These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Word of God has stated that the "I ban any love or friendly relationship with woman so I can focus on the game" he gave Saphir was meant to establish that he's not homosexual. Nothing was said about him being bisexual or in the closet, however.
Sparadrap (and eventually others) : not taking the game seriously enough or taking the right distance from it?
As mentionned in the Ship Tease entry, the relationship between Omega Zell and Gaea, meant to be geunine hate later accompanied by a form of rivalry, gets interpreted as Belligerent Sexual Tension by quite a few fans.
Alt Itis : In-Universe. All elements of the Double Play entry from the main page are actually mild cases of it. In one of the books, Arthéon is stated to have another avatar in each of the game's classes because of his background interest (but they're all guildless and stuck somewhere between levels 1 and 10 because of that), making him the only known possible case of the full-blown condition.
Badass Decay: Arthéon, when he was suddenly sent from level 100 to level 1. Dark Avenger also, in parallel to his Villain Decay.
Crack is Cheaper: Gaea is on scholarship, gets extra revenues from the ads on her very popular blog, sells back some of her contest prizes, is presumably sharing rent with Golgotha, has a nice collection of geeky trinkets and manga, yet remains in Perpetual Poverty.
Fan-Preferred Couple: Gaea and Omega Zell have started to stand out as one. Fans like the idea, but Fabien Fournier has stated it was not going to happen.
Foe Romance Subtext: Fantöm and Spectre, Sparadrap and Dark Avenger to a lesser and one-sided extent.
Girl-Show Ghetto: Some of the shows on Feminine TV are treated as this in-universe.
Growing the Beard: Both the webseries and the comic went through a phase of being rather episodic before having the Myth Arc become visible. The "watch more before giving a bad critic" threshold seems to happen around the Mortegarde double episode (12 and 13 of Season 1).
Hilarious in Hindsight: The first mention of the Roxxor guild in the series is a shopkeeper mentionning that their tabards are on sale (in the for a cheaper price than normal sense). It only turns out to be the Coalition number one guild in Season 2 premiere.
It's the Same, Now It Sucks: The fall of Fantöm, his comeback as a low-level character, his enrollment in the Noob guild, proving his innocence and revealing the identity of the guilty party are all essential to the story and need to happen as close to each other as possible. As a consequence, Season 3, the first half of the third novel and the seventh comic tell very similar stories, which disappointed fans who were attracted by the promise of seeing different adventures of the Noob guild in each media. Ironically, the parts similar to Season 3 were probably crammed into no more than half a book and one comic precisely so the completely new stuff could start showing up again as fast as possible after that single exception.
Like You Would Really Do It: Gaea and Sparadrap getting kicked out by Judge Dead in early Season 2 ? Of course they were going come back one way or another. As for Master Zen, avatar banning has become a slap on the wrist by Season 3.
Moral Event Horizon: Gaea is treated as if she crossed it in Season 4 when after loosing her affiliation to the Empire because of failed quests and bad deeds, she asks to be invited in group composed of a couple of Gaea worshipper's guild members under the (implied) pretext of a higher probability to finish a quest by their side, then kills Sparadrap, Ivy and Golgotha, making the Coalition her new affiliation in the process. Two episodes later, Ivy stated that the act was unforgivable.
Another interpretation exists for that event but is Jossed in the fourth novel : Gaea really was a The Mole for the Coalition all along, and she lost her affiliation to the Empire on purpose to go back to her actual side. That interpretation stems from her affirmative answer when Gordan asks her if she's "coming home" : that could either be her dropping the mask now that her former guildmates can't hear her or her palying the masquerade that ensures the Gaea worshipper's guild's faithfulness more seriously now that she's joined them. A couple of other facts were in favour of that interpretation : Golgotha saying that her cursor would "revert to its orginal color" if she finished a quest (the change to red was probably due to her being the guest of a Coalition group) and that Gaea was never seen choosing her faction when she created her avatar.
Popcultural Osmosis Failure: Some of the audience didn't get the reference to A Christmas Carol while watching episode 10 of Season 1 and mistook the death of Morgan Lavande (Omega Zell) shown by the ghost of Christmas future for canon, leading to some confusion when he appeared perfectly fine in episode 11. Some also assumed that Morgan's ultimate fate was shown in that episode. The death has been confirmed to be non-canon.
Rooting for the Empire: Reading the novels and likable/charismatic players may make one gain a little sympathy for the Coalition or the Order, who are pretty much villains in the webseries and comics. Siding with the protagonists will still make one do it in a literal sense.
They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Fabien Fournier himself admitted things happened a little fast in Season 3 and having it covered in the first half of the third book did indeed help make things more clear. However, the plotline involoving Fantöm being in the same guild as the person who blackmailed him in Season 2, an ex-colleague whose mails he wasn't answering in Season 1 and a former borderline loony fan who is now capable of speaking to him normally only got its surface scratched. For instance, his only conversations with guild members were them getting him to join, the introduction of the episode during which he was supervinsing their progressinon in a dungeon, him announcing he was going to start solo playing again once levels 91 to 100 were unlocked for the guild and him announcing he was going back to the Justice guild. The second occurrence did have Omega Zell ask Fantöm if Gaea threatened him after finding out about a plan change that seemed strange to him (but was actually Arthéon-approved), but the conversation quickly changed to Sparadrap's warrior being part of the party. There was also the group screencap in the last depicted occurrence. However, the potential the situation held still feels under-exploited, even considering that the fact it existed made Fantöm vouch for Omega Zell when he showed up on Justice guild's doorstep.
Gaea treating the possibility that Omega Zell could be gay for Fantöm as a legitimate tool to humiliate him. Granted that Gaea is quite the Jerkass and may be exploiting the online bigotry in which Omega Zell happens to belong to the misogynist branch, but it can easily be mistaken for sightly homophobic writing.
Fantöm also seems to think that a male player having a Celeb Crush on him makes that person de facto a Loony Fan. His reaction to female amdirers is never shown, but it's easy to assume that some kind of Double Standard is at work.
The outcome of their duel can imply that Gaea's behaviour is more acceptable than Omega Zell's despite the fact that the latter was the only one of the two that could get a good lesson out of it.
The fact that the low-level guilds are gender-equal while the top rosters of the top guilds only have one woman each.
The Woobie: Sparadrap, especially after the Season 3 finale.