Sword Art Online Episode 20: Salamander General Eugene


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9 Responses

  1. CraniumAmbiguity says:

    Is it possible that the money came from the glitch transfer from SAO?

    • Vantage says:

      It’s possible, since currency may be kept as separate bits of data from regular inventory items. Or he could have just racked up lots of money from beating various Salamanders on his journey, as it might be part of the death penalty to lose some of your money to the winner.

      • Wanderer says:

        After checking various sources, here’s the guess that I thought gave the most explanation on things.

        Here’s the steps on how Kirito ended up with a big sum of money.
        1. Even though Kirito and Asuna bought the house, clearing the lv75 dungeon and defeating the boss most likely provided them some money. No precise sum was stated, but it obviously is over 10k at the very least. Do remember he shares inventory with Asuna after they married too.

        2. SAO’s currency is cheap, and its value had depreciated from longer game time (2 years vs ALO’s 1 year) and high level monsters. Plus, it didn’t have a dungeon that no one can beat that kept on wasting people’s money. Getting wiped out in the World Tree dungeon probably meant loss of money and gears, which in turn equal loss of a lot of money if you sum up all the head count. Thus, it prevented money from depreciating, because it was always in high demand (or harder to get). So, this explains the difference between the value of money between SAO and ALO.

        3. Transferring to ALO corrupted Kirito’s items, but it did not corrupt the money, since its just merely a number. What most likely happened was that the money swapped currencies but didn’t change in terms of number (kinda like 1 million yen became 1 million usd, no chance in terms of face value, but in reality a 81 times difference).

        Thus, the not so rich Kirito (after buying the house in SAO) is a flipping billionaire (in ALO standards) after he transferred over to ALO.

        • Vantage says:

          They should have mass numbers of SAO survivors migrating to ALO and deflating the Yurudo or whatever the ALO currency is xD Your explanation makes a lot of sense though, considering that Asuna probably had a lot of money lying around as the KoB sub-leader.

          • Wanderer says:

            Well, the whole existence of Kirito with all his SAO stats is more or less a glitch on the system anyways, so I doubt there are tons of SAO players joining ALO at this point. I do have a guess on why there’s the glitch asides Kirito being the protagonist, but that guess evolves on a spoiler so I’ll wait until the last blog of the series to chat about that.

  2. burizulu says:

    We all know that the strongest player in ALO is an Imp.