Chapter 521: Old Driver, Bring Me with You
Translator: Noodletown Translations Editor: Noodletown Translations
“You mean leaping into the air can help us dodge the eruption of the chilly energy in our bodies?!”
But the chilly energy is stored in the body; what does leap up have to do with its eruption?!
Sia and other warriors of the Ultimate West Realm found it hard to believe.
“The zombie king uses the gloomy and moist energy in the ground to spread the chilly energy; that is easy to understand. If the curse of chilly energy in the body also has to be activated by the energy in the ground…” After passing the King Difficulty Level, Nalan Mingxue had obtained many experience points and finished the mission for advancing to her subclass. While finished the mission in satisfaction, she explained, “Don’t you see the connection now?”
“Then, why does it activate the eruption at a regular interval?” a warrior of the Ultimate West Realm asked in disbelief, “If the zombie king activates it randomly, no one can predict it, right?”
“It’s because you don’t know auras,” Nalan Mingxue said, “In Diablo 2, the auras are all activated automatically if it’s not purposefully controlled. As an undead creature, the zombie king doesn’t have a high level of intelligence, which is why it can’t control this effect.”
It was an automatic activation mechanism similar to an aura. As long as the players discovered its activation rhythm, they could dodge it perfectly,
Nalan Mingxue glanced at Mr. Fang and asked, “I wonder how much of that I got right.”
Mr. Fang applauded and said, “100 percent! 100 percent!”
They complimented each other happily.
“When you have time, will you tell us more about King’s Avatar?!” Nalan Mingxue asked.
Now that Mr. Fang had used Vanishing Steps, who knew if he would talk about other even more advanced skills in the future.
Skills weren’t combat techniques which must be used with warrior qi or spiritual spells that must be cast with spiritual essence.
They were combat skills that needed little energy and required simple criteria, but they could unleash great power.
Vanishing Step was a skill of controlling one’s steps to make sure that they remained outside the opponent’s vision, which could prevent the opponent from counterattacking.
However, achieving the effect of Vanishing Step in the virtual reality game was more difficult than finding the right positions.
One must also consider the angles of the sword strikes, the steps on positioning, and the force used in each attack. Fang Qi’s opponent was a monster that was as powerful as a real zombie king, not a lame monster in the original game before he traveled through space and time. In the original version, the zombie king’s speed had been slowed down in consideration of the slower reflexes of ordinary people.
For ordinary people, the zombie king in the current version of the game was a monster that moved as swift as the wind. However, a level 20 slayer had far surpassed the abilities of an ordinary person as well.
While battling, Fang Qi must leap up to dodge the activation of the chilly energy in his body.
To achieve this, Fang Qi had to rely on things such as the skills from the sliding steps of Drive Slash, Immortal Wind Cloud Body, and Drunk Immortal Moon-Observing Step, the blade master’s profound understanding of sword techniques, and the powerful greatsword technique from Cloud. On top of all that, he was more familiar with this game compared to others, and he was barely able to use concepts such as Vanishing Step to attack the zombie king and use combos.
The result was amazing.
Many people looked at Mr. Fang in a daze, wishing that they could also use these fancy and effective skills that they didn’t know!
“As for that…” Mr. Fang scratched his head at the request of telling them the later plot of the King’s Avatar. “I’ll consider it when I have time.”
Hearing Nalan Mingxue’s analysis, Sia fell silent.
“Is it really what she said…?” Sia blinked. “Can we avoid the zombie king’s freezing energy so easily?!”
Of course, to master these skills later on, she had died countless times in the Shadow Thunderland and spent many crystals to buy life tokens. But it was another story.
“Sir!” Su Tianji walked over. “Can you take me through the dungeon, so I can advance to a subclass?!” She played a female mage.
It would be much easier if she chose to play as a female slayer or a female fighter. After all, all the players had learned sword techniques and fist techniques in the real world.
However, mages were different, even though the cultivators and mages both used lightning and fire, and the effects looked almost the same.
However, spiritual spells and magic spells had different incantations, hand gestures, and ways of circulating spiritual essence and MP.
The mages needed some time to adapt to the new system.
It was why Su Tianji had become an idol player and a newbie from the captain of the team which had won the second place in the Counter Strike Competition.
She had died several times on Expert Difficulty, let alone the Master Difficulty Level!
It wasn’t only Su Tianji. Many other cultivators who played as mages had the same problem, and they were eager for a free ride.
“Sir! Take me too!”
“Old driver, take me with you!”
“Me! Me! Me! Me too!” Tang Yu dashed over as well. As a cultivator who had played with guns only in StarCraft, his performance as a male gunner was very poor.
“Can you take me too?!” Gu Tingyu was in an embarrassing situation as well. He had chosen the class of priest which looked similar to cultivators. However, after he entered the game, he found that his weapon was a big cross. Except for some spells, he had to fight at close-range.
Caught between close-range and long-range, he felt like this class was more difficult to play than mages.
“Alright…” The moment he said it, Mr. Fang glanced at his fatigue points and shrugged. “I ran out of fatigue points.”
“Fatigue points?!” The players looked at Mr. Fang in puzzlement.
The fatigue points determined if the players could enter a dungeon.
Although the new version didn’t have the settings for rooms, it retained the setting of fatigue points which was consumed according to the exploration range in the dungeons. If the players used all the fatigue points, they couldn’t enter dungeons again on the same day.
Having leveled to over level 20, Mr. Fang had run out of his fatigue points.
By now, Fang Qi had only played a little more than three hours.
In other words, the players only needed about three to four hours to level up and hunt for treasures in the dungeons each day, and they could use the remaining time to do other missions. If they were fast, three hours was enough.
Of course, if the players tried to pass the King Difficulty Level without the necessary levels and equipment, eight hours each day wouldn’t be enough for them.
Hearing his explanation, all the players were alarmed. “What? The game has such a setting?!”
Luo Piaoling said, “I spent a long time exploring the dungeon of King Difficulty Level and didn’t pass it; it’s just a waste of time and energy then?!”
He felt frustrated. He had thought that he could continue his exploration after being ‘tricked’ by his teammates, but now he learned that there was a limit on it!
“Ahh!” He howled silently.
“What should we do now?!” Su Tianji found that she still had many fatigue points left. How come Mr. Fang is already out of it?
Mr. Fang pointed at Jiang Xiaoyue and said, “You can ask Xiaoyue if she has fatigue points left.”
“Xiaoyue can take us too?!”
Sitting next to Mr. Fang, the loli was concentrating on her female mage character.
This mage… was actually in close-range combat?!
“Xiaoyue! Take me with you!”
“Xiaoyue, I’m your good friend. Can you take me first?”
“I have gold coins!”
“The market price is 10,000 gold coins! Take me!”
They all came up to her.
Jiang Xiaoyue asked, “Ugh? What’s happening?”