April 23, 2017 Sunday Meeting
EST (UTC/GMT - 5)
AIM: Valar Guild Meetingplace
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Transcript work by Ar-Pharazon and Varda.
Attending (and at least
said something making them visible): (6)
ArPharazonV, Elladan/Scot92027, Eonwe
Varda Valar/vardavalar1 (presiding)
Timeline 4th Age updated.
General gaming report by Eonwe and others.
Topic: Main events of the
Fellowship of the Ring
the Two Towers.
Started RotK but time ran out, so that's next
Flashgaming Reviews by
Personal gaming by Ar-Pharazon
Chat History for Valar Guild Meetingplace. Timestamps for Ar-Pharazon.
Eonwe Valar (22:53:13): Heya all.
Ar-Pharazon-V (22:53:17): Aiya!
VardaValar1 (22:53:24): Aiya Eonwe :)
VardaValar1 (22:53:36): Yikes, really close to time
VardaValar1 (22:54:02): Having interesting lag.
(23:00:21) vardavalar1 added scott92027 to this group chat.
VardaValar1 (23:02:36): Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo!
VardaValar1 (23:02:42): Membership:
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:03:00): Arien poked.
VardaValar1 (23:03:04): We have our water pipes
working again, very happy.
VardaValar1 (23:03:09): Thanks :)
VardaValar1 (23:03:18): Any other membership news?
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:03:39): Apparently she can't
connect to aim. Any thoughts?
VardaValar1 (23:03:51): Is she in the new version?
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:04:05): that's what I'm asking but
I'm pretty sure she was here last week?
VardaValar1 (23:04:19): She shows on the list, but
with a gray dot instead of green, for me.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:04:34): Yep, she's trying 7.5. I
pointed her to 8.
VardaValar1 (23:05:10): Seems as if to invite, we Add
to the Room
(23:05:33) vardavalar1 added iryenth to this group chat.
VardaValar1 (23:05:42): Aiya
Iryenth . (23:05:50): Aiya
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:05:53): Aiya!
Arien V (23:06:16): aiya :)
VardaValar1 (23:06:24): Glad you could both make it
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:06:28): Aiya!
Arien V (23:06:33): yeah just got 8
VardaValar1 (23:06:43): Seems to havce worked. :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:06:43): Weren't you here last week
Arien V (23:07:27): either last week or the week
before then i went back to 7.5. as everyone else seemed to have that ^
Arien V (23:07:40): but never mind
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:07:50): I know 7.5 didn't work
anymore in the last meeting, because I was forced to make an 8
Arien V (23:08:27): oh well somehow i got the old
Arien V (23:08:37): but now its the new one again
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:08:59): Welcome back :)
Arien V (23:09:12): Hantal ^^
VardaValar1 (23:10:14): I had to get rid of an old
icon that went to the old AIM. Then I'd hit the right one. ;)
VardaValar1 (23:13:42): Anything else under
Eonwe Valar (23:13:58): Nein.
VardaValar1 (23:14:08): We have an Eonwe. :)
Arien V (23:14:14): i am here ^^
VardaValar1 (23:14:17): (better than a Hulk?)
Eonwe Valar (23:14:17): hehe
VardaValar1 (23:14:21): Web:
VardaValar1 (23:14:31): Tolkien Site / Timeline
VardaValar1 (23:15:00): The Fourth Age has been added
to, more or less bare bones, but a good start.
VardaValar1 (23:15:14): http://valarguild.org/varda/Tolkien/encyc/events/timeline/Fourth_Age.htm
VardaValar1 (23:15:32): Working on the Timeline
really points out where we could use more articles.
VardaValar1 (23:15:56): Part of the idea of
completing the Timeline was a way to access articles in another way,
VardaValar1 (23:16:11): So it will be a while yet. ;)
VardaValar1 (23:16:28): The Third Age is gigantic,
far from complete, and may take several tables.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:16:42): Especially the later years
VardaValar1 (23:17:24): If you hae an area of
interest, try the index that has it and check where we have listed
items with no link There are quite a few scattered all over.
VardaValar1 (23:17:42): We can use help on articles
VardaValar1 (23:17:55): Any other comments on Web
VardaValar1 (23:18:23): Gaming:
VardaValar1 (23:18:54): Eonwe, can you do the general
Gaming report? You have a time problem.
Eonwe Valar (23:19:07): Sure.
VardaValar1 (23:19:14): Fire when ready. :)
Eonwe Valar (23:19:40): Lord of the Rings Online:
Eonwe Valar (23:20:11): The 10th Anniversary
celebration is going on. (they didn't send me an Anduril, lol :})
VardaValar1 (23:20:18): We have some guides to help
with the Year quests on our News page.
VardaValar1 (23:20:33): awww, poor Eonwe. :)
Eonwe Valar (23:20:52): World of Warcraft:
LotRO sneaks in:
VardaValar1 (23:20:55): You can get a Stone of Erech
in-game for your house.
Arien V (23:21:06): :O
Arien V (23:21:17): where?
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:21:23): Does it attract the armies
of the dead?
VardaValar1 (23:21:26): The Year quests
VardaValar1 (23:21:30): Not yet...
VardaValar1 (23:21:34): Hope not.
Eonwe Valar (23:22:21): Noblegarden is going. It's got a mount, pets, and
clothes, and it ends tomorrow. Don't miss it if you want them!
Eonwe Valar (23:22:37): A new short
story is out: "Dark Mirror".
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:22:42): Including one new pet!
Eonwe Valar (23:22:48): Check out
the latest hotfixes.
Eonwe Valar (23:23:14): Diablo 3:
Eonwe Valar (23:23:35): The Necromancer Beta is going. If you want to join in the
fun, follow the link to find out how.
Eonwe Valar (23:23:54): Starcraft 2:
Eonwe Valar (23:24:10): Check out
the new preview: Patch 3.13.0 Preview: Rewind.
Eonwe Valar (23:24:21): Out this
week: a new balance update.
Eonwe Valar (23:24:33): A new co-op
commander is being announced Monday, April 24th.
Eonwe Valar (23:24:51): Heroes of the Storm:
Eonwe Valar (23:25:11): They
released a new balance update this week.
Eonwe Valar (23:25:29): Updates to
the open beta also occured.
Eonwe Valar (23:25:46): Most
exciting for the game though is the coming of Heroes 2.0 this Tuesday!
There's going to be a launch event, so if you're excited about this update,
check it out.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:26:10): Huzzah loot chests.
Eonwe Valar (23:26:51): Starcraft: (yes, the original)
Eonwe Valar (23:27:24): Patch 1.18
is out, and Starcraft is now free! If you've never played it
before, now is your chance. It's not tied to the new
Eonwe Valar (23:28:10): Updates
(apparently leading up to the release of Starcraft: Remastered) are
being released as well. Check them out on the official
Starcraft site. Next one comes Wednesday.
Eonwe Valar (23:28:27): Overwatch:
Eonwe Valar (23:28:47): A new event,
Uprising is now going until May 1st. Check it out!
Eonwe Valar (23:29:41): That ends the gaming news I'm
VardaValar1 (23:29:55): Thank you, Eonwe. :)
VardaValar1 (23:30:06): Any other general gaming news?
VardaValar1 (23:30:30): Fangorn has been playing Starcraft 2, sometimes with Eowyn.
VardaValar1 (23:30:57): LotRO kinmates seen this past week:
VardaValar1 (23:31:37): Eonwe, you noticed some guild
mates in WoW?
VardaValar1 (23:33:22): Nob, Bofur
Eonwe Valar (23:33:25): Aye. Arien and I crossed
paths, and I noticed Bofur and Nob were on during the week, but we
didn't cross paths.
VardaValar1 (23:34:00): I didn't cross paths wilh all
our kinmates in LotRO, unfortunately, but it's nice to see they were
VardaValar1 (23:34:31): Any other general gaming
news, sightings of guild mates?
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:34:50): Fladrif last online...
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:34:52): 4 hours ago!
VardaValar1 (23:35:03): Yay
VardaValar1 (23:37:07): Any other news, gaming or
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:37:53): Installing Starcraft right now with that link!
VardaValar1 (23:38:23): :)
VardaValar1 (23:38:29): Tolkien:
VardaValar1 (23:39:20): A comment was made a while
back that we hardly ever seem to cover the Two Towers, which got me to
thinking, we could mention the main events of each book. Those might
give us more thoughts on new topics for a long time to come.
VardaValar1 (23:39:56): The start of the Two Towers
and Return of the King give synopses of the previous books, a help for
VardaValar1 (23:40:12): What are
the main events (in general) of the Fellowship
of the Ring?
VardaValar1 (23:40:31): For instance: Gandalf
discovers that Frodo's ring is the One Ring.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:40:47): Frodo takes Ring to
Rivendell with companions.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:41:08): Frodo takes Ring further
south with more companions.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:41:17): Party splits up, one dies.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:42:16): Too broad? :)
VardaValar1 (23:42:41): Not bad. Hoped for some other
folks to chime in too. :)
Arien V (23:42:56): Frodo leaves for Crickhollow
first of all before starting his bigger journey
Arien V (23:43:04): He meets Aragorn in Bree
Arien V (23:43:21): They are assaulted on Weathertop
and Frodo is wounded
Arien V (23:43:39): They arrive after several days in
Arien V (23:43:45): The council
Arien V (23:44:01): The fellowship is chosen and
scouts sent out after
Arien V (23:44:11): they leave in autum
Arien V (23:44:58): they try to cross Nanduhirion but
have to give up and go through the mines of Moria
VardaValar1 (23:45:32): losing Gandalf along the way.
Gollum is following them. Aragorn is revealed to the group as the King.
VardaValar1 (23:45:57): They go to Lothlorien and
recuperate, resupply, and set out again with canoes.
VardaValar1 (23:46:18): On the Anduin, they realize
they are being followed by Gollum still. Orcs and a ringwraith pursue.
VardaValar1 (23:46:30): (Next)
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:46:32): I thought Aragorn was
already revealed at the Council.
VardaValar1 (23:47:09): ok
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:47:16): Might be wrong.
VardaValar1 (23:47:27): And the actual breaking up is
told more in the Two Towers than FotR.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:47:48): Was it? Hmm..
VardaValar1 (23:48:31): Two Towers starts with Aragorn's
finding Boromir and hearing his confession.
Arien V (23:48:35): they stop at Parth Galen .. where
Frodo leaves the fellowship and Boromir is slain .. Aragorn and Gimli
send his body down the anduin in a boat and follow Mery and Pippin into
the next part
Arien V (23:49:05): oops you are right ^^
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:49:06): Myes, true, that bit was
mostly in TT.
Arien V (23:49:21): it seems to belong to the fellow
VardaValar1 (23:49:33): FotR ends with everyone scattering,
looking for Frodo
VardaValar1 (23:49:50): Only Sam finds him and they
take off in the canoe.
VardaValar1 (23:50:09): The movie agrees with you,
VardaValar1 (23:50:31): The book is emphasizing Frodo.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:51:19): Ah, yes, that might be the
reason there. You can get away with multiple viewpoints of the same
events at some distance from each other in books, but not so much in
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:51:31): (or tv shows, as GoT shows
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:51:34): (us)
VardaValar1 (23:51:59): In FotR, Boromir does say Frodo put
the Ring on, and Aragorn catches on pretty quickly that he had a very
VardaValar1 (23:52:55): So, Two Towers:
VardaValar1 (23:53:04): Merry and Pippin distract the
orcs from Frodo. Boromir tries to save them but dies against great
numbers. Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli honor Frodo's desire to leave them
and go after Merry and Pippin to do a rescue.
VardaValar1 (23:53:30): They split the party. :)
VardaValar1 (23:54:38): The Three Hunters pursue the
orcs with Merry and Pippin into Rohan.
Arien V (23:54:39): good strategy
VardaValar1 (23:54:48): heh
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:55:00): and a tabletop rpg
VardaValar1 (23:55:06): The Rohirrim, led by Eomer,
are faster on horseback and wipe out the orcs.
VardaValar1 (23:55:23): But the two hobbits had
already escaped into Fangorn Forest.
VardaValar1 (23:55:26): (Next?)
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:56:00): Two hobbits meet up with a
tree-person, accompany him to a meeting, which ultimately ends up with
ents marching to Isengard.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:56:21): The other 3 guys meet
Gandalf again, go south to Edoras.
Arien V (23:57:01): Gandalf frees Theoden from
Sarumans spell and reveals Wormtoung as Sarumans spy and main agent
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:58:34): Gandalf goes to collect
reinforcements while the main group moves on to Helm's Deep, where they
are besieged by orcs.
Arien V (23:59:31): he finds the Huorns on the border
of Isengard unter the stewardship; of the ents and takes themn
VardaValar1 (23:59:32): Gandalf brings Erkenbrand and
his forces. The huorns march in and wipe out what's left of the orcs.
Arien V (23:59:36): to Helms deep
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:59:53): Survivors go north to
Monday, April 24, 2017
VardaValar1 (00:00:18): The huorns went on their own,
using news from Merry and Pippin, didn't they? They wanted to kill orcs
in a mass, rather than go to Isengard with the others.
Arien V (00:00:38): oh did they?
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:00:37): Ahh, bloodthirsty trees,
gotta love em.
VardaValar1 (00:00:47): Fertilizer.
VardaValar1 (00:00:57): Some ents went with the
VardaValar1 (00:01:08): A lot of ents tackled
Arien V (00:01:13): yeah that's what i thought
VardaValar1 (00:01:49): This is good practice, going
back over the main events.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:02:06): Good memory check!
VardaValar1 (00:03:01): Gandalf and a small party
including Fellowship members that were available went to Isengard.
Gandalf confronted Saruman who was stuck in his tower with Grima. How
did that go?
VardaValar1 (00:05:23): Hey you guys and gals know
this cold. :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:06:22): Let's see... did Gandalf
disable Saruman's staff?
Eonwe Valar (00:06:24): It was revealed Grima was
Morgoth in disguise and Saruman was a Hobbit. .. ... :}
VardaValar1 (00:06:26): Saruman refused to repent,
tried his rougened Voice power on them.
VardaValar1 (00:06:30): hehehe
VardaValar1 (00:06:34): /facepalm
VardaValar1 (00:07:02): Snapping the staff in two
from a distance is disabling, aye.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:07:07): Right!
VardaValar1 (00:07:13): Saruman the White was
replaced by Gandalf the White.
VardaValar1 (00:07:46): That happened already, so the
Valar intended this all along if Saruman didn't repent.
Eonwe Valar (00:07:57): Aye, Gandalf tried to reason
with Saruman, give him an opportunity to rejoin the good guys. Saruman
decided he was having none of that. Gandalf revealed himself as "the
White" and cast Saruman from the order.
VardaValar1 (00:08:08): So them must have giveng
Gandalf the power to do that.
VardaValar1 (00:08:14): *given
VardaValar1 (00:08:36): (Unlike the movies, you don't
go around just breaking Istar's staves.)
VardaValar1 (00:08:56): *shoves typos off a cliff*
VardaValar1 (00:10:07): Another important thing
happened. Grima pulls a stunt that really displeases Saruman.
Arien V (00:10:09): Grima throws the Palantir down
from the tower and Pippin gets it
VardaValar1 (00:10:14): Aye
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:10:15): And then.. Wormtongue
stabbed him with a palantir? No wait...
VardaValar1 (00:10:19): hehe
VardaValar1 (00:11:09): There's a suggestion that
Grima was torn on who to throw the stone at. :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:11:21): Couldn't decide who he
VardaValar1 (00:11:26): But the stone sets off the
next action for Gandalf.
VardaValar1 (00:11:46): Pippin sneaks a look in it
when the party is supposed to be sleeping.
Arien V (00:11:49): Gandalf takes it but Pippin tries
to resteal it , unfortutely Gandalf wakes up after Pippin is questioned
VardaValar1 (00:12:17): That throws off Sauron who
thinks Saruman has a hobbit captive, likely the one he wants.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:12:24): "Why do you always have to
VardaValar1 (00:12:29): heh
VardaValar1 (00:12:55): In this case, the palantir
seemed to be pulling Pippin after he had touched it once.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:13:07): I always liked that line.
Not sure why. Maybe it's a good summary of their relationship and
VardaValar1 (00:14:07): Gandalf delivers the palantir
to Aragorn, in token of more that would be returned to the rightful
VardaValar1 (00:14:25): Sauron sends a ringwraith to
Saruman. Bet that went well.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:14:42): Isn't that somewhere in the
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:14:50): The details of that little
tidbit, I mean.
VardaValar1 (00:15:09): Gandalf took only Pippin with
him and went to Minas Tirith in a hurry on superhorse, er, Shadowfax.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:15:25): They're taking the hobbit
to Ise- I mean Minas Tirith!
VardaValar1 (00:15:39): :)
VardaValar1 (00:16:16): Then the whole book shifts to
the One Ring, carried by Frodo and Sam.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:16:26): "Meanwhile..."
VardaValar1 (00:16:31): Right :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:16:49): Frodo and Sam catch Gollum,
make him swear an oath to the precious.
VardaValar1 (00:17:04): They make it through the Emym
Muil. Lovely spot, not.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:17:08): Go south through the
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:17:39): Stand before a closed gate,
go further down. Now my memory gets muddled between movie and book. How
do they get captured?
VardaValar1 (00:17:58): Gollum catches up and Frodo
nearly tames him.
VardaValar1 (00:18:05): So to speak.
VardaValar1 (00:19:17): Smeagol almost conquers
Gollum with Frodo's help.
VardaValar1 (00:19:39): Smeagol acts as their guide.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:19:43): *grin* easy to get lost in
the physical journey and ignore personal development.
VardaValar1 (00:20:11): True
VardaValar1 (00:20:31): They go through the Dead
Marshes and other fun vacation spots all the way to the Morannon
VardaValar1 (00:20:43): The Black Gate.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:21:04): And nobody's got the key!
VardaValar1 (00:21:10): They see they aren't going to
be able to go through there, and Smeagol had just been taking them
where they asked.
VardaValar1 (00:22:07): He knows another way in and
offers to take them. They haven't much choice.
VardaValar1 (00:22:20): "a secret way"
VardaValar1 (00:22:40): That had to be the one he
used himself originally when he went in and out of Mordor.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:22:57): Possibly made a bargain
VardaValar1 (00:23:20): Aye, he traded her meat
(orcs). He became her Sneak.
VardaValar1 (00:23:29): Another name for him. :)
VardaValar1 (00:24:31): Sauron could afford to lose
some of his many orcs to Shelob and allowed her to eat them, in
exchange for her protection of the tunnel. Quite a deterrent. And kept
orcs from sneaking off to make private bandit gangs.
VardaValar1 (00:24:47): Faramir's rangers caught the
three on the way in.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:25:06): I bet he stashed some of
his least favorite orcs up in that tower too. Let them deal with Shelob.
VardaValar1 (00:25:15): He learned about his brother,
resisted the lure of the Ring, did not try to turn them over to dear
VardaValar1 (00:25:21): Likely. :)
VardaValar1 (00:26:00): Faramir warned them that that
way was very hazardous. Gave them supplies. He was "the friend unlooked
VardaValar1 (00:26:22): That was especially nifty
since he should have been one of the Fellowship members.
VardaValar1 (00:26:39): Boromir took his place,
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:26:59): Would that have put Boromir
in Ithilien? That somehow seems too subtle/stealthy for him.
VardaValar1 (00:27:35): No. He was a leader of the
main forces. Faramir handled the ranger guerrilla forces. He was the
smart one. ;)
VardaValar1 (00:28:02): Mablung and Damrod might have
(00:28:17) Iryenth . left this group chat.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:28:51): Just realized that, indeed,
Faramir should've been the one in the Fellowship.. demonstrating the
ability of Men to alter the fates set for them by the Valar.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:29:06): Nice demonstration of that.
VardaValar1 (00:29:07): Agreed.
VardaValar1 (00:29:14): Good insight.
VardaValar1 (00:29:52): So, as the three set off at
the crossroads, Sauron sends out his darkness.
VardaValar1 (00:30:28): Under that cover, he sent out
his first army, led by the Witch-king.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:30:35): Still in TT, they climb up
to Shelob's home.
VardaValar1 (00:30:53): Right.
VardaValar1 (00:31:04): Gollum is moving to the dark
side again by now.
VardaValar1 (00:31:30): He decides to take the One
Ring after Shelob eats the bearer.
Eonwe Valar (00:31:39): The Valar didn't set their
fates btw. Eru created their theme. What exactly "determine their fate
outside of the Music" means in a reality where all rational beings,
bound to the Music or not, already have free will is a discussion in
and of itself :}
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:31:41): They get separated in the
tunnels by Gollum's design.
VardaValar1 (00:32:14): Sam beats off his attack and
wounds Shelob. But, what happens?
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:32:19): I guess, but the Valar got
their way in most things except that one, Eonwe :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:33:00): He thinks Frodo is dead,
takes the Ring, and then watches as some orcs take Frodo away, stating
he's still alive. He follows them invisibly and runs into a closed door.
VardaValar1 (00:33:06): The humans had the most free
will, their special gift, not bound to Arda. And yes, we won't go into
all that now. :)
VardaValar1 (00:33:30): The book ends with the
choices Sam has to make.
VardaValar1 (00:34:12): He decides to go after Frodo,
but they shut a door in his face.
VardaValar1 (00:34:45): The Return of the King starts.
VardaValar1 (00:35:18): This is the opposing
strategies of Gandalf and Sauron.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:35:18): *cue music*
VardaValar1 (00:35:23): *ta daaa*
VardaValar1 (00:36:02): Tolkien leaves us on that
cliff-hanger in the last book, then scene-switches!
VardaValar1 (00:36:51): We start with Pippin and
Gandalf riding Shadowfax.
VardaValar1 (00:36:54): (Next)
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:37:59): Do they already arrive at
Minas Tirith or is that a few chapters later?
VardaValar1 (00:39:04): They arrive at Minas Tirith.
This is at the same tme that Frodo is in Ithilien.
Eonwe Valar (00:39:35): OK, I must be off. Take care
all :} I'll try to stop back in later tonight :}
VardaValar1 (00:39:47): Namarie!
VardaValar1 (00:40:01): If you guys like, we can take
up RotK next meeting?
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:40:03): namarie!
VardaValar1 (00:40:22): We made it through two books
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:40:46): Not bad!
VardaValar1 (00:40:54): *grabs a hammer galloping by
on the conveyor going through the shelf*
Arien V (00:40:56): cool my brain is drying up as
VardaValar1 (00:41:10): *hangs on while it plummets
towards the hammerpad*
VardaValar1 (00:41:32): *the hammerpad rises to meet
it, as if holding itself shield-like over the beautiful table*
Arien V (00:41:40): *steers a golden ray onto the
VardaValar1 (00:41:41): *ker-whammmmm!*
VardaValar1 (00:42:09): *stars sparkle around both
dazed objects, now lit by sunshine as well*
VardaValar1 (00:42:44): *the hammerpad falls back
into place. The hammer allows itself to be returned to the shelf and
VardaValar1 (00:42:49): After-meeting!
VardaValar1 (00:43:05): Your mini-story of the day.
VardaValar1 (00:43:34): *runs to check the broiling
chicken in the kitchens of Taniquetil*
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:44:34): That must be Some Chicken.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:49:01): So, let's find some flashgames
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:49:03): the Gaming report!
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:52:00): Alright, got multiple
candidates, but I'll go with 3 different genres for today.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:55:41): http://www.kongregate.com/games/targaciej/swipe-stop
is the first, a puzzle game where you have to swipe or drag tiles to
their goal, using the right walls and other tiles you can lock or
unlock at will. Needs some planning!
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:57:37): http://www.onemorelevel.com/game/the_raccon_who_lost_their_shape
is the second game. Not much gameplay, more of an interactive/linear
story, but it is a pretty weird premise and story and funny comments if
you click on stuff.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:58:01): You're a raccoon who can
summon dead shape people in order to pass along messages.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:59:59): http://www.kongregate.com/games/nerdook/monster-legions
is the third! Technically a card game, though I have to wonder when a
card game should no longer be considered a card game but more of a
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:01:00): Get cards with troops,
deploy troops during a match strategically, and they'll keep fighting
each other until reinforcements run out. Also a choice between random
powers at certain intervals to use for your own troops or against the
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:01:11): and "buy" better cards!
Elladan (01:03:38): Hi
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:03:43): Aiya!
Elladan (01:04:37): The letter isn't working
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:15:00): Blizzard gaming!
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:18:02): Hearthstone: 6 classes to
48 now (yes, it was 48, not 49) and the other 3 are close behind.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:18:12): I think I forgot to check
the brawl this week, will do so now...
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:21:17): Right. Ancient Recipe
brawl, an Un'goro themed brawl around the new quest cards, with decks
for them. I'll try it in a bit.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:22:11): Heroes of the Storm: No new
levels gotten, probably going into 2.0 with present condition. Was an
old heroes brawl again, so I didn't bother much.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:22:59): Starcraft II: Started the
Noblegarden event, which requires 15 games, in any combination of co-op
mode, multiplayer (ranked or unranked) and/or multiplayer vs AI.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:23:21): I've done 9 games now,
including 4 co-ops with a friend in one night. Seems pretty easy, but
he had more experience.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:23:39): Is fun though, and you get
to level the heroes to make your abilities and units more powerful in
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:24:24): For multiplayer vs AI I've
done 5 games, first to get me attuned to a difficulty and then further
on with that difficulty. Long queues when playing 2 vs AI, but still
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:24:36): WoW:
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:26:08): Hrrm, let's see. Old
Northrend raids went okay-ish, we got some useful stuff but I didn't
win any new pets myself. We had some trouble with Yogg-Saron and were
unable to get one of the party their legendary Valanyr from Ulduar, but
might try again tomorrow if we're up for it.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:27:12): Not much new raiding news.
I got some new tier gloves from heroic Nighthold, better than the
normal Nighthold tier gloves I already had.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:28:01): Weekly quest this week is
to get 20 world quests done. I get those naturally as I pursue my
objectives and complete Emissary quests, so that was easy enough.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:29:17): I also got more marks of
honor along the way, buying some pvp weapons from old seasons,
including a staff that looks remarkably like a red double-bladed
lightsaber like Darth Maul used in the Star Wars: Phantom Menace movie.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:29:41): Finished my pet charm
collection, and got the remaining pets from the Dalaran vendor!
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:30:25): A River Calf, and a
floating jelly fish called Plump Jelly. Rather cute. So no need to
gather more charms, and it's just waiting for more pet masters for
Family Familiar. Which has been veeeeery slow this week.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:31:15): Oh yes! More Noblegarden.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:31:59): In order to get the new pet
and all the cosmetic stuff which will also unlock into the holiday
section of the appearance collection in the next patch, I decided to
send in my demon hunter to Kharanos for the egg-hunt.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:32:46): She has by far the most
inventory space of my alts for those cosmetics until I can unlock them,
and frankly, it's funny to see a Demon Hunter transformed into a rabbit
double-jump, glide with little wings (making it look like a fat bat)
and fel rush along the ground.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:33:55): With the main druid I
continued Suramar, getting another objective done for Good Suramaritan,
balancing out the Arcan'dor tree and killing Xavius (again) in the
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:34:22): Currently working on
getting all the ley lines unlocked for the next part of the storyline,
it's rather fun to explore all the remote places where those are
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:35:35): Oh, also for Noblegarden,
got the Noblegarden Bunny too along with all the cosmetic stuff I
wanted, so that's another new pet. A purple rabbit, bit silly.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:36:20): And finally, old instance
appearances, I cleared out normal Shattered Halls and am currently
farming it on heroic difficulty once a day to get the one item I'm
missing on that difficulty, which is Kargath Bladefist's Bladefist.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:36:37): Very interesting looking
fist weapon, quite large.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:36:53): Also blade-y!
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:37:15): And that's my report for
Arien V (01:39:14): ((sidenote: that story gives me
the creeps .. but its damn well written :) ))
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:39:31): Dark Mirror?
Arien V (01:39:36): ayep
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:39:44): Not read it yet, but I did
save it on my drive ;) Not too big a fan of the Forsaken.
Arien V (01:40:18): neither me though i slowly get
used to my forsaken deathknight ^^
Arien V (02:24:38): Namarie people for now :)
VardaValar1 (02:24:50): Namarie :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:24:56): namarie!
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:49:03): And that's the last
Hearthstone class to 48 :) Onward to 49!
VardaValar1 (02:49:12): Grats :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:50:14): thanks!
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:50:56): 49 and 50 are the last
class card (2 of em), after that it's neutral to 60. So it's on the
horizon kinda ;)
Ar-Pharazon-V (04:08:08): Right, time to make and
send a transcript.
VardaValar1 (04:08:29): Thank you