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Welcome to the Knights of Nobility a laid-back, down to earth, highly sociable, casual style of kinship.  We have end game goals without all the stress & drama that comes from most high-end raiding kinships.  We have a good mix of players, from the casual to the hardcore.  Most of us have been gaming together for more than 3 years.  We have been through a lot over the years.  We have seen good times along with the bad, but we still remain strong & persevere all the while not losing sight of what makes our kin special … the people.  We can literally spend hours laughing & joking around on Ventrilo while we help each other on quests, crafting, accomplishing deeds or playing out in the Ettenmoors with our monster tribe ‘
The Bloodthirsty’.

Our prime objective is to have fun with our in game friends, whatever it is that we decide to do. Whether it be questing or raiding, we want people to log in knowing that they will if nothing else have a good time amongst friends without any drama.

We are currently expanding our KoN family to include even more high-end players. We are looking for dedicated, mature players, who are knowledgeable about their class & want to help us succeed as a kin.  We want players who are looking to have a great time & build friendships & bonds with other dedicated players like themselves.  This kin was built with honor & it thrives through the loyalty of its members.  KoN has built a long lasting family of great friends in & out of game over the years.  We enjoy everything the game has to offer, but above all else we enjoy the company of our kin mates.  KoN is in a sense a home away from home, a place where we can go to escape from the daily grind of real life.
  

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SWtOR server of choice!!!

Mad Leader, Dec 13, 11 1:13 AM.
SWtOR server of choice will be 'Dark Reaper' which is a PvP server, join us ... as soon as a guild is made I will let everyone know, also as soon as I have created my toons I will let it be known what their names are & which will be my first main ... may the force be with you!!!

Update 2: Instance Cluster Developer Diary

Mad Leader, Mar 1, 11 7:48 PM.

In Their Absence,
~or~
“Can’t the World Just STAY Saved?”

By: TsiengLiu

Truthfully? No, the world can’t just stay saved, but it’s good to want for things.

As you all know, there are strange things afoot across the land. Mysterious forces are at work and, now that the Rangers have ventured south (something some of you helped happen I might point out), it falls to heroes such as yourselves to keep the peace.

What’s in Store

Five different pieces of instanced content await you. I won’t spoil all the details of what goes where (and frankly most of you seem quite adept at figuring this out on your own) but our next cluster of instances will include:

  • Two three-person instances
  • Two six-person instances
  • One 12-person raid

All but one instance features three boss encounters and the raid features six. J-dub has his own Dev Diary covering the raid of course, so you’ll need to read that for details on the raid.

Challenge Me!

An array of Deeds, challenges, and a meta-reward await those of you who are willing to test yourselves. One new change for this cluster is that our new instances now come in two difficulties eloquently named “Tier 1” and “Tier 2.” This is consistent with our Skirmish difficulty system so it shouldn’t come as too great a surprise. Tier 1 is intended to be easier than the difficulty of the Mirkwood cluster while Tier 2 should prove to be quite a challenge in comparison.

With these new difficulties available we’ve restricted challenges (or “hard modes” as you may call them) to Tier 2 difficulty. You can only complete challenges on Tier 2 difficulty.

This time around our meta-deed reward is visually distinct from other rewards we’ve given in the past. Keep your eyes open for players capable of tackling our greatest challenges. You might find yourself quite surprised by the reward!

Also waiting for those willing to push the limits of our game is a special Deed for the first group to… Well you’ll have to figure that one out on your own. ~_^

  • LFG) LFG – Sword Halls Hard Mode
  • LFG) Sword Halls Group needs Mini
  • LFG) Champion looking for hard mode sword halls group

Yeah, we’re not too proud of hearing that. We can’t imagine that an overwhelmling majority of you enjoyed grinding one instance over and over and over. To help with the currency grind and to ease your play cycle a bit, we’re implementing a new system this time around.

Starting with this group of instances, barter currency is now only awarded by completing instance-bestowed quests. Thanks to some new technology, these new quests will be completable only twice per week. These quests reset just as though they were on the twice-a-week raid reset timer. Your ability to complete them and then retry them behaves in the same manner.

What does this mean for our players? You will only get barter currency the first time you successfully complete the quests associated with one of these instances during each lock period. After that, you will either need to tackle a different instance from the cluster that you haven’t already or you can wait for the next lock period to try the same quest again.

Please note that you are perfectly free to run any given instance as many times as you like if all you want is to try and get that shiny new piece of loot you know drops there. The quest simply won’t be bestowed upon you again until the next lock out period. Also, should you fail to complete the quest; you are free to try again. You are only “locked” to the quest once you have completed it.

In addition, the costs for barter currency have been inflated significantly. Should we find ourselves in a crazy situation where one instance gets run far more than the others (or far less, hi there Dungeons of Dol Guldur!) we’ll be able to change the barter currency distribution to compensate.

To put this all together, we hope that players will be encouraged to try all of our instances and won’t feel compelled to run only the most time efficient instance in order to acquire the necessary barter currency for the new armour sets. We also hope that this keeps players from burning out on our new content and keep players from falling behind if they can’t play as much as they might like. If you can play each instance twice a week, you’ll keep pace.

New Barter Currency You Say?

With our new cluster comes a new barter currency that players will be able to trade in for class-specific sets of armour. That’s nothing particularly new, but the way we are allowing players to purchase these items is. There are now two versions of each class’ armour set: one rare, one incomparable. They are essentially the same set and will feature many of the same bonuses, but the incomparable version will feature more bonuses as the set is acquired as well as bearing two skill modifications. In contrast, the rare set will only feature one skill modification.

There will be multiple ways these sets can be purchased. For the rare version of the class armour:

  • Can be purchased with just barter currency: This will take the longest amount of time but can be done without ever stepping foot in the raid.
  • Can be purchased with barter currency and a special barter token: This will cost you less barter currency, but does require participating in the raid. Note that this only requires participating in the Tier 1 version of the raid.

For the epic version of the set, you will need to participate in the Tier 2 difficulty raid. Even so, there are two options for players to purchase the items in their class’ epic armour set:

  • Trading up: If you have the Tier 2 token and the Tier 1 armour piece for the same slot you can upgrade to the Tier 2 armour piece at the cost of some barter currency.
  • Straight to Tier 2: If you decided to skip straight to Tier 2 you can do so with a Tier 2 barter token and more barter currency.

Each option requires the use of barter currency. Expect to tackle all of the instances, their quests, Deeds and their challenges if you wish to acquire your class armour set.

But Wait, There’s More!

In addition to the armour sets there are several other interesting items for players to acquire as they defeat the denizens of our dungeons:

  • A set that rewards you for having any two pieces equipped. There are several pieces in the set so players can pick and choose the items they deem most valuable and still gain the benefits of the set bonus.
  • Some very interesting weapons:
    • A dagger that lowers the target’s armour!
    • A sword that increases light damage taken by the target
  • New shields! (You can put the turtle shell down now.)
  • Cool new pocket items
  • A cloak that will make the collective jaws of the tactical-based dps drop to the floor
  • Super rare housing goodies
  • First age crafting components
  • A second set of raid armour with different skill mods applied. This should satisfy those players wishing to support their non-traditional, non-group-focused trait line.

The Bloodthirsty Owned Tonite!!!

Mad Leader, Feb 17, 11 10:15 PM.
Thanks to all that came out tonight for our tribe moors raid ... we did very well & you guys made leading it a breeze with your focusing dps & nice pounces by our wargs ... Good Times!!!  GAME ON!!!!

Saviour of Kazad-dum Deed Follow-Up

Mathic69, Dec 20, 10 11:25 PM.
We had a great rum with everyone but soggyfoot completing all of the Grand stair Quests. All that remains is the Slayer deeds which will take about 10 runnings of GS to kill all the required trolls, wargs amd orcs.

looking for some of our level 56 and up members to get in on the action you only do a META dead once.

Rise of Isengard Expansion Releases Fall 2011!!!

Mad Leader, Nov 19, 10 5:06 AM.


WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND TURBINE UNVEIL THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE™: RISE OF ISENGARD™

New Digital Expansion to The Lord of the Rings Online™ Launching Fall 2011

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment unveiled today The Lord of the Rings Online™: Rise of Isengard™, the latest expansion to the award-winning free-to-play massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) developed by Turbine.  Rise of Isengard will expand the online world of Middle-earth where players will join forces to press further eastward into the legendary region of Isengard.  Rise of Isengard will be available for purchase in the LOTRO Store in the Fall of 2011 with an increased level cap, the new region of Isengard including the legendary tower of Orthanc, enhancements to monster play and much more!

“2010 has been a year of unprecedented growth for The Lord of the Rings Online with our successful introduction of a free-to-play option for our players,” said Kate Paiz, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings Online.  “This is going to be another outstanding year for the game as we progress on our journey toward Mordor and it all begins with our upcoming November update. The journey will carry through 2011 ending with our arrival in the epic region of Isengard where players will confront the raging war and shadow that has spread across Middle-earth.”

NEW FEATURES:
  • Experience the Rise of Isengard – The Epic Story continues as the Grey Company makes its way south into Dunland, but troubles arise as their road takes them into lands where Dunlending forces, marshaled by the Wizard Saruman, prepare for war. The Rangers must seek new allies and face dangerous new foes, chief among them the traitor Saruman, whose web of intrigue threatens to endanger your quest, your friends, and your life.
  • Increased Level Cap — Players will be able advance their characters up to level 70, gaining access to new traits, virtues, skills and class quests.  
  • Expanded Monster Play – LOTRO’s monster play system will get a major revamp including opening up the feature to all players, changes to monster player skills and advancement and a brand new region for players to battle for or against the forces of evil.

The Lord of the Rings Online is the ultimate adventure. This award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game delivers an interactive experience brimming with life and filled with the familiar people, places and monsters from the most famous fantasy of all time. From the picturesque surroundings of the Shire to Moria, the most fearsome underground realm ever imagined, players can experience the world of Middle-earth for free!  For more information, visit www.lotro.com.


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