Valar Guild

September 21, 2014 Sunday Meeting

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

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Transcript work by
Ar-Pharazon and Varda.

Attending: (4)
    AriehnV, ArPharazonV, Indis-(V)/karakedi25, VardaValar1 (presiding)

Meeting begins
    Games Site news
    Archmage: game review given in After-meeting
    Game: Use only one word to describe something at Bilbo and Frodo's birthday party.
    Screenshots from in-game (and other media) are requested for the Birthday, and for the Books project. Please email to Varda.
    This and the Before-meeting will be used for personal info, non-gaming branch news, and quick game reviews (although game reviews for grouping games should be emailed to Eonwe for the Games Site). Gaming branch news relates to gaming information affecting games where we have an official branch, and group things done by Valarite members. This should cut some of the time problems we've been having in trying to start the Tolkien section, but still let us do the other fun things.  Branch news needs to be pre-typed reports that can be quickly put into the meeting.
    Official current gaming branches: WoW Lothar, WoW Uldaman, LotRO Landroval, SWTOR Ebon Hawk, and EVE.  Guild Wars 2? We also have a gathering spot on Steam, although not exactly a guild branch. We have members gaming across mulitiple games who keep track of each other, but without an official branch.
    Archmage game review, by Arien.

You have just entered room "valarguildmeetingplace."
AriehnV has entered the room.
ArPharazonV: Aiya!
AriehnV: Aiya there :-)
AriehnV: how s you?
ArPharazonV: Good! Just wondering where everyone is. I got no email.
ArPharazonV: And by everyone.. I mostly mean Varda.
AriehnV: i got no email either so i was thinking she was here
AriehnV: i hope nothing bad happenened
ArPharazonV: Give it half an hour again?
AriehnV: yeah i think so
ArPharazonV: Ah, there's Varda.
VardaValar1 has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Aiya :-)
ArPharazonV: Aiya!
AriehnV: aiya Varda :-)
VardaValar1: Found the password for AIM - on a different computer
ArPharazonV: Ahh.

VardaValar1: Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo
VardaValar1: Membership:
VardaValar1: Elwing is visiting at our house, says hi :-)
ArPharazonV: Hi!
VardaValar1: Any other Membership news?

VardaValar1: Web:
VardaValar1: Nothing new to report for the Tolkien Site, but
VardaValar1: we've been spending time in LotRO to bring you a picture (or several) for tomorrow
VardaValar1: since tomorrow is Sept. 22, the double birthday of Bilbo and Frodo
VardaValar1: We may have a problem with that, as I wasn't on my computer, but we'll see how it worked out
AriehnV: saiy hi to Elwing fro as
AriehnV: from us
ArPharazonV: Looking forward to seeing it, Varda, whatever state it's in ;-)
VardaValar1: Celebrian, Elwing, Fangorn, Sauron, and myself went to the Party Tree as hobbits for the shot, three created especially for the event
VardaValar1: Thank you
VardaValar1: The Games Site has updated, thanks Eonwe :-)

VardaValar1: Gaming:
VardaValar1: non-WoW, non-LotRO news
VardaValar1: Phar, do you have some news for us?
ArPharazonV: Oh, sure.
ArPharazonV: Bunch more seasonal Diablo 3, lvl 34 now, still trying to speed up the process, but at least I'm practically halfway to max level :-)
ArPharazonV: Hearthstone too, first few 28s now!
ArPharazonV: And for flashgaming I'll give you a math/puzzle game called 9, which I think I didn't link last week...
ArPharazonV: And that's pretty much my non-wow news.
VardaValar1: Thanks Phar :-)
VardaValar1: Heroes of the Storm is soon entering the final phase of technical alpha.

VardaValar1: WoW news:
VardaValar1: The PTR patch notes have been updated.
VardaValar1: Two new blogs have been released, one on facial customization in Warlords of Draenor and the other on changes to the graphics engine.
karakedi25 has entered the room.
karakedi25: aiya
VardaValar1: Aiya Indis :-)
karakedi25: raiding so only marginally here
VardaValar1: The fourth Lords of War cinematic has been released: Lords of War: Part 4 - Kilrogg.
ArPharazonV: Aiya!
VardaValar1: If you're looking to get the legendary cloak from Wrathion's quests, you need to complete it before the expansion goes live.
VardaValar1: Finally, Blizzard is planning to free up character names from characters that have no been used in a long time. Read the announcement for more info.
ArPharazonV: Long time = since the start of the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, I believe.
VardaValar1: Now I'm worried about my characters :-)
VardaValar1: Thanks
ArPharazonV: I've logged all mine recently for server-related reasons, so I'm fine :-)
VardaValar1: Good :-)
VardaValar1: Phar, any WoW news?
ArPharazonV: Yep.
ArPharazonV: Before I give my personal progress, I'll give you a link to something spoilerish, if you want it
VardaValar1: For WoW?
ArPharazonV: Yes.
VardaValar1: More spoilerish than what we gave?
ArPharazonV: This week Blizzard shared, via the forums I think, a bunch of cinematics from WoD, mostly the end of questing zones.
ArPharazonV: They figured the things'll be leaked anyway, so they thought they'd best do it themselves with the appropriate warnings.
VardaValar1: Maybe we could just give a link and let readers decide if they want spoiled
ArPharazonV: The MMO-Champion site compiled all of them in a single post.
VardaValar1: That would be perfect
VardaValar1: Thank you
ArPharazonV: As for personal stuff, I got my last silver medal for challenge modes today, giving me a new pandaren phoenix mount, with the promise of the other when patch 6.0 hits
ArPharazonV: *the other 3
VardaValar1: Nice :-)
ArPharazonV: I've also finished my scenario-grinding for items to unlock rare bosses in the Brawler's Guild, and am only missing 2 things now; one coming from farming (which I'm working on) and one coming from the Darkmoon Faire (which is still some time away).
ArPharazonV: Actual farming, that is. Using the farm at Halfhill to grow crops.
VardaValar1: Sounds hobbity :-)
ArPharazonV: Now it's really time for some loose ends; I am now planning to max-level the last 5 pets needed to get the cricket reward, and finish up some quests on the Timeless Isle. But in all I think I'm pretty much ready for the patch now ;-)
ArPharazonV: And that's it for me, continue with LotRO!
VardaValar1: Thanks, Phar, and good luck with it
ArPharazonV: ..Also, tell me if I should stop sharing personal stuff. I just like to rant a bit on what I"m doing in WoW, the things I achieve... I just don't have any Valar-people to do stuff with in there.
ArPharazonV: So I'm kinda limited.
ArPharazonV: Well, I did see Arien online yesterday :-)
VardaValar1: :-)

VardaValar1: LotRO:
VardaValar1: Update 14.2 was released. See the patch notes for what changed.
VardaValar1: We also had Talk Like a Pirate Day, with people talking like a pirate, and each of us was asked to kill at least 10 Corsairs or bandits as a Valar thing.
ArPharazonV: Oh yes! That was also in WoW.
ArPharazonV: (small interjection: Also Brewfest has started!)
VardaValar1: That last was a pure Valar activity
VardaValar1: Ah right, thanks on Brewfest
VardaValar1: We have Bilbo's birthday going, just finished with Farmer's Faire
VardaValar1: Any other news, comments, suggestions?

VardaValar1: I have very little time, but
VardaValar1: we could do a quick game with any able to participate
VardaValar1: One word items related to the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo. :-)
ArPharazonV: Mathom.
VardaValar1: Tree
ArPharazonV: Speech :-)
ArPharazonV: or wait for Arien first?
ArPharazonV: and/or Indis?
VardaValar1: Arien, Indis? Able to join in?
VardaValar1: Feast
VardaValar1: Indis is raiding, pretty tough to join in.
VardaValar1: Arien away?
ArPharazonV: Fireworks.
VardaValar1: 144
ArPharazonV: Ring
VardaValar1: Light
AriehnV: Tree
ArPharazonV: Dragon
VardaValar1: Tents
AriehnV: invitations
ArPharazonV: Sign
VardaValar1: Give-away
AriehnV: presents
VardaValar1: I recommend we stop here. :-)
VardaValar1: Amazing creativity coming up with so many. Thank you all.
ArPharazonV: :-)

VardaValar1: Please remember we are looking for screenshots for the anniversary, and for the Birthday, if you have one you feel appropriate. Or other types of sharable fun. :-)
VardaValar1: *picks up hammer*
VardaValar1: *notes Aule's name on it and hastily puts it down*
VardaValar1: *picks up another hammer*
VardaValar1: *ka-tonnnnng*
VardaValar1: It bounced!
VardaValar1: Rubber mallet.
ArPharazonV: I'm sure you can use it if you ask Aule nicely.
ArPharazonV: Hmm, didn't bounce back in your face, hopefully?
VardaValar1: I swiped some sparks, still treading carefully afterwards.
VardaValar1: Nope, Valar dodge is pretty good.
AriehnV: *err wants to send sunbeam on it but it melts " :-)
VardaValar1: oops
VardaValar1: Namarie gang. Time to feed this lot over here at Taniquetil.
AriehnV: Namarie :-) greetings to the gang :-D
VardaValar1 has left the room.
ArPharazonV: Namarie!
ArPharazonV: Bit late.
ArPharazonV: Oh well, she'll read it! [Note: aye, read it. :)  ]
AriehnV: indeed :-) i am so sleepy i think i shall head to bed before i fall asleep
ArPharazonV: Namarie to you too then!

AriehnV: should and could have said that i ll have a look at archmage . a free to play new mmo by glyph .. a company partnered to Trion
ArPharazonV: What is it about?
AriehnV: i forgot about it ^^ so i am just downloading it and have a look at it once its done
ArPharazonV: Ah, allright :-) We'll hear next week then!
karakedi25: namarie
karakedi25 has left the room.
ArPharazonV: Namarie Indis!
AriehnV: Namarie ..i ll give a review in one of the next meetins Phara
ArPharazonV: Sure! Whenever you want.
AriehnV: four races and a society which is playerdynamic like Eve - Online
AriehnV: the players basically decide how the economy of the world goes
AriehnV: with good and evil methods allowed .. as long as it stays in game i think
AriehnV: so piracy , bandits , smuggling , scam .. within the gaeme its allowed
ArPharazonV: Neat!
AriehnV: pillaging and conquest of course i should mention as well ^^
AriehnV: so it is pvp oriented as well if players chose so
AriehnV: but there are dungeons and quests
AriehnV: it looks a bit like a fantasy MMO version of Eve-online :-)
ArPharazonV: So there are npcs.
AriehnV: but free to play
AriehnV: aye
ArPharazonV: But they're not running the show :-)
AriehnV: four major races
ArPharazonV: Well, I mean, the players seem to be in control.
AriehnV: yeah absolutely as i understand
AriehnV: there are over 100 classes which you sort of create with a combination of three skillsets
AriehnV: Main skill .. which decides whether your character is a caster or melefighteer or ranged archer
AriehnV: or sneak style melee
AriehnV: so a rogue of kind
ArPharazonV: *nod*
AriehnV: and there is naval combat as wwell
AriehnV: it sounds quite interesting
ArPharazonV: Sounds fun!
AriehnV: i ve got this from therir website
ArPharazonV: Not working. You sure it's spelled right?
ArPharazonV: I threw an "m" into that link for archmage, and got sent to a facebook page?
ArPharazonV: .... do you mean ?
ArPharazonV: Aaaah, that works.
ArPharazonV: Arche Age.
AriehnV: yep .. see my mind is foggy ^^
AriehnV: right i ll head to bed :-) Namarie for now :-)
ArPharazonV: Namarie!
AriehnV has left the room.
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