Meán Fómhair 2016
(September)


Cead Mile Failte!

As The 15 Year Mark Approaches

We inch closer to November 11th I have been looking at where we are today as compared to where we began. What a journey we have had, looking back on 15 years of epic adventures. We had our days of roleplay and storytelling. We shared glorious battles as we discovered our first taste of RvR. Life was good, but then I found my first humbling lesson. Then it all came tumbling down because I trusted the wrong people with the keys of the castle.

A few years of soul searching and life upheaval lead me back to Spence and Jeff who pulled me out of my funk and with the help of Don and Juliana put me back up on the horse to lead once again. With the right people supporting my vision we saw the family bloom. In Warhammer Online we forged a legacy and built a new foundation to grow upon.

Then RIFT came, and we really got pushed to our limits. We saw unprecedented growth and had to create many new systems and procedures to help keep the family moving forward. From the days of RIFT to now we've grown our footing and have found what works and what doesn't.  

The family today has evolved from what it once was. While MMORPG's aren't providing the experience we're used to and many of the new games people want to play do not support communities like ours we've found a way to make it all work. We've evolved from a guild in a game, to a community that plays games together. This evolution wasn't instant and is still continuing to happen.

We have grown to be recognized as a member of the media with our Gaiscioch Magazine, have been recognized and supported by developers through our Gaiscioch Livestreams, and have explored lands far beyond our chapter focus with the Gaiscioch Social Adventures.

While the next chapter is nowhere in sight, I am confident that our direction to become an out of game community that plays games together will endure the test of time and while we begin to look back and celebrate 15 years of friendship, memories, and epic adventures, someday I'll be writing looking back at 20 years. I am confident that over the next 5 to 10 years we will continue to keep our course and be a community of friends and family that goes beyond the game.

I am very blessed to be able to share these past 15 years with all of you. Some of you have come and gone and still read my silly ol' newsletters, while others are still involved today. It's players like Nona, Prissy, Pops, and Oldgoat that keep me going and make me realize this is so much more than just a gaming community. This is a family and we should cherish our time together. Whether we're playing a game together, or hanging out talking to each other, our time together is special. I look forward to sharing many more adventures and memories with all of you.  

Upcoming Gaiscioch Events

2016 West Coast Gaiscioch Celebration

On September 4th at 8PM we will be rallying up at Fado's Irish Pub in Seattle Washington to celebrate our 15th year as the Gaiscioch Community. Come hang out with many of our elders and meet some of our developer friends. All are welcome to join and we will be in one of the rooms to the right of the entrance. Be sure to join us if you're in the area! PAX Badge NOT required.

RSVP at: http://www.gaiscioch.com/events/3173/

2016 East Coast Gaiscioch Celebration

Join us on September 30th at 6PM at Fado's Irish Pub in Buckhead, GA for this year's east coast meet and greet! Last years event brought 12 of us together, let's see how far we can grow!

RSVP at: http://www.gaiscioch.com/events/3174/

Extra Life 2016

Time is ticking and our extra life event for 2016 is rapidly approaching. Festivities begin November 5 2016 in this 2-day event-a-palooza! Be sure to sign up and join the fun for this year’s Extra Life event. We will be working with our event leaders to get a full lineup of events over 2 days in all the games you play. Additionally I'll be floating around covering the event via Livestream as I stream several of our chapters and popular social adventures.

Join the team at: http://gsch.info/extralife-register

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Gaiscioch Family News

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 (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.

  » Namrie

Guardians (Seaimpín)

The Gaiscioch Family Guardians are an advanced part of the Veteran Members group and serve as the front line of our family. They help newer members learn about the family, our website, and our belief system. They occasionally will need to help get conversations back on track, or report misdoing's to the family elders. They act as advisors, guidance providers, and overall protectors of the family name. By this time a member should be involved in the family for more than 6 months and has been an active attendee in family events. For those who prefer fellowship over leadership this is the last stop on the family tree. Members must prove their leadership ability to progress to the Leadership ranks through the accumulation of both Valor Points (Earned through leading events.) as well as earning Tokens of Valor from lower ranked members of the family.

  » Aerane   » Maligor

Veteran Members (Curadh)

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.

  » RowenaJ

Official Members (Lorgaire)

Official Members have earned the rank of Lorgaire 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.

  » Ethereal   » Lilou   » Malyss   » Tizel

Guild Wars 2 News

Living World Season 2

I haven't seen a launch day for part 2 of the living world season 3, however I suspect sometime around PAX West we will hear about it and maybe another surprise announcement. Guild Wars 2 is celebrating 4 years this year at PAX West and I have a feeling they might have an announcement up their sleeve. Perhaps they will finally introduce the legendary dragon Foghladha that knocks everyone off cliffs! Muahahahaha! Ok maybe he didn't make the cut.

 

Please Welcome Our Newest Members

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

  » BaconsWife []   » Belle [Metacomet.5832]   » Ebees [ahomes.1978]   » Everen [moonwolf.7513]   » FairEnough [FairEnough.4056]   » Gio [alphawolf.2709]   » Goredan []   » Jehanne [KWman.3012]   » Kaia [Alpz.9513]   » SimpleNeophyte [SimpleNeophyte.8073]   » Vivianne [Vivianne.6504]

Guild Wars 2 Events at a Glance

Mon

7:00AM:
SORC Missions

9:00AM:
Off 8/22: Jae's Monday World Boss Hunt, Now Starting With Tequatl!

12:00PM:
Jay's Advanced Fractals (30s +)

2:00PM:
Gma Fog's Leveling The Playing Field

5:00PM:
Fractals Teaching Group, lateish edition :3

Tue

7:30AM:
Dungeon Tuesday

10:30AM:
Fin's Chaos Squad is Cancelled Today

6:00PM:
The Siege War

Wed

11:00AM:
Namrie's Fractal runs and Teaching :)

5:00PM:
Smitty's Sabres WvW

Thu

8:00AM:
Shmi's HoT for XP and loot: Tangled Depths

5:00PM:
SORC Missions

6:00PM:
Hella Vanka's Daggers

Fri

8:00AM:
Once Upon a Time

Sat

10:30AM:
Fin's Chaos Squad is Back!

1:00PM:
Dungeon's for Goat

3:00PM:
Pookha's WvW Fight Group

Sun

9:00AM:
Raiding at Spirit Vale

Top Guild Wars 2 News For September, 2016

  1. Bloodstone Dye Kit in the Gem Store
  2. Introducing The Guild Wars Adventures Livestream (ARP)
  3. Watch the Guild Wars 2 World Championship Qualifier
  4. Lord Caudecus’s Sword and Pistol, and Noble’s Folly Pass
  5. PvP League Season 4 Begins on August 9
  6. Fourth Anniversary Celebration
  7. Guild Wars 2 Update: Game Update Notes - August 23, 2016
  8. The ArenaNet Streaming Schedule for the Week of August 8
  9. Guild Wars 2 Update: Game Update Notes - August 9, 2016
  10. Out of the Shadows Story on Guild Chat

Elder Scrolls Online News

One Tamriel Nears The Horizon

A lot of information about One Tamriel was announced over the past month. This is the first major free dlc that available to everyone. This DLC will allow any member of any faction to group together to quest, dungeon, raid, and explore any zone in the game at any time. It introduces a new bolstering system that makes any zone your level. Allowing you to explore the content you want to explore and skip the areas you're not interested in.

What does this mean for the family? Ebonheart will only be our warring faction. You can play any faction and join us for PvE activities. Our events will no longer require you to be a certain level to attend. New and Old players can join forces and explore the lands. This should open the door for many new fun activities.

Please Welcome Our Newest Members

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

  » Bacon672 [@bacon672]   » BaconsWife [@baconsWife]   » Bleissa [@bleissa]   » CedricForester [@CertesPhoenix]   » CTpax []   » Jexol [@jexol]   » Moltyr [@Moltyr]   » Nefas [@NefasQS]   » Zaralous [@ZaraKat]

Elder Scrolls Online Events at a Glance

Mon

Tue

5:00PM:
Imperial Sewer Grind

5:00PM:
One Tamriel Map Clear

Wed

5:00PM:
The Warrior's Mettle

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

5:00PM:
Sea's Dive in to ESO Trial's

Top Elder Scrolls News For September, 2016

  1. ESO Live’s Next Episode: 8.12
  2. Update 11 Featuring Shadows of the Hist is Now Available for Xbox One & PS4!
  3. Crown Store Showcase: August 2nd, 2016
  4. Update 11 Guide: Cyrodiil Town Capture
  5. Update 11 Featuring Shadows of the Hist is Now Available on PC & Mac!
  6. ESO Headquarters at PAX West 2016
  7. Gamescom 2016 Recap: Update 12 & One Tamriel
  8. Update 11 Guide: Text Chat on Consoles
  9. Celebrate Imperial City’s One Year Anniversary
  10. Crown Store Showcase: August 30th, 2016

Social Adventures News

Black Desert Online

Manager: Izmina

This past month we migrated most of our most active players to our Tuatha kin Relic for Black Desert. They will still be using the site and claiming participation but flying under the Relic flag from here on out. Those that chose to stay with GSCH understand that it will not be an actively run guild. Izmina has taken over to keep invites available to those that want them. If you're looking for a very active guild experience be sure to contact the guys over at Relic and they will help you get connected. Ludoki and Isha are both over there so either one of them can put you in touch with the proper people.

Black Desert Online is a wonderful game, however it requires a whole lot of commitment from a guild and especially the leader of a guild. It is not a game you can play part time effectively and requires daily logins and usually 6+ hours of being online for the guild leader to keep things moving forward. In the end this just wasn't a game that fit our lifestyle. Relic is entirely committed to the game and are a long time ally of ours. I highly recommend joining them if you wish to see all the game has to offer.

World of Warcraft

Manager: Twilah

Legion has arrived and with it our Social Adventure in WOW is lighting up like a Christmas tree! Experience the new content with all of your favorite Gaiscioch Members as part of our GSCH Social Adventure!

Join the adventure at: http://gsch.info/sa/wow

Warframe

Manager: Haggal

Haggal has spent a whole lot of time with the crew in Warframe and has build a wondrous Guild Dojo for the social adventure. Be sure to check it out and join him for one of the daily Warframe activities.

Join the adventure at: http://gsch.info/sa/fram

Warface

Manager: Foghladha

Our Warface crew has been grabbing some attention from the livestream community. We've had many come to join us through our livestreams and now have a roster more than 30 people deep. Join forces for some wonderful cooperative action.

Join the adventure at: http://gsch.info/sa/face

Orcs Must Die! Unchained

Manager: Smitty

Smitty and the motley crew have been terrorizing Orcs in this tower defense moba. This is a wonderful game for families and players of all skill levels. Our inside source speaks of a "Gaiscioch" patch due out here shortly. It is said to have some things "We" will really enjoy. No idea what that means but hey! I'm in!

Join the adventure at: http://gsch.info/sa/omdu

Life is Feudal

Manager: Kitty

In this Medieval World simulator you can craft, dig, mine, and battle your way through the game. GSCH has their very own server running for all members to login and enjoy. LiF is a buy to play title and is one of the rapidly growing Social Adventures.

Join the adventure at: http://gsch.info/sa/lif

Neverwinter (PS4)

Manager: Foghladha

Over the past month we've seen the launch of Neverwinter on PS4 and several of our members who are part of the GSCH PS4 Community have decided to play together. We currently have 15 of us playing and have started to begin to upgrade our guild stronghold.

Join the adventure at: http://gsch.info/sa/nw

Games on the Radar

  • Otherland - Just announced it's going Free-2-Play and hits open beta this week. This game is based on the Tad Williams books and features various Fantasy and Sci-Fi settings as you explore the depths of the multiverse. Learn more at: http://gsch.info/sa/oth

  • Revelation Online - From My.com, comes a new siege warfare title complete with a full story drive pve side and even raiding. Everyone can fly in this game and there's a wide variety of classes. We're keeping an eye on this one for a potential Social Adventure. If there's enough interest at launch we'll form it up officially and put someone in charge to run the thing. Show your interest by joining the peliminary Social Adventure at: http://gsch.info/sa/ro

New Adventures

Popular Adventures

Join a Social Adventure Today!

Gaiscioch Magazine News

Pre-Registration (Beta) for Magazine Site

Calling all Gaiscioch Members! I am currently looking for people to help me test out the account registration / login side of the Gaiscioch Magazine & Livestreams site. There are 2 ways to go about linking your account to your Gaiscioch.com profile.

The Easy Way:

  1. Go to https://magazine.gaiscioch.com/login.html
  2. Using the Login section use your Gaiscioch.com login information. (Email or Username will work.)

This will automatically create you a Gaiscioch Magazine account based on your Gaiscioch.com information and link your account to your other account to display your community progress in areas to come.

The More Complicated Way

  1. Go to https://magazine.gaiscioch.com/login.html
  2. Register a new account
  3. Confirm your email account and validate your new account.
  4. Click on "My Account" in the top right.
  5. Click on "Connections"
  6. Fill in your Gaiscioch Login information.

I highly recommend you do the first option as it is way easier. Why should you register? I am giving Gaiscioch members the first crack at Handles. Once I launch this wide, if your name is Awesome, and some new member registers Awesome, you won't be able to use Awesome as your name.

In addition you can also start earning exp, levels, and accrue credits to use in the Magazine treasure trove. Once I plug in the weekly raffles you'll be among the first to win prizes. I've personally stocked the Magazine Treasure trove with over 300 games which can be purchased either on the Gaiscioch.com site using Family Vault Credits or on the Magazine Site using credits. Each site has it's own cost.

The Loot Vault & Gaiscioch Magazine Treasure Trove

I wanted to clarify how things work so that you know where your donation is going. Some of you have donated games to the Gaiscioch Loot Vault for Gaiscioch Members. All of those games are only available to Gaiscioch Members through Gaiscioch.com. If you would like me to toggle them onto the Treasure Trove for the magazine site let me know and I can enable it.

In the future, I plan to make a toggle to allow keys to go to Gaiscioch Magazine after 60 days when they are added to the Gaiscioch.com site. However legacy keys will not. They will remain Gaiscioch.com only unless specified by the user that added them. I wanted to make this clear as I did not want to upset anyone by offering keys they donated to random non-gaiscioch members. All of the keys I purchased (I usually buy 2-4 bundles a month to add to the site), will immediately be available as will any keys we receive for future betas and alpha giveaways.

Popular Stories:

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  2. Tree Of Savior
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  3. Oisin and Tir na nOg
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  4. The Dark Brotherhood Comes to Elder Scrolls Online
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  5. Thea And The Return Of The Giant
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  6. Best of Crowdfunding: Chronicles of Elyria
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  7. Hands on as the Hordes Descend in Orcs Must Die! Unchained
    193 Reads | By: Edward "Screenager" Orr
  8. Losing Myself in Black Desert
    190 Reads | By: Althea "Briseadh" Damgaard
  9. Tom Clancy's The Division
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  10. Crowdfunded: City of the Shroud
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Popular News:

  1. Riders of Icarus - Letter From the Producer
  2. Indigo Prophecy Is Finally Arriving As A PS2-On-PS4 Game Next Week
  3. RIFT’s Starfall Prophecy Expansion Announced
  4. Of Kings and Men hosts short combat beta today
  5. Warframe: The Silver Grove Bringing Changes to Lunaro
  6. Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom - Action RPG Unveils Gamescom Trailer
  7. Dark and Light: It?s Coming Back This Fall
  8. Guild Wars 2 – How to Survive Maguuma
  9. Gamescom: Elder Scrolls Online on lockboxes, the gold edition, and One Tamriel
  10. MMOFTW - Revelation Online Gets a Beta

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

Gaiscioch Livestream News

Show Schedule:

September Episode Linup:

Slan Go Foill!
(Goodbye For Now)

Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
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