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    Franz Renatus
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    Balmung
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  1. Performance RP's a bit outside of what i'm familiar with, but that sounds like an honest mistake. Especially if you're also getting used to the game and the RP environment as well. I'd suggest apologizing again to the leader or some of the others involved and let them know you're still getting used to RP in FFXIV and that it was a mistake. If they're receptive to it, perhaps you can even work to coordinate with them and things will work out for the better? And if they brush you off or don't accept it, then move on to some other people. Perhaps attend a few events as a guest and then inquire about how they're run and how to get involved yourself. It's a common mistake to grab the spotlight out of nowhere, whether intentionally or not, and it's something that people who've gotten settled into RP often forget about. To the hosters, it probably did come off as rude and jarring because it wasn't something they had planned for, but I'd be willing to bet they've all done the same at some point. People just tend to forget about their first few scenes or what they were like when they started out. I'm not sure if you're used to RP in another MMO, or perhaps another format like forum, tabletop, etc, but FFXIV's tends to be a bit different from the others, although with people playing multiple games, MMO RP tends to be pretty similar to an extent. Going forwards, if you're unsure about something, I'd just ask the coordinators! The majority of people RPing in FFXIV have been really friendly and helpful in my experiences, and I'm sure they could help give some pointers or tips that they've found that work well for them. Don't get iscouraged after a single try!
  2. Could you elaborate a bit more? What sorts of things did you do that weren't received well? While it's certainly possible you may have stepped on someone's toes, it's also just as likely that what you did was something only those specific people didn't like. I can't really provide any specific advice but in general, there are any number of reasons one RPer may not mesh well with another. I wouldn't call it off after a single bad experience as it could just be the case you haven't found a group that fits well. My first RP, I ended up power gaming and wasn't even aware I'd done something wrong until another person pointed it out. From there, I was able to make adjustments and things went well! Some advice from a person from way back was "remember that you're the side character in someone else's main character." It's important to keep in mind that while you should have jurisdiction over your character's actions, that you also leave room for someone to have the same for theirs. Most other things come down to preferences and opinions and there are SO MANY people RPing in this game that you're likely to find a bunch with a similar mindset.
  3. You'll need to do it completely inline per tag as classes aren't allowed. Part of thisi s because wiki pages are sent through a few different parsers before being stored/retrieved. If you know that something will be consistent, I'd probably wrap the whole thing a <div style=""> tag, which is what many have done. Unfortunately this type of behavior is something mediawiki supports, but does not actually recommend.
  4. Hello! Mediawiki only allows a handful of HTML that it can sanitize and no external CSS or scripts. This is why you'll find people using a TON of inline CSS on div/span/table tags. We have two plugins available for tabs. There's the Mediawiki Headertabs extension which converts headers into tabs. = tab 1 = content here =tab 2 = content here =tab 3= content here <headertabs /> We also have the Mediawiki Tabs plugin which is a lot more powerful, but also a bit more complex to set up. Most users using this plugin use the simple default tabs and the toggle box. <tabs> <tab name="tab1">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.</tab> <tab name="tab2">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.</tab> <tab name="tab3">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.</tab> </tabs> <!-- don't encapsulate this inside of <tabs></tabs> --> <tab name="My Toggle Box"> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. </tab> If you've got questions about either, please let me know!
  5. I tend to adjust the chat filters in RP-heavy areas to only show /say and /emote text. While each of those can be assigned their own color, if you're around a lot of people, you'll still see a lot of the same. One thing I personally try to do to tackle this is to alternate my posts between /say and /emote so that the log is a bit easier to work with in public. If you're doing private RP, then I recommend switching over to /tell, /party, or /linkshell chat and separating those off to another tab. The game will give you 4 and you can totally customize general and battle despite their hardcoded names. Other things I've seen people do to enhance their experience is make a RP-only HUD setting. Something where you can disable any unneded components of the game and make room for a larger text box, see more of the characters/environment, etc.
  6. Here're some lore snippets from in-game things as compiled by Sounsyy (link). Perhaps these will be of use! They certainly show that vampiric mythology exists. Disclaimer: compiled in 2015, there are perhaps some missing newer snippets and flavortext that could be found in the game. Garlean Garlic: A pungent spice used to flavor many different varieties of dishes. It is also thought to ward off vampiric bats, but there is no evidence to substantiate that claim. Vampiric Tapestry: Despite the fear-inducing moniker, this flying cephalopod neither sups on blood nor transforms into a bat. Rumors that it does not cast a shadow are unfounded, and all manner of stakes, from oak, to iron, to granite, to cermet, have been found effective in impaling this rather peaceful creature of the clouds. Vampire Lampern: Just as its name implies, the vampire lampern is indeed a sucker of blood, using its multiple rows of teeth to latch onto its prey, whether it be sea or land creature, and bore a hole from which to drink. Barbastelle: The vampire bat Barbastelle has many epithets, the only remotely flattering one being "the laird of Blind Iron Mines." While cattle mutilations are hardly any one creature's domain, experts are united in the view that the infamous mass draining of the herd at Red Rooster Stead - the so called "Big Gulp" - is the work of Barbastelle. Wulgaru: Wulgaru, the false tree. Not a few poachers have vanished after being bound overnight to these vampiric man-eaters by unsuspecting Wood Wailers. The Wulgaru is also drawn by noise and commotion, breaking its arboreal disguise to feast on the blood of its favorite prey: man. In other words, go quietly and fight stealthily, adventurer. If a tree comes alive in the forest, you're not likely to notice until too late. Choke Hold: Since Mih Khetto's Amphitheatre hosted a performance of Dusk, the tale of a lovelorn maiden forced to choose between a walking corpse and a nightwolf, chokers like the one worn by the play's moody heroine have been flying off the shelves. Ever sensitive to the needs of their customers, Black Rabbit Traders seek skilled leatherworkers to assist them in supplying the spiraling demand.
  7. They're probably meant to move around. In much the same way that Hrothgar ears are also basically static on their heads despite Miqo'te having tons of ear animations. My personal take is that SE rushed to get the new races out and those animations were a cut corner.
  8. I'd say for the most part, people are pretty chill and rather friendly. I hope you don't run into more like the initial experience. Especially when people use a TON of in-game terms and other MMO speak that someone may not have seen before whether new to FFXIV, MMO RP, RP in general, etc. If you happen to still be getting acquainted with FFXIV in general, https://ffxiv.gamerescape.com/wiki/Dictionary_of_Terms_and_Slang may be helpful as I know there are certain terms and slang that tend to be used in FFXI/FFXIV that are different from the ones that someone may have encountered in say, WoW. Otherwise, more of the MMO-ish ones can be tricky because some are up for interpretation. I'd definitely recommend asking about any specifics you encounter and hopefully someone here can help answer or shed some light if the person using that term isn't as friendly. For the most part, I usually only see people with these: RP - common RP designator ERP - erotic/sexual roleplay. Some may look down on it, but it's both more common than people say, but way less common than rumors about RP/Balmung would have you believe. MRP - Mature RP. This is one of those tricky ones as it's "mature themes" but that's up to interpretation. It could mean general 18+ stuff, ERP, or other forms of explicit material like extreme violence. It's best to just ask the other person what they mean by it to get an idea. DRP - "Dark" RP. See MRP as I've personally found these to be interchangeable. WU - Walk ups. I don't usually see people using this unless they're trying to squeeze more information in the limited search info box. /tell - FFXIV's version of a private message. IC/OOC - in-character/out-of-character PVE - this person also plays the game for content/raiding ILVL - item level. End game term to give people an idea of how good your equipment is CRP - (in the RP sense) I have no idea. One of my friends has this, but I haven't asked.
  9. Exactly what Valence said. If you are looking for more resources though, I'd suggest perusing some of Sounsyy's posts on the matter! Main lore index: https://mirkemenagerie.tumblr.com/post/167534982764/mirkemenagerie-update Mito'te lore and Races of man
  10. Yeah, it's basically a confirmation of the same stance SE's always had in regards to roleplay. "Just go do it and stop worrying about the reasons." My view's that they've (SE) always had this stance of "just say you did and go from there if you want." They didn't provide an in-world justification for the not-main-characters, but perhaps 5.X will lead to that because we can't just leave our companions torn across worlds forever. It's the same sort of answer that Yoshi-P or SE provides any time a "why are these RPers in the 'West' getting so caught up on this" event occurs. Ultimately, people should just find like-minded RPers and RP out those concepts. If that involves getting to the First using some means we've seen in game, an extrapolation of that (Caster Role quests), or whatever other reason, then go for it. Maybe the Exarch screwed up and dragged more people over than expected. There in't some "I need to win at the lore" aspect here. Just be respectful to those who do and those who don't. Or do it my way, avoid talking loudly in public RP spaces about it.
  11. I swapped out the links in my post above. Something's wonky with the fancier embeds which I'm gonna look into. Fixed. (There was a forum patch to apply)
  12. Hey there! Welcome to the RPC! There isn't a RPC discord, but there are some other community-run ones that you might be interested in like the Mateus RP Hub and some of the general Crystal DataCenter discords that others run. Mateus RP Hub: https://discord.gg/mateusrphub Crystal DC: https://discord.gg/jVXurfS
  13. Hello! While the larger RPer-populated servers like Balmung and Mateus (both are Crystal Datacenter) should still have a pretty decent number of people online, things like events might be a little more tricky depending on how they fit into your schedule. I have known a few Australian players who managed ot make it work and found the RP they were looking for! One thing to note though is that connecting to the North American datacenter may not give you the most pleasurable gaming experience. Certainly better now that it's on the west coast of the USA instead of the east like pre-Stormblood, but the Japanese DCs would probably have the lowest latency, which aren't quite as RP heavy. I'd recommend making a character on a Crystal server to poke around Balmung and Mateus to see what's available. The RPC also has some imported calendar feeds to list events. (The full calendar pages show a lot more information than the sidebar, which just grabs the most recent upcoming ones.)
  14. In the case of MCH though, aren't you the player making the soul crystal? For many of the jobs though, they are more indeed like getting shortcuts, tips, and tricks to said job as opposed to "this is vital." Most of the physical jobs fall into this category. You unlock a chakra before becoming a monk. Paladin is extra arts and teachings that they could just teach you if given the time. Non-official-titled dragoons really meant "has killed a dragon." And so on. And even then, the job had to have existed before someone could make a soul crystal for it. *cough* BLM *cough* ...but the difficulty of "just figuring it out" especially when most people are playing average intelligence teen-20-something year olds is a bit of a statistic impossibility when it comes to an entire school of magic.
  15. Try this one https://discord.gg/bnBSTeU
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