Valar Guild

January 31, 2016 Sunday Meeting

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

Attending: (6)
Arien-(Valar)/AriehnV, ArPharazonV, Elladan-(V)/scott92027, Gilraen-(V)/Iryenth, Lenwe-(V)/perseid28, VardaValar1 (presiding)

Meeting begins
    During Tolkien, request for an XBox 1 community of Valarites from Elladan. Great for Shadows of Mordor.
    Request for entry into the "Valar Guild" community on Steam, from Arien and Lenwe. Scatha invited them the same night. Steam names now on the Membership page.
    Topic: Humor in Tolkien's work.
    Ar-Pharazon: more gaming news including flashgaming reviews.

You have just entered room "valarguildmeetingplace."
perseid28 has entered the room.
VardaValar1 has entered the room.
ArPharazonV: Aiya folks!
VardaValar1: Aiya Golden One :-)
perseid28: Aiya Varda and Ar-Pharazon!
perseid28: didn't figure anyone would be on yet
VardaValar1: Surprise :-)
VardaValar1: Aiya Lenwe
perseid28: is this the pre meeting then? :-)
VardaValar1: Half an hour til the official meeting. No worries
VardaValar1: Not really a meeting. More like hi friends and hanging out while gaming or working
ArPharazonV: Sounds about right. Still got some WoW stuff to do.
VardaValar1: I'm in a LotRO fellowship with Fangorn and Elwing
VardaValar1: Gorlim and Dis are on too
VardaValar1: Nar was on a bit ago
ArPharazonV: Aiya to everyone there :-)
ArPharazonV: Am I still here? ;-)
ArPharazonV: Seems so.
VardaValar1: Aiya
VardaValar1: Logging out of LotRO
VardaValar1: Inviting
ArPharazonV: Arien poked.
VardaValar1: Thanks :-)
AriehnV has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Aiya Sunshine :-)
ArPharazonV: Aiya!
AriehnV: Evening all and aiya :-)
scott92027 has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Aiya Elladan :-)

VardaValar1: Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo!
VardaValar1: Membership:
VardaValar1: This is a good time for our members to scout around for potential members.
Iryenth has entered the room.
VardaValar1: Aiya Gilraen :-)
Iryenth: Aiya
ArPharazonV: Aiya Elladan and Gilraen!
VardaValar1: In WoW, we have new achievements that make us look good, help in your scouting.
VardaValar1: In LotRO, several of the old, large raiding kins are disbanding, some not until March 1, but members are looking around.
VardaValar1: We need to be looking for good people that have read at least LotR and bring them into a good, long-lasting home.
ArPharazonV: What happens at March 1 that they have to disband?
PallandoValar has entered the room.
PallandoValar: aiya
ArPharazonV: Aiya
AriehnV: Aiya Pallando
VardaValar1: It's like a notice for one of the kins and their sister group to give them time to find another kin.
ArPharazonV: Ah.
VardaValar1: Others are just falling apart.
ArPharazonV: It's not some game-altering change, then.
VardaValar1: We can give them a new home and build up our kin at the same time.
VardaValar1: Chat with me if you have any questions about scouting. Glad to help. Bring them to me or another officer for the test, which they can re-take as often as needed. First time they're nervous and forget their own names. :-)

VardaValar1: Web:
VardaValar1: We will not be having new pics from the Bohemian Weasel for a while as she's been working on other projects and needs time to make those fancy new ones that we can use.
VardaValar1: I've been to Deep Groover-(T)'s house and he is nearly done with a wonderful model that we can put up after it's completed and photographed.
VardaValar1: We could use input from all members for the articles to help with the events timeline, with poetry, stories, or other.
VardaValar1: Be sure your character is well-represented in our Tolkien Site or pick one of our projects or something you find intriguing as a Tolkien fan.
VardaValar1: I offer help with the project as needed. :-)

VardaValar1: Gaming:
VardaValar1: WoW:
VardaValar1: From Eonwe:
VardaValar1: February comes. See what to look forward to.
VardaValar1: See what's being tested currently in the Legion Alpha.
ArPharazonV: Long story short: Lunar Festival, Valentine's events.
VardaValar1: See the latest hotfixes on the live servers.
VardaValar1: StarCraft 2:
VardaValar1: Check out the Legacy of the Void Balance Update.
VardaValar1: Blizzard's also looking for map submissions. Check out what they're looking for.
VardaValar1: Heroes of the Storm:
VardaValar1:Lunar Festival is coming. See this blog for what to look forward to.
VardaValar1: Changes have been made to the replay system. See them.
VardaValar1: See the recent balance updates.
VardaValar1: As an addendum so you'll know some of the latest going on in the WoW branch on Lothar server, Eonwe emailed this (may help with scouting):
VardaValar1: WoW news: Completed Fangs of the Father questline, so the Valar Guild now has credit for the Fangs of the Father legendary items. That leaves Thoridal, the Warglaives of Azzinoth, and Shadowmourne as the three we do not yet have for the guild achievement "The Ultimate Collection."
VardaValar1: In LotRO:
VardaValar1: After all the huge changeovers to the new servers and the new quests in Minas Tirith and hotfixes,
VardaValar1: the Yule Festival was short-changed on time, so they have it running again for a while. Enjoy!
AriehnV: :-)
VardaValar1: Hotfixes out this week: patch 17.2.1.
VardaValar1: Any other general gaming news?
AriehnV: Not on my part
VardaValar1: Okie dokie
VardaValar1: Much fellowshipping in LotRO, crafting going on. :-)
ArPharazonV: Can't think of anything. New Heroes of the Storm heroes was announced last week, right?
VardaValar1: Now is everyone's chance to make suggestions for the guild, any part of it. Or general comments. This is your guild, so you get to give lots of input.
ArPharazonV: as in, last meeting
VardaValar1: Aye, unless there's been a new one or more?

VardaValar1: Tolkien:
VardaValar1: First off, for our own information, do you most like to see new art, articles, poetry, stories, humor, or language info added to our Tolkien Site?
VardaValar1: What is most enjoyable for you, or does it change according to what's offered?
scott92027: Varda! Aiya
scott92027: *Sneeze*
VardaValar1: Aiya Elladan
scott92027: sick as a warg
VardaValar1: *bless you*
VardaValar1: aww *sends healing*
ArPharazonV: Humor's good, as long as it's not too much of it ;-)
scott92027: I'm not being humorous
VardaValar1: So no more long stories like the One Egg Nog?
VardaValar1: Not thinking you were. I was asking for what they would like to see on the Tolkien Site. We have a Humor section.
AriehnV: we don't mean you Elladan , i know that being sick is not funny ^^
ArPharazonV: I meant, more like large quantities of humor.
VardaValar1: We had a very long string of art coming in with nothing else. He doesn't want to see us doing the same with Humor, I think.
ArPharazonV: I suppose it depends on what kind too!
VardaValar1: I'd like to see more poetry, short stories.
VardaValar1: I especially like to see hole-fillers. Thought about what went on where we didn't see it, how they coped or something else along the adventure that we didn't see.

scott92027: I wish we had an XBOX 1 community!
VardaValar1: Any of Tolkien's works is fair game.
VardaValar1: We could. Do you have XBox?
VardaValar1: Does anyone else have XBox?
AriehnV: i don' t
VardaValar1: I don't, but some definitely do.
ArPharazonV: I don't. No consoles for me, just pc.
VardaValar1: Elladan, do you know how a communitiy can be started there?
VardaValar1: I'm unfamiliar with it.
ArPharazonV: Not that I'm a purist or something, but pc gives me all I need :-)
scott92027: sorry one sec
scott92027: need tissue
VardaValar1: We have different people in different things. Some are Tolkien-only, some one game ony or several particular games. Some art only, stories only, etc.
scott92027: I have a PC that I game on, but I fell prey to the xbox community
VardaValar1: We need all types. :-)
scott92027: no tolkien that I know of
scott92027: but there IS a LOTRO game I think
scott92027: YES
scott92027: with rave reviews!
VardaValar1: How do you get together? Is there a friend list or what?
VardaValar1: Ahh, isn't that the ranger character?
scott92027: You can add via account/screen names
scott92027: mine is Sepultura73
scott92027: brb
scott92027: sneezy
VardaValar1: Ok, that's something we can address via the Gaming Site.
VardaValar1: List what is needed for getting together on XBox on the Gaming Site, same as always. Email Eonwe with a cc to me.
VardaValar1: Scrolling is very handy when sick or busy. Hang in there Elladan.
VardaValar1: We can at least run a friend list to help us get together even without a formal guild. This is what we call our shadow guild.
AriehnV: ah Shadow of Mordor .. that is the one i have , on steam .. well i dont have it installed at the moment but i ve tried it for a while
VardaValar1: We often do that and get inside a larger group, helping them and working together as we know we can trust each other and make the whole thing better.
ArPharazonV: Does steam work for the xbox?
VardaValar1: We also have a Steam group.
AriehnV: we do?
ArPharazonV: Ah, I don't have steam either, I'm afraid ;-)
AriehnV: i didnt know that
VardaValar1: Scatha-(V) holds the Valar Guild steam group open for us.
VardaValar1: "Valar Guild"
VardaValar1: He's Makar-(Valar)'s brother, for those that remember that far back. :-)
VardaValar1: Ok, so the only thing requested for the Tolkien Site is Humor?
ArPharazonV: Probably just before my time, but not sure. I have heard of them.
VardaValar1: Scatha is still with us.
ArPharazonV: You requested poetry yourself :-)
VardaValar1: :-)
VardaValar1: I especially like articles, stories, poetry. A side of everything else.
ArPharazonV: Variation's always good.
VardaValar1: There's a reason I wound up as the Tolkien Site Vala. heh
VardaValar1: Surprised to wind up doing gaming Vala stuff too, but it's been fun also.
VardaValar1: Ok, so time for the Tolkien Chat
ArPharazonV: Well you're pretty much the relay when it comes to that, aren't you?
VardaValar1: I'm the everything relay.
ArPharazonV: True.
VardaValar1: Contact Person.

VardaValar1: Tolkien's work isn't usually humorous, although we see some in his poetry.
VardaValar1: His humor is mostly situational, one of my favorite types of humor.
ArPharazonV: It's not Pratchett.
VardaValar1: Can we think of any examples of Tolkien's humor?
VardaValar1: Right. Totally different type. :-)
ArPharazonV: The Hobbit is probably the first place to look.
ArPharazonV: Less serious in itself.
VardaValar1: Outside the poetry, aye. It's intended to be lighter since it was originally for his children, then grew into something big.
ArPharazonV: Like Bilbo running off on an adventure and the biggest worry being his lack of a handkerchief.
VardaValar1: Gandalf, working with Hobbits, often speaks in a lighter style than he would with elves or dwarves.
VardaValar1: Aye, exactly!
VardaValar1: Gandalf is one of the humor sources all through, partly from the crusty comments of a curmudgeon.
VardaValar1: The hobbits are able to take deep things with a lighter sense as they are not into power.
ArPharazonV: Well, I suppose it's part of his role, to boost people's spirits, and there's more than one way to do that :0
VardaValar1: True
ArPharazonV: *:-)
VardaValar1: The hobbits can make cracks about how long a terribly serious Ent-moot is and no one is upset. The ents see them almost as entings.
VardaValar1: Legolas is cheerful (in the books).
ArPharazonV: I wonder if in days of old the entings would make similar jokes about how slow their parents are being.
VardaValar1: Probably. :-)
perseid28: The description of the hobbits' behavior during Bilbo's birthday party is especially humorous. I enjoy Tolkein's commentary on the hobbits' changing feelings after each line of Bilbo's farewell speech
VardaValar1: The elves in the books aren't always serious either. They joke and sing silly songs as visitors come up, almost like hazing.
ArPharazonV: I imagine they particularly like to make fun of dwarves ;-)
VardaValar1: Can you remember any of the remarks to share, Lenwe?
VardaValar1: I can grab the book. But yes. :-)
VardaValar1: Such as trying to work out one line to see if it was a compliment or not.
VardaValar1: It's a good example of humor sneaking all into something serious.
ArPharazonV: The dwarves seemed less serious in the book than in the movie, too, especially when it came to the food... and the dishes.
VardaValar1: List of names and joking that his Proudfoot name is Proudfeet.
VardaValar1: The movie kept some of that, especially the dishes tossed around and the singing.
VardaValar1: Dwarves must have higher dexterity than we tend to think of them as having.
AriehnV: "To fly would be folly , to stay would be jolly and listen and hark till the end of the dark to our tune, ha ha!"
VardaValar1: There you go!
AriehnV: That's the elves welcoming the dwarven party in Rivendell
ArPharazonV: You know it's a good song when the lines end in "haha"
VardaValar1: Must be very serious, uh huh.
VardaValar1: Think it was Gandalf that had to settle down the merry folk so they could get things done.
VardaValar1: Aragorn had a touch of humor too.
perseid28: Varda, a favorite example from the party is the hobbits' reaction after Bilbo referrs to 'one gross': "No cheers. This was ridiculous."
VardaValar1: Guess he had to have it to deal with all those hobbits he was guarding, and put up with what people in Bree considered witty comments.
VardaValar1: Aye, made it even funnier!
ArPharazonV: Ah yes, must fit in with the Bree crowd.
AriehnV: I think in roles such as Aragorn's , being a leader , warlord and chieftain in long ceremonies and formalities you can't do without a sense of humour or you go crazy or turn tyrant ^^
VardaValar1: Sounds right
VardaValar1: Morgoth and Sauron seemed to lack a great sense of humor, made them dark.
ArPharazonV: Could be dark humor.
VardaValar1: Although a villain can think he's being funny and witty with his awful comments, as we've seen in other stories.
VardaValar1: True
VardaValar1: There you go. A short bit with darkly humorous thoughts by Sauron.
ArPharazonV: Glaurung seemed like a humorous villain, though I can't remember humorous moments.
VardaValar1: He was a bit sarcastic?
ArPharazonV: Yes, that's it :-)
perseid28: the orcs certainly have their own sense of humor in the Two Towers (chapter: "The Uruk-Hai")
VardaValar1: Villains seem to fit into sarcastic humor pretty naturally
VardaValar1: Can you remind us?
perseid28: "There's no time to kill them properly," said one. "No time for play on this trip"
VardaValar1: eww, yep. That's at least a form of "playfulness".
perseid28: Ugluk giving Pippin the drink, and the orcs laughing at the spectacle
AriehnV: and the way the orcs reacteld when the orc leader poured the alcoholic stuff down pooor Merry.s and Pippin's medicine .. snap there ^^
perseid28: "The orcs clapped an hooted. 'Can't take his medicine,' they jeered"
perseid28: :-)
ArPharazonV: Those orcs, so funny! ;-)
AriehnV: the orcs in the oldest hobbit film they seem almost humorous .. i know its not book , you know this , was it 1969 ,film?
AriehnV: that song "where's a whip, there's a way " always makes me lauigh
VardaValar1: It's like a jingle, sticks in your head.
AriehnV: there it is .. enjoy ^^
VardaValar1: Ever feel as if you've worked there? :-)
ArPharazonV: Good example of Orcish humor. Use of whips!
VardaValar1: Kind of gives a surprise bit of sympathy for orcs.
AriehnV: yup
AriehnV: of course it is based on the book .. Remember in Return of the king where Frodo and Sam join the orcs and the whip cracking the whip at the two
VardaValar1: Aye, it is
AriehnV: and the captain or seargeant says to them "now we see you can go on . where theres a whip there is a way " or something similar
VardaValar1: heh, watching the next one where Sam starts a riot
AriehnV: yip ^^ mdid that as well *grins* sorry for the distraction and well done
ArPharazonV: "And you call yourself an orc!"
AriehnV has left the room.
ArPharazonV: Not very bright, are they?
VardaValar1: Ego
VardaValar1: Makes them easier to manipulate. And.. not too bright, for sure. :-)
VardaValar1: Sauron used that system against Numenor.
VardaValar1: He seemed all humiliated, gave up, and took them over destroying all of Numenor.
VardaValar1: Bet he was laughing internally.
ArPharazonV: Not too bright am I, it seems!
VardaValar1: heh
VardaValar1: Tough going up against a Maia when one is human. It seemed to make sense at the time.
AriehnV has entered the room.
VardaValar1: The ships and armies of Numenor were overpowering all in front of them.
AriehnV: classic example of Aragorn's Humor is seen in the Houses of Healing by the way
VardaValar1: Good one! Go ahead. :-)
VardaValar1: (Means we'll wait)
AriehnV: Merry wakes up there and asks whether Aragorn has some pipe - weed available ...
ArPharazonV: *tests own connection*
ArPharazonV: Sorry, was worried :-)
VardaValar1: Waiting for Arien
VardaValar1: You're fine :-)
AriehnV: *Master Meriadoc, " said Aragorn, "if you think that I have passed through the mountain and the realm of Gondor with fire and sword to bring herbs to a careless soldier who throws away his gear, you are mistaken. If yhour pack has not been found, then you must send for the master of this House. And he will tell yhou that it is called "westmansweed by the vulgar, and galenas by the noble and other names in other tounges more learned , and after adding a fewhalf-forgotten rhymes that he does not understand, he will regrettfully inform you that there is none in the House , and he will leave you to reflect on The history of tounges"
AriehnV: . and a bit further on Pippins comment after he left
AriehnV: k"your pack is lying on the bottom of your bed and he saw it all the time"
AriehnV: quotes finished ^^
VardaValar1: Good one!
VardaValar1: Also lets Aragorn get in a dig at the healer he had problems with. :-)
ArPharazonV: What do you do as the master of the House of Healing when the king himself makes fun of you? ;-)
AriehnV: hehe
AriehnV: laugh of course :-)#
VardaValar1: Right :-)

scott92027: Varda
scott92027: I missed all that
scott92027: sorry
VardaValar1: Scroll back. No worries. :-)
scott92027: family issuews
VardaValar1: The joy of scrolling.
VardaValar1: Family comes first.
scott92027: can I save it for later?
VardaValar1: Sure, And we put the transcripts on the News page for every Sunday.
VardaValar1: You can enjoy them from way back if you want. :-)
scott92027: dont know
scott92027: been hurting
ArPharazonV: We have archives for years and years if you're bored.
ArPharazonV: Or curious.
VardaValar1: Go to
VardaValar1: or use the www, as it works either way
VardaValar1: For framed, click the picture or the Valar Guild words
VardaValar1: or for direct, go to News underneath.
VardaValar1: A link at the top of the News takes you to the News Archives or
VardaValar1: just scroll to the bottom of the News to see the News Archives.
VardaValar1: Every Sunday meeting you can see a link to the Meeting Transcript
VardaValar1: Click Meeting Transcript and enjoy. :-)
VardaValar1: For a number of members, all they want is the Tolkien part, so on the News we have a link to that section.
VardaValar1: Or you can go the transcript and click Tolkien in the contents at the top.
VardaValar1: Can you try it now to see?
VardaValar1: And meanwhile...
VardaValar1: *picks up a dainty glass-looking hammer*
VardaValar1: *tink*
VardaValar1: *quickly repairs cracks spreading for miles around rapidly*

VardaValar1: After-meeting!
VardaValar1: Free chat :-)
ArPharazonV: *looks up through a crack* is that daylight?
VardaValar1: Aule! We need a repair, quick!
AriehnV: For the steam community by the way i am on there as mhezel
VardaValar1: *rumbling sounds as the earth closes as it should be*
VardaValar1: Thanks, Arien.
VardaValar1: Did you see the Valar Guild community thingy there?
perseid28: I added you Ariehn, I'm Vega :-)
VardaValar1: Putting this on the Membership page. Might use Find Steam to locate.
ArPharazonV: You have something with stars, don't you?
perseid28: ah, er, maybe
VardaValar1: and up
AriehnV: is it a Group?
perseid28: everything astronomical
perseid28: looks like it's called 'Valar Guild' and has 1 member currently
VardaValar1: I've never used Steam, not sure what it's called, my apologies, just named Valar Guild
VardaValar1: That would be Scatha
perseid28: it is a group, yes
VardaValar1: Do you need him to invite you?
perseid28: aye
VardaValar1: Probably where the problem's been in growing it then. I'll give an email a shot.
scott92027: Varda
VardaValar1: Hi
scott92027: gotta go
VardaValar1: Namarie!
ArPharazonV: Namarie!
scott92027: namarie
VardaValar1: Meeting is over anyway :-)
scott92027: sorry
perseid28: namarie!
VardaValar1: Just after meeting
VardaValar1: No problem!
scott92027: love you all
VardaValar1: awww :-)
scott92027 has left the room.
VardaValar1: He's been in and out of the hospital lately, having a tough time. Great place to pick up the sneezes too, want to bet?
ArPharazonV: Probably any disease around you care to catch.
AriehnV: poor guy .. yeah can imagine how he feels
AriehnV: right got Lenwe on steam now
VardaValar1: Can you see what Scatha's Steam name is?
AriehnV: where do i see that?
perseid28: STEvil of Big Game Hunters, possibly?
perseid28: when I look at the group page, I scroll down, and click on the one member's icon
VardaValar1: That sounds like him!
perseid28: steam names are a strange thing though, they can be changed at will
VardaValar1: but that does sound like him. He uses it for email too
perseid28: and as far as I can tell, there's not a more concrete name to attach to
perseid28: ok, perfect
VardaValar1: Mail sent.
VardaValar1: Waiting to see if it bounces back, but seems fine. We mailed last year and it still seems current.
AriehnV: Canada?
VardaValar1: Scatha is from Canada, yes.
ArPharazonV: Dragon from the North.
AriehnV: thats him then ^^
VardaValar1: Works well with both character and real life for a Tolkien fan :-)
AriehnV: found the community as well
VardaValar1: yay
VardaValar1: Still no bounce-back. We'll see if he still looks at that email. :-)
VardaValar1: Can you friend him and ask for an invite if he comes on?
AriehnV: Steam Group Valar Guild, he has a link to the website and a short description ^^ and yes added him , up to him whether he accepts it , i dont know if he knows me
VardaValar1: Great!
VardaValar1: The email may serve as an introduction too. :-)
AriehnV: :-)
AriehnV: he is noted as last online 2 days ago , so he should see it
VardaValar1: Yay!
ArPharazonV: Well, should I launch into my gaming news?
VardaValar1: We seem to have done what was needed in business. Unless Arien wants to go first, sure.
ArPharazonV: Bunch of new games this week, because as a rare occasion there were a bunch of games of the day I hadn't completed before... but I've selected 3 I liked the best :-)
ArPharazonV: Will wait for Arien!
AriehnV: all right i just played rift and a tiny bit of Lotro and Eve online :-)
AriehnV: nothing major i am afraid
AriehnV: you can carry on
VardaValar1: Hey, you played LotRO. Yay!
AriehnV: i did ^^
AriehnV has left the room.
AriehnV has entered the room.
AriehnV: think it was on Tuesday
AriehnV: bit on the Mini **
AriehnV: but carry on Phari
ArPharazonV: Right! My personal gaming!

ArPharazonV: For flashgaming I've got 3 games this week.
ArPharazonV: is a platformer with small levels you have to make your way through. Some have many dangers, and if you get hit you die, but you can try the level as often as you need to make it through.
ArPharazonV: is another platformer, looking quite different... for this one you collect orbs for xp which you can turn into extra health, make your way through larger maps, and with each section you have a different power.
ArPharazonV: This one actually features combat, unlike the last one.
VardaValar1: *unsheathes sword*
ArPharazonV: And for the third, let's see...
ArPharazonV: A strategy game where you have to conquer other cells by sending out microbes, and take over each level.
ArPharazonV: Now, blizzard games.
VardaValar1: (breaking for supper, but will read!)
ArPharazonV: Diablo 3: I managed to play some earlier in the week when I didn't expect to, and less in this weekend when I wanted to, but overall I'm now almost at 60 with my seasonal crusader (59.8 or something), and am planning on getting to 60 later tonight, also finishing season chapter 2 with that, because I just need to reach level 60 and fight 2 bosses at level 60 to complete that.
AriehnV: i started a seasonal hero too ^^
AriehnV: again .. Suliera a templar who should have been a barbarian but clicked on the wrong class alas
ArPharazonV: Ah, also crusader then? :-)
AriehnV: yup i mean that :-)
AriehnV: quite fun
AriehnV: anyways .. heading to bed i think , getting tired here
ArPharazonV: I'm liking the crusader right now. Made a few tweaks to the build I had planned out for her, and now I call it the Holy Magnet... all abilities for drawing mobs in with holy damage, doing aoe holy damage on them, hitting stuff far away with holy damage to get wrath...
ArPharazonV: and a talent that heals me every time I deal holy damage :-)
ArPharazonV: All accompanied by really high attack speed!
ArPharazonV: Namarie :-)
AriehnV: sounds blasty :-)
ArPharazonV: Yep, liking it so far.
AriehnV: cool
AriehnV: all right have fun and sleep well when you get to it :-)#
AriehnV: Namarie all :-)
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ArPharazonV: Heroes of the Storm:
ArPharazonV: Needed a starcraft warrior hero to complete 2 quests, and there's only one of those: Artanis, the warrior that comes free with buying the Starcraft expansion.
ArPharazonV: I've had the expansion, and thus the hero, for a while now, but hadn't tried him until now.
ArPharazonV: I'm not too good with warrior heroes, and this one appears to be no exception.
ArPharazonV: Googled him a bit, and looked through the abilities and talents, and most of the builds tend to come down to a few combinations and synergies that make sense to me, so have been trying that a bit. I might switch things around if I have any ideas on how without totally destroying my combat and survival capabilities.
ArPharazonV: Hearthstone: This week's brawl was an interesting one! All minions are 1/1 in stats and 1 mana, so it's up to you to make a deck with minions with extra abilities that power each other up if possible. Luckily I got away with a cheap rogue deck, because I don't have too many legendary cards.
ArPharazonV: All my classes are really close to level 39 now, and I am expecting to have most if not all of them levelled by next week.
ArPharazonV: WoW:
ArPharazonV: Not too much news. Still hunting a certain rare mob for a toy I'm missing, still trying out the coliseum to get a victory. One of the people that help me with the coliseum got a victory last week after I died, so it's certainly possible, and we've gone as far as getting a group of 4 regulars to help each other with victories. Just need to find some free moments we can all join, and synchronize our sign-ups a bit, but with 4 of us in the same match it should become a lot easier to get the achievements for all of us soonish.
ArPharazonV: Raiding's still the same, getting the last few wings of Hellfire Citadel firmly into farm-status. Not much news there either.
ArPharazonV: Black Market Auction House has been good to me this week, as I managed to win the last Argent Tournament horde pet, the Sen'jin Fetish, a floating mask thingy. Looks very cool!
ArPharazonV: And finally, my attempts at the Stranglethorn Fishing Contest paid off today, the third week I've been trying: I made it to second place and got the heirloom ring I was after. I am officially done with fishing in this expansion, unless they bring in something new before it's over :-)
ArPharazonV: This leaves me with only a few missing heirlooms, and when the Darkmoon Faire starts next week I aim to start the process of getting the heirloom trinket from the Darkmoon arena. Depending on how difficult the fights are, and how many people are thinking the same thing, it could take quite a while, because you need 13 victories. I'm sure it'll take several months at least, because the Faire's only present one week every month.
ArPharazonV: And that's my news for this week!
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VardaValar1: Thanks, Phar
ArPharazonV: No problem ;-)
VardaValar1: I'm back. Thinking about slipping into LotRO. :-)

VardaValar1: oh wait
VardaValar1: Scatha answered two hours ago!
ArPharazonV: I think it's about time for me to go to sleep. Just finished season journey chapter 2 in Diablo, but now I need to farm a specific reagent which could be tricky.
ArPharazonV: Ah :-)
VardaValar1: He said: Yup that's me :-) I will add them asap!
ArPharazonV: Great!
VardaValar1: The "me" was STEvil of Big Game Hunters
ArPharazonV: Right, saving and sending transcript.
VardaValar1: Thank you.