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To aid in the support you receive at this community, it is important to know who to contact should the need arise. So, I've compiled a list of all our staff, and their duties within the community. Management Shadow Fire: Site founder and primary community administrator.
AdminZethN64: Secondary community administrator. Yup, that's right.
Kusai L'Harikon: Secondary community administrator. She's also a Witch, so don't piss her off.
Bitter: Provides technical support for the Deviant skin. Not an active member.
Arcaith: Secondary community administrator. Awesome Aussie friend of mine. :3
Staff [*]IPS News: Not an actual member. Just an account that automatically posts information from the official IPS RSS Feed. [*]Mellow: Global community staff. [*]To Coool: Global community staff.
This is merely a template to show how game reviews should be posted on The GCN. Simply copy all the content within the code tags, and then adjust accordingly. [center][img=http://url.to.game.logo][/center] (Image should be no bigger than 300x300) [b]Director:[/b] <Name of Game Director> [b]Producers:[/b] <Name of Game Producer/s> [b]Music:[/b] <Name of Music Composer/s> [b]Starring:[/b] <Name of Voice Actors, If Applicable> [b]Rating:[/b] [img=https://www.the-gcn.com/reviews/rating/<IMAGENAME>] (Use the Rating Score Index as a reference) [b][u]Plot[/u][/b] Give a plot of the game. The best way to do it is to introduce the beginning of the game to where it takes off. [b][u]Review[/u][/b] Give your personal review of the game. This should include a description on music, visuals and story. Additional details are welcome, so long as it's not tl;dr. [b][u]Overall[/u][/b] Provide a quick wrap-up of your review, by giving an overall opinion of it. Note: Ratings can often be quite tricky, considering our way of rating games. However, I'm going to explain that. Now, each half a star is worth 1 on a scale of 10. So, 5 gold stars is a 10/10, 4.5 is 9/10 and so on. There are also two special rating icons that you can use. To simplify it, here's the entire list, as well as the filename to use in the rating image (minus the quotes, of course). Rating Score Index 0/10 - - "cross.png" 1/10 - - "0-5star.png" 2/10 - - "1star.png" 3/10 - - "1-5stars.png" 4/10 - - "2stars.png" 5/10 - - "2-5stars.png" 6/10 - - "3stars.png" 7/10 - - "3-5stars.png" 8/10 - - "4stars.png" 9/10 - - "4-5stars.png" 10/10 - - "5stars.png" 11+/10 - - "platinum.png" The cross is reserved for games that are downright atrocious, and nobody in their right mind should want to play. The Platinum 5-stars are reserved for games that are not done justice by a simple 5-gold stars. Anyway, now that you know how to do this, I hope we'll be seeing some more reviews.
You may have noticed that you can't create a new topic in this area. This is due to the tutorial system automatically creating the official support topic for said tutorial. You will still be able to reply to the official support topics as normally possible in other topics though, to provide feedback and get support. To create a tutorial, simply use the Tutorials System. However, before you do, you should take a few things into consideration. In addition to these guidelines, the community Terms of Service must also be adhered to. When using the tutorials system, please ensure that you: place your tutorial in the correct category.
If your tutorial is to provide gaming codes, such as cheats, please place it in the "Codes" category.
All other tutorials are to be placed within the category labeled "The GCN".
[*]provide all information as accurately as possible. [*]list all sources used to obtain this information and give credit where due. [*]not use massive images in your tutorials. Thank you.
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So yeah, I've been playing Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn a fair bit lately, even to the point of purchasing it for my brother so we can both play. My character, Dash Illianaro, created by my brother and I before I bought his copy, is currently being raised in the art of the Lancer, having already obtained Level 30 in Marauder, 15 in Conjurer, 13 in Thaumaturge, and 10 in Arcanist. Currently, his Lancer prowess is at Level 24, but I will keep playing to get this class to Level 30, so that I may unlock access to the Dragoon job. Anyway, a bit of information about Dash may be nice, so allow me to get into narration mode. Ahem.
[i]As a Lalafell, Dash is quite diminutive in size, standing barely a metre tall. Born on the 6th Sun of the Fourth Umbral Moon into the Dunesfolk, he always expressed a great desire to travel. His adventure began in the sea-side city state of Limsa Lominsa, where he promptly joined the Marauder's guild, to learn how best to wield an axe. During his adventures, he was inducted into a Free Company called the Warriors of Light, who are all fighting to hold back the darkness that would threaten Eorzea. Through many trials and tribulations, Dash managed to defeat the Primal Beast known as Ifrit, and was given the choice of a Grand Company to join. Having visited the desert capital of Ul'dah, as well as the forest nation of Gridania, it was a difficult decision, but ultimately, he decided to join the Order of the Twin Adder, in Gridania, having been compelled by the natural beauty of the nation.[/i]
[i]Soon after, he came to possess a chocobo, whom he named Volturis. The two became close, with Volturis suddenly stepping into battle to protect his master, and proving to be an asset to the Lalafell's adventures, in battle and out. He eventually began earning proficiencies in other classes, learning how to cast all kinds of magic, as well as the ability to wield a lance. Through his travels, he met a young Hyur man by the name of Walker Arkwright, the two deciding to work together to enhance their prowess.[/i]
So yeah... there you have it. Now, I will leave you with some pics. Enjoy.
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