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View Poll Results: Critique of Episode 20
10 out of 10 : Near Perfect... 46 37.70%
9 out of 10 : Excellent... 39 31.97%
8 out of 10 : Very Good... 24 19.67%
7 out of 10 : Good... 7 5.74%
6 out of 10 : Average... 1 0.82%
5 out of 10 : Below Average... 1 0.82%
4 out of 10 : Poor... 1 0.82%
3 out of 10 : Bad... 1 0.82%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad... 1 0.82%
1 out of 10 : Torturous... 1 0.82%
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Old 2012-11-18, 22:21   Link #141
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Somehow the very last scene when Asuna managed to break out from her jail seems kinda cheap for me. I mean, wasn't there any GM around to watch her during that time?.
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Old 2012-11-18, 22:29   Link #142
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Somehow the very last scene when Asuna managed to break out from her jail seems kinda cheap for me. I mean, wasn't there any GM around to watch her during that time?.
Pretty sure no GMs are going to be cool with keeping someone prisoner, let alone with the fact that said person is literally a prisoner within the game. Sugou is the only one who knows she's there.
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Old 2012-11-18, 22:49   Link #143
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The only thing about Asuna breaking free is: "now what?" I mean, it's not like she can really run away from Sugou given that he has GM powers. As soon as he goes to check up on her and sees she's not there, he can just pull up the console and transport her back, and at that point he'll surely be less accommodating (for one thing, that number panel has got to go...). I'm going to assume that, based on the delay in opening the gate (from when we saw her figure it out) she picked her time carefully, understanding his schedule and when he usually shows up, and assuming the gate stays open maybe she's planning to return before his next usual check-up. In the meantime, I guess she can try to get info on her situation and see if she can't somehow get a message out to the real world (or at least see if Kirito is in the game).

If she manages to get down from the world tree, that's a good thing in the sense that Kirito would no longer have to worry about getting up there, but she may not be able to find her way back up either. Perhaps she'll be able to figure something out from her vantage point. Anyway, we'll have to wait and see.
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Old 2012-11-18, 23:01   Link #144
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[confirming or denying speculation is a form of spoiler too]
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Old 2012-11-18, 23:11   Link #145
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Because our focus was stolen entirely by awesome fight between Kirito and that flame general

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Old 2012-11-18, 23:27   Link #146
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Because our focus was stolen entirely by awesome fight between Kirito and that flame general the generous amount of T&A
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Old 2012-11-18, 23:37   Link #147
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Heh... There is that huh? Depends on viewers tastes and where they put their focus on.
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Old 2012-11-19, 00:59   Link #148
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Second great episode in a row with Kirito vs Eugene which was easily on par with the Heathcliff duels, maybe even better since this time the fight had a flashy and satisfactory conclusion (that dynamic finish..wow)

Plot advancement and fanservice were not forgotten either this time so: solid episode in general.
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Old 2012-11-19, 01:32   Link #149
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Somehow the very last scene when Asuna managed to break out from her jail seems kinda cheap for me. I mean, wasn't there any GM around to watch her during that time?.
Yeah, it was like "Screw this. I'm tired of waiting. I'm going on my own!".
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Old 2012-11-19, 01:40   Link #150
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It would be very unlike Asuna to wait in the cage like a princess waiting for the prince to rescue her. This is nothing less than what I would expect from her. I think she has a very good chance to be found and locked up again, but perhaps she can do enough before that to help Kirito's mission in some way.
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Old 2012-11-19, 01:48   Link #151
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Why did Asuna choose to escape now?

Wouldn't it be best for her to escape at night when that guy keeping her there is alseep in the real world?
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Old 2012-11-19, 02:00   Link #152
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Why did Asuna choose to escape now?

Wouldn't it be best for her to escape at night when that guy keeping her there is alseep in the real world?
We don't know if Alfheim's day/night cycle is synched with Earth's. Most video games have their own timescale.
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Old 2012-11-19, 02:40   Link #153
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Why did Asuna choose to escape now?

Wouldn't it be best for her to escape at night when that guy keeping her there is alseep in the real world?
Or the guy is busy at work? Someone like him should not have too many free moments to spend in the virtual world.
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Old 2012-11-19, 05:28   Link #154
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Why did Asuna choose to escape now?

Wouldn't it be best for her to escape at night when that guy keeping her there is alseep in the real world?
Keep in mind that things probably happen that we don't see, and for all we know she just recently had a visit from Sugou. If so, that makes this a perfect time to try and escape because she probably wouldn't have him visit again too soon. It's pure speculation, of course, but it's certainly the way I'd do it of I were in a similar situation. Otherwise you risk him showing up and catching you.
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Old 2012-11-19, 05:42   Link #155
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Keep in mind that things probably happen that we don't see, and for all we know she just recently had a visit from Sugou.
And I can guess the reason the show isn't showing us that is to spare us another round of show of Sugou's villainy!
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Old 2012-11-19, 06:08   Link #156
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Just wondering, do you guys think that it would be better if ALO arc was completely without the fanservice?
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Old 2012-11-19, 06:16   Link #157
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Just wondering, do you guys think that it would be better if ALO arc was completely without the fanservice?
Nope. It's an MMO, name one without SOME form of fan service.
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Old 2012-11-19, 06:24   Link #158
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Nope. It's an MMO, name one without SOME form of fan service.
Louise is asking about the story arc, not the MMO itself.

But let's see, if it's just stripping all the fanservices, then no, it wouldn't necessarily make it better.
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Old 2012-11-19, 06:36   Link #159
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Oh, I know what they were asking, that's why I answered as I did. I personally like some fan service, and it doesn't hurt SAO to have it, so I don't think it would improve it at all if it were all cut out. I was just pointing out that it's realistic to HAVE it because all MMO's do.
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Old 2012-11-19, 07:01   Link #160
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Oh, I know what they were asking, that's why I answered as I did. I personally like some fan service, and it doesn't hurt SAO to have it, so I don't think it would improve it at all if it were all cut out. I was just pointing out that it's realistic to HAVE it because all MMO's do.
Well, in my opinion it would be better if t hey would break through that "because all MMO's do" and make one that doesn't need some boobs and panties to earn more viewers...
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