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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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47 Chapters
Chapter Name Release Date
CHAPTER 1: Getting a Key ago
CHAPTER 2: Character Creation? ago
CHAPTER 3: Player 2 ago
CHAPTER 4: Breaking Things ago
CHAPTER 5: Boss Fight? ago
CHAPTER 6: (Not So) Remote Work ago
CHAPTER 7: More Questions Than Answers ago
CHAPTER 8: RTFM ago
CHAPTER 9: BBQ ago
INTERLUDE I: Arcology ago
CHAPTER 10: Loot and Lore ago
CHAPTER 11: The Barrier ago
CHAPTER 12: Hollow Men ago
CHAPTER 13: Risk ago
INTERLUDE II: Corporate Machinations ago
CHAPTER 14: Sunrise ago
CHAPTER 15: Routine ago
INTERLUDE III: Executive Education ago
CHAPTER 16: Fixing Things ago
CHAPTER 17: Moving Forward ago
CHAPTER 18: Turing Test ago
CHAPTER 19: Ethical Slavery ago
CHAPTER 20: Parallel ago
CHAPTER 21: Obstructions ago
CHAPTER 22: Deeper Delve ago
INTERLUDE IV: Gilded Cage ago
CHAPTER 23: Second Wave ago
CHAPTER 24: Crossroads ago
INTERLUDE V: Better Than One ago
CHAPTER 25: Possibility ago
CHAPTER 26: Incomplete ago
CHAPTER 27: Minor Errors ago
CHAPTER 28: Fair Trade ago
CHAPTER 29: Uncomfortable Truth ago
INTERLUDE VI: Blue Boxes ago
INTERLUDE VII: Antagonist ago
CHAPTER 30: Burn It Down ago
INTERLUDE VIII: Error Log ago
CHAPTER 31: Sacrifice ago
INTERLUDE IX: Forced Move ago
CHAPTER 32: Unstoppable Forces ago
CHAPTER 33: Meeting the Neighbors ago
CHAPTER 34: The Dragon ago
CHAPTER 35: Ominous ago
CHAPTER 36: Awakenings ago
CHAPTER 37: Misunderstandings ago
CHAPTER 38: New Perspectives ago

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WalterGL
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Fans of litrpg check this one out.

Reviewed at: CHAPTER 9: BBQ

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.

Doorfrog
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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.

Laithmeanslion
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Close encounters of the VR kind

Reviewed at: CHAPTER 1: Getting a Key

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

DawnPaladin
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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.

Tzendrix
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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!