Modernization: A player-run nightclub in Final Fantasy 14 has removed billboards in Texas to announce an upcoming in-game event after a backlash from the wider community.
A moderator Rain explains on Discord that the decision was made out of “respect,” and that the team’s intention “wasn’t [to] Other communities are worried but to spread the RP event to more audiences who might be interested in joining, that would ignore normal unsolicited ads and that’s normal.”
Talking to News.com.au (Opens in a new tab)The team further clarified that no one has been banned, nor have they heard from Square Enix at the time of writing.
Pictures of the billboards spread quickly on social media earlier this week, raising concerns about apparent violations of their terms of service. Not only is the Final Fantasy 14 logo included, but one of the characters is wearing what appears to be a set costume from an upcoming event, and has a hairstyle that you can only achieve with mods. In addition, players have found that Rain offers an exciting role-playing game, which, while not uncommon in Final Fantasy 14, is not clearly advertised on the bulletin board.
While Square Enix usually allows ERP as long as it is private and approved (Opens in a new tab)Producer Naoki Yoshida warned players about it Modify their personalities or data mining information (Opens in a new tab). While some sections of the community weren’t a fan of the billboard trick, others worried that it could lead to the developer cracking down on more mods. As it stands, players typically use mods to alter the appearance of their character – whether it’s wearing a certain hairstyle or custom clothing.
Original story: Final Fantasy 14 players go to great lengths to promote their in-game parties, with some going as far as using realistic billboards.
As noted in Twitter (Opens in a new tab)and covers it news.com.au (Opens in a new tab)A number of billboards across the United States are currently announcing an in-game party for fellow Final Fantasy 14 players that is scheduled to take place on July 9. The billboards are located in Austin and Houston, Texas, and are likely to go live today in other locations such as California. All ads are organized and paid for by the owners of the virtual nightclub Rain.
Twitter user @AbyssalFel shared a photo of one of these billboards who also said, “On July 9, 9PM EST, Rain Night Club will be having a beach party!! It’s our biggest night yet, and my character Akiva Balthazar will be Hype Host! Retweet this Spread the word, please!! We have a live Billboard!!” The billboards feature the phrase: “Rain nightclub presents Summer bash” with event date and Discord server details for those who wish to attend.
according to Answer (Opens in a new tab) To @AbyssalFel’s tweet, the billboards didn’t actually cost much to rent, which means they were totally worth it to showcase this particular party and Final Fantasy 14 nightclub now. Although it’s possible that only Final Fantasy 14 players will get the gist of the ad.
If you didn’t know, the nightclubs in Final Fantasy 14 are the real deal. They are often run by specific players or groups of players, and clubs usually have other players working for them such as bartenders, dancers, and DJs in exchange for in-game currency. So even though it only takes place in the universe of Final Fantasy 14, there is a lot of work that goes into making it work, hence the importance of billboards.
in another place, Final Fantasy 14 players set up a human siege To block access to the infamous role-playing server – yes, the same server that Billboard’s house relies on.
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