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  1. //Moderator Message Hi guys. This thread was created as a split as the discussion of the news article is not appropriate for where it was posted. Please be aware that this is a topic full of tension for a lot of people; when discussing, be respectful and mind your tone. Failure to do so may result in additional actions being taken as per our rules. //Moderator Message
  2. Welcome aboard! I hope you enjoy exploring the world of mmo rp
  3. If you are looking for stories, I think you should take a gander at tumblr and maybe also pillowfort.social (The latter is lesser used). A lot of the people I see writing stories post their stuff on individual tumblrs; though I can't really name any as a starting point. Tumblr does offer some options for interacting and I think some still also RP on it. There may also be some discords out there that focus on story-style RP, so it might be worth asking around whenever you find anything that seems to look like what you are looking for. It's not exactly the smoothest or easiest starting point, but it's somewhere! Tumblr has a large portion of the RP community active on it. You will definitely stumble over some LFRP posts and such there too so maybe you'll find someone who's interested in the same thing, you never know.
  4. Official Forum Thread (2011) So this has since been expanded on a little bit through the quests that Skae mentioned. The Hilda quest is likely what the "Future/Quests events" referred to. I do not quite remember where, if it's an official source like the Lore Panels or somewhere else, but I believe it has been phrased that the more different the races are, the more difficult it would be for a couple of said combination to have a child. This is also seen by the fact that half-breeds within each race's clans are a fairly common sight among NPC's, especially with seeker/keeper miqo'te's (so you may have a child NPC that presents with sharp teeth - a keeper trait, and slitted eyes, a seeker trait). Through this logic I can only guestimate that typical racial features would be distributed at random with any half-breed child, so that would be up to you. So the answer is yes, you can, but it would be very rare and I would encourage you to consider this when as you progress through roleplay; from having problems with it, all the way through to the potential stigma there may be from other inhabitants of hydaelyn that a mixed couple has managed to produce such a child. Personally I don't think a roegadyn and a viera would have as many problems as e.g a roegadyn and a miqo'te would, but both combinations would be rare still regardless. I also think when it comes to things like this, it's all about how you integrate it into your RP and less so important that the lore says it's improbable.
  5. The Roleplay Calendar (You may encounter it in bot-form in various Discords, too) includes events from all of Crystal. But because Balmung has been the primary "unofficial" RP server for many years, a lot of the events that happen are on Balmung. The RP community in FFXIV is massive. You can't accurately pin down a feel or attitude for neither Balmung nor Mateus because they are so big; there's too many FC's and too many people to have any semblance of a unified overarching truth. You will find that people can tell you both good and bad stories of both servers. There are inclusive groups and events on both servers. A lot of the people who currently play on Mateus also used to play on Balmung, but simply opted to switch once the momentum was there pre-world visit. Functionally speaking, the main thing that is dependent on your choice of server is which FC you want to belong to. You may want to browse the RP Index for themes and tendencies or potential points of applications before you decide. Some themes are stronger and more abundant on one server and less so on another; for example, tribal guilds (more predominant on Mateus). Though I expect/suspect that in the future, Free Companies will be lifted from being bound to a specific server; Square Enix is definitely working towards uniting all of us as much as possible. Because of World Visit and the Cross World Linkshells, this is an excellent time to join FFXIV and it's RPing community. I hope you end up being happy with your choice regardless!
  6. I can recommend the RP handbook here: Other than that, many people have asked that question before you, so perhaps take some time to peruse through the RP discussion forum. There's bound to be some tips and tricks here and there that might help you. I would recommend looking into groups and discords to start with, find yourself a home that can support you on your levelling journey
  7. Welcome aboard! As an Omega-player, you may wish to join the Chaos Roleplayers Coalition discord, if you are not already: https://discord.gg/VPPzZ2F Good luck!
  8. Maril

    Hi there!

    The Quicksand on both Mateus and Balmung are hot-spots for random-RP and walk ups, so it may be a good place for you to start out- you may also be able to watch other people's RP which can maybe help inspire you? All depending on what is going on of course. People do sometimes roleplay in the other city-states but as far as I can tell it's not as frequent & may be more in a pre-arranged meet-up nature. I would also recommend hitting up some events when they start up after the shb-launch "grace period" that many events have placed on themselves. You can check for events in the calendar here on-site or via this link: http://ffxiv-rp.org/CalendarView.html
  9. The naming conventions for Hrothgar were confirmed to be delayed until post-shb launch, as per the official forum- so it'll be a little while yet You can always just go with a placeholder name that could potentially become a nickname in conjunction with a name that follows the naming convention later on. As for where to go, we have server visiting now- so anywhere in the Crystal Datacenter will let you be able to world-visit Balmung. Both Balmung and Mateus have massive communities when it comes to RP FC's, and Zalera is also up-and-coming on this front. Hope you find a good place and welcome (back)!
  10. Maril

    Hi there!

    Welcome aboard!
  11. Why does he keep on doing that chest poke though, it kills me
  12. First off I think we all need to remember that we're in a pre-expansion lull right now; there isn't much to log into the game for beyond RP which can be a factor in people disappearing. It's a pretty common trend that I remember happening with HW and SB pre-expansion times as well, things go a bit more quiet and people vanish. I think there's always a tendency for people to fade though, and as sucky as it might be I really do need to tell you that this is a pretty common experience- at least from what I can tell. I tend to say that persistence pays off; it takes a long time to find and build up the relations that form friendships to last. My own tips, beyond what you are already doing would be; - Join a Free Company if you aren't in one already. Alternatively, if you're not finding RP where you are, you may need to consider moving- aim for an FC that is either a promising upstart or one that has been around for ~6months and has regular (from reading your post, I'd suggest weekly) events. Then attend everything that FC dishes up religiously. Be open and approaching in your engagement & avoid putting yourself in a corner. - Review your hooks. If people aren't coming back, in the event it does have something to do with your character, it may be because they don't quite know how to hook a second encounter. Assume that people aren't going to read your profiles; some will and they're great & definitely worth it, but sometimes you really need to slap the hook in people's face. Instead of asking if people would generally like to RP again, mention that you want to do something specific, and (gently) push for a day to do it on. - I know you mention you're going to events, but consider becoming a regular at a few core events. Pick a bar that you enjoyed and prioritize going there; you'll be more recognizeable to the event staff which may lead to additional RP. If you have the time and a character suitable, offer to volunteer at an event, it isn't always a high-pressure thing & can get you some good connections + you connect with people oocly about the purpose of making the event go smooth. But most importantly, don't give up. Shadowbringers is right around the corner, and the new content will bring about a wealth of new opportunities and a slew of new characters (Viera/Hrothgars) that are starting from scratch; needing exposure to RP and friends.
  13. Welcome! If you haven't found it already, try giving the Roleplay Handbook a read, it may help you understand the basics!
  14. Welcome aboard, I hope you make some great friends!
  15. Maril


    Welcome aboard! o/
  16. Zalera is definitely the most up-and-coming of the bunch. They have a community discord here: https://discord.gg/7mBXW8h
  17. 1. Depending on which version you purchased, you may have 30 days of game time included. 2.The free transfer period for EU sadly ended on the 16th of April. If you have any characters on NA, you can move them around until the 7th of May. You need to have an active account to be able to transfer.
  18. There's about 4-5 european guilds on Balmung to my knowledge, so I'd say there's still plenty opportunity. Also a lot of europeans hiding in NA guilds with bad sleeping patterns There's also a lot of NA players who likes to RP during the daytime.
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  20. I was blown out of the water with hype for this. Like, I didn't really expect much to be revealed, but damn, it's like they're just trying to give us everything we ever wanted.
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