Volume 1: Chapter 19 – Everyone’s an Expert
Chen Xiu scratched his head with an embarrassed look on his face. “I’m actually quite dumb. Dr. Xiao Fei had already independently researched spatial manipulation at my age.”
The three of them turned towards Wang Zheng simultaneously. Wang Zheng was shocked dizzy as he heard the backgrounds of these three.
What is this place? I’m just here to mingle around until I can transfer to the Mech Department.
“Cough. My name is Wang Zheng, from the capital. I’m no one special.”
At this point, the three stared intensely at Wang Zheng before shouting in unison, “YOU’RE WANG ZHENG!!!”
“Uh, is there a problem?”
The three looked at each other in dismay. “Fuck, who would have thought that the most mysterious individual to be specially recruited by the academy would be in our dormitory!”
“Elder Brother Wang Zheng, I heard that you are Teacher Xiao Fei’s special assistant. In the future you must guide us.” Chen Xiu said this with a face of adoration as he looked at Wang Zheng.
Student Wang started to sweat. He understood clearly what he was worth, while the three individuals in front of him were the real deal.
Zhang Shan attentively sized up Wang Zheng. “That’s great! Hearing what my father said, it seemed the doctor had found a rare genius. Who would have thought that in our dormitory, we would have the opportunity to spend the next 4 years interact him!”
“Wang Zheng, my aim will be to surpass you. Watch out! I will definitely become Dr. Xiao’s assistant as this is the sole reason for my life!”
Yao Ailun’s small eyes began to sparkle with brilliance.
Wang Zheng was left speechless. What the hell was all this? Although the dormitory was a gathering place for the special individuals of the Physics Department, all he wanted to do was to just get this over with!
Wang Zheng had a feeling that the life of a university student would not be so relaxed.
When three impassioned scientists gathered, the topic of conversation would naturally spiral towards the direction the scientific world was headed. Wang Zheng tactfully excused himself. Hell, Xiao Fei must have done this on purpose. No matter how she arranged it, he was a warrior that lived to pilot mecha. Everything else was just a hobby.
The school was bustling with activity, and the eyes of numerous students burned with the passion of youth and ambition. Wang Zheng was no different, but he felt as if he was just a bystander. It was all Bonehead’s fault, training him to become like this.
He checked the day’s training schedule from his email. Fuck your granny! That liar was indeed persistent. He had actually sent over a hundred emails! Using the select all function, all of those messages were sent to the junk folder.
Wang Zheng did not even read a single one of the messages and had gotten rid of all of them. He had not battled for some time and felt an urge to do so. He turned around and rushed to Brothers Net Cafe.
Wang Zheng was still considered an old customer, thus the boss who cherished old customers gave him a 20% discount.
Recently, each day felt like a year. This was reflected in Solon’s hair which had almost all fallen out. He had previously written an innumerable amount of sincere emails. This was with the same sincerity he had when he wrote love letters at his university! Yet the other party did not even spare him a single look.
After Skeleton had beaten Justin, Solon had already made up his mind. This was his future. He would stake everything on it; he would either succeed or die trying!
But the problem was that his gambling chip had disappeared. What could he do?
It was a real headache!
At this point, the center’s assistant rushed in through the door, giving Solon a fright. As Solon prepared to scold him, he saw that the assistant’s face was as red as pig’s blood. “Boss, he’s re-appeared!”
“GOD! You’ve finally come back. I’ve nearly waited ‘til the yellow lily became cold. Immediately carry out the plan; advertise this in every way possible!”
“Yes Boss! Everyone has been on standby and is ready to do so!”
Even the workers outside were excited. Among CT’s achievements, even these eternally low-tier workers had finally had a sense of hope. While CT’s welfare was really good, who could withstand the long working hours with little to show for it?
The reason a single fight mattered so much was because the entire CT Publicity Department was distinguished by statistics. Once you entered it, you had to produce results; If not, you had to face the consequences. Additionally, the Rookie Arena was the one place that was most unpredictable.
Since Skeleton’s previous triumph over Justin, the usually silent Rookie Arena had become reinvigorated. Especially since kids were even starting to worship him now! However, whenever Skeleton disappeared, it was usually for a period of a month. This also led to kids waiting anxiously for his return. It was a good thing that on their first day back to school, there would be such a great show.
“Boss, we have an update. Although we have yet to start, the number of viewers have already exceeded 10,000!”
“Excellent, continue onwards. Once he makes a selection, immediately take action!”
Solon drummed his fingers against the table, his face full of excitement. What in the world could he be thinking?
An individual like him shouldn’t lack money or fame. Even if it were just for the fame, he didn’t have to start in the Rookie Area.
What was he thinking?
What must he do in order to secure a long term partnership? This was a headache inducing issue!
If Wang Zheng were here, he would have definitely shouted out just one word: MONEY~~~
Sometimes, the answer was very simple.
Wang Zheng didn’t opt to go for 1v1 this time around. Instead, he opted for the 5v5 group battle. Last time he was watching Xiaosu play, but this time he would be able to try it out for himself.
Individual battles didn’t actually have many skilled players. However, in group battles there were many learning opportunities.
Wang Zheng’s choice had caused the technicians to scramble hurriedly. Their preparations had to be changed. Who would have expected that he would have chosen to engage in a 5v5?
Twenty seconds later, the matchmaking was complete.
Wang Zheng entered the team mode.
“Hello everyone. Since I’m a girl, I might make mistakes so please bear with me,” spoke Cloud and Rain Dance. Although one could not see her looks, her voice was still pleasant to hear.
“Haha, no worries little sister. Brother here is an expert. Leave your contact info here and I will carry you3 in the future!” Stated Donkey Rider Looking for Mules before opening up his video link. He was indeed slightly handsome. He tilted his head at a 30 degree angle, showing that he even knew how to present his face. He seemed to be an expert at wooing girls!
“How are we going to fight?” Everyone is a Damned Cheater asked.
“Let’s just do as we please. It’s not like this is a high level fight.” Big Sister Zhou and I replied.
“Okay, as we please then. Let’s wreck ‘em!”
“…Fuck me. What is this? Why did we get matched up with military guys?”
The Rookie Area also had military teams. However, for above average military teams, they would still have to climb their way to the top from the Rookie Area. Then onto the Bronze Arena, the Silver Arena, and so on…
Although the other side also seemed to consist of beginners, it was unfortunate that they were from the Black Tortoise4 Corps. This was a famous diamond ranked army corps. Your average joe wouldn’t be able to join them!
“Hey, the opposing side has an individual with a 100% win rate.”
“Hehe, coming to the newbie arena to stomp noobs I guess. He must be careful not to get struck by lightning!”
“I’d love to break his hymen.5”
Game loading, 10%… 50%… 100%…
Map: Norton Star Warped Jungle
“The opposing side is full of professional soldiers, everyone be careful. Our only aim is to lose gracefully. Fuck, Skeleton, do you have a mental problem? Why did you pick a Brittleskin!” Everyone is a Damned Cheater exclaimed.
“Screw this. With a girl, a noob, and an enemy full of professionals, we’re gonna lose for sure. No need to be serious, just goof around.” Big Sister Zhou and I replied indifferently. He activated his Demon Wolf Mark V and charged out without a second word.
“Fuck, today has been full of useless people! I’ve lost the entire day! Now that school has started, why are there still so many kids playing around!” groaned Everyone is Damned Cheater. He similarly rushed out with his Beta Type V.
The other two players also set off immediately after them; two to the top lane, two to the bot lane. Only Wang Zheng went alone to the mid lane.
The mecha which spawned from the opposing base had already rushed out majestically. It could be said that piloting a mech could expand one’s own horizons. Norton Star had a gravity which was 5 times that of Earth’s which was also the case for this map.
However, Wang Zheng wasn’t worried. He hadn’t even discovered any enemies yet.
However, what the players didn’t know was that this battle had a surprisingly large number of spectators! There were over 15,000 spectators watching and the number of invitations to watch had exceeded 50,000!
Less than 5 minutes later, there was a system announcement:
Cloud and Rain Dance destroyed!
Although she was a girl, the opponents didn’t know that. The moment she exposed herself, she was destroyed by the enemy’s Hunter Type 3 with a headshot.
Everyone is a Damned Cheater was flabbergasted. He had notified her a second too late and she was already destroyed! Before he had the opportunity to react, the enemy’s Beta Type V had already appeared, savagely slicing towards him with its titanium blade.
Everyone is a Damned Cheater still had a few tricks up his sleeve, but the sniper hiding in the shadows had already fired another laser at him.
In a few breaths’ worth of time, another Hunter Type V rushed out to attack him. Being 3 vs. 2, he was done for. After all, Everyone is a Damned Cheater was basically blinded in one eye.
In the 7th Minute, Red Side had lost yet another mech. Everyone is a Damned Cheater, destroyed!
Donkey Rider Looking for Mules had nothing to say. “Everyone is a cheater! Fuck, your father won’t care anymore! Killing one of them is enough for me!”
The top lane had 3 mecha, thus the mid and bot lane would definitely only have one mech each. Big Sister Zhou and I along with Donkey Rider Looking for Mules immediately increased their speed.6
As expected, there was only one Wild Beast Type 3 on defense! Would he even be able to defend properly?
Within the protection of their mecha, the two started to make preparations for their attack. However, this Wild Beast Type 3 was rather rude. He depended on the bases’ fortifications to ward off their attacks and didn’t seem to care about fighting properly. Trying to kill the Wild Beast Type 3 while also paying attention to the battle fort did not seem realistic.7
The 3 mecha from top lane retreated back to base at top speed. They were planning to carry out another gank8 bot lane. If not, the single defender might really be annihilated! They would have to do it regardless of the effort it took.
Fuck your granny! There’s no one in mid lane? Another trap!
“Skeleton, there is no one at mid, quickly rush! We cannot be beaten without having a single kill!” shouted Big Sister Zhou and I anxiously.
Yet, what Wang Zheng really wanted to ask was if Sister Zhou was his sister or his girlfriend…
The top lane’s Hunter Type 3 was not as fast and thus decided to cut through the mid lane. On the other hand, the Demon Wolf and Beta took the longer route by returning to the base and then towards the bot lane.
Mid lane only had a noob using a Brittleskin. Even if the Hunter Type 3 wasn’t an ambushing type mech, there was nothing to fear.
Wang Zheng did not rush out aggressively. He could sense the impending danger.
On the other hand, the fight at bot lane had become incredibly intense with large amounts of explosions and gunfire being exchanged. Big Sister Zhou and I and Donkey Rider Looking for Mules had been surrounded.
Although the two previously had the advantage in numbers, they were still destroyed.
Only Wang Zheng was left.
The four who died did not think too much of the situation. After all, this was quite normal when encountering a trap game. Yet the problem was…
When the four had quit, they encountered a shock. There were so many spectators! Were they all watching their competition?
Could it be that these people were sickos that derived pleasure from watching noobs get rolled?
Big Sister Zhou and I stared blankly …Skeleton?
Could that be the Skeleton?
At this point, Everyone is a Damned Cheater could not stand it any longer and shouted, “Why are you still delaying the fight! Just surrender, don’t waste time!”
Only, he didn’t notice the number of viewers on the top right hand corner of the screen.
The enemy’s Hunter Type 3 had been destroyed. He hadn’t even noticed where that Wargod No. 1 had come from. When he had finally realized what had happened, it was already too late as a titanium alloy blade had lunged at him. He didn’t even have the opportunity to react.
“Hey, what’s the situation? Old Hat has been destroyed by a Wargod No. 1.”
“This guy might be a sockpuppet, be careful everyone!”
“Definitely. But so what if he’s a diamond player, wreck him. Spam A9!”
Four Mecha rushed towards red side’s base10. The Hunter was in charge of scouting and he rushed forward at full speed. However, he couldn’t find even a shadow of the enemy. The rest had already started to surround the base; winning was just a matter of time.
Wang Zheng waited silently for the opportunity to strike. Yet the formation of the 4 mecha was extremely tight. So long as one was attacked, the other 3 would immediately be able to retaliate.
The 4 Mecha began their assault. Explosions and ash riddled the air. At this rate the base would not be able to hold on any longer.
Time was slowly running out.
There was no way to salvage this. If an expert were to use a high level mech, there would still be a chance of victory as the piloting ability and reaction time of these individuals was not that high. However, the Wargod No. 1 was not capable of this. It would not be able to resist such an onslaught.
Could it be that the legend would end here?
Solon was about to burst out in tears. Fuck your granny! Couldn’t he have just fought a 1v1? Why a group battle? Did he not know that the rivers were filled with vicious traps?
It’s all over. Although a loss didn’t really matter, the players and their interest in Skeleton would dwindle. Solon’s future plans would be meaningless.
Why in the world was this happening!
Wang Zheng’s Wargod No. 1 continued to hide in cover, silently waiting…
However, looking at humans in general, when one neared success they would inevitably begin to become complacent. This was especially true if one was in an extremely dominating position.
At this point in time, Old Hat, the one who had been previously destroyed, excitedly shouted out over the communication channel. “Brothers! Be careful, that Brittleskin is Skeleton. He is definitely hiding somewhere waiting for an opportunity to strike. Don’t be complacent; when we win this battle we’ll be famous!”
Fuck, so that’s why the opponent’s ID seemed to be familiar. It was actually Skeleton! Didn’t he only play 1v1? We’ve struck a gold mine!
The four enemies who had initially slacked off immediately snapped back to attention. They renewed their assault on the fort with greater effort and watched their surroundings more vigilantly.
Wang Zheng’s 4 teammates sighed in regret. If they had known this earlier, they would not have fought so recklessly. Hell, as of now not even a god could save them.
- This was hard to translate but I believe this should be some sort of clever way to indicate he is looking for casual love making. You can google how mules are made if interested. ↩
- The name is 云雨舞 with 云雨 literally meaning Cloud and Rain, while figuratively meaning sexual intercourse. So Sexual Intercourse Dance… It is meant to hint at the later. Looks like we have quite the characters on our MC’s team haha. ↩
- Just incase some of you aren’t gamers. To carry means for a good players, to play with a bad player to help them reach a high rating in match making then they can get on their own (example would be to carry them from a low Bronze rating to a higher Silver or Gold rating. It’s basically for bragging writes, since higher tier means better players, and since their skill level isn’t truly on that level, they’d just be useless to their team, but that’s just me venting. ↩
- In Daoism ‘God of the north sky’ ↩
- This is a direct translation. The meaning is actually to give him his first loss. Sorry on behalf of our sometimes graphic author ↩
- This is a basic MOBA game strat. Since they spotted 3 enemies in the top side of the map, then the bottom side of the map would be a 2v1, with only the possibility of the mid lane being close enough to help the now outnumbered bot lane. So they need to push their advantage. Here is the basic design of a MOBA map, for those who don’t play games, or at least this type of game. ↩
- In MOBA games, there are AI defenses like towers that will attack enemy players within a certain range. These defense are usually slowly destroyed during the course of a game, and is not generally a good idea to fight a player while also being attacked by the defenses of the enemy base. ↩
- Another gamer term. Basically mean that someone from a different lane, will roam to an allies lane to help them kill their opponent, for various strategic reasons. ↩
- Like in a fighter game, you would spam an ‘A’ attack. Basically barrage him with basic attacks. ↩
- Teams would be separated into blue side/red side normally so you can differentiate the baddies from the good guys. ↩