>Guy is pretty much the strongest in the MMO, barring the cheating admin-player
+What part of 'hard work pays off' counters the notion that he'd be the strongest player? Only in Japan do you want to watch stories about loser's getting harems... amirite?
>Wears a hipster long coat (always must be black) and hides an even more powerful skill for insurance
+But long coats are cool... The LN's explain on multiple occasions why he's hiding the 'trump skill'.
>Gets a girlfriend who's the prettiest girl in the game
+Certainly one of the most famous... but we don't really know if she's the prettiest. Although, this is a LN with a strong dose of wish-fuffliment. No shock right? There aren't many ugly girls in standard anime.
>She's also the second strongest player
+I know I hate the "strong female that turns into the wailing damsel shortly after meeting the hero" trope, so that's a bonus for me.
>They proceed to get married and then have cybersex
+So... err... hero getting married in a harem show? wut?
>They get a daughter who is an AI and also happens to have admin privileges
+Who's an important character in roughly one side story in SAO, and uses those privileges once, on something pretty damn trivial. Afterwards she's more of a SQL search engine interface. Important character for the rest of the series, but certainly not very powerful.
>Meanwhile, girls left and right swoon over him
+Married? With a daughter? wut?
>The two of them solo a very hard boss that would otherwise take an entire team to defeat
+The two strongest player's... and that doesn't sound very 'solo' to me. They also had a raid team with them. Are you sure you've read this story?
>Beats the game and sets free everyone who were trapped in the game, is called the Hero
+That's the typical definition of a hero, no? Although, as has been pointed out elsewhere in regards to other topics... being the winner of an MMO that gets deleted isn't very meaningful.
>Discovers his girlfriend did not escape, her soul is still stuck in cyberspace
+Technically she's being looked after by her fiance. Don't see an issue here.
>She's also a rich ojou whose father is the finance behind the MMO
+Wait... hold on... the company owner behind a game that murders thousands of people, are we listing this as a pro or con?
>Looks exactly as she does in the game (i.e., the super rare hot ones in a mmo demographic)
+Did we actually read the same story? Every single player looks exactly as they do in-game. That's sort of the point of the game.
>He dives into another MMO to save her after hearing rumours
+Sequel? In my LN? NEVAR!
>Somehow his maxed stats gets carried over to the new game due to a bug
+Technically his stats/cash/etc get carried over. But it's a pretty crappy half-implemented new game built on the old game... because they own the old game code, and were just trying to make a rip of the other property. That never ever ever happens in reality with WoW-Clones.
>So he's a starter player but has the stats of an expert player
>Beats the shit out of entire player armies one week after he starts
+See above? The idea that a player with over two years experience and equipment and skills and stats would beat folks with less than six months experience is a shock, why?
>Acquire more girls into his virtual harem
+Married, with a daughter? wut? In my harem story?
>Makes friends with demon-god level boss monsters
+Makes perfect sense if you read the story. How many actual MMO player's consider NPC's to be anything other than fodder?
>Finds out his girlfriend's soul is trapped on the highest floor of an impossible dungeon
+Half-implemented impossible dungeon with a single room of content?
>What does he do? Stupid question; charge in of course
+Takes a full raid group with 'em?
>No need for power of friendship, his allies gets their ass handed to them halfway up the dungeon
+see above? single room of content? They clear the single room letting him get through it.
>He soloes the rest of it
+Solo'ing an empty dungeon didn't seem hard to me. Most anyone can walk down empty hallways.
>Defeats the insane game admin holding girlfriend hostage by DESTROYING HIS ADMIN PRIVILEGES through deus ex machina
+Yeah, I don't really remember that bit, so I'll leave it to you. Fairly certain his girlfriend stole the admin's privileges earlier, and gave them to our hero?
>Lots of shouting of each other's names later, he reunites with his girlfriend
>They start dating IRL. Not even dating, they're feeding each other already
+huh? After hanging out together for two years they're... eating together? Are you a Japanese schoolkid that this offends you?
>Ministry informant comes to offer him a job to play MMO full-time with a 6 figure pay in yen, that's few thousand dollars
+6 figure yen income is a thousand dollars. I think I can make more than that at home filling out surveys online fulltime. That's not much of a job. Hell, people have made more money with a single scam in Eve Online.
>He joins a gun-based MMO as part of his job
+Wouldn't it be daft if they were paying him a few thousand dollars a year to NOT do something?
>Chooses to wield a lightsaber anyway. So he brings a sword to a gun fight
+Fairly certain he's got years of sword skills by this stage, no? Also star wars taught us all that bringing a light saber to a gun fight is an auto-win.
>Gets the rarest prettyboy avatar that's generated at random
+Technically I think he looked exactly like a girl. I'm not sure, but looking like a cute girl in a game involving shooting people, preferably in the face, doesn't sound like a bonus. Wouldn't you want to look intimidating? I've played PvP games in MMO's. Looking cute doesn't really end up being a positive.
>Meets top female player of that MMO
+He's joining this competition, and meets someone also joining. It'd be weird if she was a crappy player. Also, extraneous characters in a story are never a good thing.
>She is the cool beauty kind of girl
+Bwaha... seriously, did you read these stories?
>Wins the in-game casino-ish minigame simply by being hax (probably had his evasion stats carried over, again)
+There's this system in-place where you can copy your characters between games, because they're all built on the same core program. That's actually quite clever and would be wonderful IRL.
>Money rains into his pockets
+Wins at a casino, and gets money? wut? I nevar!
>Less than a week of joining MMO he decides to join the top PvP event
+Joined the MMO specifically to partake in the PvP event. Really... you didn't read the story, right?
>Predictably, he swords the shit out of all the gun users anyway
+Multiple of years of experience vs. folks with six months experience... again. And as an added bonus the bullets have tracer rounds that show you the bullet path... before they fire.
>By slicing bullets in half. With a sword. (In the author notes, he actually made an apology for having no fucking clue how guns work.)
+Ever seen Star wars? they bounce laser beams around. That's a minor transgression compared to some shows.
>Cool beauty girl PTSDs because heroines need to have trauma so they can be saved
+Err... she murder's some guy as a little kid. I think the PTSD made perfect sense. Also, wasn't his wife like the second strongest player in that other MMO? So was she PTSD'ing as well?
>Guy saves her from imminent IRL death, cures her PTSD and defeats bad guy in one stroke
+Because the bad guy is the cause of the imminent IRL death. And the PTSD is not cured. Seriously, read the damn story. Our heroine in GGO murder's someone as a child, I think a stress disorder involving guns makes perfect sense.
>Turns out girl's potential love interest is actually a crazy psycho
+I don't know about your love interests, but I find the psycho ones are often a bit more interesting. Don't date red-haired girls, I guess?
>So the guy has to rush to her house and save her
+Didn't we cover this already? Imminent IRL death and stuff? a few lines up?
>Because saving her in game wasn't enough
+Right... because people die when they're killed in MMO's... what are you smoking?
>He becomes pretty much her only friend she can open up to, you can see where this is going to go
+He's still married thought, right? I'm guessing not very far?