New Short Guide: Adaptive Hotbars

I’ve created a new short guide to using macros to make basic adaptive hotbars. By “adaptive” I mean the bars can be made visible or invisible without going to the HUD menu, and the commands shown on the bars can be changed with a single click.  This allows you to greatly expand the effective number of hotbars you can quickly access, and also allows you to declutter your UI, making specialized commands (for crafting, say) disappear from your UI when not needed.

Check out the new guide here if you’re interested!

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Free FC Room for Astral Heroes

Hey folks, for those who weren’t able to attend the party yesterday, I want to make everyone aware that we’ve decided to offer a new membership reward to members who have achieved Astral Hero rank (six months active in the FC): a free FC room! If you’ve reached this rank and don’t have a room yet, see me or another officer and we’ll get you set up with the 300k gil you need to get a room of your own. (And yes, Sai, if you already bought a room, we’ll give you the 300k cash, if you want it.)
 
Note that to get an FC room you need to have met the game’s requirements, which I believe are level 50 and a certain rank in your Grand Company. Make sure you have this done before you try to get a room!
 
For people who aren’t aware, our member ranks are based on active time in the FC. Starting rank is Ember Page; one month active is Spark Knight; three months active is Flare Warrior, six months active is Astral Hero, and a full year active is Eternal Flame.
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Changes to Officer Ranks

Hey folks, in the interest of efficiency we’re going to rearrange the officer ranks a bit. In the past the officer ranks have been largely based on seniority, but since the amount of time people have to devote to the game can vary drastically thanks to Real Life butting in, seniority turns out not to be the best way to assign officer ranks. So I will be rearranging things tonight in the following way:

Sun Warden: This rank now goes to officers who are primarily helping with housing and FC administration tasks.

Flame Guardian: This rank is now for officers who are primarily running events.

Stellar Sentry: This rank is now for officers who handle general tasks like keeping the buffs going and helping out with in-game info.

Gleam Scout: New rank for officers on limited duty. This includes officers on trial period and officers who are busy running Real Life Extreme or Savage.

Firebrand: Our trusty not-quite-officer helpers.

As part of this rearrangement Skylar Paige is moving up from Firebrand to full officer, so welcome Skylar!!!

 

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Upcoming FC Events!

  • FRIDAY NIGHTS: MAPS WITH ASTER, 9:15 pm EST (ish) to midnight (ish)
  • ALTERNATE TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS: BIRB FARMS WITH AURIC, 9:30 EST to midnight (ish). (Check FB or Discord to see whether it’s a Tuesday or Thursday week.)

MAPS info:  Show up at the FC Gathering Lamp at 9:15 pm EST. Bring two Timeworn Gazelleskin maps if you can.  (You can keep one in your inventory, one in your saddlebags, and have one deciphered in your key items at the same time.)  If you can’t afford maps we usually have some extras available.  Rolling is Free For All (FFA), with one exception: One Thief’s Map per person until everyone has one!  You are welcome to show up late but there may or may not be slots open in the maps group(s). If you plan to leave early please do NOT roll on Thief’s Maps as we generally do all of those together once we are done with the Gazelleskins.

BIRBS info:  Show up at the FC Gathering Lamp at the starting time.  Know which birbs you need!  (There are seven total: Bismark, Ravana, Thordan, Nidhogg, Sephirot, Sophia, and Zurvan.) Opening the fights before the farming starts is appreciated but we can help you with this if necessary.  Having watched a video is also appreciated but not necessary; we can walk you through the fights.  Please be level 70 and reasonably geared! We will be using Discord to coordinate; you don’t have to talk but please do be ready to listen so we can farm efficiently.