Definitely feel free to ask questions about the kin before you join
Different kins may have a different focus, so you might have to try a couple different ones to find a good fit. If they're unwilling to answer questions-that's probably not a good fit.
Originally Posted by Leytla
For example, a heavy raiding kin wouldn't work for me, so I participate in a socially focused leveling kin. We have a lively kinchat, help each other out, and group regularly, but we are never gonna have a "server first" title on new content. :)
Best of luck in finding a kin that suits you. It can make the game even more fun than it is running solo.