Xiang Tiange put on his sneakers, opened the door, and walked out while doing chest muscles training.
The strong muscles visible to the naked eye tensed and relaxed powerfully with his movements.
After entering “Mist Continent”, there was a significant improvement in the recovery of his physique.
Xiang Tiange was used to getting up at 0:00 every day. After 5 hours of live streams, he would go for a morning run until 6:00 a.m. Later, he would visit a breakfast place before returning home. Usually, he would then go for a bath and some reading.
9 a.m. would mark his next exercise session, lasting until noon. Then, he would play games all afternoon — or come back from errands and enter the Mist Continent on time at 4 p.m.
His schedule was unlike the youngsters like Jiu Er and Lin Yiyi.
Xiang Tiange was not that young anymore. So he prioritized taking care of his body. It just so happened that he had the spare, so it was still vital to keep up with proper exercises.
However, as he was jogging halfway, a sudden buzz appeared in his mind. A line of words appeared:
[Mist Continent has been updated to a newer version.]
[Starting from the current version, it is no longer mandatory for characters to take an 8 hour break before the next login. There is no longer a minimum and maximum time limit for logging on and off. You can deal with related affairs in your reality at any time.]
[Situations such as hunger, dry cough, disease, and excretion of the body in reality can be viewed in the game; all social applications installed in the mobile phone, including text messages and phone functions, have been incorporated into the “mini-programs” of the forum. They can be accessed directly in the game.]
[However, players are still asked to rest before entering the game. Please take care of your real life first, don’t affect your study, work, and health for the sake of the game.]
[The teleportation mechanism has been activated, spending 5% of the current level experience to perform teleportation, or you can use the affection rating to purchase teleportation membership from the faction leader; the teleportal range will gradually increase as the main storyline progresses. Players are given access to the missions for the construction of teleportation.]
[After going online, you will automatically receive “Ritual: Return to the Teleportation Point”, which can be used once every three days. After using it, you may return to the previously registered teleportation point; after death, options of “return to the registered teleportation point” and “resurrection in place” will be added. Subsequent players will get this ritual after completing the beginner mission.]
[The open beta version is about to be released. Please pay attention to the follow-up content in time.]
[Do you wish to watch the new version of the promotional video?]
This shit looks legit…
Would there be a silly kid treating this like a game? Is there any point in trying so hard to maintain the perception of being a game?
Xiang Tiange—or rather, Delicious Wind Goose couldn’t help but complain in his heart.
Although he did not know if he would pass out when watching the promotional video, he chose to walk to the inner aisle. Then, he sat on the steps of the roadside shop so as not to black out and obstruct the passers-by.
He wiped his sweat and closed his eyes.
Meanwhile, Lin Yiyi was still in the game.
She had planned to go offline at 8.00 p.m.. After seeing this update prompt, she raised her head and glanced at the sky in surprise.
“Is this a hotfix?” But after all, she was in a safe place. She opened the promotional video without any hesitation.
Then, she opened her eyes widely.
“Eh…” Longjing Tea was about to quit the game and had returned to his room, so he accessed the promo video without any concerns.
“How come I’m in there!?” As soon as he watched the beginning of the clip, he couldn’t help but complain.
He did not even know when this was recorded. The act of pretending to study was conspicuous in the classroom.
It reminded him of when he lowered his head to play with his phone or read light novels during school. It gave off the feeling that his crime scene was recorded, edited, and published to the public…
But he soon got rid of the feeling of being ashamed.
The smile on his face faded away.
“Is the Black Tower destroyed?”
Has Mentor Clarence also died?
—Are you constructing spells now?
—Did I disturb you?
Clarence’s concerned voice rang in Longjing Tea’s ear.
He still remembered the lazy and nostalgic chuckle when he watched the silly teenagers play.
He still remembered the vast library that shocked him tremendously.
He still remembered those fantastic books. Books that could talk, books that were as delicate as a girl’s skin, books that could only be read with heat-insulating gloves, books that could only be read after answering the password…
He remembered the light in those children’s eyes.
He remembered his mentor, Mr. Clarence.
“Is Swamp’s Black Tower facing annihilation?” Longjing Tea closed his eyes slightly.
He thought for a moment, then opened his eyes faintly.
“I can’t ignore this.”
“Annan! You’re so cool.”
Lin Erer, who got up from the dormitory and looked at his phone on the bed, couldn’t help but smack his leg in excitement.
His roommate was awakened by the smack and glanced at him blankly while half asleep.
This alerted Lin Erer as well.
He thought for a moment and tried to call Lin Yiyi.
At this time, Lin Yiyi should still be in the game. What an opportunity to try this new feature.
The other party took about 10 seconds to pick up the phone. He should have studied how to answer the call.
“Hey?” Lin Yiyi’s familiar voice came from the other end of the call. The audio quality was exceptional too.
“Sister?” Lin Erer whispered, “Can you help me to take an official leave from the tutor?”
“Can’t you do it yourself?”
“No. I saw the new event. The fight is happening soon. It’s not convenient at school. They might check on my dorm. I’m thinking we will be busy in the next few days. How about I crash at your place for a few days?”
While he was talking about the event, he intended to slack off.
At the same time, the food at Miss Jiu Er’s house was superb.
Lin Yiyi was a little helpless, “Your leave lasts a couple of days. Would your instructor approve it?”
“Yes! I have good grades, and I am obedient. If the reasons are good, why won’t he approve it?”
Lin Erer laughed along and whispered, “Sister, please…”
“Fine, I’ll say I’m married, and the family asks you to return to your hometown. That should work, right?” said Lin Yiyi impatiently.
Lin Erer shuddered and woke up completely, “No, no, sister! I’ve used this reason! You can’t marry a second time!”
“What?” Lin Yiyi was silent for a long time and then made a puzzled voice, “What the hell? Why didn’t I know that I was married?”
“Just last time…”
“Fine~ Then I’ll call your tutor at noon. I’ll give you a leave for half of the month.”
Lin Yiyi raised his brows and sneered, “But then you don’t bother with what excuse I use to ask for a leave.”
“Sure, go ahead.” Lin Erer replied with a smile.
He hung up the phone and woke up his roommate.
He spoke to his roommate about feeling uncomfortable and got him to ask for a half-day absence from the tutor. Also, he told his roommate not to walk him up for the meal. Instead, he would look for food after waking up.
After all, it looked like he would attend the boss fight with Annan. He did not know if he could finish it in an hour. If the battle lasted till 8 a.m. and it was not done, his roommate would try to wake him up for classes.
If it was found out that he couldn’t wake up, it might cause a commotion.
Then, Lin Erer closed his eyes again.
Suuankou, who was still a little sleepy, opened his eyes from the bed.
His identity had become a youth version of a phantom thief in another world.
He saw a post from Delicious Wind Goose on the forum:
“Anyone who is not afraid of death, are you going to help Boss Annan with something big?”
The content of the post was brief, with only one sentence.
“Remember to wait for me when you go, and don’t start the boss event first. I’ll be there in fifteen minutes.”
That was the first reply to Longjing Tea’s post.
“Come on, Old Goose.”
Then Lin Yiyi: “I’ve already arrived. Please teleport over here! Annan has turned white!”
Jiu Er: “This is my revenge battle! Originally, my mother told me we would go on a two-day-long vacation. However, it seems that it will be delayed by a week.”
Citalopram: “I’ll take a leave of absence. Please give me 10 minutes.”
More than 60 people had replied to this post, and the number was still increasing.
Everyone’s opinion was unified.
Suuankou couldn’t help but reply:
Even though he might be of little use in this kind of battle…
“Standing up for my bro. I’m good at this!”
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