How to Participate
Please join our Discord to get involved with racing:
- The #how-to-play-races and #race channels will have information about how to join active races. Race rooms for community races are typically opened an hour before the start of the race.
- Community races and events will often require you to stream your race. Please do not turn on any stream delay.
- Please register your twitch stream with the racebot through the !setstream command. (You only have to do this once, unless you’ve changed your Twitch account)
- The restreamer will ask for volunteers to be on the restream. If you would like to volunteer, please have your stream output set to 720p or less, with a bitrate of 2500 or less. Settings higher than that can overly tax the restreamer’s computer and the increased resolution won’t actually show up on the restream.
- The seed is rolled about 10 minutes before the start time using the !ff6wcflags command.
- When you have loaded the seed and are ready to start, use !ready in the race channel.
- Do not discuss the race outside of the #races-spoilers channel while any runner has yet to complete the race.
- Setting your stream to emote only is encouraged while you are in the race.
Special Notes if you are chosen to be a featured runner on the restream:
- Turn off your mic.
- Turn off stream alerts.
- Turn off any stream delay.
- Please have game sounds/music on, if possible.
- Have a save from a previous game loaded and wait on an world map
- The restreamer will let you know when you’re cropped and audio is balanced, and then you can load the seed when it’s available.
- If the restreamer asks you to adjust your sound levels or video output settings, please do so.
- Once you’re cropped, do not change your layout.
- When you have finished the race, keep streaming until the restreamer lets you know you are good to cut.
Volunteering for Restreams
We are always interested in people to help run our event and weekly community race restreams on Twitch. Click here for helpful restreaming resources, including guides for each role.
- Commentators: provide narration, context, and insight for race viewers. Usually 2 for each restream.
- Trackers: record each racers' progress (characters/Espers/dragons found) so that viewers can follow along.
- Restreamers: combine individual racers' streams into a single stream while also managing commentator and game audio volume levels.