Fall lottery and contests

During the weekend of 6-8 november we’ll have great round of Kin auctions and lotteries. On the 8th of november we’ll have a kin party starting around 20:30 Cest.

To enter the kin lottery send the usual 500 silver to lottovalar. As an extra this time around we’re having a long forgotten contest trifecta. Housing (room), screenshot and costume contest (this will be a seperate mail and post.

For lottery entries, prizes and rules see http://exploremiddleearth.com/wordpress/home/fall-2020-lottery/

Kin update 9-2020

A few small things about the kin, officers, discord and other related things.

Looking for 1 or 2 officers

While in the evenings there is usually plenty of help. We’ve gotten a request for a nighttime/US timezone officer. And during the weekdays it’s a bit sparse at times. In wotv we think of an officer as more of an administrative role then a catch-all. Be there for kinmembers that got questions or invites for alts etc. Keep kinchat civil and the occasional issue that might crop up. If you feel up for it contact Bearlee, Jarolas or Toffeecake.
Recruitment and event organisation is secondary. See belows part.

Regular evening activities Sep/Oct

Currently with most people waiting for U28 it’s a bit quiet, but at this time you can keep an eye out for the below activities. If you have ideas or request it never hurts to ask

  • Monday – requestnight
  • Tuesday unified on level run (shenstone)
  • Wednesday squirle night (deed/traitpoint/big battles)
  • Thursday weekly reset
  • Friday usually some Remorchant
  • Saturday/Sunday Fun run and raid

Events and other grouping

Everyone is free to organise and run whatever they’d like in kin. For certain types of grouping the kin can help as well. While that daily run you’re gonna do in 2 minutes wont benefit from it that. Others can. Options for these are at this time.

Message of the day – Planning a larger run let an officer know and they can add it to it.
Discord – Raid and sign-up channel (raid and larger attendance required events)
Discord – Game and event channel (planned runs with no signup needed)
Discord and facebook – Grouping (short term run planned)

Discord, facebook and allied channels

Speaking of which. There are several ways to keep in touch with each other for news, events and grouping.

Website – http://exploremiddleearth.com/

A permanent spot for news and updated info about the kin, channels and event information. Discord integration being worked on.

Discord link – discord.gg/zkNha4m

By using this link you will join the discord and able to see Kin and server and Guides and info. For access to chat and voice channels you will need a Kin member or ally/friend role assigned.

Facebook group

Alternative to Discord if you dont want a seperate client installed. However at this time most short-term grouping happens through Discord. Larger events are posted on both sides.

Allied kins and channels

At this time Unified is userchannel for our allied kin with Everlasting Hope. You can use “/joinchannel unified bond” command ingame to enter this. Invites for runs will usually be posted here.

The secondary channel was MSA, but after the channelwipe and changes in their kin this has practically been unused.

Discord usage notes

Current user roles

  • Everyone -Visitor with access to public channels and information
  • Allied or friend – Currently same access as kinmember
  • Kinmember – Full acesss to all channels
  • Event – Create and modify Raid and signups (officers + Ath and Freanix atm)
  • Officer – Ingame officers with moderator access
  • Certain bots – Titan embed for website and Raid organizer for Signups

Raid signup

For raids and other instances it very helpfull for players to signup to let someone know which class they’d like to bring or if they can’t come at all. At this time Sign-ups get invited first. These arn’t to be used to reserve a spot. If you know you won’t be able to come set your attendance to No or maybe.

Signup roles

At this moment you can sign up with any class (preferred class), Maybe and No entry. In the future there will be any class. This has been chosen as the least complicated option instead of Class roles with other plugins.

Kin Anniversary Lottery 19-7

On the evening of the 19th of july we’ll have a new lottery draw with a little kin party after. The lottery draw will start around 21:00 Cet and move to Bree for some games in the vicinity.

How to enter the lottery

Every member can send 500 silver ingame to Lottovalar for 1 ticket (per member). This will get you a lottery number that we’ll do a /roll “number of entries’ on.

The entries will be open till 20:30 on the 19th itself. However to get the most of your chances on prizes make sure you enter before the 18th of june. See next part

Full entry list and prizes with included pre-rolls and winners available on this page

PVP server 16-6 18 Cet

On Wednesday a new server will launch for a month special PVP server will launch. Mostly going to see what’s it all about and if nice might do some deeds over there to get some new frames and titles.

If there are other kinnies that want to team up i can make a Wotv version over there. No events organised, but a nice way to group up for the ones over there.

Choosing Elladans side.

The server wil be divided into 2 factions. For no reason then just choosing one side. I’m going for Elladan. If you want to team up and play together (with me) i’d say choose Elladan to avoid friendly fire.

Kin info

Discord server channel, freely available officer position for invites. Ofcourse do behave a bit.

I’ll mostly do it on the offtimes and weekends. Main focus will be Evernight.

Lotro’s info

The Tournament of the Twins has begun

Our newest Tournament World called the Tournament of the Twins has arrived! The sons of Elrond, Elladan and Elrohir, have begun a discussion with perhaps too much boldness, and are arguing about which of them would make the greatest leader and support the greatest heroes. Once you have reached level 10, you may take up the banner of either Elladan or Elrohir and venture forth to earn honour completing Deeds and challenging heroes that align with your rival. Brave players can earn rewards for completing Deeds, and those characters will appear in a special Leaderboard. Will you rush to honour your patron by completing Deeds, or will you spend your time challenging rivals?

Extra info on https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?&postid=8015032#post8015032

Detailed info

  • At level 10, approach either of the two sons of Elrond (Elrohir and Elladan), who are present in both Bree-town and Gondamon, and ask to join their faction by accepting a quest.
  • Once you have accepted a quest from one of the twins, you will be able to engage in combat with members of the opposing faction. You will gain honour by completing deeds throughout Eriador.
  • Each Eriador deed completed grants one hundred points of honor, which is tracked on a leaderboard. Use the Register of Heroes to view the current leaderboard. Deeds completed prior to accepting a quest from Elladan or Elrohir, or not in the Eriador category, will not count towards this score.
  • Once you are engaged in this quest for honour, your safe zones from members of the opposing faction are in Bree-town, Gondamon, Rivendell, Michel Delving, Glóin’s Camp, Aughaire, Tinnudir, Gath Forthnír, Ost Guruth, and Othrikar.
  • Characters who are defeated will get a short stealth and haste buff that will allow them to get back into the battle.
  • During this event, you cannot gain experience points in any instance after level 10. This includes Instance Finder and quest instances.
  • This event is focused in Eriador with a level cap of 50.

BB night + Deepening wall raid

The next two wednesdays we’ll host a BB night to open up and get some points for the upcoming Deepening wall raid.

1 april 20:30 – Big battle point night
This evening we’ll host several big battles for people to get more points and ranks in the big battle such as Helms dike, MT 3-6 mans. Or split up in smaller groups to rerun some duo’s.

8th april 20:30 – Deepening wall raid
The not often run Raid version. Grab those missing medals. For this run we do set some limits on joining.
Discord use encouraged to listen to directions/tactics
Level 50+ and Rank 5+. A 2nd run depending on the 1st one might have other settings.

Lets up know if you want to join on FB or discord. https://www.facebook.com/events/227328105340198/

Lottery winners

All lottery winner from this years spring lottery. All prizes have been mailed.

[Tome of the Songbird]45Laisidhiel
[Tome of the Enchanted Vessel14Pinpongo
[Tome of the Majestic White Stag]31Atto
[Tome of the Grim]15Wuntia
[Tome of the Little Mûmak]23Estenion
[Tome of the Gourd-lurker]11Lothordir
[Tome of the Badger]28Evawings
[Tome of the Sleek Fox]14Pinpongo
[Tome of the Big Honey Bee]52Stormeye
[Tome of the Black Wolf-dog]45Laisidhiel
[Tome of the Dusty Shrew]1Olaphyra
[Tome of the Little Mûmak]22Flackadder
][Cartographer’s Table – Minas Morgul54Achillez-1
][Wall-mounted Warden Arms of the Remmorchant]34Pinpongo
[Ceremonial Wig-feld]3Meboril
][Cake Topper]44Blostor
[Minas Morgul Bone Casket – Open]13Davalas
[5 Anfalas Scrolls of Empowerment]2Arinaren
[5 Anfalas Scrolls of Empowerment]52Stormeye
[5 Anfalas Scrolls of Empowerment]16Faeiwyn
[5 Anfalas Scrolls of Empowerment]18Zekiel
[5 Anfalas Scrolls of Empowerment]4Blitzoin
[5 Anfalas Scrolls of Empowerment]54Achillez-1
[5 Anfalas Scrolls of Empowerment]50Breaost
[5 Anfalas Scrolls of Empowerment]48Pinpongo
[5 Anfalas Scrolls of Empowerment]21Leoreg
[5 Anfalas Scrolls of Empowerment]24Riga
[2 Blemished Symbols of the Elder King]45Laisidhiel
[Warmly Moonlit (Tier 4) Basic Essence Box16Faeiwyn
][Crystal of Remembrance]18Zekiel
[Warmly Moonlit (Tier 4) Mystery Essence Box]49Silvart
[40 Small Reputation Acceleration Tomes]28Evawings
[40 Small Reputation Acceleration Tomes]31Atto
[40 Small Reputation Acceleration Tomes]19Magia
[40 Small Reputation Acceleration Tomes]40Arphy
[40 Small Reputation Acceleration Tomes]52Stormeye
[2 Anfalas Star-lit Crystals20Gerco
[2 Anfalas Star-lit Crystals2Arinaren
[2 Anfalas Star-lit Crystals40Arphy
[2 Anfalas Star-lit Crystals17Gemrose
[Sturdy Steel Key]13Davalas
[Sturdy Steel Key]40Arphy
[2 Ithilgalad Crafting Components]11Lothordir
[2 Ithilgalad Crafting Components]7Vildobag
[2 Ithilgalad Crafting Components]6Johnrondor
[2 Ithilgalad Crafting Components]33Lumdir
800 gold6Johnrondor
500 gold15Wuntia
500 gold23Estenion
400 gold41Freanix
400 gold49Silvart
350 gold9Hepfzibah
350 gold4Blitzoin
300 gold15Wuntia
300 gold31Atto
250 gold13Davalas
250 gold46Stringdong
200 gold21Leoreg
200 gold12Bearlee
100 gold32Arigala
100 gold15Wuntia
[Ithilharn Shards]30Rukgoras
[Tome of the White Huorn]52Stormeye
[Witch-king Firepit]45Laisidhiel
[Ithilharn Shards]24Riga