The role-playing community thrives in Final Fantasy 14. While some data centers have a bigger RP presence than others, you can find the perfect place to spend an evening or two on any server, both that you know where to look.

Konata Moe opened the doors to the Maid Service Cafe on Hyperion on May 16, 2020. At launch, the cafe had just three members working hard to make a name for themselves for their new location, but with the support of friends and gamers sharing the same ideas, it has since grown in size and popularity with no signs of slowing down.

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As a huge anime fan from a young age, Konata fell in love with the idea of ​​maids after watching Fairy Tail, with Virgo’s character becoming a favorite. This led her to hope to one day open her own maid cafe, which would later come true in Final Fantasy 14.

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“In 2019, I was in business college and my goal was to open my own cleaning cafe after I graduated,” Konata tells me. “It was the year I started playing Final Fantasy 14 and changed my course in life. I never imagined that a game would make my dream come true.

“After a few months of playing on FF14, I discovered the RP community. I had the chance to visit a few places, but I couldn’t find any maid cafe on the Primal Data Center. So I decided to create my own, inspired by @home cafe — a maid cafe from Japan — and the anime Blend S.”

Creating a maid service meant jumping through the usual hoops – Konata had to create a free business, save enough gil to afford an FC house, then pray that she could find free land to buy. Luckily, her artistic talents helped fund the house through trade commissions, and she was especially lucky to score a lot in just two days. Due to the growing size of the team and clients, the venue has since been modernized and moved to larger plots more than once.

Konata tells me that the Maid Service has achieved its dream in more ways than one. Not only did she eventually succeed in starting her own maid cafe, but it helped her improve her art enough to make a career out of it. “Thanks to all the art I had to create to integrate Gil into the game to improve Maid Service, I was able to improve my skills and believe in the possibility of working full time as an artist. The maid café became just a hobby and pen nib was eventually a career.

Taking inspiration from Japan’s popular maid cafes, Konata has made sure that Maid Service offers everything you’d expect: lovely maids and butlers are there to serve you, there’s tasty food prepared with love, and there is always the chance to make new friends.

“In Japanese maid cafes, you may notice that they use the term ご主人様 [Goshujin-sama] refer to visitors,” she tells me. “So at Maid Service, we decided to use the translation of this term, which is Master. Non-sexist term.

“Some of our staff possess great ‘moe power’, giving them the skills to bless Master’s orders with love. Each housekeeper and butler has their own way of brightening your day. You can also order our special Omelette and ask for a nice design on it with our special red sauce.

When it comes to the RP community, it can sometimes be difficult for newcomers to find the perfect place to test the waters, with many feeling overwhelmed by the more hardcore venues. However, Maid Service offers a safe working environment which ensures that it is beginner-friendly.

“Hyperion’s maid cafe is designed first and foremost to be welcoming and accessible,” says Tsura, one of the maids. “As such, it is a safe place to work focused on conversation and comfort. Many new players have long struggled to approach roleplaying or are put off by the idea of ​​erotic roleplaying.

“It’s up to the individual player to decide if a character is indeed a separate being with a different personality to fit the role or more of a projection of themselves. Some people are very individual with their character, while other others write entire stories that are isolated from anything even the lore of the game can agree with. The cafe is sort of a midpoint between these two: a place to have a serious conversation Where to help create stories with each other. Because there is no strong pressure to have a particular type of conversation, even something as simple as ordering something can help a player decide if they are comfortable with roleplaying. based on a story and getting used to it.


“I think within the wider role-playing community, the maid cafe is seen as a ‘starting point’ — it’s also good for bringing groups in for the vibe and the pastel colors. This contrasts with many more serious and flashy places that may enforce or encourage a particular set of behaviors or try to come across as “too adult”.

As a result, the Maid Service Cafe is the perfect place for RP newbies and veterans alike, as the team keeps things simple and ensures everyone has fun, regardless of their RP experience. The venue offers regular activities each week, as well as a variety of events throughout the year for guest enjoyment.

“Maid Service was created to be a safe space where people can be themselves and stay comfortable, enjoying the company of charming maids and butlers,” says Konata. “Every visit to the maid cafe should be something to remember. We regularly organize seasonal events that people look forward to.

“There’s nothing more romantic than spending Valentine’s Day with a housekeeper serving up freshly baked cookies for you and your significant other. Or escape the heat with delicious drinks at our house parties. pool in the summer. And make no mistake, our staff might look cute, but they can also get pretty spooky during Halloween. After a long year of hard work, there’s nothing better than getting in on the fun. comfortable with Maid Service under the Christmas tree.”


Sometimes Maid Service teams up with other PR sites to create something extra special, like working with the Lucky 7’s Club for their recent collaborative Pride event. Those who donated to Extra Life as part of the event were entered into a raffle to win one million gil. If you missed this event, there is still plenty to look forward to.

“At the moment, Maid Service is preparing for the summer event, which will be announced with special artwork,” Konata said. “It’s going to be a big pool party with gifts, games and music. The maids and butlers are going to serve orange juice and lemonade to everyone for free, we need to make sure our masters are hydrated.

Thanks to the help and hard work of the staff and the support of the FF14 RP community, Maid Service has become a go-to place on Hyperion. If you want to have some fun with Maid Service, you can check out their Discord and website for more info on opening hours and special events, and you can also check out Konata’s artwork here.

“Maid Service is more than a maid cafe, it’s a home,” says Konata. “Sometimes it’s nice to escape reality and relax with a cup of coffee in a virtual world, or just watch silly movies on our Discord server. Make friends and bond – all in it’s worth it.


“The most amazing thing about the roleplaying community is that everyone has the ability to create their own reality. Giving people the ability to express their creativity in different ways. I think that’s what makes of Final Fantasy 14 such a special game.

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