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Ok, I spilled a wall of text earlier on a hello post, which was really odd, so now I'm moving that text here, to share the story, and to bring on some discussion. I'm also curious on other people's FC as well.
When I joined AoT in 2013, I didn't know it stood for "Attack on Titan", and that "The Survey Corps" was the organization in the anime who fights against the Titans. Back then, all I knew was the people in the FC "AoT" had fancy and pretty clothes, and I wanna be part of it! I almost thought AoT means "Association of Textiles" or something.
The FC AoT came with a long history of chaos and brink of deaths before peace & prosperity finally arrived. It began in 2013 as a raiding group consisting of, obviously, anime fans. Then the original leaders decided to "take a short break", and left the FC to the hands of another leader. Then months passed by, and the original leaders never returned. People left the FC, and it was dying. So the existing leader decided to fully take...
Hello Realmers! After a long wait, the second-half of Realm 2.0 has arrived! This update has been slow in the works, but we hope that you'll find it was worth the wait. I won't waste your time with a lot of preface, let's just get straight into the new features!
1. The light Lomsa Lominsa Theme
2. The Free Companies page
3. The FAQ page
4. The Little Things
1. The Limsa Lominsa Theme
If you haven't set your own favourite theme yet, make sure to check out our new, light Limsa Lomisa theme! It is entirely hand-crafted with love. Those of you who aren't fans of the dark theme, or who bleed red and black will love it. It's also our most responsive theme to date, ideal for you mobile users.
For more information on how to choose your own theme, check out this helpful thread....
The Echo Podcast Crew is back!
Listen to our latest episode HERE: http://ffxivrealm.com/media/episode-14-the-one-with-all-the-spoilers.212/media
In this episode, Fybrile can't remember names, Majaa thinks everything is right, and Sword sets a new record for the total number of bleeps in a single episode. We go over the end of FFXIV 2.0's story (lots of spoilers for those of you who haven't finished the storyline yet). For our Hot Topic, this episode we tackle the issue of endgame accessibility (read: nerfing content).
This episode was loooooong. After a dozen hours of editing, we pared it down to just a little over two hours, with the original recording going on for three.
Because Kolossus wasn't able to make the recording, unfortunately we had to postpone the announcement of our...
Well, after much work and sleepless nights, we're just about ready to show off our latest - and potentially greatest - feature here at the Realm, the Free Companies Index!
Oh man is this page going to be loaded with features for FCs! Our philosophy for this area was to give FCs a better way to market and coordinate with other FCs and recruit new members on their server. The page will be fully-open for members here at the Realm to create their own FC groups. FC group creators will be able to:
1. Create their own FC area here on the Realm equipped with:
i. A profile cover image2. FC group creators will...
ii. An FC logo
iii. A fully customizable description of their FC with BBCodes functionality, links, images & media.
iv. A Member Wall where members can post, like and comment.
v. A Staff Wall, same as above, but for FC officers only.
vi. A Calendar with full ability to schedule events & reminders.
vii. A Members list
viii. An FC photo album.
ix. FC Forums
This month, we're featuring:
Summoner Rotation Guide: Understanding The Basics
MiKairi has been a recognized raider of the Realm for quite some time now. She is very experienced in end-game raiding contents, particularly Coil, from Turn 1 to Turn 13. Her wonderful advice on raids has helped many people on our forum, and aided them through difficult contents.
The guide can also be accessed from "Editors Picks":
Please don't hesitate to to visit and rate the guide!
Please allow me to introduce you our brand new Guides Section of the Realm!
Fybrile has spent weekends renewing all the guides. Now it is looking more fabulous than ever!
This month, we're featuring a pretty new entry of our Guide Library -
WHM Guide by Hermes:
The featured guide(s) can be found in the "Editor's Pick" section:
Hermes has been an active member of the Realm for quite some time by now, and have displayed great knowledge in his WHM game play.
Even if you don't play WHM, please still feel free to visit the guide. You could...
The Echo Podcast Crew is back!
Listen to our lastest HERE: http://ffxivrealm.com/media/episode-13-the-one-about-last-weeks-news.211/media
In this episode, Fybrile starts a new segment called "Feelings, with Fybrile", Majaa's shows us her best British accent, and Kolossus has some really, really, really big news. We go over our impressions of patch 2.5.1 and Heavensward news from PAX East.
We decided to go for a little more of a light-hearted Hot Topic this episode, and talked about our 2.0 Bucket List from @The47thSen 's thread Stuff to Accomplish Before 3.0.
In all honesty, this episode should have been ready a week ago, as I got...
Well, 12 straight hours at it and we're about half done all we wanted to do. Alas, time to set it aside for the night and let you guys back onto the site. Currently, there's a lot of stuff under the hood that we're not opening up to the public just yet. Consider this an open beta of what little we were able to actually accomplish today. Hopefully over the next week we will finish up the rest of the update piece by piece, as well as work out all of the tiny issues here and there that are bound to crop up.
So, first thing you'll notice upon logging onto the Realm today is the mass of notification spam you received about Trophies. Apologies for that. We've completely revamped all of the Trophies. Check out our thread on what's new about the user trophies, and what we have slated for the near future HERE.
Second thing you'll notice is that I've temporarily set one of our new...
If there's one thing the team here at The Realm loves more than Final Fantasy XIV, it's our great community. We just celebrated our second anniversary a few weeks ago, and we're truly excited and humbled that this site is still growing and running strong. As we look forward to the release of Heavensward in just a couple months, we have been busy behind the scenes looking for ways to help this site continue to grow, as well as trying to find ways to get our current members the recognition they deserve for their amazing contributions to this community.
The first such member was ridiculously easy to find. If you don't know @Caimie Tsukino , or haven't benefited from her informed and friendly posts around the Forums, chances are pretty good you've read one of your incredibly helpful Guides.
Caimie's Guides are, without a doubt, one of the biggest highlights here at the Realm....
I thought it would be great if we could compile all the latest news about the first expansion for Final Fantasy XIV in one place, so the fanboys don't miss anything, and the new players can find everything they're looking for more easily. This is a massive undertaking, as new tidbits get released daily it seems. Please feel free to post any information missing - initially, there will be LOTS missing - and it will be added to the list by myself or the mods immediately. And feel free to add pictures. Pictures are worth 1000 words!
PURCHASING & RELEASE
- Pre-ordering begins on March 16th, 2015.
- The Collectors' Edition will include a statue.
- Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward will launch on July 23rd, 2015.
- Early Access will begin on June 19th, 2015.
VITAL INFO AT A...
What will you be doing until the release of Heavensward on June 23rd, 19th for early access.
Personally i think i will finish leveling BLM, and finally get around to doing all of the extreme primals. I also think that i would like to finish collecting all of the mounts in the game, ADS will be the hardest i believe seeing as no one does PvP. Finally i want to finish decorating my house.
The Echo Podcast
"The One About Relics"
Listen to it HERE: http://ffxivrealm.com/media/episode-12-the-one-about-relics.210/media
In this episode Fybrile drinks way too much coffee, Majaa's house gets finished, Kolossus speaks a little Chinese and Sword sings a song. We go over what we know about the Golden Saucer in 2.5.1, Cafe Eorzea, in-game marriages, relic weapons in 3.0 and a lots of other stuff.
The crew is extremely happy (and relieved) to get this episode out, as we've been having issues with recording for a few months now. Apologies to all of our listeners for the delay, but we're back, and we hope that you enjoy the episode!...
So with the drop of Patch 2.51 will be the release of The Manderville Gold Saucer, a place where we all can just take a break and have fun and relax. I looked up more information pertaining the release date and I got
For those not wanting to click the link I have put the details below.
Manderville Gold Saucer preview at Tokaigi Game Party Japan 2015
By Michael Fisher on February 1, 2015 at 12:29 AM
As part of the Live Letter on the Road series, Yoshida and Foxclon took to the stage at Tokaigi Game Party Japan 2015 to show off an extended look at the upcoming Manderville Gold Saucer as well as reveal the date for the patch: February 24th.
The stream started off with a look at Triple Triad, Yoshida explained that there will be a total of 80 cards to collect at the beginning, and some cards you will be able to obtain via the FF Portal App...
Update 1.9.9: "Community Connections" is Live!!!
We are proud to present the very first of our three-part update as we ramp up towards Heavensward, Update 1.9.9: "Community Connections". For this initial update, we have focused mostly upon improving communication and networking between members around the Realm. We've revamped the forums list, added a ton of features around the site to help you get in touch with others more easily, added a bit of customization to your profile pages, and overhauled our front page. Not to mention these cute new emoticons...
All-in-all, there were over 40 front and back-end additions that have been made to the site, all focused on the best part of the Realm, great community and discussion.
Here's some of the Highlights of 1.9.9...
A Revamped Front Page...
HOLY CRAP. I just got so hyped from this trailer. If you haven't seen it yet then WATCH NOW!!!
The full information is available over here: http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/55fc4e96eb12449631ab0c76b746026986fb870f
So what do you guys think? I'm ridiculously excited for the triple triad and chocobo racing in the golden saucer. The music for AK Hard had me extremely hyped. Godbert is a king... Overall this seems like another amazing patch from a company that knows the way to their fan bases' hearts.
The snow has fallen in Eorzea and the land has frozen over. Hey though, that doesn't mean we can't have a good time! 404 Guild Not Found is back with our friends the Treehouse & Resonate to give you a reason to look forward to the chilly months of the year. The Festival of Frost makes its debut! We've got trivia, anagrams, riddles, outfit contests, dancing lalafells, and even more to make you forget all about that frostbite forming on your toes. Seriously though, you should probably get that checked out. Here's the crucial information:
When: February 7th at 9PM EST
Where: Camp Dragonhead (South of the Aethernet)
Theme: The frozen tundra. Wear your icy shades and don your winter gear to keep warm in the frigid wind.
Why: Generating body heat mostly...
Join us for a night of dancing, food, prizes, games, laughs, and some surprises as we take Old Man Winter...
I figured since there's a pet-peeve thread. Why not make one that's well an anti-peeve. An accomplishment you do that makes you feel proud that you're playing XIV instead of wanting to rage quit it altogether!
I'll kick things off myself.
-Just tanked Ifrit for the first time ever, NM and won.
I went down during the last 5% of the fight but I saw an awesome Arcanist use Topaz Carbuncle to kite Ifrit around while the healer heal bombed the Arc. It was amazing to watch. Glad I was there to witness it.
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