Extraordinary Player - Chapter 45
Qin Guan was stunned. ‘What’s going on?’
He had a few Blank Talismans with him. It was a reward he could only obtain after he completed Novice Mode.
But where did this talisman come from?
Qin Guan was busy being puzzled when he saw another notification pop up at the bottom left of his vision. He had received another Blank Talisman.
While Blank Talismans were not very rare, they were still useful.
It was only at this moment that Qin Guan saw the words in the brackets.
He patted his head. “Am I blind? The words in the brackets say that this came from the forum… Wait, don’t we need to use talismans to change our user IDs on the forum?”
He remembered now. He had recently used the Random Model Replenisher to activate the name changing function in the forum. This function could only be used once every three months. Any person who wanted to change their name or delete it from the records needed to spend two Blank Talismans.
“Does that mean that as long as someone uses this function, one of the two Blank Talismans will be transferred to me?
“The system will take one, and I’ll get the other? The system and I will have a 50/50 split? Wait, I don’t mean that our status is equal, I just mean that we’ll have an equal split in profit.
“Wait, that’s not right either. I only received two Blank Talismans since the function was activated. It means that the profit isn’t split equally between us.”
Qin Guan was shocked by his own imagination. However, since the system told him the source of the Blank Talisman behind the notification, there was a high chance that it meant a player had used a Blank Talisman to change their name.
What else could it be?
A reward for placing high on the ranking board, or a reward for uploading a holographic video on the forum?
Both were unlikely.
“It’s highly likely that this is the case. Since I activated the hidden functions, I could be said to be the developer of this function… Is that why I gained some profit from some people who decided to spend their currency on this?!
“If that’s the case… My goodness, you’re making me shy! You’re too kind!!
“The only thing that’s a pity is that I don’t know how precisely the profit is split.”
Qin Guan thought about it. He had only started receiving the Blank Talismans right when despite the function being opened to the world earlier. There was a high possibility that hundreds and even thousands of Blank Talismans had been given to the system before he could get one, and the division of profit was definitely not a 50/50 split. It was more likely that it was a 90/10 split, or it might even be a 99/1 split.
Qin Guan could not make the calculations because the system did not tell him anything. But once he took into consideration the large population of players in the whole world, the division of profit could not be high on his end, or else he would have received numerous Blank Talismans a long time ago.
But even if it was not high, he would still receive a continuous stream of rewards!
Qin Guan immediately became happy. When he first saw the name changing function, he had even made a sarcastic quip complaining about why the system would want to take a fee for changing a name, that it was just setting up a trap for others.
However, right then, he only wanted to praise the system and invite it for a drink…
Or rather, he wanted to ask it whether they could charge the players more.
This could be said to be a perfect example of what happened when a person’s position changed.
Players often thought that games cost too much money, and they would rather have all their rewards given to them for free. However, the scheming developers would lower the probability rate for good rewards to drop from chests or monsters, and they would also increase the price of items because they wanted the players of the game to spend more cash…
Qin Guan shifted from the mindset of a player to a scheming developer in a second. As he watched the continuous stream of Blank Talismans appear at the bottom left corner of his vision, he beamed at them.
While he still had no idea what the Blank Talismans were for, he was certain that they had their uses.
As he watched the Blank Talismans come into his possession, he felt like a scheming developer who watched players continuously spend money on their game, which meant that his income was also increasing. He felt the joy of receiving a huge reward…
“I suddenly have more motivation to train. I wonder if there will be more Random Model Replenishers when I open the higher-grade treasure chests in Developer’s Difficulty Level mode. If I could activate a capsule toy machine or a lottery system that you could only play after you spend something on it, it’d be great.”
Qin Guan suddenly understood why the scheming developers were such rascals.
If they could become richer by conning people out of their money, the rascals would just be happy, okay?
‘S*cks to be you!’
However, the Blank Talismans that came into Qin Guan’s possession were not as numerous as he thought. They came in random batches.
But when he thought about it, this was normal. No one would constantly change their names on the forum, even if they had nothing to do. Besides, two Blank Talismans was not a cheap price.
Those who changed their names were probably people who had been overcome by impulse and had written their real names on the forum. Some of them had already entered the Spirit Snatchers’ assassination list, and for their safety, they had to spend some resources to avoid danger. They had to purchase the package deal of changing their name and also deleting their name from the forum’s history.
Of course, there might also be people who did not think too much when they first selected their names and later on regretted their decision. Some might also want to change their name to change their luck.
Qin Guan had a few words for those people, “Well done! May I have more people who did something as stupid as you?”
He did not care about why anyone changed their name. Since they were ready to spend their resources, they were all his customers!
With extreme glee, Qin Guan began happily renewing his high score.
To the current Qin Guan, the trials in Developer’s Difficulty Level mode were no longer hard. The only hard part was increasing his completion rate by leaps and bounds.
At his level, increasing his completion rate by even 1% was very difficult. He could not make any mistakes in the middle either, because if he did, he had to start all over again.
For example, if he accidentally touched a bomb or missed a banana in Fruit Cutter, he could just quit and not waste time to clear the round.
It was the same for If You’re a Man, Last for Five Seconds. If he missed even one reflect, his wooden shield would shatter, and he would just restart the game.
That was why once Qin Guan thought about it, he decided to focus his attention on Jump!! and get 100% completion rate for that trial. After all, the operations here could be quantized. The random events caused by RNG were also very low.
After grinding for an entire night, his high score went up to 77%.
Qin Guan originally wanted to set a target for himself (and curse himself in the process) by saying that he would not come out of the world in his mind until he reached 80% completion rate. Fortunately for him, he did not end up setting that target!
He might not be able to get that last 3% even if he spent an entire day trying it…
However, Qin Guan’s progress had long since been regarded as extraordinary on the ranking board. His completion rate on Crazy Mode was now 77%, and the person in second place could only watch him in awe.
Many players were also puzzled. Why was it that the ranking board did not seem to have changed much recently?
Qin Guan didn’t agree with them. ‘Isn’t it normal for there to be no changes?’
When everyone changed their characters, they fell into a trap, and Qin Guan also accidentally trolled all the players by increasing the difficulty for the first two trials. The players might need a week or two before they could recover from the two events…
In the morning, while Qin Guan ate his breakfast, he read some of the information Du Wei had sent to everyone.
The chat group that the system had brought with it was very high-end. After all, it was connected perfectly to the mobile AIs. With just one glance at the real material, all the information would turn into verbal information and would be subsequently sent to the group.
Some of the information was on the situation with some of the larger clubs. Qin Guan was rather interested in it.
From what he knew, sports clubs and esports clubs did not lack money.
The people who played soccer were all first generation millionaires, while the people who played esports were all second generation millionaires. While they did not ask for a salary that was equivalent to first-string soccer players or major streamers, their salaries were still not too far behind.
“To me, it doesn’t really matter how much money I earn. The point is, if they give me too little money, the owner of that club will just be collectively humiliating all the other club owners.
“Is the owner of a club someone who will miss mere ten thousand per month?”
With that bright hope in his heart, Qin Guan began reading through the documents regarding the big clubs.
‘Hm… they’re all familiar faces…’
Those who watched the soccer matches in the country or watched the esports tournaments in would definitely find the clubs familiar…
They were spread all over the country. Most were centered around Beijing and Shanghai, but there were plenty in other regions as well.
All of them were under the jurisdiction of the Parapsychology Association, but when it came to money, they would definitely be much more generous.
Qin Guan thought about it and decided to choose from the clubs in Beijing, or else he would have to move, and that would be very troublesome.