Hail and Salutations to all members of the Valar Guild on the 24th Anniversary of the Valar Guild!
Prior to September 2021, per the Games Site roster, there were 163 members playing 22 games.
Of those 163 members:
On September 11th, 2021, the Games Site Mass-Update letter was sent out, requesting all members to send in their most up-to-date gaming information by September 30th. Only members listed as active on the Membership Page, and having an e-mail on file with us, were sent the GSMU e-mail. This year, that total was 50 (not counting myself). Of those, only 1 was undeliverable (a record) and 17 responded by the deadline (again, not counting myself). To those who responded, thank you.
A further 14 members' gaming information was gleaned from Guild Branch activity in World of Warcraft and Lord of the Rings Online (holding steady matching the previous two years). As with previous years, any activity within 90 days was counted as recent activity. The branches examined were on the US servers of Uldaman and Lothar for World of Warcraft, and the servers Landroval and Anor for Lord of the Rings Online.
Once all sources accessible were verified for recent activity, the Games Site roster was updated to reflect current gaming information.
As of October 4th, 2021, the Valar Guild Games Site now reflects a total of 162 members playing 27 games (up 5 games from last year).
Of those 162 members:
World of Warcraft remains our second most played game with 7 members, down by two from last year. 3 of those are playing WoW Classic: 2 on Europe servers and 1 on US servers.
Lord of the Rings Online remains our most played game with 22 members, remaining steady from last year.
This concludes the State of Valar Gaming for 2021. As always, please check over your gaming information and make sure it is correct. If you did not respond to the GSMU, you can still send in your gaming information. Remember that you can send in updates any time of year.
Happy 24th Anniversary!