Free Companies are player operated organizations similar to guilds in other MMOs. To create a Free Company players need to be level 25 or higher and be part of a Grand Company. You need to pay 15,000 gil along with signatures from 3 other players to create a Free Company, and has not have been in a free company for 24 hours.
- Players can only be in 1 Free Company at a time.
- Free Companies are guilds while Linkshells are chat channels.
Players can rank up their free companies by participating in activities such as fighting monsters, gathering resources, crafting items, doing guildleves (battle, crafting and gathering) and Grand Company Leves and Treasure Hunt to earn free company experience points that allow the Company to rank up. These activities also grant the Free Company credits that can be used to earn buffs and items. Currently, there are 8 ranks.
- At rank 6, your Free Company will be able to purchase plots of land for Free Company Housing.
Introduced in patch 2.5, Aetherial Wheel allows the Free Company to use Free Company Actions without spending company credit.
An expansion of duties permit is required to place a retainer on your estate grounds outside the hall. These permits can be purchased from independent sutlers in any residential district.
One, two, or three retainers can be placed on small, medium, and large estates respectively.
Once a retainer is placed on estate grounds, items that they currently have listed for sale on the market can be purchased by anyone who speaks with them. The retainer's sales history (up to 20 entries) can also be viewed by other players.
Placing retainers on estate grounds does not impact your ability to summon them via summoning bells to deposit and withdraw items, or to assign retainer ventures.
Free Company Entitlements
|6||Land Acquisition||Enables the acquisition of land in residential districts.|
|7||Crest Expansion||Increases the variety of company crest designs.|
|8||Action Expansion||Increases the maximum number of inactive and active company actions.|
Free Company Actions
|The Heat of Battle||24h||Increases EXP earned through battle by 5%.|
|Earth and Water||24h||Increases EXP earned through gathering by 5%.|
|Helping Hand||24h||Increases EXP earned through crafting by 5%.|
|A Man's Best Friend||24h||Increases EXP earned by companions by 10%.|
|Brave New World||24h||Increases the attributes of all members under level 10 by 10%.|
|Live off the Land||24h||Increases Gathering by 5.|
|What You See||24h||Increases Perception by 5.|
|Eat from the Hand||24h||Increases Craftmanship by 5.|
|In Control||24h||Increases Control by 5.|
|That Which Binds Us||24h||Increases spiritbonding speed.|
|Meat and Mead||24h||Increases duration of food effects by five minutes.|
|Proper Care||24h||Slows gear wear by 10%.|
|Back on Your Feet||24h||Reduces duration of Weakness after being revived by 10%.|
|Reduced Rates||24h||Reduces teleportation fees by 20%.|
|5||Mark Up||24h||3,500||Increases Wolf Marks earned by 5%.|
|Seal Sweetener||24h||3,500||Increases company seals earned by 5%.|
|8||The Heat of Battle II||24h||7,000||Increases EXP earned through battle by 10%.|
|Earth and Water II||24h||7,000||Increases EXP earned through gathering by 10%.|
|Helping Hand II||24h||7,000||Increases EXP earned through crafting by 10%.|
|A Man's Best Friend II||24h||7,000||Increases EXP earned by companions by 15%.|
|Mark Up II||24h||7,000||Increases Wolf Marks earned by 10%.|
|Seal Sweetener II||24h||7,000||Increases company seals earned by 10%.|
|Brave New World II||24h||7,000||Increases the attributes of all Disciple of War or Magic members under level 10 by 15%.|
|Live off the Land II||24h||7,000||Increases Gathering by 10.|
|What You See II||24h||7,000||Increases Perception by 10.|
|Eat from the Hand II||24h||7,000||Increases Craftsmanship by 10.|
|In Control II||24h||7,000||Increases Control by 10.|
|That Which Binds Us II||24h||7,000||Increases spiritbonding speed.|
|Meat and Mead II||24h||7,000||Increases duration of food effects by ten minutes.|
|Proper Care II||24h||7,000||Slows gear wear by 20%.|
|Back on Your Feet II||24h||7,000||Reduces duration of Weakness after being revived by 15%.|
|Reduced Rates II||24h||7,000||Reduces teleportation fees by 30%.|