I started as soon as I found out. I managed to get a little bit into chapter one before I had to go help with dinner. Getting past the Guarding Lava Ape had me stumped until I realized I had to go back and talk to Garan again. Who really gets in the way in battles.
My name on VNOLG is Lyichir. A bit obvious.
EDIT: Made it to chapter two! Gosh, Reidak was easy!
EDIT 2: Can't beat the swarm of Rock Ussals! Any tips?