Level 1 Player (MT Novel) - Chapter 31
Chapter 31 – Commentary
“I’m going to kill this piece of shit! If it was a good thing, I would have sold it beforehand,” Gwess Pitt said angrily.
Gwess Pitt, in order not to turn off the game console before changing the batteries, continued to play using the charger. And the only problem turned out to be that the running time of the recharged batteries was quite short. A couple of times the console shut down in the middle of the game, then it came as a surprise to the Queen of Underworld that the batteries suddenly ran out of power. But then there was nothing you could do but put them on recharge.
Nothing else seemed to bother her since, all because about fifty high-capacity batteries now guarded the peace of her game. Of course, the battery capacity is not unlimited, but at least the game doesn’t shut down in the middle. In addition, with the new high-capacity battery you can play games for all twenty-four hours a day.
Of course, after such an upgrade for technology, the other batteries flew into the trash. But for the Queen of the Underworld, that wasn’t the most important thing.
“Now the game won’t go out in the middle!”
Yes, that had been the most important thing to her since that mishap.
“Hmm? What the hell is that?”
Gwess Pitt was about to close the buy-sell window when Choi Hyun-sung posted new items.
[XXXX home slot machine.]
– 32-inch screen;
– the ability to play with two people;
– double speaker;
– fully touch screen (LED buttons);
– required game cassettes.
[Seller: Choi Hyun-seong]
[Price: 499,999,999 points]
[XXX game cassette]
– Contains over 8,000 games;
– Compatible with XXX home game machine.
[Seller: Choi Hyun-seong]
[Price: 99,999,999 points]
“A slot machine? A cassette of games?”
The new merchandise was much different from the handheld device the girl now had. But thanks to the description, Gwess knew immediately that she needed this console, with its big screen, touch buttons, and so on, now more than ever.
“I don’t know how good this thing is, but you’ve got to buy it first…”
And the shopaholic instinct took over Gwess Pitt’s mind at the same moment.
“I wonder how different the new level is from this one?” – I thought, peering through the status window. Now that I have some free time, I can finally familiarize myself with the functionality. And the first thing to do to level up is to accumulate points.
[In order to level up to heroic, the Player must accumulate one trillion points after awakening.]
[You have 14,342,767,124 points in your account]
“What? Ah… That’s going to be a challenge.
I thought it would only take a hundred billion points to reach the next level, but it turns out I need to score not even ten times as many points, but a hundred!
“Yes, I have a long, hard road ahead of me,” I sighed heavily and opened the page with information about the Elixir.
[Elixir (legendary) blocked]
– Cures all physical and mental injuries;
– Repeated use within 24 hours has no effect;
I can only purchase the Elixir after I increase my trading level to heroic.
– And if I increase my level to heroic…
…I’ll be able to acquire the miracle drug myself!
“First, let’s see what else is out there.”
I began to scrutinize the sales window. By and large, nothing had changed. Well, except that I can now add a hundred items. However, I did find something that definitely wasn’t there before.
Definitely, that button wasn’t there before. I was bursting with curiosity.
[XXX portable game console (low level)
The Bartook is a lot of fun. Cheap stuff to pass the time with. I recommend it for purchase.
Brough – And you call that cheap? I didn’t get any powers! This is the most expensive thing I’ve ever seen.
Jin Seo Pyung – I agree. Better not to buy it.
Bartooke – Go somewhere else if you’re so penniless.
“What else is this…?”
Now, by poking at the product, I could see the comments that are usually found in online stores.
[Electric shaver XXX (low level)
Bartook – Some junk. Was worried buying this thing because there were no complaints about this item. Even if you’re curious, don’t buy this for anything! This thing only does an excellent job at one thing – cutting moustaches and beards.
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Macco Weiss – I agree. It’s a useless thing.
Dasha T – Agreed, fell for it too.
“What do they write under the other products?”
So I proceeded to look at the comments under the various potions.
[Power Potion (weak)
Bartook – Recommended. The most necessary thing for beginners. And it only costs five million points.
Nishio – Agreed.
Teru – There are a lot of sellers of this kind of item, so don’t buy it rashly. Only take potions worth five million points.
“Yep, nothing seems to be able to hide from this Bartook.
He’s everywhere, like an early stalker of mine who bought up most of my merchandise. But okay, good sales are what made that stalker make me a monopoly now.
“Oh, I need to take a look at the reviews of the products I added recently!”
[High Capacity Battery XXX (low)
Bartook – These are the best batteries I’ve seen. Except I doubt the salesman doesn’t look at his customers as wimps. If it’s the best battery, why is he only adding it now? Of course, sales for sales sake. I’m sure a lot of people have bought a lot of plain batteries. Yes, I’m so sure, because I’m one of them myself. I bought a lot of batteries to support a newcomer. But I did support them, and now everything I bought can just be thrown away. My conservative guess is that since these batteries are being sold in large quantities, there may be something even more powerful than this.
Bethar – I agree. Over time, this too will become garbage if you buy in large quantities at once. Also, I think the cost of batteries and battery is too high.
Zhang Mu Guk – It’s impossible not to buy this. The seller is definitely an asshole.
Sad B. – Even if you’re not going to buy them, you buy them anyway. And if you do, you automatically become an asshole, too. If it were an office or an organization, the price would, one hundred percent, go down.
This time, the comments of a certain Bartuk were very harsh.
With the advent of the spatial gate, human technology has created a furor. As a result, some of the appliances can be recharged with stones. Among the Players’ equipment there were things to which you could attach a stone and make it into an electric drive. But the cost of such a thing was exorbitant.
“I can’t sell that.
I hadn’t even thought about selling part of the outfit to power the rock, so I just sold high-capacity batteries. But now I think I should really think about selling batteries with even more capacity than that. Even though they’re hard enough to use for portable devices, there’s a huge variety of them.
“Oh, and the response to the arcade isn’t too bad…”
I would even say, on the contrary, very good!
“Well, now we can gawk at all sorts of stuff.”
I reopened the list of legendary and heroic level items and proceeded to browse. There was a lot to see. But among everything else, I came across something new from the level I had just opened.
“Wow… Are those really pets?”
[Red Dragon Egg (heroic)
Caution: Hatch immediately after purchase.
Obedient to whoever is first seen after hatching.
[Seller: Fire Card]
[Price: 299,999,999,999 points]
Bartoon – A dragon is very difficult to raise. Very temperamental animal, can even attack the master. But if you try and make the best effort, the little animal will serve you well.
Gordon Brue – Though it bears the seal of obedience, is it possible to sell one monster of heroic level so expensive?
Bartooke – Copy the points.
“Yes, the price really is beyond imagination.
Sure, heroic level items and skills were expensive enough, but heroic level animals were for sale at the price of a downed Boeing.
“Hmm, and why did that, I wonder, make my hands itch at once?”
Now I had ten billion points at my free disposal. But to those who bought and sold such luxuries, such a sum seemed like pennies.
“I’m afraid to imagine how expensive the Elixir is then?”
Yes, it looks like I will need just an unimaginable amount of points.
“I need to sell something first.
If I managed to sell high-capacity batteries, I’ll probably be able to sell appliances that need more power as well. And since the buying and selling window has increased to a hundred items, it is possible to find new well and always-selling items by trial and error.
Suddenly the phone rang. It was my mother.
“Hmm, I wonder if something’s wrong since she’s calling at this hour.”
On weekdays at this hour I usually went to the dungeons, so I couldn’t answer the phone. I was surprised, but I picked up the phone.
– Yes, Mom.
– Hyun Seong, do you know a man from the Soo Guild named Seo Dae Un?
– Seo Dae Woon?
I think I’ve heard that name somewhere before, but I couldn’t remember where.
– I’m not sure.
– He’s the second team leader of the Seo Guild.
– Ah! Now I remember. – Why are you talking about him?
– The man came to our house.
And that’s when I felt bad.
– In our house?
– Yes, he’s stomping around right now… Shall I let him in?
– No, I’ll call him myself. Don’t open the door!
– You haven’t done anything wrong, have you? – Mother asked worriedly.
– I will explain later.
– Ok, I understand. Don’t overdo it for us. And don’t do anything to hurt yourself!
Mother’s words made me feel even worse.
– Don’t worry, I’ll take care of it,” I said and hung up.
Without thinking too much, I called So Dae Woon’s number.
– It’s Choi Hyun Seong.
– It’s good to hear from you. I was really looking forward to hearing from you.
– What are you doing right now? Why did you come to my house and scare my mother?
– Ha-ha. I’m sorry to make you worry. First of all, calm down and think of something good. I just wanted to tell your mother the truth, that you made the decision alone… That you’re doing all this because of your father.
– The person who has to sign the contract is me, not my mother.
– Yes, of course. But I don’t think it’s a good idea to make this decision alone. I mean, you have to talk to your family, too.