Chapter 27: Magnetic Storm Guardian
Translator: Abyssruler Editor: Lucas
Young Deer personally felt that he was very popular. However, as he watched, he couldn't stomach it any longer. F*ck! What kind of bastard could use the Wargod No. 1 to such a level?
"Kekeke, Young Deer has to amend his opinion. This guy seems like a pretty decent player after all. Everyone, please sit tight as we await his next battle!"
Pausing the live stream temporarily, he let the users listen to some of his preferred music. Young Deer hurriedly started to watch all of Skeleton's videos. The more he watched, the more surprised he became. This bastard was a freak of nature. He was an expert in close combat! Looked like this would not be as pointless as he had imagined.
Including the battle where he had assisted Yan Xiaosu, Wang Zheng had already achieved five consecutive victories. This was already the ultimate threshold for most players! The matchmaking system would naturally assign him tougher and tougher opponents, so his chances of victory would subsequently fall.
"Boss, there are numerous high level experts who have appeared in the matchmaker. I think they wish to battle Skeleton."
"Hehe, this is the exact result I wanted!"
"But won't this match Skeleton up with high level mecha? Won't this be a problem?"
Solon had a knowing smile on his face. "Battles like these cannot be avoided, and he will have to fight them eventually. At most he will just be forced to change the mech he uses. So long as he wins, we will continue to do this."
"… But Boss, he has never replied to us. What if he doesn't change his mech?"
Solon was stunned for a moment. F*ck. How could he have forgotten such an important matter? "What are you waiting for!? Hurry up and inform him then! Are you a pig?!"
Wang Zheng did indeed see his system message inbox blink repeatedly, but since he was preparing for battle, he didn't feel like replying.
ID: Northwest Wind, Rank: Bronze 3, Mech: Magnetic Storm Guardian
Magnetic Storm Guardian, a high-end mech. This mech was an exported model. It possessed overwhelming long distance firepower and an inbuilt magnetic field that interfered with the enemy mech's systems. It was commonly used by the soldiers of the Moon.
However, on the other side, Solon felt like he was an ant on top of a burning wok. Why was Skeleton not responding to him?
ID: Skeleton, Wargod No. 1
Young Deer couldn't help but be extremely excited. The battle ahead would definitely be very interesting. Even he couldn't fully understand how a Wargod No. 1 would be able to beat a Magnetic Storm Guardian.
Yet when he saw the number of paying audience members, he was shocked speechless at the sight. Granny's leg, there were 30,000 viewers already. In the high level arenas, this would already be considered a pretty decent number, not to mention the beginner arena, where people were rarely interested in their battles! It looked like this guy was pretty well received here.
"Hello, everyone, I would like to welcome everyone on this sunny morning to enjoy this battle in the beginner's arena. Wargod No. 1 vs the Magnetic Storm Guardian. I'm very curious as to how Skeleton will plan to use his titanium alloy blade to stab the Magnetic Storm Guardian to death!" ridiculed Young Deer. "Everyone should know that the Magnetic Storm Guardian's nickname is the Thunder God. It is a mech that is well rounded in every aspect, and it's commonly used in the high level arenas. It has an inbuilt magnetic field that is specialized in inhibiting long range sniping. … F*ck, did I see something wrong? Our courageous Skeleton has chosen his weapon… and for today, he has chosen the laser rifle! GOD!"
While Young Deer was explaining, he couldn't help but to let out a sigh of admiration.
This time, there were numerous viewers who had been invited by their friends. They couldn't be bothered to watch the video. Some had just entered and once they did, they saw a shocking scene before them.
This expert was acting like an idiot! Using the Wargod No. 1 was fine, but at least have some common sense!
The Magnetic Storm Guardian was the bane of long ranged attackers. Its key ability was to disrupt long ranged combat. Although using the Wargod No. 1 was already as good as digging one's own grave, if one were to wait for the right opportunity and engage in melee combat, with Skeleton's close combat abilities, there was definitely a chance to attain victory. However, he did not bring the knife but chose the laser rifle instead. The problem was that the laser rifle of Wargod No. 1 was a basic one, so it would definitely be disrupted by the magnetic field.
Young Deer did not expect to run into such a situation this morning. "Hello, my fellow early risers, it looks like this competition will be over soon. Our little friend Skeleton looks like he has yet to wake up. He's continued to use Wargod No. 1 and even brought the laser rifle. I think he gave up after seeing his opponent!"
The atmosphere in the broadcast had changed. The ones that were left were just waiting for it to end.
In the office, Solon hit the table angrily. "You group of IDIOTS! You can't even contact a single individual!"
Communication. Communication was extremely important. He greatly wished to interact with Skeleton. He wanted to let the opposing party know what a great financial opportunity he was, and that if the two of them had worked together, they could have created a miracle.
But this opportunity was about to be destroyed!
Even a kindergartener could tell you that one could not utilize the laser rifle against the Magnetic Storm Guardian.
The biggest problem was that Skeleton was clearly a close combat expert. Why in the world would he use a laser rifle!?
Suddenly, a thought arose in everyone's minds. He must have selected the wrong weapon!
He definitely selected the wrong weapon!
It was unfortunate that there was no option to back out of the match!
Battle Location: City Battleground
The city possessed numerous buildings that could serve as cover. Was he planning to literally use the rifle to bludgeon the Magnetic Storm Guardian to death?
The Magnetic Storm Guardian had an energy shield, so even if he were to swing wildly with the rifle for an entire day, the shield would not break.
"Excellent, Skeleton. My little friend is planning to come out in public with a stunning appearance! He seems to be slightly perplexed as he examines his laser rifle. Looks like he really did choose the wrong weapon. To everyone watching this livestream, I am Young Deer, and I will be commentating on this battle of CT in the beginner's arena. This battle will teach everyone an important lesson: lacking common sense is indeed fatal!"
By now, Skeleton already had numerous supporters. Yet under the insults and scolding of the other viewers, they had no way to defend Skeleton's actions. Everyone possessed common sense after all!
"Boss, the battle has begun, but the viewer numbers continue to rise. Attention to it is also increasing."
Solon did not want to watch at this point. However, even if it was to be his final firework, he was obligated to personally witness this battle.
On the screen, Wargod No. 1 hefted his laser rifle and started spinning it around in circles. He seemed extremely curious. Then he fired a shot to the east and a shot to the west.
This clearly exposed his current position. The Magnetic Storm Guardian had already started moving in Wargod No. 1's direction.
"Excellent, looks like this will be a quick defeat. Contestant Skeleton has nonchalantly revealed his position. Based on previous analysis, within a 100 meters range, the Magnetic Storm Guardian can completely disrupt the enemy mech's shooting assistance system. Although some experts might be able to compensate for the interference caused by the magnetic field and adjust the laser, most individuals can't! I would like to emphasize that only experts are able to do so!" Young Deer smiled as he explained.
At this point in time, Young Deer's Skylink received a message. If it was a more exciting match, he would definitely have left the message for later, but at this point in time, there was nothing worth paying attention to and hence he opened the message. Young Deer was instantly overjoyed.
"Dear viewers, I have just received a message. Our contestant, Northwest Wind's user, is none other than the Asia region's Number 9th player with the Magnetic Storm Guardian, Zhang Hao! Congratulations contestant, Skeleton; he will not lose to an unknown challenger!"
This implied that there would be no chance for victory.
The Magnetic Storm Guardian was walking forward carefully, his sides against the walls beside him. Even if the enemy ambushed him, he would have a way to react.
In all honesty, Zhang Hao did not feel that the enemy had any chance of victory. However, he did not want to take any chances.
The Wargod No. 1 did not have any intention of hiding. Within a few minutes, the two individuals spotted each other and clashed. The Magnetic Storm Guardian unreservedly began to fire his lasers at him. The Magnetic Storm Guardian possessed High Explosive "A" Lasers, which had significantly more firepower compared to a Wargod No. 1's small gun.
"Facing Magnetic Storm Guardian's ferocious assault, Wargod No. 1 has retreated! Excellent, this is an extremely smart move. Looks like contestant, Skeleton, has not given up. Please forgive me for not being professional, but… I want to drink some milk. For the sake of this battle, I have not even had breakfast!" as Young Deer finished speaking, he immediately took out a bottle of milk.
Having an incisive personality was a commentator's characteristic. Especially since he was coerced to come and commentate such a low level game, it was indeed humiliating.
The Magnetic Storm Guardian's magnetic field had been activated. It covered the battlefield. Zhang Hao took the initiative quickly. In this sort of situation, so long as he suppressed the enemy, it would be easy to crush him.
When using the Magnetic Storm Guardian, it was important to keep some distance from the enemy to maximize the effect of his magnetic field.
Thus, even as he chased, Zhang Hao continued to maintain a safe distance.
Looking at the capabilities of the mech, most expert mecha did not possess significant speed. However, the Magnetic Storm Guardian could not possibly be worse than the Wargod No. 1. Once he caught a trace of the enemy, it would be impossible to escape from his grasp.
Once the Wargod No. 1 appeared, he would be subjected to vicious assault and would have no way to retaliate.
Zhang Hao slowly approached the corner where the Wargod No. 1 was hiding. He would eventually run out of space to retreat.
"Everyone should be familiar with the City Battleground's map. Within the next three minutes, Magnetic Storm Guardian will definitely corner Wargod No. 1, and it will be the moment everyone is waiting for. Fellow viewers, give me a moment to drink some milk. Whenever I see a bad performance, my stomach feels hungry."
Young Deer's insults led those previously depressed viewers to become exceedingly angry. They began to flood the chat box with comments of their own. Both sides were arguing with each other. At this point in time, a small minority still believed a miracle would happen.
Young Deer drank milk as he watched before laughing. "I can't believe contestant Skeleton still has some die-hard fans. At this point in time, some still believe he can win. I, Young Deer, have broadcasted for three years already and even commentated for the Tyrannical Clash of Kings. I am confident that this situation has no chance for reversal, none at all. If Skeleton wins, I will eat this milk carton." Young Deer spoke as he laughed loudly. He didn't understand what Solon was trying to do.
He heard that Solon would no longer be able to work for much longer, so he wanted to give him some face. But who would have known that it was a trap! Commentating such a performance would be considered a joke in his circle of friends, and the more he thought about it, the more he regretted it.
Just as Young Deer spoke, the Wargod No. 1 was located. Suppressed under the Magnetic Storm Guardian's firepower, he continued to retreat backwards with very little space left.
At this point in time, the Magnetic Storm Guardian had forced its way across towards Skeleton. At this rate, within 10 seconds, they would meet face to face.
From the start of the battle till now, the Wargod No. 1 had not fired at the enemy. Thus, it led people to wonder if he knew how to use the laser rifle.
"10, 9… excellent. Contestant Skeleton has decided to make his last stand. He is awaiting the moment his opponent appears. What a pity this is."
When the Magnetic Storm Guardian was about to appear in front of the Wargod No. 1, he suddenly paused and then rushed out. This prevented the enemy from taking the initiative and spotting him, causing the Wargod No. 1 to lose his element of surprise.
The Magnetic Storm Guardian stood face to face with Wargod No. 1. Both sides' guns were already facing each other.
The Magnetic Storm Guardian began to fire. Rat a tat tat tat
Four lasers beams were fired directly at Wargod No. 1. From a commentator's perspective, the finale was crucial.
"Magnetic Guardian fires. Excellent, his shots are very accurate. Wargod No.1 has climbed behind the wall. This is the final wall he can hide behind before he loses his life…"
Eh? The Wargod No. 1 returned fire. Without the assistance of the shooting system, the laser raced towards the Magnetic Storm Guardian. Zhang Hao broke out in cold sweat and immediately activated his energy shield. This was a basic function of the magnetic field, yet the laser had not been disrupted! The laser hit the cockpit directly.