Are you an expert at blending in? Did you like to play classic children's games when you were growing up? This is the event for you! Join us for an evening of fun and adventure as we utilize the many Free Company rooms in a large-scale hide and seek event!
The Black Waltz Estate
Do you have a hidden talent? Are you crying to have your inner thespian heard? Do you have a poem that is waiting to escape? Is your inner musician singing a song inside you? This is the time for you to shine!
Estate Basement & Free Company Discord
Once upon a time there existed a free company by the name of "The Black Waltz", heralding from the great land of Eorzea. Nestled in the sleepy basin of Lavender Beds in the shade of the eldergrowth of the Twelveswood, this company boasted many a brave and talented individual whose tale had yet to be told...until now!
Event Start: Nov. 1, 2019 @ 12am EST
Event End: Nov. 30, 2019 @ 11:59pm EST
Story Length: 1000-7500 word count
Story Topic: WoL Adventures
Returning this November to The Black Waltz Free Company is another edition of Hide and Seek. That's right - one of your favourite childhood games is happening right here in our own backyard! Well, not exactly...
This game of Hide and Seek will take place in the Free Company Estate and members' private rooms over 5 rounds** of play. 15-minutes prior to the event start time, a player / players will be randomly chosen to be IT by the event coordinator utilizing a randomized draw. Furthermore, for every 10 participants, there will be one person who is IT. When the event starts, the person / people who are IT will utilize the main foyer of the Free Company Estate to initialize a countdown of 100 seconds. This will give participants who are hiding 100 seconds to find a Free Company Member's private room to hide in.
Players who are hiding must ensure they hide within the boundaries of a private room and also that they use furniture for its intended purpose. For example, "glitching" out of the boundaries of the room is not allowed, and players are able to hide behind furniture, but cannot glitch inside of it. A point system will determine winners and prizes for both players who are IT and for players who are trying to not be found. In the event of a tie, a tie breaker round will take place to determine winners. The tie breaker round will have its own set of “sudden death” rules.
Please do not mention the hiding places of those in your party with anyone who is IT. This will ensure the event remains fun and fair.
**For every 10 participants, the timer in which the IT players have to find the hiders will be reduced by 2.5 mins and an additional round will be added to a maximum of 10 rounds and a minimum of 5 minutes per round.
Players who are IT:
Players who are hiding:
1st place - 3,000,000 gil
2nd place – 1,000,000 gil
3rd place – 500,000 gil
In the event of a tie between players, a sudden death round will be called. A randomized number generator will determine which player is IT and which player(s) will be hiding. The IT player will begin a 60-second countdown from the Free Company Foyer and the hider(s) will choose a room to hide in following the same guidelines as above. The player who is IT will then have 10 minutes to seek out the other player. If the hider is not found within the 10 minutes, he will be declared the winner. If the player who is IT does find the person who is hiding, the person who is IT will be declared the winner.
On Friday, November 29, 2019 at 10:00PM EST we will be hosting our annual Black Waltz talent competition! However, unlike other similarly named competitions, we will not have any red buzzers to intimidate or scare people from potentially performing!
The possibilities are endless as to what you can showcase as your "talent;" you can do whatever you like to try and impress the judges!
Here are some examples as to what you may consider doing:
"Performing" as a Bard
Reciting a Poem
Performing a Skit or monologue
Show-casing in-game fashion you put together
...or anything else you think worthy!
There are no restrictions on what you can show so let your creativity shine!
Each "talent" will be judged awarded points in the following three categories:
1) Originality (is this piece original or unique)
2) Performance (was the performance memorable)
3) Presentation (how engaging was the piece/did the player use additional effects/emotes/atmosphere to add to their talent)
Each category will be graded out of 10 points for a total of 30 points per judge.
Here is what you could win:
First-Place: 1,500,000 Mogstation Mount
Second-Place: 1,000,000 gil and Mogstation Minion
Third-Place: 500,000 gil
All other contestants will receive 100,000 Gil.
A lot of our members have many hidden talents and this is great way for them to show us what they have!