In summary: Be respectful of other players, help each other if you can, and keep a safe environment.
If you have any questions about these rules, disagree with a rule, or wish to report a member for breaking them, speak with the FC leader.
These rules are subject to change at any time. If they are changed, a notice will be posted on the in-game FC board. When possible, the change will be summarized on the in-game board as well.
Anything not covered in these rules will be solely handled by the FC leader, with advice from the officers.
The company chest is divided into three tabs, each of which is dedicated to a specific purpose.
Tab 1: Transferring items between players/chars/alts or temporary storage for garden/workshop. These items are not available for anyone to use unless otherwise specified, however all members do have access to this tab for the purpose of transferring items to others.
Tab 2: Items in this tab are available for use by any member for their own use or for FC use. You may use these without asking. However, please be considerate—do not remove an entire stack just to sell, or take materials repeatedly without also giving something back.
Tab 3: Officer-only, items in this tab are for gardening, workshop crafts, etc. Access to this tab will be given on an as-needed basis.
Gil: All members can deposit gil, however only specific officers can remove it. Any gil donated to this tab is non-refundable and will be used for projects that benefit the majority of the FC, such as airships or the FC house.
Most members may purchase and activate FC actions, however only officers may remove them. This is to prevent waste of FC credits.
When purchasing or activating an action, please consider the needs of all members currently on, and try to choose actions that will benefit the majority of players.
If you desire a different action than is currently active, either speak with an officer or wait a day for it to end.
Gardens, flowerpots, and chocobo stable
The FC garden and flowerpots are to be used to grow items needed by FC members, such as blood peppers or krakka root. If no items are currently needed, it may be used by the FC leader or officers.
The chocobo stable is available for use by all members. The FC will also provide you with krakka root if you also train other members' chocobos.
Homeless itself does not offer crafting services, however the FC has several end-game crafters who may choose to craft items for other players. If they do so, you must pay them any fees they require, or if they do not charge a fee, it is highly encouraged that you tip them in either gil or additional materials. If you tip in materials, please check first to ensure they are ones the crafter can use.
There are crafting stations in the FC basement which will provide bonus CP after interacting with them for low-level crafters. These are available for use by all members.
If you wish to craft something that requires use of an FC workshop, speak with the FC leader or an officer.
Distribution of rewards
Occasionally, the FC may obtain valuable items from an airship voyage, an FC crafter, or similar. This may include mounts, orchestrion rolls, materia, minions, etc. These items will be distributed by an officer in a manner they deem fair, with priority given to those who either have greater need for the item, or who have contributed more to the FC.
In particular, items brought back by the FC airships are distributed first to members who have contributed to workshop crafts.
FC chat is intended to be a safe environment for all players. Most topics are allowed, provided you are respectful towards all other players. However, please keep the following in mind:
Limit drama: while constructive debate is fine, if you have a problem with another member, please keep it out of fc chat. If you are unable to resolve your problem you may ask an officer or fc leader for help, however keep in mind that doing so may result in punishment to one or both parties if the FC rules have been violated.
Harassment is prohibited. In chat, this means you may not insult another's race, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, political orientation, or otherwise make comments intended to make another person feel unwelcome. You also may not threaten other members, spam, promote RMT, or use excessive vulgarity. This applies to both a player's in-game character and the real person.
Listen to any warnings given by an officer or FC leader.
Harassment and Griefing
Harassment and griefing are strictly prohibited in this FC. If you are unsure what activities are included under this rule, refer to the "Prohibited Activities" page of the official SE game rules on Lodestone, subsections "Harassment" and "Inappropriate Behavior".
In general, anything intended to be offensive, harm another person, or prevent another person from performing an action in-game is included under this rule.
With that said, we also understand that what is offensive to some people, is not to others, and enforcement of this rule will be done taking this into consideration.
While a member of Homeless, the FC name is displayed alongside your own, and thus you represent the public image of the FC to other players. As such, please ensure that your actions in public do not portray the FC in a negative light.
There are no restrictions on alt characters. They will be given the same rank as your main, and all your characters will be promoted/demoted in unison.
Leaving, and returning members
When temporarily leaving the FC for any reason, please notify an officer of the reason for your departure and how long you expect to be gone.
Members who leave while in good standing are free to return at any time.
Members who leave while NOT in good standing, or who are kicked for violation of these rules, will be handled by the fc leader on a case-by-case basis.
Enforcement of these rules is done by the FC leader, or by the highest-ranking officer currently online.
Punishment for breaking any of the above rules may include, but is not limited to: verbal warning, temporary or permanent loss of rank or privileges, or dismissal from the FC. In most cases, the first violation of a rule will only result in a verbal warning, however this depends on the severity of the violation and the current status of the members involved.