Well, on New Earth that is exactly the way life is. On New Earth, violence is illegal. Epic the MMORPG was created for people to clip up, enter the world of Epic, and take out their agression on fictional characters rather than doing harm to a real person. However, over the years, the purpose of the game shifted and became the determining What if the quality of your life depended on how well you played a MMORPG? However, over the years, the purpose of the game shifted and became the determining factor for what kind of job you had, where you were able to live, and what supplies you received. Central Allocations, a small group of people in charge of all the decisions, controls everything.
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Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. OK Follow to get new release updates and improved recommendations About Conor Kostick Hi, thanks for your interest in my books.
Perhaps you want to know more about my background as a historian, or perhaps you are more interested in my fantasy fiction. To some extent both types of writing have their roots in the fact that I grew up in Chester, a walled city full of the remains of its Roman and Medieval past. For many years after, I moved from major city to major city in the UK pausing only in Doncaster to work in a large tractor factory Case International to earn enough for my first computer and to start writing. My dad is from Dublin and having always enjoyed my visits there it was often in my mind to move to Ireland.
I enjoy writing both history and fiction, although I find the writing experience very different. So much so that I feel refreshed when moving from one to the other. If my most recent publication was a work of history, it will be safe to assume that I am now working on a novel and vice versa!
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Plot summary[ edit ] Epic takes place on a world named New Earth and follows the life of a boy named Erik Haraldson and his involvement in a game called Epic. Epic is a virtual game which echoes World of Warcraft and EverQuest , although interaction with this game directly affects income, social standing, and the careers of the people who play. Because of this relationship a growing separation of power occurs that mimics the real world, where those with money and power tend to keep it, and those without tend to stay impoverished both in-game and in real life. In order to build up acclaim in the game, and thus in real life, poor players must work in-game for their entire lives in hopes of becoming powerful enough to take part in challenges set forth by the elite for prizes. With these prizes the citizens may live more comfortably in real life. If a community wishes to redress a perceived injustice, they may challenge Central Allocations or C. All of the members of C.