|Gaiscioch Community Notes
||Issue 10, 2019
Cead Mile Failte!
Summer has finally come to an end and our community has started to log in again for some exciting adventures. This month we've had some exciting things make their way into the family and October is looking even more insane. Sharpen those swords and get ready for some fun.
Gaiscioch Family News
Extra-Life Charity Event November 1st-3rd
Get ready for our 3-day charity event filled with game giveaways and some awesome events. We're raising money for the Children's Miracle Network in our 8th annual Gaiscioch ForTheKids Fundraiser. Please hit up your family and friends for this awesome charity event. Donations can be made at https://gsch.info/extralife-donate and more information about our event can be found at https://gsch.info/forthekids
Get involved and help us give some kids a second chance at an epic adventure of their own.
World of Warcraft Classic Population Explodes Through Month One
Our first month on Old Blanchy has been a good one. We've seen a massive surge in our community of new members and old members becoming active once again. Over 130 active registered members have flocked to World of Warcraft Classic and our roster cleared 500 characters and 250 accounts by the end of its first month. We haven't seen growth like this since our early days in RIFT.
At our weekly community event, we've been having close to 50 regular participants as we do dungeon dives in bulk. Come out Friday night at 6 PM PT to show your support to the community and take part in some awesome adventures around Azeroth.
Things are looking very promising in World of Warcraft Classic. It's brought a surge of new members to the community all of which have been very personable and friendly. I am overjoyed at the quality of players we are finding in Warcraft. While it might not have been the right time for us in 2004, it's definitely the right time for us now. Things are really looking up for this adventure.
Get involved at: https://gsch.info/g/wow
Save the Date
2019 Gaiscioch Community Conference on November 9th at 3 PM Pacific
Each year we gather for a big public conference to celebrate our community’s birthday. This year we turn 18 and have some exciting things on their way. During this event, viewers can learn about the community and gain insight into some of the upcoming games we're looking at. We will be covering our year 18 lineup as well as discussing some burning topics.
This event will be held on Twitch.tv/gaiscioch and the AMA portion will be conducted on Discord.
End of Year Elder & Legend Meeting on Oct 19th
I would like to welcome all Laoch and higher ranked members to attend our end of the year meeting on October 19th at 3 PM PT. In this meeting, we will lay out what we will present at our annual conference and discuss some of the changes coming to the community.
Changes to Roles Welcome Adventure Goers to Become Veterans
This month we removed the fellowship requirements limiting adventure players from reaching the veteran ranks. Now all members can obtain the new member, member and veteran member roles (ranks 1 - 6) before needing to participate in a chapter.
New Way of Claiming Participation
Some of you may have noticed a new little box that magically appeared on the Gaiscioch site. There is a new Claim Participation box at the top where you can type in a 6 digit code the same way we did with all of our public community events. This will claim all of the objectives up till now. So if you leave an event early you can pop in the code that your event leader provides and you can claim all of the objectives you were there for. Event leaders will be provided with a claim code they can distribute to their followers.
Inside the Family
Gaiscioch Family Patreons:
Want to give a special shout-out to those members who are helping enable our community to do great things. Their financial support has allowed us to expand the tools at our disposal and maintain the community without burning a hole in my personal savings. While a still do pay a bit out of pocket their contributions have prevented me from having to work side gigs to keep us afloat and for that, I am eternally grateful. It's at a manageable level I am comfortable with. Without these Patreons, you'd be seeing a lot less of me. Thank you for keeping me in-game and focused on growing our community.
Support The Community
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.
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
The Hunt For
Chapter Evaluation Goal: 40% Total Active Gaiscioch Population (234) or 200 Votes Pre-Launch.
Potential Chapter News
- Ashes of Creation Livestream Showcases Combat, Improvements
- Ashes of Creation Apocalypse Enters Early Access September 24th
- Chronicles of Elyria Players Break From Kingdom, For Own Nation
- Ashes of Creation Shows off The Otter-like Tidebreaker In New Video
- Ashes of Creation sends its Apocalypse battle royale to early access next week
- Ashes Of Creation Apocalypse Bursts Into Open Beta Next Week
- Chronicles of Elyria’s Kickstarter-versary crowdfunding drive sees nearly every extra item unlocked
- Chronicles of Elyria players secede from their king to create their own confederation
- Here’s roughly ten minutes of Chronicles of Elyria pre-alpha gameplay
- Lawful Neutral: Examining Ashes of Creation’s controversial referral program
The Icebrood Saga Kicked off on September 17th
ArenaNet's new take on expansions kicked off last month with the launch of the Icebrood Saga prologue. They've moved toward releasing expansion sized content via their new sagas for free instead of gating the population behind paywalls.
"The Icebrood Saga’s prologue episode, “Bound by Blood” is now live—and you’ll find plenty of details to dig into in this digital magazine! Take a tour through Grothmar Valley, get a sneak peek at Taimi’s treatise on the Elder Dragons, and meet some of the major players you’ll encounter as the story begins."
Learn more on the official website.
Guild Wars 2 Events at a Glance
All Times Pacific
Top Guild Wars 2 News For September, 2019
- Leaderboard: Does Guild Wars 2 need another expansion?
- Guild Wars 2’s Living World magazine teases Bound with Blood, hardmode episode encounters
- Guild Wars 2 submits a list of potential WvW-centered balance adjustments
- Guild Wars 2 Living World Teases Bound By Blood Prologue in new Digital Magazine
- Guild Wars 2 studio says it ‘knows that there’s a demand for an expansion’
- MMO Week in Review: Guild Wars 2 looks ahead, WoW Classic looks back
- Guild Wars 2 Bound By Blood Living World Preview
- Massively OP Podcast Episode 236: Guild Wars 2’s dragons and Vikings
- Guild Wars 2 hypes Bound by Blood, loses a pair of devs, and sees Pink Day return
- Guild Wars 2: A New (Frozen) Hope
Legacy Chapter 5:
Update 24 / Dragonhold Arrives Soon
The Season of the Dragon saga reaches its epic conclusion with Dragonhold, The Elder Scrolls Online’s latest DLC story zone. Learn about this new adventure and all the changes coming with Update 24 in this preview article!
The Dragonhold DLC game pack provides a new zone to explore, a new main questline to complete, new mechanics and challenges to experience, and more. Update 24 is a free game update that arrives alongside the DLC and includes the first wave of our announced performance improvements, Twitch Drops for consoles, and additional fixes and balance changes.
Learn more at:
Elder Scrolls Online Events at a Glance
All Times Pacific
Top Elder Scrolls Online News For September, 2019
- Elder Scrolls Online Previews Dragonhold, Coming To The PTS September 16
- Elder Scrolls Online’s Imperial City DLC will be free during Imperial City Celebration event
- PAX West 2019: Elder Scrolls Online’s Rich Lambert on performance, LFG, and dragons
- The Stream Team: Exploring Elder Scrolls Online’s Imperial City celebration
- Battle Bards Episode 153: Elder Scrolls Online Summerset
- What advice does the developer of Elder Scrolls Online have for Fallout 76's team?
PC Games Insider
- Elder Scrolls Online Adventures: I Wish Cyrodiil Didn't Have PvP
- Elder Scrolls Online on the ‘class identity’ that informs its upcoming combat and balance changes
- Tamriel Infinium: The Elder Scrolls Online’s economy needs a casual friendly option
- Elder Scrolls Online’s Dragonhold DLC hits the PTS on September 16
New Adventure Features Incoming!
Over the next few months, I will be rebuilding part of the marketplace and introduce a new feature called the Trading Post. With Adventures taking a more dominant role in our future I wanted to enable the possibility of an adventure unlocking access to a trading system. An easy way for members to swap gear and get rewarded for helping a fellow member out.
That said this is not a replacement for the in-game economy and does not aim to be priced accordingly. Everything will run on the same tiered set pricing we use across the board for all of our games. So there may be cases where things are under or overvalued on our system. It is not a dynamic system linked to in-game prices. It is a system built entirely as a way to measure players willingness to give even if the reward is not as great as they could get in the game. We use this system to highlight a very particular personality type that is very beneficial to our community.
New Adventure Information Section
Over the past month, I've rewritten all of the Adventure information to help explain the system. It also outlines the tiers for adventures and what they unlock.
Conqueror's Blade Season 1 Launches Sept 30th
Get your soldiers ready for the kickoff of Season 1. The Season 1 update of Conqueror’s Blade is being deployed at 08:00 CEST (11PM PDT, September 29th) on Monday, September 30, the servers will be taken down for a planned period of 5 hours while new features, extra content and a whole raft of tweaks and changes are applied. Season 1: Seize the Crown is the culmination of many months of development and comes hot on the heels of September’s Pre-Season Patch, which laid much of the groundwork for new features like Glory and Nobility, as well as the huge rewards that come with attaining new levels of excellence in the field of battle.
Key New Features:
- Deployed Season 1 Interfaces, players can access Season 1 by heading to the top of their navigational bar.
- Season 1 Battle Pass
- Nobility and Glory System
- Seasonal Weekly Challenges
- Seasonal Store
- New Cosmetics and Consumables.
The patch notes for this one are quite extensive so head over to the official site for details.
In addition to the Season1 announcement, I also wanted to congratulate House Tuatha for keeping their fief for 4 weeks now. We survived the great cleansing that took place last week which wiped out many of the major houses in the region.
Special thanks to Meaghs and the Relic crew for putting in a good word for us with that big alliance. I'm quite certain they would have mowed us over if it wasn't for you guys offering a kind word of support.
Thanks to everyone's efforts we can continue our new player training operation in North West Osteria. We hope we can maintain our small place in the world for weeks to come. If you love siege warfare you should really join us in this Free-2-Play MMORPG. Endless PvE and PvP battles to enjoy.
Rune II Launches November 12th
While Rune II won't be a large scale multiplayer game anymore, it will have quite a bit of cooperative content we can enjoy. There are also some PVP modes if that's your thing. I will be rolling up an adventure for those that would like to play. I'm certain this one will be a very niche adventure but should have some fun times awaiting discovery.
Astellia Kicks Off
There's a handful of us playing Astellia and we'll be forming up the guild soon. Be sure to join us on Discord to get connected. I doubt this will be a major game in our lineup but I can tell you there is some fun to be had in it. Our guild is currently open on the NA server so be sure to look Gaiscioch up in the Guild Finder. It's open so you should be able to join on your own time instantly,
Head over to https://gsch.info/g/aste to get involved.
Gaiscioch Adventure Events at a Glance
All Times Pacific
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Gaiscioch Magazine News
A Medium.com Experiment - Training on Oct 5th
Among the self-publishing platforms, Medium.com offers a lot of really unique traffic opportunities and exposure. On Saturday, October 5th at 2 PM PT we will be holding a Medium.com walkthrough. We plan to put all of Issue 19 on there as an experiment to see how well this publishing platform drives traffic and readership. If you would like to learn more please feel free to join us. If you are a medium.com user, be sure to follow us at: https://medium.com/gaiscioch-magazine
Issue 19 Is Shipping Soon!
We are just waiting on one last article to arrive then this one will be wrapped up and sent out the door. It's been a bit of an adventure getting the content for this one wrapped up but we are certain it's a good read.
Be sure to check out our latest stories and gaming news at: https://www.gaisciochmagazine.com/
Gaiscioch Livestream News
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(Goodbye for Now)