Whether you celebrate or not, I wish you all a wonderful Yuletide and hope that your month is filled with happiness and joy! November came and went like a roaring thunderstorm and time has become ever so limited. This month's notes are going to be shorter than usual but still packed with some great content.
Gaiscioch Family News
Gaiscioch Magazine Shipping Now!
Be sure to check out the latest Gaiscioch Magazine. This issue is packed with some really cool features including a full 12 page Guild Wars 2 Cookbook! Head over to http://gsch.info/i7 to read this exciting new issue.
Over the next month we will be activating the claiming system for the GSCH Social Adventures. Right now you can head over to http://gsch.info/getsocial to start joining the adventures that interest you. These adventures will then show up under your adventure list on the homepage and also start showing events on the calendar for those titles as well as discussions in the forums. Be sure to join the groups that interest you.
Join us Thursday nights for adventure night. Join me in a rotating schedule of popular GSCH Social Adventures and Legacy Chapters for Adventure night. Each month I'll pick the 3 adventures to line the calendar. The first Thursday of the month will be an ESO Adventure which will NOT be limited to PvP. Each month I'd like to change up the content. All are welcome to join in the fun and the event will run from 5-8PM Pacific.
First Saturday Chivalry Brawl
We are starting an monthly Chivalry brawl event on the first Saturday Morning of the month. This will be a PvE based event and we will eventually work our way to making a set of maps that work best for us. This will be a comedic event filled with a lot of laughs. You can typically find Chivalry on sale on Steam,Bundle Stars or Humble Bundle for less than $5. This is not an MMO and we will be playing it through steam so be sure to add Foghladha to your friends list. This event will run from 10am - 12pm PT. Get ready for some mayhem!
Steam users! Be sure to join the all new official Gaiscioch [GSCH] Steam group for continued Social Adventures with Gaiscioch members. This is a great place to organize and join each other in various games.
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 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.
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 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.
Due to recent developments and the lack of materials to create legendaries for the next Great Tyrian Adventure, we've decided to put our plans on hold for the time being until we can build a proper prize lineup. We will be putting our efforts into getting our Guild Hall upgraded to the point of being able to unlock the Memorial Hall on top of Lost Precipice. Once we have that secure we will begin pooling resources to get the Prize Vault restocked with desirables.
With the recent reddit posts and Colin appearances popping up we want to know what their plan is for WvW before we launch a large scale public community event in WvW. Having their plans hit right in the middle would be catastrophic and lead to a lot of unnecessary heartache. Once we know their timetable, we can figure out our timetable. We need to make sure that when we host Conquest Edition that the environment will be stable for the duration.
Sanctum of Rall Foreshadowing
As many have noticed since the new HoT Expansion WvW has gone very quiet. With the rumor mill turning up all kinds of crazy ideas and Colin himself saying a major change to WvW is on the horizon, I want to make sure everyone is prepared for the unavoidable truth that eventually Sanctum of Rall will go away and the worlds will be mushed together like potatoes in some new form of server structure. They have to do this to get population back into the WvW battlefield.
Rest assured, we are going to continue on regardless of what happens. I have renamed SOR Community Events [SORC] to Sanctum of Rall Community [SORC] in preparation for this fate. I am not blind to the direction this is going and see the massive positives that are involved with megaservering technologies. It would fix a lot of problems. It does bring a tear to my eye because I love Sanctum of Rall and I'm proud of all of the people who endured the toughest time with us. But I'm excited at the possibility of running across Spartan and Jordyee once again.
When and if this change happens, the SanctumofRall.com site will shift from being a server site to being a Community Events site for SORC. All SOR Members who would like to be a part of the SORC guild will be invited and I'm hoping that we can get many of the Guild Leaders of SOR into the Ambassador seat of SORC so they can host their own events and use SORC as an announcement channel and even have access to kick off guild missions. SORC will become an alliance of sorts to allow us to communicate going forward.
I don't know what the future holds, but it's pretty evident that the best thing for Guild Wars 2 is either server mergers or some sort of mega server plan for WvW. I want to make sure we are all ready and prepared for that fate as it's unavoidable. Plus who wants to play in an empty sandbox? There so many cool places that I would love to engage in battle on Tirzah's gem of a WvW map yet haven't had the opposition to actually engage. Whatever ArenaNet has up it's sleeve it will bring excitement back to WvW and that is not something I fear, it's something I welcome. Roger's legacy isn't in a server, it's in all of us. And regardless of what happens we will continue to carry his legacy.
Guild Hall Progress Report
We are moving along rather well. We have started to upgrade Gaiscioch na Morrigan and Gaiscioch na Anu guild halls as well now to hopefully get Supply Camp and Tower claiming available soon. For Gaiscioch na Rall we are getting closer to the level 40 mark where we can unlock the unexplored regions of the map. (Which I've explored through careful box placement.) I've even built a Jumping Puzzle that if you can complete you'll find Foghladha's Office.
There are a handful of materials that we will need constantly. Here are the most critical materials for our success. If you can farm any of these and send them into Foghladha.2506 I will give you donation credit.
Piles of Coarse Sand
Piles of Flax
Ley-Line Infused Tool
Please Welcome Our Newest Members
Please welcome our newest members to our Guild Wars 2 family.
This past month since we've rebranded and changed our stance on recruiting has lead to our first rise in population in several months. Things are growing once again and we continue to strengthen our ESO community. At the moment I am currently working on creating an official GSCH Logo and Pitch for use in ESO and other Social Adventures. Once that's complete we will be able to start posting messages on forums and see this growth turn up the heat a bit.
ESO Adventure Night
Coming in January, I'd like to start rotating ESO into the event lineup on Thursday nights in a smaller, non-pvp style. I'd like to stream some of the dungeons and world content. The first thursday of the month I'll be banding together with whoever would have me and go venture through some of the pve content. Eventually I'm hoping to work myself into a Hel Ra group or two but still have a long way to go to get to the right level. I'm thinking Orsinium might be a good place to start. I also think this will give me a good chance to get to know some of our new folks. This event will happen the first thursday of the month from 5 to 8 PM Pacific.
Please Welcome Our Newest Members
Please welcome our newest members to our Elder Scrolls Online family.