Alith-Cast is back! We are very excited and happy to announce the return of our official Alith & Final Fantasy XIV Podcast - Alith-Cast. After 19 fun packed episodes of our show during our time in Elder Scrolls Online, we are all ready to go with our brand new shiny series, this time very much focused on all things Final Fantasy XIV and of course, Alith! Over the last couple of months, we have been working hard in the background on the re-launch of our show, and we can't wait to show you all our "New Look" as well as introducing you all to our brand new Alith-Cast presenter team.
With the launch of our new series, we are very pleased to introduce you all to our new star-studded team of passionate & enthusiastic presenters. All of whom have a huge love for both Alith and Final Fantasy XIV and can't wait to dive into loads of deep & fun packed discussions. Without further delay, meet your new Alith-Cast team. We are very pleased to be welcoming back main host Krysalan Hawk, as well as YouTube superstar & MMO guru Elloa! We are also pleased to welcome to the team, our newest presenters, Gith, Zenshi and Katsu!
From Left: Krysalan, Elloa, Gith, Zenshi and Katsu
What can you expect to see on the show?
All your favourite segments of the show from our first series will be back, plus plenty of new & exciting content as we continue to evolve & develop the show.
Some of the features you can expect to see are:
- Final Fantasy XIV News, Discussion, Debate and Analysis
- Alith News & Community Interaction
- Special Guests & Interviews
- Live Competitions
- Live Gameplay Streams
...and much more!
Where can you catch the show?
Alith-Cast will continue to be broadcasted LIVE on our Twitch Channel. We welcome everyone to join us when the show goes live, so that you can interact & engage with our presenters live on the show, and even take part in live competitions! Every episode of Alith-Cast will also be available to view on our YouTube channel shortly after the show has aired, and you can also listen to or download the Audio version of the show on Itunes and Podbean.com. There are plenty of different ways for you to follow and enjoy the show!
When is the show on?
We are already hard at work preparing for our first episode of Alith-Cast! We encourage everyone to subscribe to our Twitch and YouTube channel so that you're alerted to when the show goes live. Our goal is to broadcast a new episode every 3 weeks or so. We also recommend keeping your eye on our Alith-Cast forum section, where we will be advertising future episodes in advance, that way you can always be ready to tune in for the start of the show! We will also post adverts in Discord and in game FC chat, to give you all a heads up when we're planning on going live.
We're super excited to be bringing back the show. We want Alith-Cast to be the 1st choice EU Podcast for Final Fantasy XIV, and the place for you all to get the latest news & gossip on all things Alith & FFXIV! Above all, we want Alith-Cast to be something that you all enjoy, and as Alithians, be proud to be a part of!
See you all at the show!
The Alith Officers & Raid Leaders
We are very pleased to unveil our official FC Raiding program for our community!
Here in Alith, we are proud that we are able to offer all our members a wide variety of Raid Events for you to attend & enjoy with your fellow Alithians! This is thanks to our amazing & supportive Raid Leader team, who work closely with the Officer team, to make these fun experiences happen. Here in Alith you can enjoy a variety of Final Fantasy XIV raiding content, regardless of your level of experience.
Whether you have just started dipping your toe into the waters of the PvE Raids of FFXIV, and need a supportive learning environment, or have mastered the hardest content of the game and are looking for other veterans to tackle these challenges, there is something for you here in Alith. Our goal is to have "something for everyone" and to cater for all our members needs & desires, regardless of experience or skill level.
Raids are now Live! Alithians are able to now sign up to our official raids, directly on our guild event calendar located on our homepage - we can't wait to enjoy the fun group content that FFXIV has to offer with you all, and make some awesome memories!
The Alith Officers & Raid Leaders
We are very excited to announce the appointment of our first Raid Leader team for Alith in FF14.
Please join us in congratulating Caelan Dylandy and Criodolf Greywind who have both successfully been promoted to Raid Leader positions.
Both of these guys join the management team with a wealth of raiding experience, enthusiasm & passion for Alith, and a strong desire to help us bring our raiding activities to life here in FF14.
The Officer team will be getting to work right away with our raid leaders, to design & launch a Raiding program which will cater to our communities raiding needs & desires!
We can't wait to get our raiding program up and running, and enjoying all the group content FF14 has to offer, with all of you awesome Alithians.
Keep your eyes peeled to our forum (and event calendar) for more news soon!
Belazarus & The Alith Officers
We're very pleased to introduce you all to our official Alith Member Awards program.
We have so many wonderful and amazing members in our community, who do so much good for the guild and are always being helpful. This is our special way of recognising those members who help make our community the positive, friendly, helpful place that Alith is. We recognise that if it wasn't for the great people we have in our guild, Alith wouldn't be the friendly, fun place that it is. Put simply, without YOU guys and girls, there is no Alith. For us it's super important that we shout out and celebrate all those who have made a positive difference, be it big or small.
Every month, we will carry out an Alith Awards ceremony, where we will be issuing out special awards to all those individuals who have been noticed for making positive contributions to the guild.
Head over to the full briefing on our forum, where you can read a summary of all our award types, along with a visual guide to our awards program. You can also view the full suite of awards by heading to our awards section from our main menu, or just click the link below.
We hope your'e all doing well and having a wonderful time in Eorzea with your fellow Alithians. Alith's Final Fantasy XIV journey has been going for nearly 3 months now, and we wanted to take this time to give you all a general update on where our Free Company is right now, and what our plans are for the short to medium term future. Things have progressed really well for us so far, but we know many of you are eager for Alith to go to the next stage in our development , and we're pleased to say that so are we.
Our first couple of months as a guild in FF14 has been focused on building the foundations of our guild, starting with prioritising recruitment to ensure we have an active community. After all without members, we have no community! To have reached 100 members in just two months, has surpassed our expectations and we're so thrilled that you've all chosen to make Alith your home. Not only have we reached 100 members, but we've done it without sacrificing quality for quantity. We will always be committed to only bringing in members who share our core values - being a mature, respectful, friendly, supportive and tolerant community focused on having fun in a casual environment! To put it into context, we currently have 104 members in our guild, and we've declined a total of 49 applicants to date. Again, we'll continue to do our best to only bring in real "Alithians" rather than just going for high numbers.
We know that in order for us to become an active thriving free company with regular fully packed guild raids and social events, we need to grow. We're committed to growing at a healthy rate, while maintaining those high standards, and this is why we recently implemented our Recruitment Team. The team have done a great job, so we want to thank them for their efforts so far. We know the importance of not growing too fast, we want new members to have a chance to settle into our community and get to know everyone, and we don't want to lose that close-knit family feel. Equally, we know that we need to recruit sufficiently to keep up with attrition, while also ensuring we grow steadily. There is a healthy balance to strike, and we will always keep this in mind, taking breaks where necessary if we grow too quickly.
We also know that, as our community grows, we need to ensure that we have enough officers in place to support our people. Having a healthy active officer presence is critical, and this is why we recently expanded the officer team bringing in some new, experienced, enthusiastic leaders to help us make sure Alith continues to stay true to its values. You can all have the confidence that the Alith Officer Team is completely united in our vision and hopes for the future of Alith, and all care deeply about the well being & happiness of our community. A strong officer team is a team who are totally on the same page, supportive of each other with zero friction between them, and we're pleased to say that we certainly have that!
So in summary, we've enjoyed a successful launch, have grown to 100 members, have put in place a dedicated recruitment team and have expanded the officer team as was needed. Good progress, but it's time to move on to the next step of our adventure!
So what's next?
There are many exciting plans we have for the guild, we really are just getting started! We want to share with you exactly what's on our roadmap for the short-medium term, and talk a little bit about what you can expect. More importantly, we will need YOUR input and feedback as we push forward, to ensure everything we do is in line with the desires & needs of the community. So, what's in the pipeline in the near future?
1. Guild House
2. Member Awards
3. Alith Raids & Alith Academy
4. Alith-Cast re-launch
These are just the first four initiatives we have planned for Alith, and are the activities we consider the most desired and highest priority at the moment - but it's just the start! We also want to crank up the Social Events frequency, and continue to make small improvements to the general quality of life in Alith. I'm sure you'll all thinking "That's all great... but when will all these things happen??". While we can't give exact dates, we can say we're intending to have all four of these up and running within the next 3 months. So we're moving quickly. Expect to see a thread popping up regarding our Guild House within the next week, with member awards coming very quickly afterwards. As we said earlier, we know that our community needs and deserves to enjoy all of these activities, so we're driven & committed to get the ball rolling now.
Most importantly, we want to make sure we get it right, so we're going to be involving you guys every step of the way - getting your input, suggestions, views, and ideas as we put the wheels in motion. So we need you all to help us by getting the word out there for the rest of the guild who may not frequent the forum often. The forum is our primary hub for working on all of this, and bringing it to life, so we need your help encouraging more of our members to join in the discussions.
We're stepping Alith up a gear, and we can't wait to watch Alith continue to grow and thrive, with all of you awesome people. Once again we want to thank YOU all for making this the special place that it is. We're so proud of you all, and we're brimming with confidence that we will succeed in our dreams, because we have you guys all there with us, making this happen. Long live Alith, it's going to be a fantastic year!
Belazarus & Your Alith Officers