Chapter 454: The Post Bar Forum Is Unlocked
Translator: Noodletown Translations Editor: Noodletown Translations
By now, Mr. Fang had finished his first round with the Legend of the Sword and Fairy 3 and achieved the happy ending. Since he was playing the game for the second time, his progress was behind most of the other players as he started from the beginning.
The players who played the game for the second time after clearing the stage and the players returning to the beginning of the game before clearing the stage would still obtain tremendous benefits by killing monsters and leveling up again.
Of course, in the later stages of the game, they could gain more than experience and cultivation strength. They would obtain greater benefits such as powerful techniques and the main character’s comprehension and inspiration about cultivation. All these benefits were better than simple cultivation strength.
However, many people wanted to clear the stage with better performances and achieve an ending that they liked. Others enjoyed the feelings of growing from weak to strong and achieving breakthroughs in battles. Therefore, a large portion of the players played this game again.
In the Legend of the Sword and Fairy 1, the players could still do tasks after passing the game. For example, Li Xiaoyao could still finish the task that Sword Saint assigned to him and become the Master of the Shu Mountain Faction. After that, the players could continue the game by managing the affairs in the faction. However, in the system version of the Legend of the Sword and Fairy 3, it was different. After the perfect ending, Jing Tian put away and sealed his sword. Although the players could still experience the happy life in Xin’an Pawn Shop, some players who sought after thrills would find it more fun to play the game again from the very beginning.
Despite the high degree of freedom in the system version of the game, it couldn’t let the players continue playing the game after the end of the Legend of the Sword and Fairy 3 until the Side Chapter of the Legend of the Sword and Fairy 3, which was another game, was unlocked. Likewise, the players couldn’t play for another 80 to 100 years until they enter the game of the Legend of the Sword and Fairy 1 and the Legend of the Sword and Fairy 2.
Such a thing wouldn’t happen.
Unlike Devil May Cry, which was perfect for warriors to play, the characters in the series of the Legend of the Sword and Fairy could cultivate either sword techniques or spiritual spells. In the Legend of the Sword and Fairy 1, players could focus on the sword control technique, or they could resort to plain attacks using Tiangang Battle Qi, or they could learn all the spiritual spells. In the Legend of the Sword and Fairy 3, the players could control Jing Tian to cultivate spiritual spells while warriors could control him to practice sword techniques. They could even move Li Xiaoyao’s sword control technique from the Legend of the Sword and Fairy 1 to here to continue practicing.
Of course, the sword control technique was Xu Changqing’s strong suit while Jing Tian didn’t show any great talent in this technique.
Jiang Xiaoyue sat together with four others while playing the game in the internet café.
Right now, people could see that Yue Bai held a demon sword and killed her way into Thunderclap Hall with the main characters without using any spiritual spells.
Beside them, the big white deer was chased by disciples of Thunderclap Hall while casting the Ice Spell. It yelled in tears, “This game is so difficult to play! Why doesn’t Jing Tian have four legs?! They will catch me soon!”
While it yelled, its screen turned grey.
“Little Bell, you are so dumb!” Jiang Xiaoyue glanced at the deer and said, “Watch me!”
Although Jiang Xiaoyue had lost several days of playtime due to the academy exam, her progress in the game was quite fast. By now, she had reached the part where she had to rescue Xuan Jian from the Ghost Realm.
Right now, she was walking on Yellow Spring Road which led to Hell, but she showed no fear in this gloomy place.
Two small ghosts floated toward her.
On the screen, Jiang Xiaoyue’s plays were so fast that the people watching could only see a blur.
“This is called kiting!” On the screen, Jiang Xiaoyue controlled Jing Tian to toss out a long-range spiritual spell. “Attack while running.”
“This is called side-stepping!” When the two small ghosts rushed up, Jing Tian calmly dodged their attacks.
Then, he tossed a spiritual spell and hit a ghost that missed the target. “This is called prediction!”
After a series of plays, the few small ghosts vanished with screams before they could touch his clothes.
The other players glanced over and yelled, “Amazing!”
“How did you do that?!”
The big white deer said, “Princess Xiaoyue, you’re awesome! Can you teach me?”
Jiang Xiaoyue snickered, “Hehehe!”
While the players were in different stages in the game, with some close to the end while others were at the beginning, it didn’t stop them from discussing the game.
“I tried the lightning-style and fire-style spiritual spells today. Just what happened after I increased its level to level 3?!” A voice came from outside the shop before the people in the shop could see this person through the windows. The voice came from Tang Yu, and he was waving a folding fan made of black jade.
Beside him was Wang Xie, a white-clothed handsome young man who looked scholarly and elegant. He said with a chuckle, “Brother Tang, you found something new?”
“More than that!” Tang Yu said, “I’ve made that spell called Shooting Star level 3, and my Lightning-Style spell, Sky-Piercing Heavenly Lightning also reached level 3. Once, I used both spiritual spells at the same time by accident, and they formed a mixed spiritual spell called Lightning-Igniting Burning Flames.”
“Indeed?” Wang Xie was also a cultivator who chose to focus on spiritual spells, but he chose a different direction compared to Tang Yu; he cultivated the wind-style and water-style spells.
“Can these spiritual spells really mix with each other? How powerful is the new spell?”
“The power more than doubled!” Tang Yu said proudly, “I’ll show you in the game.”
“Excellent! Excellent!” Wang Xie said, “If this method proves useful, I’ll buy you a bowl of instant noodles.”
“Ugh? Look! Junior Sister Xiaoyue is here.”
“That is… Senior Sister Yue Bai? They are all playing the Legend of Sword and Fairy 3?”
Jiang Xiaoyue was reading messages in the group chat in QQ.
In the Legend of Sword and Fairy Communicate Group, Jiang Xiaoyue asked, [Who knows how to get through Yellow Spring Road? I’m lost!]
Lan Yan: [Ask your Sister Mingxue. She has all the detailed maps before the Immortal World.]
Jiang Xiaoyue was surprised. [How come you guys have such things?!]
Nalan Mingxue: [😏 I paid people to scout out the areas and drew the maps. Do you want them? I’ll give them to you if you call me ‘Good Big Sister’.]
Jiang Xiaoyue: [😳]
Su Tianji: [😅]
Lan Yan: [We also have the mixing conditions for several mixed spiritual spells 😏.]
Song Qingfeng didn’t hesitate, [Good Big Sister, please give me one copy of that.]
Watching from behind, Tang Yu and Wang Xie were dazed. “Who are they? They even have all the maps leading to the Immortal World?”
After all, they had just begun playing the game!
“They have detailed maps?”
Instantly, several people turned their heads to this direction. It must be noted that there were many places like Thunderclap Hall in the Legend of Sword and Fairy 3. To defend against invaders, these places were huge and maze-like, and the players got lost easily if they didn’t pay close attention.
Wu Zong asked, “Where is it?”
Wang Xie replied, “It’s in their group chat on QQ.”
Black-robed Daoist Zhou Mo asked, “Can we join this group chat?”
Meanwhile, Mr. Fang saw that the messages in the group chat on QQ jumping like crazy, and the number on the top right corner of this group chat icon soon reached [999+].
Mr. Fang suddenly got a prompt from the System:
[The messages in the various group chats in QQ reached the limit several times. Post Bar Forum is now unlocked.]
[TL Note: Post Bar Forum is an internet product created by the Chinese company, Baidu. Just think of it as Reddit.]