A few months ago, we had a screenshot contest in which we wanted our members to recreate famous movie posters using in-game utilities and screenshots. Now, we want you to let your dark side take over...
"Horrors of Eorzea" Discord Channel
Are you a person that likes to show off your housing designs? Do you have a knack for coming up with awesome ideas when presented with a theme? All month long we are looking for the spookiest / eeriest designed Free Company rooms!
Deadline: October 31, 2020 @ 12:00am EST
Long-time members of Waltz may remember James' House of Horror from 2019! This year, it returns with a brand-new design! Do you dare enter the Haunted Maze and escape?
Mist, Ward 2, Plot 34
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, October 4 @ 8:00pm EST
Sunday, October 18 @ 8:00pm EST
We recently polled the Free Company for ideas of games that we could all play together that would be fun and help further strengthen our wonderful community. The top requested game was "Among Us," and so let's play! In order to play this game, you will need a copy of "Among Us" - you can get it for free on your Mobile Phone or Steam for a very low cost.
Free Company Discord Channel
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!
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!
Free Company Estate Yard
Disappointed that there will be no "All Saint's Wake" event this year? We are going to have our own! Come on our on Halloween Night to the Waltz Carnival!
Halloween is a favourite time of the year for many people and it is quickly approaching! While it may be quieter in the real world this year, we know that in Final Fantasy XIV it will not be.
Let's imagine Eorzea showing scary movies - what kind of movies would they be? Who would be the characters? What mischief would they get into? How spooky would the movie be?
In this year's Halloween Screenshot Contest, it will be up to you to create a scary movie poster that takes place in Final Fantasy XIV. Be creative and use what the game gives you! If you want to create a horror movie poster about "The Epic of Alexander" - go for it! Perhaps a movie awaits about the horrors of over-melding... we weep for Crafters and Gatherers.
Please scare your Free Company mates - and give us a good laugh, too! Give us the "spook" that we deserve.
Submissions for posters opens October 1st, 2020 and will close on October 31st, 2020 at 12:00am EST. All photos will then be compiled into a private page on the website and voting for the best poster will begin! Voting will be open from 12:00am EST on October 31 and will close on November 4th, 2020 at 12:00am EST. The winner(s) will be announced during the Powerball Lottery draw on Friday, November 6th, 2020.
A returning favourite comes back to Eorzea: James' House of Horror! Last year, James converted his personal house into a Halloween maze! This year it has returned!
From October 17, 2020 until November 10, 2020, James' personal house will be unlocked for viewing. Dare you enter and try to escape?
On Halloween night, October 31, James will be at the end of the maze giving out extra treats to those who survive!
Take a chance and visit Plot 34, Ward 2 in the Mist!
Greetings, horror aficionados!
This October we want you to show us your spooky / eerie side by decorating your Free Company room! The theme for this contest is "Eerie," and you can interpret that in any way you want as long as it represents the theme! Do you want a horror scene in your Free Company room? Do you want to recreate a famous crime scene? Are there furnishing items that would make an awesome movie scene? This is your chance!
If you'd like to have your room submitted into the contest, please send your name and room number to Istari Xiomar so that it can be added to the judges' forms. The deadline to submit your room for judging is October 31st, 2020 at 12:00am EST.
Three judges will be viewing each submitted room between October 31 and November 5. Each judge will follow the same judging form and all scores will be tallied. The winner will be determined by who has the most amount of points combined from all three judges!
We understand that newer players may want to participate in this contest and have incorporated that into the judging form. Please remember that in order to purchase a Free Company room, you will need to be a 2nd Lieutenant in your Grand Company.
Furnishing items can be found in a variety of places within Eorzea! The housing NPCs in our Free Company Estate sell some furniture at very low costs. Additionally, you can request other Free Company members to assist you in crafting items for your room! Having someone make an item for you is much, much cheaper than buying it from the Marketboard.
Please Note: Filling your room does not necessarily mean that you have an advantage. In fact, the judging form is created in such a way that you are awarded points for using LESS furniture - this gives even new players a chance at winning. You can look at the judging form below to get an understanding of what the judges will be looking for.
Total Possible Points: 40
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!