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.
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Profile Username: RhysPFC Real name: Rhys Age: 25 Gender: Male Height: 5'11'' About: History/personality Rhys is a skinny, dark haired male with green yes. His hair came down across his forehead, but some room above the eyes. He had an office job and lived alone. Never really excelling at anything, life just seemed to go by day by day. His family were always in touch, which despite their good intentions, he often found them to be a nuisance. He hated where his life had ended up, he hated his job and he often felt alone. Thankfully Rhys had an escape. Gaming. He had a secret life, away from the trials of everyday life. A place where he could be someone else. Upon discovering Sword Art Online, everything changed. This was a different kind of game. Perhaps here he could become the one thing he's always wanted to be. A better version of himself. Rhys is a good person, but his life has caused him to almost lose sight of this. Perhaps through his interactions in SAO, he will find that good person once again. Virtues: Master Strategist - Rhys picks up games quite easily. He has found himself to be very efficient in games such a chess a well as more combat orientated games.. He can see patterns and strategies emerging quickly and is able to expertly understand a counter plot against them. This has helped him become very manipulative as well. Every king needs some pawns. Dangerous Mind Set - Feeling as though he has no influence in the real world, sword art online has made Rhys become a dangerous individual. Here he has a point to prove. Here, he can not only have influence, but be the most powerful player in the game. Technically Sound - Due to his gaming past, Rhys has very little difficulty picking up rules and mechanics of new games. Within just a few hours of practice his techniques become to look almost flawless. Were it not for his low level,players would mistake him for a veteran of the game. Flaws: Loner - Despite actually being a caring individual, Rhys has difficulty befriending others. He is not against becoming a member of a party should the ends justify the decision. But don't expect any of his decisions to benefit anyone other than himself. Pride - Rhys is a proud individual. He looks at others and believes no matter what they are capable of, he should be on par or better. Given the option between admitting defeat or getting himself killed, he'll probably choose the latter. Small tasks like asking for help or admitting someone to be his better are almost impossible. Morally Confused - Rhys has often banded together with rouges, player killers and hackers. This is often out of fear, in order to protect himself from those he is powerless to stop. This causes more friction between himself and other players. It is worth noting that Rhys often betrays these villains once he is safe or has has served his use. However, this just alienates him further. Profession: Skills Non-combat: » Passive: » Combat: » Weapon skills: » ►One-Handed Rapier: Rank 1 5 Ranks Passive The effectiveness with which a player can use one hand thrusting type swords. (Example: Rapier, Epee) Inventory Weapons/Tools: » Roleplays » [solo/private/open] LinkedTitle » [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) Relationships (optional) Story Thus Far (optional)
Greetings! It's great to see that these kinds of forums are still around. It's nice to see one where people are still so active. I was a member of a similar site known as Ikuzo Youma, probably around 10 years or so ago. The premise was similar to what you all have here, it was based (very loosely) around the .hack franchise. Because of it's video game roots, it was a combination of role playing and stat based mechanics. (I'm surprised stats aren't as prominent here as they were there, but I still have a lot of reading up to do!) No doubt you'll see me diving into your world in the coming days. Hopefully it won't take long to get back into the swing of things, it's certainly been a while. I look forward to interacting with everyone both in-game and in the offline sections. Au Revoir Comrades.