Reborn As A Cripple - Chapter 2
Although it’s unofficial information, one of the elements that all serious players of [JRO] knew was the [Growth Rate System].
If they wanted to raise their base stats in [JRO], they’d have two choices. The first one was to raise their level or repeatedly change jobs and add bonuses to their career, but aside from that, there was also a system that slightly increased base stats based on the actions taken in the game.
The system’s hidden and if played normally, people wouldn’t notice it at first.
However, for instance, if players kept killing enemies by hitting them physically with their weapon, the attack power would increase strangely even if they’re a wizard, and on the other hand, if they used buffs carefully, the MP will increase to a certain extent even if they are a warrior.
We referred to it as the [Growth Rate System].
The growth rate would most likely increase in the tutorial stage before getting a job for the first time, probably because I wanted to replicate the principle that the more training done in the younger years the more effective it’d be in the development stage when it came to reality, and the more hours put into playing the harder it became to increase because of the tricky system.
In case you’re wondering, the growth limit is +320 at level 50 for all stats.
However, if you are a low-level player, it is difficult for this growth rate to be reflected in the first place, so you won’t notice it until later on, and if you are a serious player, it is natural to increase the growth rate of all abilities to the limit in the tutorial stage.
But since most of the cripples had already trained their characters to the point where their growth barely increased, they were then forced to choose between spending an inordinate amount of time slowly getting their characters to full growth, or starting over, getting their characters to full growth, and then starting all over again.
I chose the former, but it took me three whole weeks to get my growth rate up to par.
But this time I’m still 0 years old!
If you’re at this stage, where you haven’t even reached the tutorial stage, you’d probably be able to reach your growth rate more quickly and efficiently than in the game.
In the world of [JRO], there are about seven status counters which are [HP], [MP], [ATK], [DEF], [MATK], [MDEF] and [AGI].
As a baby who couldn’t move and could only cry, I wouldn’t be able to raise physical stats like [HP], [ATK], [DEF], and [AGI] yet.
But on the other hand, I think that magical stats can be raised even in my current situation.
The method was quite simple.
There are three types of non-attribute magic available in the tutorial: [Magic Bullet], [Magic Barrier], and [Magic Armor] ―these are non-attributed attack magic, defense magic, and enhancement magic.
“Uau! (Magic Bullet!)”
I chanted, and a fluttering bullet, like a transparent air bubble, flew upwards and fell towards me in a fluttering heap who was lying on the bed.
“Aei! (Magic Barrier!)”
A piercing sound echoed.
Looks like I did a good job of blocking it.
Feeling satisfied with having done well, I immediately tried again! I tried to chant with that in mind, but my energy was drained, and I couldn’t muster up the strength.
As expected of a 0 years old baby!
Even for a spell that consumes only 1 [MP], it was enough to immediately run out of mana.
My head was throbbing in pain. However, the fact that I was still able to use magic seemed to be proof enough that I was in the world [JRO].
Oddly enough, it made me happy and I took a nap while feeling somewhat refreshed and tired.
Time passed by in a flash, and two years have passed since then.
I kept grinding the growth rate of my [MP], [MAG ATK], and [MAG DEF] until my body had developed to the point where I could now stand and walk to some extent.
I don’t know if it’s because I’m young, or because this is the reality in another world, but my growth rate for [MP], [MAG ATK], and [MAG DEF] doesn’t seem to stop.
A level 10 [Wizard] is a bit of a noob compared to the hardcore [JRO] player I used to be, but it’s still strong enough to hunt down small fries like goblins and slimes. I could probably be a [Village Guard] at my current level.
But I’m not aiming to be just a village guard, I’m aiming to be the strongest.
To be the strongest in the world. It’s normal to level up and have the best equipment.
A world where you could customize your skills and jobs to perfection and still not know where it would reach.
In this world, if you look down, there would be people who fear goblins and slimes, but if you look up, there are monsters that could even wipe out dragons with a single snort.
But that’s what makes the world of [JRO] so interesting!
I’m kind of off-topic here, but the current level of magic stats I have wouldn’t be able to satisfy me. No matter how much the basic stats are raised, you can never have too much of it.
However, the world of [JRO]― as written in the game’s strategy wiki, is overwhelmingly a physics-heavy world!
The majority of enemies whether it be mobs or bosses, would hit you with physical attacks, and if you’re on the side of attacking, it would be best to hit them back with the same kind of attack.
At higher levels, there was a verdict that magic was only for buffing up attack power and that the best way to be strong is to just hit with physical attacks that depend on attack power.
In the mid-level range, it is sometimes more efficient to consider the compatibility of the magic attribute.
Anyway, I will be increasing the [Growth Rate] of my physical attributes other than magic from today on.
I’m not sure if it would be a good idea for a two-year-old body to increase the physical stats, but… well, I guess it’d be okay. I’ve heard that children are stronger than we imagine.
In this way, if players wanted to raise their physical stats like [HP], [ATK], [DEF], and [AGI], [JRO]’s [Growth Rate System] is the way to go, its system works on the premise that the earlier a player starts using it and how often they use it, the higher the return will be.
In other words, if the player practiced attacking something while their HP was being reduced and defense being trained while consequently training in something to increase speed would make all the physical stats increase.
The quickest way to do this was to fight monsters, but it would prove to be difficult when I couldn’t even get out of the house, so I decided to practice another more efficient method in [JRO].
And that is…
With a loud bang, I rushed towards the wall, running as fast as I could for a distance of about 15 meters before crashing into the wall. This was the only brilliant way to efficiently raise physical stats!
Unlike defeating monsters, this method was quite popular in [JRO] because the growth rate could be increased just by incorporating it into macro-management and leaving it alone.
“Young Master Heid!?”
“Stop it, young master!”
My eccentric behavior was only noticed by the maids and butlers, and they tried to stop me when I had blue bruises all over my body.
Algeo (father) and mother criticized my eccentric behavior and were very much mad at me.
“I want to be a strong knight!” was what I said back to them.
“I think it’s a little too early for Heid, but…”
“Well said! That’s why you’re the eldest son of the Dukehardt!”
And so, at the age of two, I was now trained by a professional knight. This was exactly the benefit of getting injured. Though, I’m injured right now.
I mean, I’m the firstborn.
The Dukehardt is a marquess family, I thought I had older brothers and sisters that are not at home.
Well, I’m just the firstborn, and I’m pretty sure that I’m going to have stupidly strong little brothers and sisters.
When I think about the characters and the world of [JRO] that I haven’t seen yet, I won’t be able to contain my excitement.
I’m going to rise to the top. I’m going to be the strongest in this world!