Gamers Are Fierce - Chapter 47
Three days later, Li Ang sat in front of the computer and browsed the web with a solemn face. The mottled, brilliant light was reflected on the glass lens.
“Maco’s first online reading site has opened…”
The pretentious female voice shouted sweetly, and a variety of ladies in skimpy clothes flashed across the web page.
Li Ang was not browsing through some kind of R-rated website. To be precise, this was an in-depth forum established by some Killing Field players who used this website as a cover to facilitate communication.
The forum was located deep in the web. The standard search engine couldn’t search for any relevant information at all. One had to type the URL directly and reach it after several jumps.
The forum URL would automatically add a Tor Browser package for visitors, help users prevent traffic filtering, explore and analyze using automatic crawling software, and achieve an anonymous External Connection and Hiding Service.
In other words, even players who did not understand IT technology could visit forums safely while unsupervised at home.
The evening that he had completed the [Solitary Temple] quest, Xing Hechou transferred 900 Game Credits to Li Ang through their friend status and sincerely invited him to join the Special Affairs Bureau.
After thinking about it for a moment, Li Ang refused politely but promised to maintain a good relationship with the Special Affairs Bureau and have intelligence interactions with it. On the other hand, Xing Hechou revealed to him some relevant information about the Killing Field.
The information included the URL of this player forum.
Maintaining such a deep web forum required considerable manpower, material resources, and financial resources. Li Ang also speculated that the high probability behind the establishment of the player forum had been promoted by the Special Affairs Bureau.
The staff of the Special Affairs Bureau or the network supervision department of foreign intelligence organizations might specialize in collecting intelligence information on the players who were on the forum right now.
There were a lot of boards on the forum, as well as strategy guides, black market replacements, and even online discussions.
[Currently known types of spirits and analysis of their special abilities]
[Method to obtain an S Rank clearance evaluation! Includes some hidden knowledge.]
[New idea about stat point configuration for players below Level 5]
[Buying Melee Skill at a high price without a limit on the grade or level! Can pay by Bitcoin or Game Credits! Will pay more than the official sale price!]
[Selling high-level Werewolf Teeth! All grown by me! They carry the rabies virus, so if you mind, don’t buy them! Limited quantity. First come, first served. Payment methods supported are Bitcoin, Game Credits, and cash!]
[My quest rating is always B Rank or C Rank… Game novice asking for guidance.]
[My sister-in-law seems to have become a new player. As a Level 4 player, what should I do?]
All kinds of posts emerged one after another, and the refreshing frequency was relatively high. Furthermore, many lurkers were looking at the posts and not taking the initiative to post anything.
The number of players was relatively high…
Li Ang browsed a little and closed the web page.
On the forum, player transactions were generally conducted through Game Credits or Bitcoin. Game Credits could be directly exchanged for equipment and items in the in-game shop, while Bitcoin, which had hidden attributes, was naturally exchanged for cash in reality.
The official website of the Special Affairs Bureau pretended to be the official website of an outdated small fertilizer company. The price of one Game Credit was 10,000 in cash.
The price of Game Credits on the forum’s black market was 10% to 20% higher than the official one.
This was also normal. The Killing Field had been launched seven months ago. Financial organizations and overseas intelligence organizations with more channels of information and resources than ordinary people must have planned and gotten prepared.
Money did not make any sense to them. Instead, important resources in the game, such as Game Credits, got them closer to possessing extraordinary powers. They were more likely to continue to occupy the upper class in the upcoming wave of time.
Li Ang believed that if they were not afraid of the collapse of the currency market, the financial organizations that only had money would very likely offer 200,000 or even 500,000 to acquire some Game Credits…
There was no problem if the [Protection Jade Pendant] that could protect an ordinary person from a fatal blow once could be sold for 18 million, right?
[Small Treatment Potions] that rarely appeared in the game shop could cure most diseases, including cancer. What if they could be sold for hundreds of millions of USD, right?
Even the [Ripple Breathing Technique] in Li Ang’s skill bar, which could delay aging, would be sold for at least 10 billion USD at the Sotheby auction…
In the face of death, everyone was equal and enjoyed life to the fullest. Did it make sense to be indestructible?
As for top-notch influential officials and wealthy people, they could mobilize resources that ordinary people couldn’t even imagine. However, in front of death, they would lose their dignity just like beggars.
In order to be able to live a long and safe life, enjoy a luxurious lifestyle forever, and never get off the car, the tycoons were willing to give everything they had.
Money, conscience, even humanity…
“Alas, after carefully thinking, I seem to have missed hundreds of small goals.”
Li Ang sighed as he thought about how much the [Ripple Breathing Technique] could sell for. “However, in the real world, where psionic phenomena are rampant, the Ripple Breathing Technique, which could cause realistic harm to spirits, is always priceless and has a small market demand.”
Li Ang, who comforted himself for a while, walked out of his bedroom and saw Chai Cuiqiao, who was wearing a skimpy blouse, lying flat on the sofa with her legs crossed over one another while using Li Ang’s smartphone, scrolling through TikTok, and constantly giggling.
“Beep beep, beep beep.”
“Sube, sube, sube.”
“Wang Ye, who is in charge of martial arts, pays his respects to Head Daoist Master.”
Li Ang lifted his eyebrow.
When the quest had ended three days ago, Li Ang had been worried that Chai Cuiqiao would not be able to adapt to modern society. Thus, he had taken ‘The Detailed Explanations of Modern Society in an Alternate World After the Fall of a Beautiful Girl From the Sky- Revised Edition’ out of the storage box.
At the time, Li Ang had been so bored that he had entered the second section. The book had deliberately used the thesis format to explain in detail the various problems of daily life in modern society so one could meet a beautiful girl in an alternate world one day and allow her to adapt to modern earth.
He hadn’t expected that Chai Cuiqiao would adapt to modern society so quickly.
“Can’t you learn something better?” Li Ang said while having a headache. “You’re always playing with the cell phone every day. You’re either scrolling through TikTok and Weibo or playing Honor of Kings and PUBG. Where are the characteristics of the daughter of a wealthy family?”
Chai Cuiqiao exited the TikTok page very obediently, opened the radio station broadcasting software, and listened.
“Zhao Yun has a white horse and a silver spear. He fought against the generals and is mighty and brave. He charged seven times through the ranks of Cao Cao’s armies and killed the enemy to the point that they abandoned their army and discarded their armor after being utterly defeated.”
On the radio station, the crisp female voice spoke softly.
“Are you listening to the Romance of the Three Kingdoms?” Li Ang nodded. “This is more like it.”
The broadcast continued. “However, Changban was a real piece of work. She was akin to the lead courtesan of the Yi Hong Brothel. After calming down, she struggled and made Zhao Yun retreat in defeat.”
What are you listening to?
Li Ang’s face darkened. Not caring about Chai Cuiqiao, whose eyes were glued on the cell phone, he grabbed the phone. “I’m going out. Stay at home.”
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