Character(s): I have two elven characters, but the one I'm mostly RP-ing with nowadays is ARRANWEN
Origin: Sindar (Mirkwood)
Home: Ered Luin
Kinship: Order of the Divine Brew
Are you satisfied with the Elven RP Community? Why/why not? I know, I'm chiming in rather late to this discussion! But as an elven roleplayer, I guess it wouldn't hurt to voice my observations. In comparison to the hobbit and dwarf - based communities, the elven community is lacking. For instance, there is Green Dragon Friday and the bi-weekly market faire in Michel Delving, both of which are co-hosted by various hobbit and dwarven kinships. I see nothing along those lines when it comes to elven RP. I've attended the HOF event four or five times and it always seemed to be the same players interacting with their own respective kinships or groups. It never seemed to be a welcoming atmosphere to a newcomer, and I don't think I am a horrible roleplayer. Whereas in the hobbit-run events, I -always- have a good time. Even if they think my elf is a bit strange (lol!), there is sure to be a wave and many smiles.
What changes do you think would improve the Elven RP community? After reading the post of the historical divided between kinships, I'm honestly not too sure. Perhaps introduce some more events weekly or bi-weekly aside from HoF. I think the key is to keep it more light-hearted rather than lore-heavy, and to set aside individual kinship stories during the event.
What would make Elven RP more immersive to you? It would be nice if Turbine were to re-do the starting elven areas (like they did with Bree!), with a tavern or something in Celondim or Duillond! Hehe. but I doubt it would happen. It's just my wishful thinking!
What kind of events would you like to see? As I mentioned, more light-hearted events. A musical concert for instance, or a Walk to Rivendell from Celondim. And I know this may make some elven rp-ers cringe ... but make it welcome to ALL races. I realise it would break some lore, but bear in mind, this is a game, and we needn't confine ourselves so strictly. Let's show the other races that elves CAN laugh, smile, and have a good time too.
Where would you like the Elven RP hub(s) to be? Why there? Due to player level, I think the most we can hope for is an Ered Luin area, or Rivendell. I do think an elven tavern in Falathlorn would be a good idea. It could be open on certain days and hours, and a volunteer could announce when it is open by advertising on the World or various Regional channels.
Anything else? I think many folks are wary of joining yet another forum. I feel it's best to utilise and advertise via the Laurelin Archives and here on the official forums instead of starting up another forum. Kudos for starting this thread survey! I really hope something comes out of it.
Sarrawen - Champion of Rivendell / Saralinn - Captain of Gondor
[b]Order of the Divine Brew [/b]Kinship