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Global Community Project Celebrates FFXIV 5th Anniversary

Global Community Project Celebrates FFXIV 5th Anniversary

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One of the valuable issues about Ultimate Fantasy XIV is the sheer quantity of gamers prepared to go above and past to create communities, content material, and foster one of many kindest communities I’ve skilled in an MMO. In immediately’s article, I speak with Varicray about his international initiative undertaking to mark the 5 yr FFXIV anniversary which intends to not solely deliver the broader group nearer however to additionally increase cash for the ‘1000 Dreams Fund’. Lots of of content material creators have already joined the group, providing their time, help and artistic energies to the challenge.

Annually Remaining Fantasy XIV marks its anniversary with an occasion referred to as ‘The Rising’. This yr we assist Dural Tharal from the Mythril Eye in his quest to find extra concerning the Calamity from those that skilled it. The search units to spotlight the historical past of this devastating second in Eorzean historical past together with highlighting the heroic actions of numerous adventurers.

As soon as once more, Naoki Yoshida reprises his position because the ‘Wandering Minstrel’ as a way to convey his and his group’s heartfelt message to us, the gamers, who’ve discovered ourselves a house inside his world. We additionally achieve entry to instanced content material referred to as ‘The Calamity Retold’ the place gamers take to the streets of Ul’Dah to battle towards numerous difficult monsters with different adventurers in a recreation of the occasions previous the Calamity. Gamers are rewarded tokens for every monster they kill, which they will spend on occasion gadgets. The Rising additionally rewards a minion and orchestrion roll.

To me, this is among the extra particular occasions because it looks like a direct connection between each participant to the video games’ producer and director. I simply need to blub on the monitor ‘thank you Yoshi P!!’ Everybody on the event group at Sq. Enix has given us such a tremendous world to construct very particular reminiscences inside.

Which leads me onto what this text is actually about: group.

Hydaelyn Worldwide

What’s it? Hydaelyn Worldwide is a group undertaking which shall be organizing numerous occasions, streams, and artistic tasks to have fun the FFXIV 5th yr Anniversary and past.
When is it? September 14-16, beginning at 7 PM EDT, or midnight within the UK.
Founder: Varicray
Community: Discord hyperlink

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Picture credit score: Yomi

This yr FFXIV celebrates their 5th yr anniversary and I’ve been fortunate sufficient to be included on this international group challenge, based by Varicray.

Vari very kindly agreed to reply my questions listed under and supply all the knowledge you may want concerning the undertaking which shall be going stay this coming weekend.

What’s Hydaelyn Worldwide?

Hydaelyn Worldwide is a group collaboration venture which can run occasions and streams. There might be fundraising in assist of the 1000 Goals Fund which is a corporation that helps younger ladies in tech to get financed to realize their objectives, be it schooling, content material creation or in any other case. We expect that’s an admirable and essential objective as players ourselves that take pleasure in and use lots of tech each day.

What is going to occur is that the majority, if not all of our streamers will plan server or region-specific occasions, inviting everybody to play with them or along with different streamers. The thought is to flood Twitch and raise the sport up within the recreation listing and rejoice its 5 yr anniversary as a mixed group to point out our appreciation. Everybody else who’s not a streamer might contribute in no matter approach they will and play with lots of us as nicely stay on numerous streams.


    • The occasion will concentrate on celebrating the FFXIV 5th anniversary, HI will collectively as a group have fun with occasions, streams, articles, artwork & different issues. It begins at 7 PM EDT / 12 AM BST on September 14 or September 15 at 7 AM AWST for the individuals in Australia. We’ll run an optionally available to hitch charity with this.
    • Every datacenter has leaders planning occasions with fellow streamers, buddies and viewers. Everybody concerned with streams will probably be listed beneath the FFXIVHI Twitch group. A few of our companions may even run occasions, streams, podcasts and do issues on their very own, or with others.
    • The occasion goes on for 48H to provide everybody loads of time to participate, stream or undertake one other venture inside the allotted time-frame. It’s very relaxed & it needed to be this manner resulting from brief discover, as much as 16 hours time distinction with members & simply the sheer measurement of HI itself.
  • As soon as the occasion is completed, HI will transfer on to broaden its options whereas additionally planning for the subsequent occasion, this time with much more prep-time. The last word objective & additionally my unique concept & intent is to show this right into a social gathering hub for all types of artistic individuals to return collectively.


Extra concerning the Founder

Earlier than we skip on forward to extra particulars about HI, let’s discover out a bit extra concerning the chief of this undertaking, Vari, and his experiences in relation to Ultimate Fantasy XIV.

Please inform us somewhat bit about your self?

I’m Vari, a 29-year-old Swedish full-time FFXIV targeted streamer with a ardour for group relationships and constructing long-lasting connections between individuals. I work part-time in IT privately and I often play video video games each day.

In FFXIV I essential a Lalafell Bard (Vari Cray) on Odin on the Chaos datacenter however I additionally play a number of different jobs fairly incessantly. I lead our FC’s static and I’m certainly one of it’s officers as nicely. At coronary heart and talent, I’ve all the time been a extra raid targeted participant in any MMORPG.

Varicray by MyutoEve.

I come from an extended historical past of enjoying MMORPG’s. I discovered FFXIV throughout Patch three.three and shortly obtained concerned with the sport’s present group which I actually loved. I loved the sport and its open job system and a lot of the content material it needed to supply. I discovered associates, like-minded individuals and a spot to slot in greater than I used to in different earlier recreation communities. I truly by no means even met individuals I performed with in actual life till FFXIV and that was additionally massive for me. My expertise with the sport and the group round it has been principally constructive, for me, in general.

What impressed you to create this occasion?

The builders (Sq. Enix) only recently did a 14-hour lengthy celebration stream and have many different issues happening worldwide. So I sat there one night considering “This is something we as players could do as well, let’s see how many content creators I can get in on this”. From that time on all the things simply expanded and escalated extraordinarily shortly. We included everybody who has a artistic spark inside themselves to freely contribute FFXIV content material.

How did you start to arrange such a large-scale occasion?

I began with asking fellow co-streamers that I’ve achieved work or tasks with earlier than, in the long run, I feel I’ve contacted or been contacted by in all probability 150-200 individuals throughout this course of and extra are available as phrase spreads.

I began out alone however have since received a bit extra additional assist from different undertaking members, it’s been a loopy journey these final 4 days of planning, to say the least.

Occasion Instance

Though occasions will differ in recreation content material, right here’s one of many occasions put collectively by Tarno from Mateus:

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Poster by Yomi.


Date: Friday September 14th at eight:00PM EST
Server: Mateus
Location: Plot: Mist Ward 13, Plot 5

Genisys is a well-liked Nightclub FC that throws server vast, Combined-RP occasions for the Mateus group; rewarding resembling Mogstation prizes. To have fun the 5-year anniversary with the Hydaelyn Worldwide venture, our nightclub theme is Hydaelyn Adventurer. Come as your greatest you. We won’t be judging glams this time round as we perceive that there might be alts becoming a member of Mateus for this occasion. As an alternative we’ll be rewarding over $50 value of Mogstation prizes via our door raffle. Partygoers may have a shot to win the brand new Mogstation mount Purple Hare an account vast merchandise!

Our occasions are Combined-RP. You can see RPers and non-RPers in attendance. For RP functions we’ve a custom-made drink and dinner menu for the membership we will even be offering a RL music playlist.

Taking Half

What number of communities and nations are at present concerned?

Proper now we’ve six official group companions and there’ll probably be many extra on the best way. The reception has been extremely thrilling, robust and right now every thing is extremely busy. Proper now we have now Aetherflow Media, a fan journal who will do a podcast through the occasion and canopy what transpired throughout it with some articles. We’ve got The Wandering Unity, a FFXIV creator hub, who will assist promote the occasion and simply again us up with planning. One other fan journal referred to as Fats Cat Chronicles can be participating, they’ve been serving to out by itemizing individuals, selling the group and simply doing a whole lot of grunt work. They may even make some content material publish the occasion to showcase.

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We even have two screenshot communities with us, FFXIVSnaps and GPOSERS. FFXIVSnaps will present us with picture protection of the occasion and take character portraits of attendees. GPOSERS will present their very own streamer protection and do a couple of articles as properly after the occasion. Lastly we’ve Maelstrom Media, a stream podcast who will assist us with promotion, streaming and extra. We have now different members pending group and venture requests from others that must be communicated and agreed upon.

How can different gamers contribute to the undertaking?

Anybody who has a drive or ardour for something artistic can participate and contribute nevertheless a lot they like into the challenge, it’s all absolutely optionally available.

It doesn’t matter how small or massive it’s, we depart that as much as you!

In case you are not a content material creator can you continue to participate?

Sure, we don’t outline the ‘content creator’ to strictly reside streaming or video modifying. We have now artists, writers, cosplayers, musicians, group leaders, screenshot editors, designers and all types of artistic individuals on board.

Creations by the HI group. Credit to Eli, Yomi, Mochibuni, Ameme and Aria.

In case you don’t possess any artistic expertise, you possibly can nonetheless contribute simply by supporting us as properly and be a part of us in the course of the numerous occasions. We’re all inclusive, that’s our aim.

Do you will have an inventory of occasions/occasions per-server and what forms of occasions might be happening?

We don’t have an inventory proper now however have a number of leaders for every area planning a great deal of in-game occasions and our companions are planning their very own issues. Every particular person streamer will probably be coping with their viewers or different streamers as properly.

How can gamers help the occasion through the week?

Watch your favourite streamer through the occasion, give us suggestions and play some Ultimate Fantasy XIV with us. You imply as a lot to us as we do to you!

Emblem by Yomi.

What do you hope might be achieved?

We hope to realize nothing lower than a tremendously massive, lively, enjoyable, heartfelt and inclusive occasion to rejoice the sport and its group.

Will you be trying to depart an enduring legacy?

Sure, as soon as the occasion is over the group will maintain present and turn out to be a hub for all content material creators to plan future occasions and in addition advise/train our expertise to others.

Do you’ve gotten a devoted web site the place up to date info could be simply discovered?

We now have a Discord server that may develop into public within the subsequent few days, but in addition began an official Twitter account and a Twitch group for everybody to take a look at. No web site plans as of proper now, however the future isn’t absolutely determined but!

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Big thanks to Vari for locating time to offer a lot info for us throughout this Extremely busy time. I want everybody the happiest of 5th yr anniversary celebrations and plenty of success to all these collaborating within the HI venture!

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Thanks for studying! Please settle for my sincerest apologies for being unable to supply articles recently, hopefully I’ll be again very quickly with a continuation of the Images to Screenshot rules collection, ReShade and GPose guides. I may even be making an attempt to participate within the HI anniversary celebration by streaming a artistic tackle FFXIV by purging my present filter package deal and beginning ReShade from scratch and providing up the filters in return.

If you need me to write down on a specific matter later down the road in relation to as we speak’s article or screenography simply let me know within the feedback under or by way of Twitter.

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