That was a fun weekend! To those of you who just joined us and took the extra step of checking out the website – Welcome! & Thank you!
For our Company to achieve any measure of success we are going to need people; people for parties; people for raids; people for crafting; people for [please please please] PvP sieges! Our strategy for recruiting in FFXIV will be different from our previous MMOs experiences since we are recruiting early during a Test Phase Schedule – which means that there is a lot of down time between interactions with the player base.
Recruiting through the game itself is rather simple, but with the excessive down time between test phases we will need to start recruiting proactively out side of the game. We will use the normal channels for recruiting, such as the official forums and snooping around for other community sites, but there is also a new tool we can try to reach out with via The Lodestone.
On The Lodestone you can send messages to people on your in game friends list and to fellow linkshell/company members. There is also a Company page which has a built in forum as well. We’ve been provided some potentially useful tools so it would be best if all of you logged on The Lodestone and make some attempts to reach out.
The rest is the usual run down:
During our recruiting campaign members should pay extra attention to possible opportunities both in and outside of the game. PUG often, meet and assist new players when you can, recruit at your own discretion. Its always interesting meeting new people, and its great when we can make new friends.
When you recruit don’t take it personally if you get turned down. Also persistence might not be a trait that is always found endearing.
Making posts and watching the forums for responses, as well as posting new information and walk-throughs on the blog should be a priority while the game is down.
A big change is that getting new people on our Teamspeak will not be a top priority, since some people may find it invasive if we request installation of new voice chat software right away.
Recruits have no obligation to stick with us, the only thing that usually keeps new recruits around is if they find their surroundings appealing or beneficial. While we cannot make any promises as to how Across will perform in Final Fantasy XIV we will do our best to be worthwhile.
Next Beta weekend will be a Holiday weekend for those of us in the States, so turn out might be a bit erratic. Lets do our best!