Alith - Free Company House (Guild Hall)

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Belazarus
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Alith - Free Company House (Guild Hall) #2475
Version 2.1 (11/02/2018)


Welcome to our Home!

Here in Alith we are very pleased to welcome all our members to our very own Free Company (Guild) House! Come in, sit down, put your feet up and relax amongst your fellow Alithians.
Our home is located in the Shirogane residential district, in Kugane - in Ward 8, Plot 30.

Our guild home is a place for fellow Alithians to hang out in their spare time, socialise with fellow guildies and get to know each other. It's just a joy to be able to log in each day, to a buzz of activity around our home, with members crafting, listening to music, decorating their rooms, tending to their chocobos, or just having a friendly chat! We would like to welcome all our members to make this your home, and join us is creating new memories as we continue to grow & develop our FC house.

Our guild home truly belongs to our community, our members. It's thanks to our members that we were able to acquire our home to begin with, thanks to our members generosity & time that we can continue to develop it, and thanks to our members for bringing it to life by spending time there with each other.


How do I get to the Free Company (Guild) House?

The easiest way is to simply teleport there! Being a member of Alith, means that you have immediate access to our home. Simply go to your "Travel" menu --> Teleport --> Shirogane Estate Hall (Free Company)

You can also catch a Ferry from Kugane Ferry Docks Pier #2 remember to select Ward 8

When you've completed the relevant quest in Kugane, you can also teleport directly to Shirogane from the main Aetheryte in Kugane.

Once you arrive in Shirogane ( Ward 8 ), simply take the "Aethernet Shard" to "Northwestern Shirogane" - you're then a few steps away from our home, big mansion on the right :)


What can I do at the Free Company House?

Shopping! - Access the Market Board for all your buying / selling needs, located conveniently on our doorstep! You can also access our personal FC retainer store too.
Manage your Retainers - You can find a summoning bell both outside the house near the Market Board, as well as inside our home too!
Access FC Chest - You can find our FC Chest immediately as you enter our FC House, right next to the main entrance (inside)
Train your Chocobo! - Why not give your Chocobo a break by leaving him/her in our FC Stables, where you can train them up and dye their feathers!
Listen to Music - Need to relax and unwind, why not select some nice tunes to listen to from our FC Orchestrion, also located in the main hall of our house.
Craft - Why not make use of our Crafting Hall, where you can receive helpful & handy buffs by making use of our various crafting stations. Materia Melder, Material Supplier and Mender are also available!
Decorate your Room - Each member can really make this their home, by having their very own personalised room! Why not spend some time decorating & furnishing it.
Buy Housing Items - Browse our various NPC vendors in our house, to purchase a variety of housing & gardening items (furniture, etc).
Hone your Skills - In our garden you'll find various Training Dummies which you're welcomed to make use of, to practice your combat skills!
Customise your Character - You can also access the Aesthetician inside our FC house, in the main entrance hall, in case you want to give your character a make over
Check your Mail - Of course, what kind of house would it be if you could not send / receive mail, you can find our cute mailbox located at the entrance to the garden.
Join Events - We will be hosting various fun social guild events in our FC House, including our famous Monthly Member Award Ceremony
Eat & Drink - Help yourselves to the variety of foods and drinks, available for you to enjoy from our Dining Hall
Relax at the Hotsprings - Why not unwind with your fellow Alithians, at our very own private(ish) hotsprings, located around the back of the house
Enjoy the benefits of our 4 Company Airships! - Visit our Company Workshop, where you can watch the progress of our House and Airship, and enjoy in the spoils which our Airships bring back from their missions!
Enjoy the benefits of our Gardens! - Enjoy hanging out by our very own gardens, and of course make use of the juicy produce that we grow there!
Enjoy the benefits of our Aetherial Wheel Stand - Marvel at our shiny Aetherial Wheel which provides our guild with awesome grade 3 buffs!
And of course..... just hang out, socialise, and have fun with your fellow Alithians!


How can I benefit from the Airships?

Airship Voyages

We are very proud to own 4 of our very own Free Company Airships! We regularly send out our Airships on exploratory voyages where they will go out exploring and return with valuable treasures.
In short we receive 4 types of loot: Items to unlock new workshop recipes, Various Materia, Common Crafting Materials and Special Crafting Materials (some of which we use for FC house projects).
Items which we need to further upgrade our house or airships, will be used accordingly. Everything else, will be placed into our FC Chest - locked tab (3).
Members are welcomed to request any items they require from the locked tab, provided they intend to actually use them to craft - therefore you must have the relevant crafting class required to use the item you're requesting.
All you need to do is contact an Officer, who will be able to withdraw the item(s) you require from the chest.
As we will only have a limited amount of these airship rewards, it's important that we share these out as fairly as we can, therefore the Officers will keep a log of how many requests members have made.
Officers will monitor how many items members are taking, just to ensure that everyone gets a chance to benefit. You can find out more details about this by speaking to an officer.


Airship Missions - The Diadem

Not only do we send our Airships out on voyages, but we also have our very own Diadem Airship which members are welcomed to hop on and head off to The Diadem instances.

Grab one friend or more, and head over to our Company Workshop. You can access our Diadem Airship from the "Flight Control Panel".
Before you can set off on a mission with your friends, you'll need to grab yourselves 1 X "Mission Ceruleum" each from the FC Chest - this is your pass to catch a flight to The Diadem.
Once each of you have your Mission Ceruleum, you're good to go. Simply select the Diadem Airship from the Flight Control panel, then select "Ready Airship for exploratory mission" option.

The great news is, the Diadem Airship can take as many groups as would like to go. Once the Airship departs on a mission, it will take just a few minutes for it to return before the next group can grab it to head off on their mission. It's not a very long wait though. You will need at least 2 people to be able to head to The Diadem, but once in you can continue solo if the group disbands.

Please ensure to ONLY use our Diadem Airship to go on these missions, we use our other 3 Airships for Exploratory Voyages.
Happy adventuring in The Diadem Alithians!


How can I use the Fabrication Station in the Company Workshop?

Now that our Airships and Submarine are complete in their construction we are pleased to confirm that we able to make the fabrication station more accessible to you guy's. It can be used to craft those special housing walls, such as the Shirogana Castle, Carbuncle, Chocobo etc etc., whatever takes your fancy, so if you have a house and have always wanted one of those buildings that can only be obtained from an FC workshop, you've come to the right FC :) .

Because we still need the station from time to time for the ongoing upgrades to our ships and sub parts, we can't guarantee open access so we ask the following when you need to use it:

1. Please check in advance what materials are required and make sure you have them all crafted and available to build your house. You can see these from the station or ask an officer to help.
2. Check that the fabrication station is free. If a job is "activated" but not started (no parts have been allocated to phase 1) then you can consider this a free station as well. When a job is partway through, let an officer know of your intention to use the station and we'll let you know when the current job is completed.
3. Be sure to check an officer and 2 other members are online and able to assist you before you commence. The officer will need to activate the job and complete it for you and for each phase you need a crafting party of 4 people present in the workshop to push the job onto the next phase.
4. Please ensure you have sufficient time to complete the job once started. Regrettably, we can't have part finished member jobs taking up the station as we still need to prioritise access for FC related things. (Note, if a job is completed part way and left, there is a risk of that job being cancelled and the materials used up to that point being lost).

Hopefully the developers will make other items available in upcoming patches.


How can I benefit from the Free Company Gardens?

Yes, we has gardens! We look forward to hanging out with you guys next to our FC gardens, and welcome you to help us keep them healthy by giving them the odd watering / tending!
Unfortunately, large mansions are limited to 3 gardens, this is where we grow a variety of useful plants & crops.

It's no secret that we have broken some world records with the amount of Krakka Roots we've grown, there's a running joke about it within the FC haha - these go into the FC chest and can be used by our members to train their Chocobos. We're pleased to confirm that, now we've gained a better understanding of the system, we are indeed varying the types of crops that we now grow - in an effort to ensure we make the most of our gardens. We grow a variety of things from Thavnairian Onions (used for unlocking chocobo levels past 10 up to 20) to various minions! We will continue to refine our growing strategy, taking into consideration your wishes & feedback (yes, that means the Krakka Root marathon is over!)

We will occasionally place some grown items (such as the minions and other rare items) into the FC Chest - Tab 3, so that members can request those items via an Officer.
Members are welcomed to request any items they require from the locked tab, provided they intend to actually use them to craft or for their own use - therefore you must have the relevant crafting class required to use the item you're requesting. Unless of course it's a minion which you would like.
All you need to do is contact an Officer, who will be able to withdraw the item(s) you require from the chest.

As we will only have a limited amount of these rewards, it's important that we share these out as fairly as we can, therefore the Officers will keep a log of how many requests members have made.
Officers will monitor how many items members are taking, just to ensure that everyone gets a chance to benefit. You can find out more details about this by speaking to an officer.


Due to the 3 garden restriction, it's not possible to open these beds for members to use freely due to the number of members we have and the long grow times and cross breeding requirements. However, if we receive multiple requests for a particular item, we will do our best to try and accommodate these where possible.

Members can also help us maintain our gardens, by donating Grade 3 Thanalan or Shroud Topsoil and of course help us to keep our crops watered!
Head over to THIS POST where you can find out how you can use your spare Poetics to help support our gardens.


How can I help towards the ongoing improvement of the House?

Thanks to all the hard work and generosity of our members, our house and airships are already in great shape. As time goes on, and with the arrival of Submarines soon, there will be several ways you can help us continue to improve our home & ships. Please do not feel pressured to do so, but we do appreciate any and all help that we receive! We rely on the generosity and kindness of our community to be able to fund the ongoing improvements of our company home and airships.

Donate or Craft Housing Items

If you'd like to donate any furnishing items, whether that's for inside or outside the house, crafted or looted, please contact our Housing Officer - Nashu. She will advise you about what items we're specifically looking for, as we need to ensure that any new additions "fit" with the style and what we're aiming for with the house. Any items donated to the FC Chest, which we do not require, may be sold on the Market and the funds received will be used to purchase items that we're in need of. We're always looking for new ways to improve our house, so please don't be shy to contact Nashu to find out exactly what we're after.

Help Craft Airship Components (and soon Submarines too!)

If you'd like to help us with our ongoing construction & improvement of our company Airships, you are able to join the rest of our Alith Crafters in helping us to craft the various components we're in need of. Again, simply contact Nashu who will be able to advise you of exactly where we are in our development, and what components we're currently in need of. It's an awesome feeling watching our Airships progress and go out on missions, after finishing the construction of a new component, alongside your fellow Alithian Crafters.

Donate Gil

All gil donated to our FC Chest is greatly appreciated and super useful! We rely on the kindness & generosity of our members donations, to fund all sorts of activities including: Teleportation costs of our Recruiters, Social Event and Alith-Cast prizes and of course purchasing upgrades for our FC House and Airships. Again, there is absolutely no pressure to donate if you cannot afford to, but we do appreciate every coin donated!

Give us YOUR feedback, ideas and suggestions

As we continue to grow and develop our Free Company House, we want to make sure that it lives up to all of your expectations & dreams! After all, this is YOUR home, and we want to make sure we build something that you can all be proud to be a part of, and feel at home in. To make sure that we progress things in an organised way, Nashu is our "Housing Officer" and has overall responsibility to co-ordinate & drive the construction & development of the house and airships. Nashu & the Officer Team do need your guys input, we want you all to feel that you have a say and can contribute to the direction we go with the house.

To enable this to happen, we've created THIS FEEDBACK THREAD where we welcome you all to give us your feedback, share your ideas, and put forward your suggestions! When it comes to the cosmetic aspect of this system, no doubt there will be lots of varying views & opinions, and there may be times that not everyone wants the same thing. Therefore, we will always aim to go with the majority view, while always giving every suggestion due consideration - please understand though that it's not possible to guarantee actioning every suggestion. We may occasionally put up polls, to help us get a clear indication of what members want, if we're ever divided on a specific decision. We do also want to make sure that as we continue to evolve & develop the house, so that it represents our FC values & long term vision.


We appreciate that if you're new to the player housing system in Final Fantasy XIV, this can all seem quite daunting. Take your time to get familiar with the house, and do not be shy to speak to any of the officers or members if you'd like to know more about how it all works.

Once again, thank you to everyone who helped to make this possible, and to all those who continue to offer their time and money in our ongoing effort to develop our FC House. This is our permanent home in Final Fantasy XIV, and a place where everyone on Cerberus knows where to find Alithians. So let's continue to be known as friendly & warm neighbours, and a place where we will no doubt have countless laughs & fun memories together!

See you in Shirogane!

Kind Regards
Belazarus & The Alith Officers

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2 years 5 months ago
Belazarus
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Posts: 2424
Thank you received: 186
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Alith - Free Company House (Guild Hall) #3591
V2.1 UPDATE

Hi All,

We are very pleased to announce that the FC House Fabrication Station in our Company Workshop is now OPEN for our members to make sure of!
We have included a new section in this article, with guidelines around how you can take advantage of the company workshop, to craft your Housing Items:

How can I use the Fabrication Station in the Company Workshop?

Now that our Airships and Submarine are complete in their construction we are pleased to confirm that we able to make the fabrication station more accessible to you guy's. It can be used to craft those special housing walls, such as the Shirogana Castle, Carbuncle, Chocobo etc etc., whatever takes your fancy, so if you have a house and have always wanted one of those buildings that can only be obtained from an FC workshop, you've come to the right FC :) .

Because we still need the station from time to time for the ongoing upgrades to our ships and sub parts, we can't guarantee open access so we ask the following when you need to use it:

1. Please check in advance what materials are required and make sure you have them all crafted and available to build your house. You can see these from the station or ask an officer to help.
2. Check that the fabrication station is free. If a job is "activated" but not started (no parts have been allocated to phase 1) then you can consider this a free station as well. When a job is partway through, let an officer know of your intention to use the station and we'll let you know when the current job is completed.
3. Be sure to check an officer and 2 other members are online and able to assist you before you commence. The officer will need to activate the job and complete it for you and for each phase you need a crafting party of 4 people present in the workshop to push the job onto the next phase.
4. Please ensure you have sufficient time to complete the job once started. Regrettably, we can't have part finished member jobs taking up the station as we still need to prioritise access for FC related things. (Note, if a job is completed part way and left, there is a risk of that job being cancelled and the materials used up to that point being lost).

Hopefully the developers will make other items available in upcoming patches.


Kind Regards
Bel & The Alith Officers

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