Valar Guild

April 30, 2023 Sunday Meeting

5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Valar Guild/meeting_place

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Transcript work by Varda.
[times are Central Time from Varda's Discord. Add one hour for Eastern, which is Valar time and LotRO /servertime.]

Attending (and typed): (7)

rien, Ar-Pharazon, Eonwe, Falco, Pallando, Sandalf, Varda (presiding)
Meeting begins
Membership news:

    Lord of the Rings Online, World of Warcraft, Diablo 4, Diablo Immortal, more LotRO 
    Topic: Question: Merry and Pippin lost their Barrow-down swords when the Orcs grabbed them, as the two heroic hobbits decoyed for Frodo and Sam. Yet later in the story, they both have their swords (knives to Big Folk) and use them heroically. How did this happen?
    RP: posting on our group forum story, from Arien for the Frali character.
    (non) Flashgaming Reviews (plus) by Ar-Pharazon. Includes Blizzard games.



Eonwë Valar — 04/28/2023 7:05 PM
You know, I don't think I've ever actually gone into the Mathom House in LotRO until now.

April 29, 2023

Varda — 04/29/2023 7:04 PM
Yay, you made it!
Checked out the fun weapon cosmetics there? Frying pan for the weapon slot. : )

April 30, 2023

Varda — Yesterday at 3:55 PM
6 minute warning : )

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 3:55 PM
siren activates

Varda — Yesterday at 3:58 PM

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 3:59 PM
ello ^^

Varda — Yesterday at 3:59 PM
Hiya Sunshine : )

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 3:59 PM
Time is running out. T-ti-ti-time is running out ♪
Aiya Arien

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 4:00 PM
time 's up !
(  you ve been wishing your life away)

Varda — Yesterday at 4:00 PM
My phone did the siren thingy. smashes phone by cough accident
[4:01 PM]
We wish a fish!

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 4:01 PM
so juicy and sweet

Varda — Yesterday at 4:01 PM
@Bounder Huzzah! Valar Guild meets up to yatter, er make erudite discussions!
[4:01 PM]
: )

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:02 PM
When Varda asks favor of a fish, tis hard to decipher her true wish. She often seeks a lordly dish, to put upon her table.

Varda — Yesterday at 4:02 PM
@Guild-friend Valar Guild meeting time, for saying hi, chatting gaming and Tolkien, or even lurking!
Really? O good! Thought I'd have to create it!

Eonwë Valar — Yesterday at 4:03 PM
Someone's feeling rhymey today, hehe.

Varda — Yesterday at 4:03 PM
Ever wonder why all those Vanyar hang around Taniquetil? We have a really nice dining hall with a lot of courses of all sorts of food!

Eonwë Valar — Yesterday at 4:03 PM
And heya.

Varda — Yesterday at 4:03 PM
He is, hehe

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:03 PM
Aiya Eonwe

Varda — Yesterday at 4:03 PM
Aiya Eonwe! The no long Lost Vala!
He passed Herald a long time ago. : )

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:03 PM
Hard to resist quoting Mists of Pandaria's talking fish.

Varda — Yesterday at 4:04 PM
We're a gaming group, no need to pull back!

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:04 PM

Varda — Yesterday at 4:04 PM
Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo!


Hi from Sauron and Fangorn who are helping finish up the big ol' dinner I started. : )  Both excellent cooks!

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 4:04 PM
Aiya eonwe

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:05 PM
Aiya Sauron and Fangorn!

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 4:05 PM
aiya sauron and Fangorn !

Varda — Yesterday at 4:05 PM
Any other fabulous news from the Membership? : )

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:06 PM
Fladrif last online 10 hours ago!

Varda — Yesterday at 4:06 PM
Ah hah! A wild Sandalf appears!

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:06 PM
Aiya Sandalf

Varda — Yesterday at 4:06 PM
Yay Ent : )

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 4:06 PM
I ve  seen Helm online  a few days ago

Varda — Yesterday at 4:06 PM
Here's hoping someday he'll have a computer that lets him join n
O good for Helm!
My computer gets hot after a while, hisses too. Dell laptop of ancient age.

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 4:06 PM
Yes! I just got 72 beet seeds in their little starter pots, and got 7 Brandywine Tomatoes into larger pots. We had snow on Thursday morning, but my plants are outside soaking up the sun on the beautiful 79 degree F day!

Varda — Yesterday at 4:07 PM
That's wonderful, Sandalf!
[4:07 PM]
Seems as if it jumps from Spring to Summer in a nano-second.
Varda — Yesterday at 4:07 PM
That's wonderful, Sandalf!
[4:07 PM]
Seems as if it jumps from Spring to Summer in a nano-second.

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 4:07 PM
Aiya All! Sorry...i forgot to start with a greeting.

Varda — Yesterday at 4:08 PM
We went from unseasonably chilly to currently 85F
[4:08 PM]
greets Sandalf

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 4:08 PM
It is Spring. Der Fruehling!

Varda — Yesterday at 4:08 PM
Any other membership news? Other than my little potted garlic plants making ridiculoulsly long leaves?
[4:09 PM]
Peppers gave us a harvest already.
Tomatoes are keeling over, so some misses there.

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 4:10 PM
Are they inside or outside? (Tomatoes)

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:10 PM
Gots me a birthday next saturday!

Varda — Yesterday at 4:10 PM
Ohh, birthday

Varda — Yesterday at 4:10 PM

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 4:10 PM
Maybe not enough water? [Note from Varda: had just had another heavy rain. Some plants are suffering from insufficient drainage.]
85 sounds pretty warm to me...

Varda — Yesterday at 4:10 PM
The aloe vera is growing like mad in a terrarium, and a batch of others are growing outside trying to take over the world.
[4:11 PM]
Ton of mulch helps but doesn't cover all bases.

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:11 PM
And while that's my real birthday, I also had a WoW anniversary this week... 18 years of WoW, as well as Calaron/druid/baer

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 4:11 PM
Ar - did you already get our presents or will you be getting your present on your birthday...I am not sure I understand the tense of your message.
I mean "your presents"

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:12 PM
My presentses. Not sure I've specified any... but I should be getting em next saturday if there are any
[4:12 PM]
I'll buy myself Diablo 4 as well as a sorta birthday gift thing, though I would have otherwise anyway.

Falco — Yesterday at 4:12 PM

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:12 PM

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 4:12 PM

Varda — Yesterday at 4:13 PM
Falco, aiya!
[4:13 PM]
But it's a nice excuse. : )

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 4:13 PM
aiya falco

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:13 PM
It is

Varda — Yesterday at 4:14 PM
Falco has been working away with his new character on Crickhollow. He'll pass me again soon. : )

Falco — Yesterday at 4:14 PM

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:14 PM
Don't be hasty!

Varda — Yesterday at 4:14 PM
Speaking of, I've been trying to get set to move a few characters from Shadowfax to Crickhollow when the transfers are free.

Falco — Yesterday at 4:14 PM
[Game Board:]

Varda — Yesterday at 4:15 PM
But may just use them to carry stuff over and delete. Too may there already.
[4:15 PM]
Falco? What is that cool looking gameboard?

Falco — Yesterday at 4:16 PM
Modular Gaming Table.  I can expand it to 3' x 9'

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 4:16 PM
It almost looks as if your right hand is making the Venusian sign of greeting, a la Spock.

Falco — Yesterday at 4:16 PM
It's my DnD table

Varda — Yesterday at 4:16 PM
O wow!
We're in a Pathfinder 5.0 rules set with Eberron world game at the moment.

Falco — Yesterday at 4:17 PM
My wife is making me go get Ice Cream...  I will be back later!

Eonwë Valar — Yesterday at 4:17 PM
An important quest, hehe.

Varda — Yesterday at 4:17 PM
yay ice cream!

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 4:17 PM
yummy ice cream brinvg me one too will ya

Varda — Yesterday at 4:17 PM
May your quest be greatly rewarded.

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 4:17 PM
What flavor?

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 4:18 PM

Varda — Yesterday at 4:18 PM
Maybe he'll tell us after he's back.
er, what?

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 4:18 PM
and mint with chocolate yummy

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:18 PM
pandaren voice Slow down! Life is to be flavoured!

Varda — Yesterday at 4:18 PM
So many flavorssss!

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 4:19 PM
oh stracciatella is vanilla ice cream with chocolate bits in it

Varda — Yesterday at 4:19 PM
Sounds great! tosses in some honey and pecans too

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 4:19 PM
Black cherry ice cream with chocolate bits, real raspberries, a few pecans and almonds mixed in...heaven on earth.

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 4:20 PM
sounds lovely

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 4:20 PM
Krogers has it, on rare occasions...or something very close.

Varda — Yesterday at 4:20 PM
We are having fried Brussels sprouts, stir fry, and caulitaters with other stuff. May not be room for ice cream but we can read Sandalf's description just to add poundage.

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 4:21 PM
caulitaters? hmm whats that precioussss?

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:21 PM
Are those cauliflower potatoes?

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 4:21 PM
Are the Brussels sprouts breaded first?

Varda — Yesterday at 4:21 PM
Hack up cauliflower to pebbly bits, [Note: cook in butter and brown it], add same stuff as for taters, and chow down. Great for diabetics. : )
[4:22 PM]
Can be but we don't. We have a ton of stuff on the sprouts. Garlic, onion, peppers, and some Parmesan dusted over.

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 4:22 PM
sounds great stuff
can i come by :D?

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 4:23 PM
Maybe we could all meet at your house for dinner some Sunday...your food sounds too good to be true.

Varda — Yesterday at 4:23 PM
Lots of pepper.
Come on over!

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:23 PM
So pretty much everything to obscure the taste of the sprouts?

Eonwë Valar — Yesterday at 4:23 PM
I don't know if Varda wants to prepare dinner for 100? :}

Varda — Yesterday at 4:23 PM
Nope. The sprouts are just a little crunchy and delicious. I even like them raw as a snack.
Welcome to Taniquetil. : )

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 4:23 PM
I was just thinking of the regulars at our SUnday meetings....

Varda — Yesterday at 4:24 PM
We have lurkers. ; )

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 4:24 PM
Silent they are...

Varda — Yesterday at 4:24 PM
Had a few say they can't type fast enough to keep up - I try to tell them it's ok, just chime in late.
[4:25 PM]

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 4:25 PM
oh i know the feeling ^^

Varda — Yesterday at 4:25 PM
: )
[4:25 PM]


[4:26 PM]
Stuff has been going on, but I've been neglecting my end for real life goings on, sorry about that. Hope to catch up.
Eonwe, any web comments?
[4:27 PM]
I think he's getting set for his report. : )



Eonwë Valar — Yesterday at 4:27 PM
Nothing to comment on right now, no.

Varda — Yesterday at 4:28 PM
okie dokie. But I know you have a pile of webwork done putting your Games Site news up. Fire when ready!

Eonwë Valar — Yesterday at 4:28 PM

Lord of the Rings Online:
Update 35.1.1 came out this week. ---
    The Lord of the Rings Online
    Update 35.1.1 Release Notes
    Here are the release notes for Update 35.1.1, released on Wednesday, April 26th, 2023.

[4:28 PM]

World of Warcraft:
This week's bonus event: Battlegrounds.

Turbulent Timeways: Burning Crusade Timewalking is going.

See what's available at the Trading Post in May. ---
    World of Warcraft
    The Trading Post is in Full Bloom for May - WoW
    New items are in full bloom at the Trading Post for the month of May. You’re bound to find something new to add to your collection.

Varda — Yesterday at 4:28 PM
Turtle? : )

Eonwë Valar — Yesterday at 4:29 PM
(There's also a mechanical pet named Pippin in that mix of stuff, heh.)

Varda — Yesterday at 4:29 PM

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:29 PM
Heh, yes, gotta get Pippin...

Eonwë Valar — Yesterday at 4:29 PM
The turtle's the reward for doing all the stuff for the month. I try to do that, so hopefully there'll be enough for me to do to fill out the bar.

Varda — Yesterday at 4:30 PM
You must have Fastitocalon! go go!

Eonwë Valar — Yesterday at 4:30 PM
Check out these blogs for the coming content update:
- Embers of Neltharion Goes Live May 2 ---
- Dragonflight: Embers of Neltharion Content Update Notes ---
    World of Warcraft
    Dragonflight: Embers of Neltharion Content Update Notes - WoW
    Dragonflight: Embers of Neltharion arrives to World of Warcraft on May 2!

[4:31 PM]
- Embers of Neltharion Upgrade System Overview ---
    World of Warcraft
    Embers of Neltharion Upgrade System Overview - WoW
    Get an overview of the new Embers of Neltharion Upgrade System arriving with Dragonflight Season 2 and set yourself up for success in the latest content update.

[4:31 PM]
Check out This Week in WoW. ---
    World of Warcraft
    This Week in WoW: April 24, 2023 - WoW
    Each week we’ll look ahead to what’s in store for World of Warcraft, share the latest news, and keep you in the know byte by byte.
    Here’s what is in the queue this week as we draw closer to the release of Embers of Neltharion the week of May 2.

[4:31 PM]
Check out Blues News. ---
    World of Warcraft
    Blues News: April 28, 2023 - WoW
    Stay up to date with World of Warcraft when you join us each week as we round up some of the latest top blue posts and discussions.

[4:31 PM]

Diablo 4:
A new blog is out, showing, among other things, minimum, moderate, and high-end spec requirements. Check it out. ---
[4:32 PM]

Diablo Immortal:
Check out the latest bug fixes. ---
    Diablo Immortal Bug Fixes and Patch Notes for All Platforms
    We will continually update this blog with all bug fixes and patches the team implements for Diablo Immortal on all platforms.

[4:32 PM]
That's it for my news, other than in LotRO I've crawled up to lvl 131 this week because I stumbled upon some level-scaling missions in Erebor that forced me to level. (edited)

Varda — Yesterday at 4:33 PM
O noes! : )
They will be raising the top level to 145 I think later on. So feel free to hit 140.

Eonwë Valar — Yesterday at 4:34 PM
Always moving that goalpost, heh.

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:34 PM
Moving the goalposts, eh?

Varda — Yesterday at 4:34 PM
Raiders will hit that in a weekend. ; )

Eonwë Valar — Yesterday at 4:35 PM
Aye, heh.

Varda — Yesterday at 4:35 PM
True any game. : )

Eonwë Valar — Yesterday at 4:36 PM
I remember when I capped in a WoW expansion within a week of launch. That was crazy.

Varda — Yesterday at 4:36 PM

Eonwë Valar — Yesterday at 4:36 PM
I wasn't playing a crazy amount of time, just my normal time, but it happened.

Varda — Yesterday at 4:36 PM
: )
[4:36 PM]

More LotRO:
The Launcher now says the LotRO Anniversary continues until May 15, 2023 /servertime which is Eastern time.
So the goat is within reach!
[4:37 PM]
New: mount Fireworks-laden goat, pet Anniversary Celebration goat, Illumination cosmetics, fireworks. For your war-horse, last year's Crystal Resolve steed's barding is also available for barter.
Mounts including the new goat are bartered for at Bree by tents near the Boar Fountain. The keeper of gifts there has barter exchange. Quests are available near th e Boar Fountain.
The anniversary's main event and token exchange, however, is at the Party Tree at Hobbiton in the Shire with two types of Year quest starters hanging from the tree.

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:37 PM
Fireworks-laden goat? Sounds dangerous.

Varda — Yesterday at 4:37 PM
I"ve been knocking off some of those. : )
[4:38 PM]
Hey! We're gamers! We laugh at danger. Then wipe off the char whilst coughing.
Eriador Year quests can be done by lower level characters, while Year quests are intended for higher level characters.
Year and Eriador Year quests carry-over between years so that we can eventually catch up, maybe.
The Curator is available in-game through May 7th.
(with steeds!)
[4:39 PM]
Mostly I've been sweating Shadowfax that's going to be closing. But think this time I'll transfer seven characters to Crickhollow, unload crafting and cash, and delete all but one or two.

Eonwë Valar — Yesterday at 4:40 PM
Ok, so I've forgotten: is it motes of enchantment or splendour that's better?

Varda — Yesterday at 4:40 PM
Depends on what you want. You may be thinking of embers.
Motes for lower level gear, Embers for top level gear.
And I mean according to the character level.

Eonwë Valar — Yesterday at 4:40 PM
The green ones, the purple ones, then I think the red ones are embers.

Varda — Yesterday at 4:41 PM
Figments are mostly neat looking stuff and mounts and pets.

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 4:42 PM
oops late Diablo news from me   i started a seasonal character last week although i don t know how far i will get with it to be honest after a long time that i haven' t logged there .

Varda — Yesterday at 4:42 PM
Ohh good luck!
[4:42 PM]
Which Diablo?

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 4:42 PM
and i quite enjoyed it and i love the starcraft  toy
[4:42 PM]
Diablo three

Varda — Yesterday at 4:42 PM
: )

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 4:43 PM
its a smal spacehip although i don t know which race ^^

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:43 PM
Hmm, Diablo 4 seasons haven't started yet

Varda — Yesterday at 4:43 PM
Oh, Arien, might consider if you will be wanting to move any of your Shadowfax characters when the time comes.

Eonwë Valar — Yesterday at 4:43 PM
Diablo Immortal has seasons :}

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:43 PM
Ah, ok

Varda — Yesterday at 4:43 PM
Hot, very hot, and call the fire department?

Eonwë Valar — Yesterday at 4:44 PM
Or even Diablo 2 Reusrrected. They've actually got 3 Diablo games running concurrently, and will soon have four. Crazy.

Varda — Yesterday at 4:44 PM
A  bit much. eyes all the versions of LotRO out and hushes

Eonwë Valar — Yesterday at 4:45 PM

Varda — Yesterday at 4:45 PM
Speaking of:
[4:45 PM]




Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:45 PM
Hmm, does Hearthstone count as a Warcraft game...?

Varda — Yesterday at 4:45 PM
I'll pass that question to Eonwe!

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:45 PM
What about Arclight Rumble?

Pallando-Valar — Yesterday at 4:46 PM

Varda — Yesterday at 4:46 PM
If it's a Blizzard game, they are at least semi-related.

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 4:46 PM
Aiya Pallando!

Eonwë Valar — Yesterday at 4:47 PM
Blizzard lumps it under the "Warcraft" brand, but my personal opinion is that the gameplay is different enough from the current other Warcraft game. All the Diablo games running right now play rather similar.
[4:48 PM]
Heya Pallando.

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:48 PM
That's true.

Varda — Yesterday at 4:48 PM
Pallando has a speck of Eve Online news. : )

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:48 PM
I figured they are both based on the Warcraft world and characters, so...

Eonwë Valar — Yesterday at 4:48 PM
So it's not quite comparable.
[4:49 PM]
To me. Now if we had WC2 and WC3 running concurrently, that would be closer.

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:49 PM
To be honest, I guess Arclight Rumble is closer to Warcraft 1-2-3 than WoW is.
[4:49 PM]
Heh, well, isn't Warcraft 2 still "running"? :)

Eonwë Valar — Yesterday at 4:49 PM
I haven't looked enough into Arclight Rumble to form an opinion.
[4:50 PM]
WC3: Reforged, but don't know about WC2.

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:50 PM
Also aiya Pallando

Pallando-Valar — Yesterday at 4:51 PM
EVE news is in a bit of a quiet period. In the Shadow War event, Caldari have completed their research and are looking like they'll complete construction of the Shipcaster very soon (~ 1 week). The other empires are making slow but steady progress on the Relay research.

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:52 PM
Caldari sounds like an alt of mine...

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 4:53 PM
new  name  idea :D?

Pallando-Valar — Yesterday at 4:53 PM
The 20th anniversary event (that's right, it's older than WoW!) begins Tuesday and will run through the 30th of May. It brings with it a unique ship and new event sites to run.

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:53 PM
(too close to )
    World of Warcraft
    Caldarion - Character - WoW
    Caldarion (Argent Dawn) ❮Innovation❯ - 35 Gnome Protection Warrior, 42 ilvl

Varda — Yesterday at 4:54 PM
Older than WoW.

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:54 PM
Hmm, very impressive.

Pallando-Valar — Yesterday at 4:55 PM
We also know that there's something of an expansion coming in June, but details are still scarce. Good money is on it being related to a possible new pirate faction which we saw last year and which is coming back for the 20th anniversary event.

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 4:55 PM
has impressive graphics that game as well ^^ but else just not my reak sttke u fear
not my real style i fear

Pallando-Valar — Yesterday at 4:55 PM
(If the speculation is right, there will finally be a Caldari/Minmatar pirate faction, an oft-noted gap in the lineup)

Varda — Yesterday at 4:56 PM
O good

Pallando-Valar — Yesterday at 4:56 PM
But that does remain just speculation for now.

Varda — Yesterday at 4:56 PM
Space Corsairs next!

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:56 PM
From Space Umbar!

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 4:56 PM
would be a nice  name for a corp eh?

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:56 PM
Or Spacebar for short.

Varda — Yesterday at 4:56 PM
Beware the Ghost Ships.

Pallando-Valar — Yesterday at 4:57 PM
We already have those..
[4:58 PM]
The Shadow Wars are a great time to get introduced to eve, especially with the 20th anniversary coming up! If you get in right now I think you'll still make the cutoff for being etched permanently in the plates on the EVE Monument in Reykjavik.

Varda — Yesterday at 4:58 PM
Now people. Now!

Pallando-Valar — Yesterday at 4:58 PM
    EVE Online
    Join the legends of EVE and etch your legacy  | EVE Online
    Be a part of the EVE Monument in Reykjavik

Varda — Yesterday at 4:58 PM
[4:58 PM]
Count if you're still in the intro? : )

Pallando-Valar — Yesterday at 4:59 PM
As long as you're a subscriber on May 6.

Varda — Yesterday at 4:59 PM
There you go, folks!

Pallando-Valar — Yesterday at 4:59 PM
With that I need to step out. But contact me etc etc.

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 4:59 PM
right  Namare Pallando
[5:00 PM]
good  luck with whatever you are up to

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 5:00 PM

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 5:00 PM
and i have to fly too i fear :/ Seven o  clock start tomorrow
[5:01 PM]
Frali post in the rp tho ^^

Varda — Yesterday at 5:01 PM
Thanks Arien!
[5:01 PM]


Tolkien, belatedly:

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 5:01 PM
Namarie Frali!

Varda — Yesterday at 5:01 PM
I have heard it said that there might be a plot hole in the Lord of the Rings.
Of course it wasn't one, but I'm also betting you guys can plug the "hole" fast!
Merry and Pippin lost their Barrow-down swords when the Orcs grabbed them, as the two heroic hobbits decoyed for Frodo and Sam.
[5:02 PM]
Yet later in the story, they both have their swords (knives to Big Folk) and use them heroically.
How did this happen?

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 5:02 PM
Hmm, at first guess, they found them in the stores at Isengard.
They might also have taken them when escaping into Fangorn.
[5:03 PM]
Or they got new ones from their new human commanders.

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 5:03 PM
the orcs found  them when they searched them but could not  be touched by the orcs as they realized they were weapons used in the fight against sauron in older times
but aragorn found them

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 5:03 PM
Ah! That works

Varda — Yesterday at 5:03 PM
Arien got it!

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 5:04 PM
before  i sneak out ^^

Varda — Yesterday at 5:04 PM
Well done, burglar. : )

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 5:04 PM

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 5:04 PM
Of course...Aragorn also saved the brooch that Pippin cast aside as a marker while he was being carried off to ISengard.

Varda — Yesterday at 5:04 PM
Right, Sandalf. : )
Good guesses, Phar.

Eonwë Valar — Yesterday at 5:04 PM
Can a glowing fiery figure really sneak out? :}
Sleep well Arien :}

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 5:04 PM
Maybe if our backs are turned?

Varda — Yesterday at 5:04 PM
Right into the tunnels of Arda!

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 5:05 PM
Namarie, Arien!

Arien  Valar — Yesterday at 5:05 PM
rather fly out in a blaze of glory ~

Varda — Yesterday at 5:05 PM
Sounds better!

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 5:05 PM
More fitting

Varda — Yesterday at 5:05 PM
That was all I had. Just right for being late. Quick subject. : )
[5:06 PM]
You guys beat practically any other group out there. : )

gavels dance, twirl, dance
hammerpad forgets and joins in a Conga line
they laugh and all tap the hammerpad
tappity tap tap tappity tap tap



Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 5:07 PM
hums Gloria Estefan

Varda — Yesterday at 5:07 PM
If anyone has another Gaming or Tolkien subject, feel free to go for it in our After-meeting!

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 5:08 PM
    Eline Waerp
    Conga Line Flash mob

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 5:10 PM
Yep, there's the song

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 5:11 PM
Are we in after meeting or still lurking in the formal meetig?

Varda — Yesterday at 5:11 PM

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 5:11 PM
After meeting, post-conga

Varda — Yesterday at 5:11 PM
The hammers came out.

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 5:11 PM
I have something neat to show you all...hang on a sec!

Varda — Yesterday at 5:12 PM
Watching your Conga line. : )

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 5:12 PM
I love how people just join spontaneously.

Varda — Yesterday at 5:12 PM
Flash mob making people happy is the way things should be. : )

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 5:12 PM
Deep down, everyone wants to conga.

Varda — Yesterday at 5:12 PM
: )

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 5:14 PM
While unpacking boxes, I found this ink blotter that I mad at the age of 11, way back in the Fall of 1962, in my metal shop class in what was then Junior High School, but now would be middle school. I had to run to a local hobby store to buy some blotter paper, so now, after all these years, I can use this blotter that I had made for my parent and they hung on to over the years. Found it in a box from their home. Unbelievable. It still works! Not exactly high-tech, however.

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 5:15 PM
Oh wow. At that age the best thing I could've made was a clay ashtray or something

Varda — Yesterday at 5:15 PM
Fantastic. And not being high-tech allows it to last.

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 5:15 PM
It is made out of sheet metal that we had to cut and form. The class also required us to make a blueprint of the design of the blotter. Don't know where that got to...

Varda — Yesterday at 5:15 PM
hah, you get to make a new one!
Kidding. Rather you do your Tolkien papers. ; )

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 5:16 PM
I am just a dumb chance to make a blueprint passed me by years and years and years ago.

Varda — Yesterday at 5:16 PM
Dumb and Geologist do not go well together. : )

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 5:17 PM
"As a rock"?

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 5:17 PM
Thanks...but rocks are not exactly smart friends to have, I suspect. And I have been known to talk to the rocks at an outrcrop!

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 5:17 PM
Nice to ask an outcrop how it's hanging.

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 5:18 PM
Literally AND Figuratively.

Varda — Yesterday at 5:18 PM
: )
[5:18 PM]
You also get to chat with other geologists and Tolkien nuts. : )

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 5:19 PM
Very, very true...but those high-end physics guys (a la Sheldon in the BBT) love to put down geologists as scientists who just do not have it all together.

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 5:19 PM
Hmm, it didn't help how the one recurring geologist was portrayed :)

Varda — Yesterday at 5:20 PM
That's their problem. : )

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 5:20 PM
Indeed. Do you remember that show where Sheldon took a geology text book to read in bed, and woke up the next morning only to discover the book with a look of disgust on his face!

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 5:21 PM
Hmm nope, don't remember that scene.

Varda — Yesterday at 5:21 PM
I didn't watch whatever show you're talking about.

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 5:21 PM
The Big Bang Theory.

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 5:22 PM
    The Big Bang Theory - Drunk Sheldon and Geology feat. Stephen Hawki...

Varda — Yesterday at 5:22 PM
That name I've heard of. Did not watch though.

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 5:26 PM
On that note...I retire to Planet Fitness, thence to Costco for my Sunday dinner. Will check back in later. Namarie all! I hope you enjoy a pleasant and productive week ahead!

Varda — Yesterday at 5:26 PM

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 5:26 PM
Namarie, enjoy
[5:32 PM]
For more scenes on geology as well as the geologist on the show, Bert, here's
    Kamlep Deva
    The Big Bang Theory 2/25/2018 - Best of Big Bang Theory Geology wit...

Eonwë Valar — Yesterday at 5:58 PM
Time for me to be off. Take care, good night, sleep well, and have fun.

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 5:58 PM

Varda — Yesterday at 6:04 PM

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 8:07 PM
Thanks for the Geology show from BBT! I didn't watch the show enough to get to know Bert, but somehow, I think he speaks for a lot of geologists.


Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 8:25 PM
Personal gaming report:
[8:28 PM]
For (non)flashgaming, one of this week's badges was new... is a strange little idling game where you recruit shadow clones of yourself, use them to train skills and abilities as well as fight monsters, and when your stats are high enough, defeat various gods.
    Idling to Rule the Gods
    Whole changelog:
    You feel like doing nothing?
    You are lazy?
    But you want to be stronger?
    You have two left hands...

[8:28 PM]
There's also rebirths, pets to unlock, lot of achievements... but I've not gotten that far in
[8:28 PM]

Blizzard gaming:

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 8:43 PM
Made it to level 50 on the reward track. Reward was a random legendary of the new expansion, in my case a warlock spell, Symphony of Sins.
[8:44 PM]
Also completed the event quest track, getting both signature card rewards.
[8:45 PM]
Brawl is an interesting one... Aviana's Night, where each first card you play on a turn costs no mana. I went rather obvious, putting all the most expensive minions in there, including a number of legendaries. Seemed to work though
[8:47 PM]
[8:48 PM]
As mentioned earlier, bit of an anniversary for me this past wednesday, with my account being 18 years old, which means so is my druid Calaron  18 years of bearing around, guess he's an adult now
[8:49 PM]
And he's going to get a bunch of friends on the server soon, as patch comes in a few days, at which point I'll start creating my hordes and leveling em to 10!

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 8:51 PM
Still no DF raiding, but making progress in the old-school raid. No new pets, but only 3 more appearances to get.
[8:52 PM]
Weekly quests are another timewalking quest and a battleground quest. Completed both, but no new rewards, alas.
[8:53 PM]
Looked at the trading post reward for may, I'll at least get Pippin, and the snowy cloaks look nice as well.
[8:54 PM]
And I like the turtle as well, but that should come automatically
[8:55 PM]
Finally, for questing, the mage left Maldraxxus and entered Ardenweald, meeting up with the night fae.
[8:57 PM]
She fought some spriggans, rescued a wildseed from a bird, and saved a few souls from hungry predators, before reaching Tirna Vaal. Where she finally got some green-level quests again! Let the xp-gathering begin
'll see how far she gets in that zone next week. I've not decided how to alternate with my horde leveling yet, whether it's zone for zone or quest chapter for chapter.
[8:58 PM]
Regardless, I'll be busy

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 9:01 PM
And that's my report for the week!

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 9:09 PM