It is easy to get into a rut on a game your are comfortable with. You go to the places you always go, you do the things you always like to do...and there is nothing wrong with that. However, if you aren't progressing because you are not confident in your build, your dps, your rotation, your gear, instance/dungeon/raid mechanics or generally don't want to make a fool of yourself...don't feel alone. The biggest debuff in this game, or in life for that matter, is fear of failure. Couple that in a high troll density environment like a pug and most of us would rather bang our head on the wall than have that kind of stress in our life. There are really only a few ways to break that cycle: Suffer through or get help. I personally prefer the latter...
Posted: Jun. 25 @ 07:03 PM by: Intp » Read Full Story
First off, thanks to everyone for coming and to whoever took over the reigns after I disconnected. I got hit with an A.R.P. bomb. Address Resolution Protocol, that wiped my DNS file. I couldn't log on to the internet until I reset my DNS designations. I have a bundle with the cable company and it also took out my phone!!! Good news is I'm back up and running and protected now, hoping to take the lead again next week for "coffee and crifting" Good Hunting
Posted: Jun. 25 @ 02:56 PM by: Varder » Read Full Story
After Action Review: Sunday Morning Crifting with Varder and the gang. Big Thanks to coleader Zoewii for keeping us on track and getting the event updated! Woot!
26 Crafting Rifts Closed!
-Starting at 7am server time sharp, the family formed up to open...and close crafting rifts aka Crifting!
-This week saw the addition of a simple but effective crowd control measure to help keep the operational tempo flowing: Mark Yourself!
-Each raider was asked to put a Raid Mark over their head by right clicking their own picture and selecting "Mark Target" and picking an overhead Icon to appear if you had a Lure to use. This helped identify and organize who would be 'next' to open a rift. After some initial raid mark theft :) things got settled...
Posted: Jun. 25 @ 10:25 AM by: Intp » Read Full Story
DC had us rolling like a freight train, picking up Guildies who needed to gear up or even their first trip into an Prophecy of Anhket Experts AKA SPE's.
Today was tank training day. We systematically went through each fight with two tanks to learn the mechanics. Even for a non-tank type, these tutorials are a great learning experience that can help you understand the "why" of a specific encounter.
Saifon rocked the instance with great pulls, aggro management and positioning initially with DC's step by step instruction, followed up with a more hands off phase of coaching and lastly a triumphantly independent tanking of all of the instance encounters! Saifon did a great job and continued the Gaiscioch tradition of "quick tips" for critical mechanics and coaching through the encounters...
Posted: Jun. 24 @ 07:31 PM by: Intp » Read Full Story
The family, lead by the patient and intrepid Eluveittie tackled a coffee fueled Tantric Depths (TD) run. This was a great experience for me personally as I had not even been in the instance and was intimidated to try because of the LFR post in Cross Chat like "TD No Losers 500K+ dps or kill yourself". Being able to go with the family and getting some fundamental directions for the fight was a great way to progress. The TD also provided a scenario to evaluate the group and where each of us are in terms of progression, not only from a DPS perspective but also in tanking, support and heal mechanics.
This activity also gave us an opportunity to evaluate our gear. After the raid attempts, we rallied in Allitu for an in ranks inspection and then it happened: The whole team mobilized to help augment, upgrade and tune up the families gear...
Posted: Jun. 24 @ 10:11 AM by: Intp » Read Full Story
Guild Runs vs Pug Runs:
The advantages of running instances such as Prophecy of Ahnket with Guild members vs Pugs can completely change your perspective of the activity. There are many nuances such as routes, order, roles, interrupts, where to stand, where to move, when to blow cool downs and even simple things like "who's going to rez" get worked out by the team through practice. The stress level of this type of activity plummets when you have this sort of cohesion.
One of the main reasons things are more sublime is that you know that the group is on a learning curve, so even if mistakes are made you know that people are learning, whereas with a pug group you are just happy to survive the encounter without the group falling apart.
However, I would be remiss if I didn't point out that an occasional grouping with Pugs after working with the guildies does give you a chance to demonstrate some leadership and to help others work more efficiently...
Posted: Jun. 22 @ 09:34 PM by: Intp » Read Full Story
DC aka Fiveofseven/Diablotcanine lead an intrepid marathon of Expert with guildies.
A few of the finer points when you do DC blitz runs:
1. In Darkening Deeps - Run to the Bottom - Kill the Sniper mobs on the ledges - Kill the mobs that mass under the bridge - Burn bosses - Run all the way to the back wall of the Werewolf encounter, avoid drawing aggro - Run through the spiders all the way to the boss spider at the end, die in place SW and Rez - Stack on boss spider's behind - Drag all the slugs through their area all the way into the triple boss area, kill in tank order - Burn Scarn
2. Tuath'de Cover (The swampy instance) Follow the tank, if they go left at the end of the run, you go right to avoid getting aggro -
Mossclaw: This is the big bear, dps down the bear but save your cool downs to burn his witch, needs a double interrupt, plan for it and take turns, back up doesn't hurt...
Posted: Jun. 21 @ 09:50 PM by: Intp » Read Full Story
Posted: Jun. 20 @ 07:00 PM by: RobotDancerBloodEye » Read Full Story
Was a great turnout for the June 18th run. 19 Guild members participated and we completed 30 crifts in right at 2 hours. Thanks all for the chance to lead, I had a lot of fun doing it.
Posted: Jun. 19 @ 04:53 PM by: Varder » Read Full Story
Varder lead the Gaiscoch family through Ashenfell for a fun and loot filled 2 hours of Crifting!
We closed a whopping 30 rifts of all types!
There was great communication and support through using the Heart icon to mark the next Lure bearer after the 3rd stage of each lift. This resulted in quick transitions from one rift to the next.
Thanks to Pop's Dropped Gedlo pots, and great pulling/grouping of mobs we closed a rift every 4 minutes!
Overall a great Guild level effort with bountiful rewards!
Posted: Jun. 18 @ 09:30 AM by: Intp » Read Full Story
As a returning player after a 4 year hiatus, I'm extremely happy with the welcome that I've received from the Gaiscioch family in Rift.
I've tinkered with a few other games before deciding to come back to Rift specifically and with the exploration of the two expansions there has been a lot of cool content to play through but it's been the player base that has got me interested in staying!
If you are a returning player, please pm in game for any help or even if you want a 'grinding' buddy!
Good to be back!
Posted: Jun. 17 @ 10:34 PM by: Intp » Read Full Story
The Dendrome offers several activities that the Gaiscioch family tackled this Friday. We had a full 40 person raid for this outing and with Fog laying down waypoints it was a great time and thing flowed right along! As always great help from the group for summons and great cooperation!
Stronghold Raid: These encounters pit the raid against an escalating group of baddies that attack from multiple levels. Use the bounce balls to hop up so you can get in range. These are 3D encounters and as you charge the equipment up it expands the platforms higher and higher.
Hunt Rifts: During these specialized rifts you defend the "Conduit" from waves of invaders. Keeping your raid spaced around the area is important because you can't lose even a single conduit!
-Build the Conduit
-Defend the Conduit for 2 minutes
-Kill the 2 additional enemies and then lower the boss to 50%
-Prevent Invasions from spawning a foothold in the middle of the RIFT for 2 minutes
-Defeat all additional enemies that spawn and then defeat the boss
3 Zone Bosses (with Weekly Quests): These 3 weekly quest bosses offer a fun challenge and the following rewards:
-450 Infinity Stones
-Dendrome Raider’s Cache that contains approx 200-300 Empyreal Slayer’s Marks + a rare chance at gear that is Expert/Tier 1 level...
Posted: Jun. 16 @ 08:11 PM by: Intp » Read Full Story
love running with Fog as leader, not sure how he keeps up to date on which quests... where they are... which bosses to kill... but he always helps us get them done. Always fun to run with him when he's leding. Thank you.
Posted: Jun. 16 @ 08:03 PM by: Elaenna » Read Full Story
I had just logged on and was invited to the party! I did not know what was going on, but for a few hours we ran around and closed everything we could find. I didn't know it was an "event" I just knew that I had joined the greatest guild and was having a great time.
Posted: Jun. 15 @ 01:52 PM by: Maxina » Read Full Story
Posted: Jun. 15 @ 01:49 PM by: Maxina » Read Full Story
Following the Monday evening tradition, friends and family of Gaischioch took to Xarth Mire for a guided tour of the Planar Anchor mini-quest hubs. This group event allows the team to gather significant XP and Planar Attunement as well as respectable take of crafting mats and Planar loot.
The action starts with locating the Planar Anchor points (Living Planar Anchor on map), which resemble footholds but are visible at any map zoom, making them easy to spot. For this run we were in the North East quadrant of the Xarth Mire zone on the Meteor in the Celestial Lands. Execution is straightforward, your team attacks the planar anchor which resembles a group of floating crystals. Once attacked it provides a Quest ability on your interface that is cast on the ground...
Posted: Jun. 13 @ 12:55 PM by: Intp » Read Full Story
6th of June, 2017 changes were good for WvW. Now there are more players running even though many of the players are just hunting pips for reward tracks so they can earn WvW Claim Tickets and some day buy necessary pieces for WvW Legendary Backpiece. Anyway after update I have been playing WvW and I'm quite happy that now you don't steamrolled constantly as opposing servers have to spread their forces more evenly on all borderlands. So I was thinking it would be fun running GSCH WvW event. So I talked with Namrie if we both could lead WvW event on Monday 11am PST - 1pm PST. This way it would be little bit less pressure as every other week I will lead and Namrie leads when I'm not leading.
So we went to Dragonbrand Borderlands on first WvW event...
Posted: Jun. 12 @ 11:28 PM by: Mika » Read Full Story
The reports of an "undead 'infestation'" in Craglorn Catacombs have been greatly exaggerated. Nothing to see here, move along.
Posted: Jun. 11 @ 02:02 PM by: FallandirUllarach » Read Full Story
Mounted a suicide charge.
Failed to die properly -- even took the keep!
Posted: Jun. 10 @ 01:21 PM by: FallandirUllarach » Read Full Story
I started playing on-line games with a small silly game called Rubies of Eventide. I was so excited, not just about the game and how it works, but the tech. Texting and playing with people from all over, at my desk, on my computer. It was crazy. There was a group of five of us that played together and we formed a guild. I played that game for probably two years, not once knowing how to play correctly. I killed things to level, that's all I knew.
We all went to WOW. This was just insane for me, flying mounts,seamless areas, the tech to me was like magic. Again I played for a few years with the same five people and again; I never learned how to play the game. Kill to level is all I knew. Level gear, raid? What? I knew nothing.
My friends all dropped off and the game lost interest for me, and I did nothing for awhile...
Posted: Jun. 06 @ 06:48 AM by: Maxina » Read Full Story
The streets were chaos. People running frantically away from the commotion. Explosions shook the stone houses of Ebonhawke.
Riots had broken out among the stalls of Kestrel Market.
A man clad in fine silks with sharp, intelligent eyes and black hair yelled to a woman on the other side of the table laden with goods.
"Sopha! Let's go! We'll be burned alive by the Separatists if we don't get out of here!"
Sopha, a medium height woman with dark hair and blue eyes, clearly frightened, quickly gathered as many of the valuable silks as she could.
"Sophie, there's no time. We must go!" exclaimed the man.
"Seamus, we can't leave without the coffer!" cried Amalia.
Seamus dove under the table digging frantically for the coffer as another explosion just a few stalls down sprayed debris in their faces...
Posted: Jun. 03 @ 08:39 AM by: Sindarin » Read Full Story
ZIFF-POW-BAM Look at those points. That is the most points for any single event I have ever participated in. Fog do you remember any other event that generated that many points?
Posted: Jun. 03 @ 02:57 AM by: Varder » Read Full Story
For your patience and kindness during our learning process I say thank you. For all those who joined us and did their best, thank you.
Posted: May. 28 @ 11:26 AM by: Oldgoat » Read Full Story
While being lead my the might MIG thru the lands of the comet, we happened upon the zone event Cracking Zathara's Skull. Many in the raid hadn't done this yet, so it was a great teachable moment. Our raid started this event and as we progressed we gained in numbers. In the end it was GAISCIOCH for the win. Unlocking QF many in the raid had not been that far in the progression, again opening new content for guildies. A good time was had by all.
Posted: May. 07 @ 05:45 AM by: Varder » Read Full Story
Gma served up some delicious food along the way with the Hero Banner to cover all what we needed! She lead us through water, up hills, maybe a cliff or 2 to conquer the hero points, vistas, POIs and Hearts we covered today. Had some jolly fights along the way with trolls, bandits, centaurs and the bloodstone crzed Moa. She tries to make sure everyone gets their hearts done bwfore we leave the area and keeps an eye that no one gets left behind.
Posted: May. 03 @ 04:18 PM by: Winterlight » Read Full Story
well led trial group. Lots of fun.
Posted: Apr. 30 @ 07:34 PM by: Shimano » Read Full Story
(Thank´s Pops, for the idea to this blog!) (Copy & Paste the http:ers to found out what´s behind. . . )
Born in the middle of the 50´s. Grow up with Radio Luxemburg and the start of the pop-era.
This is the music that I prefer to listen to. Not 24h/day, but when I “need to have” some music around me. It´s not for everyone, but it´s like a drug, can´t be without it. . . . . . .
This is the way for me, to enjoy MUSIC!
Try it, feel the harmony of it, melodiousness, fun and also euphorious.
Oh, on this first 2 links with Robert Wells, look at the members of the orchestra,.
Look at the girls in front of the piano.... I love this and how much the orchestra are enjoying to do this “music”.
- Next up, now with a music friend to Robert:
Posted: Apr. 30 @ 11:58 AM by: Louhi » Read Full Story
The old gaming rig are 8 years old now, so it´s time to build a new one (for use at least 6-8 years). Today the old rig has as follow: ASUS ROG Maximus III Extreme Mobo with 24 Gb DDR3 memory, i7 930 2,80 Ghz CPU, ASUS GTX 780 graphic card, SATA HDD. (I have only made some small upgrades over the years).
New gaming rig.
This rig shall be ready at the end of this year…… (It will probably “for normal consumers” as me, (lol) end up on the top range of gaming rigs, aka “overkill” and it´s so costly so I can only afford one part every month or must wait to next month to buy next item, it will take me a long time to build this rig, but I can wait).
- First out, was the new chassis: The ”Godzilla” a Super-Tower chassis...
Posted: Apr. 29 @ 01:30 PM by: Louhi » Read Full Story
Well.... I felt like I slept thru a lot of this, but I was paying attention and hope to do much better next time. It was good to be with you all and Agdang always has a great attitude and encouragement for all of us (me) that doesn't quite hit the standards yet. Waiting for some training from him on add ons and using my pyro and healer too. Great job as always.
Posted: Apr. 25 @ 07:33 PM by: Elaenna » Read Full Story
One way how to end the road of leveling the WICKED minion.
This way cost a little, let say around the cost of 1 REX and you will finish it in half the time or less. Just follow these simple rules.
Only look at the STAMINA bar, when it hit 7, start to follow this road to the end (25).
ONLY play without any auto-program for minions. ONLY play with 1 min cards.
Let the WICKED get full stamina, let say 7/7.
When playing with the WICKED, that’s no problem to play Harvesting or Life or both, they give the same result 225 MXP (only different are the loot, later when hit 25).
Well, started with 7/7, run down to 0/7 (you must use the other minions card to get the right card for WICKED). WAIT until 1 new stamina is up, then run that also to zero stamina! Then comes the magic trick...
Posted: Apr. 23 @ 10:30 AM by: Louhi » Read Full Story
Bosses and Dolmen in Auridon: great scenery, much hacky stabby. (And some spells too.)
Posted: Apr. 18 @ 06:29 PM by: FallandirUllarach » Read Full Story
First time -- ever -- through Hel Ra and Lorkhaj's Maw. Excellent leadership. great heals and we all had a blast.
Posted: Apr. 16 @ 08:17 PM by: FallandirUllarach » Read Full Story
Tonight, we managed to get to stage 150, up from last week, which was 68. A new record was set!
12 Gaiscioch attended to bring paint to Arak's nightmares!
Posted: Apr. 12 @ 07:13 PM by: Fritzl » Read Full Story
Hot lava flowed swift.
Through our goodies did we sift,
On this day of crifts
Posted: Apr. 09 @ 02:43 PM by: Zoewii » Read Full Story
Professor Jairone called the mage students' class to order today, for Jairone's School of Magic and Mystery inside the beautiful Gaiscioch dimension. No Muggle Studies for us as there was much to learn with Pyromancer, Chloromancer, Archon, and more. As we learned about the ancient runes of these builds, Jairone gave instructions and pointers to help us with our future wand-wiggled fiery infernos. Don't miss out on the next round of Jairone's academy of the arcane!
Posted: Apr. 08 @ 04:07 PM by: Zoewii » Read Full Story
Eluveittie kicked our adventures off deep in the dark pits of despair of Tenebrean Schism. A new brand of elite mobs called "fatties", "potato heads", and "salads" fell swiftly by the hundreds to our merry band of adventurers. If you are in need of felling these foes for your weapon or crafted gear upgrades, this is the event that you don't want to miss next week! We wrapped up our time wiping the face of Telara of invasions and zone event colossi. Come super-size your next Saturday - sign up today!
Posted: Apr. 08 @ 12:39 PM by: Zoewii » Read Full Story
Thank you so much for all who put this together. It was great fun with awesome prizes. Big crazy bosses and fights. Also, I have a great appreciation for all that summoned me the whole 10 weeks. Thank you Again!
Happy I could be a part of this!
Posted: Apr. 07 @ 04:35 AM by: GmaFog » Read Full Story
I haven't tried fractals since I came back and I know I never got far in the first place, but Namrie does a great job explaining them and making sure people get achieves where possible.
Posted: Apr. 05 @ 01:37 PM by: Briseadh » Read Full Story
Shmi and our merry band of crafters headed out to Ashenfell with bags full of lures and our eyes scouring the maps for blue tears. In an orderly fashion our crifters shared lures and celebrated each loot bag filled with crafting goodies and the occasional surprise crafting marks, crafting stations, and the much sought after Celestial Matrix - er, Matrices. When life throws you scraps, turn them in to crafts (or crifts!)
Posted: Apr. 02 @ 09:34 AM by: Zoewii » Read Full Story
This day, the intrepid adventurers led by Gma truly showed the spirit of GSCH as they pulled together to aid a new member with her new toon into uncharted lands that held many challenges for the novice adventurer. The group of veterans helped her get to the rendezvous point and survive in the wilds of Bloodtide Coast for a mystical journey through a dangerous and beautiful land. Bravo, group!
Posted: Apr. 01 @ 11:26 AM by: Caludon » Read Full Story
The Telara Saga crew formed 3 raids to unite against the terrors awaiting us in Planetouched Wilds. We crossed the savage wilds and encountered the wrath of Kahns (Kahn!), including one magnificent T-Rex. We mastered the art of bouncing back out of the trenches and up the steep steps to claim our prizes!
Posted: Apr. 01 @ 05:03 AM by: Zoewii » Read Full Story
Felt bad I couldn't finish up with the Saga last week (3/23/17) but am sure you all had a great time. I can't remember exactly how many I was able to make it to but know I couldn't go until at least the passcode so I hope 4 was ok. Just always want to make sure you all know how much I enjoy being with you in 'running' the Rift world.....
Posted: Mar. 28 @ 02:11 AM by: Elaenna » Read Full Story
It was such eye opening fun last night on the dungeon run. I hope I contributed a little bit and will work to increase my DPS and learn how to raid heal. Its been a good long while since I've done anything grouped except open world events, I really enjoyed myself.
You all are very patient and great teachers.
Thank you every one.
Renera our lead especially.
Posted: Mar. 28 @ 02:04 AM by: Elaenna » Read Full Story
There may not be crying in baseball but there is definitely laughter in raiding - with Gaiscioch guildies. Hitting some old world raiding content gave our giggling group a run past some old baddies who have lost their bite. Achievements? Cha-ching! We wrapped up the evening with the cats, and chickens, and coyotes - oh my! Faelord Twyl was our final mirth-less mob who met his end and our happy heroes rejoiced.
Posted: Mar. 27 @ 08:35 PM by: Zoewii » Read Full Story
The best moment of the evening was the three way zerg fight for Stonemist. Our group was barely holding their own, and quite honestly didn't seem to be able to come out on top, but our commander bravely stood in the middle striving to stay alive so that we could cap. By continually throwing our range damage, cc and heals on him, we came away with what can only be called a 'steal' of the objective. Immediately upon claiming stonemist we wiped both other zergs and claimed our surprising victory!
Posted: Mar. 26 @ 09:35 AM by: MacMarbh » Read Full Story
The only thing I try to stay away from more than puzzles - well, is maybe jump puzzles. But they draw me in, I'm just fascinated by them! Well, if you've ever struggled but would really like to learn, then this workshop and Eluveittie's knowledge and tremendous patience is for you. There are tips and tricks a-plenty as well as step-by-step instructions (did I mention patience??) at times to help even the novice (me!) make it through. A must attend, to tackle Tok's.
Posted: Mar. 25 @ 09:38 PM by: Zoewii » Read Full Story
A nightmare raged in Tarken Glacier with a small band of Telara's heroes standing in its path. Fritzl and Teicneo knew if they wanted to banish the nightmare for good, they needed to send a signal to the Gaiscioch. Hoisting the banner and blowing the horn of fellowship, our brave souls stood bravely and awaited a reply. Without fail, more Gaiscioch champions arrived to raise sword, staff, dagger, and fist to banish the malicious corruption invading the tundra. Our defenders conquered... until next the nightmare returns.
Posted: Mar. 25 @ 09:26 PM by: Zoewii » Read Full Story
So I logged my character, which is level 50 and there is a weird colorful number going up after a bar fills, so far I have like 70ish of these colorful numbers, they are red, blue and green, no clue what they do.
I tried my best to remember my AvA nights with Fog from like two or three years ago, then I remembered the crown thingie was super important and that I should never leave it's side, I also teleported around a bunch because we had to close... Rifts? Doritos? Dolmens!! That spit enemies and are basically a shiny circle piñata full of goodies and shinies! We also poked our collective heads inside dungeons, waited for bosses to be back from lunch break to play patty-cake with them, touched shiny Sky-ShaaaaaaaaaaaRRRRrrddddddDds to get even more skillpoints that I have no clue where to add :3
Overall, tons of fun! Henry was fantasticly patient with me and my perpetual Noobie-tude :3
10/10 will run with them again!!
Posted: Mar. 23 @ 06:42 AM by: Kitty » Read Full Story
Posted: Mar. 22 @ 07:07 AM by: Coaxochdas » Read Full Story
Great fun closing rifts in SS while remembering all the Crifts years ago with Jexia and all the Gaiscioch crew.
Posted: Mar. 21 @ 04:15 PM by: Elaenna » Read Full Story