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    Greetings, from Strayhold

    I am Blackhawk, the Leader of Strayhold. I wish to inform you about our guild, and perhaps, chat in game if you like.

    Strayhold is a guild here on Silverlode... You may have seen some of our members in game: Sheherazade, Andring, Rahne and Glasja, among others. I hope your encounters with them have been as enjoyable in passing as mine are daily.

    On the old forums, you may have known me as Imzakhor, and I was espousing running a permadeath guild named Elder Servitor. Well, with the introduction of "nobody ever dies" idea, there was no real reason to continue this train of thought. Even so, we decided to create a guild, and Strayhold is it.

    Aside from our friendships and adventures, we are a guild that shuns the auction hall as a method for gearing up our players. Purchasing ore in the AH is encouraged; purchasing Awesome_Axe_01 is severely discouraged.

    *31May2009 Edit: due to some changes in LotRO, usage of the Auction Hall to purchase gear is now officially sanctioned in Strayhold, and actively encouraged. Please visit our site for a more detailed explanation of this change to Strayhold Policy.*

    That is all for now, thank you for reading. I am not really looking to 'recruit' members here, just inform those of you on our server who we are, and what we are about. We will always remain a smallish guild, hoping to eventually retain a core of 30-35 players is a goal.

    More than that, I hope to enjoy LotRO as much as I have always enjoyed Middle-earth, in all its forms.

    Please, visit our website at http://kinship.strayhold.com, where we have forums dedicated to this wonderful game.

    Namarie!
    Last edited by TheStormKing; May 31 2009 at 10:15 AM.

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    Re: Greetings, from Strayhold

    I'm interested in the rationale for not purchasing better equipment in the Auction House. My first assumption is that you want your guild members to work hard on specific quests that give specific items. My second assumption is that your guild members are very lucky on drops or burgles and that you encourage them to share with their fellow guild members.

    But I could be wrong with both assumptions so I'm asking.. why?

    Thanks,
    [charsig=http://lotrosigs.level3.turbine.com/06205010000031e61/signature.png]Clawgore[/charsig]

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    Re: Greetings, from Strayhold

    Thank you for asking.

    We as a guild adhere to two rules regarding gear:

    Wear what we loot.
    Wear what we make.

    We do not wish to be outfitted in the result of simple purchases, where grinding for hours for silver pieces could become a goal.

    We wish to be known inside our guild as promoters of advancement, which includes crafting, questing, and fellowing.

    Being expected to 'hand over' gear for guildmates will never be required. I imagine kinship-auctions in Strayhold will eventually be highly utilized. Since being in Strayhold means that you agree to these terms, getting good crafted armor means that you will necessarily support others in guild performing crafts that you cannot.

    Interdependence, and closer camaraderie, is sure to follow from that.

    Thanks for reading... Maybe I see you in Middle-earth!

    Visit our forums at http://kinship.strayhold.com if you are still curious.
    Last edited by TheStormKing; May 18 2007 at 06:27 PM.

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    Re: Greetings, from Strayhold

    That's an interesting philosophy, I hope it works out for you, if it does it should really promote crafting in your kinship. Good luck.

    Surely, your members will be able to sell on the open AH, though, right?

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    Re: Greetings, from Strayhold

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbogastex View Post
    That's an interesting philosophy, I hope it works out for you, if it does it should really promote crafting in your kinship. Good luck.

    Surely, your members will be able to sell on the open AH, though, right?
    Actually It's not all that rare. I stick to this policy as well. To date I have not purchased a thing from AH and am not likely to ever do it unless the game changes. Everything I have was either quested, dropped to me or crafted by a friend. Gear turns over so fast buying at the AH seems to be pointless anyway. Anything my main can't use I mail to my alternates that are now swimming in gear they can't use for 10-15 more levels.

    It's a personal choice but it works for me and I am sure it will for them.
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    Re: Greetings, from Strayhold

    Yes, selling on the open market is quite alright.

    I might point out that purchasing items is not disallowed. Anything we have looted/crafted in the past, is open for purchasing from the AH. Purchasing things like ore, ingredients, etc. is encouraged, and is in fact the purpose, in Strayhold, for gold/silver/copper.

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    Re: Greetings, from Strayhold

    Quote Originally Posted by branix View Post
    My first assumption is that you want your guild members to work hard on specific quests that give specific items.
    Mostly true, except for intent. I would not require certain members to try for certain quests, just for the loot. In fact, in voice chat, I can usually be found asking for ideas, suggestions and requests for objectives nightly.

    As guild leader, my only real job is taking that information, and deciding a nightly course of action... Or courses!

    I generally lead the melee aspects of our fellowraids, as well. We have leaders better versed in other areas than I, as well.

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    Re: Greetings, from Strayhold

    I don't think I have received one in-game tell regarding this thread, or post on our message board regarding joining our guild. I find this strange, considering the recruiting success I had in my previous guild, in EQ1. Even so, I enjoy spouting off, so here I go again.

    We have quite a few players from 20-43. Our minimum level is 15, but you will move up fast from there, especially since our craftsmen can make some serious critical-gear for you to slay Evil faster, regardless of your level. We are quite knowledgeable about the game as well, and are definitely not a "click RRRRRR" during FMs group. Wings of the Windlord... Good times, gooood times.

    To Guildleaders: a Cabal of Leaders would make for a great experience. Smaller guilds, like ours and yours, would do well to find each other in game, to increase familiarity with other players, and perhaps increase the chances that we all can play with people that KNOW HOW TO PLAY, and be a pleasure doing so as well. Please post something regarding this on our messageboard. With enough interest, I will make a new section dedicated to Guild Leaders, where we can discuss issues, plan attacks, etc.

    And yes I know, LotRO has kinships, not "guilds". I just like the word "guild" better.

    Thanks for reading!
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    Re: Greetings, from Strayhold

    Given your hilarious "Level ... and I hate this game" threads... I'm surprised you aren't getting more response. I'd be tempted, but I'm VERY happy where I'm at and don't intend to leave.
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    Re: Greetings, from Strayhold

    Quote Originally Posted by HDiver View Post
    Given your hilarious "Level ... and I hate this game" threads... I'm surprised you aren't getting more response. I'd be tempted, but I'm VERY happy where I'm at and don't intend to leave.
    That's good to hear

    But I agree with what HDiver said, considering your guild philosophy and those '...and I hate this game' posts, I am surprised you haven't had more interest.

    I posted on your forums, maybe we can help each other out with fellowship quests from time to time
    Aurora - Elven Minstrel - Carpe Jugulum - Silverlode

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    Re: Greetings, from Strayhold

    I just wanted to give respect to Blackhawk for taking time out last night to travel to Combe to supply arms and encouragement to those of not quite as far along the path.

    I also very much support and love the Wear what we loot, Wear what we make mentality and think that it gives a whole new dynamic and life to the experience.
    I am thinking that I will try that.
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    Re: Greetings, from Strayhold

    Quote Originally Posted by ookiespookie View Post
    I just wanted to give respect to Blackhawk for taking time out last night to travel to Combe to supply arms and encouragement to those of not quite as far along the path.

    I also very much support and love the Wear what we loot, Wear what we make mentality and think that it gives a whole new dynamic and life to the experience.
    I am thinking that I will try that.
    I appreciate the sentiments. I am an RP'er at heart, so the occasional "trip for RP" won't be avoided by me.

    Aurora/HDiver, look for me in game, or look for thurbrand/sheherazade/colthorn, glasja, rahne/athran, who are officers. Let's get it going. I have some good ideas.
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    Re: Greetings, from Strayhold

    And now we have a new HEADER IMAGE on our website.

    ooooooooooooooo............... .

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh............... .
    I am Blackhawk, Leader of
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    Re: Greetings, from Strayhold

    If you are registered at our forums, you have a PM waiting for you.

    Be careful, it's going to sting a little. But, you can take it if you are Top Shelf. Some of you aren't, though. I'm looking at you Josy! Oh, and Hannah! Also Aurora, and everyone in Carpe Testiculum! And Cnapa, you don't call, you don't write...

    Sorry about the Testiculum thing. I foresee pain in my near future...
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    Re: Greetings, from Strayhold

    /bump

    id love to say im interested, but im quite happy where i am. rather, i come to invite u to the silverlode alliance, a group of five major kinships with over 300 members. lemme know if ur interested
    A day will come when you think you are safe and happy, and your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth.
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    Re: Greetings, from Strayhold

    Quote Originally Posted by f22raptor View Post
    /bump

    id love to say im interested, but im quite happy where i am. rather, i come to invite u to the silverlode alliance, a group of five major kinships with over 300 members. lemme know if ur interested
    Thanks for the offer, but I am more interested in growing our own guild. We have a loose alliance with Carpe Jugulum, and for now, that works for us.

    We are small, skilled, determined, and willing. Anyone likeminded would do well to visit our message board, and see what we are about. If not to join, then to see what it would be like just to fellow together.
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    ...We were not ready to find Aztaur the Balrog, the Frozen Death, the Ice Demon of Thangorodrim. But Find Him We Did...

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    Re: Greetings, from Strayhold

    Strayhold? I know that place. It's been a looooong time since that pesky Mage (Laerdenoth?) left town though.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Greetings, from Strayhold

    Quote Originally Posted by RathanTyr-Valen View Post
    Strayhold? I know that place. It's been a looooong time since that pesky Mage (Laerdenoth?) left town though.

    Cheers!
    Show yourself, villain! How did you know the accursed lich-sorceror?
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    Wink Re: Greetings, from Strayhold

    Hi and greetings from Strayhold.
    Since I joined Strayhold I have found this to be a great group of people.
    They have an excelent sense of humor, are willing to help any way and how ever they can and we always have fun. They encourage improvement in all of a characters aspects and will help you do just that.
    So why not check us out on our web site. I think you would enjoy being a part of our band of misfits.


    Anardir lvl 34 LM
    take care and enjoy

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    Re: Greetings, from Strayhold

    With the Book 10 patch, our level requirement has changed significantly.

    Main Characters of ANY LEVEL may join Strayhold as a recruit. Recruits that attain level 25 will be attributed the rank of 'Member'.

    Please see our message board section "Applications & All About Strayhold" for more information.
    I am Blackhawk, Leader of
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    ...We were not ready to find Aztaur the Balrog, the Frozen Death, the Ice Demon of Thangorodrim. But Find Him We Did...

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    Re: Greetings, from Strayhold

    Yes..come join! I need someone to play with! I promise to be good.
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    Re: Greetings, from Strayhold

    Quote Originally Posted by pookiegrl75 View Post
    Yes..come join! I need someone to play with! I promise to be good.
    (must keep mouth zipped shut. must not say... must not.. )
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    Re: Greetings, from Strayhold

    Quote Originally Posted by branix View Post
    (must keep mouth zipped shut. must not say... must not.. )
    Too late... you already thought it.
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    Talking Re: Greetings, from Strayhold

    Quote Originally Posted by pookiegrl75 View Post
    Yes..come join! I need someone to play with! I promise to be good.
    She git tired of me and now needs a new victm

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    Re: Greetings, from Strayhold

    and i can type real good too

 

 
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