What about Second Breakfast?
We are a social kin with a love for all aspects of the game. The environment is friendly and welcoming, mature but filled with slightly off-the-wall humour. And we strive to keep our calendar full of activities for casual players at times fit for our American and European kin members. We help each other and provide the server with fun and unique activities.
The early days of Second Breakfast
Second Breakfast was only supposed to last for a couple of weeks. The kin was founded by members of other servers to help this new server during the F2P transition. But the community we built in that short time was not one that could be abandoned. Though we grew to be a mid-sized kinship we still keep that original close-knit atmosphere.
We started the server tradition of Elevenses, one that continues to this day on Sundays at 11am EST (server time) and Mondays at 11pm in the Bird & Baby Inn. We later introduced the popular Bread & Jam Sessions, Friday nights at 9pm until late into the night in the Prancing Pony.
Second Breakfast today
Second Breakfast has a strong core group of veteran and new players from around the globe, an alliance with several other great Crickhollow kinships, and a dedicated group of officers. Our website is no mere placeholder--the forums are active every single day, we have an extensive knowledge base, and many of our events are planned on the site. In fact, our site is the second most active Lotro site on all of Guild Launch.
Today we embrace the many aspects of this game, and try to further the instance goals of our kin members while maintaining a balance with our more casual events. Though we are not a role-playing kin, we do offer a number of RP friendly events and encourage RP whenever possible. Our two kin bands have played at numerous events, including Weatherstock and Shirefest. But not all of our events are tilted towards the end game and social players: some of our events have included lowbie instance runs, deed runs, themed event weeks, and rerunning old cluster content for deeds and fun.
We continue to hold special social events for the server throughout the year, such as the Shirefest concert, rallies, costume contests, horse races, holiday celebrations and all sorts of server parties.
Member expectations and the application process
Kin members should be mature, helpful, and respectful. All members have the latitude to play the game however and whenever they like, and must respect the playstyle of others. We promote a hobbit outlook of sharing food, drink and music, and wish for this kind and giving attitude to be reflected whether our members are wielding a walking stick or a sword.
All new recruits must apply through our website. We do not require this because we are being elitist. It is only meant to ensure that new recruits are a good fit for us, and we are a good fit for them. This application process has helped us maintain a positive and friendly environment inside the kinship and has weeded out potential trouble-makers before they could ever be tagged into the kin. Our officers review the applications and respond within a day or two.
Want another helping of Second Breakfast?
If you would like to learn more about our kinship, please poke around our website at http://secondbreakfast.guildlaunch.co m and see what we're all about. Feel free to contact any of our members or officers at a Second Breakfast event (our events are posted regularly in the Crickhollow forum) or if you find one of us running around town. You may also wish to type "/who breakfast 1 100" in game to find a list of our online, non-anonymous players. Our members will be glad to answer your questions or find you an officer to speak with.
In-game officers to contact include: Finarphin, Larksong, Amabelwyn, Cheggra, Dallofin, Everbrock, Gingerbreadlass, Hazvar, Pontin, Rosalie, Scropolo, and Spiffity, but be warned--we are all altaholics, each and every one of us. But if you do happen to catch one of us on our main character (or any other) we hope you'll have a little chat with us. Second Breakfast is a very special sort of kinship, and we hope we can share that magic with you.
Re: What about Second Breakfast?
The folks at Second Breakfast are a wonderful crew. They've got a very good thing going on in Crickhollow.
Re: What about Second Breakfast?
Thanks for the compliment, Harper!
I did want to clarify one thing from the recruiting post--the /who command does have the odd quirk of sometimes adding in a level range or location. Be sure to clear those extra fields out and just keep the breakfast in the who field to find us, or simply fill out an application on our website and we'll find you. We had one interested party coming up empty while standing right next to a non-anonymous kin member, so I don't want anyone else to get confused.
We also invite everyone to join us this weekend for the Crosser of Roads run and the Shire Rally.
Though they are what we are known for, these casual social events are only one side of Second Breakfast--we have regular instances runs, bi-weekly raids, various low and mid-level runs, deed events, TP farm expeditions, and much more. I hope you'll drop by and find out a bit more about our kinship.