Website Updates and News
 The site is now http://kuro-rpg.net
Posted by Kuro-chan - June 12th, 2007
Essentially, coutresy of a former server who abandoned their customers (and still left me with a bill), I could not salvage http://kuro-rpg.com. Therefore, I have switched over to http://kuro-rpg.net in the hopes of continuing this site. Should kuro-rpg.com open up again, I will consider taking it back and leaving .net open.

To everyone using Kuro-RPG ranks: PLEASE update your link and contact information to include the change in email and domain name. Please refer to the Information Page for details on what you can use.

A big, super, ultra, gigantic and rather overkill thank you to Shawn Terry of Soul Writing for helping to make kuro-rpg.net a reality when the entire situation may have been impossible to save.

Dale Smith / Markbell has chipped into the ever-expanding budget of Kuro-RPG. Thank you for your support, especially during this age of chaos.

The last five non-zipped rank collections are now zipped up and anyone hotlinking the existing batch will be in for a very rude surprise July 1st when the old domain is gone.

Special Flash Guest Artist MARKED Man finally found one of his oldest and most unique flash movies he created: The Kawaii-Neko Club Sprite Comics. This was dedicated to the many members of the Kawaii-Neko Club (Including myself).

 Site Polishing
Posted by Kuro-chan - May 26th, 2007
As it says in the title... "Site Polishing" I am touching up areas here and there, trying to give the site a "slighty" more professional and serious look.
 One piece of good news anyway.
Posted by Kuro-chan - May 21st, 2007
Cardassian ranks are finished. There are three varities available for those who wish to download them. They are available as .zip only.
 A weekend gone and another week at work to come.
Posted by Kuro-chan - May 13th, 2007
Despite being at an anime show for most of the weekend, I managed to sneak on one rank template. The Special Edition Line Template is up. This set covers ranksets from ENT, TOS, TMP, TNG and beyond. Useful for general information pages that want to show the difference between pips from different eras.
 Boredom: The classic example of having nothing to do but wanting to do something.
Posted by Kuro-chan - May 9th, 2007
I know I said I would be giving until last Saturday for the DS9 sets before they were replaced by zips, but like anything else Kuro-chan associated, It is still in the works. I'll get to it soon enough.

Alternate Style #3 is up on the site. This style is a considerable detour from the normal DS9-style uniform and might be worth a look for those who want something "Alternate".

 If you were hotlinking off my site, you are probably wondering what is going on.
Posted by Kuro-chan - May 3rd, 2007
Now that I have finished what I wanted to do this week, I will explain what I have done. As you, the regular Kuro-RPG browsers, may recall earlier in the year I set a goal for myself. I wanted to convert all the ranksets from the current established format into .zip files which are made available for download. Well, that goal is nearly finished. I have converted everything except the DS9 Duty and Dress sets, my most heavily hotlinked items. I left those intact to give the remaining hotlinkers until Saturday to find a suitable free host for their ranksets. If you check the Terms and Conditions section of Kuro-RPG (Under the Information button at the top menu), you will find the following:

Hotlinking: Hotlinking to my ranks is strictly prohibited. There are plenty of freeservers where you can host the rank images, plus I need my bandwidth for my regular traffic.

This is not new information and has been up there since the start of the site. Nonetheless, I can access my FTP server and see who has been hotlinking images off my site. Over the last few months has increased to about 300 regular websites. That large amount of image hotlinking takes a significant chunk out of bandwidth. This is bandwidth I pay for and hotlinkers do not. As a result, I am passing the responsibility of bandwidth issues to those who actually use the rank images. There are a great number of websites that properly use the rank images and believe me I love to see them put to use. Unfortunately, because of the increasing number of people who skip my Terms and Conditions page and start hotlinking my content, this is now the result. I have to pack everything up so they cannot be hotlinked. I will leave samples of the work on my pages so people will be able to see what they will be able to download.

Banners Terms have not changed. They may still be hotlinked.

Other content going up on the site will now resume.

 Hehehe... Those suckers at my workplace are working... Well, so am I, except they're getting paid... which makes me realize I must be the sucker for doing this...?
Posted by Kuro-chan - May 1st, 2007
A lot more work has gone into the Ranks page today. It's not quite 100% done, but getting there.
 Work work work work work... WORK!!!
Posted by Kuro-chan - April 30th, 2007
I have been doing a lot of work on the site for the past week. Just to let you know, I am shuffling around some stuff right now, so some sections may not be working properly today. Just thought I would warn everyone.
 60,000 Hits! Just a little more! Common, Kuro-RPG Fans and Viewers!
Posted by Kuro-chan - April 21st, 2007
A fair amount has been done over the past week, so I'll get to the point.

Movie Era Ranksets got an overhaul. I made a few modifications to the A2 and A3-Grade Flag ranks, plus added on some non-canon variants to keep certain interest groups happy. That brought the total number of ranks for this set up by about 100 or so. I added on A4 and O4 alternative ranks, for those who wish to play with non-canon variants. The entire Movie Era "Shoulder" Rankset has been packaged up and sorted neatly into a .zip file. The "Sleeve" variant needs to be touched up before it can be zipped up too.

TMP, Special Edition is available on the site. There are considerable changes to the rank style compared to the old set, mostly due to research tracked down. Special thanks to Spike's Star Trek Site for providing the available resources for making this project turn out as well as it did. Both the Standard and Special Editions are available on the site as .zip files.

Forum member Regemet made a kind donation to Kuro-RPG over the last week. Thank you for your generosity!

 Wow. Someone from Glenview, Illinois, USA was REALLY bored...
Posted by Kuro-chan - April 12th, 2007
Hehe. I got attacked by a foreigner. (From my Canadian perspective). My domain & forum was under attack in such a way that the person attempted to crash a server operated hundred of miles from where I live... AKA "Denial of Service Attack". Now my forum shows I had 4747 users on my forum. Seriously, get a life. Grow beyond your "5-Year-Old" mentality and move on. Maybe get a real job, move out of your parent's basement... find a significant other? Any of those would certainly be an improvement for you. Have faith in the world! Someone is bound to like you when you don't pull these immature stunts.

The Full Metal Panic rankset is on the site and available for download as a .zip file.

A minor update on the ENT Special Edition set. Apparently, when I put the .zip up, I forgot to include three warrant officer ranks in the Dress section. Those have been added in and the .zip re-attached to the site.

I put my little speech up on the forum a couple days ago, remarking about the way things have gone on here for the last couple years. It can be accessed on the forum.

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