Welcome to the world of Sword Art Online!
For those of you whom have no idea what SAO is, here is a backstory portion of the anime.
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 story does not take place during the anime, in our story the anime never existed and only extremely minor characters may be used to further the story. If you die from a boss fight, don't rage, just make a new character and show back up, your level of skill will be the same but you may not be the same character with a different name.
Dying: If you are wounded in a fight, it is YOUR choice to kill off your character. Boss fights are the only time your character can be forcibly killed.
OP characters: They will be killed off every boss fight.
Sword skills: Be creative, I want everyone to be special.
Player-Killing (Pking): It exists and can be done, you get marked as a PKer after one unprovoked kill. You will be hunted by much stronger guilds that wish to kill pkers.
Solo-Players: I know many who want to join this want to be Kirito and just mess everyone up, but that will not work. Traps are commonplace and if you run solo, they are harder to fight out of.
Romance: Is allowed but take private conversations to piratepad.net or other chat sites.Go to site, click frog, choose name (top right box), send link to partner, type in left box to make story that you both agree on, one post it in the IC.
Plot Twists: They will be frequent just like the anime.
You will need to make two characters for this game, one IRL and one IG.
I hope this picks up, and I get enough real interest I'll post OOC and get this going!