The Sniper and Other Players
Several days passed, and I became addicted to VR games.
At first, I doubted whether this game could relieve my stress, but I’ll try anything.
I am grateful to my junior colleague who recommended it to me. I’ll buy her a meal next time.
That’s why I’m still hunting for higher-ranked monsters today.
Since I learned my lesson the first time I was killed, I’ve even gotten into the habit of checking my surroundings every time I kill one. It’s like [Welcome to Earth World Online] all over again.
Now that I’ve hunted enough for today, it’s time to head back to town.
Hmm? What is that?
I get down behind a rock as quickly as I can.
What I see in the distance isn’t a monster, but a player. There are three of them: two men and a woman. It looks like they’re forming a party.
Naturally, when you think about it.
This hunting ground is not just for me.
There are other players. It’s natural.
What should I do?
Should I approach them and say hello?
No, what’s the point of talking to them?
Their presence is of no benefit to me.
I’d like to have this hunting ground to myself if I could.
I decide to stay down in the shade of the rock and observe for a while.
Come to think of it, I have no idea how a proper party fights. This is a good opportunity for me to learn.
They’re facing a big bear.
It’s a higher-ranked monster that I’ve taken down with two headshots from a very long distance.
When I look, I see a swordsman blocking the bear’s claws with his shield.
Even so, looking at the reduced HP size, that bear’s attack power must be quite high. After all, it is a close combat-based monster.
The woman seems to be a priestess, as she’s using her recovery skill to restore the HP of the swordsman.
I see, this is how you use the front defence as a meat wall.
The other man, apparently a magician, burns the bear with fire magic.
The attack seems to be working well, and the bear roars several times.
Eventually, the big bear turns into a particle of light and disappears.
The party of three has won.
I see… So this is how a proper party fights. This certainly makes sense.
But with this, the sniper doesn’t get the turn to attack.
Could it be that snipers aren’t in demand at parties?
Have I chosen the wrong job?
I don’t play for the demands of a party, I play for the stress relief.
As a lazy person, I like my current play style where I can play without worrying about others. There’s nothing wrong with playing solo.
One interest is rising in my heart.
In other words,
During the first few days of this game, I only dealt with monsters.
Will my shots actually work on the players?