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Cross World Linkshells - A Game-Changer For FFXIV Players

Cross world linkshells (CWLS) are a game-changer for FFXIV players, allowing you to communicate and party with friends across worlds on the same data center. Learn how to create and use a CWLS to enhance your FFXIV experience.

Kaleem Kirkpatrick
Oct 04, 20231034 Shares51722 Views
Cross World Linkshells(CWLS) are a game-changer for FFXIV players. Introduced in Patch 4.3, CWLS allow players from different worlds on the same data center to join the same linkshell. This means that you can communicate and party with friends who are not on the same world as you, which is very useful for coordinating content or just chatting.
CWLS are an important part of the FFXIV community because they provide a way for players to connect with each other across worlds. This is especially important for players who have friends who play on different worlds, or for players who want to join a community of players who share their interests, such as raiding, hunting, or roleplaying.
CWLS are also important for coordinating content. For example, if you want to raid with a group of friends who are on different worlds, you can create a CWLS and use it to communicate and organize your raids. Similarly, if you want to hunt for rare monsters, you can join a CWLS of hunters who will help you find and defeat them.
CWLS were introduced in Patch 4.3 of FFXIV, which was released on September 11, 2018. This patch also included a number of other improvements to the game, such as the introduction of the Eureka hydatos zone and the new NieR: Automata raid series.
The introduction of CWLS was a major improvement to the FFXIV community, as it allowed players to connect with each other across worlds. This has made it easier for players to find friends to play with, coordinate content, and make the most of the game.
CWLS are a valuable tool for FFXIV players who want to connect with each other, coordinate content, and make new friends.

Create A Cross World Linkshells

Requirements For Creating A CWLS

  • You must be a subscriber.
  • You must have at least one other player who is also a subscriber and on the same data center as you.

Name Your CWLS

  • CWLS names must be unique on your data center.
  • CWLS names can be up to 24 characters long.
  • CWLS names cannot contain spaces or special characters.

Invite Members To Your CWLS

There are two ways to invite members to your CWLS:
Invite Via Subcommand From A List Of Players
  • Open the Social menu.
  • Select the list of players you want to invite to your CWLS.
  • Right-click on a player's name and select "Invite to CWLS."
Invite Via Subcommand While Targeting A Player Character
  • Target the player character you want to invite to your CWLS.
  • Right-click on the player character and select "Invite to CWLS."

Steps To Create A CWLS

  • Open the Social menu.
  • Select "Cross-world Linkshell."
  • Enter a name for your CWLS.
  • Select the members you want to invite.
  • Click "Create CWLS."
Once you have created a CWLS, you can start communicating with your members and inviting new members to join. You can also manage your CWLS settings, such as the CWLS name and description, and the permissions of members.
Additional tips
  • Choose a name that is descriptive of your CWLS and that is easy to remember.
  • Invite players who share your interests and who you enjoy playing with.
  • Set clear rules and expectations for your CWLS members.
  • Be active in your CWLS and communicate regularly with your members.
  • Manage your CWLS settings regularly to ensure that your CWLS is running smoothly.

Use A Cross World Linkshells

Communicating With CWLS Members

To communicate with your CWLS members, you can use the CWLS chat window. To open the CWLS chat window, click on the CWLS icon in the chat window toolbar. You can then type your message into the CWLS chat window and press Enter to send it.
You can also use the CWLS chat window to send links to other players, invite players to parties, and whisper to players. To do this, right-click on a player's name in the CWLS chat window and select the desired option.

Partying With CWLS Members

 game characters partying in cross world linkshell
game characters partying in cross world linkshell
To party with your CWLS members, you can use the Party Finder. To open the Party Finder, click on the Party Finder icon in the main menu. Then, select the "Cross-world Party Finder" tab.
From the Cross-world Party Finder, you can create a new party or search for existing parties. To create a new party, click on the "Create Party" button. Then, select the type of content you want to do and the number of players you need.
To invite a CWLS member to your party, right-click on their name in the CWLS chat window and select "Invite to Party."

Using CWLS To Coordinate Content

CWLS can be used to coordinate content in a number of ways. For example, you can use your CWLS to,
  • Find players to do content with, such as raids, trials, and dungeons.
  • Get help with quests and other challenges.
  • Share information about upcoming content releases and events.
  • Organize and coordinate events, such as CWLS raids or RP gatherings.
To coordinate content using a CWLS, simply communicate with your members and let them know what you're planning on doing. You can then set a time and place to meet up, and invite your members to join you.
Here are some additional tips for using a CWLS to coordinate content,
  • Be clear and concise in your communication.
  • Be respectful of your members' time and commitments.
  • Be flexible and willing to adapt to the needs of your members.
  • Have fun!
CWLS are a great way to stay connected with friends, coordinate content, and make new friends. By following the tips above, you can use your CWLS to get the most out of your FFXIV experience.

Finding And Joining A CWLS

Find A CWLS That's Right For You

There are a number of ways to find a CWLS that's right for you. Here are a few tips,
  • Ask your friends and guildmates if they're in a CWLS that you can join.
  • Check the FFXIV subreddit and forums for CWLS recruitment posts.
  • Use the in-game Party Finder to search for CWLSs.
  • Use the FFXIV community website to search for CWLSs.
When choosing a CWLS, consider the following factors,
  • What type of content does the CWLS focus on? (Raiding, trials, dungeons, hunting, roleplaying, etc.)
  • What is the CWLS's playstyle? (Casual, hardcore, semi-hardcore, etc.)
  • What is the CWLS's community like? (Friendly, social, competitive, etc.)

Join A CWLS

Once you've found a CWLS that you're interested in joining, you can contact the CWLS leader or an officer to request an invite. You can also use the in-game Party Finder to join a CWLS.
To join a CWLS using the Party Finder,
  • Open the Party Finder.
  • Select the "Cross-world Party Finder" tab.
  • Click on the "Search Party" button.
  • In the "Search Conditions" window, select "Cross-world Linkshell" from the "Category" drop-down menu.
  • Click on the "Search" button.
A list of CWLSs that are recruiting new members will be displayed. Click on the name of a CWLS to view more information about it. To join the CWLS, click on the "Join Linkshell" button.
If you're accepted into the CWLS, you will receive a notification. To accept the invite, click on the notification.
Once you've joined a CWLS, you can start communicating with your members and getting involved in the CWLS's activities.
Here are some additional tips for finding and joining a CWLS,
  • Read the CWLS's description carefully before joining. This will help you to understand the CWLS's focus, playstyle, and community.
  • Don't be afraid to ask questions about the CWLS before joining. The CWLS leader or officers should be happy to answer your questions.
  • Be respectful of the CWLS's rules and expectations.
  • Be active in the CWLS and participate in its activities.
By following these tips, you can find and join a CWLS that's right for you and get the most out of your FFXIV experience.

Tips And Tricks For Using CWLS

Managing Your CWLS Members

As a CWLS leader, it's important to manage your members effectively. Here are a few tips,
  • Set clear rules and expectations -Your members should know what behavior is acceptable and unacceptable in your CWLS. You can set these rules in the CWLS description or in a dedicated CWLS chat channel.
  • Be active and engaged -Communicate regularly with your members and participate in CWLS activities. This will help to build a strong community and keep your members engaged.
  • Be fair and impartial -When dealing with member issues, be fair and impartial. Make sure to hear both sides of the story before making a decision.
  • Be flexible and adaptable -Things don't always go according to plan, so be flexible and adaptable. Be willing to change your rules or expectations if necessary.

Using CWLS To Make New Friends

Using CWLS To Make New Friends slideshow
Using CWLS To Make New Friends slideshow
CWLS are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Here are a few tips,
  • Be friendly and welcoming -Introduce yourself to new members and welcome them to the CWLS.
  • Participate in CWLS activities -This is a great way to get to know your members and build relationships with them.
  • Be helpful and supportive -Offer help to new members with quests, dungeons, and other challenges.
  • Be yourself -Don't try to be someone you're not. Just be yourself and let your personality shine through.

Avoiding Common CWLS Pitfalls

Here are a few common CWLS pitfalls to avoid,
  • Being too strict or too lenient -It's important to find a balance between being too strict and too lenient with your members. If you're too strict, you'll risk driving members away. If you're too lenient, you'll risk creating a chaotic and unenjoyable environment.
  • Not communicating with your members -It's important to communicate regularly with your members and keep them updated on CWLS events and activities. If you don't communicate with your members, they're more likely to become inactive or leave the CWLS.
  • Being inactive or disengaged -If you're not active or engaged in your CWLS, your members will lose interest and leave. Make sure to participate in CWLS activities and communicate regularly with your members.
  • Not having clear rules and expectations -Your members should know what behavior is acceptable and unacceptable in your CWLS. If you don't have clear rules and expectations, your CWLS is more likely to become chaotic and unenjoyable.
By following these tips, you can avoid common CWLS pitfalls and create a successful and thriving CWLS.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Free Trial Players Join Linkshells?

Free Trial Players can join a Linkshell or Cross-World Linkshell if invited but cannot create a new Linkshell or Cross-World Linkshell during the Free Trial. Free Trial Players cannot create or join a Free Company during the Free Trial.

Is FF Online Free To Play?

This is a free trial version of the game that will allow you to play free as your favorite FINAL FANTASY class up to level 60. If you wish to continue beyond level 60, please purchase the full version of the game on Steam. Several game features are restricted for the Free Trial.

How Much Of Ffxiv Is Free?

The entire base game and first expansion are available to play for free, with some restrictions: Free trial players are capped at level 60 (vs. level 90 in Endwalker), can only create one character per world (server) and have restrictions on in-game trading and commerce.

Conclusion

Cross world linkshells (CWLS) are a valuable tool for FFXIV players who want to connect with each other, coordinate content, and make new friends. CWLS allow players from different worlds on the same data center to join the same linkshell, making it possible to communicate and party with friends who are not on the same world.
CWLS are especially useful for players who want to join a community of players who share their interests, such as raiding, hunting, or roleplaying. CWLS can also be used to coordinate content, such as raids, trials, and dungeons.
As players navigate the process of creating, naming, and inviting members to their CWLS, they are essentially weaving the threads of a digital community, one linkshell at a time. Through judicious selection of names and thoughtful invitations, they foster an environment that resonates with purpose and mutual respect.
Cross-World Linkshells have breathed new life into the Final Fantasy XIV experience, offering a testament to the power of connectivity and the enduring spirit of camaraderie. Through CWLS, players embark on a journey that transcends worlds, creating memories that will endure long after the final battle cry has sounded. It is, without a doubt, a game-changer for FFXIV players, and a beacon guiding the way to a future of boundless adventures and enduring friendships.
Overall, CWLS are a great way to enhance your FFXIV experience. If you're not already in a CWLS, I encourage you to join one or create your own.
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