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#1 Sep 18 2013 at 6:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Remnants of Hope

Our Gaming Community

Origin
The Remnants of Hope began as a community in 2009 as a Star Wars Galaxies guild. Over the last four years, we've experienced many changes, but we remain true to a single purpose: creating a community and home for members. Even now, many of the original founders call Remnants of Hope home, and we continue to grow and prosper with the help of the many exceptional members we add to our ranks.

Goals
We are a community that prides itself on diversity and maturity. People from all walks of life are welcome here. We strive to be a place where our members can relax and truly enjoy the time they have. It is our belief that "light from the few can be a beacon to many," and this has been a key aspect of our community's story and also something we constantly translate over into real life. Our goal is to shine and reach out to those we meet and interact with, to empower our members and the gaming community as a whole, and to make a positive mark on the world around us.

Games We Play
Remnants of Hope is a fantastic place to call home, and currently focuses on playing three games in an official capacity: Star Wars: The Old Republic, Guild Wars 2, and the newly-released Final Fantasy XIV: ARR. We also play many casual games, from League of Legends to Star Trek Online and more, and invite all our members to join in if they choose.


RMNTS: A FFXIV Free Company

While we are newcomers to FFXIV: ARR, Remnants of Hope has always prided itself on exploring all aspects of the games we play, and offering a unique and diverse array of options in the different fields. Be it varying types of role-play, PvE, crafting, or even PvP, we are always working to ensure you have opportunities to enjoy the game.

Player vs. Environment
Our community takes on and excels at PvE content. In our other games we have well-established groups who tackle new and challenging content and always make time to train new people and team leaders, as well. In FFXIV, we are looking to honor that legacy and build a strong and diverse roster of people for everything from leveling parties to tackling end-game content as we enjoy the diverse PvE options available.

Casual Gamers: You are free to explore the game and its content at your own speed.

Hardcore Gamers: We will strive to keep you busy with with runs of content, with a focus on progression.

Crafting
The crafting system in FFXIV is like no other, with a diverse and symbiotic relationship with the other disciples of the hand and land, and a true need to work together to accomplish goals. To that end, we will help crafters find a home within the community, with other crafters to interact with and obtain necessary materials, as well as helping members develop and pursue their goals. With the Materia system and impressive end-game craftables, you should always find yourself in demand within our community.

Weekly events to gather needed materials, as well as crafting time for people to come together and level.

Coordiantion with guild crafters to provide the necessary supplies for people to produce and progress within their professions.

An organized network of guild crafters so members can easily know who to approach with a crafting request.

Role-playing
Role-playing is a cornerstone of the Remnants of Hope community, and we give it a prominent a role in our gaming experience. We have a unique story driven by both character and community, and we offer the ability to not only develop your characters, but yourself, as well! We are also interested in reaching out to other communities to build a mutually-beneficial relationship as we form role-play networks to drive plot and make connections here on Balmung!

A community narrative driven by character story and the building of our Company's history together.

Planned future coordination with other Free Companies and role-players to both attend and host RP events.

All levels of role-play experience welcome!

Forum role-play opportunities, both within the FFXIV universe and beyond.

Player vs. Player
We are highly interested in the inclusion of PvP content in the future. Our community prides itself on having fun and being successful in PvP while also maintaining a friendly and mature atmosphere with those we play against. We have members who love to make guides and offer tips for various styles of PvP, and they are just waiting in the wings to take on the future PvP content within this game!

Dedicated PvP community ready to implement strategies and conquer the world!

Many theory crafters who thrive on looking at ways to maximize builds.

Seasoned PvP members who enjoy teaching new people the ropes.

Additional Community Benefits

Along with all of the above, Remnants of Hope offers members a wide array of community benefits:

Awards system for community recognition
Highly active website and forums
Teamspeak 3 server
Events calendar loaded with new events each week
Large community outreach
Weekly forum contests
Active RP community
Organized PvP and PvE
Family friendly community and environment
Dedicated leaders


Apply to Remnants of Hope

Who We Want
As a community we are new to this game and are very interested in welcoming new members to our guild home. We are recruiting all classes and levels, and people from all walks of life. The only requirements we have are:
Maturity
Willingness to contribute to and be part of a community
Acceptance of those different from you

Application
If you are interested in applying to Remnants of Hope, you can visit our forums and view this topic to sign up as a new member! That link contains all of the application instructions and the application template for FFXIV. Please note: we take the process very seriously, as your application gives us a feel for who you are and whether you will be a good fit for our community and, importantly, whether our community will be a good fit for you. Please give detailed answers to each question so we can get to know you, and you can wow us with your personality!

Recruitment Process
Once we accept your application, you will move into a two-week trial phase for us get a feel for you and you to get a feel for our community. This includes a few objectives you will need to complete; first and foremost is to introduce yourself to our community and to let us really get to interact with you as well! We pride ourselves on being very welcoming and friendly to all new applicants, and, whatever your interests, you will find a friend. The trial process is a very thorough one, and can sometimes seem a bit daunting and intimidating, but by no means is it meant to be so. Remnants of Hope is a strong community because of the quality and diversity of our members, and this application process is what ensures we maintain that at all times.

We are always available to answer questions and help our new members out with this process! If you would like more information about who we are, what our goals are, and what we offer, I am always available to answer questions via a personal message. Just send me a private message, and I will respond as soon as I can! Also feel free to contact me on Xha'li Nelhah or Ciceroix Gerson in game with questions!

Edited, Nov 16th 2013 11:11pm by Xhali
#2 Sep 24 2013 at 8:08 AM Rating: Decent
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It's been a week and thought i'd introduce myself here!
My name is Dylan (or Will if you'd like), though lets be honest as an avid roleplayer i really do go by Xha'li more then anything else!

I am the Recruitment Officer for Remnants of Hopes FF: XIV: ARR division and truly excited to explore this game with everyone, especially with this amazing gaming community i have the luxury of being a part of.

For those wondering the division title is what we bestow upon a game in RMNTS that we are officially playing together, and have committed resources and people to make the experience the best it can be for all members. We create departments for each aspect(PvE,RP, Crafting and in the future PvP) of the game and they are led by fellow community members, new and old.

I am also currently the acting RP department head and helped to create the amazing story we have, and really looking forward to sharing it with everyone here soon!

Check out our site if you are interested in applying, and as always feel free to ask any questions here or in a message to me! I love answering questions, gives me another chance to talk!
#3 Sep 24 2013 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
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One last unsolicited piece of information for today! We have recently hammered out a weekly schedule for various events and activities and thought I would share it with you all!
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Social RP Sundays

Guildhest/Leve mondays

Gathering Tuesday's

Dungeon run Wednesday

Craft Thursday

FATE Fridays

Company Story RP Saturdays
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To give an example of what some typical events we shall be hosting will include i'll discuss what we'll be doing next tuesday for gathering tuesday.

All day gathering event: This event is designed to help people level their gathering classes while also stocking the companies chest with crafting materials to be used on thursdays or requisitioned for certain things. People RSVP for the day and are provided with a 'shopping' list of desired mats based on the current level of their gathering class

Fishing Contest: This tuesday we will be hosting our first Company fishing contest that we'll be holding in Limsa. Most of our members have been focused on leveling to explore endgame content and have the freedom to explore and RP throughout the world and have not spent much time fishing yet. So I'll be hosting this event in Limsa and for one - two hours will host a contest to see who can catch the biggest fish. We're starting off with a small entrance fee that is added to a pot that the winner will claim, and fully plan on expanding this event as our time in this game continues.

Also on the 5th we will be holding our first ever Company Story RP. This is where we will truly begin to develop our communities story and create the connections and show of our amazing characters.

Also this coming sunday, the 29th we will be having a beach party at Costa Del Sol, and are working on a schedule and hope to open it up to the public as well!

This is just to show that we truly are committed to exploring all facets of this game, and providing fun and varying events on a weekly basis.

Will be posting our Guild's story on Thursday for everyone to see as well!
#4 Sep 29 2013 at 12:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Story:
Five years ago the world made sense, five years ago and everyone had a home and family to fight for. Then Dalamad came crashing down and Bahamut was released. The devastation he(hir) wrought on the land upset everything, and once the chaos settled all that was left in Bahamut's wake was ruin.

Five years have passed, and even now the land is still recovering. Yet there exists a community, out in the wilds of the world that is defying all the odds. It was founded two years after the calamity by a group of settlers looking to rebuild. For some it was a chance to get away from civilization, from the memories of what had been and were now no more. For others it was a challenge, a way to prove the races could persevere and reclaiming land that had been lost. There were even a few who sought to make a safe haven for refugees and travelers, a place to rest and relax, maybe even drink their sorrows away. Regardless of the reasons slowly but surely a community began to form out in the wilderness, and though their stories were all different, each regarded this new place as home.

As time passed several challenges arose, the monsters and denizens of Eorzea wanted to reclaim this location. Time and time again the people stood their ground and fought them off, but never without a cost. There was talk about moving, about starting over somewhere else. Some however opposed this, and instead insisted on understanding why this was happening. They called upon the experts in the field, the disciples of war and magic, and a few answered there call. It was only then that they discovered how truly unique their little community was, and how fortunate they had been to hold on all this while.

The mages claimed the Aether in the air and surroundings was odd and unusual, and began a search of the land. It was a short distance off from the settlement that they found a relic of the 7th umbral era, a shard of Dalamad, Bahamuts cell. It was merely a remnant, a fading piece of the fallen moon, but even now it still held some power. The mages warned the people to leave, that it would continue to draw trouble their way. One man stepped forward to ask what would happen if they simply left as they suggested, to which the mages told him the land would rise up and reclaim this place.

A meeting was held shortly after, and most people agreed, it was time to leave and start over again. A few though dissented, and insisted on staying. This was their home, and they would not let the 7th Umbral Era take yet another thing from them. The mages and warriors tried to persuade them, but they had dug their heels in. They fought for a while over this, and a scuffle broke out. Those few remaining would not give in however, and went back to their homes for the night.

The morning brought an eerie silence to the land for those that had remained. Rather then the usual hustle and bustle there was only silence now. They grimly gathered to discuss what they would do in the town square, and began preparing for whatever came next. They were few though, and were all tired and broken. Yet they would not surrender, would not give up their homes a second time.

One night a group of monsters descended upon the town, and it's inhabitants rallied to meet them. They held them off for as long as they could, finally retreating to their town hall and fortifying themselves from within. Then just as things seemed to be their worst a strange sound was heard from outside. The building slowly started to fill with smoke and they feared the building was being set on fire with them inside. They gathered together at the door and decided to make their last stand and burst outside with weapons held high, only to be greeted by a most unexpected sight. It was not the building that had been on fire, but the monsters themselves, all lying dead on the ground. The warriors and mages from before came forth to greet them, and their leader stepped forward with the most mischievous of smiles.

She told them that they were halfway home before they knew they had to return, that it was bad form to be shown up by civilians and settlers. She knelt down before them and swore and oath to them there. That if they would have them they would stand with them as long as they lived. That together they would forge a home in these lands, and that they would make it a beacon of hope to all that remained.

What is the Remnants of Hope? :
We were those disciples of War and of Magic who turned back and fought for a community that was not our own. Now things have changed, now we belong. The world is still as uncaring as before, still waiting and watching for it's chance to drag this down into the void. Yet we remain, a few ragtag settlers and a band of fighters with more bravery then brains. Now we are united in one goal: To survive in this harsh world, and forge a future for ourselves.

We come from all walks of life, from soldier to farmer, and everything possible in-between. Our guardians walk our land, some protecting the lost and the weak, while others seek out and eliminate all who could threaten our people. Our merchants and craftsman toil to provide goods for the town, and slowly but surely seek to blow new life into it. We even have mages and scholars who study the aether, seeking to unravel the secrets of the shard, each working towards their own goal.

Whatever the reason for your being here, here is where you've come to belong. You've thrown your lot in with these people, and it's up to you to find your own place. One thing is true no matter whoever you are. This town shall change you and shape your fate, and so to shall you shape it.

Who are the Remnants of Hope? :
Primarily we are the group of adventurers who answered the towns call. We are the protectors and caretakers for this oasis of peace in the harsh and uncaring world of Eorzea. However being adventurer is only the beginning.

You are who you choose to be! Here in the Remnants of Hope you may choose to do and pursue whatever it is that pleases you. Are you a scholar in pursuit of old and forgotten knowledge, coming here seeking to unravel the mystery of the shard? Are you a mercenary who just likes to unwind and relax by fishing in the afternoon.


Whatever it is you desire to do (Within community rules) you may do so! Forge friendships and rivalries with other citizens, and be always prepared to put aside your differences to take up arms to protect your homes.
#5 Oct 06 2013 at 4:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Congratulation to Kia, our newly appointed PvE Officer!

He's done an amazing job already, including creating a link shell for people to find others to group up with. It's already working extremely well, with well over 80 people active most of the time!

Excited to see what he does going forward!
#6 Oct 09 2013 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
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After having a fun 4 hour introduction event for our members i'm pleased to announce that this saturday we are starting the first story arc for our FC: From Whence We Came

Truly looking forward to it!

Also for those interested in PvE our Department head Kia Mara just started a Linkshell this week called Dungeon Runnerz for people to form groups for PvE content. It's been very active as of late, with over 80 members on at a time usually. Excited to see what he plans for our FC and the community through the linkshell!
#7 Oct 10 2013 at 6:31 PM Rating: Decent
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In addition to in-game events, we also regularly host special events, which includes guild members from all games (GW2, SWTOR, and FFXIV)!
Right now, this includes:

October Art Contest!

Guildies are called upon to wield their artistic powers to submit their best work that fits the theme of one or more of the following: Haunting, Time, Loyalty! This event is still running until the 24th!

Halloween Character Costume Contest!

Pick your best in-game apparel to build the funniest/scariest/prettiest costume! This event is also running until the 24th, so there's plenty of time to get your spook on!
#8 Oct 10 2013 at 9:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes, as Dahkeus said we offer a lot of options for all members, including our social events. Our internet pictionary is the think of legends. I mean really, you get a clue and have to use a MS paint application to draw it in a few seconds.

Also congratulations to R'mango and Athrun, our two newest members who have just completed their trial!
#9 Oct 13 2013 at 2:27 PM Rating: Decent
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We are in the midst of a PvE Marathon weekend. Our PvE Department leader created a contest for people to level and for each level gained you get 1k gil. Each milestone level you hit; 10,20,30,40,50, you gain 1 x X k gill. X being the first number in the milestone. There were also rewards for joining FC fate groups, dungeon runs and other social things! Looking forward to seeing more like this in the future!

Also congratulations to our 7 new trial members who've taken their first steps towards becoming full members of our community!
#10 Oct 19 2013 at 9:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Alright it's Saint's Wake time and the decorations are out!

We'll be holding a photo session and some holiday festivities later on this next week!
#11 Oct 20 2013 at 4:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Our community will be holding a small event this coming thursday and thought i'd share the details of it with others who might be interested at all in community life RP.

Our FC story is based around the struggles of a town plagued by aether imbalances still present 5 years after the calamity. We held our introduction event to our first story arc, From Whence we Came, and are gearing up this Saturday to get things fully underway.

Yet this thursday it's about the simple things and not the struggle to survive.
Our members will be exploring how their characters would contribute to the day to day tasks a town needs to do to survive. From farming to mining, patrolling and crafting and anything in between. It will be starting at 8pm EST, though those die hard RP'rs are welcome to participate all day if they like.

Our FC home is in the Lower La Noscea Region, with our town centered around Moraby Dry docks and farming community in Red Rooster.

As always let me know if there are any questions!
#12 Oct 22 2013 at 9:53 PM Rating: Decent
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I posted here earlier, but I should probably introduce myself: Hi, I'm Dahkeus!
I'm a GW2 player, but first and foremost, I'm a member of Remnants of Hope. When I joined, I was a bit skeptical of joining a multi-game guild, but RoH has changed the way I look multi-game guilds because of how supportive and friendly everyone has been. In the time I've been with RoH, not only have I seen members from other games step up to help out players in GW2, but I've also seen a community that bonds with interaction that goes much deeper than simply sharing the same game. Because of this, I've made friendships with people that go much deeper with what I've often experienced in previous guilds.

I know that it's tough to find a good home when searching for a guild, but if you're looking for a guild that has both the close-knit feel of a small group while carrying the support and active forums of a large guild, I encourage you to give us a try!
#13 Nov 04 2013 at 3:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Hey everybody! I'm Aravail, and I've been a member of the Remnants of Hope for almost two years now. I just want to vouch for what Xha'li says: RoH is a community full of amazing people, and I'm really excited to see our third gaming division taking off! One of the things I love most about being in RoH is that whether you're in TeamSpeak, in-game, or just browsing the forums, there are almost always people online to talk to. I can't begin to tell you how many times a day I refresh our forums to check out new posts people have made, and our shoutbox is busy pretty much 24/7. So whether you're a casual or a hardcore gamer (or anywhere in between), if you're looking for a fun, friendly gaming community, be sure to check us out!
#14 Nov 05 2013 at 3:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Hey all! I'm Zeki, the Recruitment officer for the SWTOR side of things. I recently reached my one year mark of being in this community, and I can't say I'm looking to find a way out! I've had an absolutely amazing time so far. We're a guild with three fantastic and unique games under our belt and there are amazing people to meet.

I'm really proud of the new members our FFXIV division has brought into our family! Very colorful and strong personalities with a lot of drive. Welcome! Smiley: nod

Edited, Nov 5th 2013 4:54am by Zekiirah

Edited, Nov 5th 2013 4:56am by Zekiirah
#15 Nov 13 2013 at 11:12 AM Rating: Decent
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Our FFXIV division is growing so fast! Congratulations to all the new members. I'm excited to be a part of it.
#16 Nov 16 2013 at 4:48 PM Rating: Decent
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We had our first social event today in game, hide and seek event in Gridania! It was a blast and went way longer then i ever expected. 2 hours just flew by in a second.

Sorry to Reupet who got distracted from his college thesis paper! :P

Hosting our intro RP event today for all the new members!
#17 Nov 16 2013 at 6:48 PM Rating: Good
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A friend and I are looking to move from our current FC to a new one less toxic than it. Too many douchebags in our present one, and far too much idiocy. We'll never progress in Binding Coil at this rate. I hardly feel welcome amongst these people any more. Is there anyone I should contact ingame for this one?

Edited, Nov 16th 2013 7:49pm by pyrix
#18 Nov 16 2013 at 10:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Sorry about the delay, had a 3 hour RP event tonight!

There was a link when i posted it, but it might have not worked right, and i corrected it in my original post.

We have a website here http://remnantsofhope.com/boards/index.php?/forum/4-apply-to-remnants-of-hope/

There is an application to fill out and a 2 week trial period to go through.

We really do have an amazing group of people, and while the process is easy it ensures it stays that way!

Also while we do have several 50's we have not started endgame PvE as a FC yet. We do have several members exploring and learning the coils fights however. We are interested in pursuing endgame PvE, and especially looking for more people interested in helping to tackle and lead that content.
#19 Nov 20 2013 at 7:17 AM Rating: Decent
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The musical icebreaker to break them all is upon us! In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, Remnants of Hope is hosting a Karaoke event tonight! Lots of music and fun to be had for everyone to get to know each other beyond our own games!
#20 Nov 20 2013 at 9:58 PM Rating: Decent
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It has been an AMAZING night. Will have to link some of these amazing songs for you all to hear later. Feel free to laugh, we certainly did!
#21 Nov 27 2013 at 2:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Our November Writing Contest is almost here. Our last entries need to be in by tonight, and voting will commence tomorrow! Best of luck to all writers!
#22 Dec 05 2013 at 6:32 AM Rating: Decent
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Congratulations to Telana, Aravail, and Zedwas!

Telana has taken over the reins from Orig as our new High Elder! He was one of the founding members of this community, and has done magnificent things for our guild. Thank you Telana and congratulations once more!

Aravail was chosen as our new Elder Council member! He is the prolific and eloquent writer we all know and adore! His love for spreadsheets knows no bounds. He is sure to do more in this new position of leadership!
#23 Dec 08 2013 at 4:59 PM Rating: Decent
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After a holiday Hiatus i'm back and have a rather large post to share with everyone here!

Our various recruitment teams for the different divisions got together and came up with the concept of a community spotlight. It's a brief discussion with a member from one of our divisions, and a way to help people in our community and here on these sights to get to know our various members.

The first one up just happened to be us in FF XIV, and it's our Division Commander Beljora, though you might know him in games as Agrias Oaks. We'll be rotating divisions each week, so you'll also get to know some of our other members you might not see in game.

Here it is, hope you enjoy!

1. What is your forum name? You're real name too if your comfortable sharing it!

Forum name: Beljora
Real Name: Koby

2. What game(s) do you play with the Remnants of Hope, and who is your main character in the game(s)?

So far I've played GW2 (Hlifhildr) and FFXIV (Agrias Oaks). I've been recently eyeing SW:ToR since that starfighter update...

3. How did you end up with the Remnants of Hope?

Aidyn, Dahkeus, and Applegate invited me... and then pretty much texted me every day 'til I finished the requirements, lol. Glad they did that though.

4. What is your favorite in-game memory from your time in the community?

Probably various memories RPing in FFXIV so far.... I remember in a recent RP event Theodinn Ravenshield was tossing people potions to heal their wounds during a huge battle. At the end of the battle our NPC captain was stabbed through the chest by the Kobold Chief and fell dead on the ground... Most of our characters were shocked and on the verge of tears and Theo is like "Did you try a potion?" "Here, I have this potion, give it to him." and Xha'li grabs him and is like "HE'S DEAD!!" It made me laugh out loud so hard, though I know it was emotional in-character.

5. What about your favorite memory from the time we spend outside the games?

Has to be when I wrote the proposal for the FFXIV division. Tension was high because a lot of people had very legitimate concerns for adding a new division, and they didn't mind expressing them to me. I decided I would still fight hard for this new division, because I knew my time on GW2 was pretty much done, and I would have to leave the guild due to inactivity unless I could get a FFXIV division instituted.

6. Is it Pot-A-toe or Pot-a-toe?

Potatoe. Obviously. (Xha'li here: CHEATER!!!)

7. What object would you say you simply could not live without and why?

PC/tablet/smartphone/car are too unoriginal and boring, right...? Excepting those obvious things... I bought a water-pick for cleaning between my teeth sometime back. It's the kind of thing that seems like a complete gimmick, but it's so **** good at cleaning around a permanent brace on the back of my teeth. I dunno how I ever got on without it.

8. Favorite TV show and why?

Game of Thrones (I'm sorry Firefly, it was close). There's just so many angles to this show, so much to discuss and think about: motivations, relationships, politics... and I feel like I understand it more every single time I watch it, so I certainly get my money's worth for blu-rays. I didn't start reading the book series until I became a fan of the show, so I've only read the first two books 'cause I don't want to ruin season 4 myself. I know, I can't call myself a true fan now, but, hey, I only ever said I was a fan of the show.

9. Zombie Pirates or Space Ninjas and why?

Close call.... but... I ultimately have to go with Space Ninjas. Sure, zombie pirates are great, but there's only so many unique stories you can create before roaming the high seas eating brains will eventually wear thin. Space Ninjas however have infinite planets they can travel to and they can change the course of galactic warfare in an instance. The Weabiles have captured the Emperor of Reycon and are forcing him to sign a treaty that will end hostilities in the gamma section for a millennium!? Oh, ****, space shuriken through the heart!

10. If you could be any mythical creature or monster what would it be and why?

Hm, probably a Phoenix. They drew a good hand from the mythical creature deck. Immortal andawesome-looking.

11. Favorite Book or series and why?

I read a lot of non-fiction economic and science books, some of which would probably qualify as my favorites........ but I wont bore you with those.

I've read Mark Twain's Joan of Arc several times. It's a pretty easy read like you'd expect of Twain, but, unexpectedly, it has a very serious tone (a small witty phrase here and there, but never overly sardonic like most of his books). It's a story of a (real-life) illiterate 17 year old girl from a 1-horse town at the edge of France who manages to become the Commander and Chief of France (yes, while still 17) and restores most of France to Charles VII from absolutely nothing (a treaty had literally declared absolute surrender, handing France over to the English on Charles VI's death). She is captured by the English about 2 years later, tortured into admitting that it is sin to wear men's clothing and subsequently burned alive. Twain takes liberties, but most of the dialogue after her capture is taken verbatim from court transcripts. It blows my mind every time I try to fathom that it's based on true events.

12. You get together with some members from RoH in real life, what do you do?

I actually DID get together with some RoH members (Applegate, Azerial, and Kain) in real life not that long ago. We went to the Renaissance (thank you, spellcheck) faire. We watched a few shows, Azerial and Kain bought some pretty awesome outfits (though... how many times do you really get to use them...), I nearly froze to death because I didn't know it was 40 degrees out when I left (It's Texas... and it was like 75 two days before), but it was a lot of fun!

Also, I've met Aidyn before. We mostly played Super Smash Brothers Melee. Oh, and I went with Applegate, Aidyn and Aidyn's brother to a metalwork festival around here... They seemed pretty disappointed in it if I remember right, but I thought it was pretty interesting myself.

13. Can you dance, and if so what's your favorite dance move?

God no.

14. Favorite song and why?

Oh man, this is, by far, the hardest question... I'm a huge classical music fan and could go on all day about it.

While not technically a 'song' I would say Schuberts Piano Sonata in B flat edges out the win for me.
I once heard it described that the low trill in the left hand represents Schubert's impending death from typhoid fever. The low trill returns frequently and somewhat out of place in the otherwise straightforward but beautiful melody, as if to remind him of its presence. The melody then repeated louder, but this time where you'd expect to hear the low trill you instead hear a defiant series of chords played. Finally, during the development section the low trill and melody mix and give the melody a much darker mood. Granted, we don't actually know what Schubert was thinking with that piece, but that explanation of the trill has stuck with me every time I've listened to it.

Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde comes in a close second
It's been analyzed to death by smarter people than me, so I'll spare you an explanation on that one.
Those and pretty much anything from the Romantic period I'll love, really. Or post-modern.

I'm a big fan of musical theater as well.

And pretty much anything by Ricky Ian Gordon.
I met him once and he was so nice to me despite me being stupidly nervous.

I also like Bluegrass fusion.

I listen to J-Pop to practice my Japanese listening skills.
I became a pretty big fan of Kalafina while listening to various J-Pop artists.
And while the music itself doesn't really blow me away, Nagi Yanagi's voice from Supercell is unreal.
The composer didn't use real human voices in his music until he came across a video of Nagi singing karaoke.

Sorry, feel free to ignore any/all of those.

15. Lastly, and most importantly, what is it about this community you love the most?

I love how varied people's interests and ideas are, but that we can all talk to each other in such a respectful way. Like I wrote in one of the recruitment posts, "It's a rare environment where members can discuss Call of Duty with as much respect to one another as when we discuss AD&D RP." It allows me to be exposed to things I normally wouldn't be, like games or music that aren't my usual genre. I also like that we can argue our various visions for the guild that we all love and put things behind us once official decisions are made. I dunno if it's applications scaring trolls away or what, but I just generally find a higher caliber of people in this guild than I normally come across on the 'net!
#24 Jan 17 2014 at 5:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Hail and well met, friends!

Applicant Ardent Dawn, reporting for duty. I've been a part of this team for a week now and have seen more than enough to know that this is the place that I want to be. This team has been AWESOME in that they are really helpful to new players, friendly, social, PvX (they do it all), and that they are a multi-gaming community. If I want to try GW2, or SW:ToR, or upcoming games -- RoH is likely to have a community to support it. It's never lonely and there even social games for the whole community of all games to enjoy!

As for their FFXIV community, I can proudly say that every day the team is becoming more fleshed out. The RP community is well under way and the PvE team is simply beautiful, as they continue to help the newer players advance and get to where they need to be.

So, all in all, if you're looking for a community-driven place to call home.. look no further!

Forever Yours,
Emelie "Ardent Dawn" Dubois
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#25 Feb 12 2014 at 7:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Hi all,
In game I am Zseh Kheshe, and I am a recently accepted member of the Remnants.

I'm just here to bump the thread, but I also want to give major props to the company I am currently in. The app process may look daunting, but what it does is create an excellent tight knit group. The company itself across all the games we participate in, is full of helpful and great people. So far in FF14, my experience has been nothing short of excellent.

If you maybe are unsure and want to chat or run something with us, please feel free to message me in game via PM or mail, and I would be glad to help you out. I am currently leveling a tank, so if you need one don't hesitate to look me up! I love doing dungeons.

Hope to see you in game!
#26 Mar 04 2014 at 4:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Greetings fellow FFXIVplayers. Just a quick update. Nonofono aka Joek is now the Recruitment Officer for RoH and Skullcrusher is the new PVE officer. Our weekly schedule currently looks like this:

Mon: 5% Exp Bonus

Tue: 5% Exp Bonus. Static Coil Group

Wed: 10% Exp Bonus & Fungeon Day -=- Free Company group dungeon runs

Thu: 5% Exp Bonus

Fri: 10% Crafting & Gathering Bonus. Crafting Day

SAt: 10% Exp Bonus

Sun: 10% Exp Bonus, RP Event or RP Discusson
#27 Mar 17 2014 at 7:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Just an update from our soon to be Free Company Leader.

Greetings Adventurers,

As time passes, our guild continues to flourish with the addition of more content, upgrades, and newer members that make our foundation strong and wonderful to be a part of.

We're now hosting social events such as online cards against humanity, karaoke, and more as we continue to develop this new division in our guild. Another activity we're working on is Project H.O.P.E., where we extend our knowledge and hand of friendship to the community around us to help them further themselves in PvE and RP. More information on that will come as we finish our flier and post it on the forums! So keep an eye out.

If you're interested in joining the guild, visit http://remnantsofhope.com/ or speak to one of our officers in game: Nonofono Colbernoux, Emelie Dubois, or Zseh Kheshe.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Signed,
Emelie "Ardent Dawn" Dubois
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