As the 21st century creeps past its midpoint, Earth’s galactic neighbors make their presence known and send us a mysterious game. Those in power ponder how first contact will change the political landscape, game companies plan and plot how best to take advantage of their new competitor, but for one jaded game designer and tester, this may be the opportunity of a lifetime.
This is my first publicly posted fiction, reviews and suggestions are welcome. New chapters come as I finish them, about once every 3 weeks at the moment.
Contents: sci-fi, fantasy, full-dive VRMMO, progression, light elements of litrpg and cultivation
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This story is a really good skew on the dot Hack 'virtual reality but it matters' concept, and I really like the elements of the real world reacting to the game as well. There is a neat slow burn on the reveal of the world the main character lives in, as well as the virtual world being explored. This is a good story.
Good story so far, I like the exploration of this system's powers that develop through use. The VR world itself seems a lot more dynamic than the usual bog standard start at floor 1 and make your way to floor 100. The VR creators seem a little more mysterious than the normal option of "Congratulations! Your world is now interdimensional TV for your new overlords."
You'll probably like this if you liked The Daily Grind or the Tower of Somnus as it has some similar themes as both with a high quality of writing.
As an avid reader of sci-fi from writers such as Anne McCaffrey, Stephen Baxter and Ernest Cline this story tickles that part of my brain that loves to imagine what the future of our pale blue dot of a world could be like and I'm eager to see where the story will go next
Interesting and unique worldbuilding, both inside and outside of the game. I like all the fun, original stuff the protagonist is doing with a game ability we normally take for granted. The main character is relatable and fun to inhabit. This is one of the best stories I've seen in some time.
I'm thoroughly enjoying the story so far. Can't wait for the next chapters to be released! For me, the setting invokes aspects of Shadowrun and SAO, but with an interesting take on a potential for the social landscape of the not too distant future. It's easy to digest, lacking overly complex technologies or other unique aspects that require pages to explain. It's a story that keeps me scrolling for more!