Valar Guild

March 12, 2017 Sunday Meeting

5pm EST (UTC/GMT - 5)
AIM: Valar Guild Meetingplace

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Transcript work by
Ar-Pharazon and Varda.

Attending: (6)
    Arien-(Valar)/Arien V/AriehnV, ArPharazonV, Eonwe Valar, Erkenbrand, Lenwe, VardaValar1 (presiding)
    [note: names edited in this transcript to remove emails]

    LotRO and WoW gaming talk going on in this between spot
    AIM experiments. Some continue during the meeting.
Meeting begins
    AIM: Eonwe reported main findings.
    Firefox dropping Java and Unity; workaround for Kongregate gamers.
    Nar-(V) news in After-meeting.
    Tolkien Site/ Encyclopedia:
        Timeline work continues
    General gaming report by Eonwe
    Topic: What contributed to the treachery of Saruman, and what treacherous acts can we come up with?
    Merry Pippins joke turns out to be a thing on the internet.
    Newsweek special edition on Tolkien, brought to our attention by Lenwe. Article links.
    Flashgaming Reviews by Ar-Pharazon
    Personal gaming by Ar-Pharazon

Ar-Pharazon-V (ArPharazonV) has entered the room.
Varda Valar (VardaValar1) has entered the room.
Lenwe has entered the room.
Varda Valar: back. Dis left.  [note: leftover talk between LotRO gamers]
Varda Valar: Aiya Phar :-)
Varda Valar: We have Lenwe and Erkenbrand now :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Aiya!
Ar-Pharazon-V: To both of you, and I don't see Erkenbrand but I assume the new name is Lenwe :-)
Varda Valar: You don't see lenwe as part of the new name?
Ar-Pharazon-V: I do!
Varda Valar: Erk and Lenwe are in LotRO
Ar-Pharazon-V: But can never be sure ;-)
Varda Valar: o good
Varda Valar: and good point
Arien V (AriehnV) has entered the room.
Arien V: there ^^ back
Varda Valar: yay!
Ar-Pharazon-V: Aiya!
Arien V: hantal :-) and aiya :-)
Erkenbrand  has entered the room.
Varda Valar: Aiya Erkenbrand :-) 
Erkenbrand: Aiya everybody!
Ar-Pharazon-V: Aiya!
Arien V: Aiya :-)
Eonwe Valar (Eonwe Valar) has entered the room.
Eonwe Valar: Heya.
Varda Valar: Aiya Eonwe :-)
Eonwe Valar: I'm on in the old AIM right now. GOnna see if I can log into the new AIM at the same time, just out of curiosity.
Varda Valar: Be interesting. We can have both?
Eonwe Valar: Got new AIM up too. I imagine this'd be interesting.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Two Eonwes in a room?
Varda Valar: *universe tilts*
Eonwe Valar: Yes, just download the new one from the website. I have windows 10, and while it didn't let me choose a folder to install to, it did install to a different folder automatically.
Varda Valar: So not just updating the old one. Giving us a new one. Thanks.
Eonwe Valar: I can't quite test the new AIm solo though.
Varda Valar: We're here now. Have at it. :-)
Eonwe Valar: Yeah, don't use the update option in the old AIM.
Varda Valar: Problem with it?
Eonwe Valar: No, you just don't want to risk replacing the one we use until we can no longer use it, heh.
Varda Valar: o ok
Eonwe Valar: Arien did that last week.
Eonwe Valar: Glad to see she made it back though :}
Ar-Pharazon-V: Yes, got the old version back?
Varda Valar: Oops. Thought I uploaded the News with the time change. Now up, belatedly.
Eonwe Valar: I can make some comments on the new AIM during the meeting if preferred, or make them right now.
Varda Valar: We can do it in Membership
Varda Valar: Did you need to do any more experiments?
Eonwe Valar: I need to test someone or someones being in the new AIM and inviting to one of the new groups. Inviting myself isn't quite the same.
Varda Valar: o ok.
Varda Valar: Who is using the new AIM? You can make a room with another name and invte Eonwe there. See what happens.
Arien V: yeah when i turned the computer back on it said something went wrong with the installation and reinstalled it from the old installation file and after that it worke
Arien V: worked
Ar-Pharazon-V: Great!
Varda Valar: Good to know.
Varda Valar: Ok, let's get this stone rolling.before we gather moss.

Varda Valar: Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo!
Varda Valar: Membership:
Varda Valar: People who made it into the chat room are Arien, Ar-Pharazon, Eonwe, Erkenbrand, Lenwe, and Varda
Varda Valar: Which version are you using? Old or new?
Varda Valar: old
Ar-Pharazon-V: old
Ar-Pharazon-V: I always go old until old works no more
Eonwe Valar: old to be here, but have new up.
Varda Valar: (asking everyone)
Varda Valar: Eonwe, you had some comments on the AIM?
Eonwe Valar: Aye.
Ar-Pharazon-V: I'll throw in a computer thing for membership when it's my turn, I think.
Eonwe Valar: First, looks like with the new AIM, chat is automatically logged/stored on AIM's server. You can choose to also have it automatically save to your computer.
Eonwe Valar: For private messages (1-on-1 chat) you can choose to be "off the record" in which case the chat won't be loggable on participant computers, but doesn't guarantee AIM isn't logging it.
Arien V: i think this is the old one
Eonwe Valar: For group chat, there's no "off the record" option.
Varda Valar: (options/help and feedback/about AIM for version)
Eonwe Valar: I'd prefer an actual saveable option to make a copy of chat to a file/location of my choosing, but meeting transcripts can still be drawn from the chat log from one's computer.
Eonwe Valar: If you have it set to record them to your computer.
Varda Valar: Does it have a way to save it without timestamps?
Eonwe Valar: It'll save everything as one long chunk in a file.
Eonwe Valar: I don't think I saw an option for timestamps in either direction, one sec.
Eonwe Valar: Hmm, you choose relative or exact time.
Varda Valar: The other problem we had was it was saving in tables, each person a different row.
Eonwe Valar: That only matters if you're going in to clean up code, hehe.
Varda Valar: I've been trying to put up a clean (to the eye) transcript.
Eonwe Valar: Private messages at least look like now every entry has their own table row instead of full table, better way to code it. Don't know what a group chat's code would look like but don't imagine they'd do it differently.
Varda Valar: We'll figure something out. :-)
Eonwe Valar: The code looks cleaner to me.
Varda Valar: It made extra spaces, lines, double names, such funness.
Ar-Pharazon-V: I was just getting the hang of this transcript... ;-)
Varda Valar: heh
Eonwe Valar: So take that for what you will.
Eonwe Valar: About group chat:
Eonwe Valar: What I know here is from reading rather than testing at this point, as I haven't had a chance to try this yet. Looks like there should be a way to name it. Arien did try to invite me to a group chat in the new AIM last week, but I couldn't view it from the old AIM of course.
Eonwe Valar: *She was in the new AIM, I was in the old AIM
Varda Valar: (old AIM
Eonwe Valar: If I understand, once you're part of the group chat, you can stay in that group chat indefinitely. Whether or not that means you have access to what was said in chat before you log into new AIM, I don't know, since AIM is logging the chat on their end anyway. It's something that would need testing
Eonwe Valar: But that part has potential, if you can just automatically join the meeting channel and be part of the fun without having to rejoin every time you log in.
Arien V: yes thats what i am running too atm
Eonwe Valar: So that's what I know right now about it.
Eonwe Valar: I cede the floor back to Varda.
Varda Valar: Thank you for your digging!
Varda Valar: Any other membership news?

Varda Valar: In good news, I should be back on the internet regularly again, now that the house is leveled and we have plumbing. :-)
Eonwe Valar: Congrats :}
Varda Valar: Dis is back, in pain, but comes to LotRO again. Welcome back!
Ar-Pharazon-V: ..Leveled? :-)
Varda Valar: and thanks
Ar-Pharazon-V: Ah yes, I had some "membership" like news.
Varda Valar: Means the house foundation has been put straight instead of crooked. Caused the house to have a bunch of cracks and other fun stuff we're fixing.
Varda Valar: Go ahead, Arien
Ar-Pharazon-V: Arien goes first? :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: And yes, but "leveled" can also mean "destroyed until it's level with the ground" ;-)
Varda Valar: True
Varda Valar: Sorry, Phar, go ahead
Ar-Pharazon-V: Right!

Ar-Pharazon-V: Last week for flashgaming I mentioned Firefox dropping Java and Unity, which not only affects games, but also other computer and internet stuff, since other major browsers had already done it.
Ar-Pharazon-V: I'll just mention, though, that you can switch Firefox to a different update-line, so to speak, called Firefox ESR, which should still carry support for at least another year.
Ar-Pharazon-V: It definitely works for me, so if anyone's got trouble with that, go for it!
Ar-Pharazon-V: It sets your version back a few numbers though, so make sure you've got the right one.
Ar-Pharazon-V: And that's that tidbit :-)
Varda Valar: Thank you. Some members have reported problems, appreciate the fix!

Varda Valar: Any other membership news?
Varda Valar: Eonwe's experiment is going well. The new AIM can invite old ones.

Arien V: uhm  i ve got holidays coming up nextr weak]]
Arien V: 2 weeks
Ar-Pharazon-V: Nice! Going somewhere?
Varda Valar: Does that mean we see more or less of you?
Varda Valar: Spring Break in our area, one week.
Arien V: hehe no i wont go away actuallly
Arien V: just staying at home gaming away ^^
Ar-Pharazon-V: Yay for gaming holidays!
Varda Valar: Huzzah! *drags you to LotRO*
Arien V: yeah :-P i am going to mention that in gaming news hehe .. i was quite often last wek :-)
Varda Valar: Nice :-)
Varda Valar: Any other membership news?

Ar-Pharazon-V (ArPharazonV) has entered the room.
Varda Valar (VardaValar1) has entered the room.
Arien V (AriehnV) has entered the room.
Erkenbrand  has entered the room.
Eonwe Valar (Eonwe Valar) has entered the room.
Lenwe has entered the room.

Arien V: trhere he is again
Ar-Pharazon-V: Back, lost internet for a while.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Last thing I saw was..

Ar-Pharazon-V: Arien V: yeah :-P i am going to mention that in gaming news hehe .. i was quite often last wek :-)
Varda Valar: Nice :-)
Varda Valar: Any other membership news?

Varda Valar: Arien V
    met up with Helm earlier on doing some timewalking on my hunter
Varda Valar
    Now we get him to send in a poem, article, story, etc. ^^
    Any sign of Fladrif?
ArPharazon-V (ArPharazonV) has left the room.
Varda Valar
    And we lost our transcript saver.
    We'll give him a second
ArPharazon-V (ArPharazonV) has entered the room.
Arien V
    trhere he is again
    Back, lost internet for a while.
    Last thing I saw was

Arien V: i mentioned that i met Helm earlier on and was doing a bit timewalking with him
Ar-Pharazon-V: Alright, now it should go in the transcript, sort of ;-)
Varda Valar: yay for workarounds

Varda Valar: Web:
Varda Valar: Tolkien Site / events / Timeline
Varda Valar: some additions to Third Age, much more to do, maybe break up the page since it will be such a long scroll too.
Ar-Pharazon-V: (Also, Fladrif not been online in about 2 weeks)
Varda Valar:
Varda Valar: Hope he's doing ok.

Varda Valar: Gaming:
Varda Valar: All yours, Eonwe :-)
Eonwe Valar: Thanks :}

Eonwe Valar: Lord of the Rings Online:
Eonwe Valar: There will be downtime for the LotRO game and websites on Wednesday, March 15th.

Eonwe Valar: World of Warcraft:
Eonwe Valar: There was a VoD Q&A this week on PvP in Legion. See more info and where to watch it here.
Eonwe Valar: Speaking of PvP, the current season is ending soon.
Eonwe Valar: Check out the latest hotfixes.

Eonwe Valar: Diablo 3:
Eonwe Valar: Updates were made to the PTR patch notes. (not any huge ones)

Eonwe Valar: Starcraft 2:
Eonwe Valar: Patch 3.11 is out.
Eonwe Valar: We also got a balance update.

Eonwe Valar: Heroes of the Storm:
Eonwe Valar: A new patch is up on the PTR.
Eonwe Valar: For those who haven't completed the 15 games required for the current event going, remember that ends March 14th. You need to get those games in now.
Eonwe Valar: You get a mount in both Heroes of the Storm and in WoW, so it's worth it in my opinion.
Eonwe Valar: The next event coming is for those who haven't got Cho'Gall yet. If you don't have him already, you'll have a chance to get him. All you have to do is pair up with someone who has the hero already, play the head your partner doesn't, and win twice.

Eonwe Valar: Hearthstone:
Eonwe Valar: A new blog is out: E. Malone's Expedition Journal - Week One.

Eonwe Valar: Overwatch:
Eonwe Valar: Check out the new digital comic: "Binary".
Varda Valar: (Phar, a comic for you!)

Eonwe Valar: WoW Lothar: Crossed paths with Nob this week, while I was up too late trying to get my hidden skin for my Ashbringer, heh.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Overwatch lore is not my thing, but thanks :-P
Eonwe Valar: Thus ends my gaming news.
Varda Valar: Thank you, Eonwe. :-)

Varda Valar: In LotRO,
Varda Valar: the featured instance this last week has been Sari-surma.
Varda Valar: Buried Treasure Event: March 9 to 13
Varda Valar: Kinmates seen online this past week in the kin itself:
Varda Valar: Any other gaming news? Kinmate sightings not already mentioned?
Arien V: uhm i got level 90 with my guardian :-)
Arien V: and got in the Epic book just before Helm deep
Varda Valar: Grats :-)
Arien V: I got a couple of achievements and titles from that ... lbut i forgot which ^^

Varda Valar: Elwing's computer is still in boxes. Maybe she'll let us help her with it sometime.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Always tough when you have more titles than you can keep track of.
Varda Valar: Luckily they have a listing. :-)

Varda Valar: We are running a lot of experimental channels, May be slowing our chat up a bit, pardon.
Varda Valar: Any other general gaming news?

Varda Valar: StarCraft/BroodWar with Fangorn and Varda

Eonwe Valar: Logged out of WoW before remembering to check who had been on during the week, heh.
Varda Valar: Happens. :-)
Varda Valar: Any other general gaming news, business, requests?
Varda Valar: suggestions?

Varda Valar: Tolkien:
Varda Valar: Whisper me if you have any more Tolkien topics or suggestions that you'd like to have brought up. Meanwhile:
Varda Valar: What contributed to the treachery of Saruman, and what treacherous acts can we come up with?
Varda Valar: To leave the extra chat rooms, click the room, an x shows up, and click the x.
Varda Valar: Who is present in this chat room? Type Manwe
Varda Valar: Manwe
Ar-Pharazon-V: Manwe
Arien V: Manwe
Ar-Pharazon-V: I had to let Eonwe kick me out - just closing the window dragged me back in when someone spoke, IM style.
Varda Valar: Same here.
Eonwe Valar: Manwe

Varda Valar: What contributed to the treachery of Saruman, and what treacherous acts can we come up with?
Varda Valar: (He made AIM?)
Eonwe Valar: Well, Saruman's jealousy of Gandalf probably played a part.
Eonwe Valar: Saruman thought he should lead every effort, Galadriel put forward Gandalf to head the White Council, and Gandalf probably would've been it if he had't refused. But that isn't treachery yet :}
Ar-Pharazon-V: He was also jealous of Gandalf openly smoking pipeweed while he felt he had to do it in secret.
Varda Valar: Also, before the Istari even left Valinor, Saruman saw a hint that Gandalf was actually the main. For instance, Elbereth commenting that Gandalf was not the least.
Varda Valar: Then Galadriel's wanting Gandalf to lead the White Council.
Ar-Pharazon-V: I never quite got the idea that Saruman cared very much about the people (or wildlife, like Radagast) in Middle-Earth, being more focused on the acquisition of power in the fight against Sauron instead.
Eonwe Valar: Ladies and gentlemen, I must be off. Take care, good night, sleep well, and have fun :}
Ar-Pharazon-V: Namarie!
Arien V: Namarie , Eonwe :-)
Eonwe Valar (Eonwe Valar) has left the room.
Varda Valar: Namarie Eonwe
Varda Valar: What were some of Saruman's acts of treachery?
Ar-Pharazon-V: Researching the Rings while pretending the big one had drifted away, working together with Sauron...
Ar-Pharazon-V: raising an army of orcs
Varda Valar: He looked into the palantir and Sauron saw him on the palantir of Ithil, making him lose hope and try to work with him. This was due to a deep study of ring lore. This led to hope of making rings of power of his own
Ar-Pharazon-V: Keeping Gandalf captive.
Varda Valar: True
Varda Valar: Spying on Gandalf, learning about his iinterest in the Shire and the guard of Rangers, and its doubling.
Arien V: well Sauron kind of tried to make him believe he was working for himself i think
Arien V: but the warmongfering played right into his hands
Varda Valar: Aye. And that too was a treacherous move, trying to set himself up as a lord instead of advisor.
Varda Valar: How about walking around disguised as an old man, spying?
Varda Valar: and what he did to Fangorn Forest?
Ar-Pharazon-V: Well, Gandalf walked around as an old man, inquiring... spying's just sneakier.
Ar-Pharazon-V: But chopping down Fangorn Forest wasn't very nice!
Arien V: and that he tried to pretend he was a friend and just was spying .. maybe he was people to make believe he was Gandalf even
Ar-Pharazon-V: Ah, impersonating someone else is a bit treacherous too.
Ar-Pharazon-V: But Gandalf got him back, by also wearing white, in the end!
Varda Valar: heh
Varda Valar: Not telling the White Council what was really going on, never repeinting and letting them know.
Varda Valar: Part of his problem was despair.
Varda Valar: And how about getting the Blue Wizards out of the way?
Arien V: do you think he sent them away?
Varda Valar: He took them to the east and they never came back where they might stop him
Varda Valar: Fangorn-Valar mentions imprisoning Gandalf in the tower
Varda Valar: Collecting all those humans into an army to attack Rohan
Varda Valar: Using his Valar knowledge for such weapons as black powder
Ar-Pharazon-V: Attacking Rohan.
Varda Valar: well, Maia knowledge
Varda Valar: Aye
Arien V: breding Orcs and humans into Uruk - Hai
Varda Valar: Aye
Varda Valar: Bribing Grima, maybe giving him a bit of his Voice power.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Keeping Grima oppressed even to the very end, making him do terrible things.
Varda Valar: Aye
Varda Valar: Taking over the Shire
Arien V: refusing Frodos offer of mercy
Arien V: to Grima .. and to himself .. if I remember right
Arien V: did he accept the tobavcco  frodo offered him? i forgot
Ar-Pharazon-V: I think he refused it? It might've been Merry's, actually.
Varda Valar: Frodo said he knew of nothing wrong that Grima had done, and Saruman told of Grima's killing and eating Lotho, to force him to leave with Saruman.
Varda Valar: Don't think Saruman wanted to be alone.
Varda Valar: and that's when Grima snapped. Lost his chance for a peaceful life.
Varda Valar: The tobacco was either Merry or Pippins, likely Merry, aye.
Ar-Pharazon-V: *snort* Merry Pippins
Varda Valar: He took the pouch too, I think. More treachery
Varda Valar: with Lobelia's umbrella?
Ar-Pharazon-V: Yep :-D
Varda Valar:     *picks up a hammer floating on a tiny cloud in the shelf*
    *the cloud rains on the hammerpad*
    *a tink sound from the hammerpad as it raises an umbrella*
    *tiny silver spoons fall out of the umbrella*
    *the hammerpad turns pink*
    *I return the giggling hammer to the shelf*

Varda Valar: We can continue the Tolkien chat if we think of something more, or other free chat. :-)
Arien V: *shines on the rain on the umbrella * .. the rain breaks into many colors and a rainborm forms
Varda Valar: ohhh

Ar-Pharazon-V: Amazingly, googling Merry Pippins lets me know the idea is not a unique one ;-)
Varda Valar: heh
Varda Valar: o noes. Wound up surfing H and LotR humor
Ar-Pharazon-V: haha
Varda Valar: just going to MerryPippins and Pinterest... doomed. See you next week.
Ar-Pharazon-V: I don't have a Pinterest account, apparently, so I can't go much further on that :-)
Varda Valar: I don't either
Varda Valar: Random facts:
Varda Valar:
Varda Valar: and a ton of related pins at the bottom.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Yep, I get a pop-up that I need to sign up first.
Lenwe: funny, I didn't get the pop up
Varda Valar: Lenwe, heya :-)
Varda Valar: I didn't get a pop up
Lenwe: Oh yeah, aiya ;)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Aiya!
Varda Valar: Didn't have to have a pinterest account.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Maybe it's because I'm in Europe?
Varda Valar: You're being mistreated.
Varda Valar: Maybe so.

Lenwe: Speaking of random facts, I found a Newsweek special edition on Tolkien in the grocery last week. It has some beautiful photos of the countryside Tolkein used as inspiration for Middle Earth
Varda Valar: Sounds fantastic
[note: Newsweek links added into the transcript by Varda]

Ar-Pharazon-V: Personal gaming report time!
Varda Valar: Fire away

Ar-Pharazon-V: Flashgaming! 3 games this week.
Ar-Pharazon-V: First one is a pixel platformer at where you're a person making your way through levels, later picking up a crowbar with which you can hit sewer rats, bats and other enemies. Simple enough, plenty of checkpoints. Easy to die but limitless lives. Though you can unlock a secret cutscene by finishing each individual level without dying or without killing anything. But I've not attempted that yet myself :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Doesn't seem to be much plot, but it's still fun.
Ar-Pharazon-V: is the second game, another platformer where you get to choose 3 abilities to make it through a platform level, so there's also some puzzling and experimentation involved.
Ar-Pharazon-V: is the third! Fun castle defense game, with upgrades, gotten with experience you get even when failing a level, so you'll get there eventually :-) Buy stronger units, upgrade them, collect mana faster.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Advice: Do not select the permanent mana pool upgrades in the upgrade window. It just makes it more expensive to upgrade in the level while gimping the mana regen you get when you upgrade your mana in-level.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Buying permanent mana regen, though, is very useful :-)
Arien V: right .. its time to bed for me tho :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Namarie!
Arien V: .. i have to give in for tonight
Arien V: Namarie :-)
Varda Valar: Namarie Arien
Arien V: :-)
Arien V (AriehnV) has left the room.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Blizzard gaming!
Ar-Pharazon-V: Hearthstone: Just building up on all classes again. This week's brawl was another Heroic Tavern Brawl, which is basically just a really expensive arena run with really good rewards if you're good enough. Which I'm not. So I didn't do it.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Diablo 3: Finished chapter 4 of the season journey, yay! With just under a week to spare before the season ends.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Was easier than last season, and pretty much breezed through the last 2 chapters. It helped that early on, I found a few legendary items that, although low level, were quite excellent when put into Kanai's Cube, and supplemented this season's free Crusader set brilliantly.
Ar-Pharazon-V: I wish I was that lucky every season ;-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Heroes of the Storm: Not much news. Old heroes brawl again, garden arena. Not something I cared to repeat.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Found myself with nearly 200k gold, so decided to spend 10k on a golden rooster. Contrary to the heroes, which you can buy any time and only tend to get cheaper over time, the gold-bought mounts come at a fixed price and go away after a while. So if I want to collect stuff... I might as well get those.
Ar-Pharazon-V: WoW:
Ar-Pharazon-V: Many things! Starting with this week's weekly quest, the first Pandaria timewalk event.
Ar-Pharazon-V: I'd indeed done my math well, and was able to buy the mount, both pets and the 500-badge toy, the Portable Yak Wash, in the first week. Just missing the box of puppies, but seeing as that's not a toy right now, I'm not in a hurry to get it. And the event will be back anyway.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Other than that, I've pretty much gotten all the unique rewards from all the timewalk vendors already, and I suppose my druid can start saving for the inevitable Warlords of Draenor timewalk coming in the next as-yet unannounced expansion, while both high-level alts can start spending their timewarp badges on upgrading my many heirlooms.
Ar-Pharazon-V: I also got a third pet, the Sunborne Val'kyr, after getting exalted with Valarjar and maxing out the reputation there at 999/1000. Pets only require revered, but I figured I'd buy all the rewards in one go when I got to the end.
Ar-Pharazon-V: It also got me a new toy and a bunch of leatherworking rank 3 patterns.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Since then I've also gotten exalted with the Nightfallen (unlocking yet another achievement, and the 7th piece of the class set) and the Wardens. Though those are not at 999 yet so I've not bought their stuff yet :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: 3 factions to go!
Ar-Pharazon-V: Not much raiding news, no new bosses killed, but I've gotten a few upgrades there, including 2 more trait points on my guardian artifact, which is slowly progressing through the final 20-point trait which doesn't actually do much per point, just 1% extra armor.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Does very little for my overall mitigation at this point ;-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: World quests continuing, though I'm almost out of new ones I've not done yet, so it's practically all emissary quests, profession quests, and the occasional pet battle quest. I've now done every single pet battle quest at least once except for the 2 master tamers in Suramar which I have not unlocked yet.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Speaking of pet battles, Family Familiar still progressing: I've finished the Critter achievement, which means I'm halfway through all 10, and have finished getting all 10 fights done with one of the pet tamers, Xorvasc, so I don't need to bother with him anymore unless he gives pet charms.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Pet-leveling for said achievement is also progressing, with only 4 pets left to max out. But they are still relatively low level, so it will still take a few weeks I suspect.
Ar-Pharazon-V: Ultimately I want to not only finish the overall achievement, but also beat every pet master with each family, so Xorvasc is just the first ;-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Finally, old appearances!
Ar-Pharazon-V: Picked up a few during the Pandaria timewalks, including a fancy blue and yellow cloak which really makes my guardian set flow together with a few adaptations, so I've added it.
Ar-Pharazon-V: As for the systematic dungeon farming, I've gotten one more item from Ahn'Qiraj, so only 2 more to go there. I've also cleared heroic Mana Tombs and am now working on Normal Auchenai Crypts. Slowly working my way through the Burning Crusade expansion!
Ar-Pharazon-V: And that's my report for this week.
Varda Valar: Thank you, Phar

Varda Valar: Nar says he's back from an SF convention.
Varda Valar: Got to see his favorite author, Glen Cook. :-)
Ar-Pharazon-V: Oh, grats to him!
Lenwe: Nice!

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Varda Valar: Namarie
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Lenwe: Turning off the monitor for the night :) Namarie, Phar
Ar-Pharazon-V: Namarie!
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