Q: Why has The Dark Syndicate Switched to a more
A: It has been our goal for some time, Zero
finally made the push to have it done.
Q: Has Sega or Microsoft threatened any members of
A: Absolutely not. Changing the site was our
choice, and there was no legal pressure.
Q: Will anyone on this site work on an Xbox
A: No, programming the Xbox to bypass Xbox Live
would be a violation of the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act. Even without the Xbox Live program,
getting PSO to connect to a private server would
still violate The DMCA
Q: Does this mean Schtserv violates the DMCA?
A: Yes, but end users can not be held liable or
responsible for using it. You can not get in
trouble for playing on his server.
Q: Is The Dark Syndicate A clan?
A: No. Nope. Never.
Q: Can I play PSU with one of you guys?
A: Unfortunately we can not give out our PSU names
or information. Sega recently banned a member of
our site who had never modified the game and we
would rather not risk another incident.
Q: Are you guys trying to protect Sega by not
A: F*** No. If PSU content for the 360 was
released it would hurt the players and the game we
all love. It would hurt them far more than it
would hurt Sega.
Q: Will the new site help any staff members
situations with Sega?
A: It is doubtful, and we don't expect it to. They
run the game with their rules whether we disagree
or not everyone has to follow them, including us.
Q: How do we know you guys won't change your
A: You don't. But we do. The decision is final. We
had to let go of 4 of our trusted staff members
who disagreed because of it. No worries though,
they do not have the ability to modify the game.
Q: I think I saw a youtube video of Snowfox, where
A: This was uploaded by one of the members we had
to let go. It is under his account, if you want to
see it we suggest you take it up with him.
Q: I saw someone claiming to be a hacker, what do
A: Don't panic, file a support ticket to Sega, you
can find the link on our navigation bar on the
left. Be sure to include all the information you
can. Please do not contact us first. You can
submit your information to us after you have
contacted Sega. The Dark Syndicate is not your
personal weapon. Do not submit fake claims to us
if you simply do not like someone. Don't say we
didn't warn you.
Q: Is Sega really banning characters named Snowfox?
A: We don't know. There is at least 1 case of a
legit Snowfox being banned but he is one of ours.
Q: Why did you guys remove the Blue Burst Content?
A: We only supported Blue Burst during the Beta.
There is no reason for you to cheat on private
servers designated for cheating. If you run your
own server and would like it to be a modding
server, please contact us with your information
and we will provide you with personal use files.
You must prove your intention and that you own the
server before any files are sent to you.
Q: I don't think what Sega has done to your
members is right, what can I do?
A: You can voice your opinion on the Sega forum or
contact them via a support ticket. Be warned, most
Snowfox or TDS threads get deleted immediately.
Please do not get yourself in trouble with them.
Q: Are you turning on other Phantasy Star Hackers?
A: Of course not. We believe in modding, but only
for personal gain or experience, not to effect the
gameplay of others. We are only against those
trying to ruin the game for others.
Q: What if someone else mods the game for
destructive purposes and releases it?
A: It's been 4 years. You can't liv eon what-ifs.
This site has been watching from the shadows since
then doing our best to keep it this way. If
something happens we will contact Sega, if they
are willing to accept our help, we will offer it
for free without gain or benefit.
Q: Did I hear you offered to help Sega before and
it didn't work?
A: Yes. Ignorance ruined a possible standing
relationship with Sega. However, the PSU community
is ran by Edward, who seems to be a good dude.
Zero vouched for him. Feel free to blame him if he
turns out to be a prick.
Q: What happened to your forums? Didn't they have
A: Yes, Foxline gained just about 50,000 users in
4 years. We aren't conceited. Only 7,000 members
were active. We can assume the rest were inactive
lurkers, multiple user accounts, or spam bots.
When The Dark Syndicate reopened we reached 4,200
members. It was a hard decision to shut down the
forums back in 2005 but we saw no other option.
Q: Which one of you is the real Snowfox?
A: The name has grown beyond the limitations of a
single person. It's become a symbol and an idea. A
man can fail whereas ideas are bulletproof. (Yeah
we just jacked the legit peoples V for vendetta
quotes. They jacked our Snowfox Lives phrase) but
X will still argue to the end that he's the true
Q: Where did the line "Snowfox Lives" come from?
A: It started when a member of the R&D Team was
banned. He came back on an unnamed character and
said that in the lobby and it stuck. A fan of ours
imitated Clumsyorchids character and went around
saying this line. We thought it was so funny we
asked him for screen shots. The line is used today
by people who support our cause as well as a legit
group trying to support fair gaming.
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