Freelance Wizard is creating A site for roleplayers on Final Fantasy XIV
9

patrons

$95
per month

The Hydaelyn Roleplayers Coalition is the place for RP on Final Fantasy XIV.

Do you like to tell stories? Do you enjoy being part of a living world set in one of the world's most popular MMORPGs? If so, welcome home. The Hydaelyn Roleplayers Coalition (also known as the RPC) is your hub for meeting new people, creating new stories, getting feedback, and announcing events.
The RPC offers a wealth of services for role-players, including a forum that supports both unofficial RP servers (Balmung and Gilgamesh), a wiki for uploading character images and profiles, a character development section with prompts to help you build and enhance your character, an artists' forum for fan art and commissions, and a calendar system for promoting events. We have a friendly community of over 4000 role-players and over 15,000 hits per day.

So what's this about?

Almost a year ago, with the incredible popularity of FFXIV, we outgrew our original web hosting provider; our page load times were in the 5-10 second range, and our provider was constantly throttling the site. To improve performance and to give us the ability to customize the site to meet our needs, we moved to Amazon Web Services. Unfortunately, this also significantly increased our hosting costs. We'd like to continue growing and adding new functionality, but we can't do that without your help.

How can I help?

By pledging through Patreon, you can support the RPC and enable us to add new features, such as:
  • Real-time chat
  • Voice chat server
  • Semantic wiki markup
  • Redundant database storage (to reduce AWS downtime)
  • A larger instance (to improve performance)

What do I get in return?

Besides warm fuzzies, a better site, and the undying gratitude of your fellow role-players? To start, those who pledge will receive a special color for their username on the forum. They'll also have early access to test new features and access to patrons only updates on the site (including notifications and status updates for maintenance). That's just the beginning, though. We're also working with some of our talented artists to arrange special commissions just for patrons, and as we reach higher and higher funding goals, we'll be able to add additional features such as private voice chat rooms for our backers.
The rewards tiers you see below can change over time. If you've got an idea for a reward, or if you want to help the RPC by offering something as a reward, just let me know! Be sure to check back on this page regularly for any new reward offerings.

About the RPC

The RPC has been in operation since the announcement of version 1.0 of Final Fantasy XIV. Run for most of its existence by Kylin, the reins were passed to Freelance Wizard in February 2014. Freelance Wizard passed administration to Melkire in 2015, and the site is currently run and administered by a team of dedicated moderators, with Freelance Wizard providing hosting services and patron management.
(FINAL FANTASY XIV © 2010-2015 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. FINAL FANTASY is a registered trademark of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. The RPC is not affiliated with SQUARE ENIX.)
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
Early access to new features and access to patron-only updates (such as maintenance and status notifications), and your name (real or forum username, your choice) on a "thank you" page. You'll have all of this as long as you pledge.
Pledge $5 or more per month
7 patrons
In addition to the above reward, you'll get a special color and icons for your name on the forum. You'll have access to this for as long as you pledge.
Pledge $10 or more per month
6 patrons
In addition to the above rewards, your character page can be featured on the front page of our wiki for one month. Each month, we'll draw a name from those who pledged at this level or above, and their character profile will be featured that month.
Pledge $25 or more per month
2 patrons
Should we hit the $250 per month goal, for this level of pledge, in addition to the above rewards, you'll have access to create your own channels on the voice chat server, as opposed to using predefined ones. You can use this to chat with friends or manage raids for your FC. You'll have this access as long as you maintain your pledge.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
In addition to the above rewards, I'll pay for a commission for you from one of the great artists on the RPC, up to a $20 value. While this is a monthly subscription, this reward is one-time only (that is, you only get one commission, not one commission per month). This reward is subject to artist availability.
Pledge $60 or more per month
0 patrons
You'll secure the $1 and $5 rewards for an entire year. Every month that you pledge at this level, you'll get another year of these rewards -- and at 6 months, I'll just go ahead and make it a lifetime.
Goals
$95 of $12,000 per month
I can quit my job and run the site full time. Wouldn't that be fun? :)
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The Hydaelyn Roleplayers Coalition is the place for RP on Final Fantasy XIV.

Do you like to tell stories? Do you enjoy being part of a living world set in one of the world's most popular MMORPGs? If so, welcome home. The Hydaelyn Roleplayers Coalition (also known as the RPC) is your hub for meeting new people, creating new stories, getting feedback, and announcing events.
The RPC offers a wealth of services for role-players, including a forum that supports both unofficial RP servers (Balmung and Gilgamesh), a wiki for uploading character images and profiles, a character development section with prompts to help you build and enhance your character, an artists' forum for fan art and commissions, and a calendar system for promoting events. We have a friendly community of over 4000 role-players and over 15,000 hits per day.

So what's this about?

Almost a year ago, with the incredible popularity of FFXIV, we outgrew our original web hosting provider; our page load times were in the 5-10 second range, and our provider was constantly throttling the site. To improve performance and to give us the ability to customize the site to meet our needs, we moved to Amazon Web Services. Unfortunately, this also significantly increased our hosting costs. We'd like to continue growing and adding new functionality, but we can't do that without your help.

How can I help?

By pledging through Patreon, you can support the RPC and enable us to add new features, such as:
  • Real-time chat
  • Voice chat server
  • Semantic wiki markup
  • Redundant database storage (to reduce AWS downtime)
  • A larger instance (to improve performance)

What do I get in return?

Besides warm fuzzies, a better site, and the undying gratitude of your fellow role-players? To start, those who pledge will receive a special color for their username on the forum. They'll also have early access to test new features and access to patrons only updates on the site (including notifications and status updates for maintenance). That's just the beginning, though. We're also working with some of our talented artists to arrange special commissions just for patrons, and as we reach higher and higher funding goals, we'll be able to add additional features such as private voice chat rooms for our backers.
The rewards tiers you see below can change over time. If you've got an idea for a reward, or if you want to help the RPC by offering something as a reward, just let me know! Be sure to check back on this page regularly for any new reward offerings.

About the RPC

The RPC has been in operation since the announcement of version 1.0 of Final Fantasy XIV. Run for most of its existence by Kylin, the reins were passed to Freelance Wizard in February 2014. Freelance Wizard passed administration to Melkire in 2015, and the site is currently run and administered by a team of dedicated moderators, with Freelance Wizard providing hosting services and patron management.
(FINAL FANTASY XIV © 2010-2015 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. FINAL FANTASY is a registered trademark of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. The RPC is not affiliated with SQUARE ENIX.)

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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
Early access to new features and access to patron-only updates (such as maintenance and status notifications), and your name (real or forum username, your choice) on a "thank you" page. You'll have all of this as long as you pledge.
Pledge $5 or more per month
7 patrons
In addition to the above reward, you'll get a special color and icons for your name on the forum. You'll have access to this for as long as you pledge.
Pledge $10 or more per month
6 patrons
In addition to the above rewards, your character page can be featured on the front page of our wiki for one month. Each month, we'll draw a name from those who pledged at this level or above, and their character profile will be featured that month.
Pledge $25 or more per month
2 patrons
Should we hit the $250 per month goal, for this level of pledge, in addition to the above rewards, you'll have access to create your own channels on the voice chat server, as opposed to using predefined ones. You can use this to chat with friends or manage raids for your FC. You'll have this access as long as you maintain your pledge.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
In addition to the above rewards, I'll pay for a commission for you from one of the great artists on the RPC, up to a $20 value. While this is a monthly subscription, this reward is one-time only (that is, you only get one commission, not one commission per month). This reward is subject to artist availability.
Pledge $60 or more per month
0 patrons
You'll secure the $1 and $5 rewards for an entire year. Every month that you pledge at this level, you'll get another year of these rewards -- and at 6 months, I'll just go ahead and make it a lifetime.