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      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.

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      SAO 2.0 May Patch Notes   05/16/2017

      Praise thee to @Teion, in which spent her time creating all these patches. <<May 2017 Patch Notes>> Hello players! The following are complete notes on the upcoming patch that will be released once Floor 21 has been unlocked. These rules are not yet in effect, but an announcement will be made once they are officially implemented.
      As always, any threads that are in-progress when the patch goes live will follow the same rules as when they were started. Skills, items, new threads and evaluations, etc., must adhere to all new rules once the patch has been released.
        General Rule Updates:
      First off, there are a few general rule changes and clarifications. These have been amended or added to the relevant guides until the 2.0 rewrite has been completed. Post Count Requirements: A completed page of roleplay is 20 in-character posts. Thread summaries are mandatory, but they may be posted either in a separate post or together with the last IC post. Rules on Vanity Potions: Cannot affect a player's psyche. Cannot manipulate a player's will. Cannot alter an avatar's appearance in drastic ways (missing limbs, transmogrification, etc.) Cannot affect any systems that would be directly controlled by Cardinal (pain dampeners, language or speech, players' senses, etc.) Alcohol in SAO: While alcoholic drinks exist in Sword Art Online and can be created by Cooks, players do not actually ingest any alcohol they may drink. It is not possible to become drunk, however some players could be prone to a placebo effect. Regardless, it is important to note that players cannot become intoxicated by drinking alcohol.
      Dice Roller Tutorial Update:
      The Dice Roller has been updated with some new rules regarding the "Roll Purpose" section: Rolls must clearly state the full action in the Roll Purpose field. When attacking: targets, sword arts, skills, etc., must be included. When crafting: tier and item type (not enhancements) must be included. Any loot, crafts, etc., that do not abide by the new rules must be submitted for evaluation before the end of the Floor 20 boss fight. Evaluations that do not meet the new criteria after the patch's release will not be able to be approved.
      Appraisal Rework and Loot Changes:
      The Merchant's Appraisal system has been reworked to Identify: The loot table and treasure chest guides have been rewritten. Permanent items obtained through chests or from killing mobs are now "Unidentified". Unidentified items are not submitted for evaluation by the person who looted the item. These items must be brought to a Merchant to be identified. Unidentified items cannot be used or equipped. Merchants will use their crafting rolls to identify items, similarly to the appraisal system. The Merchant who identifies the item is responsible for submitting the item for evaluation before it can be used.
        The Loot Guide has been rewritten: There is now a Floor minimum and maximum for standard parameters. Monsters may not be spawned below or above these stats. Players must use a post action out of combat to inspect unidentified weapons and armor to determine their type. Players may not search for materials in safe zones, shops, etc. Separate Loot Die rolls are required when facing multiple enemies.
        The Treasure Chest system has been revamped: Chests can be searched for every 20 posts. Sub-dungeons and chests cannot be searched for closely together. The Picking skill is no longer required to open chests. It is still the only modifier that affects rolls to open chests. Treasure chest rewards have been changed. Items found in chests are also unidentified. Check out the complete updates in the new Loot & Treasure Chest Guide and Merchant Guide sections.
      <<The Gemini>> Quest Rewrite:
      <<The Gemini>> quest and the skills it awards (Concentration and Disguise) have been rewritten: Players that have already completed <<The Gemini>> may re-take the quest in order to switch the skill they received in their initial completion. Players may not repeat the quest if they are not switching their current skill. Repeat completion will not award the col or additional SP from the quest rewards. Concentration (5 round cooldown): Gives +1 to the BD result for a single action. Can be applied after the roll. Can only be used against monsters. Disguise (5 round cooldown): Gives +1 to the BD result for a single action. Can be applied after the roll. Can only be used against players/NPCs.
        New Beginner Quest: <<The Venomous Warg>>:
      A new beginner quest has been released! With a level cap of 15 or below, this quest can be taken solo or with a party of 2.
        Skill & Mod Changes:
      Support players rejoice! First Aid has been reworked and given a few new mods. A new skill/mod focused around energy is being added. Focused Howl and the Dismantling mod have been adjusted. Fighting Spirit and Picking have been reworked. First Aid: No longer requires a roll to use. Healing amount has been reduced to 4% max HP per rank, down from 8%. Now has an energy cost based on the amount of healing done. Field Medic (Mod): No longer requires a roll to use. Energy cost now scales with user's total energy. New Mod - Sharpness: Increases your target's damage for a short time. Does not stack. New Mod - Barrier: Increases your target's mitigation for a short time. Does not stack. New Mod - Purify: Removes a status effect from your target
        New Skill - Energize: Spend energy to restore another target player's energy. New Mod - Hyperactive: Increase a target's passive energy regeneration for a short time.
        Focused Howl: Now generates 5 hate on a single target. Fighting Spirit: Increases Hate generated from attacks by 1. Missing an attack will generate 1 Hate, successful attacks will generate 2, and critical hits will generate 3 before other modifiers. Picking: No longer has ranks. Provides a flat LD bonus to opening chests. Dismantling (Mod): Reduced SP cost to 8 from 9.
        Enhancement List Update:
      The Enhancement List has been completely rewritten. We recommend checking out the link above and reviewing the full list. For some quick notes, the following has been significantly changed: Cook/Fisherman enhancement names have been normalized. Light Momentum: Gives temporary Accuracy instead of damage after an unsuccessful attack. Regen: Reworked. Now provides a healing over time effect after taking damage. No longer stacks with Battle Healing. Recovery: Now scales with Tier. Taunt: No longer unique. Can be applied to weapons, shields, and trinkets. Skill Rank: Renamed to "Expertise". Alcoholic: Renamed to "Protein". Reworked. Now reduces mitigation instead of evasion. Energize: Renamed to "Vitality". Now scales with Tier. Monster Call: Reworked. Monsters spawn at minimum loot requirement stats. LD bonus scales with slots but does not stack with other consumable LD bonsues. Misperception: Damage reduced from enemies changed to 10% (rounded down) from a flat 4. Fallen Damage: Now triggers on successful attack rolls of 6-8 (before modifiers) rather than any non-critical attack. Phase: Reduced the slot cap to 1 down from 2. Removed the second slot effect. Freeze: Attacks against frozen enemies now removes the effect and deals additional damage. Life Mending: Reworked. Now increases the user's healing done to other targets through the use of skills and consumable items. Absolute Accuracy: Reworked. Allows natural attack rolls of 1 to no longer automatically miss. Gives +1 to the BD when attacking (stacks with regular Accuracy). Caps at 1. Flame Aura: Reduced the mitigation received to (6 per slot * Tier) down from (9 per slot * Tier). Reduced the damage dealt to (5 per slot * Tier) down from (8 per slot * Tier). Combat Craft has been removed. Paralyze Water has been removed.

Aereth

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  1. "And that's where you're wrong." Aereth replied with a smirk on his face while watching the woman hitting the rock another couple of times. "You see, the quest restricts you in using no sword arts that need an actual weapon like swords, axes etc. Material Art sword arts don't need any weapon to use them, so I can cut loose on that thing." Aereth replied, smirk still in tact, and rested his right hand on the rock for a few moments before taking a couple of steps back. Aereth lowered his center of gravity and got into his battle stance,which kinda resembled a bastardized version of a basic Muay Thai stance, a fellow player showed to him when he first got into material arts. His fists were raised in front of him in a way to prepare the sword art he was going to unleash. Aereth flexed the muscles in his feet, and within the blink of an eye he was gone. Just one moment later he had closed the distance between him and the boulder, and a loud explosion like voice was hear all around where the quest was located. The boulder got pulverized into small pebbles and dust, before it scattered completely into little polygons. @Daniella ID# 86381 results: Battle: 5+3, HIT Damage: 14*15 = 205 DMG <Boulder> 0/50
  2. Aereth already knew exactly how that boy was working from the inside. Deep inside he was a good boy. Only some wrong choices and the seemingly bad influence by his brother caused him to be in the situation he was in. Shaking his head, he replied. "I know that. Are there more members of the guild than just the two of you with that big guy?" Aereth asked curiously, while noticing how the boy was feeling more guilty with every passing moment. "Maybe you will end up like her, but that most definitely will be much better than ending up like that bulky id*ot after I'm done with him..." he thought. "Besides... Your brother is enjoying what he's doing with them right?" Aereth plainly said with no emotion in his voice. He had seen the other dude actively pissing off Aereth and Kooh, and if he wanted to cover up his enjoyment, he did a very poor job in it. "Nothing will happen. Just do it!" Aereth ordered and quickly felt the dull feeling when a blade was making contact with your virtual flesh. Aereth didn't flinch or move at all while the boy was ripping away his health. And after he was done with it, Aereth only sat at about 15% of his health. "Now you will wait here until I come back, understood?" With that he rose to his feet, and started to walk away, but turned around once again with red damage markers littered all over his body. "What if I told you that there was a way out of this mess for you and your brother. Would you be able to put your trust into the slight chance of being 'free' again?" Aereth asked the boy, taking care to add a warm and calm tone to the word free, and now started to walk towards the house, giving the boy some time to think about what Aereth just implied. But now there was a job to be done. He immediately started to sprint towards the house, of course not at his full speed since everybody would be easily able to tell that he was quite strong if he used his high speed, while screaming at the top of his lungs. "HEEELP. OH GOD PLEASE, SOMEBODY HELP ME." When he finally reached the house, Aereth started to throw his fists at the door. "PLEASE LET ME IN, THEY'RE AFTER ME, HELP." his voice was full with fear and despair, in order to try and get the woman inside of the house to open the door. It wasn't his best plan, but hey, he had to come up with it on the fly so let's see if it would work. @Kooh
  3. Dismissively waving his hand, Aereth let out a small chuckle. "No need to apologize. I think I might went a little bit over board there, so no hard feelings. I just tend to fall back to my edgy old self." It hadn't been so long since Aereth more or less had to go through a change in his attitude, and from time to time his personality would let old behavior patterns re-surface. Maybe he would explain it to Dani at some point, but that was a story for another day. For now he choose to simply watch over the woman that was so eager to get stronger. Punch after punch, she hacked away from the health of the big rock. After that he stood up, and once again made his way over to the noirette. When he was practically standing just beside her, he answered. "I think that would be a good idea that will work. And who knows... Maybe you really will." he answered looking straight at the boulder. "But how about we get this quest thing here done, in order to get started with some sword arts? Back then you asked me to show you some of my moves, still interested?" Aereth asked in a teasing fashion, indicating that he would cut loose on that boulder. "I might even be interested in learning some actual boxing technique myself..." he added mentally. @Daniella
  4. "Jackpot." he thought before answering "So how did the two of you got 'mixed up' with these guys? And what besides f*cking around with weaker players is your guild doing?" Frowning at the comment of the boy about how there was nothing he could do about his current situation, Aereth turned his head to face the boy and locked eyes with him before speaking. "There's always something you can do. There are always choices to be made. Sometimes you choose the wrong thing to do, but also sometimes opportunities arise to do the right thing... Just think about it." Aereth said, closely watching every reaction that the boy would give away. When the house finally came into sight, Aereth gestured him to hide with him behind a large bush. "So here's the plan: I will go in and see if she let's me enter her house, and you will stay here and wait until I come back. But before that..." he opened up his inventory and stored away all of his battle gear, only leaving him in the very same clothes he used to swim over to this island. Basic shirt, basic trousers. "...you need to hit me down into the red health zone." Aereth said and and opened his arms, indicating that the boy should start hacking away at his health with the spear. Aereth wasn't afraid from operating on low health and besides that, if everything would go according to his plan he wouldn't even have to fight until Aereth would come back to that a**hole that was keeping Kooh as a captive. @Kooh
  5. A small "Pfffft." escaped Aereth when Dani asked if it was ok for a teacher to be hitting on a student. "First: Who the f*ck cares about being professional or unprofessional? If I can still make you a kick ass fighter in this game while being unprofessional it doesn't matter. And as long as you listen to my advice, I can ensure you that you'll be kicking said asses throughout all of Aincrad in a couple of months." With that Aereth walked back to the cottage and took a seat on the ground. "I don't give a f*ck about that teacher-pupil or honorific bullsh*t. So you don't need to call me coach, you can either call me Max or Aereth. I'm just here to show you how to fight as well as enjoy my time. And I know you don't really think that all of this here is real, but I've been through some serious sh*t since that game started and just wanna enjoy my time. I've wasted enough time being an edgy grieving pu**y. And this brings me to my second point: Who the f*ck cares about how your real body looks like? Scars, muscles... Until we get out of here, THIS is our reality if we want it or not." And with that he fell silent again for some moments, before adding. "Just know that I'm no a**hole. I'd never take advantage of you and I don't make false promises. And if you feel uncomfortable with my attitude, know that I CAN be professional as well so if you tell me to stop now, I won't be messing with you anymore." @Daniella
  6. Aereth began to laugh when Dani mentioned how she needs to find the 'G-Spot' of the boulder. "Yeah, search for it and hit it as hard as you can. That's always the way to go." Aereth said in a sarcastic tone. That babe in front of him was hilarious without even noticing at times. But when she mentioned that she didn't listen to what Aereth said, he dropped the smile. "Did she really just ask me a question and while I gave the answer she ignored me?" Still holding the hairband in his left hand, Aereth pushed himself away from the cottage, and slowly made his way over to the noirette. His left hand formed a fist, and as soon as he reached the boulder, shot forward at the boulder. When making contact, some bigger cracks formed from where his fist hit the boulder and after the cracking noises died down again, he pulled his hand back. "You should listen if a man gives you a compliment." he said and opened the fist he hit the boulder with, revealing the hairband inside. "I said your hair is much too beautiful to simply cut off. So take this." ID# 86362 results: Battle: 9+3, HIT Damage: 14+1 = 15 DMG <Boulder> 29/50 @Daniella
  7. Aereth looked up once more when Dani threw a question his way. "Yeah, that has to do with your so called accuracy stat. You can imagine it like this: The boulder has some spots that, when you hit them with your fist reduce its hit points and other spots that don't drop its health at all when hitting them. With every hit these spots change its positions, and with an higher accuracy the 'hit spots' just get bigger. Hope that makes somewhat sense..." Aereth answered the pugilist. "I mean, its not confirmed by anybody that the system really works like this, but it seems like the most logical approach to that matter. As soon as you will fight NPC's they'll simply dodge sometimes to avoid hits." Some time later Aereth finally felt like the schedule he had worked out would be good to go, and thus swiped away the menus with his hand. "If it's hindering you in your fighting, just cut it off. Or...." Aereth said opening his inventory and searching for a specific item. "...you can take this." he waited until the female would turn around before handing a hairband over to her. To have a good tailor with you sure as hell must be awesome. "Besides that, your hair is much too beautiful to just cut off, but that's just my opinion." OOC: Yay, 1000. post celebration. @Daniella
  8. Approved!
  9. Approved! Welcome to SAO-RPG.
  10. "Look who's talking, Whiskers. It seems like somebody needs and attitude adjustment." Aereth replied also in a teasing fashion, with a chuckle and leaned himself against the wall of the cottage of the NPC, when Dani made clear that she wanted to punch the sh*t out of that stupid rock. That girl was fast with her fists, and even faster with her mouth, both of those characteristics being something Aereth really appreciated. "Alright. Then show the rock who's boss, Kitty. I'll start on working out a training schedule for the two of us." he said, and opened up several tabs of his menu, that contained his quest list, several small maps, the keyboard with a message box, as well as his skill and enhancement tree. "She definitely needs to get used to the sword arts, so this might have to be top priority..." he thought and dug through his quest list searching for some quests where Dani would be able to gather some experience with the system. "And I think a six say program should be more than enough to bring her up high enough so that she would be able to at least deal some serious damage to those that are in the same level area as her..." Suddenly he heard the first few sounds from his apprentice, effectively hacking away a good chunk of health from the boulder. Looking up from the mess in front of him, he watched the female for a couple of moments with a serious look on his face, trying to think of ways how he would go on implementing her personal fighting style into the material arts skill. @Daniella
  11. A hot apprentice, as well as a kiss from said hot apprentice was all he got until now from this day up until now. "Not bad at all... Not bad at all..." he thought while waiting outside of the safe zone of floor two when he noticed how the noirette made her way over to him with a wave. He had decided to ditch his combat gear for the day, and was currently just wearing a black hoodie with some simple jeans and some shoes that looked exactly like a grey pair of chucks from back in the real world. Being a tailor sure had its advantages. "A tailor... Good choice." he said with a chuckle, and glanced over to the toned abdomen of the pugilist. "Your body sure as hell is in shape... I wouldn't want to catch one of your hooks or pretty much anything else you could throw my way back in the real world." he said in respect for the perfectly trained body of the female. He himself also had a pretty decent frame, an average four pack, some neat upper arms and a well defined chest, although not nearly as hard trained and steeled like Dani's. The only thing he'd probably beat Dani muscle wise, would be his legs, but he also wasn't so sure about that. He knew how painfully hard it was to get a body into shape from his former career as a dancer. You had to eat the right food, take care of good working training schedule, blah blah blah. Now it meant nothing since only your stat numbers determined how much trained your virtual body was. Nodding with a once again twitching eyebrow when he heard the word 'Coach', Aereth replied and added a question. "Yeah, let's get this over with. How do you feel with the gloves on?" After that she started to jog away towards the cottage where the quest NPC was located. Reaching the cottage, they went through the dialogue, where Dani received her whiskers. Once again, Aereth found himself looking at the hot body of his female apprentice. "Oh come on, you can't be doing something like this in public. You're just distracting every freaking man in viewing range." he said to the female. 'Just how much higher would she have been able to pull the shirt up, before the privacy settings would have kicked in...' Aereth then asked himself mentally. "How you wanna do this? Wanna use the opportunity to get used to your gloves, or should I just get rid of it?" Aereth then asked yanking his head in the boulders general direction. He would be fine either way. It was alright if she wanted to get a feeling for her new weapon, and it was fine if they just completed the quest, earned the skill and started training from there. @Daniella
  12. Bonus Material Roll: ID# 86320 results: Loot: 4 @Daniella receives 4 T1-Bonus-Materials and the <<Tailor>> profession from the Earning a Living quest.
  13. Approved!
  14. Aereth didn't speak another word and simply listened to everything the leader demanded from him. It turned out to be a simple tracking and assassination mission. Kill the objective, and confirm the kill. Nothing more, nothing less. "Understood, I don't care who I have to kill, it is as good as done, but don't forget what I told you. You do anything to her what she doesn't want, and you guys will wish to have stayed on the seventeenth floor. So take care what your little friend is doing with her..." He said one last time, before nodding once more to Kooh and starting to leave the area with the blonde boy. After they were out of sight, Aereth spoke up once again. "Hey Boy. You don't look like you agree with what your pals are doing, so why are you with them?" he asked still in a pissed tone, testing if he could talk the boy into helping him to get Kooh out of there. If he wouldn't cooperate, he would have to go over to Plan B. He already knew how he would save Kooh, he just needed the proper set up. "And tell me everything important about the player I will go up against. Level, weapon, anything that will give me the edge in the battle..." @Kooh
  15. After hearing what Dani said, a small smile crawled over Aereth's face. He knew from the start that he would be able to gather more materials than her. And he wanted to try if she really was this easy to trick into things over something like a challenge. He even found another four materials while Dani explained to him that she would just walk back to town in order to finish the quest before coming back to him for that material arts quest. "With the ones I just found I have... Sixteen." he said with a small chuckle. A small portion of his build was trimmed to help him find items and even players more easily, and thus the low leveled player had no chance to begin with. But Aereth was neither an a**hole that would trick low levels in challenges they had no chance to win, nor was he some kind of pervert that would use any opportunity to steal a kiss or something else form a hot girl. So when the woman then started to get closer to Aereth, telling him to claim his price, Aereth quickly opened his menu, and sent half of his materials over to the noirette. Now completely closing the distance between them, Aereth locked his own brown ores with Dani's and whispered. "I kinda cheated on that challenge, so I sent half of the materials I found over to you... And I won't force you to do anything you don't want, sooo..." He was whispering in a calm and soft, but still confident tone, and remained in this close proximity just to see what the woman would do, before creating some more distance between them.. Regardless what Dani would choose to do with that situation, as soon as they would have parted again, Aereth spoke up. "Oh and I won't take these materials back no matter what. I want you to look for a blacksmith or artisan and use these materials to buy an item with three accuracy enhancements on it. This will help you with your build as well as speeding up the learning process of the sword arts." That was the first thing Aereth more or less ordered' Dani to do as her... Coach... God how he hated when she called him coach... ID# 86318 results: Loot: 16+5 Materials: 16-8(Given to Dani) = 8 @Daniella