Where This Applies:
The following sections apply against all group functions including (but not limited to) the Cross-World Linkshells, Discord and the Fellowship Board.
We recommend familiarising yourself with these rules so we can ensure all our members are protected, and to prevent any auto-bot kicks. No admin will be able to reverse any bans by the Discord bot and any action taken on Discord will be reflected across all of our groups.
Member Interaction and responsibilities
The Innocent World Group is an area for players of the minimal FFXIV recommended game age and older to relax and enjoy the game, all within a troll-free and non-competitive environment. As such the following rules apply to ALL members
Members must read the full list of rules available on this page, and any drop-down rules to ensure none are broken when joining our group.
No NSFW posts, comments or media is to be shared in any of our group areas
Profile names and pictures must abide by our community rules, any names that do not meet our criteria will be renamed by a member of staff and the user receiving a direct message to alert them of this change. Any pictures that do not meet the safe for work (SFW) and 16+ requirements will be temporarily locked out until it is changed.
Moderate use of swearing - banned words are managed by our bot, any actions taken cannot be reversed by the admin team. If the word sounds harsh, then it probably is (e.g. F*** is a banned word) reference to in-game speech will be tolerated but must be posted into the #spoilers channel.
NEVER direct message (DM) another member of our groups without first asking for permission publicly. Messaging an admin is the only exception.
From time-to-time, our admin team may direct message you for various reasons. If there are any complications during this communication, please send a report via our Report a Member form.
Please use the Discord Spoiler tag when discussing game story content in any tab, this is enabled by adding two bars "||" (excluding quotations) before and after your message. Endgame current content MUST only be discussed in the relevent tab (i.e. #spoilers)
We enforce English speaking and typing language only.
Voice Chat is disabled for new members until they earn New Adventurer status. Please ask the admin team if you wish to group up in voice chat without this status; parties of less than three (3) players without someone of a Veteran rank present will not be granted this authorisation.
Messages in Discord must only be written and replied-to in the standard font. No font editing including the use of other fonts or alternative characters are to be used at any time, this excludes usernames, however they must still be readable and in the English language.
No Doxing or writing any real-life (IRL) names, addresses or other private information. Innocent World staff will NEVER ask for this information.
No encouragement or peer-pressure of alcoholic drinking or drugs in any form in our communication areas.
No hinting or coercing communication to annouce you stream the game, this will result in a warning.
Any members following links provided by other members do so at their own risk, we allow but do not advise members following links that they do not recognise. The website already has a collection of helpful links available here.
We wish the group to be a place where everyone can be themselves and not worry about trolls, prejudice or politics. As such, any behaviour that conflicts with the practices of the group and it's members will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may result in either warnings or removal from the group.
Members that have three (3) infringements on their profile will be locked out of the server until an admin or moderator investigates and replies into the ban-room channel. Action will be taken appropriately depending on the severity as well as a few other factors which will not be released publicly.
No other Discord servers or groups are to be advertised in our channels (both voice and text), on Twitch streams (for those affiliated with the Innocent World Group) or on our Social Media where the member wishes to be tagged.
Mentoring and Supporting our Members
Innocent World operates a separate channel which runs small-group game assistance and training for members dealing with anything including anxiety, stress or simply not enjoying their time in larger groups and would like to get to know members first so they can join in on the conversations when moving back to the main group. You do not have to discuss this reason to our team, however please let us know if any circumstances change so we can assist you accordingly.
This is operated at member request by Direct Messaging a member with the rank @Vice Master or @Mentor. This channel will be advertised in #news occasionally, however we prefer to keep this open as a small group and only for the members who need it most. Inactivity will result in removal from the group
We will operate any activities such as dungeons, trials or raids with our most experienced players at a more comfortable speed so you can enjoy the game. This includes no skipping of cutscenes and assisting players with anything needed during their progress for any jobs (combat or crafting/gathering)
A public chat for those with the allocated @Support rank will gain access to a separate public text-chat channel. This area operates the same community rules as the rest of the server does, but operates as combined #chatter and #game-assistance channels until you feel comfortable in doing-so with the rest of the group. This channel remains private and must no content here is to be copied into any other channel for privacy reasons, any infringement will not be tolerated and will result in a ban from the server, no prior warnings will be provided here.
If you feel like talking privately to a member of the admin, mentor or moderator team, please ask for their permission in the #mentor-linkshell channel first. This is considered a confidential chat and will not be discussed between group members unless there is reason to do so. These messages are at the risk of all members in the private direct messages (DM) chats only as we do not govern these areas; if, however, a rule is broken then please submit a report and keep evidence so we can investigate this further.
In-Game Linkshells (LS)Includes Cross-World Linkshells (CWLS)
Any Innocent World run LS are for members of the Fellowship, Discord and any of it's internal Free Companies. Leaving will result in removal from the LS to clear a spot for an active group member.
Any in-game LS reflect the group as a whole, as such you must abide by both our community rules and Square Enix rules when chatting here.
Spots are available only for main characters on the alts as there are limited spots available. If you wish to add an alt character to the LS then you must forfeit your main character's spot in replacement.
AdvertisementsFree Companies, Services and Streamers
Free Companies must not advertise in the server, including any FC's affiliated with the group. Advertisements of such content will be posted from time-to-time in the #news channel on Discord.
No commercial advertising or advertisements of your services in any of our channels (this includes direct and indirect methods), including those in-game. If any member witnesses such event in-game, please screenshot this and upload the image using our report tool.
Do not advertise any streams or videos on services including (but not limited to) YouTube, Mixer and Twitch unless permission is granted in advance by the admin team
No linking or advertising of any Discord servers, reddit (or similar threads) or other FFXIV groups without permission from the admin team.
Info for Streamers
Do not advertise any personal or affiliated streams or videos on services including (but not limited to) YouTube, Mixer and Twitch unless permission is granted in advance by the admin team
Only Veteran members or higher will have the permission to stream video directly into a channel. This will not be granted to anyone else at any time.
The only accepted form of streaming/video advertisement is the automatic posting into the #news channel once setup by the Discord Master.
No linking of any stream in any other channel.
No persuading other members or posting overzealous hints to the group or it's members that you are currently streaming or providing any other service that may make other members feel pressured into following suit, this includes forcing communication to indirectly advertise in the server.
At this time, your stream must only be Final Fantasy 14 (FFXIV) game content. No other games may be announced on Discord and any streams that are not FFXIV game content must be advised to an admin member at least 24 hours prior to streaming so the notification can be temporarily disabled.
Your channel must have the Innocent World button displayed and properly linked before making your application to be a group streamer. This can be found here.
Please do not message any staff member following your application as thorough checks can take some time, as such asking will not speed up your application nor will you receive updates regarding it's progress. If you have not received a response after 14 days, please submit an error report found on our website (Report an Issue) under the "Contact Us" section.
Channels and relevant members that do not abide by our community rules and guidelines will be promptly removed from the Discord notifications. This rank will not be re-instated after removal.
We currently only support Twitch streams with three (3) streamer slots available to members.
Not all applications to be a group streamer will be accepted depending on a set criteria which will not be released as public information. Terms, conditions and availability are subject to change at any time without prior notice.
No image editing software to be used in any shared content, including screenshots, gpose or live streams
No screenshots are to be altered by mods, including any image editing software
Screenshots must be full-sized and not taken as a photograph of a screen
All shares must be original and your own
Remember to credit your Gaming Instagram profile name, and character name so we can ensure the right members are tagged
Instagram profiles which are considered not safe for work (SFW) nor 16+ will not be tagged in images, it will be up to the member whether or not the image can be posted.
Removal requests can be done so using the Report an Issue form available in the Contact Us section. Not all requests will be completed depending on the content and context and any requests will be followed-up within 30 days of submitting the application.
Events and Innocent World Suggestions
Events will be made available to players of all levels, or to the level of all players that record as attending the day before events begin.
Event Manager must plan with the admin team only so we can ensure activities are inclusive and abide by our community rules, but must respect the opinions and requests of other members in the #event-questions channel. Requests or opinions does not mean they will be implemented at all times as we would like each event to be individual and ensure they follow our community guidelines nor inflict with the groups interest and mission statement.
Anyone that is granted the role of Event Manager for scheduling an event will receive this rank for 8 days including the event day and until midday following the day of the event.
Events hosted by members must ask permission from the admin team prior to posting any messages - once discussed with the team, an announcement can instead be placed in the #news channel with a max post of once per day leading up to the day, and three times on the day of the event.
Groups and events must only be hosted in the FFXIV: Innocent World Discord server, following permission from the admin team who will aid in setting this up. Events will include a limited quantity of spots voice channel, pre-arranged with the person hosting the event. External events such as other games played must abide by our community rules at all times.
Game Mods and Logging
No discussing of game mods including sharing links or naming specific addons which violates Square Enix or FFXIV terms of service, namely those that affect public groups and media
Do not share DPS/HPS/DTPS or other related recorded battle information in any of our groups. Battle log talk is not necessary to enjoy the game and we do not recommend anyone use them outside of a competitive environment, of which this is not.
No image editing software to be used in any shared content, including Instagram posts or live streams
Free Companies on Chaos & LightIncluding Innocent World FC's, Innocent World affiliated FC's, other FC's (and members' of)
The Free Company bank has a tab which most ranks will be able to access. We please ask that all members take only what is needed by splitting item stacks, and if items are already split then only take one (1) stack per day. This tab will only ever contain the cheapest, yet helpful levelling food and related items to assist the newer players.
Donations are always welcome from our members as the funds will go directly back into the FC house and events for everyone to enjoy.
Innocent World now operates Free Companies on Lich (Light) and Moogle (Chaos) with plans to support more FC's on other worlds; this is to better support our members' and improve overall gameplay experience in FC's by expanding on the idea of being locked into one place. Other than the Free Companies listed on the Innocent World website, it is against the rules to have overzealous talk of other free companies which can be seen as indirect member poaching.
If a member is considered a communication channel for member poaching (i.e. members leaving the group to the alleged poachers FC or group), the admin team reserve the right to remove said member if prior warnings have been handed out. If any members ask for an invite to an FC, either on Discord or in Linkshells (e.g. on World: Moogle), only the admin, moderator or mentor roles have permission to respond with an invite to one of the official or affiliated (listed on the website) Innocent World Group FC's.
Members are allowed to talk about their FC and recent achievements, however the FC name must not be dropped in chat.
Innocent World Operations
Data collected is aggregated from Discord and only contains usernames, messages and time spent in the group. This is so we can see which parts of the group require altering, or provide alternative services to improve the overall group's performance and brand.
You may opt-out of certain types of data aggregation from our service provider statbot available at www.statbot.net
During opt-out, we will still retain certain information to protect our users and report to Discord or to those governing local laws should this apply, this includes usernames, join/leave dates and text logs including any deleted messages.
We will never sell your data held by the Innocent World group, however you should check with our third parties such as Discord, Ser Aymeric Discord bot and Statbot as they will operate under separate intellectual properties and may change their terms and conditions at any time.
At this time, we will remain a FFXIV only group since we currently have a majority base of 87% active members playing FFXIV with the remainder 13% shared across other applications or games.
Security practices will change without notice in our Discord new members area to ensure the safety of the whole community.
The admin team reserve the right to remove members from the server, including (but not limited to); cases with lifetime bans for reasons including advertising, breaking community rules and member poaching.
DisclaimerAll messages in Discord are logged, as with those in-game. If at any time you feel threatened or pressured by another member or player in FFXIV, remember to use the reporting tool based in-game and using our Report Tools found here. Any deleted messages in our Discord are also recorded in an admin log, if you consider any deleted posts to be confidential and were posted as an accident, please notify an admin member as soon as possible who will assist you with the problem. Not all circumstances will deleted posts be purged by the admin team unless they identify those who posted it in real life (IRL) as these could potentially be linked to inter-member incidents in our groups.
By Innocent World, 2020, FFXIV Group