Balmung is the first NA Final Fantasy XIV server to fully rebuild the New Nest

    
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It took a while, but it’s done now. The first North American server to complete the restoration of Ishgard in Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.21 is Balmung on the Crystal datacenter as of 11:04 p.m. EDT on May 4th, beating out its next-closest rival Gilgamesh on the Aether datacenter. This comes after the first Japanese server and numerous other servers in FFXIV’s nation of origin had completed the crafting task, with the EU datacenters still nearing the finish line (the current lead belongs to Cerberus on the Chaos datacenter).

For those unfamiliar with the game’s servers, Balmung is the original unofficial roleplaying server in FFXIV, with Mateus (on the same datacenter) seen as the secondary such site. Gilgamesh, meanwhile, is the center of the game’s progression raiding community and easily the other biggest server in the game.

It’s worth noting that the prize for completing this task is the completion itself; it changes the music in the Firmament and adds a few additional sidequests, but all of the turn-in content remains in place and unchanged. So if you’ve been working toward the scrips needed for a mount, this won’t stop you; it just means that you’ll be contributing to a finished project instead of watching the project bar tick upward. That’s all right.

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Sorenthaz

Not surprised. For some reason there’s some sort of link between RP and diehard crafters.

That or Balmung is just one of the most overloaded servers population-wise.

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ihatevnecks

Both. Balmung’s population was neck and neck with Gilgamesh’s since launch, which is why they they were separated during the DC splits.

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Random MMO fan

I’m surprised it is Balmung, I thought people there are too busy hanging out in Ul’dah or housing area so they could type stuff like:

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Carlo Lacsina

*Phew* That’s saucy.

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Bereman

I mean, gotta have something to type out and edit when letting those crafting macros complete, right?

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Sorenthaz

Oh. Guess XIV actually has a good amount of room for text that you can put out in one go.

I still personally find it difficult to even attempt to get into MMO RP when a majority of MMORPGs are not built with RP in mind and it’s more of an afterthought/community product than anything.

Not to mention making a lore-accurate name for certain races in FFXIV is headache-inducing and makes you wonder what they were smoking. “Oh yeah… Roegadyns… just uh… run your face over a keyboard and make it work.”

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GreatOogly

A bit late for a reply, but I’ll put in the Roegadyn language for those who have trouble with it:

http://chrysaliswiki.com/encyclopedia:roegadyn-language

https://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/63112-Race-Naming-Conventions

They made separate posts for the more recent races.

Essentially, you put two words together for the forename, and two together for the surname to form a rough meaning or sentence. Then add syn or wyn to the end of the surname depending if they are male or female.

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Danny Smith

Of course its Balmeme. Who else could it have been?

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Greaterdivinity

Man, RPers beating out a bunch of hardcore raiders? I love to see it.

Also, I noted an error in this article. It’s wrong, because clearly Dunemaul opened AQ40 gates first.

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Jo Watt

That’s because… I dunno they are raiding maybe, not standing around with so much free time.

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blahlbinoa .

Go Balmung! See, we’re not just a bunch of degenerates, we’re crafty degenerates! I don’t craft at all though it I’m glad I’m on a world first server now, lol

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Ruby Lancer

You say that, and yet the article clearly states that there were already some JP servers that had completed it first. Balmung just happened to be the first of the NA servers to do the task.