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Gaming News 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


I found some problems with some links, and fixed them. Enjoy! :}

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Update 9: Against the Shadow, is now out! Check out the patch notes for more info!

Sunday, December 09, 2012


The Valar Guild Games Site has been updated! Lots of changes. Among the more significant are:

  • Links to other sections of the Valar Guild site are now in a menu at the upper right of the screen.
  • Intra-page navigation changed to be simpler and clearer visually.
  • Tabbed interfaces better display sections of large amounts of data on certain pages (discussed in the next few items).
  • Player Tables for World of Warcraft and Lord of the Rings Online Guild Branches now have a tabbed interface that displays characters by race, class, and profession/vocation, along with the totals for those values.
  • Diablo ME Mod and Diablo 2 ME Mod uniques are grouped by equip type as before (armor, weapon, jewelry), and now tabbed by item type (sword, mace, shield, boots, etc.)
  • Diablo 2 ME Mod Sets are grouped by set, with each set having a tab for the items and a tab for the set boni.
  • Links pages are tabbed for First-party (the developers/creators) and Third-party links (everyone else).
  • Member Games, when sorted by honor, are now tabbed by honor.
  • Images included with reviews will now appear at the bottom of the review.
  • Guild Branch Events pages now organized differently. Images now have captions, and appear below the description of each event.
  • Changes made to the formatting of certain archived news files so they could be better read in the current Games Site format.
  • "Other Gaming" Menu section now includes "World of Warcraft" and "Lord of the Rings Online" links, providing pages for info on these two games that is not limited to a specific guild branch, i.e., the LotRO Crafting Crit Items page. These pages will remain available through the guild branch submenus as well.
  • New link for World of Warcraft section: "World of Warcraft Basics" giving general info for those playing or looking to play WoW. This link is also available in the submenus for the Lothar and Uldaman WoW branches.
  • A section on the right of the Games Site has now been utilized to list current and upcoming events for the Valar Guild, including holidays.

Thursday, November 29, 2012


World of Warcraft Patch 5.1: Landfall, has been released! New dailies, some quality of life changes, and more! Read the patch notes for more info!

What you won't see in those notes, however, are changes made to when profession cooldowns and farming crops are available. Read this post on the official forums for more on that.

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Noticed a few files that didn't quite have the right versions. Now they do.

Monday, October 15, 2012


The Lord of the Rings Online expansion, Riders of Rohan is now here!!

Thursday, October 04, 2012


Happy 15th Anniversary to the Valar Guild!

The Games Site Mass-Update is complete. All new gaming info should now be available. Please check it and make sure it's correct.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria is here!!

Monday, September 24, 2012


World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria is out at midnight!!

Saturday, September 08, 2012


The Games Site Mass-Update has begun!

All members' gaming info has been wiped clean. All full members are hereby requested to e-mail me (Eonwë) their current gaming info. All members who provided an e-mail have been sent an e-mail. Please send in your gaming info by September 30th. Why? So that you can find other members who play the same games you do, of course :}

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Patch 5.0.4 is out! A bunch of changes have been made to the game, so be sure to review the patch notes and see how it affects your characters.

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Sauron is seeing a server message in Star Wars: The Old Republic that our official guild server, Rubat Crystal, is being shut down. There is apparently no current list of servers being shut down or servers being kept open available from The Old Republic's Community Site. As soon as we have enough information to act on, we'll know where the new official server is.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


The Riders of Rohan NDA has been lifted!

In addition, Turbine has decided to delay release of Riders of Rohan until October 15th. Check out the official announcement for more info. (Thanks to Pippin for helping find the link!)

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Starcraft 2 patch 1.5.0 is out! Read the patch notes for more info!

Sunday, July 29, 2012


Up on the Lothar Events section now is the ToC 10-man clear we made this Past Sunday. See the fun you missed :}

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


It's now official! September 25th, 2012 is the release date for Mists of Pandaria! Get your Collector's Edition reserved!

New this time around is the ability to get a "deluxe digital upgrade" for Mists of Pandaria directly from Blizzard, allowing you to get all the digital swag from the Collector's Edition, without the cool physical stuff like the Art book and the soundtrack. Check out the official announcement on the Community Site for more info.

Friday, June 08, 2012


For fun, the LotRO and WoW sortable players tables now offers some stats related to what you're sorting by. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 05, 2012


The Pre-Order for Riders of Rohan is now available, with a launch date of September 5th. There are 3 versions with price points of $39.99, $49.99, and $69.99. For more info and for pre-ordering, see here.


For those interested in PvP, a little something about what to expect in Mists of Pandaria: The Future of PvP in Mists of Pandaria

Friday, May 11, 2012


Something that might be of interest: Blizzard is implementing Cross-Realm Zones. Get more info here.

On a lighter note, Pandaren Dances are available for viewing.


Update 7: Shades of the Past will be launching Monday, May 14th. See here for more info.


Finally, lest it be forgotten, Diablo 3 will be released this coming Tuesday, May 15th.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


The Beta for Mists of Pandaria has begun! Read the announcement here.

Friday, March 16, 2012


It's official now. May 15th, 2012 is the release date of Diablo 3. See more here. You can also pre-purchase D3 if that's your thing.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


The next expansion for Lord of the Rings Online, Riders of Rohan has been announced! It's slated for Fall 2012 (yes that soon). For the official announcement, see here.

Monday, January 23, 2012


We have an official guild branch set up, one for the Republic and one for the Empire, on Rubat Crystal in Star Wars: The Old Republic, so now we have official guild branch sections for them!

Friday, January 13, 2012


The Official Guild Server for Star Wars: The Old Republic is Rubat Crystal. Our guy on the ground there is Sauron.

Sunday, January 01, 2012


Happy New Year! Welcome to 2012!

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