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#1 Dec 20 2010 at 8:07 PM Rating: Decent
Hello All!

Just thought I'd throw out a random topic that has been running over and over again in my mind. With SE trying it's best to make FFXIV an online game that stands out on it's own separate from FFXI I thought the topic of the latest upcoming updates for 2011 specifically the creation of "Companies" would be something fun to discuss. I'm sure the thought of many of the serious LS leaders out there have pondered on the possibilities as far as LS management goes. Will companies completely do away with the need of dedicated end game, EG, LS's altogether.

For those who don't know "Companies" are supposedly an LS managed team. Kinda like an LS within an LS. Within that company they will have access to create like a HQ, buildings, ships, and what not. The information is still very vague and to be honest it leaves a lot of open assumptions as to what SE specifically meant for the additions of Companies to be. As far as my personal opinions go I can see the use of companies as a means to create a dedicated EG team within a Dedicated Social LS. Allowing for management in large LS's providing members to be a part of not only a large network of helpful and respectful members but allowing those who wish to push further into the game that access without having to leave their current LS. Instead they'll just become part of that LS's company.

This is just a thought into one of the possibilities that have crossed my mind as far as this topic goes. Now it's your turn. LS leader or not I'd like to hear your thoughts on the upcoming "Companies" addition in 2011.
#2 Dec 20 2010 at 10:07 PM Rating: Default
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Did I miss something, or did you just say "despite only having vague information, will this change the game as we know it?"

I am hopeful for the possibility of LS's working together, rather than our days in XI of working against each other.

Edited, Dec 21st 2010 4:44pm by JerseyProphet2
#3 Dec 21 2010 at 1:57 AM Rating: Good
Alright before you start quoting people make sure you quote the actual words. What I said was:

"The information is still very vague and to be honest it leaves a lot of open assumptions as to what SE specifically meant for the additions of Companies to be."

As far as saying it would change the "Game as we know it", I never made such a statement. I said:

"Will companies completely do away with the need of dedicated end game, EG, LS's altogether?"

Because there are LS's out there that are die hard dedicated to just EG even though there has yet to be any EG content for FFXIV. In FFXI there were so many LS's with specific purposes. This topic was primarily to share thoughts about how Companies may change the need for specific focused LS's. Those are the words I spoke. Please refrain from being a politician and re-wording my statements.

Edited, Dec 21st 2010 3:16am by Attakai

Edited, Dec 21st 2010 3:17am by Attakai
#4 Dec 21 2010 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
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My apologies. I should've been clearer that I meant was I interpreting you correctly. Its the topic most on my mind, to be honest, and what I'm looking most foward to.

The problem will simply be in the launch, if LS communication becomes easier. The LS (lack-of) message is one of the many problems with communication atm, and trying to organize with other shells will be even more complicated.
#5 Dec 22 2010 at 3:16 AM Rating: Decent
Yes there is a lot of management issues that I'm pretty sure a lot of us would like to see as far as getting rid of inactive players within our shells, the ability to do that without having to be physically present, an LS message board similar to FFXI... we can only hope the new team put together by SE will look into it and help us LS leaders an easier approach to managing our communities.

That's why I wonder how the whole idea of "Companies" will play out. I really want to know what SE intends to provide by giving us this extra component to our LS's.
#6 Jan 06 2011 at 7:01 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm tempted to start a thread, and pull all of the linkshell leaders together with our contact info so LS Leaders can work out times, get a decent working relationship together, etc.

Or I can do that here. Let me know, its your thread.
#7 Jan 17 2011 at 8:41 AM Rating: Decent
I think that companies will probably help brighten the future for FFXIV and it's players, however will they use the buildings and ships they mentioned to make linkshells more competitive or make them more friendly. I think that they'll use companies to make linkshells be more friendly. (eg, Linkshell A has a very big ship with a bigger route [if they decide to do something like that] and Linkshell B has a very big building with more access to facilities. I think that SE will make an [ally] option where Linkshell A and Linkshell B can use with a limit eachother's facilities)
If my thoughts are correct then I for one will be even more addicted to the game then I already am (Even if I do level slowly)
Anyhow I think that SE should release version update details very soon.

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