June 11, 2017 Sunday Meeting
EST (UTC/GMT - 5)
AIM: Valar Guild Meetingplace
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Transcript work by Ar-Pharazon and Varda.
AIM: Arien, Ar-Pharazon, Eonwe, Varda (presiding)
Ar-Pharazon will not be able to stay as long as
usual next week; transcripting take notice. Enjoy your vacation, Phar!
Please help locate the elusive bug; find a problem and email Eonwe.
General gaming report by Eonwe and others.
Topic: Dragons, some types,
abilities such as flying or non-flying, Voice, relation to industry.
Flashgaming Reviews by
Personal gaming by Ar-Pharazon
(Times for Ar-Pharazon in the Netherlands. We appreciate how late he
stays up to handle this!)
Eonwe Valar (22:26:25): Heya all :}
Ar-Pharazon-V (22:26:36): Aiya!
Eonwe Valar (22:35:09): Anyone experienced any issues
with the Games Site, or the pages in general, during the week?
Arien V (22:53:37): aiya :)
Eonwe Valar (22:53:43): Heya :}
Ar-Pharazon-V (22:53:53): Aiya!
Arien V (22:58:02): nope i havent but i havent tried
out yet .. the games site that is
Ar-Pharazon-V (22:58:27): I'm afraid to say I don't
use it that much.
Ar-Pharazon-V (22:59:21): It's good that it's there,
but personally I get most of my relevant news from the actual blogsites
and being in Europe it's of limited use to find gaming friends :)
Eonwe Valar (22:59:33): Well if you have problems
accessing any pages on the Site, let me know. I made adjustments that
could affect the entire site and I'm trying to make sure I catch out
the outlier cases that may not display properly.
Ar-Pharazon-V (22:59:40): Ah.
Varda Valar (22:59:59): Aiya
Arien V (23:00:31): Aiya Varda
Eonwe Valar (23:00:43): And fair enough on the Games
Site Phar. If you have any suggestions on things you'd like to see on
the Games Site, they *are* welcome :} I want to make it something worth
Varda Valar (23:00:44): Aiya Arien :)
Eonwe Valar (23:00:48): Heya Varda :}
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:00:57): Aiya!
Varda Valar (23:01:00): Aiya Eonwe and Phar :)
Varda Valar (23:01:34): Kinda woozy, but Fangorn
makes fantastic scratch chicken soup. ;) Should be ok for the meeting.
Varda Valar (23:02:03): How's the Games Site coming,
and aye, we want it useful in Europe, USA, and anywhere we game. :)
Eonwe Valar (23:02:10): Tough to commiserate or smile
there: you're feeling bad but getting good food, hehe.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:02:12): hmm, chicken soup
Arien V (23:02:15): i hope you feel better after
Eonwe Valar (23:02:40): I'll go with what Arien said
Varda Valar (23:02:41): Happy to be able to eat
again. Yay! Feeling much better.
Varda Valar (23:03:21): Coming up with ways the Games
Site can be helpful in Europe?
Eonwe Valar (23:03:34): Web News Spoilers: Games Site
v9 is up, hehe.
Varda Valar (23:03:37): Seems like a lot should be
Varda Valar (23:03:42): hehe yay!
Varda Valar (23:04:10): I guess you're leaving LotRO
news to the general News page mainly?
Eonwe Valar (23:04:12): By "going with what Arien
said" I meant that her "i hope you feel better after eating" said it
Eonwe Valar (23:04:36): I would be more than happy to
post LotRO news on the Games Site, when I have it to post it.
Varda Valar (23:04:37): Got it. She is good with
Varda Valar (23:04:51): I try to post it to the News,
if that's any help
Varda Valar (23:05:09): Stuff like which box run is
going, which year on the scavenger quest?
Varda Valar (23:05:39): Box run/Featured instance
changes Mondays, scavenger quest Thursdays
Varda Valar (23:05:56): Should I email it?
Eonwe Valar (23:06:35): When I put the news up, I try
to draw it from the official site, and I haven't been able to find the
announcements on the Anniversary quests, so since I see no news
announcements anywhere I would expect them there, it tends to slip my
Eonwe Valar (23:06:53): E-mail would help, aye.
Varda Valar (23:07:24): Tends to be on the LotRO
Beacon, but may be tough to spot. Agreed, their news could use some
work. Helps when they put up stuff on the Laungcher, in my opinion.
Varda Valar (23:07:25): ok.
Varda Valar (23:07:34): *Launcher
Varda Valar (23:07:46): Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo!
Varda Valar (23:07:51): Membership:
Varda Valar (23:08:23): Please type Gandalf for the
Varda Valar (23:08:27): Gandalf
Arien V (23:08:31): Gandalf
Eonwe Valar (23:08:35): Gandalf
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:08:41): Gandalf
Varda Valar (23:08:51): Huzzah!
Varda Valar (23:09:01): Any membership news that
you'd like to share?
(23:09:27): Going on vacation on the
monday after next meeting! Just a few days, but I will need to leave
that meeting early :)
Varda Valar (23:09:31): Seeing Morwe pop in again now
and then, good to see any of the old gang coming in. [and Hamson and Dis!]
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:09:36): Gotta get up early the next
Varda Valar (23:09:51): Ok, no worries. Surprised you
could come at all in that case.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:09:54): Also, Fladrif seen online
Varda Valar (23:10:01): About an hour maybe? Less?
Varda Valar (23:10:12): Yay Flad!
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:10:14): 1-2 hours I suppose,
Arien V (23:10:24): I think he is going next week or
is it now?#
Arien V (23:10:30): phari?
Varda Valar (23:10:30): Next week
Varda Valar (23:10:40): One should be plenty
Varda Valar (23:10:54): Web:
Varda Valar (23:11:38): Sorry, nothing new up [for
the Tolkien Site].
Intended to do some yesterday but literally couldn't see straight, heh.
Hoping to do better this coming week.
Varda Valar (23:12:00): And of course you know the
wizardry that Eonwe is performing with the Games Site.
Varda Valar (23:12:20): We'd like to make sure it's
relevent for you. Let us know what you'd like to see there!
Arien V (23:12:26): I like the new look
Varda Valar (23:12:50): Handsome
Eonwe Valar (23:13:21): Glad to hear it :} I hope
everything, from the URLs to the menus, is more accessible and useful
Varda Valar (23:13:32): Easier to use
Varda Valar (23:13:45): Looks clear-cut
Varda Valar (23:13:58): If anyone has suggestions,
difficulties, please let Eonwe know.
Eonwe Valar (23:14:34): Some code adjustments I made
to get some of this done could affect the Site as a whole, so I've been
watching for errors all week.
Eonwe Valar (23:14:57): If you have a problem
accessing something you know should exist, please let me know so I can
take care of any outliers.
Varda Valar (23:15:24): Is it a problem that the
Tolkien and Community pages are in such a different scheme from the
Games and Forum? The original intention was weathered yellow paper easy
to read a lot of text on, and a Tolkienesque look, still needing work.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:15:37): (semi-busy a bit, gonna try
to catch my last 2 rares for fishing artifact)
Varda Valar (23:15:43): Contact info under Membership
and Contacts. :)
Varda Valar (23:15:47): Good luck!
Varda Valar (23:16:13): Gaming:
Varda Valar (23:16:18): Take it away, Eonwe!
Eonwe Valar (23:16:38): I know there's still at least
one bug somewhere in the Games Site, but I can't seem to reproduce it.
I've tried to make sure it would fail more gracefully, and hopefully
give me more info to work with in tracking it down, but if you do see a
problem trying to access something in the Games Site, please e-mail me
with what URL you were trying to access, and what problem you got.
Varda Valar (23:16:55): Ok, any idea which section?
Eonwe Valar (23:17:00): Nope, hehe.
Varda Valar (23:17:10): ouchie :)
Eonwe Valar (23:17:11): Would've had it fixed by now
Varda Valar (23:17:20): Thus the need for more eyes,
Varda Valar (23:17:53): Sauron passing by, says Hi!
He's headed out for a Pathfinder game.
Eonwe Valar (23:17:58): I know the problem, but not
the page, so if accessing the Games Site you get an error, or a File
Not Found page, let me know.
Varda Valar (23:18:01): Grats on his new job too.
Eonwe Valar (23:18:04): Heya to Sauron :}
Varda Valar (23:18:07): ok
Eonwe Valar (23:18:59): Other than that, enjoy the
updated Games Site, and if there's something you want to see on the
Games Site, I'm open to suggestions :}
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:19:26): yay, got em :D
Eonwe Valar (23:19:34): For a list of changes:
Varda Valar (23:19:39): Woot, Phar!
Eonwe Valar (23:19:54): Congrats Phar :}
Eonwe Valar (23:20:27): As for Gaming ----
Eonwe Valar (23:20:38): World of Warcraft:
Varda Valar (23:20:38): Ahh, Games Site is set up for
the new crit items. I should get on that for you.
Eonwe Valar (23:21:17): Updates appreciated :}
Eonwe Valar (23:21:33): Patch
7.2.5 goes live this week. Check out the patch notes.
Eonwe Valar (23:21:45): See
what else is going on This month in WoW.
Eonwe Valar (23:21:56): Class
mount quests became available this week. Check out the blog Class Mounts: Take Pride In Every Step.
Tomb of Sargeras raid schedule is posted. Get ready
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:22:03): Thanks, now just a short
questline away from artifact, but that can be done more casually.
Eonwe Valar (23:22:34): You
can now watch the Q&A Video on Demand.
Eonwe Valar (23:22:48): Check
out the latest hotfixes.
Eonwe Valar (23:23:04): Diablo 3:
Eonwe Valar (23:23:24): Season
10 ends soon, so if you haven't completed what you're
trying to accomplish, it's crunch time!
Eonwe Valar (23:23:46): Updates
were made to the Necromancer beta patch notes.
Eonwe Valar (23:24:08): Heroes of the Storm:
Eonwe Valar (23:24:24): The
PTR is up! Check out the PTR patch notes.
Eonwe Valar (23:24:39): A
new event is starting June 13th: Malthael's Bargain. Play 15 games with a friend and
get rewards for Diablo 3 and Heroes of the Storm.
Eonwe Valar (23:26:11): Bonus News: Looks like E3
should be this week.
Eonwe Valar (23:26:42): That's it for news I'm privy
Varda Valar (23:27:09): Feel free to check out the
general News page for more info. :)
Varda Valar (23:27:12): LotRO:
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:27:25): Btw, that Malthael's
Bargain needs to be done with Diablo franchise heroes.
Eonwe Valar (23:27:44): Aye.
Varda Valar (23:27:58): The Featured Instance/aka Box
Run for this week until Monday is
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:27:59): So good luck being able to
do those and still do your quests for other franchises ;)
Varda Valar (23:28:01): 6-man Glinghant [Box run]
Varda Valar (23:28:40): From this last Thursday to
the coming Thursday, the box run is Year 9, following Gandalf's trail.
Varda Valar (23:29:16): This past Tuesday we had a
very welcome update to LotRO correcting the difficulty level for some
high level dungeons.
Varda Valar (23:29:52): They were working on Mordor
in the background and accidentally upped the level of the bad guys to
something insane, heh. Fixed now, we hope.
Varda Valar (23:30:17): That's my LotRO news. Any
other gaming news?
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:30:19): Ah, always fun to get mobs
at the level for the not-yet-published expansion.
(23:30:24) Elladan left this group chat.
Eonwe Valar (23:30:24): Sauron asserting his
Varda Valar (23:30:36): Sure looked like it!
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:30:41): I remember when they put in
high level mobs in Deadwind Pass before Burning Crusade was out.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:30:57): Sure, the materials they
dropped were good, but it was a challenge to fight them ;)
Eonwe Valar (23:32:09): hehe
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:32:44): Gosh, that must've been...
11 years ago?
Eonwe Valar (23:32:56): Roundabouts.
Arien V (23:33:52): meh i am getting old .. and a
Varda Valar (23:34:22): Just leveling up. :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:34:23): It was a third of my life
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:34:29): A third!
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:34:44): I've played WoW for over a
third of my life!
Arien V (23:35:11): Really have you got no life, Phar
Varda Valar (23:35:21): Got the report on who showed
in the LotRO kin this past
week. Special note that Hamson, Dis, and
Morwe were on.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:35:22): Not really, no, but I like
it that way :)
Arien V (23:35:23): ;)
Varda Valar (23:35:24):
Varda Valar (23:35:38): We can game and have a real
life too. :)
Varda Valar (23:35:46): Takes some management is all.
Arien V (23:35:48): Indeed *cough*
Varda Valar (23:36:01): Sometimes a lot of management.
Varda Valar (23:36:34): StarCraft 2: Fangorn, Eowyn,
and Faramir. :)
Varda Valar (23:36:49): StarCraft/BroodWar: Fangorn
Varda Valar (23:37:45): Also cut thumb, taped for
stitches, glad not a major typing finger, but slows down a little.
Varda Valar (23:38:09): So pardon the slow typing
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:38:26): ouch
Varda Valar (23:38:39): Real life sneaks in, heh
Varda Valar (23:38:50): Any other folks seen? Helm?
Eonwe Valar (23:39:15): Bofur and Arien in WoW Lothar.
Varda Valar (23:39:19): Nice :)
Arien V (23:39:20): Helm logging in and out .. he is
Varda Valar (23:39:35): Good that he could pop in.
Arien V (23:39:42): aye :)
Varda Valar (23:39:42): Any sign of Glorfindel?
Eonwe Valar (23:40:02): Nay.
Varda Valar (23:40:15): okies
Varda Valar (23:40:28): Bregalad just came online in
Eonwe Valar (23:40:32): Haven't seen him since before
Varda Valar (23:40:47): Hope he's ok.
Arien V (23:41:02): hi Bregalad :)
Varda Valar (23:41:39): Passed the hi along. :)
Varda Valar (23:41:51): Any other business,
Varda Valar (23:42:22): Does anyone have a Tolkien
chat suggestion, or would like to pull up a Moment?
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:42:23): Just like to mention that
I've read through Giles of Ham
a bit, fun story :)
Varda Valar (23:42:31): Oh good!
Eonwe Valar (23:42:39): Geen a while since I read
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:42:40): Not in great detail yet
though, just a few sections to leaf through, so I'm not suggesting it
for a topic as such.
Eonwe Valar (23:42:43): Been even
Varda Valar (23:42:45): Now you know who Chrysopholax
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:42:48): I do!
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:43:37): Sure seems a bit different
from the likes of Glaurung and Smaug :)
Varda Valar (23:44:21): Different story style
Varda Valar (23:44:24): [Kinship] Bregaladdyboy: aiya
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:44:35): Aiya Bregalad!
Varda Valar (23:44:38): [Kinship] Bregaladdyboy: just
finished re-queening a beehive... sitting in front of a fan cooling off
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:44:56): Hmm. Beekeeper suits always
seem so very warm.
Varda Valar (23:45:03): Tolkien:
Varda Valar (23:45:09): Dragons!
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:45:12): Hah!
Varda Valar (23:45:39): Tolkien gives us dragons of
several sorts, might even include drakes. Fell-beasts are a question.
Varda Valar (23:46:00): Probably not dragons, but
maybe a little dragon genetics mixed in for size?
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:46:15): Sure, Morgoth and Sauron
were good at that sort of thing.
Varda Valar (23:46:50): Morgoth wanted this or that,
but could not create life.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:46:52): As was Saruman, for that
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:47:07): He could change and corrupt
and enhance though.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:47:15): Take a dragon, stick some
wings on it.
Varda Valar (23:47:36): Sauron figured out breeding,
changing one form into another by torment (surgery?) and sorcery
perhaps, and certainly breeding.
Varda Valar (23:47:51): Aye, Saruman did some of that
too, making Uruk-hai
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:48:14): Take a beast, put wings on
it, breed it, suddenly generations of felbeasts. If only genetics was
Varda Valar (23:48:16): Sauron worked up trolls that
could handle the light, not turn to stone
Varda Valar (23:48:51): They may have had some of
Ancalagon's young to work with, cross with other creatures?
Varda Valar (23:49:12): The minions of Morgoth lost
the power of flight.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:49:27): *cue Balrog discussion*
Varda Valar (23:49:29): But they could well have had
vesitigial wings, or non-working types,
Varda Valar (23:49:31): heh
Varda Valar (23:49:47): Could have crossed some of
those with normal creatures to bring back flight?
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:49:58): Sure. Or bred them back up
Varda Valar (23:50:47): If they were forced into
non-flight by being minions of Morgoth, maybe not. Could explain why
the flying creatures seemed to be only beasts, like the fell-beasts.
Varda Valar (23:51:12): Manwe and Varda and their
folk that could fly retained it
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:51:21): Smaug and other dragons
Varda Valar (23:51:23): No walking eagles
Varda Valar (23:52:25): Dragons that lost their
flight or the majority that never had it might have become lesser over
time, giving us drakes. Or the fire and cold drakes were earlier
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:52:49): We know the earlier dragons
Varda Valar (23:53:02): Right
Arien V (23:53:10): uhm .. maybe .. hmmm raptor like
beasts that were crossed with dragons?
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:53:10): I'd guess they might have
found Gondolin a bit earlier if they did...
Varda Valar (23:53:22): The very earliest dragon
concept by JRRT was mechanical. Later he had them be organic.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:53:37): Oh yes, I remember the
mechanical dragons. Seemed a bit sci-fi though :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:53:42): Steampunk, maybe.
Varda Valar (23:53:51): It's a good question. Some
remnant of the ancient life
Varda Valar (23:54:19): Right. The mechanical dragons
carried lots of orcs inside with balrogs riding outside.
Eonwe Valar (23:54:22): "magitech"
Eonwe Valar (23:54:26): maybe
Varda Valar (23:54:26): They attacke Gondolin
Varda Valar (23:54:31): heh, could be.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:54:40): Sounds about right :)
Arien V (23:54:56): Tolkiensque troyan horse :)
Varda Valar (23:55:01): That was during the idea of
having lots of balrogs, apparently not so strong as the later idea of
Varda Valar (23:55:14): Aye. :)
Varda Valar (23:56:10): At one time, Glaurung was
form of Sauron. Later he was a dragon, still of great power with Voice.
Varda Valar (23:56:49): The idea of Voice is found
here and there in the stories. I suspect Morgoth had it and passed it
on to some of his minions, such as Sauron, Glaurung?
Varda Valar (23:57:18): Smaug may have had a little?
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:57:47): So where'd Saruman get it?
Varda Valar (23:58:31): That's a good question. Was
it something carrying over from being a Maia? Perhaps Sauron had his
own from also being a Maia?
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:58:51): Weren't they both
originally Maia of Aule?
Varda Valar (23:58:58): Or did Sauron pass it on to
Saruman as part of the package for joining?
Varda Valar (23:59:05): Sauron and Saruman, aye.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:59:07): Maybe they had to have good
voices to get over all his smithying ;)
Eonwe Valar (23:59:21): Saruman was convincing before
he joined Sauron.
Varda Valar (23:59:28): JRRT was not fond of
industrial stuff, shows that way.
Varda Valar (23:59:32): heh
Varda Valar (23:59:43): What Eonwe said.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Varda Valar (00:00:33): So we see evil mechanical
dragons, evil industry around Orthanc, evil black powder blasting
Helm's Deep's wall
Varda Valar (00:00:59): Evil industry tearing up the
Shire, or cutting down Fangorn Forest
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:01:18): Grond, the big battering
ram, was a fine example of dark engineering as well.
Varda Valar (00:01:19): That might be why the bad
Maiar tended to be from Aule
Varda Valar (00:01:24): True
Eonwe Valar (00:01:51): And yet we also se amazing
architectural marvels on the side of good as well, like Orthanc, Minas
Tirith. Amon Hen and Amon Lhaw.
Eonwe Valar (00:01:55): *also see
Varda Valar (00:01:55): Or what was it, ballistas or
catapults, used to throw heads into Gondor.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:02:09): Trebuchets in the movie.
Not sure about the book.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:02:26): No, wait. Minas Tirith had
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:02:28): Eh, I forgot.
Varda Valar (00:02:39): True. The great buildings
seemed ok with JRRT. Maybe due to a love of the universities and
Varda Valar (00:02:59): Main thing is the idea.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:03:22): Rivendell was like that too.
Varda Valar (00:03:27): True.
Varda Valar (00:03:58): A peaceful home-like
atmosphere for scholars
Eonwe Valar (00:04:30): I think a good description is
when Fangorn is talking to Merry and Pippin. What made him really mad
was that Saruman wasn't even going through the pretense of using the
trees he was chopping down any more.
Varda Valar (00:05:00): Aye. That's showing the exact
border. Well put.
Eonwe Valar (00:05:13): He just left them lying
there. He was being small and mean.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:05:31): And a bit odd, considering
he really needed the firewood.
Varda Valar (00:05:32): About time to let Eonwe go to
work. Our herald has to lead out the forces of Manwe.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:05:40): Ah, good luck?
Varda Valar (00:05:56): Orcs may be sloppier than
Saruman, but he allowed it.
Eonwe Valar (00:06:06): Aye, the wood could've been
put to use, like I don't know, building a bulwark to slow down an army
of invading ents? Lol.
Varda Valar (00:06:23): Aye!
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:06:32): Devious. Using timber to
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:06:41): It's like stopping humans
with a wall of flesh.
Varda Valar (00:06:49): He must really not have
expected them to come. Wouldn't have in any good time without a pair of
Varda Valar (00:07:12): eww. and it was done, rather
like sandbags. I'm sure JRRT saw such things in the Great War.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:07:34): I suppose they can make
good shields if you're under fire?
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:08:19): Depending on the
projectile... but this does seem to be a rather inappropriate tangent.
Eonwe Valar (00:09:53): Not a happy one certainly.
Varda Valar (00:10:28): Not intending to go into
Eonwe Valar (00:10:57): But aye, I'm sure Tolkien saw
some horrendous things in WWI.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:11:30): War. War never changes.
Varda Valar (00:12:16): That's one of the things that
makes the LotR and H timeless
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:12:34): Very true.
Varda Valar (00:12:39): Many things about human
behavior remain the same. Including nobiility, courage under great
Varda Valar (00:12:49): Fighting for your felllows
Eonwe Valar (00:13:13): Aye.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:13:47): I hope never to see it.
Varda Valar (00:13:58): Where there is great evil,
great good rises up against it.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:14:01): As respectless as that
Varda Valar (00:14:01): May you not.
Varda Valar (00:14:12): No one wants to be in it.
Varda Valar (00:14:25): We do what we have to, and
may you never have to.
Eonwe Valar (00:14:25): "So do all who live to see
such times..." as Gandalf once said.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:14:31): So true.
Varda Valar (00:14:36): Thanks, that's the quote I
was looking for. :)
Varda Valar (00:15:03): *picks up a hammer from the
Varda Valar (00:15:41): *it blows a trumpet note as
it strikes the hammerpad, causing a ringing all the way to the far
mountains by the Teleri*
Varda Valar (00:15:55): *it marches back to the shelf*
Varda Valar (00:15:59): After-meeting!
Varda Valar (00:16:02): Free chat. :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:16:09): *cave collapses on top of
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:16:18): Honestly..
Varda Valar (00:16:29): *you are unhurt by the power
of the prison itself*
Varda Valar (00:16:37): *the cave reforms*
Varda Valar (00:16:41): *polished*
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:16:51): *nods* that's better
Varda Valar (00:16:52): It was getting messy in
there. All those humans.
Eonwe Valar (00:17:35): Well i fyou wanted it to be
clean and comfortable, you would've trapped Hobbits in there instead :}
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:18:08): hehe
Arien V (00:19:53): *shines in with soft golden light
into the cave*
Varda Valar (00:20:12): *reflectiions in a gilded
Eonwe Valar (00:20:29): It's harder to get Hobbits to
build ships and sail west though, hehe. The three we convinced had to
book passage on someone else's ship.
Arien V (00:20:54): happened to be an Elven one :)
Varda Valar (00:21:09): Most aren't much for anything
past rowboats. :)
Eonwe Valar (00:21:12): And then somehowwe got a
Dwarf in the deal. I still don't know who negotiated that :}
Varda Valar (00:21:39): Wanting to see Galadriel
again probably cinched it. :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:21:55): I can imagine a race that
doesn't even like to swim, having trouble making large ships for a sea
Eonwe Valar (00:22:42): Ok, I should call it there :}
Take care all, good night, sleep well, and have fun :}
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:22:55): namarie!
Arien V (00:23:03): Take care and have a good shift!
Varda Valar (00:23:09): Namarie!
Arien V (01:16:10): Namarie all :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:16:13): Namarie!
Varda Valar (01:16:18): Namarie!
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:16:35): Trying to find some
flashgames for my report, but some of them don't appear to be working
well right now, or maybe the browser's to blame..
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:18:15): Ah well, I'll throw in an
older one as well, no guarantee I've not linked it before, but still.
Varda Valar (01:18:38): some might show up on the
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:18:56): Would I need to search per
month or something?
Varda Valar (01:19:24): More recently they are on the
general news by year, but only recently
Varda Valar (01:19:38): Before they were just in
meetings, too hard to search for what you're doing
Varda Valar (01:19:42): Repeats don't hurt. :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:27:16): Right, gaming report!
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:28:21): Flashgaming:
is the first. Seems the same
as something I've played before, but maybe the same mechanic or
different levels :) Choose a color, click on a group of particles of a
color to change it, and try to get the entire board the same color with
limited moves. Mostly simple enough, but some can be tricky.
is the second
game, an upgrade game where you're a tiny tank or turret or whatever,
shooting incoming waves for xp and using those to upgrade yourself as
you go. With enough skill and the right upgrades, not too bad, and
several options of difficulty as well. Might have linked it in the
past, because I'd already cleared it when it was the badge for a day in
the past week, but here you go anyway!
is the third, and I think
I've not linked it before :) You play a boy mounted on a monster with a
big tongue, with which you grapple along clouds and asteroids to reach
different planets and finishing the puzzles and assignments on them.
Good, funny art, too :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:34:03): And nice music.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:34:14): Now I'll wait a bit with
blizzard gaming until I'm done in Heroes of the Storm :)
Varda Valar (01:38:18): Nice music always a plus.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:44:34): Definitely :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:00:19): I can start on blizzard
gaming as I go, even though typing will be slow ;)
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:13:43): Heroes of the Storm: Level
198 now. Few new skins, very nice.
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:14:28): We've been working on
Cho'gall a bit this week, the 2-player hero, which requires a friend,
and is therefore quite slow to level up, even though it still comes
with portraits at level 15.
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:15:03): Got Gall to 5, so that's a
nice milestone. Difficult, though, because we both need to have quests
that allow for it :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:15:57): Brawl this week is the
punisher arena, with a choice of 3 random heroes constantly brawling
with each other and each other's Punisher, in order to stack points.
Need 2 rounds won to win the game.
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:16:05): Not really one of my
favorites, but it can be quick.
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:16:56): Diablo 3: Got my season
crusader to 70, and finished chapters 2 and 3 of the season. Chapter
4's going to be tough, though. I've only got a week or so to get
through it, since the season ends at the end of my vacation.
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:17:08): So that's going to be a
priority for this week.
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:17:50): Hearthstone: This week's
brawl was a hallucination brawl, where you get a lot of your opponent's
class cards randomly. Some luck and improvisation needed :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:19:06): Got my first class to level
49, the warrior. Most classes are close to leveling, but one or two are
still annoyingly behind. I hope I get quests for them soon.
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:19:52): Looking at current quests,
they all involve warrior...
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:20:38): Been opening more classic
packs, bunch of new ones I didn't know I was missing, including the
long-awaited second Storm for shaman ;) Also a new fancy legendary,
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:22:50): WoW:
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:31:04): Not much raiding news,
other than that we're currently in our last week in the Nighthold;
we've got a raidbreak coming up for a week and then Tomb of Sargeras
launches (right when I'm on vacation).
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:32:07): A couple more pet master
world quests, and a few marks (though it's been slow again this week).
This week's weekly quest is, indeed, 20 world quests, so got those
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:33:22): Few more recipes complete
from Nomi. Done with silver mackerels, and one recipe for gamy ribs,
though that one has another to get as well, so I'm not farming em for
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:35:03): Ah yes, I think it was this
week.. I got my last toy reward from the withered training scenario, so
I can stop doing that. Bit of a relief, the last one took quite a long
time to get.
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:35:39): Bit of Suramar questing
done, finishing the Moonguard arc and started on Tel'anor. Still slow
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:36:50): And I finished catching all
the rare fish from Legion earlier this meeting! The next step will be
fishing up a pearl from any random pool in the Broken Isles, then a
short questline and scenario, and then I'll have my artifact fishing
Varda Valar (02:54:18): yay fishing poles :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (03:24:07): But there's no rush for
that. The point of all this was so that when the time comes to switch
to mass-fishing to get more recipes from Nomi, I'd be able to make use
of any rare fish I got to upgrade the artifact, rather than needing
specific ones, and I figure that when I start that, the pearl will come
Ar-Pharazon-V (03:24:15): So it'll be a while still
before I continue that.
Ar-Pharazon-V (03:25:06): Let's see, Artifact
Knowledge maxed out, need 2 more traits before Concordance on my feral
artifact, with 2 more needed on my guardian artifact...
Ar-Pharazon-V (03:25:13): Finally, appearances.
Ar-Pharazon-V (03:25:41): Finished heroic and normal
Botanica, and started heroic Arcatraz.
Ar-Pharazon-V (03:26:36): I've only got 2 more 5-man
instances left in the Burning Crusade expansion, Arcatraz and Black
Morass, and since both are also in the Timewalking rotation, I've
already got a head start when it comes to appearances. So I only need 3
more in Arcatraz. I hope I can get it during next week :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (03:26:54): After those 2 are done,
I'll start going through the raids, that should be interesting.
Ar-Pharazon-V (03:27:33): And that's my report for
Varda Valar (03:27:45): Thanks, Phar
Varda Valar (04:13:12): Namarie
Ar-Pharazon-V (04:13:20): namarie!
Ar-Pharazon-V (04:13:48): Gonna keep the transcript
for tomorrow again. I'm liking that arrangement, though obviously it
won't work out next week. But it means I don't have to hurry with it
before bed :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (04:14:12): So namarie folks!