LOTRO players host Friendship France gathering this weekend to show solidarity after attacks

    
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Communities around the globe are still coping with the aftermath of last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, and in MMOs, it’s no different. Similar to how players in several games held vigils after the incident, Lord of the Rings Online’s community is preparing for a “Friendship France” gathering on the Sirannon [FR] server this Sunday.

According to event organizers, the gathering will take place on the Prancing Pony stage in Bree: “We show our friendship to the French community of LOTRO after the attacks on Paris which happened on Friday, November 13th. Notenzauber will open the event with a 30-minute concert, and after that it’s an open stage event.”

Players are encouraged to dye their outfits the colors of the French flag, and English-speaking players can /joinchannel Friendship to talk amongst themselves.

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Draugris
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Gibbins 
Fascism shows it´s ugly face in many ways. This time it´s religious fascism which is unfortunately not limited to some groups within the Islam, you can find it also in other religions groups but (thank god) to a smaller extent. I am from germany and if i compare for example propaganda videos from 1933 and later to videos or text from Al Quaida or ISIS there are similarities in what they say, how they say it and the way they dehumanize the enemy from their perspective.

Draugris
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Draugris

Leveled up already, left archet and parked my char in front of the prancing pony :)

wanderv15
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wanderv15

Still the best MMO community

JudgeDavid101
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JudgeDavid101

And My Axe! Vive La France!

groo the wanderer
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groo the wanderer

PurpleCopper I cant believe you are criticizing people on a French server for doing this . You are a scumbag as are all the people who like your comment .

SuzannaBlokpoel
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SuzannaBlokpoel

The event is on SUNDAY! Not on Saturday

BalsBigBrother
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BalsBigBrother

Gibbins well said and thank you for posting your thoughts

Gibbins
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Gibbins

I don’t normally get involved in discussions like this on games forums, because games forums are for games, but some of the views expressed here are pitiful in their ignorance and disgraceful as flame bait and trolling.   Expressing support for the people of France through in game vigils may seem trite or pointless, but let us remember some words written by Pastor Martin Niemoller of his own treatment at the hands of the Nazis.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Of course ISIS, ISIL, Daesh are not the Nazis, but their rhetoric and actions are just as poisonous to civilised society and mans humanity.  We live in a world fractured by hatreds of all kinds and every day people lose their hopes, dreams, loved ones and lives to the hate fueled acts of others.  Not least in Syria where the largest human price is being paid with whole peoples enslaved or forced to betray their religious beliefs, gay men thrown from buildings and people beheaded or burned alive.

People all over the world are subject to prejudice, hatred, torture and death as a result of ignorance and intolerance, not just the French or the Syrians, but millions of people of all creeds and colours and political persuasions.

The more people that think about this, that take time to look into themselves in silence and understand the terror that intolerance breeds then the sooner the world would become a better place.  If they do it in a Mosque, a Church,or even a game then it is all to the good so far as I am concerned.

BalsBigBrother
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Karl_Hungus A Dad Supreme Geering people can only do what they can do. If that is showing simple respect and solidarity for those that were affected by these horrible events then that is what they do.
I respect your efforts as mentioned in your post above and thank you for your stand.  I appreciate and respect everyone who serves in such a way as they have helped protect the society and life I want to be part of. 
However, vlliyfying people for not doing more is not helping either.  You dont know what else they have done and are judging them on a single publicly available source without knowing anything else about them.  Those people wll contribute to society and life in other ways too, all those efforts are needed if we are all to enjoy the lives we lead.

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Geering A Dad Supreme Karl_Hungus
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