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  TAKARA-TOMY announces new, third Beyblade generation: Beyblade Burst! ベイブレードバースト
Posted by: Kai-V - Apr 15 2015 02:29 PM - Replies (420)

An official new Beyblade generation will launch this July 2015: Beyblade Burst (ベイブレードバースト)!!

[Image: beybladeburst_logo.jpg]
[Image: beybladeburst_valkyrie.jpg]


Four starter Beyblades will be released in July 2015:
[Image: beybladeburst_4beyblades.jpg]
(From left to right) Kerbeus (dark green), Ragnarok (orange), Valkyrie (blue) and Spriggan (red).

The actual product names are:

B-01 DX Starter Valkyrie Wing Accele
B-02 DX Starter Spriggan Spread Fusion
B-03 Starter Ragnaruk Heavy Survive
B-04 Starter Kerbeus Central Defence
B-05 Booster Spriggan Heavy Defence
B-06 Booster Ragnaruk Central Accele
B-07 Booster Kerbeus Wing Fusion

All come with a Light Launcher, again a winder-based launcher.
[Image: beybladeburst_sprigganvalkyriestarters.jpg]
[Image: beybladeburst_kerbeusragnaruk.jpg]


B-08 Beyblade Start Dash Set
This set comes with a new BeyLauncher, a string launcher, and of course the new stadium, BeyStadium Standard Type (Special Ver.). It will most likely be released separately between B-04 and B-08, or right after, like BB-10.
[Image: beybladeburst_b08startdashset.jpg]

The Launcher Grips will be released separately:
[Image: beybladeburst_stadiumlaunchergrip.jpg]
(Right-hand corner.)

Here are the new box packagings for those Beyblades, and already recolours:
[Image: beybladeburst_4beybladesboxes.jpg]
[Image: beybladeburst_starterbox.jpg] (Starter)


Valkyrie and Spriggan will both come with a [b]BeyLogger
, a device much like the BeyPointer that you will connect to your smartphone to have real-time rankings and add your own battling data to the list. They will cost 2200 yen.

[Image: beybladeburst_beylogger.jpg]
[Image: beybladeburst_beyloggerconnectedtosmartphone.jpg]
[Image: beybladeburst_beycrowdsystemranking.jpg]

Ragnarok and Cerbeus will not come with a BeyLogger, so they will only cost 1200 yen.


These new Beyblades have a new "Burst Gimmick": they are meant to explode in battle! The strongest bey stays intact while the other separates! Here's a video of this gimmick in action:





The third generation of Beyblades has a three-layer part system:
  • Layer
  • Disk
  • Driver

These parts can be seen in the following pictures:
[Image: beybladeburst_burstgimmick.jpg]
[Image: beybladeburst_threeparts.jpg]
[Image: beybladeburst_valkyrieprototype.png]
[Image: beybladeburst_bottomunderside.jpg]
[Image: beybladeburst_parts.jpg]

Since they explode, these Beyblades require a new sort of BeyStadium with more of a cover on top.
[Image: beybladeburst_newstadium.jpg]
[Image: beybladeburst_newstadium2.jpg]
[Image: beybladeburst_stadiumside.jpg]


An anime and manga are already geared up for this new series! The manga comic will start on May 15th 2015, in the June edition of CoroCoro!

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  Scavenger Hunt results+Lowered Participant Limit+T-Shirt Contest Winners!
Posted by: Kai-V - Feb 19 2015 03:13 AM - Replies (60)

Well, this was a tough time, getting through that migration, but we're slowly getting back on our feet! Winter's also progressively leaving us, which opens up a lot more opportunities to come~!


Lower Participant Limit!

With that said, we would first like to formally announce that the participant limit for approved WBO events has been decreased to 7 instead of eight. However, the issues that justified the number eight all this time remain, so lowering it to seven comes with certain differences:

  • Only the Gold Face will be distributed, not the Silver and Bronze Faces;
  • Only the following achievements will get Credits: participation (1), hosting (1), first place (2).


Hopefully this'll at least prevent those unfortunate circumstances where there's just one person missing at a tournament and that the whole thing has to be canceled! Let's also hope this makes it easier for a few areas to start a local Beyblading scene!

By the way, there are still BeyStadiums Attack Type available for 20$, so make sure you know the Organized Play Rulebook and Event Guide by heart, gather 'round your people, and submit an Event Proposal!



Face Contest: Design a WBO T-Shirt results!

Hey no, it's not those dreaded Scavenger Hunt results quite yet, but they're just as expected! That's right, here are finally the names of the winners of the T-Shirt Face Contest!!

To refresh our memories, contestants had to create a design that ideally didn't use copyrighted images, that represented Beyblade and the World Beyblade Organization, and that can be used on a straight-coloured T-shirt. There were really great entries, but only three could be chosen as the winners! And those winners are...

...


...


...

username2130!

...

Aɴɢʀʏ Fᴀᴄᴇ!

...

And Phantom Indo!


Congrats! You guys can choose one of the following Face Boosters:
  • -Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
    -Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
    -Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
    -Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
    -Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
    -Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]

Tell us what you want right in this thread!




... What is this, you say? One person's supposed to get their design printed on a T-shirt? Yuppers! That's right, and it'll be...


...


[Image: qK49AlF.png]


Aɴɢʀʏ Fᴀᴄᴇ!

Sweet job! Please send us the highest resolution of your design by contacting Kai-V by private message. Make sure to post a photo of it (perhaps with you inside it!) once you receive your rightful T-shirt!




Scavenger Hunt Results

This year's Scavenger Hunt was definitely filled with many events! From complete undesired downtime for 48 hours to complete undesired downtime of Beywiki for weeks, we went from a deadline of January 4th to January 21st - we certainly stretched out the festivities! At least, it really gave a chance to a lot of you to get off your Bottoms, gain some velocity and participate!


Before revealing the winners and their scores, let's see what those frustrating answers were!
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org or Beywiki!: "What will these serve for?" (2 Points)
    [Image: ScavengerHuntMetalPic.jpg]

    Dj - Uh.

    [Image: gdt5ITr.jpg]

    DJ 2002 - Yeah!

    [Image: gdt5ITr.jpg] + [Image: K6jiajP.png]

    DJ 2002 - Yeah! DJ 2002 - Yeah! DJ 2002 - Yeah! DJ 2002 - Yeah! DJ 2002 - Yeah! DJ 2002 - Yeah! DJ 2002 - Yeah! DJ 2002 - Yeah! DJ 2002 - Yeah! DJ 2002 - Yeah! DJ 2002 - Yeah! DJ 2002 - Yeah!
    Of course, it's for a Bey Sky Tree!
  • Find the fact on Beywiki!: "What is the size of the smallest BeyStadium?" (1 Point) 3.7 cm, why not! http://wiki.worldbeyblade.org/index.php?..._Deck_Case
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: "What are the holidays in Beyblade?" (1 Point) BeyDays, HMS & Plastics Remembrance Day and the WBO Anniversary! We also accepted Brad Day when mentioned, of course.
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: "Which Face vanished!?" (1 point) Only one person got the right answer! It was the Glass Face: http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-WBO-Face...#pid671279
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: What is the most common pair of Track and Bottom and how many times was it released? (2 Points) We accepted answers of 145D with over ten releases, as well as 105F if you had counted 28 of them.
  • Find the fact on Beywiki!: The cut of quick death. (1 Point) A whooping 60° or 30°, depending on how you see it: it was Q, of course! http://wiki.worldbeyblade.org/index.php?...tom:_Quake
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: Which Beyblade recently underwent a considerable name change? (2 Points) Pumpking instead of Bumpking! More or less recently and debatably considerable, but only changes to original and not dub names were accepted.
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: Which Beyblades are for thuggin'? (1 Point) Aries and Quetzalcoatl! http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-Pictures...5#pid83865 http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-Attachme...pid1208924 Subtle inside joke...
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: How many people participated in tournaments in May 2011? (2 Points) 587 entries, wow! We accepted all answers above 500.


    Aaaah! They weren't super easy this year, but those who got the right answers can be proud to have really earned those points!


    And now, the moment you have all been waiting for...

    ...



    Scavenger Hunt Prizes

    • 13th to 15th Place: Metal Face set of your choice

    Blakedude1 (6), BradB116 (6) and Dual (6)!!


    • 8th to 12th Place: Zero-G Starter of your choice

    Tri (10), RagerBlade (9), Scout25 (7), Manicben (7) and Wombat (6)!!



    [Image: BigBangPegasisAsiaModel.jpg]
    • 7th Place: Big Bang Pegasis FGrin Asia Model + Face Booster VIVID

    Pegasus 78610 with 14 points!




    [Image: SaramandaIfraid_Top.jpg] + [Image: OrojyaRevizer_Top.jpg]
    • 5th-6th Places: Orojya Revizer T125JB AND Saramanda Ifraid DF145BS + Face Booster VIVID

    Leone19 with 24 points, and The Supreme One with 18!




    [Image: Ultimatesynchromdxsetde.png] OR [Image: BeybladeUltSynchromDXSetAttBalType.jpg]
    • 3rd-4th Places: BBG-24 OR BBG-25 Beyblade Ultimate Synchrom DX Sets + Face Booster VIVID

    AquilaClassik and ashton pinto, both with 25 points!



    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    • 2nd Place: Custom-colored Beyblade by Leone19, of your choice + Face Booster VIVID

    Honey, with 29 points!




    [Image: anythingyouwant.png]
    (graphic by Aɴɢʀʏ Fᴀᴄᴇ, wow!)

    • 1st Place: ~ANYTHING YOU WANT~ + Face Booster VIVID

    Time, with 32 points!!!



    Congratulations everybody!! You can claim your prize by sending a private message including your full name and address to Kei!



    Lest we forget, those points also serve another purpose than placing you in order in the scoreboard. You can also obtain the Face Booster VIVID [Image: faceboostervivid.png] for 8 points, even if you've already earned one as part of your top-tier prize! It contains the following possible Faces:

    [Image: wbbaldragoface.png] [Image: wbbacaesarface.png] [Image: corodragonface.png] [Image: poseidonface.png] [Image: samuraipegasiswboface.png]

    Besides that Face Booster, you can also exchange your points obtained in the Scavenger Hunt for the following:
    These Face Boosters cost 6 points each.
    • Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
    • Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
    • Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
    • Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
    • Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
    • Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]

    And these, 5 points each:
    • Face Booster CRIMSON [Image: faceboostercrimson.png]
    • Face Booster AZURE [Image: faceboosterazure.png]
    • Face Booster AMBER [Image: faceboosteramber.png]
    • Face Booster VIOLET [Image: faceboosterviolet.png]
    • Face Booster JADE [Image: faceboosterjade.png]


    On top of that, all who have been able to obtain 3 points at least will soon be given the amazing Anniversary Face 2014!! [Image: WBO_6th_Anniversary_Face.png] As you might notice, we changed the design slightly to reflect the actual 6th Anniversary logo. In any case, as soon as we fix a small but surprisingly hollow issue in the Face system, it'll be adorning your beautiful profile!


    So with all of this said, here's the rest of the scoreboard!

    Angry Face : 6
    TitanTactic7 : 6
    Fireblaze420 : 6
    OldSchool ™ : 6
    JesseObre : 6
    Rayxnikhil : 6
    AdityaTheBlader : 6
    Yashpinto : 6
    Shido-kun : 6
    SarabScientist : 6
    Eminem* : 5
    Caos. : 5
    Lawesomeness : 4
    Geetster99 : 4
    Sniper : 4
    Ksaaadia : 4
    Beymaster 15963 : 4
    Stars : 4
    OnTheDL : 4
    Mega Manbeast : 4
    Priscient : 4
    Shido's Dad : 4
    PhantomGod : 4
    Yondu : 4
    Haspro : 4
    Frosh : 4
    Dad19 : 4
    Mom19 : 4
    KM4ADB : 4
    CopperSpark : 4
    Ejam : 4
    Philturn : 4
    Morkad : 4
    Maximum Dranzer : 4
    Sildron : 4
    Mateenlakhani : 4
    Dolph : 4
    Omkar lotliker : 4
    Super phantom : 4
    Nikhil2 : 4
    UltimateOrion : 4
    Pyrus10000 : 4
    Dark_Mousy : 4


    As the tradition goes, post your Face Booster choices right here in this topic, and we'll make the Faces rain!!





    In conclusion, we'd like to thank you for your patience during all the migration and server stabilizations! It wasn't easy on anyone, for sure, and we hope to perfect this whole situation shortly.

    However, what could help us is if everyone did their best to clean up some of their old private messages. We've found out that the sheer amount of private messages our database held represented HALF of everything, which is insane if you think about it. Therefore, if you were still holding on to thousands of private messages, try deleting most of them please! There's a way to download them for achive, but right now might not be the best time for everyone to request huge downloads at once to our server, unfortunately!



    By the way, we're still in that shocking winter, but start prepping yourself for... BeyDays 2015!

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  Beywiki is back!
Posted by: Kai-V - Jan 16 2015 02:53 AM - Replies (22)

After weeks of hard work, sweat and tears, Beywiki is finally back!

[Image: logo.png]

We can now get back to the multiple Projects of the Moment we have and, well, simply put, publish everything we know on it!

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  Scavenger Hunt extension!
Posted by: Kai-V - Jan 03 2015 04:58 PM - Replies (11)

Hi World Bladers!


Due to the circumstances surrounding our recent migration as well as the downtime that followed it, in addition to the fact that Beywiki will only be back online at the beginning of next week, we know we'll make numerous Bladers happy by announcing that the deadline for the ongoing Scavenger Hunt will be extended to January 14th 2015 at 23:59:59 PM EST!


Good luck to the contestants until then! The race is heating up!

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  Scheduled downtime for migration
Posted by: Kai-V - Dec 18 2014 03:41 AM - Replies (155)

Hey all WBO Bladers!


As we announced in the WBO 6th Anniversary post, there was a downtime coming up due to us having to move to another host, and apparently that downtime is coming very soon!

We just want to tell you about it so that you don't worry about the World Beyblade Organization disappearing for a couple of hours. Once the move is complete, everything will come back to normal, and you won't see a difference at all! We will still be using MyBB as our software, unlike what some of you feared. We're really just copy-pasting the site to another place, but you'll still be able to access it via the same URLs (worldbeyblade.org, beywiki.com, beybladeforums.com, beyblademetalfury.com, etc.) once the downtime is over!


So, be patient, don't worry, and tell us afterwards how you kept yourself busy Beyblade-wise during that time!


(We were told by our new host that the migration might happen as early as tomorrow morning, but it might fall on Friday instead.)

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  WBO Anniversary 6! And it's only the beginning! (Scavenger Hunt now free-for-all!)
Posted by: Kai-V - Dec 04 2014 07:22 PM - Replies (415)

When the daylight isn't here to blow us away, it's time for what?? The WBO Anniversary! It's time to light up our Blader Spirits independently for a sixth year!

[Image: WBO_6th_Anniversary_Logo_3.png]

After more than 500 tournaments, and not that far from 100,000 Members, we've come such a long way, but we still have so much to do! Hey, you're so mistaken if you think we have explored everything!

We've got exactly what you need to bring some excitement to your life, and it starts right off with the highest crowd-pleaser: a Scavenger Hunt!!


Scavenger Hunt

Like last year, you can only try once per question, unless the question is found out to be too difficult and that we decide to allow more attempts per person. However, that would only be near the end of the Scavenger Hunt period, so be on the lookout! Forget that, you can now try as many times per question goal as you want, but we just ask that you wait for Kai-V's reply on whether the answer is good or not before you send further tries! One answer at a time, basically!


Here are the questions or goals you have to accomplish:
  • Host or participate in at least one approved tournament (4 Points)
  • Get four (new) of your referrals to Like the official WBO Facebook Page (2 Points)
  • Earn four (new) valid referrals and have them sign up on the BeyMap where they live (3 Points)
  • Get a photograph of at least four people playing Beyblade, with a big sign saying "Happy Anniversary WBO! " (3 Points)
  • Share a Beywiki article (requires proof such as a screenshot) (1 Point)
  • Share a BeyChannel video (requires proof such as screenshot) (1 Point)
  • Receive an additional, new Face (2 Points)
  • Be the first to find the "____ Face" hidden around the site each week (2 Points)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org or Beywiki!: "What will these serve for?" (2 Points)
    [Image: ScavengerHuntMetalPic.jpg]
  • Find the fact on Beywiki!: "What is the size of the smallest BeyStadium?" (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: "What are the holidays in Beyblade?" (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: "Which Face vanished!?" (1 point)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: What is the most common pair of Track and Bottom and how many times was it released? (2 Points)
  • Find the fact on Beywiki!: The cut of quick death. (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: Which Beyblade recently underwent a considerable name change? (2 Points)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: Which Beyblades are for thuggin'? (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org!: How many people participated in tournaments in May 2011? (2 Points)
  • Upload a video to Youtube discussing what you like the most about the World Beyblade Organization. If you've already done that previously, upload a video about where you imagine the World Beyblade Organization in a few years, knowing our history. (2 Points)
  • Post your thoughts and results about Zero-G Stadiums with other formats, whether Plastics, HMS or Limited. For now, please post them in the base of the Beyblade Customizations forum, and support your test results with videos as well, ideally. (2 Point)
  • Upload a video of you trying to explain Beyblade customization to a kid younger than 5 years old. (2 Points) If you can and if you're game, add a segment right after where you try to do the same thing but to an adult. (2 Points)
  • Upload a video to Youtube showing your experience at an Official WBO Organized Play Event and post it on the WBO and share it on social media (requires proof such as a screenshot, minimum length: 2 minutes). (3 Points)
  • Upload a video to Youtube showcasing a complete BeyBattle from an Official WBO Organized Play Event with commentary from you/players regarding the match-up/outcome on the video or in the post. Post it on the WBO and share it on social media (requires proof such as a screenshot). (3 Points)
  • Upload a video showing your Beyblade workout (joke or not)! (2 points)
  • Upload an album of photos from a Official WBO Organized Play Event and post them on the WBO in the appropriate tournament thread. Example. (1 Point)
  • Submit a BeyChannel-ready tournament video to the WBO. Details on how to do so can be found here (Limit: one video per tournament. If you collaborate with another member in editing/shooting footage, we can potentially split the points and award two to each member). (4 Points)
  • Contribute to the Beywiki Project of the Moment: Back to the roots or any of the previous Projects of the Moment! Contributions must be substantial, such as photographs of at least five boxes for the Project of the Moment: Photograph all these boxes and put them away for good! (2 Points)


The more points you get, the higher on the prize-winner list you'll be!

It's simple: all you have to do to get added to the scoreboard is to send your proof of accomplishment or your answer to Kai-V by private message. You have until January 4th 2015 11:59:59 PM EST to achieve as many goals as you can, so nothing sent after that point will be accepted. Since you only have one chance per question, take some time to do your research well before submitting a wrong answer! However, we can guarantee that all of the answers are somewhere on the World Beyblade Organization's assets!

On top of that, similar to last year, we won't necessarily post a scoreboard, and you won't be told if your answer is correct. Since private messages are flowing like tsunami in that period, it'll make the job smoother!



The first hidden Face is... the Brad Face! [Image: bface.png]
Be sure to post its location right here in this topic as soon as you find it, because only the first person will be awarded points!



Scavenger Hunt Prizes

Here's what you will win depending on your number of points!

  • 1st Place: ~ANYTHING YOU WANT~ + Face Booster VIVID

  • 2nd Place: Custom-colored Beyblade by Leone19, of your choice + Face Booster VIVID


[Image: Ultimatesynchromdxsetde.png] OR [Image: BeybladeUltSynchromDXSetAttBalType.jpg]
  • 3rd-4th Places: BBG-24 OR BBG-25 Beyblade Ultimate Synchrom DX Sets + Face Booster VIVID


[Image: SaramandaIfraid_Top.jpg] + [Image: OrojyaRevizer_Top.jpg]
  • 5th-6th Places: Orojya Revizer T125JB AND Saramanda Ifraid DF145BS + Face Booster VIVID


[Image: BigBangPegasisAsiaModel.jpg]
  • 7th Place: Big Bang Pegasis F:D Asia Model + Face Booster VIVID

  • 8th to 12th Place: Zero-G Starter of your choice
  • 13th to 15th Place: Metal Face set of your choice


As you can see, the exclusive Face Booster VIVID [Image: faceboostervivid.png] is ever so present on this special occasion, and you can get one if you can gather 8 points in this Scavenger Hunt!

[Image: wbbaldragoface.png] [Image: wbbacaesarface.png] [Image: corodragonface.png] [Image: poseidonface.png] [Image: samuraipegasiswboface.png]


Additionally, if you're able to obtain 3 points at least, you will receive the superb Anniversary Face 2014!! [Image: anniversaryface2014.png]


If you're in between all these points, don't worry, you can also exchange them for regular but not ordinary Face Boosters! Here's what's needed:

These Face Boosters will cost 6 points each.
  • Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
  • Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
  • Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]

And these, 5 points each:
  • Face Booster CRIMSON [Image: faceboostercrimson.png]
  • Face Booster AZURE [Image: faceboosterazure.png]
  • Face Booster AMBER [Image: faceboosteramber.png]
  • Face Booster VIOLET [Image: faceboosterviolet.png]
  • Face Booster JADE [Image: faceboosterjade.png]


With all of that laid out for you guys, we wish you the best of luck in stumbling upon the answers! You'll probably discover some things you totally did not know about until now!



Free entry from December 13th to December 21st!

To help as many regions as possible come out to play even in winter, we'll throw an additional incentive : the entry fee will be waived from December 13th to December 21st!

You can still purchase a Blader Passport for upcoming events, but otherwise, just have fun and get together!



Your best memories of the WBO!

Hey, why not bring this back this year 'round too? A lot happened in the last year and we have got some new Members meanwhile, so what are your highlights so far on the World Beyblade Organization? You can fill out the following questions, it'll be fun to read what everyone experienced!
  • Your best day on the WBO:
  • The best year for the WBO in your opinion:
  • Your time spent on the WBO:
  • Your best tournament you hosted:
  • Your best tournament you participated in:
  • The two Bladers you'd want to see Beybattle the most:
  • Your favorite WBO Member:
  • Your favorite post on the WBO:
  • Your favorite announcement:
  • Your favorite news posted (Beyblade-related or anything else):
  • The post you find funniest:
  • Your saddest moment on the WBO:
  • The occasion you spent the most time on the WBO:
  • Your favorite thing about the WBO:
  • Alternatively, your favorite concrete feature about the WBO:
  • Where you think the WBO will be in one year:
  • The WBO Member you'd like to hang out with:
  • The WBO Member you'd like to play video games with:
  • The WBO Member you'd like to blade with:
  • The WBO Member you'd like to really collaborate with:
  • The combination from a WBO Member you appreciated the most:
  • The collaboration with a specialist or with a company you liked the most:


Feel free to add more in the list if you have other ideas!




Official WBO Book


We have chosen this occasion to officially launch a new, fabulous project: creating a WBO book!


[Image: WBOBook_aniv.png]


In six years, a lot happened, and not everyone was on this ride since the beginning, so it'll be a good opportunity to round up some things, clear some inside jokes, but also develop on the greater parts of the World Beyblade Organization that you wouldn't necessarily find in everyday life!

This project will spread on probably a year, so anyone that has busy schedules during school can still participate whenever free time comes!

We're looking for a gang of authors who will commit to writing even just one section of the book. There will be various subjects, and we are targeting a size of around 50 pages, like a magazine. It's really just a matter of writing well, and sometimes doing a little extra research on a subject that interest you!


Here are the different sections we had come up with:
  • some sort of introductory message from the Committee/a Committee Member;
  • articles about two or three big, active regions (Toronto, New York, etc.) : feared players, anecdotes, inside jokes, etc.
  • AND/OR one general article about tournaments to englobe anecdotes from other regions as well;
  • how to become a Committee Member / and an Advanced Member;
  • lists of things to buy to be competitive, without descriptions;
  • history of the WBO in 3 phases : before Metal Fight Beyblade (and perhaps even a short history of Off the Chain and Beyblade Forums; getting Roan and people like him from back then would be great), Metal Fight Beyblade out in Japan, Metal Fight Beyblade out everywhere;
  • Days created by WBO;
  • Profiles of notable Bladers (their journey, etc.);
  • WBO's "blacklist"/inside jokes (origin of carp);
  • Abandoned ideas;
  • history of top-tier lists;
  • notable Members (e.g. th!nk);
  • Brad;
  • collaborations (Hasbro, Nelvana, what they gave, etc.);
  • Beywiki (how it was what you were led to initially when you came, but also more);
  • anecdotes (e.g. the sets of HMS avatars and signatures the Committee had once);
  • graphics (Kei's section mostly);
  • what happened to past Committee Members.

There's so much we could write about, but the above gives you an idea of the direction we want the book to have. However, all of it is up for discussion, and if you have any suggestions of things to change, subjects to add, people to interview, etc., we will soon open a new thread just to talk about it and collect ideas.


So what do you say? Excited to be part of the team? Excited to read it?

Seriously, have you ever seen a seriously interesting book related to Beyblade before?!




Image Slideshow on Index

We've seen you all wonder why there are sometimes 6x more guests online than Members. Well, so do we!

To help counter this and explain to visitors what the benefits of signing up on the World Beyblade Organization are, we have added a slider of images to show some of the top advantages. You'll only see the slideshow if you log out though. Let's cross our fingers!




No more Standard Rulebook

Times change, and since the Standard format isn't the type of tournament that's hosted the most anymore, we've decided to remove the Standard Rulebook altogether. That means that if you organise a tournament, yes you need to print a few more pages to account for all the formats, but at least there is only one document to refer to!

So, here's a link to the Universal Organized Play Rulebook, which is the only one left:
http://worldbeyblade.org/universalrules.pdf

For the moment, "Standard format" will keep that name, but yeah, you get the idea!


On the subject of rules, we also wanted to let you know that we are planning to make a few changes to the BeyPoint System, notably to accomodate tournaments with a lower limit of participants in dire cases, and also to support and clearly separate different formats. The revised version could take quite a while to come though since it's a lot of work! Events will still be processed meanwhile.




As times are slower than usual in Beyblade, we know you may find yourself wondering what to do anymore. But hey, it's not like everything falls to dust just because Beyblade releases are rarer. The WBO is a living proof that you don't need new products to be active in Beyblade!

Here are a few suggestions of things to do, if needed:

- Start up a tournament scene in your region: There are still a lot of orphan Bladers out there, some who are not on the World Beyblade Organization yet strangely, and, to name just one country, there's more than 75% of the United States that has essentially not been explored yet! Finding those lost Beyblade fans, whether online or physically in your region, can help an area find just enough players to hold a tournament. And wait- a change to the rules about the minimum number of participants is coming up shortly, so the target will be even lower! It's litterally at the tips of your fingers, World Bladers! And you don't have to help only for your own region; sometimes, a gesture will help worldwide!
- Tests that were never done before: Besides the Limited format which has not necessarily been fully tested yet, there are several things to test that people might not realise over time. Mercury? We barely have any idea how it works in comparison to other Metal Wheels on its level, which is what has led to there being no Beywiki article for it. On top of that, it's mentioned in this year's Scavenger Hunt, why not delve into out-of-the-ordinary formats? Zero-G + Plastics, why not? Plus, it's a secret, but we might try adding occasional 'restrictions' to the Limited format...! Prepare for it!
- Beywiki articles: The state of Beywiki is slightly better than before, but there are still so many articles missing, and some of them are not even about individual Beyblades. Think of a concept that needs to be immortalised somewhere for future or easy reference? That's probably exactly what belongs on Beywiki!
- WBO Book: You're more the type to write but not necessarily about the Beyblade spinning tops? You could participate to the WBO book project, or write your own series like some of your fellow Members!
- Imagine what the next Beyblade series will be: Why not put your mind to some juicy speculations about the future Beyblade series, if it's not a continuation of Metal Fight Beyblade? There's a lot to debate and be creative with that. http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-Speculat...ies-system
- Be nostalgic about the Beyblade anime seasons: Less into the Beyblade toys and more interested in the anime associated with Beyblade? We just opened the Beyblade Spirit encyclopedia to the public and there's a lot to discover but also help out with! The series is full of jewels!


Got any other ideas? There's certainly not nothing to keep ourselves busy, for sure!




Host Change


We recently received the poor news that our host will be closing shop, so we just want to let you know that a move to a new host will be scheduled before the end of 2014, and during that moment the site will be temporarily closed for maintenance. Unless something goes wrong, this should only last a few hours. We will make a new announcement once we know exactly which day and time the change of host will take place, so definitely don't worry about anything!




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  November 2014 Giveaway: Beyblade Legends (Metal Fusion) - Passport Holders Only
Posted by: Kei - Nov 23 2014 09:22 PM - Replies (44)

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Hey World Bladers,

We know many of you are on the look out for the new Beyblade Legends, so we've decided to give away one this month! If you're a Passport Holder, please post once in this thread to be entered in the November 2014 giveaway for one of the following Beyblade Legends!:
  • BB-28 Storm Pegasus 105RF
  • BB-30 Rock Leone 145WB
  • BB-43 Lightning L-Drago 100HF
  • BB-59 Burn Fireblaze 135MS
The winner of this giveaway will receive one of the above Beyblades of their choice, but in addition, to make the deal even sweeter, we will also throw in one Face Booster for the winner!
  • Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
  • Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
  • Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]

Bladers who post in this thread and do not possess a Blader Passport will have their posts immediately deleted.

This contest will run for eight days until November 30th, 11:59:59PM EST. Any Passport Holders who post after that date/time will not be entered. The winners will be announced shortly after the date has passed and will have their prize shipped to them free of charge!

Good luck everyone!

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  October Giveaway: Diablo Nemesis Hallowe'en Version~ Passport Holders Only
Posted by: Kai-V - Oct 25 2014 10:09 PM - Replies (57)

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Hey World Bladers,

October is synonym of fall, of the second month of school, but also... Hallowe'en! If you're a Passport Holder, please post once in this thread to be entered in the October 2014 giveaway for an exclusive Diablo Nemesis X:D Halloween Ver. custom painted just for you guys by your fellow Member Leone19!

Bladers who post in this thread and do not possess a Blader Passport will have their posts immediately deleted.

To make things even better, we will also throw in one Face Booster for the winner!
  • Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
  • Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
  • Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]

This contest will run for six days until October 31st, 11:59:59PM EST. Any Passport Holders who post after that date/time will not be entered. The winners will be announced shortly after the date has passed and will have their prize shipped to them free of charge!

Good luck everyone and Happy Halloween!

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  Beywiki's 7th Anniversary!!
Posted by: Kai-V - Oct 07 2014 08:48 PM - Replies (47)

Guess what, World Bladers? This website opened 7 years ago today! It's time to celebrate Beywiki!!


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Since it's still a work in progress, there aren't big changes as much as encouragements for you all to contribute to the max to this awesome project!


More kid-friendly

Admittedly, Beywiki doesn't visually appeal to kids, especially considering the numerous paragraphs of accurate and in-depth content we have, so to try and remedy this issue to possibly widen our audience, we're introducing the Bad, OK, and Great banners!

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Do you see a familiar face around? That's right, Blader DJ's here to help you understand whether a part is good or not!

These banners will be added to each part description like this:


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(Leave us some time though, since we've got quite a few Beyblade articles to go through to add all the banners!)

That way, it's visually easy to identify whether a Beyblade is made of worthy parts and how many of them it has. Well, that's on top of the innovative feature we have, the Usefulness Categorization!

A thread will soon be created in the Beywiki Project forum where you'll be able to help and post which articles you have added the banners to just so we can verify that nothing was mislabeled. Stay tuned for the link to this topic, and thanks in advance for your help!


Have you got other ideas to improve Beywiki and make it kid-friendly? You can submit them here, or in the Suggestions for the Wiki thread.


On top of that, I've been doing some much needed updates, such as finally adding articles for accessories on Beywiki. It's not done yet though, so be slightly more patient!



Current Project of the Moment

That's right, it's time for another one of these!

The newest Project of the Moment's goal is to focus on the plastics and HMS articles, since they're lacking some love! It was brought to our attention, notably, that the Random Boosters articles for those generations needed some work, so that'll be on our list, but here are other subjects you can help with if you're knowledgeable about HMS and Plastics or that you own several of them at least:
  • Working on the few articles on plastic Beyblades that currently display inaccurate descriptions;
  • Write articles about Aero Knight MS and Dranzer MF;
  • Write articles for the several plastic Beyblades missing an article!

Discuss your desired contribution to this project and other ideas you think should be done in this area in the official thread for the Project of the Moment:
http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-Project-...-the-roots



Introducing... WBO Anime and Manga!

Just because we're the most hardcore community for Beyblade metagame analysis doesn't mean that we've got no ties to the anime and manga attached to that game, and I used to own a website called Beyblade Spirit which mostly focused on that, so it's the perfect opportunity to bring that back to the public, since there's quite a lot of exclusive content there already! Give it up for the Beyblade Spirit encyclopedia!




The way it will work is that, since for some reason it got a lot of SPAM bots already, at least for the beginning all edits will have to go through me. We do want to moderate the quality of what gets published anyway, just like for Beywiki, so that's hitting two targets with one stone anyway.

I've already added all the content I had written for Beyblade Spirit back then, so there's a lot you can read and look at already, but to help add content, you can post right there:
http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-Beyblade...cyclopedia


I think the anime is what makes most of us really nostalgic, and this wiki has a lot of running-down-the-memory-lane to bring you!



Face Contest: Design a WBO T-Shirt!

We're looking for design suggestions for what you think a WBO T-shirt should be (besides our current WBO logo, white T-shirt) and a few of you have offered to work on it in the past, so let's see you run wild with ideas for a shirt that would fully represent the World Beyblade Organization!

All details can be found in the following topic:
http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-Face-Con...BO-T-Shirt

The contest ends on October 31st 2014 at 11:59:59 PM EST!



BeyChannel: DIR EN BEY Toronto tournament footage added!

A new video has been added to the Beyblade Channel, and it's the footage of the DIR EN BEY tournament that happened in Toronto back in November 2013, so enjoy the show!






Winner of the Passport Holder Giveaway

In almost record time, the winner of the brand new black Rev-Up Launcher that was up for grabs for Passport Holders only is...


...


Sniper! Congrats! You can claim your prize by contacting Kei and you can post your Face Booster selection right here. Enjoy!
  • Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
  • Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
  • Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]





We hope that you'll all be able to be a part of the celebrations in one way or another, and remember that Beywiki, and now the Beyblade Spirit encyclopedia too, will always exist thanks to the members of this amazing community!

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  September 2014 Giveaway: Rev-Up Launcher (Black) - Passport Holders Only
Posted by: Kei - Sep 24 2014 02:24 AM - Replies (47)

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Hey World Bladers,

The dreaded–for more reasons than one–Rev-Up Launchers are slowly becoming harder and harder to find, so we've decided to give one away this month! If you're a Passport Holder, please post once in this thread to be entered in the September 2014 giveaway for a brand new Rev-Up Launcher (Black)!

Bladers who post in this thread and do not possess a Blader Passport will have their posts immediately deleted.

To make the deal even sweeter, we will also throw in one Face Booster for the winner!
  • Face Booster RED [Image: faceboosterred.png]
  • Face Booster BLUE [Image: faceboosterblue.png]
  • Face Booster GREEN [Image: faceboostergreen.png]
  • Face Booster ORANGE [Image: faceboosterorange.png]
  • Face Booster YELLOW [Image: FaceBoosterIconYellow.png]
  • Face Booster PURPLE [Image: FaceBoosterIconPurple.png]

This contest will run for seven days until September 30th, 11:59:59PM EST. Any Passport Holders who post after that date/time will not be entered. The winners will be announced shortly after the date has passed and will have their prize shipped to them free of charge!

Good luck everyone!

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