Shatei Kyokufuri Yumi-Ojisan - Chapter 11
Data.10 – Old bowman, first event
Under X Battle Royale.
It was an event that only players who were under level 10 in their starting job could participate in.
As the name implied, this was a battle royale.
Participants fought each other until there was just one person left standing. There would only be one winner.
Usually, in these kinds of games, you would end up fighting about a hundred other people. But this time, every player that wanted to participate would be thrown into the same map.
The exact numbers weren’t given, but it was said to be in the tens of thousands.
Obviously, there would be an entirely new map made to accommodate all of these players.
An event map that was cut off from the world of Nextaris would be prepared.
No information about this map had been disclosed.
And you could not see it in advance.
As soon as the battle started, players would be randomly thrown into the map and fight each other as it slowly grew smaller.
There were three key points to winning.
The first was play style.
Try to survive by avoiding combat as much as possible?
Or keep killing enemies until you’re the last one standing?
I didn’t know which was better.
But I knew what I would do.
I would fight by the rules I made for myself for this event.
The second was equipment and skills.
You could only use the equipment that you were wearing.
You could not change once you were on the map. And you could not bring items with you.
But you could use all of the skills you had acquired.
As the limit was level 10, the number of skills you acquired up until then would be very important.
People who only followed others in order to get a share of the experience points would not have as many skills.
As for me, I was aware that I had a little more than most.
The last thing was collecting event exclusive items.
Most battle royale games had you pick up guns and armor along the way, but in this one, you started out with your own armor and weapons.
Instead, you could gather ‘Healing Chips’ and ‘Status Boost Chips.’ There was even a ‘Special Action Chip.’
The ‘Healing Chip’ was obviously for HP, MP or status effects.
The ‘Status Boost Chip’ gave you a boost to your stats during the event.
The ‘Special Action Chip’ allowed you to do a special action just once.
According to the official site, there were chips such as the ‘High Jump Chip,’ ‘High-speed Dash Chip,’ ‘Invisible Chip,’ and ‘Barrier Chip.’
All of them were very powerful. And whether or not you could get them would greatly affect your chances in the game.
Collecting items was not part of my playstyle, but I had to make an exception there.
“Well, the event should be starting soon.”
Players who had applied to participate had to standby in a town.
If they went out into the field, they were automatically disqualified.
It seemed like a useful feature. Someone might go out, thinking they would return quickly, but make more progress than they had expected. It would suck if you were about to fight a boss and were suddenly sent back.
‘To all players that are participating in the Under X Battle Royale. You will be warped to the event map within 100 seconds. Please make sure that you are properly equipped.’
The system voice echoed in my head.
Apparently, there were other players around me that were participating, as I could see them suddenly shudder.
Good, I could see who would be my rivals.
Still, I decided to check my equipment and status just in case.
None of it had changed since my battle with the gorilla.
Right Hand: Spider Shooter
Left Hand: (Spider Shooter)
Arms: Fists of the Forest Sage
Torso: Beginner’s Shirt
Legs: Beginner’s Pants
Feet: Beginner’s Shoes
Accessories: -, -, –
I’m sure players who saw this would want to ask,
‘Why are you still wearing beginner equipment?’
It was simple. They were very comfortable.
I…had become accustomed to this equipment.
Of course, while the equipment they sold in stores wasn’t particularly great, they still beat the beginner set.
If I cared about status, it would be wise to change them.
I wasn’t even wearing anything to protect my head.
However, I didn’t.
This was an event where everything would end once you were killed. There was no room for mistakes.
And since I wasn’t used to wearing a helmet, now was not the time to try it.
It would probably affect my aim.
It was the same with my shoes. A new pair would have an impact on my movement.
I would not be fooled by a miniscule boost in stats.
Comfort was the most important thing for me now…
Yeah, I was acting like I was some kind of VR pro.
But this had not really been an issue in games up until now.
In any case, this was the result of using all of my points after gaining 10 levels!
Magic Attack: 10
Magic Defense: 6
Skill: [Archery I]
[In Fight Arrow], [Bound Arrow], [Clear Arrow], [Immobile Sniping Stance]
I got +6 in Defense from the Beginner’s Set.
The shirt, pants, and shoes all added 2.
So it was +6 all together.
Unleashes an arrow that is weak but invisible.
The Clear Arrow was a skill that I acquired after reaching Level 10.
An invisible arrow would be difficult to dodge unless you had very sharp instincts.
However, as it was quite weak, it would not take down an enemy with one hit. And of course, it would expose the direction that you were shooting from.
It also used up a lot of MP, so it was not something that you could use without thinking.
So instead of dealing a lot of damage, it was useful as a sort of psychological attack.
‘You will be warped in 10…9…8…’
Yes, it was finally starting.
I would survive and win this.
In a flash, the town around me vanished, and a vast sea of grass stretched out before me.
I had successfully warped…but this was bad.
There was no advantageous elevated ground for me to snipe from. And there was nowhere to hide!
This was a horrible start!
In times like these, it was best to just drop low into the grass.
No, perhaps I should look for a building so I can find some chips…
It was another player…
They were trying to move away from the field and to the mountains. Their back was turned towards me.
It wasn’t that they had let their guard down.
No sensible person would believe that they could be hit by a ranged weapon from this distance.
Well…no one but me.
And so with a practiced ease, I nocked an arrow and unleashed it.
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