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    Uniques have been pushed one week away, check the calendar to see, and you can thank a group of players for the possible spike in difficulty in the boss fight. Everyone get ready for the possibility of bodies piling up soon. Let all of you burn in the flames of my rage.
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    The Decision Committee

    I have to agree with what Life is saying. When the player representatives was first announced, I found it to be a band-aid on the problem. Based on my understanding, it felt like the staff team would be either replaced or gotten rid of entirely in lieu of a dictatorship. While I don't entirely agree with this option, I certainly don't think adding more staff was the option. Not to mention that they aren't truly staff. They're just community faces. And in that case we only need one. But in regards to the community representatives having discussions that staff doesn't see, you have to realize that people do this anyway. You're just more aware of it in this case. And no, that isn't me condoning it, just saying that it's nigh impossible to stop by anyone but the people doing it. I do, however, agree that all discussions, especially those that affect us players as a whole, should be as transparent as possible. This leads to my main point. There are unwritten rules, unclear rules, and just outright forgotten rules that either only staff know about, or someone thinks of and everyone calls it a defacto rule (or lack thereof). The best examples of this being the following ignored/forgotten or only staff known rules: The shared friend inventory (before it was abolished) The EN loss on misses (still not fully enforced, people ignore this all the time) Crystals requiring a slot of "Crystallize" enhancement on a potion to be a crystal (before the rule was changed) Trading between players either costing a post action or not costing a post action. Quest mobs ignoring the mitigation rule on loot (before it was written into the rules) Loot mobs requiring MIT rules (before it was enforced, people ignored it) Whether or not killing an orange player makes you an orange player (it doesn't, but it's not written in the rules, however Opal proved it with the death of Dom) Whether or not Performers can use Materials or have to use Recording Crystals sold by merchants for their shop (I've seen performers use materials, but the Recording Crystal in the shop explicitly says "Must be used for Performers to gain EXP") These are what I can think of off the top of my head. It's not good that this list is as long as it is, and I've only been here for just over 2/3rds of a year, and I've seen all of this. I agree that etiquette rules are important, but what good is good etiquette when nobody knows how to play the game? New player guide? We need the regular guide updated for existing players before the new players can even think to understand the game. And no rule should ever just be "staff known". If it is a rule, it needs to be written down. Otherwise, it should not be considered a rule by anyone, not even staff. And if a rule is changed, it needs to be said to everyone in an announcement immediately at the time of change, and changelogs should be kept for every single rule change made from now to forever. Having community representatives doesn't fix this major problem with the game, but staff transparency does. Staff transparency, in the way of constant changelogs, full rule reviews, updates, and filling in the holes in the rules without being afraid to say, "Oops. I dun goofed." are what will fix this. And then once that is finished, we can look to etiquette rules and new player guides. I love this site. I love the people here. Nobody is perfect, and I don't expect our staff to be perfect. But be willing to admit that you made a mistake and fix it. Sit down with us players and say, "Okay. We get that this is broken or this sucks. What can we do?" We'll tell you. You say that you can't reach out to us, but you can. We are just as open as any staff member, but only if you're willing to listen. And more importantly, ask.
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    The Decision Committee

    I feel like the decisions are a bit too cut and dry once again, but from what Lycan's said so far I can agree on. While the Community representatives' main job is supposed to be taking in feedback, concerns, and the like from players, it should be the responsibility of the entire staff to be open and receptive, which I can only hope I'm being >_<. So if/should a representative may be up to their necks with whatever might be going on they need to take care of, that doesn't mean that the rest of the staff should be inaccessible to voice their concerns or that you would need to hold your comment. So in a way representatives can be a form of "safety net" in order to make sure no one is left out or ignored. For everyone on the site, please be sure to give this some thought and make your decision. The SAO-RPG staff wants to try and make this site better, and no important decision should be made in a vacuum. The more input received on the overall experience of the site should and will be taken into account, because if you are experiencing an issue it is rare that you alone are having that problem. So as stated above, if ever you want to give feedback or report something you feel isn't right, reach out. Whether it be through a PM, on the main Skype chat, or through a Support Ticket. As always my inbox is open for anyone experiencing trouble, so don't be afraid to reach out if you need to!
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    @Opal @Calrex Looks like its really up to us three if we want to kill this thing before another rotation, unless you want to focus on healing some peeps Opal.
  5. 1 point

    Whut whut

    Whut whut
  6. 1 point
    Zelristan is best ship Zelrius x Zero x Tristan
  7. 1 point
    Hey Zero, when are the Uniques coming out? :D
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    [PP-NK-F17] Sun, Sand, and Materials

    Kooh kept a smile on her face until the man turned and walked away. The blonde made her way back to her previous spot on the beach, letting out a sigh of relief once Aereth was out of earshot. The girl sat down on the sand, stretching her legs out in front of her while she propped her arms up behind her. About ten minutes had passed, and Kooh let out a yawn. The sun felt warm against her skin, and she was grateful it wouldn't burn her as it normally would have in the real world. After winding down from the events of earlier, she could almost fall asleep here. "Yo girlie!" A masculine voice called out, cutting through the sound of the waves. Kooh's brow furrowed in irritation as her head swiveled to see two figures making their way towards her. By the time they approached she had softened her expression, but didn't offer them any pleasantries. The pair--two male players--didn't seem to mind. As they stopped beside her, the one that had called out to her shifted his weight with a friendly-looking grin on his face. He had short, black hair, and the only piece of eye-catching gear he wore was an ornate dagger sheathed at his hip. Beside him, a blonde-haired player stood with a neutral expression, as if he had resigned the other player to be the one that did all the talking. "Hey, we're looking for more players to join our guild." The raven-haired player cut right to the chase. He looked to be about the same age as Kooh, maybe a little older, while the blonde stranger was clearly younger. "We could help you get experience and some really good gear. Wanna check it out?" Kooh cocked an eyebrow as the man placed his hands on his hips, awaiting her answer. She glanced between the two players before turning her attention back to the leader and speaking up. "Uhh, sorry. I'm not really interested in joining a guild. Thanks anyway." She answered a bit dismissively. As much as she had just wanted to tell the two players to leave her alone, she kept just the minimum level of politeness. Clearly, her declination wasn't going to be taken easily. "C'mon, it's basically free stuff! You don't even want to see our guild hall?" The man still had a smile on his face, but impatience was threatening to wipe it away. Kooh frowned slightly, turning to face the ocean as she came back with a firm, "Sorry, no thanks." "Man, why do pretty girls have to be such b-tches?" The black-haired player's tone had clearly changed now, a scowl taking over his features. Kooh's attention turned back to them, glaring as she pulled her legs closer to her. The blonde stood up, keeping her eyes focused on them. "Back off." Her tone darkened just as quickly. "Wow, guess this one's a bust." He smirked, turning his head slightly in the direction of his friend. "I wonder how mad they'll get if I came back orange? They couldn't use me as a lure anymore after that!" The two players snickered between each other as Kooh's gaze shifted between them. She didn't have much time to piece together the meaning of their comments before the leader's head swiveled back to her. "I doubt a b-tch like you has any friends who'll miss--" The end of the man's sentence was replaced with the sound of Kooh's fist making contact with his jaw. Clearly not expecting the blow, the man stumbled back in a daze, his hand reaching up to touch the glowing red mark left on his cheek. Kooh silently held her ground as the blonde boy hesitantly reached for a two-handed sword at his back. His partner regained his balance, hand hovering over the dagger at his waist. "Now you've asked for it, girlie." He let out the words in a menacing growl.
  9. -1 points
    The Sword Art list now looks somewhat friendlier and prettier (thanks Takao) and Katana has a new sword art (thanks Teayre for the suggestion).
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    Sorry to those I owe a response. Got hit with Strep not too long ago, starting to get over it now. So will reply soon.
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    @Oikawa - The Faint OMG YOUR ALIVE MAN *CUDDLES*
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    We could do this all day, and you would not be any closer to beating me, not that it wouldn\'t be fun. But, I've got good news. You see, there's no need to wonder where your god is! 'Cause he's right here! And he's fresh out of mercy...
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    The screams of the two sisters sounded like music in the ears of the two players. The attempt to flee was futile, since Trywen immediately dashed after her in order to tie her up as well. With both of the victims tied up they could finally start the main event. Trywen grabbed Yui and carried her back to where Vaekon and Yua were. Throwing her into the dirt he walked back to Vaekon. “Now let’s see how tough that girl really is…” he said to his partner. After that Vaekon pulled back his fist. He was at a loss of words from the adrenalin rush he was feeling right now. For the first time since this death game started he would be able to actually hurt somebody. Aereth cringed at the sight of the recent events. But now he finally had his opportunity. Trywen and Vaekon were only focused on Yua and had their backs turned to Yui. Big mistake. Aereth sneaked up to Yui, careful not to make any noise, and kneeled down to her. He put his forefinger in front of his mouth signalizing: “Be quiet under any circumstances.” Then he picked her up quietly and rested her over his shoulder. Again, careful not to make too much noise he walked away from Yua and the two PKers. Aereth POV Finally reaching a good distance, not to near and not too far away from Yua, Aereth finally put down Yui and cut the rope with his sword. He then removed his face mask and ordered to the frightened girl. “You need to listen to me now. And you will do exactly what I’m ordering to you. This is my familiar Fenrir. He will protect and guide you to my home.” He said, gesturing at his wolf that was now standing in front of the girl. He then opened his menu, sent Yui a party invite and changed the privacy settings of his shop, so that only party members could enter. “You need to trust me. There could be more of them coming I don’t know, so you need to run now! Run and don’t stop until you reach my shop! I will save your sister. I swear on my life that I will save her and bring her back to you.” Then he put on his mask again and turned around. “You got your orders Fenrir. Protect her until you reach the shop.” With that he opened his perfect T2 DMG potion drank it and sprinted back to the place where everything started. Vaekon/Trywen POV Both of them didn’t even notice how Aereth sneaked up on them and took away Yui… Just when Vaekon was about to strike he had a numb feeling in his abdominal region and when he looked at his health points, they were deep into the yellow. “W-What..” he mumbled finally realizing what happened. Aereth came back just in time to stop the attack. “Stop this madness NOW.” He shouted and took a protective stance in front of Yua. His own health points took also a dent from an attack of his partner… @Yui, @Yua
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    Attention lovelies... who will be my next true love? http://www.sao-rpg.com/topic/14223-f4-event-boss-true-love-strikes-harder/
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    [F5:SP] Solo Travels

    Stab, stab, stab, stab, stab! It was easy to lose count of how many times his weapon pierced the man’s chest. The game was absent of any realistic blood effects but he figured his gear would be dyed red by the end of the ordeal. Only once the assassin stopped moving did he let up the onslaught, but to his surprise he wasn't dead yet. There was a sliver of health left in almost empty bar and instead of begs for mercy Seul was met with laughter. “That's it! When my buddies come lookin’ for you, tell them Tenkai sends his regards from hell…!” With one final stab to the heart the last light of red flickered out of existence and along with it the assassin, Tenkai. He exploded into a pixelated rainstorm, being swept away with the breeze and leaving Seul alone once again. The battle was won, but this was far from over. He didn't realize it during the scuffle but despite the assassin’s words the hammer wielding player was green, shifting the color of his cursor now to a sickly orange with the killing blow as he tried to catch his breath.
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    OOC All players have till 6 PM EST Feb 14th to reply to this thread to be included in the boss fight. On 6 PM my time, the event boss will begin. All participants must list their stats, equipment, battle-ready inventory, skills, buffs, and consumed items in their post. February 14th, 2023 5:00 PM The ball was going according to plan... or so they had thought, time had passed and Freylise had already claimed a lot of her victims... its quite a shame they couldn't handle the love that she had displayed... however, it was time for her next prey to strike upon them. She sat upon her pedestal and acted as if she was a statue, ready for combat to begin. After time it was 5 PM on valentines day, and the Guards had led the way towards the chapel of forgotten love, making sure the players would make it there safely. As they had arrived they had turned around and blocked the way forward with their axes and said out to them "To go any further, we must ask everyone if they are prepared. When you go past this door the boss fight should begin, as the statue of Freylise is at the Foyer of the Chapel. Drink up the potions you need, consume the foods you need, use the crystals you need. Because once you are in there, don't expect us to help you get out. We wont risk our lives in saving you. So be prepared." the stood there emotionless, and would not let any players pass if they had tried. It was up to the players to make sure that they were fully equipped... [Will be edited when everyone is present.] Current Parties:
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    Death Adder's Journal

    Note: This is a Staff Controlled Plot Character, not a personal player character. Username: «Death_Adder» Real name: Seiichi Hatanaka Age: 25 Gender: Male Height: 178cm Weight: 68kg Hair Colour: Black Eye Colour: Blue Background Seiichi Hatanaka was born into a wealthy family in Toyko, Japan. His father was a well-established businessman who had little involvement in his son’s upbringing, which was left to his stay-at-home mother. His early childhood was largely uninteresting and uneventful and left him isolated from most social interactions with other children due to his mother’s desire to shelter him for as long as she could. As he aged, it became apparent that the sheltered lifestyle was not for him. He took after his father, and desperately craved what he had been deprived of. With reluctance, Seiichi’s mother enrolled him in a private school. He turned out to be an incredibly bright student that excelled in academics, namely math and its various branches. He proved to be a very sociable child as well and quickly made lots of friends. As he continued to grow, so did the psychopathic tendencies that he had apparently inherited from his father. Of these tendencies, nothing was more apparent than his inclinations toward manipulation. After a minor, childish betrayal between friends, he began to learn how certain methods of manipulation worked on certain personality types. This friend, in particular, responded best with violence, and Seiichi obliged. Throughout his time in school, Seiichi’s ability to manipulate benefited him greatly, and secured him a certain net of safety. He took a liking to video games in his teenage years, namely MMOs and RPGs, where his manipulative nature could be utilized fully. He founded and organized large guilds simply because he enjoyed the aspects of controlling groups of people, which is also where he learned a lot about group organization and how to ensure loyalty and service. As was typical of him, he grew bored of the simplistic nature of the games available to him. His interest was revitalized upon hearing the announcement of the NerveGear and Sword Art Online. Seiichi found it to be an entirely new challenge to undertake and he, with the help of his father’s wealth, jumped on the opportunity. Personality Virtues Charismatic Whatever claims one might lay upon Seiichi’s character, there is an undeniable charm to the way he carries himself. Born with a tongue as silver as the spoon in his mouth, Seiichi is accustomed to getting his way simply with words. They might be threats, implications, or simple charm, but he always gets his way in the end. Ambitious Seiichi is a real go-getter. Having been taught from a young age to take what he wants, he certainly has no qualms about working for it. In his youth, he was often described to be an incessant dreamer with an insatiable hunger for achieving the unachievable. While he may have mellowed out upon progressing into adulthood, remnants of this aspect of his personality remain to help him along his way. Honest Miraculously, Seiichi is not a liar. He prides himself on his honesty and, to a degree, his fairness. If he says he’ll do something, he’ll do it. Of course, that doesn’t mean that all of the promises he makes are completely paragon. A person should simply expect for him to follow through on his word. His honesty often conflicts with his tactfulness, forcing him to prioritize whichever he deems to be more important. Vices Manipulative In the art of manipulation, Seiichi’s skill is unrivaled. His resourcefulness, attention to empathy and detail, lack of adversity toward violence and establishing dominance, as well as his natural leadership skills all lend themselves well to manipulating those around him to his benefit. Some might even go as far as to define his behavior as cruel or borderline psychopathic, yet whatever cruelty he might show is carefully calculated. Selfish At the end of the day, regardless of whatever promises he might give, Seiichi is in it for himself. He has one goal: to survive. When one sees selfishness, they might equate it to greed, which isn’t true in Seiichi’s case. He is surprisingly generous, especially to those in his inner circle, if only to ensure loyalty. There’s nobody that pays better, after all. Violent Seiichi has deep-rooted tendencies for violence. Age has aided him in keeping those tendencies under control, or at the very least to a calculated degree for the most part, but this innate factor of his personality will often shine through. He is not, however, cruel simply for the sake of being so. His cruelty is meticulously premeditated and never enacted without purpose. Statistics Skills 60/450 SP 7/10 Skill Slots Rank 5 - One-Handed Sword Rank 5 - Dual Blades Rank 5 - Light Armour Rank 5 - Battle Healing Rank 5 - Charge Rank 5 - Search and Detect Unranked - Parry -/- Extra Skill Slots Unranked - Disguise Unranked - Survival Rank 3 - Damage Familiar 'Death_Otter' 5/5 Skill Mod Slots Bull Rush Athletics Emergency Recovery Sprint Precision Inventory Weapons (E) Blade of Michael +2 | 1 Absolute Accuracy - 1 Accuracy - 1 Fallen (E) Blade of Lucifer +2 | 1 Phase - 1 Holy - 1 Blight Armour Frosthide Cloak | 2 Evasion - 1 Mitigation (E) Copy of Frosthide Cloak | Vanity Accessories (E) Legacy Charm | 1 Accuracy - 3 Evasion Thread Log
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    The girl's eye's continued to track the field as she watched Macradon make excellent work of the moment to execute the Iron Guardian in her peripheral. As the blade began to rip through the monster a flick of red happened in the distance. The Information Broker action had triggered, the madman making a blitz towards the banner of support like a crazed loot maniac. Vale readied herself shining her right gauntlet as it slight raises, the fist began to glow a vibrant purple. Flicking her eyes back square onto the Information broker who was charging with a dagger ready at full speed toward the Scarlet Templar. Vale unleashed, moving at seemed like teleportation speed. In the blink of an eye, the vision of the information broker was the backside of the knight. Turned into a fist with a full surged All Might empowered strike square to the center of his face. The sheer force behind the punch instantly obliterated the Information Broker into data particles. A serious face stretched across the panther woman, "Not a single person dare harm one of my friends. I won't let anyone take advantage of another ever again. So long as I can still see, I will protect everyone in need." She shouted proudly at the fading mist of data particles that once was the Information Broker. ID: 89230 BD: 3+3=6 (Hit) IB-BD: Negated due to death. Sword art used: All Might - 15x1x19=285 DMG - Health List - [2]<Macradon> 1395/1395 HP || 111 MIT || 13 DMG || 101/138 NRG [0]<Vale> 820/820 HP || 0 MIT || 14(19) DMG || 64/82 NRG (-17 EN + 1 Regen) <Iron Knight> -72/72 HP || 0 MIT || 120 DMG || (Has Bleed[12] and Thorns[12]) (-144 HP) <Iron Knight> -72/72 HP || 0 MIT || 120 DMG || (Has Bleed[12] and Thorns[12]) (-144 HP) <Iron Guardian> -22/225 HP || 0 MIT || 200 DMG || (Has Bleed[12] and Thorns[12]) (-247 HP) <Information Broker> -135/150 HP || 0 MIT || 200 DMG || Paralyze 9-10 (-285 HP)
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    The man had chuckled as he looked forward to Jomei, he had looked back to Ruby crying out pathetically wanting Jomei to just follow what the man had said, he looked back forward and grabbed the tip of his rapier and shoved it down "Your threats mean nothing to me Jomei... but since I am a nice guy, I'll give you one last chance." he had walked over to Telrenya who had been filled with anger and fearful eyes he looked at her closely through his mask, he chuckled. He turned back to Jomei "However you have ticked me off a bit, maybe I'll have to force these answers." he drew his blade, one that looked like it came from hell and pointed it on the bottom of her chin "Tell me Jomei, where exactly is Pierra, Lee, and Lowenthal. How are they doing? Keeping their heads low? Or heads hung high upon a tree?" he had chuckled. He followed up behind "Do you know why I am here Jomei? Do you know why I forced this girl to bring you to me?" he leaned forward and said "Do you hate me Jomei? Do I get under that thin skin of yours?" @Jomei @Telrenya @Spencer
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    She quickly moved to the man, cutting the rope bindings and the man was now free. "Let's go Cassin" She said and man looked curiously at her. "You aren't with the thieves?" She shook her head. "i am my own entity who goes and gets what it wants" The man nodded, reassured now. He spit something out of his mouth sliding it onto his finger. "What's that?" The man would smile and repeat, "It is the reason it took so long for the theives to find me in the first place. It increases both luck and your hiding skill" She thought over this for a second before saying, "Hand it over. It is useful for someone like me" The man glowered at her. "Over my dead body. This is my most valuable possession" Hidden shook her head. "A more valuable possession over your life. You're an NPC and I get my rewards either way" She quickly unsheathed her dagger, darting forward and thrusting her dagger into the man's chest. A fearful pained looked was shown by his face before he burst into pixels, his ring falling to the ground. <<Orange Cursored>> +1 Cassin's Ring
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    Let the Beginning of the End commence!
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    A rough storm is approaching! Let's hope the lake will still be navigable. We're about to see some turbulent times! Get your sea legs ready!
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    Colonel Nato

    What does the bull say?

    What does the bull say?
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    The day was dawning as the planned time approached on the 20th floor. The sun arose in the background, giving an eerie glow to the trees that surrounded the entrance to the boss room. Nothing could be seen or heard behind the gates, as it was too dark to be seen, as well as the trees and shrubbery that surrounded the room was far too thick to see through. The gate was made of rough redwood and iron, holding them together and unable to see past it, as it towered above the players, seeming to reach the top of the trees, unable to see the exact point of where the doors stopped near the top. A small breeze blew through the area, the leaves of all the plants rustling, giving an ominous sound that set the tone for the boss fight. No music could be heard, and their probably wouldn't be any as the doors had not yet opened. Soon there was a large gust of wind coming from behind the door as the boss awoke from its slumber. the gates groaned against the large gusts, seeming to give way little by little. The gusts intensified and the doors gave more and more. There wouldn't be much time until the doors opened and the boss fight would begin. OOC All players have 72 hours to reply to this thread to be included in the boss fight. After 72 hours, the boss raid will begin. All participants must list their stats, equipment, battle-ready inventory, skills, buffs, and consumed items in their post. Remember to adhere to the current PK/PvP Rules.
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    Fools... You DARE mess with the mighty Tesseleth? Your time in this world is at an end.... The Day of Reckoning has just begun...