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Let's say the events of Sword Art really took place, and you were in the shoes of someone playing.
What would your thoughts be? And honestly, would you want to end that world?

Personally I'm a bit torn, I think if the events in the game were as exciting as it seems, life would seem so much more simple than reality.
I think I'd want to just stay inside most likely, although I'd miss reality, that world just seems more exciting!







Follow up question : If and when the game was beat, how do you think you would be at readjusting to the real world?
Would you be able to pick up where you left off?
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I'm also a bit torn on that, because in all honesty I'd love to have an exciting adventure like that, but for your second question I'd say it all depends on how long you were trapped in the game and how big of an impact it left on you
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I wouldn't want to be stuck in the game. I'm sure Kayaba has his reasons but I'd rather have the flexibility of being able to log out lol. It seems the author made it seem like Aincrad is an enjoyable place when indeed its death equates to actual dying, I'd be damned terrified fighting a slime lol
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Yeah, I know.

Honestly, if I was in SAO, I wouldn't mind it continueing... But after two years I think my body would have lost a lot of the fat around mai belly, then rehab would kill the rest of it...

In short, two years of SAO, I wish it didn't end but it must.
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A world of adventure and man-eating terrors sounds exciting, but like most fantasies the reality of such a situation is not always pleasant. Those that don't outright kill themselves, or die in the game will probably adjust to it and make due. That, or go crazy...
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MopZ wrote:

A world of adventure and man-eating terrors sounds exciting, but like most fantasies the reality of such a situation is not always pleasant. Those that don't outright kill themselves, or die in the game will probably adjust to it and make due. That, or go crazy...


Yep, but that's pretty much what happened in SAO, as far as suicides and such, and crazies being PKs. Laughing Coffin was about as crazy as you could get, I feel xD







_lazuli_ wrote:

I wouldn't want to be stuck in the game. I'm sure Kayaba has his reasons but I'd rather have the flexibility of being able to log out lol. It seems the author made it seem like Aincrad is an enjoyable place when indeed its death equates to actual dying, I'd be damned terrified fighting a slime lol


If you think about that, isn't that real life as well though? Where death equates real dying? Yet people still join militaries, I myself am a firefighter. It would be the exact same, those scared to fight would become merchants, traders, caravaners, bar maids, black smiths, etc.
Those wanting grunt work, loggers, crafters, or well, soldiers.
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MikiSayaka wrote:


MopZ wrote:

A world of adventure and man-eating terrors sounds exciting, but like most fantasies the reality of such a situation is not always pleasant. Those that don't outright kill themselves, or die in the game will probably adjust to it and make due. That, or go crazy...


Yep, but that's pretty much what happened in SAO, as far as suicides and such, and crazies being PKs. Laughing Coffin was about as crazy as you could get, I feel xD


Lol, I'd like to know what the members of Laughing Coffin were like before SAO.
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I wonder that as well... I wonder how much that world would change people truly.
Like, although you KNOW that killing someone in the game would kill them in real life...do the people inside think of it as such? Maybe they use the childrens mentality of "I can't REALLY be killing them" or "It's just a game, so it's okay".
Who knows xD
Most were probably closet-psychos. Sadistic crazy thoughts that nobody knew about
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I think its more that they still have the thought that people on the internet do: "No one knows my real name so I can get away with it muahahaha "
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That train of thought would definitely be a sign that you'd have lost it. There's definitely a lot of people who'd snap or become broken individuals.
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Honestly how many of us could remain sane? rofl
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That depends, would you have something/ someone who is dear to you that you want nothing more than being able to protect? If so I think you can remain sane especially if you have a support system of friends
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Dang...
I already live in a game world...
And Anime/Manga
Would change much for me...
Cept I would miss some people..
I will definetly stay SANE... In Game.
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MikiSayaka wrote:

Honestly how many of us could remain sane? rofl


I'm already nuts.
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I'd love to stay in that world. Think about it, no money to buy a house but you can sleep anywhere. No money for food, just work up some cooking skill (plus no starving mechanic). Everything is a hundred times easier to do becuase of an over simplified mechanics engine. If you are not pushing the front lines you can always maintain a margin of safety to ensure you don't die. Safe zones where you only have to worry about the trickiest bastard killing you in your sleep, which isn't a bad way to go anyways.

Really, I'm surprised there wasn't a group advocating or even fighting for staying in the game. People were settling in quite well, sure they were low levels and content to stay down there, but when you consider the harshness of the real world there are a lot worse places to be. In this way you just slip off one day when your real life body goes, in which case you don't feel it becuase your senses are aligned to your virtual form so it be as peaceful as a death could be. You get PK'd in your sleep, which is just as peaceful, or you die in the world which could happen in real life anyways.

The game lets you regrow limbs, pain only lasts as long as you are still being hurt. You learn skills on the fly which you retain as long as you live. It feels real, so real that you can fall asleep on blades of grass to a cool breeze as the sun warms your face. Food tastes good, everything is tactile and the people around you are willing to form relationships.

Your one and only worry is that the game world will disolve around you one day becuase some asshole at the front won the game.
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