A Playthrough of a Certain Dude’s VRMMO Life – Season 1 Episode 4 Recap & Review

Earth Receives a Reward He’s Not Sure He’s Happy About

A Playthrough of a Certain Dude’s VRMMO Life Episode 4 opens with Silver sharing the backstory of Glad, a former member of his guild, with Earth. He warns Earth about Glad’s history and tactics, emphasizing that he’s targeting anyone with the title of Fairy-Playah, advising caution.

In response, Earth decides to engage in hunting, abiding by the rule that prohibits fighting someone already engaged with a monster. He tracks down a wild bear, securing valuable resources and boosting his stats, enabling him to acquire new combat techniques.

Moving forward, he ventures into a mine to procure ore for crafting steel and lightweight metal. During the mining process, he stumbles upon an explosive ore, handling it with care and adding it to his inventory.

Later that night, he approaches Blacks, seeking to borrow his smithy. Throughout the night, he meticulously crafts a twisted arrowhead and a metal whip, dedicating hours to perfecting the twists. The following day is spent completing the whip.

Earth then secures a room to work on the explosive, ensuring the safety of others. He creates three samples, one of which results in a massive explosion, and another providing the desired ratio. Using the explosive oils for hunting, he experiences a significant boost in stats, unlocking new abilities.

In the evening, while having a leather cape made, Earth encounters Zwei and Milly. They catch wind of the conclusion of the fairy PVP battles and glimpse the leaderboard, spotting both Silver and Glad.

The crowd gathers at the arenas, witnessing intense battles among the qualifiers. The climactic moment arrives as Silver faces off against Glad. A spectacular duel unfolds, with both contenders nearly evenly matched. In the end, Glad outwits Silver with a series of strategic moves.

Suddenly, Glad’s fairy undergoes a transformation into the Fairy Queen, who rejects Glad’s leadership. She reveals that the tournament’s purpose was to identify a worthy ruler and asserts that Glad’s selfishness disqualifies him. The Fairy Queen speaks with the demeanor of a sentient being.

While offering Glad his promised reward, she also proposes a fairy of equal strength to her pre-evolved form. This proposition shocks Glad, prompting him to threaten the use of force. In response, the Fairy Queen challenges him to a battle, unleashing a barrage of high-level moves that leave him with only 1 HP.

Silver imparts a valuable lesson to Glad. The Fairy Queen then calls upon the Fairy Playahs and bestows upon them their rewards at the end of A Playthrough of a Certain Dude’s VRMMO Life Episode 4.

The Episode Review

A Playthrough of a Certain Dude’s VRMMO Life Episode 4 kicks off with an exhilarating spree of leveling up, a rite of passage for most gamers. It’s akin to unlocking ten chests at once and filling your inventory to the brim. The episode also highlights the game’s remarkable attention to minute details. This becomes especially evident when Earth attempts to create explosives, receiving three test solutions to determine the optimal ratio.

However, the game skews the portrayal of top-tier players and their treatment. At a certain point, it becomes illogical for the Fairy Queen to engage in combat with Glad. This would be akin to pitting a player against an all-powerful character from a video game. Games are designed to have a hierarchy, and it doesn’t align with the essence of gaming that players cannot ascend to the top or are judged by some form of virtue.

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