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  1. Hello! The infobox template code uses some arcane wikicode magic and doesn't need the normal [[file:name.ext]] conventions. I've swapped it to just the file name and that's removed the extra code from your page.
  2. Hello! While the Quicksand on Balmung is/was a good place to find public RP, it's also gotten a name for finding RP of other kinds, which typically goes on through /tell (private message) or in party chat. I would turn on the RP status icon and look for others with it as a good starting point. There's also the character search info, which allows you a small text blurb. Many RPers will state they're RPers, possibly what kind they're into, and if they're open to walkups/random RP along with a small character description or hook. As for Omega, I'm not entirely sure. A lot of the activity that used to occur here on the RPC has since migrated over to Discord. You may find the Chaos Datacenter Discord group handy. https://discord.gg/94tTub6 Regarding transfers, you can easily "world visit" any server in your datacenter. For Balmung and Mateus, this is handy because the servers are usually locked to create new characters, but have some of the larger populations of RPers around. While there are some restrictions in what you can/cannot do (no retainers, no FC buffs, no local-server Linkshells, etc), it's handy for RPers who want to do things on various servers or when you can't directly get a character into one of them. Linkshells are basically FFXIV chat groups. There are slots allocated for local to your world/server and some that are cross-world and will work regardless of the server you're on. Free Companies are your guild equivalent and also have a dedicated chat channel. Aside from those channels, there's /say for general chat, /em or /emote for emote chat, /yell for short-range, and /shout for zone-wide.
  3. For new/returning players, you could join the Novice Network, but it varies wildly by server and time, and may not actually be conductive in having a good experience. SE's gotten a bit better about removing RMT spam, although you'll still see some bots in main cities doing it in /say by market boards and whatnot. They can be easily reported these days. Otherwise, the basic chat channels are: /shout - zone-wide chat channel. Anyone on the same map as you will receive it. /yell - wide-area chat channel. The whole map won't see this, but it's farther than /say or /emote channels /say and /emote - these are mostly limited to people nearby who are close enough to also see your character /tell private messages When it comes to joining a Free Company and/or [Cross-world] Linkshell, I think that typically comes after having some exposure to the groups. I have found that there are some big FCs who basically just do a player search on a given map and go down the list inviting everyone who's not already in one, but that may not give you the best experience. In terms of RP, FFXIV also has a separate emote channel, which you can do with /emote or /em for short, as /e is the internal "echo the text" command and only displays in your chatbox. RPers tend to primarily RP in /say and /emote hand in hand if they're doing public RP, which might, but does not entail walk-ups being open too. (I'd check if they have the RP status icon and/or some form of walk-ups Ok in their search info). Other RPers prefer to RP in /tell, /party, or in their Linkshell/Free Company chat as needed. It's very much a "do what you and the people you're RPing with want to do" type of thing.
  4. Hey there and welcome back! I'm not sure what you mean by official roleplay discord as there are no single official RPC-sanctioned groups. If you mean some of the bigger community run discords, these may be to your liking: Crystal Datacenter RP - https://discord.gg/UryRMjz Balmung Roleplay Network - https://discord.gg/bnBSTeU Mateus RP Hub - https://discord.gg/mateusrphub FFXIV Chaos Roleplayers Coalition - https://discord.gg/94tTub6
  5. Nobody decent is gonna hassle you over having a non-lore compliant name. It may cause some minor confusion for walkups, and if you have a lore-compliant or public name in mind, I'd recommend sticking that in your search info and introducing your character with their in-character name. But there is absolutely no requirement to have a lore-compliant name. Especially when the naming conventions we do have are all specifically tailored to people living in Eorzea and the world is much, much larger.
  6. There is not an official discord for the RPC, but there are a number of large communities for RP on FFXIV. I'd recommend: Crystal Datacenter RP - https://discord.gg/UryRMjz Balmung Roleplay Network -https://discord.gg/bnBSTeU Mateus RP Hub - https://discord.gg/mateusrphub
  7. There have been several large changes to the game since 4.0 has released. These are the big ones I can think of without going through patch notes. General features: - Like in Heavensward, there are a bunch of new areas accessible once you get to the part of the game. - Flying is available in all 3.0 and later fields and will be coming to 2.0 ones in patch 5.3 - Swimming is also available in many zones Battle system features: - most classes have had major skill/ability pruning and some have been fully reworked - TP is gone - healers have 3-4 dps spells - tank stances are no longer a thing. All tanks get their basic "greatly increases enmity" skill at 15 and it doesn't affect their damage - for the Shadowbringers (5.0 / SHB) dungeons, you also have the choice of going in with NPCs instead of players "for story" reasons. They are not as good as players and the dungeon drops are reduced, but it's a handy way to queue into something to see their perspectives or to level up. Basically a smarter Grand Company squad. - of the skills that remained, some will automatically switch out depending on your level. ex: Stone -> Stone 2 -> Stone 3 -> Stone 4 -> Dia World Visit: - Introduced mid-SB, this lets you visit another world in your datacenter with some other features disabled - cannot use local-world Linkshells - cannot access retainers or FC chest - cannot gather timed/special nodes
  8. Because Balmung and Mateus usually have large active populations, they're closed to character creation. Currently, neither of them are congested though if you want to do a paid transfer into one of them. (You can find the current status here: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/worldstatus/). Otherwise, you can utilize the World Visit feature from Gridania, Limsa Lominsa, or Ul'dah and "World Visit" to Balmung or Mateus from any other server in the Crystal Data Center, like if you made a character on Goblin or something. World Visit does have a few limitations like not being able to access your retainers or your home world's linkshells, but it will temporarily transfer your character to that world so that you can partake in live RP events and walkups.
  9. Hello! I'd recommend making a character in the Crystal Data Center, which is where Balmung and Mateus are located. These two servers are where the bulk of RPers have gathered and generally have pretty high populations. NOTE: Creation of characters on these servers can/does close somewhat often when too many people are logged in or if the average number of active players gets too high. If you're unable to make a character on one of them directly, you can use the World Visit feature to hop over from another server in Crystal.
  10. Just to reiterate in case it got missed. Which to me includes things like the MCH converter because it's still a refined method as opposed to a raw ingredient. We're given a handful of in-game uses and I'm personally one of the people who's generally cool with things as long as they sound plausible within the setting. Results may vary with other RPers. Not necessarily, but given our proximity to recent patches, I don't want to unintentionally spoil things going on in 5.2. Wouldn't this be more of a decision to be made by the player? (Or even their character?) I would make the assumption that any such weapon was probably researched or engineered by the Ironworks and/or Garlemald directly. Or similar science-background characters/organizations. Considerations may include just how powerful this battery is supposed to be, it's uses, and alternatives we see in the game like just having crystals or more refined sources of aether like ceruleum.
  11. Assuming this blade is gonna be made with something incredibly rare like white auracite or related materials, yes, it could probably hold an aetheric charge and be used. Other things in game have similar purposes but are usually somewhat more technical than purely a crystal. Regarding the timeline, this is kept intentionally vague as FFXIV operates in a series of time bubbles. (We know the HW must take place after ARR, and SB after HW, etc, but there are no dates or times attached to -when- those took place.) There are occasionally some references to how long something takes like the ship from Limsa Lominsa to Kugane is about 3 moons, but the last time we had a hard date was the 7th Umbral Calamity.
  12. If you're referring to the 4-legged lizard-ish beast tribe that worshipped/summoned Zurvan, we don't really know anything about them. It may even be considered a stretch to call them centaurs given there may not even be a bipedal form of their race. You see them in the Zurvan fight and we know that the Allagans basically kidnapped them to use as summoning fodder for their works and that's about it.
  13. This was recently asked in the Linkshell Hall forum too. I'll copy my response from there: There is a fellowship on Crystal maintained by @Erah'sae for the Balmung/Mateus/Crystal Events Calendar.
  14. Hello! I've moved this over to the Welcome Desk forum as the Town Square is for in-character posts. (Forum-based RP, journals, stories, etc). Since these seem to all be regarding the same general question, most RP can be found on the Crystal Data Center, specifically concentrated on the worlds Balmung and Mateus. Before the Cross-World features were added, each world server was separate and the only way to interact with other characters on the same data center was through instanced content like dungeons and raids. Now that we have World Visit, you can easily access any world in your datacenter, although certain features like Free Companies, Linkshells, and Retainers are only available on your home server. For this reason, most RPers do still choose to get onto one of these worlds for ease of finding groups, but it's not strictly needed. As long as you're in the Crystal Data Center, you can just world-visit to wherever you want to be to roleplay. In terms of other datacenters/worlds, you will find smaller groups of RP, but not to the same extent. Aether has some RP on Faerie, Jenova, and Siren, but I don't know how many people are active. Primal has RP on Hyperion, which can be found at the Lucky 7s and Tepe's Treasures FCs. Do note that some of their RP is more ERP focused. If you're in the EU, you'll find RP on Omega. And if you're on one of the Japanese data centers, I have not heard of many RPers there at all. After Free Company and Player Housing were introduced, many players began to use their houses as venues for RP. You'll still find a lot of open-world RP on the more RP-focused servers, especially in cities and settlements. There are some people who also RP out in the various fields and zones as well, but these are typically for planned events. If by "specific house" you meant a Free Company or Linkshell, those aren't necessary for RP, but can enhance your experience by finding groups of like-minded individuals.
  15. Hello! Welcome to the RPC. We've got a lore section on-site, but you'll also find a lot of resources over on Sounsyy's tumblr. We keep a subforum redirect to it in the Lore Discussion forums, but it can also be found at https://mirkemenagerie.tumblr.com/post/167534982764/mirkemenagerie-update . There's no official RPC Discord server as we're more of a hub site and not some arbiter of the RP Community or any RP Standards. You can find user-submitted listings over in the Linkshell and Free COmpany Hall forums in addition to the Clubs section. There's a general Crystal Data Center RP Discord here: https://discord.gg/UryRMjz and there may be more depending on your home world (Like Balmung, Mateus, etc) or for more dedicated groups like a Linkshell, Free Company, etc. In terms of youtube guides, I highly recommend https://www.youtube.com/user/MTQcapture for raiding guides, but I don't have any strong recommendations for general gameplay. Many people are fans of The Balance for information on how to play the game, but it's not the only resource by any means. I do recommend checking out Novice Hall once you're around level 15. It can be found on your way to the first instanced dungeon by Aleport. https://ffxiv.consolegameswiki.com/wiki/Hall_of_the_Novice In terms of lore to start off with, I'd recommend "Eorzean Time and Measurements Lore" and to skim some of the racial and geography posts from Sounsyy's index. FFXIV is home to a lot of diversity in style and preference of RP and there's generally at least one group for everyone. If you're still pondering character ideas, or are looking for lore resources or help in crafting a character, head over to the Character Workshop forum. If you're looking for some more general to all RP guidelines or have questions about RP in general in FFXIV, the RP Discussion forum is also a good place to start! If you've got any questions, or encounter a site issue, please let me know! There are a number of posts with links to our old site that no longer work, but I can usually dig up the converted post. (And if it was from a pinned post or so, I can go update the links to their new homes).
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