AriehnV has entered the room.
AriehnV: Aiya Flad, Pallando, Phara, Lord Tulkas and Lady Varda
VardaValar1: Aiya Steerswoman of the Sun. : )
VardaValar1: We are in Membership news, mentioned that we need to respond to the GPMU.
VardaValar1: We also have a 12th Anniversary
coming up. : )
VardaValar1: Suggestions are welcome!
VardaValar1: We may do things that we have done before, especially ones you found the most fun.
fladrifv: ill start to write a new story
stories, poems, articles, humor bits, art, music could be brought in
with a remark on them that they are in honor of the anniversary.
VardaValar1: Great, Fladrif!
VardaValar1: We'll probably have our meeting to meeting AIM chat room marathon. : )
VardaValar1: Perhaps we could do some things in-game?
VardaValar1: Suggestions are welcome for in-game partying, any game.
VardaValar1: Any other suggestions for the anniversary? You can think about it and say more goodies later. We have planning time. : )
VardaValar1: Ok, too much side window talk by me, sorry.
VardaValar1: We have new stories
being put up.
VardaValar1: I was working on it right before the meeting so they aren't properly linked and dated yet, but you can read them.
VardaValar1: These are the ay of Lasgalen Rainbow Drabbles posted today:
VardaValar1: (Yellow) "Torchlight
" March 8, 3019
VardaValar1: (Orange) "Beacons
" March 8, 3019
VardaValar1: (Indigo) "The Dawnless Day
" March 9, 3019
VardaValar1: (Blue) "A Wind From the South
" March 14, 3019
VardaValar1: (Violet) "Banners Before the Gate
" March 25, 3019
VardaValar1: (Rainbow) "At the End of All Things
" March 25, 3019
VardaValar1: (Green) "The Wood of Greenleaves
" April 6, 3019
VardaValar1: (Red) "On Pelennor Fields the Poppies Blow
" March 15, 3020
VardaValar1: There you go.
a complete series based on the colors of the rainbow. An interesting
idea to make a theme and get your creative juices going.
VardaValar1: Any of us can try that stunt, think of something like colors or other things to help us.
VardaValar1: What might be something like that you might suggest to our writers?
AriehnV: colours that would offer themselves for LotR would be Black, Green, White .. i think those mainly
VardaValar1: Jay used a whole rainbow for LotR, so it's interesting to see different views of what makes sense.
ArPharazonV: red, black, and indeed white, if you went the other way :-)
VardaValar1: We could also see about various things that could be anniversaries in Middle-earth. : )
VardaValar1: How people or non-humans celebrated later about the things in the story, for instance.
VardaValar1: Oh, the last part of last week's transcript with the game was added, from Eonwe's email.
VardaValar1: Indis suggested this new link for our Links
page, now on there:
VardaValar1: Languages: Omentielvo: The International Conference on J.R.R. Tolkien's Invented Languages
to book for sale of language
conference papers including a Google preview. Link recommended by Indis-(V).
VardaValar1: Tulkas is letting his dogs outside. : )
VardaValar1: Fladrif has been making progress in Second Life
. Care to tell about it, ent buddy?
fladrifv: *walks on stage
fladrifv: *stands carefully on the stone part of it*
fladrifv: I have been making good progres in Sl, have been building heaps of stuff
fladrifv: not limited to but including doors windows and all kind of interactive things
fladrifv: even found some options to be temporarely an ent
VardaValar1: Oh cool. :-)
fladrifv: which made me very hapy as all can believe
VardaValar1: I met a guy who became a dragon, flew around, was a hit at a party. : )
VardaValar1: Can you do it again?
fladrifv: yes found some magic
VardaValar1: He seemed to rebuild his own body.
fladrifv: which actually ended up on someoneelse land who was not that hapy
fladrifv: angry neighbour :-)
VardaValar1: Do you have your own land now?
fladrifv: yes within the faery area
fladrifv: have my own experimental skybox now
VardaValar1: Those are cool. You can try out anything there.
fladrifv: you all are welcome to see the buildings
VardaValar1: Do you also have land on the ground?
VardaValar1: I want to build a park. : )
fladrifv: yes but its not alowed to test things there :-)
VardaValar1: But you can put your good test results there. : )
fladrifv: youre welcome to visit varda
VardaValar1: Thank you! How do we find you?
fladrifv: Contact SodoI in SL
fladrifv: he will be hapy to show you
VardaValar1: When might we find you online there? And you should be sure to tell Eonwe for the GPMU. : )
fladrifv: informed Eonwe
VardaValar1: You learned scripting from a particular place?
fladrifv: I contacted someone who had 15000 sample scripts
fladrifv: but started from zero was more easy
VardaValar1: I understand that there are places there that offer to train. But going to the source sounds great if he's willing!
VardaValar1: Anyone else here do Second Life?
VardaValar1: If not, we'll move on. : )
fladrifv: *jumps of stage*
VardaValar1: What other non-WoW and non-LotRO games did we play this week? I'll bet Fladrif had some.
VardaValar1: Hasty ent. : )
fladrifv: oh just shortly I finished 2nd part of monkey island
VardaValar1: Welcome back, Tulkas : )
fladrifv: and played the first part of wallace and grommits
fladrifv: next to that the normal chess
fladrifv: that was all :-)
Played some more Battle for Middle Earth
, maxing out Lurtz and
Saruman's armies and steadily overrunning all of Middle-earth to gain
all the possible points for the "ring-powers".. was able to afford the
most expensive one a few days ago, summoning a Balrog ;-)
VardaValar1: Sounds like a lot. : )
VardaValar1: Ok, summoning a balrog. Did he have you for lunch?
ArPharazonV: still a number of optional territories to go but I'll get there
nah, but apparently summoning him near the enemy base's entrance
shatters their gate, which is nice, means I don't have to use siege
weapons to open up the way for my armies anymore
VardaValar1: A tip.
ArPharazonV: he did nearly kill Saruman with a big cleave attack though, so I have to be careful not to lose my own armies to him
ArPharazonV: instead trying to seperate them during the attack
VardaValar1: oops : )
ArPharazonV: and that's pretty much it, most of my time was spent in WoW but I'll have more details there in the appropriate section
VardaValar1: Thank you. :-)
ArPharazonV: and of course making plans for other games to come, as I said at the start of the meeting
AriehnV: good good
VardaValar1: Indis says hi, in a major instance, but she'll try to show up even if a bit on the afk side.
VardaValar1: Ok, Tulkas is now in our kin in LotRO. :-)
karakedi25 has entered the room.
ArPharazonV: Aiya Indis
VardaValar1: Online right now in LotRO I see Melkor, Indis, Finarfin, Arien, Tulkas, and me. : )
VardaValar1: Aiya raider! : )
VardaValar1: Go get 'em!
VardaValar1: And thanks for dropping in here too.
karakedi25: will try to be on spottily ;-)
VardaValar1: Cool - thanks
karakedi25: already got my coin; helping the last member get his ;-)
VardaValar1: WoW news:
VardaValar1: Excellent! Anyone I know Indis?
karakedi25: name is Merolyn, and everyone but me is in Grace of the Valar
karakedi25: nice guys
AriehnV: then i start with Wow
news for once eh?
AriehnV: on behalf of wow europe
:-) since i played a wee bit on my priest who gets right nasty now :-) Shadowform, level 40 , swift brown horse and a
hello in the valar channel :-)
VardaValar1: Go ahead : )
AriehnV: saw Pharazon and Menelvagor in the channel and Calaron has said hallo to me :-) but else was a wee bit busy i think hehe just as Menel was
VardaValar1: : )
AriehnV: thats it from my side
VardaValar1: Thanks Arien :-)
VardaValar1: Tulkas and I are popping over to the kinhouse
ArPharazonV: *nod* I remember seeing Arien in the channel though I've been a bit busy myself
had some runs, get-togethers. Friday Lothar night we all ran together
VardaValar1: Pallando, go ahead with Eve
pallandovalar: Not much, honestly.
pallandovalar: Still kicking and screaming.
VardaValar1: *gets earmuffs*
pallandovalar: Still have plenty of money and time to help out anyone interested.
pallandovalar: And just for menel: my main now has a vagabond that's closing in on 1b in value.
pallandovalar: Pallando is still running level 1s with a horrible quality agent because I refuse to get social skills for him.
pallandovalar: So right up the alley of anyone just starting.
pallandovalar: Other than that, nada. Still can't talk to anyone becuase I keep thinking I have to stay IC.
pallandovalar: Drives me crazy.
VardaValar1: Then be in character and find a way to speak. : )
pallandovalar: I can't speak about LotR in character. :p
VardaValar1: A tentacle just grabbed Tulkas. : )
VardaValar1: A club that your character is in?
VardaValar1: He reads, right?
pallandovalar: Quite illiterate.
pallandovalar: No, I just have to keep reminding myself that I just "play" Pallando.
pallandovalar: It's just a hard habit to get out of after 4 years..
VardaValar1: Then he has an oral tradition?
VardaValar1: Tulkas has been hauled off to make a barbecue. : )
TulkasValar61 has left the room.
VardaValar1: In LotRO
, we are about to have an expansion this fall.
karakedi25: was nice to meet him even briefly
VardaValar1: Mirkwood is being added, and we will join Lorien in the southern side for the battle to help free Mirkwood.
VardaValar1: Thranduil's forces came from the north in the books, and met up in the middle at Dol Guldur.
karakedi25: And lots of bells and whistles added along with the story.
VardaValar1: During the huge battle, much of the forest was burned.
VardaValar1: It will be interesting to see how the game handles all this.
karakedi25: They've done a rather good job of staying true to lore within gameplay so far.
VardaValar1: Aye : )
Oh! Real fast. forgot. The 7th alliance tournament is going on in eve
right now. My main's alliance got whupped, this week, hoping to do
better next week. In 2 weeks the finals will be piped live over the
internet with commentary if anyone is interested in watching.
VardaValar1: The level cap will be going up too.
pallandovalar: sorry, go on. :-)
VardaValar1: Cool, good luck. Where is the url for that?
ArPharazonV: good luck, Pallando :-)
VardaValar1: For the LotRO
people's press release, the URL is
VardaValar1: Any further games news?
VardaValar1: Thanks, Pallando : )
ArPharazonV: well, as far as my WoW
pallandovalar: complete with links for the internet radio broadcasts of next week's qualifying rounds.
set myself a deadline to reach 100 mounts by the end of September
though since that requires doing all Tournament dailies and the heroic
instance every day, as well as grinding about 8000 more gold, on top of
2 weeks of world events with little margin of error...
ArPharazonV: I doubt I"ll make the deadline :-)
ArPharazonV: got up to 91 mounts this week
VardaValar1: We'll be checking that out, Pallando!
VardaValar1: When is the deadline on the WoW mounts, Phar?
VardaValar1: O pardon. : )
though I was suggested a good grinding spot for cash, made 100g there
in half an hour yesterday, so on top of doing as many dailies as
possible, the money might not even be a problem
VardaValar1: Good luck, Phar! I'll bet you get close at least.
VardaValar1: Is it safe to mention the place? : )
VardaValar1: for gold grinding.
in a bit of a race with a warlock from another guild I've befriended,
who needs a few more champion's seals than I do, but has no
gold-grinding to do for it, so could be close!
VardaValar1: Competition! Sounds like a fun race.
VardaValar1: (And they say I'm bad about mount collecting in LotRO!)
yeah, sure, the converted heroes in the western half of Icecrown, they
come in groups of 7, drop reasonable silver with chances of green
items, and the groups are easily soloed (by me, at least)
VardaValar1: In the LotRO
expansion, the horse icons will no longer take bag space, they claim. Should be a huge help!
karakedi25: (finished with instance; everyone who needed it got a coin, and I have my radiance pants)
ArPharazonV: combined with shift for autoloot and the occasional selfheal plus occasional innervate, it can go quite fast
VardaValar1: Thank you for the tip, Phar!
ArPharazonV: ah, yes, that sounds useful
VardaValar1: Congrats Indis!
karakedi25: thanks, and now I can be more present at the meeting :-)
ArPharazonV: Blizzard added the same thing a year ago or so, maybe LotrO has learned its lesson too :-)
ArPharazonV: grats Indis!
karakedi25: thanks :-)
VardaValar1: The Golden Earring too. You made out very well!
karakedi25: now I can go battle the watcher!
karakedi25: yes, i did indeed, plus a decent rune and a T4 setting :-)
VardaValar1: Excellent. Collect plenty of repair money. : )
VardaValar1: ohh good!
karakedi25: I'll need it. Next stop is Rivendell for my insane repairs.
ArPharazonV: allright, I should be off to bed
ArPharazonV: sorry I'll be missing Tolkien but eh, what can you do
VardaValar1: Sleep well!
ArPharazonV: gotta get up in 5 hours
VardaValar1: Sleep fast!
ArPharazonV: saving and sending
karakedi25: (repair bill 514 before rep discount)
karakedi25: sorry you can't stay, Phar