I'd agree -definitely a healer bias for random invites of all types. Especially for Moria and GA, when you get to cap.
Originally Posted by hucklebarry
Bree and Lonelands are most common areas for ninja invites for my other classes. I will say-all my female characters are elves and healers and have all been pestered by repeated (declined) fellowship requests and kin requests. My boys not so much. But they are not played as often. <shrug>
When i was new I had much the same experience as others- the random invite kin-though done through a tell, was to a kin that churned large numbers of members. Lots of leet speak epeening and not a lot of help. They even auctioned dates with hot female kinnies as prizes for spars! Cliquey, and so much like high school it amused me for a while to lurk. (Great writing material. Didn't help my game much.)
Second kin was lovely and taught me crafting: the invite came after playing with an officer guard for a while (i discovered he/they really needed a healer for cap (just gone to 65) and i was being groomed. It was chatty and friendly and helpful on game play but too small and it slowly faded when the guard stopped playing-just as I finally crawled out of Moria.
I chose my next kins, after lots of research and have never regretted my choice. Good kins are hard to find. Raid kins prepared to teach a noob how to group are even rarer. I found one. And they raided at a time I could play. I joined them when I got to 70 in ROI and they took me through everything: best gear choices, crafting for preparing for raiding, maxing LI's, rep barterers and what they had, how skirmish marks were best used, and how to do most of ROI instances at tier 2, except ToO. Then through most of the ROR ones. The game suddenly came together for me. I'd always loved the story but the rest was stuff you did because it was in the game- until then. All those seperate parts of the game that I'd played/learned were needed for a once a week event. I got hooked on Lotro and resubscribed for a year,y as a result of this kin. Then stuff happened within the kin. Boredom set in People leave the game when there's nothing to left for them to do. Sigh...I still miss my former kinnies from my previous server.
But I am very happy with my new kin on Laurelin. It does all those things other kins promise. Help. Craft Share Chat. Newsletter. Website. Advice. Groups runs. And if and when my new mini is ready to raid, they are a member of a a raid alliance. Good kins make life in middle earth wonderful. Bad ones are like a bad trip in time back to the worst of family and highschool combined...
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