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Welcome to Δ Delta Server: Mac Anu
Now you all have just entered the first root town for your very first time. This game has just been established world wide and everyone is new to the concept of this game. And the first thing on everyone's minds is what is my purpose, who am I, where do I go, should I team up? Everyone has basic equipment and starting items, the streets are somewhat empty since not everyone has finished registering for the game and logged in yet. The NPC's are beginning to load up before you and you see new items that cost waay too much with your starting money right now. You step away from the Choas Gate looking back at it curisouly and then going down the steps seeing more. And now the story begins...........
UPDATED: Janurary 23rd 2004
Character Class Info
Blade Master: Good balence between strength and speed. Good at one on one battles with any opponent. There strength lies in their skill. The more time and experience they have dictate their effectiveness.
Twinblade: Uses 2 wrist style blades. Sneaky and Stealthy, this user swiftness and speed is their key to accomplish any task.
Heavy Blade: Still very swift but uses a large blade to defeet its enimes. Most of their attacks begin with a spin to get the blade up to speed and power.
Heavy Axe: Gives up speed for power. Uses all types of axe's. Very slow but good agiant enimes with high HP. They have given up the ability to attack multiple enimes for the ability to give out major damage on a single enemy.
Longarm: Excellent in battles with many opponents. Attacks are swift and mercilise. They are very fast and posess lots of strength to wield their weapons. Also the archer class.
Wavemaster: Excelled in magic, this user has the power of all elements. Able to summon elemental creatures, this user really has no physical strength and rarely travels alone and most often with any weapon class.
Fighters: Class based upon relying on their fists for combat. Able to move with great speed and strong enough to brawl against a stone and shatter it into pieces.
Werewolves: Users whom are able to decuise themselves as harmless wolves or bestial wolves depending upon the users choice. These users are much like the fighters class but are only faster in their wolf forms.
There are no classes that use fists, they all solely depend upon their weapons, skills, and magics. Wavemaster depend upon their magic. Though they do have staffs, its not as effective as their magic. Wavemasters are excelled in healing powers as well. Though all classes for that matter should stock up on healing items. And some classes other than skills, have magics. However its only like physical stats ie. strength up. All weapons in this world have no durability, therefore you can move about without worrying about the durability. Weapons can be enchanted as in the weapon is on fire. Though weapons do give new skills and magic for the user. Also when unequiping them, they also take back what magic or skills they gave you. Remember this is not my unsuccessful combination of .hack and Ragnarok, this RP will not have stats. However, it will have LV's and thats it. The levels will be determined by me or the admins here at the forum. I do plan to get involved this time. Even though my class in this RP is system admistrator, I will announce contests and events. Also I'm am making my class system administrator, run much like that of Blade Master, so I will join you all in this. There will be no special or official guilds. You may however start party groups or clans and call yourselves whatever.
"Wings": For those that missed this in the main rules, your character may NOT have a full set of wings like Balmungs, but short wings like Subaru's, no exceptions.
Rules about .hack Character
Your character can NOT be any .hack series character, obviously they have been taken and you won't be playing as anyone. Though if you do care about them so much then you may claim to have seen them or on occasion chat with them but you may NOT party with them. You may use them as a source of information such as Wiseman. You may not say you have their weapons, ie Mimiru's Sword.
The format must include the following
And optional >>
History of Character:
Person behind the Character:
Photo Link: http://
Starting Partners: (limit to 3 only)
And they should look something similar to this
Weapon: Crossfade Blade of Darkness
Class: System adminstration in the form of a Blademaster
Armor: Royal Armor
Appearence: High class armor mail and has dark angel like wings. Check out my avatar for somewhat of an idea of what my face features look like.
Now you can start your charater in a new topic here in this section
READ BEFORE POSTING...
About how it started
Well I have greatly gotten addicted to the newly dubbed anime .hack//sign and Liminality and the fansubed Dusk aka Twilight Bracelet. I felt like starting an rp based upon that of The World. In short, The World is a fictional Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game (MMORPG). In The World, you can select a character class, regisiter, login, and play. Though in this version, there are no head visors or game pads, since this is a message boards, all you have is the keyboard infront of you and your imagination. Though I will make this as graphical as possible for those who never seen any of the series of .hack and I like all RPG games, will have a background music playing. The character classes are Blade User, Heavyblade, Longarm, Twinblade, Heavy Axe, and Wavemasters. You'll need that to register in this topic and then you can start playing in the story topic. In the world there are a few things you'll need to know.
1) Once you play, you will always start in the server towns also called Root Towns.
2) To visit another server town, dungeon, or field you need to use the Chaos Gates which are located only in the Root Towns.
3) Grunties are a crossbreed between a pig and a cow. They will be your sourse of travel only on fields due to their vast size.
4) You won't start out with a full grown Gruntie, you'll have an infant in which you'll need to raise and feed. But you can determine what type it\'ll grow to.
5) Only the system administrator (Myself and the other admins here), will start contests and events. And will be the only one to post background musics for this RP.
6) The party system is allowed, however only 3 users per party.
7) To exit a dungeon, you must use your Spirit Ocarina's. To exit a field, you can gate out, when not in a battle.
8) No one can act as a NPC such as a merchant.
9) Trading amongst each other is permitted.
10) This is mostly considered medievel times, so no modern or superweapons. Only a sword type or staff weapons are allowed.
11) Only Wavemasters can use staffs and mostly depend upon thier magic and summons.
12) Other classes can use magic and summons by means of an item.
13) Healing may become a neccessity.
14) Magic skills may be used by weapon users.
15) No godmodding, no one can become superior, you all just started as of now.
16) Dungeons have rare items at the end.
17) You each start out with how much you have here at the boards and at Level 1.
18) And finally, the first Root Town you'll start in is called Mac Anu.
1) All basic level 1 equipment.
2) Everyone starts at level 1 form that the admins decide what your level is.
3) At this time no one has anything special for the fact and sake of arguement we've all just started, therefore no one can say my character has been playing before their post.
4) Again we've just started, so we all have basic equipment, nothing worth selling nor bragging about. Later on you may buy, win, or find an enchanted weapon.
5) I guess thats alright if you choose to. However I won't be apart of offline relationship and or affairs. My powers are only in the game.
6) Yes I will be joining, I'll be much like that of Balmung from .hack. He's a character and at the same time a representative of the adminsitration.
7) All fields are random. When you choose to go to a field, stand before the chaos gate and say 3 random words. Then from there you may choose what the field is like. The fields may be of any climate regions with any weather. The words make up places, the same words will get you to the same place. Different combinations of words will get you different places.
8) We'll be here in Mac Anu for awhile and most monsters levels in this server range from 1 to 20.
9) It's not permitted to kill each other, though there are some magic effects that monster can casts that'll confuse your player. Stuff happens.
10) We're all broke! You must do quests or kill monsters and sell the items dropped to gain some dinero!
Specific Places: Later on different servers will be introduced which will carry more shops also contests will be held at certain fields which will be announced.
Dying: If you die by a monster or status effect such as burn or poisin then you loose your expierence for that post and that post only. Then you will return back to the root town which you were last in.
If you are in a party and died, then you are in an inactive/uninvolvement state or ghost until a party member resurrects you and you loose no experience. If by chance all of your team members die as well, then each of you loose your experience for that post and that post only.
Currency: The money system in this game is called GP, Gold Points. And you all start out with 100 GP. You determine how much you make, however don't go overboard saying you found or made 1,000,000,000 GP in one post, be reasonable and don't go in and say "Wow I killed and monster and I receieved 34526542365642654 GP".
Weapons: I have no intention what so ever to use actual item names from the games or series. But if you wish to go by those names feel free. However to make things clear cause I had a problem with this before. Your first item that you state in your character stats must sound basic and easy to get. If it sounds advance or expensive the admins have a right to delete it on the spot and you'll be start with nothing! I'm serious, make it sound basic, then after posting in the main topic after awhile you have the right to find or buy a newer and better item, but you must post that you got it in your post. Like, "ohh look what this monster drop" or "Yay! I finally saved enough GP to buy an item from the item shop". You get the idea,...I hope.
Fairy Orbs: These items are used to locate all monsters on the field, good for if you wish to avoid battle. Also is used as a map for dungeons.
Mac Anu: Mac Anu is the first root town that we all start out in first, no exceptions, and you can\'t start in a dungeon or field. It's strictly Mac Anu and from there you can go onto fields and dungeons. The surrondings of this town is a water based city much like that of Rome. There are boats to get arround, and there are sidewalks to walk on, and bridges to cross the water.
Grunties: If you choose to raise one then you'll start out with a baby grunite, no exceptions. All your gruntie stats are at 0, you'll have to increase each category by feed them a variety of foods. The foods can be found in dungeons and fields. The baby gruntie can not do anything but talk with you.
Once it reaches a certain level, then I'll grow into an adult grunite. At this time you can trade with your gruntie. Or for the best part, when on fields you can call out your gruntie and ride it in means of not getting into battles. The grunties can not go into dungeons.
Naming your grunty's: I don't have problem with you naming your grunty's or whatever, however you may NOT make up a new type of grunty breed; the breeds are: Aqua, Bony, Iron, Milky, Noble, Poison, Rock, Snaky, and Wood grunty. What type of grunty's allowed in each server will be announced when a new server is available.
Growth: You must have stated you have a grunty and feed it once a day in real time for 1 whole week in real time.
This applies to the Story topic, No 1 sentence or short spam posts
The last time I made this RP at my old forum, everyone just spammed the whole way saying things like this "Hey whats up (last poster name here)."
Not uh, not here, I want something half or more than the rules I stated above per post! :evil:
Or at least more than 3 sentences of talk and actions.
Appearance "Wings": No one's character appearance may include full wings like Balmungs, but I'll let you and everyone else use short wings like Tera and Subaru. I may pull a "Decendants of Fianna" and make a contest and have character moddel with full wings as the prize.
NPC's: No one can be them, nor act like a semi Phase such as Mia, however you may claim to have spotted one, but you may not say you went and attacked and defeated them unless we say its an event.
Wandering AI's: Again, no one can be them except for the admins only here of this forum.
Sense of Touch: Can you feel things?, Yes it'll be like in .hack//Dusk, not like in .hack//SIGN how Tsukasa felt things. No one can be comatosed and play it like she did.
Starting Items: No not weapons or armor, items like potions and stuff will not be provided when you start. You must aquire them on your own and post that you aquired them by means of trading, buying, or monster item drop. That way no one will be shocked in saying "Where did you get that?"
Read EVERYTHING in the above post and all the other topics here in this section that dont say [Character]
For the most common rules that everyone seems to be missing are:
NO Signatures when posting, uncheck the box that's about submit when replying
NO One liners, one sentence spam or single word post
Refrain from doing one on one chat with your partners, allow other users to post too
NO .hack character names or features for your characters
Dont ask to have special powers like Data Drain, those will be event items given from the admins to you guys only
Read the rules on about creating your character CAREFULLY
And anything else that the other admins feel poses as a problem will be added here.
*Sounds Trumpets* Today is the one year anniversary of The World BBS! Thanks to all the admins and moderators who stayed with us throughout the year. Lets hope this momentum continues for another year.
As of this evening, we've made the difficult decision to get rid of the Babble Board. I know that it will be missed, but this forum is, after all, meant for discussion of .hack. We've been asking people to cut down on off-topic posts a great deal over the past few weeks, and even after forcibly closing most of the old threads, there has been no appreciable difference.
Needless to say, please don't use the other boards for off-topic discussion - it should be taken elsewhere, or to IRC.
The descriptions and rules for these boards have just changed, and are now a bit simpler. The General Discussion forum is now for any .hack-related topic that doesn't fit elsewhere, and the Babble Board is for anything and everything that's not specifically related to .hack.
Due to stress/Spring break coming up, you all know I'm going to West Palm Beach, FL for a week starting next Friday. I will not be able to do any work on the site, as it would require me to do massive...
For those of you who have been waiting: according to Anime on DVD, volume 1 of .hack//Dusk is scheduled for release on May 25th, in both standard ($29.98) and limited ($49.98) editions. The limited edition will include an artbox and the .hack//Dusk soundtrack CD, plus a promotional card from .hack//Enemy.
The Right Stuf has current pre-order prices of $22.49 and $37.49 for the regular and limited editions, respectively. Apparently there's also a larger plush puchiguso available...@_@
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If you're reading this, you're on the new server! All of the Web sites that I host are being moved over to a much better machine, and as one of the largest and busiest, .hack//INFO is the first.
I've tested things fairly thoroughly, and it looks like they're working perfectly, with a definite speed boost. If you see any problems or unusual behavior, just let me know.
Also, the board rules have finally been consolidated into one long but simple document, which I'll be posting shortly. This should make it much easier to read all of the rules, as they're no longer spread about the board in multiple posts.
Great news, I've successfully upgraded the sites bandwidth. Sorry for the small downtime. Everything should be back to normal with the site and forums. If you see any parts of the site or BBS acting up, please drop me an email
A milestone for the BBS has been reached, 100 members! If you haven't allready registered, what are you waiting for? .hack//info center's BBS is the #1 community regarding .hack. Not only are our members polite, but they come up with great ideas for threads and informative replys to topics (no spam!). If you have a question regarding the anime, .hack games or card game, ect, it will most likely be answered quickly and correctly. If you're sick of talking about .hack, post in the off-topic forum. .hack//info center's BBS has it all.
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Thanks to our friends at http://www.cyberconnect2.jp and OrangeSlice, I have uploaded 499 .hack fan-pics. Please note that all fan-pics are protected by their respected creators. I DO NOT OWN ANY OF THE FAN-PICS. By clicking on the link below you understand that if requested to do so, you MUST delete the pics from your hard-drive.
Toycom will be releasing two 6' inch action figures of Mimuru and Subaru from .hack//sign. The figures (pictured below) have a suggested retail price of $11.99 each and due to ship sometime in December. No word if Toycom will bring additional .hack//sign characters to the United States.
Over the past few days, I have learned that .hack//quarantine (the final volume of the games) will indeed be out in February, and that quaratine will have some kind of chat feature, which will be vital to the plot. The chat feature will enable you to send messages to your party members offline or on another server. And of course there will be new weapons to attain and mini-quests. Quarantine will be the the hardest out of the bunch, so be prepared come Feb. 2004! More info will be posted as it becomes available.
As of yesteday, the 5th volume of .hack//sign (uncovered) is available to own on DVD. Hurry up and grab the limited edition DVD package, which includes a CD Collector's Box to hold ALL the .hack//SIGN CD soundtracks. Only 15000 will be produced.