Ryan looked around as they were lead on a small tour, with the ultimate destination being the game. Everyone around him was practically a kid, probably the oldest was half his age, kinda makes you feel old being around people who are only just finishing high school and going into college. He wasn't sure what kind of environment the game would center around, or if there would be any gaming tournaments for it, but he was pretty sure that if there was he would win. Experience and skill trumps everything after all, and Ryan had been playing games since before these guys were born, good games too. You just can't get bored with the classics.
They arrived at the gaming center, and it was amazingly. The technology in this room was years ahead of its time, he hadn't thought that he would live to see the day that VR gaming became real. The implications were just ... to much to consider. This could be used in the military, to communicate with comatose patients, so much more, and here it was before Ryan and 4 others of the best gamers in the world, they were test subjects most likely, but Ryan was happy to be a test subject, as long as he was one of the first for this amazing moment.
He listened as the others talked, of course he had already guessed at how the system worked, he quickly skimmed through the options and made his choice, his character was unique he believed, and its race had natural abilities that he wanted. He would now become Slar.
It was like being a child exposed to a new toy, that amazing sensation which he felt once more. His family would never understand the gaming world, or those who lived in it. He heard the woman say the last few words about the machine and he hopped in, trying to imagine his character and what it would be like, and of course how it would act. The movements would be different, possibly hard to adjust to. Who had 4 arms after all? Well all the better to kill with, so Ryan slipped the headband over and closed his eyes. He heard the machine close its doors and then felt the most amazing thing ever.
It was like being tugged from your body and put into another, without moving. He could feel a slight jerk and then as the machine fully integrated with him, he felt himself fall, straight into the waiting Slar. He noticed his environment quickly, and the others around him, however he had no time to pay attention to them. He made Slar do martial art warm-ups, trying to fully sync with Slar and understand the movements he would control. It took a few moments to figure out how Slar worked, but after those few moments Ryan knew exactly how he could kill. He pulled out his weapons and experimented with them, and after a few more moments he was done.
He looked around once more and took note of the others. There were 2 dwarves, a human and an elf, interesting choice. The Elf would be able to shoot him if he was seen, so in a battle against her he would have to remain unseen and kill her before she could kill him, the human seemed to be a mage, so the same applied to it, kill before it killed you. There were also a fighter dwarf and a assassin dwarf, he might be able to take those on in a one on one fight without sneaking around.
The blue color of the room was interesting, making his first environment almost surreal, plenty of places to hide and fight, except he was probably jumping the gun. He didn't think that they would be fighting against each other, most likely it would be a work together, learn weaknesses, then fight if it came down to it. He had Slar move back, closer to the shadows to watch although still staying near the others.