What is a Free Company?
Free companies are adventurer-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.
To form a free company, a player must first submit a free company petition after acquiring signatures from three other players. The player who submits the petition will become master of the free company, and can invite additional players to join.
Upon forming a free company, members will be granted access to a company chest, which can be used to store items and gear to be shared with all members. Furthermore, by increasing your free company's rank, you can create a company crest, as well as use a number of company actions to the benefit of your members.
Free companies will also be allowed to purchase estates upon which to establish headquarters. They can also participate in a number of events such as large-scale player-versus-player combat.
( via the official Lodestone description: [Link] )
This is a guild for fans of both Final Fantasy XIV & giantbomb.com located on the Ultros server of Final Fantasy XIV's Primal data center.
As of now, there's no real prerequisites to join other than owning the game (and not acting like a jackass of course). Getting through content with us will be more laid back, so don't worry about taking things too seriously for right now. This is intended to be a laid-back communal guild focused more on casual play and aiding people looking to take their time whilst cruising through the game.
I repeat, If your enjoyment in a guild is very much contingent on min-maxing highly regimented endgame runs, then you're probably going to want to look for another Free Company (at least for right now). We're not that kind of guild.
The Company does have a hard limit of 512 members (though we rarely ever use our linkshell anymore, but it's there for people who want one if they're in another company or whatnot) If you're ready to be invited just, sign up at Guildwork.com, link your character up (directions on how to are there as well), and then head over to the recruitment page (Note: you can also look around for any member with a «GBomb» tag by their name in the game and they will invite you). As of 2/20/2014, you can now directly submit an application to join in-game by finding any member of the Company, right clicking them to view the Company Profile then selecting "Submit Application". Another method that doesn't involve having to wait for an online member to invite you is detailed in this thread. Right now, invites are open to all concerning the Free Company, but if we start nearing the member cap we will begin prioritizing reserved spots for Giant Bomb members exclusively. Until then, everybody is welcome. Invite your mom, invite your dog, and we'll welcome them all with open arms.
Currently, we're allied with: The Maelstrom Grand Company
At the heart of the Thalassocratic Navy lies the Lominsan Armada, composed of nine independent squadrons, the First through the Ninth. The Maelstrom is an extension of the First Squadron, expanding its role as armada flagship and granting it power to administer not only the remaining eight squadrons, but the various merchant fleets that navigate the seas off Vylbrand.
With the reestablishment of the Maelstrom, the admiral has also begun the move to invoke ancient maritime law, by which she would promote herself to Chief Admiral, effectively expanding her authority to cover not only state and military dealings, but grant her the power to directly command all ships in Lominsan waters, and freely punish any who disobey. Needless to say, the city-state's pirates are not about to take this encroachment on their freedom without a fight.
Till Sea Swallows All.
Giant Bomb Guildwork Page
Giant Bomb Free Company Lodestone Page
Here you can access the member list, the company profile, our company warchest, our Lodestone forums, and our relatively recent member activity (the Lodestone has been slow to update with the hectic launch, so somtimes my updates here beat theirs).
- Company Profile: [Click Here]
- Member List: [Click Here]
- Company Chest: [Click Here]
- Recent Activity: [Click Here]
- Lodestone Forums for Giant Bomb Free Company: [Click Here]
Giant Company News
All future news will be posted to our Guildwork page and in-game Company Board.
New characters "fresh start" server. This is were I'm focusing the brunt of my time since most people just want to start on a brand new server.