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Old 2014-07-15, 14:04   Link #1
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Extra Anime Explanations from the Novel or Official Sources (NO FUTURE SPOILERS)

[mod edit: I made this into a full thread so that this information can be discussed in a place where anime-only viewers can choose whether or not they want to read it and discuss it. But this thread can only be used to discuss official explanations for content shown in the anime but not fully explained and must not discuss anything the story will reveal later. This is what I what is meant by "NO FUTURE SPOILERS". Anything that spoils or reveals future events will be deleted and the poster may be infracted.]


There seems to be a lot of speculation going on in the thread.
Figure I'll post these links. The author did some commentary for both episodes on twitter, and Tap went ahead and translated what he said.


Episode 1
Episode 2

Does posting this count as spoiler? (I imagine not) I figured it would clear up some stuff.

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Old 2014-07-15, 14:35   Link #2
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After reading the comments, GGO is quite within my expectations of a free PK system.
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Old 2014-07-16, 07:25   Link #3
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Well, seeing as this was split off into its own thread, I guess I'll also point out that the author will be tweeting commentary for each Episode, like he did for the first season. Tap plans to translate the commentary this time around, as you can see the two links in the OP.
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Old 2014-07-16, 08:43   Link #4
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I need some clarifications about how the "pro gamer" get their money.

Is it basically some form of legalized RMT? In other words they get money from other players that pay for their auctioned items and stuff?
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Old 2014-07-16, 10:53   Link #5
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Well, the game allows you to convert the in-game currency of Credits, into Yen, at an exchange rate of 100:1.
Most players though, don't even make enough money to pay for the monthly fee to play the game.
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Well, the game allows you to convert the in-game currency of Credits, into Yen, at an exchange rate of 100:1.
Most players though, don't even make enough money to pay for the monthly fee to play the game.
ggo isnt free to play?
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Old 2014-07-16, 11:37   Link #7
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ggo isnt free to play?
Most worthwhile MMOs aren't.
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Old 2014-07-16, 11:42   Link #8
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Well, the game allows you to convert the in-game currency of Credits, into Yen, at an exchange rate of 100:1.
But... uh... who pays? The Game Company itself?
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Old 2014-07-16, 12:02   Link #9
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But... uh... who pays? The Game Company itself?
Apparently, yeah. The fact you can make money off of it draws in enough people to pay for the game. And because only a few people really make a significant amount of money, they still make a good profit.
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Old 2014-07-16, 13:58   Link #10
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But... uh... who pays? The Game Company itself?
The player themselves I believe. It is possible to buy items in the game with real money.
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Old 2014-07-16, 14:38   Link #11
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I need some clarifications about how the "pro gamer" get their money.

Is it basically some form of legalized RMT? In other words they get money from other players that pay for their auctioned items and stuff?
the in-game currency can convert over into electronic money (sao ver of bitcoin), which is done by the company. There is also a RMT market where players can buy/sell/trade rare items.

the novel compare ggo to a casino. some small fraction can make enough money ingame to make a living off the game. Some make enough to pay for the cost of playing. The rest of the player pop basically subsidize the other 2 groups.

Think Eve-online with guns instead of spaceship.
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Old 2014-07-19, 15:59   Link #12
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It's been a while since I read Phantom Bullet so I don't remember the exact details, but didn't Sinon's mother kind of lose touch with reality after her dad died? I seem to remember that she didn't really recognize Sinon as her daughter. Am I remembering wrong on that?
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Old 2014-07-19, 16:16   Link #13
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It's been a while since I read Phantom Bullet so I don't remember the exact details, but didn't Sinon's mother kind of lose touch with reality after her dad died? I seem to remember that she didn't really recognize Sinon as her daughter. Am I remembering wrong on that?
You remember correctly.
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