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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up [Anor] Nostalgia -- A new type of kin for anyone tired of the kinship scene

    Nostalgia

    The no-drama, no-pressure, no-application, no-meetings kinship that lets you progress in your own way.


    Reclusive Kinship on Anor

    The term "reclusive" implies that we're a kinship for players who prefer adventuring and progressing alone through Middle Earth. It doesn't mean we're anti-social or only run solo content. We want the benefits of finding help and offering help for group content, but we don't want to deal with the old kinship scene of pressure, drama, and politics. Even a hermit needs to travel to town and interact with others once in while.

    We hope to be a safe haven for players that want to enjoy LOTRO and their progression on their own terms. Why should you have to adapt your gameplay and socialization habits just to fit in with a kinship? A kinship should be flexible enough to enjoy having you around as a member just the way you are. We currently have members who range from being lurkers to being in a fellowship all the time.

    We have an optional site for kinship news/discussion and an optional discord channel for grouping.


    What's in a Name?

    Definition of nostalgia
    2: a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition

    When deciding upon a name for this new form of a reclusive kinship, I knew I wanted to keep it short and sweet. It had to be somewhat original, and I didn't want to mimic those dime-a-dozen, jocular kinship names you see while exploring Middle Earth. One word to express a longing some might feel with LOTRO. With many old players returning to LOTRO, perhaps many are like me. Do you want to enjoy all of the fond memories of playing the game, but you're so over the kinship-scene? A name to nicely package that sentiment.


    Our Promises to You


    • We will never pressure you to socialize more. Everyone should feel welcome to socialize as much as they like.
    • We will never rush you to level faster, and never ever have level or gear requirements for membership.
    • We will not belittle you for your level, gear, or current progression. Everyone plays LOTRO with different priorities.
    • We will never criticize you, nor remove you from the kinship for lack of activity. Everyone has lives outside LOTRO.
    • You don't have to use kinship chat or VoIP (Discord) to be here and enjoy the kinship.
    • We won't pressure you to help others if you've received help. Help others when it's by the will of your own heart.
    • You are welcome to log in and out as you please. Don't feel pressured to say hi, good night, etc.
    • You are also welcome to leave and join the kinship as you please. Respectful players are always welcome back.
    • We will never require applications or interviews to join our kinship.
    • And when you are ready to enjoy group content, we will do our best to facilitate it.



    Our Requirements
    These exists to protect our members. While we have no application process, we still expect kin to be respectful of each other.


    • Be respectful and considerate of your fellow kinship members.
    • When you wear our kinship's title, do not troll or harass other players and kinships.
    • We want to keep kinship chat family-friendly, so please refrain from sexual topics, talk of violence, and explicit language.
    • Please remove yourself from unnecessary drama. No one wants to deal with drama, especially a reclusive kinship.



    Open Door Kinship

    You are welcome to join and leave as you like. We will wish you well if you decide to change kinships or go it alone for a while. Of course we'd hope you'd like to stay, but we certainly won't pounce on you when you leave. And if you leave respectfully, you are always welcome back later.

    Feel free to PM Ciph, Cipha, Ciphariel, Alartar, Ashvi, Gemitty, Shelwen, or Yellowheart for an invite to Nostalgia.

    Safe travels, friend!
    Last edited by cipher_nemo; Jan 08 2019 at 07:49 AM.


    PM for invite: Ciph, Cipha, Ciphariel, Ciphor, Ciphorin | Alartar, Gemitty, Serinfina | Shelrian, Shelwen, Shelwin | Alielyn, Alielys, Aliedyn, Alieryl

  2. #2
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    I'm happy to say that our recruitment has been a very positive experience so far!

    The formation of our kinship is focused on creating a place for players who enjoy having the freedom of an open-ended experience. We keep in mind that everyone likes to progress at their own rate, but doesn't want to give up access to the benefits of a kinship. Since then we've had a wide range of members join, from those who are very reclusive to those who are very social and enjoy spending time on Discord. We cater to that entire range and take pride in such a unique approach.

    This range is reflected in the diverse characters levels within our kinship. Our current membership as of 1/14/2019:






    PM for invite: Ciph, Cipha, Ciphariel, Ciphor, Ciphorin | Alartar, Gemitty, Serinfina | Shelrian, Shelwen, Shelwin | Alielyn, Alielys, Aliedyn, Alieryl

  3. #3
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    We recently hit Lifespan Rank 7 and as such have purchased a premium Kinship House.

    Tol Lochú in the Naith Faras neighborhood of Cape of Belfalas







    Our current membership as of this posting:






    We continue to enjoy fellowship content together, from current end-game Carn Dum and Urugarth through early level content such as Great Barrows and Fornost. Feel free to drop us a PM in-game to join!


    PM for invite: Ciph, Cipha, Ciphariel, Ciphor, Ciphorin | Alartar, Gemitty, Serinfina | Shelrian, Shelwen, Shelwin | Alielyn, Alielys, Aliedyn, Alieryl

 

 

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