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Gaming News 2009

Thursday, December 31, 2009


Happy New Year! Transition from the 2009 News to 2010 News should happen automatically when midnight hits the US East Coast. Feel free to stop in and watch the proverbial fireworks either explode in awesomeness when it happens, or fizzle out if it doesn't work :} (Note: No fireworks will actually be seen on this page :})

Friday, December 25, 2009


Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009


Patch 3.3: Fall of the Lich King is out! Have fun with Icecrown and random dungeons :}

Tuesday, December 01, 2009


Today is the release of Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood! Have fun (once the servers are back up and you've downloaded it, that is :})

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Pilgrim's Bounty going on. Don't miss your chance to get your cooking up easily!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


There are new Developer Diaries about the main ingame menu and about combat changes. In addition, the SoM Beta non-disclosure agreement has been lifted. Check these items out at

Just a reminder: For lifetimers and those moving to multi-month subscriptions, the chance to get both the Adventurer's Pack and Siege of Mirkwood for $20.00 ends tomorrow.

Sunday, November 01, 2009


Day of the Dead runs through today and tomorrow.

Just a reminder: If you haven't done it already, all WoW accounts must be merged with a Account by November 11th.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 12, 2009


It's official. All WoW accounts must be merged with accounts by November 11th. Doing so gets you a penguin pet. To read the post, go to

Wednesday, October 07, 2009


Pictures of our 12th Anniversary festivities on Lothar have been put up. To access them, go to Guild Branches, Lothar, and select Events. I chose the best images I took of our celebrations at each capital.

Sunday, October 04, 2009


Happy Twelfth Anniversary, Valar Guild!

Saturday, October 03, 2009


The GPMU has been completed and everyone's gaming info is now up. Please check yours to make sure it is correct.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


There's a new Lord of the Rings based game coming out this fall, called The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest, for the Nintendo Wii (developed by headstrong Games), DS, Playstation Portable, and PS2 (developed by TT Fusion). It's being published by Warner Brothers Interactive, who has the license now instead of EA. You can see a trailer at the games homepage at

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Patch 3.2.2 has been released! The old Onyxia raid is no more.

Saturday, September 05, 2009


The Valar Guild Games Page Mass-Update has begun! Please respond by September 30th!


Turbine's unveiled the next expansion for Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood! Looks like the max level will be 65 in this new expansion. See the press release at

Friday, August 21, 2009


Well, Blizzcon Started today, and there's alot of fun new news from Blizzard already.


The rumours have been confirmed. World of Warcraft's next expansion will be titled Cataclysm. Level cap is 85, it changes the old world, new races Worgen/Goblins for Alliance/Horde, and some interesting guild advancement features. See more here:


For info about the new features coming (including cross-game chat), and how this affects Starcraft 2, see:


New class for Diablo 3: the Monk! See more here:

For the Blizzcon report, see:

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Looks like for World of Warcraft's 5th Anniversary, they're revamping the Onyxia raid to match current raiding standards, and giving Onyxia brood whelp pets to those who log in around the Anniversary. The new raid is coming in 3.2.2. Check out more info at


The Phrozen Forums have completed their move. The link on the Diablo and His Kin links page has been updated.

Thursday, August 06, 2009


The Phrozen Forums are moving to a new host. I mention this because it hosts V&K's forums for the ME mod. You can still get the ME mod itself from Eowyn's (not Eowyn-(V)) web site linked on the Diablo and His Kin links page.

It's recommended by the Phrozen Forums admins that you bookmark and

Wednesday, August 05, 2009


World of Warcraft patch 3.2: Call of the Crusade is out! Give it a go!


Guild branch Player tables will now sort character levels by descending order (i.e., max level players will now be at the top of the list.)

Monday, July 20, 2009


The Links pages are now working once again. This should conclude the repair portion of my Games Page work, but please let me know if you find something that's not working.

Now I can get started on new improvements :}


Sortability has been restored to the World of Warcraft Lothar and Uldaman player tables. Enjoy sorting by Guild Name, Character Name, Race, Level, Class, and Professions!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


The LotRO Landroval Player table is now sortable once again! Enjoy looking for info on character by Guild Member, Character Name, Race, Level, Class, and Vocation!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Player Tables are available for World of Warcraft Lothar and Uldaman branches. Lord of the Rings Online Landroval branch coming soon. These are not enabled for sortability right now, but it will be coming soon.

Update: Landroval Player table is now available too :}

Sunday, July 05, 2009


The problem with the Main Games Listing has been fixed. You can now see who plays what properly,.. at least with the games in the list that don't go off your screen. Fixes to that coming.

As a reminder, right now clicking on the menu link "Member Games Listing" will sort by honor, and selecting a game from the drop-down menu will make a table of those who play that game.

Saturday, July 04, 2009


Happy Independence Day to the USA!!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009


The Midsummer Fire Festival is going! Don't forget to get in your Achievements for the title and if you're going for the World Event Meta-Achievement.


The Summer Festival is also going on. Get in your deeds here for a fancy title!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


New information from Blizzard about what's coming in Patch 3.2: The Call of the Crusade! Check it out at! This includes a new Paladin-only charger from the Argent Crusade, so your humble Paladin-playing Vala is pleased :}

If you missed the Isle of Conquest preview, see

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I've made some adjustments to the menu. First, you'll notice that the "Guild" and "Members" menu selections have been merged into a single "Community" menu.

Second, selection for sorting members' games has been shifted to the menu. Clicking on the "Member Games Listing will give you the table sorted by Honor, and selecting the game will give you the table for that game. This isn't perfect yet, but it's working for now. Try it out and let me know if you have any problems.

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Well, the server has officially switched over :}

The "You Know You're in Valar When... link has been fixed. Some more changes, updates, and repairs are still slated, so if you see something that's broken, don't fret.

However, if you see something I claim is working that isn't, please let me know :} This news page is obviously one of the things that should be working :}

If you're a member and you don't see your gaming info in its proper place, let me know.

Monday, April 20, 2009


Welcome to our newest members, Gildor and Imrahil!

As you can see, some improvements and changes have been made to the Games Page. I hope you like your news color-coded!


Our fellows over on Lord of the Rings Online are expecting a patch this week.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Patch 3.1 for World of Warcraft is out!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Welcome to the new server :} Hopefully everything's working right that was working right before, but if it's not it'll be fixed as soon as I catch it.

Monday, March 23, 2009


A few items, like the sortable player tables for WoW and LotRO, are still not working. They will be fixed in the next round of updates.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


I'm making several changes to the organization of the page on my end, so bear with me as I work the kinks out.

Update: Most of the stuff is working, but there are a few exceptions that will be fixed during the day.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


A big piece of Blizzard-related news: The accounts system they were testing in the Wrath of the Lich King beta has finally made its appearance. This has bearing on anyone who plays Blizzard games, but particularly for World of Warcraft players. The FAQ for this can be found at

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Had to have an excuse to test my new News page code :} Some more improvements are just about ready and will be up in the next few days. These updates include a slightly improved menu as well as some organizational differences on my end.

Friday, March 13, 2009


I know it's been three months since the new year, but none of that time's been wasted. I've been working in the background on the Games Page, trying to improve things to make the page better for both you and me. It's just taking a bit longer than I'd hoped, hehe. The way the Gaming News page is done is one of those changes, and since it could function on its own, I figured "why not" and now you have it. At this time it's more helpful for me than for you :} I've moved to using a standard gregorian year rather than going from GPMU to GPMU (since we're the Valar Guild and the GPMU ends approximately on our Anniversary, perhaps the term "Valian year" is applicable :}). This means I'll be less inclined to ignore putting up news during that month in anticipation of major changes in the GPMU :}

More updates and improvements to the Games Page will come as they're ready.

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