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  • Birthday August 20

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    Franz Renatus
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    Balmung
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    UTC-8

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  1. The reality is that most of the forum is pretty quiet because a lot of users have moved to Discord servers instead. This isn't really unique to the RPC as it is to nearly all online communities that saw forum members migrate to newer pastures. The RPC wiki itself has also largely fallen aside as well, given that may people swapped to using Tumblr (back in the day) or then moved to making Carrd sites. Again, not a bad thing, but just another tool to get what they wanted, and usually with less hassle as a carrd comes with a nice visual editor instead of relying on wikicode and/or html.
  2. Hello! Per some requests, I've made some adjustments to the site. I've added tag searches for Light and Chaos datacenters for the Free Company and Linkshell Halls and I've also lightly restructured the Club layout to renamed Omega to Chaos and to Light as an option there too. (I've tried to move everything as well, but go check your club settings to make sure in case I might've missed you!)
  3. Unfortunately, there's no option for that built into the game. There are options that exist within the realm of third party tools, but as those are technically against the terms of service, I can't name or link them here on the forums. But I can give you a hint that it's part of a plugin for a third party launcher.
  4. Doman is still a branch of whatever the common Hyuran language is, which is likely the root of your frustration. Yes, they have some specialized words, but this would be better seen as being a dialectal difference and not a separate language. As the player character/WOL, you and your friends travel across seas and have no issues communicating with the locals. And the Doman refugees who came over to Eorzea likewise did not experience issues with most day to day communication. It's not a case where all the characters suddenly and perfectly became bilingual, and the WOL's Echo isn't
  5. Ah, in this case, yes, using quotes is usually more of a norm, but it also can vary on player. Some people don't use them in /say speech, but will in /emote due to how the text is displayed. I personally use them because I try to fit a couple of sentences in and usually toss in an action or two. And then kinda flip-flop between using /say and /emote to help give the text box a little more variety so I can track reading text more easily. (And in large events, I've made use of /echo as well just as like.... SPACER TEXT YOU HAVE READ UP TO HERE SO FAR
  6. For the most part, people use ((double parentheses)) to denote out of character text while actively RPing. Personal stances vary quite a lot of how often a person may choose to use it, but most everybody is fine being on the receiving end provided it's not being used for [unintentional] metagaming. (As in, don't typically use it to announce your character's internal thoughts or motivation unless you're trying to work out some sort of OOC resolution or need some type of outside clarification as a player, but not as a character). The thing about RP in FFXIV is that it's not super con
  7. Between the World Visit system and Cross-World Linkshells, you can pretty easily play/chat with your friend. The only added bonus of being on the same world would be if you wanted to have characters in the same Free Company or World-specific Linkshells. I think you may also have some misconceptions about roleplaying in an MMO. It largely works the same way as forum-based RP, just in smaller/faster posts (usually). It's more similar to say, roleplaying over Discord or other fast-chat/instant-messager style layouts, but with the bonus of an avatar and animated emotes/settings.
  8. Hello! As you may have seen, we've had a few site layout/data adjustments that have popped up this month! Perhaps the most notable is that the imported calendars and relevant feeds have been removed from RPC and replaces with a new events import block on the sidebar. Due to the number of events, the website software was unable to handle importing the data and instead would fail to load. If you ever got a HTTP Error 500 page, it was the calendar importer timing out. (And even then, it failed to import anything after the first 100 events in the feed). To rep
  9. Truth be told, gil is mostly useless in this game for general gameplay. You'll easily accumulate enough for repairing your gear through playing the game as normal and after that, it's really only used for teleports or if you want to attempt to buy a house, which moreso depends on your home world's availability. I've seen some people amass a fair amount by reselling NPC vendor items on the market boards because people don't really go to check who sells what. And crafting/gathering materials that are in medium/high demand usually sell pretty alright too. Otherwise for ca
  10. With the World Visit system, your home server really only dictates where you can have your FC and home world Linkshells. Since Balmung and Mateus share the same datacenter, Crystal, you can travel freely between them and also to other worlds in the same cluster, as RP can be found in some of them too! Both should be somewhat EU friendly as they're pretty populated, but if you're looking for something more EU-centric and at more normal hours, I'd recommend also checking out Omega, which is where I believe most EU RP can be found in the European datacenters.
  11. Welcome! The RPC's calendar is one resource, but only shows things from people who use the RPC. I'd also check out the community calendars by Erah'sae, which handles a lot more events and is curated by google forms and calendar feeds for servers and datacenters. They've grown so large they actually break the RPC's calendar importer and we're working on a new method to pull in upcoming events!
  12. Our SSL certificates for HTTPS connects expired and failed to auto-renew correctly. I've manually regenerated them, but it seems that some of the site cache didn't quite like that. You may notice a warning on your browser about the site being insecure, but this is just because the caching we use for site images doesn't perfectly match the site name and they're not playing nicely right now. *shakes fist at AWS* The actual site's security results can be found here: https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=ffxiv-roleplayers.com I'm hoping to get the issu
  13. While making a character on the more RP-focused servers has its benefits (linkshells and free companies), it's not really required for a good RP experience anymore. You can make use of the World Visit system to just hop over to one of the more RPer-populated servers without having to fight the character creator limits. So if your goal is RP on Balmung and Mateus, you could make a character on Goblin or somewhere else that's nice and open on the Crystal datacenter and then just visit over to RP. Between Discord and Cross-World linkshells, most of the other restrictions are all gamep
  14. You'll find people spread across a lot of worlds. With the World Visit system that was introduced during 4.X, you can easily hop between the worlds on your datacenter, so trying to make/transfer a character into Balmung or Mateus isn't quite the issue it was back then. A lot of people have moved over to Discord in lieu of forums like the RPC, which makes finding people a little more difficult when not being quite as...advertised. Some good resources for Crystal-based RP would be the Balmung Roleplay Network discord https://discord.gg/bnBSTeU and general use Crystal RP one https://
  15. Hello! I'd recommend making a character in one of the Crystal data center worlds, specifically on Balmung or Mateus where the bulk of RPers tend to be. Other datacenters and worlds do also have RP, and if you're currently on Primal, I think the bulk tends to be on Hyperion. You can freely move between servers, but things like Free Companies (aka guilds in other games), world-only Linkshells (chat groups), and some other things don't operate the same between your home world and a visited world. For basic RP though, things in /say or /emote or /party chat will all work f
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