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Free Company

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Free Companies act as the entirely player character based 'guild/clan' system within Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

"Free Companies can be described as mercenary groups formed of adventurers. They are unique in that they operate under the Aegis of the Grand Companies of Eorzea"

-OIC Administrator

Creating a Free Company

Requirements:
  • Be a member of a Grand Company
  • Reach level 25
Restriction: A player can not found a new Free Company until 24 hours (Earth time) has passed after leaving a Free Company regardless of their previous rank.
  1. Acquire a Company Petition
    Locate and speak with an OIC Administrator in any of the three City-States.
  2. Name the Free Company
    A Free Company’s name can be anywhere from 3 to 20 alphanumeric characters long including punctuation. Spaces cannot be used at the beginning or end of the name, or in succession. Names consisting of only punctuation are not allowed. This can only be chosen once.
  3. Choose a Free Company Tag
    A Free Company Tag is displayed above the player character to represent the Free Company to other players. It may consist of up to 5 characters and can be changed after chosen by speaking with an OIC Administrator.
  4. Acquire Three Signatures
    The player must find or know 3 players currently online and invite them by targeting and selecting 'Invite to Free Company from the subcommand menu. The current signatures acquired will be displayed on the right side of the screen by default.
  5. Pay Registration Fee
    Pay the OIC Administrator 15 000 Gil in order to found your Free Company.


Free Company Membership

Inviting Members to a Free Company

Restriction: A single Free Company can have a maximum of 512 members.

Players with the proper permission within their Free Company may invite other players from anywhere they can target another players name other than the chat window by selecting 'Invite to Company'. Examples; Friends, Linkshell Members, Party Members, Search Window, and Players beside you.

Joining a Free Company

Restriction: Players can only be a member of one Free Company at a time.

Players must be invite to a Free Company or form their own in order to join. When invited to a Free company players are prompted with an oval window on the right side of the screen much like a friend request or party/linkshell invite. By clicking said window, players can accept the a Free Company invite.

Leaving a Free Company

In order to leave a Free Company players must go to the Free Company window from the Social Lists in the Main Menu and from the Members tab select the 'Leave Company' button located at the bottom.


Company Communication

Players in a Free Company will received messages through the Company Chat, the Company Board, and see a list of all players within the Free Company to send private messages to as well.

Company Chat

Any message input in the Free Company chat mode can be seen by any and all players in the Free Company currently online. This chat mode is activated by prefacing a message with either /freecompany or simply /fc. In addition, the active chat mode can be set to Free Company mode by entering the command /chatmode freecompany or /chatmode fc, or just entering /fc without a following message. Alt + F can be used to switch to Free Company chat.

Company Board

The Company Board can be edited any time from the Topics tab inside Free Company window, and can contain up to 192 Characters. The Company Board message is displayed to all members at the time they log in.

Company Slogan

The Company Slogan can be edited any time from the Info tab inside the Free Company window, and can contain up to X characters. The Company Slogan is displayed when players inspect the Free company.

Free Company Lodestone Forum

In addition to the in game methods, every free company is also given a Lodestone page with a forum from which they can communicate together outside of the game, or with other players on the Lodestone.

Member Ranks

Restriction: A Free Company may only have up to 15 ranks.

All players who join or form a Free Company are given a rank. The initial ranks upon forming a Free Company are Master, Officer and Member. The Master of the Free Company or a rank with appropriate permissions may create more ranks as well as change the permissions for each one. New members are automatically assigned to the rank of Member. This can not be changed, and will always represent the 'starter' rank for new members and can be renamed accordingly.

Rank Names

Restriction: A Free Company rank name may only have up to 15 characters.

Although the three initial ranks come named players with the proper permissions may rename any of the existing ranks at any time, as well as choose names for newly created ranks.

Hierarchy

Restriction: The Master rank can not be moved position in the rank hierarchy.

Players with proper permissions may change the hierarchy(order) of the ranks within the Free Company. The ranks are displayed top to bottom and although each rank has independent permissions they the order they are displayed implies a higher rank then one another and are numbered 1 to x(15) starting with the master.

Hierarchy Settings(Permissions)

The permissions that may be assigned to any rank, other than Master who always has full control are, are divided into two main categories Basic Settings and Chest Access.

Basic Settings

  • Authorization Settings
    • Profile Settings
    • Rank Settings
    • Crest Settings
  • Member Settings
    • Sending Company Invites
    • Discharging Members
    • Promoting Members
    • Approving Members
  • Community Settings
    • Editing Company Board
    • Creating Short Messages
  • Action Settings
    • Using Company Credits
    • Executing Actions
    • Discarding Actions

Chest Access

Here you will be able to set which main slot inside your Company Chest can be accessed by any given rank. In addition this is where you would control rank access to Company Chest stored Crystals and Gil.

Free Company Chest

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A new Free Company is allotted one main container with 50 item storage slots inside. Free Companies can earn more containers as they gain Company Ranks. There are two Company Chests in each of the City-States.






Chest Locations

Company Chest Icon.png
Company Chests are indicated on the map by a square chest icon and can be found beside the OIC Adminitrator and in the Market Area of each of the City-States.
  • Ul'dah
    • Steps of Nald - Hall of Flames (8,9)
    • Steps of Thal - Sapphire Avenue Exchange (13,10)
  • Gridania
    • New Gridania - Adders' Nest (9,11)
    • Old Gridania - (outside) Shaded Bowyer (12, 9)
  • Limsa Lominsa
    • Upper Limsa - Maelstrom Command (13,12)
    • Lower Limsa - Hawkerd' Round (7,12)

Chest Permissions

All players of any rank will be able to see what is inside each container. However only players with the appropriate rank permissions will be able to remove or add items to a specified container.

Company Credits

Company Credits are earned by players within a Free Company and are used to increase the Company Rank as well as a form of currency spent at the Grand Company the Free Company is affiliated with. There are no prompts for when credits are earned, but they can be earned through the following methods;

  • Inviting New Members
  • Crafting anything High Quality
  • Gathering anything High Quality
  • Completing FATEs
  • Completing Duties
  • Completing Quests
  • Earning Achievements

Company Rank/Entitlements

There are eight company ranks each with a corresponding Entitlement rewarded to the Free Company.

  • Rank 1 - Automatic
    Company Chest Rank 1 Icon.png - Company Chest - Unlocks the company chest.
  • Rank 2 ~ 2875 Credits
    Crest Customization Rank 2 Icon.png - Crest Customization - Allows customization of a company crest.
  • Rank 3
    Chest Expansion Rank 3 Icon.png - Chest Expansion - Grants more storage in the company chest.
  • Rank 4
    Gear Customization Rank 4 Icon.png - Gear Customization - Allows addition of the company crest to gear.
  • Rank 5 ~ 60,000 Credits
    Company Actions Rank 5 Icon.png - Company Actions - Allows access to company actions.
  • Rank 6
    Land Acquisition Rank 6 Icon.png - Land Acquisition - Allows for purchase of land in Mist, The Goblet, or Lavender Beds
  • Rank 7
    Crest Expansion Rank 7 Icon.png - Crest Expansion - Allows for further customization of the company crest.
  • Rank 8
    Action Expansion Rank 8 Icon.png - Action Expansion - Allows for access to level II company actions.

Free Company Actions

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Rank Name Description
&0000000000000005000000 Live off the Land Icon.png Live off the Land Increases Gathering by 5.
&0000000000000005000000 In Control Icon.png In Control Increases Control by 5.
&0000000000000005000000 That Which Binds Us Icon.png That Which Binds Us Increases spiritbonding speed.
&0000000000000005000000 A Man's Best Friend Icon.png A Man's Best Friend Increases EXP earned by companions by 5%.
&0000000000000005000000 Mark Up Icon.png Mark Up Increases Wolf Marks earned by 5%.
&0000000000000005000000 Proper Care Icon.png Proper Care Slows gear wear by 10%.
&0000000000000005000000 Meat and Mead Icon.png Meat and Mead Increases duration of food effects by five minutes.
&0000000000000005000000 Seal Sweetener Icon.png Seal Sweetener Increases company seals earned by 5%
&0000000000000005000000 Reduced Rates Icon.png Reduced Rates Reduces teleportation fees by 20%.
&0000000000000005000000 Helping Hand Icon.png Helping Hand Increases EXP earned through crafting by 5%.
&0000000000000005000000 Earth and Water Icon.png Earth and Water Increases EXP earned through gathering by 5%.
&0000000000000005000000 What You See Icon.png What You See Increases Perception by 5.
&0000000000000005000000 Back on Your Feet Icon.png Back on Your Feet Reduces the duration of Weakness after being revived by 10%.
&0000000000000005000000 The Heat of Battle Icon.png The Heat of Battle Increases EXP earned through battle by 5%.
&0000000000000005000000 Eat from the Hand Icon.png Eat from the Hand Increases Craftsmanship by 5.
&0000000000000005000000 Brave New World Icon.png Brave New World Increases the attributes of all Disciples of War or Magic members under level 10 by 10%.
&0000000000000008000000 What You See II Icon.png What You See II Increases Perception by 10.
&0000000000000008000000 Reduced Rates II Icon.png Reduced Rates II Reduces teleportation fees by 30%.
&0000000000000008000000 The Heat of Battle II Icon.png The Heat of Battle II Increases EXP earned through battle by 10%.
&0000000000000008000000 Seal Sweetener II Icon.png Seal Sweetener II Increases company seals earned by 10%.
&0000000000000008000000 That Which Binds Us II Icon.png That Which Binds Us II Increases spiritbonding speed.
&0000000000000008000000 Live off the Land II Icon.png Live off the Land II Increases Gathering by 10.
&0000000000000008000000 Earth and Water II Icon.png Earth and Water II Increases EXP earned through gathering by 10%.
&0000000000000008000000 Brave New World II Icon.png Brave New World II Increases the attributes of all Disciples of War or Magic members under level 10 by 15%.
&0000000000000008000000 Back on Your Feet II Icon.png Back on Your Feet II Reduces duration of Weakness after being revived by 15%.
&0000000000000008000000 A Man's Best Friend II Icon.png A Man's Best Friend II Increases EXP earned by companions by 10%.
&0000000000000008000000 Eat from the Hand II Icon.png Eat from the Hand II Increases Craftsmanship by 10.
&0000000000000008000000 Helping Hand II Icon.png Helping Hand II Increases EXP earned through crafting by 10%.
&0000000000000008000000 Meat and Mead II Icon.png Meat and Mead II Increases the duration of food effects by 10 minutes.
&0000000000000008000000 Mark Up II Icon.png Mark Up II Increases Wolf Marks earned by 10%.
&0000000000000008000000 In Control II Icon.png In Control II Increases Control by 10.
&0000000000000008000000 Proper Care II Icon.png Proper Care II Slows gear wear by 20%.
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