Chapter 119: Game Open Beta
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
William sat on a rocking chair on the balcony. His appearance was like a salted fish that was being sunned on one side and was going to be sunned on the other side.
He was out of sorts these two days. He was feeling restless and had mixed feelings. ..
The reason? The open beta of the game was about to begin.
“In just a year, this border town with a population of a few thousand has developed into a huge city that could compete with two Human nations. Now, The moment that is critical for the fate of the City of Dawn has arrived.”
William squinted his eyes and stood up slowly. He shifted his gaze towards the city interior.
The third era, 1 March 2333. It had been 2333 years since the Humans started ruling the continent.
The Chinese players were full of anticipation. They had already created their accounts and chosen their races. But they were unable to mold their appearances. They could only beautify or make ugly their actual appearances by 20%.
Except for a small number, most of the players would opt to beautify their appearances by 20%.
The game open beta commenced.
Tens of thousands of Chinese players who were waiting to log in to the game got engulfed in darkness. When they opened their eyes, they found themselves having a new body and standing in a boundless white space.
Their eyes became filled with brightness.
A cutscene had appeared. It was a game promotional video that was introducing the southeastern corner of the legendary continent.
The first video depicted the dying King of the Black Lava Nation. He was lying on the bed with his last breath.
The camera focused on each prince’s facial expression.
The princes appeared happy when their father was about to die…
Conspiracy theories lit up within the hearts of the players.
On the contrary, the second video of the closed beta was not about the Iron Nation.
It was instead about the illegitimate son of a prostitute who endured hardships to survive. The video also showed how he looked for food in the trash cans and how he encountered his best friend.
The images moved very fast, and it was hard to gather information.
However, the last scene was an interesting one.
Deep darkness. A hellish battlefield.
A man full of blood. His face, rotten and his teeth, bucking. He was charging towards a devil as though he wanted to have a duel to the death.
In the next instance, the image changed again.
The scenery now was that of clear sky and boundless snowy mountains stretching high above the ground.
A bellow resembling a Great Dragon’s Roar echoed. A battle between the Humans and the Dragon’s clansmen erupted.
In a moment, A fiery crimson Dragon broke out of a cave.
The man whose face was previously disfigured had the most handsome face. He leaped from the hundred-meter tall cave opening and slashed at the Great Dragon like a Thunder God…
The cutscenes ended. While the players were pondering over the cutscenes and thought it was over with and it was time to enter the game, three oil paintings appeared.
The first painting.
The background was the palace of the Black Lava Nation!
A prince of the Black Lava Nation, dripping with fresh blood, had stepped on corpses and was successfully sitting on a throne that was made of white bones. Then he looked down on everybody.
The second painting.
It showed a steel throne that was stained with blood. The King was giving a speech while the illegitimate kid of the prostitute was sitting behind the steel throne. The kid had become a youth.
He relaxed his clenched fists. He was holding on a thread that was wrapped tightly around the King’s throat.
The third painting.
It depicted a handsome youth who was wearing a bloodstained armor. Beside him, a longsword that was glimmering with lightning was pierced into the ground. Both his hands were placed on the sword handle as he gazed at the north.
Behind him was a city, the City of Dawn, that was radiating brilliance in the dark night.
William’s ambition had been revealed by the game intelligence of the [Gods].
At the same time.
William was gazing at the sky on the balcony.
His information panel was showing a countdown.
[Official commencement of Gods open beta]
[Activation of the players’ forum]
[Start of the open beta version 1.0, the King’s War]
At that moment.
The sky blinded due to white brilliance. Whether it was the City of Dawn or the other Human nations, when people spotted these white rays, the only words that appeared in their minds were –
“The descent of the chosen ones.”
At that moment.
Many people stood up in a panic, and fearfully looked at the descending white light.
Then the white light vanished.
The city had become overflowing with novice players who were wearing crude clothing.
But the commoners did not grow fearful of them. Instead, they were filled with curiosity. They had not expected that the chosen ones would be these soft and novice fellows.
The nobles went from fearful to greediness. When they found that these fellows were of no threat, they realized these chosen ones would be good candidates for being slaves…
Who were the chosen ones?
The nobles, who had only eyes for profit, believed that Heaven’s will was nonsensical.
But the nobles did not make their moves immediately. What if the human-looking chosen ones were unexpectedly powerful?
The abrupt commencement of the open beta affected the Human nations greatly. Incidents of torture of the players were rare unless the players chose to spawn in some regions of the evil nobles…
It was not that they wanted to be peaceful, but rather the powerful nobles and the professionals were busy figuring out the meaning of the chosen ones.
Why did the chosen ones descend on the continent?
Are they ferocious fighters?
Anyways, the nobles would not care about these new novice players and let them be.
With the commencement of the open beta, the forum was abuzz with lots of activities.
A female player by the name of Cute Little Fairy created a post with a screenshot. She said, “I’m so afraid. Those NPCs were staring at my chests. Especially those nobles who were very well dressed. Their expressions were extremely lascivious.
“Fortunately, my clothes can’t be taken off by external forces. Otherwise, I’ll feel so cold…”
“Impossible, I speculate that it will be even hotter…”
“Little sister, where are you? Let big brother protect you. Let’s play the game together. I’ll bring you to…”
“Without explicit approval, if a male player touches a female player’s chest, it will be like touching a cactus. There will be loss of health points.”
“I can attest to that. When I secretly touched them 100 times, my health points were penalized. Even my attributes had become 1…”
“Hey lecher, this is only the start of the open beta, and you’ve molested someone 100 times?”
“It’s fine. I don’t care about losing health points and attributes penalty. I am more interested in the expressions of the female players screaming…”
In the City of Dawn.
A player surveyed the City of Dawn in disbelief. The changes to the city were so drastic that he could not help grumble, “Gosh, I was once a closed beta player. It was just half a year ago. The City of Dawn was not that large.”
“Oh my god, listen to what the NPCs were discussing. The Lord of Dawn had become a Dragon Slayer?”
“Take a look. The guards in the City of Dawn are all Human and Half-Elf sisters…”
“Those long slender legs… I feel like caressing them.”
White flashes of light.
The player’s body had become deathly cold.