Re: "Welcome to Laurelin!" Thread
Hello from Regfred and Finothric, my two lowly Champions, and Sarawise, my lowly Captain (and the other 8 crafting and housekeeper alts). I have been playing on and off on Snowbourne in the greatest Kinships of all, The Last Alliance, but on my latest trip to Middle-Earth I decided that I will give Laurelin another try.
Even thought I still don't have time to stop and roleplay properly, I have been very happy to notice the roleplaying going on when I pass by. It really makes the world feel alive when I walk through the Pony and there isn't a Dwarf in a dress dancing on the table shouting "LOLOLOLLOL" (well it COULD be roleplaying a moron crossdresser, but they definitely are male, not female. A male Dwarf would not wear a dress even if the other option would be naked), but instead people talking and playing music. Huge difference to immersion.
At the moment I am establishing my crafting for some small income, and to be able to make myself gear. It's slow going that route, but I prefer to be a "self-made man". Also there are very little decently priced gear on AH, even if there even are any.
I have my own duo-Kinship, as I still think the Last Alliance is and will be the only Kinship I will ever be a member of.
I have always had immersion as the most important thing to me, and I can spend hours sitting on the grass in the shadows of the trees, just watching how magnificent and beautiful the Middle-Earth really is.
One thing I have wondered about is if people wouldn't mind me stopping to watch them roleplay without joining in myself? I am a perfectionist, and wouldn't want to start before I feel more comfortable and actually have enough time to dive in fully. Also I am quite slow at typing if it's not the "basic stuff" of "Hi, how are you", not being a native English speaker...
Bravery calls my name, in the sound of the wind in the night. My sword will drink blood, and I will fight, yes I will fight, in the Dawn of Battle!
- Manowar, Dawn of Battle