Extraordinary Player - Chapter 44
Once he finished all his explanations, Du Wei wanted to immediately dismiss the class and let the students go home to think about this carefully, but when he wanted to leave, he was blocked by a group of students.
“Excuse me, could you tell me what sort of unique resources the Parapsychology Association can provide us? Will those resources allow our progress to be faster than other people’s?”
“How do I join a club? Could you give me a way to contact them?”
“What exactly do reserve members have to do? You mentioned that we can do missions, but what missions are those? Are we supposed to catch ghosts or something?”
The students had too many questions, and Du Wei discovered that he simply could not leave. He could only take his time and answer all the questions to the best of his ability.
“I’ll repeat myself one more time. The Parapsychology Association doesn’t catch ghosts! Alright, I’ll share some of the common questions with the group, but I can only once you join the Parapsychology Association can I tell you the answers to questions that involve classified information.
“Alright, stop pushing the others around. You can ask your questions one by one…”
Du Wei had thought that the students would need time to think carefully about something so important, but that was not the case at all. A large group of students surrounded him and stated their names immediately because they were eager to join the Parapsychology Association right then and there.
The other investigators from the Parapsychology Association were also somewhat shocked. They had predicted that the situation might be a little hectic, but they did not expect that it would get so frenzied…
But once they thought about it, they found that what they saw could only be considered normal. Their actions could only be compared to Peking University going to every corner of the country to recruit students. It was only natural that the situation would become hectic.
The students were also rather smart. Once they did a quick analysis, they knew that joining the Parapsychology Association was definitely the one act that would benefit them the most.
Even though reserve members only received 2,000 RMB per month as an allowance, their future prospects were great.
If a company offered a high salary for a Transcended Gamer to make deliveries, perhaps no one would take up the offer even if the company decided to pay 20,000 RMB per month, because there was no future or growth in this job. The person would be stuck making the same deliveries even after ten years, but if they went to the Parapsychology Association and stayed there for ten years, they would definitely develop by leaps and bounds, be it in terms of their fighting power or their rank.
Besides, all the Transcended Gamers in the country were under the jurisdiction of the Parapsychology Association. Regardless of whether they joined the Parapsychology Association or one of the clubs, they would still be under the eye of the organization, and if they joined a club, their status would be lower.
Hence, there was no need to think about this choice for many students. They simply chose to join the Parapsychology Association.
Du Wei nearly tore his hair out from how busy he was. He had only brought a few forms with him since he thought that there might be some people who would want to register with the Parapsychology Association straight away. His decision was totally wrong. The forms he brought were not enough at all.
He was trying his hardest to maintain order when he saw Qin Guan and Su Xiaoyu head to the door. Both intended to leave for home.
“The both of you, hang on just a moment!”
Du Wei immediately cast aside the students who surrounded him near the podium and jogged to the door. He stopped Qin Guan from leaving.
“Qin Guan, why are you in such a hurry? Fill up the form before you leave.” As Du Wei spoke, he shoved the form and a pen into Qin Guan’s hands.
‘Pardon?’ Qin Guan thought.
‘Pardon?’ The other students thought.
‘What’s going on? Don’t you think you’re being outrageous by holding a pen and a form and running here while everyone else is waiting by the podium?’
Qin Guan was puzzled. “Didn’t you just ask us to think about this carefully? I was thinking about going back home to consider this for a few days before I make my decision.”
Du Wei’s expression turned dark. “There’s no need for you to consider anything. There’s nothing to consider! How about this? I’ll talk to my leader, and we’ll let you take a special channel for admission…”
He drew closer to Qin Guan and whispered to him, “We’ll also double your allowance! How does 4,000 RMB per month sound?!”
Qin Guan was rendered completely speechless.
‘… How very “generous” of you! 4,000 RMB per month is still very little, okay?!’
But Qin Guan could already sense the other students casting murderous gazes at him, and it made him… feel extremely ecstatic.
Qin Guan did not have any other choice. He could only take the pen and form and write down his name with a flourish.
“I’m done.” Qin Guan shoved the pen and form into Du Wei’s arms and quickly left.
Du Wei happily received the form, but when he looked at it, he found that the two words written neatly on the form were: Su Xiaoyu.
“Come back here!”
Du Wei was so angry that he ran out with the pen and form, leaving behind a group of students with dumbfounded expressions around the podium.
‘You can go on ahead and chase him all you want, but could you at least leave behind the forms?’
In the end, Qin Guan did not sign the contract. However, after all the sweet offers Du Wei made, he sold Su Xiaoyu…
Even she was was speechless. ‘Aren’t you being unreasonable for making me go just because YOU don’t want to go?!’
Of course, Su Xiaoyu had always intended to sign the contract. However, when she saw how highly Du Wei valued Qin Guan, she felt that things were a little unfair.
And the key point was that Qin Guan did not even want to go. That made her even angrier.
In truth, Qin Guan’s thoughts were very simple—the Parapsychology Association offered too little money. Besides, he did not want to be restricted by their many rules either.
Meanwhile, Su Xiaoyu’s personality made her suited to join the Parapsychology Association. The both of them could also look after each other this way.
Qin Guan’s idea was to join a club and earn more money that way, something like twenty or thirty thousand per month. Then, he could stand superior to Su Xiaoyu in terms of income—no, he meant that he could cover some of their living expenses if he earned more.
Qin Guan plan was to go out next morning and see whether there were any reliable clubs he could join. In the meantime, he would see whether he could figure out how to train his spirit. Later in the night, he could also go and renew his highscores.
Qin Guan closed his eyes and immersed himself in the world in his mind. Soon, he sensed the vague spirit flowing in his body.
There were also faintly discernible traces of spirit in the world outside. Regardless of whether he chose to absorb the spirit in the outside world or continuously train the spirit in his body, both methods could increase the spirit in his body.
Qin Guan sat around doing nothing for half an hour before he saw a purple progression bar appear at the bottom of his vision. There were twenty small boxes in it, and the first box had been filled up.
“…This IS an EXP bar!”
Qin Guan no longer had the drive to make any sarcastic quips. ‘Why do I feel like this was meant to happen?’
Once he observed it, he found that there was no skill required to train his spirit. It was unlike in the cultivation novels where the skills, resources, and blessed land could affect the cultivator’s cultivation. If people trained their spirit, then everyone’s progress would be the same. There would practically be no differences.
Besides, only the efficiency within the first two-three hours every day was good. The efficiency in the subsequent hours of training dropped drastically.
Qin Guan was initially worried that there would be a conflict in his arrangement to train his spirit and to challenge the trial, but he found that, in the end, he had been worried over nothing. He only needed to train his spirit for at most three hours every day. If he exceeded that time, what he gained would be so little that he would even begin to question his life.
“So, training my spirit is equivalent to using a bot to gain experience. The optimum choice is to use the bot for three hours every day. I’ll profit twice as much in the first two hours, and in the third hour, I’ll get normal profit. Any more than that, and the profit will start dropping massively…
“Then, are the trials similar to me grinding maps? There aren’t any limits to the maps, but I need to reach a certain rate of completion before I can get rewards…
“Alright, it’s really just like a game.”
Qin Guan had a natural advantage towards investigation in this area since all the information he gained could be seen.
For example, spirit training. He could clearly see that at the start, with every thirty minutes he trained, a small box—equivalent to 10%—would fill up. Later on, only half a box filled up with every hour he trained. And later, the boxes pretty much remained empty.
Once he made his calculations, if he trained three hours everyday, he could only level up four days later.
However, the others could not make such precise calculations. They would only know that their efficiency was high in the beginning while dropping later on, but they would not have a precise idea just how low that efficiency would fall.
Qin Guan sensed that he had completed his task of ‘using his bot for three hours per day’, so he wanted to go to the maps and renew his high score. After all, the gold chests in Developer’s Difficulty Level mode was the most attractive reward of them all.
But right then, he saw a system notification pop up at the bottom left corner of his vision.
[Received: Blank Talisman x1 (Source: Forum)]