Returning to The Black Waltz is one of our most popular Free Company Events: the Eorzean Circuit Footrace! These races pit teams of two against each other in a footrace to the finish while dodging dangerous enemies.
The Black Waltz Estate Basement
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!
Deadline: April 30, 2020*
*Extended to end of April
On Friday, March 27th, 2020 at 10:00pm EST the Black Waltz Free Company invites you participate in a foot race where you can compete head-to-head against your fellow Free Company members in a race to the finish.
This will be no easy feat to accomplish! Participants must enter the race on a job that is *below* level 10. If that seems a little too easy, you’ve thought correctly! The race will take place in high-level areas where enemies could easily knock you out of the race. If you thought speed was your strength - you must also consider stealth and caution in order to avoid enemies!
Race courses will be announced on the day of the event.
Each racing team will comprise of two members: a racer, and a "raiser." Each racer will be paired with a high-level mage that has the ability to revive them in the event they become incapacitated and all raise spells must be cast without swiftcast or dualcast buffs. All incapacitated racers must be revived on or before their point of death - not ahead.
NOTE: A "raiser" is not allowed to interfere with the race in any way and is not allowed to pass their partner on the course. Shields, regens, and attacking enemies to keep your partner alive are not allowed. A "raiser" is strictly meant to raise their partner in the event of a death to keep the race going.
If you are in the lead and die from an enemy, you may still have a chance - your partner will be running alongside to raise you! There will be six race courses in total, with a bonus course to be announced after the sixth course is completed. Scores are awarded based on which racer crosses the finish line of each course first. The team with the highest combined score at the end of the races will win the grand prize!
If you would like to participate, please sign up by letting Istari Xiomar (me) know. If you don’t have a job below level 10, you can still participate as a raising partner! Or, if neither of these are for you and you still want to volunteer to help, we need referees to ensure players are abiding by the rules! If you would like to participate in any way mentioned, you will be given access to the Black Waltz FC Discord server to see the race tracks, which will be released the day of the race!
NOTE: Due to latency, the winner(s) are determined by which team crosses the finish line on my screen first - races will be recorded for any disputes. In addition, the sole purpose of a raiser is to bring racers back from the dead - they are not allowed to interfere with the race in any manner, including killing enemies before they hit their partners.
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.
**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.