October 16, 2016 Sunday Meeting
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AIM: Valar Guild Meetingplace
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Transcript work by Ar-Pharazon and Varda.
AriehnV, ArPharazonV, ElladanV/Scott92027, Eonwe
Lenwe-(V)/perseid28, Varda Valar (presiding)
Stories by Little Jewel-(T)
Humor page open for business
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-V (ArPharazonV) has entered the room.
Varda Valar (VardaValar1) has entered the room.
Varda Valar: Aiya Golden One :-)
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!
perseid28 has entered the room.
perseid28: Aiya Varda and Ar-Pharazon!
Varda Valar: Lenwe! 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
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
Varda Valar: The farming needs attention, worktable after not so much
Eonwe Valar (Eonwe Valar) has entered the room.
Eonwe Valar: Heya :}
Varda Valar: Aiya Eonwe :-)
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
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
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 ..
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
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
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.
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: http://valarguild.org/varda/Tolkien/encyc/fiction/authors/LittleJewel/Life1.htm
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
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. :-)
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.
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: http://valarguild.proboards.com/
Varda Valar: http://valarguild.org/
Varda Valar: Forum is at the bottom
Varda Valar: or clilck the pic for the framed version that also takes
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
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
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: 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
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
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.
Varda Valar: THE CHIEF DAYS
Varda Valar: FROM THE FALL OF THE BARAD-DUR TO THE END
Varda Valar: OF THE THIRD AGE
Ar-Pharazon-V: As in, the important days, or the days where a chieftain
Varda Valar: 3019
Ar-Pharazon-V: Ah, sounds like the former :-)
Varda Valar: S.R. 1419
Varda Valar: So scan through Appendix B, spot those caps, and back up a
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
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
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
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
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
Varda Valar: After the passing of Galadriel to the West (went with
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
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
Ar-Pharazon-V: Would they? It wouldn't have changed what they were used
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.
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
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
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B90VnG6FR0
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
Varda Valar: :-)
Arien V: lovely :-D
Varda Valar: Lenwe and Elladan, you're able to get on the forum ok,
ElladanV: think so, haven't in a long time
Varda Valar: okie dokie
ElladanV: no I can't
ElladanV: I changed my pw, logged me in, but then I'm on Proboards
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: more fitting anyhow
Varda Valar: okie dokie, and you're entitled to the name. :-)
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
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
Varda Valar: Yay!
Varda Valar: yay for Elladan joining in too. :-)
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.
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: 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
Ar-Pharazon-V: Thank you :-) I should do my personal gaming section
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 :-)
Varda Valar: Wow, lot of choices.
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 :-)
Varda Valar: Namarie
Varda Valar: okies
Varda Valar: :-)
ElladanV (Scott92027) has left the room.
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 :-)
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 :-)
Arien V (AriehnV) has left the room.
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 ;-)
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
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
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
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 :-)
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Varda Valar: Thank you