Valar Guild

August 10, 2014 Sunday Meeting

5pm EDT (UTC/GMT - 5)
AIM: Valar Guild Meetingplace

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Transcript work by
Ar-Pharazon and Varda.

Attending: (3)
    AriehnV (presiding), ArPharazonV, Indis-(V)/karakedi25
Meeting begins
    New chapter by Nightwing
    Diablo 3
    Legends of Equestria
       Duck: Think Outside the Flock
    Trivia game:
        1. Frodo's and Sam encounter with human battle was enhanced by something momentous.. something that make Sam wonder and gape at in the midst of onslaught .. when and where and what?
        2. In Mordor, losing hope, Frodo and Sam saw something that was a sign, getting their hopes up. What was it?
        3. Somebody else had that with something battle related signifying hope .. what was that who?

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karakedi25 has entered the room.
karakedi25: aiya
ArPharazonV: Aiya!
karakedi25: going afk for a bit
AriehnV has entered the room.
ArPharazonV: Aiya!
AriehnV: Aiya all :-)
ArPharazonV: Did you get Varda's email?
AriehnV: yes i did indeed
AriehnV: she wrote she might be able to turn up later but wasnt sure
AriehnV: should we wait a bit?
ArPharazonV: We could, but it seems a bit less likely than usual that she can join, since she'd have to be joining from out of town, if I'm reading this right.
ArPharazonV: You're in charge while she's not here, though, so it's up to you :-)
karakedi25: back
AriehnV: aiya indis :-)
karakedi25: aiya
AriehnV: i suggfest waiting for another 15 minutes then i ll start okay?
karakedi25: ok with me
ArPharazonV: Sure.
AriehnV: all right then lets start then ... who ever is here say helcaraxe
ArPharazonV: helcaraxe
AriehnV: Okay looks like a Euro duet again ^^
AriehnV: Never mind ..

AriehnV: Elen sila lumenn omentielvo - a star shines on the hour of our meeting
AriehnV: Membership :
karakedi25: helcaraxe
AriehnV: you are all here :-)
AriehnV: so has any of you any membership news?
ArPharazonV: Mmmnope.
karakedi25: no
AriehnV: okay
AriehnV: i ve got none either .. so further on to webnews

AriehnV: there is a new chapter for the novel "To see a world" by Nightwing olie
AriehnV: the link is
AriehnV: i have read it earlier and it is absolutely briliant and lets me look forwards to the next chapter
AriehnV: Else there is nothing i fear
AriehnV: but new stories articles , art etc. are always welcome :-) send in to Eonwe :-)  [Note: Eonwe handles the Games Site. Varda handle the Tolkien and Community Sites.]

AriehnV: so move on to Gaming :-)
AriehnV: any non WoW - non Lotro Games first?
AriehnV: *looks to Phara*#
ArPharazonV: Myus, sure. Let me think...
ArPharazonV: Starting with Hearthstone, Military quarter of Naxxramas was released this week.
ArPharazonV: Construct quarter will release in a few days, the last of the 4 main wings, with the fifth end-wing coming a week later. So get your new cards!
ArPharazonV: Diablo 3 on consoles: it is now possible to transfer your account from older consoles to the newer ones, in case that's relevant to anyone :-)
ArPharazonV: Legends of Equestria has another open test weekend this weekend. I've not spent too much time in it but there appear to be some new features there and I even saw something about a pet. Might look into that later tonight :-) Good to see this project still progressing.
ArPharazonV: For flashgaming, I've been spending some time in a cardgame with a large pve campaign called Tyrant. Seems a bit complicated to me, but I'll see how far I get.
ArPharazonV: and if you prefer smaller, funnier, simpler puzzle games with good music and a light-hearted theme... I've also played something this week
ArPharazonV: which is just a few logic puzzles with ducks :-)
ArPharazonV: And I think that's it for me this week! Have fun if you look into them.
ArPharazonV: Oh, before I forget I'll give you a link to the diablo thing if the site wants to cooperate today
AriehnV: great thanks Phar :-)
ArPharazonV: it's related to the Ultimate Evil edition, which is now open for pre-order. It doesn't say how to transfer yet, but they do say a guide is coming.
ArPharazonV: And tha's it.
AriehnV: nope page doesnt work yet
AriehnV: maybe they still work on it
ArPharazonV: It works sometimes. Just gotta keep trying.
AriehnV: ah that type ^^
ArPharazonV: The whole bnet website network is a bit off today, sometimes they work, and 3 seconds later they don't. And 3 seconds later they work again.
karakedi25: afk again
AriehnV: tsk ah because of the storm
AriehnV: Bertha
AriehnV: Hurricane
AriehnV: okie then Lotro News
AriehnV: indis is afk raiding
AriehnV: in that light we ll put Lotro News after WoW news and there was a bunch from the website

AriehnV: There's alot of WoW news for this week. First are the zone previews of the Spires of Arak and Nagrand. Another update to the Warlords of Draenor Beta patch notes has been posted.
karakedi25: I was afk in the bathroom :-P
AriehnV: A free comic has been posted for download: Gul'dan and the Stranger. An overview of another raid has been posted. Follow the link for more on Cracking Karazhan
AriehnV: hehe .. no more details Indis ;-)
AriehnV: Finally, the two biggest pieces of news. For World of Warcraft's 10th Anniversary, Blizzard has big, big plans. See what they're doing to help us revisit the "good ol' days" of Tarren Mill vs Southshore and Molten Core as they're Gearing Up to Celebrate 10 Years of World of Warcraft.
AriehnV: Last is the reveal of the Warlords of Draenor Cinematic and release date coming August 14th. Join them in person or on and remember to Save the Date! You’re Invited to a Warlords World Premiere.
AriehnV: ok thats the wow news as Eonwe posted them
AriehnV: coments or own reports?#
ArPharazonV: Hmm nope, pretty much all I could mention for general gaming news, and the Karazhan thing isn't even on the European blog yet, as far as I know...
ArPharazonV: but I will mention that I got my mount from Huolon on the Timeless Isle this week!
ArPharazonV: Only a few more items there to go.
AriehnV: ah great :-) congratulations to that
ArPharazonV: Thanks :-)
AriehnV: lfr and timeless have been not so kind so far this week to me apart from some basic gear for my *newer* 90s
AriehnV: so a couple more ready for lfr at least
ArPharazonV: That's good, at least!
AriehnV: the mage is still stuck with 50 ring and trinket the rest is upgradwed 528 gear so he *could* go into flex i think i level is 530
AriehnV: eerr 502
ArPharazonV: Not sure what the minimum levels are. I've always stayed above them because I raid normally.
ArPharazonV: As of a trinket I got from a heroic boss today, I'm now at 585 ;-)
AriehnV: cool :-)
AriehnV: i can que for it so its enough anyway
[Note: inserting personal WoW news from Eonwe:
"I finally upgraded my last ring from a Timeless Isle ring to a flex Siege of Orgrimmar ring, so now all my gear is a minimum of 540 base item level. Yay me :}"

AriehnV: so .. Indis ? out of bathroom? do you have any LotrO news?
karakedi25: Nothing really new. Update 14 continues to be popular, and many of us are enjoying our first taste of Gondor.
AriehnV: :-) since i reached level 65 with the guardian i can continue to Dunland
AriehnV: but i havent been there yet pondering whether i should try and get kindred with the Ranger elf faction there
karakedi25: I usually try to max my rep (at least on my main) everywhere I go.
karakedi25: It's advantageous while you're there and for a while afterwards.
AriehnV: cool :-)

AriehnV: right then so time to think about a tolkien topic - thought ?
AriehnV: have you got anything on your mind?
karakedi25: Not I. In fact, I probably ought to log out.
karakedi25: Take care, both of you....namarie.
ArPharazonV: Namarie!
karakedi25 has left the room.
ArPharazonV: Hmm, wouldn't know. Something small? A moment, a trivia?
AriehnV: A trivia then :-)
ArPharazonV: You're before me in the alphabet, so go ahead when you're ready ;-)

AriehnV: hmm ...Frodo's and Sam encounter with human battle was enhanced by something momentous.. something that make Sam wonder and gape at in the midst of onslaught .. when and where and what :-)?
ArPharazonV: I would say that's in Ithilien, when they saw the mumakil :-)
AriehnV: dead in the black :-)
AriehnV: that is where and what .. but what about the time in the novel ?
AriehnV: so the when is missing yet
ArPharazonV: When would be before they got picked up by Faramir.
AriehnV: exactly
AriehnV: sorry for the long break
AriehnV: so your up next :-()

ArPharazonV: allright, something related... in Mordor, losing hope, Frodo and Sam saw something that was a sign, getting their hopes up. What was it?
AriehnV: hmmm a star?
ArPharazonV: Yep :D A shiny star after a dark night.
ArPharazonV: That's the only detail I remember of it too, so.. yeah ;-)
AriehnV: :-D
AriehnV: i cant remember more details either .. its been a while since i read the book to be honest
ArPharazonV: *grin* same here
ArPharazonV: Too much reading Discworld instead. Got a new one from that series recently, too.

AriehnV: something special lets stay with the topic ... somebody else had that with something battle related signifying hope .. what was that who?
ArPharazonV: hmm...
ArPharazonV: was this the unfurling of the banner at the battle of the pelennor?
AriehnV: oh . didnt think of that actually but valid enough :-)
AriehnV: it was not actually visible .. it was said to have a very emotonal effect on somebody ever after
ArPharazonV: Was it something to do with the mirror?
ArPharazonV: Or Legolas' thing with the seagull? because I don't remember that being battle-related.
AriehnV: err no .. audible ..
ArPharazonV: I'm sorry, but I'm gonna need something more ;-)
AriehnV: hmm the battle looked lost and two of our friends Pippin and Beregond stood on the wall of Mias Tirith after a very dark night .. day broke and it brought the sails of the kings and .. ?
AriehnV: it was the turning of the battle . if that helps :-)
ArPharazonV: Ah.
ArPharazonV: The arrival of the Rohirrim? The horn-blast?
AriehnV: yay *cheer*
AriehnV: i think that should be enough
ArPharazonV: *grin* We did stay thematic!
AriehnV: we ll call it for tonight :-) we did :-D

AriehnV: *blasts the horn" Aftermeeting!
AriehnV: Namarie :-) sleep well
ArPharazonV: namarie!
AriehnV has left the room.
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