With the release of patch 2.1 ushering in the long awaited free company housing, you can bet that free company membership activity will be on the rise in a big way! Setting up your house is no solo endeavor and free companies are going to need to enlist the help of as many members as possible to establish a spectacle of a house – both inside and out!
While many free companies have taken to the forums, shouting in Mor Dhona, and other means to recruit members, we would like to give free companies an opportunity to promote recruitment with a video contest! All you need to do is organize your members, create a promotional video for your free company, and upload your video to YouTube. Not only will you gain new members, but if your video is chosen, all the members of your free company will receive the exclusive Ahriman Choker in-game item!
Contest Entry Period
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 to Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:01 a.m. (PST)
Up to ten (10) free companies will be selected from each World as winners. Each member of the winning free company will be awarded with the prize listed below.
Ahriman Choker in-game item
* This is a virtual item and has no real world monetary value.
We will make an announcement that details prize distribution once the winners are announced.
How to Enter:
- Create a video from in-game footage and promote your free company in order to recruit members.
- Post your video on YouTube.
- After your video has been uploaded to YouTube, please reply to the appropriate World entry thread with a link to the video and be sure to include the following information in your post:
a. Video URL
b. Free Company name
d. Free Company master name (*If your free company master has been inactive for a long period of time, please list a different character name)
e. Main activity time
f. An introduction for your Free Company (around 200 words)
g. A message to prospective members
Please submit your entries here using the entry thread of the World you belong to.
- Please abide by the following guidelines when submitting your entry:
- Please use only in-game footage
- Please be sure that any music follows the Material Usage License Agreement
- Please do not display any non-free company members in your video
- Please keep your videos between 30 seconds and 120 seconds long
- Please record videos between 480p to 1080p resolutions with a 16:9 aspect ratio
- Please follow the YouTube policies and guidelines, which can be found here.
Please also use the below format for the video title:
[FFXIV-FCPV]FC name (World)
[FFXIV-FCPV]Knights of the Community Team (Bahamut)
The FFXIV Development and Operations Teams will select winners based on creativity and overall execution according to the criteria listed above.
Winners will be announced around the end of January 2014.
-Only one entry will be accepted from each Free Company. If multiple entries are posted, only the first entry will be accepted.(*Please be sure to consult with other Free Company members regarding who will submit the entry.)
-The leader, or designated member, should submit the entry on behalf of the Free Company.
-Each entrant must agree to the Free Company Contest Rules applicable to their own region.
- General forum rules will still apply to all posts within the contest thread.
- Square Enix reserves the right to judge whether or not material is appropriate for public display.
- At least one winner will be selected from each World.
Inappropriate submissions will be moderated. If entries fall under any of the below categories, it will result in a disqualification and the post will be deleted by a moderator:
-Any posts containing obscenity, vulgarity, discrimination, or any other offensive subject matter
-Infringements upon copyright/intellectual property, personal credit, privacy, etc.
-Counter to public order and/or morals
-Submissions with content judged to be grossly deviant from the established theme