Hello fellow Aincrad dudes! It's your boy Oscar here with an update. I'm sure you guys are wondering why we haven't done away with the Quarantine Bonus. It's been going for months now. Well, here's some good news about that:
The Current SP Bonus Event will remain active until the launch of 3.0~~~
Since the Labyrinth Guardian has been slain, we have decided to make this bonus period permanent until 3.0 is here. The update itself is progressing smoothly so rest assured that when the Raid Boss is slain, we will be ready with a ultra mega super Patch. Until then, enjoy being able to progress in our current leveling convention just a little bit faster.
Hope you've finished up your hunting, because today is the last day to collect eggs!
Please read below to find important information regarding the end of the Easter Egg Extravaganza:
1) You will have until 11:59 pm EDT (GMT-4) on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020, to roll for eggs. All posts with an egg roll must be filled in by this time, or the roll is rendered invalid.
2) After this point you may continue to post in event threads, bringing them to a natural close. You may continue to exchange your eggs for prizes. You may continue to have your threads closed when they're finished.
3) By 11:59 pm EDT (GMT-4) on Wednesday, April 29th, 2020, you must have all event threads submitted for closure and all eggs exchanged for prizes. This means that the event will be entirely finished by Thursday, April 30th.
Remember, you need to visit Eg, Egg, and Eggy to turn in your eggs.
If you have any questions, feel free to message a staff member, or ask in the SAO-RPG Discord.
After a long day, all you really want is a big dinner and a soft bed. The mobs have been slain, the mats have been found, and the crafts have been crafted.
You’ve completed quests, messaged with friends, and hardly spent any time at all considering the harsh realities of the virtual world you’ve been trapped in. All in all, a good day, and one that you-
Wait a minute. Nestled in a tuft of green grass is a vibrant pink ball. As you crouch to examine the object, you realize it isn’t exactly spherical.
In fact, upon further inspection, the item is actually quite familiar; nostalgia swamps you as you reach for it.
Beginning Wednesday, April 1st, Aincrad will be flooded with colorful Easter Eggs. Using a variety of methods, both combat and non-combat related, players will have the opportunity to collect as many eggs as possible. They can then redeem them for fantastic prizes. Eggs will only spawn in threads created on or after April 1st, and only if the title includes an [E3] tag. These eggs will stop spawning come April 23rd, so the last day to collect is Wednesday, April 22nd. Items and consumables will be allowed, but not certainly required to partake in the event. Grab your gear, form your parties, and prepare yourselves for a little spring-time fun!
Hello fellow potential viral vectors!
Staff is proud to unveil another Bonus SP Event! From now until ThE CoViD gets under control, enjoy an extra +1 SP to all threads. You may apply this bonus to threads locked today prior to this announcement. So stay home and enjoy some SP while you're bored on lockdown.
And stay safe everyone~
Special Wedding Quest Update
In preparation for February's holiday, Valentine’s Day, we know that every Aincradian has that special someone and wants to spend every moment with that person. But the marriage steps and the associated quest was lacking in what was needed. So today, we bring you not just a revamped version of Saying Vows, but two more quests associated with it. Making Vows and Broken Vows.
Making Vows lets two players speak to a representative and plan their wedding. Special bonuses can be bought by the players such as rings, food, and the size of the venue.
Saying Vows has remained unchanged for the most part, with the exception of players needing to plan the wedding in the previous quest <Making Vows>. Players will have a chance to mingle, and role-play out their dream wedding with those they care about around them
But alas, not all love is forever and ever. And murder is just a bit too much. So something drastic is needed. <Broken Vows> is for those who no longer wish to be tied down by the bonds of marriage. Players will sit down, and discuss who gets what items from their shared inventory space.
Overall the new quests are here to make Aincrad feel more loved and add much-needed role play to the world, and its characters.
~Love, the Devs