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Future of .hack and Integrability

As some of you may been aware, Kite (aka Kyomi) had officially stepped down from staff altogether due to inactivity and real life focus. With that, ownership reverted back to me but I too have been dealing with the same. However, I have been working in the background amongst many other dothack site's including this one and others you may still be apart of. One of the main organizations of bridiging the site's has been The Dothack Network. A tool to unite all status of the remaining dothack sites. Kite (Kyomi) had been posting Integrability updates onto the Dothack Network official Facebook page with every update. However it netted no new traffic here. Many disbelief Integrability's constant hard resets obviously. The current reset was once again a choice; a choice to bridge the future installments of TheWorld onto our site to open up new opportunities, which really didn't take off. The old site which heavily focused on R2 exclusively still remains intact http://forum.dothack.org/backup08-25-2014/index.php And since we switched to this place, we been importing content over. And the real major reason we switched to this new site was for preparation for the forum software's next major update, version 4.0. While we had all preparations set, activity seemed to have still died off entirely on everyone's part. As I mentioned, I been one of the force behind in the background at Dothack Network, originally started as a growing Facebook community with 1,400 likes and a frequent update, with tons of feedback from people like you. I had attempted to create a solid website for the cause; showcasing old site's past and present but Wordpress had limited interaction and since the domain was http://network.dothack.org not many people knew of it or how to get to it. Integrability has always been located in the subdomain /forums/ and the parent home dothack.org has been pretty much unused as a place holder to take you to the forums. Therefore I began a new website for Dothack Network. Hiroshi Matsuyama the CEO of CyberConnect2 has consistently stated the desire to continue persuit of the .hack series; but their publisher BandaiNamco seems to have other priorities still with the Naurto franchise from CC2 and little to no interests with their license with .hack, and as such Hiroshi has stated we the fans need to make our voices heard towards BandaiNamco Games as much as how the Tales of fans did back when Tales of had a drought after Tales of Destiny 2 prior to Tales of Symphonia which took the series on thereafter. All this has been recollected at the latest Facebook update https://www.facebook.com/dothacknetwork/posts/586178558183690 And with that, gave purpose to the archiving of all things dothack. The blogs section ( http://www.dothack.org/blogs/ ) holds a special home to the old and current .hack fan sites progress and updates. The downloads section holds dozens of fan favorite files from the past and present. And the gallery (while at this time is broken in thumbnail mode, easily fixed by switching to show as list) holds many of the screenshots of various dothack projects and fansites as well as cosplayers and other dothack exclusive content. At this time, the site used all the old predaccessors of Integrability as it's foundation i.e. members, profiles, post counts, join dates, and other hidden gems. But that's all where the content imports as Dothack Network was meant to be a neutral and brand new seperate project altogether. And while there is an RP section, it is unrelated towards Integrability; nor is it the focus of the site. And with that, there is little to no non-dothack related content available. But be reminded, this new site is a complete work-in-progress in both it's content and software. We are working closely with the developers of the new forum software in bug testing ( http://community.invisionpower.com/profile/110967-insydius/content/ ) as this site is NOT a stable release of the upcoming forum software (like the thumbnail issue in gallery). While we were hopeing to continue working with the developers in testing before a final public release was made available; we realize the .hack community continues to seperate and die out with smaller projects disappearing frequently. Therefore it has become amicable for us to get word out of this project as early as possible to rally fans together to press on towards BandaiNamco's front doors and get this series return back from the dead like how Tales Of successfully re-emerged. Sincerely,
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August 2014 Integrability Updates

Extra, Extra! Read all about it! News from the offline homefront, fresh off the press! It would seem things are just beginning to heat up in the offline roleplay with the addition of a few old, but new faces added to the fold such as Piros the Third and Tsunami Silver Dragon who have rejoined our ranks, among others who have returned. On top of that it seems things have taken a crazy turn for one of our players, Kite, who seems to have gotten a message from a man who she would call a ghost and a job oppourtunity from the last person she'd have ever expected! Nutty, huh? Be sure to follow along and get all the details as they unfold in the Offline Roleplay! http://forum.dothack.org/topic/2336-offline-north-america/?view=getnewpost Sadly however, there is a bit of tragic news; 3v1Lt33N!37iFf's character Tiffany passed away due to complications from her icy fate in the cold grips of the AIDA virus after 14 years of being a part of the roleplay. She will be remembered, and missed dearly. As they say though, with the ending of one chapter comes the beginning of a new one. Who knows what might be in store for us! Make sure to follow along and find out. In other news, News Capture's Mitsuki Yoshida released a new report giving details that might shed some light on what is happening at CC Corporation and the mysteries behind "The World" R:2. This was the report:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://forum.dothack.org/topic/2985-mysterious-server-failures/#entry48703 In a recent mass email to all users of The World, CC Corporation stated that the servers have been taken offline for an indefinite amount of time due to technical difficulties. An interview had provided an explanation. There had been a malfunction with the cooling system, which inadvertently caused their entire system to overheat. When asked how all of there servers could have the same malfuction, they began to change the subject.
 
Unfortunately, CC Corporation seems unsure as to what damage, if any, this has done to the data that is stored on these servers. However they quickly promised to release more information as they continue their investigation and assessment. Users of the popular online title can only lay in wait, and hope for the best.
 
This has been Mitsuki Yoshida for News Capture, signing off. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Certainly strange indeed! What could CC Corporation be up to? Why give us such a weak excuse? Could it perhaps be the real reason? We'll just have to wait and find out! Until then keep checking back as we cover news on "The Twilight" and the Offline Roleplay as it progresses!

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Special Update - The Mystery of "The World" R:2

Dear, Since "The World" R:2 roleplay officially ended we here at Integrability have been sifting through the wreckage, trying to figure out the cause, or something that would lead us to a reason for its untimely end. Sadly those answers are harder to come by than first expected. However, it seems as if CC Corporation is once again faithfully on the case!
 
We decided to message CC Corporation regarding the matter and we were able to get this reply back:
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Subject: Re: Unexplained issues logging into "The World" R:2?
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Dear Patron of "The World",
 
We regret to inform you that, due to technical difficulties, all of our servers have been taken offline for the time being. More information will be made available as we investigate the cause of these issues. We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused.
 
Thank you for your continued patronage to The World
 
Sincerely,
CC Corporation ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Hopefully this means that we will hear more about what exactly happened soon. Until then though make sure that you cement your role in what is to come in the official offline roleplay (See "Link 1" below). Be sure to also keep checking back for news about the strange events surrounding "The World" R:2 and the new upcoming roleplay "The Twilight"!
 
Until then! Link 1: http://forum.dothack.org/forum/102-log-out/

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Special Update - The Official End of "The World R:2"

Good Morning! I would like to officially announce that as of now the Online part of the roleplay has been ended to make way for the upcoming roleplay that we will be host to very soon codenamed "The Twilight." If you roleplay here on Integrability you still will be able to post as usual here (see link 1) in the Offline section of our roleplay until we launch "The Twilight" roleplay in the coming months. Make sure to take this opportunity to progress your character's personal background story, explore new elements of the roleplay, and meet up with friends from all across "The World." Just keep in mind that all of the Online servers for "The World" are no longer postable, and that unless otherwise given permission your Offline character will not display any adverse affects as a result of being force logged out. Otherwise enjoy yourselves and get as much as you can out of progressing your Offline character's background to make for a rich, well-rounded, character! Make sure to check out this roleplay post here (see link 2) for details on what has happened so far. Be sure also to check back with us frequently to get the latest and greatest news updates on "The Twilight" as we move closer to our launch date! See you in "The World" soon! Link 1: http://forum.dothack.org/forum/102-log-out/
Link 2: http://forum.dothack.org/topic/2734-ω-warring-city-lumina-cloth/page-8#entry48640

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July 2014 Integrability Updates

Hello! Guess what time it is? I'll wait........... Guessed yet? No? Well let me tell you! It's Peanut But- Ah, just kidding. So, even though it's been a while since the last update it's July 2014 and time for your jam packed Integrability Update! Let's get started shall we? We've got quite a few things going on at Integrability this month, but first let me take this opportunity to introduce myself: My name is Kite and I am the new Lead Administrator of Integrability. I myself am a huge fan of the .hack series – I've seen quite a few of the anime, played most of the games, roleplay at Integrability, and of course avidly follow any project relating to the franchise. Other than that I've been with Integral on and off for several years now, I'm a gamer girl, I love computers, I'm a huge anime fan, and I'm aspiring to becoming a Graphic Designer specializing in both Game Design and Animation. Integral is a big passion of mine, and I'm just happy that I was given a chance to due right by the old girl. But enough about me – Onto the big announcements! Of course if you've been to Integrability lately you've seen the new look that we are sporting, but more importantly we are proud to announce that we are now the official host and partner of the .hack//frägment Project. If you aren't aware of what the .hack//frägment Project is, basically the story goes that an mmorpg was made by CyberConnect2 for “The World” in the form of a Playstation 2 title named “.hack//frägment” which was released on November 23, 2005. It was very popular, and the servers stayed up for two years following the release of the game but with no English or European releases in sight. On top of this unfortunate fact sadly on January 18, 2007 the online service, despite having such popularity, was ended leaving the once vibrant .hack//frägment both stuck as a Japanese and offline only title. However, it was not done for just yet! Coldbird, a very talented programer, with his amazing crew picked up the game and made it their goal to realize not only an English version of the game, but also to bring the game back online so that everyone could experience the .hack//frägment the way it was meant to be experienced. That idea and drive turned into what we know now as the .hack//frägment Project, and after a year and a half of work he and his team finally made a major breakthrough, introducing the .hack//frägment open beta. Not only were they able to translate a good portion of the game, but they were able to bring .hack//frägment back online through reverse engineering, cracking, and coding. Because of that massive, passionate, effort we at Integrability want to extend our best wishes to Coldbird and his crew, and thank them for choosing us as their partner to see this project through. So be like us at Integrability and come by to show your support for the .hack//frägment Project and make “The World” ours once again! In other news, Integral has been host to some of the most amazing .hack inspired roleplay experiences to date. After 10 years of amazing, skillful roleplaying on its forums yet again we are turning a page in the book of Integrability and embarking on a new chapter. Moreover, officially this month “The World R:2” will be closing its doors making way for a new roleplay codenamed “The Twilight” to take its place. With the release of “The Twilight” all characters, races, classes, guilds, and GP  from The World R:2 will be reset so that we can start with a new slate in our latest adventure. Not all is lost though – If you currently roleplay on Integrability both your current level and character history will stay with your player so that you can continue on with your story from The World R:2. “The Twilight” promises to be an entirely new ground breaking experience for Integrability, and one that we would love to share with all of you each and every step of the way. So make sure to keep following to stay updated on the latest details as they are released, and of course feel free to make suggestions regarding “The Twilight”. We always appreciate any input that we can get and your undying support. Stay tuned as we get closer and closer to the future of Integrability, the .hack//frägment Project, and Integrability's roleplay! Thanks for reading and see you soon Integrians!

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Integrability Newsletter Special Announcement ".hack//fragment" Update

Hello, For the past few years you may have come across the username Coldbird, the person with the fascination with BandaiNamco's Playstation 2 title .hack//frägment, he had strive to figure and learn the inner workings of where the game wanted to connect to and to see if he could redirect it elsewhere. We'll I'm here to announce, that search has made surprisingly results. Yes folks .hack//frägment's the PS2 title who's server went away back in 2007 and was only available in Japan can now be hosted once again. Development and many tests are being conducted by this team of fans who discovered a means to relocate where the game's disc wanted to connect to. On top of which this team is also attempting to switch out the Japanese database for the game's items, HUD, etc... to English as an added bonus. At this time we want you back Integrability users. We want you to come back home, return to your roots and help us help them spread the word of this progress and announcement. We want to reach all the dothack fans and wake them up to tell them the good news that their 2007 gift can soon be opened by all to share around the world. Where you will someday get to play The World R1 with your friends on a Playstation 2 and as an added bonus, it can even be played on your PC. After much tests, instructions will be distributed on how to obtain the necessary tools to allow your .hack//frägment disc to connect to the online servers and play in English for the first time. Be sure to follow these news live on our Facebook page at Dothack Network. http://www.facebook.com/dothacknetwork We ask that you Like, Follow, Comment, and Share this community and the posts to help us spread the word that .hack//frägment is back! Sincerely,
the Integrability team
http://www.dothack.org/

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November 2013 Integrability Updates

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Sender: CC Corporation
Subject: November 2013 Updates
-------------------------------------   Dear player,   Thank you for your regular patronage of "The World." This is to inform you that you of the recent updates leading up to the month of November 2013. For more details, please direct your client to the Integrability forums.   GM Crim has announced the launch of an event, the Beatdown. Registrations for applicants are being held here. Last month we released a Triedge template for the spirit of Halloween much like last years ChimChim template. How many of you enjoyed this years template carving? Also don't forget that the November avatar sprites are now on sale in the avatar store.
  Terraria and Minecraft both received updates and are currently running the latest builds. Vash, our newest staff member has been leading the production, activity, and events on these two games being ran by our community. Check out both these games on our server IP address integrability.no-ip.org when you enter the server IP.
  Our friends at .hack//Portal have begun production on a 2D style MMO that is .hack inspired, this game is available to download and play at your leisure. The production of this game is being led by Icy Garnet the lady administrator of the community and shared on the message board at dothackportal.com/forums. She is also responsible for the latest homepage update having more features, newer and recent content, and a sharp look. Check all this and more at their homepage dothackportal.com.
  The dothackers.net community is still responsible for development on the .hack//LINK translation project being worked on by JunBansyoya, Kazetrigger, Keii, and Kuukai. A newer build of their works will be available soon, current estimates are early 2014. You can see their progress here at the dothackers community forums at dothackers.net/forums. In addition, their Skype group has grown exponentially in activity and members, and their Steam group has begun. Don't forget that if you play Guilty Dragon the smart phone game, there is active support and members playing.
  Iridium Based has launched a new crowd funding for their 3D MMO with Indiegogo. At the time of this email being sent there is only just 16 days left and they are well on their way to their goals. Their 3D MMO game is also .hack inspired, with textures and assets seen from the game and improved. Check out their developement on their community at forum.iridiumbased.com and be sure to donate to their cause at indiegogo.com.
    Thank you and see you soon!

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Halloween Dothack Carving Template

If you recall, I had released a ChimChim for last years Pumpkin Carving contest. I wanted to make a new template for this year, particularly a grunty, but time and help running an anime convention took time away so I created something real quick, and why not something easy the Triedge sign.

On October 28th Effie, SJ, and myself gathered a few pumpkins, I obviously carved out the Triedge symbol. Only one problem, I didn't print out the template prior to the carving and decided to free hand it with my iPhone picture. Here's the results.


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October 2013 Integrability Updates

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Sender: CC Corporation
Subject: November 2013 Updates
------------------------------------- Dear players, Thank you for your regular patronage of "The World." This is to inform you that you of the recent updates leading up to the month of October 2013. For more details, please direct your client to the Integrability forums. It would not be October if there wasn't any pumpkin carving contest of a ChimChim from the .hack//GU series. With this template, you can print from any printer, cut out along the grey areas, lay the template over your emptied pumpkin and show your love of the ChimChim's. Just don't kick them! Participants of this event will win an achievement along with a month free of extended service on the forum community.
  Along the realm of participation, we have extended the September premium sprites throughout the month of October. These beauties created by our resident and awesome lady-admin Pi for a back to school theme, boast a school uniform for both genders. Be sure to rack up some posts wherever you like and purchase these badies before they go out of season until next year.
  If your creative juices are burning, don't forget that we have our on-going event for the visual talented to participate in to win the best character model wings! But don't let it bother you about what skill level your talents may lie, all participants will win the white and black wings easily by participation alone. Plus holding over all players a rare item that only so few have.
  Well it's been a month that Mac Anu has been "locked". For you RP'ers who have been behind, Mac Anu was attacked by AIDA creatures and Helba of the Crimson Dragons initiated a server reboot making the area inaccessible except to those still stuck in fields. Whereas all players were forced to play in the higher servers, assuming they were high enough level to access them. But we're pleased to announce the beginner root town Mac Anu is back and ready for players to visit.
  Let us not forget the one big game show we host that allows players to break our #1 rule on the community for a decade now. Becoming Dothack! Is back and we had some contestants and we're here today to announce our recent winner of the event. So congrats to Kyomi for winning Kite as her newest character name. Everyone is encouraged to participate in this event should they wish to own a name named after a dothack character.
  And to wrap things up; Edan founder and active administrator at Integrability also known as Insydius on all other dothack sites, will be in the Seattle Washington area attending the anime convention AkiCon this October 25-27th. So if you'd like to meet an admin, be sure to contact him via PM on the forum on how to arrange a meeting if you'll be attending or in the area. Integrability has also rebranded the Independent Gaming Division, a staff team structure the community holds into the Community Game Coordinator. What this is, are leaders of his or her favorite video game would like to volunteer there time in their own favorite game to welcome Integrability community members to play in. For example the Minecraft server we run we have Vashnik who frequents periodically and makes everyone from the site feel welcomed. His time and social construction has allowed members to freely ask him for support, advice, and casual talk around while building in the PC Minecraft world. If you are a member of Integrability and love to assist, welcome, and encourage gamers to play your game be it on the PC, Xbox, Playstation, Mac, 3DS, or mobile device; then consider joining our CGC staff team and let your social gaming friends grow and encourage new players to play with you representatives of Integrability. Thank you and see you soon!

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.hack//Collector

So I'm going to start a new show segment on Integrability's YouTube channel called .hack//Collector, a show dedicated to showcasing each individual dothack memorabilia in each show. Thankfully I have quite the collection myself that I can get a few episodes thrown up each week.

I already have my set getting started. Right now it's just a black matte with a white trifold board as my back drop to eliminate background objects from taking the attention away. I constructed a turn table, as all premade ones I found had a knob at the center or a rod which would have obstructed the stands I have intended to hold up products.

To take steps further, I managed to find several stands which will prove useful in holding up keychains, dolls/plushes, models, DVD/CD disks, and various other irregular objects that look boring when laying down flat normally. These objects are not available yet on my set but will shortly.

I don't exactly have the worlds best camcorder or camera, so I will be using what I got. In this case a cheap $25 double A battery operated camera I picked up at Staples as shown below in the stage set.



Now comes future of this project. It would be interesting to have some cameos from other viewers and staff someday reading off the script narrating the objects. Also I need to paint the turn table I made either all white or all black, not sure which color I want to go with yet. Lighting may be an issue, I haven't shot an episode yet but surely I'll learn more about the situation later. Of course I need everyone's help in spreading word of this project once episodes are uploaded. I may not be able to use audio tracks from the .hack// series in the background due to possible copyright violations, I'll have to look into or read up on this, unless someone already knows the answer for me.

What I'd like to cover are size comparisons, full 360 degree viewing of each object, recommend my suggest retail prices, and places to discover said objects on the internet. I can't say my knowledge is 100% accurate or true, but it's to the best of my knowledge. Everyone's welcome to provide comments and feedback regarding to the setup or my information.

I never done a project like this before nor public speaking. But this is certainly something I definitely want to do since when I started my dothack collection, I never had help or assistance in knowing what's available, what to watch out for, what to look for, how to determine frauds, how much I should be spending, and what to expect through the whole process. I would like others to join in and expand the project with their own YouTube video responses expanding the information I'm providing and their own experiences in pursuing these objects.

Keeping my fingers crossed!            

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June 2013 Integrability Updates

Hello! It is now June and here are your Integrability updates. Becoming Dothack still continues here and the names are still Tsukasa, Mimiru, Subaru, Silver Knight (or Ginkan), B.T., Macha, Kite, Orca, Mia, Mistral, Wiseman, Sanjuro, Terajima, Nuke, Marlo, Rachel. For those unaware, Integrability's #1 rule is new users can not and should not register a username similar or related to a character from the dothack universe. These name are exclusive to participants in the event called Becoming Dothack where you are pinned against all the users of the site who participate to win a name from the dothack universe to be used as your username. A fair and equal means for all to own a name rather than 500 users named Haseo or a variant related to Haseo. And addition to having such a name, and if you happen to be a participant of the Role-Play, you and those with won dothack character names can enter The Net Slums, a hidden forum for non-Becoming Dothack winners. It's a secluded RP forum that's still in-character reserved for winners only. Not even Integrability staff have access unless they won Becoming Dothack. You've seen our awesome forum avatars created by our staff and assembled by our users? Integrability has always been known for it's crazy forum avatar system and not using a traditional you link/upload it to the site forum avatar system most site's use. Surely you asked yourself at one point that you'd like to try making your own without having to actually join the staff team responsible for making them. We heard your inquiries and released the base model pack of our sprite system for you to download and launch in Adobe Photoshop or Paint Tool SAI and try messing with at your own time and allow you to see what you can create here. With this PSD file you can open it and see a generic layering of the sprites in a 250x250 canvas allowing you to create new layers and begin drawing on. So please download and enjoy this gift from us to you and share screenshots of your creations and if you like to go further, ask for positive criticism from our sprite team or your friends on the site about your talents and skills. And if you want to go even further and like what your doing, join our staff team to help release even more content for others to use as their avatars! Do you collect merchandise from the series? Have you seen Integrability administrator Edan's private dothack collection? Ever wonder where to start, or how to continue collecting? We invite you to browse the dothack products checklist we've created on our Wiki site, splitting items off by category and pictures showing off the various dothack collectibles you can discover. Edan has made a few video's showing the latest from his private collection. Not only is our official Minecraft and Terraria servers both always online and available with the same IP name integrability.no-ip.org, but now we've reached out and broaden our selection and community games to play with your peers and friends. Check out the Community Game Center to learn more about the games our users enjoy and how to play with them. Remember to join our Skype public chat group, if your not already in the chat add Insydius on skype and ask to be invited to the chat group. We are very friendly, always sharing a laugh or just to hang out. And lastly, if you ever wish to be apart of our growing staff to help deliver the best content or to lend a helping hand with our friends and family at Integrability, you can always join our staff team to build the next bigger and better Integrability. No experience is ever required, we always want to give everyone who has the aspiration and determination to make a difference a chance with our endeavors and creations. Be sure to check out the list of job postings here to see what's available and needed or to see how you may contribute. See you next time!

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May 2013 Integrability Updates

May the 4th be with you, always! Hello Integrians! It is May and here are your updates on Integrability. Kyomi, a new and upcoming user joins the Sprite and AK teams. CountDOOM won Sakubo in Becoming Dothack. The latest names to win in Becoming Dothack include: Tsukasa, Mimiru, Subaru, Silver Knight (or Ginkan), B.T., Macha, Kite, Orca, Mia, Mistral, Wiseman, Sanjuro, Terajima, Nuke, Marlo, Rachel. Winners of the past and current Becoming Dothack event will be given access to a brand new hidden forum section. Integrability MEME's have begun. A brand new dothack products checklist has been created and moved over to our Wiki site, splitting items off by category and pictures showing off the various dothack collectibles you can discover. Edan has made a few video's showing the latest from his private collection. Our official Minecraft and Terraria servers are both always online, actively, and available with the same IP name integrability.no-ip.org for your gaming entertainment. Last month Integrability launched with a collaboration with other sites the Dothack Network, a news and information providing platform showcasing all the remaining dothack sites in the English community. It works in conjunction with the appropriately named Facebook community page. The site will serve as a testament and organization of locating the right site for you, whereas the community page will allow fans to collaborate and discuss the various sites together. All the while, Integrians continue to share a laugh and talkative daily in our public Skype chatroom. And Edan hits the road visiting staff and fans in Indianapolis, whereas Evilteenietiff does the same in New York. Also former administrator Rego gets married! Now go forth good people of Integrability! Do good! Be creative! Inspire others! Make new friends! Keep old friends close! Find your ambition and be happy like everyone! This is Piroshi signing off!

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Decipher's dothackenemy.com Domain

Looking at the back of my .hack//ENEMY box a particular website dothackenemy.com is clearly shown. However looking into this the site has been returned to the sea of internet domain names a long time ago. Probably around when Decipher the makers of these cards stopped producing them. Then I thought, what are these people who have these cards or just picked them up and want to know more about them and have no reference? Then I realized, I got probably the largest image gallery for dothack; why not purchase dothackenemy.com and link it to the .hack//ENEMY gallery so card owners can see what cards they have and or need. Therefore, I submit to you, the new dothackenemy.com domain!

http://www.dothackenemy.com

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January 2013 Integrability Updates

Welcome to 2013! Hope you all had a great New Years and awesome year in review. In 2012 we saw .hack//Beyond the World in theaters at Japan. The BluRay release of the same title. The hybrid disc containing not only VERSUS, but also the Thanatos Report. We saw the web novel .hack//Bullet, as well as the release of Guilty Dragon on the iOS and Google Play market. CyberConnect2 also developed their present official mascot Mamoru-kun. We saw CyberConnect2 create a catchy pins set called .hack//Puchi, people across the world are collecting these guys. And they re-released .hack//Archives Vol 3 into a smaller paperback format that's much more cost friendly. Overall 2012 had many exciting adventures and we can't wait to see what happens in 2013, maybe some worldwide release hopefully. Taken from my post at Dothack Network! =D Learn how you can help donate so that we may build the greatest fansite showcasing all dothack related websites. Integrability saw a lot of updates and changes through 2012 as well, so much we've decided to put together a timeline marking all our highlights and milestones, check the forum announcements to see the progress of our timeline. At the end December we had two winners of Becoming Dothack, Endrance and Haseo. The downloads section had a few new dothack files uploaded by our users. And this month, January, we have 10 possible new names to win; all from .hack//Beyond the World including the following: Kite (Sora), Balder, Gondo, Dasha, Masaru Seven, Take!, K-Kei, Kusame, Sophia, or Eleanor. So be sure to participate if you wish to win! Check out the latest creations in our Minecraft server at integrability.no-ip.org, special thanks to Vashnik and Akanehzumi for their time and support. And finally, custom sprites are now available with a brand new pricing structure for all suitable needs. From the smallest need to group needs. Check out the latest custom character model schedule for the latest pricing chart and sprite team members who are available to purchase from. This is the staff team signing off!

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Decemeber 2012 Integrability Updates

Merow I'm a grunty-cat! Hello, it's December 2012 and here are you updates *merow* This month we've started out by building the Dothack Network, a Facebook page that hosts and links all remaining dothack websites on the web together. It is run and managed by each web owner of each dothack site. Each owner is free to advertise, share, update, announce, promote anything and everything about their dothack website. So if there's a particular site you want to find, whether it's a 2D The World, a 3D The World MMO, or perhaps a site that translate's some of the Japanese games, then you'll want to hit up Dothack Network. Up at Integrability, we are having a sale on Christmas Character Models. 100% on all Holiday sprites from now and until the end of the year. So head over to our premium wear category and get your festive sprites today! And finally join us on Skype for some fun holiday gathering and chatting *merow* See you next year! ~Grunty the Cat

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November 2012 Integrability Updates

Hault! I'm a toaster! Greetings people of Integrability! It is officially November and here are your Integrability updates! First off let us remind you that you can play Guilty Dragon "The Sin Dragon and Eight Curses" for your Android or iPhone if you have a Japanese account or have downloaded the APK file. Now those of you who may not be as fortunate, there is still the alternate option of downloading BlueStacks the PC and MAC compatible Android emulator to run the APK file and join in on the festivities of playing with your fellow Integrability users. Just remember, Android users can only play with Android users, same goes for iPhone users can play with iPhone users only. Integrability officially launched February 2005, to-date its been 7 years running; with a plethora of predecessors prior to its official start date. We like to thank those who helped donated to the site hosting bills back when we were forced to move to a dedicated hosting plan with our hosting company to supply you with the needed resources to power the former RPG system back in the day. To thank those of you who helped us pay the bills, we decided to give to you a lifetime subscription package plan on our current version of Integrability. With this plan, you gain all the benefits of a monthly/yearly paid subscription user. What that means is everything in your power and abilities is unlimited, unrestricted, infinite, and bountiful. Where normal users gain 1 GP for every post they make, you will make double that amount. Where people have to wait in between posts to make the next, you have none. Where people have to go and re-size their pictures for upload, you can upload any image of any size. You can make 50 million blogs on the site, with 50 million galleries to go with that, you can also download each file in the downloads section 50 million times if you so wish. The World is yours without boundaries and more features are always being considered and added to the plot. We have you to thank for where we are today. We've completely revamped our homepage at the suggestion of Oroton. Rather than displaying the old feeds it once had shown, it now feels more modern and up-to-date displaying new and relevant information. Displaying at the top shows the latest in rare and exclusive rare sprites or events we are hosting. To the right you'll see the latest discussions coming from our Facebook page. Beneath that you'll see random dothack goodies if you are a dothack collector to discover more merchandise available from the dothack franchise. And below that is a block showcasing the latest and newest Achievements you can earn for your account. And as always down the main center you can learn of the latest news from the dothack series exclusively provided by Dothackers.net's homepage. Other recent changes include new spambot prevention to deal with the latest internet terrors. And for you new people just joining us, in your first days of posting at Integrability you will be greeted by automated messages from the site informing you of content you should be aware of to help guide you through our site and community. And for those who haven't joined or just barely joined, will be greeted by a popup designed by our lovely admin lady Pi, as herself, teaching you the basic fundamentals of the site in a cartoon tutorial. Don't forget Integrability boast having hosted it's very own Minecraft and Terraria private servers, both which can be reached by using integrability.no-ip.org to your server lists. And unbeknownst to many of you, the former Integrability MMO 2D PC game is in development once more by a secret group of staff members who are discovering new ways to create a The World for you all to play in. I would personally like to thank Crim, Sieg, and Oroton for participating in the first ever video competition where they had to splice together however they like the videos of Auzre Kite confused as to being Triedge, versus Haseo the Terror of Death. Thank you gentlemen and I do hope you enjoy your rare and exclusive black wings for your Character Models. And closing, don't forget we're always a lovely chatty bunch at the public Skype chat group, contact Insydius on Skype if you wish to be apart of the real time conversations us users bask in daily. And to learn of the latest updates in real time with the rest of us on Skype. In the words of [GM] Sieg.......SIEG ZEON!!!!!!!! - Edan

  P.S. there are many roles of ownership and leadership here at Integrability. If you feel you wish to lend your talents or time with our community and become apart of our growing family, you are more than welcome to apply for a position within our staff team. Be sure to check out this topic to learn more. http://forum.dothack.org/topic/1118-careers-with-integrability/.

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ChimChim Pumpkin Carving Contest

ello fellow Integrians!

It's October and you know what that means! (aside the October character models) ..........Pumpkin carving time!

That's right, it's time to share your pumpkin carving delights! You can either carve your character, a theme from dothack, a theme from Integrability, or use the template I designed below to print from your printer and trace on your pumpkin's and carve out.

From this crude template, you'll want to trace everything and cut out the gray areas only. Everything in white should be pumpkin still. So grab your pumpkins, fetch a knife, and cut away and stick a candle in it then take a photo and share it here with the rest of the users to see your talents.

Participants in this event will receive an achievement award as well as 1-month free of Integrability subscription account services.



Slice and dice, do not kick!

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September 2012 Integrability Updates

It's been awhile, How have you been? Things sure have picked up in the dothack realm lately if you were unaware. First off recently announced was a push for having the iOS and Android app Guilty Dragon for North America and Europe by the games developers. Coming soon the Japanese release will debut and soon after that the rest of us will get our chance. Next up was the translation of the Thanatos report, an extra found on the .hack//The Movie + VS Hyrbrid disc, so if you haven't watched it then check out YouTube to see. Then, a major breakthrough on the .hack//LINK unofficial translation group released their first game patch for all of us to download and patch to our current Japanese copies of .hack//LINK for the PSP, search on Google for Hello Toaster for more and how to apply the patch. Moving forward, Project X Zone, the upcoming tactical role-playing game for the Nintendo 3DS including characters of the dothack franchise such as Kite and Blackrose; releases October but surprisingly a major push for localization by the developers is also in the works announced this week. So whomever said Dothack is dead, you were dead wrong. The Dothack community still grows, from news at our neighbors at Dothackers.net; to our friends from CyberConnects.org developing a 3D MMO of TheWorld, all the way over to the guys at .hack//Wikia updating the latest information on the characters plots and stories we know and love, and far as those individuals like JunBansyoya and Kuukai whom spend their time translating an entire game and releasing free to the public English patches of PSP games. Rest assured if your a fan of dothack, there are people out there representing the English speaking community. Back in the World of Integrability, we have major story line progress updates. The fabled main story has up and started, the cast and plot has been established, and you the players will now have the opportunity to witness the story unfolding, or, become part of how the story is told. Keep focus on the Role-play and watch what will take place in the coming weeks. Who knows, you may even become the next Dothacker with special powers and abilities, or perhaps become infected and restricted. Find out more at your local Integrability role-play section today! For you character model enthusiast, don't forget next month is October, you know what that means? HALLOWEEN AVATARS! Start posting and start saving your hard earned avatar points today and on October 1st, the doors to Halloween wares will become available to you. If you like to stay active and up-to-date, be sure to join us in our daily Skype chats by contacting Insydius on Skype to be included in our public group chat. You'll find up to the second information, updates, progress, fellow Integrians to chat with, and much much more! And finally, if you ever want to meet the creator of Integral and Integrability and live or plan on visiting the Washington state area between October 26-28th, then drop by over to the local anime convention AkiCon for a chance to meet Edan and Effie! And no, Edan does not give glomps.   Live long and prosper Integrians! - Edan

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June 2012 Integrability Updates

Hello, Edan here with the latest Integrability updates for you. Several announcement and updates were made to the site and our forum. Rego has returned to administration with us and with her fellow admins to keep the community safe and flowing while I, Edan, make my plans for travels back into the rest of the United States from Alaska. E3 was this month and unfortunately we hadn't heard anything official from NamcoBandai Games regarding dothack, however CyberConnect2 has splurged new information regarding characters and more video content from their Facebook this month. Back at Integrability we'll be in a dry spell with the monthly premium avatars until it picks up in October. We apologize for this and remind you that if you wish to create and design sprites, if you have some skills with an image software and wish to apply to the team then we welcome you. Another major comeback on the forum was the return of the Arcade system! This was establish with the recent E3 craze that was going on in the gaming community. Many of our players have pushed themselves and tested their gaming skills to achieve the brand new Integrability Achievements for obtaining a certain required score in each game. And thus far only 1 user has collected them all and achieved the Champion achievement which makes him eligible for participating in the King of Games achievement that we'll be holding once we get a few more users to acquire the Champion title. A few things have shifted around on the forum index, the shoutbox is still around just now on the bottom of the page rather the top. The featured content has replaced the shoutbox location as of late to assist our new and old users with getting started and up to speed on the changes. As I will be moving physically where I live, the Minecraft server will be needed to shut down for awhile until I can reestablish a new internet service once I get to my new home. I apoligize for this whom it may disappoint but I promise to work quickly to get it up as soon as possible. I'd also like to give a shout out to Jistr our long running member of the community whom up till recently was engaged and now has married the love of his life, congrats man! Another shoutout goes to Siegfre who some of you may know has been working with a few developers from the old fan site Cyberconnects in developing a new 3D MMORPG that utilizes the texture maps from .hack//Infection if you like to give this game a shot. You can head over to our Downloads page to learn more about this game and download to quickly play and see what its about. Remember we are not the games official support so you'll need to pop on over to their community to learn how to play and any assistance you may need to find. But your more than welcome to play with your fellow Integrians anytime! And don't forget the Skype chatroom is always up and active daily, so if you wish to be apart of the Integrability community in a live conversation be sure to add Insydius on Skype to be added to this massive group daily chat. So until I get back from the otherside people, this is Edan signing off! May you all share many memories together and discover many adventures ahead of yourselves.
- Edan

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Podcast Moved!

Recently we've went through a homepage update, and doing so the old podcast URL has moved. Follow these steps below to subscribe to the new URL. New episodes will soon come this summer I assure you.

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If your on a PC or a Mac, you can download iTunes here. http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

Awakening the World Podcast feed URL: dothack.org/podcast/index.xml Launch iTunes. In the Advanced menu, select Subscribe to Podcast. Enter the feed URL in the text box and click OK. Don't forget we're looking for more members for the team so if you want to be involved speaking, writing topics and the script, or to manage the team itself feel free to apply today!

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That's right! Awakening the World has now been approved in Apple's iTunes marketplace, you can view it in your browser on the Apple website.

itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/awakening-the-world/id423277146

Or you can view it directly in iTunes by clicking this link

phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZFinance.woa/wa/pingPodcast?id=423277146

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May 2012 Integrability Updates

Hello, and welcome to another exciting day in Whats New Integrability. If you have not been following the updates going on with .hack//Beyond the World, .hack//VERSUS, and Project X Zone; then it may be time you followed their Facebook pages.

Many new projects have been underway, as well as many old faces returning and swarming the site with new posts. One of the latest projects was to rebuild the old Cafepress shop. Many of the most notable design you'll find is Rego's Integrability mascots characters available on T-Shirt form. Another project we been working on was to archive all the dothack products and memorabilia onto one page. Items who's titles are clickable will take you to the trusted websites we're working with such as RightStuf International and Play-Asia. Also, the Book of the Twilight, our personal wiki site received a restructure to its layout making it easier to navigate.

In the latest reconstruction, we've brought back the old milestone awards now renamed "Achievements" as the latest online gaming terms go. To receive your lost achievements be sure to make your appeal in the appeal discussion topic. The former RPG shop is also back. This system will once again house your GP earnings as well as your inventory.

Recently we made the decision to drop the former homepage powered by Wordpress because of its lack of integration with the forum itself so it pretty much sat on the side alone repeating the same information. But also now the new homepage will share cookies with the forum to give a more seemless look. The new homepage is apart of the forum and will blast you with the latest on-going at the forum. Unfortunately this change has broken the podcast and we will be attempting to fix this shortly.

There has been some updates in the mobile department. The developers are still working on a public release of the Android app. Whereas the old iOS app has been removed and a brand new one is in public testing. However the old iOS was free, this new version costs $1.99. I can't think anyone who lightly visits the forum using this app, but those like me who use it heavily may find it worth the price.

And finally, don't forget we're always looking for new potential faces who wish to be apart of the Integrability staff, community, and future. If you wish to be apart of the experience that moves the site forward, check out out staff application page and see if it's something you wish to do.

Well until then folks this has been an update from Integrability, salutations!


P.S. "Look forward to some good things on the horizon from your "friendly" admins. there's skyrim DLC and a new Elder Scrolls MMO coming out" -Namine

P.S.S. "gonna have to be, because I'm leaving next month from Alaska, into Canada, and back into the USA. so the admins are left in charge while the Edan is away" -Edan

P.S.S.S. "excellent" -Namine

P.S4. "large and incharge" -Namine

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April 2012 Integrability Updates

Happy April Fools Day! at http://forum.dothack.org/ First we'd like to inform you the forum software went through a recent update, so pardon our dust in some areas and let us know if you see anything broken and post it on the Support Forums. However, it is April Fools Day and you'll notice today and today only a minor change that may have you easily amused. The character models are still up, the tab is currently removed for the time being. You can access the avatar page by clicking your photo in the header or bottom bar, or by going to your settings and clicking change photo. This past month we've seen daily activities in the Skype chat, so don't forget if you'd like to be in our chat, contact Insydius and ask to be added to the group. It's been weeks and the activity on the online games we host Terraria and Minecraft has pretty much died. We're aware most of you have been playing single player versus mutliplayer and we're cool with that. However if nobody's going to be playing the server then we won't be hosting anything the people aren't interested in anymore. Custom Character Models are seeing some attention lately, with 2 character models currently in production who know's what we'll be seeing soon. In the last Becoming Dothack eyelefun won Elk and Moshi won Atoli, congrats you two. Now that the forum has been upgraded and the former Badges/Milestones now proven to be working, we'll head into full swing and start issuing out everyone's Achievements, the new name for these novelty items. You may noticed a "Store" tab in the header, this little guy will take you to our store where you can purchase with real money a Monthly Subscription account for your forum account giving you access to upgraded or unlimited features across the forum. Also for sale is the Custom Character Model sprites where you can purchase and provide details of what you want. And don't forget to participate in the User Choice Awards that's in effect right now. Send evilteenietiff your suggestions for the UCA awards now! And finally, have you visited our 3 Facebook pages? One for Integrability, one for .hack//TheMovie, and the third for .hack//VERSUS. If your an oldbie or a curious newbie, you should check out our Integrability Facebook page to see a blast from the past of the peoples artworks and productions. http://www.facebook.com/integrability/photos Interested in the upcoming .hack movie title, check out .hack//Beyond the World http://www.facebook.com/dothackthemovie If your a fan of the upcoming PS3 fighting .hack game then check out .hack//VERSUS http://www.facebook.com/hackversus Enjoy fans! (p.s. We are still looking for job applicants for the Game Master team and the Sprite Team if your interested in working for Integrability.) Cheers!

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New DeviantArt Page & Achievement!

While we still have and run the dothackintegral DA page and group, they felt more centralized on dothack or on the site and forum itself.

This time, we wanted to go more towards a specific aspect and one that has proven to be a valued tradition from the earliest incarnation to today. Character Models!

http://charactermodels.deviantart.com/

Check out the new Character Models Deviant Art page that showcases the past present and future of Character Models here at Integrability!

Don't forget to watch the page, comment on the page, add to favorite your favorite sprites, and comment on the images! If you do all the above, you will be given a Deviant Art achievements here on the forum. So remember! Watch CharacterModels Comment on CharacterModels Add 1 image to your favorites Comment on 1 image
Post your DeviantArt name in this post to receive your achievement award.

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March 2012 Integrability Updates

Greetings, its March and here are your updates! Last month we did a lot, and I mean A LOT. A breif run down will show that dothackers.net announced the winners of their giveaway event, and to our surprise someone from Integrability won, Pi our lady administrator of Integrability. Congrats Pi! Which also moves into our next subject .hack//QUANTUM being released online on BluRay in English audio, it's short and sweet but not as zany as the shorts they have in the disc Extras. We've picked up another MMO private server hosting service, the quirky 2D side scrolling game Terraria. The IP for our private Terraria server uses the same IP that our Minecraft server (recently got updated to 1.2.3) uses. The Facebook page for Integrability has switched to the new Timeline system for pages. And with this we've even beefy updated all our content on Facebook including fan arts, paint chat screenshots, signatures, MMO screenshots, newsletter pages, and webcomics. We also converted our last iTunes podcast to a video for you to listen to in video form on Facebook. This of course moved us into newer opportunities and started the beginning of our video updates. We had to drop all our videos on our YouTube account as hosting trailers and promos on YouTube is a fringe in their terms of service, so now our YouTube will host a multitude of videos pertaining to Integrability and all its vastness. For starters there's a short video of our two private servers Terraria and Minecraft for you to witness how our games look like. But also for the first time we created a video tutorial on how to use the fabled Character Model system for you to view and learn how to use. This video can be seen on the homepage of the Character Model editor page as well. More videos will be making their appearance on our YouTube page including a slower tutorial of the character model interface, a video on advanced sprite layering and manipulating, more podcast to video conversions for you non-iTunes users, and more MMO adventures. But to those of you who are saddened by the loss of Integrability adhering to YouTubes terms of service to when it comes to trailers and promos, you can as of now watch them on Integrability forums. Our former "albums" page which shared arts and images from Integrability history has expanded to our new "media" page. You'll not only find images in this section but also videos on the dothack series. Recently a user dropped by our forums and asked us where he could find the English patch to the Japanese Playstation 2 offline online game .hack//fragment, we of course helped this user to our fullest knowledge. You can now find Coldbirds old fragment English patches in our forums download pages. Back on our homepage we updated our old blogging software, and gave our old skin theme a new update as well. Then you'll notice all the links, articles, pages, and content are now up-to-date. Since our old MMO game we created is no longer in service that page is now gone, and our two private server games are in its place. Well Integrians, that's all I have time for, and that was just one month, wait till you see happens in the upcoming months. So needless to say we don't want to spoil everything here and now.   Salutations Integrians!
The Integrability Staff Team

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Retirement of the Chatroom, hello Skype

It's litterally been over 7 years since we've held onto our IRC chatroom #integral. It was the platform to many of our community group chats and even some of our fondest memories. It was where people who were shy and timid could befriend someone from the site and feel welcomed amongst our growing family. Many newblets used it as a source of support and aide to find out how to start, how to role-play, or just to chatter about gaming and dothack.

Now adays it sees less of that and has become an outdated piece of online software. Many people want voice chat, and a chat system everyone can use anywhere at anytime from any computer or device. So that's where Skype came in. It's accessible from PC and MAC computers, on smartphones, and even landlines. And if you don't have the software or restricted from installing the Skype software, there are online services that can emulate the program such as imo.im's webservice.

We run a chatgroup on Skype now, actually have been for over a year now. While you are free to participate, chat or talk, you are able to leave at anytime. However with the way things are setup, the only way in is by asking someone in the group to add you in. But you can always count on me beingi n the chatgroup, so all you have to do is add Insydius to your Skype contact lists and ask me whenever you like to be in the chatgroup.            

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