Here in Alith, we are constantly blown away by the positive impact so many of our Alithians have on our FC & community. That's why our "Member Awards" programme is so important to us - we want to make sure we stop to show appreciation and thanks to all those who really help make this family special.
We recently reviewed our current member awards system, and have decided to make several changes to how it works, in order to ensure we're able to better recognise more people for the great things they do. Below is a summary of those changes, effective immediately, and will apply to our next Member Awards period.
Alith Staff Members
Alith Staff (Recruiters, Officers, Raid Leaders and Podcasters) will be eligible to gain the "Senior Member" award. Up until now, Alith staff members were considered to be a "higher rank" than Senior Member, and therefore those people haven't been able to earn the "Senior Member" award. We are changing that, to make sure that 100% of Alithians, whatever rank, will be recognised for their loyalty & commitment to Alith! We will go through all current Alith Staff and ensure that everyone who's been with the FC over 6 months, immediately receive their Senior Member award, including staff members (while still retaining their role rank). Hooray!
Introduction of 3 New Awards!
We are pleased to introduce THREE new award types:
Newcomer of the Month
Every month we will recognise one special newcomer to the FC, with the Newcomer of the Month award. This will be for one new member who has really settled into the community brilliantly, and has already made a positive impact! This is a way to say thank you for choosing Alith, and for making a great first impression on the community! All members can nominate any newcomers for this award.
Can't Stop Running
This special award is to recognise those members who are known for regularly helping other members with dungeon / raid / trial runs within Final Fantasy XIV. Those who are often seen going out of their way to offer up their time, to help others in the FC complete their runs! There is no cap as to how many can win this award, but it is issued to those who have significantly stood out as constantly helping others with their runs! Again all members and officers may nominate others for this award.
This is a special thanks award, created by the Officer team, to recognise individuals for specific kind deeds / acts. This award will be given out by the officers, on special occasions to recognise those who have done something really special / awesome for the community. A way of us making sure we don't miss anyone out who has really contributed to the FC, in a special way! There is no cap as to how many of these awards will be issued each month.
Members are eligible to earn these awards effective immediately, in addition to the rest of our existing awards which are staying put too! See below for a reminder of the rest of our Member Awards available each month:
Member Awards Types:
The "Guild Champion" award is awarded to just ONE special member each month, who has really stood out as being a brilliant and outstanding member of the community, who has made a huge positive difference to the guild. This award is decided and awarded by the entire guild management team, but we will also take members nominations into consideration when deciding the winner for this award. This is the "King" of all Alith Awards and is given to one person each month who has really stood out amongst the community.
Above & Beyond
The "Above & Beyond" award is awarded to all those members who have gone out of their way to help make Alith a positive and fun place to be. This award is awarded by both the members and officers, to anyone who has been recognised for making a positive difference in the guild, whether that be a small or big thing. This could be for anything from being generally helpful, sharing useful info or any other small acts of kindness. Members are able to send us their nominations for winners of this award anytime, though the award ceremony happens once every month where all winners are revealed. The 5 members who receive the most nominations, will win the award!
The "Party Animal" award is awarded to those members who never take themselves too seriously, and can often be found injecting positive & fun energy into the community. This award for our "party animals" who can always be seen having a laugh, goofing around, and making others laugh with them! Think of our Party Animals as the "Morale Boosting" members or our community, who really make Alith a FUN place to be! Members are able to send us their nominations for winners of this award anytime, though the award ceremony happens once every month where all winners are revealed. The 5 members who receive the most nominations, will win the award!
The "Senior Member" award is automatically awarded to all those members upon their promotion to Senior Member rank. Members automatically become Senior Members once they reach their 6 month anniversary in Alith. This award is to thank those members for their long term commitment & loyalty to the FC. Senior Members receive this award, as well as a new forum and in-game rank title!
The "Recruitment Champion" award is awarded to those members who have been promoted to Recruitment Champion rank, to thank them for their efforts and dedication to helping us build our community. This award is automatically granted at the point a member joins the recruitment team.
The "Raid Leader" award is awarded to those members who have been promoted to Raid Leader rank, to thank them for their dedication and efforts in leading our fun & exciting guild raids. This award is automatically granted at the point a member joins the Raid Leader team.
Now that we have unveiled our Member Awards improvements, we will open up nominations for November & December winners RIGHT NOW!
Unfortunately due to holidays, and changes to our members awards being worked on, we weren't able to carry out our Member Award ceremony last month - but we're back in action with all our all improved programme!
Now is your opportunity to Nominate ANY of your fellow Alithians for one of our awards, with the top nominees receiving their awards at our next award ceremony.
Our next Member Awards Ceremony will take place at 21:00 CET Sunday 13th January, at our FC House in Shirogane (downstairs in our Events Hall).
As a reminder, you may nominate any of your fellow members for any of the following awards: Above & Beyond, Party Animal, Newcomer of the Month and Can't Stop Running!
To nominate others, simply send the names of those you wish to nominate to Belazarus Alith (the FC leader), along with a few words explaining the reasons for the nomination.
We will also be announcing our latest group of Senior Member promotions! Thanking those who have been loyal and dedicated to Alith for six months and over!
We hope to see you ALL at the ceremony which is always tons of fun! Thank you again for being patient with us as we carried out this work, we're excited to be able to get back on track with recognising our members for being amazing!