Vice-versa, the Firefoot community has been growing the past few weeks. However most folks play the game, not seek/out post in the forums. :-) There was, however, a lull over summer. Now is the perfect time to be joining Firefoot and establishing roots.
If you would be interested in an established kin, send a private message to me with your character's name, The Valkyries are most active mornings and eves /servertime (that'd be Euro eve and US times). We don't currently have as many Asian/Aussie time folks actively playing.
Turbine rotates the list of servers, so new folks get spread around, and every server ebbs and wanes in it's influx of new players. Regardless the game design focuses community among kinships, not external environments; and obviously a very limited number access forums at all, much less server subforums.
Link to our community LOTRO store google spreadsheet pricelist and conversion rates, please contribute too!: https://goo.gl/wxPqCm