April 2020 Events

What Do You Meme?

Do you like Memes? Do you like Final Fantasy XIV? Why not combine them into one thing by participating in this month's "What Do You Meme?" event!

All Month Long

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Free Company Room Decorating Contest

This annual Free Company Event is a test of your designing skills to see who has what it takes to be labelled Designer Extraordinaire! A theme is chosen an participants must design their Free Company room to reflect the theme!

All Month Long

Deadline: April 30, 2020*


*Extended to end of April

WHAT DO YOU MEME?

Memes have become a part of every day culture and have been known to make people laugh. We want this event to be all about comedy! There are hundreds of different pop culture memes out there! We want you to pick any pop culture meme and combine it with Final Fantasy XIV to make something unique and hilarious!


 Rules:

  1. The screenshot/photos used must be taken in game with your character or a friends (you cannot use an existing FFXIV meme created by someone else). 
  2. The chosen Meme must be well-known and something that can be easily identified. Think Kermit. Think Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
  3. The caption should be FFXIV-related; however, topics from out-of-game are also acceptable as long as they are comedic.
  4. COVID-19 topics are forbidden - we want this to be fun and help take people's minds off of what's going on in the world right now. 
  5. If you cannot perfect the Meme exactly - that's okay! All that matters is that it can be recognized as a popular Meme and is funny!


SCORING:


  • Comedic Value (How funny is the Meme?): 1 - 10 Points
  • Recognizable Pop-Culture Meme: 1 - 10 Points
  • Accuracy (How Close to the Original is it?): 1 - 10 Points


The person whose Meme has the highest combined points from each category will be declared the Grand Prize winner!
 

PRIZES:


  • Grand Prize: 2,500,000 gil + Mogstation Mount
  • 2nd Place: 1,000,000 gil + Mogstation Minion
  • 3rd Place: 750,000 gil + In-game Minion
     

A special channel will be created in The Black Waltz FC Discord for submissions and they can be submitted all month long until the deadline. Please see below for examples!

"WHAT DO YOU MEME?" EXAMPLES

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Room decorating contest - 2020 edition

Hello, everyone! I am proud to announce our March & April 2020 Free Company Event: Room Decorating Contest! All month long for the month of March members are encouraged to release their inner designer!  We will be hiring judges to use the judging form at the bottom of this event notice to grade designer skills!


Participants must also be a 2nd Lieutenant in your Grand Company to purchase a  room. Additionally, furniture can be expensive if purchased it from the market board, but a lot of furniture is available from NPCs for a significantly lower cost! On top of this, there are several members in the Free Company that can usually craft pieces for participants at very low prices, sometimes lower than that of the NPCs.
 

Filling a room does not necessarily mean that that participant will have  an advantage. In fact, the judging form is created in such a way that participants are awarded points for using LESS furniture - this gives every  player an equal chance at winning. Members can look at the judging form  below to get an understanding of what the judges will be looking for.
 

Everyone has a strong chance to win! If you would like your room added to the judging list / would like to participate, please notify Istari in advance. The deadline to submit your room for judgement is April 30, 2020. The winning room will be announced during the Monday, May 4th, 2020 Lottery draw at 11:00pm EST!


THEME: High Class Society*


*This theme can be represented in any way that a member interprets it, as long as it falls into a "high class" nature.


JUDGING FORM


  1. Use of Space: Does the room feel crowded? Too bare? Is the room  uniquely designed (i.e. use of partitions, half partitions, et cetera)? POSSIBLE POINTS: 1 - 10.
  2. Use of Colour: Do the colours meld well together? Are there any  clashing colours/designs? Does the room have colour? Do the colours  flow? POSSIBLE POINTS: 1 - 10.
  3. Theme: Is the theme well-represented? Did the designer follow through with the theme requirements? POSSIBLE POINTS: 1 - 10.
  4. Use of Budget: Did the participant used the least amount of furniture to achieve the desired look?** POSSIBLE POINTS: 1 - 10.


**This is meant to give players who cannot afford lots of a furniture a fair chance at winning. Players who max-out the item limit for their room should receive less points for this category.


All points will be added up and the participant who has the highest score at the end of the judging will be declared the winner. 


PRIZES:


  • Grand Prize: 5,000,000 gil
  • 2nd Place: 2,500,000 gil
  • 3rd Place: 1,000,000 gil
  • All Participants: 100,000 gil


Happy decorating!