Hey all! This is a general update for all who are interested in RP community related matters!
Over three years ago, the RPC held a public poll in which Besaid was named the unofficial RP server. Following the game's rocky launch, Besaid was eventually merged into a new server: Balmung. Since then, we have remained supportive of Balmung as the unofficial RP server. We have held countless RP events, storylines, and have had numerous RP interactions with others here. Many have also forged friendships with players who do not roleplay. The RPC remains dedicated to its support of Balmung and invites all new RPers to join us. SquareEnix has confirmed that non-Legacy members can join Legacy servers and we vow to be as helpful and welcoming as humanly possible to the new blood. Balmung has proven to be a stable breeding ground for RP and we look forward to the many years ahead of RP there.
Regarding a Non-Legacy RP Server
We recognize that there are some who simply do not want to join a Legacy server for their own reasons. While it pains many of us that we may not get to RP or interact personally with these individuals, we will continue to support them in their wishes if interest in this remains. As such, should we still hear nothing from SquareEnix by July 1st, we will hold a public poll on the RPC to allow non-Legacy RPers to select a secondary RP server. We will, however, continue to reiterate that our primary level of support will be geared toward Balmung. Should the public poll reveal a severe lack of interest in the concept of a non-legacy RP server (as in, less than maybe 20 or so total valid votes), we may have to reconsider our support.
For more details on this poll, see the thread on the RPC: http://ffxiv-roleplayers.com/showthread.php?tid=2227&pid=26517#pid26517
We all look forward to creating many new memories within the RP community that will withstand the test of time, much like the memories many created in 1.0.
If you want, check out our tribute video from last year! Note that it's a bit out of date and the RP shells at the end may have changed their status (to or from inactive): http://www.ffxiv-roleplayers.com/tribute/RPC_Tribute.wmv
Thanks for your time and happy adventures in Eorzea!
Edited, Jun 17th 2013 10:14am by CastielMavanix