit of a MSN rp, rping in the messenger in a certain setting, and we started one in Middle-earth a few days ago... I'll give you more details as we progress :-)
ArPharazonV: but carry on with topic!
VardaValar1: Wingfoot is a favorite of mine too!
VardaValar1: Thanks, Phar : )
VardaValar1: You also get to tell when the name was used. : )
ArPharazonV: Strider!
AragornValar1: hmm that1 I cant remember been soo long since i read the book actually
VardaValar1: Aragorn is his name given by his parents as one of the line of Elros, starting with the traditional Ar, Ara.
VardaValar1: Strider, thought we'd hear that first. : )
ArPharazonV: wiki, Aragorn, names and titles, has a few...
VardaValar1: Stop that : )
ArPharazonV: fine, I won't give any from there!
VardaValar1: We can come up with lots surely : )
VardaValar1: Wingfoot, surely someone else remembers who gave him that name and why? : )
AriehnV: err Eomer
VardaValar1: Right! : )
fladrifv: varda is a little wkilergic
ArPharazonV: apparently
VardaValar1: Ok, we can all go look at Wiki and not try to come up with it. ;-)
AriehnV: and he ran 40 leagues in less than three days isnt it
VardaValar1: Or look in our Encyc
AragornValar1: ah, now i remember one
AragornValar1: Estel
Eonwe Valar: We have a perfectly good Encyclopedia with names for Aragonr listed :}
VardaValar1: Funny Eomer gave Aragorn all the credit. Seems as if that was really amazing for a Dwarf!
Eonwe Valar: *Aragorn
ArPharazonV: we do? let me check!
VardaValar1: Estel, good!
VardaValar1: Where was that name used?
AriehnV: Thorondil or something like that
AragornValar1: thats the elven name i think
Eonwe Valar: Close Arien, change the d to a g :}
AragornValar1: means hope, of that im sure :-)
AriehnV: /
VardaValar1: Estel is his Elvish name for Hope, right!
VardaValar1: Thorongil, aye
ArPharazonV: Estel was the one he grew up in in the house of Elrond, I believe? (not from Wiki)
AragornValar1: yes
VardaValar1: Right Phar : )
fladrifv: ;-) sorry for the interuption, just a childish ent
AragornValar1: dunedain or dunadan
ArPharazonV: I also remember from the History of Middle-earth that Aragorn used to be a hobbit called Trotter...
AragornValar1: wich 1 is correct
VardaValar1: Right Phar, he was.
VardaValar1: Trotter the Hobbit.
Eonwe Valar: Dunedain is plural for Dunadan. Aragorn was called the latter by Bilbo.
VardaValar1: Aye, Eonwe
VardaValar1: Ok, I'll have pity and let everyone try Wiki or whatever, but those are most of them.
VardaValar1: Where did he use the Thorongil name?
Eonwe Valar: Telcontar
VardaValar1: Good Eonwe : )
AragornValar1: do u have a link to the name page on our homepage?
VardaValar1: Thorongil, Eagle of the Star
AragornValar1: cant find it
VardaValar1: Go to Tolkien for Tolkien info
VardaValar1: you can use the Search or other methods
VardaValar1: You don't mean the Members page do you?
VardaValar1: We used to have a Names page, but dropped it.
Eonwe Valar: Evinyatar meaning Renewer as well as I recall. Don't recall where that was used.
AragornValar1: no, the name page:-)
AragornValar1: aha too bad
AragornValar1: that was a good page
VardaValar1: Thanks. It got redundant and hard to keep up when I had so many pages dumped back in my lap when my helpers stopped.
AragornValar1: : )
VardaValar1: Wanted to concentrate more on Tolkien
VardaValar1: I liked that page too. : )
VardaValar1: The Renewer, seems like that was used around the time he became King
VardaValar1: That one might even get by the name filters in LotRO, Aragorn!
ArPharazonV: Envinyatar, apparently
AragornValar1: what about the name filters?
AragornValar1: I cant name my character Aragorn?
VardaValar1: LotRO is set in Middle-earth, and the main characters such as the Fellowship are in use as npc's.
AragornValar1: aha :-)
VardaValar1: Those names tend to be "taken" according to the filter.
AragornValar1: what about your name?
AragornValar1: Varda
VardaValar1: Not allowed
AragornValar1: elbereth?
VardaValar1: I use very obscure names
VardaValar1: So is that
AragornValar1: i see =)
VardaValar1: From the books, I use Bridhil, Timbridhil, Fanuilos, Gilbrennil.
VardaValar1: Fearing they would be wiped, I made up a Quenya name meaning "I Emit Light": Fainan as the main.
VardaValar1: Also, no one else would take it ahead of me during all the betas in which I tested or the main game. ;-)
AragornValar1: ah, nice
AragornValar1: haha
AragornValar1: so I might have some problem picking a name
AragornValar1: Wingfoot is too risky?
VardaValar1: Aye, but we use versions that are obscure
VardaValar1: Try it, but another player probably has it.
VardaValar1: You are coming in late : )
AragornValar1: yes probably
VardaValar1: We can take a name and change it up a bit
AragornValar1: there is still hope
VardaValar1: Envinyatar can be played with for instance
AriehnV: I am fairly versatile with that kind of thing hehe
VardaValar1: and the ever-popular addition of the v at the end : )
AriehnV: I use Ahrien , Arrien, Arienwen
VardaValar1: If you use a female character, you can add -wen, -wyn to whatever : )
Eonwe Valar: You could try creating a name based on the character. For example, in BoLT, Eonwë was Fionwë, son of Manwë and Varda, so I created the name "Kalasul" with Kala-light and Sul-wind.
AriehnV: Ahrienn ...
AriehnV: you get the picture ;-)
AragornValar1: ah thx for all the tips
AragornValar1: cant wait to start
AragornValar1: what class would fit for me?
AragornValar1: or for Estel
VardaValar1: A lot of instance technology is used
VardaValar1: You can use any that you most enjoy
VardaValar1: I suggest trying them all out if you can
AragornValar1: think im gonna try burgular first
VardaValar1: You have five character slots. You might want to keep one for experimentation
VardaValar1: Burglar is very good!
AragornValar1: sounds similar to rogue
AragornValar1: and ive been playing rogue for 3 years:-)
AriehnV: i would suggest a tank spank and a healy type of class for experimenting :-)
AragornValar1: yea gonna try a few classes i think
VardaValar1: Just remember that you are starting out with a brand new character, and it won't be "uber" to start!
AragornValar1: ill keep that in mind : )
AragornValar1: its getting pretty late here
AragornValar1: and i totally forgot about work
AragornValar1: in 6 hours
AragornValar1: i gotta go up again
VardaValar1: Good night! See you in LotRO : )
AriehnV: me in five :-D
ArPharazonV: 5 hours for me ;-)
AragornValar1: haha
VardaValar1: We are pretty well done : )
VardaValar1: Great that you folks could come!
arwenv1: :-)
VardaValar1: Namarie for now : )
AragornValar1: It will take a few days to get the game file down
AragornValar1: namarie queen of stars :-)
AragornValar1: and all others
VardaValar1: I will be gone for much of next week
VardaValar1: But maybe you can poke Sarujil on AIM to help you get an invite, he's Ancalagon
VardaValar1: : )
VardaValar1: Also post your name on our Forum list so we can put you on a friend list
VardaValar1: Sleep fast!
AragornValar1: alright
AragornValar1: good night
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AriehnV: Namarie all :-)
AriehnV has left the room.
ArPharazonV: I'll be saving and sending
VardaValar1: I'm going to eat barbecue and watch the Star Trek with the whales with the rest of the family : )
VardaValar1: Thanks Phar!