Cead Mile Failte!
Hail and Well Met Adventurers! Well the new year is underway and off to the races we go. This past month we've had a few developments that I will cover in this newsletter. As for my project that has pulled me away from the game a bit this month, it is progressing nicely. I'm finally at a place where I'm happy with the direction it is heading.
On the Gaiscioch side of the ball, we have our First Quarter Gaiscioch Community Summit on February 3rd at 5PM PT. In addition, we have implemented some changes to our Chapter Structure, begun publishing new landing pages for each chapter, brought the Gaiscioch name and credo back to Elder Scrolls Online, and reopened two classic Gaiscioch chapters as a way of preserving our legacy.
Gaiscioch Family News
Gaiscioch Community Summit - Q1, 2018
Join us on February 3rd at 5PM PT on Twitch.tv, YouTube, or in Discord for this quarter’s Gaiscioch Community Summit as we cover the past 3 months and outline the next three. Please feel free to bring friends to the event along with questions. This event typically runs an hour and will feature highlights from all of our chapters.
Gaiscioch Chapter Structure Changes
We've begun unifying our chapters around a new program to keep them open and available to all over the course of time (as best we can). It can be a lot of fun going back to a classic that you fell in love with years ago for a good ol' romp in your old stomping ground.
We have changed the way chapters work to follow the following format:
The main reasons Historical Chapters function on the social adventure system is due to low population. We feel it's best that members can claim their activity with as little as 1 additional member. Historical Chapters typically do not have the active population to require 4 or more participants. We are however looking at ways to tie attendance to the output of honor points for our leadership and fellowship system so that both systems function similarly.
New Chapter Landing Pages
This month I've begun creating several new landing pages for our chapters. While they are not quite 100% where I want them they are getting close. These pages will serve as landing pages we can point our forum posts at to help recruit new members. Each chapter page features a custom introduction to our community, videos, screenshots, feature list, forum posts, game news, Gaiscioch Magazine articles and livestream schedule if available. These hubs will help introduce curious players to our community. In addition I am launching "Potential Chapter" pages to help us measure interest levels in the titles.
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.
If you would like to get involved, please visit: http://gsch.info/patreon
Note: I'm working on plugging in the contribution system for Patreons. It will use the total amount donated to push contribution out so fear not all your contributions will be accounted for. I may need to have our Patreons link their Gaiscioch.com account to their Patreon ID to make it all work. I will let you know via email.
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.
Gaiscioch By The Numbers
Great Tyrian Adventure Wrapup
I want to thank all of you that came out to attend this year's Great Tyrian Adventure. We will begin making plans for the next Great Tyrian Adventure this April. If you would like to be part of the Community Events Team be sure to type "+rank PCE" in Discord chat to toggle the Public Community Events Team rank. We have a long way to go to be ready for next year and the most critical thing we need between now and April is gold. You can send gold to Foghladha.2506 which I will be using to snag Legend, Dusk or Dawn, The Colossus, and Zap off the Trading Post or if you have a precursor you'd like to donate we'll be happy to use whichever ones we have available. Next season I'm hoping to have 4 legendaries to give away and might even go after that map completion myself to finally make one to give away. Both precursors and gold are on the active donation list so feel free to send it over for some contribution points.
Golden Trophies Added to Guild Hall
Congratulations to our Raiding teams who have not only collected enough trophies for 1 additional Gold Trophy in our guild hall, but 2! We now have a total of 3 Gold Trophies sitting in our Guild Hall for all to see. I have created a new monument to our successes so be sure to stop by and check out all the cool trophies we've managed to gather.
Please Welcome Our Newest Members
Please welcome our newest members to our Guild Wars 2 family.
» Abysss [Luxbon.3967] » Azineum [Azineum.4508] » Cruces [Cruces.3280] » Eastie [Ranger of Eastkings.9024] » Granlaf [Granlaf.1964] » Icketts [Kellissi.5304] » Kami [kami poi.4659] » Lily [Lilian.4729] » NoOnesSelf [May Starling.7264] » Paxxi [lyss.4510] » PoeticBaker62 [PoeticBaker.6718] » Verity [rabidsmiles.5926]
Guild Wars 2 Events at a Glance
All Times Pacific
Top Guild Wars 2 News For January, 2018
Introducing the Chronicles of Tamriel
Top Elder Scrolls Online News For January, 2018
- The Elder Scrolls Online Teases Some Dragon-y Content
- Elder Scrolls Online - Dragon Bones DLC & Update 17 (with Outfit System!) to Launch in February
- Dragon Bones DLC Revealed for The Elder Scrolls Online
- Details Revealed for The Elder Scrolls Online's Dragon Bones
- Elder Scrolls Online - Everything You Need to Know About Dragon Bones
- Elder Scrolls Online - Participate in the Bonus Event to Earn Up to 6 Free Crown Crates as an ESO Plus Member
- Elder Scrolls Online - Fang Lair Dungeon Explored in New Blog Post
- Elder Scrolls Online - Scalecaller Peak Dungeon is Packed with Fanatical Cultists and Frenzied Beasts
Trion details the road ahead
Many of us have been wondering what Trion is up to on the Rift front. Fortunately their new producer’s letter hit right before time to send this. Their letter outlined a few key points coming in 2018.
- RIFT Prime - a subscription based server that has faster leveling, no cash shop, and unlocks that can be earned instead of bought. Players will additionally be auto-leveled to the content they are playing.
- A New Warfront - they have a concept picture of it, but that's about all so far.
- A New Raid Upgrade featuring a "ever hungry" dragon.
- New PvP Server that features full pvp against everyone outside your guild.
Be sure to head over to the Rift Site to learn more:
Please Welcome Our Newest Members
Please welcome our newest members to our RIFT family.
RIFT Events at a Glance
All Times Pacific
- Saturdays at 7:00AM: Saturday Mornings FUN RUN
- Sundays at 7:00AM: Sunday Mornings Open Crifting runs
- Saturdays at 11:00AM: Telara Adventures
Top RIFT News For January, 2018
- Lorestream & Packing Away the Ugly Sweaters!
- Remembering Wintercharm
- RIFTstream Spicy Noodle Challenge
- RIFTstream Jan. 12 Recap – Spicy Noodle Challenge
- RIFTstream Jan. 12 Recap ? Spicy Noodle Challenge
- Holiday Login to Win Sweepstakes Update!
- RIFTstream - 2018: RIFT ON!
- RIFTstream – 2018: RIFT ON!
- 2018: RIFT ON!
- 2018: RIFT ON! Development Letter Now Available!
Historical Chapter News
Warhammer Online is Back!
For those of you that joined the community in the days of Warhammer Online, no doubt your memories are filled with fun times, tons of laughter, and all kinds of shenanigans. From Oldroar's famous "I got Wood" comments (for door repairs), or Tip & Rianans giving Ice Cream a whole new meaning, or the still famous needle in the haystack. The battles were ferocious and strategic as the Trinity flooded the battlefield.
Unfortunately the community took a severe hit after 1.3.6 hit and we ended up closing the chapter to move to Rift. Fortunately for us, long after the demise of Warhammer Online as it stood, a group of fans came together to preserve what we loved in Warhammer for days to come. They launched Return of Reckoning, no-profit a private server with improvements to the original. Currently in alpha stages they are working to reinvent siege combat in Warhammer Online and make it more meaningful.
We first launched an excursion back into Warhammer Online about a year ago as a social adventure to test the waters. Unfortunately after a database error our characters and guild were wiped and many people drifted away. Over the past month I took a trip back into Warhammer to get a feel for what they have done and the changes they've made are wonderful. We recreated Gaiscioch in Return of Reckoning and currently have more than 20 players actively playing with us. We continue to grow as we take to the battlefield and I have even scheduled a trial event to see if there is interest in playing.
If you would like to join us for some Warhammer Online shenanigans be sure to visit: https://gsch.info/play/ror and get involved.
Dark Age of Camelot Goes Free-2-Play This Fall!
In preparation of Camelot going free-2-play a few of us are dusting off the cobwebs of our old Gaiscioch na Anu guild (The Original). We have a couple of us currently playing on Ywain 1. We have a high level guild, lots of bounty points to claim castles with and plans for a few events this fall. If your lurking in Hibernia and need some friends hit Foghladha up and get an invite. We're not hugely active but i have a feeling there will be quite a few trying it out this fall.
Dark Age of Camelot going Free-2-Play allows us to introduce many first timers to the classic and I for one look forward to bringing another crop of new players through the early battlegrounds into the main Realm vs Realm battlefield. It will also be great for us to get new footage of the community playing Camelot which we couldn't do when we played originally.
Sign up at: https://www.gaiscioch.com/social/daoc/
Please Welcome Our Newest Members
» Kageshukuun [WAR]
Events at a Glance
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- [WAR] Fridays at 6:00PM: The Battle Rages in Warhammer Online (Tier 1)
Social Adventures News
MU Legend Launches Territory Control
We are actively looking for PvP Warriors who can lead our family to victory in MU Legend on Sundays between 2 and 4PM PT. MU Legend launched its territory wars system this past month and it's 100% scheduled sieges. We are trying to get a 5 man team that can secure a territory for us through the weekly tournament on Sundays. Owning Territory gives us access to a lot of features as a community that we normally wouldn't have including a place to spend all that contribution we've earned. Unfortunately our core group of players can't play Sundays. So if you're playing MU Legend and want to lead our family to victory please contact Foghladha. We have a few players who will likely be on at that time we just need a leader to get them organized.
Camelot Unchained Beta Nears
The little birds on the street say we may hear of the upcoming Camelot Unchained beta by the end of this month. Many of you are looking forward to Camelot Unchained and I will be streaming it as soon as the NDA lifts. Be sure to keep an eye on our forums as I try to organize us for Beta. Remember to show your interest by joining: https://www.gaiscioch.com/social/camelotunchained/
Polling Interest: Ascent: Infinite Realm
Are you a fan of Steampunk, Airships, and Siege Warfare? Ascent: Infinite Realm is being created by the team behind Tera and Player Unknown Battlegrounds and is set in a floating world. There is magic, technology, and a ever raging battle over the resources below. We are actively looking at A:IR for Social Adventure inclusion. Take a moment to check out this trailer. If you like what you see cast your vote at: https://www.gaiscioch.com/social/air/ by Joining the Adventure. This is a relatively new development on the horizon and depending on interest levels we may see quite an audience for it. Be sure to let us know if your interested in it.
Gaiscioch Magazine News
Issue 15 Nears Editorial Deadline
We're in the final weeks of pulling together content for the newest issue. We've already received a few of our exclusive interviews coming this issue and hope to get in the last of them. If you're working on an article be sure to get them in so we can publish on time.
Be sure to check out our latest stories and gaming news at: gsch.info/mag
Gaiscioch Livestream News
PlayStation Adventures February Lineup
This month Donaliam, Ashes, Radiologikal, Kitty and Foghladha change up the lineup for some new adventures on the PlayStation 4 console.
Checkout this awesome lineup:
- Mondays: Shadow Warrior 2
- Tuesdays: Assassins Creed Origins
- Wednesdays: Fortnite
- Thursdays: For Honor
- Fridays: Hellblade
February Episode Linup:
Slan Go Foill!
(Goodbye For Now)
Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
Taoiseach de na Griobhta Glas