Chapter 109: Related business
Translator: Noodletown Translations Editor: Noodletown Translations
“That’s the situation.”
The three of them sat in a small teahouse across from Dongguan Book Forest, and Fang Qi and Xu Zixin listened to Shen Qingqing’s story quietly.
“Dongguan Book Forest is mean!” Xu Zixin looked a bit angry, feeling that they were being unfair to her good friend. “Can’t they give us one or two days?”
With a frown, Shen Qingqing sipped the fragrant tea and shook her head. “It seems that we have to find another way.”
“What else can we do?” Xu Zixin sat there sulkily.
Fang Qi smirked and asked, “The promotion here is just giving out flyers?”
“What do you mean ‘just giving out flyers’?” Xu Zixin gave him a dirty look. “Doesn’t everyone do it that way? Mr. Fang, what good ideas do you have?”
She rolled her eyes and thought of Fang Qi’s shop. “Even if we can promote the book in your shop and ask your customers to buy it, the most that we can reach is two to three hundred people, right?”
There were 1,000 copies. Unless each bought five to six books, they could never get all the books sold.
More importantly, only a small portion of the players played Diablo.
Fang Qi shrugged. He had planned to use the official novel to promote Diablo Two, and they would be getting the purpose wrong if they promoted the book in his shop instead.
After a moment of thinking, Fang Qi beckoned at them and called them over before whispering something to them.
“Will it work?” Shen Qingqing looked at Fang Qi in surprise, not totally understanding his wild idea.
“We won’t know until we try,” Fang Qi said, “We can put the other books in a small bookstore, and we’ll know the effect by then.”
“Okay…” Obviously, Shen Qingqing was hesitant, but she nodded at last. “I have a friend who owns a small bookstore. Despite its remote location, we can use it.”
Xu Zixin stared at Fang Qi in doubt. “Will it work?”
In the internet cafe, Nalan Hongwu, An Huwei, Ouyang Zhen, Su Tianji, and Ye Songtao were sitting in the lounge with Li Haoran.
With the curtains pulled open, the sunshine shined into the building through the wall of glass, providing some brightness to the dark internet cafe.
“Xiaoyue, do us a favor and get us a few containers of Haagen-Dazs!” An Huwei yelled.
Glancing at the people around him, Li Haoran sighed, “The work is all left to me… This kid!”
Their focus was obvious.
Fang Qi’s performance in Counter Strike today showed them the power of this new kind of weapons. Even without Fang Qi’s techniques, the weapons themselves were mature and excellent.
Other people around them looked over and wanted to join in, but they didn’t dare to walk up, let alone joining the conversation with Nalan Hongwu and An Huwei here.
A better option for them was to study the guns in game.
An Huwei found that he had fallen in love with this snack, Haagen-Dazs, and had to have a container each day.
While eating a mouthful of ice cream, he asked, “Do you mean… you youngsters will work together and establish a special organization to study these new spiritual artifacts?”
“Something like that.” Li Haoran nodded. “In fact, it was brought up by Ms. Nalan. You know, Mr. Fang is busy playing games each day and doesn’t want to manage anything else. It astonished me that he actually agreed to be our technology advisor.”
“What’s good about establishing such a small organization?” Obviously, An Huwei had his eyes on these new weapons. The city guards would look very dashing if they were equipped with such weapons.
“Why don’t you work with me, the Castellan? I’ll provide the funds.” With Nalan Hongwu watching on the side, An Huwei decided to cut to the chase.
Li Haoran gave him a bitter smile and said, “I’m afraid that it’s not possible.”
“Why not?” An Huwei said with a dark expression, “Do you think that I’ll take advantage of you?”
“Mr. Fang said no.” Li Haoran shook his head with a bitter smile. “He said that he doesn’t care what others do, no matter if it’s studying the weapons in the game or making them. We can’t change anything about our agreement.”
“What’s wrong with this kid?” An Huwei’s face turned dark.
Nalan Hongwu laughed and patted An Huwei on his shoulder, saying, “The speed is the key. It seems that you were too late.”
For him, Nalan Mingxue was his junior, and he naturally wouldn’t be jealous of her. Besides, even if this type of spiritual artifacts could be produced, he probably wouldn’t have the chance to use them.
“No! I’ll talk to Fang about it!” Ye Songtao was unconvinced.
“I’ll talk to him too!” Su Tianji was also unwilling to accept it.
Of course, they would change their mind once Fang Qi rejected them.
Could they force him to submit to them? They wouldn’t dare to offend Nalan Hongwu, let alone that mysterious cultivator behind Fang Qi.
After all, they could study the weapons however they liked, and Fang Qi would neither interfere or stop them.
What Fang Qi wanted was some simple research with few conflicts of interest.
As to the other people who craved these weapons, Fang Qi didn’t care how they studied them either.
For Nalan Hongwu, Counter Strike was interesting, but it was less meaningful than the Legend of the Sword and Fairy, as well as Diablo. He would spend one to two hours to enjoy its fun, but he would mostly spend time in the Shu Mountain Faction in the Legend of the Sword and Fairy to understand the principle of being gentle like water or playing Diablo.
Su Tianji was very interested in these new spiritual artifacts, but since she hadn’t finished playing the Legend of the Sword and Fairy yet, she wouldn’t spend all her time on playing Counter Strike. Two hours each day was enough for her.
Same thing applied to An Huwei and Ouyang Zhen. After all, the benefits they got from playing Counter Strike were neither cultivation strength nor the exquisite sword techniques in the Legend of the Sword and Fairy.
The benefits that Counter Strike offered was the concentration of mind, which wasn’t for them.
They would continue playing Diablo and the Legend of the Sword and Fairy.
Of course, this didn’t stop them from playing Counter Strike occasionally since this game had no restrictions such as levels and experience points which existed in Diablo and the Legend of the Sword and Fairy.
This game’s main targets were young people who had just begun cultivation or warriors who wanted to improve concentration.
Pang Rulie heaved a sigh of relief, feeling like he could finally feel elated.
“As I expected, many people have felt threatened…”
Many upper-class figures in Jiuhua City came to the gathering.
They almost filled the entire third floor of the Wind and Moon Pavilion.
“It was a wise decision to pull Huo Chong into our alliance!” Seeing the big crowd, Pang Rulie grinned.