Hello! This is Kharo Hadakkus (Bane), one of Chaos Theory's two Head Recruiters. I'll be keeping this thread up to date, and answering any questions you may have.
A little about Chaos Theory:
Who We Were
ChaosTheory originated as a linkshell on the FFXI Fairy Server, in early 2005. Over the years, we’ve had many members come and go, but there has been a core of us who have been together since (and even before) the genesis of our shell. As part of our original commitment to be a social shell in FFXI, we created two additional sister shells for those who wanted to pursue more end-game dedicated content such as Dynamis and Sky/Sea/HNMs in ChaosRising and LifeStream, respectively. We have always characterized ourselves as being a safe haven, free of elitism, with a dedication towards building community and friendships.
Who We Are
We are now an established Rank 8, active Free Company in FFXIV:ARR. We have successfully made the transition from the old into the new. Our values and desire for a strong community have not wavered in the slightest. That vision drives us in all the decisions we make during our tenure in Eorzea. We believe that community is the defining characteristic of MMO’s, and is what draws many people to play an MMO in the first place. Built upon that, our Free Company strives to accomplish all facets the game has to offer, while never losing our grip on community. What this means is that instead of being an end game Free Company, we are a social Company that does end game. Whatever facets of the game people have interest in, if we have the resources to accomplish it, and the infrastructure to support it, we will attempt it.
Our measure of success is how strong of a community we have been able to build, not the amount of elite gear our members have. We have no interest in focusing on being a hardcore end game Company that excludes other members who would rather focus on another aspect of the game. That’s not to say we don’t do end game. On the contrary, when the interest is there, we supply a framework, and a system under which a portion of our Free Company can regularly participate. We simply mean that end game is not an exclusionary characteristic of our Company's vision.
We believe that if we focus on community, the gear will come. If we focus on community, we will all be able to achieve our goals. If we focus on community, the dungeons will be beaten; the extreme primals will be ours. But we will never actively seek fame in Eorzea by becoming obsessed with getting the best time in a dungeon, or by being obsessed with gear, or being obsessed with leveling and rush to end game. If we focus on community, when we embark upon new adventures in Eorzea, it will be with FRIENDS, not STRANGERS.
Come join us, and make our family... yours!
Chaos Theory is a family-friendly FC, so we do have some rules. They may seem overwhelming or excessive at first, but in practice, they're not hard to stick to at all. Our Charter outlines them fairly concisely. We do require that applicants review and agree to the Charter.
But enough about that! Let's get to the deets! Chaos Theory is a rank 8 FC of ~150 active members (inactive members are purged- but always welcome to rejoin!). We are active pretty much 'round the clock, though our peak activity lines up with U.S. prime-time. We own a Medium estate in Lavender Beds (Ward 1, plot 30- feel free to come check it out and chat with people!) We currently have 4 statics running current end-game content, with another 2-3 winding up, sorting out schedules, etc. We also have several groups who meet to do older content for farming, getting missed clears, and helping new people. We have a TeamSpeak server available to members, with active administration (so you can get channels made, passwords put on, etc)
Our Website (APPLY HERE)
Original post recruiting for 1.0 beta: