Gaiscioch Community Notes Issue 6, 2018


Cead Mile Failte!

Summer is sneaking up on us quick! This spring and summer we've seen a slew of new games and blockbuster movies that are sure to distract us. This month we also get to see some new games announced. E3 hits the second week of June and it has a lot of big name games waiting to be announced. If even part of the leaks are true we're looking at a pretty amazing year at E3. I plan on covering the show directly on the Gaiscioch Magazine site, so feel free to tune in for anything you may have missed.

It's time to start considering the Great Tyrian Adventure battleplan. I will be scheduling a meeting in June to rally the troops and start discussing our plans. If you would like to play a part in this public community event series hosted by our community be sure to get in touch with me and type "+rank PCE" in discord.  The Great Tyrian Adventure is planned to kick off in October. We will need to find 5 people who can craft Legendary items (have world completion) for the grand prize pool. We will also be collecting Exotic Weapons and Boxes of Exotic Armor for Prizes. I'm thinking of putting together a team of crafters that can turn materials I send into armor sets based on the current meta. As always weapon / armor skins (gold) are highly sought after and make great donations.


Get Involved

Gaiscioch Family News

E3 2018 Coverage

I will be doing my best to cover the various press conferences and provide summary recaps for each of the major E3 events. Feel free to join me in Discord as we watch the streams and discuss what has you excited. If anyone wants to write an article about something they see or are excited about, let me know.  I'd love to have support in covering E3. All articles will be posted at:

Please Welcome Back Berga and Tybor to the Eldership Team

Many long time members will remember Tybor and Berga as two very friendly elders who were always around for fun conversation and assistance.

Berga is currently sitting in RIFT as the active Guild Leader while I pop in for management purposes. She held onto our guild and kept it alive during our time away between Storm Legion and Starfall Prophecies. She returned to the fold and resumed her role in helping keep Rift alive.

Tybor joins us for the ESO side of the community to help the growing ESO community. He originally became an elder several years ago and had to step away for a little while. We are happy to have him back.

Recognizing our Laoch and Warlords

This past month, I finally did something I've been wanting to do for a long time. I have begun sending members that have earned the Laoch rank a little something in the mail to say thank you. It's been something I've talked about doing for a while but never had the finances to make it happen. Fortunately, our Patreons helped with that front and I've allocated some funds to go towards recognizing the men and women who have managed to earn the highest rank in the community.

In addition, all Laoch's will now sport the Baby Blue role color in Discord. We have also given a special Discord rank to the Warlords who will appear as an Orange color now. This should help newer members locate the event leaders in the community.

Additionally we will begin welcoming all Laoch members to our quarterly Eldership meetings to help share their ideas and play a part in the planning of our community.

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.

  • P. McCabe
  • D. Casey
  • D. Pope
  • S. Starkey
  • B. Chouinard
  • R. Reynolds
  • T. Reed
  • A. Smith
  • M. "Singing Smitty" Smith
  • M. Bukraba
  • Void
  • R. Livernois
  • H. Townsend
  • L. Knudsen
  • K. Riseling
  • Rhynor
  • K. Frankovitch
  • G. Godwin
  • V. Hamilton
  • R. Gale
  • Whoflung
  • E. Fulham
  • J. Boucher-Zamzo
  • Lorax
  • K. Burns
  • Zoewii
  • S. DeRouen
  • R. Mayer
  • C. Bradley
  • D. W Rush
  • B. Terrell
  • J. Buczek
  • E. Matthews

If you would like to get involved, please visit:

Additionally you can provide one time donations 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.

  » Winterlight

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.

  » Faded   » FSR

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.

  » Bryen   » Geisthund   » toonces

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.

  » Caius   » Demascas   » Gribbix   » HelloChewbacca   » Immirael   » Kelinash   » Robert   » Snowman   » ViciousGnome

Gaiscioch By The Numbers

Group Active
Guild Wars 2 301
Elder Scrolls Online 257
Warhammer Online 60
Social Adventures 171
Total 615
Group Total
Subscribers 5,318
Readers 38,171
Views 906,781
Media Total
Twitch 840
YouTube 532
Twitter 904

Chapter 4:
Guild Wars 2

ClubGaiscioch is Back!

Remember those late night events set to trance and epic music? I'm bringing those back. For the past month I've given them a trial run to great success. I'm going to be crankin up the beats every Saturday at 11PM PT in this Oceanic Prime WvW fest. Come join us in Discord and feel free to Mute the Gaiscioch DJ if trance and epic music isn't your thing.

Please Welcome Our Newest Members

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

  » EDD [Arow Strike.8321]   » Envelar [Maguz.2914]   » KarlKael [karlkael.1786]   » KingAsuna [KingAsuna.9315]   » Leogoth [Leogoth.5791]   » Lini [Lini.2698]

Guild Wars 2 Events at a Glance

All Times Pacific








Top Guild Wars 2 News For May, 2018

  1. Guild Wars 2 - Is It Time to Kill the Commander?
  2. Guild Wars 2 tournament needs players to sign up and donate
    Massively Overpowered
  3. Guild Wars 2 players sponsor $2000 PvP tournament, ban Chronomancer spec
    Massively Overpowered
  4. Guild Wars 2 - Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Forthcoming News About Underwater Skills Changes
  5. Guild Wars 2’s balance update arrives next week – with ‘underwater combat’ revamp
    Massively Overpowered
  6. Guild Wars 2 Teases Underwater Skill Changes
  7. The Tyrian Chronicle: Guild Wars 2 Underwater Combat Revamp
  8. Guild Wars 2’s Deadeye is taking another shot from stealth
    Massively Overpowered
  9. Guild Wars 2 - How Heart of Thorns Failed & Path of Fire Succeeded
  10. Deadeye Revamps Outlined by Guild Wars 2

Legacy Chapter 5:
Elder Scrolls Online

Summerset is Live!

The latest expansion is finally here and with it comes quite a beautiful landscape. We haven't seen the island of Summerset since the original Elder Scrolls game called Arena. Here are some of the feature highlights:

  • A new zone to explore: Summerset
  • An epic new story featuring new and returning characters such as Razum-dar
  • The Psijic Order guild & Skill Line
  • A new crafting system: Jewelry Crafting
  • A new 12-player Trial: Cloudrest
  • New item sets, collectibles, and styles

In addition this expansion came with Update 18 which featured:

  • Crown Store Gifting & Daily Rewards
  • PvP additions & Combat changes
  • Battlegrounds moving to base game
  • Morrowind zone, content, & Warden class moving to Crown Store

Chronicles of Tamriel Wrapup

I want to take a moment to thank everyone who came out for the Chronicles of Tamriel. It went over very well and I am planning to have Chapter 2 kick off in January 2019. If you would like to help make that happen feel free to start sending in Motifs and other items worth more than 1000 gold. We will need a few top prizes as well so if anyone has a 1+ million gold item they want to donate feel free to send it to @Foley and I'll award you donation credit. Overall 64 people claimed participation in at least 1 event with 111 registered. I think next chapter we will likely grow to more than 64 and we've got a good starting point to attract an audience. Be sure to head over to and check to make sure your prizes are claimed.

Please Welcome Our Newest Members

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

  » Blackhawk82 [Blackhawk82]   » Cate [@zenwen]   » Endor [@Endorknight]   » Gizmo [@Stormscoming]   » Helix [@bioxhelix]   » HelloChewbacca [@HelloChewbacca]   » Jellyfish []   » Kittysong [@Kittysong]   » Leogoth []   » Wolfclanwolfman []   » Wolfegang [@WolfegangtheSly]

Elder Scrolls Online Events at a Glance

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Top Elder Scrolls Online News For May, 2018

  1. Elder Scrolls Online rolls out special Twitch drops and crates
    Massively Overpowered
  2. Elder Scrolls Online - Summerset - Beta First Impressions - TheHiveLeader
  3. Elder Scrolls Online players are salty about cash-shop and lockbox mounts
    Massively Overpowered
  4. The Elder Scrolls Online Spotlights the Psijic Order
  5. Elder Scrolls Online - Further Thoughts on Summerset
  6. Explore the Psijic Order of The Elder Scrolls Online
    Massively Overpowered
  7. Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset – Join The Psijic Order
  8. Elder Scrolls Online will make you a master of time itself
    Massively Overpowered
  9. Elder Scrolls Online - The Allure of Elder Scrolls Online?s Never Ending Journey
  10. Tamriel Infinium: Deep-diving the mechanics of Elder Scrolls Online Summerset’s Psijic Order skill line
    Massively Overpowered

Historical Chapter 3:

Please Welcome Our Newest Members

Please welcome our newest members to our RIFT family.

  » Devilsangel   » Envelar   » Leogoth   » Wolfclanwolfman

RIFT Events at a Glance

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Top RIFT News For May, 2018

  1. Site Update: Rift Patch Calendar & GW2 Resources!
    Ghar Station
  2. OFFICIAL: Testing new LFR functionality
    RIFT Forums
  3. Rift Datamining – April Report! (spoilers abound!)
    Ghar Station
  4. RIFTstream 05/04: Dev Roundup
    RIFT Forums
  5. Rift Livestream Summary – May 4th, 2018
    Ghar Station
  6. Rift Update 4.4 Hotfix #11
  7. Rift Datamining – May 16, 2018 Live/Prime patch
    Ghar Station
  8. RIFTstream 05/18: Soul Patch Q&A!
    RIFT Forums
  9. Rift Update 4.4 Hotfix #13
  10. Guild Wars 2 – May 22 Patch Datamining Report
    Ghar Station

Historical Chapter 2:
Warhammer Online

Warhammer Online Continues to Forge Ahead

While the last login timers on the site show 64 accounts currently playing, those are just the registered members. Our community is a few members away from 400 characters in the roster and most nights I'm finding 10-18 players online. We are continuing to rotate between epic T1 and T4 nights on Fridays at 6PM PT and Mairead and Geisthund are leading a PvE event on Wednesdays at 6PM PT.

Looking for Warhammer Online Event Leaders

We can recruit all the people in the world, but without party planners turn over will continue to be a problem. We need a healthy dose of event leaders to entertain the masses. I would like to find a player who can helm our T4 activities on a more frequent basis and at least 1 more that can focus on Tier 1. Our 3 Commander team can help secure new members in Tier 1 and train them up for Tier 4. The key is finding a player that can lead with a Gaiscioch style. Keep your eye on the leaders you see out there and make note of their names. I'd like to go hunting for a unguilded commander that we see leading troops successfully and with kindness. If anyone would like to start leading from within our ranks please come see me. I would be happy to help you get started.

Please Welcome Our Newest Members

Please welcome our newest members to our Warhammer Online family.

  » Buddie   » TADraeseke   » Whyithurts   » Zouldat

Warhammer Online Events at a Glance

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Social Adventures News

Gaiscioch Forming up in Bless Online

On May 30th, Bless Online enters early access and several Gaiscioch members are giving it a try. We will be playing on the Hieron faction of the North American shard. Guilds in Bless Online begin at 10 slots and grow up to 120 slots at max level. Until we have 50 slots open we will restrict membership to 1 character each person. Once we have more than 50 slots open we will allow a second character to join the fold.

We will be holding weekly livestreams on Sundays at 11AM PT exploring content and hunting down the biggest monsters we can find. We will try to keep all our levels similar each week so that we can venture into different areas together without being overleveled.

The Details


  • Murabi (Hieron Faction) - Primary Focus
  • Gagato (Union Faction)


  • Type: "+rank Bless" to unlock Bless Channels

What is Bless Online?

Bless Online began development in 2008 as a new MMORPG focused on a giant siege war between the Hieron and Union factions. Much like Warhammer Online, it pits the 2 factions against each other in a giant PvP warzone. While siege warfare and PvP take center stage in Bless, there is also a great deal of PvE content including raiding, questing, crafting, and monster hunting. You can even tame almost every creature in the game totaling 660 creatures at launch. You can purchase potions from merchants that prevent you from being flagged PvP while questing in high level zones for in game currency for those that really want to finish that quest without being ganked. Still curious check out our streams on Sundays at 11AM PT at: and

Gaiscioch becomes a Bless Emissary

Neowiz has decided to make us one of their official emissaries. What this means is when we stream we will take center stage on the Bless homepage and will have our channel autohosted off theirs when available. We will have a large audience of people watching so this gives us the perfect opportunity to introduce people to the Gaiscioch Life.

Why the Gaiscioch Name?

As we've been named a Bless Emissary for our magazine and livestreams we felt it was important that our guild matched our name they were promoting. Otherwise people would be confused. While Bless carries the Bless name it is for publicity of the community only and is not meant to be a chapter or even be eligible for chapter status. With a 120 character limit, our Bless community will be designed to be small and recreational. Anyone looking for a more full time experience should look into joining a full time community. As a Social Adventure you can be in any game guild and still be a part of our events and community.




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Gaiscioch Magazine News

Gaiscioch Magazine Website Under Construction

June is the month I planned to start the revamp of the Gaiscioch Magazine site to prepare for Issue 16's phased launch. Our new style of publishing will launch new issue cover stories every 3 months and will expand the content of that "issue" over the course of 3 months. The Table of Contents will grow as we move forward. We've put together an agenda for each issue that we will do our best to follow and fill the needs. Instead of the old method of browsing our site, we've decided to move to a more streamlined approach. Our new primary content sections will be:

  • Magazine
    • Features
    • Previews
    • Reviews
    • Guides
    • Fiction
    • Life & Community
  • Games
    • A-Z Game Directory featuring news, articles, and livestreams
  • Livestreams
  • Event Calendar
  • News

This new format should make it a lot easier to find the content you're looking for and we will be 100% building the site to be Mobile first in design. We will also be converting it over to SSL finally and increasing the security across the board.

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

Gaiscioch Livestream News

The Road to 1,000

It's been a long road but we can finally see the goal we set forth so many years ago. Sure, others probably obtained this in a few months, and we surely aren't doing it right. But we've had a hell of a fun time getting here. We're sitting at 860 Twitch Followers after 4 years of streaming! Yeah yeah I know we introduced Samethyst to streaming 2 years ago and she's at 2,874 and our very own Dreamtrip whose wracked up 4,058 followers in about half the time we've been streaming. But really it's about the journey. We never set out to be a big name streamer. We wanted to provide honest content and interesting shows for our audiences and while others have a lot more success than us, I can't say I haven't had fun doing it.

One of the key factors I hear is the main reason why we don't have a bazzillion followers is because I don't use a camera. That's largely because I never got my studio setup when I moved into my new house. The new place is a bit more cramped than the old place so I'm still figuring out how to arrange things so I can get the ol’ green screen setup. But I'll make this promise to you guys. Once we hit 1,000 followers, I'm going to host a stream in true Foghladha fashion. It's been a long road but it's been worth it. I'm certain we will see 1,000 by the end of summer and look forward to doubling that over the next 10 years :D.

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Support Other Gaiscioch Streamers!

If you have a Twitch account be sure to follow our other Gaiscioch streamers. We have a community that I'd like to see as many people as we can subscribe to at: This community is more important than our own channel as all of our Gaiscioch Members can stream to this community. They just need to add "Gaiscioch" to their "Communities" list. I encourage anyone who's streaming to also type "+rank Livestreams" and stream to our community. I am going to start putting together a list of Gaiscioch streamers so I can help promote their channels as well. It would be great to band together and one day form a team :D.

PlayStation Adventures

Adventures in Bless

Join us most Sundays at 11AM PT for Adventures in Bless Online as we group up and go fight as many epic bosses as we can find. As we progress through the ranks we will begin sieging castles and taking on end game content. Here's the tentative lineup and level requirements:

  • 6/3: Level 15 Content
  • 6/10: Level 20 Content
  • 6/17: Level 25 Content
  • 6/24: Level 30 Content

It is important that all Bless Online players do your best to group up with other Guild Members while hunting. The only way we can currently earn Guild Exp is by grouping up with 2+ members for Hunts and Dungeons. Our guild size is tremendously limited out the gate so we NEED to progress the guild to make room for additional players. Each rank gives us 10 more people.

June Episode Linup:

Slan Go Foill!
(Goodbye For Now)

Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
Taoiseach de na Griobhta Glas