Originally Posted by Harlequin
I just sorta assumed that he went off alone because he realized that he essentially managed to make enemies out of the whole game, and didn't want to alienate Asuna like he alienated himself.
That would make sense. Especially since he looked extremely nervous right before that entire Coat of Midnight fiasco and the last time that guy mentioned the beta testers, he looked like he was gonna pass out.
I'm also guessing Asuna is a fencer or something IRL?