4 Rolling But Faster
As usual, a screen pops up in front of my soul-eye thing. Instead of seeing numbers and texts, I can only see two buttons that I can click on with a little bit of text on the top, explaining what the buttons do.
Choose the skill that [Roll] will evolve into.
[Roll+] and [Burst]. These skills are still low-tier, but at least they're faster than the [Roll] skill given by the game—er system now that I think about it. In fact, any movement skill is faster than [Roll] except for [Roll] itself.
Were these the choices I had to choose from back then? Either way, I'm not sure but hey, beggars can't be choosers.
An improved movement skill used by sticks. With a greater affinity towards the wind surrounding the stick, the stick can harness more energy and use it to propel the stick forward.
Rate of movement: 10 meters per hour.
Oh, that's not bad. The rate of movement is doubled from before. And what, I have like 500 more meters to go before reaching 'experience heaven'? I'll probably get to the place even before it reaches its max level.
Now let's see the effects of the other skill.
An improved movement skill used by sticks. Commonly used by those who want to travel long distances in shorter amounts of time, this skill harness the wind energy around the stick and stores it, allowing it to burst behind the stick and propel it forward at a speed unlike before. Has a cooldown time.
Distance traveled: 20 meters
Cooldown: 2 hours
Looking at it first glance, the [Burst] skill might seem pretty good, but let me tell you right now that it is worse than [Roll+]. Why?
Well first off, would you like to stay in place for 2 hours before getting to move once? If you like to look at the sceneries, sure go ahead. But if you're like me who wants to experience many things or just play the game—well life seriously, you're better off choosing the [Burst] skill.
First off, even though the distance traveled by the [Burst] skill is double that of the [Roll+] skill, the [Burst] skill only travels that distance after two hours. If you look at it, they practically travel at the same rate, but with one skill needing you to stay in place for a long time!
And so, without further ado, I'll pick the [Roll+] in front of your eyes without even getting a chance to witness me choosing the [Burst] skill.
[Roll+] has been chosen.
[Roll] has been evolved to [Roll+].
Within seconds, the information I had on the [Roll] skill were fortified, allowing me to see that I can control more wind than I used to into moving. Well I say this figuratively because it only took the time it takes to snap a finger for the [Roll] skill in my mind—well soul to be transformed into [Roll+].
The fact that I can sense more wind is true though. It gives me a feeling that I'm learning some sort of abstruse magic even though that abstruse magic is just using wind to push something.
I've delaying myself for a while now, standing in place. I'm 35 meters away from where I've started so let's continue this.
At first glance, one would see a difference in the faint green glow that covers my body, it's now more pronounced and more vivid. If I upgrade my movement skill one more time, the glow that covers my body might probably look like a flat coating of neon pastel green, interesting and eye-catching, but boring nonetheless because it's a flat color.
Speaking of the word 'flat', back then, you wouldn't know if the player was a girl or a boy... that's a given anyway considering all of the players were sticks. But as players started to evolve into existences capable of showing gender, it was more obvious. Some players had a species that could show extreme masculinity or femininity, while some...nothing.
I don't know why I'm telling you this but I should really get rolling.
I'll update you whenever something interesting happens.
6 and a half hours have passed since I evolved the [Roll] skill into [Roll+] and all I could say is that...the scenery changes faster than before.
Other than that, it's already morning. The sun has scattered its light throughout the vast skies, tinting the skies a light and peaceful blue. If I remember the time from 7 hours ago, it's now around 8:00 a.m. and it's my second day of reincarnating into this world as a stick.
So far, so good.
Anyways, a screen popped up in front of me, telling me something about a title. Let's read it together.
[Aurus] has achieved a travel distance of 100 meters, allowing him to gain the title [Traveler I].
Oh. A title. I forgot the game had that.
What are titles? Well they're basically achievements you get by playing, but they have effects to give you unlike the titles you see in other MMORPGs where they're just for decorations.
The effects the titles give range from increased movement speed to even gaining the ability of casting certain skills. Of course these skills are insanely strong if they're only obtained from titles. Or rare. Or both.
'Examine [Traveler I]'
Requirements: Travel a distance of 100 meters
Effect: 10% increased movement speed
Just what I needed at the moment.
'Equip [Traveler I]'
[Traveler I] has been equiped as the title of [Aurus].
In an instant, the intensity of the green light surrounding my body grew by a little, allowing me to feel that I could move slightly faster than before.
Well that's all for now. I'll update you once something interesting happens again.
3 and a half hours later, a notification screen pops up.
[Roll+] has been upgraded to Level 2.
The glow around my body intensifies a bit more as my speed increases.
15 hours later, just a few hours after the third day of my reincarnation officially started, another notification screen pops up.
[Roll+] has been upgraded to Level 3.
With my amazing math abilities, I could calculate that having a Level 3 [Roll+] with the [Traveler I] equipped will allow me to move at 22 meters per hour. I'm getting closer and closer to a rate where I can move a meter every minute.
Also, I'm getting close to the 'experience heaven' I was talking about. I could see from this distance that the trees surrounding the 'experience heaven' are around two times or three times as tall compared to the trees surrounding me a few days ago.
Well, back to rolling I go.
After 7 hours of more rolling, dawn has finally colored the skies blue, and I'm currently looking at a cleared space.
It's not exactly a cleared space, but rather, an open area made by the surrounding trees where people or sticks could freely move. But in this case, it's also the place where starting players can get the most experience to level their existence level up.
Because the open area is filled with branches and twigs that fell from the trees.
Time to truly start the journey of getting back to where I was.