Shatei Kyokufuri Yumi-Ojisan - Chapter 17
Data.15 – Old Bowman, To the Next Step
(Note from translator-san: a few changes had to be made to skill/names. Sorry for the confusion.)
I was now back in town after being led to the forest due to false information.
It was a lot faster when you had Warp Arrow.
I had considered doing a class change right then and there, but was too scared to leave myself vulnerable in a field that I wasn’t familiar with.
Besides, a second job wasn’t something so unusual that it was better to hide it.
In fact, most day-1 players would have reached it by now.
Though it was apparently a little different once you reached the 3rd job.
So, I decided to sit down on the park bench and do this fancy class change thing.
The player was not able to decide which job they would change into.
The game would make that decision based on your playstyle up until that point.
However, I had a good idea of what it would choose.
‘Class change confirmed! Your class has changed from ‘Shooter’ to ‘Archer’!’
It seemed that I had gone from having a job that was vaguely about shooting, to one that mainly used bows.
It wasn’t much of a change, but it was a big step.
And so I decided to look through my status.
Attack: 30 Defense: 16
Magic Attack: 20 Magic Defense: 12
Speed: 22 Range: 100
These numbers excluded the boost I got from skills and equipment.
First, I was happy to see that ‘Range’ had remained my unique status.
I had already used 20 levels worth of points for it, and it would have been a great waste if it was changed now.
Aside from that, there was nothing particularly interesting about the status distribution. However, it was nice to see that everything had been raised.
There were some other changes.
The skill [Bow Arts II] ranked up to [Bow Arts V].
What was most notable about this, was that the +20 boost to attack and range was now a +50 boost.
Furthermore, I had acquired a new skill, ‘Satisfying Shot.’
A chance of increasing the damage of an arrow.
Probability will increase with the player’s level.
There you go. An attack buff skill that was based on chance.
In other words, it was like a critical hit.
As archers were seen as being dexterous, they tended to get these kinds of skills that increased the chance of a critical hit.
Still, you couldn’t really depend on something that was by chance, and so I felt a little conflicted by it.
Even if it did activate and I was victorious because of it, it would feel like I had merely been lucky.
Well, there was no point in complaining about it.
I would enjoy myself more if I just accepted things as they were.
In my case, my attack ability was quite low, so I had to shoot multiple arrows.
The more I shot, the higher the chance of getting a critical hit. And so I suppose that I could consider it a good match for me.
Now, there was one last thing that had changed.
This one was quite surprising. The bonus points I received from leveling up went up from 5 to 10.
Yes, it was doubled. You would grow twice as quickly on your second job.
In that case, it was time to put all 10 points right into ‘Range’!
And with that, my Range went up to 110, without buffs.
“…To be honest, I haven’t gotten that much stronger.”
I couldn’t help but mutter it out loud.
It was my honest feeling. And it wasn’t exactly unexpected.
The hurdle for getting here had been incredibly forgiving.
Anyone could have done it if they put in enough time.
That meant a decent number of people would have become ‘Archers’ as well.
And if ‘Archer’ turned out to be a powerful job, then Shooter’s reputation would improve as well.
However, I saw no signs of that happening yet.
In other words, Archer’s reputation was not particularly good either.
After all, the stats were still unimpressive, so it wasn’t a surprise.
Getting more ‘strengthening points’ was a big deal, but it likely applied to everyone.
It wasn’t a strength that was exclusive to Archers.
While summarizing it like this did make the changes seem disappointing, it really wasn’t bad.
It wasn’t flashy, but I was definitely stronger. It was a standard kind of evolution.
And I had already done decently well for myself as a ‘Shooter.’
Now that I was at the next step, which was ‘Archer,’ I should be able to go even higher.
I would continue to increase my range and make up for the rest with skills and equipment.
No changes would be made to my play style.
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“That being said, where should I start…”
I climbed up a tree and lay down on an especially thick branch as I watched the clouds pass by in the sky.
The wind was blowing strong and hard.
There were a lot of bird-type monsters flying as well.
Just watching them was interesting, as they had designs that were so different from reality.
Surely something with that shape would not be able to fly… And yet they did. And quite gracefully too.
It was important to find things of interest outside of combat, if you really wanted to enjoy an MMO.
However, the little kid in me was screaming for me to go on an adventure right now.
And it was true, I did want new equipment as soon as possible.
According to some information I had seen, there was a certain super rare monster on the field.
Aside from being strong, it would only appear in that one place when certain conditions were met. However, defeating it meant being rewarded with a whole set of armor.
A super rare monster…I liked the sound of it.
Especially since it dropped equipment. I would very much like to fight it.
My body was tingling with so much anticipation, that I shot an arrow into the air without really thinking.
By accident, the arrow hit a monster bird that was screaming. And it came down with one hit.
It was a very large bird too… But it was still one hit…
Did it just happen to have low endurance?
No, that wasn’t it.
But I wasn’t sure what had caused it.
Perhaps arrows were more effective against flying enemies.
That’s why it went down like that.
Alright, time to shoot down more bird monsters.
They flew in every direction at a tremendous speed. So learning how to hit them would surely improve my skill.
Kiririri…shu! Shu! Shu!
Hmm. I was missing most of the time.
Though, the strong winds might have had something to do with it.
Kiririri…shu! Shu! Shu!
Not to mention that most of the monsters seemed quite smart.
They would escape into the clouds until I stopped.
Kiririri…shu! Shu! Shu!
Hmm? The arrow that went through the clouds hasn’t come down?
Was there collision detection?
In that case…
With low expectations, I tried using Warp Arrow.
In the next instant, I was up in the clouds.
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