Poor, poor Kirito. Just because he’s a beater, everyone in Sword Art Online hates him. Life is just so unfair!
Sure, Kirito seems to be one of the wealthiest players in Sword Art Online. He could easily afford Asuna’s luxury home, and the price of a super-duper rare rabbit carcass to use in a stew is chump change to him. Maybe he is ten levels higher than pretty much anyone else in the game, and has the power to fight on the front lines by himself.
But it’s Kirito who is the one being oppressed. He is working so hard, and deserves everything he got! These plebeians are just so ungrateful! Hell, this is basically class warfare! And after all he did for them, too, getting them to the 75th floor. Maybe the producers like Kirito should call a strike. What would those moochers say then, huh?!
The Joy of MMOs
This is basically why I hate MMOs. Everything is so oversimplified, it’s boring. Fighting consists of running around and pressing ten different buttons. Cooking is just dragging and dropping multiple things in a pot. And most of the game is spent killing the same creatures over and over again with the repetitive combat system and hoping the thing you’re looking for drops. It’s so boring.
I think the same thing about games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Why would you waste your time getting good at mashing a combination of five buttons to play an imaginary guitar when you could, you know… learn to play an actual guitar? I don’t get it.
Back to MMOs: sure, there’s a social aspect. But why do I need to bore myself to death in some game to be social? Why not do things with people in real life, or write a blog, or get on twitter? There are so many better, more time-efficient forms of social interaction.
MMOs are a giant waste of time. And Sword Art Online is no different. They’ve already been at this for two years?!!! Damn. Yet somehow it feels like absolutely nothing has changed since the last episode.
Asuna, the Damsel in Distress
I don’t really like where they’re going with Asuna here. Sure, she’s the vice-commander of the world’s strongest guild, but she’s really just a weak girly-girl who needs Kirito to protect her and eat her cooking!
Not only does she spend most of the episode where she belongs (in the kitchen, of course!) she also falls and Kirito gropes her. Plus Kirito needs to defend her from her own guild members! Did they really need to make that guy look like such a stereotypical villain? I honestly felt bad for him. He was just doing his job. Why didn’t they just invite him to go along with them?
Oh, and this hooded guy was totally not suspicious or anything. I’m sure we will never see him again.
I’ve been complaining about everything, but don’t get me wrong: this show finally seems to be going somewhere, and I’m grateful for that. A questionable direction is still a huge improvement over no direction.