A friend and I have always had a dream of an all dwarf kinship, but never got around to it. Our dream was to get together a raid of 24 mighty dwarves to conquer the Ettenmoors, slay the mighty dragon Thorogg, conquer the evil tower of Dol Guldur (possibly...lol), shower Middle Earth with our legendary craft, and much more.
We've both been playing LoTRO since launch and have quite a bit of experience with all facets of the game, including raiding, PvMPing, questing, crafting, and even role playing. We've started and managed a couple of kinships over the years (one of which has reached well over 300 members on the Gladden server). Though with this kinship we don't plan on getting any where near that high a number. We'd like to keep it a tight but casual group.
Casual has always been our style in LoTRO. Although we've done and do enjoy doing some of the most "hardcore" content, we don't really consider ourselves as such. We've both been in so called "elite" kinships and don't have very fond memories of it. So we know all to well ways to NOT run a kin.
So, this kin will be quite broad. We'd like to do a little bit of everything and we would welcome all styles of gameplay. Whether you only play a few hours a week or many hours a day. Whether you only like to solo or you always find yourself in the middle of a raid. A good kinship should never be a full time (or even part time) job. It should always be something you can enjoy on your own time and your own terms. Something to get together a quick and hassle free GS run, organize a lengthy assault on BG, or just chat while you wait for your laundry to dry. And we understand perfectly that sometimes people just aren't in the social mood on any given day and only want to go kill some boars or craft on their lonesome. The most important thing to get from a game is fun and enjoyment, not unneeded stress and burden.
There is only one thing that we require from members: to be a dwarf!
We've been brainstorming some names of the kinship (dwarf appropriate) and would welcome some more from interested members. We will probably then have a vote on which one to use.
And we will gladly welcome any and all alliances with fellow Dwarrowdelf kinships. Some game content may require classes that dwarves unfortunately can't play and we would gladly lend our dwarvish virtues in return.
This thread will be used for all our discussion, planning, brainstorming, etc. until we can finally get into the game on Wednesday. My first character will be a Minstrel and I believe my friend plans to roll a RK. Let us celebrate this new era of LoTRO in true dwarf style! Baruk Khazad!