Aibreán 2017

Cead Mile Failte!

This past 3 months has been a bit of a roller coaster set to maximum speed! Life has been flying by and so much has happened. Let's start off with some congratulations.


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Gaiscioch Family News

Gaiscioch Magazine Wraps Up 3 Years with Issue 12

In what quite possibly was one of the hardest issues to bring to press (so to speak) we managed to pull it off. Even after 3 of our cover stories flaked on us and we had to scramble to find a focus and cover story for the issue. Kudos to Briseadh for taking the initiative to get Fangold, the precursor to Land of Britain, locked down for the cover.

Im very proud of what we have accomplished and as we move into our 4th year, I have no doubt we'll keep publishing stories people want to read.

Issue 12 is now available at:

Gaiscioch Football Wins C-League 5-Man Championship!

Add another championship to the list. Our boys in Portland Oregon's competitive 5-man flag football league managed to take home the beer (literally) in this seasons championship game. Foghladha returned to the QB position in a championship game for the first time in 20 years. Congratulations guys!

Read the story at:

Telara Saga Wrapping Up

Just one week left to the Telara Saga and I must say it went off better than I imagined. Special thanks to everyone who helped contribute prizes and time to getting this setup.  We had over 210 participants over the past 9 weeks and have given away over 100 prizes.

For our grand finale, we are giving away a silver tier loyalty which was kindly awarded to us by Trion Worlds. This prize might sound unexciting but when you do the math and realize this prize is worth $12,000 in real world cash, it becomes slightly more exciting. This is the most valuable prize our community has ever given out. I am super appreciative of Trion for allowing us to give this prize away.

It further strengthens our communities footing on being a community that looks out for all players, not just our own. Don't miss the grand finale raffle on April 4th at 7:45PM PT on Twitch at:

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.

War Council (Tiarna)

The War Council is comprised of members who have stepped up to lead events and activities for the family. They have proven themselves on the battlefield and have collected 25 signatures of approval from their followers. They have accepted the Mark of Servitude credo and understand that Leadership is not a position of power, it is a position of service. They have committed themselves to hosting fun and friendly events for the community at large.

  » Frysta   » Namrie

Guardians (Seaimpín)

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.

  » Gwynhefar   » MiaYow   » Randeth   » Virole   » Yulan

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.

  » Eliah   » Modestus   » Nur

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.

  » aaramar   » Aeris921   » Agdang   » Dagdia   » dogstargirl   » Greenstone   » Killkannon   » MKA   » Zoewii

Gaiscioch By The Numbers

Group Active
Guild Wars 2 284
RIFT 229
Elder Scrolls Online 215
Social Adventures 104
Total 648
Group Total
Subscribers 4,885
Readers 24,722
Views 233,297
Media Total
Twitch 582
YouTube 454
Twitter 746

Guild Wars 2 News

Great Tyrian Adventure Pushed Back to August 3rd

As the summer approaches my schedule began filling with holes, as business was pulling me away this spring into summer. Instead of having 3 different breaks in the middle of the Tyrian Adventure I've moved it to a 10-straight-week timeframe where I have no commitments/conferences. This also gives ArenaNet more time to introduce more content and allow us more time to put together all of the Legendaries we're working on.

We are in critical need of:

  • Vials of Powerful Blood
  • Powerful Venom Sacs
  • Elaborate Totems
  • Piles of Crystalline Dust
  • Armored Scales
  • Vicious Fangs
  • Vicious Claws
  • Ancient Bones
  • Glob of Ectoplasm
  • Piles of Crystalline Dust
  • Piles of Incandescent Dust
  • Piles of Luminous Dust
  • Piles of Radiant Dust
  • Opal Orbs
  • Orichalcum Ingots
  • Corrupted Lodestones
  • Glacial Lodestones
  • Molten Lodestones
  • Destroyer Lodestones
  • Ghost Peppers
  • Elder Wood Planks
  • Hard Wood Planks
  • Ancient Wood Planks
  • Seasoned Wood Planks
  • Pile of Coarse Sand
  • Vial of Linseed Oil
  • Pile of Flax Seeds

Please send any of these you have to Foghladha.2506 for donation credit. These materials are being used for the Great Tyrian Adventures prize list. You can view our current prize pool at:

Learn more about the Great Tyrian Adventure at:

Super Adventure Box is Back!

Get your retro itch scratched with the Super Adventure Box in Guild Wars 2 right now! It will be available through April 20th so be sure to get in and play while you can. This is a fan favorite festival that comes around every April. You can also unlock limited time guild hall decorations.

Please Welcome Our Newest Members

Please welcome our newest members to our Guild Wars 2 family.

  » Destructa [Siobhan.9627]   » Kimbria [kimbria.7145]   » Mercae []   » Mjol [WetterhouN.6281]   » PsiiSawda [Psii of RLL.9071]   » Seigarren [Zawsze.4129]   » Volmer [volmer.8092]

Guild Wars 2 Events at a Glance

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Top Guild Wars 2 News For March, 2017

  1. Guild Wars 2 - Super Adventure Festival to Begin in March 30th
  2. Guild Wars 2 - Bastion of the Penitent Designed Around a Game of Chess
  3. Guild Wars 2 peeks behind-the-scenes at its 'chess raid'
    Massively Overpowered
  4. Guild Wars 2 - The Stagnant Competitive Scene
  5. Flameseeker Chronicles: Getting to grips with Guild Wars 2's Bastion of the Penitent
    Massively Overpowered
  6. Guild Wars 2 - PvP League Season 6 Begins, Brings 'Near Victory' Bonus
  7. Official Guild Wars 2 Merchandise from WeLoveFine!
    Guild Wars 2
  8. Guild Wars 2 - ArenaNet Partners with WeLoveFine for Fan Merchandise
  9. ArenaNet and WeLoveFine Partner for Guild Wars 2 Merch
  10. Guild Wars 2's new WeLoveFine team-up licenses player swag designs
    Massively Overpowered


Raiding in Rift in 4.1

Hail and Well met Gaiscioch Raiders. It's time for us to begin our assault on Tantric Depths. We will be running Tantric Depths every Monday night playing our hand at the raiding scene. We will also likely run some Queen's Foci events when it's available. We will be working towards forging a raiding team that can clear the modern raids with style.

Learn more about our raiding plans at:

Looking Toward 4.2

Over the past month Trion shared some plans for 4.2 that included adding Raid Rifts to the new world as well as adding an entirely new zone designed to challenge groups. It looks like 4.2 is the SFP we originally thought we were going to get.

Be sure to head over and read Trion's Producers Letter. You can skip over the first half.

Crifting is Back!

Both Jairone and Lakshmi are posting events on the calendar for weekly Crifting runs at different times of the day to try to meet everyone's calendars. Bring a lure and enjoy the weekly crafting rift excitement. Be sure to check the calendar regularly as we are still trying to find the best day for everyone.

Please Welcome Our Newest Members

Please welcome our newest members to our RIFT family.

  » Agdang   » Dagdia   » dogstargirl   » Househippo   » Majadhammun   » Mizzer   » Purchase   » Somad   » Syber   » Vengefulthinking   » Vlaad

RIFT Events at a Glance

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Top RIFT News For March, 2017

  1. Stacking Warfront, Chronicle & Dungeon Charges For ALL!
  2. RIFT ARTSTREAM – Fri, Mar 3, 3:30 PM PST
  3. RIFT STORE: Pet Skins & Blue Butterfly Wings!
  4. Rift Update 4.0 Hotfix #20
  5. PAX East, March 10-12!
  7. Asha Visits Atlas Reactor!
  8. TRION IS MOVING! March 17-19th

Elder Scrolls Online News

The Siege War Saturday Mornings

Join Foghladha on the battlefield of Azura's Star for Saturday Morning AvA. Festivities kickoff at 11AM PT and run through 1PM PT. We'll be mixing it up with some PvE and PvP. Come join the fun or tune in to our livestream at: or

Morrowind Rising

Time's growing near and I've got some great “almost news” for you all. Zenimax Online has agreed to a 3 interview set for Morrowind. We'll be interviewing a producer, a lore writer, and an artist all surrounding Morrowind. I hope we can bring you some unique gems you can't find anywhere else. Stay tuned for more and keep an eye out for Issue 13 rocking a Morrowind themed cover.

Please Welcome Our Newest Members

Please welcome our newest members to our Elder Scrolls Online family.

  » Stormstrider [@Alfhelm_Stormstrider]

Elder Scrolls Online Events at a Glance

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Top Elder Scrolls Online News For March, 2017

  1. Elder Scrolls Online - PAX East 2017 - Hands On with the Warden and Battlegrounds
  2. Tamriel Infinium: Battlegrounds will change Elder Scrolls Online PvP forever
    Massively Overpowered
  3. Elder Scrolls Online - Brian Wheeler Talks PVP in Morrowind
  4. Elder Scrolls Online - New Crate Season Begins Themed Around 'Wild Hunt'
  5. Elder Scrolls Online - New Crate Season Begins, Themed Around 'Wild Hunt'
  6. Elder Scrolls Online's Earthtear Cavern home will be buyable next week
    Massively Overpowered
  7. Elder Scrolls Online opens preorders for the official Morrowind guide book
    Massively Overpowered
  8. Elder Scrolls Online - Thieves Guild Celebrates One Year in ESO
  9. The Elder Scrolls Online is celebrating the Thieves Guild anniversary (discreetly)
    Massively Overpowered
  10. Tamriel Infinium: The secret plot of Elder Scrolls Online's Morrowind
    Massively Overpowered

Social Adventures News

Ashes of Creation Update

As Ashes of Creation is the first game since ESO that lines up with our communities Compatibility Matrix, I've decided to keep you all updated on developments as we keep a close eye on it. To kick things off I'd like to catch you up on why this game landed on our radar. Before we get too far along feel free to check out this intro video.

Ashes of Creation is a subscription MMORPG from many of the developers who were behind Everquest Next, Planetside, Star Wars Galaxies and Vanguard. Their aiming to bring a very stunning environment to life using the Unreal 4 engine. Complete with full season changes that affect the weather and what terrain is passable during certain times of the year. Lakes freeze over!

In addition their dungeon system is looking to add some cinematic flair and seems very engaging where certain classes can definitely have an impact on how the group completes a challenge. Take a look at this video about dungeons.  You can tell in this video that they are spending a great deal of time on the aesthetics of their dungeons. Dungeons & Raiding are going to be a big part of this game.

It features Op-In PvP which means that at no time will you be killed without wanting to expose yourself to being killed by other players. Griefing isn't an option as you must flag yourself or walk into a contested area to be flagged PvP. This is the same sort of system that made Warhammer Online so great in it's day.

It's premise is built around its node system. This system allows guilds to claim a territory and watch it grow. It's growth is limited by the people contributing it's growth. If players quest, craft, and farm in its influence zone the village will turn into a city, and turn into a metropolis. It's growth however is also based on the growth of the nodes next to it. In some cases you will be limited by how big the city next to yours is. There is a lot of interesting mechanics involved in the node system and right now Intrepid Studios is releasing a series of blogs about it.

Most importantly for our community, Ashes of Creation is built from the ground up to embrace large communities and actually encourage them. The guild size limit at this point has not been mentioned but the developers have mentioned thousands of guild members. They have also stated that they want to put the Massively back in Multiplayer games. Their standpoint with guilds and communities is in line with our own.  We could be looking at another RIFT guild system here that allows our growth to be limited by our desire not by game systems.

Here's a collection of the things I feel you might want to look at when thinking about this game.

Also of note take a look at Cryy's overview of the game systems involved in Ashes of Creation.

It you want an opportunity to test this title with us be sure to use the link below to register. It will automatically link your account to mine so they can activate me and my connections for Gaiscioch Pioneers. It will make everything a lot simpler. If you've already registered and didn't use this link that's ok to. I'll just need to compile a list of account names before we can get you in.

Register at:

Update on the Horizon List

I've posted a short and sweet update to the games we're watching and which might become chapters and which will be opening for Social Adventures. Be sure to head over to the forums and share your thoughts about these games. Your opinions are important to us.

View the post at:

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Gaiscioch Magazine News

Magazine Team Meeting - April 1st @ 2PM PT

Want to join the magazine team? Be sure to join us on Discord for our Magazine Team meeting on April 1st. We are looking to build our team back up and get our magazine back into the 200 page range. We're looking for Fiction writers, Editors, Game Previewers, Reviewers, and Guide Writers. Pretty much if you want to get published, we want to publish. Join us! You might even score a new game or an opportunity to interview one of your favorite devs. Did I mention that you might be able to get behind the scenes at conferences if you write enough?

Year 4 Plans

This year I plan on rebuilding the magazine template from the ground up. Over the last 3 years I've learned a lot about inDesign and found better ways to do things. We've been using the same template for 3 years and it can be rebuilt to flow a lot smoother than the original. You may not notice the change on the final edition, but the development of the magazine should be a lot faster.

I am also planning on making the magazine a wrapup of the content that was released in the past quarter along with a few major cover stories. The goal is to allow us to go straight to site when an article is ready, then publish it in our Quarterly Magazine. Our major stories will appear first in the magazine then be published the week the magazine goes live. But the game reviews, previews, stories, and guides will be able to be deployed right away. Thus allowing them to hit when the topic is hot.

Be sure to check out our latest stories and gaming news at:

Gaiscioch Livestream News

New Voting System Beta

I've finally turned on the voting system for livestreams. Currently testing it out on the Side Quests livestreams, livestreamers will be able add polls to their landing pages where players can choose their next adventure. It's my hopes that we can start having some more interaction with our viewers and continue to grow our livestream community. Head over to the Side Quests Livestream page and cast your vote using your Gaiscioch Passport.

Twitch Improvements

Over the past month Twitch has added a few new features that we can begin making use of. The first of which is Communities. I've created a Gaiscioch Streaming Community and welcome all Gaiscioch & Tuatha members to use the Gaiscioch community when they stream. In your main dashboard you can select "Gaiscioch" under Community. This will help link us together and allow us to share each other's streams.

Twitch viewers be sure to follow the Gaiscioch Streamers at: 

The second major improvement is the ability to post "events". I've begun using these to put our stream schedule directly on Twitch. This way people can see when the next stream is and what it's planned to be. I'm really looking forward to how Twitch will make use of this feature. Now if only they had a "Recurring" or a way to Copy an event. That would be awesome :D.

Interested in Streaming with Gaiscioch?

Be sure to type "+rank Livestreams" in Discord to enable the Livestreams text channel. Be sure to chat with Foghladha and we can add you to our autohost list. We also have several opportunities to guest star in various livestreams.

April Episode Linup:

Slan Go Foill!
(Goodbye For Now)

Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
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