As summer has come to a close and fall arrived, the downward spiral of activity in the Free Company has continued. The officer team has been unable to meet our recruitment goals, and for every step forward we make, ultimately two steps back is the persistent response.
Leo and I are so very tired. We are burnt out. There have been numerous discussions in our house about canceling FFXIV subscriptions. We are looking at a complete rebuild of the roster, meaning the officers would be spending the majority of our play time on recruitment and retention efforts for new members, and very little time RPing with the rest of you / having fun.
A project of that time commitment is one that none of the three of us have the time to dedicate to. We have real-life responsibilities, jobs, and obligations to meet. The game is something that should be fun, relaxing time for us. Spending the equivalent of a part-time job in a rebuilding project is not fun, therefore we will not be doing it.
We also are not intending to hang around in a dead Free Company and would not ask any of you to do the same. This announcement is serving as notice that Leonar, myself, Kay, Lahn and Zakrin will be applying to other Free Companies and leaving Ironsong. Some of the five of us may be gone by the end of the week.
The Company House will be kept and be converted into an open RP space. The leading concept at this time is to turn it into a bed and breakfast space that will be a place for the server to use. The alternate idea is a safe house in Thanalan somewhere.
We will be using the soon to be former Ironsong as an alt FC. Effective immediately there are no officers / mods / etc. Actions will no longer be purchased after this last round of them runs out
The gil in the bank will be split between the remaining 8 people. According to Leo’s calculations, the roughly 2,115,000 gil will be split giving each member approximately 264,000 gil. The remaining items in tabs 1 and 2 are free for each member to take as they wish.
Perne and Zelle have requested the name be returned to them, Leo and I will be doing so at the earliest request. The website will also be transferred back over to the two of them as well.
The following members are eligible for refunds on purchased rooms: Elviane Lefebvre and Tristram Greythorne. Please see Ethie or Leo if you choose to go this route.
We have enjoyed the time spent in Ironsong with all of you. Unfortunately, the Free Company never became what it was hoped to be. We wish you all the best of luck wherever you end up and hope our paths cross again in the future. Thank you for all the fun and the great memories!