Translator: Star River from Wangmamaread
Chen Xiao was pleasantly surprised. He immediately pulled Xie Mingzhe into the room.
The interior furnishings were quite simple and the furniture in the kitchen and living room was plain and elegant. Xie Mingzhe had sharp eyes and found that there was a studio next to the kitchen, which was full of easels with some unfinished paintings on the convases. Maybe they were Chen Qianlin’s pieces of art?
They sat on the couch, then Chen Xiao gallantly passed the optical tablet to his brother, “Brother, check this.”
Chen Qianlin skimmed through the ten cards on the screen and looked at Xie Mingzhe, then he asked, “All these cards are made by you?”
Xie Mingzhe immediately nodded, “Yes.”
Chen Qianlin said, “IDE cards targeting every big club’s main card groups. There must be someone instructing you before.”
Xie Mingzhe didn’t mean to hide it and then answered, “It was Tang Muzhou who gave me so many pieces of advice.”
Hearing the name, Chen Qianlin slightly frowned, “What is the relationship between you and Xiao Tang? Why would he teach you?”
Xie Mingzhe explained, “We became friends in the game, but we haven’t met in person yet. The reason why Legend Tang instructed me in making IDE cards is that he wants to increase the flow of IDE cards. According to the card groups he listed, I made ten IDE cards.”
Chen Qianlin turned to Chen Xiao, “You brought him here to be my apprentice. Don’t you know that I have already retired?”
Chen Xiao coughed out of embarrassment, his cheeks flushing slightly, “I know that I shouldn’t come here to disturb you, but Xiao Xie is really gifted and he wants to be a professional player. Brother, can you at least instruct him a bit?”
Chen Qianlin said, “Take him to Tang Muzhou. I’m sure that Xiao Tang would like to instruct him.”
Xie Mingzhe and Chen Xiao looked at each other and didn’t know what to say.
A moment later, Xie Mingzhe explained, “Indeed, Legend Tang once proposed to make me his apprentice. However, I didn’t want to join the Fenghua Club, so I turned down his proposal at that time. We haven’t met each other yet, plus he is a professional player. He must be too busy to instruct me since the new season is beginning currently……”
Chen Xiao added, “Brother, Xiao Xie wants to participate in the game by himself, so it would bring a lot of trouble if he makes Tang Muzhou his Shifu and becomes connected to Fenghua. If you make him an apprentice, he won’t let you down.”
Xie Mingzhe immediately nodded excitedly, seriously saying, “Definitely! You already have a talented apprentice Tang Muzhou. If you apprentice me, I will redouble my efforts and try to win the championship. In that case, you will be the Shifu of two champions.”
Chen Qianlin, “…………”
A boy with hot air.
Chen Qianlin turned to Xie Mingzhe and met his sparkling eyes.
His eyes were brimming over with earnestness. He looked at him with an expectant look, a bright smile animating his face. It was hard to say no to an energetic and confident teenager……On the other hand, he did have considerable talent. Making so many character cards in such a short period of time meant that he was surely a precious rough diamond.
Chen Qianlin had to admit that he was quite interested in this teenager. He sighed inside and said, “Merely knowing how to make IDE cards, you barely know the ABCs of the original cards. If you want to make battle cards that don’t overlap with the database, there are many difficulties ahead of you.”
Xie Mingzhe gave his carefully-listening gesture, “I know it is difficult. To be honest, I’m a little perplexed after making IDE cards because I don’t know how to specifically make a full set of the character card group. Accidentally, Brother Chen talked about you. So I have no choice but to take the liberty of visiting you to request some instructions from you. Could you please tell me which kind of card I should make next?”
Chen Qianlin kept silent for a minute, and he suggested, “You can try to make a character card for instances. If you can make it, come see me then.”
Xie Mingzhe was surprised, “A card for instances?”
He would participate in the game in the arena. Why would he need an instance card?
Chen Qianlin explained, “In this game, most of the players need to farm instances which is a daily task. The instance cards provided by the authorities are assorted with all kinds of skills. If you can make an innovation out of the wide variety of skills, you can prove that you have greater talent than other players.”
He paused, then added, “The functionally easier the card is, the more difficult it is to innovate. You must know the principle.”
Xie Mingzhe was suddenly enlightened and regained his lucidity.
It was difficult to make a thing, which looked simple, innovative and distinct. Every player knew how to farm instances. However, how to make a really practical, original and novel instance card with unique skills was a big challenge for every card maker.
In game, only professional players and high-level match players of every club would buy IDE cards at high prices. On the contrary, nearly more than 95 per cent of the players need to perform the instance daily task every day. If he could make a really useful instance card, it would be 100 times more popular than IDE cards!
——How to innovate the simplest thing and how to make it really ‘useful’?
Chen Qianlin was indeed Tang Muzhou’s Shifu as he broadened his ideas. He shouldn’t be in a rush, instead, he should lay a good foundation by learning the simplest card and trying to be innovative. Only in this way could he master the card-making rules in the database.
Thinking of this, Xie Mingzhe took a deep breath and respectfully said, “I see. I will try to make an instance card when I get home.”
Chen Qianlin nodded, “Come see me when you make it.”
He didn’t mention the apprentice stuff, but he finally relented and was willing to instruct him, which already made Xie Mingzhe satisfied.
Anyway, he should complete Legend Chen’s task first.
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