Gamers Are Fierce - Chapter 10
Translator: Atlas Studios
Editor: Atlas Studios
A series of system prompts flooded his ears, but Li Ang ignored them, as he didn’t have time. He leaned down to examine the injuries of Shi Qingsong, who had passed out long ago.
“He’s still doing fine. He only has a broken rib. He wouldn’t die because of that.”
Although Li Ang was agile at thinking and exhibited unfathomable behavior, he still attached importance to respecting his teacher. When he had fought with him just now, he had saved some strength and had not given his all.
He stretched out his palms over his sleeves, pulled the cell phone out of Shi Qingsong’s pocket, and dialed the emergency number 120.
When the call was connected, Li Ang raised his soft palate and amplified the resonance, shifting the resonance from his lower teeth to the palate. At the same time, he lowered his voice, using a weird voice that did not allow his gender to be distinguished or his personal information to be recognized.
“Shi Qingsong, male, 34 years old, teacher at Yin City Experimental Middle School. His injury is a single closed rib fracture caused by an external force. He has no chest wounds. He is breathless, and his skin is swollen. He is currently in a coma. The specific location is at the north entrance of basement two in Yin City Experimental Middle School’s underground parking lot.”
The dispatcher on the other side of the phone froze for a moment. “Okay, we will dispatch an ambulance right away. Please do not hang up the phone…”
Li Ang hung up the phone. He stuffed back the cell phone into Shi Qingsong’s pocket and tore Shi Qingsong’s clothes into two long strips that bandaged his rib fracture area by applying pressure.
Then, Li Ang carefully dragged Shi Qingsong to the entrance of the underground parking lot to ensure that the ambulance would find him as soon as possible.
Afterward, he returned to the parking lot to clean up any traces of personal information, including footprints, fingerprints, and hair.
After he was done cleaning up, Li Ang walked out through the other exit of the parking lot. When he confirmed that he’d heard the siren of the ambulance, he walked straight to the teaching block.
“Yo, the VIP is here! Could you not be late for one day, Li Ang?” In the classroom, the teacher teaching English class roasted him helplessly.
Li Ang being late had already become a daily routine of this class. If it had not been for his achievements, which probably ranked among the best in the entire Yin City, he would have been dismissed by the teaching committee his class teacher was in.
It was fine as long as it didn’t affect the other students…
Li Ang chuckled and returned to his seat skillfully before he started checking the system, which had been fully unlocked.
The system panel was presented before his eyes in a manner similar to VR. There were seven components: player information, stats, equipment, skills, the quest log, the shop, and the backpack.
First was the player information.
The name, age, race, and player number had already been filled in. Only the player’s nickname was left.
The player number consisted of a series of alphanumeric characters, which was tedious and complicated. According to the system’s label on the side, the player number was mainly used for the system to identify a specific player.
On the other hand, the player’s nickname was mainly used for social activities between player communities. If two players completed quests together in the real world, a good nickname could not only be convenient to call someone but also to hide the true information of the player.
Li Ang entered a nickname.
[Nickname can be used. Do you want to use it?]
Li Ang frowned and chose to delete it. Then, he entered the nickname Emperor.
[Nickname can be used. Do you want to use it?]
What Can You Do If I Am Impressive, →Cotton~Candy←, License 177*****9527, Toilet-Searching Maggot…
Li Ang had tried over a hundred IDs. This was not because he sucked at coming up with nicknames or had a bad habit. It was because he was testing the system’s limits.
“Even some immoral IDs passed the review, while some tacky IDs did not make the system say ‘Nickname is used. Please try again.’ Even thousands of digits of Pi could pass the review. This game system is really something…”
Li Ang pursed his lips and entered the nickname Li Risheng.
It was concise and clear.
Below the player’s nickname was the green EXP bar. Since Li Ang had just completed the quest with an S+ rating and 75 EXP had been multiplied by 1.6, he managed to gain 120 EXP and fill the EXP bar of Level 1.
In the killing field, a player would get a rating level for each quest completed, from barely completing the quest objective and getting C- to perfectly completing the quest and unearthing the secret behind S+.
The Game Credits and EXP obtained by a C- Rank were 100%, while C was 105%, C+ was 110%, and so on. He would get 160% of the Game Credits and EXP for S+.
Normal, ordinary people often got a C- to B+ rating due to their panic and inability when carrying out their first quest.
If they were to eliminate the possessive ghost on Shi Qingsong, they could only sneak into the parking lot, steal a vehicle, cripple it after crashing into it on the lane, and eliminate Shi Qingsong and the possessive ghost on him with gasoline.
Not only had Li Ang eliminated the possessive ghost, but he had also saved Shi Qingsong, who was theoretically extremely difficult to rescue. Therefore, he received an S+ Rank, which increased 75 EXP to 120 EXP and surpassed the requirement necessary to upgrade.
Assuming that most of the existing players were ordinary people, the average ratings of past quest ratings had been mostly around C- to B+.
In that case, if Li Ang could complete the quest with an S Rank rating every time, the EXP he gained would exceed that of ordinary people by 30% to 60%. The same applied to Game Credits.
After each quest, the gap between Li Ang and highly-experienced players would be quickly narrowed down, and he might even overtake them.
[Notice: The player’s current EXP is 120/100. You can upgrade from Level 1 to Level 2. Players can get one free stat point after an upgrade. Do you want to upgrade?]
After reading the relevant system descriptions and confirming that the upgrade would not cause gleaming anomalies or grant a buff to restore all injuries, Li Ang chose to upgrade.
[Notice: Player Li Risheng has upgraded to Level 2 and obtained one free stat point. The current EXP is 20/200.]
“After each upgrade, the maximum limit of EXP will increase by 100 points…”
Li Ang nodded his head and shifted his attention to the stats bar.
The stats bar showed the approximate value of the player’s current physiology, which was divided into Strength, Agility, Intelligence, Constitution, Perception, and Charm.
Strength, Agility, and Constitution were easy to understand. They were roughly decided through factors such as muscle strength, nerve reflex speed, and so on.
Intelligence did not equate wisdom. It referred to the ability of a person to recognize and understand objective things and solve a problem with their knowledge and experience.
Wisdom was the ability bred by a complex system composed of multiple subsystems, such as the intelligence system, knowledge system, method and skill system, and so on.
To put it simply, if players increased their Intelligence Points, they could only improve their computation capability, observation ability, thinking ability, speed of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, and solve multiple equations at most.
This could not help them instantly understand the elementary arithmetic, group theory, Euclidean space, and Clifford algebra.
Perception was the awareness of internal and external information, which was specifically displayed by the player’s ability to detect traps and sense abnormalities. Otherwise, it was intuition in the dark. As for Charm, it was the player’s personal attraction to the outside world.
The six major values of an ordinary adult male all included 5 points, and Li Ang’s stats panel showed the following stats.
[Strength: 6] (Standard of a highly-experienced fitness enthusiast)
[Agility: 6] (Standard of a highly-experienced parkour enthusiast)
[Intelligence: 7] (Genius)
[Constitution: 6] (Standard of a highly-experienced marathon enthusiast)
[Perception: 6] (Standard of a highly-experienced hunting enthusiast)
[Charm: 4] (Mediocre appearance with slightly weird speech and behavior)
These six major values were only rough indicators given by the system based on the player’s physiology and did not mean that those with higher values would definitely hold an advantage in action.
For example, a fitness instructor and a professional boxer, who both were full of muscles, had a 7-point Strength on their panels.
However, their skills were entirely different. Unlike the fitness instructor, the boxer had the ability to instantly use his muscle fibers to produce a burst of power. In action, this was a unilateral ruthless weight.
Considering that players would gain some free stat points with every upgrade, even if players were ordinary people with no special skills, they could also be compared to professional athletes standing on the peak of human physiological function after they upgraded to Level 10.
What about Level 15 and Level 20? The killing field had already started seven months ago. Only God knew how many superhumans and sweeping monks had emerged from the crowd…
Li Ang exhaled. He once again felt a sense of oppression.
After a lot of consideration, he added his free stat point to his Perception, which changed from 6 points and ‘standard perception of a highly-experienced hunting enthusiast’ to 7 points and ‘standard perception of a professional hunter’.
After all, when facing strange and unpredictable spirits, Perception might be far more important than his other stats.
Below the stat bar was the equipment bar with a human-shaped transparent outline.
There was no limit to the number set in the equipment bar, which meant that players could stack equipment at will. If conditions permitted it, they could even wear a dozen pieces of plate armor and seven or eight rings on one finger all at once.
The equipment bar stated: [Accessory: Weird Eye]
After the player panel was fully unlocked, the specific value of the Weird Eye was also shown.
According to the system prompt, the Spirit, which was also the spiritual energy, consumed by the eye was linked to Intelligence and Perception. The calculation method was [(50% Intelligence Points+50% Perception Points)×100=Spirit Points].
The Weird Eye consumed one Spirit Point per second when launching special effects and five points per second during high-intensity operation. Li Ang’s Spirit had a total of 700 points.
“If you only use this ability to see through an illusion, you can use it for 700 seconds. If you create and maintain the illusion, you can use it for 140 seconds. This value is similar to what I tested before.”
Li Ang nodded his head and shifted his focus to the quest log and shop.