First, Kirito said that the rules of SAO are fair. But if you fall asleep, people can grab your finger and make you accept a duel to the death. Doesn't sound that fair to me. :/
Also, could someone explain the plot to me? I feel like I'm missing something. What I got was: there was a guild. They beat a monster and got rare item. They held it to a vote: either they sell the ring, or keep it. The guild voted, with 5-3 in favor of selling it. The leader went to sell it, but was killed during the process. Now the leader's boyfriend wants to kill the three people who wanted to keep it, despite the fact that the leader would still be alive if they kept the item like they wanted. But then lol, jk, the purple-haired girl thinks the leader came back as a ghost for revenge for some reason, because they should have just obeyed the leader instead of believing in democracy and the power of working as a team.
I know the next episode will probably explain who the murderer is. But I'm more concerned about everything else, since I'm an idiot and I'm lost. Or would this plotline make more sense if I read the source material?
And sort of a minor nitpick, but why do people know about Asuna, but not Kirito? Sure, Asuna is the second-in-command for the most prestigious guild out there. But Kirito is a known beater (hehehehe), was at level 78, brought down the Christmas boss, and captured a group of player killers. (And now that I think about it, that episode never mentioned any duels, IIRC.)