Translator: Larbre Studio Editor: Larbre Studio
The players were envious of Ba Mu to be able to obtain such a treasure from the ocean even after his death.
As a result, the players became more avid to explore the Void Ocean.
There was even a phrase going around the forum:
“Do you want treasure? Then, set sail!”
Within a few days’ time, there were a hundred warships from the guilds, while the number of the minor Specter Ships had reached tens of thousands. The navy of the Beiqi Army had gradually taken its form.
On this day, Battle Online posted another notice on its official website, attracting the attention of all the players.
[Notice of the New Year’s Countdown Event]:
Thanks for the players’ constant support to our game. In conjunction with the celebration of a new year, we will launch a special event. Players with outstanding performances throughout the event will earn special rewards.
Throughout the three days of the event, all players will earn 10% extra from defeating monsters. The event consists of three activities…
First activity: New Year’s Countdown Fishing Competition (Day One)
This event will begin on the night of New Year’s Eve. Players can look for the Sea Navigator on the coast of Liuli District to register for the event beforehand. After the event has officially started, players will earn points for every fish they catch, while the score is dependent on the type of fish that is captured.
The first 1,000 players will win a Level 20 Red Weapon or armor (based on player’s choice) of the player’s respective character class. The top 100 players will be rewarded with 200 soul coins, while the top 10 players, 300 soul coins. The top three players will gain 500 soul coins. Last but not least, the winner will be rewarded with 1,000 soul coins and crowned with the event title, the New Year’s Star.
The corresponding points for different fish types during the event:
Normal fish (1 point)
Fish of Spiritual Level (50 points)
Fish of Sea Spirit Level (500 points)
Fish of Spirit Channeling Level (4000 points)
Fish of Sky Spirit Level (80000 points)
Fish of Ocean Spirit Level fish (Immediate advancement to the Championship!)
Fish of special types (1000 – 80000 points)
The players were thrilled to learn about this event. Looking at the corresponding points for different fish types, the players could no longer stay cool.
Xueli_The_Strongest: “I’m clenching my fists. Developers, please come here and take this fishing rod. Show me how to catch Taowu of the Ocean Spirit level with this!”
Crayon_Shinchan: “(covering my face) That’s a little too much! You’re even thinking about the Ocean Spirit already. If someone catches it, I’ll eat shit on a live stream!”
Strike_Gold: “For players like us, the Sea Spirit Level is already our limit. Even if we work as a team, the most we can handle is a fish of Spirit Channeling Level. But, are we supposed to sacrifice our life to catch this Ocean Spirit? (covering my face)”
Invincible_Loneliness: “Hehe~ That’s interesting. On the day of the event, I’ll go fishing in the deep sea with my Black Pearl Warship~”
Watermelon_Taro replied to Invincible_Loneliness: “Boss, bring me along. I have neither a ship nor a warship. I’m afraid that I will never be able to catch anything by the shore!”
Cultivating_Longevity: “I haven’t gone fishing for at least sixty years. Hehe, how I miss it~”
Soda_Water: “You’re all finished. I’m going to bring out my grandfather, the fishing addict. He is a strong competitor!”
Crayon_Shinchan replied to Soda_Water: “What? Even your grandfather’s joining, too? That’s so cool!”
Soda_Water replied to Crayon_Shinchan: “Not only my grandfather, my parents love fishing as well. Our whole family shall fish together! (cool)”
Second activity: New Year’s Treasure Hunt (Day Two)
Throughout the event, the New Year Certificate will auto-refresh every ten minutes at the Mansion of the Dead and Liuli District. All players can search for this certificate in these two areas during the event period. Players can redeem the rewards from the NPC Festive Messenger, with the certificate.
List of rewards:
1 New Year Certificate: Ten bottles of Revive Potion
5 New Year Certificates: One random Level 30 Blue Weapon
20 New Year Certificates: One random Level 30 Red Weapon
50 New Year Certificates: One Level 50 Skill Book of corresponding character class
100 New Year Certificates: Event title, the New Year’s Star
New Year’s Star (Blue title): The movement speed of the player, who wears this title, will increase by 10%
300 New Year Certificates: Inheritance of Character Class (Ghost Monster)
Upon reading the summary of the second activity, the forum was once again full of discussions.
Strike_Gold: “I’d like to know if the New Year Certificates can be traded. This is a very important question.”
Invincible_Loneliness: “If it can be traded, then on the day they release the New Year Certificates, I will be standing right next to the ambassador and buy them all in cash~”
Crayon_Shinchan: “Horrible. Wealthy players are so presumptuous. Wait till I gather all 300 certificates to redeem the inheritance.”
Xueli_The_Strongest: “I don’t think it can be traded. It’s time to depend solely on our luck. I, Xueli, am not asking for much. I only want the title of the New Year’s Star. Next time, I shall be called as Xueli_The_Fleet_Footed!”
Ye_Chen_The_Most_Handsome: “Will this be predestined as well?”
Crayon_Shinchan replied to Ye_Chen_The_Most_Handsome: “Please don’t be predestined anymore. It’s terrifying. You’ll give us a very bad gaming experience!”
Ye_Xueer_is_the_cutest: “I’ve achieved class advancement to be the Cursed Apostle. So I’ll just take the event title…”
Third activity: Sales at the shop (Day Three)
On the third day of the New Year’s event, there’ll be a 10% discount on all items in the shop. This event will last for an hour. Players are encouraged to make the most of the time to make their purchases.
The three activities were specially customized by Lu Wu for the players to celebrate the advent of a new year.
It was apparent that Lu Wu introduced the third activity to compensate the expenses.
The first two activities cost him greatly. On the third day, with a 10% discount, he expected a great number of players to hurry to purchase items. By then, he would be able to earn back the outlay.
After all, wool comes from the sheep’s back!
As someone who held the highest authority, Lu Wu certainly understood the theory.
The introduction of the event hyped the players up. They were all enthusiastically planning out a strategy to rule the event. The forum, once again, went into a fever.
Xueli_The_Strongest: “10% discount! Hehe. I can finally build my cute little ship~”
Strike_Gold: “I’m anticipating the event~ Brothers of the Great Dragon Guild, let’s all give our utmost effort during the event and get the first place!”
I_Am_Berserker: “The event sounds so interesting. But, where is our long-awaited top-up system? Who deleted the petition post? Come forward. Let’s see if I can twist your head off.”
Crayon_Shinchan: “Oh yes! Now that I’m reminded, the top-up passage hasn’t been introduced. Are they planning to terminate this game? Is the boss trying to generate electricity with love? Is he going to pay us with love?”
A_Mammoth: “Brothers, let’s create another post. We must tell them justly. We! Request! For! A! Top-up! System!”
Invincible_Loneliness: “Agreed! How are we supposed to gain strength without the top-up system? It’s not right to do this for this game. You’re spoiling the market. What would the predecessors of the top-up passage think?”
Crayon_Shinchan replied to Invincible_Loneliness: “The predecessors would probably climb out from their tombs and thrash the boss of Battle Online. Explain to him what it means that we can only become stronger with the top-ups (hilarious)”
Lu Wu put on an indifferent smile as he read the comments. Then, he nonchalantly deleted the new post that was being upvoted uncontrollably!