Welcome to AIE!
If you are new to Alea Iacta Est (AIE), we welcome you to the community. If you have played with AIE in another game, we're glad you've chosen to try out Lord of the Rings Online.
AIE is a gaming community composed of thousands of members and spanning multiple multiplayer, online games. We started as a World of Warcraft guild formed by the fans of The Instance podcast in February of 2007. Since then, we've grown into several other games and we continue to grow.
After you submit your application via UMAMI, there is a bit of manual work that needs to be done by the officers to get your invite sent. You should receive your invite within 24 hours of receiving an acceptance email or seeing your application status move to Accepted in UMAMI.
The AIE Forums
Take a moment to register on our forums in the AIE: Middle earth section. The forums are one of the primary ways we communicate as a guild and as a community. It is where important announcements are made and where team activities are coordinated.
Read the Guild Policy
Take a few minutes and make sure you understand the guild policies. You don't need to memorize them, but as a member you are expected to be familiar with them.
We have a 400-client Ventrilo server that is shared by the whole community. You can log in and chat with other AIE members regardless of what game you're playing or wheether you're even playing a game.
Please read the wiki pages for Ventrilo Setup and Ventrilo Normalization to get started. The password for the server is available to all members as a restricted bulletin that is displayed when you log in to UMAMI.
Any channels on the server marked with DND (Do Not Disturb) should only be joined if the group using the channel has invited you to join them. Any other channels are open and you should feel free to jump in, but please be mindful of whether a channel is devoted to a specific game. The Lounge channels have no specific topic. (The Lounge channel for LOTRO is The Prancing Pony.)
The AIE Podcast
The AIE Podcast is an independently run podcast that covers all of the aspect of the AIE community, including our presence in Lord of the Rings Online. It is one of the best ways to keep abreast of the happenings within AIE and to learn more about the games that we play.
If you have information to share, please consider becoming a contributor.
Contacting the Officers
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please contact the officers at firstname.lastname@example.org.