Since there seem to be no AU/NZ/Oceania-majority timezone kins, I made one: Stragglers and Strangers. Couldn't think of a better name to be honest.... however we've grown attached to the name and are proud Stragglers . We're currently Rank 9, and we have a kinship house.
- mixed kinship so any race
- any class, although it would be nice to get an even mix of classes. We do currently have a pretty good balance of "roles" but we are a tad short on Captains and Burglars... but we will take anyone.
- crafting/vocations doesn't matter
- I'm not anti-RP (I like to have a bit of fun with my characters too) but don't expect the kin chat to be all in-character
- no age limits but I dislike people who act like children
- happy for this to be a very freestyle, social kin, helping people level, doing those pesky full fellowship quests and maybe make some friends/friendly acquaintances. We can tackle the harder stuff when we get to it.
Most important: send a tell to Rezah, Lunkweed, Dazza, Talehael, Oceano or Rhutilia, or comment here with your character names (and a bit about yourself if you like) and I'll get things sorted.
Alternatively you can drop by our site thingy http://sas.lotrosites.net/ and pop on the guest forum to say hi and we can chase you up from there.
If you want to know a bit about me: I'm in my 30s, am female (not that it should matter), and live not too far from Melbourne. I work full-time, I used to play WoW, doing 40 and 20 man raids in original and BC, as DPS (mage) and had a rent-a-tank for smaller dungeons. I've been an officer in a couple of guilds. I am F2P/Premium but I don't see why that would make any difference
Any questions (within reason) ask here or in-game.
Last edited by Rosheille; Dec 02 2011 at 06:38 PM.
Reason: updated this post a bit to reflect our current situation :)
I know the name's a bit "meh" but I couldn't be bothered looking up how to say "ANZAC/Oceania" in Quenya Name doesn't matter anyway really, it's A Group Of People In Similar Timezones, and we'll see how we go.
UPDATE I've been offered the chance to take over an existing Rank 7 Kinship that just has one person's characters in it. It has a kin house already. It's "The Undying Fellowship" and the existing leader/members would be happy to transfer all leadership and whatnot to me. Does that sound like a better deal?
Last edited by Rosheille; Jan 21 2011 at 12:54 AM.
Reason: more info!
I think I may be up for leaving my current kin for this.....we have quite a few members, but its only like 3 or 4 of us that are really "active" (most haven't logged in for for 20+ days).
As to a little info on me? well, I live not far from Melbourne too, I work night shift - usually get home round 7am or so, play for a couple hours, wake up round 5pm-ish and play for a couple hours......and play for a bit on weekends (depending on how busy i am)
I've been loving the whole crafting thing, and love being able to help out in a kin (not that the Kin i am part of needed much) I'd be open to a little light RP, but since i have no real experience with that in an MMO setting, that could be amusing.
And Wulfdeyne is the guardian you'd be looking for
Yes we are still recruiting. We will take anyone who is interested and active, though it would be nice to get a bit more varied range of classes... so: minstrels, burglars, rune-keepers, and lore-masters in AU/NZ timezones, if you're interested please drop us a line. We won't turn you away if you're not one of these classes though.
Send a message to Kethean, Rezah, Rhutilia or Skuvnarr, or an in-game mail so we can chase you up. There are a couple of people that have contacted me (Rezah) in-game and I have friended you but haven't been able to pin you down for an invite, if you see me on give me a gentle reminder
/bump - we're still looking. We just need a few more different classes. Burglars, Captains, Champions, Lore-Masters and of course the essential and highly appreciated Rune-Keepers and Minstrels, we can do with a few more of you! We also have ONE Warden (one of mine) so if you're a gambit-happy javelin-tossing tank, give us a chance as well
Of course AU/NZ timezone players are preferred but if you keep odd hours or are a shift worker elsewhere you can give us a try and see if we suit you.
Stragglers and Strangers has recently reached Rank 7 so we've dipped into the Middle-Earth Property Market and have ourselves a Kinship House as well if you're interested in joining send any of our officers (Rezah, Wulfdeyne, Skuvnarr, Seravee, Lunkweed, Kethean, and I'm sure I'm forgetting someone) a tell.
but seriously, I've been a member of a couple of guilds and they are all US based so i get maybe 1-2 peeps online then they are all off to school (yes I said school)
I'll try to msg someone on the list above but if anyone ses me online (usually about 930pm EST) 2-3 nights a week, please contact me coz I want to talk to some sane people
Give this a bump - Stragglers and Strangers is still (always) open for new kinmates. AU/NZ players, look us up.
Even though I'm the founder, I've discovered that the people in the kin are extremely generous, both with their time and in-game bits and pieces; they're always keen to come and help with a quest or getting a drop off elites; they're really friendly and have made me really glad that I started this kin up in the first place.
If that sounds like the sort of group you're looking for, drop any of our officers a line (Rezah, Skuvnarr, Rhutilia, Kethean, Wulfdeyne, Lunkweed, Seravee); stop by http://sas.lotrosites.net; or drop us a line via PM here and we will get in touch with you.
Last edited by Rosheille; Jun 18 2011 at 08:47 PM.
Reason: fixing the auto link doy
We've formed a fresh raiding alliance with Of The Relic, too, as they have some Oceania/Australasia players in the same timezone who, like us, wanted to see some signs of life during their normal play times. So far we've just been doing some GS dailies but we're working on doing more.
And just to see if we could, three of us went into Urugarth and went and killed Athpukh for the class quest item for one of our kinmates. It probably would have been quicker if we had a healer, but we got there. Class quest item obtained, one happy guardian! If you're the type who likes to give things a go regardless of what classes are in your group and what level your tank is (or even if you have one at all!) then you'd fit right into Stragglers and Strangers
If you're an AU/NZ player who is tired of seeing tumbleweeds when you're questing, SaS is a friendly lot and we're willing to help wherever we can. As always, talk to any of our officers (Lunkweed, Kethean, Wulfdeyne, Rezah, Rhutilia, Skuvnarr, Seravee) for more details or for an invitation to join. We are open to all classes, races and levels.
Stragglers and Strangers maybe the Kin for you. We have a a strong core of Kinmates who are regularly on during the NZ and Aussie evening to night time. We are looking for more kinmates to help us grow and learn the game.
We have a Kinhouse and Crafters of all descriptions. Join us for a chat and the thrill of having friends online at the same time as you.
Look for Rezah, Kethean, Dazza or Stigar in game or post here and we will find you.
Still here, still recruiting, still slowly growing. Stragglers and Strangers are a Rank 8 kinship now, with not too long before we hit Rank 9. Not that we need that extra 200 member spaces or whatever it is... we aren't huge, but we're helpful.
Send Rezah, Skuvnarr, Rhutilia, Stigar, Dazza, Lunkweed, Seravee or Wulfdeyne a tell if you are interested. We are open invitation and we don't discriminate based on race, gender, crafting skill or class (although we DO have a LOT of hunters!)
Hey could one of the officers or the founder please mail Naethaldor in game?
I am part of a small GMT+12 kin and I figure we shouldn't compete for members in such under-populated timezone.
If you would like to perhaps discuss a merger I think this would be valuable
Just keeping the thread alive since the forums have been AWOL.
Stragglers and Strangers is always recruiting. We aren't huge, but we're helpful. The kin has a decent variety of classes and crafters at a lot of different levels, all AU/NZ timezone. If you're seeing no signs of life because of the timezone differences, give us a try.
Talk to Rezah, Rhutilia, Skuvnarr, Stigar, Talehael, Lunkweed, Seravee or Dazza for an invite (yes, we are open-invitation).
Stragglers and Strangers hit Rank 10 about a week ago. A very nice Australia Day present for us! Who knows what will happen on Waitangi Day?!
As always, AU/NZ players looking for a friendly, helpful bunch to give you a hand with levelling, gear, groups and skirmishes, send one of our officers a tell or game mail (Rezah, Rhutilia, Talehael, Lunkweed, Dazza, Oceano) for a chat and a bit more information.