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      Notable Donors!   01/04/2017

      Here is where we honor the donors who go above and beyond the call of Aincrad!
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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.

      "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)
    • Cardinal

      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.


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  1. Annnnnnnnnnnnnddddddddddd Also And finally Thanks :)
  2. He nodded, her being correct, the maze being.... Well taking him somewhere. He had no idea where, it was a maze after all, but there was meant to be a chapel, or tomb or something deep in the forest taht would give them a fight. He followed as they both went towards the tree's, watching as he saw deep in the forest shifting, telling him this was most likely the said maze. Before he could do anything else, he watched her go into the ridge, and come back with a vine, a material! He was pretty supirsed, it took him AGES to find them normally, he had the worst luck when it came to finding them, so he was pretty glad. He decided to annoy her a little, liking how cute she seemed to act when he did this. He put his hand on her head again, though he didn't ruffle her hair.... much, not ruining it at all. "Good job! And i think this is the maze entrance, so stick close alright? And if you see anything dangerous let me know in case i miss it" He said, taking his hand off her head and smiling, his grin bright and warm, not really worrying at all about what was to come.
  3. (Sorry this took forever XD) The town of beginnings.... Sky had been here many times, by himself to roam, when he was hiding down here when this game started, and when he had gone out with countless other players, but this was the first time he had come in a long time, having been on floor three and four for quite a while. He yawned, hoping this would be an uneventful day. He was planning on staying in a tree and resting, but he heard a player asking for help. He watched as dozens of players walked by, doing their current daily lives as they walked by her. She was pretty much completely covered in clothing, meaning she must be either really shy, or packing hidden heat. He was hoping shy. "I can show you if you want, i think i know the spot" He said, smiling as he approached her. He was a little.... worried, but he was in a safezone, so nothing could happen.
  4. Sky didn't do much but crouch down, falling down onto his ass as he wiped the tears out of his eyes, trying to get his head back on straight. He knew this all could have gone worse, he could have lost people, but he didn't. Only thing he had lost was the respect that he used to give a friend, and now he was going to be a stranger until he managed to get over this. He shook his head, before looking at his sword. Sky was sick of it, that sword always caused problems, and it was time he got a new one. He stood up, before seeing himself being put to a... Crown Prince? He was guessing Atzo had done some quick changes to the guild, so he was going to have to ask about it later. Sky got up, walking towards Eatos, just out of earshot of Atzo asking her something. "I need you to do me a favor..... I'l pay you in Col if you need me to, but i want you to make Atzo a new sword.... Something that doesn't risk making him see his old self every day...." He said, missing what was happening to Kyoto until he heard himself say why he couldn't be strong. Sky did feel bad for the kid, but he didn't really respect him anymore.... Outside the guild at least. Sighing, Sky walked over to him, grabbing him on the shoulder and pulling him backwards, letting go and making him hit the ground, around four meters from the edge of the cliff. "As long as you are my guild mate, i will protect you, outside of that, your a stranger to me until you change" He said to him with an emotionless tone, done with his cr@p. He then walked over to join Atzo, smiling as he walked besides him. "I'm not pulling your leg, and i'l forgive you if the next time you decide to pull a vanishing act, you tell me where the hell you are going"
  5. Sky was furious, watching as his teammate dashed in, a little slow in all honesty, but still rushing in and trying to attack, especially RIGHT after he had told her not to. As she charged in, the spider had leapt into the tree. He didn't mind it, focusing on the wolf that dashed at him. Sky quickly grabbed its muzzle, throwing it into the tree, hitting the spider and knocking both out of the tree and into mid air. Sky leapt up, using his Tornado kick again to kick them both into the same tree, nearly killing them both. "WHAT THE HELL DID I SAY, IT WASN'T SAFE!!! Your good now, go for a kill...." He yelled at her, calming down as he finished as he stood their, watching both the mobs in case they decided to be sneaky. He really was pissed at her, and he was oging to let her have it afterwards to. She couldn't take stupid risks like that!!! He barely knew her, but he liked her, and wasn't about to let her die.
  6. Sky came back in, and straight away went to work, determined to fill Gryas's order. As he got into his shop, he suddenyl got hit with a wave of inspiration!!! He quickly started crafting, managing to create Gryas's order, a Plushie!!! He realized it was a little large, but it looked cool!!! He put it to the side, trying again, but his craft failed and he lost the material. He growled, trying again, before sighing, his eyes closed, though he had been working still, and when he opened them, he had done it!!! A perfect jacket for Zanne!!! It was still to his shops theme, so he was glad.He used his last few crafts, failing a few times but managing to craft a wedding suit. @Gryas Your crafts are done, come pick them up! ---- ID# 85907 results: Craft: 11+1 ID# 85908 results: Craft: 3+1 Loot: 17 ID# 85909 results: Craft: 11+1 ID# 85910 results: Craft: 1-Fail ID# 85911 results: Craft: 9+1
  7. Once again the bandits failed to mount an successful offensive. He had a high lack of being in the field with a tank like this, he rarely actually fought more then one or two enemies at a time, so he was normally done by now, his Tornado Kick killing them in two hits, though he didn't have the luxury of doing that right now. He could only deal about eleven damage a hit, which was really low.... He sighed, before dashing in, using his flash punch to throw a lighting fast punch into the bandits face, it exploding into a million little shards. He wished he had a tank by his side more often, they were a real lifesaver. He could tell that if these guys hit him, he was going to be in for a hellish day, but he had a tank with him. He wondered if this was how the frontlines worked, it seemed like tanks were really useful, making him wonder if he should have became one.... But he didn't regret his choice to be a combat main.
  8. He was so happy!!! He had managed to get two people he actually liked into the guild!!! They both seemed to be wanting to join, and he was glad he was high enough to actually invite them in. He smiled, it was good for people to actually have a mateship in the guild. If people didn't communicate or get along, it was going to be hell, and since these two were close and they were joining at the same time, they would most likely be partners. "Well, how anything is done, via a pop up, which i'l need to send you. As for where each of you go..... Thats not my choice. I'm not on the high council or anywhere near the top of the food chain, so i would have no call on where you two would be put in the guild. However based on your skill choices, i would say that Gryas would be put on our combat tanking squad, and you would be put with me and Hydra in the scouting. As for uniforms, we don't really have uniforms. I haven't gotten mine yet, but we go by animal's, and our uniforms are capes that have our animal on the back of them" He replied, before opening up his menu and sending them both a invitation. Stryder{Emerald Harbingers} invites Zanne to Emerald Harbingers Stryder{Emerald Harbingers} Invites Gryas to Emerald Harbingers
  9. Sky welcomed Gryas, taking the given materials. This was a big order for him to fill, but with ten materials...... He knew he could do it. He really hoped so. "Sure thing, this might take me a day or two though, i don't think i'l manage in one day" He replied, hoping it was okay. He was pretty glad that Gryas had given him enough to make Zanne some armor too, after a quest they had gone on in which she had striked out of turn..... He wanted her safe. He walked a bit back to his sowing machine, and started sowing. His attempts weren't good, he managed to make a packpack to carry a cat around in, a wedding dress and a uniform for his guild.... He was a little upset, having also failed twice.. Tomorrow then ID# 85864 results: Craft: 7+1-8 D# 85867 results: Craft: 2+1-3 ID# 85869 results: Craft: 8+1-9 ID 85868 Craft 2+1-3
  10. Sky looked at Eatos, with disbelief. She wanted him, TO KILL KYOTO!!! He wasn't about to do that, but he wasn't about to let him walk free. No, after this incident, he would be lucky if Sky even called him a guild mate. Sky was set on it, he was no longer going to listen or help Kyoto, even if he was possessed. He had called him a traitor, and now, he was going to be on Sky's badside forever. Sky wasn't going to kill him, but if he ever put his, or any other guild member or player in risk again.... He couldn't promise to say he wouldn't knock him close to it. Before Sky could respond to her though, he felt himself get thrown, falling back about a meter before rolling and leaping up, fists up in case Atzo had gone crazy, but he hadn't, he was back to normal. He listened as he scolded all of them. He was glad his friend was back, though the moment Atzo came up to him and spoke in his ear, he couldn't help but feel.... Well a bit of pride and a little bit of astonismnet, he didn't expect Atzo to have this kind of reaction, but he knew Atzo wasn't going to expect his reaction to this whole mess. When Atzo took a step back, Sky dashed in, with his full force punching Atzo in the face, he dealt no damage at all, but the impact was still there. "Thats for leaving me on my own for over a month, without telling me where the hell you were going you damn jackass" He said, tears still falling down his face as he pulled his fist back and Hugged Atzo, so glad that he was alive. "This isn't real life where someone will go through some crisis and vanish for a while before coming back, this is a game.... And if you die in the game, you DIE for good..... You can't just vanish here....." He said, crying, everyone else fully zoned out, his sole attention on the person he had been searching ages for.
  11. Sky nodded, actually glad with that arrangement. He was running insanely low on materials in his shop, and he knew he needed more. He wished that he didn't, but he did. It was a good deal for them to split any of the materials she collected, he was going to kill both the minotours instantly anyway, so why not let her do something. "Sounds like a good deal, Materials are always useful!" He said, jokingly mimicking her with the last words, but he did it in a friendly joking way. "We won't die, unless of course somehow we run into the floor boss, but he is dead" He joked, his smile staying their. He wasn't scared at all. He smiled as he stood up, ready to move out. He had NO idea where he was heading, all he knew was that he had to find a forest... The forest was supposely a maze, so as they went through their was a good chance it would change and they would lose their position. He wasn't worried, he knew he could keep her safe. "Well, lets go kill a Minotaur!"
  12. Sky looked around, at the world, at the scenery. It was all so.... Real. The monstrs, the players, everything just seemed so normal and real, as if this fanatasy world was actually his own home world. He wished that in the real world his life was like this, here he was important to a few people. He was important to Atzo..... He was.... Well, he hoped he was important to Eatos.... He had friends here, and no one was trying to beat him up every five minutes. He had changed a lot, his psyche was a shy and scared boy who stood up when needed, but he felt really confident here.... He felt like he didn't HAVE to be scared right now, and it was a feeling he didn't want to have to lose... He didn't want to lose his newfound power, his friends. Once this game ends, their was a good chance that no one would know him anymore, i mean, for all he knew Eatos was in Japan, and he was in Australia.... He might never see his friends again....
  13. Sky watched as Eatos arrived, honestly not suprised, but a little annoyed. She was on the ninth floor of Aincrad!!! He was higher levelled then her, and a COMBAT PLAYER, and he was underleveled for this place, and here she was risking her life. He was furious with her for risking her life, but glad that someone else was here to help him calm down the raging Atzo. He turned, looking at Kyoto. He was still talking.... He was honestly considering just ending his life, but he would never forgive himself... And this wans't the time or place, and it wasn't his job to do it. Atzo would choose his punishment when... ATZO!!! Sky turned, watching as his mentor looked over the cliff, rambling on. He was crying.... He was back!!! He was saying sorry to all those he had cared about, and something Sky noticed.... Was that his tag kept coming up, saying he was a horrible guardian.... And that he had just turned his back, but Sky didn't care. He was already dashing, faster then he had when he had hit Kyoto, grabbing Atzo by the shoulder and pulling him back, practically hugging him from behind as he slowly tried to pull him away from the edge, succeeeding enough so that no matter how hard Atzo tried, he wasn't going to be able to jump without physically harming Sky. "Atzo!!! Stop, you didn't fail any of us. You did what you had to do to survive!!! You are not a monster, if you are one we all are. You are the reason i'm still alive!!! Your kept me alive more then once, your no monster, your a saint! Your old life is behind you, your family and friends are no longer here, WE ARE YOUR NEW FAMILY ATZO, ALL OF US!!! Eatos, Hyrda, Vargas.... Raina, and ME, WERE YOUR FAMILY NOW!" He said, practically yelling at him. "You have nothing to be sorry about.... But i do.... I'm sorry it took me so long to find you.... You disgraced none of us..... You can't expect yourself to protect everyone, thats why you grouped us together, and now i'm going to protect you.... Atzo, i'm going to protect you..." He says to him, before turning and looking towards Kyoto. Sky had been crying before, tears soaking into Atzo's back, but his face was now flaring with rage as he looked at a former friend. "Kyoto......... You want him, you go through me. He is no psychotic king for you to worship and use. He is a guardian, he protects people, but guardians need a guardian, and i will be that man right now. He did NOT want to be a killing machine, he did what he had to.... And now, you have the choice. Get out of my sight, and never set foot near Atzo again, or come at me and go down for it, you will not use him in your sick plan" He said to Atzo, watching the dark eyes that told him that he was possessed like Atzo was, but he didn't care. THe game didn't allow for that stuff to happen, so he actually was like this, this was Kyoto's true nature, and that was not someone he was going to serve with. He looked at Eatos, glad she was here now.... If something happened he would need her to hold Atzo. "Hey Eatos....." He said, his voice and his face teary, and depressed. "I found him..... I finally found him...."
  14. "Iv got a shop set up on the second floor of Aincrad. I kinda just..... well i live up there. Its my home, as well as where i do all my crafting, all i'm lacking is a very large quantity of materials" He said, chuckling lightly before sighing, them having exited the city limits and being now on the walk around the forest. He didn't like this forest, it uneased him, and for a good reason as he quickly realized when he heard the bark, and felt the bite. Sky barely reacted as he felt hairy, gross legs land on his back, and a scratch across his left thigh. He didn't react as he felt the fangs sink into his shoulder from the spider. He closed his eyes, before spinning around, doing his Tornado Kick sword art as he delivered a massive hit to both, doing a full three sixty, throwing them both back before they got powerkicked backwards. "Lemmie get another hit in before you go at them. As for a snowy floor, i would say go to floor four" @Zanne
  15. Sk was actually more then glad when both of them seemed to buy into the idea. He really wanted to expand their ranks, and now, he felt he could, especially since he had successfully ,at least, made two new players intrigued and glad about the idea!!! Though it seemed that Gryas.... Might need a little more talking to, unlike Zanne who seemed to jump at the idea. "We are called the Emerald Harbingers, a guild devoted to helping players survive their first few levels so that they can plummel upwards towards the frontlines, or to survive if thats all they wish. As for rules..... Well, only ones that really have been established is look out for your fellow players, and to help wherever you can. Other then that its a real gray zone in the sense that we aren't bound by the common formalities and all. We have a ranking system, with our Council governing our leader, and the divisions on what to do, but as a small guild of around only eight people, we don't have a lot of ranks as such made. The current divisions are Combat, Intel, both split into multiple sections, i'm second in command of the Recon division at the moment" He replies, hoping his answer to Gryas would... Well at least help his decision. "Your both welcome to if you want, but its completely your choice, i won't pressure either of ya into it"