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Polling interest and times for the LOTRO SA for new characters sticking together...

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Jairone
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Posted On: 08/16/2017 at 03:14 PM
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The idea behind this would be to get a group of Gaiscioch who would like to run characters around together to experience the game as much as possible.  I'm looking at interest and times, so if you are interested please let me know what times would be best for you!

How it would work:

First, we would get together and vote on one of the free races.  This is not a hard requirement (after ~5 levels we can get together if somebody really doesn't like that race!)  However, that race will decide the starting area for our adventures once we are out of the tutorial.

From there, we would travel around completing everything we can in the free areas.  Once that was done, we would pick another zone to unlock and run around in together.  Since we would get plenty of points, we should be able to keep unlocking zones for a bit.

If we need to, we will convert one week's event into a grind for points to unlock more zones.  Obviously if people want to skip that and use real money, that is fine... we welcome people to do what they like!  

The primary point of it all would simply be sticking together.  There's a wealth of options for things we can do over time, and nothing for payments is required (every zone, expansion, or other bit of content can be bought through the in game achievement points system... which is account wide.)


If you are interested, please do let us know!  We would be glad to welcome veterans or newcomers to Middle Earth!  Ideally starting in September, but that is flexible!

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Saighdiuir de na Iomproidh
Ruadhin
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Replied On: 08/16/2017 at 04:56 PM PDT
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TL:DR  Interested, mostly daytime hours, Pacific.

 

I haven't played LOTRO before, but I've heard good things about it over the last year, or so.  Let me read up a bit and DL the client.

My best times are normal business hours, PDT/PST, as I'm a drain on societ......ahem.....student (Pops, no comments on my age).  I do also play in the evenings, but I can't really do group/voice/stuff-worth-concentrating-on during that time, so I mostly solo and text-chat, then.  I'm also a friend of the Aussies, as I'm a bit of an insomniac, so I'm on late-night, too.

Last Edited on: 08/16/2017 at 04:57 PM
Born farmer's son. Will die Riverine.
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Salithrin
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Replied On: 08/16/2017 at 07:44 PM PDT
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My Sunday, your Saturday anytime/all day. Its really the only day that I can guarantee I'm available on a regular basis. I have pretty irregular work hours ATM from monday-saturday. I do have the occasional tuesday/Wednesday off but I have to play t that by ear.

 

Also re races, dwarves and elves are in the same starting area from memory?

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Stormsworn
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Replied On: 08/17/2017 at 05:54 AM PDT
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Last time I played LOTRO (years ago; I'm surprised to hear it's still going!), I stalled out at 30 because there was no one to play with and advancing became almost impossible. There was less solo content after 30, but most of the playerbase was max level so there was no way to catch up. Do you feel like that's still the case, or have they adjusted things?

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Ruadhin
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Replied On: 08/17/2017 at 08:48 PM PDT
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Is there a server and/or starting area I need to hit up to join the SA?

Last Edited on: 08/18/2017 at 01:30 AM
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Salithrin
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Replied On: 08/17/2017 at 11:44 PM PDT
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I was going to say that the game is fairly "easy" to solo now. It is not nearly as hard as it used to be. I did a quick google to confirm what I'm saying and found this

"you could tie both hands behind your back, blindfold yourself, and play any class in this game to level 100 just by tonguing your keyboard cause its all so damn easy

might wanna clean your keyboard first"

 

Lol.

 

I think it also depends on class, some will be easier to solo than others but.... the idea is that we'll be doing stuffs as a group, so you will have people to play with and don't have to worry about not being able to advance due to lack of people :P

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Sekkerhund
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Replied On: 08/18/2017 at 09:27 AM PDT
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Sorry, I wasn't aware that Fog had created a Social Adventure page, Lord of the Rings Online Social Adventure , so I'll get it filled out, updated and all that stuff.

To summarize, Landroval is the SA server.  To be eligible for invites, or pretty much anything, new characters must get through the Introduction quests and receive the Novice Trait.

I've donated my old level 10 guild to the SA (guild levels are time-locked, so it takes several months to unlock stuff like guild housing, etc.).  While I'm certain that I could get Fog's permission to rename the guild to GSCH, I probably will not.  It's a PITA (to keep explanation short and simple), although I would like to rename it, since I retired my personal guild brand, last year.

(PSA: Guild design in LOTRO is rather spartan, there's not much customization available.  Don't expect much.)

There is a Guild House, it's in a pretty cool Dwarven neighborhood spot.  They've also opened up some new Housing content a few years ago, so I am looking into what they've introduced.  I have a Lifetime VIP and decent amount of gold, so I can afford upgrades/new guild housing, if they have them.

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Ruadhin
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Replied On: 08/18/2017 at 05:58 PM PDT
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I made my first starter character.  Since I couldn't make a Dwarf healer (yet), I made a Human Captain, Vandayr of Gondor.

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Jairone
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Replied On: 08/26/2017 at 11:16 AM PDT
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FYI, we will be starting the everyone together runs in two weeks.  I'm looking at evening times PST on Saturdays for the group.  If anyone has any particular input there, please let me know!  If not, I will likely aim for ~6-7 PST starting time.

This seems like it would be the best balancing point for all, obviously if people need a night for going out or anything they are free to do so (we might adjust to having a night of off-character skirmishes or something if needed.)  The event will be weekly recurring.  We would like these characters to all stick together as best possible, so ideally having them dedicated to just this event.

If you can't make it Saturday nights, and can Saturday during the day, let me know as well.  We can always try to make a time earlier!

Members are more than welcome to make another character for outside these events... two of us tend to get together on Friday nights for other stuff.  I'm on working on characters and points for a Mordor article at other times.  We will more than happily assist!

Last Edited on: 08/26/2017 at 11:18 AM
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Dunseverik
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Replied On: 09/04/2017 at 09:56 PM PDT

Hello Everyone!

I'm a returning Gaiscioch member - been away a while, but I have been kept up to date via the newsletter Fog emails us.

I have a several characters in LOTRO on the Gladden server - but would be completely open to joining you all on Landroval!

Duns 

Last Edited on: 09/05/2017 at 06:15 AM
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Salithrin
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Replied On: 09/06/2017 at 06:28 PM PDT
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Yaayy!!! :D

I will be: Goofledin (dwarf guardian)

My bro: Goofledor (dwarf runekeeper)

My dorf is created and waiting in newb area

 

Couple of questions.

  1. - personally I'm hoping for variety in races, my bro is like "ALL DORFS NAO!! So the question being, will we have a few separate groups for the starter areas and get all together. OR get everyone together straight away with rally horns (I think in that case we need to skip the introduction book quests and start at book 1?)
  2. - Crafting. Is this somehing we will/should/want to get into and for everyone to pick a separate one to make sure we cover all bases or ignore crafting? (Personally, I'm all for skipping crafting as I no like but am happy to pick something up to cover something for group purposes)

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Ruadhin
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Replied On: 09/09/2017 at 03:14 PM PDT
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Was going to be there, but today I found out I am all that's evil in the world.  No gaming tonight.  Have fun, all.

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Prissy
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Replied On: 09/15/2017 at 01:39 PM PDT

Ok I made a bard/minstrel of course it is a hobbit named Prisie. I will not be able to make the event Friday 9/15. Just let me know where we are and at what levels and I will catch up.  I am a much better gather than I am a crafter so if it is ok I will be a gather and give the stuff to who needs it.

 

Prissy,

The Directionally Challenged Explorer

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Replied On: 09/15/2017 at 10:42 PM PDT
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