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Sword art online <3

that we have these...
We' re step closer to these.
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#341 - darcabyss (10/05/2013) [-]
So, reading the comments and I find something odd.

So many people seem to assume that once something like a full immersion virtual reality game is made, it'll automatically have the same story as SAO. Why is that? I'm fairly certain the first thing would be a generic fantasy RPG, followed by a generic shooter, followed by a dating sim, followed by GTA.

I for one would ******* love it if VR became real and accessible to the common person. Imagine the capability of having the older folks in the homes able to go on adventures, not just sit and wait for relatives to visit for maybe fifteen minutes. Or it could be a form of therapy for various things, like phobias or even paralysis, assuming the intercepted signals from your brain are still sending signals to the lost parts. True, there would likely be a large spike in obesity, muscle weakness, and death by malnourishment, but if a shut down timer is put in, that might help a bit. Or, you know, people learn about moderation.

Still waiting on Augmented Reality, though...
User avatar #316 - youreminenow (09/14/2013) [-]
Actually, a friend and I were just arguing about this.
User avatar #315 - lunchablespizza (09/14/2013) [-]
im risking red thumbs here, but isnt SAO pretty much same thing as the .hack// series?
User avatar #329 to #315 - sao (09/15/2013) [-]
They are very different. Where as .hack is focused on character development, SAO is focused on action. I'm not saying one is better, just that they are very different barring the settings.
User avatar #342 to #329 - unlithe ONLINE (10/10/2013) [-]
... i dont understand how SAO is focused on action more than character dev. i mean basically the entire ******* series was the development of the relationship of kirito and asuna...
User avatar #343 to #342 - sao (10/11/2013) [-]
.hack has very little fighting and instead focuses on how the characters slowly change based on the events around them. It's slow paced and attempts to give a thought by though decent. In SAO, Kirito changes very little over the course of the story and most emotion comes from "win or die" moments. The series is effectively in stasis if you're talking about character development. Also, the series most definitely doesn't focus on the development of their relationship. While their relationship is a pretty consistent theme starting 1/3 of the way through, it's not like you really see development in it. They get together and then are a static couple for a few episodes. She is then "lost" and becomes a damsel for the rest of the series. It's not like their is any relationship development for that entire period she is gone. I'm not saying SAO is inferior, but it is definitely less focused on character development. That's not really an opinion, it's pretty much fact.
User avatar #344 to #343 - unlithe ONLINE (10/11/2013) [-]
hm. would you reccomend .hack//?
User avatar #345 to #344 - sao (10/11/2013) [-]
It depends on the person. It really is quite slow. You should watch and episode or two to get a good idea, just don't go in expected any real action though. In my experience, most people who enjoyed SAO, don't enjoy .hack.
User avatar #346 to #345 - unlithe ONLINE (10/11/2013) [-]
okay. i suppose i might enjoy it as i did enjoy most of deathnote. sounds kinda like that. where would one such as i watch it?
User avatar #347 to #346 - sao (10/11/2013) [-]
I just streamed it after Googling .hack//sign. I probably ended up watching it on animefreak or animehere. Whatever Google brought up. You can probably find a good torrent of it if you prefer to watch it that way.
User avatar #348 to #347 - unlithe ONLINE (10/11/2013) [-]
meh. too lazy to figure out how to pirate. ill get back to you with a professional opinion.
User avatar #313 - nITE (09/14/2013) [-]
What ever happened to just holding a controller?
#296 - casinoer (09/14/2013) [-]
And these...
User avatar #285 - zysolyn (09/14/2013) [-]
Well, we do have basic things like prosthetics that respond to nerve signals, so we cant be that far off from something like this. Personally, I'd like to experience a SAO world, it looked like fun (apart from the dying and stuff), and yeah, the show wasn't spectacular, but I really liked to whole "video game" background to it. The Rift, however, isn't even close to what the show depicted.
#275 - joehue (09/14/2013) [-]
Yeah, it'd be cool to have an MMORPG on this, but not SAO.
The visuals and all that are top-notch, but the characters and story degraded halfway through the show. The world is interesting, but it's not nearly as fleshed out as it needs to be to create a world. If they wanted to do that, they'd need to use the LN Legendary Moonlight Sculptor since they flesh out the details in the vast world of the story.

Also, just to input a bit more into the flame war going on between some of the comments. I think my main problem with the community isn't that "omg it's cancer", but that a lot of die-hard fans plague MMORPGs saying "Like SAO. " or developing tech like this and the omni just to input that it's "Nervegear is on the way!!!"

Like I said, I don't hate it or the community, but it's just really irritating that I can't get involved with an MMORPG or tech community without half of the comments or posts being related to a mediocre show. I get that you enjoy the show, but some of us whom are just interested in the game or tech want to talk about that, not a show.
#274 - anonymous (09/14/2013) [-]
Nothing should be above our in control of our minds. allowing that to happen is complete suicide. Also, the anime storyline is bad. "If you reach the top you will survive". What's the point of let people live?
User avatar #272 - mrnotsosafeforwork (09/14/2013) [-]
i wouldnt like dying if i died in a video game
#259 - pineapplechunkss (09/14/2013) [-]
can someone please explain?
User avatar #264 to #259 - toiletpaper (09/14/2013) [-]
it's a reference to the nervegear in sword art online. a virtual reality headgear system that was corrupted so if you die in the game, or remove/unplug the headgear. it's send fatal electric signals into your brain. they beat the bad guy and fixed it though :o
User avatar #280 to #264 - revios (09/14/2013) [-]
it means,if you die in the game,you get shocked?
User avatar #336 to #280 - toiletpaper (09/16/2013) [-]
yea, not like electric chair shocked though. just pulses sent into your brain that cause it to stop. if you have the time i recommend watching the series. some parts are better than others but overall it's a really nice series.
User avatar #283 to #280 - Vegeto (09/14/2013) [-]
You die in the game, you die in real life.
User avatar #298 to #283 - greatgranpapy (09/14/2013) [-]
Couldn't someone hack the headgear or something?
User avatar #302 to #298 - Vegeto (09/14/2013) [-]
Hacking does happen (via router I guess), but as far as I know, no one can hack (or at least attempts to) hack the headgear itself.

"tampering or prolonged power outage with the Nerve Gear, the gear that simulates in-game character control by redirecting brain signals, also means death."
#263 to #259 - thepandaelf (09/14/2013) [-]
The below pic is from an anime called Sword Art Online. It's about putting something called a "Nervegear" to go into a virtual world. It works with multiple video games in the anime. The above image is probably just a prototype to play video games on which means we're getting close to having the technology to make something similar to a Nervegear. TLDR: Video game helmet from anime.
User avatar #262 to #259 - oOEpicFailOo (09/14/2013) [-]
Sword art online is an anime about people going into a virtual world through the bottom headset, im sure you know what the occulus is haha
#256 - nemis (09/14/2013) [-]
Cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#252 - richhobo (09/14/2013) [-]
Won't be happy until we get this.
User avatar #241 - fargtwo (09/14/2013) [-]
And hopefully the VR tech won't COMPLETELY SLIP BY THE FCC.

Out of all the plot holes in SAO, the fact that the Japanese FCC let someone put high-powered microwave emitters in a children's toy irritates me the most. Has anyone ever thought about how ludicrously dangerous a Nerv Gear would be?
User avatar #243 to #241 - endercrew (09/14/2013) [-]
That was the point. And I bet you Nintendo is working on something like the Nervegear.
User avatar #248 to #243 - fargtwo (09/14/2013) [-]
"I bet you Nintendo is working on something like the Nervegear."

lolno. Ever heard of a thing called Safety Regulations? Guess what, something that can be remotely reprogrammed to cook your brain and/or stop your heart as well as force you into a coma for two years does not meet them.
User avatar #249 to #248 - endercrew (09/14/2013) [-]
No. I mean, that in the show, the guy had a point with putting the emitters in. Not reality. I'm sure Nintendo wouldn't want to kill its only fanbase...
#231 - xpurpledragonx (09/14/2013) [-]
**** that is all about .Hack
User avatar #314 to #231 - numbertwozeldafan (09/14/2013) [-]
My comment #52 is all about this, even a list.
#251 to #231 - azurewolf (09/14/2013) [-]
THANK YOU!! I was starting to feel like no one remembered that this same exact concept had been done before. All the way to the whole not being able to log out of the game (temporarily, that is, in .Hack)
#225 - bindmind (09/14/2013) [-]
This 						****					 is still getting thumbed up?   
How many times will we see Oculus x SAO?
This **** is still getting thumbed up?

How many times will we see Oculus x SAO?
User avatar #246 to #225 - oniiking (09/14/2013) [-]
When the average age of the fanbase rises above 12.
#215 - maddmarkk (09/14/2013) [-]
SAO is **** here's why

Yes I've watch the entire thing and yes I know Sword Art Online came out in 2009 (Manga) & 2012 (Anime) but I must know what you guys think about this.

This may be a controversial topic here considering the fact how big the fan base is for it but I need to know if I'm not the only one here who didn't like Sword Art Online. Most of my friends all love SOA but I'm the only one who didn't, now the title pretty explains what this thread is going to be about so let's get to the point. Yes I know what I am talking about when I say Sword Art Online sucks, well maybe that was too harsh, ok I just didn't like SOA, sure the art style is AMAZING sure the concept was unique and I like the fact how the hero got with the girl but SOA just didn't stick with me, for the following reasons:

The story line was boring/repetitive.

Kirito was predominately WAY overpowered. Which was kind've annoyed me because it's good to see the protagonist get beaten up once and awhile. (Besides the part where he temperately dies in the world tree).

What's up with his family member having feelings for Kirito?

& Some of the characters were annoying (Yui).

I'm sorry if I made you hate me because of this but come on, am I the only one here who didn't really like this anime?
User avatar #292 to #215 - mizzycupcakes ONLINE (09/14/2013) [-]
I feel like as soon as they beat the creator of soa the story line dropped significantly. If you've played and mmo like WoW I think maybe you would appreciate it a little bit more? And the fact that they were fighting for more than just hey I want to beat the game, but hey I want to save my life, it immediately made the story and his progression through the levels more awesome. Although he did start off quite a bit more knowledgeable than most of the other players there, there is an obvious progression in not only his strength but his character/morals throughout the story. Maybe give it another go and watch the little things throughout the show.

Also, I didnt much like that his sister ended up liking him, but in her defense, she didnt know it was him and she was looking for some kind of emotional support while dealing with the fact that her cousin (whom she recently found that fact out) was a total dick and was suddenly kind. It can **** a person up.... well. thats my soap box lol
#277 to #215 - blanketandpillow (09/14/2013) [-]
I actually stopped watching towards the end of the first season. The last good part, at least for me, was the guild's death, and then for about 3 episodes the plots had three different girls falling for Kiri He even broke one of the girl's best sword (Lizzie or Izzie I think) and she was sad and mad for about one minute before shrugging it off. How much money would that sword cost her? Oh, and then she gave the super powerful sword she made to Kirito, for free, for whatever reason. The only reason Kirito was even in danger in the episode was because he had to save Lizize.

When he went to save the other girl's pet, he is literally invincible. There was absolutely no chance of him getting killed, even though it was 7 vs 1.

I stopped at the episode when KIrito got the double handed power out of seemingly nowhere, defeated a boss in which Asuna and him ran away nearly sobbing moments before, and the leader of the Nights of Dragon Blood or whatever guild Asuna was in challenged him to a duel to basically fight for Asuna's freedom/Kirito's slavery. It was just.... Stupid.

The girls wore skirts for whatever reason, even though it proved to hinder their performance in battle. I understand if a game wants to make female character appealing like that, but I think most of them would change into pants when the game became actually dangerous. When Kirito was fighting Asuna's body guard, all i could hear was "Isn't that Asuna? She _ is_ pretty!"

I just hated that show so much. I tried finishing it, I really did, but I just couldn't.
User avatar #301 to #277 - cormy (09/14/2013) [-]
Do you watch much anime? Which ones have you enjoyed?
It seems like a lot of the things you've pointed out are pretty average anime ploys....
#304 to #301 - blanketandpillow (09/14/2013) [-]
I've watched Naruto and One Piece when I was much younger, and it might have been due to the fact that I was too young to really care, but I didn't notice this.

And just because they're average doesn't mean they're good. Actually, if these are considered normal in anime, I can see why people hate it so much.
User avatar #326 to #304 - cormy (09/15/2013) [-]
But if it's considered normal in anime, why hate this particular one over others? What I'm saying is that those aren't good points to tackle when saying it's bad since so many other animes do the same thing. Nearly all stories encorporate SOME form of convenience for their characters for the sake of the plot, otherwise these stories would be a boatload less epic than they are. So many times they give the bad guys the upperhand in the beginning and instead of outright destroying their opposition, they're left to live another day. Silly things like that you just gotta... Accept I guess for the entertainment value. Can't take stories too seriously.
Sorry for the late reply, got interrupted.
#273 to #215 - anonymous (09/14/2013) [-]
Sword Art Online, as an Anime, has two good things going for it: The action and the concept.
The rest is just boring repetitive cliches, one after another. And I'm going to say what I haven't heard from anyone else: Season 2 was way better than season 1, except for the first 3 episodes of season 1 which was the best of the series. And for one reason: It stayed on -topic. There was no side tracking, or any form for time-skipping, like it was in the first season. Sure the bad-guy sucked, but at least he didn't forget his motive like the guy from season 1! The point where Kirito's "sister" is in love with him is pointless and didn't add anything, but neither did any of the pointless characters from season 1! Case-in-point: The first guild Kirito joined, the girl with the little Dragon and the Blacksmith. They where there, and then they where gone until a small cameo of the last episode of season 1. SAO is bad, but not the worst I've encountered in animes.
User avatar #287 to #273 - cormy (09/14/2013) [-]
Season one took place over 2 years and in a far more "real" environment. This naturally leaves room for time-skipping and side-tracking. Things don't change all that much day to day in life, so you get time-skips. Side-tracking happens aswell when nothing seems to be going anywhere and all you ever do is beat dungeon after dungeon after dungeon.
I'll accept that a lot of the secondary characters were mostly pointless...
#244 to #215 - possiblydominator ONLINE (09/14/2013) [-]
It was okay when they were still in SAO, then that finishes and suddenly incest plot line. It went from okay to 						****					 in one episode
It was okay when they were still in SAO, then that finishes and suddenly incest plot line. It went from okay to **** in one episode
User avatar #240 to #215 - saltyfries (09/14/2013) [-]
I hated it too, dropped after 6 episodes because I thought the plot was everywhere
User avatar #236 to #215 - cormy (09/14/2013) [-]
Spoilers ahoy!
I'm... Not sure in what way you found the story line boring or repetitive. Sure the actual game was but the story and characters themsevles progressed A LOT throughout the series so I really don't get where you're coming from there.
Kirito wasn't overpowered, he simply knew what he was doing. As a beta tester he had already experienced the first 10% of the game just about and that gave him a huge head-start on other players considering that the ressources in the game were supposedly limited. Meaning that he knew where to get all of the best stuff and did get it before anyone else did, leaving them with far weaker items to get since chances are the more powerful ones are unique. I'm not even entirely sure whether he was bluffing or not when he spoke about cheating in the beta test aswell, which would mean he'd have an even bigger knowledge base than even the other beta-testers did. Inside the game, even after becoming quite a lot more powerful than other players, most of the time he ended up chilling at lower floors because he liked to do so. He enjoyed helping weaker players and didn't like how serious the other top players were, which made him seem OP a lot of the time but when he got to a floor that was more his level (floor 75 with the skeleton boss, he was level 78 at the time and it's said that to SAFELY beat a floor, you should be 10 levels above it. This takes parties into account aswell as the game was MADE for you to team up against bosses), he had quite a lot of difficulty and almost failed.
Now for the second Arc with Alfheim and whatnot. To put it to you bluntly, younger sisters almost always have a thing for their older brother, even their father sometimes. I know because my sister was the same way, until I finally conciously noticed it and started distancing myself from her. It's just because we are the first people that treat them well, so they learn to love us.
Eh... I really liked Yui to be honest.
#267 to #236 - blanketandpillow (09/14/2013) [-]
What kind of place do you live in where younger sisters having crushes on their brothers are normal?
User avatar #284 to #267 - cormy (09/14/2013) [-]
The kind where their brothers and fathers show love for them and where children don't yet know where to draw the line between caring for and loving someone I guess =\
... Maybe I'm just too sexy for my own good? I don't know man, I've just seen it happen is all.
#290 to #284 - blanketandpillow (09/14/2013) [-]
But she wasn't young, was she? I, honestly, thought my 2nd cousin was cute (though I thought pretty much everyone, boy and girl, were cute) when I was five, but then shortly after I figured out that incest was wrong. If I grew up still liking my brother like that, it would be weird and wrong and disgusting.
User avatar #327 to #290 - cormy (09/15/2013) [-]
My sister was born when I was almost 8, so yes, she was young. When I was 14 she'd be about 7 and like you, I also found most people attractive when I was younger, especially my aunts and to be honest, I don't think I've grown out of it. Sure I know it's "wrong" and would most likely end up badly combined with the inbreeding problem buuut that doesn't make me like them any less than I do. I don't see it being weird, wrong or disgusting, I just don't really see it as a viable option but other than that, not such a big deal.
User avatar #237 to #236 - cormy (09/14/2013) [-]
Slightly continued:
Them being cousins just made it easier for her to see her "brother" as something more.
I thought Yui was adorable and made a great addition to their "family".
Always keep in mind that they spent 2 YEARS in that game and that people were actually DYING. Made the whole thing a lot more intense, especially as everyone lost hope as it went along in the first month.
The Alfheim Arc was pretty lame in my opinion but the characters pulled me through it. Story was **** in that one but there was basically only 1 point to the whole thing, saving Asuna.
#226 to #215 - shatt (09/14/2013) [-]
well thats just like your opinion man, and also i agree with you about the second season, it got a little too porn
User avatar #220 to #215 - whitcher (09/14/2013) [-]
The love story of it was just boring, that's my beef.
User avatar #217 to #215 - mion ONLINE (09/14/2013) [-]
I agree to a certain degree.

The whole incest part (though it's "just" with cousins, which seems to be okay in Japan) is just strange. The story... well, yeah. They ran into a bossroom, half of them got killed and Kirito saved everyone.

And the 2nd Part with Alfheim and that creep... allofmynope
User avatar #221 to #217 - maddmarkk (09/14/2013) [-]
Lets not forget the 1337 HaX0r screen
User avatar #213 - mrtrixreturned (09/14/2013) [-]
The first season of this really messed me up
User avatar #210 - thesilveresteagle (09/14/2013) [-]
Isn't Sony going to be making a helmet for the PS4? IMO i'd rather have a controller to play with.
User avatar #209 - zaboo (09/14/2013) [-]
i havent watched that show but it looks cool
is it any good?
#247 to #209 - possiblydominator ONLINE (09/14/2013) [-]
You will feel cheated and lied to if you watch it.
You will feel cheated and lied to if you watch it.
User avatar #214 to #209 - facetiousrunner (09/14/2013) [-]
not really. if you must watch just the first arc, like 13 episodes
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