It is with both sadness and relief that I announce the end of Dragon Snacks as an independent casual raiding kin. After discussion with the other officers and some of our more active members it has been decided that we will merge with our friends in Ilsik Haucil. I believe that moving toons into their kin will make it easier to socialize and group, with a special benefit for spontaneous, rather than scheduled, groups.
Dragon Snacks will remain alive as a kinship, but in a reduced capacity. We have enough money to keep the kin house open for a decade, and those who do not wish to leave for another kin are welcome to stay. Likewise, those returning from an absence will not find themselves without a kinship. No one has to move, and anyone who wishes to level an alt, solo, or go to the moors while in Dragon Snacks is welcome to do so.
However, as a raiding kin we have been on life-support since losing most of our membership to WoW or inactivity last fall. The renewed alliance with IH helped restore some grouping and raiding, but coordinating between two kins with with separate websites, vent channels, and in-game kin chat channels was difficult at times. From now on, raiding and grouping will be organized through Ilsik Haucil.
I am sad to see the end of Dragon Snacks as a raiding kin. I've had some great times and played with some wonderful people. But I'm relieved to finally be moving forward together with many of those who remained in LoTRO. I will be leaving Juliadoca in Dragon Snacks, at least for now. My other level cap toons will move to IH.