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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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).
  12. For the most part, the RPC tries to stay out of making RPC-endorsed groups or "official" RPC groups like discords, social media accounts, or in-game groups like Linkshells, Free Companies, or Fellowships due to both member number limits and the need for moderation of those groups. While I understand that making such a thing with the site's name/branding is does out of good intentions, it opens up a can of worms if say, Player A doesn't like something going in a group made by Player B and blames the entire site as a whole when the staff here had nothing to do with it. We have in the past asked other groups using "Hydaelyn Roleplayers Coalition" as their titles to please make a unique name to various extents as we cannot actually enforce it. (Roleplay Mateus / RPM was an example where things were sorted out amicably!) TLDR: Please do not make "official" RPC discords, LSes, FCs, or fellowships as that gets us into hot water.
  13. Hello! I've moved the topic over to Character Workshop since this looks to be more about your character than general RP concepts and methods. What's worked for me and quite a few others is to start with your character's current motivations and needs, filling in the blanks as you go. Remember that while backstory is useful for determining those wants/needs/motivations, people cannot RP with your backstory. They RP with your character as seen presently. (Yes, some do collaborative writing to mesh backstories too, but what I mean is they're not typically RPing out your character's past events). So what are some things your character's up to? Do they have any goals or other motivations? Places to go, people to see, etc? As you progress in the game, you'll find a bit more lore on the Xaela when you reach the Steppes. I'd also recommend checking out some of Sounsyy's lore compilations over on https://mirkemenagerie.tumblr.com/post/167534982764/mirkemenagerie-update . Things like units of measurement, time/date, and racial stuff are all a good start, and there's bound to be some related topics to your interests as well!
  14. Depending on your access and bandwidth/cpu requirements, we could potentially host this off RPC's AWS server. Alternatively, I run a small discord bot off Google's GCP free tier which gets the job done for it nicely. (As long as you don't need to run anything -too- RAM intensive, as the specs are somewhat low).
  15. You may be interested in Botanica Eorzea, a compilation of all the plants in game. (source: Tinolqa on tumblr). Some of these are touched on in the Miner quests as well, albeit from a miner who is calling out the character for not knowing the difference in what things do, even if the player character is extremely good at gathering it. Soft metals in general (gold, silver, etc) are all seen as being very aether-conductive materials. As are bones and gemstones. It's also a well known fact that Garlean armor and things like cermet are purposely -not- aether conductive leading to better armor for a people who cannot [generally outside of very rare individuals] manipulate aether. Otherwise, most people tend to base their RP by assuming the in-game items have similar properties to their real-world counterparts, within reason given the technical skills of the people within the setting. (IE: Silicon-based transistors to make a computer would probably be a stretch when Eorzea still doesn't have electricity or combustable engines or telephones, etc). Part of what makes this setting interesting is that there are a lot of blended up technologies from various points in time, combined with the magic system. We can have a clockwork doll that appears to handle its functions and possibly even think (GSM quests) but there are still fire-lit lamp posts and a lack of running water in other areas.
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