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    SAO - Sword Art Online Is a Hard Core MMORPG that unfortunately doesn't exist yet... However I have heard talk that this "Play Hard, Die Forever" game is actually in the works of being created. Upon doing some research on the possibilities, I've found that this might not be the case. If SAO were to be created, in my own opinion, it would blow every other game out of the water. If you have been able to watch the animated TV show, then you already understand what I'm talking about.

    The overall characteristics of SAO gameplay, even without being able to actually become your character, to touch, feel, smell, and move around, just playing it on a platform would be amazing. A Fully Hard Core mode game where death is permanent. If this game ever does come out. I think that it should have at least 10 different servers, but you cant get past the first server unless you die. Then if you wanted to continue playing SAO, you had to start anew on the 2nd server, preventing you to have any in game contact with anyone from the previous server/servers. This would make it more realistic to the TV series, and also keep the game from going under in its first year.

    There is so much more that I could write about this game, but for now, I would just like to know everyones opinion on this matter, even if the game is to be made or not.

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    why does this thread exist

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    Because I would like to know other gamers opinion on the matter. I want to know what their thoughts on what would make this game even more epic than it already is.
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    Why would I want to experience a shitty shounen as a game? That sounds awful.

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    Sword art online is twilight for MMO gamers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jermatoo View Post
    Why would I want to experience a shitty shounen as a game? That sounds awful.
    Have you watched the first season of SAO?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrias View Post
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    Sword art online is twilight for MMO gamers.
    Not sure I understand what you mean :S
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candyholic View Post
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    Was waiting on that... better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellthazarr View Post
    Have you watched the first season of SAO?
    I watched far enough in to know that it's turned into another generic shounen anime just like Naruto or Bleach. I enjoyed the Light Novels for what they were but boy do I regret watching the anime. Also there's an edit button for a reason, also there is no need to do a credulous amount of text editing for every post, it's like that other poster who posts in a rainbow color text format. It's painful on the eyes for some people. It's also very annoying. See what I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jermatoo View Post
    I watched far enough in to know that it's turned into another generic shounen anime just like Naruto or Bleach. I enjoyed the Light Novels for what they were but boy do I regret watching the anime. Also there's an edit button for a reason, also there is no need to do a credulous amount of text editing for every post, it's like that other poster who posts in a rainbow color text format. It's painful on the eyes for some people. It's also very annoying. See what I mean.
    Lol I'm sure that if someone has a problem reading this then I can provide them with a more clear copy. You are entitled to your own opinion. I'm sure that there are many others that feel the same as you do on the topic, but why come here and try to altar the impression for other people that might not have been able to watch it yet? Your comment was off topic and criticizing to the people who do like it. Respect gets you a long way now days...

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    .Hack// was a better anime in almost every regard, not to mention had the idea before SAO of an MMORPG which kills people. It also had a better story line that was less contrived and stupid, more likable characters (at least the seasons outside of legend of the twilight) and actually has some traction in the western countries on a more mainstream stage.

    Admittedly the Occulous Rift could give the immersion aspect, but even single player games in regards to that are far in coming, having to completely change how they're developed from the GUI to the controls. That being said EVE: Valkyrie is going to be using the Occulous Rift to help improve immersion when the system is released to the general public. Hawk3n also will be using the Occulous Rift for immersion after release.

    I think the Occulous is going to be about the price of an Ouya (about 100$), so its impact on the gaming market will most likely be fairly large, being accessible to a very large user base. The idea of more MMOs using the system (other than Valkyrie and Hawken) wouldn't be completely out of the question, but certainly wouldn't be any time soon.

    Edit: The Developers Kit is 300.00 USD, which boads well for the general consumers price point as the developers kits come with development software to make games work with the system, as well as being Beta products. - https://www.oculusvr.com/order/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jermatoo View Post
    I watched far enough in to know that it's turned into another generic shounen anime just like Naruto or Bleach. I enjoyed the Light Novels for what they were but boy do I regret watching the anime. Also there's an edit button for a reason, also there is no need to do a credulous amount of text editing for every post, it's like that other poster who posts in a rainbow color text format. It's painful on the eyes for some people. It's also very annoying. See what I mean.
    there is nothing wrong with rainbow gradient ,ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave!Yognaught View Post
    .Hack// was a better anime in almost every regard, not to mention had the idea before SAO of an MMORPG which kills people. It also had a better story line that was less contrived and stupid, more likable characters (at least the seasons outside of legend of the twilight) and actually has some traction in the western countries on a more mainstream stage.

    Admittedly the Occulous Rift could give the immersion aspect, but even single player games in regards to that are far in coming, having to completely change how they're developed from the GUI to the controls. That being said EVE: Valkyrie is going to be using the Occulous Rift to help improve immersion when the system is released to the general public. Hawk3n also will be using the Occulous Rift for immersion after release.

    I think the Occulous is going to be about the price of an Ouya (about 100$), so its impact on the gaming market will most likely be fairly large, being accessible to a very large user base. The idea of more MMOs using the system (other than Valkyrie and Hawken) wouldn't be completely out of the question, but certainly wouldn't be any time soon.

    Edit: The Developers Kit is 300.00 USD, which boads well for the general consumers price point as the developers kits come with development software to make games work with the system, as well as being Beta products. - https://www.oculusvr.com/order/

    Ahh .Hack I didn't get to finish all the games to that series. I agree that it was a very good game, and when I hear that they were in the works of making the world Online, I was sooooo happy... until I found out that the servers went up, and then came right back down. I did not like however, that the games were so short when they could have made the entire .hack on one, maybe 2 disks. (not counting GU). As far as the anime, I like SAO a bit more. BUT as I said, I did not get to finish .hack and I refuse to watch the anime without following the game. SAO is sort of my .hack redemption, with the acception that it doesn't really exist. Regardless, I would still love to see SAO in GameStop one day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candyholic View Post
    there is nothing wrong with rainbow gradient ,ok

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    OK, lol that kinda does suck to try and read :S gl with your posts lol
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    look at all these cool people with their cool fonts and cool colors and cool avatars with cool meaningfull signature messages that make you think about life and everything.

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    Sounds okay, I just don't think the perma-death niche is big enough to fill out all of those servers, especially since you can't flip flop from one to the other.

    I'd rather have something similar to Accel World, with Burst Points. Though, to be anything awesome without any actual virtual reality there'd need to be some kind of extensive/generated Avatar creation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellthazarr View Post
    I would like to know other gamers opinion on the matter.
    People have more fun hyping than playing it, and then realize that the game is not Exactly the way they imagined it. WoW-players will want it to be more like WoW, CoD-players will want it to be more like CoD, and D3-players will want it to be more like D3.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bellthazarr View Post
    If you have been able to watch the animated TV show, then you already understand what I'm talking about.
    A roleplay-heavy game? Most people suck at roleplaying, and it is an acquired skill and an acquired-taste. I agree that roleplaying communities are AWESOME (for example, Earth Eternal (NOT EDEN) when it came out, consisted mostly of text-based MUD-players because the game was created by the makers of MUDs, and it was a game like WoW except when you walked-around people would greet you as though you were really a lizardman from the plains of XXX or a treeman whose forest had burned down or a catgirl who had come in search of adventure, and used expressions and phrases that only people from baroque and renaissance used) but that did not make the game "successful".

    Quote Originally Posted by Bellthazarr View Post
    at least 10 different servers, but you cant get past the first server unless you die. Then if you wanted to continue playing SAO, you had to start anew on the 2nd server, preventing you to have any in game contact with anyone from the previous server/servers.
    So you are saying it would have hardcore-mode from Path of Exile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bellthazarr View Post
    If SAO were to be created, in my own opinion, it would blow every other game out of the water.
    No, it wouldn't.

    Humans base the awesomeness of a game based on how much of the quality of the game they can comprehend. But if you showed Everquest 1 to a FFXIV:ARR player, they wouldn't appreciate it because EQ1 is outdated. If you showed Quake Live to a Firefall player, they wouldn't appreciate it because Quake Live is outdated. But also completely unrelated - MOBA players will not appreciate FPS games, FPS players will not appreciate RPG, and RPG players will not appreciate turn-based strategy games, and turn-based strategy gamers will not appreciate bla bla bla... There are SO MANY SUB-GENRES of strategy, roleplaying, and shooter. Right now sandbox (a combination of strategy and roleplaying) and MOBA (a combination of strategy and roleplaying) are very popular! We even have a select few sandbox-MOBAs! (E.g. Prime World) But gamers only appreciate that which they can relate to. Gamers want clones of other games, and if one game is a clone of another then I doubt it will blow said-predecessor "out of the water". I would not even be surprised if SAO is a MOBA instead of an MMORPG

    It is possible to have someone who plays two genres at once, but it is very difficult to introduce a new genre to a gamer who is already addicted to one genre, because lets tell the truth - ......................... Nvm I don't know why. People don't care about quality, only marketing, so of course there will be a SAO MMO, and it will probably suck, but receive LOTS of hype. And that's fine. Because hyping a game before release is actually more fun than playing it. But if you are complaining about the gaming-industry and looking towards one specific unreleased game to save you from boredom... It means that you find something fundamentally wrong with the games that you already play - and by my previous argument you will probably only appreciate games that are similar to what you've already played - thus you won't have fun playing any new games until you get over your gamer's block (like writer's block) where you don't have fun. People want competitivity, something to explore, something to build, and something to destroy, and somewhere to gain social acceptance and friends... But - those are goals that you set yourself - it can be in any game! The gameplay is no longer even an aspect of "fun", it's what we interpret from a game. There are STILL people who play retro text-based games and enjoy it!! But if you go up to a casual-gamer who "plays RPGs" then they either want a WoW-clone or a Skyrim-clone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abhorsen View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnOwBunZz View Post
    Got a problem, d00d?
    omg u got your loli back! xD

    anyway yeah i dont see a good SAO mmo coming out ever just like that good .hack mmo never came out, and i dont hear or see much of otherland either

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abhorsen View Post
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    You know it, lol.
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    I still don't think people would actually like a .hack or a SAO game. Why? Because they'll end up being rehashes of what we already have because the games in those animes were designed to be fairly generic with one or two unique features but with the added bonus of having Virtual Reality as a gimmick. They didn't have much innovation in a gameplay perspective past that.

    .Hack was a dungeon/field grinder that offered PKing in certain places/dungeons. SWO was a regular quest/field/sometimes dungeon grinder. We have countless games that offer the same type of gameplay already and they already do horribly. Sure, the fact that they're based off popular animes would keep them afloat for a bit and give them a shitload of hype, but people would quickly realize that it's the same gameplay they got five years ago in other games.

    A prime example of how being based on a popular anime/manga/book/movie cannot keep your game going is SWTOR. That game tanked horribly, and it arguably has a lot of the features that a SAO/.Hack game would.


    Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not saying that SOME (very few) of the features from the TV shows wouldn't be fun. I'm just saying those few features wont be enough. I would like to see a sort of Gate system that was in .Hack in an MMO sometime, tho. Just to see it. I feel like it would get extremely tedious if all you did was grind semi-randomly generated fields/dungeons over and over with very few breaks.


    I will say, tho, that the first VR-MMOs will be a blast to play if they are beautiful enough. However, unless the SAO/.Hack aren't within the first MMOs designed with VR in mind, they'll probably end up failing as they'll have missed the initial hype for VR that would have disguised their gameplay flaws.


    And just to clarify, this is my opinion. None of what I said is fact, so I could easily be wrong. Also, I say all this from the perspective of a huge fan of .Hack, not so much a fan of SAO, tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    Sounds okay, I just don't think the perma-death niche is big enough to fill out all of those servers, especially since you can't flip flop from one to the other.

    I'd rather have something similar to Accel World, with Burst Points. Though, to be anything awesome without any actual virtual reality there'd need to be some kind of extensive/generated Avatar creation.

    Hmm... well, there are some semi successful games out there with the perma death option. One of them is Shaiya Phoenix http://shaiyaphoenix.aeriagames.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phenoca View Post
    People have more fun hyping than playing it, and then realize that the game is not Exactly the way they imagined it. WoW-players will want it to be more like WoW, CoD-players will want it to be more like CoD, and D3-players will want it to be more like D3.

    Ok, I'm not quoting all that, it's to long lol but I honestly don't have I good reply for that one. Honestly I do believe that any game can be as successful as they really want to be, as long as they put fourth the time and effort.
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    Actually, .hack online DID come out, it just wasn't accessible to the US, I believe it was only accessible to japan. But, doesn't mean that tech savvy ppl couldnt find a way around that. And, as I said in a previous post, the server went down faster than it went up.


    This was a reply to Abhorsen - P.S. <3 Garth Nix, Sabriel was a really good book imo. (your name is the main characters father's name)
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