Valar Guild

News Archives

Gaming News June 2006 - June 2007

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Welcome to all new members!

Remember to keep your gaming information up-to-date!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

LotRO Collector's Edition officially announced! Check out the goodies here!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Congrats to Finduilas for passing her Maia test and becoming Arien!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Congrats to Orodreth for passing his Maia test and becoming Pallando!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day!

LotRO NDA lifted! Beta testers can now talk about the game! See here!

Monday, January 29, 2007

The Burning Crusade is out! LotRO street date announced! Special offer for Pre-Orders! Go take a look!

12-31-06 / 01-01-07

Happy New Year!!!

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas!!!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

The WoW: Burning Crusade street date has been set!

New info on LotRO Places: Crickhollow and the Trollshaws! New info on a person: Elrond! Check them out here!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

New from Blizzard: Warcraft Encyclopedia! Check it out!

New info on LotRO creatures: Sickle Flies! Also more skills! Check them out here!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Welcome to the Valar Guild, Dis!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

New info for the Burning Crusade! Looking for Group info out! More updates for skills and talents! Check it out here!

New LotRO diary! Check it out here!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

LotRO News: Skills for the classes released! Check out the LotRO Site.

WoW Burning Crusade News: Hunter Talents released and updated, talents for other classes updated!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Happy Ninth Anniversary, Valar Guild!!!!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

LotRO News: New Place of Interest (Prancing Pony). Check out the LotRO Site.

Blizzard's Community site and forums seem to be having some issues. Talent and Spell info for the Priest was released a couple of weeks ago. An interactive map of Outland is also out.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

LotRO News: New Place of Interest (Bree), new screenshots, new developer Diary (Disambiguation), and the Beta's going. We've got members who are in it, but can't say who. If you're in, contact Varda and she can help you get with other Valar Guild members there. Check out the LotRO Site.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

The final batch of LotRO Alpha Journals have been posted, and the beta phase has officially begun! For North America at least. Pre-Beta is beginning for European players.

Gwaihir has posted some links to Burning Crusade animations for Draenei and Blood Elves on our Forum.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Blizzard has released information on talents and spells we will find for 6 classes in the Burning Crusade expansion. Check them out!

We also have a new Place of Interest from Turbine: Sandyman's Mill!

Friday, August 18, 2006

The Party Tree has been announced as a new place of interest in LotRO.

Also, EA is creating an expansion for Battle for Middle-Earth 2. This will allow players to take control of the Witch-King's armies as he rises to power over Angmar and challenges the might of Arnor.

Earendil told us of a new MMO in the works called Vanguard. Check out his descriptions in the meeting news, or check out the site.

Friday, August 18, 2006

You can now toggle between the blue background and image background versions of the Games Page by clicking on the page title above.

Blizzard has released more info on the Naaru, the race that taught the Draenei about the Light. Read about it here.

Turbine has released info on another location in LotRO, The Forsaken Inn.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

There is a sortable table for Uldaman players now, given under the Lothar players table. Give it a try!

In LotRO news, a new Dev Diary has been put up, telling about the crafting system. Check out Gandalf vs. Voltron.

In WoW news, check out some of the previews of the expansion at the sites listed on Blizzard's WoW Community Page. In one, Blizzard mentions that raids in the expansion will be limited to 25 players, at least for the forseeable future.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

I've made some adjustments to the Sortable Player table so it works correctly now, and have made other adjustments as well. For text columns, empty spaces will now say "Unknown" when there's no info for that spot, and Numerical will give a "-1" to symbolize we don't have that info. This helps the sorting be more beneficial.

I've also arranged it so that the Players by Game choices will be Alphabetical, Enjoy!

Also, Turbine has released info on a place and a creature for LotRO: Bag End and Bog-Lurkers, respectively.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I made some adjustments to the Games Page to be more efficient, so that means less space used on the server. Plus, I'm testing out some tables for lists of players and stats that will let you sort by the info. For now, these will be linked on the left at the bottom under the heading "Sortable Game Player tables. Give it a try!

Also, Turbine has begun the Alpha stage for LotRO, which will cover both the alpha and beta testing phases for the game. For more info, check out this.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Turbine has changed their minds about raids in LotRO. It seems there will indeed be raids, but the largest will hold no more than 24 people, or 4 fellowships. This also confirms a fellowship(group) size of 6. For more info, read this.

Blizzard has also announced the official list of classes for the Draenei and Blood Elves. The Blood Elves are interestingly short of warriors. Take a look at the WoW: Burning Crusade page for more info.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Blizzard announced a couple of days ago that, with the Burning Crusade Expansion to World of Warcraft, the Alliance will have access to Shaman via the Draenei and the Horde access to Paladins via the Blood Elves. For more info see here.

In addition, the LotRO Community Site has released info on another place and a person of interest: The former is the Withywindle, and the latter Tom Bombadil. Looks like LotRO joins the small and relatively notable list of incarnations of Lord of the Rings that feature our favorite merry old fellow.

I've also changed the news color in order to more perfectly find that balance between reading against a dark and light background.

Friday, June 23, 2006

The Valar Guild Games Page version 3.0 has been released! There are now two versions of the Games Page. Entering via index.php takes you to the version with a nice image as a background (set your monitor to 1280x 1024 and use full screen mode for correct viewing). Using index.htm will take you to the version friendly to those with slow connections and lower resolutions. Assuming your computer caches pages, though, it's really only one slow load for the background image, so you make the call :}

With the new games page comes the following changes:

  • The ability to sort Guild members by any game we play.
  • You can now see if you have gaming info up by selecting "None" in the form.
  • The Links pages are more thoroughly integrated into the Games Page.
  • Important non-gaming Valar Guild Links appear on the right.
  • Lots of reviews added to the Reviews Page, so go read them!
  • D2 Experiences link has been moved to the Reviews Page.
  • Reviews Page has been expanded to include console games!

Enjoy the new Games Page, and remember to send in your Gaming Info, Reviews, etc!

The Valar Guild Games Site is maintained by Eonwë-(Valar).