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Skullknight.net => Site & Forum News => Topic started by: Aazealh on April 01, 2010, 04:21:21 AM

Title: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Aazealh on April 01, 2010, 04:21:21 AM

INTRODUCING A NEW, EXCLUSIVE SK.net FEATURE! (http://skullknight.net/april/premium/BrilliantPlan.wav)


As most of you know, hosting and maintaining a website costs a lot of money. With server costs of OVER 300€ a month (30,000 USD), the SK.net administrative team has been left with no choice but to make certain changes to the site. Those changes include a limited access to our translation section of 5 thread views a month for regular users and the presence of advertisement on the site and forum.

However, those restrictions need not apply to any member choosing to support us by Becoming a SK.net Premium Member (http://skullknight.net/april/premium/BrilliantPlan.wav).


Advantages of our Premium Membership:




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Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Turkitage on April 01, 2010, 04:35:14 AM
O.o
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: TheBranded1 on April 01, 2010, 04:36:23 AM

Happy April fools if this is it.  :ubik:
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on April 01, 2010, 04:41:31 AM
Aaz can I send you my routing number? I don't trust pay pal.
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Bekul on April 01, 2010, 04:42:33 AM
DO WANT
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Dar Klink on April 01, 2010, 04:57:21 AM
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Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Scorpio on April 01, 2010, 05:14:54 AM
That's a heck of a lot of features for only $2/month! Sign me up!
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Death May Die on April 01, 2010, 06:39:02 AM
Hoping April fools.  :casca: Cool features though hehehehe
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Aazealh on April 01, 2010, 08:05:26 AM
Hoping April fools.  :casca:

Of course not, this is a very serious announcement. How else do you guys think Walter's going to pay me for my work here?
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Eluvei on April 01, 2010, 11:28:36 AM
Quote
No Ads.

Sign me up.

Edit: (http://i40.tinypic.com/2nssxf.gif)
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Rhombaad on April 01, 2010, 01:31:55 PM
Hell yeah! I'm in! Sign me up for five golden face balls! :zodd:
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Walter on April 01, 2010, 01:32:16 PM
Glad we're finally going ahead with this. You guys don't have any idea how tough it's been recently to fund the site...
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: The Guardian on April 01, 2010, 03:06:09 PM
Sign me up
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Proj2501 on April 01, 2010, 03:19:44 PM
5 Golden Beherits? I'm down if and only if they're animated Gifs. Otherwise, screw this deal!
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Aazealh on April 01, 2010, 05:08:50 PM
5 Golden Beherits? I'm down if and only if they're animated Gifs. Otherwise, screw this deal!

They're animated at 60 frames per second in 1080p. Only the highest quality from SK.net! Sign up now!
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: BerserkMJM on April 01, 2010, 05:24:41 PM
Hm, I don't know. Dark Horse says it's Knight of Skeleton, and they are a highly reputable translation group. How can I be asked to donate $2/mo with the inaccurate site name? :troll:
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Eluvei on April 01, 2010, 05:33:23 PM
Hm, I don't know. Dark Horse says it's Knight of Skeleton, and they are a highly reputable translation group. How can I be asked to donate $2/mo with the inaccurate site name? :troll:

Then just make a donation to www.knightofskeleton.net, it's a great site too.
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Turkitage on April 01, 2010, 05:34:06 PM
Hm, I don't know. Dark Horse says it's Knight of Skeleton, and they are a highly reputable translation group. How can I be asked to donate $2/mo with the inaccurate site name? :troll:

Oooooo!  :???: you gonna take that Aaz????
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Aazealh on April 01, 2010, 05:56:48 PM
Hm, I don't know. Dark Horse says it's Knight of Skeleton, and they are a highly reputable translation group. How can I be asked to donate $2/mo with the inaccurate site name?

Hi BerserkMJM, and thank you for asking that pertinent question! :serpico:

Just let me preface my response with this: (http://aazealh.net/Divers/Sound_File2.gif) (http://aazealh.net/Divers/Games/DragonAge/Sounds/WatchAsIRipYouApart.wav)

Now, for your information, Dark Horse Comics is not a "translation group," whatever that even means, but a comic book publisher as its name implies. Dark Horse Comics subcontracts the translation of the Japanese text in its edition of Berserk to a company named Digital Manga Publishing. Said company is actually not highly reputable, but regardless, the use of the English "Knight of Skeleton" in translation of the Japanese "髑髏の騎士" is not their doing. In fact they do not approve of it, as exposed below by Chris Warner from Dark Horse Comics:

Hi everybody,

I'm Chris Warner, Dark Horse editor for Berserk. Got a note from a reader who clued me to some issues raised on this forum, and I thought I'd drop in and clear up a couple of things.

First, "Knight of Skeleton" definitely is an odd wording, as the translator pointed out to me, but the issue is not the translation. The licensor specifically asked for "Kinght of Skeleton," even though the translator, Duane Johnson, thought that "Skull Knight" was the correct call. When the licensor makes this kind of request, we do it.

As you now see, the use of that terrible mistranslation is only the result of a misguided desire to match the terms employed by all licensees around the world (as the earlier mistranslation of the name was hastily produced for use on merchandise originally intended for a Japanese audience). A desire that, considering recent developments (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=10484.msg174021#msg174021), may very well not exist anymore.

I hope this answers your question and am looking forward to your patronage! :serpico:

Best regards,

Alexander A. Zealh
VP of SkullKnight LLC

P.S.

Then just make a donation to www.knightofskeleton.net, it's a great site too.

What he said. :troll: (http://aazealh.net/Divers/Games/Flawless.wav)
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Xem on April 01, 2010, 07:44:59 PM
Sounds good to me! If I offer to put a down payment of say... 500$, can I create my own subforum (like Vagabond) but instead dedicated solely to Adon from the anime series? I think it would benefit the site immensely.
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Walter on April 01, 2010, 07:45:59 PM
Sounds good to me! If I offer to put a down payment of say... 500$, can I create my own subforum (like Vagabond) but instead dedicated solely to Adon from the anime series? I think it would benefit the site immensely.
Adon was also in the manga. Just sayin  :void:
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Xem on April 01, 2010, 07:50:08 PM
Adon was also in the manga. Just sayin  :void:

Yes but the additions to Adon from the anime series added much more depth and relevance to the story. So I'm going with that one.
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Aazealh on April 01, 2010, 08:07:47 PM
Sounds good to me! If I offer to put a down payment of say... 500$, can I create my own subforum (like Vagabond) but instead dedicated solely to Adon from the anime series? I think it would benefit the site immensely.

$500 - Your own subforum.
$2500 - I'll write your posts for you with all the features usually found in my posts such as Extreme Length and Quote Mastery.
$5000 - Become administrator for a week. 1 (http://aazealh.net/Divers/Unlimited_power.wav) 2 (http://aazealh.net/Divers/XanderZone.wav) 3 (http://aazealh.net/Divers/noequal.wav) 4 (http://aazealh.net/Divers/NMH2-OHYEAH.wav) 5 (http://aazealh.net/Divers/HESONFIRE.wav) 6 (http://aazealh.net/Divers/CABAL.wav) 7 (http://aazealh.net/Divers/Buyforadollar.wav) 8 (http://aazealh.net/Divers/BadtotheBone.wav) 9 (http://aazealh.net/Divers/Bullshit.wav)
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Turkitage on April 01, 2010, 08:54:00 PM
$5000 - Become administrator for a week.

The other two are fair. but admin for ONE WEEK??? get out of here!!! How about we toss in a custom carebear avatar?
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Aazealh on April 01, 2010, 09:01:03 PM
The other two are fair. but admin for ONE WEEK??? get out of here!!! How about we toss in a custom carebear avatar?

Looks like someone doesn't have what it takes to be on the top. :daiba:

P.S. Avatar request granted. I'll send you the bill by PM.
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Turkitage on April 01, 2010, 09:12:54 PM
Looks like someone doesn't have what it takes to be on the top. :daiba:

P.S. Avatar request granted. I'll send you the bill by PM.

hah! me and my big mouth  :judo:
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Death May Die on April 01, 2010, 09:55:38 PM
Best thread ever!  :void:

How much does a "custom title" change run these days? Is shipping and handling included? Does changing the custom title font color cost extra?
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Grail on April 01, 2010, 10:05:30 PM
Wow guys, this is a great idea! Time to bust open the old piggy bank; I was saving some cash for my local orphanage, but screw those kids, it's our responsibility to help keep the Berserk community alive! :azan:
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Walter on April 01, 2010, 10:40:10 PM
How much does a "custom title" change run these days? Is shipping and handling included?
The MSRP for a custom title has always been "a bad attitude" and/or a "shitty notion, repeated ad nauseum."
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Death May Die on April 01, 2010, 10:40:47 PM
Hey Aaz I'm going through your list here, and I can't seem to find where your selling the Administrator Banishing Immunity feature.  hehehehehe  :serpico:

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 :troll:
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Aazealh on April 02, 2010, 03:57:21 AM
Hey Aaz I'm going through your list here, and I can't seem to find where your selling the Administrator Banishing Immunity feature.  hehehehehe  :serpico:

Don't worry, our product page will be up shortly.
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: deathbybears on April 02, 2010, 06:14:04 AM
I love how the paypal link extension is named "brilliantplan" haha
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Marik on April 02, 2010, 08:09:41 AM
$2500 - I'll write your posts for you with all the features usually found in my posts such as Extreme Length and Quote Mastery.

That's without any doubt my pick, I think it's one of the best offers.  :azan:
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Aazealh on April 02, 2010, 02:48:06 PM
I love how the paypal link extension is named "brilliantplan" haha

Have you clicked on it? That's the best part. :slan:
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: m on April 02, 2010, 05:02:24 PM

Is there a launch date yet?

With server costs of OVER 300€ a month (30,000 USD)

Man, the dollar must be doing really bad nowadays.  :troll:
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Aazealh on April 02, 2010, 05:28:31 PM
Man, the dollar must be doing really bad nowadays.  :troll:

Glad someone picked up on that. :iva:
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Aphasia on April 04, 2010, 04:05:52 AM
This is...the best thread. 
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: BerserkMJM on April 05, 2010, 02:25:25 PM
I hope this answers your question and am looking forward to your patronage! :serpico:
Actually, I'm glad to hear that it is Skull Knight, even though I never really considered it to be anything else. Definitely missed that detail. "Translation group" was just laziness on my part. Whatever pushes the message through.

I go for nothing but the best, so I'll want Admin privileges. Just let me hit my rich uncle up for the money and I'll get back to you. Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: Aazealh on April 05, 2010, 04:23:27 PM
"Translation group" was just laziness on my part. Whatever pushes the message through.

Yeah I know man, I just picked on it for the sake of the joke. Glad to know the post was also useful anyway. :guts:

I go for nothing but the best, so I'll want Admin privileges. Just let me hit my rich uncle up for the money and I'll get back to you. Fingers crossed!

You know where to find us. :badbone:
Title: Re: [April Fools] SK.net Premium Membership
Post by: slan69 on April 05, 2010, 08:41:48 PM
Well it looks like I finally found a reason to keep my change after all. :iva: