But if such a thing was possible, wouldn’t it mean that I could kill monsters without them ever being able to target me?
I wouldn’t have to lose my breath running.
I just needed to stand in one place and focus on attacking.
The field maps in VRMMOs were huge.
And yet I might be able to defeat someone before they even see the attack coming.
Furthermore, drop items were automatically sent to the player, so others couldn’t take them.
Killing an enemy from far away didn’t mean you wouldn’t be able to gather the items.
“Have I…found it? The strongest strategy…!”
If I did put all my points into Range, then I would have to wholly rely on my weapon and skills.
That meant my damage output would be significantly lower than other players.
However, that wasn’t important.
The thing was that I could attack others without getting attacked in return.
All I had to do was spam my attacks from far away.
Yes, there would be enemies with such high defense that my attacks would do nothing. I didn’t care.
I worked as a game developer.
I knew that such things always existed in role-playing games.
Skills that ignored defense ability!
Well, maybe it didn’t exist in this game. But MMO’s were constantly updated.
Eventually, they would have to implement something of that sort.
I decided to be optimistic about it.
But more than anything now, I wanted to confirm that this sudden inspiration was the right thing to do.
I wasn’t sure when it had started, but for a while now, whenever I had a question about a game, I would just run to the website with guides and look it up.
Perhaps I had just forgotten what it was like to explore and discover.
Right now, I was excited like a child.
“I…am going to pursue this!”
Yes, it was decided. My job would be ‘Archer.’
And so I had to change my equipment to fit it.
Right Hand: Beginner Bow
Left Hand: (Beginner Bow)
Torso: Beginner Shirt
Legs: Beginner Pants
Feet: Beginner Shoes.
Accessories: -, -, –
There were other weapons including guns, shurikens, and boomerangs, but the bow had the longest range.
And so I chose the bow.
That being said, I had never held a bow in my life.
It would probably be best to practice in the park for a while.
They had targets set up so you could practice.
And so I copied other people and nocked my first arrow and drew.
Oh? It landed right in the center!
Was it being affected by something else?
Or was it fate? Was it because my name had the character for arrow in it?
Let me try again.
Once again, it landed straight in the center of the target.
This felt like it would be effective in real combat.
Thunk! Thunk! Thunk!
The sound was so pleasing as well.
If I had the bow equipped, my quiver would be filled with an unlimited supply of arrows.
So I wouldn’t have to worry about running out of them during a fight.
Thunk! Thunk! Thunk!
Yes, it felt so natural to me.
Maybe it really was fate.
I think it was time for a real fight.
I considered joining a party again, but since there was no penalty for dying, I thought that I might as well try going out solo.
In the end, I just wanted to be free to play as I wanted.
Now, it was time for my first battle with my bow.