No Shave Novembeard 2013

No Shave November



Join us!

Post pictures on the forums/facebook and keep everyone up to date with your progress!

All you have to do is not shave for the month of November!

Wow your family with your new found manliness on Thanksgiving!

Use it to help you stare people down at the stores during Black Friday!

Save money on scarfs this winter with your own natural face heater!

Tons of benefits and nothing to lose!

No Shave Novembeard – It’s cold outside, so why not cover up in the manliest way possible?



Well that was embarrassing, there was an issue with the captcha that prevented members from registering with the site. That’s been corrected. There is still a captcha issue with logging in through the forums which I am looking at, but may take time as I need to contact the people who actually made the forum software.

You may register and log in through the blog to post on the forums. Again I apologize and will try to get this corrected asap.

I’ve added a simple calendar to the site for a quick reference as to what Free Company bonus buff will be scheduled to be up on what day. The schedule is subject to change as more members progress and as I receive more feed back.

On another note:

If anyone is having trouble finding other Across members to organize runs at certain times we have a Facebook fan page that you can use to communicate with other members outside the game, or feel free to use our forums either on the Acrossx website, the lodestone forums or even on our Teamspeak. Last but not least, the Free Company chat is always open, you’re not bothering anyone by asking! We have many avenues of communicating with each other. So please make use of these tools.

Finally, those of you who are new to Across please take the time to read our doctrine. Its a good run down of who we are and who we strive to be. Hopefully it’ll give you a feeling that you belong.

Oops! Across turned Four years old last August – Happy late birthday!


As stated previously the FFXIV Open Beta is scheduled to begin this weekend. Those who participated in previous betas will gain access to the open beta at 2am PST/PDT on the 16th this Friday. If you are participating for the first time for the Open Beta you be able to access the servers at 2am PST/PDT on the 17th this Saturday. The Open Beta will end on the 19th. Download the latest Phase 4 Client

The characters created during this beta will carry over and be playable for launch on the 27th. For those that pre-ordered you will be able to resume playing on your character on the 24th for early access.

Across will be on the Diablos server for Open Beta and launch. Feel free to jump on our teamspeak and say hello. We look forward to playing with you!

A new Final Fantasy XIV video from the SquareEnix of Japan Blog has been posted at the top of the page. Please enjoy. Also a new question captcha has been put in place to hopefully lower the amount of spambot sign ups. They’re simple questions that you just answer plainly in all lowercase letters. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Looking forward to seeing you this weekend!

Three Must-See Quake III Matches Of QuakeCon 2013

This year’s QuakeCon kicked off yesterday, not just with John Carmack’s annual marathon keynote, but with some skillful Quake III duels.

In the finals of the winners’ bracket, two American gaming veterans, SK’s rapha and Evil Geniuses’ DaHanG, played a best-of-three on three different maps (dm13 never gets old!). They showed off some serious mind games and skill. We’ve got all three matches for you to watch here. The grand finals will happen later this weekend.

Quake III is almost as old as eSports itself, so the fact that it’s still alive—this weekend will be full of Quake madness—and evolves is just amazing. I can’t get enough of these super-precise railgun kills!

Seamless changes

This weekend we officially changed hosting services for the website. Thankfully when the domain changed over to the new host everything was running flawlessly. Hopefully we’ll see less down time and database load errors with our new service compared to Networksolutions. Only time will tell, but so far has been incredibly easy to work with. They have great support for exporting and importing databases from different hosts, which was something I’ve never done before. The prices aren’t too bad either. Anyways, I’d like to thank iCup for helping me go over the website to make sure everything was working.

Also, I know the images on the teamspeak walk through are down, and that’s only because they’re out of date and have the wrong information on them. I’ll fix it and post the new steps once I find the time/will to do it.

The forums are now functioning at 100% as well so please get some use out of them!

And now some Evangelion AMV: Radioactive by Imagine Dragons – JUST BECAUSE!