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  New raiding schedule
Posted by: Kairos - 08 Sep, 09, 06:21 - No Replies

Now that we have enough members kitted out with sufficient radiance (+65 at least) for Dar Narbugud, and in view of the forthcoming expansion which includes what sounds like an excellent new raid chain, TWA will start regular DN runs as of next week. On Tuesdays we will continue to farm the Turtle and Watcher, with Fridays devoted to DN; where necessary, Friday raids will continue on Sunday evening. These are the official TWA raid evenings, but members are encouraged to organise further Turtle and Watcher raids on other days (Wednesdays and/or Saturdays would be good). It would also be useful if more of our regular raiders tried their hand at leading a raid; leading a quick Filikul raid would be a good way of getting your feet wet...

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  Announcement: September Elections
Posted by: Thoronthor - 05 Sep, 09, 15:54 - No Replies

Oh my how time has flown, it seems like only yesterday when I became leader again and the future of the kinship was not looking all too bright.
A little under 4 months later and TWA is strong again, taking on the raid content and the roster quickly filling with valuable new recruits.

So for many this will be the first time witnessing a TWA election.

A short explanation:
Elections are held 3 times a year, and announced 2 weeks in advance, the election will run for 15 days, half of that time consisting out of "sign up" time so people can apply to a position and the other half for actual voting.
First the Leader will be elected by a majority vote, then the deputy in the same way, finally the 5 officers will be elected by voting on all applicants and the 5 with the most votes will become officers.

The Time-line for the September elections will be as follows:

    Sep. 18th - Day 1: Applications are opened on the forum for all positions.
    Sep. 21th - Day 4: Applications for election 1 close, and voting for election 1 opens, that of Kinship Leader.
    Sep. 24th - Day 7: Voting closes for election 1, and results announced.
    Sep. 25th - Day 8: Applications for election 2 close, and voting for election 2 opens, that of Deputy Kinship Leader.
    Sep. 28th - Day 11: Voting closes for election 2, and results announced.
    Sep. 29th - Day 12: Applications for election 3 close, and voting for election 3 begins, that of the Officers.
    Oct. 2nd  - Day 15: Voting closes for election 3, and results announced.  All newly elected members take office.

Please note that among other things, you need to be a full member as of September  18th, if you have not finished your initiation by then you cannot participate in the elections.

For all rules and a more detailed explanation of the election please read the kinship constitution

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  Guide to Watcher now complete
Posted by: Kairos - 20 Aug, 09, 13:45 - No Replies

I have added extensive notes on the third and final phase of the fight, and there are some important class notes as well. Raiders, please read and comment.

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  Raiding update
Posted by: Kairos - 15 Aug, 09, 09:04 - Replies (1)

First off, please note that from now on and for the foreseeable future, the final selection of raid participants will be made by the raid leader in order to secure an optimum balance. This means that signup priority may not always be respected - so if you are interested in a particular raid, always sign up, even if it appears to be fully subscribed.
Secondly, we could use a Warden and another Hunter raiding regularly. If you have such an alt who has reached l.60, we will help them gain the necessary radiance as quickly as possible.
Thirdly, we will be making our first attempt on Dar Narbugud towards the end of August - stay tuned!

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  Book 8 patch 1 online!
Posted by: Ingaras - 13 Aug, 09, 13:38 - No Replies

Codemasters just finished installing book 8 patch 1, with fixed Hardmodes for Hall of Mirrors, Hall of Crafting and Waterwheels instances, new Lorien recipes, 2nd age craftable legendaries and a fixed Carn Dûm!

Full patch notes are here...

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  The Watcher in the Water down!
Posted by: Ingaras - 12 Aug, 09, 17:19 - Replies (3)

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Yes you read it right, the raid of TWA and friends on the Vile Maw last night was finally a succes! Congratulations to Thoronthor, Palliric, Shadowen, Lakeborn, Freolyn, Ferdoc, Nalireth, Kairos, Ertana, Baradien, Droroin and Belegwe and thanks to everyone who helped to reach this milestone. The art is courtesy of Ferdoc.

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  Guide to the Watcher raid
Posted by: Kairos - 03 Aug, 09, 12:03 - No Replies

A Guide to the Watcher raid is being compiled and can be accessed under "Tactics & Guides" here: http://www.thewesternalliance.org/index....pic=3949.0. This is an ongoing guide, subject to modification. Everybody currently raiding or planning to raid the Vile Maw please read this. Comments and corrections are more than welcome, they are mandatory. If you can add anything peculiarly relevant to your class, please do so on that thread (not here); the guide will be modified accordingly.

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  Kinship banker and surplus items
Posted by: Kairos - 14 Jul, 09, 17:17 - No Replies

Just as a reminder: the Kinship banker is Dalewaru (Ingaras' alt), to whom any unwanted crafting materials (all levels) as well as items such as class books and book pages should be posted in-game. If you need anything along these lines, send him an ingame message or a forum PM.

(Note that Ingaras is AFK for 2 weeks from 18 July).

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  Lorebook Links
Posted by: Ingaras - 11 Jun, 09, 00:54 - Replies (8)

While I was fixing the Youtube forum code (aye, I broke it... Lucky nobody noticed it Tongue), I found out how the codes actually work, so I decided to take a little detour and add lorebook links. As a result you can boast about your [skill]Improved Swift Bow[/skill] that critted for 1k. Ofcourse it also has more useful links, like comparing [armour]Jacket of the Great Bow[/armour] to [armour]Trapsetter's Jacket[/armour].

How to do it? Search for the item you'd like to link in the Lorebook and if it says Item:Something you can link it useing
[nobbc][item]Something[/item][/nobbc], if it says Armour:Something use [nobbc][armour]Something[/armour][/nobbc] etc.

Have fun with it!

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  Reminder: new TeamSpeak details
Posted by: Ingaras - 06 Jun, 09, 00:47 - No Replies

I noticed tonight that not everyone reads the MotD, so I'll post it here as well: We have a new TeamSpeak server! The details can be found in this thread on the member forums. Also you can connect using the button on the TeamSpeak 'block' on the front page, where you just have to enter a nickname and the password.

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