But for the last five years, four generous Free Companies (Primo, Xia, Al’ar, and Nomad) on Jenova have stationed their own Santas and elves in Limsa Lominsa’s Aftcastle and have given away rare minions, high-quality gear, and plenty of other much desired Final Fantasy 14 goodies. It looks to be a massive undertaking and surely costs the organizers millions in Gil and donations. If you need a little hope in the kindness of others after such a crummy year, this incredible video of their efforts posted on Twitter may bring you a little holiday joy.
What a community, indeed. JP even followed up with a few updates, noting that the organizers had little helper elves running around aiding organization and gift-giving. The video shows an incredible line of Eorzeans lining up in an orderly fashion, patiently waiting for their turn to see another player dressed as Santa. Apparently, the line went on for well over an hour and a half, but it was certainly worth the wait.
One of the organizers, Annamarie on Twitter, noted that the in-game band was a group going by the name of the Moogle Troupe. The adorable little bunch of Lalafells played music, completely decked out in precious Moogle costumes, for festive Eorzeans waiting their turn.
Producer and director Noaki Yoshida recently remarked in an interview with Archipel on just how special Final Fantasy 14’s community really is. He noted that it reminds him of some of his days in Ultima Online, and he really enjoyed seeing all of the player-hosted festivities. We’d have to agree, things like this are put on by some really special folks.