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Chapter 135: Repeated horizontal jumps on the edge of the fallen horse

Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations

Editor: GaeaTiamat


It was night.

Bai Li went back to his room after he received the 20 dishes that Wen XingYao worked so hard to make, and after he washed up, he lay down on his soft bed and brushed up the post he had sent out in the game forum not long ago. After a discussion with Zhuo Rui, the technical staff of Holographic Game Design Competition added a small program to the post which would select the 2,000 eligible replies at 00:00 on March 2, and give away the Carefree game slots directly to the chosen netizens who replied. 

Considering the existence of the Chosen One, the game slots were drawn for both the Starblog raffle and the forum post event. These slots weren’t directly bound to a person, and the recipients could decide where they would go. While that was true, the netizens were a little more serious, and their creativity and imagination were endless. When he looked at one sincere rainbow fart, Bai Li’s face couldn’t stop smiling.

Some netizens were octopuses, clearly they required more than 50 words, so they wrote a small essay of several hundred words, which praised the game from beginning to end. Even Bai Li, the game maker, wasn’t immune, as they said that he was the most talented game designer since the competition had been running, and Carefree Farmstead, wasn’t an ordinary farming game, and would also be painted in the history of the empire. Some other users, probably because they believed in “more work, more pay,” while their rainbow farts might not be of the same quality as the former, they were better in terms of quantity. Bai Li saw several familiar nicknames and thought to himself about how much these people wanted to win a spot in the game.

Then he contacted the official technical staff and added a setting to the program, so that the same ID would be considered a successful entry as long as it appeared once, and the number of follow-up posts would not be counted separately in the total number of entries.

The activity was to always be fair.

(The “more work, more pay” netizens: [we may not be human, but you are a real dog! (Woof a cry out QAQ!])

After he chatted about the details of the changes, Bai Li continued reading. However, even as he watched, he noticed that the content of the replies gradually became strange.

[I want to ask you, why did you decide to make this game in the first place?]

[LiLi, I want to confess my love for you! I really love the game Carefree Farmstead! Farming is fun, fishing is fun, raising chicks is fun! I love all the food in the game, I can’t imagine how you designed the taste of them, obviously none of the food in reality is delicious QAQ. Carefree Farmstead yyds! Bai Li yyds!!!]

[LiLi, oooh! I seem to be born not to plant! Every time I dig a hole to bury the seeds, the crops that grow out are crooked, not at all as neat as others have. How to solve this problem, ah?]

[LiLi, what are the tips for choosing a pet? I want to have a unique pet like Big Brother Demon Xing, Gray Scales, Easy Victory Life, and Long-winded, Scrupulous Son! At the end of the event I grabbed a few taming grass clusters, and I haven’t had a chance to use them until now!]

[Can I get a game slot directly for complimenting the game maker in this thread? Waiting online, quite anxious!]


Bai Li, “…” Well, it seemed the netizens were starting to become unprofessional and intent on getting his attention. He thought about how he had never interacted with players and netizens before, and since he had the time to do so, he actually replied to the questions seriously.

Those who posted didn’t think the game maker himself would respond to them. After all, over the past two months, Bai Li had left them with the impression that he was aloof and unapproachable. So when they did get a response, they were even more excited than happy.

Grandma/Grandpa, the game maker you follow can actually type! That’s rare!

After the excitement, they went to check the content of Bai Li’s replies carefully. Not only did they look at their own, but they also looked at Bai Li’s replies to others.

The netizens found that Bai Li, the game creator, has a deep understanding and familiarity with Carefree Farmstead. No matter what kind of questions they asked, as long as they involved the game’s existing gameplay, he could answer them in detail, and each question was answered with specificity; without hiding anything.

The netizens were touched by such thoughtful behavior, and at the same time felt an inexplicable familiarity, as if someone had shown such an attitude to them before. This was especially true for veterans of the game. That feeling was even more obvious, they even  got together to discuss a few words, and found each of them actually had the same feeling. This was strange!

Bai Li didn’t know that this whim had actually made him jump sideways, left and right, and that he was on the verge of dropping his horse. He spent about two hours answering most of the questions he could, until he finally felt a bit tired. At the last, he posted what was on his mind, as well as his thoughts and outlook on the game Carefree Farmstead, and wished that the netizens would finally get what they wanted, before he quit the thread.

After Bai Li left, the post remained hot, as more and more netizens came to hear about it, but they could only dryly watch Bai Li’s replies and cry that they were late.

Some people took screenshots of Bai Li’s replies and opened a separate post to focus on those discussions, which also became a hot post in a short time.

However, as the discussion went on, someone weakly raised a remarkable speculation.

[Say…Have you guys ever noticed that LiLi seems to be very familiar with the game world? It gives me the feeling that it’s not a game maker’s familiarity with the game, but a game player’s familiarity with the game. Do you know what I mean by that? I suspect that LiLi is also in the game, one of the five thousand of us!]

They hadn’t thought about such a speculation before it was mentioned, but once it was said, they felt a shock.  Like a faint spark gently ignited in an empty fog mass, a burning light erupted, and the players who had already speculated were instantly firm in their thoughts and came forward to say that it was indeed very likely. This should be considered an amazing and huge discovery. In order to show the solemn attitude towards this discovery, players quickly opened a new post and speculated about who the game creator Bai Li was in the game.

The players who got the news poured into the thread like a tidal wave, as they actively spoke and counted down the possible targets of suspicion. Finally, somehow, the focus of attention finally came to the first player to enter the game, “Li Bai.”

[This is really not my blind guess. ‘Bai Li’ is ‘Li Bai’, pronounced backwards, this is ironclad evidence ah brothers! (PS: It seems that the big man is also a name waste, ah)]

[Yes, yes. Big Brother Li Bai also knows a lot about farming, and we learned our farming techniques from him at the beginning, and, don’t you forget, he could even do the chicken cottage so perfectly, plus also build his own vine frame!]

[And oh, there are only five anchors in the game, but all five seem to know Big Brother Li Bai. If he is the game maker Bai Li, that makes sense.]

[The first to enter the game when Carefree Farmstead was not even remotely famous, knows the game very well, often gives players all kinds of help without asking for anything in return, encourages us to play freely and innovate…if he isn’t the game’s maker, I’ll eat all the cabbages I just harvested raw!]

[Ooh! I remember another thing! Before LiLi posted a picture. The picture of the little guys are Big Brother Demon Xing’s family two pets. Big Brother Li Bai and Big Brother Demon Xing are good friends, so that he has such a picture is not surprising. Hehehehe!]

As one detail was dug out after another, players became more and more certain about this speculation. Some people directly ate up Bai Li’s ID in the forum in the post, while others frantically sent private messages to Bai Li, as they tried to get Bai Li’s attention.

With such an important discovery, how could it not attract the attention of the “forum spammer” Mo Song? Although he was addicted to the game for a small half month and could not hang out in the forum much, every day he would still take a little time to pay attention to threads in the forum about Carefree Farmstead news. With that evening’s post, he read the whole thing, and also at the urging of the excited players, went together with them to see Bai Li’s forum avatar and his profile.

The Holographic Game Design Competition forum has an interesting setting where users could see their posts and replies in the forum as long as they were not otherwise hidden. Even the nicknames they had used in the forum were also recorded.

Bai Li, as an “outsider” in this world, didn’t always know these common sense things, so he was completely unaware of this setting. Therefore, before posting in the forum, he only made one operation, which was, when he changed the nickname of “Family Warm Light Beast” to “Carefree Farmstead-Bai Li”, and thought that it would work. He never thought that because of this oversight, Mo Song, who had unintentionally clicked into his profile, would feel a moment of social death after recalling who the owner of the nickname “Warm Light Beast” really was. This was the same person that he had a fight with on the forum two months ago, wasn’t it?

When he thought that the person who deliberately raised a bar with him was actually the game designer of Carefree Farmstead, and it was also likely to be Li Bai, with whom he had a good relationship in the game, Mo Song’s face turned blue and red, and he didn’t know how to face Bai Li. However, even so, the belated apology still had to be given to people.

While the players were frantically calling Bai Li, the owner of the incident, Bai Li also saw the post and read down those small details one by one, and realized that he had inadvertently exposed so much. Embarrassed, he touched his nose. He thought about it, and decided it was better to admit it.

So, under the post, he sent a simple text, [Mn, it’s me, sorry for hiding it from everyone for so long.]

As soon as this was sent, the lively and cheerful atmosphere in the post was completely frozen, followed by everyone turning into screaming chickens. They were actually right!

At the same time, Bai Li also received a message from Mo Song.

The content of the message was simple, it was a Blunt Opinion kneeling down and begging for mercy and crying emoji package.

Bai Li, “?”


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August 13, 2023 5:44 pm

Well!! Not much stretch to the imagination using name Bai Li to Li Bai☺️

He’s going to be inundated by players whenever he goes online in the game🤪

xiao ying
xiao ying
August 13, 2023 5:50 pm

I actually like this naughty netizens so much, they’re funny.. hahaha

thanks for the hard work as always, addis~ 😘

August 13, 2023 6:34 pm

Hahahahaha! 😂😂😂 How unfortunate for Mo Song!

August 14, 2023 1:11 am

haha, nice!

August 14, 2023 3:39 am

Thanks for the update 😍

August 14, 2023 7:32 am

Thanks for the chapter! Netizens finally got a clue, lol

Official LMW release!

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