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SRhyse
07-06-2012, 01:02 PM
The Viz Forum Newsletter - 7/06/2012
Brought to you by the Naruto.com Discussion Forum (NDF)

Hey you! Here's the second issue of our brand New Newsletter, coming New to you NOW via email! Be sure to discuss or read up on past Newsletters you may have missed here:
http://naruto.viz.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=204

Enjoy!

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=Comic-Con!=
San Diego Comic-Con is just a few days away, which should have manga fans very excited this year. We’ll be making a big announcement about one of your favorite series', so if you’re one of the lucky attendees, be sure to swing by the Viz Booth #2813 and find out first. Don't forget to grab your Exclusive FREE goodies there as well!

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=Contests Galore!=
On the forums, a number of new contests are just getting started right now. Besides the usual Member of the Month nominations, there’s the Miss Naruto and Mr. Naruto contests, which should be tons of fun, and may net you custom forum goodies if you win. Check them out and submit your applications:
http://naruto.viz.com/forum/showthread.php?t=116286
http://naruto.viz.com/forum/showthread.php?t=116293

Stay tuned for The Greatest Naruto Character Ever 2012 contest as well, beginning August 1st. Decide which of your favorites will reign supreme! Go here for more information as it unfolds, and make a post if you're interested:
http://naruto.viz.com/forum/showthread.php?t=115900

Besides those, the 2012 Naruto Trivia Contest, run by our own current Member of the Month TheBlackChidori, will soon be coming to an incredible finale. Check it out here:
http://naruto.viz.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=187

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=Viz Labs=

-New Site Features-

You may have noticed some changes around the site. Recently, some new additions are:

- Member of the Month winners are now featured across the top of the site, honoring who YOU feel are each month's top contributors.
- Custom Avatars for War System participants. See below for more information on the upcoming War System revamp!
- User Image Albums are now featured across the top of the site.
- User Image Albums are now listed in your posts to help show them off to other members.
- Top Posters are now featured along the bottom of the home page, showing each day's top thread starters. The results reset every day at midnight, so be sure to post and can your chance to be featured!
- New top stats available within the Top Stats area across the bottom of the home page, including things like most profile visits! See how you compare to the other users and compete for the top spots!
- Automatic image and video embedding. Remember that BB code you used to have to use to get your images and YouTube links to load? You still can, but why try? Simply paste the URL to the image or YouTube video into a post or PM and be done with it!
- Better Subforum layout. Now you can access all your favorite forums from the main page, organized for your posting pleasure without having to dig through the forums to find them!
- Site optimization and bug fixes abound with our latest updates to the site, all to ease your forum going experience. Feel free to send in any reports of issues or concerns you have on the site, and we'll continue to improve it!

Rest assured, they're the first of many updates, so be sure to chime in with any suggestions or ideas you may have by dropping us a line, or posting feedback you have on the present or potential updates here:
http://naruto.viz.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=189
http://naruto.viz.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=14

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If that isn’t enough, the revamped War System is almost ready for a release. So here we have our first member-written newsletter piece. Much thanks to Red!

=Get Ready for the War System 2.0!!!=

Have you ever wished to be a ninja that could use weapons and perform jutsu like your favorite characters in Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden? Well, now you can, with the forum's very own, totally revamped War System! After a long hiatus, the War Council has recreated, edited, and added to the original system that was released almost two years ago.

-What is the War System 2.0?-

The War System is a text-based RPG in which players can become a Genin-ranked ninja in one of five official villages, just like some of your favorite Naruto characters. In these villages, headed by a Kage and a Co-Kage, you’re able to create special templates for your ninja, which include jutsu based on one of the five primary elements, and one specialty element unique to each village. You’ll also be able use weapons such as swords and shields, as well as tools like kunai, shuriken, explosive tags, and more!

Using your arsenal, your ninja participates in text-based battles with other players, and can also take part in tournaments and tests, such as the Chunin Exams, that will be developed later on. You could even be chosen to take part in wars between Hidden Villages! On top of battling, players will also be able to role-play with fellow villagers, as well as other players in specially designated areas, creating the true sense of being a full-fledged shinobi!

-Why should you take part in the War System 2.0?-

The War System itself is extremely fun to participate in and a great way to role-play as ninja like your favorite Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden characters, but that's not the only reason! Taking part in the War System gives users extra benefits, including the ability to have special custom avatars specific to the ninja character they’ve created! Also, more prizes and benefits are waiting to be given out as more parts of the system are released!

-How do you sign up for the War System?-
First of all, you’ve got to join the Naruto Discussion Forum before taking part in the fun. Then, after registering, go to this thread here and follow the instructions to sign up your character: http://naruto.viz.com/forum/showthread.php?t=115650

And then choose a village:
http://naruto.viz.com/forum/showthread.php?t=115763

You’ll be added to your village’s special group, where you can communicate with your fellow villagers and prepare for the system release! You may also read up on rest of the War System threads in the Forum Events section to answer your questions on templates and jutsu.

So the question is...

Are you ready?

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We hoped you enjoyed the second issue of the Viz Forum Newsletter, and we look forward to bringing you more updates and news about the exciting new developments happening to your favorite site!

Your pals,
Sage Mode & SRhyse

PS - To opt out of these emails and updates on exciting new happenings on the site, simply do the following -
- Go to your User Control Panel - http://naruto.viz.com/forum/profile.php?do=editoptions
- Under Messaging & Notification, find the 'Receive Email' area
- Check the box near "If you do not want to receive these notices, disable this option" to opt out of the email updates
- See if you can live with how big Sage Mode and SRhyse's frowns get :'(

Jonesy
07-06-2012, 01:05 PM
Very, very nice job, SRhyse and everyone else who worked on this. This should attract a lot of people.

Muffintop
07-06-2012, 01:12 PM
I like, I like. c:

Shikamaru Nara
07-06-2012, 02:18 PM
War System<3

Red
07-06-2012, 03:57 PM
LOL gaiz DAS ME

trouble88
07-06-2012, 04:29 PM
nice one guys I going add this link to the forum FB group on facebook is that with you guys.

SRhyse
07-06-2012, 04:47 PM
You made a forum facebook group? We were looking to make an official one too, and let you log into the site with your FB account, as well as like threads and posts to your facebook account.

trouble88
07-06-2012, 05:04 PM
You made a forum facebook group? We were looking to make an official one too, and let you log into the site with your FB account, as well as like threads and posts to your facebook account.

yeah I did made one. I had lot free time when I facebook and do run few facebook pages for groups in my area now. I didn't posted the on link on here because so many people on FaceBook was using viz images as profile picture. that actually pretty good idea SRyse I hope you guys going do some like that someday. I know few people on here been posted links from contests and events on the forum facebook group.

Bacon
07-06-2012, 05:37 PM
Well done!

Squall
07-06-2012, 07:15 PM
yeah boiiii, can't wait to start

Saiyan
11-28-2012, 06:18 PM
Make a new newsletter

Yasmine
02-14-2013, 05:08 AM
Thanks mister! ^^