|Gaiscioch Community Notes
||Issue 10, 2018
Cead Mile Failte!
Welcome everyone to the spooktacular edition of our Gaiscioch Community Notes! In this issue I have a small treat for you. You'll have to read below for your special treat! No trick involved. As we close in on our 17th birthday I just want to say, "Thank You," for putting up with all my shenanigans and cliff issues.
Read the Gaiscioch Community Notes online.
Gaiscioch Family News
Save the Date
Annual State of the Family November 10th 2018
Each year the Gaiscioch hold their annual look into the Gaiscioch Community as we look to our Past, Present, and Future. Our Annual State of the Family livestream acts as a look at the cool things we did over the past year, highlights the things going on now and discusses the things we're looking at doing in the next year. This year is an exciting one and I look forward to sharing some news with everyone. Please be sure to be available Saturday, November 10th 2018 at 2PM PT to catch up on the latest news and happenings in the community.
Tune in Live at:
https://gsch.info/twitch or https://gsch.info/youtube
New Giveaway System
We've added a new feature to our community that allows us to do giveaways for our members to award Family Vault Credits (FVC) prizes. These credits can be used to purchase materials, crafted goods, or even new games from our loot vault. To kick things off I'm including a kicker code in this newsletter to help get you guys started. Simply head to our marketplace and "Redeem Code" to claim your free vault credits. Please note these codes will expire after 14 days so use them right away. Additionally they are locked to your member account so you won't be able to pass them to a friend.
Gaiscioch Extra Life Charity Livestream 2018
We're in the final month before the event and we've got a long way to go to meeting our goal. We could really use some social media exposure on this and I personally will be paying to have an ad floated on Facebook to help raise money for the event. It's time to rally the troops.
Festivities wise we have a tentative full lineup at this point. Over 500 games have been accumulated for the prize pile this year. We'll be giving out a minimum of 44 prizes and more prizes will be added as we meet our completion goals. Best of all you can earn Social Points for watching the livestream as well as have a chance to win a prize!
Sign-up for a Gaiscioch Passport for your chance to win!
Earn Social Points For Watching Us On Twitch!
A new feature has been added to Gaiscioch.com this month. You can now join the Twitch Community Social Adventure using your Twitch Handle to automatically accumulate social points every time you watch a livestream. This allows members who might not be playing any game with us to be able to obtain veteran member status without having to play a game we play just by participating in the twitch community. You do not need to claim events to earn points as they are automatically tracked via the Twitch API.
Another Batch of Patches Heading to the Mailbox
I've got all the labels printed and ready to send the latest batch of patches out. This time all of the Patreon supporters who met their $25 Patch goal will be receiving them if they've put in their address information into Patreon. In addition we've had a few more Laoch provide addresses and they can expect mail soon. At the current rate I'm gonna need to order more patches :D. I want to thank you all for supporting the community and I look forward to seeing how you use them :).
Opinions Needed for Fall 2018 Poll
I've put together a little bite sized poll I plan on publishing to the Magazine Audience and help guide our focus on content. If you would take a few moments to fill this out, it would help me put together a good plan of coverage for our next year of publishing. It's very short and should only take a tiny amount of time.
Changing how we keep in touch
Many of you have received a note from me in the past asking you to check in to keep your spot in the guild roster. Since its creation it has helped keep people checking in, but it also has created some unexpected reactions. Some people were taking it as a if you don't do this we're kicking you out. That simply isn't the case. They aren't in trouble of being removed from Gaiscioch just that they might get rotated out if they remained afk too long. They could easily get invited again at any time. This led to many members "Re-Applying" to join the community which they didn't need to do. Once a Gaiscioch always a Gaiscioch.
So I threw the old system away, tossed it in the trash. This isn't the message I wanted to come across and isn't the reaction I wanted it to cause. I took to the drawing board and came up with a new afk notice that is more personal and shapes around each individual person. It asks important questions like "How are you doing?" and "What can I help you with?" For those that don't know, I am a very compassionate and caring person. Gaiscioch began as a way I could help people. I want to help people. That's my end game. If there are challenges in life you need help with, come to me and i'll use my brain to try to help. I don't care if we've never spoken before, if you walk through our door and choose to be here you're family to me.
The new letter additionally will go out after 60 days of being away from the website and provide you 1 click options to join chapters, social adventures, and mark that you are interested in upcoming games. For users who are not playing any chapter with us it will provide them a quick look at our chapters including how many events have been run this past month and how many scheduled events we have each week. For users that are in a chapter, it provides them with an overview of their progress and what they need to do to get to their next level, as well as, giving them an idea how to earn each type of points.
Additionally, I have created a second letter than goes out 1 year after a member stopped logging in to try to reconnect with them and encourage them to let us know how they’re doing. Over the years it's made me realize how fragile life is and I really want to be a part of all of your lives. I don't want to just be some guild leader who keeps to himself and leaves the community stuff to their underlings. I want to be that person you know you can count on if you need a friend.
The bottom line is that I want to make the notice more about checking in with someone to see how their doing. More about them, less about us. An invitation not a demand. I feel the new letter gets this point across and so far based on the replies to it, it's being accepted well.
The next step is to build one for people who have been away more than a year to keep in touch and learn what they've been up to. We never know what we might discover by sharing stories with each other.
Thank You Patreons!
As always I can not express my gratitude enough to all of those that have supported the community through Patreon, Twitch and YouTube. Your contributions have gone a long way into allowing us to grow and provide us with tools to streamline our operation.
- A. Smith
- B. Chouinard
- C. Bradley
- D. Hampton
- D. W Rush
- E. Matthews
- G. Godwin
- H. Hanlin
- H. Townsend
- J. Boucher-Zamzo
- J. Buczek
- K. Shukuun
- K. Frankovitch
- K. Burns
- K. Riseling
- L. Knudsen
- M. Bukraba
- P. McCabe
- R. Livernois
- R. Reynolds
- R. Gale
- R. Mayer
- S. L Starkey
- S. DeRouen
- Todd Reed
If you would like to get involved, please visit: https://gsch.info/patreon
Additionally you can provide one time donations at https://paypal.me/foghladha
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please Welcome Our Newest Members
Gaiscioch By The Numbers
Great Tyrian Adventure Progress Report
We still need 2 volunteers to help create 2 of the legendary weapons for the series. If you have the world exploration tokens and would like to volunteer please let me know. You will need to provide the bind on account supplies such as dungeon badges and clovers but we will provide the materials and gold to buy the ice shards.
- Kudzu - 85% Complete
- The Juggernaut - 58% Complete
- The Bifrost - Completed
Donation wise our list is getting smaller as we narrow in on the competition. Here's what we still need. If you can provide any of the below, please send them to Foghladha.2506 for donation credit.
- 250x Armored Scales
- 250x Vicious Fangs
- 250x Ancient Bones
- 250x Vials of Powerful Blood
- 120x Molten Lodestones
- 250x Silver Doubloons
- 500x Ancient Wood Planks
A Star To Guide Us Launched
The next chapter in the living world made its way to Guild Wars 2 bringing with it a new zone filled with some more group content including another dragon! It's very shimmery :D. Here's a quick rundown of what came with this part of the living world.
See the full list at: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/A_Star_to_Guide_Us
Sanctum of Rall Returns to Tier 1 Briefly
This past week with a #5 rank we managed to get tossed into Tier 1 to see how we stack up. It has been a hard fight and we are behind a bit but not the blowout we expected. I am confident that Tier 2 will be where we will call home with the occasional trip to Tier 1. This is the best possible place we can be. Tier 2 fights are fun and competitive and the trip to Tier 1 every few weeks will keep us humble, make us appreciate the victories where we can get them. It also keeps the toxic nightmare that is tier 1 to a minimum which is good for all of our mental health. Be sure to head over to: https://www.sanctumofrall.com/ and get connected with the community.
Guild Wars 2 Events at a Glance
All Times Pacific
Top Guild Wars 2 News For September, 2018
- Guild Wars 2’s next living world episode, A Star To Guide Us, launches September 18 – here’s the trailer
- Guild Wars 2 previews the minipet that makes its next legendary weapon so unique
- Guild Wars 2: It's Not All Perfect...
- ArenaNet introduces World Boss Teleport Device to Guild Wars 2 cash shop, unveils redesigned website
- Guild Wars 2 Debuts its Latest Living World Episode Trailer
- Guild Wars 2’s previews the minipet that makes its next legendary weapon so unique
- MMO Week in Review: Guild Wars 2’s guiding star
- Guild Wars 2 Bubble Tea Promotion Temporarily Taken Offline
- Guild Wars 2 Living World Season 4 Episode 4 Trailer - A Star to Guide Us
- Get ready to be flushed down Guild Wars 2’s mystic toilet raid in S4E4
Legacy Chapter 5:
The Summerfall Event
The conclusion of the summerfall event is upon us. You have until October 7th to earn rewards for playing in Summerfall. To earn the free rewards for yourself and your fellow players, simply explore the isles of Summerset and Artaeum and earn the Summerset Pathfinder Achievement (you can find details on the Achievement in your Journal). When an account earns the Summerset Pathfinder Achievement, you (and everybody else) is one step closer to unlocking the next reward!
Learn more at: https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/summerfall
Murkmire and Update 20 Soon To Arrive
Are you ready to explore the Black Marsh? The next big update opens the doors to Murkmire a new zone set in the Argonian homelands. As you venture into this new world, you’ll navigate through knee-deep swamps and dense, living jungles, encountering incredible stilt houses, long-forgotten temples, and crumbling Imperial ruins.
Here's a few tidbits I found important:
- The Alliance War in Cyrodiil will undergo a dramatic change with the inclusion of fully destructible bridges and Milegates.
- Should you wish to prove your worth, you can enter this all-new, four-player leaderboard arena and fight your way through its five stages. If you survive, you will earn powerful new weapons, such as the Blackrose Greatsword that boosts your Uppercut ability, and new item sets.
- Help intrepid explorers and enigmatic Argonians recover a legendary Saxhleel antiquity.
- When using the Housing Editor, you can select and move multiple items at once, allowing you to effortlessly shift entire scenes.
Learn more on the Official Announcement
Elder Scrolls Online Events at a Glance
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Top Elder Scrolls Online News For September, 2018
- PAX West 2018: Elder Scrolls Online’s Murkmire arrives on the PTS September 17
- PAX West 2018: Getting my feet wet in Elder Scrolls Online’s Murkmire
- Elder Scrolls Online announces September Twitch Drop schedule, addresses Xbox One HDR issues
- Elder Scrolls Online - Staying Relevant
- Elder Scrolls Online Devs Preview Murkmire & Update 20
- ZeniMax outlines everything coming in Elder Scrolls Online’s Murkmire DLC
- Elder Scrolls Online Devs Detail New ESO Plus Membership Perks Coming in November
- The Elder Scrolls Online tours Murkmire, announces new ESO Plus benefits
- The Elder Scrolls Online Community Will Work Together to Unlock a Home, Mount & Pet
- Earn a pony, a horse, and a house in The Elder Scrolls Online’s Summerfall event
Historical Chapter 2:
New Blood, New Allies, New Battles
Over the past month we've welcomed a whole crop of new players into our community and many of them seem to have high aspirations. One such fellow, Sixlores has been seen commanding Tier 4 warbands regularly. Each week we take to the battlefield Thursday night at 6PM PT for Tier 4 RvR. Last month we went 5-0 on zone locks in Tier 4 even when at times we had the odds stacked against us 3 to 1. Our Tier 1 crew has pulled off a stunning 10-0 record over the course of September. If you're looking to rekindle that Warhammer love, join us in Return of Reckoning, a free private server. All classes are needed. Tier 1 = 1-15, Tier 4 = 16-40. Tier 2-4 are all Tier 4 now. Learn more at: https://gsch.info/war
Warhammer Online Events at a Glance
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Social Adventures News
In a move I wish more developers would take, Human Head Studios decided to delay the launch of early access until "Winter" to allow them more time to polish the game and improve game systems after a grueling series of technical tests. They don't want to release an unfinished product and try to win back people over time. They want to astonish out the gate and improve upon a solid start. That said we will happily wait for the game to make it's way to Steam before forming up our Rune Social Adventure. If your interested in learning more about Rune head to https://gsch.info/play/rune
New World Enters Alpha Testing
I am unsure how many people are interested in Amazon.com's first MMORPG titled New World, however I can say they have been sending out invites to their newest alpha test. This title takes place in the early days of the west as pioneers tried to settle the land. You can join up with friends, take control of areas, and build up fortifications. Feel free to take a look and sign up for testing at https://gsch.info/play/newworld
New Middle-Earth MMO Appears on Horizon
The first major announcement was from the parent company of the developers of Warframe and Gears of War with their new MMORPG set in the time before the Lord of the Rings. The developer has yet to be announced for the project but they are seeking to bring the period of time leading up to the fellowship of the ring. This announcement trended very well among our community with a whopping 78% of the people who took our poll stating they were interested in it. https://gsch.info/play/memmo
Social Adventure Events at a Glance
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Gaiscioch Magazine News
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Gaiscioch Livestream News
October 2018 Livestream Lineup
The Siege War
Mondays @ 6PM PT | Thursdays @ 6PM PT | Sundays @ 11AM PT
Weekdays at 3PM PT
Saturdays @ 11AM PT
Slan Go Foill!
(Goodbye For Now)
Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
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