I’m A Baller - Chapter 56
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
[As the host’s body is currently in the stage of puberty, modifying the attributes will have a marked effect on the host’s height, physique, and appearance.]
[Is there a timeframe you would like to work with?]
Wang Yan didn’t give his answer right away. Instead, he asked cautiously, “How drastic could the changes be?”
[The host has grown by 0.5 inches this year. Your current height is 69 inches.]
[The ideal height and weight range for the host, as determined by the System, are as follows: Height – 73 to 74 inches, Weight – 165 to 198 pounds. The host’s body proportions will become exceedingly perfect, the shape of the muscles will become smooth, and the body will become extremely fit and healthy.]
[However, given that the attributes would remain in the range of Excellence, the host could only grow to the height of 70 inches, but with close to perfect body proportions, good muscle tone, and a fitter and healthier body.]
Wang Yan’s eyes sparkled as he was overcome by excitement.
Wang Yan had always been bothered by his height. Although he wasn’t considered short at the height of five feet and nine inches, it didn’t allow him an edge over his male counterparts. More often than not, he would have to lift up his head in order to look at others.
Even compared to girls, he was hardly much taller than them.
He Meng could easily become taller than Wang Yan simply by wearing a pair of high heels. Lin Weiwei didn’t even need to wear a pair of heels; she was already around Wang Yan’s height in sneakers and had no difficulty looking him in his eyes.
Besides, if someone wasn’t tall enough, one’s shoulders weren’t broad enough, or one didn’t have legs that were long enough, the person would be hard-pressed to look good even in the best clothes. People only needed to look in the mirror to know that.
Having an opportunity to perfect his appearance made Wang Yan much happier than making tens of millions on the streets!
As for the timeframe…
Two inches within twenty days seemed pretty reasonable.
It was just in time for September 1st, when he would be starting his college term. That would be perfect!
“Let’s complete the changes within twenty days!”
[Roger that. The host shall increase his height to 70 inches within 20 days in order to achieve an excellent body.]
[Note 1: The shape and tone of your legs are already close to being perfect, so the change will focus on length, and all other adjustments will be minimal.]
[Note 2: Changes to Strength, Agility, and Intelligence will take immediate effect.]
After exiting the System, Wang Yan did some stretching and warm-ups while waiting eagerly for the huge transformation.
While it might not be easy verifying whether his physical fitness had indeed improved, strength and speed wouldn’t lie.
Wang Yan’s bed weighed at least 200 pounds, and he could now lift up a corner of his bed with minimal effort like it was no trouble at all.
That might not have been superman strength, or a Herculean effort, but he would still be considered very strong by average standards.
What was more incredible was his comprehensive abilities.
People who possessed static strength were usually muscular, but relatively slower, and people who were fast and possessed dynamic strength often had problems with stamina and endurance.
Just like in Japanese Kungfu films, the male lead would go into explosive mode and have a sudden burst of strength. He would basically go wild.
For one minute, that was. Not a second more, not a second less.
And if he still failed to defeat his opponent, he would have no choice but to produce controlled weapons in a last-ditch effort.
Out came a meteor hammer, a mace, or a thunderbolt, and the next few scenes would become grisly.
But what if everyone was formidable? What could be achieved in one minute?
People would need at least five minutes to do much, right?
Wang Yan, on the other hand, had no weaknesses or disadvantages.
Explosive strength, endurance, agility, flexibility—he had it all. He would have no difficulty executing difficult moves and was even capable of doing a split.
“No, wait, f*ck that sh*t.
“Not a split. It’s not manly enough for Boss Wang,” he thought.
Actually, what Wang Yan was most concerned about was whether the improvements in physical fitness would strengthen his immune system. After all, having a strong immune system was far more important than having great strength.
How great would it be if he never had to fall sick?
Anyone who had ever had a runny nose would be able to answer that question.
As for the enhanced intelligence, there was no way to verify it at that moment.
Wang Yan did feel that his mind was clearer and that his sense of sight, smell, and hearing had vastly improved. He was a lot more sensitive to external stimuli, and his senses had become very sharp.
Visual sharpness could be attributed to physical fitness, and intelligence was related to the brain’s ability to process information quickly.
Alright, there was no need to go into detail.
To cut a long story short, modifying his attributes was a very pleasurable and exhilarating process.
Wang Yan felt that this time around, he had truly undergone a glorious transformation, one that was even bigger than the changes that had been brought about by the Habit Incubator.
The Habit Incubator had an effect on his qualities, his software.
As for height, build, and appearance, those could be likened to hardware.
The better the hardware, the more it would be able to optimize the software.
Likewise, the better the software, the more it would be able to release the potential of the hardware.
They complemented each other.
In twenty more days, Wang Yan would become someone who truly had it all, in terms of both software and hardware.
Just a while more!
Just a while more, and he would be able to relax for a bit!
Of course, before that, he would still have to upgrade the System.
His EXP was now 491/500, so it wouldn’t be too difficult for him to attain the next upgrade.
He only had 280,000 remaining in assets. After deducting 90,000, he would revert back to extreme poverty, and that was a gross understatement.
“Alright then, let’s leave that aside for now. Let’s spend some money first,” he thought.
There was no point buying clothes since he was in the midst of a growth spurt.
As for watches, he couldn’t afford to buy any at the moment.
And bags… Why would a man need that many bags?
One could never have enough designer luxury items, so spending money on that was out of the question. Besides, Wang Yan had already figured out a long time ago how he would spend his allowance at his current stage.
He’d make a donation!
Wang Yan was very grateful for having received this life-changing gift from the heavens, this System that descended upon his life, so he wanted to do his bit for society, too.
He had no intentions of becoming high-profile. He was just after peace of mind.
As for whom he wanted to donate to, there was an orphanage in the Xiawa area, and Wang Yan had already gotten Brother Xizi to find out their bank account number for the collection of donations.
He could make a direct transfer to their account and specify that it was to be used for school fees. The director of the orphanage was a respectable old man who loved children and had a good reputation, so Wang Yan had no doubt that the donation would be used properly.
After making the transfer and verifying it, he was in a great mood.
“I’m not a good-for-nothing who’s useless! I have made contributions to society!”
Just as Wang Yan was busy indulging in his idiosyncrasies, he was pulled back to reality when the System was upgraded to Level 7.
[Breathing Wages, 4 dollars for each breath taken]
[Gourmet Crit Hit, 6% probability]
[Drink Crit Hit, 5% probability]
[Game Crit Hit, 4% probability]
[Sleep Crit Hit, 3% probability]
[Read Crit Hit, 2% probability]
[Sports Crit Hit, 1% probability]
[The Mall: Yet to be refreshed]
His daily breathing wages had been increased to 115,200 dollars, but conversely, the number of EXP points now required had also increased, making him shiver.
To spend twenty-five million, f*cking hell!
I knew you wouldn’t let me off so easily, but I hadn’t expected you to be this cruel…
That would take me 217 days!
Wang Yan wailed and collapsed on his bed, feeling that there was no way he would be upgrading to the next level anytime soon.
Even the newly introduced sports reward was unable to cheer him up. A probability of one percent. Damn. It might as well not exist.
After venting his frustrations, the capricious Wang Yan was feeling okay again.
It didn’t matter how difficult the next upgrade was. He should be enjoying the present!
By now, the System had already amassed the six major functions: eating, drinking, playing, sleeping, reading, and exercising. There weren’t many major functions left.
Wang Yan was really curious what other tricks the System had up its sleeve for the next upgrade.
If there were no other tricks, then what would the upgrades and rewards system be like?
In a dozen days, he had already done three months’ worth of work, so how else could he maximize the critical rewards?
Never mind, never mind. He’d let nature take its course.
“Let’s go tease San Wang, since I’m in a good mood!” he thought joyfully.