Valar Guild Meeting Minutes

Sunday, April 21, 2024

5:00pm Eastern Time

Discord: Valar Guild/meeting_place


April 17, 2024

[4:23 PM]Eönwë Valar: Angmar Bound, Chapter 2: Where Shadows Lie

April 18, 2024

[3:42 PM]Eönwë Valar: That link above means a new post to the RP, btw. :}

April 21, 2024

[4:01 PM]Varda: In LotRO, Crickhollow, Falco just brougt in a new character for the kinship. : )

[4:03 PM]Varda: Ljkrax, human brawler

[4:03 PM]Varda: @Bounder @Guild-friend Aiya! Valar Guild meeting time! Come on in.

[4:04 PM]Sandalf13: Aiya All! Hallo!

[4:04 PM]Eönwë Valar: Heya.

[4:05 PM]Pallando-Valar: Aiya! I'm in NOLA this weekend, about to head to my fight home. :)

[4:06 PM]Varda: Aiya Sandalf, Eonwe, and traveling Pallando!

[4:06 PM]Varda: May your flight be pleasant and even fun!

[4:07 PM]Varda: How fitting that you're flying. : )

[4:07 PM]Sandalf13: Is that norther LA? I am not familiar with NOLA.

[4:07 PM]Sandalf13: NewOrelans Landing Area?

[4:08 PM]Varda: (Falco says any Might-based race is good for Brawler.)

[4:08 PM]Eönwë Valar: Traveling Pallando? Is that like Gobo's Uncle Traveling Matt? (edited)

[4:08 PM]Varda: New Orleans?

[4:09 PM]Varda: Anyway, he's heading for his plane, so may he have a good flight. : )

[4:09 PM]Eönwë Valar: Fraggle Rock: Uncle Traveling Matt - Sidewalk Creatures

[4:14 PM]Arien Valar: aiya Folks

[4:14 PM]Eönwë Valar: Heya.

[4:15 PM]Varda: Aiya Arien : )

[4:15 PM]Varda: Pulling out of LotRO Crickhollow where Falco is holding down the fort. : )

[4:15 PM]Varda: Watched the Fraggle Rock video to remind who Traveling Mat was.

Meeting Starts

[4:16 PM]Varda: Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo, belatedly : )


4:16 PM]Varda: Membership:

[4:16 PM]Varda: Good to see you all!

[4:16 PM]Arien Valar: stupid Lotro question .. is there any special status for mariner class or are all stati same value for him?

[4:17 PM]Sandalf13: Sorry! Sorry! Someone knocked at my front door, and I had to answer!

[4:17 PM]Varda: Mariner has a very different style. Balance makes it very interesting.

[4:17 PM]Eönwë Valar: It should tell you in the stat description, shouldn't it?

[4:18 PM]Eönwë Valar: Like Might at least used to mention being valuable to Champions and Captains, among others.

[4:18 PM]Varda: Real life grabs us all, but we can pop right back. This is a handy way to have a meeting where we can come back and see if we missed anything and add our two bits.

[4:19 PM]Varda: Character creation info tends to help with new classes

[4:19 PM]Arien Valar: yeah i know but usually it sais whar is very important for you but there is nothing in mariner stats description

[4:20 PM]Varda: They changed the way the stats show, aye.

[4:20 PM]Arien Valar: oh well then i have to read that again cheers

[4:20 PM]Varda: I'll pull mine up

[4:20 PM]Varda: It's on Landy and I was on Crick : )

[4:21 PM]Varda: Mine has been neglected for a while, need a reminder

[4:21 PM]Varda: Any other membership news?

[4:22 PM]Varda: No? : )

[4:22 PM]Arien Valar: no not really sorry :/

[4:22 PM]Arien Valar: aparrt from that my mother has finished her moving nightmare as well and she lives in a flat under my sixster now

[4:23 PM]Arien Valar: err sister

[4:23 PM]Varda: Grats to her for finishing moving! Always an adventure. Messy things, adventures!

[4:23 PM]Varda: Now on my Mariner in LotRO...

[4:23 PM]Varda: Landy

[4:23 PM]Sandalf13: I thought maybe you had a hidden six gun somewhere...

[4:23 PM]Arien Valar: och aye .. disturbing and make you late for dinner

[4:24 PM]Arien Valar: hehe Sandalf

[4:24 PM]Varda: Right!

[4:25 PM]Varda: My Mariner went yellow (Rover).

[4:25 PM]Varda: The three types are fairly different. Gives you choice

[4:26 PM]Eönwë Valar: Scared, Sad, or Angry, heh.

[4:27 PM]Varda: heh, skill sets for roles. Mine is happy. ; )

[4:27 PM]Eönwë Valar: (Yellow, Blue, Red)

[4:28 PM]Varda: Yellow Rover, balance. Red Duellist. Blue Shanty-caller.

[4:28 PM]Varda: On to


[4:28 PM]Varda: Web:

[4:28 PM]Varda: No new content since last meeting.


4:28 PM]Varda: Gaming:

[4:29 PM]Varda: Eonwe, would you like this shiny and well-balanced gavel?

[4:29 PM]Eönwë Valar: Sure.

[4:29 PM]Varda: sliiiiide

[4:29 PM]Varda: All yours.

[4:30 PM]Eönwë Valar: Thanks.

World of Warcraft:

[4:30 PM]Eönwë Valar: World of Warcraft:

[4:30 PM]Eönwë Valar: This week's bonus events: World Quests. This week's PvP Brawl: Southshore vs Tarren Mill.

[4:30 PM]Eönwë Valar: Check out This Week in WoW. World of Warcraft This Week in WoW: April 19, 2024 - WoW Catch up on all the latest World of Warcraft news from the last week—take a tour through The War Within in the WoWCast developer chat, pre-purchase the World of Warcraft®: The War Within™ 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition, get a closer look at the new Warbands System, and more!

[4:30 PM]Eönwë Valar: Dragonflight Season 4 is coming April 23rd.

[4:31 PM]Eönwë Valar: Plunderstorm is ending April 30th, so they're boosting renown gains with the Plundersurge.

[4:31 PM]Eönwë Valar: A preview for Warbands has been put up. (Warbands is just your collection of characters and the new way they'll be linked and displayed)

[4:32 PM]Eönwë Valar: Check out the WoWCast Developer Chat on the next expansion.

[4:32 PM]Eönwë Valar: Check out this week's hotfixes.


[4:32 PM]Eönwë Valar: Hearthstone: See the update on weekly quests.

Diablo Immortal:

[4:33 PM]Eönwë Valar: Diablo Immortal: Check out the latest hotfixes.

Overwatch 2:

[4:33 PM]Eönwë Valar: Overwatch 2: 4:33 PM]Eönwë Valar: A new Director's Take has been posted: Addressing Unapproved Peripherals On Consoles.

[4:33 PM]Eönwë Valar: New blog: Ready To Make History - A Look Into Venture's Development.

[4:34 PM]Eönwë Valar: A second new blog: Drill Into The Competition In Overwatch 2 - Season 10.

[4:34 PM]Eönwë Valar: Also check out: Defense Matric Update: Season 10 And Beyond.

Heroes of the Storm:

[4:34 PM]Eönwë Valar: Heroes of the Storm: A new patch is on the PTR.

Lord of the Rings Online:

[4:34 PM]Eönwë Valar: Lord of the Rings Online:

[4:35 PM]Eönwë Valar: Update 39.2 is out.

[4:35 PM]Eönwë Valar: LotRO's 17th Anniversary is going through May 6th.

[4:35 PM]Eönwë Valar: And that's it from me.

[4:36 PM]Varda: Thank you, Eonwe : )

[4:36 PM]Varda: More on LotRO:

[4:36 PM]Varda: Carry-alls are temporarily disabled due to a bug. For now, you can still use the stuff in them, still gather if it was already set for auto-gather, but can't take anything out.

[4:37 PM]Varda: I am guessing the fix will be on Wednesday. Could be sooner due to high use by so many characters.

Landroval branch

Crickhollow branch:

Treebeard branch:

Eve Online:

[4:38 PM]Varda: Eve Online:

[4:39 PM]Varda: Pallando and Sauron are the two I know of there, pretty much daily or very often.

Starcraft 2:

[4:39 PM]Varda: Starcraft 2:

[4:39 PM]Varda: Eowyn, Fangorn, Floppa, and I think Faramir.

[4:40 PM]Varda: Any other gaming general news? Sightings of fellow Valarites?

[4:40 PM]Varda: I do see others that are using characters not in our kin, mainly on LotRO Landroval.

[4:41 PM]Varda: Any other gaming news? Requests?

[4:41 PM]Varda: If no more news, then on to


[4:41 PM]Varda: Tolkien!

[4:42 PM]Varda: I had a request to see about getting our theme figured out early for the Anniversary this year. This lets us plan, write, etc early enough to be ready on time.

[4:42 PM]Varda: Trying to do it all at the last minute is not the best system. ; )

[4:43 PM]Varda: So we're starting a poll on what ten themes you'd like to vote on

[4:43 PM]Varda: First, we need some themes.

[4:43 PM]Sandalf13: How about he theme of redemption in the LoTR?

[4:43 PM]Varda: One example would be "Walking Trees"

[4:43 PM]Varda: There you go "Redemption"

[4:43 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Aiya, got delayed, catching up

[4:44 PM]Varda: Welcome to the just starting Tolkien section!

[4:44 PM]Sandalf13: Aiya Ar!

[4:46 PM]Arien Valar: (u look like a stick tree that has gone awry )

[4:46 PM]Varda: hah!

[4:47 PM]Sandalf13: Friendship

[4:47 PM]Varda: "Tolkien race" (pick one for the poll. Any of the Tolkienesque races or creatures for a deeper dive into any special characteristic: Elves, Dwarves, Hobbits, Orcs, Beornings, Trolls, Ancient Evil, Dragons, corrupted beasts which could include Fell Beasts or dragons or black horses trained to being ridden by Nazgul.)

[4:48 PM]Varda: Good one, Sandalf. Might even say Fellowship. Friendship is probably better, so it's not assumed to be just the Companions.

[4:48 PM]Sandalf13: Yes...I think that there are many friendships either hinted at or given directly regarding characters other than those in the Fellowship, although they could be included as well, of course.

[4:48 PM]Varda: Aye!

[4:49 PM]Varda: A bit more on the eating: *Eating (Meat's back on the menu, boys.) (mmm lembas, and more lembas, and yet again lembas)

[4:49 PM]Sandalf13: Lembas is better than matzah.

[4:51 PM]Varda: We haven't made it to ten yet. Hoping for a lot more than that to give us more choices. Don't have to be serious.

[4:52 PM]Sandalf13: Dwarven singing.

[4:53 PM]Varda: Singing in general also, as it's such a big thing in Tolkien.

[4:53 PM]Sandalf13: Yes...true...but Dwarven singing is sort of humorous....

[4:53 PM]Varda: One from chatting with Eonwe earlier had to go with Gems, in the ground or in jewelry.

[4:54 PM]Varda: Hobbit singing is sort of humorous. : ) A lot of the dwarf stuff gets pretty serious.

[4:54 PM]Varda: but singing about Bilbo's plates? o yes!

[4:54 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Alright, caught up

[4:54 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Cutlery as a topic? Ehh..

[4:54 PM]Varda: Yay!

[4:54 PM]Sandalf13: "The Geologic Distribution of Minerals: Is is Accurately portrayed in the LoTR?"

[4:55 PM]Varda: Sooo, a screenshot of geologic features in gaming?

[4:56 PM]Varda: Some of those rocks sticking up to be mined should qualify as very inaccurate. : )

[4:57 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Ah, is that similar to ore veins in WoW?

[4:57 PM]Sandalf13:

[4:57 PM]Sandalf13: An elfstone...

[4:57 PM]Varda: : )

[4:58 PM]Varda: "Steeds"

[4:58 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Mounts!

[4:58 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Including flying ones

[4:58 PM]Sandalf13: Why are there no mules or donkeys mentioned in the LoTR? Huh?

[4:59 PM]Sandalf13: Are the denizens of Middle-earth too good for them?

[4:59 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Ponies do the job fine.

[5:00 PM]Varda: Gwaihir is a very exclusive mount.

[5:01 PM]Varda: But anything used as a mount in Tolkien is included!

[5:02 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: We were talking about Radagast's rabbit-sled last time, right?

[5:03 PM]Sandalf13: Isn't the rabbit sled thing a JAckson invention? I do not recall Tolkien every mentioning the same....

[5:03 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: It was, yes.

[5:04 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: LotR actually mentions Radagast riding a horse.

[5:04 PM]Sandalf13: Yes...his horse was grazing alongside of Radagast when he was waiting for Gandalf on the Greenway...

[5:04 PM]Varda: The rabbits are a movie invention, yes.

[5:05 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: I should listen to the audio commentary some time, they might mention it.

[5:08 PM]Varda: Any other suggestions for topics we can use both for the Tolkien Site and gaming screenshots, perhaps?

[5:09 PM]Sandalf13: Agriculture in the LoTR

[5:09 PM]Sandalf13: After all, the Shire is sort of too far north to be a good location for the cultivation of pipeweed, while other areas further site might be better...

[5:09 PM]Varda: good. Ent-wives come in there at the start. The Brown Lands is what's left of their area of teaching

[5:10 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Ah, but this is special pipeweed!

[5:10 PM]Arien Valar: ah i can see there pictures from the Oatbarton farmer's market

[5:11 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Large trees working the land and holding farmer's markets sounds like an interesting image.

[5:11 PM]Varda: The Shire seemed to have quite a bit of pipeweed. Maybe they found ways to overcome some of the conditions.

[5:12 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: In fact, if we end up going with agriculture I might have found my picture

[5:12 PM]Varda: The first greenhouses, maybe. Barns with netting where they knocked out some sides.

[5:12 PM]Sandalf13: Supposedly the very best pipeweed came from Longbottom...on the very southern edges of The Shire....sort of protected from the northern weather...

[5:12 PM]Varda: Phar tends to make the Anniversary picture heading. He needs some competition!

[5:13 PM]Sandalf13: Here's a topic: "Coldframe versus Greenhouse Starter Beds in The Shire" he he

[5:17 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: K, back in a bit, making dinner

[5:17 PM]Sandalf13: What's for dinner?

[5:18 PM]Varda: Over here, we had pork ribs, corn, asparagus, and Romaine lettuce with cheeses. Phar will have to tell us when he returns.

[5:18 PM]Sandalf13: Yummy.

[5:19 PM]Varda: On the Forum story, I just posted Fainan's reply to Auros about which job she'll take. : )

[5:19 PM]Varda: Arien and Phar get to post when they are ready!

[5:20 PM]Varda: If there are any other suggestions for the poll, please post them in Discord when you think of them.

[5:20 PM]Varda: The poll must go up! And we need some wild suggestions in there.

[5:20 PM]Varda: Passwords in Middle-earth. That sounds short. Mellon or mellon.

[5:21 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: It's just sausages on bread

[5:21 PM]Arien Valar: melon or mellon or mehlon :O?

[5:21 PM]Arien Valar: we had pizza tonight

[5:22 PM]Varda: If they needed a password to enter Moria, where else might one have been needed?

[5:22 PM]Varda: mmm pizza!

[5:22 PM]Sandalf13: I like the squash family

[5:22 PM]Sandalf13: Squash has an elvish sound to it, after all...

[5:22 PM]Varda: Maybe some password for Lorien, such as singing in Sindarin?

[5:22 PM]Varda: Indian? : )

[5:23 PM]Varda: Other places with passwords. How about the tough one entering the side door to Erebor. Had to read that from a map at the right time.

[5:23 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Erebor had a key, no password there.

[5:23 PM]Varda: The map maybe?

[5:23 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Possibly, yes, a riddle in itself.

[5:23 PM]Sandalf13: Tolkien once wrote, I believe, that the most mellifluous combination of words in English were "cellar door"

[5:24 PM]Varda: I don't remember seeing that. Interesting. It does flow well.

[5:24 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: It sounds almost French.

[5:24 PM]Varda: ok, so passwords may be too restrictive. What else?

[5:24 PM]Varda: ./duck

[5:25 PM]Sandalf13: I read it somewhere in some etymological text once....cellar is derived from French, I think, while door is as German as you can get..."Tür"

[5:25 PM]Varda: Riddles

[5:25 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: "deur" in Dutch 5:25 PM]Varda: Not sure how that would work outside LotRO. We have riddle plaques and all sorts there.

[5:26 PM]Sandalf13: The Riddler as a member of the Fellowship?

[5:26 PM]Varda: gavel hops very fast, hanging onto it's hat

[5:26 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: And yes, I actually to take a few seconds to find out what our own word was

[5:26 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: *had to take

[5:27 PM]Varda: it jumps onto the startled hammerpad

[5:27 PM]Varda: bop!


[5:27 PM]Varda: After-meeting!

[5:27 PM]Varda: That was only 27 minutes overtime. Pardon the lateness!

[5:27 PM]Varda: Feel free to keep chatting. : )

[5:27 PM]Sandalf13: Who is counting?

[5:27 PM]Varda: I have to. : )

[5:28 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: 25, 26, 27, ah-ah-ah!

[5:28 PM]Varda: The Count!

[5:28 PM]Sandalf13:

[5:28 PM]Sandalf13: He is an Elf!

[5:29 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: He's a night elf!

[5:29 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: (purple skin)

[5:30 PM]Sandalf13: He is especially into odd numbers....1 - 3 - 5 -7 - 9 and so on...

[5:30 PM]Arien Valar: post ~

[5:30 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: He's pretty odd, even!

[5:31 PM]Eönwë Valar: He's unreal....

[5:31 PM]Eönwë Valar: Imaginary even.

[5:31 PM]Sandalf13: He was once approached by Annatar, but refused to join his minions, because even though he had a preference for odd numbers, he could not forsake the even members of his consortium/

[5:31 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: He can also be quite irrational.

[5:31 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: But I don't doubt him being integer!

[5:31 PM]Sandalf13: Only on his imaginary days.

[5:32 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: If only a fraction.

[5:32 PM]Eönwë Valar: He's a set of one with quite a range.

[5:32 PM]Sandalf13: Definitely not the null set...

[5:33 PM]Arien Valar: more binary

[5:33 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Divisive, at least.

[5:33 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Something doesn't add up..

[5:33 PM]Arien Valar: ... i think soon i ll be able to write only one letter ... zzzzz zzzzz zzzzzzz

[5:33 PM]Eönwë Valar: He doesn't subtract from the experience.

[5:34 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Now we're getting to the root of it.

[5:34 PM]Eönwë Valar: No negative about it.

[5:34 PM]Arien Valar: but that s devisive

[5:34 PM]Eönwë Valar: Absolutely.

[5:35 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Squarely.

[5:35 PM]Arien Valar: Tangental even ...

[5:38 PM]Arien Valar: Namarie and thanks for the fun

[5:38 PM]Sandalf13:

[5:38 PM]Eönwë Valar: Sleep well Arien.

[5:38 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Namarie!

[5:38 PM]Sandalf13: Namarie Arien!

[5:38 PM]Arien Valar: i shall i hope

[5:42 PM]Eönwë Valar: 10 Walkers, so 9 keep the nazgul busy and one clobbers them on the back of the head with a pool noodle.

[5:42 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Posted.

[5:42 PM]Sandalf13: Speaking of things, I found this image on the web recently....coming from Nebraska, I just thought it was hysterical....

[5:42 PM]Sandalf13:

[5:42 PM]Eönwë Valar: That diagram checks out.

@Varda On the Forum story, I just posted Fainan's reply to Auros about which job she'll take. : )

[5:44 PM]Eönwë Valar: Oops, missed this. It's Telperos, not Auros, in my last post.

[5:45 PM]Varda: You're right. I noticed before posting, but didn't say the name.

[5:45 PM]Eönwë Valar: OK, just making sure.

[5:45 PM]Varda: Sorry, mistake there for sure.

[5:46 PM]Varda: I was thinking of Eonwe/Auros at the same time. Silly me. : )

[5:46 PM]Sandalf13: What about Eouros?

[5:46 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Ouroboros.

[5:47 PM]Varda: : )

[5:47 PM]Varda: He's not snaky. : )

[5:47 PM]Varda: I like the infrastructure pic.

[5:47 PM]Sandalf13:

[5:48 PM]Varda: If he ever puts a good bite on that tail, will Earth become unwound?

[5:49 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Named my infinite hatchling Ouroboros. To date still one of my favorite pet-names. Just too bad he's one of the few with this model who doesn't chase his own tail in idle animation.

[5:49 PM]Eönwë Valar: Arien might want to double-check her post :}

[5:50 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Actually I interpreted it as her being so excited about the word "caving" she lost all context

[5:50 PM]Eönwë Valar: If I'd caught it while she was here I would've said something sooner, heh.

[5:50 PM]Eönwë Valar: hehehe

[5:52 PM]Sandalf13: I must move on as well....things to do for dinner, but will check in later for Ar's report. Namarie!~

[5:52 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Namarie!

[5:53 PM]Sandalf13: BTW - 81 grad F here on THursday, 7 inches of snow on Saturday (yesterday), back into the 70s on Tuesday.

[5:53 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Just lots of wind and rain here.

[6:16 PM]Varda: Back

[6:17 PM]Varda: Aye. Sorry, Arien. Guess my Auros comment in the chat misled her. Auros left and Telperos is looking for volunteers for the jobs Auros left us.

[6:17 PM]Varda: Yay for everyone posting right together on the forum! Been a while. : ) Feels good!

[6:18 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Occasional reminder that not every post needs to be 3 paragraphs is very welcome

[6:19 PM]Varda: hehe

[6:19 PM]Varda: Dialogue-style posting. Those can be quick!

[6:20 PM]Varda: Currently 69°F and sunny.

[6:25 PM]Eönwë Valar: Rained most of yesterday. Clear skies and 63 in the degrees of Fahrenheit here.

[6:25 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: If those were Celsius I'd be worried!

[6:35 PM]Varda: : )

[6:36 PM]Varda: back later!

[7:22 PM]Eönwë Valar: Just 2 hours left to vote in the poll in harbor :}

[7:36 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Personal gaming report!

[7:37 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: For (non)flashgaming, this week we got an old badge replacing a not-working one halfway throughout the week... but this one's pretty simple, though not easy

[7:38 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Tiny Jukebox is a rhythm game where you have to hit keys to match the arrows, in 10 second tracks. A mistake costs a life, a completed track replenishes one. See how far you get!

[7:42 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Blizzard gaming:

[7:43 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Diablo 4: Did a bit of seasonal questing this week, since the season's nearing its end. Got my sorceress to level 25, while completing one and a half quests. 3 and a half to go, as we try to get the "blessing" of Diablo himself to lock down one of his underlings.

[7:46 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Hearthstone: made it to level 64 on the reward track. They changed the weekly quests this week, making them at least 3 times as long, for only about 30% extra experience. People were not happy about that, so then they reduced the quests again to numbers between new and old, while keeping the new experience rewards. Still takes a bit longer, but I guess that means more reward levels and more gold

[7:47 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: New quest event coming up in a couple of days, Double Trouble. I wonder if that's miniature related, since miniature minions summon a mini version of themselves... we'll see!

[7:49 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Brawl is Blood Magic, where all spells cost health instead of mana. I've got an old mage deck for it with lots of spells that do more damage than they cost, so that gives me a bit of an advantage... still, with so many spells to be able to be played in one turn, games never last long, and it can easily swing either way at the start, with huge bursts of damage.

[7:50 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Warcraft Rumble: No new collection level this week.

[7:51 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: No new dungeon levels for the beast leader, but in the alliance week I've completed dungeon level 17 with Tirion, and we'll see if I can get one or two more during the rest of the week.

[7:52 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: In the heroic sigil campaign, I've defeated the Dockmaster with all 5 families now, and Morgan the Collector after that with 3 families.

[7:53 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Darkmoon Faire event is up for the first time, with a weekly quest and, per day, 3 daily quests. Complete them for tickets, make your way down a reward track. Since I'm the only active player in my guild right now - tickets gotten are shared through the guild - I've not gotten many rewards, though I did get a bit of gold from it.

[7:55 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: In the event, quest fights come with darkmoon chests, which give random effects when opened, usually favoring the side that opens it. Since the effects can be rather strong, it's even more important to get as many of them as possible, but if the enemy overpowers you with some random spawns from them or something, you can always just retry and hope for a different chest proc!

[7:57 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: As for quality upgrades, I've gotten skeletons, the abomination and the angry chickens upgraded to uncommon quality. I've also gotten the right talent for the witch doctor, and am currently saving gold for the abomination's talent which is currently for sale in the grid.

[7:58 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: I've also read, and then confirmed, that you can buy epic cores in the shop for 1000 gold from time to time. I don't have that much gold to spare, but it's good to know that when all my minions are rare, I'll still be able to get them all to epic in a reasonable fashion, making 29 the practical level limit rather than 27. That should help in the future! 7:59 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: (oh, and back for Hearthstone, forgot to mention Death Knight class to level 41! 19 to go)

[8:00 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: WoW:

[8:00 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: No raiding yet, it'll start up again this week with the awakened season.

[8:02 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Weekly event is world quests, giving me enough time for other stuff. Been trying the pvp brawl, but no luck; the waiting times often go to an hour and each time we faced a premade group crushing us. Oh well, probably not happening this reset then

[8:02 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Completed the trading post currency for April, and got a new pet for my troubles, Aura, an adventuring duck. With a hat.

[8:04 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Also bought a new mount, the Savage Blue Battle Turtle (cheap enough compared to other mounts), a Delicate Silk Parasol toy, and 2 transmog pieces: A new tabard, classic violet; and a Frenzied Hat of the Deep Blue: a stuffed toy shark placed on your head Couldn't resist that.

[8:07 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Did some more Plunderstorm as well! With double the plunder, 1 match is now usually enough to get a new renown each day, and I've gotten to renown 34 now. One more week'll do it. Renown 30 came with a new pet in the main game as well, Glamrok, a treasure-hunting crab, and 31 came with what looks like a rather unique rapier model. I'll probably use that one on my piratey worgen rogue.

[8:08 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Got a bit of questing done on my horde druid alt, freeing Talanji and Zul from Stormwind, and doing the introduction quests in Zandalar. After I'm done with the Diablo 4 season, and before timerunning starts, I'll quest a bit more with him over there, see if I can get a few levels

[8:10 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: And finally, bought the War Within / 20th WoW anniversary Collector's Edition!

[8:10 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Should be some fun in-game bonuses, as well as the art book and even a 30cm statue. Looking good! We'll see when it comes out

[8:11 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: And that's my report for the week!

[8:12 PM]Varda: Thanks, Phar. : )

[8:14 PM]Ar-Pharazon-V: Namarie

[8:55 PM]Varda: Namarie

[8:55 PM]Sandalf13: Namarie, Ar and Varda!

[9:24 PM]Varda: Namarie Sandalf

Thus ends this week's meeting. Come back and see us next week!