As announced in recent live letters, completion of the 24-man alliance Crystal Tower raids is required in order to advance the Main Story in patch 5.3. We are making an official Tower Climb night to help anyone who hasn't gotten these dungeons completed!
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Want to get away from Final Fantasy XIV for a while? Are you a fan of the Smash Brothers franchise? Come on out for this fun Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament hosted by the one and only, Brock Hampton!
Requirement: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and a Switch!
Come out for a night of laughter and fun in our returning Free Company Event: Trivia night! Test your wits and knowledge in various categories to see if you can be crowned our next Trivia Master!
Deadline has been extended due to member requests! All month long we are looking for the best and most creative origin stories for your character! These stories must be accurate in regards to Final Fantasy XIV lore and should tell us about your character and their personality.
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2020
We are continuing our popular new bi-weekly Free Company event to help get to know each other on a more fun, and personal level! Every other Sunday at 7:00pm EST we will be hosting a "Jackbox" event where we will play fun, non-Final Fantasy 14 games.
Sunday, August 23, 2020 @ 7pm EST
We're looking for line art for a Waltz Colouring Book that we're putting together! The art does not have to be expert and can be traced if you like! Entries must be black and white and should be Final Fantasy XIV related.
Deadline: August 11
Looking to pick up a new job but are nervous because you don't know how to play it? Want to freshen up your skills after a break? Need some more tips on how to maximize your play style? Our Free Company offers weekly classes on a rotating schedule that can help you learn and feel comfortable with a new job, or even help you touch up on your existing skills!
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Patch 5.3 arrives on August 11, 2020 and as mentioned in recent live letters, The Crystal Tower alliance raids are now required in order to advance the 5.3 Main Story.
If you have been putting those off or have not unlocked them and want to get them out of the way, this is a great chance for you to get them out of the way!
On Thursday, August 6, 2020, Jurina Kurenai will be hosting a Free Company run of all three of The Crystal Tower alliance raids. They will be starting at 6:00pm EST (will be recruiting 30 minutes before via Party Finder).
There are 3 alliance raids and a couple of quest lines to do in order to unlock them. Here are the guidelines for this upcoming run:
Since there are 3 alliance raids, it is highly recommended that you give yourself enough time to be able to do all of them uninterrupted. It is understandable that things might occur in real life and that is perfectly fine. Please watch the cutscenes, they are important to the 5.3 main story!
If you are down and I mean down, then come along for the ride and have some fun with us!
In order to start this run on time, it would be best if you unlock the prerequisites that lead up to unlocking the first alliance raid. The starting quest for The Crystal Tower is located in Mor Dhona and it is called “Legacy of Allag” given by the NPC ‘The Outlandish Man’.
A returning favourite to our Free Company, we are invited you to another Waltz Trivia Night! Unlike our previous Trivia Night, this event will not be solely focused on video games. Due to the vast amount of categories available with any Trivia Game, this edition of our FC Trivia Night will focus on the following categories:
Questions will be separated into three categories: Easy, Medium, and Hard and each level of question will be worth a separate set of points:
Easy = 1 Point
Medium = 3 Points
Hard = 5 Points
To facilitate this event and to avoid clutter in Free Company Chat, a Linkshell will be created for participants where questions will be answered. Each question will be given by voice in our Discord channel, but answers must be provided in the Linkshell created for the event. This avoids several people talking over each other and also provides a time stamp for answers. The first person to correctly answer a question (on Istari’s screen) will be awarded the point value for that question.
At the end of the event, the scores will be tallied and the person who has the highest amount of points will be declared the winner.
Sample Question #1 (Top Selling Video Games):
“This Final Fantasy 8 playable character uses a whip as their weapon of choice.”
Sample Question #2 (Entertainment):
"This late 1990's teen pop star wanted you to '...hit me baby, one more time...'"
A: Britney Spears
Good luck to everyone! If you have any questions, please reach out to Istari.
If you're a creative person that likes to write, this might be the event for you! This month we are looking for the most creative and lore-accurate stories about your character. We have had art-based events in the past, but now we want to give the writers a chance to show their creativity! These stories may be featured in an upcoming Free Company story collection!
We are looking for a short-story about where your character comes from that will showcase your character's personality and drive. These stories should be accurate when it comes to Final Fantasy XIV, but they can be as creative as you want outside of this spectrum.
Is your character an orphan? Were their parents warriors, farmers, or knights? You decide!
That's it! We want you to be as creative as you can be! Stories can be submitted to the official Free Company email address using the below form. You can use the Free Company email in the email section if you're not comfortable sharing your own!
Deadline: August 31, 2020
Are you a person who likes to doodle? We're looking for any and all black and white drawings that will be featured in a future colouring book for our Free Company!
Theme: Summer Fun in the Sun
Submissions: July 1 - August 11, 2020
Usage and Rights:
How to Submit Art:
Send an email titled "Summer Coloring Art" to Free Company Leader Kouya Kaji at firstname.lastname@example.org . We are asking for it to be sent to Kouya's personal email because Discord will shrink images and ruin the quality for printing.
Please include in the email:
We're looking forward to all the wonderful art submissions and we can't wait to show the finished result to the Free Company!
Beginning on Sunday, May 3 and continuing every other Sunday from then on, we will be hosting a biweekly event where our Free Company Members can get to know each others' sense of humour and laugh with each other. During these events, the event coordinator will provide games from the "Jackbox Party Pack" series for participants to join and have fun. These games range from a variety of types including Trivia. This event started as an idea from one of our members, Jak! Now it is finally coming into fruition!
Note: We want you to be yourself! As such, some peoples' sense of humour may be more on the adult side, so we will be stamping this event with an 18+ disclaimer. However, if you are participating it should be noted dark humour / taboo subjects are not allowed in this event and the guidelines of Respect outlined in our Free Company Charter must be followed.
This event is meant to help get to know our community on a more humourous and fun level. To participate, you will need access to Discord (to view the game hosts' stream and participate), and an additional device with an internet browser available on it. A tablet, smartphone, computer, or PS4 browser all work for this!
How does it work?
After a game is chosen, the Game Host will Stream the game from their computer. Participants will then view the stream, and, using the website and code provided by the game, they will access their internet browsers and connect to the game. Whichever devices' browser is used to connect to the game will become the participant's buzzer / answer input device / score sheet.
Rules for each game are broadcast during the beginning of each game. Bringing wine, alcohol, or snacks is encourage! Please be ready to laugh!