Donations and Recognition! 12/23/2016Hello 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! Row Teayre Percival Nezumi Zandra Alice Arc Atzo Azrael Baldur Corvo Dominion Ignavus_veneficus Kaya Lee Mack Macradon Nocturn Piera Ruus Sarial Hawke Unyeilding To express our gratitude, here is a picture of the iconic duo for all you wonderful supporters!
The SAO Staff Team! 02/22/2017Hello 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 * - 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)
[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.
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.
"Yo, Haine. But what about the rest of you, eh?" she puffed, tilting her head slightly up as she crossed her arms and tapped her foot on the ground. Sh didn't know Haine well, but well enough to know she had the psychological state of a four year old. She wouldn't get what she was saying well, but the others better get the blue haired girl's point.
Staring from a distance, Akua gave an unamused blink. What were these morons doing now? How does one die and come back in a game? They seemed to be fooling around to the cerulean haired she, and it annoyed her. They have levels to sharpen! Stomping over yet still keeping great distance, she let out a blunt, flat toned call. "What the hell are you idiots doing?! Stop fooling around!"
The cerulean - haired - she shot over an annoyed glance at the commotion. The other SAO players looked like tiny ants, barely extant in the distance. Still the commotion seemed fruitless and confusing to Akua, a waste of valueable time. Deciding to interject, she first swung her ponytail aside from her face, before beginning to make her way over. As she took great strides over, she halted on the false grass mid-way. This world still set her in awe. How could this Hell look so deceiving and beautiful? How was this intricate universe one of pure data? How was her concious dependant on a server as of now? It was all very awe and shock inducing. But now was now. Aoi was Akua; and Akua was busy. Finishing her stroll over to the group, her cold expression stayed put. "Oi! What's all the commotion ov'a!" she puffed, stomping her foot. Seriously, she was just confused as 'll.
Profile Â» Username: Akua Â» Real name: Aoi Ishihara Â» Age: 14 Â» Gender: female Â» Height: 162 CM Â» About: A rather uninteresting past, one thing worth noting is her pain condition. Unaware, ofcourse, of what would happen to SAO, she realized in VRMMOs there was concious, but no pain; and so, she escaped to a place of relief, only to find out the horrific death game that awaited her. Â» Virtues: Loyal. She is very loyal; once something or someone is in her heart, she can never turn her back on them, have they keep her trust Strong will. Very, very determined. Once she sets her mind to something, she will see it through, at all and any costs. With her, you can always trust the fact that she will complete a task. Capacity to care. Although she can be quite mean, she has a very strong sense of justice and generousity, and when she tries to, her nicer side shows. Â» Flaws: Often rude. She can be incredibley blunt, mean, cold, and rude. She will not bite her toung, and feels there is absolutely no reason not to say what whe wants, and often has words at sharp as daggers Rash or hesitant. A problem with her is, often she instantly acts on impulse and emotion; other times she is incredibley hesitant and can't bring herself to do mandatory tasks. For her there is no neccessary medium, And it makes it hard for her to function at times, and often complicates those around her Paranoid. She has alot of trouble trusting anyone or anything. Sometimes this means she will take any matter into her own hands if she feels there is even of the slightest flaws. She worries all the time about people emotionally hurting her, as that is one kind of pain that is hard to control Stubborn. She can be very stubborn. She has trouble admitting when she's wrong, and usually has to have everyone see her way, or she can't understand them Skills Non-combat: Â» Familiar Recovery Familiar Communication Passive: Â» Sprint (Passive & Sword Skill) Acrobatics Combat: Â» Battle Healing Weapon skills : Â» One Handed Rapiers Blade Throwing Inventory Weapons/Tools: Â» One Handed Rapier Throwing Picks Roleplays Â» [solo/private/open] LinkedTitle Â» [solo/private/open] LinkedTitle - in progress (no "in progress" means its complete; "incomplete" can mean one or the other person stopped replying for a long time) Appearence(in game) Familiar Aisu