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    • Shark

      The SAO Staff Team!   02/22/2017

      Hello 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 * - 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)
    • Teion

      [Updated] Summer Events!   06/29/2017

        <<Summer Beach Party>>
          Location: Floor 16 - West of Oceanus
      Event Begins: July 1 | Event Ends: August 31
      Setting: Daytime (July 1 - July 31) | Sunset (August 1 - August 31)   A small guild calling themselves the Gladiolus Alliance have suddenly started putting up posters and making announcements about a beach party they are hosting on the sixteenth floor. Players may wear any equipment they like, but casual clothing and swimwear are highly encouraged. Weapons are prohibited from being equipped while in the vicinity. Food, drink, beach towels/umbrellas, and a volleyball court have all been provided and set-up by the guild for everyone's enjoyment.   Event Thread Rewards: Finished thread awards 1 SP per completed page. Participants receive 1 SP per (3) posts, up to the number of completed pages. Posts must meet the 150 minimum word count to be counted towards SP rewards.
          <<Mid-Summer Fireworks Festival>>
      Location: Floor 1 - Town of Beginnings
      Event Begins: July 12 | Event Ends: August 31
      Fireworks display begins August 12
      Orange players may safely enter the Town of Beginnings to participate in the event. A fireworks festival has appeared in the main plaza of the Town of Beginnings. The festivities run all night long with a variety of games, prizes, and food for players to enjoy. Halfway through the festival, when darkness has fallen over the city, a fireworks show will begin to light up the night sky. General Rules: Orange players are permitted to attend, and will not be attacked by guards if they enter the city for the event. Normal safe zone rules still apply. When spending col to participate in games, buy items, or enter the lottery, be sure to keep track of the col you have available. Final spending/winning totals will be posted by a staff member in the closing post of the event, which can be used to link to your Col logs. If a player had spent more col than they had available, prizes won as a result may be voided. Traditional festival attire (yukata) or casual clothing is encouraged, but not required. Event Thread Rewards: Finished thread awards 1 SP per completed page. Participants receive 1 SP per (3) posts, up to the number of completed pages. Posts must meet the 150 minimum word count to be counted towards SP rewards.
    • Cardinal

      July 2017 Patch Notes   07/08/2017

      <<July 2017 Patch Notes>>
      Profession Guide Updates: Blacksmith and Tailor guides have been rewritten. Blacksmiths and Tailors can no longer craft tools. The Merchant guide has been rewritten: Identifying now costs col, not materials. Shields can now be identified. Junk sale prices have been adjusted. Experience gain and number of identifications per day has been adjusted
      Loot Guide Update: The type of an unidentified item dropped by monsters and found in treasure chests are now declared by the looting player. Shields can now drop from monsters and be found in treasure chests.
      Sub-Dungeon Update: The Sub-Dungeon guide has been rewritten. Sub-Dungeon monster stats have been revamped. Sub-Dungeon rewards have been revamped and now scale with Floor Tier and Player Tier. Sub-Dungeon map rules have been added.
        Rebirth System Update: The Rebirth System has been rewritten. The 30-day restriction has been removed. Starting SP for Rebirth characters has been increased to 50%. New rules and procedures have been implemented for players creating a Rebirth character.

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  1. I groaned and rolled my neck on my shoulders, eyeing off the Commander like fresh meat for a crocodile. "Yeah, yeah, I am on it." I grunted and took aim for the Commander, skirting around the side to try and keep him away from Jonathan, and opening a spot for him to attack once the bodyguard was down. The Commander himself was on guard too, however, and watched my every movement, ready to guard against anything, as if it had a mind of its own. I scoffed at myself; I had been in this damn castle long enough to know that they almost did have a mind of their own. As I skirted around the Commander, he quickly lost interest and swept away from me, only to extend a claw out to Jonathan, swiping at his shield and scraping a very tiny portion of his health away; thank god he was as tanky as he was, or we would have been in trouble. To catch the Commander's attention, I swung at the King violently. Loyal as ever, the bodyguard stepped in and I grinned, planting my foot down to stop the punch short. "Got you," I grunted and folded my fingers together like spears, my gauntlets glowing a furious red, and I struck. One, two, three strikes into his body, with surgical precision like an acupuncture professional, chipping away at a large chunk of his health, dragging him into the yellow, and I stepped back cautiously, aware of a possible counter attack. "There, got the bastard," I grunted and readjusted the draconic helmet atop my head, peering at the wooden duo through the golden lenses. "One more hit should do him."
  2. Oright... let's try this again. I really need to stop doing this.

    1. Hirru

      Hirru

      Welcome back to the fold!

  3. Getting some things re-evaluated for the new patch Originals: Dragon Amulet (Perfect T2 Lucky Charm): A bright sapphire, circular amulet, with a curled dragon embossed in the material. It hangs on a beady alabaster chain. (2 Recovery, 1 Combat Craft) Apple Cider - Perfect Beverage (Vitality (x3): +9 EN): A large glass of a golden, fizzy cider brewed from the juice of a Fool's Apple, a golden-green apple with exceptionally soft flesh and an almost strawberry-sweet flavour. New: Dragon Amulet (Perfect T2 Lucky Charm): A bright sapphire, circular amulet, with a curled dragon embossed in the material. It hangs on a beady alabaster chain. (2 Recovery, 1 Evasion) Apple Cider - Perfect Beverage (Vitality (x2): +4 EN, Loot Die: +1 LD): A large glass of a golden, fizzy cider brewed from the juice of a Fool's Apple, a golden-green apple with exceptionally soft flesh and an almost strawberry-sweet flavour.
  4. Okay, thank you very much :) As for my Regen item... guess I'm just gonna have to get it re-crafted =_=
  5. I raised my eyebrows underneath my helmet when Anemone mentioned I was not ready. I had a narky response prepared, before she raised her hands in my direction, projecting some kind of crimson aura over me, embracing me like a sanguine blanket. I could feel my gauntlets pulsating with power, as if feasting off of this aura. "A damage boost, huh? Sounds fun," I responded almost greedily, enjoying the strength my gauntlets were exuding. I turned back to the bull-faced guardian and fell into a low combat stance, to which the minotaur responded with a mighty, defiant snort, swinging his axe down into a two-handed grip in front of his waist. "Well, here goes," I grumbled to myself and set off, my steel boots clicking loudly against the concrete courtyard floor with each bounding step. With yet another angry huff of putrid air, the minotaur raised his axe and called it down like a bolt of lightning towards my comparatively diminutive form. Halting sharply, I raised my arm to the blade of the axe and caught the golden edge on the thick ivory plating of my Vanishing Dragon, the axe leaving little more than a scratch and my health bar dropping little more than a pixel, before my Battle Healing activated and topped me back up. Grinning almost maniacally underneath my helmet, I slammed the palm of my free right hand against the flat of the axe, shoving it aside and into the concrete floor, before falling back into a low stance, my feet and right hand glowing a sinister purple. I launched a trio of kicks into the bull-man's left leg and torso, the force causing him to keel over, before my right hand swung down and through the back of his neck, the tell-tale flash of a critical exploding outwards as the strike decapitated the beast and shattered him into flitting sapphire shards. From just across the courtyard I waved to Anemone and called out to her. "Come on! Let us move on!" I told her and backed up to the wall beside the entrance to what I assumed was the center of the labyrinth.
  6. Regarding the changes to the Regen enhancement, if the effects don't stack with BH, then what happens when Regen is triggered? Because I've had both from before the patch, and the change to regen then renders one of the two useless to me. In addition to that, I would like to know what happens to items with enhancements that have been removed (Combat Craft) or had their cost changed (Vitality).
  7. "I apologize greatly, I wanted to make sure I did not lose you," I apologized to Anemone in the shadows, sighing to myself for not being a little more careful or subtle. I looked ahead down the corridor of blue flames; there were multiple turns in the wall down the corridor, as well as one more at the end. "Haha, yes, night vision would be incredibly useful right now," I agreed with a chuckle as we pushed on into the azure light. Blue, black, blue, black, the cycle of light continued to repeat itself with each step we took into the labyrinth, exploring the maze with nothing but raw instinct. I was stunned into silence by loud rumbling, like a giant exhalation. I pressed my back heavily against the wall and motioned Anemone back as well. The corridor beside us widened into a large, square courtyard, and at the very end, a giant minotaur stood guard, shouldering his axe like some stoic sentinel. "Well, guess this is him. Wonder how tough he is, the quest never mentioned it," I sighed and stepped out into the courtyard, checking behind me to make sure Anemone was close by. I swept two fingers downwards though the air in front of me, tapping a few tabs to access my equipment. I equipped my armour and gauntlets, my body shimmering brightly momentarily before I emerged, clad in white dragon-like armour that glowed like the moon, and the sapphire spheres scattered across it glinted in the blue glow of the torches. I peered behind me at Anemone, my helmet's golden eyes glimmering as I did. "You ready?" I asked her, smirking underneath my helmet.
  8. "There are still many haters who blame them for the deaths we have suffered," I responded with a pained sigh, "I am not sure they will reveal themselves, in fear of the masses who point fingers to them," I groaned, and rubbed the back of my neck hopelessly. "The players do not realize it is because of the beta testers we are not all dead." I concluded and looked up at the player. "Go for it, if you need some questing tips I can help you out." I informed the boy with a wide smile. "When you get to the eleventh floor and above you can buy a house if you need," I added in response to his mention about an inn. I nodded to the boy as he gave his speech of leave and I saluted him. "See you around, and stay safe." I encouraged the player and watched him leave my company, before I headed off on my own way also. --- Thread Rewards Grave: 200 Col, 1 SP Sey: 200 Col, 1 SP
  9. I chuckled at the boy's response to my rambling about armour. "Mitigation is just another word for defense. The higher your mitigation, the less damage you will take, no different to other RPGs." I clarified with an honest smile. He asked about a guidebook and I had to scratch my chin. "I am not entirely sure... I sort of winged it when I started and learned the ropes alone. You might be able to find one if you hunt around." I explained with a simper. "The beta testers probably compiled some kind of guide for the new players but I never heard anything so you will have to check that theory out yourself." I told the snowy haired player, scratching the back of my head. "If not... maybe some of the frontliners can get something together. And if even they cannot, I would be willing to write something up for the players to make use of. It is only fair they receive the same knowledge that we have gathered over time." I offered with a wide smile, before turning to look off over the fields. "Being a kind of Aincrad Journalist sounds nice," I pondered, scratching my chin once more, "exploring the farthest reaches of the castle with nothing by the armour on my back and a notebook, detailing my adventures and the landscapes I stumble across." I sighed with a soft smile. "I might just do that some day. For now though, I need to work on getting to the frontlines," I finished mumbling to myself and turned back to the other player.
  10. Welcome to the site! I promise most of us will treat you with very good care here :3 I've just come back from some sporadic activity so if you want a roleplay partner hit me up!
  11. Kinda wanna do Return of the Queen if anyone's up for it. 

  12. I smirked and chuckled at Anemone's compliment. "I guess she is. I am pretty damn lucky too; she was such a bitch at first, but she had her reasons. She lived a... pretty terrible life and pushed people away. I managed to crack her and gain access to her more tender and romantic self." I explained, staring at the grass below as I reminisced on our various meeting before I had confessed to her. I reached out and very gently brushed the back of my hand against Anemone's shoulder. "I think guys would be pretty lucky to have you too. You are really sweet and deserve someone caring." I complimented her with a soft smile I smiled up through the shadows as I helped Anemone down into the hole, releasing her hand when she seemed stable enough. "Do not mention it. Only polite to help a lady." I responded and winked playfully, before turning and peering into the darkness. "Well, here is hoping there is some form of lighting down here..." I groaned and crept forward, beckoning Anemone along behind me. I constantly flicked my gaze between Anemone and the dense shadows that only grew thicker the further we descended down the staircase. Finally my feet hit a flat landing of stone, and I rested my back against the wall, reaching out to grasp onto Anemone's uniform; the shadows were so thick I could barely see her. "Stay close." I commanded gruffly, my manner now serious as the darkness threatened to send unknown dangers toward us. Releasing the piece of clothing I had grabbed I led on, following the wall to my right with the healer behind me. My hand wrapped around something hard and cold. Whoomf. A cold blue light ate away the blackness, illuminating the corridor before us. My eyes flicked to the object I had laid my hands on; a blue torch, burning softly, supplying only enough light for us to see five steps away from our current position. There was a spot of shadow between our torch and the next one. "Well, it is better than nothing, right?" I turned to ask Anemone with a sheepish grin, before soldiering further into the hallway.
  13. "Whatever helps you sleep at night, sir," I responded with an acidic tone and reached behind me to hold the bear up on my back and avoid getting a set of baby claw marks down my back. "Alright, furball, let us go," I sighed and turned to shoot Mack a dirty look as if to say 'this is your fault'. We strode through the town of Snowfrost towards the teleport gate, both of Mack's possessions slung across our backs, the one upon coat being quite a nuisance with that cold nose of his. I picked up the pace so I could just get this over with, stepping briskly onto the platform with Mack in tow and calling the teleport command. A moment later we were swamped in sparkling blue light, the system whisking us a floor downwards in the castle. When the azure haze dissipated the town of Delilah surrounded us, busy as always. Grumbling to myself about the lazy hunk of muscle on my back I led us towards the figurative center of the city where my small, cylindrical shop sat in a clearing. "Welcome to my humble abode," I sighed monotonously as I shouldered the door open, beckoning Mack inside. I set Chewie down on one of the stools in front of the counter and headed to the kitchen in the back, shucking my coat off and wrapping myself in a white apron. "What would my guest like?"
  14. "Ahh, right, right." I acknowledged with a nod. "I just wanted a companion, stats or not. It gets lonely out in the field when you are solo farming, you know?" I told her in response with a wide smile. "But I hope you find what you are looking for." I gave Yuurei a thumbs up and an even wider grin. I watched as a bag of coins slumped into her hand from her inventory, and I very carefully took it from her, tapping on the bag to check the contents; 230 Col, perfect. "Thank you very much, Yuurei." I thanked her softly and slipped the bag into my own inventory. "Please do, I intend to get my business up and running again soon." I informed her as I pushed the bowl into her hands. "And good luck again with the familiar quest. I hope you find a familiar you enjoy." -1 Heartrock Salad +230 Col
  15. @Yuurei I nodded to the white haired girl in understand. "Ahh, right. I was lucky and got this little bugger first try," I jerked my thumb at the weasel behind me, lazing about on the cold stove. "Stat-wise she is useless, but she makes for some spontaneous company." I snickered and reached around towards her, beckoning for her to crawl onto my arm. Swinging back around, I set Hikari down on the counter for Yuurei to take a look at. "But I definitely have something for you that is well and truly within your budget." I tapped the glass case and navigated through the list of food items stored within, tapping on the Heartrock Salad and materializing it on the counter. "Heartrock Salad, two slots of vitamins which gives a nice luck boost. Only 230 Col or two materials. I should really up my prices but eh, means I do not drive my customers away, right?" I chuckled at my own joke and pushed the bowl to the edge of the counter. @Piera I snickered at Piera's joke. "No, she knows I prefer smaller girls." I jested with a teasing wink and stuck my tongue out. "Hah, I win." I retorted when Piera surrendered to my offer of a meal on the house for an old friend. "I am stubborn, you will learn this, hun." I told her matter-of-factly. "Mm... I will certainly take that under consideration. Hikari can be my guinea pig - er, guinea weasel?" I sharply turned to look at Hikari who seemed quite amused by my comment. I watched the girl attempt to feed the wyvern meat to her owl, receiving a quite aggressive response. I took the skewer away and laughed out loud heartily. "O-okay then! Let us see what else I have..." I dropped the skewer back into the case and fished around, peeking back over the top to respond to Piera's question. "No, Hikari does not eat much, but when she does she really does not care what she eats as long as it is food." I grunted, before fishing out a different dish. "Maybe he likes Killer Mantis meat? See what he does with this Mantis Skewer." I handed yet another stick meal to Piera for her owl to try. "If not, maybe he'll prefer something more vegetarian."