Gaiscioch Community Notes Issue 7, 2017

Cead Mile Failte!

Happy Birthday America! As we near another 4th of July, I remind you all to play it safe. Never utter the words "Hold my beer" and certainly don't video tape yourself doing something awesome right after saying, "Watch this". This is a time of year for celebrations and I hope that you all can do so without losing a limb or eye or find yourself with a new burn.

That fun stuff aside, this month our notes will be a bit shorter than usual as it's been absolute madness on my end and quite honestly, I wrote these yesterday at lunch and have been going non-stop all month trying to get the new Magazine Manager tool done for our magteam, the new Patreon setup and Issue 13 of Gaiscioch Magazine ready to go. All that on top of my full time job and having my daughter come to visit. So let's dive in.


Get Involved

Gaiscioch Family News

Extra-Life 2017 Plans

Just a reminder we're getting setup to have one heck of an epic year with Extra-Life. Be sure to head over to to get connected. You can register or login for the Extra Life event using your Gaiscioch Passport (Gaiscioch Magazine & Community Events Login). Festivities begin Nov 4-5th and we'll be giving away games this year to viewers and participants. Don't miss this opportunity to help raise money for the Children's Miracle Network and be part of a really fun gaming marathon.

Gaiscioch Magazine Issue 13

We've hit a slight delay and the issue should be shipping mid July. Stay tuned for more. We do have 3 awesome interviews from an Artist, Lore writer and the Creative Director of Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind. Be sure to subscribe at for notification when the issue is live.

Magazine Team Meeting / Training

On Saturday July 1st at 2PM PT we will be holding a Magazine Team Livestream walkthrough of the new Magazine Dashboard to begin widespread use of the new tool which should help streamline and track the process.

If you are interested in joining the magazine team please go to:

Be sure to log into your account first. We are always looking for artists, writers, and people who can correct my terible spelling and badder grammar. If you have OCD or taught english, we want you! :D. Or if you just want to write something awesome we'll be happy to publish you.

Gaiscioch Launches Patreon Account

Last year, I quietly began accepting support from member to help keep our site and community online. We had a few members help us cover the costs and even gave us enough to get some new patches ordered and purchase some software I had been eyeing to help us make better videos.

Since then, I have unfortunately lost the side job of 14 years that allowed me fund Gaiscioch. So I am faced with 2 options. Look for another side contract that will take me away from the community a bit more, or see if we might be able offset the deficit with contributions from members of the community. After talking with a few community members, they encouraged me to set up a Patreon account and see what we can offset from there. I like the idea of offering reward tiers for contributions so this was a nice platform to make everything official. There is even an option to get print editions of the magazine for those who choose to go to that level.

That said, I do not want to ask you all to fund Gaiscioch. That's not what this is about. I merely want to let you know that if you want to, I won't say no anymore. I'd rather spend my time building cool things for Gaiscioch and running events, than spend my time building things for some other website. I don't expect anyone to do this and that's ok. I am overjoyed that anyone would consider it. Apparently there's a few of you that want to help and I need to swallow my pride and accept it. I can't do it alone anymore. I will make a promise that anything that comes in for Gaiscioch, whether on Patreon, through PayPal, or through our Livestream earnings will be 100% devoted to taxes or the community.

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Upcoming 2017 Meetups

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.

Learn more 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.

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.

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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.

  » Dreaz   » Junior   » Zoewii

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.

  » Aya   » Intp   » Knox   » Lilacsky   » Loreleaf   » MrSoozie   » Seaturtle   » ShredFlex   » Syl   » TheProxy   » Whoflung

Gaiscioch By The Numbers

Group Active
Guild Wars 2 279
RIFT 201
Elder Scrolls Online 234
Social Adventures 103
Total 636
Group Total
Subscribers 4,968
Readers 26,725
Views 255,557
Media Total
Twitch 625
YouTube 461
Twitter 813

Guild Wars 2 News

WvW Got A Facelift

Over the course of the month the new WvW Feature Pack went live bringing all kinds of new rewards to the battlefield. You can now earn pips towards reward chests each week based on various activities. If you haven't checked out WvW recently, be sure to give it a look. There's a whole lot of us running around out there every day right now. Don't miss your opportunity to score some pretty sweet loot including a new legendary backpack. Read more about the feature pack at:

Great Tyrian Adventure Team Meeting

On Wednesday July 12th at 5PM PT we will be having a Great Tyrian Adventure team meeting in Guild Wars 2. We will be finalizing plans, passing the final parts of the legendaries to the crafters making them and lay the final plans. We're running tight on time and need to kick out the promotional information soon. Please do your best to be there.

Please Welcome Our Newest Members

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

  » Curby []   » DunkChunkerton [nousakan.2497]   » Flyte [Teleus.4621]   » Harland [Vanderzee.4521]   » Seaturtle [Seaturtlerjc.8146]   » TheProxy [ProxyGamer.9027]   » Vaelushyn []   » Vilarc [vilarc.2056]   » Weasel [Kii.2675]   » Whoflung [Whoflung.7240]

Guild Wars 2 Events at a Glance

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Top Guild Wars 2 News For June, 2017

  1. Guild Wars 2 - AFK Farmers & You
  2. PSA: Don’t get phished in Guild Wars 2
    Massively Overpowered
  3. Guild Wars 2 - PvP Updates Finally Arrive
  4. Guild Wars 2 signs on Wizards of the Coast dev as narrative designer
    Massively Overpowered
  5. Guild Wars 2 - Changes to WvW Skirmishing and Rewards Systems Detailed
  6. Guild Wars 2 Outlines PvP Plans for June
  7. Guild Wars 2 - Exclusive Interview About the WvW Skirmish Changes and Rewards
  8. Here’s how ArenaNet is improving Guild Wars 2’s WvW
    Massively Overpowered
  9. Guild Wars 2 - All Aboard the WvW Hype Train!
  10. Guild Wars 2’s WvW update and the first chunk of the ‘Competitive Feature Pack’ are live
    Massively Overpowered


Rift Adventures Livestream July Schedule

Join me Mondays at 6PM PT for the Rift Adventure livestream for your chance to win a Tusker Mount and some other fun prizes. As a Trion Creator they provide me with fun toys to give away and i've been passing them out like candy each week. Either join me in game or watch the stream at for your chance to win. Here's our upcoming lineup:

  • 7/3 @ 6PM PT: Open World Raid Bosses
  • 7/10 @ 6PM PT: Zone Invasions
  • 7/17 @ 6PM PT: Intrepid Adventures
  • 7/24 @ 6PM PT: Hunt Rifts
  • 7/31 @ 6PM PT: Nightmare Rifting

Learn more at:

Rift 4.2 - Celestial Storm Arrives July 19th

In addition to Prophecy of Ahnket going free for all forever, here are the key highlights, which they'll present in more depth in blogs and livestreams as we march toward launch:

  • Vostigar Peaks, a new overland zone with new questlines and several fascinating points of interest.
  • Tartaric Depths Normal Mode
  • New Raid Rifts
  • New Instant Adventure
  • New creatures
  • Four new Primalist Souls, free to anyone who already owns the Primalist Calling. The Ascended Essentials Pack is a great way to gain ALL the souls!
    • Mystic
    • Farseer
    • Predator
    • Primal Lord


Read the full announcement at:

Please Welcome Our Newest Members

Please welcome our newest members to our RIFT family.

  » Apps   » BDigits   » Emdeen   » Kaiomi   » Keep   » Kib   » LD   » Neinna   » Ruuise95   » Saturn   » Scrappi   » Syl

RIFT Events at a Glance

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Top RIFT News For June, 2017

  1. SWEET SUMMER SALE: Essentials Pack 50% Off!
  2. Rift Update 4.1 Hotfix #14
  3. Dimension Bonus Weekend!
  4. RIFT CREATORSTREAM: akaFayme Fri, June 2, 11:30 AM PDT
  6. Through a Game Junkie’s Eyes: The Discovery of RIFT
  7. RIFTSTREAM June 9: Primal Urges
  9. RIFT WEDDING: Special Livestream June 9, 3:30 PM PDT!
  10. Rift Update 4.1 Hotfix #12

Elder Scrolls Online News

Zenimax Knocks it Out of the Park

Holy hell Morrowind is good. I got hands on with Morrowind on the PS4  thanks to a early access review key from Zenimax and have to say it brings back so many wonderful memories of TES III. This expansion has really raised the bar for Elder Scrolls Online. This is a living testament that even when things go terribly wrong out the gate, the game isn't done until the devs quit. ESO has made a wonderful transition from the game it was to the epic game it is now. Be sure to check out Morrowind when you get the chance you won't be disappointed.

Issue 13 Features Massive Elder Scrolls Section

In our next issue, we will have 3 interviews from developers along with a journey through the Elder Scrolls Series courtesy of Jairone. Be sure to check it out. These interviews are phenomenal and give so much insight into the development process behind the recreation of Morrowind.

Please Welcome Our Newest Members

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

  » IgneousLion [@navenrc]   » Mazher [@Mazher]   » MiderBlades [@Mider.Bladesinger]   » Robotgopher [@Lonewanderer108]   » Salithrin [@Saljay]   » ShredFlex [@Shred_Flex]   » Smerch []   » Stevenrobinson [@stevenrobinson87]   » Zaccooper []

Elder Scrolls Online Events at a Glance

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Top Elder Scrolls Online News For June, 2017

  1. Tamriel Infinium: Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind is the MMO you want and don’t want
    Massively Overpowered
  2. Go behind the development process of The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind
  3. Elder Scrolls Online offers newbie tips ahead of tomorrow’s Morrowind launch
    Massively Overpowered
  4. Elder Scrolls Online - A Look at Horns of the Reach and Clockwork City DLC
  5. Tamriel Infinium: A life lesson in Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind
    Massively Overpowered
  6. Elder Scrolls Online suspends hundreds of accounts over skill exploit
    Massively Overpowered
  7. Elder Scrolls Online - Morrowind - War Bears IRL
  8. The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind has a new trailer, and it’s all about bears
    Massively Overpowered
  9. Out This Week: The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, WipEout Omega Collection, DiRT 4
  10. Elder Scrolls Online - Vivec Needs You, Mortal - Our Morrowind Review

Social Adventures News

Neverwinter PS4 Growing

For those of you who are braving Neverwinter on PS4 be sure to connect with Foghladha, Radiologikal, Ckemical or Sekkerhund for an invite into the Neverwinter PS4 GSCH guild. We've been working our way toward upgrading our guild hall and now have 4 of us at level 70. One more and we have a full raid group for epic dungeons. Feel free to join up on the social adventures page at:

Fortnite Coming Soon

This month Fortnite launches and with it I will likely be gathering some Gaiscioch to play this rather entertaining game from the Epic Games studio. It's the best parts of Orcs Must Die! Combined with an MMORPG. This game takes base defence to a whole new level. If you're interested in playing on either PS4 or PC check it out at:




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Gaiscioch Magazine News

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Gaiscioch Livestream News

July Livestream Lineup

Mondays @ 6PM PT - RIFT
Gaiscioch Rift Adventures

Gaiscioch is proud to announce it's inclusion in the Trion Worlds Content Creators program. With our birth into the merry band of streamers, writers, video makers, and entertainers, we hope that we can bring a useful service to the RIFT community.

Our recent success with the relaunch of the Annual Telara Saga has left us, and our audience begging for more. We've decided that for our first season of the Rift Adventures we'd take a casual stroll through all of the content RIFT has to offer. Get involved at: for your chance to win one of many prizes.

Tuesdays @ 6PM PT - Guild Wars 2
The Siege War of Sanctum of Rall

This weekly look at the siege warfare landscape allows us to show life from our perspective in all tiers. As we change our ally we change our battlefield. Each week featuring new opponents, each quarter featuring new allies. Join us in game or on twitch for some glorious Guild Wars 2 warfare. Learn more about the Siege War livestream at:

Saturdays @ 11AM PT - Elder Scrolls Online
The Siege War of Sotha Sil

The name has changed, but Sotha Sil is still the same ol Azura's Star. In this 30-day campaign champion points have been deactivated making it the fairest playing field for new players to get in and learn AvA. Join us for our weekly romp in AvA or simply tune in to catch some of the action. Learn more about the Siege War livestream at:

Weekdays @ 3PM PT - PlayStation 4
Foghladha's PlayStation Adventures

The PlayStation Adventures pick up where Side Quests left off. Our current lineup includes Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, and Dreamfall Chapters. We are actively taking votes for games you'd like to see next so if you'd like to cast your vote head over to: and cast your vote using your Gaiscioch Passport.

July Episode Linup:

Slan Go Foill!
(Goodbye For Now)

Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
Taoiseach de na Griobhta Glas