Valar Guild

March 2, 2014 Sunday Meeting

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

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Transcript work by
Ar-Pharazon, Eonwe, and Varda.

Attending: (7)
    AriehnV, ArPharazonV, Eonwe Valar (presiding), Gilraen-(V)/Iryenth, GwaihirValar, Indis-(V)/karakedi25, VardaValar1 (After-meeting)

Meeting begins
    Trivia game

You have just entered room "valarguildmeetingplace."
Eonwe Valar has entered the room.
Eonwe Valar: Heya.
Iryenth has entered the room.
ArPharazonV: Aiya both!
Iryenth: Aiya
GwaihirValar has entered the room.
Eonwe Valar: Heya :}
Eonwe Valar: We'll begin the meeting shortly.
ArPharazonV: Delivering my last batch of archeology fragments, at which point I'll make some more artefacts, and then log off :-)
Eonwe Valar: OK, let's go ahead and begin the meeting.

Eonwe Valar: Elen Sila Lumenn Omentielvo!
Eonwe Valar: Membership:
Eonwe Valar: My schedule has changed once again, and so this is going to be the last meeting I can attend for the forseeable future.
ArPharazonV: Ouch.
Iryenth: Sorry to hear that
Eonwe Valar: Any other membership news?
Iryenth: nothing here
Eonwe Valar: ok.

Eonwe Valar: Web:
Eonwe Valar: Pardon, a bit of Web/Membership news here: Varda is in the process of updating the Membership Page for 2014.
Eonwe Valar:
Eonwe Valar: From the News Page: "Membership page 2014 - being updated. If your name is in black instead of green, please email or otherwise contact Varda to show that you still want to be associated with the Valar Guild Tolkien Fan Club and Gamers Group."
Eonwe Valar: There are updates to the Stories Page as well:
Eonwe Valar: " Two new chapters by Jay of Lasgalen for "A Series of Culinary Disasters", previously titled "His Mother's Recipe Book:" Ch. 4 Mulled Wine Ch. 5 Haggis"

Eonwe Valar: Gaming:
Eonwe Valar: WoW:
Eonwe Valar: Darkmoon Faire starts today.
Eonwe Valar: A new Dev Watercooler has been released, Pruning the Garden of War, which discusses skill and stat changes coming in Warlords of Draenor:
Eonwe Valar: There's also been some more realm connecting going on:

Eonwe Valar: LotRO:
Eonwe Valar: Varda's looking at doing a kin auction every other week. From the News Page:
Eonwe Valar: " Kin AH: considering doing a Valar Guild kin auction house every 2nd weekend as a habit. To do this, go to the AH and click the option for kin only, then make it cheap. One character can only put a limited number of items in, but we have lots of alts to help get around that problem. A regular kin AH may help us clear some space as well as helping the kin. Feel free to put stuff on the regular AH as well to help offset posting prices. Let's get in the habit and check for goodies that your main or alts could use."
Eonwe Valar: There's also been a message from LotRO Executive Producer Aaaron Campbell concerning some of what they're looking at for Update 13:
Eonwe Valar: Varda's also copied the contents to the News Page if you want to read it there.
Eonwe Valar: Also, Turbine is asking that anyone who used Pando Media Booster to get the LotRO files downloaded, go ahead and uninstall Pando Media Booster and use the links on their pages, or Steam, to download the client if you need to redownload.
AriehnV has entered the room.
AriehnV: hey there :-)
ArPharazonV: Aiya!
Eonwe Valar: Varda also put on the News Page a link to a post for solving some "common gaming tech problems" by a LotRO player named Tiggs.[Note:Dev] Looks like it's a post on how to get help for those problems on the LotRO forums.
Eonwe Valar: Heya Arien :}
Eonwe Valar: We're deep into gaming, just finishing up LotRO.

Eonwe Valar: Diablo 3:
Eonwe Valar: Patch 2.0.1 has been released. You can see the changes in the patch notes here:
Eonwe Valar: Blizzard's game guide has been updated to reflect the changes:
Eonwe Valar: An in-world-style overview for the changes can be found here:
Eonwe Valar: A Blizzard employee in the guise of one of Malthael's servants.
Eonwe Valar: Ther's also pre-order loot for the D3 expansion, and you can see that here: 4-2014
Eonwe Valar: Only a couple of weeks to go before Reaper of Souls is launched, so you should move quickly if you're going to pre-order :}

Eonwe Valar: Starcraft 2: Some balance updates were made: 8-2014
Eonwe Valar: Any other gaming news?

ArPharazonV: Well, I finished the flashgame Glean 2 which I mentioned last time, and since I liked it so much...
ArPharazonV: I decided to go for Glean 1 :-)
ArPharazonV: Bit more primitive, but knowing the mechanics of the series really helps in enjoying it.

ArPharazonV: Also, in WoW, I got myself an Azure Drake from Malygos this week!
AriehnV: very nice
Eonwe Valar: Congrats :}
ArPharazonV: Thanks :-) Pretty much it for me.
Eonwe Valar: Speaking of WoW again, I got my enchanter Revered with August Celestials and Shado-Pan, so he finally has the fancier bracer and weapon enchants.
ArPharazonV: Grats!
Eonwe Valar: Not as nice as an Azue drake, but I'm certainly glad it's done, hehe.
Eonwe Valar: Thanks :}
Eonwe Valar: *Azure
ArPharazonV: Heh. Certainly more useful in the end, though?
Eonwe Valar: Well, for the next few months :}
Eonwe Valar: Then Warlords of Draenor comes out and we start all over again :}
Eonwe Valar: Any other gaming news? Now would also be a good time to whisper me any Tolkien topics you may want to discuss.
AriehnV: any idea of the date yet?
Eonwe Valar: Nothing announced yet, no.
AriehnV: i managed finally to take down Garrosh on my mage in LFR
AriehnV: i told that last week didnt i .. sigh one gets old
Eonwe Valar: Congrats :}
ArPharazonV: Grats anyway :-)
Iryenth: it's dinner time, Gwai and I will be afk a bit
AriehnV: okay enjoy :-)
ArPharazonV: Enjoy!
Eonwe Valar: Bon apetit :}

Eonwe Valar: Tolkien:
karakedi25 has entered the room.
Eonwe Valar: Heya Indis :}
karakedi25: Aiya
Eonwe Valar: We were just moving into Tolkien.
Eonwe Valar: Everyone here say Valacirca.
karakedi25: I said it, but didn't type it :-P
ArPharazonV: Valacirca
Eonwe Valar: Hehehe :}
AriehnV: Valacirca
Eonwe Valar: Round of trivia sound good?
ArPharazonV: Fine with me. Which books?
Eonwe Valar: Let's go with Hound of the Baskervilles... Oops, not the right book series :}
ArPharazonV: You know what I mean!
Eonwe Valar: We've all four been through Sil I think?
Eonwe Valar: Disagree now if you haven't please :}
AriehnV: aye
AriehnV: been so long since i read it ^^ but sure #
Eonwe Valar: OK, no disagreement on Sil, so to make this interesting, let's include LotR (that includes appendices), Sil, and the Hobbit, and see how we do.
karakedi25: A tad rusty but have read it
Eonwe Valar: That's ok, my Hobbit is a bit rusty, hehe. I remember enough to know when the movies obviously changes something though :}
Eonwe Valar: (avoiding spoilers in case one of us hasn't seen the Desolation of Smaug :})
karakedi25: I've seen it and am aware of some of the changes.
Eonwe Valar: Arien, would you like to start us off?
ArPharazonV: Haven't yet, but eh, spoilers. The fact that Legolas appears already gives away a bunch of change.
AriehnV: all righ
AriehnV: all right
AriehnV: hmmm let me think of a question .. dun dida dun da .. err ..

AriehnV: LotR: What path choses Frodo to take to get on the road to Crickhollow and what is so special about it on the evening of his birthday?
ArPharazonV: Ehr.. cutting through the woods? Not sure.
Eonwe Valar: I'm sorry, to make sure I understand: "What path did Frodo choose to take...?" or "What choices did Frodo make on the path...?"
AriehnV: yes that is what i meant PHara yes
AriehnV: he didnt follow the main path
AriehnV: why was it so special?
Eonwe Valar: That's what Bilbo did when he went on his adventure, if memory serves.
ArPharazonV: Pretty sure Bilbo went by main path in The Hobbit.
ArPharazonV: Or are we talking about Bilbo's 111th birthday?
Eonwe Valar: Hmm...
AriehnV: aye
AriehnV: yes .. right track again Phara :-D
ArPharazonV: So he took the same path on his birthday as Bilbo did on their birthday?
AriehnV: thats it :-) yeah Eonwe had the right idea too
Eonwe Valar: So Phar got the answer? :}
AriehnV: yes :-)
ArPharazonV: Ah :-)
ArPharazonV: My turn then?
Eonwe Valar: Aye :}

ArPharazonV: What was, according to the Silmarillion, "the vision of greatest beauty and glory that has ever been outside the realm of Valinor"?
karakedi25: Luthien?
ArPharazonV: Luthien's part of it, needs a bit more...
Eonwe Valar: Luthien wearing the Silmarill in the Nauglamir.
ArPharazonV: Correct!
Eonwe Valar: Indis typed Luthien faster than I could, hehe.
Eonwe Valar: OK, my turn :}

Eonwe Valar: How did Thorin and Company come to stay with Beorn, and why was that method necessary?
ArPharazonV: They had to join in small groups, because Beorn was mistrusting of larger groups?
AriehnV: Gandalf came with Bilbo and introducied the dwarves in pairs two
ArPharazonV: Pairs, yes.
AriehnV: yes Gandalf needed the time to tell their tale of the journey and the report of the fights with the orcs wolves and spiders
AriehnV: so they came in intervals during the story
ArPharazonV: Ah, yes, that ridiculous bit where they kept upping the amount of dwarves in the story, and Beorn got suspicious every time and kept falling for it every time.
ArPharazonV: Sorry if that sounds harsh.
Eonwe Valar: Hmm, I think that's the gist of the reasoning, Essentially he didn't like large groups, wasn't fond of Dwarves, and Gandalf had to get him interested in the story so he wouldn't care that the group kept getting larger around him.
Eonwe Valar: Indis' turn.
karakedi25: pass (am in lotro and trying to stay alive)
Eonwe Valar: OK then, that ends the round. Do we want to do another or bang the gavel here?
AriehnV: i dont mind
Eonwe Valar: Don't mind which one? :}
ArPharazonV: either?
AriehnV: yeah dont mind either ^^
AriehnV: i am in light casual dragon rp atm but i can easily keep track of here between the emotes and answers since its only one person i rp with :-)
ArPharazonV: Just browsing a bit, checking some sites, playing some Glean, and sometimes checking how the Oscars are going, though they don't seem to have started yet.
Eonwe Valar: OK, 1 more round then, then we'll bang the gavel.
Eonwe Valar: Also, a quick and important interjection.

Eonwe Valar: Next Sunday, Daylight Savings Time begins in the US, so we'll be 1 hour ahead of where we are now.
Eonwe Valar: Keep that in mind for next week's meeting :}
AriehnV: ah all right here its until the end of the month
AriehnV: okay i will try to remember ^^
ArPharazonV: You'll be one hour ahead...
ArPharazonV: so for *us*, it's starting an hour earlier?
Eonwe Valar: Sounds right, yes.
AriehnV: so 9 pm for me and 10 pm for phara
Eonwe Valar: So you'll want to be in here an hour earlier than normal.
ArPharazonV: Allright.
ArPharazonV: Invite me if I forget.
Eonwe Valar: I won't be here, unfortunately.
Eonwe Valar: Ok, Arien, did you have another question ready?

AriehnV: *dig dig dig * .. hmmmm okay .... lets see The Sil
AriehnV: in the story of Huor something was left behind for someone in a special place as a sign to search for a special place as protection for their kind . if i get it right .can you work out what the something and the someone is and the special place?
ArPharazonV: Hmm, that was about the time he met Ulmo, wasn't it?
Eonwe Valar: When Turgon's people went to Gondolin, a suit of armour was left behind in Nevrast to indicate the messenger Ulmo would send to Turgon when the final days of Gondolin were upon him. That messenger turned out to be Tuor, son of Huor.
AriehnV: :-D
ArPharazonV: Right.
ArPharazonV: That.
AriehnV: Bingo :-)
Eonwe Valar: Phar's turn :}

ArPharazonV: Guess I should pick something from The Hobbit now.
karakedi25: Need to restart the computer.
karakedi25 has left the room.
ArPharazonV: Eh. Simple one. What were the names of the 3 swords from the troll hoard and who named/claimed them?
ArPharazonV: well, I guess 2 of them were already named, but still
Eonwe Valar: Biter, Beater, and Sting :} Or if you prefer the Elvish, Orcrist, Glamdring, and Sting (the third obviously not an Elvish name :}).
ArPharazonV: Correct! And want to throw in their owners too?
AriehnV: Orcrist Thorin Oaken shild.. Glamdring Gandalf .. Sting Bilbo
Eonwe Valar: Orcrist > Thorin, Glamdring > Gandalf, Sting > Bilbo
ArPharazonV: Yep.
ArPharazonV: Your turn!
Eonwe Valar: Let's see.....
Eonwe Valar: What have I got in my pocket? Nope, wrong question...
ArPharazonV: Lint!
Eonwe Valar: Correct! :}
Eonwe Valar: Seriously though, my question is...

Eonwe Valar: What are the Three Houses of the Edain?
ArPharazonV: The House of Hador, the House of Beor and the House of Haleth.
AriehnV: Hador, Haleth .. yes and Beor .. beat me on that one hehe but i couldnt think of Beor straight away ^^
ArPharazonV: I had to take some time with Haleth :-)
Eonwe Valar: Correct :}
Eonwe Valar: And we have completed our second round. Let us bang the gavel :}
AriehnV: its bang on twelve anyway :-)
Eonwe Valar: *Raises gavel into the air*
Eonwe Valar: *Bangs gavel*

Eonwe Valar: Aftermeeting:
AriehnV: *sets on fire and sparks fly*
Eonwe Valar: I hope you all have fun and eventful meetings while I am unable to attend :}
ArPharazonV: They won't be as fun without you!
Eonwe Valar: Thanks :}
AriehnV: ah :-( shift changes again?
Eonwe Valar: Yep.
AriehnV: silly :-(
Eonwe Valar: C'est la vie.
VardaValar1 has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Aiya - sorry to be so late, glad to have made it at all.
ArPharazonV: Aiya!
VardaValar1: So many still here. :-)
AriehnV: aiya Varda :-) *hugs tight*
VardaValar1: awww /hug
VardaValar1: Even the lovebirds are still here. :-) Happy After-meeting!
VardaValar1: The family from Ireland headed on back home. Here's hoping their trip is going well.
VardaValar1: Faramir is improving. :-)
ArPharazonV: That's good!
VardaValar1: Eowyn is a lovely young person going ninety miles an hour and still smiling at us. :-)
VardaValar1: The baby has decided Faramir is a fine couch, bed, playpen.
Eonwe Valar: Heya Varda :}
Eonwe Valar: Good to hear all the good news :}
VardaValar1: Heya Eonwe :-)
AriehnV: whats the baby's name?
VardaValar1: Ciaran, has the accent to make it Irish instead of Scottish. :-)
VardaValar1: He has double citizenship: USA and Ireland.
VardaValar1: But since we keep leaving off the accent, Scots can claim him too.;-)
VardaValar1: Guessing everyone is gaming or about to fall asleep. :-)
ArPharazonV: Not much to say on the subject :-)
VardaValar1: What was today's Tolkien subject?
ArPharazonV: Few trivia rounds.
VardaValar1: ah fun :-)
VardaValar1: Heading into LotRO
Eonwe Valar: Have fun :}
VardaValar1: thanks :-) You too!
VardaValar1: oh, hope it got mentioned for LotRO:
VardaValar1: We're doing kinhouse auctions every 2nd weekend of the month.
VardaValar1: Also have the new Membership page up. Black is inactive or not sure if active, green is active. If you know one is active in another game, please let me know.
Eonwe Valar: Aye, I mentioned the auction/quoted from the news on it, and on the Membership page.
VardaValar1: Thank you. :-)
Eonwe Valar: MP :}
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AriehnV: Namarie for now ?:-)
VardaValar1: Namarie!
ArPharazonV: Namarie!
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Eonwe Valar: Sleep well Arien, belatedly :}
VardaValar1: Yay for transcripts. :-)
Eonwe Valar: :}
ArPharazonV: saving and sending transcript
VardaValar1: Thank you, Phar :-)