Valar Guild

October 16, 2016 Sunday Meeting

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

Back to News
Transcript work by
Ar-Pharazon and Varda.

Attending: (6)
    AriehnV, ArPharazonV, ElladanV/Scott92027, Eonwe Valar. Lenwe-(V)/perseid28, Varda Valar (presiding)

Meeting begins
    Stories by Little Jewel-(T)
    Humor page open for business again.
    Topic: the war in the North during the Lord of the Rings
    We played with fancy smiley emoticons that don't show on the transcript.
    Flashgaming Reviews by Ar-Pharazon
    Personal gaming

Ar-Pharazon-V (ArPharazonV) has entered the room.
Varda Valar (VardaValar1) has entered the room.
Varda Valar: Aiya Golden One :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Aiya!
Ar-Pharazon-V: Doing my first archaeology in Legion.
Varda Valar: Been trying to find the part where Gandalf says there would be no Queen for Gondor if it had not been for the War in the North
Ar-Pharazon-V: Gotta work on those rare qeusts!
Varda Valar: Cool.Hope you find something nifty
Ar-Pharazon-V: I need to collect 6 jewels now :-)
Varda Valar: three Iron Crowns worth. Go go go!
Ar-Pharazon-V: hehe
perseid28 has entered the room.
perseid28: Aiya Varda and Ar-Pharazon!
Varda Valar: Lenwe! Aiya :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Aiya!
Varda Valar: Collecting LotRO names from the past week.
Varda Valar: Some Erkenbrand guy is on. ;-)
perseid28: Yes, I'm also logging on to LotRO now :)
perseid28: Unfortunately it's one of those Sundays I have engagements in the evening, so I'll only be attending the first hour or so of meeting
Varda Valar: I'll probably log off for the meeting. Distracting for me. Unless, maybe crafting...
perseid28: Aye, crafting doesn't take much time
perseid28: Well, much conscious time...
Varda Valar: Maybe we can make a fast meeting, get to the Tolkien soon for you
Varda Valar: The farming needs attention, worktable after not so much
Eonwe Valar (Eonwe Valar) has entered the room.
Eonwe Valar: Heya :}
perseid28: Aiya!
Varda Valar: Aiya Eonwe :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Aiya!
Varda Valar: Ahh, time to get the last invites out there
Varda Valar: Arien poked yet?

Varda Valar: Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo!
Ar-Pharazon-V: she has been now!
Varda Valar: Membership:
Varda Valar: Arien is now poked. :-)
Varda Valar: We'll let Lenwe wart Erkenbrand. ;-)
Arien V (AriehnV) has entered the room.
Varda Valar: We had a person in LotRO look us up from a kin listing, liked our web page, and wants to test with us. Got a start gaming and talking about the rp before having to leave for dinner.
Varda Valar: Aiya Sunshine :-)
Arien V: Aiya varda :-)
Varda Valar: Hoping to get back together and actually do the entry test. :-)
Varda Valar: If anyone else feels like scouting, please feel free. Nice folk that read LotR. Folks you'd like to be around the next 19 or more years. :-)
Arien V: hehe :-) most people i try to scout get an urge to avoid me ^
Varda Valar: Hi from Fangorn and Sauron.
Varda Valar: Might be the technique. :-)
Eonwe Valar: Heya back to them :}
Varda Valar: Maybe Europe isn't the best place, unless they don't mind gaming in the US. Sorry to lose our world-wide group stuff.
Arien V: I am not doing anything else but explain what we are and give them the website and give them the option to come and find out more .. sigh
Varda Valar: O well. Valiant effort!
Ar-Pharazon-V: "Read our pamphlets!"
Varda Valar: hehe
Varda Valar: Here, accept this flower from the Valar Guild. Read our pamphlet.
Varda Valar: Easier to work with folks that you're already gaming with and would like to stick with you from seeing you.
Arien V: :-) take our pamphlet , get our ring
Varda Valar: hehehehe
Varda Valar: We have some folks with a time crunch, going to get moving now.

Varda Valar: Web:
Varda Valar: Our newest Tolkien member, Little Jewel, has sent a lot of stories to us this week.
Varda Valar: Guess I'll just list them. You can find them on the News or on What's New on the Story page.
Varda Valar:           
"Breaking the Habit"
"What Happens Now?"
"Count Down"
Ar-Pharazon-V: Just needs fire and heart.
Varda Valar: There are a lot more. I haven't caught up yet on the editiing and webwork.  :-)
Varda Valar: And more to come after that.
Varda Valar: Also, she has two novel series she's reworking a bit. One has two chapters up already.
Varda Valar: Learning of Life Chronicles is one series. The first novel in it is Learning to Smile.
Varda Valar:
Varda Valar: There's the start, with two chapters up so far. More are being worked on some more before being sent to me.

Varda Valar: In other Web news,
Varda Valar: The Humor page has been moved from Menelvagor who seems to have disappeared to me. Feel free to send in your jokes. :-)
Varda Valar: Comics, text jokes. Anything related to Tolkien or Valar gaming is good.
Ar-Pharazon-V: has he gsmu'd or whatever the acronym is?]
Eonwe Valar: Let me double check.
Varda Valar: Also, I'm shifting the files yet again [Note: completed after After-meeting], but hoping it won't be a problem on the links. It should make it more seamless when done for any sort of web setup we do.
Eonwe Valar: Yes, he did actually.
Varda Valar: Eonwe, did Menel respond to the GSMU?
Varda Valar: O good :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Ah good, he's about still :-)

Varda Valar: And in other good news, Elladan is vsible on both Facebook and AIM, so he weathered the hurricane that hit Florida.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Yay!
Arien V: great :-D i was worried for him
ElladanV (Scott92027) has entered the room.
Varda Valar: Any other Web News?
Varda Valar: Aiya Elladan!
Varda Valar: We were just thinking about you. :-)
ElladanV: Aiya!
Ar-Pharazon-V: Aiya!
Arien V: Aiya Elladan :-D
Arien V: glad ur here !
ElladanV: aiya! :-)
Varda Valar: Love the doggy smiley.
ElladanV: haha me too!
Ar-Pharazon-V: Makes these seem so boring :-)
Varda Valar: Eonwe has a good suggestion. Go ahead.
ElladanV: you can change it!
Varda Valar: Aye, we can. :-)
Eonwe Valar: Thanks.

Eonwe Valar: I just wanted to mention that the improvements we're going to make should be getting set up soon(tm), and while nothing should get so broken that it becomes an issue, I'd like everyone to remember we do have a forum that you can check for updates if it does. [Note: the coding will affect the entire website.]
Varda Valar: Everyone can use the forum, right? Asking now is good.
ElladanV: yep
Ar-Pharazon-V: testing :-)
Varda Valar: Some of us are regulars.
Arien V: which forum is that?
Varda Valar: Phar's emote bearly works.
Eonwe Valar: If you haven't signed up with your Guild name yet, it would be a good idea, because you can also chat about Tolkien, games, participate in a little real-time chat as well,...
Varda Valar: click Forum from our main page.
Eonwe Valar:
Varda Valar:
Varda Valar: Forum is at the bottom
Varda Valar: or clilck the pic for the framed version that also takes you there.
Eonwe Valar: If it goes *that* bad, you'll want the link directly to the forum, heh.
Varda Valar: Or The Valar Guild to take you there.
Ar-Pharazon-V: (being a bear in WoW, I can't let this one pass by ;-) )
Varda Valar: Grab the forum now, so if you can't go in from the main site, you still have contact.
Varda Valar: Beornings in LotRO, unite!
Varda Valar: Oh, the bear puns over there.
Eonwe Valar: Even if there's a problem the website shuldn't be out of comission that long, but it's good to be prepared.
Varda Valar: Backups are Us. :-)
Eonwe Valar: *shouldn't
Varda Valar: Then there's this AIM place. :-)
Eonwe Valar: AIM? What's that? ;}
Ar-Pharazon-V: I'm pretty sure my browser history will be able to find the forum easily enough.
Varda Valar: Could bookmark it. Then you can clear the history and not worry about that at least.
Ar-Pharazon-V: I find too many websites through the history that I can't be bothered to bookmark to do that :-P

Varda Valar: Next up. Gaming!
Varda Valar: Whatever works for you. :-)
Varda Valar: Eonwe has a gaming report for us. :-)   Fire when ready!
Eonwe Valar: Thanks :}

Eonwe Valar: Lord of the Rings Online:
Eonwe Valar: Coming soon: Update 19! Patch notes have already been posted.
Varda Valar: /cheer

Eonwe Valar: World of Warcraft:
Eonwe Valar: Coming October 25th: Patch 7.1: Return to Karazhan! Check out the Legion Developer's Q & A that happened earlier this week.
Check out this week's hotfixes.
Varda Valar: Soon on LotRO is tomorrow!

Eonwe Valar: Diablo 3:
Eonwe Valar: Season 7 is over. See what to expect for Season 8.
Ar-Pharazon-V: For WoW, its'just over a week!
Ar-Pharazon-V: and for D3, it's about.. 5 days?
Eonwe Valar: Blizzard will also be talking about Diablo 3 as Blizzcon. See what they're telling us about the Diablo 3 panels.
Eonwe Valar: WoW - yes, a little over a week, I forget the start for Season 8 in D3 off the top of my head.

Eonwe Valar: Starcraft 2:
Eonwe Valar: A new preview blog is out: Patch 3.7 Preview: New Co-op Commander Nova.

Eonwe Valar: Heroes of the Storm:
Eonwe Valar: A balance update came out this week.
Ar-Pharazon-V: SC2 patch date I don't know..
Eonwe Valar: There's also a new patch on the PTR.

Eonwe Valar: Overwatch:
Eonwe Valar: A Halloween event is going on. Have fun!
Eonwe Valar: here also a new digital comic out: "Junkenstein".

Eonwe Valar: D3 --- October 21st is Season 8, so this Friday.
Eonwe Valar: Have fun getting your Andariel legs, hehehe.
Eonwe Valar: That's it for gaming from me.

Varda Valar: And fellow Valarites seen this last week. :-)
Varda Valar: Elwing in person says she is still seeing nothing but white on her computer screen.
Varda Valar: Eonwe, you saw some folks in WoW?
Eonwe Valar: Pardon, yes. Nob and Bofur were on during the week, but we didn't cross paths.
Varda Valar: Good that they are still gaming. :-)
Varda Valar: In LotRO this past week:
Varda Valar:
Varda Valar: Thanks to the GSMU, we seem to be seeing a few more in LotRO. But it's tough getting people on at the same time.
Varda Valar: Peak times seem to be morning, lunchish, and after supper. Mainly after supper.
Varda Valar: Anyone else spotted? We're figuring who to include for 2017 on the Membership page too.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Fladrif seems to have last been online a day ago!
Varda Valar: Now we need to find a way to bring Fladrif back here. Keeps going treeish on his hill in his rowans.
Eonwe Valar: :}
Varda Valar: Any other web stuff?
Varda Valar: Links, etc
Varda Valar: Suggetions, requests, remarks, flames?
Varda Valar: *suggestions even
Varda Valar: On to...

Varda Valar: Tolkien!
Varda Valar: I've been trying to locate the part where Gandalf was talking about the war in the North.
Eonwe Valar: Wasn't that in the appendices?
Varda Valar: If they had not fought against Sauron, there might not be a queen for Gondor.
Varda Valar: yes, I found it in the appendices.
Eonwe Valar: Yay for memory, hehehe.
Varda Valar: But Gandalf tells the others about it when it's just him and some of the Fellowship. Has more and less note-sounding.
Varda Valar: I may start trying out something like Kindle just for the search if it has one. :-)
Varda Valar: Anyway, it is in the appendix for RotK
Ar-Pharazon-V: You'd need to know the exact phrasing then, right?
Varda Valar: Appendix B
Varda Valar: I'd look up Queen of or for Gondor
Varda Valar: Aye, it would help
Eonwe Valar: Wait, are we saying Gandalf's talking about it was in the Appendices, or other text about it>?
Varda Valar: Gandalf was in the book proper.
Varda Valar: Appendix B also mentions it.
Eonwe Valar: Hmm, ok, not yay for memory then. I remember something about Gandalf talking about it too, but thought it was in the appendices.
Varda Valar: Well, maybe it's my memory. Definitely found it in the Appendix, but not with Gandalf telling or saying anything about a queen of Gondor. I remember that bit and was hoping to locate it that way. Maybe just the word queen would do it.
Varda Valar: Quick way to spot it in Appendix B is that shortly after it,
Varda Valar: is one of those quote thingies easy to spot
Varda Valar: The Chief Days
Varda Valar: all in caps, so it jumps out.
Ar-Pharazon-V: As in, the important days, or the days where a chieftain reigns?
Varda Valar: 3019
Ar-Pharazon-V: Ah, sounds like the former :-)
Varda Valar: S.R. 1419
ElladanV: :-D
Varda Valar: So scan through Appendix B, spot those caps, and back up a bit.
Varda Valar: RotK.
Varda Valar: I considered just copying it in here. Bit long. :-)
Varda Valar: Dol Guldur had attacked Lorien three times. Dol Guldur is in Mirkwood, about the center.
Varda Valar: Celeborn and Galadriel had enough of that and attacked Dol Guldur.
Varda Valar: Celeborn is a great warrior and strategist, with Galadriel acting kind of like the chief's shaman.
Varda Valar: His forces battled the physical and she battled the magic.
Varda Valar: Meanwhile, Thranduil's people north of Dol Guldur were under attack and the woods burned.
Varda Valar: It doesn't say the whole place burned down but
Varda Valar: "there was long battle under the trees and great ruin of fire"
Ar-Pharazon-V: Good thing there's a lot of forest, then.
Varda Valar: "but in the end Thranduil had the victory."
Varda Valar: On the day of the New Year of the Elves, Celeborn and Thranduil met
Varda Valar: in the midst of the forest.
Varda Valar: Since it was no longer under Sauron's mirk, they renamed it from Mirkwood to Eryn Lasgalen, "the wood of green-leaves"
Ar-Pharazon-V: Shouldn't that be at Dol Guldur then, if one went east and the other south?
Varda Valar: It says "midst of the forest". Celeborn had been at Dol Guldur, so I assumed he went north a bit at least to meet Thranduil. Dol Guldur is in the center, aye.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Ah, right, they took out Dol Guldur first. Clever.
Varda Valar: Aye
Varda Valar: Then instead of Thranduil taking the whole area, they divided it up.
Varda Valar: You'd think the Lorien elves would go back to Lorien, but they didn't.
Varda Valar: Thranduil took all the northern forest to the mountains that rose in the forest. Sounds like where Dol Guldur used to be.
Varda Valar: Celeborn took the southern forest below the Narrows and named it East Lorien.
Varda Valar: All the forest between was given to the Beornings and Woodsmen
Varda Valar: After the passing of Galadriel to the West (went with Frodo),
Varda Valar: it says Celeborn grew weary of his realm.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Shouldn't have made it bigger.
Varda Valar: I remember elsewhere that a lot of Lorien elves lost interest in Middle-earth without their Ring-treated golden forest and their Galadriel.
Varda Valar: So Celeborn found himself without his mallorn forest, his people, or his wife.
Varda Valar: I thought it interesting also that the two elven areas were split with Beornings and Woodsman between.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Good allies, no doubt.
Varda Valar: Seems as if they would have preferred elves on their borders, and give the humans the side area.
Varda Valar: But again the Lorien and Mirkwood elves were split apart.
Varda Valar: If they hadn't been, maybe the Lorien elves would have been more inclined to stay?
Varda Valar: Celeborn went to Imladris and stayed with the sons of Elrond.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Would they? It wouldn't have changed what they were used to.
Varda Valar: Since the twins didn't go with their father to Valinor, they apparently chose mortality.
Varda Valar: The elves continuing to be split apart sure didn't help them become more social with each other.
Varda Valar: They had a chance to become friendlier after working together in such a war.
Varda Valar: They chose separation. It pretty much killed off Lorien.
Varda Valar: The Mirkwood elves were used to life without a Ring. Lorien elves were not.
Varda Valar: The Mirkwood elves might have helped them adjust. Or not?

ElladanV: Sorry if not too chatty. Reading the text, but playing LoL at the same time on another monitor lol
Varda Valar: LoL away. Glad you're able to. :-)
Eonwe Valar: Sorry ladies and gentlemen, I must be off for the evening.
ElladanV: Namarie, Eonwe!
Varda Valar: Namarie
Varda Valar: we're pretty much done anyway
Eonwe Valar: Take care all, good night, sleep well, and have fun :}
Varda Valar: Celeborn finally went to Valinor.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Namarie!
Varda Valar: Namarie Eonwe
Arien V: \\Namarie Eonwe
Eonwe Valar (Eonwe Valar) has left the room.
Varda Valar: But this section in the appendix doesn't tell the rest of the war of the north.
Varda Valar: That included the fighting next to the Lonely Mountain.
Varda Valar: Had Smaug remained there, that pass would have been open to Sauron, pretty much.
Varda Valar: But some hobbit came along and pushed him out and Smaug was killed.
Varda Valar: That was by Gandalf's design.
Arien V: wonder what hobbit that was ...
Ar-Pharazon-V: A hobbit with his ring, even. I wonder if Sauron found out about that...
Varda Valar: Instead, Sauron's forces met a lot of well-entrenched humans and dwarves.
Varda Valar: hehehehe
Varda Valar: And the hobbit picked up the One Ring on the way. The Valar had a hand in that. Surprise, Gandalf!
Varda Valar: The humans and dwarves put a stopper in the pass, preventing the baddies from swarming in all the way to Rivendell.
Varda Valar: That's what Gandalf was referring to when he said there might have been no queen for Gondor.
Varda Valar: This appendix bit that I found is just about the elves.
Varda Valar: They helped a lot by clearing Dol Guldur.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Would be sad for Aragorn. All that work to become king, and while his back is turned...
Varda Valar: If they had also had to handle the fight at the pass, they would not have been able to attack Dol Guldur and might have been caught between.
Varda Valar: Right!
Varda Valar: And no heir - at least not one from the Elves that kept the lifetime of the kings so long.
Varda Valar: The human lifetimes of the offspring of Numenoreans like Faramir was shortening due to marrying regular humans, like a shieldmaiden of Rohan.
Varda Valar: Lots of fallout from Bilbo. :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Like a pebble at the top of an avalanche.
Varda Valar: Aye

Varda Valar: Arien found a lovely link. Go ahead and post it, Arien.
Arien V: ah yes .. somebody mentioned a dragon and hobbit or so yesf?
Varda Valar: Bilbo, the avalanche pebble. :-)
Arien V: i
Arien V: i love this version and it fits so :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Gotta love Nightwish.
Varda Valar: People saying they want to ride on eagles forget it might be in eagle's talons and they choose where to drop you.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Just give me a nice gryphon that lets me sit on its back.
Varda Valar: *eagle drops a gavel down*
Varda Valar: *catches the gavel* *didn't fumble it, whew*
Varda Valar: *gavel shoots out a booming set of wings for a gavel sound*
Varda Valar: *and is released to fly away*

Varda Valar: After-meeting!
Varda Valar: Free chat
ElladanV: haha
Varda Valar: :-)
Arien V: lovely :-D
Varda Valar: Lenwe and Elladan, you're able to get on the forum ok, right?
ElladanV: think so, haven't in a long time
Varda Valar: okie dokie
ElladanV: no I can't
ElladanV: lol
ElladanV: I changed my pw, logged me in, but then I'm on Proboards
ElladanV: weird
Varda Valar: Grats for making it in. :-)
ElladanV: I tried to log back in and it's not letting me now
Varda Valar: Shows me online with three guests. You may be one of them, like a ghost presence blocking you.
Varda Valar: As in, it thinks you're still in there.
Varda Valar: Only guests showing besides me, not logged in members.
ElladanV: I just made a new account
ElladanV: Elladan
ElladanV: more fitting anyhow
Varda Valar: okie dokie, and you're entitled to the name. :-)
ElladanV: :-D
Varda Valar: Eldest son of Elrond, twin heir to the Last Homely House, brother of the High King of Arnor and Gondor. :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: A bit long for an accountname, that.
Varda Valar: and weirdly, full brother of his queen.
Varda Valar: Hey, you have a point! Elladan's a much more comfortable moniker.
Varda Valar: there you are :-)
Varda Valar: Yay!
Varda Valar: Think I just put you into the Members group, not just a passersby. First time to do it, usually Eonwe does that.
Varda Valar: Looks as if it worked. Should be all set. :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Yay for acquired skills?
Varda Valar: You should be able to use the Shoutbox at the very bottom too
Varda Valar: Yay!
Varda Valar: yay for Elladan joining in too. :-)
ElladanV: :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Still digging in WoW, btw. These rare archaeology quests can take a long, long time.
Ar-Pharazon-V: You have 2 weeks for it, but it has a habit of resetting between the 2 weeks, so I'd rather get it done in 1.
Varda Valar: Sneaky of it
Ar-Pharazon-V: Supposedly a display bug but I'm not taking any chances.
Varda Valar: Smart. Squoosh those bugs.
Varda Valar: Trying another emoticon that looks appropriate.
Varda Valar: 8-)
Varda Valar: :-)
Varda Valar: Either a star or Cthulu
Ar-Pharazon-V: Sea urchin will do.
Ar-Pharazon-V: :-$
Varda Valar: Wouldn't that be all spiny?
Varda Valar: Might work too
Varda Valar: Maybe this one :-)
Varda Valar: Cheerful looking
Varda Valar: :-D
Ar-Pharazon-V: :-D
Ar-Pharazon-V: Bit scary.
Varda Valar: toothy grin
Varda Valar: Not sure I want mine animated. Seems distracdting, maybe.
Ar-Pharazon-V: I see suns here too. Might be something for Arien.
Varda Valar: *distracting
Varda Valar: Aye  :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Yeah, old one might be best :-)
Varda Valar: meh  :-)
Varda Valar: I do like the old one
Varda Valar: Pinky's not bad
Varda Valar: Your bear was fun
Varda Valar: May just take a little getting used to. Fun in AIM!
Varda Valar: May your archaeology go well.
Varda Valar: and just toss in your flashgaming when you get around to it.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Thank you :-) I should do my personal gaming section too, though!
Ar-Pharazon-V: Yep
Varda Valar: Feel free to keep the bear. It wasn't bad at all.
Varda Valar: Elladan's dog was good too.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Fair enough 8-)
Varda Valar: There you go! Personalized
Varda Valar: 8-)
Varda Valar: Valar Music :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: hehe
Varda Valar: Wow, lot of choices.
ElladanV: :-P
ElladanV: heading out for the night. Namarie! Good to see you all!
Varda Valar: Night! :-)
Varda Valar: See what Elladan started! ;-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Amazing :-)
Arien V: Namarie :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Right, let's do this report between digging :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Namarie1
Ar-Pharazon-V: !
Varda Valar: Namarie
Varda Valar: okies
Varda Valar: :-)
ElladanV (Scott92027) has left the room.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Flashgaming:
Ar-Pharazon-V: is the first one! I played the sequel a few weeks ago, but can't find it in any of the transcripts... might've missed it, or it missed out on the 3 chosen.
Ar-Pharazon-V: It's more of a novel, really. Less gameplay elements than the other one, mostly walking around and talking to people. But it's a nice story, and you do get a bit attached to the characters :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: is the second one, a puzzle game where you have to play a car and get it across the level. 8th in a series, this one involving aliens!
Ar-Pharazon-V: Third one.. hmm...
Arien V: Namarie all :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Namarie!
Arien V (AriehnV) has left the room.
Ar-Pharazon-V: is a good one! Simple stacking puzzle game where you have to land the colored tiles in the right order.

Ar-Pharazon-V: Blizzard gaming!
Ar-Pharazon-V: Diablo 3: Waiting for new season, haven't played this week ;-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Hearthstone: This week's brawl was a fun one: Choose a class, pick one card, get 22 of that card and 8 random class cards.
Ar-Pharazon-V: It's really about having a cheap card that synergizes well with itself or is otherwise lethal in large numbers.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Most if not all classes have cards that fit, and there are a few neutral ones too. I've seen a lot of people with murlocs that increase each other's damage.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Because this brawl is simple, fast, and cheap, I made a lot of use it for my quests.
Ar-Pharazon-V: I ended up with 15 wins in the end, and got all my classes to level 44 through it! Gold cards for all.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Next up I guess I'll work towards 45 :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Heroes of the Storm: Continuing onwards. Event is almost over, but I did make use of it for the stimpacks, and gotten pretty much all my level 7 heroes rather close to level 8. Shouldn't be long now.
Ar-Pharazon-V: WoW: Many things!
Ar-Pharazon-V: Hit level 100 early on, and finished Stormheim mostly. Doing all the main quests and exploring all the missing parts.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Got my sixth cooking recipe, allowing me to open up a kitchen in Dalaran where I can use food reagents into work orders, and slowly discover new recipes and recipe ranks.
Ar-Pharazon-V: I started a few level 110 (sorry, not 100, I got 110!) questlines in Dalaran, but left them for a while to do other stuff, since they mostly involve Suramar and I rather want to finish the other zones first.
Ar-Pharazon-V: On Friday, it was timewalk night for me, getting a lot of gear upgrades and putting me pretty much on high enough ilevel to do heroics and survive normal raids.
Ar-Pharazon-V: A lot of said timewalks were done with Arien's rogue :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: She helped me and some friends from the raidgroup I'm with in doing the instances and earning our stuff and currency. So thank you Arien!
Ar-Pharazon-V: And on saturday I raided for the first time in Legion!
Ar-Pharazon-V: Cleared normal Emerald Nightmare on one night (the raidgroup had already been pushing forward through that while I was leveling slowly) and even got the hidden appearance item for Guardian (bear!) spec for my druid, on my very first Ursoc kill. So yay lucky me!
Ar-Pharazon-V: The hidden appearance has some sort of bone armor, looks rather funny :-) And now that I  have that, I can start on the hidden achievements that require a hidden appearance, including doing 100 dungeons.
Ar-Pharazon-V: This weekend I also resumed my instance-farming for appearances, and finished Blackrock Depths at last. Tomorrow, I'll start the Temple of Atal'Hakkar!
Ar-Pharazon-V: And finally I started archeology today, working on the biweekly quest for a rare artifact. I need 8 of those to get my rockbear form, so that's 4 months of questing, and I'd rather not miss any in that time :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Just today I've already maxed out my archeology skill and collected 3 pristine artifacts, but the quest items I need take rather longer. I've gotten 2 jewels out of 6 so far, and I'd preferably get 3 today before I quit, but I might actually run out of time before I gotta go to bed ;-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: And that's my weekly report!
Varda Valar: Thank you, Phar :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: There we go, third jewel got, 4 (yes, got a fourth - that just leaves one for the entire faction) pristine quests delivered... done with Wow for today :-)
Varda Valar: Grats :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Thanks :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: saving and sending transcript
Varda Valar: Thank you