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The irConnection!

Seeing how FM's are currently being debatable with my hosting company, we've decided to move things to an temp alternative for messaging others in real time and using an old alternative source thats been always available to us, thats right the IRC Network! For those unaware IRC is the name of the or...

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.hack//Giveaway!

Click here and enter to win! Thats right folks! The moment has finally arrived where we hold an event where you the loyal viewers at home have a chance to win a grand prize! And not no ord..

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Welcome to The World!

For those who haven't been on today, yes .hack//Integral has re-released the long overdue RPG System and Avatar System to the site. We like to introduce our new comers on how this all adds up.

Here we use the RPG System and Avatar system to manage the role-playing. By default you must create you...

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Founding a .hack WebRing

For those who are unaware a WebRing is a group of websites linked together by topic or interest, in which our case of course would be the dothack series. I am making a propsition here today offering the gather of all if not majority of the dothack fan sites, message boards, and even blogs to come to...

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[Friday Feature, and Down Time]

I just want to let everyone know, that I will be out of town till August 20th. Thus if the server goes down, there is not much I can do about it (though I will try my best to figure out some way in the next 3 hours till I leave).

Also...

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Event has begain!

And the event is out! Please note the scedual of the event:
Tuesday- Event begins, doungeon compleated. Please remember to update.
Wed- Fishing Event (5PM-7PM)
Thurs- Grunty Racing Event (5PM-7PM)
Friday- Enter the Abyss quest opens

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New Class: Fighter

The fighter class is up.
Fast, powerful, and strong, they are not ones to mess with.
The fighter class, also has the power to turn into a were wolf.
To do so, type in /wolf to change. Then, type in /man to change back.

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jstacko

 

Vacation!

Okay! As of today, I'm going to be on vacation for a little under two weeks. This means that moderation, technical help, etc. may be a little slow.

This does not mean that you can feel free to ignore the rules for two weeks. I will have regular Internet access. Other moderators are also watching, and if I hear of anyone trying to take advantage of the slower moderation, bad things will be happening. Just saying.

Kesseki

Kesseki

 

This morning's downtime

Sorry about that. There were some major power problems in the building which houses our provider's core routers; although the server itself remained running, it had no connection to the Internet for about five hours this morning.

(I'll archive this announcement later on today.)

Kesseki

Kesseki

 

.hack//Dusk icons!

celebrated the release of the first .hack//Dusk DVD with the infamous .hack//Dusk Drinking Game. Now, for the release of the second disc, Mireille and I present the following.



And, of course, from the "their love is so accidental" department:



Feel free to use these, just please give credit if you're asked where they came from. Also, please download them and re-upload them to your own Web space, rather than linking to them directly. Thanks!

Kesseki

Kesseki

 

Update and server move

I've updated the board software to the latest version of phpBB, and have moved everything over to a spare server. This should fix a few bugs, as well as the slowness that we've had recently. The board had grown large enough that our main server, which is more stable but older, was having trouble handling the database under load.

Kesseki

Kesseki

 

The World Part C

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...........

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The World Part B

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.
Further Explaination
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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
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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
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The format must include the following
Name:
Class:
Level: 1
Weapon:
Armor:
Appearance:
And optional >>
History of Character:
Person behind the Character:
Photo Link: http://
Alias's:
Starting Partners: (limit to 3 only)
Example
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And they should look something similar to this
Name: Shadow
Weapon: Crossfade Blade of Darkness
Class: System adminstration in the form of a Blademaster
Level: 1
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

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The World Part A

READ BEFORE POSTING... About how it started
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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. Basics
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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. Rules
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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!
Further Explaination
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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. Rule #3455465
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?" New Rules
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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.

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Happy Birthday TWBBS! 1 Year Old Baby!

*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.

Namine

Namine

 

Babble Board Gone

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.

Thank you all for your understanding

Kesseki

Kesseki

 

Another plea to advertize.

Advertise the site, I'll give ya something once I get back from Otakon. Maybe a .hack thingie. Just get as many users as possible. Make sure they tell you who refereed them in the welcome thread.

Namine

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