Welcome to The Western Alliance website!
The Western Alliance or TWA for short is a rank 10 Lord of the Rings Online kinship. We are based on the european Laurelin server. The kinship was created on the game's launch day and has survived to this day. We consist of a mature member group but with members ranging from ages 16 to 60. We encourage sillyness, laughter and mutual respect.
As a kinship our continuing mission is to provide our members with the full spectrum of content available in the game, from low level crafting to End game raids, if our members want to do it, we try to find a way to support it. Of course member involvement and initiative are highly encouraged.
We have no requirements except that our members conform to the server rules regarding fair play and RP, and behave themselves in an appropriate manner to uphold the good name of the kinship. Aside from that, members can be as involved or uninvolved in any of the kinship activities as they wish.
Also an important note, TWA is governed as a democracy, with elections for leader and officers being held every 4 months, so 3 times a year.
TWA is always willing to have friendly ties with other kinships on the server, and if you have any questions about anything at all feel free to PM, email or contact an officer in game or on the forum.
We hope you enjoy the game and hope to see you around in Middle Earth.
- Current Leader and Kinship Magister, Thoronthor Arandan, Captain.
For more information about The Western Alliance please proceed to our forum or use the menu on your left.
Wed 27 Nov 13, 21:48 GMT by Thoronthor | Views: 298 | Comments: 0
A heads up to all you gamers out there, i think there might be a few here
Steam Autumn Sales have started today, check the steam shop daily for some great deals
Mon 2 Sep 13, 15:44 BST by Ingaras | Views: 2646 | Comments: 0
Just got an email that the datacentre our server is hosted in is performing emergency maintenance to one of their main routers. While they do switch to backups, there's a good chance traffic to and from the server will either be slow, interrupted or not available during the following period:
Window Commences: Monday, 02 September 2013 - 21h30 UK time
Window Concludes: Monday, 02 September 2013 - 23h59 UK time
Sun 28 Jul 13, 15:03 BST by Thoronthor | Views: 4719 | Comments: 5
LOTRO Community Site Revamp July 28 - Aug 1, 2013 - ESTIMATED
On Monday July 29 at 10AM Eastern time, the LOTRO Forums will be placed into read only mode and a forum, “Temporary Discussions” will be created for each of our supported languages (English, German, and French). Posts in these forums will not be saved or copied to the new forum. It is only being created so that players can continue to interact with us and each other during the maintenance. We encourage everyone to follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook to keep up to date as we will be posting updates and status changes there. If there are issues during the deployment our social media channels may be the only means available to us to update you. We currently expect the migration to take up to 4 days to complete.
What is staying and being improved:
The forums will be upgraded to a newer version of VBulletin. Changes will include:
The forum styling/appearance will be updated and will now scale to the full width of your browser window.
A new “Community Digest” page that will have links to lotteries, forums, and updated news.
The reputation system will be discontinued.
Forum performance will be improved.
Forums should perform better on mobile devices.
The lottery widget is going away and a new Lottery page is taking its place. Several small changes have been made that should make it easier to see which lotteries you are eligible for, which you have entered, and your winnings after the fact. You should also now be able to see all lotteries, even if your character cannot enter them. The “no lottery” message should also now correctly state there are no lotteries running if there are no active lotteries.
Character Copy for Bullroarer and Beta.
The character copy system we use for Bullroarer and beta testing will be improved and easier to use.
The following features are being discontinued:
The LOTRO Lorebook
Character and Kinship Data and Pages
Item Icons / Tooltips
Tue 14 May 13, 23:05 BST by Thoronthor | Views: 7471 | Comments: 1
Winter has come and gone and spring is making way quick, time for the summertime council to be elected.
All full members may stand for any position they wish and any full member on day one of elections may cast their vote on their favourite candidates.
Applications for candidacy start NOW
May 30 to June 1st
June 2nd to June 4th
June 5th to June 7th
For any questions contact an officer or read the constitution (which you obviously have already done)
Good luck to all candidates.
Mon 22 Apr 13, 20:01 BST by Thoronthor | Views: 9193 | Comments: 5
Some of you may have noticed a minot hickup with mumble not accepting passwords today.
It sometimes happens when the mumble server stops communicating with the forum to receive the username and passwords we use. Should it happen in the future remember that the generic password will remain valid but will only work if you use a different username.
Anyway the issue has now been resolved and you may log in again using the regular settings, sorry for the inconvenience.