Just watched the first episode today. As I've felt with .hack, how awesome would it be if such virtual reality gaming was actually possible today (minus the life threatening bugs and crazy people).
What kind of mmo has it where the grand sum of loot and exp acquired by all players is finite? I know it's for the plot and all, but it's one thing if it were something like the developer guy making the game more "interesting" by limiting the resources as such. But knowing right from the start that resources are limited, that's not a very appealing MMO.
And also, 100 floors, really? What kind of mmorpg isn't open-ended lol. Again, sure the plot revolves around "beating the game". But it would have been better if it was something like having a final boss in a castle of doom, but is otherwise open world. Not this, First floor -> second floor -> third floor linear progression.
Anyways, those are just my pet peeves with how SAO depicts mmorpg gaming. I'm sure it will focus more on the action and story.