Bealtaine 2017

Cead Mile Failte!

The summer time is rapidly approaching and as such my travel season begins. Over the next few months I will be in 6 different states and also have my daughter visiting through the month of July. What this means for you is that there will be many weeks where I'll be staying in touch remotely. I will likely be getting a lot of work done on the to do list for our website and won't have a whole lot of time to play. Keep an eye on the calendar as I always update it when I won't be able to make a week. I'll also send out a ping across Discord. I'm hoping things will settle down come the fall season but it's looking like it's going to be like this until October.

So that said, if anyone wants to help me keep my events going during the weeks i'm out please let me know as I'd prefer not to have any breaks in the schedule if I can avoid it. Breaks typically lead to low population when I return and I want to make sure we keep the ball rolling so people don't forget about those events. This is a good opportunity for new event leaders to try the water and get the hang of leading the family.


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Gaiscioch Family News

Extra Life Charity Event 2017

Let's get this party started! We've got our signup page put together and we are actively putting together our plans to turn the Extra Life Charity Event into our 3rd Public Community Event of 2017. This event will run 1 weekend and feature 10 Events across 2 days. Our current lineup features Elder Scrolls Online, Guild Wars 2, Rift, Tiger Knight Empire War, Paladins and 2 more titles to be announced. Possibly looking at a PS4 timeslot.

This years Extra Life Event runs on November 4-5th. We will be launching a new Extra Life site using our new PCE website engine to allow claiming of participation, raffle prizes, and connect it to the Gaiscioch Passport. I am also working on a way that you can plug your own personal Extra Life link into the site and gain points for raising contributions.

It's my hope that we can take this year's Extra Life to new heights and finally break that $10,000 raised mark.  Be sure to keep an eye on for more on this new Public Community Event.

Gaiscioch Family Summit & Photo Opportunity

It's that time of year again! Time for our annual Spring Gaiscioch Family Summit and Photo Opportunity. Each quarter the Gaiscioch Family congregates to share news about the family, discuss the direction we are heading and review upcoming events. This event will be held in Discord and broadcasted over Twitch and YouTube.

Before the meeting join us for family photos in Guild Wars 2, Elder Scrolls Online, and Rift. Here's the agenda.

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

  • 3:00PM PT: Guild Wars 2 Photo
  • 3:30PM PT: Elder Scrolls Online Photo
  • 4:00PM PT: Rift Photo
  • 5:00PM PT: Gaiscioch Family Summit

Gaiscioch Celebration Plans

What could be better than getting together with friends and family to celebrate the community we all love. This years festivities are right around the corner and we wanted to make sure everyone had the dates and times in advance to get connected and ready for travel.

East Coast Celebration - Atlanta, GA

For those who live on the east coast, we will be holding our 3rd annual East Coast Celebration at Fado's Irish Pub at 273 Buckhead Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 on Friday, October 13th at 6PM ET. Over the past few years this event has grown and we continue to welcome more members.

West Coast Celebration - Seattle, WA

Join us in Seattle, WA for our 7th Annual PAX West Celebration at Fado's Irish Pub at 801 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104 on Sunday, September 3rd from 6PM to 9PM for some real world fun with Gaiscioch Members. This event is always a hit so be sure to make it if you're in the area. Past and present, Gaiscioch & Tuatha are welcome as well as any of our game developer friends out there.

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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.

Legends of the Family (Laoch)

Among the most devoted in the community are the Legends. They have devoted more than two years of their lives to playing along side the family and have shown their devotion and commitment to our families beliefs and best practices. They encourage the new, teach the learning and support the community. These are the most trusted advisors to the elder council and occasionally they will request feedback, ideas and perspectives to help guide the future of the community. Above all else, Legends are shining examples of what all Gaiscioch members should strive to be. This role can be obtained by both leaders and followers and is the pinnacle of ones Gaiscioch career.

  » Pookha

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.

  » Elaenna   » Phaewolf   » Spartecus

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.

  » BaconsWife   » Gilliebod   » Kaiv   » Lolhost   » Renera   » RoseDeFeu

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.

  » Cearei   » Clansman   » Destructa   » FallandirUllarach   » GpaFog   » Househippo   » Karizmah   » Tealsky

Gaiscioch By The Numbers

Group Active
Guild Wars 2 276
RIFT 220
Elder Scrolls Online 215
Social Adventures 96
Total 620
Group Total
Subscribers 4,910
Readers 25,594
Views 248,084
Media Total
Twitch 606
YouTube 456
Twitter 764

Guild Wars 2 News

Living World Episode 5

The Living World season 3 is coming to a close. With just 2 more episodes, Episode 5 unveils our true enemies and drives the story deeper than ever. The next chapter titled "Flashpoint" arrives May 2nd. Be sure to login and unlock this free content.

Watch the trailer at:

Great Tyrian Adventure Progress

Progress on our Legendaries is advancing nicely. Thanks to your donations we've managed to finalize 2 of the 5 legendaries and continue to work towards completion. We are still in need of several supplies so if you have any of the below and would like some extra Contribution send them over to Foghladha.2506.

  • 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

New Server Pairing

For many of us, the matchup with Jade Quarry either excited you or drove you out of WvW all together. While JQ was a very fine host, we were stuck in tier 1 for the duration of the pairing which drove a lot of casual players out of WvW and into EOTM.

With the new pairing with Henge of Denravi we can stretch our legs and enjoy some of the tier 2-4 WvW again. Let's get out there and get to know our new ally on the battlefield. Be sure to join Terafer, Smitty, Pookha and I for some fun WvW throughout the week.

Please Welcome Our Newest Members

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

  » Alphonse []   » Cearei [Frozeni.2413]   » LynnaySylvermyst []   » Nutella [Spawnkiller.7038]   » Oskari [oskaripottu.7290]   » Scuba [Stonewall.6037]   » Shaala [DtotheARTH.4731]   » ZackorZira [zira aries.6253]

Guild Wars 2 Events at a Glance

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Top Guild Wars 2 News For April, 2017

  1. ESL Gaming is shutting down Guild Wars 2's e-sports section
    Massively Overpowered
  2. Guild Wars 2 - Festival Contentand Giveaway Winners!
  3. Guild Wars 2 Unveils the Flashpoint Living World Episode
  4. Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2's Bastion of the Penitent raid lore
    Massively Overpowered
  5. ESL Closing its Doors on Guild Wars 2
  6. Guild Wars 2 - ESL Closes Guild Wars Pro League Division
  7. The Tyrian Chronicle: Thoughts on Guild Wars 2 eSports
  8. Guild Wars 2 - Paying Homage to World vs World with a Gem Giveaway!
  9. Guild Wars 2’s unofficial card game is now available on Tabletop Simulator
    Massively Overpowered
  10. Guild Wars 2 Shares a Heart of Thorns Orchestral Performance


Telara Saga Wrapup

With a loud bang, Telara Saga exited stage left wrapping up their 2017 edition of the Telara Saga. We managed to hit our goals and even gave away a prize worth nearly $12,000 to one lucky Gaiscioch member. While this season was quite the challenge with the shortcoming of large scale content with the expansion, we managed to pull it off in a way that over 200 people would come to enjoy. We thank everyone who came out to show their support and look forward to planning the 2018 edition this fall.  

Raiding Preparedness

For those of you who have been diving into the raiding content head first, we have several groups currently running TD together weekly. Be sure to speak up if your wanting to get involved.

For the past few months, we've been running Raiding activities on Monday nights to prepare for the raids being introduced in Starfall Prophecies. Our team has cleared most of the raids in the game with the exception of a rare few.

In addition. we've had our Friday events focused on getting people high enough level to be able to raid. In the coming months, I will be targeting my two events around the various open world activities required for progressing your eternal gear.  

Our Monday events will continue to take shots at various raid dungeons with the occasional trip to the open world boss content. As 4.2 approaches we will begin setting our sights on the new raid coming in 4.2.

Our Friday events are going to be progressive each month, starting with the first week doing Intrepid Adventures, the second week doing Zone Invasions, Hunt Rifts, Raid Rifts and World Bosses, third week Zone Invasions, SPE Crafting Rifts, Onslaughts, and Planar Anchors.

Please Welcome Our Newest Members

Please welcome our newest members to our RIFT family.

  » Audie   » Durneth   » Jukky   » Raki   » VampireRayne

RIFT Events at a Glance

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Top RIFT News For April, 2017

  1. RIFT ROTP Stream THURS This Week!
  4. Razer zGold Special Promotion
  5. Primal Lord Pounces on PTS!
  6. RIFTSTREAM Fri. April 21: How 2 PvP & Have Fun Dying
  7. RIFTstream: CREATORS. NEW TIME: 11:30 AM PST on Fridays!
  8. Rift Update 4.1 Hotfix #5

Elder Scrolls Online News

The Siege War of Azura's Star

After much discussion and juggling of time slots we've decided to put the Siege War of Azura's Star in a permanent spot on Saturday Mornings at 11AM PT. Attendance was nearly double from our Thursday Night at 6PM PT slot and we feel we could be a great influence on Saturdays to the Azura's campaign. Feel free to come join us or tune in on Twitch during the event. Your support in views or in person is greatly appreciated.

Morrowind Update

Things are ramping up for the first Elder Scrolls Online expansion Morrowind. A wave of articles have been spotted revealing additional information about the expansion releasing June 4th. Gaiscioch Magazine has secured 3 interviews regarding the expansion and will be publishing them soon after the launch of Morrowind.

Additionally, our population in Elder Scrolls Online has been on the rise in preparation for the new expansion. I encourage anyone who has Elder Scrolls Online to rejoin us and experience the game the way it was meant to be. It is a far better game than it was at launch and really deserves a second chance.  AvA is a whole different world, PvE is now enjoyable by all regardless of level, and raiding is more accessible than ever. Download it and give it a try. Rejoin the chapter and click request reinvite on your command center and we'll get you in as soon as we can. Everyone in ESO can invite so feel free to just ask in Discord as well.

Please Welcome Our Newest Members

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

  » AFrostedWolf [@AFrostWolf]   » Alphonse [@Vilemon]   » BritishBilly [@Billybarefoot]   » Forgetme [@forgetme-not]   » GUNZ [@XXLGUNZ]   » Kaimberlyn [@Kaimberlyn]   » Knox [@knoxcoshane2]   » Kristen [@AutumnMoon]   » Lyciumchld []   » LyncH [@ButongPakwan]   » Onanevenkeel [@onanevenkeel]   » Tealsky [@tealsky]

Elder Scrolls Online Events at a Glance

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Top Elder Scrolls Online News For April, 2017

  1. Elder Scrolls Online - Morrowind Heading to PTS for Normal & Closed Beta Tests
  2. Elder Scrolls Online Free to Play This Week
  3. Elder Scrolls Online - The Warden From the Ground Up
  4. The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind drops a Warden class gameplay trailer
    Massively Overpowered
  5. Elder Scrolls Online - Morrowind PTS Patch Notes Released, Controversy Sparked
  6. Betawatch: The Elder Scrolls Online heads off to Morrowind (April 21, 2017)
    Massively Overpowered
  7. Elder Scrolls Online - ESO Live Re-Broadcast Spotlights Warden Class
  8. Soak up an hour of Elder Scrolls Online's new Warden
    Massively Overpowered
  9. Elder Scrolls Online - Celebrating Its Third Anniversary with Gifts & Quests
  10. Elder Scrolls Online is turning three, and it brought us all cake
    Massively Overpowered

Social Adventures News

Playstation MMO Update

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

What could be more fun than roaming across the fictional Bolivian countryside with a few of your crazy gun toting Gaiscioch? Don and Foghlahda are hosting a casting call to join them on their weekly cooperative Wildlands stream on Mondays at 3PM PT/6PM ET. In addition, we have opened up a Task Force. You're welcome to join with us to compare achievements and keep tabs on the crew.  Join us at:

Neverwinter Module on the Way

Great News Everyone! The team behind Neverwinter has announced that their new Module coming soon will make it easier for small guilds to progress their strongholds giving us a fighting shot of actually upgrading our guild hall. For the past year a few of us have been dumping every ounce of resource into the guild hall trying to build the farm. With this new patch there will be temporary facilities and ways to convert one resource for another making it much easier to progress the guild hall when running as a small guild.

If you didn't know GSCH was in Neverwinter on PS4, you known now and you should come join us :D. There's only a handful of us playing and most of us are ships in the night, but we are actively working towards upgrading the guild hall and unlocking some nice features for our humble little guild. Add Foghladha to your PSN Friends List and ask for an invite. We'd love to get more involved.

Skyforge Formed

So I decided to give Skyforge on PS4 a chance and see how it compares to the original PC release. All I can say is wow has it changed. I hardly recognize it. I'm still not certain if it was for the better or not as I'm still in the process of learning. We do however have a Pantheon setup as GSCH and we're currently rank 3, working our way to 20. We have room for about 10 more players at the moment until we hit rank 4. Each rank allows us 5 more members.

Add Foghladha to your PSN Friends List and I'll shoot you an invite. You can also find us as GSCH in the Guild Finder. We currently have 3 who are quite active at various times and you get bonuses for being in a Pantheon.

Coming Soon


This past month Bluehole announced that it would be bringing Tera to PS4 this summer and we have plans to give it a try. If you'd like to be involved be sure to connect with Foghladha and we can brainstorm some plans.

Orcs Must Die! Unchained

As my Daughter and I will be making a regular appearance in this one I will be opening up GSCH for all who wish to join us. Work has it that the PS4 version is coming in the next few months. This will be a great time to get involved and try out their new PvP mode.

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Gaiscioch Magazine News

Issue 13
History Reimagined In Production

Gaiscioch Magazine rolled over it's 3 year mark with a huge force of momentum. Issue 13 has quite the lineup of interviews coming. In issue 13 we will have a huge feature about Morrowind, the Elder Scrolls Online expansion coming this June. We will also have interviews from The Hive Leader and from our friends over at Sinister Swarm. Be sure to stay tuned for more.

Straight to Site Format

Our magazine is transitioning to the digital age. We are finding it's harder and harder to have our articles be relevant by the time the magazine ships. So to adjust the release schedule we've decided to publish the articles online first, and then compile all of the new articles in a printable magazine format which will be released on a quarterly schedule complete with a few special sections only available inside the full magazine version. This will help keep us fresh and relevant and help drive traffic towards our magazines.

Getting AMPed for an Accelerated Mobile Experience

Anyone that works with websites that deal with content has probably run across the term AMP before. Years ago RSS was all the craze and everyone needed one.  Now with Mobile devices becoming the majority of traffic, AMP or Accelerated Mobile Pages has become an instrumental part of any content drive site. These pages use their own markup language based off html.  

Mumbo jumbo ping boop ding what the hell are you saying man! I'm saying that Gaiscioch Magazine has been upgraded to support AMP pages making your Mobile browsing experience as fast as possible. This should also get us front and center on Google allowing us a much larger market share on gaming news.

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

Gaiscioch Livestream News

Side Quests Gets A New Name

After nearly 3 years, Foghladha's Side Quests is going to be rebranded and renamed. This is largely because the side quest lineup is entirely focused on PS4 games at the moment and also focused on the main story lines without the side quests.

The naming originally was "Fog's Side Quests" as in the things I do when I'm not playing MMOs, however to the public audience the name was out of place. So to make it more inline with the focus of the show Side Quests is becoming Playstation Adventures.

All of the First Looks, Reviews, Previews, and PC Let's Play sessions will be rolled into Gaiscioch Presents. We hope with the new name, we can draw in more viewers and introduce people to many of the popular titles that make the Playstation and awesome console to play.

Twitch Streamers Unite!

If you're a twitch streamer or even a registered Twitch user, we ask that you add TheGaisciochFamily to your autohost list. If you would like to be added to our autohost list reach out and talk to Foghladha. We're looking to grow our list and autohost some more of our members. Additionally be sure to stream to the "Gaiscioch" community. This groups all of our streamers together so that people can find us easily. As one of us grows we'll all grow.

We are on the cusp of getting to the 1,000 mark and hope that as we grow our channel we can help grow yours. I will also be adding a Twitch link onto everyone's profiles and also look at adding a live check to see if your channel is live to help notify people viewing our site that you're currently streaming.  

May Episode Linup:

Slan Go Foill!
(Goodbye For Now)

Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
Taoiseach de na Griobhta Glas