SOLA 2017 Community Challenge
Some great people in our community (and the High Council) have come up with an idea that we are very excited for. The idea is to pick a single game and have everyone who is currently hopping and floating between games to commit to it, for at least 6 months. The goal is to bring many SOLA members together for fellowship. In picking the game, our focus will be grouping and chat and fun as much as we can. We will try hard not to leave anyone out and foster an encouraging and accepting atmosphere.
The game we have decided on is FFXIV. It is currently our most active chapter, so we like the idea of bolstering its ranks with an influx of new players that are committed to be there for 6 months and help grow and support the community already there. FFXIV can be played on both PC and PS4 with the same sub. There is one expansion so far and 1 more coming the middle of this year. (perfect timing for this idea)
If you are someone that is not involved in one of our current chapters we would ask you prayerfully consider taking part in the challenge. FFXIV requires a purchase and a subscription. (there are great sales on amazon right now) Since we are asking everyone to agree to the 6 months’ length, you can save money by pre-purchasing the whole sub, however you may want to try a free trial before you commit.
We are not doing away with multiple chapters and we are not becoming a “one game guild”. I know this is a great part of SOLA and we will continue to support this. We are showcasing one of our most loved chapters and giving it solid attention and focus for the first half of 2017. We understand that this will have some impact on the other chapters but many of those leads have chimed in and agreed it is a good idea.
We hope you will consider this and that it turns out to be a great experience for all. I really look forward to meeting many of you as we level new classes together in Eorzea!
ps. here is the link to forum thread for any comments :)