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    by Published on Dec 17, 2009 11:58 PM
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    If you're seeing this message, you've successfully made it to PSO-World.com's new dedicated server! Due to the recent plague of downtime and other related issues, we determined that something needed to be done to make PSO-World a more functional and reliable web site for the Phantasy Star community. Unfortunately, this meant leaving Gamespy & IGN, our gracious providers of free web hosting for nearly nine years.

    It was a tough decision to make, as the site now has to support itself, but we feel it will allow us to make PSO-World better than we previously could. We've chosen a web host with industry-leading reliability and hope that everyone will notice a huge improvement in the months that follow. If you were previously experiencing issues with the site, these should now be fixed. This was a big move and there may still be a bug or two hiding somewhere, so please let us know if you find anything by posting in our Site Related forum.

    In addition to the increased stability and future improvements, we'll be trying out some different methods of generating the money needed to pay for all of this. Some changes to the ads on our site have already been made and you likely won't even notice (though it's worth noting that we are currently displaying less ads for members who are logged in!). We've also teamed up with a number of retail partners so that you can help support PSO-World simply by shopping online through our links, something we could not do with our old host. We'll have further details on these efforts in the coming months and thank you all in advance for your support!

    P.S. A big thanks to Ryna for putting countless hours of work into making this move possible!

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    by Published on Dec 16, 2009 06:46 PM
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    The voting period for the Rappies Makes Things Better contest has ended. We had a great turnout in both entries and votes and hope everyone enjoyed the event! The results have been tallied and PSO-World.com is pleased to announce the following contest winners:

    1st Place

    Super Rappy Kart
    by jmanx

    2nd Place: Rappy King by Mysterious-G
    3rd Place: Mega Me by VorpalLord
    4th Place: Rappy Troll by Alnet
    5th Place: Rappy Supper by lunesta

    The first place winner will receive a rare Phantasy Star Zero figurine, inflatable Rappy armband, and custom avatar. Second place will be awarded a figurine and Rappy Armband. The Third through Fifth place winners will receive a Rappy Armband.

    A big thanks goes to everyone that participated and Sega of America for providing the prizes for this contest.

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    by Published on Dec 5, 2009 02:25 PM
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    The voting gallery for the Rappies Makes Things Better contest is now open. Check out the voting gallery and vote for the entry that you find to be the most humorous. The winners of the contest will receive the following prizes:

    • 1st Place - 1 PS Zero Inflatable Rappy, 1 x PS Zero Figurine, 1x Custom Forum Avatar
    • 2nd Place - 1 PS Zero Inflatable Rappy, 1 x PS Zero Figurine
    • 3rd through 5th Place - 1 PS Zero Inflatable Rappy
    Be sure to choose carefully since you will only receive one vote in each gallery. The voting period will end on December 12, 2009.

    PSO-World would like to thank everyone that submitted entries and Sega of America/RubyEclipse for supplying the prizes for this contest. Good luck to all of the participants!

    by Published on Nov 29, 2009 05:22 AM
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    After a successful run last year, The Phantasy Star Thanks Festa Global returns for another round. This year's contest is set to be bigger and better than the last! PSOW user Arika is once again leading the way for the most important fan art contest of the year. Inspired by similar contests held by Sonic Team in Japan, entrants will be aiming for both in-game and real-life items. Contributions to the prize pool have been made by the community as well as Sega. This year's entrants are asked to provide a wallpaper-size piece under the theme of 'seasonal events'. Submissions will be taken from November 28 through December 18. To see the full details (as well as enter), please visit the contest website. There is also a discussion thread in the forums. Check them out and send in your absolute best!

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    by Published on Nov 24, 2009 10:46 AM
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    As a brief reminder, the deadline for PSO-World's Rappies Make Things Better Contest is November 30th. The idea of this contest is to take an ordinary situation and add one or more rappies to make it more humorous. Submissions may be photos, manipulated images, hand-drawn illustrations, or any other kind of picture you can come up with. You maybe submit up to two entries. Winner packages include Phantasy Star Zero Swag such as inflatable Rappys and rare figurines. Entries must be sent by private message to HUnewearl_Meira or Ryna by 11:59:59PM PST, Monday, November 30, 2009. For additional details, be sure to check out this forum thread. A big thanks goes to RubyEclipse and Sega of America for supplying the prizes for this contest. We look forward to seeing your submissions!

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    by Published on Nov 11, 2009 01:37 PM
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    PSO-World.com is proud to announce the launch of its new Phantasy Star Zero content sections! Here is a breakdown of what is included:
    1. Item Database - The Phantasy Star Zero Item Database includes in-depth information for every item in the game. This includes stats, pictures, usability info, and drop info. Our exclusive filter option will help you narrow down item searches to specific character types. If there is something you need to know about an item, it will be in the item database!
    2. Enemy List - Want to know what enemies appear in Phantasy Star Zero? PSO-World's Enemy Database can tell you where they appear and what drops. This is an invaluable resource for any player.
    3. Guides - Need some general gameplay help? The guides section can assist you then! We currently have in-depth guides for Mag Evolutions, Mag Feeding, Character Type Overviews, and Phantasy Star Zero's Title system.
    PSO-World.com is currently working on expanding and improving these sections. If you spot any errors or would like to request a specific guide, please post in the Site Related forum. In the even these resources do not answer your questions, be sure to ask your fellow gamers in our Phantasy Star Zero forum. We look forward to seeing you in-game!
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    by Published on Nov 1, 2009 06:36 PM
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    To celebrate the launch of Phantasy Star Zero on November 10th, PSO-World.com is proud to announce it is holding TWO contests! Contest participants will have the chance to win some awesome Phantasy Star Zero swag merchandise that includes figurines and Rappy Armbands! Here is an overview of the contests:
    1. Rappies Make Things Better Date Range: November 1 to November 30 Overview: The idea of this contest is to take an ordinary situation and add one or more rappies to make it more humorous. Submissions may be photos, manipulated images, hand-drawn illustrations, or any other kind of picture you can come up with. Users can submit up to two comics. After the submission period ends on the 30th, a voting gallery will be opened. The submissions with the largest number of votes will be declared the winners.
    2. Phantasy Star Zero Swag Raffle Date Range: November 1 to November 12 Overview: Each day from November 2nd to November 12th, five people will be randomly selected from the contest's entry pool. These winners will be rewarded with Phantasy Star Zero swag. To enter, simply reply to the forum thread and tell us what you are most looking forward to in Phantasy Star Zero.
    If you are interested in participating in a contest, be sure to click on the appropriate webpage for further details. Site members are allowed to participate in both contests. A big thanks goes to Sega of America and RubyEclipse for supplying the prizes for these contests!
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    by Published on Aug 28, 2009 12:00 PM
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    PSO-World recently added 70 new avatars and a new website skin known as "Neudaiz Springtime." Neudaiz Springtime is a Phantasy Star Universe themed style with a variety of soft colors that works well in most modern browsers. It can be used by selecting it from the dropdown box at the bottom of any site page. Previews for the new avatars can be found in this forum thread. The avatars can be accessed from the User Control Panel. Credit goes to Dhylec for helping out with the style and avatars.

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    by Published on Jul 1, 2009 08:22 PM
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    The voting period for the Event Illustration and Stick Figure Assault contests has ended! The results have been tallied and PSO-World.com is pleased to announce the contest winners:

    Event Illustration Contest
    Grand Prize Winner:
    Operation Firebreak by Carma
    Operation Firebreak by Carma

    2nd Place: Eternal Struggle by Yueri
    3rd Place: Relaxing at Denes Lake by Tsukuyo
    4th Place: Encounter by Elwain

    Stick Figure Assault Contest
    Grand Prize Winner:
    GOTY by Rust
    GOTY by Rust

    2nd Place: When Rares Aint Rare by W0LB0T
    3rd Place: The Trouble With Sorting Orders by Imatron_
    4th Place: Story of my (PSU) Life by gum_on_shoe

    The grand prize winners will receive a Phantasy Star Universe art book autographed by Takao Miyoshi! The second through fourth place winners in each contest will receive a rare Phantasy Star Universe figure.

    A big thanks goes to everyone that participated and Sega of Europe for providing the prizes. You can share your thoughts in this forum thread.

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    by Published on Jun 21, 2009 12:38 PM
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    The voting galleries for the Event Illustration and Stick Figure Assault contests are now open. Stop by each voting gallery and vote for the submission that you like the best. The winner of each contest will receive an art book autographed by Takao Miyoshi! The second, third, and fourth place winners in each contest will receive a rare Phantasy Star Universe figure. Be sure to choose carefully since you will only receive one vote in each gallery. The voting period will end on June 28, 2009. Good luck to all of the participants!

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