Loops for Online/Virtual Worlds are housed here. These are loops who have a major focus with a digital world, barring some exceptions like Digimon (which have their own threads). Admin for this loop cluster is the Hindi goddess Saraswati. SPECIAL NOTE: LOOPS FOR THIS THREAD ARE TO BE COMPILED UPON THE WRITER'S OWN RECOGNIZANCE. That means if you post for a specific loop here, like the SAO loops, you are in charge of compiling or organizing someone else to compile for you. Useful Info: Loop mechanics (general): One person in a Loop, often the main character, is an Anchor. They are the person who first starts time looping. There is always at least one Anchor present in a given Time Loop snippet, though it may not be the local one. The standard pattern for a loop is that the Anchor (and whoever else is Looping there) come to awareness in a loop at a particular point in the story. From there, events will play out as influenced by the Loopers present, acting with the benefit of their foreknowledge, until either a predetermined end point is reached or all the Loopers have copped it. To be Awake is to be aware of the time loops (that is, to have gone back in time this time.) The Anchor is the only character guaranteed to be Awake. Even after others have started looping, it is mostly random as to whether they will be Awake this particular loop. Crossovers, fusions, and alternate pasts can also take place. It is perfectly possible, for example, to have the characters Awaken into a loop which conforms to a fanfic universe rather than reality. Loops do not have to be in chronological order, but it is strongly preferred that they not require a mutually contradictory order (where A must be before B and B must be before A.) Just about every Looper is very, very stir crazy. OFFICIAL LOOP WRITING RULESET (ALSO KNOWN AS 'WHAT IS CANON?') IS HERE. Tvtropes page: The Infinite Loops / Fan Fic - TV Tropes Specific Info to .hack Loops: In-Loop name: [The World] Loop Anchor: Aura (Stealth Anchor) Known Loopers: Tsukasa, Bear, Crim, Kite, Shugo, Haseo, Kuhn, Atoli, Endrance, Silabus, Beyond The World!Kite Special Notes: the main reason Aura has been successfully Stealth Looping for so long is that she was waiting to see if anyone would figure out she was a looper or the Anchor. Due to the large number of people playing [The World] at any one time, the length of baseline, and how easily the actions of the earlier-timeline loopers change things for the later-timeline loopers, none of the other .hack loopers were able to make the connection. Much to Aura's annoyance. Specific Info to SAO Loops: In-Loop name: Aincrad Loop and/or <Sword Art Online> Loop Anchor: Asuna Known Loopers: Asuna, Kirito, Klein, Yui, Kayaba, Yuuki Special Notes: Specific Info to Code Lyoko Loops: In-Loop Name: Anchor: Aelita Known Loopers: Jeremie, Yumi, Ulrich, Odd, Sissi Special Notes: Specific Info to Log Horizon Loops: In-Loop Name: Theldesia Loops Anchor: Shiroe Known Loopers: Akatsuki, Naotsugu, Nyanta, Serara, Mayrelle Special Notes: Log Horizon is often used as a 'training loop' for other loopers.