Cead Mile Failte!
Seems we blinked an eye and the summer flew by. Here comes September, the month filled with gaming goodness. We just saw some massive announcements at Gamescom in Germany including the Dragon Age inspired, celtic mythology themed title "The Waylanders". We also saw a wealth of new cooperative game announcements including Breach and Torchlight Frontiers. Lastly we got a look at New World by Amazon Game studios which sadly is touting full loot PvP as one of their major selling points. This month we kick it off with PAX West which should have another wealth of information. Regardless let's get ready for some fun times in the gamerverse.
Gaiscioch Family News
Extra Life 2018 Schedule of Events
We're just a couple months off and I just added another 100 games to the prize vault through Humble Bundle, Fanatical, and Green Man Gaming. Our calendar is almost set and we have a wealth of titles ranging from "Games to keep an eye on" to "Games we know and love". Festivities kick off on Friday November 2nd at 10AM and roll throughout the weekend until Sunday at 8PM PT where we will be holding the raffle.
This year i've decided to give codes for each event and hold the raffles at the end of the series rather than after each segment freeing up more time for playing or watching games.
Here's This years schedule so far.
All TImes Pacific. See the updated schedule anytime at: https://extralife.gaiscioch.com/about/schedule.html
Now the other side of the Extra Life Charity Event is the fundraising for the Children's Miracle Network. This year we're targeting $5,000 and with every $250 we raise, a bonus raffle will be added to the prize pile. For every $1000 we earn, an additional Gold Prize (Valued between $15-30) will be added and for every $2500 we earn, we'll be adding a Platinum Prize (Valued over $30). If you would like to sign up to help raise money you can go to http://gsch.info/extralife-register and be sure to add your participant id to your Gaiscioch.com charity tab. This allows us to award you contribution points for your earnings :).
Gaiscioch Magazine Team Meeting
Anyone interested in writing some short articles for Gaiscioch Magazine is encouraged to attend September 15th at 3PM PT. This is your chance to help support the community and be a part of the evolution of our magazine. Earn scholar points for every article you write. Yes, editors we need you too :D.
If you enjoy writing and gaming this is your opportunity to go behind the scenes in game development, get press pass credentials, build a portfolio, and occasionally get early access and complimentary copies of games.
Thank You August 2019 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: https://gsch.info/patreon
Additionally you can provide one time donations at https://paypal.me/foghladha
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.
Please Welcome Our Newest Members
Gaiscioch By The Numbers
Happy 6th Birthday Guild Wars 2 Chapter!
I know, I know technically it's over 7 years for us but this month marks the official launch anniversary. Our time in "knitting club" doesn't count. Check out all the good things in game for the 6th year gifts. Its amazing to think that we've spent more time in Guild Wars 2 than any other title in the past and we continue to grow and provide entertainment to the masses even 6 years later. Roger was right, Guild Wars 2 is a great home for Gaiscioch and I look forward to seeing where this road leads in the future.
With changes to how WvW works on the horizon a new expansion likely to be announced in the coming year and more living story content constantly being integrated into the game there's no shortage of adventure.
With all the shines out there to distract, Guild Wars 2 continues to drive on and keep us coming back to play. Hats off to all of you folk who make this game home.
Great Tyrian Adventure Pushed Back
Unfortunately we haven't met our goals for where we need to be to get this going in time for our October date. We needed to be ready to go by Sept 1 so we could start the Marketing engine behind it and we’re nowhere near ready. Last meeting we only had 2 people show up, one being myself. I simply can't pull this off with numbers like that.
So I'm going to push it back until we complete the 3 legendaries to line the prize pool and get us started on our quest. Once we have completed them we will slot the 5 week event and get things scheduled. Until then we will continue building the prize vault preparing for the imminent arrival of our next adventure. I figure if I post a Community Quest in each newsletter we might be able to hit our goals and get this thing off the ground.
The sooner we complete these, the sooner we can get the next adventure scheduled and ready to go.
Our humble home, the Sanctum of Rall returns to the server lineup this week as a Host server for the first time since the new paired server system. We have gained a lot of interesting people on our server and now have the population to fight among the best in Guild Wars 2. Now begins our climb from the bottom to the top as we start the final chapter in the Sanctum of Rall history. Let's make this journey a memorable one.
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I wanted to try changing the time slot for Saturday AvA to see how attendance changes. We will be taking on Dolmans, Delves, Resources and Outposts in this weekly adventure. Come get some experience and enjoy some causal friendly siege warfare. While this event will not remain after September on Saturday, if people are interested I may move it to Fridays in October.
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Join us Thursdays at 6PM PT for tier 4 RvR. We will be organizing the public militia alongside our alliance premades. Come get some experience and renown as we claim keeps for the bonuses. Our Alliance levels the playing field allowing us to do what we do best with the confidence of a premade composition group or two backing us up.
Our new alliance is highly active and runs events daily. Be sure to join the High Ground discord server and say hi. Also type ".rank Gaiscioch" in the Alliance Discord to unlock special alliance only channels. They run a wealth of PvE and RvR events every week.
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In the next few months the World of Gloria Victis is gonna change. Siege weapons are making their appearance soon. We have weekly raids every Sunday at 11AM PT and welcome all levels to join us. In the past couple weeks we've captured castles and even begun holding our own against some of the toughest foes in the realm.
In what will likely be a new Social Adventure, the evolution of the classic Human Head Studios Rune makes its way into Steam Early Access on September 19th. I've had a chance to play it during the beta events and it is very much another survival light game like Gloria Victis except with a lot more PvE.
The emphasis is placed on combat rather than tree and rock fighting so you'll be able to gear up fast just by collecting loot off the dead. You can, of course, craft things if you like but you won’t be forced into hours of tree farming to create a weapon.
You'll find yourself and your warparty facing off with some massive creatures. I will be streaming it a few times at launch so if you'd like to check it out subscribe to our Twitch.tv channel.
A few of the Gaiscioch are being brought into the Conquerors Blade development server for a behind the scenes romp through their upcoming MMO. I have received word that we're allowed to stream some of the action and will be able to give you guys a first look at this unique upcoming MMO.
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Slan Go Foill!
(Goodbye For Now)
Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
Taoiseach de na Griobhta Glas