It was the year 2015 and for millions of gamers it was the year "The World" came to an end. Caught within a mysterious fire, all the data-centres containing the planet’s most popular game were destroyed, taking with them its information. Taking elements from what was to be a different game, "the World" has been reborn as "The World R:2". However, as millions of players both new and old flood the servers, they discover that this new version isn’t as forgiving as the previous incarnation. Haseo, one such new player, finds himself not only the target of countless Player Killers, but also of two rival guilds each hoping to use him in pursuit of their own agendas.