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Reika Fujishima / May 10, 2019
Thank you to everyone who has had patience with our big discord update through the evening and early morning. Things are set for now, everyone should be able to see old and new channels alike, as well as pinned messages for the channels that have them, announcement and news channels, and message history for the channels that existed before. Some channels have been renamed, other areas have been re-organized and split up. Voice channels now accompany the Text ones that are in relation per category.

This humungous update features over 80 channels of text and voice that reflects the coming sections and purposes of Azure Infinitum and Azure Infinitum Network's future. More may be added or edited in the future.

We now have Ser Aymeric as our Discord Bot. Our bot can do a handful of amazing things based on simple yet special commands you'll have to memorize if you want to use him to google things, share videos, show your character data, do silly stuff, and much more. You can find all of his commands here: https://seraymeric.com/commands

I hope you all enjoy this big update to our discord, and our friendly new bot. Aymeric will now be supplying new members with supplementary information upon joining Azure, as well as calling out major weekly events an hour or half an hour before hand. I hope you enjoy using our bot to its potential. A level up system has also been installed that will begin to assign you Azure Discord Levels based on your discord activity. These levels can be applied to future rewards, we don't know exactly what to do with them just yet.

If anyone experiences any bugs or cannot see pins, message history, or the 80+ channels on the channel list, please dm me with what you can't see or what you're experiencing.
Also note that channel descriptions have been provided for our text channels, viewable at the top of the window in each one on PC.
Thank you everyone, please enjoy!
Reika Fujishima / Mar 25, 2019


Welcome to our March 2019 Update for the Azure Infinitum community!
Here you'll find a list of dates to remember and things to look forward to.

Firstly, here's a big welcome to all of our newest members and a welcome back to all those who've returned to FFXIV and/or Azure Infinitum!

Coming up:

3/26 - Patch 4.56 goes live adding even Further Hildibrand Adventures, a special new series of beast tribe quests, and the gripping conclusion to the Stormblood main scenario.
3/29 - 24-Man Fridays: Ivalice Trilogy returns to run all 3 Ivalice Raids, continuing weekly until the last week of June 2019.
3/30 - The All New Grand Melee and Duel Tournament takes place starting with grouping for the Grand Melee Feast team tournament, starting at 2p/5e.
4/6 - Azure Infinitum Company Assembly & Meeting: All members and alliance members and any personal guests are welcome to attend our assembly and meeting which will cover recent changes or additions to our community policies or events, announcements of upcoming Azure functions, details about plans that relate to new or old FFXIV content and patches, and information on Azure Optional Services, Social Platforms, and future Azure Infinitum Original Content. Meeting begins at 4p/7e and the log will be recorded for later posting.
4/7 - 5/5 - Spring 2019 Decor Contest for Rooms/Apartments and Private Estates
4/16 - 5/27 - FFXIV/FFXV crossover event in FFXIV: Meet Noctis from FFXV in Eorzea and get new hairstyles, glamour, and even the Regalia, an all new 4-person mount!
5/11 - Azure Infinitum Company Assembly & Meeting for May 2019

Present Azure Infinitum FC Weekly Schedule:

Our Weekly Schedule as of Patch 4.5 is as follows, in order of XIV's server week:

Tuesday: Eureka Weekly Meetup (Pagos-Pyros Focus, all needs welcome)
Wednesday: Wondrous Wednesdays (WT Parties)
Thursday: Treasure Thursdays (Timeworn Gazelleskin Map parties)
Friday: 24-Man Fridays: Ivalice Trilogy
Saturday: Movie Night, Free Day (Leveling buffs, possible wild card events put together by council or members/scouts)
Sunday: Alphascape Loot Finishers if needed
Monday: Monstrous Mondays (Trial Clears/Possible mount farm)

All Official Council-lead Parties Group at 4:30pm PST/7:30pm EST, are first-come first serve, with callouts for open space depending on each party. Thursdays Map Teams Begin Grouping at 3:30pm PST/6:30pm EST and continue callouts for open spots until 6pm PST/9pm EST
Grouping for 24-Man Fridays: Ivalice Trilogy takes place via Private Party Finder Party w/password announcement at 4:30p/7:30e, grouping continues as long as needed.

New Events and Event/Azure Services Updates:

Movie Night - This event is being organized and tested on Saturdays using official Rabb.it streaming services to provide group watching as a fun event for members to join in on via our discord server and is free to attend and see weekly hosted films together with FC mates.

24-Man Fridays: Ivalice Trilogy: The event was changed to 24-Man Fridays: Orbonne Monastery last week due to the timing of the Final Fantasy XIV: Fanfest Tokyo Keynote stream. The event will return to hosting the full Ivalice raid trilogy again from 3/29 onward.

FFXIV:Fanfest Tokyo Stream Watch Party: The event has now officially ended, however the Fanfest discord channel will be left unlocked for discussions for some time. The channel will eventually be locked until the 2020/2021 FFXIV: Fanfest tour.

Letter from the Producer Live Watch Party: Will be included as a new channel on our discord along with another for watching Streams of anything together as a part of a new Streaming section which will also include the present channel for Live Streamers to post their channel information or share when they're going live. These addtions will take place amid part of a larger discord update for Azure Infinitum.

April 2019 Large Discord Update: Major changes are coming to the Azure Infinitum Discord server which will include a multitude of new channels for voice and text. The new additions will be organized in categories that members can hide or open depending on their interests, with better organization of text and voice channels that will be listed together instead of 2 separate lists of voice channels and text channels. These preparations will provide a more extensive use of the Azure Infinitum Discord as well as begin to build the foundations for the coming Azure Infinitum Network in 2020. Expect the update in early April.


Azure Optional Services:
-Our Azure Infinitum Face Book Group is always welcoming more members who would like to connect with our community using their Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/azureinfinitum/ If you put in an app, please make sure to let us know who you are in the FC, and even better, feel free to add your input to our "Who's Who" thread so we know who on Facebook are our members in-game.
-Discord is an insanely useful tool for us, and we'd like to make sure everyone enjoys it. Don't forget to read our discord rules at our Rule Page: http://azureinfinitum.com/pages/rules Remember that your screenshots, jokes, lore stories, favorite music or videos you share, and more, are all eventually buried on discord. Our site: azureinfinitum.com could use a lot more love, posts, threads, and more- and so can our Facebook group. We like seeing your screenshots and more, don't let them dissapear on discord, but by all means continue to share with us where you feel most comfortable.
-In-game we offer an Azure Industry LS for crafters and gatherers from novice to pro, for advice, help, trades, services, and more. Whether you're just getting interested in either crafting or gathering, or want to be connected to Azure Infinitum's large inner-crafting community, just let a Lt. or higher know you're interested in the LS.
-Also in-game is our Azure Hunters LS for ranked Hunts. We need more people calling out/marking Hunts and our Hunters would always appreciate more comrades to join them on Hunts and Hunt Circuits- which seems to be a mostly undiscovered tool of gaining tons of Centurio seals, tomes, gil, and more.

Please remember if anyone has any questions about our events, services, or management of the free company to please approach your Azure Council members or myself anytime with a private message on our discord, an in-game tell, or anywhere you can find us. We work to ensure there is no confusion among our population and that everyone stays on the same page so we can all enjoy the community and see it remains effectively managed.
Reports can also be made to any Scout or higher rank who can make sure the council or myself is informed.










Reika Fujishima / Mar 09, 2019


As mentioned at our recent company meetings, the plans are underway to establish Azure Network.

Azure Network will be a refaced Azure site that will allow for members to:

  • Join Azure Branches in different games
  • Share their own content
  • Play together in more games outside of FFXIV
  • Foster closer bonds and make more friends from different worlds
  • Develop or Shop Official Company Merchandise & Affiliated Licensed Products

and will help Azure Infinitum:

  • Grow beyond Final Fantasy XIV
  • Establish presences in other games
  • Create more opportunities to hold events
  • Allow for projects like podcasts, blogs, streams, videos, screenshots, events, and member content to flourish
  • Expand our empire altogether aka "All Your Base Are Belong To Us".

...while being connected in partnership with Run Around:Network lead by CEO & Founder, Lead Writer, and Industry Journalist Hikaru Kazushime!

On RA:N now is a spectacular feature of none other than Infinitum Master Reika Fujishima's story including some supporting quotes from Kihona Kiot.
Both have remained anonymous for more than 5 years and have decided to sacrifice anonymity with some explanations that all should read here.

From Reika:

"All of you must know that all of our interactions, everything from now and forever has been real to me 100%. In the article linked above, I have confessed the revealing of my anonymity and provided explanation to pull you somewhat into my mindset. 5 years is a long time to maintain such a burden, unable to talk and fully laugh with and enjoy everyone who's come to mean so much to me.
I expected for the victory that is Azure to snowball quite a bit, and exceed some expectations, but now that we have reached this point, it is time I reveal my identity to you all. Please read my post fully at RA:N as you have time. It will mean a lot to me and also Kihona to gain your understandings and support.
If anyone feels that I have lied to them or wishes to message me about things, feel free to do so.
I pray that everything I have done in these years will weigh more than what may seem like a lie.

I love you all truly."


Azure Network launches in 2020. The FC is finishing up Stormblood, Relic Progression, and our Weekly Events series until the launch of Shadowbringers. From that point all plans in place currently and the coming months will lead to a stronger, active environment as we storm 5.0 and end the summer with our 3-day Azure Summer Festival which takes place at the end of August.

Finally,
A decision has been made that The Skyfallen page that displays our most notorious trolls, their charges, and descriptions of their actions will be removed and kept as a private list for admins of the community only.


Reika Fujishima / Feb 07, 2019
Good day everyone this is your early February 2019 update following our January Free Company Assembly & Meeting. Here you'll find a small summary of what was announced in January if you haven't read the meeting logs at azureinfinitum.com. You will also find further developments listed here, and information good for all members to know!
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Our Weekly Schedule as of Patch 4.5 is as follows, in order of XIV's server week:

Tuesday: Eureka Weekly Meetup (Pagos-Pyros Focus)
Wednesday: Wondrous Wednesdays (WT Parties)
Thursday: Treasure Thursdays (Timeworn Gazelleskin Map parties)
Friday: 24-Man Fridays: Ivalice Trilogy
Saturday: Free (Leveling buffs, possible wild card events put together by council or members/scouts)
Sunday: Alphascape Loot Finishers
Monday: Monstrous Mondays (Trial Clears/Possible mount farm)

All Official Council-lead Parties Group at 4:30pm PST/7:30pm EST, are first-come first serve, with callouts for open space depending on each party. Thursdays Map Teams Begin Grouping at 3:30pm PST/6:30pm EST and continue callouts for open spots until 6pm PST/9pm EST
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Eureka

-Eureka Hydatos is the final installment of Stormblood's relic branch, and the end of the Eureka storyline which is recommend to experience. Find out what happened to the Isle of Val, along with many throwbacks to FFV lore and challenges awaiting those who would take on the Forbidden Land. In Hydatos, after completing the Eureka storyline, an absurdly strong creature known as Absolute Justice awaits only the bravest souls willing to take on King Galuf Baldesion's Arsenal (the building in the center of Eureka).
Azure Infinitum began a plan to collect as many relics together as possible starting with our hugely successful Eureka Anemos Expeditions beginning in Spring of 2018. Since then, few parties have gathered for Eureka Pagos, and fewer for Pyros.
Heed my words that Eureka has gotten more manageable and will pay off for those who endure. Azure Council leaders, scouts, and fellow company mates can help you learn what you need or share strategies with you if you're feeling lost in Eureka, and many know just what to do to make it go much more smoothly.

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Bugs
-The FC Menu Bug is still preventing us from adequately managing the FC Roster, discharges will be on hold for members away longer than 2 weeks until it is fixed. I personally reported it and await the next maintenance to see what they'll do.
-The Map Portal Bug mentioned at the meeting hasn't been reported to the Azure Council by any Azure members, so Treasure Thursdays will continue as scheduled.

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Azure Day Weekend February 2019
-Azure Day is coming on the 24th and the 25th of this month. It is our quarterly holiday weekend where we celebrate the FC by playing social games, hosting contests, doing giveaways, and a series of back to back events that last roughly 22 hours spread across 2 days.
-The Official Azure Day Weekend February 2019 Program Guide will be up on azureinfinitum.com forums the week of Azure Day Weekend.
-The All-New Grand Melee and Duel Tournament that was announced at the January Azure Infintum Company Assembly & Meeting to take place on the 16th and 17th of February, has been rescheduled to take place in March, and will not occur at the end of next week. This decision comes from the need for more advertising and time to further flesh out the all new tournament event that will kickoff the new Azure Infinitum PVP that is being designed.

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Announcements
-The next Azure Infinitum Company Assembly & Meeting is scheduled for February 16th at 4:00pm PST/7:00pm EST
-The Secret Valentiones event is presently in the shipping phase as all who entered are in the process now of mailing each other's Secret Valentione's gifts.
-Scout Applications are being designed to present a better, more streamlined way to joining Azure Infinitum's Official Support rank. When finished, they will be announced and the form will be posted in the Announcements forum.
-The Infinitum Insider has been post-poned for Winter 2019 due to time constraints. All submitted content from members is still stored for the next issue which is in the works for early Spring.
-Azure Members gathered together last weekend between being in-game and together on discord for an unnofficial EU FanFest watch party, despite the NA FanFest being celebrated together officially with prizes and giveaways. Hearing feedback from some members, we have decided to host another unnofficial watch party for the Japanese FanFest stream.
-Crafted Grade III FC Buffs are being stored while our weekly buff schedule remains the same using all basic Grade II buffs. Grade III battle experience buffs are being collected until we have 2 month's worth to activate everyday for the first 60 days of Shadowbringers. This will help massively propel our free company member's levels to 80 faster than anywhere else, and will greatly assist those leveling the new Gunbreaker and currently unannounced new class/es.
-Ranked members (Scouts and up) who have gone MIA for longer than 120 days without communicating with the Azure Council in some way, will be auto-assigned to a Member rank upon returning to the FC until an official request for rank reinstatement is given and then approved by FC Master. Scouts who go MIA for 60 days without contact who return will be on a month of rank probation if returning a second time, 120 days probation and so forth. We want to ensure that those who join our Official Support Team known as the Scouts, that they are serious about being active players, many could be future leaders. Good communication is required.
-The Message Book item at the entrance of our FC Hall (Infinitum Hall) has been archived for uploading on azureinfinitum.com. Help us fill it back up again with jokes, kind words about your free company, words of appreciation for others, and nice things! Folks who read our message book can get a glimpse of how much harmony we share together here, and is a testament to our activity together.
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Optional Services
-Our Azure Infinitum Face Book Group is always welcoming more members who would like to connect with our community using their Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/azureinfinitum/ If you put in an app, please make sure to let us know who you are in the FC, and even better, feel free to add your input to our "Who's Who" thread so we know who on Facebook are our members in-game.
-Discord is an insanely useful tool for us, and we'd like to make sure everyone enjoys it. Don't forget to read our discord rules at our Rule Page: http://azureinfinitum.com/pages/rules Remember that your screenshots, jokes, lore stories, favorite music or videos you share, and more, are all eventually buried on discord. Our site: azureinfinitum.com could use a lot more love, posts, threads, and more- and so can our Facebook group. We like seeing your screenshots and more, don't let them dissapear on discord, but by all means continue to share with us where you feel most comfortable.
-In-game we offer an Azure Industry LS for crafters and gatherers from novice to pro, for advice, help, trades, services, and more. Whether you're just getting interested in either crafting or gathering, or want to be connected to Azure Infinitum's large inner-crafting community, just let a Lt. or higher know you're interested in the LS.
-Also in-game is our Azure Hunters LS for ranked Hunts. We need more people calling out/marking Hunts and our Hunters would always appreciate more comrades to join them on Hunts and Hunt Circuits- which seems to be a mostly undiscovered tool of gaining tons of Centurio seals, tomes, gil, and more.

Please join us if you can on February 16th at 4:00pm PST/7:00pm EST at our top floor at our FC Hall for our next Azure Infinitum Company Assembly & Meeting where we'll be making more announcements, releasing more information about Azure Day Weekend February 2019, and more Azure Infinitum events, additions, and future surprises to look forward to. If you can't make it online, an official summary will be posted later on, just keep in mind that our biggest news comes from our meetings first!

Don't forget to keep an eye on this channel!
Have a good week everyone, thank you for reading, and Happy Valentione's Day 2019~!
-Infinitum Master Reika Fujishima








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