Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa
A/n: A change in methods requires a large change in Skills; that sort of thing happens, ne.
The Day Hobbies became just Hobbies
The day after I exchanged words with the dragon(?) girl, I called upon the forge to make arrowheads in order to replenish my arrows. And there, as always, is the Boss… this is about the same time I usually log in, but …?
“Boss, good evening~.”
After giving my greeting, I tried to enter as usual to make arrowheads, but.
“Earth, have you read the official notice? If you haven’t, you’d better go check it immediately, zo.”
Is the warning that he gave with a voice tense with weariness … Wondering what heck happened, when I looked for the official notice on the homepage, a huge notice was trailing down the site.
Important Announcement: The One More * Free Life * Online Devs
To all players, thank you for always choosing to enjoy One More * Free Life * Online. At this time, we have an extraordinarily important announcement to make, so we ask that you definitely read this notice.
Up until now, we have received a large amount of opinions from all the players that the growth system is not understandable; we have decided to make a portion of the information public and will inform you of them here.
1, There are 4 attributes of directions that Skills can develop your growth; these 4 are weapon abilities, magic abilities, crafting abilities, and reinforcement abilities.
2, In regards to Skill composition, of course it is possible to take all 4 attributes, however if you focus on taking 1 attribute only there is a special growth-limit increase bonus granted. (It is also explained later, but reinforcement abilities are an exception.)
3, Furthermore, if you do not have that bonus, you can’t learn the highest-ranking Arts or acquire the higher-ranking Skills.
4, Furthermore, if you have taken Skills with several attributes, on one hand your flexibility will increase, but you part with the power that you would get from focusing on 1 attribute.
Concretely, the high-ranking Skills you will not be able to progress further are weapons, magic, and crafting; if you’ve taken all of these attributes, compared to the limit of focusing on one, the Skills’ learning limit is around 2 less, and “the strength of the learned Skill abilities” will be largely inferior.
5, For that reason, if you have aspirations towards the appeal of being the strongest in your play-style, take only 1 of any of the attributes of Skills; if you abandon attack power and look for flexibility, then we recommend for you to take several attributes of Skills.
6, However, reinforcement abilities (for example, Physical Reinforcement, Mental Reinforcement, and Thief) are exceptions to this rule. Therefore, players who have decided to focus on only one, whether weapons, magic, or crafting, are able to match it with reinforcement abilities.
7, Furthermore, in regards to weapons, they are things that cannot handle or take two attributes (for example, a player-made, specially-shaped weapon would fall into this category), and there will be Arts that will be unable to be learned (Arts of martial Skills that use both weapons and magic together fall into this category).
With this information being made public, for the growth up until this point, and in consideration of the players who would leave, believing that they will not be able to meet the future growth they desire, from today for a month’s time, we will begin having a special service that allows free Skill erasures and ExP conversion; for further details on the method to do so, please continue reading here.
This is … they’ve released a huge chunk of hidden information, na; this is going to be tough for a while.
“Did you read it? So, what are you going to do? If I remember, you took weapons, magic, and crafting all together, so it might get tough for you, in the future.”
Is what Boss told me.
After this 1 month passes, unless there’s some compelling reason, it looks like players are mainly going to go towards 1-attribute focuses.
“Boss, since the me now is unmistakably the me I want in this world, I’m gonna continue doing things this way. It’s not like I’m going for the two words “The Strongest” in this game, anyway.”
When I sad this, the gloomy Boss laughed happily.
“Is that how it is; one by one the guys who had second jobs disappeared, and I was on the brink of loneliness, but if an interesting guy like you stays and comes back, then the loneliness will be lifted a little bit!”
So things have already been occurring in places I haven’t seen.
It’s already something that can’t be helped, huh … the desire to be stronger than anyone is quite a natural thing to have; it’s not something that should be pointlessly stopped.
While conversing with Boss, in the mean time I finish making the arrowheads for restocking and leave the forge; next I’m going to the woodworking station to mass produce arrows, but there too the conversation is about the same thing, and there too I have to convey that I will be continuing to come. The movement has been intense beyond expectations after all; it would be good if there are no economic repercussions that come from all the second-job crafters disappearing.
I wonder what Zwei and the others will do; since they move through the guild, it would be fine to find 6 people with different specialties to form a party, and unlike me, they have Fairies, so they would probably be able to correct the structure of the party with the Fairies’ support.
For me without a Fairy, who mainly solos on top of that, if I’m not able to do everything to a certain degree, just wandering around will be way too tough, so in the end, preserving my current status should be the number 1 option.
Anyway, until one week passes, I probably won’t clearly understand the impact. An unchanging me and a changing world; somehow I have the strange feeling that I’m being left behind, but it can’t be helped.
While thinking like that, the day passes by.
[Wind-Blown Hunting Bow]Lv11
[Small Shield]Lv 6
[Physical Ability Reinforcement]Lv31
[Fairy Language]Lv99 (Forced Acquisition) (Unable to be moved to Reserved Skills)
Titles Possessed: The One who Charmed Even the Fairy Queen, The One who Defeated a Great Foe Alone, Liberator, ???
His second name from other players is “The Fairy Queen’s Husband-san”
A/n: The amount of compositions that give off a “slump”-like feeling isn’t small.