“At its core Sanctum is an online community. While the term ‘guild’ or ’clan’ are popular designations for online player groups, they do not encapsulate the heart of what Sanctum was created to do.”
I pulled this from the About Us page and I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about Sanctum in it’s 16th year. I joined Sanctum when FFXIV: ARR launched, back in August 2013, and Sanctum was indeed different from what it is today.
Everyone was very involved, the chat was always active (I actually missed replies with how fast it was going), and anyone was willing to run an instance or help you out. And yes, we still had issues getting people for instances, mostly because not a soul wanted to tank. Everyone was so happy to see each other and I hated having to go to bed and miss my friends as I went to work. I was extremely nervous about joining Mumble and stayed away for as long as I could until my newfound friends finally convinced me.
Now two, closing in on three years later, the newness and broad content of Eorzea is dwindling as we eagerly await patches. Friends have left, vanished, and transferred servers. No longer is the TS channel brimming with laughter. The people have changed and so have attitudes. But we should change that.
On April 25th, recruitment will begin and Sanctum will be added to the Novice Network FC database. We will also have at least one activity a week. It could be a movie night, running towers in swimwear, or doing minimum ilvl in content. The point is to be doing something fun with the free company or community. I encourage our friends who have transferred to join us too! Let’s hear laughter in TS and collapse from exhaustion/too many drinks at 3 am.
Let’s revive Sanctum from the Heavensward slumber and remind everyone of who we are. A friendly and family safe environment, free of elitist attitudes who only judge you by your parse. A community of patience, teaching, learning, and happiness. Please help us to reach a new golden age.
Members of the community, go on and put up your own events for us to join as well. Reach out to a member who needs help. Become a mentor to someone. Help a member with content. Be a Sanctumite.
I’ll leave you with this, “Sanctum is so much more than a tag and a chat channel; it is more than statistics and items. Sanctum is home.”
Please come spend the evening with us on April 22nd and sync your Netflix to Galaxy Quest. Will there be Cards Against Humanity? Maybe. Will there be drinking? Maybe. Will there be fun? Absolutely.