Naoto (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Naoto (open) Naoto (close) Today was the big day for him. Some people would call their 'big day' as a test that they had been studying for, or a job interview that they had worked so hard to get. Others would call a 'big day' as the competition that they would partake in or an important stepping stone in their lives. For him, however, all of these things seemed to come together into a weird way. Today was the release of the game known as Dragon's Arc Online or DAO for short. A long-awaited MMORPG, it was being internationally released by CC Corporation, a very highly-regarded company for gaming, particularly online gaming. The boy laid down on his bed, his Nerve Gear resting to his side. Because he wanted to make sure that it fit his head properly, he bought the Nerve Gear separately from the actual game. As for the game, he spent hours- no, days even- on message boards, on the official DAO website, and on Google. Every small tidbit of information released about the classes, he knew. Every small detail about the world that was released, he knew. Every blog post, every little twitter message- it felt as if he had read them all and then even reread them. He had prepared himself for the release of Dragon's Lancet. Getting up early this morning, he spent a couple of minutes searching Youtube videos. Some people who had already received the game because of the timezone differences already had begun speaking on there about their experiences. Jealousy and excitement began to set in, so he had not gone to his computer since. He had only closed his eyes, going over his eventual decisions for his class. "Light armor, with Swords Dance as my latent ability to help with my attack lag... Or maybe something to help with the effectiveness of dual swords; they tend to make both swords hit a little bit less if they're being dual wielded..." Ding Dong! His eyes snapped open and before his mother could even mention that she was going to get the door, the teenage boy had already gotten to it. He opened the door, noticing immediately that it was the delivery people, with a small package in his hand. "Does a-" the delivery person looked to the package a moment. "-Naoto Fujimoto live here?" "Y-Yes, that's me!" he replied, jittery. A quick signature on the man's pad was all that he needed before he was handed the box. His mouth hung as he held the box in his hand. He had only waited months for him to feel it in his hands, so much so that unwrapping it on his front porch was almost a formality. --- Touya (his character name) (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Touya (his character name) (open) Touya (his character name) (close) After finally loading it up inside of the Nerve Gear and cycling through his classes, Naoto had finally finished deciding on a class of character and his appearance. And with that, he was taken to the world that he had been waiting to be taken to. His eyes were closed, and he could feel the soft bristling around him as a small gust wind blew through. It was like he was waking up from a dream, as he opened his eyes and sat up. Taking a look around, he was stunned by what he was seeing. "So this is the world... One of the first ever virtual reality MMOs..." he muttered to himself. After all of the time that he had spent waiting for this game, he was still a little bit shocked to still be part of it all.