"Are you crazy? You're courting death, rushing at them like that! Hold them off and wait for us to revive..."
Wang Qiang was still yelling, but, as he watched the screen, he stopped in his tracks. It wasn't just him, they all gazed at the screen in disbelief.
In Xiaofeng's hands, Alleria came to life. It felt as if there was really a soul inside the image on the screen as it rushed into the USTC and showed them how this game was meant to be played.
It danced among them, slashing and dodging. This was the essence of Alleria, strafing and jumping. It was not a battle, but a performance. One by one, the heroes around it fell.
"You're being way too aggressive!"
"Double kill! Wait, triple kill!"
"Oh my God! Four down!"
"What the fuck! He got all five! It's impossible!"
While Tingting and the other four people were frozen in amazement, Alleria took all five down with elegance and grace. With all five down, he could teleport into the USTC team's base. It was an easy win.
Su Tingting looked at the 'VICTORY' message with wide eyes. It was unbelievable. Her pink lips fell open, but she couldn't make a sound.
Wang Qiang and the other four players were also deeply shocked. For a long time, they were completely silent. When they finished processing what they had just seen, Xiaofeng was already up out of his seat.
"Oh my God! He's amazing!"
"Penta kill! We changed the result and we won! Hah!"
"Tingting, do you know who this Internet administrator is? He's so skilled." the girl with freckles asked Su Tingting.
She looked around the bar but didn't see where Xiaofeng had gone.
"I don't know... I was playing here, and he kicked my butt. I thought he was skilled, but I didn't realize he was that strong!"
Su Tingting was also looking around for Xiaofeng, astonished.
"I can't believe this! Don't you think his way of fighting is familiar?" Bai Xiaopang said quietly. He pushed his glasses up, looking puzzled.
"What do you mean? It's normal that anyone who plays Alleria well can get a penta kill. Many streamers have uploaded videos and there's nothing strange. He just knows the popular technique." Wang Qiang spat.
"I just think it's a little strange. The way he thought reminded me of the world tournament five years ago. Do you think I'm imagining it?" Bai Xiapang whispered.
Wang Qiang ignored his friend.
"Tingting, the USTC sent us a message and said that they would admit defeat in the forums. Let's go and see if they kept their word."
"Alright, let's go then."
Su Tingting searched the bar but couldn't find Xiaofeng. Eventually, she gave up and left with her friends.
"Xiaofeng, it's rare to see you smoking."
The back door of the Gold Medal Internet Bar was facing the bustling commercial street. Xiaofeng, who was leaning against the wall, snuffed out the cigarette butt in his hand and looked at the woman who was walking towards him. He smiled.
"Only a few days since I've seen you, and you already look more beautiful, Miss Hong."
"Oh, stop it. Do you want another cigarette?"
She took a drag of her own cigarette and slid open a long cigarette box. She held it out to him.
She was a gorgeous woman, and if somebody was the type to ignore any woman out of her twenties, her mature elegance would force them to make an exception.
"No. If a smoke too much, I won't be able to make excuses to my sister. You came here to check the account, right? I've got the books ready."
Miss Hong was the boss of the Gold Medal Internet Bar.
"I'm not here for the account book today. I'm going to close the bar. It should be sold by the end of today."
Miss Hong shook her head and opened the sliding door to get into the Gold Medal Internet Bar. She had a cigarette holder between her red lips, shrouding her face in smoke.
Xiaofeng looked inside the Internet bar, Su Tingting and other people had already left. Then he looked at Sister Hong with surprise and said, "Although the business of Internet bar is not very good in recent times, it's not necessary to..."
"No, don't you follow the news? You don't even know the worldwide advertisements... Not only our Internet bars, but the Internet cafes across the world and the industries involved in games will be shut down since today."
Sister Hong looked at Xiaofeng with resignation.
"Hey, don't you know the game Myth?"
Sister Hong was more helpless when she realized that Xiaofeng was still confused.
"I have some impression. It seems to be a game, right? There are advertisements on the streets."
"Myth is more than an ordinary game. It is the second world of human being jointly developed by several major economic powers in the world. They choose virtual games as a carrier! The game helmets have been on sale since a month ago, and it will be in open beta tonight! You don't even know this?"
Sister Hong looked at Xiaofeng as if he was an alien.
"...Virtual games? They said that it was not perfect when the second virtual world was developed two years ago, right?"
Xiaofeng remembered something and he smiled and asked.
"Now it has been improved, and the result is the virtual game Myth! As the second world to alleviate the pressure of global population and resources, it has been jointly launched by various countries. In order to develop this game, countries have invested a lot of energy. It has a vivid game environment and interesting game system to attract players. In addition, different countries also issue policies to encourage and force their citizens to play this game. For example, they cancel all the industries related to the game to let people who love games have no other choices but Myth!" Sister Hong explained.
There was dignity on Xiaofeng's face. From the words of Sister Hong, he immediately noticed that the game was unusual.
"All in all, the game Myth is about to sweep the world and affect all of us! Our future life will be greatly changed by it!"
Sister Hong sighed, then took out an envelope and a bag and handed it to Xiaofeng. She said, "Xiaofeng, this is your salary this month. After the Internet bar shut down, I don't intend to run other shops, so I can't take care of you anymore."
"Sister Hong, this is too much!" Xiaofeng took the envelope and frowned slightly. This month was not over yet, and looking at the thickness of this envelope, he was sure that there was at least 10000 Yuan inside. It's more than the salaries of three months in the past!
"Xiaofeng, if you still regard me as your sister, you'd better receive this. I know that you raise your younger sister all by yourself and it's no mean feat. Besides, with the game sweeping around the world, it will be even more difficult for you to find a job."
The corner of his mouth moved a little. Raising younger sister all by himself? It was not an easy task.
"I can't take care of you in the future, but I have run the game industry for so many years. In my views, Myth is bound to become the second world of humanity, and the opportunities in it are enormous. With your ability, If you enter this game, you will definitely make a difference."
Sister Hong continued to say without noticing his quirky face. And then she handed the bag in the other hand to Xiaofeng.
"This is the game helmet of Myth. It will officially open service at 12 o'clock tonight. This is the gift I give you."
In the apartment building of the old city, Xiaofeng walked toward his home and used the mobile phone to check the information about Myth. In fact, he didn't need to search for relevant information. The streets and alleys were covered with posters of this game. The big screen of the advertisement was full of attractive and vivid game scenes in Myth. After searching for some information on the Internet, Xiaofeng was even more determined that this game will influence the world!
Moreover, the game currency could actually exchange with the real currency. This would attract enormous players to join this game to survive or seek fortune.
"They really invest a lot! A game can actually affect the world pattern!"
Xiaofeng sighed and pulled out the key to open the door. Then he blinked and confirmed that he did not misread. After confirming the petite figure on the sofa, he said coldly,
"Xiao Ling, it's 5 o'clock in the afternoon! Did you skip classes once again?"
"Hey! My idiot brother get off work earlier today! I didn't expect that!"
A very beautiful petite girl curled up on the sofa. Her long hair was fluffy, soft, and of bright gold, which was very eye-catching. And her eyes were also gem-like blue. But she had a childish face of oriental beauty, which looked exquisite and moving.
The girl was only about 13 or 14 years old. She was holding a pot of potato chips in one hand and a bottle of cola in another. Her blonde hair was cluttered on the back of the sofa. She was very petite, but she wore a disproportionate wide T-shirt, and her tender shoulders slid out from the T-shirt neckline, revealing half of her white shoulder and a small area of the jade-white chest. The hem of the T-shirt was like a skirt that covered half of the thigh, and the slender legs and ankles hanged on the sofa. Her eyes fell on the TV screen, and she said with dissatisfaction after Xiaofeng entered the door.
"This is not the problem of getting off work earlier. Why do you skip classes!" Xiaofeng said with resignation.
"Hey. I don't want my idiot brother to mind me! Leave me alone!"
The little girl who was shrinking on the sofa snorted.
"What do you want for dinner?"
Xiaofeng shook his head with resignation and put on the apron and walked into the kitchen.
"Hamburger meat and seaweed soup! I don't want rice!" The smug voice of Xiao Ling came from the living room.
"You can't grow tall if you don't eat rice!" Xiaofeng said with anger.
"Don't mind me! Brothers are always fawning on their younger sisters. I'm sure if you can get a little praise from me, you will be excited and not be able to sleep for a few days!"
"Don't talk nonsense!"
Xiaofeng was good at cooking and he finished the dinner in just ten minutes. The only fly in the ointment was that they had to eat in the dining coffee table in front of the sofa.
"Don't just eat meat! You can't grow tall without vegetables!"
Xiao Ling looked at the vegetables with disgust, but Xiaofeng still put them in her bowl. He looked at her eating them like eating poison. Xiao Ling's expression indicated that she was gonna die. She swallowed the vegetables and he nodded with satisfaction.
"Damn! Why does China have to stipulate that people under the age of 16 are not allowed to enter the game?"
Looking at the TV screen behind Xiaofeng, Xiao Ling suddenly became angry.
Xiaofeng turned around and looked, only to find that the content on TV was the propaganda of Myth!
"Xiao Ling, why do you care about this game? Please be nice and go back to school!"
"Leave me alone!" She ground her little tiger teeth and suddenly winked and looked at Xiaofeng. "Stupid brother! Please give me the nationality of other countries! Then I can play this game even if I am only 13 years old!"
"How can I change your nationality? "
"You are... Hey, stupid brother! Forget it if you don't want!"
Xiao Ling just said several words, but she realized that she said something wrong and stopped. She gnashed her teeth and started to focus on the hamburger meat in the bowl.
Xiaofeng was also a little stunned and he looked at the TV screen.