Valar Guild

September 25, 2016 Sunday Meeting

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

Attending: (6)
    Arien-(Valar)/Arien V, Ar-Pharazon-(V)/arpharazonv, Eonwe Valar, GilraenV/Iryenth, LenweV/perseid28, VardaValar1 (presiding)
    The traditional AIM marathon of keeping the chat room begins next meeting, ending Oct 9. The Anniversary is Oct 4 between those two meetings.

Meeting begins
    GSMU. Please update your gaming info, emailing Eonwe (or Varda if the email is confidential) before Sept 30 to be included in the State of Valar Gaming report given for the Anniversary.
    Anniversary Oct 4. Please email Varda with articles, art, stories, poetry, etc for the Anniversary.
    Art: from the Bohemian Weasel-(T)
    Link to Illuminating Art's YouTube ad for their Tolkien exhiibt, with the first exhibitor being the Bohemian Weasel aka Soni.
    Awards for DeepGroover-(T)
    Topic: Bilbo and Frodo's birthday.
    Forum rp story planning.
    A bit more Tolkien.
    Flashgaming Reviews by Ar-Pharazon
    Personal gaming

LenweV (3:34:40 PM Central time):    Aiya Varda :)
Varda Valar :    Aiya Lenwe!
Varda Valar:    hah, you can be the first to see what's going online right now. :-)
Varda Valar:    Sneak preview:
Varda Valar:
Varda Valar:    The Crown of Sauron by the Bohemian Weasel-(T)
LenweV:    well done!
LenweV:    I like how those sinister eyes contrast with what otherwise looks fair and elfen
Varda Valar:    and that's a sketch. She's figuring out how to make a golden crown (like flames) on golden hair stand out.
Varda Valar:    Aye!
Varda Valar:    Good old Annatar. We all trust that Giver of Gifts. Maybe...
LenweV:    hehe
Varda Valar:    ^^
LenweV:    I see the Burglar and Hunter are getting modifications in October
LenweV:    I wonder what those will entail
Varda Valar:    Supposed to make them stronger.
Varda Valar:    I suspect some form of ranged attack for the burglar.
Varda Valar :    Maybe heavier dps for the hunter, since it's only good for ranged dps and is being outdps'd by rk.
LenweV:    yeah, it really shouldn't be out-DPSsed since that's the class' identity
Varda Valar:    Agreed
Varda Valar:    My hunter fervently agrees. :-)
Varda Valar:    My rk says, meh. ;-)
LenweV:    and the RK has a lot of self-heals and stuns that make for decent endurance in combat
Varda Valar:    Agreed. Helps considering the rk is only allowed light armor, but hunters have medium.
LenweV:    with my hunter so far (just level 43, mind), I only have that swift shot morale gain on the blue line, and the bubble protect every 2 min
Varda Valar:    Then we have a sort of daze from Dazing Blow and Bard's Arrow. And traps.
Varda Valar:    Hunter is not bad at all even now. :-)  (Disclaimer: hunter is favorite and first character)
Varda Valar:    Annnd updated DeepGroover's main page.
Varda Valar:    If you think of a cool topic for the chat or a Tolkien Moment you'd like to share, now might be a time to start considering one.
Varda Valar:    Next up. collecting the list of those showing up in LotRO the past week. :-)
LenweV:    not chat topic-worthy, but this week I got to wondering why LotRO made Bree's gate so tall ;)
Varda Valar:    oops, no, next up is thanking the artists.
Varda Valar:    hmm
Varda Valar:    They are pretty tall in the book?
LenweV:    clearly it shouldn't be so tall, since the gate keeper could see the hobbits over it, and Strider hops over it
Varda Valar:    power just went out and back on. Yay battery backup
LenweV:    whew!
Varda Valar:    hmm
Varda Valar:    Wasn't there a little window in it
Varda Valar:    and power out again
LenweV:    do you have storms over there?
Varda Valar:    If I disappear, let the gang know
LenweV:    funny the internet still works
Varda Valar:    Yes. :-)
Varda Valar:    It's separate
LenweV:    ah
LenweV:    even your router?
Varda Valar:    the house power keeps coming on and off
Varda Valar:    We have battery backups :-)
LenweV:    smart move!
Varda Valar:    We learned
Varda Valar:    We're on the Gulf Coast, lots of storms regularly. Makes for gorgeous scenery. :-)
Varda Valar    and on and off again
Varda Valar:    oy
LenweV:    you earn the nice landscapes I guess :)
Varda Valar:    I switched to fully battery on this laptop just now to avoid pulses and zaps
Varda Valar:    True
LenweV:    same in the midwest: lots of clouds and rain, but green stuff all around
Varda Valar:    Forests, flowers, hummingbirds, butterflies outside right now.
Varda Valar:    Nice :-)
LenweV:    our hummers have probably mostly moved south by now
Varda Valar:    uh, running out of time. Fast check of LotRO
Varda Valar:    Right, to us!

Varda Valar (VardaValar1) has entered the room.
perseid28 has entered the room.
Ar-Pharazon-V (ArPharazonV) has entered the room.
Varda Valar: uh, running out of time. Fast check of LotRO
Varda Valar: Right, to us!
Varda Valar: Phar, aiya :-)
Eonwe Valar (Eonwe Valar) has entered the room.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Aiya!
perseid28: Aiya!
Varda Valar: Eonwe, welcome!
Eonwe Valar: Heya :}
Ar-Pharazon-V: Sorry I'm late (for me), had to do some preparations for an appointment tomorrow.
Varda Valar: Power keeps going on and off in case of sudden disappearance
Varda Valar: Not late yet, Phar. :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Like I said, for me.
Varda Valar: Nearly ten more minutes
Varda Valar: That's true
Eonwe Valar: Gilraen, Gwaihir, and Farmer Maggot all invited as I stepped overthe threshold as well.
Iryenth . (Iryenth) has entered the room.
Eonwe Valar: Heya GIlraen :}
Iryenth .: Aiya :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Aiya
Ar-Pharazon-V: I'm not in WoW right now, so can't poke Arien. I guess I can log in to to check.
Varda Valar: Aiya Gilraen  :-)
Varda Valar: Now logging in to LotRO for poking
perseid28: Aiya Gilraen!
Ar-Pharazon-V: If she's there, I won't need to go online, so let me know :-)
Varda Valar: will do
Varda Valar: Storming here, power keeps going on and off, stable right now. Hoping it stays that way.
Varda Valar: Fangorn and Elwing are on LotRO, so we have the Dawn and the Tree, but no Sunshine
Ar-Pharazon-V: Right, logging on.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Arien poked.
Arien V (AriehnV) has entered the room.
Arien V: Aiya all :-)
perseid28: Aiya Arien :)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Aiya!
Arien V: aiya :-D
Varda Valar: Aiya Arien :-)
Varda Valar: Logging off LotRO now
Arien V: oki  dok
Ar-Pharazon-V: Just logged out of bnet again :-)
Arien V: :-)
Varda Valar: Trying to be kind to this battery, heh.
Arien V: are you on a labtop then?
Varda Valar: Yes
Varda Valar: Friend is using the desktop
Arien V: ah i see#
Ar-Pharazon-V: Generous of you.
Varda Valar: Thanks. Easy enough with a spare comp, heh.

Varda Valar: Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo!
Varda Valar: Membership:
Varda Valar: Great to see you all here. Thanks for coming. :-)
Varda Valar: Here's hoping Arien or Eonwe will be here for next Sunday
Varda Valar: as I will be at a brother-in-law's home, a log cabin far from internet then.
Ar-Pharazon-V: You travel so much.
Varda Valar: but plan to be back soon
Varda Valar: Not really my choice. Fangorn likes to travel and weekends are when people are available.
Varda Valar: Sorry for the inconvenience. :-(
Varda Valar: In other news,
Varda Valar: Eonwe is working on the GSMU, the Games Site Mass Update.
Varda Valar: This past week, three more answered, thank you all!
Varda Valar: Ar-Pharazon, Dis, and Eowyn.
Varda Valar: Eonwe, any other comments?
Eonwe Valar: Sure
Eonwe Valar: 5 days left to get your gaming info in.
Eonwe Valar: September 30th is the deadline. Please respond by then :}
Varda Valar: So soon! The Anniversary is almost upon us!
Ar-Pharazon-V: Run for the hills?
Varda Valar: and type and draw. Hoping for gold in them thar hills.
Varda Valar: 19th, good Heavens.
Varda Valar: Hello from the folks on this side of the screen: Bilbo, Sauron, Fangorn, and visiting Elwing. :-)
Varda Valar: Bilbo-V just had his birthday yesterday, very close to book Bilvo's birthday. We have fun with that. :-)
Varda Valar: *Bilbo
Varda Valar: (pardon the fast typing a la Manwe)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Aiya and grats :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Give me a character whose birthday is on may 6 and I might rename...
Varda Valar: heh
Eonwe Valar: Happy Birthday Bilbo :}
Varda Valar: Not that! You make such a good Numenorean king
Ar-Pharazon-V: So maybe that Numenorean king's birthday's on May 6. Who can disprove it?
Varda Valar: hmmm, have to go look it up and see. Might be.
Varda Valar: Any other Membership news?
Ar-Pharazon-V: I suppose.
Varda Valar: Lenwe just went to eat dinner. Must be in honor of the hobbit birthday
Ar-Pharazon-V: Change in workschedule because tomorrow I've got my first appointment for a psychological diagnosis. So at least for a while I won't have to get up as early as I did the past month or so.
Varda Valar: That could be nice.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Instead, I'll have to get up early on wednesdays ;-)
Varda Valar: Living in prison underground after being a king can be tough on a guy.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Gotta work hard down here.
Varda Valar: zug zug is not normal Numenorean speech.
Varda Valar: On to...

Varda Valar: Web:

Varda Valar: In the past week on the Tolkien Site, we had two stories from Little Jewel-(T), our newest Tolkien member
Varda Valar: "Transportation:
Varda Valar: ../Tolkien/encyc/fiction/authors/LittleJewel/Transportation.htm
Varda Valar: "Plants"
Varda Valar: ../Tolkien/encyc/fiction/authors/LittleJewel/Plants.htm
Varda Valar: She's thinking about tweaking them a little, but they are already set up pretty much as intended.
Varda Valar: She has more in the works for us, totalling 100. So we'll be seeing more in the future. :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Impressive.

Varda Valar: In Art news:
Varda Valar: The Bohemian Weasel-(T)
Varda Valar: was trying to figure out how to put a golden crown on someone with golden hair, as in Annatar aka Sauron
Varda Valar: and came up with this sketch. Sauron-(Valar) has been shown and approves. Lenwe saw it first on a sneak preview. :-)
Varda Valar:
Varda Valar: The Bohemian Weasel, aka Soni Alcorn-Hender, is in an exhibition of Tolkien art called Illuminating Tolkien
Ar-Pharazon-V: Feels like it should fall off.
Varda Valar: ahh, the crown. Take a look at those holders on the side.
Varda Valar: Very uncomfortable, as we gals know, but they work.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Hmm.

Tolkien Art Exhibition:
Varda Valar: and the group of 12 international artists are shown in this YouTube. She's the first one:
Ar-Pharazon-V: Uncomfortable is the head that wears the crown.
Varda Valar:
Varda Valar: Right-o  :-)

Varda Valar: Also, DeepGroover-(T) finally was persuaded to hang up more of his awards on his family's living room wall, since he just won all those Nationals for painting and modifying models
Varda Valar:
Varda Valar:
Varda Valar: The second includes the Nationals.

Varda Valar: Please send in what you can for the upcoming Anniversary: article, art, story, poetry, or whatever you would like to send in.
Varda Valar: Pics of goings on in your favorite game for the anniversary. :-)   Fireworks and fun.
Arien V: apparently we have natural fireworks going on at the moment i hear ^^
Varda Valar: True that. :-)

Arien V: i. e. Aurora activity
Arien V: on Skye
Ar-Pharazon-V: Oh, shoot, we would've had fireworks last night because it's the local faire week, but I totally forgot to check and missed it.
Varda Valar: ohhh
Ar-Pharazon-V: So I assume it was there.
Varda Valar: Eowyn is on the phone and says hi!
Eonwe Valar: Heya to Eowyn :}
Ar-Pharazon-V: Aiya!
Varda Valar: Moving on to

Gaming  :-)
Varda Valar: Eonwe has a report for us. Fire away!
Ar-Pharazon-V: More firing of works!
Eonwe Valar: Thanks :}

Eonwe Valar: Lord of the Rings Online:
Eonwe Valar: Hear a little about Update 19 and longer term goals in the September Producer's Letter.

Eonwe Valar: World of Warcraft:
Eonwe Valar: Pirate's Day was this week, and Brewfest also kicked off.
Alot is available this week. You can read about it in the aptly-named blog: Now Available: Emerald Nightmare Raid, Legion PvP Season 1, and Mythic Keystones.

There's also two new blogs out: Catching Up with Artifact Weapons was this week, and Legion World Quests and You.
Blizzard has announced that they're not going to be referring to as for reasons I'll let them explain in this blog on the subject.
Check out this week's hotfixes.

Eonwe Valar: Starcraft 2
Eonwe Valar: Like making maps with the Starcraft 2 editor? See what improvements Blizzard has made in the blog StarCraft II Editor Improvements.

Eonwe Valar: Overwatch:
Eonwe Valar: The PTR is up.

Eonwe Valar: That's it from me :}
Varda Valar: Thank you, Eonwe :-)
Varda Valar: A list of folks seen on LotRO this past week:
Varda Valar:
Arien V: i was there too :-) [Note: Added in Arien above]
Arien V: for a day
Ar-Pharazon-V: Can't miss the sun!
Arien V: and i ll be out seeing the Aurora trying to catch it
Arien V: Namarie folks
Varda Valar: Good luck with the photos!
Arien V (AriehnV) has left the room.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Namarie!
Ar-Pharazon-V: A sun chasing the aurora.
Ar-Pharazon-V: There's a sight.
Varda Valar: That works
Varda Valar: In LotRO, we still have our Saturday and Sunday events with the Alliance. That should continue, so we may get in the habit.
Varda Valar: Saturdays: RT raid 3:30 p.m. Eastern aka /servertime. Contact Glewyn
Varda Valar: Sundays: 1pm ET: at Alliance kinhouse (8 Long Street, Haynwater, Bree-land). Come roleplay a bit, share a story, or a song
Varda Valar: StarCraft/BroodWar with Sauron, Fangorn, and Varda this past week.
Varda Valar: Any other general gaming comments or members you've met online this past week?
Varda Valar: Above is *Haywater* I believe.
Varda Valar: Will have to check that.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Flad's still in Hearthstone sometimes.
Ar-Pharazon-V: I believe he purchased the new bundle and got a shaman legendary for his troubles.
Ar-Pharazon-V: That might have been the previous week?
Varda Valar: Nice
Ar-Pharazon-V: Fladrif, that is.
Varda Valar: A little more on the LotRO news that Eonwe mentioned:
Varda Valar: Letter from Severlin, Executive Producer, taking over for Vyvyanne who is now on another project. Upcoming plans for LotRO, including Update 19 as we move into North Ithilien. Also new things happening for housing, landscape questing, lag in groups, and changes coming for burglars and hunters.
Varda Valar: Any other games this past week?
Varda Valar: Three of us are temporarily afk
Ar-Pharazon-V: Picked up Cookie Clicker again, if that counts?
Varda Valar: Fun?
Ar-Pharazon-V: Hadn't touched it since the new update a few months ago because I wanted to have time to grab the new achievements that required luck and timing, but managed that earlier this week, so now cookies are being produced in great numbers again :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Certainly, and addictive!
Ar-Pharazon-V: And the other news will wait until aftermeeting, I'm sure!
Varda Valar: Thanks :-)
Varda Valar: On to

Varda Valar: Tolkien!

Varda Valar: This past week we had September 22nd, the book birthday of Bilbo and Frodo.
Varda Valar: Feel free to pop in with any comments related to the birthday. This is semi-free chat.
Varda Valar: Bilbo joked that one reason he adopted Frodo was that they shared a birthday.
Varda Valar: Frodo was his nephew, the one he considered the best of the lot.
Varda Valar: Bilbo had no son so he took in the orphan Frodo and made him his heir.
Varda Valar: Who found such a kind act annoying? And possibly hostile?
Ar-Pharazon-V: The people who'd otherwise have gotten his house, for one.
Varda Valar: Right
Varda Valar: Lotho and Lobelia Sackville-Baggins, Bilbo's next closest relatives.
Varda Valar: Here's Bag End, from the Bohemian Weasel. I wouldn't mind having that house either. :-)
Varda Valar:
Varda Valar: It was considered a very fine house. It had its own gardener, Hamfast Gamgee, with his son, Samwise Gamgee taking over as Hamfast aged.
Varda Valar: No other staff is mentioned.
Varda Valar: Bilbo and Frodo apparently cooked and cleaned up after themselves. Good character building for Frodo.
Varda Valar: Maybe another reason for an aging Bilbo to adopt. :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Keeping Frodo around so Bilbo'd not have an excuse to slack off?
Varda Valar: For a birthday, the birthday hobbit would give away presents to others, a reverse of what humans tend to do.
Varda Valar: heh, maybe.
Varda Valar: They usually got rid of a lot of mathoms that way, passing them all over the Shire sometimes.
Varda Valar: Bilbo, being both wealthy and generous, was known for his giving away of new items rather than just mathoms, with thought for the recipient.
Varda Valar: He also set a very fine batch of tables under the Party Tree feeding folks.
Ar-Pharazon-V: "Let's see, we've got 53 items to give away this year, so let's invite about 50 people."
Varda Valar: Like that, right!
Varda Valar: Have to be careful not to give back the mathom someone gave you. ^^
Ar-Pharazon-V: It'd help if it had a label with all previous owners.
Eonwe Valar: I do recall that mathoms were regifted to others at least, likely not right back to the same person.
Varda Valar: At least not intentionally. :-)
Varda Valar: A mathom is what some of us call a "white elephant".
Varda Valar: That's something nice given to you that you can't use.
Varda Valar: Perfect for a re-gift.
Ar-Pharazon-V: "conversation piece"
Varda Valar: Eventually it should wind up with someone who can use it.
Varda Valar: That too.
Varda Valar: Or something you used to use that you no longer use. Outgrew it, moved past that stage of use, etc.
Varda Valar: Any other comments on the Birthday?
Varda Valar: A number of us are afk or need to go shortly.

Varda Valar: While we have some of us from the Forum rp story, what would we like to do next, and let's see if we will be posting anything tonight.
Varda Valar: We just left a meeting with Elrond.
Varda Valar: What's next?
Varda Valar: On our timeline, is the leaving of the Fellowship next or Eonwe's discovery next?
Varda Valar: er, Auros' discovery.
Varda Valar: (Trivia: Auros is a name of Eonwe in the books.)
Ar-Pharazon-V: So it works, still, in a way ;-)
Varda Valar: Right!
Varda Valar: The last post was from Calion:
Varda Valar:
Eonwe Valar: Auros is beyond the Fellowship's departure, so if you all aren't there yet you still have some catch-up space :}
Varda Valar: Ok, so we can have a cool bit where we do a send-off for the Fellowship.
Varda Valar: The Mirkwood elves, and Frali as being with them, would want to say farewell to their prince.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Frali's got a dwarf to say goodbye to as well.
Varda Valar: Maybe Eonwe could be there with us too? Kind of a flashback
Eonwe Valar: Auros was there :}
Varda Valar: ok. Do we want to show that scene with all of us present?
Varda Valar: Frali might be with Gloin consoling him as Gimli leaves.
Varda Valar: heh, great minds.
Varda Valar: Then saying goodbye to Gloin who will probably head home and ask if Frali wants to go with him.
Varda Valar: Ok, so we can figure on a goodbye scene, then catch up to Auros?
Ar-Pharazon-V: "I'd love to, but I'm still in this RP, you see, and it's a bad idea to split the party."
Varda Valar: hehehehe
Varda Valar: He has a Misson!
Varda Valar: Very big deal, especially to a young dwarf proving himself.

Varda Valar: Ok, in other news...
Varda Valar: We have the intention of changing over the coding of the site, making it more in line with the 21st century instead of ancient starting HTML.
Varda Valar: We may be doing the flip-over for the Anniversary.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Aww, but it has such a classic nostalgic look for Tolkien.
Varda Valar: Thanks, I appreciate that. :-)
Varda Valar: It's one of the oldest Tolkien sites still on the internet.
Varda Valar: Many of the newer ones are wikis.
Varda Valar: We're more in the style of the old ones like Ardalambion.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Just don't make it a wiki!
Varda Valar: We considered it at one time.  :-)
Eonwe Valar: We're not doing a huge change at this time, but you will notice hopefully some changes to the URLs to improve guidance in the site.
Ar-Pharazon-V: URL changes? That sounds risky. Don't want to lose content!
Eonwe Valar: No content should be lost, so once the conversion is done, if you get a message that a page is gone, please let us know the URL and what content you were looking for so we can see what happened.
Varda Valar: It will be there, somewhere. And we have backups on our computers.
Eonwe Valar: Aye.
Ar-Pharazon-V: goody
Eonwe Valar: OK, I must call it here. Take care all, good night, sleep well, have fun, and good to see you :}
Varda Valar: Namarie Eonwe! And thanks. :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Namarie!
Varda Valar: *a gavel gleefully jumps into my hand*
Varda Valar: *clink!*
Varda Valar: *it lightly tapped a glass*
Varda Valar: *music!*
Eonwe Valar (Eonwe Valar) has left the room.
Varda Valar: *the gavel hops back on the conveyor belt shelf*

Varda Valar: After-meeting!
Varda Valar: Free chat. :-)
Varda Valar: *thunder rumbles*
Varda Valar: Ulmo and Manwe must be goofing around again.
Varda Valar: (real life thunder)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Such fun they must have!
Varda Valar: For sure!
Ar-Pharazon-V: Look at them run, ho ho!
Varda Valar: heh
Varda Valar: Rain was one of the things that helped bring two together who were already pretty close. Neat part of the Music.
Varda Valar: In the artists' video, one lady mentions that there is a great deal of mention of light in the stories.
Varda Valar: I hadn't thought about that much, but it may relate to Varda as well, or to the Valar in general. Re-read time!
Ar-Pharazon-V: Ah, you mean from the great Illuminator - I mean Illuvatar, sorry.
Ar-Pharazon-V: One or 2 l's?
Varda Valar: Well said :-)
Varda Valar: Iluvatar
Ar-Pharazon-V: Right.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Personal gaming time!
Ar-Pharazon-V: I need a theme tune for that.
Varda Valar: Varda was the Valie of light, so it got my attention.
Varda Valar: Hey, good idea!
Ar-Pharazon-V: Ah yes :-)

Ar-Pharazon-V: Alright, I think I've got 3 flashgames picked out for the week.
Ar-Pharazon-V: is the first, a strategy game where you fill out a big army of soldiers in a sort of square formation with them standing on top of each other, and have to march through levels taking out other such forces.
Ar-Pharazon-V: With each level completed you'll get room for more soldiers as well as unlocking other types.
Ar-Pharazon-V: I invested heavily in archers for my playthrough and couldn't really make it through the last few levels, so a mixed force is advisable :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: is a point and click game (not of the same series I've been linking games from) where you're stranded on a planet and have to puzzle your way to a beacon tower.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Fun creatures all around, and no big leaps of logic necessary, but there are a few puzzles, including sets of runes you see early on and need to remember for much later, which is rather tricky.
Ar-Pharazon-V: You can always go back to them, but you might want to draw them somewhere or something ;-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: is the last one! A platformer where you have to guide knights to climb a sort of frogger like wall and take up position at the top, with only a limited amount of knights available.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Good luck!
Iryenth .: dinner time - namarie all
Ar-Pharazon-V: Namarie!
Varda Valar: Namarie!
Iryenth . (Iryenth) has left the room.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Let's see, already mentioned Cookie Clicker...

Ar-Pharazon-V: Blizzard games!
Ar-Pharazon-V: Didn't have time for Diablo 3, or too much WoW because of a local faire this weekend, which was fun, but tiring, and had too much good food and wild rides ;-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Luckily, that's only once a year, and we had good weather for once. It's been the warmest september here in recorded history.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Back to games.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Heroes of the Storm: Didn't have too much luck with artifact pieces, gotten to 30 total out of 150 now. I will need to use that trick I mentioned last week, but not needed yet!
Ar-Pharazon-V: No new heroes levelled yet.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Hearthstone: Still levelling all classes. A few are getting quite close to the next level now!
Ar-Pharazon-V: Tavern Brawl was another familiar one; Choose class, get random cards, have card-costs randomized every turn (but not exceeding normal cost, as far as I could see, so hold on to the higher cost ones!)
Ar-Pharazon-V: I got pretty lucky in my first game, dropping out a Baron Geddon legendary on turn 2 which pretty much controlled the board on its own for a few turns until I could pummel down the opponent.
Ar-Pharazon-V: WoW:
Ar-Pharazon-V: Level 105 now. Like I said, been kinda busy, but still made some progress.
Ar-Pharazon-V: A few more skinning and leatherworking quests done, the class order missions I needed, and now almost done with the first starting zone, Azsuna. Halfway to max level with 1 zone, quite fun :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: I also went into the Dalaran sewers and farmed a few sightless eye currency items to unlock something for the skinning profession. Seems fun enough for when I'll really get into it later.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Appearance unlocking is also proceeding nicely. Zul'farrak finished, and gotten most out of Blackrock Depths now. But there's one encounter there, the Ring of Law, with about 30 possible items and only 1 dropping with each encounter, so I'm going to have to do that a lot more often. We'll see how far we get next week!
Ar-Pharazon-V: And finally, the comic Bonds of Brotherhood arrived, the prequel to the Warcraft movie. For which the dvd should be coming out in a few days, too!
Ar-Pharazon-V: And that's my report for this week.
Varda Valar: Thank you, Phar :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Ooh, nearly forgot.
Varda Valar: ?
Ar-Pharazon-V: Got the toy for pirate's day on monday, as well as the toy for Brewfest :-) Now saving for the goggles which need 200 tokens.
Varda Valar: Fun :-)
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Varda Valar: Thank you, Phar. :-)