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29 December 2012 @ 05:58 pm
[sticky post] Sticky: FF LAND FAQ  
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Overview
This community is a mix of a stamping game and a team challenge community, in the format of westerosorting and its parents, comms such as hogwarts_elite.

To start, join & watch ff_land and ff_classchange. Then fill out and submit an application at ff_classchange. If you want more info, that community has help posts for applying as well as stamping.

But that's only the beginning! From then on you'll be able to participate in various games and contests, as well as post your fanworks for points. The point of this community is basically:

1. Have fun in various contests.
2. Meet fellow Final Fantasy fans, make friends, be FF geeks together, etc.
3. Produce and share awesome fanworks (fanart, fanfiction, icons/graphics, etc.)

We do not have an activity requirement here, but it is recommended that even if you don't have the time to participate in challenges, you at least comment on others' posts every so often, cheer on your team, etc.


Communities

ff_land: This is the main community. Membership is open, and here mods will post any announcements (e.g. point updates, rule changes, reminders, etc.) related to Final Fantasy Land.
ff_classchange: This is the stamping community. Go here as a first step to get assigned to a team. Other than these first two communities, all other communities are CLOSED and you will need to be stamped to be invited to them.
judge_magisters: This is the community for FF Land's mod team. Here is where the mods coordinate and plan activities.

ACTIVITY COMMS:
airship_lounge: A social community where you can interact with all members of FF Land. Posts should be general interest. You may post promos, within reason. Reminders are also posted here twice weekly for ease of checking activities going on in all communities. To subscribe to the mailing list for reminders, follow these instructions
ultima_arena: This is the community where contests and challenges will be regularly posted. Entries to these challenges will be screened and then voted on. Winners of these contests will earn a large amount of points for their team.
moogle_workshop: A place where you can post fanworks (icons, art, fic, vids, etc.) at any time for a small amount of points.
ff_minigames: A place for random games and activities, which give out points as well.
ff_eventsquare: A comm for special events, which are all open to the public.

TEAM COMMS
There are six team communities where members can socialize with their team, cheer each other on, plan team strategy, etc. Only people who have been stamped with a class can view that team comm's entries.
mythril_swords: Team comm for Soldiers
curaga_casters: Team comm for White Mages
firaga_casters: Team comm for Black Mages
gil_stealers: Team comm for Thieves
raging_fists: Team comm for Monks
heavenly_lances: Team comm for Dragoons


Mod Team
Main Mods: lightofeilia, sunflower_mynah, xinnk, the_404_error, toffeethesnob
Stamping Mod: the_404_error

Social Mods: sunflower_mynah & sai_salamander, toffeethesnob
Contests Mods: lightofeilia & xinnk
Fanworks Mods: sunflower_mynah, breyzyyin (Yin), & toffeethesnob
Minigames Mods: the_404_error, toffeethesnob & lightofeilia

Go here to learn more about mod positions.

Earning Points
How to earn points in this community:
• Sorting people at ff_classchange
• Participating in activities at ff_minigames and contests at ultima_arena
• Posting fanworks in moogle_workshop
• Referring people to the comm

Here's a detailed guide by community of how to earn points and how many points you can earn:

ff_classchange
• Stamping an app = 10 points
• Getting mentioned as a referrer in an app = 60 points

ultima_arena
• Voting in visual contests or contests that require minimal reading = 5 points
• Voting in fiction and essay contests (contests that require a significant amount of reading) = 10 points
• Voting in long fiction contests (requiring 10K+ words of reading) = 15 points
• Making banners = 10 points per banner
• Submitting a contest entry = a small amount of participation points; refer to specific challenge post
• Winning = a large amount of points; refer to specific challenge post

moogle_workshop
• A detailed write-up can be found here. Generally, any creation that is yours and has not been posted to other places prior to you joining ff_land will be awarded points.

ff_minigames
• See specific activity post; it varies from activity to activity

Activity Requirement
Here at ff_land we do not have an activity requirement. We won't cut you from your team if you don't participate in anything for X weeks. That said, we do have an expectation that you will give our activities a try when you join, and that you be active where possible. Any of the following counts as "being active":

• Doing anything that earns points for your team (see above)
• Participating in discussions in airship_lounge, interacting with other members
• Earning at least 300 gil per game
• Commenting on fanworks

If you do at least one of the above, you will be considered an active member here. :)


Alliances
Alliances are a system that may go into effect during games. Under this system, the six teams of ff_land are paired up into alliances and the teams in each alliance work together to get the most points. The team comms themselves are also "combined" by making each team non-posting members of the other team. New members will be sent out invitations to both their home team comm and their allied team comm. Alliances change each game, and whether we do alliances is determined by member vote.

The alliances for Game 5 are: [Black Mages + Thieves] vs [White Mages + Soldiers + Dragoons + Monks].

Gil System
The gil system was started in Game 2 and was created as a way to reward people individually for being active and participating, even in not-for-points ways. The gil system also helps us to keep track of active members and inactive members.

Under this system, you earn gil by participating in minigames, contests, and discussions, or by posting or commenting on fanworks. That gil can then be spent in various ways such as at the Fanworks Bazaar where you request fanworks from fellow members, or for making a moogle_workshop-wide request. People get bonus points for filling requests made this way.

Gil is entirely separate from game points. It's something that belongs to each member individually and can be spent/depleted, unlike game points.

You earn gil in the following ways:

• 100 gil for sorting an app
• 100 gil for participating in an ff_minigames activity
• 100 gil for participating in an ultima_arena contest (either by voting or entering)
• 100 gil for making banners for a UA contest
• 100 gil for posting or commenting on fanworks in MWS (up to 200 gil per week)
• 100 gil for posting or commenting in AL (up to 300 gil per week)
• You also earn 10% of the purchase price for filling a request someone asked of you. This is handled slightly differently with MWS-wide requests.


Tag Banners
Tag banners (also called sigtags, sigs, etc.) are a small image people sometimes put at the bottom of their comments to identify who they are and what team they belong to. You can make your own tag banner at any point in the game, or ask someone to make one for you, but keep these guidelines in mind:

Tag banners have a max height of 200 pixels. Please do NOT go over this height because it means people have to do more scrolling. The max width is 350 pixels, although this is more flexible. If your tag banner is wider than 350 px but significantly less tall than 200 px, most likely no one will notice/mind. Be reasonable with your tag banner sizes. (Tag banners with smaller dimensions than 350x200 are of course allowed.)

Tag banners must include (1) your name or username, and (2) your team. Your team must be legible so as to help mods quickly see what team you're on for giving points and such.

You can use any image you like for your banner. The image doesn't have to be of a character from the class you've been sorted into. They don't even have to be Final Fantasy-related at all. Just be sure that you put your team on the banner, though, to avoid confusion!

Tag banners can be used in any place that asks for you to include your team name as a replacement for writing your team (voting on applications, minigame and contest activities, etc.). Some mods will award a bonus point for using tag banners at their discretion. If so, it'll be stated in the post.


Restamping
For those who feel strongly that they were put on a team they don't associate with / cannot be enthusiastic about, there will be a chance to restamp but only between games, and only with a special restamping app.

When the restamping app is posted, you can fill it out and either post it to the comm directly or email it to finalfantasylandmod@gmail.com for it to be posted anonymously.

Votes on restamping apps do NOT get points, since restamping is a between-game activity. Voting does get you gil, though.


Complaints, Issues, Etc.
If you have a complaint, an issue, or see a way for this community to be improved, let us know at this post.