I'm thinking of a SAO RP in a darker setting, darker world. Aincrad is a VRMMO with 100 floors and bla bla bla, that most things you know in SAO. (Real world setting's inspired by 1984) Maybe Magic's allowed? O_O Setting: Its the year 2061, 60 years have passed since the September 11th bombings, which is said to be the downfall of the Golden Age. MMORPGs, which were once popular in the early 2000s, died out in popularity to the point where people aren't even aware of its existence anymore. US have switched its ideals to imperialism and began conquering countries with its massive resources. Other states retaliated to the threat by merging with other coutries or forming alliances.That period of time is called the Dark Ages. There are only 3 countries in the present, Oceania, Eastasia, Eurasia; which were merged from conquest throughout the dark ages of 2020s. "War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength" , something like that, is mere common sense of the earthlings. At that year, a VRMMORPG called Aincrad is released, a game which is said to send you to the gaming world itself. Alpha testers exist, but unlike beta testers, they are top secret files, and are treated far more brutally, to the point where most of them went insane.