When the doctor left, Xie Mingzhe immediately sat cross-legged on the bed and tried to search for the keyword "Star Card Hologram" on his mobile phone.
A whole bunch of information quickly popped up, which made Xie Mingzhe startled.
It turned out that these star card holograms came from a game called Star Card Storm.
It was a popular Holographic Card Battle Online Game around the Galaxy, which had been in operation for ten years with more than three billion users.
The official had launched card league matches ten years ago, which went viral since then. There were many professional card players who depended on it, as well as various kinds of regular card clubs.
As a well-known star conflict network battle game, Star Card Storm had been playing the leading role for ten years due to its own merits.
The diverse kinds of cards that were officially called "Star Card" served as the core of the game.
Star Card could be used to fight on the holographic network; besides, a large number of fun pet cards could be miraculously transformed in reality. For instance, the most famous [Long-eared Rabbit Star Card] could transform into a big cute rabbit, which was lifelike.
With the release of the game, girls went crazy. Pet cards such as Persian Cat, Teddy Dog, Long-eared Rabbit became popular worldwide in a very short time. Almost every girl had several pet cards – they could play with the summoned pets when they were free – although the pets were illusions created by holographic projection and did not exist, they were adorable.
Apart from the pet cards that were popular with girls and almost out of stock, there were also many battle star cards.
Xie Mingzhe took a look at the high-rated battle cards on the network. For example, the top-of-the-line battle card [Flame Dragon], created by the ultrpopular player Nie Yuandao, could summon a flaming dragon that can release the “Firestorm” to sweep across and burn all the illusions around it to ashes; Tang Muzhou's battle card [Thousand-year-old G.o.d Tree] was more powerful – it could directly summon a G.o.d tree blotting out the sky and covering the sun. Numerous green vines quickly spread like tentacles, powerful enough to instantly strangle its surrounding illusion creatures.
With the emergence of these top-level battle cards, matches held by the National Star Card League had become more and more exciting.
After ten years of development, today's National Star Card League boasted a high standard. The business models of major clubs were also very mature. The number of partic.i.p.ants in the non-governmental matches had been over 100 million, not to mention the top official league match had an viewing rate over 30%, and the income of the top card players in the National Star Card League was beyond the reach of ordinary people.
It was said that top card players like Nie Yuandao and Tang Muzhou had an annual income of over 100 million, and the number of their fans was comparable to the top stars.
This reminded Xie Mingzhe of e-sports games such as League of Legends and StarCraft, which were globally popular on Earth. Xie Mingzhe also played this kind of compet.i.tive games at the university. But he didn't expect that Star Card Storm had almost become a national game – 80% of citizens were players, which was unimaginable.
Players in this game were allowed considerable freedom – they could create original cards by themselves. For example, the two top battle cards Flame Dragon and Thousand-year-old G.o.d Tree that Xie Mingzhe just saw were all original cards created by professional players. Netizens could also make their own unique cards and raise their level, which was one of the reasons why Star Card Storm had been in operation for ten years.
After reading the information, Xie Mingzhe really admired the developer of this game.
As a student of science in the 21st century, he had studied computer programming. At that time, the technology was not as advanced as now and people could not develop such a game. Today the engineers were really awesome and had developed advanced technologies, especially “Star Card Hologram Technology” which could put the creatures on star cards into the real world for people to entertain. Xie Mingzhe almost thought that the pet besides the little girl was real!
According to the introduction online, the main differences between real pets and card pets were the shadow and penetration.
Star card hologram was shadowless under the lights, and people could directly pa.s.s through it. After all, it was just a visual image produced by high technology, which didn't exist in the material world. Therefore, Doctor Qin recognized that a star card hologram at once – people in this world had long been accustomed to various hologram creatures, but Xie Mingzhe was shocked by it.
Xie Mingzhe wanted to search for more game information. At that moment, a text message suddenly appeared on his mobile phone, saying: “Xie Mingzhe, I am your landlord, Aunt Zhang. I just checked the account and found your rent for July, 800 crystal coins, not been paid. Please pay off as soon as possible.”
Xie Mingzhe was stunned for the message. The rent for July? Alright, he came to the capital city and rent a little house where he could live temporarily. Unexpectedly, he had become a vegetable and laid in the hospital for the whole month. As a result, the rent did not pay.
Xie Mingzhe checked the balance of his bank card immediately with his mobile phone.
Central Bank: "Dear Mr. Xie, your account balance is 1000 crystal icons."
Xie Mingzhe: "……"
800 crystal icons for the rent, only 200 left.
According to the memory of the original owner of the body, the commodity prices in this world were the same as that in 2018s. How long could he support himself with only 200 crystal icons?
How could a poor man like him live? After the rebirth, he would be starved to death?!
It was an annoying problem. Xie Mingzhe rubbed his temples and began to think about how to survive in this strange world.