We have gathered a few important questions and supplied answers! Please take a look at this if you are interested in performing for us or simply are an inquiring guest!
Q: What IS Lucky Sparrow (Lucky)?
A: Lucky is an entertainment troupe free company on Balmung server in FFXIV. It consists of small band of talented souls trying to live their dreams on stage. It is an RP heavy FC. Though we don’t mind a little OOC shenanigans now and then! We are not focused on end gamed material or raiding at this time, and do not see us working on it in the foreseeable future.
Q: What is the focus RP wise for this FC?
A: To create and perform amazing, mind blowing performances for crowds! Be it at our own personal shows or performing for other companies that wish to book us. We can also work on and discuss story lines if you’re interested in that too for possible events in house. We want your characters to not only perform with us, but grow with us as well.
Q: When are your shows scheduled/expected to be schedule?
A: At the current, 1st Monday evenings3PM PST/ 5PM CT /6PMEST and 3rd Monday evenings 5PM PST/ 7PM PST /8PM EST. So it stays friendly to our guests and performers on the other side of the world. Keep your eyes open as these may change. We will try to keep everyone well informed before our schedule performances.
Q: What kind of atmosphere do you wish to create?
A: Welcoming and friendly. We want each of our guest to feel like they are wanted and valued. Our staff including security members are expected to treat each guest with respect while ensuring the safety of other guests, staff and performers. If you feel that we are not up to par with this please inform management right away.
Q: Are you going to offer VIP memberships?
A: No. Every guest is a VIP at Lucky Sparrow. The seating will always be first come first serve, as is fair to those with little gil in their pockets but would like to have the chance at a good seat. The only extensive VIP treatment we will offer is to our sister FC’s which will simply include borrowing our stage/performers if they wish to do so.
Q: Are you going to charge admission for entry or for food and drinks?
A: ICly we will ask for payment but by no means do you have to pay this fee OOCly. Admission will be 1000 gil and food items are priced on our menus.(We have to be realistic to some degree.) We are accepting donations as we are a new and growing FC. An important note: All donations are final. Once the transaction is complete all gil given becomes rightful property of the company itself.
Q: Are performances limited to members only?
A: Nope! You do not have to be a member of Lucky to perform or work any position in the FC but the more members we can get the better. We will ask of you, in the very least, to let us invite you to the OOC linkshell so we can keep in touch.
Q: What are your expectations of performers and staff?
A: IC/OOC meetings will happen twice a month just to keep everyone informed on what is happening, what we did well and what we need to improve on. Members will be expected to attend at least one of these, if that is impossible we will try to work with you.
☘ Performers (FC or not) are expected to come to rehearsals before they perform. You are expected to have your performances finished with time to spare before the show. And of course show up and perform! We are looking for quality over quantity and our guests will notice and appreciate the hard work!
☘ Security members are expected to protect our guests, and the rest of our staff. Your job is to keep an eye on chat, check for weapons and handle any unruly guests. You are free to mingle with guests as well, just make sure that you keep everyone safe. This is supposed to be a welcoming and friendly environment and we wish to handle things as swiftly and as peacefully as possible.
☘ Staff (This includes cooks, bartenders, servers etc) members are expected to be friendly and helpful to guests in need. Deliver drinks and food to patrons and collect gil/donations. Other duties include proving links to our menu and music and asking any questions a guest might have during the show.
Q: What happens if someone doesn’t follow the rules? Be it a guest, or member for the FC?
A: You will be confronted by one of our FC leaders/officers on your first offence. If the conversation goes well, no problem. Everyone makes mistakes. A second offence will get you removed from the current event and/or the next one. A third will put you on the blacklist and you will ICly be denied entry or removed from the company. If you have a room you will be told to remove your items. Keep in mind, we do not do this to police your RP, but if your character breaks the rules or makes our staff and/or guests uncomfortable it is expected to be handed in a professional fashion.
Q: Will you be providing anything for members such as leveling help or anything else one might need outside of IC functions?
A: We will provide any help one might need if we can. Be it either FC buffs or if you need someone to run you through a duty, we got you covered. That is just common courtesy. We’re a friendly bunch and will do what we can to help you.
Q: Do I have to have experience to join?
A: If you show a willingness to learn absolutely not! We’ve got folks who have never done this before. We do ask that you speak with one of our senior members and/or leaders and officers for help and advice! We’re willing to teach if you’re willing to learn.
Q: My character is a rebel outlaw is it okay if they become a member?
A: Yes, HOWEVER they must respect the rules of the free company and other companies we work with if they are to be involved. They may also use this company as a hideout or cover from the law if needed. Example: Our security guy is a pretty shady character himself but uses the company to get extra gil and to lay low.
Q: What are your policies on alts and or more than one character in the FC?
A: Alts are welcomed, HOWEVER you must be relatively active on them. Meaning going to at least one event/meeting/rping around the FC house and it’s members a bit here and there. A lot of our members have alts, but we try to make sure they don’t remain strangers. As for more than one character that is okay as well, just keep in mind to be somewhat active on both. If you have alts and wish for them to be in the FC but are strictly OOC alts or wish for them to not work with the FC directly we have a rank for that!
Q: Do you guys have ways to communicate outside of the game?
A: Discord, discord and discord. If you don’t have it or don’t use it, it is highly suggested and will be a requirement to do business with us. We will not force you to use the voice channels if those make you uncomfortable. All we ask is that you at least read the announcements to stay informed of any changes that might take place.
Q: Can we contact you in game / over tumblr / discord if we have more questions?
A: Absolutely! Please do! If you are interested in joining and/or attending our shows as a guest or a performer and have more questions we can and will help you! Though keep in mind more personal questions we prefer are discussed in private. You can contact X'inay Tia, K'zhiroh Tia, K'ziyo Tia or Khuja'sae Fashonti in game for more details. Tumblr links are in the sidebar if you wish to message us here. If you are too shy to ask without anon we will answer anon questions as well. If you wish your question to be answered in private please state that is your wish and we will grant it.
I hope this covers a lot of ground for the inquiring mind. Again, if you have a question that was not covered here please feel free to ask us.