Donations and Recognition! 12/22/2016Hello everyone! We are becoming a huge community and that doesn't come cheap. All staff here are volunteers and do this because they love the site. Right now, everything is paid out of pocket, by Erroneous. We would love for you to donate in order to help out with the site costs (i.e. Forum License, Domain Name, Hosting) so that we can keep Security and Forum Software up to date and possibly add some new features. If you do decide to donate, we have some fun, snazzy gifts of appreciation for you ;) Please message me (Shark) so we can get you the gifts of appreciation! We thank you for your support! Please use this link for more info _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ How To Donate Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click the donate button.
NOTABLE DONORS LIST Here is where we honor the donors who go above and beyond the call of Aincrad! Top Tier Donors! Percival Row Teayre Nezumi Benjamin Bookworm Zandra Alice Arc Atzo Baldur Claim Corvo Dominion Genji Ignavus_veneficus Jomei Kaya Kimi Lee Lessa Mack Macradon Nocturn Persephone Piera Ruus Sarial Hawke Shi Unyeilding Vale To express our gratitude, here is a picture of the iconic duo for all you wonderful supporters!
The SAO Staff Team! 02/21/2017Hello members of SAO-RPG!
I'm sure most of you (if not some) have noticed or heard changes were made to the staff team. If you are applying to staff, you may have noticed that the application process has recently changed. This has all happened because of a reformation of the staff team and the way it operates. The staff now has separate teams for development. These teams are: Floor Creation Team [Floors, Quests/Events, Bosses], Systems & Clarifications Team, and Player Support Team.
"Who is on these teams?" Well the answer to that lies below! Floor Team Systems & Clarifications Team Player Support Team
Minecraft Development Team
* - Denotes Team Lead
We also have a team to work on and develop the current systems but that team will search for its members and is not allowed to be applied to.
Now you may be asking, "Shark, how does one apply to the Staff Team?" And I have but 1 simple answer!
Go read this thread and it may answer all your questions!
If you have any more questions, send me a PM and I will answer your questions about staff. (Only the format of teams and/or the application process)
Community Aid 04/17/2018Hello players of Aincrad! I created two threads in the support ticket section with the interest in having the community involved in the development of Aincrad in floor development, and even systems through your thoughts, concerns, and other forms of communication. There are two separate threads for players to look at and share their opinions. One is specifically for floors which is mainly helping by sharing ideas on what we could add/change/improve as far as our current floors go. Come up with your own floors and share them with us for the chance of seeing that floor one day. Or coming up with a quest and sharing it with us! The other is specifically for systems, which is things like the rules, skill and level system, dungeon and combat systems, etc. I'm hoping people will be willing to share their opinion and thoughts for the purpose of helping to further this site further.
Can't wait to see what you have in mind! Floor Development Suggestion Thread http://www.sao-rpg.com/topic/16352-a-helping-hand/
Systems Development Suggestion Thread http://www.sao-rpg.com/topic/16347-a-helping-hand/
Hi there! I was curious as to which characters on the site are a part of the LGBT community. For those of you unfamiliar with the options, I'll list some of them here: Homosexual: Same-gender sexual attraction Bisexual: Sexually attracted to two or more genders, but not all Pansexual: Sexually attracted to all genders Transgendered: Identifying as the opposite gender from the sex they were born as Asexual: Sexually attracted to no genders Queer: A term some people prefer to use as they don't quite completely identify with the other LGBT terms Of course, there are many other terms as well, but these are the basic ones. Feel free to use other terms if you feel they fit your character more accurately! So I guess I'll start; my character, Castiel, is openly gay.
Â«CastielÂ» The Angel of Solitude and Tears. Profile Â» Username: Castiel Â» Real name: Ethan Drake Â» Age: 19 Â» Gender: Male Â» Height: 5'8" Â» Faceclaim: (Ethan Drake, Kouichi Sakakibara, Another) Â» About: Ethan was a spoiled child, growing up in a privileged household and never really having to worry about fending completely for himself. There was always somebody there for him to lean on and help him along the way, whether it be his parents or friends. He never truly appreciated the things he had in life until he began playing Sword Art Online and was trapped within the game, locked away from his sheltered outside world and thrown into one where he was completely on his own. Although spoiled, Ethan was raised to be a kind and considerate person. His parents made sure he was sent to good schools and could pursue his ambitions, several of which included singing, acting and dancing. He was studying at his college to become a mechanical engineer as well, so he was quite the diverse individual. His diversity also was evident in his immediate family: his father is black, mother white, his older sister has a disability and he himself is gay. So he grew to be an accepting person who made sure to always avoid bigotry. Â» Virtues: Light-hearted: The first things most people notice about Ethan is his spontaneity, humor and optimism. He tends to think of the cup being half-full rather than half-empty, although this proves to be difficult sometimes in SAO especially when he's not doing so well. Nevertheless, he will most likely try to grab onto some sort of positivity or hope in order to maintain his sanity. Also, he is not above goofing off, and thus he may come off as immature occasionally although this isn't necessarily the case. Loyal: Ethan is fiercely loyal to his friends and family and will do everything in his power to ensure their safety, including sacrificing his own life for a loved one. Intelligent: Having been sent to good schools by his parents as well as being gifted with natural intellect, Ethan is a cunning individual who can think through tough situations quickly, making him a talented strategist in the SAO world. Â» Flaws: Reference: http://www.darkworldrpg.com/lore/flaws.html Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Ethan was diagnosed with ADHD early in his life, OCD developing as a result of some of his ADHD symptoms. He finds it difficult to stay still without anything to do, and staying focused can prove itself hard as well. Clutter and unsanitary conditions only further cloud his mind, so he makes sure to keep himself and his environment both clean and organized (sometimes to obsessive extremes.) He takes daily medications for his mental disorders, but once trapped in SAO the drugs' effects on his mind completely left his system after only a week or so. Thus he is learning to cope with his disorders while unmedicated, which is generally a new frontier for him. Spiteful: While loyal to those he holds dear to his heart, if you manage to break Ethan's trust then you will sorely regret it. He is not above holding grudges and even acting out of vengeance in extreme cases. Theatrical: As a theatre kid, Ethan is naturally loud and dramatic with his reactions. He usually only shows his theatrical tendencies when around those he's comfortable with, though. Profession: Familiar: Â» Familiar's Name: Bebe Familiar's Species: Feathery Dragon Familiar's Size: About the average size of an adult house cat (8 lbs.) Floor Familiar is from: Floor 1 Familiar's Ability: Bubble Breath: (Support) A close-ranged spray of bubbles that heals the target 1/4 of their Max HP, rounds to nearest integer. After use it has a 4 post recovery period (cannot be used again until four more posts are made by the player.) Skills Non-combat: Â» (Familiar Recovery) Skill rank: 0 Â» (Familiar Communication) Skill rank: 1 Passive: Â» (Detection) Skill rank: 0 Â» (Hiding) Skill rank: 0 Â» (Acrobatics) Skill rank: 0 Combat: Â» (Parry) Skill rank: 0 Â» (Leather Equipment) Skill rank: 0 Weapon skills : Â» (Dagger) Skill rank: 0 Â» (Two-Handed Battle Axe) Skill rank: 0 Inventory Weapons/Tools: Â» Begginer Pack: 10 bread, 15 water, 1 Basic Weapon of choice (Scottish Halberd), Basic Clothing and Boots (a dark reddish-pink shoulderless medieval tunic w/ a celtic design along the collar and edges, a pair of darker-colored tights, basic brown combat boots w/ a matching utility belt) Roleplays Â» [solo] <> Quest - locked Â» [private] On an Adventure - in progress Â» [private] <> Quest - in progress Â» [private] <> Quest - in progress Relationships (optional) Â» Story Thus Far (optional) Â» Upon learning of his imprisonment within SAO, Ethan broke down emotionally and mentally. He secluded himself from the rest of the virtual world, hiding away in motel rooms and street performing to earn money for basic needs. It wasn't until a few weeks later did he learn of a quest that earned you an animal companion...something that was enticing and hopeful enough to bring "Castiel" out of his funk.