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  • About Free Companies

    A community to play together with friends on the same World.

    Free companies are player-run organizations which allow their members to pool resources, be it items or gil, to accomplish feats that would be difficult or impossible for a single individual.
    The benefits of joining a free company include a dedicated chat channel for all members, the ability to purchase an estate to serve as the group's base of operations, and the use of free company actions that grant bonuses such as increased experience points.
    No two free companies share the same goals and motivations, so be sure to choose the free company that's right for you.

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    A dedicated chat channel for players who share a common aim.

    Linkshells and cross-world linkshells are chat groups which allow for quick and easy communication between players who are not necessarily in a party or free company. Unlike free companies, players are able to join multiple linkshells, making it possible to join different communities dedicated to various aspects of the game.

    Linkshells: allow communication with any players on the same World.
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    A team dedicated to enjoying PvP duties.

    PvP teams allow players to participate in team-specific ranked matches in the Feast. Team ratings are given based on performance in the Feast, with top-ranking PvP teams receiving special rewards, and the chance to participate in larger PvP events.
    Teamwork is key, so be sure to find a team with whom you're confident you can hone your skills together.

    PvP duties: allow players to compete against one another in unique instanced arenas.
Free Company

Recruiting EorzeanDefenseSystem Members

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Details

Active Hours
Weekdays
20:00 2:00
Weekends
12:00 2:00
Active Members

30

Data Center

Primal

Home World

Hyperion

Recruiting

10

#Less is More
#Work-life Balance
#Player Events
#High-end Duties
#Casual/Laid-back
Hello, and welcome to our recruitment page! Finally, a comprehensive way to look for like-minded people via Lodestone!

About Us
EorzeanDefenseSystem (EDS) was founded on 11/12/13, though several of us have been playing since 1.x. Many of us are also former FFXI players, and as a result, we are very focused on community! We have always considered ourselves a small/medium FC. This is intentional, as we seek to find that precious sweet spot between having enough people to reasonably accomplish our goals as a group and ensuring most members know each other and no one remains a stranger for long. Our members range from veterans pursuing the Ultimate/Savage fights to new players still finding their footing as they explore the whole of Eorzea for the very first time.

Emphasis on Community & Teamwork
This is probably the most defining feature of our FC. While individual pursuits and playtime will understandably vary from player to player, we ultimately seek people who have a mind to work together toward common goals. These goals could be as simple as doing maps or Duty roulettes, exploring Eureka/Bozja together, clearing the latest Extremes, or just FATE farming. Some people in the FC do raid, with some preferring statics and some using PF. A lot of us really enjoy helping each other out, and we will frequently organize events on our Discord server for anyone who wants to tag along, regardless of experience with that content. First clears will be prioritized over farms. Attending events is not required (nor should you feel pressured to join if you'd rather do something else). However, we are looking for the type of people who actively want to help others on a regular basis, even when there's nothing in it for them... because, in doing so, we will all improve as a team.

We Support Each Other
The FC chest remains stocked with food, pots and other items one might need to enjoy the more difficult content in the game. We attained Rank 30 not long after it was added by simply working together and utilizing the best methods available to us (GC turn ins for anyone curious/wanting to achieve the same). We use a community Discord to post information, chat and organize events. In addition, we have a large Google spreadsheet to keep track of certain information that might be of interest, such as what Extreme/Savage mounts people have acquired and still need. In recent months, we were working on gathering/crafting items for submarine upgrades.

Helping & Learning
Naturally, some players are more experienced than others when it comes to more difficult content. If you are new to a fight, we'll do our best to not only help you learn the fight, but also optimize your specific job (if you ask for that kind of assistance). You will never be shamed for your performance. If you are an experienced player, please be patient with newer players as they learn. Remember: the more members we bring up to speed, the stronger we will be as a whole, the easier farms will become, and the more efficient we will be at fulfilling our goals.

We are a Mature FC
While the majority of our FC members are in their 30s or late 20s, I do not believe maturity is necessarily defined by age. In our case, a "mature" player could be defined as a patient, calm person who won't become overly aggressive/rude when facing a difficult obstacle in this game. It is incredibly important that, no matter how stressful something might seem, we never lose sight of the respect we should hold for each other as fellow human beings. You don't need to love spending time with everyone in the FC, but you do need to learn how to work together with people you may not typically spend time with in your everyday life. Similarly, we'd hope you would treat strangers with the same respect you'd show us.

Beyond the Game
Most FC members live in the United States, with a large portion residing on the East Coast. As a result, our most active times are during evenings and weekends. Scheduled events will usually occur in the evening, but anyone is welcome to throw groups together at any time. As we have been in existence since 2013, many of us have met each other in person over the years. We even attended a RL FC wedding a few years back! Before the 2020 Fan Fest was (sadly) canceled, we had plans to attend as a large group together. We even had custom t-shirts made for the occasion, complete with commissioned artwork for the front (what you see as our main image above, created by @floatyskye on Twitter) and character name/job icon on the back. Side note: Many of our members are part of the LGBTQ+ community in some way. Although I wouldn't say this is a "defining" characteristic of our FC, you should know this and be comfortable with it if you are interested in joining.

Please send me a /t ingame if you would like to chat! I'm interested in hearing what you are looking for in an FC, and if you think we might be a good fit.

Group Profile

Formed

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Active Members

61

Rank

30

Primary language

English

Address

Plot 11, 6 Ward, The Lavender Beds (Medium)

Estate Profile

Beyond Cuddledome

Contact

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Recruiter Profile

Community Member

Ryuko KanzeonHyperion (Primal)

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My ingame name has been Ryuko Kanzeon since the launch of 1.0. I began on Melmond, which merged with Aegis, and then I chose to transfer to Hyperion when Aegis was designated to a JP datacenter at the start of ARR. This FC was founded shortly after the Binding Coil of Bahamut was released, partially as a haven for static members, and partially as a shared vision for a tightknit community. Truthfully, our FC is happy with the numbers we currently have, but we'd never turn away someone interested in joining what we are continuing to build. As for me... I am a raider, but I also enjoy PvP and any content that allows people to improve as both individual players and as a collective team. I'm currently working on UCoB progression, but I'm also interested in joining a PvP static. I stream on Twitch, as do some other members of the FC.

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Sigrun DrakspearHyperion (Primal)

Hey there! My friend and I are looking for a Free Company that will help us grow as players in both skill level and knowledge of the game! We both joined in April and have a few classes at 80 each. We’re both super friendly and really looking for a community like the one you’ve described here; if there’s a good way to reach out to you other than /tells in game let me know! I’d love to discuss our goals and see if we’d be a good fit <3

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