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  1. Well. It seems the lull was too much from which to recover. We've decided to close our doors for good and shutter the windows. Thanks for all the good times! Best of luck in the world of FFXIV!
  2. Well. It seems the lull was too much from which to recover. We've decided to close our doors for good and shutter the windows. Thanks for all the good times! Best of luck in the world of FFXIV!
  3. Well. It seems the lull was too much from which to recover. We've decided to close our doors for good and shutter the windows. Thanks for all the good times! Best of luck in the world of FFXIV!
  4. A big thank you to all that came out and enjoyed some RP! A big shout out goes to Gerel Kha who went above and beyond and dragged some people in off of the streets! From here on, everyone and anyone is welcome to use the place as a venue for their RP, be it for company tavern nights or any other situation. So feel free to head to the Corner at your leisure! Thanks again!
  5. Happening tonight! Come hang out in a casual atmosphere with other RPers!
  6. The Corner - Grand Opening! The Fluff Come join us as we finally open our doors to the public! It will be a night of revelry found in drink, company and entertainment! Half priced drinks for all that attend! Open stage night - if you have a talent you'd like to share with the world, hop on stage and put on a show! And for those that prefer a little bit more of a quiet atmosphere, the restaurant upstairs may be more your speed. Sure to offer a more quiet atmosphere while allowing you to enjoy the finest meals available! The Details What: The Grand Opening of a bar and restaurant with half priced drinks and open stage. When: November 19, 2019, 7:00 PM CST - 9:30 PM CST (though guests are welcome to stay later) Where: The Mist, Ward 2, Plot 16 The OOC This is simply a night for casual, social RP among all who attend. There isn't any planned schedule of events for this occasion. Purchase of drinks and food are all IC mechanics and no exchanging of in game gil or out of game currency is required. Any and all sorts of characters are welcome to attend, though we do ask that those that choose to attend be considerate of the others in attendance - meaning be nice, don't steal the show, don't try to make the night all about you, try to keep the evil bomb plots to yourself for the night, etc. Again, this is meant to be a social, laid back event for people to just branch out and meet other RPers outside of their own circles... or to have said circles hang out together in a new location! For those that want to perform on stage: There isn't any sort of sign up sheet or turn order. If you would like to perform, contact either of the proprietors of the establishment (Sarael Mason or Sedalyn Brenner) via whispers and they will let you know the details - generally telling you that there is x amount of people in front of you, where x is the number of people that have whispered an interest in performing prior to your whisper. Essentially, though, if there isn't anyone currently on stage performing you are welcome to do so yourself.
  7. I'm not certain what you mean by restricted lore. Do you mean lore that is just not allowed? As in even though lore says "xyz is possible", the FC just says nope to it? Either way, I'd say most FCs generally fall into 3 groups. 1. Those that claim to be lore strict. These FCs tend to follow every bit of lore possible that is found in game, in the encyclopedias, and out of game sources such as interviews and the like. Some variances may only use in game sources and one of or neither of the other two. Either way, they stick to the lore as best they can and only dabble in grey areas as necessary to advance plots and the like. 2. Those that acknowledge the lore to some degree, but don't mind bending/breaking it so long as it remains remotely plausible or results in "good RP" (quoted only because good is a very subjective term). The degree to which they stick to the lore varies wildly and, as such, this group tends to be bigger (as in more FCs) than the other two. 3. Those that have little to no regard for the lore. Not much to say here, these groups don't care about the lore and just want to RP in the setting. I'd say these are fairly rare as it's somewhat difficult to completely ignore the game in which you're playing in (or so I feel). Otherwise, I don't really think there is a compiled list out there somewhere that says what lore is or is not accepted... other than the rules and policies found in each individual FC's sites and the like.
  8. November 5, 2019 A lot of time has passed since our last update. Reason being, we had a bit of a lull. There were many reasons for the lull ranging from burnout with FFXIV, newer games coming out that caught our interests (WoW Classic, Borderlands 3, etc.), and just real life obligations demanding our time away from the game. Unfortunately, some of the real life obligations has caused a small shrinkage in our membership, but we're still here. But that lull has come and gone and we're back in action. We have done some spring cleaning on inactive accounts in our membership and are open and ready to accept more members into the fold! We've made a few minor changes here and there with our policies, how we handle our leve system, and how a few things work in our event system. Overall, we're confident they will be changes for the better and things will run just a little bit smoother in the company now. We have events posted up for this month including an ongoing story of sorts that our company has been dealing with (even during our lull). We also have a social event posted on our company calendar that we plan to open up to the public as well, so look forward to that post coming from us in the future. We still have PvE nights posted for every Saturday night where the company is encouraged to get together to do any sort of PvE together. It usually turns out to be maps, but we have done extreme trials, raids, and more in the past as well. That said we all love the PvE in this game and are likely more than willing to run things with company mates on other nights, as well! To reiterate and reuse that which we've said before: What we offer: Lore-abiding, organic, adventure-themed RP. We strive to stick to the lore presented to us by Square to the best of our abilities, citing sources in game, lore books, and interviews with the devs as evidence. Though the timing for the events (and perhaps even the general flow of them) are planned, what actually happens during the event is not required to follow a plan... and may go to unexpected places due to character actions. And, naturally, we're an adventuring company so the large majority of our events revolve around doing adventuring-type things. A place where every character and every player can make a difference. We strive to allow every character to have a chance in the spotlight. This isn't just the story of the officer core, but the story of every member of the company. The same can be said for the players behind the characters. While final decisions may be made by the officer core, it is always with the opportunity for any and every member to offer input. A company that dives into the PvE side of the game, as well. Self-explanatory here. Every single one of our members thus far enjoys the PvE aspect of this game as well and are very big on helping one another get through the content. Maps, extreme trials, tome grinding, hunts, mount farming (old and new)... you name it, we do it. What we are looking for: Active members that show initiative. We are a company that offers every opportunity for characters and their players to be a part of the family. However, we don't hand hold or spoon feed. If you're looking for RP to happen every night without initiating it yourself, you will be sorely disappointed. While RP may well be available, or players may well be willing, every night... it may not happen unless someone speaks up saying they want it. After all, as stated above, we love our PvE as well. Players that enjoy having a good time hanging out with others while playing pretend and beating up pixels for loot. So, if all of that sounds like something you're looking for, hop on over to our company site at blackgriffin.enjin.com at take a gander at our information threads in our forum. Should any questions arise, just poke Kaelen Tanner or Daphine Rysen here, on our site, or in game and we'll be happy to answer them.
  9. November 5, 2019 A lot of time has passed since our last update. Reason being, we had a bit of a lull. There were many reasons for the lull ranging from burnout with FFXIV, newer games coming out that caught our interests (WoW Classic, Borderlands 3, etc.), and just real life obligations demanding our time away from the game. Unfortunately, some of the real life obligations has caused a small shrinkage in our membership, but we're still here. But that lull has come and gone and we're back in action. We have done some spring cleaning on inactive accounts in our membership and are open and ready to accept more members into the fold! We've made a few minor changes here and there with our policies, how we handle our leve system, and how a few things work in our event system. Overall, we're confident they will be changes for the better and things will run just a little bit smoother in the company now. We have events posted up for this month including an ongoing story of sorts that our company has been dealing with (even during our lull). We also have a social event posted on our company calendar that we plan to open up to the public as well, so look forward to that post coming from us in the future. We still have PvE nights posted for every Saturday night where the company is encouraged to get together to do any sort of PvE together. It usually turns out to be maps, but we have done extreme trials, raids, and more in the past as well. That said we all love the PvE in this game and are likely more than willing to run things with company mates on other nights, as well! To reiterate and reuse that which we've said before: What we offer: Lore-abiding, organic, adventure-themed RP. We strive to stick to the lore presented to us by Square to the best of our abilities, citing sources in game, lore books, and interviews with the devs as evidence. Though the timing for the events (and perhaps even the general flow of them) are planned, what actually happens during the event is not required to follow a plan... and may go to unexpected places due to character actions. And, naturally, we're an adventuring company so the large majority of our events revolve around doing adventuring-type things. A place where every character and every player can make a difference. We strive to allow every character to have a chance in the spotlight. This isn't just the story of the officer core, but the story of every member of the company. The same can be said for the players behind the characters. While final decisions may be made by the officer core, it is always with the opportunity for any and every member to offer input. A company that dives into the PvE side of the game, as well. Self-explanatory here. Every single one of our members thus far enjoys the PvE aspect of this game as well and are very big on helping one another get through the content. Maps, extreme trials, tome grinding, hunts, mount farming (old and new)... you name it, we do it. What we are looking for: Active members that show initiative. We are a company that offers every opportunity for characters and their players to be a part of the family. However, we don't hand hold or spoon feed. If you're looking for RP to happen every night without initiating it yourself, you will be sorely disappointed. While RP may well be available, or players may well be willing, every night... it may not happen unless someone speaks up saying they want it. After all, as stated above, we love our PvE as well. Players that enjoy having a good time hanging out with others while playing pretend and beating up pixels for loot. So, if all of that sounds like something you're looking for, hop on over to our company site at blackgriffin.enjin.com at take a gander at our information threads in our forum. Should any questions arise, just poke Kaelen Tanner or Daphine Rysen here, on our site, or in game and we'll be happy to answer them. Happy hunting and see you in game!
  10. You can also create a new tab by hitting the + button on the bottom of the text box. Said tab can then be named as desired and pulled out from the other tabs so that you have a second chat window devoted to whatever chat channels you want in it. To modify chat colors and what chats show up in said boxes, click the gear looking icon. I'd offer screen shots, but am currently at work and on my cell phone.
  11. This is where I was coming from, as well. And I thought that this was, more or less, the "universal standard" of how the back and forth between turns goes. The only usual variance (that rarely ever happened or was suggested) in it that I've seen is all players take a turn, then all enemies (if fighting NPCs), then players, then enemies, etc. Otherwise it's as you said, on a player's turn they roll to see if they successfully defended assuming they were targeted with an attack(whatever that may mean in terms of dodging, blocking, etc.) then emote said defense and follow it up with a potential attempted offense, finishing it off with a roll. Then it goes to the next turn and much the same is done again. The only time that rolls should add to that outside of freeform is, like I said, the ten seconds tops it should take for someone to type random and the quick "math" of which number is bigger.
  12. An interesting read with some fairly solid points and examples... I'm just curious as to why you think freeform rp is any faster than "vanilla" rolls (vanilla meaning just pure /random or last 2 digits or whatever, just no modifiers). Unless I'm misunderstanding you or have experienced freeform in a completely different way than you somehow, there's just as much wait time between turns with or without rolls. Having people type /random and seeing which number is higher should take no more extra time than maybe ten seconds tops. Beyond that, though, solid points with which I mostly agree. Coming from a FC leader that has worked with his company to come up with some sort of event system that stays away from character sheets, allows for the "fun chaos of the rng god", but also keeps control (to some degree) in the player's hands as much as possible. Its not perfect, but as you said, I doubt any system ever will be... including the "best" freeform.
  13. Time has come and gone and we have decided to open our doors once more to new recruits. As such, as of this post, our recruitment is open once more!
  14. August 24, 2019 Time has come and gone and we have decided to open our doors once more to new recruits. As such, as of this post, our recruitment is open once more! On the RP side of things, we have been running events both led by officers as well as members. Character stories are progressing and have every opportunity to shine through as the player chooses. Our leve system is still around to fill in the gaps between events for those that desire it, as well. On the PvE side of things, we have been getting together to take on extreme trials and maps as a group. Naturally, we're also getting together to take down hunts as they're called out or to run the dungeons for tomes or even to help fellow members get clears and experience. What we offer: Lore-abiding, organic, adventure-themed RP. We strive to stick to the lore presented to us by Square to the best of our abilities, citing sources in game, lore books, and interviews with the devs as evidence. Though the timing for the events (and perhaps even the general flow of them) are planned, what actually happens during the event is not required to follow a plan... and may go to unexpected places due to character actions. And, naturally, we're an adventuring company so the large majority of our events revolve around doing adventuring-type things. A place where every character and every player can make a difference. We strive to allow every character to have a chance in the spotlight. This isn't just the story of the officer core, but the story of every member of the company. The same can be said for the players behind the characters. While final decisions may be made by the officer core, it is always with the opportunity for any and every member to offer input. A company that dives into the PvE side of the game, as well. Self-explanatory here. Every single one of our members thus far enjoys the PvE aspect of this game as well and are very big on helping one another get through the content. Maps, extreme trials, tome grinding, hunts, mount farming (old and new)... you name it, we do it. What we are looking for: Active members that show initiative. We are a company that offers every opportunity for characters and their players to be a part of the family. However, we don't hand hold or spoon feed. If you're looking for RP to happen every night without initiating it yourself, you will be sorely disappointed. While RP may well be available, or players may well be willing, every night... it may not happen unless someone speaks up saying they want it. After all, as stated above, we love our PvE as well. Players that enjoy having a good time hanging out with others while playing pretend and beating up pixels for loot. So, if all of that sounds like something you're looking for, hop on over to our company site at blackgriffin.enjin.com at take a gander at our information threads in our forum. Should any questions arise, just poke Kaelen Tanner, Daphine Rysen, or Dravus Eligar here, on our site, or in game and we'll be happy to answer them. Happy hunting and see you in game!
  15. August 24, 2019 Time has come and gone and we have decided to open our doors once more to new recruits. As such, as of this post, our recruitment is open once more! On the RP side of things, we have been running events both led by officers as well as members. Character stories are progressing and have every opportunity to shine through as the player chooses. Our leve system is still around to fill in the gaps between events for those that desire it, as well. On the PvE side of things, we have been getting together to take on extreme trials and maps as a group. Naturally, we're also getting together to take down hunts as they're called out or to run the dungeons for tomes or even to help fellow members get clears and experience. What we offer: Lore-abiding, organic, adventure-themed RP. We strive to stick to the lore presented to us by Square to the best of our abilities, citing sources in game, lore books, and interviews with the devs as evidence. Though the timing for the events (and perhaps even the general flow of them) are planned, what actually happens during the event is not required to follow a plan... and may go to unexpected places due to character actions. And, naturally, we're an adventuring company so the large majority of our events revolve around doing adventuring-type things. A place where every character and every player can make a difference. We strive to allow every character to have a chance in the spotlight. This isn't just the story of the officer core, but the story of every member of the company. The same can be said for the players behind the characters. While final decisions may be made by the officer core, it is always with the opportunity for any and every member to offer input. A company that dives into the PvE side of the game, as well. Self-explanatory here. Every single one of our members thus far enjoys the PvE aspect of this game as well and are very big on helping one another get through the content. Maps, extreme trials, tome grinding, hunts, mount farming (old and new)... you name it, we do it. What we are looking for: Active members that show initiative. We are a company that offers every opportunity for characters and their players to be a part of the family. However, we don't hand hold or spoon feed. If you're looking for RP to happen every night without initiating it yourself, you will be sorely disappointed. While RP may well be available, or players may well be willing, every night... it may not happen unless someone speaks up saying they want it. After all, as stated above, we love our PvE as well. Players that enjoy having a good time hanging out with others while playing pretend and beating up pixels for loot. So, if all of that sounds like something you're looking for, hop on over to our company site at blackgriffin.enjin.com at take a gander at our information threads in our forum. Should any questions arise, just poke Kaelen Tanner, Daphine Rysen, or Dravus Eligar here, on our site, or in game and we'll be happy to answer them. Happy hunting and see you in game!
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