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  1. Flynn Rosenberg

    Balmung RP, is it dying? Has it changed?

    Sorry if this sounds like it's beating a dead horse, but I also wanted to give my thoughts on this. Out of the MMOs I've played RPed in the past 10 years (WoW, LotRO, SWTOR, ESO), at least on the EU side of things, I can safely say RP isn't *dead* but it has changed and varies with different communities. I can't speak for other people but I'm going solely off of my own experience. To put it bluntly, I feel housing (or private safe zones) is killing/replacing open world RP. While it may be unfair to compare to the likes of WoW, that game doesn't have housing and there are always RPers in Stormwind. However the game has a much larger player base and a more open-world feel, less loading screens and instances. LotRO, while also has housing, there is always a healthy amount of people RPing in the likes of Bree every day. SWTOR today, seems everyone has retreated to guild ships and there's 10 or so RPers (mostly Imperial) who hang out at a cantina on Nar Shaddaa. ESO, the only place I know people RP in outside of housing is a tavern in Wayrest, DC area. FFXIV had a different start when it comes to US and EU locations, as EU didn't really get an unofficial RP server until last year, and most EU players had already settled on Balmung. And we are still trying to push for an open world hub on Omega, much like Quicksand and a place other MMOs have. So far we only have a weekly gathering, rather than a daily compared to other places. Maybe I'm getting old, maybe RP has changed, but I do die a little inside when someone asks "what are the RP hubs?" and answered with "housing location <pos>". Yes I know some people prefer housing, having their own creativity, safe zone, you name it. But it does hurt the open public approach some of us may be used to. Finding RP through word of mouth may also sound easy but again it makes it harder for people used to walking in to a place knowing there'll be RP. I haven't counted what FCs/Guilds get up to, either, or the busy times of the year. If you aren't in an FC, you probably don't know about the numerous RP events happening. Some are even in the open world, but likely private. So while RPing outside of housing does happen, again it could be private meaning if you see it you can't just walk into it. TLDR: RP as a whole isn't dying, but to me it feels like it's changed and replacing potential. I'm pretty known as an anti-housing guy, but it's often misunderstood. I like housing, I like the creativity and effort people put into it. I just don't want to see it becoming the replacement for the rest of the game's world we play in. People have often gone to me, "we know you don't like taverns, so we're turning our houses into something else" and that's not what I'm saying at all Imagine going into one of the Adventurers' Guilds and seeing a notice, "Come to our Adventuring Guild in the Mist" or "Come to our tavern in the Goblet", maaaaaybe that's not the right place to put that kind of flyer unless you want the establishment to run out of business? Alright, that's a little nitpick on IC noticeboards. My point is, what I think could be potential for a hub is replaced by player housing. I am *well* aware that some players prefer safe zones with no trolls. Back in my day (oh look how old I sound now), we didn't rely on player housing for RP. Not trying to rant or cause an argument, just wanted to give my thoughts based on my own experience. Quick edit: When it comes to Balmung, I haven't been back there for a year. Before I left it was slowly starting to become harder to find walk-up RP. I remember when Quicksand had no RP at all, until a few of us started meeting up there during early 2.0 days. Then it became a place of RP every day, and then the ERP/trolls started to gather. This is also coming from someone who only has time to RP in EU timezone, there are way more during US hours and I never got the chance to bump into any during their peak time.
  2. Every Sunday on Omega, RP can be found at Ul'dah's local Adventurers' Guild. This gives characters a chance to unwind and interact after, or even before, a hard day's work in the Hydaelyn lifestyle. What is an "Adventurers' Guild"? It's a place where adventurers gather to find work, offer work, drink, eat, sleep, socialise, play cards, play music. There's a ton of activities players can create! There's more than one guild, too. Limsa Lominsa has one, and Gridania has one. But is it only for adventurers? Nonsense. It's just a reliable source of income for then. Anyone is welcome there, really. There is also the chance other event creators might use the hub to host their own thing, which is totally fine! The intent for this event is to let players know there is a place to RP, meaning you don't always need the host to be there. It's a public place, just turn up! And if you're feeling peckish, volunteer to take people on leves or hunts, form a group of friends and go on an adventure. So come on down to Omega's open world hub, The Quicksand! Players usually start gathering around 7:00PM server time, though they are all free to RP there any time or day of the week. Don't forget to slap on your RP tag (/roleplaying) so players know you are in character and approachable! ((Previously, The Drowning Wench in Limsa was the weekly Sunday event. After doing a strawpoll, many favoured the Quicksand as the place to go, since many players from other servers are used to it being the go-to-hub. Hopefully this can also become the main hub.))
  3. Flynn Rosenberg

    balmung European RP Directory (v2) - All Servers

    Main character's name: Flynn Rosenberg Server: Omega Brief description and/or links to any Wiki's: Link in my signature should do. Can't link here since it's an image with a lore-book inspired description Usually online between: 6PM and 11PM server time (GMT) Intensity: Medium. Heavy on lore, but not online every day of the week.
  4. Flynn Rosenberg

    Quicksand Sundays

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    Every Sunday on Omega, RP can be found at Ul'dah's local Adventurers' Guild. This gives characters a chance to unwind and interact after, or even before, a hard day's work in the Hydaelyn lifestyle. What is an "Adventurers' Guild"? It's a place where adventurers gather to find work, offer work, drink, eat, sleep, socialise, play cards, play music. There's a ton of activities players can create! There's more than one guild, too. Limsa Lominsa has one, and Gridania has one. But is it only for adventurers? Nonsense. It's just a reliable source of income for them. Anyone is welcome there, really. There is also the chance other event creators might use the hub to host their own thing, which is totally fine! The intent for this event is to let players know there is a place to RP, meaning you don't always need the host to be there. It's a public place, just turn up! And if you're feeling peckish, volunteer to take people on leves or hunts, form a group of friends and go on an adventure. So come on down to Omega's open world hub, The Quicksand! Players usually start gathering around 7:00PM server time, though they are all free to RP there any time or day of the week. Don't forget to slap on your RP tag (/roleplaying) so players know you are in character and approachable! ((Previously, The Drowning Wench in Limsa was the weekly Sunday event. After doing a strawpoll, many favoured the Quicksand as the place to go, since many players from other servers are used to it being the go-to-hub. Hopefully this can also become the main hub.))
  5. Flynn Rosenberg

    staff RPC goes Invision Power - Q&A

    Yeah I was actually thinking in the drop down parts would be a good start I wouldn't know where else at the moment.
  6. Flynn Rosenberg

    staff RPC goes Invision Power - Q&A

    Hey there. I was wondering if the officially designated unofficial RP servers could be made a little more clearer? For example, Balmung (NA), Mateus (NA), Omega (EU), etc? To help new folks find the right server for them. It's a little difficult when you need to browse clubs or threads to see if anyone mentions "Oh yes this is the big server on NA" or "Yes we're EU on Balmung NA", if you get me. Of course people should just open up their server list in game and match, but looking at the website without the game open, I wouldn't know what to pick and there's probably a lot of people who have already asked with others suggesting "yes go to balmung/mateus" without discussing timezone and ping preferences.
  7. Flynn Rosenberg

    Adventurers' Guild Weekends

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    Created by you, for you. Every Friday and Sunday of the week throughout February, RP can be found at one of the three Adventurers' Guilds. You don't need to wait for anyone to host anything, just turn up with your RP tag on and go with the flow. There is also no specific time to be there, show up all day if you must, but I will put a time anyway just in case. This is to help Roleplayers get out and about in the open world instead of always locked behind houses, and for new Roleplayers to join the game and see there is RP to be found. All times are at 7PM GMT Throughout the month: Sunday 28th January - The Drowning Wrench (Limsa) Friday 2nd - The Carline Canopy (Gridania) Sunday 4th - The Quicksand (Ul'dah) Friday 9th - The Drowning Wrench (Limsa) Sunday 11th - The Carline Canopy (Gridania) Friday 16th - The Quicksand (Ul'dah) Sunday 18th - The Drowning Wrench (Limsa) Friday 23rd - The Carline Canopy (Gridania) Sunday 25th - The Quicksand (Ul'dah) Starting from March, this will be limited to one of the Adventure Guilds per week, like Quicksand Fridays or Drowning Sundays, depends what is popular this month. If you have any questions, please poke me ingame (Flynn Rosenberg) or join the EU RP Discord server below.
  8. Flynn Rosenberg

    omega Flynn Rosenberg

    I. Basic Info Primary character: Flynn Rosenberg Primary RP linkshell: RP Network II. RP Style Amount of RP (light, medium, heavy): Medium. I like a little more than just the casual tavern RP, always found somewhere in the open world. Not a fan of going to player houses for events. Views on RP combat and injuries: Prefer freeform/emoted combat with people I know. Scars or limb injuries should be done with consent. Views on IC romance: Not what my character is looking for, is already married. Views on non-romantic RP (family ties, etc): Got no family ties to speak of, but might come into play in future. Views on lore: Prefer to stick to lore as best I can. Views on chat functions (/say, /linkshell, etc): Nothing much to say, other than the basic things like /say for "Hello!" and linkshell for either IC or OOC communication. III. Other Info Country: UK Timezone: GMT/BST Contact info: Can message me here or add me on Discord: JuicerJames#0012
  9. Flynn Rosenberg

    RP Network

    Just a quick update, Omega is still very much alive and growing! I've been receiving some messages about the invite link to the discord not working. I have updated the main post with a permanent link and will post it here for reference. Oddly it is setting itself to expire and we're unsure why, but if it still doesn't work don't be afraid to send me a message and I'll send you a new link. https://discord.gg/9HjDKkC
  10. Flynn Rosenberg

    RP Network

    Hi everyone! Since Omega was declared as the Unofficial EU RP server back when it was first made, we created a linkshell to work as an ingame social hub for players to make friends and find RP connections. If you would love an invite to the linkshell, please contact any of the following leaders ingame: Leneric Greystone Flynn Rosenberg Dwassyith Swanra Aubineaux Caulaire Tho'a Tchalla N'xai Ardaea Momone Mone Rosalie Belmont Simeon Sibaruse Brant Sundance Iara Starcatcher Note that the current list of linkshell leaders may shift but we will do our best to update this thread as soon as we can. Alternatively, we have a Discord server (FFXIV EU Roleplayers Coalition) that you can join and ask for an invite from there. Please use the link below to join: https://discord.gg/9HjDKkC Since the link may expire at any time and if you would still like an invite to either, contact me or any of the names above on the RPC and we will get you in.
  11. Flynn Rosenberg

    Eorzean or Common?

    What would be the right phrase to use in situations like, " is a universal language?", "Oh, lots of hubs speak "? I see Eorzean come up a lot in RP in replacement for English/common and it always sounded a little off, like saying I speak British or I speak American. Is there a right way to go about this? Haven't read too far into the lorebook, most reliable source I've found so far is "common tongue of the hyur"
  12. Flynn Rosenberg

    Free quick sketches for practice

    I got 2 shots of my handsomelander if you'd like to try either. https://ibb.co/kXybBk https://ibb.co/mPapWk
  13. Flynn Rosenberg

    Turn your main RP char into an NPC

    I already treat my character as if he was an NPC, just someone in the background that has a bit of text unless he's brought into someone's plot. But if the devs got hold of him and put him in? Would be pretty pointless, plenty of adventurer characters out there.
  14. Flynn Rosenberg

    discussion RP Server inquiry

    It's not congested yet, they've only temporary closed transfers. You can still make new characters. Are you 100% sure about this? I tried to roll a fresh character over simply for it just being a new server and the name was faded out and said creation has been halted? Granted, that was like 3-4 days ago now. During peak hours Omega has often had character creation blocked - just like many other busy servers. Outside peak hours I think it is normally open though. This was between 2:00-3:00am EST. Not sure what hours that would be for EU so it's entirely possible that it was during the servers prime time. I've been able to create a character between 4am-2pm BST (11pm-9am EST), which is a pretty big window. But yeah, during peak hours tends to be the norm on busy servers.
  15. Flynn Rosenberg

    discussion RP Server inquiry

    It's not congested yet, they've only temporary closed transfers. You can still make new characters.
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