Valar Guild

December 13, 2015 Sunday Meeting

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

Attending: (5)
Arien-(Valar)/AriehnV, ArPharazonV, LenweV/perseid28, PallandoValar, and VardaValar1 (presiding)

Meeting begins
    Art by the Bohemian Weasel-(T)
    Discussion topics: 
       Topic 1: What was that battering ram named in honor of by those of Mordor?
       Topic 2:  Pippin had a surprising lot of use, even beyond the ent march, which was huge. In Gondor, how did he change things? At the Black Gate?
    Ar-Pharazon: gaming news including flashgaming reviews.

You have just entered room "valarguildmeetingplace."
ArPharazonV: Aiya!
VardaValar1: Aiya Golden One :-)
ArPharazonV: Am I late?
VardaValar1: Nope, we have 5 minutes, apparently
ArPharazonV: and who is perseid again? :-)
VardaValar1: Lenwe-V
ArPharazonV: right
perseid28: yes sorry, I'm Lenwe
AriehnV: Aiya Lenwe and Varda and no Phara we are early and you know .... a wizard s never late, nor is he early ..
perseid28: I don't know if there's a way for me to change my display name
AriehnV: he arrives exactly when he means to *nod*
ArPharazonV: Well if I missed the opening greetings, I'm sure Varda'll add them to the transcript :-)
VardaValar1: It's not your side, Lenwe. I see you as Lenwe.
VardaValar1: We still have five minutes, no panic. :-)
ArPharazonV: Must be my side then :-)
ArPharazonV: Naaahh, I meant between you 3!
VardaValar1: It's how we list the person, at least on my version.
ArPharazonV: Before meeting's all part of it!
VardaValar1: Truth. :-)
AriehnV: right i got you on my contact list now as Lenwe V
VardaValar1: There you go
ArPharazonV: Don't worry. Varda's an expert at editing the transcript.
VardaValar1: Nothing wrong with perseid as a name, luckily. Doesn't give away real names or work places. [Note: or emails]
VardaValar1: and..starry!
perseid28: shooty starry, I named it after August's meteor shower :-)
VardaValar1: Love to watch meteor showers
AriehnV: yes very impressive
PallandoValar has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Just the thought of things of so far out coming near.
PallandoValar: aiya
ArPharazonV: Aiya
perseid28: Aiya!
VardaValar1: Aiya - and there's one now, in from EVE online, out in space. :-)
ArPharazonV: Don't remember a meteor shower this year, but I did watch out for the lunar eclipse.
VardaValar1: Tilion being shy?
ArPharazonV: Which happened during/after a meeting if I recall!
ArPharazonV: hehe
VardaValar1: A good time
AriehnV: hm i Tilion being slow and cheeky at times
AriehnV: I live on the Isle of Skye , Lenwe, annd we get very clear nights in dark areas which are not hard to find .. and we had the great pleasure of being able to witness some Northern Lights
perseid28: I had to look it up to find where it is ;-) It looks amazing
VardaValar1: I live in a mess of lights, problem with being the Lady of Light maybe, so being somewhere to see such things is a special treat.
ArPharazonV: I live in a town. I suppose it's average, here.
VardaValar1: *moves to the Isle of Skye* What a great name!
ArPharazonV: Makes me think the island's floating :-)
AriehnV: its one of the most beautiful areas you can imagine .. its a very popular place for us folks to travel )
AriehnV: maybe that's where Dalaran ought to be *nods*
VardaValar1: It probably is there, just hidden.
AriehnV: ... and fact is Glasgow has as "nickname" "City of Lights*
VardaValar1: There you go. A clue!
ArPharazonV: I thought that was Paris :-)
VardaValar1: More than one with a similar nickname.
AriehnV: well truth to be said .. Runrig have a great song about Glasgow which they called "City of Lights" ^^got to to love it
VardaValar1: Nifty :-)
VardaValar1: Ok, that was Membership, out of normal order. ;-)

VardaValar1: Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo!
VardaValar1: Membership:
VardaValar1: See above.
VardaValar1: Any other Membership news?
ArPharazonV: Hospital visit for me past week.
VardaValar1: Hi from Fangorn and Sauron. Lenwe and Dis in LotRO.
ArPharazonV: Check-up on the ol' heart-valve. Seems okay still!
ArPharazonV: hi!
VardaValar1: Good to hear it's ok!
VardaValar1: Elladan is out of the hospital too. Maybe escaping the hospital is catching!
VardaValar1: Here's a message from Elladan, who isn't able to join the meeting from his device:
VardaValar1: Well wishes, happy holidays, and I hope to be joining the kin after the holidays. Suilad
ArPharazonV: Hope not, or hospitals will be out of work.
VardaValar1: And I miss you all very much!
VardaValar1: /endquote
ArPharazonV: Hantalye Elladan!
VardaValar1: Passed it on, Phar. :-)
AriehnV: welcome back to life Elladan and aiyata from me .. i know the feeling :-)
VardaValar1: We're super-gluing Falco's internet connection. Doesn't seem to help much.
AriehnV: hope you get better soon
VardaValar1: Passed it on. *loves copy/paste*
AriehnV: ah and Falco's problem with the internet .. i know that feeling too L-s
AriehnV: :-s
VardaValar1: tell them all aiyataratatouille
VardaValar1: from Elladan
AriehnV: :-)
[Note: Nimrodel's mother passed away, and this is not long after her father passed away last night.  We heard about it after the meeting, and wish Nim strength and send our love.]

VardaValar1: On to
VardaValar1: Web:
VardaValar1: Lag, please bear with me. :-)
VardaValar1: Art from the Bohemian Weasel-(T):
VardaValar1: "Grond" - the battering ram of Mordor, named after Morgoth's mace.
VardaValar1: "Let him go, you filth!" Sam using the phial of Galadriel.
VardaValar1: "Warning" Pippin to Gandalf: "Gandalf! Denethor has lost his mind! He’s burning Faramir alive!’
VardaValar1: That's all for today.

VardaValar1: Gaming:
VardaValar1: From Eonwe:
VardaValar1: LotRO:
VardaValar1: Update 17.1 was this week, as mentioned last week. Check out the patch notes and the hotfixes.
VardaValar1: WoW:
VardaValar1: Nothing to see this week except the latest hotfixes.
VardaValar1: Diablo 3:
VardaValar1: New preview from the upcoming patch: Greyhollow Island.
VardaValar1: Hearthstone:
VardaValar1: There's a new blog to let us know Winterveil comes to Hearthstone.
VardaValar1: The final wing of The League of Explorers is out: The Hall of Explorers.
VardaValar1: Heroes of the Storm:
VardaValar1: There's a new patch out this week. You know the drill - follow this link to see the patch notes.
VardaValar1: Winterveil is also coming to Heroes of the Storm with reasons to play the game. Oh no, not reasons to play the game!
VardaValar1: Heroes of the Storm now has a recruit-a-friend feature.

ArPharazonV: Winterveil brawl was supposed to come out this week, but it hasn't yet. Probably next week we can earn the card back ;-)
ArPharazonV: That's Hearthstone, btw.
VardaValar1: Likely
VardaValar1: Thanks :-)
VardaValar1: Any other additions? That was nice to know.
ArPharazonV: Hmmmnope, nothing I can think of that shouldn't go into personal news later :-)
VardaValar1: We'll look for that down the transcript a bit. :-)
AriehnV: and theres patching going on the ptc of WoW #
AriehnV: so preps for a patch i think :-)
AriehnV has left the room.
VardaValar1: ah hah!
VardaValar1: oops, that was a crash
ArPharazonV: Aiyata
AriehnV has entered the room.
VardaValar1: and she's back!
ArPharazonV: Oh, wait. Right.
ArPharazonV: *now* Aiyata!
VardaValar1: :-)
AriehnV: ooops sorry closed window wrong ^^
VardaValar1: Happens
AriehnV: right and hantal
AriehnV: what did i miss and aiya , Pallando
VardaValar1: Nothing. It was quick and we waited for you.
ArPharazonV: patch for WoW? Can't remember what we're getting.
VardaValar1: Arien V: so preps for a patch i think :-)
VardaValar1: That was the last from you.
AriehnV: just noticed that the PTR was updating yes
AriehnV: So i figured something is cooking at Blizz
VardaValar1: Verrry suspicious.
ArPharazonV: I do know the alpha for Legion got some new areas.
ArPharazonV: But that's still a long time away :-)
VardaValar1: Fifteen minutes can seem really long sometimes. :-)
VardaValar1: Gaming relativity. ^^
VardaValar1: Any other business, suggestions, gaming news, etc?
VardaValar1: Then on to

VardaValar1: Tolkien!
VardaValar1: Looking at those pics, they have point/counterpoint in the plot.
VardaValar1: Grond has history
VardaValar1: What was that battering ram named in honor of by those of Mordor?
ArPharazonV: You already said it was after Morgoth's mace ;-)
ArPharazonV: The one he didn't actually appear to use very often, except against Fingolfin.
VardaValar1: oops, let Tevildo out of the bag there.
VardaValar1: We don't get to see it being used often. Might have been handy to bat a drake out of the way in the hall.

VardaValar1: Pippin had a surprising lot of use, even beyond the ent march, which was huge.
VardaValar1: In Gondor, how did he change things?
ArPharazonV: Saving the new steward is the first thing that comes to mind.
AriehnV: he became companion to the guard soldier and his son .. name block at the moment but you know who ^^
AriehnV: and friend and the lad might have been lonely otherwise
ArPharazonV: And yes, he and the guard he befriended gave us a unique perspective into the doings of Minas Tirith :-)
AriehnV: and yes that :-)
AriehnV: he moved even Denethor's heart a bit
ArPharazonV: The right person to bring the news of Boromir's death.
VardaValar1: Thanks Arien, that bit about Denethor is rarely mentioned.
VardaValar1: Beregond and son, Bergil. aye.
AriehnV: when he offered his services to him after bringing the death and Bregil and Beregond yes just came again
AriehnV: the names , thanks Varda :-)
VardaValar1: You're welcome
VardaValar1: He aided as a messenger for Gandalf, inside man, as well as genuinely wanting to help out Denethor and Faramir.
VardaValar1: A nifty bit, he saw the Witch-king before Merry did.
ArPharazonV: "Hey, Merry, did you also see that big nazgul leading the fight?" "See him? I stabbed him in the knee!"
VardaValar1: He went to the Battle of Pelennor Fields, without Merry.
VardaValar1: hehe
VardaValar1: o sorry, meant to say the Black Gate.
VardaValar1: What did he do there that was heroic?
ArPharazonV: Protecting Beregond from a troll chieftain, right?
VardaValar1: Aye. Beregond would have been a goner.
AriehnV: "I think that made me draw even with Merry again" he thought before he passed out
VardaValar1: good
VardaValar1: I just looked it up. It was a great troll-chieftain.
VardaValar1: He stabbed upward and the thing fell, unfortunately on top of Pippin.
ArPharazonV: Ouch.
ArPharazonV: Hope it wasn't too spikily armored.
VardaValar1: Last thing he heard was that the eagles were coming. :-)
VardaValar1: RotK "The Black Gate Opens"
VardaValar1: Pippin had all the bravery any great hero could hope for and killed a monster.
VardaValar1: When he went back to the Shire, those ruffians looked much less impressive than they would have before.
ArPharazonV: Good swordskill though. Did Boromir teach him on the road? :-)
VardaValar1: He probably did, and he may have picked up more working for the Guard in Gondor, and on the journey.
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AriehnV has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Still, pointy end goes up towards the bad guy. So there!
ArPharazonV: *nods* don't forget to poke between the armor, if possible.
AriehnV: aye ... Arya said that too to her father Ed Stark ^^ sorry wrong book =-O
VardaValar1: hehe
VardaValar1: *picks up a shiny gavel*
VardaValar1: *Whammmm*
ArPharazonV: Don't know about the book, but I know that in the show, the Hound taught her to aim for the heart.
VardaValar1: *it disappeared in a flash of light!*

VardaValar1: After-meeting:
VardaValar1: Free chat. :-)
AriehnV: *lends golden sun-ray cloth to Varda to polish it"
VardaValar1: Heart. That's somewhere in the middle of the chest.
ArPharazonV: Ever so slightly to the left.
ArPharazonV: I should know, someone took an echo of mine only 2 days ago ;-)
VardaValar1: The gavel fell apart into light rays. *uses the sun ray cloth to put it together and make a little star*
ArPharazonV: Yay, more stars!
ArPharazonV: Gotta replace the fallen ones.
VardaValar1: Aye. For stabbing purposes, more or less in the chest, bound to hit something interesting.
VardaValar1: *tosses the fallen back into the sky like sparkling confetti*
AriehnV: hooray ! prettry :-D
AriehnV: pretty even
VardaValar1: Sauron just popped by :-)
ArPharazonV: What is he up to...? ;-)
VardaValar1: Talking about space, EVE. Be very afraid.
ArPharazonV: *testing if still here*
ArPharazonV: yep
VardaValar1: Sure enough
ArPharazonV: Let me find a safe spot in Tanaan...
VardaValar1: We're in After-meeting. Take your time.

ArPharazonV: Personal gaming!
ArPharazonV: For flashgaming I'll give 2 smaller games today.
ArPharazonV: is an older one, but did the first badge this week, so I'll give it.. first in a series where you have to put together a contraption to wake up a sleeping box.
ArPharazonV: for the christmas spirit, I'll throw in an installment of the Monkey Go Happy series, a point-and-click game where you have to complete puzzles by collecting stuff and clicking on stuff and giving stuff to questgivers. Fetch-quest, basically, with some looking around :-)

ArPharazonV: Blizzard games!
ArPharazonV: Didn't do much SCII and D3, unfortunately. For some reason I'm always short on time every day of the week :-)
ArPharazonV: Did some Heroes of the Storm, bit more Raynor than usual, to get used to him again. Gold's really piling up now. Maybe I should buy some stuff ;-)
ArPharazonV: Hearthstone! After getting all classes to 38 during the last meeting, I'm slowly building em up again for the next level. Biggest trouble was a daily I got to win 5 brawls, because they're completely random this week ;-)
ArPharazonV: so much winking.. why?
ArPharazonV: anyway
ArPharazonV: WoW: Riding around on my new moose mount!
ArPharazonV: Also got some new gear for my cat-offspec today, but I'm pretty much almost optimal for the content we've cleared so far, for both specs.
ArPharazonV: I got my last heirloom trinket from mythic dungeons, have all 5 now :-)
ArPharazonV: And with all my current gear valor-upgraded so far, I think I can get away with skipping mythic dungeons from here on and only get valor from daily heroics.
ArPharazonV: At least until we get into mythic raiding and the loot starts coming again.
ArPharazonV: Got revered reputation with all 3 Tanaan factions! Only thing left to unlock flying in Draenor is to collect 100 treasures, I've got 10 so far in the past, so still a while to go.
ArPharazonV: And I'll focus on getting 2 of the factions to exalted first, and perhaps doing some pet battles, before I start the treasure hunt.
ArPharazonV: But it's somewhere on the horizon :-)
ArPharazonV: For the shipyard I'll add that I managed to randomly construct a Murloc-crewed destroyer this week. Because they can fulfill 2 ship-roles instead of 1, they're very good to have. Took me a lot of constructing to get one.
VardaValar1: Grats
ArPharazonV: And.. I think that's it for this week!
VardaValar1: Sounds as if you could use a rest!
VardaValar1: You did a ton.
ArPharazonV: Mostly small things. Shipyard was mostly visiting the place a couple of times a day.
ArPharazonV: I will be glad to be rid of the mythic dungeons though. 8 instances taking the better part of an hour each, is quite time-consuming.
VardaValar1: Sounds like
ArPharazonV: Well, I *am* glad to be rid of them, since I got my last heirloom :-)
VardaValar1: Comp is lagging badly. Going to restart it.
ArPharazonV: See you in a few minutes then?
VardaValar1: We're done, aren't we?
ArPharazonV: Remember to save the start of the meeting first :-)
ArPharazonV: Aww, fine.
VardaValar1: ok
VardaValar1: Did you fall out?
ArPharazonV: No, but I came in later than 3 of you!
VardaValar1: LenweV (perseid28) has entered the room. Varda Valar (VardaValar1) has entered the room. Varda Valar: Aiya Arien and Lenwe :-) arpharazonv has been invited. ArPharazon-V (ArPharazonV) has entered the room.
VardaValar1: That's what you missed. :-)
ArPharazonV: Pff, fine :-)
VardaValar1: hehe /duck
VardaValar1: Take care, good buddy. :-)
ArPharazonV: Well, at least transcribed now!
VardaValar1: yay
ArPharazonV: namarie :-)
ArPharazonV: *at least it's
VardaValar1: Namarie :-)
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ArPharazonV: Last in the room, saving and sending transcript.