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  January Elections 2013
Posted by: Thoronthor - 24 Jan, 13, 16:40 - No Replies

A new year has come, time for a new council to be elected.

Voting on Leader will start on 31st of January, Elections will close with officer elections on the 8th of February.

All Members are strongly encouraged to consider standing for a term as a Council member.
If you want to stand for a post, there are now threads open in the rules section for each position, go apply!

Good luck to all candidates.

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  Upwards and onwards
Posted by: Thoronthor - 01 Jan, 13, 16:40 - Replies (15)

First of, on behalf of the entire officer crew I would like to wish all our members, recruits, friends and acquaintances a Happy New Year and we hope 2013 will be a magnificent year for everyone.

2012, it has to be said, was not the easiest year in TWA history, lack of content alternated with very hard content caused many issues with member activity and class balance within the kin. However, 2012 was also the year that proved that the system of governing that we have put in place works.
Of course not without it's drama and setbacks, however the kinship is still here, still strong and still a force to be reckoned with.

It is easy to look back and see the negative sides, for example the loss of some of our older and more outspoken members, or the inability to do all of Orthanc in T2. But one should also look at these in a positive way, TWA recognises when certain personalities no longer fit and has the ability to part ways in a friendly fashion. And TWA gets further into the top end content than any other casually oriented kinship on the server.

But ultimately we should look back and see things that truly matter, 2012 saw the addition of some great new members, not only in the game but in real life as well. By my count 4 babies were born to kinship members this year, each one joyfully announced on our own forum, an unprecedented number in the kinships history. New relationships were forged and new friendships and the bonds that hold us together tightened even more.
There was also hardship, none less so than for our officer Grimdoin, but the support and compassion shown by everyone in the kinship should make clear without a doubt we are more family than kinship, and together we can conquer the most dire of situations.

In 2013 TWA will continue to strive to be a home for an eclectic mix of personalities, we will continue to strive to bring top tier content to not just the raiders but all members willing and able and wanting to do it. We will continue to provide a low pressure environment when it comes to gaming commitment, that is to say, this kin will always acknowledge that real life must and does come first while at the same time help those with less time, or less luck, as much as possible.

The game changes and the community changes, thanks to our democratic system we are one of the few kinships in the game able to deal with these changes in a timely, fair and balanced way. I hope that members realise, like me, that they are part of something unique and treasure the experience.

For 2013 I ask everyone to look upwards and onwards, to make it our greatest year yet, to bring honour to the TWA tag, to make jealous those without it, to continue to help and care for each other as you did so splendidly last year, to continue to find solutions to the problems we face as a group and not just as individuals. To work together, cry together, laugh together and curse together (usually at me).

In 2013 let's make our light shine brighter than ever.

Annui Calad

Your proud leader,

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  September Elections
Posted by: Thoronthor - 12 Sep, 12, 12:43 - No Replies

This is the official announcement for the Kinship's September elections.

As of right now threads are open in the kinship rules section in which people can announce their candidacy for one of 7 seats in 3 different positions, Leader, Deputy and Officer.
Full members can put down their name up until the voting for a position is opened.

The schedule for voting is as follows:
27th September - Start Leader voting
29th September - End Leader voting

30th September - Start Deputy voting
2nd October - End Deputy voting

3rd October - Start Officer voting
5th October - End Officer voting

All deadlines will be on 20:00 PM UK time (forum time) and this will be strictly enforced.

For further information please read the kinship constitution or ask any of the officers for clarification.

Good luck to all candidates.

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  Chieftain Grimmjaw
Posted by: Thoronthor - 07 Sep, 12, 22:32 - Replies (23)

Finally made rank 12 after many years of hard work.

As always thanks to all creeps and freeps that make warging so much fun.
And as a bonus ranked with a kill on good 'ol Berty, what a night.

on to rank 13 ..600.000 infamy to go QQ

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  Summer Games: Hide & Seek
Posted by: Ingaras - 14 Aug, 12, 11:24 - Replies (4)

As a holiday variation to our kinship events like horse racing and junk collecting, I'd like to introduce you to a brand new online version of Hide & Seek! It's inspired by some of the old 'Where was this picture taken?' threads we used to have and since you can choose when to start the game, it's perfect for the relaxed summer season!

So what does it involve? You pick a team-mate from our kinship or FotW members and get 5 sets of 2 pictures starring a LOTRO NPC! Together, your job will be to find that NPC and enter his or her name, and whichever team finds the 10 NPCs in the shortest amount of time wins! There will always be one picture in a level range of 1-40ish and one 40ish-75, so I highly recommend that veterans team up with recruits and vice-versa.

If everything goes smoothly, I'll keep the game open until RoR-release in a couple of weeks and arrange a nice price for the winners!

How does it work then?
1) You go to the Game Page and select your team-mate

2) Your team-mate goes to the Game Page and Accepts your team request. The clock starts running!

3) You'll both get the first two pictures (one on the left, one on the right), looking like this (there might be a few seconds delay, when in doubt refresh the page):
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You'll see right away that this is Aragorn, so you could enter Aragorn in the input field and help your friend with the 2nd picture. If you didn't remember Aragorn's name, you'd see he's standing in the Guest House in Rivendell so you'll go there and find out he's called plain and simple Aragorn.

- You'll need to enter the exact name, first and last, as displayed in-game of the most front-and-center NPC.

4) You can hit the submit button when you entered a single name to see if it's correct, but will only continue to the next set of pictures after both names are correct, so proper teamwork is required for the best times!

5) If you take a long time before entering the right answers, a hint will appear beneath the pictures pointing you where to go to avoid endless frustration.

6) Once you've completed the 5 sets, you'll be redirected to the results page to find out how you did.

Obviously these can't all be checked, but I trust you all to play fair.

- NO Googling! If you see the Bree stable-master, go to Bree to find his name!
- In the interest of fairness, NO Hunter/Hunter or Hunter/Warden teams please!
- NO Telling! There's only 1 set of pictures, so if you've done the game already, keep the answers to yourself... and that includes sudden Captain summons right next to pictured NPCs and similar creative solutions Wink
- NPCs involved in the photographs are excluded from participation!
- I'll not be responsible for loss of limb, virtual or real, or other damages caused by participating in this game...

In case of trouble, feel free to send me a forum message!

Start Now ->

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  TheWesternAlliance.org on IPv6
Posted by: Ingaras - 05 Jun, 12, 01:08 - Replies (2)

Since tomorrow will be 'World IPv6 day', the day that major internet providers like Google, Facebook, Mozilla and Microsoft start making their sites reachable over the new Internet Addressing system called IPv6, I've done some tweaking and our site should now also be fully reachable on its IPv6 address: [2a00:1c18:401:c00::586:2] !

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  Login issues
Posted by: Thoronthor - 04 Jun, 12, 20:45 - Replies (3)

For those not able to log into the game and getting an ERROR 50000 message when trying to login.

Turbine screwed something up again during maintenance and are now ineffectually and slowly trying to fix the problem.

As of 20:18 GMT Celestrata had this to say on the Turbine forum

Quote:During our investigation, the login servers have been made unavailable once more. We are still investigating this issue, and when I get an update, I'll let you all know.

For more information visit this thread

If you are logged in and want to continue playing today, do not log out.

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  F&F Down T2
Posted by: Tharelon - 15 May, 12, 21:32 - Replies (11)

Fire and Frost down in Tier 2!  :vh1:

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  Update 7 Bullroarer Release Notes
Posted by: Eresmir - 04 May, 12, 19:31 - Replies (15)

The Bullroarer release notes (subject to change) are now available!


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  Orthanc T1 raid Sunday
Posted by: Kairos - 19 Apr, 12, 15:34 - Replies (1)

As Thursday's raid was cancelled, I have posted a T1 Ortanc raid for Sunday evening (Fire & Frost and Acid wings), with priority to those who still need the deeds on their main. Sunday raids have not been very popular in the past, so we'll have to see how much interest there is.

I will in any case post another T1 raid in the near future, probably on May Day...

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