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★ Gaiscioch Ceannard Notes - March 2016 ★

By:

Taoiseach de na Arach Glas

Foghladha
Taoiseach de na Arach Glas
GW2: Foghladha.2506 ESO: @Foley

Posted On: 03/04/2016 at 01:50 PM


 

Márta 2016
(March)


Cead Mile Failte!

Welcome adventurers to the month of March! This month we kick off several exciting things including the DoubleUP Charity Event, The Launch of Black Desert Social Adventure and the Launch of the Thieves Guild DLC in ESO. This newsletter will be a bit shorter than most as it's been too chaotic this month to write a long one :D.

Gaiscioch Family News

DoubleUP Charity Event 2016

The new toy drive is kicking off this month. Our goal is to send 250 stuffed animals to our 3 partner charities and give them the supplies to last another few months. This event will run through June.

Our 3 charities include:

  • Candlelighters for Children with Cancer - Providing children with a special friend in their darkest of times.
  • Project Smile - Providing emergency responders with stuffed animals to provide displaced children in New England and surrounding areas.
  • Project Night Night - Providing stuffed animals to homeless children throughout the midwest.

Be sure to head to http://gsch.info/doubleup to contribute to our charity drive and support one of these three charities.

Monthly Meetings

This month's meetings will be held on 12th of March. Here's the meeting lineup.

  • 4PM PT: Magazine Team Meeting - Issue 8 Wrapup / Issue 9 Kickoff
  • 5PM PT: Gaiscioch Family Summit - March 2016

All meetings will be held on GameVox: http://gsch.info/voice 

Gaiscioch Family Promotions:

I wanted to take a moment to say congratulations to a few members this month for accepting their next credo and stepping into a new role in our family.

War Council (Ard Tiarna)

The War Council is comprised of members who have stepped up to lead events and activities for the family. They have proven themselves on the battlefield and have collected 25 signatures of approval from their followers. They have accepted the Mark of Servitude credo and understand that Leadership is not a position of power, it is a position of service. They have committed themselves to hosting fun and friendly events for the community at large.

  » papo64

Officers (Seaimpín)

The Gaiscioch Family officers act as a front line for questions and answers. These members have accepted the Mark of the Protector credo and have vowed to assist new members with familiarization and report any suspicious or unbecoming behavior to the eldership team.

  » Asharei   » Jjrdragon   » MysticalMadiMoo   » Namrie   » Raillery   » Velim   » Villaovi   » Zaar

Veteran Members (Saighdear)

Veteran Members have proven their devotion to the family by participating in events and contributing to the family's success. They have been active more than 90 days and have continued to be contributing members to the family.

  » Hercules   » Holyheart00   » Miketheman   » Omnia   » Puxk   » Spartecus   » Zoomzoom

Official Members (Lorgair)

Official Members have earned the rank of Lorgair and have accepted the Mark of the Kindred credo. They have officially decided to become members of the family and start their journey to ascend the roles of the Gaiscioch Family.

  » CroatAxeMan   » DigitalKites   » Faraway   » Gogos   » Toonces   » Uncasbe   » Zoomzoom

Guild Wars 2 News

Guild Hall Progress Report - March 2016

I've got some good news everyone! We are creeping up on the end of the chase for Gaiscioch na Rall's Guild Hall. There's just a few upgrades left before we've maxed out our guild hall.

  • Guild Decorations Merchant 3 - Send Flax Seeds, Vials of Linseed Oil, Gold for Donation Credit.
  • Guild Trader 5 - Ancient Wood Plans, Orichalcum Ingot, Cured Hardened Leather Square, Bolt of Gossamer.
  • Synthesis Output 3 - Ley Line Sparks
  • Synthesis Output 4 - Airship Oil, Pile of Auric Dust, Ley Line Sparks

We are going to be shifting focus from Rall to SORC over the course of the month and help make the push to 37 so we can get the +5 supply buff in SORC. Then a short push to 40 where we will leave SORC. My plan is to get each of the buildings upgraded and push the resource gathering to the max along with WvW buffs and Marketplace improvements. I'd like to make SORC a place where all players can gain access to some of the stuff limited to guilds.

Once we have SORC to level 40 we will begin pushing both Morrigan and Anu to 37 for the supply buff. By the time that the new mysterious Johanson WvW Patch hits I want to have all 4 of our guilds decked out and ready to take advantage of whatever is thrown at us. I want to be in a place where we can claim 3 keeps on SOR BL while being able to keep Rall as a mobile claim.

Please Welcome Our Newest Members

Please welcome our newest members to our Guild Wars 2 family.

  » Arianaka [arianaka.2458]   » Caedan [Awesteiney.2496]   » DigitalKites [Digital Kites.2695]   » Ghost [jesse.9681]   » Gogos [Zark.9720]   » GrimImmortality [sniperman.1738]   » Ian [Orange.3942]   » Jimboe [Jimboe.9231]   » Malic [Malic.1728]   » Saladspork [saladspork.3861]   » TonyT [Tony T.4691]   » Wosie [Lanfear.9802]

Guild Wars 2 Events at a Glance

Mon

9:00AM:
Jae's Monday World Boss Hunt

12:00PM:
Jay's Randome Achievement Night: Jumping Puzzles

2:15PM:
Gma Fog's Leveling The Playing Field

Tue

10:30AM:
Findan's Map Clear [Sparkfly Fen]

1:00PM:
Mid-range map clears with Rayne

5:00PM:
Open Community Guild Missions

6:00PM:
The Siege War of Sanctum of Rall

Wed

11:00AM:
Fractal Teaching [now including AR] :)

2:15PM:
Leveling Further With Gma Fog

5:00PM:
Smitty's Sabres WvW

10:00PM:
Tequatl 2 for 1 BBQ {canceled for tonight}

Thu

8:30AM:
Shmi's Slo-Mo HoT: SCAR Camp (Tangled Depths)

12:00PM:
Star's Raiders WvW

3:00PM:
Dungeon Reset

4:30PM:
Teragriff's for Tyria

6:00PM:
Fractals Teaching Group, late edition :3

Fri

10:30AM:
Findan's Map Clear [Sparkfly Fen]

1:00PM:
Mid-range map clears with Rayne

3:00PM:
Jae's Friday World Boss Train

6:00PM:
GW2 Raiders Spirit Vale

Sat

8:00AM:
Gma Fog's Leveling The Playing Field

1:00PM:
Story Saturday(note early start time)

6:00PM:
Shmi's Maguuma Meta: Princess

10:30PM:
Open Community Guild Missions

Sun

12:00AM:
The Siege War Livestream

11:00AM:
Rylssa's Map Clear - Dredgehaunt Cliffs (40-50)

2:00PM:
Dungeon Master Sunday

4:00PM:
Star's Raiders WvW

Top Guild Wars 2 News For March, 2016

  1. Guild Wars 2 Update: Game Update Notes - February 9 2016
  2. Creature Feature on Guild Chat
  3. Soaring Weapons, Wings of Love, and Wedding Preparation Package in the Gem Store!
  4. Phoenix Kite Glider in the Gemstore
  5. Bite-Sized Fun on Guild Chat
  6. Creature Design on Guild Chat: A Summary
  7. Community Showcase Live: February
  8. The Shatterer on Guild Chat: A Summary
  9. The ESL Guild Wars 2 Pro League Season Finals Are Live on Saturday on Twitch
  10. PvP League Season Two Changes

Elder Scrolls Online News

Thieves Guild DLC Launches

The next DLC for ESO Launches on March 7th bringing a new zone, new skills, new crown store items, new questlines and adrenaline pumping adventure waiting around every corner. Explore the southern peninsula of Hammerfell with fellow GSCH members.

For a preview of what is to come check out:
http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/dlc/thievesguild

For the full patch notes of what is being tested see:
http://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/en/discussion/245011/pts-patch-notes-v2-3-0

Please Welcome Our Newest Members

Please welcome our newest members to our Elder Scrolls Online family.

  » Aiemethia [@Aiemethia]   » Altered [@Altered64]   » BjornThorsen [@shadowangels]   » MaliceSynn []   » Medo88 [@medo88]   » PiperJane [@PiperJaneCapulet]   » Smokey [@awhiteman92]   » Waylander22 []   » XViPeRx [@viper96]

Elder Scrolls Online Events at a Glance

Mon

Tue

9:00AM:
We Are The Champions (Cyrodill XP run)

5:00PM:
Vet Map Clearance

Wed

5:00PM:
Wrothgar Daily Boss Clear

Thu

4:30PM:
Lavum's Undaunted Silver/Gold Dungeon Crawl

6:00PM:
Social Adventures in Elder Scrolls Online

Fri

6:30PM:
Undaunted Keys Speed Runs

9:00PM:
Friday Night Lights w/ the Emperor

Sat

2:30PM:
IC dungeon normals with Jairone

5:00PM:
Crazy Prissy's AVA HAVOC Romp - Try to finish IC top and bottom

Sun

10:00AM:
Gold/Silver key run with Jairone

5:00PM:
Crazy Prissy's Hel Ra Trial - Sunday Edition

Top Elder Scrolls News For March, 2016

  1. Thieves Guild Guide: Systems & Skill Line
  2. Loremaster’s Archive: Messages from Hew’s Bane 2
  3. Thieves Guild Guide: Areas
  4. ESO Live: Thieves Guild Special #2
  5. Thieves Guild Guide: The Basics
  6. Loyalty Rewards for DLC Game Packs
  7. Meet the Character – Chief Inspector Rhanbiq
  8. Heart’s Day: Love in ESO
  9. Thieves Guild Deep Dive: Grouping Tool Improvements
  10. Meet the Character – Zeira

Social Adventures News

Discord Testing in Progress

All of our Social Adventures are migrating over to Discord this month. We want to hammer the kogs and see what breaks. Next month I would like for us all to meet or discuss what we like and don't like about Discord to weigh the options between it and GameVox. Be sure to join our Discord by going to http://gsch.info/ce

Black Desert Adventure Now Open

As of March 3rd, we are officially launching our Social Adventure in Black Desert. Our guild will have a lot of work to do to level the guild up to be able to house more people. We will be aiming at the 100 person mark as our first goal. We want to have enough regular population to provide a formidable force in the endgame pvp.

If you would like to get involved be sure to join the social adventure at:
http://gsch.info/g/blackdesert

Join the Discord Channel by going to:
http://gsch.info/bdo

For more information about the GSCH Black Desert Community visit:
http://gsch.info/p/181002

New Adventures

Popular Adventures

Join a Social Adventure Today!

Gaiscioch Magazine News

Gaisicoch Magazine Issue 8 Now Available!

The Gaiscioch Social Gaming Community is proud to announce the conclusion to their second year of publishing Gaiscioch Magazine with the release of Issue 8: Dream Builders. In this issue they discuss the challenges that come across our path to realizing our dreams.

This issue also marks the first time Gaiscioch Magazine has grown to 200 pages of content. In this issue you will learn about the rigorous development behind Chronicles of Elyria and how they took a simple dream and made it a reality. We share the story of R. Armando Morabito, an Epic & EDM music composer and the vision of J. Todd Coleman and his quest to bring Crowfall to the masses. Lastly we speak with the team from Das Tal about their mmo/moba hybrid and their quest to reinvent PvP as we know it.

In addition we have inspirational stories from Gaiscioch personalities, sneak peeks at some of your favorite upcoming titles, game reviews, short stories, recipes to fill your belly, and our hallmark Guild Wars 2 and Elder Scrolls Online guides.

Read the new magazine now at:
http://gsch.info/mag-i8

Popular Stories:

  1. Gaiscioch Magazine Issue 8: Dream Builders Now Available
    534 Reads | By: Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
  2. Don't Get Phished
    414 Reads | By: Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
  3. Rare Gems of Crowdfunding: The Dwarves
    253 Reads | By: Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
  4. Rare Gems of Crowdfunding: The Bard's Tale IV
    239 Reads | By: Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
  5. Rare Gems of Crowdfunding
    227 Reads | By: Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
  6. Rare Gems of Crowdfunding: Woolfe - The Red Hood Diaries
    222 Reads | By: Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
  7. Finding an Escape in Gaming
    212 Reads | By: Bill “SwordandKeyboard” Owens
  8. Rare Gems of Crowdfunding: Umbra
    212 Reads | By: Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
  9. Guild Wars 2 Pro League Finals
    190 Reads | By: Edward "Screenager" Orr
  10. Returning Home
    170 Reads | By: Althea "Briseadh" Damgaard

Popular News:

  1. PSA: Beware of scammers abusing MMO clan Gaiscioch’s name and domain
  2. Guild Wars 2: Precursor Crafting: Pre-tty Cool Or Curse-Worthy?
  3. Jeff Grubb leaves Guild Wars 2 for Amazon Game Studios
  4. Star Citizen Free Fly, A Week Long Open Alpha
  5. Battalion 1944 surpasses Kickstarter goal in only three days
  6. 5 MMORPGs You Must Play in February
  7. Flameseeker Chronicles: A visual guide to gliding in Guild Wars 2
  8. New Survival MMO Grimm: Dark Legacy Announced
  9. $10m Dying Light edition now on sale
  10. Fire Emblem Fates gets new rating for suggestive content

Be sure to check out our latest stories and gaming news at: gsch.info/mag

Gaiscioch Livestream News

Vote For Us!

Our Twitch channel has been nominated on TopStreamers.com as one of the top streaming channels. You can help us rise the rank by casting your vote for us at:
http://thegaisciochfamily.topstreamers.com/

Social Adventure March 2016 Lineup

This month we'll be throwing a lot of attention toward the Black Desert Social Adventure with 3 events over the course of the month. We will also take a trip to Elder Scrolls Online and Warhammer Online for our monthly visit. Our Social Adventures Livestream takes place every Thursday at 6PM PT.

  • 10: Elder Scrolls Online - New Beginnings: Aldmeri Zone Clear (Low Level Party)  
  • 17: Black Desert Online - Level 30+ Guild Defense/Assault Missions
  • 24: Warhammer Online - Tier 2
  • 31: Black Desert Online - Level 30+ Guild Defense/Assault Missions

Streams of Epic Adventure: The Epic Ten

This is your last chance to cast your vote for your favorite episodes and games of our inaugural year of the Streams of Epic Adventure. Head over to URL to cast your vote for your favorites, then tune in on Apr 11th @ 6:00PM PDT to see which games won. Your vote is important so please visit and cast your vote.

Side Quests: A Look to the Future

Many of you have enjoyed watching Side Quests either live or on replay. Each video is averaging 50-60 watches at this point and it seems like people are enjoying the fast paced playthroughs of each game's plotline.

I'm excited to announce that there are several upcoming games I will be rotating into the lineup. These titles include:

  • Tom Clancy's The Division
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Alongside these I have a poll up where you can suggest games for the show. Head over to URL to cast your vote for the next side quest!

Recent Livestreams:

Mondays at 6PM PT
Streams of Epic Adventure

Episode 47:
orion_prelude

Episode 46:
paladins

Episode 45:
guardians_of_orion

Episode 44:
unrealtournament

 

Tuesdays at 6PM PT
The Siege War

Mar 1st
The Siege War of Sanctum of Rall (vs BP & IoJ)
Feb 9th
2/9/15: The Siege War of Sanctum of Rall vs IoJ vs FC
Feb 2nd
2/2/15: The Siege War of Sanctum of Rall
Jan 26th
1/25/15: The Siege War of Sanctum of Rall
 

Thursday at 6PM PT
Social Adventures

Mar 3rd
Social Adventures in Black Desert
Feb 25th
GSCH Social Adventures in Warhammer Online
Feb 18th
Social Adventures in Devilian
Feb 11th
Social Adventures in Warhammer Online
 

Daily at 3PM PT
Side Quests

Mar 3rd
The Last of Us on Side Quests - Part 2
Mar 2nd
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor on Side Quests - Part 5
Mar 2nd
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves on Side Quests - Part 4
Mar 2nd
Dragon Age: Inquisition on Side Quests - Part 4
 

Sunday at 8AM PT
Smitty Streams

Feb 27th
Smitty Streams - Episode 17: Trulon
Feb 20th
Smitty Streams - Episode 15: Duck Game
Feb 20th
Smitty Streams - Episode 16: Forced
Feb 13th
Episode 15: Duck Game on Smitty Streams
 

Closing Notes

Thank you!

Over the past month, we've had players going out of their way to help with some of the challenges we face. We're on the cusp of launching our biggest Social Adventure to date and have seen an outpouring of support from the players to help get things going and support the community. I am so very proud of all of you and just wanted to use my closing notes to tell you how much I appreciate all your efforts. Whether it's helping progress the guild hall in Guild Wars 2, hitting the streets finding new members in ESO, organizing a game we know little to nothing about before going in face first, helping write and edit more than 200 pages of a free volunteer driven magazine, or by helping us provide stuffed animals to kids in need. Your support makes this what this community is. Incredible.

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."
                                                          - Foghladha

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Member Response:

By:

Taoiseach de na Arach Glas

Foghladha
Taoiseach de na Arach Glas
GW2: Foghladha.2506 ESO: @Foley

Replied On: 03/07/2016 at 09:04 PM

I can never explain the importance of reading these. Please make sure to take time when I send them. It takes a lot of time for me to put together and it's the only way I can keep you all informed. 

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with,
it’s the memories and friendships that you cherish forever."
                                                          - Foghladha

Subscribe on: Twitch.tv | YouTube Gaming | Twitter
Join the Adventure On: Gaiscioch.com | Facebook | Discord

By:

Ban Fine de na Sailetheach

Morusil
Ban Fine de na Sailetheach

Replied On: 03/08/2016 at 06:03 AM

I'm still very new so definitely great to read for me since I have no idea who's who or what's what.  So thanks.  Hopefully replying to this is alright.

By:

Caomhnoir de na Fhiaigh OrĂ¡iste

LordMelchom
Caomhnoir de na Fhiaigh OrĂ¡iste
GW2: Lord Azazel.8703 ESO: @AzazelSlayer

Replied On: 03/08/2016 at 06:15 AM

I always read these Fog ! and they are always so great to read as well :)

By:

Taoiseach de na Arach Glas

Foghladha
Taoiseach de na Arach Glas
GW2: Foghladha.2506 ESO: @Foley

Replied On: 03/08/2016 at 08:50 AM

Replying is perfect :) lets Me know someone actually saw it :)

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with,
it’s the memories and friendships that you cherish forever."
                                                          - Foghladha

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Join the Adventure On: Gaiscioch.com | Facebook | Discord

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