Valar Guild

April 13, 2014 Sunday Meeting

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

Attending: (5)
    AriehnV, ArPharazonV, Gilraen-(V)/Iryenth, Indis-(V)/karakedi25, VardaValar1 (presiding)

Meeting begins
    My Little Pony
    World of WarCraft
    Lord of the Rings Online
    Tolkien game

You have just entered room "valarguildmeetingplace."
VardaValar1 has entered the room.
VardaValar1: aiya
ArPharazonV: Aiya!
VardaValar1: baby so 1H typing
ArPharazonV: LFR (one boss to go) so half busy :P
VardaValar1: plenty time
ArPharazonV: Allright, done :-)
karakedi25 has entered the room.
karakedi25: aiya
ArPharazonV: Aiya!
karakedi25: won't be able to talk much--raiding in BG
karakedi25: Barad Guldur to you, Ar :-)
ArPharazonV: Ah :-)
ArPharazonV: Not a battleground, then!
karakedi25: it's a battleground, culminating with the Nazgul who runs it :-P
VardaValar1: Back
karakedi25: wb
ArPharazonV: Aiyata
VardaValar1: It's a big instance run, very fun. :-)
VardaValar1: Hantal
VardaValar1: Invites sent
VardaValar1: Baby now in Eowyn's hands, swapped for supper. ;-)

VardaValar1: Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo!
VardaValar1: Membership:
VardaValar1: We made it, we few, we proud, we Valarites. yay!

VardaValar1: Web:
VardaValar1: Still digging through Faramir's big house for their copy of the Silmarillion.
VardaValar1: Gaming:
karakedi25: you can get it for kindle, not too expensive
Iryenth has entered the room.
VardaValar1: First I have to get a Kindle. :-)
VardaValar1: Aiya Gilraen!
ArPharazonV: Aiya!
VardaValar1: Are you keeping those Rangers and Elves in line while you cook supper?

VardaValar1: Gaming:
VardaValar1: Any non-WoW, non-LotRO gaming this past week?
ArPharazonV: Yepper.
VardaValar1: Sauron and Gimli found another person for the Pathfinder game so it's still going without me, thank Eru. :-)
VardaValar1: Fire away, Phar.

ArPharazonV: The flashgaming that I do every week, but nothing special there... but I have been playing a lot of Hearthstone again.
VardaValar1: Fun or just for the side help?
ArPharazonV: Finally defeated (and hence unlocked) all the classes; I could've done that at any time in practice mode against the AI, but I wanted it to be against players :-)
VardaValar1: Congrats!
ArPharazonV: And reached rank 20 in ranked play, so I'll have my card-back at the end of this season!
ArPharazonV: And since then I've just been levelling all the classes to unlock their basic cards.
VardaValar1: Busy busy
ArPharazonV: Well I'm not saying it's going very fast, but still :-)
ArPharazonV: Also, new content has been announced for Hearthstone.
ArPharazonV: A new Adventure Mode is coming, a single-player mode, with one of WoW's raids that's been fitted into the cardgame, with new cards to unlock and bosses to fight.
ArPharazonV: It's Naxxramas, for those who remember it; 5 seperate wings, the first free, the rest will be released in the weeks after that and purchaseable for real money, or gold you earn in-game.
VardaValar1: I remember Nax
ArPharazonV: Not sure how much gold it'll be, but I'm tempted to start saving up already.
VardaValar1: In-game gold? Now that's interesting.
ArPharazonV: In-game gold in Hearthstone, that is. The gold you get when you win matches or complete daily quests, and which you normally use to buy booster packs of cards.
ArPharazonV: And in other news!
AriehnV has entered the room.
VardaValar1: The sun just rose!
AriehnV: Aiya all:-)

ArPharazonV: My Little Investigations, the My Little Pony fangame based on the Ace Attorney investigative series of games, was released this week. If you're a fan of either (or both!) you might want to try it.
VardaValar1: Good to see you. Phar was telling us gaming news. :-)
VardaValar1: Not in litigation then? Good to hear.
ArPharazonV: It's only one case so far, but they're working on others, and they're also working on an editor that'll allow people to make their own cases. Could become quite a large number of cases that way, over time!
ArPharazonV: Hmm, no, they've escaped the trademark lawyers so far. And even if they get shut down *now*, we'll still have at least one case ;-)
VardaValar1: heh
VardaValar1: Smart, using the player base like StarCraft did.
ArPharazonV: And Warcraft III before that.
ArPharazonV: Or after. When was Starcraft I?
ArPharazonV: is the link where you can download the game (freely!).
ArPharazonV: Also, next weekend will be another open server test for Legends of Equestria. Not sure if much'll be different from the last one a few months back, but I'll be playing it again!
ArPharazonV: And that's it from me!
VardaValar1: SC March 31,1998 according to:
VardaValar1: Grats on getting to play!
VardaValar1: Came out after WarCraft 2
ArPharazonV: Yep, and before Warcraft 3. But 2 had a map editor too.
VardaValar1: Aye. SC had the advantage of WC's going first.

VardaValar1: WoW news:
VardaValar1: Phar and Arien,any WoW news?
VardaValar1: First one to answer gets to go first. :-)
ArPharazonV: Saw Arien in WoW, we chatted a bit as we each did our things :-)
AriehnV: Thats right :-)
ArPharazonV: And I did my last Celestial Tournament! I've now done it 10 times and gotten all 4 pets. It was a pain to prepare for, and required some luck to do, but now it's all won!
AriehnV: i was playing a bit on the blush .. ;-)
AriehnV: go on Phar :-)_
ArPharazonV: I've also been doing archeology again; still no last pristine (over 50 solves now) but I did buy a bunch of Tol'vir fragments with the proceeds, and got the last archeology pet I was missing from that! A Crawling Claw.
ArPharazonV: So it was good for something, anyway!
ArPharazonV: Allright, I think that's it, Arien can continue :-)
AriehnV: oh i havent done that much apart from using the blush a bit .. trying to grind some timeless gear and coins to grind for usuable Weapons .. meh i ve got toothsticks that dont hurt a cow in JadeForest certainly not on the isle ;-)
AriehnV: the rest of the gear is getting ther but she needs weapons i fear
AriehnV: else that was it from me :-)
ArPharazonV: Have you considered LFR?
ArPharazonV: Some weapons might drop in there.
ArPharazonV: Unless you think you won't have the dps to not be kicked out by disgruntled raiders?
AriehnV: well aye thats one thing Phari
AriehnV: i am a bit afraid of that
AriehnV: theres some stuff in the lower raids , but i am not sure whether i ll survive even one .. due to being kicked ^^
ArPharazonV: They won't kick *that* fast, I think, certainly not in the lower raids. I can't imagine it being worth the wait for a replacement.
VardaValar1: Anything else for WoW?
AriehnV: not from my side
ArPharazonV: Nor from me

VardaValar1: LotRO:
VardaValar1: Update 13 expansion is coming out Monday. :-)
VardaValar1: Expect the servers to be down longer than they say, because something always has an unexpected problem.
VardaValar1: While the update is being put up Monday, they will have the release notes up.
VardaValar1: We also have this news on the Update:
VardaValar1: The Breaking of Isengard.
VardaValar1: Lots of ents and water and Isengard. :-)
VardaValar1: We have a few people who were in the beta.
VardaValar1: Indis is one of those. Ioreth as well.
karakedi25: The release notes will probably be similar to the ones for Bullroarer (test server)
ArPharazonV: Hmm, does LotRO have dynamic terrains for these kind of events? Rising water, etc?
ArPharazonV: Because even WoW hasn't managed anything like that yet.
karakedi25: we'll also get more of Fangorn forest
karakedi25: yes, we do get those in some instances, but not on landscape
VardaValar1: We have changing instance technology so that it can look different as we go along
ArPharazonV: Well, WoW has that, but it's all in phases. From one static situation to the next, if you know what I mean. Nothing visibly changing.
karakedi25: there's an instance in Isengard where acid rises several different times
ArPharazonV: Oh! I'm mistaken. There's one bossfight where lava rises and falls and you swim through it to reach platforms that you otherwise can't reach.
AriehnV: oh the Ony fight in Blackrock something?
AriehnV: the last one with Nefi?
ArPharazonV: Blackwing Descent, yes, with Nefarian and Onyxia.
AriehnV: aha
VardaValar1: We have to get out of the way of the rising and lowering acid, while gaming, aye.
ArPharazonV: I've always wanted to see a sinking tower fight, where you have to work your way up flooding stairs while fighting a boss, and if you fall behind..
ArPharazonV: But nothing like that has come up yet!
karakedi25: I totally hate the Acid Wing.
karakedi25: (of Isengard)
karakedi25: I don't have anything more to say about lotro atm.
VardaValar1: Thank you, Indis. That was interesting.
VardaValar1: Any more comments, suggestions, etc about any business topic? Also feel free to whisper any Tolkien topic you'd like brought up.

VardaValar1: Tolkien:
VardaValar1: No new rp posts during this past week.
VardaValar1: Indis is in a very active part of a LotRO instance at the moment.
VardaValar1: Whoever is available for Tolkien please type Manwe.
VardaValar1: Manwe
ArPharazonV: Right. Right. Maybe it's time for more post-writing and less Hearthstone-ing in the next week?
ArPharazonV: Manwe
VardaValar1: I'll take Tolkien Site writing in place of it, maybe. ;-)
VardaValar1: So Phar and me. :-)
VardaValar1: How about two rounds of Tolkien trivia, any book, any name of anything, matching the last letter of the previous word.
VardaValar1: Since the most recent book word was Manwe, we can start with E. :-)
VardaValar1: If we want more than two rounds, we can keep going.
VardaValar1: Eonwe
ArPharazonV: Estarion
VardaValar1: Nessa
ArPharazonV: ...we're gonna run out of Ns if I'm just going with what I thought of first.
ArPharazonV: Nori
ArPharazonV: wait
ArPharazonV: A...
VardaValar1: Ioreth
ArPharazonV: sorry, my bad, wanna back up?
VardaValar1: oops
ArPharazonV: Avari
VardaValar1: Sure, go ahead
ArPharazonV: there you go :-)
karakedi25: Indis
VardaValar1: Ioreth :-)
karakedi25: :-)
VardaValar1: ahh, hiya! Good name. ^^
VardaValar1: Did you already put down the Lieutenant? Maybe waiting on the platform?
VardaValar1: We'll go with Indis.
karakedi25: nope, just about to enter his arena
VardaValar1: Good luck!
VardaValar1: Sauron
karakedi25: and then my participation will be vvery limited
karakedi25: I'm the power source, and no way to draw it to replenish mine, so I'll be busy
karakedi25: plus staying alive, of course
ArPharazonV: Nori!
VardaValar1: Aye, no worries. Go get that nazgul and his huge mount too.
VardaValar1: Irmo
ArPharazonV: Olorin
VardaValar1: Narsil
ArPharazonV: Legolas
VardaValar1: Saeros
ArPharazonV: Saruman
VardaValar1: Nimrodel
ArPharazonV: Lalaith
VardaValar1: Haleth
ArPharazonV: Huor
VardaValar1: Rhosgobel
AriehnV: Lothlorien
ArPharazonV: Nan Elmoth
VardaValar1: Hurin
AriehnV: Neithan
ArPharazonV: Nan-tasarion
VardaValar1: Nob
AriehnV: Beregond
ArPharazonV: Dori
VardaValar1: Ilmen
VardaValar1: heh, Phar's right. We need to make a list of N names on the side!
ArPharazonV: Nandor
ArPharazonV: So many things starting with Nan
VardaValar1: Radagast
ArPharazonV: Tuor
AriehnV: Roheryn
AriehnV: .. stupid N at the end
VardaValar1: We went a few rounds over two. :-) Would we like to call it here?
ArPharazonV: Narn!
VardaValar1: We have some nice suggestions here for future articles.
VardaValar1: Niphredil
ArPharazonV: Lorien- no, wait... Lothlorien- no, also ends with n...
VardaValar1: That's ok
ArPharazonV: No. I'm gonna find something. Anything that starts with L and doesn't end with n.
VardaValar1: Legolas is taken. :-)
ArPharazonV: L-rond!
ArPharazonV: Hmm.. close enough.
VardaValar1: hahaha
VardaValar1: Reach for the stars.
VardaValar1: ok, at this point, we might like looking at our Tolkien Encyc A-Z version.
VardaValar1: Click the letter on the left for a list on the right.
ArPharazonV: Hmm... what's that LotRO server you're playing on again?
VardaValar1: It's an eagle. :-)
VardaValar1: Landroval
ArPharazonV: Right, there you go!
VardaValar1: Lobelia
AriehnV: Akkalbeth
AriehnV: . probably wrongly spellt
ArPharazonV: It's missing an a somewhere, but good enough!
VardaValar1: Akkalabeth?
ArPharazonV: I think so. Or is it Akallabeth?
ArPharazonV: Hama
VardaValar1: oh, that looks better
VardaValar1: Arod
AriehnV: Denethor
ArPharazonV: Rhosgobel
VardaValar1: (used earlier) but ok. Luinil
ArPharazonV: Oh, sorry, missed it.
ArPharazonV: Could do something else if you want.
VardaValar1: Sure, go ahead
VardaValar1: List is getting long!
ArPharazonV: sticking to the theme, Radagast :-)
VardaValar1: (also used) Thror
ArPharazonV: Darn it, I need to go over the list again it seems.
VardaValar1: It is getting unwieldy. Let's stop and let you do Hearthstone or get some sleep. ;-)
VardaValar1: Thanks for playing!
ArPharazonV: Rosie
VardaValar1: heh,non n endings are tough!
VardaValar1: Elemmire
ArPharazonV: Elendili
AriehnV: Homerock
AriehnV: *nods sagely*
AriehnV: Isengarth
VardaValar1: Isengard.Sorry, got distracted
VardaValar1: *raises hammer*
VardaValar1: *moves finger out of the way*
VardaValar1: *Ker-thomp!*

VardaValar1: After-meeting
karakedi25: The Lieutenant and his Fell-beast are no more. Unfortunately I didn't win the Unwelcome Mat.
ArPharazonV: You killed a Nazgul?
karakedi25: We did.
ArPharazonV: One of the 9?
karakedi25: Indeed.
karakedi25: 11 of us.
ArPharazonV: So... how does that fit the lore? Is he gonna come back?
karakedi25: It's normally a 12-person raid, but we were short one. We had a lot of dps.
karakedi25: Next time we run the raid, he'll be there.
ArPharazonV: Yes, but that's not what I mean :-)
karakedi25: Technically we didn't kill him, we defeated him.
ArPharazonV: Ah!
karakedi25: And in the game, we don't actually die; we're defeated and dragged away from the field of battle to revive in a safe place, with item damage.
karakedi25: but we refer to it as dying
AriehnV: well i am heading to bed friends :-)
AriehnV: good night
karakedi25: goodnight
ArPharazonV: Hmm. You do die in WoW, but then you can travel back to your body as a spirit. Or get resurrected by an npc at the graveyard who tells you your journey's not over, or something like that.
ArPharazonV: Namarie!
AriehnV: Namarie :-)
AriehnV has left the room.
ArPharazonV: Decapitated? Soul-drained? Sucked into a voidzone? Exploded into a million pieces? Doesn't matter, just go back to your corpse.
VardaValar1: Namarie Arien :-)
VardaValar1: Super-glue and duct tape, the healer's secret.
karakedi25: Ar, as a Tolkienite, I'm surprised you don't play lotro.
ArPharazonV: Eh. I'm too much of a completionist to be able to spend time in 2 large-scale MMOs, and I'm already spending too much time in WoW as it is. I haven't touched Guild Wars in months.
ArPharazonV: Maybe if LotRO had come out *before* WoW...
ArPharazonV: Besides, I grew up (Well, if growing up can start in your teens) with Warcraft-games and Tolkien-books, so I might as well stick with Warcraft-games and Tolkien-books instead of the other way around :-)
VardaValar1: Or do WoW and LotRO? :-)
ArPharazonV: *points up to first line*
ArPharazonV: I couldn't handle it, really.
VardaValar1: Completionist Understood.
ArPharazonV: I'm just terrible at focusing on two massive games at the same time.
ArPharazonV: And neither should be played *too* casually.
VardaValar1: Still, it's very cool to walk around and find yourself talking to Saradoc etc. :-)
ArPharazonV: Hah, I can imagine :-)
VardaValar1: You're rightl You'll just have to come *completely* over to LotRO. ;-)
VardaValar1: /duck
ArPharazonV: Nice try!
VardaValar1: It had to be done!
VardaValar1: Have a great night! I'm heading out for now.
ArPharazonV: Namarie!
VardaValar1 has left the room.
Iryenth has left the room.
karakedi25: namarie
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ArPharazonV: saving and sending transcript