In the instance of the Misty Forest.
The Boss died, leaving five fragments with seven-star Wood attribute, and a complete four-star card with Wood attribute: [Flower Monster].
Brother Chen was in a good mood, saying with a smile: “It seems that luck is on our side. We got the fragments and a complete card the first time we defeated the Boss.”
Xie Mingzhe asked curiously: “Brother Chen, is the drop rate of this [Flower Monster] low?”
Brother Chen nodded: “Well, the drop rate of a complete card is less than 10%. The Boss usually only drops fragments of [Flower Monster], requiring players to a.s.semble them in full.”
Chi Qing suddenly interrupted them: "Brother Chen, the client just side-texted me, saying that in addition to 100 fragments with seven-star Wood attribute, he also wants 100 fragments with Water attribute and 100 fragments with Fire attribute. The three transactions total 66,000 gold coins. If we can give all of these to him within one week, he will pay in one lump sum.”
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Brother Chen replied first, saying with complete surprise: “Is the client a guru? He wants so many fragments for evolution at one time?”
Pang Yu guessed: “Maybe he wants to level up three cards to seven-star? Will it be a game a.s.sociation?”
Chi Qing shook her head: “It should be a personal acquisition. When he released the task in Exchange, his ID was a pile of garbled characters. It is obviously a smurf account.”
Of course they would take up a task offering a 66,000 gold reward. Brother Chen thought for a moment and said: “Take up the task first. A'Qing, post a job looking for some players to join our team – we will begin a raid battle at 9 o'clock in the evening. We have to go through all the material instances in two days to gain as many fragments as possible. If not enough, we will find another way.”
"Can I help?" Xie Mingzhe asked. He could stand aside and watch them battling. He excelled at this, so he would definitely not make trouble with them.
Brother Chen gave him the cold shoulder: “Your level is too low to enter the instance requiring a raid of ten people. Level up yourself first, and then come to me after raising to level 35.”
“OK!” Xie Mingzhe had already expected this answer. He waved goodbye to Brother Chen, and ran back to level up.
When he returned to his apartment, he heard the prompt sound immediately: “Welcome back! The magical World of Star Card is extremely large. Would you like to follow me to explore?”
2. You've got to say yes, whether you like or not
Xie Mingzhe, "…."
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He chose the first option. The system said in a relaxing and pleasant voice, "Next, let me take you to explore the wondrous world of Star Card! Stars in the World of Star Card can be divided into three types: the first one is [Function Star], the second one [Resource Star], and the last one [Opening Star]. Please find the four functional stars in the galaxy navigation map."
Following the instructions, Xie Mingzhe walked up to the galaxy navigation map and saw four large stars as big as his head in the vast galaxy map.
The detailed introduction of the star popped up when he walked closer.
The entire domain of the Gemini was the game's residential area, where all players' apartments were located. The domain of the Aquarius was a business zone, where players sold things by auction, opened stores and set up stalls. The domain of the Peac.o.c.k was for entertainment, there were cinemas, amus.e.m.e.nt parks, food cities, bars and other recreational places. The domain of the Phoenix was a compet.i.tion center, where events related to compet.i.tion were held.
The four major stars had different functions, and players could be transmitted to their targeted stars from their personal s.p.a.ce.
The prompt sound, "After learning about the four functional stars, let's turn to the resource stars. There are five resource stars in the game: Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, Mars and Saturn. Each resource star is surrounded by innumerable small stars where players can enter the Star Card illusion instance. Players can obtain cards, evolution fragments, strengthening materials of the corresponding attributes on these five resource stars. If you want your cards to become stronger, you need to frequent the resource stars to get materials."
The prompt sound, "There are two opening stars in the World of Star Card: the Egret star and the White Crane star. There are various kinds of illusion creatures of different levels spread over the Egret star. You can defeat them to gain Exp (XP, experience) and materials. While the White Crane star has abundant natural mineral resources. You can collect Nebula Paper, Repairing Stones, furniture woods and other game resources there."
The prompt sound: "Introduction completed. Next, please explore the Egret star."
Xie Mingzhe was transmitted to the Egret star via the galaxy map.
The Egret star was the equivalent of the place outside the residential area in the online game. It was a fully open star, where players freely killed each other when they met. Unlike in instances, there was no guard that protected players from death – they would be killed in the wild. Therefore, players must be extra careful. There were forests, deserts, oceans, as well as swamps, gra.s.slands, and snow mountains here. In the rich natural environment were countless fierce beasts and plant demons that were scattered around. Players could gain experience points by killing them.
Xie Mingzhe was still a level 5 beginner, so the system was considerate to take him to a lakeside where low-level mobs occurred.
When Xie Mingzhe walked close to the lake, he saw a thin small girl who was chased by a few Golems. She was blundering around, with her HP falling rapidly. While running, she shouted, “Help, help!”
Xie Mingzhe went two steps forward. The girl thought Xie Mingzhe would give her a hand and then she ran in his direction. However, Xie Mingzhe immediately stepped back and stared vigilantly at the Golems, for fear that he would be involved in Golems' attack.
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The girl was killed by Golems within three seconds, falling down at Xie Mingzhe's feet.
The girl's ID was “Sisi”. Because she couldn't get a voice call after "death", she sent a text box above her head and asked, “Why didn't you save me?”
Xie Mingzhe returned, “Why should I save you? I don't know you.” Meddling wasn't his style.
“……” The girl was so angry that she immediately clicked the resurrection b.u.t.ton in situ and then said, “Even if you don't know me, you should also save me when convenient. Helping others is a virtue!”
“I couldn't help you.” Xie Mingzhe a.n.a.lyzed, “I only have a one-star card with 100 attack power, while the HP of the Glome that chased you was 1000 points. The five Glomes' HP add up to 5000 points. I can't defeat them and save you. If I did, I would be implicated and killed, too.”
“…….” What Xie Mingzhe said made sense, and it was impossible for the girl to refute.
Seeing that Xie Mingzhe turned and was about to go away, the girl got up from the ground at once and caught up with him, “Hey, Uncle Chubby, let's gain Exp together!”
Xie Mingzhe: “?”
Uncle Chubby? Who did she call?
Looking up at his own ID, Xie Mingzhe remembered it. He almost forgot that when he entered the game to create the account today, he named his ID “Uncle Chubby”. No wonder the girl called him this way. Xie Mingzhe couldn't be bothered to explain. Anyway, she was just a net friend in the game, so there was no need to treat her like his friend in reality.