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Kin Meeting October 24, 2014

Cait, Oct 24, 14 11:15 PM.
Kaylorin: ok nap time.. er I mean its time for the kin meeting to start so all pay attention
Bredor: nap time!!! WOOT WOOT!!!

Bredor: oh and bull pucky a relic removal scroll doesn't remove crafted relics!
Kaylorin: it will eventually.. you just have to wait to do it.. we covered that I think 2 weeks ago now in kin meeting
Hezraldor: in update 15 relic removal scrolls will remove crafted relics
Kaylorin: that is one of the changes they introduced into the build with the beornings that has been tested on bullroarer.. so when that becomes live you should be able to remove crafted relics.. assuming that change makes it to live, most do but not everything they test
Hezraldor: one thing they didn't mention but was added, is stat tomes are getting a boost, instead of +10 its +20 and +20 its +40 for upper level tomes, and they will go to 20 available tomes

Kaylorin: Ok not a very long agenda again this week. Things have been mostly quiet. So should be a brief meeting. In fact Cait's Did You Know should be about twice the size of the rest of the meeting.
Kaylorin: Since we are talking about Bullroarer currently there was a new build introduced this afternoon. So those who want to try it out update your bullroarer clients. Mostly its improvements to Beorning class but there were a few other things I noticed.

Kaylorin: Firstly .. drum roll .. the Thespian Deed of the Yule festival has been fixed. You will now be able to complete the deed and it only took them 4 years to correct that bug.
Eorand: One of those times where I kinda wanna say better late than never...but it's pretty late!
Kaylorin: The cost of all Hytbold rebuild quests stages have been reduced to 1 token. Meaning if you are still bothering with Hytbold and its something you should probably do if you never have, then it should go much faster in future.

Kaylorin: The damage output and morale of the mobs in the new Pelargir epic battle have been reduced to what they describe as something more reasonable. That might make it suck less but probably not.
Bredor: lol!

Kaylorin: Beornings use 3 wrath every 3 seconds rather than every second so you get to be a bear for longer. There have been various changes to graphics to reduce clipping issues and there are now Beorning LI traders in the usual places.
Kaylorin: That concludes the bullrorarer but feel free to use our forums to give news about anything else you find or your experiences with Beornings etc.

Kaylorin: Suggestions are welcomed for Tuesday deed nights. Lately we have done specific virtues and worked through the areas that give that virtue however we can also do specific areas if people need. So be sure and give us your suggestions.
Kaylorin: Most regulars now have completed the Tarlang's Crown quests but we can run them for new people when needed. Otherwise the Wednesday 100s group is now mostly doing 100 instances. Suggestions also appreciated there.
Kaylorin: The Sunday mid level group is now questing its way through Trollshaws and anyone in late 30s - mid 40s is welcome to attend.
Kaylorin: For tomorrow's instance runs we are thinking Bells of Dale and/or one of the Erebor 3 mans.
Kaylorin: So if people have any preference let us know, and hopefully see you there. Most events are 8 pm cst, saturday night runs are 9 pm cst and I believe this weekend the civilized world changes their clocks so non-Americans may find a greater than usual difference between their local time and CST.

Kaylorin: This week's item of the week is a level 30 wrist piece with agility, power and crit and extra Tolerance virtue. [Gemmed Bracelet of the Fox]. Speak to an officer if you would like this item.

Kaylorin: On sale this week in the Turbine store we have Runekeeper and Warden classes at 25% off, both very good classes and worth getting if you don't have already. Also 25% off character slots and slayer deed accelerators.
Eorand: Supposedly with Update 15, the maximum number of character slots will bump up to 21 or so.

Kaylorin: Finally the best part of the meeting is here. It is time for Cait to enlighten us with details of some aspect of LoTRO which is easily overlooked and I understand its a good one this week, especially with all the group events I have outlined already coming up. So with no more ado, other to Cait. Time to wake up everybody!

As you know, the Dawnbreakers run group content events 5 days a week. In tonight's did you know I wanted to share some of the commonly recommended settings that can make running instances a little easier.
Target assist is a small window that shows the name of one or two fellowship members and what they are targeting. As a leader, I am horrible about remembering to set a target assist, but the idea is that you select the tank or a knowledgeable DPS'er. Then the group clicks on the target assist window so that everyone is killing the same monster, which then means that when there are multiple foes we are taking them out faster. This also centralizes the threat and aids killing mobs in the right order, esp when that is crucial.
Target skill forwarding works hand in hand with the target assist window. It allows your skills to forward to the target of the team mate you have selected. This is especially important for a healer that is there to heal and do dps.
Target direction arrow puts a dotted line on the ground at your feet, and leads off in the direction of your target. The dots are a bit hard to see until you get used to looking for them.
Put your FM window as well as the FM Selection UI window in a spot where you can see them easily when they pop up. Make sure that they aren't over top of each other. If there is an FM pre-selected for the fellowship, it is important to follow the pattern, unless a leader calls out to go all green/blue.
Target of Target is another useful feature. If you're the Tank, you want to know when the enemy is heading toward your healer.
Turning off Other's Floating Damage can help a little bit with lag.
For healers in particular enabling the UI to only show dispellable effects can clear much of the clutter of icons under the health bars of your fellowship. It lets you quickly identify when someone has a disease or wound that can be cured.
Another good trick for healers is the shift/H interface. Mouse over a fellowship member and then press shift H and you'll get a small panel that pops up. This allows you to position it any where on your screen and have an easy box to click to re-select that party member. It works on non-party members too, so could be used on bosses as well.
and that is my Did you Know this week!

Kaylorin: Thank you as always Cait. Very informative. I use the Shift H trick a lot when healing. It is also worth saying that for those of you who use plugins there are some good ones that can highlight when particular buffs are in place, like buffbars, which can also be useful for seeing when benefits are in place and timing the use of particular skills.

Kaylorin: That concludes all the points I have. Does anyone else have any further points. If not we will see about getting an epic battle run together.
Eorand: Love Buffbars and Palantir..and a handful of other plug-ins. They're quite helpful without making the game overly easy. They just help increase awareness.

Kin Meeting October 17, 2014

Cait, Oct 17, 14 11:32 PM.
Kaylorin: Thank you all for attending. Fair amount of news this week.

Kaylorin: The first announcement is my least favorite duty as kin leader, other than actually kicking people out of the kinship that is. LoTRO is a great game and it brings us a lot of pleasure, however for some people it is more than a game, it is what provides for their children and pays their rent.
Kaylorin: I therefore regret having to say that WB confirmed earlier in the week another round of layoffs at Turbine.
Kaylorin: We do not know how many left, Turbine have not said anything about who was effected, though we believe Produktion, the producer and Kehleyr, one of the chief quality personnel who organized testing are believed to be among the victims. It is noted that neither has posted since or replied to the speculation about their departure.
Kaylorin: Previously when staff were still at Turbine they have often posted to confirm this. We do have a statement from Rowan, LoTRO producer, who says that the layoffs were anticipated and do not change any of their current plans for LoTRO.
Kaylorin: Infinite Crisis, their new MOBA is due for launch soon, so it may be many of the extra staff they took on were no longer needed. It also seems that WB is transitioning Turbine to focus more on the mobile market and there are several current vacancies at Turbine for mobile developers.
Zyion: mobile, like smart phone apps?
Eleenadal: I don't doubt you but -- and I may be wrong, but that sounds like a political statement I would hear from Washington.
Alkurelm: I wish Infinite Crisis had a BOT mode.

Kaylorin: Interestingly, we saw a new Lord of the Rings game released from WB Games this week. I speak of Legends of Middle Earth which is an android RPG. It is available on Google Play. I tried it earlier today. It is graphically very nice but there is no game play to it at all, essentially it consists of pressing the explore button a lot. Combat doesn't involve any player intervention at all
Kaylorin: So if this is the future, this release doesn't entire bode well for complexity of game play.

Kaylorin: However we will see what happens and our thoughts go to those turbine staff who lost their jobs this week and we can only wish them the best for the future.
Alkurelm: The future of gaming is 1 hour campaigns and PvP being forced down our throats.
Cait: fewer staff also means it is even less likely that they will change their minds and add raids back in

Kaylorin: Last week we heard about the postponement of the new imbuing process which enables LIs to level with you.We have discussed it a few times here but today we learned about changes from the original plans.
Kaylorin: "The original plan was that you could only imbue an item that was at level cap (100) and fully leveled. Hoarse may have pulled back on that (to make it less restrictive), but we fully intend to make your existing LIs imbue-able"
Cait: Hoarse-Dev...a lead programmer
Kaylorin: This could mean that if you have a level 95 first age LI and not a level 100 one, it might be worth hanging onto it and potentially leveling it to see if you can imbue it in the future.

Kaylorin: There was a new Bullroarer release today. No major changes from the previous one. Generally Beornings have got a good reaction from the players who have tested them out. If you want to try them yourself, download the bullroarer client. You will need to purchase it with tp but there are free tp each day on bullroarer so that isn't a problem.
Cait: TP purchases on Bullroarer do not affect your TP total on normal servers
Hezraldor: it is a good idea to read all the sticky threads on the Bullroarer forum if you plan to play beta for the first time

Kaylorin: I also tried out the new epic battle. I think it will be good as a 6 man but unfortunately only the duo/solo version is currently available and I thought it sucked. Those who don't like epic battles will like it, but those who enjoy the existing battles may not like how little impact their roles have in the new battle.
Kaylorin: Its also tough for light armor wearers as you lead a group of brain dead soldiers about who refuse to engage the foe until you have got their attention first and in many cases died. Oh and finally if it couldn't get any better.. the suicidal sons of Elrond are there too.
Bredor: So I take it you didn't like it much Kay... lol
Kaylorin: I thought I hid that well.. what gave it away?
Bredor: Just a gut feeling.
Eleenadal: I think it was his laugh as he stabbed himself
Kaylorin: It will probably work well with a group and a real tank etc, but its not one I would try solo without a heavy armored character.

Kaylorin: Deed nights run every Tuesday and we are always glad of your suggestions and input. This week we did some of the deeds for the fidelity virtue including the Angmar Circle of Despair deed which involves running up to many strongly fortified and patrolled citadels. That may be the first time someone under level 40 has got that deed.
Kaylorin: Wednesday we have 100s night which will either be in TC or possibly a level 100 instance, whatever people want in future as most people are close to finishing the TC quests now.
Kaylorin: And Saturdays, including tomorrow, we will be running an instance or skirmish. Precisely what has still to be determined. So turn up and enjoy the surprise ;)
Kaylorin: Those events are all 8 pm central time except Saturday which is normally 9 pm.
Zyion: what levels are welcome on Saturdays?
Cait: all are welcome, but skirms start at 20 and instances generally start at 30
Kaylorin: Sunday is the low, now mid level group, which is now questing its way through the Trollshaws. Anyone with a char in late 30's - mid 40's is welcome to attend.

Kaylorin: for anyone not sporting one of those nice extra xp stones, we have a nice mid 50's pocket item as Item of the Week, this week. Lots of agility and fate and a nice stacking crit buff. [Key of the Ancient Barrow]
Kaylorin: This week's turbine store sale concerns storage-related items including 20% off shared storage, vault upgrades, inventory slots and currency cap (f2p/premium only)
Kaylorin: Use code RALLY5 for a free rally horn. Useful for summoning group members.
Hezraldor: the free item code can be used 5 times per account

Kaylorin: And now over to Cait for another in her wonderful series of Did You Knows? In which she sheds light on some remote and neglected aspect of the game. So time for everyone's favorite part of the meeting and time to wake up as I hand over to our deputy kin leader

Collecting materials for Crafting is often very tedious. The earliest zone with a special mini-instance that is known as Crafting Instances is Moria. These solo instances allow anyone to go in and do quests to kill assorted monsters, though someone who is a crafter of that certain type will be able to also collect approximately 20-40 nodes in a very short period of time.
You can collect wood, ore and scholar mats in these instances. These are daily quests, repeatable once a day per instance. I did read something about the Moria crafting instance nodes apparently spawning once every 3 days.
The mats for collection are: 
Scholar - Tier 6 - Moria, winding way(west of 21st hall)
- Tier 8 - Hytbold, East Rohan (Behind the mead hall)
- Tier 9 - Entwood, Gemyndsted

Lumber - Moria, Zelem Melek(S out of 21st, left, fall down 1 story, 2nd entrance on the right)
- Hytbold, East Rohan (Behind the mead hall)
- Direnfirel, Kingstead, West Rohan

Ore - Moria,  Red Horn Lodes (along the northern wall, about 2/3 of the way to the Mirror in the bug area)
- Hytbold, East Rohan (Behind the mead hall)
- Stangraf, Entwood

Each of the Moria crafting instance areas have 2 instances that you can go in and clear out. All the mobs inside them are ones needed for Moria slayer deeds, merrevail, cave claws(these drop leather) and orcs. There are 3 rep vendors outside the 2 instances, selling assorted things, including a key that opens a chest next to them that will have more of that resource item. Another item you can barter for are the level 65 Loth Lorien gold leaves that are great for level 65 teal jewelry...a good option if you aren't doing big battles for jewelry. There are 3 quests per crafting instance, so you can get a max of 18 barter tokens a day.

There is only 1 of each type of instance at Hytbold, and you have to rebuild a bit of it before you can gain access to them. All 3 of the Hytbold crafting instances are located behind the mead hall, follow the path around the left side of the Hall.

The 3rd set of crafting instances came into the game with Update 13, this past April. I have to admit that I haven't ever run any of these, and from the limited info I could find about them, they came in with the flooded Isengard area, but the slayers inside them were linked to that level (95) and to the 85 deeds.

The Crafting Instances also are one of the few ways to get the Compendiums of Middle Earth, a component needed for making crafted relics, the 4th relic slot in your LI's.
Hezraldor: to access the 95 crafting instances you have to go to the fangorn and done the prereq fangorn quests to access them
And that is this week's Did you Know!

Cait: That's all the points that we have. Does anyone have any news or comments to bring up to the Kin?
Lalfo: I have one
Lalfo: for Mac Client users
Lalfo: the client works great on 10.10, however the store is not working
Lalfo: but i am not crashing every 45 mins...
Cait: hmm. I wonder if that was Ivrenn's problem last night...

Hezraldor: Tuesday is the start of the fall festival and runs till November 2, which means the haunted barrow will be opening

Alkurelm: Speaking of Early AM, that's the time I'll be playing on my days off for a while. I'm out of the training stages of my new job and the shift I'm going on is at night right now.

Kin Meeting October 10,2014

Cait, Oct 10, 14 11:10 PM.
Kaylorin: ok everyone thanks for attending as always. Apologies for the lack of a kin meeting last week. There was a very destructive hail storm mid afternoon Thursday last week. Only lasted about 15 minutes but by the time it was over more than 100,000 people in the immediate vacinity were without power. Also half our kitchen was flooded and water was also rising from the livingroom floor. Ironically the two rooms that escaped the flooding earlier in the year. We were without power for more than 30 hours and only avoided losing all the food in the freezer by taking it across town to a friend who still had power and putting in in her freezer. So it was a fraught couple of days. Cait still had power at work and was able to pass on a message that there would not be a meeting. Thank you to Darror for sending on the message and thank you to all the kin members who expressed concern about us or send good wishes. We did hate not being able to be here for those days but even once power was back Saturday we still had a lot to put right again.

Kaylorin: Normally I leave Turbine news to the end but as there was a fair amount this week we will open with that. Firstly that was a new producers letter. You can read it at https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?557012-A-Letter-From-Executive-Producer-Aaron-Campbell-October-2014&p=7247100#post7247100.
Kaylorin: Key points are that the imbuing process, which will allow you to retain the same LI permanently, is delayed until about April now. The next update will bring a new epic battle and 4 new regions of Gondor and in 2015 we should be reaching Osgiliath and Minas Tirith - two major locations in the story. The letter also contained a little further information about Beornings.
Kaylorin: However today Bullroarer the test server opened up.. so if anyone wants to play a Beorning or has any questions.. that is the place to go. You can go play a Beorning there now. Currently the class costs 1000 tp on Bullroarer and that is a provisional price but sounds realistic to me, especially given that the other classes which are sold are 795 tp but warden and rk were both old classes by the time that f2p came to game so I would expect a new class to go for a little more.

Kaylorin: Also available to test is the new Pelargir Epic Battle, the first to let you go on the offensive and attack rather than trying to defend an area. This is currently only available as solo/duo but the notes promise a 6 man is coming so we may soon have something new to do as a kin on Friday evenings.

Kaylorin: The only other thing I pulled out of the update notes is that relic removal scrolls will now also return crafted relics too. This sounds like a good idea though I can see a backlash from crafters about the loss in sales.

Kaylorin: If anyone does go over Bullroarer and try anything out, or finds any changes not recorded in the notes, be sure and let us have details and your views on the changes and new features/areas etc.

Kaylorin: An interesting thread emerged on the forums earlier in the week. Detailing a small incident on the Gladden server. Whilst no one from Turbine has come forward to confirm the account of events, neither have they denied it or closed the thread and they have had plenty of time to do so, hence we may therefore assume the events happened, and that new Turbine producer Produktion Malphunktion did in fact wander into the Etenmoors as an Ent and a Troll. For those interested the thread is here and there are two videos of what happened. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?556875-Producer-sighting

Kaylorin: In terms of kin activities, we will probably be doing skirmishes on Saturday and the low level group which is now in the mid-late 30s will be working their way through Trollshaws again on Sunday. Let us have details of what you would like to do at the Deed Night on Tuesday. 100s group runs every wednesday for those of you with max level chars.

Kaylorin: This week's item of the week is a very nice medium armor helmet. Plenty of vitality and agility would suit warden, burglar or hunter probably. Is part of a set with some nice set bonuses too. [Longthol]. Let an officer know if you have an alt who would like.

Kaylorin: The turbine store sale this week is about cosmetics with 30% off various cosmetic pieces, cosmetic slots (character and warsteed), wardrobe slots and mounted combat trait slots.
Kaylorin: You can use code HUP88 to get 5 universal morale potions

Kaylorin: The limited time steed currently available is the Steed of Thorins hall which is actually pretty nice looking with a lit torch that has a nice smoke effect as the horse moves. If you are into collecting horses or warsteed cosmetics this horse is probably worth checking out. There is a thread with more details here https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?557043-Steed-of-Thorin-s-Hall&s=8e5f110a662e6cda89503945b6b7b667

Kaylorin: And now it is time for the highlight of the week. Sadly the last in the series of Did You Knows about the kinship, namely Things You Don't know about your kin leader, got cancelled last week and will never be rescheduled. Cait has now finished that kin series and is back to regular Did You Knows. So, over to her for the latest set of information about a little known aspect of game

Most of us are aware that certain quests allow you to see events from the eyes one another person. These quests are called session play. In tonight's Did you Know I want to talk about one of the most unique session plays, Chicken play!
The challenge of the chicken play session play chain is to run around Middle Earth as a level 1 chicken, avoiding mobs that would love to have you for dinner!
There is a pre-requisite quest to do the chicken play. You start by talking to Farmer Wald Sandson at his farm in the Shire near Michel Delving. Farmer Sandson has you go look at his prize chicken Bilena, who seems very distressed. Talking to Bilena sends you into the series of quests that teach you the abilities of the chicken.
Once you complete the training quests, the fun really begins. Your next set of 6 quests can be done in any order. You will run to locations in Ered Luin, Bree, Evendim, Lone Lands, North Downs and Trollshaws.

For completing this far, you get a cosmetic cloak with a chicken on it...the Sandson Family Crest

Hezraldor: and you can play as a golden chicken

Next, you return to Farmer Sandson. Then the hardest part...you are a free range chicken!
With a limit of 8 hours, you now have to complete the Free Range Deed. You have to find 24 animals to talk to, chicken nests and chicken stones. If you do not complete this in a single session, the deed log resets.
This is considered by most to be the hardest deed in the game!And that is my did you know for tonight.
There is also a title...Crosser of Roads

Kaylorin: Thank you Cait. We have run kin chicken play events a couple of times, getting our chickens to places like rivendell and angmar. It can be a lot of fun so if you have never tried it, go test out chickenplay now you have details. We also have more information on session/chickenplay in the Library section of kin website under gameplay.
Hezraldor: you have not lived until you have taken part in a horde of chickens attacking a wolf

Kaylorin: That concludes all the points on my agenda. Does anyone have any other issues to raise with kinmates or questions to ask. If not then we will see about doing an epic battle if we can find enough people interested.

Kin Meeting September 26, 2014

Cait, Sep 26, 14 10:01 PM.
Kaylorin: Thank you all for attending. Litle late starting as I had to check up on a few agenda items. Hence a slight delay.

Kaylorin: Turbine posted a Winter Events thread, this week. As always it is tentative but those who don't want those parties to clash with Hobnanigans or anything else game related can use it as a guide for planning the next few months. You can find it at https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?&postid=7239493#post7239493

Kaylorin: Dodge and Jamie, or Merric and Goldenstar as they are better known run the Casually Strolling Through MMOs website and used to run the Casual Stroll To Mordor podcast which was always a good listen. They are well known MMO/LoTRO celebrities who are joining in this year's Extra Life event. Extra Life of course being the charity that Turbine former community manager, Sapience has moved to. Anyone wanting to support their efforts to raise money for sick children can visit http://cstm.mymiddleearth.com/2014/09/support-merric-and-goldenstar-in-the-extra-life-2014-event/
Lesraldor: so go earn special mounts and titles
Antawine: worthy cause also.

Kaylorin: Speaking of LoTRO celebrities, well known podcaster, Corey Olsen, the Tolkien Professor, President of Mythgard Institute which offers courses in fantasy literature including Tolkien, will be joined by senior Turbine World Designer Chris Pierson to discuss the issues in converting Middle Earth into game form, on Wednesday 1st Oct at 1 pm eastern.
Kaylorin: You should be able to download the podcast later if you miss the livestream on the LoTRO site.

Kaylorin: The Sunday Night low .. almost medium .. level group worked their way this week through some of the North Downs epic and started on the Trollshaws region which people bought the other week. If you missed out some regions are on sale again this week.
Kaylorin: Anyone in mid 30s to mid 40s is welcome to join the group as we quest our way through Trollshaws
Kaylorin: Tomorrow we should be running some form of instance but I have no idea what at this time. So suggestions welcomed. Tuesday is Deed Night and Wednesday the ever popular 100s group takes max level players into the dangerous new group area, Tarlang's Crown.

Kaylorin: Speaking of 100s, this weeks Item of week is a level 100 pocket item [Potent Resolute Bauble of Tactics] nice will and vitality there. Speak to an officer if you would like.

Kaylorin: Slightly complex store sale this week. It was advertised as 20% off quest packs and other things whereas it is actually 50% off specific quest packs and 20% off the other sale items. Quest packs are Evendim, North Downs, Misty Mountains, Forochel, Eregion, Great River, Lothlorien and Wildermore. Possibly Trollshaws but couldnt check that.
Kaylorin: The items which are 20% off are mithril coins, 1 hour 100% xp boosts, and max morale and power scrolls.
Kaylorin: This weekend only.. 75% off warden, 50% off 100% crafting crit scrolls, and 50% off xp disablers (stone of tortoise).
Kaylorin: You can use code EAT59 to get 5 free universal regeneration food.

Kaylorin: And it is a lootbox weekend.. so cait will be very happy..speaking of Cait. Its time for her Did You Know segment. So prepare yourself not to miss any of the indepth information she imparts this week as it scrolls rapidly by your screens. Though anyone who misses it can find it on the kin website later in the week.

Cait: A very short did you know this week...(mainly because I got home very late last night)
Sometimes you want to lock items in your bags to keep yourself from selling them accidentally. There are 2 ways to accomplish this. First, while at a vendor, in the sell window, you can click the lock icon. The other way is to open your inventory, click the lock icon at the top left of bag 1 and then click on the item that you don't want to sell.
One interesting thing to note, if you put that item into your bank storage, you will not see the lock icon on that item. If you puul that item back out of your bank, it will automatically lock again.
and that's this week's did ya know!

Kaylorin: Thank you Cait. Always informative. People are welcome to contact you with suggestions for future segments. Now does anyone have any issues to raise or questions to ask of kinmates before we see about getting an epic battle run together?
Kaylorin: If not, then please let Cait know if you would like to participate in the epic battle. You need to own Helms Deep and have completed the first epic battle solo at least.

Kin Meeting September 19, 2014

Cait, Sep 19, 14 11:15 PM.
Kaylorin: Thanks for attending as always. Another fairly short agenda. I need a spy in turbine there has been very little information from there recently.

Kaylorin: Latest from the SHIELD runs - only kidding as we all know SHIELD finished last week. However for those who cannot live without seeing a Turbine employee live-streaming, Frelorn, the new community manager, is now offering his own stream every Thursday from 1 pm est. He seems to be levelling a minstrel from what I can tell so anyone wanting help and advice on mini might find it helpfull

Kaylorin: There are many things I will do for you .. but I have limits .. and this is one of them.. today is of course Talk Like No Pirate In History Ever Spoke day and for those of you who cannot get enough Yaars the standard quest is running today just across the river from the Brandywine bridge. You will find a sailor there today who will have you collect various things.
Kaylorin: Most years it doesn't get a lot of publicity.. last year it had more profile as you could get bounders bounty tokens from it.. this year its back to obscurity but if you want eyepatches and such things its good for those cosmetics
Antawine: lol. Just what a hunter needs. One eye covered.
Zyrapko: makes it easier for you to aim

Kaylorin: Speaking of the non eye patch variety, the patch for update 14.2 hit at the start of the week and brought a welcome change to top crafting tier graphics. No more red emeralds! No news yet on what update 15 contains though.
Cait: in fact, many items have been re-colored

Kaylorin: Tomorrow we have the Helegrod raid scheduled so those of you 50+ feel free to join us as we attempt to rid the world of an undead dragon. Starts 9 pm cst.

Kaylorin: This week's Item of the Week is a level 100 medium armor helm, lots of vitality and agility with crit defence, evade and parry. Let an officer know if you would like it [Greater Steadfast Helmet of Protection]

Kaylorin: On sale this week in Turbine store are stat tomes, regeneration food, run speed boosts and +5% attack boosts, all at 30% off. This weekend only you can use code CT3014 for 30% off anything in your cart.
Kaylorin: Also you can get a free essence removal scroll with code ESS775

Kaylorin: And now it is time for the best part of the week. Seeing as she has exposed all the dark secrets of the game itself as you saw last week she has now turned her attention to the kin itself and here is the second in her kin-related Did You Know? sections. So over to Cait.

In this week's did you know I wanted to cover the Kin's website. 
The URL is http://www.thedawnbreakersvilya.guildportal.com 
There is a lot of info that can help you within the 13 main tab of the kin site. Every week on the home tab, you can read the notes from the kin meeting. The site holds approximately 5 weeks worth of kin meeting notes. Also on the Kin tab in the left frame, you can find the Kin's Code of Conduct, our guidelines on behavior that is considered acceptable.
The Kin History tab is an interesting read. Written by the Kin Founder, Dagoranthir and also Kaylorin, the kin's second and current Kin Leader.
The Kin House tab gives info about our meeting hall, where many of you are right now as well as the instructions for downloading Mumble. Mumble is a voice chat program. Kay and I pay for access to the chat service. All members of the kin are welcome and encouraged to log into Mumble, particularly during kin run events 5 nights a week. There is also a monitor that lets you see who is logged into the mumble server on this tab.
The Crafting tab is a place where kin members can place requests for crafted gear and weapons, particularly when there isn't anyone on that can make an item that they need.
The Instance tab gives a good guide for new players to the joy of grouping. It explains a lot about what each class can contribute to grouping. In this kin, we like to run group content. It is a great way to spend time together in comraderie with those we choose to be kin mates with.
The Events tab shows the Kin Calendar. There is also info for a google calendar of the kin events that I try to keep up to date.
The deeds tab is a photo gallery of mile stones of the kin. Mostly gloating over the death of bosses of challenging instances.
The Forums is probably the most visited tab of the kin site. Here we can write to each other about important and fun topics.
The Library tab is a wealth of knowledge every kin member should visit periodically. Here you can find the macro that helps kin mates /salute each other. Recieving the /salute is  a hidden deed.
And that is my did you know this week!

Kaylorin: That concludes all the formal points on the agenda. Does anyone else have any news, points to raise or questions to ask of kinmates?
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