Valar Guild

October 25, 2009 Sunday Meeting

5pm EST (GMT - 5)
AIM: Valar Guild Meetingplace

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Ar-Pharazon and Varda

Attending: (6)
    AriehnV, ArPharazonV, fladrifv, Indis-(V)/karakedi25, pallandovalar, VardaValar1 (presiding)

Meeting begins
    Stories page: "Reunion" by Indis-(V)
    Eve Online
    Second Life
    Forum rp tabled mostly until next week.
    Arien arrives, LotRO discussion of burglars and of the Book system.

You have just entered room "valarguildmeetingplace."
VardaValar1: Aiya!
ArPharazonV: Aiya
VardaValar1: I was wondering if I wrote the name of the room wrong.
VardaValar1: No Phar in it!
ArPharazonV: it's an hour early here, we had daylight savings or whatever it's called here (or the other way around) last night
ArPharazonV: I assume you hadn't, then
VardaValar1: aye - messing you up.
VardaValar1: We change next weekend.
VardaValar1: I posted on the News about that
ArPharazonV: Ah. Hadn't seen it yet. I've been a bit slow on my browsing this week.
VardaValar1: No worries
ArPharazonV: Presentation to prepare and all.
fladrifv has entered the room.
VardaValar1: How's the presentation going?
ArPharazonV: pretty good, setting up the pictures and core-texts while msn-ing with one of my two presentation-partners about it
ArPharazonV: so I'll probably be a bit afk
VardaValar1: Sounds like a good system. Okie dokie.
VardaValar1: Hiya Flad. Time change not so helpful?
karakedi25 has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Aiya Indis :-)
karakedi25: Aiya!
VardaValar1: Europe had their time change, messing them up for today's meeting.
VardaValar1: Americas next weekend.
karakedi25: mentioned the meeting to Eomer, but not sure if he'll come
pallandovalar has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Faramir's on. Haven't seen him in quite a while.
VardaValar1: Aiya Pallando. : )
VardaValar1: We can probably relay.
karakedi25: Aiya Pallando
karakedi25: (short afk)
VardaValar1: Feel free to scroll.

VardaValar1: Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo!
VardaValar1: A star shines on the hour of our meeting.
VardaValar1: Membership:
VardaValar1: Arwen, who often lurks at these meetings, phoned and said she is moving to a new house, so she won't have internet for a while.
VardaValar1: Europe went off of Daylight Savings Time so they are now an hour ahead of the Americas, so we are out of sync.
VardaValar1: We'll be in sync again next weekend.
VardaValar1: Faramir is showing as online in AIM right now, afk I think. He's gO gO roflcopter for your buddy list.
VardaValar1: Ar-Pharazon is currently working on a college presentation with buddies on MSN, so he's afk.
VardaValar1: Eonwe may be working during this meeting.
VardaValar1: Any other membership news?

VardaValar1: Web:
VardaValar1: We have a new story up this week, by Indis-(V) who's afk in the room with us.
VardaValar1: "Reunion: A Story of Finwe and Indis"
VardaValar1: She has done poetry for us, but this is the first story she's sent. Enjoy!

VardaValar1: Gaming:
VardaValar1: Pallando, are you here?
VardaValar1: Fladrif, are you here?
pallandovalar: Hi.
VardaValar1: Hi, Pallando. Would you like to tell about Eve Online?
pallandovalar: Eve has been boring. I've been prepping for my test. I think pallando isn't actually training anything right now, I've been wasting account.
VardaValar1: Sorry to hear that.
karakedi25: back
pallandovalar: But I'm done testing in 2 weeks, so after that I'll be able to dedicate time to it.
VardaValar1: Welcome back.
VardaValar1: Sounds like a good reason to neglect gaming. We like our Valarites well-educated! :-)
karakedi25: hantale
pallandovalar: That said, still have plenty of time to train people/help them out. and there's a new expansion on the 1st. Not much that'll be interesting to someone just out in the pod for the first time, but hey.
pallandovalar: 1st of December.
VardaValar1: Cool
VardaValar1: Menelvagor and you ever get together or just fight?
pallandovalar: His alliance popped me the other day. ;-)
karakedi25: does that mean they attacked you?
VardaValar1: Aye. PvP game.
VardaValar1: I know Fladrif has been active in Second Life. I dropped in there for a few hours this week too.
VardaValar1: WoW Lothar has been active with Fangorn, Bilbo, Sauron, Eonwe, Elwing, and sometimes Varda.
VardaValar1: Same for Uldaman
VardaValar1: About half of the WoW bunch in the Americas have merged with Battlenet, others will soon.
VardaValar1: Argent Dawn WoW folk like to say something?
VardaValar1: Phar is busy with a college presentation, so we'll just say he's been raiding. :-)
VardaValar1: LotRO:
VardaValar1: We've had a lot of folk on, enjoying the extra experience week and the Harvest Festival.
VardaValar1: A number of alts joined into the kin this week, from Indis and Rosie.
VardaValar1: Indis, did you want to add anything?
karakedi25: Not much to add, though I think many of us are slowly preparing for Mirkwood.
karakedi25: We are also working on alts.
VardaValar1: Mostly people are working alts.
ArPharazonV: *cough* yes, I've been raiding *dives back into presentation*
VardaValar1: We need to complete the top epic quests on our mains. Indis' main has done so, but many have not.
karakedi25: We do need to get back in to at least gearing up our mains for the expansion.
VardaValar1: hehe - thanks Phar!
karakedi25: Varda's main has as well.
VardaValar1: If we do the Waterworks, we can do better than the radiance instances.
VardaValar1: Varda's main has not completed the epic quests.
karakedi25: That's a really nasty instance for only 3 people.
karakedi25: ah, I thought Fainan had
VardaValar1: Aye, needs a min and tank to help, seems like.
VardaValar1: Nope.
karakedi25: kind of limits things for the other classes
VardaValar1: Take one of each of the other classes, run them through with a min and tank. I'm sure we can do it other ways. How did you do it?
karakedi25: with a min and a tank (Dagr and Elenrandir) :-)
VardaValar1: See? : )
VardaValar1: We could get Gorlim's min and Pippin's or Anc's tank.
VardaValar1: Need to get Pippin up to those quests.
ArPharazonV: do you get "saved" to the instances, or can you just run over and over with the same min/tank and changing the third player?
karakedi25: he's having too much fun with his champ
VardaValar1: Raids have locks, not the epic instances for the books.
karakedi25: yes to the latter
VardaValar1: Let him take his champ in for the tank. : )
karakedi25: he'll get mighty fed up with the waterworks

VardaValar1: Anyone want to post to the rp?
karakedi25: Isa could help as minstrel [note: Indis-V's minstrel, Isaniel, not Isawen.]
VardaValar1: Does Isa have any gear at all?
karakedi25: Not sure what to post--Meren needs a bit more in the way of cues
VardaValar1: Mins are very popular, could probably get pug geared faster than the rest of us. : )
VardaValar1: okies.
karakedi25: Isa has no radiance, but she does have fairly good non-radiance
VardaValar1: We should probably wait til next week when more of us are on for the post.
karakedi25: quest/book gear through 2.5.5
VardaValar1: This posting is a little complicated since we are having an orc scout hear our racket while we do our rescue.
karakedi25: Meren could hear noises suggestive of orcs arriving....
VardaValar1: The horses are reacting already.
VardaValar1: They don't like the smell of that orc scout.
karakedi25: If we're ready for the orcs, I'll post something to set the scene for an attack.
VardaValar1: Is there any other business that anyone would like to mention?
VardaValar1: We're not, really.
VardaValar1: We are still on the rescue.
VardaValar1: Meren might notice that the horses are reacting in a direction not having to do with the rescue.
karakedi25: then she can go try to calm the horses
VardaValar1: Just let those two drown. : )
VardaValar1: Shall we adjourn?
karakedi25: Meren knows she'd just be in the way of the others rescuing.

VardaValar1: After-meeting.
VardaValar1: I need to go check on supper, then I hope to be back in LotRO. : )
karakedi25: I'm still there, but afk
VardaValar1: I am too. :-)
VardaValar1: Back to your regularly scheduled work and mayhem then!
VardaValar1: Namarie!
karakedi25: Namarie
ArPharazonV: one of these days, I swear, I'll make a post...
VardaValar1: This week is good. It can be short.
karakedi25: Please do!
VardaValar1 has left the room.
ArPharazonV: I just keep finding other stuff in my way
ArPharazonV: like the presentation :-)
karakedi25: that has to take priority
karakedi25: much as I hate to say so ;-)
karakedi25: I'll be afk, playing lotro :-)
ArPharazonV: we're almost done, thank god...
karakedi25: grats!
AriehnV has entered the room.
AriehnV: aiya all
ArPharazonV: Aiya
karakedi25: Aiya, Arien
karakedi25: unfortunately, the meeting is over
ArPharazonV: you're late, US doesn't have daylight savings yet :-)
AriehnV: what ?
AriehnV: bleh
ArPharazonV: or.... maybe they still do and we don't
karakedi25: next week
ArPharazonV: I never know the definition
AriehnV: i didnt know that
karakedi25: we're still on DST
AriehnV: darn it
karakedi25: changes to standard time next weekend
AriehnV: :-(
AriehnV: /cry
karakedi25: I'm sorry you didn't now
ArPharazonV: I was almost late too, luckily I'm always on AIM and Varda dragged me in an hour ago
ArPharazonV: 't wasn't a long meeting, really
AriehnV: what did i miss?
ArPharazonV: let's see...
ArPharazonV: new story up, Reunion
karakedi25: the meeting was very brief, and actually most of it was about lotro, for a change
ArPharazonV: some lotro-talk
AriehnV: cool :-) could add that i dinged lvl 31 and did book 4 of the epic one
karakedi25: good work!
AriehnV: saved Dori from the Dourhands with a chance fellowship
karakedi25: (but isn't Dori part of book 3?
ArPharazonV: it'll be added, I'm still saving
karakedi25: )
AriehnV: oops then its three hehe
karakedi25: all done with 3 now?
AriehnV: i ve got the elf thing left and the men
AriehnV: kill the Uruk
karakedi25: ok, and then they'll send you to talk to Aragorn in Rivendel
AriehnV: and speak with Frederic in Threstlebridge
AriehnV: i need to go back there anyway for another part , finishing off with the task Radagast gives
karakedi25: You have to talk to the lady mayor in Trestlebridge for the man quest
ArPharazonV: hmm, this whole linear book-type questing sounds quite intriguing, reminds me a bit of my 15-day Asheron's Call trial some years back, also linearly quested
AriehnV: aye
karakedi25: it's along with the non-linear quests and quest chains
karakedi25: but it's your chance to take a role in the story of the fellowship, though very much on the side
AriehnV: i still have to get used to some of the things in game , i am still learning it
AriehnV: but getting into it a wee bit more
karakedi25: Asheron's Call is made by the same company ;-)
ArPharazonV: there were like different chapters, and every time you reached a certain point in a temple or ruin you'd get a short cinematic and some lore in a certain tab, and then you could move on to the next
ArPharazonV: ah
ArPharazonV: that might explain it :-)
karakedi25: each 'book' is a chain of quests
AriehnV: aye good fun , i still prefer the rogue to the Burglar lol even tho they are similar type of class
AriehnV: and the burglar has a nice self heal
ArPharazonV: there, my presentation's done
karakedi25: hurray!
AriehnV: grats :-D
ArPharazonV: and now I'll be afk for a while
ArPharazonV: see you in half an hour or so!
AriehnV: oki do
karakedi25: take care
AriehnV: take care
ArPharazonV: allright, gonna save and send