Valar Guild

October 28, 2012 Sunday Meeting

5pm EDT (GMT - 5)
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Transcript work by
Ar-Pharazon and Varda.

Attending: (9)
    AriehnV, ArPharazonV, Dagnir-(V)/ThiefGalear, Eonwe Valar (presiding), fladrifv, Gilraen-(V)/Iryenth, Glorfindel VG, Indis-(V)/karakedi25, VardaValar1

Meeting begins
    LotRO , more LotRO
    Two links.
    RP: Auros post probably coming during the week.
    more LotRO
    Gamers went to WoW and LotRO.
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VardaValar1: back in a few minutes, sorry.
ArPharazonV: Aiya
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ArPharazonV: Aiya folks!
ArPharazonV: And my guess was right. It's an hour earlier here for me now.
Eonwe Valar: Heya.
karakedi25: Aiya
Iryenth: Aiya all
ArPharazonV: But we ended the raid about 15 minutes ago, so I'm free :-)
Eonwe Valar: We'll being the meeting in just a moment.
Eonwe Valar: *begin.
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Eonwe Valar: OK, let's begin
VardaValar1: back

Eonwe Valar: Elen Sila Lumenn Omentielvo!
Eonwe Valar: And Welcome back :}
VardaValar1: Thanks.
Eonwe Valar: Membership:
VardaValar1: Hi from Meriadoc who was just leaving, Fangorn and Sauron who just took off behind him to pick up a pick-up, and me. :-)
Eonwe Valar: :}
Eonwe Valar: Hopefully our members on the east coast are somewhere safe :}
karakedi25: Moaaw
karakedi25: I'm home, if that's safe. At least it's on high ground
VardaValar1: May they all be ok
Eonwe Valar: Any other membership news?
ArPharazonV: What's going on, then? A hurricane?
Eonwe Valar: Aye, pretty big one from the reports.
ArPharazonV: Apparently I've not seen the news today.
ArPharazonV: Aha.
Eonwe Valar: Hurricane Sandy.
ArPharazonV: ..You'd think it came from a desert.
VardaValar1: heh - Girl's name, but does kind of sound that way.
VardaValar1: Supposed to be one of the largest ever.
ArPharazonV: Oh, that's not good.
Eonwe Valar: Aye, back as far as 1930-something for a comparable storm hitting the east coast, if I remember correctly.
Eonwe Valar: So yeah, our members on the east coast have a good reason to miss the meeting, hehe.
Eonwe Valar: The ones in the path of the hurricane, at least.
karakedi25: it hasn't started yet here (near DC)
VardaValar1: Hope you're set up in case of power outage, have water stashed.
Eonwe Valar: Good to hear :}
Eonwe Valar: Just be safe when it does come in :}
VardaValar1: Aye

Eonwe Valar: Web:
Eonwe Valar: Nothing new on the Games Site, yet.
ArPharazonV: And you'd better have power and internet by next week's meeting!
ArPharazonV: Sorry, go on.
Eonwe Valar: hehe
karakedi25: I hope not to lose either.
karakedi25: Just back from a trip to the West Coast--very pleasant, but I'm glad to be home.
VardaValar1: Welcome home :-)
karakedi25: thanks

Eonwe Valar: Gaming:
Eonwe Valar: WoW:
VardaValar1: o for web, requesting Hobbit-related items. They'll be hot for a while.
Eonwe Valar: Get working on those Hobbit-related items! :}
VardaValar1: You'll get a lot of hits.
Eonwe Valar: Monday afternoon, the guild branch on Lothar hit level 25, maxing us out until Blizzard gives us more guild levels to earn :} Make sure that if you can, you go pick up your Golden King mount from the guild vendor.
VardaValar1: Huzzah!
VardaValar1: They need to give that lion some wings. : )
ArPharazonV: Grats :-)
Eonwe Valar: Sunday, Bofur, Glorfindel, and Eonwė ran the scenarios: Brewing Storm, Fall of Theramore, Arena of Annihilation, and Greenstone Village.
Eonwe Valar: I missed Friday's normal time, so I hope we got a run or two in, but late that night, Glorfindel, Bilbo, and I managed to get into a Sha of Anger raid. All the spells of 40 people going off made things a little... interesting... on my part, hehe.
Eonwe Valar: Good thing he was a puggable world boss.
Eonwe Valar: Tonight, we'll see who we have and what we can do.

Eonwe Valar: LotRO:
VardaValar1: My apologies, it's been a struggle to get to game this past week as my office kept getting moved and we've had visitors. However
VardaValar1: the guild folks have been going strong, lots of folks showing up, leveling going on, much craziness. : )
VardaValar1: Does anyone else have a comment to add for LotRO?
VardaValar1: I think Indis is over there gaming at a guess. : )
VardaValar1: Floor back to you, Eonwe.
karakedi25: I am gaming indeed.
karakedi25: Rohan is great fun.
Eonwe Valar: Auros finally got a house, after some 6 years of LotRO, hehe.
karakedi25: My LM has reached level cap; my minstrel has gotten well into the Wold quests, and my burg just got her warhorse.
VardaValar1: Nice!
Eonwe Valar: 2 Twinfall Path in the Falathlorn Homesteads. Feel free to swing by and see what terrible yard art he has, hehe.
VardaValar1: What neighborhood?
Eonwe Valar: Knew I was forgetting something. As is futting for a Noldo, he lives in the Tum Laden neighborhood.
Eonwe Valar: *fitting
VardaValar1: We must go there and make comments about your yard art. :-) Thank you.
VardaValar1: (former site of Gondolin was Tumladen)
Eonwe Valar: Any other gaming news? Now would be the time to whisper me Tolkien Topics as well.
ArPharazonV: Hmm

ArPharazonV: Did some flashgames. A lot of them Halloween-themed, which was nice, though none of them really "Oh ma gawd you have to try this!", so I'll refrain from throwing names and links your way.
Eonwe Valar: Hehe.

ArPharazonV: And MLP Online is making its official episode 1 release on the 31st, so I'll be trying that. The beta didn't do so well on XP but I think there's some settings to mess with to make it work, so we'll see if the official one is workable.
VardaValar1: Hope that works out for you. : )
ArPharazonV: And that's it for me, just a bunch more WoWing this week.
ArPharazonV: Thanks :-)

Eonwe Valar: D3 patch 1.0.5a apparently came out this past week.

Eonwe Valar: Tolkien:
Eonwe Valar: Before we get to discussion, we have two items.

VardaValar1: Nar-(V) went to a Medievalism conference and reported on it on our forum, copied to the News as well.
VardaValar1: He said:
VardaValar1: This week I attended a Medievalism conference. One of the papers was Tolkien and the 20th Century. It was so laudatory, I would have thought it was it was one of the amateur/fan efforts which show up sometimes at these conferences. Instead, this was from the editor of one of the sponsoring journals. It was wonderful to hear the respect accorded JRRT.

VardaValar1: Mosby, a friend of ours of the Palantiri, shared an amusing link from Denny's, a restaurant, that now has a Hobbit menu:
VardaValar1: That's it from here.
Eonwe Valar: Thanks.
VardaValar1: o, sorry, perhaps one more thing:

VardaValar1: My family went to the Texas Renaissance Festival this weekend. Part of the fun was that some of the costumes were definitely Middle-earth related. A very nice one on a tall Gandalf for instance.
VardaValar1: Also a wonderful outfit for a young blonde lady of a Mirkwood elf with a bow. Those were two of the stand-outs.
VardaValar1: Yes, we went in garb. : )
VardaValar1: ok, now done, heh.
Eonwe Valar: Cool :}

Eonwe Valar: Tonight's topic, let's put the RP up there. Anyone have anythign they want to say on it, besides "Get posting!" ? :}
VardaValar1: Well, I was trying to get all of us to the same table, but that kind of fell apart, so now not sure what's next.
VardaValar1: Was trying to get the researchers together with the weaponsmith informally at the table.
Eonwe Valar: My next post should come soon (TM).
VardaValar1: hehe
Eonwe Valar: I'm deciding on a few final details invovled it in. If you all move on from the Hall of Fire, that should pose a big problem for my next post ultimately, as Auros will probably have to come looking for certain of you anyway.
Eonwe Valar: To put another way: don't sit in one place on Auros' account, hehe.
ArPharazonV: Quick, let's all split up and hide.
Eonwe Valar: If I've finalized the post before the group has moved from the Hall of Fire, Auros will just end up coming back, but otherwise no biggy.
Eonwe Valar: Hehe, Phar.
VardaValar1: Under the table!
ArPharazonV: Under seperate tables!
ArPharazonV: separate?
Eonwe Valar: Separate
Eonwe Valar: Any other comments?
Eonwe Valar: OK, then let's bang the gavel.
VardaValar1: going to post?
Eonwe Valar: Me? Not right now, no. I don't want to guarantee a post tonight with only an hour to write it in :}
karakedi25: I'm not sure where Meren is at this point.
VardaValar1: She left the Hall of Fire.
ArPharazonV: I suppose Calion is at the party, but I think I was going to wait for some dialogue there to get underway before he joined in.
ArPharazonV: in the Hall, I mean
karakedi25: Should I bring her back?
VardaValar1: Glorfindel, happy birthday!
Eonwe Valar: Happy Birthday Glorfindel :}
VardaValar1: If the timing is the same, then we'd probably be gone after that length of time.
ArPharazonV: Happy birthday!
Glorfindel VG: Thank you :-)
VardaValar1: Guess we could let Auros know that we figured Meren went back to the library.
VardaValar1: Split it up instead of being a group.
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AriehnV: aiya all :-)
ArPharazonV: Aiya!
VardaValar1: Aiya Arien : )
VardaValar1: About to finish up. Trying to figure which way to go with the RP now.
VardaValar1: That would work, probably easier to coordinate too.
AriehnV: ach i missed the start didnt i ^^ because of the change of time
VardaValar1: Aye. We'll be back together soon though. : )

AriehnV: okido just one thing i would like to add Varda if you dont mind for the lotro stuff
VardaValar1: Please do.
AriehnV: I ve been playing last week a bit with Ioreth and her characters :-)
AriehnV: she likes grouping it seems
AriehnV: so i ve been showing her round a bit and helping out with her hunter quest at level 50
VardaValar1: Nice : )
AriehnV: and with her lowbie character she wants to do Inn of the forsaken tomorrow
AriehnV: and i would be quite interested in that as well with my guardian or runekeeper
AriehnV: we have fixed a time for 11 am EST to try and do that
VardaValar1: Good at riddles? : )
AriehnV: we will see hehe
AriehnV: but i had a go at some
VardaValar1: Would be good to have the three different types to take advantage of the three different abilities.
AriehnV: we need a third man or woman :-)
VardaValar1: What two types do you already have?
AriehnV: tank, guardian , and i am not sure what class Dellandra is
VardaValar1: captain, I thiink
AriehnV: captain so thats dps / heal
VardaValar1: dps?
AriehnV: some melee dps maybe or full caster
karakedi25: you have melee dps. You need a medium armor type and a caster
AriehnV: right
AriehnV: which class do you suggest?
AriehnV: or a ranged .. medium a hunter
VardaValar1: They have a guardian and captain.
AriehnV: runekeeper?
AriehnV: if i take the runekeeper instead
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VardaValar1: ouch

Eonwe Valar: Since we're already there: *bang* Aftermeeting. :}
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AriehnV: oops sorry for that
VardaValar1: Welcome back
AriehnV: cheers ^^
AriehnV: right what did i miss?
Eonwe Valar: Nothing except the formal transition to Aftermeeting :}
VardaValar1: Incantations can be read by lm, rk, min.
VardaValar1: Those are called lore classes.
AriehnV: so we need a runekeeper
AriehnV: i can that provide that one
VardaValar1: An aware class for triggering trap mechanisms would be capt, hunter, burg.
VardaValar1: To smash broken walls, use a brawn class: guard, wrdn, champ
VardaValar1: So you have the brawn and aware, just need to bring in a lore class and you're all set.
AriehnV: its a three man instance aye?
VardaValar1: Yes
VardaValar1: You have the guard for the brawn, the captain for aware. You just need a third for lore: lm, rk, min would do.
VardaValar1: If you switch to rk, that's fine but then you need to bring in a brawn class: grd, wrdn, champ.
AriehnV: yep cool
AriehnV: do you have time tomorrow Varda?
VardaValar1: I will have to try to work it in but can give it a shot.
VardaValar1: 10am is pretty lively for me.
ArPharazonV: This is the typical role-combo for LotRO 3-mans? Brawn, Aware and Lore?
VardaValar1: (my time)
AriehnV: oh hang on 11est is still offtime anyway
VardaValar1: 11am EST is my 10am, but can try to work it in.
AriehnV: i think we have to put it back a couple of hours i think after my barnight
VardaValar1: Phar: melee, healer, ranged hit is the usual best trio.
VardaValar1: This particular quest instance has three special types of things to trigger needing each of those character types, but can be worked around without having all of them. It can even be soloed.
VardaValar1: Also, unless it's been changed, it only operates during LotRO nighttime.
VardaValar1: "midnight" I think.
ArPharazonV: Aha.
VardaValar1: Anyway, between us we have enough character types. It also has a riddle deed to complete, helping your group get volunteers.
VardaValar1: It takes a while to run.
AriehnV: and last not least i have given in temptation and got myself the xpnsion ^^
VardaValar1: Grats : )
ArPharazonV: grats!
VardaValar1: If you're going to change the time, might let Ioreth and me (or whomever) know when.
AriehnV: :-D
AriehnV: i ll be loggin after the meeting
AriehnV: into the game
ArPharazonV: No wonder I haven't seen you in WoW that often.
AriehnV: hehe aye that was the reason
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AriehnV: i ve been on Phara usually in the morning for the dailies in Halfhill
AriehnV: on both palis ^^
ArPharazonV: Ah. Well. I'm not on in the mornings.
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AriehnV: just was the way my shifts worked out
AriehnV: and after work i wasnt always up for wow
ArPharazonV: Sure, you don't have to defend yourself :-)
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