Valar Guild

September 22, 2013 Sunday Meeting

5pm EDT (UTC - 5)
AIM: Valar Guild Meetingplace

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Transcript work by
Ar-Pharazon and Varda.

Attending: (5)
    AriehnV, ArPharazonV, fladrifv, Indis-(V)/karakedi25, VardaValar1 (presiding)

Meeting begins
    SC 2
    Total Annihilation
    Diablo 3
    Hobbit Day, aka Bilbo and Frodo's joint birthday from the books is today, Sept. 22.
    Fluff went on all during the meeting as if we're partying in Valinor.
    Riddles for the Birthday Party during the Tolkien section.
    Another riddle. :)

You have just entered room "valarguildmeetingplace."
ArPharazonV: Aiya
VardaValar1: Aiya :-)
VardaValar1: Left the party fighting a Gray Ooze, currently burbling in a pit of water.
VardaValar1: Happy Hobbit Day!
ArPharazonV: Same to you!
ArPharazonV: doing some digging in pandaria
VardaValar1: Dig we must!
VardaValar1: brb - almost time!
ArPharazonV: diggy diggy hole...
AriehnV has entered the room.
VardaValar1: back
VardaValar1: Aiya Arien : )
ArPharazonV: Aiya!
fladrifv has entered the room.
AriehnV: aiya both of you :-)
VardaValar1: Aiya Fladrif : )
fladrifv: Aiya
AriehnV: oops three of you :-D Aiya Flad
VardaValar1: Gilraen is not on a chat-capable device/gadget/thing-a-ma-jig.
ArPharazonV: Aiya Flad!

VardaValar1: Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo!
VardaValar1: Membership:
VardaValar1: Latest membership test for a person was not a passing grade. Maybe next time.
VardaValar1: Sauron-(Valar) downstairs game mastering a Pathfinder game claims he has his Eye on you here.
ArPharazonV: Doesn't only have the one?
VardaValar1: Gimli says hi. Hard for him to game downstairs and be home on his computer.
VardaValar1: but maybe on a day when the game isn't going, he can show up.
VardaValar1: Bilbo-(V) is nearby and says hello. : )
VardaValar1: Any other membership news?
AriehnV: well our little shadow cat died :-(
VardaValar1: I'm very sorry about that. At least the kitty was able to be there when Bruce was most in need of the company.
ArPharazonV: Aww, my condolences. Dying pets always hurt.
VardaValar1: Aye to that.

VardaValar1: Web:
VardaValar1: Nothing new up.

AriehnV: but .. but .. we have a new kitty :-D
VardaValar1: oh woot!
ArPharazonV: Great!
VardaValar1: What's the kitty like?
AriehnV: 8 week old kitten
VardaValar1: awww already
AriehnV: full of beans .. tortoise shell
AriehnV: verry funny little Akira :-)
AriehnV: if you look on Bruces facebook page Varda there are a few pics up
VardaValar1: Wait! Over there on the feast table the Vanyar are setting up! There's a kitten sampling the venison!
VardaValar1: Bilbo is laughing fit to pop his buttons over there, but he's protecting his own cut of meat.
VardaValar1: Looks suspiciously like the Maia Arien's kitten. hmmm
AriehnV: hehee
AriehnV: *jumps on venison .. meeow*
VardaValar1: Was just trying to find the pic on Facebook, but Facebook is bad about not showing a very large number of posts from friends. Could you link it when you have a chance?
VardaValar1: Then we can identify the cat in the venison, which is strangely lit up right now.
VardaValar1: We're having a party for the Ringbearers here in Valinor, for Bilbo and Frodo's joint birthday today.
ArPharazonV: Ah, Sauron included then?
AriehnV: nice :-) there re a few on my facebook homepage you should be able to see them i think
VardaValar1: When we asked for what they wanted for their birthday, they said Fooood!
VardaValar1: Sauron was "blown away". I suspect Manwe of having a hand in that.
VardaValar1: We even let some plates of food go down a hole we forgot about. Might find it near you, Ar-Pharazon the Golden.
VardaValar1: Party treats for an ent, hmmm.
VardaValar1: *hangs shiny lanterns in Fladrif's branches that he can wave around if he's careful*
ArPharazonV: Hmm, sounds good. I'll take a look through the caves.
VardaValar1: Arien, you wouldn't burn the venison, would you?
ArPharazonV: Oh, look, there it is, thanks!
VardaValar1: Our pleasure.
ArPharazonV: And I thought you'd forgotten us :-)
VardaValar1: Fortunately we have plenty. The kitty now has her own quail too if she wants it.
VardaValar1: Who? :-)
VardaValar1: Just dropped a plate is all. ;-)
AriehnV: nah just roast it plainly medium just as you like
VardaValar1: Thanks!
VardaValar1: *hands around honey-cakes*
AriehnV: *helps herself * many thanks
AriehnV: and happy birthday to the twi
AriehnV: two

VardaValar1: Gaming:
AriehnV: (( picture of kitty : ))
VardaValar1: *whilst munching our goodies, we can talk about what games we played this last week non-WoW, non-LotRO.
VardaValar1: Thanks, Arien :-)
VardaValar1: hmm, looks very much like the one now helping remove the quail.
ArPharazonV: Some more flashgames. Finished up some flashgames I'd started a while ago, got my to-do list a bit shorter :-)
VardaValar1: I haven't been gaming outside those two, come to think of it.
ArPharazonV: Couldn't get that Rayman game yet, since apparently the shop at the trainstation got closed down. Rather sad.
VardaValar1: Ah, grats on completing.
ArPharazonV: Might order it online.
VardaValar1: Ouch, sorry to hear about the shop.
VardaValar1: Bilbo and Sauron have been playing first person shooters together. Bilbo is especially fond of zombie games from what I see over his shoulder.
ArPharazonV: Probably won't have too much time next week. I'm sitting next to the kitchen which is in the process of being completely replaced, and probably need to help a lot or get out of the way :-)
ArPharazonV: too much time for gaming that is
ArPharazonV: oh, and there's some Starcraft II thing.
VardaValar1: Helping would be a good idea, yes! Game while resting
ArPharazonV: an event that's going to take place starting.. tomorrow, I think?
ArPharazonV: Details not known yet but there's new achievements and portraits in it, so I'll see if I can sneak some time in.
VardaValar1: Fladrif - how about you?
fladrifv: walks on stage
fladrifv: after a long battle I lost a chess game in the tournament
fladrifv: it might be critical but atleast I came quite far
ArPharazonV: Aw! One game is too much?
fladrifv: too compensate for that I completed the arm campaign in totala
fladrifv: (total anihilation)
ArPharazonV: Ah :-)
fladrifv: well 2 games is an instant out
AriehnV: but if you lost one you still can lose one .. so that means your still in
VardaValar1: That you've done so well on so many is quite an accomplishment. We'll let you lose one hard-fought long game. This time. ;-)
fladrifv: at the moment Im in but this time its an ent too far
VardaValar1: Sounds like fun on Total Annhihilation. : )
fladrifv: smiles ty varda bows his root
fladrifv: core is next
ArPharazonV: Arm campaign.. ends on the metal planet, right?
ArPharazonV: Moho mines for 50+ metal per tick. So good.
fladrifv: this was the expansion arp
ArPharazonV: Ah!
VardaValar1: brb pardon
fladrifv: 90 minutes limit
ArPharazonV: For the last level?
fladrifv: yes
ArPharazonV: Hmm. I don't like levels with timelimits.
ArPharazonV: Gets in the way of building my flawless defensive systems!
VardaValar1: back pardon :-)
VardaValar1: Pressure, Phar! Tension! Risk!
VardaValar1: and annoying.
VardaValar1: In other gaming:
VardaValar1: Diablo 3 dropped Auction Houses
ArPharazonV: Well, they won't be removed for another half a year or so.
VardaValar1: Laggards.
ArPharazonV: They have a lot of detail to figure out, and wanted to make sure people were warned in time.
VardaValar1: (Indis messaged, had to get another AIM, can't enter, and no Group Chat option)

VardaValar1: WoW:
VardaValar1: 5.4 Siege of Orgrimmar patch is out:
VardaValar1: How are you liking it?
ArPharazonV: It's good! We're already on the... 7th boss of the raid, or so. And I've been exploring the Timeless Isle a bit.
AriehnV: oh massacre island you mean ;-)
ArPharazonV: Oh yes. Not a mob on the entire island survives for more than a few minutes.
ArPharazonV: The non-elites would be happy to live that long.
AriehnV: not to mention the miillons of skellies littering the bridge *grins*
VardaValar1: (Indis is getting the legacy version of AIM now)
VardaValar1: *sweeps the bridge*
ArPharazonV: Gotta feel sorry for the yaungol ;-)
karakedi25 has entered the room.
AriehnV: indeed i find it quite funny .. there are always folks running around flagged so you ve got to watch your aoe
karakedi25: aiya
AriehnV: aiya Indis :-D
karakedi25: stupid AIM
VardaValar1: Congratulatons for finding your way in. : )
ArPharazonV: Aiya Indis!

VardaValar1: Moving on to LotRO,
VardaValar1: *whilst starting the next course of seed cakes*
VardaValar1: The Helm's Deep expansion is coming out Nov 18
VardaValar1: Here's the link:
VardaValar1: sion-launch-november-18th
VardaValar1: Close that page and behind it are Dev (Developer) pages telling what changes were made.
VardaValar1: They go especially into changes for the classes.
VardaValar1: Pre-order is available right now with the usual bait of extra goodies. :-)
AriehnV: cool
VardaValar1: The Bounder's Bounty will continue until Helm's Deep comes out.
VardaValar1: Today we still have the birthday party including a deed.
VardaValar1: The quest pops up on entering, sends you to Frodo in Rivendell, and he sends you to the Gaffer in Hobbiton.
ArPharazonV: Got your mount-under-a-tent ye?
ArPharazonV: *yet
VardaValar1: Frodo wants you to collect the tall tales people use to explain away what happened at Bilbo's disappearance and where he might be now.
ArPharazonV: For what reason? Entertainment?
VardaValar1: Two tales show up every hour randomly. People are all over Hobbiton and it's hard to get a raid together through that.
VardaValar1: You then take the tales to Bilbo in the Hall of Fire for his birthday, as a present from Frodo, and he enjoys them heartily. : )
VardaValar1: Doing these gives you a deed that can only be worked on once a year for that one weekend.
VardaValar1: Any other LotRO comments?
VardaValar1: Ioreth of LotRO is now also gaming in both of our WoW branches.
karakedi25: Beta [for LotRO] appears to be going strong. From what I read in the dev diaries, the class changes are going to be substantial, and there is already wailing and gnashing of teeth
VardaValar1: Today we were exchanging fluff gifts: ale, seed cakes, and mathoms for the birthday.
karakedi25: The Lore-master one may show up this coming week.
VardaValar1: Aye to the normal upset over any change, Indis. : )
karakedi25: The changes appear to be fairly substantial, but I expect once they're beta'd, they may be cleaned up some.
VardaValar1: That link I gave shows changes told to the public for Burglar, Captain, Champion, Guardian, and Hunter so far.
karakedi25: And people will adjust to them. That's correct-those have been released so far. They're doing them in alphaetic order.
karakedi25: Does LM come after Hunter?
VardaValar1: It might. Minstrel and rune-keeper need listed too. The casters.
karakedi25: Warden last
VardaValar1: Hunter. Lore-master, Minstrel, Rune-keeper would be alphabetic, aye.
VardaValar1: and Warden, thanks. Soon to be agility-based.
karakedi25: BTW, I'm enjoying the warden a lot. She is incredibly survivable.
VardaValar1: Maybe that will help stop the complaints. : )

VardaValar1: Tolkien:
VardaValar1: Today, of course, as you noticed from the party going on around you with all the food here in Valinor, is Hobbit Day.
VardaValar1: celebrating the double birthday of Bilbo and Frodo.
VardaValar1: If you want to know how to throw a party, here is a page with suggestions:
VardaValar1: 7&type=1&theater
ArPharazonV: Pff, nothing about pipeweed?
VardaValar1: Arien, your kitten is still munching a side order of venison with that quail.
VardaValar1: My brother, Meriadoc, will smoke his pipe enough for everyone. : )
VardaValar1: The Noldor have a horseshoe game going over to one side. The Teleri are having another race through the surf.
VardaValar1: During all the present-giving at the most famous of their Hobbit Day birthday parties, it's easy to forget one of the presents given.

VardaValar1: I hear it now...
VardaValar1: Bilbo ages yet I need one to care.
VardaValar1: Who would adventure?
AriehnV: hehe
VardaValar1: Who can handle wear?
VardaValar1: Bilbo ages and I need an heir.
VardaValar1: The birthdays come and I need a present.
VardaValar1: #
VardaValar1: Frodo, you have mail.
VardaValar1: end.

AriehnV: best being shiny and fluorescent?
VardaValar1: So who was that just talking, wanting a present, and what present was it?
VardaValar1: Arien's shiny and fluorescent!
ArPharazonV: Either it is Bilbo thinking about himself in the third person..
ArPharazonV: or I'm thinking it might be Gandalf thinking of where the Ring needs to go next?
VardaValar1: close. Another answer?
VardaValar1: Those were very good answers.
VardaValar1: Any other guesses or just pass?
ArPharazonV: Got several options passing through that just don't seem to make a lot of sense so I'll pass, and might tell you whether the answer you give was one of them.
VardaValar1: (Riddles are also a part of Hobbit Day, but I hope yours come out better than mine just did!)
VardaValar1: I have to leave after this, overtime now. Anyone else want to hazard a guess?
VardaValar1: *crickets*
VardaValar1: This is from the point of view of the One Ring.
VardaValar1: It's present is a new bearer, more mobile, adventurous. Frodo.
ArPharazonV: That was one of the things going through my head, but it seemed a bit.. benevolent.
VardaValar1: I found it a bit creepy myself.
ArPharazonV: I would've thought it might want to stick with Bilbo who's already starting to crack, and it's not like age would be a problem with the Ring still in Bilbo's possession.
VardaValar1: It's looking for a present that helps it move onwards towards its master.
VardaValar1: Bilbo is aging and could even die before the Ring can get moving again.
ArPharazonV: And yet the things it seems to be asking for ultimately lead to its undoing.
VardaValar1: Agreed.
VardaValar1: We have to be careful of what we ask for. : )
karakedi25: Is Bilbo in Rivendell or Hobbiton?
VardaValar1: In the riddle, Bilbo lives in Bag End
VardaValar1: Anyway, the answer was the One Ring.
VardaValar1: I need to leave, but hope you all have a great rest of Hobbit Day!

VardaValar1: After-meeting
AriehnV: very good
AriehnV: nice one
ArPharazonV: Namarie!
karakedi25: If B was in Rivendell, the One Ring would be out of luck
VardaValar1: Namarie : )
karakedi25: namarie
AriehnV: Namarie :-)
VardaValar1: It was a riddle for the birthday party. : )
VardaValar1: Feel free to come up with more if you like. It was a fun take going a new direction.

AriehnV: My stages are four , nail like at first , a slice at the second , a cake at the third and a ball at the last until i fade again .. What am I?
fladrifv has left the room.
karakedi25: sun
karakedi25: or moon
AriehnV: moon is right

ArPharazonV: aw darn, was watching youtube, missed that
karakedi25: ok, going to log off now. Namarie mellyn
ArPharazonV: Namarie!
karakedi25 has left the room.
ArPharazonV: Looks like the current moon's at about phase 3 now.
AriehnV: cool
AriehnV: I made that myself just improvised [Note: me too. Fun!. -V]
AriehnV: very simple ^^
AriehnV has left the room.
VardaValar1: Hiya! Looking forward to reading all that! *zips on by*
ArPharazonV: Heh.
ArPharazonV: saving and sending transcript!