In the year 2022, the Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG), Sword Art Online (SAO), is released. With the Nerve Gear, a virtual reality helmet that stimulates the user's five senses via their brain, players can experience and control their in-game characters with their minds.
On November 6, 2022, all the players log in for the first time, and subsequently discover that they are unable to log out. They are then informed by Kayaba Akihiko, the creator of SAO, that if they wish to be free, they must reach the 100th floor of the game's tower and defeat the final boss. However, if their avatars die in-game, their bodies will also die in the real world.
Our characters have just arrived in the world of Aincrad, and are looking forward to a day's worth of exploring and excitement. But what turns out to be an innocent day of gaming quickly turns into the battle to survive.
- No godmodding/Mary Sues/Gary Stus. This will be strictly enforced.
- On that note, open discussion is vital. I don't want drama OOC, but I want us to be able to communicate effectively if there's a problem.
- Drama IC is encouraged to whatever extent we'd like. Again, communication with each other OOC is key.
- Spell-checking and grammar editing is highly encouraged.
- No one-liners. Give a decent amount of description and interaction.
- If you have to have an extended leave of absence (~2 days or more) or need to leave the RP, LET US KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. We can make arrangements.
Character Reference Sheet Template:
«One-handed Straight Sword»
«Two Handed Straight Sword»
(Above are examples. Special abilities/skills are allowed later in the RP if monitored.)
(Above are examples.)
Appearance: (Photos or Description are both fine; Anime or Photo references are both accepted)
** Character Sheets MUST keep updated with the CURRENT POINT IN THE RP. This will help keep track of player stats and abilities as the story progresses, versus what they will have or what they used to have, etc. Members are responsible for keeping their CSes updated. **
Survive the Swordland is an old thread from a few months ago run around a core of three players. Two of us have gotten back together in the hopes of reviving what is the most stable SAO RP I've ever seen on this website. We're hoping to recruit around six new players to kickstart the thread. The story hasn't progressed particularly far; only around 12 hours have passed ingame. The players will begin at an inn on the first night, tired and frightened from their ordeal.
Ideally we would like to have level-headed players; by that I mean people who,
A. Do not think that their character is the MC
B. Do not want to have a stupidly OP character right from the beginning
C. Preferably no Beaters. Please, just no.
If that sounds good to you, then take a gander at our OOC thread; we only bite on request.
If it becomes necessary, we will start up new OOC/IC threads, depending on the number of applicants.