Valar Guild

July 9, 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, Eowyn, Sandalf, Treebeard/Fangorn, Varda
Meeting begins
Membership news:

    New art from Arien, photos contributed during After-meeting with the story behind them.
    Lord of the Rings Online, World of Warcraft, Diablo 4, Hearthstone
    Topic: the Ent attack on Isengard
    (non) Flashgaming Reviews (plus) by Ar-Pharazon. Includes Blizzard games afterwards.



Sandalf13 — Today at 3:57 PM
Aiya All!

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 3:57 PM

Sandalf13 — Today at 3:57 PM
Aiya Ar!

Varda — Today at 4:00 PM
Aiya Sandalf and Phar
and Eonwe and Arien : )

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 4:00 PM

Sandalf13 — Today at 4:00 PM
Aiya Varda!

Varda — Today at 4:00 PM

Sandalf13 — Today at 4:01 PM

Eonwë Valar — Today at 4:01 PM

Sandalf13 — Today at 4:01 PM
Aiya Eonwe!

Varda — Today at 4:01 PM
@Bounder @Guild-friend Aiya! Valar Guild meeting_place is ready for your howdies and chat about gaming and Tolkien or just fun lurkinig!

Arien  Valar — Today at 4:03 PM
a quick aiya from  me )

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 4:03 PM

Varda — Today at 4:03 PM

Arien  Valar — Today at 4:03 PM
aind brb in a bit  i ll catch up reading _

Varda — Today at 4:04 PM
Perfect : )
[4:04 PM]


Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo!
[4:04 PM]


Sandalf13 — Today at 4:04 PM
Aiya Arien!

Varda — Today at 4:05 PM
Hello to Eowyn and Treebeard who are in Starcraft 2 right now

Sandalf13 — Today at 4:06 PM
I signed up for a 1.5 hour tutorial on LoTRO at the Wright Farms Branch of the Anythink Rangeview Libraries.

Varda — Today at 4:06 PM
Hope they aren't charging you money

Sandalf13 — Today at 4:06 PM
And "Anythink" is not a typo...that is the real name of the library system. No, the tutorial is FREE!   FREE!   FREE!

Varda — Today at 4:07 PM
Practice hitting W A S D and using your mouse buttons and scroll buttons! (edited)
o good : )
You are already an excellent reader, so you'll be good at this game. : )
[4:08 PM]
Any other membership news?

Sandalf13 — Today at 4:08 PM

Varda — Today at 4:08 PM
Anyway, that sounds really cool

Sandalf13 — Today at 4:09 PM
Yes. I made the apron above at the library studio. The contour map on the bottom is not very legible, but it is a contour map I made of the picture above it. Very geologic.
[4:09 PM]
sort of.

Varda — Today at 4:10 PM
ahh interesting : )
[4:10 PM]
Flattened it out a bit though? : )
[4:10 PM]
The tree pic is lovely
[4:11 PM]
Do you use the apron?

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 4:11 PM
I always loved making contour maps in college...
[4:11 PM]
Looking good, too!

Varda — Today at 4:11 PM
Looks like an art form of its own, the contour map

Sandalf13 — Today at 4:11 PM
The contour map was modified to sort of represent the picture, but it isn't a very good map. I had to use one that I found online and try to make it fit, without much success, as you have already noted.
[4:12 PM]
Contour maps prepared by geologists ARE artworks, of a sort.
[4:12 PM]
And is too pretty to use. Maybe on very special occasions.


Varda — Today at 4:15 PM

Web news:

[4:15 PM]
Nothing new from me except
that the belated transcript from last week is online today.



[4:16 PM]
Eonwe, have a gavel! the gavel hops at high speed towards Eonwe's side of the giant table, about the distance of the Great Plains

Eonwë Valar — Today at 4:17 PM
    He-Man transformation - I have the power

Varda — Today at 4:17 PM

Eonwë Valar — Today at 4:18 PM

Lord of the Rings Online:
With Update 36.1, new items will go into Adventurer's and Traveller's lootboxes and up on the Figments of Splendour vendor. ---
    The Lord of the Rings Online
    Adventurer's and Traveller's Steel-bound Lootbox Update: July 2023
    Learn more about new items added to the Adventurer's and Traveller's Steel-bound lootboxes here!

[4:18 PM]

World of Warcraft:
This week's bonus event: Warlords of Draenor Timewalking.

The PvP Brawl: Warsong Scramble is going through Tuesday, July 11th.
Don't forget Fractures in Time is coming this Tuesday. ---
    World of Warcraft
    The Fractures in Time Content Update Goes Live July 11 - WoW
    Venture into time itself to push back the encroaching chaos from other timelines and ensure the preservation of the future in the Fractures in Time content update.
    You’ll also be able to tend whelps in the Ruby Lifeshrine, embrace the way of the Warlock as the class expands to all races, specialize as the new dracthyr Augmentation Evoker, and mo...

[4:19 PM]
Check out the patch notes. ---
    World of Warcraft
    Dragonflight: Fractures in Time Content Update Notes - WoW
    Dragonflight: Fractures in Time arrives to World of Warcraft on July 11!

[4:19 PM]
Check out This Week in WoW. ---
    World of Warcraft
    This Week in WoW: July 3, 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.
    Time is fleeting, and it won’t be long until the Fractures in Time content goes live on July 11.
    The Midsummer Fire Festival goes out with a “BANG!” this week with the Fireworks Spectacular. Keep your eyes on the ski...

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 4:19 PM
Ah, but it's about time travel, so it might be coming this tuesday, but when it's here, it might have been here months already.

Eonwë Valar — Today at 4:19 PM
Check out Blues News. ---
    World of Warcraft
    Blues News: July 7, 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.

[4:19 PM]
Check out this week's hotfixes. ---
    World of Warcraft
    Hotfixes: July 6, 2023 - WoW
    Here you will find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to World of Warcraft: Dragonflight, Wrath of the Lich King Classic, Burning Crusade Classic, and WoW Classic.

Varda — Today at 4:20 PM
(Phar may have been playing it a month now!)

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 4:20 PM
Not yet, but on wednesday I might have!

Eonwë Valar — Today at 4:20 PM

Diablo 4:
Patch 1.04 is out. ---
    Diablo IV Patch Notes
    We will continually update this article with all patches the development team implements for Diablo IV.

[4:21 PM]
Season 1 begins July 20th. ---
    Malignance Runs Rampant in the First Season of Diablo IV
    A deadly dose of malignance is overtaking Sanctuary: a new Season Journey, Questline, Boss, Dungeons, Battle Pass, and more are coming with the first Season of Diablo IV on July 20.

Patch 26.6.2 is out. ---
    26.6.2 Patch Notes
    Patch 26.6.2 includes balance changes to Standard, Twist, Battlegrounds, and Duels!

[4:22 PM]
And that's it for gaming news I have.

Varda — Today at 4:22 PM
Thank you, Eonwe

Lord of the Rings Online:
[4:23 PM]
Landroval kin branch:

Crickhollow kin branch:

Treebeard kin branch:
[4:23 PM]
Asking Pallando about Eve news
[4:24 PM]
He may not be at the computer right now

Eonwë Valar — Today at 4:24 PM
Well, in the interim, just because:
    Original She-Ra Transformation (1985)

Varda — Today at 4:24 PM
or busy fighting
[4:25 PM]
At least her hat may keep her hair back. A winged crown style. Where have we seen winged crowns before? : )

Eonwë Valar — Today at 4:25 PM
Now, you're not suggesting that She-Ra is a Numenorean Queen, are you? :}

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 4:25 PM
At least she's better dressed than He-man.

Varda — Today at 4:26 PM

Eonwë Valar — Today at 4:27 PM
Better dressed? He-man is dressed for intimidation, like Conan, lol.

Varda — Today at 4:28 PM
Any more gaming news? Requests? Invites needed? Tolkien tests needed?

Eonwë Valar — Today at 4:29 PM
Only problem is his enemies are dressed the same, lol. If a regular guy from today saw Hulk Hogan charging at him with a sword, I doubt he'd be standing around for long :}

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 4:29 PM
No sword needed for that

Varda — Today at 4:29 PM
"Feet don't fail me now"
[4:30 PM]
On to



[4:30 PM]
If you have a topic, speak up fast before mine comes up. ; )
[4:31 PM]
[4:32 PM]
I was reading the description of the Ent attack on Orthanc
and was struck by the real difference between it and the movie.
One was a spectacle of a land tsunami
One was a study in creepy.
[4:33 PM]
Love to put some of our artists to work on the book version!
Also, Treebeard put a lot of thought into his plan.
In the movies, the visuals need to be spectacular in the fashion of fast movement, loud noise, and moving the story quickly, while not breaking the budget.
In the books, the action can be just as amazing but told without regard to how much the scenery costs or the length of time.
[4:34 PM]
But still, would have been interesting to see it on the big screen too.

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 4:34 PM
Though one of the most commonly heard criticisms of Tolkien's work is that the scenes might take a bit too long

Cenedra — Today at 4:34 PM

Varda — Today at 4:34 PM
Another criticism is the book is too short. ; )
[4:35 PM]
Eowyn! Aiya : )

Treebeard — Today at 4:35 PM

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 4:35 PM

Varda — Today at 4:35 PM
Aiya Treebeard! Ears burning?

Sandalf13 — Today at 4:35 PM
Aiya Cenedra!
Aiya Treebeard!

Varda — Today at 4:36 PM
Treebeard held back his Ents and Huorns while Saruman emptied Isengard's armies to go to Rohan.

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 4:36 PM
For an ent to have his ears on fire, seems dangerous.

Varda — Today at 4:36 PM
Their business was with Isengard. Still, some of the Huorns with their hatred of orcs followed them.
[4:37 PM]
Then Treebeard let his people attack, letting go of that pent-up energy. The walls were as nothing to them.

Treebeard — Today at 4:37 PM
Fangorn wimbled and attacked when he saw that the trees were gone

Varda — Today at 4:37 PM
As Treebeard's people let off some steam destroying Isengard, they saw the lay of all within and learned that the Tower of Orthanc could not be pulled down the way they easily had all the other structures, due to magic before Saruman came.

Arien  Valar — Today at 4:38 PM
back and hallo fangorn :)

Treebeard — Today at 4:38 PM
Hi ya

Varda — Today at 4:38 PM
Aiyata, Sunshine : )

Arien  Valar — Today at 4:38 PM
aiy cenedra :)

Ar-Pharazon-V — Yesterday at 4:38 PM
Damage immunity.

Varda — Yesterday at 4:38 PM
After taking some casualties, they were willing to listen to the plan Treebeard had apparently settled on well before, as he was already familiar with Isengard.

Sandalf13 — Yesterday at 4:38 PM
I wonder what their insurance costs...

Varda — Yesterday at 4:38 PM
Patience was needed for the next part. The ents and huorns take all night making trenches and pools to collect water from not just the Isen but every other stream and body of water in the area.
[4:39 PM]
But then...

Treebeard — Yesterday at 4:39 PM
They paid by making social commitments to each other insuring that Sauron didn't win.

Varda — Yesterday at 4:39 PM
: )
The Two Towers, "Flotsam and Jetsam" as told by Pippin.
"It must have been about midnight when the Ents broke the dams and poured all the gathered waters through a gap in the northern wall, down into Isengard.
The Huorn-dark had passed, and the thunder had rolled away. The Moon was sinking behind the western mountains.
"Isengard began to fill up with black creeping streams and pools.
They glittered in the last light of the Moon, as they spread over the plain.
Every now and then the waters found their way down into some shaft or spouthole.
Great white steams hissed up.
Treebeard — Today at 4:40 PM
I'll bet the sewers backed up too

Varda — Today at 4:41 PM
Smoke rose in billows.
There were explosions and gusts of fire.
One great coil of vapour went whirling up, twisting round and round Orthanc, until it looked like a tall peak of cloud, fiery underneath and moonlit above.
And still more water poured in, until at last Isengard looked like a huge flat saucepan, all steaming and bubbling."
End quote.
[4:42 PM]
Treebeard, sounds as if all the sewers were cleaned out too. : )

Sandalf13 — Today at 4:42 PM
Recalling the Teton Dam Disaster, I wonder if Fangorn consulted a geologist before putting his plan into action.

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 4:42 PM
The sewers, the furnaces below...
[4:43 PM]
The coil of vapour reminds me of one of the Discworld novels, though the magic in there is a bit more abstract
Where a tower was at the same time 20 steps and 500 feet tall, and the clouds tried to go over it, through it and around it at the same time...

Varda — Today at 4:44 PM
Came before Discworld, but aye.

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 4:44 PM
...and the place ended up being struck by lightning at every height at once.
Oh sure, but still reminds me

Arien  Valar — Today at 4:44 PM
Oh i bet the underground forges and tanning  cobbling industry used for making weapons and arour were flooded and made unusuable

Varda — Today at 4:44 PM
No resupply for Saruman!

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 4:44 PM
Hmhm, hence the white steam spouting up, is my guess.

Varda — Today at 4:45 PM
Aye, cool scene, plenty of Discworld originality in there. : )

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 4:46 PM
Like the cloud/vapour trying to envelop Orthanc, but its magic repels it, so it spirals up around it...
just lacking the lightning

Arien  Valar — Today at 4:46 PM
but he was clever enough to make sure that it didn t cave in which would have made a reuse as watchwood impossible so yeah i  guess there was some geological knowledge
[4:47 PM]
which would make sense as guardian  that came from Yavanne if i remember rightly

Varda — Today at 4:48 PM
Fangorn? Aye, the Ents were the guardians Yavanna brought into the Song.

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 4:48 PM
Heh, using a natural river to flood a furnace... it does seem like something the ents would do in their opposite nature to dwarves.

Varda — Today at 4:48 PM
Good point!

Arien  Valar — Today at 4:48 PM
hahaha aye
[4:49 PM]
and amusing thought but yeah to the point

Varda — Today at 4:50 PM
Best kind of point? : )
[4:51 PM]
Pippin, as describer, comes up with the saucepan comparison.

Eonwë Valar — Today at 4:51 PM
    Dont You Worry About Quotes
    Futurama - You are technically correct, the best kind of correct

Varda — Today at 4:51 PM
: )
[4:57 PM]
Ok, I want someone to draw that cloud. : )

Eonwë Valar — Today at 4:59 PM

Varda — Today at 5:00 PM
We have reached the hour.
[5:01 PM]
the gavel heats up the tea pot for a cloud of white smoke
what's in that tea?
The gavel floats above the amazed hammerpad

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 5:01 PM
(ooh, just ran into "wargs" for the first time in D4, such timing)

Varda — Today at 5:01 PM
and jumps off!



[5:01 PM]
Nice, Phar!

Arien  Valar — Today at 5:07 PM
and my membership news stuck at the end  i ve been with bruce to meet his parents in fort william  which is a 3 hours drive from here or a bit less and we stayed with them in their hotel friday and saturday night

Varda — Today at 5:07 PM
How wonderful : )

Arien  Valar — Today at 5:08 PM
its been very nice to see them  and especially Bruce for his birthday which is today

Varda — Today at 5:08 PM
Happy Birthday to the Bruce!

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 5:08 PM
Grats to him and you!
Robert the Bruce?

Arien  Valar — Today at 5:09 PM
the weapther was  quite nice but its been very hot at some point
oh we have been at the old inverlochy castle and had a walk  round it
[5:10 PM]
it fell into disuse after culloden and the new caste  was buit but main happenings moved to where now is the town of forth william
that s how it developped
[5:11 PM]
i ve got pictuares on facebook

Sandalf13 — Today at 5:11 PM
Maybe put one up here?

Arien  Valar — Today at 5:11 PM
but if you like i can send the pictures to varda and she can put them into my cave  [Note: Done.]
i ll try

Varda — Today at 5:12 PM
Maybe a link to the FB page?
or not, to preserve privacy

Arien  Valar — Today at 5:15 PM
i think i found a way
[5:18 PM]

Sandalf13 — Today at 5:18 PM
Beautiful pictures!

Arien  Valar — Today at 5:19 PM
thats the fortress  but there are some otrher rather surprising views around there which you dont expect nesssesarily
[5:20 PM]

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 5:20 PM
Could spend days in there...

Sandalf13 — Today at 5:20 PM
Do you know the type of flower in the right hand picture? [Note: refers to the second link above.]

Arien  Valar — Today at 5:21 PM
it is called  foxglove

Sandalf13 — Today at 5:21 PM
Poisonous, is it not?

Arien  Valar — Today at 5:21 PM
aye i think so

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 5:21 PM
Hmm, that's what I thought as well, foxglove.. watching quiz shows helps

Sandalf13 — Today at 5:22 PM
Anne Perry used it in one of her Inspector Thomas Pitt novels...

Arien  Valar — Today at 5:22 PM
and today just before driving we walked a bit along a series of loicks which cover about 48 feet height difference
[5:23 PM]
Neptunes staircase
[5:24 PM]

Varda — Today at 5:24 PM
If I could figure how to blur out the fences... hmm.
Some of those have no modern fence, could use as Middle-earth
Sure wish we could use those ruins!

Arien  Valar — Today at 5:25 PM
yeah it was a  shame it was closed off for safety reasons

Sandalf13 — Today at 5:25 PM
Have you ever visited the Giant's Causeway in nearby Northern Ireland?

Arien  Valar — Today at 5:25 PM
i was a bit disappointed about that but iwalking around it was quite nice too
[5:26 PM]
No sandalf  sadly not (
but may be still will some day

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 5:26 PM
Seen pictures of it. It looks amazing.

Sandalf13 — Today at 5:27 PM
The Palisades on the west bank of the North (Hudson) River just west of New York City is made up of a similar basalt to that which formed the Giant's Causeway, about the same geologic point in time.
[5:27 PM]
Giant's Causeway

Varda — Today at 5:28 PM
What you did see is beautiful. Glad you got to go! And with family!

Sandalf13 — Today at 5:31 PM
How long were you on vacation?

Arien  Valar — Today at 5:50 PM
we  were just 2 days and we came  back this afternoon around half two
[5:50 PM]
but we stopped for lunch in Kyle of Lochalsh

Sandalf13 — Today at 5:51 PM
Sounds fantastic. Namarie all until later!

Arien  Valar — Today at 5:51 PM
but yeah enjoyed it , even though it could have  beeen cooler )

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 5:51 PM

Arien  Valar — Today at 5:51 PM
Namariie sandalf

Sandalf13 — Today at 5:51 PM
Namarie! Bis später!

Arien  Valar — Today at 5:51 PM
I have another week holdiay until next saturday thoguh

Varda — Today at 5:53 PM

Arien  Valar — Today at 5:57 PM
right Namarie from me as well

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 5:57 PM

Arien  Valar — Today at 5:57 PM
time to sleep a bit

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 5:58 PM
still messing around in Diablo 4 myself, will give report later

Varda — Today at 6:04 PM
    Inverlochy Castle
    Inverlochy Castle (Scottish Gaelic: Caisteal Inbhir Lòchaidh) is a ruined, 13th-century castle near Inverlochy and Fort William, Highland, Scotland.
    The site of two battles, the castle remains largely unchanged since its construction. It is now in the care of Historic Environment Scotland.

[6:05 PM]
Thank you, Arien, and good night! : )

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 7:36 PM
Personal gaming report!
[7:37 PM]
For (non)flashgaming this week, is a puzzle game where you have to unfold tiles in symmetric ways to complete the figure. Tiles of the same color that touch, unfold together, so you need to build up from small to large... without blocking your own progress. But luckily there is an undo button
    Unfold 2
    Unfold returns with improved gameplay and more challenging puzzles. I listened to your feedbackthe top comment on Unfold suggested making the tiles only un...

Sandalf13 — Today at 7:38 PM
Hallo Ar!

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 7:39 PM
Starts out easy...but good luck with the later levels
[7:39 PM]

Sandalf13 — Today at 7:57 PM
[7:57 PM]
Still here?

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 7:58 PM
Yep, playing another game by the same maker, will soon continue

Sandalf13 — Today at 7:58 PM
Gotcha, Digger!~

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 8:03 PM
So yeah, if you like the game, the creator's got more in the series as well as other simple puzzle games, like which I just played, where you roll around a maze coloring all the squares
    Fill Maze
    Fill the levels with color in this extra satisfying puzzle game.

[8:07 PM]

Blizzard gaming:
[8:08 PM]
Diablo 4:

Sandalf13 — Today at 8:08 PM
I'm playing Kongregate Fill Maze.

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 8:08 PM
With season 1 announced for less than 2 weeks from now, I thought I'd dedicate a bunch of my WoW time to Diablo 4 instead, seeing if I could get the campaign done before season 1 starts.
Ah, enjoy
[8:10 PM]
Since you need to complete the campaign to even be able to join the season, and any renown you have unlocked before the season starts also sticks with your seasonal character, I thought it interesting to try and not only finish the campaign, but also get as much renown as possible.
[8:12 PM]
So I completed act 2, defeating the demon Astaroth, then went through act 3, chasing down Elias through the Dry Steppes and Kehjistan - first time I realized it's not just one act per region - and even completed Act 4, which is a shorter act, ending with the defeat of the Lesser Evil Andariel.
[8:13 PM]
Now I'm into Act 5, the longest of the bunch from what I can tell, in the region of Hawezar, as we try to attune a soulstone to capture Lilith, and find the key to Elias' immortality so we can take him down as well.
[8:15 PM]
Along the way, I've gotten my druid from level 34 to 42. Supposedly difficulty tiers 1 and 2, including the campaign, only scale up to 50, so the levels might grind to a halt soon enough. But we'll see.
Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 8:16 PM
I've also discovered a few Altars of Lilith, not only unlocking some free bonus stats for all characters on my account, but also a paragon point. Which I can't use yet because the system doesn't unlock until 50  But my abilities' levels are progressing nicely anyway.
[8:17 PM]
Oh, and halfway through Act 4, I unlocked mounts! Got the first horse unlocked, but also had another horse and some horse armor from the pre-order. So now I can ride a lot faster through the regions! Though I still like to take down mobs and treasures along the way, so it's not a constant ride
And mounts will stay unlocked as well for any alts, so that's nice.
[8:19 PM]
Oh, and unlocked some legendary rewards as well, but usually swiftly outleveled/geared them... though I will mention a necklace I got with bearform buff-stats and a massive attackspeed increase on basic skills, which helps me quite a lot. Quite happy with that one, though I'm sure I'll outgear that one soon as well...
[8:20 PM]
Next week, I hope to complete the campaign and maybe get some renown before the season starts the week after

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 8:24 PM
Made it to level 117, getting a bunch more gold. Soon enough I should be able to buy the golden miniset for the current expansion.
[8:25 PM]
Also completed the current event quest - Twist - A New Age, involving the new Twist game mode. As said before, I'm not good at making decks to fit certain conditions like the Twist mode, but a pre-filled deck usually works well enough, and I did manage to complete some other quests with it as well
[8:26 PM]
Brawl is Visions of Sayge. Choose a class, get a random deck, and each turn you choose between 2 cards. You get one for yourself, the other goes to your opponent.
[8:27 PM]
Seems rather strategic, but I soon found out that it means you get 3 cards added to your hand per turn, so your hand fills up quickly, ending up with burning cards from your deck and getting fewer from both players...
so when I had to choose my card, I pretty much always choose the one with lower mana cost so I can hopefully keep playing multiple cards per turn, and make maximum use of the effect.
[8:28 PM]
That seems to work well enough
[8:29 PM]
Oh, and got the new card back for July unlocked, Year of the Hydra. Looks quite fancy.

[8:30 PM]
[8:30 PM]
More raiding! We managed to get the 8th boss down on heroic, Echo of Neltharion, with only Sarkareth remaining. He's got some new abilities on heroic difficulty as well, and it might be some time before we get him down.
Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 8:32 PM
Weekly is timewalks, Draenor style! Had a couple of runs in the train instance, which is always fun. The reward wasn't an upgrade, though. But I did get trading post currency from doing 5 of them, so that's nice.
[8:34 PM]
Finally, alting... which has come to a complete stop. I did get one more level on my blood elf paladin on tuesday, getting her to 5, but then I heard about the D4 season coming up and spent all my alting time there instead. So probably no alting next week either.
[8:35 PM]
So many things to do, so little time
[8:36 PM]
And next week... I do believe patch will come out, but I'm not bothering with the activities yet. If my raidgroup manages to get some mega-dungeoning going I'll want to join, though, since there's a title involved if you finish it before the next patch.
Otherwise... eh, it'll come in the future.
[8:37 PM]
And that's my report for the week!

Sandalf13 — Today at 8:46 PM
Thanks! I enjoyed the game that you introduced me to. Have a wonderful week ahead!

Ar-Pharazon-V — Today at 8:46 PM
[8:50 PM]
And Namarie from me too

Varda — Today at 10:15 PM
Thank you, Phar.

Pengolodh — 07/10/2023 4:44 PM
Late Gaming update:  [Note: LotRO]
Now in Trollshaw, finally escaped the borders of the north downs. Moving forward, creeping towards level 40. Started to do missions for the first time, very interesting challenges.! Picked up a few more furniture pieces for my house. I will have to invite people over some time to take a look at what im building
[4:46 PM]
Watching so many WOW classic videos lately. I don't know why. I think WOW is calling me home. Although, I am conflicted if I should go back to Retail..  things may of changed too much for me. And its likely my Paladin is completely Nerfed now or something like that  (edited)