Newsletter — August 1, 2017


Happy August, friends! Welcome to our largest newsletter yet!

Monthly Giveaway  —

The /random number for last month’s giveaway is…



The closest pick is 884, chosen by Devorsa An’li. Congrats Dev, enjoy the new glam!

We’re now accepting numbers for August’s giveaway. The prize this month is a full ilvl 320 crafted gearset for the job of your choosing.

Congrats to Omega Savage Clears  —

Omega Savage has been out for a couple of weeks now, so I want to give a big congratulations to all of our FC members who have been successful in their progression!

In the realm of our mostly-FC statics, the Meme Team cleared O1S and O2S on week one. Skref’s Static (official name TBD) has conquered O1S this past week and is well on its way to an O2S clear.

I hope everyone’s been enjoying the tier so far. Looking forward to see more wins from you guys!

Congrats to EX Primal Clears  —

I’d also like to direct some applause to those who cleared Susano EX and Lakshmi EX in our clear party last week. It was a blast working through the fights with all of those who attended. Thanks for coming, and thanks to Space Panda for hosting the party!

We hope to have more clear parties in the future as people catch up and decide to tackle endgame content. Please ask an officer if you’re looking for help with learning and/or clearing an EX primal!

Susano EX Farm  —

Now that more of the FC has cleared, it’s time to start farming for weapons and dogs! I’ll be holding a Susano EX farm on Sunday, August 13th. We’ll run from 8pm to 10pm Eastern.

We’ll be accepting people on a first come, first serve basis, provided that the roles are filled properly. Contact Lunar Heaven to reserve a spot, but keep in mind that if you aren’t around at farm time, we’ll have to grab someone else. Because it’s a farm, anyone who wants to tag along must have clear experience. Let’s get those mounts!

Kugane Tower Race  —

Most people have tackled the jumping puzzle in Kugane for fun, but do you think you could handle a race to the top? We’re about to find out.

On Sunday, August 6th, at 10PM Eastern, I’ll be holding an event to see who can reach me atop Kugane Tower the fastest. The first will win a prize, but there will be small gifts for anyone else who reaches me during the remainder of the hour! Details will be announced within the next day or two, so keep an eye peeled for it.

Movie Night  —

All members are welcome to join us for another movie night on Friday, August 4th. We’ll be watching Shrek 2 and The Secret Life of Pets, starting at 9PM Eastern. The link will be shared through Discord and in-game as usual, and everyone watching is welcome to join us in the Theater Room for voice chat.

Member of the Month Nominations  —

Starting in September, we’ll be featuring a different FC member each month on our website! These members will be selected by the rest of the FC, based upon their contributions and for upholding Spectrum’s ideals. When selected as MotM, the recipient will be granted a custom FC rank for the duration of that month, as well as the option to be interviewed and screenshotted for a special post on the website!

Today, we’ll start accepting nominations for our September MotM. Each FC member is allowed to nominate one person. That member must be of Honey Yellow rank or higher, and cannot be an officer. You can nominate yourself if you choose! You can submit through this form:

MotM Nominations – Submission Form

We’ll be accepting nominations through the 15th, at which point we’ll hold voting for a week.

Member of the Month will be receiving its own page soon, to be located under Member Info on the menu.

New Airship Names  —

Our FC has had the same airship names since we got our house almost two years ago! I think it’s about time for a change. So, similar to the nomination form above, we’re accepting suggestions for new names!

New Airship Names – Suggestion Form

We have four airships that will need to be renamed. I’ll put up a voting form when the August 15th newsletter rolls around. Extremely questionable suggestions may be discarded from the final poll at officer discretion, but please don’t let that stop you from getting meme-y/weird!

FC Calendar  —

We now have a calendar on our website that will list events taking place. This should make it easier for people to catch up and check times at a glance! It can be found under Calendar in the Member Info portion of the menu. If you have some kind of event or gathering that you would like added, please contact Lunar Heaven or Space Panda, or post the details (what it is, date, time, etc.) in #notices on our Discord server.

FC Pruning  —

With the release of Stormblood, we saw a lot of people returning to the game. As such, I stopped removing inactive players from the FC, in the event that any were planning to come back for the expansion. Now that it’s been over a month, I’ll once again be removing inactive members on a regular basis.

As a reminder, Ash Gray members are removed after 15 days of inactivity. Dalamud Red and higher are allowed 45 days before being removed, unless they give notice of a hiatus to an officer.

If you or a friend is removed for inactivity, you are welcome back to the FC once you’re playing regularly again!