White Wasabi Ep2: Sword Art Online Ep 2 “Beater”

White Wasabi

On this, the second episode of White WasabiSENSEIM@CH and EJ-5000 discuss episode two, “Beaters”, of Sword Art Online.


Episode Notes and Helpful Things:

IllFang the Kobold Lord. Not bad for our first baddie.

Still from “Dethtroll,” the fourth episode of season one of Metalocalypse (not episode one like EJ-5000 stated).

Metalocalypse Deathtroll

Reminiscing of The Legend of Zelda.

“I’m sad so I’m gonna change my coat.” (Kirito)

Kirito gets new threads


White Wasabi is a weekly podcast where SENSEIM@CH and EJ-5000 take you through an episodic journey of your favorite anime series with a sense of wonder and a sense of humor. Starting with Sword Art Online and featuring occasional guest, White Wasabi brings interesting thoughts to a moot conversation.

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  • Jeff Lazowski

    Also. …the beta have clearly helped the players….they made the information guide that everyone had access to in the beginning of the game….but alas the “real” game is never the same as the beta. Similar, but different as was shown in the show when they battled the badapples, cool looking 1st floor boss….and the waste of time adds!


  • Michael Baldwin

    Well, 6 eps deep thanks to your podcast get’n me into this. I agree with Laz. In our limited experience with MMORPG’s .. these people who have turned against the Beta’s are morons… you get more bees with honey than you do vinegar… so why would you ostracize the one group of people who could have potentially helped out in the beginning. As time goes on, no one to blame except yourself for not LVL’n up and joining alliances (Guilds).


    • I agree in theory, but I try not to think of it as purely a game and more an allegory for a small, real world. In the real world most people are reactionaries. Of these 10,000 or so people in game most of them are supercharged on fear and misunderstanding (they are real people who are stuck in a video game and can now die if they lose) and, as we certainly see in the real world today, people will try to come up with a common enemy to combat their feelings and make sense of an unusual situation. But what is “usual” anyway?


      Awesome, glad you could join us and that you’re digging the podcasts so far! I couldn’t agree more, bees love honey.

  • Jeff Lazowski

    Classic, but does being in the beta make you a cheater?

    Interesting commentary on the inner workings of kiruto

    • Not a cheater, but certainly gives one an advantage and perhaps warrants disclosure (the other players certainly think so).