Valar Guild

November 9, 2014 Sunday Meeting

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

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Transcript work by
Ar-Pharazon and Varda.

Attending: (4)
    AriehnV(presiding), ArPharazonV, Indis-(V)/karakedi25, Pallando Valar

Meeting begins
    Diablo 3
    SC2: Legacy of the Void
       WarCraft Movie
       10th Anniversary of WarCraft documentary
       WoW: Warlords of Draenor
    RP forum story
    Trailer for  third Hobbit movie
    Tolkien trivia game

You have just entered room "valarguildmeetingplace."
ArPharazonV: Aiya Pallando
karakedi25 has entered the room.
karakedi25: not looking like much of a meeting...
ArPharazonV: Oh, right. Varda might not be joining.
ArPharazonV: Ehr, let me see if I can find Arien.
ArPharazonV: Nope, Arien's not on bnet.
karakedi25: what's up with Varda?
ArPharazonV: Was travelling I think? She said something in last meeting.
ArPharazonV: Invited Gilraen, at least.
ArPharazonV: Hmm, it's not in the transcript.
ArPharazonV: Maybe post-transcript.
ArPharazonV: Anyway, she's travelling next week, and wasn't sure about this meeting and the next.
ArPharazonV: I think we should give it a while, see whether she or Arien shows up.
ArPharazonV: We're 18 minutes in now, give it 12 more? Otherwise I guess I'll give some news I can find on the website.
AriehnV has entered the room.
AriehnV: Aiya all
ArPharazonV: Aiya!
ArPharazonV: See, Indis, good thing we waited!
AriehnV: yeah i just came back from work
ArPharazonV: Allright.
AriehnV: so do you want me to chair i guess?
ArPharazonV: Floor's yours, sunny, we've not started yet :-)
ArPharazonV: Not even the elvish greeting!
AriehnV: hang on letr me open the webthingy

AriehnV: Elen sila lumenn omentielvo! A star shines upon the hour of our meeting
AriehnV: Member news: you are here .. Varda seems to be delayed at work or for personal reasons and i had a late shift so i was unable to be in time
AriehnV: for which i sincerely apologize
AriehnV: does any of you have anything?
ArPharazonV: I think Varda said something about travelling next week and perhaps not being able to come to this meeting or the next.
ArPharazonV: Might be wrong, apparently it's not on the transcript.
ArPharazonV: Otherwise no member news from me.

AriehnV: okay .. there are no web news as far as i can see from the website

AriehnV: so gaming news \\\;0
ArPharazonV: With this having been Blizzcon weekend, plenty of stuff there ;-)
AriehnV: Anything other than Lotro or Tolkien played this week?
ArPharazonV: Want me to give the Blizzcon stuff?
AriehnV: yes you can
ArPharazonV: Allright! So this Friday and Saturday was Blizzcon, the big yearly Blizzard convention where they share lots of news.

ArPharazonV: Not much for Diablo 3, but they did announce what was going to be changing for the second season:
ArPharazonV: Sorry for EU links, I'm sure there's US versions too :-)

ArPharazonV: Hearthstone: First expansion announced, Goblins vs Gnomes.

AriehnV: Phara sorry for interrupting i just saw now Vardas email
AriehnV: It looks pretty solid that I'll be out of state next Sunday, be gone for the week, and possibly be back late the following Sunday. Fangorn and I will be visiting our daughter Eowyn, her husband Faramir, and their baby boy. He is very close to taking his first unaided steps and we might even be there for it! Sauron and Bilbo will be at home since they have college classes. I plan to take my laptop but will very rarely have a chance to use it.

ArPharazonV: Ah, there we go. Fair enough :-)
AriehnV: there so you know now . carry on
ArPharazonV: It's mostly about weird inventions and explosions and mechanical units, so it should refreshen things a bit :-) 120 new cards!

ArPharazonV: Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void has been announced, the third and final installment of SCII, focusing on the Protoss.
AriehnV: lol so much for the link ..
AriehnV: 404Page not found.It was probably a temporal rift, or unstable apparatus malfunction, or arcane spillover, or dragon attack, or fractured political agreement, or?
ArPharazonV: Oh, hmm.
ArPharazonV: it's a weird link, but this one should work to get the page loaded.
AriehnV: hSz-gOSDIbl82Wg.0&
ArPharazonV: Legacy of the Void preview page:
ArPharazonV: Yes. But the shorter link should work to get you there too, though you need the slash at the end.

ArPharazonV: A whole new franchise has been announced too!
ArPharazonV: Overwatch is a multiplayer shooter, according to rumors it's a remnant of the pvp system for their cancelled MMO Titan. But it looks pretty good. Not really my gaming genre, but people here might like it!

ArPharazonV: There's also news on the Warcraft Movie, though I can't find an official link or video for it. But it's been announced for 2016, with a plot-premise revealed, and lists of prominent actors. It will focus on the first Warcraft game, with the first meeting between humans and orcs.

ArPharazonV: And finally there's a 10th anniversary documentary about WoW that was released at Blizzcon.

ArPharazonV: Also, the new expansion for WoW, Warlords of Draenor, will be released in the upcoming week. I'm eagerly waiting for my pre-ordered Collector's Edition :-)
ArPharazonV: And that was general gaming news from me, I'll give my personal gaming experience at the end of the meeting as usual.
AriehnV: very well i cant wait for WoD either
AriehnV: both for the content sake and for the garrisons :-)
AriehnV: we are having trouble with finding a quiet rp spot where other folks respect our privacy
AriehnV: but on to LotrO .. Indis do you have LotrO news? I believe there was a patch
ArPharazonV: Even while the world of Warcraft keeps growing in content and landmass...
ArPharazonV: you're having trouble finding space to RP? ;-)
AriehnV: yes we keep getting interrupted by trolls and rude characters
AriehnV: sadly most of those are from Argent Dawn
ArPharazonV: Indis has been afk for about 40 minutes now. You might want to poke her in a side-window or in-game somewhere.
AriehnV: we left Silvermoon because of that and now we are getting the same sort of trouble in Hearthglen
ArPharazonV: Hearthglen? That's a nice spot...
AriehnV: It is , if a bit empty in comparison what it should be lorewise ;-)
AriehnV: all right time for Lotro news .. i just poked Indis
karakedi25: Indis has been here the whole time, but I don't have much to say about the games you were discussing.
ArPharazonV: Ah, that's fair.
ArPharazonV: I usually phase out during LotRO news too ;-)
AriehnV: we are through with WoW Indis :-) you can phase in for a bit ;-)

karakedi25: LotRO is going well. I'm enjoying the Beorning; mine just reached level 35 and now has to kill a bunch of orcs and spiders for a class deed. I'm on a timed accelerator, so I'll be focusing on that.
karakedi25: I haven't done anything on my level capped characters yet--beorning is too much fun.
karakedi25: People seem pleased with the new area and the changes in the loot for the Big Battles. The patch has been well received.
karakedi25: That's all I have.
AriehnV: ok thanks you very much indis
AriehnV: i have a little report too from last Monday
AriehnV: I was playing my Warden a bit , a level 25 lowbie and got Fainan's (Varda's hunter) to help me along with a bunch of orc related quests in Rath Teraig .. is the name you know the pass with all the orc fortresses
ArPharazonV: Sounds dangerous!
AriehnV: no Rath Teraig is the thing near dwarvs capital
AriehnV: its quite interesting since you progress from one sort of orcs to the next with a couple of bosses in between
AriehnV: also you get to collect relics and poison wargs ^^
ArPharazonV: Almost like a raid, then :-)
AriehnV: we picked up a level 30 guy from another guild who was on the same quests so we had good company
AriehnV: and you blow up siege engines too :-)
AriehnV: i almost forgot that .. its a nice thing for collecting reputation with the Edain
AriehnV: and i got a few achievements on the way as well .. err deeds
AriehnV: hng on i ll get the area right .. second
AriehnV: sorry for being so unorganised tonight :-\
AriehnV: The town that is near is Trestlebridge just north of Bree

AriehnV: i just spotted on the forum Eonwe posted finally in the rp :-D
ArPharazonV: Right, that should be taking place between days or something?
AriehnV: and the area we quested in was North Downs and the Pass Nan Wathren :-)
AriehnV: let me check, i have to read it first
AriehnV: i think this is after the day in Rivendell , when you met at the training site
AriehnV: you know i sent Frali to a feast of his own .in the golden halss which Auros has with his friends and he sends off this guy to find out about some old runes and lore of Angar
AriehnV: Angmar
AriehnV: that would be the day after
ArPharazonV: Right.

ArPharazonV: So, got any ideas for Tolkien section? ;-)
AriehnV: not really ^^ or a Tolkien moment
AriehnV: i am too tired to do anything sophisticated i fear unless you two have an idea or pallando who is lurking there in the background :-)
ArPharazonV: We could do a quick trivia round if you can think of any questions...
ArPharazonV: Oh, one Tolkien-related thing to mention.
AriehnV: sure
AriehnV: go ahead
ArPharazonV: PJ's facebook's been showing reports of the results of that fan contest thing, but near the end he also posted the first trailer for the third movie!
AriehnV: got a link?
ArPharazonV: here it is!
karakedi25: I'm sorry, I'm trying to kill a massive number of spiders on a short-term accelerator, so I think I'd better log out. I'm not really able to pay good attention.
karakedi25: Namarie, all.
ArPharazonV: Namarie!
karakedi25 has left the room.
AriehnV: ah this trailer looks promising :-)
AriehnV: just watched it
ArPharazonV: :-)

ArPharazonV: Allright, trivia then?
AriehnV: very well then ..... in Lotro at the beginning .. there was a big party
AriehnV: yep
AriehnV: what was the signal for the main supper there :-)?
ArPharazonV: Somehow I doubt it was fireworks...
AriehnV: hmmm why not? ;-) a specific spectacular firework if i remember right
AriehnV: can you think of it?
ArPharazonV: While not happening in the way it appeared in the movie...
ArPharazonV: I'm gonna go with a dragon ;-)
AriehnV: in the book aye
AriehnV: heeh yes indeed gandalfs fireworks conjured up a lifelike copy of Smaug which flew close over the party area and burst into sparks in a loud bang
ArPharazonV: As if shot by an arrow!
AriehnV: indeed
AriehnV: your turn

ArPharazonV: Allright, movie related, the battle of five armies...
ArPharazonV: it was named after 5 armies, but I do believe that by the end, there were at least 8 "parties" or armies involved. Can you name them? :-)
AriehnV: orcs .. wargs ,.. elves .. dwarves .. eagles .. 1 Hobbit ..
ArPharazonV: Getting there!
AriehnV: 1 wizard .. Beorn .. something else?
ArPharazonV: You forgot the humans ;-)
ArPharazonV: I had also split up the dwarves into 2 groups with one coming from the east and one smaller group bursting out of the mountain, but such margins are why I limited it to 8 :-) And you got 8, so you got it!
AriehnV: :-D
AriehnV: oh yeah indeed forgot the humans ^^ i sometimes forget i am one hehe

AriehnV: an easy question linked with this .. the Eagles turn up somewhere else somewhat later .. Who sais "The eagles are coming!" at said later occasion and what was it?
ArPharazonV: That was at the Black Gate, I think.
ArPharazonV: I wanted to say Pippin, but Pippin was blacking out at the time...
ArPharazonV: Let's start with keen-eyed Legolas.
AriehnV: i was actually thinking of Pippin
AriehnV: and one other
ArPharazonV: If I recall, Pippin heard someone say it as he blacked out and thought he'd drifted into Bilbo's story or something.
ArPharazonV: Bilbo being the one who cried it out the first time :-)
AriehnV: yip :-)
AriehnV: its just a memory that stood out with me
AriehnV: Sam said it as well to Frodo in Mordor at the end when everything around Mount Doom was blowing up
ArPharazonV: Oh, I'd forgotten that one.
AriehnV: have you got a last question?
AriehnV: before we officially call it ?
ArPharazonV: Hmm.
ArPharazonV: Tough to think of something hobbit-related!
AriehnV: anything will do
AriehnV: in Middlearth that is :-) or beyond
ArPharazonV: You'd think that thinking of something would be easy...
AriehnV: then just let us call it here :-)

ArPharazonV: Ehr... name Frodo's parents?
AriehnV: Primula Brandibock and hmmm .. err .. no idea
ArPharazonV: Hint: His last name is Baggins!
AriehnV: oh really :P#
ArPharazonV: Drogo :-)
AriehnV: ach Drogo yes ^^ :-)
AriehnV: mental block alas
AriehnV: was the mothers name right?
ArPharazonV: Primula's right, yes.
AriehnV: :-D half the honor saved hehe

AriehnV: *thinks which hammer to drench with sunlight * .. picks big one and big flash from it hits the gong*

ArPharazonV: Anyway, personal gaming.
ArPharazonV: For flashgaming I'll give you two games!
ArPharazonV: Royal Warfare is a sort of unit defense game where you have a small group of soldiers, archers, priests etc and you have to defend from waves of enemies. You can upgrade units, units can get experience and specializations within levels, and you can buy new units at certain moments during a number of the levels.
ArPharazonV: And there's an allright story around as well :-)
ArPharazonV: And the other one is a sizable puzzle game called Transmission where you have to work with transmitters and receivers to send signals around. Very atmospheric :-)

ArPharazonV: And in WoW, my warrior completed his quest for the legendary cloak!
ArPharazonV: Just in time too, the quest is being removed in a few days.
AriehnV: cool thanks :-) and grats
ArPharazonV: Other than that I haven't done too much in WoW except a bit of Timeless Isle farming. Just waiting for the expansion to roll out.
ArPharazonV: And I think that's it for me?
AriehnV: hmm i havent done much pve wise just did the draenor start quest , the event change with a few other alts
ArPharazonV: Done it with my 2 max characters. Doesn't take too long :-)
AriehnV: and a bit levelling on the shaman as well but else mainly rp :-)
AriehnV: yip :-)
AriehnV: Namarie for now :-) bed is calling
AriehnV has left the room.
ArPharazonV: Namarien!
ArPharazonV: saving and sending transcript