Is your free company in need of a few new, reliable members to bolster its ranks? New opportunities of fortune and glory await in Heavensward, and while braving the new lands and skies solo is not out of the question, having trustworthy comrades with similar goals will go a long way in the journey ahead. Not to mention that more helping hands for airship construction couldn't hurt! This is a ripe time for recruitment, so we'd like to give free companies a chance to promote themselves with another 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 could you gain new members, but if your video is chosen, all the members of your free company will receive the exclusive mandragora choker in-game item!
Contest Entry Period
Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 3:00 a.m. through, Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. (PDT)
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.
Mandragora 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 for Heavensward!
- Post your video as a public video on YouTube.
- After your video has been uploaded, reply to the appropriate World entry thread with a link to the video and be sure to include the following information in your post:Players must submit entries using the entry thread of the World they belong to. In addition, you must abide by the following guidelines when submitting your entry:
- Video URL
- Free Company name
- Free Company master name (*If your free company master has been inactive for a long period of time, please list a different character name)
- Main activity time
- An introduction for your Free Company and goals for Heavensward (up to 200 words)
*As per the Materials Usage License Agreement, videos may only include audio from FINAL FANTASY XIV.
- Use only in-game footage
- Ensure that any music used follows the Material Usage License Agreement*
- Include the following copyright notice (either in the video itself or the video description): FINAL FANTASY XIV © 2010-2015 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.
- If you use a trademark in your video (such as "Final Fantasy" or any related logo), according to the Material Usage License Agreement, include a notice (either in the video itself or the video description) saying that the mark is owned by Square Enix, such as the following: FINAL FANTASY is a registered trademark of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
- Do not display any non-free company members in your video
- Keep your videos between 30 seconds and 120 seconds long
- Record videos between 720p to 1080p resolutions with a 16:9 aspect ratio
- Follow the YouTube policies and guidelines
Submissions featuring the song entitled "Answers," or any other tracks not included in FINAL FANTASY XIV, will be disqualified.
- Within the YouTube video description, list all of the music used during the video in the order the tracks appear.
You must use the below format for the video title:
[FFXIV-FC Heavensward]FC name (World)
[FFXIV-FC Heavensward]Camate’s Flight Club (Bahamut)
The FFXIV Development and Operations teams will select winners based on creativity and overall execution.
Winners will be announced on or around June 29, 2015.
- Only one entry will be accepted from each Free Company. If multiple entries are posted, only the first entry will be accepted. (*Be sure to consult with other Free Company members regarding who will submit the entry.)
- Prospective contestants must have a North America Square Enix Account to enter and must be in the US or Canada (excluding Quebec) Region. Must be 18 or older (or 13 or older with parent’s approval).
- The leader, or designated member, shall submit the entry on behalf of the Free Company.
- Each entrant must agree to the Free Company Heavensward Recruitment Campaign 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.
- Square Enix reserves the right to remove or takedown any content in our sole discretion.
- At least one winner will be selected from each World if entries allow.
Forum Submission Rules
Inappropriate forum 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