Welcome traveler, I would like to welcome you to the humble home of the Gaiscíoch (Pronounced: Gosh-Kia) Family and Tuatha Social Gaming Community. Our family began as a social gaming community in the industry pioneering MMORPG Dark Age of Camelot. We began on the Nimue server on November 11th, 2001, with a focus on creating a fun and enjoyable community for players of all ages and skill levels.
The Gaiscíoch takes it's name from the Irish legends found within the "Cét-chath Maige Tuired", "Lebor Gabála Érenn", and "Cath Maige Tuired" which chronicles the first people of Ireland the Tuatha de Danann. Specifically the First Battle of Moyturna where the Tuatha de Danann hand picked the most honorable and loyal warriors to fight along side the Celtic gods in a battle against the Fir Bolg. These Warriors were known as the Gaiscíoch.
With our roots firmly attached in the Celtic Mythological Cycle, the Gaiscíoch hold honor, respect, integrity, and fellowship, over hierarchy and dictatorship. Today the Gaiscíoch family spans many games, sports, and social circles.
We are a social casual gaming community with a relaxed approach toward gaming. We allow our members to play how they want, when they want, as long as they want and do not constrict them with quotas or requirements. It is through gaming, athletic competition, and social interaction that we forge new friendships and relationships.
Filed under: Fantasy, Events (Real-World), Previews, News Items, Guild Wars 2, Events (Massively's Coverage), Buy-to-Play
ArenaNet has just announced that Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is indeed an expansion.
Speaking from a packed main theater at PAX South 2015, ANet President Mike O'Brien formally confirmed the rumored expansion, saying it will take players "deep into the heart of the Maguuma jungle" and will avoid traditional expansion powercreep and gear treadmills by not raising the level cap... Posted: Jan. 24 @ 08:35 AM | Source: Massively.com
The big, PAX round-up topic
Today, Arenanet is presenting their heart of thorns panel. This thread will be updated with all announcements, important quotes, and information that is relevant. If you wish to view the panel, you can view it on the official twitch channel... Posted: Jan. 24 @ 08:06 AM | Source: Guild Wars 2 Guru
PSA: Arenanet aware of ongoing disconnection issues
As Arenanet prepares to announce what comes beyond the point of no return, their servers have also reached the point of no return and are throwing gamers out of the game with constant disconnects... Posted: Jan. 24 @ 03:51 AM | Source: Guild Wars 2 Guru
Filed under: Fantasy, Business Models, Culture, MMO Industry, Opinion, Massively Meta, The Elder Scrolls Online, The Think Tank, Buy-to-Play
Yesterday's reveal that The Elder Scrolls Online will go buy-to-play in March has prompted much speculation about the nature of the cash shop, the ethics of the switchover, the continued viability of the game, and the quality, cost, and frequency of the promised DLC... Posted: Jan. 22 @ 05:00 PM | Source: Massively.com
Filed under: Fantasy, Trailers, Video, MMO Industry, News Items, The Elder Scrolls Online
ZeniMax has released a 23-minute "supercut" of its Elder Scrolls Online trailer series. The firm says that the CG production was "over a year in the making," and the final bit -- dubbed The Confrontation -- brings the battle for Imperial City to an end and reveals "a new and horrific threat to Tamriel... Posted: Jan. 22 @ 12:00 PM | Source: Massively.com
The Elder Scrolls Online site has been updated with a bevy of in-game images of new mounts, costumes and pets that will be added to the game shortly. Costumes range from a jester to a wedding gown and everything in between. Panthers and hounds are among the pets, with new horses and guars rounding out the mounts. Posted: Jan. 22 @ 08:00 AM | Source: MMORPG.com
Filed under: Business Models, Events (Real-World), Events (In-Game), Game Mechanics, Previews, News Items, Guild Wars 2, Events (Massively's Coverage), Community Q&A, Promotions, Buy-to-Play
So you already knew about Guild Wars 2's big event at PAX South this Saturday, the Point of No Return panel, which has players crossing their fingers for an expansion announcement... Posted: Jan. 22 @ 06:00 AM | Source: Massively.com
Filed under: Fantasy, Business Models, MMO Industry, Opinion, Massively Meta, The Daily Grind, The Elder Scrolls Online, Buy-to-Play
Yesterday's news that The Elder Scrolls Online is going buy-to-play in time for its console launch surprised... well, not many of Massively's readers... Posted: Jan. 22 @ 05:00 AM | Source: Massively.com
Filed under: Fantasy, MMO Industry, News Items, Guild Wars 2
A Guild Wars 2 player who goes by the name of Amax on the official forums has redesigned the game's UI to correct "some flaws in the game's user experience."
Changes include the character panel, the guild tab, the LFG panel, the story journal, and the addition of a lore journal... Posted: Jan. 21 @ 04:00 PM | Source: Massively.com
Hi TF community, there’s been a load of great discussion already today about the recently announced B2P transition for ESO to precede it’s console launch later this Spring. I invite you all to join myself, @Atropos, and @Deltia in a live discussion hosted by @Erlexx tonight at 9pm EST on http://twitch... Posted: Jan. 21 @ 03:56 PM | Source: Tamriel Foundry
Filed under: Business Models, MMO Industry, Opinion, Leaderboard, The Elder Scrolls Online
Elder Scrolls Online's forthcoming buy-to-play conversion is a hot topic at the moment, but sadly it doesn't do much for me on a personal level. Even if I hadn't already played and enjoyed ESO for a significant chunk of 2014, I don't have the time for another grindpark, however well made it may be and however well it scratches my IP-related itches... Posted: Jan. 21 @ 01:00 PM | Source: Massively.com
Today, ZeniMax Online Studios confirmed two major transitions for Elder Scrolls Online coming in the next several months. First, the long awaited ESO console launch has been scheduled for June 9th, 2015 for both Xbox One and PS4. Secondly, this heralds the major announcement of Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited , a buy-to-play version of the game with the accompanying ESO Plus […] Posted: Jan. 21 @ 10:37 AM | Source: Tamriel Foundry
Filed under: Fantasy, Trailers, Video, Business Models, Events (Real-World), Launches, News Items, Consoles, The Elder Scrolls Online, Buy-to-Play
ZeniMax has this morning formally announced what the internet has been suspecting for months: The Elder Scrolls is going buy-to-play and dropping its required monthly subscription on March 17th for PC players, the same deal that will go live on June 9th for console players when it launches on PS4 and Xbox One... Posted: Jan. 21 @ 07:00 AM | Source: Massively.com
Filed under: EverQuest II, Culture, Opinion, Guild Wars 2, Global Chat, Miscellaneous, The Repopulation, Elite: Dangerous
Guild Wars 2's economy remains a hot-button issue even two-and-a-half years after its release. In this week's exploration of the blogosphere, one writer pulls out all the stops to let you know what's broken about this MMO's economy -- and how it can be fixed... Posted: Jan. 20 @ 05:00 PM | Source: Massively.com
So here we are, as reported earlier, The Elder Scrolls Online will be rebranded as he Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited as of March 17th on PC, with the console versions released in June under the same format. Buying the game will allow access to the full content released before the rebranding, and "downloadable content" will be included with the now optional subscription... Posted: Jan. 20 @ 03:37 PM | Source: MMORPG.com
The rumors can end now, folks. It's official, as of this moment in time. Elder Scrolls Online is ditching its subscription model in favor of a model more akin to Guild Wars 2. Simply buy the base game, gain access to all of its content, and never pay another dime... Posted: Jan. 20 @ 12:35 PM | Source: MMORPG.com
How good did THAT reset feel? I know it certainly gave me excitement was we clearly had the run of the field. Teamed up against BP and SF again this week, we find ourselves back in the lead of T8. There were many objectives to be had! The only struggle we had during the course of the evening was a few times that we attempted BP's Garrison and they were prepared with mucho arrow carts, and their whole zerg. White swords and good scouts make all the difference! But we persevered and succeeded several more times during the course of the evening to take it away from them...
This event was not as long as what we usually run (2 1/2 hrs rather than 4 or 5 hrs), but I just couldn't sit still any longer. Thank you all for your patience with me this week, the side effects from the EMG are starting to wear off, so it will get easier.
Don't forget, I won't be able to make my event again this coming Tuesday as I have another Dr's appointment, but I will be back for more fighting on the borderlands next Friday. After that I hope to be back to my normal WvW events for a while...
So, this week hasn't really been about grinding. It's been about achievements.
* I got General Executioner, killing my last General in The Rift.
* I got Anchor Devastator by defeating 250 total dolmens.
* I was fortunate enough to join a group and complete Hel Ra Citadel (my first Trial)
* I also got to blow the War Horn in Hel Ra (WOO)
* I got Writ Upon the Sky, for completing 250 crafting writs.
I hope to complete lower Craglorn at some point, as I have The Missing Guardian left of the Celestial Investigation collection...
I'm not transcribing verbatim, but rather watching the ESO Live Special Edition and commenting on sections as they cover the material.
The first 10 minutes was a video of something. What that was, I don't know, but two guys were fighting, the winner walked off then a chick stabbed the loser like it was her finishing move or something.
Then comes the reasoning as to why the subscription fee is being removed. It really comes down to the console editions being released...
ZOINKS, like, hey Sabres, who felt a bit ragged after all the running around we did? I'm exhausted! It totally felt like one of those chase scenes in Scooby Doo with everyone coming in and out the doors chasing each other. We were all over every map, and AR was on our tail, or we were on theirs, or DR decided to make an appearance for a "Very Special Episode" and then was never heard from again!
Needless to say, we did our very best to split up and cause as much damage as we could last night...
My apologies for cancelling my WvW event with such short notice today.
I received a last minute call from the VA this morning to tell me that they had an opening (someone else cancelled an appointment) for me to have an Electromyogram and a Nerve Conduction Study for late this morning.
The results are still unknown to me, but the after effects are rather nasty at the moment. You probably won't see a lot of me in game for the next day or two as I recover from my tests as it is difficult for me to sit in front of the computer for more than 10 - 15 mins at a time...
Well tearing down the Separatist propaganda posters started off the 'Help the people of Ebonhawke' event. After killing the separatists we got to kill the Champion leader before continuing on to complete the Cleaning up the Neighborhood achievenent. Luckily they didn't mind us reading all the history books that they had hidden throughout the town for the Speedy Reader achievement. Sorry for getting us lost in the maze at the Inn.
Next week we'll be doing the History Buff achievement that starts off in Lion's Arch & ends in Malchor's Leap where we must locate and read all of the Marriner's plaques...
Slowly at first, then with growing momentum, my Blue Tag started attracting Rallians and GSCH Warriors to me. We successfully re-claimed our Home BL and smashed the Invaders in a couple of really good small-group fights.
We then took the fight to their BL - Borlis Pass. Camps and Towers were easy (well, except for the NW tower - but we went back and took that one too...), but I still have not cracked the code on breaking into upgraded, waypointed, and massively sieged Keeps.
We broke thru outer, and had inner down to about 50% - and that's when the heavy Arrow Cart fire started taking its toll...
Listen, you all need to keep it down around here. Both BP and SF were asleep quite soundly in their cribs, and Mommy and Daddy SoR had the place to ourselves. But someone had to go and make some noise and it woke BP up. Now, I know we were having a good time, and we were doing quite well, but now BP is making a mess of the place. We have to change their diaper, give them some formula and put them back to bed so Mommy and Daddy SoR can focus on working their way back up the "ladder". :)
All kidding aside, the Sabres had their work cut out for them during their run as it seemed that BP managed to find a guild in their ranks to stand up and defend their homeland...