November 5, 2017 Sunday Meeting
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Transcript work by Ar-Pharazon and Varda.
Arien, Ar-Pharazon, Eonwe (presiding)
Varda is out of state.
Tolkien Site / Poetry
General gaming report by Eonwe
RP story on our forum.
Topic: Name 3
spider-creatures in Ea.
WoW extra newsbit
Flashgaming Reviews by
(times for Ar-Pharazon in the Netherlands)
Ar-Pharazon-V (18:30:49): "Starting bag will increase
in size if you have an authenticator attached to your account" Odd
Ar-Pharazon-V (18:31:08): Also, evening all, I guess
I'll start transcript here.
Ar-Pharazon-V (18:32:02): "Players get 6 new
character slots per realm." Hmm... might make that worgen druid after
Arien V (22:43:17): Aiya :)#
Ar-Pharazon-V (22:44:03): Aiya!
Arien V (22:49:14): How are you Phari :)?
Ar-Pharazon-V (22:49:22): Good, just WoWing a bit
Eonwe Valar (23:02:13): Heya :}
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:02:34): Aiya!
Arien V (23:02:41): heya Eonwe :) Aiya even
Eonwe Valar (23:03:06): We'll begin the meeting in
just a moment.
Eonwe Valar (23:03:43): Arien, you've already got
Eonwe Valar (23:06:07): I suppose I need to get
working on getting it for moments like this where Varda will miss the
meeting between now and AIM going, but if you have it and you could
check the meeting channel there for me, I'd appreciate it.
Arien V (23:07:17): aye i ve got Discrod
Arien V (23:07:37): okay will check it
Eonwe Valar (23:07:43): Thanks.
Eonwe Valar (23:10:23): Ok, let's begin.
Eonwe Valar (23:10:37): Elen Sila Lumenn Omentielvo!
Eonwe Valar (23:11:01): Membership:
Eonwe Valar (23:11:35): Arien, Eonwë, and
Pharazon are here. Any other Lurkers here are welcome to say heya and
let us know you're at the meeting :}
Eonwe Valar (23:12:24): Varda is out of town for this
week at least, and may be out of town next week too.
Eonwe Valar (23:13:17): She's visiting Eowyn and
Eonwe Valar (23:14:02): Happy birthday to Varda,
whose birthday is this coming week :}
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:14:08): Happy birthday1
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:14:09): !
Valar Guild Meetingplace (23:14:10): Unrecognized
command. Use "!help" (no quotes) for a list of valid commands.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:14:37): ..are you seeing that
exclamation mark? Because the chatroom's giving me an error :P
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:14:53): If not, *!
Eonwe Valar (23:14:54): I'm showing a number 1 rather
than an exclamation point.
Eonwe Valar (23:15:11): :}
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:15:12): Yes, I followed it up with
one for a correction. Guess that didn't carry through.
Eonwe Valar (23:15:34): Anyone in the meeting channel
in Discord, Arien?
Arien V (23:17:34): i dont think so but i am copying
whats being said in here to Discord
Eonwe Valar (23:17:45): Thanks :}
Eonwe Valar (23:18:43): Web:
Eonwe Valar (23:18:54): From Varda on the News page:
Eonwe Valar (23:19:04): Tolkien Site / Poetry: "Black
Sword" by Xiuqi-(T)
Eonwe Valar (23:19:30): Gaming:
Eonwe Valar (23:19:50): World of Warcraft:
Eonwe Valar (23:20:42): With Blizzcon going, we got
some interesting announcements.
First is the next expansion: Battle
For Azeroth. The story focuses once again on the Alliance/Horde
conflict, brings in new allied races to each side, and takes us to Kul
Tiras and Zandalar. Get more info in the Warcraft
at Blizzcon blog and check out the Day
1 and Day
It's November, so see what's going on This
Month in WoW.
This week's bonus event: World Quests.
Eonwe Valar (23:21:18): Diablo 3:
Eonwe Valar (23:21:29): Season 12 is coming, so get a
Eonwe Valar (23:21:41): Starcraft 2:
Eonwe Valar (23:22:04): Also announced at Blizzcon is
that Starcraft 2 goes Free to Play on November 14th. Read here for
the details, then check out what else is coming.
Eonwe Valar (23:23:16): Pretty sure last I checked I
had more than the three heroes their saying will be completely free,
and I didn't buy any of them, so I'm still unsure what they're doing to
make sure guys like me have full access to the ones we should already
have based on buying the games.
Eonwe Valar (23:23:28): *Co-op commanders, to be
Eonwe Valar (23:23:59): Hearthstone:
Eonwe Valar (23:24:18): The next Hearthstone
expansion was announced as well: Kobolds
Eonwe Valar (23:24:33): Overwatch:
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:24:35): Candles everywhere!
Eonwe Valar (23:24:47): hehehe
Eonwe Valar (23:25:14): Among the things announced at
Blizzcon is a new map, Blizzard World,
and a new hero, Moira.
The PTR is
Season 7 of
Competitive Play has begun.
A new animated short is out: "Honor and Glory".
Eonwe Valar (23:25:33): Heroes of the Storm:
Eonwe Valar (23:26:06): There was a balance
patch this week.
There's no official links up on Blizzard's official Heroes of the Storm
site, but they did announce two new heroes:
Hanzo from Overwatch and Alexstrasza from Warcraft.
If you're interested, you can get more info on what was discussed for
Heroes of the Storm, and for all the other Blizzcon stuff, at MMO-Champion. They've
got a pretty good rundown on everything.
Eonwe Valar (23:26:24): Lord of the Rings Online:
Eonwe Valar (23:26:37): An interview with composer
Chance Thomas happened
this past Thursday. [Note: music samples
Eonwe Valar (23:26:48): From Varda on the News:
Eonwe Valar (23:26:51): Gaming / LotRO:
Hobnangians has begun.
Beacon Issue #33 is out.
Eonwe Valar (23:27:29): Any other gaming news?
Eonwe Valar (23:27:50): Now's a good time for Tolkien
Topics if either of you have one you want to discuss.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:28:05): Well, nothing that probably
can't be found in those blizzcon blogs, though I've been reading
Eonwe Valar (23:28:13): Otherwise I might just throw
the RP out for discussion since it's just we three.
Eonwe Valar (23:29:21): In 3 sentences or less,
anything from Blizzcon either of you two are particularly excited
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:30:42): Hmmm.... well, I was going
to mention Hearthstone dungeon run and classic WoW servers but I'm not
that excited about either, just thought they needed mentioning...
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:31:05): I could say the new allied
races, with the new serverslots and fresh backpack ;)
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:31:46): And yay, Jaina's back!
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:31:51): (that's 3, right?)
Eonwe Valar (23:31:59): Yes :}
Eonwe Valar (23:32:28): I thought that was Jaina's
mother to be honest.
Eonwe Valar (23:32:33): *Spoiler*
Eonwe Valar (23:32:34): --
Eonwe Valar (23:32:35): --
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:32:51): Jaina's mother also had a
picture in the presentation, but it's Jaina herself in the features
Eonwe Valar (23:32:52): She's supposed to be running
one of the places in Kul TIras as I recall
Eonwe Valar (23:32:59): Ah, ok.
Eonwe Valar (23:33:18): I missed her in the features
video, was going by the image on the official site.
Eonwe Valar (23:33:27): --
Eonwe Valar (23:33:27): --
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:33:50): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsZ9xkVQ_Vs
1:55 or so
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:34:15): She looks a bit aged and
tired, but that was about time.
Eonwe Valar (23:34:17): OK, guess that is her.
Eonwe Valar (23:35:08): About the only thing I can
say I'm "looking forward to" is the extra space in the main bag. I'm
not sure about the expansion yet.
Arien V (23:35:26): I was fascinated about the
atmosphere in the rooms and the way the panelists spoke with each other
Arien V (23:36:11): Blizzard seems to be a community
of friends working together .. must be a cool place to work :)
Eonwe Valar (23:36:31): I would hope so :}
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:36:35): To be a fly on that wall,
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:37:05): I wonder if they need
someone who's okay with archives ;)
Eonwe Valar (23:37:09): :}
Eonwe Valar (23:37:37): https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:37:54): hehe
Eonwe Valar (23:37:59): Not that I'm plugging them or
anything, but if you're looking... :}
Eonwe Valar (23:38:28): Looks like they're looking
for people in lots of positions :}
Eonwe Valar (23:39:14): Ok, if that's it for
Eonwe Valar (23:39:35): Tolkien:
Eonwe Valar (23:39:45): Any comments on the RP?
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:40:01): I should probably post
there, but I'm a bit lost on what.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:40:12): But that's nothing new.
Eonwe Valar (23:40:28): My last post was just to set
the stage, get everyone in the same room.
Eonwe Valar (23:40:42): So it doesn't have to be
anything too heavy.
Eonwe Valar (23:41:09): I'm still fine-tuning my next
post a little.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:41:34): I'll give it a shot during
the next week then.
Eonwe Valar (23:42:01): Cool.
Eonwe Valar (23:44:12): Anything else about the RP?
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:45:39): Do we have plans for the
immediate future? What are we hoping to reach in this meeting room?
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:45:50): Elrond's, that is, not this
Eonwe Valar (23:46:23): The impetus to get out of
Eonwe Valar (23:47:15): My next post will lay out
Auros' discoveries and set up for the goal of Angmar.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:47:49): I'll restrict mine to a
vague greeting then :)
Eonwe Valar (23:48:57): That's fine. Elrond just
kinda motioned for everyone to quietly sit down anyway :}
Eonwe Valar (23:49:27): Let me see how I wrote that..
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:49:33): Calion:
He sat down.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:49:34): End post.
Eonwe Valar (23:49:49):
"When the summoned parties arrived, he motioned for them to hold their
peace, then rising to take his original seat at the head of the table,
one surrounded by papers and books, motioned for them to likewise take
Eonwe Valar (23:49:58): Hehe, beautiful :}
Eonwe Valar (23:51:58): You can elaborate a little
more if you wanted, but that would pretty much be the bare minimum post
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:52:05): Yep :)
Arien V (23:53:34): I ve got Frali there i think
Eonwe Valar (23:53:43): Aye.
Eonwe Valar (23:56:11): If there's nothing else about
the RP, anything from Tolkien in general?
Arien V (23:58:02): hmmm nothing that springs to mind
Eonwe Valar (23:58:52): Ok,
here's one: Name 3 spider-creatures in Ea.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:59:40): Ungoliant, Shelob annnnd..
Arien V (23:59:41): Ungoliant. Shelob
Monday, November 6, 2017
Eonwe Valar (00:00:06): Phar's answer works :}
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:00:08): Though that third one was
just a nickname or insult, I think.
Arien V (00:00:26): hmm the mirkwood spiders didnt
have names eh?
Arien V (00:00:43): not even that *boss type* one
Eonwe Valar (00:00:44): None we knew. We only knew
what Bilbo decided to call them.
Eonwe Valar (00:01:24): My memory is hazy on Tolkien
discussing those names, but I *think* I remember something about the
names Bilbo being used being old nicknames for spiders?
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:02:45): Sounds about right, older
Eonwe Valar (00:02:48): On the spider genus
Attercopus from WIkipedia:
Its name is taken from the English dialect word attercop ("spider"),
which came from Old English attorcoppa ("poison-head"), from ator
("poison"), itself drawn from the Proto-Germanic *aitra- ("poisonous
ulcer") and kopp- ("head").
Eonwe Valar (00:03:43): Since modern German kopf =
"head" I can see the connection.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:04:37): yeah, "kop" is considered a
more impolite version of the Dutch word for "head".
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:04:48): Politer would be "hoofd"
Eonwe Valar (00:05:16): Interesting.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:05:47): "kop" is mostly used for
animals.. or in anger at someone ;)
Eonwe Valar (00:06:04): Ah, that would explain why it
would be considered impolite then :}
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:06:20): I think it's used that way
*because* it's considered impolite.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:06:30): Not sure how that developed.
Eonwe Valar (00:07:07): Would be an interesting story
I'm sure :}
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:07:23): Oh, one more WoW
newsbit, apparently the next raid'll come out on the 28th of november.
Eonwe Valar (00:07:41): About time :}
Eonwe Valar (00:08:09): Hopefully I'll get the last
piece I need to the current set LFR transmog by then.
Eonwe Valar (00:08:23): Just need the helm, but it
doesn't want to drop for me.
Eonwe Valar (00:09:06): Gonna have to start pusihing
harder for my challenge appearance for Ashbringer though.
Eonwe Valar (00:09:34): I think we've exhausted
Business and Tolkien, so I'll just go ahead and bang the gavel here :}
Eonwe Valar (00:09:38): *bangs gavel*
Eonwe Valar (00:09:47): Aftermeeting:
Eonwe Valar (00:10:31): I'm curious what the
community features are going to end up bringing, i.e. how it'll play
Eonwe Valar (00:11:06): The biggest disappointment is
the unavoidable fact that none of these features are cross-region.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:11:42): They'll be cross-realm
though, so it's a step in the right direction.
Arien V (00:11:47): ooof .. speed copy pasting has
come to an end :)
Eonwe Valar (00:11:56): :}
Eonwe Valar (00:12:07): Thanks for passing it on to
Discord Arien :}
Arien V (00:12:55): you are very welcome :)
Eonwe Valar (00:13:04): December 15th is the last day
for AIM. Did we want to try and have a send-off? Chat about stuff up
until the last minute or anything like that?
Arien V (00:13:21): That is up to you
Arien V (00:13:30): how long did aim serve us well?
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:13:41): Eh, might be problematic
when it comes to time... I know I'll be installing Discord early
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:13:56): Well. Longer than WoW I
Eonwe Valar (00:13:57): Let's see. We moved over here
before WoW, so probably about 14 or 15 years.
Eonwe Valar (00:14:52): Just if anyone wanted to sit
around on the 14th and say goodbye to AIM before they kick us off the
servers or anything like that, I thought I'd see if anyone is game :}
Arien V (00:15:08): Funnt :) i ve been at my work
place for 15 years :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:15:10): If I'm online, I'm in here,
that's all I can promise.
Arien V (00:15:23): Funnt even
Eonwe Valar (00:15:25): Fair enough :}
Arien V (00:15:38): yeah same here
Eonwe Valar (00:15:55): Work could cause me problems
as well, so wanted to gauge the interest.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:16:11): I don't know what time the
program's going down.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:16:32): Could be midnight US for
all I know ;)
Eonwe Valar (00:17:33): Ok, the announcement says
"until the morning of December 15th."
Eonwe Valar (00:17:46): So that could be midnight, or
it could be when they get to the office in the morning, heh.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:18:22): Perhaps :)
Eonwe Valar (00:18:42): I guess that makes it rather
impractical to try and plan anything.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:19:19): (diving into Hearthstone
right now to get the last 3 classes to 51, yay)
Eonwe Valar (00:19:37): Good luck :}
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:19:42): thanks :)
Arien V (00:20:45): good luck :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:20:48): Paladin and priest are on
the edge, so one game should be enough. Warlock might require a bit
longer game, or 2.
Eonwe Valar (00:21:08): :}
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:21:45): Or simply a win, since you
get bonus xp for that ;)
Eonwe Valar (00:21:46): I'm tempted to make a joke
about the new "social features" on battle.net by calling it "Blizzcord"
:} But to my point, it'd be nice if at least that much was
cross-region. I understand why it's not, since the app isn't even
cross-region, but it would be nice :}
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:21:51): Hah.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:23:34): Eheh, won, and he's *still*
not over the edge to the next level yet.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:23:40): Game too short.
Eonwe Valar (00:23:52): The cross-realm stuff might
be nice, if we have members scattered around and all are at least on
the same faction, we might be able to scrounge around into a group if
there are willing participants.
Eonwe Valar (00:24:03): That was indeed a quick game.
Eonwe Valar (00:24:57): I'm happy for al lthe peopel
who got their desired "Appear Offline" option :}
Eonwe Valar (00:25:04): *people
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:25:34): Too bad it's not
cross-faction or I might bring my troll moonkin into the fold as my
Eonwe Valar (00:26:26): I'm honestly ready for
cross-faction grouping at this point.
Eonwe Valar (00:27:10): I'm ready to be done with the
faction conflict, which is why I'm not sure about the story of the
Eonwe Valar (00:27:28): I don't see how they can
please both sides on this.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:27:37): Well, we do have dark
cults, old gods and Azshara to deal with eventually so hopefully
they'll switch focus halfway through.
Arien V (00:28:22): its a shame really .. would love
to to cross faction rp
Arien V (00:28:43): but with the new patch i guess
that would die anyway or get more interesting :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:28:45): I mean, the faction war in
Cataclysm didn't get very far either.
Arien V (00:29:29): but where we did have alliance
characters deal with our guild .. i . e. Horde we used skype as trick ^^
Eonwe Valar (00:29:32): If they're going to make it
the theme of the expansion, they might as well go all out for that
expansion, push to the edge of where it can go, *resolve* it such as it
can be resolved within the life of WoW (hopefully to the satisfaction
of both sides), and then build a "new world" from there.
Eonwe Valar (00:31:21): I feel like they dropped the
ball in that respect for Cataclysm. I hope this expansion can be the
culmination of the faction conflict story thread and really hit it out
of the park, then move on.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:32:19): Well, you can't wipe out a
faction. At most, the most conflicting agents within both factions.
(hint hint Sylvanas)
Eonwe Valar (00:33:16): Aye.
Eonwe Valar (00:33:39): I don't want either side
wiped out, of course, but I don't see how this can be satisfying for
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:34:23): We already know Anduin
won't die because of that one scene in a comic...
Eonwe Valar (00:34:31): Aye.
Arien V (00:36:47): which one?
Eonwe Valar (00:36:48): But Andiun isn't the problem
anyway, and really all of the Alliance leaders that have grievances
with the Horde have legitimate grievances. Geen lost his country and
son to the Forsaken, The Draenei lost their planet, Varian had lost his
father and his kingdom was burned down.
Eonwe Valar (00:36:59): Geen = Genn
Eonwe Valar (00:38:14): Draenei and Varian to the
Arien V (00:38:27): LLane .. named after Allan
Eonwe Valar (00:38:45): The connection makes sense :}
Arien V (00:38:55): :)
Eonwe Valar (00:39:02): But I thought that was "Alex"
Eonwe Valar (00:39:12): or is "Allan" a relative of
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:39:12): I can't even get his
Eonwe Valar (00:39:14): ?
Arien V (00:39:53): the director guy is Allan is he
Eonwe Valar (00:40:13): I know there's an Alex
Afrasiabi, don't know about Allan.
Eonwe Valar (00:41:45): On the Horde side, the only
two races that seem to really stir up trouble are the Orcs and the
Forsaken. Everyone else is just along for the very bumpy ride.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:42:01): I'm still a bit iffy on the
Eonwe Valar (00:42:42): Warlords of Draenor didn't
seem to do the Orcs any favors for evidence of a "peaceful existence"
prior to the demons coming along. The whole point of Draenor is that
they had to fight for their very survival.
Arien V (00:42:50): uh here is the link to the Battle
of Azeroth site btw
Arien V (00:42:55):
Eonwe Valar (00:43:05): Aye.
Eonwe Valar (00:43:48): Howso Phar?
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:44:16): Ehh, don't seem trustworthy
Eonwe Valar (00:46:09): :}
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:46:33): They did stir up some
trouble during Pandaria.
Eonwe Valar (00:46:40): Well, they mostly seem to get
along, at least until the next big bag takes their sunwell :}
Eonwe Valar (00:46:47): *big bad
Eonwe Valar (00:47:14): The Sunreavers and the Divine
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:47:25): That comes to mind, yes.
Eonwe Valar (00:48:01): Bah, my time to go has come.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:48:19): Aw.
Eonwe Valar (00:48:26): Always when the conversation
is interesting, hehe.
Arien V (00:48:39): Awww :(
Eonwe Valar (00:49:01): Take care and have fun :}
I'll pop back in later tonight if anyone happens to still be up :}
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:49:10): And that's all classes to
Eonwe Valar (00:49:16): Congrats Phar :}
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:49:19): Thanks :)
Arien V (00:49:30): :congrats :)
Arien V (00:49:36): take care Eonwe
Eonwe Valar (00:49:41): Good night both of you :}
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:49:43): namarie!
Arien V (00:50:27): the only one that really went a
bit gaga in the Blood Elfs was uh Prince Kael ' Thas Sunstrider
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:50:38): Ah yes :)
Arien V (00:50:40): that guy who tried to steal Jaina
Arien V (00:50:49): Arthas
Arien V (00:50:55): :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:50:58): He did have some artful
hats over the years...
Arien V (00:51:11): he did
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:51:33): Well, there's more to
Kael's story than that, in the novel I'm reading now he was also a
member of the council of six of Dalaran.
Arien V (00:52:44): its because Kael became
enthralled by one of the Lords of the Burning Legion i think .. he
tried to summon one or otrher Demons to Silvermoon with the help of the
sunwell which he didnt manage .. thanks to Lady Liadrin and her
followers but he did manage to destroy the sunwell
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:53:53): Yeah, he got corrupted by
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:53:56): *en.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:54:02): The one we killed at the
end of Tomb of Sargeras.
Arien V (00:54:18): ah yes of course .. i forgot the
name as usual :)
Arien V (00:54:31): brain is getting a bit sleepy
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:54:44): Read enough novels and
you'll have no choice but to either remember them or get hopelessly
Arien V (00:54:56): hehe indeed :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:55:07): Was reading in Tides of
Darkness today and saw a name for an orc dragonrider that rang a vague
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:55:39): And sure enough it turned
out to be the same orc dragonriding champion as the one in Day of the
Arien V (00:56:00): who was that?
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:56:09): Torgus.
Arien V (00:56:30): :) dont remember that but makes
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:56:47): Yep :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:58:14): Apparently that's the only
2 times he showed up, so I was pretty impressed with myself ;)
Arien V (00:58:41): :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:03:44): Right, gaming report!
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:04:21): Flashgaming:
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:07:26): http://www.onemorelevel.com/game/last_day_of_the_woods
for the first game! Very nice (atmospheric!) looking platformer where
you play a small spirit on a quest to find the small god of your
people. Might be more to it, but that's as far as I got right now ;)
Using orbs with abilities to puzzle your way across a level.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:17:23): http://www.kongregate.com/games/bontegames/boo
is the second game, basically akin to the Factory Ball series. You have
a certain amount of paint buckets and masks/filters, and you have to
use them in the right order to accomplish the desired result for each
level. Not many options this time, so it's not too bad :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:18:03): Oh, and the item you're
painting up is a pumpkin, because it's a Halloween game!
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:19:03): And for the third game, one
that I might have linked before, but came up for the badge of the day
this week, and I've always liked to the point where I even sought out
the complete version of it (this is a demo).
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:19:35): http://www.kongregate.com/games/Badim/musaic-box
explore rooms, solve puzzles, get music outlines for a special music
box and puzzle together the melodies :)
Arien V (01:20:00): sounds fun :) quite literally
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:21:33): Blizzard gaming!
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:22:14): Hearthstone: All classes to 51 now
;) getting the first neutral cards for most of them, most of them
useless, but there are a few staples when it comes to basic decks, like
the 6 mana ogre.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:22:33): *golden neutral cards, that
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:22:55): Onward to level 52, which
will give the second version of each of the 51 ones. After that, more
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:24:05): Brawl this week was an
oldy, but tough to make a deck for. All minions cost 1 mana and have
1/1 stats. So the trick is to use cards that buff each other's stats or
have other powerful effects.
Arien V (01:24:07): :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:25:01): Heroes of the Storm: Level 228 now!
All the Hallow's End questrewards got.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:26:30): This week's brawl was Pull
Party, first introduced as a summer theme but just silly fun, with 2
teams of 5x summer-dressed Stitches have to pull enemy opponents over
the pool with the Hook ability in order to get 20 kills before the
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:27:12): Diablo 3: Made a small visit there,
clearing out the mail from last season. New season should come up in a
week or so, so I want to be ready.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:27:18): WoW:
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:27:31): Well, let's see...
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:28:01): Got one new pet from the
old Cata-raids, a Zephyrian Prince. Nice unique model :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:28:11): Only need 5 or so more for
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:30:35): Continuing with the Tomb of
Sargeras heroic raiding, with more gear upgrades, including a 940
ilevel Titanforged feral BiS trinket from Kil'jaeden (through the bonus
seal). Very nice! Also another trinket from another boss which is
supposed to be very good but also requires moving around a bit to
optimize, and a new hat from Kil'jaeden, the last basic loot I want
from him, though I need to get a tier-chest before I can use it,
because of setpiece bonus.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:31:36): Hallow's End is over, did
not get any new hats, so closing off with 2 out of 4. I'm sure the
other 2 will come along in a future year. Or not. Luck, eh?
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:32:22): Followed by the Day of the
Dead holiday, with also 2 cosmetic items to permanently unlock, a
bouquet offhand and a mask. Luckily, those were both available simply
by paying a vendor ;)
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:33:44): Darkmoon Faire started
again, and so did the ticket hunt for the 1000-ticket zeppelin mount
for me. Ended up at 666 tickets today, interesting number :) Religious
connotations aside, it's pretty much 2/3rds of the way!
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:35:11): 1/4th of the way is the
Talon's Vengeance rep, after getting to honored and a few more marks
after that. Honored made a new item available that also allows me to
get marks in battlegrounds, with a 10 minute cooldown on the buff
instead of 15. Not bad, but it's tricky to get the killing blows
required. Being able to stealth helps.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:35:33): So I've poked a few
battlegrounds since getting it, and got 2 new marks from there too.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:36:10): Falcosaur questing
continuing, now at 10 out of 15 quests for the third. Will get that
mount next week if all goes well, and then I'll start on the fourth and
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:37:47): Started the Chromie
scenario thing! Unlocked all the shrine-bosses and the 4 portals,
though I've not poked the portals yet. But I did grind the Chromie
reputation to maximum, and I'll let the talents unlock over the next
week while Darkmoon Faire is still taking more of my time, since the
last 2 talents require 2 and 5 days to complete.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:38:32): After that's done I'll use
the new talents to breeze through the portal events and hopefully,
eventually, clear all 8 events in 15 minutes in one session.
Arien V (01:38:46): good luck with that
Arien V (01:39:03): i really hate those chromie
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:39:12): I've also worked on the
pets from that scenario. Still missing one, while I got the other, the
bronze proto-whelp, 3 times. A bit awkward, but I'm sure the missing
one will drop soon :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:39:22): Especially when I get
double the sands of time from one of the talents ;)
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:39:46): Oh, I like it! But I did do
some research when it came to loot and rep and talents, so it's all
gone pretty smoothly.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:40:54): I also decided to look up
and fight 2 lone pet battlers with daily quests that were introduced at
some point during this expansion. One in Northern Barrens, one at
Gnomeregan. Both give a quest reward that can contain a unique pet.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:41:21): I already got the pet from
the Gnomeregan quest, only took me about 3 days, which is the
mechanical Dibbler model.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:41:42): The other pet is supposed
to be quite a bit rarer, but just gotta keep trying. It's not a
difficult fight, just takes a bit of travel time.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:42:39): And my last new pet this
week is one of the pets I was missing from the Wailing Caverns
challenge pet dungeon, leaving only the everliving spore, the most
special one. I'm sure it'll pop up eventually!
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:44:03): Oh, no, missing one, last
sunday at the end of the meeting I also completed the Deadmines
challenge mode, giving a bottle cap currency that I used to buy a
little mechanical reaper/harvester pet :) I got another cap this reset,
which leaves 4 more to buy the other 2 pets.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:45:39): Also been poking more
Broken Shore world quests for legionfall supplies for construction
contributions, which are now at a 2/3rds of the total required to
complete all 3 achievements. End is in sight, there, and the mission I
sent out today for 500 supplies will definitely help with that.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:46:37): And finally, I decided to
poke this other planet called Argus!
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:47:43): I've not gotten too far
yet, but made the journey with the Vindicaar and made contact with the
Argussian Reach, as well as Turalyon and Alleria. So the main
introductory section seems to be over. Quite a few quests to go,
though, especially if I want to unlock the Crucible before we start
raiding Antorus. Not sure I'll manage that, but we'll see how far we
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:48:07): And that's my report for
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:50:33): Sending transcript
tomorrow, namarie :)