Rebirth Online World Chapter 1
(Author note: this series will be a kind of test to see how far I have improved. If you like the series, please inform your friends about it. Let them be residents of Rebirth Online World just like you.)
As Rain waited for Rebirth Online World to finish installing, he read the manual book that was included in the package. It was a basic MMORPG where the control was done by keyboard and mouse click. However, since it was Rain first game, he read the manual book carefully.
It only explained the way to create a character, it’s basic user interface and some history of the world.
The main information Rain could get was that there were over 100 「Classes 」or job professions to choose from – divided into first class, second class and third class. First class was taken when the character reached level 10. the second was when the player reached level 50 while the third would be when the character is at level 75.
There was also something called skill tree. Some skills on the second class skill tree may require a skill from the first class to be increased to a certain level to be unlocked, and the same law applied to the third class. Based on the skill tree, there were also countless combinations of character skills and battle styles.
For example, a 『Swordsman 』 may take 『Magic Swordsman 』 as his second class but whether he will wield water, fire, or other elements magic will be determined by what skill he takes on his 『Swordsman 』 class. Due to that, many players either planned their skill tree carefully so they will be able to unlock all skills even if they were all not high leveled, or walk on one path and max out a few skills.
Just as Rain wanted to continue reading the manual book, the installation finished. Due to the fact that most VRMMORPG games needed fast internet connection, almost all houses were provided with a high speed internet cable. For Rain who was only playing an old generation MMORPG, it will ensure him no lag when playing and the high speed internet loaded the Rebirth Online game client in less than ten seconds.
“Welcome to Rebirth Online World!”
Those words filled the screen before it disappeared. After that a short movie was played. It was a normal opening in any old generation MMORPG game with some of the classes inside the game displaying their skills. Rain was immersed in the opening video since this was the first time he saw something like this.
After that he was taken to a login screen where he needed to create an ID to log in to his account. Finishing the registration process, he was taken to the character creation scene. Rebirth Online World only had humans as the character race however the appearance was highly adjustable: you could do everything from add a mole to reshaping the body muscle. You can even use your own face and hair as the template. Rain who was immersed in it for the first time spent around 20 minutes until he got an avatar that looked like him.
A boy with black hair and black eye color, with sleepy eyes and some black circles under it, a mole below his left eye and lips that were very pale in color. The character skin color was almost white and his face had thick eyebrows to fit his face.
“Alright this is me.”
When he wanted to press next, he couldn’t proceed. The character name was empty.
Rain had never played a game before so he didn’t know that he needed to put a name. When he saw the box flashing red with ‘Name’ beside it, he finally realized. What kind of name should he use? His real name? He was contemplating for a while before decided on a name. It was a game after all. There was no need to give out his real name. After all, it would be embarrassing if he met someone he knew inside the game. Just when he realized that, his appearance couldn’t be changed anymore because of system restrictions, so he will now need to think of a name that won’t bring him shame.
that is the nickname that Rain choose for his character. He felt satisfied. After all, in some way this name explained his character. All this time he always went with the flow, so the name moving water really suited him.
He proceeded by clicking next and then the screen turned dark. A loading screen appeared and in the next few seconds, 「Moving Water 」 had become his character. He was now seeing the world of Rebirth Online from Moving Water perspective.
The place where he will appear will be the tutorial grounds. New players were teleported here and couldn’t leave until they reached Level 10 and changed to their first job.
On the screen, Rain could see the user interface. On the top left there were the 【HP bar 】, 【MP bar 】, and 【EXP bar 】. HP stood for health points and if this reaches zero, the character will die. MP was mana points that were needed to utilize a skill. EXP was experience which, upon reaching 100%, will allow the character to level up.
On the top right there was a 【Minimap 】 that showed the location of the characters and the surrounding area. It can be enlarged and closed again.
On the bottom left of the screen there were the buttons 【Status window 】, 【Equipment 】, 【Inventory 】, 【Friends 】, 【Party 】, 【Guild 】and 【Options 】.
On the bottom right of the screen there were shortcut boxes for his item’s and skill’s quick use.
This was the first time Rain saw this kind of user interface so he opened the manual book again and made sure that all of them were correctly placed and functional.
Finally, he moved the character using his own hands for the very first time.
Editing Complete: Hayashi Moritan