Cead Mile Failte!
Happy Holidays everyone! This time of year I like to give thanks to all the people who have helped this community become what it is today. Through the years the same faces keep popping up offering words of encouragement, support, and some memorable moments. If you're reading this, chances are you’re one of "those" people. You take the time to be a part of the community. Whether you're unable to play the games we play, or just keeping up on the news. I thank you all for being part of this community that keeps me going.
Gaiscioch Family News
2019 Gaiscioch Holiday Party Portland, Oregon - December 14th at 4 PM Pacific
For those of you in the Pacific Northwest, I've tried to throw a holiday get together every year around this time of year. This year we've got quite a crowd gathering and we should have a grand ol' time. This year I'm changing the venue from our little hole in the wall pizza joint to a larger pizza joint that has a full play area for kids. We'll be meeting up at Papa's Pizza in Beaverton Oregon at 4 PM. They have a wide range of food from chicken wings to pizza and salads.
Gaiscioch Football Wins 9th League Championship
In what was probably the greatest finish to a game to date, it was 4th down with 15 yards to go and less than 20 seconds left on the clock. We were down by 3 and found ourselves in a game-deciding moment. As the QB clock ticked down to its final second I threw a no-look pass to the back right corner of the endzone. Wide receiver Spencer Jacoby jumped into the air and snagged the pass with one hand and managed to keep his toes in bounds. The catch would seal the victory for the Gaiscioch and would lock in their 9th championship in the PortlandFootball.com Flag-Football league. Congratulations to the team for pulling off another championship victory!
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.
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
With Update 24 finally making its way to consoles, a new plan should be announced soon regarding the future of Elder Scrolls Online. I'm not certain if it will be revealed before the holidays but it will likely be announced in the next couple of months. I am still holding out hope that they will find a way to bring ESO to crossplay. This would be a huge boon to the community and bring a lot of new players to our community. But there is no word on that just yet.
Things are going well for our WOW Classic Chapter. This month we'll see the launch of the new and improved marketplace for World of Warcraft Classic. You'll be able to order crafting materials and crafted goods from our marketplace using Vault Credits that you earn by attending events, crafting items, and donating goods to the community. There will be a few items available for donation out of the gate to help keep our new player kits moving.
This past month we did fix a few areas of the site that didn't recognize that WOW Classic has become a chapter. You can now edit your characters to include crafting professions and new registrations can once again select WOW Classic as the chapter their joining. Over the next month, I'll be tackling some more of the outstanding issues. For more on this take a look over my forum post.
All Times Pacific
Our community is doing rather well in Conqueror's Blade. We still own Westweg a fief in the North West of Osteria. We have fortified our reputation of being a community who is built around helping new players learn the game and training them to be successful on the battlefield. This past month we were featured by My.com as the House of the Week. Our unique concept has made us strong and we have grown to fill nearly 2 full houses with a 3rd currently being set up in the background for when we need it.
People often wonder what our long term goal is. We've had a lot of players come through our ranks and move on to other houses for the Territory War. People wonder what our end game is going to be like. For those of you taking the time to read this, I'll share a little insight.
What we are doing is a multifaceted approach.
By the time we need to go on the offensive, we will be larger than any force on the map and will lead as a benevolent source of assistance. My long term hope is to own a second fief we can use for new houses to practice on. In addition, if and when the promised land is opened to our west, we will be ready to take on the world and cut a major chunk of land to turn into a beacon of assistance and learning. A place where new players can learn to play and enjoy this game in all its glory. I appreciate all of you who continue to show up and have stuck out the long road with me. We've seen empires rise and fall and we have continuously grown. The future is looking really bright for us but right now we must practice patience and wait for the right moment.
Conqueror's Blade is a Free-2-Play Siege Simulator that features both PvE and PvP settings. You can play this game entirely without ever facing off with another player. The PvE side of the game includes AI Battles, Expeditions 1-3, Special Rotating Events, Wandering Rebels, Rebel Camps 1-3 and Crafting. The PvP Side of the game has Siege Battles, Field Battles and a rotating schedule of Territory Wars, Deathmatch, and Free Battles in a limited time slot. I know a lot of you have convinced yourself that this game is a PvP game and I am here to tell you that there is more PvE content in Conqueror's Blade than there is PvP content. Give it a try, you might decide you like it. Download it today at https://gsch.info/play/cb
All Gaiscioch Members please request to Join House Gaiscioch by pressing N, Join a House, then search for Gaiscioch. Our long-time members all are in the House Gaiscioch while our trainees are in Tuatha. House Tuatha is rotated regularly to remove anyone who has been AFK more than 14 days. Gaiscioch has not begun rotating people at all. You're welcome to play as you like.
If you're checking out Rune 2 be sure to look up our Gaiscioch server. We gather Saturday Mornings at 11 AM PT. During our weekly Livestream adventure, we will capture relics and face off with Loki himself.
If you're on the fence about buying Rune 2, I will be honest, the original development team is gone. Human Head Games shut its doors the day after the game went live surrendering the rights to the publisher, Ragnarok Games. Ragnarok Games are scrambling to hire developers to continue the development of Rune 2 and it's post-game life. This came as a surprise to both fans and their publisher yet the publisher seems to be committed to keeping this game on task.
All Times Pacific
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Slan Go Foill!
(Goodbye for Now)