Valar Guild

July 16, 2017 Sunday Meeting

5pm EST (UTC/GMT - 5)
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Transcript work by
Ar-Pharazon and Varda.

Attending: (5)
    AIM: Arien, Ar-Pharazon, Elladan, Varda (presiding)
    Discord: Arien, Gil-galad, Varda

Meeting begins
    Tolkien Site: model by Elwing-(V)
    General gaming report
    Topic:  Game: using Tolkien terms and calling on members in alphebetical order, say a term that starts with the last letter of the previous term.
    Game continued.
    Flashgaming Reviews by Ar-Pharazon
    Personal gaming by Ar-Pharazon

Timestamps for Ar-Pharazon

Varda Valar (23:01:39):    Aiya
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:01:44):    Aiya!
Varda Valar (23:04:14):    Who all is here? Please type Yavanna
Varda Valar (23:04:16):    Yavanna
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:04:19):    Yavanna
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:04:30):    I'll try to find Sunshine.
Varda Valar (23:04:46):    Thanks. I'll look around too.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:04:46):    Arien poked.
Varda Valar (23:04:56):    Hantal
Arien V (23:08:26):    i am already here ^^
Arien V (23:08:31):    Aiya all
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:08:35):    Aiya!
Arien V (23:08:49):    Yavanna
Varda Valar (23:10:45):    Aiya Arien :)
Arien V (23:11:03):    how are you all?
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:12:31):    good, doing a little experiment in the hyjal raid
Varda Valar (23:12:33):    Ok. Setting up in the Discord meeting channel
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:12:53):    Standing by thrall and seeing if all the waves end up there eventually.
Varda Valar (23:13:02):    *splash*
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:13:19):    But so far they're just running around the rest of the base randomly.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:13:58):    ...and now it reset, so yeah, not a successful experiment
Arien V (23:14:01):    what are you doing?
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:14:28):    I was testing to see whether I could just let all the mobs gather up in one place as they invaded, around Thrall, but that is not the case.
Arien V (23:14:44):    ah right
Varda Valar (23:15:50):    Looks as if we're int. Gil-galad says hi from LotRO. :)
Arien V (23:16:23):    hi
Arien V (23:16:31):    say hi back to him :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:16:37):    hi!
Varda Valar (23:17:41):    Hi's copy/pasted to him. :)

Varda Valar (23:17:56):    Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo!
Varda Valar (23:18:01):    Membership:
Varda Valar (23:18:32):    Gil-galad is on Discord on his phone in case we do anything there.
Varda Valar (23:20:24):    I get the next eye operation tomorrow morning, then dnne hopefullyk.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:20:38):    Eye hope so!
Varda Valar (23:20:40):    Right now this screen is blurry, please pardon weird typos.
Varda Valar (23:20:42):    hehe
Arien V (23:21:18):    good luck with it
Varda Valar (23:21:38):    Thanks.
Varda Valar (23:21:50):    Any other membership news?
Varda Valar (23:22:19):    [Kinship] Galdorindel: Ok, I'm heading out. Namarie!
Varda Valar (23:22:31):    [Kinship] Galdorindel: And good meeting :D
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:23:00):    namarie!
Varda Valar (23:23:03):    Ok, I'm pulling out of LotRO too.
Varda Valar (23:23:35):    he will take a look at Discord on his phone now and then though. Handy traveling.
Varda Valar (23:23:46):    Does anyone use AIM on their phones?
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:23:55):    I've no smartphone.
Varda Valar (23:24:30):    Gil-galad, Arien and I are in Discord.
Arien V (23:25:03):    i dont .. but i could of course
Arien V (23:25:16):    i ve gort skype on my phone and messenger
Varda Valar (23:25:35):    Interesting. So AIM would work there too. Not a difference between them to consider, good to know
Varda Valar (23:25:40):    Any other membership news?

Varda Valar (23:26:07):    Web:
Varda Valar (23:26:13):    Tolkien Site:
Varda Valar (23:26:33):    We have a new piece of art, a model by Elwing-(V).
Varda Valar (23:27:06):    She assmbled it, painted it. Put all kinds of extras on it that didn't come with the kit
Varda Valar (23:27:24):    Title for now until she gives it one is "Dragon and Hoard:
Varda Valar (23:27:41):
Arien V (23:28:03):    wow .. that is awesome
Arien V (23:28:21):    Smaug :)
Varda Valar (23:28:26):    Egad. I didn't expect the image to post in here, Cool.
Varda Valar (23:28:27):    Right!
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:28:56):    Nice one!
Varda Valar (23:31:40):    Been trying to handle the art posts from our Facebook buddies, but they tend to look sideways as they are on a desk, rather than straight out where we can use them. Hoping for final pics we can use later.
Varda Valar (23:32:05):    On to

Varda Valar (23:32:07):    Gaming:
Varda Valar (23:33:17):    Eonwe isn't able to be here right now, so here goes from me. Feel free to add in!

Varda Valar (23:33:23):    World of WarCraft:
Varda Valar (23:33:39):    This week's bonus event is Burning Crusade Timewalking, now featuring the Black Temple raid.
Varda Valar (23:33:53):    Tomb of Sargeras Raid Finder Wing 2 is available. If you haven't already, see the release schedule for when the other wings are opening.
Varda Valar (23:34:01):    More hotfixes.
Varda Valar (23:34:14):    Any other general WoW news?

Varda Valar (23:35:16):    Heroes of the Storm:
Varda Valar (23:35:26):    A new patch is out. See the patch notes, and welcome the newest hero, Alexei Stukov.

Varda Valar (23:35:33):    Hearthstone:
Varda Valar (23:35:41):    In the wake of the announcement of Hearthstone's coming expansion, Blizzard gives us a peek at The Lich King's job interview.
Varda Valar (23:35:50):    There was also an update a couple of days ago.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:35:53):    I have it on good authority that apparently Stukov is overpowered.. or so my teammate says ;)
Varda Valar (23:36:18):    heh. Guess we'll find out.

Varda Valar (23:36:32):    Overwatch:
Varda Valar (23:36:40):    A new hero has been announced: Doomfist. Check out his origin story.

Varda Valar (23:36:49):    LotRO:
Varda Valar (23:36:54):    (news from Eonwe)
Varda Valar (23:37:05):    The next expansion: Mordor, has had it's release date announced: July 31st! See the Bundles and Prices as well as the FAQ. Surprisingly, the High Elf will not be part of the standard expansion offerings, but comes with the pricier bundles.
Varda Valar (23:37:42):    Gil-galad-V sent a link related to the forum "discussion" on the expansion release:
Varda Valar (23:37:49):
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:37:56):    One does not simple elf into Mordor.
Varda Valar (23:38:02):    I had not heard the term "whales" before.
Varda Valar (23:38:12):    Phar, that's a title we can get. :)
Varda Valar (23:38:27):    "Simply walked into Mordor"
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:38:39):    haha
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:38:55):    and I've heard the term whales, but mostly in terms of online card games with real cash to spend on better or more cards
Varda Valar (23:39:17):    I was hoping to get the summer festival's flower basket horse and ride it in Mordor to annoy Sauron. :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:39:28):    in an mmo, seems a strange concept
Varda Valar (23:39:32):    Pay to play guys?
Arien V (23:39:49):    a flower horse to annoy Sauron nice :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:40:00):    Particularly heavy investors, yes.
Arien V (23:40:13):    i guess flowers are a bit of an antathema to the desolation of Mordor
Varda Valar (23:40:15):    Whales in an mmo are apparently people willing to spend money for game stuff that others consider too high a price.
Varda Valar (23:40:27):    Stinging nettles, maybe?
Arien V (23:41:30):    i think torny bushes ere mentioned in the Return of the King as Sam and Frodo flee from the orc army
Varda Valar (23:41:35):    ahh, here's a quote explaining the term in context:
Varda Valar (23:41:37):    On one side you have the individuals who believe the prices are too steep for what you are getting and on the other side you have the individuals who are willing to pay anything for new content and are looking to support SSG; we in the gaming community typically call these individuals, insultingly so, "Whales".
Arien V (23:41:42):    pardon me i mean were
Varda Valar (23:41:51):    Aye, Arien, seems as if I remember that too.
Varda Valar (23:42:16):    The toughest, most able to fight back plants, so ones we would not enjoy being there.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:42:41):    "whales" probably originated as an exaggerated version of "cash cows", I suspect.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:44:19):    As in, players who are ready to be milked for money by any content you throw at em ;)
Varda Valar (23:44:34):    Well, it was a new term to me and therefore interesting. I already bought the pre-order Mordor ultimate for my main account.
Varda Valar (23:45:12):    As a lifetime account holder who pays nothing every month now, I can pay out of the savings from that. :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:45:16):    Oh, I always buy CEs for my blizzard games. But I don't like micro-transactions for mounts or pets, and throwing thousands into an online card game is nothing I suspect I'll ever do.
Varda Valar (23:45:38):    We got our accounts paid up from the Lifetime money a while back and support the game with expansions.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:45:54):    And yes, that works.
Varda Valar (23:46:13):    Agreed, Phar. I'd rather do the big batch and not mess around with buying every little rock in the scenery.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:46:30):    Meanwhile, I just got a friend in the UK to buy that rare fifth WoW magazine edition for over 30 euros for me ;)
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:46:37):    Unique lore, I'll pay for!
Varda Valar (23:46:45):    Congratulations!
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:47:03):    thanks :)
Varda Valar (23:47:05):    Collector's items for us collectors, that's what this stuff is.
Arien V (23:47:13):    very nice
Varda Valar (23:47:33):    We will have goodies in the future that are historically only from some particular time, and usable.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:48:25):    Oh yes. That makes it very tempting.
Varda Valar (23:49:14):    The nice thing is if a person doesn't want to spend anything on it, they can collect points from playing the game and buy the expansion this winter for no money at all.
Varda Valar (23:49:45):    And they can get it when the server isn't overloaded with everyone jumpingn into thhe new area on their mains.
(23:49:54) vardavalar1 added scott92027 to this group chat.
Varda Valar (23:50:28):    Sorry Elladan, thought I already hit Add on the invitation.

Varda Valar (23:50:49):    StarCraft 2: gaming by Fangorn and Eowyn.

Elladan (23:50:51):    all good.

Varda Valar (23:51:06):    StarCraft/BroodWar gaming by Varda and Fangorn

Varda Valar (23:52:09):    Eonwe emailed that WoW had "Logged in on WoW Lothar this week: Eonwe, Bofur, Arien."

Varda Valar (23:52:45):    Elladan, we were just tallking a little about the upcoming Mordor expansion for LotRO. :)
Varda Valar (23:53:11):    If anyone has a Tolkien topic, please feel free to mention it.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:53:20):    well, I've got news for another game, perhaps?
Varda Valar (23:53:40):    Fire away, Phar!

Ar-Pharazon-V (23:54:29):    Unexpectedly, for those who are interested, Cookie Clicker got another major update yesterday. I'm still trying to wrap my head around it, but it comes with a new currency, mini-games, new upgrades, achievements, and prestige upgrades.
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:54:34):    It does manage to keep people busy!
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:54:49):
Ar-Pharazon-V (23:55:01):    And that's it for me :)
Varda Valar (23:55:18):    Thanks!

Varda Valar (23:55:30):    And beffore I forget, Bilbo-V had this for us.
Varda Valar (23:55:58):    The Ark game is amazing looking, using the Unreal Engine 4.
Varda Valar (23:56:14):
    Survival game with amazing graphics.
    Multiplayer or single player.
    Taming dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, plus wyverns and gryphons and other fun.
Varda Valar (23:57:06):    I saw the graphics. It's incredible. Thought it was photography at first of an outdoor area.

Varda Valar (23:57:48):    Reminds me, LotRO is planning on going into 64 bit at last. Be a while yet, but working on it.
Varda Valar (23:58:27):    Considering the game has been around for 10 years, it's a real labor of love to consider such a project. Much easier starting out.

Varda Valar (23:59:24):    Enjoy dinner, Elladan! Namarie!
Monday, July 17, 2017
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:00:00):    Namarie!
Arien V (00:00:12):    Namarie :)
Varda Valar (00:00:39):    Elladan said he liked the idea of using Discord for meetings.
Varda Valar (00:01:08):    We'll see how it works out. So far most typing is in AIM, heh.

Varda Valar (00:04:10):    Ok, just collected the LotRO list for the week:
Varda Valar (00:04:13):   
Varda Valar (00:05:02):    Any others spotted in your games? :)
Arien V (00:05:33):    oh the usual suspects in Wow :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:05:34):    Bit more Fladrif.
Varda Valar (00:05:43):    Yay!
Arien V (00:05:45):    Helm and Phara ::)
Varda Valar (00:05:54):    Yay!
Arien V (00:06:08):    and Eonwe and thingy in US :)
Arien V (00:06:31):    i cant remember his name i am afraid :/
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:06:48):    Palando?
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:06:57):    No, not unless it's Eve I suspect
Arien V (00:07:25):    Pallando Eve if he still plays it#
Varda Valar (00:07:27):    Bofur
Varda Valar (00:08:08):    Eonwe mentioned Bofur
Arien V (00:08:10):    i still have an active alpha account but i dont play really a lot on there at the moment and yes thank you Varda :)
Arien V (00:08:19):    or Nob is it?
Varda Valar (00:08:37):    Not this past week, that Eonwe saw. He's one in WoW too.
Arien V (00:08:50):    aye
Varda Valar (00:08:51):    Also in LotRO
Arien V (00:08:54):    okay

Varda Valar (00:10:20):    Any other businies, news, suggestions, something you'd like to see?
Varda Valar (00:13:02):    Elladan took the Discord invitation.
Varda Valar (00:13:21):    We do use it in LotRO. WoW folks might find it handy?
Arien V (00:13:22):    good good :)
Varda Valar (00:13:51):    If Bofur has Discord, would that work for you, Arien?
Arien V (00:14:14):    sure would
Varda Valar (00:14:27):    Nice. We'll see what we can do.
Varda Valar (00:14:42):    Maybe you can get him and me together sometime. :)
Varda Valar (00:14:55):    I may not be terribly available in the next few days, so no rush!

Varda Valar (00:15:45):    Eonwe sent a couple of suggestions for a Tolkien topic, or we could do a game with working from the first letters of a Tolkien topic word and coming up with another?
Arien V (00:15:48):    oki dok
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:16:20):    sure, that sounds interesting
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:16:44):    writing them down for future use? :)
Varda Valar (00:16:52):    Ok, I'll start, Then Arien, then Phar. I say "Sauron" and you come up with an S word.
Varda Valar (00:16:58):    good idea
Varda Valar (00:17:04):    Keep track
Varda Valar (00:17:32):    Oh the topics? Ye, I collect them when given. Most are used right away, but we seem to all be a little distracted maybe.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:17:36):    But.. everything will start with an S, then?
Varda Valar (00:17:36):    Maybe just me. :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:17:43):    And yes, I meant the topics.
Varda Valar (00:17:44):    oops.
Varda Valar (00:17:58):    Ok, next starts with N
Varda Valar (00:18:02):    end of the word.
Varda Valar (00:18:13):    Thanks. :)
Varda Valar (00:19:27):    Ok, to Arien the word is Sauron
Varda Valar (00:22:27):    I'm in the right channel...
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:22:35):    You are.

Varda Valar (00:22:54):    Guess Arien is away. To Phar, the word is Sauron.
Arien V (00:23:10):    i am halfaways here :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:23:22):    Hmm...
Arien V (00:23:34):    Sauron
Varda Valar (00:23:56):    word needs to start with N to answer my Sauron.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:23:58):    Numenor!
Varda Valar (00:24:21):    There you go. Now a word starting in R
Varda Valar (00:24:35):    Radagast
Varda Valar (00:24:44):    To Arien, word starting with T
Arien V (00:24:57):    uh Turambar
Varda Valar (00:25:08):    R to Phar
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:25:14):    Rohan.
Varda Valar (00:25:45):    Nellas
Arien V (00:26:10):    Stubba#
Varda Valar (00:26:28):    Stybba I think, ok
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:26:41):    Anduril
Arien V (00:26:53):    aye .. Stybbe that right :)
Varda Valar (00:27:04):    Lenwe
Arien V (00:28:52):    Edoras
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:29:17):    Saeros
Varda Valar (00:29:32):    Saruman
Arien V (00:30:03):    uh always the same letters ^^
Varda Valar (00:30:13):    Sure seems like it
Arien V (00:30:21):    Nmrodel
Varda Valar (00:30:26):    Be a sneaky strategy :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:30:57):    Hmm, let's avoid the N then... Lorie- no, Luthi- no...
Varda Valar (00:31:16):    hehe
Varda Valar (00:31:54):    (We used three N words so far)
Arien V (00:32:04):    alphabeth game instead ?) :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:32:15):    No, hang on, give me a moment, I'll find something.
Varda Valar (00:32:32):    Three is not that bad. :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:33:04):    Lalaith!
Varda Valar (00:33:20):    Lalaith, that works. :)
Varda Valar (00:34:35):    o pardoin my turn
Varda Valar (00:34:42):    Haleth
Arien V (00:35:12):    Helm
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:35:32):    Mordor
Varda Valar (00:35:44):    Rohirrim
Arien V (00:38:53):    hmmm Meldor
Arien V (00:39:30):    (that was one of the Eagles that rescued Frodo and Sam yes? )
Varda Valar (00:39:42):    Meneldor?
Varda Valar (00:39:54):    I thought you meant meldo :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:39:57):    Rhosgobel.
Varda Valar (00:39:59):    as in "friend"
Arien V (00:40:18):    meldo works as well but some how three leters sliped hehe
Varda Valar (00:40:36):    Have to watch out for those deep pits!
Varda Valar (00:40:46):    Lemba
Arien V (00:41:27):    Lembas ? did your s find the hole to :)?
Varda Valar (00:41:27):    (Not sure there even is a singular of lembas. Should I say lembas?)
Varda Valar (00:41:42):    lembas
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:42:02):    Well, as a type of bread, it might be something like wheat or rice.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:42:04):    No plural.
Arien V (00:42:30):    Sirion
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:43:40):    *passes on the N to the next person* Nain
Varda Valar (00:43:59):    Narvi
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:44:37):    ..I thought you said Navi for a moment.
Varda Valar (00:44:50):    :)
Varda Valar (00:44:57):    And I thought my vision was blurred. ;)
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:45:03):    hehe
Arien V (00:47:51):    Ioreth :)
Arien V (00:47:59):    and look what i found :)
Arien V (00:48:09):
Varda Valar (00:48:18):    o neat!
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:48:21):    yummy
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:48:30):    too bad videos won't load in aim for me
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:48:43):    Huor
Varda Valar (00:48:53):    does the url coome up for you?
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:49:00):    No, it shows as a video embed.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:49:04):    And then won't load.
Varda Valar (00:49:07):    Arien, try posting tht in Discord?
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:49:17):    I think it's an url in the transcript though, so no worries.
Varda Valar (00:49:38):    Just tried it too, and it didn't load.
Varda Valar (00:49:53):    Right - we can see it in the transcript, another handy feature. :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:51:43):    Your turn, varda :)
Varda Valar (00:52:02):
Varda Valar (00:52:18):    Long ad, feel free to skip
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:52:18):    Same thing.
Varda Valar (00:52:36):    it has an https, not http if you want to try it
Varda Valar (00:52:56):    An Asian elf, really fits.
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:53:32):    Still won't load :)
Varda Valar (00:53:42):    ok, good to know
Varda Valar (00:53:59):    In Discord, it showed the url so we cuold at least copy paste.
Varda Valar (00:54:17):    ahh, adding in the s made the pic show there too
Varda Valar (00:54:31):    and the video loaded.
Varda Valar (00:54:35):    Good to know.
Arien V (00:55:13):    it sounds quire nice as well
Varda Valar (00:55:36):    *the hammer runs out and starts kneading the hammerpad's lembas dough.*
Varda Valar (00:55:42):    *bake bake*
Varda Valar (00:55:51):    *many munching sounds.*
Varda Valar (00:56:03):    *I didn't know they had mouths!*
Varda Valar (00:56:22):    *strange sound for the gavel ending, munch much, but heh*

Varda Valar (00:56:25):    After-meeting!
Varda Valar (00:56:27):    Free chat
Arien V (00:56:55):    *laughs* *bakes hammer dough to crisp wafers*
Varda Valar (00:57:30):    Must have been a hammer sitting near the forges! [Note: Sun cooked the dough]
Arien V (00:57:30):    but .. dear friends .. i have to go to bed .. such a long day and such a short night :)
Varda Valar (00:57:37):    Sleep well!
Varda Valar (00:57:39):    Namarie
Arien V (00:57:49):    Namarie al :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (00:57:53):    Namarie!
Varda Valar (00:59:59):    We did 25 words b etween us before cratering. :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:00:13):    I was waiting for you to continue from Huor ;)
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:00:40):    We got carried away by hmmm... bread....
Varda Valar (01:01:11):    I see Ioreth, you must have said Huor somewhere. Scrolling back
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:01:21):    Not far below the first video link.
Varda Valar (01:01:43):    Sure enough, there it is. :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:02:19):    Right, I'll start off with my gaming report.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:02:33):    So many lovely games this week, tough to choose just 3!
Varda Valar (01:02:35):    Ringil
Varda Valar (01:02:50):    That sounds promisihg. :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:02:51):    Luthien!
Varda Valar (01:03:03):    hehehe
Varda Valar (01:03:10):    Nar
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:04:08):    I'm gonna be really mean now...
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:04:12):    and say Roheryn.
Varda Valar (01:04:33):    Nellas
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:05:12):    Shire
Varda Valar (01:05:30):    Erebor
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:05:53):    Romenna
Varda Valar (01:06:03):    Annatar
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:06:33):    Ros
Varda Valar (01:06:52):    Threw me there. What's Ros, Precious?
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:07:55):    I recall it's the topic of a Tolkien section in the History, which could work as a topic for us :) But as it is mostly a suffix rather than a real name I'll just switch to Rauros.
Varda Valar (01:08:18):    Sounds intriguing. Just wanted to know.
Varda Valar (01:08:27):    Sulimo
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:08:40):    oliphaunt
Varda Valar (01:09:45):    treeherder count? Tharbad should be ok.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:10:36):    Dis
Varda Valar (01:11:05):    Sutcrofts
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:11:13):    *blink*
Varda Valar (01:11:27):    A region in Rohan
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:11:44):    Ehr. Is that game-only?
Varda Valar (01:12:01):    I'm not sure. *blink*. Trying another.
Varda Valar (01:13:16):    Samwise
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:13:35):    Evenstar
Varda Valar (01:13:46):    Rose
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:13:55):    Elves :)
Varda Valar (01:14:09):    Saradoc
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:14:42):    Cuivienen - and I *know* that's not game-only :)
Varda Valar (01:14:58):    (Saradoc is Merry's dad, in book)
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:15:26):    I mean Cuivienen, not Saradoc.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:15:43):    But I know Saradoc's not game-only either ;)
Varda Valar (01:15:48):    heh, has nice star reflections down there.
Varda Valar (01:16:31):    Nob
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:16:36):    Boromir
Varda Valar (01:16:54):    Rammas Echor
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:17:10):    Rivendell
Varda Valar (01:17:39):    Lothlorien
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:17:52):    Nienor
Varda Valar (01:18:31):    River Running (that count)
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:18:39):    Eh, sure.
Varda Valar (01:19:15):    It's for real,
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:19:25):    Gmili
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:19:27):    ..
Varda Valar (01:19:28):    er, book real
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:19:28):    Gimli
Varda Valar (01:19:44):    Istari
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:20:55):    Isengard
Varda Valar (01:21:58):    Dain
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:22:13):    Nori
Varda Valar (01:22:40):    Iluin
Varda Valar (01:22:52):    and I'm going to stop
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:22:56):    Alright.
Varda Valar (01:23:08):    That was fun. :)

Ar-Pharazon-V (01:23:12):    Couple of flashgames before I head into Storm then :)
Varda Valar (01:23:18):    cool
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:25:05): is the first! A chess game with various opponent options, as well as difficulties, but the object is to lose. Move as you normally would, but if you can take an enemy piece, you have to.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:25:25):    *objective
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:26:08): is a 2d flight simulator, click to keep yourself in the air. Avoid obstacles, collect stars, get to the end of each level.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:31:32):    And for the third,, an atmospheric point and click adventure game (I do love such games!) where you play a young girl trying to rescue her stuffed bunny from the giant bird that stole it.
Ar-Pharazon-V (01:31:34):    Enjoy!

Ar-Pharazon-V (02:10:44):    Blizzard gaming!
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:14:25):    Heroes of the Storm: Level 204 now. This week's brawl was a garden of terror map, with random heroes, needing to win 2 rounds by collecting 100 seeds before the other team does.
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:15:50):    Hearthstone: Bit more xp going, some tough quests... double gold still applies for quest rewards. This week's brawl was one where every minion you play gets charge and taunt. Can do a lot with a deck full of cheap minions :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:21:36):    WoW:
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:22:29):    A new pet gotten from Icecrown Citadel! Wicked Soul from heroic difficulty Lich King. Now I just need the normal one and I'm done, but we'll get the third of our part the heroic one first before we switch to normal.
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:22:34):    *our party
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:27:08):    Worked a bit more on heroic difficulty raid, but also cleared most of normal again. I got some good new equipment pieces.
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:27:35):    Including a cloak and a headpiece I can't really use yet until I get tier gloves, but that's a matter of time ;)
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:29:17):    This week's weekly is/was timewalks, burning crusade. Not only the normal 5 timewalks for quest, which got me some nice gear, and enough badges to buy the 2 items from the vendor that have been turned into toys, but also the new Black Temple timewalk raid. Lots of fun! Easier than it used to be in the original version, but then we had a good raidgroup. Cleared the place in 3 hours.
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:30:07):    Got a few more marks of honor from world quests, but no new pet master fights. Oh well!
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:30:38):    Oh! Also related to world quests, I got the cloudwing hippogryph mount from the paragon supply bag for Azsuna rep, very nice birdy :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:35:50):    Finally, continued appearance hunts in BC raids. I decided to leave Sunwell Plateau for now, since Magister's Terrace is enough for one day and that makes 7 days for 8 locations... but I'll get to it later.
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:35:56):    Been getting new stuff all over the place, too.
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:37:30):    Not much in the way of set pieces though.
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:38:09):    And that's my report for this week!

Varda Valar (02:38:12):    (Quick mention that we have 6 people playing tebletop game, Fate system, downstairs. Having way too much fun. :)
Varda Valar (02:38:29):    Thank you, Phar!
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:41:13):    So, you folks going to watch Game of Thrones, or is it not your thing? :)
Varda Valar (02:44:37):    I've never watched it.
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:44:41):    alright
Varda Valar (02:44:51):    Not sure we even get it here
Varda Valar (02:45:07):    Have you watched it?
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:45:21):    Wouldn't know. It's popular though, and season 7 starts tonight. And yeah, I have. It's pretty good, if you get past certain elements.
Varda Valar (02:46:07):    Good to know
Varda Valar (02:46:30):    Bunch of gamers in front of our TV anyway. :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:46:44):    hehe
Varda Valar (02:57:49):    Namarie! See you in the emails. :)
Ar-Pharazon-V (02:58:03):    Namarie!
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Ar-Pharazon-V (04:05:45):    Namarie, transcript will follow tomorrow.