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Well, it's that time again. The time when I get off my butt and actually post the new Member Showcase. I've had two members in mind for these next two updates for sometime now - it was just a matter of who I caught first.

For over a year now, Jeydis has been another active member of Charms who incorporates herself into the community in lots of different ways. She helps out with team building in the clinic, has done hordes of banner/user bar and sprite requests for members, actively posts on various boards, role plays, hangs out at times in the chat, and was one of the participants in Charms' first and still currently on-going D/P Tournament. For all she's done, our members nominated her for a Member Showcase, and thus here it finally is. Since Jeydis' involvement in Pokecharms is so varied, the questions I...
Coro Coro announced recently that a new Mystery Dungeon game, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of the Sky, will be released in Japan in the Spring (no news as to what the US and European dates might be yet, of course). It's a direct sequel to Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, as far as I can tell, as it features a brand new storyline involving Grovyle the Thief, as well as some new guild-based episodes.

To sweeten the deal, the game also has (at least) five new starters: Riolu, Eevee, Phanpy, Vulpix and Shinx. We'll keep you updated with any further news as it comes.
As I said here, I would update when I got a release date for the European missions.

Both, Dialga in Hia Valley? and Palkia in Haruba Desert!? missions are now up for the Europeans.

Like with the American release, you cannot transfer Palkia or Dialga to your Diamond or Pearl game.

As far as I know of, the other three events will be up until February 14th for the Europeans. So, if you haven't downloaded the mission yet, you still have one month to do so.

Keep that styler ready and t'is all for now Ranger Fans.
Well, it's finally up - a few weeks after I said I'd attempt to get it done by. The major reason for this was the lack of ability to actually interact with the server and get any work done over Christmas. But - now that I'm back to my own compy (and shiny new lappy), I've got the opportunity to get some work done.

I was going to wait for the Pokedex upgrade to be finished before launching the layout fully - but believe it or not, the credit crunch is hitting even us as the Google ads are slowly failing to pay for the site thanks to a crummy exchange rate. This should be enough of a kick up the arse for them to keep up with the site costs.

As promised, you can choose another theme to use on the forums should you wish. This includes the previous layout that we have used for years as well as the brief Ranger 2 themed layout that was available in this specific forum throughout December.

As event related themes are put up, they will continue to be selectable after the event in the...
Yes, me with another Pokemon Ranger update.

Anywho, North Americans have access to two more Special Missions, "Dialga in Hia Valley?" and "Palkia in Haruba Desert!?"

We'll update with the European dates as soon as we get them. Dialga and Palkia, however, you cannot transfer into your Diamond or Pearl game.

Of course, if you haven't downloaded the three previous missions, you have until January 30th to do so.
Well. If you're wondering where the Christmas Competition like last year's Wishing Nights is, it's right here. Only, it's a year end competition. This is the Charms Quote Competition.

We chose this style of competition because the Chat Log had so many great quotes, and they were sitting there doing nothing. That was our inspiration for this competition this year. These quotes are staff favourites, so they represent most of the Staff here quite well. Hopefully you'll find them just as amusing as we did.

This will last one week, from Christmas Eve (today) until New Year's Eve (midnight Pacific Standard Time). Winners will be revealed shortly following.

Check out the rest at the bottom of the topic after the comment jump. :)
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(Wtf, news entry from Stel?)

Technically, it's been the 24th here for two hours, but as I don't personally celebrate Christmas, and midnight just rolled into the dwellers of the GMT timezone, I figured this would be as good a time as any to post my little Christmas gift to the entire community.


Happy holidays of any sort you may be celebrating or trying to avoid, and beware the green cheese at midnight! ^^
Sorry for the complete lack of notice about this - but something's been going awry in the script that's supposed to remove the trainer cards automatically after a month and they haven't been getting wiped as they should.

As such, the folder's now filling up the server and we're running out of space 'cos of it. I'll look into why the script's being utter fail as soon as I get the chance, but for now I've purged the entire card folder.

Again, apologies for the inconvenience but hopefully the trouble wont happen again.
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Huzzah! A new Charms Showcase entry, but this time not from me. All of the credit goes to our beloved member, Database (we love you, Data! XP). Database offered to do a member interview of his own based around Charms' story writers, and I was more than happy to accept. Since this one wasn't done by me, I waved my rule of only showcasing non-staff members. So, here you are. Hope everyone enjoys it - and here's hoping there's more like these in the future. ~ Linkachu

One thing that always fascinated me about 'Charms was the amount of writing talent we have - so I decided to talk to some of our accomplished writers and ask them a few questions about their fics, and how they write them. First up is Sem, the writer of one of my most favourite fics...
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The confirmation we've been waiting for has finally arrived in the form of a Nintendo of America press release. See the Full Story for complete details, which includes a partial list of upcoming Wii and DS games (all dates subject to change).

The short is that Pokemon Platinum has indeed been slated for North American release March 22nd, 2009. It looks like the rest of the details included in the previous update were probably true as well, as Nintendo has also used the term "Distortion World".

So, yeah. For anyone who was holding out, be sure to mark this date on your calender (barring delays). Sadly, I've yet to see any information related to non-NA releases, but we'll bring you that news as soon as we can.