Good Night Sweet Prince (TeamSpeak)

Since the migration to Discord has been so successful I’ve decided to pull the plug on the ‘ol TS server. We’ve had a long history with Teamspeak. Starting with actually finding and paying for a hosting service for all these weird internet people so we could organize in games better. Having members willingly crowd fund to keep it running. (Thank you!) Constantly expanding the service to accommodate all our members and other groups for raids, 100+ people at times! Figuring out how to set up a virtual cloud server and configuring Teamspeak to be hosted off it. (So much cheaper!) And finally the wildest part was actually submitting a request for a limited Non-Profit License from Teamspeak, configuring the site to meet their standards (Across store we hardly knew ye) and actually getting approval! (Free 512 person slot server license!)

You’ve served us well for the past 8 years TeamSpeak! Thanks for the memories!

 

Free Company Togetherness!

Oats here!

Many people have given me feedback in game that we don’t do enough as a Free Company. In order to plan out organized raids/events, I need to know when people are available!

I’m requesting two types of availability:

1. When can you be available if called upon for raiding

2. Normal playing hours (if any)

3. How much time do you play/want to play FFXIV?

4. Special circumstances/requests

Where can you submit this availability you ask?

1. Post HERE on our forums! If you want to transcend being a “member” and actually become the core embodiment of Across, put in some effort and create an account on our site!

2. Send me an in-game mail with the requested info. This does require that you put me on your friends list, or you won’t be able to send anything!

3. On teamspeak! Tell me on our teamspeak server! This tool is not “just for raiding”. Many members rely on Teamspeak as a form of communication to grow and learn each other’s personality. Is it required? No. Would we love to see you on it? Yes.

4. Tell me in game! This is your last ditch effort. This may be difficult as I am a very active player and most likely will be occupied in one way or another. Just tell me your availability over FC chat, or whisper me if I’m out and about and not in town

WOW! So many ways! It’s almost like there’s no excuse not to be social and get involved with your free company!

This will help me plan things like Learn the Fight Night or Drinking Games to ensure there are people to play with!

It seems most people want a cohesive, active, and engaging free company, but the people responsible for making that a reality are its players! So help me help you and lets make Across grow.

Oats Tarragon

No Shave Novembeard 2013

No Shave November

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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?

Updates

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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!

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 webhostinghub.com 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!