Márta 2017
(March)


Cead Mile Failte!

Aaaaaaaand we're off to the races! This past month has shown some significant growth in all three of our chapters. Elder Scrolls Online showing the most growth after the announcement of the Morrowind expansion. RIFT is closely on it's heels growing by about 10 members every week. Guild Wars 2 also saw some revitalization with our recent ventures into the Edge of the Mists and the Season 3 part 4 Living World hitting. Activity in the family is high and a lot of players are having a great time. So what's new and what's coming up in March?

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Gaiscioch Family News

Mentor System Live!

Over 2 years ago I announced that I was working on this little system. The initial design was to create a system that would help integrate new members into the community and ensure that they understand how our systems work and how to advance in the family.

First part was to create automatic tutorials that get sent to players after they receive promotions. Second part was to create a system where members can help players who are getting stuck in the system progress again. Through the mentorship console long time Gaiscioch members can take on mentoring people who have been in the family a while but are missing pieces of the picture for their next promotion. Already this has helped identify and assist several long time members that had never received a promotion even though they've been in the family for more than 5 years. As more mentors take on students and gain mentor ranks, the list of students needing assistance will shrink.

There are no rewards for being a mentor. Mentors choose to do this to help keep the community moving forward. This is a volunteer based role that anyone over the Siempin rank can participate in. You can learn more about the system at: http://www.gaiscioch.com/about/mentorship.html

Security PSA: Cloudflare Breached

I felt it was important to get this out there as we are a gaming community and this affects a lot of Gaming websites and services. A total of 4,287,625 websites & services may have been affected. To be safe Change Your Password. Make sure you set a unique password for each site. 

Some of the more noticeable sites/services that were affected are:

  • Discord
  • Curse
  • iFit
  • Uber
  • okCupid
  • 4chan
  • Patreon

See a long list of sites affected at:

Articles About the Leak:

NOTE: None of the Gaiscioch Sites are affected by this.

Updated Elder Team for Spring 2017

With the growth we're seeing and expansions on the horizon for Guild Wars 2, Elder Scrolls Online, and new content coming into RIFT March 1st, we've decided to strengthen our eldership team giving ourselves some off peak times elders on the field. Each team received some new elders and we've also brought on a few to help guide the family from a public view.

Please Welcome our new Elders.

  • Rhynor
  • Tip
  • SirHenryVale
  • Screenager
  • Mika
  • Eiahn
  • Nona

For a full list of our eldership team and a description of what the role of an elder is please see:
http://www.gaiscioch.com/about/leadership.html

Join Us at BetaCon PDX

If anyone is in the Portland, Oregon area, join us for BetaCon 2017, Portland's newest gaming convention. BetaCon is focused on the evolving technology of video games and looks to take the lead as a Gaming Technology conference. With companies like nVidia, INTEL, Microsoft, Apple, and Wacom calling Portland their R&D home, it's set up to be one of the major players in the gaming conference scene. Here's their description:

"BetaCon is on. Are you ready? We invite you to experience all kinds of games and technology with the gamer community this spring. We look forward to gathering in Portland to celebrate the vibrant Portland gaming culture and to spotlight the latest innovations in technology."

Foghladha and Don will be covering the conference for Gaiscioch Magazine so you can look forward to seeing some interviews, reviews, and snapshots from the floor of the conference. If people would like to meet up for drinks at a nearby pub that can be arranged!

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.

  » DC   » Tigallo

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.

  » Arsnocte   » Bharat

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.

  » Cattrya   » Jarren   » Jazzmyn   » Kalewynn   » Modabi

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.

  » Aeryenna   » Aranikis   » Casandress   » Castyn   » Eldritch   » Eluveittie   » Flugh   » Gilliebod   » Kaleesy   » Mordrin   » Oshzak   » Ryellie   » Sindarin   » Tompkins

Gaiscioch By The Numbers

Population
Group Active
Guild Wars 2 277
RIFT 210
Elder Scrolls Online 208
Social Adventures 98
Total 651
Magazine
Group Total
Subscribers 4,841
Readers 23,888
Views 225,559
Followers
Media Total
Twitch 578
YouTube 448
Twitter 731

Guild Wars 2 News

The Great Tyrian Adventure Season 4
Of Blood And Dragons

Coming May 4th, the Gaiscioch family will unleash mayhem on Tyria once again in a 10 week public community event series. We've put together a small team to help create 5 legendary weapons for this event. We're planning on breaking the event into 5 Chapters of 2 Weeks, each with their own chapter raffle.

  • Chapter 1: Of Frost and Steel
  • Chapter 2: Forged by Fire and Brimstone
  • Chapter 3: From the Depths of Angry Seas
  • Chapter 4: Of Dust and Sky
  • Chapter 5: Courage Imbued in Blood & Battle

We're going to need as much support as possible to pull this off. There are a few things that you can do to assist us.

Materials Desperately Needed:

  • Gold (Currency)
  • Glob of Ectoplasm
  • Ancient Bone
  • Vicious Claw
  • Pile of Crystalline Dust
  • Vicious Fang
  • Armored Scale
  • Elaborate Totem
  • Powerful Venom Sac
  • Vial of Powerful Blood
  • Destroyer Lodestones
  • Opal Orbs
  • Glacial Lodestones
  • Onyx Lodestones

Send donations to: Foghladha.2506

You can track our progress at: 
http://gsch.info/p/238657

Get a sneak peek at what's coming at:
http://www.greattyrianadventure.com/

Explore Edge of the Mists with Foghladha

For the remainder of this matchup (allied with SBI/ET) I will be moving the Siege War Livestream on Tuesday nights at 6PM PT to Edge of the Mists. I am finding it increasingly more difficult to find guilds to work with in WvW on SBI and it's completely overrun by trolls who will blow the cooldown timers on our upgrades just to smite our realm. I'd rather go somewhere where we all can enjoy our time until our matchup changes and we have a team to work with again. It also gives us a chance to get some of those Edge of the Mists achievements we haven't explored yet.

Please Welcome Our Newest Members

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

  » AD []   » Elijah [ElijahFitzroy.5762]   » Kavros [Kane Ironslate.2840]   » Mightythumpy []   » Oshzak [StatesideBeast.8302]   » Prufrock [atimelordsfury.1407]   » RRabzz []   » Shogii []   » Sugardoll []   » ThoriliusMaximus [Apocraphyx.6385]   » Toastpoint [fmbray.8653]

Guild Wars 2 Events at a Glance

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Top Guild Wars 2 News For February, 2017

  1. Guild Wars 2 - Before The Patch - Head of the Snake
    MMORPG.com
  2. NCSoft Q4 2016: Lineage Up, Guild Wars 2 Down, WildStar Disappears
    MMOGames.com
  3. Guild Wars 2's Head of the Snake is slightly delayed
    Massively Overpowered
  4. Guild Wars 2 Head of the Snake Delayed by Power Failure
    MMOGames.com
  5. Guild Wars 2: Catching the Head of the Snake
    MMOGames.com
  6. Guild Wars 2 - The Head of the Snake Living World Update Deployed
    MMORPG.com
  7. Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2's The Head of the Snake
    Massively Overpowered
  8. Don’t Forget—The Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Sale Ends Today
    Guild Wars 2
  9. Guild Wars 2 - The Demons of Bastion of the Penitent
    MMORPG.com
  10. Guild Wars 2 Art Director Daniel Dociu is leaving ArenaNet
    Massively Overpowered

RIFT News

4.1
Forged in Flame Releases March 1st

The first major content release for Starfall Prophecies releases March 1st. Here's a quick rundown on what we can expect to see in this new patch.

  • New 10-man raid: Tartartic Depths
  • Intrepid Rise of the Phoenix
  • Eternal Items (Best in Slot)
  • Looking for Raid improvements
  • Balance Changes
  • Dye Improvements

This is the first of many content releases coming for the Starfall Prophecies expansion. While the initial release was far limited to the advertised scope of content, it is obvious that Trion has an aggressive plan to use the original release as a platform to introduce new content and challenges into the game.

The Telara Saga Continues

Since launch there have been 187 players who have registered for the Telara Saga. Each week we've had between 60 and 90 players in attendance and so far things are going really well. Players are having fun, we're having some great discussions and we're gaining a ton of achievements. If you haven't made it to one of our Telara Saga events be sure to join us Thursday Nights at 6PM PT for fun times, lots of loot, and a wealth of achievements.

Learn more at: http://www.telarasaga.com/

Please Welcome Our Newest Members

Please welcome our newest members to our RIFT family.

  » AD   » Bethseda   » Drakneil   » Eldritch   » Gravehunter   » Jakge   » Jarhead   » Kelixa   » Kingbjorn   » Kyoshira   » Kysif   » LotharLocNar   » Louhi   » Oshzak   » Oxzona   » Ravashaak   » ShadyShade   » Theo   » ThoriliusMaximus   » Toastpoint   » Varder   » Wickeypoo

RIFT Events at a Glance

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Top RIFT News For February, 2017

  1. Be Fabulous This Valentine’s Day!
    RIFT
  2. RIFT 4.0: Hotfix #13 2/1/2017
    Ghar Station
  3. RIFT Forged In Flame Grillstream!
    RIFT
  4. PTS Datamining – 1/30/2017 (4.1 spoilers)
    Ghar Station
  5. CRACKING XARTH’S SKULL – FORTRESS SIEGE & LFR LIVE!
    RIFT
  6. RIFT 4.0: Hotfix #15 2/8/2017
    Ghar Station
  7. RIFT PrimalStream: Fri, Feb 10, 3:30pm PST
    RIFT
  8. PTS Datamining – 2/9/2017 (4.1 & 6th anniversary spoilers)
    Ghar Station
  9. Rift Update 4.0 Hotfix #15
    Magelo
  10. Site Update!
    Ghar Station

Elder Scrolls Online News

The Gaiscioch Guild Hall

Thanks to everyone's support we were able to get our family a guild hall and deck it out with some sweet upgrades. We are continuing to work on upgrading it to have all the amenities. If you want to know where we stand and what you can do to help contact @verve.

Preparing for Morrowind

There's a lot of buzz about the coming of Morrowind. This was a gateway introduction to the Elder Scrolls Series for a lot of us and Zenimax knows they have to get this right. As we grow ever closer to the release of the expansion you can look forward to coverage in the Gaiscioch Magazine. We've gotten approval for a triple interview with the team covering design, lore and art. Look to issue 13 featuring a Elder Scrolls Online cover story.

Calling all Warriors!

Things are booming right now in the world of Elder Scrolls Online and if you haven't given it a second chance yet, I highly encourage it. The game we have today is not the game we received at launch. We've got a wealth of PvE and PvP events on the calendar and I'll be looking to add another as Morrowind nears. We've got plenty of room so feel free to patch up and give it another go. A lot has changed and it’s a whole new game.

Please Welcome Our Newest Members

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

  » BigDaddySamedi [@BigDaddySamedi]   » Calia [@calia1120]   » Hiraeth [@Hiraeth23]   » Karizmah [@Karizmah]   » Marediv [@Marediv]   » NickRoberts17 [@Nickroberts17]   » Oshzak [@Rage]   » Storms [@stormsrising]

Elder Scrolls Online Events at a Glance

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Top Elder Scrolls Online News For February, 2017

  1. Elder Scrolls Online keeps the hype train going with its producer's letter
    Massively Overpowered
  2. Elder Scrolls Online fansite leaks epic Morrowind images and lore
    Massively Overpowered
  3. Elder Scrolls Online - Matt Firor: 8.5 Million ESO Players Right Now Based On Sales
    MMORPG.com
  4. Elder Scrolls Online - Bring On Morrowind ? A New Chapter This June
    MMORPG.com
  5. Elder Scrolls Online - Morrowind is the Start of a New Content Cadence
    MMORPG.com
  6. Tamriel Infinium: Five things you might have missed in the Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind reveal
    Massively Overpowered
  7. Elder Scrolls Online - The Players Have Spoken - ESO Takes Home Best MMO 2016
    MMORPG.com
  8. The Elder Scrolls Online takes a closer look at the Morrowind trailer
    Massively Overpowered
  9. Homestead Goes Live in The Elder Scrolls Online
    MMOGames.com
  10. Elder Scrolls Online - Super Bowl Commercial Touts Morrowind Expansion
    MMORPG.com

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Gaiscioch Magazine News

Slight Delay for Issue 12

Don't worry it's coming. I had a last minute business trip come up the last week of February and we've given a few of our interviews more time to get their content in. Thus, we've pushed the magazine release back a few weeks so we can get all the content in. Be sure to stay tuned for our Magazine Release announcement that should ship mid March.

Learn more at: http://magazine.gaiscioch.com/

Issue 13 Cover Story Secured!

We're pleased to announce that we have a verbal confirmation of interest from Zenimax Online for us to conduct 3 interviews with the Morrowind team to present a wide look at the new Elder Scrolls Online expansion. Morrowind will take center stage on the cover of Gaiscioch Magazine Issue 13!

Be sure to check out our latest stories and gaming news at: gsch.info/mag

Gaiscioch Livestream News

March Episode Linup:

Slan Go Foill!
(Goodbye For Now)

Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
Taoiseach de na Griobhta Glas