Netojuu no Susume Episode 4
/SCREAMING + FLAILING
OHHHH MY GODDDDDDDDD, HE KNOWS, YUUTA WAS ABLE TO PUT THE PIECES TOGETHER, HE KNOWS OR AT LEAST IS HIGHLY SUSPICIOUS OF THE FACT MORIKO IS HAYASHI. OH MY GOD, I CANNOT CONTAIN MYSELF!!!!! I AM SCREAMING RIGHT NOW.
The first half of the episode delved into the topic of Loot Boxes. I think we all have that love hate relationship with this concept, especially when there’s no guarantee of which item you may get. Loot Boxes are existentially a lottery, an easy way for companies to eat up your money unless you have incredible luck like Lilac. A lot of us though are more like Moriko, who have to spend a fortune and still end up with the shitty prizes that you either already have or can be obtained in game, before you finally get at least one top prize item. It is a difficult temptation to resist, especially when there’s a probability boost.
There was one time I have tried the Loot Box, and I will never pay to do it again. I learned the hard way it’s not worth my hard worked dollar. I’d rather spend my money on a guaranteed prize I know I will get.
AKA: I have abysmal luck when it comes to the lottery. So I’d rather not take the risk of wasting money on things I don’t care about or won’t use. Also sales, I am penny pincher, so I will never pay for something full price unless it’s something that will never have a discount.
The Second half of the episode delved more into the dynamics and relationships among the characters. It appears Liliac has a crush on Kanbe, as it really burned her how he didn’t find her outfit cute at all (SHE WAS ADORABLE DAMN IT) after the money and effort she put into it. Kanbe told her he just prefers her as herself, and Liliac decided to do just that instead of showing off her dazzling outfit.
She was also shown us how she is envious of the partnership between Hayashi and Lily. She is perspective enough to know the two of them are very close, and like each other a lot. She would like to be able to interact with Kanbe like that too, but more importantly, so she has to keep her feelings to herself because of the Guild’s rules of no relationships.
Moriko on the other hand is catching the attention of many men. It’s starts off with the cashier; Kazuomi, who finally had the opportunity to open up how he plays the same game too, and the two gushed about the Loot Box prizes. Yuuta is trying to cope with being rejected of the opportunity to take her out for supper, and doesn’t understand why, but has been desperately trying to find opportunities meet her once more to figure out if she hates him or something. Then we have Koiwai… who managed to not just get her contact information, but secure a “date” to go out for drinks. He is having a field-day of smugly rubbing this in Yuuta’s face. But funny enough, in the end, Yuuta ends up getting the whole story from Moriko when she talks with Lily as Hayashi in game about her dilemma of the situation!
…Which leads me back to screaming because I don’t know what else to say!!!!! I simply cannot wait for the next episode!!!!
That being said, I do wonder if Koiwai is actually intends to set the two of them up on a date!?
Last thing I wanted to share- though it doesn’t have anything to do with the episode, this series is really rubbing onto me. In the last few days, I decided to try playing some MMO’s again – the free play ones and the trials at the very least. God, I miss it! It has been seven years since I’ve last played an MMO. A lot of has changed in terms of how comfortably I can play and control my character. I had to adjust a lot of settings to accommodate my health conditions, but after several trial and error, I managed to find a way to make it work! :D
Okay seriously, is it next Friday yet?