/If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous - with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid./ - Q
If you're serious about saving the world, SAO might just be the place to do it. You're the only reason we made it through breakfast alive. All those little things that threaten to destroy us all - you deal with those. You solve them. And you do it on a deadline, no frills, no endless bureaucracy, do what works. It's all unofficial, unsanctioned, mysterious. If they ever catch you doing those things you're supposed to do, it's pretty much 50:50 between asylum and prison. Only you know that it's the truth, all of it.
And no malovent gods to blame all this shit on. We did it, we did it all ourselves, and if that thought doesn't scare you, you didn't get it.
You just joined SAO. Maybe you're in this for a higher goal. Maybe you want to meet interesting new people and fuck them up. Or maybe you're looking for that special edge and figure that SAO is the fastest way to experiencing a lot of different, weird shit. They didn't really tell you much; mainly, you had to memorize a couple of locations. Now, you're on your own - well, except for a few other lunatics who also thought that it would be fun.