Chapter 872: Plans for Mobile Games?!
Translator: Noodletown Translations Editor: Noodletown Translations
It was deep in the night.
The giant dead Heaven-Devouring Turtle provided the cultivators a temporary landing place at the entrance to the Plane of Nine-Fold Darkness in the Yellow Spring Sea. They constructed large stretches of land and islands with earth-element spells on the huge corpse of the demon, and they built a monitoring station to observe the strange movements on the other side of the crevice at the ocean bottom.
It was cold in the ocean during the night. Several black-robed cultivators slowly flew up from the bottom of the ocean and came out of the sea.
“Elder, guys.” In the dark night, the cultivators cupped their hands and reported, “Our enemy seems to have sent many soldiers to guard the bottom of the ocean on their side. We didn’t dare to venture too deep, but during our short investigation, we found that the spiritual essence in the nearby areas mainly contains yin and water properties on top of the five properties. There is gloomy and evil murderous presence in it, so ordinary cultivators can’t inhale it to recover essence.”
“I feel the opposite!” The long-haired male cultivator dressed in a black cloak was Black Demon. “The essence flowed more smoothly in my meridians when I was engulfed in the pure murderous presence.”
“The Heavenly Book said that when the Heaven separated the Earth, the light essence rose while the heavy essence fell. We each chose one type of essence to cultivate, and there are few geniuses who can cultivate both and go back to hundun…” The speaker was the Nanhua Faction Master. “It seems that we must rely on you guys from Half City to handle the Nine-Fold Darkness.”
Despite the disagreements between these factions and those cultivators in Half City, they were not mortal enemies and could put their disagreements aside to deal with the common enemy.
– While they were discussing the strategy –
In the depths of the vast pitch-black ocean bottom, hidden currents surged in the deep crevice. A pale blue array barrier lit up silently, blocking the strange and evil ocean demons from the opposite side from crossing the boundary.
But at this moment, a surge of thick and black essence slowly flew out through the array barrier in silence without alerting the barrier at all!
“These stupid humans don’t know the great powers of our clan,” a voice sneered, “But it seems like some grandmasters are guarding this sea. We can bypass this area and sneak into the middle of the mortals. By then, no one will know our origins!”
In the depths of the dark and mysterious ocean where no one could see, horrifying demons shot out in all directions like ghosts.
Meanwhile, on the island on the back of the huge Heaven-Devouring Turtle.
Black Demon said, “We’ve broken through their blockage with the stealth spell and the teleport skill from Diablo II, but it seemed to alert the demon soldiers. That was why we hurried back. But I think we can send a team of cultivators who excel in stealth and teleport into the Plane of Nine-Fold Darkness, and they should succeed.”
Meanwhile, in an extremely desolate corner in the world, heavenly thunderbolts boomed while wind and clouds surged.
Several figures floated down like immortals descending to the mortal world.
“Is this the mortal world?!” One figure glanced around with a cold gaze.
“My Lord, we’re not afraid of the mortals, but… there might be a few evil demons that comes from the Nine-Fold Darkness. Please be careful,” another one cautioned.
– In the group chat of the Cultivator Alliance –
[I think we can’t just wait for them to move first,] Gu Tingyun said,
[They can descend at any time, but we can’t go up any time,] Nalan Hongwu said, [Unfortunately, we know nothing about the Demon-Slaying Platform that they use to descend and have no opportunity to visit and learn from it.]
[Then… the only way that we can pass this void and truly know that world is…]
After a moment of silence, Xiaoyao Ancestral said, [I think we old guys can give it a try regardless of how dangerous it will be; tell us your plan.]
Morning gradually arrived.
“Ow…!” Shen Qingqing stretched, feeling lazy in this mild weather of the early morning.
“It’s almost summer break, right?” She looked at people such as Song Qingfeng and Nalan Mingxue who entered the shop with her.
After the Heavenly Academy began to give its disciples summer break and winter break, the other major academies and factions copied this practice, thinking that their elite disciples needed time to obtain experiences in the real world and be up-to-date.
After all, they had seen from the battle at Half City that the training in virtual reality, even though it felt real, was still not the same as training in the real world. In the games, the veteran players got used to not really dying and thus were not afraid.
When they encountered some unexpected situations in the real world, they experienced some negative emotions that they hadn’t known before.
Therefore, the major academies and factions encouraged the disciples to build foundations in the virtual worlds and then move onto real practice battles in the real world.
It might not be so urgent to the senior disciples who had experienced the real world already, but it was absolutely necessary for the new disciples.
It was why most of the factions and academies found it necessary to take time during the summer and winter so that the disciples could experience the real world.
“Do all the academies demand the disciples to go out and obtain experience?” Xu Zixin and Shen Qingqing chatted during their free time before playing games in the early morning.
“We will have graduated by that time!” Shen Qingqing and Xu Zixin were senior sisters to the students in Song Qingfeng’s year. Having known them in the shop for many years, they were very close.
Lan Yan said, “It’s this year!”
“Oh! I have poor memory!” They looked embarrassed and amused.
“Sister Qingqing, do you have other plans?” While making a bowl of instant noodles, Song Qingfeng sat down on a couch casually. Having been in the shop for years, they felt at home here. “Writer of the official novels… The shop owner is using your great talents for this small job?”
“I think it’s fine for me to be an official novel writer.” Shen Qingqing loved stories. “I like this job. But what plans do you guys have after graduation?”
“I plan to tour around for a while,” Song Qingfeng said, “I’ll make plans after that.”
In fact, if they were not now playing online games or were just casual players, taking some time off occasionally would have little impact.
After all, in most games, the players didn’t fight each other in the first encounter as they did in the Legend of Mir 2. Therefore, there were many casual players.
While eating instant noodles, Song Qingfeng asked Nalan Mingxue casually, “Junior Mistress, how about you?”
“After graduation, I’ll take over some family businesses. Um… I plan to pursue some new business opportunities,” Nalan Mingxue said.
“New business opportunities…?” Everyone looked at her curiously.
“Yeah.” She took out her communication jade and clicked on a strange-looking icon, which looked like a smirk face emoji with a big open mouth. There was a dot in front of the mouth.
“Isn’t it a small game in Qzone?” Song Qingfeng said in surprise. “Pac-Man!? But it looks a bit different!”
“Yeah,” Nalan Mingxue said solemnly, “I’ve been talking with the Wuwei Daoist Alliance about the feasibility of developing games on the communication jade. We plan to produce a kind of communication jade especially for playing games. I plan to name these games… mobile games!”
“Mobile… mobile games?!” Surprised, the others said, “It’s a good idea, but if people are in the internet café, who’d play on the communication jade?”
After all, the rich people would choose to play in the shop, and those who couldn’t afford to play in the shop would have no money to buy this device which was surely not cheap.
“If such fun stuff had appeared before the shop owner opened the shop, I think us young people would have loved playing it. But now…” Song Qingfeng shrugged. “It can only be used to kill time.”
“I agree…” Nalan Mingxue frowned.
The others looked speechless. “Then, why are you still doing it? You’ll lose money unless you can find people who are wealthy but can’t play the games in the shops. But do you think such people exist in the world?!”
Do they exist? Nalan Mingxue looked up at the sky subconsciously. “I think they might exist… for example…”
The others followed her gaze up to the sky.
Their hearts lurched, and cold sweat popped out as they whispered, “Are you serious…?”
Then, they looked at the sky. “You…!? Your imagination is out of control!”
“I even have a name for it.” Nalan Mingxue’s usually cold face now had a bright smile. “It will be called Journey. What do you think of it? I’ll ask the shop owner to check the final product. I don’t think it’s a long shot.”
“Aren’t you afraid of losing money?”
“Things like this can’t guarantee 100 percent success,” Nalan Mingxue said.
“Check what? What are you talking about?” At this moment, Mr. Fang came over and sat down. “We have a new game today; don’t you want to check it out?”
On the small blackboard were the big words – [God of War].