Posted On: 02/03/2016 at 01:34 PM
Top Guild Wars 2 News For February, 2016
- Guild Wars 2 Update: Game Update Notes - January 26 2016
- Guild Wars 2 Update: Game Update Notes - January 12, 2016
- Meet the New Shatterer!
- Guild Chat Returns Friday!
- Profession Balance Goals for the Winter 2016 Update
- Balance Preview on Guild Chat
- Drooburt’s Last Wintersday
- Gliding in Central Tyria
- The Music of Heart of Thorns on Guild Chat
- The ESL Guild Wars 2 Pro League Returns Today
Elder Scrolls Online News
ESO Progress Report - February 2016
Things in ESO are picking up. The population is consistently growing since we went to the GSCH system and things are looking up for the community. With promise of nameplates on the horizon this should give us what we need to harden our community and start building a reputation in ESO.
This month I did throw in some preset event names for each of the dungeons we had in our system so that we can start organizing our pickup events a bit better. If you have ideas for other preset names that I should toss in feel free to contact me. I’ll try to keep these updated so that you can have more descriptive event names. Additionally you can set your own by scheduling an event on the calendar.
We’ve got a full range of events happening over in ESO ranging from Trials, to zone clears, to AvA. Be sure to check out the calendar and ask in guild chat for information on what events are happening now.
Additionally some new information about the Thieves Guild DLC just hit the web. Check it out for some information on what's coming on the near horizon.
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Elder Scrolls Online Events at a Glance
Top Elder Scrolls News For February, 2016
- ESO Live’s Next Episode: 1/15
- ESO – The Year Ahead
- Thieves Guild: First Look
- Crown Store Showcase: January 5th, 2016
- Crown Store Showcase: January 27th, 2016
- Loremaster’s Archive: Messages from Hew’s Bane
- Thieves Guild Launch Details & New Video
- ESO Live: Thieves Guild Special #1
- Thieves Guild Guide: Areas
Social Adventures News
System Almost Complete
There are just a few pieces that aren’t quite in place yet. Such as the Game Level badges and event calendars. I also want to make a way for players to notify others in an adventure when their events are created so that they can gain a bit more traction on their events.
So far we haven’t seen anyone else try to use the claiming system other than myself and one other. Remember that whenever you play with 3 or more people to claim your event, even if it’s not in one of our official social adventures or in one of our GSCH guilds. Have the people who joined you claim participation in the event within the first 24 hours. This will help you level up in the social system and also show where people are playing. If your game is not an official adventure, it can be if people show they’re playing.
Phasing Out Unloved Adventures
I am building a way that Adventures that are dormant and unplayed can disappear off the main directory yet remain in the claim event interface. If the games ever get played again they will pop back onto the list. This is to allow us to grow without that page becoming overwhelming. I will also be adding an easy Alphabetical list view of all of the past, present, and future adventures for access after the fact.
New Way of Ranking Adventures
Over the next month I’m planning on building an interface for games themselves to rank up based on how much exp the members earn. This in turn will be how Adventures are listed instead of how many people are playing. I believe that activity is better measured by how active the player base is on claiming activities. Games that have a lot of events happening will show up higher than games that do not.
So on the adventure page you’ll soon see a game rank and exp bar next to each of the games and they will be sorted by their rank. The members field will be updated to display the total number of players instead of the number of players that claimed an event in the past 30 days. My hope is that this will spur more activity in the system and get people teaming up to take on challenges.
This Month’s Social Adventure Livestream Lineup
This month we’ll only visit 4 games. With the overwhelming success of Warhammer Online’s event we’ve decided to hold 2 of them this month to help get everyone prepared for the Tier 2 war. Additionally we’ll be revisiting Devilian for an attempt to complete the Guild Dungeon (Max Levels Preferred, but all can come).
Here’s this month's event lineup.
- Feb 4th @ 6PM: Elder Scrolls Online
- Feb 6th @ 10AM: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
- Feb 11th @ 6PM: Warhammer Online (Return of Reckoning)
- Feb 18th @ 6PM: Devilian
- Feb 25th @ 6PM: Warhammer Online (Return of Reckoning)
I also wanted to ask your feedback for ideas for our First Saturday Morning Brawl. I figure I'll let you guys decide what we should play for our team building game of the month. I have put together a poll on Google Forms for you to help decide which game we should play during this slot.
The Big Adventure
Black Desert Online Launches March 3rd!
I know for a lot of you, you've been waiting for Black Desert Online. The day is finally here that it is arriving. Originally over 250 of you said you were interested in the game, so I have setup a GSCH Social Adventure to get us started.
If you would like to join the Social Adventure be sure to go to:
http://gsch.info/g/blackdesert and get signed up.
Unfortunately this game is region locked and is Buy-2-Play, which will hurt the potential population so we are only rolling out a social adventure with this one. Black Desert doesn't meet our base requirements for a chapter so what you can expect is a casual group of people playing. We will try to grow our numbers to the 100 range if at all possible.
I am hoping within a few months we can have a group of us ready for some siege warfare and start streaming it monthly. This one will be battling for the spotlight that Warhammer Online has recently stolen. It will certainly take at least 1 of the 4 monthly slots starting in march for Social Adventures.
Gaiscioch Magazine News
Issue 8 Enters Editorial Phase
For all those still sitting on articles, be sure to get them turned into the Edit 1 folder and update the spreadsheet so that our editors know they’re ready to edit. My hope is that by February 15th we can be done with edits and be well on the way to laying out the new magazine. This issue is an important one as it marks the conclusion of our second year in publishing.
Looking for Beat Reporters
If you would like to join the team, now that we have a better homepage for content presentation, I will be trying to recruit some people who like to write hot stories about news in the industry. These will not be for the magazine itself but fast tracked directly to the website. Occasionally we come across things that need a faster turn around than the next issue and we want to have a team able to produce and schedule these articles for release on a faster pace. In addition it would be nice if we could publish a brief on the website and a larger article in the magazine covering multiple briefs. There are a few new columns I would like to launch and would like at least 1 dedicated writer who is passionate about the topic to cover the stories and monitor the news.
- Indie Games & Development
- The Horizon - Beta & Alpha Testing
If any of these topics interest you and you would like to cover short 250-500 word stories about games and companies in these categories please contact me at email@example.com and we can get you setup and going. Note some of these positions might open opportunities for access to games and testing opportunities.
Be sure to check out our latest stories and gaming news at: gsch.info/mag
Gaiscioch Livestream News
The Epic Ten
Episode 50 is right around the corner and we want your vote! Cast your vote for your favorite episodes on our Google Form. The poll will be open until February 25th. We will air the top game in each category during our Epic Ten livestream. Be sure to cast your vote. In addition to the viewer poll we will be having a staff poll of the most fun games we've played over the first 50 episodes. This is going to become an annual tradition and as we put a wrap on this first year of livestreaming excellence we want to give kudos to the developers that have made this show an awesome experience for us and our viewers. I look forward to sharing many more adventures with all of you and hope to entertain you for years to come.
Vote for your favorites at:
Mondays at 6PM PT
Streams of Epic Adventure
Tuesdays at 6PM PT
The Siege War
Thursday at 6PM PT
Daily at 3PM PT
Sunday at 8AM PT
February looks to be a month of progress and stability and we have positive things in the forecast coming in the months ahead. Thanks again for all your support and I look forward to coming days.
Slan Go Foill!
(Goodbye For Now)
Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
Ceannard De Gaiscioch Treubh
"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with,
it’s the memories and friendships that you cherish forever."