Today I will like to talk about 全职高手, a novel by Butterfly Blue, published on QiDian. This photo wasn't by me, I took it off https://baike.baidu.com/item/%E5%85%A8%E8%81%8C%E9%AB%98%E6%89%8B/6893637. But I did buy the novel, 19 books total. WOW.
I watched the animation series when it first came out and was wowed by the quality. It was really good, as good as japanese animation. But as the anime took its time to produce the second season I watched the drama instead and then as it ended at the midpoint of the story I went to finish the rest by reading the novel.
The story started off with the main character Ye Xiu (or Ye Qiu, his 'stolen' identity) being asked to leave the team. He was a professional gamer and was the Team Leader of Jia Shi Squad. Reluctantly he chosed to retired instead of accepting a demotion. Being a professional gamer who retired, he was not able to participate any competition within one year of retirement. He left and went into an internet cafe nearby and started a new life as the cafe manager who worked permanent night shift. That night was also the launch of the 10th server of Glory, the MMORPG he played as a professional gamer. He transfered a character from the first server and began his new adventure in server 10. Later part of the story he fought his way back into the esport arena and well began his journey towards championship. I will leave you to read the story yourself.
First I need to say that I don't really like the drama, mainly the changes they did to the storyline. The animation follows the novel more tightly but currently the story is up to the point of 'All stars weekend'. I loved the novel but really hated the ending. Maybe it is just me but why, why must it end like this. As a writer I do understand that people will hate the ending of my story as well, hahaha, but as a reader I really cannot accept this ending. Oh well.
Do go and watch the drama or animation or read the novel. Highly recommended.
I love the game so much that I am thinking of creating a boardgame out of it, based on the MMORPG Glory, or rather the professional arena where teams battled against each other to become the champion team. I hope I can manage to really build it up. Watch this place for further update if I manage to get the game mechanics to work.
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