So with The Esteemed 5th Holy Sheeprabbit, Estelion Sharlulu Asheel Vinchance Celenalia di ef Falufiluu’Luufilaafee (The 35th) doing more chapters, I feel it’s useless to do the same ones that they do, but since they will be skipping around, I will put out the half prologue I have done out and then try and fill in the gaps that they leave.
I was only doing the prologue to both see how well I can do it and to show everyone the difference in quality. Let me be clear, my focus is making the Machine Translation understandable so as to get a sense of what is going on.
The prologue is just an example of my work and reflects all work after it.
VR (Virtual Reality) was made about a half century ago and has managed to become an indispensable technology in today’s economy.
School is taught from home through a terminal at home. This meant a school could be made without cost of maintenance and without dangers of to and from commutes.
Businesses could greet clients through VR and all documents were digitized, making it overwhelmingly cheaper to rent and maintain a private server than buying and maintaining a building.
Because all things outside of physical needs could be satisfied with virtual reality, the VR technology continued developing rapidly.
Of course the game industry couldn’t help but join in. The resulting equipment was still quite expensive but it wasn’t rare for parents to give them as gifts to celebrate coming of age.
A number of VR only games ended up being developed.
Sakimori Kagami was also a normal youth who received a VR machine for his coming of age.
He went to a normal high school, graduated from a normal university, and entered a normal company.
He worked from home through the VR machine and was able to eat his mothers cooking for lunch during break and then went back to work.
There was no commute nor overtime work so he had no complaints about how he spent his days.
A game called [Arc Earth Online] was a VR game that had a closed beta that began and ended very quietly.
The reason that Sakimori Kagami knew about this minor game was because of a commercial that had aired late at night
The commercial went without sound or movement. It only displayed an VR access code for 15 seconds.
After starting the game out of curiosity, a title read [Arc Earth Online] appeared in a white room. The only other thing were two lines:
Begin Open β
He didn’t hate the fact that they didn’t try to butter him up. Thinking this, he tried downloading it. And after choosing “yes”, he installed it.
Without background textures or style fonts, he had no idea what kind of graphics or world this game would be.
As though attracted by something impossible to explain, he moved his right hand to begin.
The installation finished in about 15 minutes. When started, the home screen appears to the backdrop of the real world as if it was CG.
[Note: because it was CG. Also, just take a moment to realize that an entire virtual world was downloaded in a matter of 15 minutes. Think about how awesome that internet speed is compared to yours.]
With excitement, Kagami started making his own avatar.
Thus began Sakimori’s adventure in [Arc Earth Online].
[Arc Earth Online] officially started 4 years ago. It had no advertising for it, it only spread by word of mouth, despite that it managed to become one of the largest online games. Despite the number of players though, there was little information on the internet.
Kagami began from the open Beta and is now renown as a veteran player.
The setting of the game was classic fantasy with an overwhelming degree of freedom.
There was only one weird thing about the game.
The version only updated twice within 4 years. No one knows the developer nor is there an official website.
But it gave a certain charm to the game and many players liked the unrestricted attitude it gave to the game.
Though it seemed optimistic to think so, the game was nearly complete upon release with hardly any bugs.
Today, Kagami was in charge of getting rid of a herd of monsters near the border of the country. Such subjugation missions were on a turn based system between players of the country.
And today was Kagami’s turn.
On the way out of the tower being used as a base, The high-pitched voice of his sister rings out telling him it’s time for dinner
After consuming dinner, he once again dived back into virtual reality.
Just before logging in, he noticed he received an email.
The contents of the email was about the money he had spent on [Arc Earth Online] was about to expire.
He had bought $8 when the game first started, and then $16 more a month later. (TLN: fuck yen, I’m going to have to tell you the conversion rate anyway, I may was well just put it in dollars.)
[Arc Earth Online] has a item shop that was similar to other net games. Even though you couldn’t buy armour and weapons, you could get cosmetic equipment.
A [Vanity Case] is one of them and with it the avatar could be changed and modelled to ideal. Of course, Kagami purchased one.
The [Vanity Case] could reset the appearance of the avatar for $4 and had an abundance of choices.
Even at the start of the official service there were in the thousands appearance options but with the [Vanity Case] it is possible to choose from tens of thousands. It was common sense for players to reset there character and remake them using the [Vanity Case].
The character Kagami created was full of majesty. The figure was full of the dignity of a wizard like gray hair and a long beard. Kagami spent a full day making it.
The name of the avatar came from the principle of the worldwide hit movie about an adventure with a ring.
The name is Danbalf.
His class was Summoning Expert.
He chose a mage ate the beginning of open beta but didn’t understand the method to learn magic at all. Without being able to manage even the simplest magic, he resorted to just single-minded bashing with their cane.
Even if he leveled up, he didn’t learn magic and there was no manual or tutorial.
It was a ridiculous game and many chose to abandon the game but others found fun in exploring it. However, learning magic proved impossible after looking.
So when the official game started, he changed magic class.
It is only possible to summon by clearing summoning art quests. The Summoner can then employ through contract any spirits defeated. The degree of difficulty of the acquisition is high but the method to learn how to summon only requires you to take up quests from the exclusive bulletin board.
Because it is a summoning mechanic.
The lack of explanation even after official service started made many groan with complaints. After running around with no clue an opportunity presented itself.
If sever conditions were met, than a player can found a country.