||Event (Tokyopop ver.)
|End of the
|The U.S. Department of Defense develops the ARPANET, which becomes
the basis of the Internet.
By 1999, almost everyone across the world has access.
the 21st Century
|As the Internet increases in popularity, classified government information
becomes harder to conceal and easier to obtain. Hackers continue to attack
networks, cyber crime increases.
||The United Nations subsystem, WNC, is implemented.
||WNC Winter meeting
||A new virus called Hello, WNC infects up to ten million users.
||The Japanese Youth who created the Deadly Flash virus is sentenced to death.
||At the WNC Spring Meeting, the following bills are passed:|
Investigation and Research of New Viruses,
Technical Security Development Aid,
and Strengthening Reinforced Penal Regulations of Net Crime
||Emma Weilant dies.|
The net poem Epitaph of Twilight is lost before it can be completed.
The Swiss Bank's main computer gets hacked, losing more than
||Hacking causes the New York Stock market's prices to hike.
||On December 24th, Pluto Kiss shuts down the Internet; all network computers
and communication control systems crash, only to recover 77 minutes later.
A 10-year old elementary school student caused the virus.
||America's 44th President, Jim Stonecold, resigns.
ALTIMIT OS becomes The World's most commonly used operating system.
||CyberConnect Corporation (CC Corp.) takes over and becomes the foundation
for The World.
Harald Hoerwick sells Fragment to CC Corp.
||The ALTIMIT OS Corporation (head office in San Francisco) establishes 12
overseas affiliation firms
||Watarai and Junichiro Tokuoka begin work on the Japanese Version of Fragment,
which later becomes The World.
ALTIMIT OS' Fragment begins its test play.
||Fragment becomes the most popular topic among network game users.
||WNC announces that all computers switch to ALITIMIT OS.|
On December 24th, the United Nations names The Mother Mary's Kiss an
CC Corp. announces the release of Fragment
of the month
|Within the beginning of the first hour, The World receives more than 100,000 orders.
|CC Corp. denies the rumors of discontinuing The World.
||The World's Network Security Declaration, President Alex Coleman, is informed of
the start of The World's download sale.
||While debugging, Watarai meets with the Vagrant AI (Story#1, 2nd Character)
Watarai investigates the cat PC (Story #2, Wotan's Spear based on .hack//Sign)
The second Internet Crash, Pluto Again, occurs. (Based on the PS2 game)
||Watarai leaves CC Corp.
||Saki Shibayama takes over as official debugger. (Story #3, Kamui)|
Rena Kunisaki purchases The World. (Story #4, Rumor)
||.hackers Official Limited Edition Character Exhibition.
(Story #5, Firefly, based on .hack//Legend of the Twilight)