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October 4, 2018 Wednesday
EVE Online 21st Anniversary of the Valar Guild
Arien, Celbrian, Elrond, Pallando, and Sauron make fireworks
together in space.
Click image for YouTube video.
Forum anniversary greetings
Gaming Screenshots for Anniversary Events:
Lord of the Rings
Online Oct 4:
World of WarCraft.
Gaming Screenshots for the /drink Theme:
Lord of the
Tolkien Site anniversary contributions:
State of Valar Gaming 2018
More entries will be taken for this page through October. Please
email it to Varda (NOSPAMvarda.firstname.lastname@example.org) including a
note that it is for the anniversary. Thanks!
This year's theme is: /drink
When: end of Sept 30 meeting to the beginning of Oct 7 meeting.
Where: This year's marathon chat is in the Valar Guild's Discord in
What: Free chat. Also feel free to put in Tolkien Moments and safe
url's related to Tolkien and the anniversary.
Who: all the same folks that are welcome at meetings such as
members, polite family and friends and fellow Tolkien fans.
Participants: Arien, Ar-Pharazon, Celebrian, Elrond, Eonwe, Ioreth,
Feel free to post your comments about the anniversary on the forum.
Gaming Screenshots of Anniversary
How do I take a screenshot?
In LotRO, F12 removes
quickslots etc from the display. N toggles names on and off. F11
makes a screenshot that goes into your computer's Documents folder
under Lord of the Rings Online.
In WoW, use your keyboard's version
of PrintScreen (PrntScrn on the top row on mine) to make the
screenshot. The image goes into the game's folder under Screenshots.
EVE Online Anniversary screenshots:
4 video by Elrond. He fired his Lance Doomsday as his firework. You
can see it from space!
"Sunday at Jita": Oct 7. Pallando-(Valar) is coordinating, using
Discord. Valarites came together at Jita to shoot "fireworks" at
about 17:30 GMT/UTC, which is 13:00 / 1 pm Eastern and noon Central.
1: Oct. 7 by Pallando. Explosions in the game contributed by
Arien, Celebrian, Elrond, and Pallando.
2: Oct. 7 by Pallando. Explosions in the game contributed by
Arien, Celebrian, Elrond, Pallando, and Sauron.
1: by Arien-(Valar). These four are of the above Video 2.
2: by Arien-(Valar)
3: by Arien-(Valar)
4: by Arien-(Valar)
Lord of the Rings Online
noon ET run:
Varda as Fainan screenies marked V,
Fangorn as Fangbark screenies marked F.
Meet-up outside the West Gate.
Bree West Gate
Going to the West Gate
Fountain outside the Prancing Pony, shooting fireworks.
Dragon firework above us at the fountain.
Sign of the Prancing Pony, as we enter.
Sign of the Prancing Pony, entry.
Inside the Prancing Pony for a drink.
Inside the Prancing Pony, drinking near Butterbur, our bartender.
Near entry area, starting fireworks.
Dragon firework coming right at us.
Fireworks. Unimpressed hobbit npc discusses pie.
Ride to the Bird and Baby for a drink.
Riding past the memorial area, with npc hobbits commenting.
At the sign of the Bird and Baby, shooting more fireworks.
Outside the Bird and Baby, shooting fireworks just because.
Inside the Bird and Baby, with drink.
Wider shot inside the Bird and Baby, while drinking.
Riding towards Thorin's Hall. Npc dwarf talks about axes.
Front of Thorin's Hall. You are there.
Frerin's Court, with the statue.
Star in the dwarf statue's hand, one of our fireworks.
Riding into Thorin's Hall because it's just that big. Dwarf npc says
Ormulf trusts us.
Dwarf statue greeting us just inside.
We went to the bar. Fainan/Varda checks the kegs while
Fangbark/Fangorn has a drink with the bartender.
Fainan doesn't seem to like the drink much.
Fireworks near alcohol. What could go wrong?
Leaving Thorin's Hall towards Frerin's Court for the next leg of the
trip, a dwarf npc warns us not to cause trouble.
Welcome to the elf town of Duillond.
Fireworks. Stars stream from Varda's hand disturbing a dragon.
Fangorn/Fangbark of course had to do a tree firework.
Fireworks and the moon.
Inside the festival cave, we couldn't drink but we could shoot.
Cave firework shots.
The library allows drinking, as scholars become thirsty, and ents
need their draughts.
More drinking in the library.
Outside on the border of our island at sunset, a dragon flies
watched by us and the statue.
Outside on the border, another view of the dragon shot also showing
the boar fountain.
At the top of the island, we sit on our mounts to watch the ships
At the top of the island, mounted, enjoying the sunset.
At the top of the island, Fangbark sets fireworks near Galadriel's
His fireworks go off near seagulls.
Fireworks, and the dragon is back.
Fireworks being thirsty work, Fangbark then takes a drink from the
convenient water bowl.
Inside the kin house, we drink with Ursula, Ancalagon-V's greeting
That was good, so another drink with Ursula.
What else would one do in a reflecting pool but have a drink?
Drinking in front of the door to Mordor, because that's what it
takes to be willing to step through.
The Valar have their cooking firepit on a golden floor, of course.
And they drink there too.
Fireworks may have melted the upper kin house floor, oops.
7pm ET run:
Anywhere one of us hunters felt like porting! No posing, just a fast
screenie if lucky. We shot fireworks and danced and hollered. Much
fun was had.
Bree and the West Gate under the stars.
Meeting up of Fainan/Varda and Fangbark/Fangorn outside Bree Gate.
Mounted outside the Prancing Pony, Fangbark with his warhorse.
We shoot towards each other to give a different effect.
Porch area outside. Shooting towards each other with a batch, then
dancing while they blast.
Inside at the Great Forge with fireworks.
Inside the clubbing area of the underground bar, fireworks at the
entry with the greeting statue.
Should we really be shooting off fireworks on top of kegs of
Yes, we should.
We start firing towards each other.
We fire side by side.
That one blasted out well.
Time to shoot with a bit of blasting water too.
And towards each other.
Fireworks and dancing in...Mordor?
Fireworks and dancing on opposing walls.
Fangorn, trees, and lots of sparks.
Fireworks together on a wall.
Good night. :)
of WarCraft Anniversary screenshots:
Journey". Eonwe visited every continent in WoW, stopping by a
major landmark or city, and sent us postcards. The link goes to the
anniversary page on the Valar Guild Games Site.
Theme shots: Lord of the Rings Online:
Pub Crawl (hard to get elves drunk):
Drinking at the Prancing Pony:
the Prancing Pony for a drink. Screenie by Varda.
the Prancing Pony, by Barliman, our bartender. Screenie by
At Michel Delving:
the Bird and Baby, Fangorn hoists a toast. Screenie by Varda.
shot inside the Bird and Baby, while drinking. Screenie by
Bar at Thorin's Hall:
went to the bar. Fainan/Varda checks the kegs while
Fangbark/Fangorn has a drink with the bartender. Screenie by
doesn't seem to like the drink much. Screenie by Fangorn.
we really be shooting off fireworks on top of kegs of alcohol?
Screenie by Varda.
near alcohol. What could go wrong? Screenie by Fangorn.
we should. Screenie by Varda
Duillond, for elvish
library allows drinking, as scholars become thirsty, and ents need
their draughts. Screenie by Varda.
in the library. Screenie by Fangorn.
Kin house drinking, as we may have worn out
our welcome after the library incident:
being thirsty work, Fangbark takes a drink from the convenient
water bowl. Galadriel may have warned us to go inside after
that. Screenie by Fangorn.
the kin house, we drink with Ursula, Ancalagon-V's greeting bear.
Screenie by Varda.
was good, so another drink with Ursula. Screenie by Fangorn.
else would one do in a reflecting pool but have a drink?
Screenie by Varda.
in front of the door to Mordor, because that's what it takes to be
willing to step through. Screenie by Fangorn.
look! The Valar have their cooking firepit on a golden floor.
Screenie by Fangorn.
we must drink by the Valar's cooking firepit on the golden floor
too, of course. Screenie by Fangorn.
Tolkien Site Anniversary
Please email your Tolkien
Site piece to Varda to be put online any time in October, and
also receive a special acknowledgement on the piece that it is for
Theme (not required): /drin
in Middle-earth" by Arien-(Valar)
by Ioreth-(V). Written as the 100 word drabble challenge form using
the theme of /drink.
Track" by Ioreth-(V). Short story including the theme of
State of Valar Gaming 2018:
State of Online Gaming 2018. This is Eonwe-(Valar)'s
annual report on current gaming by members, as sent in by members,
for the Games Site Mass Update 2018.
Feel free to update any time by emailing Eonwe
Responded to the Games Site Mass Update 2018 and therefore
considered active full members for 2018, with a credit for helping
the GSMU on the Membership page:
Arien, Ar-Pharazon, Bofur, Celebrian, Elrond,
Fangorn, Gimli, Ioreth, Menelvagor, Mirabella, Nar, Nerdanel, Oromë,
Pallando, Scatha, Tulkas (computer broken and will be without one
the rest of the year, and he's sailing south), and Ugluk.
Verifiable gaming activity without responding in a timely manner to
the GSMU, and therefore considered active full members for 2018:
Aranuir, Beleg, Bregalad, Dis, Falco, Gorlim,
Lenwë, Luthien, Marigold, Melkor, Meriadoc, Nimrodel, Thranduil, and