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Postby Gythlad » Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:44 pm

About me:

Name: Stefan
Age: 27
Nationality: Romanian
Tell us a bit about yourself: I have a squirmy little dog whom I love very much. I've recently picked up an amazing job at Microsoft, so I have that going for me. I am in a long-term relationship (which hampers my available gaming time occasionally) and recently got back to playing LotRO. I love Sci-Fi and High Fantasy - I was heartbroken when Warhammer Online shut down.

What is your previous LoTRO experience (including previous kinships)? Er, difficult to answer. I used to play on Gilrain since release (and have been playing LotRO since the closed stress tests), but I quit just before Mirkwood was released. I honestly don't recall what my character's name was, or the guild I was in, but I *did* find a mail thread with an in-game buddy from 2009 in my Gmail archives.. apparently I was a member of Defenders of the Light, BroKen and H&G, though I don't recall in what order. I apparently moved to The Damned after leaving H&G when Brooklyn left it with her husband due to Eflhie being "a right bitch" (as per the e-mails). Then I moved to Snowbourn when the buddy I was e-mailing with quit LotRO, then I moved on to WoW. Bear in mind, this isn't from memory, but bits and bobs gleaned from those few e-mails. I managed to find a forum post ( ... ost3291545) of mine showing off my character, but of course the UI is turned off - I still have no clue what my Champ was called. Tulamdir, maybe?
Why do you want to join The Elders? I've heard mostly good things about you and you were highly recommended by Brambleholly.
What do you plan to do with your time (e.g. raiding, levelling, questing)? Good question. Well, since I lost my level 60s due to not having a clue that I need to take any action to migrate to US servers, levelling my champ to 100. Then raiding, gearing and levelling alts/helping people. I'm primarily focused on getting 100 and gearing my Champ so that I can run lower-level stuff for others. The community in LotRO is amazing and I'd like to do what little I can to make it a smidge better.

About your LOTRO character:

Name: Gythlad
Class: Champion
Level: 87
Trade skills: Tinker, full Prospector/Jeweller mastery and ~ 30-40k rep off Eastemnet Master of the Jeweller's Guild

Also two alts I'll be focusing on once Gythlad is 100, Gythlund (Warden) and Torndin (RK). I want one of each (DPS, tank, healer).

Thank you for taking the time to go over my application.
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Re: Application

Postby Cara » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:45 pm

Welcome Gythlad Of Little Memory! ;)

We have a recruit space for you, so you're welcome to join. To be honest, your post gave me something of a pause at your mention of Brooklyn. We had our own experiences of this lady. However, it's all long ago and I believe she is no longer in game anyway. And we're very fond of Teaco/Brambleholly...

Look for "Elders" in the social panel, send a /tell to any of them asking what Officers are online so you can get an invite.

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Welcome to The Elders. :)
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Re: Application

Postby Doronwen » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:58 pm



Do ask me if you need any materials to finish off the tinker levels :-)
The elves:
:chn: Doronwen (105) :min: Eregwen (100) :grd: Lalmewen (100) :lm: Neldorwen (100)
:rk: Tathrewen (87) :hnt: Thonwen (87) :wdn: Tuluswen (85)

The hobbits:
:brg: Serianthe (76) :hnt: Perilla (100)

The other one:
:cpt: Halyth (100)
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Re: Application

Postby Lucyhobbit » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:31 pm

Poor memory? You'll fit right in! Welcome to the madhouse
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Re: Application

Postby Steppa » Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:00 pm

Welcome to the kin Stefan!
I don't get it?!?

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Re: Application

Postby Orangeblossom » Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:12 pm

Welcome! :)
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Re: Application

Postby Jedy » Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:40 pm

Cara wrote: Brooklyn. We had our own experiences of this lady. However, it's all long ago and I believe she is no longer in game anyway

I REALLY must log into this game... :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: Application

Postby Ranatuor » Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:21 am

Welcome :)
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Re: Application

Postby Bero » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:50 am

Welcome to the mad house :D
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Re: Application

Postby Gythlad » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:11 pm

Thank you! I'm logging now, I'll see who I can catch online.
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Re: Application

Postby Flintori » Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:18 pm

Welcome :)
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Re: Application

Postby Mog » Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:35 pm

And despite my best efforts and dire warnings about Cara, he still wanted in. Madman!
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Re: Application

Postby Thrandier » Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:02 pm

Gythlad wrote: Why do you want to join The Elders? I've heard mostly good things about you and you were highly recommended by Brambleholly.

If we're "highly recommended" the folks doing the recommending must have really low standards.
If we're "highly recommended" the folks doing the recommending must have really low standards.

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