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RPC Update -- June, 2010


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E3 Goodies


This year's E3 revealed a new trailer for FF14, along with a video of the tweaked combat system, a reaffirmed 2010 release date, the benchmark (along with Limsa Lominsa's opening cut scenes), and so much more! If you haven't caught up on all of this madness, be sure to check it all out. You can find the info all over on premier FFXIV sites but the RPC has also provided the meat of it all in the Headlines section of the forums here: http://www.ffxiv-roleplayers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=326'>http://www.ffxiv-roleplayers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=326 . The official FFXIV site also has much of the new info. The next phase of beta testing is also scheduled to begin within a couple weeks or so.


RP Guilds Revealed


Eorzea's first RP guilds/linkshells have finally been revealed, totaling 6 at the time of this writing (with two more in development). A teaser site with teaser descriptions has been prepared for your viewing pleasure. This teaser site will launch to the larger public very soon in order to begin the next aggressive recruitment campaign for other fellow role-players. Some guild descriptions are still pending and will be up within the next week or so. Two other guilds are still not listed on the site quite yet but will be soon hopefully. You may view the teaser site here: http://www.ffxiv-roleplayers.com/guildteasers


The RPC Council (guild leaders) has finished its first meeting and the summary has been posted on the forums (Headlines section, here: http://www.ffxiv-roleplayers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=299 ). You'll find some details about the future RP community there, including future large-scale events such as the Olympics-like RPC Awards, "Epic," and possible festivals!


The guild sections have been partially unlocked. While nobody can create new topics to advertise their guilds quite yet, you can now reply to the stickies and provide feedback on those as well as provide reactions to the current IC guild descriptions.


RPC Upgrade, Part 2


The forums have continued to evolve. New borders have been added to replace the knots. Custom titles have also been added, along with a few other minor modifications. The forums are mostly complete, save for some other future additions (such as a calendar and other smaller additions/modifications).


In addition, the main site has finally evolved into its originally planned design! No longer built on flash (a build that is problematic for various reasons), the new site is based purely on html coding. This makes it easier to load, easier to update, more secure, etc. Check out the new look at our main address: http://www.ffxiv-roleplayers.com . The design is by Keir. Feedback and suggestions are welcome. The coding was optimized for the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. Firefox is generally the faster browser in terms of loading times.


RP Sections Unlocked!


The RP has officially commenced. The Town Square (interactive RP) was the first to be unlocked. The first thread was a major success, spanning 10 pages. Additionally, the Storyboard is now officially unlocked for individual stories as of today! Take a look at some of the characters you'll be interacting with in the RP world and feel free to introduce some of your own if you feel ready to do so.


Server Selection (Prelude)


The discussion over server selection for role-players has finally begun! See the Assembly Room and give your own thoughts. While we obviously can't vote on a server name yet, we will discuss our official stances on a variety or related issues and determine what kind of community we want to integrate ourselves into. We'll also make sure we're prepared for various scenarios that could potentially separate role-players.


Please let your opinions and concerns be known. Remember that our future choice will determine the home for hundreds of role-players and affect the type of people you meet and/or don't meet. The discussion is located here: http://www.ffxiv-roleplayers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=357




The in character newspaper will be a seasonal one (4 issues per year). The first issue, possibly a special edition, is scheduled to be released during open beta. If you think you'd be interested in contributing to it in any way, feel free to speak up. Currently we'd like about 3-4 more writers, though it's not a necessity. The next planning stages will likely start late next month. Be sure to check out the initial fancy newspaper web design created by Mythis! You can find the basic design here: http://www.adventureleague.net/tribune/ .See the forum Assembly Room for more details.


Over 200!


As was predicted, we've hit our 200 member mark this month! Granted, approximately 40-50 of these individuals are still on the MIA list since the forum transfer but this is still an accomplishment to be proud of! This number is expected to continue climbing and may end up exploding by the time the game actually launches in a few months.


1st Official Podcast


The RPC has launched its very first official podcast courtesy of Mason, Lysander, and Sunny Dove. See the Gallery section of the forums for more details and be sure to leave the podcast team some comments and suggestions for future episodes. You can find the first episode here: http://www.ffxiv-roleplayers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=358

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